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Kenmore  3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load High-Efficiency Washer - White  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02625102000 | Model#  25102

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 Rating 2.5 | 84 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $719.99
Savings: $220.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Shipping Depth (in.): 26.7
Shipping Height (in.): 45.3
Shipping Width (in.): 28.5
Dimensions and Capacity:
Depth (in.): 26.25
Height to Top of Cabinet: 43.5
Height with Lid Open (in.): 66.25
Washer Interior Capacity (cu. ft.): 3.8 Glossary
Washer Interior Size: Less than 4 cu. ft. Glossary
Weight (lbs.): 121
Width (in.): 27.125
Color and Styling:
Color Family: White
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Quiet Package: No
Weight, Shipping: 136
Minimum Circuit Rating: 15 amps
Voltage: 110/120V
General Features:
Control Type: Electronic
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Fill Hoses Included: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Remote Diagnostics: No Remote Diagnostics
Water Factor: 4.0
Top and Lid Material: Painted steel
Wash Basket Material: Stainless steel
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 800
Number of Water Temperatures: 5
Wash Agitator (Motion): Wash Plate
Dispensers: Bleach Dispenser, Fabric Softener Dispenser
Wash Cycles: Permanent Press Cycle, Heavy Duty Wash Cycle, Delicate Wash Cycle, Normal Wash Cycle, Rinse & Spin Cycle, Specialty Cycle
Cycle Options:
Color Cycle: No
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: No
End of Cycle Signal: No
Spin Speed Option: No
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 135
Modified Energy Factor: 2.40
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Related Items:
Matching Electric Dryer: 02665102000, 02665202000
Matching Gas Dryer: 02675102000, 02675202000
Matching Elec Dryer Model: 65102, 65202
Matching Gas Dryer Model: 75102, 75202


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Product Description

Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer - Efficient and Thorough

This Kenmore high-efficiency washer 2510 is a laundry essential, helping you to get your family's clothes clean and ready to wear. It gets the job done efficiently, using 65% less water and 75% less energy than other machines. The Kenmore high-efficiency washer also includes the StainBoost option, which provides extended washing to remove tough stains from clothing. It has the capacity to wash a large load of towels, or even bulky comforters and pillows.

  • Combining wash basket motion, impeller rotation and a burst of concentrated detergent, the Triple Action® impeller deep cleans fabrics while using less water.
  • Stainboost™ extends wash time for a deeper soak, better cleaning penetration and more powerful stain removal while remaining gentle on fabrics.
  • A small footprint makes this washer an easy fit for apartments, basements and starter homes, while powerful performance delivers the same clean you’d expect from larger machines.
  • Rapid spin speeds squeeze excess water from clothes, linens and more for faster, easier transfer to your dryer and shorter dry times.
  • Designed to help remove detergent build-up, cut down on odors and rinse away any left-over grime, the Clean Washer cycle provides essential maintenance for optimum performance.

Added on October 04, 2013


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29 Reviewers (35.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise43 found this helpful
Nov 13 , 2013
Don't be afraid of an HE washer!
When I purchased my townhouse a year ago, I was thrilled to find that there was a washer and dryer in a laundry room on the first floor, a much more convenient location than the basement. It turned out to be a mixed blessing. The old Kenmore Series 70 washer was extremely noisy. When Sears had this model on sale, along with the bundled dryer, I couldn't resist. I was somewhat nervous about buying an HE washer. The published reviews on such machines are very mixed, to say the least. I downloaded the instruction manual and read it even before the machine was delivered. I was determined to do it right, in order to possibly avoid the problems others have reported with HE washers. I have only done three loads to this point but am very pleased. It is wonderfully quiet (particularly compared to my old washer). The laundry comes out clean. A full load on the Normal/Regular cycle took 45 minutes. I washed a queen size comforter on the "Bulky" cycle with an extra rinse. It took an hour and 20 minutes. The noises are different than a conventional washer. The different loading routine is somewhat difficult to get used to. I filled the machine with one load of clothes only to realize that I forgot to first pour the HE detergent in the bottom of the basket. Out the clothes came, in went the detergent, back in went the clothes. Don't be afraid of this HE washer! It's great!
Criticism27 found this helpful
May 15 , 2014
Not Worth the Savings!
Bought this washer after my GE Front Loader died after 7yrs. I didn't want to spend almost $1000 on another front loader; I just wanted something that cleaned my family's clothes. I didn't mind a top loader as I use my mom's often and think it works fine. I wanted an HE washer that would save on water, but this has been a horrible purchase! I just received it today and have already arranged to exchange it. I don't mind spending another $220 for a front loader that I know will get my clothes clean! The agitator is small and doesn't move my clothes around at all. I kept pausing the wash to see what was going on inside and everything stayed exactly the same way as it was put in until the very end; It basically soaked in water, nothing more! We are a very active family - triathlons, mountain biking, bmx racing, etc.. - and need a washer that does more than soak our clothes! I could have filled the tub with water, put detergent in it, dropped my clothes inside and it would have been the same thing! My husband's clothes still had funky/sweaty body oder (underwear, socks, even under shirt sleeves...eeeww!). The tub is also very loose, causing it to swing around during the wash or spin cycles, and the wash is noisy! Spend a little more and avoid this washer, PLEASE! The ONLY way this washer will get clothes anywhere close to clean is if you keep the loads VERY small (tiny!), like near the tiny agitator, which in that case would make the rest of the 3.8 cu. ft. tub useless! We are a busy family of 4 (includes 2 very dirty males) who don't have time for tiny loads or stinky clothes! HORRIBLE!


McAlester, OK

Sep 22 , 2014
this washer was a complete waste of my time

it dose not clean at all. I have to run the washer two times to even get clothe some what clean. I think this washer needs to be recalled and should be replaced with a better washer with no coast to me. I paid way to much for a peace of ****.

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Dallas, TX

Sep 2 , 2014
The worse washer I've ever owned!!!

Where shall I begin? 1. Clothes come out in a twisted mess and/or balled up. 2. Clothes come out with stains they didn't have when they went in. 3. Dark clothes come out with white spots even though I use a liquid detergent. 4. Clothes don't come out clean. 5. Very, very noisy! I had a repair man come out and he did not solve any of these problems. I have another coming out tomorrow. I don't want this machine! I'd rather pay double to get another one. DON'T BUY THIS MACHINE!!!!

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Aug 29 , 2014
I hate this machine

Worst washer I've ever used. I've had this washer for about 4 months and am so unhappy with it. Without the agitator in the middle it just wads up the clothing and doesn't rinse the soap out. I have it set to rinse twice and on most loads I run an extra rinse cycle. So that is 3 rinse cycles just to get the soap out of the clothes, so much for saving water and being energy efficienct. It's loud, it seems to take longer to do a load of laundry, I can't put as much in because I know the soap won't get rinsed. I could go on and on with my dislikes. I wish I could return this washer, such a waste of money! Don't buy!

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Capitol Heights, MD

Aug 26 , 2014

Wish I would have read these reviews before I purchased this washer. Worst Washer EVER!!! My old (1990) machine cleaned better that this one. The white clothes come out dingy, and the color clothes are not bright. I tried several different detergents with no luck. The machine controls the water level, so I think this is the problem. There is not enough water in the machine to clean the clothes properly. Ive had it more than 30 days, therefore I cant return it. However, because of my warranty Sears is allowing me to exchange it for another model. Thankful, for warranty and Sears GREAT customer service!!!!

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Batavia, OH

Aug 26 , 2014
It took some getting use to but now I have a love/hate relationship with it

It is loud and makes weird noises but it cleans clothes and saves water. It seems to take longer than my old washer did so I'm not sure how efficient it really is. I hate that the lid child locks. My kids are grown I shouldn't have to put up with such a feature. Lastly I miss being able to soak my clothes overnight. This washer does not allow that and won't fill with enough water to even entertain such an idea.

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Santa Cruz, CA

Aug 26 , 2014
Returned this washer in less than a week

Did not work! Installer turned it on for a second and left. First of all, there is NOT a fabric softener dispenser as stated in specifications. They tell you to use a Downey ball which is not included. I went to three stores and did not find one to purchase. After giving up on Downey ball put in my first load following instructions. Sensor came on for a long period of time, then about a pint of water went in machine. Sensor came on for 1/2 hour then machine turned off. Repeated this frustrating experience for a couple of hours. Called Sears. They sent repair tech two days later. I was at work so my brother met with Tech. Tech told my brother I was not being patient and machine would work if I left it alone. He also mentioned we could trade for a different model if we wanted. I came home, machine STILL DID NOT WORK! After two frustrating hours on the phone was able to arrange an exchange. I got the LG top loader He machine that is working well and as expected. All in all, a pretty terrible experience for a like time kenmore user.

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Downingtown, PA

Aug 25 , 2014
Do NOT purchase this washer

I truly wish I had returned this washer, I dislike the noise, the fact that everything comes out wrinkled and sometimes with detergent residue,( I know to use less detergent) I have never owned a washer with so many issues. I have owned Kenmore products over many years and have never been this dissatisfied.

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Kannapolis, NC

Aug 12 , 2014
not happy

i am so not happy with this washer. the other one i had was a king size. i could put everything in it and it washed great. this one gets off balanced and the downy ball hardly ever opens to let the softener out. i am very disapointed with this one and will never buy another one like it.

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Encino, CA

Aug 12 , 2014
Do Not Buy This Machine

We have had this machine for about 7 months and I have been wanting to write a review. We would never purchase this machine again. Even with the Super setting which is supposed to have more water, many items are not even wet upon completion of the cycle. Unless all items are pretreated they are not clean and have to be washed again which defeats the purpose of less water used. In addition, the unit locks when turned on so you cannot put more items in unless you unlock the machine. This machine is more trouble than it is worth. Conserving water at the risk of unclean and dirty clothes is not worth it. We would not recommend this machine to anyone and are sorry we purchased it.

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Aug 12 , 2014
Give me old school again!

What a pain in the **** it has been since day one! I had to call a repair man the first day. All the high tech sensor nonsense is horrible! I have to keep restarting it because it will quit halfway through. Go back to when you started your machine and it actually went through the whole cycle and cleaned your clothes!

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