Kenmore 4.0 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer - White ENERGY STAR®Item# 02641182000 | Model# 41182
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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans
Step up to efficiency, cleaning power and convenience with the 4.0 cu. ft. Kenmore 41182 front-load washer. It has technologies such as Kenmore Connect™, which can troubleshoot some problems over the phone, and Smart Motion™, which uses motions such as rolling, tumbling, saturating and swinging, depending on the cycle you select.
This white Kenmore 4118 front-loading washer gives you 8 wash cycles, 5 water temperatures and 6 options—such as Delay Start, Prewash and Extra Rinse—so different fabrics and levels of dirt get the best treatment. It's ENERGY STAR® qualified to save money and energy while conserving natural resources. Its 1,200 RPM maximum spin speed extracts water, so garments need less drying, also saving energy. Sound insulation and an anti-vibration system keep this Kenmore washer quiet, so you can install it near living areas and bedrooms.
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- Kenmore's 41182 4.0 cu. ft. wash drum effectively cleans 38 extra-large T-shirts in a single load
- Smart Motion™ Technology custom blends unique wash motions to create specialty cycles that give just the right amount of care to your special fabrics, like kids wear, workout wear and bulky bedding
- ColdClean™ cycle uses cold water to clean clothes as effectively as warm water cycles while using less energy
- Kenmore Connect™ sends information over the phone for quick troubleshooting, possibly eliminating the need for a service call
- Displays estimated time remaining and cycle status
- Includes dispensers for detergent, bleach and fabric softener
Added on December 19, 2013
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I have had this for machine for about 6 weeks and have disliked it from the start. It is noisy when the water comes out and bangs the water pipes. We now have a water leak and believe it was caused by this machine. Going to Sears tomorrow to replace this.
Lake Worth, FL
Several reviewers have complained about water hammer. This problem is not unique to this washer. It occurs on many modern washers. The problem can be solved by installing a pair of Sioux Chief Mfg 660-H Mini Resters between the washer and the hot and cold water hoses. It takes about 10 minutes to install. They can be found at most home improvement stores or ****** for around $10 ea. This worked well for us, no more clanging and banging. Except for this, we have been very happy with this washer. Machine is very quiet and clothes are coming out very clean.
With 15 years positive experience of my old kenmore washer, I bought this one without any hesitation. However, I was so disappointed by the bad design of the washer: 1. I totally agree with other users that the water injection is too low to wash clothes cleanly. The normal wash cycle can not even soak the laundry properly leaving some items still dry. It seems to use the laundry weight to measure the water injection which is not scientific at all. Using laundry volume to determine the water volume is much needed. I have to always use the bulk wash to work around the low water injection, however bulk wash has no high spin option. Washer is designed for washing the laundry, not designed for saving water!! 2. Rinse and spin cycle is energy wasting by spin too much, but rinsing too little. We need more and frequent water injection to rinse the detergent out, instead of high and long spin cycle. High and long spin is only needed in the spin cycle, not the rinse cycle. 3. The whole design is so rigid programmed. No flexibility to allow manual adjustment. My old washer can be manually turned to any stage of any washing cycle as you want to. with this one, you can't change anything as soon as you press the start button. I love my old washer so much, but have to replace it due to some water leakage. I can't believe the new model is designed so poorly to compare with the old one.
This washer works great but has 1 problem water hammer. The water turns on and off so fast it causes your pipes to bang, this is called water hammer. This has been the only washer that has cause this. It can be very loud and damaging to your pipes.
Machine does not wash clothes. I bought this to replace my old Kenmore front load washer (which has worked great for 15 yrs & still does, I simply thought it time to "upgrade" since the dryer finally went out). This new design is a disaster. Allow me to enumerate: 1. The "agitator" (for want of better word) slopes from the back of the drum to the front and progressively gets shorter in height. A quick comparison of agitator height (at its center) to drum height is ~9% (compared to my old washer's 14%); this results in not enough agitation & dirty clothes. 2. There is a very large gap between agitator's end and the door gasket of ~29% (compared to my old washer's 15%); this results in small articles pushed to door where they get stuck & don't get washed. 3. Not enough water injected. Except for the "bulky" setting the clothes are simply not wetted enough to properly wash. I've been getting around this by using the bulky setting, but clothes come out wetter and the settings cannot be adjusted for a faster spin cycle. My old washer does a better job of washing clothes, this new machine is "obviously" more water efficient, but designers forgot that the purpose of a washing machine is to wash clothes! 4. Whoever came up with the idea to inject water at start/stop intervals did not consider the pipe "hammering" that takes place. Unbelievably noisy, and I can't understand what the purpose for this is. I suppose on a positive note, the end of cycle chime is "so pleasant" to hear. Too bad more energy wasn't spent on producing a product that actually washes clothes instead of giving us a product that chimes so pleasantly at the end of the cycle. Overall I'm very disappointed in the machine. Don't waste your money and look for a better machine. Take note of the ratios I've quoted above, perhaps another machine has a better design. especially look at the distance between the "agitator" and the door--too big and clothes will get stuck here and not have a chance at all of any washing action.
San Juan, PR
I BOUGHT THIS WASHER, BECAUSE MY OLD ONE (ONLY 2 MONTHS OLD WITH ME) DIDNT WORK ANYMORE. EASY TO USE, QUIET AND THE CLOTH COMING OUT ALMOST DRY.
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Worked well for four months.Then it stopped spinning. Needs repair. Also, I wish it had a separate spin cycle. The best is rinse and spin. I believe that I would rather have a machine that was not electronic(computerized). Now I need a repairman. My husband can not fix it.
this machine cause a condition called water hammer. The machine fills with water and stops abruptly which cause your water pipes to bang. This can cause issues with your water pipes and you may need to install a water arrester.
This replaced an aging agitator-style washer. I have no prior experience with front loaders for comparison, and after using the machine for over a month I am pleased with the purchase. For first-time users there is a bit of a 'learning curve' as these machines function quite differently from the old style washers (for instance, don't expect it to 'fill up' with water). There are plenty of settings to explore, yet the Normal setting has served my general purpose well. My washer is in the basement and the only thing that I really hear is some 'water hammer' (commonly occurs when a valve closes suddenly at an end of a pipeline system causing a pressure wave in the pipe - also called hydraulic shock). This is probably more of a plumbing issue than the machine, but is not that disconcerting. Other than an occasional 'thumping' at a certain spin speeds, the washer does a pretty good job of balancing the load (I actually watched it redistribute the contents when too much vibration was detected, thus correcting the problem). I have sat through entire cycles out of sheer curiosity and everything seems to function as expected. Pretty amazing stuff, especially when coming from such a dated washer. So far I have not used the 'Extra High' spin setting as the 'High' setting is very effective at removing water. I'm not sure about the 'jet taking off' sound is that some reviewers have mentioned as what I hear seems in context with what could be expected from this type of washer (although I have noticed that sound at a laundromat with commercial washers). Sometimes I can not even see the contents as a result of the spin speed. As a result, drying times have greatly reduced even using a medium heat setting (which I typically use). Oh, I also hear the chime when completed ;-) My first experience is so far a good one, and therefore I'm still loving this machine. Hopefully my satisfaction will continue for years to come.
I love this washer!! It is whisper quiet & does fantastic job of cleaning our clothes!! I love all the features & have begun using the sanitize feature on dish towels, sheets & bath towels! Someone on here commented on wrinkles in her clothes, this washer has a steam cycle if u think u need it but my clothes come out just fine without using the steam! Absolutely NO COMPLAINTS about the quality of this washer! And the current price of $549 (what I pd) is AWESOME!! You do need the pedestal which is great, makes it the perfect height for me! I'm 5' tall & cldnt always reach clothes in the bottom of my old top loader!!!! No more sore shoulders for me!!!
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