Kenmore 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer w/ Express Cycle - White ENERGY STAR®Item# 02628102000 | Model# 28102
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No one in its class performs better* and no one in its class cleans better.**
The Kenmore® 28102 washer is now bigger.*** It also features the high-performing Triple Action® impeller to provide a deep clean, 3-part wash motion while using less water. This triple action system includes a wash basket motion, an impeller action and a burst of concentrated detergent pumped through the wash plate.
The white Kenmore 2810 washing machine uses 63% less water and 73% less energy for over $175 per year in total savings.† It also makes it easier than ever to get whiter whites, thanks to the Timed Oxi™ dispenser. Just press a button, and your oxi additives are released into the wash at the right time to help boost cleaning power. Set-in stains are no match for the Soak cycle that helps eliminate tough stains from clothing. The PreWash option also lets you customize your wash to clean organic stains like berries, wine or extra-dirty loads.
- 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.
- The timed Oxi-Option™ is designed to automatically add powdered oxygen cleaners at just the right moment in your washer’s cycle for deeper cleaning and brighter whites.
- Designed to effectively clean up to 20 towels at once, this 4.5 cu. ft. capacity washer gets more clean in fewer loads.
- Rapid basin rotation uses centrifugal force to remove excess moisture from fabrics quickly, reduce dry times and ease transfer from washer to dryer.
**Among leading brand top load high efficiency washers with washplates greater than 4.0 cu. ft. and less than 4.7 cu. ft. as measured by DOE standards, based on an 8 lb load.
***As compared to Kenmore model 28002.
†Compared to a deep fill top load washer manufactured before 2004, using the normal cycle. Average use, 11 year life and 10 loads per week.
††100% cotton, RN# 15099 from Sears, each weighs 0.90 lbs new, and are 49" x 25" new.
Added on October 10, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
New Port Richey, FL
I bought this machine almost a year ago to replace a Calypso. I was never happy with the Calypso, it didn't get the clothes clean at all. It's replacement, the 4.5 cu.ft. high efficiency top loader that I bought almost a year ago, is absolutely the best washing machine that I have ever used! I haven't had to use any bleach at all, and my whites are still as white as new. My water bill has gone down (as has my electric bill - because of the reduced drying time). I wash everything on a regular cycle, using warm water, two rinses, and medium speed on the spin. I only need to wash clothes every nine or ten days because of the capacity of this washer. I never thought I would actually look forward to doing laundry, but I do now. I couldn't be happier with this washer, and I have already recommended it to several of my friends who were looking for a new washer.
My old washer died about 10 days before Fourth of July, and I choose a new washer based off performance and country origin (USA). So Maytag Bravo XL 880BW @ 4.8 was my choice. It was on a huge deal 50% off at sears for like 48hrs but the availability/delivery time was 6-8 weeks. The Maytag 725BW @ 4.5 was also going to take at least a week. (Sears should stock more items in store. I actually left the store and came back the next day b/c they didn't have squat in stock. I had my truck and needed something that weekend) Since at this point my mind was made up on cost, it was hard to pay twice as much someplace else. So, I got the only thing in stock that was similar to what I originally wanted. And that was this Kenmore also made by Maytag. (It cost more BTW than the awesome deal on the 880BW) So this Kenmore has most of the features of the Bravo XL 880BW (wash cycles have different names) but at the reduced size of the 725BW. The only negative thing about the Kenmore vs the Maytag version is the motor parts warranty (1 year vs 10 years). Its the same motor so hopefully it wont break. Comparing my 10 year old basic Whirlpool and this, I say it cleans most things just as well with far less water. Its super quiet; i don't notice it with the laundry door closed. The interior washer size is 50x to 100x larger than my old basic top loader. With no agitator I feel better about washing comforters and sheets. I highly recommend using OxiClean over bleach for whites. Issues #1: You can't silence the finished beeper signal. I wash close at night and put them in the dryer in the morning, I don't want to hear that noise 90 min later, it would have been really easy to have this option. Issues #2: Towels are tough. We use our towels probably for 5-7 days until they smell. I have to check every option and wash on Heavy Duty to be happy with the results. I'm thinking about washing a 2nd time as a standard for towels but I'm on the fence with that one. We may just change towels every 3-4 days. :) Would I it buy again at the same sale price I paid: Yes, (full price I would buy Maytag) after about 2 months of ownership its a good washer. My biggest issue now is not washing so much that my older smaller dryer can't handle it. Aside note: if you are looking for a matching pair the Kenmore matching dryer has all the features and size of the top of the line Maytag. The 2nd level Maytag is missing the sanitize option... I might buy the dryer next year as my old one still works just fine.
Los Angeles, CA
I bought this machine about two months ago and hate it. I'm trading it in this weekend. Yes, it has a nice large drum, but that's about the only benefit. The water never covers the clothes completely, so often when the clothes come out of the washer they still feel dry. I can't be sure if they were ever wet. There is no way to manually control the water level. In addition, the clothes just don't get as clean as the old washer I had. Even though I bought the detergent that was specified for the machine, there is often residue left on the clothes. That means that I have to rerinse everything, and even then some of the residue may not come out. The wash cycle times are much longer, so what use to take 45 minutes, now takes at least 60 to 75 minutes. So much for energy efficiency.
I needed a new washer. I debated between another front loader or a top loader. I finally settled on this top-loading washer. I like the fact that the door doesn't leak, like my front loading Kenmore did, but the clothes do not come out clean. I've had this washer for about a month now, and I can tell you that compared to my old front-loading Kenmore, I need to use more soap, and do double-rinses. The dirt does not wah off the clothes unless I use significantly more soap than the old washer. I used to wash everything on cold with no problem. With this washer, sometimes I have to go to warm to get all the dirt off. We aren't even that tough on our clothes. Light dirt doesn't come out. The fabric softener leaves marks too, and I use VERY little. That is why I have moved to an extra rinse cycle. Disappointed. Now I am stuck with this washer for the next few years. Should have stuck with the front loader. :(
this washer was purchased as a pair with the dryer and we are very pleased with the water saving it has given. It repllaced a 20 yr old Maytag, and the fact that I got both items for less thatn anyone else around. Satisfied so far, hopefully the love will continue.
Carle Place, NY
Purchased this online for $439 /Free delivery. Just got it today. First load was pretty big as our old machine died last week, Colored clothes came out great. Surefire test was my sons filthy baseball uniform with dirt and grass stains (pre treated the grass stains) with white pants, it came out spotless. Clothes come out much dryer than my old Maytag, Drying time was cut in half in my old dryer. As far as taking longer to wash. Maybe a little. Maybe an extra 10-15 minutes. I don't know about you, but I don't sit in front of my washer and wait for my laundry. I have a million other things to do with the extra time. Have done 3 loads today so far. Every one came out fine. Looks like I made a great purchase.
This is our first High Efficiency Washer--and I did all the Consumer Reports looking, etc. Plain and simple: We could not be HAPPIER with this machine. We don't even use any fancy HE detergents either--just plain old Tide. And we have no issues with "oversudsing." All you have to do is put the clothes around--meaning, "don't cover" the middle agitator bit--no big deal. I dump my stuff in, pre-treated if it warrants-and I mean, my stuff, my husband's stuff, and my six year old's stuff---make sure that middle isn't covered, and proceed to push the various buttons. I can handle everything! I usually use the express setting, as our stuff just really isn't that dirty. But normal is also quick. With 6 cats, we have to launder quilts/duvets a lot (lots of "marking") No problem--and I've not had it "wander" across my laundry room floor or do that "ka-chunk-ka-chunk" RUN and redistribute the wash insanity! No more!!! Hooray! As we have 6, count 'em, SIX cats--I use a double rinse option. If there is still hair on items, the dryer takes that off. Our laundry is in the basement, but I'm still stymied about the "noise" issues I read in the other reviews. LOL It sort of sounds like there's some old laundress in the basement, hemming and hawing, yes-I'm serious---but it's kind of charming, not eerie. :-) And I also agree with the shorter time in the dryer, or air drying. Items are really squeezed out. And I'm all about air drying expensive cotton items---chinos, polos and button-down shirts. So, all in all, I'd say this is a wonderful washer, which I'm happy to recommend!!! And as my husband is a do-it-yourselfer (at least his $$ work clothes) he's very happy with it too!!! Would I buy again? YES!!!
Love this brand, and the value is amazingggg! Sleek , clean, look. The bundle with the dryer is the best deal I have seen on this brand. Very pleased with our purchase. Thank you much.
Although I did not have trouble originally. This year The machine has had three service calls. The first tech told me I was using to much soap. I knew that wasn't true as I wash my laundry and then rewash to remove any residue. The machine continued to make the horrible noises after he "fixed it" two weeks later the circuit board started acting up. Same tech came back, said he ordered parts never showed back up again. In the meantime I noticed that the entire top of the machine is rusting. Then the machine started leaking water out the bottom of machine. Tech just left. The bearing went, and that was wrong from the beginning. I asked about the rust. he said they do that and it is not covered by warranty. Although this tech was very nice, I am really angry with the poor quality of such an expensive machine. This was a very expensive machine when I bought it and I purchased the extended warranty
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