Kenmore 4.5 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Top-Load Washer w/ Express Cycle - White ENERGY STAR®Item# 02628102000 | Model# 28102
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Ratings & Reviews
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
I promise to update on this machine from time to time. I'm interested in reporting how long it lasts and how well it does. Change is a constant thing in consumer goods. You develop certain expectations and experiences. Such as with different trusted brands, etc. We bought a GE high efficiency washing machine after owning a lady Kenmore washing machine for many years. Expectation--that it would last a long long time and be relatively trouble free like our old washing machine. Well, not so. The motor went out in less than a year. Was replaced under warranty. The machine went on for four more years. Then, wouldn't spin. Repairman said, computer was out, replacement of part alone was $450, he said, don't go down that road. Get a new machine. Well, the worry there is, buying something that would also be problematic and expensive to boot. Bottom line: they ain't what they used to be. You aren't going to get 15 years out of a washing machine. Yes, you can still buy the old style agitator machine that isn't energy nor water efficient but the models have pretty small capacity -- 3.4, 3.6 cubic feet. We wanted a larger model that would do a good job and had largely good reviews and ratings. This was that machine. SInce it has a clear view window glass on top, you can watch it to see what it does. It is weird to see how little water it uses. The machine does various things and really works to get the clothes agitated and circulated around. Bottom line: so far so good. We did have one unbalance problem--a cotton blanket mixed in with sheets and pillow cases. The machine gives a "UB" code on its screen to let you know. It will not do as the washing machines of old did, and bang loudly and keep going until you stop it. THis machine will just stop and make you correct the problem. We tried redistributing the load but no dice so we took the cotton blanket out and let the machine finish the load without that; then we tossed in the blanket alone to let it spin dry. We've done a ton of loads in the weeks we've had the machine thata's the only time. Remembering, every washing machine gets a balance problem occasionally and usually, it's something really heavy. We've washed huge loads of towels, etc. no problem. The other thing with people complaining about these machines wrinkling clothes. My experience has been, they spin out the clothes so dry, that if you leave them sitting in the machine for hours and hours or overnight after the load is done, they almost literally dry in the machine. Our solution has been, pretty much just throw the clothes in the dryer within a few hours and no more wrinkles. The machine has done a good job for us so far, and judging by less lint in the lint catcher in the dryer, seems to be a lot less harder on clothes than our past machines. I will report any problems/issues as they occur, hopefully this review process here allows updates/edits as time goes by. We did buy the 5 year protection plan.
The machine has all the features. Unfortunately it doesn't work. Many service calls. The machine stops during spin cycle, and we are consistently told there is no problem with the machine. The problem reportedly is excessive soap, improper loading and other similar issues. We are not first time washing machine users. This will be the last Kenmore product in our household.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I spent nearly a month reading reviews on multiple sites before making my purchase. I can say I am a very frugal consumer and I take the time to read all reviews. With that said the negative reviews I read about this washer actually slowed my decision making down because I wasn't sure about this product however I purchased it anyway and I am glad I did. If you haven't had a HE washer before it will be different from what you are used to. It uses less water but your clothes will come out clean regardless of the size of load. I'm not sure if some of these reviewers are complaining about the noise unless they were used to washing clothes in the 1800's. So unless your washroom and your bedroom are in the same room the noise is normal for any washer. Bottom line you will not be dissappointed with this washer.
Very glad I purchased this washer. While not taking up any more room in the laundry closet than the replaced old agitator style I had before it accommodates a much larger wash load. I can now wash comforters without having to go to the commercial coin laundry. To get the optimal wash results be sure to put items to be washed into the machine exactly like the instructions state- in a circle type loose arrangement where you can still see the center of the washplate at the bottom of the wash tub after everything is placed in the washer. This washer cleans better than the old whirlpool agitator style washer that I had before. It is also much more quite than my previous washer. I was even able to get a $50 rebate from the local power company because it qualified as a HE/ High Efficiency washer for the rebate.
I love the little things like having a timer to count down til my clothes are done, Having choices on what type of cycle I need for my dirty clothes such has Normal, Express, Sheets or Whites (these are my 4 I use most) and I must say this Washers feature are so easy to understand. But most of all I love that not matter what size, color or type of laundry im doing everything comes out CLEAN!!! I had over a month with daily usage and haven't had one complaint or problem with this machine!!
I waited 6 months to write this review because I wanted sufficient time to form a solid opinion. I am very glad I made the purchase and am extremely happy with the washer's performance! It took a while to get used to the HE features, but using less detergent and less water than my older Kenmore are fabulous pluses! We have 5 cats and a previous reviewer complained of cat hair left on the sides of the drum after the wash load. I do not find this issue with my washer -- no lint or pet hair whatsoever is left behind. My only complaint is that it is noisy. I would not suggest this model if your laundry room is next to a bedroom or family room where (depending on the time of day you do laundry) noise might be a factor. Ours is not, so I simply enjoy my fresh, perfectly clean clothes!
Love washing machine had over 1 month replaced whirlpool washer after 4 years hope this one lasts longer. We load this washer full and cloths come clean and rinses perfectly I think previous reviews use to much soap or they have no idea how to wash cloths hehe. Bought new hoses so I would not have to install myself and when delivery crew showed up rude said they never saw a hook up like ours and said I had to do it I said you mean you never put water hoses through a hole in the wall to connect to water source. Took me 10 minutes to install pathetic and lazy I hope Sears sees this review. Great washer horrible lazy delivery crew.
Baton Rouge, LA
I have had this washer about 3 months and have no complaints at all. I was concerned about it washing king comforters because i did not know if 4.5cf would be large enough. After talking with friends who have this size, i decided to purchase it. This washer gets my clothes clean. The wash time is a little longer but i just put a load on before I go to work or while I am cooking dinner or watching tv. No big deal. My old Kenmore washer was the standard agitator. When it finally quit working, it was 34 years old. One more note, my sales person, Michael, at the Lafayette, LA Sears store was most helpful and did everything for me. Love Kenmore.
If you're looking for a great HE large capacity washing machine that really gets clothes clean I suggest you give this washer a try. I love it and I've gone through 3 washing machines in the past 10 years because they just didn't last and the repairs cost more that the machines! Nice job Sears!
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