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Kenmore Elite  4.0 cu. ft. Front-Load Steam Washer - White  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02641472000 | Model#  41472
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Shipping Depth (in.): 31.25
Shipping Height (in.): 42.25
Shipping Width (in.): 29.5
Quiet Package: Yes
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Dimensions and Capacity:
Depth with Door Closed (in.): 29.75
Depth with Door Open (in.): 54.375
Height to Top of Cabinet: 38.6875
Washer Interior Capacity (cu. ft.): 4.0 Glossary
Washer Interior Size: 4.0 cu.ft. - 4.5 cu.ft. Glossary
Weight (lbs.): 196
Width (in.): 27
Color and Styling:
Color Family: White
Reversible Door: No
Product Overview:
Weight, Shipping: 210.5
Power:
Minimum Circuit Rating: 15 amps
Voltage: 110/120V
General Features:
Adjustable Legs: Yes
Control Type: Electronic LED
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Fill Hoses Included: No
General Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
Power Cord Included: Yes
Remote Diagnostics: Uses Phone Receiver
Stackable with Matching Unit: Yes
Water Factor: 3.3
Durability:
Top and Lid Material: Powder coated
Wash Basket Material: Stainless steel
Cleaning:
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 1200
Number of Water Temperatures: 4
Wash Agitator (Motion): Tumble Action
Dispensers:
Dispensers: Prewash Detergent Dispenser, Bleach Dispenser, Detergent, Oxygenated Additive Dispenser, Fabric Softener Dispenser
Standard Cycles:
Normal Wash Cycle: Yes
Cycles:
Wash Cycles: Permanent Press Cycle, Heavy Duty Wash Cycle, Delicate Wash Cycle, Normal Wash Cycle, Handwash Cycle, Steam Cycle, Speed Wash Cycle
Cycle Options:
Color Cycle: No
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
End of Cycle Signal: Yes
Number of Soil Levels: 3
Specialty Options: Yes
Spin Speed Option: Yes
Efficiency:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 116
Modified Energy Factor: 3.2
Related Items:
Matching Electric Dryer: 02681472000
Matching Gas Dryer: 02691472000
Matching Elec Dryer Model: 81472
Matching Gas Dryer Model: 91472
Matching Pedestal: 02651022000

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Kenmore Elite 4.0 Front-Load Washer - Easy on Clothes

Offering 4.0 cu. ft. of capacity, this Kenmore Elite steam washer 4147 protects clothing during the wash cycle so they come out both clean and intact. Its large capacity lets you wash bigger loads so you can get more laundry cleaned efficiently and quickly. This Kenmore Elite steam washer also includes the Accela-Wash option, reducing the time a load takes to finish when you need clothes clean sooner. And as an ENERGY STAR-qualified appliance, it gets the job done while saving you money on your utility bill.

  • SteamTreat virtually eliminates the need to pre-treat fabric while it tackles common tough, set-in messes with the deep cleaning power of steam.
  • With Smart Motion Technology, the Direct Drive Motor blends up to six different wash motions, providing customized care for each type of fabric so clothes get totally clean.
  • Medium capacity makes this washer versatile while allowing it to deliver the gentle or deep-down clean your fabrics need.
  • Boosting wash speeds by up to 35%, Accela-Wash™ combines the continuous soaking of Active Spray™ with the water injection of Active Rinse™ to clean more laundry in less time.
  • Kenmore Connect™ quickly sends diagnostic information over the phone for faster trouble-shooting, quicker repairs and fewer service calls.

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Added on February 24, 2012

 

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24 Reviews Write a review
13 Reviewers (54.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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teeg
May 6 , 2012
Very Quiet
I brought this washing machine 3 weeks ago. I absolutely love it. I knew that my old front loader was loud, but didn't realize how load until I started using this one. I have done a ton of laundry including my king size quilt. Everything has come out very clean. Haven't used all the settings yet, believe me there is a ton. Clothes come out pretty dry so don't need to run the dryer as long.
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fgonza
Jun 28 , 2012
Kenmore leaks and is a terrible design
We purchase it 2 months ago and it leaked, the answer was empty the tray on the left hand bottom, you need to get down on your knees do it and after a couple of washes it fills and needs to be emptied or it leaks all over the floor. I am attempted to give it back, take a loss, and buy a different product. Terrible design to have to get on the floor to empty a tank and not knowing when it is full. I would not buy this product or any of the others that have this feature (flaw)
 

umkoolbut

Cordova, TN

Aug 7 , 2014
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Leakage

Enjoy how clean my clothes are. Just tired of the machine leaking.


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Aug 4 , 2014
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Not quiet enough, but spins clothes well, and doesn't smell yet!

We bought such an expensive machine because we wanted a *really* quiet washer. It's located in my husband's office, and I do bodywork from a home office, though the room is on the other end of the house. It squeals when the water is being added to the washer, which is annoying if you are in my husband's office, and the spin cycle sometimes reverberates up through the whole house, and actually rattles the window pane in my office room, upstairs and down a long hall from the washer. We'd like to reach back and adjust the feet but it's so awkward and heavy that we dare not try to pull it out. Front loaders are notorious for smelling bad. We leave the door open to dry after each load and that has been enough so far (almost 2 years). Best features: very efficient spin requires less drying time. "Express wash" is fast (18 minutes) and uses less water, perfect for running a load of my bodywork sheets.


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codenthal

Carlsbad, CA

Jul 18 , 2014
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Shoddy product that doesn't hold up

I've only had this product for 5 1/2 years and didn't even use it for 1 1/2 of that (lived elsewhere with a washer). This washer didn't hold up at all (companion dryer works fantastic). It started making a noise and apparently Sears constructed it so that you have to replace it if the bearing goes out. So this washer didn't even make it four years of use before it completely broke down. Sears' warranty protection doesn't even come close to meeting the replacement value (stated that it is uneconomical to fix) of this product, especially after only 5 years of ownership and 4 years of use. I will not recommend this product at all to anyone. My parents always said Kenmore was a good brand but it doesn't seem as though they are building things to the same standard. Based on Sears' position on their extended warranty, I won't be purchasing products from Sears in the future.....which is too bad because I own a whole swath of products from them.


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Mar 15 , 2014
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Terrible Washer!

Kenmore quality has hit rock bottom. This washer required numerous control board changes. It smells like the stagnant cesspool at the bottom of a cave, and makes my clothes smell the same. Requires constant cleaning out. The main bearing causes a LOUD knocking sound during the spin cycle and the repair tech says the repair will cost $1730, over twice as much as the purchase price. Unusable, this washer is trash and will be the last Kenmore product I ever buy.


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kybrat

Millington, TN

Sep 23 , 2013
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Not quality Kenmore used to be :-(

Used to own Kenmore Heavy Duty washer and dryer...washed and dried a 8x10 foot rug in it several times...owned it 10+ years without problems of any kind. Next tried Maytag...piece of junk, knew repairman on first name basis. So, going back to Kenmore! Bought an Elite, payed more money because I wanted a machine to last. Not this one! I bought it Jan 2012, didn't get the extra warranty because I thought Kenmore spoke for itself...nope! This one has to be cleaned a lot if you don't want your clothes to stink, but sometimes after cleaning there is still an odor. It started making a funny noise when the drum went around, and now when you have a load in it won't drain or spin correctly, I had to drain the tub using the tube in front, checked the plug, and it was pretty clean. I did get it to spin the water out of the clothes, but it still makes this "noise". Called Customer Service, and of course they won't do an over-the-phone diagnostic because I didn't buy the extended warranty, I have to schedule a service call. God only knows how much this will end up costing me! I wish I had just gone with a cheap throw-away.


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SearsLC

Philadelphia, PA

Aug 5 , 2013
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LE Error All The Time

If you want to wash more than four towels at once, don't buy this washer. We get LE Errors that don't clear unless we drain the drum and then reduce the load - by pulling dripping wet towels or jeans out of it to reduce the weight. What would normally be a single load wash, ends being 3 washes as you have to always split your load. I would not recommend this washer to anyone. Also the maximum wash time is 56 minutes, which is very low.


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speedracer88

La Crescenta, CA

Jul 10 , 2013
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No air circulation post wash

This washer is great for washing clothes, but when you stop washing and close the door, it collects condensation and doesn't air out well. It gets mildew-smelling very fast. If you are contemplating between the upright or front-loading, stick with the upright. The upright seems to drain better and it clears out better.


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fkk

Glendale Heights, IL

May 3 , 2013
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good product

i have this product and its working fine

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WorkingMominChatt

Chattanooga, TN

Apr 23 , 2013
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We just can't believe this machine!

I spent days and days reading reviews before we bought this washer. I was hesitant to buy an eco friendly washer; my mother had a front loader that she detested. I came into this purchase very skeptically. After using for a couple of months I can honestly say that I am in love with this washing machine. It can do anything! If you just need a normal wash, it can do that (practically noiselessly) in about 18-30 minutes. I am expecting my second baby next week, so I've been pulling baby items out of the basement. I was worried I wouldn't be able to use them due to mold. I did a sanitize cycle with a borax prewash and they came out looking brand new! Grant it a sanitize with a prewash cycle may take an hour and half, but you will be amazed at the results! Some complained about the noise during the spin cycle. We have a 90 yr old house with wooden floors. There are times when you can feel the floor vibrating, but not often. And not any worse than the our old top loader could be. I LOVE IT!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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gwillig

Fort Wayne, IN

Feb 21 , 2013
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Very well packaged and good overall design

I bought lhis washer, matching dryer (81472) and pedestals. I assembled and installed these products myself and was extremely pleased with the way the products were packaged for shipment. The machines were very easy to unbox. The washing machine had integral recessed handles build in the sides for easy handling. The machines attach securely to the matching pedestals easily. The water connection inlets are well placed and have good spacing for your hands to tighten the hoses. The washing machine ran very quietly and efficiently. The laminated quick instruction guide, along with the suction cup attachment, is a great, useful idea. I printed off a copy of the online user manual and read it before making this purchase so that I was familiar with the machine before making the purchase. One thing that I learned was that front-loading washers should use the High Efficient detergent rather than the standard because it is lower sudsing. We have had a top loader forever and did not know this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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