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Kenmore Elite  5.2 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer - White  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02641072000 | Model#  41072

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Reg Price: $1649.99
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Reg Price: $1649.99
Savings: $420.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Shipping Depth (in.): 33.1
Shipping Height (in.): 43.3
Shipping Width (in.): 29.5
Quiet Package: Yes
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Dimensions and Capacity:
Depth with Door Closed (in.): 33.875
Depth with Door Open (in.): 57.875
Height to Top of Cabinet: 40.8
Washer Interior Capacity (cu. ft.): 5.2 Glossary
Washer Interior Size: 4.6 cu.ft. and greater Glossary
Weight (lbs.): 156
Width (in.): 29
Color and Styling:
Color Family: White
Reversible Door: No
Product Overview:
Weight, Shipping: 233.7
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
Top and Lid Material: Metal
Wash Basket Material: Stainless steel
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 1200
Number of Water Temperatures: 5
Wash Agitator (Motion): Tumble Action
Dispensers: Bleach Dispenser, Detergent, Fabric Softener Dispenser
Standard Cycles:
Normal Wash Cycle: Yes
Wash Cycles: Whites Cycle, Heavy Duty Wash Cycle, Delicate Wash Cycle, Normal Wash Cycle, Rinse & Spin Cycle, Steam Cycle, Light Wash Cycle, Speed Wash Cycle, Specialty Cycle
Cycle Options:
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
End of Cycle Signal: Yes
Number of Soil Levels: 5
Specialty Options: Stay Fresh, Clean Washer, Save Energy+
Spin Speed Option: 5 (Extra High, High, Medium, Low, No Spin)
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 102
Modified Energy Factor: 3.45
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Matching Pedestal: 02651022000
Matching Stack Kit: 02617013000


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Product Description

Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer - Clean Living

Built for those with lots of laundry, the large capacity Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. front-load washer 4107 has 14 separate wash cycles. Never pre-treat stains again: there's a steam cycle built right into the washer, as well as a second rinse on the Kids Wear setting. The NSF-certified sanitize setting kills germs without harsh chemicals, eliminating 99.9% of bacteria. An automatic Smart Motion tumble feature prevents mildew and odors from gaining a foothold if you forget to remove a load. Keep your clothes looking, feeling and smelling their best with this Kenmore Elite front-load washer.

  • 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.
  • SteamTreat virtually eliminates the need to pre-treat fabric while it tackles common tough, set-in messes with the deep cleaning power of steam.
  • From work clothes to cloth diapers, NSF certified Sanitize Cycle raises temperatures to quickly kill 99.9% of certain bacteria without using harsh chemicals like bleach.
  • Designed to scrub out grass stains and clean messes, the Kids Wear Cycle gets tough dirt out, while the 2nd Rinse feature makes clothes comfortable on the most sensitive skin.
  • Multiple wash cycles give your hardy work clothes, delicate linens, and stained fabrics the treatment they need to look their best.
  • A huge interior delivers plenty of space for towels, blankets, comforters and more, to help you get more clean in fewer loads.

Added on March 08, 2013


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34 Reviewers (68.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise49 found this helpful
Sep 2 , 2013
Pleased with the size and options to enhance cycles
I've had the washer less than a week and am pleased with it. Read the instruction booklet on how to load it and instructions on HE detergent. Follow the directions and use common sense. It holds a lot of clothes -- I dry them in 2 -3 batches. There are a number of cycles for a super quick wash cycle to a very long sanitizing wash cycle. My favorite features are the various cycles and the extra options, especially the extra rinse feature. I'm very pleased with the large loads that it will hold. I purposely filled one load with towels and filled another with blankets. Both loads stopped and gave an error code on day 4 that the loads were unbalanced. Restarted machine and got the error code again. Then, took a few items out of each load, and it ran great! It holds a lot, but you have to use some common sense and not fill washer to the brim, especially with heavy items (like my towels and blankets!). These were huge loads, so I was at fault for overloading it (but I did want to see how much I would be able to wash) If you overload it, the clothes may be quite wet if you have to remove any. This is not a problem with the washing machine, I simply overloaded it I agree that some settings, such as steam, can take a long time. That's to be expected when you have an appliance perform an additional task, such as steaming the clothes. There are still the options for shorter cycles. Don't choose steam if you don't have time for it. My last Kenmore HE3 lasted just over 7 years with no issues other than the warm rinse stopped working on some cycles just after warranty expired. The old washer probably would have lasted longer than 7 years if the repairman had known more than to just read an error code and start replacing parts - one part at the time!
Criticism55 found this helpful
Feb 28 , 2014
Don't Waste Your Money...
I purchased this washing machine after being diligent and doing my homework. It had good ratings and only one negative review. Well here's it the 2nd negative review. After only 1 1/2 days I had to empty the drain due to water standing in the tub. I put my king comforter in it on Saturday morning ran errands and came home to a soaking wet comforter, 3 spin cycles later I could finally put it in the dryer. My previous Kenmore Elite was in great condition for being 10 years old, it only needed a new seal/bearings. But they quit selling those parts, the cost to fix should have been $30/$60, but now you have to buy the seal/bearings and tub for between $400/$500 that's if you do it yourself. over $1000 if you have Sears repair. Why, because they found a way to force you to buy a new machine. I was extremely excited and thought this will be energy efficient and cost less to run. Well tonight after returning home I was met with water on the floor of the laundry room, I only had 6 towels in the washer and it was flashing UA, uneven load then I drained 14 cups of water. Seriously, this is a $1700 machine and it has this many issues. I've owned it for 6 days and used it for 2 1/2. I don't recommend this for anyone. And even after draining it there is already an odor. Could I possible have a lemon? Yes, but for that cost it shouldn't be. People are not aware that LG is the manufacturer of Kenmore Elite and Maytag bought out Kenmore and Whirlpool. I am definitely looking for a machine that doesn't have a drain . Buyer beware. Total disappointment, especially since this is the top of the line for Kenmore Elite.


Bourg, LA

Apr 13 , 2015
Happy So Far

I did tons on research before purchasing this machine 2 months ago. I was and am still kind of hesitant to give it glowing reviews, for I don't want to jinx myself. This machine is great. It cleans, the clothes are washed thoroughly, it's quiet, and easy to use. At first, all the dials can be overwhelming, but once you use a few cycles and options, it's easy. The wash times can be quite long, but what options you pick dictate how long it will take. There is the express cycle, which works well, but for the most part, I give the machine it's time and have not been disappointed. I have only had one off balance error so far and that was with my king size comforter. I have washed it a few times and didn't have the problem but once. The sanitize cycle is awesome. I used it after my son had a virus and dirtied his sheets. It gave me piece of mind. I often use the the extra rinse when I do my load, but it's not necessary. One time I put a little more detergent than I should have, and I could tell, so I try to watch that aspect. These machines are not cheap by any means, but so far the investment has been worth it to me. I went from taking 3 days to do laundry to a day, and that has helped me tremendously. Good luck if you choose to purchase, I don't think you will be disappointed.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Little Rock, AR

Apr 8 , 2015
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Utterly Disappointing

After much research and great reviews, I purchased this washer. It began leaking underneath the left front. It was installed by Sears with new hoses. Customer service was very helpful and sent a replacement washer. For good measure, the hoses were replaced as well. Remarkably, after only 4 loads of laundry, the new machine began leaking from underneath the left front. Exactly as the first machine did. When I went to the store to speak to an associate, all she could tell me is that I needed to buy the maintenance agreement. I will not purchase Kenmore again.

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Jan 22 , 2015
washer leaking

I bought the Kenmore elite washer 3 years ago. I don't use a lot. and now it leaking. I'm very disappointed.

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Los Gatos, CA

Nov 24 , 2014
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I wanted a washer to wash my comforters and I got So Much more! I previously had the Kenmore top load washing machine and after 7 years the balance was starting to go out... May have been because my roomate would overload the washer.... Recommended loads are best or you really burn out your washer... I think this washer works way better is quiet and everything comes out super clean...when the washery does first start the water goes on and off quickly which does cause a little sound, but after that it is fabulous! Oh and not only do my clothes get super clean.... My clothes now dry much faster because the spin cycle really gets all the water out..... Can't loose on this buy that is for sure.....

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rathdrum, ID

Nov 5 , 2014

Washer is great but mine leaked from underneath after 3 weeks and the techs couldn"t find anything wrong. It worked fine after that but this week it flooded my laundry and outside the door on my laminate floors again. I've only had the washer for about 4 months. Sears won't do anything about the floors unless the washer has a "diagnosis." Once again, techs couldn't find a single thing wrong with it! Sears passed me off to LG but they say the warranty doesn't cover anything but the product. So be careful with this machine. When it works, it is awesome. But flooding causes major damage. My floors are all buckled up and water soaked! The costly warranty is worthless in my case. If I could do it over, I wouldn't buy this washer and I wouldn't buy from Sears.

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Bakersfield, CA

Sep 29 , 2014
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The good: washes large loads and the fast wash is great. The bad: won't do heavy items ( bath mats). I have kid's and need to wash bath mats weekly. This machine can't do it. I would return them but I would have to pay 15%. I thought I was purchasing a high quality machine that could handle bulky loads (there is even a setting for bulky) but I was wrong. I am so disappointed right now in this machine that I am considering a return. If you only wash clothes, this is the machine for you. If you would like to do heavy items, look elsewhere.

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Wickliffe, OH

Sep 25 , 2014
Very nice machine

I was very happy with the bundle of washer and dryer. I used them for the first time and they performed wonderfully. My clothes were done in no time and were fresh and like new!!!! Very happy with the purchase!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lincoln, NE

Sep 22 , 2014
Great Huge Washer

Bought a year ago and has worked great every time. Big loads take about an hour but so does the dryer so no problem. Have done King comforter with no problem.

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Hobart, IN

Sep 16 , 2014
excellent machine

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Morgantown, WV

Sep 16 , 2014
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Kenmore Elite front load washer

Love it.....finally I can get my bed linens.....sheets, comforter, etc. done in half the time as before. I can put all 4 of my bed pillows in machine at one time! We go camping, now when we return it does not take all day to get all the clothing & bed linens done....because this machine has the capacity to do bigger loads. Great for sanitizing granddaughters stuffed animals. Would highly recommend.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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