Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer - Metallic Silver ENERGY STAR®Item# 02641073000 | Model# 41073
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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.
- 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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Most Helpful Reviews
West Chester, PA
Washer smelled like rotten eggs after the first couple uses. We've put every kind of recommended cleaner into it. Had service come out to try to find out what we were doing wrong. NOTHING! We were told from the second tech this was the nature of this kind of washer. We'll never buy a front load washer again.
Saint Johns, FL
Have owned the washer/dryer set for just over one year and intentionally waited until now to provide my review. The washer and dryer are the very best that I have ever owned. I am at a loss to explain some of the negative reviews that I see on the site. If you take care of these, they should last for many years. For example, the washer manual includes instructions on draining and cleaning the filter every 30 days. I always do this as we have two dogs. I also run the self clean cycle with a tablet of Afresh once a month. When not in use, the door to the washer is never closed all of the way to allow sufficient air flow in the tub. You will find the door hinge has a preset stopping point to allow for this. If you are placing a large comforter in the washer, tell it that it is a comforter by choosing that setting. I am not convinced that everyone actually does this. If you find that it is unable to self balance for the spin cycles, hit pause, adjust the comforter manually, then select a slower spin speed and it will do just fine. It should be noted that I have only had to do this a couple of times and I wash comforters weekly because of the dogs. If you use a bit of common sense, and take care of maintaining the filter, this washer will provide many years of great service.
I can't imagine a better washer/dryer set! LOVE it! Amazing capacity, tons of cycle options, clothes come super clean, spins them almost dry, absolutely no complaints!
I finally upgraded my old fashioned washer and dryer to the fancy HE hoping it would last @least 10 years. Instead, I ended up with a hunk of junk. First, a computer chip went out and then I started getting an F12 code and it would freeze up...long story short, after the repair man came out he said it would be $595 to repair it since the whole inside needed replaced. This washer only lasted me 5 years. Very disappointed In this product and will not buy this brand again....
We bought this unit after lots of research and good reviews. However, within months, the washer was leaking -- a lot. Now, 18 months after we bought it (and 6 months out of warranty), a bearing needs to be replaced, to the tune of $600 -- with the service contract! Our last Kenmore lasted 14 years and was still working when we replaced it. Not anymore.
We had a Kenmore Elite which was 10 years old. It started giving problems, and the Sears Technician said it would cost too much to repair, so they would recommend a replacement. They gave us a rebate for the old machine, which we applied to the cost of a new Kenmore Elite. When it arrived, we were thrilled with the sleek appearance and musical electronic controls. However this machine does not perform nearly as well as our previous one. We first noticed that it would not go into the spin cycle. It give an unbalanced error code UE. We called the Sears to schedule a technician come out. He came and made it work temporarily, but the problem persisted. sporadically. The next thing we noticed is that it could not handle heavy loads at all. This washer was quite incapable of washing rugs or other heavy items that our old washer could manage with ease. The problem again was an unbalanced condition. It seems that the new washer is programmed to sense an unbalanced load, but the programming is so sensitive as to make it impossible to wash heavy loads at all. Once again we called the technician out, and he suggested loading the machine to the top with other item to balance the load. That did not work, and we ended up having to hand wring out the entire load, and take them outside to dry. When I complained to Sears, their response is, they will not replace a machine unless there are 4 functional failures within 12 months. A functional failure is one which involves the replacement of a vital part by the technician. since none of our service calls resulted in replacement of parts, we were not eligible. We had purchased a 5 year service plan for the washer. During my call to complain about the washer, I was informed, we have only 4 months left on the service contract. I said, there must be some kind of error, as we had purchased a 5 year contract. Customer service eventually admitted, they had reimbursed the money for the contract, and put it on our American Express card, without informing us. Their justification was that the person who had sold us that contract was in error, and should not have sold it to us. However they neglected to tell us about it, and the credit escaped my attention at the time. Save yourself the trouble don't buy the new Kenmore Elite machine, it is unreliable, cannot handle large loads at all, and a big disappointment. Dealing with Sears service department is very frustrating, I am particularly troubled by the way my service contract was terminated without notice. I will try to get my moneys worth out of the machine, but I will never buy a major item from Sears again.
Los Gatos, CA
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.....
2 years and 4 months- need seal and bearings for $400.00. Didn't buy warranty-really didn't think i would have this major repair after short period of time. Repairman suggested throwing it out-really? What am I supposed to do with the matching dryer and the $600.00 stools to set them on.
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.
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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