Kenmore Elite 5.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer w/ Steam & Accela-Wash - White ENERGY STAR®Item# 02631622000 | Model# 31622
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This Kenmore Elite 31622 5.2 cu. ft. top-load washer features Accela-Wash™ and steam technology, which creates a wonderful selection of cycles to provide the ultimate in customized care and cleaning.
This innovative white Kenmore Elite 3162 washer also answers on call! Push a button, and the Kenmore Connect™ System sends data from the appliance directly to the Kenmore tech team via the phone. This may be all the team need to handle questions on the spot, without a no service call.
- Steam Treat™ uses the power of steam to virtually eliminate the need to pre-treat stains
- Accela-wash and steam technology for powerful, versatile cleaning performance
- Built-in heater automatically warms wash water to the right temperature to assist in cleaning performance
- Cleans bulky items like pillows and comforters with ease
- Can clean 28 extra-large towels in a single load
- Innovative wash plate lifts and circulates clothes through a concentrated mixture of detergent and water
- The ENERGY STAR®-qualified, CEE Tier III rated washer uses 60% water and 50% energy compared to a standard top-load washer manufactured before 2004, using the Normal cycle
- SmartMotion™ technology uses up to six unique wash motions to custom clean and care for clothes
- Soft-close lid gently and quietly closes without slamming
- 14 cycles and 5 temperatures let you customize the settings for each load
- Kenmore Connect™ sends information over the phone for quick troubleshooting
- Powerful, direct drive motor for long-lasting dependability
Added on December 14, 2013
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Most Helpful Reviews
We didn't need a washer but the one I had was getting a lot of use recently due to my daughter and grandson moving in. After much research and reading reviews, we bought this model because it was the lowest price I had seen for the size tub. I was nervous having the delivery men take my old working washer and leaving me with this new model which received mixed reviews. It has been 1 month and many washes later. I polled everyone in the house who does laundry as to what they think and they absolutely love this washer. We have never had it go off balance, which many of the reviews state, it cleans with no problem and there is no perspiration odor left in the clean clothes. I use Wisk HE Detergent which does an excellent job and its a dream to do laundry. It holds queen comforters, couch covers and towels with no problem. You can do a small hand wash or delicate wash and it determines the amount of water after you close the lid by determining the weight of the load so its super efficient. We followed the instruction manual and we have no problems. This is made by LG which I was a little leery about but so far its a dream. Highly recommend.
I purchased this washer about two months ago and I love it. I love all the cycles it has and the whitest whites really does a great job on getting your whites super clean and white. Love the deep tub I can wash my bedspread with no problem and no uneven loads love that. Also like the steam feature too I have used it several times on whites and other loads and it works great. I highly recommend this great washer.
The washing machine itself appears to be built well. The problem with this washing machine is the simple fact that it does not clean the clothes. I have used different name brand HE detergents with no improvements in results. A scented detergent will simply cover the lack of cleaning ability. The electronics have been stable for nearly 1-1/2 years now, but I have finally decided to replace this machine with a front loader. The simple fact is that the HE top loading machines just do not clean your clothes as well as the front loaders. The lack of movement in the top loading design is not an effective cleaning process. Some people may claim that front loaders leak or smell, but with proper care these issues can be avoided in my experience.
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Rohnert Park, CA
Worst washing machine EVER!!! NEVER got the clothes clean, left actual particulant matter ("DIRT") ("****") on the clothing. Clothes usually looked and smelled! WORSE after washing, I started hand-washing most of my clothes. When I asked for help, I was given Laundry Tips including things like put it through a second rinse - oh yeah THAT's why we got a low-water washer. Then when it died after like 2 years, were told it's only warrantied for a YEAR. No freaking wonder. HATE HATE HATE this machine. HATE. I have experienced years of frustration and will NEVER get another Kenmore. You know what? It wasn't even this exact machine, but I've looked all through the instruction book and the lid of the machine and entered all the numbers and they come up with this machine. So that's not so user-friendly either. Plus I had to create an account just to write this review, but it was worth it.
We love our washer so much that my husband even started doing laundry! It's huge! I was able to put in 1king, 2 full size comforters and the "add more garments" light came up. They came out smelling wonderful. I love the all options available and the chime, lol. I can't wait to buy the matching dryer...but my wallet is telling me to wait.
I just received this washer a couple days ago and it is absolutely wonderful. I was really undecided on getting the old school agitator or the new model HE without and am so glad I choose this one. It is huge and really gets the blankets and clothes super clean....Great washer :)
Absolutely the worst washer I've ever owned or used. At least 75% of the loads get an unbalanced load error message - and that is not an exaggeration. The size of the load - small, medium, or large - makes no difference. Takes a long time to complete a wash cycle because of the unbalanced load error message. Wish I had returned it after I bought it. Would never recommend this washer to anyone. Would rate it a zero star if I could.
Just got the washer 5 days ago and I am very pleased with the results. I had the same version but just 7 years older with no steam. Mine was a 4.6 and there is a significant difference in size. I wash a lot of quilts and dog bedding and it is nice to fine something large enough that the items can tumble and get clean. My husband just got home from Afghanistan and I used the steam portion to clean his clothes and remove all the stains and orders from 4 months of deployment. I am pleasantly surprised how clean they came out. Just have to get used to and adjust my day is how much longer each load takes to wash verses the old high efficiency. The steam cycle took over 3 hours but it works.
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