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Kenmore Elite  5.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer w/ Steam & Accela-Wash - Metallic Gray  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02631623000 | Model#  31623

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 Rating 2.5 | 7 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $1409.99
Savings: $510.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Shipping Depth (in.): 31.31
Shipping Height (in.): 48.06
Shipping Width (in.): 29.5
Cord Length (ft.): 6
Dimensions and Capacity:
Depth (in.): 28.40
Height to Top of Cabinet: 45.43
Height with Lid Open (in.): 55.5
Washer Interior Capacity (cu. ft.): 5.2 Glossary
Washer Interior Size: 4.6 cu.ft. and greater Glossary
Weight (lbs.): 146
Width (in.): 27
Color and Styling:
Color Family: Metallic
Product Overview:
Adjustable Legs: Yes
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Quiet Package: Yes
Weight, Shipping: 146
Minimum Circuit Rating: 15 amps
Voltage: 110/120V
General Features:
Control Type: Electronic
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Fill Hoses Included: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Remote Diagnostics: Uses Phone Receiver
Water Factor: 3.48
Top and Lid Material: Powder coated
Wash Basket Material: Stainless steel
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 1000
Number of Water Temperatures: 5
Wash Agitator (Motion): Wash Plate
Dispensers: Prewash Detergent Dispenser, Bleach Dispenser, Detergent, Fabric Softener Dispenser
Wash Cycles: Permanent Press Cycle, Whites Cycle, Heavy Duty Wash Cycle, Delicate Wash Cycle, Normal Wash Cycle, Handwash Cycle, Rinse & Spin Cycle, Steam Cycle, Light Wash Cycle, Speed Wash Cycle, Specialty Cycle, Wool Cycle
Cycle Options:
Color Cycle: Yes
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: No
End of Cycle Signal: Yes
Number of Soil Levels: 5
Specialty Options: Accela-Wash, Steam Treat
Spin Speed Option: 5
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 766
Modified Energy Factor: 3.02
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes
Related Items:
Matching Electric Dryer: 02661623000
Matching Gas Dryer: 02671623000
Matching Elec Dryer Model: 61623
Matching Gas Dryer Model: 71623


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Product Description

Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.

This 5.2 cu. ft. Kenmore Elite 31623 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 metallic gray 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

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Added on November 22, 2013


Overall, others give this:

7 Reviews Write a review
3 Reviewers (43.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Aug 8 , 2014
Not what expected for the price I payed

Fairly new n rusted when i used the bleach comparment. I followed the instructions on the manual, but still wash after wash my clothes smell like mildew. I have tried usiing different detergents, there is no different.

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Wilkes Barre, PA

Jul 6 , 2014
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Terrible Performance!

I will NEVER buy Kenmore EVER again! Constantly off balance! Every load takes like an hour and a half! Worst washer AND dryer i ever owned and is the most expensive one I owned. Buy LG!

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Houston, TX

May 29 , 2014
Also already rusting

Yes, I agree with Already Rusting. This is a terrible design and Sears is unwilling to stand behind it. I just recently discovered the rust issue around the bleach dispenser on our machine which is a little over two years old. This machine has always been in a climate controlled environment so this should not be occurring. I have tried several times to contact Sears but cannot get past the email contacts to contact someone higher up who can actually identify this issue and change the design. I too have had several other Kenmore washers, one for 13 years and the other for 22 years, and have never experienced rust issues. I have requested that they make an exception to their "no coverage due to rust" rule and have a recall on these machines. Apparently they have not received the message that this is an issue because the design is the same.

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Alexandria, MN

Mar 16 , 2014
LOVE THIS SET!!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY!!!!!!

I could not be happier with this set! BEST PURCHASE I have ever made!!!!!! They were shipped for free and they took the old junk away! Delivery guys were fast, clean and friendly! AWESOME customer service! A few weeks ago both my washer and dyer DIED! I spent over $3000 on my LG set (front load dark blue with pedestals).... They were the worst machines ever! They were not even repairable (as LG does not sell replacements parts for that model). Plus the washer always had a moldy smell, that I could never get rid of. When shopping I knew I wanted a top loader and love how HUGE this washers is! No need to worry about this not having an agitator as this has jets that move everything around (The glass does fog at first when using hot water but goes away as the cycle continues). The clothes come out super clean and the washer is dry when the cycle is over with, which is crazy! No left over water to create a musty smell in the future. And the drum is so HUGE it can fit 3 times the normal amount of clothes and not be over loaded. I can honestly say I stood there for 30 minutes just to watch it do a whole load just because it was that entertaining to watch (when in the wash cycle it looks like little fingers are moving things around). I even washed two pairs of tennis shoes in it and used the drying rack in the dryer and the shoes came out looking brand new! My husband was skeptical about this purchase (thinking top loaders were old fashion and don't work as well) however, he LOVES them! He is a tall guy so I have to hang dry all his items so after running a normal cycle I shake them out and hang them right away and they are never wrinkly. The dryer is a champ and drys king size comforters perfectly. We have 4 dogs (crazy I know) and these machines gets all the animal hair out! It vents and filters so well I have to change it out twice during a dry cycle (not because the dryer does not work well but because it is that efficient). If you are considering these, then you should get them! you wont regret it!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Exeter, NH

Feb 28 , 2014
I can wash HUGE loads!

I've had this washer for a few weeks now and I love it. I can was gigantic loads - about three times what I could with my LG front loader. The machine is quiet, spins like a champ and the wash cycle doesn't take forever.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kennesaw, GA

Jan 8 , 2014
wrong purchase

VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS ITEM. This is not a good investment and the worse part of it, Sear's is still selling this piece of trash. Note washer went in spin cycle, lid came completely off washer. The washer somehow managed to shift putting a hole in my laundry room wall. Called Sears and it's been one problem to the other. The quality of this product is a piece of trash and Sear's offers nothing but hassle. Please DO NOT purchase this item.

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Libertyville, IL

Dec 7 , 2013
Huge capacity and High Efficiency

I received this today, so can not write a full review yet, but I wanted to add a note that this is a High Efficency machine - meaning you can only use High Efficiency detergents. This is not a negative to me, but I am surprised that the Sears website does not state this for this machine (as of this writing). My first impression is that it feels and acts like a very well built machine, delivery and installation was great, it feels like a quality machine (as opposed to some other brands I looked at that just felt cheap). Everything seems to be working as expected. More to come once I've used it for a month or two and can provide a full review.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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