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Kenmore Elite  8.0 cu. ft. Steam Electric Dryer

  Item#  02681102000 | Model#  81102
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Reg Price: $1599.99
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Reg Price: $1599.99
Savings: $400.00
$1199.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Depth with Door Closed (in.): 31.5
Dryer Capacity: 8
Dryer Interior Size: 7.0 cu. ft. and greater
Height to Top of Cabinet: 38
Height to Top of Control Panel: 38
Weight (lbs.): 130
Width (in.): 27
Color:
Color Family: White
Power:
Dryer Power Source: 220/240V Electric
Setup and Venting:
Venting (facing dryer): Back (Standard)
General Features:
Check Lint Screen Light: Yes
Control Type: Electronic LED
Door Window: Yes
Dryer Door Access: Reversible
Includes Dry Rack: No
Interior Light: Yes
Power Cord Included: No
Remote Diagnostics: No Remote Diagnostics
Sensor Dry: Yes
Stackable with Matching Unit: Yes
Warranties & Coverage:
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Durability:
Drum Material: Stainless steel
Cycles:
Dry Cycles: Permanent Press Dry Cycle, Air Dry Cycle, Normal Dry Cycle, Steam Cycle, Delicate Dry Cycle, Damp Dry Cycle, Heavy Duty Dry Cycle
Cycle Options:
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
End-of-Cycle Signal: Yes
Related Items:
Matching Pedestal: 58892
Matching Stack Kit: Included
Matching Washer: 02641102000
Matching Washer Model: 41102

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Kenmore Elite 8.0 cu. ft. Electric Dryer - Efficient Drying

Equipped with four moisture sensor bars, this Kenmore Elite steam dryer 8110 accurately gauges clothing's dampness, ensuring that clothes are completely dry at the end of a cycle. Soft Heat Technology protects clothes from over-drying so they'll last for years to come. This also helps save money on energy costs by keeping the dryer's temperature regulated. The Kenmore Elite steam dryer's Sanitize Cycle even removes bacteria from your clothes. And with the included stacking and drying rack kit, drying your laundry has never been easier.

  • Steam Refresh™ reduces odors, relaxes wrinkles and cuts down on the need for ironing, so clothes are ready to wear in just 20 minutes.
  • NSF certified Sanitize Cycle raises temperatures to quickly kill 99.9% of certain bacteria without the use of chemicals so your laundry is clean and healthy.
  • Soft Heat Technology™ eliminates damage at the end of each cycle by lowering temperatures in 5 degree increments to reduce heat intensity and ensure a longer life for your fabrics.
  • Tumbling clothes periodically after the dry cycle is complete, Wrinkle Guard keeps fabrics fresh and smooth longer, so you can empty the dryer on your schedule.
  • From piles of clothes to big fluffy comforters, this dryer delivers plenty of space, so you can tumble, freshen and restore more in fewer loads.

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Added on December 15, 2010

 

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20 Reviews Write a review
14 Reviewers (70.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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ksguy
Apr 6 , 2012
Great dryer
This dryer is amazing. We retired our "old" dryer to upgrade to something that had the capacity to dry a full load of clothes out of our new washer. We purchased this dryer the second week of March 2012. Right out of the box we tested it. We loaded our 4.3 cu ft washer to near capacity with a mixed load. When it was done and we tossed it in the dryer, I was amazed. The cavernous drying drum just swallowed it up. We turned it on to dry and within an hour the load was completely dry. That amount of clothing would have taken 2 loads at an hour each in the old dryer. Additionally, the steam refresh feature is great. I tossed in a couple of wrinkled shirts and slacks to test it out. 14 minutes later they came out loose and wrinkle free. It is absolutely great. I could not be happier. My one disappointment was the instructions saying I had to hook it up with rigid exhaust pipe instead of a flexible metal pipe. Small price to pay though.
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rockiesfan22-CO
Jan 8 , 2013
Continued Issue with Dryer
After reading the latest review regarding problems with this dryer, we felt like we were reading our story. We are on our second dryer, and it is not in any better shape than the first (mounted on a pedastal). The first dryer went out in less than a week, after 5 medium sized loads. The dryer began to make a loud rattling noise after approximately 10 minutes into the dry cycle, and eventually the bearings went out (drum stopped spinning) on the last load. The second dryer began quietly, followed by a humming noise, which turned into a loud rattling noise during the first load! We were worried about the washer, and it works great. I will be scheduling a service call versus asking for a new unit, since this appears to be the norm with this dryer, and the second delivery was an unpleasant experience (installers dented top of washer when installing the dryer). Kenmore has been our appliance name of choice for many years; we are rethinking about this and future purchases.
 
Oct 3 , 2014
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Very disappointed

Like other reviews we had the loud noises of the dryer a week after we bought the set. After 2service calls the was fixed. Less than two years later, trouble again. It gets too hot & has the code "call svc" . We called Sears service and were told someone would call within 24 hours to schedule service. After 2wks and several calls Sears service told us that there was no service in our area and we should "google dryer repair service " Really sears? If that's the case then why have a store in our area. So disappointed! Kenmore has been a trusted brand in our home, but not anymore!


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lbogusl

Worcester, MA

Mar 1 , 2014
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love soft heat button

My clothes are so soft when I use the soft heat option I give have to give this five stars. The cycles are quick for the washer and dryer, but fur the washer they can be made quicker with time manager button. Also note that If you turn the dryer on and hit start, it defaults to normal. You don't have to select a cycle every time. I sell appliances at Sears but bought this one because of it's large capacity and because my washer is on the right and youn switch the washer door for that (as well as the dryer door of course). Washer is great too. This and the washer both come with their own special hoses for regular washing and for steam in the dryer. You don't need to buy them.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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busy-mom-of-two

Culpeper, VA

Feb 26 , 2014
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Disappointed

We bought the washer and dryer a little less than two years ago. Washer is great. Love the steam feature on the dryer. However, there is a HUGE defect with the dryer vent. It has a tendency to rise up during a cycle, catch tags and any straps. This not only can ruin clothes but turns a load of laundry into a huge twisted mess! I hope this has been corrected in the newer models. I contacted Sears but received no help. This is the first time I have been so dissatisfied with a product and have written a negative review. Wish I had my old top loading kenmore dryer.


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huttotxguy

Hutto, TX

Mar 24 , 2013
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Elite drying

Have had this unit for 3 mos now and I am very satisfied. The good, dryes fast and removes lint well, easy to clean lint filter, many cycles. The bad no my cycle option. havent used the steam option yet. Havent had had any noise problems that others have had. Seem very solidy built.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Christikate

Crestview, FL

Mar 10 , 2013
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Loud, Noisy, Rattles

We have had it one week. We bought the set. Love the washer. The dryer, not so much. I don't know whether to call a service tech out or just wait and see. It is loud, it rattles, and it "surges". It is drying my clothes so I don't know if this is normal sounds for this dryer or if something is wrong. Paid a lot of money for this and the motor just does not sound right.


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givemeascreenname

Selden, NY

Mar 6 , 2013
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Dryer

I love the steam setting, it is great for touching up some wrinkled laundry. The only thing I don't like is that you need to select a setting every time you turn the machine on, The color is rich. Looks great in my laundry room.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rockiesfan22-CO

Pueblo, CO

Jan 8 , 2013
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Continued Issue with Dryer

After reading the latest review regarding problems with this dryer, we felt like we were reading our story. We are on our second dryer, and it is not in any better shape than the first (mounted on a pedastal). The first dryer went out in less than a week, after 5 medium sized loads. The dryer began to make a loud rattling noise after approximately 10 minutes into the dry cycle, and eventually the bearings went out (drum stopped spinning) on the last load. The second dryer began quietly, followed by a humming noise, which turned into a loud rattling noise during the first load! We were worried about the washer, and it works great. I will be scheduling a service call versus asking for a new unit, since this appears to be the norm with this dryer, and the second delivery was an unpleasant experience (installers dented top of washer when installing the dryer). Kenmore has been our appliance name of choice for many years; we are rethinking about this and future purchases.


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Football25

Nevada, MO

Jan 7 , 2013
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Going Back

We have had several appliances from Sears and have always been happy with them. In fact, we had our last dryer from Sears for over 13 years. However, after just two weeks with this dryer, it is going back. When we purchased it, there were only good reviews on it . But, like the review that was added in December our dryer also makes a VERY loud noise each time it is used. We had it looked at and there isn't anything that can be done. We are so disappointed and will not buy the same dryer for fear it will have the same issue. Maybe there was an error in the factory with the recent group...not sure. Save yourself a step and pick a different dryer.


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Hobbie1

Brentwood, CA

Dec 19 , 2012
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Just got the 2nd one of these

We are on our 2nd one of these in less than a week. Bought the washer and dryer pair. The washer is great. The dryer starts making a rattling bad bearing / bad transmission sound after running for about 10 minutes. First one was really loud. 2nd one not as loud but it is loud. Really crazy. Seems to be heat related. They are bringing the 3rd one this week. Has anyone else had this problem? The install book says to screw in the legs all the way before installing the lower drawer kits, the installers removed the feet both times. I added them back on the 2nd one after it started making noise and it does not seem as bad. Just wondering if the error in installation could be damaging the dryer after a few minutes. The sad thing is no Sears repair people are available till sometime in Jan. This is a joke. FYI - Washer is perfect.


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Robbknobb

Lebanon, OR

Nov 14 , 2012
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Yahoo!

I just got them today and ran many loads through testing them and all i can say holly molly! Steam dry no wrinkles really?? This feature is so awesome i can't believe it! I can now wash shoe's and hat's with no problem it's just so unreal! So far So Good! If i should have any problem's with them i will post it later... But as of now all i can say is wow!!!!!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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