The Kenmore 6120 is part of the clothes dryer
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer
models like the 6120 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
About This Brand
This brand, sold at Sears, is known for its reliability and offers a wide choice of models. The Kenmore brand also offers a number of different dryer lines that match its washing machines: Kenmore, Elite, HE5, HE5 Steam, Oasis, and HE2. Some Kenmore dryers use steam to freshen up clothing or remove wrinkles. Prices for the dryers range from $350 with sensor to $1,300.
Stackable You can save space by placing the dryer on top of a suitable washer. Note that a special kit is sometimes required to mount the dryer on top of the washer.
Dimensions (in.) The exterior measurements of the dryer with the door closed, in inches (height x width x depth). Be sure to allow clearance in the rear for the vent duct.
Stainless-steel drum A stainless-steel drum is likely to resist damage better than plastic and painted metal drums.
Porcelain top A porcelain top resists scratching better than a painted one but generally adds to a dryer's cost. Painted tops, far more common, are often quite durable with normal use.
Drying rack The rack attaches inside the drum to keep items such as sneakers or sweaters from tumbling.
Custom programs This feature allows you to save your favorite settings.
Steam option Generally, a water hook-up is required with this feature. In this cycle, a small amount of water is sprayed into the drum while tumbling with heat. It helps to reduce wrinkles and odors, but is intended only for a few garments at a time.
Works well for a family of 2. Good for the price. Don't expect a Lexus for the price of a Ford . It does what its supposed to do. DRY. As far as being loud, I've never owned a quiet dryer. It's not a problem for us. I dryed about 10 pants and they were dry on the first round. No need to put them in again. If you have a large family with heavy use, or like bells and whistles, then you might want to consider buying the Elite series. Overall, I'm satisfied.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from N.E. PENNA.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE
Dries Towels In 2 Hr
Dries T-shirts In 90 Min
Leaves Clothes Damp
HAVE BEEN BUYING KENMORE APPL. FOR MORE THAN 40 YR. WORST APPL. I EVER PURCHASED. CLOTHES DON'T DRY ON 1 CYCLE. MUST PUT EVERYTHING IN ON HIGH HEAT FOR 70 MIN. THEN GO BACK AND PUT THEM ON FOR ANOTHER 30 MIN. AND HOPE THEY ARE DRY. HAVE IT FOR MORE THAN 1 YR.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Quality Environment Homemaker
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Continuous Loud Motor Noise
Use ear protection
I use ear protection because of the continuous loud motor noise. No need to use the signal buzzer-- you will know that the house is quiet when it has finished because the loud noise finally ends.