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Clothes dryers

Kenmore 8117[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$720
Summary: This Kenmore electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Duct blockage indicator
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - Kenmore 8117[2]

The Kenmore 8117[2] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the 8117[2] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
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.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
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.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 8117[2]
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option No
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User Reviews - Kenmore 8117[2]
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(55 of 56 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
The damp dry feature is great
10/18/2012
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Cons
Hard to Clean Lint Filter
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced my old Kenmore dryer with this one and I love the setting options. The damp dry is great for sheets or other items I prefer to line dry to finish. Having the option of auto or timed dry is also great. The lint trap is a bit more difficult to clean than my old one.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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