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Kenmore Elite 81073
 
Price range:
$1,299.00 - $1,329.99
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Summary: This Kenmore electric dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Steam option.
• Stainless-steel drum
• Drying rack.
• Custom programs.
• Duct blockage indicator
• Stackable
• End-of-cycle signal.
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About - Kenmore Elite 81073

The Kenmore Elite 81073 is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the Elite 81073 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 Elite 81073
info Stainless-steel drum Yes
info Porcelain top Yes
info Drying rack Yes
info Custom programs Yes
info Steam option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore Elite 81073
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Would not buy this dryer
2/17/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
Purchased this dryer from Sears 8 months ago and now heat does not work. Was told by Sears service center that the heating element needs replaced. They have to order part and then schedule service which in all will take 2 weeks. Very upset and frustrated that a major appliance like this at this price breaks after only owning it for 8 months. My husband spoke to someone at Sears who tells us in about 3 months they will no longer have the parts to fix these dryers now that new models are coming out soon. He told my husband hope this fixes the problem now because then you are out of luck.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
GREAT PRODUCT
10/16/2013
Pros
Adjustable Temperature
Easy To Use
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Quiet
Works Quickly
Cons
Hard to Clean Lint Filter
Uses Alot Of Gas
Best Uses
Bulky Items
Delicates
Everyday Clothes
Sheets & Mattress Covers
Towels
Comment:
wE USE THIS PRODUCT EVERYDAY HEAVY USE FOR BABY CLOTHS DIPERS TO BIG BEDING ECT.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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