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Kenmore 25102
 
Approximate retail price:
$449.99
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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Kenmore 27102 although it may differ in price and features.
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About - Kenmore 25102

The Kenmore 25102 is a top-loading washing machine available from Kenmore. The 25102 typically costs $449.99.

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on top-loading washing machine models like the 25102.


Stainless-steel tub:
Tubs constructed of stainless steel are likely to be more durable than plastic or porcelain, and they allow for higher spin speeds. Plastic is the next most durable choice.

Auto temp. control:
This feature automatically mixes hot and cold water to reach the chosen wash temperature (which differs on various makes of washers). It's a good way to compensate for normal variations in tap-water temperature and prevents problems caused by water that's too cold, which keeps detergent from working properly.

Auto bleach dispenser:
Automatic Bleach dispenser releases the bleach at the proper point in the cycle, giving the detergent additives sufficient time to work.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Kenmore 27102 were applied to untested model Kenmore 25102, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Kenmore 27102
Approximate retail price:
$519.99
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About This Brand

Kenmore, the second manufacturer to market washers with steam, has a number of models in the front-loading category: Elite HE5, Elite HE5t Steam, Elite HE3, and HE2t. Those cover all the relevant prices—from $800 to $1,600—and Kenmore is considered a reliable brand.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 25102
info Energy star No
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 25102
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Its eating our clothes!!!
2/27/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Cons
Clothes Are Being Damaged
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
This machine with no agitator is fraying our towels, rugs, heavy duty items and also putting holes and fraying the bottom of our pants, shorts, blouses, we've already had to throw some clothes away. This <br />is a disaster, DO NOT Purchase this machine.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
kenmore 2510
2/12/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Cons
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
I am not happy with this machine. I specifically looked for quiet, low vibration, and good cleaning in CR reviews. I moved into an apt and the HOA rules want quiet machines. This washer vibrates pretty badly no matter what size or type of load it has in it. maybe its noise is not too bad.<br /><br />worse, there is no softener dispenser. it is designed to use the Downy softener ball. go find it. so if I want to add softener, I have to fill a pitcher with softener and diluting water upstairs and bring it downstairs to try to CATCH the right part of the rinse cycle...which has to be paused b/c the lid LOCKS. omg. not what I bargained for.<br /><br />I suppose the machine is energy efficient, so if you buy this model, brace yourself for no agitator, low level of water, and some clothes being twisted together. <br /><br />guess i'm spoiled. had maytags and kenmores for decades and was pretty happy.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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