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Kenmore 28102
 
Approximate retail price:
$699.99
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Summary: This Kenmore High-efficiency top-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Stainless-steel tub
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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User Reviews

 
1.0
I HATE THIS WASHER!!
10/23/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Breaks Down
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Long Cycle
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this washer (very expensive) and hate it! The cycles are so long, clothes are twisted when cycle is findished, always have to rinse twice, detergent/fabric softener/oxy selection container has to be cleaned regularly. Taken out and cleaned and takes FOREVER to get it back in place. Spinning is so loud you can't carry on a conversation in the kitchen which is next to the laundry room. size sensor went out and cost $375 to repair plus labor cost. Bought a new washer, another brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Kenmore 28102 Top Load HE Washer
8/29/2014
Pros
Adjustable Settings
Energy Efficient
Quality Construction
Quiet
Saving On Laundry Deterge
Spins Clothes Dry
Stays Balanced
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Doesn't Clean Large Items
Ineffective Agitator
No "add Water" Option
Not enough water
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
I purchased this large capacity HE Kenmore washer to be able to clean large and small loads including blankets and bedspreads. When washing my light weight bedspread dirt/dog hair gets caught in the center folds during washing, and towels and whites don't come clean. Towels and sheets are no longer white. There doesn't seem to be enough water to effectively use bleach. Everyday clothes do get clean when using a prewash spray on stains and underarm sweat using the heavy duty, 2nd rinse setting which takes about 80 minutes. There is ineffective agitation and not enough water to clean laundry which my 15 year old rusted, down to one wash cycle non HE washer cleaned throughly. Each wash I add more water with a pitcher which helps with smaller loads but it's a pain to wait for the wash cycle to add the extra. There is not an add more water option on this washer which is a big problem. The interior smells moldy when the lid is left closed so I don't leave clothes in the machine for a night wash. The mold smell is controlled by leaving the lid open whenever it is not in use. The washer uses a lot less water and detergent but unfortunately it defeats the purpose of a washing machine when it doesn't get clothes clean. This machine is extremely disappointing even with the 69 rating scored by Consumer Reports. It's too much money to pay for a machine that doesn't get clothes clean.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
This machine is not cleaning well.
7/8/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Large Capacity
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Doesn't Clean Effectively
Way Too Little Water
Best Uses
Comment:
There is simply not enough water for the clothes to get clean. When I pull things out, there is dirt in the folds and residual Oxy. even with two rinses. It's a nice idea but that's all, it doesn't do the job. I will be returning it.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore 28102 is part of the Washing machines test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore 28102 Washing machines features and specs include Energy star, Stainless-steel tub, Auto bleach dispenser, Auto temp. control. In our lab tests, Washing machines models like the Kenmore 28102 are reviewed on Vibration, Noise, Overall score, Washing performance, Water efficiency, Capacity, Energy efficiency, Gentleness, Cycle time (min.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore 28102 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore 28102 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore 28102.
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