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Kenmore 49032 3.5 Cu. Ft. 6-Cycle Front-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Kenmore 49032 is a relatively large front-loading washing machine that should handle most of the daily washing for an average household, although extra-large items like a king-size comforter might mean a trip to a Laundromat. The Kenmore 49032 does not have a speed-wash or hand-wash cycle or other extras that may be available on slightly more expensive models, but it does include a Delay Wash feature that will start the machine up to 19 hours later. Like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com.

Models: 49032 (White)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$950MSRP
$700Sears (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$80)
$700Kmart (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)
$700Kenmore.com (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
(Model)  
$7007.3 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Kenmore 89032 Electric Dryer
$8007.3 Cu. Ft. 7-Cycle Kenmore 99032 Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$200 Optional Pedestal
$26 Optional Stacking Kit
$5-$75Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$70+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$170-$270Extended Warranty, depending on length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 38.3"
Width: 27"
Depth: 31.85"
Weight182 lbs.
Depth (door open)50.8"
PowerElectric, 110/120V, 15 amps.
StyleFront load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$14 with electric water heater, $8 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
ColorsWhite
Capacity3.5 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPainted steel, including top
ControlsRotary dial and pushbutton electronic controls
Wash Cycles6: delicate, heavy duty, normal, permanent press, whites, delay wash
Water Temperatures4 water temperatures
End-of-cycle SignalYes
DispensersAutomatic detergent, bleach and fabric softener dispensers
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed5: extra high (up to 1,100 rpm), high, medium, low, no spin
StackableYes
Other FeaturesAutomatic temperature control
Power cord, drain hose and fill hoses included
Warranty1 year, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Kenmore.com.

What People Are Saying:

A best seller at Sears, the Kenmore 49032 was on the 2011 Best Buy list (the highest level) at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for energy efficiency, water efficiency and capacity, and very good for washing performance, gentleness and noise. Most user reviews are positive, with about 70% of about 45 reviewers at Sears giving it high marks and recommending it. However, there is a sharp divide between users who like this machine and those who don't, with comments varying from "excellent machine" to "pathetic machine." Those who gave the Kenmore 49032 low marks report repeated breakdowns and repairs, poor customer service and dissatisfaction with the long wash cycles typical of front-loading machines.