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Kenmore 68002 7.5 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Electric Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Kenmore 6800 is a large-capacity front-loading electric dryer that should handle most loads for a typical household, although extra-large items like a king-sized comforter could require a trip to a Laundromat. It has a moisture sensor that stops the machine when the clothes are dry and a wrinkle-free feature that continues tossing the clothing after they're dry to prevent wrinkles. This is a midlevel machine with a variety of drying cycles, but it doesn't have some of the features found on higher-end models, like a steam option for freshening clothes, a door window or a stainless steel drum. However, it does come with a heated drying rack for shoes and a cycle specifically designed to kill bacteria on clothes and sheets. Like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com.

Models: 68002 (White)

Prices

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$940MSRP
$780Sears (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$80)
$753Kmart (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)
$753Kenmore.com (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$8003.6 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Kenmore 28002 Top-Load Washer

Additional Costs:

$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$70+Shipping and handling (Some companies charge $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$170-$260+Extended Warranty, depending on length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 43.5"
Width: 27"
Depth: 30.12"
Weight121 lbs.
PowerElectric, 220/240V, 30 amps.
StyleFront load
ColorsWhite
Capacity7.5 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeDrop Down
Door WindowNo
DrumPower-coated (not stainless steel)
ControlsElectronic
Drying Cycles5: air dry, damp dry, delicate, heavy duty, normal
Sensor dryYes
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Drying rackYes
StackableNo
Other FeaturesMoisture sensor (stops machine when clothes are dry)
Wrinkle Free option (continues to toss clothes after drying to help prevent wrinkles)
Check lint screen light
Interior light
Cycle status lights
Power cord not included
Warranty1 year, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

On the top sellers list at Sears, the Kenmore 68002 is on the 2012 Best Buy list (the highest level) at Consumer Reports, which rated it excellent for drying performance and capacity, and very good for convenience and noise. In fewer than 20 user reviews at Sears the ratings are primarily positive, with about 75% giving it high marks and recommending it. These positive reviews praise the large capacity, quick drying, multiple options and quiet operation. The 25% who give this machine low ratings express frustration with the sensors that are supposed to shut the machine off when the clothes are dry; apparently there are some problems sensing the moisture content in less than full loads.