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Kenmore 70022 6.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Gas Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Kenmore 70022 is a basic, no-frills gas dryer that should handle the laundry needs of a small to mid-size household. It offers three automatic settings (less, normal, more) but without the moisture sensors on most energy-efficient machines. It's also missing relatively standard features like an end-of-cycle signal, interior drum light, a fabric softener dispenser or a rack to dry shoes or similar items without tumbling them. What it offers is basic drying capabilities at a cost lower than most dryers on the market. All Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com; in October 2012, this model was not available at Kmart.

Models: 70022 (White)

Prices

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
White      Source
$650MSRP
$500Sears (Delivery typically starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$500Kmart (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
Starting From Item
$4004.3 Cu. Ft. 6-Cycle Kenmore 20022 Top-load Washer

Additional Costs:

$20-$75+LP conversion kit (gas connector), dryer vent kit/parts
$0-$70+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$110-$160+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000+Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 43.5"
Width: 29"
Depth: 26"
Weight113 lbs.
PowerNatural Gas (electrical requirements 120 V, 15 amps.)
StyleFront load
ColorsWhite
Capacity6.0 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeSide-swing, reversible (can be installed to swing right or left)
Door WindowNo
DrumPowder-coated metal
ControlsRotary dials
Drying Cycles3: auto dry (less, normal, more), air only (10, 20, 30 minutes), time dry (10-70 minutes in 10-minute increments)
Temperature Settings3: low, medium, high
Water TemperaturesNo
End-of-cycle SignalNo
Sensor dryNo
Drying rackNo
Other FeaturesInterior light
Power cord typically sold separately
Vents to back only
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the Kenmore 70022 gas dryer very good for drying performance; good (equivalent to about a C letter grade) for capacity and convenience; and only fair for noise. User reviews are primarily positive. Most call this a good basic machine at an affordable price, with only one complaint about the lack of an interior light; several report buying this dryer for a rental or vacation unit. The few who don't like this dryer call it noisy or report breakdowns after the one-year warranty expired.