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Kenmore 71202 7.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Gas Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Kenmore 71202 gas dryer is a basic machine that should handle the drying needs of a typical household. It has a moisture-sensor system that shuts off the machine when the load is dry, but it also has air-dry and timed-dry settings that can be set manually. Rather than the more common side-swing door, this machine has a drop-down door that can be convenient place to sort clothes or rest a laundry basket. And the Wrinkle Guard option will intermittently tumble the load without heat for up to 40 minutes after a drying cycle ends. All Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com; in October 2012, this model was not available at Kmart.

Models: 71202 (White)

Prices

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
White      Source
$740MSRP
$600Sears (Delivery typically starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$600Kmart (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)
Kenmore.com (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)

Prices For Matching Washer

(Prices as of 10/4/2012)
Starting From Item
$4723.4 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Kenmore 21102 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: 43.37"
Width: 29"
Depth: 28"
Weight113 lbs.
PowerNatural Gas (electrical requirements 120 V, 15 amps.)
StyleFront load
ColorsWhite
Capacity7.0 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeDrop Down
Door WindowNo
DrumPowder-coated metal
ControlsDigital dials
Drying Cycles3: auto moisture sensing (less, normal, more), air only, time dry (10-70 minutes in 10-minute increments)
Temperature Settings3: low, medium, high
End-of-cycle SignalYes
Sensor dryNo
Drying rackNo
Other FeaturesWrinkle Guard option keeps clothes tumbling intermittently without heat for up to 40 minutes after a drying cycle ends
Interior light
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 71202 as very good for capacity and convenience, good (a somewhat mediocre ranking) for drying performance and only fair for noise levels. There are only a few user reviews online; those that CostHelper found are mixed, with less than half recommending this model. Those who like the 71202 say it's a step up from the most basic gas dryer; they call it fast, quiet and spacious, and they like being able to set specific temperatures or times. Those who dislike this machine report repeated breakdowns and repairs, or call it too loud.