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Kenmore 28002 3.6 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Top-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Kenmore 28002 is a high-efficiency machine which loads from the top like a traditional washer, but has no center agitator. It's good for consumers who prefer a top-loading washing machine but still want energy efficiency. The manufacturer estimates it uses 73% less water and 77% less electricity than traditional top-load models. With its relatively high capacity, the Kenmore 28002 should handle most typical household laundry loads. It automatically adjusts the water level based on the load and offers an extra rinse cycle. However, because it uses a minimum amount of water it's important to follow directions and not overload the machine. Like all Kenmore appliances, this unit is sold only at Sears, Kmart or

Models: 28002 (White)


(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$800Sears (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$80)
$800Kmart (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)
$ (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$7537.5 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Kenmore 68002 Electric Dryer
$8467.5 Cu. Ft. 5-Cycle Kenmore 78002 Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$70+Shipping & handling (it can cost $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


DimensionsHeight: 43.75"
Width: 27.13"
Depth: 26.25"
Weight121 lbs.
Height (lid open)53"
PowerElectric, 110V/120V, 15 amps.
StyleTop load, high efficiency (no tall center agitator)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$14 with electric water heater, $9 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71
Capacity3.6 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPowder-coated metal
Wash Cycles5: delicate, permanent press, normal, heavy duty, whites, speed wash
Water Temperatures4 water temperatures
End-of-cycle SignalYes
DispensersDetergent and fabric softener dispensers
DetergentManufacturer recommends high efficiency (low-sudsing) liquid detergent
Spin Speed800 rpm maximum
Other Features
Warranty1 year limited

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

What People Are Saying:

A top seller at Sears, the Kenmore 28002 is on the 2012 Best Buy list (the highest level) at Consumer Reports, which found it to be excellent for energy efficiency, water efficiency, capacity and vibration; very good for washing performance; and good for gentleness and noise. in more than 140 user reviews at Sears, about 64% give this machine high marks and recommend it. Those who like this machine praise its quiet operation, capacity and efficient spin cycle that reduces drying time. Those who dislike this washer say it's noisy, needs repeated repairs and doesn't clean clothes properly.