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Kenmore 61202 7.0 Cu. Ft. 3-Cycle Electric Dryer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Kenmore 61202 electric 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, as well as air-dry and timed-dry settings that can be set manually, plus the Wrinkle Guard option will intermittently tumble the load without heat for up to 40 minutes after a drying cycle ends. 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. Kenmore appliances are sold only at Sears, Kmart or; in October 2012, this model was not available at Kmart.

Models: 61202 (White)


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

$10-$40+Power cord, 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


DimensionsHeight: 43.37:
Width: 29:00:00
Depth: 28"
Weight113 lbs.
PowerElectric, 220V-240V, 30 amps.
StyleFront load
Capacity7.0 Cu. Ft.
Door TypeDrop Down
Door WindowNo
DrumPowder-coated metal
Drying Cycles3: auto moisture sensing (less, normal, more), air only (10, 20, 30 minutes), time dry (10-70 minutes in 10-minute increments)
Temperature Settings3: low, medium, high
Sensor dryYes
End-of-cycle SignalYes
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

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the Kenmore 61202 as very good for capacity and convenience, good (a somewhat mediocre ranking) for drying performance and only fair for noise levels. User reviews are mixed, with slightly more than half recommending this machine; for example, in about 70 reviews at Sears, 64% recommend it, calling it a basic machine that gets the job done without any fancy extras. They like its style and capacity; the only minor complaint is that because building codes differ by region, the power cord is not included with the machine and must be purchased separately (about $20). Those who dislike this machine call it noisy and say it can take three to four hours to dry large and heavy loads; several report ongoing repairs, particularly after the one-year warranty expires.