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Kenmore 6120[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$475
Summary: This Kenmore full-sized dryer offers:
• Moisture sensor
• Drum light.
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About - Kenmore 6120[2]

The Kenmore 6120[2] is part of the clothes dryer test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, electric dryer models like the 6120[2] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Drying performance:
This score combines performance on three types of laundry loads of different sizes and fabric mixes: A 12-lb. load, predominantly cotton, representing a family's large weekly load; an 8-lb. load of cotton/polyester blend clothing; and a 3-lb. load of synthetic delicates, women's pajamas, nightgowns, bras and underwear.

Capacity:
Among the models we tested, drum volume varied from about 6 to 8.0 cu. ft.

Convenience:
For this measurement, we judged controls and ergonomics, such as ease of loading and unloading, servicing the lint filter, whether the door could clear a tall basket, and whether the machine has a raised edge to contain spills.
About This Brand

This brand, sold at Sears, is known for its reliability and offers a wide choice of models. The Kenmore brand also offers a number of different dryer lines that match its washing machines: Kenmore, Elite, HE5, HE5 Steam, Oasis, and HE2. Some Kenmore dryers use steam to freshen up clothing or remove wrinkles. Prices for the dryers range from $350 with sensor to $1,300.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 6120[2]
info Stainless-steel drum No
info Porcelain top No
info Drying rack No
info Custom programs No
info Steam option No
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User Reviews - Kenmore 6120[2]
User Reviews
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Works Well For Us
3/3/2013
Pros
Easy To Use
Large Capacity
Cons
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
Works well for a family of 2. Good for the price. Don't expect a Lexus for the price of a Ford . It does what its supposed to do. DRY. As far as being loud, I've never owned a quiet dryer. It's not a problem for us. I dryed about 10 pants and they were dry on the first round. No need to put them in again. If you have a large family with heavy use, or like bells and whistles, then you might want to consider buying the Elite series. Overall, I'm satisfied.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE
10/12/2012
Pros
Cons
Dries Towels In 2 Hr
Dries T-shirts In 90 Min
Leaves Clothes Damp
Loud
Best Uses
Folding Table
Comment:
HAVE BEEN BUYING KENMORE APPL. FOR MORE THAN 40 YR. WORST APPL. I EVER PURCHASED. CLOTHES DON'T DRY ON 1 CYCLE. MUST PUT EVERYTHING IN ON HIGH HEAT FOR 70 MIN. THEN GO BACK AND PUT THEM ON FOR ANOTHER 30 MIN. AND HOPE THEY ARE DRY. HAVE IT FOR MORE THAN 1 YR.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Continuous Loud Motor Noise
6/30/2012
Pros
Cons
Loud
Use ear protection
Best Uses
Comment:
I use ear protection because of the continuous loud motor noise. No need to use the signal buzzer-- you will know that the house is quiet when it has finished because the loud noise finally ends.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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