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Kenmore 4137[2]
 
Approximate retail price:
$699.99
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Summary: This Kenmore Front-loader washing machine has
• Auto temp. control
• Auto detergent dispenser
• Auto fabric softener dispenser
• End of cycle signal
• Rotary dial
• Push button
• Stainless-steel tub
• Stackable
• Manufacturer recommends low-sudsing detergent.
• Comes with a 1 year warranty.
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About - Kenmore 4137[2]

The Kenmore 4137[2] is part of the washing machine test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, front-loading washing machine models like the 4137[2] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing performance:
This reflects the degree of color change to swatches of fabric that were included in an 8-pound and maximum capacity test load of mixed cotton items using the machines' most aggressive normal cycle. (We do not use special cycle or option buttons.)

Energy efficiency:
This score is based on the energy needed to heat the water for 8-pound and maximum loads using a warm wash and cold rinse. We consider both gas and electric water heaters, and include electricity needed to run the washer and energy needed for drying. Washers that extract more water are scored higher.

Water efficiency:
This score denotes how much water it took to wash our 8-pound load and each machine's maximum load. On models that didn't set the fill level automatically, we used the lowest fill setting that sufficed for the 8-pound load. We then calculated water used per pound of clothing.
About This Brand

Kenmore, the second manufacturer to market washers with steam, has a number of models in the front-loading category: Elite HE5, Elite HE5t Steam, Elite HE3, and HE2t. Those cover all the relevant prices—from $800 to $1,600—and Kenmore is considered a reliable brand.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 4137[2]
info Energy star Yes
info Stainless-steel tub Yes
info Auto temp. control Yes
info Auto bleach dispenser Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 4137[2]
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1.0
Horrible vibration and shaking...
4/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Comment:
I have it on the second floor. Took Sears three months to agree to return it. Awful customer service! The machine often shakes violently and the canned lighting and artwork downstairs rattles and shakes. Items on dressers in nearby bedrooms rattle and shake. Awful! Tech says it's horrible on a second floor and salesmen should stop selling to people for second floors. Horrible!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
One year in...
3/28/2014
Pros
Clean Clothes Well
Spins Clothes Dry
Cons
Noisy
Shakes/Moves
Best Uses
Everyday Clothes
Comment:
We have a busy multi-child family. The washer runs on a daily basis.<br /><br />Surprisingly, with not much change in technique/soap/water-quality the clothes are much cleaner (whites particularly) than any other washer we have used.<br /><br />Unfortunately, the washer is IMPOSSIBLE to level. You'll just have to trust me on this one. My theory...extreme spinning force + high center of gravity (we installed the optional under-draws)= ARE YOU READY TO RUMBLE!?!?!<br /><br />I have also encountered inlet filter clogging. It's a monthly nuisance, but I think I would encounter this with any machine. <br /><br />Tip: If you have a vinyl or tile floor use a little spritz of cooking spray on the floor before you attempt to move the unit. It has saved my back many times.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't buy it!
4/8/2013
Pros
Not Bad Looking
Cons
Breaks Down
Leaks
Leaky
Long Cycle
Takes Forever
Best Uses
Ruining Your Floor
Comment:
Have owned this machine for a little more than two years. For the second time it is leaking. The first time it was just out of the one yr warranty and cost $200 to repair, after ruining our brand new floor. Since the extended warranty was priced at more than half the cost of the washer, we did not purchase it. Now I know why it was so expensive; they knew it would be used a lot. So now it is leaking again, we are tossing it out and buying a $300 basic machine - not a Kenmore, that's for sure. What a waste of money. Search on Kenmore Elite Leak and you will see I am not the only one!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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