(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not all it's reviewed to be...
Clothes come out wrinkled
My husband and I just bought this washer dryer when our old front load Kenmore died. I was excited to get a larger capacity (our old was a compact) and many of the new features of this washer and dyer. I can already tell you it was a waste of money. The cycle times for all cycles are ridiculously long, especially if you add steam. The Allergiene cycle takes 1 hour 47 minutes if you add an extra rinse, which is something I always do to be sure all detergent is out of my clothes. You read that right: almost 2 hours! Insane. I tried one load without the extra rinse and the towels came out crunchy and hard. <br /><br />For regular clothes, I will most certainly always stick to the Cotton/Normal cycle and wash on cold water. The annoying thing is how wrinkled the clothes come out of the washer. I hang a lot of items to air dry and I see much more ironing in my future. The clothes aren't really any more dry than they were coming out of my old washer, but they are a lot more wrinkled. I tried the delicate cycle, but the clothes were far more wet coming out of the washer. <br /><br />My other complaint is how tangled the clothes are when they come out of the washer. It is taking me an extra 5 minutes to get clothes from the washer to the dryer due to everything being tangled around one another. This must be due to the way it spins clothes, but it is very aggravating. And I can't help but feel like I'm damaging my clothes by pulling them apart and trying to untangle them when they are wet. <br /><br />I should review the matching dryer separately, but since most will buy both, I'll just say it's equally as disappointing. The pre-set cycles are all mostly on medium or high heat.... except the delicate cycle. I assumed you would be able to reduce temperature, but you can't. You can do a timed dry cycle on whatever temperature you want, but I'm still trying to figure out how long it takes to actually get clothes dry in this thing.... I have yet to have a load come out completely dry. I don't feel like I'm saving energy at all with how much I'm having to re-start the dryer. Also, on the timed cycle be sure to check the temperature before you hit start. If you change the amount of time it automatically defaults back to high heat... some weird glitch. I nearly ruined some of my nicest shirts for work when this happened. <br /><br />So it looks nice and it holds a lot of clothes compared to old set. That's about all I can say for it. I'm not sure what brand would be better, but if I could do it all over again I would most likely buy another Kenmore from Sears and I would definitely NOT upgrade this one to include steam and the extra cycles... complete waste of money! If I could return it I would, but I bought from AJ Madison where returns are nearly impossible. (it was by far the cheapest option, but you pay for what you get... and I got an overpriced under-performing washer dryer)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.