Kenmore 400 Top Load Washer
The Kenmore 400 is towards the bottom of the Kenmore range of washing machines, and has a capacity of 3.2cu ft, which is equal to washing 14 bath towel (based on approximately 24in by 44in).
It has a dual action agitator and uses 28% less water and 40% less energy (based on using the normal cycle and compared to a conventional machine built before 2004), meaning that it will both save you money and cut your impact on the environment.
It is available only in white, and the unit has an overall depth of 26in and is 27in wide, with a maximum height of 43 1/8 in. There is also a Kenmore 400 dryer and many people them as a combination.
This washing machine is ideal for smaller households, and works through small loads quickly using the Express Wash feature. It has Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) so that it can deliver reliable, consistent cleaning.
There are 4 water level settings and, with Automatic Temperature Control, 4 temperature settings. It has a bleach dispenser which allows you to safely add bleach to the wash. While it does not have many additional features it does have ergonomic, soft touch controls that don’t slip when wet, and an end of cycle signal. Users report that the machine gives great results time and time again.
As with other Kenmore washing machines, the 400 is designed for reliability and long life, having the option of a white porcelain wash basket that is intended to resist scratches and minimize odors. It
comes with a load balancer and has leveling legs so that it can be installed in a position to minimize vibration when it spins, which will help to prolong its working life.
Even though it is more energy and water efficient than previous washing machines the Kenmore 400 is not Energy Star compliant. It does not have noise reduction features, and while users report that it is not particularly quiet, they are also satisfied that it is not exceptionally noisy.
This is a budget washing machine and does not come with many of the features associated with more expensive models, such as special cycles for hand wash, silk or wool, although there are two delicates cycles. There are no delay wash or pre-wash settings, and it lacks convenience features such as ‘add a garment’, cycle status lights or an estimated running time delay.
The Kenmore 400 is practical washing machine designed with smaller households in mind. If you are running on a tight budget and you are looking for a washing machine that gets the job done, that is reliable, and if you don’t need advanced features, you should take a serious look at the Kenmore 400.
There are plenty of very satisfied users of this machine because it’s inexpensive and gets the laundry done to a high standard – which is what you want.Pros
• Great for smaller households
• Works through small loads quickly
• good for those on a budgetCons
• Lacks advanced features
• Poor spin cycle
• Some reports of unreliablity