Kenmore 600 series 3.5 cu ft
The Kenmore 600 is a practical top loading washing machine with a 3.5 cu ft capacity, meaning that it can wash as many as 17 bath towels in a single load (based on 24in by 44in towels).
As with many other washing machines it is designed to reduce impact on both the environment and your pocket – water consumption is reduced by 32% and energy usage by 48% (based on using the normal cycle and compared to a conventional machine built before 2004).
It is available only in white and there is a matching Kenmore 600 dryer - they are a popular combination. The unit has an overall depth of 26in and is 27in wide, with a maximum height of 43 1/8 in.
Despite its generous capacity this washing machine is ideal for small loads, having an Express Wash cycle designed to get them cleaned quickly. It has Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) so that it can deliver reliable, consistent cleaning, and a Hand Wash cycle for delicate items.
There are 5 water level settings and, with Automatic Temperature Control, 5 temperature settings. There is a useful feature for people with sensitive skin – a Second Rinse option which improves detergent removal.
| • good range of control on washing cycle|
• No frills
• 3.5 cu ft tub
• Good customer service
|• not energy star comliant|
• Mixed views regarding noise
• No advanced features
White Porcelain Wash Basket
The Kenmore 600 has 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.
Mixed views on the Noise
Every washing machine makes a noise when it is spinning clothes, and every user will have a different opinion as to whether or not it is acceptable. The Kenmore 600 is no exception to this and users have mixed views – some claim that it is very loud but others, having bought it despite reading poor reviews, have commented on how quiet they found it. Some users have had problems with the water temperature controls, with cold rinses being replaced by hot rinses. This fault has required the water temperature regulator to be replaced on a number of machines. Even though it is more energy and water efficient than previous washing machines the Kenmore 600 is not Energy Star compliant.
Lack of advanced features
This is not an advanced machine and does not have features used less often, such as special cycles for silk or wool. 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 600 is a popular, practical washing machine for families, offering a good range of control over the washing cycle. There are many satisfied users who have found it to be a reasonably priced solution to their laundry needs.
If you are looking for a washing machine with a good capacity, reliability, and don’t need advanced features, then the Kenmore 600 is worthy of consideration. More Kenmore Washer ReviewsKenmore Washing Machines Main Page