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Kenmore Elite. Model #8102 Electric Dryer 7.4 cu. ft

Kenmore Elite Dryer Model #8102 is a large-capacity electric dryer that costs more than $1,000. The dryer has a size dimension of 38-7/10 in in. H x 27 in. W x 30-1/4 in in. D and weighs 155 lbs. This electric dryer steam model offers various features. Read on if you want to learn more about the key features and its consumer reviews.

Key features

Steam Care technology - The steam care technology is designed to reduce odor in clothes, smooth out wrinkles, and reduce static on clothes.

Static Shield Option - This system works by injecting steam at a specific time to remove static cling.

Excellent Dryer Rack - It gently dries sweaters, shoes, and other items without tumbling and without noise.

Check Vent Sensor - It indicates the lint build-up in the filter and the duct.

Sanitizing temperature - The dryer is certified by the National Sanitary Foundation to have reached the required temperature to remove more than 99% of bacteria from clothes.

Steam Refresh cycle - This cycle cleans and refreshes clothes for up to 5 garments at one time.

Express Dry - This feature allows the drying of very small loads in less than half an hour.


The unit has a large capacity, and this makes this unit ideal for large loads of laundry. You can also ensure the dryer's durability because of its stainless steel drum. The dryer is also stackable, which can help you maximize space on your laundry area.

Another benefit is that it is very efficient to use. If you are in a hurry,
for instance, and you need to dry your clothes, there is a feature that could do the drying in 30 minutes.

With this model, you can also ensure that clothes are free from odor, wrinkle, and bacteria that could be harmful especially if you're dealing with baby's clothes.

Another good thing about this electric dryer steam model is the well-designed pedestals. With this unit's pedestals, you don't have to bend down when you load and unload because it gives you option to have the unit raised through optional high drawer pedestals.

On top of these useful features, the dryer also gives you options when it comes to the color of the unit, which is available in chili pepper or ginger. You can surely find one that would suit your laundry area best.


Despite the many excellent features of the unit, it is still far from perfect. There are still several factors that discourage consumers from buying this product.

The price, for instance, is one of these factors. This unit is quite pricey. There are many other models from Kenmore that also have excellent features but are relatively cheaper compared to this model.

Consumer likes and dislikes


- provides option for fast drying of light load
- stackable and has options for the pedestals
- NSF-certified for reaching the temperature requirement to remove bacteria from clothes
- has large loading capacity
- provides several options for the color and design
- smooths out clothes and reduces wrinkles


- quite expensive compared to other units from Kenmore and other manufacturers
- not really an energy-saver

Full Specifications »


Loading Type Front Load
Fuel Type Electric
Color White
Drum Material Stainless Steel
Control Type Electronic LED
Capacity 7.4 Cu. Ft. Extra Large
Timed Dry Yes
Temperature Options 5 temperature settings
Drying System Steam Refresh, Static Shield, Dual sensor system
No. of Cycles 12
Cycles Casual, Damp Dry, Delicate, Heavy Duty, Normal, Timed Dry, Air Dry, My Cycle, Sanitize, Small Load, Express Dry, Bulky/Bedding, Sensor Dry, Touch Up
MISC 1 year parts and labor warranty 
Special Features NSF CERTIFIED, Reversible Door, Damp Dry Signal, Damp Dry Signal, End-of-Cycle Signal, Dry Rack, Stackable, 4-way venting

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Jun 17, 2018
Worst dryer I have ever owned NEW
by: Anonymous

I have owned a number of different brands and can say that the Kenmore is the worst. It is more dusty and noisy than any other unit. The drum speed makes large items roll into a tight ball that will not dry and comes out wrinkled. I took apart the exhaust hose and cleaned the lint as recommended and not the machine is even noisier. Sears is a nightmare to deal with so there is no support for the problems.

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