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Kenmore Elite White 4.5 cu. ft. Front-Load Washing Machine (4102) ENERGY STAR®

A lot of users of the Kenmore Elite White Front-Load Washing Machine (4102) ENERGY STAR® have bought this unit to replace their old washers, with the expectation that it will function more or less the same as their old units. They are always pleasantly surprised at how hardworking this washing machine is. with the performance that the washer brings, lot of reviews have also noted the savings the user has on everything - from energy, to water, to even detergent!

Interior Features
  • The washer has a 4.5 cu. ft. capacity that can wash a huge load - approximately 44 t-shirts sized XL in one load.
  • The machine is equipped with Vibration Guard Technology that keeps the machine quiet and smooth even when at its peak of cleaning - you won't even notice it operating.
  • The washer has an option for StainTreat™ which removes even the most stubborn of stains in just a single wash cycle.
  • It also features the SteamRefresh™ cycle which enables wrinkles to be relax and odors reduced in just as short as 20 minutes.
  • SmartSense™ option adjusts the times for washing and rinsing automatically based on the how much water and detergent there is as well as the hardness and temperature of the water.

    Exterior Features

  • The washer has a very classy and classic look with its white exterior.
  • Controls and knobs for determining wash cycles, etc. are neatly placed on the from control panel for easy usage.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 29 3/4
    Height: 38 11/16 inches
    Width: 27 inches
    Total Volume: 4.5 cu. ft.


    Special wash cycles for special fabrics are available, such as the Workout Wear cycle which makes sure fabrics in these clothes are properly washed without damage. The Cold Clean™ cycle uses cold instead of warm water in cleaning clothes to the same effectiveness and at a lower energy consumption - 43% less energy compared to the normal cycle which is already energy efficient! The washing machine also has a sanitize option that is certified by the NSF in cleaning 99.9% of bacteria without even the help of chemicals. With the use of Steam Care Technology, clothes do not only retain their original color, they become more vibrant and do not fade. Clothes last longer with the SmartMotion™ Technology which makes sure that certain delicate fabrics get cleaned by the in a specific wash cycle to prevent damage.


    The unit could prove to be expensive to some people's budgets. The drying mechanism may not be too effective on heavy laundry like towels and comforters, so they still come out as a bit wet.

    Consumer Opinions


  • load capacity is huge
  • easy to use controls and display screen
  • powerful washer
  • a wide variety of options for wash cycle
  • thoroughly cleaned laundry with bacteria removal
  • energy and water efficient,
  • quiet yet powerful operation


  • huge initial investment for the unit
  • heavy loads come out still damp

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    Sep 02, 2012
    HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My washing machine
    keeeps blinking F 11 and i haven't
    had the slightest clue on what it means help me

    Dec 28, 2010
    This product STINKS!!!
    by: Anonymous

    My first one that I had was a dud as soon at they unloaded it. It started making loud thunking noises, even though it was leveled. Dryer wasn't drying clothes properly. It would take 4 hours to do ONE LOAD of LAUNDRY!! Sears replaced it with the same set, and AGAIN I am having issues. Washer will just shut off by itself and not finish the load, the light stays on, but no one is home. I was told this product was made by whirlpool, but after some research found out it was NOT a whirlpool product.

    The 2nd set of delivery guys said they had just delivered one on Monday that had the same problems as mine with the loud thunking noise. Maybe it was just a bad batch - 3 sets of washers/dryers bad in one week.

    Don't know if I want to try again. The washer takes so long to do a load, not user friendly at all. You cant make it spin extra by itself if the load isn't dry enough. The wash cycle takes so long to do a load.

    I am NOT impressed with this set at all. Didn't even have it a week and I HATED IT!! Looking for a different set, maybe whirlpool duet, but not this piece of crap. Only good feature is that you can put a lot into the load and you can wash a king size comforter with it.

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