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Kenmore Elite White 7.4 cu. ft. Electric Dryer - Model #8051

One of the popular units in Kenmore's line of dryers is Kenmore Elite White Electric Dryer - Model #8051. This dryer has a loading capacity of 7.4 cu. ft. and has a dimension of 38-7/10 inches in height, 30-1/4 inches in depth, and 27 inches in width. It costs around $1,124.99.

Key features

Sensor Dry Technology - The Sensor Dry Technology automatically detects moisture in clothes, so the dryer can apply the right drying temperature and time. This helps prevent overdrying clothes and causing any damage, especially to delicate fabric types.

Innovative Check Vent Sensor - The innovative Check Vent Sensor is designed to determine if the filter and duct have excessive lint build-up. This makes cleaning more convenient and makes sure that the quality of clothes remains the same prior to drying them.

Sanitizing Dryer - This electric dryer model is certified by the National Sanitary Foundation for its ability to sanitize clothes. This model reached the required temperature that could eliminate more than 99% of bacteria in the laundry.

Dryer Rack - This feature allows the gentle drying of shoes, sweaters, and items that are lay flat without tumbling these items.

Wrinkle Guard - The system allows a cycle that tumbles the clothes in order to prevent the wrinkling of the fabric. This feature ensures that your clothes will be free from wrinkles that you don't have to spend much time ironing anymore.


One of the best things about this dryer is that it has a large loading capacity. This model dries many clothes in just a few loading times.
This is best for big famillies and those who do a large batch of laundry week after week. You can also expect durability from this electric dryer because of its stainless steel drum.

There are numerous options for the drying cycles as well, making sure that drying will be safe for different types of clothing. There are actually ten dry cycles and six dry options. Although the dryer has a large loading capacity, it is also a space-saver since the unit is stackable.

With optional high drawer pedestals, there's no need to bend down in order to load and unload the unit. Another good thing about this dryer is that it comes in a stylish design. In white color, it looks very modern and elegant. The unit is also available in ginger color if you want a more eye-catching unit to grace your laundry area.


Despite the good things about this model, the package is not flawless. Some consumers, for instance, find the price a bit expensive, especially when compared with other units that offer almost the same features at less than $1,000. The availability of the dryer model is also limited. This model can only be delivered to several specific locations.

Consumer likes and dislikes


- large loading capacity
- dries clothes the fast way
- reduces wrinkles
- optional pedestals that can raise the unit
- stackable
- available in white and ginger colors


- pricey compared to other models from other manufacturers
- not widely available since there are delivery restrictions in specific areas

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 Dual sensor system
No. of Cycles 10
Cycles Casual, Damp Dry, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Timed Dry, Air Dry, My Cycle, Sanitize, Small Load, Express Dry, Bulky/Bedding, Sensor Dry
MISC 1 year parts and labor warranty 
Special Features NSF CERTIFIED, Kenmore Connect™ System,Reversible Door, Damp Dry Signal, Drum Light, End-of-Cycle Signal, Dry Rack, Stackable, 4-way venting

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