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Kenmore Elite White Oasis HT 4.7 cu. ft. Top-Load Washing Machine (2808) ENERGY STAR®

The Kenmore Elite White Oasis™ Top-Load Washing Machine (2808) has a huge capacity at 4.7 cu. ft. This should come in handy for heavy duty washing needs such as cleaning bulky items like comforters and bath towels.

The washer's innovative features like the clean cycle, certified by the NSF and allergen removal gives the user ultimate protection from harmful bacteria and allergens. With the washer's patented ClearView™ Glass Lid, the user can check the status of washing without interrupting the cycle.

Interior Features
  • The 4.7 cu. ft. capacity of the machine allows for huge loads to be washed all at once - up to 24 bath towels!
  • The machine is equipped with allergen removal, assuring users of an absolutely clean load that is free of bacteria and germs.
  • The Save energy Plus feature of the machine allows for energy efficiency despite the huge loads the machine can clean.
  • The washer is equipped with a clean cycle that maakes sure the inside of the washer is clean too.

    Exterior Features

  • The white color lends the machine a classic but clean look.
  • The digital displays and controls make it very easy to operate the machine, not to mention that it looks very sleek too.
  • The Clearview Glass Lid allows the user to really see the process of cleaning, giving a sense of achievement and an update of how clean the laundry is.
  • The machine's overall size and design makes it the perfect addition to most modern kitchens.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 27 inches
    Height: 42 inches
    Width: 27 1/2 inches
    Total Volume: 4.7 cu. ft.


    After setting the whole machine up, the controls are very easy to understand, so the cleaning can proceed in no time! The load capacity is so huge, there is no need to wash load after load of laundry; as much as 3 loads in other machines can be put into one load, helping you save energy and time.

    Special Cycles for custom cleaning, express wash and large items allow for customized cleaning depending on load contents. Once a month, clean cycle can be run to be assured that the machine itself is clean.


  • A good number of users have attested that some parts of the washer, once they break down, would be almost impossible to repair. The heavy duty functions of the washer may damage some articles of clothing if erroneously grouped with thicker articles. Setting the whole washer up for use can be a bit difficult. The spin cycles can very powerful that even the gentle ones can be a bit harsh on delicate fabrics such as knits.


  • larger capacity compared to standard washers
  • user-friendly controls and digital display
  • a number of special cycles for different laundry articles
  • crystal lid allows for user to see cleaning process
  • NSF-certified cycle and allergen removal assures absolute cleaning
  • promotes savings in time and energy due to efficient features


  • washer life is usually limited to three years
  • difficult initial set up
  • may stretch or disfigure some clothes
  • even gently spin cycles can be too powerful
  • some parts may be difficult to repair once they break down

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  • Comments for Kenmore Elite White Oasis HT 4.7 cu. ft. Top-Load Washing Machine (2808) ENERGY STAR®

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    Mar 11, 2011
    by: steve

    I paid about $1000 and it lasted just over a year which is what the warranty was. It would go out of balance to which I put bungee cords all over the bottom drum which lasted a week and went out of balance again. From what i read repair was going to be $400 and that might take 4 weeks. Never again will I buy another with all the gadgets. Been using a cheap one with just a washer and no problems even though someone gave it to me used. Don't buy one with all the newest electronics or you are throwing your money. You can work on the old ones with a manual but you have to replace the whole board when something goes wrong with a newer one with all the gadgets.

    Dec 03, 2010
    by: Anonymous

    I am very frustrated with this washer now. The main con of this washer as stated in the review is: life of washer usually limited to three years. I have had it for just over three years and now it doesn't want to drain. Kenmores usually last longer than that. Not sure I will buy another Kenmore now.

    Sep 28, 2010
    Oasis washer dryer.....NOOOOOO
    by: donna

    Well I just purchased a home and the Oasis washer and dryer was left there and now I realize why....they Do Not work.... they are crazy.... they do not even spin 3 towels much less 24 as you claim!!!! I would never purchase and I have always had Kenmore products but after this experience...I ? why??????

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