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Kenmore Steam model #8044 Electric Dryer Steam 7.3 cu. ft.

This is a large-capacity dryer that uses Kenmore technology to reduce wrinkles and odors as well as static energy for fresh-smelling, soft clothes. The model is available in ginger and white color.

Key features

- Steam Care technology dries all sorts of fabric with ease and also removes odor and wrinkles.
- The Wrinkle Guard feature tumbles clothes without heat to prevent wrinkles from setting in.
- The Dryer Rack is perfect for sweaters and shoes. It allows you to dry clothing and other garments you do not want to dry using the tumbler.
- The Steam Refresh cycle adds steam to the load that's left too long in the drum. It also allows you to refresh up to five garments at a time.
- Static Shield prevents static energy from clinging to the clothes and eliminates the need for dryer sheets.
- The Check Vent sensor prevents lint from accumulating in the vents and indicates when lint build-up is present so you can remedy the problem right away.
- The Express Dry feature allows you to dry clothes fast when in a hurry. The feature dries loads in 30 minutes or less.
- NSF certification means that you get bacteria-free clothing after every cycle. The National Sanitary Foundation only certifies units that are proven to heat up loads to destroy up to 99.9% of germs.
- The stackable feature lets you save on laundry room space when you stack the washer on top of the dryer.
- The 10 dry cycles
make drying almost all kinds of fabric safe.
- Two color options are available: white and ginger, a new Kenmore color.
- The stainless steel drum is durable and will not rust.
- Optional pedestals make loading and unloading easy. You can adjust the height of the pedestal to what you are most comfortable with.


Speed and convenience are the top advantages of this electric steam dryer. The average drying time is around 41 minutes for a full load. The ant-wrinkle features are also very useful since most users are conscious about spending too much on fabric softeners. The Wrinkle Guard and anti-static features are useful as well, eliminating the need for drying sheets. The unit offers basic and no-frills features.


One common complaint is the noise, which is often attributed to the drum. It tends to become loose with months of use. This also leads to another problem, frequent snags, especially with clothing that have strings or hoodies that easily get caught between the drum and the door. The white finish also tends to show rust very conspicuously and tends to turn yellow with age.

Consumer likes and dislikes


- speedy drying, with average drying time set at 41 minutes
- useful, no frills features
- anti-wrinkle features reduce the need for fabric softeners
- stackable
- has Dryer Rack and Check Vent sensor


- noisy after months of use
- snags tend to occur, especially with clothing that has strings and hoodies

Full Specifications »


Loading Type Front Load
Fuel Type Electric
Color White
Drum Material Aluminized steel
Control Type Electronic LED
Capacity 7.3 Cu. Ft. Extra Large
Timed Dry More time, less time options
Temperature Options 5 temperature settings
Drying System Steam Care Technology, Steam Dryer, Moisture Sensing
No. of Cycles 10
Cycles Casual, Damp Dry, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Normal, Timed Dry, Air Dry, Sanitize, Small Load, Express Dry, Bulky/Bedding, Sensor Dry, Steam Refresh
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, 4-way venting

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