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Kenmore White High-Efficiency . Front-Load Washing Machine (4041) 3.1 cu. ft

A washing machine that's great both in looks and performance is the Kenmore White High-Efficiency 3.1 cu. ft. Front-Load Washing Machine (4041) ENERGY STARĀ®. What stands above its performance advantages is the fact that it is a very cost-effective machine, with lots of savings in time, energy and water and yet handles the toughest laundry articles beautifully. With an appearance that looks classic yet strong, this is one machine made to last.

Interior Features
  • This washer has a Tumble Action Washing System feature, which showers the clothes with water, thus making sure that all articles are being washed 100% of the time, which results in the removal of stains and care for clothes that is classified as superior.
  • The final spin speed is at 950 RPM, making sure that more moisture from the load being washed is removed, which in turn results in drying time that is shorter.
  • This Kenmore washer only uses at most 19.3 gallons of water per cycle, comparing to the 40 gallons of water a typical top loading washer uses.
  • The washer is very flexible, as it is equipped with 6 wash cycles to handle all of your washing needs enabling it to handle all washing needs.
  • This washer is equipped with automatic dispensers for detergent, bleach, and fabric softener.

    Exterior Features

  • The compact appearance of the washer makes it easy to install, and has several installation options: stacking, raising it on a riser pedestal measuring 5 inches, stowing it under a counter,
    hiding it in a closet, or installing it as it is.
  • Classical white finish gives the machine a dependable and sleek look.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth: 27 1/4 inches
    Height: 34 5/8 inches
    Width: 26 3/4 inches
    Total Volume: 3.1 cu. ft.


    This machine is Energy StarĀ® qualified which means it can save up to 45% in Energy and 35% in water as opposed to the usual available top load washer. This machine spells thoroughness and convenience with an extra rinse option and a sound signal to indicate the beginning and ending of each wash cycle. The no-frills controls make the machine very easy to use, without needing to be a rocket scientist to do the laundry. The automatic dispensers for bleach, detergent and fabric softener also makes the machine very efficient in the use of these implements.


    A lot of users notice than once something goes wrong with the machine, it can take a lot of money to repair. The machine is said to only last up to 6 years tops. May be susciptible to mold build up under the gasket when the unit is already old.

    Consumer Opinions


  • Easy to use
  • Efficient both in energy and water
  • Great function especially when new
  • Gentle when needed
  • Flexibility with wash cycles
  • Value for money


  • lasts for a maximum of 5-6 years
  • not long lasting
  • expensive to repair
  • part defect may be almost impossible to repair

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    Aug 28, 2020
    spend more money on something else NEW
    by: Anonymous

    This was a good washer when you buy it brand new out of the box from 20 years ago, however after 5 to 7 years, this washer starts to have problems such as many minor break down and then major problems like spraying bearing grease on clothes. Honestly I would recommend spending more money on a Speed queen washer because they build washers for the future, Kenmore made this washer for the present.

    Jun 17, 2015
    Our fix NEW
    by: Granny

    Did not fix this machine - not for $1100! Bought a Speed Queen front load for $1500. Fits well, works well. I love it. Talk to me again in ten years to see if that is still true.

    Jun 17, 2015
    Good post NEW
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    Mar 26, 2015
    Review is dead on NEW
    by: Granny

    Sears no longer makes this model. I have owned it for 11 years - at about ten load per week. It was awesome. The clothes came out of the spin cycle almost dry. That's the good.
    The bad is yes - the mold in the detergent tray was nasty, til I squirted some Tilex in there and ran it empty. I did that about once a month and it kept it clean.
    Yesterday, the bearings went out and it made an unholy racket when the spin cycle got going. The guy just told me it would be $1100 to fix, because you have to take the whole machine apart to get to it. I'm in a pickle, as the depth of my laundry nook is only 26", and the only machine I can find to fit is a 2 cubic foot one. Too small.

    Jul 09, 2013
    Not worth it
    by: Anonymous

    We've had the washer for 5 years - drum needs to be replaced. Not a good buy......

    Mar 07, 2013
    A very soory product
    by: MacLaurin Quadra Is. Cdn

    Purchased 4years 8months ago. Aluminium drum spyder corroded. Dismilar metal problem with stainless steel drum. Main bearing said to last 5 years. Estimated repair$800!

    Jan 21, 2011
    Worried about this washer
    by: Anonymous

    We just purchased this washer 4 months ago and already we are having problems. The baffle broke down and we have to replace it. We only use the washer about twice a week and there's only two of us. Very concerned.

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