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Kenmore White Model #8031 Electric Dryer 7.3 cu. ft.

This large-capacity dryer that comes in a stylish white and ginger finish. The model comes loaded with useful features like the Sensor Dry Technology and the Small Load cycle.

Key features

- Sensor Dry technology detects the amount of moisture in the unit and adjusts the cycle accordingly.
- NSF certification means that the unit has passed standards required by the National Sanitary Foundation, which requires that laundry must be heated up to a certain level to remove 99.9% of germs.
- Check Vent sensor takes care of the build-up in the filters to make sure no excessive build-up of lint can clog the vents.
- The Express Dry feature allows you to dry small loads, perfect when you are about to leave in a hurry and need fast drying.
- The small load cycle also makes drying even the smallest loads possible without wasting any power.
- The Dryer Rack dries sweaters and shoes without tumbling, which also means you do not have to put up with any noise.
- The extra large capacity is good for weekly washings.
- The Wrinkle Guard feature intermittently tumble-dries the load without heat to prevent wrinkles.
- The unit makes use of stainless steel drum, to ensure quality and durability.
- The unit comes in 10 cycles and 6 dry options to make drying whatever kind of fabric safe.


The unit dries easily and quickly, from loads of towels to jeans. The 10 cycles also make drying whatever kind of fabric very safe so you can choose the setting for
whatever fabric types you have in the load. The stylish finish makes it very easy on the eyes as well.

The effective bacteria-killing action is useful for those with babies at home and those who are hypersensitive to allergens. This dryer is also stackable, which helps save on space in the laundry area by stacking the washer below the dryer.

Optional drawer pedestals that can be adjusted in height will help you make loading and unloading easier by adjusting the height of the dryer and the washer. The unit also works quietly in the background, more so when the unit is working with air fluff cycle and not with heat.


One of the main complaints with this unit is that the drum is too deep that some cannot reach the bottom unless they bend over and reach all the way down. The rubber coating in the drum easily falls apart and this contributes to the noise when the drum is turning. This will require a replacement or repair to reduce the level of noise.

Consumer likes and dislikes


- dries quickly, works quietly in the background
- dries different types of fabric with the 10 variable cycles
- does not shrink or damage fabric
- reduces risks of clogging in the vents through the Check Vent sensor
- comes in a stylish finish


- drum is too deep (cannot easily reach the bottom without bending down all the way)
- rubber coating of the drum easily falls apart

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

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Jan 19, 2011
so so
by: Vanessa

Love dryer except ir does not remove hair, human and pet.

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