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Kenmore White Model #9027 Gas Dryer 7.3 cu. ft.

This is a stylish, large capacity dryer that can accommodate almost all kinds of fabric with its variable drying options.


Key features

- The Sensor Dry technology makes for energy-efficient drying because it determines how much moisture is left in the load and adjusts the drying cycle according to the amount of moisture left.
- The Check Vent sensor prevents the build-up of lint in the vents and tubes, making cleaning and maintenance easier.
- NSF certification by the National Sanitary Foundation means that drying also kills bacteria. The dryer kills 99.9% of bacteria by exposing the load to high levels of heat that is still safe enough to avoid damaging the fabric.
- The Express Dry feature allows you to dry small loads in 30 minutes or less.
- The Small load cycle allows you to dry smaller loads of clothes, without using up as much energy. This makes the unit perfect for middle to large homes.
- Optional pedestals make loading and unloading easier because you do not have to bend over all the way to access the load.

Advantages

The unit comes with optional adjustable pedestals that make loading and unloading a breeze. You can adjust the pedestals according to the most comfortable height.

The variable features are also very useful and are very easy to program. The Check Vent sensor is useful in reducing the amount of maintenance needed to prevent clogging in the vents.

The Express Dry feature also makes it a perfect dryer for those who are always in a hurry in the morning. The unit comes in a stylish finish that is easy on the eyes. It is also very energy-efficient, with the Express Dry and small cycle features.

Disadvantages

The unit tends to become noisy after months of use, as a result of the warping in the drum that also increases the risk of clogs and snags, especially for clothes with hoods and strings. The unit also tends to heat up, and the white finish does not age gracefully.

It tends to yellow, and rust is easily noticeable, especially on the bottom of the unit where water tends to accumulate. Some users complain that this would be a great unit in black because rust is not easy to notice in appliances this color and finish.

Consumer likes and dislikes

Pros

- variable features are very useful
- comes in a stylish white finish
- features are easy to program with intuitive controls
- Check Vent sensor easy to use and reduces maintenance on the vents and tubes
- energy-efficient, even when drying small loads

Cons

- tends to heat up when left on for too long
- noisy after several months of use
- vibration in the unit adds to the noise
- snags clothes with strings and hoods, when the drum starts to warp and expand after months of use
. white finish makes rust more visible



Full Specifications »
 

 

STYLE  
Loading Type Front Load
Fuel Type Gas
Color White
Drum Material Aluminized steel
Control Type Electronic LED
PERFORMANCE  
Capacity 7.3 Cu. Ft. Extra Large Capacity
Timed Dry More time, less time options
Temperature Options 5 temperature settings
Drying System Sensor Dry technology, Moisture Sensing
CYCLES  
No. of Cycles 8
Cycles Casual, Damp Dry, Delicates, Heavy Duty, Timed Dry, Normal, Sanitize, Small Load, Express Dry, Bulky/Bedding, Sensor Dry
MISC 1 year parts and labor warranty 
FEATURES  
Special Features Kenmore Connect™ System, NSF CERTIFIED, Reversible Door, Damp Dry Signal, Drum Light, End-of-Cycle Signal

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