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Kenmore White Rear Control 7.3 cu. ft. Capacity Gas Dryer - model #9885

The Kenmore White Rear Control 7.3 cu. ft. Capacity Gas Dryer - model #9885 is a large capacity dryer that comes with useful features like the check vent feature and wrinkle guards. Read on to know more about this model.

Key features

  • Five dry levels and 6 drying options make drying the unit perfect for drying various types of clothing and fabrics.
  • Check vent feature has a light indicator for when the vents are clogged so that you can remove the clog itself and prevent unnecessary service calls.
  • Stainless steel drum eliminates rusting and chipping that can damage fabrics.
  • Heated dry rack makes drying shoes and other fabrics possible if drying in the tumbler can damage them.
  • Wrinkle guard reduces the amount of wrinkles on your load by turning the load intermittently when the load is left in the drum after drying.
  • Custom Dry cycle allows you to use your favorite cycle automatically for ease and convenience. No need to set up a different dry cycle for the same kind of load.
  • The large capacity makes it perfect for large homes.
  • The simple controls are intuitive and very easy to understand. No frills when it comes to the features.


    The dryer dries loads fast and dries regular loads fast. It safely dries fabrics without over drying or shrinking with the basic drying cycles that you can choose from. The custom dry cycle is also useful for drying according to the temperature you want and helps save on power. Wrinkle guard and other anti-wrinkle features
    also reduce the need for expensive fabric softeners.

    For a dryer with this capacity, the unit is very compact, making it easy to store anywhere in the house. The white finish is elegant. The controls are easy to use, simple with no frills and the controls are easy to turn on even when wet. The unit is packed with basic but useful features with none of the add-ons that you rarely get to use.


    In some cases, the check vent sensor only lights up when too many obstructions are present in the vents, necessitating the services of a repairman. The unit also only comes in white, which is a problem for those who are looking for Kenmore models in black, silver or gray. Noise also tends to occur after several months of use.

    Consumer likes and dislikes


  • Dries regular loads fast, safely dries fabrics without overdrying or shrinking
  • Custom dry cycle is convenient when you wash the same kinds of clothes every week
  • Anti-wrinkle features are very useful and economical because they save on fabric softener costs
  • For its capacity, the unit is surprisingly compact and easy to store
  • Elegant white finish is easy on the eyes
  • No add-ons that you hardly use but add to the price of the unit.


  • Only comes in white
  • Noise tends to become louder with use
  • In some cases the check vent system only lights up when too many obstructions are present in the vents, necessitating repair services

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