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Kenmore Elite Ginger 4.5 cu. ft. Front-Load Washing Machine (4051) ENERGY STAR®

The Kenmore Elite Ginger saves energy, detergent and money through its Energy Star qualification and Load Sensing feature. Not only is it a money and energy saver but it actually performs according to its role, removing 99.9% of bacteria through its Sanitize feature.

Interior Features
  • The Kenmore Elite Ginger is Energy Star qualified.
  • The washing machine makes use of Load Sense and Smart Sense technologies that prevent the waste of water and detergent during a cycle.
  • It has standard and special cycles.
  • The standard cycles include specifications for heavy cycles, delicate wash and whites.
  • The special cycles include setups for large items, express wash, sanitary wash and steam cleaning.
  • The maximum spinning speed is 1200 rpm.
  • There are five water temperature settings.
  • The washing machine has water level sensors.
  • It has a pause feature, which allows adding of garment when in the middle of the cycle.
  • It has up to 19 hours of delay wash feature.

    Exterior Features

  • The general color of the washing machine is ginger.
  • The control panel is ginger in color as well.
  • The top and lid material is painted steel.
  • The wash basket is also made of stainless steel.
  • The door swings to the left.
  • The controls are electronic.
  • The LED display is blue.
  • The stackable setup helps in space management.
  • The washing machine has a child-safe lock feature.
  • It has an end of cycle signal as well as cycle status lights.

    Dimension Specifications

    Depth (when door
    is closed): 29-3/4 inches
    Depth (when door is open): 50-13/16 inches
    Width: 27 inches
    Weight: 195 pounds
    Total volume: 4.5 cu. ft.


    The Kenmore Elite Ginger is chock-full of great features. The standard and special cycles will definitely be able to respond to all sorts of washing needs from the delicate to the heavy duty. Because of the pause feature, you do not even have to wait for the whole cycle to finish before you can add one piece of garment. This will ultimately save you time, energy and detergent. The Energy Star qualified washing machine is definitely a money saver. It also looks great with its ginger color and durable stainless steel material.


    There is not much to say badly about the Kenmore Elite Ginger. It is a money saver that looks gorgeous in any room. However, even a casual cycle can take a long time to finish. With such a light cycle finishing after over an hour, you have wasted quite some time that could be used for washing another load. The steam washing is also limited to some cycles only.

    Consumer Opinions


  • energy saver
  • beautiful finish and color
  • durable material
  • helpful cycles
  • child-safe lock
  • sophisticated display
  • kills 99.9% of bacteria
  • fits a huge load
  • efficient rinsing
  • reduces drying time
  • great for the budget


  • load takes a long time to finish
  • steam feature limited to some cycles

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    Jun 23, 2012
    not what is was suppost to bE

    Very unhappy with my washer. i baught it in April 2011 and now has a water leak. of cource my warranty ran out 2 months ago, I did how ever purchase extender service, but un fortunally the sales clerk never put it in my file, took the money, but now I have this washer and cant afford to fix. i am on social security and at this time the is no extra money. If i had know Kenmore appliances broke down right after the warranty ran out, I WOULD HAVE NEVER PURCHASED THEM.

    Jan 16, 2011
    by: Anonymous

    Is this Kenmore Elite Ginger 4.5 actually made by SAMSUNG?

    Nov 04, 2010
    by: zelma

    is it possible to order it in golden color

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