Kenmore 68102 Dryer Review
A good balance of style, functionality, and substance
By the Numbers
Objective testing is the basis of our reviews. For dryers, this means analyzing temperature and humidity data. Sensors were placed in the Kenmore 68102 during Normal, Delicate, Bulky, and Express Dry cycles.
Normal & Delicates
The Normal and Delicate cycle tests involve wetting an approximately eight-pound load to 1.7 times its weight. These loads are placed in their respective cycles with temperature and humidity sensors.
The Normal cycle lasted, on average, about an hour. Test loads came out completely dry. Our sensors picked up a max temperature of 153.3°F, just to the correct side of good behavior. Any hotter, and it might hurt your clothes after a lot of dry cycles.
The Delicates cycle also finished in an hour. It reached a maximum temperature of 133°F, which is a little higher than we like to see. But more importantly, even at these lower temperatures the test laundry still got dry.
Express Dry & Bulky
The Express Dry cycle takes a four-pound load of towels, bedsheets, and pillowcases and wets them to 1.7 times their weight. After 13 minutes, we measured laundry that was 50% dry—not bad considering the short time.
A Bulky test utilizes a comforter wetted to 1.5 times its weight. After 55 minutes, the comforter came out 87% dry. That's very good considering the fact it's common practice to a flip a comforter and run a Bulky cycle a second time.
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