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Kenmore 89032 7.3 Cu. Ft. Electric White Dryer Review

For all the high scores that completely dry clothes earned for this machine, the Kenmore 89032 simply isn't as good as other similarly priced models available today. With cycles that get too hot for too long, this dryer not only isn't the cheapest on the market, it'll also cost you more in the long run due to the increased rate at which you'll likely have to replace your clothes. The minimal amount of preset cycles and almost complete lack of extra drying features means there isn't even any technical achievement that can make up for over heated drying.

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Introduction

The Kenmore 89032 is a bit of a frustrating machine. There was so much promise, and yet each step of the way this appliance either fell short of the mark or had a caveat for every positive aspect. Sure, clothes got dry more often than not, but the high temperatures used to get them to that state resulted in over drying and potential damage to the material. Yes, there's a strong amount of cycle customization, but the number of actual cycles was sparse and extra features were virtually non-existent. For $940.99, the Kenmore's MSRP, you can get a quality dryer that looks just as good, has the same if not more cycles and features, and offers effective drying performance that will be gentler on your clothes while getting them just as dry. The fact that this particular brand is only sold through Sears doesn't help much, as sale prices are either hit or miss depending on your timing; we couldn't even locate any discounts for new models, though there are some refurbished units available for a much lower cost.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Drying Speed & Performance
  4. Drying Features
  5. Controls & Usability
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  9. Conclusion
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