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Post# 1160350   9/25/2022 at 05:48 by chetlaham (United States)        

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Is Sears still contracting with Whirlpool? Or are all these machines existing stock that will last until sold out? Is Sears intending to stay in business, remain online or simply close altogether?


www.sears.com/kenmore-4.3...

www.sears.com/kenmore-262...


Post# 1160358 , Reply# 1   9/25/2022 at 08:39 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
One sold out,

the other for $743.oo! No thank's!

Post# 1160359 , Reply# 2   9/25/2022 at 08:59 by chetlaham (United States)        

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743 without any upgrades like a heavy duty motor, splutch, belt ect is not worth it. A few hundred more and you're at a Speed Queen TC5 which gives you 5-10 times the longevity, better cleaning, faster cycles, no clothing tangles, less lint, less wrinkling, no lid lock, better balancing, less noise, less vibration, no cringey noises, better water economy, better rinsing, scratch resistance paint... you could go on. No thanks indeed.

Post# 1160361 , Reply# 3   9/25/2022 at 09:20 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Prices in cart, with free pick-up at the local Sears Hometown are $584.99 and $575.99.


Post# 1160364 , Reply# 4   9/25/2022 at 09:40 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
Kenmore washer

Who made this Kenmore washer?

Post# 1160368 , Reply# 5   9/25/2022 at 10:09 by chetlaham (United States)        

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I want to say Whirlpool.

Post# 1160369 , Reply# 6   9/25/2022 at 10:22 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Both are Whirlpool, belt-drive VMW.


Post# 1160376 , Reply# 7   9/25/2022 at 12:58 by ryner1988 (Indianapolis)        
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No cringy noises...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds the noises of the splutch-driven machines cringy. I had one for nearly 6 years and it did clean reasonably well but the noise was by far the hardest part for me. The thumping agitation of my current DD machine, while slightly annoying at times, is nothing in comparison.


Post# 1160394 , Reply# 8   9/25/2022 at 17:44 by appnut (TX)        

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There are no longer any Kenmore branded front oaders. There's only 2 Kenmore dishwashers. I can only find the Kenmore Elite brand with refrigerators.

Post# 1160433 , Reply# 9   9/26/2022 at 08:40 by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
my toughs

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my toughs is it must be the end of that brand unless going vintage or use the kenmore brand for washers and dryers dishwashers and other appliances are no longer available in canada since all sears stores close in canada


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