Kenmore HE4t 3.8 Cu. Ft. King Size Capacity Plus Front Load Washing Machine

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  • Great Machine!

    Aug 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves on energy and detergent,and cleans well.
    Cons: Some vibration/noise when not installed on a cement slab.

    Summary: I purchased the Kenmore HE4t after using my son's. I loved it, so I purchased the washer and dryer for myself March 2006. I had the service man come out as soon as it was installed just to make sure that it was leveled properly. I do not have the ... read more

  • A Wonderful Washer

    Jun 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves water and energy. Large capacity for a front loader. Quieter than top loaders.
    Cons: Not everyone can use a front loader, there is a learning curve.

    Summary: We have owned our HE4T since February of 2005. In all that time, the only problem we have had was with the circuit board, and that was covered by my extended warranty purchased at the same time as I purchased the washer. The policy isn't cheap, but ... read more

  • Great Washer

    Sep 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Saves energy..water, electricity. Cleans clothing very well. Gently washes all clothing items, no agitator.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I own a Kenmore HE4T washer in white....model 85091. I love my washer and appreciate that it gets my clothing clean every time. My mother also owns one, and loves it too, it saves a lot of water, using as little as 14 gallons per load, versus a top ... read more

  • This Washing Machine is a blessing and a curse!

    Sep 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super washer! Saves money, electricity, water, and detergent and time. Gets everything clean, shoes too!
    Cons: Too many repairs and electronics are not very durable.

    Summary: Super washer! It's 3.8 cubic feet and I think cleans even better if it's full to the max. I bought the kids extra socks and underwear so I only have to wash their clothes every 2 weeks. The whites come out white with very little soap or bleach and the ... read more

  • The Ultimate Clothes Washing Experience?

    Feb 15, 2005 by gamblin_man is a Lead on Epinions in Home and Garden
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Will get almost anything clean and bright
    Cons: Expensive and massive

    Summary: We had purchased a bottom-of-the-line washer/dryer pair a couple of years ago. We did this with the intent of replacing them after I retired with a top-of-the-line pair. Now I have retired, the washer broke, and we have made the replacement. We ... read more

  • Sears - Poor Service

    Oct 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Large capacity, solid cleaning results.
    Cons: Poor maintenance support from SEARS; must use bleach regularly to avoid musty odors.

    Summary: We purchased the Kenmore HE4t almost 3 years ago for $1299.99 and have been relatively pleased with it's performance - up until now. A week ago, we encountered the dL-F door-lock fault that apparently, many folks have also encountered. As we have the ... read more

  • Possible Easy Fix for F11 Error Code Nightmare

    Apr 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: low water usage, handy delay timer, cleans bulky items well
    Cons: Frequent hassles with error codes, can trap damp clothes inside, frustrating experience

    Summary: We purchased the Kenmore HE4t Feb 22, 2005. It has a large capacity drum and it's great to be able to wash bulky items such as a queen size comforter, mattress pad, stuffed toys and an 5 ft long love-seat cushion using the "Bulky Bedding" setting. Also ... read more

  • STOP - Think Again!

    Nov 7, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spacious Washer , Dryer large enough to dry even two loads at once.
    Cons: Poor water drainage, mildew problem, Noisy, shifts location (meant for basement only).

    Summary: We have THREE major issues with our Elite washer. We bought our washer and dryer set (HE4t) back in Aug 2006. We started having stinky cloths problems since Oct 06. Then we started smelling mold in our washer and our mud room would stink like any ... read more

  • Undecided on Kenmore HE4

    Sep 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It is very efficient. The water bill and electric bill seem lower.
    Cons: You can't rely on the washing machine to open or work! Too many problems.

    Summary: I bought this machine in May 2005 from the Sears Outlet. It was such a bargain I had to get it. The features offered and the savings on water helped fuel my decision. The delivery was a nightmare since Sears does not do the delivery themselves. That ... read more

  • Kenmore HE4t Front Load Washer

    Sep 16, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Nothing
    Cons: Mold, Mildew, ruined clothes, linens, stagnant water sits in washer.

    Summary: WE purchased this washer/dryer combo in '06. It was a large investment, thinking we were purchasing a quality appliance/appliances. We have spent more money on repairs than we could have bought new appliances for, that the warranty did not cover. The ... read more

  • Not cracked up to what you pay for it

    Mar 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great capacity
    Cons: Wrinkled, twisted, stretched, roughly treated clothes that often smell like mildew.

    Summary: Although I haven't (yet) experienced the problems with my HE that others have, I have found that my luxury treat for myself is definitely not all its cracked up to be. No matter what I do, clothes come out twisted and wrinkled, and I have to add two ... read more

  • HE4t causes clothes to have musty odor

    Feb 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Uses less water and high capacity.
    Cons: Cloths and towels smell with a musty odor,uses less water but electricity. Cost

    Summary: We have owned this unit for the last 3 years, purchased it thinking we were doing our part for the environment. At the cost for the washer, dryer and pedestal's I could have bought a lot of water. After the first 12 to 18 months the unit started to ... read more

  • 12-28-07 Don't Buy This Washer

    Dec 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is very easy to use.
    Cons: Machine/Maintenance agreement is costly. Washes poorly. It's hard to keep it clean. Breaks down often.

    Summary: You pay a lot of money for a washer that will break down. I bought this machine because I thought I would save a ton of money on the low amount of water it uses. The amount of money you spend does not compensate for the lower usage of water. The ... read more

  • Kenmore washer HE4t Computer Prob after 2 yr

    Oct 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Clothes smell fresh when it works well.
    Cons: Kenmore knows there is a design flaw but 4t owners are footing the bill!

    Summary: Well...like everyone else...I have the F11 & door lock problems. My machine worked like a dream for the first 2 years. Then...all of a sudden in year 3....like most others...after the warranty on the ccu expired...my troubles began! It definitely ... read more

  • What a waste of money! So sorry it makes me sick!

    Aug 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks high tech. Very big. Saves water if only one cycle is used.
    Cons: Dark window, doesn't clean clothes, doesn't rinse clothes, house-shaking spin-cycle, repairs not timely

    Summary: I purchased my Kenmore HE4t after looking on Consumer Reports and reading the glowing review about how it uses less water, gets clothes cleaner, and even gets rid of mildew with its "Sanitize" cycle. I use cloth diapers, and I figured that a ... read more

  • As Jim Cramer says, "DON'T BUY! DON'T BUY!"

    Aug 10, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gets clothes clean, uses very little water, easy to work on, uses little detergent
    Cons: Very poor customer service F 11 and F/DL Codes ***Expensive to repair***

    Summary: My wife and I purchased our Kenmore Elite HE4T 2 years ago. We have been battling the F 11 and F/DL codes for almost a year and a half now. I never thought to check Epinions on this product, but checking here would have saved me a lot of grief. ... read more

  • F H error- won't complete a load

    Jun 8, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to load, relatively quiet, and attractive. Huge capacity!
    Cons: Very expensive for something that just sits there. Haven't completed a full cycle, yet.

    Summary: Just bought this washer recently. Already had it repaired twice and am waiting for parts for my next repair call. It's still under warranty and it's still returnable. Was trying to avoid the 15% restocking fee, but it seems that I'll be getting off ... read more

  • Should be recalled!

    Jan 2, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's pretty, but who cares???
    Cons: Door Lock Repairs often and expensive
    Only HE detergent allowed
    Detergent drawer doesn't drain

    Summary: This Kenmore Elite HE4t washing machine is garbage! Yes, it looks nice, but it's not something that sits in the middle of your living room so who cares? We purchased ours in Summer 2005 and it was great until the circuit board had to be replaced in May ... read more

  • Do not purchase a Kenmore Elite HE4T washer

    Dec 23, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Energy efficient Many washing options
    Cons: Faulty microprocessor will leave you in dirty clothes with a flared temper.

    Summary: I purchased the Kenmore Elite HE4T front loading washer 21 months ago and until two months ago I thought it was the greatest washer I had ever owned. Two months ago, it flashed a F DL (door lock fault) and refused to start. Assuming that the door lock ... read more

  • Kenmore He 4t

    Dec 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The machine worked great when it worked. Great capacity, fast and quiet.
    Cons: The repair service is awful.The parts are hard to get.

    Summary: I bought the machine in May 2005, at a cost of almost $ 1600. It has worked great until it began stopping mid cycle three weeks ago. I called Sears and the repair man advised that I needed a new part which would cost me close to $ 400 including the ... read more

  • Kenmore Elite HE4t 3.8 Cu. Washer has a production defect.

    Oct 4, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Save allot of water, gets clothes clean. many different setups. stainless steel.
    Cons: production defect, the door and whatever db and F11 stands for

    Summary: I bought this washer in graphit color with a matching dryer at sears outlet, it had scratches on it, but it still looks great. It's a heavy duty washer, so I was really excited to spend many years with this washer. Well one month later door started to ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • What a washer!

    Aug 5, 2009 by
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    Pros: Everything!
    Cons: Can't add extra clothes

    Summary: The Kenmore Elite HE4t washer is a great washer! We are never going back! There is soo much space. All explained.We had to turn away from Maytag; previous washer. GE was not excactly the best around. We purchased the HE3t washer, but then we ... read more

  • Great Machine

    Aug 10, 2007 by
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    Pros: Cleans very well. Very large capacity. Many, many features. Cuts laundry time in half.
    Cons: Some cycles are somewhat long.

    Summary: We purchased our HE4t washer from our local Sears Outlet in March of '07 for around $915. I was skeptical to purchase it at first, seeing so many terrible reviews about it, but since I know a few people with it, I decided to get it anyway. The machine ... read more

  • Kenmore HE4t 3.8 Cu.Ft. King Size Capacity Front Load Washer

    Oct 21, 2006 by
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    Pros: 1.Uses less water. 2.Spins out most of the water. 3.Very quiet.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I purchased the Kenmore HE4t Washer including the floor stand for my wife on February 11,2006. My wife absolutely loves it. It's pricey but well worth it. She loves the fact that the extra stand saves her back from excess bending over and provides ... read more

  • f 11 and dl error

    Nov 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: Does not use much water and I have a septic system and well.
    Cons: Error's' on a young machine

    Summary: I am having this error message also. the machine is about two years old. Otherwise this machine has worked ... read more

  • he4t reliability

    Jan 3, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Machine works well, easy to use
    Cons: Machine breaks whey to often

    Summary: We have had our he4t washer for about 3yrs now and have had the machine replaced completely within the first 6 months and had numerous service calls to fix the machine. Mother board replaced once, and three times now we have had the fins break off inside ... read more

  • Buyer Beware - Good performance - defective in design - repairs galore

    Jan 21, 2010 by
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    Pros: Good overall features and washing. Error messages occur when the machine works properly. Buyer beware.
    Cons: Error codes- CCU has defect in design? internet chatter. FH error is a false report.

    Summary: Good job on cloths and other articles - economic on water and energy efficient but watch out for service! This can be expensive. Buy the extended warranty or else you will pay later. We would not buy this machine again unless Sears makes good on the ... read more

  • Kenmore Elite HE4t

    Apr 6, 2009 by
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    Pros: Uses little water and does a great job washing the clothes.
    Cons: water in the bleach and softener holder, liquid bleach drains immediately into the washer drum.

    Summary: I purchased  the Kenmore Elite HE4t about  eight months ago and almost every wash there is water holding in the liquid bleach holder and liquid softener holder. It is not a problem to empty the holder but I was wondering if anyone else was ... read more

  • Kenmore Elite HE4T Washer - Door Lock Problem

    Oct 26, 2006 by
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    Pros: Very quiet, machine does a fine job. Worked flawlessly up until the warranty ran out.
    Cons: There is a well-known problem that results in the F11 and door lock error codes.

    Summary: I have the Kenmore Elite HE4T wash machine. After 15 months of trouble-free operation, we started to get the F11 code, and door lock error. After an internet search, I found that this is a very common problem that ALOT of people are experiencing as ... read more

  • Kenmore HE4t King Size Front Load Washer

    Jan 23, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Gets cloths clean___when it works.
    Cons: Sounds like a 747 is landing on your house.

    Summary: We purchased this washer in Jan of 2006, in Feb of 2007 we have been getting errors DL and F11, of course Sears says this is not a common problem, but after reading all of the other reviews I can see that is is, wish we read before we bought it and spent ... read more

  • MAKES ME SICK!

    Jan 7, 2008 by
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    Pros: Clothes smell fresh and are somewhat clean...when it does work
    Cons: control board soldering bad, made poorly, SEARS does not care,error codes within months of buying

    Summary: NEVER BUY A KENMORE HE4t!! Worst money I have ever spent. The washer only worked for 6 months then started some little "DL" and "F11" rampage. Then stopped working completely! SEARS is the WORST place to buy anything...they will not support you or give ... read more

  • Don't buy this washer

    Dec 15, 2007 by
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    Pros: good for 1.5 years
    Cons: a disaster after that, very frustrating customer service from Sears

    Summary: Same as everyone else here, after the warranty expired, we started to get f11,f14,fdl errors. Sears are ignoring this large problem. There should be a recall issued but I'm not holding my breath. I have joined the class action law suits against Sears and ... read more

  • Unreliable

    Nov 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: Washes a bunch of towels at once
    Cons: cost,reliability,service response from sears.

    Summary: Purchased this $2000.00 washer two years ago and the computer is going wacky. Called Sears and got a promised service date for two weeks later. Meanwhile, and three loads of clothes a day later... Would not buy this washer and if considering anyway, ... read more

  • Terrible Washer - DO NOT BUY

    Sep 14, 2007 by
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    Pros: None
    Cons: Not happy at all with this machine and disappointed coming from such a reputable name.

    Summary: We have had this machine for a couple years now and just as all the comments we have read, the machines control board or circuit board needs to be replaced as soon as the warranty is up, coincidence??? It has cost consumers several hundreds of dollars ... read more

  • F11 Error, and sometimes washes clothes

    Jan 25, 2007 by
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    Pros: Looks Cool, Quiet (since it only works once in a while)
    Cons: One year life span, Expensive for laundry room furniture

    Summary: We've had ours for a few years. Failed right after warranty expired. Same problem as the 140+ others we've now read about online. There is now a class action lawsuit being put together because of the known faults with this machine: ... read more

  • JUNK!!!CRAPPY SERVICE!!!

    Jan 25, 2007 by
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    Pros: Worked great until it broke!!!
    Cons: Customer service is the worst I have ever experienced!!!!

    Summary: I bought this machine thinking sears is reputable co with satisfaction guaranteed. Well let me tell you I will NEVER buy another appliance from them again. I had the washer for 17 mnths and it broke apparently many other people have had the same exact ... read more

  • Don't purchase!!!

    Dec 19, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: water conservation; beautiful; many cycles
    Cons: See Review

    Summary: Purchased this beautiful machine after hours of research(including a great Consumer Report rating) I have had this machine for almost two years and have had several significant computer related issues. The mother board has been replaced twice; door lock ... read more

  • What a piece of Sh!T!!!!

    Dec 10, 2006 by
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    Pros: It looks cool.
    Cons: Constantly breaking. Shakes the entire house when it does work, which is rare.

    Summary: I have had the washer not quite two years yet. I had my first service call after about 9 months due to an F11 error code. The technician said we were washing the clothes incorrectly by combining heavier items (jeans) with lighter items (shirts). Seems ... read more

  • Warning - Do not buy!!! Junk!

    May 6, 2007 by
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    Pros: Looks nice.
    Cons: Breaks constantly. Clothes wrinkle! Tangles/ twists sheets . Stay away from front loading washers.

    Summary: Bought this unit along with matching dryer late in Dec. 2006. 4 service calls so far. Broke again yesterday. Circut board broke a few weeks after we got it. Yesterday it broke again! Shrunk all our clothes as installer switched the hot and cold ... read more

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