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Model:
6965
Kenmore 600 Series  5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer

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Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Adjustable temperature (4)
  • Large capacity (4)
  • Quiet (4)
  • Works quickly (4)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Bulky items (4)
  • Everyday clothes (4)
  • Sheets & mattress covers (4)
  • Towels (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Serves purpose with virtually no problems

This Kenmore 600 clothes dryer was already in my house when I bought it a few years ago. It was fairly new so I didn't even think about replacing it. It has been great...Read complete review

This Kenmore 600 clothes dryer was already in my house when I bought it a few years ago. It was fairly new so I didn't even think about replacing it. It has been great so far, never broken down nor needed repairs. I like that it is easy to use, easy to clean out the lint trap, and has all of the various settings I need (delicates air fluff, etc...) It also holds a large load, I can dry my king size comforter plus a large blanket or quilt just fine. It may take a second dry cycle but for every other load of laundry it is always completely dried after one cycle. My only complaints about this dryer are very minor: first, the door is kind of loud when you slam it (which you have to do in order to shut it tightly.) Secondly, I've never had any issues cleaning out the lint trap until last week. I accidentally pulled the stick-on lining/seal of the lint trap off, which I don't think caused any problems, but I've never had this happen on a dryer before. The third complaint is kind of strange, I'm still not sure what really happened, but awhile ago I was turning the dial to start the dry cycle and pressed in but it would not start, it just made a strange humming/buzzing sound. I rotated the dial to try timed dry and it still would not work. I opened the door, closed it and tried again, but still no luck. I had my husband check it out and strangely enough, it started right up for him. I have no clue if it was user error or a glitch or what happened! These complaints are pretty minor, so overall I'd say it's a great dryer!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Please Don't Waste Your Money!

We bought this new about 5 years ago, so I am not new to this dryer. From the day we brought this dryer home the lint filter had very little lint on it after...Read complete review

We bought this new about 5 years ago, so I am not new to this dryer. From the day we brought this dryer home the lint filter had very little lint on it after we used it. My lint filter has always been full after I dried towels but not with this dryer. Soon after we started using it our dryer vent would get clogged with lint and the dryer wouldn't dry. If a dryer lint screen isn't pick up the lint, it's going up into the vent. Save yourself the trouble and don't waste your money.

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5.0

I have owned this dryer for 4 years

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from Jacksonville, fl

About Me Heavy Duty User

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Pros

  • Adjustable Temperature
  • Easy To Use
  • Energy Efficient
  • Large Capacity
  • Quiet
  • Works Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bulky Items
    • Delicates
    • Everyday Clothes
    • Sheets & Mattress Covers
    • Towels

    Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

    It has multiple settings and has a wrinkle setting. It is durable and heavy duty. I can dry a king sized comforter

     
    5.0

    I would definitely get another one.

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    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Large Capacity
    • Quiet
    • Works Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bulky Items
      • Everyday Clothes
      • Sheets & Mattress Covers
      • Towels

      Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

      I do laundry a lot and this dryer is the greatest that I've ever used. I can load the dryer until it's completely full and it only takes one hour to dry everything. Before it took me two hours to get the simplist load of laundry dried until now.

       
      5.0

      Love

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      from Campbell Ohio

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Adjustable Temperature
      • Easy To Use
      • Energy Efficient
      • Large Capacity
      • Quiet
      • Works Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bulky Items
        • Everyday Clothes
        • Sheets & Mattress Covers
        • Towels

        Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

        Love it!

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        5.0

        Great Product!!

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        from Elon, North Carolina

        About Me Frequent User

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        Pros

        • Adjustable Temperature
        • Easy To Use
        • Energy Efficient
        • Large Capacity
        • Quiet
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bulky Items
          • Delicates
          • Everyday Clothes
          • Sheets & Mattress Covers
          • Towels

          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          This dryer works great for me. I have not had any problems with my unit.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Please Don't Waste Your Money!

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          from USA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Temperature
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Clogs The Dryer Vent
          • Doesn't Pick Up Lint
          • Leaves Clothes Damp
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

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          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          We bought this new about 5 years ago, so I am not new to this dryer. From the day we brought this dryer home the lint filter had very little lint on it after we used it. My lint filter has always been full after I dried towels but not with this dryer. Soon after we started using it our dryer vent would get clogged with lint and the dryer wouldn't dry. If a dryer lint screen isn't pick up the lint, it's going up into the vent. Save yourself the trouble and don't waste your money.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By 

          from TN

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          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          My family usually keeps the same washer and dryer until they go out. However when my parents saw this particular one in our local store they could not pass it up. It was super affordable and it was small so it fits really nicely in the small place we have for it. We liked that it was white because it would still match our washer. Something I thought was really neat is when you are drying a load of clothes they always come out dry. With our old dryer they would run through the whole cycle and still sometimes come out damp. With this dryer it has some sort of a sensor that let's it know that the clothes are not dry and it will keep running until they are. That is so cool to me and super useful.

          Load Capacity
          Even though this dryer seems smaller than our old one, it still holds a full load of clothes just fine.

          Performance
          My clothes always come out perfectly dry. Just as other dryers you can adjust the settings on it for what type of material is being dried.

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          5.0

          Good Dryer

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          from Stafford, Virginia

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          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          This is a good basic dryer for drying clothes. It doesn't have many options but it does provide the options needed to dry clothes. I would recommend to anyone who is wanting a good dryer but doesn't want to spend a lot of money on it.

          Load Capacity
          You are able to put a lot of clothes in it, however I have seen bigger dryers than this. Washing and drying a big comforter could be an issue. Usually I can only dry one comforter at a time and sometimes I worry it's too big for the dryer.

          Performance
          Usually the clothes are dry in a considerable amount of time. It doesn't take too long, but it worked quicker when it was brand new.

          Ease of Use
          It's incredibly easy to use. Even the knob is easy to turn.

          Durability
          It last a long time but I would recommend being careful with the knobs and buttons. The knobs can break off but as long as you are gentle, that shouldn't happen. We have had our dryer for awhile and it worked fine but the knob recently tore off and we had to replace it.

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          4.0

          Nothing fancy about this dryer but gets the job done

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          from north augusta sc

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          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          There is not much to say about the Kenmore electric dryer. I have had mine for five years. I have not had any issues with the dryer. The only reason I gave this a seven out of ten is the energy use. This dryer uses a lot of energy, and sometimes I have to put on two cycles of drying for each load. This is a huge waste of energy compared to other dryers on the market that could probably dry in one use. I can fit a lot of clothes in the dryer though. However, that does not matter much when I have to run two dry cycles to get the clothes dry. The machine is incredibly easy to use. This is a standard dryer unit with large turning knobs to control how long each dry cycle is. It has the typical settings for delicate clothes. The dyer takes up as much space as other dryers do, so not much to say there. A minor complaint that I have is the noise level in which the dryer works. This is a very loud machine! Let's just say that I avoid drying clothes when my toddler goes to bed. Otherwise this is a decent dryer that will last a long time until another one needs to be purchased. I recommend it.

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          5.0

          Reliable and Durable!

          By 

          from USA

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          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          Our Kenmore came with our house, and it was looking a little beat up. Instead of immediately purchasing a new dryer, we decided to see how it stood up to our use. And it is doing wonderfully! We did have to replace the heating element and the band that spins the drum, but that cost was less than buying a new rig. It quickly dries our clothes and doesn't have all the fancy bells and whistles that can be confusing. I used to be a Maytag girl, but after seeing this baby go through the abuses of a LOT of laundry (two kids and a very messy husband) including cloth diapers, I am quite pleased with the durability and reliabiltiy of this Kenmore.

          Load Capacity
          It holds a LOT of wet heavy laundry without too much of an issue, and the only thing that comes out of this machine slightly damp, is when I wash my queen size comforter.

          Performance
          We've replaced both the heating element and the barrel band, but considering how much use this machine gets from us, I am not complaining!

          Ease of Use
          Toss your wet clothes in, check the temperature and size, and you are pretty much done!

          Durability
          We have abused this machine for a couple of years now, and it is still going strong!

          Design
          While not as stylish as some of the models out there now, I would not trade in my clunky looking Kenmore!

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          5.0

          This is a great product!

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          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Kenmore 600 Series 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer:

          I absolutely love this dryer. I was a little skeptical at first as I have heard mixed reviews about Kenmore appliances. The price was right and I was able to combine a good sale along with an online cash back offer, so I thought I would give it a try. I have been very happy with the performance of this dryer and have only had to complete one repair on it in the past seven years. The thing I am most impressed with is the efficiency of the dryer. The inside of the dryer is very spacious, which makes it efficient when drying clothes. There are a number of different settings to choose from. I typically dry my clothes on the regular/high heat setting and choose the wrinkle rid option. There is also an option for the dryer to buzz once it senses the clothes are dry. I did have to have a bearing fixed after about five years of use. It was an easy repair and was completed by a local appliance repair company. Overall, I am very impressed! I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.

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