History of Kenmore
Kenmore appliances have been well known for their reliability, and having been around since 1927, their reputation is nothing to ignore. The brand has been sold exclusively under Sears Holdings Corporation, though they have included them in many stores including the Sears owned Kmart. A washing machine was their first product, and they began introducing vacuum cleaners in 1932. They have produced multiple large and small appliance lines under Elite and Kenmore Pro.
While Kenmore is an incredibly successful brand, it is not a manufacturer. Whirlpool was its most prominent manufacturer, but it’s also been produced by Bosch, LG, GE and Electrolux. It’s important to keep all warranty/serial information on your model, as this may help locate what parts may be needed faster.
Kenmore products we service include, but are not limited to:
- Refrigerator & Top Freezer – Most common in households, it has been the leading style since the 1940’s. Some budget models and mini-fridges use a freezer chest as opposed to a separate compartment.
- Refrigerator & Bottom Freezer – Created to provide easier access to refrigerator items, as they are needed more often than freezer.
- Side by Side Refrigerators – Also called “American Style”, they were invented by Amana to provide more freezer space. Left is the freezer, Right is the refrigerator.
- French Door Refrigerators – Two French doors on top for the refrigerator, and a drawer bottom freezer. These have become more prominent since the late 90’s.
- Built-In Refrigerator – Usually available in any style, these provide the homeowner the ability to save space and coordinate the look of the kitchen. Some brands allow for these to have replaceable door panels, so that they may coincide with the cabinetry.
- Standing Freezers – For those with extra room in their kitchen, or who need them simply as extra storage space. Can be free-standing or built-in.
- Chest Freezers – An indispensable item for those with large families and need a great deal of storage. Also used for commercial purposes, and typically kept outside of the kitchen.
- Gas Cooktops – Using natural gas, they provide the cook with the ability to perfectly control temperatures with an open flame.
- Electric Cooktops – Converts electricity in order to heat iron coils, which in turn heat the cookware. Originally created as a novelty, they can be expensive to run. They are seen with both glass/ceramic tops and hotplates.
- Induction Cooktops – Provides faster and more cost-efficient heating. Cookware must be ferrous metal and have a flat bottom in order to work. Heats only the pan, never letting the surface get hot enough to make spilled food burn or stick. If the pot is removed, the element automatically turns off.
- Gas Oven – Traditional and most cost-effective, more models are being released with the ability to become a convection oven for even baking.
- Electric Oven – Uses electricity to heat elements in the oven in order to cook. Not incredibly cost effective, but can cook more evenly than a conventional gas oven.
- Convection Oven – Circulates and distributes heated air around the food to allow it to cook more evenly. Can be either gas or electric.
- Wall Ovens – Built in for convenience to the consumer, they can be stacked/installed with multiple to provide more option for the cook.
- Freestanding Ranges – Made with Oven and Cooktop combined, they can be entirely gas, electric, or with a gas cooktop and electric oven.
- Under-Counter Dishwashers – These are occasionally built-in for a more coordinated look. Usually made so that they are easy to install and service, they take the hassle out of hand washing.
- Front Load Washers – Uses less water, less soap, and they are less likely ruin or tear delicate clothing. Require more maintenance for the door seal and bellows.
- Dryers – Fast and efficient, these cut down the time it takes to dry clothing. They can be either gas or electric. There are many types of dryers, but Tumbler dryers are the most widely used in consumer homes.
- Stackable Washer/Dryer – Made to save space, these are usually much smaller and seen in apartments, condos and small homes.
- AC Units
- Water heaters
Unfortunately, Kenmore has experienced recalls just as many other companies have. The most recent would be their Electric/Gas Ranges manufactured by Electrolux. A few GE/Kenmore Wall Ovens have experienced this as well. It’s important to know when your appliance is experiencing problems, so look for anything out of the ordinary with its functioning.
- Refrigerator not cooling
- Broken refrigerator door
- Dishwasher leaking or not cleaning completely
- Smoking coming from Oven
- Not enough water in Washing Machine
- Dryer not completely drying
- Washing Machine not draining
Why go with 180 Appliance Repair Services?
Here at 180 Appliance Repair Services, our trained technicians know not only every Kenmore model, but every company that has manufactured them. With years of such extensive knowledge, you can be sure they know how to get to the root of the problem. Our experts have access to the industry’s largest inventory of parts and components, ensuring that you receive quick and efficient service. No matter what the time, our customer service representatives are available for your call 24/7, and will assist you in finding an appointment time to fit your schedule. Don’t settle for anyone less professional, call 180 Appliance Repair Services today!