Kenmore 40272 Review

The Kenmore 40272 is manufactured by LG and is available only through Sears. It's a solid and dependable performer with 4.0 cubic feet of washing capacity and a low rate of reported repair issues.

Even at full price, Kenmore 40272 reviews indicate that this front-loader is a good value (the Kenmore 40272 sits far outside the bargain territory -- it usually retails for $830 -- but we've seen it advertised as low as $550). User reviews are loaded with praise for its thorough cleaning and quiet operation, although a few gripe that water doesn't fully drain from the detergent dispenser. (One review on Sears reports the drainage problem is easily remedied by removing the drawer and emptying it out.) Buyers also like the efficiency of this Energy Star-qualified unit, according to reviews, and give it an average 4.1 out of 5 stars on the Sears site.

While the Kenmore 40272 (starting at $830) got off to a rocky start with experts due to a software glitch, subsequent post-repair testing led a consumer products review site to rank it one of its top front-loading units. The Kenmore 40272 review concludes that it excels in the areas of washing performance, efficiency, and load capacity, although the experts aren't quite as impressed as users when it comes to operating noise.

The Kenmore 40272 is manufactured by LG and is available only through Sears. It's a solid and dependable performer with 4.0 cubic feet of washing capacity and a low rate of reported repair issues. It seems ideal for consumers with lots of laundry who don't mind the extra upkeep front-loaders require and the extra upfront cost. For some frugal consumers this will be a splurge investment (unless you can get it on sale), but it's a reliably good performer that should serve you well for the duration.

Gina Briles

Gina K. Briles writes family, household, and shopping-related product reviews. She is a displaced Jayhawk and a coffee addict living in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two small children, and Vizsla dog.

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