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A face you'll probably forget

Decked out in a generic design with unremarkable shades of silver and gray, the Kenmore 81383 dryer looks like plenty of other laundry appliances.

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All the controls are on the front

A front-facing control panel help this dryer to support vertically stacked arrangements as well as a pedestal accessory.

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Turn the knob to pick a cycle

The cycle knob is big and easy to rotate .

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Check the screen for other settings

A small screen and buttons below it control additional cycle settings.

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Dry by time if you prefer

Aside from standard cycles automatically controlled by moisture sensors, you also have the option of drying by elapsed time.

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There are bigger drums than this

The 7.4 cubic foot capacity drum on the Kenmore 81383 dryer is a little smaller that what some other machines offer.

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Add water yourself

Since the dryer doesn't connect to a dedicated water line, you'll have to fill its steam feeder tank by hand.

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