12:01PM | 01/11/05
Member Since: 01/10/05
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I am trying to find information on how much electricity/water/natural gas our Kenmore Series 80 model 110.29812891 washer and our Kenmore Series 70 model 110.76722695 natural gas dryer use. I'd also like to know how much water the washer uses. I'm am trying to figure out the cost of doing a load of laundry at home for tax purposes. Anyone have the information or even the manuals that might have some insight?

Thanks so much.


08:46AM | 01/12/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
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Since those are S ears' products, have you tried contacting them to see if they still have that sales information available?

** I'd also like to know how much water the washer uses. **

If you drain the washer into a laundry sink, you may be able to plug it and see how much water is there at the end of a wash cycle. Just be careful it doesn't overflow!

For direct electrical power consumption of the washer and dryer (being that it's gas and runs on 120 volts), you should be able to use a device like at the following link to track their electricity use if S ears can no longer supply the estimated information for those models from when they were new.

Kill-a-Watt Meter



Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



08:34AM | 01/14/05
Member Since: 01/10/05
3 lifetime posts
Here is the information Sear's was able to give me:

We regret that we do not have printed spec sheets available for these 1999

models. The following information is available:

Washer Rating: Volts/Hz/Amps 120/60/10

Water Usage maximum load single wash, single rinse: 44 gallons

Gas Dryer Rating: Volts/Hz/Amps 120/60/6

Gas Burner BTU/Hour 22,000

L.P. Gas Conversion Kit 26-49572

So I now have the gallons used... but I'm not sure what the other info means exactly. Does knowing the BTU/Hour help me figure out how much gas is used for the dryer? Does any of the Volts/Hz/Amps info help with the electrical usage?




09:15AM | 01/14/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Does knowing the BTU/Hour help me figure out how much gas is used for the dryer? **

Not unless you know or can calculate how much time the burner is on for (which will likely vary depending on load). The gas company may be able to give you a general estimate on how much gas is used by a common gas dryer in an average home for a given period of time (like a year).

** Does any of the Volts/Hz/Amps info help with the electrical usage? **

No, sorry. The amperage listed is the maximum or peak the appliance should draw not what the norm consumption would be.

I don't know how the manufacturers derive their energy guide ratings besides actually running a sample on a test and recording it.

BTW. Don't forget to calculate how much energy the hot water tank uses to heat the 44 gallons of water per wash load.

Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



10:08AM | 01/14/05
Member Since: 01/10/05
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Ok- so how do I figure out how much energy the water heated uses?

It is a 50 gallon heater using 272 Therms a year (according to the tag). I use the warm/cold wash cycle. No idea what temp. it heats the water to, etc. So maybe 22 gallons of the 44 is heated?

So many details! All your help is appreciated.


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