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Sears announces the launch of Kenmore Genuine Parts, providing do-it-yourselfers with quality parts for repairing and maintaining every type of home appliance.

The Kenmore Elite HE3t washer debuts, with the greatest water and energy efficiency of any leading U.S. brand. The design features a concave glass window.

New Kenmore Elite refrigerators use the same energy as a 75-watt bulb.

New Kenmore models exceed the Department of Energy’s energy standards by 15 percent.


Kenmore celebrates its 75th anniversary.             

As the official home appliance supplier for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sears offers Kenmore and other appliances for use by the athletes in the Olympic Village, plus competition and non-competition venues.