Sears does not manufacture any of their products, instead they are all made by the other leading manufacturers, often with added features. They are then rebranded with the Kenmore (or other) brand name. http://www.appliance411.com/purchase/make.shtml
Yes, there are differences in brands of appliances, but some of them are made IN THE SAME FACTORY in CHINA for different companies, side by side, from the same blueprints.
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