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Kenmore  3.4 cu. ft. Top-Load Washing Machine - White

  Item#  02620022000 | Model#  20022
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Reg Price: $539.99
Savings: $240.00
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Reg Price: $539.99
Savings: $240.00
$299.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Capacity:
Depth (in.): 26.25
Height to Top of Cabinet: 43.5
Height with Lid Open (in.): 53
Washer Interior Capacity (cu. ft.): 3.4 Glossary
Washer Interior Size: Less than 4 cu. ft. Glossary
Weight (lbs.): 121
Width (in.): 27.13
Color and Styling:
Color Family: White
Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 year limited
Power:
Minimum Circuit Rating: 15 amps
Voltage: 110/120V
General Features:
Control Type: Electronic
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Fill Hoses Included: No
Power Cord Included: Yes
Remote Diagnostics: No Remote Diagnostics
Durability:
Top and Lid Material: Powder coated
Wash Basket Material: Porcelain
Cleaning:
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 700
Number of Water Temperatures: 4
Wash Agitator (Motion): Agitator
Dispensers:
Dispensers: Bleach Dispenser
Cycles:
Wash Cycles: Permanent Press Cycle, Delicate Wash Cycle, Normal Wash Cycle
Cycle Options:
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
End of Cycle Signal: No
Efficiency:
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 470
Certifications:
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
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Kenmore 3.4 cu. ft. Top-Load Washing Machine - Optimum Efficiency

Featuring a Dual Action Plus agitator and powerful spin cycles, the Kenmore 3.4 cu. ft. top-load washing machine 20022 offers energy efficient cleaning to save you money. The unique agitator works detergents deep into clothes using both sideways and clockwise motions, while the bleach dispenser delivers perfectly mixed concentrations to more effectively clean your clothes. The powerful 700 rpm spin cycle shortens the time required for drying, saving even more energy. With four load sizes, four water temperatures and eight cycle options, this Kenmore top-loading washing machine allows you to adjust for each individual load.

  • The Dual Action® agitator moves both side-to-side and clockwise to double the cleaning power while still delivering gentle care for delicate fabrics.
  • Multiple wash cycles give your hardy work clothes, delicate linens, and stained fabrics the treatment they need to look their best.
  • A small footprint makes this washer an easy fit for apartments, basements and starter homes, while powerful performance delivers the same clean you’d expect from larger machines.
  • Whether you’re washing wool, cotton or high-tech fabrics, a choice of four water temperatures makes it easy to customize your wash.
  • Rapid spin speeds squeeze excess water from clothes, linens and more for faster, easier transfer to your dryer and shorter dry times.

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Added on January 26, 2011

 

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132 Reviewers (45.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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FloridaDad
Jul 3 , 2014
There is nothing wrong with this washer folks!
Well first off I wanted the most inexpensive washer I could find at Sears, this one was it. I hated that it had all the negative feedback and that made me search the others. Then I went back to actually read about the negatives vs positives. The things everyone complained about, in my opinion, was due to user error or just not used to a more modern washer. They are programmed differently and more electronic than the older models. That's just technology for you, you cannot go backwards with these types of things. You cannot buy a new 15 year old washer today-get over it. You have to deal with industry standards like the features that this one has. This thing is quiet. Couple extra noises while it auto-calibrates in the beginning so what. I was worried about not having enough water level, it came up perfectly and I wasn't even on the largest setting. No leaks like someone else said. Washed clean, all detergent was washed off, no dry spots on clothing. Dried very well with the spin. I had no reason to lift the lid during any of the cycles but decided to anyways. Press the pause button and it stops for you-press again and it picks up where it left off--no problems there. If someone actually wanted to get rid of the lid lock its only 2 screws and you can remove it and place into the top receiver--problem solved--open whenever you like. It is there for your "safety" of course. I would buy this model again. Hope it holds up for many years as I am in no hurry to get rid of it.
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Lucy2013
Dec 2 , 2013
It makes me cry
Each time I do laundry it gives me huge stress. I am disappointed because 1) when I load the washer and it fills the water while I am loading, in a couple of minutes it would drain all the water 2) if I forget to put something and try to open the lid to put it in, the cycle will start over. 3) when it started vibrating and I want to balance the clothes the cycle starts over from the beginning. In other words you cannot interrupt the cycle or it will start everything over. 4) when I put it on rinse cycle it started the washing cycle instead. 5) it has 4 water temperature settings, but in reality mine gives only two. For example hot water setting gives warm water by mixing hot water with cold and as the result I can only have cold or warm water. I need hot water to wash batting for my allergic kids. I would like to have the temperature that settings offer without saving energy for me by adding cold water. 6) I was promised by the repair department to have a technician to come out and look at it, but I spent two entire days waiting for the appointed vista, but no one came. We are tired of this machine and Sears' lousy "service" and we are returning it back.
 

camper77777

Houston, TX

Oct 2 , 2014
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Terrible Washer - Read the Reviews

We bought this washer less than two years ago. It is JUNK. It just went the curb this morning after it flooded our laudry room. All the interior plastic pieces have been breaking off in the last 6 months. The cycle time is ridicously long. Will NEVER buy another Kenmore product. If you want less stress in your life. Do not buy this product.


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Shelvan19

Waynesboro, TN

Oct 1 , 2014
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Worst Washer Ever!

I have had this washer for 6 months and I am ready to throw it out-the high efficiency wringer has destroyed several of my tops and broken 2 unwire bra's, actually broke the underwire. I am having to hand wash all of my underwear due to the super aggressive agitator. It also locks and will not let you have your clothes if the load gets off balance. Took a day and a half the last time unplugged before it released. It also has a sensing issue so you may have to wait days for the sensor to decide how heavy your clothes are to wash them before it continues with the cycle-cancelling will not release your closes either. Very, very disappointed. Have purposely bought this brand due to their reputation but I won't do it again.


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amosmosesadams

Canton, GA

Sep 29 , 2014
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Do not buy this washer

My last Kenmore lasted 20 years. I bought this one because it was so reliable. It lasted 1-1/2 years before it broke. How can it be they do not last like they used to? I believe they design them to fail. This is my last Kenmore brand washer.


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llisa45

North Little Rock, AR

Sep 22 , 2014
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worst machine I ever bought

this is the worst appliance I have ever had in my life. I was shocked to see that they are still selling this washing machine. this machine has a mind of it own. sometimes it would work & some times it would not. I could never count on it. I always tried to stay on top of my laundry because I would not know when this would be the last load of clothes it would wash. I had so many problems with this machine that I don't have time to list all of them If I can save one person from wasting their hard earned money on this washing machine then this review will be worth the time I took to write it. My washing machine was put out with the trash last week. I love my new washing machine even though I hate having to spend more money on a new machine but I am so glad I didn't sink more money in this product.


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Hewitt155

Flushing, NY

Sep 15 , 2014
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Worst machine ever, DO NOT BUY!

I purchased this machine a year ago and was disappointed from day1. First off this machine DOES NOT have a fabric softener dispenser. Who makes machines without this much needed feature especially since they do not sell Downey Balls anymore. Next this crazy lid lock feature. It does not unlock right away when u have 2 add fabric softener. Now due 2 this digital feature **** my machine has been "sensing" for the past few days. Meaning I cannot wash at all.. Even when unplugged as soon as its plugged back in its sensing. This is one of my worst purchases ever!


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BusterTBrown

Douglasville, GA

Sep 11 , 2014
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DO NOT BUY

Sears should be embarrassed to sell this piece of ****. This machine does not have fabric softener dispenser(didn't know they even sell washers without dispenser), its extremely loud and takes for ever to unlock the machine to add softener. VERY VERY disappointed. Started saving today to replace as soon as possible


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LiisafromNH

Marlow, NH

Sep 9 , 2014
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apprehensive

After reading all the reviews. I was dreading replacing my 18 year old washer. It was nothing fancy so I wasn't looking forward to the changes a new one was going to bring. Went to the local sears and looked at the ones in my price range. the agitators went up and down side to side etc. to me that's just something more to go wrong. I just wanted a plain old washer that would clean my clothes. We went with this one. first problem was the drain hose wouldn't stay on. wasn't long enough to reach the drain. (easy fix just used our old hose.. it was a better rubber hose instead of the plastic one that came with the washer.) The noise it makes is different than the old one. But not any louder. My washer is in my kitchen. the noise doesn't interfere with anything. My only question and Im hoping someone can answer it, is.. How is the agitator suppose to work? the bottom part spins with the basket and the top does the agitation. when I spin it manually. I would honestly recommend this washer, it hasn't given us any trouble at all.


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savvyshopper74

Hagerstown, MD

Sep 8 , 2014
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great product

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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gizmotlt

Loris, SC

Sep 4 , 2014
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Hate it!

We have always owned Kenmore appliances and loved them. The last washer lasted 17 years so when we needed a new one we only wanted a Kenmore. We did purchase the least expensive on but I really hate it. I don't know why they put that sensor board in it. It you put it on the wrong load you have to cancel and wait about 5 minutes to try again. It is so aggravating. And alot of times when you hit the button to pause so you can open the lid (it locks) it cancels out. I have never been more disappointed in an appliance in my life. I would advise anyone against buying this product.


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Sep 2 , 2014
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Kenmore is no longer a great appliance builder!

Our last washing machine (likely a Kenmore) lasted thirty years. It didn't die, we bought a new house and gave it up for a shiny new pair of Kenmore appliances including this model. I wish we had not let go of that old machine, because the new one, just a couple months over two years old has become unusable. I should have realized we were making a mistake when the salesperson said, "I wouldn't expect to get thirty years our of these 'modern' appliances." One day recently I noticed pieces of plastic in the drum. Then a wash or two later the drum began banging violently every load and even dropped off the suspension in one corner. I was able to rehang it, and it fell off another corners suspension. Each load becomes horribly unbalanced and a traumatic experience for everyone in the house. I am so disappointed in what Kenmore appliances have become. What happened to Kenmore quality?


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