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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: $180.00
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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
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
Top and Lid Material: Powder coated
Wash Basket Material: Porcelain
Maximum Spin Speed (rpm): 700
Number of Water Temperatures: 4
Wash Agitator (Motion): Agitator
Dispensers: Bleach Dispenser
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
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 470
ENERGY STAR Compliant: No
Related Items:
Matching Electric Dryer: 02661402000
Matching Gas Dryer: 02671402000
Matching Elec Dryer Model: 61402
Matching Gas Dryer Model: 71402


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Product Description

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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264 Reviews Write a review
125 Reviewers (47.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Praise21 found this helpful
Oct 24 , 2013
Very Good Basic washer for the price
I suspect most of the bad reviews are from people who either didn't level it properly, or didn't read the instructions. I've had this washer for about four months now, and it consistently takes 52 minutes to wash a load on normal cycle, which is more than adequate. It takes this long no matter what I put it, jeans, towels, comforters, you name it. I even fill it completely to the top over the agitator, and it never stops for more than two or three seconds between cycles to sense the load and balance. The machine does make some peculiar noises unlike any washing machine I've ever heard, but after the first load you get used to it. I see a lot of complaints about the locking lid, but that has not been a problem for me. The lid must be closed or the washer won't start, but once you press start and the water begins filling, then you can open the lid to add bleach or more items. It is only once it begins the wash cycle that the lid locks. Even then you can stop it by pressing the start/pause button, or you can cancel the load by holding the start/pause button for three seconds. Another thing that may be causing some people to have problems with this washer is that you aren't supposed to wrap anything around the agitator, just drop your laundry in loose rolled up balls. The most important aspect of any washing maching is how well it cleans your laundry. This washer does a great job of getting clothes clean; I have yet to use the heavy duty cycle. The normal cycle has been good enough to get my clothes much cleaner than my ten-year-old Kenmore that it replaced. I'm very satisfied with this purchase overall, and would buy this machine again at the sale price.
Criticism59 found this helpful
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.


White Lake, MI

Apr 3 , 2014
I will no longer be loyal to Kenmore

I liked this washer while it was working, but it did take some getting used to. The problem? It lasted a whole 16 months (of only two loads a week) and started grinding so loud I'm sure the neighbors heard it. In our area Sears has contracted with a&e service for repairs. What a joke. Their reviews are worse than these reviews. I'm too angry to say anything else. Extremely disappointed.

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Eureka, CA

Apr 1 , 2014
Piece of junk

I've had three Kenmore washing machines over the past 38 years, have been VERY happy with all of them except for our latest purchase. We had it two days and returned it. The locking lid is a joke, the water drained completely out every time we tried to open it, and no, we didn't press the button too long. A washing machine shouldn't take an hour to complete a load. This new one certainly wasn't built as sturdily as the old ones we've had. Spent some extra money and bought a Speed Queen, built like a tank, does a great job and no locking lid.

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Lakeland, FL

Mar 28 , 2014
Great washer

Simple washer with lots of features as the much more expensive units. Easy to set up and easy reaching into the tub to load and move the laundry to the dryer.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Plano, TX

Mar 20 , 2014
Easy to use

I just got this washer and I like it but there are some differences with this machine. There is no fabric softener hole and the lid locks so during the rinse you could add it but it's time consuming because the lid has to unlock and lock again. I will invest in a downy ball for this issue. Other than that it works well and its easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lucedale, MS

Mar 19 , 2014

When my old machine quit, I thought only a Kenmore will I buy from now on. I got this Kenmore and I'm so disappointed. Worse and most aggravating machine I've ever owned. Hate this machine and will think twice before ever buying another Kenmore. The time it takes to wait on the sensors to decide to make this machine work is a waste of my time. I would not recommend this machine.

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Wellsville, NY

Mar 19 , 2014
Great washer for the price.

I purchased this washer at the sale price and think it was a great bargain. It is the perfect size for my needs and does a good job at cleaning my clothes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Hesperia, CA

Mar 14 , 2014
Lasted 2 1/2 years

I bought this washer 30 months ago. Washer quit moving into spin cycle from rinse. So called Sears service who came out and charged me $217.22 to NOT fix my machine. Left me in the same spot. So I called for another service. This guy told me that this machine was a lemon/(piece of junk) -his words- and that many features go out over a short time. Buy a new one, he suggested. I contacted customer service and was treated as despicable as one could imagine. The service department is full of outright liars and jerks. I know this is a bottom line washer that does barely an acceptable job. But I would have like to have gotten more than 2 1/2 years before it fell apart. Sears defrauded me out of $217.22 pure and simple. I will never shop there again. I am a single person and did not overuse this machine in anyway. If you have a family buy a Maytag or Whirlpool--But not from Sears!!!!! I hope this helps someone before Sears takes it down.

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Waynesville, NC

Mar 13 , 2014
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ok for a little bit

I got this washer a year and a half ago and it just broke down on me. It won't even drain the water from the machine. I can't believe it broke down after one and a half years. Its not worth the trouble spend a little more and get a good machine.

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Mesa, AZ

Mar 4 , 2014
This washer is ****!

Don't by this. I bought this and it broke within six months. Service practically had to rebuild it. Service man was 5 hours late. Didn't even apologize.

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Jupiter, FL

Mar 1 , 2014
NOT as bad as I thought

I was VERY unhappy when my washer of 20 years finally died...and I been nursing it along for 2 years prior! However, in August last year I gave in. This NEW washer was very 'loud' compared to the 'noises I was used to' from my 20 year old machine. The reviews I had read about this machine, did not make me feel much better. After using this machine for the past 7 months, I must say I am pleased. In fact, it dries the clothes so well, that they spend less time in the dryer. The shape of the tub seems to allow for more clothes and they are less crowded. I am not thrilled with the locking device, but I understand the reason and grudgingly live with it. Over all...this is a good machine for any couple who do no more than 2 large loads a week. I am not putting much stress on this washer. I doubt it will last half as long. If I get 10 years out of it...I will be THRILLED!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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