Kenmore 3.4 cu. ft. Top-Load Washing Machine - WhiteItem# 02620022000 | Model# 20022
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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.
Added on January 26, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
...the locking lid is a pain...it's a noisy machine, sounds like a jet engine taking off when balancing...long wash cycles even on 'regular' cycle. But...the spin cycle is AWESOME!!! Takes less time to dry the clothes and towes. I like the 2nd rinse cycle for xtra dirty clothes. Large tub can handle bed spead/quilt easily.
I wish I never purchased this washer! It shreds our clothes (even when it is on the gentle cycle). Half of the cothes come out dry. This is not becasue the spin cycle is so wonderful it helps to dry the clothes, it's because the clothes were never washed. The washer is very small and if you try to do a "normal size" load, the washer makes horrible clunking noises. If that's not bad enough, all of your darks come out with white lint all over them. Worst washer I have ever owned! Needless to say it is being exchanged. What a waste!!!
Be prepared to purchase an extended warranty for this model. After moving three times in about three years, my washer stopped working out of the blue. I researched Kenmore's forums for this particular model and the top two issues with it is the locking latch and or the motherboard. If a repairman comes out to service your washer and they determine it is a motherboard issue, go buy a new washer. The cost of a new motherboard is as costly as a new washer. I am not pleased with the quality of product because I expected more from the Kenmore brand. If it wasn't for the extended warranty I had purchased I wouldn't be able to replace my busted washer.
North Charleston, SC
This washer lasted three years. Wife said it made an awful noise then wouldn't spin or pump the water out. Now it won't do anything. The electriconic control panel costs almost as much as a new washer. Will not buy another Kenmore/ Whirlpool.
This is my 3rd Kenmore washer; 1st one lasted approx 20 years (7 years before kids showed up), 2nd one lasted 12 years (intense kid years). I went looking for the most basic machine I could buy, this fits what I wanted. I read the reviews before I bought the machine and now again after I have owned this washer 1 month. The piece of advice that I followed from the reviews was "Read the manual", I did. New washers work differently than the old ones. Differently, not badly. The things I really like about this washer is (1) it is very quiet, (2) it has a larger capacity than my old machine (3) I really like the cool temperature setting. I don't use liquid softener, so I can't comment about that complaint. I haven't had any issues with laundry soap dissolving and I have somewhat hard water at my home. These washers, wash clothes very gently. I was concerned that my husband's nasty work clothes wouldn't get clean, but only once have I had to re wash something and those were a pair of his heavy work jeans the were very heavily soiled. I like this machine.
Fort Walton Beach, FL
I really like this washing machine. I read several reviews before buying it and was a little concerned about several things I read, but I was prepared for them so they are not that big an issue. The machine does take about an hour to complete a load, but the clothes are very clean and the machine is very quiet. Since the machine is in an inside bathroom I really like that! People warned that adding more clothes after the load has started would cause the water to drain & I would have to start the load all over again. I read in the directions I have "x" number of seconds to add something before the cycle is discontinued, so it has not been a problem. I just make sure I have everything I want to add and restart the start button. There is also plenty of time to fill the washer with clothes while the water is filling. The start push button is convenient. I am a little concerned about how it will hold up, but so far no issues (and I do a lot of wash!) All in all I am quite satisfied with the machine.
Salt Lake City, UT
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.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
We bought this washer 2 years ago and already it is broken. The water overflows. It is a mess. My husband took the control panel apart to see which part needed replacing and it is all just cheap plastic parts. I hate this washer so much. It is too small, it becomes unbalanced all the time and makes the most awful noises. I am so sorry we bought a Kenmore washing machine. We had a whirlpool before that lasted over 15 years. It makes me sick that we wasted our hard earned money on this piece of junk.
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