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

Item# 02620022000P | Model# 20022 | Added on January 26, 2011 | Seller: Sears.com
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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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170 found this review helpful
by FloridaDad
July 3rd, 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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by llisa45
September 22nd, 2014
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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VA_753

Washer

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I tried the wash machine without an agitator I didn't like the cleaning it did. I got this one with agitator it work perfectly, cleans great.

10 days ago via sears.com
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Mainer73

spend the extra money and invest in better

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spend the extra money and invest in better. this machine was on sale and purchased a few years ago. very hard on clothing.

12 days ago via sears.com
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
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KinCali

Terrible washing machine

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If I could rate this washing machine zero stars, I would, because that is what it deserves. Buyers beware...DO NOT BUY it because you truly do get what you pay for. I purchased this machine about 14 months ago and it is already deceased, following numerous other problems it has had up until now.
Problem # 1: Locking lid feature. I thought this feature was going to be tolerant, but the feature only worked sometimes. There were other times, it just didn't want to unlock and my clothes would be stuck unless I unplugged the machine completely. The only way to get the lid to unlock is to cancel the entire load and start over. So much for forgetting a sock or something you need to add last minute. You are screwed.
Problem # 2: It took forever to fill up, at least 20 minutes. The entire load took over an hour and that is because this problem goes along with the next problem.
Problem # 3: Using the Regular or Delicate cycle does not do a fill rinse and drain your clothes, it only spray rinses. I still had soap residue on my clothing after the cycle was complete, therefore, I had to use the Heavy Duty cycle, the only cycle that does have a fill rinse and drain option, but this option takes a lot longer to complete and is also very hard on my delicate clothing.
Problem # 4: I believe the agitator stopped working because around a year of using this thing, my clothes started to seem like they were just not as clean as they should be. But do you think I could tell if the agitator stopped working? No, because the lid was locked!
Problem #5: The sensor stopped working properly. When I would start a load of clothing, the sensor would only figure out if there were clothes present some of the time, other times I would have to keep pressing the cancel and reset button. Between the wash and rinse cycle, the washer would just stop by itself and I would also have to go press the reset button for it to rinse and drain.
Finally, yesterday this washer wouldn't sense clothing at all and after unplugging it several times, it wouldn't start up.
This is by far, the most frustrating washer I have ever owned or operated my entire life! The lower price is NOT worth all of this stress.
And just an FYI... the clerk tried to tell us that all washers come with locking lids now, that is completely untrue.

20 days ago via kmart.com
7 of 7 found this review helpful.
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okieguy

Leaks and can't be fixxed

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Washer lasted about 2 years of use. Then it started overflowing on large setting. Leaks all the time, but sometimes it will simply overlfow 10 gallons into the garage. Its been worked on twice and each time it does it agian. It aslo ties up clothes around the agitator. It is noisey, however i could live iwth the noise if it simply didn't leak. I am replacing it with something and it will not be a kenmore.

27 days ago via sears.com
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Sears_Screen_Name

Great washing machine

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I purchased this with its matching electric dryer. So far they are working great. I would recommend the higher capacity units. I think my old unit was a 3.7 or 4.0 but this was still a great price so I can deal with a few less shirts in my loads!

January 23rd via sears.com
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KatmanduToo

Don't wash a single towel in it.

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No matter how well-balanced you make the load, having 1 towel in there is enough to throw the thing off during a spin. Gather your towels to be washed in a small load by themselves. Plus, it's easy to cause these to overflow if you try to stop mid-cycle to change to a different cycle. Old washers didn't have that problem. We got ours from someone who'd used it less than 10 times. I'm thankful for a washer and happy when this works, but I'm glad we didn't spend money for it.

January 23rd via kenmore.com
4 of 4 found this review helpful.
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949ES

Works great

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Items a bit large, be sure to check measure to of your space

January 14th via sears.com
1 of 2 found this review helpful.
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pamela weber

Kenmore!!!

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I have and always will look, buy, and appreciate Kenmore appliances over other brands. My current washer is 3years old +/- and handles very heavy, dirty, work clothes and yet does even smaller, delicate loads beautifully,

January 5th
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babyboomer3

Broke after 2 years; buy something better!

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Very disappointed in this washer; takes a long time to wash a load of clothes (an hour or more for a small load!), and the spin cycle/drum broke after just 2 years doing 1 load of wash per week! Would not recommend; wish I had spent a little more and purchased a better washer.

December 26th, 2014 via sears.com
12 of 12 found this review helpful.
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Mike008

Junk Washer USA

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If you need a disposable washer that will last for less than two years, this is the washer for you. If you value quality and durability, run, run, run from this Kenmore nightmare. If you love the sound of the drum slamming into the sides of the washer during the spin cycle, this is the washer for you. If quiet and tranquility appeal to you, run, run, run from this Kenmore nightmare. If you need help filling your recycle bin with plastic pieces that keep breaking off the washer and falling into the drum and onto the floor, this is the washer for you. If you don't need any help filling your recycle bin, run, run, run from this Kenmore nightmare. If you want a washer that will clean the floor in your laundry room when it leaks water, this is the washer for you. If you are in the habit of cleaning your own floors, run, run, run from this Kenmore nightmare. This washer is a piece of JUNK! Sears should hang their head in shame.

December 19th, 2014 via sears.com
25 of 25 found this review helpful.
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peter961

A workhorse

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Bought for use in a vacation rental, sees alot of action by our cleaning crew and the renters. Fast and efficient, does a great job on the cleaning, easily compares to my LG front loading washer at home that costs 2-1/2 times as much.

December 17th, 2014 via sears.com
15 of 15 found this review helpful.
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daisy_ann

Do not buy this washer if you want to save time and money

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This washer takes forever to fill and to wash. It's been almost 3 hours washing a load and it stops (to start the Rinse), Wash light turns off, Rinse light turns on and in 2 seconds it turns off and goes back to Wash and it starts washing again. When it finishes, the load is all soaked and I have to start from scratch. If you appreciate your time and you want to save money on water and electricity, DO NOT GET THIS WASHER! I swear they make them this bad so you have to get a new one every 2-3 years. I prefer an old durable washing machine without crappy electronics!

December 17th, 2014 via kenmore.com
9 of 9 found this review helpful.
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rick900Vul

worse machine ever

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this is the worse washing machine in the history of washing ,it stopped filling with water, tryed two. last time I ever buy appliances from sears , I see they are selling them at KMart look out KMart shoppers it's a lemon on the floor .

December 10th, 2014 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
6 of 6 found this review helpful.
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leopoutting

Ok for the price

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The price was right, and I wasn't looking to spend a ton of money. The pros - every load comes out clean, no soap residue, the door lock is not as annoying that some have stated, water level choices are nice, water temps are right. Cons - when leaving lid up during filling (sensing) for 10 minutes water automatically empties w/o running cycle and there is no stopping it, a little noisy, but not unbearable ( mine has to go in my kitchen, I can still hear the tv in the living room, but there is no denying that you are running the washer) my delivery guys were GREAT! but Sears forgot to send the hoses ( almost a positive cause I ran to the hardware and got the same exact things $10 cheaper). If it last me 5 years I will be happy with the purchase, you get what you pay for so anything beyond that I would give it 5 stars.

December 7th, 2014 via sears.com
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BRANDY LANDERS
December 6th, 2014
lfriesen

Nice enough Washing Machine

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I gave it 4 stars because I don't like the locking lid feature. You have to cancel the whole wash cycle if you need to open the lid for anything. Then start the whole wash cycle over....however, it does clean your clothes very well

November 23rd, 2014 via sears.com
13 of 13 found this review helpful.
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davebase

Keep calm, learn your machine. 2 years going fine.

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1. Normal cycles only provide a spray rinse. You will not be able to utilize fabric softener on these.
2.Other cycles do provide full tub rinse: HD both & separate Rinse/spin.
3.Buy a Downey ball and drop in at start for above 2 cycles only.
4.Place in area where sound/noise is not an issue, basement/garage.
5.Get over the 9seconds it takes for safety lock to open when pausing.
6.High spin speed enabled by above feature means short dry times.
7.The delicate cycle substitutes for no light wash on this model.
8.The delicate cycle is the ONLY FAST cycle. & utilizes less electricity.
9. Utilize normal cycles when you have time before in the evening 6-8pm to save on water/electric.
10.Save time and electricity buy (gentle cycle) NOT over-washing your lightly soiled clothing, if you work inside and not in construction, you don't need to treat them as such. Note jeans last longer and recommend light, cold washing.
11.If you happen to be spoiled, this machine may not be for you... 300 dollars buys effective cleaning and a reality check.

November 21st, 2014 via sears.com
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JudyFromCypress

Do NOT buy this washer

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Having always bought Kenmore I didn't hesitate to buy
this washer for a weekend place. BIG mistake.
The fill and wash cycle takes what seems forever---
well over an hour. The lock mechanism makes you
want to take a hammer to it which is a feeling I rarely
have. It is so loud it sounds like a freight
train coming through. I've never been
so disappointed. Learn from my mistake
and buy a different washer. I can't
believe this one is still on the market!

November 20th, 2014 via sears.com
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Pottery62

DO NOT PURCHASE!

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Ok let me start from the beginning........THIS WASHER IS THE WORST APPLIANCE PURCHASE EVER!!!!! I have read the reviews before purchasing but I thought to myself that I love my other Kenmore appliances and to to ignore and purchase. First, I have noticed that most if not all of my blouses and my daughter's uniform buttons are missing after the wash?? Second, if you decide to add a piece of clothing - FORGET IT!!!! You stand there FOREVER for the lid to 'unlock'. By then you are so disgusted!!!! It is extremely loud and worst of all, if you want to change cycles.....YOU CAN'T! I had the washer for what - several months and needed to replace the motor??The wash cycle is way too long. I'm going back to Whirlpool!

November 10th, 2014 via sears.com
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kevintheomanharris

Worst purchase I ever made

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I'm a single guy who lives alone. I don't need a fancy washer. I knew I wasn't going to get an amazing machine, but I did have an expectation that it wouldn't completely break within 2 years.

The lid lock is a bit annoying, but it's tolerable. I don't use fabric softener, but if I did, I could imagine my frustration magnified 10 fold.

The real problem is that the drum is like a wild bull. It slams against the sides of the washer with a thundering bang. The clothes get tied and tangled up in the agitator which means that they don't dry during the spin cycle. If too much detergent is used, it won't drain fast enough and with the violent drum shaking the water will fly out of the drum and onto your floor.

It's only gotten worse with time. Used to be maybe 1 in 30 loads would result in water overflowing. Now it's 1 in 3. I can't deal with it anymore. I'll never buy a Kenmore ever again. How is Sears still selling this machine? I'm surprised there isn't a class action lawsuit.

October 27th, 2014 via sears.com
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