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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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166 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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68 found this review helpful
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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949ES

Works great

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

17 days ago via sears.com
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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,

25 days ago
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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
9 of 9 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
16 of 16 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
12 of 13 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
6 of 6 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
5 of 5 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
9 of 10 found this review helpful.
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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
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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
25 of 25 found this review helpful.
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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
18 of 18 found this review helpful.
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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
19 of 19 found this review helpful.
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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
41 of 41 found this review helpful.
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bigboyshrek1

works great

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good value, bought for daughter and she loves the use of the machine

October 27th, 2014 via sears.com
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fworth

Washing machine leaks !!

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It leaks out water and flooded my apartment twice !! I would not recommend this product to anybody!!!

October 23rd, 2014 via sears.com
7 of 7 found this review helpful.
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camper77777

Terrible Washer - Read the Reviews

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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.

October 2nd, 2014 via sears.com
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Shelvan19

Worst Washer Ever!

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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.

October 1st, 2014 via sears.com
9 of 9 found this review helpful.
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amosmosesadams

Do not buy this washer

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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.

September 29th, 2014 via sears.com
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September 23rd, 2014
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