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Kenmore 22242 3.6 cu. ft. Agitator Top-Load Washer - White

Item# 019W007993683001P | Model# 22242 | Added on September 23, 2016 |
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Kenmore 22242 3.6 cu. ft. Agitator Top-Load Washer Skip the laundromat and take care of all your family's laundry needs with the Kenmore 3.6 cu. ft. Agitator Top-Load Washer. A variety of wash cycles including delicates, express and bulky/bedding allow you customize your loads while deep fill functionality lets you choose a higher water level on select cycles when needed. Add in Kenmore's exclusive Triple Action Agitator that uses powerful spray jets to thoroughly clean your clothes and you've got a hard-working, dependable washing machine that will help you and your family tackle laundry day quickly and efficiently.

  • Choosing a Higher Water Level is Easy

With your choice of auto and deep fill water levels, you control just how much water is needed for your next load of laundry.

  • Fill it Up and Forget It Fabric Softener Convenience

A convenient dispensing system adds fabric softener to the wash basket at the opportune time – saving you the headache of having to add it in yourself.

  • Dial in the Perfect Temperature with Easy to Use Controls

All you have to do is turn a dial to select your preferred water temperature – cold, cool darks, cool lights, warm or hot – the choice is yours.

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By celedrian
September 15th, 2017
Read the instructions first

If you are not used to a high-efficiency machine, you should read the instructions first! With my old (2001) washer, I would start the washer first, then put in detergent, then clothes. The washer would operate with the lid up in the fill/wash cycle. This method will not work with the 22242 model. The LAST thing you do is start the machine, because its auto-sensing adjusts the water level to your load, and if you have no load in the machine when you start it, I think it throws the sensors off. Also, it will not operate with the lid up, even during fill, and I would like to be able to watch the water fill and the wash cycle agitation.The first time I used the machine, I pushed the start before loading the machine, which was a mistake but easy to correct the next time. The low water level (which is supposedly normal) took some getting used to, but my load came out clean and fresh. I do not think the machine is excessively noisy; it is quieter than my old washer, so I am satisfied.

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By jms2014
October 28th, 2016
spin problems

We bought this washer because of its brand reputation but sad to say its was a really bad mistake. The spin cycle on this washer is awful, I actually thought that the machine was going to explode. We bought one and returned it for the exact same thing thinking it was a defective product but no, the same issue happened with the other new one. I would not recommend this washer at all. Great products at Sears but stay away from this one. We did buy another washer but totally different brand.

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One year old and it stopped working. Dosent fill don't agitate don't spin. Will never buy from sears again. No wonder they are closing all the stores

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No problems


Great washer, just a bit slower than the older style

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Broke after 1 year and Sears wants to charge half the cost to fix


Purchased this washer in June 2017. In July 2017 the agitator broke. It is plastic and it just broke. And there does not seem to be an easy way to fix it. To fix I have to pay Sears half the price of the washer! After one year of use! If Kenmore products have gotten to this low a quality, I would not recommend purchasing Kenmore.

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Deep Fill Does Work!


I had read many reviews complaining about the Deep Fill not working. I had trouble too at first until today. I figured it out. It only works on certain cycles. Try setting your **** to Jeans/Towel (even if you are just doing a regular wash).

Then the other settings as follows: Soil Level = Heavy. Wash Temp = Cool Lights. Water Level = Deep Fill. Rinse is your preference.

It has worked for me twice now and fill VERY deep! I was so happy to finally figure this out!

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Does not wash cloths well, leaves a white residew on almost everything.


I have tried every kind of soap as they recommended and it is still happening. This has happened since the very 1st load of wash. I even tried running the cleaning cycle, nope still happening even with the 2nd rinse cycle on. I have to put the cloths through 2 more rinse cycles and then they are ok. So very frustrating. I should not have to do this with it being brand new.

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