Kenmore 20897 Washing Machine

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  • You Will Never Be Sorry If You Choose A Kenmore Washer!

    Jul 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dependable
    Cons: None

    Summary: You will never be sorry for owning a Kenmore washing machine. This is the third one we have owned in 32 years, and the previous machines were replaced because of a move, not any mechanical problems. Why do I like Kenmore so much? In a word ... read more

  • Poorly designed agitator

    Feb 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It has lots of room all right. It is quiet, no problems with balance.
    Cons: doesn't get entire load submerged for proper wash except in heavy duty cycle.

    Summary: I don't like this machine at all. It has a bizarre agitator. On regular or gentle cycles, the curved blades of the agitator prevent the clothes from moving freely in the tub. At first I thought that the water level was too low but this is not the ... read more

  • Kenmore wins again!

    Jan 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of room for large loads
    Cons: Not as quiet as advertised

    Summary: After my White-Westinghouse washing machine bit the dust recently, I went shopping for a new washer. I had already decided to go for a Kenmore, my other Kenmore appliances have been well worth the money and it's a brand I've come to trust. ... read more

  • Do I need all these options?

    May 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A lot of options for washes, good capacity.
    Cons: Options that you'll rarely use

    Summary: We needed to purchase a washer quickly, when our old one a GE (piece of junk) went belly up and was leaking transmission fluid!. The key components that we wanted were a large capacity, quiet (since the washer is on the second floor), and something ... read more

  • The clean machine

    Feb 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great capacity, quiet, good agitation
    Cons: lid opens to the left

    Summary: I bought this "Series 80, Heave Duty, Super Capacity Plus" washer in December of 2000 and am very pleased with it so far. I know I haven't had it that long, but it is a very nice machine and I thought I'd tell you how good it is. It has temperature ... read more

  • Great Value with Lots Of Extras!

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, Effective, Lots of Options
    Cons: none

    Summary: I love this washing machine. We purchased this machine almost four years ago; it's been moved twice and used constantly and it still looks and works like new! FEATURES - Auto Sensor Temperature Control - Unlimited Variable ... read more

  • I get more with my Kenmore

    Nov 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet, efficient, workhorse, looks
    Cons: cost (I'm a tight wad)

    Summary: After deciding the life of our old (17yrs) kenmore washer was finally at it's end we decided to go shopping!! Believe me in our household proper washing is a big deal. talking with dealers is like a bad trip to the dentist (ouch!), First on agenda, ... read more

  • America's Best Washing System!

    Oct 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large capacity, dependable,washes clothing well!
    Cons: None

    Summary: We purchased in 1993 a Kenmore Advantage Washing Machine Model #110 92291800. I had to put our washing machine under this listing, because this is the closest one compared to the one we are using! When we purchased this washing machine, we paid ... read more

  • My workhorse

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Multiple settings for water level, temperature, speed. 3 cu. ft. capacity. Very easy to use. Affordable.
    Cons: It doesn't fold or put away the clothes.

    Summary: A year and a half ago, within six months, we went through two washers. One developed holes in the drum and the other would mambo across the floor. That was it, no more used washers! I went on the hunt for a new machine that would serve us well. ... read more

  • Fit for a King or Queen!

    Aug 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great size, very quiet
    Cons: build up but that's it...

    Summary: The Kenmore 3.0 cu. ft. Super Capacity Plus Top Load Washer has been one of the best purchases we have made along with its matching dryer. We purchased these when I first had my son so there would be no more going back and forth to the laundry ... read more

  • Minimizes the pain of laundry.

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: holds a lot, many options for every need, hard to keep softener dispenser clean if not diluting softener
    Cons: so deep it's slightly difficult for me (at 5'4" to get things off the very bottom)

    Summary: I bought this washer because I previously owned another brand and wasn't very happy. This one was recommended to me so I decided (after some shopping around) to get this washer. I have always been happy with Kenmore and Sears in general, so I felt ... read more

  • Wonderful

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Value
    Cons: Dealing with Sears

    Summary: We recently had our third child and needed to upgrade to a larger washing machine. After we shopped around for a while we had settled for Kenmore being the best value for the buck. So we loaded up the family and went to Sears. When we got there we ran ... read more

  • Fantastic Washer

    Apr 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet, 2nd rinse option, setting for delicates and handwashables
    Cons: None

    Summary: I bought this washer because I was newly married & tired of running to the laundry mat. Actually this is a suburb machine. It fits just about anything you want to wash. Sleeping bags, military gear, king size comforters and rugs. With a husband in ... read more

  • great washer

    Mar 21, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: big, can take a hefty load
    Cons: no cons noted

    Summary: when my washer in my rented mobile home went on the blink i thought my landlord was going to come home with a piece of junk from a yardsale and tell ... read more

  • Super for the Big family

    Mar 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 3 speeds,Quiet Pak, Dual Action Agitator
    Cons: Doesn't come with a maid.

    Summary: After having a compact washer and dryer for years I have found a new pleasure in the laundry now that I can wash more clothes and be finished with the laundry in half the time. Before I had to separate everything into small loads as not to ... read more

  • What a washer!

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big enough for your blankies!
    Cons: Machine size is limiting for laundry closets

    Summary: When my husband and I bought our home, we had to purchase a new washer and dryer. We began looking through consumer magazines and talking to friends and family searching for a quality product. One name kept coming up...Kenmore. With 4 kids, dogs and ... read more

  • THE washing machine!!!!!!!!!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: holds a ton of clothes
    Cons: short people cant reach to the bottom

    Summary: This was my first washing machine my husband bought me.We purchased it right after having out daughter three years ago because the laundry mats were too dangerous in our town with a new baby.We bought our washing machine at Sears.We paid around $400, but ... read more

  • Wash A Lot Of Clothes At One Time

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super Capacity
    Cons: Price

    Summary: I purchased my Kenmore washer at SEARS back in Oct.'98. I was looking for a washer that could clean a big load all at one time since I wear two different uniforms a day for work. The Kenmore had a super capacity that could wash up to 16 bath towels. ... read more

  • Bigger is Better

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Washes comforters with ease, has a built in quiet pack, reasonable price.
    Cons: None

    Summary: First of all I just want to start out by saying that I am so thankful for my washer. I remember a time when I was without one, and had to spend many quarters and BORING HOURS in the Laundromat! After my husband and I moved on base one ... read more

  • Mom & Dad Know Best!

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge capacity, numerous cycle choices, quiet operation
    Cons: None!

    Summary: My fiance and I just bought a new house, but haven't sold our condo yet. Needless to say, finances are a little tight but the laundry still needs to get done. Thanks definitely go to my supportive and knowledgeable parents who not only recommended this ... read more

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