Kenmore BU4020, BU4021 vs BU4022 what’s the difference?

According to Kenmore customer service, the difference between Kenmore Intuition BU4020, BU4021, BU4022 and the one sold at official site is the color, the number of bags included, and what accessories are included. The machines are functionally the same.

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  • BU4020 is Red; sold at; comes with (1)Dusting Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool, (1)Crevice Tool, and (4)HEPA bags.
  • BU4021 is Blue; sold at; comes with (1)Dusting Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool, (1)Crevice Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush and (4) HEPA bags.
  • BU4022 is Green; sold at many retailers websites such as,, and more; comes with (1)3-in-1 Combination Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush, (1)Dusting Brush and (6)HEPA Bags.
  • The one sold at is Green, comes with (1)3-in-1 Combination Tool, (1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush, (1)Upholstery Tool and (6)HEPA Bags.

All tools can be attached to the end of the wand and the handle.

  • The 3-in-1 combination tool can be can be used as a crevice tool to clean in tight spaces such
    as between cushions, or as an upholstery tool to clean
    fabric surfaces such as sofa, or as a dusting brush to clean loose surfaces such as drapes.
  • The Pet HandiMate® tool can pivot, you can use it to clean furniture, carpet or other fabric surfaces.

Kenmore Intuition Bagged Vacuum Models Specifications comparison:

VacuumKenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4020Kenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4021Kenmore Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum BU4022
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 10 amps120V, 10 amps120V, 10 amps
Cord Length30-foot30-foot30-foot
Automatic Cord RewindNoNoNo
Dust Collection TypeBaggedBaggedBagged
Dust Collection Capacity3.1L3.1L3.1L
Lift Up CanisterYesYesYes
Detachable WandYesYesYes
Detachable HandleYesYesYes
Hose6-foot (with attachments)6-foot (with attachments)6-foot (with attachments)
Cleaning Path Width11-inch11-inch11-inch
Self Cleaning Brush RollNoNoNo
Motorized BrushYesYesYes
BrushRoll On/OffYesYesYes
Carpet Height AdjustmentNoNoNo
Brushroll Status IndicatorYesYesYes
Suction Power200W (hose end)200W (hose end)200W (hose end)
Suction ControlYesYesYes
Swivel SteeringYesYesYes
HEPA filterYesYesYes
Accessories(1)Dusting Brush,
(1)Upholstery Tool,
(1)Crevice Tool
(1)Dusting Brush,
(1)Upholstery Tool,
(1)Crevice Tool,
(1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush
(1)3-in-1 Combination Tool,
(1)Pet HandiMate Turbo Brush,
(1)Dusting Brush
Bags Included(4)HEPA bags(4) HEPA bags(6) HEPA bags
Onboard Tool Storage2 holders2 holders2 holders
WeightLess than 14 lbsLess than 14 lbsLess than 14 lbs
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty

Features you may want to know:

  • No Touch Bag Disposal
    The hands-free operation and self-sealing bags do not require you touch the bag when empty.
    If you have a Shark Lift Away vacuum but hate all the maintenance you have to keep up with, then you can consider this Kenmore Intuition bagged vacuum which requires less maintenance work.
  • AllergenSeal™ Technology
    In addition to the No Touch Bag Disposal Technology, these vacuums have Triple filtration including HEPA filter to trap allergens and 99.97% of dust particles (down to 0.3 microns), this makes the Kenmore Intuition a good vacuum for allergy and asthma sufferers.
  • Lift-Up Technology
    This is similar to Shark Lift Away feature, you can lift away the canister part to tackle stair cleaning and above floor cleaning such as ceiling fan cleaning. This makes it versatile.
  • Detachable Handle and Wand
    The removable handle and wand also make it more versatile for tackling different cleaning jobs and extend the reach.
  • Bag Fill Level Indicator
    This indicator located on the top of the canister tells you when the bag is full and needs replacing.
  • Swivel Steering
    The cleaner head swivels for better maneuverability.
  • Lightweight
    Weigh less than under 14 lbs, light as an upright vacuum. The lift up canister weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Powerflow™ Technology
    Filling and compacting simultaneously, allows the bag to hold more, and maintain suction power.
  • Headlight
    The lights on the nozzle illuminates dark spots and reveals hidden messes for a thorough clean.
  • Brush On/Off
    There is a Brushroll On/Off control located on the top of the canister to let you turn on for cleaning carpeted surfaces or off for hard floor cleaning.
  • Suction Control
    There is a suction control valve on the handle that allows you to open to reduce suction when less suction power is needed.

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