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Kenmore Elite  24'' Built-In Dishwasher - Black  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02212769000 | Model#  12769

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Reg Price: $1149.99
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Reg Price: $1149.99
Savings: $250.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Cutout Dimensions: 24 W x 34 H x 24 D
Depth with Door Closed (in.): 24.874
Depth with Door Open (in.): 49
Item Weight (lbs.): 88
Maximum Height (in.): 35
Minimum Height (in.): 33.5
Number of Place Settings: 12
Width (in.): 24
Shipping Depth (in.): 26.5
Shipping Height (in.): 35.5
Shipping Width (in.): 24.25
Color and Styling:
Color Coordinated Control Panel: Black
Color Family: Black
Handle Color: Black
Product Overview:
Installable Under Sink: No
Fill Hose Included: No
Interior Size: Tall
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ (Electric Water Heater): 28
Annual Operating Cost, Estimated $ (Gas Water Heater): 22
Control Type: Electronic
Minimum Circuit Breaker: 15 amps
Sound Level (Decibels): 48
General Features:
Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
Control Location: Front Panel
Control Panel Lockout: Yes
Cycle Countdown: No
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
Door Style: Flat
Drain Hose Included: Yes
Filter Cleaning: Manual-clean filter
Food Disposal: No
General Warranty: 2 year limited
Glass Trap: No
Power Cord Included: No
Sensor Washing: Yes
Wash Tower: No Glossary
Water Filtration: Yes
Convenience Features:
Detergent Dispenser: Yes
Multiple Door Positions: Yes
Quiet Package: Yes
Start Button Memory: Yes Glossary
Rack Material: Nylon
Tub Material: Stainless steel
Standard Cycles:
Cancel & Drain: Yes
Heavy Duty Cycle: No
High Temp Wash: Yes
Light Wash: No
Normal Wash Cycle: Yes
Number of Automatic Cycles: 5
Pot & Pan Cycle: Yes
Pre Soak Cycle: No
Quick Wash: Yes
Special Cycles:
China, Gentle Wash: No
Glassware Cycle: No
Lower Rack Wash Only: No
NSF Certified Rinse: Yes
Plastic Item Cycle: No
Plate Warmer Cycle: No
Drying Options:
Heated Dry: Yes
Unheated Air Dry: No
Number of Drying Options: 1
Upper Rack Features:
Adjustable Upper Rack: Yes
Removable Upper Rack: Yes
Silverware Basket Upper Rack: No
Small Item Holder: No
Upper Rack Fold Down Tines: Yes
Upper Rack No Flip Clips: Yes
Upper Rack Wash Only: Yes
Lower Rack Features:
Cutlery Holder: No
Lower Rack Fold Down Tines: Yes
Lower Rack No Flip Clips: No
Removable Lower Rack: Yes
Silverware Basket Lower Rack: Yes
Silverware Basket Splittable: Yes
Silverware Basket w/Covers: Yes
Stemware Holder: Yes
Third Rack: No
Wash Rinse Options:
High Temp Rinse: Yes
Quick Rinse: Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser: Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser Indicator: Yes
Sanitary Rinse: Yes
ADA Compliant: No
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes


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Product Description

Kenmore Elite 24" Built-In Dishwasher - For Your Messiest Dishes

The Kenmore Elite 24" Built-In Dishwasher 1276 features PowerWash technology to clean your messiest dishes. Using a spiral spray pattern rather than the more common circular pattern, this dishwasher will make your dishes sparkle. Several rotating spray jets make up the TurboZone, a new generation of dish-washing technology that gives you double the coverage of any other 24" built-in dishwasher. This powerful washing cycle won't interrupt your daily life, though, as its 48 decibels are quiet enough for you to carry on a conversation without having to raise your voice. With this Kenmore dishwasher, doing the dishes will seem like magic.

  • 360° PowerWash Technology uses an innovative spray arm to reach deep into corners and blast dishes clean from all angles, to quickly erase grease, food and leftover soap.
  • TurboZone® with Rotating Spray Jets uses 6 pressurized spray nozzles to blast through tough, stuck-on residue and foods like lipstick, oatmeal, cheese and baked-on egg.
  • The Sanitizing Rinse Cycle is NSF-certified to remove 99.99% of bacteria left on dishes, pots, pans and utensils, for a healthier kitchen and dishes clean enough to eat off of.
  • Powerful cleaning and energy savings in one, UltraClean blasts the toughest dirt and baked-on messes loose, while using less resources and energy than other heavy duty cycles.
  • The SmartWash™ HE Cycle automatically adjusts water and energy use to the load size and degree of cleaning needed, helping save valuable resources.
  • The UltraWash® HE Filter traps food particles and keeps them from re-entering the dishwasher, so water is cleaner and dishes shine bright.
  • Featuring rapid cleaning power, the 1-Hour Wash Cycle speeds your dishes, silverware and stemware back into service.

Added on March 21, 2013


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48 Reviewers (68.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise17 found this helpful
Jul 14 , 2013
The BEST dishwasher we have EVER owned!
We bought this dishwasher to replace a Kenmore dishwasher that was here when we bought the house.Sears was having a massive deal on this one... and being we have an open concept house, the extra quiet running of this machine was welcomed.Well,once we got it installed we can't imagine having any other dishwasher!It cleans 3 day old stuck oatmeal and a VERY packed dishwasher w/ ease..TYou don't rinse your dishes w/ this one.. just make sure your chunks and obvious stuff is off your plates and let the SMART WASH do it's thing...It trully works and adjusts the time and cleaning depending how dirty your dishes are... AND IT ACTUALY WORKS!!! Everything comes out spotless.You can barely tell it's running.. and after having this unit for 1 1/2 years..I have absolutely NO regrets and ALL praise for this machine. It has trully exceeded what we thought it would be. The other review about chalky residue w/ this dishwasher should take note... ALL these new super efficent machines DO need experimenting w/ the detergent you use..It ALSO GREATLY depends on your water quality..The brand we used for years just didn't work well w/ this machine.. we switched to Finish... and POW.. issue solved... so..don't blame the machine... you just can't use the same ole same ole in the newer machines and your water quality WILL change how different detergents work.... So if you are looking for a simple QUIET machine that cleans above and beyond....Spend the extra and become VERY happy..even my husband doesn;t want to let this machine go when we move to the new house : )...we are going to get one installed before moving in : )HIGHLY recommended!!!
Criticism20 found this helpful
Jun 14 , 2014
Make sure you bring your dishes when you buy this one. We use nice large plates and although they fit in out old Bosch, they are too big for this model. You have to place them outside of range of he upper spray propeller, which is annoying and limits the amount of dishes you can put in. If a large plate sits in front of the soap container, it will not open and you will wash without soap. Also the cycle takes WAY too long. On normal wash you get to wait 2.5 hours for your dishes, which at times still are stained. All in all, for a $1.000 model I am disappointed and I wish I would have bought a Bosch.


Cheyenne, WY

Sep 10 , 2014
4 years and have to replace

We bought this dishwasher only three years ago. There are only two of us in our home, so we use it just a few times a week. Only used the turbo zone 3 times. Had to replace the pump a year ago. Now the motor and circuit board are out. We are trashing the fancy machine and bought something more simple.

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Lake Geneva, WI

Sep 10 , 2014
Great Dishwasher

Cleans dishes well and is an overall a great product. They only downfall is that the sensor buttons are easy to hit whiel working by the dishwasher, you have to remeber to use the keypad lock feature.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Huntsville, AL

Sep 9 , 2014

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Burnsville, MN

Sep 8 , 2014
Not really impressed

I've had this dishwasher for several months now and if I had to do it over again, I'd purchase a different one. First, this dishwasher is very quiet and a much appreciated change from my old 80's-vintage jet engine of a dishwasher. You can hardly hear the water spraying from 10' away and my open kitchen no longer means the TV volume must be cranked while washing dishes. However, like most new high-efficiency dishwashers, this one takes forever to go thru the wash cycle. The normal wash will last about 2 hours during which it's routinely adding and dispensing water, which does get to be a slightly annoying sound if you're nearby. The water jets don't seem to be nearly as powerful as my old dishwasher, as after 2 hours there can still be crusty leftovers on silverware and some dishes. I'm routinely hand washing a few items after this dishwasher failed to clean them...a problem I never had with my old one. This model is routinely on sale and it definitely is not worth the full MSRP, on sale it's a marginal value at best.

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Gettysburg, PA

Sep 4 , 2014

So far, this dishwasher has been great. Very quiet during operation. Lots of options for cycles. Performs very well. Wish it came with a few more 'holders' for the stemware....two is just not enough! Will try to buy extras. Otherwise, quite pleased!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Downers Grove, IL

Aug 28 , 2014
Good Dishwasher, one minor flaw.

We purchased this dishwasher about 1 1/2 months ago and after a very bad experience with the purchase, we are fairly pleased with the unit. It is one of the quietest units we have ever found. I am disappointed with how long these new dishwashers have to run in order to get the dishes clean. Their selling feature is that the unit only uses 7.7 gal of water but it takes over 2 hrs to do the wash. My old unit took about 1 1/2 hrs to complete. I know it only takes 4.0-7.7 gals of water (I suppose that isn't very much water) but I wonder how much more electricity the unit uses than my old unit. I always use the heated dry feature. The dishes, glasses and plastic bowls that have edges where water gathers, do not dry and must be put on the side to dry or we have to dry them ourselves. I am not an engineer but they knew that most dishwashers including this model, did not dry everything properly. I would have thought they could have put a small fan into the machine to help dry the dishes.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 27 , 2014

very good and quiet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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O Fallon, MO

Aug 25 , 2014
Good in the beginning, but ONLY for a few months!

The Kenmore Elite dishwasher was wonderful the first few times we used it. Then the wiring started giving us trouble and hasn't stopped. My husband constantly has to get under it and fix the wiring so it will start. There is food left on the dishes and glasses, even though we clean the filters regularly. Sometimes the control panel will beep constantly and not respond to buttons being pushed. Sometimes the control panel will just blink when we try to start it. Sometimes it just won't respond at all. Sometimes the dishwasher just stops in the middle of a cycle and won't start up again. We are sorry we bought it!

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Lebanon, OH

Aug 19 , 2014
One majorly infuriating design flaw

If you happen to barely brush the control pad with your leg, the CANCEL button is activated, whether the dishwasher is off or (and this is the infuriating part) ***ON*** !! It immediately goes into 'Cancel' mode, drains and shuts down. The silly part is: in order to turn it ON, you often have to press START twice; in order to lock the control panel, you have to PRESS & HOLD the lock button. But the CANCEL feature is stupidly easy to inadvertently activate and is impossible to reverse. Many other dishwashers require depressing 2 buttons simultaneously or press-and-hold in order to cancel. This one only requires that you casually brush by it. It cleans well and is exceptionally quiet but this poorly engineered/designed "feature" is a deal breaker for me.

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West Fargo, ND

Aug 14 , 2014

This dishwasher is so quiet, when you run it you will have to check to make sure it's running because it's so quiet. The different levels of clean are awesome! I would recommend this to anyone! It's awesome!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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