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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
Savings: $342.50
Reg Price: $1149.99
Savings: $342.50
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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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67 Reviewers (66.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise22 found this helpful
Oct 7 , 2014
18 months and still pleased
At about 18 months we have experienced no problems; ours is still working fine, and quiet. Our only complaint is that it's too quiet, we have to look at the control panel to know that it is still running. Did I mention that it is very quiet. We use detergent pods/packets, the kind that small children mistake for candy, and are very pleased with how clean the dishes come out. Here are a few more details: ** The heated dry option works ok, but as with most models the coffee mugs retain enough water that they need to be dried by hand. We usually just partially open the door at the end when the process is completed and go to bed. By morning even the cups are dry. ** One of the reasons that we choose this unit was the racks. I discovered from reading numerous user comments, and then my own observations, many other brands, like Bosch, have the tines spaced too close for U.S. dishes, but the racks in this model are great. In fact, my wife is still talking about how this machine holds about 50% more than our previous one so it takes us longer to accumulate a "full" load. ** Because of the water recycle feature, it uses very little water compared with our previous machine, and because my wife rinses the dishes before adding them to the load, the cleanable water strainer-filter has not actually needed cleaning the several times that we checked it. ** We prefer the front panel controls, even more so after realizing that the top-of-door controls and indicators of the hidden-control models are actually hidden under the edge of the countertop while the units are operating. ** Our previous Maytag dishwasher had a manual dial cycle selecting timer control, and only 4 pushbuttons for options. It was still working great after 15 years, but the racks were rusting badly and the cost of replacement racks was nearly the price of a complete dishwasher. After investing a huge amount of time researching the ridiculous assortment of available models, this one came very close to meeting all of our criteria, and did not have the common pattern of negative reviews. At the 1.5 year mark we are still pleased with our choice.
Criticism22 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.


Wayne, MI

Mar 2 , 2015
still wet inside

It does a good job of washing pots/pans and all dishes that you can put in it, but when you try to dry them it still leaves them a little wet, with water in the bottom of the washer.

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Clinton, WA

Feb 12 , 2015
CLEAN dishes!

We've had this installed for about a week and a half. We do a lot of dishes so this has been utilized quite a bit already. It really gets the dishes clean and it's quiet. There are a lot of choices for cycles and I like that. But I usually just use the one hour cycle to save time and energy, otherwise the cycles are long. No matter, it really does what it is supposed to do and does it well. It is the quietest dishwasher we have ever had. Someone mentioned that it was easy to accidentally turn it on. The buttons are sensitive but I don't close it completely and so then the buttons cant accidentally be turned on. There are four blue lights on the front that go on during wash and when it is done, a green light comes on. The stainless is easily wiped down with a microfiber cloth and it looks very nice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Columbus, GA

Jan 26 , 2015
Excellent and simplicity

I am so far extremely happy, my fingers are crossed hoping for continued excellence.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Livonia, MI

Jan 20 , 2015
So quiet

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Penland, NC

Jan 20 , 2015
Money Pit

I purched a Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash Dishwasher three yrs ago. It stopped working in September 2014. I called my local sears store for a repair man. They dont have one. But gave me a number I could call for service. It is now January 2015 !!!! I have replaced- control board ( twice) due to a lose clamp on drain pump which shorted out motor. I found that out by purching a motor and finding out water was being sprayed on another motor. I have spent 700.00 for labor and parts. Im now trying to contact Kenmore. This dishwasher was a total money pit... Dont buy it

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Akron, NY

Jan 17 , 2015
Great dishwasher

I like that it has a smart wash, sanitize and a quick wash.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Clinton Township, MI

Jan 16 , 2015
Love my new dishwasher. However, would never use their install men.

This dishwasher I really like. it cleans really good and dishes come out so clear.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rockport, TX

Jan 14 , 2015
Avoid !

We have owned this dishwasher for exactly 3 years. After installing it in our brand new home, it flooded the walls around it and needed extensive clean up and repair. It was still under warranty so it was fixed. The pump has gone out on it twice since then, at $65 a pop, just for the part, that does not include the labor to install. The dishwasher will not drain once again, and so we are now wondering do we keep replacing parts, or buy something different and hope for the best? We don't misuse or overuse the dishwasher, it should have held up a lot better than it has. We have had old dishwashers in previous homes that were louder, but lasted for years. Such is not the case here. The racks in this dishwasher are cheap and snap and break easily. The rollers often roll right off the track. You have to handle this appliance like it's made of glass, or something is going to snap. This dishwasher was expensive and disappointing. Read reviews and buy something other than this brand.

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San Diego, CA

Jan 12 , 2015
Quiet Dishwasher

I am so surprised at how quiet this dishwasher functions. I keep it running my dishes at night and it washes my dishes and heat dry it efficiently. One of the best purchases of the year !!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Cupertino, CA

Jan 9 , 2015
Dishwasher which you can use half of it

This is a good design. If you have very little things to wash, the machine allows you to use only its upper half which saves water and power.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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