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

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Reg Price: $1149.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

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
Capacity:
Interior Size: Tall
Performance:
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
Durability:
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
Certifications:
ADA Compliant: No
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes

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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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53 Reviewers (65.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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chuckgcs
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.
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Alexander15
Jun 14 , 2014
Disappointing
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.
 

Pooh

Las Vegas, NV

Dec 8 , 2014
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Great! We are loving how quiet it is!

The feature of using only the top rack, is wonderful. All dishes and glasses are looking fantastic!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kri215

Airway Heights, WA

Nov 25 , 2014
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Dishwasher

Works great, very quiet. Cleans dishes well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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hodja_cat

Bloomington, IN

Nov 19 , 2014
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Leaks and food removal problems

Even after following the instructions and troubleshooting options in the manual, the dishwasher has started leaking water from the lower right corner after six months of use, plus dishes occasionally come out with gray streaks on them. On top of that, I'm having problems figuring out how to make a claim under Sears' 3-year protection plan. The dishwasher looks very nice and is extremely quiet, however, so if I could just figure out how to get Sears to come out and fix it, I'd be happy.


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12262013

Hanover, PA

Nov 3 , 2014
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ultra wash

I bought model 66513269k114 12/26/2013 I LOVE IT!.................................. this one is very quite,cleans my dishes very well .............


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Oct 27 , 2014
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Great Dishwasher

Large capacity with adjustable top rack. Cleans great, just put the dishes in and don't worry about stuck on food like cheese and egg. Very quiet and looks great with a sleek clean design.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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flyingsquirl

Lancaster, OH

Oct 27 , 2014
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****** dishwasher....

quiet,smooth,elite.The best is the best.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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JudyGD

Takoma Park, MD

Oct 25 , 2014
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Great at washing dishes, but control panel problems

This did a great job washing dishes while it worked. Quiet too. Then one night it wouldn't stop washing dishes. Eight hours and it was still running. Had the control panel replaced (a week for an appointment, and another week waiting for the part). Worked well for another month, then absolutely dead. Control panel replaced again (again, a week for appointment, a week waiting for the part). And again... Thankfully, Sears is replacing this unit. It was such a great washer, I wish it hadn't had this problem.


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Oct 23 , 2014
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Quiet but poor job of cleaning

We replaced a 15 year old Kenmore dishwasher and were so excited to be getting a new one. It is nice and quiet but that is the only thing that is better. We regularly have to re wash dishes (and we do a lot of dishes so this is very inconvenient), the dishes feel strange when they come out and the cycle is very long. It cleans somewhat better if we use a longer or hotter cycle but since this dishwasher runs for 2.5-3 hours anyways I try not to have to use a longer cycle. I would no buy this dishwasher again. Very disappointed.


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Mariemalley

Tomkins Cove, NY

Oct 23 , 2014
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Repair, Repair, Repair, Repair

I purchased this item 1.5 years ago, this week was my fourth repair. The man left because he didn't have a part. But, before leaving he put in a new motor. He said he had to get a new wiring system and then would be back. The last three repairs were replacing the panel board (computer), fixing a plug, and adjusting something within the wiringing. They have almost completely rebuilt this machine. The only good thing about it is that is it quiet. I have been on the phone with sears asking for a replacement but they have a policy that has to have 4 repairs within a period of time. My question is this, why should I have to have repairs at all. This was not cheap item, and I bought the maintenance agreement. Pretty soon, I will have paid for half of the unit with the maintenance agreements renewal and it still doesn't work. I also purchased a stove and microwave. They too have had repairs. I never purchased Sears items before this last purchase, and I never will purchase again. Buyer beware. I have had dishwashers before, must less costing, and never had a problem with any of them. I never put bad comments in reviews either, but this has to be said and I hope you think about purchasing this item after reading this review.


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Trcka

Richardson, TX

Oct 18 , 2014
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Replacement needed as my eleven year old Maytag developed a problem.

I was looking for a top of the line replacement dishwasher for my defective unit. Did a lot of shopping at all the big box stores and looked at a lot of units. The unit I purchased at Sears was just exactly what I was looking for and at the right price. I picked up the dishwasher in my truck did the installation myself. It was an easy job with plenty of instructions in the manuals that were provided. I also purchased the 3 year extended service contract, as being 81 years old, didn't want the hassle of chasing down parts and repair work in the future.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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