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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: $500.00
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Specifications & Dimensions

Color and Styling:
Color Coordinated Control Panel: Yes
Color Family: Black
Handle Color: Black
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
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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27 Reviewers (68.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise12 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!!!
Criticism13 found this helpful
Nov 14 , 2013
Don't waste the money
I thought I would like this dishwasher. I like the sant wash cycle. Within 2 weeks of owning it a year a metal clamp broke for the water tubing and the pump motor assembly had to be replace. It took a week to get the part ordered and another 5 days to have it installed. I immediately signed up for the Protection agreement for 3 years since the repairman said they have had multiple issues with this dishwasher. I can't afford to replace it ($700) compared to $125 for 3-year service agreement.


Westminster, MD

Apr 7 , 2014
Very quiet

It is very quiet and washes the dishes well.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bethel, VT

Apr 6 , 2014
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Not a good buy!

I really expected more from a Kenmore! This is a very cheaply made appliance that does not clean very well at all! I have always purchased Kenmore and had great luck with them so when I saw this Elite model on sale I was excited, more the fool me, this machine is something that I would expect to cost somewhere in the $300 range NOT the $700-1100 range that I paid! I put a few lightly soiled stove top pieces in it and it did NOT clean them at all! This machine is also hard to install because they want you to have to buy a couple different installation kits from them! Don't buy this machine.

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Apr 4 , 2014
Don't buy !!!

It's quiet and it does clean very well, the look is neat.But that's about it. We bought it in december 2010, got it replace the following spring and broke again last week... The control panel is not up to the task, once in a while you have to close the circuit breaker to rest it... The door twist too much when you open or close it. Had water leaking on the floor few times...had to put silicon near the hinges...The plastic used in the inside get dry and brake. ( wheels of both draw will go and the cutlery basket will need some tyrap !...) When you move the lower draw with some load, it's jumping out of it's tracks. Stay away !

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Rochester, NY

Apr 1 , 2014
Great Dishwasher

Purchased this dishwasher to replace an older Maytag. This dishwasher is very quiet compared to our old one. I used to have to turn up the TV volume if the dishwasher was running. Am using dishwasher soap packs and finishing rinse (recommended for new models). Dishes are clean & shining when done. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Stoystown, PA

Mar 29 , 2014
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Kenmore 24" elite dishwasher

Only have had it 2 weeks but so far we love it. Very quiet machine.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Spring Hill, FL

Mar 23 , 2014
Love my Dishwasher

I am in love with this dishwasher. It is the quietest one I have ever had. We are actually remodeling our kitchen and purchased a whole Kenmore appliance package. And I am totally in love with all the appliances. The dishwasher works great and cleans everything. I also love that the dishes, pots and pans are dried. My old GE didn't dry the cups and glasses very good. Had to wipe everything dry which too a lot of time. I am very satisfied with this dishwasher.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 20 , 2014

We purchased this dishwasher in September of 2011. I'll agree that it's quiet and does a fine job of cleaning the dishes. First let me say it's only me and my husband in the house so there are no children around to tamper with it. We only run it about once a week and at first it worked okay, BUT then we started having problems with the control panel. At first it was just a minor inconvenience in that the lock button didn't always set. But it's progressively gotten worse. Even though we turn the lock feature on, buttons would light up and the machine would start running and the "cancel" button doesn't work. We'd open the door, leave it open for a while and close it and it would again start running. The past couple weeks we've had to flip the switch on the circuit breaker about once a day to correct the problem. I feel like this is a tempermental creature that I have to tiptoe around. I have to be careful every time I close the door so that I avoid touching any buttons and this model doesn't leave much room for that since the buttoms run practically from the far left side to the far right side. We have actually discussed dumping this one and shopping for another one - and not one with electronic buttons. DON'T BUY THIS MODEL.

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Round Rock, TX

Feb 11 , 2014
Great dishwasher - would highly recommend

I never take time to write reviews...I'm a busy mom. But I absolutely LOVE my Kenmore Elite dishwasher. Had it about 2 years (black front) and no problems. The Sears guy who installed it was awesome. The dishwasher is quiet and (most importantly) gets my dishes clean. I've used Quantum detergent and the Seventh Generation detergent, and get great results with both. Now, I do wipe off food into a trash can before placing in the dishwasher and wipe off dishes/cooking dishes before food dries on them in large chunks. But I do no pre-washing, and the dishes still come out clean. The manual says that the dishwasher uses only 4 gallons of water, which I love given the drought here in Texas. I almost bought a Bosch dishwasher. However, I took some of our actual dishes with me to the Sears store when looking at the dishwashers. The prongs on Bosch are too tight and close together that I would have to skip a row in order to get them to fit. That would defeat any energy/water savings. The Kenmore, on the other hand, had nice roomy prongs that were large enough to fit dishes but still tight enough to pack the dishwasher thoroughly. I love my dishwasher. Thanks, Sears!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 7 , 2014
A quiet dishwasher

Looks great, cleans great and very quiet. Installed the next day by a terrific installer

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 30 , 2014
Excellent Dishwasher

Did extensive research and sought specific features.Great sale sealed the deal.Dishwasher installed easily,amazing results cleaning and @ 48db sound level it"s hard to tell if it"s even on.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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