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

  Item#  02212762000 | Model#  12762

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Reg Price: $1149.99
Savings: $300.00
Reg Price: $1149.99
Savings: $300.00
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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: White
Color Family: White
Handle Color: White
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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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.


Haverhill, MA

Feb 2 , 2015
Quiet dishwasher

We bought this dishwasher model several years ago for our MA home. We loved it so much that we bought the same model last week for our FL home. It's so quiet and the newer model has even better features than the prior one!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 23 , 2015
Major disappointment, must have long extended warranty

Purchased this model (they change it every year) a over two years ago. Had 4 service calls. They replaced wire harness, pump assemply, main control board (twice), buttons and something else. All in about 8 months. Upon request, they gave me a new unit because they really did not know what the problem was. Very nice, so Service gets 5 stars. Slightly different model (because they change every year). So any spare parts from earlier unit were worthless. New unit lasted 1 year and 4 months. Intermittent at first, finally could not finish a cycle. Diagnostics did not work. Error code was wrong or non-existant. No extended warranty because my much earlier Kenmore Elite lasted 10 years. Service said give us $200 and we will repair and warrant the unit for 1 year. Good deal, so I said yes. A month later, the part they think they needed was still backordered. So the new warranty i purchased will give me $500 toward the purchase of a new unit. So I paid $750 on sale for the orignial unit. They replaced the unit once. Then I paid $200 for warranty/repair. They give me $500. So I paid $450 for two years of use. Loved how quite it was. Washed the dishes OK. But an applicance should cost less than $100 per year to own not $250 per year.

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Buffalo, NY

Dec 22 , 2014
Kenmore is Best!!!!

Just received this Dishwasher.Installation is Straight Forward,Cleans Dishes Very Well And is Quiet Not the quietest i heard But Hey appliances Make Noises!!! The Only reason I don't give 5 stars Is because The Led status Lights Are blinding If you stare at them But who stares At the dishwasher When washing!!! Great Product i love Kenmore Appliances And will Keep buying them till I Die!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bloomington, IN

Nov 19 , 2014
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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Oct 23 , 2014
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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Holdingford, MN

Sep 23 , 2014

Delivery and install went well. I had to special order the color I wanted and it came in quickly. Love the dishwasher, runs quiet dishes came out very clean and dry no water spots.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 22 , 2014
Seriously disappointed

From the get-go we've had issues with this dishwasher, including the delivery (we were told a date/time when it would be delivered, then we'd get a call saying it wasn't in the shipment...this happened three times, and each time we uninstalled our old dishwasher and then had to reinstall it). We've had it for about six months and we're kicking ourselves because we didn't return it when we had the chance. It doesn't dry the dishes (in fact, the entire inside of the machine and the dishes are wet and/or have a humid "film" on them, and oftentimes it doesn't even clean them, leaving a residue and sometimes a funny smell, or a smell of detergent. The racks are chintzy (the bottom rack often derails), the control panel is very sensitive and sometimes just brushing up against it turns it on (if it's off) or cancels the cycle (if it's on). This is the first time we've had such a negative experience with Sears/Kenmore. It appears from the other reviews that our experience is not unusual, although there are also plenty of excellent reviews. Maybe there was a bad "batch" made?

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Ithaca, NY

Sep 18 , 2014
Really quiet

It cleaned a dirty casserole dish as it said it would. It is sooooo quiet. The gadgets inside that hold lids and the top rack moves up and down are wonderful for when I have my good dishes or stemware in there. I did wake up to a bad smell from the dishwasher this morning but Ii am hoping it is just a fluke.

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Appleton, WI

Sep 18 , 2014
Dishwasher was a lemon!

Pure and simple - it did not work.

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Novato, CA

Sep 15 , 2014

I've had this dishwasher for a little over 3 months. I've had problems since the day I bought it - (1) it doesn't clean the dishes thoroughly (leaves residue) and that's with rinsing/lightly washing before hand, (2) runs for almost 4 hrs on the "normal" cycle, and (3) consistently leaves the soap/residue in the door container (even though I always clean the screen trap which was recommended the first time this happened a month in to the purchase). I really thought it would get better over time, but it hasn't so I am going to try and return it. I'm really shocked since this has such good ratings. On the plus side it's super quiet - ? Please beware!

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