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

  Item#  02212779000 | Model#  12779

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Reg Price: $1249.99
Savings: $200.00
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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
Panel Dimensions: 29.906 in. L x 23.625 in. W
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: Yes
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): 45
General Features:
Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
Control Location: Top Edge of Door
Control Panel Lockout: Yes
Cycle Countdown: No
Cycle Status Lights: Yes
Delay Wash: Yes
Door Style: Fully integrated
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: 6
Pot & Pan Cycle: Yes
Pre Soak Cycle: No
Quick Wash: Yes
Special Cycles:
China, Gentle Wash: Yes
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: Yes
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
ADA Compliant: No
ENERGY STAR Compliant: Yes


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Product Description

Kenmore 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Clean Better at Sears

This Kenmore 24" built-In dishwasher 1277 is equipped with a pressurized spray nozzle that aggressively yet gently tackles grease and stains. The energy-efficient UltraWash HE Wash System uses water effectively, and the SmartWash HE cycle gives you more control without wasting a drop. During the wash cycle, the UltraWash HE Filter traps food particles to guarantee optimal performance. The rinse aid dispenser ensures reduced streaks and spots. This Kenmore dishwasher features an attractive stainless steel tub for improved drying that makes your glasses and dishes sparkling clean.

  • 45 dBA + 360° PowerWash Technology (CU rated # 6) 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


Overall, others give this:

151 Reviews Write a review
107 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise73 found this helpful
Apr 17 , 2013
fantastic dishwasher
I've had this dishwasher for a month. It is a new model, released on Feb 23rd. The other reviewer who gave it one star claiming they've owned it for over a year has got other issues besides a bad dishwasher. Previously I owned another Kenmore Elite for 13 years, and it started acting flakey, so after trying a couple low cost fixes (thermal fuse) that briefly worked, I decided it was time for a new one. A lot has improved in 13 years. I picked this one up and installed it myself. (Don't forget the dishwasher install kit with the 3/4" garden hose to 3/8" comp. drain fitting...) It's is super quiet. I have to put my ear up to it when it is running to listen. It's louder when draining but still very quiet. Lots of room for dirty dishes. The clean styling and hidden controls are nice. The front status light is blue when running, red when drying, and green when finished. With the modern HE dishwashers, cycle times are much longer and rinse aide for proper drying is mandatory.
Criticism30 found this helpful
Apr 28 , 2013
Underbuilt and overpriced
This dishwasher seems to wash well, is quiet and it looks good but has poor interior build quality. The tub is stainless steel. Almost everything else on the interior is plastic. Most concerning is the fact that structural support for the top rack relies on plastic parts. When the top rack is out and loaded with heavy dishes, it has a tilt that makes it appear to be on the verge of collapse. If the dishwasher is closed by pulling off center on the door, the entire tub flexes. This does not inspire confidence. Adequate drying requires the use of rinse aid. This appears to be a "feature" of most new dishwashers. Seems like a step back. Other dishwashers I've used completely dry without rinse aid. Even with rinse aid, substantial puddles of water are usually left in this dishwasher after a cycle. Some of the puddles are trapped by poorly designed parts that prevent the water from ever draining in certain areas.


Phoenixville, PA

Sep 18 , 2014
Elite Dishwasher

Absolutely love this dishwasher. It cleans great, gets off burned on food and is soooo quiet you don't even know it's running.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 16 , 2014
A needed purchase.

Runs quietly and smart looking. cleaning is good on all dishes. panel is distinct and function nicely even for beginners . I am 75years old and I found it easy to process. Placing the dishes into the machine was great too with the chart helping the placing for 12 settings. However the pots and pans was a small challenge in there placing to gain advantage of the space left.. Forks, knives, spoons excellent set up for washing clean. Soak tray was easy to follow through. For a small moment the small box for liquid could not be easily found and opened. Thus far enjoying the new dishwasher because is a time saving machine. ( I may add I run everything around the house/this a husband chore).

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Ft Mitchell, KY

Sep 15 , 2014
Wonderful dishwasher!

I have had this dishwasher for a few weeks and so far it does a great job! It's very quiet and all of the dishes are coming out spotless. I left dried chili bowls and a plastic container with dried salad dressing for a few days and they still came out sparkling clean. The bisque color blends beautifully with my off white cabinets giving a streamlined look. Please continue making the bisque color.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Billings, MT

Sep 12 , 2014
Good Dishwasher!

We replaced our dishwasher 2 years ago during a remodel with a cheap model and were not happy. We exchanged it for the Sears Kenmore Dishwasher during the Labor Day sale. We are very happy with our choice, it cleans better than the last one and the racks are high quality!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Helotes, TX

Sep 9 , 2014
Huge disappointment in the Kenmore Elite dishwasher

I had this expensive machine in my home for 6 days when I called and told Sears to come and get it. I did not want it in my house at all. It replaced a top-of-the line approximately fifteen-year-old Kenmore dishwasher. The reason I bought a new Kenmore is because I have used Kenmore appliances exclusively for over 50 years. My old one still washed clean, left glass ware shining, and the longest cycle on it was 96 minutes. I NEVER used as "rinse aid". I have been in this house for 32 years -- still the same water. The only thing wrong with the old dishwasher was the door to the detergent dispenser was broken, so I just put two pellets in it, which worked OK. Wish I had it back! When the new Kenmore Elite installation man left, he said he had put it on a "short cycle" to be sure it was OK. The machine was still running -- running for the next couple of hours. I thought something was wrong with it. I opened it to see what "stage" it was in; however, that was not very helpful. I finally cancelled the cycle since there were no dishes in it. I then read the manual and discovered it was SUPPOSED to run up to four hours or more on some cycles. During the six days before I called to return it, I ran the machine three times -- one on the regular cycle (180 minutes in the manual). Again on the "one hour" cycle which took one hour and 31 minutes. The last time on the pots-and-pans cycle with high-heat dry option, which took three hours and 41 minutes. On each one of these runs, the lightly-soiled, light loads came out wet and spotted. The silverware basket and the silverware actually dripped water even after leaving it in the machine for an additional day. The dishes were not real clean after any of the tries. Also, the inside of the door was ALWAYS wet after the initial run. After the removal of the machine, I now have a leak under my sink that I did not have before. Sears picked up the machine on a Tuesday after I called the preceding Thursday. I went to the store and got credit on my Sears card. The $100 installation fee I just lost. I have no complaints against any Sears personnel. The were all very nice. This product, however, has pretty well destroyed my confidence in Kenmore. I now have NO dishwasher and am going to try another brand -- not made by Whirlpool.

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Chesapeake, VA

Sep 5 , 2014
Awesome Dishwasher

We purchased this awesome dishwasher to help showcase the rest of our appliances purchased from Sears . This will help modernize our new kitchen!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 4 , 2014

Supper Quite, smooth, fast, did a great job the very first time I used it. this unit is so quite you don't even know it is running. I had to put my ear against the door to hear it running. Easy loading and unloading too!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Bartlesville, OK

Sep 2 , 2014

DO not buy this!! It will just add to your trash collection! The dishes do not come out clean! Wish I could return it!

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Grapevine, TX

Aug 27 , 2014
Extremely Pleased

Excellent dishwasher. It is quiet and does a great job. It is a little difficult to keep the front clean.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 25 , 2014
Great Dishwasher

It is a very quite dishwasher. Salesman was very helpful.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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