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

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Reg Price: $1379.99
Savings: $470.50
$909.49
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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: Yes
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): 43
General Features:
Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
Control Location: Top Edge of Door
Control Panel Lockout: Yes
Cycle Countdown: No
Cycle Status Lights: No
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
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: 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: No
Upper Rack Fold Down Tines: Yes
Upper Rack No Flip Clips: No
Upper Rack Wash Only: Yes
Lower Rack Features:
Cutlery Holder: Yes
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 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Clean Better at Sears

This Kenmore 24" built-In dishwasher 1278 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.

  • 43 dBA +360° PowerWash Technology + Smart Dry (CU Rated #4) 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:

91 Reviews Write a review
68 Reviewers (75.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise91 found this helpful
KateInSmithfield
Mar 11 , 2013
Silent, Stylish, and Spacious
This dishwasher exceeds my expectations. Last night I placed my entire crock pot into the upper shelf and was able to close it easily. Everything sparkles when it comes out. I am glad I paid a little extra for the 43 dba level of quietness. There is just one thing, though. I like all the digital lights on my appliances to be the same color and I like the Kenmore Elite "pleasing blue"; however, when the dishwasher finishes its cycle, the display goes to "garish green". Honestly, Kenmore, I can use a blue light to figure out when the cycle is complete, just as easily as I can with a green light. Overall, I love it!!
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BuckeyeAl
Feb 21 , 2014
Serious flood risk to your home.
After using the machine for 14 months we woke up one morning to find our kitchen flooded and water soaking the carpet in the basement under the dishwasher. Turns out there was nothing securing the pump to the frame. The pump was 'secured' by using two measly clamps to attach the pump to the hose. One of the clamps popped off and water went everywhere. Water compromised virtually every electrical component. Sears has replaced some of the parts and others are on back order. No use of D/W for 2 weeks at least. Getting billed labor too. So upset with sears and they have not offered much for their product failure. SOOOOOO upset with sears.
 

Buick123

Maryville, MO

Jul 9 , 2014
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Overall
Nice

This dishwasher not only cleans dishes well, it is extremely quiet.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Fishboy1

Farmington, MI

Jun 25 , 2014
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Great Machine!

Even though we have only had this dishwasher for 2 weeks, my wife loves the performance and the quietness. We previously had a Whirlpool (nothing against this product) but we decided on this Kenmore we purchased from Sears. Installation went well and we have enjoyed this Kenmore. Not only quiet, but dishes come out very clean!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DrPapaJohn

Phoenixville, PA

Jun 13 , 2014
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Great Product...very quiet

A great replacement to an outdated, aging dishwasher. It is very quiet and does a great job on its contents. Delivery was on time, and installation went smoothly.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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finn0328

Plymouth, WI

Jun 7 , 2014
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no no no

The seal leaks constantly, and the wheels on the top rack just broke this week. We have had this less than TWO years. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!


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JoeDiaz

Miami, FL

May 12 , 2014
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Leaks after 3 months. Terrible warranty service.

Purchased this dishwasher in Jan 2014. It looks great, cleans dishes very well and it's extremely quiet. Three months later, it developed a leak from the overfill protection float (the round device in the right front of the tub). It has been leaking for two weeks now. Definitely do not recommend this appliance to anyone.


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JamesD37

Laguna Hills, CA

May 12 , 2014
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Not the quality you'd expect

The best part about the dishwasher is how quietly it works. The bad parts are it only does an okay job washing dishes and it is poorly made. Our dishwasher started leaking where the water pump is connected to the dishwasher. Rather than deal with Sears service we went under and tightened the clamp ourselves. It seemed to work for a few weeks and then we had a pool of water under the washer again. When we called for service we were told that the warranty had just expired (even though it wasn't expired before the original leak) and we'd be responsible for the hundreds of dollars it cost to fix a poorly designed part that only costs around $1 to make. A better design may have cost them around $2, which is nothing on a washer that cost over $1K. Why doesn't anyone design for quality anymore?


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Diane5

San Antonio, TX

Apr 13 , 2014
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Great Buy!

I've had this dishwasher for 3 months and I love it. It is so quiet, I've had to walk in the kitchen to see if it is actually running. I've seen complaints about the way it cleans, but that has never been problem for me. I've deliberately left food on the plates and pans to see how well it would clean them, and everything has always come out perfectly clean and dry.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BuckeyeAl

Lima, OH

Feb 21 , 2014
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Serious flood risk to your home.

After using the machine for 14 months we woke up one morning to find our kitchen flooded and water soaking the carpet in the basement under the dishwasher. Turns out there was nothing securing the pump to the frame. The pump was 'secured' by using two measly clamps to attach the pump to the hose. One of the clamps popped off and water went everywhere. Water compromised virtually every electrical component. Sears has replaced some of the parts and others are on back order. No use of D/W for 2 weeks at least. Getting billed labor too. So upset with sears and they have not offered much for their product failure. SOOOOOO upset with sears.


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SusanGa

Duluth, MN

Feb 17 , 2014
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Cleans VERY well and dries VERY well too when done correctly

I've owned this machine for about a week now and was concerned the first time I ran it because the inside walls stayed very wet after the cycle is completed. The green light came on, but I could still hear a faint sound, so I knew the fan must still be running. I used the 1 hour wash and the smart dry but did not load any dishes and did not use any detergent or Jet Dry this first time. I opened the door as soon as the green light came on and it said it was complete too. Then I talked with my Sears salesperson and told him what happened. He said to use the pouch type detergent and to also get the "Turbo 3X Dry" type Jet Dry, and let the cycle complete without opening the door until the fan stops and no more air is coming out of the vent at the left bottom of the door. So I got Cascaid pouches that have Dawn and a drying agent in them and also bought the Turbo 3X Jet Dry. I loaded up the machine (I LOVE how much it holds!). Then placed the Cascaid pouch and filled up the drying agent port and set the port to 3, because I have neither soft nor hard water, and this was the factory default setting. I again selected the 1 hour and Smart Dry settings. The machine washed for an hour, then the green light came on and said it was complete. I didn't open the door yet, because the fan was still running and the vent at the lower left was still pushing out warm moist air. I kept checking the vent with my hand and found that it took and hour and a half before the fan shut off. The green light stayed on this whole time. When I opened the door everything was sparkling clean and completely dry, even the plastic bowels! The walls of the dishwasher were also dry, as well as the top and bottom. This machine is AWESOME!! It's so quiet you hardly know it's on and now that I know it takes a total of 3.5 hours to complete I just let it go. The point of the Smart Dry is to use only the amount of heat needed, rather than excessive heat for a designated time, like the old machines that end up melting your plastics. Also, if you don't select Smart Dry, the machine will only "Air" dry and will take much longer, especially if you don't open the door. Now mind you, the manual doesn't tell you any of this, so I felt it was really important to spread the word. You'll LOVE this dishwasher if you operate it as I have.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Brian2277

Springfield, MA

Feb 16 , 2014
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Terrible Quality

My Sister and I each bought one of these. I bought an entire kitchen worth of Kenmore Elite Appliances. In the first year this thing started leaking because they used plastic where they should have used metal (per my plumber). My sister's has had to be repaired twice. Thank god she bought the extended warranty. The only good thing about this dishwasher is that its quiet (when its working). Of the 8 Appliances I bought 3 had problems in the first year. I will never purchase anything Kenmore again.


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