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Kenmore Elite  24'' Built-In Dishwasher - Stainless Steel  ENERGY STAR®

  Item#  02212783000 | Model#  12783

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 Rating 4.0 | 117 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $1429.99
Savings: $330.00
Reg Price: $1429.99
Savings: $330.00
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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: Yes
Color Family: Stainless steel
Handle Color: Stainless steel
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): 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
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
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 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 + Smart Dry
  • 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 February 21, 2013


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83 Reviewers (71.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

Praise92 found this helpful
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!!
Criticism32 found this helpful
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.


Whittier, CA

Dec 9 , 2014

Very quiet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Glendora, CA

Dec 4 , 2014

This dishwasher is so quiet we aren't even sure it is running!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Gainesville, FL

Dec 1 , 2014
Would not recommend

We have had this machine for 14 months. It worked well until the warranty ran out and then the problems started. At first it wouldn't complete the wash cycle. I tried to reset the machine by unplugging it and that didn't work. I called the sears repair folks on getting some advice and when they saw that it was out of warranty they told me I would need a repairman to come out. They wouldn't even tell me how to run a diagnostic. I found out how and traced the problem down. Because of Kmat owning Sears the quality of the Kenmore brand has gone down fast. Don't waste your money.

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Algonquin, IL

Dec 1 , 2014
Much better than what we had before

We replaced a GE profile dishwasher - which we had for 8 years or so. I don't remember it ever doing as good a job as this Kenmore. Still too early to give it 5 stars, it has been installed less than a month, but no complaints so far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dunstable, MA

Nov 28 , 2014
Great Product

My wife and I bought this dishwasher and absolutely love it! After considerable research, we decided that Kenmore Elite was the way to go. This unit is quiet and does a great job cleaning anything. We couldn't be more happy with Kenmore Elite.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Perry Hall, MD

Nov 23 , 2014
not happy

after alot of time effort and research i bought this dishwasher based on consumer reports recommendations. NEVER AGAIN will I allow myself to be swayed by their opinion. I was in the market for a new stainless steel dishwasher that could clean the dishes and be quiet. the decibel rating of this dishwasher was very enticing i understand it does not have a built in garbage disposal so i must empty/clean it myself. which i do, however, my dishes come out dirty even if they look clean they feel gross. my utensils have since rusted and the wheels are melting off of my racks. i already had to repair the top rack and its hanging on by i dont know what. i am waiting for the day when i oull the rack out and it comes crashing down and all my glasses shatter,CANT WAIT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. I REALLY dislike this appliance and would never recommend it to anyone, especially for the amount of money I paid, to add insult to injury for the first two years i owned it the motor sat to low to the floor so it had a terrible vibration which sears refused to fix, blamed it on my floors- i just recently had the dishwasher puled out so i could cut the floor out from under the dishwasher to optimize the wonderful low decibel feature i was searching for. what a disappointment and a joke.

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San Carlos, CA

Nov 18 , 2014
Electrical problems from the beginning

We bought this dishwasher 3yrs ago thinking we got a "top of the line" and dependable washer. Within the 1st year we had problems with buttons not responding, but unplugging seemed to fix it. Long story short that issue progressed and 3yrs later the buttons seem to have a mind of their own...sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Lesson learned - get *anything* fixed if/when its under warranty!!!

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Lancaster, NY

Nov 17 , 2014
Love it.....

Lives up to the description. Looks stylish, runs quietly and dishes look great when they come out....Exactly what we were looking for.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Nov 13 , 2014
Clean dishes, ultra quiet

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kingsport, TN

Nov 10 , 2014
washes great, if plastic parts in this "elite" don't break your ok

great dishwasher, not bottom of line. someone decided to put cheap plastic parts on the top rack that break repeatedly. everytime is $50 to order and you put on. service call too otherwise. Sears says they don't know it's defective. If that is the most common complaint on the website pretty good guess it's a defective design and I'm no engineer. 2 year warranty on defective parts appears to be useless. BEWARE

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