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      Praise15 found this helpful
      HeattherJ
      Jul 28 , 2013
      Awesome so far!
      I previously purchased kitchenaid appliances a few weeks earlier and needless to say do your homework. I returned the kitchenaid range(oven didn't work right off the get go), Microwave I didn't install it (no need), and dishwasher(bad odor and never dried inside). Our water does not smell. Kitchenaid IMO is just garbage and a waste of money. I know these are all manufactured by the same company, but the Kenmore line is spec'd out for Sears. I owned Kenmore before and they lasted for 12 years. Now onto my review. I know it's early since I just received the dishwasher yesterday morning and I put it in yesterday afternoon. I never heard, or didn't hear, any dishwasher this quiet! This thing is awesome! The top rack has a ratcheting type design to raise and lower it. The racks seem very sturdy compared to that kitchenaid thing. It has an active vent and actually has an air-duct on the bottom which is a great design. The kitchenaid I don't think was venting at all, which probably explained the rain forest in the dishwasher 4 days later. Has nice digital displays outside and on the top where the controls are as well. Very awesome since I like technology. Very easy to use! A lot of great washing options. Stainless looks beautiful. I did my homework the second time around by going to reviews elsewhere and consumer reports. Consumer rated this one of the best dishwashers. Scored an 85 out of 85 and that's impressive. If your looking for a gas range go for the LG. Also look at LG microwaves, trust me on this and they are not made my the same manufacturer(Whirlpool). Look in the price range and look at all of the reviews. If you can go to consumer reports website you will get a lot of good info since a lot of these models are actually tested by them.
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      nts345
      Jul 1 , 2013
      Epic disappointment
      We paid a lot because we wanted the quietest dishwasher...and this was quieter and more spacious than the Bosch. So, I have now run it on every type of cycle it offers and can say that even with the 'turbos' and bells and whistles, it cleans worse than my 13-year-old builder-installed GE washer. Wow. Nice that it's quiet but I have to scrub down EVERYthing before it goes in this washer....not a single hardened crumb on a plate can be overlooked. My old washer...I could put a sneaker in it and it would look like new. Too bad, will see what I can do about returning this new super-expensive washer. Absolutely NOT worth the money...and who cares how quiet it is when you have to scrub and get yourself super dirty before you load it. Pick your evil, I suppose!
       

      Shubhra

      Austin, TX

      Nov 12 , 2014
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      Dishwasher

      I love how quiet this dishwaser is. Also cleaningwise, it does a great job too. We cook oily indian stuff sometimes. With the turbo zone, it can clean that pretty well. Also, the top rack only washing feature is nice too. We save time and water if its just for two of us.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Bowie

      Stevensville, MD

      Nov 10 , 2014
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      Bowie

      Another field goal. Works great, cleans great. The loadest cycle is the water running into the tub. You know, the sound of water going through the pipes. Can't get any quieter.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      mrm3

      Friendswood, TX

      Nov 4 , 2014
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      MOTOR BURNED OUT IN LESS THAN A YEAR!

      This very expensive dishwasher broke in less than a year. The motor needs to be replaced and shocker- sears can't find the part! For a dishwasher less than a year old!! It's not a weird part- it's the MOTOR!! Very disappointed in dishwasher and SEARS!! Would NOT recommend either!!!


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      Strebel

      Manteno, IL

      Oct 28 , 2014
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      Quiet

      Only have had it for one week but the dishwasher is very quiet and has been very easy to operate. No problems so far.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Jpatterson1171

      Gadsden, AL

      Oct 28 , 2014
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      Worked for 5 days

      Completely quit working after being installed for 5 days! Reordered and now it is on back order for several weeks. Very disappointing!


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      JR747

      Anchorage, AK

      Oct 20 , 2014
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      Accomplished Dishwasher! -- Humans Need Not Apply!

      Whisper quiet! Great cleaning capability. Multiple cleaning settings that are realistic to a domestic (non-commercial) kitchen. If "Rinse Aid" is used -- and it really should be, results on dishes, glasses, and stemware is truly "spotless!" I've always heard of the "virtually spotless" result in dishwasher advertising but have only now really experienced it! Slow drying cycle, but with patience (leave on overnight), does the job very adequately. Configuration of racks is not optimal, but is highly functional. Be gentle with the raising and lowering of the top rack. This machine provides lots of options and in the end cleans dishes extremely well.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      alanrichmond

      Volcano, HI

      Oct 15 , 2014
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      Stylish and Efficient

      We purchased this new dishwasher as part of a complete kitchen remodel; in fact, all of the appliances we've chosen are Sears Kenmore. We based our decision on the reliability of the product and excellent service. It's stylish while being highly effective.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      boling86

      Aurora, CO

      Oct 15 , 2014
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      best dishwasher

      everytime we have moved we ALWAYS replace with kenmore dishwasher very shortly nothing else has ever compared

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      MrDoItRight

      Rockville Centre, NY

      Oct 9 , 2014
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      Worth The Money!

      I bought this Kenmore dishwasher September 1, 2014 and I must say it is absolutely worth the money! Prior to purchasing this dishwasher I researched various models including this one. I read the online reviews and actually went to Sears to view the products and talk to the sales people. One thing that I learned is that most of the negative reviews were due to incorrect installation, the reviewer not understanding how to use the dishwasher properly, or expectations that were totally unreasonable! I installed the dishwasher personally and made sure that I followed the installation instructions to the letter. Additionally, I read the instructions on how to load, operate, and use the special features of the dishwasher. The end result is weeks of clean dishes with very little problems. The one problem we had with a dirty dish was due to baked on cheese that left a little residue on the plate, but once we understood that baked on cheese was hard to to clean we simply set the dishwasher for the high temperature wash using the turbo zone. For average everyday washes, my wife normally selects the smart wash and smart dry cycles and that does the job most of the time. Now for the most impressive part of this dishwasher...it is ultra quiet! Most of the time I can only tell that the dishwasher is running by looking at the display.Overall, this is a very good dishwaher and I would absolutely recommend this Kenmore dishwasher! You can't go wrong!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      steve68z

      Youngstown, OH

      Sep 22 , 2014
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      so quiet that we are not sure it is running and will go and check the light

      love it

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      verav

      Quitman, AR

      Sep 22 , 2014
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      great

      It work great . Love the adjusting racks so easy .plenty of room and it dries the dishes great. I had a G E profile before and this one washes so much better

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Uniqueengine

      Shrewsbury, MA

      Sep 17 , 2014
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      Broken after 20 days installation

      I bought this machine and got it installed on 08/29. Today it stopped to work an showed famous "Service code F2E2". Before purchase, I read review and thought issue mentioned in those poor review won't happen to me...well, now here is the consequence


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      Trixie74

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      Clarksville, TN

      Sep 15 , 2014
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      Love this dishwasher!

      I have had this dishwasher for about a month now. I absolutely LOVE it! It cleans very well and I can not get over how quiet it is. I would definitely recommend this product.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      marelenb

      Irving, TX

      Sep 12 , 2014
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      Love this dishwasher.

      We replaced a dishwasher that was in our house when we bought it a year ago. It was noisy, cleaning poorly and developing mold inside. We picked out our new Kenmore that promised quiet and excellent cleaning on a Thursday ( after consulting Consumer Reports, etc.). It was on the Labor Day sale, and we received it professionally installed two days later. We cannot hear a thing, and it does a beautiful job on crystal and plastic alike. Love it!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Suswil

      Salem, UT

      Sep 8 , 2014
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      So disappointed

      I got this dishwasher after reading reviews and looking at consumer reports. I had 3 issues with the design. 1. The knife holder is more trouble than it's worth. It gets caught if you have a longer knife. 2. The top rack single hand mechanism works part time. I spent more time trying to get the sides even instead of one up and one down. 3. After 3 days of using the washer the top rack stopped rolling out all the way. It had to do with the raising and lowering mechanism. I returned it and we'll see how the new dishwasher does. I'm not even going to try a second dishwasher of this model.


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      mgarland

      Kingsville, MD

      Sep 8 , 2014
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      Excellent Dishwasher!

      I am most pleased with the performance of this dishwasher. I have had it for about 2 months. It is so quiet, you can hardly tell it is running, and the dishes come out sparkling clean. I have not had any problem with the cleaning results. There are two minor negative features i have found: 1) the seam at the top edge of the door where the electronic controls traps crumbs from my countertop, and 2) the detergent door flips open and projects into the dishwasher during the cycle and you have to make sure you do not place a bulky item in front of it or it will not be able to open.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      mastrkee

      Notasulga, AL

      Sep 3 , 2014
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      Quality dishwasher

      The Elite is extremely quiet and has many features. The easy sliding racks are one of my favorites. The powerful pot scrubbing jets are another. It does a very good job of cleaning all the dishes when correctly loaded. Quality dishwasher


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      NancyKerner

      Ann Arbor, MI

      Sep 2 , 2014
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      Love it!

      Very quiet; shelves have flexible height; beautiful look; cleans contents thoroughly; beautiful looking inside and out

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Aug 27 , 2014
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      Very Nice Dishwasher

      We have had this dishwasher for about 10 months now. It has been fabulous. Extremely quiet, looks good, inside and out and cleans dishes well. I've read other reviews about cleaning ability but I've never been one to put cached on food stuff in the dishwasher and have unreasonable expectations about the units' ability to clean them. We are very pleased. Also, the Sears contracted installer did an excellent job.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      thetoolman42

      Tallahassee, FL

      Aug 26 , 2014
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      So nice I bought it twice

      Hands down the best appliance I have ever owned. The sounds is barely audible and it cleans like nothing else. The inside of the tub is always spotless as are the dishes. We bought one for our old house and when we moved we bought another one for the new house because we couldn't go back to another dishwasher. The cycle status meter on the front is great since you cannot tell if it is running just by listening for it. It also conveniently answers the question "are the dishes clean or dirty" at a glance.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      Updatingisfun

      Hanover, PA

      Aug 22 , 2014
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      dishwasher

      This dishwasher is so quiet. I love the read out telling me that it is complete, no need to guess if the dishes are clean anymore. The shelves glide like no other and adjust up and down for different size loads. Lovin it!

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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      Aug 22 , 2014
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      Dishes are wet after cycle completes.

      Best Drying Performance/Heated Dry Cycle does not exist.


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      ProductEngineer

      Clarksville, TN

      Aug 20 , 2014
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      Replaced Floor LEAKING AGAIN, Top Rack BROKEN!

      Dishwasher is very quite! Nothing else works correctly. First dish washer failed after a few months and flooded the floor. Technician came out and flooded the floor again after replacing the wrong part. Whirlpool replaced the floor. I missed three days of work meeting tech to work and having the floor replaced. 2 months later dishwasher started making thumping noise a LOUD thumping noise. Tech arrived stated he could not wait 30 minutes to hear the noise and left. Dish washer was still making loud thumping noise. 4th DAY OF WORK MISSED. I took dishwasher out and returned to store and after telling manager my story they replaced with a new dishwasher. Replacement dishwasher, pretty much the same results as the first, almost a year before it flooded the floor. Repaired, still running BUT the top rack has now broken 3 of the 4 wheels that it rolls on $65 to replace and there is water pouring out of the right side of the door - a different place than the other water leaks. So instead of spending this Saturday with my family I am headed to the store to buy different dishwasher. There were a ton of good reviews on this dishwasher and one bad review that had the same problems as I did. Now I am wishing I had paid more attention to that poor ladies review.


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      donhieb

      Omaha, NE

      Aug 4 , 2014
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      Kenmore Elite Diswasher

      Definite problem with this machine. Every load had 2 - 3 dishes come out dirtier than when they started. Inside of dishwasher did not dry out. Had it for 2 weeks and they are replacing it. Sears was easy to work with about this.


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      Dishwasherfan

      Lynnwood, WA

      Aug 4 , 2014
      via mobile
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      Quiet, powerful, worth it

      We have 2 small kids and run the dishwasher at least once a day cleaning up after everybody. We hoped the high price would be worth it, and it was. First, it is QUIET. If you're talking or have a TV on in another room, you can't hear it. I can only hear it running if the kitchen is totally silent, and it's quieter than our refrigerator. It also cleans really well. Dried on food, greasy pans, and burnt on food all come out completely clean. We don't prewash anything anymore. We made the switch to detergent tabs, which seem to work best. The only downside is that it takes a while to dry the dishes, and even though it says "complete", you have to wait another hour for the dishes to dry. If you use the dishwasher a lot, it's totally worth the money.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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