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j-prince22
Jul 6 , 2014
Felt Compelled to Review this Dishwasher
I wanted to write this review because I read all the other reviews prior to purchasing this dishwasher. I must admit I was worried about some of the reviews and I personally don't think Consumer Reports opinion adds up to more than a hill of beans. I was also concerned about the one review stating the dishwasher warped her cabinets because my kitchen setup has the dishwasher's only vent (left top side) less than 2 inches away from my cabinet because my kitchen is L shaped. I am also replacing a 15+ year old dishwasher that was so loud and when it finished drying, the dishes were too hot to handle for another 30+ minutes. I have only had this dishwasher now for 3 weeks so I cannot comment yet on its longevity, but I can tell you this dishwasher has more than lived up to its and my expectations. The dishwasher is extremely quite other than when it is filling up with water or changing to drying can you really hear anything and that is barely audible. My dishes, cups, mugs, silverware and plastic-ware ALL come out clean and DRY - NO spots and NO water left behind inside the machine, on the racks and not on the items inside. I will say I had the dishwasher professionally installed and they told me to run the machine empty on the longest and highest setting prior to using it with dishes to remove remaining deposits from the manufacturing process. After that, I have been running the machine on the Smart Wash and Smart Dry mode with Finish powder soap and Finish Jet-Dry rinsing agent. I was told long ago not to use liquid soap because it clogs the machines. I also pre-rinse my items because do you really want all that left over debris going through your dishwasher? I also run my dishwasher most of the time at night so everything probably has been left sitting in there for several hours before it is emptied. Lastly, my concerns about the vent so far seem to be a non-issue. I have placed my hand on the vent during washing and drying and I can barely notice anything coming out, there is no noticeable heat or steam and my cabinet is fine. My old unit vented out the front, you could see the steam when drying and you could get burned from the steam. I hope this dishwasher does last the test of time, but I can only speculate that for now. I also do not see and issue with the top rack's construction. It seems well made (as good as any other dishwashers I looked at) the racks easily slide in and out. Plus I don't really have the need to adjust the top rack often. As far as everything else, this machine is the best in my book!
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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!
 

Boca_John

Georgetown, TX

Feb 23 , 2015
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Quiet

Super quiet dishwasher and cleans very good

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dbgreen

Flower Mound, TX

Feb 6 , 2015
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I like the controls--Very easy to understand

This is the quitest Dishwasher I have ever owned.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jim234423243243

Portsmouth, OH

Feb 5 , 2015
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Defective Design. Do not buy.

This item has a defective design for the upper rack and all wheels. Cheap, poor quality plastic break after about a year (when the standard warranty is over). Spend a little time checking online; this is a common, well-know, pervasive problem. Do not purchase.


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Matt2132

Rochester, MN

Jan 20 , 2015
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Leaked & Ruined House TWICE!!!

I never write reviews, but couldn't help it this time. This is by far the worst dish washer we've ever had. Bought it on Consumer Reports rating of 85, the highest it looked at. But now when you look at customer reviews it rates a 2.6 stars. Terrible! We had a problem only a few months in with water leaking everywhere. Sears sent out a technician that didn't know how to fix. Finally ordered a whole new motor unit. Now just another few months later, it is leaking everywhere. Ruined my floors, walls, and ceiling downstairs. I would never recommend this unit to anyone, and am very unhappy that when I asked for a new unit the first time Sears said NO. And would only send a technician which took a while to come out, then we had to wait two weeks to get the parts. It still broke again! P.S. It never washed or dried dishes well anyways, but I could put up with that. Not flooding my house! Thanks


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DPZ

Jan 18 , 2015
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Top Notch

I originally bought a Bosch from Sears--it was terrible. It never worked correctly from Day 1. I exchanged for the Kenmore Elite. It is so much better! The drying element alone makes this one superior. I do wish it had the 3rd shelf that is now on Bosch and Kitchen Aid models. Otherwise this is perfect!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dboione

Dallas, TX

Jan 17 , 2015
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Did my home work. Do yours. Once completed you will purchase.


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dlbg

Buffalo Grove, IL

Jan 16 , 2015
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new stainless dishwasher

Runs very quietly - the drying cycle takes a while to work--the first few washes/drying were filled with water now there is much less.Looks very nice-(all though mine has a small weird discoloration on the front)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mounty

Olympia, WA

Jan 16 , 2015
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Best investment for a dishwasher

Why is this dishwasher quiet!!! ..... looks great, easy to operate, it is so quiet -- it is perfect

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Andrew_S

Fairfax, VA

Jan 3 , 2015
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Overall - Satisfied

Generally a solid product. Overall - very satisfied - only a couple of nits. Cleans extremely well, and is reasonably easy to install once you've read the directions (I will read before first installation attempt next time...) (1) Top rack bearing retainer sleeve is a very poor/cheap plastic design - broke within one week of use. Sears was good about replacing it - but shouldn't have broken this quickly. (2) Top rack adjustable height/mounting mechanism is also a flimsy/cheap plastic design. Has not yet broken - but it is just a matter of time. Why design everything else so well and cheap out on two critical and frequently-used components? (3) Heating element runs MUCH too hot. Have lost a number of plastic (dishwasher-safe) dishes to warping and melting.


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YODUDE100

Bellmawr, NJ

Dec 31 , 2014
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ONE MONTH OLD AND BROKE

THIS DISHWASHER WAS BOUGHT FROM THE DEPTFORD NJ MALL AND INSTALLED ON 10-29-14 AND BROKE BY 11-29-14. NOW ITS 12-26-14 AND 2 REPAIR TECH VISITS LATER AND STILL BROKE. SEARS WAS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT TODAY BUT WAS CANCELLED BY THEM BECAUSE 1 OUT OF THE 3 NEW PARTS THEY ORDERED WERE NOT SHIPPED ON TIME. SO NOW I WILL BE WITHOUT A DISHWASHER FOR MORE THEN A MONTH. I ASKED FOR A REPLACEMENT BUT THEY GAVE ME THE RUN AROUND EVEN THOUGH ITS STILL WITHIN MANUFACTURERS WARRANT. THIS ITEM WAS BOUGHT BRAND NEW AND WAS VERY EXPENSIVE. DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK. BUY A BOSCH ITS JUST AS QUIET AND LESS EXPENSIVE.


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Dec 23 , 2014
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Works great.

After reading some other reviews, I was a little hesitant in purchasing this model; after using the dishwasher we were very pleased with the results. This dishwasher works great.


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Dec 20 , 2014
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Quiet and cleans the dishes!!!!!!

I have had this dishwasher for about 6 weeks now and it is working perfectly. We had a GE Profile that came with our house and hated having to scrub every last piece of food off the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. I probably read every single review that was posted before deciding to purchase this dishwasher. First of all it is super quiet. You literally can't hear it unless you put your ear right next to it. There were comments about the controls being sensitive, which is basically true. You will sometimes inadvertently push a button while closing the door, but not really that big of a deal although Sears should investigate fixing this. The other main comment was complaints about the racks having water pool on them and then getting the dry dishes wet again. I also experienced this, but after a few cycles it almost completely disappeared. Sears should consider modifying the designs of the plastic parts so that the water runs off of them better. Lastly, there was a comment about the side vent ruining the cabinet drawer. Personally, I can't understand how this could have happened. I put my hand up against the vent during the drying cycle and there was barely anything coming out of the vent. I was concerned about the review because I am used to traditional dishwashers that put out a lot of steam during drying. This dishwasher doesn't do that. Overall, I think this is a great dishwasher and look forward to using it for a long time to come. P.S. I used the turbo cycle to wash a baked on Tuna casserole dish and it came out spotless!!!!!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 12 , 2014
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Love this dishwasher

Very pleased with everything about this dishwasher. It cleans well, holds my large pots and pans, and even tells me what's going on in the digital display. It's a great choice.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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UnhappyConsumer3

Plymouth, MI

Dec 9 , 2014
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DO NOT BUY!

We had this dishwasher for 1 year and 1 week and it started leaking. We purchased the extended warranty. Technician came out and needed to order 4 parts- one of them being the MOTOR. Similar to the comment posted by the other reviewer- the MOTOR is on backorder until December 26. By the time it arrives, it will be over a month without a dishwasher AND no dishwasher for the holidays. Apparently, not having a major appliance for an extended amount of time, especially during the holidays, is acceptable to Sears. What is their policy for stocking replacement parts? I requested a replacement dishwasher and was denied- a replacement requires MULTIPLE visits from a technician. Prior to this we had a builder-grade GE dishwasher that was 12 years old and still running. I would not recommend this dishwasher, or any products from Sears. The customer service is poor and they do not stand by their products.


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gth1997

Gresham, OR

Dec 5 , 2014
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A very quiet dishwasher

I purchased this as part of my kitchen remodel and when it was finally installed it worked great. The dishes always come out clean after each use. Also it is so quiet, you do not even know it is going.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Dec 3 , 2014
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wow is this quiet

Love this new dishwasher it is so quiet most of the time I have to look at the indicator to be sure it is on!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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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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WowZa1

Redondo Beach, CA

Nov 11 , 2014
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Dishes in the sink

After 3 months the pump on the dishwasher failed.  Wow. So much for kemmore elite.  I'll b with won't my diseases for over two weeks.  Just a single gal washing a load or two a week.  Not much love here for kenmore


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rainybird14

Seattle, WA

Nov 10 , 2014
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great dishwasher!

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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