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DJ_SLC
Mar 1 , 2014
A basic no frills dishwasher that does the job.
I've read a few reviews about this dishwasher before I bought it. Even thought we could afford a more expensive dishwasher with all the bells and whistles, at the end of the day we asked the question, what do we need this dishwasher to do? Do we need it to walk the dog, take out the trash and sweep the floor? No, we just need it to wash the dishes we load up and that's about it. Do we need it to wash our most expensive dish and silverware and pots and pans. No, because we will always wash those by hands. We need to load the daily dishes, walk away, and forget about it until we come back to unload it. Now, if there was a dishwasher that unloaded itself and restock the dishes, well, that would be a no-brainer. I have washed my dishwasher safe pot and pans in it just fine. This is a dishwasher that washes dishes, period. It's basic. The racks are basic and holds breakfast and dinner dishes (including glassware) for four people nicely. Anything more than that then I would need a second load cycle. No problem, I've done it before. We have stainless steel appliances and while its not the 'prettiest' stainless steel appliance in the kitchen, it fits nicely under the cabinetry without drawing too much attention to itself. If anyone walked into my home and complained that my dishwasher wasn't as pretty as my fridge or stove, then I don't think that's a person I would want to have back in my kitchen. I've read in many reviews that the dishwasher is noisy. We have an open floor plan and the dishwasher is literally 27 feet away from the television. I've never had to turn the television up because the dishwasher is going and is to noisy. In fact, I'm watching television now and the dishwasher is going. I can barely hear it. To be honestly, I wouldn't hear it at all if I wasn't thinking about it. My dishwasher is under the cabinetry with a solid thick piece of granite counter-top and that may be a buffer for the sound. However, I do not experience a noise problem with this dishwasher. I'm writing this review after one month of ownership. I'll return in 6 months (if I remember) to give a follow-up.
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cursorcowboy
Jul 25 , 2014
Kenmore 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Item #02215114000P Model #15114
I purchased this item April 2014 and immediately notice the strange starting process. After filling with hot water (I make sure) it will cycle for 30-seconds, stop and immediately cycle for 30-seconds another three times, stopping and starting immediately and after the third cycle it is idle for 30-seconds. It then begins another three 30-second cycles stopping and starting immediately after the first two and when the third begins it continues the wash cycle unabated. I for one would not consider these supposedly unnecessary starts and stops being proper simply because of the ware and tare on the electrical parts. Every time a serge of electricity is sent to a motor or the power is terminated it simply cannot be a good thing. I think there is something seriously wrong with the information the memory module was programmed with and just how critical this is to the appliance's longevity overall is any-body's guess. I seriously doubt whether reporting this under warranty would be worthwhile so will wait another few months to see what happens with the motor.
 

jackay

Lonedell, MO

Sep 22 , 2014
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so far so good - love simplicity - live simply - simply live

basic dishwasher and who needs more unless you have $$ u just need to get rid of. only used once so far, its quiet cleaned great - husband installed, even less $$ spent, so happy wife!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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FarmerDan

Hooper, UT

Sep 16 , 2014
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Piece of Junk!!!

We are very disappointed with this machine! We carefully reviewed the different models from different stores and decided on this unit. Boy did I blow it! I have limited mobility and purchased this unit on-line. It doesn't clean the dishes! We have to wash or rinse every single plate, bowl, or utensil we put in it. When they all come out after going through the wash cycle, they are rough and scratchy. We have used three different cleaning and rinsing agents with the machine and have the same result with them all. What a disappointment! Come on Sears!


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lakecatherine

Metairie, LA

Sep 15 , 2014
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great value

easy to install and works great.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lacyevelyn

Alexandria, MN

Sep 8 , 2014
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you get what you pay for

The panel on our last Kenmore dishwasher went bad. To have it replaced would have been $250, and the white panel wasn't available so it would have been a black panel on a white dishwasher. The repairman recommended buying the cheapest dishwasher because none of them are built to last anyway. This was the cheapest at.$279.99. We've only used it a couple times. The Normal Wash setting takes forever, well about 2 hours, which is about double the time of our last dishwasher. There is a one hour wash option that we haven't tried yet. I'm also disappointed that dishes have to be scraped/rinsed before being washed in the dishwasher. I think that defeats the efficiency of using a dishwasher. Rising/scraping wasn't necessary with our last dishwasher. On top of that, not everything came out perfectly clean, so that was disappointing. Maybe it wasn't rinsed enough. So, overall, I give it a fair rating because it will probably do the basic job, but it takes a long time and requires more effort from me.


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Tweetiesweetie

Bel Air, MD

Sep 8 , 2014
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All I Wanted and More

I just wanted a good appliance that would get my dishes and flatware clean and not cost too much money. I chose Kenmore because I have a Kenmore washer/dryer and fridge and love them all. This dishwasher is much quieter than my old one and I like the fact that is doesn't flip top rack items over so they can fill up with water. I've had the machine for over a month and so far so good. I am very happy.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Sep 5 , 2014
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Great Buy

I was looking for an efficient dishwasher for an apartment. Came acrsoss this one and decided to give it a try. So far the tennants say it has been working very well and is much quieter than they thought it would be.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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njrowen

Bloomington, IN

Aug 27 , 2014
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Great deal - excellent product

Quiet, efficient, inexpensive - great value!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Just_Jewett

Auburn, ME

Aug 22 , 2014
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Excellent Dishwasher

Does a great job getting our dishes clean, can't beat the value!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Aug 20 , 2014
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dishwasher

love it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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powderhound

Steamboat Springs, CO

Aug 18 , 2014
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Great dishwasher

Perfect machine for apartment living. Right size and right color but most importantly right price. I would suggest this unit to any property manager that is looking to do mass replacements.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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msmj92

Miami, FL

Aug 18 , 2014
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Great price and easy to install yourself

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mtbiker

Auburn, CA

Aug 15 , 2014
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Good while it lasted

Good while it lasted--for me only 1.5 years.


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Aug 12 , 2014
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Dishwasher

What can a person say about a dishwasher especially one that works!!! It is neat and efficient. Fits under our counter top and looks nice.So simple that a 10 year old can figure out how to start .. Now if only she can figure out how to load and unload!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kellydit

Tacoma, WA

Aug 1 , 2014
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Good Value for a Basic Dishwasher

This is a no frills basic dishwasher. I've done expensive, I've done fancy, those dishwashers failed miserably so I just decided to find a good quality basic machine an this is it. Very pleased.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jhowland

Bonney Lake, WA

Jul 31 , 2014
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Happy with purchase

Seems to be working great in our rental so far.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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BMarcus

Albuquerque, NM

Jul 31 , 2014
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We are so happy to give it a home!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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cursorcowboy

Austin, TX

Jul 25 , 2014
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Kenmore 24" Built-In Dishwasher - Item #02215114000P Model #15114

I purchased this item April 2014 and immediately notice the strange starting process. After filling with hot water (I make sure) it will cycle for 30-seconds, stop and immediately cycle for 30-seconds another three times, stopping and starting immediately and after the third cycle it is idle for 30-seconds. It then begins another three 30-second cycles stopping and starting immediately after the first two and when the third begins it continues the wash cycle unabated. I for one would not consider these supposedly unnecessary starts and stops being proper simply because of the ware and tare on the electrical parts. Every time a serge of electricity is sent to a motor or the power is terminated it simply cannot be a good thing. I think there is something seriously wrong with the information the memory module was programmed with and just how critical this is to the appliance's longevity overall is any-body's guess. I seriously doubt whether reporting this under warranty would be worthwhile so will wait another few months to see what happens with the motor.


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jperrotti001

Boyce, LA

Jul 25 , 2014
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Good buy.

Good buy. Does what it is suppose to do. I would recommend it to someone. Price was excellent too.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MTB-Woman

Benicia, CA

Jul 24 , 2014
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Great for the price!

I do not cook that much, but I needed a new dishwasher because the old one stopped working. I wanted something reasonably priced that did the job, and so far I am very happy so far with this dishwasher. I spent weeks looking for the "right" one that wasn't over $500, and I felt better when my installer said that Kenmore is great and that she has had to replace many Bosch's. She said they are over-priced and not very good. I just purchased this machine, but I am confident I got a good deal. I especially like that it has a heat-dry option and has a NSF sanitizer mode. I would recommend waiting until it goes on sale:)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 21 , 2014
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excellent dishwasher

This was recently purchased to replace an old one. It pretty simple and modern looking. I got black and it goes great with all my other appliances. I recommend this to anyone.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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RACEINGMARK

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Jul 18 , 2014
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white basic dishwasher / good for a rental type .

good and nice looking easy to install as needed good value for the money .

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jul 14 , 2014
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DISHWASHER

It is a white kenmore dishwasher. I am very satisfied with it. It has a lot of room for dishes, silverware and glassware. It has a short efficient washing cycle with very hot sanitizing rinse and steam.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Lazyman81

Albany, GA

Jul 2 , 2014
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Great dishwasher for it's price

This dishwasher was very easy to install. It cleans our dishes very well as long as you rinse them off good before you put them in. It is a little noise when washing. it is very simple in operation just push what setting you want and go love it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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thriftybuyer

Daytona Beach, FL

Jun 24 , 2014
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great diswasher

extremely silent

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 20 , 2014
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good appliances

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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