Kenmore Elite 1396 24" Built-in Dishwasher

White/ Bisque/ Stainless Steel/ Black - Giant Tub  Interior Size, 360 PowerWash Technology, Energy Star

White/ Bisque/ Stainless Steel/ Black - Giant Tub Interior Size, 360 PowerWash Technology, Energy Star

The Kenmore Elite 1396 built-in dishwasher model comes with the TurboZone feature that eliminates the need to presoak dishes in order to get rid of hardened food on the dishware. At the same time, the unit is made eco-friednly, utilizing only the barest resources to produce high quality cleaning in any type of load. The adjustable racks make it possible to fit in even bulky items, while the PowerWash technology ensures that every nook and cranny is reached and cleaned with no problem. All these features are packed within a stylish and ultra modern design that would look good installed in any home.

Interior Features
  • Its Energy Star certification ensures that the model operates at the most economical levels of electricty to save up on expenses. Program the wash up to four hours in advance with the delay wash feature.
  • The 360 degree PowerWash technology allows the unit to reach even the most hard to reach corners and clean up most types of stains. High temperature wash makes it possible to remove even the toughest stains from the dishware.
  • Conveniently clean large and bulky items with the adjustable upper rack and fold down tines. The tub material is made from durable stainless steel for improved drying results.
  • The SmartWash feature makes it possible for the machine to adjust for the best possible of settings for each wash. The multiple automatic cycles ensure efficient cleaning results for different types of load, while the rotating spray Jets from the TurboZone feature eliminate the need to pre soak dishes to get high quality results.

    Exterior Features

  • Clean lines and modern design makes it a great addition to any contemporary kitchen. It is available in white, black, stainless steel, bisque, and custom designs.
  • It has an easy to control electronic type of operation.

    Dimension Specifications

    Height: 33 3/4 inches
    Width: 24 inches
    Total capacity: Giant Tub interior size


  • Effectively remove tough stains using the high temperature wash feature of the model.
  • Set the dishwasher to run up to four hours in advance with the delay wash option.
  • Save up on energy and resources with this Energy Star-certified model.
  • The model's design is made to fit in with any decor type.
  • The SmartWash feature makes sure that every load receives high quality attention while only using the barest amount of resources for washing.
  • Drying capabilities are high quality with the help of the stainless steel tub.
  • The easy to use controls make it ideal even for beginners.
  • The PowerWash technology with rotating spray jets ensure that every inch of of the dishware is free from dirt and stains.
  • Pre soaking is no longer necessary with the TurboZone feature that efficiently removes clumping food without any problem.
  • Fit in pots and pans with ease due to the removable and adjustable racks.


  • A manual cleaning filter is installed instead of a self cleaning filter.
  • The unit is not equipped with a food disposer.
  • Various features are not present in the model.


  • easy to use
  • looks good
  • cleans well
  • good drying results
  • energy-efficent
  • convenient
  • durable


  • no food disposer
  • no self cleaning filter
  • no small item holder

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    Oct 22, 2015
    engineering failure - controls corrode
    by: Anonymous

    Hi, I am a fan of Kenmore products and own a Kenmore freezer, washer, dryer, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The dishwasher is a KENMORE ELITE 665. 13964K015 and has caused trouble from the beginning. This product has a problem with moisture (steam) from within reaching the push-button panel on top. The result is corrosion. We bought it in 2012. After a short time, the unit stopped working for 2 weeks then the push-button board dried out and it worked again. This same scenario happened often, especially around the holidays. Now, the board is dead and corroded, and drying out does not help, as the components have now been destroyed from prolonged corrosion. ENGINEERING FAILURE. If I get another board for $300+ and install it myself, the cause of this problem can never go away. There is no recall to solve this engineering failure. We tried using the SEARS repair people in the beginning, they were very delayed (October until January) and extremely discourteous on the phone.... then, when I was away at work a service man pushed his way past my wife (who was home alone)into my house. She was afraid. I will never allow this possibility again. I will do my own repairs. This unit worked well if and when it worked, but Sears does not seem to stand behind their products or service as they once did in years gone by. Otherwise, they would correct their mistakes without putting the cost upon their loyal customers. I understand long-term issues cannot all be engineered away when a new product is introduced, but don't put the burden of failure on your customers. Have a recall!

    May 07, 2014
    by: Anonymous

    just after the warranty expired, the motor fell out.

    Mar 22, 2012
    Elite 1396 lasted 2 month and 1 day then broke
    by: Anonymous

    Our dishwasher was installed Jan 12,2012, and lasted 2 months and 1 day before leaking out of bottom right corner. Service tech could not come for 2 and 1/2 weeks. Terrible service from sears. I have to take dishwasher back to sears by myself for them to refund money. Customer service is terrible.

    Sep 23, 2011
    WARNING !!!
    by: CB Oz

    This is our 2nd dishwasher in 4 months.
    The 1 st one leaked from the bottom right door, they replaced it and the 2nd one had a loud clunk when opening the door. The service guy jammed cardboard in the door to correct the problem but broke the control panel in the process. He replaced the panel and left. Next day the dishwasher was dead. Same service guy came back installed a NEW panel and started the dishwasher then left. When it was finished we unloaded it and found the dishwasher dead again !
    Waiting for service again...

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