Kenmore Dishwasher Reviews

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Sears Kenmore Dishwashers are the largest dishwasher brand in the United States. So we expect you've heard of them!

Kenmore home appliances have become a common household name all across the world. The brand recently celebrated 100 years ...interestingly the history timeline says that Kenmore dishwashers were first introduced in 1951, and solid state controls were added to dishwashers in 1980. In 2010, Kenmore Elite introduced the quietest dishwashers they’ve ever made, at 43 decibels.

Today, the Kenmore name remains an iconic brand. The brand is now controlled by Sears Holdings and Kenmore appliances are available exclusively through Sears stores.

Dishwashers under the Kenmore brand are produced for Sears by a variety of major manufacturers including Whirlpool, GE and Frigidaire. So the Kenmore dishwasher you are comparing with a Whirlpool model may actually be the same machine!

The manufacturer can be identified by the model prefix eg – 665 for Whirlpool.

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Kenmore 1389 White Built-in Dishwasher  
The 1389 is another model of dishwashers manufactured by Kenmore. These dishwashers display both elegance and functionality in its features. From its …

Kenmore Elite 1397 Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher 
The Kenmore Elite 1397 Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher at 24 inches is an easy to use model that boats of an Energy Star certification ideal for people …

Kenmore 1774 White/Black 24" Portable Dishwasher 
For households with more than just a few members, it is important to have a dishwasher that will be able to accommodate many dishes and cups per cleaning …

Kenmore 24 Inch Model No. 13749 
We purchased a Kenmore 24” dishwasher, model number 13749, we have been very happy with the appliance. We bought this model primarily because it was ranked …

Kenmore 24" Dishwasher with Smartwash Cycle Model #13559 
We purchased a Black Kenmore 24” Dishwasher with the Smartwash cycle, Model number 13559. We have been very pleased with this dishwasher, we purchased …

Kenmore brand opinions and customer service 
Several years ago, I think it was around 1998, my ex-husband and I were duped into buying a Kenmore Dishwasher at Sears, that just wasn't worth the $400 …

Kenmore 24 inch dishwasher 
We bought this dishwasher from Sears about 2 years ago after our old one died. The reason we chose this one is because it claimed to be more efficient …

White Kenmore 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher with 5-level Precision Direct Water Delivery System 
This so far has been a great dishwasher. It does take a little longer than our old one but it uses about half the water. The repairman--he was only there …

Visitor Reviews Kenmore Ultra Wash Model 665  
We picked out our dishwasher when we were building our new home in 2001. We bought a Kenmore dishwasher because they have always been reliable. Also, the …

Visitor Reviews Kenmore Dishwashers 13742 
I bought this high quality KENMORE luxurious dishwasher from a local market in my area. It happened when I was really fed up of my existing one which caused …

Kenmore w/ Smart Wash Cycle 
I bought and had installed, from Sears, the Kenmore dishwasher in Feb of 2008. So far, I have not had any problems with it. The installers were very …

Kenmore Ultra wash Dishwasher 
Kenmore UltraWash Model 665.15821691. In 1997, my husband and I bought this “state-of-the-art” dishwasher from our local Sears retail store. It still …

Kenmore 1395 Built In Black and White Dishwasher 24 inch  
Kenmore’s built in 1395 dishwasher is an energy star qualified device that offers top notch features such as sensor washing and advanced technology turbo …

Kenmore 1321 24" White/Black Built-in Dishwasher 
The Kenmore 1321 24" built-in dishwasher comes with the SmartWash feature that easily detects the amount of water, energy, and time needed to complete …

GE GSD2350RCS 24 inch Built-in Dishwasher 
While this is a good dishwasher and without a doubt does an excellent job in cleaning the dishes I sometimes still feel disappointed in it. it does excellent …

Kenmore Smartwash Quietguard 
I purchased this dishwasher when the original one put in the house stopped working. This is a great dishwasher. One of my favorite features is the programmable …

Kenmore 1390 24" White/Stainless Steel/Black Built-in Dishwasher 
The Kenmore 1390 built-in dishwasher is an unobtrusive device that easily blends in with the kitchen decor and produces very low murmurs when in use. This …

Kenmore Precision Wash Quiet Guard Standard 
We got this dishwasher from our insurance company as a replacement for our old Maytag dishwasher, so the only thing we got to choose about it was the color …

Kenmore Elite Dishwasher 
We recently purchased a Kenmore Elite Double Drawer Dishwasher. We are extremely happy with this purchase. It is the same size as a normal loading dishwasher, …

Kenmore Elite with SmartWash Model 1392 
Aug 2, 2012: We've had our dishwasher for just over a year now, and still have a Sears Protection Agreement until 2016 (at a $767.00 hefty pricetag just …

Kenmore 1392 Elite 24" Stainless Steel/White/Black Built-in Dishwasher,  
The Kenmore Elite 1392 built-in dishwasher boasts of the 360 degree PowerWash Technology as well as the UltraWash system. Both are designed to create …

Kenmore Elite 1396 24" Built-in Dishwasher 
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Kenmore 1526 White Built-In Dishwasher 24 inches 
The Kenmore 1526 White Built-In Dishwasher 24 inches comes with an Energy Star rating that makes it ideal for economic minded users. Its space saving feature …

Kenmore 24 inch Built in Dishwasher with 5 level Precision Wash System 
I bought my dishwasher from Sears when we remodeled our kitchen. The dishwasher that was there before was unreliable and leaked. It was some sort of …

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Kenmore Elite 665.13783 Not rated yet
We have had bad luck with this dishwasher. The dishwasher does not clean despite following all manufacturer's instructions. Burning rubber smells led …

587.1527 Not rated yet
Do NOT buy this dishwasher. It is the biggest piece of crap out there. Regular cycle runs 99 minutes and does not even dissolve gel dishwasher soap. …

Kenmore Ultra Wash 665.1304 Not rated yet
We have a Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher purchased in 2012. It cleans fine, but there is a part on it that keeps breaking and needs replaced. It is an upper …

Kenmore Elite  Not rated yet
I have had my Kenmore Elite for less than 2 years. After 1 year, it started leaking from the front left corner. A Sears repairman came and told me that …

Kenmore Elite 665.1726402 Not rated yet
This model is not the one to buy. The circuit board is defective and has to keep getting repaired. My dishwasher right now is not working. We paid …

Kenmore Ultrawash dishwasher 665.1321 Not rated yet
our machine is 2 years old. Working fine untill a month ago. we are finding that food is sticking to the plates and bowls. We checked all the proceedures …

Kenmore Elite dishwasher Model-655 13964K015 Stock no. 13964K Type no. 586-1 Not rated yet
Kenmore Elite Dishwasher - purchased April 2012. It quit working in October 2012. We had a factory warranty and a purchased extended warranty. Sears …

Kitchenaid KUDS30IXSS4 Not rated yet
We bought this machine about 20 months ago. It performs well and is very quiet. Major issue with it is the front mounted touch controls. If someone …

Kenmore Ultra Wash 665.1622 Not rated yet
I've owned this dishwasher for about five years. It has not been a lemmon, but it certainly has not lived up to the Kenmore legacy. Most problematic …

Kenmore Elite model 665 #15982990 Not rated yet
we just moved into our home and discovered the dishwasher stinks when you open it. Smells almost like sour milk. what is it and what can i do to get rid …

Kenmore ultrawash 223 613 839 Not rated yet
This was a terrible purchase. We bought it from Sears in Nanaimo in January 2008 for $708.00. Less than a year later the whole control panel needed replacing. …

kenmore undercounter dishwasher Not rated yet
bought this new, worked for a few weeks then I noticed it wasnt draining well, spraying dirty leftover water on clean dishes in the rinse cycle,tried to …

kENMORE ELITE MODEL#665.13922K015 Not rated yet
BARELY 3 MONTHS OLD AND HAD THE REPAIR MAN HERE TWICE. FIRST TIME THE CONTROL PANEL KEPT FLASHING BLUE LIGHT AND A MAKING A BEEPING NOISE. REPAIR PERSON …

Kenmore Dishwasher 665 13922KO10 Not rated yet
In the first year we could not keep the top rack in place. Finally it wouldn't let the dishwasher run. We had the repairman come, fortunately it was …

Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash Model 665.13929, 13924 Not rated yet
As far as cleaning dishes goes, and for being a quiet dishwasher, this is pretty good. But, that's about as far as it goes. First of all, the control …

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The worst dishwasher EVER!!! I have had it less than a year and the computer has gone out twice leaving me waiting months for sears to come and check it …

Kenmore Quietguard Standard Not rated yet
"Quiet" huh? Really? Because it appears to be the exact opposite of quiet for starters. Secondly, plan on running your load twice because that's the only …

Kenmore Precision Quiet Guard Dishwasher Not rated yet
We are permanent residents in NYC who bought all new Sears appliances including Kenmore dishwasher for our Tampa vacation home. Our visits are infrequent, …

S35K35UC-59 Not rated yet
A fantastic dishwasher as far cleaning and so very quiet. I am very disappointed in the racks. Who ever designed the racks for the dishwasher should …

Ultra wash quiet guard premium  Not rated yet
Well for the first 4 year it worked well but now it barely cleans! We have to run things like 10 times! This sucks. If any1 has suggestions, I would appreciate …

Kenmore Ultrawash Quiet Guard Deluxe with Turbo Wash Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1317 Elite Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher 24-inch  Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1346 Black Built-in Dishwasher  Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1399 Elite Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1523 24" Built-in Dishwasher Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1348 Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher  Not rated yet
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Kenmore Elite 1393 24" Built-in Dishwasher Not rated yet
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Kenmore Elite 1404 Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher 24 inches  Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1344 White Built-in Dishwasher  Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1374 24" Stainless Steel/White/Bisque/Black Built-In Dishwasher, Tall Tub Design, SmartWash w/ Optical Soil Sensor, Energy Star  Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1391 Built In White Dishwasher  Not rated yet
Kenmore’s innovative built in 1391 dishwasher offers a variety of efficient and advanced features. Thanks to an energy-saving 306 killowatts used per year, …

Kenmore Elite 1394 24" Steel Built-in Dishwasher Not rated yet
The Kenmore Elite 1394 24" built-in dishwasher is equipped with energy- and water-saving capabilities to suit every household. The model boasts of the …

Kenmore 1440 18" Stainless Steel/Black/White Built-in Dishwasher Not rated yet
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Kenmore 1772 Portable Black Built-in Dishwasher  Not rated yet
The 1772 model of Kenmore portable dishwashers are the best option for functionality and style. If you want a hardworking dishwasher that would also fit …

Kenmore Elite White 24" Single Drawer Dishwasher with Spin Action (1332)  Not rated yet
The Kenmore Elite White 24" Single Drawer Dishwasher with Spin Action (1332) has several features that make dishwashing an easy chore. Energy-efficient …

Visitor Reviews Kenmore Dishwasher 1441 Not rated yet
Some consumers simply don't have enough space in their kitchen for large dishwashers. In cases like these, the best option would be a portable dishwasher. …

Kenmore Elite (1334) 24" Double Drawer Dishwasher  Not rated yet
A single drawer dishwasher may not be enough to accommodate all your soiled dishes. There is actually a double drawer dishwasher that can accommodate more …

Kenmore-24 Built-In Dishwasher. Model 363  Not rated yet
We bought the the dishwasher from Sears for a pretty reasonable price (around $250)about 3 years ago. It was made by GE and we hasn't broken down on us …

Kenmore Dishwashers Quietguard Standard Reviews Not rated yet
This particular dishwasher was already installed when I moved into my apartment. It was a brand new installation, however. I have had it for approximately …

Visitor Reviews Kenmore Dishwashers Model 587  Not rated yet
We bought our Kenmore dishwasher a little over two years ago and have had nothing but problems. It gets stuck in the glass wash and quick rinse cycles …

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Kenmore Overview

Elite Turbo Zone

Many Kenmore dishwashers feature the Elite Turbo Zone, which is specific to Kenmore brands only. These dishwashers offer a power clean that can take care of even the messiest jobs, such as messes that are baked on.

The power jets spray while rotating and eliminate the need to scrub and soak your dishes. What makes this feature even more spectacular is that it does all this, gets your dishes clean, all while using less energy and water, as much as fifty percent less, than using the cycle dedicated to pots and pans.

Smart Wash system

You can also take advantage of the Kenmore Smart wash. All you need to do is push one simple button and you can save yourself a great deal of money, energy, and water.

Smart Wash contains a technologically advanced sensor that can determine the size of the load, as well as the "dirtiness" of the dishes. Accurate in most all cases,

Smart wash can determine if the load is small or large. It can also determine if the dishes are heavily or lightly soiled.

After making this determination, the sensor will then determine just how much energy, water, and time it will need to make sure your dishes are clean.

Ultra Wash System

Some models also include the Ultra Wash System. This system is designed to eliminating rinsing and clean your dishes better.

The filtration system include a triple action filter that makes sure that your dishes are clean at all times, even making sure that the soil removed does not get back on the clean dishes.

Smart Touch

If you have animals that like to hop on your appliances, then a Smart Touch machine may be more suitable for you. These models give you a console that is state of the art.

It features a touchpad that is circular and only responds to the human touch.

Overview of Kenmore Dishwasher Models

Kenmore Elite Dishwasher Features

Kenmore Elite is a powerful dishwasher. Kenmore Elite models features Energy STAR qualification and design that is perfect for any home.

Some features of the Elite include Smart sense, which is a sensor that works to save you time and money.

This feature automatically determines and adjusts itself to achieve the right temperature and wash time for the level of food left on the dishes.

Elite also features a Sani Rinse, this feature increases the temperature of the final rinse, which is known and proven to eliminate almost 100% of the bacteria on the dishes.

Sensor dry is also a feature included on the Elite, this provide you with optimal drying, which is tailored to the wash cycle.

With this model you can also enjoy quick wash, which gets your lightly dirty dishes clean in just thirty five minutes.

Other features include delay start, for up to eight hours, the capability to add a dish during the cycle, LED indicators, child lock, and other fabulous features.

Kenmore Drawer Dishwashers

Kenmore Drawer dishwashers also offer a host of fabulous features. For instance, the dishwasher has the capabilities of accommodating up to ten place settings per load.

It also features many of the same benefits as the elite, such as Child lock, control indicators, the ability to recall the last cycle, QuietGuard sound package, and the ability to add a dish during the cycle.

You can also enjoy an audible chime to alert you when the cycle has ended or the drawer has been opened. This model comes with a detergent and rinse aid dispenser, as well as a console indicator when the rinse aid is empty.

These dishwashers include an optical soil sensor, spin action spray bar, automatic temperature control, three stage filtration system, air dry and sensor dry.

Kenmore Portable Dishwasher

With your Kenmore portable dishwasher, you can choose from a variety of models and colors. Some features that you can enjoy include start button memory, child lock, food disposer, ultra space, detergent and rinse aid dispenser, sound and base packages, and automatic temperature control.

You can also enjoy features such as a self cleaning filter, Ultra Wash technology, air drying option, and special cycles such as pots and pans cycle, delay wash, and high temperature wash.

You can expect a variety of different features on your Kenmore dishwasher, it really depends on which model you choose and what options are most important to you.

Kenmore Built In Dishwashers

With Kenmore Built In dishwashers, you can choose from a variety of models. These models include PRO and Elite. You can also choose from a variety of features and options.

These include Ultra Wash, Auto Sensor Wash, HE Filtration, and Turbo Zone. Other features that you might find with your Kenmore Built In Dishwasher include:

  • Giant Tub

  • Third Rack

  • Child Lock

  • Indicators For Cycle Status

  • Cycle Countdown

  • Various Quit Packages such as Ultra Quiet Guard

  • Single or Dual Cup Detergent Dispenser

  • Ability to Change Door Position

  • Dispenser for Rinse Aid

  • Indicator For Rinse Aid (LED or Gauge)

  • Various wash sensors such as optical soil sensor and Smart Wash

  • Different forms of Advanced Technology such as Turbo Zone

  • Control Temperatures Automatically

  • Different Filtration Systems

  • Heat Dry

  • High Temp Dry

  • Air Dry

  • Adjustable Racks

  • Normal Cycle

  • Heavy Cycle

  • Light Wash Cycle

  • Quick Wash

  • Plastic Wash

  • Glassware Cycle

  • Pots and Pans Cycle

  • Half Load Wash

  • High Temp Rinse

  • Wash Delay

  • Pre Soak

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