Kenmore 1326[3] dishwasher

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Summary: This Kenmore conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • An adjustable upper rack.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A stainless-steel interior.
  • No hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Kenmore 1326[3]

The Kenmore 1326[3] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the 1326[3] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.
About This Brand

Kenmore, the largest dishwasher brand in this country, is known for its reliability and dependability and has three lines: Kenmore, Kenmore Elite, and Kenmore Pro. Prices range from approximately $250 for a basic Kenmore model to $1,600 for the double-drawer dishwasher in stainless steel ($1,400 in white). Major features such as the TurboZone power-scrubbing mode tend to be shared among the higher-priced Kenmore models ($650 and up) and the Elite models. Kenmore recently introduced steam cleaning, hidden-control models as well as top-rack-only wash on some Elite models.

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Features & Specs - Kenmore 1326[3]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack Yes
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material stainless-steel
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Kenmore 1326[3]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not all it was made out to be
Attractive Design
Energy Efficient
Simple Controls
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Long Cycle
Best Uses
General Purpose
I twas advertised as a quiet dishwasher, but as it has been used more and more it has become louder. sound is not much different then the base model we had before. Functions are great and is easy to use. We like that it has short cycles though the short cycles are for not so large dirty loads. My biggest issue with it in the upper racks' construction. The wash and heat cycle break down the plastic drawer roller mounts and they bust off. We are on the 3rd set in 2 years. I would not recommend this model or similar model unfortunately due to this issue. I would recommend when you buy make sure it has a stainless tub and not plastic will deaden sound a bit more.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Far exceeded expectations
Adjustable top rack
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Lots of room
Simple Controls
Best Uses
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Smaller Kitchens
Our old Kenmore dishwasher was purchased in 1995, and was way past due for replacing, although it still worked, so it is a real joy to have this one. It is so quiet! The stainless interior is very nice, and we assume it will not get stained like the old one. The cycles seem long, but they have changed in clothes washers as well, so we just accept it. We run it about every 3 - 4 days, since it is just my wife and I now. If we run it over night, we use the normal cycle, and if we run it during the day, the 1 hour cycle works great, plus the heated dry cycle. That may change, however. The manual says the dishes will need to be dried without the heated drying cycle, but the reviews here say it isn't necessary, so we will try it without. The Energy Star rating, which was a real selling point for us, was based on the normal cycle with the heated dry, so haven't worried about the extra cost of drying.<br /><br />Loading, running, and unloading is my job, especially while it is fairly new, and it is a snap. It holds so many dishes and silverware, and they always come out clean. Love it!
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Simple Controls
Best Uses
General Purpose
we have had it for 3 days and it will not drain called Sears and they said it will be 3 weeks before they can come out to fix it .Also was on the phone with about 5 people before found someone who could help that was after about 45 minutes and two calls back.They did the install also
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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