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Kenmore Elite 12783 dishwasher

 
Approximate retail price:
$899.99
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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.
  • Some hidden controls.
  • Adjustable tines.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Community icon42 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Bad experience
6/8/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Control Panel Malfunction
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Requires Frequent Mainten
Unreliable
Warranty Not Effective
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
The control panel malfunctions easily and shuts the machine down. Restarting the machine requires a technician visit. Parts replaced three times without fix ing the problem. Very expensive machine to be so faulty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Don't Buy
6/4/2015
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Does Not Clean The Dishe
Leave Detergent Residues
Leave Dry Aide Residue
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I have purchased Kenmore Elite 12783 dishwasher from Sears last week.I based my decision to buy it on Consumer Reports high rating. It is rated above 80, with rave recommendation. The machine was installed on Thursday, May 28.<br /><br />It turned out that it does not clean well. Even Though I have used the correct amount of detergent and the water are 120 degree, tomato soup has remained on the dishes even after 3 washing attempt. Cups and glasses have remained dirty and detergent residue have accumulated on the bottom and on the machine's door.<br /><br />A technician that came to check the machine has deemed that there was nothing wrong with it , and that I should wash the dishes prior to loading them into the machine. That is in conflict with the written instructions which says that no pre wash is required. To replace the machine Sears charges 15%. <br /><br />A co-worker told me that she had a similar experience with this machine.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
terrible dishwasher
4/29/2015
Pros
NONE
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Delicate Items
Comment:
I have never had a dishwasher to preform so awful
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Kenmore Elite 12783 is part of the Dishwashers test program at Consumer Reports. The Kenmore Elite 12783 Dishwashers features and specs include Self-cleaning filter, Interior material, Sensor, Stainless/SS-look option, Adjustable upper rack, Ample flatware slots, Hidden controls. In our lab tests, Dishwashers models like the Kenmore Elite 12783 are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Washing, Ease of use, Energy use, Cycle time (min.). Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Kenmore Elite 12783 based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Kenmore Elite 12783 include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Kenmore Elite 12783.
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