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Kenmore Elite 12783
 
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 icon31 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Conventional dishwashers
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Many Issues and Reached Last Straw
11/12/2014
Pros
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
Over the 2 years that we have had this dishwasher, we have had to replace parts of the rack that keep the rack attached to the side rails on the top and replaced the wheel assembly on the bottom rack. The cheap plastic does not hold up well for this. The last straw happened a few days ago when the connectors under the dishwasher broke and sprayed the electrical panel. After searching the error code, discovered that there are several web sites with this and similar Sears models that have an issue with this. Due to the cost of repair we are most likely going to replace the dishwasher with another. Fortunately, we had minimal water damage, but there was A LOT OF water since the it was coming out like a garden hose from the cheap plastic connector that broke.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
not recommended
10/23/2014
Pros
Cleans Well
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
I hate this dish washer!!!! wish I would have never replaced my old one. I changed dish washers because i switched to stainless steel. I have to replace the clips that hold the top rack on every 4-6 months, these parts are not cheap nor easy to install.the top rack can not be filled with all glass cups or the rack pins break and the rack comes crashing down.The inside plastic melted when i used the santi- dry. The inside of the dish washer looks to be about 30 yrs old when the outside is only 3 years old. great looks from outside , but inside is a complete 360.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Very quiet but flimsy plastic parts
10/17/2014
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Broken plastic parts
Unreliable
Best Uses
Delicate Items
General Purpose
Larger Kitchens
Pots and Pans
Comment:
I have had to get replacement plastic clips that hold the adjustable tines and the replacement ones were also unreliable. We use it every couple of days and after 2 1/2 years it will not start. It is extremely quiet but we are going back to Our old brand immediately, the last one we had went over 10 years before being repaired.
How long have you owned it:
More than 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 Interior material, Self-cleaning filter, 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 Cycle time (min.), Noise, Overall score, Washing, Ease of use, Energy use. 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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