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Kenmore 1329[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$570
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Kenmore 1326[3] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Kenmore 1329[ ]

The Kenmore 1329[ ] is a dishwasher available from Kenmore. The 1329[ ] typically costs $570 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the 1329[ ].


Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.

Adjustable upper rack:
Most models hold cups and glasses on the top rack, plates on the lower rack, and silverware in a basket. The ability to adjust the upper rack up or down an inch or so allows for more flexibility in loading items such as tall glasses.

Sensor:
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Kenmore 1326[3] were applied to untested model Kenmore 1329[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Kenmore 1326[3]
Approximate retail price:
$674.99
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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 1329[ ]
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 1329[ ]
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Unhappy Kenmore Customer
1/22/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Doesn't Dry Well
Unreliable
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Our family bought this DW less than a year ago. When it is working, it works pretty well. I have had to call several times for repair, fortunately, it is still under the standard warranty. <br />Currently, I have had a problem with the top rack of the dishwasher and have put in several calls to the 1-800#. They have sent me several packages to repair this problem and none of the parts they have mailed to me are the right parts. This problem has been going on for almost a month. I am currently waiting ANOTHER WEEK for a repair tech to come to the house (after one cancelled on me last week).<br />Customer service has been less than helpful and seems completely uninterested in making this problem go away. I will not be purchasing any Kenmore products in the future and am very unhappy with Sears customer service. Also - I'm really not looking forward to next month when the warranty runs out!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Didn't last 3 years
5/4/2013
Pros
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
We're An Avg Use Family
Comment:
This is a review on the Kenmore 665-1348 Ultra. I bought it in June 2010 and wrote a review on it in July 2010 (in this forum under the nickname SkepTic)) giving it 4 stars. I am now rescinding 3 of those stars - thus giving this 1 star.<br /><br />18 months after we bought it the control panel went out. The problem symptom was that when you pressed the start button, nothing would happen. I had an appliance repair shop fix it - it took 8 days to get the part in and cost me 1/3 of what I originally paid for the whole DW. Then 14 months later the same symptom started appearing periodically. It seems that the control panel was again going out.<br /><br />The Kenmore headquarters was of no help. The CSR at Kenmore's 1-800 number told me someone would call me back to work something out, but of course nobody called me back. I went to both a home improvement warehouse retailer and my local Kenmore store in search of a new DW and a deal because I was not going to stick another $260 into this less than 3 year old Kenmore.<br /><br />The home improvement warehouse store didn't have much of a selection and a sales rep was nowhere to be found. The Kenmore retailer had a good selection (of OTHER makes) and was willing to give me an extra 10% off a replacement because of my Kenmore experience. So this time I bought a Kitchenaid (based on friends' experiences and recommendations).<br /><br />The control panel in the Kenmores is located next to a heat/steam vent. I suspect when the steam/heat vents during the drying cycle it leaks into and condenses onto the control panel and corrodes the contacts.<br /><br />So my Kenmore DW didn't even make it to the 3 year mark. This was an expensive mistake. I didn't buy the extended warranty because the sales people push them too hard and I resent having to pay protection money for a durable good that should be durable.<br /><br />This time I VERY reluctantly and resentfully bought the service agreement.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
buy kemore for reliability
1/18/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Can't believe how quiet it is
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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