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Kenmore 1466 18" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Kenmore 1466 dishwashers are relatively energy-efficient and offer a fair number of features for compact models less than 18" wide, and should handle the dishwashing needs of a small household. These machines have six wash cycles, plus a stainless steel tub; the ability to delay the start of a wash cycle by 2 or 4 hours; a choice to save energy by air drying instead of using the heating element; and removable upper and lower racks. Like all Kenmore appliances, these units are sold only at Sears, Kmart or Kenmore.com.

Models: 14662 (White), 14669 (Black), 14663 (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$710$710$860MSRP
$530$530$640Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$530$530$640Kmart (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$530$530$640Kenmore.com (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Additional Costs:

$0-$70+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$130-$180+Extended warranty, depending on terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 32.5"-34.875"
Width: 17.625"
Depth: 23"
Weight71 lbs.
Capacity8 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless steel (with black handle and control panel)
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 59dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$30 with electric water heater, $21 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles6: pots & pans, normal, light, china/gentle, eco (energy-saving), quick rinse
Additional Settings3: unheated air dry, high temp wash, delay start by 2 or 4 hours
ControlsElectronic, on top front panel
Sensor WashNo
Silverware basketSplittable covered silverware basket in lower rack
FilterManually clean
Tub heightStandard
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon-coated
Other FeaturesRemovable upper and lower racks
Rinse aid dispenser and Indicator
Food disposer/grinder
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Kenmore.com.

What People Are Saying:

In September 2012 there were only a couple online user reviews for the Kenmore 1466 at Sears, and they were both positive, saying the machine cleans and dries well, and fits into a narrow kitchen. For Kenmore products in general, a user survey by Consumer Reports found it to be one of the less repair-prone brands, with about 9% of owners reporting repairs and serious problems compared to 8%-21% for 13 other brands.