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Kenmore Elite 14683 18" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  A bar handle and hidden controls (a blue beam shines on the floor when a cycle ends) add stylish touches to the compact (17.625" wide) Kenmore 14683 dishwasher, which should handle the dishwashing needs of a small household while being relatively quiet compared to older models. This machine is stainless steel inside and out, and comes with a removable upper rack; fold-down tines on the lower rack; and the ability to have the door remain open in multiple positions. Like all Kenmore appliances, these units are sold only at Sears, Kmart or

Models: 14683 (Stainless Steel)


(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
Stainless  Source
$730Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$730Kmart (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$ (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


DimensionsHeight: 35"
Width: 17.625"
Depth: 24"
Weight69 lbs.
Capacity8 place settings
ColorsStainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 56dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
rated CEE Tier I (meets higher standards by the nonprofit Consortium for Energy Efficiency -- Tier III is the most energy efficient)
Estimated Cost Per Year$30 with electric water heater, $21 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles5: normal, pots & pans, high temp wash, cancel & drain, quick rinse
Additional Settings3: sanitize rinse, unheated air dry, delay start (2, 4 or 6 hours)
ControlsElectronic, hidden on top edge of door, with control lock; blue beam shines on floor when cycle is finished
Sensor WashNo
Silverware basketSilverware basket with covers in lower rack; small item holder in upper rack
FilterManually clean
Tub heightStandard
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon-coated
Other FeaturesMultiple door positions
Food disposer/grinder
Removable upper rack
Fold-down tines on lower rack
Rinse aid dispenser and indicator
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

In September 2012 there was only one online user review for the Kenmore 14683 at Sears; while it is positive and says the machine is quiet, there was simply not much consumer feedback available for this model. 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.