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4.5 | 70 Reviews

ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with Sensor Cycle

Whirlpool WDF540PADB

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Cycle Memory
  • Soil Sensor
  • In-Door Silverware Basket
  • Sani Rinse Option

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In
  • Width: 23.88"
  • Height: 34.5"
  • Depth: 24.5"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: No
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 53.0 dB

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Sensor Cycle

Automatically selects the right wash and dry settings for your load by using two separate sensors to measure temperature, soil level and load size once during the prewash and once during the wash cycle.

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1-Hour Wash Cycle

Clean dishes in half the time 3 so your plates, pans and glasses are thoroughly cleaned up and taken care of in just an hour.

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No One Has Fewer Repairs 20 Years in a Row

For 20 years in a row, no other brand has had fewer dishwasher repairs, so you can rest assured it will continue to function the way your family needs it to.

Cycle Memory Quickly start your dishwasher with one button. It automatically remembers the last cycle you picked so it's stored and ready to go.

Soil Sensor Determines how dirty dishes are and adjusts the Normal cycle as needed to make sure dishes come out clean.

In-Door Silverware Basket Frees up rack space by easily fitting on the front of the lower rack or in the door to make room for more dishes.

Normal Cycle Use for normal amounts of food soil to clean up leftover messes from your day-to-day meals.

Heavy Cycle Take care of heavily-soiled messes and other hard-to-clean dishes without the extra elbow grease by adding extra time to the cycle.

Heated Dry Option Use a clean, dry dish straight from the dishwasher thanks to added heat for drying. For optimal drying results, use this option with rinse aid.

ENERGY STAR® Certified Exceeds government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

Features

  • Cycle Memory
  • Soil Sensor
  • In-Door Silverware Basket
  • Sani Rinse Option
  • Normal Cycle
  • Heavy Cycle
  • High Temperature Wash Option
  • Heated Dry Option
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the U.S.A. with American Pride
Dimensions
Depth 24-1/2 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 49-1/2 in
Height 34-1/2 in
Maximum Height 34-1/2 in
Minimum Height 33-1/2 in
Number of Place Settings 15
Width 23-7/8 in
Configuration and Overview
CEE Tier Tier I
Decibel Level dBA 53
Dishwasher Type Built-In
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
UL UL
Controls
Control Location Blue
Sensor Yes
Appearance
Handle Color Stainless Steel
Handle Type Pocket Handle
Window No
Details
Dispenser Detergent and Rinse Aid
Number of Racks 2
Number of Wash Levels 5.0
Number of Washarms 3
Rack Material Nylon
Rinse Aid Dispenser Level Indicator Yes
Tub Material Plastic
Tub Style Built-in Tall Tub 24""
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 5
Upper Rack
Adjustable No
Cushion-Tip Tines Yes
Extras 1-11"" Cup Shelf, 2-No Flip Clips
Fold-Down Tines No
Style Straight
Utility Basket No
Lower Rack
Cushion-Tip Tines No
Fold-Down Tines No
Glides Rollers
Style Straight
Utility Basket No
Silverware Basket
Location Rack or Door
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Kosher Consumer Friendly Yes
NSF® Certified Yes
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Compatibility
Connectivity No
Works With No

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 23.88"
  • Height: 34.5"
  • Depth: 24.5"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: No
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 53.0 dB

Soil Sensor

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Sensor Cycle

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Silverware Spray

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TargetClean™ Option

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TotalCoverage Spray Arm

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Adjustable Upper Rack

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4.5 out of 5

94% of reviewers recommend this product.

I'm not happy with the rack design

Amy 3/29/2017

Our 10 year old dishwasher broke over Christmas. We had a repairman out to service it and the cost of repairs was more than 50% of buying new. If we bought a dishwasher through the repairman the cost of the service call would be applied toward the new dishwasher and installation. I didn't go in person to see what the inside of the Whirlpool looked like which was a big mistake. I should have gone to see how the racks were designed and how my dishes would fit inside. The dishwasher works well and cleans our dishes so I don't have any complaints about the performance

No, I do not recommend this product

Love the Dishwasher

Kattidid 3/28/2017

I have had numerous dishwashers over the years. I am very pleased with the Whirlpool dishwasher. Great price for a great dishwasher with numerous cycles.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Whirlpool dishwasher

Papajedi 3/28/2017

This is a very good dishwasher

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my dishwasher!

Cady Rey 3/22/2017

Works great and for a great price!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dishwasher

KL 3/21/2017

It certainly works better than the Whirlpool we had. I don't have the model number, but it lasted from 2001 or so.

Yes, I recommend this product

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My perfect new Maid

Mr. Shoe 3/21/2017

I got a Whirlpool refrigerator a year ago. When it was time to get a dishwasher, I didn't have to think twice. The dishwasher is perfect.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great machine!

Racegirl 3/20/2017

I am so impressed with this dishwasher!! My glasses sparkle, the plates shine, I just love it!! I put pans in without soaking or scrubbing and they come out spotless!! It runs so quite you really have to listen to know it's running!! I wish it had a cycle timer so I could see how much time is left, but I love it anyways!! The inside is so pretty!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Chief 3/20/2017

Quit and real clean dishes.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Features

Tired of washing dishes 3/20/2017

I bought this dishwasher about 1 month ago and I like it very much. The black color goes great with my kitchen decor. I love the sensor cycle so that I don't need to think about which cycle I need for which load. My dishes are clean and dry and so are my pot and pans. It is also a very quiet dishwasher and I love that it has 3 tiers of spray.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy-To-Use Dishwasher

Care provider 3/15/2017

We bought this dishwasher for two developmentally handicapped gentlemen getting their first apartment. We were interested in an appliance that was functional for them. They were able to quickly learn to operate this dishwasher and were independently using it within one week.

Yes, I recommend this product

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The Perfect Replacement

Betty 3/15/2017

My new Whirlpool dishwasher has been the perfect replacement after my 23 years old Whirlpool dishwasher stopped working. Actually, I probably could have had my old one fixed, but felt it was time for a new one. My new dishwasher is so quiet that I sometimes stay in the kitchen an extra minute waiting for sounds so I know it is running. Everything comes out sparkling clean and I never have to re-wash anything. Based on other reviews, I had concerns about things not drying properly. That was not a problem. I usually start the washer in the evening and take the clean dishes out the next morning. Everything is always completely dry. Of course, nothing is perfect, but the only thing I don't like is that when I open the door, I need to push it all the way down as it stops before it is completely down. That's a minor inconvenience considering how well this dishwasher performs.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet dishwasher

Sunshine 3/15/2017

I love the dishwasher. No scraping of plates, everything is clean and it is nice and quiet

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dishwasher-does exactly what it is supposed to do.

Rocco 3/14/2017

Very nice appliance for the price. Very quiet, does a great job. We were surprised that there was no power cord but it was an easy fix to use the old one from the last machine. We would recommend to all of our friends.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent Appliance

FWH 3/14/2017

My prior dishwasher was also a Whirlpool. After many, many years and daily use it died. The next day I went to my local dealer and purchased another Whirlpool. It's a remarkable unit which has many features. It operates quietly and efficiently. The drying cycle is exceptional!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very New

Bugsy 2002 3/13/2017

I based my decision on reviews at Consumer Reports. This model was rated the same as more expensive Makes

Yes, I recommend this product

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so far so good

Big Den 3/13/2017

Have used dishwasher for about a month now and it works great, much quieter and somewhat larger than our last one, also a Whirlpool about 19 years old, I did notice that the new one has a lot more plastic parts but that's how things are now, overall very pleased

Yes, I recommend this product

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Happy with Whirlpool so far.

Shel 3/9/2017

Replaced our beloved dishwasher of 30 years with the whirlpool that was on sale.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Efficient and Quiet

none 3/8/2017

We have had this dishwasher for about a month and are extremely satisfied with it's performance.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the sensor cycle

Annie 3/5/2017

I found the reviews in consumer report to be very helpful.

Yes, I recommend this product

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VERY quiet!

Lorijean 2/28/2017

Our last dishwasher was also a Whirlpool. Our new one has some new features and much more interior room. I can put pots in the bottom that would never have fit before.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Barb 2/23/2017

love thus dishwasher. it is so quiet

Yes, I recommend this product

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What treat to have a super quiet, and efficient Dishwasher!

Yerda 2/21/2017

Our previous dishwasher basically required hand washing the dishes before putting in the dishwasher, and then leaving the house when it was time to turn it on, because of the noise. Our new Whirlpool Dishwasher is SO DIFFERENT! It's so quiet we don't notice it's on, and the dishes come out sparkling, without rinsing first...it is brilliant!

Yes, I recommend this product

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happy purchase

jj 2/20/2017

I have only had dishwasher for 2 weeks but so far so good. My previous dishwasher was 20+ years old so a much needed improvement.

Yes, I recommend this product

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convenient features

Barb 2/20/2017

Had to replace my 22 year old dishwasher - saw this dishwasher on a promotion from a local dealer. It was a basic model, which I preferred, but had good features and is energy efficient.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Jamie 2/14/2017

It was a Christmas present and I love it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love this dishwasher!!

Chani 2/13/2017

I am in love with this dishwasher. The racks have enough space in between them as well as the silverware basket can go onto the door giving you more space for larger dishes. The only issue I have with this product is the heat dry which seems to make it more of like a rainforest in the dishwasher which leaves the dishes to still be wet and I have to hand dry them.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Spotless

Spotless 2/11/2017

Bought this dishwasher for a second home since I have had such good luck with the one in my primary residence. Only thing that is a little funky is the lock/unlock situation.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quieter than I expect

I can talk in the kitchen again 2/11/2017

I bought this dishwasher to replace a leaking dishwasher that was so loud you couldn't have a conversation in the kitchen while it was running. We were looking for a low 40db because we didn't know what we previously had, I installed it and we ran the dishwasher that night and you could barely hear it, I wish I could hear one of the 42db to see the difference but I don't think it would be worth the extra $400. It also fits our dishes better than our old cheapo, my wife has some tall travel cups that had to lay down in our old one but they actually stand upright in this one. The only downside is it is tricky to get our storage container lids to stand how I want them but that's nothing. I also moved the silverware holder from the door to the bottom tray because they didn't seem as clean as they should be.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it

Cage 2/9/2017

Dishes are clean...quiet!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works Great

Colonel B 2/7/2017

Have had the dishwasher for several months. It does what it's supposed to do. Only observations are that you have to rinse dishes and silverware prior to running through dishwasher and it is a little louder than the one it replaced.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Used by Brookside Builders

Terri the Teacher 2/7/2017

This was installed in our new home by the builders.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Would purchase again...

Deb 2/3/2017

Purchased dishwasher this past December when my current dishwasher failed and I had out of town company. I like to cook and, needless to say, I've been giving this dishwasher a workout ever since. The dishwasher has not disappointed. It's quiet, cleans all the dishes, including pots & pans, thoroughly, and the moveable silverware holder makes it easy to accommodate large pots and pans.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Super Clean Dishes

Cindy Lou Who 2/1/2017

I bought this about a month and half ago and I love it! the dishes come out dry as a bone on the air setting and super clean. It's a great deal for the price.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love it!!

jjajcbrad 1/26/2017

We replaced our old dishwasher and have been very satisfied so far! The dishes are clean and the noise is minimal.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love the room inside.

Pricing girl 1/23/2017

This dishwasher is so quiet and the dishes come out sparkling clean. We haven't used the sensor cycle yet, so I can't offer an opinion.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome!

Kbray 1/16/2017

This is a great dishwasher. We never realized how noisy our old one was until we got this one, we don't even hear it running! Tons of rack space and washes our dishes great

Yes, I recommend this product

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My Best Helper

Alice 1/10/2017

I bought this just before Christmas. With all the company I had over the holidays, I could not done without it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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My dishwasher...a great gift!

Lou 1/5/2017

Our children surprised us with a new dishwasher for CHRISTmas. I love it! It is by far the quietest one I've ever had. We can actually stay in the kitchen and carry on a conversation while it is running. It is spacious and the dishes come out sparkling and spot-free. (I sound like a commercial!) Very pleased with this product. Thank you for producing it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my Whirlpool appliances

Chris 1/5/2017

Replaced my old Whirlpool dishwasher that had lasted about 12 years with a new one. Much quieter but do miss the ability to reconfigure the racks in the new one. Generally, love Whirlpool appliances as they are what I have for all my major appliances.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Clean machine 1/4/2017

It was a Christmas gift with all the trimming

Yes, I recommend this product

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My best helper.

Alice 1/3/2017

I have had my dishwasher for over a month. My dishes and silverware have never been so clean!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet Dishwasher...

Claire Ann 1/2/2017

...and my dishes come out clean! What else can you want?!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Stainless Steel Sensor Dishwasher...

JC 12/27/2016

I fell in love with the style of this one. Enjoyed doing my first load in it after running it to clean it out. Was very impressed with how clean it got our dishes....Love it!!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Roomy and adaptable

Sandy 12/27/2016

I like the fact that both the top and bottom can accommodate my long wine glasses and large dinner plates, which my former dishwasher couldn't do. I was hoping that this new washer would do as good a job as my former one, and it cleans even better, even with the hard water we have in Phoenix. One minus is that I don't know how much time is left for the cycle nor which cycle the washer is in--useful information that I miss.

Yes, I recommend this product

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wish it was better made

metsfan 12/26/2016

First dishwasher installed leaked and had to be replaced. We have the new one running for a few weeks now. The main issue that I have with this dishwasher is the door. It does not feel locked when you close it. Wish it would have the "lock noise" so I knew it was fully closed. This is not the bottom priced Whirlpool in their line but it sure feels like it is bottom quality.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Bill 12/21/2016

Happy with the appliance.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Cleans well

Kimkay 12/21/2016

We purchased our new dishwasher within the past month. We have nothing but good to say about it. Cleans well and runs quietly.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet, great cleaner

Mamawto3 boys 12/19/2016

I recently purchased this from my local dealer. This is the best cleaner I have ever found in a dishwasher. The settings are great. I use 1 hour mostly because there is only 2 of us. But when family is here it still exceeds my expectations. Love that I can move the silverware rack if need be. I can use heated dry unless I decide not to. I love the stop cancel buttons.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very efficient...cleans perfectly...fits high items

Pat 12/17/2016

I love it

Yes, I recommend this product

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new home

Rich 12/14/2016

purchased with new home build.

Yes, I recommend this product

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