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ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with Sensor Cycle

Model # WDF540PADW

 4.5 out of 5 (1765 Reviews)

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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

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4.5

out of 5 (1765 Reviews)

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

I love Whirlpool

Submitted by Lenore - 10/7/2017

This dishwasher is a replacement for a 15 year old Whirlpool. It has everything I need in a dishwasher. The price was reasonable as well.

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Nice and quiet!

Submitted by Silk - 10/6/2017

Easy to close, easy to use, nice features.

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Great Features

Submitted by Ron - 10/4/2017

I'm very happy with this dishwasher. It runs quietly and cleans much better than the old one.

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Quiet

Submitted by CD - 10/4/2017

A very quiet dishwasher with good cleaning. I don't like that it doesn't have a locking mechanism on the door just pressure. I'm not sure how that will work out in the future. That's why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5.

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Good features

Submitted by Judy - 10/4/2017

Happy with unit. Very quiet

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Quiet machine!

Submitted by Kevin - 10/2/2017

I cannot believe how quiet it Is! Replaced my 15 year Maytag with this unit and am very happy with it so far. I'd give it 5 stars but need to see how durable it is. So far it works perfectly and cleans the dishes twice as good as our old dishwasher. Thanks to hurricane Irma for taking out my old dishwasher! It was the only good thing to happen to us from the storm.

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Satisfied

Submitted by Dave - 10/1/2017

Happy with this purchase.

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Many good reviews are sweepstakes entries. Real review here

Submitted by K - 10/1/2017

My landlord bought this dishwasher for our place. Does it clean the dishes? Yes, fairly well. Is it easy to load? yes. So why 3 stars and not 5? Well, it is simple. The drying feature is awful. With a plastic tub, the top rack is wet and the flatware is wet. Can't take the flatware holder out of the finished cycle without dripping water all over the place. I read reviews and don't have the flatware on the door. The amount of leftover water in the unit makes it impossible to close fully between cycles for fear of that mildew smell that comes from standing water at the base of the unit. DON"T BUY this model or any model of Whirlpools that are plastic tub. Many people have commented. I wish I would have given my landlord a hundred dollars to trade up to either a stainless model or non-Whirlpool model.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Front Loader

Submitted by jjwhimp - 10/1/2017

This a great dishwasher. The sound is very minimal. Cleans great. It's modern looking tucked under the counter

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice and Quiet

Submitted by T - 9/30/2017

I'm rating this a 5 thus far. Only washed 4 loads so far but compared to my old Amana, it's really quiet. Can't even tell it's on. Washes nice and doesn't take as long as the old one. I installed it myself and I'm not that handy with this sort of thing so hiring someone to connect it is a total waste of money.

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It's soooo quite

Submitted by TOM - 9/26/2017

My dishes have never been so clean

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Quiet & cleans well. Narrow top for mugs & glasses.

Submitted by Jude - 9/23/2017

Washes well and quiet but the top rack is hard to fit my mugs & glasses in. Rows too narrow. Wish a row of prongs folded down and that the top rack tilted for tall glasses. Also wish bottom rack had some fold down prongs too.

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Doesn't clean dishes

Submitted by Former Fan of Whirlpool - 9/13/2017

I bought this dishwasher to replace a Whirlpool dishwasher that, after 30 years, finally stopped working. I was hoping for performance equal to or better than the previous Whirlpool dishwasher. I am very disappointed. The dishes don't get clean in this dishwasher. Yes, this dishwasher is quieter than the old, but that's because it's not cleaning. The old Whirlpool dishwasher was louder because it was forcefully moving water around, blasting away food particles. The new dishwasher just lightly tosses around water, in the vain hope that detergent alone will do all the work. The difference between the two dishwashers is like a thunderstorm versus a light rain shower. Needless to say, the light rain shower provided by the new dishwasher does not clean the dishes. Secondly, the dishwasher runs significantly longer. The standard cycle runs nearly three times longer than the standard cycle of the old dishwasher. That's three times longer for dishes that are less clean. The controls on the new dishwasher are all push buttons. There is nothing indicating how far along in the wash cycle you are. Nor is there any way to skip ahead (or back) in the cycle. Want to simply rinse a load? Sorry! Not possible. The old dishwasher had a knob that showed at all times where the dishwasher was in the cycle. And you could move it to whatever cycle you wanted. Want to rinse a load? Easy, simply move the knob to the rinse cycle! The silverware drawer in the door is a nice feature and both the old and new dishwashers have it. Unfortunately, the new dishwasher has a redesigned silverware drawer that doesn't work nearly as well. It is much smaller, thus the silverware can't move around (not that the anemic water pressure has enough strength to do that anyway). And half of the dishwasher drawer is obstructed by the soap dispenser, so you can only put short items in that half. Appearance: ugly gray plastic inside, annoyingly large Whirlpool logo outside. I could go on but I'm out of space.

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Greatest dishwasher

Submitted by Sondra - 9/8/2017

We bought this because of the cycle and the sanitizing. It cleans better and more effective than the higher prices ones. It's super quiet and kid friendly with its one button memory

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Great Machine..!!!

Submitted by ted - 9/7/2017

I have owned Whirlpool products for many years, and this one replaced an almost 20 year old Whirlpool at my vacation home, very quiet, performs as expected

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Happy I made the purchase

Submitted by Karen - 9/7/2017

Everything I have put in has come out sparkling clean. Great appliance

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LOVE ALL THE FEATURES

Submitted by DOLLY - 9/1/2017

SO HAPPY I REPLACED MY OLD DISHWASHER THIS NEW ONE IS THE BEST. YOU CAN NOT HEAR IT AT ALL!!

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SATISFIED CUSTOMER

Submitted by BOB - 8/14/2017

PERFORMANCE IS WONDERFUL!

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Excellant features

Submitted by Bill - 8/14/2017

I have other Whirlpool Products, and completed replacing the older appliances

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great product

Submitted by Donna - 8/10/2017

does a great job of cleaning. you hardly notice when its on.

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Looks great, quiet, but not efficient.

Submitted by OpalEyeRye - 8/9/2017

I was so excited to have a new dishwasher I do so much cooking and baking I thought it'd be a godsend.... well I've done 3 loads and I'm not impressed I make sure to rinse off all my dishes really well before i load them and they come out streaky and still have food residue and I have to dry them as I pull each dish out and hand wash the still dirty ones again... I honestly feel like washing them by hand and letting them air dry in a rack on my counter is easier and less time consuming.... I look for ways to make my life more simple any way i can.

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Good Product design

Submitted by Bill - 8/7/2017

Bought the product because it matches our other appliances

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Sturdy

Submitted by LFW - 8/2/2017

The dishwasher has a solid feel to it, nothing flimsy or easily breakable. It is also relatively quiet. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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good

Submitted by D - 8/1/2017

good OK

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Quiet; good features

Submitted by Morris - 7/31/2017

Easy to secure all types of dishes on the racks. Racks move quietly and easily.

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Sleek Looking

Submitted by LFW - 7/27/2017

Only two weeks of operation, so far it does a good job - a solid hitter without most of the extra bells and whistles.

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Quiet feature is the best!

Submitted by Lisa Lee - 7/24/2017

With a family of 5 and already a ton of guests coming to visit this dishwasher has already been through lots of cycles !

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Very quiet!

Submitted by scm - 7/18/2017

purchased 1 month ago--especially pleased with how quiet it is.

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Great Dishwasher

Submitted by Jim - 7/17/2017

My old dishwasher lasted 23 years, then it died abruptly. I've had good luck with Whirlpool stoves and refrigerators so this was my preferred brand when I started shopping for a new dishwasher. I like the features it offers for the price. I only run my dishwasher once or twice a week and I didn't need 15 wash cycles to choose from. Does a great job washing and it's very quiet. I knew it would be quieter than my old one but I was surprised at how quiet it actually is. So far, I'm very pleased. My only (minor) complaint is a lack of progress indicators - a timer or lights showing at what stage it's in would be nice. But very pleased nonetheless.

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Fabulous Dishwasher

Submitted by WhateverYouWantItToBe - 7/13/2017

I LOVE everything about this product and all Maytag products!!

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Great, inexpensive dishwasher

Submitted by Anne - 7/11/2017

Bought this for my canning kitchen. It has proved to be a wise choice. Cleans, sanitizes, quiet, reasonably priced, choice of cycles. So glad I chose this dishwasher.

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Quiet

Submitted by Rock - 7/11/2017

Capacity is very good. Extremely quiet. Happy we bought this dishwasher.

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great dishwasher

Submitted by madmax718 - 7/10/2017

love whirlpool appliances. first whirlpool dishwasher lasted 15 yrs, hope this one does too.

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Easy to use

Submitted by Jaher54 - 7/6/2017

This was a upgrade to our new house, all other appliances work great except dishwasher cleans good but don't dry dishs well they remain wet.

No, I do not recommend this product

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A great replacement

Submitted by Maggie's Mom - 7/5/2017

Bought this to replace an old (15 years!) Whirlpool dishwasher. Live how well it cleans and how quiet it is!

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great dishwasher

Submitted by madurden - 7/4/2017

i bought this a month ago and love it.

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great dishwasher

Submitted by madurden - 7/4/2017

i bought this a month ago and love it.

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Not sure what headline is

Submitted by Debbie - 7/4/2017

I like it so much better than what I had just wish there was a button when I could avoid the heat dry.

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Very satisfied

Submitted by CC - 7/3/2017

This is the third dishwasher I've had in my home and it performs better than any other! My dishes are clean and spot free. I am very happy with it.

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An excellent Washer

Submitted by Grant - 6/28/2017

I bought the washer 2 months ago. It has been an excellent replacement.

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Color I needed

Submitted by Terrir - 6/27/2017

Bought a new dishwasher all my other appliances are the. Bisque color found yours at Anchor Appliance very pleased it runs very. Quietly

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Nice unit

Submitted by DWaters - 6/26/2017

We have had it for about a month. Super quiet and nice features.

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Great Features

Submitted by Juls - 6/20/2017

I bought this about a month ago and I love it. It is so quite and cleans the dishes wonderfully.

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Like the features

Submitted by sprightly gram - 6/20/2017

Has been cleaning dishes well and I like the quietness

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Pretty good, some misses though

Submitted by Friar Law - 6/19/2017

I like that it is energy efficient, cleans very well. Silverware basket not as large as we'd like it to be, and the door you have to push on it to stay down while loading dishes.

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Wet door

Submitted by Jh - 6/8/2017

My main complaint is inside door stays wet, even when hear dry is used. Therefore, silverware in door basket stays wet.

No, I do not recommend this product

Great price and QUIET

Submitted by GryO - 6/6/2017

I've only had it running for a week but so far it is a great dishwasher.

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a very quiet dishwasher.

Submitted by acdc - 6/3/2017

This is a very good dishwasher.

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Nice and quiet

Submitted by Berte - 5/31/2017

This is a replacement of a 14 year old dishwasher. The literature that came with it was less than completely clear. I am still not sure when the cycle ends, as the light remains on.

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Submitted by Mike - 5/31/2017

Am not happy with this dishwasher. It does not clean thoroughly (residue left on the bottom of some bowls, but the main complaint is that it does not dry well....at all. I have to towel-dry the tub of the unit after every washing. Every dish has water spots. Disappointed

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