|Item Weight||90.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24.6 x 23.8 x 33.5 inches|
|Item model number||LDS5540ST|
|Form Factor||Stand Alone|
|Compatible Device||Custom Panels|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year labor, 2 years parts, 5 years limited on control board and rack parts, lifetime on stainless steel tub and door liner|
LG LDS5540ST Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with 5 Wash Cycles
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- 12" Upper Rack Dish Height Limit
- Semi-Integrated Smooth Touch(TM) Controls with LED Display
- NeveRust(TM) Stainless Steel Tub
- Wash Cycles Power Scrub, Normal, Delicate, Quick, Upper Only
- Built-In Food Disposer
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I'll say this. So far so good. Allow me to put some context on this review. This dishwasher replaced a Bosch SHY66C05UC. At the time we bought it, it was the most expensive dishwasher that Sears sold. In my experience, dishwashers tend to be an appliance you take for granted. Over the years, I can't recall ever having a dishwasher repaired. The Bosch was great for the first 3 years. Years 4-8 were an entirely different experience. I had at least one major failure per year with it. The electronics on it finally went out right before Christmas this year and rather then spend $350 to replace the failed part, I decided enough was enough. My point? Try to find a review on the above Bosch dishwasher. You can't. Reviews on appliances like this are fine but if you notice, most of them are all based on purchases made in the last few months. If I had reviewed the Bosch in the first 3 years, I probably would've reviewed it very high. In the end, I wouldn't even give it a single star.
Out of the box, this LG dishwasher works as advertised. Will it fulfill the destiny that I have chosen for it, to do its job well for many years with minimal repairs, or will it start to fall apart after a few years. I wish I could come back here to tell you but this review will be long gone by then.
1) I use the adjustable tines much more often than I expected; it's actually quite nice to be able to just turn down half of a tine row (bottom only; top you must turn down the whole tine row at a time) and place pots or other odd-sized dishware in.
2) We were worried about the top rack; compared to others (we looked at a GE and a Maytag) that had a top rack with full steel ball bearings, the top rack in the LG is not nearly as solid-feeling or smooth. However, after getting it in place and using it on a regular basis, this is a complete non-issue. As well, the bottom rack is quite reasonable.
3) No complaints regarding cleaning.
Some general comments that will apply to any tall-tub dishwasher (this LG replaced an old-style dishwasher) and any dishwasher with an internal heating element:
1) Wow; the tall tub is so spacious. It's awesome being able to pull full-size plates in the top rack. Of course, this applies to most tall tub dishwashers (ie: nearly any modern dishwasher).
2) The downside is: to load the bottom rack, I almost need to get down on my hands and knees. These tall tub dishwashers really want to be elevated off the floor (wouldn't work in our kitchen).
3) The internal heating element is nice: I frequently push the limits of where things can fit, and it is nice that when a piece of plastic drops onto the bottom of the dishwasher, it does not get burnt-up by the heating element. (But any dishwasher w/ an internal heating element will not have a heated dry option).
Some neutral comments for the LG:
1) Others have commented that it is quiet. If I remember correctly, it advertises 48db. I'm not an expert, but this seems about right.Read more ›
I returned it for the new LG. The Bosch was smaller and had no flexibility with the tines; it was like doing
a jigsaw puzzle every time I loaded it. I was impressed with the LG initially with the all Stainless Steel
inside & outside, simple controls that you can see on the front, and the flexibility of the tines.
I have owned an LG clothes washer and dryer for several years with which we have been very happy. This dishwasher
is so quiet that it is difficult to even hear it working; a big contrast to the 10 year old GE that it replaced.
I discovered, after a service call, that the only cycle where the water is actually heated is the final
rinse; since there is no heating element at the bottom, a fan blows the hot air around after the rinse cycle to dry the dishes.
It works fairly well as long as you use rinse aid; some water accumulates on the top of some items in the top rack,
like wine glasses, etc. I am surprised that it uses only the hot tap water for all the cycles except the
final rinse. The instruction book says it heats the wash cycle to 140 (145 for power scrub); but, the technical instructions
(which can be found behind the panel in the front at the bottom) for service shows the heater only working in the final rinse.
This is supposed to be an energy saving feature, I am told. Apparently, the instructions for the repair people don't translate
into the consumer instruction book. It seems to clean ok, but I am not totally comfortable with the wash water ending up at
room temperature at the end of the cycle. I don't think most people use room temp water to wash their dishes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of many to have a loud "whistling" sound coming from the entire wash cycle. Tried all the things suggested online, with no success. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Rusty_In_OR
Worst dishwasher ever had in experience of 50 years. Have had it 3 years, with one just out of warranty service trip to address burning smell. Read morePublished 16 days ago by David P Robson
We have owned this dishwasher for two years. 12 months after the installation, the whole "guts" of the machine had to be replaced, thankfully at the expense of LG... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. M. Carney
The tines do not allow plates to stand up. They immediately fall over and collapse onto one another. There's a risk of you china chipping during the cycle. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scooter Wally
Owned for two years and no complaints until recently when the control panel completely failed. If you are spending this much money on a dishwasher I would advise trying a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Normal cycle quit after 1 year. Poor bottom seal design results in leaks after about 1 year. Looks like design flaw and not easy to replace. Read morePublished 5 months ago by RG Pensacola
Should have read these reviews, seems every thing mentioned in the 1 and 2 stars mine has done, Fixed 3 times and it craped out again!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
We bought this dish washer about a year ago replacing our 8 year old whirl pool dish washer. Right away we noticed that the dishes and coffee mugs and glasses are not coming out... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Raj
The friendly tune and the great dish-rack configurations don't make up for the fact that the detergent dispenser failed in about a year. Read morePublished 9 months ago by N. S. Alito