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4.5 | 1765 Reviews

ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with Sensor Cycle

Whirlpool WDF540PADW

SKU # 4410844

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
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Amps 15

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

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

I love Whirlpool

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice and quiet!

Silk 10/6/2017

Easy to close, easy to use, nice features.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ron 10/4/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Judy 10/4/2017

Happy with unit. Very quiet

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet machine!

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dave 10/1/2017

Happy with this purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Many good reviews are sweepstakes entries. Real review here

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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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

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's soooo quite

TOM 9/26/2017

My dishes have never been so clean

Yes, I recommend this product

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

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Doesn't clean dishes

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.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Greatest dishwasher

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Machine..!!!

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Happy I made the purchase

Karen 9/7/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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LOVE ALL THE FEATURES

DOLLY 9/1/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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SATISFIED CUSTOMER

BOB 8/14/2017

PERFORMANCE IS WONDERFUL!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellant features

Bill 8/14/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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great product

Donna 8/10/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Looks great, quiet, but not efficient.

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.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Bill 8/7/2017

Bought the product because it matches our other appliances

Yes, I recommend this product

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Sturdy

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good

D 8/1/2017

good OK

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Quiet; good features

Morris 7/31/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Sleek Looking

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet feature is the best!

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 !

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very quiet!

scm 7/18/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Fabulous Dishwasher

WhateverYouWantItToBe 7/13/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great, inexpensive dishwasher

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Rock 7/11/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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great dishwasher

madmax718 7/10/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use

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

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!

Yes, I recommend this product

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great dishwasher

madurden 7/4/2017

i bought this a month ago and love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great dishwasher

madurden 7/4/2017

i bought this a month ago and love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not sure what headline is

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very satisfied

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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An excellent Washer

Grant 6/28/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Color I needed

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice unit

DWaters 6/26/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Juls 6/20/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like the features

sprightly gram 6/20/2017

Has been cleaning dishes well and I like the quietness

Yes, I recommend this product

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Pretty good, some misses though

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.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Wet door

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

GryO 6/6/2017

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

Yes, I recommend this product

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a very quiet dishwasher.

acdc 6/3/2017

This is a very good dishwasher.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice and quiet

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.

Yes, I recommend this product

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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

No, I do not recommend this product

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