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ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with 1-Hour Wash Cycle

Model # WDF520PADM

 4.4 out of 5 (4585 Reviews)

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Features:

  • Cycle Memory
  • 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 14
Width 23-7/8 in
Configuration and Overview
CEE Tier Tier I
Decibel Level dBA 55
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 4.0
Number of Washarms 2
Rack Material Vinyl
Rinse Aid Dispenser Level Indicator Yes
Tub Material Plastic
Tub Style Built-in Tall Tub 24""
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 4
Upper Rack
Adjustable No
Cushion-Tip Tines No
Extras 1-5"" Cup Shelf
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

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4.4

out of 5 (4585 Reviews)

89% of reviewers recommend this product.

Love it. Saved my family

Submitted by Chris - 10/2/2017

We use a lot of dishes and hate washing by hand. Love the one hour wash.

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Great Dishwasher

Submitted by Art - 10/2/2017

Our dishwasher was included in our new built home, but let me tell you that this dishwasher has me hooked and if I had to buy another home I would make sure this same washer was included.

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Easy to use

Submitted by Ryan - 10/2/2017

Runs great and quiet!

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Good dishwasher

Submitted by JimW - 9/28/2017

I like the looks of this dishwasher and it seems to do a good job cleaning dishes. It is very quiet, but my one complaint is it doesn't dry the dishes. I have used rinse aid and the hot setting to no avail.

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Nice Dishwasher

Submitted by RJ - 9/26/2017

Extremely quite. Washes dishes thoroughly on just a normal cycle.

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Pre-rinse and half loaf only...

Submitted by John - 9/26/2017

Been using and we now pre wash all dishes. Only plates and glasses go in. We separate all plates by 1 space. Basically it's good for rinse and dry .. make sure you clean the trap after each use. Soap and scale seem to build up and effect spotting

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Good dishwasher, reasonably priced

Submitted by Red - 9/26/2017

I bought this dishwasher a few weeks ago to replace one that was leaking. This dishwasher is fairly quiet and dishes come out sparkling clean.

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Very Happy Owner

Submitted by JP - 9/25/2017

I purchased this dishwasher to replace a top of the line dishwasher that stopped working after 13 years. I did not have high expectations for this unit based on the price but, I have been very pleasantly surprised. It cleans very well, is very quiet, has all the features I need. I have read the reviews where others are complaining that it leaves water on things but, I found that if I use the heated dry and make sure to use the rinse aid, I do not have an issue. Everything is dry and clean. If you are looking for a great dishwasher at a bargain price, this is the one.

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Dishwasher

Submitted by Cecil - 9/25/2017

I love the quietness of it when it is running.

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Quiet

Submitted by Kjm - 9/23/2017

Happy with it

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Great Value Good Product

Submitted by fourstring - 9/22/2017

Very easy to install. Works perfectly no trouble at all

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Quiet Machine

Submitted by herb - 9/20/2017

I bought this model for my beach house and one for my house in town. Quiet machine, hopefully Whirlpool reliable.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far So good

Submitted by Mack - 9/18/2017

We have not used this appliance yet dut so far so good

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Better Than Expected

Submitted by JP - 9/18/2017

When I purchased this dishwasher to replace my beloved high end dishwasher that died on me, I didn't have high expectations that it would clean or perform nearly as well since it was a third of the price of my old one. I was very pleased with the performance, it is quiet, very easy to operate and while it does not have all the cycles that the other model had, it has everything that is needed to get the dishes cleaned. I even put all the dishes in after they sat in the sink overnight without soaking or rinsing and all the dishes came out sparkling clean with no food remaining. I read the reviews about the dishes not getting dry so, I have only used the heated dry cycle and have not experienced any issues. For the price, performance and the looks, I would recommend.

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Offers many choices of cleaning

Submitted by Pam - 9/18/2017

Have had installed for a month and even with the 1 hour wash, everything comes out sparkling and clean!

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Simple & does the job

Submitted by Angel - 9/15/2017

Got this dishwasher as a replacement for and old one. It is simple to operate and cleans perfectly, even in the 1hr program

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Nice Investment

Submitted by Happy wife - 9/14/2017

My husband bought this as a replacement for another dishwasher we had that started to give us problems. He installed it with the help of a family friend. It works well and quietly. We can even do other things like take showers and wash clothes and not be affected by water changes when it is running. I do wish it had a separate quick rinse cycle but it is not a big deal since my old one didn't have it either and I wasn't able to help my husband make the choice. All in all a great machine that gets my dishes clean and is easy to use.

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Works great

Submitted by Lm - 9/14/2017

So happy with this

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Great features

Submitted by the cook - 9/11/2017

I bought this 2 months ago and I am very satisfied with it.

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Not bad for price.

Submitted by Stacy - 9/7/2017

Racks hold a lot. Silverware holder can be moved which is nice. The dishes don't really dry even on heated dry. I rinse everything before it goes in because otherwise food is still on it. But overall not bad for the price.

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Quiet and dishes come out shing!

Submitted by Mon - 8/31/2017

Best dishwasher ever!

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Washes Away All Your Tears

Submitted by Art of Many Forks - 8/30/2017

Dirty dishes are no fun but this dishwasher swoops in and makes you feel all better again.

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Not my favorite

Submitted by The Angels - 8/29/2017

Works ok. Does NOT dry dishes.

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Great!

Submitted by Tprovo - 8/24/2017

This dishwasher was in my house when I bought it. I really like that it works so well, and very quickly.

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Submitted by Ted - 8/22/2017

its very quiet, cleans well

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Very quiet when washing

Submitted by dorisimo - 8/21/2017

My old dishwasher broke and I certainly heard it when it was on! This one is VERY quiet.

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Nice dishwasher

Submitted by Ptretired - 8/17/2017

Bought this to replace old one.

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Quiet dishwasher

Submitted by SheliaV - 8/15/2017

Quiet dishwasher that cleans well, however, even with JetDry, my dishes still come out wet.

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Great Washer

Submitted by Griffin72 - 8/15/2017

This washer was in the home I purchased a couple months ago. It's efficient - it's quiet. The only small issue is that when a load is clean and you pull out the top rack- when you push it back in, it gets caught on the soap compartment lid. Other than that, it's great.

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dishwasher thoughts

Submitted by OrBnd - 8/15/2017

This is a quiet machine, cleans well, I like it.

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smooth

Submitted by ezzy - 8/15/2017

simple and eligance

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Awesome!

Submitted by Joe - 8/14/2017

Always the cleanest dishes and energy efficient. I love it.

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Quiet and efficient

Submitted by MTMamacita - 8/14/2017

This dishwasher is amazing. Cleans efficiently. It is super quiet. Good investment for our home.

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Like the 1 hour wash cycle

Submitted by Alex - 8/14/2017

I purchased this washer last month, its very quiet. Connections was not the same as old washer. Purchase a installation kit with a unit.

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Runs so quiet

Submitted by Dorisimo - 8/14/2017

This dishwasher runs so quietly, you don't even know it's on. The dishes come out sparkling clean.

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Stainless star

Submitted by MattLo - 8/11/2017

Purchased a month ago. Much more space than my 15 year old Whirlpool it replaced. Washes dishes well enough. Even with heated dry seems to be more wet dishes and intensils than the old washer. More quiet than the old washer. Door handle flexes (less sturdy?) when opening the washer. Stainless surface shows fingerprints (common to all stainless appliances). Overall seems like a good value for price paid.

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Great one

Submitted by Jenny - 8/9/2017

I'm using it for a month, and very satisfied. The stories are divided great, I have place for big pots and small stuff. I love that cutlery doesn't occupy space on the main rack.

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Super Quiet

Submitted by Rich - 8/9/2017

Our builder supplied the dishwasher and I am glad that he chose Whirlpool. It's another part of a quality build.

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We love it

Submitted by Keep calm said no mom ever! - 8/9/2017

It took awhile to get used to having a brand new dishwasher with a 1hr wash. We had a old school one that was loud annoying but worked so when it went out my husband with my fathers help purchased me this one and installed it. We instantly loved it, it has cool lights as my 7 yr old puts it, simple to use and isnt as loud so can be run at night without disturbing anyones sleep. When purchased I was still doing chemo for terminal cancer and was still able to load 1 load by myself and my husband was tackling most of the house work because well I just wasnt able. My husband hasnt had any issues with it but im sure wishes everything else was as simple ane easy to use after working outside all day :).Look forward to updating our other appliances as we are able with all whirlpool appliances.

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One hour setting is great!!!

Submitted by Granny - 8/9/2017

I love my new dishwasher and it is quiet to use. I use the one hour setting.

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Quiet and Efficient

Submitted by Patient Shopper - 8/8/2017

I bought this dishwasher a month ago, and it has performed well. The only negative is that it does not completely dry the top rack (cups, glasses); I was aware of this fact before I bought the dishwasher since I had read the reviews. That said, I was able to purchase the dishwasher on sale, and I feel that it was a good purchase. This dishwasher is very quiet and since it washes well, I don't mine taking just a minute to hand dry the cups, myself.

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Quiet and cleans well!

Submitted by Doug - 8/8/2017

Works great, only thing that annoys me is the front has to be all the way down to roll out the bottom tray so it doesn't get caught on the utensil basket.

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Provided by the builder

Submitted by WakeWise - 8/8/2017

Economy model. Does a decent job cleaning. Doesn't always open soap lid. Inzide is plaztic not sst. Very quiet.

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I love this dishwasher!

Submitted by SP - 8/7/2017

I bought this dishwasher about a month ago and I'm so happy I did. Its so quiet and it gets the dishes sparkling clean. I'm not sure if I like the silverware tray on the door, but the silverware gets very clean.

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Don't buy this

Submitted by Bill - 8/6/2017

I bought this last month. Doesn't clean the dishes and water on the dishes even when on heated dry. Not sure why most people like this machine. Very disappointed in whirlpool.

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Submitted by Momofour - 8/4/2017

Works perfect! Love the 1 hour cycle option as well.

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works well

Submitted by Sally the Sailor - 8/2/2017

For an entry level washer, it gets the job done well

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Decent Dishwasher overall

Submitted by Jim the Runner - 8/1/2017

I was surprised at how well this dishwasher works for the relatively low price. Overall the sound level is acceptable. The dishes come out clean provided you use good detergent. Cheap detergent doesn't cut it. Time shall tell how well it will hold up, but so far, so good.

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Runs quietly, great features

Submitted by Jo-Jo - 8/1/2017

Came with the purchase of our new house

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Great product

Submitted by Jake - 8/1/2017

Cleans the dishes wonderfully, and is very quiet.

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