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Whirlpool 18" Stainless Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher - WDF518SAAM

Abt Model: WDF518SASS | UPC Code: 883049274607
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Stainless Steel Interior/ Quiet Partner I Sound Package/ Resource Efficient Wash System/ Nylon Rack Material/ 8 Place Settings/ Stainless Steel Finish
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Whirlpool 18" Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher, Model WDF518SASS

Features:

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    Whirlpool® dishwashers exceed government efficiency standards, so they are better for the environment and your wallet.
  • Stainless Steel Interior
    Adds a sleek, smooth texture to the interior of the dishwasher for a high-end look. Stainless steel delivers durable performance and provides higher heat retention to further improve drying performance.
  • Quiet Partner™ I Sound Package
    Whirlpool brand dishwashers offer many levels of quiet operation with this system of sound-reducing insulation.
  • Quick Wash Cycle

Specifications:

Performance

  • Wash System Resource Efficient
  • Number of Cycles 5
  • Normal Cycle Yes
  • Heavy Duty Cycle Yes
  • Rinse Only Cycle Yes
  • Number of Options 2
  • Heated Dry Option Yes
  • Delay Wash Option Yes
  • Rinse Aid Dispenser Yes

Quality Construction

  • Tub Material Stainless
  • Tub Design Tall Tub
  • Rack Material Nylon
  • Sound Package Quiet Partner™ I
  • Sound Tested DBA 57

Loading Features

  • Capacity 8 Place Settings

General

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes

Electrical

  • 280 kWh per Year, 120 V. 15A

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Minimum Height: 32.5"
  • Maximum Height: 35"
  • Width: 18"
  • Depth: 22"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 85 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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More reasons to buy the Whirlpool WDF518SAAM from Abt Electronics
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Number of Wash Cycle Programs5
Wash Cycle SelectionsPots and Pans, Heavy, Normal, Quick Wash, Rinse Only
Installation TypeBuilt-In
TypeBuilt-In
Size18"
ADA CompliantNo
Height (inches)35
Width (inches)18
Depth (inches)22
Depth with Door Open44.5
Minimum Height (inches)33.5
Delay Start2,4,8 Hrs
Drying OptionsHeated Dry
Food DisposerNo
Stainless Steel InteriorYes
Number of Wash Arms2
Decibel Level (dB)57
Third RackNo
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher
 
4.4

(based on 1197 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (551)
  • Performance (502)
  • Sound level (493)
  • Energy savings (420)
  • Convenient features (387)

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  • Sound level (75)
  • Cleanability (45)
  • Pricey / poor value (20)
  • Performance (7)
  • Loud (5)

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Cleans well. Quiet. Silverware holder inadequate.

Our "good" rating assumes you have checked that your silverware will fit in the holder (see comments below).

The dishwasher seems solid and well constructed. Even with the...Read complete review

Our "good" rating assumes you have checked that your silverware will fit in the holder (see comments below).

The dishwasher seems solid and well constructed. Even with the energy saving features it cleans very well. The cycle time is somewhat longer than our previous washer, but this is not a problem for us. The unit is extremely quiet, which is nice. The dry feature works well, but we found we could skip it and let the dishes air dry with the door opened a small amount.

An issue we are still coping with is the generic, equally spaced tines in the racks. There is little flexibility in the way to arrange dishes. The upper rack has room for one row of bowls in the center with glasses and mugs on the sides. The bottom rack can only hold one row of dinner dishes in the central area. There is no good place for large casserole dishes and pans. If you place them at the back, the dinner dishes are pushed forward making it impossible to load anything other than very small dishes in front of them. Some of the higher priced models have more flexible rack setups that would probably resolve this.

The big disappointment is the silverware holder, which is nearly useless for us, as the slots are too narrow in two of the three rows to hold our very average sized silverware. If we hadn't saved the holder from our previous dishwasher (and been fortunate enough that it fit in the rack of this one), this purchase would have been a disaster. Be sure you check for this problem before purchasing this model.

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Great washer needs some design tweaks

Fantastic cleaning on pots, baked-on food, etc. I like the several options for washing cycles & choosing delay. However: Silverware feature has a clumsy handle which interferes with loading &...Read complete review

Fantastic cleaning on pots, baked-on food, etc. I like the several options for washing cycles & choosing delay. However: Silverware feature has a clumsy handle which interferes with loading & removal of two central sections; all dividers have gaps large enough to trap silverware, again making removal difficult, yet dividers are not tall enough to keep all silverware upright. None of the prongs on either shelf are moveable (upright or lay-down) to allow for better loading of larger or odd-shape items. Door hinge/spring too tight, causing door to pull upward and thrust lower shelf (even when somewhat loaded) back into the washer. Soap dispenser cover does not click shut easily, often requiring two hands (one to hold the door flat and the other to manually latch the dispenser cover). Other than cleaning quality (which is excellent) this is not an easy dishwasher to love.

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4.0

Perfect for Small House

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from Lenoir City, TN

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Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

This has been perfect for my new small house. Efficient and quiet. Only downfall is pump housing cracked. But Whirlpool online service had someone out within a few days and new pump ordered. I'm certain they will make all good.

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3.0

OK

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from LaBelle, FL

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Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

This item does not seem to clean cutlery as well as the one it replaced, which I believe was a Frigidaire.

It is quieter but does not seem to hold as much. I like the interior finish. Also, the rinse agent gauge is not
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2.0

Seldom cleans everything

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from Central New Jersey

Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

We've had this dishwasher for 2 years. We have tried just about every detergent but it seldom cleans all utensils and especially glasses. Debris is left in the glasses. We clean the filter every other day. The only thing we can say good about it is that it is quiet. Our previous dishwasher was a Whirlpool but never again.

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4.0

Nice to have a dishwasher that clean dishes great.

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from Oakhurst

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Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

Bought dishwasher last month. It holds a lot for small cleans great. Would buy it again. Also takes up very little room.

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5.0

Nice and Clean

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from Baltimore

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Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

This is an 18: dishwasher that can fit in a lot of dwellings. It's stainless inside, runs pretty quiet and gets things nice and clean. We like it a lot.

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3.0

Reliable and quiet.

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from Houston

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Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

Reliable and works. Quiet. The silverware tray is a little flimsy and comes undone sometimes when it shouldn't. Overall, a steady and solid performer.

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3.0

works okay

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from albany, ny

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cleans dishes okay but does not dry very well, after cycle is complete even after a few hours inside of dishwasher and dishes inside are still wet

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3.0

Does a good job but interior is not an efficient layout

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from Va.

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The racks are so cluttered with pegs that it is difficult to arrange items. There is less useable space than my old machine.

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5.0

Works Great

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from Oceanside, CA

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Comments about Whirlpool 18" Compact White Built-In Dishwasher:

Easy installation, quiet and works well!

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3.0

tall tub dishwasher

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from Northville,mi

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It fit our kitchen

the silverware basic doesn't work well

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Whirlpool 18" Stainless Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher

Whirlpool 18" Stainless Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher

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