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

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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. 15,

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 85 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Minimum Height: 32.5"
  • Maximum Height: 35"
  • Width: 18"
  • Depth: 22"
Installation TypeBuilt In
Cycles5
TypeBuilt In
Size (inches)22
ADA CompliantNo
Height (inches)35
Width (inches)18
Depth (inches)22
Depth with Door Open44.5
Delay Start2,4,8 Hr
Drying OptionsHeated Dry
Food DisposerNo
Stainless Steel InteriorYes
Number of Wash Arms2
Number of Wash Cycle Programs5
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Sound level (9)
  • Convenient features (8)
  • Performance (8)
  • Design (5)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Product is generally good but has a few issues that could be considered for improvement.

    we ordered this dishwasher for our renovated kitchen because of space issues. We wanted a dishwasher but a regular size would not fit it. The dishwasher is now running well, but it took...Read complete review

    we ordered this dishwasher for our renovated kitchen because of space issues. We wanted a dishwasher but a regular size would not fit it. The dishwasher is now running well, but it took us awhile to figure it out. The first problem was streaks and stains on the dishes and the door of the dishwasher. I have had a dishwasher in other homes, but this had me stumped. I tried changing the small adjustment for hard water and that did not help. I had our water temperature checked by a plumber but that proved to be ok. Finally I bought the premium dishwasher detergent and that solved the problem. It is a little disconcerting that I have to buy the very best detergent or the washer doesn't work well. The rinse dispenser is difficult to deal with. The little window that indicates when rinse aid is needed is very hard to read. The first time I filled it I had no idea when I had put enough in, so, of course, I overfilled it and ended up with rinse aid all over the door. Finally after a couple weeks I think I have it figured out, but it's not exactly user friendly. And finally, the top rack is very difficult to move in and out. It does not move smoothly and the glassware rattles and jumps as I move it in and out - not a serious problem, but an annoyance. I know I cannot expect this little guy to have the features of the bigger and more expensive models, and I wish we could have put in a regular size dishwasher, but you asked for a review so here it is. Hope it gives you some useful information.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    First one defective but

    The first dishwasher installed leaked throughout the new kitchen from a defective part. Our installer said do not repair, get another new one. We needed this small size, otherwise I would purchases another...Read complete review

    The first dishwasher installed leaked throughout the new kitchen from a defective part. Our installer said do not repair, get another new one. We needed this small size, otherwise I would purchases another brand. After another 2+week wait, another Whirlpool dishwasher was installed. 2 months later still working well - no leaks. It does work well for a small dishwasher. It is all a 2 person household needs

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    3.0

    First one defective but

    By Snowbird12

    from arizona

    Pros

    • Convenient Features
    • Easy to use
    • Performance
    • Sound level

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

      The first dishwasher installed leaked throughout the new kitchen from a defective part. Our installer said do not repair, get another new one. We needed this small size, otherwise I would purchases another brand. After another 2+week wait, another Whirlpool dishwasher was installed. 2 months later still working well - no leaks. It does work well for a small dishwasher. It is all a 2 person household needs

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      5.0

      Everything I expected but better.

      By jaheiselt

      from Columbia City, Oregon

      Pros

      • Convenient Features
      • Easy to use
      • Performance
      • Sound level
      • Style

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

        This is exactly what I was looking for. Really quite and the stainless interior is so nice. It's very quite and the dishes are very clean. Just wish I had room for a 24".

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Perfect for small space

        By Batwood51

        from Ohio

        Pros

        • Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

            I wanted to work a dishwasher into my kitchen renovation but don't have much space. My household consists of my husband and myself so we only have to run it a couple of times a week. It gets my dishes clean and sparkly and runs relatively quietly.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Does a great job but the cycles are long.

            By rickyB

            from Manistee, Michigan

            Pros

            • Convenient Features
            • Design
            • Easy to use
            • Style

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                Nice washer, needs a shorter cycle added. This would make it easier to do small loads that are not very dirty.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Product is generally good but has a few issues that could be considered for improvement.

                By bmac

                from Florida

                Pros

                • Energy Savings
                • Sound level

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                    we ordered this dishwasher for our renovated kitchen because of space issues. We wanted a dishwasher but a regular size would not fit it. The dishwasher is now running well, but it took us awhile to figure it out. The first problem was streaks and stains on the dishes and the door of the dishwasher. I have had a dishwasher in other homes, but this had me stumped. I tried changing the small adjustment for hard water and that did not help. I had our water temperature checked by a plumber but that proved to be ok. Finally I bought the premium dishwasher detergent and that solved the problem. It is a little disconcerting that I have to buy the very best detergent or the washer doesn't work well. The rinse dispenser is difficult to deal with. The little window that indicates when rinse aid is needed is very hard to read. The first time I filled it I had no idea when I had put enough in, so, of course, I overfilled it and ended up with rinse aid all over the door. Finally after a couple weeks I think I have it figured out, but it's not exactly user friendly. And finally, the top rack is very difficult to move in and out. It does not move smoothly and the glassware rattles and jumps as I move it in and out - not a serious problem, but an annoyance. I know I cannot expect this little guy to have the features of the bigger and more expensive models, and I wish we could have put in a regular size dishwasher, but you asked for a review so here it is. Hope it gives you some useful information.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Quieter and better cleaning than expected

                    By Alan830

                    from Boothbay Harbor, ME

                    Pros

                    • Convenient Features
                    • Easy to use
                    • Performance
                    • Sound level

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                        We had been led to believe that such a small dishwasher would be very noisy. We were pleased with its quiet operation and the quality of the cleaning. Very easy to use, and very easy to install beneath our kitchen counter. For the quality is reasonably priced.

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent product. Easy to install and use

                        By Aptmgr

                        from Washington

                        Pros

                        • Convenient Features
                        • Design
                        • Easy to use
                        • Performance
                        • Style

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                            Excellent product. Easy to install and use. Up to date features.

                            Comment on this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Whirlpool® Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher

                            By Dmitry

                            from Undisclosed

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                                This is an excellent dishwasher. It is quiet, does a great job cleaning, and fits very well into my small kitchen.

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                                3.0

                                sound levevel

                                By joe1952

                                from parkersburg,wv

                                Pros

                                • Energy Savings
                                • Sound level

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                                    the water pump went out , and I had to pull hen's teeth to get it fixed. still not happy with it at all

                                    Comment on this review

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Good product, but poor quality control at assembly point.

                                    By Allidap

                                    from Mountain Home, R

                                    Pros

                                    • Convenient Features
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Sound level

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Whirlpool 18 " Stainless Steel Tall-Tub Built-In Dishwasher:

                                        Bought this dishwasher and had it installed in a home we had just purchased. We kept noticing water on the carpet in front of the sink, but none in front of the dishwasher. Called a plumber as we thought a water line in the wall was leaking. Turned out that the dishwasher was leaking underneath, but only when it was running. Because of the design of my floor the water was getting under the tile and moving across to the front of the sink.Had a service person come out to inspect the dishwasher and it turns out that a retaining ring inside the dishwasher tub that holds the pump and drain unit in place was broken. A piece was broken off of it and was not in the unit, leaving the only assumption that it was assembled this way and was shipped past quality control. The plus is that the warranty is in effect and is being honored by the company. Very disappointing, to say the least.

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

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

                                        UPC Code: 883049274607
                                        Available For Delivery 4-10 Days


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