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Whirlpool 18" Compact Black Built-In Dishwasher - WDF518SAAB

Abt Model: WDF518SABK | UPC Code: 883049264851
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Energy Star Qualified/ Stainless Steel Interior/ Quiet Partner I Sound Package/ 5 Wash Cycles/ 2-4-8 Hour Delay/ Black Finish
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Whirlpool 18" Compact Black Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher - WDF518SABK

Free yourself from space constraints with this compact stainless steel Tall Tub dishwasher that offers big features and convenience all in one. Its compact size allows it to fit where other dishwasher can't, while a resource-efficient wash system and The Quiet Partner™ I sound package, which features sound-reducing insulation to help keep your kitchen quiet during operation, will make you forget it's a compact.

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.

Specifications:

Configuration and Overview

  • Rack Material: Nylon
  • Tub Material: Stainless Steel
  • Number of Racks: 2
  • Control Type: Electronic

Style and Extras

  • Upper Rack Extras: 1-Fold Down Wire Cup Shelf
  • Rack Material: Nylon
  • Decibel Level: 57
  • Silverware Basket Type: Full Length Non Splitable

Cycles and Options

  • Number of Wash Cycles: 5
  • Cycle Selections: Heavy Duty, Normal, Pots & Pans, Quick Wash, Rinse Only
  • Energy Star® Qualified
  • Delay Wash
  • Option Selections: 2-4-8 Hour Delay

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 85 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depht: 22"
  • Height: 35"
  • Width:17.50"

Other Dimensions

  • Minimum Height: 32.50"
  • Maximum Height: 35"
  • Depth With Door Open 90°: 44.50"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor

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  • The Whirlpool WDF518SAAB Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
Number of Wash Cycle Programs5
Wash Cycle SelectionsPots and Pans, Heavy, Normal, Quick Wash, Rinse Only
TypeBuilt-In
Size18"
ADA CompliantNo
Height (inches)35
Width (inches)18
Depth (inches)22
Depth with Door Open44.5
Minimum Height (inches)32.5
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 1295 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Better than hand washing

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from North Carolina

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

Came with the new house. Best thing since hand washing.

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5.0

awsome performance

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from homosassa springs ,fl.

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

works great,dependable,super quiet,and our dish s are super clean

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5.0

whirlpool Dishwasher

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from Enoree,S.C.

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Love it.

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5.0

Great dishwasher

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from Jacksonville Tx

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Love it!!!

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5.0

Excellent dishwasher

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from Manitou Manitoba

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still new yet. only 3 weeks old. Runs so quiet that it is hard to know that it is running.

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3.0

better than last dishwasher

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from St. Louis, MO

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This dishwasher works better than our last one, which I believe was made by GE. However, there are two issues: dishes do not dry completely; the hard water in our area has eaten through the soap dispenser door. We need to have that part replaced.

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4.0

Perfect for Small House

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from Lenoir City, TN

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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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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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5.0

EXCELLENT

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from Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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This is the best dishwasher I have ever had!! I use the 1 hour wash and my dishes come out spotless. I never use the drying function and always open the door to let my dishes air dry. I would jot hesitate to by another Whirlpool dishwasher.

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2.0

Seldom cleans everything

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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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Whirlpool 18" Compact Black Built-In Dishwasher

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