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4.3 | 24 Reviews

Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher

Whirlpool WDF518SAFM

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Cycle Memory

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In
  • Width: 17 1/2"
  • Height: 35"
  • Depth: 22"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 57.0 dB

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Stainless steel interior

Adds a sleek smooth texture to the interior of the dishwasher. Stainless steel delivers durable performance and offers a high-end look.

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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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ADA Compliant

Models with this feature meet standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act when installed in compliance with current ADA standards.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified Exceed government efficiency standards, so they are better for your wallet and the environment.

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.

Features

  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Cycle Memory
Dimensions
Depth 22.0 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 22.0 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 44-1/2 in
Height 35.0 in
Maximum Height 35.0 in
Minimum Height 32-1/2 in
Number of Place Settings 8
Width 17-1/2 in
Configuration and Overview
ADA Compliant ADA Height and Operation Compliant
CEE Tier Tier I
CUL Yes
Decibel Level dBA 57
Dishwasher Type Built-In
Prop 65 Standard
UL UL
Controls
Automatic Temperature Controls Yes
Control Location White
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 Nylon
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Tub Style Built-in Tall Tub 18""
Wash System Type Removable Filter
Water Filtration Yes
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 5
Upper Rack
Adjustable No
Cushion-Tip Tines Yes
Extras 1-Fold Down Wire Cup Shelf
Fold-Down Tines No
Style Straight
Utility Basket No
Lower Rack
Cushion-Tip Tines Yes
Fold-Down Tines No
Glides Rollers
Style Extended
Utility Basket No
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
Kosher Consumer Friendly Yes

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 17 1/2"
  • Height: 35"
  • Depth: 22"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 57.0 dB

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4.3 out of 5

79% of reviewers recommend this product.

New dishwasher

T.C. 9/25/2017

I Live in a 1940s home where it was impossible to fit a standard size washer in the kitchen. I came across these compact dishwashers doing research online and purchased the whirlpool dishwasher due to my previous positive experience with Whirlpool appliances. A Sunday afternoon to install the unit- and now I have a dishwasher finally after all of these years of hand washing my dishes.

Yes, I recommend this product

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PERFECTION

MISSY 9/14/2017

I LOVE MY NEW DISHWASHER. IT CLEANS GREAT AND IS VERY QUIET.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works So Well!

Valerie C 9/12/2017

This dishwasher performs so well. The dry cycle is hot leaving my dishes very dry. I always wash my dishes on the "quick cycle" to utilize more water to ensure my dishes are clean. Overall this is the best energy efficient dishwasher I've ever used. Definitely recommend hands down. I use regular dishwasher tabs by Cascade with no difficulties.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dishwasher

Pete 8/15/2017

Quiet running, great features amd easy install.

Yes, I recommend this product

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needs a better design & more inside space.

SAM 7/31/2017

Poor design and they are about 25% smaller than my previous 18" dishwasher. Whirlpool you can do better!! Overpriced for a small dishwasher.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

Pete the Butcher 7/23/2017

Great product. Quiet and efficient. Great value

Yes, I recommend this product

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Perfect for single/couple

Golf lover 7/18/2017

I have owned this washer for about a month and have been very satisfied. Perfect for a single person or a couple. The only thing I would like to have is more silverware space.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Regrettably, rarely works.

Home owner 7/17/2017

My contractor installed the dishwasher prior to my move-in. It did not seem to drain nor dry however, we gave it a little patience & time to see if there were easy work arounds. It did not function on Heavy or Pots & Pans. Then Normal cycle ultimately stalls out mid-cycle. After 6 weeks, we called to schedule service. We scheduled an authorized service provider who gave us a 9 to 5 pm window for scheduled date. I work Mon. - Sat. I hired someone to be at home to receive service. After multiple calls throughout the day, the provider said 6 pm arrival. By 7 pm, no service person. I called Whirlpool again and asked for their insights. They said they would send another service provider company. We scheduled. I requested an afternoon so that an 8 hour day of waiting would not be lost. After receiving 4 voicemails, and being unable to return the calls, they scheduled for morning when no one is home. They also said that the dishwasher is out of warranty and the minimum $139 would be charged. I left a message and emailed the warranty but not response to either. I was not able to hire a person to be present in the morning so cancelled the appointment. I give up.

No, I do not recommend this product

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easy to use

gma m 6/29/2017

great apartment size dishwasher very pleased with this purchase

Yes, I recommend this product

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sjo 5/24/2017

Might be small in size but does a king sized job in getting dishes clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Pleasantly Surprised in Laurel

Dot 5/24/2017

I live in a small apartment with limited space. In 2007 I had an apartment sized dishwasher. I used daily till April of 2017. It was failing and I called for service and was advised to replace it. I selected the Whirlpool over the old brand, ordered it and got it within five days, and had it installed. I was pleasantly surprised that the filter had been changed. The old one had been very difficult to clean. The dishwasher has been wonderful - my dishes are cleaner than they had been before. It really gets the dishes clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Absolutely Horrible

:( 5/17/2017

Does not wash dishes. Instead it makes a loud racket for hours and hours seemingly splashing more dirty water around. This is not a filter problem. This unit is complete garbage. After one year of use it needs to be replaced. Terribly noisy, terribly slow and worst of all it doesn't do what it's supposed to do.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Superb Cleaning

The Bandit 4/19/2017

This dishwasher does a superb job of cleaning. The only reason that I gave a rating of 4 stars is due to the lengthy cycle times.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Compact and Efficient

na 3/20/2017

Bought this to fit my kitchen and am very happy with it. It's small but more than adequate, especially for two people or even when you host a party of 6.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love my small dishwasher!

Anita 3/14/2017

This small dishwasher fits my needs to have fewer dishes/utensils and running the dishwasher maybe twice a week. If you are a small family this will meet your needs. Good option settings and space inside is perfect. Does even the large pots! Check this out before getting the larger one. Also I have an additional cabinet space in my kitchen!

Yes, I recommend this product

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compact tall tub dishwasher

midget 1/30/2017

love it small but it does its job

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excellent job of cleanng dishes; extremely quiet

sonny 1/20/2017

I just recently replaced my irreparable dishwasher with this one and after using for the first time was blown away by the overall appearance (stainless steel) out/'inside. very handsome indeed. I own another whirlpool appliance (fridge) which works great and had a lot to do with my staying with whirlpool.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Just what we needed

Harley Jim 1/16/2017

Have been using for about a month now. The smaller size is perfect for our empty nest.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It's ok

JohnM 11/28/2016

It's not bad but could be better. I bought this in March of 2015. It fits a small space perfectly but I wouldn't say it's quiet compared to some other dishwashers my friends have. I can't find a detergent that seems to work well. Every brand I've tried leaves deposits on the inside. I kind of wish I would've looked around before I chose this particular one.

No, I do not recommend this product

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LOVE IT

kath 11/15/2016

LOVE IT NICE Dish washer

Yes, I recommend this product

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After one month of use

Arlene 10/24/2016

After only one month of use - and running it every other day - the pump seal went bad on it. It cleaned the dishes great and is quiet, but if this is any indication of problems arising in the future, I'll be looking for another brand. Hopefully when it is repaired, I will not have anymore problems. Will probably take out the extended warranty...just in case!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Perfect fit

Kelsochick 9/17/2016

Bought it to fit a small space we are remodeling in a home we just bought. Looks and works good. The only thing I would change is the placement of the silverware basket. It seems awkward.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent

Karen avid yogi 9/10/2016

I got this about a month ago for canning season. It's perfect for sterilizing canning jars. Also just the right size for two people in the house

Yes, I recommend this product

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Love our whirlpool,

Deborah the greatful 8/27/2016

We have purchased a washer dryer and now a dishwasher from Whirlpool. I could not be more happy with their appliances. I would also like to say I have a good friend Sue Ann that works for Whirlpool and Whirlpool trained her well. Sue Ann new exactly what I wanted and needed she is so appreciated. So thankful for a company that has everyone's best interest. OUT STANDING SERVICE!

Yes, I recommend this product

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