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4.4 | 186 Reviews

ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with 1-Hour Wash Cycle

Whirlpool WDF520PADW

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Cycle Memory
  • In-Door Silverware Basket
  • Sani Rinse Option
  • Normal Cycle

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In
  • Width: 23.88"
  • Height: 34.5"
  • Depth: 24.5"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: No
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 55.0 dB

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1-Hour Wash Cycle

Clean dishes in half the time 3 so your plates, pans and glasses are thoroughly cleaned up and taken care of in just an hour.

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No One Has Fewer Repairs 20 Years in a Row

For 20 years in a row, no other brand has had fewer dishwasher repairs, so you can rest assured it will continue to function the way your family needs it to.

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Soil Sensor

Determines how dirty dishes are and adjusts the Normal cycle as needed to make sure dishes come out clean.

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.

In-Door Silverware Basket Frees up rack space by easily fitting on the front of the lower rack or in the door to make room for more dishes.

Normal Cycle Use for normal amounts of food soil to clean up leftover messes from your day-to-day meals.

Heavy Cycle Take care of heavily-soiled messes and other hard-to-clean dishes without the extra elbow grease by adding extra time to the cycle.

Heated Dry Option Use a clean, dry dish straight from the dishwasher thanks to added heat for drying. For optimal drying results, use this option with rinse aid.

ENERGY STAR® Certified Exceeds government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.

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
NSF® Certified Yes
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Compatibility
Connectivity No
Works With No

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 23.88"
  • Height: 34.5"
  • Depth: 24.5"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Tub: No
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 55.0 dB

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4.4 out of 5

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

Dishwasher Works, not impressed with silverware basket

CAROL F 9/13/2017

We have had this dishwasher for a couple of months now. I absolutely hate the silverware basket!!! The holes are way to small in one of the rows to put any silverware handle in the hole to separate silverware. If you do not use hole, chances are you will get some dirty silverware. It is useless. I had same the old silverware basket from my old Kenmore and am trying to jam it into the rack. I am going to see if Whirlpool offers anything better that will fit. If I had realized how small the holes were in the separation rack were before I bought this, I would not have purchased this dishwasher.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

Georgia Jim 3/29/2017

I am very happy with my dishwasher. It has lots of of room for dirty dishes and variable loading options. It has multiple wash cycles and various options with each cycle. It is so quiet that you can't hear it unless you are standing next to it. Not only is it an excellent dishwasher it is also reasonably priced.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Value for the price

Chris 3/28/2017

Doing a great job on the dishes, runs more quietly than our old dishwasher. Only thing we've noticed is the silverware slots are not wide enough for our silverware.

Yes, I recommend this product

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The 1 hour cycle is what I wanted.

Junior 3/27/2017

The installation instructions were easy to understand and the installation was easy to do by a home owner.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Madmom 3/27/2017

I am pleased with my new Whirlpool dishwasher. It holds more than my old one because the silverware basket fits on the door.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dependable dishwasher

clilj 3/27/2017

Easy to use, very quiet, and dependable

Yes, I recommend this product

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75 yr old 3/22/2017

I bought the dishwasher and appreciate one feature - its silent operation. Not so great was the extended time to complete the cycle. Very annoying was the silverware rack which has smaller openings to put in the forks, knives, etc. In addition this rack allowed some of the smaller ends to poke out and interfere with movement of the bottom tray. I'm sorry I didn't keep the silverware basket from my previous Whirlpool.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

Magnum 3/22/2017

This dishwasher replaced a Frigidaire that was leaking. I love the 1 hour clean cycle. Dishes come out clean and dry. I would definitely buy Whirlpool appliances again and again. All of our appliances in the house are Whirlpool.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best deal for the money and works great

RadiantGal 3/22/2017

We bought this two months ago after our "high end" washer with all the bells and whistles quit dispensing soap and water wasn't coming out of all the jets, and we'd only had it 6 years. ( We cleaned the water jet holes, which didn't help as no water was coming out of the top sprayer, plus our water is soft). It is just barely louder than the first one, and the top basket cannot be positioned higher, but for one-third what the other one cost, we'll take it. The dishes are very clean and dry, which is basically what we want.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Less Than I Expected

Randy 3/21/2017

New dishwasher doesn't dry dishes very well!

No, I do not recommend this product

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Super quiet

Random 3/20/2017

I bought this about a month ago when the washer went out. So we needed a new dryer to go with a new washer. Then the salesman mentioned he could throw the dishwasher in for a good price and as we had been looking for a new dishwasher (kind of) we got this one. It's really quiet, which is nice, and the cycle is about an hour. It's smaller on the inside than our last one, but we're learning how to load this one for maximum use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quick and Quiet

KbyK 3/20/2017

This should really be 4 1/2 stars. I purchased this dishwasher after being without a dishwasher for 2 years. I am very happy with my purchase. The two things I like best about this dishwasher is that it is quick. My old dishwasher seemed to take hours to wash the dishes, this one doe sit in half the time. It is also much quieter. Our TV is in the next rrom and with my old dishwasher it would make it hard to hear the TV, this one is very quiet. The dishes also seem to come very clean, I have had very few instances where I have had to put something in again. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Price

Karen 3/17/2017

Very happy with the purchase of this dishwasher, does a great job.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Pleased!

MommieTeaCup 3/15/2017

Wonderful machine. Works great. Cleans dishes very well. The silverware tray on the door is a great idea- it gives extra room for more dishes. Quieter than our old dishwawsher. We are very pleased with this purchase.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good deal for the price

none 3/15/2017

good cleaner

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dishwasher is working well.

juicer 3/13/2017

Dishwasher works well, although I am still learning about the different cycles. My previous dishwasher was a Whirlpool and lasted for 19 years. Of course, some things are different.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good value for the price

Greg 3/13/2017

This dishwasher replaces a GE Profile in our winter home that seemed to run OK but refused to clean. I had a similar experience with GE up north and replaced that one with a Whirlpool that continues to work very well 8 years after installation. This dishwasher cleans very well but it is very lightweight and lacks structural rigidity making it imperative that one installs and levels it properly to avoid the "leaning tower" effect. As everything is plastic and light weight long term reliability is yet to be determined.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent features. Washes well. Many options and quiet.

Matt 3/9/2017

I bought it after looking through many others to choose from whirlpool had what I wanted for the right price. And even got more then expected. After installing it. Very pleased.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Worth the $

kabwaller 3/9/2017

We just bought this and it is very quiet, cleans really well and is worth the money we paid for it!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dish washer works super

donald 3/8/2017

Works great, Very good value, easy to install

Yes, I recommend this product

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just what we needed.

Cash 3/7/2017

Our new Whirlpool dishwasher exceeds our expectations !

Yes, I recommend this product

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Dishes sparkle

Late bloomer 3/2/2017

My old dishwasher was in the house when we bought it. I didn't have the user's manual, and I had never used a dishwasher before. My daughter taught me how to use it, and I started to use it in the winter to save my hands. I had used it every day since, but the racks were worn and there were other issues. I love my new Whirlpool dishwasher, because the dishes sparkle. I like the tall tub feature, because I have a stockpot and cookie sheets that will fit without interfering with the arms. It is much quieter than the old one, and does a great job overall.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works Great

The Family Maid 3/2/2017

My older dishwasher finally quit working. I loved that Whirlpool dishwasher so I bought one that was similar. I found that the older one had more cycles than I ever needed. This one works great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Value

FANMAN 3/1/2017

A very good DW, with many features,and a great value.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Well made, and made in U.S.A.

Doug K. 3/1/2017

Very pleased with the unit, dish's come out clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Wash is ok, doesn't dry the dishes

Joe the regretful 2/27/2017

I read the reviews about the lack of the dishes drying and didn't think it'd be that much of an issue. Turns out it gets really annoying. I don't recommend this model and wouldn't do it again.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Better Than Expected

Ricky 2/27/2017

Cleans dishes to a sparkling clean finish. No more spots! Runs quieter than expected.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good deal

Sparky01 2/22/2017

Good deal.Good machine.

Yes, I recommend this product

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iwo 2/21/2017

cleaning good, drying ok.

Yes, I recommend this product

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great features and a silent one when running. Like it

Joe 2/21/2017

I bought it a month ago and yes, I would recumbent this a friend

Yes, I recommend this product

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Working GREAT!

Chef Mother and Bottle Washer 2/20/2017

So far so good! It's doing a great job cleaning our dishes. Plus, the bottom rack is a little lower than our previous model which is a good since we are loading more dishes without it hitting the top rack. Thanks, Whirlpool.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Top quality,quiet appliance

draynes 2/16/2017

This dishwasher has proven itself with the first load. Dishes came out clean and sparkling. Being unfamiliar with appliance, seemed like it was not running, but that was because it is so quiet:) Would rate this a five stars, if not for the lack of a readily available users manual. Had to struggle with searching online and printing a manual for an earlier similar model. Find another excuse Whirlpool, this is not saving paper, but saving Company expenses, and wasting mine. Would recommend to someone, if this had not been sold as readily available, instead of special order.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good machine at a reasonable price

tish 2/15/2017

Bought this six weeks ago. It does a nice job on a full load and is much quieter than the old one.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features

Lee 2/14/2017

I purchased this a month ago I'm happy with it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great price for a dishwasher

Kwanhealer 2/14/2017

I bought this dishwasher upon my daughter and her partner's recommendation. It has been a good product for a fair price and meets my needs.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very quiet operation

Grandpa 2/13/2017

I bought this two weeks ago as a replacement for my 15 year old whirlpool dishwasher. Easy installation instructions

Yes, I recommend this product

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Whirlpool is the best!

Lucky in Vegas 2/13/2017

I purchased this dishwasher a few weeks ago & am very pleased with it. The reason I purchased a Whirlpool dishwasher over all the other brands is because I also own a Whirlpool washer & dryer. I purchased them in 1977 & am still using them today - 40 years of service! I didn't know any appliance could last that long, but there is no doubt in my mind that Whirlpool is the best appliance brand ever made & I definitely have the proof! Thank you Whirlpool!

Yes, I recommend this product

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runs quiet and cleans well

woody9nsn 2/13/2017

installed 2 weeks ago works good

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent appliance

P Q Phogg, Sr. 2/10/2017

Excellent appliance. Works wonderfully. Great installation.

Yes, I recommend this product

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iT DOES NOT DRY AT ALL.....aLWAYS TONS OF WATER ON EVERYTHIN

mary 2/8/2017

The dishes are still wet and I have to dry them. Water stays for days......

No, I do not recommend this product

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Heated dry doesn't perform well

Laurie 2/8/2017

I am disappointed in the heat dry. I realize that plastic doesn't dry well, butbi have to hand dry the silverware, too.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Simple & Quiet

Kari K. 2/7/2017

I've been using this dishwasher for a few weeks, and the settings are simple. I love the 1-hour wash cycle, and it's surprisingly quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Cleanest dishes!

Scam 2/7/2017

I bought this the week before Christmas. I have always loved Whirlpool appliances. This dishwasher washer gets all my dishes super clean. I'm extremely pleased!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Unit for rental home

Rick M 2/6/2017

I bought the unit to put in one of my rental properties. I checked on the dishwasher the day it was installed. I cannot believe how quiet it runs compared to the previous (8 year old) unit. Could only barely hear it in the next room while there was no conversation and the house was completely quiet. Zero complaints from the tenant since it was installed over two weeks ago..

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

Connie 2/6/2017

This item was bought to replace a Whirlpool dishwasher that was over twenty years old. I am expecting that this replacement will give me the same performance.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Earl 2/6/2017

I am happy with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good product

Betty 2/6/2017

excellent dish washer with a good prices

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet

Meg 2/1/2017

I bought my dishwasher in November, and I am very happy with the quality job it does for a very affordable price

Yes, I recommend this product

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Lots of space

Nelly 2/1/2017

We've been using this for about 1.5 months. It cleans very well and has lots of space for pots and pans. I only wish there was a little more space for silverware (we go through lots of silverware though). Overall a great product.

Yes, I recommend this product

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good prices and well build. Less running noise.

betty 2/1/2017

I am very happy with this dish washer.

Yes, I recommend this product

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