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4.5 | 237 Reviews

ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with 1-Hour Wash Cycle

Whirlpool WDF520PADB

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
Prop 65 CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY - WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Electrical
Amps 15

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

4.5 out of 5

94% of reviewers recommend this product.

So far so good

Barb 9/10/2017

This replaces a Frigidaire that kept leaking from front. It is much quieter than old one. Have no idea about things not drying. Most of the time, I just open the door a bit and let things air dry. I love the filter aspect. My dishes are sparkling. Did not want one with too many cycles. Great deal for the money. Will see if any issues arise later on.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Doesn't dry at all

jon17 5/28/2017

I've had this for about a week, replacing a GE that I had had for 14 years. The GE was a work horse compared to this dishwasher. The only reason I replaced it was because the racks were rusting. I wish I had just replaced the racks, now. This dishwasher cleans just ok. I still have food residue on multiple items. But the biggest issue I have is that it doesn't dry AT ALL. I use the heated dry cycle, of course, but it makes no difference. I expect a little water left on plastic, but everything is dripping wet when it is finished. It's very tedious to have to hand dry each piece of flatware. The only good thing I can say about this product is that it is quiet.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great features easy to install

Retiree 3/29/2017

Only thing bad with the 1 hour wash is, things don't dry because the heat cycles won't work on that cycle

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dishwasher with a good price tag!

Jessica 3/28/2017

Works great. No water spots. Heat to dry feature is perfect

Yes, I recommend this product

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Washes great!

Jammi 3/28/2017

I bought this when I bought my new home. It washes dishes great and it is so quiet you can't hear it running.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It works

Mike 3/28/2017

Totally satisfied with performance and price

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great features.

Michelle 3/28/2017

I love the one hour feature! It's also nice and quiet...am happy I bought this one.

Yes, I recommend this product

Excellent

Daisy 3/28/2017

I had a whirlpool dishwasher for 25 years, not one issue ever , that is why I stuck with whirlpool again.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Seems to be working well.

Mr. Jon 3/28/2017

We have used this new dishwasher for about 1 month and seems to be cleaning fine. My wife was a little unsure about how well the heated dry is working for her but have not tested enough to know. Latch mechanism of door is a little stiff and I worry that after a while pulling on the door might cause the front panel to loosen. The handle is just a depression in the door. No problems with that yet though. Had to buy a new dishwasher after 3 years or another brand that had poor bubble buttons that worked poorly and then eventually totally stopped working and they wanted 1/3rd of the price of a new washer just for me to replace the bubble button strip myself. The buttons on this Whirlpool brand look much better and less likely for that to happen.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good product

Maria 3/27/2017

Product is exactly as described. Not too noisy. Utensil basket could be a bit larger.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good

Sunshine 3/27/2017

My only complaint so far is that the pods don't fully dissolve and the dishes are left with a soapy film but liquid still works great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Machine

Ed 3/24/2017

We purchased the Whirlpool dishwasher because the one we replaced we had for 24 years and it still worked. We needed to upgrade and this model had a feature that we liked that allowed us to keep the same cycle every time by just pressing the start button. It is very quiet, cleans wonderfully and dries the dishes great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice features nice layout

Mike 3/23/2017

Purchased this new Dishwasher three weeks ago runs great nice and quiet cleans dishes great

Yes, I recommend this product

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very quite

Edna the yoga queen 3/22/2017

This is my fifth Whirlpool dishwasher, and I have loved them all.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great price, reliable QUIET dishwasher

Ken 3/21/2017

I was looking for a dishwasher that was quiet and efficient. I am very pleased with this Whirlpool dishwasher after five months of use. The only thing I do not like about it is the dinnerware basket on the door. It cleans the utensils well. It's just awkward. I'm sure it saves space in the racks for dishes and all, but it is a feature I'll put up with since all the other features are excellent.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like it.

Rashad 3/21/2017

We got this as a replacement for our old one. It iooks good, works fine. Doesn't dry the dishes, but still oky. We like it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good quality for the Price

Willse 3/21/2017

Every thing that I expected and some better qualities than I thought.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Feature

Dawn the dish girl. 3/21/2017

Love the fact that it is so quiet and it washes very well. I do wish it would dry better. But other that the drying mode I love everything about this dishwasher.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Clean is good

Annette 3/20/2017

Im pleased with my new dishwasher I bought a month ago. It is easy to use. I really like the design on the door for silverware. Push buttons on the front of door are easy to use and understand.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great dishwasher

Nate 3/20/2017

I bought this 3 weeks ago and I have been so happy with it. Replaced a very old dishwasher that wasn't cleaning well. I haven't had to run dishes through a second time to get them clean. Also, this is a very quiet machine. I used to have to turn up TV in living room to drown out the loudness of the old equipment. Now I can barely tell it's even running.

Yes, I recommend this product

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EXCELLENT

Erica 3/20/2017

I bought this dishwasher last minute. I chose a basic inexpensive dishwasher, since mine had just died and I needed one immediately. Very happy with the choice I made. I does everything the more expensive dishwasher does, and has a faster wash cycle

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great American made dish washer

Lockport Kim 3/20/2017

We've had this dish washer for a little time now & my wife & I are very happy with our purchase. We like the way our dishes are cleaned so much better than our old machine. Looks great in our kitchen & was easy to install, all thought it did not come with a power cord.The machine runs nice & quiet , which was important to us because we have an open air floor plan . Good value for what we spent, & its energy star rated so we will probably save money in the long run.Best of all the Whirlpool brand is made right here in the States, so our purchase is good for our economy, keeps our people working,& the money stays right here in the good ol' USA.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Somewhat disappointed

Karimee 3/19/2017

There are some things that I like about this dishwasher. It is an attractive unit. I like that the utensil holder can be placed so many different ways in the bottom rack or on the door, and that the sections in the bottom rack allow many options on loading dishes. Unfortunately, that's where my likes end. This machine is a bit louder than my previous machine. I like to run it overnight, but I have a small house and I can hear it from my bedroom. I also miss having a spray arm at the top of the machine. My biggest disappointment is the design of the top rack, which is an epic fail!! Although a couple of the sections are designed with a slant, they are not wide enough for any of my mugs, which means I have to put the mugs over the tines in between two sections. This is very inefficient and results in my only being able to fit HALF the items in the top rack that I used to be able to fit in my previous dishwasher, which has resulted in my needing to run the dishwasher more often than before.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Features

Jamie 3/16/2017

Love the way this dishwasher cleans...no spots, no food still stuck on the plates or pots & pans. Very quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Excellent appliance

Carl 3/16/2017

I bought about 1 month ago and I am very pleased with the performance and quiet washing for this machine. Awesome experience so far. Carl

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quite, settings are convenient, and siverware holder in door

Edna the mahjong queen 3/16/2017

I bought this a month ago and it is my 5th Whirlpool dishwasher of this style. It is the only one I will buy. I don't even rinse my dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, and they always come out clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Finally the Kitchen is complete

Getting it done 3/16/2017

Have been remodeling the kitchen for about a year replacing cabinets, all appliances, counter tops, backslash, and finally this was the last piece. I know some of you are thinking why not replace the dish washer when replacing the cabinets but it was a money saving option at the time and the dish washer we had at the time was working fine. Besides to change a dish washer is a piece of cake.

Yes, I recommend this product

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It works!

Dan 3/15/2017

When my previous dishwasher stopped washing dishes, I realized how dependent I was on having such an appliance: washing dishes by hand all the time isn't fun! The new dishwasher looks good and works well, though it doesn't feel as "substantial" as my previous machine -- seems to be made mostly of plastic as opposed to metal. However, as long as it works, that's the important thing.

Yes, I recommend this product

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BUSMAN 3/15/2017

week # 3 --so far so good --it works

Yes, I recommend this product

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nice dishwasher

Raymond 3/14/2017

It is better than what we had. Still little noisy. When installing it. Couldn't get help from customer service. Also when staring you have to press the start button twice. I didn't' know that.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Works pretty good

Mel 3/14/2017

Just bought this dishwasher and it works pretty good. Easy to operate and energy efficient is a plus. Only 2 concerns noticed. 1) some silverware in the removable silverware tray get missed during the cleaning cycle. 2) the cleaning racks can't accommodate a larger cookie/baking tray. Other than these concerns the dishwaser if working well. I have only had it for about 2 weeks so I can't comment on the longevity of the units functionality just yet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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T. Love 3/14/2017

So happy with my new dishwasher!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Pleased with new Whirpool dishwasher

Ann 3/13/2017

I purchased this last month and thus far have been happy with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Clean, WET dishes.

bumblebee 3/13/2017

I wash before I go to bed at night and when I empty the dishwasher in the morning there is water on top of the glasses and the inside of the dishwasher is still wet. I have to dry the dishes before I put them away. I did not expect this with a new dishwasher.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Ample room to stand plates.

Alien 3/13/2017

We can actually stand plates on end rather than lean them!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

potswolly 3/13/2017

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and it works beautifully. It is fast and quiet, and cleans everything really well. I am quite pleased with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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ma 3/9/2017

I bought this when I redid my kitchen, haven"t had a dishwasher in years. The main features I was looking for were silverware basket on door and one that was quite and I got both. Very pleased with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Best dishwasher I have owned

TashaD 3/8/2017

I have had more expensive dishwasher that don't clean as well. Love this dishwasher and I have a family of 5.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far so good!

TexasG2 3/8/2017

I like Whirlpool anyway and the dishwasher is very nice. It is not as quiet as I wanted but overall it is doing a great job.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Happy with Purchase

Bethie 3/7/2017

I purchased this dishwasher about a month ago to replace a dishwasher that did not last very long. we are happy with this purchase. It has more room inside than our last one, so we are able to wash more at one time. It runs quiet and is easy to use. Happy purchase

Yes, I recommend this product

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A vast improvement

Genie 3/6/2017

When we purchased our new home last year, we also got all the appliances. The appliances weren't new, but they worked. But the dishwasher developed a problem that we felt was a safety issue and we decided to replace it rather than just repair it. In a previous dishwasher, I had had the cutlery basket on the door and I felt that it freed up a lot of space, so that was one of the things that drew me to this model. Why am I not giving it a 5-star rating? Well, if I were doing the designing, I'd change a couple of things. The dividers on the top rack a a smidgen small for my glasses and mugs. But if I put items over the dividers, they work fine. This dishwasher definitely gets the dishes cleaner than it's predecessor, the detergent dissolves completely, and using the recommended rinse aid, I don't have to clean the hard water from the bottoms of my stemware. And this dishwasher is very quiet. I've only used one cycle of the choices for cleaning, so I can't comment on the 1-hour cycle. Would I recommend this dishwasher? Definitely!

Yes, I recommend this product

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So quiet!!

Mrs. KNABE 3/1/2017

I bought this dishwasher in December. It works perfectly and is so quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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NICE & QUIET CLEANS GREAT

JANIE 2/28/2017

i BOUGHT THIS A MONTH AGO & LOVE IT

Yes, I recommend this product

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Comes out clean

Amie 2/27/2017

Bought this 2 months ago the clean cycle does reasonably well. The racks could be designed better for holding dishes. We have standard corelle bowls and they don't fit right for effecient loading. Also the dry cycle does not work well. All of our glasses are still wet on the bottoms.

No, I do not recommend this product

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It does the job.

Oldfossil 2/27/2017

The noise level is higher than our previous Whirlpool dishwasher, and there isn't anyway to set it for a "light wash" cycle, but it seems to do the job.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Extremely quiet and efficient

KC 2/27/2017

I found this dishwasher to be extremely quiet. It seems to work well and the features are wonderful. The delayed wash is a big plus.

Yes, I recommend this product

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nice and quiet

kevin 2/25/2017

great price so i bought 2 one for my home and another for my rental

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice and Quiet

lobudgit 2/23/2017

Love the way it washes the dishes and so quiet compared to my last one.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Awesome appliance

Tony the handy man 2/22/2017

Fit right into where the old one was . Very quite, easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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This dishwasher is amazingly quiet. Cleans supuberly.

Rich 2/22/2017

I bought this 3-months ago and I am very very happy with this appliance

Yes, I recommend this product

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