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4.4 | 4585 Reviews

ENERGY STAR® Certified Dishwasher with 1-Hour Wash Cycle

Whirlpool WDF520PADM

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
Cutout Depth 24.0 in
Cutout Height 33-7/8 in
Cutout Width 24.0 in
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
Electrical
Amps 15
Volts 120
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

Professional delivery and installation is available for every product we sell. We would be happy to coordinate delivery and installation for you.

Extended warranties are usually very inexpensive and can save you thousands in the future. Some can even cover extra costs that result, such as cost of food that spoils when your fridge dies. It's simple and inexpensive to purchase extended warranties and one of the smartest ways to protect your investment.

Appliances can be large, heavy and expensive. You probably don't have the special tools or expertise needed to fix them in a crisis. If you can spare a few thousand dollars without batting an eyelash for new appliances should they break tomorrow, don't buy a warranty. But if you're like most of us, protect yourself by purchasing inexpensive extended warranties when you buy a new product and save yourself big money in the long run.

4.4 out of 5

89% of reviewers recommend this product.

Love it. Saved my family

Chris 10/2/2017

We use a lot of dishes and hate washing by hand. Love the one hour wash.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Dishwasher

Art 10/2/2017

Our dishwasher was included in our new built home, but let me tell you that this dishwasher has me hooked and if I had to buy another home I would make sure this same washer was included.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Easy to use

Ryan 10/2/2017

Runs great and quiet!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Good dishwasher

JimW 9/28/2017

I like the looks of this dishwasher and it seems to do a good job cleaning dishes. It is very quiet, but my one complaint is it doesn't dry the dishes. I have used rinse aid and the hot setting to no avail.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice Dishwasher

RJ 9/26/2017

Extremely quite. Washes dishes thoroughly on just a normal cycle.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Pre-rinse and half loaf only...

John 9/26/2017

Been using and we now pre wash all dishes. Only plates and glasses go in. We separate all plates by 1 space. Basically it's good for rinse and dry .. make sure you clean the trap after each use. Soap and scale seem to build up and effect spotting

No, I do not recommend this product

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Good dishwasher, reasonably priced

Red 9/26/2017

I bought this dishwasher a few weeks ago to replace one that was leaking. This dishwasher is fairly quiet and dishes come out sparkling clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very Happy Owner

JP 9/25/2017

I purchased this dishwasher to replace a top of the line dishwasher that stopped working after 13 years. I did not have high expectations for this unit based on the price but, I have been very pleasantly surprised. It cleans very well, is very quiet, has all the features I need. I have read the reviews where others are complaining that it leaves water on things but, I found that if I use the heated dry and make sure to use the rinse aid, I do not have an issue. Everything is dry and clean. If you are looking for a great dishwasher at a bargain price, this is the one.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Cecil 9/25/2017

I love the quietness of it when it is running.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Kjm 9/23/2017

Happy with it

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great Value Good Product

fourstring 9/22/2017

Very easy to install. Works perfectly no trouble at all

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet Machine

herb 9/20/2017

I bought this model for my beach house and one for my house in town. Quiet machine, hopefully Whirlpool reliable.

Yes, I recommend this product

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So far So good

Mack 9/18/2017

We have not used this appliance yet dut so far so good

Yes, I recommend this product

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Better Than Expected

JP 9/18/2017

When I purchased this dishwasher to replace my beloved high end dishwasher that died on me, I didn't have high expectations that it would clean or perform nearly as well since it was a third of the price of my old one. I was very pleased with the performance, it is quiet, very easy to operate and while it does not have all the cycles that the other model had, it has everything that is needed to get the dishes cleaned. I even put all the dishes in after they sat in the sink overnight without soaking or rinsing and all the dishes came out sparkling clean with no food remaining. I read the reviews about the dishes not getting dry so, I have only used the heated dry cycle and have not experienced any issues. For the price, performance and the looks, I would recommend.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Offers many choices of cleaning

Pam 9/18/2017

Have had installed for a month and even with the 1 hour wash, everything comes out sparkling and clean!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Simple & does the job

Angel 9/15/2017

Got this dishwasher as a replacement for and old one. It is simple to operate and cleans perfectly, even in the 1hr program

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice Investment

Happy wife 9/14/2017

My husband bought this as a replacement for another dishwasher we had that started to give us problems. He installed it with the help of a family friend. It works well and quietly. We can even do other things like take showers and wash clothes and not be affected by water changes when it is running. I do wish it had a separate quick rinse cycle but it is not a big deal since my old one didn't have it either and I wasn't able to help my husband make the choice. All in all a great machine that gets my dishes clean and is easy to use.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Works great

Lm 9/14/2017

So happy with this

Yes, I recommend this product

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the cook 9/11/2017

I bought this 2 months ago and I am very satisfied with it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not bad for price.

Stacy 9/7/2017

Racks hold a lot. Silverware holder can be moved which is nice. The dishes don't really dry even on heated dry. I rinse everything before it goes in because otherwise food is still on it. But overall not bad for the price.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet and dishes come out shing!

Mon 8/31/2017

Best dishwasher ever!

Yes, I recommend this product

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Washes Away All Your Tears

Art of Many Forks 8/30/2017

Dirty dishes are no fun but this dishwasher swoops in and makes you feel all better again.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Not my favorite

The Angels 8/29/2017

Works ok. Does NOT dry dishes.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great!

Tprovo 8/24/2017

This dishwasher was in my house when I bought it. I really like that it works so well, and very quickly.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Ted 8/22/2017

its very quiet, cleans well

Yes, I recommend this product

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Very quiet when washing

dorisimo 8/21/2017

My old dishwasher broke and I certainly heard it when it was on! This one is VERY quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Nice dishwasher

Ptretired 8/17/2017

Bought this to replace old one.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet dishwasher

SheliaV 8/15/2017

Quiet dishwasher that cleans well, however, even with JetDry, my dishes still come out wet.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Washer

Griffin72 8/15/2017

This washer was in the home I purchased a couple months ago. It's efficient - it's quiet. The only small issue is that when a load is clean and you pull out the top rack- when you push it back in, it gets caught on the soap compartment lid. Other than that, it's great.

Yes, I recommend this product

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OrBnd 8/15/2017

This is a quiet machine, cleans well, I like it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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smooth

ezzy 8/15/2017

simple and eligance

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Awesome!

Joe 8/14/2017

Always the cleanest dishes and energy efficient. I love it.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet and efficient

MTMamacita 8/14/2017

This dishwasher is amazing. Cleans efficiently. It is super quiet. Good investment for our home.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Like the 1 hour wash cycle

Alex 8/14/2017

I purchased this washer last month, its very quiet. Connections was not the same as old washer. Purchase a installation kit with a unit.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Runs so quiet

Dorisimo 8/14/2017

This dishwasher runs so quietly, you don't even know it's on. The dishes come out sparkling clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Stainless star

MattLo 8/11/2017

Purchased a month ago. Much more space than my 15 year old Whirlpool it replaced. Washes dishes well enough. Even with heated dry seems to be more wet dishes and intensils than the old washer. More quiet than the old washer. Door handle flexes (less sturdy?) when opening the washer. Stainless surface shows fingerprints (common to all stainless appliances). Overall seems like a good value for price paid.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great one

Jenny 8/9/2017

I'm using it for a month, and very satisfied. The stories are divided great, I have place for big pots and small stuff. I love that cutlery doesn't occupy space on the main rack.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Super Quiet

Rich 8/9/2017

Our builder supplied the dishwasher and I am glad that he chose Whirlpool. It's another part of a quality build.

Yes, I recommend this product

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We love it

Keep calm said no mom ever! 8/9/2017

It took awhile to get used to having a brand new dishwasher with a 1hr wash. We had a old school one that was loud annoying but worked so when it went out my husband with my fathers help purchased me this one and installed it. We instantly loved it, it has cool lights as my 7 yr old puts it, simple to use and isnt as loud so can be run at night without disturbing anyones sleep. When purchased I was still doing chemo for terminal cancer and was still able to load 1 load by myself and my husband was tackling most of the house work because well I just wasnt able. My husband hasnt had any issues with it but im sure wishes everything else was as simple ane easy to use after working outside all day :).Look forward to updating our other appliances as we are able with all whirlpool appliances.

Yes, I recommend this product

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One hour setting is great!!!

Granny 8/9/2017

I love my new dishwasher and it is quiet to use. I use the one hour setting.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet and Efficient

Patient Shopper 8/8/2017

I bought this dishwasher a month ago, and it has performed well. The only negative is that it does not completely dry the top rack (cups, glasses); I was aware of this fact before I bought the dishwasher since I had read the reviews. That said, I was able to purchase the dishwasher on sale, and I feel that it was a good purchase. This dishwasher is very quiet and since it washes well, I don't mine taking just a minute to hand dry the cups, myself.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Quiet and cleans well!

Doug 8/8/2017

Works great, only thing that annoys me is the front has to be all the way down to roll out the bottom tray so it doesn't get caught on the utensil basket.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Provided by the builder

WakeWise 8/8/2017

Economy model. Does a decent job cleaning. Doesn't always open soap lid. Inzide is plaztic not sst. Very quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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I love this dishwasher!

SP 8/7/2017

I bought this dishwasher about a month ago and I'm so happy I did. Its so quiet and it gets the dishes sparkling clean. I'm not sure if I like the silverware tray on the door, but the silverware gets very clean.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Don't buy this

Bill 8/6/2017

I bought this last month. Doesn't clean the dishes and water on the dishes even when on heated dry. Not sure why most people like this machine. Very disappointed in whirlpool.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Momofour 8/4/2017

Works perfect! Love the 1 hour cycle option as well.

Yes, I recommend this product

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works well

Sally the Sailor 8/2/2017

For an entry level washer, it gets the job done well

Yes, I recommend this product

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Decent Dishwasher overall

Jim the Runner 8/1/2017

I was surprised at how well this dishwasher works for the relatively low price. Overall the sound level is acceptable. The dishes come out clean provided you use good detergent. Cheap detergent doesn't cut it. Time shall tell how well it will hold up, but so far, so good.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Runs quietly, great features

Jo-Jo 8/1/2017

Came with the purchase of our new house

Yes, I recommend this product

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Great product

Jake 8/1/2017

Cleans the dishes wonderfully, and is very quiet.

Yes, I recommend this product

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