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LG Black Stainless Steel Series Front Control Dishwasher with QuadWash® and EasyRack™ Plus

  • LDF5545BD

  • Black Stainless Steel

Key Features

  • QuadWash™ System
  • EasyRack™ Plus
  • LoDecibel™ Operation (48 dB)
  • NFC Tag On Technology
  • Dual Control™ Cycle
  • 10-Year Warranty on Inverter Direct Drive Motor

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dishwashers” Editor’s Choice Winner

The LG LDF5545 Dishwasher Series won the Editor’s Choice award from Watch the review to see why.

Four Reasons to Buy an LG Dishwasher

Four Reasons to Buy an LG Dishwasher


Put Enhanced Cleaning in Motion

Achieve maximum cleaning throughout the entire cycle with LG QuadWash™. With four spray arms instead of two, QuadWash™ also includes Multi-Motion arms that rotate back and forth while spinning. The high pressure jets power-clean dishes from multiple angles.

Count On It

When you buy a dishwasher, you want something reliable that you can count on. Because the Direct Drive Motor uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LG confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty.

Easy Loading & Maximum Flexibility

The newly-enhanced EasyRack™ Plus system provides outstanding flexibility and convenience, adjusting to just about any load of dishes to help ensure optimal cleaning performance. Easy to adjust on-the-fly, this racking system can shift to handle any challenge your dishes can serve up.

Quiet Operation

LG's technological advances, like the Inverter DirectDrive motor and the advanced self-cleaning filtration system, were designed with quiet in mind. At 48dB, this dishwasher is among the quietest dishwashers in its class.

Handle Design Pocket Handle
Total Place Settings 15
Upper Rack Dish Height Limit 7.1"
Lower Rack Dish Height Limit 12.5"
Cutlery Baskets Yes
Fold Down Tines Yes
BPA-Free Nylon Coated Racks and Tines Yes
Height Adjustability Yes - Easy One Touch (3 Level)
EasyRack™ Plus System Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System: Height Adjustable Upper Rack Yes
Electronic Controls Touch
Tub Material NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Tub Insulation Damping Sheet, Sound Absorbing Material (felt), Base
Handle Flush Handle
Available Colors Black Stainless Steel (BD)
QuadWash™ Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation 48 dBA
Slim Direct Drive Motor Yes
Overflow Detector Yes
120°F Inlet Water Capability Yes
3-Stage Filtration System Yes
SenseClean™ Wash System Yes
Vario Wash Yes
Variable Spray Intensities Yes
No. of Spray Arms 3 (Top, Upper, Lower)
Hybrid Condensing Drying System Yes
Detergent and Rinse-Aid Dispenser Yes
Rinse-Aid Indicator Yes
Hidden Water Heater Yes
Safety Float Switch (Leaks) Yes
Soil (Turbidity) Sensor Yes
End of Cycle Indicator Beeper + END Indication on Display
Number of Wash Cycles 9 (Auto, Heavy, Delicate, Normal, Turbo, Download Cycle, Machine Clean, Rinse, Express)
Number of Wash Options 8 (Dual Zone, Half Load, Energy Saver, High Temp, Extra Dry, Delay Start (up to 12 hrs), Control Lock, Night Dry)
Water Factor (WF) 2.8
Energy Use (kWh/Year) 258 kWh/Year
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
CEE Tier 1
Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 23.75" x 33.6" x 24.6"
Depth with Door Closed (Handle) 27 1/8"
Depth with Door Open 50.5"
Carton Dimensions (WxHxD) 28" x 34.7" x 29.6"
Clearances (WxHxD) 24" x 33.5" x 24"
Weight (Unit/Carton) 75 lbs / 88.2 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Labor & Parts, 5 Years Control Board/Rack, 10 Year Motor, Lifetime on Stainless Steel Door Liner or Tub
UPC 048231022224

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quiet!! I am very pleased with the performance of this dishwasher. Very quiet and energy efficient. The top tray is adjustable so you can raise it or lower it to accommodate tall pots and pans. The dishes dry best if you select the Auto cycle I found.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dishwasher EVER!! So quiet I can barely tell that it's on. Powerful washing with the direct drive motor. I'm very very impressed with the quality of my new dishwasher. What a great buy, too!
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet, Clean, and Dry We have had this dishwasher about 8 weeks now, and are very satisfied with it. It replaced a 30 year old failed Kenmore that we did not use much. This dishwasher runs very quietly. When washing it can barely be heard. It does get a little louder when pumping out the water, but it is still not objectionable. We have tried most of the cycles and have found that the "auto" works best for our loads. Every dish we have put in has come out clean. We scrape off any loose food, but do not rinse or pre-soak. One thing that we have not tried yet is a casserole dish with burnt on food. In researching this dishwasher we found some concern about the heating element not being used during drying. We have not found this to be a problem. Almost all dishes come out dry. Some do have a few drops of water on them, but not a lot. The only exception would be plastic items. They do have to be dried by hand. We seldom used our old dishwasher because of its noise and high water usage. We use this one all the time. It is quiet, and, if the tables in the users manual are at all accurate, it uses less water than we need to wash dishes by hand. With the "auto" cycle, we have found that it takes a little over two hours to wash a load.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quiet and efficient I really like this dishwasher. It’s ridiculously quiet. Great price on Black Friday @ lowes and 10% off coupon... Looks great ... and my 4 new LG kitchen appliances are literally saving me 25% / month on my electric bill. - I replaced 20 year old appliances. Overall, I’m a happy customer- yet I do have one minor complaint - the leftover water after a cycle is completed does not go away and starts to smell rank and moldy - however, I learned to prop open the door to let the water evaporate out to circumvent this problem.
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not worth it I bought this unit over a month ago. Pretty, lots of bells and whistles but the dry cycle, even on extra dry, does not do the trick. Many items on the top rack still have water all over them. Does a good job washing dirty dishes but disappointed with the dry cycle as we have to hand wipe residual water on the items in the upper rack.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I really wanted to like this dishwasher but it's been nothing but a smelly mess. The dishwasher has a constant smell likely caused by the water that remains in the bottom of the filter under the arm. We've tried everything and it's always there. All our appliances are LG Black Stainless and after 2 tries we're going to have to choose a different product. Why would you make a dishwasher without heated drying, at least as an option?
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from JUNK Have it too long it is still junk it keeps braking down
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dishwasher LDF5545ST We have had the Dishwasher LDF5545ST for about three months and we are very happy with this product. Loads easy and run's very quiet. Dishes come out nice and clean. Enjoy this Product very much!
Date published: 2017-12-22
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What is dual zone

Asked by: LeoThewizard
The Dual Zone option automatically sets the spray intensity to soft for the upper spray arm and strong for the lower spray arm. Properly load your dishwasher for best results. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-01-04

My door latch on my month old dishwasher.  What do i do

Asked by: Kim8
Sorry to hear Kim8, please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000, or drop us a line at Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at @LGUSSupport when you are with the unit. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-27

Does the large direct drive motor 10 year warranty decal come off or is it permanently affixed.

Asked by: paul67
We do not recommend trying to remove the decal without possible damage to the unit. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-13

Why does my dishwasher smell? I've only used it a couple of time. Previous dishwasher didn't smell. Have to hold my breath!

Asked by: Lauren31
There are 3 main possible causes for odors coming from your dishwasher: 1) The previous cycle was stopped before completion and residual water remains in the dishwasher. To Fix: Turn on the power, run the Cancel cycle option to remove the residual water, then run the Turbo cycle using detergent but with the dishwasher empty. 2) There is food in the bottom of the unit or in the filter. To Fix: Clean the filter and the interior according to the Maintenance section of the owner’s manual. 3) Unwashed dishes are left in the unit for a long time. To Fix: Cycle with one cup of white vinegar in a dishwasher safe glass or bowl placed on the upper rack. (Vinegar is an acid, and with constant use it could damage your appliance.)
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-11-29

Is this smudge proof stainless??

Asked by: Crystal86
Hello Crystal86. The Stainless Steel finish on this LG Front Control Dishwasher with QuadWash™ and EasyRack™ Plus, Model # LDF5545ST is not finger[rint or smudge proof...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-28

Although advertised as being able to download a cycle via WiFi, I can't find procedure without using an NFC enabled smart phone. The mobile app indicates a long press of delay start button will connect to WiFi, but it hasn't worked.

Asked by: GDKay2
Information regarding downloading cycles to your dishwasher can be found on page 39 of the owner's manual which you can view a downloadable copy here: ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-11-28

my dishwasher didn't come with the countertop mounting brackets or a kickplate. I purchased at an HH Gregg location that was going out of business just a few months ago. How do I get these items?

Asked by: ChuckSmith
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, Encompass Parts. Their contact number, for placing orders and pricing information, is 866-779-7906. You can also use their website, at The part number for the mounting kit is 5001DD4001C and 3551DD2001X for the kick plate.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-25

Is there a specific brand of dishwashing detergent or rinse aid that lg recommends using with their product?

Asked by: Kharv17
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. We would recommend the use of JET DRY rinse aid, and any detergent brand would be fine as long as its not solvent-based detergent.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-23
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