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Fully-Integrated SteamDishwasher™ w/ 3rd Rack

  • LDF8874ST

Key Features

  • 15 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles
  • Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LED Display
  • TrueSteam™


Powerful yet gentle TrueSteam® virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash. The built-in TrueSteam® generator also enables gentle cleaning for fragile items (like stemware), and can also be used for heavy-duty cleaning like pots and pans.

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.

Step Up to the 3rd Rack

Step Up to the 3rd Rack

The height adjustable 3rd rack gives you more space to fit everything from long flatware to small espresso cups.

Quiet Operation

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 42dB, this dishwasher is among the quietest dishwashers in its class.

Split Personality

Split Personality

Enables users to vary the intensity in the upper and lower racks (e.g. delicates in the upper rack, and pots & pans in the lower rack with strong setting), accommodating different items in the same load.

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 limited warranty.

Total Place Settings 15
Upper Rack Dish Height Limit 12"
Lower Rack Dish Height Limit 14"
Cutlery Baskets 3-in-1 Detachable Baskets
Stemware Holders Yes
Racks and Tines Nylon Coated with Rounded Tips
Height-Adjustable 3rd Rack Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System: Upper Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System: Lower Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System: Height Adjustable Upper Rack Yes
Electronic Controls Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LED Display
Time Remaining Indicator Yes
Rinse-Aid Indicator Yes
SignaLight™ Cycle Indicator Lights 4: Wash, Rinse, Dry, Clean
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Handle Matching Commercial Handle
Available Colors Stainless Steel (ST)
TrueSteam™ Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Slim Direct Drive Motor Yes
Overflow Detector Yes
120°F Inlet Water Capability Yes
3-Stage Filtration System Yes
Delay Start Up To 19 Hours
Child Lock Yes
Number of Wash Cycles 6
Wash Cycles Steam (Auto, Heavy, Delicate, Dual Control), Normal, Quick & Dry
SenseClean™ Wash System Yes
TrueSteam™ Cycles Yes
TrueSteam™ Cycles - Heavy Yes
TrueSteam™ Cycles - Delicate Yes
TrueSteam™ Cycles Dual Control Yes
Dual Spray Intensity Feature Yes
Variable Spray Intensities Strong/Medium/Soft
Sanitary Rinse Option Yes
Extra Rinse Option Yes
Multi-Level Water Direction 5
Hybrid Condensing Drying System Yes
Noise Level 42 dB
Ratings/Requirements/Type UL Listed/120 V, 12 Amps/60 Hz
Circuit Breaker Size 15 Amps
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 23 3/4" x 33 1/2" x 24 5/8"
Required Clearances (WxHxD) 24” x 33 1/2" x 24”
Carton Dimensions (WxHxD) 27 1/5" x 35 1/10" x 29 3/5"
Weight (Unit/Carton) 110.2 lbs / 116.4 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Labor, 2 Year Parts, 5 Years on Control Board and Rack Parts, 10 Years Direct Drive Motor Lifetime on the Stainless Steel Tub and Door Liner
UPC 048231 014373

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cleans well. That's about it This dishwashwer cleans really well, but despite my efforts to clean out the filter, it makes a really whiney sound while washing (which I was told was because the filter was dirty). Also, the bottom rack, no matter how I distribute the weight of the dishes, ALWAYS comes off the rollers, and I have to fight to get it back on even after removing the dishes. It's hard on my back to have to keep re-distributing dishes because the rack can't stay in place. I never had this issue with any other dishwasher.
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dishwasher! We bought this dishwasher about 8 months ago and have not had any problems with it. By far it is the best dishwasher we have ever had! The dishes and utensils come out so clean so much than the other dishwasher we had before.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Would not buy again! This dishwasher was designed poorly, if the designer had to use this everyday, I'm sure it would not be so bad. First, the bottom rack constantly comes off track, second, the collapsible holders are not aligned to where a row of bowls will nest properly. On the plus side, it does a fantastic job of cleaning dishes, and is very quiet.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from true washing power I have had the dishwasher 5 days it washes really well it even took the lettering off my measuring cup. extremely quiet compared to my last dishwasher
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Jlee15 Although this is the quietest dishwasher I've ever owned, I cannot stand the adjustable holders on the bottom rack. They are not designed well. They do not properly hold large dishes - they make the dishes fall over on each other - and they do not stay in place. I, by far, prefer my noisy dishwasher that properly held my dishes.
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoying the dishwasher Dishwasher seems to work great and it is extremely quiet. Only complaint is that the LED lights on the front are very bright. When it is running at night, it lights up my kitchen wall opposite the dishwasher (see photo).
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect Dishwasher My husband and I are very pleased with every appliance we have bought from LG and everything about this dishwasher stands up to the standards they have in appliances with a couple of drawbacks in design flaws. The panel at the top of the door with all the controls for the dishwasher are very hard to read. If you have bad eyesight this is a negative. It would be nice if LG would of used the same coloring on the Logo at the left side of the door for the whole panel. The next problem was the bottom rack wants to roll off the guide on the door. I do not know if this is due to small wheels on the rack. It causes dishes to collapse because the tines fold over due to being bumped. I love how quiet this dishwasher is and how sparkly clean the dishes come out. I have to say my dishes have not looked this good in years. My glasses actually look new to me. I hope LG goes to redesign these few things and then they will corner the market with a fabulous dishwasher.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet Quietest dishwasher ive ever heard. Has some issues though. There is a thin silverware shelf at the top that interferes with things on the next shelf. Small bowls and tall cups will not fit because of the silverware shelf. The silverware basket is in the back on the bottom shelf requiring you to pull the shelf all the way out for access. A pain when youre only putting silverware in.
Date published: 2015-11-22
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A box lights up around each control button on the control panel, but the actual text commands do not light up so I can't read them. Is there; 1) an on/off or dimmer for the text; 2) a problem, or; 3) a feature (the way it's designed)? It's brand new.

Asked by: MichaelJM1960
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher and its features. The description given is normal operation. The text of these buttons is not designed to be lit; rather the outline of the buttons are all that will shine.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-04

How does the stemware fit

Asked by: Doss2063
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. Stemware will typically be arranged on the upper rack. The upper rack should be adjustable in height, depending upon the need of more room.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-05-04

Is it supposed to take the lettering off my measuring cup

Asked by: Flyman91
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this dishwasher. Such an occurrence is not normal operation. This will generally only occur due to the age or condition of the item being washed, or if the item is not dishwasher safe.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-05

I am thinking about buying a dishwasher with steam.

My water is very high in lime and calcite will this clog the steam generator, If so can I use a dishwasher cleaner to control the problem? If I use a dishwasher cleaner how affective is it in keeping the dishwasher in service, will I get the same life out of it as a DW used in a soft water situation?
Asked by: Singledad
I can't believe nobody has answered this question!! Well I WILL NOW ANSWER!! ________ HARD WATER WILL MOST DEFINITELY SHORTEN THE LIFE OF ANY DISHWASHER! I'm not familiar with steam units but have had to replace more than one dishwasher. Since the EPA banned the use of phosphate in any cleaning product sold in the USA, it is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to get "sparkling clean" dishes
Answered by: Missy6874
Date published: 2016-04-05

Everything comes out chalky white

Asked by: Paul56
You must have hard water. Since the EPA has banned the use of Phosphates in the US, the only other remedy is to install a water softener. LG recommends the use of a wash booster like Glass Magic. It might help a TINY bit, but since it no longer contains phosphate you're really just throwing away money you could be saving towards a softener. 2 things to note though: 1. Do not use powdered dishwasher soap. (Even with soft water powdered soaps can and do etch glass) and 2. Cut down the amount of soap you use to the bare minimum necessary. Trust me these 2 actions do help. (Soaking and scrubbing hazy dishes in white vinegar will clear the haze off of non-etched glassware)
Answered by: Missy6874
Date published: 2016-04-05

Recommended Dishwashing Detergent for Hard Water

Hello - We have recently purchased the 8874ST model and are not happy with the performance. Although, LG markets that you don't need to scrub the dishes, we have tried that on numerous occasions and the dishes come out just as we loaded them. We have tried different cycles, including the steam cycle, but the results haven't changed. Also, we live in an area where the water is extremely hard and we are using a rinse aid with each cycle. However, the glasses always come out with water marks. We are frustrated at this point and don't know if we need to change something - perhaps the detergent? Can someone please help us or contact us as soon as possible. Thanks.
Asked by: ANUJ
Unfortunately, there's not much you can do about the effects of hard water. This is due to the EPA. The EPA has abolished the use of Phosphate in ANY cleaning products. For a very short time I was able to purchase a wash booster that contained only Phosphate. It COMPLETELY REVERSED ALL EVIDENCE OF HARD WATER! No spots, no haze, just sparkling clean dishes. But...we are no longer able to purchase Phosphate anywhere within the USA. SO...the key to sparkling dishes in hard water is Phosphate. BUT...we can't get it in the US so we either live with hazy spotted dishes, or, we install an expensive softener system. Just SUCKS!!
Answered by: Missy6874
Date published: 2016-04-05

How do I remove the "inverted direct drive motor 10 year warranty" metal sticker from the front of the door? It's an eyesore.

Asked by: Conroe
We regret your dissatisfaction with this notation to demonstrate the available coverage you have. If you wish to have this removed, and it has not been possible to remove the label by hand, then it is suggested to hold a hair dryer over the label to weaken the adhesive, or to use a soft cloth and hot soapy water to remove it.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-24

I have owned this dishwasher for around 8 months now and the soap dispenser no longer opens during the wash cycle.  Any tips on how to fix this?

Asked by: BrianHotsummer
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is suggested to ensure the hinge moves freely, and that the dispenser does not have any sticking components. If this does not resolve the matter, then the unit may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-22
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