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Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System

  • LDS5040BB

  • Black

Key Features

  • EasyRack™
  • 10-Year Limited Wararnty on Inverter Direct Drive Motor
  • LoDecibel™ Operation - 50 dB
  • SmartDiagnosis™ System

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.

Whisper-Quiet Operation

Whisper-Quiet Operation

LG's technological advances, like the Inverter DirectDrive motor and a hard food disposer system, were designed with quiet in mind. At 50dB, this dishwasher is among the quietest dishwashers in its class.

Get wise

It's unlikely you'll experience any problems with your LG dishwasher, but if you ever do, this feature helps the service center diagnose problems over the phone, or with a smart phone app, helping you minimize costly, inconvenient service calls.

Reservations for 14

Reservations for 14

The spacious, stainless steel interior provides ample space for lots of dishes and stemware, in a variety of sizes. Fit up to 14 place-settings of dishes.

Total Place Settings 14
Upper Rack Dish Height Limit 12"
Lower Rack Dish Height Limit 14"
Cutlery Baskets 3-in-1 Detachable Baskets
Racks and Tines Nylon Coated with Rounded Tips
EasyRack™ System Yes
EasyRack™ System: Upper Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines (2 Rows) Yes
EasyRack™ System: Height Adjustable Upper Rack Yes
EasyRack™ System: Lower Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines Yes
Electronic Controls Front Control Physical Tactile Buttons with LED Display
Time Remaining Indicator Yes
Rinse-Aid Indicator Yes
Tub Material NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Available Colors White (WW), Black (BB), Stainless Steel (ST)
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Slim Direct Drive Motor Yes
Overflow Detector Yes
120°F Inlet Water Capability Yes
Self-Cleaning Filtration System Yes
Delay Start Up To 19 Hours
Child Lock Yes
Number of Wash Cycles 5
Wash Cycles Power Scrub, Normal, Delicate, Quick, Upper Only
SenseClean™ Wash System Yes
Sanitary Rinse Cycle Yes
Extra Rinse Option Yes
Multi-Level Water Direction 5
Hybrid Condensing Drying System Yes
Noise Level 50 dB
Ratings/Requirements/Type UL Listed/120 V, 12 Amps/60 Hz
Circuit Breaker Size 15 Amps
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) 89.0 lbs / 96 lbs
Limited Warranty 1 Year Labor, 2 Year Parts, 5 Years Limited on Control Board and Rack Parts, 10 Years Direct Drive Motor, Lifetime on the Stainless Steel Tub and Door Liner
UPC 048231 012133

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quietest Dishwaser ever!@# I have never owned an LG dishwasher before, but so glad I bought this one. I remodeled the kitchen and got all new appliances. This was a great find at a great price and is so quiet I barely know it is running when I am in the next room outside the open kitchen. Cleans the dishes very well, no water spots. Lover the delay start, but most of all the quiet operation.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent dishwaser I bought this dishwasher along with three other LG appliances and im very happy with my purchases. The quality of this dishwasher exceeded my expectations. It large tub hold a lot of dishes that come out clean. so far so good!
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, easy to use.Excellent quality, saving features
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poor tray roller and tine design just as others have observed--the lower rack constantly derails itself and is difficult to re-align. the lower tines are just too short and too straight to support dishes upright
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor design I love my other LG appliances, but this dishwasher is a complete disappointment. The bottom rack pulls all the way out too easily and is very difficult to replace on its tracks. The top rack does not accommodate stemware, such as wineglasses. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So disappointed When you open the door, it practically goes down to the ground and my back hurts having to go so low. The bottom rack keeps coming off the track. Even on EXTRA DRY, with it running 3 hours, everything is still wet!!!! What a wrong decision I made with this one. I love my LG range and fridge, but this dishwasher is a loser.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So simple to use I have had mine since June and I love it. It is so quiet ! And I love the little tune that it plays when started and is finished.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from High Maintenance required This is the wrong dishwasher for a family with kids and limited time. Monthly or bi-weekly maintenance required with very specific water temperature necessary to properly clean the dishes. It does not matter which cycle is selected to clean the dishes. This unit does not heat the water and the dishes are wet afterwards. We replaced all of our appliances at one time - worst mistake and purchase ever.
Date published: 2016-08-23
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Is it possible to ge a lower rack that the tines are stationary? Model #LDS5040BB, it would go a long way to helping me like this DW better if the tines didnt keep falling over!

Asked by: LGwhy
We regret your dissatisfaction with this dishwasher. Only one model of lower rack has been developed for this particular model.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-27

 The dishwasher cleans great but it won't dry how do you get it to dry with heat everything comes out wet?

Asked by: Conn
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is recommended to check the availability of the RINSE AID, so its sheeting action can help wick away the water from the dishes. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for further assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-23

Our dishwasher is draining after the first rinse cycle and then is continuing with the wash cycle without refilling. Our dishes do not come out clean at all. Any idea of what the issue could be? Would an issue like this be covered by our warranty?

Asked by: AKim89
Answered by: Tomcnrpds
Date published: 2016-08-08

My dishwasher groans. I do normal cycle and i use cascade tablets and rinse aid. Is it filter? If yes how do i changes or clean it?

Asked by: Ad6w
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this dishwasher. During which part of the wash cycle is this sound noticed? Does the unit still clean properly? Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional support in this matter.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-09

Ok I see where the dishwasher detergent goes but am trying to find out where my cascade rinse aid goes. Does it go where it says pre wash or the other compartment with the peep hole

Asked by: Brenbren
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. According to the information on page 16 of the owner’s manual, RINSE AID additive should be added to the RINSE AID DISPENSER located on the right hand side of the dispenser insert. Location information and replenishing information can be located on this same page.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-31

How can you call it a "child lock" if my child can still turn the unit OFF while it's running. I only purchased this unit because it had the ability to keep my son from interrupting the wash cycle, but it only prevents him from changing the cycle. Really?

Asked by: Bellyhold
We regret your dissatisfaction with the design of this feature. Power is supposed to remain active, as this is used in the activation and deactivation of this feature. If the Power button does not remain active, then it would not be possible to deactivate this Lock.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-03-19

How can I tell if the wash cycle is complete?  There is nothing to indicate that the dishes have been washed.  

Asked by: Caldaley
When the cycle is complete, a chime will sound and the display will show “END”. After a short time, the display and controls will shut off for safety and energy conservation.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-14

How long should it take for dishwasher to run

Asked by: kathy59
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher and its operations. The length of the wash cycle will depend upon the cycle and options in use. The CYCLE TIMES are listed on page 9 of the owner’s manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-31
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