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Semi-Integrated 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.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Among the most energy-efficient dishwashers in its class.

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 Semi-Integrated 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
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) 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 Super quiet We bought this machine the first of October and installed it ourselves. Love how it looks, the height adjustable upper rack is great and it's super quiet!!! No more turning up the TV volume while the dishwasher is running!! Love this machine!!!!
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for the money we got it with a good discount at Best Buy since it was an open box, couple brackets were missing and LG store pricing was too high, got them 5 times cheaper on ebay ;). As for the appliance itself: i like it's stainless inside not plastic like my old one, solid built, the only thing that prevents me from giving 5 stars is the selection of preset cycles- i wish to have more choices, there is no short or mid short cycle. i'd like to have smth close to 45 minutes. "Quick" is 1hr 20 min and "Standard" is 2 hrs.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from voltage the machine cleans quite well, but in a newly built home, I had to have the surge breaker and the wall GFI deleted for standard out, not surge breaker. For some reason the machine voltage spikes and trips the surge breaker.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to Use and Thorough! We've been using our new LG dishwasher for about three months now and we love it! It's very user friendly. The power scrub function is awesome - it thoroughly cleans all of our dishes even if there is food residue left on them after cooking. I also really like the ability to add the additional options like extra rinse, sanitize, and extra dry to any cycle with the touch of one button. The only reason I gave four stars is because I wish the child lock function made it so that the power button is inactive like the rest of the controls.
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My dishes have never been so clean!! I truly do love this dishwasher. I never right reviews, but this dishwasher is worth taking the time to do so. It is quiet and the cleaning power is amazing. My only and very small con is that the racks on the bottom do not stay up when loading. Very easy to straighten them back again. Best Buy was a great price and great service!
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Have to use Power Wash to get dishes clean. I am so disappointed with my dishwasher. It looks great, but glasses come out cloudy, and dishes are not clean unless I use the power wash and one pack of the hard soap and fill the remainder of the reservoir with liquid soap. And that's with a medium load.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs quiet, doesn't dry, motor dies The dishwasher is quiet and cleans decently. However it does not have a dry cycle--it just stays locked for an extra hour and drip dries. Dishes, especially plastic items, do not dry. Within one year,The motor died and it stopped working. When searching online about this dishwasher I see that this is a very very common problem. you're lucky to get more than one year out of it. stay away
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very quiet cleans well The only issue so far with this product is that the Lower dish rack slip's off the track continually. This is very annoying as it usually happens when the rack is loaded , it's a bit of a pain
Date published: 2015-09-22
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Hello- I have this in right and was wondering if I can switch the panel out for stainless steel? Is it possible to get these parts?

Asked by: charliesangel
To find replacement parts and accessories for the LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040WW you can contact the LG Authorized Parts Distributor in your region: Andrews Electronics 25158 Avenue Stanford Santa Clarita, CA 91355 Sales : 877-389-6384 Fax : 800-289-0301^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-11-18

I'm in the SC Mandatory Boil Water area. It might be weeks before safe water is restored. My water heater is set at 120°F. Will the sanitize setting make my dishes safe to use?

Asked by: Michelle B
Our prayers are with all of you in SC and hope that things can be normalized soon. You really should contact the local Authorities there with regards to what is safe for consumption or use in your home when washing your dishes with the LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040ST. According to the sanitization standards for chemical and hot water sanitizing as found in the Rules for Food Establishment Sanitation, the specifications for hot water sanitizing depending on the type of dishwashing machine should have a minimum wash temperature between 150°F (66°C) and 165°F (74°C). The minimum sanitizing rinse temperature should be between 165°F (74°C) and 180°F (82°C) and the maximum sanitizing wash temperature should be between 190°F (90°C) and 195°F (90°C)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-08

My dishwasher stopped working in middle of cycle and won't go on. 

Asked by: Nade
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is recommended to deactivate the circuit breaker to this device for about 30 seconds, and then reactivate it. Check to see if the unit can begin operating again. If it does not, then it 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: 2015-10-08


Asked by: HEIDIQ
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for South Africa. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-10-02

Why does dishwasher make horrble whisling sound and very loudnoise while running thru cycles?

Asked by: retvet
The whistling sound emanating from within your LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040ST is covered in your owner's manual on page 19 under the FAQ's section. "Why is there a whistling sound?" "It is important to determine how long the noise occurs and when it happens (what part of the cycle). When water is drawn into the dishwasher, a whistling noise can be heard. This is normal. If the water pressure is too high, it will be louder so it may be necessary to adjust the water valve to lower the pressure if the noise is too loud." The other sounds you're hearing while it is running through the wash cycles may be the Vario Spray System and the soft food grinder and self-cleaning filter. With the Vario Spray System, the water spray alternates between the upper and lower racks, so all of the power from the motor is directed to one rack at a time. This concentrates all of the cleaning power of the motor on each rack in turn. The self cleaning filter system continuously cleans the wash water as it circulates to separate any residue from the wash water. All dirt and residue easily washes down the drain. The grinder grinds up soft food and residue into small particles that can be caught in the filter and washed down the drain...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-21

Is there a grey or stainless face option instead of white?

Asked by: Hornswoggle
The LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040** is available in Black and in Stainless Steel...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-23


Asked by: BEEMAC25
My LDS 5040 ST does not have third rack.
Answered by: LeeLee
Date published: 2015-07-25

Does LG have Dishwasher with Custom Panel ready door

Asked by: Archemeritus
Regrettably no. The LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040WW does not have a Custom Panel ready door. LG does not do Custom Ready Panels...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-10-19
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