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Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System

  • LDS5040ST

  • Stainless Steel

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 012119

What People Are Saying

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! Seems to be a great dishwasher. Lots of features in the rack system that I am sure I will use sooner or later.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really quiet We baught this in June and after a little trouble installing it, it works great !! I find that the quick cycle works for most of the washes ( It's only my wife and I)
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My wife & I love this new dishwaher! We had this d/w for 1 week & it is nice & quiet & dishes come out really clean!
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have had this product since 5.22.16. It does as a very quiet job and cleans extremely well. I have one thing which concerns me. Perhaps I am not using product correctly and need to read instructions more thoroughly but it does not seem to dry as efficiently as I would like.
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So quiet This new dishwasher runs so quiet my first use i didn't think it was on.
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from New Dishwasher I bought this dishwasher a month ago, and am disappointed in it. It washes dishes beautifully, but it's the most difficult dishwasher to load I've ever owned. The top rack is configured strangely. Even though some of the prongs will move up and down, large glasses and cups will not fit into the sections easily, thus limiting how many you can wash at one time. The same thing is true with the bottom rack. It's hard to get any dinner plates to stand upright. They tend to fall over. The silverware rack is very poorly designed as well. It comes apart into three sections, which I cannot figure out why they did this. No matter what we do, it will not stay together. I just happened to save the old silverware receptacle from my old dishwasher, so I replaced the new one with our old one. With all the complaints aside, it does get my dishes clean. I just can't get as many dishes in this one as I did my old dishwasher. One of the best features is that it does not require dishes to be completely clean. It has a small food grinder that will take care of small amount of food residue. This was the best feature of all.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really quiet lot of room for everything, including wine glasses. Love the adjustable selves
Date published: 2016-06-30
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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

I noticed that my under sink cupboard which is just next to the dishwasher is getting extremely hot when I run dishwasher.  This never happened with previous dishwasher. Wondering why. Where does it vent? Old one vented out of the top front. New/no vent.

Asked by: EllieMae
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. This unit is designed to vent near the front door. Whether or not this has been covered by the cabinet will depend upon the manner in which the device was installed.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-17

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
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