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Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System

  • LDS5040WW

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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 012126

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Problems with bottom rack I love everything about this dishwasher except the bottom rack constantly falls off the track when you slide it back in. I have had several dishwashers over the years, and never had a problem like this. I would not recommend this dishwasher because of this problem.
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Quiet but doesn't clean or dry dishes After 2 years we are giving up with this dishwasher. Although it is very quiet, the dishwasher doesn't clean dishes. Worse, it doesn't dry the dishes, and we use a rinse aid. Also when the bottom rack is full, it comes off the track when you slide it back to empty the dishes. We wasted a lot of money on this dishwasher; I'm writing this review so you won't make the same mistake.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's not what I expected for an LG I bought back in May, and I've noticed it doesn't dry my plates or cups. Everything comes out wet. I wanted to check if there was a way, but there is not. Another thing I don't like is that the normal cycle is over 2 hours. There is no way to turn off the signal beep, so if you start the dishwasher before you go to bed it will ring 2 hours later.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok I was really disappointed that there is no indicator light that tells me my dishes have been washed. Also, the bottom rack jumps the tracks almost every time we use it. Last, glass positions are limited due to the crazy angles of the top rack.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice dishwasher! Works great - cycles seem a little long. Like that I can lock the panel when little kids are around.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME MACHINE! We love the capacity - everything fits! Great looking too and fit in like it belonged there! Also child lock makes it so we can run the washer while the kid is running around!
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from detergent dispenser does not work We use the same kind of detergent that came with the dishwasher. Yet, the dishwasher does not dispense the detergent. Even if the detergent door opens, there is always a large amount left. Terrible!
Date published: 2015-11-28
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
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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

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
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