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Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System

  • LDS5540BB

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Key Features

  • EasyRack™ Plus
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty on Inverter Direct Drive Motor
  • LoDecibel™ Operation
  • SmartDiagnosis™ System
AVAILABLE COLORS:

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.

quiet operation

quiet operation

LG’s technological advances, like the Inverter DirectDrive motor and an advanced self-cleaning disposer system, were designed with quiet in mind. At 48dB, 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.

CAPACITY
Total Place Settings 14
Upper Rack Dish Height Limit 12"
Lower Rack Dish Height Limit 14"
RACKS AND BASKETS
Cutlery Baskets 3-in-1 Detachable Baskets
Stemware Holders Yes
Racks and Tines Nylon Coated with Rounded Tips
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
STYLE AND DESIGN
Electronic Controls Front Controls with SmoothTouch™ LED Display
Time Remaining Indicator Yes
Rinse-Aid Indicator Yes
Tub Material NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
Available Colors White (WW), Black (BB), Stainless Steel (ST)
FEATURES
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
PERFORMANCE
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 48 dB
POWER SOURCE/RATING
Ratings/Requirements/Type UL Listed/120 V, 12 Amps/60 Hz
Circuit Breaker Size 15 Amps
DIMENSIONS
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) 90.8 lbs / 97 lbs
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Labor, 2 Year Parts, 10 Year Limited Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor, 5 Years Limited on Control Board and Rack Parts, Lifetime on the Stainless Steel Tub and Door Liner
UPC 048231 013086

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Julia I only got 3 years of use before the buttons stopped working!!
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and efficient We are an all LG family. Customer support was great when we had an initial issue and got someone out to fix our problem. (it was the installer not the product)
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Quiet Upgraded all appliances and my last dishwasher broke so I reviewed bunches and decided upon LG - absolutely pleased
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant product Bought product a month ago . Does a excellent job of washing dishes.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quiet but racks don't stay Should have purchased one that does not show fingerprints and those racks on the bottom do not stay in place. You add dishes to the bottom and they fall.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product Nice product, but having trouble with rinse aid function, as light continually blinks even though rinse aid was filled. Has been occurring since I bought this. Machine
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Purchased this dishwasher in spite of all the negativity in reviews. Thoroughly love it. Ultra quiet. Cleans beautifully. Loads easily. What more can you want? Dries better than any other dishwasher I have ever had too.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I am an Idiot bought this March 26th. Adjustable racks collapse all the time. The top rack doesn't' have the capacity that my ancient previous but better dishwasher did. It also still emits a bit of an off-plastic smell. And now, July 19th, the motor went out. Awesome.
Date published: 2016-07-19
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How do i clean filters

Asked by: Bfro
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. According to the information on page 5 of the owner’s manual, the filter in this motor is a SELF-CLEANING FILTER, along with a soft food grinder.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-15

When I press the button for the sanitize feature nothing happens anymore. The indicator light does not light up and the additional time does not add on 

Asked by: Norris4114
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is requested to advise of any changes that may have occurred with the operations of this product. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-29

Bad odor coming from the dishwasher and odor is on dishes after dry. How can I eliminate this odor.

Asked by: Wonka699
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is recommended to check the filter in the bottom of the wash tub, to make sure it is clear of any obstructions that might be holding soap or other buildup, as well as extra water that might be developing the odor. It is also suggested to run a short cycle containing nothing but a cup of vinegar, which can help clean the machine. If there are other questions in this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-08-16

1) How do you pause the dishwasher if you need to retrieve something during the 2-3 hour cycle? 2) How do you run a rinse cycle? This is desperately needed because the dishes are never clean, like they are being washed in dirty water (even with rinse aid

Asked by: WorstDishwasherPuchessEvr
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. This model has not been designed with a PAUSE option available. An EXTRA RINSE cycle can be added to this machine. There is not an option for a RINSE ONLY cycle. If this unit is not cleaning properly, then the dishwasher 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-18

My inspector failed the DW in the house I'm selling because he said there was no high loop. The installer did not do a high loop in the drain line because he said it is built into the dishwasher. Who is right?

Asked by: dsnowman3
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. According to the information listed in the Installation Guide, it does appear that the drain hose is intended to be elevated.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-07-06

We bought our dishwasher February 2015 and the motor has gone out. Is this covered by the 10 year warranty? And how do we go about repairing it?

Asked by: ChrisL69z28
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. All functional parts, on this device, carry a 2 year part warranty. 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-20

The display is flashing 1E what does that mean

Asked by: dickyb
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. According to the Troubleshooting Information listed on page 22 of the owner’s manual, the IE error code is indicative of a WATER INLET problem. It is suggested to check for a clogged, kinked or frozen water inlet hose. If this does not resolve the matter, then this unit will likely 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-24

Any ideas why our dishwasher just stopped turning on? The last several times we've used it we had to try several times to get it to power on. Now it just won't power on at all. Any troubleshooting tips would be much appreciated. 

Asked by: MegCan20
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is recommended to check the circuit breaker to ensure all is operational. It is also suggested to try checking the electrical wiring to the dishwasher. If this does not resolve the matter, then the device will likely 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-02-17
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