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Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System

  • LDS5540ST

  • Stainless Steel

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.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Among the most energy-efficient dishwashers in its class.

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 Semi-Integrated SmoothTouch™ Controls 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)
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
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
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 013062

What People Are Saying

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 213 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Quiet and efficient. It does a good job quietly and then sings when it has finished. July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dishwasher I like this product's quiet way of functioning. The bottom rack was stiff at first but is easier to handle with use. I am still getting used to the bottom rack. It takes a bit to get the dishes to stand upright and not fall forward. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Quiet The unit is so quiet you barely know it's running. Cleans reasonably well most of the time. Spacious interior and nice features except the tines don't seem to line up on the racks making it very difficult to load to capacity. Not sure if this is a defect or just the design. Otherwise, we are satisfied with the purchase. August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quite an upgrade... ...from our 12 year old dishwasher. Incredibly quiet and we've never removed a dirty dish in the first two months of ownership. Lower racks are a little confusing at first to figure out, but other than that, no complaints. Significantly improved our lives. No more scrubbing plates/dishes before putting in the washer. No more re-washing stubborn spots after the wash. No more loud noise. June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best dishwasher Between the adjustable top rack, moveable pegs on the top and bottom racks, this dishwasher Rocks ~!! My fiancé and I just love this dishwasher and it fits everything so perfectly and looks absolutely stunning and sleek on the inside and out. So quiet at first I didn't it was on! Does a magnificent job cleaning the dishes and extremely easy to use and operate. THANK YOU LG ! July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So quiet you never know it's running. Didn't realize all of the features until it was installed. It is a very solidly built unit. When you shut the door it's like closing the door on a 1950s car...solid. The movable racks are LARGE and movable. You can really load it up. Main difference is how quiet it is. My old washer let you know a room away that it was running and my LG is so quiet I can only hear a hum sitting at my kitchen table when it runs. Only thing I have to get used to that I did not notice when I bought it was that the door opens to floor level which requires a little bending. This takes getting used to but I would still but this washer since it is a great appliance. July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love my new dishwasher This dishwasher will accommodate most anything....It will hold my wok....large pots....and way more dishes than my old one....You can lay all the tines down if you want to....pretty much anything will fit....With my old one, I always had to wash the large items....Now...it all fits in one wash....I love the silverware holder that separates the utensils so they do not nestle together....This dishwasher is also very quite...when I first got it, I wasn't sure it was running...I am so glad I purchased this dishwasher...Thanks LG!!!! + May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great dishwasher. Great dishwasher. Lots of room and glasses come out clean and free of spots. Much quieter than our previous dishwasher. May 9, 2014
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I wash a lot of baby bottles, which require tines on the top rack of the dishwasher. Are there no tines on the top rack?
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There are tines on the top rack. they are adjustable so you can fold them down or to angles to suit your needs
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No, there are plenty of tines. There are lots of ways to adjust the tines and racks to your liking. That is one the things I really like about this dishwasher.
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Hello,
thank you for your question.

I am attaching an image of the upper wrack from the manual for you.
This model has tines on both wracks. The tines can be adjusted up or down.

We appreciate your feedback, please give us a “thumbs up” if this answer is helpful to you; and please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

Have a lovely weekend!
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is the dishwasher actual stainless steel or stainless look. in other words, does it leave fingerprints and watermarks all over it?
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Real stainless steel. Marks can be eradicated by using mild GooGone.
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I think it is stainless. The strip at the top is the only part you need to touch when operating and opening it, so it's easy to keep clean. I used the aerosol stainless spray like twice in the month I've had the dishwasher and it looks great. I don't have little kids though!
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It is stainless steel :)
Fingerprints may show if it is not cleaned.
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Due to the distance from heater, the hot water cools down between cycles.
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Yes, but it is advised to have a hot water supply to the unit of at least 120 deg F for best results.
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No self heater for water on this model.
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I wondered the same thing so I checked in the middle of the cycle and found the water to be hot.
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how can i get a copy of the installation manual?

I also need the operation guide
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http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-LDS5540ST
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A google search can help you find what you are looking for.
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We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. A copy of the owner’s manual can be obtained from our website at http://www.lg.com/us/support-produc....
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Rinse Cycle

I know the quick wash is the shortest wash cycle, but I don't see a simple rinse on those days/nights that the dishwasher isn't quite full enough to run, but dishes still need to be rinsed......So question... Is there a rinse cycle or a way to just rinse the dishes???
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Remember dishwashers are not scrubbers and only rinse dishes. It is recommended to always scrub and rinse as much debree from all dishes prior to loading.
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It does have a half wash function, where it only washes on the top rack. So that smaller loads maybe washed.
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I apologize, but no; this dishwasher does not have a RINSE ONLY cycle available. It does, however, have an UPPER ONLY cycle which will allow washing for only the upper rack of dishes, instead of a full cycle.
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