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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

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.

Total Place Settings 14
Upper Rack Dish Height Limit 12"
Lower Rack Dish Height Limit 14"
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
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)
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 48 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) 90.8 lbs / 97 lbs
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 3 out of 5 by from Wet dishes We bought this dishwasher, along with other appliances, about 6 months ago. Our biggest complaint is that all the dishes come out soaked. Even when we choose the extra dry time setting, they still come out very wet. You will need to towel dry your dishes before you put them away.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Quiet!!! I really like how quiet this dishwasher is! Also, the ability to change the position of the racks & tines to fit larger items in it is very helpful.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Quiet I've had my new dishwasher for about month. We live in a house with an 'open concept' meaning our living room is separated from the kitchen by a half wall. Noise from the kitchen interferes with what we are doing in the living room. We can run this dishwasher any time of day and still carry on in the living room. Aside from doing a great job cleaning our dishes we are most pleased by how quiet it is. It certainly has been a welcome addition to our family!!!
Date published: 0026-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Easy to use. You can make adjustments to the racks to fit anything
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super clean dishes! I love LG products, but this dishwasher takes the cake! It's easy to load, with adjustable pegs and racks. Even the kids can do it and the dishes come clean! It's ridiculously quiet as well.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Quiet, but... The exterior and interior are all stainless and appear to be well made. The racks seem a but flimsy. I like the ability to fold down the tines, but the overall appearance inside seems to be like the toys my children play with, cheap plastic. I hope they hold up. The other issue I have is that it washes with cold water and detergent unless you select the Power Scrub cycle. It would also be nice if it remembered the settings from the last time I washed.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Changing to a do not buy This machine does not dry dishes and I am thinking the reason is a lack of a frying element. I am now going to try the 2.25 hour extra dry cycle. That is a quarter of a work day to do what my 40 year old Kitchen Aid did in less than an hour. That Kitchen Aid was working well but my wife wanted a stainless steel washer. Plus the racks do not hold as many different sized dishes as did my old Kitchen Aid. I gave this a previous review of more stars but after doing several loads I am going to hit LG hard with a lower rating. The movable tines are the only thing that keeps me from giving a one star rating.
Date published: 0026-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from High expectations fell flat I always hate leaving negative reviews, so I'll start with the positive. The dishwasher looks great, and it's very quiet. I love the Easyrack Plus system for easily cleaning large items. Now on to the bad. When I spent this amount of money, I expected a much better product. Even under the extra dry setting, the dishes are always still wet, and I have to dry them before storing them in my cabinets. The buttons are a poor design. I have accidentally turned it off mid-cycle several times because the way the buttons are located. Even with the lock, the power button doesn't lock, so it's very easy to hit it and turn it off, and you can't start off where you left off. Also, it doesn't tell you if the dishes are clean, so if you don't unload them immediately and forget, as I tend to do sometimes, or if someone else comes along, there's no way to know if they are clean or dirty. Most times they are dirty, even after running a cycle. I clean my dishes pretty well before I load them, but even still this does not clean well at all. I can't tell you how many times I've had to rewash dishes after running them through this dishwasher. Very very disappointed in this brand new and very expensive dishwasher. My older cheaper one did a much better job.
Date published: 2015-11-07
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Im using delicate can i be sure it doesnt use heat dry? Where i can control the heat dry?

Asked by: Joanne34744
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher and its features. The DELICATE cycle is intended for effectively cleaning delicate items such as fine china and stemware. According to the CYCLE SELECTION CHART on page 9 of the owner’s manual, it appears that the DELICATE cycle will utilize a HEATED RINSE cycle, running at about 154 degrees Fahrenheit.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-28

How do I clean filter on LDS550ST dishwasher?

This this washer does not look the same as other LG dishwasher videos on cleaning the filter. How do I clean the filter or is there one to clean?
Asked by: nona48
I've an LG tech here looking at this dishwasher. The sump motor broke. He asserts this unit does not have a food grinder, and that it's a copy-and-paste mistake. This unit does not have a filter and lets food pass through. He also asserts that if this unit breaks down again as result of the what he thinks is non-existent food grinder not working, it will not be covered under warranty. How do I educate him on this and ensure I don't get charged if the food grinder malfunctions in the future. Or do I have to return the 2-month old dishwasher and get another one. 
Answered by: AwakeinLB
Date published: 2016-01-15

Should water come out immediately after starting dishwasher

Asked by: Dave7274
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. From what location does this water originate? Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-17

dryer vent cover in the door. how do i put it back on

took it off thinking it was for rinse aid. now I cant get it back on?
Asked by: jmlive8
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. Unfortunately, as we are not technicians, it will not be possible to advise on the proper installation of a vent cover on the door. 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: 2015-09-08

does this model have a filter that needs to be cleaned?

Asked by: RegT
The LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System, Model # LDS5540WW does have a filter, but it has a built-in soft food grinder and a self-cleaning filter. The grinder grinds up soft food and residue into small particles that can be caught in the filter and washed down the drain. 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 wash down the drain...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-09-23

Why does it leak from the right side of the front door

My dishwasher leaks during the cycle, especially when the bottom rack is spinning. Does anyone know why?
Asked by: BRaid
We regret to read that you're having issues with your LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System, Model # LDS5540ST leaking from the right side of the front door. Hopefully this is one of those problems that you can easily fix from home. Usually a leak in the front door may be because the door latch is bent or loose, or not latching properly. If it is loose, tightening it would resolve the issue. If it is bent, you can easily order and install a new latch. Another cause maybe that the gasket is broken or damaged and needs to be replaced. The gasket is the rubber sealing on the door that prevents water from flowing out of your dishwasher. If your gasket is damaged, this can be replaced with relative ease. Before doing anything on the dishwasher, be sure to unplug it first and you can soak your new gasket in warm soapy water to make it pliable and easier to install. Check your door hinges and if those are loose door, go ahead and tighten them while you're working on the door. You may also want to make sure that the dishwasher is leveled as that can also lead to leaks. Place a level measure to verify that the unit is level and if not, you can use shims to level it. If none of these apply, you may need to schedule a repair service...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-07-10

Does model LDS5540BB have a hard food disposer?

Asked by: Zayra
IT HAS A SOFT FOOD GRINDER. This is the text from the manual (you can download it in pdf format). "For best wash results, your LG dishwasher has a built-in soft food grinder and a selfcleaning filter. The grinder grinds up soft food and residue into small particles that can be caught in the filter and washed down the drain. The selfcleaning 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."
Answered by: BobinColorado
Date published: 2015-09-23

how many gallons of water per cycle does my dishwasher use

model # LDS5540ST
Asked by: bluejacket
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. According to the information posted on the ENERGY STAR website, at, this machine utilizes an average of 3.4 gallons of water per cycle. This is the estimated per cycle water use of the dishwasher under typical conditions, expressed as the number of gallons of water delivered to the machine during one cycle, as measured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) test procedure, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Subpart B, Section 430, Appendix C. Actual water consumption will vary depending on the settings chosen.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-06-04
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