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LG Black Stainless Steel Series Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam®

  • LDT9965BD

  • Black Stainless Steel

Key Features

  • Luxurious, Fingerprint-Resistant Finish
  • 15 Place Settings
  • 6 Cycles
  • Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LED Display
  • TrueSteam®

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dishwashers”

Design is all in the finish.

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Flawless new finish lets your style shine.

Deep yet brilliantly appealing, LG Black Stainless Steel Series brings an undeniable luster to kitchens. It elevates the traditional stainless steel look that's become the standard in today's homes with a satin-smooth, warm and sophisticated finish—a timeless expression that pairs beautifully with any style or color.


Powerful yet gentle TrueSteam® virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash. The built-in TrueSteam® generator also enables gentle cleaning for fragile items (like stemware), and can also be used for heavy-duty cleaning like pots and pans.

Easy Loading, Maximum Flexibility

The newly-enhanced EasyRack™ Plus system provides outstanding flexibility and convenience, adjusting to just about any load of dishes to help ensure optimal cleaning performance. Easy to adjust on-the-fly, this racking system can shift to handle any challenge your dishes can serve up.

Step Up to the 3rd Rack

Step Up to the 3rd Rack

The height adjustable 3rd rack gives you more space to fit everything from long flatware to small espresso cups.

Quiet Operation

Quiet Operation

LG's technological advances, like the Inverter DirectDrive motor and the advanced self-cleaning filtration system, were designed with quiet in mind. At 42dB, this dishwasher is among the quietest dishwashers in its class.

Split Personality

Split Personality

Enables users to vary the intensity in the upper and lower racks (e.g. delicates in the upper rack, and pots & pans in the lower rack with strong setting), accommodating different items in the same load.

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. Editor’s Choice Winner

Looking for a more affordable option? Check out the cost-effective, award-winning LG LDF5545ST dishwasher.

Total Place Settings 15
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
Height-Adjustable 3rd Rack Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System: Upper Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines Yes
EasyRack™ Plus System: Lower Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines Yes
Height Adjustable Upper Rack Yes
Electronic Controls Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LED Display
Time Remaining Indicator Yes
Rinse-Aid Indicator Yes
SignaLight™ Cycle Indicator Lights 4: Wash, Rinse, Dry, Clean
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Handle Matching Commercial Handle
Available Colors Black Stainless Steel (BD)
TrueSteam® Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Overflow Detector Yes
Slim Direct Drive Motor Yes
120°F Inlet Water Capability Yes
3-Stage Filtration System Yes
Delay Start Up To 19 Hours
Child Lock Yes
Number of Wash Cycles 6
Wash Cycles Steam (Auto, Heavy, Delicate, Dual Control), Normal, Quick & Dry
SenseClean™ Wash System Yes
Dual Spray Intensity Feature Yes
TrueSteam® Cycles Yes
TrueSteam® Cycles - Heavy Yes
TrueSteam® Cycles - Delicate Yes
TrueSteam® Cycles Dual Control Yes
Sanitary Rinse Option Yes
Extra Rinse Option Yes
Multi-Level Water Direction 5
Hybrid Condensing Drying System Yes
Noise Level 42 dB
Ratings/Requirements/Type UL Listed/120 V, 12 Amps/60 Hz
Circuit Breaker Size 15 Amps
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Limited Warranty 1 Year Labor & Parts, 5 Years Control Board/Rack, 10 Year Motor, Lifetime on Stainless Steel Door Liner or Tub
UPC 048231015936

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Vary nice but falls short. I'm writing this review after owning these appliances for over a year. I bought these because of there looks. And they look amazing. But if you plan on using them be prepared for the scratches. These scratch vary easy. And they look ugly. The performance is awesome but I am disappointed in who the look after a year. For what I paid for a suite of them I expected more.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice design, fair capacity& cleaning, BUTTHE SMELL Used this to replace a 10year old Kitchen Aide dishwasher. Bottom rack is spaced for plates, for anything else you have to move racks and cut capacity by 40%. rack tines do fall but it is not too bad. Cleaning is just OK if not overloaded. In 1 year, I have not seen any value the steam feature adds to the cleaning. The real problem is the smell, this unit does not have a food grinder so you have to remove the screen and trap often and scrub with bleach to kill the sell. Don't forget the bottom of the trap, I have found funky mold growth on it. LG should pull the trap and add a grinder!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Making Noise more than they told on advertise dishes not get clean and making noise besides they
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Totally dissatisfied I had to order dishwasher and once it arrived tried to run a test Coke. Just a rinse cycle and got an error message. Waited on hold for 32 minutes. Write someone answered and then told they could. Or run the diagnostic that is supposed to be a service feature. Service man came and said the circuit board and motor needed to be replaced. He ordered parts. Once arrived he can't and replaced the circuit board after confirming there was a disconnected wire. He made several calls for supper and was told they don't have diagrams or materials to assist with repair. He tried to run diagnostic again and still does not work. He also says the variable spray system that is promoted as a feature is not actually on this machine I have. So basically I've had a brand new dishwasher for 4 months and never been able to run a cycle through and not able to diagnose the problem. The service man has been extremely helpful and patient but getting no support from LG. I asked why not just send me a new dishwasher instead of incurring all this time and expense. What's my time worth?
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quitness and Rack usability We just bought this dishwasher and installed it 2 weeks ago. It is so quiet we don't even know if its running. My one real disappointment is the rack configuration. The top third rack is useless unless you use it for silverware, nothing else will fit with all the slotted allocations for silverware. We do not drink wine so the right side of the middle rack allocated for wine glasses is at such an angle other items do not set properly on it for cleaning. I HATE the adjustable prongs on the lower rack. They are always falling down and do not adequately support plates. I'm hoping, but doubtful that this dishwasher will last any where near the 21 years of the one we just replaced.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Features are great! all the feature are great with easy to use instructions, no much is required. I am personal having issues with it drying off the dishes with Jet dry in the dispenser.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So bad we returned it We were very disappointed with this dishwasher. It performed much worse than the 15 year old dishwasher it was replacing. The dishes had to be pre-rinsed for anything to come clean. Tried various cycles/options, different soap. After three weeks we exchanged it for a different brand at the store, which was not easy because of having to uninstall it and reinstall a new one. However it performed so poorly we felt we couldn't keep it. We have a large family and run the dishwasher just about every day, so it's not like stuff was dried on for days.
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from don't dry dishes we bought this machine about 2 months ago to use constantly but it doesn't really have a place to hold plates that doest fall over the other and it DOES NOT dry dishes even if we put to extra dry which it take more than 3 hours. we are very disappointed with this buy
Date published: 2017-03-17
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Dishwasher has blue and green light flashing while running. What does this mean? Also, 1E flashing while running? What does this mean?

Asked by: Girlmom
We apologize about the issue you are having with the dishwasher. The IE error code indicates an water inlet problem. It is suggested to check for a clogged or kinked water inlet hose and check the water supply. If this is not the case, Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for further assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-08-25

what is the shortest wash cycle on model #LDT9965BD

Asked by: spook8257
The shortest cycle in the LG Black Stainless Steel Series Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam®, Model # LDT9965BD is the Rinse Only cycle which has a run time of 22 minutes. The Quick & Dry cycle is 79 minutes and then the Normal cycle can run from 110~139 minutes depending on the soil level of the dishes...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-08-17

Our silverware will not come clean on the to rack.We have used the normal and heavy cycle. We use finish detergent

Asked by: Richard80
We have called and done everthing they told us to do and it did not work. The silverware is still dirty
Answered by: Richard80
Date published: 2017-05-20

How long is the drain hose that comes with the unit and what is the diameter of the drain outlet?

Asked by: Joe79
Although the Specifications for the LG Black Stainless Steel Series Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam®, Model # LDT9965BD do not list a length for the drain hose, the installation manual advises that the drain connection should not exceed 12 feet (3.65 m) distance to drain. If and extension drain is required, you should use a 5/8" or 7/8" inside diameter, 2-3 feet length hose and a couplet for connecting the two hose ends.The end of the drain hose has three different diameters, 5/8" (16 mm), 3/4" (19 mm) and 1" (25 mm)...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-02-10

I recently bought the True Steam LG Dishwasher in black stainless. What kind of dishwashing detergent is recommended? Powder or gel? Packs or squeeze bottle?

Asked by: Cindy66
Neile did not understand your question.what is he talking about hand dishwashing liquid.  Let me help you.stay with a detergent that dissolves quickly so the ports don't clog up,like gel.
Answered by: Frankv322
Date published: 2017-04-15

Is black stainless the only color in this series?

Asked by: Karri5
The LG Black Stainless Steel Series Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam®, Model # LDT9965BD is only available in Black Stainless Steel...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-12-06

Interested in black stainless steel dishwasher. Can you send me a sample of this color to see how well I like in my kitchen. Thanks

Asked by: wildthing
Please contact our Call Representatives at the Customer Interactive Center at (800) 243-0000 with regards to obtaining a sample or where you may be able to get one from for the LG Black Stainless Steel Series Fully Integrated Dishwasher with TrueSteam™, Model # LDT9965BD...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2016-03-25

Just purchased LDT9965BD dish washer, looked on website for height, depth and width specs. No listed. Please list.

Asked by: Hitmeuprc
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. According to the Specification Sheet attached to our website, the REQUIRED CLEARANCES for this model are 24” x 33 1/2” x 24” (WxHxD). The actual unit dimensions are 23 3/4” x 33 1/2” x 24 5/8”.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-04-04
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