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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®

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

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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
Parts & Labor 1 Year Parts and Labor
Motor 5 Years on Control Board and Rack Parts, 10 Years Direct Drive Motor
Drum Lifetime
LDT9965BD Black Stainless Steel 048231 015936

What People Are Saying

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
Rated 1 out of 5 by from "Black Stainless" finish is PEELING OFF! Does a great job washing dishes but the finish is terrible. The "Black Stainless" is simply a dark clearcoat on the stainless appliances and it is not durable at all. Scratches easily and now is even peeling off near the handle. Terrible.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So quiet I can put a sleeping baby next to it! This is by far the quietest dishwasher I have never heard!!! Cleans great, can't wait to get a water softener to see how spotless the stainless steel interior gets after using! Wife had to use a few times to get better idea of maximum cleaning for different sizes of dish placement. No rinsing required but our ONLY negative is no integrated disposer to grind up larger particles of food. Just need to clean screen as necessary on bottom. Don't know why some people are having trouble with wet dishes after finished?? Fine for us! Exterior looks in design is very nice! Love the top 3rd shelf for unique utensils!! Ohhhh, did I mention how quiet this beast is?!!
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too beautiful for words. We are loving the quietness of our wonderful dishwasher. It's so quiet we think it's not working. But it works wonderful. The dishes are very clean when done. The only thing we have a challenge with is that loading the dishwasher is a bit frustrating. For some reason the rack and the guides for the dishes don't let the dishes stand up nicely. There must be a nack for getting it to cooperate. The dishes seem to flop over and not stand up. But all in all, a great dishwasher.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite clean This is the quietest dishwasher I have ever seen. But it also does a great job cleaning
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Performer Solid build! Almost silent! Superior engineering and it cleans the dishes! To other potential buyers; take the time to learn different loading patterns and cycle options. Steam feature helps remove baked on crud and is gentle for fine glass/china.
Date published: 2017-01-20
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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: 2017-02-11

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


Asked by: MWEEKS10
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. LG Dishwashers have instructions available, in the installation guide, to allow for the mounting brackets to attach to the cabinet sides, rather than the top.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-01-29

I LOVE the look of the black stainless steel and am planning to use it for a remodel. Do you have plans to offer wall ovens any time soon? 

Asked by: TeacherKat
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