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LG STUDIO - Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam® Technology

  • LSDF9969BD

  • Black Stainless Steel

Key Features

  • Pro-Style Design Inspired by Nate Berkus
  • Fingerprint-Resistant Finish
  • TrueSteam® Technology
  • Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LCD Display

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dishwashers”

Timeless, Pro-Style Design

Timeless, Pro-Style Design

Make a statement in any kitchen, enhancing the look of your home with timeless sophistication. Inspired by our artistic advisor, Nate Berkus, LG STUDIO appliances boast premium design details.

Kitchen design for a refined palate.

Use the LG STUDIO Virtual Designer to create and share your perfect kitchen.

Stylish Design You Can’t Wait to Get Your Hands On

Fingerprint and smudge resistant finish* easily wipes clean with a soft, dry cloth, so the only lasting impression is your impeccable taste. At last, the kitchen you can’t wait to show off is the kitchen that handles real-life in style.


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.

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.

Type Top Control Dishwasher
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 Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LCD Display
Time Remaining Indicator Yes
Rinse-Aid Indicator Yes
SignaLight™ Cycle Indicator Lights 4: Wash, Rinse, Dry, Clean
TrueSteam® Yes
Slim Direct Drive Motor Yes
Number of Wash Cycles 7
Wash Cycles Steam Power, Normal, Quick & Dry, Quick Wash, Rinse Only, SteamDelicate™, Steam Dual
SenseClean™ Wash System Yes
Dual Spray Intensity Feature Yes
Variable Spray Intensities Strong/Medium/Soft
Sanitary Rinse Cycle Yes
Extra Rinse Option Yes
Multi-Level Water Direction 5
Hybrid Condensing Drying System Yes
LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation Yes
Overflow Detector Yes
120°F Inlet Water Capability Yes
Delay Start Up To 19 Hours
Child Lock Yes
Ratings/Requirements/Type UL Listed/120 V, 12 Amps/60 Hz
Circuit Breaker Size 15 Amps
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Handle Matching Commercial Handle (Vista Package)
Available Colors Black Stainless Steel (BD)
Fingerprint & Smudge Resistant Exterior Yes
Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 23 3/4" x 33 5/8" x 24 5/8"
Required Clearances (WxHxD) 24" x 34" x 25"
Carton Dimensions (WxHxD) 27 1/5" x 35 1/10" x 29 3/5"
Weight (Unit/Carton) 110.2 lbs / 116.4 lbs
Limited Warranty 2 Year Parts & Labor, 5 Years on Control Board and Rack Parts, 10 Years Direct Drive Motor, Lifetime on the Stainless Steel Tub and Door Liner
UPC 048231018968

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not practical LG's top of the line dish washer is quiet! So much quieter than our previous dishwasher, there's hardly a comparison. And the "black stainless" finish is classy and blends in with the rest of our kitchen. We were so looking forward to the 3rd level for silverware. But we were so disappointed when we found several of our knives and spoons in each wash don't come clean. Particles left on the back of spoons. Layers of food left on the front. 2) The instructions so to not overlap dishes. This is certainly true. They don't come clean if you do. 3) But most annoying is the poor design of the folding racks in the middle and lower levels. Dishes are stacked facing a side. There is plenty of room to make two rows - one of full size dishes, the other of smaller side plates. However, after carefully arranging the dishes in 2 perfectly aligned rows, it's all but impossible to keep them in these neat rows when sliding the tray into the washer. The slightest jar causes both size plates to roll. Further, the tines do a poor job of holding the plates upright no matter which direction the plates are facing. 4) The foldable tines fold down much too easily. I'm always having to put them back up.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from so so We have owned this dishwasher for 8 months and although it cleans well and is quite, we would not buy this model again. The adjustable tines that hold and space the dishes do not stay in place and cause items to move and to fall during loading and washing operations. We have broken more then a few items because of the poorly designed adjustable tines
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So quiet - I forgot I started it! I've had several dishwashers in my time, but this one is just plane AWESOME! It is so quiet - I have to put my ear on the door to see if it's running!!! And tall - lots of room on the top (middle) rack. I took out the top table service rack and can put tall stuff on the top (middle) rack as well as the bottom. Would never buy any other dishwasher again!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best, bar none, dishwasher I've ever owned Super quite. If it wasn't for the lights, I'd never know its on. Perfect job cleaning the dishes. I really love the steam feature. It works.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's Not To Love? Quiet, beautiful, loads of features, outstanding performance. I cannot ask for anything more. You will love it. I read a couple reviews about frustration when loading, but no worries, the tines have some flexibility, so just pay attention to the loading recommendations and it'll only take a couple of moments to figure out the best loading configuration that fits your need.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleanest dishes ever! I bought this dishwasher and had it installed in April after a kitchen remodel. I cant say enough good things about it. The dishes are always clean and sparkling. No water spot problems on any glasses or silver. It has a great half load program too. Plus its so quiet you don't even know its running. Great dishwasher!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Many features Love the black stainless. The directions are many and it takes awhile to sort through them. I like the 3rd upper rack for silverware. It seems cleaner when not all stacked together. I am still have problems getting my dishes to NOT flop together. They seem to not have a flat enough surface so that they can stand up straight and not fall over on top of each other. Maybe I need a lesson on Loading!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from quiet It is very quiet and cleans decent. I do not like the fact that you cannot see what function buttons say when the door is shut. And I don't like that there is no indication stating "Clean" I've had people try to put dirty dishes in when they are clean and it hasn't been emptied
Date published: 2017-08-11
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What is the decibel rating?

Asked by: Jill at
I had to download the manual specifications. I was curious myself. Found it is 42 db.
Answered by: PeterUnlisted
Date published: 2017-03-31

Is it ok to use the dishwasher detergent tabs? We clean our dishes well before putting them in the dishwasher and they still don't come out clean. Are we doing something wrong?

Asked by: BusyMomof2
Regrettably, we can only advise that you follow the manufacturer's instructions for the use of the dishwasher detergent tablets in the LG Studio - Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam® Technology, Model # LSDF9969BD. Detergent tabs can deliver a greater performance when removing stubborn stains, they might also require a longer rinsing cycle to remove mineral deposits and do not offer the same flexibility of liquid gel or dishwasher detergent powder when it comes to precise measurements for different sizes of dishwasher loads. You may want to try dishwashing powder or dishwashing gel to compare the results and see which one better suites your needs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-01-17

Is the light supposed to continue blinking during the cycle!

Asked by: Curiously yiurs
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. If the unit is performing the cleaning operations properly, then the indicator lights are likely to be operating as designed.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-02-25

Can this unit be converted with wheels and a sink attachment to make it a portable unit? 

Asked by: GhostSolo
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