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LG STUDIO - Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam® Technology

  • LSDF9969BD

  • Black Stainless Steel

Key Features

  • Fingerprint-Resistant Finish
  • TrueSteam® Technology
  • Hidden SmoothTouch™ Controls with LCD Display

J.D. Power Award Winner

“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dishwashers”

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.

Handle Design Towel Bar Handle
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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new dishwasher! Not only does it have 3 racks, but they are convertible too! Best features are the smart diagnostic feature and the QUIETNESS is unreal! Great design!!!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Features 1st time user of LG Dishwasher; and, have been using for since 30 June 2017. Have removed 3rd top rack. Found couldn't place tall glasses on 2nd (middle) rack without kitting 3rd rack. Going to try and use this 3rd rack ~ paid extra. Bottom rack ~ can't adjust to fit my plates. They keep falling over!! Use the Quick & Dry or Normal cycle. When cycles are complete, have moisture on the inside door. Not happy. Other cycles are longer and I want to conserve water and energy. Hopefully, I'll find solutions. Maybe a follow-up.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Dishwasher Except For... This dishwasher will take a little to get used to. The layout of each draw and all of the moving dividers, etc. can be somewhat confusing and depending on what you are washing it needs to change. Great to have the options but sometimes too many options... This dishwasher has no heating element for drying so a drying agent is a MUST. Without it your dishes will be soaked when you take them out. It does say that in the manual but it can be easily missed. Took us a few washes before we realized it. We thought something was wrong. The biggest "flaw" with this dishwasher is the control panel. It is neat, clean and very simple. What it is not is very visible. The controls are not backlit so they are very difficult to read in low/no lighting. Most days I turn on the dishwasher as I am heading to bed. The kitchen lights can be off or low. In this condition I can not read or even see any of the buttons on the panel. This was a poor design and should be corrected. Unfortunately we will have to learn to live with it. Other than this we love the dishwasher.
Date published: 2017-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alot I like but one small issue I seem to have an issue with my plastic glasses coming out to f the dishwasher with a film on them and some of the plates have a powdery residue. I'm not very happy about having to hand wash what just went through my dishwasher. I love the fact thta it is so quiet that I can't hear it running.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LG Dishwasher We are truly loving this new dishwasher, it's quiet, efficient and well laid out.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from what a waste of money This dishwasher does not clean! I bought LG because I love my LG washer, dryer, and refrigerator, but this product is awful. & what recourse do you have when you buy a product & it just doesn't clean well????
Date published: 2017-04-12
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Just purchased a stainless dishwasher. The bottom face plate is black - can I order a stainless one?

Asked by: ChristieS
We apologize for the inconvenience, we do not sell a stainless steel face plate separately for this dishwasher. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2017-12-21

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: 2017-12-07

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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