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LDF8072ST

Key Features

  • TrueSteam™ Generator
  • EasyRack™ Plus
  • Height Adjustable 3rd Rack
  • LoDecibel™ Operation

available colors:

Stainless Steel Discontinued
CAPACITY
RACKS AND BASKETS
STYLE AND DESIGN
FEATURES
PERFORMANCE
POWER SOURCE/RATING
DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY/UPC

What People Are Saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality, need replacement already Once the warranty ran out, so did the dishwasher. Time to replace it. The pump and board need to be replaced. Can’t believe how short the lifespan is. We only used it 2-3 times a week and now it’s garbage. We also had 1 rack replaced and the other one is rusting now too. Poor quality. Will not purchase another LG product.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheaply made Drain pump goes about once a year, cheap parts are used
Date published: 2018-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst dishwasher ever owned! My wife and I installed this dishwasher in our new house four years ago and already need to replace it. After about seven visits by a factory-authorized service repair contractor, it still cannot be fixed. The pump has been replaced twice and the dishwasher continues to experience the same OE error code. When I called LG, the customer service representative cited the extremely limited warranty and refused to assist. Combined with the LG refrigerator also experiencing problems, I will never buy a LG appliance again as I already have to replace both appliances.
Date published: 2017-11-01
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ASK & ANSWER

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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

The height of the dishwasher we are looking at is 33 5/8 My space is 33 3/8 does it have ajustable legs where we can make is just a little shorter?

Asked by: smallspace
Yes, it does. I noticed the guy who installed ours had to adjust the height a bit.
Answered by: nikmock
Date published: 2014-03-24

Is there a quick-wash option, and, if so, how long does it take?

Asked by: josie240
Yes, it's about 30 minutes.
Answered by: nikmock
Date published: 2014-03-24

dishwasher model # LDF8072ST what is the noise level?

The LG website states it's 48dba, every other store site, i.e. Sears, Lowes, Best Buy, all state it's 45dba. Which is correct? Does this model come in black?
Asked by: kmohney
I forget the washer is on all the time because it's so quiet. Once I hear the water getting pumped out, that's when I'm reminded it's on.
Answered by: nikmock
Date published: 2014-03-24

My hot water heater is broken and the dishwasher won't come on. No new heater until Monday. Is it possible to use the dishwasher with cold water?

Asked by: Caterina
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. This device will not operate properly when attempting to use COLD water for a wash cycle. It will not properly activate the detergent, nor will it clean properly. It is not recommended to use this device with a cold water connection.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-02-21

Is there a fix for the middle spinner from falling off

The spinning washer on the middle rack keeps falling off. If comes apart where the ring snaps into the spinning bar. The outer twist ring and inner snap ring stays on the middle rack. I examined the clamping teeth. they are weak but not broke. Its fallen off to many time to stay on not. The teeth are wore from the constant re-assembling. Is there a redesigned part or a fix/ replacement. I bought in 4/2013 at HH Gregg in Champaign IL. PN on the door is mez6489001 LG inverted directdrive with 3 racks. let me know.
Asked by: Idotman
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. Such difficulties are not common with this product. Accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, MCM Electronics. Their contact number, for placing orders, is 800-824-9491. You can also use their website, at http://www.mcmelectronics.com/content/en-US/forms/lg_parts. The part number for the middle sprayer nozzle of the LDF8072ST is AGB73093001. If needed, the Guide Assembly, to which it attaches, is AEC73278201. If you would prefer, this can certainly be repaired by a qualified service technician. 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-02-19

Does this dishwasher(LDF8072ST) have a built-in food disposal feature?

Asked by: Heads
No. Saving energy and noise, it opts for an advanced filtration system.
Answered by: FCSJ
Date published: 2014-01-17

How do I get the power scrub light off?

Asked by: shortcakes
We regret the difficulty you have experienced with this dishwasher. To cancel a cycle, and thereby deactivate the Cycle Indicator, open the door and press and hold the DELICATE and NORMAL buttons for approximately 3 seconds. After the dishwasher has fully drained, the power will deactivate. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-25

Do I have to install an air gap for my LDF8072ST?

My contractor wants to drill another whole in my Caesarstone counter-top for an air gap, but I don't think it's necessary. Can't find anything in the manual.
Asked by: Scott61
The dishwasher is designed to fit a standard dishwasher opening. Please select a location as close to the sink as possible for easy connections to water and drain lines. To ensure proper drainage, the dishwasher should not be installed more than 10 feet from the sink. If the dishwasher is to be installed in a corner, a minimum of 2 inches is required between the dishwasher and an adjacent wall. The dishwasher should be installed on a level,sturdy floor. If you have any additional questions or concerns, you may contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: GlennM
Date published: 2013-10-22

How do I prevent glass etching with this dishwasher?

Asked by: luigi
Use a high quality detergent and high quality rinse aid.
Answered by: LilMacsMom
Date published: 2013-10-22

what dishwasher detergent is recommended for my ldf8072st?

Asked by: Dubs74
Any high quality pod. You can use the powders and liquids (for dishwashers) also.. It does use a good amount of rinse aid too. But the rinse aid is used in the whole cleaning process and to help the drying.
Answered by: LilMacsMom
Date published: 2013-10-22

how much time is the longest cycle

What is the longest cycle?
Asked by: zcentinc
About 2.5 hours
Answered by: LilMacsMom
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is the interior tub of the LDF8072ST Dishwasher lighted?

Asked by: tjka4231
No
Answered by: LilMacsMom
Date published: 2013-10-22

please explain the drying process for the True Steam model & how it would not harm plastic containers on the bottom rack

if there s no heating element, will the heat generated by the steam harm plastic?
Asked by: ScottV
I put plastic items in my unit without any problems. Even using the steam settings. The only plastic item that got a little disfigured was a plastic cup that I accidentally loaded right next to the steam vents. If you keep them a distance from the vents, you shouldn't have a problem.
Answered by: LilMacsMom
Date published: 2013-10-22

Odor when hot

I read some reviews that stated that the insulation used for noise reduction is asphalt and when hot it gives off a very bad smell. Is asphalt used? I lost my home in Sandy, and want to buy LG Appliances
Asked by: Tootsiegram
Never had this problem. I watched when they installed the machine since I read those reviews also. There was a black or dark grey thick foam around the machine which was covered by another material. Then I looked at my old Kenmore as they pulled it out of the install space. Same thing only thinner and no covering. (It was a "quiet" model in it's day). NEVER smelled ANYTHING!
Answered by: LilMacsMom
Date published: 2013-12-07

What does 'fully integrated' mean.

Asked by: BitCop
It refers to a minimalist design where the display and controls are on the top edge of the door.
Answered by: Nadine
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does the true steam diswasher have smart dignosis?

Asked by: dtayor47
This model does have smart diagnosis.
Answered by: Nadine
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can dishwasher Pods be used in this model? I have tried several different brands and I have trouble with them fully dissolving.

I have been having run 2 cycles in order to get the Pods to dissolve and to make sure the dishes are clean.
Asked by: MLOU
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. If the Pod packs are not dissolving completely, then we would certainly recommend not using such a detergent pack.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

is there a doownloadable users manual ?

Asked by: zcentinc
Yes there is at: http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-LDF8072ST
Answered by: dontlikenicknames
Date published: 2013-10-22

How long does it take to run normal wash cycle

Asked by: Anette
It takes about 2 hr 14 min
Answered by: mgdpggpens69
Date published: 2013-12-28

where is the serial number located and can you give me an example of a serial number so I know what I am looking for.

Asked by: Tester1
When I open my dishwasher it is on the right side of the door. Mine reads S/No and the number is directly below it.
Answered by: mgdpggpens69
Date published: 2013-10-22

My dishes never dry

I cannot run a wash that ends with dry dishes/cups. I even tried 'extra dry' and everything was still very wet. What am I doing wrong?
Asked by: dkhot
Not sure, ours dry very well , maybe a little water on top of the classes that are indented on the bottom. I run most of my cycles under regular and don't really have any problems.
Answered by: mgdpggpens69
Date published: 2013-10-22

about your delay timer

on your dishwasher does the delay go on right away..Samsone goes on and makes a nose but the delay timer will go on 2 hours.. I do not like the idea it goes on but realy doesn't until I set the timer for 2 hours. Also is their a light that goes on to tell me the dishes are done?
Asked by: Heidi
The light comes on you let you know you have activated the dishwasher, but half the time I don't even have to put the delay on because this thing is so quite. We put it on during the middle of Christmas dinner and all normal conversations. I actually like the dinging sound to let yo know its done, very pleasant, not annoying.
Answered by: mgdpggpens69
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does the LDF8072 Dishwasher have a built in food disposal?

Asked by: tommy1de
No--only filter but simple to keep clean.
Answered by: cleanmachine
Date published: 2013-12-28

Does the TrueSteam dishwasher come as panel ready as well?

Asked by: AndreaS
No--to my knowledge the brushed stainless is only option because I too wanted panel ready. However, the styling is very simple so that it doesn't stand out in my all maple kitchen as objectionable
Answered by: cleanmachine
Date published: 2013-10-22

How do I program the dishwasher so the clean light stays on until the door is opened.

I would like to know how to program the dishwasher so the clean light stays on until the door is opened. Also, I can't figure out how to adjust the steam for the top and bottom of the dishwasher.
Asked by: Stacy
My clean light does stay on until the door is opened. Perhaps it's a defect in your dishwasher. Steam top and bottom is covered on page 8 of your manual: 1) Select Steam Dual; 2) Press spray button to toggle between Soft, Medium and Strong for upper spray arm; 3) After making selection for upper spray arm, press Half Load button; 4) press Spray button to toggle between Soft, Medium and Strong for lower spray arm; 5) close door to start cycle.
Answered by: cleanmachine
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does your high end dishwasher come in a brushed finish (stainless without the hassles of fingerprints)?

We are so tired of cleaning stainless...and like the new brush finish technology...wondering if your dishwashers come in this finish.
Asked by: Tamarama
This surface cleans up nice and bright and we don't have finger print problems ------We use Pledge Specialty Surfaces spray cleaner on it once in a while---spray on and wipe off. leaves surface clean and shining. The stainless finish really doesn't show fingerprints anyway.
Answered by: DeseretRider
Date published: 2013-10-22

What connection items come with this dishwasher?

I need to know if the power cord, drain hose and water supply hose come with this dishwasher. We just ordered it from Home Depot and we were told that we had to purchase those items separately. I don't want to spend extra money on something I don't need. Thank you.
Asked by: Chinagrove
Yes, we did need to purchase the connection kit as it is not included.
Answered by: ktpete1016
Date published: 2013-10-22

Please explain the Hybrid Condensing Drying System in some of your dishwashers. Does it does it not have a drying element?

Asked by: travic
Correct it doesn't need a heat-element (which would use more electricity). It is a smart use of the heat generated during the wash cycle.
Answered by: Nadine
Date published: 2014-01-15

water drips from door bottom

After using for two times , we have water dripping from the filter on the door bottom edge. Why should this be occuring and how do we fix it?
Asked by: Goldbear
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. Check the detergent being used in this unit, as it can lead to leakage from then vent beneath the door. If the leak cannot be stopped, then the unit may require service. 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 http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2013-10-22

How to clean water filter 

Asked by: Kama
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