• EasyRack™
  • 10-Year Limited Wararnty on Inverter Direct Drive Motor
  • LoDecibel™ Operation - 50 dB
  • SmartDiagnosis™ System
Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System


    • Total Place Settings
    • 14
    • 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
    • EasyRack™ System
    • Yes
    • EasyRack™ System: Upper Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines (2 Rows)
    • Yes
    • EasyRack™ System: Height Adjustable Upper Rack
    • Yes
    • EasyRack™ System: Lower Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines
    • Yes


    • Electronic Controls
    • Front Control Physical Tactile Buttons with LED Display
    • Time Remaining Indicator
    • Yes
    • Rinse-Aid Indicator
    • Yes
    • Tub Material
    • NeveRust™ Stainless Steel
    • Available Colors
    • White (WW), Black (BB), Stainless Steel (ST)


    • LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
    • Yes
    • Slim Direct Drive Motor
    • Yes
    • Overflow Detector
    • Yes
    • 120°F Inlet Water Capability
    • Yes
    • Self-Cleaning Filtration System
    • Yes
    • Delay Start
    • Up To 19 Hours
    • Child Lock
    • Yes


    • Number of Wash Cycles
    • 5
    • Wash Cycles
    • Power Scrub, Normal, Delicate, Quick, Upper Only
    • SenseClean™ Wash System
    • Yes
    • Sanitary Rinse Cycle
    • Yes
    • Extra Rinse Option
    • Yes
    • Multi-Level Water Direction
    • 5
    • Hybrid Condensing Drying System
    • Yes
    • Noise Level
    • 50 dB


    • Ratings/Requirements/Type
    • UL Listed/120 V, 12 Amps/60 Hz
    • Circuit Breaker Size
    • 15 Amps


    • Unit Dimensions (WxHxD)
    • 23 3/4" x 33 1/2" x 24 5/8"
    • Required Clearances (WxHxD)
    • 24” x 33 1/2" x 24”
    • Carton Dimensions (WxHxD)
    • 27 1/5" x 35 1/10" x 29 3/5"
    • Weight (Unit/Carton)
    • 89.0 lbs / 96 lbs


    • Limited Warranty
    • 1 Year Labor, 2 Year Parts, 5 Years Limited on Control Board and Rack Parts, 10 Years Direct Drive Motor, Lifetime on the Stainless Steel Tub and Door Liner
    • UPC
    • 048231 012119

What people are saying

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought June 2020 and making loud whinning noise as of November 2021. Very careful use. Cleaning. Correct detergent. Bought for quietness and now this very loud whinning noise in every cycle except drying. Terrible.
Date published: 2021-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Dishwasher It's quiet. Worked well for 5 years, except never really dried plastic containers. Easy to overlook cuz everything else was fine. Now not so much. Dishes are rarely dry at end of cycle. For some reason, it never cleans greek yogurt from glasses and peanut butter from spoons.
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It Still doesn't work after two repairs. Leaks water
Date published: 2021-08-11
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What is the part number for the bottom door gasket. Not the Tub Gasket. I have a slight leak at the font left side and I know it is the black rubber gasket at the bottom of the door assembly.

Asked by: L3aky P3t3
I had the same issue. Repair person replaced the door gasket and it still leaked . He felt along the bottom and ended up pulling the bottom "gasket" off. There is no replacement. They had to get the entire inside panel and replace it.
Answered by: rmbbmr
Date published: 2021-06-10

Hi, can you guys tell me where I can get a sump assembly for the lds5040st front control easy rack dishwasher? I saw that it was discontinued. I didn't know if another models sump would work but I haven't been able to find one. Would be great thanks

Asked by: Dizzyjay
The LG Sump Assembly, Part # AJH32598001, for the discontinued LG Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040ST can be ordered from our Authorized Parts Distributor Affiliate: Encompass Parts Distribution 775 Tipton Industrial Dr. Suite F Lawrenceville, GA 30046 Sales: 866-779-7906 Fax: 800-552-1431 Be sure to verify with them that this is the part that you need before placing your order...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-03-17

what is the problem if you get code nE

Asked by: carolyn Butz
This error displays when the unit detects a possible issue with the vario motor, which controls the dishwasher's spray arms. If the nE error code persists, the unit will require repair service. This may be done through our website: or for a list of service centers in your area:
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-08-19

What can be done if the dishwasher stopped in mid cycle and all the control buttons are unresponsive?

Asked by: Kevin69
We hate to hear that, but would love to be able to help. We would be happy to see what's going on. You can contact our Customer Support by any of the below options: Phone: 1-800-243-0000 LiveChat: Email: Facebook Messenger: Twitter: @LGUSSupport The LG Community Forum is also a great resource for getting help from other LG customers:
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-07-08

when I went in to buy a dishwasher, my first request was for it to be energy efficient and the woman insisted this model was. I can't seem to find the energy efficient, is it energy efficient or was I lied to?

Asked by: Realmmeira
Hello, the LDS5040ST, Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, was released in 2016 with an estimated yearly energy cost of $32. Please see the link to review the information we have and you can go to ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2018-01-28

I need to replace the filter. Where can I find one?

Asked by: Jim7571
Replacement parts may be ordered through our authorized parts distributor If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our support team via Twitter @LGUSSupport or ^ST
Answered by: Shena
Date published: 2017-10-23

I see most people have either replaced this unit or are not having problems anymore. I have a question as to why literally one wash everything works fine and the very next wash the top rack failed to clean and every wash since then it fails to clean.

Asked by: Disabled Veteran
Regrettably, we do not have any access to service records for this LG Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ System, Model # LDS5040ST and apologize for any inconveniences due to any issues that you are experiencing with it. We strongly recommend that you contact our Support Center at (800) 243-0000 for assistance or to make arrangements to have the unit inspected by a service technician who will be able to provide you with answers to your inquiry...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-10-04

Why do I get *HE flashing at me at the end of the cycle?

Asked by: bstraay
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher and its operations. According to the information listed on page 22 of the owner’s manual, the HE Error Code denotes a Heater Circuit Failure. The device will likely 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
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-06
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