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Key Features

  • EasyRack™
  • 10-Year Limited Wararnty on Inverter Direct Drive Motor
  • LoDecibel™ Operation - 50 dB
  • SmartDiagnosis™ System

What People Are Saying

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dishwasher cleans OK, not great. Lower rack is bad This dishwasher cleans OK. Not great, not horrible. Sometimes food particles get left on dishes. And it goes through rinse aid very very quickly. However, there are 2 issues that make this less than a good buy: 1.The lower rack is horrible, the tines fall down all the time causing dishes to crash, sometimes break. Whoever designed this lower rack should be fired. 2. Drying. There is not enough heat in the water to allow it to evaporate and without a heating element to dry, dishes come out wet. Especially plasticware.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Dishwasher I have hated this dishwasher since I first purchased it. I called repair shortly after I got it and the repair man said there was nothing wrong with the drying feature, which I always thought was bad. It doesn't clean well and never has and now after 4 years the door doesn't open for the soap dispensing. I use liquid dishwasher soap and it still has white smear marks on the inside. I just think it is the worse dishwasher I've ever had and I've had about 5 over a 35 year span. I'm just getting another one and I will never buy an LG product again.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth having The dishwasher has never washed correctly. The dealership nor the company stand behind the product. I didn't know this model was discontinued until looking at the site today. I think there must be a reason it was discontinued.
Date published: 2018-02-09
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Ask your questions. Share your answers.
Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

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

Are the bottom racks in Model #LDF6920ST purchased in 2009 Interchangeable with model #LDS5040ST purchases in 2015 - my rack on the newer machine has a horrible bottom rack and the tines won't stay up - always collapsing 

Asked by: Jan S
We regret your dissatisfaction with this dishwasher. The racks of one model are not designed to be compatible with those of another model. It will not be possible to guarantee compatibility between these different racks.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-12-27

Is it possible to ge a lower rack that the tines are stationary? Model #LDS5040BB, it would go a long way to helping me like this DW better if the tines didnt keep falling over!

Asked by: LGwhy
I found out from LG there is a five yr warrentlu on the racks and they will replace the rack for you with a non collapsing one ....! 
Answered by: Jan S
Date published: 2016-12-04

 The dishwasher cleans great but it won't dry how do you get it to dry with heat everything comes out wet?

Asked by: Conn
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It is recommended to check the availability of the RINSE AID, so its sheeting action can help wick away the water from the dishes. If this does not resolve the matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for further assistance.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-09-23

Our dishwasher is draining after the first rinse cycle and then is continuing with the wash cycle without refilling. Our dishes do not come out clean at all. Any idea of what the issue could be? Would an issue like this be covered by our warranty?

Asked by: AKim89
Answered by: Tomcnrpds
Date published: 2016-08-08
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