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


  • Total Place Settings
    Upper Rack Dish Height Limit
  • Lower Rack Dish Height Limit


  • Cutlery Baskets
    3-in-1 Detachable Baskets
    Stemware Holders
  • Racks and Tines
    Nylon Coated with Rounded Tips
    EasyRack™ Plus System
  • EasyRack™ Plus System: Upper Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines
    EasyRack™ Plus System: Lower Rack Color-Coded Foldable Tines
  • EasyRack™ Plus System: Height Adjustable Upper Rack


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


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


  • Number of Wash Cycles
    Wash Cycles
    Power Scrub, Normal, Delicate, Quick, Upper Only
  • SenseClean™ Wash System
    Sanitary Rinse Cycle
  • Extra Rinse Option
    Multi-Level Water Direction
  • Hybrid Condensing Drying System
    Noise Level
    48 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)
    90.8 lbs / 97 lbs


  • Limited Warranty
    1 Year Labor, 2 Year Parts, 10 Year Limited Warranty on the Direct Drive Motor, 5 Years Limited on Control Board and Rack Parts, Lifetime on the Stainless Steel Tub and Door Liner
    048231 013079
What people are saying
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Motor lasts less than 5 years This dishwasher been great for 4 years and 4 months, motor just went bad, waiting for replacement
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second LG I bought this a month ago to replace a 10 year old similar direct drive LG hat broke the spider bracket supporting the tub. It works fine, but I thought it would be a shame to throw out the old machine so I ordered a new bracket along with bearings and a shaft seal then completed repairing of the old machine. We now have two LG direct machines active! I like redundancy.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short life I bought this unit 3 years ago and it stopped cold and would not work. After 3 visits and over $400 for parts, I am paying half of what I originally paid for this when I bought it new. Do NOT buy it. I am disabled and cannot afford this on SSDI.
Date published: 2016-12-01
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Can you disable the end of cycle chime?

Asked by: Meadojd
The end of cycle chime on this LG Front Control Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System, Model # LDS5540WW can be disabled by pressing and holding the Extra Dry and Delay Start buttons simultaneously for approximately three seconds after the unit has been turned on...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-14

How do I clean filter? Why is there water on floor after cycle?

Asked by: Tree tree
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. This model is designed with a SELF CLEANING FILTER, as is noted on page 5 of the owner’s manual. All that may be needed is to clear the bottom of the dishwasher cavity. If buildup remains, it may be suggested to run an empty wash cycle with vinegar in the tub. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot this matter further.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-15

does this model have a filter that needs to be cleaned?

Asked by: RegT
The LG Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System, Model # LDS5540WW does have a filter, but it has a built-in soft food grinder and a self-cleaning filter. The grinder grinds up soft food and residue into small particles that can be caught in the filter and washed down the drain. The self-cleaning filter system continuously cleans the wash water as it circulates to separate any residue from the wash water. All dirt and residue easily wash down the drain...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-03-12

Trouble codes

Where can I find a list of trouble codes for a LDS5540WW dishwasher? I tried to find a downloadable owners manual with out any success.
Asked by: woodworker
Hi Woodworker. The LDS5540WW was actually a Canadian release and you can find a downloadable copy of the owner's manual on their site {http://www.lg.com/ca_en/support-product/lg-LDS5540WW}...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-12-27

Where are the installation instructions for this model?

Asked by: Shubunkin
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. A copy of the Installation Guide is provided with the product, in the delivery packaging.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-12-31

What is the difference between the easyrack vs the easyrack plus?

It appears that all of the tines on the upper level of the dishwasher move on the easyrack plus, but only 2 on the easyrack. What is the difference on the bottom level? I'm currently looking at the LDS5040WW and the LDS5540WW
Asked by: jlyons
LDS5040WW and the LDS5540WW easyrack vs. easyrack plus I have asked too many people this question and guess what: No One knows the Difference ! Lowes, HD, mom and pop stores, LG Customer Service doesnt even know the difference. I am calling LG Tech support tomorrow. It's $100 difference in price. Is the word " Plus " with $100 now-a-days? You got to laugh..
Answered by: easyrack
Date published: 2015-08-15

What is Hybrid Condensing Drying System and how does it work?

Asked by: SmokNDave
The dishwasher does not rely on a heating element for the drying process; instead, it relies on the heat that is retained by the dishes and the tub during the wash and rinse cycles to turn the moisture in the tub into humidity. Warm, moist air in the dishwasher is then pulled into a condensing duct in the door by a fan. The air then cools, which causes the humidity to condense. Room temperature air is also drawn into the duct to help the air cool down faster. When this moisture condenses into a liquid, it is drained out. Rinse aid is required to enhance the drying performance. If no rinse aid is used, water may remain on the dishes and the tub.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2014-12-31
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