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Key Features

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

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some nice features - some not so great. Have the 3-door LG refrigerator about a month. Love the Black Stainless Steel look. The adjustable shelves work for me. Only objection: Cannot open the right hand drawer without opening the left hand door on the refrig.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy set up this unit was very easy to set up , all 4 corners adjusted from the front... and this is the quietest and the best dishwasher that i have ever owned!!
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features/Great Look We like that it is an extremely quiet dishwasher (though we're a little surprised by the length of the wash cycle - 2 hrs, 11 mins.) and the dishes come out shiny clean. The top slide-out for utensils is a real plus, and we really like the silverware tray. We are still working on figuring out all the changes that can be made to the interior dish compartment to get it to where it works best for us. All in all we're very satisfied with this dishwasher.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very quiet. Seems to wash well but there is not a light that stays lit saying dishes are clean
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not practical LG's top of the line dish washer is quiet! So much quieter than our previous dishwasher, there's hardly a comparison. And the "black stainless" finish is classy and blends in with the rest of our kitchen. We were so looking forward to the 3rd level for silverware. But we were so disappointed when we found several of our knives and spoons in each wash don't come clean. Particles left on the back of spoons. Layers of food left on the front. 2) The instructions so to not overlap dishes. This is certainly true. They don't come clean if you do. 3) But most annoying is the poor design of the folding racks in the middle and lower levels. Dishes are stacked facing a side. There is plenty of room to make two rows - one of full size dishes, the other of smaller side plates. However, after carefully arranging the dishes in 2 perfectly aligned rows, it's all but impossible to keep them in these neat rows when sliding the tray into the washer. The slightest jar causes both size plates to roll. Further, the tines do a poor job of holding the plates upright no matter which direction the plates are facing. 4) The foldable tines fold down much too easily. I'm always having to put them back up.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from so so We have owned this dishwasher for 8 months and although it cleans well and is quite, we would not buy this model again. The adjustable tines that hold and space the dishes do not stay in place and cause items to move and to fall during loading and washing operations. We have broken more then a few items because of the poorly designed adjustable tines
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So quiet - I forgot I started it! I've had several dishwashers in my time, but this one is just plane AWESOME! It is so quiet - I have to put my ear on the door to see if it's running!!! And tall - lots of room on the top (middle) rack. I took out the top table service rack and can put tall stuff on the top (middle) rack as well as the bottom. Would never buy any other dishwasher again!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best, bar none, dishwasher I've ever owned Super quite. If it wasn't for the lights, I'd never know its on. Perfect job cleaning the dishes. I really love the steam feature. It works.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's Not To Love? Quiet, beautiful, loads of features, outstanding performance. I cannot ask for anything more. You will love it. I read a couple reviews about frustration when loading, but no worries, the tines have some flexibility, so just pay attention to the loading recommendations and it'll only take a couple of moments to figure out the best loading configuration that fits your need.
Date published: 2017-08-12
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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