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3.8 | 10 Reviews

Small-Space Compact Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Tub

Whirlpool WDF518SAHM

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • Small space solution
  • Cycle memory
  • Adjustable Upper Rack
  • ADA compliant

Quick Specs

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In
  • Width: 17.625"
  • Height: 34.5"
  • Depth: 22"
  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 50.0 dB
  • WiFi Connected: No

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Adjustable Upper Rack

Manually raise or lower the upper rack two inches to better fit tall items.

Adjustable Upper Rack Manually raise or lower the upper rack two inches to better fit tall items.

Small space solution Fit 8 place settings in this compact dishwasher that offers more flexibility and room to work in the kitchen.

Cycle memory For quick cleanup of routine messes, this dishwasher remembers the last cycle you picked and automatically chooses it for you the next time.

ADA compliant This dishwasher meets the Standards for Accessible Design specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act to provide equal access to all.

Quiet cleaning performance Keep your kitchen quiet during cleanup with a dishwasher sound level of just 50 dBA.

Stainless Steel Tub Make sure dishes come out dry with the stainless steel tub that cools quickly so moisture doesn't condense on the dishes.

Normal Cycle Use to clean up leftover messes from your day-to-day meals.

Heavy Cycle Takes care of heavily soiled messes and other hard-to-clean dishes without the extra elbow grease by adding extra time to the cycle.

High Temperature Wash Option Gives items like baby bottles, glassware or dishes a more thorough clean.

Heated Dry Option Use a clean, dry dish straight from the dishwasher thanks to added heat for drying. For optimal drying results, use this option with rinse aid.

Control lock Easily avoid unintended use by holding down the control lock button for 3 seconds to lock the dishwasher controls.

Dual spray arm A smaller space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice cleaning performance, thanks to a dishwasher with a separate spray arm in each rack.

ENERGY STAR® Certified ENERGY STAR® certified models exceed government standards to help save money on your utility bills.

Features

  • Small space solution
  • Cycle memory
  • Adjustable Upper Rack
  • ADA compliant
  • Quiet cleaning performance
Dimensions
Depth 22.0 in
Depth Closed Excluding Handles 22.0 in
Depth Closed Including Handles 22-7/16 in
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree 44-1/2 in
Maximum Height 34-1/2 in
Minimum Height 32-1/2 in
Net Weight 59 lbs
Number of Place Settings 8
Width 17-5/8 in
Configuration and Overview
Decibel Level dBA 50
Dishwasher Type Built-In
Controls
Last Cycle Recall Yes
Location of Controls Front
Sensor Yes
Appearance
Door Style Flat
Handle Material Plastic
Window No
Details
Built-In Water Softener No
Dispenser Detergent and Rinse Aid
Interior Light No
Number of Racks 2
Number of Wash Levels 4.0
Number of Washarms 2
Rack Material Nylon
Rinse Aid Dispenser Level Indicator Optical Level Indicator
True Hold Door Yes
Tub Material Stainless Steel
Tub Style Built-in 18"" Tub
Water Filtration Yes
Cycles and Options
Number of Wash Cycles 5
Lower Rack
Cushion-Tip Tines Yes
Style Extended
Utility Basket Yes
Silverware Basket
Covers Yes
Culinary Basket No
Location Bottom Rack
Certifications
Energy Star® Qualified ENERGY STAR® Certified
NSF® Certified No
UL Yes
Exterior
Handle Type Pocket Handle
Compatibility
Connectivity No
Works With No
Refinements
Features ADA Compliant
Options
Dishwasher Option Selections Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash, 1-24 Hour Delay
Features
Sound Package Quiet Partner™

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Dishwasher
  • Style: Built In

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 17.625"
  • Height: 34.5"
  • Depth: 22"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No
  • Stainless Steel Tub: Yes
  • Fully Integrated Controls: No
  • Tall Tub: Yes
  • Decibel Level: 50.0 dB
  • WiFi Connected: No

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3.8 out of 5

70% of reviewers recommend this product.

3 Stars

Cleans well, beeps a LOT, "requires" rinse agent

Snorkeler 10/14/2019

The positives: it has cleaned well so far, and that's the main event. Even difficult to clean items come out better than expected. And I am realizing that I actually LIKE having a smaller utensil rack (I thought I would not), because I realize that I rarely ever used to fill the utensil rack in the old 18" dishwasher anyway, and I would rather devote that space to other things. Also, I got a scratch and dent model half price, so my "value" rating is better than I would have given had I paid full price. The negatives: 1. This dishwasher beeps a LOT! Today it somehow thought it was being started and then stopped, and it kept beeping, wanting to be started again. It will do this forever. I had to look up in the manual how to make the cycle cancel, and it was tricky to accomplish this-you have to make the cycle actually start before it will cancel. What is the point of having a "quiet" dishwasher if it beeps so much? I am going to have my friend the electronics whiz disable the beeper, even though this will likely disable the warrantee as well. It was beeping a lot on its first day as well. 2. This new dishwasher holds less stuff than my 13 year old Kenmore 18" model, which was falling apart and had to go. I notice when shopping online (virtually none of the 18" models were available for inspection as floor models locally), I was told that this is because they put so much internal space into soundproofing nowadays. Also, I don't like the fact that the soundproofing material, bitumin, is carcinogenic, hence the Prop. 65 warning. I would rather sacrifice a little quiet. 3. The manual says that this dishwasher requires rinse agent. This was not mentioned in any of the online descriptions that I read of this model, and I read MANY. I don't want to have additional chemicals from rinse aid slathered all over my "clean" dishes. As a result, my unaided the dishes come out VERY wet, wetter than the dishes did in my old Kenmore without using the heated dry setting. I use a dehumidifier in the house, so I just leave the door open and wait for the dishes to dry, rather than using the heated dry setting. But I resent not being told about this rinse aid requirement in advance.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Cheap & Sensitive Buttons

John Eric 8/9/2019

Just completely renovated a 1900s cottage and to make it more spacious, went with an open concept kitchen and to save space, needed a small dishwasher which this fit the bill. While it's perfect for the space the buttons are extremely sensitive. We've pressed up against it a few times and hit a button and once we do that, you cannot change the cycle or cancel anything and it continuously beeps until whatever cycle you accidentally hit is run. You can unplug it, cut power from the circuit breaker and no matter what, it remembers the erroneous cycle you hit.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

So far so good.

BKidwell 7/29/2019

Bought this to replace an Electrolux that lasted a solid 2 years (sarcasm). So far so good. On install, handling both brands side by side, the Whirlpool was definitely better built. Its obviously made with better quality materials. My skepticism comes with the computers involved, as that's what put the final nail in the coffin on the Electrolux. The Whirlpool is not loud at all, and even on the light cycle is doing a good job according to my better half. I own other Whirlpool appliances, and we have always be happy with them.
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1 Stars

Flimsy build quality and poor washing

Sebastien Semont 7/15/2019

Bought 2 weeks ago and returned it. The door is flimsy, the top drawer feels like it's gonna break each time you pull it and it doesn't clean as well as my previous dishwasher.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to operate

Carolejp 7/12/2019

I do like dishwasher but now realize the price was too high for such a small one.
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5 Stars

Quiet

Jackturn 6/4/2019

We love our new dishwasher it's very quiet and holds lots of dishes. The adjustable top rack is great and easy to use
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5 Stars

So quiet!

Creeky 5/12/2019

We just ran this dishwasher once as we have not moved into the new condo where it is installed. It seemed to work well - a little early to assess performance completely - but I will say that it is extremely quiet. This is a real plus, as this kitchen is a small one, in a small condo. If the past is any judge, our Whirlpool dishwasher (full size) at our current home is over 10 years old, and has given us faultless service. That's why we picked Whirlpool again!
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5 Stars

Cleans great

Mtv55 5/1/2019

Had my dishwasher installed a few days ago. I usually don't put pans in,but gave it a try. The dishes and pans came out sparkly clean. I was very impressed. I would recommend this to anybody in the market for an 18" dishwasher.
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4 Stars

Pretty machine

Joybell 3/8/2019

The dish racks / configuration not great. My last small space compact held more dishes.
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4 Stars

New small dishwasher

Headsup5 1/28/2019

Bought to replace old washer with worn out racks that couldn't be replaced
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