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Whirlpool® Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher

Free yourself from space constraints with this compact stainless steel Tall Tub dishwasher that offers big features and convenience all in one. Its compact size allows it to fit where other dishwasher can't, while a resource-efficient wash system and The Quiet Partner™ I sound package, which features sound-reducing insulation to help keep your kitchen quiet during operation, will make you forget it's a compact.

AVAILABLE COLOR OPTIONS

Black Monochromatic Stainless Steel White
White  -  WDF518SAAW
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Whirlpool® Compact Tall Tub Dishwasher

Free yourself from space constraints with this compact stainless steel Tall Tub dishwasher that offers big features and convenience all in one. Its compact size allows it to fit where other dishwasher can't, while a resource-efficient wash system and The Quiet Partner™ I sound package, which features sound-reducing insulation to help keep your kitchen quiet during operation, will make you forget it's a compact.

why you'll love it...

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Whirlpool® dishwashers exceed government efficiency standards, so they are better for the environment and your wallet.

Stainless Steel Interior

Adds a sleek, smooth texture to the interior of the dishwasher for a high-end look. Stainless steel delivers durable performance and provides higher heat retention to further improve drying performance.

Quiet Partner™ I Sound Package

Whirlpool brand dishwashers offer many levels of quiet operation with this system of sound reducing insulation.

 

Top Features

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Whirlpool® dishwashers exceed government efficiency standards, so they are better for the environment and your wallet.

Stainless Steel Interior

Adds a sleek, smooth texture to the interior of the dishwasher for a high-end look. Stainless steel delivers durable performance and provides higher heat retention to further improve drying performance.

Quiet Partner™ I Sound Package

Whirlpool brand dishwashers offer many levels of quiet operation with this system of sound reducing insulation.

Additional Features

Quick Wash Cycle

Configuration and Overview

Rack Material
Nylon
Tub Material
Stainless Steel
Number of Racks
2
Water Filtration System
Removable Filter
Adjustable Rack
No
Control Type
Electronic

Style and Extras

Upper Rack Extras
1-Fold Down Wire Cup Shelf
Decibel Level
57
Rack Material
Nylon
Lower Rack Extras
No
Upper Adjustable Rack
No
Tub Material
Stainless Steel
Silverware Basket Type
Large In-the-Rack Basket

Cycle and Options

Number of Wash Cycles
5
Cycle Selections
Heavy Duty, Normal, Pots & Pans, Quick Wash, Rinse Only
Energy Star® Qualified
Yes
Delay Wash
Yes
Option Selections
2-4-8 Hour Delay, Heated Dry

Dimensions

Minimum Height
32 1/2
Height
35
Width
17 1/2
Maximum Height
35
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
44 1/2
Depth
22

Product Dimensions

  • 22
  • 35
  • 17 1/2

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
For complete information, visit service and support.

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product, but poor quality control at assembly point. Bought this dishwasher and had it installed in a home we had just purchased. We kept noticing water on the carpet in front of the sink, but none in front of the dishwasher. Called a plumber as we thought a water line in the wall was leaking. Turned out that the dishwasher was leaking underneath, but only when it was running. Because of the design of my floor the water was getting under the tile and moving across to the front of the sink.Had a service person come out to inspect the dishwasher and it turns out that a retaining ring inside the dishwasher tub that holds the pump and drain unit in place was broken. A piece was broken off of it and was not in the unit, leaving the only assumption that it was assembled this way and was shipped past quality control. The plus is that the warranty is in effect and is being honored by the company. Very disappointing, to say the least. November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by love my dishwasher very happy with quality and appearance. Whirlpool is the best! April 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by First one defective but The first dishwasher installed leaked throughout the new kitchen from a defective part. Our installer said do not repair, get another new one. We needed this small size, otherwise I would purchases another brand. After another 2+week wait, another Whirlpool dishwasher was installed. 2 months later still working well - no leaks. It does work well for a small dishwasher. It is all a 2 person household needs April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Everything I expected but better. This is exactly what I was looking for. Really quite and the stainless interior is so nice. It's very quite and the dishes are very clean. Just wish I had room for a 24". March 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall pretty good Overall this dishwasher is pretty good. Very quiet and it does an excellent job cleaning dishes. Takes ~2 hours to go through an entire "normal wash" cycle which isn't too bad. However, the layout design inside the dishwasher is TERRIBLE! The upper rack's tines are not conducive to cereal bowls, the lower ones do a poor job of handling both large and small plates. I invariably spend 10 minutes trying to get my dishes to fit and we don't use a lot of dishes. November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small DIshwasher I love my dishwasher! I have a small kitchen and putting in a full sized dishwasher would have taken away a stack of drawers. We went with the 18" dishwasher and it works great. We are a family of 5 - with my 2 older children and grandson and it works just perfectly for us. I start it before I go to bed and the sound is quiet - I don't hear it in the bedroom. The dishes are very clean - I have not had one that wasn't yet and we have been using it for over a month. Love my new dishwasher! April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quite, efficient, dishwasher for small places I'm pleased with this purchase. Fits more dishes than you would expect for the size and runs very quietly. November 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect for small space I wanted to work a dishwasher into my kitchen renovation but don't have much space. My household consists of my husband and myself so we only have to run it a couple of times a week. It gets my dishes clean and sparkly and runs relatively quietly. January 20, 2014
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Accessories You'll Want

Part # W10355016
Affresh™ stainless steel cleaner leaves a streak-free and polished shine. It gently cleans fingerprints, smudges and residue. Use stainless steel cleaner on refrigerators, dishwashers, ranges, and microwaves.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # W10282479
The NEW Affresh™ dishwasher and disposal cleaner is the powerful, ground-breaking solution for unwanted dishwasher and disposal odor. These innovative tablets help prevent odor in the dishwasher AND disposal. Developed with the consumer in mind, these cleaner tablets help remove even the most stubborn odors from dishwashers and disposals. Use once a month or as needed for a cleaner fresher dishwasher and disposer. Affresh cleaner keeps the dishwasher and disposal fresh for up to a month by penetrating, dissolving and removing odor. It's a fast and simple way to keep the inside of these appliances clean and smelling fresh. Pouch contains 6 tablets. For Dishwasher use: Step 1: With all dishware removed from dishwasher, place one tablet in the main detergent tray. Close the tray. Step 2: Place 2nd tablet in the prewash tray or in the bottom of the dishwasher. Close the diswasher and run on most aggressive cycle. For Disposal use: Place a tablet in the disposal. Turn on hot water to a slow flow. Run the disposal and water for 15 seconds. Turn off disposal and water. Wait 30 minutes then flush the disposal with hot water.
MSRP: $5.99
Part # 31462A
Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish keeps stainless steel surfaces shining like new. Its powerful, no-shake formula works great on all appliances by removing food spills, grime, and stains. Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner and Polish also works on grills and sinks.
MSRP: $6.99
Part # W10574777
3/4" x 3/8" elbow hose fitting for your dishwasher installation.
MSRP: $7.99

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