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Whirlpool Gold® Series Dishwasher with Top Rack Wash option


Breakfast bowls and coffee cups don't need to sit in the sink until after lunch or dinner thanks to this model's specialized options. The Top Rack Wash option saves you time and energy by washing dishes in the top rack, so you don't have to wait for a full load to wash a few items. These dishwashers are ENERGY STAR® and CEE Tier 21qualified and offer intuitive features like the Sensor cycle. By automatically selecting the right wash and dry settings for you load, this cycle cleans tough soils 35% better2 while using just the right amount of time, energy and water.

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Top Features

Sensor Cycle

From baked-on casserole dishes to drinking glasses, the Sensor cycle has you covered. It automatically selects the right wash and dry settings for your load by using two separate sensors to measure temperature, soil level and load size once during the prewash and once during the wash cycle. It cleans tough soils 35% better2 while using just the right amount of time, energy and water, helping you have more time to do what you love.

Fully Integrated Electronic Controls

Add a modern accent to your kitchen. The control panel is hidden away to provide a sleek exterior while preventing unwanted cycle changes or accidental operation.

AnyWare™ Plus Silverware Basket

The AnyWare™ Plus silverware basket frees up rack space by easily fitting on the front of the lower rack or in the door to make room for more dishes.

Additional Features

Resource - Efficient Wash System

This dishwasher's resource-efficient wash system cleans a full load of dishes using nearly 1/2 the water and energy6. Whirlpool Brand's improved motor and wash system optimizes cleaning for better cleaning results versus the previous wash system and provides our quietest line of dishwashers ever.

Adjustable Upper Rack

Our Adjustable upper rack can be pulled in and out to change its location or removed completely to better fit tall or odd-shaped items, like bowls, pots and pitchers in either rack.

No One Has Fewer Repairs 18 Years in a Row

According to a leading consumer magazine.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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

CEE Tier 13 qualified

Select dishwashers exceed federal minimum energy efficiency standard by 15% to earn an eco-friendly CEE Tier 13 qualification. These advanced water and energy savings may qualify for rebates, contact your local utility company for program availability.

Overnight Cycle

The Overnight cycle quietly soaks your dishes with an extended prewash and then runs a Heavy Wash cycle to clean tough soils. This industry-exclusive, 7-hour cycle optimizes water efficiency, without using more energy or disrupting household activities.

Top Rack Wash Option

With this specialized option, you don't have to wait for a full load to wash a few items. The Top Rack Wash option saves you time and energy by washing dishes in the top rack. Now breakfast bowls and coffee cups don't need to sit in the sink until after lunch or dinner.

Eco Wash Cycle

Our most efficient dishwasher cycle helps minimize energy and water usage while cleaning dishes4. This eco-friendly cycle delivers great cleaning performance and is the perfect cycle for cleaning lightly to moderately soiled dishes.

Eco Dry Option

The industry-exclusive Eco Dry option is the most efficient drying option on our dishwashers. Perfect for those who want to save energy, its shorter heating time uses 70% less energy compared to using Heated Dry5.

Plastic Cup Shelf

Allows you to stack two levels of coffee mugs or secure delicate glassware during the wash cycle when used as a stemware holder.

Light Item Clips

Light item clips secure lightweight items during the wash cycle and help prevent items from falling out of the basket. They also stop cups and other small containers from flipping over and filling with water.

Tall Tub Design

This model's Tall Tub design allows you to load tall and odd-shaped items in both racks. An additional 3" of interior space compared to standard tub models makes room for extra-large items in the lower rack and plates or sports bottles in the upper rack.

Triple Filtration System

Resource efficient dishwashers feature a triple filtration system to remove food particles and other soils. This highly effective filtration system helps the wash system provide outstanding cleaning while using less water and energy.

Auto Soil Sensor

The Auto soil sensor optimizes every cycle for reliable cleaning results. This sensor measures water clarity to determine how dirty dishes are, then adjusts the cycle accordingly. This sensor measures the soils in the water and will add extra water and even temperature to ensure clean dishes. It automatically recalibrates the load after every 250 wash cycles for maximum performance.

NSF Certified Sani Rinse Option

Make sure your dishes are reliably clean with the NSF Certified Sani Rinse option. Using a high temperature rinse, this option eliminates 99.999% of food soil bacteria, as certified by NSF International.

1-Hour Wash Cycle

The 1-Hour Wash option will get dishes clean in about half the time.

High Temperature Wash System

Choose this option when additional cleaning of items like baby bottles glassware or dishes is required.

Heavy Cycle

Adds more time to the cycle to clean heavily soiled items.

Normal Cycle

Use for loads with normal amounts of food soil.

Premium Rail System

The premium rail system features wheels on each side of the rack for improved gliding. Wheels fit tight into rails for a smooth feel that slides easily and quietly.

Quiet Partner™ IV Sound Package

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

Improved design fits more spaces

You can now easily install this dishwasher thanks to its universal cutout. It's adjustable, so it fits perfectly to your kitchen's needs, without sacrificing overall tub height or capacity.

Configuration and Overview

Water Filtration System
Tub Material
Stainless Steel
Rack Material
Number of Racks
Adjustable Rack


Lower Rack Extras
Silverware Basket Type
AnyWare™ Basket
Upper Adjustable Rack
Decibel Level
Tub Material
Stainless Steel
Rack Material
Upper Rack Extras
1-11" Cup Shelf, 2-Light Item Clips, 2-Tine Clips

Cycle and Options

Cycle Selections
1-Hour Wash, Eco, Heavy, Normal, Overnight Cycle, Sensor Wash/ Dry
Option Selections
4 Hour Delay, Control Lock, Heated/ Eco Dry, Hi Temp Wash, Sani Rinse®, Top Rack Wash
Delay Wash
Energy Star® Qualified
Number of Wash Cycles


34 1/2
27 1/2
23 7/8
Maximum Height
34 1/2
Minimum Height
33 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
49 1/2

Product Dimensions

  • 27 1/2
  • 34 1/2
  • 23 7/8

Dimensions are for planning purposes only.
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Whirlpool Gold® Series Dishwasher with Top Rack Wash option is rated 4.5088 out of 5 by 678.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Choice I had a hard time deciding which brand dishwasher to buy. I went with this one because of the recommendation from a friend that works at hhgregg. I install it myself which wasn’t difficult. They have very good directions provided. The performance of the dishwasher is really great. It has a lot of nice features. It gets all the dishes clean and all dry except for a little water on the tops of plastic dishes which happens with all dishwashers. I am now a Whirlpool fan. I will go with them for all my appliances and I replace them. Thanks!
Date published: 2011-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I had a Bosch dishwasher for 15 years and was hesitatant to buy a Whirlpool. After reading alot of reviews and speaking to the salesman I decided to go with this model. While reading the reviews the one thing that kept coming up as a negative was the utensil holder. I still bought it but I do agree the utensil holder is a bit awkward. It falls off easy and takes a few times to get back on the little hooks that hold it on, but you can move it around and put it in different places in the dishwasher. That is the ONLY negative about this dishwasher. It washer excellent, my dishes come out so clean I do not have to pre wash before loading it. I highly recommend this dishwasher.
Date published: 2012-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO quiet and cleans well I do pre-rinse some dishes as we don't run the dishwasher every day, maybe just two or three times a week. It cleans well and is so quiet. I relocated the silverware basket to the left side of the lower rack, tho it will fit nicely in the door and save some space. I like the idea that it can be moved and placed where you want it. The filter is very easy to clean. Occasionally, the spinner in the top of the dishwasher comes off, and I find it on the upper rack after the cycle is through. Don't know if that's due to water pressure, because nothing is touching or impeding it. However, I just pop it back on. That is the only negative.
Date published: 2012-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this dishwasher After searching and researching we decided on this model mainly because of the stainless tub and the optional silverware placement. The silverware basket is sometimes awkward to use, but all in all I like that it allows more room for dishes when placed on the door. The dishwasher is extremely quiet. It washes the dishes to a sparkling shine with no grit or residue. We have only used the sensor cycle which is recommended for most daily use. It works for us. Great investment!
Date published: 2011-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super super quiet! This is one quiet dishwasher. Ill be honest had this model not been on sale when we purchased our appliance package I would not have bought it but now that we have it I will say that I would have spent the extra money had I needed to or known how quiet this unit is. It cleans well and the silver wear basket in the door does save space. It takes some getting use to loading because it has so many options to move racks and adjustments I'm not yet sure what works best I have never had these features before its pretty cool! All and all no complaints the door is pretty low which makes loading the silver wear basket kinda hard but it's not a deal breaker by any means
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has many great features and performs very well. I have been very pleased with the overall performance of my new Whirlpool dishwasher. It cleans very well and also dries even plastic dishes much better than my previous dishwasher. I love the hidden control panel and all the wash options available. I use the overnight cycle whenever possible as it is the most energy efficient and cost effective cycle. I also love the one-hour wash cycle option when I need to wash dishes in a hurry. This dishwasher was a replacement for another brand that did not have these features and didn't perform nearly as well. I am very happy with my Whirlpool Gold Series dishwasher and would highly recommend this model.
Date published: 2012-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I know dishwashers and this one is great. 12 years - 3 dishwashers. Not something to be desired. Finally this dishwasher has solved the problems of the others! I have an irregular height counter and this dishwasher fits! Love the stainless steel which I could not get before. Dishes are very clean and it's quiet. Love that when trying to talk in the kitchen. Overall I am very satisfied and pleased that I was able to get this product at my local kitchen store rather than a big box store. Plus the dishwasher was made in Clyde, Ohio which is only about 25 miles from my house. And best if all, easy controls to use. I like to shop locally and am pleased that Whirlpool is making that possible.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Unit It is odd, the one thing that really sold me was the silverware basket. That is now,however the thing I would change if I could. The basket can mount in the door, hang on front of the lower tray in slots, or sit in the lower tray. All good in concept but if you put any tall utensils in from of the soap dispenser it will not open fully and the soap will not drop. Hence your load of dishes will not get clean. Small slots on top of the baskets also need to either be removed or you cannot insert some style of silverware through the slots for cleaning. Without this small problem which we have figured out i would have given the unit 5 stars all across.
Date published: 2013-02-08
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