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Whirlpool® Dishwasher with ENERGY STAR® qualification


Take home a dishwasher that will help improve your home and the environment. With ENERGY STAR® and CEE Tier 12 qualifications, this dishwasher exceeds federal minimum energy efficiency standards by more than 15% and may qualify for rebates. The resource-efficient wash system cleans a full load of dishes using nearly 1/2 the water and energy1, while the Tall Tub design allows you to load tall and odd-shaped items in both racks. Now you have the space you need to clean up after family meals and the energy-efficiency to save money on utility bills while you're doing it

Energy Guide

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Dimension Guide

Detailed dimensions of your new appliance with space requirements for the area surrounding it.


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Installation Guide

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Use & Care Guide

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Top Features

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

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

No One Has Fewer Repairs 18 Years in a Row

According to a leading consumer magazine.

Resource - Efficient Wash System

This dishwasher's resource-efficient wash system cleans a full load of dishes using nearly 1/2 the water and energy1. 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.

Additional Features

CEE Tier 12 qualified

Select dishwashers exceed federal minimum energy efficiency standard by 15% to earn an eco-friendly CEE Tier 12 qualification. These advanced water and energy savings may qualify for rebates, contact your local utility company for program availability.

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.

White Plastic Interior

Quiet Partner™ I Sound Package

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

Auto Soil Sensor

Optimizes every cycle for reliable cleaning results. This sensor measures soil in the wash water to determine how dirty dishes are, then adjusts the cycle accordingly. It recalibrates the load after 250 cycles for maximum performance.

Electronic Controls

3 Automatic Cycles

1-Hour Wash Cycle

Get great wash performance in nearly half the time3. This hour-long cycle lets you thoroughly clean your dirtiest dishes when you are in a rush.

Heavy Wash Cycle

Normal Cycle

Use for loads with normal amounts of food soil.

4 Options

High Temperature Wash System

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

Heated Dry Option

Dries dishes thoroughly. Once this option is complete, dishes are ready for storage.

4 Hour Delay Wash Option

Wash dishes accordingly to your schedule. Lets you delay washing for up to 4 hours during off-peak hours when utility rates may be lower.

4-Tier SheerClean Direct Feed Wash System

Control Lock

Disables buttons on the control panel to help prevent unwanted starting or stopping the dishwasher.

Vinyl Racks

In-Rack Silverware Basket

Basket fits in lower rack.

Configuration and Overview

Water Filtration System
Removable Filter
Tub Material
Rack Material
Number of Racks
Adjustable Rack


Lower Rack Extras
Silverware Basket Type
Large In-the-Rack Basket
Upper Adjustable Rack
Decibel Level
Tub Material
Rack Material
Upper Rack Extras

Cycle and Options

Cycle Selections
1-Hour Wash, Heavy, Normal
Option Selections
4 Hour Delay, Control Lock, Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash
Delay Wash
Energy Star® Qualified
Number of Wash Cycles


34 1/2
24 1/2
23 7/8
Maximum Height
34 1/2
Minimum Height
33 1/2
Depth With Door Open 90 Degree
49 3/4

Product Dimensions

  • 24 1/2
  • 34 1/2
  • 23 7/8

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

This product has been transitioned to WDF320PADD, but there may be limited availability at your local retailer or on our Outlet Store.

Whirlpool® Dishwasher with ENERGY STAR® qualification is rated 4.359 out of 5 by 312.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice looking quiet dishwasher Obviously this model isn't as easy on the eyes as the 1000 dollar Samsung models but it is very sleek and matches my other stainless appliances nicely. The dishes always come out clean, just not always dry. Unless I leave the door cracked before I leave for work, some of the glasses never completely dry. Maybe the heating element doesn't run long enough? My main concern with a dishwasher is the noise level. Our kitchen is adjacent to our family room so I don't want to have to listen to the dishwasher churn while watching TV. This dishwasher is pretty much silent, unlike the budget whirlpool I had in my last house. In any case, for the price I would definitely recommend this model
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dishwasher is quiet and does the job This dishwasher runs quietly and does a great job. I haven't found left over dirt in the forks or on plates when the dish load is finished. No dried milk rings either. (Note: I do rinse the dishes slightly before putting them in the dishwasher.) We're now using the dishwasher pods (power packs) and that seems to do a better job than the loose powder detergents. The lower rack must be pulled out all the way when loading dishes or it slides back into place, but we adjusted quickly to that. We have the black model and it looks great with our dark oak kitchen cabinets. The normal cycle takes more than an hour, but I plan to try the light cycle and see how that works.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clean in the end! We were struggling to make the decision to replace our old dish washer after hearing multiple horror stories of how appliances aren't what they used to be. We replaced our old dishwasher with this Whirlpool and our dishes are clean again! It is louder than my friend's who spent 3 times as much but in the end my dishes are just as clean! I installed it myself! I do wish the bottom rack had a better design that didn't allow dishes to nest. I have to get creative on how I load the bottom rack and I feel like it fills up fast (less room than my last dish washer). It has two spinning, cleaning arms which get my dishes clean every time. I haven't had to rewash anything!
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from fine, until it broke We had this unit for about two years. Cleaned fine, not great. Washes took forever unless using the 1 hour setting. Not too loud, but not silent. Good layout, except for spatulas everything fit. Then, out of nowhere, there is a river of water under our Pergo floors dripping down to the neighbor's condo below us. I saw there was a leak coming out of the elbow joint- fixed that and thought it was fine, but NO. Then I ran it a couple more times, and it was pouring out water from above the motor. IT'S ONLY 2 YEARS OLD! NOT COOL. Even cheap ones should last longer than 2 years. (paid almost $450 for this one.)
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dishwasher Bought,and been using, this dishwasher for about a month, now, and I couldn't be happier with my selection. This dishwasher replaced a Frigidaire that work pretty good, but died prematurely. This Dishwasher works flawlessly, has a modest selection of good controls and options (everything you really need), is very quiet and super energy efficient, and gets dishes, glassware, and silverware sparkling clean. It's the best economically priced dishwasher on the market at this point in time. Make sure you do your shopping for this DW to get the best price. For best results, always use rinse aid. If you are replacing an old dishwasher, try installing it yourself. It's very easy to do. Just follow the easy to follow instructions that come with the DW.
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice (but fairly loud) dishwasher This dishwasher performs great- no need to pre-rinse dishes, everything comes out nice and clean. The only exception is baked on residue on cookie sheets or sometimes burned on residue in a frying pan... both of which I am not sure one can reasonably expect a dishwasher to get completely clean anyway. The four-hour delay button is fantastic! Even pauses the countdown to let you add more dishes when you open the door. Just push the now-blinking button to start the countdown again when finished. My only issue is the noise level, which I would classify as loud enough to be annoying; especially if you have a living space open to the kitchen, and are trying to watch television, for example. But simply use the four-hour delay button in the evening after dinner, and the dishwasher runs at night when everyone is upstairs in bed, problem solved! Just be warned about the noise if you prefer daytime washing or have a very open floor plan around the kitchen.
Date published: 2013-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a must have for any home This machine works better then i do! Its a pleasure to load and easy to maintian. Even on its must jammed packed days it preforms radiantly and without complaint! ***************************************************************************** Only draw back is the little soap dispenser door that doesnt allow for one cyrstal to be along the edge to close the door. Its annoying to always have to touch the area to clear of the crystals. . . but i guess thats why they have the pockets now!
Date published: 2012-09-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too small While this dishwasher looks great and does a good job cleaning our dishes, it is not deep enough in comparison to our previous dishwashers. It is so small that my baking tray will not fit into the bottom rack. I have been having to clean some of our larger items by hand, which I never had to do with our previous dishwasher. However, it was much cheaper than other dishwashers.
Date published: 2013-05-06
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