GE Front Control Dishwasher in Slate with Hybrid Stainless Steel Tub and Steam PreWash-GDF540HMFES - The Home Depot


Model # GDF540HMFES

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Front Control Dishwasher in Slate with Hybrid Stainless Steel Tub and Steam PreWash

GE Front Control Dishwasher in Slate with Hybrid Stainless Steel Tub and Steam PreWash

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Model # GDF540HMFES

Internet # 204417230

Store SO SKU # 1000019871

Your GE Front Control Dishwasher in Slate with Hybrid Stainless Steel Tub and Steam PreWash combines 65% more wash power with advanced performance features-Wash power delivered to each rack. Comparison to previous GE models. The Steam Prewash loosens those tough soils before any cycle. The Hard Food Disposer with removable filter pulverizes food particles and prevents large particles from clogging the 3 full-coverage wash arms. Energy Star qualified means money savings to you each time you use your GE dishwasher. GE appliances provide up-to-date technology and exceptional quality to simplify the way you live. With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is ideal for your family. Coming from one of the most trusted names in America, you know that this entire selection of appliances is as advanced as it’s practical.

  • Easy to Reach Front Controls on your GE dishwasher maintain a clean exterior appearance
  • Quiet operation (52 dBA) is made possible by sound absorbing material and smooth running motors in this two pump system
  • Generously sized interior provides for 16 place settings and accommodates loading flexibility
  • Consistently clean and dry dishes are ensured with GE’s most advanced wash system, featuring 65% more wash power delivered to each rack (compared to previous GE models)
  • Steam Prewash loosens those tough soils before any cycle, virtually eliminating the need for soaking or pre-rinsing dishes
  • Energy Star Qualified unit gives you year-round energy and money savings
  • Enjoy the combination of stainless steel on the inner door and a durable plastic tub
  • A rinse aid with indicator and adjustment, this dishwasher dispenses the right amount of detergent saving you money
  • Fitting plates up to 10-½ in. and other tall items in the upper rack is possible with an adjustment
  • Easy loading and unloading is assured with the ability to configure the lower rack wash basket tines based on your kitchen layout
  • To help make loading silverware and small items easy, two easy access silverware baskets offer plenty of space, while Dedicated Silverware Jets ensure table-ready results
  • Expect exceptionally clean and table-ready dishes with3 pressurized and powerful wash arms that deliver 65% more wash power to the top and bottom racks separately (compared to previous GE models)
  • The Sanitized option offers a high-temperature rinse that sanitizes and reduces 99.99% of bacteria found on dishes
  • Quick Connect Power Cord Option makes it incredibly quick and easy to complete an outlet installation with an easy-to-connect cord (sold separately)
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  • Chrome accents on control panel - Enjoy a touch of modern style with this chrome accent on the control panel
  • Top or Side Mount Installation Brackets - Enjoy flexible installation options with brackets that can be used to mount the dishwasher under the countertop or to the cabinets on the side
  • Side Trim Installation Strips - Tub trim strips enhance the overall appearance
  • Two-Pump System - One efficient pump for washing/rinsing and one powerful low-energy pump to remove soils provide excellent wash performance with reduced sound

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Assembled Depth (in.)  24.0 in  Assembled Height (in.)  34.0 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  23.75 in  CASE DEPTH (In decimal format)  25.8 
Cut-Out Front to Back Depth (in.)  24 in  Cut-Out Height (in.)  33.5 in 
Cut-Out Left to Right Width (in.)  23-3/4 in  Depth - Door Shut (with Handle) (in.)  24 
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)  24  Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)  51.50 
Dishwasher Size  24 In.  Height - Maximum (in)  34.625 
Height - Minimum (in)  33.375 
Amperage (amps)  7.1  Appliance Type  Dishwasher 
Color/Finish  Slate  Color/Finish Family  Slate 
Control Type  Electronic  Custom Door Panel Ready  No 
Decibel Rating  52 dBA  Delay Start Option  Yes 
Dishwasher Cycles  Sanitize  Dishwasher Features  Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Delay Start Option,Filtered Water,Hard Food Disposer,Hard Food Filter,Heated Dry,High Temperature Wash Option,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System 
Dishwasher Rack Configuration  Cup Shelf,Lower Rack- Silverware Basket,Removable Silverware Basket,Stemware Holder,Upper Rack- Adjustable,Upper Rack- Cup Clips,Upper Rack- Removable,Upper Rack- Silverware Basket,Utensil Separator  Door Style  Front Control 
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)  275  Energy Efficiency Tier Rating  Tier I 
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)  29  Hard Food Disposer or Filtration  Hard Food Disposer & Filtration 
Hazardous Code  N/A  Item Package UOM  Pieces 
Number of Cycles  Number of Place Settings  16 
Product Weight (lb.)  76 lb  Rack Material  Nylon 
Returnable  Non-Returnable  Silverware Basket Location  In Rack 
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)  Quieter 51-55 dBA  Tall Tub  Yes 
Tub Material  Plastic  Voltage (volts)  120 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed,NSF Listed  ENERGY STAR Certified  Yes 
Manufacturer Warranty  Limited 1-year entire appliance 


Rated 4 out of 5 by 290 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beautiful slate finish, terrible washer! I purchased this dishwasher at my local Home Depot, along with the matching fridge, range and microwave. They arrived on time and were carefully brought in and hooked up by the Home Depot. I appearance is very nice, I love how much easier they are to keep clean compared to my previous stainless appliances, I really like all the appliances except for the dishwasher..... Half the time the soap doesn't open and when it does, it seems to deploy too late and leaves soap everywhere or just all over the door. Having to run my washer twice seems like a money put and a waste of time. December 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tips for getting clean dishes Purchased this model for the slate finish. Initially had a problem with the dishes coming out still dirty. Did some research and discovered some tips. I use the Cascade tablets. Also, make sure the Rinse Agent holder is always full. Not sure why this is necessary, but it made a BIG difference. Our hot water heater isn't the best, so I also run the kitchen faucet until the water is not, then select boost water temperature and steam.Now it cleans pretty well. Regarding the design, I am not fond of the location of the silverware holders. You cannot place knives in the top holder or the door won't close. I moved the bottom outside holder to inside. Also, on the bottom shelf, the prongs are farther apart than necessary which means it is a little more of a challenge to place small items. Bottom line: If you want the slate finish and need a front panel, it is a decent dishwasher and you can probably make it work if you use these tips. May 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Diswhasher This has been the worst decision. This dishwasher does not wash the dishes unless you completely rinsed everything. The silverware basket in the front prevents the soap dispenser to open and the soap is left behind. The dishwasher is loud, and it takes forever. GE, absolutely the worst engineering I have ever seen in an appliance. June 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by What QC? I'll start by saying I don't have much experience running this dishwasher. After working with and installing this dishwasher recently I am extremely disappointed at the quality (or lack there of) in this dishwasher. I found ONE screw that was well threaded, the metal was either drilled/tapped at an angle and mangled, or the screw threads were mangled (more on that below). The rear two feet were on a 10 degree angle, while the front two were "kinda" angled (enough for it to be noticeable but livable). The screws that hold the support bracket to the top of the washer were also a ways off, and the left kick plate threads were.. again.. off. Parts Conflict: The "feet" are essentially bolts, well the two front ones will actually shave metal off of two horizontal support screws (located ~1/2" up) when screwed in! It didn't seem to mess up the threads for the legs, but it might be the support screws were softer metal. Even these support screws that were not touched during install had mangled threads. The two rubber strips that you clip on the side of the washer to hid the gap were very wrong, there is an angled support piece that keeps them from clipping onto the dishwasher, so you have to cut off ~4-5" of the rubber strip to make it fit. Directions: I know it is popular to write one manual for several models of dishwasher, but this was just sad. Hardly any parts looked anything like what this washer had, and some parts such as the two previously mentioned rubber strips were not the same ones pictured. Please make a manual that actually tells me what my dishwasher needs, and don't just vaguely list that I'll need a 90 degree elbow (hint: page 7 has what the two variations are for water intake). On odd item I noticed is that my washer came with water in it, and the inside was soaked! The water discharge tube had maybe 1/4 cup of water in it, and the inside of the washer was wet. There was a faint reside like soap inside, and the bottom piece of protective cardboard (as well as energy start sheet) on the bottom shelf was soaked and floppy. Over all fit and feel was not that great either, the pull out trays had very lose tolerances with a real cheap feeling. The door latch is far too strong as well, it is strong enough that I can feel the handle/door flex when I open it. My wife and I love the look of the GE slate line of appliances and have started with the dishwasher before buying the others, but after the quality issues I have seen with this dishwasher, we will likely be looking to another brand. November 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst Dishwasher EVER Purchased this washer based on reviews and Consumer Reports ratings. AWFUL choice. As i am single guy, it does not see heavy usage. IT BROKE in the first MONTH! 5 uses maybe?! Evidently, the circuit board had gotten wet. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!! its a DISHWASHER!! GE has HORRENDOUS service platforms and it took over a month to get it repaired, as i did not buy a store warranty and had to go thru the manufacturer. (by which i had to pay an independent to fix it and get reimbursed. it WAS reimbursed quickly) Independent servicers here strongly dislike GE, *hindsight. The washing ability is infuriating! Absolutely worthless! And I have always pre-rinsed when using ANY dishwasher. The dispenser door usually will not work as it becomes crusted with detergent quickly and leave streaks of Cascade all over the front dishes/silverware. The silverware rack is flimsy and does not lock into place, I black-wire tied it to keep from falling off. The interior of the machine does not stay as clean as you might expect gray to remain, looks like terrible after less than a year of ownership. POOR MACHINE! glad i didn't jump on the 'sale' to outfit my entire kitchen with GE products, as every encounter with them is a disaster. December 9, 2014
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