GE Front Control Dishwasher in Slate with Hybrid Stainless Steel Tub and Steam PreWash-GDF540HMFES - The Home Depot
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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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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.) 
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.) 
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In) 
Dishwasher Size 
24 In. 
Height - Maximum (in) 
Height - Minimum (in) 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
Product Width (in.) 
Amperage (amps) 
Appliance Type 
Color/Finish Family 
Control Type 
Custom Door Panel Ready 
Decibel Rating 
52 dBA 
Delay Start Option 
Dishwasher Cycles 
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) 
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating 
Tier I 
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration 
Hard Food Disposer & Filtration 
Item Package UOM 
Number of Cycles 
Number of Place Settings 
Product Weight (lb.) 
76 lb 
Rack Material 
Silverware Basket Location 
In Rack 
Sound Rating Range (Decibels) 
Quieter 51-55 dBA 
Steam Function 
Tall Tub 
Tub Material 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,NSF Listed 
ENERGY STAR Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited 1-year entire appliance 


Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 427 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poorly built product My wife wanted this dishwasher as it came in slate and matched the other appliances in the kitchen. The Good - The delivery guys were first rate, they were early and made the delivery experience delightful. I would not hesitate to use Home Depot's delivery service in the future. The Bad - There were at least two manufacturing defects, they were small, but if I didn't see them it could have been an issue later. First one of the screws to holding the tub to the lower carriage need to be fixed. The frame had a small crack around the screw and it was no longer secure. A small washer fixed this issue. the second is that the bolt holder the pulley for the door was not fully installed. It was sticking out about 3/8" and prevented the unit from sliding into the opening. I tightened it up. Next if you need to use the side mount brackets, they are worthless. Also be aware that the 'garden hose' type connector for the water supply is problematic. Make sure you attached the water line to the connector first before connecting to the bottom of the dishwasher. I ran a cycle with just plain water to check for leaks. I ran a light load of dishes and it seemed to clean as well as any other dishwasher I have owned. I am a pretty handy guy, I have moved, installed, replaced a dishwasher at least a dozen times in my life. I am a big fan of reading the installation manual first. This was not the clearest or the most straight forward installation of any appliance I have seen. April 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worst purchase Got this and set it up and the dishwasher has a high pitch whine to it. Called GE service and tech came out and said that it was normal. Going to box it up and take it back. Cannot stand the noise that it is making. May 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointing purchase, looks aren't everything This dishwasher replaced an old GE dishwasher in our kitchen. It was the only Slate model that matched our other Slate appliances, so we didn't have a choice if we wanted to have matching appliances. We are so disappointed with this purchase. The soap doesn't dispense properly, it doesn't fit very much and half of our dishes need to be washed again to be clean. I wish we had kept our old dishasher, this one is awful! The only positive aspects are that it looks pretty and is quiet, but I would rather have clean dishes. May 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great dishwasher! This dishwasher looks and works great! The slate finish is a wonderful color and doesn't show fingerprints. It's easy to load with a good layout inside. Cleans very well and does it quietly. It has the controls out front, and this is something to think about when purchasing a dishwasher since our last dishwasher had controls on top of the door which were hard to reach. Installation went smoothly, quickly, and efficiently (top shelf). We never got a call as to when they were going to deliver (my only complaint), but when I called the night before, I was able to get a customer service person at 9 pm at night (top shelf)! They gave a time range of 4 hours which was reasonable. Price was close to $800 with installation and removal costs. Would definitely buy from Home Depot again. April 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by hate it I wouldn't recommend this dishwasher to anyone I have had this dishwasher since jan 2015 here it is march and now it doesn't work I call ge horrible customer service I will be contacting home depot April 15, 2015
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