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Top Control Tall Tub Dishwasher with 3rd Rack and Steam in Black Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub

  • Can automatically sense dirt level and set proper wash cycle
  • Adjustable racks to fit any load
  • Enhanced cleaning with QuadWash multi-motion spray arms
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Product Overview

Don't waste time pre-washing your dishes for the dishwasher—let LG's TrueSteam technology do the work. The powerful yet gentle TrueSteam generator on this Top Control Steam Dishwasher virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes. The design includes LG's EasyRack Plus with a height-adjustable third rack, allowing you to change the racks around easily to fit any load. Designed to get the job done, this dishwasher also comes with the Auto Cycle feature, which automatically senses the level of dirt on your dishes and sets the best wash cycle every time for hassle-free operation.
  • Fully integrated SmoothTouch controls with LED display to easily adjust cycle and settings; LED cycle indicator lights provide a subtle and simple way to check cycle status without opening dishwasher
  • Inverter Direct Drive motor and advanced 3-stage filtration system were designed with quiet in mind: at 42 dB, this LoDecibel dishwasher is among the quietest in its class
  • Spacious, stainless steel interior provides ample space for lots of dishes and stemware in a variety of sizes; fits up to 15 place settings of dishes
  • SenseClean Wash system measures soil level in water and then automatically adjusts cycle for precise cleaning performance while optimizing water and energy consumption; Auto Cycle feature automatically senses dirt level on your dishes and sets the best wash cycle
  • Powerful yet gentle TrueSteam virtually eliminates the need to pre-wash: built-in TrueSteam generator also enables gentle cleaning for fragile items like stemware and can also be used for heavy-duty cleaning like pots and pans (use steam on select cycles to enhance performance and save energy)
  • LG dishwashers are ENERGY STAR qualified and among the most energy-efficient dishwashers in their class
  • LG's advanced filtration system is tough on food residue and dirty dishes even if you don't pre-wash
  • Stainless steel interior tub for long-lasting performance
  • Fully integrated into the top lip of the door, LG's sleek SmoothTouch controls make it easy to select the settings you want, while the LED display provides every detail at a glance
  • Lower rack has plenty of space for plates, pots and pans; blue accents indicate flexibility with fold-down tines, and 3-in-1 cutlery basket can be moved to accommodate your loading preferences
  • Height-adjustable third rack gives you more space to fit everything from long flatware to small espresso cups
  • Dual Control Cycle enables you to vary the intensity in the upper and lower racks (e.g. delicates in the upper rack, and pots and pans in the lower rack with strong setting), accommodating different items in the same load
  • NSF-certified Sanitary Rinse keeps dishes safe
  • Delay-wash option up to 19 hours helps you program the dishwasher to suit your schedule
  • Half Wash Mode saves water and energy by enabling you to wash only items in either the lower or upper rack
  • New dishwasher connection kit is required for installation and will be offered during appliance checkout
  • Equipped with a hybrid drying system, which effectively dries dishes without the use of a heating element that would increase energy consumption
  • Upper rack tines can be adjusted up or down, right side tines have handles for wider or small dishes, and lower rack tines can be folded down and adjustable to fit dishes of various sizes
  • TrueSteam feature used on Heavy, Delicate and Dual Wash cycles
  • Dishwasher installation availability varies by location and can vary based on your home's plumbing, Click Here for details
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  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs
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Cut-Out Depth (in.)
Cut-Out Height (in.)
Cut-Out Width (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
Black Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Black Stainless Steel
Control Location
Top Control
Control Type
Custom Door Panel Ready
Decibel (Sound) Rating
42 dBA
Dishwasher Cycles
Sensor Wash
Dishwasher Features
3rd Rack,Automatic Temperature Control,Built-In Hose,Cycle Status Lights,Hard Food Filter,Hidden Controls,Self-Cleaning Filter,Sound Reduction System
Dishwasher Rack Configuration
1st Rack- Fold Down Tines,1st Rack- Removable,1st Rack- Silverware Basket,2nd Rack- Adjustable,2nd Rack- Cup Clips,2nd Rack- Fold Down Tines,2nd Rack- Removable,Cup Shelf,Stemware Holder
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier I
Number of Cycles
Number of Place Settings
Product Weight (lb.)
110.2 lb
Rack Material
Silverware Basket Location
In Rack
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)
Steam Function
With Steam
Tub Material
Stainless Steel Tub
Voltage (volts)
Wash/Dry Options
Delay Start

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Parts and Labor, 10 Yearsverter Slim direct Drive Motor

Questions & Answers


Bought this dishwasher 10 months ago and it has always had a strong burning asphalt odor coming from it during the dry cycle.  Is this normal or should I have it looked at by a serviceman?  I assumed it would eventually dissipate but it is still there.

Asked by BM2018 March 26, 2018

Hello BM2018, we will need more information to be able to assist. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 or drop us a line on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at @LGUSSupport when you are with the unit. ^AC

How to clear a error code AE. I do not see that code on any code listings?

Asked by Nora444 November 26, 2017

Sorry to see this, Nora. We do have a great article to help troubleshoot this AE error code issue at the following link - http://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000009-20150140938312-other-error-codes ^RW

Dishwasher has blue and green light flashing while running. What does this mean? Also, 1E flashing while running? What does this mean?

Asked by Girlmom August 24, 2017

We apologize about the issue you are having with the dishwasher. The IE error code indicates an water inlet problem. It is suggested to check for a clogged or kinked water inlet hose and check the water supply. If this is not the case, Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for further assistance.

what is the shortest wash cycle on model #LDT9965BD

Asked by spook8257 August 16, 2017

The shortest cycle in the LG Black Stainless Steel Series Top Control Dishwasher with TrueSteam®, Model # LDT9965BD is the Rinse Only cycle which has a run time of 22 minutes. The Quick & Dry cycle is 79 minutes and then the Normal cycle can run from 110~139 minutes depending on the soil level of the dishes...^IFV

Our silverware will not come clean on the to rack.We have used the normal and heavy cycle. We use finish detergent

Asked by Richard80 February 9, 2017

We have called and done everthing they told us to do and it did not work. The silverware is still dirty

Is the height of the dishwasher adjustable?

Asked by Jay January 8, 2017

The rear legs of the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG Top Control Steam Dishwasher in Black Stainless with Stainless Steel Tub with 3rd Rack, Model # LDT9965BD can be adjusted with a Phillips #2 screwdriver to raise the back of the dishwasher and a 1/4" ratchet can be used to adjust the height of the front legs...^IFV

I recently bought the True Steam LG Dishwasher in black stainless. What kind of dishwashing detergent is recommended? Powder or gel? Packs or squeeze bottle?

Asked by Cindy66 November 28, 2016

Neile did not understand your question.what is he talking about hand dishwashing liquid.  Let me help you.stay with a detergent that dissolves quickly so the ports don't clog up,like gel.


Asked by John November 14, 2016

The dimensions are 33.5''H x 24''W x 25''D.

How durable is the Black Stainless Steel Finish? Does it scratch easily?

Asked by Susie November 13, 2016

The satin-smooth Black Stainless Steel finish on the LG Top Control Steam Dishwasher in Black Stainless with Stainless Steel Tub with 3rd Rack, Model # LDT9965BD is formed from stainless steel coated with a darker hue and topped with a protective coating that makes this refrigerator fingerprint and smudge resistant. However, it should be treated with the same care that you would a regular Stainless Steel finish to avoid scratching the protective coating...^IFV

Is this dishwasher hard wired or do i need a plug?

Asked by Tn November 13, 2016

Either way is ok.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.9
    out of 131 reviews
  • 69% recommend this product
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Be cautious!
This was our first dishwasher! We’ve had it for 3.5 years and used it around 10 times. It is CORRODING inside- the main board and the accompanying on/ off and itemized boards! One can see inside the boards which should be waterproof! This is the second time I’ve had to have it fixed.
by Cubspop
Response from LGE Social MediaJan 19, 2021
Please contact LG Customer Support by direct message via Twitter (@LGUSSupport) or Facebook Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/). Please be sure to provide your contact information, model/serial numbers, and date of purchase so that we can better investigate and quickly assist you with a resolution, where possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. ^Daphane
Front Cover is peeling!!
My dishwasher is only about 3 years old and the thing is peeling off the coat near the left handle. There must be a manufacture defect internally causing for this area to start peeling like other folks who have commented about this problem. LG, please help and fix my product with a new cover!! Thanks!
by Tonnny
Response from LGE Social MediaOct 27, 2020
We are continuously working to improve the quality of our products and anticipate market demands that drive customer satisfaction. Your feedback is especially important to us and your concerns will be shared with our product team. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team on Twitter via @LGUSSupport or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/. To speak with an agent via phone, you can call 800.243.0000. We apologize for any inconvenience this caused. ^Daphane
Not worth the money
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Our dishwasher is barely 2 years old. The black stainless finish is coming off the front of the door and multiple prongs on both upper and lower racks have fallen off and are rusting. We paid a lot of money for these appliances and I would expect this kind of wear and tear on a 10-15 dishwasher.....not one that is not even 2 years old.
by McGov
Response from Social Media Nov 8, 2018
What you have described is far from what we expect and I would be more than happy to work with you on getting this resolved. I can understand how frustrating it would be to encounter issues with an appliance you invested in 2 years ago. If you would, please send us a direct message via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport or Twitter @LGUSSupport so I can gather the necessary information from you. ^AB
Very quiet
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Very quiet. I really like it, but have a few gripes. The bottom rack goes off track way too easily. The bottom rack prongs don’t stay in place... fall down easily. I am currently having service done due to the black stainless coating coming off. Wish it dried a little better. Pros are that it cleans well and is super quiet. Please make sure to not overload the soap dish or you get water leakage.
by SKG57
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Decided to go with the black stainless all new LG Appliances. I love them all so far! I love we have no fingerprints.
by ChristyShad
Quietest Dishwasher I Ever Owned!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've had this dishwasher about a year now. It is so quiet you can't even tell that it's running. The black stainless is great and does not show fingerprints or water stains. It barely needs to be wiped down. Dishes come out clean and spot free. It has a special top rack for silverware that I love and the bottom is big so it fits large plates and pots.
by Adele418
We are very pleased with this LG dishwasher it out performs all our previous washers. We updated ...
We are very pleased with this LG dishwasher it out performs all our previous washers. We updated our kitchen with the LG stove and refrigerator first about six months ago but the dishwasher set the whole thing off. This dishwasher is so quiet I had to ask my wife if it was running. Excellent products!
by TMont1
3 people found this helpful
"Black Stainless" finish is PEELING OFF!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Does a great job washing dishes but the finish is terrible. The "Black Stainless" is simply a dark clearcoat on the stainless appliances and it is not durable at all. Scratches easily and now is even peeling off near the handle. Terrible.
by Baldazzer
Great customer service
I purchased the LG dishwasher about 4 years ago. We have ALL LG appliances and have been very happy with them. Our dishwasher however, the racks started to rust about a year ago, none of the dish separators stood up anymore. BUT, when I called customer service, they were prompt, friendly and helpful and immediately put in an order to replace the racks! I couldn’t have been happier with them!!!
by Buffyarc
Rusting Racks
I bought LG everything less than 4 years ago. Stove, microwave, refrigerator, washer, dryer, and dishwasher. I have had issues with the dishwasher and refrigerator. This is the dishwasher I purchased and it is rusting on the racks. Less than 4 years old and it’s rusting.
by Ash2170
Response from LGE Social MediaMar 18, 2021
We hate hearing you are having an issue with your unit. I'd like to see if we can help. Please contact LG Customer Support by direct message via Twitter (@LGUSSupport) or Facebook Messenger (https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/). Please be sure to provide your contact information, model/serial numbers, and date of purchase so that we can better investigate and quickly assist you with a resolution, where possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. ^Daphane
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