Model # WDF520PADB

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Whirlpool Front Control Built-in Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with 1-Hour Wash Cycle, 55 dBA
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Whirlpool

Front Control Built-in Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with 1-Hour Wash Cycle, 55 dBA

Model# WDF520PADB
Store SO SKU# 1000955775
  • Quiet at only 55 dBA per IEC standards
  • Just press start—this model remembers the last cycle you chose
  • Clean a lightly soiled load in half the time with 1-Hr wash cycle
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Product Overview

  • Quiet at only 55 dBA per IEC standards
  • Just press start—this model remembers the last cycle you chose
  • Clean a lightly soiled load in half the time with 1-Hr wash cycle
This ENERGY STAR-qualified Whirlpool Front Control Dishwasher holds 14 place settings and cleans quietly at 55 dBA. It also provides more room for dishes in the lower rack with the AnyWare Plus silverware basket that sits in the door or on the front of the rack to free up rack space. You can count on this fast dishwasher to clean a lightly soiled load in half the time with the 1-hour wash cycle. Plus, the AccuSense soil sensor determines how dirty dishes are and adapts the Normal cycle as needed for customized cleaning.
  • Front electronic controls offer seamless cycle selection with just the light press of a button
  • Quiet Partner sound package allows you to run the dishwasher without disrupting your home (55 dBA)
  • Tall tub design and large capacity lower rack provide room for up to 14 place settings
  • AccuSense soil sensor determines how dirty dishes are and adjusts the Normal cycle as needed to make sure dishes come out clean
  • ENERGY STAR qualified and Tier I rated to save energy and water and help reduce your utility bills
  • Easy-to-maintain plastic tub provides long-lasting durability
  • Rinse-aid dispenser automatically adds a measured amount of rinse-aid to help reduce the potential for spots on your dishes
  • Upper rack with cup shelf provides plenty of room for cups, plastic ware and various containers
  • Large capacity lower rack easily accommodates plates, bowls and large dishes
  • 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
  • 2 spray arms shoot water under each rack to break down food and provide a thorough cleaning
  • NSF certified Sani Rinse option sanitizes dishes by eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria, as certified by NSF International
  • Highly effective Triple Filtration system helps the wash system provide outstanding cleaning while using less water and energy
  • New dishwasher connection kit is required for installation and will be offered during appliance checkout
  • Dishwasher installation availability varies by location and can vary based on your home's plumbing, Click Here for details
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Quiet at only 55 dBA per IEC standards
  • Just press start—this model remembers the last cycle you chose
  • Clean a lightly soiled load in half the time with 1-Hr wash cycle
Model #: WDF520PADB
Internet #: 205506194

This ENERGY STAR-qualified Whirlpool Front Control Dishwasher holds 14 place settings and cleans quietly at 55 dBA. It also provides more room for dishes in the lower rack with the AnyWare Plus silverware basket that sits in the door or on the front of the rack to free up rack space. You can count on this fast dishwasher to clean a lightly soiled load in half the time with the 1-hour wash cycle. Plus, the AccuSense soil sensor determines how dirty dishes are and adapts the Normal cycle as needed for customized cleaning.

  • Front electronic controls offer seamless cycle selection with just the light press of a button
  • Quiet Partner sound package allows you to run the dishwasher without disrupting your home (55 dBA)
  • Tall tub design and large capacity lower rack provide room for up to 14 place settings
  • AccuSense soil sensor determines how dirty dishes are and adjusts the Normal cycle as needed to make sure dishes come out clean
  • ENERGY STAR qualified and Tier I rated to save energy and water and help reduce your utility bills
  • Easy-to-maintain plastic tub provides long-lasting durability
  • Rinse-aid dispenser automatically adds a measured amount of rinse-aid to help reduce the potential for spots on your dishes
  • Upper rack with cup shelf provides plenty of room for cups, plastic ware and various containers
  • Large capacity lower rack easily accommodates plates, bowls and large dishes
  • 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
  • 2 spray arms shoot water under each rack to break down food and provide a thorough cleaning
  • NSF certified Sani Rinse option sanitizes dishes by eliminating 99.999% of food soil bacteria, as certified by NSF International
  • Highly effective Triple Filtration system helps the wash system provide outstanding cleaning while using less water and energy
  • New dishwasher connection kit is required for installation and will be offered during appliance checkout
  • Dishwasher installation availability varies by location and can vary based on your home's plumbing, Click Here for details
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Name Front Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with 1-Hour Wash Cycle, 55 dBA Front Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with 1-Hour Wash Cycle, 63 dBA Front Control Built-in Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with 1-Hour Wash Cycle, 55 dBA Ascenta Series Front Control Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with Hybrid Stainless Steel Tub, 50 dBA
Brand Whirlpool Whirlpool Whirlpool Bosch
Ratings (719) (107) (8051) (668)
Dishwasher Size 24 In. 24 In. 24 In. 24 In.
Height - Maximum (in) 34.5 34.5 34.5 35
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration Filtration Filtration Filtration Filtration
Control Location Front Control Front Control Front Control Front Control
Dishwasher Features Automatic Temperature Control,Filtered Water,Hard Food Filter,Sound Reduction System Hard Food Filter Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Filtered Water,Hard Food Filter,Sound Reduction System Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Hard Food Filter,Sound Reduction System
Tub Material Plastic Tub Plastic Tub Plastic Tub Other Tub
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.) 24.5 24.5 24.5 22.56
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Specifications

Dishwasher Size
24 In.
Tub Material
Plastic Tub
Height - Max (in)
34.5
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)
Quieter 51-55 dBA
Control Location
Front Control
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration
Filtration
Eco Features
Energy Star
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)
24.5

Specifications

Dishwasher Size
24 In.
Tub Material
Plastic Tub
Height - Max (in)
34.5
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)
Quieter 51-55 dBA
Control Location
Front Control
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration
Filtration
Eco Features
Energy Star
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)
24.5

Dimensions

Cut-Out Depth (in.)
24
Cut-Out Height (in.)
34
Cut-Out Width (in.)
24
Depth - Door Shut (with Handle) (in.)
25.25
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)
24.5
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
49.5
Dishwasher Size
24 In.
Height - Maximum (in)
34.5
Height - Minimum (in)
33.5
Product Depth (in.)
24.5
Product Height (in.)
33.5
Product Width (in.)
23.88

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Appliance Type
Dishwasher
Color/Finish
Black
Color/Finish Family
Black
Control Location
Front Control
Control Type
Electronic
Custom Door Panel Ready
No
Decibel (Sound) Rating
55 dBA
Delay Start Option
Yes
Dishwasher Cycles
Pots and Pans,Quick Wash,Sanitize
Dishwasher Cycles
Quick Wash,Standard Wash
Dishwasher Features
Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Filtered Water,Hard Food Filter,Sound Reduction System
Dishwasher Rack Configuration
1st Rack- Silverware Basket,Cup Shelf
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
260
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier I
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)
31
Handle Type
Pocket Handle
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration
Filtration
Number of Cycles
4
Number of Place Settings
14
Product Weight (lb.)
55lb
Rack Material
Vinyl
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Silverware Basket Location
In Door,In Rack
Silverware Basket Location
In Door or Rack
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)
Quieter 51-55 dBA
Steam Function
Without Steam
Steam Function
No
Tall Tub
Yes
Tub Material
Plastic Tub
Voltage (volts)
120
Wash/Dry Options
Delay Start,Heated Dry,High Temperature Wash

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,NSF Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year

Questions & Answers

is this model a built in dishwasher

Asked by: egypt
did you read the title?
Answered by: halo
Date published: 2018-12-06

Can this dishwasher be hard wired or does it require an outlet?

Looking to purchase this dishwasher but the old one I have is hard wired. Does this one require an outlet? Will the installers install it hard wired? Thank you
Asked by: Merlin21
can this dishwasher be hardwired are can it be changed from hard wire to plug in
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-08-23

How loud is the dishwasher

can you have a normal conversation in the same small room without having to raise your voice? The decimal number won't help unless you can give me the most quiet number to the loudest. Thank you
Asked by: myquestion
VERY quiet
Answered by: trip
Date published: 2018-12-30

HOW IS THIS DISHWASHER MOUNTED? UNDER COUNTER OR SIDE MOUNT?

HOW IS THIS DISHWASHER MOUNTED? UNDER COUNTER OR SIDE MOUNT?
Asked by: SAM
Under counter
Answered by: Blondy
Date published: 2018-10-11
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Customer Reviews

Front Control Built-in Tall Tub Dishwasher in Black with 1-Hour Wash Cycle, 55 dBA is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8051.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Purchased in September, 2018. Installed by a licensed plumber. It replaced a Whirlpool that did ... Purchased in September, 2018. Installed by a licensed plumber. It replaced a Whirlpool that did just fine with our dishwasher loading practices, detergent brand. and water heater settings ... I was surprised and disappointed with this appliance's performance. To be blunt, it does not reliably get dishes clean, even with heavy cycle, extra hot wash, sanitizing rinse, rinse agent set to maximum, and running the water at the faucet until it is hot. Between having to prewash instead of just scraping off the food, rewashing about 10% of any load, setting the water heater higher, and having to use the high-energy features to even get a 90% clean load, this is not saving any energy at all. PROOF: The attached photo is of a refrigerator container that had held roasted onions and potatoes. It was dirty side down, not dried out, nothing blocking it, facing the upper spray arm, and stayed dirty through the "heavy" wash cycle.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Dish Washer. Cleans well, and is very quiet. Be warned if replacing an older dish washer. This is a high efficiency, HE, dish washer not high performance. In other words, it doesn't dry the dishes the same way as older models. We called Whirlpool after a week, and a service technician came out. We thought the heating element was broken. Our old unit would sizzle if water was dropped on it when drying. The service technician said to me: "here, feel this". The heating element gets warm but not sizzling hot like older units. New units are HE, with plastic tubs instead of steel or ceramic. The tub would melt and it would not be energy efficient if designed like older units. Ours didn't dry dishes until the service technician told me about the sterile rinse option. That uses the heating element during rinsing, which raises the temperature and evaporates the water during drying. In other words, the dishes dry themselves during the dry cycle, not the heating element. FYI before calling in a service technician.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cleans well, easy to install We replaced our original Whirlpool dishwasher after 20 years. This Whirlpool was highly rated in Consumer Reports - 81 out of 85 points as I recall. I like everything about this washer except for the silverware holder which can be mounted three ways. Pro's: Cleans well. Great value. Con: One really. The design of the unit allows for the silverware holder to mount in three ways: 1. On the door itself, so it lays flat when the dishwasher is open. 2. Outside the bottom rack, attached by two plastic parts. If hanging outside difficult to get at the bottom rack to pull on it and concerned tabs will break off it. 3. Inside the bottom rack. If inside the amount of usable rack space is significantly reduced. Hanging on the door itself is probably the best long term solution but again it is somewhat more difficult to access the silverware. Would have been far more intelligent design (IMHO) to have the silverware basket mounted along the parallel side of the lower rack. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our old dishwasher had high end features. We almost never used them. This 520 model has the bas... Our old dishwasher had high end features. We almost never used them. This 520 model has the basics, only four cycles and very little ability to adjust the racks. We have only used it for a week but so far it seems to work fine. We find it quieter than the old unit. IMO the 8-page user's manual wastes paper describing cycle details while not telling one how to unlock to remove the filter or the details of how to set the controls. It refers to a more detailed user's guide, which seems not to exist. But one figures it out for oneself in due time. The quality seems fairly good to me for a basic model. The 1-hour wash works for us but we rinse dishes before putting them in. The heated dry function dries just as well as our old dishwasher did. Perhaps the one feature that we will miss is the food chopper. It depends on how often we have to clean the manual filter.
Date published: 2019-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The top rack has two plastic pieces that are what keep the rack from rolling off and onto the flo... The top rack has two plastic pieces that are what keep the rack from rolling off and onto the floor. We've only had this unit for 4 months and it's already lost one of them. Now the other one is coming off. Once it pops off, it's infuriating to figure out how to get it back on. I am a business analyst who works with engineers all day and it still takes me 5-10 minutes every time because it's just not obvious how it should go.VERY annoying. And now, because of this weak design point, I have to make a warranty call to get a new part which, I'm quite sure now that I see how it was designed, is going to pop of again in very short order. The washer does a decent job of cleaning otherwise. But do note: if you don't use drying chemicals, it will NOT dry the dishes. This bothers me because I don't want to add even more chemicals to a chemical process. It wasn't log ago this wasn't required. A dishwasher actually dried the dishes without needing surfactants and whatever else is in those drying chemicals (and drying right on the dishes you put your food on).
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product deserves no stars. It should be a complete embarrassment to Home Depot to be selling... This product deserves no stars. It should be a complete embarrassment to Home Depot to be selling such a poor quality product. First my order of a complete suite of Whirlpool products was back ordered for multiple months. Customer service at Whirlpool and their delivery company continues to be a nightmare! Then when the order was finally delivered this product did not function properly. The heated drying did not work from day one. After 4 wash cycles the "Normal" wash cycle stopped functioning. Then the "Heavy" was cycle worked for 1 wash cycle. Now after only having/utilizing the "brand new" dishwasher for less than 3 weeks the unit no longer functions. The blue light goes on for 30 seconds and then turns off; very expensive 30 second mini night light!!! Multiple emails to customer service unanswered, long wait times on hold and relatively unhelpful customer support when the call is finally answered. This is a complete and utter disappointment to a made in the USA product from my own home state.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These Whirlpools have terrible electronics. Mine for the second time in 3 years requires electric... These Whirlpools have terrible electronics. Mine for the second time in 3 years requires electrical replacement. Avoid these dishwashers at all costs. Trust me it will save you in the long run. 5 years old and on its second repair out of pocket. $300 for the first repair and 300 again.....i am not doing it the second time. AVOID
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Have only had the DW for a few weeks, but so far it works well and looks great for the price. Ins... Have only had the DW for a few weeks, but so far it works well and looks great for the price. Installation was timely and friendly. The machine is very quiet, and has just a few basic settings, which I really like. I have two complaints. 1) the top left rack rail was installed backwords, so I had to take it apart, and figure out how to get it flipped. It took about 30 minutes to fix, and to put the rails back on. This brings me the second issue. 2) the gray plastic end caps that keep the rack from sliding right off and crashing are flimsy, tricky to attach, and fall off easily. One has come off 4 times and one of these days one will break or get stepped on. I am going to request a bunch of replacements from Home Depot to have on hand. You can see the cap in the picture below. The DW is the same as our former Sears elite which was still working fine after 15 years, but we wanted a stainless look. Hope this one does as well!
Date published: 2016-12-31
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