This dishwasher would be very quiet were it not for the frequent, loud clunking noises made by the motor, which starts and stops many times during a typical cycle. My old GE dishwasher did not do this. The motor also emits a faint, high pitched whine when running. Cycle times are crazy long. Auto wash with sanitizing and heated dry clocks in at 235 minutes. Yep, that's almost 4 hours! Turning on the bottle washers adds 23 minutes to any cycle, which seems excessive. Drying is so-so; not bad, but not great either. My old GE dishwasher did a much better job with drying. The white indicator lights on the control panel are much too bright, and can be distracting if you have an open floor plan like I do. My unit arrived fresh from the factory with a minor scratch on the lower portion of the front door, the one place not protected by plastic wrap during shipping. While the scratch is not visible from most viewing angles, you would hope that a brand new appliance would arrive blemish free. Overall, not a terrible dishwasher, but not particularly impressive either, especially given the high price.