Whirlpool WDF550SAAS

24" Stainless Steel Built-In Dishwasher

  • Model: WDF550SAAS
  • Sku: WDF550SAAS-SS

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  • Resource Efficient Wash System
  • Stainless Steel
  • Delay Wash
  • ADA Compliant
  • Energy Star
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This ADA compliant Whirlpool WDF550SAAS dishwasher is ENERGY STAR qualified and meets the CEE Tier 11 standards of efficiency to help save money on utility bills. And with an extra 3" of interior space compared to standard tub models, the Tall Tub design allows you to fill both racks with tall, extra-large and odd-shaped items. You can even choose the High Temperature Wash option when additional cleaning of items like baby bottles, glassware or dishes is required.
 

Documents

Energy Guide  
  'Owner's Manual'  

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Dishwasher Type Built-In
Tub Finish Stainless Steel
Cycles (#) 5
Normal Wash Cycle Yes
Quick-Rinse Cycle Yes
High-Temperature Wash Yes
Heated Drying Yes
Delayed Start Yes
Nylon Rack Material Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 34.5 in
Width 23.56 in
Weight 105 lbs
Depth 24.0 in
Boxed
Height 42.0 in
Width 33.0 in
Weight 115 lbs
Depth 34.0 in

Package Contents

  • Owner's Manual

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WhirlpoolBuilt-In Dishwasher
 
3.7

(based on 37 reviews)

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61%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Easy to use (3)

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1.0

Not happy.

By Gina

from Mount laurel, nj

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

The inside size is too small and the racks are positioned incorrectly. It's also extremely hard to open (you need 2 hand to open). That's not efficient for an ada model. Washes ok. Disappointed with it

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4.0

Very quiet

By Les

from Eugene, Or.

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

Very nice and quiet, the rack setup is not what I expected, but works fine. The only complaint would be the latch for the door. There's no mechanism to speak of, Basically just a loop that squeezes into a slot in the cabinet. Didn't see that online where we ordered from.

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4.0

quiet appliance

By bertha

from brooklyn, n.y.

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

I was recommended this dishwasher for its great performance & quiet operation. The first time I used it I had to put my ear to it to make sure it's working

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5.0

Great product

By The wine guy

from Covina, Ca

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

We purchased this 2 months ago. It is much quieter and faster than our prior dishwasher.

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4.0

Small but what I needed

By Submariner

from Signal Mountain, TN

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

I have used this dishwasher for 2 weeks and it washes dishes, glasses and silverware very well. The space inside the diswasher is small but I needed a smaller than typical height dishwasher to work with my kitchen remodelings. We have two of these dishwashers, since we have two kitchens.

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2.0

Should have done my homework

By Trademark Lady

from Newark, Delaware

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

Bought this dishwasher due to kitchen renovation. Needed a DW is a hurry. Had it for two months now. It does clean the dishes well and it looks nice. However, the capacity is much less than my old KitchenAid. The top rack is 1/3 smaller than the bottom rack. The top rack is not adjustable, so forget about putting wine glasses or to-go coffee cups on the top rack. The plastic connectors on the silverware baskets do not keep the baskets together as a unit which I find annoying. The basket compartments are all the same size so if you have a small plastic lid or small item that shouldn't be put on the rack, there is really no place to put it. My husband calls the silverware baskets flimsy. As for the sound level, it is very loud. When it was first installed, we thought there was a problem with the motor because of how loud it was. The repair person came only to say nothing was wrong. It is just a loud machine. I bought the Whirlpool to match my refrigerator which I was not replacing. I am very disappointed with this DW and will replace it very soon. I'm doing my research now. Hindsight is always 20-20.

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5.0

Great quality

By Flyboy

from Orlando, FL

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Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

After purchasing a new dishwasher I decided to buy the complete line of new appliances for our kitchen.

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2.0

Not for me

By Jazz Queen

from Newark, Delaware

Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

Have had this dishwasher for a week and am very disappointed. The top rack is very small and 3" shorter than the bottom rack. Very difficult to load and doesn't allow for large loads or larger items. It is also very noisy. We actually thought something was wrong with the motor and had a repairman come to check it out. Nothing was wrong -- it is just loud. We are not keeping this appliance. Unfortunately, can't take it back to the store.

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2.0

Wanted to love this but...

By JayM

from Iowa

Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

We replaced all of our appliances and we love everything else except this dishwasher. We chose this model because of the stainless steel tub but it seems to be one of the only features we actually like about it.

It fits in the space that our old dishwasher fit in and yet it seems, capacity-wise, it is a good bit smaller. It is a tall tub dishwasher and yet that is irrelevant due to the loss of width and depth of the tub. We are running loads more often than was necessary prior to installation.

The silverware basket is probably our biggest peeve. It is constantly falling apart. It doesn't fit well in the space it is made for and nothing secures it to the rack. It is cheaply made of light plastic and is an awful design feature.

The racks are more annoying than anything. The bottom is always falling off of it's sliding grooves and does not slide smoothly out. It catches in a gap between the door and the bottom of the dishwasher. This knocks it off of the grooves, and requires you to manually place it back in place.

May be a plus for some but we learned from our mistake that is was not... The drying cycle seems too hot (even with the heated dry option turned off) We have melted a couple items- one of them being, our dishwasher safe blender pitcher that is unable to fit on the top rack. The manual refers to an air-dry or energy-saving dry option but I don't believe there is a setting outside of keeping the heated dry option off.

The dishwasher cleans well for the most part. Have had some issues with silverware not getting clean.

On the plus side the buttons are self explanatory and running the dishwasher is very simple. I also like the lock feature, since we have a 2 year old that likes pressing buttons. And as I mentioned before, I like the stainless tub. It is easy to clean when needed and for us it seems to stay cleaner than the plastic tubbed dishwashers.

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5.0

Terrific

By marax

from pittsburgh

Comments about Whirlpool Built-In Dishwasher:

Defaulted to this dishwasher due to space issues. Couldn't be happier...washes flawlessly on the normal setting, realitively quiet and super built. Concerned after reading some negative reviews, but have only been pleased. Very similar to the older well built Kitchen aid by Hobart machines.

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