Whirlpool WDF550SAAW

Built-In Dishwasher

  • Model: WDF550SAAW
  • Sku: WDF550SAAW-WW

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  • 5 Cycles
  • Stainless Steel Interior
  • 2 / 4 / 6 Hour Delay Wash
  • Tall Tub
  • ADA Compliant
  • Energy Star Rated
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The Whirl WDF550SAAW ADA compliant model 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
China/Crystal Cycle Yes
Quick-Rinse Cycle Yes
High-Temperature Wash Yes
Heated Drying Yes
Delayed Start Yes
Sound Insulation Yes
Sound Reduction Yes
Nylon Rack Material Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes

Dimensions

Unboxed
Height 34.5 in
Width 23.563 in
Weight 96 lbs
Depth 24.0 in
Boxed
Height 39.0 in
Width 28.0 in
Weight 105 lbs
Depth 29.0 in

Package Contents

  • Owner's Manual
  • Energy Guide

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WhirlpoolBuilt-In Dishwasher
 
3.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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4.0

Very quiet

By Les

from Eugene, Or.

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        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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              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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                    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

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                                            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

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                                                  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

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                                                        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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                                                        3.0

                                                        Acceptable, not the best rack design.

                                                        By Larry in OK

                                                        from Owasso, OK, United States

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                                                              This was the only dishwasher model I could find where the total depth (with door open) would fit in my kitchen. We had initially purchased another Whirlpool model where the total depth was about 1.5 -2 inches too long. That being said, I'm not that pleased with the rack design, or the overall interior size. There is definitely less dish storage capacity compared to the 1996 model Whirlpool dishwasher we replaced. Plus the silverware holder is on the lower rack instead of the dishwasher door. We prefer it to be inside the dishwasher door. The silverware holder is cheaply made. The handle broke (not thru abuse) on the 2nd use of our new dishwasher. It seems to be a sub-standard material (plastic) that's apt to break easily. Whirlpool said they would be sending us a replacement, which we hope to receive any day now. One other thing is the dishes don't seem to get totally dry. This is another bad comparison to our previous Whirlpool dishwasher. On the good side, the dishwasher runs very quiet.

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