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Whirlpool WDF518SAA
18" Full Console Dishwasher with 5 Wash Cycles, 2 Options, Quick Wash Cycle, Stainless Steel Interior, Nylon Racks and Energy Star Qualified

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Energy Info
This dishwasher uses 280 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $31.05.

The estimated yearly operating cost is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $.1109 per kWh. For more information, visit
Wash System: Resource Efficient
Number of Cycles: 5
Normal Cycle: Yes
Heavy Duty Cycle: Yes
Rinse Only Cycle: Yes
Number of Options: 2
Heated Dry Option: Yes
Delay Wash Option: Yes
Rinse Aid Dispenser: Yes
Energy Star Qualified: Yes
Quality Construction
Tub Material: Stainless
Tub Design: Tall Tub
Rack Material: Nylon
Sound Package: Quiet Partner I
Sound Tested DBA: 57
Loading Features
Capacity: 8 Place Settings
Silverware Basket: In the Door
Dimensions and Weights
Width: 18"
Depth: 22"
Height: 35"
Weight: 75 lbs.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Meets government standards to help conserve natural resources and save money on utility bills.
  • ADA Height Compliant
  • Adjustable height from 32 1/2" to 34 1/2".
  • Stainless Steel Interior
  • Adds a sleek smooth texture to the interior of the dishwasher.
  • Stainless steel delivers durable performance and offers a high-end look.
  • Quiet Partner I Sound Package
  • Sound-reducing insulation.
  • Quick Wash Cycle
  • Normal Cycle
  • Use for loads with normal amounts of food soil.
  • Heavy Cycle
  • Adds more time to the cycle to clean heavily soiled items.
  • Light Cycle
  • A gentle cycle for glassware and lightly soiled items.
  • Rinse Only Cycle
  • Gives your dishes a quick refresh.
Info and Guides

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Product Reviews
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 48 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Exceeded expectations I purchased this Whirlpool 18" to fit in my small space in Manhattan. I have been using it for a month and so far so good. The look is great and blends nicely with my recently purchased stainless steel gas range and refrigerator. I was glad to see Whirlpool join the growing need for smaller stainless steel appliances for smaller spaces. More is needed. 1/10/13
Rated 3 out of 5 by It's okay if you aren't too picky. We ordered this dishwasher as a space filler until we can do a big renovation on our kitchen, so the value for the money is good for us. I would just like to warn anyone that cares about aesthetics that the toe kick on this unit is oddly high. It's not the standard 4" so it doesn't align with the bottom of kitchen cabinets, making it look like there is a piece missing or something. It's also very loud. This unit would be terrible if you live in a studio or a small apartment because it makes quite a racket. All that said, I gave it a good value rating because it does clean the dishes quite well so for the money it's a pretty good choice. 4/14/15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quieter and better cleaning than expected We had been led to believe that such a small dishwasher would be very noisy. We were pleased with its quiet operation and the quality of the cleaning. Very easy to use, and very easy to install beneath our kitchen counter. For the quality is reasonably priced. 11/9/13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Product is generally good but has a few issues that could be we ordered this dishwasher for our renovated kitchen because of space issues. We wanted a dishwasher but a regular size would not fit it. The dishwasher is now running well, but it took us awhile to figure it out. The first problem was streaks and stains on the dishes and the door of the dishwasher. I have had a dishwasher in other homes, but this had me stumped. I tried changing the small adjustment for hard water and that did not help. I had our water temperature checked by a plumber but that proved to be ok. Finally I bought the premium dishwasher detergent and that solved the problem. It is a little disconcerting that I have to buy the very best detergent or the washer doesn't work well. The rinse dispenser is difficult to deal with. The little window that indicates when rinse aid is needed is very hard to read. The first time I filled it I had no idea when I had put enough in, so, of course, I overfilled it and ended up with rinse aid all over the door. Finally after a couple weeks I think I have it figured out, but it's not exactly user friendly. And finally, the top rack is very difficult to move in and out. It does not move smoothly and the glassware rattles and jumps as I move it in and out - not a serious problem, but an annoyance. I know I cannot expect this little guy to have the features of the bigger and more expensive models, and I wish we could have put in a regular size dishwasher, but you asked for a review so here it is. Hope it gives you some useful information. 11/24/13
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Quick Specs
Quick Specs


  • Type : Built In
  • Accepts Panels : No


  • Width : 18 Inch
  • Depth : 22 Inch
  • Height : 35 Inch


  • Capacity : 8 Place Settings
  • Control Type : Touchpad
  • Electronic Display : No
  • Control Style : Full Console
  • Child Lock : No
  • Fold-Down Tines : No
  • Rack Material : Nylon
  • Tall Tub : Yes
  • Stainless Interior : Yes
  • Number of Spray Arms : 2
  • Rinse Aid Dispenser : Yes
  • Water Filtration : No
  • Water Heating : Yes

Wash Features

  • Cycles : 5
  • Delay Start : Yes
  • Dry Type : Vented
  • Hard Food Disposer : No
  • Quick Wash Setting : Yes
  • China/Crystal Setting : No
  • Heavy Duty Wash : Yes

Technical Details

  • Star-K Certified : No
  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • ADA Compliant : Yes
  • Approved for Outdoor Use : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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