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    what is difference between a regular dishwasher and a "tall tub"?   (2 Answers)

    Does it take up more room externally?

    By Anonymous September 1, 2015.

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      Hello there! There is very little difference in height, width, and depth between a tall tub and regular tub dishwasher. The tall tub allows for plates that are larger than normal the space needed to clean properly. I have a link between two units, the tall tub on the right, that will help show the specs between the two units. I hope it helps you. http://www.whirlpool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/WHRCompareProductsDisplay?catalogId=10561&categoryId=721820&langId=-1&storeId=10211

      By WhirlpoolTeam September 1, 2015.

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      Does it come with a power cord?   (10 Answers)

      Under the accessories section it says to buy the stainless waterline and the power cord, my question is if it comes with the power cord? Thanks

      By Anonymous May 26, 2015.

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        No - it comes with wires to the dishwasher in a box on the front. If your existing dishwasher uses a standard plug under the sink, you would need a power cord. If your existing dishwasher taps into a romex cable in the cabinet you can just use a couple wire nuts to hook it up in the power box. Make sure you turn off the breaker first though. Also, it doesn't come with a strain relief collar so you'll need that if you want it up to code.

        By Eric267 January 9, 2016.

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        My dishes washer has only been run once. It is that new. It smells between usage. Kinda of a standing water smell can you tell me why?   (3 Answers)

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          sounds like water is backing up into your dishwasher from the drainline, did you install with the air gap or install the drainline with a high loop to prevent backflow of water?

          By Anonymous September 10, 2015.

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          this dishwasher leaving detergent across left side of utensils and plates on lower rack. Is this a defect?   (3 Answers)

          New unit less than a month old. Tried more than half a dozen washes now and all leave detergent smear or crusting on utensils and plates. I am not overloading and tried both solid detergent and the small combination pods with drying aid. Same results. Is this dishwasher just like that or is this a defective unit? I already replaced once with different problem after 1 day. I'm not sure whether I should choose another dishwasher.

          By Anonymous January 20, 2015.

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            Most likely your heating element isn't working. If it doesn't heat the detergent up to a certain temperature than it will leave (smear) residue and globs of detergent over your dishes.

            By Avan May 1, 2015.

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            will this adjust to fit under a counter of 33 7/8"????   (5 Answers)

            i am trying to fit this under a heighth of 33 7/8" ..will the legs adjust to make this fit???

            By Anonymous November 24, 2014.

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              Thank you for your interest in Whirlpool dishwashers. I have been looking at our brands and most require a 33 1/2 height to fit the units. The feet removed or lowered my only provide about 1/2" of space at the most, so the fit will be tight but it should work. I have provided the use and care guide as it provides the minimums required to install the dishwasher so you know before the purchase. I hope this provides the best guide and help possible. In appreciation, Melanie http://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/MLPDF/Installation%20Instructions%20-%20W10435040.pdf

              By WhirlpoolTeam June 30, 2015.

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              What is the decibel level?   (4 Answers)

              By Anonymous April 26, 2016.

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                The decibel level is 51-55 dBA.

                By CommunityAnswer April 26, 2016.

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                Where is this dishwasher made?   (3 Answers)

                is this dishwasher made in the United States?

                By Anonymous March 19, 2015.

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                  Lol, it is made in China now, even when they label it differently.

                  By Gugu77 July 8, 2015.

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                  About installation   (2 Answers)

                  Does Best Buy hook up this dishwasher, and if so, what is the price for that? And how long will it be at this price $314.99?

                  By kake January 19, 2015.

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                    According to the email I received today from Best Buy customer care, this dishwasher is "no longer available to our inventory". Whirlpool - 24" Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher - Black Model: WDF520PADB

                    By unhappyattemptedbuyer August 4, 2015.

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                    My disher isn't drying? It looks like dry button isn't working. It doesn't light up and seems to skip over that button? How do i troubleshoot ?   (2 Answers)

                    By Mac November 22, 2015.

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                      Try the sanitize cycle; that is what we use and everything comes out completely dry.

                      By Housewife January 9, 2016.

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                      How loud is this? I have an open floor plan and want to run it at night and watch TV is this to loud for that?   (5 Answers)

                      By samanthaL32 May 24, 2016.

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                        This dishwasher is very quiet. You will hardly know it is running.

                        By Cgrw March 17, 2017.

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