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Model:
WDTA50SAHV
SKU:
5852911
Your price for this item is $809.99

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 842 reviews

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    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars

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    Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Cleans well, Easy to use
    Cons mentioned:
    Silverware basket

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Washes nicely.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easy to use. Like the one hour washing feature. Cleans the dishes really well. Don’t love the silverware holder on the door. And would prefer adjustable bottom shelf as well. Overall good for the price. And I’m happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Cleans well, Quiet

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Loved it until too rack track broke.

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Loved this dishwasher until the top rack broke today! Quiet, cleans well, looks great in my new kitchen but cheap plastic tracks to hold the racks in place. I purposely bought stainless interior for durability. Very disappointed and not sure how I’m going to fix it. Also note-adult household so no kids being rough with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So quiet I do t know it’s on

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    LOVE! I rarely used a dishwasher until about a year ago. The old one was kid and you couldn’t hear the tv in the adjoining family room. I run this Whirlpool can’t even tell it’s on.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Silverware basket

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks good, cleans exceptional.

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Replaced all appliances in a kitchen remodel. This looks fantastic and works even better. Going to take some time adjusting to the silverware basket on the door.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quitest Dishwasher ever

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Cleans dishes Great and quite. This is a disher you would want im your home

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Stainless steel

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern dishwasher

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This dishwasher has stainless steel material inside out.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Cleans wonderfully and quietly !!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works just as stated. Great cleaner and you can stand next to it and talk while it’s running. Great feature is the silverware tray is in the door. No bending over to access the silverware.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Avoid buying this model of dishwasher.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best Buy was very helpful with the purchase & installation process, but the appliance itself has serious enough defects that I will be returning it. I thought there might be something wrong with the specific unit, so Best Buy brought out a replacement at no additional charge; but it is definitely the model and not just a bad unit. This dishwasher never fully washes all of the dishes, [no matter the heat/dry setting] the dishes are all completely soaked at the end of the cycle and smell terrible if the machine is not immediately opened & left open to dry, and [no matter what dishwasher detergent is used] the dishes are covered with water spots. Photos attached.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Runs quite

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This washer has good features. It has plenty of room for my pots and pans. Love the no handle option.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Reconsider Whirlpool

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    Posted . Owned for 7 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought dishwasher in November 2020, it’s already leaking by front door. The replacement gasket is $85.00. Previously owned the cheapest Adora Dishwasher which lasted 20 years and never broke or leaked. Get warranty, but consider another brand. Trouble drying dishes as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from WhirlpoolTeam
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      Hey RickMia, we value your time and would like to look into the concerns with your appliance. Please reach out to us directly via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whirlpoolusa or Twitter @WhirlpoolCare. We’re looking forward to hearing from you. WhirlpoolBrand

  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend

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    Posted . Owned for 10 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We are not happy with this dishwasher at all. It does not drain correctly a lot of the time. There is often water in the bottom of the machine. When we run the drain option, it still doesn’t drain correctly. I would not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from WhirlpoolTeam
      Posted .

      Hey Jwelks, we completely understand your frustrations and apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused you. To easily schedule service online with one of our Local Certified Technicians, please visit the following link. https://bit.ly/31WPKQu WhirlpoolBrand

  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy to use, Quiet, Stainless steel

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Dishwasher

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We bought this dishwasher to replace our old one that stopped working. We were originally looking at the non stainless steel interior tub, but went with this one on the recommendation from the guy at Best Buy. I like it because it is stain resistant and looks and smells clean. Install is fairly easy, if your a little bit handy, you can do it yourself and save some money. The best thing about this dishwasher is that if you follow instructions, you should have no problem getting clean, dry dishes every time. The instructions say they you should not pre-clean the dishes, and you do not need to pre-clean. I spent my entire life up to this moment pre-cleaning dishes. If you use the correct cleaning pod ( I use Cascade Platinum and Cascade Rinse Aid), you will have clean spotless dishes every time. Of course, you need to scrap the chunks of food off, and I at least run them under the water, but it amazes me how clean it gets them. The rinse aid helps with drying and keeping the tub clean. I would recommend this dishwasher to anyone. Oh, it is very quiet. I know our old one was loud, but when I first ran this one, I almost kept checking to see if something was wrong, because I could barely hear it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Dishwasher

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Wonderful product. Get my dishes just a clean if not cleaner than washing by hand. Very quite.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Leaks after 4 years

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Lasted almost 4 years before it started leaking from the door. We replaced the gasket but unfortunately it didn't help. Cleaned the filters. Still leaks. I expect a dishwasher to last 10 years, not 4. I will be avoiding Whirlpool in the future. The silverware often didn't get clean, especially the knife tips inside the caddy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Cleans well
    Cons mentioned:
    Silverware basket

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good with minor issues

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    Posted .
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We thought about spending less, but we settled on this because of reviews. Honestly, I'd probably go with a cheaper model next time, but I do think this one is fine. The qualms I have are small, but I don't think they're any different than qualms I'd have if I spent a lot less. It cleans dishes well. Not sure if modern dishwashers require wash aid as a trade off to using less water, but my old dishwasher could air dry dishes a lot better than this one. You really need to time the cycle out if you want to air dry, which is tough if you run it after dinner, and crack the door as soon as it's done. My old Frigidaire dishwasher had a vent. Installation was easy, but the clips that attach to the washer to screw it into counter or side cabinet are flimsy and the instructions are really unclear on the options. We made it work, but whoever uninstalls it is gonna see what a mockery it was. All said though, it cleans dishes well and we have cut down on our handwashing since we pretty much throw everything in here. It fits a lot and is easy to load except for the silverware tray. One issue is it doesn't srrms to remember my last settings, so I aleays have to turn off heat dry. I've gotten used to the silverware tray on the door, but I wish it latched better onto the bottom rack. It's designed to just sort of sit on two tiny nubs, and easy falls or pulls off. It would be better on or the rack, but it comes off really easily and has no other natural place to sit, so I just keep it on the door.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Stainless steel

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice and quiet

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    My old Whirlpool dishwasher was rendered useless by a power surge so I had to find a new one in a hurry. I looked at all my options online and discovered that, due the pandemic, manufacturing had come to a screeching halt so no inventory was available in quite a few brands and models and/or a wait of 60-90 days to order and install. Who wants to wash dishes for that long? All of my appliances are Whirlpool except for my microwave so I knew the quality and reliability. I wanted a quiet dishwasher with the anywhere silverware basket, and Whirlpool seems to be the only brand that offers this option although not in all models. This particular one is quieter than my old which I only ran at night at bedtime so I didn't have to put up with the noise. I could probably run this during the daytime and still be happy with the lack of noise. The only thing I would have liked was the extra 3rd rack (shallow upper rack for utensils and small items), but it was either get the silverware basket on the door or the flex rack as it is called. To me, the silverware basket placement was more important. With the basket on the door, you can fit more dishes on the bottom rack. I've had really good luck with all of my Whirlpool appliances (stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, and dryer) so I saw no need to change brands when this line fits the bill and then some. This particular model was a slight upgrade from old one with the quieter operation and a stainless steel interior.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Quiet, Stainless steel

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good dishwasher on a budget.

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    First the good. This dishwasher is very quiet when running. At times we open it not realizing someone had started it. Keep in mind once you open it you must press the start button for it to resume the cycle it does not restart automatically. This dishwasher is stylish and clean looking as the buttons are on the top out of view. This has nice heat that helps dry the dishes and we Love the stainless steel look to it also. I have not found it overly hard to keep clean even with a big dog in the house and his water bowl is right near the dishwasher. Now for the things we don't care for so much. The bottom rack all the pegs are welded pegs. Nothing is adjustable. Our last dishwasher had adjustable bars that when flipped over made room for larger items. I find without that some larger items are harder place and you can't get as much in as they take up more room laying them flat. We also don't like the filter you have to clean out under the heating element. It's awkward having to pull out the bottom tray climb down there fiddle with it to remove it go to the sink clean it out then try and get it all back together every few washes. Our last dishwasher had a built in disposal and would automatically clean all the gunk out during the wash. So, that being said we were needing a budget friendly alternative after ours died from a lightning strike and to be honest I can't expect all the same bells and whistles our last one was $1,200 . For the price this thing does a good job and I would recommend it for those needing a budget dishwasher.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Cleans well, Quiet, Stainless steel

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice dishwasher-so quiet!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This dishwasher is a replacement for a Whirlpool dishwasher that was 22 years old. I have only had it for a couple of weeks but so far I am very happy with it. It is very quiet, cleans the dishes very well, has a nice selection of wash cycles and I really like the stainless steel interior. The only drawback I have found is it is difficult to fill the rinse aid dispenser as the "fill" hole is small and it's hard to squirt the rinse aid into it without getting it on the door. Other than that I would definitely recommend this dishwasher.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Cleans well, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    cleans dishes well, not noisy

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    Posted .
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It's too soon to give a final verdict on this - we've only had the dishwasher a couple of months - but it's quiet and does a good job cleaning. It doesn't get all our dishes completely dry, but neither has any other dishwasher we've ever owned (we have a lot of plastic tumblers, etc.). Our previous dishwasher was highly rated by CR as being quiet, but this one is noticeably quieter - the kitchen and family room are really one big room, and we can watch TV or talk without the dishwasher interrupting anything, which wasn't quite true of the previous one. Finally, it has a 1 hr cycle which my wife LOVES. So I did good buying this dishwasher. (And it was pretty easy to install - the directions were clear enough and the kit that is recommended for this has all the parts I needed.)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Cleans well, Quiet
    Cons mentioned:
    Top rack

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dishwasher!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love how quiet this dishwasher is, & it cleans very well. I love the hidden buttons, which give it a sleek look. My only advice is to make sure you get the Geek Squad extended service plan. I am glad I did, because after about a year, we needed to replace a part on the top rack that snapped. Mechanically, though, it works great. I love the way it cleans the dishes & would definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend