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Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W]
 
Price range:
$404.10 - $499.00
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Summary: This Whirlpool conventional dishwasher has
  • A soil sensor.
  • A delayed-start feature.
  • A plastic interior.
  • No hidden controls.
  • Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W]

The Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the Gold WDF530PAY[W] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ] come from our tests of model Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. The untested model has hidden controls and more wash cycles.
About This Brand

Whirlpool, the third-biggest dishwasher brand in the U.S., is known for reliability and reasonably priced models. It has two lines: Whirlpool and Whirlpool Gold. Overall, Whirlpool is known for less-expensive models—prices range from about $250 to $850. The company’s PowerScour zone appears on models starting at about $550.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack No
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W]
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Yes, I am buying it again.
11/28/2013
Pros
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Simple Controls
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Since buying my first one a couple of years ago, I have bought another in the past year for a tenant. I find it reliable and easy to use. Results are great so long as there is rinse aid in the well.<br /><br />Noise? Average. It is not so loud that I hear it from the living room or bedroom.<br /><br />In the past year, I have moved. Today, I am buying a third one for my new home.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Failed after 13 months
3/7/2013
Pros
Cons
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
This is the third Whirlpool dishwasher that I have had fail in the last 3 years! This one failed exactly one month after the warranty expired (Whirlpool didn't even consider extended a courtesy to a loyal customer), the one before that lasted 2 years, the one before that 10 years. Repair costs through Whirlpool were more than the price of the dishwasher!<br /><br />Whirpool seems to be in a steep decline in overall quality. I manage rental units and repair/replace dishwashers and appliances all the time, but these newest Whirlpool models are unsatisfactory and unreliable. The no frills, cheap off-brand dishwashers last far longer with no problems.<br /><br />For years Whirlpool was my go to brand for major appliances, but after this series of failures I will be looking for a more reliable brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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