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LG LDF7551ST 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The LG LDF7551ST is a relatively quiet and large-capacity dishwasher with a lot of flexibility due to its adjustable upper rack and fold-down tines on both racks. Although it doesn't have the heated drying cycle found on many high-end models, it does have a stainless steel tub, an overflow detector and the ability to delay the start of the wash cycle for up to 19 hours. Other features include time remaining and rinse-aid indicators; a child lock; and variable spray settings (strong, medium, soft).

Models: LDF7551WW (White), LDF7551BB (Black), LDF7551ST (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$850$850$900MSRP
$765$765$810Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$850$850$900Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$850$850$900Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$764$764$899Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$762$762$807AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$50-$280+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 33.63"
Width: 23.75"
Depth: 24.63"
Weight89.7 lbs.
Capacity14 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate:48dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$27 with electric water heater, $19 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles7: power scrub, normal, dual wash, delicate, quick & dry, quick wash, rinse only
Additional Settings4: delay start up to 19 hours; variable spray intensities (strong, medium, soft), sanitary rinse, hybrid condensing drying
ControlsElectronic controls, hidden on tope door edge
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketdetachable/removable3-in-1 basket plus stemware holders
FilterSelf-cleaning 3-stage filtration
Tub heightStandard tub
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon-coated with rounded tips
Other FeaturesOverflow detector
Child lock
Color-coded foldable times on upper and lower racks
Warranty1 year labor; 2 years parts; 5 years limited on control board, rack parts; lifetime on stainless steel tub and door liner

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at LG.com.

What People Are Saying:

The LG LDF7551ST is on the 2012 Recommended list at Consumer Reports, which rated it very good in all categories tested -- washing, energy use, noise and ease of use. There are only a few online user reviews and those CostHelper found are primarily positive; about 75%-85% recommend this dishwasher, saying it's so quiet it can be hard to tell it's running, and praising its large capacity and easy adjustments for large or odd-shaped dishes. However, several mention the lack of a heated drying cycle or a hard food disposer/grinder. Only a few dislike this machine, reporting immediate and ongoing repair problems.