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Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAYW 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAYW dishwasher combines a relatively large capacity with an upper rack that can be adjusted up or down or removed altogether, plus folding tines, providing the flexibility to wash items of various sizes and shapes. It has a delay start option to begin the wash cycle up to four hours later; sensors to automatically choose the wash and dry settings; a seven-hour overnight cycle with an extended prewash soaking combined with a heavy-soil wash cycle; and the ability to wash a smaller load in just the top rack. Noise levels during operation should be about average, but relatively quiet compared to older dishwashers.

Models: WDT710PAYW (White), WDT710PAYH (White Ice [silver handle]), WDT710PAYH (Black), WDT710PAYE (Black Ice [silver handle]), WDT710PAYE (Stainless Steel)

Prices

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      White Ice  Black      Black Ice  Stainless  Source
$549$599$549$599$649MSRP
$475$500$600Best Buy (Shipping/Delivery typically $0-$70)
$494$475$570Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$449$449$549$539Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$499$497$494$542Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$499$497AJ 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)
$40-$150+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 34.5"
Width: 23.88"
Depth: 24.5"
Weight85 lbs.
Capacity15 place settings
ColorsWhite, White Ice (silver handle), Black, Black Ice (silver handle), Monochromatic Stainless
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 55dB
(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; $20 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models: $20-$50
Cycles6: Normal, pots & pans, sanitize, high temperature, quick wash, cancel & drain
Additional Settings3: delay start up to 4 hours; sanitize; heated dry
ControlsDigital controls, hidden along the top door edge
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketRemovable baskets in both upper and lower rack (cover on lower rack basket)
FilterManually clean, triple filtration
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialPolymer plastic
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesDelay start up to 4 hours
Adjustable and removable upper rack with fold-down tines
Stemware holder in lower rack
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports estimates that the 6-cycle WEDT710PAYW dishwasher is similar to and should provide the same results as the 5-cycle WDF530PAYW, which Consumer Reports rated excellent for energy use, very good for washing, and good (a somewhat mediocre ranking) for noise and ease of use. The WED1710PAYM is a best seller at Best Buy and Lowe's. User reviews are primarily positive, with about 70%-80% recommending this machine, saying it cleans well, runs quietly and provides a good variety of features for the price. Dissatisfied users report ongoing repair problems, particularly with the soil sensors that are supposed to automatically regulate the wash cycle based on how dirty the load is, and say this machine does not get the dishes clean.