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Whirlpool WDF520PADB / WDF520PADW Dishwasher: $269.99 + tax, free ship to store via Best Buy

raou1duke 7 25 April 28, 2016 at 07:41 AM in Dishwashers (5) More Best Buy Deals
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Last Edited by annie930ny April 28, 2016 at 09:42 AM
Whirlpool WDF520PADB (Black): http://www.bestbuy.com/site/whirl...Id=8561006
Whirlpool WDF520PADW (White): http://www.bestbuy.com/site/whirl...Id=8562005

This model is discontinued so it's on closeout. Free ship to store. I grabbed one for $293 and change out the door. Has an anticipated delivery date of next Friday, 5/6.

The previous low I've seen is $359 (in store only) at Lowes.

Specs: 55 dB, Plastic tub, 14 setting capacity, vinyl racks, AnyWare™ silverware basket, removable filter, 4 wash cycles (1-Hour Wash, Heavy, Normal, Soak & Clean), 5 options (4 Hour Delay, Control Lock, Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash, Sani Rinse ®)
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Tub Finish: Plastic
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Tub Finish: Plastic
I see this mentioned often. I'm curious why it matters. Theoretically, metal could corrode, where plastic won't. Does it eventually just wear out?
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I see this mentioned often. I'm curious why it matters. Theoretically, metal could corrode, where plastic won't. Does it eventually just wear out?
Metal tubs are in high end dishwashers. The metal tubs are stainless steel so they won't corrode.
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Metal tubs are in high end dishwashers. The mtal tubs are stainless steel so they won't corrode.
True but on a low end unit I rather have plastic than stainless as they would probably use a low grade and its only there for show. Only higher end units are going to use good stainless.
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I see this mentioned often. I'm curious why it matters. Theoretically, metal could corrode, where plastic won't. Does it eventually just wear out?
Quote from abutcher View Post :
Metal tubs are in high end dishwashers. The mtal tubs are stainless steel so they won't corrode.

Plastic can crack and is also much noisier (Louder) even with a heavy insulation blanket.


I picked up a Bosch (Previous SD) for around $300 with a metal tub and it is so much quieter. Also Bosch are consistently one of the highest rated dishwashers.


This is a cheap dishwasher at a cheap price, not so slick.
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http://www.sears.com/articles/app...erial.html

I'd rather have a steel one for sure, but at this price point, I don't think that's an option unless there was a mistaek. Spelled incorrectly on purpose.
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There's nothing wrong with plastic tubs. The more insulation you have the quieter it will be. You are told the amount of noise the dishwasher makes so you can make your decision. For reference, about 50-55 is normal conversation. So this dishwasher would definitely interfere with your TV watching if your kitchen is close by.

The dishwashers with the metal tubs, like Bosch, use condensation to dry your dishes rather than radiant heat. That's why the tubs are metal. As the cycle finishes, the metal tub cools faster than your dishes, drawing the steam/moisture to the tub walls and allowing it to condense and stream down the drain. Your dishes generally get dry. However, this only works for dishes that stay hotter than the metal tub after a wash cycle. These types of dishwashers also suggest (but basically require) that you use additives to ensure the water doesn't stick to your dishes and aid in the condensation drying process. This method of drying is more eco friendly than radiant heat drying but also has its drawbacks.


Overall, having a plstic tub makes no difference. If it's well insulated to reduce the noise, that's all that matters. You must be doing some crazy things if you manage to crack the plastic tub and should be prevented from getting nice things in the future Smilie
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Meh. I own this dishwasher at $243 from Best Buy last May. It's extremely average. As is this closeout price. Memorial Day deals will offer newer models with better sales.
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Tub Finish: Plastic
My current Kenmore has a plastic tub and is 10+ years old with no issues. This reminds me of the "no backlit keyboard" comments on $300 dollar laptops.
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My current Kenmore has a plastic tub and is 10+ years old with no issues. This reminds me of the "no backlit keyboard" comments on $300 dollar laptops.
Bogus comparison. Most laptops are NOT USEABLE in low light situations without backlit keyboard, IRREGARDLESS of price or other features.
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Thanks! I ordered a black one for myself.

I picked the same model up a few months ago but stainless steel version for $260 for a rental property. I was going to get one for myself but I didn't want stainless steel since all my appliances are black. At the time the black version was more expensive.
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I installed it by myself and wasn't hard at all. My only complaint would be I had to buy different brackets to connect it to the side of the cabinets versus under the counter top.
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Bogus comparison. Most laptops are NOT USEABLE in low light situations without backlit keyboard, IRREGARDLESS of price or other features.
Learn to touch type, and you can use any keyboard in any lighting scenario....
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Bogus comparison. Most laptops are NOT USEABLE in low light situations without backlit keyboard, IRREGARDLESS of price or other features.
Sounds like you need an entry level typing class.
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