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LG Electronics LDS5540ST

Semi-Integrated Dishwasher with Flexible EasyRack™ Plus System
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In model LDS5540ST does the DW heat the water when filling the next cycle?

Due to the distance from heater, the hot water cools down between cycles.
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asked 8 months ago
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TheROC
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Yes, but it is advised to have a hot water supply to the unit of at least 120 deg F for best results.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
Wichita, KS, USA
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No self heater for water on this model.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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CDJ123
Minnesota
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answer 3
I wondered the same thing so I checked in the middle of the cycle and found the water to be hot.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Christa
State College, PA, USA
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how can i get a copy of the installation manual?

I also need the operation guide
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asked 8 months ago
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Maryland, USA
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answer 1
http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-LDS5540ST
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
Wichita, KS, USA
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A google search can help you find what you are looking for.
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answered 6 months ago
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We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. A copy of the owner’s manual can be obtained from our website at http://www.lg.com/us/support-produc....
answered 8 months ago
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NeilE
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Rinse Cycle

I know the quick wash is the shortest wash cycle, but I don't see a simple rinse on those days/nights that the dishwasher isn't quite full enough to run, but dishes still need to be rinsed......So question... Is there a rinse cycle or a way to just rinse the dishes???
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asked 6 months ago
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Remember dishwashers are not scrubbers and only rinse dishes. It is recommended to always scrub and rinse as much debree from all dishes prior to loading.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
Wichita, KS, USA
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answer 2
It does have a half wash function, where it only washes on the top rack. So that smaller loads maybe washed.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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CDJ123
Minnesota
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I apologize, but no; this dishwasher does not have a RINSE ONLY cycle available. It does, however, have an UPPER ONLY cycle which will allow washing for only the upper rack of dishes, instead of a full cycle.
answered 6 months ago
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Trouble with adjusting the rear legs ...

We are following the instructions but cannot find the place to make the adjustments with the screwdriver.
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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The leg adjustment for the front and rear legs are all at the front of the machine.
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answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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CDJ123
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Customer service just told me that the manual is incorrect and that on this unit (bought at Lowes) one cannot adjust the rear legs? They instructed me to return it to the store ...
 
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answered 9 months ago
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answer 3
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced in this matter. Locate the back feet of the dishwasher. There should be a small, box housing around the adjustable legs. On the back of this “box” should be a Phillips-head screw. This screw should be that which is needed for adjusting the rear legs. If you still have difficulty, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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if the power is accidentally turned off mid-cycle, is it possible to restart where it left off?

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asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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Yes, this happened to me. When power was restored I did have to turn it back on, however.
answered 11 months ago
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The PF indicates that there was a power failure. This function protects the dishwasher in the event that the power goes out or the power to the unit is disrupted. When power is returned and a button is pushed, this will display for 10 seconds and then go away. The unit does not appear to automatically restart where it ended.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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The power button doesn't seem to work right away.

Almost every time I use the machine, I have to play around with "cancel" or "child lock" because the power button won't turn the machine on. I am not sure exactly what I am doing to finally get it to work, but it takes me about 2 or 3 minutes each time. If there is a way to disable the child lock or something, I'd be fine with that. Is there a way to tell what I am doing wrong?
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asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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If you have a smart phone there is an app to do diagnostic problem solving with this dishwasher. Go to LG website (LG.com) and check out the app information for your model. Call their customer service number if you need further assistance. Phone number can be found online or in your dishwasher's product manual that came with your dishwasher. Also the manual should have the steps to take to disable the child lock. LG website has a lot of information on use of your dishwasher, plus videos.
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answered 11 months ago
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The CHILD LOCK feature helps prevent your settings from being changed during a cycle. If the dishwasher is already powered off, the CHILD LOCK feature will not be active. It is activated and deactivated by pressing and holding the EXTRA RINSE and DELAY START buttons simultaneously for 3-5 seconds, until the CHILD LOCK indicator activates.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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How does it dry if there is no heating element

I notice when looking at the dishwasher there is no heating element. How do the dishes dry then and how does it compare to dishwashers that do have a heating element?

Also are there any video that show how the drying works?
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asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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The drying is accomplished through the heat built up during wash and rinse. The wash and rinse water are heated continuously through the cycles. Cycles take a little while longer and there is usually a bit of water remaining on tops of glasses, etc. Need to make sure cups and the like are placed in racks upside down to avoid having a full container of water.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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answer 2
It uses the HYBRID DRYING SYSTEM - This system effectively dries dishes without the use of a heating element that would increase energy consumption.

The Rinse Aid will shorten the drying-time. So we do recommend to always use rinse aid.
The Rinse Aid indicator light will illuminate if the level of rinse aid in the dishwasher is low. Add rinse aid if the level is low to maintain the effectiveness of the dry cycle.

It also has an EXTRA DRY option:
Select the EXTRA DRY option for better drying performance. This option adds 60 minutes of extra drying time to the cycle.

Thank you for your question!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Condensation in dish washer

I purchased my LDS5530ST/BB/WW dishwasher on July 5, 2013. I have used the dishwasher twice, the first time was the regular wash and the second time I used the Extra Dry option due to the condensation in the unit after the regular wash. Both times there was excessive condensation in the unit - the only way for me to remove the condenstion was to leave the door open for a couple of hours - is this normal? Thank you.
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asked 11 months ago
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I have had my LDS5540ST for two months and have had no issues with condensation, so I wonder if you have encountered a defect?
When I open the door immediately after it has finished the dry cycle there is the expected rush of warm air but no condensation on the interior sides of the dishwasher and my eyeglasses do not fog up. There may be some standing water on some cups/bowls with concave bottoms, but otherwise it is nice and dry.
I would have to say your situation is not normal based on my experience with this same model.
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answered 5 months, 1 week ago
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answer 2
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. Is the condensation from lack of drying on the dishes or is it from the humid internal air followed by the cool air of the room rushing in once the door is open, condensing water on the stainless steel tub? Is a rinse aid being used? This information may help in determining the whole of the matter. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional assistance in this matter.
answered 11 months ago
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Will this dishwasher perform equally well with a cold water feed?

I have ordered an LG Dishwasher LDF7551ST. My old dishwasher has a cold feed to the machine. I note that this LG installation guide recommends a hot water feed. I do not want the expense of installing a hot water feed, which in any event is likely to be ineffective since it is in a condo complex with shared hot water and it takes a long time for the hot water to "come through". If I connect the machine using the current cold water feed, will the dishwasher heat the cold water effectively and sufficiently - in other words, will the dishwasher still work effectively with a cold water feed?
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asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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All dishwashers are designed to be installed on a HOT water supply. It is recommended that the water be at least 120 deg F. There is a heater element in the Sump Assy unit on the bottom side of the unit that will heat the water up to 154 deg. but the unit will work better and last longer if connected to the correct water supply. Remember dishwashers are not scrubbers and only rinse dishes. It is recommended to always scrub and rinse as much debree from all dishes prior to loading.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
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answer 2
Water supply temperature should be a minimum of 120°F (49°C) for better washing and reasonable cycle time.
For this reason, use the hot water supply only.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Is there a way to keep the lower rack tines rigid so they don't collapse with weight of plates??

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asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Well, you could wire them into a solid position, but I wouldn't recommend it. Every person has their own preference of what dishware to use and how to stack their dishes. It is recommended that you stack them for the best rinse from the sprayer arms under each rack. Every dishwasher is designed for maximum variety of arrangement. Experiment and find your right solution. The LG, so far, has been the right choice for our needs.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
Wichita, KS, USA
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We appreciate your interest in the operations and features of this dishwasher rack. The tines on the lower rack appear to be designed to snap into place. There is no method of supporting these times, other than the proper use of the product.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Does Model LG lds5540st have a food disposal?

Does Model LG LDS5540ST have a food disposal?
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asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Remember all dishwashers are not scrubbers and only rinse dishes. It is recommended to always scrub and rinse as much debris from all dishes prior to loading. This model does have what is called a food chopper that consists of a small rotating blade to aid in emulsifying foods passing trough the screens and filters. The better you clean the dishes prior to loading them in any dishwasher the longer the unit will last. Remember the drain hose and pump has a diameter and should be kept clear from debris if possible to minimize build up and blockage.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
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Yes, the specifications list includes a hard food disposal for this model.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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What is the actual depth on this unit?

My cabinets are exactly 24" deep. Will this unit stick out? Or will most of the unit be flush and the controls/panel stick out only?
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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24 inches is a tight fit. The door is designed protrude to the front of the standard counter-top dimension. Depending on your home design, yours may differ.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
Wichita, KS, USA
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Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 23 3/4" x 33 5/8" x 24 5/8"
Required Cutout Space (WxHxD) 24" x 34" x 25"
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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We prefer to air dry our dishes. Is there a way to block the heat dry feature?

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The dishes are air dried with this unit since the dishes are made hot via the increased temp of the wash and rinse water heated by your supply hot water source and the heater unit. Your rinse aid also provides a sheeting action that aids in drying.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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ejs2ks
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I apologize, but no; this dishwasher does not have a setting to deactivate the heated dry feature. The only option we might suggest would be to stop the dishwasher when the dry cycle begins.
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hi is there a shorter wash cycle than the 84 minute quick wash

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No, unless you simply stop the cycle in the middle of the normal cycle and cancel the cycle. The Quick cycle is the shortest and includes 1 prewash and 1 regular wash and 1 rinse cycle. This is usually enough for most dishes after they have been scrubbed and rinsed in the sink prior to loading in the dishwasher. Prior scrubbing is always advised to maintain the life of the dishwasher and not plugging the drain system.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. The QUICK WASH cycle is the shortest wash time available. The chart on page 9 of the owner’s manual presents each cycle length.
answered 1 year ago
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Howcome this dishwasher doesnt dry the dishes?

I have used the extra dry cycle and my dishes still come out soaking wet. Is there something I am missing? Why doesnt it dry the dishes like a normal dishwasher does?
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The dishes are hot from the heater unit and your supplied hot water source. They are air dried, for the most part. You must use a Rinse Aid to help the drying action. If you still do not get the dryness you desire, a different model might be in order.
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced in this matter. What cycle is being used on this dishwasher? Has it been properly filled with Rinsing Agent? Of what materials are the dishes made? Is the cycle actually complete or is it still in the DRY cycle when the door is opened. These and other questions will need to be answered in order to determine the cause of this situation. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to further troubleshoot this matter.
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Difference Between Semi and Fully Integrated Dishwashers

What is the difference between semi and fully integrated dishwashers?
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Fully integrated is fancy wording for new technology for sales purposes. If you want all the bells and whistles with all the latest revisions choose fully integrated. If you want basic simple controls and devises choose semi.
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Fully integrated models are super sleek, minimalist design, with the display / controls on top of the door. Semi integrated look very similar but have the display / controls on the front face of the door.
answered 10 months ago
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Can I get a no-heat dry cycle

I want to use the quick wash, but I would also like to have a no-heat dry cycle. Is there a way to modify the cycles?
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Simple answer, NO. The dishes are hot from the increased temp from the heater unit and your supplied hot water source.
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The dishwasher does not rely on a heating element for the drying process; instead, it relies on the heat that is retained by the dishes and the tub during the wash and rinse cycles to turn the moisture in the tub into humidity. Warm, moist air in the dishwasher is then pulled into a condensing duct in the door by a fan. The air then cools, which causes the humidity to condense. Room temperature air is also drawn into the duct to help the air cool down faster. When this moisture condenses into a liquid, it is drained out of the unit. Rinse aid is required to enhance the drying performance. If no rinse aid is used, water may remain on the dishes and the tub. This is for all drying cycles. There are no options to modify this function.
answered 9 months ago
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Can I cancel the dry cycle so that I can let the dishes air dry

I live in a very dry climate and would like to use the humidity from the dishwasher. Can I just cancel the cycle after I hear it drain and open the door without doing any harm?
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Simple answer, NO. The dishes are hot from the heater unit and your supplied hot water source. They are air dried, for the most part.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Thank you for inquiring about the LDS5540ST. LG does not recommend cancelling the dry cycle in the dishwasher because the heat that is necessary for the hybrid dry system to work would escape out. That would cause all of the dishes inside to remain wet once the cycle is finished. To find out more about the hybrid drying system in the dishwasher, please check page 19 of the owner’s manual. If you have any other questions, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 1-800-243-0000.
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Dishwasher starts but then stops with an "LE" showing- what's wrong?

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asked 8 months ago
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You have a motor error. Call for a service technician.
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The LE Error Code indicates that the motor is operating abnormally. This can be caused by the impeller of the wash pump or the motor itself. This unit will require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
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is there a on line tutorial for dishwasher installation

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There is downloadable paperwork on the LG site.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. A video is available through our website to assist with installation of this device. Visit http://www.lg.com/us/support/videos.... Narrow the product search by APPLIANCES and then DISHWASHERS. LG DISHWASHER INSTALLATION is one of the video titles.
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