Rear leg adjustment screws are on the front of the unit, by each of the front legs. Screws are connected to a worm drive that rotate the rear legs when twisted. Right side raises the opposite direction of the left side since they are mirror images. I believe right side was clockwise, and left side was counterclockwise.
One helpful thing to do is to test this before installing so you can verify they work correctly and confirm the direction you should twist each. When installed, lean the dishwasher forward to relieve pressure on the back feet so they raise more easily.
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.
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???
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.
It should not do this. You either have a wiring problem in your house, it's a bad GFCI, or it's bad wiring in your dishwasher. I would consult an electrician to diagnose, then contact LG if it is their unit.
Contact LG directly if you have issues like this instead of posting a question online that may take a while for someone to answer. Safety is important and a problem like this could be the symptom of a potentially serious problem.
Have a service technician and check you appliance. Also, when arranging for the technician to come out ask have the technician check your GFCI recepticle as it too can be bad. Replace or repair what is deficient.
If you are not comfortable, have an electrician check the junction box in the front of the machine behind the toe-kick. I noticed while installing our dishwasher that the electrical wires come into the junction box without any grommet. I added one because there is a chance the insulation on the wiring got cut and a short maybe occurring. Also, check for water in that area - there maybe a leak under the dishwasher.
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.
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?
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We appreciate your interest in this dishwasher. It uncertain which component of this unit is being considered a “water propeller”. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional information about this matter.
Child lock works like a toggle switch and must be reset the same way as activating it. Look at the control panel and see what buttons must be pressed together to reset it. Read your manual and the online information.
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. It seems you may have the CHILD LOCK activated. Press and hold the EXTRA RINSE and the DELAY START buttons for 3 seconds. The Lock Indicator should deactivate. If you have additional questions on this matter, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Push the Sanitize button on the front of the cabinet on the display panel till it lights up. The same water source used for the other cycles is used for this cycle also. The water is heated to a higher temp for extra cleaning ability.
Please refer to your owners manual. There is a chart there that shows "what options" are available depending on the "cycle" you select. I found that on the Quick Cycle you can not use extra options such as additional dry time or sanitizing. If you use the normal or scrub cycles all of the additional options can be used. If you press the buttons for the options you want to add and a light doesn't go on above it, then that option is not available with the cycle you have selected.
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Spots on the glassware
I have had my new dishwasher for about 2 months now and I have notices that my glassware has more spots on them. Especially the wine glasses that are tilted on the top shelf. Is there something that I need to do to get rid of these spots? My 15 year old dishwasher didn't leave the spots that this new machine does.
Water spots are always an issue with every dishwashing experience. Rinse aids are your defense with electric dishwashers along with the softest water supplied. If your water supply tests to be very soft, add more rinse aid and do routine clean-out cycles where your use specific dishwasher cleaners to clean the unit.How many to use will depend on how dirty you let the unit get with your usual usage. Remember, dishwasher are truly just a rinsing and sanitizing machine, not a dish scrubber. Every action you take to minimize the amount of food source into the cabinet the longer and cleaner the unit and water used to rinse the dishes will remain. Don't expect the dishwasher to be a garbage disposal. It will disappoint you eventually.
We regret the trouble you have experienced with this dishwasher. Spots on the dishes can be caused by LOW Water Temperatures or by the wrong amount of detergent being used. The incoming water supply must be a minimum of 120 degrees. Spotting can also occur from overloading the dishwasher, or from the rinse aid dispenser being empty, closed or clogged. If these suggestions do not help to resolve the matter, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 for additional troubleshooting.
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.
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.