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Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]
 
Approximate retail price:
$510
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W] although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]

The Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ] is a dishwasher available from Whirlpool. The Gold WDT710PAY[ ] typically costs $510 .

Consumer Reports recommends that you match the features on a model to the needs you have. Here's our take on some of the specifications and features that are commonly available on dishwasher models like the Gold WDT710PAY[ ].


Ample flatware slots:
Flatware baskets with lids provide individual slots for most of the utensils in our silverware load. Such lids prevent "nesting" and thus improve flatware cleaning. It is more time-consuming to load the cutlery into individual slots, though, so you can remove the lids if you prefer.

Sensor:
A sensor adjusts water usage and cycle time to the amount of soil on the dishes. This should make a dishwasher use water more efficiently, but we found that wasn't always the case. Moreover, a sensor can increase a machine's running time.

Interior material:
A dishwasher's interior, which includes the inside of the door, could be made of stainless steel, plastic, or a combination of the two--such as a plastic door and stainless sides and bottom. Unlike a plastic interior, an all-stainless interior won't discolor, but it does increase the cost of a dishwasher by about $100.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W] were applied to untested model Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Whirlpool Gold WDF530PAY[W]
Approximate retail price:
$564.30
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About This Brand

Whirlpool, the third-biggest dishwasher brand in the U.S., is known for reliability and reasonably priced models. It has two lines: Whirlpool and Whirlpool Gold. Overall, Whirlpool is known for less-expensive models—prices range from about $250 to $850. The company’s PowerScour zone appears on models starting at about $550.

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Features & Specs - Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack No
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter No
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Whirlpool Gold WDT710PAY[ ]
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1.0
Bad Smell from Whirlpool model WDT710PAY
10/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad smell
Best Uses
Don't use
Comment:
I purchased a WDT710PAYM6 July 7 of this year. <br /><br />It produces a bad plastic smell which inundates all the washed items. I am having an ongoing dispute with Whirlpool about this. A Google search shows that I am not the only one with this problem<br /><br />So far Whirlpool sent one service rep who smelled the smell but said he could do nothing about it. Others, online, said they were told the same thing. I suspect a design flaw and suggest you might want to test this model.<br /><br />I will write another review when the issue is resolved, one way or another.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Worst Dishwasher Ever!
9/29/2014
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
I don't even know where to begin. I have had it only 1 year and have had 2 service calls. I use a rinse aid and Cascade as it recommends. The top rack does not clean at all. Glasses are worse than when I put them in - rings inside, soap film, cloudy. It is ruining my glasses. The silverware basket is too small and items fall to the bottom and are hard to get out. The service techs say nothing is wrong but all of this should not be happening. My 20 yr old Maytag cleaned better than this one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Has been great for us
9/5/2014
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Some Dishes Remain Wet
Best Uses
Comment:
We bought this last year for $350 for the stainless steel model. I couldn't imagine a better dishwasher in this price range. Sometimes the dishes on the top rack can be wet, but not so much so that I find it to be a problem. It cleans so much better than our previous GE unit, that I guess we're quite happy with it. It's also much quieter than our old unit.<br /><br />It's been over a year now, we'll see if it holds up. The nylon coated racks are nice, we had to replace our GE because the racks started rusting and falling apart.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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