We bought this dishwasher in Dec. 2010 because it was one of the quietest on the market. It is quiet but I will never buy an LG dishwasher again!
We have had a service man in twice because it's cycles are over 2 hours long and it does not clean as you would expect. In 2 1/2 months my dinner plates have been ruined with burn marks all around the rim. My smaller bread and butter plates, which usually are placed on the top rack rather than the bottom rack, are also spotted around the rims but to a lesser degree.
I hate to think what my dishes will look like after a year.