Whirlpool GU3600XTVY 24 inch Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher

GU3600XTV is touted by Whirlpool as its most efficient dishwasher model ever. Being eco-friendly and energy-efficient, this Whirlpool dishwasher cleans a full load of dishes while using up one-third less water and energy.

Its stainless steel interior is both visually pleasing and capable of delivering durable performance. The stainless steel construction also makes for higher heat retention, so drying performance is improved.

Key features

- With its rinse only cycle, you can give your dishes a quick refresh. Whether they're rarely used or brand new dishes, they'll come out clean.
- This dishwasher is certified by Energy Star, so you can be sure that its good for the environment and on your finances too.
- It has an auto soil sensor, which measures soil in the water in order to determine how dirty the dishes are, then adjusts the cycle based on it.
- With its 2-4-6 hour delay wash, you can delay washing the dishes for up to six hours.
- It also features the pots & pans cycle, which provides thorough cleaning for dirty pots and pans by extending the time of the wash cycle.


With the PowerScour option, you can make use of the 36 targeted sprays that scour away baked-on foods without the need for you to scrub or soak the dishes first. Tough soiling on dishes is easily cleaned by this dishwasher. It also features a control lock, so you can disable buttons on the control pad to make sure that children don't accidentally start or stop the machine. This is also certified by NSF International, as it eliminates 99.99% of bacteria from dishes and cookware. It also comes in a tall tub design, so you can load both odd-shaped and tall items on the racks.

You can even load items like colanders, stock pots, and cookie sheets because this dishwasher features an extra 3 inches of interior loading space. This dishwasher comes with a 30-day money back clean and quiet guarantee. So if you're not satisfied with its performance within the first 30 days, you can return it to Whirlpool.


Some users have complained about the door being difficult to open and close, and that the washer's main door requires a push in order to close. The timer also cancels out when you open the washer door, and you would need to reset the delay timer.

This Whirlpool dishwasher is also not as quiet as you wish it would be, so you might be bothered by the sound it makes. Users have also said that this dishwasher doesn't dry the items on the top rack thoroughly.


- comes in a very appealing stainless steel finish
- cleans dishes very well
- energy-efficient
- has simple controls
- is easy to use
- easy to load
- can hold odd-shaped and tall items


- silverware compartment is quite small
- dishes could be very hot when removed right after the end of a cycle
- makes a loud noise when it drains
- wash cycle can take quite long

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Jul 12, 2011
Brand new and it doesn't work...
by: Anonymous

This dishwasher came with a new construction house. It ahsn't worked properly for most of the eight months we'ver been here. It doesn't drain the water - unless you press the "Drain" button. The dishes and especially the glasses come out dirtier than they went in and sometimes the soap doen't dispence. Whirlpool has sent service people out four times (today was the latest)and now it won't run at all. I think almost every internal part has been replaced, including the control panel (a common problem from what I read). I am waiting for a supervisor to call e back, but so far have not been impressed with Whirlpool's response. I do not recommend this product.

Mar 08, 2011
very satisfied
by: Anonymous

I have recently bought a whirl pool dish washer on exchange of my old dishwasher. I have purchased it from one of the outlet of next located near my area. I have only recently purchased the appliance, about two months back.

The dishwasher is very energy efficient hence requires very little unit of current to run. The dishwasher cleans and washes my dishes so well that after each wash my utensils sparkle and are spotlessly clean. I like the model as it is very stylish with its sleek stainless steel interiors.

The dish washer washes the dishes very well even the toughest stains are removed and you need not soak or scrub the vessels as it cleans them very neatly. I collect all my vessels and wash all of them together in this dishwasher. You can place a lot of vessels of various size and shape and get them washed within an hour with the speed wash cycle option. Another unique feature is the program adaptive wash cycles which enable cleaning according to the load and dirt. Hence saves energy as well as water in accordance with the load.

There are a lot of programs that you can set like delayed wash option. There is also an option for child lock which I use to lock it so that it wouldn’t work even if my kid plays on it.

I am very satisfied with the dishwasher and it has become an always functioning appliance in my kitchen. I use it every day to wash all my utensils. This dishwasher has got a lot of programs and is unique and better than my previous dish washer.

Mar 08, 2011
Positive experience
by: Anonymous

I would say that if you are in the market for a new dishwasher this is the best bang for your buck. This is an amazing energy efficient dishwasher. This dishwasher is not only a very quiet dishwasher but a very powerful one with 36 targeted jets to make sure that your dishes come out looking brand new every time.

Having the 36 jets are also great time savers eliminating the need to soak or scrape baked on foods. The dishwasher comes with a stainless steel interior which improves the drying time to make washing dishes faster then ever. If you ever have a problem fitting big pots and pans into the washer because the silver ware holder was in the way that will be a thing of the past with this new machine. It has an anyware plus silver basket which can be placed in three different places in the washer to making fitting things in the machine easier then ever.

If you are in a rush or have too many dishes to fit in one load this machine has the answer for you. There are a few different options for that including the speed wash cycle which can get your dishes done in one hour which is half the time of the washer cycles and a heated drying system so your dishes can go from the washer to the shelf no hand drying required.

Also with new and unique feature like the 2-4-6 hour delay wash and the rinse only cycle you’ll have more free time on your hands then ever before.

Dec 01, 2009
It's a work horse
by: Anonymous

I love this dishwasher -- it's everything I was looking for: stainless tub; silverware on the door (holds alot); adjustable top rack; polyester racks; and VERY QUIET. It did a marvelous job cleaning up after our Thanksgiving dinner -- everything sparkles when it comes out. No complaints what so ever.

Oct 12, 2009
question about this model
by: Anonymous

I have it and have 3 issues with it. the utensil tray is not large enough. I also can't seem to figure out how to "hang" it on the bottom rack. the picture in the manual does not match what I can do with mine with regards to the clips. I also have an issue when I add any weight to the bottom rack the right side wheels do not align with track and the right side of the rack falls into the bottom of the washer.

Sep 30, 2009
Going to buy it
by: Anonymous

The person who commented "worse piece of junk" had the wrong model because this one hasn't been out three years :)

I currently have a Whirlpool Quiet Partner I. While it is not the quietest, it is still very efficient.

Model GU3600XTVY will be our new one. It is the quietest model Whirlpool makes!

Aug 23, 2009
don't recommend
by: Anonymous

Worse piece of junk I've ever owned. Has not even lasted 3 years. Started having problems as soon as the 1 year warranty was out.

Don't buy it.

Have been dealing with Whirlpool the last 3 days. Called in again today, they have no record of my calls. How that can happen I don't understand. They sent the service man out in the first place.

Blows some fuse. Fuse costs $40.00, and that's if you install it yourself. They told our service guy to "check for a lose wire that could be causing a short".

Now, the wires are all sealed in there, so how could there be a loose wire. And if there is, and it's shorting it out, wouldn't they be concerned about it causing a fire.

Service guy they sent out today wanted $165.00 to fix it. No guarantee it would fix the problem.

Bad product, don't buy. Company won't stand behind it.

Jul 05, 2009
Its available at Costco
by: Anonymous


Jul 02, 2009
GU3600XTVY i want the same
by: Anonymous

wonderful - i am looking at the same brand - my current one never cleans the dishes so i end up hand washing everthing.
what outlet center did you get it from?

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