I had to put my ear to the thing to make sure it was running the time my wife let me do the dishes. So many different functions, but I just put the dishes in, put soap in the thingy, and I guess did a good job. This replaced a LOUD Whirlpool, which if you have an open greatroom/kitchen, you get to hear the dishwsher in the entire house.
Spend the extra couple hundred dollars on the QUIET one, you'll be glad you did!
__________________ "Aw! Why does everything that only happens to stupid people happens to me?" - Homer J. Simpson