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Installation Built - In Dishwasher Instructions I ffyou have questions , call 800 - GECARESor visit our website at : www . GEAppliances . com I IMPORTANT - The dishwasher BEFORE YOU BEGIN MUST be installed to allow for future removal from the Read these instructions completely and enclosure if service is required , carefully . If you received a damaged dishwasher , you should immediately contact your dealer or builder . IMPORTANT - Observe all governing codes and ordinances . Optional Accessories - See the Owner's Manual for â¢ Note to Installer - Be sure to leave these instructions available custom panel kits . for the consumer's and local inspector's use , â¢ Note to Consumer - Keep these instructions with your FOR YOUR SAFETY Owner's Manual for future reference . Read and observe all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS â¢ Skill Level - Installation of this dishwasher requires basic mechanical and electrical skills . Proper instal - shown throughout these instructions . While performing lation is the responsibility of the installer . Product installations described in this booklet , gloves , safety failure due to improper installation is not covered glasses or goggles should be worn . under the GEAppliance Warranty . â¢ Completion Time - 1to 3 Hours . New installations require more time than replacement installations . READ CAREFULLY . KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS . PDW8100 Series PDW8800 Series PDW8200 Series PDW9200 Series PDW8500 Series PDW9700 Series * PDW8600 Series PDW9800 Series PDW8700 Series * For PDW9700 Series also refer to the Instructions provided on the template packed with that model , ] IPub , No , 31 - 30561 - 1 Dwg , No . 206C1559P10j1 ( ND 756 ) 6 / 03 Rev
Installation Preparation PARTS SUPPLIED : [ ] Two # 8 Phillips flat head wood screws , 5 / 8 " long to secure dishwasher to underside of countertop or sides of cabinetry . ( Tapedto top or side of dishwasher . ) 2 Wood Screws [ ] Side and top trim pieces [ ] TrimPanel Accessory Kit ( not shown ) . ( somemodels ) Model PDW9700only _ Hose Clamp [ ] Drain Hoseand Hose Clamp Drain Hose MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED : [ ] Ferrule , compression nut and 90 Â° Elbow ( 3 / 8 " NPTexternal Â© thread on one end , opposite end sized to fit water supply ) Hand Wire Nuts ( 3 ) [ ] Thread seal tape Shut - Off Thread 90 Â° Elbow , [ ] UL Listedwire nuts ( 3 ) Valve SealTape Ferrule and Compression Nut Materials For New Installations Only : [ ] Air gap for drain hose , if required Electrical Cable HotWater line [ ] Waste tee for house plumbing , if applicable ( or Power Cord , if applicable ) [ ] Electrical cable or power cord , if applicable [ ] Screw type hose clamps [ ] Strain relief for electrical connection . [ ] Hand shut - off valve Waste Tee Coupler [ ] Water line 3 / 8 " min . copper Screw Type Strain Relief [ ] Coupler for extending drain line , if applicable Air Gap Hose Clamps TOOLS YOU WILL NEED : 1 / 4 _ _ Level [ ] Phillips head screwdriver and 5 / 16 " _ L - Nutdriver [ ] 5 / 16 " and 1 / 4 " nutdriver Screwdriver [ ] 6 " Adjustable wrench Carpenters [ ] Level Square 6 " Adjustable [ ] Carpenters square [ ] Measuring tape [ ] Safety glasses 15 / 16 " Socket Tubing Cutter nch [ ] Flashlight [ ] Bucket to catch water when flushing the line [ _ - - / ( ) ) Measuring Tape [ ] 15 / 16 " socket ( optional for skid removal ) Flashlight [ ] Gloves Safety Glasses For New Installations Only : [ ] Tubing cutter [ ] Drill and appropriate bits Hole Saw Set [ ] Hole saw set Bucket Gloves 2
Installation Preparation PREPARE DISHWASHER ENCLOSURE â¢ The dishwasher must be installed so that drain hose is no more than 10 feet in length for proper drainage . WARNING 34 - I / 2 " + I / 4 " To reduce the risk of electric shock , fire , or injury to Undemideof persons , the installer must ensure that the dishwasher Counter _ op is completely enclosed at the time of installation . I to Floor F CLEARANCES : When / L Countertop Square installed into a corner , and allow 2 " rain . clearance Plumb Dishwasher between dishwasher and adjacent cabinet , wall or FloorMUST other appliances , Allow beEvenwith PlumbingandElectric Se _ ice FigureA 28 - 3 / 8 " min . clearance 28 - 3 / 8 " RoomFloor MustEnterShadedArea from the front of the dishwasher for door â¢ The rough cabinet opening must be at least 24 " deep , opening . Figure B Opening2 " Minimum 24 " wide and approximately 34 - 1 / 2 " high from floor to underside of the countertop . Figure B DRAIN REQUIREMENTS â¢ Follow local codes and ordinances . â¢ Do not exceed 10feet distance to drain . â¢ Do not connect drain lines from other devices to the dishwasher drain hose . NOTE : This dishwasher is equipped with a high drain loop . There is no minimum height required for drain hose FigureC routing . However , 18 " minimum from floor to center of waste tee or disposer inlet is required . See Figure D . Method 1 - Air Gap with Waste Tee or Disposer An air gap must be used when required by local codes and ordinances . DETERMINE DRAIN METHOD The air gap must be installed according to manufacturers instructions . The type of drain installation depends on the following = _ = = = . _ = = _ question . [ ] Do local codes or ordinances require an air gap ? [ ] Is waste tee less than 18 " above floor ? If the answer to either question is YES , Method 1 MUST be used . â¢ If the answers are NO , either method may be used . CABINET PREPARATION â¢ Drill a 1 - 1 / 2 " dia . hole in the cabinet wall within the Figure D shaded areas shown in Figure A for the drain hose Method 2 - Built - in " High Drain Loop " with Waste Tee or connection . The hole should be smooth with no sharp Disposer edges . IMPORTANT : When connecting drain line to disposer , check to be sure that drain plug has been removed , DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE . 3
Installation Preparation PREPARE ELECTRICAL WIRING 1 / I , Receptacle ' " I \ , f - Alternate q ' \ , Location _ \ FORPERSONAL SAFETY : Remove house fuse or open circuit breaker lq / 2 " Dia . before beginning installation . Do not WARNING use an extension cord or adapter plug with this appliance . frombinet Electrical Requirements Ca â¢ This appliance must be supplied with 120V , 60 Hz . and connected to an individual properly grounded branch circuit , protected by a 15 or 20 ampere circuit breaker Location or time delay fuse . Area â¢ Wiring must be 2 wire with ground and rated for 75 Â° C ( 176 Â° F ) . Figure E Black'white â¢ If the electrical supply does not meet the above requirements , call a licensed electrician before For models equipped with power cord : Do not modify the proceeding . plug provided with the appliance ; if it will not fit the outlet , have a proper outlet installed by a qualified technician . Grounding Instructions - Cable Direct This appliance must be connected to a grounded metal , Cabinet Preparation & Wire Routing permanent wiring system , or an equipment grounding â¢ The wiring may enter the opening from either side , rear conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and or the floor within the shaded area . be connected to the equipment grounding terminal or â¢ Cut a 1 - 1 / 2 " max . dia . hole to admit the electrical cable . lead on the appliance . Cable direct connections may pass through the same hole as the drain hose and hot water line , if convenient . Grounding Instructions - Power Cord Models If cabinet wall is metal , the hole edge must be covered This appliance must be grounded . In the event of a with a bushing . NOTE : Power cords with plug must pass malfunction or breakdown , grounding will reduce the through a separate hole . risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resis - tance for electric current . This appliance is equipped Electrical Connection to Dishwasher with a cord having an equipment grounding conductor Electrical connection is on the right front of dishwasher . and a grounding plug . The plug must be plugged into an â¢ For cable direct connections the cable must be routed appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in as shown in Figure E Cable must extend a minimum of accordance with all local codes and ordinances . 24 " from the rear wall . â¢ For power cord connections , install a 3 - prong grounding type receptacle in the sink cabinet rear wall , 6 " rain . or 18 " max . from the opening , 6 " to 18 " above the floor . The improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock . Check WARNING with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt that the appliance is properly grounded . 4
Installation Instructions PREPARE HOT WATER LINE ISTEP 1 ] CHECK DOOR BALANCE â¢ The line may enter from either side , rear or floor â¢ With dishwasher on the wood skid , check the door within the shaded area shown in Figure F . balance by opening and closing the door . â¢ The line may pass through the same hole as the â¢ If the door drops when released , increase the spring electrical cable and drain hose . Or , cut an additional tension . If the door rises when released , decrease the 1 - 1 / 2 " dia . hole to accommodate the water line . If tension . power cord with plug is used , water line must not â¢ Position the spring for increased or decreased tension pass through power cord hole . as required . â¢ Model families have different spring mounting holes and tension adjustment methods . Refer to the appro - , I - T , priate figure for your model . I \ \ I \ \ PDW8100 - PDW8800 Series f I Shut . ofIf - I / 2Dia , Valve Hoti : : : : : From Cabinet 2 " FromFloor Cabinet Face Figure F Figure G Water Line Connection â¢ Turn off the water supply . â¢ Install a hand shut - off valve in an accessible location , PDW9200 - PDW9800 Series such as under the sink . ( Optional , but strongly recom - mended and may be required by local codes . ) â¢ Water connection is on the left side of the dishwasher . Install the hot water inlet line , using no less than 3 / 8 " CMounting O . D . copper tubing . Route the line as shown in Figure F Hole and extend forward at least 19 " from rear wall . â¢ Adjust water heater for 120 Â° F to 150 Â° F temperature . â¢ Flush water line to clean out debris . â¢ The hot water supply line pressure must be 20 - 120 PSI . CAUTION : Do not remove wood base until you are Pulley \ ready to install the dishwasher . The dishwasher will tip over when the door is opened if the wood base is Decrease removed . Tension Shoulder Increase Correc _ Spring ] ension FigureH bable Kouti % BEFORE YOU BEGIN TIP : If door does not open easily or falls too quickly , Locate and set aside the 2 Phillips head check the spring cable routing . Check that the cable is mounting screws wrapped with yellow tape properly aligned on the pulley ( as shown ) . and stuck to the top or side of the dishwasher . 5
Installation Instructions [ STEP 2 ] REMOVE WOOD BASE , [ STEP 41 INSTALL POWER CORD INSTALL LEVELING LEGS Skip this step if dishwasher will be direct wired or has a factory installed power cord . IMPORTANT - Do not kick off The power cord and connections must comply with the National Electrical Code , Section 422 and / or local wood base ! Damage will occur . codes and ordinances . â¢ Move the dishwasher close to the installation â¢ Maximum power cord length is 6 feet . location and lay it on its back . â¢ Remove the four leveling legs on the underside of the wood base with an adjustable A B wrench or 15 / 16 " socket . Remove Insert Power â¢ Discard base . Junction Box Cover Strain Relief and Tighten Ground C Check That White Green Dishwasher Wires Are Threaded Thru Small Hole in Bracket D Use ULListed FigureJ Figure L Wire Nuts â¢ Screw leveling legs back into the dishwasher frame , approximately 1 / 4 " from frame as shown . â¢ Connect incoming power cord white ( or ribbed ) to dishwasher white , black ( or smooth ) to black and ground to dishwasher green wire . Use UL listed wire nuts of appropriate size . ISTEP 3 _ REMOVE TOEKICK â¢ Replace junction box cover . Be sure wires are not â¢ Remove the two toekick screws . pinched under the cover . [ STEP 5 ] INSTALL 90 Â° ELBOW â¢ Wrap 90 Â° elbow with thread seal tape . â¢ Install a 90 Â° elbow onto the water valve . Frontof Dishwasher Remove2 \ WS FigureK Water Valve _ Bracket E _ bO Â° Â° w _ Fill I Hose Thread Figure M Tape â¢ Do not over tighten 90 Â° elbow , water valve bracket could bend or water valve fitting could break . â¢ Position the end of the elbow to face the rear of the dishwasher . 6
Installation Instructions [ STEP 6 _ POSITION WATER LINE [ STEP 81 SLIDE DISHWASHER AND HOUSE WIRING PARTIALLY INTO CABINET DO NOT PUSH AGAINST FRONT PANEL WITH KNEES . â¢ Position water supply line and house wiring on the DAMAGE WILL OCCUR . floor of the opening to avoid interference with base of dishwasher and components under dishwasher , â¢ Slide dishwasher into the opening a few inches at a time . Y m Line m FigureN _ ) o Not PushAgainst Front Door PanelWith Knee . Damageto The FigureQ Door PanelWill Occur , [ STEP 7 [ INSTALL DRAIN HOSE , GUIDE THROUGH CABINET â¢ As you proceed , pull the drain hose through the open - ing under the sinL Stop pushing when the dishwasher â¢ Remove tape and wire tie holding the clamp to the is a few inches forward of adjacent cabinetry , drain hose , Be careful not to damage the drain hose . â¢ Make sure drain hose is not kinked under the dish - â¢ Stand the dishwasher washer and there is no interference with the water upright . _ _ line and wiring or any other component . â¢ Slip the supplied _ \ \ hose clamp over the / small end of the hose . Do not tighten . [ STEP 9 [ INSTALL TRIM PIECES Skip this step if trim is not supplied with the dishwasher . Drain â¢ Locate trim strips inside dishwasher , â¢ Press trim onto the tub flange on each side , Start with the top edge , pressing on as you move towards the bottom . Figure0 â¢ Press the two top trim pieces on each side of the latch â¢ Open and close the door to check that trim does not â¢ Push hose over the drain outlet on the back side of bind and does not interfere with door latch , the dishwasher . See illustration . Push the hose over the outlet and against the shoulder stop . Trim Strip â¢ Tighten the hose clamp with a 114 " nut driver , Insulation Blanket \ \ Trim - Strip House Wiring Figure P Power Cord ( If Used ) FigureR â¢ Position the dishwasher in front of the opening . Insert drain hose into the cabinet side , If power cord is used , guide the end through a separate hole . 7
Installation Instructions [ STEP 101 POSITION DISHWASHER UNDER COUNTERTOP Reposition Dishwasher â¢ Push the dishwasher into the cabinet . - _ / , \ byGrasping Both â¢ Push at the sides with your hands , Do not use your knee against the door since door damage will occur , â¢ Check that the tub insulation blanket does not get With Hands " bunched - up " or interfere with the springs as you slide it into the cabinet , â¢ Center the dishwasher in the opening , â¢ Check that the edges of the dishwasher door are behind the cabinet frame and aligned with the front face of the cabinet as shown , Do Not PushAgainst _ â¢ Carefully open and close the door to ensure that the door panel does not catch or rub on the cabinet FrontDoor PanelWith _ . frame . Knee . Damageto The â¢ If the door catches or rubs on the frame , reposition Door PanelWill Occur . and / or level the unit ( see Step 11 ) until the door FigureS moves freely and does not contact the cabinet frame . Door Fitsand \ \ Swings Positioning for9800 \ Back DoorCatches PDW9200 - PDW Series Behind Cabinet \ / The controls on these models are designed to be Frame hidden by your countertop , Align the dishwasher as shown , NOTE : Forflush installations of the PDW9700 Series Correct models , cut off the back panel of the tub insulation Alignment Figure T blanket so that the dishwasher door panel can be aligned with the kitchen cabinet panels . NOTE : If the drain hose gets " bunched - up " behind the unit it can prevent the controls from being hidden by the countertop . NOTE : If this dishwasher is replacing an existing dishwasher , the old countertop bracket screw holes byCountertop may not be in the correct position to accept a top - FigureU control model . New holes may be required . Countertop TIP : The leveling legs can be used to increase or decrease the amount of gap between the controls and the countertop affecting the visibility of the controls . IMPORTANT - Leave enough gap between the controls and the countertop brackets so that the screwheads do not contact and scratch the controls . FigureW FigureV
Installation Instructions â¢ Level the dishwasher [ STEP 111 LEVEL DISHWASHER by adjusting the four leveling legs IMPORTANT - O , shwashermust individually . be level for proper dish rack operation and wash â¢ If adjustment to the performance . right rear leveling leg â¢ Place level on , \ X is required , gain door and rack ' ' access by loosening track inside the junction box bracket tub as shown to screw ( through the check that the access hole ) and FigureY dishwasher is rotate bracket clock - level . wise . TIP : Pull lower rack out , about halfway . Check to be sure the rack does not roll forward or back into dishwasher . If the rack rolls in either direction , the dishwasher must be leveled again . FigureX â¢ If door hits the tub , the dishwasher is not installed correctly . Adjust leveling legs to align door to tub . ISTEP 12 ] SECURE DISHWASHER , TO CABINET Method 1 The dishwasher must be secured to the countertop or Secure dishwasher to wood countertop the cabinet sides . When countertops are made of wood , â¢ Fasten the dishwasher to the underside of the counterto use Method 1 . When countertops are granite or other materials that will not accept screws , use Method 2 to with 2 Phillips screws provided . secure dishwasher at the sides . Brackets Wood Countertop IMPORTANT - Aftleeverling , verify that the dishwasher is still in the correct position shown in Step 10 . - - - - - - _ Side Mounting Brackets FigureAA Method 2 Secure dishwasher with side mounting brackets â¢ Remove plug buttons ( one on each side ) . Countertop â¢ Install screw through the dishwasher and into the eMountingts adjacent cabinet on each side . Reinstall plug buttons . Brack Tub Stone Countertop Side Mounting Brackets Frame FigureZ IMPORTANT - Drive screws Screws straight and flush . Protruding screw heads will scratch the top or sides of the control panel and can interfere Figure BB with door closing . 9
Installation Instructions CompressionNut [ STEP 13 ] CONNECT WATER SUPPLY Connect water supply line to 90 Â° elbow . â¢ Slide compression nut . then ferrule over end of water line â¢ Insert water line into 90 Â° elbow . â¢ Slide ferrule against elbow and secure with compres - sion nut . IMPORTANT - Check to be sure that door spring does not rub or contact the fill hose or FigureCC water supply line Test by opening and closing the door . / 90 Â° Elbow Re - route the lines if a rubbing noise or interference DoorSpring Occurs . DRAIN LINE INSTALLATION ISTEP 14 ] CONNECT DRAIN LINE â¢ Connect drain line to air gap , waste tee or disposer FOLLOW ALL LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCES . using either previously determined method . The drain hose molded end will fit 5 / 8 % 3 / 4 " or 1 " Method 1 - Air gap with waste tee or disposer diameter connections on the air gap , waste tee or disposer . Cut on the marked line as required for your installation . Cutting Lines FigureDD Waste Tee Installation Disposer Installation iMPORTANT : Do not cut corrugated FigureFF portion of hose Method 2 - Built - in " High drain loop " with waste tee or disposer â¢ Ifa longer drain hose is required , add up to 42 " of length for a total of 10 ft . to the factory installed hose . Use 518 " or 718 " inside diameter hose and a coupler to connect the two hose ends , Secure the connection with hose clamps , Waste Tee Installation Disposer Installation \ HoseClamp FigureGG Coupler HoseClamp Figur [ e [ IMPORTANT - , Remove Hopper When connecting drain line to L _ Plug disposer , check to be sure that drain â¢ Secure the drain hose to the air gap , waste tee or plug has been removed . DISH - disposer with clamps . WASHER WILL NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFTIN PLACE , NOTE : TOTAL DRAIN HOSE LENGTH MUST NOT EXCEED TIP : Avoid unnecessary service call charges . Always be 10 FEETFORPROPERDRAIN OPERATION , sure disposer drain plug has been removed before attaching dishwasher drain hose to the disposer , 10
Installation Instructions ISTEP 15 ] CONNECT POWER I STEP 161PRE - TEST CHECK LIST SUPPLY Review this list after installing your dishwasher to avoid charges for a service call that is not covered Skip this step if equipped with power cord . by your warranty . Go to step 16 . Verify that power is turned off at the source . [ ] Check to be sure power is OFF . â¢ Remove junction box cover " A " . [ ] Open door and remove all foam and paper â¢ Secure house wiring to the back of the junction box with a strain relief " B " . packaging . â¢ Locate the three dishwasher wires , ( white , black and [ ] Locate the Owner's Manual in the literature green ) with stripped ends . Insert dishwasher wires package . through the small hole in the junction box " C " . Use [ ] Read the Owner's Manual for operating wire nuts to connect incoming ground to green , white to white and black to black " D " . instructions . â¢ Replace junction box cover " E " . Check to be sure [ ] Check door opening and closing . If door does not that wires are not pinched under the cover . open and close freely or tends to fall , check spring cable routing and spring adjustments . See Step 1 . [ ] Check to be sure that wiring is secure under the A Brt dishwasher , not pinched or in contact with door Remove Inse Power springs or other components . See Steps 8 and 10 . Junction Box Cover Strain Relief [ ] Check door alignment with tub . If door hits tub , and Tighten level dishwasher . See Step 11 . White Ground [ ] Pull lower rack out , about half way . Check to be sure it does not roll back or forward on the door . If the rack moves , adjust leveling legs . See Step 11 . [ ] Check door alignment with cabinet . If door hits C Check That White , Blackand cabinet , reposition or relevel dishwasher . See GreenDishwasher Wires Are Threaded Thru Small Hole in Bracket D Steps 10 , 11and 12 . UseUL Listed [ ] Check that door spring does not contact water Wire Nuts line , fill hose , wiring or other components . See E ReplaceJunction BoxCover Step 13 . Figure HH [ ] Verify water supply and drain lines are not kinked or in contact with other components . Contact with motor or dishwasher frame could cause noise . See Steps 6 and 8 . If house wiring is not 2 - wire with [ ] Turn on the sink hot water faucet and verify water ground , a ground must be provided by temperature . Incoming water temperature must the installer . When house wiring is WARNING be between 120 Â° F and 150 Â° F . A minimum of 120 Â° F aluminum , be sure to use UL Listed temperature is required for best wash perfor - anti - oxidant compound and aluminum - mance . See " Prepare Hot Water Line , " page 5 . to - copper connectors [ ] Add 2 quarts of water to the bottom of the dishwasher to lubricate the pump seal . [ ] Turn on water supply . Check for leaks . Tighten connections if needed . [ ] Remove protective film if present from the control panel and door . 11
Installation Instructions ISTEP 171 DISHWASHER WET TEST STEP 181 REPLACE TOEKICK [ ] Turn on power supply ( or plug power cord into Place toekick against the legs of the dishwasher , outlet , if equipped ) . [ ] Start the unit to check for leaks , PDW8100 - PDW8800 Series : - Latch door - Push RINSE ONLY pad - Push START / RESETpadries : PDW9200 - PDW9800 Se - Push RINSE ONLY pad - Push START / RESETpad - Close door [ ] Push " Rinse Only " button . [ ] Push start / reset pad once . [ ] Check to be sure that water enters the dishwasher . If water does not enter the dishwasher , check to be FigureJJ sure that water and power are turned on . â¢ Align the toekick with the bottom edge and make [ ] Check for leaks under the dishwasher . If a leak is sure it is against the floor , found , turn power supply off , then tighten connec - â¢ Insert and tighten the two toekick attachment tions . Restore power after leak is corrected . screws . The toekick should stay in contact with the floor . [ ] Check for leaks around the door . A leak around the door could be caused by door rubbing or hitting TIP : Make sure toekick is against floor to minimize against adjacent cabinetry . Reposition the dish - noise . washer if necessary . See Step 12 . [ ] The dishwasher will drain and turn off about 5 minutes after it was started . Check drain lines . If leaks are found , turn power off at the breaker and ISTEP 191 LITERATURE correct plumbing as necessary . Restore power â¢ Be sure to leave complete literature package and after corrections are made . See Step 14 . installation instructions with the consumer , [ ] Open dishwasher door and make sure most of the water has drained . If not , check that disposer plug has been removed and / or air gap is not plugged . See Step 14 . Also check drain line for kinking . [ ] Run the dishwasher through another " Rinse Only " cycle . Check for leaks and correct if required , SPECIFICATIONSSUBJECTTOCHANGEWITHOUTNOTICE