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Appliances Installation Instructions Built - In Dishwasher If you have questions , call 800 . GE.CARES1800.432.2737 } or visit our website at : www . ge . com BEFORE YOU BEGIN IMPORTANT - The dishwasher MUST be installed to allow for future removal from the Read these instructions completely and enclosure if service is required . carefullg . If you received a damaged dishwasher , you should IM PORTANT - Observe all governing codes immediately contact your dealer or builder . and ordinances . • Note to Installer - Be sure to leave these Optional Accessories - See the Owner's Manual for instructions for the consumer and local inspector's available custom panel kits . use . • Note to Consumer - Keep these instructions with FOR YOUR SAFETY your Owner's Manual for future reference . Read and observeallCAUTIONS and WARNINGS • Skill Level - Installation of this dishwasher requires basic mechanical , electrical and plumbing skills . shown throughouttheseinstructionsW . hile Proper installation is the responsibility of performinginstallationdsescribedinthisbooklet , the installer . Product failure due to improper glovesand safetgglassesshouldbeworn . installation is not covered under the GE Appliance Warranty . See warranty information . • Completion Time - I to 3 Hours . New installations require more time than replacement installations . READ CAREFULLY . KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS .
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PARTS SUPPLIED IN INSTALLATION Screw Kit PACKAGE : Phi , , psHeadHexHead [ ] Two 8 - 18 x 5 / 8 " Phillips heod wood screws _ S Wood Screws _ Junction Box Screw [ ] Junction box cover and # 10 hex head 5 / 8 " long 1 / 2 " long Junction Box Cover screw [ ] Drain hose ( 78 " long ) and hose clamp [ ] Cord protector ( Power Cord Models Onlg ) [ ] Conversion leads ( Power Cord Models Onlg ) 78 " Drain Hose [ ] Literature , product samples , and / or coupons Cord Protector Conversion Leads ( Power Cord Models Onlg ) ( Power Cord Models Onlg ) Hose Clamp MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED : [ ] WX09X70910 power cord if applicoble to gour instollotion Hot Water Line - 3 / 8 " Electrical Cable 3 Wire Nuts [ ] UL Listed wire nuts ( 3 ) or WR09 × 70910 Minimum Copper Power Cord Tubing [ ] Thread seol tape [ ] 90 ° elbow , ferrule ond compression nut - ( 3 / 8 " NPT external thread on one end and opposite end sized to fit water supplg ) Thread [ ] GPF65 Side - mount brocket kit for use with Shut - Off 90 ° Elbow , Ferrule and granite countertops Strain Relief Seal Tape Valve Compression Nut FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS : [ ] Electrical cable [ ] Water line - 3 / 8 " minimum copper tubing [ ] Strain relief for electricol connection [ ] Hond shut - offvalve ( recommended ) Optional 10 ' [ ] Air gap for drain hose , if required GPF65 Side - Mount Drain Hose Waste Tee [ ] Waste tee for house plumbing , if Bracket Kit Air GPFIOS Screw Tgpe Gap applicable Hose Clamps [ ] GPF10S drain hose ( 10 ' long ) , if needed [ ] Screw tgpe hose clamps TOOLS YOU WILL NEED : [ ] Sofetg glosses [ ] 1 / / 4 " and 5 / 16 " nutdrivers Safetg Glasses 1 / 4 " and 5 / 16 " Nutdrivers Flashlight Hole Saw Set [ ] Flashlight [ ] Gloves Adjustab e _ Phillips Head . . . - _ Screwdriver [ ] Adjustable wrench ( 6 " ) wrencn - _ / _ L _ L - [ ] Phillips head screwdriver Gloves Drill and [ ] Meosuring tope Bits [ ] Level [ ] Carpenters square J [ ] Bucket to catch water when flushing Level water line Carpenters Measuring Tape Square [ ] Tubing cutter [ ] 15 / 16 " socket wrench Tubing FOR NEW INSTALLATIONS : [ ] Hole sow set utter 15116 " [ ] Drill ond oppropriate bits SocketWrench Bucket 2
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Installation Preparation - Enclosure • The dishwasher must be installed no more than PREPARE DISHWASHER ENCLOSURE 10 feet from sink for proper drainage . P ! _ V _ Vl = ; _ t _ 11 _ [ _ • The dishwasher must be fullg enclosed on the top , To reduce the risk of shock , fire , or injury sides , and back . to persons , the installer must ensure that the dishwasher is completely enclosed at • The dishwasher must not support ang part of the the time of installation . enclosure . Clearances : In a corner installation , provide Countertop at least 2 " clearance between • The rough cabinet opening must have a minimum the dishwasher and the adjacent width and depth of 24 " and height of 34 - 1 / 2 " _ + 1 / 4 " cabinet , wall , or other appliance . from the floor to the underside of the countertop . Provide at least 27 " of clearance in front of the dishwasher . • The back wall should be free of pipes or wires . • Adjacent cabinets should be square and plumb to \ 27 " Minimum \ ensure a good fit . Refer to Figure A • For a corner installation , allow 2 " minimum clearance between the dishwasher and the adjacent wall . • Provide at least 27 " in front of the dishwasher to Figure B allow the dishwasher door to open fully . Refer to Figure B This Wall Area must be Free of Pipes or 54 - 1 / 2 " _ + 1 / 4 " Underside of Countertop to Floor Cabinets Square and Plumb l Min . Floor MUST be Even with Plumbing and Electric Service Room Floor Must Enter Shaded Area Figure A • Hake sure the floor is level inside the opening and even with the finished floor of the kitchen . This will facilitate removal of the dishwasher at a later date for service , if needed .
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Installation Preparation - Drain METHOD 1 - Air Gap with Waste Tee or Disposer PREPARE DRAIN PLUMBING Drain Requirements • Followlocalcodesand ordinances . • Drainhosemust notexceed 10feetinlength , • A highdrainlooporairgap isrequiredS . eebelow . Drain Method Figure C The type of drain installation depends on the Waste Tee Installation Disposer Installation following : • Do local codes or ordinances require an air gap ? METHOD 2 - High Drain Loop with Waste Tee • Is waste tee less than 18 " above the floor ? or Disposer If the answer to either question is YES , on air gap Provide a method to attach the drain hose to the ( Method 1 ) must be used . If both answers are NO , underside of countertop . Attachment will be made in either on air gap or a high drain loop ( Method 2 ) a later step . malj be used . Special consideration for a dishwasher installed on a pedestal If the dishwasher is installed on an elevated platform , a high drain loop of at least 32 " above the n . platform must be provided in addition to the air gap Figure D requirement determined above . This is necessary for Waste Tee Installation Disposer Installation proper drain performance . Install waste tee or disposer and the air gap according to the manufacturer's instructions . CAUTION Cabinet Preparation Drill a 1 - 1 / 2 " diameter hole in the cabinet wall within An air gap MUST BE USED if the drain hose is connected to waste tee or disposer lower than 18 " above the floor level . the shaded area shown in Figure A for the drain Failure to provide the proper drain connection height with hose . Make sure there are no sharp edges . The drain an air gap or 32 " minimum , high drain loop will result in hose will be passed through this hole and connected improper draining of the dishwasher , which mag cause to the drain in a later step . damage . IMPORTANT - When connecting the drain line to a Drain disposer , check to be sure that Plug _ 4 Remove drain plug has been removed . Dishwasher will not drain if plug is left in place .
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Installation Preparation - Electrical Supply PREPARE ELECTRICAL WIRING / I I \ P " v . _ V # : lt . , _ ' 1II _ [ _ i / I Receptacle " I - Alternate - ] " x FOR PERSONAL SAFETY : Remove house j Locaton _ _ \ fuse or open circuit breaker before beginning installation . Do not use an rT [ - , , , , iiiJ I Receptacle - 1 - 1 / 2 " Dia . Hole ( Max . ) extension cord or adapter plug with this _ 1 _ " I - ' _ L ° cati ° fT " l appliance . . . . . - , Cabinet Electrical Requirements fr3o • This appliance must be supplied with 120V , 60 Hz . , from _ and connected to an individual properlg grounded Ground = _ / _ _ Black _ / branch circuit , protected bg a 15 or 20 ampere Figure E White circuit breaker or time delay fuse . Cabinet Preparation & Wire Routing • Wiring must be 2 wire with ground . • The wiring mag enter the opening from either side , • If the electrical supply does not meet the above rear , or floor within the shaded area illustrated requirements , call a licensed electrician before above in Figure E and defined in Figure A . proceeding . • Cut a 1 - 1 / 2 " maximum diameter hole to insert the electrical cable . Permanent wiring connections Grounding Instructions - Permanent Connection mag pass through the same hole as the drain This appliance must be connected to a grounded hose and hot water line , if convenient . Hole edges metal , permanent wiring sgstem , or an equipment must be smooth and rounded . If the cabinet wall is grounding conductor must be run with the circuit metal , the hole edge must be covered with a cord conductors and be connected to the equipment protector . grounding terminal or lead on the appliance . NOTE : Power cords with plug must pass through a separate hole . Grounding Instructions - Power Cord Models This appliance must be grounded . In the event of a malfunction or breakdown , grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock bg providing a path of least resistance for electric current . This appliance Cord Hole Diameter is equipped with a cord having an equipment Protector 1 - 1 / 2 " Maximum grounding conductor and a grounding plug . The plug ( Provided with Power must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is Cord Models Onlg ) installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances . Electrical Connection to Dishwasher Electrical connection is on the right front of The improper connection of the equipment dishwasher . grounding conductor can result in electric shock . Check with a qualified electrician or • For permanent connections , the cable must be service representative if gou are in doubt routed as shown in Figure E . The cable must extend that the appliance is properlg grounded . a minimum of 24 " from the rear wall . Do not modifg the plug provided with the • For power cord connections , install a 3 - prong appliance ; if it will not fit the outlet , have grounding tgpe receptacle in the adjacent cabinet a proper outlet installed bg a qualified rear wall , between 6 " and 18 " from the opening , 6 " technician . to 18 " above the floor as shown in Figure E .
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Installation Preparation - Hot Water Supply PREPARE HOT WATER SUPPLY CAUTION Hot Water Line • The line may enter from either side , rear , or floor The hot water supply line pressure must be at least 20 PSI . Lower pressures could cause the water valve to leak and within the shaded area shown in Figure F . cause water damage . • The line may pass through the same hole as the electrical cable and drain hose , or cut an additional 1 - 1 / 2 " diameter hole to accommodate the water line . If a power cord with plug is used , the water line must not pass through the power cord hole . Cabinet Face _ , - Figure F Water Line Connection • Turn off the water supply . • Install a hand shut - off valve in an accessible location , such as under the sink . ( Optional , but strongly recommended and may be required by local codes . ) • The water connection is on the left side of the dishwasher . Install the hot water inlet line , using 3 / 8 " or larger copper tubing . Route the line as shown in Figure F and extend forward at least 19 " from rear wall . • Adjust the water heater to deliver water between 120 ° F and 150 ° F . • Flush water line to clean out debris . Use a bucket to catch water and debris . • The hot water supply line pressure must be between 20 and 120 PSI .
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 3 : REMOVE WOOD BASE CAUTION IM PORTANT - Donotkick off wood base ! Do not remove the wood base until you are ready to Damage will occur . install the dishwasher . The dishwasher will tip over when the door is opened if the base is removed . • Move the dishwasher close to the installation location and lag it on its back . STEP 1 : PREPARATION • Remove the four leveling legs from the underside of Locate the items in the installation package and set the wood base them aside for use in the listed steps . with a 15 / 16 " • Screw kit - Steps 5 or 16 and 13 socket wrench . • Junction box cover - Steps 5 or 16 • Drain hose and drain hose clamp - Step 7 discard wood • Owners ' Manual - Steps 18 and 21 base . • Product Samples and / or coupons - Step 21 • Conversion leads ( Factory - equipped Power Cord Models Only ) - Appendix STEP 2 : CHECK DOOR BALANCE • Screw leveling legs back into the dishwasher • With the dishwasher on the wood base , check the frame , approximately 3 / 4 " from the frame , as door balance bg opening and closing the door . shown . • The door is properly balanced if it gently drops from a 1 / 2 open position and does not rise from STEP 4 : REMOVE ACCESS PANEL the full open position . AND TOEKICK • If necessary , increase or decrease tension as shown . Latch the door and adjust springs to The top mounting holes in the access panel are correct balance . slotted . • Remove the lower two 10 - 16x3 / 8 " sheet metal screws . Do not remove the two top 8 - 32xl / 4 " machine thread screws . • Slide the access panel to the left as far as it will go . • Gently pull the access panel forward to remove it from the top screws . Set access panel , toekick , and screws aside for use in Step 20 . D n trem ve 1 / 4 " _ Tip : Prevent machine thread screws / J _ - tub damage in this step _ _ - _ - _ Link fully seated the 3 / 8 " sheet emo eon in hinge arm in this step . metalscrews " _ _ _ _ 7 " 11 This will help Insert H kThr uc H lefr mlnside fFrame prevent a mix _ Remvetw 3 / 8 " Sheet Metal up with the _ Thread Screws Figure G 1 / 4 " machine thread screws Tip : Avoid service calls for door balance problems in Step 20 . Figure Make sure the spring end is fully engaged in a frame hole and the spring link is full U seated in the hinge arm .
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 6 : INSTALL 90 ° ELBOW STEP S : INSTALL POWER CORD • Wrap a 90 ° elbow with thread seal tape . Skip this step if the dishwasher will be • Thead the 90 ° elbow into the water valve . permanently connected to the house electrical • Do not over tighten the elbow ; water valve bracket system or has a factory installed power cord . could bend or the valve fitting could break . • Position the end of the elbow to face the rear of In this step you will need the junction box cover and the dishwasher . the # 10 x 1 / 2 " hex head screw from the screw kit set aside in Step 1 . The power cord and connections must comply with the National Electrical Code , Section / 422 and / or local codes and ordinances . Maximum power cord length is 6 feet . Power Cord Kit WX09X70910 _ Water Valve available for purchase from an authorized GE Bracket Appliance Dealer , meets these requirements . 90 EIb w / m se Tape Figure K STEP 7 : INSTALL DRAIN HOSE TO DISHWASHER DRAIN PORT Skip this step if drain hose has been pre - installed . In this step you will need the drain hose and clamp Juncti n set aside in Step 1 . B x Bracket Black IM PORTANT - Prevent drain hose damage and possible leaks . Be careful not to nick or cut the drain hose . • Route the small end of the drain hose from the left \ side of the dishwasher through the strain relief Figure J attached to the dishwasher frame and toward the center of the dishwasher as shown in Figures L and M . • Place the hose clamp over the small end of the • Install strain relief in the junction box bracket . drain hose . • Insert the power cord through the strain relief and • Push the small end of the drain hose over the drain tighten . port on the collection chamber making sure it is • Make sure black , white , and green dishwasher fully seated against the hose stop . wires are threaded through the small hole in the • Tighten the hose clamp to at least 15 inch - pounds junction box bracket . of torque . • Connect power cord white ( or ribbed ) to Note : The drain hose supplied with the dishwasher dishwasher white , black ( or smooth ) to dishwasher black and ground to dishwasher green wire . Use / / / Relief UL listed wire nuts of appropriate size . - - _ / , Strain • Install junction box cover using the # 10 hex head screw . Be sure wires are not pinched under the Figure L cover 8
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Dishwasher Installation is approximately 78 " long . If a longer hose is needed , STEP 9 : INSERT DRAIN HOSE AND POWER a 10 foot long hose may be purchased from an CORD , IF USED , THROUGH CABINET authorized GF appliance dealer . The 10 foot long • Upright the dishwasher and position it in front of hose is part number GPF10S . the cabinet opening . • Insert the drain hose into the hole previously drilled in the cabinet wall . Hose Stop Do not useif this port • If a power cord is used , guide the end of the cord present through a separate hole cut for the power cord . The power cord should be routed directly to the rear of the junction box avoiding contact with the door spring and other dishwasher components . Drain Hose Collection Chamber Figure M Drain Port Figure O Tip : Avoid unnecessary service charges for drain Tip : Avoid unnecessary service charges for no fill , issues drain , or noise concerns Hake sure the drain hose connection is leak free Position utility lines so they do not interfere with and the hose is routed through the strain relief so anything under or behind the dishwasher . it will not kink when the dishwasher is installed into the cabinet . STEP 10 : INSTALL OPTIONAL GPF65 SIDE MOUNT BRACKETS STEP 8 : POSITION WATER LINE AND POWER SUPPLY Skip this step if the underside of countertop is wood or wood like material . • Position the water supply line and house wiring on • Purchase and install the GPF65 side mount bracket the floor of the opening to avoid interference with kit if the underside of counter is granite or o the base of dishwasher and components under similar material that will not accept wood screws . the dishwasher . The GPF65 kit is available from authorized GE appliance dealers . 1 • Refer to Figure P and follow the instructions included in Side - M unting v - the kit . Brackets X _ Water Line Supply Tub Frame Figure N Bracket Attachment Side - Mount ( 2 Each _ Optional Screws Bracket Kit Figure P Side )
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 11 : SLIDE DISHWASHER INTO CABINET STEP 12 : POSITION AND LEVEL DISHWASHER IM PORTANT - Do not push against the front IMPORTANT - Dishwasher must be level for panel with knees . Damage will occur . proper dish reck operation , wash performance , and door operation . The dishwasher must be • Grasp the sides of the front panel and slide the leveled left to right and front to beck . This assures dishwasher into the opening o few inches at that the dish recks will not roll in or out on their o time . Pull the drain hose and power cord , if own , circulation water will flow to the pump inlet , equipped , through the holes in the adjacent and the door will close without hitting the side of cabinet while sliding the dishwasher into position . the tub . • Remove the lower dish rack and place a level on the door and lower rack track as shown in Figure R . D n t push against fr ntd rpanelwith knee . Damaget the Check Level Figure Q d r panel will ccur . Fr nt - t - Back • Check the tub insulation blanket , if equipped , to be sure it is smoothlg wrapped around the tub . Level It should not be " bunched up " and it must not Figure R Side - t - Side interfere with the door springs . If the insulation is " bunched up " or interfering with the springs , • AdJust the level of the dishwasher bg individuallg straighten and re - center the blanket prior to sliding turning the four legs on the bottom of the the dishwasher into its final position . dishwasher as illustrated in Figure S . • Make sure the drain hose is not kinked under or [ behind the dishwasher . • Make certain the house wiring , drain line , and water line do not interfere with components under the dishwasher . • The dishwasher tub flange should be to _ FigureS approximatelg 5 / 4 " behind the face of the adjacent cabinet . Refer to Figure R . • The dishwasher is properlg leveled when the level indicator is centered left to right and front to back . Tip : Avoid unnecessarg service charges for panel The dishwasher door should close without hitting damage . the sides of the tub . Do not press on the center of panel with hands or • Replace the lower rock . knees when sliding dishwasher into position . Tip : Avoid unnecessarg service charges for poor wash performance and rack operation . Pull the dish racks half wag out . Theg should remain stationarg . Open and close the door . The door should fit in the tub opening without hitting the side of the tub . If the rocks roll on their own , or the door hits the side of the tub , re - level the dishwasher .
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 13 : FASTEN DISHWASHER TO STEP 14 : CONNECT WATER SUPPLY UNDERSIDE OF COUNTERTOP OR SIDES Connect the water supply line to the 90 ° elbow OF CABINET installed in Step 6 . • Slide the compression nut and then the ferrule over In this step Uou will need the two 5 / 8 " Phillips head end of the water line . wood screws set aside in Step 1 . • Insert the water line into the 90 ° elbow . IM PORTANT - Dishwasher must be centered • Slide the ferrule against the elbow and secure in cabinet opening . Interference with cabinets or with the compression nut . countertop will cause leaks and damage to the door panel and / or control panel . • If countertop is wood or woodlike material , fasten the dishwasher to the countertop by driving the Phillips head screws through the countertop brackets and into the countertop . • If the countertop is granite or similar material , drive Phillips screws through side mount brackets and into the adjacent cabinets . • Make sure screws are driven straight and flush to prevent interference with door operation and damage to the control panel . See Figure T . Hot Water SupplU Line C untert p Bracket Side M unt Brackets ( pti nal ) Figure U IMPORTANT - Check to be sure the door spring does not rub or contact the fill hose or water supplg line . Test bg opening and closing the door . Re - route the water supplg lines or slightlg bend the water valve bracket if a rubbing noise or interference occurs . Figure T Tip : Avoid unnecessarg service charges for noise or leaks Tip : Avoid unnecessary service charges for leaks Make sure the door spring does not rub against the or control panel damage . fill hose or water supplu line . Make sure the dishwasher is centered in the cabinet and the door opens and closes freely without hitting the adjacent cabinets . Drive mounting screws straight and flush . 11
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 15 : CONNECT DRAIN LINE Method 1 - Air gap with waste tee or disposer The molded end of the drain hose will fit 5 / 8 " _ _ r _ _ _ r ¢ through 1 " diameter inlet ports on the air gap , waste tee or disposer . • Determine the size of the inlet port • Cut the drain hose connector on the marked line , if required , to fit the inlet port . Cutting Line Waste Tee Installation Disposer Installation Figure × Method 2 - " High drain loop " with waste tee or / . disposer IMPORTANT : Do not cut corrugated Figure V Fasten the drain hose to the underside of the portion of hose countertop with a hanger . • If a longer drain hose is required , and gou did not purchase the GPF10S drain hose , add up to 42 " length , for a total of 120 " ( 10 feet ) to the factorg installed hose . Use 5 / 8 " or 7 / 8 " inside diameter 32 " hose and a coupler to connect the two hose ends . Waste Tee Installation connection Disposer Installation with hose Figure ¥ Secure the _ Hose Clamp clamps . Coupler Hose Clamp IM PORTANT - When connecting the drain Figure W line to a disposer , check to be sure that the drain IMPORTANT - Total drain hose length must plug has been removed . Dishwasher will not drain not exceed 10 feet for proper drain operation . if plug is left in place . • Connect drain line to air gap , waste tee , or disposer Drain using the previouslg determined method . Secure Plug _ 4 Remove the hose with a screw tgpe clamp . Tip : Avoid unnecessary service call charges for a no drain complaint Make sure any excess drain hose has been pulled through the cabinet opening . This will prevent excess hose in the dishwasher cavitg from becoming kinked or crushed bg the dishwasher . Make sure the disposer plug has been removed if the drain hose is connected to a disposer .
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 16 : CONNECT POWER SUPPLY STEP 17 : INSTALL JUNCTION BOX COVER If a power cord with plug is alreadg installed , If junction box cover is alreadg installed , skip to proceed to Step 17 . Step 18 . If the dishwasher came with a factory - installed In this step you will need the junction box cover and the # 10 hex head screw from the screw kit set aside power cord and you want to convert it to a permanent connection , refer to the instructions on in Step 1 . page 16 . • Install the junction box cover using the # 10 hex head screw . Check to be sure that wires are not If house wiring is not 2 - wire with a ground wire , a ground must be provided bg the pinched under the cover . installer . When house wiring is aluminum , be STEP 18 : PRE - TEST CHECK LIST sure to use U . L listed anti - oxidant compound and aluminum - to - copper connectors . [ ] Verify that power is turned off at the source . [ ] Open the dishwasher door and remove all foam • Secure house wiring to the back of the junction and cardboard packaging . box bracket with a strain relief . [ ] Read the Owner's Manual to familiarize yourself • Locate the three dishwasher wires , ( white , black with the operation of the dishwasher . and green ) with stripped ends . Insert dishwasher [ ] Check to be sure that the wiring is secure wires through the small hole in the junction box under the dishwasher , and not pinched or in bracket . Use UL listed wire nuts of appropriate size contact with door springs or other dishwasher to connect incoming ground to green , white to components . white and black to black . [ ] Check that the door spring does not contact the water line , fill hose , or adjacent cabinets . See Note : Checkthot home leod ore threoded through moll hole in brocket Steps 13 and 14 White [ ] Pull lower rack about halfway out . Check to be Junction Ground s ox s rocket sure it does not roll back into dishwasher or further out . If it does , re - level the dishwasher . See Step 12 [ ] Check to be sure control panel does not touch adjacent cabinets . If it does , reposition the dishwasher . See Step 13 [ ] Turn on the hot water faucet at the sink to verify that the water temperature is at least 120 ° F and not more than 150 ° F . Adjust water heater if necessary . [ ] Add two quarts of water to the bottom of the dishwasher to lubricate the pump seal . [ ] Turn on water supply . [ ] Check for water leaks . Tighten connections if necessary . See Step 14 [ ] Remove the protective film if present from the control panel , access panel and door panel . 13
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Dishwasher Installation - Check the electrical connection to the water STEP 19 : DISHWASHER WET TEST valve . The red electrical connector should be CHECK LIST plugged into the dishwasher water valve . If it is [ ] Turn on power supply or if power cord is used , not plugged in , turn off electrical power to the plug it into the wall outlet . dishwasher . Plug the red connector into the dish - [ ] Latch dishwasher door . washer water valve and then restore power . [ ] For electronic dishwashers , select the normal cycle and press the start pad one time . ii Red C nnector C _ ; _ Options 0 [ ] For dial models , press the normal and hot start pads , if model has them , and then turn control dial just enough to start dishwasher . Be careful not to turn the dial past the first water fill . Dial should point to " Hot Start Option " or " Hot Pre - wash Option " depending on model . [ ] Check for leaks under the dishwasher . If a leak is Cycles Options op _ oo sto , , found , turn off power , tighten connections and _ _ _ _ _ on Light Wash restore power . [ ] Check for leaks around the door . A leak around Appearance varies by model . Not all models have pushbuttons . the door could be caused by the dishwasher door rubbing or hitting adjacent cabinets . Reposition [ ] Check to be sure that water enters the dish - the dishwasher if necessary . See Steps 11,12 washer . This could take up to / 4 minutes . and 13 . If water does not enter the dishwasher [ ] Host dishwasher models will drain about 3 min - - Check to be sure that the water is turned on utes after the first fill . Check the drain line for - Lightly tap the flood float cover to leaks when dishwasher drains . If leaks are found , dislodge a stuck flood float . turn off power , correct as necessary and then restore power . [ ] Open the dishwasher door and make sure most of the water has drained . If the water does not drain , check to be sure disposer plug has been removed and / or air gap is free of debris . [ ] Let the dishwasher run through another fill and drain cycle . Check again to be sure there are no Cover leaks . [ ] At the end of the second drain , push the reset pad on electronic models . For dial models , unlatch the door and rotate the dial to the " OFF " position . 14
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Dishwasher Installation STEP 20 : REPLACE ACCESS PANEL AND STEP 21 : LITERATURE TOEKICK [ ] Leave the Owners ' Hanual , Installation In this step gou will need the panels and the two Instructions , samples , and / or coupons with consumer . screws set aside in Step 4 . There are two tgpes of screws used . The 8 - 32 x 1 / 4 " screws are used at the top of the access panel and should still be in place . The 10 - 16 x ] / 8 " screws are used at the bottom of the access panel and secure both the access panel and toekick . IMPORTANT - Screws are not interchangeable . To prevent damage to gour dishwasher , use the proper screw in the proper location . Do not mix screw tgpes or lengths . • Place the toekick against the legs of the dishwasher . • Remove the two 8 - 32 x 1 / / 4 " machine thread screws . • Align the access panel to the dishwasher . • Select the two 8 - 32 x 1 / / 4 " machine thread screws just removed and insert them through the top holes in the access panel and into the dishwasher frame . • Tighten these screws . • Align the toekick and make sure the bottom edge is against the floor . • Insert and tighten the two 10 - 16 x 3 / 8 " sheet metal thread screws , making sure the bottom edge of the toekick stags in contact with the floor . Remove , then Reinstall and Tighten 8 - 52 x 1 / 4 " Machine Thread Screws Access Panel Install and Tighten Figure AA 10 - 16 x 3 / 8 " Sheet Hetal Thread Screws Tip : Prevent tub damage and reduce sound from under the dishwasher Use the machine thread screws in the top holes and the sheet metal thread screws in the bottom holes . Hake sure the toekick is against the floor .
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Appendix Remove CONVERTING DISHWASHER WITH FACTORY StroinRelief EQUIPPED POWER CORD TO A PERMANENT CONNECTION This procedure requires the conversion leads set aside in Step 1 . • Make sure the power cord for the dishwasher is unplugged from the wall outlet . • Remove screw from junction box cover and / remove cover if present . / • Disconnect the three power cord conductors from / the dishwasher harness . Figure BB / Disconnect • Remove and discard the power cord . / Powercord \ • Connect the conversion harness ( included with / dishwasher ) to the dishwasher harness bg connecting like - colored wires . Figure CC • Return to Step 16 in these instructions to complete the conversion . - \ \ Figure BB Figure CC Conversion Harness SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE GE Consumer & Industrial General Electric Company Pub . No . 31 - 30218 Louisville , Kentuckg 40225 Dwg . No . 206C1559P158 ND 06H - 1949 ( 10 / 06 ) ge . com
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