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IMPORTANT : Read and save these instructions . Undercounter IMPCXTANT : Dishwasher Installer : Leave Installation Instructions with the homeowner , Homeowner : Keep Installation Instructions for future reference . Save Installation Instructions for local inspector’s use .
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Check location where dishwasher will Proper electrical , drain and water supply Before you start . . . be installed . The location should lines must be available or must be installed provide : as specified within shaded area . Wiring Proper installation is your responsibility . l Easy access to water , electricity and should not cross in front of motor or Make sure you have everything necessary drainage lines . dishwasher legs . See Electrical , Water and for correct installation . It is the personal l Convenient loading - the best Drain requirements . responsibility and obligation of the position is left or right of kitchen sink . customer to contact a qualified installer to IMPORTANT : Observe all governing l Opening that is square for proper assure that electrical and plumbing codes and ordinances . dishwasher operation and installations meet all national and local appearance . codes and ordinances . l Cabinet front that is perpendicular Corner location 2 ’ min . door to to floor . cabinet or wall . - l Protection so that water inlet valve and drain cannot freeze . l l / 4 ” minimum clearance between Electrical motor and flooring to prevent motor ground is Cut openings - Grommet from overheating . required . Water line : l / 2 ” hole required for or larger . electrical cable See “ Electrical II or power supply Drain line : l - 1 / 2 ’ hole requirements . ” - 24 or larger . cord hole cut in a metal P ; ? ; supply cord : 1 - l / 2 ” max . Electrical Shock Hazard cabinet . Directwiring : 314 ’ hole . l lt is the personal responsibility and cord or kink obligation of the customer to The unshaded area must be free I III 34 ” min . of pipes or wires . power supply contact a qualified electrician to underside Electrical outlet must be installed assure that the electrical installation cable between counter in an adjacent cabinet . is adequate and is in confomMnce dishwasher and height . A with the National Electrical Code , cabinet . latest edition ’ and ANSI / NFPA 70 - all local codes and ordinances . Failure to follow these instructions could result in electrical shock or other personal injury . l Electrical wiring and components must not contact any plumbing material or drain hose . l Cabinet opening must completely enclose sides , top and back of - 23 - 710 ’ width * , p - 24 ” depth d dishwasher . Failure to do so may result in personal injury from exposed wiring . Personal Injury / Product Damage Hazard I 33 - 7 / i ? . ” Avoid opening dishwasher door min . before dishwasher is installed . height Dishwasher , before it is installed , may tip over when door is opened , resulting in personal injury or product damage . Copies of the standards listed may be obtained from : * National Fire Protection Association 1 Batterymarch Park Figure Quincy , Massachusetts 02269 Read and follow the “ Electrical “ Water requirements ” requirements ” , and “ Drain requirements ” sections before installing dishwasher . Wiring methods Tools and Electrical Pick one method to follow , depending requirements materials needed upon your dishwasher and local codes . for installation : A Direct wire method ( cible connecting dishwasher Electrical Shock Hazard to a junction box . ) l Electrical ground is required on this appliance . l If cold water pipe is interrupted by Electrical Shock Hazard plastic , non - metallic gaskets or other insulating materials Do Not Disconnect electrical power al the use for grounding . service panel ( fuse box or circuit breaker box ) . l Do Not ground to gas pipe . Failure to do so could result in serious l Do Not modify the power supply l wire stripper and l electric drill injury or death . cord plug . If it does not fii the outlet , utility knife l Phillips screwdriver have a proper outlet installed by a l V & and 114 l 2 adjustable nut driver or hex qualified electrician . Recommended grounding wrenches socket l Do Not use an extension cord with l pliers method - l 3 twist - on wire this appliance . l measuring tape connectors for 16 - 1 . Disconnect power supply . gauge wire ( not . Do Not have a fuse in the neutral or l flat - blade 2 . Run flexible , armored or non - metallic shown ) screwdriver grounding circuit . A fuse in the sheathed , copper cable ( with ground - l 90 ” elbow with 3 / B ” l pipe wrench neutral or grounding circuit could N.P.T . external ing wire ) from fused disconnect , circuit l keyhole saw result in an electrical shock . threads on one end . breaker or junction box through the 3 / 4 ” The size of the other l tubing cutter ( not l Check with a qualified electrician if cabinet hole to the dishwasher location . end must fit your shown ) you are in doubt as to whether the water supply line . The cable must extend 24 ” from the l pipe - joint ( not shown ) appliance is properly grounded . back wall . compound l gloves ( not shown ) Failure to follow these instructions The hole cut through a wood cabinet could result in serious injury or death . should be sanded until smooth . L Parts supplied for The hole cut through a metal cabinet If codes permit and a separate ground - must be covered with a grommet ( Part ing wire is used , it is recommended that installation : No . 302797 ) . available from your local a qualified electrician determine that the l 2 drain hose clamps dealer or parts supplier . grounding path is adequate . . 2 , No . - 10 x l / 2 ” Phillips - head screws A U.L . - listed strain relief or conduit con - A 120 - volt , 60 - Hz , AC - only , 15 - or 2O - l drain hose nector must be installed at each end of ampere , fused electrical supply is the power supply cable ( at the dish - required . Time - delay fuse or circuit Remove parts from bag . Check that all washer and at the junction box ) . Wire parts were supplied . breaker is recommended . It is sizes ( COPPER WIRE ONLY ) must conform recommended that a separate circuit with the rating of the dishwasher . serving only this appliance be provided . The dishwasher must be connected with copper wire only . Panel A
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Water Now start . . . With dishwasher in kitchen . requirements The hot water line to the dishwasher must provide between 15 - 120 psi water pressure . The hot water heater should be set to deliver 140 ° F water temperature to the dishwasher for best results . Use 3 / S ” minimum 0 - D . copper tubing or cabinet wall 1 I - l / 2 ’ minimum plastic tubing inlet line . Alternate water - line locations Dishwasher inlet valve has 3 / 8 ” N.P.T . - - III internal pipe thread . UL - listed strain relief or conduit connector Figure 3 Drain 3 . Remove the dishwasher terminal box cover . Connect the white and black requirements wires of the power supply cable to the white and black leads in the terminal box with twist - on wire connectors . ( See Figure 3 . ) 4 . Loosen the front nut on . . . . . f i : . : : : f:i : . . . . . : : : . . . . . : . : . : : . . . , . , . , the grounding n Rough in water line to the 1 connection stud located ; i $ dishwasher cabinet opening using one : : . . . A : . : : . on the back of the of the routing methods shown . Cut l / 2 ” : : . g U - Sr $ rd terminal box . Do Not or larger hole in cabinet wall for : : . : : : . : loosen the rear nut on the : : : : : water line . : : . . . : : . : : . grounding connection . : : ~ stud . Form the bare grounding wire into a ‘ V - shaped hook . The drain hose MUST have a high drain 2 n Install a Wrap the grounding wire hook around loop , 20 ” minimum ABOVE FLOOR , to shutoff valve in the the grounding connection stud between prevent backflow or water siphoning out water line where it the two nuts on the stud . Securely tighten of dishwasher during operation . can be easily used the front nut over the grounding wire . - 4 - % - r NOTE : An air gap MUST BE USEDi n 5 . Check that strain relief or conduit the high drain loop if the drain hose connector screws are tight . Replace is connected to house plumbing lower d H Flush water terminal box cover . than 20 ” above the floor . line into a bucket to get rid of any particles that may clog inlet valve . Turn Drain hose , supplied , meets AHAM DW - 1 shutoff valve to the “ OFF ” position . test standards . Cut l - 1 / 2 ” hole in B . Power supply cord method cabinet wall for drain hose . Additional ( connecting dishwasher to outlet ) . drain line ( a minimum of l / 2 ” I.D . and Local codes may permit the use of a U.L . - no longer than 20 feet ) can be used if listed , flexible , three - conductor , power needed . Electrical Shock Hazard supply cord terminated with a three - Disconnect electrical power at the prong , grounding - type plug . service panel ( fuse box or circuit It is recommended that cord kit ( Part No . breaker box ) . 43 17824 ) , available at your local dealer Failure to do so could result in or parts supplier , be used . Follow the electrical shock or other personal instructions packaged with the power iniurv . supply cord kit . If the cord kit is not available locally , the flexible cord used must be a U.L . - listed , three - conductor , lbgauge cord that meets the National Electrical Code , ANSI / NFPA 70 - latest edition * and local codes and ordinances . The length of the cord must not exceed six feet . It must be routed so it does not touch the dishwasher motor or the lower portion of the dishwasher tub . A strain relief ( Part No . 59617 l ) , electrical available at your local dealer or parts wiring alternate supplier , or a similar part must be used to \ secure the flexible cord to the dishwasher frame or terminal box . The flexible cord must be plugged into a mating , 3 - prong , grounding - type wall receptacle , grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI / NFPA 70 - latest edition , * and all local codes and ordinances . Follow the instructions packaged with the flexible cord . I n Cut a 1 - l / 2 ” maximum hole for 4 ; Tt ; ; mended grounding power supply cord or a 3 / 4 ” hole for direct wiring in the cabinet or floor for J - prong , grounding - ’ the electrical wiring to pass through . If type wall receptacle this hole is cut in a wood cabinet , sand the hole until it is smooth . If the hole is cut in a metal cabinet , the hole must be covered by a grommet ( Part No . 302797 ) . available at your local dealer or parts supplier . Install wall receptacle on rear or side wall of a cabinet next to dishwasher opening . power supply Install a 3 / 4 ” U . L . - listed conduit connector to connect the flexible For your personal safety , this appliance armored or non - metallic sheathed , must be grounded . A power supply cord copper cable ( with grounding wire ) to having a 3 - prong grounding plug must the fused disconnect , circuit breaker or be used . It is the personal responsibility junction box . Run the cable through the and obligation of the customer to have hole in the cabinet opening . The cable a properly grounded , 3 - prong wall should extend 24 ” from the back wall . receptacle installed by a qualified electrician . The receptacle should be installed on the rear or side wall of the cabinet next to the dishwasher opening . Panel B
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Remove Recommended drain hose , 4 screws . II YI connection methods : Drain hose to air gap to waste tee . waste - X % X n Latch dishwasher door . Push 8 dishwasher into place , sliding drain hose through hole cut in cabinet opening . Do not pinch power supply cord or kink power supply cable between dishwasher and cabinet . w Remove the 4 screws attaching 5 Check that front leveling legs are firmly access panel and toe panel to dish - Drain hose to air gap to disposer . washer using a l / 4 ” hex socket , nut against the floor . Align dishwasher door driver or Phillips screwdriver . Remove with cabinet doors , so that spacing is air - gap kit ( Part No . access panel and toe panel . the same on both sides . F ! YzL - n The dishwasher is shipped to be 6 9 n Connect drain hose to an air gap installed in cabinet opening wtih a 34 ” or waste tee using one of the height . Measure height of cabinet recommended or alternate methods . opening from the front edge of the Cut hose connector to fit , if needed . underside of cabinet opening to floor . & t hose connector Check chart for that height opening . , d to fit . & Put the wheels in the required position . The dishwasher should be installed as level as possible from front to back . Loosen and then turn front levelers the number of times indicated in the chart . If connecting drain hose to an air gap I I Entry mu ; be or waste tee , cut end of drain hose as above trap . shown . Install air gap according to kit instructions . Secure drain hose with screw - type or If other brands of air gaps are used , they spring - type hose clamp ( clamp type should be checked to make sure they varies with models ) . allow for the same air flow . Do Not cut drain hose when connecting Connect the air gap to a waste tee ’ or to a 7 / S ” disposer connector . Knock out disposer using a rubber connector * . plug from disposer inlet . Secure drain hose with hose clamp provided . Most disposers have 7 / 8 ” connectors or special connectors are available at Wheel Number DO NOT cut ribbed section to shorten Min . Position Of Turns plumbing supply houses . Be sure to drain hose . Cutout W = TcetiiiSt remove the disposer plug before Height Illustration ) connecting the drain hose . 33 - 718 ” 1 0 34 - 1116 ” 2 3 drain hose 34 - 114 ” 3 6 shipped inside tub 34 - 7116 ” 4 9 For additional height : 1 . Add shims under the wheels . 2 . Turn front levelers ( each turn adds l / l 6 ” in height ) . You may have this type drain connector . . . Door and access and toe or this type . Py = n ” ot . 7 H Put spring - type drain hose clamp over connector . Push drain hose onto connector . Use pliers to open clamp and slide clamp over drain hose and connector . Check that drain hose is secure . If screw - type clamp is supplied instead of spring - type clamp , use a 5 / 16 ” nut driver to tighten drain hose securely to connector . Floor Damage lilt dishwasher backwards on wheels when moving across floor . Failure to do so may cause damage to floor covering . correspond to steps . Panel C
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Alternate drain hose TOD mounting brackets attached n Check that all parts have to’underside - of countertop . 17 connection methods : been installed and no steps were skipped . Check that you have all the , cFnfr , hztzr Drain hose to waste tee . tools you started with . I / to fit . w access and Waste tee ’ @ @ Fo : bones Illa I I ! ! I n Turn on electric supply . Start 18 - Screw - type dishwasher and allow it to complete a IC n clamo cycle . Check that dishwasher is working J + 4 1 20 ’ mAmum properly and that there are no water No . - \ \ \ \ I II II I clearance to leaks . floor If local plumbing codes permit , dishwasher drain hose may be connected directly to waste tee * . The waste tee connection MUST be made \ - II ahead of the trap and a minimum of 20 ‘ I - inches above the floor . n Open dishwasher door and IL remove all shipping materials . Remove Drain hose to disposer . A bottom rack . Place a newspaper , large sheet of paper or a towel over bottom of dishwasher to prevent screws or other n Replace the access panel 19 items from entering the pump area t hose and toe panel . The toe panel must be when securing dishwasher to tor . positioned to contact floor . countertop . 20 ” minimum , If changing color of door and 20 clearance to floor access panel or installing custom panels , follow the “ To change door Personal Injury / Product Damage panel color ” and ‘ To change access Hazard panel color ” instructions , Panel E and . The dishwasher must be secured to back cover . If local plumbing codes permit , the countertop to keep it from tilting dishwasher drain hose may be when door is open . connected directly to disposer . Most l Do Not drop screws in dishwasher disposers have 7 / 8 ” connectors or tub . If screws should fall into pump , Congrafulations ! special connectors are available at pump and motor damage may plumbing supply houses . Be sure to occur . You have just finished installing remove the disposer plug before Failure to follow these instructions your new undercounter connecting the drain hose . may result in personal injury or dish washer . Keep lnsiallaiion ‘ All parts are available through your dealer or product damage . local hardware or plumbing store lnstruc tions avai / ab / e for easy reference . Product Damage n Secure dishwasher to counter - 13 top with two , No . - 10 x l / 2 ” Phillips - head Do Not sdder within 6 ” of plastic screws from parts bag . Remove paper water inlet valves . from bottom of dishwasher . Failure to follow this instruction could result in product damage . Equally spaced water inlet valve @ I \ - Rn 14 n Open door approximately 3 ” and check for equal spacing between inner door and tub sides . If necessary , loosen screws that fasten dishwasher to countertop and shift tub . Tighten screws . H Connect water pipe or tubing 10 dire & Iv to water inlet valve . Do Not run pipe or tubing across front of motor or dishwasher legs . Turn on water supply and check for leaks . wC heck electrical requirements . 11 Be sure you have correct electrical operation . Door should close easily supply and recommended grounding wtthout slamming and open with its own method . See Panels A and B for proper weight . If necessary , close door and connection . adjust both door springs by moving spring ends to different holes in base . n Take a few minutes to read the 16 Use and Care Guide to fully understand your new dishwasher . Panel D
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To change door panel color This panel is NOTE : The opposite side of the door narrower color panel is a different color . than access panel . File or sand edges of wood n Important : Run finaers alona Fg ; ; , + o avoid bottom bt retainer to c & k that - Personal Injury Hazard retainer is lower than the lower door Wear gloves and handle panels frame . , ” carefully . m Cut metal edges may cause personal To change access D injury or damage to other materials . color panel Figure 5 ( For models so equipped ) 1 Cut door panel to each end of clear access wnel retainer at when door is i’n Personal Injury Hazard open position . bottom of door I I panel . Then pull Wear gloves and handle panels Heavy - duty door springs must be used if retainer toward you . Set retainer aside . carefully . custom door panel weighs more than 4 Cut metal edges may cause personal pounds . Heavy - duty Door Springs Kit , injury or damage to other materials . Part No . 4318050 , is available from your local dealer or parts supplier . Maximum 2 n Slide panel ( s ) door weight is 8 pounds . down to clear 1n Push up console . Use both with thumbs on Wood access panel hands to bow top and each end of This panel is wider than door panel . bottom edge of door access panel panel ( s ) . Remove k - 23 - 5 / 16 ” top trim to panel ( s ) from door . unsnap trim . Do Not remove Remove top trim and set it aside . 4 - 7116 spacer . I 2 n Carefully All edges routed to 7 / 32 ” thickness . slide color n With desired 3 access panel Top view color facing out , upwards and , 7 / 32 ” thick insert one side of remove . Do Not door panel ( s ) into remove spacer . one side of door frame . n With 3 Figure 6 desired color 1 facing out , bow n Bow door panel ( s ) 4 1 n Cut wood door and access panels access panel and insert other side of using specified dimensions . Make sure and insert into door panel ( s ) into door wood grain direction matches cabinet access panel frame . wood grain . frame . Slide panel down into groove along bottom of access panel frame . n File or sand edges of wood panels 2 e control console ’ . to avoid slivers . I1I 1 / r A Dishwasher is subject to some humidity . Cover both sides and edges of wood n Push in on 5 panels with moisture - resistant sealer . access panel & U door panel ( s ) near frame . Tilt back of the top and slide trim down and slide into place . Snap panel ( s ) and n Push up at 3 front of trim down to cover top edge of spacer up inside each end of retainer access panel . bottom of control at bottom of door panel . Then pull console . retainer toward you . Set retainer aside . lower door To install frame customized wood Personal Injury Hazard n Lift up and hold panel ( s ) and 6 panels in door and spacer l / 4 ” above lower door frame . Wear gloves and handle panels access panel carefully . colorP Cut metal edges may cause personal Dishwasher door panel and access injury or damage to other materials . panel ( if model is so equipped ) can be customized to match wood cabinets . A standard l / 4 ” ( 7 / 32 ” actual thickness ) wood panel can be used as is for 4 w Slide panel ( s ) down customtzing the door and access to clear console . Use both panels . hands to bow top and bottom edges of color A door panel thicker than 7 / 32 ” , door panel ( s ) . Save color requires routing the top and bottom to a panel ( s ) and spacer for 7 / 32 ” thickness , future use . An access panel thicker than 7 / 32 ” , requires routing all four edges to a 7 / 32 ” . top of panel under control It is recommended that a cabinet - over lower edge console maker cut the customized panels of door frame because of the precise cuts required . while holding ( See Figures 5 and 6 . ) door panel ( s ) and spacer up . Wood door panel Cut accurately for a snug fit between door side frames . Note : Custom panel fii between , Not inside frame . between , not inside , door frame n Insert top of wood door panel 5 between sides of door frame about 3 ” n Snap 8 below console . Rotate wood door panel retainer down down against dishwasher door . Slide top into place . Push down firmly along entire edge of wood door panel under bottom length of retainer to make sure retainer is edge of console . Press lower portion of secure . Slide door panel ( s ) down . wood door panel in place between sides of door frame . Panel E
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If the dishwasher n Lift up and hold wood door panel 6 wO pen and close dishwasher 10 l / 4 ” above lower door frame . door . Door should close easily without is not operating slamming and open with its own weight . If door springs need adjusting , close properly . . . door and move door springs to different holes in the dishwasher base . Check these points : l Is the door closed tightly and latched securely ? l Has the cycle been set correctly to n Push up with 11 start the dishwasher ? thumbs on each end l Is the water turned on ? of access panel top trim to unsnap trim : l Has a house fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped ? Remove top trim and set it aside . / n Insert retainer over lower edge of door frame while holding l Has electrical power been interrupted ? wood door panel up . Note : If the motor has stopped 12 n Carefully because of overload , it will slide color access automatically reset itself within a few panel and spacer minutes . If after checking these points HS nap retaner 8 upwards and the dishwasher still does not run or down into place . remove . Save color access panel and complete a cycle , call for service . Push down firmly spacer for future use . along entire length of retainer to make sure retainer is If you need secure . Slide wood door panel down n Insert wood access panel into 13 assistance . . . access panel frame . Slide panel down into groove along bottom of access Check you Use and Care Guide for a panel frame . It may be necessary to toll - free number to call or call the dealer remove top mounting screws and tilt from whom you purchased this access panel forward to install some appliance . The dealer is listed in the wood panels . Yellow Pages of your phone directory under “ Appliances - Major . ” When you call , you will need the k n Line up dishwasher model number and serial edges of top trim number . Both numbers are on the ? SS with sides of acce serial / rating plate , which can be found panel frame . Tilt on the front frame behind the door . 9 n Important : Run fingers along 1 back of trim dowr bottom of retainer to check that retainer and slide into place . Snap front of trim is lower that the lower door frame . down to cover to edge of wood access panel . Part No . 3369093 Rev . B 01993 Benton Harbor , Ml 49022 Printed in U.S.A .
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