Dacor DYF48BNDI Specifications

Installation Instructions
Discovery™ Built-In Refrigerator
42 and 48 Inch Models: DYF42BNDI and DYF48BNDI
Part No. 107310 Rev. A/W10565752
Table of Contents
Refrigerator Safety........................................................................1
Installation Requirements............................................................2
Tools and Parts............................................................................... 2
Location Requirements...................................................................2
Electrical Requirements..................................................................3
Water Supply Requirements........................................................... 4
Tipping Radius.................................................................................4
Product Dimensions........................................................................5
Door Swing Dimensions.................................................................. 6
Custom Panels................................................................................9
Handles.........................................................................................10
Custom Side Panels...................................................................... 10
Installation Instructions.............................................................. 11
Unpack Refrigerator...................................................................... 11
Reduce Tipping Radius................................................................. 11
Move the Refrigerator into House................................................. 11
Install Anti-Tip Boards................................................................... 12
Connect Water Supply.................................................................. 12
Plug in Refrigerator....................................................................... 13
Move to Final Location.................................................................. 13
Level and Align Refrigerator.......................................................... 14
Adjust Doors..................................................................................16
Install Side Panel(s)...................................................................... 17
Install Base Grille.......................................................................... 17
Complete Installation.....................................................................18
Water System Preparation............................................................ 18
Customer Service Information
If you have questions or problems with installation, contact
your Dacor ® dealer or the Dacor Customer Service Team.
For repairs to Dacor appliances under warranty call the Dacor
Distinctive Service line. Whenever you call, have the model and
serial number of the appliance ready. These numbers are found
on a label located on the right inside wall of the refrigerator
compartment.
Dacor Customer Service
Phone: (800) 793-0093, extension 2813 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Web site: www.dacor.com
Dacor Distinctive Service (repairs under warranty only)
Phone: (800) 793-0093, extension 2822 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
All specifications subject to change without notice.
Dacor assumes no liability for changes to specifications.
© 2013 Dacor, all rights reserved.
Refrigerator Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
WARNING
Important information to know about disposal of
refrigerants:
Dispose of refrigerator in accordance with Federal and Local
regulations. Refrigerants must be evacuated by a licensed,
EPA certified refrigerant technician in accordance with
established procedures.
Tip Over Hazard
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
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Installation Requirements
Tools and Parts
Location Requirements
IMPORTANT:
Your Dacor refrigerator can be recessed in an opening between
cabinets or installed at the end of a cabinet run using a side panel
to enclose the refrigerator.
ƒƒ Installer: Leave these installation instructions with the
homeowner.
WARNING
ƒƒ Homeowner: Keep these installation instructions for future
reference. Save them for the local electrical inspector’s use.
Tools needed:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
here.
ƒƒ Cordless drill
ƒƒ Drill bits
Explosion Hazard
ƒƒ Two adjustable wrenches
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
ƒƒ Phillips screwdriver
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
ƒƒ Small level
ƒƒ Appliance dolly
ƒƒ Torx
®†
T27 screwdrivers
ƒƒ ¹¹⁄32” nut driver
ƒƒ ³⁄8” and ¹⁄2” open-end wrenches
ƒƒ Hex key (5⁄32”)
ƒƒ ¹⁄4” and 5/16” socket drivers
ƒƒ Tape measure
ƒƒ Utility knife
Parts Needed:
ƒƒ Six #8 x 3” (7.6 cm) wood screws (longer screws may be
needed)
ƒƒ One or two 2” x 4” x 32” (5.1 cm x 10.2 cm x 81.3 cm) wood
board(s)
ƒƒ Minimum 7 ft (2.1 m) flexible codes approved water supply
line.
ƒƒ Consult a qualified cabinetmaker or carpenter to make the
custom panels. See page 9 for more information.
IMPORTANT:
ƒƒ Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
ƒƒ It is recommended that you do not install the refrigerator near
an oven, radiator, or other heat source.
ƒƒ Do not install in a location where the temperature will fall
below 55°F (13°C).
ƒƒ The floor must support the refrigerator weight, more than 600
lbs (272 kg), door panels and contents of the refrigerator.
ƒƒ The ceiling height must allow for side tipping radius. See
Tipping Radius.
ƒƒ The location should permit doors to open fully. See Door
Swing Dimensions.
ƒƒ The location must permit top grille removal. See Opening
Dimensions.
Opening Dimensions
ƒƒ To avoid tipping during use, the solid soffit must be within 1”
(2.5 cm) maximum above the refrigerator. If the solid soffit
is higher than 1” (2.5 cm) or one is not available, then the
refrigerator must be braced.
If the anti-tip boards are needed, they must be attached to the
rear wall studs 80” to 90” (203.2 cm to 228.6 cm) above the
floor. See Install Anti-Tip Boards for more information.
NOTE: A clearance of ¹⁄2” (1.3 cm) must be maintained above
the top grille in order for the top grille to be removed.
¹⁄2” (1.3 cm)
† Torx
2
®
is a registered trademark of Saturn Fasteners Inc.
Installation Requirements
ƒƒ Locate the refrigerator so that it may easily be pulled out from
the wall if service becomes necessary.
ƒƒ A grounded 3 prong electrical outlet should be placed as
shown in the illustration below. See Electrical Requirements
for more information.
ƒƒ The water shutoff should be located in the base cabinet on
either side of the refrigerator or some other easily accessible
area. If the water shutoff valve is not in the cabinets, the
plumbing for the water line can come through the floor or
the back wall. See Water Supply Requirements for more
information.
Electrical Requirements
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
BB
Dimension
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.
83¹/21/2”
(212.1
cm)
" (212.1
cm) min.
83
cm) max.
84
4" (215.3
84³/3/4”
(215.3
cm)
to bottom of solid soffit
Recommended Grounding Method
min.
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 Amp. fused, grounded
electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate
circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use an outlet
that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension
cord.
to bottom of solid soffit
77"
77”
(195.6 cm)
(195.6
cm)
IMPORTANT: If this product is connected to a GFCI (ground fault
circuit interrupter) equipped outlet, nuisance tripping of the power
supply may occur, resulting in loss of cooling. Food quality and
flavor may be affected. If nuisance tripping has occurred, and if
the condition of the food appears poor, dispose of it.
A
A
(see chart following)
(see
chart following)
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning or
removing a light bulb, remove the top grille and turn the master
power switch to OFF or disconnect power at the circuit breaker
box.
When you are finished, turn ON the main power switch or
reconnect power at the circuit breaker box. Then reset the control
to the desired setting.
24”
24"
(61.0 cm)
(61.0
cm)Min.
min.
See page 5
Model
Cutout Width A
Dimension B
DYF42BNDI
41½” (105.4 cm) to
41¾” (106.0 cm)
10”
(25.4 cm)
DYF48BNDI
47½” (120.7 cm) to
47¾” (121.3 cm)
16”
(40.6 cm)
NOTE: Flooring under refrigerator must be at same level as the
room. The face of the cabinetry must be plumb.
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Installation Requirements
Water Supply Requirements
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than
40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):
ƒƒ All installations must meet local plumbing code requirements.
ƒƒ Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse
osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if necessary.
ƒƒ The water shutoff should be located in the base cabinet on
either side of the refrigerator or some other easily accessible
area. The right-hand side is recommended.
NOTE: If the water shut off valve is in the back wall behind the
refrigerator, it must be at an angle so that the water line is not
kinked when the refrigerator is pushed into its final position.
ƒƒ Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill
after heavy usage.
ƒƒ If your refrigerator has a water filter cartridge, it may further
reduce the water pressure when used in conjunction with a
reverse osmosis system. Remove the water filter cartridge.
Tipping Radius
1” x 1”
(2.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
Be sure there is adequate ceiling height to stand the refrigerator
upright when it is moved into place.
ƒƒ The dolly wheel height must be added to the tipping radius
when a dolly is used.
Possible water
line locations
ƒƒ If needed, the tipping radius can be reduced. See Reduce
Tipping Radius.
Side Tipping Radius
6”
(15.2 cm)
1”
(2.5 cm)
6”
(15.2 cm)
The side tipping radius varies depending upon the width of the
model. Use the chart provided to determine the side tipping
radius.
ƒƒ If the water shutoff valve is not in the cabinets, the plumbing
for the water line can come through the floor. A ¹⁄2” (1.3 cm)
hole for plumbing should be drilled at least 6” (15.2 cm) from
the right or left hand side cabinet or panel. On the floor, the
hole should be no more than 1” (2.5 cm) away from the back
wall. See Connect Water Supply.
ƒƒ Install the water supply line only in areas where the household
temperatures will remain above freezing.
ƒƒ Do not use a piercing-type or ³⁄16” (4.8 mm) saddle valve which
reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a ¹⁄4” (6.4
mm) saddle-type shutoff valve. Make sure a saddle-type valve
complies with your local plumbing codes.
Water Pressure
A cold water supply with water pressure between 30 and 120 psi
(207 and 827 kPa) is required to operate the water dispenser and
ice maker. If you have questions about your water pressure, call a
licensed, qualified plumber.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT: The pressure of the water supply coming out of
a reverse osmosis system going to the water inlet valve of the
refrigerator needs to be between 30 and 120 psi (207 and 827
kPa).
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your
cold water supply, the water pressure to the reverse osmosis
system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa).
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A
NOTE: Tip on side only.
Model
Tipping Radius A
DYF42BNDI
93” (236.2 cm)
DYF48BNDI
96” (243.8 cm)
Installation Requirements
Product Dimensions
Side View:
Front View:
ƒƒ The depth from the front of the top grille to the back of the
refrigerator cabinet is 25 ³⁄8” (64.5 cm).
ƒƒ The width dimensions were measured from trim edge to trim
edge.
ƒƒ
The power cord is 84” (213.3 cm) long.
ƒƒ Height dimensions are shown with leveling legs extended ¹⁄8”
(3.2 mm) below the rollers.
ƒƒ The height dimensions are shown with leveling legs extended
¹⁄8”
(3.2 mm) below the rollers.
25³⁄8”
(64.5 cm)
23¹⁄2”
(59.7 cm)
*83³⁄8”
(211.8 cm)
*83³⁄8”
(211.8 cm)
84” (213.4 cm)
Power cord
B
(see following chart)
*3¹⁄2” (8.9 cm)
* When the leveling legs are fully extended to 1¼” (3.2 cm) below
the rollers, add 1¹⁄8” (2.9 cm) to the height dimensions.
Model
Width B (Trim edge to trim edge)
DYF42BNDI
42¼” (107.3 cm)
DYF48BNDI
48¼” (122.6 cm)
* When the leveling legs are fully extended to 1¼” (3.2 cm) below
the rollers, add 1¹⁄8” (2.9 cm) to the height dimensions.
Top View:
A
25³⁄8”
(64.5 cm)
Model
Width A
DYF42BNDI
41” (104.1 cm)
DYF48BNDI
47” (119.4 cm)
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Installation Requirements
Door Swing Dimensions
The location must permit both doors to open to a minimum of
90°. Allow 4½” (11.4 cm) minimum space between the side of the
refrigerator and a corner wall.
To adjust the door swing, see Adjust Doors.
Model DYF42BNDI
12 5⁄ 8 "
(32.1 cm)
411⁄2 "
(105.4 cm)
371⁄ 4"
(94.6 cm)
16 7⁄8 "
(42.9 cm)
413⁄ 8"
(105.1 cm)
477⁄8"
(121.6 cm)
90˚
110˚
130˚
90˚
110˚
130˚
Model DYF48BNDI
14 3⁄8 "
(36.5 cm)
44"
(111.8 cm)
39"
(99.1 cm)
19 1⁄4 "
(48.9 cm)
513⁄8 "
(130.5 cm)
437⁄8 "
(111.4 cm)
90˚
110˚
130˚
6
90˚
110˚
130˚
Installation Requirements
Door Panels and Cabinetry Clearance - Door Swing 110°
The custom door panels and adjacent cabinetry must be designed so that there is sufficient clearance for the doors to swing open. If
the refrigerator is to be installed close to the wall, see Door Swing 90° on following page.
Refrigerator to
Cabinetry Clearance
Door swing 110° actual size
Refrigerator
Side Trim
1 ½"
(3.8 cm)
1 ¼"
(3.2 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
Cabinetry
¼" (6.35 mm)
Hinge
½" (1.3 cm)
¾" (1.9 cm)
1" (2.5 cm)
NOTE: Allow ½ (1.3 cm)
clearance between
overlay panel and
cabinetry.
½"
(1.3 cm)
¾"
(1.9 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
Ove
1 ¼"
(3.2 cm)
rlay
1½ "
(3.8 cm)
l
l
e
Pan
e
Pan
ker
Bac
r
Doo
NOTE: Rout the hinge side of the
custom door panels to a radius that
is equal to at least half the thickness
of the panel if a 130° door swing is
desired. See Adjust Doors.
Spacer Panel
When the doors are closed the refrigerator will extend beyond the face of the adjacent cabinetry to some degree.
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Installation Requirements
Door Panels and Cabinetry Clearance - Door Swing 90°
Refrigerator to
Cabinetry Clearance
Door swing 90° actual size
Refrigerator
Side Trim
1"
(2.5 cm)
¾"
(1.9 cm)
½"
(1.3 cm)
90˚ Door
Stop Position
Cabinetry
¼" (6.35 mm)
Hinge
½" (1.3 cm)
¾" (1.9 cm)
1" (2.5 cm)
Overlay Panel
Backer Panel
Door
½"
(1.3 cm)
¾"
(1.9 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
1¼
(3.2 cm)
1½
(3.8 cm)
Spacer Panel
Allow a minimum of 4 ½” (11.4 cm) of space between the side of the refrigerator and a corner wall. More clearance may be needed if
thicker custom panels or custom handles are used. Do not overlook baseboards.
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Installation Requirements
Custom Panels
Overlay panel
Spacer panel
Spacer panel
The custom overlay panels allow you to blend the exterior of
your refrigerator into the overall kitchen décor, and to use custom
handles for additional design flexibility.
1/8"
(3.2 mm)
The custom panels must have backer panels attached in order
to mount them to the refrigerator. It is most common to work with
three panels, as shown in the graphic on the right. A decorative
overlay panel, a ¹/8” (3.2 mm) spacer panel or spacer strips and a
¼” (6.4 mm) backer panel.
1" M
(2.5
In some cases, your cabinet manufacturer may choose to work
with one panel routed for the different dimensions. Follow these
panel dimension and placement instructions to be sure that the
custom overlay panels will fit properly.
/ " to 3/4"
(1.6 to 1.9 cm)
Backer panel
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Overlay
IMPORTANT: Install the panels after moving
the panel
refrigerator into place. The weight of the overlay panels
cannot exceed:
/
ƒƒ 50 lbs. (22.7 kg) for the refrigerator door.
1 8"
Overlay panel
(3.2 mm)
ƒƒ 40 lbs. (18.1 kg) for the freezer door.
ƒƒ 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) for the top grille.
To minimize panel weight, you may use 2” (5.1 cm) spacer strips
around the perimeter in place of full-sheet solid spacer panels.
The spacer strips must be set in at least 1” (2.5 cm) from the top,
bottom and sides edges of the backer panel. If you use spacer
Side View
strips, it is also recommended that you use two 2” (5.1 cm) strips
Backer panel
horizontally centered for added support.
5/8" to 3/4"
1/4"
(1.6 to 1.9 cm)
1/8"
(6.4 mm)
(3.2 mm)
Top grille
Freezer panel
6 3/16"
(15.7 cm)
C
Backer
side
offset
½"
(1.3 cm)
G
F
G
71/4" (18.4 cm)
A
G
1" min.
(2.5 cm)
Door
Trim frame
Offset dimension
Refrigerator panel
B
G
Overlay panel
Backer panel
½" (1.3 cm)
Backer bottom offset
B
C
17¼”
23¼”
40¾”
DYF42
(43.8 cm) (59.1 cm) (103.5 cm)
DYF48
Backer panel
A
D
Decorative Overlay Panels
Model
Series
Offset d
1/4"
/
(6.4 mm)
Spacer panel (3.2 mm)
Spacer panel
1 8"
Backer
handle-side
offset
¹⁄8 " (3.2 mm)
70¹⁄2 "
(179.1 cm)
E
70¹⁄2 "
(179.1 cm)
72 ¼ "
(183.5 cm)
19¾ ”
26¾”
46¾”
(50.2 cm) (68.0 cm) (118.8 cm)
Backer Panels
Model
Series
DYF42
D
E
F
16¾”
22¾”
39¾”
(42.6 cm) (57.8 cm) (101.0 cm)
19¼”
26¼”
45¾”
DYF48
(48.9 cm) (66.7 cm) (116.2 cm)
G
Backer
bottom offset
¹⁄8 " (3.2 mm)
Backer bottom offset
¹⁄8 " (3.2 mm) G
G - Denotes top and bottom edges of backer
panel that slide into trim frame on door
and top grille.
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Installation Requirements
Handles
3
3
• Before installing a custom panel assembly, you must install the
custom handle hardware. The handle and handle mounting
hardware are not provided with the refrigerator.
• Dacor recommends handles with larger D-style pulls. Any
handle designed for use with an appliance should produce
satisfactory results. Handle kits are available through your
Dacor dealer.
⁄8” (9.7 mm)
⁄16” (4.8 mm)
Side Trim
• Handle kits do not include the necessary mounting screws
since screw length required varies with the total thickness of
the panels. The panel craftsman must determine and obtain the
proper fasteners for the application. If using screws with thick
heads, they must be countersunk into the panel before installing
the handles.
1
⁄16” (1.5 mm)
IMPORTANT: Dacor does not advise the use of single pull knobs.
B
3
⁄32” (2.4 cm)
NOTES:
A
ƒƒ The dimensions shown are actual product dimensions and
may not reflect the needed installation dimensions.
Trim frame
Door
C
20” typ.
(50.8 cm)
36” max.
(91.4 cm)
A. Countersunk screw
B.Handle
C. Door panel assembly
ƒƒ The side panel should be a minimum of ½” (1.3 cm) thick to
avoid warping.
ƒƒ If the opening depth is 25” (63.5 cm) or more, you may want to
install a support board on the rear wall.
Inset Installation Dimensions
1. Measure the distance from point A (as shown) to the back
wall. Add 1⁄32” (0.8 mm) to this measurement to allow the side
panel to fit into the trim.
2. If the panel is more than 3/8” (9.5 mm) thick, route the front
edge to allow the side panel to fit into the trim.
Handle Detail
Custom Side Panels
Custom side panels may be needed when not enough space is
available to have cabinets on both sides of the refrigerator or
when the refrigerator is placed at the end of a cabinet run. You
may choose an inset, flush or recessed inset panel installation.
Refrigerator and Side Trim Dimensions
Back wall
A
The width and height of a side panel are determined by the type
of installation you are planning.
Overlay
Recessed Inset Installation Dimensions
1. Measure the distance from point B (as shown) to the back
wall.
2311⁄16”
(60.2 cm)
2. Rout the front edge of the support board or attach a
3/8” (9.5 mm) board to hold the panel in the cabinet side trim.
Back wall
B
Refrigerator
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Installation Instructions
Unpack Refrigerator
WARNING
1. Grasp both ends of the top grille.
2. Push the top grille straight up, then pull straight out. Lay the
grille on a soft surface.
B
A
B
Tip Over Hazard
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
A. Top grille
B. Cabinet side trim
3. Remove the six screws attaching each cabinet side trim to the
refrigerator and remove the side trims.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Move the Refrigerator into House
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
IMPORTANT:
WARNING
ƒƒ If you receive a damaged product, immediately contact your
dealer or builder. Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
ƒƒ Do not remove the film on the outside until the refrigerator is in
its operating position.
ƒƒ All four leveling legs must contact the floor to support and
stabilize the full weight of the refrigerator.
ƒƒ Keep the cardboard shipping piece or plywood under the
refrigerator until it is installed in the operating position.
1. Remove and save the literature package bag taped to the side
of the refrigerator and the parts bag behind the grille. Remove
the four brackets (two on each side) that attach the shipping
base to the refrigerator bottom.
NOTE: Do not remove tape and door bracing until the
refrigerator is in its final position.
2. If necessary, reduce the tipping radius. See Tipping Radius for
ceiling height requirements or Reduce Tipping Radius for stepby-step instructions. If you do not need to reduce the tipping
radius, proceed to Move the Refrigerator into House.
Reduce Tipping Radius
(if required)
Before bringing the refrigerator into the home, be sure there is
adequate ceiling height to stand the refrigerator upright. See
Tipping Radius.
If you do not have adequate ceiling height to stand the refrigerator
upright, the tipping radius can be reduced by removing the top
grille and side trims (see the following chart).
Model
Reduced Tipping Radius
DYF42BNDI
88½” (224.8 cm)
DYF48BNDI
89¼” (226.7 cm)
Tip Over Hazard
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
1. Place an appliance dolly under the left side of the refrigerator
as shown. Be sure to avoid damaging the side trims and
handles. Place the corner posts from the packing materials
over the trims and handles as appropriate. Slowly tighten the
strap.
2. Place pieces of the shipping carton
on the floor when rolling the dolly
and refrigerator into the house.
Move the refrigerator close to the
built-in opening.
3. Place top of cardboard carton or
plywood under the refrigerator.
4. Stand the refrigerator up. First,
place the left bottom edge of the
refrigerator on the floor, stand
the refrigerator upright and then
lower the right-hand side of the
refrigerator to the floor.
5. Reassemble the trim and top grille after the dolly has been
removed from the refrigerator.
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Installation Instructions
Install Anti-Tip Boards
Connect Water Supply
IMPORTANT:
Read all directions before you begin.
ƒƒ To avoid tipping during use, the solid soffit must be within 1”
(2.5 cm) maximum above the refrigerator. If the solid soffit
is higher than 1” (2.5 cm) or one is not available, then the
refrigerator must be braced.
IMPORTANT: If you turn the refrigerator on before the water line
is connected, turn the ice maker OFF.
ƒƒ It is recommended that board(s) be installed before the
refrigerator is installed.
NOTE: If the existing water line meets the Water Supply
Requirements, see Connecting to Refrigerator.
ƒƒ Board(s) must be long enough to fully cover the width of the
compressor cover.
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
ƒƒ Locate the board(s) so the bottom surface(s) of the board(s) is
(are) 84” (213.4 cm) from the floor.
ƒƒ During installation, raise the refrigerator up so there is ¼”
(6.4 mm) maximum between the top of the refrigerator and the
bottom of the anti-tip board(s). Do not crush the compressor
cover when raising the rear leveling legs.
To Install Anti-tip Boards
1. Mark the stud locations on the rear wall 80” to 90” (203.2 cm
to 228.6 cm) above the floor.
2. Securely attach one or two 2” x 4” x 32” (5.1 cm x 10.2 cm x
81.3 cm) boards to the wall studs behind refrigerator. Use six
#8 x 3” (7.6 cm) (or longer) wood screws. The wood screws
must be screwed into the studs at least 1½” (3.8 cm). The
board(s) must overlap the compressor cover.
A
B
Install Saddle Valve
2. Turn OFF the main water supply. Turn ON the nearest faucet
long enough to clear the line of water.
3. Locate a ½” to 1¼” (1.3 cm to 3.2 cm) vertical cold water pipe
near the refrigerator.
IMPORTANT:
ƒƒ Make sure it is a cold water pipe.
ƒƒ A horizontal pipe will work, but drill on the top side of the pipe,
not the bottom. Doing so will help keep water away from the
drill and normal sediment from collecting in the valve.
4. Using a cordless drill, drill a ¼” (6.4 mm) hole in the cold water
pipe you have selected.
5. Fasten the shutoff valve to the cold water pipe with the pipe
clamp. Be sure the outlet end is solidly in the ¼” (6.4 mm)
drilled hole in the water pipe and that the washer is under the
pipe clamp. Tighten the packing nut. Tighten the pipe clamp
screws slowly and evenly so the washer makes a watertight
seal. Do not overtighten.
A
C
B
C
2” (5.1 cm)
D
A. Cold water pipe
B. Pipe clamp
C. Packing nut
D. Shutoff valve
6. Turn on the main water supply.
D
A. Center board 1/4” (6.4 mm) max. above refrigerator
B. Two 2” x 4” x 32” (5.1 cm x 10.2 cm x 81.3 cm) boards
C. Attach to studs with six #8 x 3” (7.6 cm) screws
D. Compressor cover
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7. Check for leaks around the saddle valve.
IMPORTANT: Before attaching the water supply line to the shutoff
valve, flush the main water supply line to remove particles and air
in the water line. Allow enough flow so that the water becomes
clear. Flushing the water line may help avoid filters and/or water
valves from becoming clogged.
Installation Instructions
Connect Water Supply (cont.)
Connecting to Refrigerator
Parts Supplied: ¼” to ¼” (6.4 mm to 6.4 mm) male to male
coupling.
Plug in Refrigerator
WARNING
1” x 1”
(2.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
Possible water
line locations
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
1”
(2.5 cm)
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
7”
(17.8 cm)
1. Set the control switch at top of cabinet to the OFF position.
2. Plug the refrigerator into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Move to Final Location
NOTE: The flexible codes approved water supply line can connect
to the supply valve through the floor or through the side cabinets,
as indicated by the gray boxes above.
WARNING
1. Unplug the refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Connect the 7 ft (2.1 m) minimum flexible codes approved
water tube to the water supply valve.
3. Flush the main water supply line to remove particles and air in
the water line. Allow enough flow so that the water becomes
clear.
4. Tape the water supply line to the floor, 7” (17.8 cm) from the
left side of the refrigerator. Tape along the length of the tubing,
which will allow it to pass beneath the refrigerator without
interference.
NOTE: Allow a minimum of 26” (66.0 cm) of flexible codes
approved water supply line to be loose at the front of the
refrigerator for connecting to the household water line.
5. Connect the water supply line to the refrigerator.
NOTE: If the main water shutoff valve is behind the
refrigerator, a secondary water shutoff valve may be installed
in line with the water supply line at the front of the product.
A. Household water line
B.Coupling
C. Bulb
A
D.Nut
E. Refrigerator water tubing
Tip Over Hazard
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
IMPORTANT: To avoid floor damage, make sure the levelers are
raised (not touching floor) and refrigerator is on rollers before
moving.
1. Place the top of the cardboard carton or plywood under
refrigerator. Remove dolly.
2. Do not remove the film on the outside.
B
C
D
E
3. Move the refrigerator straight back and evenly into the
opening. Be sure the refrigerator side trims do not interfere
with the door opening. Also, be sure that the water tubing is
not kinked and the power cord is on top of the refrigerator.
6. Turn on the water valve and check all connections for leaks.
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Installation Instructions
Level and Align Refrigerator
3. Continue adjusting all of the leveling legs to raise the
refrigerator until the top is within at least 1” (2.5 cm) of the top
soffit.
WARNING
NOTE: If an anti-tip board has been used, adjust the leveling
legs until the top of the refrigerator is within ¼” (6.4 mm) of
the bottom of the anti-tip board as shown. Do not crush the
compressor cover.
A
B
Tip Over Hazard
Refrigerator is top heavy and tips easily when not
completely installed.
C
Keep doors taped closed until refrigerator is
completely installed.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
2” (5.1 cm)
Failure to do so can result in death or serious injury.
IMPORTANT: All four leveling legs must contact the floor to
support and stabilize the full weight of the refrigerator. The rollers
are for moving the refrigerator and not for permanent support.
After moving the refrigerator to its final location:
1. Use a 5⁄16” socket driver to turn the leveling bolts clockwise to
extend the legs to the floor as shown. The rollers should be off
the floor.
A
A
B
B
A. Rear leveling bolt
B. Front leveling bolt
2. Adjust the leveling legs to level and align the refrigerator from
left to right and front to back so that the refrigerator is level
and aligned with the cabinetry. The cabinetry surface must be
plumb for the ideal fit of the refrigerator side trim.
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D
A. Center board 1/4” (6.4 mm) max. above refrigerator
B. Two 2” x 4” x 32” (5.1 cm x 10.2 cm x 81.3 cm) boards
C. Attach to studs with six #8 x 3” (7.6 cm) screws
D. Compressor cover
IMPORTANT: Adjust in small increments to keep from
damaging the cabinet trim and causing problems with the
door alignment or top grille fit. To avoid damage to the cabinet
or leveling legs, do not apply more than 50 inch-pounds (5.7
Nm) of torque to the leveling bolts. The leveling legs can be
extended to a maximum of 1¼” (3.2 cm) below the rollers.
Installation Instructions
Custom Panel and Handle Installation
IMPORTANT:
ƒƒ Install the custom handles prior to installing the panels on the
refrigerator.
ƒƒ Create custom door overlay panels according to the
specifications in the Custom Panels and Handles section.
ƒƒ Dacor is not responsible for customer installed molding or
decorative panels that need to be removed or replaced to
service the refrigerator.
3. Slide the panel into the top grille
channel and reattach the end
cap.
G.Panel
4. Replace the top grille in the
cabinet side trims and pull the
panel down slightly to lock it into
place.
G
Door Panel Installation
Handle Installation
Before installing a custom panel assembly, install the custom
handle hardware.
1. Remove all tape and door bracing from the refrigerator and
freezer doors.
Counter-sink the screw head into the back of the panel to allow
the panel to slide into place smoothly and for proper fit.
3. Remove the handle side and top trims.
B
2. Open the refrigerator and freezer compartment doors.
A
A
A
A. Countersunk screw
B.Handle
C. Door panel assembly
C
Side View
Front
Front View
View
Top Grille Panel Installation
1. Grasp both ends of the top grille. Push straight up, then pull
straight out. Place the top grille panel-side down on a soft
working surface.
B
A.Trims
4. Slide the custom panels into the bottom and hinge side trims
on the refrigerator compartment and freezer compartment
doors, making sure that the backer panel fits into the hinge
side trims.
B
A
B
B
A. Top grille
B. Cabinet side trim
2. Remove one end cap by loosening the nuts and sliding off the
end cap.
C
B.Panels
5. Reinstall the handle-side and
top trims.
E
C. Bottom rail
D.Nuts
E. End cap
F. Top rail
D
F
C
6. Remove the film from the screw
covers C. Slide or snap the
screw covers into the handle
trim section.
7. Check refrigerator level and
alignment. Adjust if needed.
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Installation Instructions
Adjust Doors
Door Height Adjustment
Use the following steps to adjust the door height, up or down,
after the doors have been leveled.
1. Open the freezer or refrigerator door. Locate the bottom hinge
and remove the door stop screw.
2. Remove the door stop screw from the bottom side of the hinge
with a ³⁄8” open end wrench.
5. After adjusting, check the doors to make sure they are even at
the top and bottom. If the doors are not even, continue to turn
the bushing to adjust the door height.
6. Replace the locking plate.
7. Turn the bushing slightly to align the hinge and locking plate
screw holes.
8. Replace the door stop screw or screws and tighten.
9. Make a final recheck to make sure the doors are aligned and
even.
Door Swing Adjustment
1. Check that the refrigerator door can open freely. If the door
opens too wide, remove the door stop screw or screws
(depending on your model) from the bottom hinge. See Door
Height Adjustment earlier in this section.
2. Hold the door open to a position that is less than 90°.
3. Replace the door stop screw or screws in the bottom hinge
and tighten.
A
B
C
A.Bushing
B. Door stop screw
C. Locking plate
3. Remove the locking plate as shown.
B
C
A
A.130°
B. 110° (depends on model)
C.90°
4. Turn the bushing located underneath the bottom of the hinge
using a ½” open end wrench. Turning the bushing to the left
(counterclockwise) will raise the door. Turning the bushing
right (clockwise) will lower the door.
Door-to-Door or Door-to-Refrigerator Trim
Adjustment
®
1. Loosen, but do not remove, the four Torx 27 flat-head
mounting screws and the two ¼” hex head mounting screws.
2. Adjust the top hinge of either door to align it with the other
door or the refrigerator trim.
®
3. Tighten the four Torx 27 flat-head mounting screws to a
torque of approximately 100 inch-pounds (11.3 Nm) and
tighten the two ¼” hex head mounting screws.
A
B
®
A.Torx 27 flat-head mounting screws
B. 1/4” hex-head mounting screws
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Installation Instructions
Install Side Panel(s)
3. Snap the skirt onto the base grille.
If the built-in area depth is 25” (63.5 cm) or more, the side panels
can be installed inside the side trim or attached to the outside of
the side trim.
IMPORTANT: Dacor is not responsible for customer installed
molding or decorative panels that need to be removed or replaced
to service the refrigerator.
1. For the inside side trim piece, slide the front edge of the
routed side panel into the trim piece.
A
2. Nail the rear edge of the panel to the support board.
B
A
A. Base grille
B.Skirt
4. Trim the skirt by scoring the
proper “V” groove with a utility
knife. Break the skirt at the
score line.
C
C. “V” groove
5. Using the two screws, attach the base grille assembly to the
refrigerator as shown.
NOTE: Drive in the right side screw first.
B
A. Support board (mounted to back wall)
B. Cab side trim
Install Base Grille
There are two pieces to the base grille to allow for a custom fit:
the base grille itself and the skirt. The skirt can be added to the
base grille in order to extend it all the way to the floor.
1. To see if the skirt is needed, place the base grille into position.
Do not attach the base grille to the refrigerator. Measure the
distance between the bottom of the base grille and the floor.
The gap must be a minimum of ½” (1.3 cm) in order to add the
skirt.
NOTE: If the gap measures less than ½” (1.3 cm), skip steps 3
and 4 of the instructions, and install the base grille only.
D
D. Screws (2)
2. Remove the film from the base grille.
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Installation Instructions
Complete Installation
1. Turn the water supply line valve to the “Open” position.
2. Turn the refrigerator switch to the ON position. See Power On/
Off Switch in the use and care manual for instructions. Wait a
few minutes. Check the water line connections for leaks.
3. Remove all boxes, parts packages and packing materials from
the interior of the refrigerator. See the Care and Cleaning
section in the use and care manual for instructions. Remove
the film and cardboard from the grille and doors or door frame,
depending on your model.
4. Install the shelves and bins in the refrigerator and freezer
compartments.
5. The controls are preset at the factory to the midpoint setting.
Check that the compressor is operating properly and that all
the lights are working.
6. Flush the water system before use. See below.
Water System Preparation
Please read before using the water system.
IMPORTANT: After connecting the refrigerator to a water source
or replacing the water filter, follow the steps below to make sure
that the water system is properly cleaned.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction
may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
filterable cysts.
1. Turn on the ice maker. Lower the wire shutoff arm as shown.
2. Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice.
3. Allow 3 days to completely fill ice container. Fill and discard
three full containers of ice to prepare the water filter for use,
before using the ice.
4. Depending on your model, you may want to select the
maximum ice feature to increase the production of ice.
To get the most efficient use from your new built-in refrigerator,
read your use and care manual. Keep Installation Instructions and
the use and care manual near the refrigerator for easy reference.
Any questions or problems with this installation should be directed
to your Dacor dealer or the Dacor Customer Service Team at
(800) 793-0093 or visit our web site at www.dacor.com.
If you need service, be sure to have the model and serial
numbers when you call. You’ll find these numbers on the serial
number plate, located on the right hand side of the fresh food
compartment.
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