GE PDT720SGHWW Instructions / Assembly

GE Appliances
Installation Instructions
Built-In Dishwasher
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
WARNING:
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persons, the installer must ensure that the dishwasher is
completely enclosed at the time of installation.
• FOR PERSONAL SAFETY: Remove house fuse or open
circuit breaker before beginning installation. Do not use an
extension cord or adapter plug with this appliance.
• The improper connection of the equipment grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with
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in doubt that the appliance is properly grounded.
• If house wiring is not 2-wire with ground, a ground
must be provided by the installer. When house wiring
is aluminum, be sure to use UL-Listed anti-oxidant
compound and aluminum-to-copper connectors.
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the screws have been fully secured. This will ensure that
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will also be grounded.
CAUTION:
Do not remove wood base until you are ready to install the
dishwasher. The dishwasher will tip over when the door is
opened if base is removed.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Read and observe all WARNINGS and CAUTIONS shown
throughout these instructions. While performing installations
described in this booklet, gloves, safety glasses or goggles
should be worn.
IMPORTANT – Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions for the
consumer’s and local inspector’s use.
• Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions with your
Owner’s Manual for future reference.
• Skill Level – Installation of this dishwasher requires
basic mechanical, electrical and plumbing skills. Proper
installation is the responsibility of the installer. Product
failure due to improper installation is not covered under
the GE Appliance Warranty. See warranty information.
• Completion Time – 1 to 3 Hours. New installations require
more time than replacement installations.
IMPORTANT – The dishwasher MUST be installed to
allow for future removal from the enclosure if service is required.
Care should be exercised when the appliance is installed or removed,
to reduce the likelihood of damage to the power supply cord.
If you received a damaged dishwasher, you should immediately
contact your dealer or builder.
Optional Accessories – See the Owner’s Manual for available
custom panel kits.
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
• Tub trim does not interfere with the door
• Dishwasher is square and level at both the top and bottom
of the cabinet opening, with no twisting or distortion of the
tub or door
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• Drain hose is not pinched between the dishwasher and
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Installation Preparation
PARTS SUPPLIED
IN INSTALLATION PACKAGE:
#10
Hose Clamp
• Junction box cover and #10 hex-head screw
Drain Hose
Junction
Hex-Head
• Hose clamp
Box Cover
Junction
Box Screw
• Drain hose (approximately 78" long)
1/2" long
• Drain hose hanger
Drain Hose Hanger
#8 Hex-Head Mounting
• 2 #8-18 hex head screws to secure brackets to washer
Bracket Screws
tub frame
• 1 top trim piece (on some models)
Top Trim Piece
(on some models)
• 2 side trim pieces
• 2 mounting brackets for wood countertops or side
Side Trim Pieces
cabinets
• 2 #8-18 x 5/8" Phillips special head screws, to secure
dishwasher to underside of countertop or to side
#8 Phillips
Mounting
cabinets
Special
Brackets
Plug Buttons
Head Screws
• Literature, samples and/or coupons
Literature
5/8" long
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
• 90° elbow (3/4"hose internal thread on one end,
opposite end sized to fit water supply)
• UL-listed wire nuts (3)
• Masking Tape
Masking Tape
(if applicable)
Wire Nuts (3)
90°Elbow
Coupler for
optional drain
hose
Materials Needed for New Installations:
• Air gap for drain hose, if required
• Waste tee for house plumbing, if applicable
• Electrical cable or power cord depending on your
model, quick connect power cords are availble.
• Screw-type hose clamps
• Strain relief for electrical connection
• Hand shut-off valve (recommended)
• Hot Water Line–3/8" minimum, copper tubing
(including ferrule, compression nut) or GE Part #
WX28X326, flexible braided hose.
• WD24X10065 drain hose (12' long), if needed
Waste Tee
Electrical Cable
(or Power Cord, if applicable)
Air Gap
Strain Relief
Hand
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Valve
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
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•
•
•
• Tubing cutter
• Drill and appropriate bits
• Hole saw set
2
Hot Water Line
Optional
12' Drain Hose
WD24X10065
Level
Phillips-head screwdriver
1/4" and 5/16" nutdriver
Phillips-Head
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Screwdriver
Level
Carpenter's square
Measuring tape
Safety glasses
Flashlight
15/16" Socket
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15/16" socket (optional for skid removal)
Gloves
Pliers
For New Installations Only:
Hose Clamps
1/4" and 5/16"
Nutdriver
Pliers
6"
Adjustable
Wrench
Flashlight
Gloves
Bucket
Carpenter's
Square
Tubing Cutter
Measuring Tape
Safety Glasses
Hole Saw Set
Drill and Bits
Installation Preparation
PREPARE DISHWASHER ENCLOSURE
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installer must ensure that the dishwasher is completely enclosed
at the time of installation.
+ 1/4"
33-1/2”
to 34-3/4”
34-1/2"
Underside
Underside
ofof
Countertop
Countertop
to Floor
to Floor
This Wall Area
must be Free
of Pipes or
wires
• The dishwasher must be installed so that drain hose is no
more than 12' in length for proper drainage.
• The dishwasher must be fully enclosed on the top, sides and
back, and must not support any part of the enclosure.
24"
Min.
4"
Plumbing and Electric Service
Must Enter Inside This Area
6"
Cabinets
Square
and
Plumb
24"
Min.
CLEARANCES:
• When installed into a corner,
allow 2" min. clearance
between dishwasher and
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appliances. Allow 28-3/8" min.
clearance from the front
of the dishwasher for door
opening. Figure B.
Countertop
Dishwasher
25-1/2"
Figure A
Clearance for Door
Opening 2" Minimum
• The rough cabinet opening must be at least 24" deep, 24"
wide and approximately 34-1/2" high from floor to underside
of the countertop.
Figure B
DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
• Follow local codes and ordinances.
• Do not exceed 15' distance to drain.
NOTE: Air gap must be used, if waste tee or disposer
connection is less than 18" above floor to prevent siphoning.
DETERMINE DRAIN METHOD
The type of drain installation depends on the following
questions.
• Do local codes or ordinances require an air gap?
• Is waste tee less than 18" above floor?
If the answer to either question is YES, Method 1 MUST
be used.
• If the answers are NO, either method may be used.
Figure C
Method 1 – Air Gap with Waste Tee or Disposer
An air gap must be used when required by local codes and ordinances. The air gap must be installed according to manufacturer’s
instructions.
Drain Hose Hanger
Drain Hose Hanger
CABINET PREPARATION
• Drill a 1-1/2" diameter hole in the cabinet wall within
the shaded areas shown in Figure A for the drain hose
connection. The hole should be smooth with no sharp edges.
IMPORTANT –
When
connecting drain line to disposer,
check to be sure that drain plug has
been removed. DISHWASHER WILL
NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE.
Remove
Drain
Plug
18"
Min.
32"
Min.
18"
Min.
32"
Min.
Figure D
Method 2 – “High Drain Loop” with Waste Tee or Disposer
Tip: Avoid unnecessary service call charges.
Always be sure disposer drain plug has been removed before
attaching dishwasher drain hose to the disposer.
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Installation Preparation
PREPARE ELECTRICAL WIRING
Alternate Receptacle
Location in Adjacent
Cabinet
WARNING:
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY: Remove house fuse or open circuit breaker
before beginning installation. Do not use an extension cord or
adapter plug with this appliance.
18"
18"
Electrical Requirements
• This appliance must be supplied with 120V, 60 Hz., and
connected to an individual properly grounded branch circuit,
protected by a 15- or 20-ampere circuit breaker or time-delay
fuse.
• Wiring must be 2 wire with ground and rated for 75°C (167°F).
• If the electrical supply does not meet the above requirements,
call a licensed electrician before proceeding.
Grounding Instructions–Permanent Connection
This appliance must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and be
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
the appliance.
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
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.
This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must
be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING:
The improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor
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electrician or service representative if you are in doubt that
the appliance is properly grounded.
4
6"
Receptacle
Location
Area
1-1/2" Dia. Hole (Max.)
3"
from
Cabinet
6"
24"
from Wall
Figure E
Ground
Black
White
For models equipped with power cord: Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance; if it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified technician.
Cabinet Preparation & Wire Routing
• The wiring may enter the opening from either side, rear or the
floor within the shaded area illustrated above in Figure E and
defined in Figure A.
• Cut a 1-1/2" maximum diameter hole to admit the electrical
cable. Edges of hole should be smooth and rounded.
Permanent wiring connections may pass through the same
hole as the drain hose and hot water line, if convenient. If
cabinet wall is metal, the hole edge must be covered with a
bushing.
NOTE: Power cords with plug must pass through a separate
hole.
Electrical Connection to Dishwasher
Electrical connection is on the right front of dishwasher.
• For permanent connections the cable must be routed as
shown in Figure E. Cable must extend a minimum of 24" from
the rear wall.
• For power cord connections, install a 3-prong grounding
type receptacle in the sink cabinet rear wall, 6" min. or 18"
maximum from the opening, 6" to 18" above the floor.
• Use only WX09X70910 or WX09X70911 Dishwasher Power
Cord Kit.
Installation Preparation
PREPARE HOT WATER LINE
NOTE: GE recommends copper tubing for the water line, but if
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braided hose.
CAUTION:
Do not remove wood base until you are ready to install the
dishwasher. The dishwasher will tip over when the door is
opened if base is removed.
• The water supply line (3/8” copper tubing or flexible braided
hose) may enter from either side, rear or floor within the
shaded area shown in Figure F.
• The water supply 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 power cord
with plug is used, water line must not pass through power
cord hole.
1-1/2" Dia.
Hole
Hot
4"
Shut-off
Valve
2"
From
Cabinet
Cabinet Face
6"
19" From Wall
2" From Floor
Figure F
Water Line Connection
• If using a flexible braided supply hose, label the hose with the
installation date to use as reference. Flexible braided hoses,
elbows and gaskets should be replaced in 5 years.
• 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.)
• Water connection is on the left side of the dishwasher. Install
the hot water inlet line, using no less than 3/8" copper tubing
or a flexible braided hose. Route the line as shown in Figure F
and extend forward at least 19" from rear wall.
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• Flush water line to clean out debris.
• The hot water supply line pressure must be 20-120 PSI.
Turn page to begin dishwasher installation.
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 3: REMOVE WOOD BASE,
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS
STEP 1: PREPARATION
Locate the items in the installation package:
• Screws
• Junction box cover
• Drain hose and clamp
• Mounting brackets
• Trim pieces (on some models)
• Drain hose hanger
• Owner's Manual
• Product samples and/or coupons
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Damage will occur.
• Move the dishwasher close to the installation location and lay
it on its back. NOTE: Do not place the dishwasher on its side.
• Remove the 4 leveling legs on the underside of the wood base
with a 15/16" socket wrench.
• Discard base.
STEP 2: CHECK DOOR BALANCE
NOTE: If installing a Custom Door Panel (available
on some models), please
follow the instructions
found in the Custom
Door Panel kit.
Door
closes
within
20°
Approx.
1/2"
Door stays in
position from
20° to 70°
• With dishwasher on
the wood base, check
the door balance by
opening and closing
the door.
Door falls fully
open beyond 70°
Side View
Figure G
• Door is properly
balanced if, when
opened, it self closes within 20° from vertical, stays in position
from 20° to 70° and falls fully open beyond 70°.
• If necessary increase or decrease tension as shown. Some
models will have 1 spring on each side and other models will
have 2 springs on one side and 1 spring on the other side.
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• Screw leveling legs back into the dishwasher frame,
approximately 1/2" from frame as shown.
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will not require the 2 rear leveling legs.
STEP 4: REMOVE TOEKICK
• Remove the 2 toekick screws and toekick. Set aside for use in
Step 23.
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Side View
Custom
door
panel
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Front View
Increase
Tension
Decrease
Tension
Spring
hooked
to screw
inside leg
Make sure pulley cables
are within pulley shoulders
Figure H
Tip: Make sure door opens and closes smoothly.
Check door opening and closing. If door does not open easily or
falls too quickly, check spring cable routing. The cable is held in
place by “shoulders” on the pulley. Check to be sure cable has
not slipped over the pulley shoulders and is routed as shown.
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Remove 2
Toekick Screws
Dishwasher Installation
STEP 5: IF NECESSARY, REMOVE FLOOR
PROTECT (on some models)
STEP 8: POSITION WATER LINE
AND HOUSE WIRING
• Disconnect leak sensor wire
(on some models).
• Remove 2 screws from front of the
Floor Protect with a ¼” driver.
• Lower front of pan and slide out from
under dishwasher.
• Set aside for use in Step 21.
• Position water supply line and house wiring on the floor of
the opening to avoid interference with base of dishwasher
and components under dishwasher.
Squeeze connector at top
to release snap feature
4"
4"
Leak Sensor
6"
6"
Water
Line
House
Wiring
Floor Protect
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STEP 6: INSTALL 90° ELBOW
• Thread 90° elbow
onto the water valve.
Ensure rubber gasket
is located between
valve and elbow.
• Do not overtighten
elbow. Water valve
bracket could
bend or water valve
fitting could break.
• Position the end of
the elbow to face the
rear of the dishwasher.
Front of dishwasher
STEP 9: INSTALL DRAIN HOSE,
THROUGH CABINET
• Position dishwasher in front of cabinet opening. Insert drain
hose into the hole in cabinet side. If a power cord is used,
guide the end through a separate cabinet opening.
Water Valve
Bracket
90° Elbow
Fill Hose
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STEP 7: INSTALL DRAIN HOSE TO DRAIN
LOOP
Connect drain loop end to drain hose using the screw clamp
as shown in the figure.
Insulation
Blanket
House
Wiring
Power Cord
(If used)
Water
Line
Drain
Hose
Ensure drain hose is not
twisted or pinched
Maximum drain hose
length is 15'
Do not disconnect or remove high
drain loop from left side of dishwasher
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or noise concerns.
Position utility lines so they do not interfere with anything
under or behind the dishwasher.
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NOTE: The high drain loop on the side of the tub is designed for
better wash performance. Do not remove from the side of the tub.
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 10: SLIDE DISHWASHER THREE-FOURTHS
OF THE WAY INTO CABINET
IMPORTANT – Do not push against front panel with
knees. Damage will occur.
• Grasp the sides of the
front panel and slide
dishwasher into the
opening a few inches
at a time.
STEP 12: INSTALL MOUNTING BRACKETS
You will need the mounting brackets and 2 #8 hex-head screws set
aside in Step 1.
You must install the mounting brackets onto the dishwasher tub
frame top or sides prior to sliding the dishwasher into place under
the countertop. This dishwasher is capable of a true-flush installation
at a 24” deep opening. The mounting brackets have several
available attachment positions to accommodate different cabinet
constructions.
Install mounting brackets on top if the underside of
countertop is wood or wood-like material that accepts screws:
Do not push against
front door panel with
knee. Damage to the
door panel will occur.
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• As you proceed, pull the drain hose through the opening under the
sink. Stop pushing when the dishwasher extends about 6 inches
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• Make sure 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 dishwasher.
IMPORTANT -
After installing brackets and before
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them up as needed, so that they do not contact the top of the
dishwasher door and cause damage.
Top Mounting
STEP 11: INSTALL TRIM PIECES
In this step you will need the trim pieces set aside in Step 1.
Top Trim
#8 Bracket
Screw
Bracket
Dishwasher
tub frame
Side
Trim
Bend and break here
after installing if
counter has a short
overhang.
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Top View
Side
Trim
Side Trim
• If you are installing the dishwasher under a counter with a short
overhang, the countertop brackets may extend beyond the edge
of the counter. If this is the case, remove the excess length by
repeatedly bending the brackets at the front notch only until they
break.
Install mounting brackets on sides if the countertop is
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granite or similar material that will not accept wood screws:
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prior to attaching to dishwasher.
• Position the left-hand side bracket as shown. Repeat with the right
bracket.
Tub trim
Top
View
Door
Side Mounting
Dishwasher
tub frame
Handle
Do not screw into
cabinet face frame
• Select the top trim piece (See Figure R) and line up center to the top
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to the other.
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supplied
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(See Figure R for right side trim piece.)
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the latch
wires in
#8 bracket
screw
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Bend and break
here if necessary
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 13: PUSH DISHWASHER INTO
FINAL POSITION
• Open and close the dishwasher door to be sure it operates
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• Check the tub insulation blanket, if equipped, to be sure it is
smoothly wrapped around the tub. It should not be “bunched
up” and it must not interfere with the door springs. If the
insulation is “bunched up” or interfering with the springs,
straighten and recenter the blanket prior to sliding the
dishwasher into its final position.
• Slide the dishwasher into the final position by pushing on
the sides of the door panel. Do not push or pull the door
in a partially open or closed position when moving the
dishwasher. Do not use a knee or push on the center of the
panel. If you do, damage to the panel will likely result. Check
that the dishwasher is squarely positioned in the cabinet
opening at both the top and the bottom of the appliance prior
to mounting to the cabinet.
IMPORTANT – Before opening the dishwasher door,
be certain the edges of the dishwasher door panel are behind
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face. Refer to Figure U. If the dishwasher door is opened
when the edge of the door is against the face of the cabinet,
dishwasher door damage and cabinet damage will occur.
Door
Fits and
Swings
Back
Behind
Cabinet
Frame
Correct
Alignment
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Incorrect Alignment
will result in door damage
Door Catches
on Cabinet Frame
Tip: Prevent unnecessary service charges for panel damage
or wash performance.
Check dishwasher alignment prior to opening dishwasher door
to prevent panel damage.
Make sure utility lines are not trapped or crushed behind
dishwasher. Crushed lines will restrict water flow.
Do not allow tub trim to get
trapped by or come into contact
with the door
Check that tub trim does not
contact the door at all points
Tub frame
Tub trim
Top
View
Door
Top
View
Tub trim
trapped
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Handle
Tub trim may be trimmed if
necessary to ensure proper door
operation
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 14: LEVEL DISHWASHER
IMPORTANT –
Dishwasher must be level for proper
dish rack operation, wash performance and door operation.
The dishwasher must be leveled left to right and front to back.
This ensures the dish racks will not roll in or out on their own,
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without hitting the side of
the tub.
• Remove the lower dish rack
and place a level on the
door and lower rack track
as shown in Figure V.
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dishwasher by individually
turning the 4 legs on the
bottom of the dishwasher
as illustrated in Figure W.
• If your model has rear
wheels, the height of the
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the front of the dishwasher
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along with the 2 front legs
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on the bottom of the
dishwasher. Begin
the leveling process
with the front legs by
individually turning
the front 2 legs. By
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legs first, access to
the rear leveling bolts
is maximized easing
rear wheel
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front legs
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resulting
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appropriate
gap to
the upper
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and wheels until the dishwasher is level as illustrated in Figure W.
Ensure all 4 legs/wheels are firmly in contact with the floor.
• The dishwasher is properly leveled when the level indicator is
centered left to right and front to back. Also, the dishwasher door
should close without hitting the side of the tub.
• Replace the lower rack.
• Pull each rack out, about halfway. Check to be sure it does not
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Tip: Prevent unnecessary service charges. Verify dishwasher is leveled.
Pull the dish racks half way out. They should stay put. Open and
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hitting the side of the tub. If the racks roll on their own, or the door
hits the side of tub, relevel the dishwasher.
Dishwasher Installation
STEP 15: POSITION DISHWASHER, SECURE
TO COUNTERTOP OR CABINET
In this step you will need the 2 Phillips special head screws
from the screws set aside in Step 1.
The dishwasher must be secured to the countertop or the
cabinet sides. When the underside of the countertop is wood,
use Method 1. Use Method 2 when the underside of the
countertop is made of a material, such as granite, that will not
accept wood screws.
IMPORTANT – Prevent door panel and control
Method 2
Secure dishwasher to cabinet sides.
• Recheck alignment of the dishwasher in the cabinet. Refer
to Steps 13 and 14. Door panel and/or control panel must
not hit cabinets or countertop.
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2 Phillips special head screws provided. Refer to Figure X.
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panel damage. Do not screw into the cabinet face frame.
• Install plug buttons to the side of the tub well in the holes
provided.
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Surface
Countertop
Granite
Countertop
panel damage. Dishwasher must be positioned so the front
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or countertop. Mounting screws must be driven straight and
flush. Protruding screw heads could scratch the door panel or
control panel and interfere with door operation.
Method 1
Secure dishwasher to underside of wood countertop.
• Recheck alignment of the dishwasher in the cabinet. Refer to
Steps 13 and 14. Door panel and/or control panel must not
hit cabinets or countertop.
• Fasten the dishwasher to the underside of the countertop
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panel damage.
• Install plug buttons to the side of the tub well in the holes
provided.
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Wood Countertop
Side Brackets
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• Re-check that the dishwasher is squarely positioned in the
cabinet at both the top and bottom of the appliance after
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• Confirm all leveling legs are in contact with the floor to
prevent the dishwasher from rocking and ensure proper door
and latch operation
STEP 16: CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
Connect water supply line to 90° elbow.
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• Insert water line into 90° elbow.
• Slide ferrule against elbow and secure with compression nut.
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water supply line.
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closing the door.
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interference
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 17: CONNECT DRAIN LINE
The molded end of the drain hose will fit 5/8" through 1"
diameter inlet ports on the air gap, waste tee or disposer.
• Determine size of inlet port.
• Cut drain hose connector on the marked line, if required,
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• Connect drain line to air gap, waste tee or disposer using the
previously determined method. Secure hose with a screwtype clamp.
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portion of hose
• If a longer drain hose is required and you did not purchase
drain hose WD24X10065, add up to 66" length for a total of
144" (12 feet) to the factory-installed hose. Use 5/8" or 7/8"
inside diameter hose and a coupler to connect
the 2 hose ends.
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connection
with hose
clamps.
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With this method you will need the drain hose hanger set aside
in Step 1.
Fasten drain hose to underside of countertop with the provided
hanger.
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NOTES:
• DRAIN CONNECTION HEIGHT IS NOT TO EXCEED 72" ABOVE
BOTTOM OF DISHWASHER.
• TOTAL DRAIN HOSE LENGTH MUST NOT EXCEED 12 FEET FOR
PROPER DRAIN OPERATION.
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Waste Tee Installation
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Min.
Disposer Installation
IMPORTANT – When connecting drain line to
disposer, check to be sure that drain plug has been removed.
DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE.
Remove
Drain
Plug
Tip: Avoid unnecessary service call charges for a no drain
complaint.
Make sure excess drain hose has been pulled through
the cabinet opening. This will prevent excess hose in the
dishwasher cavity from becoming kinked or crushed by the
dishwasher.
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 18: CONNECT POWER SUPPLY
STEP 19: PRETEST CHECKLIST
If a power cord with plug is already installed proceed to
Step 19.
Review this list after installing your dishwasher to avoid
charges for a service call that is not covered by your
warranty.
• Check to be sure power is OFF.
WARNING:
If house wiring is not 2-wire with ground, a ground must be
provided by the installer. When house wiring is aluminum, be sure
to use UL-Listed anti-oxidant compound and aluminum-to-copper
connectors.
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#10 Hex head screw from the screws set aside in Step 1.
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strain relief.
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wire nuts of appropriate size to connect incoming ground to
green, white to white and black to black.
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mounting bracket.
• If using a Power Cord Kit, use GE part number WX09X70910
or WX09X70911 and refer to the included instructions.
NOTE: Do not remove the
Junction Box Bracket.
White
Ground
(Green)
AC
Jumper
• Open door and remove all foam and paper packaging.
• Locate the Owner’s Manual set aside in Step 1.
• Read the Owner’s Manual for operating instructions.
• Check door opening and closing. If door does not open and
close freely, check for proper routing of spring cable over
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tension. See Step 2.
• Check to be sure that wiring is secure under the dishwasher,
not pinched or in contact with door springs or other
components. See Step 18.
• Check door alignment with tub. If door hits tub, level
dishwasher. See Step 14.
• Check door alignment with cabinet. If door hits cabinet,
reposition dishwasher. See Step 13.
• Check that door spring does not contact water line, fill hose,
wiring or other components. See Step 13.
• Verify water supply and drain lines are not kinked or in
contact with other components. Contact with motor or
dishwasher frame could cause noise.
• Turn on the sink hot water faucet and verify water
temperature. Incoming water temperature must be between
120°F and 140°F. A minimum of 120°F temperature is
required for best wash performance. See “Prepare Hot Water
Line,” page 5.
• Add 1 quart of water to the bottom of the dishwasher to
lubricate the pump seal.
• Turn on water supply. Check for leaks. Tighten connections if
needed.
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Junction Box
Bracket
Ground Screws
• Remove protective film if present from the control panel and
door.
• Check that tub trim does not contact the door.
NOTE: All ground screws, brackets and wires must remain
intact.
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Dishwasher Installation
STEP 20: DISHWASHER WET TEST
• Turn on power supply or plug power cord into outlet,
if equipped.
• Select a cycle to run and push the Start button.
• Ensure the door is latched. Dishwasher should start.
• Check to be sure that water enters the dishwasher. If water
does not enter the dishwasher, check to be sure that water
and power are turned on.
STEP 22: POSITION INSULATION, PRETOEKICK, AND SOUND BARRIER
(on some models)
Skip this step if the sound insulation package is not supplied
with the dishwasher.
• Locate the sound insulation package and pre-toekick