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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
INSTRUCTIONS D'INSTALLATION
LAVE-VAISSELLE SOUS PLAN DE TRAVAIL
Table of Contents .............................................................. 2
Table des matières .......................................................... 27
W10579129B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DISHWASHER SAFETY............................................................................... 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............................................................. 3
Tools and Parts......................................................................................... 3
Location Requirements............................................................................. 4
Drain Requirements .................................................................................. 6
Water Supply Requirements..................................................................... 6
Electrical Requirements ............................................................................ 6
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................... 7
Prepare Cabinet Opening—
Existing Utilities......................................................................................... 7
Prepare Cabinet Opening—New Utilities ................................................. 7
Prepare and Route Water Line ................................................................. 8
Install Drain Hose...................................................................................... 9
Install Moisture Barrier............................................................................ 11
Prepare Dishwasher................................................................................ 11
Make Power Supply Cord Connection................................................... 12
Determine Cabinet Opening................................................................... 14
Install Door Handle ................................................................................. 15
Custom Panel Dimensions ..................................................................... 15
Install Custom Panel............................................................................... 15
Choose Attachment Option.................................................................... 17
Prepare Water Supply Line..................................................................... 18
Move Dishwasher Close to Cabinet Opening ........................................ 19
Connect to Water Supply ....................................................................... 21
Connect to Drain..................................................................................... 21
Make Direct Wire Electrical Connection................................................. 22
Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening ................................................ 23
Complete Installation.............................................................................. 24
Check Operation..................................................................................... 26
If Dishwasher Does Not Operate............................................................ 26
Additional Tips ........................................................................................ 26
DISHWASHER 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.
WARNING
You Need to:
■
Slowly open dishwasher door while someone grasps the rear
of the dishwasher. Remove shipping materials and drain hose.
Close dishwasher door until latched.
NOTE: Each dishwasher is tested at the factory and may contain
some residual water in the tub as a result of the test.
■ Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
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■
Install this dishwasher as specified in these instructions.
■
Installation should be performed by a qualified service
technician. The dishwasher must be installed to meet all
electrical and plumbing national and local codes and
ordinances.
Care shall be exercised when the appliance is installed or
removed, to reduce the likelihood of damage to the power-supply
cord.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or injury to
persons, the installer must ensure that the dishwasher is
completely enclosed at the time of installation.
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Supplied in Kit:
Tools and Parts
Gather the recommended tools and parts before starting
installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any
tools listed here.
All Installations
Tools needed:
(4) Plastic studs (attached to each other by runners)
(4) Short screws (10-16 hex-head screw)
(4) Long screws (8-18 Torx® head screws)
(1) Template (located inside Use and Care Guide bag assembly)
(1) Instruction sheet (located inside Use and Care Guide bag
assembly)
NOTE: The screws supplied are used for only ³⁄₄" thick wooden
panel. If the wooden panel is less than ³⁄₄" thick, customer must
purchase screws locally.
Other parts you may also need:
NOTES:
■ Moisture barrier tape is recommended when installing a
dishwasher under a wood countertop.
■
Parts available for purchase in plumbing supply stores. Check
local codes. Check existing electrical supply. See “Electrical
Requirements” section. It is recommended that electrical
connections be made by a licensed electrical installer.
In addition, for first-time installations
Tools needed:
*Must be the proper size to connect your household wiring to
16-gauge wiring in dishwasher.
Other useful items you may need:
Parts needed:
Parts supplied:
Parts needed:
Make sure all these parts are included in the literature package.
If parts are not included, call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call
1-800-807-6777.
(4) #10 x ¹/₂" wood screws (if installing custom front panels)
†®TORX, T15, and T20 are registered trademarks of Acument
Intellectual Properties, LLC.
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Location Requirements
Grounded electrical supply required.
Do not run drain lines, water lines or electrical wiring where they
can interfere with or contact dishwasher motor or legs.
The location where the dishwasher will be installed must provide
clearance between motor and flooring. Motor should not touch
the floor.
Do not install dishwasher over carpeted flooring.
Shelter dishwasher and water lines leading to dishwasher against
freezing. Damage from freezing is not covered by the warranty.
A moisture barrier accessory (Part Number 4396277) is available
from your dealer for installing underneath the countertop.
Call 1-800-422-1230 to order. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
Check location where dishwasher will be installed. The location
must provide:
■ easy access to water, electricity and drain.
■
convenient access for loading and unloading dishes.
Corner locations require a 2" (5.1 cm) minimum clearance
between the side of the dishwasher door and the wall or
cabinet.
■
square opening for proper operation and appearance.
■
cabinet front perpendicular to floor.
■
level floor. If floor at front of opening is not level with floor
at rear of opening, shims may be needed to level
dishwasher.
Helpful Tip: Be sure to accurately measure dimensions and
ensure dishwasher is level if the floor in the dishwasher opening is
uneven (example: Flooring extends only partway into opening).
NOTE: To avoid shifting during dishwasher operation, shims must
be securely attached to the floor.
If dishwasher will be left unused for a period of time or in a
location where it may be subject to freezing, have it winterized by
authorized service personnel.
Make sure pipes, wires and drain hose are within the shaded area
shown in the “Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions” section.
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Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions
23⁷⁄₈"
(62.6 cm)
24¹⁄₂"
(62.2 cm)
B
B. For panel ready models, dishwasher
depth is 24" (60 cm) not including the
³⁄₄" (1.9 cm) custom door panel.
27¹⁄₂"
(68.8 cm)
C
®
C. For Pro Line handle, depth is
28" (70 cm).
³⁄₄"
(1.9 cm)
A
30"
(76.2 cm)
A. Insulation may be compressed
(not used on all models).
33¹⁄₂"
(85.1 cm)
min. with
wheels
removed
21"
(53.3 cm)
3¹⁄₂" - 4¹⁄₄"
(8.8 cm - 10.6 cm)
For 4" (10 cm) toe
kick, height of cabinet
opening is 34¹⁄₂" (86.3 cm).
Check that all surfaces have no protrusions
that would prohibit dishwasher installation.
3³⁄₄"
(9.4 cm)
34"
(86.4 cm)
min
D
NOTE: Shaded areas of cabinet walls show where
utility connections may be installed.
D. Measured from the lowest point on the
underside of the countertop. May be
reduced to 33¹⁄₂" (85.1 cm) by removing
the wheels and perforated area of insulation
(blanket) on dishwasher.
24"
(61 cm)
E
24"
(61 cm)
6³⁄₄"
(17.2 cm)
4"
(10.2 cm)
(4. 1³⁄₄"
4c
m)
3"
(7.6 cm)
10¹⁄₂"
(26.7 cm)
(6. 2¹⁄₄"
4c
m)
Clear
Area
6¹⁄₄"
(15.9 cm)
2"
(5.1 cm)
E. Minimum, measured from narrowest point of opening.
1³⁄₄"
(4.4 cm)
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Drain Requirements
■
A new drain hose is supplied with your dishwasher. If drain
hose is not long enough, use a new drain hose with a
maximum length of 12 ft (3.7 m) (Part Number 3385556) that
meets all current AHAM/IAPMO test standards, is resistant to
heat and detergent, and fits the 1" (2.5 cm) drain connector of
the dishwasher.
■
Make sure to connect drain hose to waste tee or disposer inlet
above drain trap in house plumbing and 20" (50.8 cm)
minimum above the floor. It is recommended that the drain
hose either be looped up and securely fastened to the
underside of the counter, or be connected to an air gap.
Electrical Requirements
Be sure that the electrical connection and wire size are adequate
and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70 - latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
You must have:
■ 120-volt, 60 Hz, AC-only, 15- or 20-amp, fused electrical
supply.
■
Copper wire only.
We recommend:
■ A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker.
■
A separate circuit.
If connecting dishwasher with a
power supply cord:
■
Use UL Listed power supply cord kit
(Part Number 4317824) marked for
use with dishwasher.
■
Power supply cord must plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet, located in the cabinet next to
the dishwasher opening. Outlet must meet all
local codes and ordinances.
If connecting dishwasher with direct wiring:
■
Make sure to use an air gap if the drain hose is connected to
house plumbing lower than 20" (50.8 cm) above subfloor or
floor.
■
If required, the air gap should be installed in accordance with
the air gap installation instructions. When you are connecting
the air gap, a rubber hose (not provided) will be needed to
connect to the waste tee or disposer inlet.
■
A hot water line with 20 to 120 psi (138 to 862 kPa) water
pressure can be verified by a licensed plumber.
■
120°F (49°C) water at dishwasher.
■
³⁄₈" O.D. copper tubing with compression fitting or flexible
braided water supply line (Part Number 4396897RP).
NOTE: ¹⁄₂" minimum plastic tubing is not recommended.
■
A 90° elbow with ³⁄₄" hose connection with rubber washer
(Part Number W10273460).
■
Do not solder within 6" (15.2 cm) of the water inlet valve.
Water Supply Requirements
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■
Use flexible, armored or nonmetallic
sheathed, copper wire with
grounding wire that meets the
wiring requirements for your home
and local codes and ordinances.
■
Use a UL Listed/CSA Approved strain relief.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Prepare Cabinet Opening—
Existing Utilities
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box or circuit
breaker box before installing dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
If the water line and the cable extend to the locations shown,
proceed to the “Install Drain Hose” section. If they do not reach far
enough, follow the instructions in the “Prepare Cabinet Opening—
New Utilities” section.
Prepare Cabinet Opening—New Utilities
Prepare and route the electrical supply
Option A, Power Supply Cord:
NOTE: A grounded 3 prong outlet is required inside a cabinet next
to the dishwasher cabinet opening.
Drill a 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) hole in cabinet side or rear.
See “Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions” section.
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Wood cabinet: Sand the hole until smooth.
Metal cabinet: Cover hole with grommet included with power
supply cord kit.
Option B, Direct Wire:
Helpful Tip: Wiring the dishwasher will be easier if you route the
cable into the cabinet opening from the right-hand side.
Route cable from power supply through cabinet hole (cable must
extend to the right front side of cabinet opening). Tape cable to
the floor in area shown. This will prohibit cable from moving when
dishwasher is moved into cabinet opening.
Prepare and Route Water Line
Helpful Tip: Routing the water line through the left side of cabinet
opening will make water connection easier.
Drill a 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) hole in right-hand cabinet side or rear.
See “Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions” section.
Drill a ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) hole in the cabinet side or rear.
Wood cabinet: Sand the hole until smooth.
Metal cabinet: Cover hole with grommet (Part Number 302797 not provided).
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Measure overall length of copper tubing for the water supply line.
Attach the water supply line (copper tubing or flexible braided line)
to the hot water line using a connection configuration that is in
compliance with local codes and ordinances. The water supply to
the dishwasher should have a manual shutoff valve located under
the sink.
Slowly route water supply line through hole in cabinet. (If you are
using copper tubing, it will bend and kink easily, so be gentle.) It
should be far enough into the cabinet opening to connect it to the
dishwasher inlet on the front left side of the dishwasher.
Route water line and tape it to the floor in area shown. This will
keep it from moving when dishwasher is moved into cabinet
opening.
Install Drain Hose
IMPORTANT: Always use a new drain hose. Check local codes to
determine whether an air gap is required.
If needed, drill a 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) diameter hole in cabinet wall or side
of the opening closest to the sink.
Route drain hose as shown through hole in cabinet to the front
center of opening where drain connection will be made. Tape
drain hose to the floor in area shown. This will prohibit it from
moving when dishwasher is moved into cabinet opening.
Slowly turn water shutoff valve to “ON” position. Flush water into
a shallow pan until clear to get rid of particles that could clog the
inlet valve. Turn shutoff valve to “OFF” position.
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1. Fit rubber end of drain hose to waste
tee and cut if needed.
NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section.
2. Attach rubber end of drain hose to
waste tee with a large drain hose
clamp (provided). Use pliers to
squeeze clamp open and move into
position. If the drain hose was cut,
use a 1¹⁄₂" to 2" (3.8 to 5 cm) screwtype clamp (not provided).
IMPORTANT: The drain hose connection of the disposer or a
waste tee must be made before the drain trap and at least
20" (50.8 cm) above the floor where the dishwasher will be
installed.
Helpful Tip: To reduce vibration of the hose, keep the hose away
from the floor.
Option C, Waste disposer – with air gap
Option A, Waste disposer – no air gap
Helpful Tip: Remove disposer knock-out plug.
Helpful Tip: Remove disposer knock-out plug.
1. Using a hammer and screwdriver,
knock plug into disposer.
2. Use needle-nose pliers to remove
plug.
1. Using a hammer and screwdriver,
knock plug into disposer.
2. Use needle-nose pliers to remove
plug.
3. Connect rubber end of drain hose to
air gap and cut if needed.
NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section.
3. Attach drain hose to disposer inlet
with large drain hose clamp
(provided). Use pliers to squeeze
clamp open and move into position.
4. Attach drain hose to air gap with
large drain hose clamp (provided).
Use pliers to squeeze clamp open
and move into position. If the drain
hose was cut, use a 1¹⁄₂" to 2" (3.8 to
5 cm) screw-type clamp (not
provided).
Option B, No waste disposer – no air gap
5. Use a rubber hose (not provided)
with screw-type clamps (not
provided) to connect from air gap to
disposer inlet.
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Option D, No waste disposer – with air gap
Prepare Dishwasher
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
1. Connect rubber end of drain hose to
air gap and cut if needed.
NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
2. Attach drain hose to air gap with
large drain hose clamp (provided).
Use pliers to squeeze clamp open
and move into position. If the drain
hose was cut, use a 1¹⁄₂" to 2" (3.8 to
5 cm) screw-type clamp (not
provided).
3. Use a rubber hose (not provided)
with screw-type clamps (not
provided) to connect from waste tee
to air gap.
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Helpful Tip: Place cardboard under dishwasher until installed in
cabinet opening to avoid damaging floor covering. Do not use
door panel as a worktable without first covering with a towel to
avoid scratching the door panel.
Using 2 or more people, grasp sides of dishwasher door frame
and place dishwasher on its back.
Install Moisture Barrier
(under a wood countertop)
1. Make sure the area under the cabinet is clean and dry for
installation of the moisture barrier.
2. Remove the backing of the moisture barrier and apply to
underside of the countertop along the front edge of the
counter.
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Option A, Remove Access Panel - Plastic Panel
Install a UL Listed/CSA Approved strain relief. Make sure screw
heads are facing to the left when tightening conduit nut. Strain
relief is provided with the power supply cord kit.
Using a flat-blade screwdriver, turn the plastic fasteners ¹⁄₄ turn
counterclockwise to unlock them. Remove panel. Do not remove
tech sheet from access panel.
Option B, Remove Access Panel - Metal Panel
NOTE: If using Option B, proceed to “Determine Cabinet
Opening,” to continue with the installation of your dishwasher.
Make Power Supply Cord Connection
Option A, Power Supply Cord:
Using a ¹⁄₄" hex-head socket, nut driver or Phillips screwdriver,
remove 2 screws attaching access panel and lower panel to
dishwasher. Do not remove tech sheet from access panel.
Route cord so that it does not touch dishwasher motor or lower
part of dishwasher tub. Pull cord through strain relief in terminal
box.
Using a ¹⁄₄" hex-head socket, nut driver or Torx® T20® screwdriver,
remove terminal box cover. Retain for later use.
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Select UL Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors rated to
connect your power supply cord to 16-gauge dishwasher wiring.
Connect wires black to black and white to white, using UL
Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/electrical under FAQ tab.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector in
terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Tighten strain relief screws to secure cord.
Remove the ground connector screw and place through the ring
terminal of the green ground wire. Reattach and tighten the
ground connector screw.
NOTE: Do not pre-twist stranded wire. Twist on wire connector.
Gently tug on wires to be sure both are secured.
Place wires inside terminal box. Insert tabs on left side of cover.
Make sure wires are tucked inside box. Close cover ensuring
wires are not pinched. Use ¹⁄₄" hex-head socket, nut driver or
Torx® T20® screwdriver and previously removed screw to secure
cover.
NOTE: Do not plug into outlet until instructed to do so.
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Determine Cabinet Opening
Measure height of cabinet opening from underside of countertop
to floor where dishwasher will be installed (you will need to
measure the lowest point on the underside of the countertop and
the highest point on the floor). Refer to “Dishwasher Height
Adjustment Chart” for wheel position and the number of turns
needed.
NOTE: If the minimum cabinet opening height is less than 34"
(86.4 cm), the rear wheels can be removed for additional
clearance. This will allow the dishwasher and perforated section
of the insulation blanket to fit into a 33¹⁄₂" (85.1 cm) high cabinet
opening, but the dishwasher will be more difficult to move.
Measurements are approximate. Wheels and legs are preset at
the factory for 34¹⁄₂" (87.6 cm).
Turn both leveler legs to the same height. Put wheels in the
required position determined from “Dishwasher Height
Adjustment Chart.”
Built-up floors: If the kitchen floor is higher than the cabinet
opening's floor - for example, the kitchen floor tile does not
extend into the cabinet opening - add shims as needed in the area
shown to bring the dishwasher up to 34" (86.4 cm) below the
countertop.
NOTE: Shims must be securely attached to floor to avoid
movement when the dishwasher is in use.
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Install Door Handle
(on some models)
Install Custom Panel
Follow steps below:
A customer supplied panel must weigh no more than 16 lbs
(7.3 kg) and must be made to specific dimensions. It is
recommended that a cabinetmaker cut the customer panel
because of the precise dimensions needed.
NOTES:
■ The handle for the custom panel is not included.
■
All mounting hardware supplied is for a ³⁄₄" (19.1 mm) thick
wood panel. If a thinner wood panel or materials other than
wood are used, it is the customer’s responsibility to obtain the
proper length screws and adjust the pilot holes accordingly.
IMPORTANT: Use a moisture-resistant sealer on both sides and
all edges of the panel to avoid damage from moisture.
WARNING
IMPORTANT: Do not scratch the front panel during this
procedure.
Remove the door handle and hardware bag containing the
setscrews and hex key from the cardboard box. Setscrews are
already installed in the handle. Place handle on mounting studs
with the setscrews facing down. Push the door handle tightly
against the door. Insert the short end of the hex key into the
setscrews. Tighten the setscrews ¹⁄₄ turn past snug.
Retain hex key with Installation Instructions.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Custom Panel Dimensions
Using 2 or more people, stand the dishwasher up.
NOTE: Do not install kick plate until instructed to do so.
Install the custom hardware handle(s) on the front of the wooden
panel inside dotted line.
IMPORTANT: If the handle is attached from the back of the
custom panel, the screw holes should be countersunk for the
screws heads to be flush with the panel. If the handle is attached
to the front of the custom panel, the screw lengths cannot exceed
the panel thickness.
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Using the template provided, attach it to the backside of the
custom panel with tape. Make sure that the center of the template
is aligned with the center of the wooden panel and top of the
template is aligned to the top face of the wooden panel.
NOTE: Do not drill deeper then ⁵⁄₈" (16 mm) to keep from drilling
through panel. Pilot hole depths given are for ³⁄₄" (19 mm) thick
panel.
Mark 4 pilot holes on the wooden panel using the template
provided. Predrill 4 pilot holes using a ³⁄₃₂" drill bit. Use tape to
mark the drill bit to gauge hole depth. Drill pilot holes
approximately ⁵⁄₈" (16 mm) into the custom panel.
Attach the 4 plastic studs to the wooden panel using the 4 short
hex-head (⁵⁄₁₆") screws provided.
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Check custom tape alignment with metal door slots; verify tape is
right-side up, and that the tape does not overhang the metal door
on the top, bottom or side interfaces. Remove the backing from
the custom tape by pulling straight down on the liner. Align the
custom tape to the keyhole slots on the metal door (see image)
and apply. Repeat steps for one side and then the other.
NOTE: The adhesive on the tape is aggressive, so proper
alignment and attachment to the metal door needs to occur on
the first try.
Align the studs on the custom wood panel to the keyhole slots on
the door assembly. Ensure that all 4 plastic studs are engaged in
the keyhole slots. Slide wood panel down until the top surface of
the wooden panel is flush with the top of the door.
Choose Attachment Option
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Open the door and align top edges. Predrill 2 pilot holes using a
³⁄₃₂" drill bit. Use tape to mark the drill bit to gauge hole depth. Drill
pilot holes approximately 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) into the top corners of the
door using hole in liner as a guide.
Use 2 or more people to move and install dishwasher.
IMPORTANT: The dishwasher must be secured to the cabinet.
There are two brackets found in the parts bag. Attach the
brackets using Option A if the countertop is wood, laminate or
another similar surface. If your countertop is marble, granite or
another hard surface, install using Option B.
Option A, Countertop attachment:
Remove the brackets from the package and insert into the open
slots on the left and right-hand top of the dishwasher collar as
shown.
Using a Torx® T15® screwdriver, install two #8 x 1³⁄₈" screws in top
corners to secure custom wood panel in place.
Using a pair of pliers, bend the tab down to secure the bracket in
place. Repeat this step for the other side.
NOTE: Do not attach the dishwasher. This will be done later.
Remove the short screws (3rd from top) on either side of the inner
door panel. Predrill 2 pilot holes using a ³⁄₃₂" drill bit. Use tape to
mark the drill bit to gauge the hole depth. Drill pilot holes
approximately 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) using the door liner hole as a guide
into the panel. Install the 2 remaining long screws.
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Option B, Dishwasher side attachment:
Prepare Water Supply Line
NOTE: Remove the brackets from the parts package.
Break off the end of the bracket along the scored line.
With another person holding the rear of the dishwasher to keep it
from tipping, open dishwasher door and place towel over pump
assembly and spray arm of dishwasher. This will keep screws
from falling into pump area when you are securing dishwasher to
cabinet.
Copper tubing only: Slide nut, then ferrule, about 1" (2.5 cm) onto
copper tubing.
NOTE: To avoid vibration during operation, route the water supply
line so that it does not touch the dishwasher base, frame or motor.
Push the plastic buttons out of the side of the tub.
NOTE: Save the buttons to cover the holes after dishwasher is
installed.
Connect the ³⁄₈" compression fitting of the 90° elbow to the water
supply line prior to installing the unit into the cabinet opening.
Attach such that the ³⁄₄" connection is facing upward as shown
above.
Copper tubing only: Put the tubing into the 90° elbow fitting as far
as it will go (the copper tubing bends and kinks easily). Slide the
nut and ferrule forward and start the nut onto the elbow threads.
Flexible braided connection: Secure nut to elbow using ⁵⁄₈" open
ended wrench or adjustable wrench.
NOTE: Do not use Teflon®† tape with compression fittings.
Push bracket into slot on the side of dishwasher, and bend tab in
toward the side of the dishwasher so that it keeps the bracket in
place. Repeat this step for the other side of the dishwasher.
NOTE: Do not attach the dishwasher. This will be done later.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
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Move Dishwasher Close to Cabinet Opening
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Use 2 or more people to move and install dishwasher.
With another person holding the dishwasher to keep it from
tipping, open and close the door a few times. If the door closes or
falls open under its own weight, the door tension will need to be
adjusted.
IMPORTANT: Double-check correct placement of utilities. Grasp
the sides of the dishwasher at the edges of the door panel. Tilt
dishwasher backward on wheels and move dishwasher close to
cabinet opening.
NOTE: Do not push on the front of the panel or on the console.
Panel or console may dent.
Helpful Tip: Temporarily tape utilities to the floor in the locations
shown to prohibit them from moving when dishwasher is moved
into the cabinet opening.
To adjust the door spring tension, unhook the spring from the rear
leg of dishwasher.
Using a ⁵⁄₁₆" nut driver or hex socket, remove the screw from the
tensioner.
The screw can be put into one of 3 holes (1, 2, 3) in the front leg of
dishwasher. If the door closes by itself, move the tensioner to a
lower-numbered hole and replace screw. Reattach door spring to
rear leg.
NOTE: Tensioners on both sides of dishwasher should be secured
at same holes.
Check that water line is on the left side of opening and drain hose
is near the center of the cabinet opening.
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Align front of dishwasher door panel with front of cabinet doors.
You may need to adjust alignment to be even with your cabinets.
When door is unlatched, if door opens by itself, move the
tensioner to a higher-numbered hole and replace the screw.
Reattach door spring to rear leg.
NOTE: Tensioners on both sides of dishwasher should be secured
at same holes.
IMPORTANT: If wheels were removed, cover the floor when
moving the dishwasher. Slowly move dishwasher completely into
cabinet opening. Do not kink or pinch water line, drain hose,
power supply cord or direct wire between dishwasher and
cabinet. Remove cardboard from under dishwasher.
NOTES:
■ It is all right if dishwasher fits tightly into cabinet opening. Do
not remove insulation blanket – the blanket reduces the sound
level.
■
If using power cord, make sure to route end through hole in
cutout before sliding dishwasher into cabinet opening.
■
For models with water softener, make sure that the drain hose
stays on the hanger that is on the right-hand side and is
tucked in on the side of the unit.
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Check that leveling legs are firmly against the floor. Close and
latch the door, and place level against the front panel. Check that
dishwasher is centered from front to back in the opening. If
needed, adjust leveling leg until dishwasher is plumb. Repeat for
other side of dishwasher.
Helpful Tip: Push up on front of dishwasher to raise dishwasher
off the ground to adjust front legs. With some installations, it may
be easier to adjust the front leg using the ³⁄₁₆" hex-head socket or
adjustable wrench.
Connect to Drain
Place level against top front opening of tub. Check that
dishwasher is level from side-to-side. If dishwasher is not level,
adjust front legs up or down until dishwasher is level.
Place towel under drain hose to catch any water in drain hose.
Place the small drain hose clamp onto the small end of the drain
hose. Push the new drain hose into the rubber drain hose
connector up to the drain hose stop.
Connect to Water Supply
Be sure rubber washer is properly seated in fitting. Slide the
³⁄₄" fitting of the 90° elbow up to the valve and hand tighten to
avoid cross-threading. Hand tighten until the coupling is tight.
Using pliers, check the tightness of the coupling. An additional
¹⁄₄ to ¹⁄₂ turn may be required to seal the rubber gasket.
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result.
Place paper towel under 90° elbow fitting. Turn on water supply
and check for leaks. If leak occurs, repeat previous step.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/watersupply under FAQ tab.
NOTE: Do not use Teflon® tape with compression fittings.
Using pliers, squeeze open the small drain hose clamp and slide
onto connector between stops.
After hose is connected, remove towel.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/drain under FAQ tab.
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Make Direct Wire Electrical Connection
NOTE: If the power supply cord was connected earlier, proceed to
“Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening” section.
WARNING
Option B, Direct Wire:
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector in
terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Route cable so that it does not touch dishwasher motor or lower
part of dishwasher tub. Pull cable through UL Listed/CSA
Approved strain relief in terminal box. Strain relief is not supplied
with the dishwasher. Owner must purchase a ⁷⁄₈" screw-in type
strain relief.
Select UL Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors (not
included) rated to connect your household wiring to 16-gauge
dishwasher wiring.
Form bare ground wire into a U-shaped hook. Wrap ground wire
hook clockwise around ground connector screw and under the
washer. Securely tighten ground connector.
NOTE: Twist on UL Listed/CSA Approved wire connector. Gently
tug on wires to be sure both are secured.
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Connect wires black to black and white to white, using UL
Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors (not included).
Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/electrical under FAQ tab.
Check that dishwasher is still level front-to-back and side-to-side
in cabinet opening.
Tighten strain relief screws to secure cable.
Open dishwasher door to prepare for securing the dishwasher to
the cabinet.
NOTES:
■ Do not drop screws into bottom of dishwasher.
■
If side mounting, you must drill pilot holes in cabinet to avoid
splitting the wood before installing screws. Locate brackets
on top of dishwasher and secure dishwasher to countertop
with two #10 x ¹⁄₂" Phillips-head screws (included). The
dishwasher must be secured to keep it from shifting when
door is opened.
Place wires inside terminal box. Insert tabs on left side of cover.
Make sure wires are tucked inside box. Close cover ensuring
wires are not pinched. Use ¹⁄₄" hex-head socket, nut driver or
Torx® T20® screwdriver and previously removed screw to secure
cover.
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Complete Installation
Option A, Install Access Panel - Plastic Panel
Check that top of door does not contact screws, brackets or
countertop. If it does, adjust leveling legs.
Place the plastic access panel against the dishwasher leg.
Open door and check that space between dishwasher cabinet
opening and tub is equal on both sides. If spacing is not equal,
loosen bracket screws and shift tub. Tighten bracket screws.
Check that the lower edge of the access panel touches the floor.
Adjust if necessary.
If securing with a side attachment, check that sides of door do not
rub against the screw heads. If they do, dishwasher must be
re-centered. When dishwasher is properly centered, replace
plastic buttons.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/anchoring under FAQ tab.
Using a flat-blade screwdriver, turn the fasteners ¹⁄₄ turn clockwise
to lock into place. The fasteners slot will be straight up and down
when properly locked.
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Option B, Install Access Panel - Metal Panel
Check that the lower edge of the lower panel contacts the floor.
Adjust if necessary.
Check that grounding clip is attached to the lower panel. Position
the lower panel behind the access panel. On some models there
is insulation on the access panel that must fall behind the
insulation on the lower panel.
Tighten access panel screws.
Hold the 2 panels together and place them against dishwasher
leg. Using a Phillips or ¹⁄₄" screwdriver, reinstall the screws through
the holes in the access panel and the slots in the lower panel.
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WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Check Operation
■
Read the Dishwasher User Instructions that came with your
dishwasher.
■
Check that all parts have been installed and no steps were
skipped. Check that you have all tools used.
■
Start dishwasher and allow it to complete the shortest wash
cycle. After the first 2 minutes, unlatch door, wait 5 seconds,
then open door. Check that there is water in the bottom of the
dishwasher tub. Check that dishwasher is working properly.
If the dishwasher is not working properly, disconnect power or
unplug dishwasher and see “If Dishwasher Does Not Operate”
section.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
If Dishwasher Does Not Operate
First try the solutions suggested here to possibly avoid the cost of
a service call.
■ Has the circuit breaker tripped or the house fuse blown?
■
Is the door closed tightly and latched?
■
Has the cycle been set correctly to start the dishwasher?
■
Is the water turned on?
If none of these possible solutions work, please see your Use and
Care Guide for service contact information.
Additional Tips
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Check that power supply
cord does not touch dishwasher motor or lower part of
dishwasher tub.
Reconnect Power
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Expect longer wash times. Your new dishwasher will average
2-3 hours per load, but use nearly 40% less energy than older
models. Designed with a low wattage, low energy consumption
motor, your dishwasher washes longer to ensure exceptional
cleaning. Certain models are equipped with an optical water
sensor so the first cycle will run longer to calibrate to optical
sensor. Selecting certain options could increase cycle time past
3.5 hours.
Rinse Aid is necessary for good drying results:
This dishwasher is designed to be used with rinse aid for good
drying performance and controlling hard water deposit buildup.
Energy efficient dishwashers use less water and energy, so they
depend on the water sheeting action of rinse aid for good drying
performance.
Start/Resume light may flash:
When pressing Start/Resume, you must make sure the door is
closed within 3 seconds. If you do not close the door within
3 seconds, the Start/Resume light will flash until you press it
again. (You must also do this when adding a dish during the
middle of a cycle.)
NOTE: If a braided supply hose is used, replace inlet hose after
5 years to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record hose installation
or replacement dates on the hose for future reference.
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