Installation
Instructions
Built-In Dishwashers
*Custom front panel models include a kit that
contains a template, hardware and panel
installation instructions. Refer to the kit
instructions when installing the custom panel.
31-30246
10-08 JR
Safety Information
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
•
Read these instructions completely and carefully.
•
IMPORTANT
— Save these instructions for
local inspector’s use. Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
• If you received a damaged dishwasher, you should
immediately contact your dealer or builder.
READ CAREFULLY.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
• Note to Installer — Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
• Note to Consumer — Keep these instructions
with your Owner’s Manual for future reference.
•
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Skill Level — Installation of this dishwasher requires
Read and observe all CAUTION and WARNINGS shown
throughout these instructions.
basic mechanical and electrical skills. Proper
installation is the responsibility of the installer.
Product failure due to improper installation is not
covered under the GE Appliance Warranty.
•
IMPORTANT
— The dishwasher MUST
be installed to allow for future removal from
the enclosure if service is required.
While performing installations described in this booklet,
gloves, safety glasses or goggles should be worn.
For Monogram local service in your area, 1.800.444.1845.
For Monogram parts and accessories, call 1.800.626.2002.
For Monogram parts and accessories in Canada,
call 1.800.561.3344.
Completion Time — 1 to 3 Hours.
New installations require more time than replacement
installations.
CONTENTS
Step 8, Install 90° Elbow..................................................................9
Step 9, Position Water Line and Housing Wiring ................9
Step 10, Install Drain Hose to Dishwasher Drain Port......9
Step 11, Insert Drain Hose Through Cabinet......................10
Step 12, Slide Dishwasher
Three-Fourths of the Way Into Cabinet................................10
Step 13, Slide Dishwasher Into Final Position ............10, 11
Step 14, Level Dishwasher ..........................................................11
Step 15, Secure Dishwasher
to Countertop or Cabinet ............................................................12
Step 16, Connect Water Supply ..............................................12
Step 17, Connect Drain Line ......................................................13
Step 18, Connect Power Supply ..............................................14
Step 19, Pretest Checklist ............................................................14
Step 20, Dishwasher Wet Test ..................................................15
Step 21, Set Water Hardness ....................................................15
Step 22, Install Sound Upgrade Kit if Equipped ................15
Step 23, Install ToeKick ..............................................Back Cover
Step 24, Literature ........................................................Back Cover
Installation Preparation
Parts Supplied......................................................................................3
Materials You Will Need ..................................................................3
Tools You Will Need ..........................................................................3
Advance Planning ..............................................................................4
Prepare Dishwasher Enclosure....................................................4
Prepare Drain Plumbing..................................................................5
Prepare Electrical Wiring ................................................................6
Prepare Hot Water Line ..................................................................7
Installation Instructions
Step 1, Locate Installation Items ................................................7
Step 2, Install Trim Pieces ..............................................................7
Step 3, Check Door Balance..........................................................8
Step 4, Remove Wood Base, Install Leveling Legs ............8
Step 5, Remove ToeKick ..................................................................8
Step 6, Remove ToeKick Brace ....................................................8
Step 7, Install Power Cord ..............................................................9
2
Installation Preparation
PARTS SUPPLIED:
Side Trim
• Two #8-18 x 5/8" Phillips special-head
screws, to secure dishwasher to underside
of countertop or sides of cabinets.
• Junction box cover and #10-1/2" hex
head screw
• Side and top trim
• Sound upgrade kit (some models)
• Drain hose (78"), drain hose hanger
and hose clamp
• Literature, Product Samples
and/or coupons
• Hard water test strip
(Models with Bulk Dispenser)
Side Trim
#10 Hex Head
J-Box Screw
1/2" Long
#8 Phillips Special-Head
Screws 5/8" Long
Top Trim
Trim Pieces
Drain Hose (78")
Junction Box Cover
Sound Upgrade
Kit (Some Models)
Hard Water Test Strip
(Models with Bulk Dispenser)
Drain Hose Hanger
Hose Clamp
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
• Ferrule, compression nut and 90° Elbow (3/8" NPT
external thread on one end, opposite end sized to fit
water supply)
• Thread seal tape
• UL-Listed wire nuts (3)
Hand
Shut-Off
Valve
90° Elbow, Ferrule and
Compression Nut
Thread
Seal Tape
Wire Nuts (3)
Materials For New Installations Only:
• Air gap for drain hose, if required
• Waste tee for house plumbing, if applicable
• Electrical cable or power cord, if applicable
• Screw-type hose clamps
• Strain relief for electrical connection
• Hand shut-off valve
• Water line 3/8" min. copper
• Coupler for extending drain line, if applicable
• GPF10L 10' drain hose, if needed
Hot Water Line
Electrical Cable
(or Power Cord, if applicable)
GPF10L
10' Drain Hose
Screw-Type
Hose Clamps
Coupler
Waste Tee
Air Gap
Strain Relief
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
• Phillips-head screwdriver
Phillips-Head
• 5/16" and 1/4" nutdriver
Screwdriver
• 6" Adjustable wrench
• Level
• Carpenter's square
• Measuring tape
• Safety glasses
• Flashlight
• Bucket to catch water when flushing the line
• 15/16" socket (optional for skid removal)
• Gloves
For New Installations Only:
Level
1/4" and 5/16"
Nutdriver
6" Adjustable
Wrench
Carpenter's
Square
Tubing Cutter
15/16" Socket
Measuring Tape
Gloves
Flashlight
• Tubing cutter
• Drill and appropriate bits
• Hole saw set
Drill and Bits
Safety Glasses
Hole Saw Set
3
Bucket
Installation Preparation
ADVANCE PLANNING
• These dishwashers are designed for versatility,
adaptable to virtually any installation.
• All models have a full-length door without
the traditional access panel.
• These dishwashers may be installed beneath
countertops of stone or other materials that will
not accept screws. No trim kit required.
PREPARE DISHWASHER ENCLOSURE
WARNING
This Wall Area
must be Free of
Pipes or wires
34-1/2" ± 1/4"
Underside of
Countertop
to Floor
24"Min.
5"
5"
4"
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.
Cabinets
Square
and
Plumb
4"
6"
24"Min.
34"
Adjustable
to 35"
Floor MUST
be Even with
Room Floor
Figure A
24"
24"
Special consideration for a dishwasher
installed on a elevated platform
The elevated platform must be flat
and level.
• The dishwasher must be installed no
more than 10 feet from a sink for proper
drainage.
• The dishwasher must be fully enclosed
on the top, sides and back.
• The dishwasher must not support any
part of the enclosure.
Figure B
Countertop
*Dishwasher models ZBD6900PII and ZBD8900PII require a 3/4" thick
custom panel and will be 24-3/4" deep.
Dishwasher
• 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.
• The back wall should be free of pipes or wires.
• Adjacent cabinets should be square and plumb
to ensure a good fit (Figure A).
• For a corner installation, allow 2" minimum
clearance between the dishwasher and the
adjacent wall.
• Plumbing and electrical service must enter
the shaded area.
• The dishwasher must be installed so that the drain
hose is no more than 10 feet in length for proper
drainage.
• Provide at least 28-3/8" in front of the dishwasher to
allow the dishwasher door to open fully (Figure B).
• Make sure the floor is level inside the opening and
even with the finished floor of the kitchen. This will
facilitate removal of the dishwasher at a later date
for service, if needed.
28-3/8"Min.
2" Minimum
CLEARANCES: In a corner
installation, provide at least
2" clearance between the
dishwasher and the adjacent
cabinet, wall or other
appliance.
Provide at least 28-3/8" of
clearance in front of the
dishwasher (Figure B).
4
Installation Preparation
Method 1—Air Gap with Waste Tee or Disposer
PREPARE DRAIN PLUMBING
Drain Requirements
• Drain hose must not exceed 10 feet in length.
• A high drain loop or air gap is required. See below.
Drain Method
The type of drain installation depends on the
following:
• Do local codes or ordinances require an air gap?
• Is waste tee less than 18" above the floor?
If the answer to either question is yes, an air gap
must be used. Refer to Method 1 (Figure C) in the
adjacent illustrations.
If both answers are no, either an air gap or high drain
loop may be used. Refer to Method 1 (Figure C) or
Method 2 (Figure D) in the adjacent illustrations.
NOTE: Drain hose elevation must not exceed 48".
Waste Tee Installation
Figure C
Disposer Installation
Method 2—“High Drain Loop” with Waste Tee or
Disposer
Use the drain hose hanger included in the installation
kit to attach the drain hose to the underside of the
countertop. Attachment will be made in a later step.
Install waste tee or disposer and the air gap according
to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Special consideration for a dishwasher installed
on a elevated platform
lf the dishwasher is installed on an elevated platform,
a high drain loop of at least 32" above the platform
must be provided in addition to the air gap or drain
loop requirement determined above. This is
necessary for proper drain performance.
18"
Min.
CAUTION: An air gap MUST BE USED if
Waste Tee Installation
the drain hose is connected to waste tee or disposer
lower than 18" above the floor level. Failure to provide
the proper drain connection height with an air gap or
32" minimum high drain loop will result in improper
draining of the dishwasher, which may cause
damage.
32"
Min.
32"
Min.
18"
Min.
Figure D
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.
Cabinet Preparation for drain line
Drill a 1-1/2" dia. hole in the cabinet wall within the
shaded areas shown in Figure A for the drain hose.
Make sure there are no sharp edges. The drain hose
will be passed through this hole and connected to
the drain in a later step.
5
Remove
Hopper
Plug
Installation Preparation
PREPARE ELECTRICAL WIRING
WARNING
Alternate
Receptacle
Location
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 (176°F).
• If the electrical supply does not meet the above
requirements, call a licensed electrician before
proceeding.
6"
Receptacle
Location Area
Figure E
1-1/2" Dia.
Hole (Max.)
6"
3" from
Cabinet
24" from
Wall
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.
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.
Cabinet Preparation and Wire Routing
• The wiring may enter the opening from either
side, rear or the floor within the shaded area
dimensioned in Figure A and illustrated above.
• Cut a 1-1/2" max. dia. hole to admit the electrical
cable. Cable direct 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.
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 equipment-grounding 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.
Electrical Connection to Dishwasher
Electrical connection is on the right front of dishwasher.
• For cable direct 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" max. from the opening,
6" to 18" above the floor. The receptacle must be
accessible and therefore cannot be installed in
the back wall of the dishwasher enclosure.
WARNING
The improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk
of electric shock. Check with a qualified
electrician or service representative if you
are in doubt that the appliance is properly
grounded.
6
Installation Instructions
STEP 1 LOCATE INSTALLATION ITEMS
PREPARE HOT WATER SUPPLY
• Locate the items in the installation package and set
aside for use in the listed steps.
• Trim pieces – Step 2
• Junction box cover – Step 7 or Step 18
• Drain hose and clamp – Step 10
• Screw kit – Step 15
• Drain hose hanger – Step 17
• Owner’s Manual – Step 19 and Step 24
• Hard water test strip – Step 21
• Sound upgrade kit (selected models) – Step 22
• Product samples and/or coupons – Step 24
Hot Water Line
• The line may enter from either side, rear or floor within
the shaded area shown in Figure F.
• The line may pass through the same hole as the
electrical cable and drain hose, or an additional
1-1/2" diameter hole may be cut to accommodate
the water line. If a power cord with plug is used, the
water line must not pass through the power cord hole.
Shut-off
Valve
1-1/2"
Dia.
Hole
STEP 2 INSTALL TRIM PIECES
4"
5"
5"
4"
In this step, you will need the trim pieces set aside
in Step 1.
• Press top trim piece onto top of tub flange. Start with
the right edge and work your way to the left.
• Repeat process with the left and right trim pieces
working from the top down.
• Open and close the door to check that trim does not
bind and does not interfere with door latch or door
hinges.
Hot
2"
From
Cabinet
6"
19" From Wall
2" From Floor
Cabinet Face
Figure F
Water Line Connection
Trim
Strip
• Turn off the water supply.
• Install a hand shut-off valve in an accessible location,
such as under the sink. (Optional, but strongly
recommended and may be required by local codes.)
• The water connection is on the bottom left side
of the dishwasher. Install the hot water inlet line, using
3/8" or larger copper tubing. Route the line as shown in
Figure F and extend forward at least 19" from rear wall.
• Adjust the water heater to deliver water between 120°F
and 150°F.
• Flush water line to clean out debris. Use a bucket to
catch water and debris.
• The hot water supply line pressure must be between
20 and 120 PSI.
Trim
Strip
Trim
Strip
Figure G
CAUTION
The hot water supply line pressure must be at least
20 PSI. Lower pressures could cause the water valve
to leak and cause water damage.
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 the wood base is removed.
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Installation Instructions
STEP 4 REMOVE WOOD BASE, INSTALL
LEVELING LEGS
STEP 3 CHECK DOOR BALANCE
• With dishwasher on the wood skid, check the door
balance by opening and closing the door.
• If the door drops when released, increase the spring tension.
If the door rises when released, decrease the tension.
• There are two types of counter balance and therefore two
methods of adjustment. Identify which counter balance is
present and adjust tension accordingly. Please note: if
there are 3 holes on the cable, use the cable to adjust;
if there is one hole on cable use the tub leg to adjust.
Type 1 – One-hole cable
Adjust tension by moving spring hook to one of the three
holes on the tub leg.
IMPORTANT — Do not kick off wood base!
Damage will occur.
• Move the dishwasher close to the installation location and lay
it on its back.
• Remove the four leveling legs on the underside of the wood base
with an adjustable wrench or 15/16" socket.
• Discard base.
INCREASE
Figure H
DECREASE
Approx.
1/8"
Figure K
• Screw leveling legs back into the dishwasher frame approximately
1/8" from frame as shown.
One Hole
Type 2 – Three-hole cable
Adjust tension by moving spring hook to one of the three
holes on the pulley cable.
STEP 5 REMOVE TOEKICK
• Remove the 2 toekick
screws and toekick.
Set aside for use
in Step 23.
Use This
Mounting
Hole
Toekick
Figure L
Figure I
Increase
Tension
Decrease
Tension
STEP 6 REMOVE TOEKICK BRACE
After adjusting spring tension, open and close the door to
make sure the door operates smoothly. If the door is hard
to move or if the spring cable binds, check the routing of
the spring cable. The cable should be routed between the
shoulders of the pulley cable roller. If the cable is off the
roller: latch door, remove spring tension and route the
cable between the shoulders of the roller. See Figure J.
Skip this step if your model does not have a sound upgrade kit.
If your model does have a sound upgrade kit, this brace must
be removed.
• Remove the 2 toekick
brace screws and
toekick brace.
Discard brace
and set screws
aside for use in
Step 22.
Figure J
Pulley
Figure M
Shoulder
Correct Spring
Cable Routing
Remove 2
Toekick Screws
Incorrect Spring
Cable Routing
8
Remove 2
Toekick Screws
Installation Instructions
STEP 7 INSTALL POWER CORD
STEP 9 POSITION WATER LINE AND
HOUSING WIRING
Skip this step if dishwasher will be permanently connected to
the house electrical system.
In this step you will need the junction box cover and the #10 x 1/2"
hex head screw from the screw kit set aside in Step 1.
The power cord and connections must comply with the National
Electrical Code, Section 422 and/or local codes and ordinances.
Maximum power cord length is 6 feet. Power Cord Kit WX09X70910,
available for purchase from an authorized GE Appliance Dealer,
meets these requirements.
• Position water supply line and house wiring on the floor
of the enclosure to avoid interference with base of
dishwasher and components under dishwasher.
5" 4"
5"
4"
6"
Figure P
White
Water
Line
House
Wiring
Black
Ground
STEP 10 INSTALL DRAIN HOSE TO
DISHWASHER DRAIN PORT
Figure N
In this step you will need the drain hose and clamp set
aside in Step 1.
• Stand the dishwasher upright.
• Place drain hose clamp over 1-3/16" inside diameter
end of drain hose with the clamp screw positioned
on the bottom of the hose.
• Install strain relief in junction box bracket.
• Insert power cord through strain relief and tighten.
• Make sure black, white and green dishwasher wires are threaded
through small hole in junction box bracket.
• Connect like-colored dishwasher and power cord wires. If power
cord wires are not color coded, connect the ribbed power cord
wire to the white dishwasher wire, the smooth power cord wire
to the black dishwasher wire and the ground to the green
dishwasher wire. Use UL-listed wire nuts of appropriate size.
• Install junction box cover set aside in Step 1, using #10 hex head
screw. Be sure wires are not pinched under the cover.
IMPORTANT
— Prevent drain hose damage and
possible leaks. Be careful not to nick or cut the drain hose.
• Push the end of the drain hose over the drain pump
outlet being careful not to disturb the check valve.
Refer to Figure Q.
• Seat the drain hose end against the hose stops on
the pump outlet.
• Position hose clamp against the front lip of the drain
hose and tighten clamp.
STEP 8 INSTALL 90° ELBOW
NOTE: Drain hose
supplied with
dishwasher is
approximately 78"
long. If a longer hose
is needed, a 120"
long hose (10 feet)
may be purchased
from an authorized
GE appliance dealer.
The 10' long hose is
part number GPF10L.
• Wrap 90° elbow with thread seal tape.
• Install a 90° elbow onto the water valve.
Front of Dishwasher
Water Valve
Bracket
90˚ Elbow
Pump
Outlet
Hose Stops
Hose Clamp
Check Valve
Do Not Remove
Figure Q
Tip for leak-free
Hose Clamp
connections:
• Insert hose against stop on pump.
• Position clamp against front lip of drain hose.
• Tighten clamp to at least 15 inch-pounds of torque.
Fill Hose
Thread Seal Tape
Figure O
Tip for quiet drain pump operation:
Position hose clamp with clamp screw on the bottom side
of the hose. This will prevent the clamp from coming in
contact with the rear brace. Clamp contact with the rear
brace could create noise when the drain pump is running.
• Do not overtighten 90° 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.
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Installation Instructions
STEP 13 SLIDE DISHWASHER INTO
FINAL POSITION
STEP 11 INSERT 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 hole.
Insulation
Blanket
• Push the dishwasher the rest of the way into
the cabinet.
• Push the sides with your hands. Do not push the
dishwasher with your knee, as this will damage
the door.
• Check that the tub insulation blanket does not get
“bunched-up” or interfere with the springs as you
slide it into the cabinet.
• Center the dishwasher in the opening.
• Front of door panel should be flush with face of
cabinet.
• Carefully open and close the door to ensure that
the door panel does not catch or rub on the cabinet
frame. Refer to Figure T below.
• If the door catches or rubs on the frame, reposition
and/or level the unit (see Step 14) until the door moves
freely and does not contact the cabinet frame.
Maximum
Drain Hose
Length 10'
Water
Line
Drain
Hose
Figure R
Power Cord
(If Used)
House Wiring
(If Power Cord
is NOT Used)
TIP: Position water line and house wiring on the floor
to avoid interference with base of dishwasher.
STEP 12 SLIDE DISHWASHER THREEFOURTHS OF THE
WAY INTO CABINET
Door Fits and
Swings Back
Behind Cabinet
Frame
IMPORTANT — DO NOT PUSH AGAINST
FRONT PANEL WITH KNEES. DAMAGE WILL OCCUR.
• Grasp the dishwasher by its sides and slide it into
the opening a few inches at a time.
Correct
Alignment
Figure T
Do not push against front door
panel with knee. Damage to
the door panel will occur.
Figure S
• As you proceed, pull the drain hose through the opening
under the sink. Stop pushing when the front of the
dishwasher is a few inches forward of adjacent cabinets.
• Make sure drain hose is not kinked under the
dishwasher and there is no interference with
the water line, wiring or any other component.
TIP: Make sure the dishwasher will fit in the cabinet.
Check to be sure the power cable, drain hose, and hot
water line are not trapped behind the dishwasher. Utility
lines trapped behind the dishwasher prevent the
dishwasher from being pushed fully into the enclosure.
10
Door Catches on
Cabinet Frame
Incorrect
Alignment
Installation Instructions
STEP 14 LEVEL DISHWASHER
STEP 13 SLIDE DISHWASHER INTO
FINAL POSITION (cont.)
IMPORTANT
— Dishwasher must be level for
proper dish rack operation and wash performance.
• Make sure 1/2" minimum gap is maintained.
• Place level on door
to check that the
dishwasher is level
side to side.
Remove lower
rack, place
Use Level
level on lower
to Check
Use Level
rack track inside
Front to
to Check
tub to check that
Back
Side
to Side
the dishwasher is
level front to back.
Special Considerations for Positioning
The controls on these models are designed to be hidden
by your countertop. Align the dishwasher as shown in
Figure U. Leave a 1/2" minimum gap between the
underside of the countertop and the top of the
dishwasher door as shown in Figure V.
Use the leveling legs to increase or decrease the amount
of gap between the controls and the countertop.
IMPORTANT — Leave a 1/2" minimum
gap between the controls and the underside of the
countertop to prevent condensation and damage
to the control panel from screw heads.
Figure U
Countertop
Figure W
• If the dishwasher is not level, adjust the four leveling
legs as illustrated in Figure X.
• If adjustment to the right rear leveling leg is required,
access it by loosening the junction box bracket screw
(through the access hole) and rotate bracket clockwise.
Controls Hidden by
Countertop
Access Hole
Junction Box
Countertop
1/2"
Min.
Dishwasher Door
Figure X
Turn legs
to adjust
• The dishwasher is properly leveled when the level
indicator is centered left to right and front to back.
The dishwasher door should close without hitting
the sides of the tub.
• Replace the lower rack when leveling is complete.
Figure V
TIP: Avoid unnecessary service charges for poor wash
performance and rack operation.
Pull the dish racks halfway out. They should remain
stationary. Open and close the door. The door should fit
in the tub opening without hitting the side of the tub. If
the racks roll on their own, or the door hits the side of
the tub, relevel the dishwasher.
IMPORTANT — After leveling, verify that
the dishwasher is centered in the enclosure and the
door does not hit adjacent cabinets.
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Installation Instructions
STEP 16 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
STEP 15 SECURE DISHWASHER TO
COUNTERTOP OR CABINET
In this step you will need
the 2 Phillips specialhead screws set aside
in Step 1.
Connect water supply line to 90° elbow.
• Slide compression nut, then ferrule over end of
water line.
• Insert water line into 90° elbow.
• Slide ferrule against elbow and secure with
compression nut.
Side Mounting
Brackets
Countertop
The dishwasher must be
Mounting
secured to the
Tub
Brackets
Frame
countertop or the
cabinet sides. When
Figure Y
countertops are made of
wood, use Method 1. When countertops are granite
or other materials that will not accept screws, use
Method 2 to secure dishwasher at the sides.
IMPORTANT — Check to be sure that
door spring does not rub or contact the fill hose
or water supply line. Test by opening and closing
the door. Reroute the lines if a rubbing noise or
interference occurs.
Compression Nut
IMPORTANT — Avoid unnecessary service
Ferrule
charges. Drive screws straight and flush.
Protruding
Brackets
Wood Countertop
screw heads
will scratch the
top or sides of
the control
panel and can
Screws
interfere with
Figure Z
door closing.
90˚ Elbow
Hot Water
Supply Line
Figure CC
Method 1—Secure dishwasher to wood
countertop
90˚ Elbow
Door Spring
• Fasten the dishwasher to the underside of the
countertop with 2 Phillips special-head screws
provided.
Method 2—Secure dishwasher with side-mounting
brackets
• Remove plug buttons (one on each side).
• Install screws through the dishwasher side mount
bracket and Stone Countertop
Side Mounting Brackets
into the
adjacent
cabinet on
Plug Buttons
each side.
Reinstall plug
Screws
buttons.
Figure AA
Either Method—Make certain 1/2" gap minimum
is maintained.
• When step is complete, close dishwasher door
and verify that gap between countertop and top
of dishwasher door is at least 1/2".
Countertop
1/2"
Min.
Dishwasher Door
Figure BB
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Installation Instructions
STEP 17 CONNECT DRAIN LINE
DRAIN LINE INSTALLATION
The molded end of the drain hose will fit 5/8" through
1" diameter inlet ports on the air gap, waste tee or
disposer.
• Connect drain line to air gap, waste tee or disposer
using the previously determined method.
• Secure the drain hose to the air gap, waste tee or
disposer with clamps.
• Determine size of inlet port.
• Cut drain hose connector on the marked line,
if required, to fit the inlet port.
Method 1—Air gap with waste tee or disposer
Insert the drain hose into the air gap as shown.
Figure DD
Cutting Line
1"
5/8"
IMPORTANT: Do not cut corrugated
portion of hose
Waste Tee Installation
• If a longer drain hose is required, and you did not
purchase 10' long GPF10L drain hose, add up to
3-1/2' of length for a total of 10' to the factory
installed hose. Use 5/8" or 7/8" inside diameter
hose and a coupler to connect the two hose ends.
Secure the connection with hose clamps.
Disposer Installation
Figure FF
Method 2—High Drain Loop with the Waste Tee
or Disposer
Route the drain hose of the dishwasher to a
minimum height of 32" from the floor with the
supplied hanger as shown.
Fasten to underside
of countertop
Fasten to underside
of countertop
Figure EE
Hose Clamp
Coupler
18"
Min.
Hose Clamp
NOTE: TOTAL DRAIN HOSE LENGTH MUST NOT EXCEED
10' FOR PROPER DRAIN OPERATION.
32"
18" Min.
Min.
32"
Min.
Waste Tee Installation
Disposer Installation
Figure GG
IMPORTANT — One of the above methods
must be used or dishwasher will not operate
properly.
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
Hopper
Plug
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 Instructions
STEP 18 CONNECT POWER SUPPLY
STEP 19 PRETEST CHECK LIST
Skip this step if dishwasher is equipped with
power cord.
Verify that power is turned off at the source.
• Locate junction box cover set aside in Step 1.
• Secure house wiring to the back of the junction
box with a strain relief.
• Locate the three dishwasher wires, (white, black
and green) with stripped ends. Insert dishwasher
wires through the small hole in the junction box.
Connect like-colored dishwasher and power cable
wires using UL-listed wire nuts of appropiate size.
• Install the junction box cover. Check to be sure
that wires are not pinched under the cover.
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.
• 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 pulley. If door drops or closes
when released, adjust spring tension. See Step 3,
Figure J.
• Check to be sure that wiring is secure under the
dishwasher, not pinched or in contact with door
springs or other components. See Step 9.
White
• Check door alignment with tub. If door hits tub,
level dishwasher. See Step 14.
Black
Ground
• Pull lower rack out about halfway. Check to be
sure it does not roll back or forward on the door.
If the rack moves, adjust leveling legs. See Step 14.
Figure HH
• Check door alignment with cabinet. If door hits
cabinet, reposition or relevel dishwasher. See
Steps 13, 14 and 15.
WARNING
• Check that door spring does not contact water line,
fill hose, wiring or other components. See Step 16.
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.
• Verify water supply and drain lines are not kinked
or in contact with other components. Contact with
motor or dishwasher frame could cause noise.
See Steps 9 and 11.
• Turn on the sink hot water faucet and verify water
temperature. Incoming water temperature must
be between 120°F and 150°F. A minimum of 120°F
temperature is required for best wash performance.
See “Prepare Hot Water Line,” page 7.
• Add 2 quarts of water to the bottom of the
dishwasher to lubricate the pump seal.
• Turn on water supply. Check for leaks. Tighten
connections if needed.
• Remove protective film if present from the control
panel and door.
• Avoid service call charges by ensuring there is
an air gap or drain hose routed through the
required 32" minimum height.
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Installation Instructions/Custom Panel Dimensions
STEP 20 DISHWASHER WET TEST
STEP 22 INSTALL SOUND UPGRADE KIT
IF EQUIPPED
• Turn on power supply (or plug power cord into outlet,
if equipped).
• Start the unit to check for leaks.
– Push RINSE ONLY pad.
– Push START/RESET pad one time.
– Close door.
• 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.
• Check for leaks under the dishwasher. If a leak is found,
turn power supply off, then tighten connections. Restore
power after leak is corrected.
• Check for leaks around the door. A leak around the door
could be caused by door rubbing or hitting against
adjacent cabinetry. Reposition the dishwasher if
necessary. See Step 13, 14 and 15.
• The dishwasher will drain and turn off about 5 minutes after
it was started. Check drain lines. If leaks are found, turn off
power supply and correct plumbing as necessary. Restore
power after corrections are made. See Step 10 and 17.
• Open dishwasher door and make sure most of the water
has drained. If not, check that disposer plug has been
removed and/or air gap is clear. See Step 17. Also check
drain line to be sure it is not kinked.
• Run the dishwasher through another “Rinse Only” cycle.
Check for leaks and correct if required.
Skip this step if your model does not have the Sound
Upgrade Kit.
• Locate sound upgrade kit set aside in Step 1 and the two
screws set aside in Step 6.
• Attach the plastic Sound Panel as shown in Figure II
using the two screws. The lower set of mounting holes
should be used.
• Be sure the sound panel is seated in the notches on frame
as shown in Figure II.
Sound panel is located
under door panel.
Plastic Sound
Panel with Foam
STEP 21 SET WATER HARDNESS
Models with bulk dispenser only. Skip this step if your
dishwasher does not have the bulk dispense feature.
• Locate the hard water test strip set aside in Step 1.
• Remove strip from package.
• Turn on the hot water and hold the strip under the stream,
following the directions on the package.
• Use the value on the test strip to calibrate your dishwasher
for water hardness. Refer to the section titled "Water
Hardness Calibration" in your Owner's Manual for
information on how to calibrate your dishwasher.
Attachment
Screws
Be sure that the sound panel is seated
in the notch in the frame. (Both sides)
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Figure II
STEP 23 INSTALL TOEKICK
• Locate toekick and screws set aside in step 5.
Toekick
Figure JJ
Attachment
Screws
• Replace the toekick and make sure it is against the floor.
• Insert and tighten the 2 toekick attachment screws. The
toekick should stay in contact with the floor to ensure quiet
dishwasher operation.
STEP 24 LITERATURE
• Be sure to leave complete literature package, Installation
Instructions and product samples with the consumer.
NOTE: While performing installations described in this book,
safety glasses or goggles should be worn.
For Monogram® local service in your area, call
1.800.444.1845.
NOTE: Product improvement is a continuing endeavor at
General Electric. Therefore, materials, appearance and
specifications are subject to change without notice.
GE Consumer & Industrial
Pub. No. 31-30246
Part No. 206C1559P184
10-08 JR
Appliances
General Electric Company
Louisville, KY 40225
ge.com
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