Parts You Will Need* (Not Included) Dishwasher • • • • Installation Instructions * 3 Roughing In Drain Hose Clamp, 11/4” Diameter Elbow, 90° with a 3/8” National Pipe Thread Strain Relief Bushing Wire Nuts, two (2) for 12-14 gauge wire If required: Available at: • “Y” Branch Tailpiece and Connector Kit (See Step 4) • Air Gap Kit (See Step 4) • Fasteners for floor anchoring (See Step 10) Plumbing Supply Store Electric Shock Hazard Observe all local codes and ordinances for electrical and plumbing connections. All electrical and plumbing work should be performed by qualified persons. Failure to follow this warning could result in death or serious injury. Plumbing Supply Store Hardware Store Electric Shock Hazard Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box or circuit breaker box before beginning installation. Failure to follow this warning could result in death or serious injury. 341/4” min. 24” min. Electrical, water, and drain lines must be confined to shaded area. • If dishwasher drain hose will be connected to a food disposer for the first time, knock out plug located inside disposer inlet. See Steps 4 and 6. • Kinked water or drain hoses can cause problems. Do not remove drain hose from tub attachment. See Step 6. • Dishwashers need to be connected to a hot water supply with enough water pressure to insure an adequate fill. See Steps 4 and 8. • Each home installation differs. You will need additional parts listed above to complete your installation. See Steps 4 and 8. • Flush water line prior to making the final connection to prevent clogging of dishwasher’s filter screen. See Step 8. Do not use dishwasher until completely installed. Do not push down on open door. Failure to follow this warning can result in serious injury. 2. Pull forward to remove. (Figure 1) Models with Sound Baffle, remove kickplate assembly by pulling down to clear two plastic posts on bottom of tub. Pull forward to clear front frame. (Figure 1a) Adjustable Toeplate Kickplate • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Installing Wood Panels Removing & Replacing Door 7 Figure 4 5. Route water supply line into installation area. IMPORTANT: Incoming hot water temperature should be at least 120°F (49°C). Water pressure should be between 20–120 psi. Drain Connections For Electrical, Water, and Drain Left Side Front 24 1/4” 23 7/8” 4 1. Review Figures 5 and 6 to see the different ways to connect dishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suits your need. 23 /32” Min. 11 23 /32” 4 5/16” Divider Trim Strip 2. File or sand edges of wood panel(s) until smooth. To protect wood panel(s) from humidity, apply a moisture-resistant sealer on sides and edges. Figure 8b 3. Unlatch and open door. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove two (2) screws from inner door. Save screws for reassembly. See Figure 8b. 8. Replace bottom trim by fitting slot over bottom edge of door. Secure by pressing from one side to the other. Remove Knock out Plug in Disposer Trap Right Side 49 1/4” 22 1/2” Dishwasher Drain Hose Figure 5 Floor Line 17 3/4” From rear to junction box. Drain Hose 7 Aligning Dishwasher to Cabinets 2. If you connect to a sink drain, entry will need to be above trap. A “Y” branch tailpiece and connector kit, not included, will make this method easier and includes all needed fittings and instructions. See Figure 5. 9 Finishing the Electrical Connection 9. Reinstall door by fitting the slots on each side of top door edge over the tabs on the metal liner. Push in to insure the door is flat. Push up from bottom until there is no gap between door and control panel. It may be necessary to loosen bottom screw on each side of control panel for proper fit when replacing door. See Figure 8f. 1. Adjust levelers (see Step 7) so mounting brackets touch underside of countertop. IMPORTANT: Dishwasher must rest on floor—do not hang from countertop. See Figure 16. 3 /16” Socket 2. Screw mounting brackets firmly to countertop using screws provided in literature packet. 10. Unlatch door and open while supporting door on both sides at bottom to keep in place. Align screw holes and replace screws. Tighten screws on control panel if loosened in Step 9. Make sure electrical power has been disconnected at fuse box or circuit breaker box. Front Leveler Rear Leveler Figure 11 Figure 8f The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring system. The equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the appliance’s equipment grounding terminal or lead. It is the consumer’s responsibility to contact a qualified installer to make sure the electrical installation conforms with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances. 3. Check that dishwasher is level from side to side by placing a level against the top front section of the tub. See Figure 12a. Do not connect the dishwasher to the power supply until the appliance is permanently grounded. 4. Check front to back level by placing level on side of opened door. See Figure 12b. All wiring connections must be enclosed in the junction box. This unit has copper lead wires. 5. Adjust side to side level of dishwasher by turning front levelers at bottom front of unit. See Figure 11 Joining aluminum building wire to stranded copper wire should be done by a qualified electrician using materials recognized by UL and local codes. 6. Adjust rear levelers to level dishwasher from front to back by turning screws at bottom of unit. See Figure 11. Move springs toward rear of dishwasher to increase tension. 3. Open and close dishwasher door slowly. If door hits mounting bracket screw heads, adjust front levelers. Electric Shock Hazard Raise Lower Do not use an extension cord. Such use can result in fire, electrical shock, or other personal injury. Failure to follow these instructions could result in death or serious injury. 11. Adjust door springs to balance weight of wood panel. A correct spring setting allows door to remain horizontal in opened position, yet will rise to close with slight lift of finger. 12. If necessary, increase tension by moving springs to a hole toward rear of unit or decrease by moving them toward front. See Figure 9. Figure 12a 7. If levelers were removed for installation, level unit with shims. Finishing the Water Connection Plumbing material and drain hose must not come in contact with wiring or electrical components. Failure to follow this warning could result in personal injury from exposed wiring. 1. Move unit into place while routing drain hose through access hole. Use caution to prevent damage to the dishwasher, floor and cabinets. IMPORTANT: Make sure there are no sharp bends or kinks that might restrict drain flow. 2. Secure drain hose to sink drain, disposer, or separate trap with a clamp. IMPORTANT: Be careful not to overtighten clamp or you may damage end of hose. Do not connect hose to horizontal pipe between sink drain and disposer. Use Phillips Head Screws #8 x 5/8” (included in the literature packet). Figure 16 Floor Anchoring This procedure is difficult and should be used only if countertop mounting brackets cannot be used. 1. Screw 1/4” lag screws, not included, through holes provided in frame rail. See Figure 17. 2. Use expansion fasteners if floor is concrete. Use 1/4” Lag Screws (not included) Electrical Supply Figure 12b 8 6 Electric Shock Hazard 1. Remove junction box cover and pull house wiring into junction box. See Figures 14 and 15. 2. Use a UL listed strain-relief bushing, not included, at box to stabilize wiring. IMPORTANT: Be sure electrical cable is routed behind dishwasher’s motor and rear frame and away from motor bracket tines. Use care that no sealer, dirt, or other objects enter the valve. Damage to the filter screen may occur. Through Cabinet Through Wall Before starting the dishwasher, check these items: 2. Turn electrical supply on. Junction Box (in place) Figure 14 3. Inside junction box, attach ground wire under head of grounding screw and tighten. See Figure 15. 4. Connect incoming black lead to dishwasher’s black lead and incoming white lead to dishwasher’s white lead with wire nuts or other suitable connectors, not included. Wire nuts should be tight. 5. Replace junction box cover. See Figure 15. Strain Relief (not included) Operate the machine through at least one fill and pump-out, checking the following items: ❑ At first fill, make sure water completely covers filter surface. (Motor pump sound may be heard before water enters unit). ❑ At pump-out, make sure all water is pumped out. ❑ Check water connections again for leaks. Electric Shock Hazard If all connections are correct, there are no leaks, and unit runs properly, replace the kickplate assembly before placing unit into operation. Through Wall Through Cabinet 11 1. Refer to Step 5, numbers 9 and 10, for replacing outer door. 1. Flush water line before connecting it to water inlet valve to prevent early clogging of filter screen. Place a bunched towel over end of line to prevent splashing. Open valve for a few seconds and let water drain into a pan. Turn off water supply at shut-off valve. Figure 10 Checking the Installation Replacing Door Through Floor Water Line Figure 17 ❑ All packing materials and consumer literature have been removed from unit. ❑ Dishwasher is level and securely fastened. ❑ Water and drain lines have no kinks. ❑ Wiring connections to junction box are tight. ❑ Water supply is turned on. ❑ Joints are free of leaks. Be sure the dishwasher is placed where the water inlet valve will be kept from freezing. If the valve freezes, it may rupture and flooding may occur. 3. Be sure unit does not rest on drain hose. It should be free of electrical components and door springs. Do not cut corrugated drain hose. Pull excess through cabinet and place under sink. Make sure hose does not come in contact with any sharp edges. See Figure 10. Figure 8d Ground Wire Failure to follow this warning could result in electric shock. Reinstalling Kickplate Sound Baffle Assembly Through Floor 1. Place adjustable toeplate (leaving insulation attached) in back of kickplate assembly. Figure 13 2. Route water line to water inlet valve as shown in Figure 13. Bottom Trim Color Panel(s) 10 Countertop Anchoring Bottom Trim Spacer Securing the Dishwasher The dishwasher must be secured to keep it from tilting when door is opened. Choose one of the methods described below to secure unit. 2. Adjust front levelers so top of machine is 1/4” below underside of countertop. See Figure 11. Property Damage Do not solder within 6” of the water inlet valve. Damage to the plastic parts in the valve may occur. 7. Starting at bottom, insert custom panel inside edges of door. Push up into place. Note: If installing 2-piece panel, start with upper panel and insert inside edges of door and push all the way up. Then insert divider trim strip and push up until panel fits securely in channel. Follow same procedure for lower panel. See Figure 8e. 2. If levelers have to be removed, make sure floor is free of all obstructions. Use caution moving dishwasher to prevent damage to floor and cabinets. Right Side Installation 1. Space dishwasher inside cabinet area equally on each side. 4. Close and latch door while holding both sides. 6. Lay door assembly on flat surface and pull up on bottom trim to remove. Slide color panel(s), spacer(s), and divider trim strip (if included on your model) down and remove. Save panel(s) and spacer(s) for future Figure 8c use. See Figure 8d. 1. Move dishwasher to front of installation area. “Y” Branch Tailpiece 3 3/ 4” From floor to water inlet valve. Junction Box (not visible) 16 3/8” From rear to center of water inlet valve. Figure 8e Finishing the Drain Connection 5. Place one hand on each side of door and pull down at top approximately 1/4”. Pull entire door assembly toward you to remove. See Figure 8c. Preparing for the Next Step Figure 1a Figure 9 18 11/16” 6. If the cabinet wall is wood, sand edges of hole until smooth and rounded. If cabinet wall is metal, cover all sharp edges with electrical or duct tape to avoid cutting drain hose. 3. Follow instructions in Steps 6, 8, and 9 to complete drain, electrical, and water connections. Door in open position 3 3 3/ 4” 5. Tighten elbow with a wrench, leaving elbow pointing toward rear of unit. To prevent bending of bracket or breaking of valve, avoid overtightening. 2-Piece Panel 5. Before cutting drain hose access, check both sides of selected area to avoid interference. Cut a 2” diameter hole in shaded area shown in Figure 2. 4. Cut water access hole in shaded area in Figure 2. 2” Access Hole 7 23 /32” Figure 7b Dishwasher Drain Hose IMPORTANT: Do not remove drain hose from side of unit. 4. Wrap 90° elbow (not included) with pipe thread tape (or apply joint compound) and thread it into water inlet valve. 1. Cut wood door panel(s) to the dimensions in Figure 8a. Figure 8a 2” Access Hole Electric Shock Hazard Electrical, water, and drain lines must be confined to shaded areas in Figure 2. Electric conductors, water, and drain could be damaged. Failure to follow these instructions could result in fire or electric shock. 1. Review dimensions in Figure 3 to locate dishwasher’s drain, water, and electrical connections. 3. Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom left underside of unit. The valve has a 3/8” NPT female fitting. On some models, a wood door panel(s) can be customized to match your cabinets. A panel(s) up to 1/4” thick may be used to replace the panel(s) furnished with your unit. A heavy duty door spring kit (Part No. 154289301) is needed if the panel(s) weighs more than 4 pounds. This kit is available from your dealer or parts supplier. Remove Knock out Plug in Disposer IMPORTANT: Drain, water, and electrical lines should be roughed-in before going any further. Kickplate Sound Baffle Adjustable toeplate not shown To Install Custom Wood Panels Single Panel Through Cabinet Locating the Connections Bottom Screws Water Inlet Valve Failure to follow this warning may result in injury. Cut for 3/4” connection. 2. Remove any carpet from area to provide motor clearance. Floor should be flat and free of any obstruction. Kickplate Assembly with Sound Baffle Cut Hazard Metal color panels are sharp and should be handled with care. Wear gloves to protect hands. Figure 7(a) Right Side Installation Figure 3 Electric Shock Hazard Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box or circuit breaker box before beginning installation. Failure to follow this warning could result in death or serious injury. Cut for 5/8” connection. IMPORTANT: For proper operation and appearance of unit, cabinet opening should have dimensions as shown in Figure 2. If unit is to be placed in a corner, there must be at least a 2-inch side clearance to open door. Figure 1 5 Larger end of hose fits disposer inlet fitting. Drain Motor End 2. All connections must be made in shaded area in Figure 2. Water Inlet Valve Drill, Electric Driver, Socket 3/16”, 1/4” , 5/16” Flaring Tool / Tube Cutter (for copper tubing) Flashlight Gloves (for changing color panels) Level Pipe Joint Compound (for iron pipe plumbing) or Pipe Thread Tape (for sealing threads) Pliers Safety Glasses Saw, Keyhole or 1/2”, 11/2” to 2” Hole Cutters Screw Drivers, Slotted and #2 Phillips (magnetic tip preferred) Tape, Electrical or Duct Tape, Measuring Wire Stripper or Utility Knife Wrench, Hex-end Wrenches, 2 Adjustable (for copper tubing) or 2 Pipe wrenches (for iron pipe plumbing) 4. If you connect to a disposer, the large end of drain hose will fit. Figure 7(a). The knock out plug must be removed from inside disposer inlet before making the final fit to drain hose. See Figure 7(b). 1 1 /2 ” IMPORTANT: Do not cross drain, water, and electrical lines in front of dishwasher motor or frame. Kickplate Assembly Tools and Materials Needed for Installation 3. If you connect to a sink trap, local codes may require you to install an air gap kit, not included. The drain hose will be routed from dishwasher to air gap inlet as shown in Figure 6. An air gap kit is available from a plumbing supply store. Figure 2 NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the outer door for installation. However, you might find it more convenient to do so. You can find directions for removing door in Step 5. 1 Installation Tips 6” NOTE: If dishwasher is installed at end of a cabinet line, sides and back must be fully enclosed. Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickplate assembly using a #2 Phillips screw driver. 1. Determine where you will connect to hot water supply. Review Figure 3 and note the location of water inlet valve. 24” 2 1. Water 3. Determine amount of tubing needed to connect hot water supply to the unit’s water inlet valve. Copper tubing must have a minimum 3/8” OD. High-pressure and high-temperature rated plastic tubing with a minimum inner diameter of 1/4” may be used. A shut-off valve installed outside dishwasher cabinet is best. See Figure 4. ▲ 6” 1 1/ 2” • Anchor the dishwasher to countertop. See Step 10. Installation Preparation Tip Over Hazard Right Side Installation 3. Cut access hole in shaded area shown in Figure 2. 2. Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valve freezes and ruptures, flooding may occur. 3” • The dishwasher will look, sound, and perform best when properly leveled. See Step 7. (NOTE: If levelers are removed during installation, make sure the floor is flat and free of any obstruction.) For your safety, please read and observe all safety instructions. This guide will help you anticipate drain, water, and electrical connections, and help you select the best location for the dishwasher. 18” 4” Hot Electrical Water Wiring Line • A 15-20 amp, grounded, 120 volt AC only, electrical supply is required. See Steps 4 and 9. Read all instructions before installing dishwasher. 2. Note the locations of electrical supply and dishwasher’s electrical junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplate assembly. See Figure 3. Do not use the furnished drain hose or a rubber garden hose for the water supply line. Either of these hoses can burst. Flooding may occur and cause property damage. ▲ 7 1 /2 ” • Electrical, water, and drain connections are not the same for all age, brands, or models of dishwashers. Check the location and length of home utilities. See Step 4. Before You Begin Air Gap 1. The dishwasher operates on a 120 volt, 60 Hz electrical supply. Provide a separate circuit with a fuse or circuit breaker rated for at least 15 amps (20 amps if connected with disposer) but not more than 20 amps. Property Damage • Locate dishwasher where there is easy access to drain, water, and electrical lines. The best location is on either side of the kitchen sink for access to existing plumbing and ease in loading dishes. See Step 4. 154256102 (5/97) Electrical 90° 90° • Examine dishwasher and locate connections. See Step 4. OWNER: Read your dishwasher Use and Care Manual. It contains important safety information for operating this appliance. It also has many suggestions for getting the best results from your dishwasher. Figure 6 4. Pull electrical cable through hole into installation area. 1. Make sure your location has the right drain, water, and electrical outlets to make the connections. Do not install unit under a cooktop range. Damage to plastic tub will occur. INSTALLER: Leave Installation Instructions with owner. IMPORTANT: Disconnect power before starting installation. The drain hose is looped up the right side of unit to insure proper drainage. Do not remove hose from attachment. 3. While firmly pulling water supply line into 90° elbow, tightly connect water supply to water inlet valve. Supply line must be free of kinks, scales, chips, and lubricants. 4. Turn on water supply and check for leaks. 5. If water inlet valve clogs, make sure water supply is off. Remove four (4) screws at inlet end of valve and clean filter screen. Junction Box Cover White Wire to White Wire (Neutral) Black Wire to Black Wire (Hot) Figure 15 2. Hold assembly on each side and, with the sound baffle closest to the dishwasher, place under back side of door. To avoid damage to the floor, raise assembly slightly and slide back until it touches the front frame. 3. Keep assembly flat and aligned on both sides, pull forward about 1/2” to 3/4”. Then rotate assembly up under the dishwasher until the sound baffle is horizontal and the kickplate is vertical. 4. Replace two screws in kickplate assembly.