Frigidaire 154427301 Dishwasher User Manual

Parts You Will Need* (Not Included)
Roughing In
Drain Hose Clamp, 1 /4” Diameter
Elbow, 90° with a 3/8” National Pipe Thread
Conduit Connector
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 9)
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.
Electrical, water,
and drain lines
must be confined
to shaded area.
• A 15-20 amp, grounded, 120 volt AC only, electrical supply is
required. See Steps 4 and 8.
• 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. See Step
• Dishwashers need to be connected to a hot water supply
with enough water pressure to insure an adequate fill.
See Steps 4 and 7.
• Each home installation differs. You will need additional
parts listed above to complete your installation.
See Steps 4 and 7.
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
Installation Preparation
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickplate assembly using
a #2 Phillips screw driver.
Tilt and pull forward to remove. See Figure 1.
Do not push down on open door.
Adjustable Toeplate
Drill, Electric
Driver, Socket 5/32”, 1/4” , 5/16”
Flaring Tool / Tube Cutter (for copper tubing)
Pipe Joint Compound (for iron pipe plumbing) or
Pipe Thread Tape (for sealing threads)
Safety Glasses
Saw, Keyhole or 1/2”, 11/2” to 2” Hole Cutters
Screw Drivers, Slotted and #2 Phillips (magnetic tip
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)
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. (If the drain
hose is installed through the floor, an air gap is necessary).
Figure 2
Electric Shock Hazard
Electrical, water, and drain lines must be confined
to shaded areas in Figure 2.
Electric conductors, water, and drain could be
Failure to follow these instructions could result in
fire or electric shock.
NOTE: If dishwasher is installed at end of a cabinet line, sides
and back must be fully enclosed.
NOTE: You can order a Cabinet Seal Kit (Kit # 154528701) by
contacting your dealer or parts supplier. This kit provides a
seal between the unit and cabinets once installation is
complete. (This kit is included on select models).
Connections For Electrical,
Water, and Drain
Plug in
33 1 / 2 ”
5. Tighten elbow with a wrench, leaving elbow pointing toward
rear of unit. To prevent bending of bracket or breaking of valve,
avoid overtightening.
Cabinet Preparation:
As a precaution, it is recommended, but not required that the
cabinets enclosing all sides of the dishwasher (including the
underside of the countertop) be sealed with an oil based paint
or moisture-proof polyurethane to prevent possible steam/
moisture damage.
16 3/8”
From rear to
center of water
inlet valve.
49 1/4”
4. Wrap 90° elbow (not included) with pipe thread tape (or apply
joint compound) and thread it into water inlet valve.
Right Side
22 1/2”
Door in
open position
3 3/4”
From floor to
water inlet
Junction Box
(not visible)
Floor Line
2” Drain Hose Hole
Figure 4
4. Cut water access hole in shaded area in Figure 2.
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.
1. Review Figures 5, 6 and 7 to see the different ways to connect
dishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suits
your need.
Figure 5
Entry Must be
Above Trap
Sink at Left
Sink at Right
2” Drain Hose Hole
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.
17 3/4”
From rear to
junction box.
Sink at Right
Figure 7(b)
Figure 3
Drain Air Gap
Floor into
2. All connections must be made in shaded area in Figure 2.
3. Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom left
underside of unit. The valve has a 3/8” NPT female fitting.
Cut for 3/4” connection.
IMPORTANT: Drain, water, and electrical lines should be
roughed-in before going any further.
Left Side
Larger end
of hose
fits disposer
inlet fitting.
Drain Hose
Figure 7(a)
2. Remove any carpet from area to provide motor clearance. Floor
should be flat and free of any obstruction.
Bottom Screws
Figure 1
Cut for 5/8” connection.
Sink at Left
1. Review dimensions in Figure 3 to locate dishwasher’s drain,
water, and electrical connections.
(Insulation available
some models)
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.
Locating the Connections
Water Inlet
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).
2 1/ 2”
IMPORTANT: Do not cross drain, water, and electrical lines in
front of dishwasher motor or frame.
Tools and Materials Needed for
Kickplate Assembly
Failure to follow this warning can result in serious
Installation Tips
1. Determine where you will connect to hot water supply. Review
Figure 3 and note the location of water inlet valve.
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.
2 1/2”
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 10.
Tip Over Hazard
• Flush water line prior to making the final connection to
prevent clogging of dishwasher’s filter screen. See Step 7.
Right Side
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.
Water Wiring
• Anchor the dishwasher. See Step 9.
Read all instructions before installing dishwasher.
• The dishwasher will look, sound, and perform best when
properly leveled. See Step 5. (NOTE: If levelers are
removed during installation, make sure the floor is flat and
free of any obstruction.)
Before You Begin
Air Gap
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.
• 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.
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.
Printed in U.S.A.
• 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.
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.
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.
Leveling Dishwasher
within Cabinets
Electrical Supply
Sink at Left
1. Measure height of cabinet opening
from underside of countertop to floor.
Check chart for height opening and
suggested adjustment.
345/16” (87.2cm)
IMPORTANT: Be sure electrical cable is not routed behind
dishwasher’s motor.
Figure 10
The drain hose loop must be at least 32” high from the floor
to insure proper drainage.
Finishing the Water
3. Loosen the front and rear leveling legs by turning
counterclockwise. Refer to chart for number of turns. See
Figure 8. Front levelers should allow 1/4” below underside of
Property Damage
Do not solder within 6” of the water inlet valve. Damage to
the plastic parts in the valve may occur.
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.
Figure 12
3. Inside junction box, attach ground wire under head of grounding
screw and tighten. See Figure 13.
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
(not included)
Ground Wire
Rear Leveler
Figure 8
Figure 11
4. If levelers have to be removed, make sure floor is free of
5. Place dishwasher inside cabinet area so that it is centered in
opening. Use caution when moving dishwasher to prevent
damage to dishwasher, floor, and cabinets.
White Wire to
White Wire
Black Wire to
Black Wire (Hot)
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.
8. Adjust levelers up or down until dishwasher is level.
Finishing the Drain
5. If water inlet valve clogs, make sure water supply is off.
Remove four (4) screws at inlet end of valve and clean filter
Finishing the Electrical
Box Cover
Figure 13
2. Route water line to water inlet valve as shown in Figure 11.
7. Check that dishwasher is level from front to back by placing
level on side of opened door. See Figure 9b.
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.
Countertop Anchoring
1. Install the Cabinet Seal Kit (Instructions included in Kit)
2. Replace Kickplate. See Figure 1
3. Adjust levelers (see Step 5) so mounting brackets touch
underside of countertop. IMPORTANT: Dishwasher must rest on
floor—do not hang from countertop. See Figure 14.
5. Screw mounting brackets firmly to countertop using screws
provided in literature packet.
Electric Shock Hazard
6. Open and close dishwasher door slowly. If door hits mounting
brackets lower the dishwasher in front and rear.
Plumbing material and drain hose must not come
in contact with wiring or electrical components.
1. Pull out unit and check to see if drain hose is correctly attached
to the drain pump assembly. If drain hose is not attached to
drain pump, follow the instruction sheet (included with drain
hose) on how to correctly install the drain hose to the drain pump
2. Move unit back in 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Installing Wood Panel
Removing & Replacing Door
Electric Shock Hazard
Make sure electrical power has been disconnected at fuse
box or circuit breaker box.
Electric Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box
or circuit breaker box before beginning
Failure to follow this warning could result in
death or serious injury.
Joining aluminum building wire to stranded copper wire
should be done by a qualified electrician using materials
recognized by UL and local codes.
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.
Cut Hazard
Metal color panels are sharp and should be
handled with care. Wear gloves to protect
Failure to follow this warning may result in
The dishwasher door panel can be customized to match wood
cabinets. This will require a kit that includes a mid-door with side
and bottom trim, heavy-duty door springs and instructions.
Drain hose is assembled to drain pump.
All packing materials and consumer literature have been
removed from unit.
Dishwasher is level and securely fastened.
Open and close door to make sure it does not hit
surrounding cabinet or countertop.
Water and drain lines have no kinks.
Wiring connections to junction box are tight.
Water supply is turned on.
Joints are free of leaks.
Replacing Door
1. Refer to Step 10, numbers 5 and 6, for replacing outer door.
2. Adjust door springs to balance weight of door. A correct spring
setting allows door to remain horizontal in opened position, yet
will rise to close with slight lift of finger.
Note: Custom Wood Panels are not available on 1000 Series and
4000 Series Dishwashers.
4. Turn electrical supply on.
To Remove and Replace Outer Door Operate the machine through at
least one fill and pump-out,
Figure 16a
checking the following items:
1. Unlatch and open
door. Using a Phillips
head screw driver,
remove two (2) screws
from inner door. Save
screws to reassemble.
See Figure 16a.
2. Close and latch door
while holding both
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.
Figure 16b
See Figure 16b.
Figure 14
Checking the Installation
3. If necessary, increase tension by moving springs to a hole
toward rear of unit or decrease by moving them toward front.
3. Place one hand on
each side of door and
pull down at top
approximately 1/4”.
Pull entire door
assembly toward
you to remove.
Use Phillips Head Screws
# 8 x 5/8” (included in the
literature packet).
6. Unlatch door and open while supporting outer door on both sides
at bottom to keep in place. Align screw holes and replace
Kits are available from your dealer or parts supplier.
Note: Open and close door to make sure it does not hit
surrounding cabinets or countertop.
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.
Do not connect the dishwasher to the power supply until the
appliance is permanently grounded.
All wiring connections must be enclosed in the junction box.
This unit has copper lead wires.
Appearance of console and door may
vary from your model.
check these items:
To Install a Custom Wood Panel
5. Replace junction box cover. See Figure 13.
4. Tub needs to be even with the front of adjoining cabinets.
Failure to follow this warning could result in
personal injury from exposed wiring.
Note: If mounting your dishwasher to the
countertop or to the floor is not a desirable option,
you can order the side mount kit, 154477201, by
contacting your dealer or parts supplier. This allows
you to install the dishwasher by securing it to the
cabinets or partitions on either side of the unit. The
kit utilizes the front frame of the dishwasher to
secure the unit to the cabinet or partitions.
6. Check that dishwasher is level from side to side by placing a
level against the top front section of the tub. See Figure 9a.
Figure 9b
Figure 15
Junction Box
(in place)
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 water supply valve for
a few seconds and let water drain into a pan. Turn off water
supply at shut-off valve.
Use /4” Lag Screws
(not included)
Water Line
Use care that no sealer, dirt, or other objects enter the valve.
Damage to the filter screen may occur.
Figure 16c
Before starting the dishwasher,
2. Move dishwasher to front of installation area.
Figure 9a
5. When ready to replace door, fit the slots on each side of top
door edge over the tabs on the metal liner. Push on sides to
insure the door is flat. Push up from bottom until there is no gap
between door and console. See Figure 16c.
plug in
For additional height add shims under levelers.
Front Leveler
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 15.
2. Use a UL listed conduit connector,(not included), at box to
stabilize wiring.
Pump Motor
341/8” (86.7cm)
34 /2” (87.6cm)
1. Remove junction box cover and pull house wiring into junction
box. See Figures 12 and 13.
4. Place door where it will not get scratched or damaged while
completing installation.
2. Use expansion fasteners if floor is concrete.
Leg Leveler Adjustment Chart
Height of
Number of Turns to
Cabinet Opening
Adjust Levelers
34” (86.4cm)
Floor Anchoring
Appearance of console and door may
vary from your model.
Failure to follow this warning could result in
electric shock.
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