Installation guide
INSTALLATION GUIDE
Built-In Refrigeration
Contents
Important Note
Built-In Refrigeration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
To ensure the safe and efficient installation of Sub-Zero
equipment, please take note of the following types of
highlighted information throughout this guide:
Installation Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Overall Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Opening Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Plumbing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Door Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Built-In Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Panel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Dual Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Side Panel Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Installation Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Service Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Features and specifications in this guide and on the website
are subject to change at any time without notice. Check our
website, subzero.com, for the most up-to-date specifications.
IMPORTANT NOTE highlights information that is
especially relevant to a problem-free installation.
CAUTION signals a situation where minor injury or
product damage may occur if instructions are not
followed.
WARNING states a hazard that may cause serious injury
or death if precautions are not followed.
Built-In Refrigeration
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Introducing New Built-In Refrigeration
The importance of the installation of the Sub-Zero built-in
unit cannot be overemphasized. Installation should be
done by a qualified installer.
RATING
PLATE
Before you begin the installation process, it is recommended that you read this entire installation guide. There
are key details that you should take special care to
observe during the installation. By reading these instructions carefully, you will make the installation process
easier, problem-free and, most importantly, safe.
Any questions or problems regarding the installation
should be directed to your Sub-Zero dealer or Sub-Zero
customer service at 800-222-7820. You may also check
the contact & support section of our website, subzero.com.
Important product information, including the model and
serial number of your unit are listed on the product rating
plate. The rating plate is located at the top frame of the
unit inside the door. Refer to the illustration.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Throughout this guide, dimensions in
parentheses are millimeters unless otherwise specified.
Location of rating plate.
Installation Preparation
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Installation Preparation
Make sure that the actual equipment that was shipped to
you matches the design you are expecting to install. The
Sub-Zero built-in line offers the following design alternatives: framed, overlay, flush inset and stainless steel
models. The overlay model has two design applications,
overlay and flush inset.
Each of these design options has specific installation
requirements, which means it is vital that the unit match
your planning and space needs. Before you begin the
installation process, check the exact model number you
need against the model number on the shipping carton.
If the unit you receive does not match your requirements,
contact your Sub-Zero dealer.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED:
• Phillips screwdriver set
• Slotted screwdriver set
• Torx drive screwdriver set
• 4' (1.2 m) of 1/4" copper tubing and saddle valve for the
water line (4200880)—do not use self-piercing valves
• Copper tubing cutter
• Level—2' (.6 m) and 4' (1.2 m) recommended
• Appliance dolly able to support 700 lbs (317 kg) and
adequate manpower to handle the weight of the unit
• Various sized pliers
• Wrench set
• Allen wrench set
•
3/8"
hex bolt nut driver
• Crescent wrenches
• Cordless drill and assorted drill bits
• Masonite, plywood, 1/8" pressed fiberboard, cardboard
or other suitable material to protect finished flooring
• Appropriate materials to cover and protect the home
and its furnishings during installation
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Site Preparation
Make sure that the finished rough opening where the
built-in unit is being installed is properly prepared. Refer to
the overall dimensions and installation specifications for
your specific model on the following pages. These specifications are identical for the framed, overlay and stainless
steel applications. Installation specifications are different
for the flush inset application, whether you are using
custom panels or Sub-Zero accessory flush inset panels.
Make sure that the rough opening dimensions, door swing
clearance, electrical service and plumbing are correct for
the model you are about to install.
If you are installing two built-in units side by side in the
framed, overlay, flush inset or stainless steel application, a
separating filler strip is recommended. Add the filler strip
width to the finished rough opening dimension.
For installation of two built-in units side by side without a
filler strip, a dual installation kit will be necessary.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To operate properly, the door must
open a minimum of 90°. Use a minimum 3" (76) filler in
corner installations to assure a 90° door opening. Allow
enough clearance in front of the unit for full door swing.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure the floor under the unit is
level with the surrounding finished floor.
Overall Dimensions
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All Refrigerator / All Freezer Models
IMPORTANT NOTE:
The heights of the all
refrigerator / all freezer
models have increased
from 73" (1854) to 84"
(2134).
84"
(2134)
36"
36"
36"
24"
(914)
(914)
(914)
(610)
Model BI-36R
Model BI-36RG
Model BI-36F
ALL REFRIGERATOR
ALL REFRIGERATOR
GLASS DOOR
ALL FREEZER
SIDE VIEW
Over-and-Under Models
84"
(2134)
30"
30"
36"
36"
24"
(762)
(762)
(914)
(914)
(610)
Model BI-30U
Model BI-30UG
WITH GLASS DOOR
Model BI-36U
Model BI-36UG
WITH GLASS DOOR
SIDE VIEW
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Side-by-Side Models
84"
(2134)
36"
(914)
Model BI-36S
42"
(1067)
Model BI-42S
42"
24"
(1067)
(610)
Model BI-42SD
WITH DISPENSER
SIDE VIEW
Models are shown in the stainless
steel design.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Throughout this
guide, dimensions in parentheses
are millimeters unless otherwise
specified.
84"
(2134)
48"
48"
24"
(1219)
(1219)
(610)
Model BI-48S
Model BI-48SD
WITH DISPENSER
SIDE VIEW
Opening Dimensions
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Standard Installation Opening Dimensions
Framed, Overlay and Classic Stainless Steel Models
TOP VIEW
24" (610)
OPENING
DEPTH
OUTLINE
OF UNIT WITH
3/4" (19) PANEL
24" (610)
OPENING DEPTH
83 3/4"
A
(2127)
OPENING
HEIGHT
83" min
(2108)
OPENING WIDTH
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
Opening Width
A
BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
35 1/2"
BI-30U and BI-30UG
29 1/2" (746)
BI-36U and BI-36UG
35 1/2"
BI-36S
35 1/2" (902)
(902)
(902)
BI-42S and BI-42SD
411/2" (1054)
BI-48S and BI-48SD
47 1/2" (1206)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If two units are installed side by side,
refer to page 10 for dual standard installations.
Classic stainless steel models are ready to install out of the
box.
Opening Dimensions
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Flush Inset Installation Opening Dimensions
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TOP VIEW
26 3/16" 24" (610)
DEPTH
(665)
FLUSH TO CLEAT
INSET
DEPTH
11/4"
(32)
OUTLINE
OF UNIT WITH
3/4" (19) PANEL
CLEAT
26 3/16" 24" (610)
TOP VIEW
OPENING
(665)
DEPTH
FLUSH
INSET TO CLEAT
DEPTH
CLEAT
3" (76)
typical
DETAIL A
2 3/16" (56)
2 3/16"
1/4"
(6)
(56)
11/4"
(32)
CLEAT
24" (610)
DEPTH TO CLEAT
Detail A
2 3/16"
(56)
26 3/16" (665)
FLUSH INSET DEPTH
3" typical
(76)
CLEAT
4" (102)
83 3/4"
(2127)
HEIGHT
TO CLEAT
83" min
(2108)
A
11/4"
11/4"
WIDTH TO CLEAT
(32)
(32)
84"
B
(2134)
FLUSH
INSET
HEIGHT
FLUSH INSET WIDTH
24" (610)
OPENING
DEPTH TO
CLEAT
SHADED
AREA
MUST BE
FINISHED
2 3/16" (56)
11/4"
(32)
Detail B
DETAIL B
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
Flush Inset Opening Widths
A
B
BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
35 1/2" (902)
38" (965)
BI-30U and BI-30UG
29 1/2" (746)
32" (813)
BI-36U and BI-36UG
35 1/2"
(902)
38" (965)
BI-36S
35 1/2" (902)
38" (965)
BI-42S and BI-42SD
411/2"
(1054)
44" (1118)
BI-48S and BI-48SD
47 1/2" (1206)
50" (1270)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Dimensions assume a 3/4" (19) panel
thickness.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If two units are installed side by side,
refer to page 11 for dual flush inset installations.
Opening Dimensions
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Dual Standard Installation Opening Dimensions
Framed, Overlay and Classic Stainless Steel Models
TOP VIEW
24" (610)
OPENING
DEPTH
OUTLINE
OF TWO UNITS WITH
3/4" (19) PANEL
24" (610)
OPENING DEPTH
83 3/4"
(2127)
OPENING
HEIGHT
83" min
(2108)
A
OPENING WIDTH
SIDE VIEW
FRONT VIEW
Opening Widths
A
Two 30" (762) Models
59 3/4"
Two 36" (914) Models
71 3/4" (1822)
(1518)
IMPORTANT NOTE: A dual installation kit will be required for
this installation.
Classic stainless steel models are ready to install out of the
box.
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Dual Flush Inset Installation Opening Dimensions
3
TOP VIEW
26 3/16" 24" (610)
DEPTH
(665)
FLUSH TO CLEAT
INSET
DEPTH
11/4"
OUTLINE OF
TWO UNITS WITH
3/4" (19) PANEL
(32)
CLEAT
26 3/16" 24" (610)
TOP VIEW
OPENING
(665)
DEPTH
FLUSH
INSET TO CLEAT
DEPTH
CLEAT
3" (76)
typical
DETAIL A
2 3/16" (56)
2 3/16"
1/4"
(6)
(56)
11/4"
CLEAT
(32)
24" (610)
DEPTH TO CLEAT
Detail A
2 3/16"
(56)
26 3/16" (665)
FLUSH INSET DEPTH
3" typical
(76)
CLEAT
83 3/4"
(2127)
HEIGHT
TO CLEAT
83" min
(2108)
4" (102)
A
11/4"
11/4"
WIDTH TO CLEAT
(32)
SHADED
AREA
MUST BE
FINISHED
(32)
84"
B
(2134)
FLUSH
INSET
HEIGHT
FLUSH INSET WIDTH
24" (610)
OPENING
DEPTH TO
CLEAT
2 3/16" (56)
11/4"
(32)
Detail B
DETAIL B
SIDE VIEW
Opening Widths
FRONT VIEW
A
B
Two 30" (762) Models
59 3/4" (1518) 62 1/4" (1581)
Two 36" (914) Models
71 3/4" (1822) 74 1/4" (1886)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Dimensions assume a 3/4" (19) panel
thickness. A dual installation kit will be required for this
installation.
Electrical Requirements
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Electrical Requirements
For all built-in models, the electrical supply should be
located within the shaded area shown in the illustration.
Follow the National Electrical Code and local codes and
ordinances when installing the receptacle. A separate
circuit, servicing only this appliance is required.
7"
(178)
E
6"
(152)
IMPORTANT NOTE: A ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI) is not recommended and may cause interruption of
operation.
75 1/2"
(1918)
The outlet must be checked by a qualified electrician
to be sure that it is wired with the correct polarity.
Verify that the outlet provides 115 V AC and is
properly grounded.
Do not use an extension cord or two-prong adapter.
Electrical ground is required on this appliance. Do
not remove the power supply cord ground prong.
FRONT VIEW
Location of electrical supply.
Electrical Requirements
Power Supply
Circuit Breaker
Receptacle
115 V AC, 60 Hz
15 amp
3-prong grounding-type
Plumbing Requirements
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Plumbing Requirements
All built-in models with an automatic ice maker come with
a microbiological water filtration system. The water supply
line should be located within the shaded area shown in the
illustration. The water line should be connected to the
house supply with an easily accessible shut-off valve
between the supply and the unit. Do not use self-piercing
valves. A saddle valve kit (4200880) is available from your
Sub-Zero dealer. The water supply line must not interfere
with installation of the anti-tip brackets.
18"
6"
(457)
(152)
1/2"
(13)
WATER LINE
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
TOP VIEW
FRONT VIEW
IMPORTANT NOTE: A reverse osmosis system can be
used provided there is constant water pressure of 30 psi
(2.1 bar) to 100 psi (6.9 bar) supplied to the unit at all
times. In this application, the microbiological water filtration system should be set to bypass mode by removing
the water filter cartridge and inserting the bypass plug
(7011209) available from your Sub-Zero dealer. Installation
instructions packed with the unit will outline this
procedure.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All installations must meet local
plumbing code requirements.
It is not recommended that the ice maker be connected to
a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals, such
as salt from a malfunctioning softener, can damage the ice
maker and lead to poor ice quality. If a softened water
supply cannot be avoided, be sure that the water softener
is well maintained and operating properly.
Plumbing Requirements
Water Supply Line
Water Pressure
Excess Water Line for Connection
3" (76)
Location of water supply.
1/4"
OD copper line
30–100 psi (2.1–6.9 bar)
36" (914)
18"
6"
(457)
(152)
W
Door Clearance
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Door Clearance
23 7/8"
23 7/8"
23 7/8"
(606)
BEHIND
FRAME
(606)
BEHIND
FRAME
(606)
BEHIND
FRAME
C
A
C
A B
D
C
A
2 3/8"
(60)
2 3/8"
2 3/8"
2 3/8"
(60)
(60)
All Refrigerator / All Freezer Models
Over-and-Under Models
Door Clearance
ALL REFRIGERATOR / ALL FREEZER
BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
OVER-AND-UNDER
BI-30U and BI-30UG
BI-36U and BI-36UG
SIDE-BY-SIDE
BI-36S
BI-42S and BI-42SD
BI-48S and BI-48SD
A
C
37 1/4" (946)
17" (432)
A
B
C
31 1/4" (796)
37 1/4" (946)
23 5/8" (600)
23 5/8" (600)
14 1/2" (368)
17" (432)
A
C
D
22 1/4" (565)
26 1/4" (668)
30" (762)
101/4" (260)
12 1/2" (318)
14" (356)
8 1/2" (216)
8 3/4" (222)
9 3/4" (248)
(60)
Side-by-Side Models
The doors of all built-in models open to a maximum of 110°.
A 90° door stop is shipped with all units. The handle depth
reflects the tubular, curved and pro handles. For additional
information, refer to the full-scale templates in the built-in
design guide.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For flush inset applications, add 1/2" (13)
to dimension (A).
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Unpack the Unit
Grille Removal
Uncrate the unit and inspect for any damages. Remove
the wood base and discard the shipping bolts and
brackets that hold the wood base to the bottom of the
unit. Remove and discard all packing materials.
In order to prevent damage to the grille and to access the
power cord, the top grille assembly should be removed
prior to moving the unit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not discard the kickplate, anti-tip
brackets and hardware. These items will be needed for
installation.
Retract the front leveling legs all the way up to allow the
unit to be moved into position more easily. You will extend
the leveling legs when the unit is in its final position to
reduce the possibility of the unit tipping forward.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The rear levelers must be in their
lowest position in order to push the unit back into the
rough opening. Therefore, leveling cannot be completed
until the unit is in position.
Remove the drain pan from the base of the unit to avoid
damage to the drain pan, and allow for proper placement
of the appliance dolly.
Be sure to secure the door(s) closed before moving
the unit.
To remove the grille assembly, pull out on the bottom edge
of the grille and tilt upward. Loosen the back two grille
mounting screws and remove the front two grille mounting
screws. Refer to the illustrations below. With the grille held
firmly, pull forward to remove.
To reinstall the grille, insert the grille into position and be
sure that the grille catch tabs are engaged. Reinstall the
front two grille screws, then retighten the back two grille
screws. Check for proper fit.
GRILLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
The grille was designed to rest on the upper door hinge(s)
to minimize the reveal between the top of the door and
bottom of the grille. To eliminate potential interference of
the grille and hinge, the grille height can be adjusted.
Loosen the four grille adjustment screws (two on each
side) and adjust the grille height as needed. For screw
location, refer to the illustration below.
BACK GRILLE
SCREW
LOCATION
OF GRILLE
ADJUSTMENT
SCREWS
FRONT
GRILLE SCREW
Grille removal.
Grille mounting screws.
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Anti-Tip Bracket Installation
To prevent the unit from tipping forward and provide
a stable installation, the unit must be secured in place
with the anti-tip brackets shipped with the unit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For either wood or concrete floor
applications, if the #12 x 2 1/2" screws do not hit a wall
stud or the wall plate in any of the back holes of the
brackets, use the provided #8–18 x 1 1/4" PH truss HD
screws and #12 flat washers with the nylon zip-it wall
anchors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Placement of the anti-tip brackets is
critical to a stable installation. Failure to properly position
the anti-tip brackets will prevent them from engaging the
unit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In some installations the subflooring
or finished floor may necessitate angling the screws used
to fasten the anti-tip brackets to the back wall.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The two anti-tip brackets must be
installed exactly 24" (610) from the front of the rough
opening to the back of the brackets and a minimum of 4"
(102) from the sides of the rough opening. This depth will
increase to 26 3/16" (665) for a flush inset installation based
on 3/4" (19) deep decorative panels. Proper placement will
ensure that the anti-tip brackets engage the anti-tip bar at
the back of the unit.
WOOD FLOOR APPLICATIONS
Anti-Tip Hardware Included
2
12
4
12
Anti-tip brackets
#12 x 2 1/2" PH pan HD zinc screws
3/8"–16
x 3 3/4" wedge anchors
#12 flat washers
4
#8–18 x 11/4" PH truss HD screws
4
Nylon zip-it wall anchors
After properly locating the anti-tip brackets in the rough
opening, drill pilot holes 3/16" (5) diameter maximum in the
wall studs and/or wall plate. Use the #12 x 2 1/2" PH pan
HD zinc screws and #12 flat washers to secure the
brackets in place. Be sure that the screws penetrate
through the flooring material and into wall studs or wall
plate a minimum of 3/4" (19). Refer to the illustration on the
following page.
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Anti-Tip Bracket Installation
CONCRETE FLOOR APPLICATIONS
INSTALL CONCRETE WEDGE ANCHORS:
After properly locating the anti-tip brackets in the rough
opening, drill pilot holes 3/16" (5) diameter maximum in the
wall studs and/or wall plate. Then drill 3/8" (10) diameter
holes into the concrete a minimum of 1/2" (13) deep. Use
the #12 x 2 1/2" PH pan HD zinc screws and #12 flat
washers to secure the brackets to the wall and use the
3/8"–16 x 3 3/4" wedge anchors to secure the brackets to
the floor. Be sure that the screws penetrate the wall studs
or wall plate a minimum of 3/4" (19). Refer to the illustration
below.
1) Drill a 3/8" (10) diameter hole any depth exceeding the
minimum embedment. Clean the hole or continue
drilling additional depth to accommodate drill fines.
Use a carbide drill bit manufactured within ANSI
B94.12-77.
2) Assemble the washer and nut flush with the end of
anchor to protect threads. Drive the anchor through the
material to be fastened until the washer is flush with
the surface material.
3) Expand the anchor by tightening the nut 3–5 turns past
hand-tight position or to 25 foot-pounds of torque.
Make sure there are no electrical wires or plumbing
in the area which the screws could penetrate.
Always wear safety glasses and use other necessary
protective devices or apparel when installing or
working with anchors.
Anchors are not recommended for use in lightweight
masonry material such as block or brick, or for use
in new concrete which has not had sufficient time to
cure. The use of core drills is not recommended to
drill holes for the anchors.
24"
24"
(610)
(610)
4" MIN
4" MIN
(102)
(102)
FINISHED
FLOORING
FINISHED
FLOORING
WALL
PLATE
UNDERLAYMENT
SUBFLOORING
WOOD FLOOR
Wood floors.
WALL
PLATE
UNDERLAYMENT
SUBFLOORING
CONCRETE
Concrete floors.
1/2" MIN
(13)
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Position the Unit
Water Line Connection
Use an appliance dolly to move the unit near the rough
opening. Each built-in unit is equipped with rollers, so it
can be moved into position more easily.
Approximately 3' (.9 m) of 1/4" plastic tubing is connected
to the unit with a preassembled 1/4" compression connection at the end. This tubing is located under the unit.
Shut off power to the electrical outlet. Plug the power
supply cord into the 15 amp grounded outlet and roll the
unit into position. Be sure that the anti-tip brackets are
properly engaged.
The water line fitting connection kit, provided with the unit,
contains a 1/4" compression union fitting for connection to
the household water line. Place the compression nut and
sleeve on the water line and fasten to the connection at
the end of the tubing under the unit. Do not over tighten.
Check all water line fittings for leaks. Make sure that the
drain pan can be installed or removed without any water
line interference.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If possible, keep the door(s) closed
until the unit is properly anchored.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If for any reason the unit has been laid
on its back or side, you must allow the unit to stand
upright for a minimum of 24 hours before connecting
power.
Protect any finished flooring before moving the unit
into place.
To reduce the possibility of the unit tipping forward,
the front leveling legs must be in contact with the
floor once the unit is in position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to purge the water line prior to
final connection to the unit. This will remove any debris
that may be present in the tubing from installing the new
water line.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a reverse osmosis system used, it is
recommended that the water filter be bypassed. Refer to
information on water filter bypass mode on page 22.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Let your customer know that the ice
maker will not produce ice immediately, and that the first
few batches of ice produced should be discarded. Allow
24 hours for proper ice production.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Caution must be taken not to expose
the refrigerator and/or water lines leading to the refrigerator to freezing temperatures. Exposure could cause
damage to the product and home.
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Level the Unit
Once the unit is in position, extend the front leveling legs
down by turning the legs clockwise to adjust the height.
The rear height adjustment can be made from the front of
the base. Use a 3/8" socket to adjust the rear rollers. Turn
the 3/8" hex bolt clockwise to raise the unit or counterclockwise to lower it.
When the unit is leveled properly, or squared off, door
and/or drawer adjustments are less likely to be necessary.
Refer to the illustration below for location of the rear roller
base adjustment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to reference leveling of the
unit to the floor and not to surrounding cabinetry. This
could affect the operation of the unit, such as door
closing.
FRONT
LEVELING LEG
REAR
ADJUSTMENT
Rear roller base adjustment.
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Door Adjustment
The doors for built-in side-by-side models and the upper
door on over-and-under models can be adjusted in three
ways: in and out, side to side tilt, and up and down
(except over-and-under models).
Regardless of the adjustment being made, start by slightly
loosening the two upper hinge bolts on the upper hinge
plate using a 1/2" wrench. Refer to the illustration below.
IN AND OUT ADJUSTMENT
Refer to the illustration for location of the bolt for in and
out door adjustment. To adjust a left-hinge door; using a
5/32" allen wrench, turn the bolt clockwise to bring the
handle side of the door inward, and counterclockwise to
move the handle side of the door outward. Reverse the
directions for a right-hinge door.
SIDE TO SIDE TILT ADJUSTMENT
Refer to the illustration for location of the bolt for side to
side tilt door adjustment. To adjust a left-hinge door; using
a 3/8" wrench, turn the bolt clockwise to raise the handle
side of the door up and counterclockwise to tilt the handle
side of the door down. Reverse the directions for a righthinge door.
UPPER
HINGE BOLTS
IN AND OUT
ADJUSTMENT
SIDE TO SIDE
TILT ADJUSTMENT
Upper hinge bolts.
Door adjustment bolts.
Door height adjustment.
DOOR HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
To adjust a left-hinge door; using a 1/4" allen wrench, turn
the bolt clockwise to raise the door and counterclockwise
to lower the door. Refer to the illustration above. Reverse
the directions for a right-hinge door.
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Anchoring
Complete the Installation
After door and side panels have been installed, the unit
has been leveled and door adjustment completed, anchor
the built-in unit to the opening. This will assure a proper fit
and a secure installation.
Before installing the kickplate, be sure to reinstall the drain
pan. Once the drain pan is in place, screw the kickplate
the to brackets attached to the inside surface of each
roller base.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to level and square the unit
before anchoring it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The kickplate must be removed for
servicing. The floor cannot interfere with removal. Refer to
the label mounted on the kickplate support for height
clearance.
To anchor the top of the unit to cabinetry, open the grille,
and install the screws provided through the grille frame
into the cabinetry. There are several hole locations
provided. Check for proper door clearance by fully
opening the door. Refer to the illustration below.
To anchor the bottom of the unit, drive a screw through
the side hole inside the roller base assembly. There is one
on each side. The screw will need to go in at an angle in
order to attach properly. Refer to the illustration below.
Additional material may be needed behind the cleat to
ensure sufficient anchoring.
If the screws provided are not suitable for your
application, you must provide adequate screws.
ANCHORING
SCREWS
ANCHORING
SCREW
Top anchoring.
Bottom anchoring.
Reinstall the grille following the instructions on page 15.
Turn power back on to the electrical outlet.
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90° Door Stop
Water Filter Bypass Mode
The doors of all built-in models open to 110°. A 90° door
stop ships with the unit and is located behind the flip-up
grille. Additional 90° door stop kits (7005865) are available
through your Sub-Zero dealer. To obtain local dealer
information, visit the showroom locator section of our
website, subzero.com.
A separate bypass plug is required to bypass the water
filtration system. This bypass plug (7011209) is available
from your Sub-Zero dealer. To install the bypass plug:
The 90° door stop will be installed in the top hinge of the
door. To install, open the door to approximately 90°. At the
top of the door, insert the door stop down between the
door hinge and the door closer arm. Insert the screw
through the door stop and into the door as shown in the
illustration below.
1) Remove water filter cartridge by pushing the end to
disengage from the filter head. Refer to the illustration
below. Pull the filter cartridge straight out.
2) Install bypass plug by aligning it with the filter head.
Push plug in to engage with the head assembly.
When the filter or the bypass plug is removed from the
unit, the water supply to both the ice maker and the ice
and water dispenser will be shut off.
WATER FILTER
WATER
FILTER
90° door stop.
Location of water filter.
Water filter cartridge removal.
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Air Purification System
Panel Installation
All Sub-Zero built-in units, except model BI-36F, come
with an advanced air purification system. A factory
installed air purification cartridge is located inside the
refrigerator section, on the right-hand side of the back
wall. For information regarding use and removal of this
cartridge, refer to the built-in use & care guide provided
with the unit.
Before you begin installing panels, refer to the panel specifications for framed, overlay or flush inset applications
and be sure you are working with the panel design called
for in your installation. If your customer has chosen the
stainless steel design, the unit has been shipped complete
with a finished stainless steel look. It will not be necessary
to install panels or handle hardware. In your final preparation for stainless steel units, use a stainless steel cleaner
to remove any marks. Abrasive cleaners should not be
used, as they may scratch the surface.
Lamp contains mercury. Manage in accordance with
disposal laws. Go to subzerowolfstore.com or call
1-800-222-7820.
If your customer has ordered either a framed or overlay
model, you will be installing panels to give the unit the
custom Sub-Zero look.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For overlay models, there are two
design applications, overlay and flush inset. Be sure to
use the correct panel sizes for your application.
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Framed Panels
If your customer has chosen a framed design application,
make sure that the panels you are about to install match
dimensions listed in the framed panel specifications on
pages 26–27. Additional panel design information can be
found in the Sub-Zero built-in design guide and on our
website, subzero.com.
TRIM
REVEAL
1/4" (6) min
1/4" (6)
D
PANEL
MAIN FRAME
DOOR
TRIM
REVEAL
1/4" (6) min
ROUT TO
1/4" (6)
T
MAIN FRAME
DOOR
If the thickness of the custom panel is less than a 1/4" (6),
back it up with a sheet of shim material to build the total
thickness to a 1/4" (6). If the panel is thicker than a 1/4" (6),
rout an edge around the panel to achieve a proper fit.
Refer to the illustrations.
IMPORTANT NOTE: On all built-in models, routing,
recessing or optional extended handles may be required
on raised panels for finger clearance under the handle.
Framed Panel Requirements
MAX WEIGHT PER PANEL
BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
All Other Framed Models
75 lbs (34 kg)
50 lbs (23 kg)
MIN PANEL THICKNESS
All Framed Panels
1/4"
(6)
Panels 1/4" (6) thick or less.
Panels thicker than 1/4" (6).
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Framed Panels
Raised Panels
To install framed panels, the door handle(s) must be
removed. To install framed panels, first remove the door
trim molding. For side-by-side models and the upper door
for over-and-under models, insert a screwdriver tip into
the top corner slot on the handle side and pop out the trim
molding. Refer to the illustration below.
You may have to rout, recess or use optional extended
handles with some door panel designs to allow for finger
clearance. This is particularly true if your unit has raised
panels greater than 1/4" (6) total thickness.
For the drawer on over-and-under models, insert a screwdriver tip into the slot on either side of the trim molding
running along the top of the drawer, and pop out the trim
molding. Refer to the illustration below.
With a screwdriver, remove the handles from the freezer
and refrigerator doors. Slide the panel into the frame on
the door. With the panel in position, replace the handles.
Be sure the panel is inserted completely into the channel
for proper fit and alignment. Refer to the illustration below.
To reinstall the trim molding, insert the top of the trim
molding into the grooves at the top of the door and work
downward, snapping the trim molding into the clips on the
handle.
For the drawer on over-and-under models, start at one
end and move towards the opposite end, snapping the
trim molding into the clips on the handle.
Door trim.
Over-and-under drawer trim.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not exceed the maximum per
panel weight for your specific model. Refer to the chart on
the previous page.
Check the location of offset when you’re using specific
routing for the grip area only. Refer to the Sub-Zero
built-in design guide for a full-scale template of the
standard
full-length handle and panel. Use this grid template to lay
out your panel design for finger clearance when standard
full-length handles are used.
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Framed Panel Specifications
A
A
A
A
A
A
H
H
H
H
A
H
B
W
BI-36R / BI-36F
W
W
BI-36RG
BI-30U / BI-36U
Models BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Door Panel
BI-36RG
H
W
BI-30UG / BI-36UG
Models BI-30U and BI-30UG
W
H
REFRIGERATOR
W
H
35 3/4" (908)
69 9/16" (1767)
Door Panel
29 3/4" (756)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
Window Cut-Out
25 3/8" (645)
54 1/16" (1373)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/16" (132)
10 5/16" (262)
FREEZER
Drawer Panel
BI-30UG
Window Cut-Out
W
H
29 3/4" (756)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
19 1/2" (495)
39 9/16" (1005)
A
5 3/16" (132)
Cut-Out Location
Models BI-36U and BI-36UG
REFRIGERATOR
W
H
Door Panel
35 3/4" (908)
49 15/16" (1268)
FREEZER
Drawer Panel
BI-36UG
Window Cut-Out
W
H
35 3/4" (908)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
25 1/2" (648)
39 9/16" (1005)
A
Cut-Out Location
5 3/16" (132)
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Framed Panel Specifications
A
H
H
B
W
W
BI-36S / BI-42S / BI-48S
W
W
BI-42SD / BI-48SD
Model BI-36S
Models BI-48S and BI-48SD
REFRIGERATOR
W
H
REFRIGERATOR
W
H
Door Panel
19 13/16" (503)
69 9/16" (1767)
Door Panel
28 1/2" (724)
69 9/16" (1767)
FREEZER
Door Panel
W
H
15 7/16" (392)
69 9/16" (1767)
FREEZER
Door Panel
BI-48SD
Dispenser Cut-Out
Models BI-42S and BI-42SD
REFRIGERATOR
W
H
Door Panel
24 13/16" (630)
69 9/16" (1767)
FREEZER
Door Panel
BI-42SD
Dispenser Cut-Out
Cut-Out Location
W
H
16 7/16" (418)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
5 7/8" (149)
12 7/16" (316)
A
B
1 7/8" (48)
28 3/4" (730)
Cut-Out Location
W
H
18 3/4" (418)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
5 7/8" (149)
12 7/16" (316)
A
B
1 7/8" (48)
28 3/4" (730)
For models BI-42SD and BI-48SD, panel thickness in the dispenser area can range from 1/4" (6) to a maximum of
1 1/8" (29). If the panel is thicker, you must rout out a minimum
1/4" (6) flat landing area to accommodate the glasswell bezel.
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Overlay Panels
If your customer has chosen an overlay design application, make sure that the panels you are about to install
match dimensions listed in the overlay panel specifications on pages 30–31. Additional panel design information
can be found in the Sub-Zero built-in design guide and on
our website, subzero.com.
OVERLAY
PANEL
SPACER PANEL
OVERLAY PANEL
BACKER PANEL
BACKER
PANEL
TRIM
IMPORTANT NOTE: The size of the overlay panel is
critical. It must fit over the door frame. Also, do not
exceed the maximum per panel weight for your specific
model. Refer to the chart below.
Overlay models are shipped without handle hardware.
The cabinet manufacturer or designer will need to provide
handle hardware to match the overall decorating scheme.
To install overlay panels, first remove the door trim
molding. For side-by-side models and the upper door for
over-and-under models, insert a screwdriver tip into the
top corner slot on the handle side and pop out the trim
molding. Remove the screws and frame. For the drawer
on over-and-under models, insert a screwdriver tip into
the slot on either side of the trim molding running along
the top of the drawer and pop out the trim molding.
Remove the screws and frame. Refer to the illustrations
on page 25.
Sub-Zero allows a 1/4" (6) space to slide the backing
material into place in the frame. If your material is thicker
than a 1/4" (6), either rout an edge around the panel to get
a proper fit or mount the decorative overlay panel on a
sheet of 1/4" (6) thick material and insert the backing
material into the channel.
Overlay Panel Requirements
MAX WEIGHT PER PANEL
BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
All Other Overlay Models
Grille Panel
75 lbs (34 kg)
50 lbs (23 kg)
13 lbs (6 kg)
MIN PANEL THICKNESS
All Overlay Panels
5/8"
(16)
SPACER
PANEL
5/16" (8) min
1/8"
(3)
Panel assembly cross
section.
3/ 4 "
(19)
typical
.10" (3) 1/4" (6)
Panel assembly rear view.
You must allow for .10" (3) space between the backer
board and the decorative panel, so the panel will slide
easily into the door frame.
The illustrations above provide a cross section view of the
three panel assembly showing placement of the trim and a
rear view of the three panel assembly with critical dimensions, standard for all models.
Install the handle hardware before inserting the panel. We
recommend larger D-style pulls. The use of small, onepiece knobs is not recommended. If you use screws with
thick heads, you will need to countersink the screws into
the backer panel before sliding the assembly into place.
Slide the panel into the frame on the door. With the panel
in position, replace the frame end. Be sure the panel is
inserted completely into the channel for proper fit and
alignment.
To reinstall the trim molding on side-by-side models and
the upper door for over-and-under models, insert the top
of the trim molding into the grooves at the top of the door
and work downward, snapping the trim molding into the
clips on the frame.
For the drawer on over-and-under models, start at one
end and move towards the opposite end, snapping the
trim molding into the clips on the frame.
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Glasswell—Dispenser Models
Grille Panel Assembly
The dispenser area of models BI-42SD and BI-48SD has
been engineered to enable the use of the overlay or flush
inset panel application. Installing overlay or flush inset
panels for these models is the same procedure as for
other built-in models. The refrigerator door panel will need
to accommodate a cut-out for the glasswell bezel.
Remove the grille panel assembly as described on page
15. Remove the top two corner screws and pull away the
top frame. Slide the panel into position in the grille frame.
If you are using a grille panel 1/4" (6) or thinner, you will
need to install a filler.
To remove the glasswell bezel for an overlay or flush inset
model BI-42SD or BI-48SD, the water grille and touch pad
must be removed. Lift the water grille up and out. Next,
remove the touch pad assembly by removing the center
plastic mandrel supports. Carefully tilt the touch pad out
and disconnect the wire harness (blue side up) from the
back side of the touch pad. Remove the bezel by
removing the four screws.
Insert the overlay or flush inset panel into the door trim.
Reverse the procedure to install the bezel, touch pad and
water grille. To install the plastic rivets, insert rivets
through the touch pad and into the control housing and
secure by pressing mandrels into the body of the rivets.
Refer to the illustrations below.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The total panel thickness (including
backer and spacer, if used) in the glasswell bezel area can
range from 1/4" (6) to a maximum of 1 1/8" (29). If the panel
is thicker, provisions must be made to rout out a space to
accommodate the bezel surrounding the glasswell.
WATER
ICE
LOCK
INDICATOR
LIGHT
WATER
GRILLE
BEZEL
Glasswell—dispenser
models.
Glasswell bezel removal.
Reattach the top frame by reinstalling the two top corner
screws. Install the grille panel assembly onto the unit,
by reversing the grille removal procedure outlined on
page 15.
Refer to specifications for overlay grille panels on pages
30–31 and the illustrations on the previous page for the
exact sizing of all three panels.
Do not exceed the panel dimensions listed for the
appropriate overlay grille panel you are specifying.
The overlay decorative panel cannot be any larger or
it may restrict the air flow to the compressor area
and cause problems with the operation of the
Sub-Zero unit.
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Overlay Panel Specifications
H
H
H
H
A
A
A
A
A
A
H
H
H
H
A
H
B
W
BI-36R / BI-36F
W
W
BI-36RG
BI-30U / BI-36U
Models BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-36RG
H
36" (914)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
36" (914)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)*
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
25 1/2" (648)
54 1/8" (1375)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 1/4" (133)
10 3/8" (264)
REFRIGERATOR
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-36UG
Window Cut-Out
Models BI-30U and BI-30UG
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-30UG
Window Cut-Out
BI-30UG / BI-36UG
W
H
36" (914)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
50 1/8" (1273)
49 5/16" (1253)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
36" (914)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
19" (483)
18 1/16" (459)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
36" (914)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)*
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
25 1/2" (648)
39 5/8" (1006)
A
W
H
30" (762)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
50 1/8" (1273)
49 5/16" (1253)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
30" (762)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
19" (483)
18 1/16" (459)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
30" (762)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
9 1/4" (235)*
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
19 1/2" (495)
39 5/8" (1006)
A
Cut-Out Location
W
Models BI-36U and BI-36UG
W
Window Cut-Out
REFRIGERATOR
H
5 1/4" (133)
Cut-Out Location
5 1/4" (133)
*Panel height may be increased by 1/2" (13) to hide upper
main frame. For more information, refer to the built-in panel
configurator at subzero.com/trade/panels.
Grille panel dimensions listed are for a standard 84" (2134)
overall height of the unit. For an 83" (2108) overall height,
subtract 1" (25) from grille panel height dimensions. For an
88" (2235) overall height, add 4" (102) to height dimensions.
Width dimensions do not vary.
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Overlay Panel Specifications
H
H
A
H
H
B
W
W
BI-36S / BI-42S / BI-48S
W
W
BI-42SD / BI-48SD
Model BI-36S
REFRIGERATOR
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
Models BI-48S and BI-48SD
W
H
20 1/16" (510)
19 3/16" (487)
19 13/16" (503)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
15 11/16" (398)
14 13/16" (376)
15 7/16" (392)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
36" (914)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)*
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
REFRIGERATOR
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-48SD
Dispenser Cut-Out
Models BI-42S and BI-42SD
REFRIGERATOR
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Overlay Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-42SD
Dispenser Cut-Out
Cut-Out Location
W
H
25 1/16" (637)
24 3/16" (614)
24 13/16" (630)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
16 11/16" (424)
15 13/16" (402)
16 7/16" (418)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
42" (1067)
41 1/8" (1045)
41 3/4" (1060)
9 1/4" (235)*
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
5 7/8" (149)
12 7/16" (316)
A
B
2" (51)
28 13/16" (732)
Cut-Out Location
W
H
28 3/4" (730)
27 7/8" (708)
28 1/2" (724)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
19" (483)
18 1/8" (460)
18 3/4" (476)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
48" (1219)
47 1/8" (1197)
47 3/4" (1213)
9 1/4" (235)*
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
5 7/8" (149)
12 7/16" (316)
A
B
2" (51)
28 13/16" (732)
*Panel height may be increased by 1/2" (13) to hide upper
main frame. For more information, refer to the built-in panel
configurator at subzero.com/trade/panels.
Grille panel dimensions listed are for a standard 84" (2134)
overall height of the unit. For an 83" (2108) overall height,
subtract 1" (25) from grille panel height dimensions. For an
88" (2235) overall height, add 4" (102) to height dimensions.
Width dimensions do not vary.
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Flush Inset Panels
If your customer has chosen the flush inset panel application, make sure that the panels you are about to install
match dimensions listed in the flush inset panel specifications on pages 34–35. Additional panel design information
can be found in the Sub-Zero built-in design guide and on
our website, subzero.com.
FLUSH INSET
PANEL
SPACER PANEL
FLUSH INSET PANEL
BACKER PANEL
BACKER
PANEL
TRIM
IMPORTANT NOTE: The size of the flush inset panel is
critical. It must be sized correctly for a proper fit inside the
opening.
Overlay models are shipped without handle hardware.
The cabinet manufacturer or designer will provide handle
hardware at the job site to match the overall decorating
scheme.
To install flush inset panels, first remove the door trim
molding. For side-by-side models and the upper door for
over-and-under models, insert a screwdriver tip into the
top corner slot on the handle side and pop out the trim
molding. Remove the screws and frame. For the drawer
on over-and-under models, insert a screwdriver tip into
the slot on either side of the trim molding running along
the top of the drawer, and pop out the trim molding.
Remove the screws and frame. Refer to the illustrations
on page 25.
Flush Inset Panel Requirements
MAX WEIGHT PER PANEL
BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
All Other Flush Inset Models
Grille Panel
75 lbs (34 kg)
50 lbs (23 kg)
13 lbs (6 kg)
MIN PANEL THICKNESS
All Flush Inset Panels
5/8"
(16)
SPACER
PANEL
5/16" (8) min
9/16"
(14)
Panel assembly cross
section.
3 /4"
(19)
typical
.10" (3) 1/4" (6)
Panel assembly rear view.
Sub-Zero allows a 1/4" (6) space to slide the backing
material into place in the frame. If your material is thicker
than a 1/4" (6), either rout an edge around the panel to get
a proper fit or mount the decorative flush inset panel on a
sheet of 1/4" (6) thick material and insert the backing
material into the channel.
You must allow for 0.10" (3) space between the backer
board and the decorative panel, so the panel will slide
easily into the door frame.
The illustrations below provide a cross section view of the
three panel assembly showing placement of the trim and a
rear view of the three panel assembly with critical dimensions, standard for all models.
IMPORTANT NOTE: With the panels installed, 1/2" (13)
minimum reveals must be kept on all sides to ensure
proper door opening and sufficient cooling of the unit.
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Flush Inset Panels
Grille Panel Assembly
Install the handle hardware before inserting the panel. We
recommend larger D-style pulls. The use of small, onepiece knobs is not recommended. If you use screws with
thick heads, you will need to countersink the screws into
the backer panel before sliding the assembly into place.
Remove the inner grille panel assembly as described on
page 15. Remove the top two corner screws and pull
away the top frame. Slide the panel into position in the
grille frame. If you are using a grille panel 1/4" (6) or
thinner, you will need to install a filler.
Slide the panel into the frame on the door. With the panel
in position, replace the frame end. Be sure the panel is
inserted completely into the channel for proper fit and
alignment.
Reattach the top frame by reinstalling the two top corner
screws. Install the inner grille panel assembly onto the
unit, by reversing the grille removal procedure outlined on
page 15.
To reinstall the trim molding on side-by-side models and
the upper door for over-and-under models, insert the top
of the trim molding into the grooves at the top of the door
and work downward, snapping the trim molding into the
clips on the frame.
Refer to specifications for flush inset grille panels on
pages 34–35 and the illustrations on the previous page for
the exact sizing of all three panels.
For the drawer on over-and-under models, start at one
end and move towards the opposite end, snapping the
trim molding into the clips on the frame.
Do not exceed the panel dimensions listed for the
appropriate flush inset grille panel you are specifying. The flush inset decorative panel cannot be any
larger or it may restrict the air flow to the compressor area and cause problems with the operation
of the Sub-Zero unit.
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Flush Inset Panel Specifications
H
H
H
H
A
A
B
A
A
A
H
H
H
H
B
H
B
W
BI-36R / BI-36F
W
W
BI-36RG
BI-30U / BI-36U
Models BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-36RG
H
37" (940)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
37" (940)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
25 1/2" (648)
54 1/8" (1375)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/4" (146)
10 3/8" (264)
REFRIGERATOR
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-36UG
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-30UG
BI-30UG / BI-36UG
W
H
31" (787)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
50 1/8" (1273)
49 5/16" (1253)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
31" (787)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
19" (483)
18 1/16" (459)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
31" (787)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
Window Cut-Out
19 1/2" (495)
39 5/8" (1006)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/4" (146)
5 1/4" (133)
W
H
37" (940)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
50 1/8" (1273)
49 5/16" (1253)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
37" (940)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
19" (483)
18 1/16" (459)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
37" (940)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
Window Cut-Out
25 1/2" (648)
39 5/8" (1006)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/4" (146)
5 1/4" (133)
Models BI-30U and BI-30UG
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
W
Models BI-36U and BI-36UG
W
Window Cut-Out
REFRIGERATOR
H
Grille panel dimensions listed are for a standard 84" (2134)
overall height of the unit. For an 83" (2108) overall height,
subtract 1" (25) from grille panel height dimensions. For an
88" (2235) overall height, add 4" (102) to height dimensions.
Width dimensions do not vary.
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Flush Inset Panel Specifications
H
H
A
H
H
B
W
W
BI-36S / BI-42S / BI-48S
W
W
BI-42SD / BI-48SD
Model BI-36S
REFRIGERATOR
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
Models BI-48S and BI-48SD
W
H
20 9/16" (522)
19 3/16" (487)
19 13/16" (503)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
16 3/16" (411)
14 13/16" (376)
15 7/16" (392)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
37" (940)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
REFRIGERATOR
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
DISPENSER (BI-48SD)
Cut-Out
Models BI-42S and BI-42SD
REFRIGERATOR
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
DISPENSER (BI-42SD)
Dispenser Cut-Out
Cut-Out Location
W
H
25 9/16" (649)
24 3/16" (614)
24 13/16" (630)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
17 3/16" (437)
15 13/16" (402)
16 7/16" (418)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
43" (1092)
41 1/8" (1045)
41 3/4" (1060)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
5 7/8" (149)
12 7/16" (316)
A
B
2" (51)
28 13/16" (732)
Cut-Out Location
W
H
29 1/4" (743)
27 7/8" (708)
28 1/2" (724)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
19 1/2" (495)
18 1/8" (460)
18 3/4" (476)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
49" (1245)
47 1/8" (1197)
47 3/4" (1213)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
5 7/8" (149)
12 7/16" (316)
A
B
2" (51)
28 13/16" (732)
Grille panel dimensions listed are for a standard 84" (2134)
overall height of the unit. For an 83" (2108) overall height,
subtract 1" (25) from grille panel height dimensions. For an
88" (2235) overall height, add 4" (102) to height dimensions.
Width dimensions do not vary.
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C
5
Flush Inset Panels
Illustrations A–F provide panel offsets and reveals for all
D the
built-in models in a flush inset application. Refer to
chart below for reference to the illustrations relating to
your specific model.
T
TOP VIEW
TOP VIEW
DOOR / DRAWER / GRILLE
DOOR
BACKER
SPACER
For additional information on model specific panel reveals,
visit the specification library section of our website,
subzerotrade.com.
FLUSH INSET PANEL
5/16" (8)
Panel Offsets
DOOR
CABINETRY
Illus.
1/2"
(13)
5/16" (8)
1/8" (3)
5/8"
(16)
1/4" (6)
REVEAL
ALL REFRIGERATOR / ALL FREEZER
Door / Grille Sides
Grille Top
Grille Bottom / Door Top
Door Bottom
A
C
D
F
Illus. A
Illus. B
CABINETRY
OVER-AND-UNDER
Door / Drawer / Grille Sides
Grille Top
Grille Bottom / Door Top
Door Bottom / Drawer Top
Drawer Bottom
1/2" (13)
A
C
D
E
F
GRILLE
5/16"
(8) 5/32"
(4)
GRILLE
1/8"
5/16" (3)
(8)
1/2" (13)
DOOR
3/32"
5/16" (2)
(8)
SIDE-BY-SIDE
Doors (hinge) / Grille Sides
Doors (handle) Sides
Grille Top
Grille Bottom / Door Top
Door Bottom
A
B
C
D
F
SIDE VIEW
Illus. C
SIDE VIEW
S
Illus. D
S
DOOR /
DRAWER
5/16"
(8) 3/32"
(2)
DOOR
5/8" (16)
DRAWER
5/16"
(8)
5/32"
5/16" (4)
(8)
SIDE VIEW
Illus. E
S
SIDE VIEW
Illus. F
5
3/32"
(2)
SIDE VIEW
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Dual Installations
When two built-in units are installed side by side, a
Sub-Zero built-in dual installation kit may be required.
Contact your Sub-Zero dealer for the proper components
and installation instructions. For questions relative to the
installation, call Sub-Zero at 800-222-7820. To obtain local
dealer information, visit the showroom locator section of
our website, subzero.com.
DUAL STANDARD INSTALLATIONS
Two framed, overlay or stainless steel units may be placed
side by side in a dual installation. Some dual standard
installations will require a dual installation kit, available
through your Sub-Zero dealer.
A custom filler strip can be used in between two units in a
framed, overlay or stainless steel design application. It is
recommended that the filler strip be at least 2" (51) wide,
to prevent condensation between the units. Be sure to add
the filler strip width to your rough opening width.
Dual installations without a filler strip can only be accomplished using two units with opposite hinges as shown in
illustration A below. The dual installations shown in illustrations B and C require a filler strip.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For the application shown in illustration A, a dual installation accessory kit is required.
WITHOUT FILLER STRIP
Illus. A
FILLER STRIP REQUIRED
Illus. B
FILLER STRIP REQUIRED
Illus. C
DUAL FLUSH INSET INSTALLATIONS
Installing two built-in models side by side in a flush inset
application will require adjustments to the dimensions of
your finished rough opening, panel sizes and panel offsets.
It will also require a dual installation kit, available through
your Sub-Zero dealer.
Dual installations without a filler strip can only be accomplished using two units with opposite hinges as shown in
illustration A below. The dual installations shown in illustrations B and C require a filler strip. Illustration A is the
only application that will accommodate the dual wide
grille.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The application shown in illustration A
can only be achieved by installing dual flush inset panels.
Failure to install dual flush inset panels will cause the
handle side of the panels to collide when closing. In this
application a dual installation accessory kit is also
required.
Dual flush inset panels and dual installation kits are available through your Sub-Zero dealer. Refer to page 38 for
dual flush inset panel specifications.
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Flush Inset Panel Specifications—Dual Installation
H
H
H
H
A
A
B
A
A
A
H
H
H
H
B
H
B
W
BI-36R / BI-36F
W
W
BI-36RG
BI-30U / BI-36U
Models BI-36R, BI-36RG and BI-36F
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-36RG
H
36 1/2" (927)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
69 3/4" (1772)
68 15/16" (1751)
69 9/16" (1767)
W
H
36 1/2" (927)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
25" (610)
54 1/8" (1375)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/4" (146)
10 3/8" (264)
REFRIGERATOR
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-36UG
FREEZER
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
GRILLE
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
BI-30UG
BI-30UG / BI-36UG
W
H
30 1/2" (775)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
50 1/8" (1273)
49 5/16" (1253)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
30 1/2" (775)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
19" (483)
18 1/16" (459)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
30 1/2" (775)
29 1/8" (740)
29 3/4" (756)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
Window Cut-Out
19" (483)
39 5/8" (1006)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/4" (146)
5 1/4" (133)
W
H
36 1/2" (927)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
50 1/8" (1273)
49 5/16" (1253)
49 15/16" (1268)
W
H
36 1/2" (927)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
19" (483)
18 1/16" (459)
18 11/16" (475)
W
H
36 1/2" (927)
35 1/8" (892)
35 3/4" (908)
9 1/4" (235)
8 5/16" (211)
8 15/16" (227)
W
H
Window Cut-Out
25" (610)
39 5/8" (1006)
A
B
Cut-Out Location
5 3/4" (146)
5 1/4" (133)
Models BI-30U and BI-30UG
Flush Inset Panel
Spacer Panel
Backer Panel
W
Models BI-36U and BI-36UG
W
Window Cut-Out
REFRIGERATOR
H
Grille panel dimensions listed are for a standard 84" (2134)
overall height of the unit. For an 83" (2108) overall height,
subtract 1" (25) from grille panel height dimensions. For an
88" (2235) overall height, add 4" (102) to height dimensions.
Width dimensions do not vary.
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C
C
5
Flush Inset Panels—Dual Installation
When installing two built-in models side by side in a flush
inset application, you must decrease the width of the decorative flush inset panels by 1/2". Adjustments to the panel
offsets will also need to be made. These adjustments are
needed to achieve a proper fit and to ensure the panels do
not collide when closing. Panel dimensions in the chart
below have been adjusted to reflect the decrease in panel
dimensions.
DUAL
TRIM
DOOR
BACKER
SPACER
For additional information on model specific panel reveals,
visit the specification library section of our website,
subzerotrade.com.
Panel Offsets
DOOR
CABINETRY
FLUSH INSET PANEL
5/16" (8)
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a filler strip is not used, dual installations can only be accomplished using two units with
opposite hinges.
Illustrations A–F provide panel offsets and reveals for all
built-in models in a flush inset application. Refer to the
chart below for reference to the illustrations relating to
your specific model. All reveals are 1/2" (13) unless otherwise specified.
TOP VIEW
TOP VIEW
DOOR / DRAWER / GRILLE
1/2"
(13)
5/16" (8)
1/8" (3)
5/8"
(16)
1/4" (6)
REVEAL
Illus. A
Illus. B
CABINETRY
1/2" (13)
GRILLE
5/16"
(8) 5/32"
(4)
GRILLE
1/8"
5/16" (3)
(8)
1/2" (13)
DOOR
3/32"
5/16" (2)
(8)
Illus.
SIDE VIEW
SIDE VIEW
S
ALL REFRIGERATOR / ALL FREEZER
Doors (hinge) / Grille Sides
Doors (handle) Sides
Grille Top
Grille Bottom / Door Top
Door Bottom
A
B
C
D
F
Illus. C
S
A
B
C
D
E
F
DOOR /
DRAWER
5/16"
(8) 3/32"
(2)
OVER-AND-UNDER
Doors (hinge) / Drawer / Grille Sides
Doors (handle) Sides
Grille Top
Grille Bottom / Door Top
Door Bottom / Drawer Top
Drawer Bottom
Illus. D
DOOR
5/8" (16)
DRAWER
5/16"
(8)
5/32"
5/16" (4)
(8)
SIDE VIEW
Do not exceed the flush inset decorative panel
dimensions. Exceeding dimensions could cause
damage to the panels and the Sub-Zero unit.
Illus. E
SIDE VIEW
Illus. F
5
3/32"
(2)
SIDE VIEW
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Side Panels
IMPORTANT NOTE: Side panels will need to be installed
before the unit is placed in its final position.
When installing a built-in unit with a custom side panel, an
accessory kit (7003407) is required. Classic stainless steel
and white enamel side panels are available through your
Sub-Zero dealer. Refer to instructions included with the
side panel kit when installing these side panels. To obtain
local dealer information, visit the showroom locator
section of our website, subzero.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The use of side panels may change
the width of your rough opening.
24" (610)
FRONT
OF SIDE
PANEL
ROUT TO 1/8" (3)
1 7/8"(48)
84"
1" (25)
(2134)
CUSTOM SIDE PANEL INSTALLATION
The custom side panel will need to be a minimum of 24"
(610) deep and 1/2" (13) thick. Refer to the custom side
panel dimensions illustration for additional specifications.
Routing will be necessary for the side panel to fit flush
against the side of the unit. Refer also to the routing detail
illustration.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The overall height on the side panel
will vary with the height of the grille being used. Make sure
you know your finished height before cutting any panels.
Install the brackets provided in the kit onto the side panel
in the locations shown in the illustration below. The front
brackets are meant to engage the mainframe and the back
brackets will wrap behind the unit when the panel is in
place. Screws are provided in the kit. If the provided
screws will not work for your installation, you will need to
provide the necessary screws to attach the brackets.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have a model BI-30U, BI-30UG,
BI-36U or BI-36UG, extra routing will be necessary to
avoid having the panel hit the refrigerator lower hinge
plate.
Place the panel at a 75° angle and engage the front
brackets into the mainframe. Swing the panel inward,
being sure that the front brackets engage the mainframe.
With the panel in position, attach the rear brackets to the
rear of the unit with the screws provided. Check to see
that the panel is secure. Refer to the illustration below.
4 1/4" (108)
ROUT TO
3/16" (5)
(OVER-AND-UNDER
MODELS)
5 3/4"
(146)
1" (25)
1 7/8" (48)
FRONT
BRACKET
20 1/2"
(521)
SIDE PANEL
1/8" (3)
1/2" (13)
4" (102)
OPTIONAL
TOE KICK
CUT-OUT
2 5/8"
MAIN
FRAME
SIDE PANEL
ROUTING
MAIN
REAR
FRAME
BRACKET
(67)
Custom side panel dimensions.
Side panel routing detail.
Side panel attachment
(top view).
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Installation Checklist
The importance of the installation of the Sub-Zero built-in
unit cannot be overemphasized. Proper installation is the
responsibility of the selling dealer or installer.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure a safe and proper installation, the following checklist should be completed by the
installer to ensure that no part of the installation has been
overlooked.
Any questions or problems regarding the installation
should be directed to your Sub-Zero dealer or Sub-Zero
customer service at 800-222-7820. You may also check
the contact & support section of our website, subzero.com.
INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
Has the packing material been removed?
Turn the unit on. Is it operating properly?
If not, is the unit plugged in? Is the control turned on?
Is the water supply line connected and not leaking? Is
the water supply turned on and ice maker control on?
Have the anti-tip brackets been installed securely and
properly engaging the unit?
Is the unit leveled properly on a solid, level floor? Is the
kickplate installed?
Has the drain pan been installed properly?
Are panels attached securely and properly aligned?
Have the door(s) been aligned for proper appearance
and operation?
Has the water filter cartridge been installed?
Has a filter bypass been ordered (only for homes with a
reverse osmosis system)?
Does your customer understand the unit's operation?
Have you given your customer the warranty package?
Have any installation or service problems been noted
on the product registration card? Has the registration
card been mailed in?
Have stainless steel door(s) been inspected for any
imperfections? This is to be done by the dealer or
installer with the customer upon completion of the
installation. Classic, platinum and carbon stainless
steel panels are covered by a limited 60-day parts and
labor warranty for cosmetic defects.
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Service Information
If service is necessary, maintain the quality built into your
Sub-Zero unit by calling a Sub-Zero authorized service
center.
To obtain the name and number of a Sub-Zero authorized
service center, check the contact & support section of our
website, subzero.com or call Sub-Zero customer service
at 800-222-7820.
When calling for service, you will need the model and
serial number of your unit. Both numbers are listed on the
product rating plate, located at the top frame of the unit
inside the door. Refer to the illustration below.
RATING
PLATE
Location of rating plate.
If you are storing or disposing of your old refrigerator
or freezer, please do it
safely. Remove the
doors or tightly secure
the doors closed.
Child entrapment
accidents can be tragic.
The information and images in this guide are the copyright property of Sub-Zero, Inc. Neither this guide nor any information or images contained
herein may be copied or used in whole or in part without the express written permission of Sub-Zero, Inc. ©Sub-Zero, Inc. all rights reserved.
SUB-ZERO, INC.
P. O. BOX 44130
MADISON, WI 53744
7011205 REV-A
1/ 2009
SUBZERO.COM
800.222.7820
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