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Installation Preparation
NOTE: Put unit on its back being careful not to pinch the Water
Drain Hose.
Printed in U.S.A.
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.
Outer Door
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
Failure to follow this warning can result in serious
Cut Hazard
To prevent serious injury from sharp edges, wear work
gloves when handling, unpacking or disassembling unit.
Figure 1
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.
1. Make sure your location has the correct drain, water, and
electrical outlets to make the connections. Do not install unit
under a cooktop range. Damage to tub or other components will
34 /2” (87.6cm)
NOTE: Pull the hose from “End Storage Location” side.
See images below to connect the Drain Hose.
Connections For Electrical,
Water, and Drain
Take drain Hose out of dishwasher and find the end that
doesn’t have the black rubber material.
Use only the spring clamp that is provided in the accessory
kit, place spring clamp over one of the hoses. See Image
3. Loosen the rear leveling legs by turning counterclockwise. Refer
to chart for number of turns.
Dishwasher Anchoring
Install the Cabinet Seal Kit (Instructions included in Kit)
5. Choose one of the methods of attachment below to secure unit,
holes need to be pre-drilled using a #5 drill bit regardless of
the option chosen:
Locating the Connections
a. Side Mount Cabinet Clips (Preferred Method of attachment)
1. Review dimensions in Figure 2 to locate dishwasher’s drain,
water, and electrical connections.
b. Top Mount Cabinet Clips (to be used when Side Mount
is not an available option)
2. All utilities must be routed in shaded area in the Figure 2.
CAUTION: Use extreme care in mounting the dishwasher as to not
scratch, bump or otherwise damage the console or tub.
IMPORTANT: Disconnect power before starting installation.
To install the Side Mounting Clips.
Depending on space allowed in cabinet the Side Mounting
Clips can be installed with the holes for the screw up (preferred
method) or down as shown in the illustrations below. (Use extreme
caution when the clips are in the down position while installing
the dishwasher).
junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplate
assembly. See Figure 4. Determine where you will connect
to hot water supply. Review Figure 4 and note the location of
water inlet valve. Determine where you will connect the drain
NOTE: Install Side Mount Brackets before unit is installed into
the cabinet. Insert screws into the front holes of the
mounting clips only. (See image below)
3. Cut access holes for the Electrical, Water and Drain hoses in the
shaded areas as shown in Figure 2.
4. 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.
5. Pull electrical cable through hole into installation area.
6. Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valve
freezes and ruptures, flooding may occur.
7. Determine amount of tubing needed to connect hot water supply
to the unit’s water inlet valve. Extra hose length is necessary.
High-pressure and high-temperature Stainless Flexible hose with
a minimum inner diameter of 1/4” may be used. A shut-off valve
installed outside dishwasher cabinet is best.
9. Stand dishwasher back upright for further installation.
Use if measures 341/8” to 35”
3. Take the plastic side of the drain hose and insert it into the
hose that is already attached to the dishwasher make sure
hose ends are flush against each other. See image below.
Secure the spring clamp 1/8” from large end of black hose to
the plastic side that was inserted for best sealing results.
See Image Below.
Use if measures 34” to 341/8”
IMPORTANT: Incoming hot water temperature should be at
least 120°F (49°C). Water pressure should be between
20–90 psi.
To install using Top Mount Cabinet Clips:
Figure 2
Depending on the depth of cabinet, the Top Mount
Clip have a break off point that can be removed if
• “Y” Branch Tailpiece and
Connector Kit (See Step 4)
• Air Gap Kit (See Step 4)
NOTE: Install Top Mount Clips before unit is installed into the
cabinet. Screw clips firmly to top brace using screws
provided in the literature pack. (See image below)
All the parts can be found at local hardware, electrical and
plumbing supply stores.
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.
34 /16” (87.2cm)
8. Route water supply line into installation area.
Parts You Will Need* (Not Included)
If required:
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.
Tools and Materials Needed for
Installation (Not Included)
Note: Locate the electrical supply and dishwasher’s electrical
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)
341/8” (86.7cm)
2. Move dishwasher to front of installation area.
Roughing In
Drain Hose Clamp, 11/4” Diameter
Brass Elbow, 90° with a 3/8” National Pipe Thread
Conduit Connector (UL Listed)
Wire Nuts, three (3) for 12-14 gauge wire (UL Listed)
Leg Leveler Adjustment Chart
Height of
Number of Turns to
Cabinet Opening
Adjust Levelers
34” (86.4cm)
NOTE: Cabinet Seal Kit (Kit # 154662101) . This kit provides a
seal between the unit and cabinets once installation is
complete. (The Installation Instructions are located in the Kit)
4. Wrap 90° elbow (not included) with pipe thread tape (or apply
joint compound) and thread it into water inlet valve. When
tightened, elbow should point toward the left. To prevent bending
of bracket or breaking of valve, avoid overtightening.
See Figure 4.
Do not push down on open door.
1. Measure height of cabinet opening from underside of countertop
to floor. Check chart for height opening and suggested
3. Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom left underside
of unit.See Figure 4. The valve has a 3/8” NPT female fitting.
Remove Plug
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
IMPORTANT: Drain, water, and electrical lines should be
roughed-in before going any further.
NOTE: If dishwasher is installed at end of a cabinet, sides and
back must be fully enclosed.
Read all instructions before installing dishwasher.
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.
Floor should be flat and free of any obstruction.
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.
Before You Begin
Property Damage
Kickplate Assembly
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.
Leveling and Securing
Dishwasher within
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the outer door for installation.
INSTALLER: Leave Installation Instructions with owner.
Installation Tips
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 4
Figure 3
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 8. 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).
6. If levelers need to be removed, make sure that the floor is free of all
7. Carefully place dishwasher inside cabinet area such that is
centered in opening. Use caution when moving dishwasher to
prevent damage to cabinet, dishwasher and floor.
4. If you connect to a disposer, the large end of drain hose will fit.
Figure 9(a). The knock out plug must be removed from
inside disposer inlet before making the final fit to drain
hose. See Figure 9(b).
8. Front of door needs to be even with the front of adjoining cabinets.
Front levelers should allow 5/16” below underside of countertop
to top of console.
9. Check that dishwasher is level from side to side by placing a level
against the top front section of the tub. See Figure 5a.
Electric Shock Hazard
Grounding Instructions:
Figure 6a
Figure 5a
Figure 5b
4. Replace junction box cover.
10. Check that the dishwasher is level from front to back by taking
out the lower rack, place level on the lower rack wheel support at
the bottom of the tub. See Figure 5b.
Installation Diagram
11. Adjust levelers up or down until dishwasher is level.
The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system or an 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.
Joining aluminum building wire to stranded copper wire
should be done by a qualified electrician using materials
recognized by UL and local codes.
Cut for 5/8
5/8”” connection.
Figure 9(a)
Finishing the Drain
1. Review Figures 7, 8 and 9 to see the different ways to connect
dishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suits
your need.
Sink at Left
Drain Air Gap
Floor into
Plug in
Sink at Right
2” Drain Hose Hole
Figure 9(b)
The drain hose loop must be at least 32” high from the floor
to insure proper drainage.
Figure 5d
Entry Must be
Above Trap
13. Open and close dishwasher door slowly. Ensure that there is
clearance to the console. Adjust accordingly until door opens
and closes freely.
5. 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.
Figure 6b
check these items:
Water and electrical lines are straight out in front of the
All four leg levelers are positioned properly.
Cabinet Seals are positioned on the sides and top of the
Use care that no sealer, dirt, or other objects enter the valve.
Damage to the filter screen may occur.
Cabinet Attachment Clips are attached to the cabinet on
both corners on top of the dishwasher.
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.
Replace Toe and Kickplate. Note: When replacing Toe
and Kickplate hand tighten screws.
Property Damage
Do not solder within 6” of the water inlet valve. Damage to
the plastic parts in the valve may occur.
Water Line
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.
2. Route water line to water inlet valve as shown in Figure 4.
Sink at Right
Sink at Left
2” Drain Hose Hole
Figure 7
The drain hose loop must be at least 32” high from the floor
to insure proper drainage.
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 7.
Air Gap
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.
Electrical Supply
1. Remove junction box cover and pull house wiring into junction
box. See Figures Below.
2. Use a UL listed conduit connector (not included) at box to
stabilize wiring.
3. Connect incoming black lead to dishwasher’s black lead,
incoming white lead to dishwasher’s white lead and incoming
green lead to dishwasher’s green lead with wire nuts. (See
Grounding Instruction Warning). Wire nuts must be tight.
Failure to follow this warning may result in
Cut for 3/4” connection.
in literature packet. See Image Below.
Cut Hazard
Metal color panels are sharp and should be
handled with care. Wear gloves to protect
Drain Hose
Failure to follow these instructions could result in death or
serious injury.
12. Screw mounting brackets firmly to cabinet using screws provided
Finishing the Water and
Electrical Connection
Larger end
of hose
fits disposer
inlet fitting.
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.
Do not use an extension cord. Such use can result in fire,
electrical shock, or other personal injury.
Holes need to be pre-drilled using a #5 drill to secure unit.
Figure 5c
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.
Figure 8
Right Side
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
Failure to follow this warning could result in
electric shock.
check these items:
Water and drain lines have no kinks and move freely
behind the dishwasher.
Water supply is turned on.
Joints are free of leaks.
Wiring connections to junction box are tight all access
panels are secured back in place.
Replace kickplate. See Figure 1
Drain hose is assembled to Drain Hose Connector.
All packing materials and consumer literature have
been removed from inside unit.
Dishwasher is level and securely fastened.
Open and close door to make sure it does not hit
surrounding cabinet or countertop.
Make sure that all wire ties are removed from the Adjustable
Rack Assembly, Versa Tray, Utility Tray and Silverware
Checking the Installation
Operate the machine through at
least one fill and pump-out,
checking the following items:
On EWDW6505 press and hold SET Icon for 5 seconds
before first use. On EIDW6305 and EIDW6105 press and
hold down HI-TEMP Icon for 5 seconds before first use.
At first fill, approximately 2 minutes make sure water
completely covers filter surface.
At pump-out: (pump-out is either when the cycle is
completed or canceled. refer to the Use and Care Manual
for Start/Cancel), make sure all water is pumped out.
Check water connections again for leaks.
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