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Top Mount Sinks
Installation Instructions and
Use & Care Guide
Quick Reference
Table of Contents:
2 Tools and Parts
2 Installation Requirements
3 Installation Instructions
4 Use & Care Guide
4 Warranty
5 Requesting Assistance or Service
Part No. 8534966
Installation requirements...
Tools and Parts:
Plumbing requirements
Assemble the required tools and parts before starting
installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with
any tools listed here.
Sink should be plumbed to local plumbing codes.
All plumbing connections should be made by licensed,
qualified plumbers.
Tools needed:
This section does not include new installations in solid
surface countertops. See “Countertop Requirements” section.
• drill
• 3/8” drill bit
• jigsaw
• file
• tape measure
• pencil
• long-handled Philips screwdriver
• long-handled flat blade screwdriver
Countertop requirements
The thickness of the countertop must not be more than 1-1/2”
(38 mm) thick at the sink rim.
Solid surface countertop installations must be performed by a
qualified fabricator/installer with appropriate tools.
• silicone sealant*
*Silicone caulk/sealant must meet the qualifications of
ASTM C920, FDA regulation no. 21, CFR 177.2600, NSF-51,
Dow Corning® 786 is recommended.
Parts and materials needed:
• faucet with check valve and accompanying plumbing
supplies as needed
• strainer basket
Parts supplied:
• sink
• sink template
• sink mounting hardware (clamps)
• Installation Instructions/Use and Care Guide
Installation Instructions...
• As with all metal objects, follow proper handling techniques.
Check sink fit/adjust:
• The sink installation must comply with national and local
plumbing codes and ordinances
5. Set
the sink into the countertop opening in the desired
position (see Figure 1). The countertop opening may
• This sink should be examined for damage prior to
installation. Do not install a damaged sink. Return the sink
to the dealer from whom you purchased it. Failure to do so
will void the warranty.
need to be adjusted for the sink. Proper fit may be
accomplished with the jigsaw and /or file. Care
should be taken not to chip or crack the countertop
material by aggressive filing or sawing. The sink rim
should rest evenly on the countertop. Remove sink,
turn upside down and proceed to step 6.
Clamp positions
All provided clamps have two positions.
The install position refers to the position of the hardware, as
it is attached or attaches to the sink, when the claw portion is
NOT pointed to the outer edges of the sink rim. This position
allows the sink to fit through the countertop opening.
Figure 1
The mount position refers to the hardware, as it is attached
or attaches to the sink, with the claw portion pointed toward
the outer edges of the sink rim. This position allows the sink
to be clamped to the countertop via the claws.
Installing in countertop
Prepare countertop:
Locate template in sink package (NOTE: If no template
is provided contact KitchenAid, see “Requesting
Assistance or Service” section). Set template on
countertop surface in desired position. Hold template
down firmly and trace around the template with a
pencil onto the countertop. Remove the template.
Install sink:
6. Place
a continuous bead of silicone sealant around the
entire perimeter of the sink rim. Lift the sink, turn it
right side up, and lower back into the countertop
cutout opening in the desired position (see Figure 1).
Move all clamps to their mount positions (claws
pointing away from the sink under the countertop).
Begin tightening clips (see Figure 2) but do not
overtighten. It is only necessary to draw the sink rim
down firmly to the countertop. Tighten until the entire
sink rim is sealed. Wipe off any excess sealant from
the countertop with a dry cloth.
2. was
Drill a 3/8” pilot hole on the inside edge of the line that
traced onto the countertop. Set jigsaw blade into
the pilot hole and cut along the outline traced on the
Prepare the sink:
3. Remove
any protective film, plastic bag and/or tape
from the sink.
Figure 2
Install hardware:
4. Assemble
clamps, attach the assembled clamps to the
sink in their install positions (claws resting against
sink or pointing away from the countertop).
Tighten clamps gradually, in a sequence similar to that
Use & Care Guide
Do routine cleaning
Use soap, warm water and sponge. Rinse thoroughly
and wipe dry.
To remove stubborn stains
Use any cleaner acceptable for use on stainless steel.
Always rub in the direction of the grain. Rinse
thoroughly and wipe dry.
To maintain luster
Use a small amount of mineral oil on a soft cloth. Apply
evenly to the entire surface of the sink and buff to a
shiny finish.
Do not use steel wool, scouring pads, steel brushes,
etc. Their particles may become embedded in the sink
surface and cause a rusty discoloration.
Do not use rubber mats. They trap water causing iron
deposits and surface discoloration.
For the lifetime of the product from the date of purchase, when this sink is installed, operated and maintained
according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will replace sinks found to be
defective in materials or workmanship with an equivalent stainless steel sink supplied by KitchenAid.
KitchenAid reserves the right to inspect any sink reported to be defective prior to replacement. This Lifetime
Limited Warranty is offered to the original owner of the sink.
KitchenAid WILL NOT Pay For:
• Service calls to correct the installation of your sink, to instruct you on how to use your sink, to replace house
fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
• Repairs when your sink is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
• Damage resulting from accident, alteration, unauthorized modification, misuse, abuse (such as heavy impact or
dropped objects), fire, floods, acts of God, improper installation or installation not in accordance with local
electrical and plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by KitchenAid.
• Damages resulting from improper care or maintenance.
• Damages resulting from improper application (such as exposure to corrosive chemical, photographic solution, etc.)
• Any unauthorized modifications made to the product after it leaves KitchenAid (or its suppliers) premises
whether performed by a contractor, service company, or yourself.
• Any labor cost during the limited warranty period.
• Replacement parts for units operated outside the United States.
• Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be serviced in the home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or
limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights,
which may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to
determine if another warranty applies.
If you believe that you have a warranty claim, contact KitchenAid through your Dealer, Plumbing Contractor,
Home Center or E-tailer. Or call our Customer Interaction Center at 1-800-422-1230 from anywhere in the USA, or
write: CIC Center, KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances, Customer Interaction Center, 553 Benson Road, Benton
Harbor, MI 49022-2692. In the event of a warranty claim, the owner will be required to provide proof of purchase
and a complete description of the problem.
This warranty supersedes all other warranties, expressed or implied.
Keep this book and your original invoice together for
future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or
installation date for in-warranty service.
Dealer Name ____________________________________
Write down the information about your sink in the box to
the right to better help you obtain assistance or service if
you ever need it.
Phone Number __________________________________
Address _________________________________________
Product _________________________________________
Model Number __________________________________
Color and Finish _________________________________
Purchase Date ___________________________________
Requesting Assistance or Service
If you need assistance or service in U.S.A.
Call the KitchenAid Customer Interaction
Center toll-free at 1-800-422-1230.
Our consultants are available to assist you.
When calling: Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model of your sink. This
information will help us better respond
to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line of sinks
• Installation information
• Use and maintenance procedures
• Accessory and repair parts sales
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking,
hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to
KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
Part No. 8534966
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