Installation Instructions Renaissance® Built

Installation Instructions
Renaissance ® Built-in Dishwasher
Part No. 105671 Rev. D
Models RDW24S and RDW24I
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions.......................... 1
About Safety Instructions................................. 1
Safety Symbols and Labels............................. 1
General Safety Precautions............................. 2
Product Specifications..................................... 3
Product Dimensions......................................... 3
Preparing for Installation.................................. 4
Electrical Specifications................................... 4
Water Supply Specifications............................ 4
Preparing the Location..................................... 5
Preparing for Installation.................................. 6
Preparing the Drain.......................................... 6
Installation Instructions.................................... 8
Verify the Package Contents............................ 8
Installation Preparation.................................... 9
Installing the Unit in the Cabinet.................... 13
Water Line Connection................................... 13
Drain Line Connection................................... 14
Verifying Operation......................................... 14
Final Leveling................................................. 15
Attaching the Anti-tip Brackets....................... 15
Installing the Toe Kick.................................... 16
Installation Checklist...................................... 16
Before You Begin...
Installer: In the interest of safety and to minimize problems, read these installation instructions completely and
carefully before you begin the installation process. Leave these installation instructions with the customer.
Customer: Keep these installation instructions for future reference and the local electrical inspector’s use.
Customer Service Information
If You Need Help...
If you have questions or problems with installation, contact your
Dacor ® dealer or the Dacor Customer Service Team. For repairs to
Dacor appliances under warranty call the Dacor Distinctive Service
line. Whenever you call, have the model and serial number of the
appliance ready. The model and serial number are printed on the
product data label.
The product data label is located on the right door jamb. Open the
door to expose it.
Dacor Distinctive Service
(repairs under warranty only)
Phone: (800) 793-0093 ex. 2822 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Dacor Customer Service
Phone: (800) 793-0093 ex. 2813 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Web site:
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Dacor assumes no liability for changes to specifications.
© 2011 Dacor, all rights reserved.
Important Safety Instructions
Important Information About
Safety Instructions
The Important Safety Instructions and
warnings in these instructions are not meant
to cover all possible problems and conditions
that can occur. Use common sense and caution
when installing, maintaining or operating this or
any other appliance.
Always contact the Dacor Customer Service
Team about problems and conditions that you
don’t understand. See Customer Service
Safety Symbols and Labels
Immediate hazards that WILL result in severe
personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in
severe personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in
minor personal injury or property damage.
To avoid the possibility of explosion or fire, do not store or use combustible, flammable or explosive vapors
and liquids (such as gasoline) inside or in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Do not store flammable
or explosive materials in adjacent cabinets or areas.
A qualified technician must complete the installation of this built-in appliance. The owner is responsible to
make sure the dishwasher is properly installed. Improper connection of the electrical wiring may create an
electric shock or fire hazard and may result in damage to the dishwasher’s electrical system.
Important Safety Instructions
General Safety Precautions
WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death when using your appliance, follow
basic safety precautions, including the following:
• Use this dishwasher only for its intended
purpose as outlined in the use and care
manual. It is not intended for commercial use.
Read the use and care manual completely
before use.
• Do not tamper with the controls.
• Do not install or operate this dishwasher if it
has been damaged, dropped, has damaged
electrical wires or is not working properly. If
you receive a damaged product, immediately
contact your dealer or builder.
• Do not leave children alone or unattended in
the area where the dishwasher is in use.
• Keep all packaging materials away from
children. Plastic bags and sheets can cause
• To prevent child entrapment, always remove the
door from an old dishwasher when removing it
from service. Leave the racks in place. Cut the
prongs off of the power cord. Cut off the power
cord completely and discard.
• To avoid personal injury or property damage,
this dishwasher must be installed in a
completely enclosed cabinet according to these
installation instructions.
• All installation work, plumbing connections
and electrical wiring must be performed in
accordance with all applicable codes and
• Install or locate this appliance only in
accordance with these installation instructions.
• The installer must show the customer the
location of the electrical outlet or circuit breaker
panel so that the customer knows where and
how to disconnect power.
• Before installing or servicing the dishwasher,
disconnect the power plug from the electrical
outlet or turn off power at the circuit breaker.
• To prevent personal injury and damage to the
unit due to it tipping over, do not push down
on the door anytime it is open. To reduce the
chance of tipping, attach the anti-tip brackets to
the cabinet before use.
• The customer should not install, repair or
replace any part of the dishwasher unless
specifically recommended in the literature
accompanying it. A qualified service technician
should perform all other service. Contact the
nearest Dacor authorized service representative
for examination, repair or adjustment.
• This appliance is designed for installation by
more than one person. To avoid personal injury,
do not attempt to move or lift the dishwasher
without assistance.
• Use only detergents and rinse aids recommended for use in a residential dishwasher. Keep
them out of the reach of children.
• Never allow anyone, including children, to sit or
stand on any part of the dishwasher. Stepping
or sitting on any part of it may result in tipping,
damage and serious injury.
• If the dishwasher drain outlet is connected to
a garbage disposer, make sure the disposer
is completely empty before running the
• Do not operate the dishwasher without the door
completely closed and all enclosure panels
properly in place.
• Many surfaces within the dishwasher can
achieve high temperatures. Do not touch
interior surfaces or items inside the dishwasher
during or immediately after use. Exercise
caution when opening the door. Let hot air and
steam escape before looking or reaching inside.
• During loading, insert all sharp or pointed
objects with the handles up. Locate these items
where they will not damage the door seal or
cause personal injury.
• To avoid damage to the racks, do not let sharp
edges come into contact with them.
• Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not
been used for two weeks or more. Hydrogen
gas is explosive. If the hot water system has
not been used for a period of time, turn on all
hot water faucets and let the water flow for
several minutes to release any accumulated
hydrogen gas. Do not smoke or use an open
flame during this process.
• To prevent household mold and mildew
damage, periodically check the inlet and drain
hoses for leaks.
Product Specifications
Product Dimensions
Product tolerances: ±1/16” (±1.6 mm)
Style varies, model RDW24S shown
Depth with door open
49 3/4” (126.4 cm)
Depth with door closed
D Handle depth
Drain hose
Depth dimensions allow
for hose on back of unit
6 1/4” (15.9 cm) to
8 1/4” (21.0 cm)
Shipping weight: 117 lbs. (53 Kg)
1 15/16” (4.9 cm)
Stainless steel
34 1/8” (86.7 cm) to
front panel
(61.0 cm) 36 1/2” (92.7 cm)
Integrated or
glass front
22 7/8”
(58.1 cm)
23 1/2” 33 5/8” (85.4 cm) to
(59.7 cm) 36” 1/2 (92.7 cm)
22 7/8”
(58.1 cm)
Epicure ®:
2 1/2” (6.4 cm)
Millennia ®: 2” (5.1 cm)
Varies with configuration
Epicure handle kit PN: ADWE24HCH
(chrome) or ADWE24HB (black glossy)
Millennia handle kit PN: ADWM24H
(polished) or ARDWM24H (brushed)
Do not modify
loop in hose
Drain hose
54” (137.0 cm)
Model RDW24I requires installation of
either a customer provided, custom overlay
door panel or a Dacor glass panel kit (order
from your Dacor dealer). A custom overlay
panel allows you to blend the exterior of
your dishwasher into the overall kitchen
décor. See page 6 for more information.
Height with required trim kit installed (see
page 5).
Water supply line
60” (152.0 cm)
3 3/8” (8.6 cm)
Without custom front panel installed.
Power cord
44” (112.0 cm)
2 7/8” (7.3 cm)
Utility Connection Dimensions
Preparing for Installation
Observe all governing codes and ordinances during
planning and installation. Contact your local building
department for further information.
Electrical Specifications
Electrical and grounding connections must comply
with the applicable portions of the national electrical
code and/or other local electrical codes.
This dishwasher comes with an electrical cord with
a three prong grounding plug
for a 120 Vac, 15 Amp. power
supply. Plug it only into a 120
Vac, three prong, grounding
electrical outlet located to
either side of the dishwasher
If the cord is not long enough, or if a hard-wire
installation is needed, follow the instructions on
page 12.
Grounding Instructions for a
Permanently Connected Appliance
This unit must be grounded to operate properly. It
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 equipment grounding terminal or
lead of the appliance.
Damage to the dishwasher could occur if it is not
properly grounded.
A three conductor electrical cable or conduit meeting
local codes and ordinances is required. A UL listed
strain relief is required if non-metalic cable is used.
Suggested color coding: black, white and green.
Circuit Requirements
The wiring from the electrical outlet or junction box
shall be connected to a circuit protected by a 15
Amp. circuit breaker or time delay fuse, installed by a
licensed electrician.
Water Supply Specifications
Electrical Requirements
Electrical Circuit
15 Amp. 120 Vac, 60 Hz.
dedicated, grounded, circuit.
Total Connected Load
11 Amp. @ 120 Vac, 60 Hz.*
* For reference only. For exact specifications see the
product data label, located inside the right door jamb.
In order to prevent heat damage, all solder
connections for the water line connected to the
water supply valve must be made before the
dishwasher water supply line is connected.
The dishwasher can be connected to a cold or
hot water supply (maximum 160°F, 70°C). Dacor
recommends using a hot water supply of 120°F
(49°C) to 140°F (60°C). If a cold water supply is
used, the washing times will be longer, but the
performance will not be affected.
The water supply pressure must be between 4.2
and 140 psi (30 - 1000 kPa). The water supply
line and the shut-off valve must supply a flow
volume of at least 3 gallons (12 liters) per minute.
Install a 3/8” water supply valve for connection to
the dishwasher’s water supply line in a location
where it is easily accessible after the dishwasher
is installed.
The dishwasher water supply line is equipped
with a 3/8” (1.0 cm) NPT female compression
fitting on the end.
Grounding Instructions for a CordConnected Appliance
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of
a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce
the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least
resistance for electric current. This appliance is
equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed
and grounded in accordance with all local codes and
Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk
of electric shock. Check with a qualified
electrician or service representative if you are
in doubt whether the appliance is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with
the appliance, if it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Do not use an extension cord with this
Preparing for Installation
Preparing the Location
Cutout tolerances: +1/16” (+1.6 mm), -0
Follow all cabinet dimensions shown to insure safe
operation. All minimum product dimensions must
be met or exceeded (see page 3). Dimensions
shown provide the required clearances.
The cabinet must enclose the dishwasher on the
top, back and both sides.
Carefully check the location where the
dishwasher is to be installed. Put it in a location
with convenient access, close to the kitchen
sink for easy water supply and drain connection.
The power supply shall meet the Electrical
Specifications on page 4. Also, the electrical
outlet or junction box shall be installed close by
in a cabinet adjacent to the location selected so
that the power cable can be disconnected without
removing the appliance from the cutout.
The electrical wiring, water supply and drain
lines must enter through the area indicated by
the shading on the illustration at right. Preferably,
they should come through the right side of the
The access hole(s) in the cabinet for the power
cord and water line shall be no bigger than 1-1/2˝
(3.8 cm) in diameter. The access hole for the
drain hose shall be no bigger than 2˝ (5.0 cm)
in diameter. The access holes for all three must
be round and smooth. If the partition is metal, it
needs to be covered with an edge protector. Call
Dacor for the part number of an approved edge
The opening through the partition between the
drain connection and the dishwasher cutout
must be higher than the disposer or waste tee
connection (see page 6) and lower than 35”
(88.9 cm).
Plan the installation so that the appliance can be
removed easily if service is required.
The floor must be solid, level and all cutout
surfaces must be at right angles. In the interest
of safety, the surrounding cabinet must have
sufficient material for attachment of the anti-tip
brackets (see page
If the dishwasher is
installed in a corner,
allow a minimum
clearance of 2” (5.1
cm) from the side wall
so the door can open.
2” (5.1 cm)
4” (10.2 cm)
(61.0 cm)
5 3/8”
(13.6 cm)
Dishwasher Cutout - Front View
23 5/8” (60.0 cm)
to 24” (61.0 cm)
33 5/8” (85.4 cm)
to 36” (91.4 cm)
24” (61.0 cm)
34 1/8” (86.7 cm) to
36 1/2” (92.7 cm)
*If installing model RDWH24I in a 24” wide cutout
installation of a trim kit (Dacor PN 106925) is required
to fill the space between the edge of the cutout and
the dishwasher.
** If the height of the existing cutout is too low:
-- Check to see if the cabinet face can be trimmed
at the top. In many cases, when a non-standard
size dishwasher has been installed previously,
there is enough room inside the cabinet once the
cabinet face is modified.
-- The dishwasher can be shortened 1/4” (6.0 mm)
by removing the trim pieces that surround the
wash compartment opening. NOTE: Doing so will
create a gap of 1/4” (6.0 mm) on the right and
left side of the door.
2” (5.1 cm)
2” (5.1 cm) Min.
Preparing for Installation
Custom Door Panel/Handle for
Model RDW24I
The custom panel mounting screws are provided
with the dishwasher. Follow the template included
to ensure that the panel and the accompanying
fasteners will fit properly.
The handle and handle mounting hardware
are not included with model RDW24I. A handle
designed for use with an appliance should
produce satisfactory results. Do not use a knob
or handle attached by a single fastener. Instead
use a handle with a larger D-style pull. The panel
craftsman must determine and obtain the proper
handle fasteners for the application. Handle
screw heads must be countersunk into the panel
before panel installation.
Preparing the Drain
Keep the factory installed high loop drain hose in
place to ensure proper dishwasher operation. Do
not modify or move the mounting bracket in any
manner. If it is necessary to lengthen the hose,
install an aftermarket drain extension kit, available
at most home improvement stores.
IMPORTANT: Should a drain hose longer than the
one provided be required, use a hose extension
approved for detergents and high temperature water.
The drain hose supplied with the dishwasher meets
an AHAM DW-1 test standard. Total drain hose length
(including factory installed hose) must not exceed
10 feet. (304.8 cm) from the top of the drain loop on
the back of the unit. Joints and joint tubes must have
a minimum inside diameter of 7/8” (2.2 cm).
The drain hose supplied with the dishwasher
must be connected to a minimum 1/2” inside
diameter drain connection.
The drain hose is equipped
with a cone-shaped connector
on the end that is ready to
be cut to the desired drain connection size. Only
a clamp (not provided) is required. It fits drain
connections with an internal diameter of 1/2, 5/8,
3/4 and 7/8 inches (1.3, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.2 cm).
You must install an air gap in the drain system
if required by local codes. Plan for the air
gap in the sink or countertop area adjacent to
the dishwasher. A section of drain hose (not
provided) needs to be installed from the air gap
to the waste disposer inlet or waste tee. See
facing page.
If an air gap is not required, the drain hose must
be installed to a disposer inlet or waste tee above
the sink trap in the household plumbing.
For proper drainage, the drain line connection
must be a minimum of 20” (50.8 cm) above the
bottom of the dishwasher.
No part of the drain hose can be lower than the
disposer or waste tee connection or higher than
35” (88.9 cm) from the bottom of the dishwasher.
Overall Custom Panel Specifications
for Model RDWH24I
(G) Height
(H) Width
(J) Thickness
30 1/8”
(76.5 cm)
23 3/4”*
(60.3 cm)
(1.9 cm) Min.
* Based on 24” (61.0 cm) wide cutout. Recommended
panel width is 1/4” (6.4 mm) less than cutout width.
IMPORTANT: If the door panel weighs more than 15
pounds, you must order the optional heavy duty door
spring kit (Dacor PN 701385). Maximum panel weight
with heavy duty springs: 23 pounds.
Preparing for Installation
Disposer connection
2” dia. max.
Keep higher
than disposer
20” min.
Sink trap
2” dia.
20” min.
Keep higher
than disposer
Sink trap
Disposer Installation without Air Gap
Waste tee
Disposer Installation with Air Gap
Waste tee
2” dia. max.
20” min.
Air gap
Sink trap
Keep higher
than waste tee
Waste Tee Installation without Air Gap
Air gap
2” dia.
Sink trap
20” min.
Keep higher
than waste tee
Waste Tee Installation with Air Gap
Installation Instructions
Verify the Package Contents
Remove all styrofoam and plastic wrap from the
dishwasher. Be sure to remove the toe kick from
the top of the dishwasher packaging. With the
assistance of at least one person, remove the
dishwasher from the shipping pallet. Place the
unit to the side of the cabinet opening. NOTE:
Since each dishwasher is tested at the factory
for proper operation, there may be some residual
water inside the unit, the water supply line or
drain hose.
Remove the “O” ring attached to the water line
in a plastic bag. Set it aside for use during the
Water Line Connection.
Remove all of the packing materials from inside
and outside of the unit. DO NOT allow any of
the shipping materials, loose screws or plastic to
remain inside.
Verify that all required components have been
provided. Inspect the unit for shipping damage
(including cosmetic damage). If any item is
missing or damaged, please contact your
dealer immediately. Do not install a damaged or
incomplete appliance.
Toe kick
Mounting hardware
(2 screws, 2 spacers)
Plastic foot (1)
O ring (comes attached to the water line)
Product literature (includes door panel template
on model RDW24I)
Door panel mounting screws,
(2) 3/8” and (6) 1 3/4” (model RDW24I only)
Tools required for installation
Crescent wrench
Wire strippers (permanent electrical
connections only)
Flat blade screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver (#2)
Tape measure
Electric drill with 1 1/2” and 2” drill bits
Materials required for installation (not provided)
Hose clamp (select the correct size clamp for
the drain connection...see facing page)
Make sure you have everything necessary for proper
installation before proceeding. Additional hose and
clamps may be required for installation of an air gap
according to local code.
Installation Instructions
Installation Preparation
• Before working on wiring for any electrical
appliance, be sure the power has been turned
off at the breaker/fuse box. Place a tag at
the disconnect switch indicating that you are
working on the circuit.
• Moving this appliance requires two people. Do
not attempt to install or lift it alone.
• To prevent personal injury, wear hand protection
when moving this appliance.
• Do not allow any material, including the hoses
or electrical wiring to be directly behind the
dishwasher while pushing it into the cutout
opening. Carefully pull the slack out of both
hoses and the wiring from outside the cutout
during push back to prevent pinching. An
electric shock hazard or water damage may
result from pinched wires or hoses. Damage
due to improper installation is not covered under
Handle Installation (Model RDW24S)
Install the door handle according to the handle
installation instructions.
Door Panel Installation (RDW24I Only)
(26 7/8”
.6 c
15 7/16”
(39.2 cm)
3/8” screw,
2 places
(26 7/8”
.6 c
Door Panel Screw Locations - 3/8” Screws
3. Loosen the door height adjustment screws on
each side of the door, near the bottom, and slide
the bottom of the door frame down until it stops.
4. Hang the panel on the front of the door by
hooking the screws installed in step 2 over the
keyholes on the door. Center the panel on the
The front panel must be installed before
proceeding with installation of the dishwasher.
For proper operation and to prevent cabinet or
panel damage, do not allow the panel to obstruct
the exhaust vent on the bottom of the door.
If installing a Dacor glass panel, install it and the
handle according to the instructions included with
the glass panel kit, then skip to Leveling the
Dishwasher on page 11.
For custom door panels, fabricate the panel
according to the included template and attach the
handle before proceeding with panel installation.
Step 4:
on keyhole,
2 places
Step 3:
Door height
both sides
Custom Door Panel Installation:
1. Install the Dacor trim kit, PN 106925 (if required),
on the dishwasher according to the instructions
accompanying it.
2. Install the two (2) supplied 3/8” screws on the
back of the door panel in the locations shown in
the diagram, upper right, leaving 1/8” (3.0 mm) of
space between the screw head and the panel.
Installation Instructions
Custom Door Panel Installation (cont.):
5. Open the door slightly and use the six (6)
supplied 1 3/4” screws to secure the panel to the
door through the back.
6. Slide the bottom of the door frame up until the
black trim around the exhaust vent just touches
the panel. To prevent damage to the dishwasher
or panel, make sure the exhaust vent is not
blocked. Tighten both screws.
Step 5:
Attach custom panel with
1 3/4” screw through
back of door, 6 places
3. To make small tension adjustments to the
spring, hold the back end of the spring with one
hand and turn the front part one or more times.
Turn it clockwise to increase spring tension,
counterclockwise to reduce tension.
Increase spring
spring tension
4. To make larger tension adjustments to the door
springs, remove the back of the springs from the
dishwasher by turning them outwards.
Move them one hole farther back or forward, then
make small adjustments as outlined in step 3 as
Exhaust vent,
do not block
Step 6:
Slide door
frame up,
Side of dishwasher
Adjust the Door Springs
Before installation, open the door to check the
door springs. If the door tends to fall open or pull
shut quickly on its own, adjust the springs. If the
door opens and closes properly, skip to Level the
Dishwasher on page 11.
IMPORTANT: On model RDW24I, if the door panel
is between 15 and 23 lbs., the optional heavy duty
spring kit (PN 701385) is required.
The door springs are on the sides of the dishwasher.
If adjustment is necessary, try making small
adjustments on only one side first.
1. Be sure the door is closed.
2. Grab the front end of the spring and pull it up and
forward to release it from the forward mount.
Side of dishwasher
Increase spring
spring tension
5. To reinstall the back end of the spring, hold it at
a right angle to the side of the dishwasher and
push the end into the hole, then turn the spring
in, toward the front of the dishwasher.
Installation Instructions
6. Reattach the front end of the spring by pulling it
up and forward to fasten it in the mount.
2. Measure the height of the front and back of the
cutout with a tape measure.
3. Adjust the feet, until the front of the dishwasher
measures 1/8” (3.0 mm) shorter than the cutout
7. Open the door and check the spring tension
again. If necessary, make further adjustments.
Leveling the Dishwasher
• A level unit is very important to proper operation.
Be sure to level the unit front to back and side
to side.
• Use caution when sliding the dishwasher on the
floor. Even the plastic feet can cause damage to
certain types of flooring.
4. Open the door and pull the bottom rack out of the
dishwasher. Check to make sure the dishwasher
floor is level left to right using a level. Adjust the
front legs as necessary.
5. Adjust the rear leg until the floor of the
dishwasher is level front to back. To adjust the
the rear leg, lean the unit forward slightly and
turn the adjustment screw located near the left
front leg.
The dishwasher comes with a white plastic foot for
the rear leg to make it easier to slide into place.
Install it before leveling the appliance. Not installing
the foot may result in damage the floor.
To level the dishwasher:
1. Position the dishwasher in front of the cabinet
opening. Loosen the retaining nuts on the
dishwasher’s two front feet using a crescent
wrench. Turn the nuts until they are as close to
the floor as possible.
Installation Instructions
Connecting the Wiring
Permanently Connected Appliance Only:
If the cord is not long enough, or if a hard-wire
installation is needed, follow the steps below to
complete the electrical connection. Otherwise skip
to Installing the Unit in the Cabinet. NOTE: When
doing a hard-wire installation, you must remove the
supplied power cord.
7. Connect the ground (green) wire on the cable
using a loop or spade terminal to the ground
connection screw located on the dishwasher
To house power
White to
Black to
black (line)
• Before starting this procedure, be sure the
power is disconnected/turned off.
• Make sure the water supply line, drain line and
outside of the electrical cable do not touch any
exposed terminals of the dishwasher wiring.
1. Remove the toe kick brackets from the front of
the electrical access panel, below the door.
Catch access panel
Green to
screw (chassis)
Neutral (N)
Line (L)
Permanent Wiring Connection
8. Re-install the electrical access panel and the toe
kick brackets.
Toe kick
2. Remove the electrical access panel.
3. Disconnect the factory installed power cord from
the terminal block and ground connection screw
inside the access panel. Remove the cord.
Terminal block
4. If a nonmetallic cable is being used, install a UL
listed strain relief bushing on the back of the
5. Connect the white wire on the cable to the “N”
terminal on the dishwasher terminal block as
shown below.
6. Connect the black wire on the cable to the “L”
terminal on the terminal block.
Installation Instructions
Installing the Unit in the Cabinet Water Line Connection
1. Position the dishwasher in front of the cutout.
Make sure the drain hose, water supply line and
power cable are positioned in the utility cutouts
and are routed to the side they will be connected.
Drain hose
2” dia.
• The unit has a float switch in the base pan
to protect against flooding. If the inlet valve
connection on the dishwasher is not seated
properly, water may leak into the base pan and
activate the float switch.
• To avoid water leaks, use only the water supply
line provided with the dishwasher..
1. Before connecting the water supply line, make
sure the water pressure and flow rate meet the
specifications on page 4.
1 1/2” dia.
2. Flush the water supply line prior to connecting it
to the dishwasher’s water supply line.
3. Insert the provided “O” ring in
the end of the water supply line.
Make sure it is evenly seated
on the end of the tubing.
supply line
Exercise care when installing or removing the
dishwasher to reduce the likelihood of damage to
the floor and to the power supply cable.
4. Connect the end of the water supply line to the
water line. Tighten the connection by hand plus a
quarter turn with a crescent wrench.
2. Slowly and gently slide the unit into the
dishwasher opening. As you do this, have
someone gently pull the drain hose, water supply
line and power cable through the access holes
into the adjacent cabinets. Exercise care to make
sure that the wiring and plumbing lines do not
become damaged.
Drain hose
Power cable and
water supply line
3. Once the dishwasher is in place check to make
sure all slack is pulled out of the power cable,
water supply line and drain hose. Check to make
sure none of them are pinched or kinked.
NOTE: Do not attach the mounting screws until after
Verifying Operation.
Installation Instructions
Drain Line Connection
• For proper dishwasher operation and drainage,
the drain line must be routed through the bottom
of the cabinet and up to the drain or air gap
connection. The drain hose or air gap outlet
must connect above the sink trap.
• If required, the air gap must be installed at
countertop level.
1. If the drain will connect to a waste disposer,
see the disposer manufacturer’s installation
instructions for correct drain hose mounting
techniques. Most disposers have a plug on the
drain line connection that must be removed prior
to attaching the drain line. Also, any joints must
have a minimum 7/8” (2.2 cm) inside diameter.
2. Cut the drain hose adapter on the end of the
drain hose to the appropriate size for the air
gap, waste tee, disposer connection or hose
3. Connect the drain hose to the air gap or directly
to the waste tee or disposer above the sink trap
as shown in one of the examples on page 7.
4. Tighten the holding clamp.
5. For installations with an air gap, make sure that
the drain line between the air gap and the waste
tee or disposer is in place and that it is clamped
tightly on both ends.
6. To ensure proper operation, inspect the drain
system to make sure that:
• No part of the drain hose is higher than 35”
(88.9 cm) from the bottom of the dishwasher.
• The connection to the waste tee or disposer is
a minimum of 20” (50.8 cm) above the bottom
of the dishwasher base.
Verifying Operation
Pre-verification Check List
1. Confirm that the power to the dishwasher is shut
off at the circuit breaker panel.
2. Make sure all packing material has been
removed from inside the dishwasher.
3. Familiarize yourself with operation of the
dishwasher by reading the use and care manual.
4. Remove any protective film, if present from the
control panel, door panel, etc.
5. Check again that the entire length of the power
cable, water line and drain hose are free of
pinches or kinks.
6. Verify that the dishwasher is level front to back
and side to side inside the cutout. Re-level if
necessary before testing the unit.
Wet Test Checklist
1. Turn on the water supply and wait for five
minutes. Check for leaks. Tighten connections
if necessary. NOTE: Improper installation of the
water supply line “O” ring can cause the water
line to leak at the connection.
2. Turn on power to the dishwasher at the circuit
breaker panel or fuse box. Make sure the power
cord is connected to the electrical outlet (if
3. Test dishwasher operation by running a Rinse
and Hold cycle (which takes about six minutes).
See the use and care manual for specific
operating instructions. Check to make sure that
the dishwasher takes in water and drains.
4. Check for leaks under the dishwasher and under
the sink. If any leaks are found, immediately push
the STOP button and disconnect power. If there
are leaks under the sink, check the water supply
and drain connections. Reconnect power and
restart the cycle. If the leak is elsewhere, and
a hose extension is installed, check for a loose
5. If the dishwasher functions normally, complete
the installation as instructed in the following
If the dishwasher fails to operate
Verify that power is supplied to the dishwasher.
Check all plumbing connections.
Check for kinks in the water supply line and the
drain hose.
Repeat the Wet Test Checklist.
If the appliance still does not work, contact Dacor
Distinctive Service at (800) 793-0093 ex. 2822.
Do not attempt to repair the appliance yourself. If
you need service, be sure to have the model and
serial numbers available when you call. See the
inside cover for location.
Dacor is not responsible for the cost of correcting
problems caused by a faulty installation.
Installation Instructions
Final Leveling
Attaching the Anti-tip Brackets
1. Check to make sure that adjacent drawers and
cupboards can be opened when the dishwasher
door is open. Reposition the dishwasher if
2. Check that there is a 1/8” (3.0 mm) space
between the top of the dishwasher door and the
underside of the cabinet.
1/8” (3.0 mm)
Make sure to anchor one anti-tip bracket on each
side of the dishwasher.
1. The anti-tip brackets protect against possible
tipping caused by heavy bottom rack loads on
the door. Use only the stainless steel screws
provided with the machine.
2. Open the door and remove the top rack. Pull the
rack out. Turn both rack stops outwards on the
rack mounting rails (see diagram). Pull the rack
toward you to remove.
3. If necessary adjust the front leveling legs until the
dishwasher is the correct height. Both front legs
must contact the floor solidly.
4. Check to make sure the unit is level side to side
and front to back. Readjust the leveling legs as
necessary while making sure all legs contact the
floor securely
and the 1/8”
space at top is
maintained. Use
a screwdriver to
adjust the rear
leg adjustment
screw. The unit
may have an
inclination of
3/16” (5.0 mm)
maximum inside
the dishwasher
Rear Leg Adjustment
without affecting
3. The anti-tip brackets may be secured either
through the top or the sides. Installations
with a hard material (like granite) may require
attachment through the sides.
4. When installing the screws, place the included
spacer over the screw. Insert the screws into the
holes in the anti-tip brackets through the access
holes in the top or sides of the door jamb as
shown below. Tighten the screws in place.
Attachment methods
5. Once level, hand tighten the front leg retaining
nuts. Tighten them into place using a crescent
5. Replace the top rack.
Installation Instructions
Installing the Toe Kick
1. Loosen the brackets for the toe kick by moving
the gray catches toward the center of the
Installation Checklist
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 and the unit is working
Proper installation is the responsibility of
the homeowner. The importance of proper
installation of your Dacor dishwasher cannot be
Toe kick
2. Adjust the brackets (pull out or push in) until they
are flush with the kitchen toe kick on both sides
as shown below.
3. Lock the brackets in place by pushing both
catches into the appropriate notch in the holder.
□□ Has the unit been inspected for cosmetic
□□ Has all packaging and literature been removed
from the dishwasher?
□□ Is the power cable connected to a three prong
grounded electrical outlet or grounded junction
box that meets the electrical specifications?
□□ Has the “O” ring been installed on the water
supply line?
□□ Have the water supply line and the drain
hose been properly installed according to
4. Hang the toe kick on the brackets as shown.
Check to make sure that the toe kick is even with
the kitchen cabinet toe kick. If necessary, remove
the toe kick and readjust the brackets.
□□ Has the unit been properly leveled?
□□ Has the unit been attached to the surrounding
cabinets using the anti-tip brackets?
□□ Has proper operation been verified?
□□ Have the water supply line and the drain hose
been checked for leaks?
□□ Has the warranty been activated on line or the
warranty card filled out and mailed?
Item No., 80 933 28 Rev. 04
Dacor ● 14425 Clark Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745 ● Phone: (800) 793-0093 ● Fax: (626) 403-3130 ●
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