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Frigidaire FFCD2413UB Installation Instructions
Parts You Will Need* (Not Included)
• Drain Hose Clamp, 1 /4” Diameter
• Elbow, 90° with a 3/8” National Pipe Thread or 3/4” Hose Thread
• Conduit Connector
• Wire Nuts, two (2) for 12-14 gauge wire
• Plumbers Tape
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.
Available at:
• “Y” Branch Tailpiece and
Plumbing Supply Store
Connector Kit (See Step 4)
• Air Gap Kit (See Step 4)
Plumbing Supply Store
• Fasteners for floor
Hardware Store
anchoring (See Step 9)
NOTE: Recommended to use Stainless Steel braded hose.
1. Make sure your location has the right drain, water, and electrical
outlets to make the connections. Do not install unit under a
cooktop range. Damage to plastic tub will occur.
341/4” min.
Electrical, water,
and drain lines
must be confined
to shaded area.
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.
PN: 154427301/H
AW: 154427301/008
Printed in U.S.A.
• Dishwashers need to be connected to a hot water supply
with enough water pressure to insure an adequate fill.
See Steps 4 and 7.
• Each home installation differs. You will need additional
parts listed above to complete your installation.
See Steps 4 and 7.
For your safety, please read and observe all safety
instructions. This guide will help you anticipate drain, water, and
electrical connections, and help you select the best location for the
Installation Preparation
Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickplate assembly using
a #2 Phillips screw driver.
Tilt and pull forward to remove. See Figure 1.
Do not push down on open door.
Failure to follow this warning can result in serious
Adjustable Toeplate
Installation Tips
Drill, Electric
Driver, Socket 5/32”, 1/4” , 5/16”
Flaring Tool / Tube Cutter (for copper tubing)
Pipe Joint Compound (for iron pipe plumbing) or
Pipe Thread Tape (for sealing threads)
Safety Glasses
Saw, Keyhole or 1/2”, 11/2” to 2” Hole Cutters
Screw Drivers, Slotted and #2 Phillips (magnetic tip
Tape, Electrical or Duct
Tape, Measuring
Wire Stripper or Utility Knife
Wrench, Hex-end
Wrenches, 2 Adjustable (for copper tubing)
or 2 Pipe wrenches (for iron pipe plumbing)
3. If you connect to a sink trap, local codes may require you to
install an air gap kit, (not included). The drain hose will be routed
from dishwasher to air gap inlet as shown in Figure 6. An air
gap kit is available from a plumbing supply store. NOTE: If the
drain hose is installed through the floor, an air
gap is necessary.
4. If you connect to a disposer, the large end of drain hose will
fit. Figure 7(a). The knock out plug must be removed from
inside disposer inlet before making the final fit to drain
hose. See Figure 7(b).
Cut for 5/8” connection.
Cut for 3/4” connection.
Figure 2
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.
Drain Air Gap
Sink at Left
2. Remove any carpet from area to provide motor clearance. Floor
should be flat and free of any obstruction.
Floor into
IMPORTANT: Drain, water, and electrical lines should be
roughed-in before going any further.
Electric Shock Hazard
Electrical, water, and drain lines must be confined
to shaded areas in Figure 2.
Electric conductors, water, and drain could be
Failure to follow these instructions could result in
fire or electric shock.
NOTE: If dishwasher is installed at end of a cabinet line, sides
and back must be fully enclosed.
NOTE: You can order a Cabinet Seal Kit (Kit # 154528701) by
contacting your dealer or parts supplier. This kit provides a
seal between the unit and cabinets once installation is
Connections For Electrical,
Water, and Drain
Plug in
Figure 4
(Insulation available
some models)
5. Route water supply line into installation area.
IMPORTANT: Incoming hot water temperature should be at
least 120°F (49°C). Water pressure should be between
20–120 psi.
5. Before cutting drain hose access, check both sides of selected
area to avoid interference. Cut a 2” diameter hole in shaded
area shown in Figure 2.
6. If the cabinet wall is wood, sand edges of hole until smooth and
rounded. If cabinet wall is metal, cover all sharp edges with
electrical or duct tape to avoid cutting drain hose.
1. Review Figures 5, 6 and 7 to see the different ways to connect
dishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suits
your need.
Drying Vent Hose (if equipped)
Care must be given during installation and removal of the dishwasher
to avoid disconnection of the vent hose that is attached to the top of
the dishwasher.
Figure 5
Entry Must be
2. All connections must be made in shaded area in Figure 2.
Figure 3
Figure 1
Left Side
3. Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom left
underside of unit. The valve has a 3/8” NPT or 3/4” hose thread
fitting. Note: If using 3/4” hose thread fitting skip steps 4 and 5.
3 3 1/ 2”
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.
22 1/2”
Door in
16 3/8”
From rear to
center of water
inlet valve.
3 3 /4 ”
From floor to
water inlet
Junction Box
(not visible)
Floor Line
Sink at Right
Sink at Left
2” Drain Hose Hole
2. If you connect to a sink drain, entry will need to be above
trap. A “Y” branch tailpiece and connector kit, not included, will
make this method easier and includes all needed fittings and
instructions. See Figure 5.
5. Tighten elbow with a wrench, leaving elbow pointing toward
rear of unit. To prevent bending of bracket or breaking of valve,
avoid overtightening.
6. If using 3/4” hose thread fitting, do not use teflon tape, tighten
elbow. Do not over tighten.
Cabinet Preparation:
49 1/4”
4. Wrap 90° elbow (not included) with pipe thread tape (or apply
joint compound) and thread it into water inlet valve.
17 3/4”
From rear to
junction box.
2” Drain Hose Hole
4. Cut water access hole in shaded area in Figure 2.
1. Review dimensions in Figure 3 to locate dishwasher’s drain,
water, and electrical connections.
Sink at Right
Figure 7(b)
Locating the Connections
Water Inlet
Larger end
inlet fitting.
Drain Hose
Figure 7(a)
2 1/ 2”
IMPORTANT: Do not cross drain, water, and electrical lines in
front of dishwasher motor or frame.
Tools and Materials Needed for
1. Determine where you will connect to hot water supply. Review
Figure 3 and note the location of water inlet valve.
3. Determine amount of tubing needed to connect hot water
supply to the unit’s water inlet valve. Copper tubing must have a
minimum 3/8” OD. High-pressure and high-temperature rated
plastic tubing with a minimum inner diameter of 1/4” may be
used. A shut-off valve installed outside dishwasher cabinet is
best. See Figure 4.
2 1/2”
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the outer door for installation.
However, you might find it more convenient to do so. You
can find directions for removing door in Step 10.
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
• Flush water line prior to making the final connection to
prevent clogging of dishwasher’s filter screen. See Step 7.
Tip Over Hazard
3. Cut access hole in shaded area shown in Figure 2.
2. Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valve
freezes and ruptures, flooding may occur.
Water Wiring
• Anchor the dishwasher. See Step 9.
Read all instructions before installing dishwasher.
• The dishwasher will look, sound, and perform best when
properly leveled. See Step 5. (NOTE: If levelers are
removed during installation, make sure the floor is flat and
free of any obstruction.)
Before You Begin
Air Gap
2. Note the locations of electrical supply and dishwasher’s
electrical junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplate
assembly. See Figure 3.
Do not use the furnished drain hose or a rubber garden hose
for the water supply line. Either of these hoses can burst.
Flooding may occur and cause property damage.
• Electrical, water, and drain connections are not the same for
all age, brands, or models of dishwashers. Check the
location and length of home utilities. See Step 4.
INSTALLER: Leave Installation Instructions with owner.
1. The dishwasher operates on a 120 volt, 60 Hz electrical supply.
Provide a separate circuit with a fuse or circuit breaker rated for
at least 15 amps (20 amps if connected with disposer) but not
more than 20 amps.
Property Damage
• Locate dishwasher where there is easy access to drain,
water, and electrical lines. The best location is on either side
of the kitchen sink for access to existing plumbing and ease
in loading dishes. See Step 4.
• Kinked water or drain hoses can cause problems. See Step
• Examine dishwasher and locate connections. See Step 4.
• If dishwasher drain hose will be connected to a food
disposer for the first time, knock out plug located inside
disposer inlet. See Steps 4 and 6.
Figure 6
4. Pull electrical cable through hole into installation area.
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.
• A 15-20 amp, grounded, 120 volt AC only, electrical supply is
required. See Steps 4 and 8.
Roughing In
IMPORTANT: Disconnect power before starting installation.
Drying Vent
Leveling Dishwasher
within Cabinets
Electrical Supply
Sink at Left
1. Measure height of cabinet opening
from underside of countertop to floor.
Check chart for height opening and
suggested adjustment.
Floor Anchoring
1. Remove junction box cover and pull house wiring into junction
box. See Figures 12 and 13.
1. Screw 1/4” lag screws, (not included), through holes provided in
frame rail. See Figure 15.
2. Use a UL listed conduit connector,(not included), at box to
stabilize wiring.
341/8” (86.7cm)
345/16” (87.2cm)
The drain hose loop must be at least 32” high from the floor
to insure proper drainage.
Finishing the Water
For additional height add shims under levelers.
(in place)
Property Damage
Do not solder within 6” of the water inlet valve. Damage to
the plastic parts in the valve may occur.
Be sure the dishwasher is placed where the water inlet valve
will be kept from freezing. If the valve freezes, it may rupture
and flooding may occur.
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.
Front Leveler
Figure 15
Water Line
Use care that no sealer, dirt, or other objects enter the valve.
Damage to the filter screen may occur.
Figure 12
3. Inside junction box, attach ground wire under head of grounding
screw and tighten. See Figure 13.
4. Connect incoming black lead to dishwasher’s black lead and
incoming white lead to dishwasher’s white lead with wire nuts or
other suitable connectors,(not included). Wire nuts should be
(not included)
Ground Wire
Rear Leveler
Figure 8
Figure 11
4. If levelers have to be removed, make sure floor is free of
5. Place dishwasher inside cabinet area so that it is centered in
opening. Use caution when moving dishwasher to prevent
damage to dishwasher, floor, and cabinets.
Drain hose is assembled to drain pump.
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.
White Wire to
White Wire
Black Wire to
Black Wire (Hot)
Figure 13
Cut Hazard
Metal color panels are sharp and should be
handled with care. Wear gloves to protect
Failure to follow this warning may result in
4. Turn on water supply and check for leaks.
5. If water inlet valve clogs, make sure water supply is off. If using
a 3/8” NPT valve,remove four (4) screws at inlet end of valve and
clean filter screen. If using 3/4” hose thread fitting simply clean
filter screen.
Securing the Dishwasher
To Remove and Replace Outer Door
The dishwasher must be secured to keep it from tilting when door is
opened. Choose one of the methods described below to secure unit.
Countertop Anchoring
1. Unlatch and open
door. Using a Phillips
head screw driver,
remove two (2) screws
from inner door. Save
screws to reassemble.
See Figure 16a.
Figure 16a
Finishing the Electrical
Electric Shock Hazard
2. Replace Kickplate. See Figure 1
3. Adjust levelers (see Step 5) so mounting brackets touch
underside of countertop. IMPORTANT: Dishwasher must rest on
floor—do not hang from countertop. See Figure 14.
6. Open and close dishwasher door slowly. If door hits mounting
brackets lower the dishwasher in front and rear.
Plumbing material and drain hose must not come
in contact with wiring or electrical components.
3. Secure drain hose to sink drain, disposer, or separate trap with a
clamp. IMPORTANT: Be careful not to overtighten clamp or
you may damage end of hose. Do not connect hose to
horizontal pipe between sink drain and disposer.
4. Be sure unit does not rest on drain hose. It should be free of
electrical components and door springs. Do not cut corrugated
drain hose. Pull excess through cabinet and place under sink.
Make sure hose does not come in contact with any sharp edges.
See Figure 10.
Dishwasher is level and securely fastened.
Open and close door to make sure it does not hit
surrounding cabinet or countertop.
Joints are free of leaks.
Replacing Door
Electric Shock Hazard
Note: Open and close door to make sure it does not hit
surrounding cabinets or countertop.
Make sure electrical power has been disconnected at fuse box
or circuit breaker box.
The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system. The equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the appliance’s equipment grounding terminal or
lead. It is the consumer’s responsibility to contact a qualified
installer to make sure the electrical installation conforms with
the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances.
Do not connect the dishwasher to the power supply until the
appliance is permanently grounded.
All wiring connections must be enclosed in the junction box.
This unit has copper lead wires.
Joining aluminum building wire to stranded copper wire
should be done by a qualified electrician using materials
recognized by UL and local codes.
Do not use an extension cord. Such use can result in fire,
electrical shock, or other personal injury.
4. Turn electrical supply on.
Operate the machine through at
least one fill and pump-out,
checking the following items:
2. Close and latch door
while holding both
At first fill, make sure water completely covers filter surface.
(Motor pump sound may be heard before water enters unit).
At pump-out, make sure all water is pumped out.
Check water connections again for leaks.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in death or
serious injury.
3. Place one hand on
each side of door and
pull down at top
approximately 1/4”.
Pull entire door
assembly toward
you to remove.
Figure 16b
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.
Failure to follow this warning could result in
electric shock.
See Figure 16b.
vary from your model.
Use Phillips Head Screws
# 8 x 5/8” (included in the
literature packet).
Figure 14
2. Adjust door springs to balance weight of door. A correct spring
setting allows door to remain horizontal in opened position, yet
will rise to close with slight lift of finger.
3. If necessary, increase tension by moving springs to a hole
toward rear of unit or decrease by moving them toward front.
5. Screw mounting brackets firmly to countertop using screws
provided in literature packet.
2. Move unit back in place while routing drain hose through access
hole. Use caution to prevent damage to the dishwasher, floor
and cabinets. IMPORTANT: Make sure there are no sharp
bends or kinks that might restrict drain flow.
All packing materials and consumer literature have been
removed from unit.
1. Refer to Step 10, numbers 5 and 6, for replacing outer door.
5. Replace junction box cover. See Figure 13.
4. Tub needs to be even with the front of adjoining cabinets.
1. Pull out unit and check to see if drain hose is correctly attached
to the drain pump assembly. If drain hose is not attached to
drain pump, follow the instruction sheet (included with drain
hose) on how to correctly install the drain hose to the drain pump
check these items:
1. Install the Cabinet Seal Kit (Instructions included in Kit)
Failure to follow this warning could result in
personal injury from exposed wiring.
Checking the Installation
Water supply is turned on.
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.
6. Unlatch door and open while supporting outer door on both sides
at bottom to keep in place. Align screw holes and replace
Wiring connections to junction box are tight.
2. Route water line to water inlet valve as shown in Figure 11.
Finishing the Drain
Removing & Replacing
vary from your model.
Water and drain lines have no kinks.
8. Adjust levelers up or down until dishwasher is level.
Note: If mounting your dishwasher to the
countertop or to the floor is not a desirable option,
you can order the side mount kit, 154806601/02, by
contacting your dealer or parts supplier. This allows
you to install the dishwasher by securing it to the
cabinets or partitions on either side of the unit. The
kit utilizes the front frame of the dishwasher to
secure the unit to the cabinet or partitions.
6. Remove lower rack to check that dishwasher is level from side
to side by placing a level on the bottom of the inner door. See
Figure 9a.
Figure 9b
Figure 9a
7. Remove lower rack to check that dishwasher is level from front
to back by placing the level at the bottom of the tub at the lower
rack wheel support. See Figure 9b.
Use /4” Lag Screws
(not included)
2. Move dishwasher to front of installation area.
3. Loosen the front and rear leveling legs by turning
counterclockwise. Refer to chart for number of turns. See
Figure 8. Front levelers should allow 1/4” below underside of
Figure 16c
Figure 10
Before starting the dishwasher,
plug in
Leg Leveler Adjustment Chart
Height of
Number of Turns to
Cabinet Opening
Adjust Levelers
34” (86.4cm)
34 /2” (87.6cm)
5. When ready to replace door, fit the slots on each side of top
door edge over the tabs on the metal liner. Push on sides to
insure the door is flat. Push up from bottom until there is no gap
between door and console. See Figure 16c.
2. Use expansion fasteners if floor is concrete.
IMPORTANT: Be sure electrical cable is not routed behind
dishwasher’s motor.
This procedure is difficult and should be used only if countertop
mounting brackets cannot be used.
4. Place door where it will not get scratched or damaged while
completing installation.
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