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Installation Instructions
GPF825
GPF825B, Black Trim Kit
GPF825C, Bisque Trim Kit
GPF825W, White Trim Kit
Series Kits
Before you begin – Read these instructions completely and carefully.
IMPORTANT: Save these instructions for local inspector’s use.
IMPORTANT: OBSERVE ALL GOVERNING CODES AND ORDINANCES.
NOTE TO INSTALLER: Be sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer.
NOTE TO CONSUMER: Keep these instructions with your Owner’s Manual for future reference.
WARNING
CAUTION
To prevent electric shock, disconnect
electrical power supply to dishwasher
before changing panels. Do not operate
dishwasher while changing panel.
Tools and Materials Required:
• Stubby Phillips screwdriver
• Gloves to protect against sharp edges
• Safety glasses
The GPF825 trim kits provide for the installation
of a 1/4" thick custom door panel.
This kit includes:
Side Trim
Top
Trim
Adjustable
Steel Panel
On new installations, do not remove wood base until you
are ready to install the dishwasher. The dishwasher will
tip over when the door is opened.
Bottom
Trim
Fully Assembled Door Panel Frame
2 Door Springs
To Be Used On All Models
Except PDW8500
STEP 1 CUT 1/4" THICK CUSTOM PANEL TO SIZE
• Cut door panel to the dimensions shown in Figure 1.
NOTE: The trim provided will conceal the cut edges of
the panel.
1/4" Thick
Door Panel
23-1/2"
Figure 1
25-1/16"
STEP 2 REMOVE DOOR PANEL
Figure 2
Figure 3
• Open dishwasher door.
• Remove the 6 Phillips head screws along the sides of
the door (Figure 2) holding the inner door to the
outer panel. Retain screws.
Bottom
Phillips Screws
• Remove the two screws on the bottom of the door panel
(Figure 3). Retain screws.
• Remove door panel.
STEP 3 ASSEMBLE PANEL AND TRIM FRAME
• Loosely assemble the top trim to the steel panel with
the 3 original screws.
• Remove the protective plastic covering from the top,
sides and the front trim frame pieces.
Figure 4
Top Trim Screws
Panel
Adjustment
Screws
• Remove the 3 screws holding the top trim to the steel
panel (Figure4). Set aside the top trim piece and the 3
screws.
Figure 6
Top View
Slide
Panel
Into
Frame
• Place the assembled panel, appearance side down on a
flat protected surface. Be careful not to scratch the
custom panel or the trim.
• Loosen one of the 4 screws that holds the steel panel to
the trim (Figure 6). Press the steel panel against the
custom panel and retighten the screw. Repeat this
adjustment to the remaining 3 screws.
• Press the top trim piece flush against the custom panel
and tighten all 3 top trim screws.
Custom Panel
Figure 5
• Slide the 1/4" custom panel into the channel between
the trim and the steel panel (figure 5).
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STEP 4 INSTALL THE ASSEMBLED PANEL
Escutcheon
Escutcheon
Tab
Bottom
Phillips Screws
Figure 7
Figure 9
Figure 8
• Close the dishwasher door.
• Slide the panel assembly into the escutcheon tab
(Figure 7).
• Reinstall the two screws at the bottom of the door to
hold the assembly to the hinge arms (Figure 8).
• Open the dishwasher door and reinstall the original 6
Phillips head screws to hold the inner door to the trim
kit assembly (Figure 9).
• Close the door.
STEP 5 REPLACE DOOR SPRINGS
• Check that door springs do not contact water line, fill
hose, wiring or other components.
• Reinstall the original top or side mounting screws.
• Turn on water and power.
STEP 5 FOR ALL MODELS EXCEPT PDW8500.
GO TO STEP 5A FOR PDW8500.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Close and latch the door.
• Remove 2 screws securing the dishwasher to the
underside of the countertop and or sides. Retain
screws.
• Carefully pull dishwasher out from the cabinet enclosure, approximately 10", until door springs are
Long
exposed.
Hook
• Remove the spring from the right side
of the unit first.
• Place the short hook of the new spring
in the cable end. Insert the long hook
Short
Hook
into a notch on the frame bracket.
Figure 10
• Make sure the cable has not slipped
off the pulley.
• Repeat the same procedure on the left side of the unit.
Both springs should be on the same notch on the
frame bracket as shown in Figure 11.
Note: Increase or
decrease tension as
shown. Adjust both
springs to the same
tension setting to correct
balance.
Increase
Spring
Tension
Insert Long
Hook Over
Frame Bracket
Pulley
Decrease
Spring
Tension
CORRECT
Shoulder
INCORRECT
TEST DOOR BALANCE
Always hold the dishwasher at the top when opening
the door. The dishwasher will tip forward when the door
is opened.
• Release door latch. Open and release the door. If the
door tends to drop when released, increase spring
tension. If the door tends to close, decrease spring
tension.
• When adjusting tension, both springs must be set to
the same position on the side brackets.
• Slide dishwasher back into the original position.
Figure 11
Check to be sure the spring cable is routed correctly before making
spring adjustments. The cable is held in place by “shoulders” on the
pulley. See Figure 11. Check to be sure the cable has not slipped over
the pulley shoulder and onto the axle.
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STEP 5A TEST DOOR BALANCE
FOR MODEL PDW8500 ONLY
• Release door latch. Open and release the door. If the
door tends to drop when released, spring tension
needs to be increased. If the door tends to close, the
spring tension needs to be decreased.
• If the spring tension needs to be adjusted, first remove
2 screws securing the dishwasher to the underside of
the countertop or sides. Retain Screws. Carefully pull
dishwasher out from the cabinet enclosure, approximately 20", until door springs are exposed.
• Always hold the dishwasher at the top when opening
the door. The dishwasher will tip forward when the
door is opened.
• See Figure 12 for adjusting spring tension. When
adjusting tension, both springs must be set to the same
position on the side brackets.
• Slide dishwasher back into the original position.
• Check that door springs do not contact water line, fill
hose, wiring or other components.
• Reinstall the original top or side mounting screws.
• Turn on water and power.
Pub. No. 31-30552
Note: To increase tension, use top
hole. To decrease tension use lower
hole. Adjust both springs to the same
tension setting to correct balance.
INCREASE
DECREASE
Pulley
CORRECT
INCORRECT
Shoulder
Figure 12
Check to be sure the spring cable is routed correctly before making
spring adjustments. The cable is held in place by “shoulders” on the
pulley. See Figure 12. Check to be sure the cable has not slipped over
the pulley shoulder and onto the axle.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
DWG. NO. 206C1559P091
(N.D. 551) 7/02
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