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Dishwasher Installation Instructions

Dishwasher Installation Instructions

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How to install a dishwasher. Works for most makes and models.
How to install a dishwasher. Works for most makes and models.

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Published by: Samurai Appliance Repair Man on Jan 11, 2010
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Before You Begin
Read all instructions before installing dishwasher.
For your safety, please read and observe all safetyinstructions.
This guide will help you anticipate drain, water, andelectrical connections, and help you select the best location for thedishwasher.
Tip Over HazardDo not use dishwasher until completely installed.Do not push down on open door.Failure to follow this warning can result in seriousinjury.
Figure 4 Figure 4 Figure 4 Figure 4 Figure 4 
4.
Cut water access hole in shaded area in
Figure 2
.
5.
Route water supply line into installation area.
IMPORTANT:Incoming hot water temperature should be atleast 120°F (49°C). Water pressure should be between20120 psi.
Drain 
1.
Review
Figures 5, 6
and
7
to see the different ways to connectdishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suitsyour need.
2.If you connect to a sink drain
, entry will need to be abovetrap. A Y branch tailpiece and connector kit, not included, willmake this method easier and includes all needed fittings andinstructions.
See Figure 5.5.
Before cutting 
drain hose access, check both sides of selectedarea to avoid interference. Cut a 2 diameter hole in shadedarea shown in
Figure 2
.
6.
If the cabinet wall is wood, sand edges of hole until smooth androunded. If cabinet wall is metal, cover all sharp edges withelectrical or duct tape to avoid cutting drain hose.
Installation Tips
1
Tools and Materials Needed for Installation 
Drill, ElectricDriver, Socket
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,
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Flaring Tool / Tube Cutter (for copper tubing)FlashlightLevelPipe Joint Compound (for iron pipe plumbing) or Pipe Thread Tape (for sealing threads)PliersSafety GlassesSaw, Keyhole or 
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, 1
1
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to 2 Hole CuttersScrew Drivers, Slotted and #2 Phillips (magnetic tippreferred)Tape, Electrical or DuctTape, MeasuringWire Stripper or Utility KnifeWrench, Hex-endWrenches, 2 Adjustable (for copper tubing)or 2 Pipe wrenches (for iron pipe plumbing)
Electric Shock HazardElectrical, water, and drain lines must be confinedto shaded areas in Figure 2.Electric conductors, water, and drain could bedamaged.Failure to follow these instructions could result infire or electric shock.NOTE: If dishwasher is installed at end of a cabinet line, sidesand back must be fully enclosed.NOTE: You can order a Cabinet Seal Kit (Kit # 154528701) bycontacting your dealer or parts supplier. This kit provides aseal between the unit and cabinets once installation iscomplete.
 
(This kit is included on select models).IMPORTANT: Do not cross drain, water, and electrical lines infront of dishwasher motor or frame.
Connections For Electrical,Water, and Drain
Right Side Right Side Right Side Right Side Right Side  Front Front Front Front Front Left Side Left Side Left Side Left Side Left Side 
Door in Door in Door in Door in Door in open position open position open position open position open position 
Locating the Connections 
1.
Review dimensions in
Figure 3
to locate dishwashers drain,water, and electrical connections.
2.
All connections must be made in shaded area in
Figure 2.
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From rear to From rear to From rear to From rear to From rear to center of water center of water center of water center of water center of water inlet valve.inlet valve.inlet valve.inlet valve.inlet valve.
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From floor to From floor to From floor to From floor to From floor to water inlet water inlet water inlet water inlet water inlet valve.valve.valve.valve.valve.Floor Line Floor Line Floor Line Floor Line Floor Line 
Figure 3 Figure 3 Figure 3 Figure 3 Figure 3 
 Junction Box  Junction Box  Junction Box  Junction Box  Junction Box (not visible) (not visible) (not visible) (not visible) (not visible) 
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From rear to From rear to From rear to From rear to From rear to  junction box. junction box. junction box. junction box. junction box.
3.
Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom leftunderside of unit. The valve has a
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 NPT female fitting.
4.
Wrap 90
°
elbow (not included) with pipe thread tape (or apply joint compound) and thread it into water inlet valve.
5.
Tighten elbow with a wrench, leaving elbow pointing toward
rear 
of unit.
 
To prevent bending of bracket or breaking of valve,avoid overtightening.
1.
Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickplate assembly usinga #2 Phillips screw driver.
2.
Tilt and pull forward to remove.
See Figure 1.NOTE:
It is not necessary to remove the outer door for installation.However, you might find it more convenient to do so. Youcan find directions for removing door in Step 10.
 
Installation Preparation
Examine dishwasher and locate connections.
See Step 4.
Locate dishwasher where there is easy access to drain,water, and electrical lines. The best location is on either sideof the kitchen sink for access to existing plumbing and easein loading dishes.
See Step 4.
Electrical, water, and drain connections are not the same for all age, brands, or models of dishwashers. Check thelocation and length of home utilities.
See Step 4.
A 15-20 amp, grounded, 120 volt AC only, electrical supply isrequired.
See Steps 4 and 8.
If dishwasher drain hose will be connected to a fooddisposer for the first time, knock out plug located insidedisposer inlet.
See Steps 4 and 6.
Kinked water or drain hoses can cause problems.
See Step 6.
Dishwashers need to be connected to a hot water supplywith enough water pressure to insure an adequate fill.
See Steps 4 and 7.
Each home installation differs. You will need additionalparts listed above to complete your installation.
See Steps 4 and 7.
Flush water line prior to making the final connection toprevent clogging of dishwashers filter screen.
See Step 7.
The dishwasher will look, sound, and perform best whenproperly leveled.
See Step 5.
(NOTE: If levelers areremoved during installation, make sure the floor is flat andfree of any obstruction.)Anchor the dishwasher.
See Step 9.
Kickplate Assembly Kickplate Assembly Kickplate Assembly Kickplate Assembly Kickplate Assembly 
Figure 1Figure 1Figure 1Figure 1Figure 1 Bottom Screws Bottom Screws Bottom Screws Bottom Screws Bottom Screws (Insulation available (Insulation available (Insulation available (Insulation available (Insulation available some models) some models) some models) some models) some models) Kickplate Kickplate Kickplate Kickplate Kickplate Water Inlet Water Inlet Water Inlet Water Inlet Water Inlet Valve Valve Valve Valve Valve Entry Must be Entry Must be Entry Must be Entry Must be Entry Must be  Above Trap  Above Trap  Above Trap  Above Trap  Above Trap 
Sink at Left Sink at Left Sink at Left Sink at Left Sink at Left 
Sink at Right Sink at Right Sink at Right Sink at Right Sink at Right Y Y Y Y Y Branch Branch Branch Branch Branch Tailpiece Tailpiece Tailpiece Tailpiece Tailpiece 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole Figure 5 Figure 5 Figure 5 Figure 5 Figure 5 Sink at Right Sink at Right Sink at Right Sink at Right Sink at Right Remove Remove Remove Remove Remove Knockout Knockout Knockout Knockout Knockout Plug in Plug in Plug in Plug in Plug in Disposer Disposer Disposer Disposer Disposer 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole 2 Drain Hose Hole Figure 7(b) Figure 7(b) Figure 7(b) Figure 7(b) Figure 7(b) 
Parts You Will Need* 
(Not Included) 
Drain Hose Clamp, 1
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Diameter Elbow, 90° with a
3
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 National Pipe ThreadConduit Connector Wire Nuts, two (2) for 12-14 gauge wire
 
If required:Available at:
Y Branch Tailpiece andPlumbing Supply StoreConnector Kit (
See Step 4
)Air Gap Kit (
See Step 4
)Plumbing Supply StoreFasteners for floorHardware Storeanchoring (
See Step 9
)
IMPORTANT: Disconnect power before starting installation.
Electrical 
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 notmore than 20 amps.
2.
Note the locations of electrical supply and dishwasherselectrical junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplateassembly.
See Figure 3
.
3.
Cut access hole in shaded area shown in
Figure 2
.
4.
Pull electrical cable through hole into installation area.
Water 
1.
Determine where you will connect to hot water supply. Review
Figure 3
and note the location of water inlet valve.
Property DamageDo not use the furnished drain hose or a rubber garden hosefor the water supply line. Either of these hoses can burst.Flooding may occur and cause property damage.3.If you connect to a sink trap
, local codes may require you toinstall an air gap kit, (not included). The drain hose will be routedfrom dishwasher to air gap inlet as shown in
Figure 6
. An air gap kit is available from a plumbing supply store.
(If the drainhose 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).
Roughing In
Electric Shock HazardObserve all local codes and ordinances for electrical and plumbing connections. All electricaland plumbing work should be performed byqualified persons. Failure to follow this warningcould result in death or serious injury
.
1.
Make sure your location has the right drain, water, andelectrical outlets to make the connections.
Do not install unit under a cooktop range. Damage to plastic tub will occur.
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Hot Water Line Electrical Wiring 
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Electrical, water,Electrical, water,Electrical, water,Electrical, water,Electrical, water, and drain lines and drain lines and drain lines and drain lines and drain lines  must be confined must be confined must be confined must be confined must be confined to shaded area.to shaded area.to shaded area.to shaded area.to shaded area.
Figure 2 Figure 2 Figure 2 Figure 2 Figure 2 Through Through Through Through Through Cabinet Cabinet Cabinet Cabinet Cabinet 
2.
Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valvefreezes and ruptures, flooding may occur.
3.
Determine amount of tubing needed to connect hot water supply to the units water inlet valve. Copper tubing must have aminimum
3
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 OD. High-pressure and high-temperature ratedplastic tubing with a minimum
inner 
diameter of 
1
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 may beused. A shut-off valve installed
outside
dishwasher cabinet isbest.
See Figure 4.
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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-inchside clearance to open door.2.
Remove any carpet from area to provide motor clearance.
Floor should be flat and free of any obstruction.
IMPORTANT: Drain, water, and electrical lines should beroughed-in before going any further.
 Air Gap  Air Gap  Air Gap  Air Gap  Air Gap Figure 6 Figure 6 Figure 6 Figure 6 Figure 6 
INSTALLER
: Leave
Installation Instructions 
with owner.
OWNER
: Read your dishwasher 
Use and Care Manual.
It containsimportant safety information for operating this appliance. It also hasmany suggestions for getting the best results from your dishwasher.
Dishwasher 
Installation Instructions 
Electric Shock HazardDisconnect electrical power at the fuse box or circuit breaker box before beginning installation.Failure to follow this warning could result in deathor serious injury
.
Right Side Right Side Right Side Right Side Right Side Installation Installation Installation Installation Installation 
Cut for Cut for Cut for Cut for Cut for 
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 connection. connection. connection. connection. connection.Drain Drain Drain Drain Drain  Motor  Motor  Motor  Motor  Motor End End End End End Cut for 3/4 connection.Cut for 3/4 connection.Cut for 3/4 connection.Cut for 3/4 connection.Cut for 3/4 connection.
Figure 7(a) Figure 7(a) Figure 7(a) Figure 7(a) Figure 7(a) 
Larger end Larger end Larger end Larger end Larger end of hose of hose of hose of hose of hose fits disposer fits disposer fits disposer fits disposer fits disposer  inlet fitting.inlet fitting.inlet fitting.inlet fitting.inlet fitting.
154427301(07/05)
Printed in U.S.A.
Drain Air Gap Drain Air Gap Drain Air Gap Drain Air Gap Drain Air Gap  Sink at Left Sink at Left Sink at Left Sink at Left Sink at Left  Alternate  Alternate  Alternate  Alternate  Alternate Drain Drain Drain Drain Drain Through Through Through Through Through 
 
Floor into Floor into Floor into Floor into Floor into  Separate Separate Separate Separate Separate Trap Trap Trap Trap Trap 
Drain Hose Drain Hose Drain Hose Drain Hose Drain Hose 
 Adjustable Toeplate  Adjustable Toeplate  Adjustable Toeplate  Adjustable Toeplate  Adjustable Toeplate 
Cabinet Preparation:As a precaution, it is recommended, but not required that thecabinets enclosing all sides of the dishwasher (including theunderside of the countertop) be sealed with an oil based paintor moisture-proof polyurethane to prevent possible steam/moisture damage.
*D
IMENSIONS
 
DO
 
 NOT
 
INCLUDE
 
INSULATION
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