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Frigidaire FDB101SAW2 Installation Instructions

Frigidaire fdb101saw2: installation instruction.

Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Installation
Instructions
INSTALLER: Leave Installation Instructions with owner.
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.
Printed in U.S.A.
154416401
(11/01)
Before You Begin
Read all instructions before installing dishwasher.
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 dishwasher.
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Failure to follow this warning can result in serious injury.
1
Installation Tips
Tools and Materials Needed for
Installation
Drill, Electric
Driver, Socket
3
/
",
1
/
" ,
5
/
"
16
4
16
Flaring Tool / Tube Cutter (for copper tubing)
Flashlight
Gloves
Level
Pipe Joint Compound (for iron pipe plumbing) or
Pipe Thread Tape (for sealing threads)
Pliers
Safety Glasses
Saw, Keyhole or
1
/
", 1
1
/
" to 2" Hole Cutters
2
2
Screwdrivers, Slotted and #2 Phillips (magnetic tip
preferred)
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)
5
Leveling Dishwasher
within Cabinets
1. Measure height of cabinet opening
from underside of countertop to floor.
Check chart for height opening and
suggested adjustment.
Leg Leveler Adjustment Chart
Height of
Number of Turns to
Cabinet Opening
Adjust Levelers
34" (86.4cm)
0
34
1
/
" (86.7cm)
2
8
5
34
/
" (87.2cm)
6
16
9
34
1
/
" (87.6cm)
2
For additional height add shims under levelers.
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
/
" below underside of
4
countertop.
3
/
" Socket
16
3
/
" Socket
16
Wrench
Front Leveler
Rear Leveler
Figure 8
4. If levelers have to be removed, make sure floor is free of
obstructions.
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.
6. Check that dishwasher is level from side to side by placing a
level against the top front section of the tub. See Figure 9a.
Figure 9a
Figure 9b
7. Check that dishwasher is level from front to back by placing level
on side of opened door. See Figure 9b.
8. Adjust levelers up or down until dishwasher is level.
6
Finishing the Drain
Connection
Electric Shock Hazard
Plumbing material and drain hose must not come in
contact with wiring or electrical components.
Failure to follow this warning could result in
personal injury from exposed wiring.
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 assembly.
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.
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.
Parts You Will Need*
1
• Drain Hose Clamp, 1
/
"
Diameter (included)
4
3
• Elbow, 90° with a
/
" National Pipe Thread (not included)
8
• Strain Relief Bushing (not included)
• Wire Nuts, two (2) for 12-14 gauge wire (not included)
*
If required:
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)
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.
• 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 side of the
kitchen sink for access to existing plumbing and ease in
loading dishes. See Step 4.
• 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.
• A 15-20 amp, grounded, 120 volt AC only, electrical supply is
required. See Steps 4 and 8.
• 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.
• Kinked water or drain hoses can cause problems. See Step 6.
• 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.
• Flush water line prior to making the final connection to
prevent clogging of dishwasher's filter screen. See Step 7.
• 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.)
• Anchor the dishwasher to countertop. See Step 9.
2
Installation Preparation
1.
Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickplate assembly
using a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
2.
Tilt and pull forward to remove. (Figure 1).
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.
Kickplate Assembly
Adjustable Toeplate
Kickplate
Water Inlet
Valve
Bottom Screws
Figure 1
3. Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom left underside
of unit. The valve has a
3
/
" NPT female fitting.
8
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.
Sink at Left
Clamp
Connector
32"
Pump Motor
Remove
knockout
plug in
disposer
Figure 10
The drain hose loop must be at least 32" high from the floor to
insure proper drainage.
Finishing the Water
7
Connection
Property Damage
Do not solder within 6" of the water inlet valve. Damage to
the plastic parts in the valve may occur.
Use care that no sealer, dirt, or other objects enter the valve.
Damage to the filter screen 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.
Water Line
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 valve for a few
seconds and let water drain into a pan. Turn off water supply
at shut-off valve.
Figure 11
Through
Wall
Through
Cabinet
Through
Floor
2. Route water line to water inlet valve as shown in Figure 11.
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.
4. Turn on water supply and check for leaks.
5. If water inlet valve clogs, make sure water supply is off. Remove
four (4) screws at inlet end of valve and clean filter screen.
8
Finishing the Electrical
Connection
Electric Shock Hazard
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.
Joining aluminum building wire to stranded copper wire
should be done by a qualified electrician using materials
recognized by UL and local codes. This unit has copper lead
wires.
Do not use an extension cord. Such use can result in fire,
electrical shock, or other personal injury.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in death or
serious injury.
3
Roughing In
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.
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.
90°
90°
Electrical, water,
34
1
/
" min.
4
and drain lines
must be confined to
shaded area.
18"
24"
min.
4"
7
1
/
"
2
3"
Hot
Electrical
Water
Wiring
Line
6"
6"
1
1
/
"
1
1
/
"
2
2
24"
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.
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 be
roughed-in before going any further.
Electric Shock Hazard
Electrical, water, and drain lines must be confined
to shaded areas to prevent damage to electric
conductors, water, and drain lines. See Figure 2.
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.
Connections For Electrical,
4
Water, and Drain
IMPORTANT: Do not cross drain, water, and electrical lines in
front of dishwasher motor or frame.
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.
Figure 3
Front
Left Side
Right Side
49
1
/
"
4
24
1
/
"
23
7
/
"
1
8
22
/
"
4
2
Door in
3
/
3 3
"
4
open position
Min.
Floor Line
3
3
3
3
/
"
17
/
"
16
/
"
4
4
8
From rear to
From floor to
From rear to
junction box.
water inlet
center of water
valve.
inlet valve.
Junction Box
(not visible)
Electrical Supply
1. Remove junction box cover and pull house wiring into junction
box. See Figures 12 and 13.
2. Use a UL listed strain-relief bushing, not included, at box to
stabilize wiring.
IMPORTANT: Be sure electrical cable is not routed behind
dishwasher's motor.
Through
Cabinet
Through
Wall
Through
Floor
Junction Box
(in place)
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 tight.
5. Replace junction box cover. See Figure 13.
Strain Relief
Ground Wire
(not included)
White Wire to
Junction
White Wire
Box Cover
(Neutral)
Black Wire to
Black Wire (Hot)
Figure 13
9
Securing the Dishwasher
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. 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.
2. Screw mounting brackets firmly to countertop using screws
provided in literature packet.
3. Open and close dishwasher door slowly. If door hits mounting
bracket screw heads, adjust front levelers.
Note: Open and close door to make sure it does not hit
surrounding cabinets or countertop.
Use Phillips Head Screws
#8 x
5
/
" (included in the
8
literature packet).
Figure 14
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 to disposer) but not more
than 20 amps.
2. Note the locations of electrical supply and dishwasher's electrical
junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplate assembly.
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 Damage
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.
2. Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valve
freezes 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 a
minimum
3
/
" OD. High-pressure and high-temperature rated
8
plastic tubing with a minimum inner diameter of
1
/
" may be
4
used. A shut-off valve installed outside dishwasher cabinet is
best. See Figure 4.
Through
Cabinet
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 at
least 120°F (49°C). Water pressure should be between
20–120 psi.
Drain
1. Review Figures 5 and 6 to see the different ways to connect
dishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suits your
need.
Figure 5
Entry Must be
Above Trap
"Y"
Branch
Tailpiece
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.
Floor Anchoring
This procedure is difficult and should be used only if countertop
mounting brackets cannot be used.
1. Screw
1
/
" lag screws, not included, through holes provided in
4
frame rail. See Figure 15.
2. Use expansion fasteners if floor is concrete.
Use
1
/
" Lag Screws
4
(not included)
Figure 15
10
Removing & Replacing Door
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.
Cut Hazard
Metal color panels are sharp and should be
handled with care. Wear gloves to protect hands.
Failure to follow this warning may result in injury.
To Remove and Replace Outer Door
1. Unlatch and open door. Using a Phillips head screwdriver,
remove two (2) screws from inner door. Save screws to
reassemble. See Figure 16a.
Figure 16a
2. Close and latch door while holding both sides.
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. See Figure 16b.
Figure 16b
4. Place door where it will not get scratched or damaged while
completing installation.
Figure 6
Air Gap
Right Side
Installation
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.
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).
Drain
Larger end
Motor
of hose
End
fits disposer
inlet fitting.
Cut for
5
/
" connection.
8
Drain Hose
Figure 7(a)
Cut for 3/4" connection.
Drain Air Gap
Sink at Left
Alternate
Drain
Through
Floor into
Separate
Trap
Remove
Sink at Right
Knockout
Plug in
Disposer
2" Drain Hose Hole
Figure 7(b)
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.
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 control panel. See Figure 16c.
Figure 16c
Control Panel
Metal Liner
Door
Side View
6. Unlatch door and open while supporting outer door on both sides
at bottom to keep in place. Align screw holes and replace screws.
11
Checking the Installation
Before starting the dishwasher,
check these items:
Drain hose is assembled to drain pump.
All packing materials and consumer literature have been
removed from unit.
Dishwasher is level and securely fastened.
Open and close door to make sure it does not hit surrounding
cabinet or countertop.
Water and drain lines have no kinks.
Wiring connections to junction box are tight.
Water supply is turned on.
Joints are free of leaks.
Replacing Door
1. Refer to Step 10, numbers 5 and 6, for replacing outer door.
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 fo finger.
3. If necessary, increase tension by moving springs to a hole toward
rear of unit or decrease by moving them toward front. See Figure
17.
Figure 17
Move springs toward
rear of dishwasher to
increase tension.
4. Turn electrical supply on.
Operate the machine through at
least one fill and pump-out,
checking the following items:
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.
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.

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