Drain Requirements - GE Spacemaker Series Installation Instructions Manual

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DRAIN REQUIREMENTS

• Follow local codes and ordinances.
• Do not exceed 10' distance to drain.
• A high drain loop or air gap is required. See below.
DETERMINE DRAIN METHOD
The type of drain installation depends on the following
questions.
• Do local codes or ordinances require an air gap?
• Is waste tee less than 18" above floor?
If the answer to either question is YES, Method 1
MUST be used.
If the answers are NO, either method may be used
CABINET PREPARATION
• Drill a 1-1/2" diameter hole in the cabinet wall within
the shaded areas shown in PREPARE DISHWASHER
ENCLOSURE section for the drain hose connection.
The hole should be smooth with no sharp edges.
IMPORTANT –
When connecting
drain line to disposer, check to be sure
that drain plug has been removed.
DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN IF
PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE.
Tip: Avoid unnecessary service call charges.
Always be sure disposer drain plug has been removed
before attaching dishwasher drain hose to the disposer.
Installation Preparation
.
Remove
Drain
Plug
Method 1 – Air Gap with Waste Tee or Disposer
An air gap must be used when required by local codes
and ordinances. The air gap must be installed according
to manufacturer's instructions.
Waste Tee Installation
Method 2 – "High Drain Loop" with Waste Tee or Disposer
Drain Hose Hanger
32"
Min.
18"
Min.
Waste Tee Installation
Special consideration for a dishwasher installed
on a pedestal
lf the dishwasher is installed on an elevated platform,
a high drain loop of at least 32" above the platform
must be provided in addition to the air gap requirement
determined above. This is necessary for proper drain
performance.
4
Disposer Installation
Drain Hose Hanger
32"
Min.
18"
Min.
Disposer Installation

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