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GE Spacemaker PDW1800N Install Manual

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GE Consumer & Industrial
Appliances

Installation Instructions

Built-In Dishwasher
If you have questions, call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our website at: www.ge.com

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

STOP
Read these instructions completely and
carefully.
IMPORTANT
– Observe all governing codes and
ordinances.
• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions for the
consumer's and local inspector's use.
• Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions with your
Owner's Manual for future reference.
• Skill Level – Installation of this dishwasher requires
basic mechanical, electrical and plumbing skills. Proper
installation is the responsibility of the installer. Product
failure due to improper installation is not covered under
the GE Appliance Warranty. See warranty information.
• Completion Time – 1 to 3 Hours. New installations require
more time than replacement installations.
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IMPORTANT
– The dishwasher MUST
be installed to allow for future removal from the enclosure
if service is required.
If you received a damaged dishwasher, you should
immediately contact your dealer or builder.
Optional Accessories – See the Owner's Manual for available
custom panel kits.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Read and observe all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS
shown throughout these instructions. While performing
installations described in this booklet, gloves and either
safety glasses or goggles should be worn.
READ CAREFULLY.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

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  Summary of Contents for GE Spacemaker PDW1800N

  • Page 1: Installation Instructions

    GE Consumer & Industrial Appliances Installation Instructions Built-In Dishwasher If you have questions, call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our website at: www.ge.com BEFORE YOU BEGIN STOP Read these instructions completely and carefully. IMPORTANT – Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
  • Page 2 The custom panel should be sized to your installation situation. See Step 1. For easier installation, the custom panel and custom handle should be attached before installing the dishwasher. Use this template to locate mounting screws and spacers on the custom panel. IMPORTANT PARTS INCLUDED: •...
  • Page 3 Instructions de gabarit pour panneau sur mesure épais de 19 mm (3/4 po) pour modèle de lave-vaisselle de 18 po à réglage intégré en haut Profi le et Monogram Le panneau de fi nition doit avoir des dimensions appropriées pour l’installation. Consulter l’étape 1. Pour faciliter l’installation, le panneau de fi...
  • Page 4 Two #8 Phillips head wood screws, 5/8" long to Two #8 Phillips head wood screws, 5/8" long to ■ secure dishwasher to underside of countertop (in literature package). MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: Ferrule, compression nut and 90° Elbow (3/8" NPT Ferrule, compression nut and 90°...
  • Page 5: Installation Preparation

    DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE. • The dishwasher must be installed so that drain hose is no more than 10’ in length for proper drainage. To reduce the risk of electric shock, fi re, or injury to persons, the installer must ensure that the dishwasher is completely enclosed 24"...
  • Page 6: Prepare Electrical Wiring

    Note: Power cords with plug must pass through a separate hole. Electrical Connection to Dishwasher Electrical connection is on the right front of dishwasher. • For cable direct connections the cable must be routed as shown in Figure E. Cable must extend a minimum of 24" from the rear wall.
  • Page 7: Water Line Connection

    (Optional, but strongly recommended and may be required by local codes.) • Water connection is on the left side of the dishwasher. Install the hot water inlet line, using no less than 3/8" O.D. copper tubing. Route the line as shown in Figure F and extend forward at least 18"...
  • Page 8: Step 2 Adjust Leveling Legs

    Skip this step if dishwasher will be direct wired. Use Power Cord Kit WX09X70910, available for purchase from an authorized GE Appliance Dealer. The power cord and connections must comply with the National Electrical Code, Section 422 and/or local codes and ordinances.
  • Page 9: Step 6 Position Water Line And House Wiring

    STEP 8 SLIDE DISHWASHER PARTIALLY INTO CABINET DO NOT PUSH AGAINST FRONT PANEL WITH KNEES. DAMAGE WILL OCCUR. • Slide dishwasher into the opening a few inches at a time. Do Not Push Against Front Door Panel With Knee. Damage to The Door Panel Will Occur.
  • Page 10: Step 9 Position Dishwasher Under Countertop

    Align the dishwasher as shown in Figure Q. Leave a 1/2" minimum gap between the underside of the countertop and the top of the dishwasher door as shown in Figure T. Note: If the drain hose gets trapped behind the unit it can prevent the controls from being hidden by the countertop.
  • Page 11: Step 10 Level Dishwasher

    • Make sure 1/2" minimum gap is maintained (see Figure T). • Place level on door to check that the dishwasher is level side- to-side. Place level on rack track inside tub to check that the dishwasher is level front-to-back.
  • Page 12: Step 12 Connect Water Supply

    Waste Tee Installation Figure EE Method 2 – Drain Hose Routing Route the drain hose of the dishwasher to a minimum height of 32" from Fasten drain hose at least at the fl oor with the supplied hanger as shown.
  • Page 13: Step 14 Connect Power Supply

    120°F and 150°F. A minimum of 120°F temperature is required for best wash performance. See “Prepare Hot Water Line,” page 5. Add 2 quarts of water to the bottom of the dishwasher to Add 2 quarts of water to the bottom of the dishwasher to ■...
  • Page 14: Step 16 Dishwasher Wet Test

    Check for leaks under the dishwasher. If a leak is found, turn Check for leaks under the dishwasher. If a leak is found, turn ■...

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