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GE PDW8200 Series Installation Instructions Manual

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GE Consumer & Industrial

Installation Instructions

Built-In Dishwasher
If you have questions, call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our website at:
In Canada call 1-800-561-3344 or


Read these instructions completely and
– Observe all governing codes and
• 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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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.


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.
PDW8200 Series
PDW9200 Series
PDW8400 Series
PDW9700 Series*
PDW8700 Series
PDW9800 Series
PDW8800 Series
PDW9900 Series
PDW8900 Series
CDW9000 Series
* For PDW9700 Series also refer to the Instructions
provided on the template packed with that model.
– The dishwasher MUST



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  • 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: In Canada call 1-800-561-3344 or BEFORE YOU BEGIN IMPORTANT – The dishwasher MUST STOP be installed to allow for future removal from the enclosure Read these instructions completely and if service is required.
  • Page 2: Drain Hose

    Installation Preparation PARTS SUPPLIED: Two #8-18 x 5/8" Phillips special head screws, to ■ secure dishwasher to underside of countertop or #8 Phillips Hex-Head ������������� Special Head Screws sides of cabinets. (Screws located in user bag.) Screw 5/8” long 1/2" long #8 Phillips Special Side and top trim pieces ■...
  • Page 3: Installation Preparation

    Installation Preparation PREPARE DISHWASHER ENCLOSURE • The dishwasher must be installed so that drain hose is no more than 10’ in length for proper drainage. WARNING �������������� ��������������� ��������������� To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or injury to persons, the installer must ensure that the dishwasher is completely enclosed ��������������...
  • Page 4: Prepare Electrical Wiring

    Installation Preparation PREPARE ELECTRICAL WIRING WARNING FOR PERSONAL SAFETY: ��������� Remove house fuse or open circuit breaker ���������� before beginning installation. Do not use �������� an extension cord or adapter plug with this ��� appliance. ����������� ����������� ��� Electrical Requirements �������...
  • Page 5: Water Line Connection

    Installation Instructions PREPARE HOT WATER LINE STEP 1 INSTALL TRIM PIECES • The line may enter from either side, rear or floor within the • Locate trim strips inside dishwasher. shaded area shown in Figure F. • Press trim onto the tub flange on each side. Start with the top •...
  • Page 6: Step 3 Remove Wood Base, Install Leveling Legs

    INSTALL LEVELING LEGS Use Power Cord Kit WX09X70910, available for purchase from an authorized GE Appliance Dealer. The power cord and IMPORTANT connections must comply with the National Electrical Code, – Do not kick off wood base! Damage Section 422 and/or local codes and ordinances.
  • Page 7: Step 8 Position Water Line And House Wiring

    Installation Instructions STEP 7 INSTALL 90° ELBOW • Push hose over the drain outlet on the back side of the dishwasher. See Figure P. Push the hose over the outlet and • Wrap 90° elbow with thread seal tape. against the shoulder stop. •...
  • Page 8: Step 11 Position Dishwasher Under Countertop

    Installation Instructions STEP 11 POSITION DISHWASHER UNDER ��������������������� COUNTERTOP ���������������� ���������������� • Push the dishwasher into the cabinet. • Push the sides with your hands. Do not use your knee against the door since door damage will occur. • Check that the tub insulation blanket does not get “bunched-up”...
  • Page 9: Step 12 Level Dishwasher

    Installation Instructions STEP 12 LEVEL DISHWASHER STEP 13 SECURE DISHWASHER TO COUNTERTOP OR CABINET IMPORTANT – Dishwasher must be level for proper In this step you will need ������������� dish rack operation and wash performance. the 2 Phillips special head ��������...
  • Page 10: Step 14 Connect Water Supply

    Installation Instructions Compression Nut STEP 14 CONNECT WATER SUPPLY Ferrule Connect water supply line to the 90° elbow. • Slide compression nut, then ferrule over end of water line. • Insert water line into 90° elbow. Hot Water 90° Elbow •...
  • Page 11: Step 16 Connect Power Supply

    Installation Instructions STEP 16 CONNECT POWER SUPPLY STEP 17 PRETEST CHECK LIST Skip this step if dishwasher is equipped with power cord. Review this list after installing your dishwasher to Verify that power is turned off at the source. avoid charges for a service call that is not covered by your warranty.
  • Page 12: Step 18 Dishwasher Wet Test

    Installation Instructions STEP 18 DISHWASHER WET TEST STEP 19 REPLACE TOEKICK BRACE AND TOEKICK Turn on power supply (or plug power cord into outlet, ■ if equipped). • Replace toekick brace and attach with screws set aside in Step 4 (the lower set of mounting holes may be used if Start the unit to check for leaks.
  • Page 16 SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE GE Consumer & Industrial General Electric Company Louisville, Kentucky 40225 © 2007 General Electric Company Pub. No. 31-30233 Dwg. No. 206C1559P172 ND 07D-2219 (4/07)