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Frigidaire FDB101 Installation Instructions

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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. ]t also has
many suggestions for getting the best results from your dishwasher.
Printed in U.S,A.
154397801
(01/01)
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 Iocabon 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.
Tools and Materials
Needed for
Installation
Drill, Electric
Driver, Socket
3/16" , 1/4",_t16"
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 '/2", 1_/2" to 2" Hole Cutters
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)
Parts You Will Need*
• Drain Hose Clamp, 1'/," Diameter (included)
• Elbow, 90 ° with a %" National Pipe Thread (not included)
• Strain Relief Bushing (not included)
• Wire Nuts, two (2) for 12-14 gauge wire (not included)
If required:
• '_("Branch Tailpiece and
Connector Kit (See Step 4)
• Air Gap Kit (See Step 4)
• Fastaners for floor
anchoring (See Step 9)
Available
at:
Plumbing Supply Store
Plumbing Supply Store
Hardware Store
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.
Examinedishwseherandlocateconnectlons.
SeeStep4.
Locete 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, etactrical 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. Do not
remove drain hose from tub attachment.
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
Ilated above to complete your installation. See S_ps 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 installetlon, make sure the floor is flat and free of any
obstruction•)
• Anchorthedlshwashertocountertop.
SeeStepg.
1.
Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickpiate 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
Kickplate
Water Inlet
/
Valve
_
_
Boaom Screws
Figure I
3.
Locate water inlet valve behind kickplete on bottom left underside
of unit. The valve has a 3/8"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.
g could result
1.
Make sure your location has the right drain, water, and electrical
outlets to make the connections. Do not instafl unit under a
cooktop range. Damage to plastic tub will occur.
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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-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•
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.
IMPORTANT:
Do not remove drain hose from side of unit.
Figure 3
L_ft Side
Front
Right Side
49 V4"
Door in
open position
3%"
_- 17%"
From rear to
From floor to
From _or to
center of water
water inlet
junction box.
inlet valve,
valve.
Junction Box
Drain Hose
(not visible)
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 electdcat
junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplata 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 bose
for the water supply line. Either of these hoses can burst.
Flooding may occur and cause property damage.
2.
3,
Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valve
freezes and ruptures, flooding may occur.
Determine amount of tubing needed to connect hot water supply
to the unit's water inlet valve. Copper tubing must have a
minimum %" OD. High-pressure and high-temperature rated
plastic tubing with a minimum Inner diameter of %" may be
used. A shut-off valve installed outside dishwasher cabinet is
best• See 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 et
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
Reed.
2,
If you connect to s 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.
Air Gop _
3.
If you connect to a sink trap, local codes may require you to
instalr 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 drafo hose.
See Figure 7(b).
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Larger end_/_se
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Dishwasher
Drain Hose
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,

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  • Page 1 Dishwasher Parts You Will Need* IMPORTANT: Disconnect power before starting Installation. • Drain Hose Clamp, 1'/," Diameter (included) • Elbow, 90 ° with a %" National Pipe Thread (not included) Installation Electrical • Strain Relief Bushing (not included) Air Gop _ •...
  • Page 2 When ready to replace door, fit the slots on each side of top door Electrical Supply Floor Anchoring edge over the tabs on the metal liner. Push on sides to insure the This procedure is difficult and should be used only if countertop Remove junction box cover and pull house wiring into junction door is flat.