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KitchenAid KD-27A SERIES Installation Instructions Manual

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FORM 4171083 (153138)



  Summary of Contents for KitchenAid KD-27A SERIES

  • Page 3: Before Starting

    BEFORE STARTING: Please read these installation instructions COMPLETELY AND CAREFULLY. They will save you time, work, and help to ensure optimum dishwasher performance. For Replacement Installation Review these complete instructions to be sure that previous connections compatible. For New Installations - Plumbing and electrical connections must be provided before the dishwasher is moved...
  • Page 4 SPECIFICA T/O/W 115 volts Electrical 60 hertz phase 13.5 amperes Operating Load 15 amperes Maximum Protective Device Size 15 amperes Minimum Circuit Size Water Temperature 140°F or lower depending on model (refer to Use & Care Guide) Water Pressure (Flowing) 20 to 120 psi Cabinet Opening 337/1grr to 35”...
  • Page 5 If the dishwasher is being installed at the end of a cabinet or free standing then side panels and a wood top can be purchased from your KitchenAid dealer to enclose the dishwasher.
  • Page 6: Preparing The Location

    PREPARING THE LOCATION Access holes in the cabinets, floor, or rear wall for the hot water supply line, drain line, and electrical supply must be located within the shaded area in Fig. 3 in order to avoid interference with the dishwasher frame or other components.
  • Page 7 BE SURE to remove the knockout plug from the fitting on the disposer before connecting drain line. Rubber adapter fitting may be required. (KitchenAid part number 115729 or available from local hardware or plumbing stores.) Typical drain connections...
  • Page 8 ELECTRICAL SUPPLY WARNING: ELECTRICAL GROUNDING CONNECTIONS MUST COMPLY WITH NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE AND/OR OTHER LOCAL CODES. WARNING: DISCONNECT ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY. The electrical supply must be a 115 volt, 15 amp, properly grounded, positioned as shown in Fig. 8, and should be installed by a qualified electrician.
  • Page 9 PLACING THE DISHWASHER IN ITS LOCATION The adjustable kickboard and lower panel (Fig. 9) must be removed for access to dishwasher connections. Remove the kickboard (5) by removing the two screws (one with lock washer) that secure it. Remove two screws (1) and pull out the bottom of lower panel to unhook tabs (2) from frame.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Water Supply Line

    To maintain dishwasher position and alignment, locate the adjustable brackets at the upper tank corners as shown CAUTION :Make in Fig. 13 and secure them to the counter top with self drilling flat head wood screws (supplied). sure screw heads will not interfere with the top of the door. If these brackets are not compatible with your may be anchored to the floor with a VI”...
  • Page 11: Connecting The Drain Line

    CONNECTING THE DRAIN LINE Remove the red plug from the dishwasher check valve and use a hose clamp (not supplied) to connect the prepared drain line directly to the dishwasher check valve (Fig. 15). Make sure there are no sharp bends or kinks anywhere in the drain line which might restrict water flow.
  • Page 12 FlNAL CHECK LIST Open the dishwasher door and remove all cardboard, and literature. DO NOT remove the white plastic plug buttons (Fig. 17) from sides of door or the white plastic bumpers on front corners of the lower rack. DO NCrr remove the two spring retainers (Fig.
  • Page 13 FRONT PANEL VARIATIONS Vari-Front Panel Pack - All KitchenAid dishwashers are equipped with reversible front panels. If you wish to change the color of your dishwasher panels, consult your Use and Care Guide for instructions on how to reverse these panels.
  • Page 14: Seasonal Storage

    SEASONAL STORAGE CAUTION - To protect against possible rupture of the fill valve, water lines leading to the diwasher, as well as water lines in the dishwasher MUST BE PROTECTED AGAINST FREEZING. Such ruptures are not covered by the warranty. For installation where the dishwasher is to be left unused...
  • Page 16 KitchenAid Major Appliances FORM 4171083 (153138) 3-86 PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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