Step 14: Level Dishwasher - GE GLD6500LWW/CC/BB Installation Instructions Manual

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Dishwasher Installation

STEP 14: LEVEL DISHWASHER

IMPORTANT
Dishwasher must be level for proper
dish rack operation, wash performance and door operation.
The dishwasher must be leveled left to right and front to back.
This assures the dish racks will not roll in or out on their own,
circulation water will fl ow to the pump inlet, and the door will
close without hitting the side of the tub.
• Remove the lower dish rack and place a level on the door and
lower rack track as shown in Figure R.
• Adjust the level of the dishwasher by individually turning the
four legs on the bottom of the dishwasher as illustrated in
Figure S.
• The dishwasher is properly leveled when the level indicator is
centered left to right and front to back. Also, the dishwasher
door should close without hitting the side of the tub.
• Replace the lower rack.
Lower
Check
Rack
Level
Tracks
Front-
to-Back
Figure R
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Figure S
Tip: Prevent unnecessary service charges. Verify dishwasher
is leveled
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Pull the dish racks half way out . They should stay put. Open
and close the door. The door should fi t in the tub opening
without hitting the side of the tub. If the racks roll on their own,
or the door hits the side of tub, re-level the dishwasher
10
Check
Level
Side-
to-Side
STEP 15: POSITION DISHWASHER, SECURE
TO COUNTERTOP OR CABINET
In this step you will need the 2 Phillips special head screws
from the screw kit set aside in Step 1.
The dishwasher must be secured to the countertop or the
cabinet sides. When the underside of the countertop is wood,
use Method 1. Use Method 2 when the underside of the
countertop is made of a material, such as granite, that will not
accept wood screws.
IMPORTANT
Prevent door panel and control panel
damage. Dishwasher must be positioned so the front panel
and control panel do not contact the adjacent cabinets or
countertop. Mounting screws must be driven straight and flush.
Protruding screw heads could scratch the door panel or control
panel and interfere with door operation.
Method 1
Secure dishwasher to underside of wood countertop.
• Recheck alignment of the dishwasher in the cabinet. Refer to
Steps 13 and 14. Door panel and/or control panel must not
hit cabinets or countertop.
• Fasten the dishwasher to the underside of the countertop
with the 2 Phillips special head screws. Refer to Figure T. Make
certain screws are driven straight and fl ush to prevent panel
damage.
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Figure T
Method 2
Secure dishwasher to cabinet sides. This method requires
purchase of a GPF65 Side Mount Kit. Refer to Step 12.
• Recheck alignment of the dishwasher in the cabinet. Refer to
Steps 13 and 14. Door panel and/or control panel must not
hit cabinets or countertop.
• Fasten the dishwasher to the adjacent cabinets with the 2
Phillips special head screws provided. Refer to Figure U. Make
certain screws are driven straight and fl ush to prevent panel
damage.
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Figure U
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