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KitchenAid Superba Series Installation Instructions Manual

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
INSTRUCTIONS D'INSTALLATION
LAVE-VAISSELLE SOUS PLAN DE TRAVAIL
Table of Contents .............................................................. 2
Table des matières .......................................................... 27
W10321621D

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  • Page 1 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER INSTRUCTIONS D'INSTALLATION LAVE-VAISSELLE SOUS PLAN DE TRAVAIL Table of Contents .............. 2 Table des matières ............27 W10321621D...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS DISHWASHER SAFETY................2 Determine Cabinet Opening..............14 Install Door Handle (on some models) ........... 15 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ............. 3 Tools and Parts..................3 Custom Panel Dimensions ..............15 Location Requirements................4 Install Custom Panel................15 Drain Requirements .................. 6 Choose Attachment Option..............
  • Page 3: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Supplied in Kit: Tools and Parts (4) Plastic studs (attached to each other by runners) (4) Short screws (10-16 hex-head screw) Gather the recommended tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any (4) Long screws (8-18 Torx ®...
  • Page 4: Location Requirements

    Location Requirements Grounded electrical supply required. Check location where dishwasher will be installed. The location must provide: Do not run drain lines, water lines or electrical wiring where they can interfere with or contact dishwasher motor or legs. easy access to water, electricity and drain. The location where the dishwasher will be installed must provide convenient access for loading and unloading dishes.
  • Page 6: Drain Requirements

    Drain Requirements Electrical Requirements A new drain hose is supplied with your dishwasher. If drain Be sure that the electrical connection and wire size are adequate hose is not long enough, use a new drain hose with a and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA maximum length of 12 ft (3.7 m) (Part Number 3385556) that 70 - latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
  • Page 7: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WARNING Prepare Cabinet Opening—Existing Utilities Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box or circuit breaker box before installing dishwasher. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. If the water line and the cable extend to the locations shown, proceed to the “Install Drain Hose”...
  • Page 8: Prepare And Route Water Line

    Route cable from power supply through cabinet hole (cable must Wood cabinet: Sand the hole until smooth. extend to the right front side of cabinet opening). Tape cable to Metal cabinet: Cover hole with grommet included with power the floor in area shown. This will prohibit cable from moving when supply cord kit.
  • Page 9: Install Drain Hose

    Route water line and tape it to the floor in area shown. This will keep it from moving when dishwasher is moved into cabinet opening. Attach the water supply line (copper tubing or flexible braided line) to the hot water line using a connection configuration that is in Install Drain Hose compliance with local codes and ordinances.
  • Page 10 1. Fit rubber end of drain hose to waste tee and cut if needed. NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section. 2. Attach rubber end of drain hose to waste tee with a large drain hose clamp (provided). Use pliers to squeeze clamp open and move into position.
  • Page 11: Install Moisture Barrier (Under A Wood Countertop)

    Option D, No waste disposer – with air gap Prepare Dishwasher WARNING Tip Over Hazard Do not use dishwasher until completely installed. Do not push down on open door. Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts. 1. Connect rubber end of drain hose to air gap and cut if needed.
  • Page 12: Make Power Supply Cord Connection

    Option A, Remove Access Panel - Plastic Panel Install a UL Listed/CSA Approved strain relief. Make sure screw heads are facing to the left when tightening conduit nut. Strain relief is provided with the power supply cord kit. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, turn the plastic fasteners ¹⁄₄ turn counterclockwise to unlock them.
  • Page 13 Connect ground wire to green ground connector in If needed, see website for animated representation of this step. terminal box. Visit www.kitchenaid.com/electrical under FAQ tab. Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
  • Page 14: Determine Cabinet Opening

    Determine Cabinet Opening Measure height of cabinet opening from underside of countertop to floor where dishwasher will be installed (you will need to measure the lowest point on the underside of the countertop and the highest point on the floor). Refer to “Dishwasher Height Adjustment Chart”...
  • Page 15: Install Door Handle (On Some Models)

    Install Door Handle Install Custom Panel (on some models) Follow steps below: A customer supplied panel must weigh no more than 16 lbs (7.3 kg) and must be made to specific dimensions. It is recommended that a cabinetmaker cut the customer panel because of the precise dimensions needed.
  • Page 16 Check custom tape alignment with metal door slots; verify tape is right-side up, and that the tape does not overhang the metal door on the top, bottom or side interfaces. Remove the backing from Using the template provided, attach it to the backside of the the custom tape by pulling straight down on the liner.
  • Page 17: Choose Attachment Option

    Choose Attachment Option WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dishwasher. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. Use 2 or more people to move and install dishwasher. IMPORTANT: The dishwasher must be secured to the cabinet. There are two brackets found in the parts bag.
  • Page 18: Prepare Water Supply Line

    Option B, Dishwasher side attachment: Prepare Water Supply Line NOTE: Remove the brackets from the parts package. Break off the end of the bracket along the scored line. With another person holding the rear of the dishwasher to keep it from tipping, open dishwasher door and place towel over pump assembly and spray arm of dishwasher.
  • Page 19 To adjust the door spring tension, unhook the spring from the rear IMPORTANT: Double-check correct placement of utilities. Grasp leg of dishwasher. the sides of the dishwasher at the edges of the door panel. Tilt Using a ⁵⁄₁₆" nut driver or hex socket, remove the screw from the dishwasher backward on wheels and move dishwasher close to tensioner.
  • Page 20 IMPORTANT: If wheels were removed, cover the floor when Check that leveling legs are firmly against the floor. Close and moving the dishwasher. Slowly move dishwasher completely into latch the door, and place level against the front panel. Check that cabinet opening.
  • Page 21: Connect To Water Supply

    Place paper towel under 90° elbow fitting. Turn on water supply and check for leaks. If leak occurs, repeat previous step. If needed, see website for animated representation of this step. Visit www.kitchenaid.com/watersupply under FAQ tab. NOTE: Do not use Teflon ®†...
  • Page 22: Make Direct Wire Electrical Connection

    Make Direct Wire Electrical Connection NOTE: If the power supply cord was connected earlier, proceed to WARNING “Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening” section. Option B, Direct Wire: Electrical Shock Hazard Electrically ground dishwasher. Connect ground wire to green ground connector in terminal box.
  • Page 23: Secure Dishwasher In Cabinet Opening

    Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors (not included). Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening If needed, see website for animated representation of this step. Visit www.kitchenaid.com/electrical under FAQ tab. Check that dishwasher is still level front-to-back and side-to-side in cabinet opening. Tighten strain relief screws to secure cable.
  • Page 24: Complete Installation

    If it does, adjust leveling legs. Remove towel from dishwasher. Reinstall the lower dish rack. If needed, see website for animated representation of this step. Visit www.kitchenaid.com/anchoring under FAQ tab. Complete Installation Option A, Install Access Panel - Plastic Panel Open door and check that space between dishwasher cabinet opening and tub is equal on both sides.
  • Page 25 Hold the 2 panels together and place them against dishwasher Using a flat-blade screwdriver, turn the fasteners ¹⁄₄ turn clockwise leg. Using a Phillips or ¹⁄₄" screwdriver, reinstall the screws through to lock into place. The fasteners slot will be straight up and down the holes in the access panel and the slots in the lower panel.
  • Page 26: Check Operation

    WARNING Check Operation Read the Dishwasher User Instructions that came with your dishwasher. Check that all parts have been installed and no steps were skipped. Check that you have all tools used. Start dishwasher and allow it to complete the shortest wash cycle.