How to Install a New Built-in Dishwasher


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Built-in Dishwasher Installation Instructions

Follow local codes for plumbing and electrical wiring connection and grounding.

Preparation:
The first step is to make sure that the dishwasher fits in the opening. 
The height of most dishwashers is adjustable.
Before pushing the dishwasher into the cabinet; remove assembly of service and toe panel by removing two screws near the bottom of toe panel. 
Rough-in plumbing and electric lines away from and never in front of dishwasher legs, motor or pump.
Electrical:
Provide separate branch circuit, 120V ~ (volt), 60Hz Hertz is the SI unit of frequency defined as the number of cycles per second,15 A amperes fuse.
Always disconnect power to the dishwasher by flipping the circuit breaker from electric supply before servicing. 
Connect the (hot usually black wire) and (neutral white wire) to the corresponding wires in the box under dishwasher using wire nuts. Black to black and white to white. The voltage between (black wire hot L1) and (white neutral N) is 120 volts. 
Use green screw in connection box for ground connection.
Water supply:
Hot water should be 140°F to 160°F at the faucet nearest to. And pressure should be between 16 and 125 psi.
Most dishwasher supply lines are 1/2” O.D. (outside diameter) copper tube diameter or 3/8” diameter pipe.
Install hand shut-off valve to connect the dishwasher supply line to the hot water pipe under the sink, in convenient location for user. The other end should connect to the water inlet valve under of the dishwasher (apply plumbing Teflon tape to the male threads, to prevent leaks) using a right angle elbow.
Drain connections:
Connect the drain hose with loop as high as possible, attach it to the wall with straps (prevent back flow from the sink) which is located in the adjacent cabinet is necessary if an air gap is not used.
Caution:
Drain line must never be run straight from pump housing down through the floor to a drain.
Garburator (food waste disposal unit) connection (if required):
If you are connecting dishwasher hose with hose clamp to the garburator, before you must remove knock-out plug from garburator inlet and remove it. 
Installation:
Adjust leveling legs to level dishwasher and to obtain proper height. 
Fasten brackets at top front of dishwasher to countertop with screws, be sure the screws are not to long, and damage the top of the countertop.
Tips:
Before checking how to use the dishwasher put a few glasses of water in the dishwasher. Never operate dishwasher without water.
If the water is not hot enough, there may be both washability and drying problems.
Use Dishwasher detergent only. Never use laundry detergent or hand-dishwashing liquid detergent. These detergents are too high sudsing and too mild to work in automatic dishwasher.
Water level, should be 2–1/16” at centre of screen, 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. 

Read all instructions and safety precautions before using the Built-in Dishwasher.

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