GE PROFILE Dishwasher Manual L0312140
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and
IMPORTANT- Observe all
governing codes and ordinances.
• Note to Installer -Be sure to leave these instructions
for the consumer's and local inspector's use,
•Note to Consumer - Keep these instructions with your
Owner's Manual for future reference.
•Skill Level - Installation of this dishwasher requires
basic mechanical and electrical skills. Proper instal-
lation is the responsibility of the installer. Product
failure due to improper installation is not covered
under the GEAppliance Warranty.
•Completion Time - 1to 3 Hours. New installations
require more time than replacement installations.
IMPORTANT- The dishwasher
MUST be installed to allow for future removal from the
enclosure if service is required,
If you received a damaged dishwasher, you should
immediately contact your dealer or builder.
Optional Accessories - See the Owner's Manual for
available custom panel kits.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Read and observe all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS
shown throughout these instructions. While performing
installations described in this booklet, gloves, safety
glasses or goggles should be worn.
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
*For PDW9700 Series also refer to the Instructions
provided on the template packed with that model,
(ND 756) 6/03 Rev
 Two #8 Phillips flat head wood screws, 5/8" long to
secure dishwasher to underside of countertop or
sides of cabinetry. (Tapedto top or side of dishwasher.)
 Side and top trim pieces
 TrimPanel Accessory Kit (not shown).
 Drain Hoseand Hose Clamp
2 Wood Screws
_ Hose Clamp
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED :
 Ferrule,compression nut and 90° Elbow (3/8"NPTexternal
thread on one end, opposite end sized to fit water supply)
 Thread seal tape
 UL Listedwire nuts (3)
Materials For New Installations Only:
 Air gap for drain hose, if required
 Waste tee for house plumbing, if applicable
 Electrical cable or power cord, if applicable
 Screw type hose clamps
 Strain relief for electrical connection.
 Hand shut-off valve
 Water line 3/8" min.copper
 Coupler for extending drain line, if applicable
Wire Nuts (3)
(or Power Cord, if applicable) HotWater line
Screw Type Strain Relief
Air Gap Hose Clamps
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
 Phillips head screwdriver
 5/16"and 1/4"nutdriver
 6"Adjustable wrench
 Carpenters square
 Safety glasses 15/16"Socket
 Bucket to catch water when flushing the line [_ -- / ())
 15/16"socket (optional for skid removal)
For New Installations Only:
 Tubing cutter
 Drill and appropriate bits
 Hole saw set Gloves Bucket
and 5/16" _ L-
Hole Saw Set
PREPARE DISHWASHER ENCLOSURE
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•The rough cabinet opening must be at least 24" deep,
24" wide and approximately 34-1/2" high from floor to
underside of the countertop.
• The dishwasher must be installed so that drain hose is
no more than 10 feet in length for proper drainage.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or injury to
persons, the installer must ensure that the dishwasher
is completely enclosed at the time of installation.
CLEARANCES:When /L Countertop
installed into a corner,
allow 2" rain. clearance
between dishwasher and
adjacent cabinet, wall or
other appliances, Allow
from the front of the
dishwasher for door
opening. Figure B
• Follow local codes and ordinances.
• Do not exceed 10feet distance to drain.
• Do not connect drain lines from other devices
to the dishwasher drain hose.
NOTE: This dishwasher is equipped with a high drain
loop. There is no minimum height required for drain hose
routing. However, 18" minimum from floor to center of
waste tee or disposer inlet is required. See Figure D.
DETERMINE DRAIN METHOD
The type of drain installation depends on the following
 Do local codes or ordinances require an air gap?
 Is waste tee less than 18" above floor?
If the answer to either question is YES, Method 1 MUST
• If the answers are NO, either method may be used.
• Drill a 1-1/2" dia. hole in the cabinet wall within the
shaded areas shown in Figure A for the drain hose
connection. The hole should be smooth with no sharp
IMPORTANT: When connecting
drain line to disposer, check to be
sure that drain plug has been
removed, DISHWASHER WILL NOT
DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFT IN PLACE.
Method 1 - Air Gap with Waste Tee or Disposer
An air gap must be used when required by local codes and ordinances.
The air gap must be installed according to manufacturers instructions.
Method 2 - Built-in "High Drain Loop" with Waste Tee or
PREPARE ELECTRICAL WIRING
house fuse or open circuit breaker
before beginning installation. Do not
use an extension cord or adapter plug
with this appliance.
• This appliance must be supplied with 120V,60 Hz. and
connected to an individual properly grounded branch
circuit, protected by a 15 or 20 ampere circuit breaker
or time delay fuse.
• Wiring must be 2 wire with ground and rated for 75°C
• If the electrical supply does not meet the above
requirements, call a licensed electrician before
Grounding Instructions-Cable Direct
This appliance must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
be connected to the equipment grounding terminal or
lead on the appliance.
Grounding Instructions-Power Cord Models
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the
risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resis-
tance for electric current. This appliance is equipped
with a cord having an equipment grounding conductor
and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
The improper connection of the
equipment grounding conductor can
result in a risk of electric shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or service
representative if you are in doubt that
the appliance is properly grounded.
,f- Alternate q'\
,Location _ \
Figure E Black'white
For models equipped with power cord: Do not modify the
plug provided with the appliance; if it will not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed by a qualified technician.
Cabinet Preparation & Wire Routing
•The wiring may enter the opening from either side, rear
or the floor within the shaded area.
• Cut a 1-1/2" max. dia. hole to admit the electrical cable.
Cable direct connections may pass through the same
hole as the drain hose and hot water line, if convenient.
If cabinet wall is metal, the hole edge must be covered
with a bushing. NOTE: Power cords with plug must pass
through a separate hole.
Electrical Connection to Dishwasher
Electrical connection is on the right front of dishwasher.
• For cable direct connections the cable must be routed
as shown in Figure E Cable must extend a minimum of
24"from the rear wall.
• For power cord connections, install a 3-prong grounding
type receptacle in the sink cabinet rear wall, 6" rain. or
18"max. from the opening, 6" to 18" above the floor.
PREPARE HOT WATER LINE
•The line may enter from either side, rear or floor
within the shaded area shown in Figure F.
• The line may pass through the same hole as the
electrical cable and drain hose. Or, cut an additional
1-1/2" dia. hole to accommodate the water line. If
power cord with plug is used, water line must not
pass through power cord hole.
Cabinet Face 2" FromFloor
Water Line Connection
• Turn off the water supply.
• Install a hand shut-off valve in an accessible location,
such as under the sink. (Optional, but strongly recom-
mended and may be required by local codes.)
• Water connection is on the left side of the dishwasher.
Install the hot water inlet line, using no less than 3/8"
O.D. copper tubing. Route the line as shown in Figure F
and extend forward at least 19" from rear wall.
• Adjust water heater for 120°F to 150°F temperature.
• Flush water line to clean out debris.
• The hot water supply line pressure must be 20-120 PSI.
Do not remove wood base until you are
ready to install the dishwasher. The dishwasher will tip
over when the door is opened if the wood base is
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Locate and set aside the 2 Phillips head
mounting screws wrapped with yellow tape
and stuck to the top or side of the dishwasher.
ISTEP 1] CHECK DOOR BALANCE
•With dishwasher on the wood skid, check the door
balance by opening and closing the door.
• If the door drops when released, increase the spring
tension. If the door rises when released, decrease the
• Position the spring for increased or decreased tension
• Model families have different spring mounting holes
and tension adjustment methods. Refer to the appro-
priate figure for your model.
FigureH bable Kouti%
TIP: If door does not open easily or falls too quickly,
check the spring cable routing. Check that the cable is
properly aligned on the pulley (as shown).
[STEP 2] REMOVE WOOD BASE,
INSTALL LEVELING LEGS
IMPORTANT- Do not kick off
wood base! Damage will occur.
• Move the dishwasher close to the installation
location and lay it on its back.
• Remove the four leveling legs on the underside of
the wood base with an adjustable
wrench or 15/16" socket.
• Discard base.
• Screw leveling legs back into the dishwasher
frame, approximately 1/4" from frame as shown.
ISTEP 3_ REMOVE TOEKICK
• Remove the two toekick screws.
[STEP 41 INSTALL POWER CORD
Skip this step if dishwasher will be direct wired or
has a factory installed power cord.
The power cord and connections must comply with
the National Electrical Code, Section 422 and/or local
codes and ordinances.
• Maximum power cord length is 6 feet.
Remove Insert Power
Cover Strain Relief
CCheck That White
Green Dishwasher Wires Are Threaded
Thru Small Hole in Bracket D
Figure L Wire Nuts
• Connect incoming power cord white (or ribbed) to
dishwasher white, black (or smooth) to black and
ground to dishwasher green wire. Use UL listed
wire nuts of appropriate size.
• Replace junction box cover. Be sure wires are not
pinched under the cover.
[STEP 5]INSTALL 90 °ELBOW
• Wrap 90° elbow with thread seal tape.
• Install a 90° elbow onto the water valve.
E_bO°°w _ Fill
Figure M Tape
• Do not over tighten 90° elbow, water valve bracket
could bend or water valve fitting could break.
• Position the end of the elbow to face the rear of the
[STEP 6_ POSITION WATER LINE
AND HOUSE WIRING
• Position water supply line and house wiring on the
floor of the opening to avoid interference with base
of dishwasher and components under dishwasher,
[STEP 7[INSTALL DRAIN HOSE,
GUIDE THROUGH CABINET
• Remove tape and wire tie holding the clamp to the
drain hose, Be careful not to damage the drain hose.
• Stand the dishwasher
•Slip the supplied _ \\
hose clamp over the /
small end of the hose.
Do not tighten.
• Push hose over the drain outlet on the back side of
the dishwasher. See illustration. Push the hose over
the outlet and against the shoulder stop.
• Tighten the hose clamp with a 114"nut driver,
• Position the dishwasher in front of the opening.
Insert drain hose into the cabinet side, If power cord
is used, guide the end through a separate hole.
[STEP 81 SLIDE DISHWASHER
PARTIALLY INTO CABINET
DO NOT PUSH AGAINST FRONT PANEL WITH KNEES.
DAMAGE WILL OCCUR.
• Slide dishwasher into the opening a few inches at a
_)o Not PushAgainst
Front Door PanelWith
Door PanelWill Occur, FigureQ
• As you proceed, pull the drain hose through the open-
ing under the sinL Stop pushing when the dishwasher
is a few inches forward of adjacent cabinetry,
• Make sure drain hose is not kinked under the dish-
washer and there is no interference with the water
line and wiring or any other component.
[STEP 9[ INSTALL TRIM PIECES
Skip this step if trim is not supplied with the
• Locate trim strips inside dishwasher,
• Press trim onto the tub flange on each side, Start with
the top edge, pressing on as you move towards the
• Press the two top trim pieces on each side of the latch
• Open and close the door to check that trim does not
bind and does not interfere with door latch,
[STEP 101 POSITION DISHWASHER UNDER COUNTERTOP
•Push the dishwasher into the cabinet.
• Push at the sides with your hands, Do not use your
knee against the door since door damage will occur,
• Check that the tub insulation blanket does not get
"bunched-up" or interfere with the springs as you
slide it into the cabinet,
• Center the dishwasher in the opening,
• Check that the edges of the dishwasher door are
behind the cabinet frame and aligned with the front
face of the cabinet as shown,
• Carefully open and close the door to ensure that the
door panel does not catch or rub on the cabinet
• If the door catches or rubs on the frame, reposition
and/or level the unit (see Step 11) until the door
moves freely and does not contact the cabinet frame.
Do Not PushAgainst_
FrontDoor PanelWith _.
Knee. Damageto The
Door PanelWill Occur.
-_/ ,\ byGrasping Both
The controls on these models are designed to be
hidden by your countertop, Align the dishwasher as
NOTE: Forflush installations of the PDW9700 Series
models, cut off the back panel of the tub insulation
blanket so that the dishwasher door panel can be
aligned with the kitchen cabinet panels.
NOTE: If the drain hose gets "bunched-up" behind the
unit it can prevent the controls from being hidden by
NOTE: If this dishwasher is replacing an existing
dishwasher, the old countertop bracket screw holes
may not be in the correct position to accept a top-
control model. New holes may be required.
TIP: The leveling legs can be used to increase or
decrease the amount of gap between the controls and
the countertop affecting the visibility of the controls.
IMPORTANT- Leave enough gap
between the controls and the countertop brackets so
that the screwheads do not contact and scratch the
[STEP 111 LEVEL DISHWASHER
be level for proper dish rack operation and wash
•Place level on ,\X
door and rack ' '
track inside the
tub as shown to
check that the
•Level the dishwasher
by adjusting the
four leveling legs
• If adjustment to the
right rear leveling leg
is required, gain
access by loosening
junction box bracket
screw (through the
access hole) and
rotate bracket clock-
TIP: Pull lower rack out, about halfway. Check to
be sure the rack does not roll forward or back into
dishwasher. If the rack rolls in either direction, the
dishwasher must be leveled again.
• If door hits the tub, the dishwasher is not installed
correctly. Adjust leveling legs to align door to tub.
ISTEP 12] SECURE DISHWASHER, TO CABINET
The dishwasher must be secured to the countertop or
the cabinet sides. When countertops are made of wood,
use Method 1. When countertops are granite or other
materials that will not accept screws, use Method 2 to
secure dishwasher at the sides.
verify that the dishwasher is still in the correct position
shown in Step 10. ------_
Secure dishwasher to wood countertop
• Fasten the dishwasher to the underside of the counterto
with 2 Phillips screws provided.
Brackets Wood Countertop
IMPORTANT- Drive screws
straight and flush. Protruding screw heads will scratch
the top or sides of the control panel and can interfere
with door closing.
Secure dishwasher with side mounting brackets
• Remove plug buttons (one on each side).
• Install screw through the dishwasher and into the
adjacent cabinet on each side. Reinstall plug buttons.
Stone Countertop Side Mounting Brackets
[STEP 13 ]CONNECT WATER SUPPLY
Connect water supply line to 90° elbow.
• Slide compression nut. then ferrule over end of
• Insert water line into 90° elbow.
• Slide ferrule against elbow and secure with compres-
IMPORTANT- Check to be sure
that door spring does not rub or contact the fill hose or
water supply line Test by opening and closing the door.
Re-route the lines if arubbing noise or interference
ISTEP 14] CONNECT DRAIN LINE
FOLLOW ALL LOCAL CODES AND ORDINANCES.
The drain hose molded end will fit 5/8%3/4" or 1"
diameter connections on the air gap, waste tee or
disposer. Cut on the marked line as required for your
iMPORTANT:Do not cut corrugated
portion of hose
• Ifa longer drain hose is required, add up to 42"of
length for a total of 10 ft. to the factory installed hose.
Use 518"or 718"inside diameter hose and a coupler to
connect the two hose ends, Secure the connection
with hose clamps,
•Secure the drain hose to the air gap, waste tee or
disposer with clamps.
NOTE:TOTAL DRAIN HOSE LENGTH MUST NOT EXCEED
10 FEETFORPROPERDRAIN OPERATION,
DRAIN LINE INSTALLATION
• Connect drain line to air gap, waste tee or disposer
using either previously determined method.
Method 1 - Air gap with waste tee or disposer
Waste TeeInstallation Disposer Installation
Method 2 - Built-in "High drain loop" with waste tee or
Waste TeeInstallation Disposer Installation
IMPORTANT- , Remove
When connecting drain line to L_ Plug
disposer, check to be sure that drain
plug has been removed. DISH-
WASHER WILL NOT DRAIN IF PLUG IS LEFTIN PLACE,
TIP: Avoid unnecessary service call charges. Always be
sure disposer drain plug has been removed before
attaching dishwasher drain hose to the disposer,
ISTEP 15] CONNECT POWER
Skip this step if equipped with power cord.
Go to step 16.
Verify that power is turned off at the source.
•Remove junction box cover "A".
• Secure house wiring to the back of the junction box
with a strain relief "B".
• Locate the three dishwasher wires, (white, black and
green) with stripped ends. Insert dishwasher wires
through the small hole in the junction box "C". Use
wire nuts to connect incoming ground to green,
white to white and black to black "D".
• Replace junction box cover "E". Check to be sure
that wires are not pinched under the cover.
Remove Insert Power
Cover Strain Relief
CCheck That White, Blackand
GreenDishwasher Wires Are Threaded
Thru Small Hole in Bracket D
If house wiring is not 2-wire with
ground, a ground must be provided by
the installer. When house wiring is
aluminum, be sure to use UL Listed
anti-oxidant compound and aluminum-
I STEP 161PRE-TEST CHECK LIST
Review this list after installing your dishwasher to
avoid charges for a service call that is not covered
by your warranty.
 Check to be sure power is OFF.
 Open door and remove all foam and paper
 Locate the Owner's Manual in the literature
 Read the Owner's Manual for operating
 Check door opening and closing. If door does not
open and close freely or tends to fall, check spring
cable routing and spring adjustments. See Step 1.
 Check to be sure that wiring is secure under the
dishwasher, not pinched or in contact with door
springs or other components. See Steps 8 and 10.
 Check door alignment with tub. If door hits tub,
level dishwasher. See Step 11.
 Pull lower rack out, about half way. Check to be
sure it does not roll back or forward on the door.
If the rack moves, adjust leveling legs. See Step 11.
 Check door alignment with cabinet. If door hits
cabinet, reposition or relevel dishwasher. See
Steps 10, 11and 12.
 Check that door spring does not contact water
line, fill hose, wiring or other components. See
 Verify water supply and drain lines are not kinked
or in contact with other components. Contact with
motor or dishwasher frame could cause noise. See
Steps 6 and 8.
 Turn on the sink hot water faucet and verify water
temperature. Incoming water temperature must
be between 120°F and 150°F. A minimum of 120°F
temperature is required for best wash perfor-
mance. See "Prepare Hot Water Line," page 5.
 Add 2 quarts of water to the bottom of the
dishwasher to lubricate the pump seal.
 Turn on water supply. Check for leaks. Tighten
connections if needed.
 Remove protective film if present from the control
panel and door.
ISTEP 171 DISHWASHER WET TEST
 Turn on power supply (or plug power cord into
outlet, if equipped).
 Start the unit to check for leaks,
- Latch door
- Push RINSE ONLY pad
- Push START/RESETpad
- Push RINSE ONLY pad
- Push START/RESETpad
- Close door
 Push "Rinse Only" button.
 Push start/reset pad once.
 Check to be sure that water enters the dishwasher.
If water does not enter the dishwasher, check to be
sure that water and power are turned on.
 Check for leaks under the dishwasher. If a leak is
found, turn power supply off, then tighten connec-
tions. Restore power after leak is corrected.
 Check for leaks around the door. A leak around the
door could be caused by door rubbing or hitting
against adjacent cabinetry. Reposition the dish-
washer if necessary. See Step 12.
 The dishwasher will drain and turn off about 5
minutes after it was started. Check drain lines. If
leaks are found, turn power off at the breaker and
correct plumbing as necessary. Restore power
after corrections are made. See Step 14.
 Open dishwasher door and make sure most of the
water has drained. If not, check that disposer plug
has been removed and/or air gap is not plugged.
See Step 14. Also check drain line for kinking.
 Run the dishwasher through another "Rinse Only"
cycle. Check for leaks and correct if required,
STEP 181 REPLACE TOEKICK
Place toekick against the legs of the dishwasher,
• Align the toekick with the bottom edge and make
sure it is against the floor,
• Insert and tighten the two toekick attachment
screws. The toekick should stay in contact with the
TIP: Make sure toekick is against floor to minimize
ISTEP 191 LITERATURE
• Be sure to leave complete literature package and
installation instructions with the consumer,