Installation Instructions for a Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer


Tape measure

Screwdriver set

Channel locks

Dishdrawers from Fisher & Paykel install into cabinets rather of being built into countertops like standard front-loading dishwashers, hence the installation process for dishdrawers is different from that of front-loading dishwashers. Dishdrawers are constructed similarly to drawers, and the dishes are stored within. This comes in really helpful in kitchens that are either too tiny to accommodate a dishwasher or were constructed before to the 1950s and do not have the room for one. Dishdrawers need a connection to the drain, a connection to the water supply, and an electrical connection, just as conventional front-loading dishwashers do. The installation method for dishdrawers is a little bit different, however.

  1. Before you buy a dishdrawer, be sure the Fisher & Paykel dishdrawer will fit into your cabinet by first measuring your cabinetry with a tape measure to determine its exact dimensions. The size of the dishdrawer that you are able to install is dependent on the dimensions of your cabinet.

  2. In order to discover whether or not you need a permission, check with the local building authority. If you need to make changes to your plumbing or electrical systems, you will almost always be required to get a permit beforehand. If, on the other hand, you are installing the dishdrawer in place of an existing unit and connecting it to the plumbing and electrical connections that are already there, you will not need a permit for the installation.

  3. You should get in touch with a qualified plumber and ask him to install a tee-junction and a shut-off valve on your hot water line for you. You will be able to attach a hose to your dishdrawer as well as the line that supplies your hot water if you do this. In addition to this, have the plumber attach a waste tee to the drain of your sink. In order to connect the drain for your dishdrawer, you will need to have a waste tee installed in your home. You are able to do these activities on your own if you are self-assured and have some knowledge of plumbing. When installing the water and drain lines, you need to ensure that you adhere to all of the local construction requirements.

  4. Get in touch with a qualified electrician and request his services to install a ground fault interruption (GFI) electrical outlet rated for 110 volts beneath your sink. He will put it in a location where it will be protected from the water’s influence in any way. You are able to take on the work on your own if you feel comfortable enough to connect an electrical line from your sink to your breaker box and then install an electrical outlet if you do not already have one. When installing the outlet, ensure that you comply with all of the local building requirements.

  5. Between the cabinet that holds the dishdrawer and the cabinet that sits beneath the sink, use a hole saw to create a hole that is 1 12 inches in diameter. This enables you to run the connections for your water, drain, and electrical systems.

  6. Find the two holes that are positioned in each corner on the side of the dishdrawer. Using a screwdriver, secure the side-mounting brackets by first sliding the two tabs on the end of the brackets into the holes, and then snapping the brackets into position. The letter “A” or “B” is written in front of each bracket. When seen from the front of the dishdrawer, the “A” brackets should be attached at the top right corner and the lower left corner, respectively. The brackets labelled “B” should be placed in the top left and bottom right corners of the box. The dishdrawer comes complete with the mounting brackets already attached.

  7. Unroll the vapour barrier and set it in place. It is constructed out of felt and has an adhesive that adheres to itself on one side. The glue is protected by a covering made of plastic. After removing the cover from the adhesive, place the barrier inside the cabinet where you will be placing the dishdrawer and press it firmly into place. Position the adhesive side so that it is against the top of the cabinet on the inside. This serves as a barrier against the accumulation of moisture between the dishdrawer and the cabinet.

  8. Put the dishdrawer in position in front of the hole in the cabinet, and then thread the water line, the drain hose, and the electrical wire through the hole that you bored on the side of the cabinet measuring 1 12 inches. Raise the device to its highest point, and then slide it into the cabinet. While you are doing this, you should have another person draw the hose through the opening to prevent the hoses from being kinked.

  9. Remove the grey plastic plugs from each of the dishdrawer’s four front corners using a flathead screwdriver and pry open the drawer halfway. The plugs may be found on the inside of the device. After removing the plugs, you will have access from the inside of the device to the side-mounting brackets. Install a screw into the cabinet’s trim using a Phillip’s screwdriver. The screw should go through the side-mounting brackets and into the trim. The dishdrawer comes with the necessary mounting screws already attached. When you are finished, you will need to push the grey plugs back into place.

  10. Attach the drain hose to the waste-tee in a secure manner. To finish the connection, make use of the drain hose joiner that was provided.

  11. Attach the water supply line to the threaded shut-off valve using the appropriate tools. Check for leaks when the shut-off valve is being activated. In the event that there are any leaks, you should use a set of channel locks to tighten the hose.

  12. Connect the dishdrawer to the appropriate electrical socket.