Frigidaire FFBD2406NS Installation Instructions

Frigidaire Dishwasher Installation Instructions - FFBD2406NS.
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16 3/8”

Before You  Begin

Read all instructions before installing dishwasher.

For your safety, please read and observe all safety
instructions. 
This guide will help you anticipate drain, water, and
electrical connections, and help you select the best location for the
dishwasher.

Tip Over Hazard

Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.

Do not push down on open door.

Failure to follow this warning can result in serious
injury.

Figure 4

4.

Cut water access hole in shaded area in Figure 2.

5.

Route water supply line into installation area.

IMPORTANT: Incoming hot water temperature should be at
least 120°F (49°C).  Water pressure should be between
20–120 psi.

Drain
1.

Review Figures 5, 6  and 7 to see the different ways to connect
dishwasher to drain system. Choose method that best suits
your need.

2.

If you connect to a sink drain, entry will need to be above
trap. A “Y” branch tailpiece and connector kit, not included, will
make this method easier and includes all needed fittings and
instructions. See Figure 5.

5.

Before cutting drain hose access, check both sides of selected
area to avoid interference. Cut a 2” diameter hole in shaded
area shown in Figure 2.

6.

If the cabinet wall is wood, sand edges of hole until smooth and
rounded. If cabinet wall is metal, cover all sharp edges with
electrical or duct tape to avoid cutting drain hose.

Installation Tips

1

Tools and Materials Needed for
Installation

Drill, Electric

Driver, Socket   5/

32”, 

1/

4”

 , 5/

16”

Flaring Tool / Tube Cutter (for copper tubing)

Flashlight

Gloves

Level

Pipe Joint Compound (for iron pipe plumbing) or
Pipe Thread Tape (for sealing threads)

Pliers

Safety Glasses

Saw, Keyhole or 1/

2”, 1

1/

2”

  to 2” Hole Cutters

Screw Drivers, Slotted and #2 Phillips  (magnetic tip
preferred)

Tape, Electrical or Duct

Tape, Measuring

Wire Stripper or Utility Knife

Wrench, Hex-end

Wrenches, 2 Adjustable  (for copper tubing)
or 2 Pipe wrenches  (for iron pipe plumbing)

Electric Shock Hazard

Electrical, water, and drain lines must be confined
to shaded areas in Figure 2.
Electric conductors, water, and drain could be
damaged.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in
fire or electric shock.

NOTE:  If dishwasher is installed at end of a cabinet line, sides
and back must be fully enclosed.

NOTE: You can order a Cabinet Seal Kit (Kit # 154528701) by
contacting your dealer or parts supplier.  This kit provides a
seal between the unit and cabinets once installation is
complete.

IMPORTANT: Do not cross drain, water, and electrical lines in
front of dishwasher motor or frame.

4

Connections For Electrical,
Water, and Drain

Right Side

Front

Left Side

Door in
open position

Locating the Connections
1.

Review dimensions in Figure 3 to locate dishwasher’s drain,
water, and electrical connections.

2.

All connections must be made in shaded area in Figure 2.

25

24

49 1/4”

22 1/2”

3 3 1

/ 2”

Min.

From rear to

center of water

inlet valve.

3 3/4”

From floor to

water inlet

valve.

Floor Line

Figure 3

Junction Box

(not visible)

17 3/4”

From rear to
junction box.

3.

Locate water inlet valve behind kickplate on bottom left
underside of unit. The valve has a 3/8” NPT or 3/4” hose thread
fitting.  Note: If using 3/4” hose thread fitting skip steps 4 and 5.

4.

Wrap 90° elbow (not included) with pipe thread tape (or apply
joint compound) and thread it into water inlet valve.

5.

Tighten elbow with a wrench, leaving elbow pointing toward
rear of unit. 

To prevent bending of bracket or breaking of valve,

avoid overtightening.

6.

If using 3/4” hose thread fitting, do not use teflon tape, tighten
elbow.  Do not over tighten.

1.

Remove two (2) screws at front of the kickplate assembly using
a #2 Phillips screw driver.

2.

Tilt and pull forward to remove. See Figure 1.

NOTE:  It is not necessary to remove the outer door for installation.

However, you might find it more convenient to do so. You
can find directions for removing door in Step 10.

Installation Preparation

2

• Examine dishwasher and locate connections. 

See Step 4.

• Locate dishwasher where there is easy access to drain,

water, and electrical lines. The best location is on either side
of the kitchen sink for access to existing plumbing and ease
in loading dishes. 

See Step 4.

• Electrical, water, and drain connections are not the same for

all age, brands, or models of dishwashers. Check the
location and length of home utilities. 

See Step 4.

• A 15-20 amp, grounded, 120 volt AC only, electrical supply is

required.   

See Steps 4 and 8.

• If dishwasher drain hose will be connected to a food

disposer for the first time, knock out plug located inside
disposer inlet. 

See Steps 4 and 6.

• Kinked water or drain hoses can cause problems. 

See Step

6.

• Dishwashers need to be connected to a hot water supply

with enough water pressure to insure an adequate fill.
See Steps 4 and 7.

• Each home installation differs.  You will need additional

parts listed above to complete your installation.
See Steps 4 and 7.

• Flush water line prior to making the final connection to

prevent clogging of dishwasher’s filter screen.  

See Step 7.

• The dishwasher will look, sound, and perform best when

properly leveled.  

See Step 5.  (NOTE: If levelers are

removed during installation, make sure the floor is flat and
free of any obstruction.)

• Anchor the dishwasher. 

See Step 9.

Kickplate Assembly

Figure 1

Bottom Screws

(Insulation available

some models)

Kickplate

Water Inlet

Valve

Entry Must be
Above Trap

Sink at Left

Sink at Right

“Y”
Branch
Tailpiece

2” Drain Hose Hole

Figure 5

Sink at Right

Remove
Knockout
Plug in
Disposer

2” Drain Hose Hole

Figure 7(b)

Parts You Will  Need*  (Not Included)

• Drain Hose Clamp, 1

1/

4

 Diameter

• Elbow,  90° with a 3/8” National Pipe Thread or 3/4” Hose Thread
   Fitting
• Conduit Connector
• Wire Nuts, two (2) for 12-14 gauge wire
• Plumbers Tape

*

 If required:

Available at:

• “Y” Branch Tailpiece and

Plumbing Supply Store

Connector Kit (See Step 4)

• Air Gap Kit (See Step 4)

Plumbing Supply Store

• Fasteners for floor

Hardware Store

anchoring (See Step 9)

IMPORTANT:  Disconnect power before starting installation.

Electrical
1.

The dishwasher operates on a 120 volt, 60 Hz electrical supply.
Provide a separate circuit with a fuse or circuit breaker rated for
at least 15 amps (20 amps if connected with disposer) but not
more than 20 amps.

2.

Note the locations of electrical supply and dishwasher’s
electrical junction box on right underside of unit behind kickplate
assembly. See Figure 3.

3.

Cut access hole in shaded area shown in Figure 2.

4.

Pull electrical cable through hole into installation area.

Water
1.

Determine where you will connect to hot water supply. Review
Figure 3 and note the location of water inlet valve.

Property Damage

Do not use the furnished drain hose or a rubber garden hose
for the water supply line. Either of these hoses can burst.
Flooding may occur and cause property damage.

3.

If you connect to a sink trap, local codes may require you to
install an air gap kit, (not included). The drain hose will be routed
from dishwasher to air gap inlet as shown in Figure 6. An air
gap kit is available from a plumbing supply store. 

NOTE: If the

drain hose is installed through the floor, an air
gap is necessary.

4.

If you connect to a disposer, the large end of drain hose will
fit. Figure 7(a)

The knock out plug must be removed from

inside disposer inlet before making the final fit to drain
hose. See Figure 7(b).

3

Roughing In

Electric Shock Hazard

Observe all local codes and ordinances for
electrical and plumbing connections. All electrical
and plumbing work should be performed by
qualified persons. Failure to follow this warning
could result in death or serious injury
.

1.

Make sure your location has the right drain, water, and electrical
outlets to make the  connections. 

Do not install unit under a

cooktop range. Damage to plastic tub will occur.

90°

90°

2 1/ 2”

6”

24”

6”

2 1/2”

73/4”

Hot
Water
Line

Electrical
Wiring

3”

4”

24”

min.

18”

Electrical, water,

and drain lines

must be confined

to shaded area.

Figure 2

Through

Cabinet

2.

Be sure water inlet valve is protected from freezing. If valve
freezes and ruptures, flooding may occur.

3.

Determine amount of tubing needed to connect hot water
supply to the unit’s water inlet valve. Copper tubing must have a
minimum  3/8” OD.  High-pressure and high-temperature rated
plastic tubing with a minimum inner diameter of  1/4” may be
used. A shut-off valve installed outside dishwasher cabinet is
best. See Figure 4.

341/4” min.

IMPORTANT:  For proper operation and appearance of unit,
cabinet opening should have dimensions as shown in Figure 2.
If unit is to be placed in a corner, there must be at least a 2-inch
side clearance to open door.

2.

Remove any carpet from area to provide motor clearance. 

Floor

should be flat and free of any obstruction.

IMPORTANT:  Drain, water, and electrical lines should be
roughed-in before going any further.

Air Gap

Figure 6

INSTALLER: Leave 

Installation Instructions with owner.

OWNER: Read your dishwasher 

Use and Care Manual.  It contains

important safety information for operating this appliance. It also has
many suggestions for getting the best results from your dishwasher.

Dishwasher

Installation
Instructions

Electric Shock Hazard

Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box or
circuit breaker box before beginning installation.
Failure to follow this warning could result in death
or serious injury
.

Right Side

Installation

Cut for 5/8” connection.

Drain
Motor
End

Cut for 3/4” connection.

Figure 7(a)

Larger end
of hose
fits disposer
inlet fitting.

PN: 154427301/G

AW: 154427301/007

5/14

Printed in U.S.A.

Drain Air Gap

Sink at Left

Alternate
Drain
Through
Floor into
Separate
Trap

Drain Hose

Adjustable Toeplate

Cabinet Preparation:
As a precaution, it is recommended, but not required that the cabinets
enclosing all sides of the dishwasher (including the underside of the
countertop) be sealed with an oil based paint or moisture-proof
polyurethane to prevent possible steam/moisture damage.

*DIMENSIONS DO NOT INCLUDE INSULATION

NOTE: Recommended to use Stainless Steel braded hose.

Drying Vent Hose (if equipped)
Care must be given during installation and removal of the dishwasher
to avoid disconnection of the vent hose that is attached to the top of
the dishwasher.

Drying Vent
Hose