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Installation instructions

Please read and follow the ‘Safety and warnings’ and ‘installation instructions’ sections carefully before using your dishwasher.

Before you start

Safety and compliance

  • These instructions are intended as a guide only. It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure that installation complies with applicable regulations and local government by-laws.
  • Installation must be performed by a suitably qualified person. Incorrect installation or malfunctioning resulting from incorrect installation are not covered by warranty.
  • Carefully read through the ‘Safety and warnings’ section of this document.
  • The dishwasher must not be connected to the electrical supply while it is being installed.
  • Ensure all domestic wiring is properly earthed.
  • If an old appliance is being replaced, make sure it is disposed of properly. To avoid
  • children getting trapped or injured while playing with an old appliance, ensure you
  • remove any doors, door locks and cables from it.
  • In order to ensure that the dishwasher is stable, it must be installed under a continuous
  • surface which is attached to adjacent cupboards.

Unpacking and handling

  • Check packaging and dishwasher for signs of transport damage. If the dishwasher is in any way damaged, do not install it. Contact the dealer the dishwasher was purchased from.
  • Disposal of packaging: some of the packaging is recyclable. Check the symbols and labels and recycle if possible.
  • Never lift the dishwasher from the door handle or the top panel. Doing so may cause damage.
  • Always be careful with the hoses and power cord at the back of the dishwasher. Careful handling will prevent damage and malfunction from squashing, kinking or cuts.
  • While installing the dishwasher, check the drain hose is not restricted or kinked.

Connections and services

  • Check that the power cord is long enough to reach the outlet. If it isn’t, it must be replaced by a Fisher & Paykel authorised technician. Extension cords or multi-outlet power boards should not be used to connect the dishwasher to the power supply.
  • Check that the hoses are long enough to reach the services. If a hose needs extending, ensure that the extension hose is new and of equal quality and diameter to the one already fitted. Note: the drain hose should not be longer than 4 m, as a longer drain hose will cause reduced performance.
  • The dishwasher should not be connected to a water system where the temperature exceeds °60C, or where there is no temperature control, e.g. wetback system, unless the system is fitted with a suitable tempering valve.
  • The dishwasher must not be connected to an undersink high-pressure “push-through” type hot water system, as damage to the system will result.

Technical data

Check the electrical data on the rating label (located on the left-hand side of the dishwasher’s stainless steel inner door). Should the data on the rating label be different to those specified below, consider those on the rating label as correct.

Models DW60CH/CHP DW60CK
Capacity 14 standard place settings 14 standard place settings
Mains water pressure 0.03-1 MPa (= 0.3-10 bar) 0.03-1 MPa (= 0.3-10 bar)
Power voltage 230-240 V (50 Hz) 220-240 V (50 Hz)
Maximum current intensity 10 A 10 A
Total absorbed power 1900-2050 W 1720-2050 W
Colour (White and Stainless Steel respectively)
  • DW60CKW
  • DW60CKX

Anti-flood protection 

This dishwasher has anti-flood protection, which will stop the water flowing in the event of a leak within the machine.

Product and cabinetry dimensions

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Product Dimensions


Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.48.00 AM.png Overall height of product

with top panel `in place
with top panel removed*

850 (min) -870 (max)**
820 (min) -840 (max)**

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.48.12 AM.png Overall width of product


Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.48.25 AM.png Overall depth of product


Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.48.36 AM.png Depth of open door

(measured from front of kickstrip)


Cabinetry Dimensions


Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.48.47 AM.png Inside height of cavity

with top panel in place
with top panel removed*

855 (min) -875 (max)**
825 (min) -845 (max)**

Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.48.56 AM.png min. inside width of cavity


Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 10.49.05 AM.png min. inside depth of cavity



* The top panel may be removed to suit underbench cavity height. See instructions further below.

**Depending on feet height adjustment.

Preparing the product and cabinetry

  • The top panel may be removed to suit underbench cavity height. See the illustrations below.

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To prevent possible steam damage to the cabinetry, ensure that any bare wood surrounding the dishwasher is sealed with an oil-based paint or moisture-proof polyurethane.

  • Services can be located either side of the dishwasher.
  • Ensure that the services hole has a minimum diameter of 50 mm.

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Levelling and positioning the dishwasher

  • Before sliding the dishwasher into position, adjust the feet with a spanner (1) to ensure that the dishwasher is level (2) and the required height.
  • Do not lift the dishwasher from the door handle or top panel.
  • Position the dishwasher in the cavity, ensuring that the hoses and power cord don’t get bent, crimped, or trapped under the dishwasher in the process (3).
  • We recommend that you adjust the feet so that the dishwasher sits securely under the bench top so that it doesn’t tip.

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Plumbing -- Waste connection

These drainage options are designed to eliminate problems that occur with combined sink-dishwasher waste systems.

Drainage option A: Separate sink and dishwasher waste systems

  • The standpipe must have a minimum diameter of 38 mm and stand 750 mm above the floor.
  • Use the supplied drain hose support to hold the drain hose in place in the standpipe.

We do not recommend connecting the drain hose or drain pipe directly to a built-in waste disposal unit.


Plumbing -- Water inlet connection

  • The appliance should be connected to the water main using the new water inlet hose supplied. Old hoses should not be used.

  • Do not shorten the inlet hose.

  1. Take note of water connection requirements.

  • The dishwasher has a single valve water connection.
  • We recommend a cold water connection for best performance and energy efficiency.
  • The incoming water temperature should not exceed 25°C.
  1. Take note of the permitted water pressure extremes.

  • Lowest: 0.3 bar = 3 N/cm2 = 30kPa
  • Where pressure is below 1 bar, contact a qualified plumber.
  • Highest: 10 bar = 100 N/cm2 = 1MPa
  • Where pressure is above 10 bar, a pressure reduction valve must be installed. Contact a qualified plumber.
  1. Connect the water inlet hose to an accessible water tap with a 3/4” BSP connector. Ensure that there is no kink in the inlet hose that could restrict the flow of water. A 90° bend requires a minimum height of 200 mm for a kink-free curve.

  • Ensure incoming water is clear. If the water pipes have not been used for a long period of time, let the water run to make sure it is clear with no impurities. Not doing so may result in the water inlet hose getting blocked and damaging the appliance.
  • If required, use a filter insert to filter out deposits from the piping. The filter insert is available from your Authorised Service Centre or Customer Care.
  1. Tighten the hose coupling a further half turn after seal contact.

  2. Check that the connection does not leak.

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Electrical connection

  • The dishwasher must not be connected to the electrical supply while installation is being carried out. Ensure all domestic wiring is properly earthed.
  • Check the rating label (located on the left-hand side of the dishwasher’s stainless steel inner door) and ensure that the voltage and frequency values for the current in the house correspond to those on the rating label.
  • Insert the plug into a properly earthed power outlet that has a disconnection switch.
  • The earthing of the appliance is a safety requirement mandated by law.

  • If the power cord is not long enough to reach the outlet or the outlet to which the appliance must be connected is not appropriate for the plug, the entire dishwasher power cord must be replaced. This should only be done by a Fisher & Paykel authorised technician. Do not modify or cut the plug. Do not use an adaptor, extension cord, or multi-outlet power board to connect the dishwasher to the power supply, as these could cause overheating and create a fire hazard.

  • The outlet into which the dishwasher is plugged must remain easily accessible (e.g. in an adjacent cabinet) even when the appliance is installed. This is to ensure that the dishwasher can be disconnected from the power supply for safe cleaning and maintenance.

Installer final checklist

  • Check that the door opens and closes freely without resistance to adjacent cabinetry.
  • Check that the plug is accessible.
  • Check that the dishwasher is level. If necessary, adjust the levelling feet slightly. To ensure optimum performance, the dishwasher should not be inclined more than 1°. Check with a spirit level.
  • Check the operation of the dishwasher:
  1. Press Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 11.15.15 AM.png to turn the dishwasher on.

  2. Select the Rinse programme.

    CH & CHP models: Press Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 11.15.25 AM.png until Rinse is selected.
    CK models: Press ‘Program’ button to scroll to ‘Rinse’

  3. Press Screen Shot 2017-06-16 at 11.16.32 AM.png to start the Rinse programme.

    Can you hear the dishwasher filling?

  4. When the Rinse programme is over (approx. 20 minutes), check that the water has drained.
    If a fault code appears, see the ‘Fault codes’ section of the User guide for advice.

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