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Replace Sub-Zero Model 2811 with Classic Model BI-36U


  • Are the panels, opening size, electrical requirements, and water location the same for model 2811 and Classic Series (BI) model BI-36U?
  • Will panels transfer from an old unit to a new unit?
  • 2811 compatibility
  • Can panels be reused on a new unit?



Opening SizeElectrical RequirementsWater RequirementsItems to Verify

No change.

The existing electrical location for the 2811 is in a different location than suggested for model BI-36U.

No change.

Verify door clearance for units installed near an island.


The panels from model 2811 will fit model BI-36U with the purchase of a retrofit kit, grille, and handle.

  • Retrofit kit, part number 7005229.
  • Louvered grille, part number 7014850.
  • Framed handle set, part number 7014889 (or an extended handle set, part number 7003464).
  • A new reduced height or extended grille will be needed, if used. See Classic Series (BI) Grille Height Options.
  • Side panels cannot be reused.

BI-36U Sales Accessories

See also, 200 and 300 Series Planning Information for product dimensions.

Refer to the Sub-Zero Design Guide for design specifications and the product Installation Guide for further installation information.


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