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Replace Sub-Zero Model 690 with Classic Series Model BI-48SD or BI-48SID

Topics:

  • Are the opening size and electrical requirements the same for model 690 and Classic Series (BI) model BI-48SD or BI-48SID?
  • Are the water location and panels the same for model 690 and model BI-48SD or BI-48SID?
  • Do panels transfer from an old unit to a new unit?
  • Can old panels go on a new unit?
  • 690 compatibility

Answer:

Planning

Opening Size

Electrical Requirements

Water Requirements

Items to Verify
  • No change.
  • No change.
  • No change.
  • Whether the original unit had a reduced height grille (to reduce overall unit height to 83") or an extended grille (to increase overall height above 84"). If so, order a new reduced height or extended height grille for the new model. See Classic Series (BI) Grille Height Options.
  • Whether the new model door clearance fits if installed near an island. See the Sub-Zero Design Guide for details.

Panels

  • The panels from model 690 will not fit model BI-48SD or BI-48SID because the water and ice dispensers are in a different location.
  • Side panels are different and cannot be reused.

See also:

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

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