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Replace Sub-Zero Model 361 with Classic Series Model BI-36S


  • Are the panels, opening size, electrical, and water location the same for model 361 and Classic Series (BI) model BI-36S?
  • Will my panels transfer from my old unit to a new unit?
  • 361 compatibility
  • Can I reuse my panels on a new unit?



Sub-Zero model 361 was discontinued in 1987.

Opening SizeElectrical RequirementsWater RequirementsItems to Verify

No change.

The existing electrical location for the 361 is in a different location than suggested for model BI-36S.

No change.

Verify door clearance for units installed near an island.


The panels from model 361 will fit model BI-36S with the purchase of a retrofit kit, grille, and handle.

  • Retrofit kit, part number 7005228.
  • Louvered grille, part number 7014850.
  • Framed handles, part number 7014890 (or an extended handle set, part number 7003465).
  • A new reduced height or extended grille will be needed, if used. See Sub-Zero Classic Series (BI) Grille Height Options.
  • Side panels cannot be reused.

BI-36S Sales Accessories

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


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