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Replace Sub-Zero Model 561 with Model BI-36UFD


  • Are the panels and opening size the same for model 561 and Classic series (BI) model BI-36UFD?
  • Are the electrical requirements and water location the same for model 561 and model BI-36UFD?
  • Will panels transfer from an old unit to a new unit?
  • 561 compatibility
  • Can panels go on a new unit?



Opening Size

Electrical Requirements

Water RequirementsItems to Verify

No change.

No change.

No change.

Verify door clearance for units installed near an island. Refer to the Sub-Zero Design Guide for design specifications.


The panels from model 561 will not fit model BI-36UFD.

  • The BI-36UFD is a French door model, so two door panels are needed for the refrigerator.
  • It is not possible to divide the existing panel from the 550 to retrofit it to the BI-36UFD.
  • If used, order a new reduced height or extended grille. See Classic Series (BI) Grille Height Options.
  • New custom panels would be needed.
  • Side panels cannot be reused.

BI-36UFD 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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