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Replace Sub-Zero Model 601R with Classic Series Model BI-36R


  • Are the opening size and electrical location the same for model 601R and Classic Series (BI) model BI-36R?
  • Are the water location and panels the same for model 601R and model BI-36R?
  • Do panels transfer from an old unit to a new unit?
  • Can old panels go on a new unit?
  • 601R compatibility



Opening SizeElectrical RequirementsWater RequirementsItems to Verify
  • Requires an additional 11" of height for the new model.
  • Opening width and depth are the same.
  • The existing electrical location for the 601R is in a different location than suggested for model BI-36R.
  • No change.
  • Whether the door clearance for units installed near an island.


  • The panels from the 601R will not fit the model BI-36R. The 601R panel is too short and narrow.
  • Side panels are different and cannot be reused.

BI-36R Sales and Accessory Information

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


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