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Replace Sub-Zero Model 661 with Classic Series Model BI-36UFD


  • Are the opening size and electrical requirements the same for model 661 and Classic series (BI) model BI-36UFD?
  • Are the water location and panels the same for model 661 and model BI-36UFD?
  • Do panels transfer from an old unit to a new unit?
  • Can old panels go on a new unit?
  • 661 compatibility



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.


  • The panels from model 661 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 661 to retrofit it to the BI-36UFD. New custom panels would be needed.
  • Side panels cannot be reused.

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


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