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Replace Sub-Zero Model 590 with Classic Series Model BI-48SD or BI-48SID


  • Are the panels and opening size the same for model 590 and Classic Series (BI) model BI-48SD or BI-48SID?
  • Are the electrical requirements and water location the same for model 590 and model BI-48SD or BI-48SID?
  • Will my panels transfer from my old unit to a new unit?
  • 590 compatibility
  • Can old panels go on a new unit?



Opening Size

Electrical Requirements

Water Requirements

Items 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 590 will not fit model BI-48SD or BI-48SID because the dispenser is in a different location.

  • Side panels are different and cannot be reused.
  • If unit has a panel grille, it may be able to be reused. Refer to Grille Panel for more information.
  • If 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"), order a new reduced height or extended grille. See Classic Series Grille Height Options.

BI-48SD and BI-48SID 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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