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Replace Sub-Zero Model 650 with Classic Series Model BI-36U


  • Are the opening size and electrical requirements the same for model 650 and Classic Series (BI) model BI-36U?
  • Are the water location and panels the same for model 650 and model BI-36U?
  • Do panels transfer from an old unit to a new unit?
  • Can old panels go on a new unit?
  • 650 compatibility



Opening HeightElectrical RequirementsWater Requirements
No changeNo changeNo change



PanelsItems to Verify
  • The panels from model 650 fit model BI-36U with the purchase of a retrofit kit. Use a retrofit kit only if reusing existing panels.
  • Side panels cannot be reused.
  • Whether the original unit had an accessory reduced height grille (to reduce overall unit height to 83") or an extended grille (to increase overall height above 84").
  • If so, a new reduced height or extended height grille is necessary for the new model. See Classic Series (BI) Grille Height Options.
  • The new model door clearance fits if installed near an island. See the Sub-Zero Design Guide for details.
  • Reduce height of overlay grille panel by 1" to reuse the grille panel from model 650.


BI-36U Sales Accessories

Accessory FramedOverlay
Retrofit Kit
  • 7014850 (louvered if desired)
  • The new model comes with a panel grille assembly.
  • Either use the louvered insert or have a custom panel made to match door panels to cover the grille area.
  • 7014889 (full-length standard set)
  • 7003464 (full-length extended set)
  • Reuse existing handles or mount any custom handles to the door/drawer panels.

See also:

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

Contact a Local Dealer for further sales information.

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