Method Without Using an Airsled Sub-Zero® Adapter
****NOTE: THIS METHOD IS ONLY FOR INSTALLATIONS WITHOUT USING THE AIRSLED SUBZERO ADAPTER. DO NOT USE THIS METHOD IN ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE.
Use a set of 8-10 wooden blocks depending on the load weight. These are made from 2×4’s (actual dimensions: 1-1/2″ thick by 3-1/2″ wide), cut 3-1/4″ long. Spacers can then (how to use/instructions for use – Sub-Zero®) be easily adjusted to the following: (a) 3″ high, by laying two blocks flat, one on top of the other; (b) 3-1/4″ high, by standing them on their cut sides; or (c) 3-1/2″ high, by standing them up on their sides. Using two 1-1/2″ blocks makes it easier for block placement and removal.
Because most movement of Sub-Zero® appliances takes place during installation, both the front and back of the appliance are accessible.
Follow these steps:
1. Remove the two screws holding the base cover in place. Remove the cover and the drip pan.
2. Put the air beams under the appliance.
3. In the back, put two spacer blocks on each air beam, under the appliance. MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS NO BREAKABLE PART OVER ANY BLOCK! In some cases you might need to use only one block (on end, 3-1/4″ or 3-1/2″ high) to avoid crushing lines or other parts.
4. In the front, put two spacer blocks on each air beam, under the appliance, up against (BUT NOT UNDER) the drip pan strip. The metal strip that holds the drip pan in place is not strong enough to support the load and it will be damaged if the spacers are put underneath it. The front spacers must be under the cabinet that sticks out in front of the drip pan strip. If they are too far forward, they will pick up the appliance by the door, causing possible damage or misalignment.
5. Connect hoses and turn on blower. If air beams are flush with the rear of the appliance (for placement flush against wall), step on the front of the air beams to keep the appliance from tilting back.
6. Don’t push high up on the appliance. Pushing lower gives better movement and helps keep the appliance from tilting back.
7. When done, turn off the blower. Remove the air beams. A piece of stiff wire or thin stick will be helpful in removing blocks from under the appliance. If the appliance is already in position, and needs to be moved out, put in the blocks first. Because of the low clearance, this will be tricky. Again, make sure blocks are not under breakable parts.