Installing a Dispenser

Installing an Instant Hot Water Dispenser


Note: Important installation safety information is provided in the InSinkErator® Instant Hot Water Dispenser Installation, Care and Use manual. Before attempting to install an InSinkErator Instant Hot Water Dispenser, first read and understand the entire safety and installation instructions. To download a free pdf version of the entire Installation, Care and Use manual and safety instructions click here.

For your convenience, listed below are InSinkErator installation instructions. Before attempting to install an InSinkErator Instant Hot Water Dispenser, first read and understand the entire safety and installation instructions.

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HC2200 or HC2215
Indulge™ Antique (F-HC2200) or Tuscan (F-HC2215)
Indulge™ Contemporary (F-HC1100)
Indulge™ F-GN Contemporary or Antique or Tuscan 
HC-View or HC-Wave
Involve™ HC-View® or HC-Wave®
Model Hot1
Model Hot1

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Before starting, turn off the water supply. Then unpack the dispenser faucet and carefully straighten the copper tubing. Keep in mind that each model contains slightly different components. For example, only the Series 1100 models have the filter as a standard component.
You'll first mount the dispenser faucet. Make sure the seal is properly seated on the dispenser/valve body and that it surrounds the sink mounting hole.

Working from under the sink, place the semi-circular mounting plate on the threaded stud.

Attach the hex nut, then, using the tool provided, tighten the nut sufficiently to keep the faucet from rotating.
The next step is to mount the hot water tank. Mount it vertically and level in a location where the plumbing and electrical connections can be made. Do not extend plumbing or electrical lines. Also, allow for drainage from the underside if necessary.

Select a spot under the sink to mount tank vertically within reach of both plumbing and electrical connections. The tank should be within 16 inches or less of faucet water lines and within 30 inches or less of a standard grounded outlet. While holding the tank in place on the spot selected for installation, use a pencil to mark locations for 2 hanging screws. Drill two eighth-inch holes for the wood screws. Secure the tank to the wall.

Without depressing the gray button, place the snap-connect fitting at the end of the blue 1/4" tube onto the left plastic fitting on the tank, pushing until it clicks into place. Slip the flexible white 7/16" tube over barbed middle fitting and slide down approximately 1/2". Slip the clear 5/16" tube over the far right smooth fitting and slide down approximately 1/2". Visually check for pinched or crimped tubes. Don't plug the tank unit in yet.

Next, make the plumbing connections. This involves making tubing connections and here you'll find a couple minor variations depending on which System you've purchased. But first let's go through some guidelines that should be followed regardless of system.

Make sure that when routing the tubing between components, you keep it from interfering with the cabinet storage area. Avoid sharp bends, leave extra lengths for ease of servicing, then cut the tubing to desired lengths and insert them completely into the quick-connect fittings.

When cutting either plastic or copper tubing, care must be taken to remove all burrs that may harm the quick connect fittings and be sure to insert tubing completely into the quick connect fittings. To remove, depress the release ring and gently pull out tubing.

If you are installing the F-201 filtration system: First, install the head and filter bracket assembly in such a way that all plumbing connections can be made without stretching or kinking the tube. Also, make sure the mounting location allows for the filter cartridge to be replaced. The filter should never be mounted over an electrical outlet. Mark the mounting hole locations and attach the bracket with the screws provided.

Next, completely insert the 3/8" polyethylene tubing into the inlet side of the filter head. Do the same with a similar length of tubing into the outlet side of the filter head.

For Hot-Only Models - If you are installing the filtration system, you'll now insert the outlet tubing into the quick-connect union fitting, and then insert the dispenser faucet copper tube - marked with white tape - into the quick-connect union fitting.

For Hot/Cold Models - If you are installing the filtration system, insert the tubing from the outlet side of the filter head into the quick-connect "Y" fitting. Then insert both dispenser faucet copper tubes - one white taped, one untaped - into the "Y" fitting.

Slide the brass nut and ferrule provided with the control valve over the tube. Insert the tube into the compression fitting and tighten.

Without plugging the unit into the electrical outlet, turn on the cold water supply. Then turn the hot faucet handle on and hold it to fill the tank. The tank will fill up and cold water will come out of the faucet. Run the faucet for 3 minutes to flush the system, making sure all connections are watertight.

Now you can plug in the tank. It will take 10 to 15 minutes for the water to reach its target temperature. YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SOME WATER DRIPPING FROM THE FAUCET DURING THE FIRST HEATING CYCLE. THIS IS NORMAL. SIMPLY TURN ON THE HOT WATER FOR 15 SECONDS AND ALLOW TO REHEAT.

You're ready to go, with near-boiling, hot water at your command. After 24 hours of operation, you may want to adjust the temperature of your hot water. The thermostat is preset at the factory at approximately 200°F. Care must be taken not to allow the water to boil. If this happens, you will experience steam and water dripping from the faucet and extended boiling may harm the unit. Simply adjust the temperature by 1/2 dial-mark increments clockwise to increase the temperature and counterclockwise to decrease the temperature.

Tool Lists

  • Cordless Drill
  • Phillips and Flat Head Screwdrivers
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Pliers
  • Utility Knife
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Tube Bender
  • Tube Cutter
  • Pan to Catch Drips
  • Cord Ties or Wraps for Tubing, Cabling
  • Level

An instant hot water dispenser, like any water heater, has a limited life and will eventually fail. To avoid possible property damage and personal injury, this instant hot water dispenser should be regularly examined for leakage and/or corrosion and replaced when necessary. A drain pan, plumbed to an appropriate drain or outfitted with a leak detector, should be used in those applications where any leakage could cause property damage. To check for corrosion, examine the appearance of the dispensed water in a clear glass once every three (3) months. If there is any discoloration or rusty appearance, unplug and drain unit as described in the Seasonal Storage/Drainage section of the Owner's Manual. If the water discoloration remains after draining and refilling unit, discontinue use and contact an authorized InSinkErator service agent.