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Ultra System

Owner’s Manual

Installation, Care & Use

Instalacion, cuidado & uso

Installation, soin et utilisation


For your satisfaction and safety, read all instructions, cautions, warnings and dangers before installing or using this hot water faucet.

Make sure that all electrical wiring and connections conform to local codes.

A standard 120-voltgrounded electrical outlet is required under the sink for the faucet’s electrical power.

The wall outlet powering the tank must have electrical power supplied to it continuously.

This outlet must be fused and should not be controlled by the same wall switch that operates a food waste disposer, unless you have a SinkTop Switchfrom InSinkErator®.

It is recommended that a dedicated control valve be installed on the cold water line supplying water to this system.

If you suspect elevated levels of chlorine in your water, it is recommended to use our water filtration system.

The use of a water filter should NOT result in the water pressure to drop below 30 psi (207kPa). If it does, this will prevent your unit from operating properly.

Moving parts inside the tank causing a rattling noise is normal.


Equipment Required:


Phillips and flat blade screwdrivers



Dedicated control valve

Tape measure

Adjustable wrench


Equipment You May Need:

Anchors for drywall

Basin wrench

Hole saw

Hole punch

If you intend to use the sprayer hole in your sink for your faucet, you may need a basin wrench and a 1/8" plug or a 1/4" cap (not supplied) for the faucet spray hose line.See Step 1-B.

If you need to cut a mounting hole in your stainless steel sink, you may need a 114" - 112" hole saw made for cutting stainless steel or a hole punch. Consult a professional if you are drilling into a surface other than stainless steel.


3/4" Screws (2)


Hex Nut

Deck Plate






Plastic Mounting Gasket




Mounting Plate

Fitting (3 pieces)



These instructions are separated into main sections, indicated by numbers, and subsections, indicated by capital letters. The manual is setup this way to allow you to take a break at any point after completing a section or subsection without affecting the installation process.

What you’ll see in the instruction manual:



Unpack faucet components.



Property Damage: Do not pinch or break tubing. Do not distort the last 1 inch of



step-by-stepnarrative describing

step, with check boxes that



as you progress through the






Contains simple illustrations that provide

to support the narrative.



your attention during the step.









An imminently hazardous situation, which,

avoided, will result in death or serious injury.














A potentially hazardous situation, which,

could result in death or serious injury.

















A potentially hazardous situation, which,

may result in minor or moderate injury.








Note: Tank must be located within 16" of faucet and within 30" or less of a standard grounded outlet. DO NOT extend plumbing or electrical lines.

2" A minimum of 2" of space isrequired from

the center of the faucet head

to the back wall in order for this appliance to operate properly.

A standard 120-voltgrounded electrical outlet is required under the sink for the unit’s electrical power.




A Required minimum from center of hole to wall


Maximum counter thickness (depth)


Identify locations for the faucet and tank.

Check to make sure there is proper clearance for faucet handle to be fully opened.

Check to make sure counter is not too thick.

Make sure there is a grounded electrical outlet under the sink.

The wall outlet for your faucet must have power supplied to it continuously and must be fused. It should not be controlled by the same wall switch that operates a food waste disposer.


If you have to drill through sink or countertop, you may need to rent or purchase the appropriate tools.

Turn off water supply.

If using the sink sprayer hose hole, remove nut that connects sprayer hose at bottom of faucet.

Using adjustable wrench, remove nut connecting sprayer washer flange in sprayer hole.

Plug hose opening with either a 1/8" plug or a 1/4" cap (not supplied).


Required Hole Diameter

114" - 112"

Consult a professional before drilling into a surface other than stainless steel.

What if you don’t have a sprayer hole or don’t want to use it?

Many homeowners replace the soap dispenser in their sink with an instant hot water dispenser.

If drilling a hole into a stainless steel sink or counter top, you can cut a mounting hole for the faucet with a hole saw for stainless steel, or you can use a hole punch.


2 A


■ Unpack faucet components.


■ On a firm, flat surface, carefully


straighten the copper tubing.

Property Damage: Do not pinch or break copper tubing. Do not distort the last 1 inch of tubing.


Mounting Gasket

Deck Plate

Slide plastic mounting gasket over all tubes descending from faucet body and seat mounting gasket into bottom of faucet until flush.

Position supplied deck plate over the hole into which the faucet will be installed.

With mounting gasket in place, feed tubes down into hole until faucet rests on deck plate (see illustration).


From under the sink, place the metal mounting plate onto the threaded stud.


Make sure faucet head is at the desired angle.

Place the supplied lock washer and hex nut on to the threaded stud.

Tighten to secure the faucet to the sink top. Do not overtighen.









Select a spot under the sink to mount





Tank must be

tank vertically within reach of both





plumbing and electrical connections.





mounted level

The tank should be within 16" or less





to ensure

of faucet water lines and within 30"





proper operation.





or less of a standard grounded outlet.











While holding tank in place on






the spot selected for installation,







Property Damage: Tank must be located within 16" of

use a pencil to mark locations for


faucet and within 30" or less of a standard grounded

2 hanging screws.



outlet. DO NOT extend plumbing or electrical lines.










B Leave 1/4" for hanging tank.

Mount tank vertically in an area that allows clearance on the underside of the tank for drainage, if necessary.

DO NOT over tighten screws.

Screws provided are for use in wood studs or cabinets only. Use wall anchors (not supplied) for installation into drywall.

Pre-drill1/8" pilot holes at marks.

Turn screws into pre-drilledholes, leaving 1/4" exposed.

Hang the tank on the screws.

Tighten the screws with only 1/2 turn clockwise.








Without depressing the gray button,










place the snap-connectfitting at



(2) (3) the end of the blue 1/4" tube onto






the left fitting on the tank, pushing






until it clicks into place. (1)

















Slip the flexiblewhite 7/16" tube







over barbed middle fitting and slide













down approximately 1/2". (2)













Slip theclear 5/16" tube over the far







right smooth fitting and slide down







approximately 1/2". (3)













Visually check for pinched or

Property Damage: Pinched or blocked water lines

crimped tubes.

may cause damage to the dispenser tank.


Property Damage: Check to make sure

Hose clamps are not needed for any


tubes are connected properly and are

of the connections.


pushed down as far as possible.








■ It is recommended that the water






connection be made using a shutoff











valve (not supplied).






■ Where plumbing codes permit, a






saddle valve (not supplied) can be






used to supply water to the faucet.






Follow the directions for “self-






piercing attachments” included with











the valve.







Property Damage: Join remaining tube




to cold water supply only.















Nothing will happen until tank fills and






water begins running out of faucet.






■ Turn on the cold water supply.






■ Lift handle to WARM position.






■ Leave faucet open for at least











1 min. to fill the tank. Do not close









faucet until water is flowing freely


Scalding Hazard: Steam and hot water can spit


forcefully from the spout if the temperature is set

from the spout.



too high at startup.









Property Damage: A standard grounded outlet within 30" of the faucet is required under the sink. Do not use an extension cord set with the dispenser.

Check all connections to ensure they are tight and that there are no leaks.

Plug in hot water tank.

Water will be cold at first.

Allow 12-15minutes for water to reach target temperature.

Gurgling or hissing is normal during the initial heating cycle.


Electric Shock Hazard: Using an ungrounded or improperly connected appliance can result in serious injury or death from electrical shock.

This appliance must be grounded. This hot water faucet is equipped with a cord that has a grounding conductor and a grounding pin. The plug must be connected to an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance – if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the instant hot water dispenser is properly grounded.

Personal Injury: This tank is anon-pressurizedtank. DO NOT modify this system.

DO NOT close vent tube or connect other type faucet or valves to the tank. Use only the

InSinkErator faucet supplied. Use only parts provided. Contact an authorized InSinkErator

Service agent for repairs or replacement components.

Fire Hazard: To minimize possibility of fire, DO NOT store flammable items such as rags, paper or aerosol cans near the tank. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

Property Damage: To avoid water damage, replace any loose or split tubing. Periodically inspect the unit for any signs of leakage and immediately remove from service any unit suspected of leaking.

A hot water faucet, like any water heater, has a limited life and will eventually fail. To avoid possible property damage, this hot water faucet should be regularly examined for leakage 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.



Covers all replacement parts and labor to correct defects in material or workmanship in the faucet system, excluding the replaceable filter cartridge, for the full warranty period from the date of installation in your home. If warranty service is required during the warranty period, contact an authorized InSinkErator service agent to replace or repair the unit in your home at no cost to you. If your faucet is replaced rather than repaired, the warranty on the new unit shall be for the duration of the remaining portion of the original dispenser’s warranty.

Note: Warranty is determined by unit serial number and/or date of installation. Purchase or installation receipt may be required to verify warranty status. When service is required, and for the location of your nearest factory authorized service center, call toll free 1-800-558-5700.

The foregoing warranty does not apply to damage or inoperation resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, improper installation, installation not in accordance with these instructions or local electrical and/or plumbing codes. We do not assume any responsibility for consequential damage. Install using genuine InSinkErator® manufactured components only. Use of non InSinkErator components will void your warranty.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.



Electric Shock Hazard: To prevent electrical shock, disconnect power before servicing unit. Use only a properly grounded and polarized electric outlet.


Tank temperature is factory preset

approx. 200°

to 200°F, which mixes with cool tap


water to produce an output water


temperature of approx. 110°F.


To reset the tank thermostat to 200°, turn the indicator one

notch to the right of vertical.

After adjusting, lift faucet handle for 20 seconds for water to re-heatto the new setting.

To adjust water temperature, turn thermostat dial on the front of the tank clockwise to increase temperature or turn counter clockwise to decrease temperature. Repeat if necessary. All changes should be minimal.

Scalding Hazard: Do not allow water to boil. May result in severe burns.


Regularly inspect the unit for any signs of leakage. If there are signs of water damage, immediately remove the unit from service.

To avoid water damage from leakage, replace all cut, loose or split tubing.

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.


Anytime the hot water faucet is not used for extended periods of time, unplug and drain unit. If it is below freezing you will need to unplug the unit and drain it.

Disconnect power from unit.

Turn faucet lever to warm and allow water to flow until it is cool.

Shut the faucet off at the valve.

Remove drain screw located on bottom center of water tank and drain the water into empty pail.

Empty the tank and then reinstall drain screw onto the bottom of tank, turning until snug. Do NOT over tighten.

To place back in working order, fill tank with water and re-connectthe plug.


Only use mild cleaners to clean the faucet and plastic components.

Cleaners with acids, abrasives, alkaline or organic solvents will result in deterioration of the plastic components and void the warranty.


Please read Troubleshooting Guide and/or visit before calling AnswerLine





Water and steam spits

• Water is boiling in storage tank.

• Lift faucet lever to release some water from

forcefully from spout

May be normal during initial setup.

the tank.

without turning on the

• Adjust water temperature down using dial on tank front.





Remember that at higher altitudes, water boils





at lower temperatures.




No warm water

• The unit is unplugged.

• Make sure the unit is connected to a properly grounded


• The electric outlet is inoperative.

electric outlet.


• Make sure the circuit breaker or fuses are





functioning properly.



• Check that the outlet is not switched off.




Water is too hot

• Thermostat is not adjusted to

• Adjust the thermostat slowly, then lift faucet handle for 20

or not warm enough

your needs.

seconds to bring in fresh water to be heated at the new setting.



Allow 5-7minutes for water to reach new temperature.




Water comes out the

• Outlet tube is blocked.

• Check that outlet tube is not kinked, twisted or pinched.

vent instead of spout


• Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris.






Water is dripping from

• The expansion chamber isn’t draining

• Unplug the unit. If the dripping doesn’t stop after a few

the spout/vent

properly due to low water pressure.

minutes, check the supply valve to ensure that is fully


• The spout is blocked.

open and there are no obstructions in the water line


reducing the pressure below 30 psi (i.e., a poorly mounted





saddle valve, a clogged water filter, or a partially opened






• Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris.




Water is dripping

• Debris in the water line may be

• Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris.

from the spout/vent

in the faucet valve seat causing a

• Lift faucet lever 7-10times to flush faucet & lines.


slow water leak.





Divided stream

• Debris in the end piece.

• Unscrew spout end piece and clean out any debris.




10 If you are still experiencing trouble call the AnswerLine1-800-558-5700.