Use and Care & Installation Guide
36 ″ Vented Hood
Safety Instructions...Front Cover, 2
Installation .....................................4–6
Operating Instructions .........2, 3
Damper/Duct Connector .........................5
Electrical Wiring .......................................6
Filter Panel.............................................3, 5
Mounting Brackets...............................5, 6
Automatic Heat Sensor ...........................3
Controls .....................................................2
Cleaning ....................................................3
Filter............................................................3
Light Bulb Replacement..........................3
Consumer Support ....Back Cover
Important Phone Numbers...Back Cover
Warranty ....................................................7
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, WARNING – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF A
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY TO PERSONS,
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
A. Use this unit only in the manner intended
by the manufacturer. If you have questions,
contact the manufacturer.
B. Before servicing or cleaning unit, switch
power off at service panel and lock the service
disconnecting means to prevent power from
being switched on accidentally. When the
service disconnecting means cannot be locked,
securely fasten a prominent warning device,
such as a tag, to the service panel.
C. Do not use this unit with any solid-state speed
control device.
D. Use with approved cord-connection kit only.
E. This unit must be grounded.
RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE:
A. Never leave surface units unattended at high
settings. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy
spillovers that may ignite. Heat oils slowly on
low or medium settings.
B. Always turn hood ON when cooking on high
heat or when flambeing food (i.e., Crepes
Suzette, Cherries Jubilee, Peppercorn Beef
Flambé).
C. Clean ventilating fans frequently. Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on fan or filter.
D. Use proper pan size. Always use cookware
appropriate for the size of the surface
element.
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Models: JV694 JV695 JV696 JV960
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION – FOR GENERAL VENTILATING USE ONLY. WARNING – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
DO NOT USE TO EXHAUST HAZARDOUS OR EXPLOSIVE
MATERIALS AND VAPORS.
WARNING – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY TO
PERSONS IN THE EVENT OF A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE,
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING*:
A. SMOTHER FLAMES with a close-fitting lid,
cookie sheet or metal tray, then turn off the burner.
BE CAREFUL TO PREVENT BURNS. If the flames
do not go out immediately, EVACUATE AND CALL
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
B. NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN—You may
be burned.
C. DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dishcloths
or towels—a violent steam explosion will result.
D. Use an extinguisher ONLY if:
1. You know you have a Class ABC extinguisher,
and you already know how to operate it.
2. The fire is small and contained in the area
where it started.
3. The fire department is being called.
4. You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
* Based on “Kitchen Firesafety Tips” published by NFPA.
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY TO PERSONS, OBSERVE THE
FOLLOWING:
A. Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by
qualified person(s) in accordance with all applicable
codes and standards, including fire-rated construction.
B. Sufficient air is needed for proper combustion and
exhausting of gases through the flue (chimney) of
fuel burning equipment to prevent back drafting.
Follow the heating equipment manufacturer’s
guideline and safety standards such as those
published by the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA), and the American Society for Heating,
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
(ASHRAE), and the local code authorities.
C. When cutting or drilling into wall or ceiling, do not
damage electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
D. Ducted fans must always be vented to the outdoors.
WARNING – TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
USE ONLY METAL DUCTWORK.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your
hood unless it is specifically recommended in this
guide. All other servicing should be referred to a
qualified technician.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Always turn your hood on before you begin cooking to establish an air flow
in the kitchen. Let the hood run for a few minutes to clean the air after you
turn the range off. This will keep the whole kitchen cleaner.
Controls
The hood is “OFF” when the glass visor is pushed
completely in.
LIGHT–The light will turn “ON” when the glass
visor is pulled out approximately 1/2 inch.
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BLOWER–The blower will turn “ON” when the
drawer is pulled out approximately 11⁄2 inches.
The blower speed is set using the slide control,
located to the right of the drawer.
Your hood is equipped with an automatic thermostat.
This thermostat is a device that will turn on or speed
up the blower if it senses excessive heat above the
cooking surface.
If your blower is not on, or if it is running at low speed,
the thermostat will sense excessive cooking heat,
override the normal blower control and turn the blower
on to high speed. The blower will run until the
temperature drops to normal operating level. The blower
will then automatically return to its original setting.
CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING: ALWAYS DISCONNECT ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY BEFORE SERVICING HOOD.
The glass visor assembly and light lens are easily
removable for cleaning:
DO NOT clean in a dishwasher.
Remove the light lens by opening the filter panel and
turning the 2 metal clips holding the lens in place.
Filter
Slide the glass visor open.
Open the filter panel
by turning the two clips and
allowing it to swing free.
Flex the filter in the middle
Panel clip
to remove it.
Wash and rinse the filter in a
mild detergent solution.
Replace the filter before using the exhaust fan.
Glass visor
Grasp filter
and bend to
remove
Operating Instructions
Use a mild detergent suitable for painted surfaces.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLOTH, STEEL WOOL
PADS OR SCOURING POWDERS. Vacuum the
blower to clean it. Do not immerse the blower in water.
Important Safety Instructions
Automatic Heat Sensor
Filter panel
Stainless Steel (on some models)
This hood uses an F20T12 fluorescent tube and an
FS-2 starter, which are available at most hardware
stores or home centers.
If the tube flickers or does not light, check the prongs
on the ends of the tube to make sure they are properly
seated in the tube holders.
If the tube continues to flicker or does not light,
replace the tube. Slide the tube into the holders and
rotate the tube so that the prongs in the holders grip
the tube and hold it in place.
If the ends of the tube light but the center does not,
the starter may require replacement. The starter is
located behind the filter panel on the right hand side.
Install the new starter by pushing the starter in and
turning it clockwise.
Do not use a steel wool pad; it will scratch the
surface.
To clean the stainless steel surface, use warm sudsy
water or a stainless steel cleaner or polish. Always
wipe the surface in the direction of the grain. Follow
the cleaner instructions for cleaning the stainless steel
surface.
To inquire about purchasing stainless steel appliance
cleaner or polish, or to find the location of a dealer
nearest you, please call our toll-free number:
National Parts Center1.800.626.2002
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Cleaning
Light Bulb Replacement
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Flat blade and Phillips
screwdrivers
Pencil
Duct tape
Saw (saber or keyhole)
Electric Drill
Metal Snips
(in some applications)
Pliers
Tape measure
This hood can easily be installed by following these
basic steps:
• Mark and cut out the cabinet bottom.
• Secure the hood to the cabinet.
• Mount the cabinet on the wall.
• Connect the ductwork and the power cable.
WORKSHEET—CALCULATE TOTAL
EQUIVALENT DUCTWORK LENGTH
Wire stripper
Flashlight
DUCT
PIECES
Caulking
Level
PLAN THE INSTALLATION
Caution: Remove the house fuse or open the
circuit breaker before beginning the installation.
Your new hood will fit a standard 36″ wide flush bottom
or recessed bottom, framed or frameless kitchen cabinet
which has a minimum depth of 11″ from the face to
the inside of the back wall.
The unit is ducted vertically. To change to horizontal
ducting see the instructions.
For safe operation, the mounted hood must be
a minimum of 24″ above the cooking surface.
For easiest installation, the range hood should be
installed in the cabinet before mounting the cabinet to
the wall.
NOTE: Remove the glass visor from the
unit before installing the hood in the cabinet
to protect the visor from damage.
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EQUIVALENT NUMBER
LENGTH
X USED
= TOTAL
31⁄4″ x 10″
Rect.,
straight
1 Ft.
x (
)
=
Ft.
31⁄4″ x 10″
Rect. 90°
elbow
14 Ft.
x (
)
=
Ft.
31⁄4″ x 10″
Rect. 45°
elbow
8 Ft.
x (
)
=
Ft.
31⁄4″ x 10″
Rect. 90°
flat elbow
33 Ft.
x (
)
=
Ft.
31⁄4″ x 10″
Rect.
wall cap
with
damper
24 Ft.
(18 ft. w/o
damper)
x (
)
=
Ft.
x (
)
=
Ft.
=
Ft.
Total ductwork
MAXIMUM DUCT LENGTH: For satisfactory air
movement, the total duct length of a 31⁄4″ x 10″ rectangular
duct should not exceed 65 equivalent feet.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALL THE HOOD
6. Open the filter panel.
1. Mark and cut out the cabinet bottom.
PANEL
CLIP
Prepare the cabinet bottom as shown above. Be
sure to locate the cut-out and four holes from the
front of the cabinet to assure a flush mount.
2. Attach the damper/duct connector.
VISOR
SLIDES
Pull the visor slides out. Rotate the panel clips
and swing the panel open.
7. Install the mounting brackets.
FRONT
OF HOOD
Use two (2) screws (provided) to attach the connector
to the housing. The damper flap should open in the
direction indicated by the arrow.
3. Remove the electrical knockout.
Choose either the top or side of the housing for the
electrical cable entrance. Remove the appropriate
knockout.
4. Set the housing into the opening.
Hold the left hand mounting bracket in place on
the side of the housing as shown.
Carefully lower the housing into the cabinet opening
with the slide control to the front.
5. Remove the access cover.
Two (2) sets of screws are provided. Use the short
screws for flush bottom cabinets or long screws for
recessed bottom cabinets. Insert two (2) screws
through the housing and into the mounting bracket.
Do not tighten screws completely.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
7. Install the mounting brackets (cont.).
12. Connect the electrical wiring.
Remove the wire box cover. Attach the power cable to
the hood using the proper connector. Connect black to
black, white to white and green or bare wire to ground
screw. Replace the wire box cover.
Insert two (2) screws, short or long as appropriate,
through the control box and into the other mounting
bracket. Do not tighten the screws completely.
CAUTION: DO NOT TURN THE BREAKER
ON OR INSERT THE HOUSE FUSE AT
THIS TIME.
8. Secure the hood to the cabinet.
13. Install the glass visor assembly.
Align the hood with the sides and front edge of the
cabinet. Tighten the screws in each mounting bracket.
Place plastic caps (provided) over the ends of these
screws from the inside of the cabinet.
Install two (2) additional screws into the cabinet
bottom, through the front mounting holes along the
front edge of the hood.
9. Replace the access cover.
Secure the access cover with the two (2) screws
removed in step 5.
10. Mount the cabinet on the wall.
Make sure the cabinet is securely attached to the wall
and/or adjoining cabinets. The mounted cabinet must
be able to support the added weight of the hood.
11. Attach the ductwork and the front trim.
VISOR
TRIM
VISOR
SLIDE
Slide the glass into the visor slides, above each visor
clamp (see the illustration in step 14). Align the visor
trim and tighten the thumb screws to secure the glass.
To remove the glass visor:
Simply loosen the thumb screws and pull the glass
from the visor slides.
14. Fine adjustments to the visor trim position.
VISOR
CLAMP
Complete the ductwork from the hood to the outside
using a roof cap or elbow and wall cap. Tape all
joints. Shelves may be installed if trimmed to clear
the ductwork.
The front trim piece covers the gap between the
housing and the front edge of the cabinet cut-out.
Mount the front trim to the housing with two (2)
screws (provided).
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The visor slides each have a screw for adjusting the
height of the visor trim, if necessary. The vertical
adjustment screw allows the top and bottom edges of
the visor trim to be matched with the control trim.
15. Connect the power.
16. Check operation.
YOUR 36″ HOOD
WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check
here. Proof of original purchase date
is needed to obtain service
under warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED
LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and related service
labor to repair or replace any part
of the hood that fails because of
a manufacturing defect.
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WHAT IS NOT COVERED
• Service trips to your home to
teach you how to use the product.
• Improper installation, delivery or
maintenance.
If you have an installation
problem, contact your dealer or
installer. You are responsible for
providing adequate electrical,
exhausting and other connecting
facilities as described in the
Installation Instructions provided
with the product.
• Replacement of the replaceable
filters.
• Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
• Failure of the product if it is
used for other than its intended
purpose or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused
by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
• Incidental or consequential
damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
• Damage caused after delivery.
• Product not accessible to provide
required service.
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for home use within
the USA. In Alaska, the warranty
excludes the cost of shipping or
service calls to your home.
All warranty service provided by
our Factory Service Centers, or
an authorized Customer Care®
technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us
at ge.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Please have
serial number and model number
available when calling for service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied
warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period
allowed by law.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation 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.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
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Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally
should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause
unsafe operation.
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