Installation Instructions
Free-Standing Electric Ranges
2 PREPARE THE OPENING (FOR INDOOR USE ONLY)
3 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
See illustrations for all rough-in and spacing dimensions. The range may be placed with 0”
clearance (flush) at the back wall and side walls of the cabinet.
WARNING: This appliance must be properly grounded.
WARNING: All new constructions, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and installations where
Questions? Call 1.800.GE.CARES (1.800.432.2737) or visit www.GEAppliances.com
• Note to consumer – Keep these
instructions for future reference.
• Skill level – Installation of this appliance
requires a qualified installer or electrician.
• Proper installation is the responsibility of the
installer.
• Product failure due to improper installation is
not covered under warranty.
36 ø ”
46 3/4”
Tip-Over Hazard
• A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
• Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor.
• Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the
range back such that the foot is engaged.
• Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved.
• Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns
to children or adults.
WARNING³ Before beginning
the installation, 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.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Drill with 1/8” Bit
Safety Glasses
Adjustable Wrench
Level
Tin Snips
Tape Measure
Pliers
1/4” Nut Driver
1 REMOVE PACKAGING MATERIALS: Failure to remove packaging materials could
result in damage to the appliance. Remove all packing parts from oven, racks, heating elements
and drawer. Also, remove protective film and labels on the outer door, cooktop and control panel.
5 3-WIRE INSTALLATION (GROUND IS THROUGH THE NEUTRAL WIRE)
WARNING:
Shock Hazard
The neutral wire and ground strap must be
connected as shown below for the range to be
properly grounded. Do not remove the ground strap. Terminal block
Failure follow this instruction may result in potential (appearance
may vary)
shock hazard.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Terminal block screws must be securely tightened.
Failure to do so may result in potential fire hazard.
FOR POWER CORD INSTALLATION
A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the terminal
block. Do not loosen the upper screws.
B. Do not cut or remove the ground strap.
C. Insert the 3 screws through each power cord
terminal ring and back into the terminal block. Be
certain the white wire is in the center. Securely
tighten each screw (35 to 50 in-lbs.)
21 ø 4”
Check with your local utilities for electrical codes which apply in your area. Failure to wire your oven
according to governing codes could result in a hazardous condition. If there are no local codes, your
oven must be wired and fused to meet the National Electrical Code, NFPA No.
70 – latest edition, available from the National Fire Protection Association.
MINIMUM DIMENSIONS BETWEEN COOKTOP,
WALLS AND ABOVE THE COOKTOP:
A. Make sure the wall covering, countertop, flooring
and cabinets around the range can withstand the
heat (up to 200°F) generated by the range.
B. Allow 30” minimum clearance between surface
units and bottom of unprotected wood or metal
cabinet, or allow a 24” minimum when bottom
of wood or metal cabinet is protected by no less
than 1/4” thick flame retardant millboard covered
with not less than No 28 MSG sheet metal, (.015”),
.015” thick stainless steel, .024”
aluminum or .020” copper.
Ground
plate
Red or
Black
Red or
Black
White
Power cord
Conduit
Terminal
block
Wire
tips
Red or
Black
Conduit
B
Red or
Black
C
Both
Sides
NOTE C
A
This appliance must be supplied with the proper voltage and frequency, and connected to an
individual, properly grounded, 40 amp (minimum) branch circuit protected by a circuit breaker
or time-delay fuse.
Use only a 3-conductor or a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord. These cords may be provided with ring
terminals on wire and a strain relief device.
A range cord rated at 40 amps with 125/250 minimum volt range is required. A 50 amp range cord
is not recommended but if used, it should be marked for use with nominal 13ø8” diameter connection
openings. Care should be taken to center the cable and strain relief within the
knockout hole to keep the edge from damaging the cable.
The rating plate is located on the oven frame or on the side of the drawer frame.
Note: Use of automatic, wireless or wired external switches that shut off power to the appliances, are
not recommended for this product.
A
SINGLE OVEN
C. This appliance has been approved for 0” spacing to adjacent surfaces above the cooktop. However,
a 6” minimum spacing to surfaces less than 15” above the cooktop and adjacent
cabinet is recommended to reduce exposure to steam, grease splatter and heat.
To reduce the risk of burns or fire when reaching over hot surface elements, cabinet storage space
above the cooktop should be avoided. If cabinet storage space is to be provided above
the cooktop, the risk can be reduced by installing a range hood that projects at least 5” beyond
the front of the cabinets. Cabinets installed above the cooktop must be no deeper than 13”.
Screw to
remove
terminal
block cover
DOUBLE OVEN
Rating plate
Wire cover
B
For power cord and 1” conduit only, remove the
knockout ring (13ø8”) located on bracket directly
below the terminal block. To remove the
knockout, use a pair of pliers to bend the
knockout ring away from the bracket and
twist until ring is removed.
Terminal block cover
C
Terminal block
(appearance
may vary)
Knockout
ring in
bracket
For power cord installations only
(see the next step if using conduit),
assemble the strain relief in the hole. Insert
the power cord through the strain relief
and tighten. Allow enough slack
to easily attach the cord terminals to
the terminal block. If tabs are present at
the end of the winged strain relief, they
can be removed for better fit.
NOTE: Do not install the power cord without a
strain relief. The strain relief bracket MUST be
installed before
reinstalling the rear range wiring cover.
Strain relief
Terminal
block
Knockout ring
removed
Bracket
Power cord
D
For 3/4” conduit installations only, purchase a squeeze connector matching the diameter
of your conduit and assemble it in the hole. Insert the conduit through the squeeze connector
and tighten. Allow enough slack to easily attach the wires to the terminal block. NOTE: Do not install the
conduit without a squeeze connector. The squeeze connector MUST be installed before reinstalling
the rear range wiring cover.
Rating plate
Squeeze
connector
Conduit
Terminal block
Bracket
Proceed to step 5 or 6.
6 4-WIRE INSTALLATION (SEPARATE GROUND WIRE)
Shock Hazard
Before–Power
The neutral wire and ground strap must be
connected as shown below for the range to
be properly grounded. Do not remove the
ground strap. Failure follow this instruction Terminal
block
may result in potential shock hazard.
Ground
strap
PROCEED TO STEP 7.
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Floor
Cord
NOTE: Use a 4’ power cord to prevent interference
with the storage drawer. Power cords 41ø2’ to 6’ long
may have to be dressed to allow for proper drawer
closing.
WARNING: Fire hazard
Terminal block screws must be securely
tightened. Failure to do so may result in
potential fire hazard.
White
31-10892
Effective January 1, 1996, the National Electrical Code requires that new construction (not
existing) utilize a 4-conductor connection to an electric range. When installing an electric range
in new construction, mobile home, recreational vehicle, or an area where local codes prohibit
grounding through the neutral conductor, refer to the section on four-conductor branch circuit
connections.
5”
31 ø 2”
WARNING:
Power Cord
Neutral
terminal
FOR CONDUIT INSTALLATION
A. Loosen the 3 lower screws on the terminal block. Do not
loosen the upper screws.
B. Do not cut or remove the ground strap.
C. Insert the bare wire tip (insulation stripped 5/8”) into the
bottom terminal block openings. Be certain the white
wire is in the center. On certain models, the wire must
be inserted through an opening in the ground strap.
Securely tighten each screw onto each wire (35 to 50
in-lbs.).
NOTE: Aluminum building wire may be used but it must be
rated for the correct amperage and voltage.
71 ø 2”
Anti-Tip Bracket
Kit Included
If you did not receive an anti-tip bracket with your purchase,
call 1.800.626.8774 to receive one at no cost. (In Canada,
call 1.800.561.3344.) For installation instructions of the bracket,
visit: www.GEAppliances.com. (In Canada, www.GEAppliances.ca.)
(UL Listed 40 AMP)
4-Wire Cord 4’ long OR
3-Wire Cord 4’ long
CL of range
7”
Outlet
box
Install the
outlet box
on either
side of the CL
WARNING
MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED
Wall
26 1/4”
29”
71 ø 2”
5 screws to
remove wire
cover
Retaining
tabs
You must use a single-phase, 120/208 VAC or 120/240 VAC, 60 hertz electrical system. If you connect
to aluminum wiring, properly installed connectors approved for use with aluminum wiring must be
used.
1 4
w/o handle
Remove wire cover (on the back of range) by removing screws using a 1/4” nut driver. You can
access the terminal block by either removing a terminal block cover (on some models) or the
wire cover. Do not discard these screws.
Back of range
Back of range
To prevent shock, remove house fuse or open circuit breaker before
beginning installation.
30”
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
To prevent fire or shock, do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
We recommend you have the electrical wiring and hookup of your range connected by a qualified
electrician. After installation, have the electrician show you how to disconnect power from the range.
with handle
Squeeze Connector
(For Conduit
Installations Only)
WARNING:
WARNING:
8 1/2”
Read these instructions completely and
carefully.
• ,03257$17³ Save these instructions
for local inspector’s use.
• ,03257$17³ Observe all
governing codes and ordinances.
• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with consumer.
A
local codes do not allow grounding through neutral, require a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord.
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
4 POWER CORD AND CONDUIT INSTALLATION
7 REPLACE THE WIRE COVER
Replace wire cover on range back by sliding its left edge under the retaining tabs and replace the
screws removed earlier. Make sure that no wires are pinched between cover and range back.
Cord and Conduit
Ground strap
Back of range
or
Ground
strap
Neutral
FOR POWER CORD INSTALLATION
terminal
A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the
terminal block. Do not loosen the upper screws.
After–Power Cord
B. Remove the ground screw and ground plate
and retain them.
C. Cut the ground strap below the terminal
Neutral
block and discard the lower section.
Terminal
terminal
D. Insert the ground screw through the ground block
plate (removed earlier) and back into the
Ground plate
range frame. Tighten securely, but do not
(grounding to
over-tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs.)
range)
Red or
E. Insert the 3 terminal screws through each
Black
power cord terminal ring and back into the
terminal block. Be certain the white wire is
White
in the center. Securely tighten each screw
Red or
Ground
Black
(35 to 50 in-lbs.
screw
Green
FOR CONDUIT INSTALLATION
or Bare
A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the
terminal block. Do not loosen the upper screws.
B. Remove the ground screw and ground plate
After–Conduit
and retain them.
C. Cut the ground strap below the terminal block
and discard the lower section.
D. Insert the bare ground bare wire tip (insulation Terminal
block
Ground plate
stripped 5/8”) between the range frame
(grounding to
and the ground plate (removed earlier)
range)
and secure it in place with the ground
Wire
tips
screw. Tighten securely, but do not overRed or
tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs).
Red or
Black
E. Insert the wire tips (insulation stripped 5/8”)
Black
into the bottom terminal block openings. Be
White
certain the white wire is in the center. On
certain models, the wire must be inserted
Ground
Green
through an opening in the ground strap.
screw
or Bare
Securely tighten each screw onto each wire
(35 to 50 in-lbs.)
NOTE: Aluminum building wire may be used but it must be rated for the correct amperage and voltage.
9 LEVEL THE RANGE (CONT.)
Back of range
5 screws to
remove wire
cover
Retaining
tabs
Screw to
remove
terminal
block cover
Terminal
block cover
Wire cover
8 ANTI-TIP DEVICE INSTALLATION
To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the
range must be secured by a properly installed
WARNING
anti-tip bracket. See installation instructions
Tip-Over Hazard
shipped with the bracket for complete details
• A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
before attempting to install.
• Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor.
• Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the To check if the bracket is installed and
range back such that the foot is engaged.
engaged properly, look underneath the range
• Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved.
to see that the rear leveling leg is engaged
• Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns
in the bracket. On some models, the storage
to children or adults.
drawer or kick panel can be removed for
easier inspection. If visual inspection is not
possible, slide the range forward, confirm the anti-tip bracket is securely attached to the floor or wall, and
slide the range back so the leveling leg is under the anti-tip bracket. If the range is pulled from the wall for
any reason, always repeat this procedure to verify the range is properly secured by the anti-tip bracket.
Never completely remove the leveling legs or the range will not be secured to the anti-tip bracket.
9 LEVEL THE RANGE
WARNING: Never completely remove the leveling leg
as the range will not be secured to the anti-tip device properly.
Plug in unit and slide into place. Pull drawer out until it stops.
B
Lift front of drawer until the stops clear the guide. Remove the drawer.
C
Install the oven shelves in the oven and position the range where
it will be installed.
D
Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves. Spirit level
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in one direction and then the other.
E
The front leveling legs can be adjusted from the bottom
and the rear legs can be adjusted from the top or the bottom.
Use an adjustable wrench to adjust the leveling legs until
the range is level.
F
Position cord so that it does not interfere with drawer.
Place drawer rail on guides. Push the drawer in until it stops.
H
Lift front of drawer and push in until the stops clear
the guides.
I
Lower the front of the drawer and push in until it closes.
Lower
range
Leg
leveler
MODELS WITH BAKING, WARMING DRAWERS OR DOUBLE OVEN
Raise
range
A
Plug in the unit.
B
Measure the height of your countertop at the rear of the opening (X).
C
Adjust two rear leveling legs so that the rear of cooktop is at the same height
as the counter (Y).
D
Slide unit into place.
E
Install oven shelves in the oven and position the range where it will be installed.
F
Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves.
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and then the other.
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Adjust front leveling legs until the range is level.
X
Y
10 FINAL INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
• Check to make sure the circuit breaker is closed (RESET) or the circuit fuses are replaced.
• Be sure power is in service to the building.
• Check that all packing materials and tape have been removed. This will include tape on metal panel under
control knobs (if applicable), adhesive tape, wire ties, cardboard and protective plastic. Failure to remove
these materials could result in damage to the appliance once the appliance has been turned on and
surfaces have heated.
• Check that the door and drawer are parallel to each other and that both operate smoothly. If they
do not, see the Owner’s Manual for proper replacement.
• Check to make sure that the rear leveling leg is fully inserted into the Anti-Tip bracket and that the bracket
is securely installed.
OPERATION CHECKLIST
MODELS WITH STORAGE DRAWER OR KICK PANELS
A
G
Stop
• Turn on one of the surface units to observe that the element glows within 60 seconds. Turn the unit
off when glow is detected. If the glow is not detected within the time limit, recheck the range wiring
connections. If change is required, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for
proper connections and voltage.
• Check that the Clock (on models so equipped) display is energized. If a series of horizontal red
lines appear in the display, disconnect power immediately. Recheck the range wiring connections.
If change is made to connections, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for
proper connections and voltage. It is recommended that the clock be changed if the red lines appear.
• Be sure all range controls are in the OFF position before leaving the range.