Installation Instructions Range Questions? Call 1.800.GE.CARES (1.800.432.2737) or visit www.GEAppliances.com IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS When using ball type gas shut-off valves, they shall be the T-handle type. WARNING A flexible gas connector, when used, must not exceed 3 feet. This product must be installed by a licensed plumber or gas fitter. • • • WARNING FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD When installing a gas appliance the use of old flexible connectors can cause gas leaks and personal injury. Always use a NEW flexible connector. If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death. Leak testing of the appliance shall be conducted according to the manufacturer instructions. Installation must be performed by a qualified installer. Read these instructions completely and carefully. Installation of this range must conform with local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA.54, latest edition. In Canada, installation must conform with the current Natural Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.1 or the current Propane Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.2, and with local codes where applicable. This range has been design-certified by CSA International according to ANSI Z21.1, latest edition and Canadian Gas Association according to CAN/ CGA-1.1 latest edition. The range must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, in accordance with the National Electrical Code (ANSI/NFPA 70, latest edition). In Canada, electrical grounding must be in accordance with the current CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code Part 1 and/or local codes. See Electrical Connections in this section. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR SAFETY: • • Anti-Tip Bracket Kit Included 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. WARNING 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. 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.) Flat-blade screwdriver Pencil and ruler Pipe wrenches (2) (one for backup) Tape Measure DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES Allow 30” (76.2 cm) minimum clearance between burners and bottom of unprotected wood or metal cabinet, or allow a 24” (61 cm) minimum when bottom of wood or metal cabinet is protected by no less than 1/4” (6.4 mm) thick flame-retardant millboard covered with no less than No. 28 MSG sheet metal (.015” [.38 mm] DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES (CONT.) thick), .015” (.38 mm) thick stainless steel, .025” (0.64 mm) aluminum or .020” (0.5 mm) copper. Installation of a listed microwave oven or cooking appliance over the cooktop shall conform to the installation instructions packed with that appliance. For island installation, maintain 2-1/2” minimum from cutout to back edge of countertop and 3” minimum from cutout to side edges of countertop. 2 1/2" 26 1/2" w/o handle 29 3/16" 30" w/ handle 47 1/2" 6” Minimum clearance to left wall To cabinets below cooktop and at the range back 31-10898 04-13 GE If the countertop has a raised edge, shave the raised edge to clear the control panel as shown below. Recommended area for 120V outlet on rear wall and area for through-the-wall connection of pipe stub and shut-off valve. 35” to 36-1/2” from floor to countertop 9/16” Maximum depth for cabinets above countertops 30” 30” Minimum Level Drill, awl or nail Drill with 1/8” Bit Pliers Flexible metal appliance connector (1/2” I.D.). A 5-foot length is recommended for ease of installation but other lengths are acceptable. Never use an old connector when installing a new range. Flare union adapter for connection to gas supply line (3/4” or 1/2” NPT x 1/2” I.D.) local inspector’s use. ,03257$17³ Observe all governing codes and ordinances. ,03257$17³ Remove all packing material and literature from oven before connecting gas and electrical supply to range. ,03257$17³ To avoid damage to your Liquid leak detector or soapy water. cabinets, check with your builder or cabinet supplier to make sure that the materials used will not discolor, delaminate or sustain other damage. This oven has been designed in accordance with the requirements of UL and CSA International and complies with the maximum allowable wood cabinet temperatures of 194°F (90°C). Squeeze Connector (For Conduit Installations Only) Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions with consumer. (UL Listed 40 AMP) 4-Wire Cord 4’ long OR 3-Wire Cord 4’ long Note to consumer – Keep these instructions for future reference. Flare union adapter for connection to pressure regulator on range (1/2” NPT x 1/2” I.D.) *Teflon: Registered trademark of DuPont 6” Minimum clearance to right wall 13” 0” 1/4” Front edge of the range side panel forward from cabinet 0” To cabinets below cooktop and at the range back Safety Glasses CONVERTING TO LP GAS (OR CONVERTING BACK TO NATURAL GAS FROM LP) Rear of Range This range leaves the factory set for use with natural gas. If you want to convert to LP gas, the conversion must be performed by a qualified LP gas installer. The conversion orifices and instructions can be found on back of the range. Keep these instructions and all orifices in case you want to convert back to natural gas. 24” Max LP Orifice Spud Holder (some models) CAUTION To prevent drafts from affecting burner operation, seal all openings in floor under appliance and behind appliance wall. 36 1/2" 18” GAS PIPE AND ELECTRICAL OUTLET LOCATIONS Recommended area for through-the-floor connection of pipe stub and shut-off valve. 31 1/4" Minimum to cabinets on either side of the range Open-end or adjustable wrench BEFORE YOU BEGIN ,03257$17³ Save these instructions for Servicer – The electrical diagram is in an envelope attached to the back of the range. Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer. Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under warranty. Tin Snips Provide adequate clearances between the range and adjacent combustible surfaces. These dimensions must be met for safe use of your range. Pipe joint sealant or UL-approved pipe thread tape with Teflon* that resists action of natural and LP gases Phillips screwdriver 1/4” Nut Driver Do not install this product with an air curtain hood or other range hood that operates by blowing air down on the cooktop. This airflow may interfere with operation of the gas burners resulting in fire or explosion hazard. MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED Gas line shut-off valve View from front with Warming Drawer removed Orifice Box (location may vary) Before installing your range on linoleum or any other synthetic floor covering, make sure the floor covering can withstand 180°F without shrinking, warping or discoloring. Do not install the range over carpeting unless a sheet of 1/4” thick plywood or similar insulator is placed between the range and carpeting. Mobile Home - Additional Installation Requirements The installation of this range must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Saftey, Title 24, HUD Part 280). When such standard is not applicable, use the Standard for Manufactured Home Installations, ANSI A225.1/ NFPA 501A or with local codes. In Canada, the installation of this range must conform with the current standards CAN/CSAA240-latest edition, or with local codes. When this range is installed in a mobile home, it must be secured to the floor during transit. Any method of securing the range is adequate as long as it conforms to the standards listed above. 1 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS WARNING: This appliance must be properly grounded. WARNING: All new constructions, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and installations where local codes do not allow grounding through neutral, require a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord. WARNING: To prevent fire or shock, do not use an extension cord with this appliance. WARNING: To prevent shock, remove house fuse or open circuit breaker before beginning installation. 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. 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. 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. 3 3-WIRE INSTALLATION (GROUND IS THROUGH THE NEUTRAL WIRE) 2 POWER CORD AND CONDUIT INSTALLATION 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. 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 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 (appearance may vary) Knockout ring in bracket C Rating plate D 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. 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. Failure follow this instruction may result in potential 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.) Wire cover SINGLE OVEN Check with your local utilities for electrical codes which apply in your area. Failure to wire your oven according to governing codes could result 5 screws to remove wire cover Retaining tabs 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. Back of range Access the terminal block by removing wire cover screws using a 1/4” nut driver. Do not discard these screws. Knockout ring removed Strain relief Terminal block 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. WARNING: 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. Power Cord Terminal block (appearance may vary) WARNING: Fire hazard Terminal block screws must be securely tightened. Failure to do so may result in potential fire hazard. Neutral terminal Ground strap Ground plate Red or Black Red or Black White Power cord Conduit Terminal block Wire tips Red or Black Red or Black White PROCEED TO STEP 5 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 Squeeze without a squeeze connector. The connector squeeze connector MUST be installed before reinstalling the rear range wiring cover. Conduit Bracket Power cord Terminal block Bracket Conduit PROCEED TO STEP 3 or 4 5 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. 6 GAS SUPPLY (CONT) Back of range 5 screws to remove wire cover Retaining tabs Gas Flow into Range Gas Flow into Range Elbow Elbow Pressure regulator Wire cover Nipple Flex connector (6 ft. max.) Adapter Pressure regulator Union Nipple Adapter 6 GAS SUPPLY WARNING Fire Hazard: Do not use a flame to check for gas leaks. WARNING Explosion Hazard: Do not exceed 25 ft-lbs of torque when making gas line connections. Overtightening may crack the pressure regulator resulting in fire or explosion hazard. Gas Pressure Regulator You must use the gas pressure regulator supplied with this range. For proper operations the inlet pressure to the regulator should be as follows: To prevent gas leaks, put pipe joint compound on, or wrap pipe thread tape with Teflon* around, all male (external) pipe threads. A. Install a manual shut-off valve in the gas line in an easily accessed location outside of the range. Make sure everyone operating the range knows where and how to shut off the gas supply to the range. B. Install male 1/2” flare union adapter to the 1/2” NPT internal thread at inlet of regulator. Use a backup wrench on the regulator fitting to avoid damage. C. Install male 1/2” or 3/4” flare union adapter to the NPT internal thread of the manual shut-off valve, taking care to back-up the shut-off valve to keep it from turning. Natural Gas: Minimum pressure: 6” of Water Column Maximum pressure: 13” of Water Column D. Connect flexible metal appliance connector to the adapter on the range. Position range to permit connection at the shut-off valve. LP Gas: Minimum pressure: 11” of Water Column Maximum pressure: 13” of Water Column E. When all connections have been made, make sure all range controls are in the off position and turn on the main gas supply valve. Use a liquid leak detector at all joints and connections to check for leaks in the system. If you are not sure about the inlet pressure contact local gas supplier. Shut off the main gas supply valve before disconnecting the old range and leave it off until the new hook-up has been completed. Don’t forget to relight the pilot on other gas appliances when you turn the gas back on. Because hard piping restricts movement of the range, the use of a CSA Internationalcertified flexible metal appliance connector is recommended unless local codes require a hardpiped connection. If the hard piping method is used, you must carefully align the pipe; the range cannot be moved after the connection is made. When using pressures greater than 1/2 psig to pressure test the gas supply system of the residence, disconnect the range and individual shut-off valve from the gas supply piping. When using pressures of 1/2 psig or less to pressure test the gas supply system, simply isolate the range from the gas supply system by closing the individual shut-off valve. Flexible Option 1/2” or 3/4” Gas pipe Gas shut-off valve Rigid Pipe Option Gas shut-off valve 1/2” or 3/4” Gas pipe (B) Yellow tips on RXWHUFRQHV³ Normal for LP gas &6RIWEOXHIODPHV³ Normal for natural gas 9 INSTALL AND CHECK WARNING Fire or Explosion Hazard: Do not operate the burner without all burner parts in place. Burner Anti-Tip Bracket Kit Included 10 SLIDE RANGE INTO OPENING Make sure the notch in the burner head is positioned over the electrode. Notch Electrode Electrode A. Burners - Place surface burners into corresponding positions on cooktop. Front right burner B. Caps - Place caps on proper size burner.. C. Continuous Grates - Place the left and right grates on the cooktop. These grates are marked “LEFT” and “RIGHT” on their undersides. Place the center grate with its short edge toward the front of the range. A. Position the range in front of the cabinet opening. Measure from the floor to the top of the countertop at the rear of the cabinet near the anti-tip bracket. If necessary, adjust the unit by carefully screwing in or out the leveling legs until the cooktop overhang matches the countertop height at the rear (There will not be access to the rear leveling legs once installed). B. Push while lifting the range into the opening until the range is within 2” (5.1 cm) of engaging the anti-tip bracket. C. Plug the range cord into the receptacle. Locate the flexible gas line in back of the range in a manner that it will not touch or be moved by the drawer (if provided). Carefully push the range into the opening until the unit is fully seated in to the cabinet. There will be approximately a ¼” gap between the unit and back wall. Left Center or Ground strap Neutral FOR POWER CORD INSTALLATION terminal A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the terminal block. Do not loosen the upper After–Power Cord screws. B. Remove the ground screw and ground plate and retain them. Neutral C. Cut the ground strap below the terminal Terminal terminal block and discard the lower section. block D. Insert the ground screw through the ground Ground plate plate (removed earlier) and back into the (grounding to range frame. Tighten securely, but do not range) Red or over-tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs.) Black E. Insert the 3 terminal screws through each power cord terminal ring and back into the White terminal block. Be certain the white wire is Red or Ground Black in the center. Securely tighten each screw screw (35 to 50 in-lbs. Green or Bare FOR CONDUIT INSTALLATION A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the terminal block. Do not loosen the upper screws. After–Conduit B. Remove the ground screw and ground plate and retain them. C. Cut the ground strap below the terminal block Terminal and discard the lower section. block Ground plate D. Insert the bare ground bare wire tip (insulation (grounding to stripped 5/8”) between the range frame and range) the ground plate (removed earlier) and secure Wire tips it in place with the ground screw. Tighten Red or securely, but do not over-tighten (15 to 20 Red or Black in-lbs). Black E. Insert the wire tips (insulation stripped 5/8”) White into the bottom terminal block openings. Be certain the white wire is in the center. On Ground Green certain models, the wire must be inserted screw or Bare 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. • Check to make sure the circuit breaker is closed (RESET) or the circuit fuses are replaced. • Be sure power to the building is in service. • Check that all packing materials and tape have been removed. This includes all 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 adjustment instructions. • Check to make sure that the rear leveling leg is fully engaged into the Anti-Tip bracket and that the bracket is securely installed. OPERATION CHECKLIST • Check that the clock display is energized. If ‘bad line’ appears in the display, disconnect power immediately. Recheck the range wiring connections. If range wiring is correct, have building wiring checked for proper connections and voltage. • Activate BROIL and make sure the element glows within 60 seconds. Cancel BROIL when glow is detected. If glow is not detected within the time limit, recheck the range wiring connections. If range wiring is correct, have building wiring checked for proper connections and voltage. • Be sure all range controls are in the OFF position before leaving the range. Right D. Carefully screw in the front two leveling legs until the cooktop overhand touches the countertop. WHEN ALL HOOKUPS ARE COMPLETED Make sure all controls are left in the off position. Make sure the flow of combustion and ventilation air to the range is unobstructed. Hole or E. Look under the unit and verify that the rear leg is fully engaged with the anti-tip device. If not, remove the unit and adjust the height of the rear leg so that it is properly engaged. 31-10898 04-13 GE Call for service Follow instructions supplied with ANTI-TIP bracket When checking for proper operation of the regulator, the inlet pressure must be at least 1” greater than the operating (manifold) pressure as given on rating label of product. *Teflon: Registered trademark of DuPont $<HOORZIODPHV³ WARNING Never completely remove the leveling leg as the range will not be secured to the anti-tip device properly. Cap Cap Ground strap ANTI-TIP DEVICE Installer: Inform the consumer of the location of the gas shut-off valve. 7 SURFACE BURNERS Cord and Conduit 11 FINAL INSTALLATION CHECKLIST 8 CHECK SURFACE BURNERS Push and turn knob to LITE position. You will hear a clicking sound indicating proper operation of the spark module. Once the air has been purged from the supply lines, burners should light within 4 seconds. After burner lights, rotate knob out of the LITE position. Try each burner in succession until all burners have been checked. Quality of Flames The flame quality of the burners needs to be determined visually. If burner flames look like (A), call for service. Normal burner flames should look like (B) or (C), depending on the type of gas you use With LP gas, some yellow tipping on outer cones is normal. CONNECTOR HOOKUP 4 4-WIRE INSTALLATION (SEPARATE GROUND WIRE) Position gas line so that there is no interference with the storage drawer Rear Wall Storage Drawer Side View 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.