WHIRLPOOL CONSUMER SERVICES
Models 6AKM157/IX/2
6AKM157/IX/3
6AKM157/WH/2
6AKM157/WH/3
July 2001
WHIRLPOOL AUSTRALASIA
CONSUMER SERVICES
SERVICE MANUAL
GAS COOKTOP
Model
6AKM157/IX/2
6AKM157/IX/3
6AKM157/WH/2
6AKM157/WH/3
Version
8571 157 53040
8571 157 53060
8571 157 53050
8571 157 53070
Copyright © 2001 Whirlpool (Australia) Pty. Limited
All rights strictly reserved. Reproduction or issue to third parties in any form whatsoever
is not permitted without written authority of Whirlpool (Australia) Pty. Limited
Whirlpool is a registered trademark of Whirlpool U.S.A.
This documentation is intended only for qualified technicians who possess the required qualifications
and are aware of the regulatory requirements applicable to servicing electrical appliances.
Whirlpool (Australia) Pty Limited
A. B. N.28 003 578 023
Part No. SM5022
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CONTENTS
TECHNICAL DATA
Page
4
GAS LEAKS
4
GAS JET REPLACEMENT
4
FLAME ADJUSTMENT
5
MAINTENANCE
HOB REMOVAL
5
REPLACEMENT OF GAS VALVES
6
GREASING THE GAS VALVES
6
IGNITION COMPONENT REPLACEMENT
7
BURNER BASE REMOVAL
7
CIRCUIT DIAGRAM
7
EXPLODED VIEW - COOKTOP
8
SPARE PARTS LIST
9
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TECHNICAL DATA
Burner
Gas
Type
Small
Propane
N.G.
Propane
N.G.
Propane
N.G.
Medium
Wok
Operating
Pressure
kPa
2.75
1.00
2.75
1.00
2.75
1.00
Rating
Gas Jet (Nozzle) Output Power
Diameter
1/100mm
g/h
l/h
kW MJ/h
65
54
0.92
3.3
102
90
1.00
3.6
119
70
1.58
5.7
188
118
1.67
6.0
278
102
3.81
13.7
375
165
3.64
13.1
GAS LEAKS
After performing any maintenance or service operation on the cooktop, the cooktop must be
checked to ensure that there are no gas leaks.
GAS JET REPLACEMENT
WARNING : Servicing must be carried out only by authorised personnel.
This appliance is approved by the Australian Gas Association for use with either natural gas
or propane gas. Ensure that appliance is suitable for the available gas supply.
To replace a gas jet, the following procedure applies:
FIGURE 1
1.
Turn off the gas cock adjacent to the
cooktop.
2.
Remove all the burners and unscrew the
jets using a 7mm socket. See Figure 1.
3.
Reinstall the jet appropriate to the gas
supply.
6.
Check the cooktop to ensure that there are
no gas leaks
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FLAME ADJUSTMENT
GAS VALVES
The gas valves fitted to this cooktop are suitable for both propane gas and natural gas.
Adjust the minimum flame for use with natural gas as follows:
1.
Operate the burner and set the control knob to minimum flame.
2.
Remove the control knob.
3.
Using an appropriate sized screwdriver,
turn the adjustment screw in the base of
the gas valve (See Figure 2). until the
flame bead is approximately 4mm long.
Check and ensure that the flame does
not extinguish when adjusting the control
knob quickly from maximum to minimum
flame.
FIGURE 2
Note : For cooktops operating on propane gas, the minimum flame adjustment screw
must be fully screwed in (fully clockwise).
4.
Check the cooktop to ensure that there are no gas leaks
MAINTENANCE
HOB REMOVAL
To remove the hob from the base, remove all the screws passing through the hob into the top
of the burner bases and lift the hob clear of the cooktop base.
To remove the base from the benchtop, isolate and disconnect the gas and electrical supply
and release the attachment clamps under the benchtop.
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REPLACEMENT OF GAS VALVES
To replace gas valves, remove the hob, remove the two screws securing the manifold to the
base and release the compression joints on the output side of the gas valves.
Remove the screws clamping the gas valve to the manifold.
It is recommended that the manifold to gas valve gaskets be replaced whenever the valve is
disturbed.
Reverse the procedure for reassembly. Check the cooktop to ensure that there are no gas
leaks.
GREASING THE GAS VALVES
If the valves become difficult to operate, they should be greased as follows:
FIGURE 3
1.
Dismantle the valve body by removing the two
screws located in the body of the valve as shown in
Figure 3.
2.
Clean the cone and valve body with a solvent soaked
cloth. Lightly grease the cone with the appropriate
grease
3.
Insert the cone and operate the valve several times.
Remove the cone again and wipe away any excess
grease making certain that all ports are free from
obstruction.
4.
Reassemble and remount the valve.
6.
Check the cooktop to ensure that there are no gas
leaks
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IGNITION COMPONENT REPLACEMENT
During disassembly, take note of the order of assembly of the components.
1.
Remove the hob. (See Figures 1 and 4)
2.
The ignition pack can be replaced by freeing the two tabs securing it to the base. All
electrical connections are push on.
3.
The spark plug for the wok burner is attached to the hob by a circlip in the base of the
spark plug. Remove this circlip and withdraw the spark plug and its connecting lead
through the top of the burner base.
Replace by reversing this procedure.
4.
The spark plugs for the small and medium burners are secured by a single screw in
the burner base. Remove this screw and lift the spark plug clear of the burner base.
Replace by reversing this procedure.
5.
Reassemble the cooktop ensuring that all wiring is located in its correct position.
6.
Test and check all cooktop operations. Check the cooktop to ensure that there are no
gas leaks.
BURNER BASE REMOVAL
Isolate the gas and electrical supply and remove the cooktop from the benchtop. Remove the
hob, disconnect the compression fittings from the burner base and remove the screw(s)
passing through the cooktop base into the bottom of the burner bases.
Reverse this procedure for reinstallation of the burner base.
CIRCUIT DIAGRAM
Ignition
Switches
Spark
Plugs
Ignitor Pack
Supply Terminal
Block
A
N
E
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EXPLODED VIEW - COOKTOP
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SPARE PARTS LIST
Item
031 0
031 0
031 1
033 0
084 0
241 0
241 1
331 0
331 0
331 1
470 0
470 1
470 3
471 0
471 1
471 3
473 0
473 1
473 3
473 4
474 0
474 0
571 0
571 1
571 2
591 0
591 1
595 0
595 1
703 0
703 1
703 2
703 3
703 4
703 5
794 0
900 0
900 1
930 0
Part No
6AKM157/IX/2
6AKM157/WH/2
4812 442 69097
4812 442 69098
4812 442 69096
4812 458 58206
4819 905 00768
4812 458 58135
4812 458 58134
4812 412 58851
4812 412 58852
4812 532 38007
4812 360 68286
4812 360 68287
4812 360 68285
4812 360 78083
4812 360 78084
4812 360 68092
4812 360 78081
4812 360 68288
4812 360 68094
4812 360 68095
4812 310 38567
Not applicable
4812 360 58224
4812 360 58225
4812 360 58226
4812 252 68022
4812 252 68007
4819 905 00893
4812 140 38001
4819 526 48423
4812 530 48205
4812 530 48275
4812 530 48276
4812 530 29051
4812 530 29052
4819 532 68754
4812 404 38569
4812 404 38534
4812 404 48662
Description
AKM157/IX/3
AKM157/WH/3
4812 442 69097
4812 442 69098
4812 442 69096
4812 458 58206
4819 905 00768
4812 458 58135
4812 458 58134
4812 412 58851
4812 412 58852
4812 532 38007
4812 360 68286
4812 360 68287
4812 360 68285
4812 360 78078
4812 360 78079
4812 360 78077
4812 360 78081
4812 360 68288
4812 360 68094
4812 360 68095
Not applicable
4812 310 38571
4812 360 58224
4812 360 58225
4812 360 58226
4812 252 68022
4812 252 68007
4819 905 00893
4812 140 38001
4819 526 48423
4812 530 48205
4812 530 48275
4812 530 48276
4812 530 29051
4812 530 29052
4819 532 68754
4812 404 38569
4812 404 38534
4812 404 48662
Hob, stainless steel
Hob, white
Hob bottom
Grid for hob adaptor
Damper for grid
Grid left/right
Grid right
Knob, black
Knob, white
Gasket
Spreader, burner small
Spreader, burner medium
Spreader, burner, ultra rapid
Burner, small
Burner, medium
Burner, ultra rapid
Cover, small flame spreader
Cover, medium flame spreader
Centre cover, ultra rapid flame spreader
Outer cover, ultra rapid flame spreader
Set of nozzles G20 (Natural gas)
Set of nozzles G31 (Propane gas)
Tap small 0.27
Tap medium 0.34
Tap ultra rapid 0.70
Spark plug, small & medium
Spark plug, ultra rapid burner
Generator, ignition
Connection block
Coupling piece (Elbow)
Manifold
Tube front, right
Tube front, left
Tube back, right
Tube back, left
Gasket
Tap to manifold clamp
Fastener
Fastener, spark plug