Dacor DCT365 Cooktop User Manual

Installation Instructions
Distinctive Series Cooktop
Models DCT305, DCT365
Part No. 106927 Rev. E
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions........................................... 1
Important Information About Safety Instructions............... 1
General Safety Precautions.............................................. 2
Installation Specifications................................................. 3
Product Dimensions.......................................................... 3
Electrical Requirements.................................................... 4
Gas Supply Requirements................................................ 4
Cabinet and Countertop Layout........................................ 5
Installation Instructions..................................................... 7
Verify Package Contents................................................... 7
Installing the Cooktop....................................................... 7
Connecting the Gas Line.................................................. 7
Installing the Burner Components..................................... 8
Verifying Proper Operation................................................ 9
Installation Checklist....................................................... 10
Wiring Diagram................................................................. 11
Before You Begin...
Installer: In the interest of safety and to minimize problems, read these installation instructions completely and carefully before you begin the installation process. Leave these installation instructions with the customer.
Customer: Keep these installation instructions for future reference and the local electrical inspector’s use.
NOTE: Dacor ® is not responsible for service required to correct a faulty installation.
Customer Service Information
If You Need Help...
Product Data Label
If you have questions or problems with installation, contact
your Dacor dealer or the Dacor Customer Service Team. For
repairs to Dacor appliances under warranty call the Dacor
Distinctive Service line. Whenever you call, have the model
and serial number of the appliance ready. The model and
serial number are printed on the product data label.
The product data label contains the model and serial
number information and the electrical and gas supply
It is attached to the chassis on the bottom of the unit.
Dacor Customer Service
Front of unit
Phone: (800) 793-0093 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Web site: www.dacor.com
Dacor Distinctive Service (repairs under warranty only)
Product data label
Phone: (877) 337-3226 (U.S.A. and Canada)
Monday — Friday 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Dacor assumes no liability for changes to specifications.
© 2011 Dacor, all rights reserved.
Important Safety Instructions
Important Information About
Safety Instructions
The Important Safety Instructions and warnings in
these instructions are not meant to cover all possible
problems and conditions that can occur. Use common
sense and caution when installing, maintaining or operating this or any other appliance.
Always contact the Dacor Customer Service Team
about problems and conditions that you don’t understand. See Customer Service Information.
Safety Symbols and Labels
Immediate hazards that WILL result in severe personal
injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in severe
personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that COULD result in minor
personal injury or property damage.
IMPORTANT: If you smell gas:
• Do not use or light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch or use any electrical
devices, including the telephone, in your building.
• From a neighbor’s phone, immediately call the gas
supplier. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot contact the gas supplier, call the fire
IMPORTANT: Do not store or use combustible, flammable
or explosive vapors and liquids (such as gasoline) on or
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Also keep
items that could explode, such as aerosol cans, away
from the cooktop. Do not store flammable or explosive
materials in adjacent cabinets or areas (including above
and below the cooktop).
a. SMOTHER FLAMES with a close-fitting lid, cookie
sheet or metal tray, then turn off the burner. BE
not go out immediately, EVACUATE AND CALL THE
c. DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dish cloths or
towels - a violent steam explosion may result.
d. Use a fire extinguisher ONLY if:
◊ You have a Class ABC extinguisher, and you
already know how to operate it.
◊ The fire is small and contained in the area where
it started.
◊ The fire department is being called.
◊ You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
WARNING – NEVER use this appliance as a space
heater to heat or warm the room. Doing so may result
in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating of the
WARNING – NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages
on the cooktop and cooktop chassis. Doing so blocks
air flow through the cooktop and may cause carbon
monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings may also trap
heat, causing a fire hazard. Keep all slots, holes and
passages clear of grease and grime.
The burning of gas cooking fuel generates some
by-products that are on the list of substances which
are known by the State of California to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. California law requires businesses
to warn customers of potential exposure to such
substances. To minimize exposure to these substances,
always operate this unit according to the use and care
manual, ensuring you provide good ventilation when
cooking with gas.
Important Safety Instructions
General Safety Precautions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death when using this appliance, follow basic safety precautions,
including the following:
• Read the accompanying use and care manual completely before operating this appliance.
• Keep packaging materials away from children. Plastic
sheets and bags can cause suffocation.
• If you receive a damaged product, immediately contact your dealer or builder. Do not install or use a
damaged appliance.
• This cooktop must be properly installed and grounded
by a qualified installer according to these installation
instructions prior to use. The installer should show the
customer the location of the gas shut off valve and
the power cord so that they know where and how to
turn off the gas supply and disconnect power to the
• Do not leave children alone or unattended in the area
around the cooktop. Do not allow children to play
with the controls or touch other parts of the cooktop.
Do not store items of interest to children on top of
or above the cooktop. Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on the appliance.
• Clean the cooktop thoroughly before operating it for
the first time. Make sure that all the cooktop parts are
dry before lighting a burner.
• Keep flammable items, such as paper, cardboard,
plastic and cloth away from the burners and other hot
surfaces. Do not place such items on the cooktop.
Do not allow pot holders to touch hot surfaces or gas
• Do not use this appliance in combination with a surface (countertop) ventilation system. Dacor strongly
recommends the installation of a range hood in conjunction with this appliance.
• Do not wear loose or hanging apparel while using the
cooktop. Do not allow clothing to come into contact
with the cooktop and surrounding areas during and
immediately after use.
• Do not install, repair or replace any part of the
cooktop unless specifically recommended in the literature accompanying it. A qualified service technician
should perform all other service.
• Do not use towels or bulky cloth as pot holders.
• Do not use the cooktop to heat sealed containers.
The container and contents may explode, causing
personal injury.
• Before servicing or installing this cooktop, make sure
that the gas supply is turned off at the gas supply
valve and that the power plug is disconnected from
the electrical outlet.
• If the cooktop is near a window, do not use long curtains as window treatment. The curtains could blow
over the cooktop and create a fire hazard.
• Disconnect the power plug from the electrical outlet
before cleaning. Clean this appliance only in the manner specified in the use and care manual.
• Only use the cooktop for cooking tasks expected of a
home appliance as outlined in the literature accompanying it. This cooktop is not intended for commercial
or laboratory use.
• Do not operate this appliance if the power cord is
• Turn the knobs to the OFF position prior to removing
them from the valve stems.
• To avoid a fire hazard, do not hang flammable or heat
sensitive objects over the cooktop.
• Do not climb on any part of the appliance.
• Non-stick coatings, when heated, can be harmful to
birds. Remove birds to a separate, well-ventilated
room when operating the cooktop.
IMPORTANT - This appliance
is equipped with a threeprong grounding plug for your
protection against possible
electric shock hazards. Plug it
only into a dedicated, grounded
three-prong electrical outlet.
It is the responsibility of the
customer to make sure the proper type of outlet is
installed. Do not under any circumstances:
• Cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the
power cord.
• Use an adapter plug.
• Use an extension cord.
• Use a power cord that is frayed or damaged.
• Connect to an electrical outlet with a ground fault
interrupter (GFI).
Installation Specifications
Observe all governing codes and ordinances during planning and installation. Contact your local building department for
further information.
Product Specifications
All tolerances ±1/16” (±1.6 mm)
unless otherwise noted.
2" (5.1 cm)
to cooking surface
4" (10.2 cm)
chassis height
30” (76.2 cm)
27 5/16” (69.4 cm)
36” (91.4 cm)
33 5/16” (57.8 cm)
1 3/16”
(3.0 cm)
(1.3 cm)
(53.3 cm)
1 11/32”
(3.4 cm)
1 11/32”
(3.4 cm)
19 9/32” (49.0 cm)
Side View
Front View
Product Dimensions
Front of unit
Front of cooktop
cord in
1/2” male
NPT gas inlet
Power cord
42” (106.7 cm) long
Utility Locations
1/2” male NPT
gas inlet*
1 3/4”
(4.4 cm)
1 3/4”
(4.4 cm)
(5.1 cm)
Top panel overhang
*Gas inlet protrudes 1/2” (1.3 cm) from bottom
Utility Dimensions
Installation Specifications
Electrical Requirements
To prevent an electric shock hazard, the power supply
must meet the specifications stated below. It is the owner’s responsibility to make sure that the electrical service
meets electrical requirements and that the electrical outlet
has been properly installed by a licensed electrician.
The cooktop is supplied with a factory installed, 42
inch long, power cord with a three-prong, grounding
electrical plug. It is connected to the chassis at the bottom right rear corner (see Chassis Bottom Diagram
below). It must be connected to a dedicated, grounded
three-prong electrical outlet installed by a licensed electrician.
The electrical installation, including minimum supply
wire size and grounding, must be done in accordance
with National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70 and local
codes and ordinances. A copy of this standard may be
obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
The correct voltage, frequency and amperage must be
supplied to the electrical outlet according to the product
data label located on the bottom of the chassis. See
the Gas and Electrical Requirements table on this
page for reference.
Be certain to locate the electrical outlet so that the
power cord may be easily disconnected if the unit
requires service.
Gas Supply Requirements
Be certain that the cooktop being installed is correct for
the gas service being provided (natural gas or LP gas).
Also, if operating the cooktop at an altitude above 4000
ft. (1219 m) make sure it is equipped for high altitude
Units equipped for LP operation have “LP” in the
model number listed on the product data label. See the
Chassis Bottom Diagram for label location.
Units equipped for high altitude operation have an “H”
at the end of the model number listed on the product
data label.
Check your local building codes for the proper method
of installation. In the absence of local codes, this
appliance should be installed in accordance with the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
An external manual shut-off valve must be installed
between the gas inlet and the cooktop for the purpose
of turning on or shutting off gas to the appliance.
The cooktop comes from the factory with a regulator in
the shipping carton. Use only the regulator provided.
The regulator must be installed in the gas line that runs
from the cooktop gas inlet to the gas shut off valve.
The regulator inlet (female) accommodates a 3/4” gas
line. It can also accommodate a 1/2” gas line using
the included reducer. The inlet to the cooktop itself is
equipped with a 1/2” male NPT fitting.
The cooktop gas connection is located on the bottom of the
cooktop in the back right corner as you face the front of the
unit. See the Chassis Bottom Diagram on this page.
Gas type
Natural gas
LP gas
5” Water
10” Water
Min. gas supply
pressure *
6” Water
11” Water
Max. gas supply
1/2 psi
1/2 psi
Total connected
0.25 Amp.
(30 Watts)
0.25 Amp.
(30 Watts)
120 Vac,
60 Hz, 15 Amp.
120 Vac,
60 Hz, 15 Amp.
Front of unit
Product data label
Chassis Bottom Diagram
Gas and Electrical Requirements**
* The gas supply pressure for testing the regulator setting
shall be at least 1 inch water column (249 Pa) above the
specified manifold pressure.
** The electrical and gas data on this page is for reference
only. If the above data does not agree with the product data
label, use the data on the product data label.
Installation Specifications
Cabinet and Countertop Layout
Allow a minimum 1/4” (6 mm) clearance between the
bottom of the cooktop chassis and all combustible surfaces, including the upper edge of a drawer installed
below the cooktop.
• Failure to meet or exceed the maximum and minimum
dimensions/clearances stated in these instructions
may result in a fire hazard.
• Follow the countertop manufacturer’s instructions
regarding the minimum corner radius, use of heat
reflective tape, reinforcement of corners, etc.
Carefully check the location where the cooktop will be
installed. For best performance, the cooktop should be
placed away from drafts that may be caused by doors,
windows and heating and air conditioning outlets.
* Allows for clearance between hold down brackets
This appliance is to be used in conjunction with a suitable vent hood or approved Dacor raised vent system.
All tolerances +1/16” (+1.6 mm), -0
unless otherwise noted.
(B) Minimum
29 1/4” (74.3 cm)
35 1/4” (89.5 cm)
Under Cabinet Clearances
13” max.3
(33.0 cm)
The gas supply piping, gas shut-off valve and the electrical outlet must be located so that they do not interfere with the cooktop when it is installed. If installing
another appliance in the cabinet below, allow for the
routing of gas and electrical service behind it.
The installation must allow for the following:
18” min.1, 3
(45.7 cm)
surface to rear
1/4” (6 mm)
mimimum clearance
to combustible
30” min.1, 2
(76.2 cm)
See cutout
1 5/8” min.
(4.1 cm)
See cutout
Distance to combustible surfaces measured from cooking
surface (top of cooktop grate).
If installing with an overhead range hood, check the hood
specifications for minimum required clearances.
This specification does not apply for cabinets located
greater than a horizontal distance of 5 1/2” (14.0 cm) from
edge of cooktop. Allow 6 7/8” (17.5 cm) from cutout edge.
Access to the gas shut-off valve and regulator when
the unit is installed.
Access to the electrical outlet when the cooktop is in
place. The 42” (106.7 cm) power cord must be able to
reach the electrical outlet.
Access to the underside of the cooktop for service and
inspection purposes.
Clearance inside the cabinet to allow for proper hold
down bracket installation.
To allow access to the utilities and cooktop bottom, a fixed
shelf should not be installed below the cooktop. See the following pages for countertop cutout dimensions.
Raised Vent Compatibility
Model DCT305 is not compatible with a raised vent. If
installing cooktop model DCT365 with a raised vent, install
only Dacor raised vent model ERV3615. Installation of any
other raised vent model may cause improper operation.
Minimum Required Clearances Around the Cooktop
(A) Minimum
(A) Recommended
30” (76.2 cm)
36” (91.4 cm)
36” (91.4 cm)
42” (106.7 cm)
Installation Specifications
Cutout Dimensions
All tolerances +1/16” -0 (+1.6 mm, 0) unless otherwise noted.
4 1/4” (10.8 cm) min.
from mounting surface to
combustibles below
cooktop chassis
Minimum distance to combustible side
wall above countertop (both sides)
1 5/8” min.
(4.1 cm)
Countertop Cutout Dimensions
Installation Type
(C) Minimum
(F) Minimum
3 1/4” (8.3 cm)
19 5/8” (49.9 cm)
27 5/8” (85.4 cm)
6 7/8” (17.5 cm)
DCT365 with no raised vent
3 1/4” (8.3 cm)
19 5/8” (49.9 cm)
33 5/8” (85.4 cm)
6 7/8” (17.5 cm)
3/8” (1.0 cm)
22 3/4” (57.8 cm)
33 5/8” (85.4 cm)
6 7/8” (17.5 cm)
DCT365 with ERV3615 raised vent
* Model DCT305 is not compatible with a raised vent
3/8” min. (1.0 cm)
flat countertop overhang
required behind cutout
DCT365 cooktop
Cabinet face
3/8” min. (1.0 cm) space
behind raised vent
chassis to clear stiffener
ERV3615 raised vent.
Check raised vent
to determine proper fit
Side View - DCT365 Cooktop with ERV3615 Raised Vent
Installation Instructions
Verify Package Contents
Connecting the Gas Line
Hold down brackets (2)
Grates (3)
Burner sets (5)
Gas pressure regulator with 3/4” to 1/2” reducer
Stainless steel cleaner
Installing the Cooktop
• Do not install the cooktop without also installing the
included gas regulator. Do not use the cooktop without
the regulator installed.
• Ensure that the arrow on the regulator points in the
direction of the gas flow, towards the cooktop.
• Verify that the power supply meets the specifications
on page 4 before proceeding.
• To prevent damage to the gas pressure regulator,
install it only after the cooktop is mounted in its permanent position.
• Do not over-tighten the hold down bolts. Overtightening the hold down bolts may result in improper
operation of the dual gas burners.
• Do not use a hardening compound or caulk to permanently seal the cooktop into place. The cooktop must
be readily removable if service is required. Removal
of sealant to service the unit will be performed at the
customer’s expense.
1. If the cooktop will be used with a raised vent, install the
vent according to it’s installation instructions first.
2. Lower the cooktop into the cutout. Slide it forward as
far as possible and center it side to side.
3. Secure the cooktop to the countertop using the two (2)
provided hold-down brackets as shown.
Hold down
bracket mounting holes
(both sides)
• Verify that the gas supply meets specifications before
connection. See page 4.
Gas inlet
• Do not apply excessive pressure when tightening gas
connections and fittings.
• Do not use Teflon tape, pipe thread sealant or any
other sealing compound on the seat of flared gas line
• Test the gas lines for leaks as instructed before use.
Do not use a flame to check for leaks.
• The maximum gas supply pressure to the regulator
must never exceed 1/2 psi (3.5 kPa).
• The cooktop and shut-off valve must be disconnected
from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing exceeding 1/2 psi (3.5 kPa).
• The cooktop must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing the shut-off valve to the cooktop
during any gas supply piping system pressure testing
equal to or less than 1/2 psi (3.5 kPa).
• For LP gas installations, the LP gas tank must have its
own high-pressure regulator in addition to the pressure
regulator supplied with the cooktop.
1. Attach the gas pressure regulator (included with the
cooktop) to the cooktop pipe nipple inlet. For tight
installations, the regulator may be installed upstream
from the pipe nipple, anywhere between the shut-off
valve and the cooktop. For best performance, minimize
gas pressure loss by attaching the regulator as close
as possible to the cooktop gas inlet.
2. Complete connection of the gas supply to the cooktop
by installing a minimum 1/2” flexible gas line (not
included) between the pressure regulator and the shutoff valve.
3. Check for gas leaks:
Power cord
Turn all cooktop control valves to the OFF position.
Turn on the gas supply valve and check all lines
and connections for leaks using a soap and water
solution or a gas leak detector.
Turn the gas supply off.
Hold Down Bracket Installation
Installation Instructions
Installing the Burner Components
• Never attempt to operate the cooktop with any of the
burner parts removed.
• Do not attempt to adjust the burner air mixture settings. All adjustments are preset at the factory.
1. Remove the burner rings, burner caps and grates from
their shipping packages.
2. Assemble the burners as shown. Match the burner
parts to the correct size and type of burner. When
installing the burner components, make sure they are
centered. Twist each piece back and forth slightly until
it drops completely into place. The burners will not
operate properly unless all of the burner pieces are
properly seated. On model DCT305, the left rear burner
cap has tabs on the bottom that fit into the slots on the
top of the burner ring.
Inner burner cap
(bottom shown)
Outer burner cap
Burner ring
Line up
indentations on
bottom of burner
ring with pins on
top of base.
Burner base
SimmerSear™ Burner Assembly
(center of cooktop)
Burner cap
(bottom shown)
Fit hole in burner
ring over igniter
Burner ring
Burner cap
(bottom shown)
Burner ring
igniter is sharp
Burner base
Standard Burner Assembly
Fit hole in burner
ring over igniter
Burner base
igniter is sharp
Left Rear Standard Burner Assembly - DCT305
Installation Instructions
IMPORTANT: Install the grates as instructed below for
longest life. When installed properly, the openings in the
grates are centered over the burners.
3. Locate the notch on the bottom of each grate.
4. Use the notch on the bottom of each grate to determine
location and orientation. See diagram below. The notch
on the bottom of each grate goes towards the back of
the cooktop. The notches on the left and right grates go
toward the outside.
5. Gently lower the legs of each grate into the corresponding dimples on the cooktop.
Notch on bottom
toward back
Left grate,
curved fingers
on left
Center grate Notch on bottom
toward back
Notch on
bottom toward
Right grate,
curved fingers on
NOTE: Burner and grate size vary with model
Installation Instructions
Verifying Proper Operation
• Make sure that power to the electrical outlet is turned
off at the circuit breaker panel or fuse box and that the
gas is turned off at the gas supply valve before proceeding.
• The cooktop must be properly grounded at all times
when electrical power is applied.
Prior to operating the cooktop, read the accompanying use
and care manual carefully.
1. If the control knobs are not already in place, install the
SimmerSear knob (see knob diagrams, bottom right) on
the center valve stem. The remaining knobs install on
the valve stems to the right and left of the center knob.
2. Make sure all the cooktop burner controls are in the
OFF position.
3. Connect the power cord to the electrical outlet.
NOTE: If the cooktop does not operate properly, follow
these troubleshooting steps:
Verify that power and gas are supplied to the cooktop.
Check to make sure that the power plug is connected
to the electrical outlet and that power is turned on at
the circuit breaker panel or fuse box.
Check to make sure that the burner parts are properly
If the burner continues to spark after ignition without
stopping, have a licensed electrician check the electrical outlet for proper grounding or reversed polarity.
Repeat the above burner ignition test.
If the appliance still does not work, contact Dacor
Distinctive Service at (877) 337-3226. Do not attempt
to repair the appliance yourself. If you need service, be
sure to have the model and serial numbers available
when you call. See inside cover for location.
Dacor is not responsible for the cost of correcting problems
caused by a faulty installation.
4. Turn on power to the electrical outlet at the circuit
breaker panel or fuse box.
5. Push down and turn the left front burner control knob
slowly counterclockwise to the HIGH position. The corresponding burner indicator light
should come on. Verify that the burner igniter
sparks, then return the knob to the OFF
position. Repeat for all of the remaining
control knobs.
6. Turn on the gas supply valve.
7. Perform the following ignition test for all of the burners,
one at a time:
• Push down and turn the control knob slowly counterclockwise to the HIGH position. All of the burner
igniters will spark. It may take up to 4 seconds for
the burner to ignite, at which time the igniters will
stop sparking. If ignition does not occur within 4
seconds, turn the knob to the off position. Wait for at
least 5 minutes to allow any gas to dissipate, then
repeat the test.
SimmerSear Control Knob (Center)
• Once the burner lights, rotate the control knob counterclockwise from HIGH to LOW to adjust the flame
height progressively. On the SimmerSear burner,
only the center of the burner should be lit when the
knob is in the low position.
• When the unit is installed
properly, the flame will be
steady. It will also have a
sharp, blue inner cone proportional to the burner size.
The flame will be reduced
by the Smart Flame™ feature under the grate fingers
to increase grate life.
Normal Flame
Standard Burner Control Knob
Installation Instructions
Installation Checklist
• To ensure a safe and proper installation, the following checklist should be completed by the installer to
ensure that no part of the installation has been overlooked.
• Proper installation is the responsibility of the homeowner. The importance of proper installation of your
Dacor cooktop cannot be overemphasized.
□□ Is the electrical outlet for the cooktop grounded and
located according to these instructions and in accordance with all applicable electrical codes? See page
□□ Is the gas service for the cooktop located and installed
according to these instructions and in accordance with
all applicable codes? See page 4.
□□ Has the gas supply inlet pressure been measured to
ensure that it does not exceed the maximums stated in
these instructions? See page 4.
□□ Is the cooktop secured using the provided hold-down
brackets? See page 7.
□□ Is the cooktop connected to the gas supply according
to these instructions and in accordance with all applicable codes? Did the installer check the gas supply for
leaks? See page 7.
□□ Are the burners and grates properly installed according
to these instructions? See page 8.
□□ Has proper operation been verified?
□□ Has the warranty been activated on-line or the warranty
card filled out completely and mailed?
Wiring Diagram
Label all wires prior to dis-connection when servicing
controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and
dangerous operation.
Verify proper operation
after servicing
120 Vac, 60 Hz.
power supply
Wiring Diagram - DCT305/DCT365
Dacor ● 600 Anton Blvd. Suite 1000 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ● Phone: (800) 793-0093 ● Fax: (626) 403-3130 ● www.dacor.com