Dacor DHI361 Ventilation Hood User Manual

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For use with models:
Part No. 101744 Rev. B
I n stall at i o n I n st r u ct i o n s
(C e i l i n g M o u nt )
Important Safety Instructions........................................... 1
Product Specifications...................................................... 3
General Specifications....................................................... 3
Dimensions........................................................................ 3
Preparing for Installation................................................ 4-6
Verify the Package Contents.............................................. 4
Planning the Location........................................................ 5
Electrical Power Supply..................................................... 5
Plan the Duct Work Installation.......................................... 6
Installation Instructions................................................ 7-12
Electric Service Installation................................................ 7
Mounting Bracket Installation............................................. 7
Assemble the Hood............................................................ 7
Hanging the Range Hood................................................ 10
Install the Duct Work........................................................ 10
Final Electrical Installation................................................11
Final Chimney Assembly...................................................11
Verifying Proper Operation............................................... 12
Installation Checklist........................................................ 12
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.
If you have questions or problems with installation, contact
your Dacor dealer or the Dacor Customer Service Team.
Dacor Customer Service Team
Phone: (800) 793-0093
Web site: www.Dacor.com
CUSTOMER: Keep these installation instructions for
future reference and the local electrical inspector’s use.
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Dacor assumes no liability for changes to specifications.
© 2007 Dacor, all rights reserved
Important Safety Instructions
Important Information About Safety
Safety Symbols and Labels
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 do not understand.
Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe
personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in
severe personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices which 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 department.
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
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.
Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death when using your range hood, follow basic
safety precautions, including the following:
1. Do not install or operate this hood if it has been damaged, dropped, has damaged electrical conduit or wires or is
not working properly. If the product is damaged when received, immediately contact the dealer or builder.
2. Use this range hood only for its intended purpose as outlined in the use and care manual. Do not use this range
hood to vent hazardous or explosive materials or vapors. If you have questions, contact the manufacturer.
3. The customer should not install, repair or replace any part of the range hood unless specifically recommended in
the literature accompanying it. A qualified service technician should perform all other service. Contact the nearest
Dacor authorized service representative at (800) 793-0093, or at www.Dacor.com for examination, repair or
4. Keep all packaging materials away from children. Plastic bags can cause suffocation.
5. This range hood must be installed and grounded by a qualified installer according to these installation
instructions. All installation work and electrical wiring must be performed in accordance with all applicable codes
and standards, including fire-rated construction.
6. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with these installation instructions and the requirements
specified by the manufacturer of the cooktop or range. Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or
maintenance can cause serious personal injury or property damage.
7. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug with this appliance.
8. 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 guidelines 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.
9. When cutting or drilling into the wall or ceiling, do not damage electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
10. The installer must show the customer the location of the fuse or junction box so that the customer knows where
and how to turn the power off.
11. Before installing or servicing the range hood, switch power off at the fuse or junction box and lock the electrical
panel door to prevent power from being switched on accidentally. When the electrical panel cannot be locked,
securely fasten a prominent warning device, such as a tag, to the service panel.
12. Read the use and care manual completely before using the appliance.
13. Do not tamper with the controls.
14. Never allow the filter(s) to become blocked or clogged. Do not allow foreign objects, such as cigarettes or
napkins, to be sucked into the hood.
15. Clean the filter(s) and all grease-laden surfaces often to prevent grease fires and maintain performance.
16. If the cooktop and range hood are near a window, use an appropriate window treatment. Avoid long drapes or
other window coverings that could blow over the cooktop and hood, resulting in a fire hazard.
17. Always run the blower(s) whenever the cooktop is operating.
18. Never leave the range or cooktop unattended when a burner (or element) is in use. Boil-overs and greasy spills
may smoke and/or ignite.
19. Do not leave children alone or unattended in the area where the cooktop and range hood are in use. Never allow
children to sit or stand on an appliance. Do not let children play with a range, cooktop or range hood. Do not
store items of interest to children above or around the cooktop, range or range hood.
20. The minimum vertical distance between the cooktop surface and the exterior part of the hood must be no less
than 30” (762 mm). The vertical distance may be longer for the range or cooktop being used. Consult the range
or cooktop installation instructions for the minimum and maximum vertical distance from the appliance being
21. A minimum of two people are required to safely install this appliance.
Important Safety Instructions
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
b. NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN - you may be burned.
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.
Product Specifications
General Specifications
Tolerances: +1/16”, -0 (+1.6 mm, -0), unless otherwise stated
15 ¾” (40.0 cm)
600 CFM (1200 for units with 2
blowers) with electronic speed control
12 9/16” (31.9 cm)
12 Vac, 20 W halogen
Baffle type, dishwasher safe
430 stainless steel
120 Vac, 60 Hz (see below for current
120 Vac, 15 Amp grounded, dedicated
circuit, minimum
28” (71.1 cm) to 36” (91.4 cm)
15 ½”
(39.4 cm)*
12 ½”
(31.8 cm)
Blower Speeds 4
25 5/8”
(65.1 cm)**
Current Draw
3.75 A
3.75 A
6.75 A
7.10 A
* 18” 1/4 on models DHI482, DHI542 and DHI602
7.10 A
** 30” on models DHI482, DHI542 and DHI602
36” (91.4 cm) - 42” (106.7 cm)
48” (121.9 cm) - 54” 137.2 cm)
60” (152.4 cm)
IMPORTANT: The minimum installed distance from the
hood to the cooktop surface must be no less than 30
inches. The minimum specified distance may be higher
for the particular range or cooktop in use. Check the
manufacturers specifications for the cooktop or range.
for Installation
Package Contents
Unpack the parts box and verify that all required
components have been provided. If any item is missing or
damaged, please contact the dealer immediately. Do not
install a damaged or incomplete appliance.
Hood assembly with filter(s)
Chimney assembly (2 piece)
Mounting bracket
Blower exhaust cowling (2 blower units only)
Framework assembly (2 piece)
Mounting and assembly hardware
Use and care manual
Make sure you have everything necessary for proper
installation before proceeding.
for Installation
The electrical service to the range hood should be installed only by a licensed electrician.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances during
planning and installation. Contact your local building
department for further information.
DO NOT use the mounting anchors provided with the
unit. They are part of a standard mounting hardware package provided with many Dacor hoods, but not
suitable for use with this model.
The range hood is heavy. To prevent personal injury
and property damage caused by the hood coming
loose from the ceiling, mount the hood mounting
bracket only as specified below.
Carefully check the location where the hood is to be
installed. The hood should be placed for convenient
access. Make certain that electrical power can be
provided in the selected location.
Install the range hood and cooking appliance(s) so that
they can be removed if service is required.
Plan the installation so that all minimum dimensions
are met or exceeded (see page 3). Dimensions shown
provide minimum clearances, unless otherwise noted.
Electrical Power Supply
Electrical Specifications
It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the electrical
connection of this appliance is performed by a qualified
electrician. The electrical installation, including minimum
supply wire size and grounding, must be in accordance with
the National Electric code ANSI/NFPA* (or latest revision)
and local codes and ordinances.
Connect the hood to a 120 Vac, 60 Hz dedicated,
grounded, circuit protected by a 15 Amp circuit breaker or
time delay fuse.
*A copy of this standard may be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101
Preparing the Mounting Bracket Location
The mounting bracket must be attached directly to the
studs in the ceiling, or to a reinforced mounting block
secured to the studs. See below for mounting bracket
hole dimensions.
12 9/16”
(31.9 cm)
(27.9 cm)
6 1/8”
(15.6 cm)
Attach the mounting bracket directly above the center
of the cooktop.
Attach the mounting bracket to the mounting surfaces
with #12 screws (not supplied). The screws must be of
sufficient length to penetrate into the wood mounting
surfaces at least 1 1/2” (3.8 cm).
The mounting surface must be level.
Allow clearance in the center of the mounting bracket for the exhaust duct to pass through the ceiling
(8-inches in diameter).
for Installation
Duct Work Installation
To reduce the risk of fire and to properly exhaust
air, be sure to duct air outside the house or building.
Do not vent exhaust air into spaces within walls or
ceilings or into attics, crawl spaces or garages.
Tape all duct joints securely to prevent combustion
by-products, smoke or odors from entering the home.
Doing so will also improve system efficiency.
Do not exhaust more than one vent into a single duct.
Use only duct work constructed of materials deemed
acceptable by state, municipal and local codes.
Range hoods may interrupt the proper flow of
smoke and combustion gases from furnaces, gas
water heaters and fireplaces. To avoid drawing
lethal gases into the home, follow the manufactures
recommendation for these devices and consult NFPA
and ASHRAE recommendations.
DO NOT install an additional in-line or external
blower to increase the length of the duct run. Even
small differences between blower air flow rates can
greatly reduce the air draw by the hood.
All duct work materials (including screws and duct tape)
must be purchased separately by the customer. When
planning new duct work, always look for the shortest,
most direct route to the outside.
The hood exhaust connects to an 8-inch round duct.
You can increase the duct size over the duct run if
desired. To prevent a back draft, never decrease the
duct size over the run.
Do not rely on duct tape alone to seal duct joints.
Fasten all connections with sheet metal screws and
tape all joints with duct tape. Use sheet metal screws
as require to support the duct weight.
To prevent back-drafts, a damper at the duct outlet may
also be required.
Make sure duct work does not interfere with floor joists
or wall studs.
Calculating the Maximum Duct Run Length
The maximum straight duct length for the hood is 100
feet. For each elbow and transition added to the duct
work, a certain number of feet must be subtracted from
the maximum straight length to compensate for wind
resistance. To determine the length the duct work cannot
exceed, subtract all of the equivalent lengths of the elbows
and transitions listed below from 100 feet.
Duct Work Equivalent Lengths
90° elbow (8” Dia.)
7 feet
45° elbow (8” Dia.)
3 feet
3 1/4” x 10” to 8” round
4 foot
Wall cap with damper
30 feet
Roof cap
30 feet
Duct Work Design Tips
Wherever possible, reduce the number of transitions
and turns to as few sharp angles as possible. Two
staggered 45° angles are better than one 90°.
Keep turns as far away from the hood exhaust as
possible, with as much space between each bend as
For best performance, use round duct instead of
rectangular, especially when elbows are required.
If multiple elbows are used, try to keep a minimum of
24” (61 cm) of straight duct between them.
Avoid “S” or “back to back” configurations of adjacent
In regions where the weather gets extremely cold,
thermal breaks, such as a short section of non-metallic
duct, should be used to avoid indoor heat loss. The
break should be located as close to the pass through
point to the outside as possible.
Do not use flexible metal duct.
Do not use duct work that is smaller in cross-sectional
area than the recommended size duct (8” round).
Installation Instructions
Do not install the range hood unless the electrical
service provided meets the range hood specifications.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances during
planning and installation. Contact your local building
department for further information.
A qualified technician must complete the installation
of this built-in appliance. The owner is responsible to
make sure the hood is properly installed.
To avoid an electric shock hazard and property
damage, locate electric wires and water pipes and
avoid drilling in the vicinity.
The range hood is heavy. To prevent personal
injury and property damage install the hood only as
specified below. Make sure all screws used to mount
and assemble the hood are tight.
Lifting and hanging the range hood requires two
people. Do not attempt to lift the hood without
1. Place the hood assembly on a soft surface with the
bottom side down during assembly to avoid damage.
2. Tip the hood up on it’s side and remove the filter(s) to
reduce weight and avoid damage.
3. Inside the exhaust outlet(s) there are metal or plastic
damper flaps. The flaps close to help prevent backdrafts when the blower is turned off. Make sure all the
flaps open and close freely before proceeding. Remove
any shipping tape that may be present.
Electric Service Installation
The electrical connection box must be:
Connected to a 120 Vac, 60 Hz dedicated, grounded,
circuit protected by a 15 Amp circuit breaker or time
delay fuse.
Located a minimum of 17” (43.2 cm) above the bottom
of the range hood.
Mounting Bracket Installation
1. Locate the mounting bracket and position it against the
ceiling at the previously determined mounting location
(see page 5).
2. Using a pencil, mark the four mounting hole locations
on the ceiling.
4. Remove the tape that holds the wiring in place on top
of the hood during shipment.
5. On models with two blowers: Put the exhaust cowling
over the blower outlets on the top of the hood. Fasten
the cowling in place with 14 machine screws.
3. Drill four 1/16” (1.6 mm) pilot holes at the mounting
hole locations.
4. Attach the bracket using four #12 screws (not
supplied). Make sure the screws penetrate into the
wood mounting surfaces 1 1/2” (3.8 cm).
Installation Instructions
Hood Assembly (cont)
6. Separate the bottom framework piece from the top
framework piece. The top frame work piece has 5-inch
slots on the the sides. The bottom piece has a series of
holes on the sides.
7. Position the bottom framework piece on top of the
hood. Slide the studs on the top of the hood into the
holes on the bottom of the framework piece. The cutouts for the wiring allow the bottom framework piece
to fit on only one way. If it does not fit properly, turn it
180° so that the cut-outs line up. Make sure all wiring is
tucked inside the framework piece and are not pinched.
8. Use eight provided lock washers and nuts to secure the
bottom framework piece to the top of the hood.
9. Attach the hood junction box to the rim of the bottom
framework piece using two machine screws as shown.
10. Attach the external motor terminal block to the rim of
the bottom framework piece using two machine screws
as shown. It mounts on the opposite side of the hood
junction box.
Installation Instructions
11. Determine the required framework height. To determine the required framework height:
• Measure the distance from the ceiling to the
Subtract the height at which the hood will be
mounted (30” minimum) and the hood thickness
(12 1/2”) from the distance measured.
12. Put the top framework piece over the bottom framework
piece. The mounting slots on the top piece must be up.
13. Use four machine screws to fasten the top piece to
the bottom piece. The total height of the two pieces
together must equal the required framework height
determined above.
14. Remove the protective plastic covering from both
pieces of the chimney assembly. Do not remove the
protective tape strips from the inside. They protect the
telescoping pieces from scratching during installation.
15. Carefully slide both sections together so that only the
vents on the top section show.
16. Hold the chimney vertically with the vents up.
17. Carefully put the chimney over the top of the
framework, taking care not to scratch the surfaces.
Make sure the Dacor logo faces the same side as the
control panel.
18. Make sure any wires are tucked in behind the chimney
and are not pinched.
Installation Instructions
Range Hood
Duct Work
To prevent personal injury, do not rely on the
mounting springs to hold the hood assembly in place
on the ceiling. Once the hood is hooked in place
IMMEDIATELY secure the framework to the mounting
bracket as described below.
1. Before raising the hood into position, lift it up and orient
it so that the control panel faces the same direction as
the front of the cooktop or range.
2. Lift the hood assembly up on both sides and slip the
end of the framework over the mounting bracket. Push
up until all four mounting springs protrude out of the
mounting slots on the top of the framework.
3. Attach the framework to the mounting bracket using
four self-tapping screws.
Do not use screws to attach the duct work to the
hood exhaust outlet. Use duct tape only. Screws may
prevent the damper flaps on the top of the hood from
Install the duct work system. Lift the chimney up
and reach inside the framework to access the hood
exhaust. Attach the duct to the hood exhaust with duct
tape alone. Use sheet metal screws (not provided) and
duct tape on all the remaining duct system joints.
duct work
through ceiling,
connects to
exhaust outlet
inside framework
Installation Instructions
Final Electrical Installation
To avoid electrical shock or fire hazard, make sure
the power supply at the fuse or junction box is turned
off before proceeding with final electrical installation.
Improper connection of the hood electrical wiring may
create an electric shock or fire hazard and may result
in damage to the hoods electrical system.
Do not ground the hood to the neutral (white) power
supply wire. Connect the hood ground wire to a
separate, properly grounded wire installed by a
licensed electrician.
Final Chimney Assembly
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to pinch the electrical wires
while assembling the chimney.
1. Move the chimney up toward the ceiling. Line up the
holes on the side of the chimney, above the vents, with
the holes on the side of the mounting bracket.
Connect the house power supply wires to the wires
coming out of the hood junction box, inside the
1. Connect the white wire from the hood to the neutral
(white) power supply wire.
2. Connect the black wire from the hood to the hot (black)
power supply wire.
3. Connect the green and yellow wire from the hood to
the house ground (green) wire from the junction box.
black to black
white to white
2. Attach the sides of the chimney to the bracket using
two machine screws, one on each side.
to green
3. Carefully, slide the bottom portion of the chimney down
until it rests on the top of the range hood.
Reinstall the range hood filter(s) before operation.
Installation Instructions
Verifying Proper Operation
1. Turn on power at the junction or fuse box.
2. If the control panel is not lit, remove the filter(s) and
turn on the main power switch located behind the filters
on the underside of the hood. Replace the filter(s).
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
Proper installation is the responsibility of the
homeowner. The importance of proper installation of
your Dacor range hood cannot be overemphasized.
Is the mounting bracket properly attached to the ceiling
according to the instructions on page 7?
Is the hood properly secured to the mounting bracket
with the machine screws (see page 10)?
Is the duct work completely installed? Are all joints
attached with sheet metal screws and wrapped with
duct tape (see pages 6 and 10)?
Is the range hood wired and grounded according to
these instructions and in accordance with all applicable
electrical codes (see page 11)?
Are the filters properly installed according to the use
and care manual?
Has proper operation been verified?
3. Touch the light key. Verify that all the lights come on.
4. Touch the light key again to turn the lights off.
5. Touch the blower “+” key once and release. Verify that
one light is showing on the blower speed indicator and
that the blower is on at low speed.
6. Touch and release the blower “+” repeatedly, three
times. Verify that with each touch of the key the number
of lights on the blower speed indicator increases and
that the blower speed increases.
7. Touch and hold the blower “-” key until the blower
turns off.
If the hood fails to operate properly:
Verify that power is supplied to the hood.
Check the electrical connections to ensure that the
installation has been completed correctly.
Repeat the above test.
If the appliance still does not work, contact an
authorized Dacor service company at (800) 793-0093.
Do not attempt to repair the appliance yourself. Dacor
is not responsible for service required to correct a faulty
Have any problems been noted on the warranty card
or during the on-line warranty activation? Has the
warranty been activated on-line or the warranty card
filled out completely and mailed?
Dacor ● 1440 Bridge Gate Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 ● Tel: (800) 793-0093 ● FAX: (626) 403-3130 ● www.Dacor.com