UseandCare& Installation Guide
36 ² Vented Hood
Safety Instructions ...Front Cover, 2
Installation................................................4–6
Operating Instructions.............2, 3
Damper/Duct Connector .............................4
Electrical Wiring..............................................6
Filter Panel ...................................................3, 5
Mounting Brackets.........................................5
Automatic Heat Sensor.................................3
Controls.............................................................2
Cleaning ...........................................................3
Filter ...................................................................3
Light Bulb Replacement ...............................3
Consumer Services .........................7
Important Phone Numbers ..........................7
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read and save these instructions.
WARNING—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO
PERSONS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
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.
Sufficient air is needed for proper combustion
and exhausting of gases through the flue
(chimney) of fuel-burning equipment to
prevent backdrafting. 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.
This unit must be grounded.
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GE Appliances
Models: JV694 JV695 JV960
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE:
A. Keep fan, filters and grease laden surfaces clean.
B. Always turn hood ON when cooking at high heat.
C. Use high range settings on range only when
necessary. Heat oil slowly on low to medium
setting.
D. Don’t leave range unattended when cooking.
E. Always use cookware and utensils appropriate
for the type and amount of food being prepared.
WARNING—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
INJURY TO PERSONS IN THE EVENT OF
A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE, OBSERVE
THE FOLLOWING*:
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
DEPARTMENT.
B. NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN—
You may be burned.
C. DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dishcloths
or towels—a violent steam explosion will result.
D. Use an extinguisher ONLY if:
1. You know you have a Class ABC extinguisher,
and you already know how to operate it.
2. The fire is small and contained in the area
where it started.
3. The fire department is being called.
4. You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
*Based on “Kitchen Fire Safety Tips” published
by NFPA.
CAUTION—For general ventilating use only. Do
not use to exhaust hazardous or explosive materials
and vapors.
Installation Instructions for General
Electric Hood
WARNING—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO
PERSONS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
A. Installation work and electrical wiring
must be done by qualified persons(s) in
accordance with all applicable codes and
standards, including fire-rated construction.
B. Ducted fans must always be vented to the
outdoors.
WARNING—To reduce the risk of fire, use only
metal ductwork.
Important—Save for the local electrical
inspector’s use.
If You Need Service…
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of
your hood unless it is specifically recommended
in this guide. All other servicing should be
referred to a qualified technician.
READ AND SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Always turn your hood on before you begin cooking to establish an air flow
in the kitchen. Let the hood run for a few minutes to clean the air after you
turn the range off. This will keep the whole kitchen cleaner.
Controls
The hood is “OFF” when the glass visor is pushed
completely in.
LIGHT–The light will turn “ON” when the glass
visor is pulled out approximately 1/2 inch.
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BLOWER–The blower will turn “ON” when the
drawer is pulled out approximately 11⁄2 inches.
The blower speed is set using the slide control,
located to the right of the drawer.
Your hood is equipped with an automatic thermostat.
This thermostat is a device that will turn on or speed
up the blower if it senses excessive heat above the
cooking surface.
If your blower is not on, or if it is running at low speed,
the thermostat will sense excessive cooking heat,
override the normal blower control and turn the blower
on to high speed. The blower will run until the
temperature drops to normal operating level. The blower
will then automatically return to its original setting.
CARE AND CLEANING
WARNING: ALWAYS DISCONNECT ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY BEFORE SERVICING HOOD.
The glass visor assembly and light lens are easily
removable for cleaning:
DO NOT clean in a dishwasher.
Remove the light lens by opening the filter panel and
turning the 2 metal clips holding the lens in place.
Filter
Slide the glass visor open.
Open the filter panel
by turning the two clips and
allowing it to swing free.
Flex the filter in the middle
Panel clip
to remove it.
Wash and rinse the filter in a
mild detergent solution.
Replace the filter before using the exhaust fan.
Glass visor
Grasp filter
and bend to
remove
Operating Instructions
Use a mild detergent suitable for painted surfaces.
DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLOTH, STEEL WOOL
PADS, OR SCOURING POWDERS. Vacuum the
blower to clean it. Do not immerse the blower in water.
Important Safety Instructions
Automatic Heat Sensor
Filter panel
Stainless Steel (on some models)
This hood uses an F20T12 fluorescent tube and an
FS-2 starter, which are available at most hardware
stores or home centers.
If the tube flickers or does not light, check the prongs
on the ends of the tube to make sure they are properly
seated in the tube holders.
If the tube continues to flicker or does not light,
replace the tube. Slide the tube into the holders and
rotate the tube so that the prongs in the holders grip
the tube and hold it in place.
If the ends of the tube light but the center does not,
the starter may require replacement. The starter is
located behind the filter panel on the right hand side.
Install the new starter by pushing the starter in and
turning it clockwise.
Clean with warm sudsy water, a stainless steel cleaner
such as Kleen King®, or an all-purpose liquid or spray
cleaner. Always scrub in the direction of the grain.
Rinse thoroughly with a sponge or cloth and clean
water. Dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Do not use a soap-filled steel wool pad; it will scratch
the surface.
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Cleaning
Light Bulb Replacement
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
PLAN THE INSTALLATION
INSTALL THE HOOD
Caution: Remove the house fuse or open
the circuit breaker before beginning the
installation.
Your new hood will fit a standard 36² wide flush
bottom or recessed bottom, framed or frameless
kitchen cabinet which has a minimum depth of
11² from the face to the inside of the back wall.
The unit is ducted vertically. To change to
horizontal ducting see the instructions.
For safe operation, the mounted hood must be
a minimum of 18² above the cooking surface.
For easiest installation, the range hood should
be installed in the cabinet before mounting the
cabinet to the wall.
NOTE: Remove the glass visor from the
unit before installing the hood in the cabinet
to protect the visor from damage.
This hood can easily be installed by following
these basic steps:
• Mark and cut out the cabinet bottom.
• Secure the hood to the cabinet.
• Mount the cabinet on the wall.
• Connect the ductwork and the power cable.
1. Mark and cut out the cabinet bottom.
Prepare the cabinet bottom as shown above. Be
sure to locate the cut-out and four holes from the
front of the cabinet to assure a flush mount.
2. Attach the damper/duct connector.
FRONT
OF HOOD
Use two (2) screws (provided) to attach the
connector to the housing. The damper flap should
open in the direction indicated by the arrow.
3. Remove the electrical knockout.
Choose either the top or side of the housing
for the electrical cable entrance. Remove the
appropriate knockout.
4. Set the housing into the opening.
Carefully lower the housing into the cabinet
opening with the slide control to the front.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
5. Remove the access cover.
6. Open the filter panel.
7. Install the mounting brackets.
Hold the left hand mounting bracket in place on
the side of the housing as shown.
PANEL
CLIP
Two (2) sets of screws are provided. Use the short
screws for flush bottom cabinets or long screws
for recessed bottom cabinets. Insert two (2)
screws through the housing and into the mounting
bracket. Do not tighten screws completely.
VISOR
SLIDES
Pull the visor slides out. Rotate the panel clips
and swing the panel open.
Insert two (2) screws, short or long as
appropriate, through the control box and
into the other mounting bracket. Do not
tighten the screws completely.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
8. Secure the hood to the cabinet.
Align the hood with the sides and front edge of
the cabinet. Tighten the screws in each mounting
bracket. Place plastic caps (provided) over the
ends of these screws from the inside of the cabinet.
Install two (2) additional screws into the cabinet
bottom, through the front mounting holes along
the front edge of the hood.
9. Replace the access cover.
Secure the access cover with the two (2) screws
removed in step 5.
10. Mount the cabinet on the wall.
Make sure the cabinet is securely attached
to the wall and/or adjoining cabinets. The
mounted cabinet must be able to support the
added weight of the hood.
11. Attach the ductwork and the front trim.
CAUTION: DO NOT TURN THE BREAKER
ON OR INSERT THE HOUSE FUSE AT
THIS TIME.
13. Install the glass visor assembly.
VISOR
TRIM
VISOR
SLIDE
Slide the glass into the visor slides, above each
visor clamp (see the illustration in step 14). Align
the visor trim and tighten the thumb screws to
secure the glass.
To remove the glass visor:
Simply loosen the thumb screws and pull the
glass from the visor slides.
14. Fine adjustments to the visor trim
position.
VISOR
CLAMP
Complete the ductwork from the hood to the
outside using a roof cap or elbow and wall cap.
Tape all joints. Shelves may be installed if
trimmed to clear the ductwork.
The front trim piece covers the gap between the
housing and the front edge of the cabinet cut-out.
Mount the front trim to the housing with two (2)
screws (provided).
12. Connect the electrical wiring.
Remove the wire box cover. Attach the power
cable to the hood using the proper connector.
Connect black to black, white to white and green
or bare wire to ground screw. Replace the wire
box cover.
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The visor slides each have a screw for adjusting
the height of the visor trim, if necessary. The
vertical adjustment screw allows the top and
bottom edges of the visor trim to be matched
with the control trim.
15. Connect the power.
16. Check operation.
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information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free!
800.626.2000
Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GE Answer Center®
information service is available to help. Your call—and your question— will be
answered promptly and courteously. And you can call any time. GE Answer
Center® service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In-Home Repair Service
800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737)
A GE consumer service professional will provide expert repair service,
scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you. Many GE Consumer Service
company-operated locations offer you service today or tomorrow, or at your convenience (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays).
Our factory-trained technicians know your appliance inside and out—so most
repairs can be handled in just one visit.
The Problem Solver
GE Answer Center®
For Customers With Special Needs…
2’ 6"
TBXTOLITE
ON WALL
SINGLE CONTROL
FAUCET
6’ 10"
8"
5"
1’ 0"
7"
3’
1/8"
800.626.2000
6"
5"
FLUORESCENT
FIXTURE
THIS LIGHT CAN
BE INSTALLED
IN BOTTOM OF
WALL CABINETS
2’ 10"
SECTION A-A
R SHALLOW DEPTH SINKS (6") WITH REAR DRAIN.
SINK SHOULD ALSO BE UNDERCOATED
SCALE 1’=1"
Upon request, GE will provide
Braille controls for a variety of GE
appliances, and a brochure to
assist in planning a barrier-free
kitchen for persons with limited
mobility. To obtain these items,
free of charge, call 800.626.2000.
Consumers with impaired hearing or speech who have
access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter may
call 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) to request
information or service.
800-626-2224
You can have the secure feeling that GE Consumer Service will still be there
after your warranty expires. Purchase a GE contract while your warranty is still
in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount. With a multiple-year contract,
you’re assured of future service at today’s prices.
Parts and Accessories
800-626-2002
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances
can have parts or accessories sent directly to their home.
The GE parts system provides access to over 47,000
parts…and all GE Genuine Renewal Parts are fully
warranted. VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards
are accepted.
User maintenance instructions contained in this guide
cover procedures intended to be performed by any user.
Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified
service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since
improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.
Consumer Services
Service Contracts
YOUR 36² HOOD
WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check
here. Proof of original purchase date
is needed to obtain service
under warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace
any part of the hood that fails
because of a manufacturing defect.
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WHAT IS NOT COVERED
• Service trips to your home to
teach you how to use the product.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions
about operating the product,
please contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
• Replacement of the replaceable
filters.
• Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
• Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended
purpose or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused by
accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
WARRANTOR IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
• Improper installation.
If you have an installation
problem, contact your dealer or
installer. You are responsible for
providing adequate electrical,
exhausting and other connecting
facilities as described in the
Installation Instructions provided
with the product.
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use in
the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and
Washington, D.C. In Alaska the
warranty is the same except that it is
LIMITED because you must pay to
ship the product to the service shop
or for the service technician’s travel
costs to your home.
All warranty service will be
provided by our Factory Service
Centers or by our authorized
Customer Care® servicers during
normal working hours.
Should your appliance need
service, during warranty period
or beyond, call 800-GE-CARES
(800-432-2737).
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
JV694
Part No. 164D3333P141
Pub No. 49-8906
99 04 2020C
3-98
CG
JV695
JV960
Printed in the United States