Installation Instructions Free-Standing Electric Ranges 2 PREPARE THE OPENING (FOR INDOOR USE ONLY) 3 ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS See illustrations for all rough-in and spacing dimensions. The range may be placed with 0” clearance (flush) at the back wall and side walls of the cabinet. WARNING: This appliance must be properly grounded. WARNING: All new constructions, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and installations where Questions? Call 1.800.GE.CARES (1.800.432.2737) or visit www.GEAppliances.com • Note to consumer – Keep these instructions for future reference. • Skill level – Installation of this appliance requires a qualified installer or electrician. • Proper installation is the responsibility of the installer. • Product failure due to improper installation is not covered under warranty. 36 ø ” 46 3/4” 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. WARNING³ 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. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED Drill with 1/8” Bit Safety Glasses Adjustable Wrench Level Tin Snips Tape Measure Pliers 1/4” Nut Driver 1 REMOVE PACKAGING MATERIALS: Failure to remove packaging materials could result in damage to the appliance. Remove all packing parts from oven, racks, heating elements and drawer. Also, remove protective film and labels on the outer door, cooktop and control panel. 5 3-WIRE INSTALLATION (GROUND IS THROUGH THE NEUTRAL WIRE) 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. Terminal block Failure follow this instruction may result in potential (appearance may vary) 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.) 21 ø 4” Check with your local utilities for electrical codes which apply in your area. Failure to wire your oven according to governing codes could result 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. MINIMUM DIMENSIONS BETWEEN COOKTOP, WALLS AND ABOVE THE COOKTOP: A. Make sure the wall covering, countertop, flooring and cabinets around the range can withstand the heat (up to 200°F) generated by the range. B. Allow 30” minimum clearance between surface units and bottom of unprotected wood or metal cabinet, or allow a 24” minimum when bottom of wood or metal cabinet is protected by no less than 1/4” thick flame retardant millboard covered with not less than No 28 MSG sheet metal, (.015”), .015” thick stainless steel, .024” aluminum or .020” copper. Ground plate Red or Black Red or Black White Power cord Conduit Terminal block Wire tips Red or Black Conduit B Red or Black C Both Sides NOTE C A 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 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. A SINGLE OVEN C. This appliance has been approved for 0” spacing to adjacent surfaces above the cooktop. However, a 6” minimum spacing to surfaces less than 15” above the cooktop and adjacent cabinet is recommended to reduce exposure to steam, grease splatter and heat. To reduce the risk of burns or fire when reaching over hot surface elements, cabinet storage space above the cooktop should be avoided. If cabinet storage space is to be provided above the cooktop, the risk can be reduced by installing a range hood that projects at least 5” beyond the front of the cabinets. Cabinets installed above the cooktop must be no deeper than 13”. Screw to remove terminal block cover DOUBLE OVEN Rating plate Wire cover 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 cover C Terminal block (appearance may vary) Knockout ring in bracket 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. Strain relief Terminal block Knockout ring removed Bracket Power cord D 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 without a squeeze connector. The squeeze connector MUST be installed before reinstalling the rear range wiring cover. Rating plate Squeeze connector Conduit Terminal block Bracket Proceed to step 5 or 6. 6 4-WIRE INSTALLATION (SEPARATE GROUND WIRE) 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. Ground strap PROCEED TO STEP 7. 05-13 GE Floor Cord NOTE: Use a 4’ power cord to prevent interference with the storage drawer. Power cords 41ø2’ to 6’ long may have to be dressed to allow for proper drawer closing. WARNING: Fire hazard Terminal block screws must be securely tightened. Failure to do so may result in potential fire hazard. White 31-10892 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. 5” 31 ø 2” WARNING: Power Cord Neutral terminal 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. 71 ø 2” Anti-Tip Bracket Kit Included 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.) (UL Listed 40 AMP) 4-Wire Cord 4’ long OR 3-Wire Cord 4’ long CL of range 7” Outlet box Install the outlet box on either side of the CL WARNING MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED Wall 26 1/4” 29” 71 ø 2” 5 screws to remove wire cover Retaining tabs 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. 1 4 w/o handle Remove wire cover (on the back of range) by removing screws using a 1/4” nut driver. You can access the terminal block by either removing a terminal block cover (on some models) or the wire cover. Do not discard these screws. Back of range Back of range To prevent shock, remove house fuse or open circuit breaker before beginning installation. 30” FOR YOUR SAFETY: To prevent fire or shock, do not use an extension cord with this appliance. 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. with handle Squeeze Connector (For Conduit Installations Only) WARNING: WARNING: 8 1/2” Read these instructions completely and carefully. • ,03257$17³ Save these instructions for local inspector’s use. • ,03257$17³ Observe all governing codes and ordinances. • Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these instructions with consumer. A local codes do not allow grounding through neutral, require a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord. In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca BEFORE YOU BEGIN 4 POWER CORD AND CONDUIT INSTALLATION 7 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. Cord and Conduit Ground strap Back of range or Ground strap Neutral FOR POWER CORD INSTALLATION terminal A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the terminal block. Do not loosen the upper screws. After–Power Cord B. Remove the ground screw and ground plate and retain them. C. Cut the ground strap below the terminal Neutral block and discard the lower section. Terminal terminal D. Insert the ground screw through the ground block plate (removed earlier) and back into the Ground plate range frame. Tighten securely, but do not (grounding to over-tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs.) range) Red or E. Insert the 3 terminal screws through each Black power cord terminal ring and back into the terminal block. Be certain the white wire is White in the center. Securely tighten each screw Red or Ground Black (35 to 50 in-lbs. screw Green FOR CONDUIT INSTALLATION or Bare A. Remove the 3 lower screws from the terminal block. Do not loosen the upper screws. B. Remove the ground screw and ground plate After–Conduit and retain them. C. Cut the ground strap below the terminal block and discard the lower section. D. Insert the bare ground bare wire tip (insulation Terminal block Ground plate stripped 5/8”) between the range frame (grounding to and the ground plate (removed earlier) range) and secure it in place with the ground Wire tips screw. Tighten securely, but do not overRed or tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs). Red or Black E. Insert the wire tips (insulation stripped 5/8”) Black into the bottom terminal block openings. Be White certain the white wire is in the center. On certain models, the wire must be inserted Ground Green through an opening in the ground strap. screw or Bare 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. 9 LEVEL THE RANGE (CONT.) Back of range 5 screws to remove wire cover Retaining tabs Screw to remove terminal block cover Terminal block cover Wire cover 8 ANTI-TIP DEVICE INSTALLATION To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the range must be secured by a properly installed WARNING anti-tip bracket. See installation instructions Tip-Over Hazard shipped with the bracket for complete details • A child or adult can tip the range and be killed. before attempting to install. • Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor. • Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the To check if the bracket is installed and range back such that the foot is engaged. engaged properly, look underneath the range • Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved. to see that the rear leveling leg is engaged • Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns in the bracket. On some models, the storage to children or adults. drawer or kick panel can be removed for easier inspection. If visual inspection is not possible, slide the range forward, confirm the anti-tip bracket is securely attached to the floor or wall, and slide the range back so the leveling leg is under the anti-tip bracket. If the range is pulled from the wall for any reason, always repeat this procedure to verify the range is properly secured by the anti-tip bracket. Never completely remove the leveling legs or the range will not be secured to the anti-tip bracket. 9 LEVEL THE RANGE WARNING: Never completely remove the leveling leg as the range will not be secured to the anti-tip device properly. Plug in unit and slide into place. Pull drawer out until it stops. B Lift front of drawer until the stops clear the guide. Remove the drawer. C Install the oven shelves in the oven and position the range where it will be installed. D Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves. Spirit level 7DNHWZRUHDGLQJV³ZLWKWKHOHYHOSODFHGGLDJRQDOO\ILUVW in one direction and then the other. E The front leveling legs can be adjusted from the bottom and the rear legs can be adjusted from the top or the bottom. Use an adjustable wrench to adjust the leveling legs until the range is level. F Position cord so that it does not interfere with drawer. Place drawer rail on guides. Push the drawer in until it stops. H Lift front of drawer and push in until the stops clear the guides. I Lower the front of the drawer and push in until it closes. Lower range Leg leveler MODELS WITH BAKING, WARMING DRAWERS OR DOUBLE OVEN Raise range A Plug in the unit. B Measure the height of your countertop at the rear of the opening (X). C Adjust two rear leveling legs so that the rear of cooktop is at the same height as the counter (Y). D Slide unit into place. E Install oven shelves in the oven and position the range where it will be installed. F Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves. 7DNHWZRUHDGLQJV³ZLWKWKHOHYHOSODFHGGLDJRQDOO\ILUVWLQRQHGLUHFWLRQ and then the other. G Adjust front leveling legs until the range is level. X Y 10 FINAL INSTALLATION CHECKLIST • Check to make sure the circuit breaker is closed (RESET) or the circuit fuses are replaced. • Be sure power is in service to the building. • 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. • 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 proper replacement. • Check to make sure that the rear leveling leg is fully inserted into the Anti-Tip bracket and that the bracket is securely installed. OPERATION CHECKLIST MODELS WITH STORAGE DRAWER OR KICK PANELS A G Stop • Turn on one of the surface units to observe that the element glows within 60 seconds. Turn the unit off when glow is detected. If the glow is not detected within the time limit, recheck the range wiring connections. If change is required, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for proper connections and voltage. • Check that the Clock (on models so equipped) display is energized. If a series of horizontal red lines appear in the display, disconnect power immediately. Recheck the range wiring connections. If change is made to connections, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for proper connections and voltage. It is recommended that the clock be changed if the red lines appear. • Be sure all range controls are in the OFF position before leaving the range.