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Part No. 101745 Rev. A-1
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M o u nt R an g e H o o d
Before You Begin............................................................... 1
Important Safety Instructions........................................ 1-3
Product Specifications...................................................... 3
General Specifications...................................................... 3
Dimensions....................................................................... 3
Preparing for Installation................................................ 4-5
Verify Package Contents................................................... 4
Location Planning.............................................................. 4
Electrical Power Supply.................................................... 5
Plan Duct Work Installation............................................... 5
Installation Instructions................................................ 6-11
Install the Electrical Connection........................................ 6
Install the Chimney Mounting Bracket.............................. 6
Install Blower Mounting Bracket..................................... 6-7
Install the Duct Work......................................................... 7
Hanging the Blower Assembly.......................................... 8
Electrical Connection........................................................ 9
Install the Chimney...................................................... 9-10
Install the Hood............................................................... 10
Verify Proper Operation...................................................11
Installation Checklist........................................................11
Notes................................................................................. 12
Before You Begin...
Before you begin the installation process, read this entire
installation instruction manual. There are key details
that you should take special care to observe during the
installation. By reading these instructions carefully, you will
make the installation process easier, problem-free and,
most importantly, safe.
Any questions or problems with the installation should
be directed to your Dacor ® dealer or the Dacor ®
Customer Service Department at 800.793.0093 or email
customerservice@Dacor.com. You can also visit our web
site at www.Dacor.com.
Save these instructions for the building inspector’s use and for future reference by the owner.
Important Safety Instructions
What You Need to Know About Safety
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words and Labels
Warnings and Important Safety Instructions appearing
in this guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions
and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution
and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining or
operating an appliance.
Always contact Dacor ® about problems or conditions you
do not understand.
DANGER – Immediate hazards which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death.
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury or property damage.
To avoid the possibility of explosion or fire, do not store or use combustible, flammable or explosive vapors and liquids
(such as gasoline) inside or in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Also keep items that could explode, such as
aerosol cans away from cooktop burners, ovens and range hoods. Do not store flammable or explosive materials in
adjacent cabinets or areas.
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) 772-7778, 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 this appliance.
13. Do not tamper with the controls.
14. Never allow the filters to become blocked or clogged. Do not allow foreign objects, such as cigarettes or napkins,
to be sucked into the hood.
15. Clean the filters 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 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 vertical distance from the appliance being used.
21. A minimum of two people are required to safely install this appliance. Do not attempt to lift the glass hood
assembly alone.
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.
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
600CFM with electronic speed control
Blower Speeds 4
120VAC, 50W halogen (1)
Mesh type, dishwasher safe (2)
+1/6”, -0, unless
otherwise stated
430 stainless steel with tempered glass
120VAC, 60Hz, 3.5 Amps
IMPORTANT: The minimum installed distance from
the hood to the cooktop surface must be no less than 30
inches (26 inches for an electric cooktop). The minimum
specified distance may be higher for the particular range or
cooktop in use. Check the manufacturers specifications for
the cooktop or range.
Package Contents
for Installation
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.
Blower assembly with filters
Chimney assembly (2 piece)
Chimney mounting bracket
Blower assembly mounting bracket
Tempered glass hood
Mounting and assembly hardware
Mounting hardware template
Use and care manual
Location Planning
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.
Plan the installation so that all minimum dimensions are
met or exceeded (see page 3). Dimensions shown provide
minimum clearances, unless otherwise noted.
All contact surfaces between the hood and any cabinets or
walls must be solid and at right angles.
Install the range hood and cooking appliance(s) so that
they can be removed if service is required.
Make sure you have everything necessary for proper
installation before proceeding with the installation.
NOTE: The mounting hardware
included with the hardware
packet is suitable for mounting
to brick and masonry only. If
mounting the range hood to
drywall, Dacor ® strongly recommends
the using an anchoring system
designed for use with drywall.
In addition, Dacor ® strongly
recommends that you install
a reinforced mounting block
between the studs behind all
hood mounting locations.
Electrical Power Supply
for Installation
When planning new duct work, always look for the
shortest, most direct route to the outside. Venting can
be done through the roof or directly through the back
wall to the outside.
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02269-9101
Make sure duct work does not interfere with floor joists
or wall studs.
This hood requires a dedicated 120VAC, 60Hz, 15A circuit.
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.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances during
planning and installation. Contact your local building
department for further information.
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.
*A copy of the standard may be obtained from:
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.
Calculating the Maximum Duct Run Length
Duct Work Equivalent Lengths
90° elbow
15 feet
45° elbow
9 feet
3 1/4” x 10” to 8” round
1 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 possible.
All duct work materials (including screws and duct tape)
must be purchased separately by the customer.
For best performance, use round duct instead of
rectangular, especially when elbows are required.
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.
If multiple elbows are used, try to keep a minimum of
24” of straight duct between them. Avoid “S” or “back to
back” configurations of adjacent elbows.
Do not rely on duct tape alone to seal duct joints.
Fasten all connections with sheet metal screws and
tape all joints with certified silver tape or duct tape.
Use sheet metal screws as require to support the duct
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.
To prevent back-drafts, a damper at the duct outlet may
also be required.
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.
4. Locate the chimney mounting bracket and position it
against the ceiling as shown. Center it on the vertical
center line drawn on the wall.
Install the Electrical
The electrical service to the range hood should be installed only by a licensed electrician.
The electrical connection box must be:
Connected to a 120VAC, 60Hz dedicated, grounded,
circuit protected by a 15 amp circuit breaker or time
delay fuse.
Located a minimum of 17 inches above the underside
of the range hood.
Located a maximum of three inches to the right or left
of the central line of the range hood as you face the
Install the Chimney Mounting
1. Determine the vertical center line for the range hood.
The center line for the hood is usually the same as the
center line of the range or cooktop.
2. Using a pencil, mark the vertical center line on the wall
from where the bottom of hood will be located to where
the top of the chimney will be located.
3. Draw a horizontal line 9 inches long at 90° to the
vertical center line where the bottom of the hood will be
located. The minimum allowable distance is 30” above
the cooktop.
5. Mark the ceiling in two places through the holes in the
top of the bracket. Remove the bracket from the ceiling.
6. Drill 5/16” holes through the two spots marked on the
7. Insert the two of the provided wall anchors into the
holes on the ceiling.
8. Place the chimney mounting bracket against the ceiling
and attach it using two included 1 1/2” screws.
Install Blower Mounting
1. Find the mounting bracket template in the shipping
box. Put the template against the wall and line up the
horizontal line drawn on the wall with the horizontal line
on the template.
2. Line up the vertical line drawn on the wall with the
center line on the template. Iron out all creases and
folds and tape the template to the wall using tape that
will not damage the wall finish.
3. Using a sharp object, mark the wall through the
template at the center of the three blower mounting
bracket hole positions (near the top) and the position of
the two “L” brackets, near the bottom.
4. Remove the template.
Installation Instructions
5. Drill the mounting holes...
If mounting the hood to brick or masonry:
Drill five 5/16” X 1 1/2” holes in the locations
Insert five of the provided wall anchors into the five
holes. The anchors provided are for attaching the
hood to masonry or brick only.
the Duct Work
IMPORTANT - The installed duct work must:
Be centered on the vertical center line drawn on the
Fit flush into the half circle on the chimney mounting
bracket, if the duct work is to enter the chimney through
the ceiling rather than through the back wall).
Extend down as far as the top of the blower assembly
mounting bracket.
Mounting to brick or masonry
If mounting the hood to drywall:
Drill five appropriate sized holes for the mounting
hardware being used. The drywall mounting
hardware must be purchased separately.
Mounting to drywall or plaster
6. Attach the blower assembly mounting bracket and the
“L” brackets securely to the wall (5 places).
Installation Instructions
Blower Assembly
Do not use screws to attach the duct work to the
exhaust outlet. Use duct tape only. Screws may
prevent the damper flaps on the top of the hood from
1. Inside the exhaust outlet on the top of the blower
assembly, there are metal or plastic damper flaps. The
flaps close to help prevent back-drafts when the blower
is turned off. Before hanging the blower assembly,
make sure the flaps open and close freely.
3. Insert two provided machine screws into the two holes
above the mounting bracket on the blower assembly
and tighten into place.
4. Insert two machine screws through the front of the
mounting bracket and tighten into place.
5. Insert two machine screws through the side of both “L”
brackets and tighten into place.
2. Lift the blower assembly up and put the mounting hole
on the top over the mounting bracket, while inserting
the exhaust outlet into the end of the duct system.
Gently lower the blower assembly onto the lip of the
mounting bracket. Slide the bottom part of the blower
assembly between the two “L” brackets.
insert EXHAUST
Attach the end of the duct system to the exhaust outlet
with duct tape.
Installation Instructions
Electrical Connection
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 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.
Connect the power supply wires to the wires coming
out of the top of the hood junction box on the blower
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to pinch the electrical wires
while installing the chimney.
1. Remove the protective plastic covering from both
pieces of the chimney assembly. Do not remove the
protective tape strips from the inside of the chimney.
They protect the telescoping pieces from scratching
during installation.
2. Carefully slide both sections together so that only the
vents on the top section show.
3. Hold the chimney vertically with the vents up, close to
the blower assembly.
4. Connect the control panel cable on the chimney to the
cable on the front of the blower assembly.
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
to green
Installation Instructions
Chimney Installation (cont.)
5. Carefully put the chimney over the blower assembly,
taking care not to scratch the surfaces. Make sure the
wiring is tucked in behind the chimney.
6. Lock the tabs inside the chimney bottom into the slots
on the bottom of the blower assembly.
Attaching the glass range hood requires two people.
Do not attempt to lift the hood without assistance.
1. Locate the hood mounting hardware. It consists of:
- 4 thumb screws
- 4 plastic washers - 4 plastic spacers
2. For easier hood installation, assemble all the thumb
screw hardware before lifting the hood into position.
Hold each thumb screw with the threads up.
Put the plastic washer on the thumb screw.
Put the plastic spacer over the end.
3. Lift the glass hood into place. Line up the holes on the
glass with the mounting holes on the bottom of the
blower assembly.
4. Insert all four thumb screws into the bottom of the glass
and tighten into place.
tabs on
Lock tabs
OF chimney
into slots
on blower
7. Slide the top of the chimney up toward the ceiling. Line
up the holes on the side of the chimney, near the vents,
with the holes on the side of the chimney mounting
8. Attach the top of the chimney to the mounting bracket
using two sheet metal screws, one on each side.
Installation Instructions
Verify Proper Operation
1. Turn on power at the junction or fuse box.
2. If the control panel is not lit, turn on the main power
switch located next to the light fixture on the underside
of the hood.
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.
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.
Is the blower assembly mounting bracket properly
attached to the wall according to the instructions on
page 6?
Is the blower assembly tightly secured to the mounting
bracket with the machine screws (see page 8)?
Is the duct work completely installed? Are all joints
attached with sheet metal screws and wrapped with
duct tape (see pages 5 and 7)?
Is the range hood wired and grounded according to
these instructions and in accordance with all applicable
electrical codes (see pages 5 and 9)?
Is the tempered glass hood attached to the blower
assembly as specified in this manual (see page 10)?
Are the filters properly installed according to the use
and care manual?
Has proper operation been verified?
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) 772-7778.
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
(see the use and care manual)? Has the warranty card
been filled out completely and mailed?
Specifications contained within are subject to change without notice.
No liability is assumed by Dacor ® for changes in specifications.
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