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Tools Needed; Electrical Requirements; Gas Supply Requirements - Whirlpool 8053365 Installation Instructions Manual

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Tools needed:

3/8" drive
wood floor:
1/8" drill bit
concrete/ceramic floors:
3/16" carbide-tipped masonry
drill bit (Hammer may be
needed for anchors.)
tape measure
or ruler
channel lock
15/16", 1/2" and
3/8" combination
putty knife
safety glasses
hand or
electric drill
Materials required:
• gas line shutoff valve
• 1/2" male pipe thread nipple for connection to pressure
• L.P. gas-resistant pipe-joint compound
• A.G.A. design-certified flexible metal appliance connector
(4-5 feet) or rigid gas supply line as needed
• Insulated pad or 1/4" plywood if range is installed
over carpeting

Gas supply requirements

Explosion Hazard
Use a new AGA approved gas supply
Failure to do so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
This installation must conform with all local
codes and ordinances. In the absence of local
codes, installation must conform with American
National Standard, National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1 — latest edition**.
Input ratings shown on the model/serial rating
plate are for elevations up to 2,000 feet. For
assistance when installing the range at higher
elevations, contact your local service company.
Type of gas: This range is design-certified by the
American Gas Association (A.G.A.) for use with
Natural gas or, after proper conversion, for use
with L. P. gas. This range is factory set for use
with Natural gas. Gas conversion instructions
are provided on pages 7-8. The model/serial
rating plate located on the frame behind the
storage drawer or broiler drawer has information
on the type of gas that can be used. If the type
of gas listed does not agree with the type of gas
available, check with the local gas supplier.
Conversion must be done by a qualified service
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Electrical requirements

Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is
used, it is recommended that a qualified
electrician determine that the ground path is
Do Not ground to a gas pipe.
Check with a qualified electrician if you are not
sure range is properly grounded.
A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 10-ampere, fused
electrical supply is required. A time-delay fuse or
circuit breaker is recommended. It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving
only this appliance be provided.
Electronic ignition systems operate within wide
voltage limits, but proper grounding and polarity
are necessary. In addition to checking that the
outlet is correctly grounded, the outlet must be
checked by a qualified electrician to see if it is
wired with correct polarity.
A wiring diagram is included on the back of
the range.
See "Cabinet dimensions/requirements," Page 2,
for recommended location of electrical outlet.
Gas supply line: Provide a gas supply line of 3/4"
rigid pipe to the range location. With L.P. gas,
piping or tubing size can be 1/2" minimum. A
smaller size pipe on longer runs may result in
insufficient gas supply. Usually, L.P. gas
suppliers determine the size and materials used
in the system.
Pipe-joint compounds made for use with L.P. gas
must be used on pipe threads only.
Flexible metal appliance connector: If local codes
permit, a new A.G.A. design-certified,
1/2" or 3/4" I.D., flexible metal appliance
connector is recommended for connecting range
to the gas supply line. A 1/2" male pipe thread
nipple is needed for connection to pressure
regulator female pipe threads. Do Not kink or
damage the flexible metal tubing when moving
the range.
Rigid pipe connection: Requires a
combination of pipe fittings to obtain
an in-line connection to the range. All
strains must be removed from the
supply and fuel lines so range will
be level and in line.
Electrical Shock Hazard
ground method
For your personal safety, this range must be
grounded. This range is manufactured with a
power supply cord having a 3-prong ground
plug. To minimize possible shock hazard, the
cord must be plugged into a mating, 3-prong,
ground-type outlet, grounded in accordance with
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 — latest
edition* and all local codes and ordinances.
If a mating outlet is not available, it is the
responsibility and obligation of the customer to
have a properly grounded, 3-prong outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
Copies of the standards listed may be obtained from:
* National Fire Protection Association
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02269
3-prong ground
power supply
manual shutoff valve
"open" position
to range
Shutoff valve: The supply line must be equipped
with a manual shutoff valve. This valve should
be located in the same room as the range and
should be in a location that allows ease of
opening and closing. The valve is for turning on
or shutting off gas to the range. Do Not block
access to shutoff valve.
Pressure regulator: The gas pressure regulator
supplied with this range must be used. The inlet
pressure to the regulator should be as follows
for proper operation:
Minimum pressure: 5 inches WCP
Maximum pressure: 14 inches WCP
Minimum pressure: 11 inches WCP
Maximum pressure: 14 inches WCP
Contact your local gas supplier if you are not
sure about the inlet pressure.
Line pressure testing above 1/2 psi gauge
(14" WCP) — The range and its individual
manual shutoff valve must be disconnected
from the gas supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures
greater than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
Line pressure testing at 1/2 psi gauge
(14" WCP) or lower — The range must be
isolated from the gas supply piping system by
closing its individual manual shutoff valve
during any pressure testing of that system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
Copies of the standards listed may be obtained from:
** American Gas Association
1515 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22209
3-prong ground-
type outlet
gas supply