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TECHNICAL EDUCATION
MODELS:
KFRS271TSS, KFRS361TSS, KFRS365TSS, KFRU368TSS,
KFRU488TSS, KBNS271TSS, KBSS271TSS, KBNS361TSS,
KBSS361TSS, KBNU367TSS, KBSU367TSS, KBNU487TSS,
KBSU487TSS
OUTDOOR
GAS GRILL
JOB AID 4317432
KAC-52

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  • Page 1 KAC-52 TECHNICAL EDUCATION OUTDOOR GAS GRILL MODELS: KFRS271TSS, KFRS361TSS, KFRS365TSS, KFRU368TSS, KFRU488TSS, KBNS271TSS, KBSS271TSS, KBNS361TSS, KBSS361TSS, KBNU367TSS, KBSU367TSS, KBNU487TSS, KBSU487TSS JOB AID 4317432...
  • Page 2 FORWARD This KitchenAid Job Aid “Outdoor Gas Grill” (Part No. 4317432), provides the In-Home Service Professional with information on the installation, operation, and service of the Outdoor Gas Grill. For specific information on the model being serviced, refer to the “Use and Care Guide,” or “Tech Sheet”...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Page GENERAL ..........................1-1 Safety First ......................... 1-1 KitchenAid Model & Serial Number Designations .............. 1-3 Model & Serial Number Label Locations ................1-4 Specifications ........................1-5 INSTALLATION INFORMATION .................... 2-1 Installation Requirements....................2-1 Installation Instructions..................... 2-10 PRODUCT OPERATION ......................
  • Page 4 — NOTES — - iv -...
  • Page 5: General

    GENERAL SAFETY FIRST Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on the appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 6 The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of Cali- fornia to publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of potential exposure to such substances. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause can- cer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene, crystalline silica, carbon monoxide, toluene, and soot.
  • Page 7: Kitchenaid Model & Serial Number Designations

    KITCHENAID MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATIONS MODEL NUMBER MODEL NUMBER 3 6 1 PRODUCT GROUP K = KITCHENAID PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION BN = BUILT-IN OUTDOOR GRILL FR = FREESTANDING OUTDOOR GRILL MERCHANDISING SCHEME S = SUPERBA U = ULTIMA CAPACITY / SIZE / SERIES / CONFIGURATION...
  • Page 8: Model & Serial Number Label Locations

    MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER LABEL LOCATION The Model/Serial Number label locations are shown below. On freestanding models, the model/serial number rating plate is located inside the grill cabinet on the right-hand cabinet side. See the following illustration. A. Model/serial number plate On built-in models, the model/serial number rating plate is located on the right-hand side of the grill. See the following illustration. A. Model/serial number plate...
  • Page 9: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS MODELS KFRS271TSS KFRS361TSS KFRS365TSS Existing Comparable Material Number KFGR271SSS KFGR361SSS KFGR383SSS Size-Configurations Superba 27” Superba 36” Superba 36” +12” (Side Burner) Platform Freestanding Freestanding Freestanding EXTERIOR Cooktop Controls Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes...
  • Page 10 MODELS KFRU368TSS KFRU488TSS KBNS271TSS Existing Comparable Material Number KBGN274SSS Size-Configurations Ultima 36” Ultima 48” Superba Built-In 27” Platform Freestanding Freestanding Built-In EXTERIOR Cooktop Controls Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Storage Drawers 1 KA Commercial Design Double KA Commercial Design Wall Drawer , - KA Commercial...
  • Page 11 MODELS KBSS271TSS KBNS361TSS KBSS361TSS Existing Comparable Material Number KBGS274SSS KBGN364SSS KBGS364SSS Size-Configurations Superba Built-In 27” w/Jacket Superba Built-In 36” Superba Built-In 36” w/Jacket Platform Built-In Built-In Built-In EXTERIOR Cooktop Controls Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with Push to turn with detentes detentes Storage Drawers FEATURES Built In temperature gauge (with tem- YES, Hood Thermometer...
  • Page 12 MODELS KBNS361TSS KBSS361TSS KBNU367TSS Existing Comparable Material Number KBGN364SSS KBGS364SSS Size-Configurations Superba Built-In 36” Superba Built-In 36” w/Jacket Ultima Built-In 36” Platform Built-In Built-In Built-In EXTERIOR Cooktop Controls Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Storage Drawers FEATURES Built In temperature gauge (with tem-...
  • Page 13 MODELS KBSU367TSS KBNU487TSS KBSU487TSS Existing Comparable Material Number Size-Configurations Ultima Built-In 36” w/Jacket Ultima Built-In 48” Ultima Built-In 48” w/Jacket Platform Built-In Built-In Built-In EXTERIOR Cooktop Controls Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Push to turn with detentes Storage Drawers FEATURES Built In temperature gauge (with tem- YES, Hood Thermometer YES, Hood Thermometer YES, Hood Thermometer...
  • Page 14 — NOTES — 1-10...
  • Page 15: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Style 2 - Built-In Outdoor Grills Tools and Parts Gather the required tools and parts before start- Style 1 - Freestanding Outdoor Grills ing installation. Read and follow the instructions Gather the required tools and parts before start- provided with any tools listed here.
  • Page 16: Location Requirements

    Location Requirements Rotisserie (u models only) A 6" (15.2 cm) minimum clearance is needed WARNING for the rotisserie motor. A grounded, 3-prong outlet located to the left of the grill is required. See “Electrical Require- ments” section. Rotisserie (accessory)(s models only) If you equip your grill with a rotisserie, a 6"...
  • Page 17 Style 1 - Freestanding Outdoor Grill Style 2 - Built-In Outdoor Grill (u models only) (u models only) 14" 17¼" 17¼" (43.8 cm) (35.6 cm) (43.8 cm) 36¼" (92.1 cm) 23¾" (60.5 cm) 62�⁄� " 10�⁄� " (158.7 cm) (27.1 cm) 28�⁄�...
  • Page 18: Cabinet Dimensions

    Cabinet Dimensions Built-In Outdoor Grills l l i 27" (68.6 cm) " (75.2 cm) Enclosure and clearance dimensions that are 36" (91.4 cm) 38 �⁄�" (98.0 cm) shown must be used. Given dimensions provide 48" (121.9 cm) 50 �⁄�" (128.7 cm) required clearances.
  • Page 19: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong. Do not use an adapter. A. Model/serial number plate Do not use an extension cord. On built-in models, the model/serial number Failure to do so can result in death or rating plate is located on the right-hand side of electrical shock.
  • Page 20: Gas Supply Requirements

    Recommended Ground Method Gas Supply Requirements WARNING The outdoor grill, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70, or Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1. Copies of the standards listed above may be obtained from: Explosion Hazard...
  • Page 21 Gas Connection Requirements Gas Conversion: No attempt shall be made to convert the grill Style 1 - Freestanding Outdoor Grills from the gas specified on the model/serial rating LP Gas Fuel Tank plate for use with a different gas type without This grill is equipped for use with a 20 lb LP gas consulting the serving gas supplier.
  • Page 22 (u models only) Natural Gas Conversion Open the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank drawer. Conversion must be made by a qualified gas technician. The qualified Natural gas techni- Place the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank bottom cian shall provide the Natural gas supply to the collar into the mounting hole in the tank selected grill location in accordance with the tray.
  • Page 23 Gas Connection Requirements LP Gas Conversion Using a Local LP Gas Style 2 - Built-In Outdoor Grills Supply Natural Gas Conversion must be made by a qualified per- Built-in grill models are equipped for use with son. A qualified Natural gas technician shall Natural gas.
  • Page 24: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Style 1 - Freestanding Outdoor Grill Installation WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install grill. A. Top of side shelf B. Keyhole slot Failure to do so can result in back or C.
  • Page 25 Make Gas Connection WARNING Explosion Hazard Securely tighten all gas connections. A. Foam block B. Foam wrap If connected to LP, have a qualified per- son make sure gas pressure does not exceed 11” (28 cm) water column. Replace the grill grates. Examples of a qualified person include: Place warming shelf on brackets as shown.
  • Page 26 Place the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank bottom (u models only) collar into the mounting hole in the tank Open the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank drawer. tray. Place the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank bottom Tighten the locking screw against the bot- collar into the mounting hole in the tank tom collar of the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank to tray.
  • Page 27 If Converted to Natural Gas • Pipe-joint compounds suitable for use with Natural gas must be used. Do not WARNING use TEFLON®† tape. Explosion Hazard Use a new CSA International approved “outdoor”gas supply line. Securely tighten all gas connections. Failure to do so can result in death, ex- plosion, or fire.
  • Page 28 Plug in Grill WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. A. Foam block Do not remove ground prong. B. Foam wrap Do not use an adapter. Replace the grill grates. Do not use an extension cord. Place warming shelf on brackets as Failure to do so can result in death or shown.
  • Page 29 Make Gas Connection 2. Make gas connections. A combination of pipe fittings must be used to NOTE: If grill has been converted to LP gas, connect the grill to the existing gas line. follow instructions in “LP Gas Conversion” at •...
  • Page 30 Plug in Grill If Converting to LP Gas This built-in outdoor grill comes with a WARNING power transformer plug assembly for the grill lights. Plug in the single-prong plug in the receptacle on the left underside of the grill. WARNING Explosion Hazard Use a new CSA International approved “outdoor”gas supply line.
  • Page 31: Check And Adjust The Burners

    Check and Adjust the Burners To Install the 20 lb LP Gas Fuel Tank: Install the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank into the The burners are tested and factory-set for most compartment below the grill. efficient operation. However, variations in gas Screw the gas pressure regulator/hose supply and other conditions may make minor assembly to the 20 lb LP gas fuel tank as...
  • Page 32 Turn off the valve and wait until grill and Low Flame Adjustment burners cool completely. If flame goes out on the “LO” setting, the low flame setting must be adjusted. Remove grill grates and sear plates. Turn off the valve and wait until grill and Remove the 2 screws that hold the burner burners are cool.
  • Page 33: Product Operation

    PRODUCT OPERATION OUTDOOR GRILL USE Control Panel (S Models) A. Rotisserie burner control knob D. Sear burner control knob B. Left grill burner control knob E. Hood lights C. Center grill bu rner control knob F. Side burner control knob Control Panel (U Models) LIGHTS A.
  • Page 34: Using Your Outdoor Grill

    Using Your Outdoor Grill Inspect the LP Gas Fuel Tank Sup- WARNING ply Hose Inspect the gas pressure regulator/hose as- sembly before each use. Open the right-hand drawer and slide 20 lb LP gas fuel tank out. Inspect the entire gas pressure regula- Explosion Hazard tor/hose assembly for cuts, abrasions, or excessive wear.
  • Page 35: Grill Burners

    Turn the Gas Supply On • Shorten the preheat time when grilling high- fat cuts of meat or poultry, such as chicken For freestanding outdoor grills using a 20 thighs. This will help reduce flare-ups lb LP gas fuel tank: Manually Lighting Main and Infrared Slowly open the tank valve.
  • Page 36: Using Your Side Burner

    OFF and wait 5 minutes before relighting. If any burners do not light after attempting to Burn Hazard light them manually, contact the KitchenAid Customer eXperience Center. See the “As- Do not let the burner flame extend sistance or Service” section.
  • Page 37: Manually Lighting The Side Burner

    Push spit rod through the center of the If any burners do not light after attempting to food, then slide second rotisserie fork into light them manually, contact the KitchenAid position. Customer eXperience Center. See the “As- Center the food and rotisserie forks on spit sistance or Service”...
  • Page 38 Lighting the Rotisserie Burner forks. If necessary, secure loose food por- tions with butcher’s string only. (u models only) Once the food is positioned on spit rod, Do not lean over the grill. place pointed end of rod through the hole Push in and turn the control knob to LITE/ in the left side of the grill and into the rotis- HI.
  • Page 39: Using Your Warming Drawer

    Manually Lighting the Rotisserie USING YOUR WARMING DRAWER Burner Freestanding Ultima Outdoor Grills Only Do not lean over the grill. Control Panel Remove the manual lighting extension (see following illustration) and attach a match to the split ring. Bread Proof Freestanding grills - right- Built-in grills - right-hand side hand cabinet door...
  • Page 40: Setting The Controls

    Moist-Dry Slide Control When keeping several types of food hot, use the setting for the highest temperature food in the warming drawer. Place foods requiring the highest temperature on the bottom of the drawer and those foods requiring the lowest temperature on an elevated rack.
  • Page 41: Component Access

    COMPONENT ACCESS This section instructs you on how to service each component inside the Outdoor Gas Grill. The grill components and their locations are shown below. COMPONENT LOCATIONS (TYPICAL) Infrared Rotisserie Burner Ignitor & Thermocouple Infrared Rotisserie Burner Burner Infrared Rotisserie Burner Gas Valve Gas Valve Burner Ignitor...
  • Page 42: Removing The Control Panel And Spark Module

    REMOVING THE CONTROL PANEL AND SPARK MODULE WARNING b) Remove the two control panel mounting screws from each side on the control panel. Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 43 To remove a spark module (s models only): a) Remove the two spark module cover screws. b) Remove the cover from the spark mod- ule. Spark Module Cover c) Disconnect the wires from the termi- nals. NOTE: The wire connectors are different sizes to prevent miswiring.
  • Page 44: Removing The Infrared Rotisserie Burner Hot Surface Or Spark Igniter & Thermocouple

    REMOVING THE INFRARED ROTISSERIE BURNER HOT SURFACE OR SPARK IGNITOR & THERMOCOUPLE WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Hot Surface Disconnect power before servicing. Ignitor Wires Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 45 e) Remove the screw from the infrared c) Remove screw from the rear access rotisserie burner hot surface ignitor panel and remove the panel. bracket and remove the hot surface ignitor from the unit. Rear Access Panel Screw Screw d) Remove four screws from the infrared To remove the infrared burner spark burner spark ignitor &...
  • Page 46 To remove the thermocouple: a) Remove the control panel (see page 4-2 for the procedure). b) Unscrew the thermocouple connector from the infrared burner gas valve. Thermocouple Connector c) Remove the rear panel and the infrared rotisserie burner ignitor & thermocouple cover (see steps 2c and 2d on page 4-4).
  • Page 47: Removing The Infrared Rotisserie Burner

    REMOVING THE INFRARED ROTISSERIE BURNER Remove twelve screws holding rear panel WARNING to hood assembly. Rear Panel Electrical Shock Hazard Screws Disconnect power before servicing. 1 of 12 Replace all parts and panels before operating. Rear Of Unit Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 48: Removing A Burner, Burner Ignitor, Infrared Gas Valve, And Burner Gas Valve

    REMOVING A BURNER, BURNER IGNITOR, INFRARED GAS VALVE, AND BURNER GAS VALVE WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Sear Plates Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. b) Remove two screws from rear of the Turn off and disconnect the gas supply burner, lift from the rear and pull the...
  • Page 49 To remove a burner ignitor: d) Remove the hex nut from the ignitor bracket and slide the spark igniter out a) Remove the grates and the sear the front of unit. plates. b) Remove the control panel and the spark module (see pages 4-2 and 4-3 for the procedures).
  • Page 50 To remove the Infrared burner gas To remove a burner gas valve: valve: a) Remove the control panel (see page a) Remove the control panel (see page 4-2 for the procedure). 4-2 for the procedure). b) Remove the red and white wires from b) Remove the thermocouple and gas line the gas valve.
  • Page 51: Removing The Battery (S Model Only)

    REMOVING THE BATTERY (S MODEL ONLY) To remove the battery: c) Remove the battery from the holder. a) Open the battery holder cover by pulling it from top down. Battery Battery Holder Cover b) Pull the battery compartment cover left to right to open battery compartment.
  • Page 52: Removing A Cabinet Door

    REMOVING A CABINET DOOR To remove the cabinet door, open the door. Lift the door straight up, and unhook the hinge pins from the hinge hangers. Lift Door Straight Up 4-12...
  • Page 53: Removing Transformer

    REMOVING TRANSFORMER WARNING Disconnect two line voltage leads and red and white low voltage leads from trans- former. Low Voltage Electrical Shock Hazard Leads Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or Transformer Line Voltage electrical shock.
  • Page 54: Removing Grill Light And Light Switch

    REMOVING GRILL LIGHT AND LIGHT SWITCH c) Remove grill light from hood assem- WARNING bly. Grill Light Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
  • Page 55 To remove light switch: e) Loosen bezel nut on light switch. a) Unplug grill or disconnect power. b) Remove the control panel (see page 4-2 for the procedure). c) Disconnect red and black wires from Bezel Nut light switch. d) Loosen hex nut on light switch. Red and White Wires Light Switch...
  • Page 56: Removing Warming Drawer Assembly, Warming Drawer Control, Heating Element And Sensor

    REMOVING WARMING DRAWER ASSEMBLY, WARMING DRAWER CONTROL, HEATING ELEMENT, AND SENSOR d) Remove warming drawer from drawer WARNING slides in warming drawer assembly. e) Remove storage drawer above warming drawer using the same procedure as removing warming drawer. Electrical Shock Hazard Warming Drawer Disconnect power before servicing.
  • Page 57 g) Remove six screws from both sides of To remove warming drawer control. front of warming drawer and one screw a) Unplug grill or disconnect power. behind electrical control box. b) Remove the warming drawer assembly (see page 4-16 for the procedure). c) Remove control knob and disconnect Screw and remove control indicator light.
  • Page 58 f) Disconnect control wires from warming d) Remove warming drawer from drawer drawer control. slides in warming drawer assembly. e) Remove tank storage drawer to right of warming drawer using the same proce- dure as removing warming drawer. f) Remove screws from electrical access cover on right side of warming drawer assembly.
  • Page 59 h) Remove two heating element screws To remove sensor. from heating element. a) Unplug grill or disconnect power. b) Pull the warming drawer out to the fully extended position. c) Push down or pull up release tabs on each drawer slide. Heating Element Screws Electrical...
  • Page 60 d) Remove warming drawer from drawer h) Remove two sensor screws from sen- slides in warming drawer assembly. sor. e) Remove tank storage drawer to right of warming drawer using the same proce- dure as removing warming drawer. f) Remove screws from electrical access cover on right side of warming drawer assembly.
  • Page 61: Removing A Side Burner And Side Burner Igniter

    REMOVING A SIDE BURNER AND SIDE BURNER IGNITER WARNING Disconnect gas connector and igniter from side burner. Remove burner from bottom burner base. Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Igniter Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or Gas Connector electrical shock.
  • Page 62: Removing A Sear Burner

    REMOVING A SEAR BURNER Turn off and disconnect the gas supply going to the grill. Remove the grates over sear burner. Grates Remove two screws holding rear of sear burner to burner box. Screws 1 of 2 Lift rear of sear burner and pull out of burner box.
  • Page 63: Wiring Diagram

    WIRING DIAGRAM "S" STYLE MODEL WIRING DIAGRAM Igniter Switches (hold in knob to close switch) 1.5 v Battery Spark Module Spark Igniters...
  • Page 64: U" Style Model Wiring Diagram

    WIRING DIAGRAM "U" STYLE MODEL WIRING DIAGRAM Igniter Switches (hold in knob to close switch) 120 vac Power Cord 12 vac output 5000 milliamp transformer Glow Igniters...
  • Page 65: Warming Drawer Wiring Diagram

    WIRING DIAGRAM WARMING DRAWER WIRING DIAGRAM Notes: 1. Schematic shows switches in off condition and elements off. 2. When switch is "ON", element cycles ON/OFF for temperature control while indicator remains on continuously.
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  • Page 67: Product Specifications

    WARRANTY INFORMATION SOURCES IN THE UNITED STATES: FOR PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION CALL: FOR WHIRLPOOL PRODUCTS: 1-800-253-1301 FOR KITCHENAID PRODUCTS: 1-800-422-1230 FOR ROPER PRODUCTS: 1-800-447-6737 FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WHILE AT THE CUSTOMER’S HOME CALL: THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LINE: 1-800-832-7174...