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Installation Requirements; Tools And Parts; Location Requirements - KitchenAid KIRD862VSS Installation Instructions And Use & Care Manual

30" (76.2 cm) and 36" (91.4 cm) retractable (pop-up) downdraft vent system
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Tools and Parts

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
Tools Needed
Jigsaw or keyhole saw
" (3 mm) drill bit for pilot holes
Tape measure or ruler
Flat-blade screwdriver
Phillips screwdriver
" (9.5 mm) nut driver
Metal snips
Wire stripper or utility knife
Caulking gun and weatherproof caulking compound
Parts Supplied
Top trim – stainless
End caps (2)
Lower support legs (2)
Undercounter mounting brackets (2)
4 x 8 mm screws (16)
3.5 x 9.5 mm screws (3)
" x 10" (8.3 cm x 25.4 cm) rectangular damper
" (12.0 cm) motor box
¼" (6.4 mm) deep cover
Flat vent cover plate
6" (15.2 cm) diameter vent transition with damper (interior-
mounted blower motor models only)
10" (25.4 cm) diameter vent collar (exterior-mounted blower
model only)
Parts Needed
UL listed or CSA approved ½" (12.7 mm) conduit connector
Wall or roof cap with damper to match vent system
Vent system
Home power supply cable
UL listed wire connectors (3)
Wiring cable for optional remote blower kit
Vent clamps/duct tape as required


Location Requirements

NOTE: Downdraft vent is installed directly behind the cooktop.
Install the downdraft vent first, and then install the cooktop.
IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Have a qualified technician install the downdraft vent. It
is the installer's responsibility to comply with installation
clearances specified on the model/serial/rating plate. The
model/serial/rating plate is located on the front of the
downdraft vent above the terminal box cover.
Downdraft vent location should be away from strong draft
areas, such as windows, doors, and strong heating vents
or fans.
Cabinet opening dimensions that are shown must be used.
Given dimensions provide minimum clearance.
Consult the cooktop manufacturer installation instructions
before making any cutouts.
Check that the downdraft vent and cooktop location will
clear the cabinet walls, backsplash, and rear wall studs
inside the cabinet.
Check for the minimum distance between the front edge
of the countertop and the front edge of the cooktop. The
minimum horizontal distance between the overhead cabinets
is the same as the width of the installed downdraft vent.
All openings in ceiling and wall where the downdraft vent
will be installed must be sealed.
Grounded electrical outlet is required. See "Electrical
Requirements" section.
When installing the downdraft vent, the cabinet drawer
will need to be removed and the drawer front installed
permanently to the cabinet.
Cabinet Construction:
Downdraft vent is designed for use in a cabinet with a depth of
24" (61 cm). Some installations require a countertop deeper than
25" (63.5 cm). See the "Countertop Cutout Dimensions" section.
The maximum depth of the overhead cabinet is 13" (33 cm).
Overhead cabinets installed at either side of the downdraft vent
must be 18" (45.7 cm) above the cooking surface.
For Mobile Home Installations
The installation of this downdraft vent must conform to the
Manufactured Home Construction Safety Standards, Title 24
CFR, Part 328 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home
Construction and Safety, title 24, HUD, Part 280) or when such
standard is not applicable, the standard for Manufactured Home
Installation 1982 (Manufactured Home Sites, Communities
and Setups) ANSI A225.1/NFPA 501A, or latest edition, or with
local codes.

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