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Make Gas Connection - KitchenAid KGCK346BSS Installation Instructions Manual

24" (60 cm) gas built-in cooktop
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WARNING
Explosion Hazard
Use a new CSA International approved gas supply line.
Install a shut-off valve.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
If connected to LP, have a qualified person make sure
gas pressure does not exceed 14" (36 cm) water
column.
Examples of a qualified person include:
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel, and
authorized service personnel.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
To Assemble Pressure Regulator:
1. Using 2 or more people, stand the cooktop on its
side or back.
2. Connect the flexible stainless steel connector to the pressure
regulator using a
/
" male pipe thread adapter and nipple.
1
2
A combination of pipe fittings must be used to connect the
cooktop to the existing gas line. The following illustration
is a typical connection. Your connection may be different,
according to the supply line type, size and location.
3. Install the pressure regulator with the arrow pointing up
toward the bottom of the cooktop base and in a position
where you can reach the regulator cap.
A
A. Access cap
B. Rear of cooktop
C. Gas pressure regulator
D. Up arrow. Regulator must be installed
with arrow pointing up to cooktop bottom.
IMPORTANT: All connections must be wrench-tightened.
Do not make connections to the gas regulator too tight.
Making the connections too tight may crack the regulator
and cause a gas leak. Do not allow the regulator to turn
on the pipe when tightening fittings.
Use only pipe-joint compound made for use with Natural
and LP gas.
Do not use TEFLON
tape. You will need to determine the fittings
®
required depending on your installation.

Make Gas Connection

B
C
D
Typical flexible connection
1. Apply pipe-joint compound made for use with LP gas to
the smaller thread ends of the flexible connector adapters
(see G in the following illustration).
2. Attach 1 adapter and nipple to the gas pressure regulator
and the other adapter and nipple to the gas shutoff valve.
Tighten both adapters and nipples.
3. Use a
/
" combination wrench and pliers to attach the
15
16
flexible connector to the adapters. Check that connector
is not kinked.
B
A
H
A.
/
" nipple
3
8
B.
/
" adapter
3
8
C. Flexible connector
D.
/
" nipple
1
2
Complete Connection
1. Open the manual shutoff valve in the gas supply line. The
valve is open when the handle is parallel to the gas pipe.
A
A. Closed valve
B. Open valve
2. Test all connections by brushing on an approved
noncorrosive leak-detection solution. Bubbles will
show a leak. Correct any leak found.
3. Remove surface burner caps and grates from parts
package. Align notches in burner caps with pins in
burner base. Burner caps should be level when properly
positioned. If burner caps are not properly positioned,
surface burners will not light. Place burner grates over
burners and caps.
A
A. Igniter electrode
B. Burner cap
C. Burner base
D
C
F
G
E
E. Gas pressure regulator
F.
/
" adapter
1
2
G. Use pipe-joint compound.
H. Manual gas shutoff valve
B
B
C
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