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Installation Instructions; Requirements; Tools And Parts; Location Requirements - KitchenAid KCGD500GSS Owner's Manual

Gas downdraft cooktop
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� Replace the filter.
The filter should always be placed at an angle. As you face the
front of the cooktop, the top of the filter should rest against the
right side of the vent opening. The bottom of the filter should
rest against the left side of the vent chamber at the bottom.
If the filter is flat against the fan wall, ventilation effectiveness
will be reduced.
Ventilation Chamber
The ventilation chamber, which houses the filter, should be
cleaned in the event of spills or when it becomes coated with a
film of grease.
Cleaning Method:
� Mild household detergent or cleanser and paper towel, damp
cloth, or sponge:
Apply detergent or cleanser to paper towel, damp cloth, or
sponge, not directly to the ventilation chamber.



Tools and Parts

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed
Tools Needed
� Tape measure
� Flat-blade screwdriver
� Phillips head screwdriver
� Drill
� Level
� 6" (15.2 cm) socket
� Marker or pencil
� Pliers
Parts Supplied
� Vent grill
� Pre-filter
� Propane conversion kit
� Burner caps
� Burner grates
� Plenum
� 1/4" (6.4 mm) drill bit
� Jigsaw
� Ratchet with 3/8" (9.5 mm)
� Pipe-joint compound
resistant to Propane gas
� Noncorrosive leak-
detection solution
� 1/4" (6.4 mm) nut driver
� Plenum screw pack
� Downdraft motor assembly
� Clamping brackets (2)
� Bracket attachment screws
� #10-16 x 3" (7.62 cm)
clamping screws
Parts needed
� Metal ducting
� Vent clamps
� Wall cap
6" (15.2 cm) Round Surface Wall Cap Damper Order Part
Number A406
" x 10" (8.3 cm x 25.4 cm) Surface Wall Cap Damper Order
Part Number A403
Refer to the Quick Start Guide for contact information.
Check local codes and consult gas supplier. Check existing gas
supply and electrical supply. See the "Electrical Requirements"
and "Gas Supply Requirements" sections.
It is recommended that all electrical connections be made by a
licensed, qualified electrical installer.
NOTE: Be sure to purchase only Whirlpool factory-certified parts
and accessories for your appliance. Your installation may require
additional parts. To order, refer to the contact information
referenced in your Quick Start Guide.

Location Requirements

IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
When installing cooktop, use minimum dimensions given.
� 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 bottom of the
� The cooktop should be installed in a location away from strong
draft areas, such as windows, doors, and strong heating vents
or fans.
� All openings in the wall or floor where cooktop is to be installed
must be sealed.
� Cabinet opening dimensions that are shown must be used.
Given dimensions are minimum clearances.
� Grounded electrical supply is required. See the "Electrical
Requirements" section. Proper gas supply connection must be
available. See the "Gas Supply Requirements" section.
� The cooktop is designed to hang from the countertop by its
side or rear flanges.
� The gas and electric supply should be located as shown in the
"Cabinet Dimensions" section so that they are accessible
without requiring removal of the cooktop.
� Provide cutout in right rear corner of cabinet enclosure as
shown to provide clearance for gas inlet and power supply
� If cabinet has drawers, drawers will need to be removed and
drawer fronts installed on front of cabinet.
IMPORTANT: An undercounter built-in oven cannot be installed
under this product.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to your cabinets, check with your
builder or cabinet supplier to make sure that the materials used
will not discolor, delaminate, or sustain other damage. This
cooktop has been designed in accordance with the requirements
of UL and CSA International and complies with the maximum
allowable wood cabinet temperatures of 194°F (90°C).
Mobile Home - Additional Installation
The installation of this cooktop must conform to the Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280
(formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and
Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280). When such standard is not
applicable, use the Standard for Manufactured Home Installations,
ANSI A225.1/NFPA 501A or local codes.



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