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GE PB978STSS Installation Instructions

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Installation Instructions
Free-Standing Electric Ranges
Questions?
Call 1.800.GE.CARES (1.800.432.2737) or visit www.GEAppliances.com
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
• Note to consumer – Keep these
Read these instructions completely and
instructions for future reference.
carefully.
• Skill level – Installation of this appliance
IMPORTANT —
Save these instructions
requires a qualified installer or electrician.
for local inspector's use.
IMPORTANT —
• Proper installation is the responsibility of the
Observe all
installer.
governing codes and ordinances.
• Product failure due to improper installation is
• Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
not covered under warranty.
instructions with consumer.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
WARNING
Tip-Over Hazard
• A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
• Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor.
• Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the
range back such that the foot is engaged.
Anti-Tip Bracket
• Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved.
Kit Included
• Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns
WARNING —
to children or adults.
the installation, switch power off at service
If you did not receive an anti-tip bracket with your purchase,
panel and lock the service disconnecting
call 1.800.626.8774 to receive one at no cost. (In Canada,
means to prevent power from being
call 1.800.561.3344.) For installation instructions of the bracket,
switched on accidentally. When the service
disconnecting means cannot be locked,
visit: www.GEAppliances.com. (In Canada, www.GEAppliances.ca.)
securely fasten a prominent warning device,
such as a tag, to the service panel.
MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Drill with 1/8" Bit
Tin Snips
Safety Glasses
Tape Measure
Adjustable Wrench
Pliers
Level
1/4" Nut Driver
Squeeze Connector
(UL Listed 40 AMP)
(For Conduit
4-Wire Cord 4' long OR
Installations Only)
3-Wire Cord 4' long
1
R EMOVE PACKAGING MATERIALS:
Failure to remove packaging materials could
result in damage to the appliance. Remove all packing parts from oven, racks, heating elements
and drawer. Also, remove protective film and labels on the outer door, cooktop and control panel.
5
3-WIRE INSTALLATION
WARNING:
The neutral or ground wire of the power cord must be connected
to the neutral terminal located in the center of the terminal block and the ground strap must connect the
neutral terminal to the ground plate. The power leads must be connected to the lower left and the lower right
terminals of the terminal block.
DO NOT remove the ground strap connection.
F OR POWER CORD INSTALLATION
A. Remove the 3 lower terminal screws from the terminal block.
B. Insert the 3 terminal screws through each power cord terminal ring and into the lower
terminals of the terminal block. Be certain that the center wire (white/neutral)
is connected to the center lower position of the terminal block.
C. Tighten screws securely into the terminal block.
F OR CONDUIT INSTALLATION
A. Loosen the 3 lower terminal screws on the terminal block. Strip wire to exposed tip about 5/8" long.
B. Insert the center (white/neutral) wire tip through the bottom center terminal block opening.
On certain models, the wire will need to be inserted through the ground strap opening
and then into the bottom center block opening. Insert the two side bare wire tips into
the lower left and the lower right terminal block openings.
C. Tighten the screws until the wire is firmly secured (35 to 50 inch-lbs.). Do not over-tighten
the screws.
NOTE: ALUMINUM WIRING: Aluminum building wire may be used but it must be rated
for the correct amperage and voltage.
Power Cord
Conduit
Terminal block
Terminal
(appearance
block
may vary)
Neutral terminal
Wire tips
Ground strap
Ground
plate
Conduit
Power cord
PROCEED TO STEP 7.
31-10816
08-11 GE
2
PREPARE THE OPENING (FOR INDOOR USE ONLY)
See illustrations for all rough-in and spacing dimensions. The range may be placed with 0"
clearance (flush) at the back wall and side walls of the cabinet.
SINGLE OVEN
On models with baking
2
"
1
2
or warming drawers,
30"
electrical outlet must not
be in this area.
2
"
25"
1
2
*
7"
14
1
"
2
29
7
"
8
47"
7
"
1
2
4"
25
3
"
8
47
"
5
8
Acceptable electrical outlet area.
Orient electrical receptacle so the
length is parallel to floor.
* GE-branded models have control
panels 30
" wide.
7
8
NOTE: Use a 4' power cord to prevent interference
Before beginning
with the storage drawer. Power cords 4
' to 6' long
1
2
may have to be dressed to allow for proper drawer
closing.
MINIMUM DIMENSIONS BETWEEN COOKTOP,
NOTE C
WALLS AND ABOVE THE COOKTOP:
A. Make sure the wall covering, countertop, flooring
and cabinets around the range can withstand the
heat (up to 200°F) generated by the range.
B. Allow 30" minimum clearance between surface
units and bottom of unprotected wood or metal
cabinet, or allow a 24" minimum when bottom
of wood or metal cabinet is protected by no less
than 1/4" thick flame retardant millboard covered
with not less than No 28 MSG sheet metal, (.015"),
.015" thick stainless steel, .024"
aluminum or .020" copper.
C. This appliance has been approved for 0" spacing to adjacent surfaces above the cooktop. However,
a 6" minimum spacing to surfaces less than 15" above the cooktop and adjacent
cabinet is recommended to reduce exposure to steam, grease splatter and heat.
To reduce the risk of burns or fire when reaching over hot surface elements, cabinet storage space
above the cooktop should be avoided. If cabinet storage space is to be provided above
the cooktop, the risk can be reduced by installing a range hood that projects at least 5" beyond
the front of the cabinets. Cabinets installed above the cooktop must be no deeper than 13".
6
4-WIRE INSTALLATION
WARNING:
The neutral wire of the supply circuit must be connected to the neutral terminal
located in the lower center of the terminal block. The power leads must be connected to the lower left and the
lower right terminals of the terminal block. The grounding lead must be connected to the frame of the range with
the ground plate and the green ground screw.
F OR POWER CORD INSTALLATION
A. Remove the 3 lower terminal screws from the terminal block. Remove the ground screw and ground
plate and retain them. Cut and discard the ground strap. DO NOT DISCARD ANY SCREWS.
B. Insert the one ground screw into the power cord ground wire terminal ring, through the ground plate
and into the frame of the range.
C. Insert the 3 terminal screws (removed earlier) through each power cord terminal ring and into the lower
terminals of the terminal block. Be certain that the center wire (white/neutral) is connected to the center lower
position of the terminal block. Tighten screws securely into the terminal block.
F OR CONDUIT INSTALLATION
A. Loosen the 3 lower terminal screws on the terminal block. Remove the ground screw and ground plate and
retain them. Cut and discard the ground strap. DO NOT DISCARD ANY SCREWS. Strip wire to exposed tip
about 5/8" long.
B. Insert the ground bare wire tip between the range frame and the ground plate (removed earlier)
and secure it in place with the ground screw (removed earlier). Insert the bare wire (white/neutral) tip through
the bottom center of the terminal block opening. Insert the two side bare wire tips into the lower left and the
lower right terminal block openings.
C. Tighten the screws until the wire is firmly secured (35 to 50 inch-lbs.). Do not over-tighten the screws.
NOTE: ALUMINUM WIRING: Aluminum building wire may be used but it must be rated
for the correct amperage and voltage.
After–Power Cord
Before–Power Cord and Conduit
Ground strap
Terminal
Terminal
block
block
or
Ground
Neutral
strap
terminal
Ground
screw
After–Conduit
Terminal
block
Ground screw
3
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
WARNING:
This appliance must be properly grounded.
WARNING:
All new constructions, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and installations where
DOUBLE OVEN
local codes do not allow grounding through neutral, require a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord.
WARNING:
3
"
30"
To prevent fire or shock, do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
1
4
WARNING:
To prevent shock, remove house fuse or open circuit breaker before
23
"
1
2
beginning installation.
3
"
1
4
We recommend you have the electrical wiring and hookup of your range connected by a qualified
*
electrician. After installation, have the electrician show you how to disconnect power from the range.
You must use a single-phase, 120/208 VAC or 120/240 VAC, 60 hertz electrical system. If you connect
29
"
7
8
to aluminum wiring, properly installed connectors approved for use with aluminum wiring must be
used.
47"
7
3
"
4
3"
Effective January 1, 1996, the National Electrical Code requires that new construction (not
36"
existing) utilize a 4-conductor connection to an electric range. When installing an electric range
in new construction, mobile home, recreational vehicle, or an area where local codes prohibit
grounding through the neutral conductor, refer to the section on four-conductor branch circuit
25
"
3
8
connections.
45"
Check with your local utilities for electrical codes which apply in your area. Failure to wire your oven
according to governing codes could result in a hazardous condition. If there are no local codes, your
oven must be wired and fused to meet the National Electrical Code, NFPA No.
70 – latest edition, available from the National Fire Protection Association.
This appliance must be supplied with the proper voltage and frequency, and connected to an
individual, properly grounded, 40 amp (minimum) branch circuit protected by a circuit breaker
or time-delay fuse.
Use only a 3-conductor or a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord. These cords may be provided with ring
B
terminals on wire and a strain relief device.
C
A range cord rated at 40 amps with 125/250 minimum volt range is required. A 50 amp range cord
Both
is not recommended but if used, it should be marked for use with nominal 1
Sides
openings. Care should be taken to center the cable and strain relief within the
knockout hole to keep the edge from damaging the cable.
The rating plate is located on the oven frame or on the side of the drawer frame.
A
A
SINGLE OVEN
Rating plate
7
REPLACE THE WIRE COVER
Replace wire cover on range back by sliding its left edge under the retaining tabs and replace the
screws removed earlier. Make sure that no wires are pinched between cover and range back.
Back of range
Retaining
tabs
Wire cover
8
ANTI-TIP DEVICE INSTALLATION
WARNING
Tip-Over Hazard
• A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
• Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor.
• Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the
range back such that the foot is engaged.
• Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved.
• Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns
to children or adults.
possible, slide the range forward, confirm the anti-tip bracket is securely attached to the floor or wall, and
slide the range back so the leveling leg is under the anti-tip bracket. If the range is pulled from the wall for
any reason, always repeat this procedure to verify the range is properly secured by the anti-tip bracket.
Neutral
Never completely remove the leveling legs or the range will not be secured to the anti-tip bracket.
terminal
Ground plate
(grounding to
range)
9
LEVEL THE RANGE
WARNING:
Never completely remove the leveling leg
as the range will not be secured to the anti-tip device properly.
MODELS WITH STORAGE DRAWER OR KICK PANELS
A
Plug in unit and slide into place. Pull drawer out until it stops.
B
Lift front of drawer until the stops clear the guide. Remove the drawer.
Ground
plate
C
Install the oven shelves in the oven and position the range where
(grounding
it will be installed.
to range)
D
Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves.
Wire
Take two readings—with the level placed diagonally first
tips
in one direction and then the other.
E
The front leveling legs can be adjusted from the bottom
and the rear legs can be adjusted from the top or the bottom.
F
Use an adjustable wrench to adjust the leveling legs until
the range is level.
4
P OWER CORD AND CONDUIT INSTALLATION
A
Remove wire cover (on the back of range) by removing screws using a 1/4" nut driver. You can
access the terminal block by either removing a terminal block cover (on some models) or the
wire cover. Do not discard these screws.
Retaining
tabs
B
For power cord and 1" conduit only, remove the
knockout ring (1
below the terminal block. To remove the
knockout, use a pair of pliers to bend the
knockout ring away from the bracket and
twist until ring is removed.
Terminal block
(appearance
may vary)
Knockout
ring in
bracket
diameter connection
3
8
Knockout ring
removed
DOUBLE OVEN
D
For 3/4" conduit installations only, purchase a squeeze connector matching the diameter
of your conduit and assemble it in the hole. Insert the conduit through the squeeze connector
and tighten. Allow enough slack to easily attach the wires to the terminal block. NOTE: Do not install the
conduit without a squeeze connector. The squeeze connector MUST be installed before reinstalling
the rear range wiring cover.
Rating plate
Proceed to step 5 or 6.
9
L EVEL THE RANGE (CONT.)
G
Position cord so that it does not interfere with drawer.
Place drawer rail on guides. Push the drawer in until it stops.
Back of range
H
Lift front of drawer and push in until the stops clear
the guides.
I
Lower the front of the drawer and push in until it closes.
5 screws to
Screw to
MODELS WITH BAKING, WARMING DRAWERS OR DOUBLE OVEN
remove
remove wire
cover
terminal
A
Plug in the unit.
block cover
B
Measure the height of your countertop at the rear of the opening (X).
Terminal
C
Adjust two rear leveling legs so that the rear of cooktop is at the same height
block cover
as the counter (Y).
D
Slide unit into place.
E
Install oven shelves in the oven and position the range where it will be installed.
F
Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves.
To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the
Take two readings—with the level placed diagonally first in one direction
range must be secured by a properly installed
and then the other.
anti-tip bracket. See installation instructions
G
Adjust front leveling legs until the range is level.
shipped with the bracket for complete details
before attempting to install.
To check if the bracket is installed and
engaged properly, look underneath the range
to see that the rear leveling leg is engaged
in the bracket. On some models, the storage
10
F INAL INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
drawer or kick panel can be removed for
easier inspection. If visual inspection is not
• Check to make sure the circuit breaker is closed (RESET) or the circuit fuses are replaced.
• Be sure power is in service to the building.
• Check that all packing materials and tape have been removed. This will include tape on metal panel under
control knobs (if applicable), adhesive tape, wire ties, cardboard and protective plastic. Failure to remove
these materials could result in damage to the appliance once the appliance has been turned on and
surfaces have heated.
• Check that the door and drawer are parallel to each other and that both operate smoothly. If they
do not, see the Owner's Manual for proper replacement.
• Check to make sure that the rear leveling leg is fully inserted into the Anti-Tip bracket and that the bracket
is securely installed.
OPERATION CHECKLIST
• Turn on one of the surface units to observe that the element glows within 60 seconds. Turn the unit
off when glow is detected. If the glow is not detected within the time limit, recheck the range wiring
Stop
connections. If change is required, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for
proper connections and voltage.
• Check that the Clock (on models so equipped) display is energized. If a series of horizontal red
lines appear in the display, disconnect power immediately. Recheck the range wiring connections.
If change is made to connections, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for
proper connections and voltage. It is recommended that the clock be changed if the red lines appear.
Spirit level
• Be sure all range controls are in the OFF position before leaving the range.
Back of range
Back of range
5 screws to
remove wire
cover
Screw to
remove
terminal
block cover
Wire cover
Terminal block cover
C
For power cord installations only
(see the next step if using conduit),
") located on bracket directly
assemble the strain relief in the hole. Insert
3
8
the power cord through the strain relief
and tighten. Allow enough slack
to easily attach the cord terminals to
the terminal block. If tabs are present at
the end of the winged strain relief, they
can be removed for better fit.
NOTE: Do not install the power cord without a
strain relief. The strain relief bracket MUST be
installed before
reinstalling the rear range wiring cover.
Strain relief
Terminal
block
Bracket
Power cord
Squeeze
connector
Terminal block
Bracket
Conduit
Lower
range
Leg
leveler
Raise
range
X
Y

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