Electrical Requirements - Whirlpool RCS2002RS Installation Instructions Manual

Electric built-in cooktops 21" (53.3 cm), 30" (76.2 cm), and 36" (91.4 cm)
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Installation Clearances
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A. 21" (53.3 cm) on 21" (53.3 cm) models; 30" (76.2 cm) models on
30" (76.2 cm) models; 36" (91.4 cm) on 36" (91.4 cm) models
B. Combustible area above countertop (shown by dashed box above)
C. 30" (76.2 cm) minimum clearance between top of cooktop platform
and bottom of unprotected wood or metal cabinet (24" [61 cm]
minimum clearance if bottom of wood or metal cabinet is protected
by not less than
" [0.6 cm] flame retardant millboard covered with
not less than No. 28 MSG sheet steel, 0.015" [0.04 cm] stainless
steel or 0.024" [0.06 cm] aluminum or 0.020" [0.05 cm] copper)
D. 13" (33 cm) recommended upper cabinet depth
E. 3" (7.6 cm)
F. 15 " (34.4 cm) on 21" (53.3 cm) models; 18 " (45.7 cm) on
30" (76.2 cm) models and 36" (91.4 cm) models
G. 18" (45.7 cm) minimum clearance from upper cabinet to
countertop within minimum horizontal clearances to cooktop
H. Junction box or outlet; 12" (30.5 cm) minimum from bottom of
countertop; 10" (25.4 cm) from right side of cabinet
I. 18 " (33.7 cm) on 21" (53.3 cm) models; 28 " (47.3 cm) on
30" (76.2 cm) models; 35" (90.2 cm) on 36" (91.4 cm) models
J. 1" (2.5 cm) minimum distance to nearest left and right side
combustible surface above cooktop
K. 1
" (3.4 cm) max. counter thickness on 21" (53.3 cm) models. See
following illustration.
L. 1" (2.5 cm) minimum clearance between back wall and countertop
NOTES: After making the countertop cutout, some installations
may require notching down the base cabinet side walls to clear
the burner box. To avoid this modification, use a base cabinet with
sidewalls wider than the cutout.
If cabinet has a drawer, a 3" (7.6 cm) depth clearance from the
countertop to the top of the drawer (or other obstruction) in base
cabinet is required.
When installing a hood above this cooktop, follow the installation
instructions included with the hood itself.
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For 21" (53.3 cm) model only:
rear of cabinet or
rear wall under
countertop
A.
B. 1 " (3.4 cm) max.

Electrical Requirements

240 volt Cooktop:
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Use 8 gauge copper wire.
Electrically ground cooktop.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that
the ground path and wire gauge are in accordance with local
codes.
Do not ground to a gas pipe.
Check with a qualified electrical installer if you are not sure the
cooktop is properly grounded.
Do not have a fuse in the neutral or ground circuit.
Make sure that the electrical connection and wire size are
adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition or CSA Standards C22.1-94,
Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 and C22.2 No. O-M91-latest
edition, and all local codes and ordinances.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
One Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
CSA International
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, OH 44131-5575
back edge
of cutout
B
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" (1.7 cm) min.

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