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GE JGP990 Installation & Owner's Instructions

Gas downdraft cooktop
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Safety Instruaions
Operating Instructions
8, 9
Electric Ignition
Grill Module
SurlXace Burner
6, 8-10
6, 9
Care and Cleaning
l{a_obs and
Panel Seal
Grease Jar
Grill Burner.
Grill Grate
. . 17
Sealed Burner
Stainless Smel Surfi_ces
Vent Grille and Filter
Ins_uc'_ions .........
LP Conversion ......
Tips ...............
34, 35
.., /,38
VV:mantv ...............
Write the model and serial
Model #
Serial #
Find these numbers
on a label
under the cooktop.



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  • Page 1 Installation Safety Instruaions ..Ins_uc'_ions ..18-29 Operating Instructions LP Conversion ..30-33 Accessories ....Controls ....8, 9 J(;P990 Cookware ....Troubleshooting Tips ....34, 35 Electric Ignition ..Features ....Griddle ....Consumer Support Grill Module ..
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    iMPORTANT SAFETY iNFORMAtiON. READALL iNSTRUCtiONSBEFORE USING WARNING! For your safe_, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life. WARNING: If the information in this manual is not...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Notice

    IMPORTANT SAFETY N OtiCE The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. SAFETY P RECAUTIONS WARNING:ro redu e tbe r isk of f ire, Mwavs keep dish towels, dishcloths, holders and other linens a safe distance electrical shock, or injury to persons, observe the from your cooktop. following: Do not store flammable materials...
  • Page 5: Surface Burners

    • , WARNING! SURFACE BURNERS Use proper pan size--avoid pans that are unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover burner grate. To avoid spillovers, make sure cookware is large enough to contain the food properly. This will both save cleaning time and prevent hazardous accumulations of food, since heavy spattering or spillovers left on cooktop can ignite.
  • Page 6: Featuresof Your Cooktop

    Featuresof your cooktop. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Feature Index Grill Module (optionM) Vent (fan operates automatically when grill is in use) Vent Filter (located below the vent grille) Cast-Iron Burner Grate Surface Burners Surface Burner Controls...
  • Page 7: Sealed Burner Module

    Cooktopaccessories, gecom Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Grill Model JXGGgOL Consists of a black grill grate a grill burner. Sealed Burner Module Models JXGBgOB(black), JXGBgOS(stainless steel) and JXGBgOW (white) NOTE: Optional surface burner Tile grill assembly can be removed and a sealed burner...
  • Page 8: Usingthe Gas Surface Burners

    Usingthe gas surface burners. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model Electric Ignition Your surtace burners lit by electric Surthce burners in use when ignition, eliminating tile need fl)r electrical power fifilure occm5 will standing pilots with constantly burning...
  • Page 9: Using Your Cooktop

    Usingyour cooktop, Wok This Way We recommendthat you use a flat-bottomed rise a I'lat-bottollled wok, available at your local retail store. support ring. Placing tile ring over tile Use a flat-bottomed wok. grote tile btlrner I/lag Catlse btlrner (-)nlv a fiat-bottomed wok should be used.
  • Page 10: Grill Module

    Surfaceburnerandgrill modules. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Sealed Burner Module ToInstall the Sealed Burner Module: 1. Make sure that all control knobs 4. Slide tile bm'ner module forward tmfil set to OFF. the pins start to engage the white slotted receptacle,...
  • Page 11: Using The Grill

    Grilling. Using the Grill • Grease drippings will occasionally • The vent fm_ will operate ignite to produce hamfless i)ufls of automatically when grill flame tiw a second or two. This is a burner is in use. normal part of tile cooking process.
  • Page 12: Grilling Tips

    Gril/ing. Grilling Tips " _'_]th your grill, any food wmk'e * When basting meats or applying considered "at its best" when sauces to foods, remember that prepared outdoo_ can now be excessive alnounts wind up inside prepared indoors with less fllss and your grill and do not improve great...
  • Page 13: Grilling Guide

    Grillingguide, Preheat the grill on high for 5 to 10 minutes for best flavor. Control Setting Cooking Time Procedure Type Meat Steak(1/2"-3/4") Rare 6 to 10 minutes Turnafter 3 to 5 minutes.f Medium 10 to 16 minutes Turnafter 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Page 14: Griddle Accessory

    Griddle. Griddle Accessory Using the griddle: 1. Before the first use, wash )'our new 4. Preheat the griddle 5 to 10 minutes at the specified setting as noted griddle in hot soapy water; rinse dry. Then "condition" the surfilce the Griddle Guide.
  • Page 15: Grease Jar

    Camand cleaningof the cooktop, ge.cem Before Cleaning Betm'e cleaning any part of your cooktop power i)]ug, located beneath cooktop, be sure all controls are off the cooktop inside the cabinets. and OISCONNECT ELECTRICAL POWER Do not operate the cooktop without...
  • Page 16: Careand Cleaning Of The Cooktop

    Careand cleaning of the cooktop. Grill Burner The grill burner should be cleaned after NOTE: Check to be stlre all btlrner ports each use. It can be cleaned with a non- are open. To open clogged ports, insert abrasive or ill the dishwasher. a twist tie directly into each port.
  • Page 17: Porcelain Burner Basin

    Igniters It is important to kee I) igniter port openings on burne_ clear and fl'ee of obst_ uctions to avoid ignition fifilure possible gas buildup. If tile port openings are blocked, use a twist tie to remove tood particles.
  • Page 18: Installation Instructions

    Installation Gas Downdraft Cooktop Instructions I ffyou havequestions, c all 800.GE CARES (8_.432.2737) or visit our Website at: IMPORTANT SAFETY In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: INSTRUCTIONS • This product must be installed bv a licensed plmnber or gas fitter.
  • Page 19: Installation

    Installation Instructions UNPACK YOUR COOKTOP PARTS INCLUDED • Cooktop with side hold- • Vent grille • Sealed burner caps (2) down bolts • Vent filter • Gas pressure regulator • Sealed burner module • Blower assembly • Attached 120-volt grounded •...
  • Page 20: Tools And Parts Needed

    CAUTION: Warranty is w)id on equipment installed other than as recommended by GE, Recommended * Blowermavbe rotatedfor horizontalorvertical directionby looseningnutsaround blowerMet. Accessible insideventilationcMmber. wall caps transitions must used fin" proper operation installation.
  • Page 21 Installation Instructions PREPARATION MINIMUM SPACING REQUIREMENT [] INSTALLING CABINETS OVER YOUR COOKTOP When installing a double bay downdrafl cooktop in combination with another downdrafl cooktop, maintain the minimum spacing between units shown below. Installing them too close will affect 30" Irlin (76.2 cm) cooking pertin'mance.
  • Page 22 Installation Instructions PREPARATION PROVIDE ADEQUATE [] PREPARING THE COUNTERTOP GAS SUPPLY Countertop cut-out dimensions Back ofCounter This cooktop is designed to operate on natm'al onlv at 5" (l 2.7 cm) of water cohunn pressure Net_ss tMn 1_6- ( 2.4cle) on I,P gas at 10" (25.4 cm) of water cohunn 21"±...
  • Page 23 Installation Instructions PREPARATION [] PREPARE FOR DUCTWORK BLOWER TO DUCTWORK ALIGNMENT NOTE: Ductwork MUST be vented outside. vent into a wall, ceiling, crawlspace, attic In general, use of flexible ducting is discotn_ged _IIIV concealed space. because it can cause severely reswicted aiYflo_;...
  • Page 24: Install The Ductwork

    Installation Instructions PREPARATION PLAN THE DUCT RUN • Use the shortest mad straightest duct run possible. For satisfactory performm_ce, the duct run should 1. Make a sketch of the total system. IdeutiI}' not exceed 100 feet equivalent length. t)pe of each fitting and the length of straight...
  • Page 25: Ductwork Calculations

    Installation Instructions DUCTWORK CALCULATIONS Equivalent Number Equivalent Duct Pieces Length*x Used = Length Calculate Total Ec uivalent Ductwork Length Equivalent Number Equivalent Duct Pieces Length* x Used = Length to 3W' x 10" transition 6" round 90° elbow 20 ft. 6"...
  • Page 26: Install The Cooktop

    Installation Instructions INSTALL THE COOKTOP PREPARE THE COOKTOP PREPARE THE COOKTOP (cont.) Rotate the cooktop and plenum fi)rward Remoxe xent grille, vent filter, sealed burner careflfllv set it on its back edge on the stvrofl_am module tape from burner caps, packing.
  • Page 27 Installation Instructions INSTALL THE COOKTOP PREPARE THE COOKTOP (cont.) INSTALL THE PRESSURE REGULATOR AND CONNECT Remove tile blank 9-pin connector plug fl'on/ tile 9-pin receptacle on tile bottom of tile cooktop (cont.) discard. Connect tile 9-pin plug on tile blower assembly to the matching 9-pin receptacle...
  • Page 28 Installation Instructions INSTALL THE COOKTOP INSTALL THE COOKTOP CONNECT THE DUCTWORK I,ower the cooktop into the com_tertop opening, Connect the ductwork prepared earlier to the blower transition duct. guiding it into position. ELECTRICAL CONNECTION Electrical requirements: 120wolt, 60-Hertz, individual, properly grotmded branch circuit...
  • Page 29: Final Assembly

    Installation Instructions FINAL ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLE THE COOKTOP INSTALL GREASE JAR, DOWNDRAFT RLTERAND VENT GRILLE Install sealed burner module, caps grate on the right side of the unit. page 10 for Screw the grease jar into the grease jar holder correct installation.
  • Page 30: Lp Conversion Instructions

    LP Conversion Gas Cooktop Instructions Questions?Call 800.GE. C ARES(800.432.2737) or Visit,,,,-_ ebsite :it: BEFORE YOU BEGIN Read these instructions completely and carefully. • This cooktop is fi_ctory set fl)r natural gas operation. Conversion to I,P operation should be performed •...
  • Page 31: Gas Supply

    LP Conversion Instructions GAS SUPPLY [] CONVERT THE PRESSURE REGULATOR • With the installation of this conversion kit, the cooktop should operate on I,P gas at 10" of water I,ocate tile pressure regulator under tile fl'ont tile cooktop. cohlIl/n pI'eSS/lI'e. t Tile pressure regulator must...
  • Page 32: Check Ignition

    LP Conversion Instructions [] CONVERT SURFACE BURNERS [] ADJUST GRILL BURNER AIR SHUTTER Air shutter 7 L2d_'SCrrelWtter opening Tighten s crew The air shutters fin" tl_e grill btm_er may need to be a(!iusted to get better flame appearance and ignition. air shutters for the grill btm_er am locamd on the bottom Turnclockwise to tigl)ten ot the grill btm_eI: To access tl_e air sh tlttels, remove...
  • Page 33 LP Conversion Instructions [] ADJUST THE LOW FLAME [] ADJUST THE LOW FLAME (SIMMER) SETTING (SIMMER) SETTING (cont.) Flame Recheck: The top burner wdves have low flan/e/simlner a(!jusanent screws accessible through tile valve switches. Repeat tile a(!iustulent fin" each burner, _dtel"...
  • Page 34: Tips

    Before you call for service... Troubleshooting -tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages first and you may not need to call for service. Possible Causes What To Do Burnersdo notlight Plug on cooktop is not •...
  • Page 35 Possible Causes What To Do Hames too high or too Adjust flame setting. I i,ight burnei_ Counterclockwise LOW setting low at the Clockwise continue turning all of to increase LOW. surlilce knobs to reduce NOTE: The right side flame size 2 ]_.einove...
  • Page 36 Notes.
  • Page 37 GE Service Protection Plus rM GE, a name recognized _ orklwide ff)r quality and dependability, offers Service Protection Plus'"--compreher_sive protection on all your appliar_ces-- No Matter What Brand! Benefits Include: We 71 Cover Any Appliance. * Backed by GE * All brands covered Anywhere.
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  • Page 39 This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service Location for service.
  • Page 40 ScheduleService Expert (;E repair setsice is onlx one step awa} fl'om your door: Get on-line and schedule vc,t:u"serxice at your conxenience 24 hours am elm of the _ear! Or call 800.GE.(_AI_ES (800.432.2737) during n{mnal business hou_. RealLife DesignStudio