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GE JGP979 Owner's Manual

Gas downdraft cooktop
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
8, 9
Electric Ignition
Feaun_es ................
] 4
Surfl_ce Burner
6, S-I 0
6, 9
Panel Seal
Grill Burner.
Grill Coxer.
Grill Grates
. . 17
.. 17
Stainless Smel Surfi_ces
Vent Grille and Filter
Gas Connection
19, 20
] 8
27, 28
. .29, 30
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model #
Serial #
Find these nmnbers
on a label
on the
of the vent chamber:
05-04 JR


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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents Installation Instructions Safety Instructions ..Ductwork ... 22-25 Electrical Operating Instructions Controls ....8, 9 Connection ..21,26 Cookware ....Gas Connection ..21,22 J(;P979 Electric Ignition ..Installing Feaun_es ....Cooktop .... 21-26 Grill Module ..10-13 Preparation ..
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. A 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...
  • Page 3 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. Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READALLINSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. SAFETY P RECAUTIONS WARNING:ro redu e the r isk of f ire, Mwavs keep dish towels, dishcloths, holde_ 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 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 grates. Toavoid 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: Ventilation System

    Featuresof your cooktop. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Feature Index Grill Module Vent (fan operates automatically when grill is in use) Vent Filters (located below the vent grille) Cast-Iron Burner Grates Surface Burners Surface Burner Controls Vent Control...
  • Page 7 Cooktopaccessories. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model..............Grill Model JXGG79 Consists of two black grill grates and a grill buinen Sealed Burner Module Models JXGB79B (black) and JXGB79W (white) NOTE: Optional surface burner module The grill assembly can be removed and a sealed...
  • Page 8: Safety' Instructions

    Usingthe gas surface burners. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model Electric Ignition Surthce burners in use when Your surlace burners lit by electric ignition, eliminating tile need fl)r electrical power fifilure occm_ will standing pilots with constantly burning...
  • Page 9 Usingyour cooktop. CEAppliances corn Wok This Way We recommendthat you use a fiat-bottomed rise a flat-bottollled Oil }1 wok, available at your local retail store. support ring. Placing tile ring over tile bm'ner or grate may cause tile bm'ner Use a flat-bottomed wok.
  • Page 10: Grill Module

    Surface burnerand grill 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 fin'ward tmfil set to OFF. tile tubes ignitm_ start...
  • Page 11 Grilling. Using the Grill • Allowing excessive amotmts of grease • The vent fm_ will operate or drippings to constantly flame w_ids automatically when grill burner is in use. the warranty on the grill grates. Excessive flare-ups indicate that •...
  • Page 12 Grilling. Grilling Tips " _]tl/ your grill, any food you've * When basting meats or applying considered "at its best" when sauces to foods, remember that prepared outdoors can now be excessive alnounts wind 11 I) inside prepared indoors with less fllss and yore _ grill and do not improve tile...
  • Page 13 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. Well 21 to 24 minutes Turnafter 6 to 12 minutes.
  • Page 14: Otheraccessories

    Otheraccessories. Grill Cover IMPORTANT" A lthough the finish is very The textured steel grill cover makes an durable, care should be taken to avoid attractive cover for the grill section of the setting utensils or other items on the cooktop when it is not in use. surface that could cause scratches.
  • Page 15: Care And Cleaning

    Careand cleaning of the cooktop. CEA,,lia, Before Cleaning Befl)re cleaning any part of your Do not operate the cooktop without cooktop, be sure all controls are off' parts in place. DISCONNECT ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE COOKTOP at the tuse box or circuit breaker panel,...
  • Page 16 Careand cleaning of the cooktop. GnflBumer NOTE: The grill burner should be cleaned after Check to be sure all burner i)(/rts each use. It can be cleaned with a non- (/i)en. To open clogged i)orts, insert I)ad or in the dishwasher. abrasive a twist tie directl)
  • Page 17: Griddle Accessotw

    GEAppliance_com Igniters It is important to kee I) igniter port openings on burne_ clear and free obstructions to avoid ignition failure possible gas buildup. If the port openings are bh)cked, use a twist tie to remove food particles. Griddle Accessory DO NOT immerse a hot griddle in Remove stubborn...
  • Page 18 Installation Gas Downdraft Cooktop Instructions I ff you have questions,call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our W_bsite at: IMPORTANT SAFETY In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: INSTRUCTIONS " This product must be installed bv a licensed phunber or gas fitter. • When...
  • Page 19: Preparation

    8" (20.3 cm). allow YO/l II/tISt I'oon/ eIl()tlgl/ rei/love _lild ei/lpty grease container(s). CAUTION: _hrrantv is void on equipment installed other than as recommended bv GE. Recommended wall caps and transitions inust be used fl)r proper operation and installation.
  • Page 20: Cooktop

    Installation Instructions MINIMUM SPACING REQUIREMENT [] INSTALLING CABINETS OVER YOUR COOKTOP When installing a double downdrafl cooktop c()mbination with another downdrafl cooktop maintain minimmn spacing between units shown below. Installing them close will affect 30" min (76.2 cm) cooking i)erforn/ance. 1 8 ff F __46.7 0m__ 4...
  • Page 21 Installation Instructions PROVIDE ADEQUATE [] PREPARING THE COUNTERTOP SUPPLY Countertop cut-out dimensions Back of Counter This cooktop is designed to operate on natural onlv at 5" (12.7 cm) of wa tel" colmn n pressure. It is Not less than _5k6" ( 2.4 cm) with convertible fi)I"...
  • Page 22 Installation Instructions [] PREPARE FOR DUCTWORK [] GAS CONNECTION NOTE: Ductwork MUST be vented outside. Make the gas connection to the inlet vent into a wall, ceiling, crawlspace, attic or any concealed space. of the pressure regulator on this Determine the best route fin"...
  • Page 23 Installation Instructions PLAN THE DUCT RUN Use quality nletal duct of at least 26-gauge galvanized or 24-gauge ahuninunl, hIli_rior 1, Make a sketch of tile total systenl. IdentiI}' tile quality pipe and fittings can cause up to twice type of each fitting and tile length of straight the restriction...
  • Page 24 Installation Instructions Example Example 2 5" to 6" Transition E, ow 5" to 6" Transition _,:tE_f:;' Round ft. of 6" Round Round "__--4 ft. of 6" Round 6" Wall Cap 6" to 3V4"x 10" TransitionS/ Duct Fitting Number Total Equivalent of Fittings Equivalent Length...
  • Page 25 Installation Instructions DUCT LENGTH CHART Duct Fitting Number Total Equivalent Duct Fitting Equivalent Length of Fittings Length of Fitting 5 ft. 8" Diameter 90 ° Elbow (1.52 m) 6" Diameter 45 ° Elbow (0.76 m) 1 ft. 5" to 6" Transition _Air Flow (12.7 cm to 15.24 cm)
  • Page 26 Installation Instructions ELECTRICAL CONNECTION CHECK IGNITION Electrical requirements: After installing cooktop, check ignition each bm'ner. 120-volt, 60-Hertz, individual, properly grounded branch circuit protected by a 15-amp circuit 1. Push knob turn to the I,]TE or time-delay breaker tilse. position (180 ° from OFF).
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service... Troubleshooting -tips Save time and money! Review the chart on this page first and you may not need to call for service. Possible Causes What To Do Burnersdo notlight • Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live, properly Plug on cooktop...
  • Page 28 Before you call for service... Troubleshooting -tips Possible What To De Sparking sound persists Be sure the knob is ill the • P.emove knob by pulling it straight ott the stem and after burner is turned off OFF position. check the bottom of the knob...
  • Page 29 GE Service Protection Plus rM GE, a name recognized worldwide _br quality and dependability; oflers y'ou Service Protection Plus'"--comprehensive protection on all y'our appliances-- No Matter What Brand! Benefits Include: We71CoverAny Appliance. • Backed by GE • All brands covered Anywhere.
  • Page 30: Product Registration

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  • Page 31 During this From the date of the full one-year warranty, GE will also provkle, free of charge, all labor and in-home sex_'ice to original purchase replace defecti\'e part.
  • Page 32: Consumersupport

    ScheduleService Expert (;E repair sels:ice is onlx one step away fl'om your dooi; Get on-line and schedule vc,ur service at your conxenience 24 hom_ am (lm of the '_ear! Or call 800.GE.(_AI_ES (800.432.2737) dining n{mnal business hom_. RealLife DesignStudio