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Gas downdraft cooktop
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Installation
Instructions
Gas Downdraft Cooktop
I ff you have questions,call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our W_bsite at: GEAppliances.com
In the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts:
" This product
must
be installed
bv a licensed
phunber
or gas fitter.
• When
using
ball-type
gas shut-offvalves,
they shall be
the T-handle
type.
• A flexible
gas connectm;
when
used, must
not exceed
3 teet.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
IMPORTANT
NOTE:
This product
is for use with
natural
gas only. It is NOT
convertible
for use with
LP gas.
Read
these
instructions
completely
and carefully.
• IMPORTANT
- Save t hese
instructions
ti)r h)cal inspector's
use.
• IMPORTANT
- Observe all
governing
codes
and
ordinances.
• Note
to Installer
-
Be sure
to leave these
instructions
with tile Consumer.
• Note
to Consumer
- IZeep
these
insnuctions
ti)r fllture
reierence.
° Proper
installation
is tile responsibility
of
the installer.
0 Product
fifihu'e
due
to improper
installation
is not
covered
trader
tile _,Varrantv.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If You Smell
Gas:
1. Open
windows.
2. Don't
touch
any electrical
switches.
3. Extinguish
any open
flame.
4. hnmediately
call your gas supplier.
Do not store
or use gasoline
or other
flmnmable
vapors
mid liquids
in the vicinity
of this or rely other
appliance.
WARNING
-
Before
beginning
tile
installation,
switch
power
off' at the service
panel
and
lock the service
disconnecting
means
to prevent
power
fl'om being
switched
on accidentall>
When
tile service
disconnecting
means
cannot
be h)cked,
secm'elv
tasten
a prominent
warning
device,
such as
a tag, to the service
panel.
8
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Tile cooktop
has been
design-certified
by CSA
International.
_s with any appliance
using gas and
generating
heat, there
are certain
sale_' precautions
wm should
fi)llow. You'll find these
precautions
in the
"ImportantSMotg
Instuctions
section
in the fi'ont ot this
Owner's
Manual.
Read them
carefldlv.
°
Be sm'e
yore" cooktop
is installed
properl)
b) a qualified
installer
or service
technician,
°
The cooktoi)
m ust be electricall)
gromMed
in accordance
with local codes, or in their absence,
with the National
Electrical
Code ANSI/NFE__
No. 70 - latest
Edition.
0 Installation
of this cooktop
Inust confimn
with local
codes, or in the absence
of local codes, with the National
Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z _223. . 1 - latest
Edition.
°
lmi)roper
installation,
a(!iusm_ent,
alteration,
setMce
or maintenance
can cause ii_jtuy or propert),
damage.
Refer to this manual.
For assistance
or additional
infi)mmtion,
consult
a qualified
installe_; service agency,
manufi_cmrer
(dealer)
or tile gas suI)plie_:
°
Disconnect
electrical
sui)i)ly beli)re
servicing.
°
Never reuse old flexible
connecto_.
Tile use of old
flexible
connectors
can cause gas leaks and personal
ii_jm T. Mways use NEW flexible
connectoi3
when
installing
a gas appliance.
°
Make sure the wall coverings
amtmd
the cooktop
can
withstand
heat generated
by the cooktop
up to 200°E
°
Avoid placing
cabinets
above the cooktop.
°
If cabinets
are placed
above the cooktop,
allow a
minimum
clearance
ot 30" between
tile cooking
surIi_ce and tile bottom
of protected
cabinets.
0 If a 30" clearance
between
cooking
sm_i_ce and overhead
combustible
material
or metal cabinets
cannot
be
maintained,
protect
tile trade,side
of tile cabinets
above
tile cooktop
with not less than
1/4" instflafing
millboard
or g_psum
board
at least 3/16"
thick covered
with 28
gauge sheet steel or 0.020" thick coppe_:
(]learance
between
the cooking
sm_i_ce and i)rotected
t/
cabinets
MUST NE'YER BE LESS THAN
24. Tile
vertical distance
from tile plane
of tile cooking
stu_ilce
to tile bottom
of a(!iacent
overhead
cabinets
extending
closer than 2" to tile plane of tile cooktop
sides must not
be less than 18{t

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