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Gas Supply; Installation; Gas Conversion - Frigidaire FCS388WHCD Installation Instructions Manual

30" dual fuel slide-in range
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5. Gas Supply-
When shipped from the factory, this unit is designed to
operate on 4" water column (1.0 kPa) Natural gas
manifold pressure. A convertible pressure regulator is
connected to the range manifold and MUST be
connected in series with the gas supply line. To access
the regulator, remove the drawer.
For proper operation,
the maximum inlet pressure to
the regulator should be no more than 14" of water
column pressure (3.5 kPa).
The inlet pressure to the regulator must be at least 1 "
(.25 kPa) greater than the regulator manifold pressure
setting. The regulator is set for 4" water column (1.0
kPa) Natural gas manifold pressure, the inlet pressure
must be at least 5" water column (1.25 kPa) Natural
gas. For LP/Propane gas, the regulator must be set for
10" water column (2.5 kPa) manifold pressure, the inlet
pressure must be at least 11 " water column (2.75 kPa).
The supply line should be equipped with an approved
shutoff valve (see Figure 9). This valve should be located
in the same room as the range and should be in a
location that allows ease of opening and closing.
Do not
block access to the shutoff valve. The valve is for
turning on or shutting off gas to the appliance.
Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line. Wait a
few minutes for gas to move through the gas line.
The gas supply between the shutoff valve and the
regulator may be connected by rigid piping or by A.G.A./
flexible metallic union-connected
piping where local codes permit use.
The gas supply piping can be through the side wall of
the right cabinet.
The right side cabinet is an ideal
location for the main shutoff valve.
Do not make the connection too tight.
The regulator is die cast. Overtightening
may crack the
regulator resulting in a gas leak and possible fire or
Assemble the flexible connector from the gas supply pipe
to the pressure regulator in order: 1- manual shutoff
valve, 2- flare union adapter, 3- flexible connector, 4-
flare union adapter, 5- pressure regulator.
The gas supply line to the shutoff valve should be 1/2" or
3/4" solid pipe.
The user must know the location of the main shutoff
valve and have easy access to it.
When using flexible gas conduit on the range, allow
sufficient slack to pull the range outside the cutout for
cleaning or servicing.
NOTE: Do not allow the flexible conduit to get pinched
between the wall and the range. To visually check,
remove the drawer.
Use pipe-joint compound made for use with Natural and
LP/Propane gas to seal all gas connections.
If flexible
connectors are used, be certain connectors are not
Leak testing
of the appliance
shall be conducted
to the manufacturer's
Check for leaks. After connecting the range to the gas
supply, check the system for leaks with a manometer.
a manometer is not available, turn on the gas supply and
use a liquid leak detector at all joints and connections to
check for leaks.
Do not use a flame to check for leaks
from gas connections.
Checking for leaks with a flame
may result in a fire or explosion.
All openings in the wall or floor where the range is to be
installed must be sealed.
Tighten all connections if necessary to prevent gas
leakage in the cooktop or supply line.
Check alignment
of valves after connecting the
cooktop to the gas supply to be sure the manifold pipe
has not been moved.
Disconnect this range and its individual shutoff
valve from the gas supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures greater
than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa or 14" water column).
Isolate the range from the gas supply piping system
by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa or 14"
water column).
6. LP/Propane
Gas Conversion
This appliance can be used with Natural gas or LP/
Propane gas. It is shipped from the factory for use with
natural gas.
If you wish to convert your range for use with LP/Propane
gas, use the supplied fixed orifices located in a bag
containing the literature marked "FOR LP/PROPANEGAS
CONVERSION". Follow the instructions packaged with
the orifices.

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