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Electrical Requirements; Gas Supply Requirements - Whirlpool 30"(76.2 CM) Installation Instructions Manual

30" (76.2 cm) and 36" (91.4 cm) gas built-in cooktop
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Electrical Requirements

IMPORTANT: The cooktop must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes and ordinances, or in the absence
of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70
or Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1.
This cooktop is equipped with an electronic ignition system that
will not operate if plugged into an outlet that is not properly
If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that
the ground path is adequate.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
CSA International
8501 East Pleasant Valley Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44131-5575
A 120 volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15-amp, fused electrical circuit is
required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is also
recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this cooktop be provided.
Electronic ignition systems operate within wide voltage limits,
but proper grounding and polarity are necessary. Check that
the outlet provides 120-volt power and is correctly grounded.
The wiring diagrams are provided with this cooktop. See
"Wiring Diagrams" on a separate sheet. The wiring diagrams
are located on the left underside of the cooktop base.

Gas Supply Requirements

Explosion Hazard
Use a new CSA International approved gas supply line.
Install a shut-off valve.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
If connected to LP, have a qualified person make sure
gas pressure does not exceed 14" (36 cm) water
Examples of a qualified person include:
licensed heating personnel,
authorized gas company personnel, and
authorized service personnel.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
IMPORTANT: This installation must conform with all local codes
and ordinances. In the absence of local codes, installation must
conform with American National Standard, National Fuel Gas
Code ANSI Z223.1 - latest edition or CAN/CGA B149 - latest
IMPORTANT: Leak testing of the cooktop must be conducted
according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Type of Gas
Natural Gas:
This cooktop is design-certified by CSA International for use with
Natural gas or, after proper conversion, for use with LP gas.
This cooktop is factory set for use with Natural gas. If
converting to LP gas, see the "LP Gas Conversion"
instructions provided in the package containing literature.
The model/serial rating plate located on the underside of the
cooktop base has information on the types of gas that can be
used. If the types of gas listed do not include the type of gas
available, check with the local gas supplier.
LP Gas Conversion:
Conversion must be done by a qualified service technician.
No attempt shall be made to convert the cooktop from the gas
specified on the model/serial rating plate for use with a different
gas without consulting the serving gas supplier. See the Gas
Conversion instructions provided in the package containing
Gas Supply Line
Provide a gas supply line of
cooktop location. A smaller size pipe on longer runs may
result in insufficient gas supply. Pipe-joint compounds that
resist the action of LP gas must be used. Do not use
tape. With LP gas, piping or tubing size should be
½" minimum. Usually, LP gas suppliers determine the size
and materials used in the system.
Flexible metal appliance connector:
If local codes permit, use a
steel tubing gas connector, designed by CSA to connect
the cooktop to the rigid gas supply line.
A ½" male pipe thread is needed for connection to the
female pipe threads of the inlet to the cooktop pressure
Do not kink or damage the flexible metal tubing when
moving the cooktop.
Rigid pipe connection:
The rigid pipe connection requires a combination of pipe
fittings to obtain an in-line connection to the cooktop. The
rigid pipe must be level with the cooktop connection. All
strains must be removed from the supply and fuel lines so
cooktop will be level and in line.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
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