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GE JGP18 Use And Care & Installation Manual

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Use and Care & Installation Guide
Operating Instructions, Tips
Controls ....................................................... 8, 9
Cookware ........................................................ 9
Features ........................................................... 6
Surface Burner Modules ....... 6, 10-14, 17
Ventilation System ..................................... 15
Grease Jar..................................................... 15
Griddle Accessory....................................... 17
Grill Burner.................................................... 16
Grill Cover ..................................................... 16
Grill Grates .................................................... 16
Igniters............................................................17
Porcelain Burner Basin .............................. 17
Porcelain Cooktop ...................................... 15
Surface Burners .......................................... 17
Ventilation System ..................................... 16
GE Appliances
Gas Downdraft Cooktop
................... 2-5
................... 15-17
Problem Solver
............................. 30
More questions ?...call
GE Answer CenterĀ® 800.626.2000
............................... 18-26
Consumer Services
Appliance Registration................................. 2
Important Phone Numbers ...................... 31
Model and Serial Numbers ......................... 2
Warranty ....................................................... 32
Models: JGP18 JGP389
164D3333P203
....... 27-29
.................. 31
811P409-60
49-8976
8-99
JR
Printed in USA

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Use and Care & Installation Guide Gas Downdraft Cooktop Problem Solver Safety Instructions ......30 ....2–5 More questions ?…call GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000 Operating Instructions, Tips Controls ............8, 9 Installation Cookware ............9 Instructions ....... 18–26 Electric Ignition ..........8 Features ............
  • Page 2: Help Us Help You

    Keep it handy for answers to your questions. If you don’t understand something or need more help, call: — Do not store or use gasoline or other ® GE Answer Center flammable vapors and liquids in the 800.626.2000 vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE • Be sure your cooktop is correctly adjusted by a • The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic qualified service technician or installer for the Enforcement Act requires the Governor of type of gas (natural or LP) which is to be used.
  • Page 4: Using Your Cooktop

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Using Your Cooktop • Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate • Do not leave children alone or unattended in or near the cooktop. where a cooktop is hot or in operation. • Never leave surface burners unattended at They could be seriously burned.
  • Page 5 • Use proper pan size—Avoid pans that are • Do not use cookware on the grill section of unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having this cooktop. flat bottoms large enough to properly contain food • Do not heat unopened food containers. Buildup and avoid boilovers and spillovers, and large of pressure may cause the container to burst and enough to cover burner grate.
  • Page 6: Controls

    FEATURES OF YOUR COOKTOP JGP18 JGP389 1. Grill Module 4. Burner Grates (optional on JGP389) 5. Surface Burners 2. Vent (fan operates automatically 6. Surface Burner Controls when grill is in use) 7. Vent Control 3. Vent Filters (below the vent grille)
  • Page 8: Electric Ignition

    SURFACE BURNERS (on some models) Electric Ignition Your surface burners are lit by electric ignition, eliminating the need for standing pilots with constantly burning flames. In case of a power outage, you can light the surface burners on your cooktop with a match. Hold a lit match to the burner, then turn the control knob to the high position.
  • Page 9: Wok Cooking

    Wok Cooking We recommend that you Do not use woks that have use only a flat-bottomed support rings. Use of these types wok. They are available of woks, with or without the ring at your local retail store. in place, can be dangerous. Placing the ring over the burner grate may cause the burner to work improperly resulting in carbon monoxide levels above allowable...
  • Page 10: Surface Burner Modules

    SURFACE BURNER MODULE To Install Burner Module To Remove Burner Module 1. Be sure all control knobs are turned off. 1. The control knobs should be in the OFF position and the cooktop should be cool. 2. If the grill burner grates are in place, remove them before installing a surface burner module.
  • Page 11: Grill Module

    GRILL MODULE The grill consists of two black grill grates and a grill burner. Only install the grill on the left side of your cooktop. To Install Grill Module NOTE: Before using the grill for the first time, heat the grill burner to remove the protective shipping coating.
  • Page 12: Using The Grill

    GRILLING Using the Grill • The vent fan will operate automatically when the • Allowing excessive amounts of grease or drippings grill burner is in use. to constantly flame voids the warranty on the grill grates. Excessive flare-ups indicate that either the •...
  • Page 13: Grilling Guide

    GRILLING GUIDE Preheat the grill on high for 5 to 10 minutes for best flavor. Type Control Setting Cooking Time Procedure Meat Steak (1/2–3/4") Rare 6 to 10 minutes Turn after 3 to 5 minutes.† Medium 10 to 16 minutes Turn after 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Page 14: Using The Griddle

    GRILL COVER The texture steel grill cover makes an attractive cover for the grill section of the cooktop when it is not in use. To Use the Grill Cover Remove the cover before heating the grill. Since a IMPORTANT: Although the finish is very durable, heated grill cover would not appear hot, this could care should be taken to avoid setting utensils or other cause accidental burns should it be touched.
  • Page 15: Ventilation System

    VENTILATION SYSTEM The built-in vent system helps remove cooking vapors, odors and smoke from foods prepared on the cooktop, grill and griddle accessories. Continuous use of the vent system helps keep the kitchen comfortable and less humid, reducing cooking odors and moisture that normally creates a frequent need for cleaning.
  • Page 16: Grill Burner

    CARE AND CLEANING (continued) Grill Burner Grill Grates The grill burner should The grates should be cleaned be cleaned after each after each use. They can be use. It can be cleaned cleaned with detergent and a with soapy steel wool plastic scrubber, such as Tuffy, pad or in the dishwasher.
  • Page 17: Igniters

    Igniters Griddle Accessory It is important to keep igniter port openings on DO NOT immerse a hot griddle in cold water. burners clear and free of obstructions to avoid ignition Once the griddle has cooled, wash with soap or failure and possible gas buildup. If the port openings detergent in hot water in the sink.
  • Page 18: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU BEGIN IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions completely and The cooktop has been design certified by the American Gas Association. As with any appliance carefully. using gas and generating heat, there are certain IMPORTANT–OBSERVE ALL GOVERNING safety precautions you should follow.
  • Page 19 You must allow room enough to remove and empty grease container(s). CAUTION: Warranty is void on equipment installed other than as recommended by GE. Recommended wall caps and transitions must be used for proper operation and installation.
  • Page 20 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) STEP 1 MINIMUM SPACING REQUIREMENT When installing a double bay downdraft cooktop INSTALLING CABINETS OVER YOUR COOKTOP in combination with another downdraft cooktop maintain the minimum spacing between units as shown below. Installing them too close will affect 30"...
  • Page 21 73.3 cm .16 cm ⁄ ⁄ " (JGP18) 43.5 cm .2 cm A pressure regulator is to be connected in series with the manifold of the cooktop and must remain in series with the supply line regardless of whether natural or LP gas is being used.
  • Page 22 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) STEP 6 STEP 7 PREPARE FOR DUCTWORK GAS CONNECTION NOTE: Ductwork MUST be vented outside. Make the gas connection DO NOT vent into a wall, ceiling, crawlspace, to the inlet of the attic or any concealed space. pressure regulator on this appliance with a 1/2"...
  • Page 23 STEP 8 3. Use quality metal duct of at least 26 gauge galvanized or 24 gauge aluminum. Inferior PLAN THE DUCT RUN quality pipe and fittings can cause up to twice 1. Make a sketch of the total system. the restriction shown and is a poor value. See Identify the type of each fitting and the length the Prepare for Duct Work section of this guide of straight pipe.
  • Page 24 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Example 1 Example 2 5" to 6" Transition 5" to 6" Transition 2' of 6" Round 2' of 6" Round 6" Elbow " Elbow 4' of 6" Round 4' of 6" Round 6" Elbow 6" Elbow 6' of 6" Round 6"...
  • Page 25 DUCT LENGTH CHART Duct Fitting Number Total Equivalent Duct Fitting Equivalent Length of Fittings Length–Fitting 8" Diameter 90° Elbow (1.52 m) 2.5' 6" Diameter 45° Elbow (.76 m) 1.0' 5" to 6" Transition Air Flow (12.7 cm to 15.24 cm) (.30 m) Air Flow this direction not recommended.
  • Page 26 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) STEP 11 STEP 12 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION CHECK IGNITION After installing the cooktop, check the ignition of Electrical requirements: each burner. 120 volt, 60 Hertz, individual, properly grounded branch circuit protected by a 15 amp circuit 1. Push in one knob and turn to the LITE breaker or time delay fuse.
  • Page 27 CONVERTING TO LP GAS or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP HOW TO CONVERT FOR USE WITH LP GAS CONVERT THE PRESSURE REGULATOR OR NATURAL GAS WARNING: Do not remove the pressure This cooktop leaves the factory set for use with regulator.
  • Page 28: Converting To Lp Gas

    CONVERTING TO LP GAS (continued) CONVERTING SURFACE BURNERS CONVERT SURFACE BURNER AIR SHUTTER (on some models) Screw Air Shutter To Close Air Opening To Open For LP gas, loosen the Phillips head screw and 1/2" Open End Wrench rotate the shutter to the full open position. After Turn clockwise 30 seconds of burner operation, check for flames to tighten.
  • Page 29 CONVERT GRILL BURNER AIR SHUTTER ADJUST LOW FLAME SETTING 1. Light the top burners and continue turning (on some models) all of the surface knobs to LOW. 2. Remove all 4 knobs. 3. With a small flat blade screwdriver, turn the Counterclockwise Clockwise to increase...
  • Page 30 • Fan control knob must be turned in clockwise direction to turn fan on. NOT WORK FAN TURNS ON • This is normal. The fan will operate automatically when the grill is in use. AUTOMATICALLY If you need more help…call toll free: ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 consumer information service...
  • Page 31: Parts And Accessories

    We’ll Be There With the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive the assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free! GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000 ® Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GE Answer Center information service is available to help.
  • Page 32: Warranty

    To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. Warrantor: General Electric Company If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225 JGP18 JGP389...

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