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KitchenAid KFEG500ESS Installation Instructions Manual

30" (76.2 cm) freestanding electric ranges
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30" (76.2 CM) FREESTANDING ELECTRIC RANGES
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W10694026A
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Table of Contents

RANGE SAFETY ............................................................................. 2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS................................................ 3
Tools and Parts ............................................................................ 3
Location Requirements................................................................ 3
Electrical Requirements ............................................................... 5
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.................................................. 6
Unpack Range ............................................................................. 6
Install Anti-Tip Bracket................................................................. 6
Electrical Connection ................................................................... 8
Level Range ............................................................................... 13
Warming Drawer or Premium Storage Drawer.......................... 14
Storage Drawer .......................................................................... 14
Complete Installation ................................................................. 15
Moving the Range...................................................................... 15

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 30" (76.2 CM) FREESTANDING ELECTRIC RANGES Table of Contents RANGE SAFETY ................2 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS..........3 Tools and Parts ................3 Location Requirements..............3 Electrical Requirements ............... 5 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS..........6 Unpack Range ................6 Install Anti-Tip Bracket..............6 Electrical Connection ..............
  • Page 2: Range Safety

    RANGE SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 3: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Tools and Parts Location Requirements Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. IMPORTANT: Observe all governing codes and ordinances. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed ■ It is the installer’s responsibility to comply with installation here.
  • Page 4 Product Dimensions Cabinet Dimensions Cabinet opening dimensions shown are for 25" (64.0 cm) countertop depth, 24" (61.0 cm) base cabinet depth and 36" (91.4 cm) countertop height. IMPORTANT: If installing a range hood or microwave hood combination above the range, follow the range hood or microwave hood combination installation instructions for dimensional clearances above the cooktop surface.
  • Page 5: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is ■ A UL listed conduit connector must be provided at each end recommended that a qualified electrical installer determine that of the power supply cable (at the range and at the junction the ground path and wire gauge are in accordance with local box).
  • Page 6: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Unpack Range Install Anti-Tip Bracket WARNING WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install range. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1. Remove shipping materials, tape and film from range. 2.
  • Page 7 Floor Mounting 5. Using two #12 x 1⁵⁄₈" Phillips-head screws provided, mount anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor. 6. Move range close enough to opening to allow for final electrical connections. Remove shipping base, cardboard or hardboard from under range. 7.
  • Page 8: Electrical Connection

    Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord Direct Wire WARNING WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Disconnect power before servicing. Use a new 40 amp power supply cord. Use 8 gauge copper or 6 gauge aluminum wire. Plug into a grounded outlet.
  • Page 9 Style 2: Direct Wire Strain Relief 4-Wire Connection: Power Supply Cord ■ Remove the knockout as needed for the flexible conduit connection. Use this method for: ■ Assemble a UL listed conduit connector in the opening. ■ New branch-circuit installations (1996 NEC) ■...
  • Page 10 5. Use ³⁄₈" nut driver to connect the neutral (white) wire to the 2. Use ³⁄₈" nut driver to connect the neutral (white) wire to the center terminal block post with one of the 10–32 hex nuts. center terminal block post with one of the 10–32 hex nuts. A.
  • Page 11 1. Cut out and remove part of metal ground strap, as shown. 4. Attach terminal lugs to line 1 (black), neutral (white), and line 2 (red) wires. Loosen (do not remove) the setscrew on the front of the terminal lug and insert exposed wire end through bottom of terminal lugs.
  • Page 12 Bare Wire Torque Specifications 3-Wire Connection: Direct Wire Attaching terminal lugs to the terminal block - 20 lbs-in. (2.3 N-m) Wire Awg Torque Use this method only if local codes permit connecting ground conductor to neutral supply wire. 8 gauge copper 25 lbs-in.
  • Page 13: Verify Anti-Tip Bracket Is Installed And Engaged

    IMPORTANT: If the back of the range is more than 2" (5.1 cm) Verify Anti-Tip Bracket Is Installed from the mounting wall, the rear range foot may not engage the bracket. Slide the range forward and determine if there is an and Engaged obstruction between the range and the mounting wall.
  • Page 14: Warming Drawer Or Premium Storage Drawer

    Style 2: Ranges Equipped with a Warming Drawer or To Replace: Premium Storage Drawer: 1. Align the forward drawer notches with the notches in the drawer glides on both sides. Place the rear alignment tabs Use a wrench or pliers to adjust leveling legs up or down until into the drawer glides on both sides.
  • Page 15: Complete Installation

    3. Slowly push the drawer into the range. Moving the Range WARNING Tip Over Hazard A. Engage drawer glide. A child or adult can tip the range and be killed. NOTE: When properly installed, the rear slides on the bottom Install anti-tip bracket to floor or wall per installation of the drawer will engage the base rails and the drawer will instructions.
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