GE 49-80388 12-05 JR Cooktop User Manual

The cooktop has been design certified by CSA
International. As with any appliance using gas and
generating heat, there are certain safety precautions
you should follow. You’ll find these precautions in the
Important Safety Information section in the front of
this Owner’s Manual. Read them carefully.
Be sure your cooktop is installed properly by a
qualified installer or service technician.
The cooktop must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes, or in their absence,
with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA
No. 70 – Latest Edition.
Installation of this cooktop must conform with local
codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 – Latest Edition.
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,
service or maintenance can cause injury or property
damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or
additional information, consult a qualified installer,
service agency, manufacturer (dealer) or the gas
Disconnect electrical supply before servicing.
Never reuse old flexible connectors. The use of old
flexible connectors can cause gas leaks and personal
injury. Always use NEW flexible connectors when
installing a gas appliance.
Make sure the wall coverings around the cooktop can
withstand heat generated by the cooktop up to 200°F.
Avoid placing cabinets above the cooktop.
If cabinets are placed above the cooktop, allow a
minimum clearance of 30 between the cooking
surface and the bottom of unprotected cabinets.
If cabinets are placed above the cooktop, use
cabinets no more than 13 deep.
If a 30 clearance between cooking surface and
overhead combustible material or metal cabinets
cannot be maintained, protect the underside of the
cabinets above the cooktop with not less than 1/4
insulating millboard or gypsum board at least 3/16
thick covered with 28 gauge sheet steel or 0.020
thick copper.
Clearance between the cooking surface and protected
cabinets MUST NEVER BE LESS THAN 24. The
vertical distance from the plane of the cooking
surface to the bottom of adjacent overhead cabinets
extending closer than 1 to the plane of the cooktop
sides must not be less than 18.
If You Smell Gas:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch any electrical switches.
3. Extinguish any open flame.
4. Immediately call your gas supplier.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
This product must be installed by a licensed
plumber or gas fitter.
When using ball-type gas shut-off valves, they
shall be the T-handle type.
A flexible gas connector, when used, must not
exceed 3 feet.
Gas Downdraft
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Read these instructions completely and carefully.
Save these instructions
for local inspector’s use.
Observe all governing
codes and ordinances.
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer – Keep these instructions for
future reference.
Unless very knowledgeable in the installation of
this product, engage a professional installer.
Proper installation is the responsibility of the
Product failure due to improper installation is
not covered under the Warranty.
Before beginning the
installation, switch power off at the service panel
and lock the service disconnecting means to
prevent power from being switched on accidentally.
When the service disconnecting means cannot be
locked, securely fasten a prominent warning device,
such as a tag, to the service panel.