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Kitchenaid Gas Downdraft Cooktop Installation

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before you begin the cooktop
installation refer to the installation
manual for a list of recommended tools
and parts you may need for a proper
cooktop installation the countertop
opening should be 34 and 3/4 inches from
side to side and 19 and 15/16 inches
from front to back there will need to be
at least six inches of clearance on each
side of the cooktop the electrical
supply for the appliance must be 120
volts at 60 Hertz a dedicated circuit is
recommended the gas supply pipe must be
equipped with a manual shutoff valve if
local codes permit a 1/2 inch or 3/4
inch flexible stainless steel supply
lines should be used to connect the
cooktop to the rigid gas supply pipe
unless you’re using a duct free filter
accessory kit the cooktop must be
exhausted outdoors refer to the vent
system charts in the installation manual
to determine the size and number of vent
sections and elbow joints required no
more than three 90-degree elbow joints
should be used and there should be a
minimum of 18 inches of straight venting
between the elbow joints a vent cap with
a backdraft damper will need to be
installed over the venting on the home’s
exterior wall or on the roof
caulking should be used to seal the
space around the cap have an assistant
help you to set the cooktop upside down
on the packaging foam keeping the
control knobs clear of the packaging
position the plenum on the cooktop base
so the round opening faces the wire
harness using a quarter-inch nut driver
thread and tighten the six screws to
secure the plenum
now use a phillips head screwdriver to
unthread the two screws securing the
plenum access panel and remove the panel
remove the protective caps from the
blower motor mounting bolts now align
the motor on the plenum so the blower
outlet faces the appropriate direction
to line up with the installed venting
slide the washers over the blower motor
mounting bolts then thread on the
locking nuts and hand tighten avoid
fully tightening the nuts at this time
next connect the blower electrical
connector to the cooktop position the
cover on the burner box and secure it
with the two screws
now apply pipe joint compound to the
threads of the manifold thread the
pressure regulator on to the manifold
make sure the arrow is pointing toward
the bottom of the burner box use an
adjustable wrench and channel lock
pliers to tighten the pressure regulator
the regulator access cap should be
facing the front of the cooktop if
applicable you can now begin to install
the cooktop clamping brackets use a
quarter inch socket or nut driver to
unthread the attachment screws from the
burner box select the appropriate
bracket mounting hole that will allow
each bracket to extend out far enough
from the edge of the cooktop to install
the clamping screws and begin threading
the attachment screws through the
brackets rotate the brackets so they
don’t extend beyond the edge of the
burner box and tighten the screws now
have an assistant help you to position
the cooktop in the cutout space of the
countertop rotate the motor as necessary
to align it with the vent then attach
the venting
with the venting attached you can now
tighten the blower motor locking nuts
replace the access panel and secure it
with the screws now loosen the two
adjustment screws and rotate the
clamping brackets outward then tighten
the screws next thread one of the
clamping screws through the outermost
hole in the bracket use a Phillips head
screwdriver to tighten the screw against
the underside of the countertop avoid
over-tightening the screw repeat for the
opposite side to fully secure the
cooktop apply pipe joint compound to any
non flared adapter ends
attach one adapter to the gas pressure
regulator and the other adapter to the
pipe with the gas shutoff valve wrench
tighten both adapters next attach the
flexible gas supply line to the adapters
all connections must be wrenched
tightened but avoid over-tightening with
the gas connections secured open the gas
shutoff valve and test all of the
connections by applying a non corrosive
leak detection solution the solution
will bubble if there is a leak any
leaking connection should be corrected
install the grease filter so the top of
the filter rests against the right side
of the vent opening and the bottom of
the filter rests against the left side
of the vent chamber next align each
burner base with the appropriate orphis
holder so the igniter electrode
protrudes through the hole in the base
position the burner caps on the basis
align the three burner grates along with
the vent grill
plug the cooktop power cord into the
electrical outlet now check the
operation of the surface burners by
turning each control knob to the Ignite
setting the gas will normally ignite
within four seconds although this may
take longer the first time a burner is
lit because of air in the gas line with
the control knob set to high confirm
that the burner produces a clean blue
flame with no yellow tip when the
control knob is turned to the low
setting the flame should be
approximately 1/4 inch high if necessary
you can adjust the height of the flame
with the burner set to low remove the
control knob and secure the gas valve
stem with a pair of pliers using a 1/8
inch non flared flat-head screwdriver
rotate the adjustment screw inside the
stem clockwise to reduce the flame
height and counterclockwise to increase
the height of the flame
replace the control knob or knots and
check each flame by turning the control
from low to high with all of the flames
properly adjusted the cooktop should be
ready for use at repair clinic we make
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Downdraft Gas Cooktops Buyers’ Guide

Why is a downdraft necessary with a gas cooktop?

While you are cooking, many by-products such as smoke, grease, heat, water, and smells escape into the air and build up. This causes a layer of invisible residue in the kitchen. The main purpose of using a ventilation system in the kitchen is to lessen smells, minimize humidity and condensation, as well as control heat by taking it out of the kitchen. A downdraft is a type of ventilation system which pulls the air downward or to the cooktop wall using the vents which are built-in. The downdraft is different from regular hoods, as it is already inside the cooking appliance, so the person who cooks does not get in the way of it working.

How to install a downdraft cooktop vent?

Start by taking out the cover plate screws, setting them aside and finding the vent duct mounting flanges. Attach the duct to the open hole with using screws. Then, use foam tape and attach it to the flanges on the vent cover interior. Take out and place aside the three top retainer bracket, then remove the bracket itself. Slide-out the bottom cover flange into the bottom bracket and push the vent cover against the front plate opening to cover it. Seal the front plate opening sides securely using tape. Replace the top bracket over the top of the cover flange and tighten it using three wing nuts. Once the cabinet hole is cut and ready, gently place the vent into the rear part of it and adjust the anchoring leg so that the ends are on the counter. Tighten the nuts to fully secure it into place.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.