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Installation instructions

Please read and follow the ‘Safety and warnings’ and ‘installation instructions’ sections carefully before using your cooktop!

Dimensions and clearances

This cooktop has been designed and constructed in accordance with the following codes and specifications:

AGA101 (AS 4551) Approval Requirements for Domestic Gas cooking appliances
AS/NZS 60335-1 General Requirements for Domestic electrical appliances
AS/NZS 60335-2-6 Particular Requirements for Domestic electrical cooking appliances
AS/NZS 1044 Electromagnetic Compatibility Requirements.

The installation shall comply with the dimensions in Figs. 1 and 2, bearing in mind the fol- lowing requirements:

  • A minimum clearance of 20 mm has to be kept between the base of the cooktop and the top of an underbench appliance or a shelf. To ensure this clearance, mount the spacers supplied with the appliance, as shown in Fig. 3.
  • Overhead clearances - In no case shall the clearance between the highest part of the cooktop and a range hood be less than 600 mm, or for an overhead exhaust fan, 750 mm. Any other downward-facing combustible surface less than 600 mm above the highest part of the cook- top shall be protected for the full width and depth of the cooking surface area in accordance with local regulations in force. However, in no case shall this clearance to any surface be less than 450 mm.
  • Side clearances - Where the distance from the periphery of the nearest burner to any vertical combustible surface is less than 200 mm, the surface shall be protected in accordance with local regulations in force to a height of not less than 150 mm above the cooktop for the full dimension (width or depth) of the cooking surface area.
  • Where the distance from the periphery of the nearest burner to any horizontal combustible surface is less than 200 mm, the horizontal surface shall be more than 10 mm below the surface of the cooktop, or the horizontal surface shall be above the trivets (see requirement for vertical combustible surfaces above).
  • Protection of combustible surfaces - Local regulations in force specify that, where required, protection shall ensure that the surface temperature of the combustible surfaces does not exceed 65 °C above ambient. To comply with this requirement satisfactorily, fix 5 mm-thick ceramic tiles to the surface or attach fire-resistant material to the surface and cover with sheet metal (minimum thickness 0.4 mm).

Fig. 1 Product and cutout dimensions

  • Installation clearances and protection of combustible surfaces shall comply with the current local regulations e.g. AG 601 (AS 5601) and NZS5261 - Gas Installations code.

Fig. 2 Clearances

Fig. 3 Mounting the base clearance spacers

Fastening the installation brackets (Fig. 4)

Each cooktop is provided with an installation kit including brackets and screws for fastening the cooktop to benches from 20 to 40 mm thick.

  • Turn the cooktop upside down, place it on a soft surface and fasten the brackets “F and R” to the appropriate socket holes, without tightening the screws “B” for the moment (see Fig. 4).

 

Fastening the cooktop (Fig. 4)

  1. Spread the sealing material “C” out along the edge of the cutout, making sure that the junctions overlap at the corners.
  2. Insert the cooktop into the cutout and position it correctly.
  3. Adjust the position of the brackets “F and R” and tighten screws “B” to secure the cooktop firmly in position.
  4. Using a sharp cutter or trimmer knife, trim the excess sealing material around the edge of the cooktop. Take care not to damage the workbench.

Fig. 4 Fastening the installation brackets and the cooktop

Connecting the cooktop to the gas supply

  • The gas connection must be carried out by an authorised person according to the relevant standards.
  • Before connecting the appliance to the gas main, mount the brass conical adaptor onto the gas inlet pipe, upon which the washer has been placed (Figs. 5 and 6). Conical adaptor and washer are supplied with the appliance (packed with conversion kit for use with Natural gas or LPG).
  • This appliance is suitable for use with Natural gas or LPG. (Check the “gas type” sticker attached to the appliance).
  • For Natural Gas, connect the gas supply to the gas pressure regulator which is supplied with the appliance (Fig. 5). Adjust the regulator to obtain a test point pressure of 1 kPa with the two semi-rapid burners operating at the maximum.
  • For LPG, connect the gas supply to the test point adaptor which is supplied with the appliance (Fig. 6). Ensure that the supply pressure is regulated to 2.75 kPa.
  • Do NOT force the ”elbow“ to rotate before loosening the floating nut.
  • Do NOT overtighten the floating nut at the ”elbow“.
Gas connection for NATURAL GAS
Gas connection for LPG

Fig. 5 Natural gas connection

Fig. 6 LPG connection

Leak-testing and flame-testing the cooktop

  1. After connecting the gas supply, check the piping and connections for leaks using a soap and water solution. The presence of bubbles indicates a leak. Tighten or replace connections as appropriate.

Do not use any naked flame to check for leaks.

  1. The operation of the appliance MUST be tested before leaving.
  2. Adjust the test point pressure or supply pressure to the value which is appropriate for the gas type.
  3. Turn on the appliance gas controls and light each burner. Check for a well defined blue flame without any yellow tipping. If any abnormality is evident, check that the burner cap is located properly and the injector nipple is aligned correctly.
  4. Check the minimum burner setting by quickly rotating the gas control knob from the maximum to the minimum position. The flame must not go out. If adjustment is required, see ‘Adjusting the minimum burner setting’ section following.
  5. If satisfactory performance cannot be obtained, the installer shall check the installation and notify the local gas supply authority about a gas supply problem, or if it is an appliance problem, our Customer Service Centre should be called to obtain the nearest authorised Service Agent.
  6. Where the appliance data plate cannot be easily read with the appliance installed, the duplicate data plate must be attached to an adjacent surface and the duplicate Natural gas or LPG conversion label should also be included where a Natural gas or LPG conversion has been completed.

Installation with a flexible hose assembly

  • If this appliance has to be installed with a hose assembly, the installer must refer to the network operator or gas supplier for confirmation of the gas type, if in doubt.
  • When used with a flexible hose, the connector on the wall should be between 800 mm to 850 mm above the floor and in the region outside the width of the appliance to a distance of 250 mm. The supply connection point shall be accessible with the appliance installed.
  • Flexible hose assemblies should be AS/NZS 1869 Class B or Class D certified. The thread connection shall be Rp 1/2” (ISO 7-1) male.
  • The hose assembly must be as short as practicable and comply with relevant AS 5601/NZS 5261 requirements.
  • After connection, the installer must check that the hose is not kinked, subjected to abrasion or permanently deformed. The installer must check also that the hose is not near (or in contact) with any hot surfaces eg. base of metal hotplate, underbench oven etc.
  • The installer shall ensure the hose assembly is restrained from accidental contact with the flue outlet of an underbench oven.
Table for the choice of injectors
 

Natural Gas

LPG

Test point Pressure [kPa]

1.0

2.75

Burner

Injector
Orifice Dia.

[mm]

Gas
Consumption

[MJ/h]

Injector
Orifice Dia.

[mm]

Gas
Consumption

[MJ/h]

Auxiliary

0.85

3.60

 

0.53

 

 

3.60

 

Semi-rapid

1.12

6.30

0.70

6.30

Rapid

1.45

10.30

0.91

10.80

Triple-ring wok

1.60

 

12.70

 

 

0.95

 

11.90

Converting to a different gas type

The conversion procedure must be carried out only by an authorised person.

This appliance is suitable for use with Natural gas or LPG (check the “gas type” sticker attached to the appliance). To convert from one gas type to another, you need to replace the injectors, and then adjust the minimum burner setting.

Replacing the injectors

  • Remove the trivets and burners from the cooktop.
  • Using a spanner, remove the injector (Figs. 7 and 8) and replace it with one according to the gas type (see ‘Table for the choice of injectors’).
  • Fix the warning label supplied with the appliance. This label states that the gas cooktop has been converted for use with LPG/Natural gas.
  • Where the appliance data plate cannot be easily read with the appliance installed, a second conversion label should also be affixed to an adjacent surface along with the duplicate data plate.

Adjusting the minimum burner setting

  • Follow the instructions under ‘Adjusting the minimum burner setting’ following.
  • If you are converting the cooktop from Natural gas to LPG, remove the gas pressure regulator before connecting the cooktop to the gas supply and replace with the test point adaptor supplied with the conversion kit.
  • If you are converting the cooktop from LPG to Natural gas, remove the test point adaptor before connecting the cooktop to the gas supply and replace with the gas pressure regulator supplied with the conversion kit.

The burners are designed so that regulation of primary air is not required.

 

Fig. 7 Auxiliary, rapid and semi-rapid burners Fig. 8 Triple-ring wok burner

Adjusting the minimum burner setting

When changing from one type of gas to another, the minimum valve output must also be correct, considering that in this position the flame must be about 4 mm long and must remain lit even when the knob is turned quickly from the maximum to the minimum position. The adjustment is performed with the burner lit, as follows:

  • Turn the knob to the minimum position.
  • Remove the knob.
On gas valves provided with adjustment screw in the centre of the shaft (Fig. 9)
  • Using a screwdriver with max. diameter 3 mm, turn the screw inside the tap until the correct setting is obtained.

On gas valves provided with adjustment screw on the valve body (Fig. 10)
  • Turn the screw “A” to the correct setting with a screwdriver.
For LPG, tighten the adjustment screw completely.

Fig. 9 Minimum burner setting
- valves with adjustment screw in the centre of the shaft.
Fig. 10 Minimum burner setting
- valves with adjustment screw on the valve body.
  • Installation must be carried out according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Incorrect installation may cause harm and damage to people, animals or property, for which the manufacturer accepts no responsibility.
  • If the installation requires alterations to the domestic electrical system, call a qualified electrician. The electrician should also check that the socket cable section is suitable for the power drawn by the appliance.
  • Before carrying out any work on the electrical section of the appliance, it must be disconnected from the electricity supply.
  • Connection to a good earth wiring system is absolutely essential and mandatory.
  • The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for any inconvenience caused by failure to comply with this rule.

Electrical requirements

  • The appliance must be connected to the mains electricity supply checking that the voltage corresponds to the value given in the rating plate and that the electrical cable sections can withstand the load specified on the plate.
  • The plug must be connected to an earthed socket in compliance with safety standards.
  • If the appliance is supplied without plug, fit a standard plug which is suitable for the power consumed by the appliance.
  • The wires in the power supply cable are coloured in accordance with the following code: Green/Yellow = Earth, Blue = Neutral, Brown = Active. If the colours of the wires in the power cable to the appliance do not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in the junction terminal, proceed as follows:
  1. The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked E (Earth) or coloured Green.
  2. The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal marked N (Neutral) or coloured Black.
  3. The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked L (Live) or A (Active) or coloured Red.
  • A suitable disconnection switch must be incorporated in the permanent wiring, mounted and positioned to comply with the local wiring rules and regulations. The switch must be of an approved type installed in the fixed wiring and provide a 3 mm air gap contact separation in all poles in accordance with the local wiring rules. In Australia and New Zealand, a switch of the approved type with a 3 mm air gap must be installed in the active (phase) conductor of the fixed wiring.
  • The power supply cable must not touch the hot parts and must be positioned so that it does not exceed 50°C above ambient.
  • Once the appliance has been installed, the switch or socket must always be accessible.
  • If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its Service Agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.

Wiring diagram

PA Ignition switch
A Ignition coil
M Terminal block
CA Spark electrode

Fig .11

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