Question about GE 36 in.JGP970 Gas Cooktop

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Hello posted this question but family getting antsy without a cooktop. I am installing a 36 inch GE Profile gas cooktop, jgp970, along with a Frigidaire downdraft vent, pl36DD. The gas inlet pipe on the cooktop is over the gear motor cover on the blower requiring the use of a 90 degree elbow. Can I install the elbow between the cooktop and the pressure regulator? The instructions say to connect the regulator directly to the cooktop. There isn't room for an elbow between the regulator and the gear box for an elbow unless I cut off some of the cover. I have installed with the elbow between the regulator and the cooktop, thus the regulator is sideways. and am barely getting any gas flow (only the largest burner lights with a little flame). I installed a 24 inch 5/8 OD flexible line between the regulator and the cutoff valve on the stub. Any thoughts?

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The reason for the fitting instruction for the regulator to be connected directly is that flex hoses deteriorate and allow a dangerous situation
AS gas is not in the diy domain I recommend that you get in an accredited gas fitter who will make a solid pipe to allow the fitment of the regulator away from the motor
While he is there he can adjust the regulator to get it all working correctly

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I would have someone come out. Perhaps a gas plumber first. Gas is not something you want to fool around with yourself.

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Bret, lets give this a try. 1st look at the regulator. There is an arrow on it that has to point towards the cooktop. Put is on backwards and very little gas flow. I always advise this first as I have seen people tell me it is correct and when I got out there it was reversed. 2nd was this used as a live demo unit on Propane? If you are on natural gas, this will also happen. The 3rd thing I also check for in something in the gas line on the cooktop side. I had a unit that got some packing in the line and at 5 wc for natural gas, it doesn't take much to restrict. Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

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