Slide-in electrical ranges used to be a little more difficult to use and install but manufacturers have made improvements to make them easier to use and to put into place. They are handy to use for family dinners or for guests when a number of items are being prepared because they have multiple burners. Slide-in electric ranges are also easier to clean off than standard ranges, which is a big help both for short- and long-term causes.
Place the range on a floor covering such as cardboard or the shipping base. Take the template out from the instruction manual included with the package, unfold it and place it in the area where the range is to be placed. Put the left edge up against the cabinet and the top edge is up against the wall or baseboard. Tape the template in this spot. This is designed to assist you with correct placement of the range.
If you have a wooden floor, use a drill to create 1/8-inch holes in the floor in the positions that are marked on the template. For floors that are ceramic or tile, use a 3/16-inch drill bit to make the holes. Remove the template after the holes have been created. Use a hammer to tap the plastic anchors into the holes and fasten the anti-tip brackets with screws.
Move the range in closer to its final destination and remove it from off the shipping base. Connect the electrical cord and push the range right into the right position lining up the rear legs with the anti-tip brackets. Check that they are in place correctly by taking out the first drawer at the bottom of the range. The range foot should be under the bracket. Disconnect the power supply and pull the terminal back cover down after removing the screws. Finish the electrical connection according to the type that you have.
If the range is not level, slide the range back out of the brackets and use a 3/8-inch drive ratchet and channel lock pliers to adjust the leveling legs. Once the range is level, place the rack into the range by slipping in one side, then the other and push it from the front to the back. Place the storage drawer back into place.
Dispose of any garbage left over. Wash the range with mild soap and water. Plug the range into a grounded electrical outlet, turn the power on, and switch on the burners to see if they are working properly. Use the instruction manual for instructions on heating foods with each burner. In the event that you want to move the range, always have a baseboard underneath and disconnect the power source.
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