Hotpoint RB526DHCC Installation Instructions

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9   LEVEL THE RANGE

WARNING: Never completely remove the leveling leg  

as the range will not be secured to the anti-tip device properly.

MODELS WITH STORAGE DRAWER OR KICK PANELS

   Plug in unit and slide into place. Pull drawer out until it stops. 
   Lift front of drawer until the stops clear the guide. Remove the drawer.
   Install the oven shelves in the oven and position the range where 

it will be installed.

   Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves. 

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in one direction and then the other.

   The front leveling legs can be adjusted from the bottom 

and the rear legs can be adjusted from the top or the bottom.

   Use an adjustable wrench to adjust the leveling legs until 

the range is level.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and  

carefully.

•  ,03257$17³ Save these instructions 

for local inspector’s use.

•  ,03257$17³ Observe all  

governing codes and ordinances.

•   Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these 

instructions with consumer.

•   Note to consumer – Keep these  

instructions for future reference.

•   Skill level – Installation of this appliance 

requires a qualified installer or electrician.

•   Proper installation is the responsibility of the 

installer. 

•   Product failure due to improper installation is 

not covered under warranty.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

If you did not receive an anti-tip bracket with your purchase,  
call 1.800.626.8774 to receive one at no cost. (In Canada,  
call 1.800.561.3344.) For installation instructions of the bracket,  
visit: www.GEAppliances.com. (In Canada, www.GEAppliances.ca.)

Installation Instructions
Free-Standing Electric Ranges

MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED  

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

(UL Listed 40 AMP) 

4-Wire Cord 4’ long OR  

3-Wire Cord 4’ long

Squeeze Connector  

(For Conduit 

Installations Only)

1   REMOVE PACKAGING MATERIALS: Failure to remove packaging materials could 

result in damage to the appliance. Remove all packing parts from oven, racks, heating elements 
and drawer. Also, remove protective film and labels on the outer door, cooktop and control panel. 

Drill with 1/8” Bit
Safety Glasses
Adjustable Wrench
Level

Tin Snips
Tape Measure
Pliers
1/4” Nut Driver

•  A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
•  Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor.
•  Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the 
  range back such that the foot is engaged.
•  Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved.
• Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns
  to children or adults.

Tip-Over Hazard

WARNING

Questions? Call 1.800.GE.CARES (1.800.432.2737) or visit www.GEAppliances.com 
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca

WARNING³ Before beginning 

the installation, switch power off at 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.

2   PREPARE THE OPENING (FOR INDOOR USE ONLY)

See illustrations for all rough-in and spacing dimensions. The range may be placed with 0”  

clearance (flush) at the back wall and side walls of the cabinet.

A

NOTE C

B

A

C

Both 

Sides

NOTE: Use a 4’ power cord to prevent interference 

with the storage drawer. Power cords 41ø2’ to 6’ long 

may have to be dressed to allow for proper drawer 

closing.

MINIMUM DIMENSIONS BETWEEN COOKTOP,  

WALLS AND ABOVE THE COOKTOP:
A. 
 Make sure the wall covering, countertop, flooring 

and cabinets around the range can withstand the 

heat (up to 200°F) generated by the range.

B.  Allow 30” minimum clearance between surface 

units and bottom of unprotected wood or metal 

cabinet, or allow a 24” minimum when bottom  

of wood or metal cabinet is protected by no less 

than 1/4” thick flame retardant millboard covered 

with not less than No 28 MSG sheet metal, (.015”), 

.015” thick stainless steel, .024”  

aluminum or .020” copper.

C.  This appliance has been approved for 0” spacing to adjacent surfaces above the cooktop. However, 

a 6” minimum spacing to surfaces less than 15” above the cooktop and adjacent  

cabinet is recommended to reduce exposure to steam, grease splatter and heat.

To reduce the risk of burns or fire when reaching over hot surface elements, cabinet storage space 

above the cooktop should be avoided. If cabinet storage space is to be provided above  

the cooktop, the risk can be reduced by installing a range hood that projects at least 5” beyond  

the front of the cabinets. Cabinets installed above the cooktop must be no deeper than 13”.

3   ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

WARNING: This appliance must be properly grounded.
WARNING: All new constructions, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and installations where 

local codes do not allow grounding through neutral, require a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord.

WARNING:

 To prevent fire or shock, do not use an extension cord with this appliance. 

WARNING:

 To prevent shock, remove house fuse or open circuit breaker before  

beginning installation.

We recommend you have the electrical wiring and hookup of your range connected by a qualified 
electrician. After installation, have the electrician show you how to disconnect power from the range.

You must use a single-phase, 120/208 VAC or 120/240 VAC, 60 hertz electrical system. If you connect 
to aluminum wiring, properly installed connectors approved for use with aluminum wiring must be 
used.

Effective January 1, 1996, the National Electrical Code requires that new construction (not  
existing) utilize a 4-conductor connection to an electric range. When installing an electric range  
in new construction, mobile home, recreational vehicle, or an area where local codes prohibit 
grounding through the neutral conductor, refer to the section on four-conductor branch circuit  
connections.

Check with your local utilities for electrical codes which apply in your area. Failure to wire your oven 
according to governing codes could result in a hazardous condition. If there are no local codes, your 
oven must be wired and fused to meet the National Electrical Code, NFPA No.  
70 – latest edition, available from the National Fire Protection Association.

This appliance must be supplied with the proper voltage and frequency, and connected to an  
individual, properly grounded, 40 amp (minimum) branch circuit protected by a circuit breaker  
or time-delay fuse.
Use only a 3-conductor or a 4-conductor UL-listed range cord. These cords may be provided with ring 

terminals on wire and a strain relief device.

A range cord rated at 40 amps with 125/250 minimum volt range is required. A 50 amp range cord 

is not recommended but if used, it should be marked for use with nominal 13ø8” diameter connection 

openings. Care should be taken to center the cable and strain relief within the  

knockout hole to keep the edge from damaging the cable.

The rating plate is located on the oven frame or on the side of the drawer frame.
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not recommended for this product.

Rating plate

SINGLE OVEN

Rating plate

DOUBLE OVEN

4   POWER CORD AND CONDUIT INSTALLATION

   Remove wire cover (on the back of range) by removing screws using a 1/4” nut driver. You can 

access the terminal block by either removing a terminal block cover (on some models) or the 
wire cover. Do not discard these screws.

   For power cord and 1” conduit only, remove the 

knockout ring (13ø8”) located on bracket directly 

below the terminal block. To remove the 

knockout, use a pair of pliers to bend the 

knockout ring away from the bracket and  

twist until ring is removed.

   For 3/4” conduit installations only, purchase a squeeze connector matching the diameter 

of your conduit and assemble it in the hole. Insert the conduit through the squeeze connector  

and tighten. Allow enough slack to easily attach the wires to the terminal block. NOTE: Do not install the 

conduit without a squeeze connector. The squeeze connector MUST be installed before reinstalling 

the rear range wiring cover.

Wire cover

5 screws to 

remove wire 

cover

Retaining 
tabs

Back of range

Terminal block cover

Screw to 

remove  

terminal 

block cover

Back of range

Knockout 

ring in 

bracket

Knockout ring 

removed

Terminal block 

(appearance  

may vary)

   For power cord installations only  

(see the next step if using conduit), 

assemble the strain relief in the hole. Insert 

the power cord through the strain relief 

and tighten. Allow enough slack  

to easily attach the cord terminals to  

the terminal block. If tabs are present at 

the end of the winged strain relief, they 

can be removed for better fit.

 

 NOTE: Do not install the power cord without a 

strain relief. The strain relief bracket MUST be 

installed before 

reinstalling the rear range wiring cover.

Power cord

Strain relief

Terminal 
block

Bracket

Squeeze 

connector

Terminal block

Conduit

Bracket

Proceed to step 5 or 6.

5   3-WIRE INSTALLATION (GROUND IS THROUGH THE NEUTRAL WIRE)

WARNING:

 Shock Hazard

The neutral wire and ground strap must be 

connected as shown below for the range to be 

properly grounded. Do not remove the ground strap. 

Failure follow this instruction may result in potential 

shock hazard.

WARNING:

 Fire hazard

Terminal block screws must be securely tightened. 

Failure to do so may result in potential fire hazard.
 FOR POWER CORD INSTALLATION
A. 
Remove the 3 lower screws from the terminal 

block. Do not loosen the upper screws.
B.  Do not cut or remove the ground strap.
C.  Insert the 3 screws through each power cord 

terminal ring and back into the terminal block. Be 

certain the white wire is in the center. Securely 

tighten each screw (35 to 50 in-lbs.)

 FOR  CONDUIT  INSTALLATION
A. 
 Loosen the 3 lower screws on the terminal block. Do not 

loosen the upper screws.

B.  Do not cut or remove the ground strap.
C.  Insert the bare wire tip (insulation stripped 5/8”) into the 

bottom terminal block openings. Be certain the white 

wire is in the center. On certain models, the wire must 

be inserted through an opening in the ground strap. 

Securely tighten each screw onto each wire (35 to 50 

in-lbs.).

NOTE: Aluminum building wire may be used but it must be 

rated for the correct amperage and voltage.

PROCEED TO STEP 7.

6   4-WIRE INSTALLATION (SEPARATE GROUND WIRE)

WARNING:

 Shock Hazard

The neutral wire and ground strap must be 

connected as shown below for the range to 

be properly grounded. Do not remove the 

ground strap. Failure follow this instruction 

may result in potential shock hazard.

WARNING:

 Fire hazard

Terminal block screws must be securely 

tightened. Failure to do so may result in 

potential fire hazard.
 FOR POWER CORD INSTALLATION
A.
  Remove the 3 lower screws from the 

terminal block.  Do not loosen the upper screws.

B.  Remove the ground screw and ground plate 

and retain them.

C.  Cut the ground strap below the terminal 

block and discard the lower section.

D.  Insert the ground screw through the ground 

plate (removed earlier) and back into the 

range frame.  Tighten securely, but do not 

over-tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs.)

E.  Insert the 3 terminal screws through each 

power cord terminal ring and back into the 

terminal block.  Be certain the white wire is 

in the center.  Securely tighten each screw 

(35 to 50 in-lbs.

 FOR  CONDUIT  INSTALLATION
A.
  Remove the 3 lower screws from the 

terminal block.  Do not loosen the upper screws.

B.  Remove the ground screw and ground plate 

and retain them.

C.  Cut the ground strap below the terminal block 

and discard the lower section.

D.  Insert the bare ground bare wire tip (insulation 

stripped 5/8”) between the range frame 

and the ground plate (removed earlier) 

and secure it in place with the ground 

screw.  Tighten securely, but do not over-

tighten (15 to 20 in-lbs).

E.  Insert the wire tips (insulation stripped 5/8”) 

into the bottom terminal block openings.  Be 

certain the white wire is in the center.  On 

certain models, the wire must be inserted 

through an opening in the ground strap.  

Securely tighten each screw onto each wire 

(35 to 50 in-lbs.)

NOTE: Aluminum building wire may be used but it must be rated for the correct amperage and voltage.

7   REPLACE THE WIRE COVER

 

 Replace wire cover on range back by sliding its left edge under the retaining tabs and replace the 

screws removed earlier. Make sure that no wires are pinched between cover and range back.

Wire cover

5 screws to 

remove wire 

cover

Retaining 
tabs

Back of range

Terminal 

block cover

Screw to 

remove  

terminal 

block cover

Back of range

8   ANTI-TIP DEVICE INSTALLATION

To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the 

range must be secured by a properly installed 

anti-tip bracket. See installation instructions 

shipped with the bracket for complete details 

before attempting to install. 
To check if the bracket is installed and 

engaged properly, look underneath the range 

to see that the rear leveling leg is engaged 

in the bracket. On some models, the storage 

drawer or kick panel can be removed for 

easier inspection. If visual inspection is not 

possible, slide the range forward, confirm the anti-tip bracket is securely attached to the floor or wall, and 

slide the range back so the leveling leg is under the anti-tip bracket. If the range is pulled from the wall for 

any reason, always repeat this procedure to verify the range is properly secured by the anti-tip bracket. 

Never completely remove the leveling legs or the range will not be secured to the anti-tip bracket. 

•  A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
•  Install the anti-tip bracket to the wall or floor.
•  Engage the range to the anti-tip bracket by sliding the 
  range back such that the foot is engaged.
•  Re-engage the anti-tip bracket if the range is moved.
• Failure to do so can result in death or serious burns
  to children or adults.

Tip-Over Hazard

WARNING

Stop

10    FINAL  INSTALLATION  CHECKLIST 

•  Check to make sure the circuit breaker is closed (RESET) or the circuit fuses are replaced.
•  Be sure power is in service to the building.
•  Check that all packing materials and tape have been removed. This will include tape on metal panel under 

control knobs (if applicable), adhesive tape, wire ties, cardboard and protective plastic. Failure to remove 

these materials could result in damage to the appliance once the appliance has been turned on and 

surfaces have heated.

•  Check that the door and drawer are parallel to each other and that both operate smoothly. If they  

do not, see the Owner’s Manual for proper replacement.

•  Check to make sure that the rear leveling leg is fully inserted into the Anti-Tip bracket and that the bracket 

is securely installed.

OPERATION CHECKLIST
•  Turn on one of the surface units to observe that the element glows within 60 seconds. Turn the unit  

off when glow is detected. If the glow is not detected within the time limit, recheck the range wiring  

connections. If change is required, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for 

proper connections and voltage.

•  Check that the Clock (on models so equipped) display is energized. If a series of horizontal red  

lines appear in the display, disconnect power immediately. Recheck the range wiring connections.  

If change is made to connections, retest again. If no change is required, have building wiring checked for 

proper connections and voltage. It is recommended that the clock be changed if the red lines appear.

•  Be sure all range controls are in the OFF position before leaving the range.

9   LEVEL THE RANGE (CONT.)

   Position cord so that it does not interfere with drawer.  

Place drawer rail on guides. Push the drawer in until it stops.

   Lift front of drawer and push in until the stops clear  

the guides.

   Lower the front of the drawer and push in until it closes.

MODELS WITH BAKING, WARMING DRAWERS OR DOUBLE OVEN

   Plug in the unit.
   Measure the height of your countertop at the rear of the opening (X).
   Adjust two rear leveling legs so that the rear of cooktop is at the same height 

as the counter (Y).

  Slide unit into place.

   Install oven shelves in the oven and position the range where it will be installed.
   Check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves. 

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and then the other.

   Adjust front leveling legs until the range is level.

X

Y

Leg  

leveler

Lower  

range

Raise  

range

Spirit level

Anti-Tip Bracket 

Kit Included

Ground 

strap

Terminal block  

(appearance 

may vary)

Neutral 

terminal

Power cord

Ground  

plate

Power Cord

Wire 

tips

Terminal  

block

Conduit

Conduit

Red or 

Black

Red or 

Black

Red or 

Black

Red or 

Black

White

White

Terminal 

block

Red or 

Black

Red or 

Black

Neutral 

terminal

Ground plate 

(grounding to 

range)

Ground 

screw

After–Power Cord

Green

or Bare

White

Before–Power Cord and Conduit

Terminal 

block

Neutral  

terminal

Ground 

strap

Ground strap 

or

After–Conduit

Terminal 

block

Ground plate 

(grounding to 

range)

Wire 

tips

Ground 

screw

Red or 

Black

Red or 

Black

White

Green 

or Bare

8 1/2”

Cord

Wal

Floor

7”

5”

Outlet 
box

21ø4”

71ø2”

71ø2”

31ø2”

Install the 

outlet box 

on either 

side of the CL

C of range

30”

361ø4”

46 3/4”

26 1/4”

w/o handle

29”

with handle

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