Kuppersbusch USA GKS 324.0, GKS 644.0 User Manual


Installation Instructions

for LP Gas Unit

Dear Consumer!

Please keep this manual in a safe place and pass it on to future reference.

Dear Installer!

Please leave this instruction with the appliance for the owner.

GKS 644.0 / GKS 324.0









For your information...


Be sure to read the information in this manual carefully before you install the cook top.

Please keep this manual in a safe place and pass it on to future owners for their information and safety.

The following symbols are used in this operating manual:

[The warning triangle will alert you about possible health risks or things that can cause potential damage to your appliance.

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This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and succeeding owners for products purchased for ordinary home use. It does not cover its use in commercial situation. Should the appliance be sold by the original purchaser during the warranty period, the new owner continued to be protected until the expiration date of the original purchaser’s warranty period. Save your dated receipt or other evidence of the installation/occupancy date. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty. The warranty applies even if the owner should move during the warranty period.

Küppersbusch does not assume any responsibility for consequential or incidental damages. This warranty provides you with certain legal rights. You may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

What Is Covered

For one full year from the date of the original purchase, we will provide parts, service and labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the cook top that fails because of a defect in materials or workmanship. This service is provided free of charge. All warranty service will be provided by an authorized technician during normal business hours.

What Isn’t Covered

Service by an unauthorized agency will not be reimbursed. Likewise, the warranty doesn’t cover any damage or repairs due to service performed by an unauthorized agency, or by the use of unauthorized parts.

Service visits to teach you how to use the appliance.

Service visits to correct the installation. You are responsible for providing electrical wiring and other connecting facilities.

Reset circuit breakers or replace home fuses.

Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, improper installation, abuse or installation not in accordance with local electrical codes, or improper storage of the appliance.

Repairs due to other than normal household use.

Disposing of the packaging and the old appliance

Be sure to dispose of the transport packaging properly. Disposal should not have a negative impact on the environment. Recycling the packaging saves raw materials and reduces the amount of waste.

Be sure to dispose of your old appliance properly, as well. Even if it can no longer be used, it still contains useful materials. Before discarding an old appliance, disconnect the power cord and remove the door to prevent it from becoming a hazard.

Disposing of the packaging and the old appliance. . . . . . . . . 2 Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Requirements for installation Gasket

Installation dimensions

Connecting the appliance to the gas supply Leak testing

Connecting the appliance to the electricity supply Installation

Initial start-up

Testing the appliance's functions

Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Table of heat input

Cross calorific value and pressure For Service: removal and replacement

For technical information and/or replacement parts, please contact the

Küppersbusch Customer Care line at

1 - 800 - 459 - 0844

For the most efficient assistance, please have the Model and Serial numbers for the appliance available.


GKS 324.0/GKS 644.0 Installation LP gas

Safety instructions

The instructions must be reviewed with the customer before installation is complete.

The appliance may only be operated with LP gas (Liquid Propane).

The appliance can be converted to run on Natural gas. The conversion can only be carried out by the Küppersbusch Service staff. Please ask them for help.

Your appliance should only be installed and grounded by a qualified technician. Likewise, a qualified gas range or service technician should perform any adjustment and service.

The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.

Information regarding settings for the appliance are listed in these operating instructions. You may also find them on an information or identification plate on the appliance itself.

Only use the pressure regulator which is supplied with this appliance.

Don’t install or use this appliance in a mobil home.

Caution! Check whether the details on the identification plate match with the local connection conditions (type of gas and gas pressure) and with the settings of the appliance. If you notice any discrepancies, the appliance must be converted accordingly by Küppersbusch Service!

The use of a gas cooker causes heat and humidity to build up in the room where the appliance is installed. As a result, the appliance should be installed in a well ventilated room.

If the connection plug isn’t accessible, safety measures should be used with line-protecting cutouts, fuses or contactors with contact opening at least 3 mm (1/8 inches) wide.

Maintenance and repair work on the appliance must be performed by a trained technician. The power supply and the gas supply should always be turned off during repairs or connection. To avoid potential safety hazards, make sure all installation, service and maintenance has been performed according to guidelines.

Make sure all connections between the appliance and the cylinder are tight and leak-proof.

Make sure the freely laid supply hoses aren't placed on the cook top and can't be jammed or wedged.

This appliance must be earthed.

Don't lift the cook top out of the recess with a screwdriver or you could damage the frame of the cook top. Press the cook top out of the recess from underneath to remove it.

This appliance must be grounded into a 120-volt grounded outlet. Do not remove the round grounding plug from the plug. It is your personal responsibility to make sure you have a properly grounded three-prong outlet in accordance with the National Electrical Code. Do not use an extension cord with this appliance.

This appliance is not connected to a pipe for extracting combustion products. It must be installed and connected according to the applicable installation conditions. It’s very important to provide appropriate ventilation.

No modifications should be made to the appliance without the explicit consent of the manufacturer.

A shut-off valve must be installed within less than 3' of appliance. A maximum of 3' flex connection is allowed between the valve and the appliance.

The shut-off valve must be installed in an accessible location in the gas line external to the appliance for the purpose of turning on or shutting off gas to the appliance.

GKS 324.0/GKS 644.0 Installation LP gas

Do not cover the vents where fumes can escape.

The maximum gas supply pressure in accordance with the inlet pressure rating of the gas appliance pressure regulator supplied (10 inch water column) is 13 inch water column.


Requirements for installation

Your appliance should be installed in a room large enough that fresh air ventilation can be provided by either a window or a door.

All setting data for the appliance is listed in these operating instructions. You can also find them on an information place or identification plate on the appliance.

The cook top must be built into an opening in the counter top. This opening must be prepared according to the installation dimensions specified below.

The counter top must be aligned horizontally. Make a clean cut into it for the opening.

There must be no cross bars beneath the opening. They should be cut back to at least the size of the opening in the worktop.

Protect all cut surfaces of the counter top with a coat of waterproof paint.

Additional space for the gas connection is required below the cook top.

The wall connection strip must be made of heat-resistant material and must have no sockets in the area around the cook top. Use a support strip made of plastic with a covering strip made of aluminum. The lateral part on the counter top must not be longer than one inch.

The wall above the wall connection strip in the area around the appliance must be made of non-flammable material. Do not use wood, plastic, PVC, foil etc.

During normal use, very high temperatures may affect the surrounding items of furniture. Protect all plastic finish or veneer of built-in kitchen furnishings with a heat-resistant adhesive (100°C/225°F).


Before installing the cook top and any time that it’s removed, the gasket should be checked for signs of damage and to make sure it fits perfectly. If necessary, put in a new gasket. Don’t use any additional adhesives like silicone, because plastic-coated counter tops can be damaged when the cook top is removed.

Exception: Uneven counter tops (i.e. ceramic tiles) require a gasket made of a heat-resistant, permanently elastic sealing material (i.e. with silicone, suitable for ceramic surfaces). Only apply this sealing material around the edge of the cook top. Don’t apply the sealing mass underneath the cook top onto the counter top or the work surface will be damaged when the cook top is removed.

Installation dimensions

The distances at the front, rear and sides of the cook top opening must conform to the measurements shown in the drawing. The edges at the front and the rear are based on a counter top depth of 600 mm (23-5/8”). The rear edge will be wider for counter tops of greater depth.

High cupboards located at the side of the cook top should be located at least 300 mm (12") away.

Hoods and cabinets above the cook top should be at least 650 mm (26") away from the cook top.The maximum depth of cabinets installed above the cooking top is 330 mm (13 inches).


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