Warnings – Maytag JA580 User Manual
B. SAFE USE OF LP (PROPANE) GAS
Never install a propane cylinder that is more than 80 % full, as the contents may lack adequate room
for expansion when exposed to heat. Propane vapor may then be vented through the pressure release
valve, which could accumulate in a pool and later result in a fire or explosion.
Always instruct your certified propane fuel supplier to confirm by weight that your cylinder is not more
than 80 % full. An empty cylinder will weigh about 18 lbs., while a properly filled cylinder should weigh
no more than 38 lbs.
Never store a spare Propane Cylinder in the cylinder compartment of this Grill. Exposing a discon-
nected cylinder to heat could result in the venting of propane vapor through the pressure release valve,
and the pooled vapor could result in a violent fire. (No hazard is posed by the connected cylinder if it is
not overfilled, however, as it tends to refrigerate itself while it is being used.)
Always confirm that all openings in the cylinder compartment of this Grill are free of any obstructions
that would restrict the circulation of ventilation air. Good ventilation will prevent the pooling of leaked
propane vapor, which is heavier than air, and which could explode if ignited.
Always consult the Rating Label on the back of the Grill to confirm which fuel must be used with the
Grill. Never operate the Grill with propane gas if it has been configured to use natural gas, to prevent
Always confirm that there are no gas leaks before lighting this Grill. Apply a 50/50 solution of liquid
soap and water to the gas supply line connectors with a brush or spray bottle, and watch for bubbles.
Never use a match or open flame to test for gas leaks.
Always visually inspect the gas supply line for fraying, cracking or rodent damage before each use of
this Grill and, if necessary, install a replacement obtained from CFM Harris Systems Customer Service
(800-944-8982) before lighting this Grill.
Always store your spare Propane Gas Cylinders in an outdoor area that is well-ventilated, shady, cool and
removed from any heat source. Always store those cylinders in an upright position. Never store a spare
cylinder in the vicinity of this Grill, or in the vicinity of any other heat-generating appliance.
C. SAFE USE OF NATURAL GAS
• Always consult the Rating Label on the back of the Grill to confirm which fuel must be used with the
Grill. Never attempt to operate the Grill with natural gas if it has been configured to use propane gas, to
prevent possible bodily injury.
• Always employ a qualified service agency to install all necessary gas supply plumbing, for safety reasons
and to assure compliance with all applicable Codes.