Maytag MEC9536BS Dimension Guide User Manual

Electric built-in cooktop

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Electric Built-in Cooktop

Because Whirlpool Corporation policy includes a continuous commitment to improve
our products, we reserve the right to change materials and specifications without notice.

Dimensions are for planning purposes only. For complete details, see Installation
Instructions packed with product. Specifications subject to change without notice.

Ref. W10574205A



Observe all governing codes and ordinances. When installing cooktop, use

minimum dimensions given.

To eliminate the risk of burns or fire by reaching over the heated surface units, cabinet
storage space located above the surface units should be avoided. If cabinet storage is to be
provided, the risk can be reduced by installing a range hood that projects horizontally a
minimum of 5" (12.7 cm) beyond the bottom of the cabinets.

The cooktop must be a specified cooktop that is approved to be installed either alone or
over an undercounter built-in oven. Check the cooktop base for an approved installation
label. If you do not find this label, contact your dealer to confirm that your cooktop is

The cooktop must be installed in a level countertop.

Ovens approved for this type of installation will have an approval label located on the top of
the oven. If you do not find this label, contact your dealer to confirm that your oven is
approved. Refer to oven manufacturer’s Installation Instructions for approval for built-in
undercounter use and proper cutout dimensions.

The cooktop should be installed away from strong draft areas, such as windows, doors,
fans or strong heating vents. The cooktop should be located for convenient use in the

Use the countertop opening dimensions that are given with these Installation Instructions.
Given dimensions are minimum clearances and provide 0" (0 cm) clearance.

Grounded electrical supply is required. See “Electrical Requirements” section.


To avoid damage, check with your builder or cabinet supplier to make sure

that the materials used will not discolor, delaminate or sustain other damage.


A. Glass depth - black and white models - 21


" (55.1 cm)

Glass depth - stainless steel models - 21 " (55.3 cm)

B. Glass width - 30" (76.2 cm) black and white models - 30


" (78.4 cm)

Glass width - 30" (76.2 cm) stainless steel models - 31" (78.7 cm)
Glass width - 36" (91.4 cm) black and white models - 36


" (92.3 cm)

Glass width - 36" (91.4 cm) stainless steel models - 36


" (92.6 cm)

C. Frame depth - 20


" (51.5 cm)

D. Frame width - 30" (76.2 cm) models - 28


" (73.5 cm)

Frame width - 36" (91.4 cm) models - 34


" (87.5 cm)

E. Cooktop height - 3


" (9.6 cm)

F. Cooktop height including conduit (located at rear of cooktop, right

side) - 5


" (13.5 cm)








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If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is
recommended that a qualified electrical installer
determine that the ground path and wire gauge are in
accordance with local codes.
Check with a qualified electrical installer if you are not
sure the cooktop is properly grounded.
Make sure that the electrical connection and wire size are
adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition or CSA Standards
C22.1-94, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 and C22.2 No.
O-M91-latest edition, and all local codes and ordinances.

Before You Make the Electrical Connection:

To properly install your cooktop, you must determine the
type of electrical connection you will be using and follow
the instructions provided for it here.

A 3-wire or 4-wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60-Hz.,
AC only electrical supply is required on a separate,
40-amp circuit fused on both sides of the line. The
model/serial number rating plate is located on the metal
cabinet underneath the cooktop. See the following

The cooktop is rated 120/240 volt and does not have a
neutral (white) wire.

The cooktop should be connected directly to the
junction box through flexible, armored or nonmetallic
sheathed, copper cable. The flexible, armored cable
extending from the fuse box or circuit breaker box
should be connected directly to the junction box.

Locate the junction box to allow as much slack as
possible between the junction box and the cooktop so
that the cooktop can be moved if servicing becomes
necessary in the future.

Do not cut the conduit. The length of conduit provided
is for serviceability of the cooktop.

A UL listed or CSA approved conduit connector must
be provided at each end of the power supply cable (at
the cooktop and at the junction box). A listed conduit
connector is already provided at the cooktop.

If the house has aluminum wiring follow the procedure
1. Connect a section of solid copper wire to the pigtail


2. Connect the aluminum wiring to the added section of

copper wire using special connectors and/or tools
designed and UL listed for joining copper to

Follow the electrical connector manufacturer's
recommended procedure. Aluminum/copper connection
must conform with local codes and industry accepted
wiring practices.

A. Model/serial number plate


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