How to Change a Gas Cooktop in 10 Steps

How to Change a Gas Cooktop in 10 Steps

Ideally, a gas cooktop should be installed by a trained professional. However, if you’d like to change your cooktop yourself, here are the steps you need to follow. 

This article will discuss how to change a four or five-burner gas cooktop. Although this may seem like an intimidating process, we’ll break it down for you. 

Let’s get started. 

Step 1: Check the Room Ventilation 

Firstly, make sure your kitchen is well ventilated. Pollutants need to be able to flow out of the kitchen after using the gas stove. Make sure that the airflow exceeds 20m3 through permanent, ventilated openings These should have a section of 100cm2 each. Also, make sure there aren’t any blockages. 

Step 2: Check for Clearances from Combustible Materials 

Before you install the appliance, make sure the location has adequate clearances from materials that could cause combustion. If needed, apply non-combustible materials to adjacent, risk-averse surfaces. Next, create a space for the gas supply to be connected, as indicated in the manual.

Step 3: Cut an Opening in the Benchtop 

After ensuring that everything complies with safety regulations, it’s time to cut out the space for the gas cooktop. Follow the dimensions provided in the diagram that says “cut out” on the manual. 

Step 4: Take the Cooktop Out of the Carton 

Carefully remove the gas cooktop from the packaging. The next step will be to install it. 

Step 5: Install the Cooktop in the Cutout

Place the cooktop in the space you’ve cut out for it. Make sure that the nearby surfaces are protected. If the clearance on the side and rear walls are less than 250mm from the burner, use a non-combustible material to cover the areas. 

Step 6: Make Sure Outlets Are Accessible 

Make sure that the electrical outlet and gas source are accessible once you install the appliance. Also, ensure that the connection is an annealed copper pipe or a flexible hose. This is important to fit local regulations. 

Step 7: Connect the Appliance to the Gas Line 

Use a spanner on the flat area to grip the regulator firmly, then make the join. 

Step 8: Turn on the Gas 

Once they’re tightened, turn on the gas. Check for leaks using a soap solution and brush around all joints and connector points. 

Step 9: Test the Pressure 

First, remove the screw and connect the hose from the pressure gauge. Next, turn on the gas and manually light the stove. Then, check the pressure shown on the data plate. Lastly, disconnect the gauge and replace the test point screw. 

Step 10: Test the Gas Cooktop 

Press each knob and turn on the full flame setting. The burner should ignite, at which point you can change it to the desired setting. If you have any problems, find the solution on the faultfinding chart. 

We hope this guide has been helpful. Feel free to browse through our gas cooktop range and contact us for a free quote.