Range - Installation and Leveling Tips

It is important to install your appliance properly. Listed below are some installation and leveling tips for a range:



  • All four legs on your range are adjustable. When the range is delivered, you typically have the ability to adjust the legs 1/4" to 3/4" up or down (depending on the model).

  • To make an adjustment on any of the legs, remove the storage drawer and look just inside the frame. Using a wrench or pliers, turn the legs clockwise to raise and counter-clockwise to lower.

  • To level a new range, place a level across two burners (diagonally left rear to right front) and then adjust the leveling legs. Then, do the other two burners until all four show level. You can also check for levelness by placing a spirit level on one of the oven shelves. Take two readings with the level placed diagonally first in one direction and then the other.

  • Instructions for leveling will be listed in the Installation Instructions for your model.


View a short video about leveling your single-oven range:



View a short video about leveling your double-oven range:



Power Cords:

  • Power cords are not provided with an electric free-standing or slide-in range.

  • Electric ranges may be installed using only a 3-conductor or a 4-conductor UL-listed range power cord or a 3-wire or 4-wire conduit.

  • Gas ranges have a 120 Volt power cord attached to the unit.

  • To ensure the performance and safety of the range, we do not recommend reusing the old power cord from your previous range.


  • We meet UL requirements for 0 inch spacing by adjacent vertical walls, unless specified otherwise in the installation instructions for your model.

  • It is suggested that 1 1/2" be allowed between the range and the wall to prevent scorching from possible extended high heat or no-load surface burner use.

  • It is safe to install a dishwasher next to a gas or electric range as long as there is a two inch space between the two appliances. The two inch space is needed for heat dissipation.


What is normal:

  • A small amount of odor and/or smoke from the oven on a new range or wall oven is normal when first used. It is caused by the heating of new parts, insulating materials or the tape used in shipping and should dissipate after the first few uses. If you want to get rid of the odor and/or smoke quicker, follow the self-cleaning instructions in your Owner's Manual.