Range Anti Tip Brackets
All of our freestanding, slide-in and drop-in ranges manufactured since the Fall of 1988 include an anti-tip device. This bracket is essential to the safe operation of the range. It provides protection when excess force or weight is applied to an open oven door. (The bracket is not needed on Hi/Low ranges).
The Range Anti-Tip Kit (part # WB2X7909) can be used on range models manufactured prior to the Fall of 1988 if an anti-tip device is not listed in the parts list. It can be ordered by calling GE Appliances Parts at 1-877-959-8688.
The ranges we build meet all current Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety standards for stability. Anti-tip devices became a UL requirement June 3, 1991.
Our installation instructions require that ranges so equipped must be installed with the anti-tip device that is supplied with the range, and there is a warning label on the edge of the open oven door.
If missing, we will furnish anti-tip devices with all of our freestanding, slide-in and drop-in ranges at no charge. Please call 1-800-626-8774 if you do not have a bracket for your range. We will ship you the bracket for your range at no charge. We will also need to mail, email or fax a copy of the installation instructions for the anti-tip bracket.
HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE ANTI-TIP BRACKET IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY:
There are two methods to check the anti-tip bracket.
This method can be used on 30" Electric Ranges with removable drawers. It does not apply to gas ranges, drop-in ranges or electric ranges with double ovens or warming drawers.
Remove the drawer and shine a flashlight into the space. One of the rear legs should be attached to a fork-shaped device, which is anchored to the floor or wall. If it is, your bracket is installed.
This method can be used on all models.
Installation of Bracket
Remove all utensils from the top and inside of the range. Carefully pull on the range from the rear. If the bracket is installed correctly, the range will not tip more than 4" from the wall. If it tips forward more than 4", the anti-tip device has not been installed or has not been installed correctly.
CAUTION: DO NOT TIP THE RANGE MORE THAN 4" FROM THE WALL AS IT COULD TIP OVER AND CAUSE INJURY.
WHAT TO DO IF THE DEVICE IS NOT INSTALLED OR IF THE RANGE TIPS MORE THAN 4 INCHES.
If a dealer or builder installed your range please contact them directly and specifically request the anti -tip device be installed.
If you would like us to install the device, please schedule a service appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service. There will be a charge for service.
If you would like to install the bracket yourself, but you do not have the part please call 1-800-626- 8774. We will send the anti-tip bracket at no charge.
If your range anti-tip bracket looks like the photo below, use the Short Anti-Tip Bracket Installation Instructions.
If your range anti-tip bracket looks like the photo below, use the Long Anti-Tip Bracket Installation Instructions.
For dealers/builders/contractors who are missing brackets, please call 1-800-626-8774. We will send the anti-tip bracket at no charge.