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Range - Anti Tip Brackets


All GE, Hotpoint and RCA free-standing, 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 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. On ranges manufactured October 1989 and later, GE has also placed a warning label on the edge of the open oven door.

GE furnishes at no charge anti-tip devices with all free-standing, slide-in and drop-in ranges produced. 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. (GEAC Rep: See specific model installation instructions for installing the bracket. Fax or mail a copy to the consumer for installation assistance.) GE Answer Center does not offer install assistance for anti-tip brackets.)

HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE ANTI-TIP BRACKET IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY

There are two methods to check the anti-tip bracket.

Visual Method

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.

Tip Method

This method can be used on all models.

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 GE Consumer Service to install the device, call 1-800-GE-CARES (1-800-432-2737). 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. GE will send the anti-tip bracket at no charge.

View the installation instructions of your bracket, if it looks like this:



View the installation instructions of your bracket, if it looks like this:



For dealers/builders/contractors who are missing brackets, please call 1-800-626-8774. GE will send the anti-tip bracket at no charge.