OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR MODELS:
620 Kitchenaire
Spiral plates
621 Kitchenaire
Solid plates
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CONTENTS
Introduction
Unpacking
Installation
Electrical installation
Anti-tilt mechanism
Anti-tilt mechanism assembly
Safety advice
Control panel
6 Position selector knob
Using the oven
Solid plates
Spiral plates
Warming drawer
Maintenance
Cleaning the oven
Replacing the oven lamp
Removable oven door
Do and Don’t guide
Problem check
Owners responsibility
Service centres
Warranty
Purchase details
Part Number 068 452
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You can rely on Defy. To simplify
Kitchenaire
Stove
The Manufacturer
strives for continuous
improvements.
For this reason, the text
and illustrations in this
book are subject to
change without notice.
Please register your
product at
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Introduction
Congratulations on the purchase of this quality product.
We trust that you will enjoy many years of trouble free use. Please read these instructions
carefully before using the stove. This manual will provide you with information on how
to operate and care for your product in order that you gain the maximum benefit from it.
Unpacking
• Please ensure that packaging material is disposed of in a responsible manner.
• Plastic bags should be cut up to prevent children playing with them and accidentally
suffocating.
• Remove all packing from the oven cavity and position the accessories.
• If the appliance is damaged in any way, do not use it. Report the damage to your dealer,
who will take the necessary corrective action.
Installation
• Levelling feet are provided to assist you in positioning your stove, so that it will stand
firm and level. To adjust the level, turn the relevant foot to either raise or lower the
stove.
• Surfaces immediately adjacent to the oven should be able to withstand temperatures of
up to 100°C without delaminating or discolouring.
Electrical installation
This appliance must be earthed and the manufacturer and the seller do not accept
responsibility for any damage due to incorrect installation or electrical connection.
This appliance should not be connected through an earth leakage system.
Refer to S.A.N.S. 10142
Connection to the power supply
This appliance has a ‘Y’ type supply cord connection and must be installed by a licensed
electrician, who will ensure that the stove is correctly connected and safely earthed. The
rated current is printed on the serial number label attached to the stove upper back panel.
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The appliance must be connected to the mains through an All pole isolating switch which
has a minimum clearance between the contacts of 3 mm. in All poles.
A means for disconnection must be provided in the fixed wiring.
Anti-tilt mechanism
WARNING
All stoves can tilt if you or a child sit or lean on an open oven door.
Safety regulations stipulate that the ANTI-TILT mechanism supplied with the stove,
must be fitted as shown on page 3.
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Anti-Tilt mechanism
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“A” 1 x Stability chain
“B” 1 x Stability hook with anchor sleeve
“A” is factory fitted at the rear of the stove in the centre. (See overleaf for instructions
if the removable splashback is to be fitted)
Position the stove and move “A” to touch the wall behind the stove.
Mark the hole where “A” touches the wall behind the stove.
Move the stove away from the wall to allow for an area to work in.
Using a 8.0 mm concrete bit, drill a hole at the marked position.
Using the Stability hook and anchor sleeve “B”, firmly secure “B” to the wall.
Slide the stove back in position and engage the stability chain “A” onto the Stability
hook “B”.
The stove is then secured and will not accidentally tilt if downward pressure is applied
to the open oven door.
Safety regulations stipulate that the ANTI-TILT mechanism supplied with the stove,
must be fitted as shown.
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Safety advice
This section contains safety instructions that
will help you avoid risk of injury and
damage. All warranties will become void if
you do not follow these instructions.
General safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including
children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning
the use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
• Connect the appliance to an earthed outlet/
line protected by a fuse of suitable
capacity. Have the earth installation made
by a qualified electrician. Our company
shall not be liable for any problems arising
due to the appliance not being earthed in
accordance with the local regulations.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer, its service
agent or similar qualified persons in order
to avoid a hazard.
• Do not operate the appliance if it is
defective or has any visible damage.
• Do not carry out any repairs or
modifications on the appliance.
• Never wash down the appliance with
water! There is the risk of electric shock!
• Never use the appliance when your
judgment or coordination is impaired by
the use of alcohol and/or drugs.
• The appliance must be disconnected from
the mains during installation, maintenance,
cleaning and repair procedures.
• Be careful when using alcoholic drinks in
your dishes. Alcohol evaporates at high
temperatures and may cause a fire since it
can ignite when it comes into contact with
hot surfaces.
• Do not heat closed tins and glass jars in the
oven. The pressure that would build up in
the tin/jar may cause it to burst.
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Do not place baking trays, dishes or
aluminium foil directly onto the bottom of
the oven. The heat accumulation might
damage the bottom of the oven.
Keep all ventilation slots clear of
obstructions.
The appliance may be hot when it is in
use. Never touch the hot burners, inner
sections of the oven, heaters etc.
Always use heat resistant oven gloves
when putting in or removing dishes from
the hot oven.
Do not use the appliance with the front
door glass removed or cracked.
The rear surface of the oven gets hot when
it is in use. Make sure that the gas/
electrical connection does not come into
contact with the rear surface as
connections may get damaged.
Do not trap the mains cable between the
oven door and frame and do not route it
over hot surfaces as the cable insulation
may melt and cause a fire as a result of a
short circuit.
Make sure that the function knobs are
switched off after every use.
When using Gas, ensure that the room is
well ventilated.
Always keep children and infirm persons
away from the appliance when it is in use.
Only use the appliance for preparing food.
Use a deep pan, large enough to cover the
appropriate burner.
Always dry food thoroughly before
placing it in hot oil or fat. Frozen food in
particular will spit and splatter if added too
quickly.
Never fill the pan more than one third full
of fat or oil.
Never heat fat or fry with a lid on the pan.
Do not fry too much food at once. This
lowers the temperature of the oil or fat and
results in fatty foods.
Do not leave hot fat or oil unattended. If
overheating occurs, these could catch fire.
Do not store flammable items in the oven.
Always keep the oven door gasket clean.
The control panel
WARMER
DRAWER
6 POSITION
SELECTOR KNOB
OVEN
THERMOSTAT
L FRONT
PLATE
L REAR
PLATE
R REAR
PLATE
R FRONT
PLATE
WARMER
DRAWER
6 POSITION
SELECTOR KNOB
OVEN
THERMOSTAT
L FRONT
PLATE
L REAR
PLATE
R REAR
PLATE
R FRONT
PLATE
621
Kitchenaire
620
Kitchenaire
Note: Model 620 has energy regulators controlling the spiral plates and as a result, does not feature
plate indicator lights.
6 Position selector knob
Oven Light: To switch on the light, turn the
selector knob until the light icon, depicted on
the knob, is at the top. The light remains on
when any other functions are selected.
Top and Bottom elements (Conventional
Bake): Both the bottom bake element and the
top heat element are utilised. This position is
ideal for baking, roasting and cooking.
Bottom element only: Selecting only the bottom element and setting the thermostat at the
lowest temperature, allows the oven to be used as an additional warming space, should the
warming drawer be fully utilised.
Grill and bottom elements: (Pre-Heat) Reduces oven heat up time. Select conventional bake
when desired temperature has been reached.
Grill: Select the grill function for conventional grilling.
Note: All ovens extract moisture from the food being cooked, especially so during the winter
months. This is normal and not detrimental to the food or the oven.
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Using the oven
Baking
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This product is supplied with one chromed oven shelf and an extra large roast
pan. If required, additional shelves, roast pans and a broiler may be purchased
from any Defy Service Centre.
Set the selector knob to the desired baking mode. See descriptions on page 5. Top and
Bottom elements or Bottom element only or Top element only.
Set the oven thermostat to the required temperature.
The thermostat indicator light will glow and remain on until the oven has reached the
selected temperature. The light will then switch off.
Thereafter place the food in the oven.
During the baking cycle, the indicator light will switch on and off as the thermostat
maintains the selected temperature.
After baking is completed, the thermostat and the selector knob must be turned to
the "0"position in an anti clockwise direction.
Note: The oven thermostat is marked down to 70°C. When set to this position, the
oven may be used as a warmer.
Baking Guide:
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Where possible, bake on the middle shelf position of the oven.
Place the food halfway between the back of the oven and the door.
Do not open the oven door until at least two thirds of the baking time has lapsed.
The roast pan must not be used for baking purposes.
For best baking results use an aluminium bake tray (380mm x 260mm x 30mm).
These are available from all Defy Parts Centres. Part number 067610.
Teflon coated baking trays are not recommended.
Grilling
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The oven door must remain partially open (approx. 80 mm) during grilling.
Both the wire shelf and roast pan/shelf may be used for grilling.
The roast pan may also be used as a drip tray under the wire shelf.
Position the shelf in the desired position below the grill element.
Set the selector switch and oven thermostat to their respective Grill positions.
The thermostat indicator light will glow.
Pre-heat the grill element for about 5 minutes.
Partially withdraw the shelf and place the food in the centre of the shelf.
Slide the shelf back into position and partially close the door.
Monitor the grilling to avoid burning the food.
After grilling is completed, the oven thermostat and the selector switch must be returned to the "0" position in an anti-clockwise direction.
WARNING
Accessible parts may become hot when grilling. Always use oven gloves when handling
food in the oven and keep children well away from the stove when it is in use
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Solid plates (621 Kitchenaire)
Red dot plates
• Plates featuring a red dot in the centre are high speed, high wattage plates for increased
performance
• For your safety these plates are fitted with thermal limiters. Should a plate be accidentally
switched on and left unattended, the limiter will reduce the power output of the plate and
minimise the risk of overheating and the possibility of fire.
Caring for Solid Plates
• Before using the plates for the first time, switch them on for about 4 minutes at the
highest setting. This allows the factory applied protective coating to burn in.
• To prevent blotchy discolouration and corrosion, moisture from spatters and spills should
be cleaned off immediately.
• To clean the plates, wipe them with a damp cloth or nylon pad. A little liquid detergent
may be used. Do not use metal scourers or sharp metal objects to clean the plates.
• After cleaning, dry the plates by switching them on for a short while.
• To prevent rust, periodically apply some, sewing machine oil or electrical hotplate
polish - available from Defy Service Centres. Extra attention is required in areas of
high humidity or in close proximity to the sea.
Recommendations
• Use only pots with a solid level base. An uneven base can prolong cooking times and
waste energy.
• Use pots with a base diameter slightly larger than the plate. This will ensure even heat
distribution and prevent spillage from dripping onto and staining the hot plate.
• Always cover the pot with a lid. This will conserve energy and minimise spillage.
• Thermal shock could damage the plates. Do not put cold pots on very hot plates.
Plate controls—variable
• Select the heat level by turning the knob to the required setting.
• You may select any setting.
• 1= low , 3 = medium and 6 = high.
• The relevant plate indicator light will glow, when the plate is switched on. (model 621
only).
WARNING
The warranty does not cover the replacement or repair
of rusted or corroded plates.
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Spiral plates (620 Kitchenaire )
Spiral plate control knobs.
• The plate will operate at any setting between minimum and maximum as depicted on the
control knob. With a little experience you will soon find the ideal position for:
• Gentle simmer to simmer.
• Fast simmer to medium heat
• Hot to maximum heat
Note: To switch plate “ON” rotate the dial knob in a clockwise direction to the required
setting. To switch plate “OFF” rotate the dial knob in a counter clockwise direction to the
“0” position.
Spiral plate care.
• Use pots with a base diameter slightly larger than the plate. This will ensure even heat
distribution and prevent spillage from dripping onto and staining the plate.
• Always cover the pot with a lid as this will conserve energy and minimise spillage.
Cleaning spiral plates.
• Switch off the electrical supply point to the stove.
• When the plates are cold, lift the hinged spiral plate up and remove the supports, undercups and trims.
• Use hot soapy water to clean the plates, plate supports, trims and under-cups.
• Use a nylon brush on badly soiled items.
• Wipe dry after cleaning and replace items.
Warming drawer
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The warming drawer has a rotary on off switch control.
On models 620 and 621 only, an indicator light will glow when the drawer has been
switched on.
Food left for too long in the warmer drawer could dry out and spoil. As a precaution food
should always be covered, to minimise the drying effect.
The drawer can be removed for cleaning purposes.
Pull the drawer out to the bump- stop, then lift the front slightly and continue pulling till
the drawer slides free.
Refit by lifting the rear of the drawer over the bump-stop and then sliding it back.
Maintenance
General cleaning
• Switch off the electrical power supply before cleaning any part of the appliance.
• Wipe down glass panels, cabinet, door, control knobs, trims and handles with a hot soapy
cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner.
• Use only liquid household cleaners and avoid abrasive powders, scouring pads and
caustic cleaners.
• Rinse and wipe down with a clean cloth.
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Cleaning the oven
• Switch off the electrical power supply before cleaning any part of the appliance.
• Open the oven door and allow the oven to cool down.
• For improved access, the shelf, roast pan and oven door may be removed.
• Clean the oven with a damp, hot soapy cloth. Do not use a steam cleaner.
• It may be necessary to soak burnt soils with a liquid cleaner to soften them before
scrubbing them with a nylon brush or scouring sponge.
• Heavy soils on the bottom of the oven may require overnight soaking under a sponge
liberally sprinkled with household ammonia. The soil can then be removed the following
morning by washing normally.
ELEMENT GUARD
• Do not use metal objects or steel wool to
clean the oven.
ELEMENT
• After cleaning, fit the bottom element into
the hooks of the element guard. Failure to
HOOK
observe this precaution would allow the
element to rest on and possibly damage the
oven enamel.
Oven light
The oven light is switched on by the oven thermostat and switches off when the thermostat
knob is returned to 0.
To replace a faulty light bulb, proceed as follows.
• Switch off the power at the wall isolator to avoid the possibility of electric shock.
• Remove the light cover by unscrewing it in an anti-clockwise direction
• Unscrew the faulty bulb and fit a new 25 watt bulb rated for 300’C
• Refit the light cover.
Removable oven door
The oven door may be removed to improve access to the oven for cleaning purposes.
1 Open the door fully to expose the hinges (A) on either side.
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Flip the hinge locking levers (B) to the upright position.
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Partially close the oven door and lift it free of the side panel retaining slots.
4 After cleaning, re-fit the oven door in reverse order making sure that the bottom hinge
notches © locate properly onto the bottom edges of the side panel retaining slots.
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OVER THE YEARS, DEFY'S SERVICE CENTRES HAVE IDENTIFIED THIS LIST OF DO'S AND
DON'TS AS BEING IMPORTANT FOR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND SAFETY. PLEASE READ
IT AND FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH ITS CONTENTS.
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Clean your appliance regularly. This will
prolong it's good looks and enhance
hygiene levels.
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Use pots which are smaller than the
hotplate diameter. This wastes electricity
and allows the pot handles to overheat.
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Use flat bottomed pots and pans when
cooking on the hotplates. This will
maximise efficiency and reduce electricity
costs.
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Leave the appliance unattended especially
when grilling. This is good practice and
avoids accidents.
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Keep children well away from the cooking
appliance. Explain the dangers to them.
Being safety conscious is being safe, not
sorry.
Place anything on the open oven door. The
glass is not a work surface and could get
scratched.
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Use abrasive cleaning materials. They will
scratch surfaces and fascia graphics.
Supervise
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cooking
process.
Overcooked or spoiled food is wasteful.
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Leave about a 40 mm. air gap between
baking tins and the oven walls. Adequate
air circulation is important for good baking
results.
Allow fat splashes to dry and bake onto
the stove/oven surface before cleaning
them. It is easier to clean spills while they
are still slightly warm and soft.
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Get into the habit of wearing oven gloves
when handling utensils in a hot oven. This
will help to avoid accidental burns.
Put baking tins on the floor of the oven.
This will prevent heat circulation and spoil
baking results.
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Partly slide out the oven shelf before
removing hot dishes from the oven. This
will prevent accidental contact with the hot
oven sides.
Use the appliance to heat the home.
Neither the hotplates nor the oven were
designed for this purpose and damage
could occur.
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Allow pot handles to overhang the front of
the appliance. Children might be tempted
to grab them with harmful consequences.
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Figures in this manual are schematic
and may not match your appliance
exactly.
DANGER
Risk of scalding by hot steam!
Take care when opening the oven
door as steam may escape.
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WARNING Hot surfaces may cause
burns! Do not touch the hot surfaces
of the appliance. Use oven gloves.
Keep children away from the
appliance.
DANGER Risk of fire by overheated
oil! When heating oil, do not leave it
unattended. Never try to extinguish a
fire with water! When oil has caught
fire, immediately cover the pot or pan
with a lid. Switch off the hob if safe to
do so and phone the fire service.
Problem check
Do not attempt any repairs yourself.
Before calling a service technician to assist with a problem, please check:
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The mains distribution board for tripped circuit breakers.
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The wall switch is on.
Remember that you may be charged for a service call even during the warranty
period if the fault is due to or caused by any of the above.
Owner’s responsibility
Since the following are not factory faults, they are the owner’s responsibility.
• Damage to exterior finish.
• Breakage of glass and other components.
• Replacement of the light bulb.
• Damage through improper installation or use of the appliance.
• Damage caused by moving the appliance.
WARNING: Under no circumstances should the bake element be
covered with aluminium foil. Nor should a pan or tray be positioned
directly above the bake element.
Doing so would reflect the heat from the bake element downwards. Heat
to the oven would be restricted and overheating of the space below the
element would result in damage to the oven enamel.
Service Centres
IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED THE INSTRUCTIONS AND STILL HAVE A PROBLEM, CONTACT THE NEAREST
DEFY SERVICE CENTRE. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ADVISE YOU ON ANY ASPECT OF THE PRODUCT OR
SEND A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN TO REPAIR IT.
BLOEMFONTEIN
160 Long Street, Hilton,
Bloemfontein 9301.
Tel. 051 400 3900
Bloemfontein.Service@defy.co.za
EAST LONDON
16 Bowls Rd. Arcadia,
East London 5201.
Tel. 043 743 7100
EastLondon.Service@defy.co.za
CAPE TOWN
5A Marconi Rd.
Montague Gardens, 7441.
Tel. 021-526 3000
CapeTown.Service@defy.co.za
POLOKWANE
87 Nelson Mandela Drive.
Superbia 0699.
Tel. 0152 92 1166 / 7 / 8 / 9.
Polokwane.Service@defy.co.za
DURBAN
35 Intersite Avenue,
Umgeni Business Park, Durban
4051.
Tel. 031 268 3300
Durban.Service@defy.co.za
PORT ELIZABETH
112 Patterson Road,
North End, Port Elizabeth 6001.
Tel. 041 401 6400
PortElizabeth.Service@defy.co.za
JOHANNESBURG
Commercial Head Office,
Administration, Distribution,
National Groups, Tel. Sales,
Contracts and Credit.
Cnr. Mimetes & Kruger Sts.
Denver ext.12
Johannesburg. 2094.
Tel. 011 621 0200 or 011 621
0300
Gauteng.Service@defy.co.za
PRETORIA.
Block A1 Old Mutual Industrial
Park.
Cnr. D.F.Malan Drive & Moot Str.
Hermanstad. 0082.
Tel. 012 377 8300
Pretoria.Service@defy.co.za
OTHER AREAS ARE SERVICED BY OVER 200 AUTHORISED SERVICE AGENTS.
PLEASE CONSULT THE NEAREST REGIONAL DEFY SERVICE CENTRE FOR DETAILS
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WARRANTY
This certificate is issued by DEFY APPLIANCES LIMITED manufacturers of Defy and Ocean
products, hereinafter the Company, to the original purchaser only, of the appliance described on the
certificate and shall constitute the only warranty given in respect of this appliance.
The Company warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of TWO YEARS from date of
purchase the appliance is free from defect under normal domestic use, both in workmanship and
material, subject to the following conditions.
1. Repair or replacement of any part of this appliance, found by the Company to be defective, shall
be at the election of the Company. The Company reserves the right to effect such service through
any of its Service Divisions or Authorised Service Dealers. The cost of such service shall be borne
by the Company in full, provided that the appliance is located no further than 50 km from a
Company Service Centre or an Authorised Service Dealer.
Where the appliance is located
beyond the 50 km radius, the purchaser shall be liable for the standard travelling charges, as
determined by the Company.
CARRY IN SERVICE Microwave ovens, Compact cookers and small appliances are repaired in
our service centres and are not collected from the customers home. Faulty units should be
delivered to the purchasing dealer or to the nearest Company Service Centre for warranty repairs.
2. Rusted or corroded solid plates, vitreous enamelware, fuses and lamps are specifically excluded
from these warranties. It is an express condition of these warranties that the purchaser takes due
care and attention in the use and maintenance of the appliance. Abuse, misuse in conflict with
operating instructions, connection to incorrect voltages and subjection to commercial use shall
release the Company from its obligations.
3. This warranty shall become void and cease to operate if the appliance is dismantled by, or any
repairs to the appliance are effected by any persons not duly authorised by the Company, or if
substitute parts not approved by the Company are used in the appliance, or if the serial number of
the appliance is removed.
4. The Company shall not be responsible for damages resulting from fire, flood, civil disturbances or
any Act of God. The Company shall not, in terms of these warranties be responsible nor held liable
for any consequential loss or damage of any kind caused by or due to the failure or malfunction of
the appliance.
5. The Company shall not be responsible for transportation or other costs other than those incurred
within the provisions of Point 1 of this Certificate.
6. These warranties shall not apply to the appliance if it is purchased or used beyond the borders of
the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
7. Where service is requested under warranty and no fault or defect can be found by the Company,
all costs incurred will be for the purchaser's account.
8. This Certificate as well as your invoice will serve as proof of purchase. For the purpose of
warranty, it will be essential to produce this Certificate and invoice. Failure to do so, will render the
purchaser liable for service costs.
KEEP THIS CERTIFICATE AND SALES INVOICE AS PROOF OF PURCHASE
FOR WARRANTY PURPOSES.
For future reference, record the listed information in the space below. The Serial number may be found on
the label located at the upper back panel.
SERIAL NoEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
DATE OF PURCHASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
PURCHASED FROMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Part Number 068 452