GE Monogram® Use and Care Guide Stainless Steel Professional

GE Monogram®
Use and Care Guide
Stainless Steel
Professional
30² Gas Range
Consumer Information
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Introduction
Your new Monogram range makes an eloquent statement of style, convenience and kitchen
planning flexibility. Whether you chose it for its purity of design, assiduous attention to detail—
or for both of these reasons—you’ll find that your Monogram range’s superior blend of form
and function will delight you for years to come.
Your Monogram range was designed to provide the flexibility to blend in with your kitchen
cabinetry. Its sleek design can be beautifully integrated into the kitchen.
The information on the following pages will help you operate and maintain your range properly.
If you have any other questions—please call the GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000.
Contents
Care and Cleaning
Broiler Pan and Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Burner Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Drip Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Oven Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 22
Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Consumer Services
Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . 27
Model and Serial Number . . . . . . . . . 3, 26
Problem Solver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Product Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 25
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 4–8
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Oven
Aluminum Foil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 14, 17
Baking/Roasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 14
Broiling/Broiling Guide . . . . . . . . . 17, 18
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 13, 16, 17
Convection Cooking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Surface Cooking
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–11
Cookware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Electric Ignitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Simmering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 11
WARNING: If the information in this
guide is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
•Do not try to light any appliance.
•Do not touch any electrical switch; do
not use any phone in your building.
•Immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
supplier’s instructions.
•If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be
performed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
WARNING
• ALL RANGES CAN TIP
• INJURY COULD RESULT
• INSTALL ANTI-TIP
BRACKET PACKED
INSIDE OVEN
CANADIAN GAS ASSOCIATION
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APPROVED
• SEE INSTRUCTIONS
Before
using
your
range
Read this guide carefully. It is intended to help
you operate and maintain your new range
properly.
Write
down the
model &
serial
numbers
You’ll find them on a label in the rear of the
burner box below the burner grates.
Before sending in this card, please write these
numbers here:
These numbers are also on the Consumer
Product Ownership Registration Card
included in this guide.
Model Number
Keep it handy for answers to your questions.
If you don’t understand something or need
more help, call:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Serial Number
Use these numbers in any correspondence or
service calls concerning your range.
If you
received a
damaged
range
Immediately contact the dealer (or builder)
that sold you the range.
Save time
& money
Before you request service, check the Problem
Solver in the back of this guide.
It lists causes of minor operating problems that
you can correct yourself.
If you
need
service
To obtain service, see the Consumer Services
page in the back of this guide.
NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the
details—including your phone number—to:
We’re proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy
with the service you receive, here are three
steps to follow for further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In
most cases, this will solve the problem.
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
FINALLY, if your problem is still not resolved,
write:
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
• The California Safe Drinking Water and
Toxic Enforcement Act requires the
Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm, and requires businesses to warn
customers of potential exposure to such
substances.
• Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to
four of these substances, namely benzene,
carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and soot,
caused primarily by the incomplete
combustion of natural gas or LP fuels.
Properly adjusted burners, indicated by a
bluish rather than a yellow flame, will
minimize incomplete combustion. Exposure
to these substances can be minimized further
by venting with an open window or using a
ventilation fan or hood.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using your appliance, follow basic safety
precautions, including the following:
• Have the installer show you the location of
the range gas cut-off valve and how to shut it
off if necessary.
• Be sure all packing materials are removed
from the range before operating it to prevent
fire or smoke damage should the packing
material ignite.
• After prolonged use of a range, high floor
temperatures may result and many floor
coverings will not withstand this kind of use.
Never install the range over vinyl tile or
linoleum that cannot withstand such use.
Never install it directly over interior kitchen
carpeting.
• Be sure your range is correctly adjusted
by a qualified service technician or installer
for the type of gas (natural or LP) that is
to be used.
WARNING: These adjustments must be
made by a qualified service technician in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions and all codes and requirements
of the authority having jurisdiction. Failure to
follow these instructions could result in
serious injury or property damage. The
qualified agency performing this work
assumes responsibility for the conversion.
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WARNING—
All ranges can tip and injury
could result. To prevent
accidental tipping of the range,
attach it to the wall by installing
the Anti-Tip device supplied.
To check if the device is installed
and engaged properly, carefully
tip the range forward. The AntiTip device should engage and
prevent the range from tipping
over.
If you pull the range out from the wall for
any reason, make sure the device is properly
engaged when you push the range back against
the wall.
If it is not, there is a possible risk of the range
tipping over and causing injury if you or a child
stand, sit or lean on an open door.
Please refer to the Anti-Tip information in the
installation instructions.
Failure to take this precaution could result in
tipping of the range and injury.
• Locate the range out of kitchen traffic path
and out of drafty locations and areas with
poor air circulation.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this guide.
• Be sure your appliance is properly installed
and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the provided installation
instructions.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace any
part of your range unless it is specifically
recommended in this guide. All other
servicing should be referred to a qualified
technician.
• Before performing any service,
DISCONNECT THE RANGE POWER
SUPPLY AT THE HOUSEHOLD
DISTRIBUTION PANEL BY REMOVING
THE FUSE OR SWITCHING OFF THE
CIRCUIT BREAKER.
• Do not leave children alone—children should
not be left alone or unattended in an area
where an appliance is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of
the appliance.
• Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces may result in burns
from steam. Do not let pot holders come near
open flames when lifting cookware. Do not
use a towel or other bulky cloth in place of a
pot holder. Such cloths can catch fire on a
hot burner.
• When surface cooking, do not touch the
surface burners, burner grates or the
surrounding areas.
When using the oven, do not touch the
interior surface of the oven or the exterior
area immediately surrounding the door or
back trim.
These surfaces may be hot enough to burn.
During and after use, do not touch, or let
clothing or other flammable materials
contact, the surface burners, areas near the
surface burners, or any interior area of the
oven; allow sufficient time for cooling first.
• Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or hang
on the door, drip tray handle, or cooktop.
They could damage the range and even tip
it over, causing severe personal injury.
Potentially hot surfaces include the cooktop,
areas facing the cooktop, oven vent opening,
surfaces near the opening, crevices around
the oven door, the drip tray handle directly
above the oven door and metal trim parts
above the door.
• Do not store flammable materials in the oven
or near the cooktop.
The drip tray gets hot when the oven is on.
Do not remove the drip tray until it is cool.
• CAUTION: ITEMS OF INTEREST TO
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE STORED IN
CABINETS ABOVE A RANGE OR ON THE
BACKSPLASH OF A RANGE—CHILDREN
CLIMBING ON THE RANGE TO REACH
ITEMS COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED.
CAUTION: The inside surface of the oven
may be hot when the door is opened.
• For your safety, never use your appliance for
warming or heating the room.
• Never wear loose-fitting or hanging garments
while using the appliance. Be careful when
reaching for items stored over the range.
Flammable material could be ignited if
brought in contact with surface burners or
burner grates and may cause severe burns.
• Do not store plastic, flammable liquids or
combustible materials on top of the optional
high shelf.
• Keep the ventilator hood and grease filters
clean to maintain good venting and to avoid
grease fires. Turn the ventilator OFF in case
of fire or when intentionally “flaming” liquor
or other spirits on the cooktop. The blower,
if in operation, could spread the flames.
• DO NOT obstruct the flow of combustion or
ventilation air to the appliance. Be sure a
fresh air supply is available.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
• Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up
a flaming pan. Turn the controls off. Smother a
flaming pan on a surface unit by covering the
pan completely with a well-fitting lid, cookie
sheet or flat tray. Use a multi-purpose dry
chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
Flaming grease outside a pan can be put out by
covering it with baking soda or, if available, by
using a multi-purpose dry chemical or foamtype fire extinguisher.
Flame in the oven can be smothered
completely by closing the oven door and
turning the oven off or by using a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type fire
extinguisher.
• DO NOT STORE OR USE COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS, GASOLINE OR OTHER
FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN
THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER
APPLIANCE.
• Do not let cooking grease or other flammable
materials accumulate in or near the range.
Clean the drip tray after every use.
• If you smell gas, the installer has not done a
proper job of checking for leaks. You can have
a small leak and therefore a faint gas smell if
the connections are not completely tight.
Finding a gas leak is NOT a do-it-yourself
procedure. Some leaks can only be found with
the burner control in the ON position and for
your protection it must be done by a qualified
service technician. Never use an open flame to
locate a leak.
• If by some chance a burner goes out and gas
escapes, open a window or a door to let the
room air out. Do not attempt to use the
appliance until the gas has had time to
dissipate. Follow the instructions in What to do
if You Smell Gas.
• Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of the
oven or cooktop. Using a foil liner could result
in a fire hazard or the obstruction of the flow of
combustion and ventilation air. Foil is an
excellent heat insulator and heat will be
trapped underneath it. This trapped heat can
upset the cooking performance and can
damage the finish of the oven or the cooktop.
SURFACE COOKING
• Do not heat unopened food containers; a
build-up of pressure may cause the container
to burst.
• Set the burner control so that the flame heats
only the bottom of the pan and does not extend
beyond the bottom of the pan. Excessive flame
is hazardous. The high BTU burners can easily
melt cookware handles.
• Hold the handle of the pan, using a dry pot
holder, to prevent movement of the utensil
when stirring or turning food.
• Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
• Always use the LITE position when igniting the
surface burners and make sure the burners
have ignited, including the center simmer
flame.
• Do not let pot holders come near open flames
when lifting cookware. Do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth in place of a pot holder.
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• Never leave the surface burners unattended at
high flame settings. Boilovers cause smoking
and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire. If
the burner flames are smothered by a severe
boilover which affects the ignitor, unburned
gas will escape into the room.
• To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition
of flammable materials and spillage, turn
cookware handles toward the side or back of
the range without extending over adjacent
burners.
• Never block the vents (air openings) of the
range. They provide the air inlet and outlet that
are necessary for the range to operate properly
with correct combustion. Air openings are
located at the top and bottom of the oven door,
drip tray, drip tray handle area, vent area, and
area immediately surrounding the top burners
(burner pans).
SURFACE COOKING
• Always turn the surface burners to OFF before
removing cookware.
• Carefully watch foods being fried at a high
flame setting.
• Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.
Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh
foods can cause hot fat to bubble up and over
the sides of the pan.
• Use the least possible amount of fat for
effective shallow or deep fat frying. Filling the
pan too full of fat can cause spillovers when
food is added.
• Use a deep fat thermometer whenever possible
to prevent overheating fat beyond the smoking
point.
• Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially a
deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat is cool.
• When using glass cookware, make sure it is
designed for top-of-range cooking.
• If a combination of oils or fats will be used in
frying, stir together before heating or as fats
melt slowly.
• Do not leave any items on the cooktop. The hot
air from the vent may ignite flammable items
and will increase pressure in closed containers,
which may cause them to burst.
• Use proper pan size—avoid pans that are
unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware
having flat bottoms large enough to properly
contain food and avoid boilovers and spillovers
and large enough to cover burner grate. This
will both save cleaning time and prevent
hazardous accumulations of food, since heavy
spattering or spillovers left on the range can
ignite. Use pans with handles that can be easily
grasped and remain cool.
• Keep all plastics away from the top burners.
• Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop—they
may melt if left too close to the vent.
• To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be
certain that the controls for all burners are at
the OFF position and all grates are cool before
attempting to remove them.
• When flaming foods are under the hood, turn
the fan off. The fan, if operating, may spread
the flames.
• Grease is flammable. Let hot grease cool
before attempting to handle it. Avoid letting
grease deposits collect in the container under
the cooktop burners. Clean these areas after
each use or boilover.
• For proper lighting and performance of the
cooktop burners, keep the burner ports clean.
It may be necessary to clean these when there is
a boilover or when the burner does not light,
even though the electronic ignitors click.
• Clean the cooktop with caution. Avoid steam
burns; do not use a wet sponge or cloth to clean
the cooktop while it is hot. Some cleaners
produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot
surface. Follow manufacturer’s directions.
• If range is located near a window, do not hang
long curtains that could blow over the surface
burners and create a fire hazard.
•Be sure all the range and/or cooktop controls
are turned off and the appliance is cool before
using any type of aerosol cleaner or cooking
spray on or around the appliance. The chemical
that produces the spraying action could, in the
presence of heat, ignite or cause metal parts to
corrode.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
OVEN
• Stand away from the range when opening the
oven door. Hot air or steam which escapes can
cause burns to hands, face and/or eyes.
• Never “open door broil” with children nearby.
They could quickly come into contact with a
hot oven interior surface, causing severe burns.
• Children in walkers, or children crawling, can
be attracted to the round oven door handle and
may grab and open the oven door. This can
result in injury from the door being pulled
open on a child, or severe burns if the oven is in
use and hot.
• Do not heat unopened food containers.
Pressure could build up and the container
could burst, causing an injury.
• Keep the oven vent unobstructed.
• Do not clean the door gasket. The door gasket
is essential for a good seal. Care should be
taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.
• Clean only parts listed in this Use and Care
Guide.
• Keep the oven free from grease buildup.
• Place the oven shelf in the desired position
while the oven is cool. If shelves must be
handled when hot, do not let pot holder
contact the heating elements.
• When using cooking or roasting bags in the
oven, follow the manufacturer’s directions.
• Do not use aluminum foil anywhere in the oven
except as described in this guide. Misuse could
result in a fire hazard or damage to the range.
• Do not use your oven to dry newspapers. If
overheated, they can catch on fire.
• Do not use oven for a storage area. Items stored
in an oven can ignite.
• Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils
or food in the oven when not in use.
• Use only glass cookware that is recommended
for use in ovens.
• When broiling, if meat is too close to the flame,
the fat may ignite. Trim excess fat to prevent
excessive flare-ups.
• After broiling, always take the broiler pan
out of the range and clean it. Leftover grease
in the broiler pan can catch fire next time
you use the pan.
• If you should have a grease fire in the broiler
pan, turn the oven off and keep the oven door
closed to contain fire until it burns out.
• Pulling out the shelf to the shelf stop is a
convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also a
precaution against burns from touching hot
surfaces of the door or oven walls.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Features of Your Range
Stainless Steel Gas Range
6
Design
information
(Not all features
are on all models.
Appearance may vary.)
7
5
5
Oven shelf
4
4
8
3
9
10
2
2
1
11
12
13
ZGS30L4
ZGS30N4
Feature Index
Page
1
Convection Fan
15
2
Oven Lights
20
3
CONV BAKE Button
16
4
Cooktop Burner Control Knobs
9–11, 19
5
Burner Assemblies
10, 11, 21
6
Model and Serial Numbers
(in rear of burner box below grates—can be seen when grates are removed)
7
OVEN Control Knob
8
Oven Light Button
9
Drip Tray
3, 26
9, 13, 16, 17, 19
23
5, 6, 19
10
Thermostat Bulb
22
11
Oven Shelf Slide Assemblies
22
12
Oven Door Gasket
8
13
Oven Door
17
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Surface Cooking
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Control
knobs
The control knobs are in front of the burner
they control. The oven control is placed slightly
lower than the surface burner control knobs.
The surface burners have an infinite number of
heat settings as there are no fixed positions
between HI and LO.
To turn ON a surface burner, push the control in,
then turn it to the LITE position.
Check to be sure the burner you turned on is the
one you want to use.
You will hear the ignitor click. When the gas is
ignited all around the burner and into the central
simmer burner below the simmer cap, turn the
knob back to the desired setting.
Push the control in and turn it to the LITE position.
When using the simmer burner always ensure
that it lights from the main burner.
Burners
Your new professional gas range is equipped with
burners typical of those used in restaurants.
These burners are designed in two pieces for easy
cleaning and control.
Simmer cap
Simmer burner
The center, smaller cap covers and protects the
simmer burner from boilovers that could put the
flame out. This cap also spreads the simmer
burner heat out to avoid too much heat being
concentrated on the center of the pan.
The simmer burner is always on when the burner
is in use. The burner should never be operated if
the simmer cap is not in place.
The outer cap/port ring constitutes the main
burner and is in operation between the HI and
LO settings.
The burners have electronic spark ignition to
eliminate continuously burning pilots. When the
outer cap/port ring is on and the flame is blown
out, it will relight. The burners are rated at 15,000
BTU around the outer cap/port ring. When
turned to the simmer setting, only the center of
the burner is lit, and it is rated at 500 BTU.
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Outer cap/port ring
Electronic
ignitors
NOTE: Keep the ignitor, outer cap/port ring and
burner ports clean.
Ignitor
If a burner does not ignite, listen for the
clicking sound. If the ignitor is not clicking,
turn off the burner. Check the circuit breaker
for a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. If
the ignitor still fails to operate, check the
Problem Solver in the back of this guide or the
Power Failure information in this section.
NOTE: If you are using propane gas, a slight pop
or flash may occur at the burner ports a few
seconds after the burner has been turned off.
This “extinction pop” is normal for propane gas.
Burner base
Simmering
Your new professional gas range has
exceptionally low simmering capabilities. The
center simmer cap serves as a heat diffuser to
spread out the heat to avoid having a center hot
spot. Keep in mind that because of the high heat
capacity of the outer burner, and the mass of the
cast iron burner grates (they retain heat longer
than lighter, conventional grates), some foods
may continue to cook by retained heat after the
burner has been turned off.
The simmer burner is lit from the outside burner
flame.
The flame travels through the simmer ignition
channels and crosses over onto the simmer
burner located just beneath the simmer cap.
When lighting only the simmer burner, always
light the main burner first. This will in turn
provide the ignition source for the simmer
burner. Ensure that the simmer ports are lit
before turning the control knob down to the
simmer position. Should a strong draft or
boilover extinguish the simmer flame it will not
relight automatically as the outer burner would.
Burner
efficiency
and flame
characteristics
The burner flame should burn completely
around and within the burner with no excessive
noise or lifting. The flame should be blue in
color and stable with no yellow tips.
Power
failure
The electric ignition that lights the surface
burners will not operate during a power failure.
After the flame is burning all the way around
the burner, adjust the flame.
To light the surface burners during a power
failure, turn the control knob for the burner
you want to light to LITE while holding a
lighted match to the outer ring.
It is necessary to light each burner separately
each time you want to use it during a power
failure.
During initial use, foreign particles in the gas
line, or dust in the air or around the appliance
may cause an orange flame. This will disappear
with use.
An improper air-gas mixture may cause either
a burner flutter or a yellow-tipped flame.
A technician should adjust the flame.
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Surface Cooking
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Flame
height
The correct height of the flame mainly depends
on the size of the bottom of the cooking utensil,
the material of the cooking utensil, the amount
and type of food and the amount of liquid in
the utensil.
Incorrect
Correct
For safe handling of cookware, never let the
flame extend up the sides of the cookware. Any
flame larger than the bottom of the cookware is
wasted heat and only serves to heat the handle.
Watch the flame, not the knob, as you reduce
heat.
Note: The flame size on a gas burner should match the
cookware you are using.
• For safety reasons the flame must never extend
beyond the bottom of the cooking utensil.
Never allow flames to curl up the side of the
pan.
• Be very careful if the pans have plastic handles,
as these large professional-size burners can
flame up on the outside of the pan and melt or
bubble the handles.
• Utensils which conduct heat slowly (such as
glass-ceramic) should be used with medium to
low flames. If you are cooking with a large
amount of liquid a slightly larger flame can
be used.
Cookware
Do not operate a burner for an extended
period of time without cookware on the grate.
The finish on the grate may chip without
cookware to absorb the heat.
Glass: There are two types of glass cookware—
those for oven use only and those for surface
cooking (saucepans, coffee and teapots). Glass
conducts heat very slowly.
Aluminum: Medium-weight cookware is
recommended because it heats quickly and
evenly. Most foods brown evenly in an
aluminum skillet. Use saucepans with tightfitting lids for cooking with minimum amounts
of water.
Heatproof Glass-Ceramic: Can be used for
either surface or oven cooking. It conducts
heat very slowly and cools very slowly. Check
cookware manufacturer’s directions to be sure
it can be used on gas cooktops.
Cast Iron: If heated slowly, most skillets will
give satisfactory results.
Enamelware: Under some conditions, the
enamel of some cookware may melt. Follow
cookware manufacturer’s recommendations
for cooking methods.
Stainless Steel: This metal alone has poor
heating properties, and is usually combined
with copper, aluminum or other metals for
improved heat distribution. Combination
metal skillets generally work satisfactorily if
they are used at medium heat as the
manufacturer recommends.
Wok: A large, professional-sized wok and
wok ring, specially designed for use on this
range, is available from your dealer. Ask for
model ZXWK22Y.
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Using the Oven
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Oven
shelves
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the
correct position before you turn the oven on.
The correct shelf position depends on the kind
of food and the browning desired.
The shelves have stop-locks, so that when placed
correctly on the supports, they will stop before
coming completely out, and will not tilt. When
placing and removing cookware, pull the shelf
out to the stop position.
To remove a shelf, pull it toward you, tilt the
front end up and pull it out.
To replace, place the end of the shelf (stoplocks) on the support, tilt up the front and push
the shelf in.
Shelf
positions
The oven has three shelf supports for baking,
roasting and broiling identified in this
illustration as A (bottom), B and C (top). Shelf
positions for cooking are suggested in the
baking, roasting and broiling sections.
The oven has 3 shelf positions.
C
B
A
How to set
the oven for
baking or
roasting
1 Push in and turn the OVEN control knob to
set the desired temperature.
• The HEATING light turns on. Once the
HEATING light initially cycles off, the oven is
preheated.
2 Check the food for doneness at the minimum
time on the recipe. Cook longer if necessary.
NOTE: When roasting, check the weight of the
meat and use the A or B shelf position. Place
the meat fat side up, or for poultry, breast side
up, on the roasting grid in a shallow pan. The
melting fat will baste the meat. Select a pan as
close to the size of the meat as possible. (The
broiler pan with grid is a good pan for this.)
3 Push in and turn the OVEN control knob to
the OFF position when baking is finished.
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Using the Oven
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Baking
pans/sheets
Use the proper baking pan. The type of finish
on the pan determines the amount of browning
that will occur.
• Dark, rough or dull pans absorb heat resulting
in a browner, crisper crust. Use this type
for pies.
Pan
placement
For even cooking and proper browning, there
must be enough room for air circulation in the
oven. Baking results will be better if baking
pans are centered as much as possible rather
than being placed to the front or to the back of
the oven.
• Shiny, bright and smooth pans reflect heat,
resulting in a lighter, more delicate browning.
Cakes and cookies require this type of pan
or sheet.
• Glass baking dishes also absorb heat. When
baking in glass baking dishes, the temperature
may need to be reduced by 25°F.
If you need to use two shelves, stagger the pans
so one is not directly above the other. Check
food on both shelves at the minimum time.
Sometimes one shelf may cook slightly faster
than the other, depending on the food.
Pans should not touch each other or the walls
of the oven. Allow 1- to 11⁄2-inch space between
pans as well as from the back of the oven, the
door and the sides.
Preheating
Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it. To
preheat, set the oven at the correct
temperature—selecting a higher temperature
does not shorten preheat time.
Aluminum
foil
Aluminum foil may be used to catch a spillover.
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Never entirely cover a shelf with aluminum foil.
This will disturb the heat circulation and result
in poor baking. A smaller sheet of foil may be
used to catch a spillover by placing it on a lower
shelf several inches below the food.
Preheat for about 15 minutes. Preheating is
necessary for good results when baking cakes,
cookies, pastry and breads.
What is
convection
cooking?
In a convection oven, a fan circulates the heated
air evenly, over and around the food. This
circulating hot air is evenly distributed
throughout the oven cavity. As a result, foods
are evenly cooked and browned—often in less
time with convection heat. Preheating is not
necessary with foods having a bake time of over
15 minutes.
• Food is heated faster in a convection oven.
When using the convection feature, many
types of food can be cooked at lower
temperatures than those suggested for
regular ovens.
• Good for large quantities of baked foods.
• Good results with cookies, biscuits, brownies,
cream puffs, sweet rolls, angel food cake, layer
cake and bread.
• Ideal for baked foods cooked on two or three
shelves. Because heated air is circulated evenly
throughout the oven, foods can be baked with
excellent results on two or three shelves at a
time. Multi-shelf baking may increase cook
times slightly for some foods but the overall
result is time saved. Multi-shelf baking
provides very good results with cookies,
biscuits and other quickbreads.
• Recipe books often give times and
temperatures for cooking in regular ovens.
Convection ovens make it possible to reduce
the temperature by 25–50°F.
• Check foods for doneness at the minimum
suggested cooking time.
• Some package instructions for frozen
casseroles or main dishes have been developed
using commercial convection ovens. For best
results in this oven, preheat the oven and use
the temperature on the package.
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Using the Oven
Stainless Steel Gas Range
How to set
the oven for
convection
baking
1 Push in the CONV BAKE button.
2 Push in and turn the OVEN control knob to
the desired temperature.
• The HEATING light turns on. Once the
HEATING light initially cycles off, the oven
is preheated.
3 Check the food for doneness at the minimum
time on the recipe. Cook longer if necessary.
4 Turn the OVEN control knob to the OFF
position and push the CONV BAKE button
when convection baking is finished.
Convection
cookware
Before using your convection oven, check to
see if your cookware leaves room for air
circulation in the oven. If you are baking with
several pans, leave space between them. Also,
be sure the pans do not touch each other or
the walls of the oven. Use the pan size
recommended in the recipe.
When baking cookies, you will get the best
results if you use a flat cookie sheet instead of a
pan with low sides.
For recipes like oven-baked chicken, you
should use a pan with low sides. Hot air cannot
circulate well around food in a pan with high
sides.
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Metal and Glass
Any type of cookware will work in your
convection oven. However, metal pans heat
the fastest and are recommended for
convection baking.
• Darkened or matte-finished pans will bake
faster than shiny pans.
• Glass or ceramic pans cook more slowly.
Paper and Plastic
Heat-resistant paper and plastic containers that
are recommended for use in regular ovens can
be used in convection ovens. Plastic cookware
that is heat-resistant to temperatures of 400°F.
can also be used.
How to set
the oven
for broiling
1 If the meat has fat or gristle around the edge,
cut vertical slashes through both about 2
inches apart. If desired, the fat may be
trimmed, leaving a layer about 1/8 inch
thick.
2 Place the meat or fish on a broiler grid in a
broiler pan. Always use the grid so that any
fat will drip into the broiler pan; otherwise
the juices may become hot enough to catch
on fire.
3 Position the broiler pan and grid on a shelf
on the recommended shelf position as
suggested in the Broiling Guide.
4 Close the oven door.
5 Push in and turn the OVEN control knob to
the BROIL position.
6 When broiling is finished, turn the OVEN
control knob to the OFF position.
NOTE:
• The broiler does not need to be preheated for
most broiling. However, foods that cook
quickly, such as thin strips of meat or fish may
require a short preheating period of 5 to 8
minutes to allow the food surface to brown in
the same time the food takes to be cooked
throughout.
• Turn the food only once during broiling.
Time the foods for the first side according to
the Broiling Guide.
• Defrost the food before starting to broil.
• Do not use the convection fan during
broiling.
• When top browning use metal or glassceramic bakeware. Do not use heat-proof
glass or pottery as this type of glassware
cannot withstand the intense heat of the
broiler burner.
• You cannot use the broiler burner and the
bake burner at the same time. When one is
on, the other cannot be turned on.
• Broiling should always be done with the oven
door closed.
Aluminum
foil
You can use aluminum foil to line your broiler
pan and broiler grid. However, you must mold
the foil tightly to the grid and cut slits in it just
like the grid.
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Using the Oven
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Broiling
guide
Suggested shelf positions and cooking times are intended as general guidelines only. Experiment
with these settings for specific foods and your personal preference. See the shelf positions section.
Shelf
Position
C
1st Side
Minutes
3–5
2nd Side
Minutes
3–5
2 lbs. (8 patties)
1/2 to 3/4²
thick
B
10–13
7–10
Space evenly. Up to 8
patties take about the
same time.
1² thick
(1 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
B
B
B
7
8–10
20–25
7
6–9
15
Steaks less than 1² thick
cook through before
browning. Pan frying is
recommended.
Rare
Medium
Well Done
11⁄2² thick
(2 to 21⁄2 lbs.)
B
B
A
10
15
25
7–8
14–16
20–25
Slash fat.
Chicken
1 whole
(2 to 21⁄2 lbs.),
split lengthwise
A
30–35
25–30
Reduce time about 5 to
10 minutes per side for
cut-up chicken. Brush
each side with melted
butter. Broil skin-sidedown first.
B or C
B or C
B or C
11⁄2–2
11⁄2–2
4–6
1/2
1/2
Start off using B then
switch to C if faster
toasting is needed. Space
evenly. Place English
muffins cut-side-up.
Food
Bacon
Ground Beef
Well Done
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Bakery Products
Bread (Toast)
Toaster Pastries
English Muffins
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Quantity/
Thickness
1/2 lb. (about
8 thin slices)
2 to 4 slices
1 pkg. (2)
2 (split)
Comments
Arrange in single layer.
Lobster Tails
2–4
(6 to 8 oz. each)
B
14–18
Do not
turn over.
Cut through back of
shell. Spread open.
Brush with melted butter
before broiling and after
half of broiling time.
Fish
1-lb. fillets 1/4
to 1/2² thick
B
8–10
5–10
Handle and turn very
carefully. Brush with
lemon butter before
and during cooking, if
desired. Preheat broiler
to increase browning.
Ham Slices
(precooked)
1² thick
B
9
8–10
Increase time 5 to 10
minutes per side for 11⁄2²
thick or home cured.
Pork Chops
Well Done
2 (1/2² thick)
2 (1² thick),
about 1 lb.
B
B
15
15–20
10–15
15–18
Slash fat.
Lamb Chops
Medium
Well Done
2 (1² thick),
10 to 12 oz.
B
B
8–10
12–15
4–7
8–10
Slash fat.
Medium
Well Done
2 (11⁄2² thick),
about 1 lb.
B
B
10–13
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10–12
12–14
Wieners,
Sausages,
Bratwurst
1-lb. pkg. (10)
B
6–8
1–4
If desired, split in half
lengthwise; cut into 5
to 6² pieces.
Care and Cleaning
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Control
panel and
knobs
Clean up spatters with a damp cloth. Remove
heavier soil with warm, soapy water.
Do not use abrasives of any kind on the control
panel.
The control knobs may be removed for easier
cleaning. To remove a knob, pull it straight off
the stem. Wash the knobs in soap and water but
do not soak.
Oven
shelves
Clean the shelves with an abrasive cleanser or
steel wool. After cleaning, rinse the shelves
with clean water and dry with a clean cloth.
Drip tray
Located beneath the cooktop is a drip tray. The
drip tray is made of stainless steel and is on
rollers so it is easy to remove and replace.
To remove the drip tray, pull it forward. If
something has spilled into the tray it should be
cleaned up as soon as possible to prevent
“baked on” food soil.
Do not allow the grease to accumulate in the
drip tray as it can be a fire hazard. Clean the
drip tray as soon as it is cool. Clean with hot
soapy water.
Stainless
steel
Do not use a steel wool pad; it will scratch the
surface.
Clean with hot soapy water. Rinse and dry.
If food soil remains, try a general kitchen
cleaner, such as Fantastik®, Simple Green® or
Formula 409®
.
For hard to clean soil use a standard stainless
steel cleaner such as Bon-Ami®
, Cameo® or Bar
Keepers Friend®. Soils can also be soaked
several hours with wet towels. Apply cleaner
with a damp sponge, rinse thoroughly and dry.
Always scrub lightly in the direction of the
grain.
After cleaning, use a stainless steel polish such
as Stainless Steel Magic®.
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Care and Cleaning
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Oven lights
NOTE: The glass cover should be removed only
when cold. Wearing latex gloves may offer a
better grip.
The lights are located on the back of the oven.
Before replacing the bulb, disconnect electrical
power to the range at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel.
Socket
Bulb
31⁄2² Max. length
Let the bulb cool completely before removing
it. For your safety, do not touch a hot bulb with
a damp cloth. If you do, the bulb will break.
To remove:
Turn to remove the cover, then remove the bulb.
Glass cover
To replace:
Put in a new 40-watt appliance bulb. A 40-watt
appliance bulb is smaller than a standard
40-watt household bulb.
Install and tighten the cover.
Reconnect electrical power to the range.
Broiler pan
and grid
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the
oven. Remove the grid from the pan. Carefully
pour out the grease from the pan into a proper
container. Wash and rinse the broiler pan and
grid in hot water with a soap-filled or plastic
scouring pad.
If food has burned on, sprinkle the grid with
detergent while hot and cover with wet paper
towels or a dishcloth. Soaking the pan will
remove burned-on foods.
The broiler pan may be cleaned with a
commercial oven cleaner. The grid is chrome;
do not use an oven cleaner to clean it.
Both the broiler pan and grid can also be
cleaned in the dishwasher.
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Do not store a soiled broiler pan and grid anywhere
in the range.
Burner
assembly
The burner assemblies should be washed
regularly and, of course, after spillovers.
Turn all the controls to OFF before removing
the burner parts.
The electrode of the spark ignitor is exposed
beyond the top of the burner. When cleaning
the burner tray, be careful not to snag the
electrode of the spark ignitor with your cleaning
cloth. Do not hit the spark ignitor. Be careful not
to turn on any surface controls while cleaning
the burner tray. A slight electrical shock might
result which could cause you to knock over hot
cookware.
The burner grates and burner caps can be lifted
off, making them easy to clean. Removing them
gives you access to the burner bases.
Ignitor
Simmer
cap
Outer cap/
burner ports
Burner base
CAUTION:
Do not operate the burner without all burner parts in place.
To avoid snagging cloth on the spark ignitors,
leave burner caps in place when cleaning
burner tray.
The burners have been designed in two pieces
for ease of cleaning. When the burner grate and
the burner are cool, remove the grate. The
burner caps can easily be lifted off. Wash these
parts in hot soapy water, rinse and dry
thoroughly.
A bristle brush can be used to clean out the
burner ports, if necessary.
The burner grates are porcelain enamel. When
cool they may be wiped clean using hot soapy
water, then rinsed and wiped dry. When lifting
the burner grates be careful as they are heavy.
Place them on a protected surface, so they won’t
scratch the surface of the cooktop.
After cleaning, it is important to make sure the
indention on the bottom side of the outer
cap/burner port is properly aligned with the
corresponding notch in the burner base.
Incorrect alignment will produce a potentially
dangerous flame and poor burner
performance.
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Care and Cleaning
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Oven
shelf slide
assembly
To remove the slide assemblies:
1 Loosen the retaining screws on both sides of
the oven.
Lift up and off
U-Shaped
bracket
2 Lift up slightly and pull the entire assembly
out. Set aside.
Retaining
screw
To replace the slide assemblies:
1 Guide the rear of the shelf slide assembly into
the bottom rear bracket.
2 Guide the top rear of the shelf slide assembly
into the top “U”-shaped bracket.
3 Lift up the push rod so that it rests on the
ledge of the side support of the assembly.
Bottom
bracket
Push
rod
Push up here
4 Reattach the assembly securely to the oven
with the retaining screw. Repeat for the other
side of the oven.
Pull the entire assembly out.
Porcelain
interior
With proper care, the porcelain enamel finish
on the inside of the oven—top, bottom, sides,
back and inside of the door—will stay newlooking for years.
Let the range cool before cleaning. We
recommend that you wear rubber gloves when
cleaning the range.
Soap and water will normally do the job. Heavy
spattering or spillovers may require cleaning
with a mild abrasive cleaner. Soapy, wet metal
pads may also be used. Do not allow food spills
with a high sugar or acid content (such as
tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling)
to remain on the surface. They may cause a
dull spot even after cleaning.
Household ammonia may make the cleaning
job easier. Place 1/2 cup in a shallow glass or
pottery container in a cold oven overnight.
The ammonia fumes will help loosen the
burned-on grease and food.
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If necessary, you may use an oven cleaner.
Follow the package directions.
Cautions about using spray-on oven cleaners:
• Do not allow a film from the cleaner to build
up on the temperature sensor—it could cause
the oven to heat improperly. (The sensor is
located at the top of the oven.) Carefully wipe
the sensor clean after each oven cleaning,
being careful not to move the sensor as a
change in its position could affect how the
oven bakes.
• Do not spray any oven cleaner on the oven
door, handles or any exterior surface of the
oven, cabinets or painted surfaces.
The cleaner can damage these surfaces.
The Problem Solver
Stainless Steel Gas Range
Questions?
Use this
problem
solver!
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SURFACE BURNERS
DO NOT LIGHT
• Burners assembled incorrectly after cleaning. Make sure the burner
assembly is put together correctly.
• Clean the ignitor.
• Inspect the manual cut-off valve to insure that it is not closed.
• Make sure the electrical plug is plugged into a live power outlet.
• Check for a power outage.
SURFACE BURNER
FLAMES VERY
LARGE OR YELLOW
• Improper LP gas connection. See the Installation Instructions.
TICKING SOUND OF
SPARK IGNITOR
AFTER SURFACE
BURNER LIGHTS
• The spark ignitor is not deactivated. Turn the burner OFF and
relight. Some ticking is normal. If ticking is excessive call for service.
OVEN LIGHT
DOES NOT WORK
• The light bulb is loose or defective. Tighten or replace the bulb.
FOOD DOES NOT
BAKE OR ROAST
PROPERLY
• The oven controls are improperly set. See the “How to set your oven
for baking or roasting” section.
• The button operating light is broken. Call for service.
• Incorrect cookware or cookware of improper size being used.
See the “How to set your oven for baking or roasting” section.
• Use a foil tent to slow down browning during roasting.
FOOD DOES NOT
BROIL PROPERLY
• The oven control is not set at BROIL.
• Broiling should always be done with the oven door closed.
• Improper shelf position being used. See the Broiling Guide.
• Food is being cooked in a hot pan.
• Cookware is not suited for broiling. Use the broiling pan and grid
that came with your range.
• Aluminum foil used on the broiling pan and grid has not been fitted
properly and slit as recommended.
OVEN WILL NOT
WORK
• Plug on the range is not completely inserted in the electrical outlet.
• A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.
• The oven control is not properly set.
“BURNING” OR
“OILY” ODOR
EMITTING FROM
OVEN WHEN
TURNED ON
• This is normal in a new oven and will disappear in time.
STRONG ODOR
• Improper air/gas ratio. Adjust the oven burner or surface burner air
shutters.
• An odor from the insulation around the inside of the oven is normal
for the first few times the oven is used. This is temporary.
If you need more help…call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
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Notes
Stainless Steel Gas Range
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Dear Customer:
Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your confidence in us. We are proud to
have you as a customer!
Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:
1 2 3
Complete and mail
your Consumer
Product Ownership
Registration today.
Have the peace of mind
of knowing we can
contact you in the
unlikely event of a
safety modification.
Read your “Use and Care
Guide” carefully. It will
help you operate your new
appliance properly. If you
have questions, or need
more information call
the GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000.
After completing this
registration, write your
model and serial numbers
in this guide. You will
need this information
should you require
service. Our service
number is 800-444-1845.
Important: To ensure that your product is registered, fold and mail this form. No envelope is needed.
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Louisville, KY 40225
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Consumer Services
With the purchase of your new Monogram appliance, receive the
assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE,
we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll- free!
GE Answer
Center®
800.626.2000
In-Home Repair
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For Customers
With Special
Needs…
Whatever your question about any Monogram major appliance, GE Answer Center®
information service is available to help. Your call—and your question—will be answered
promptly and courteously. And you can call any time. GE Answer Center® service is open
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A GE consumer service professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time
that’s convenient for you. Many GE Consumer Service company-operated locations offer
you service today or tomorrow, or at your convenience (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays,
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays). Our factory-trained technicians know your appliance
inside and out—so most repairs can be handled in just one visit.
GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a
barrier-free kitchen for persons with limited mobility.
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User maintenance instructions contained in this guide cover procedures intended to be
performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified service
personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.
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WARRANTY
YOUR MONOGRAM GAS RANGE WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
WHAT IS
COVERED
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original purchase, we will provide, free of charge, parts and service
labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the range that fails because of a
manufacturing defect.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
For five years from the date of original purchase, we will provide, free of charge,
replacement gas surface burners if they fail in normal household use. (The oven burners are
not included.) You pay for the service trip to your home and all service labor charges.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. In
Alaska the warranty is the same except that it is LIMITED because you must pay to ship the
product to the service shop or for the service technician’s travel costs to your home.
All warranty service will be provided by our Factory Service Centers or by our authorized
Customer Care® servicers during normal working hours.
Should your appliance need service, during warranty period or beyond, call 800-444-1845.
WHAT IS NOT
COVERED
• Service trips to your home to teach you how
to use the product.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions about
operating the product, please contact your
dealer or our Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
• Chipping of porcelain enamel grates.
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting of
circuit breakers.
• Damage to the product caused by accident,
fire, floods or acts of God.
• Failure of the product if it is used for other
than its intended purpose or used
commercially.
• Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem, contact
your dealer or installer. You are responsible
for providing adequate electrical, gas,
exhausting and other connecting facilities
as described in the Installation Instructions
provided with the product.
WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs
office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. If further help is needed concerning this warranty,
write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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