GE | JB250GFSA | Owners manual | GE Appliances JB250GFSA User manual

GE Appliances JB250GFSA User manual
Electric Free-Standing, Slide-In and Drop-In
Ranges
GEAppliances.com
For a Spanish version of this
manual, visit our Website at
GEAppliances.com.
Para consultar una version
en español de este manual de
instrucciones, visite nuestro sitio
de internet GEAppliances.com.
In Canada contact us at:
www.GEAppliances.ca
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . .2–6
Operating Instructions
Clock and Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Energy Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11–24
Adjust the Oven Thermostat . . . . .20
Broiling, Broiling Guide . . . . . . . . . . .14
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 12
Convection Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Lower Oven Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Power Outage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Sabbath Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Self-Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 23
Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Steam Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Timed Baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Warming Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Surface Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–10
Owner’s Manual
Quickset III and
Quickset IV Models
Care and Cleaning
Coil Surface Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Control Knobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Drip Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Glass Cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31
Lift-Off Oven Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Lift-Up Cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Oven Heating Elements . . . . . . . . . . .28
Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Removable Lower Oven
Drawer Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Removable Warming
Drawer Pan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Standard-Clean Oven Interior . . . . 26
Storage Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . 33–36
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ________________
Serial # ________________
You can find them on a label
behind the drawer or behind the
lower oven door on the front of
the range frame.
Printed on
Recycled Paper
49-80591-1 05-09 JR
WARNING
Read all safety instructions before using the product. Failure to follow these instructions may result in fire, electric
shock, serious injury or death.
ANTI-TIP DEVICE
To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the range must
be secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket. See
installation instructions shipped with the bracket for complete
details before attempting to install.
Operating
Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Care and Cleaning
For Freestanding Ranges:
To check if the bracket is installed and engaged properly,
remove the storage drawer or kick panel and look underneath
the range to see that the leveling leg is engaged in the
bracket. On models without a storage drawer or kick panel,
carefully tip the range forward. The bracket should stop the
range within 4 inches. If it does not, the bracket must be
reinstalled. If the range is pulled from the wall for any reason,
always repeat this procedure to verify the range is properly
secured by the anti-tip bracket.
Never completely remove the leveling legs or the range will
not be secured to the anti-tip device properly.
For Slide-In Ranges:
To check if the bracket is installed and engaged properly,
remove the storage drawer or kick panel and look
underneath the range to see that the leveling leg is engaged
in the bracket.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
For Drop-In Ranges:
To check if the bracket is installed and engaged properly,
lower the oven door and gently apply medium force at
the handle end until movement of the range is detected.
Continue pressing until the anti-tip bracket is engaged
and movement stops. A small amount of movement is
acceptable at the back of the range top, but it should be
stable and not tip once the anti-tip bracket is engaged.
If it does not, the bracket must be reinstalled.
If you did not receive an anti-tip bracket with your purchase,
call 1.800.626.8774 to receive one at no cost (in Canada, call
1.800.561.3344). For installation instructions of the bracket,
visit GEAppliances.com (in Canada, GEAppliances.ca).
WARNING 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.
The fiberglass insulation in self-clean ovens gives off a very small amount of carbon monoxide during the cleaning
cycle. Exposure can be minimized by venting with an open window or using a ventilation fan or hood.
2
WARNING GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
■ Use this appliance for its intended purpose as
described in this Owner’s Manual.
■ Be sure your appliance is properly installed and
grounded by a qualified installer 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
manual. All other servicing should be referred to
a qualified technician.
■ Before performing any service, unplug the range
or disconnect the 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 climb, sit or stand on any part of the appliance.
CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to
children above a range or on the backguard of a
range—children climbing on the range to reach
items could be seriously injured.
■ Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let pot holders touch hot surface
units or heating elements. Do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth in place of pot holders.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line the drip pans or
anywhere in the oven, except as described in this
manual. Misuse could result in damage to the range
and shock or fire hazard.
■ Avoid scratching or impacting glass doors, cook
tops or control panels. Doing so may lead to glass
breakage. Do not cook on a product with broken
glass. Shock, fire or cuts may occur.
■ Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat to at
least an internal temperature of 160°F and poultry
to at least an internal temperature of 180°F. Cooking
to these temperatures usually protects against
foodborne illness.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Never use your appliance for warming or heating
the room.
■ Do not heat unopened food containers. Pressure
could build up and the container could burst,
causing an injury.
WARNING KEEP FLAMMABLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM
THE RANGE.
■ Never wear loose-fitting or hanging garments while
using the appliance. These garments may ignite if
they contact hot surfaces causing severe burns.
■ Do not let cooking grease or other flammable
materials accumulate in or near the range. Grease
in the oven or on the cooktop may ignite.
■ Clean ventilating hoods frequently. Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter.
3
Consumer Support
■ Do not store or use flammable materials in an oven
or near the cooktop, including paper, plastic, pot
holders, linens, wall coverings, curtains, drapes and
gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids.
Care and Cleaning
■
■ Do not touch the surface units, the heating
elements or the interior surface of the oven.
These surfaces may be hot enough to burn even
though they are dark in color. During and after use,
do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact the surface units, areas nearby
the surface units or any interior area of the oven;
allow sufficient time for cooling first. Other surfaces
of the appliance may become hot enough to cause
burns. Potentially hot surfaces include the cooktop,
areas facing the cooktop, oven vent opening,
surfaces near the opening and crevices around the
oven door.
Operating
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions
Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE, TAKE THE FOLLOWING
STEPS TO PREVENT THE FIRE FROM SPREADING:
■ 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.
■ If there is a fire in the oven during self-clean,
turn the oven off and wait for the fire to go out.
Do not force the door open. Introduction of fresh
air at self-clean temperatures may lead to a burst
of flame from the oven. Failure to follow this
instruction may result in severe burns.
■ If there is a fire in the oven during baking, smother
the fire by closing the oven door and turning the
oven off or by using a multi-purpose dry chemical
or foam-type fire extinguisher.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
WARNING COOKTOP SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
■ Never leave the surface units unattended at
medium or high heat settings. Boilovers cause
smoking and greasy spillovers that may catch
on fire.
■ Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed containers are suitable
for cooktop service; others may break because of
the sudden change in temperature.
■ Never leave oil unattended while frying. If allowed
to heat beyond its smoking point, oil may ignite
resulting in fire that may spread to surrounding
cabinets. Use a deep fat thermometer whenever
possible to monitor oil temperature.
■ To minimize the possibility of burns, ignition of
flammable materials and spillage, the handle of a
container should be turned toward the center of the
range without extending over nearby surface units.
■ To avoid oil spillover and fire, use a minimum
amount of oil when shallow pan-frying and avoid
cooking frozen foods with excessive amounts of ice.
■ Use proper pan size—select cookware having flat
bottoms large enough to cover the surface heating
element. The use of undersized cookware will
expose a portion of the surface unit to direct
contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of cookware to surface unit
will also improve efficiency.
4
■ When preparing flaming foods under a hood, turn
the fan on.
WARNING RADIANT COOKTOP SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(Some models)
■ Use care when touching the cooktop. The glass
surface of the cooktop will retain heat after the
controls have been turned off.
■ Do not cook on a broken cooktop. If glass cooktop
should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may
penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of
electric shock. Contact a qualified technician
immediately.
■ Avoid scratching the glass cooktop. The cooktop
can be scratched with items such as knives, sharp
instruments, rings or other jewelry, and rivets on
clothing.
■ Do not place or store items that can melt or catch
fire on the glass cooktop, even when it is not being
used. If the cooktop is inadvertently turned on, they
may ignite. Heat from the cooktop or oven vent
after it is turned off may cause them to ignite also.
■ Use CERAMA BRYTE® ceramic Cooktop Cleaner and
CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Pad to clean the cooktop.
Wait until the cooktop cools and the indicator light
goes out before cleaning. A wet sponge or cloth
on a hot surface can cause steam burns. Some
cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to
a hot surface. Note: Sugar spills are an exception.
They should be scraped off while still hot using an
oven mitt and a scraper. See the Cleaning the glass
cooktop section for detailed instructions.
■ Read and follow all instructions and warnings on
the cleaning cream label.
(Some models)
■ Do not immerse or soak the removable surface
units. Do not put them in a dishwasher. Do not selfclean the surface units in an oven. Doing so may
cause them to fail presenting a burn or fire hazard.
■ Be sure the drip pans are not covered and are in
place. Their absence during cooking could damage
range parts and wiring.
WARNING OVEN SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
■ 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.
■ Keep the oven vent unobstructed.
■ Place oven racks in desired location while oven
is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot,
do not let pot holder contact hot heating element
in oven.
■ Do not leave items such as paper, cooking utensils
or food in the oven when not in use. Items stored in
an oven can ignite.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line the oven bottom.
Foil may trap or reflect heat leading to a shock or
fire hazard.
■ When using cooking or roasting bags in the oven,
follow the manufacturer’s directions.
5
Consumer Support
■ Keep the oven free from grease buildup. Grease
in the oven may ignite.
■ Pull the oven rack to the stop-lock position when
loading and unloading food from the oven. This
helps prevent burns from touching hot surfaces
of the door and oven walls.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ To avoid the possibility of a burn or electric shock,
always be certain that the controls for all surface
units are at the OFF position and all coils are cool
before attempting to lift or remove a coil surface unit.
Care and Cleaning
WARNING COIL COOKTOP SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Operating
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions
Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING SELF-CLEANING OVEN SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(Some models)
The self-cleaning feature operates the oven at temperatures high enough to burn away food soils in the
oven. Follow these instructions for safe operation.
■ Before operating the self-clean cycle, remove pans,
shiny metal oven racks and other utensils from the
oven. Only gray porcelain-coated oven racks may
be left in the oven. Do not use self-clean to clean
other parts, such as drip pans or bowls.
■ Before operating the self-clean cycle, wipe grease
and food soils from the oven. Excessive amount of
grease may ignite leading to smoke damage to
your home.
■ If the self-cleaning mode malfunctions, turn the
oven off and disconnect the power supply. Have it
serviced by a qualified technician.
■ 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.
■ Do not use oven cleaners. No commercial oven
cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind
should be used in or around any part of the oven.
WARNING WARMING DRAWER/LOWER OVEN DRAWER
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (Some models)
■ The purpose of the warming drawer is to hold hot
cooked foods at serving temperature. Bacteria will
grow in food while it is below 140°F. Do not put cold
food in warming drawer. Do not heat food for more
than 2 hours. Failure to follow these instructions
may result in foodborne illness.
■ Do not leave paper products, plastics, canned food
or combustible materials in the drawer. They may
ignite.
■ Do not touch the heating element or the interior
surface of the drawer. These surfaces may be hot
enough to cause burns.
6
■ Use care when opening the drawer. Open the
drawer a crack and let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing food. Hot air or
steam that escapes can cause burns to hands,
face and/or eyes.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line the warming
drawer. Foil is an excellent heat insulator and
will trap heat beneath it. This will upset the
performance of the drawer and potentially
cause a fire hazard.
GEAppliances.com
FIRE HAZARD: Never leave the range unattended with the cooktop on medium
or high settings. Keep flammable items away from the cooktop. Turn off all
controls when done cooking. Failure to follow these instructions can result in
fire, serious injury or death.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
WARNING
How to Set
Push the knob in and turn in either
direction to the setting you want.
For glass cooktop surfaces:
A HOT COOKTOP indicator light will glow
when any radiant element is turned on,
and will remain on until the surface is
cooled to approximately 150°F.
At both OFF and HI the control clicks into
position. You may hear slight clicking
sounds during cooking, indicating the
control is maintaining your desired setting.
Be sure you turn the control knob to OFF
when you finish cooking.
Indicator light will:
■ come on when the unit is turned on or
hot to the touch.
■ stay on even after the unit is turned off.
Care and Cleaning
■ glow until the unit is cooled to
approximately 150°F.
The WM (warm) setting (on some models)
on the right REAR surface unit keeps
already heated food warm until ready to
serve.
For coil cooktop surfaces:
A surface unit ON indicator light will glow
when any surface unit is on.
Dual and Triple Surface Units
and Control Knobs (on some models)
BURNER
SIZE
9"
6"
On some models.
12"
OFF
Troubleshooting Tips
The surface unit has 2 or 3 cooking sizes
to select from so you can match the size
of the unit to the size of the cookware you
are using.
Operating
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions
Instructions
Using the surface units. (on some models)
Models with a Tri-Ring surface element
only.
7
Consumer Support
On some models.
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Using the surface units.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
Temperature Limiter on Radiant Glass Cooktops
Models with a bridge burner only.
Every radiant surface unit has a
temperature limiter.
The temperature limiter may cycle the
units off for a time if:
The temperature limiter protects the glass
cooktop from getting too hot.
■ the pan boils dry.
■ the pan bottom is not flat.
■ the pan is off-center.
■ there is no pan on the unit.
Using the Bridge Burner (on some models)
To use the bridge burner, turn the left-front
control knob to the BRIDGE BURNER
settings.
To use only the front surface unit, turn
the control knob to the FRONT BURNER
settings.
Warming Zone
Consumer Support
Using the Warming Zone
WARNING
FOOD POISON HAZARD: Bacteria may grow
in food at temperatures below 140°F.
■ Always start with hot food. Do not use
warm setting to heat cold food.
■ Do not use warm setting for more than
2 hours.
Failure to follow these instructions may
result in foodborne illness.
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
For full bridge surface unit operation, also
turn on the left-rear surface unit.
The WARMING ZONE, located in the back
center of the glass surface, will keep hot,
cooked food at serving temperature.
Always start with hot food. Do not use to
heat cold food. Placing uncooked or cold
food on the WARMING ZONE could result
in foodborne illness.
Push and turn the control knob to any
desired setting.
8
For best results, all foods on the WARMING
ZONE should be covered with a lid or
aluminum foil. When warming pastries
or breads, the cover should be vented
to allow moisture to escape.
Use the lowest setting for breads
and pastries. Use a medium setting for
vegetables, sauces, stews, cream soups,
butter and chocolate. Use the highest
setting for soups (liquid) and hot beverages.
These initial suggested settings are for
reference only. The temperature, type and
amount of food, type of pan, and the time
held will affect the quality of the food.
Always use pot holders or oven mitts when
removing food from the WARMING ZONE,
since cookware and plates will be hot.
NOTE: The surface warmer will not glow red
like the cooking elements.
The following information will help you choose cookware which will give good performance on glass cooktops.
Home Canning Tips
Be sure the canner is centered over
the surface unit.
Make sure the canner is flat on the bottom.
To prevent burns from steam or heat,
use caution when canning.
Use recipes and procedures from
reputable sources. These are available
from manufacturers such as Ball® and
Kerr® and the Department of Agriculture
Extension Service.
For Models With a Radiant Glass Cooktop
Always place the pan in the center of
the surface unit you are cooking on.
Care and Cleaning
Never cook directly on the glass.
Always use cookware.
Do not slide cookware across the cooktop because
it can scratch the glass—the glass is scratch-resistant,
not scratchproof.
■ Water stains (mineral deposits) are
removable using the cleaning cream or
full-strength white vinegar.
■ Use of window cleaner may leave an
iridescent film on the cooktop. The
cleaning cream will remove this
discoloration.
■ Don’t store heavy items above the
cooktop. If they drop onto the cooktop,
they can cause damage.
■ Do not use the surface as a cutting
board.
Troubleshooting Tips
The radiant cooktop features heating units
beneath a smooth glass surface.
NOTE: A slight odor is normal when
a new cooktop is used for the first time.
It is caused by the heating of new parts
and insulating materials and will disappear
in a short time.
NOTE: On models with light-colored glass
cooktops, it is normal for the cooking zones
to change color when hot or cooling down.
This is temporary and will disappear as the
glass cools to room temperature.
The surface unit will cycle on and off to
maintain your selected control setting.
It is safe to place hot cookware on the
glass surface even when the cooktop
is cool.
Even after the surface units are turned off,
the glass cooktop retains enough heat to
continue cooking. To avoid overcooking,
remove pans from the surface units when
the food is cooked. Avoid placing anything
on the surface unit until it has cooled
completely.
Operating
Instructions
Flat-bottomed canners are recommended.
Use of water bath canners with rippled
bottoms may extend the time required
to bring the water to a boil.
Safety Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Consumer Support
9
Safety Instructions
The following information will help you choose cookware which will give good performance on glass cooktops.
Check pans for flat bottoms by using
a straight edge.
Stainless Steel:
Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron:
recommended
recommended if bottom of pan is coated
Aluminum:
Porcelain Enamel on Steel:
heavy weight recommended
Good conductivity. Aluminum residues
sometimes appear as scratches on the
cooktop but can be removed if cleaned
immediately. Because of its low melting
point, thin weight aluminum should not
be used.
not recommended
Heating empty pans can cause permanent
damage to cooktop glass. The enamel can
melt and bond to the ceramic cooktop.
Copper Bottom:
recommended
Copper may leave residues which can
appear as scratches. The residues can
be removed, as long as the cooktop is
cleaned immediately. However, do not let
these pots boil dry. Overheated metal can
bond to glass cooktops. An overheated
copper bottom pot will leave a residue
that will permanently stain the cooktop
if not removed immediately.
Care and Cleaning
Operating
Instructions
Selecting types of cookware for radiant glass cooktop models.
Glass-ceramic:
not recommended
Poor performance. Will scratch the surface.
Stoneware:
not recommended
Poor performance. May scratch the
surface.
Cast Iron:
not recommended—unless designed
specifically for glass cooktops
Poor conductivity and slow to absorb heat.
Will scratch the cooktop surface.
Troubleshooting Tips
Pans with rounded, curved, ridged or
warped bottoms are not recommended.
NOTE: Follow all cookware manufacturer’s recommendations when using any type of
cookware on the ceramic cooktop.
For Best Results
■ Place only dry pans on the surface
elements. Do not place lids on the
surface elements, particularly wet lids.
Consumer Support
Do not place wet pans
on the glass cooktop.
Do not use woks with support
rings on the glass cooktop.
10
Use flat-bottomed woks
on the glass cooktop.
■ Do not use woks that have support
rings. This type of wok will not heat
on glass surface elements.
■ We recommend that you use only a
flat-bottomed wok. They are available
at your local retail store. The bottom
of the wok should have the same
diameter as the surface element
to ensure proper contact.
■ Some special cooking procedures
require specific cookware such as
pressure cookers or deep-fat fryers.
All cookware must have flat bottoms
and be the correct size.
GEAppliances.com
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
Bake/Temp Recall Pad
Bake
Temp Recall
Touch this pad to select the bake function.
Clock Pad
Clock
To set the clock, press this pad
twice and then press the + and –
pads. The time of day will flash in
the display when the oven is first
turned on.
Start
Time
Use along with the Cooking Time
or Self Clean pads to set the oven
to start and stop automatically
at a time you set.
Bake Light
Flashes while in edit mode—you can change the oven
temperature at this point. Glows when the oven is in
bake mode.
Start/On Pad
Start Time Pad
Display
Shows the time of day, oven temperature
and the times set for the timer or automatic
oven operations. The display will show PrE while
preheating. When the oven reaches the selected
temperature, the oven control will beep and the
display will show the oven temperature.
If your oven was set for a timed oven operation
and a power outage occurred, the clock and all
programmed functions must be reset.
The time of day will flash in the display when there
has been a power outage. Reset the clock.
Cooking Time Pad
Cooking
Time
Cooking Time Light
Flashes while in edit mode—you can change the set
time at this point. Glows when the function has been
activated. Flashes again when the time has run out
until the control is reset.
Automatic Oven Light
This lights anytime
the oven has been
programmed using the
Cooking Time or Start
Time functions.
Touch the Clear/Off pad. Allow the oven to cool
for one hour. Put the oven back into operation. If the
function error code repeats, disconnect the power
to the range and call for service.
Display On/Off
To save energy, you can turn off the time of day
clock and the display when the range is not in use.
Touch and hold the + and – pads at the same time
to enable or disable this feature. This will turn the
display on or off. NOTE: The display will remain off
after a power outage.
On/Off
Touch this pad to select the timer feature.
Then press + and – pads to adjust time.
Timer Light
Flashes while in edit mode—you can change the set
time at this point. Glows when the timer has been
activated. Flashes again when the time has run out
until the control is reset.
Oven
Light
On/Off
Oven Light On/Off Pad
Touch this pad to turn the oven light
on or off.
– Pad
Short taps to this pad will decrease
the time or temperature by small
amounts. Touch and hold the
pad to decrease the time or
temperature by larger amounts.
+ Pad
Short taps to this pad will increase
the time or temperature by small
amounts. Touch and hold the pad
to increase the time or temperature
by larger amounts.
11
Consumer Support
Kitchen
Timer
Kitchen Timer On/Off
or Timer On/Off Pad
Touch this pad and then touch the
+ or – pads to set the amount of
time you want your food to cook.
The oven will shut off when the
cooking time has run out.
Troubleshooting Tips
If the function error code appears during the selfcleaning cycle, check the oven door latch. The latch
handle may have been moved, even if only slightly,
from the latched position. Make sure the latch is
moved to the right as far as it will go.
Flashes while in edit mode—you can change the start
time at this point. Glows when the function has been
activated.
Care and Cleaning
If “F–” and a number or letter flash in the display
and the oven control signals, this indicates a function
error code.
Start Time Light
Operating
Instructions
Must be touched to start any cooking or cleaning
function.
Safety Instructions
Using the oven control, clock
and timer features and settings.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
Self
Clean
Self Clean Pad
Touch this pad to select the self-cleaning function.
See the Using the self-cleaning oven section.
Self Clean Light
Flashes while in edit mode—you can change the
length of time for the self-clean cycle at this point.
Glows when the oven is in the self-clean cycle. After
the self-clean cycle, the light will turn off. Unlatch
the door.
Operating
Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the oven control, clock
and timer features and settings.
Indicator Lights
EDIT mode lasts several seconds after the last pad
press. Start Time On/Off and Cooking Time On/Off
will be the only pads lit if either of these options
is selected. (Example: Start Time is selected with
Bake—the Start Time pad will remain lit until the
clock reaches the programmed time, at which point
it will turn off and the Bake/Temp Recall pad light
will light up.)
Convection Bake/Temp Recall
Touch this pad to select baking with the convection
function.
Steam Clean
Touch this pad for easier cleaning, light soiling
of the oven cavity or door.
Care and Cleaning
Clear/Off Pad
Touch this pad to cancel ALL oven operations
except the clock and timer.
Broil Hi/Lo Pad
Touch this pad to select the broil function.
Broil
Hi/Lo
Broil Light
Flashes while in edit mode—you can switch from
Hi to Lo Broil at this point. Glows when the oven
is in broil mode.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Power Outage
If a flashing time is in the display, you have
experienced a power failure. Reset the clock.
To reset the clock, touch the Clock pad. Enter the
correct time of day by touching the + or – pads.
Touch the Start/On pad.
Using the oven.
To avoid possible burns, place the racks in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
Before you begin…
The racks have stop-locks, so that when placed
correctly on the rack supports, they will stop
before coming completely out and will not tilt.
When placing and removing cookware, pull
the rack out to the bump on the rack support.
To remove a rack, pull it toward you, tilt the
front end up and pull it out.
To replace, place the end of the rack
(stop-locks) on the support, tilt up the front
and push the rack in.
Number of rack positions vary by model.
12
CAUTION
When you are using the rack in the lowest
position (A), you will need to use caution when
pulling the rack out. We recommend that you
pull the rack out several inches and then, using
two pot holders, pull the rack out by holding
the sides of it. The rack is low and you could be
burned if you place your hand in the middle of
the rack and pull all the way out. Be very careful
not to burn your hand on the door when using
the rack in the lowest position (A).
GEAppliances.com
To avoid possible burns, place the racks in the desired position before you turn on the oven.
Preheating and Pan Placement
Do not place foods or baking stone
directly on the oven floor.
Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it.
Preheating is necessary for good results when
baking cakes, cookies, pastries and breads.
The display will show “PrE” while preheating.
When the oven reaches the selected temperature,
the oven control will beep and the display will
show the oven temperature.
Touch the Bake pad.
Aluminum Foil
Do not use aluminum foil on the bottom of the oven.
Never entirely cover a rack 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 rack several
inches below the food.
Most recipes for baking have been developed using high-fat products such as butter or margarine (80% fat). If you decrease
the fat, the recipe may not give the same results as with a higher-fat product.
Recipe failure can result if cakes, pies, pastries, cookies or candies are made with low-fat spreads. The lower the fat content of
a spread product, the more noticeable these differences become.
Federal standards require products labeled “margarine” to contain at least 80% fat by weight. Low-fat spreads, on the other hand,
contain less fat and more water. The high moisture content of these spreads affects the texture and flavor of baked goods. For
13
best results with your old favorite recipes, use margarine, butter or stick spreads containing at least 70% vegetable oil.
Consumer Support
The type of margarine will affect baking performance!
Troubleshooting Tips
Touch the + or – pads until the desired
temperature is displayed.
Touch the Start/On pad.
The oven will start automatically. The display
will show PrE while preheating. When the oven
reaches the selected temperature, the oven
control will beep several times and the display
will show the oven temperature.
To change the oven temperature during BAKE
cycle, touch the Bake pad and then the + or –
pads to get the new temperature.
Check food for doneness at minimum time
on recipe. Cook longer if necessary.
Touch the Clear/Off pad when baking is
finished and then remove the food from
the oven.
Care and Cleaning
How to Set the Oven for Baking
Operating
Instructions
If baking four cake layers at the
same time, place two layers on
rack C and two layers on rack E.
Stagger pans on the rack so one
is not directly above the other.
Baking results will be better if the food is
centered in the oven as much as possible.
Angel Food cake is the exception and should
be placed on the bottom oven rack (position A).
Follow package direction on prepackaged and
frozen foods for pan placement. Pans should
not touch each other or the walls of the oven.
If you need to use two racks, stagger the pans
so one is not directly above the other. Leave
approximately 11⁄ 2″ between pans and from
the front, back and sides of oven wall.
Safety Instructions
Using the oven.
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
Using the oven.
Door Positioning During Broiling:
How to Set the Oven for Broiling
For models JSS28 and JDS28:
Use Lo Broil to cook foods such as poultry
or thick cuts of meat thoroughly without
overbrowning them.
Place the food on a broiler grid
in a broiler pan designed for broiling.
Follow suggested rack positions
in the Broiling Guide.
Touch the Broil Hi/Lo pad once
for Hi Broil.
To change to Lo Broil, touch the Broil
Hi/Lo pad again.
Touch the Start pad.
For all other models:
When broiling is finished, touch
the Clear/Off pad.
Leave the door open to the broil stop
position. The door stays open by itself,
yet the proper temperature is maintained
in the oven.
Broiling Guide
The size, weight, thickness,
starting temperature
and your preference
of doneness will affect
broiling times. This guide
is based on meats at
refrigerator temperature.
† The U.S. Department of
Agriculture says “Rare beef is
popular, but you should know
that cooking it to only 140°F
means some food poisoning
organisms may survive.” (Source:
Safe Food Book. Your Kitchen
Guide. USDA Rev. June 1985.)
Preheat the broiler for 2 minutes to improve performance.
Type or
Thickness
Rack Position*
Rare (140°F)
Steaks –
1″ thick
E or F (food should be 1″
to 3″ from broil element)
Medium (160°F)
Steaks –
3/4″ to 1″ thick
E (food should be 3″
to 4″ from broil element)
Food
Doneness
Beef
Well Done (170°F)
Chicken
Consumer Support
Fish Fillets
Pork Chops
Well Done (170°F)
Steaks –
D or E (food should be 3″
3/4″ to 1″ thick
to 5″ from broil element)
or Ground Beef Patties
Comments
Steaks less than 1″ thick
are difficult to cook
rare. They cook through
before browning.
To prevent curling of
meat, slash fat at 1″
intervals.
Breast, boneless
C (food should be 8″
to 9″ from broil element)
Broil skin-side-down
first.
Breast, bone-in
C (food should be 7″
to 8″ from broil element)
1/2″ to 1″ thick
D or E (food should be 3″
to 6″ from broil element)
Handle and turn very
carefully.
3/4″ thick
D (food should be 6″
to 7″ from broil element)
To prevent curling of
meat, slash fat at 1″
intervals.
*Use rack position A for the smaller 2-rack position oven.
If your range is connected to 208 volts, rare steaks may be broiled by preheating the broiler
and positioning the oven rack one position higher.
14
Convection Baking
The Convection Fan
During Convection Bake, the fan will
operate continuously. The fan will stop
when the oven door is opened, but the
heat will not turn off. The fan will resume
operation when the door is closed.
During preheating (PrE) the fan will come
on for 10 seconds and then shut off.
Auto Temp Conversion
When baking cookies, you will get the
best results if you use a flat cookie sheet
instead of a pan with low sides.
Touch the Convection Bake pad.
Touch the + or – pads until the
desired temperature is displayed.
Touch the Start/On pad.
The oven will start automatically.
The display will show PrE while
preheating. When the oven reaches
the selected temperature, the oven
control will beep several times and
the display will show the oven
temperature.
Check food for doneness
at the minimum time on the recipe.
Cook longer if necessary.
Touch the Clear/Off pad when
baking is finished, and then remove
the food from the oven.
To change the oven temperature during
Convection Bake, touch the Convection
Bake pad and then the + or – pads
to set the new temperature.
Cookware for Convection
Cooking
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.
For recipes like oven-baked chicken,
use a pan with low sides. Hot air cannot
circulate well around food in a pan with
high sides.
Consumer Support
15
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
Paper and Plastic
Heat-resistant paper and plastic
containers that are recommended for
use in regular baking can also be used
for convection baking but should not be
used at temperatures higher than the
temperature recommended by the
cookware manufacturer. Plastic
cookware that is heat-resistant to
temperatures of 400°F can also be used.
Care and Cleaning
When convection baking, the Auto Temp
Conversion feature automatically
reduces the set regular baking
temperature by 20°F.
Increase the Convection Baking
temperature setting 20°F higher
for faster cooking of large cuts
of meat and poultry.
How to Set the Oven for
Convection Baking
Operating
Instructions
In a convection oven, a fan circulates hot
air over, under 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 than with regular heat.
Ideal for evenly browned baked foods
cooked on multiple shelves.
• Good for large quantities of baked
foods.
• Good results with cookies, biscuits,
brownies, cupcakes, cream puffs,
sweet rolls, angel food cake and
bread. The convection fan circulates
the heated air evenly over and
around the food.
GEAppliances.com
Safety Instructions
Using the convection oven. (on some models)
Safety Instructions
Using the warming drawer. (on some models)
WARNING
The warming drawer will keep hot, cooked foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food.
Do not use to heat cold food other than crisping crackers, chips or dry cereal.
WARMING DRAWER
When Using the Warming Drawer
Care and Cleaning
Operating
Instructions
Push and turn the control knob to any
desired setting.
The warming drawer will keep hot, cooked
foods warm.
Do not line the warming drawer or pan
with aluminum foil. Foil is an excellent heat
insulator and will trap heat beneath it. This
will upset the performance of the drawer
and could damage the interior finish.
Allow approximately 25 minutes for the
warming drawer to preheat.
■ Do not put liquid or water in the warming
drawer.
■ All foods placed in the warming drawer
should be covered with a lid or aluminum
foil. When warming pastries or breads, the
cover should be vented to allow moisture
to escape.
■ Food should be kept hot in its cooking
container or transferred to a heat-safe
serving dish.
NOTE: Plastic containers or plastic wrap will
melt if in direct contact with the drawer, pan
or a hot utensil. Melted plastic may not be
removable and is not covered under your
warranty.
■ Remove serving spoons, etc., before
placing containers in warming drawer.
Temperature Selection Chart
To keep several different foods hot, set the
control to the food needing the highest setting.
■ The temperature, type and amount of food,
and the time held will affect the quality of
the food.
■ Repeated opening of the drawer allows
the hot air to escape and the food to cool.
■ With large loads it may be necessary to
use a higher warming drawer setting and
cover some of the cooked food items.
■ Do not use plastic containers or plastic wrap.
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
FOOD POISON HAZARD: Bacteria may grow in food at temperatures below 140°F.
• Always start with hot food. Do not use warm settings to heat cold food.
• Do not warm food for more than 2 hours.
Failure to follow these instructions may result in foodborne illness.
Food Type
Casserole
Chili
Pizza
Potatoes, baked
Tortilla Chips
Waffles
Control Setting
MED
HI
MED
HI
LO
LO
To Crisp Stale Items
■ Place food in low-sided dishes or pans.
■ Preheat on LO setting.
■ Check crispness after 45 minutes. Add time
as needed.
To Warm Serving Bowls and Plates
CAUTION
Dishes will be hot. Use pot holders or mitts
when removing hot dishes.
To warm serving bowls and plates, set the
control on LO.
16
■ Use only heat-safe dishes.
■ If you want to heat fine china, please check
with the manufacturer of the dishes for
their maximum heat tolerance.
■ You may warm empty serving dishes
while preheating the drawer.
GEAppliances.com
The lower oven drawer may be used to bake foods using the same times and temperatures as a standard oven.
Foods ideal for baking in the lower oven drawer include pizza, frozen foods, casseroles, biscuits, rolls and many
desserts.
To Use the Lower Oven Drawer
Push in and turn the lower oven
drawer knob to any desired setting.
Allow the lower oven drawer to
preheat.
■ The “Heating” signal light is located below
the knob and glows when the heating
elements are active. Preheat is complete
after the “Heating” signal has turned
off for the first time after the knob is
turned on.
■ Always use the included drawer rack
when using the lower oven drawer.
■ The lower oven drawer cannot be used
during a self-clean cycle of the upper
oven.
■ Do not put food, foil or cookware directly
on the bottom of the lower oven drawer.
Always use the included drawer rack.
■ If foods require a cover, use only
foil or lids able to withstand baking
temperatures. Do not use plastic.
■ Maximum height of foods that can be
baked in the lower oven drawer is 31/2 ″.
■ Never place plastics, paper, canned foods
or combustible material in the lower oven
drawer.
The lower oven drawer uses less energy than the upper oven.
Allow the following approximate times for preheating:
Preheat
Time
WARM
10 minutes
350°F
15 minutes
425°F
25 minutes
Troubleshooting Tips
Desired Lower
Oven Temperature
When Using the Lower Oven Drawer Warm Setting
The WARM SETTING of the lower oven
drawer can be used to keep hot cooked
foods at serving temperatures. Always start
with hot food. Do not use the WARM
SETTING to heat cold food other than
crisping crackers, chips or dry cereal.
Care and Cleaning
■ Do not put liquid or water in the lower
oven drawer.
Push in and turn the lower oven drawer
knob to any desired setting.
Operating
Instructions
■ The ON signal light is located above the
knob and glows when the knob is in the
ON position. It remains ON until the knob
is moved to the OFF position.
NOTES:
Safety Instructions
Using the lower oven drawer. (on some models)
Push in and turn the control knob to
the warm setting.
17
Consumer Support
NOTE: The beginning temperature of the
food, the amount of food, the type of food,
the container and the amount of time the
food is in the drawer will affect the quality
and ending temperature of the food.
Safety Instructions
Using the clock and timer.
Not all features are on all models.
To Set the Clock
Clock
The clock must be set to the correct time
of day for the automatic oven timing
functions to work properly. The time of day
cannot be changed during a delayed
cooking or a delayed self-cleaning cycle.
Operating
Instructions
Touch the Clock pad twice.
Start
On
Make sure the clock is set to the correct
time of day.
Touch the + or – pads.
If the + or – pads are not touched within
one minute after you touch the Clock pad,
the display reverts to the original setting.
If this happens, touch the Clock pad twice
and reenter the time of day.
Touch the Start/On pad until the time
of day shows in the display. This
enters the time and starts the clock.
To check the time of day when the display
is showing other information, simply touch
the Clock pad. The time of day shows until
another pad is touched.
To Turn Off the Clock Display
Care and Cleaning
If you have several clocks in your kitchen,
you may wish to turn off the time of day
clock display on your range.
Touch the Clock pad once to turn
off the time of day display. Although
you will not be able to see it, the clock
maintains the correct time of day.
To Set the Timer
Kitchen
Timer
On/Off
Troubleshooting Tips
Touch the Clock pad twice to recall
the clock display.
NOTE: If the clock cannot be recalled or it
will not stay permanently displayed, the
Energy Saver Mode feature is on. To turn
the feature off, see the Energy Saver Mode
section.
The timer does not control oven operations.
The maximum setting on the timer is
9 hours and 59 minutes.
Touch the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad.
Start
On
The timer is a minute timer only.
The Clear/Off pad does not affect
the timer.
Touch the + or – pads until the
amount of time you want shows in
the display. The maximum time that
can be entered in minutes is 59.
Times more than 59 minutes should
be changed to hours and minutes.
Touch the Start/On pad. The time will
start counting down, although the
display does not change until one
minute has passed.
When the timer reaches :00, the
control will beep 3 times followed by
one beep every 6 seconds until the
Kitchen Timer On/Off pad is touched.
If you make a mistake, touch the Kitchen
Timer On/Off pad and begin again.
Consumer Support
To Reset the Timer
If the display is still showing the time
remaining, you may change it by touching
the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad, then
touching the + or – pads until the time you
want appears in the display.
To Cancel the Timer
18
Touch the Kitchen Timer On/Off
pad twice.
If the remaining time is not in the display
(clock, start time or cooking time are in
the display), recall the remaining time by
touching the Kitchen Timer On/Off pad
and then touching the + or – pads to
enter the new time you want.
GEAppliances.com
Do not lock the oven door with the latch during timed cooking. The latch is used for self-cleaning only.
NOTE: Foods that spoil easily—such as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork—should not be allowed to sit
for more than 1 hour before or after cooking. Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful bacteria. Be sure
that the oven light is off because heat from the bulb will speed harmful bacteria growth.
How to Set an Immediate Start and Automatic Stop
Bake
Temp Recall
The oven will turn on immediately and cook
for a selected length of time. At the end of
the cooking time, the oven will turn off
automatically.
Cooking
Time
Touch the + or – pads to set the
oven temperature.
Touch the Cooking Time pad.
Start
On
Touch the + or – pads to set the
baking time.
The oven will continue to cook for the
programmed amount of time, then turn
off automatically.
Touch the Clear/Off pad to cancel
if necessary.
Remove the food from the oven.
Remember, even though the oven shuts off
automatically, foods continue cooking after
controls are off.
The cooking time that you entered will be
displayed. (If you select Cooking Time first
and then adjust the Bake Temperature,
the oven temperature will be displayed
instead.)
How to Set a Delayed Start and Automatic Stop
Bake
Temp Recall
Make sure the clock shows the correct
time of day.
Cooking
Time
Touch the Bake pad.
Touch the + or – pads to set the
oven temperature.
Touch the Cooking Time pad.
Start
Time
Touch the + or – pads to set the
desired length of cooking time.
Touch the Start Time pad.
Start
On
Clear
Off
Touch the Start/On pad.
When the oven turns on at the time of day
you have set, the display will show PrE until
it reaches the selected temperature, then it
will display the oven temperature.
At the end of cooking time, the oven
will turn off and the end-of-cycle tone
will sound.
Touch the Clear/Off pad to cancel
if necessary.
Remove the food from the oven.
Remember, even though the oven shuts off
automatically, foods continue cooking after
controls are off.
NOTE: An attention tone will sound if you
are using timed baking and do not touch
the Start/On pad.
19
Consumer Support
Touch the + or – pads to set the time of
day you want the oven to turn on and
start cooking.
NOTE: If you would like to check the times
you have set, touch the Start Time pad to
check the start time you have set or touch
the Cooking Time pad to check the length
of cooking time you have set.
Troubleshooting Tips
The oven will turn on at the time of day you
set, cook for a specific length of time and
then turn off automatically.
Care and Cleaning
Clear
Off
NOTE: If your recipe requires preheating,
you may need to add additional time
to the length of the cooking time.
The display shows either the oven
temperature that you set or the cooking
time countdown. (The display starts with
PrE if showing the oven temperature.)
Operating
Instructions
Touch the Bake pad.
Touch the Start/On pad.
Safety Instructions
Using the timed baking feature. (on some models)
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Special features of your oven control.
Energy Saver Mode
To save energy, you can turn off the time
of day clock and the display when the
range is not in use.
Your new touch pad control has additional features that you may choose to use. The following are the features
and how you may activate them.
The special feature modes can only be activated while the display is showing the time of day. They remain in the
control’s memory until the steps are repeated.
When the display shows your choice, touch the Start/On pad. The special features will remain in memory after
a power failure.
NOTE: The Sabbath feature and the Thermostat Adjustment feature are also Special Features, but they are
addressed separately in the following sections.
12 Hour Shutoff
+
Bake
Broil
Care and Cleaning
Temp Recall
Troubleshooting Tips
Press and hold the + and – pads
at the same time to enable or disable
this feature. This will turn the display
on or off.
NOTE: The display will remain off after
a power outage.
Hi/Lo
Clock
With this feature, should you forget
and leave the oven on, the control will
automatically turn off the oven after
12 hours during baking functions or after
3 hours during a broil function.
If you wish to turn OFF this feature, follow
the steps below.
Start
On
Touch the Clock pad. The display will
show ON (12 hour shutoff). Touch the
Clock pad repeatedly until the display
shows OFF (no shutoff).
Touch the Start/On pad to activate
the no shut-off and leave the control
set in this special features mode.
Touch the Bake and Broil Hi/Lo pads
at the same time until the display
shows SF.
Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
You may find that your new oven cooks differently than the one it replaced. Use your new oven for a few
weeks to become more familiar with it. If you still think your new oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust
the thermostat yourself.
Do not use thermometers, such as those found in grocery stores, to check the temperature setting of your oven.
These thermometers may vary 20–40 degrees.
NOTE: This adjustment will not affect the broiling or the self-cleaning temperatures. The adjustment will be
retained in memory after a power failure.
To Adjust the Thermostat
+
Bake
Consumer Support
Temp Recall
Broil
Hi/Lo
Bake
Touch the Bake and Broil Hi/Lo pads
at the same time until the display
shows SF.
Touch the Bake pad. A two-digit
number shows in the display.
Temp Recall
Start
On
20
The oven temperature can be
adjusted up to (+) 35°F hotter or
(–) 35°F cooler. Touch the + pad to
increase the temperature in 1-degree
increments.
Touch the – pad to decrease the
temperature in 1-degree increments.
When you have made the
adjustment, touch the Start/On pad
to go back to the time of day display.
Use your oven as you would normally.
NOTE: This adjustment will not affect the
broiling or self-cleaning temperatures. It will
be retained in memory after a power failure.
(Designed for use on the Jewish Sabbath and Holidays)
GEAppliances.com
The Sabbath feature can be used for baking only. It cannot be used for broiling, self-cleaning, convection baking, steam cleaning or delay start
cooking.
NOTE: The oven light comes on automatically (on some models) when the door is opened and goes off when the door is closed. The bulb may be
removed. See the Oven Light Replacement section. On models with a light switch on the control panel, the oven light may be turned on and left on.
How to Set Sabbath Feature for Regular Baking
+
Bake
Broil
Temp Recall
Hi/Lo
Clock
Bake
Temp Recall
Start
On
+
Bake
Broil
Temp Recall
Hi/Lo
Clock
Start
On
Start
On
When the display shows ⊃ the oven is
set in Sabbath. When the display shows
⊃ ⊃ the oven is baking/roasting.
Temp Recall
Start
On
Touch the + or – pads to set the desired length
of cooking time between 1 minute and 9 hours
and 59 minutes. The cooking time that you
entered will be displayed.
Touch the Start/On pad.
Touch the Bake pad. No signal will be given.
Touch the Clear/Off pad.
Broil
Hi/Lo
Clock
NOTE: To understand how the oven control works,
practice using regular (non-Sabbath) Immediate Start
and Automatic Stop before entering the Sabbath mode.
Make sure the clock shows the correct time of day and
the oven is off.
Touch and hold both the Bake and Broil Hi/Lo
pads, at the same time, until the display shows SF.
Tap the Clock pad until SAb appears
in the display.
Touch the Start/On pad and ⊃ will
appear in the display.
Touch the Cooking Time pad.
The preset starting temperature will
automatically be set to 350.° Tap the +
or – pads to increase or decrease the
temperature in 25° increments. The
temperature can be set between 175° and
550.° No signal or temperature will be given.
Touch the Start/On pad.
After a random delay period of approximately
30 seconds to 1 minute, ⊃ ⊃ will appear
in the display indicating that the oven is
baking/roasting. If ⊃ ⊃ doesn’t appear
in the display, start again at Step 7.
To adjust the oven temperature, touch the
Bake pad and tap the + or – pads to increase
or decrease the temperature in 25° increments.
Touch the Start/On pad.
When cooking is finished, the display will change from
⊃ ⊃ to ⊃ indicating that the oven has turned OFF but
is still set in Sabbath. Remove the cooked food.
If the oven is cooking, wait for a random delay
period of approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute,
until only ⊃ is in the display.
Touch and hold both the Bake and Broil Hi/Lo
pads, at the same time, until the display shows SF.
Tap the Clock pad until ON or OFF appears in the
display. ON indicates that the oven will automatically
turn off after 12 hours. OFF indicates that the oven will
not automatically turn off. See the Special Features
section for an explanation of the 12-Hour Shutoff
feature.
Touch the Start/On pad.
NOTE:If a power outage occurred while the oven was in
Sabbath, the oven will automatically turn off and stay off
even when the power returns. The oven control must
be reset.
21
Consumer Support
+
How to Set Sabbath Feature for Timed Baking—Immediate Start and
Automatic Stop
How to Exit the Sabbath Feature
Clear
Off
Bake
The preset starting temperature will
automatically be set to 350.° Tap the + or –
pads to increase or decrease the temperature
in 25° increments. The temperature can be set
between 175° and 550.° No signal or
temperature will be given.
Troubleshooting Tips
Cooking
Time
After a random delay period of approximately
30 seconds to 1 minute, ⊃ ⊃ will appear
in the display indicating that the oven is
baking/roasting. If ⊃ ⊃ doesn’t appear
in the display, start again at Step 4.
To adjust the oven temperature, touch the
Bake pad and tap the + or – pads to increase
or decrease the temperature in 25° increments.
Touch the Start/On pad.
NOTE: The Clear/Off and Cooking Time pads are
active during the Sabbath feature.
Care and Cleaning
When the display shows ⊃ the oven is
set in Sabbath. When the display shows
⊃ ⊃ the oven is baking/roasting.
Touch the Start/On pad.
Operating
Instructions
Start
On
NOTE: To understand how the oven control works,
practice using regular baking (non-Sabbath) before
entering Sabbath mode.
Make sure the clock shows the correct time of day and
the oven is off.
Touch and hold both the Bake and Broil Hi/Lo
pads, at the same time, until the display shows SF.
Tap the Clock pad until SAb appears
in the display.
Touch the Start/On pad and ⊃ will
appear in the display.
Touch the Bake pad. No signal will
be given.
Safety Instructions
Using the Sabbath feature. (on some models)
Safety Instructions
Using the self-cleaning oven. (on some models)
WARNING
Self
Clean
FIRE HAZARD: Wipe grease and heavy soil from oven before self-cleaning.
Failure to do so may result in an oven fire.
If your range has this control pad, it has a self-cleaning oven.
Follow these instructions.
If not, refer to the Porcelain Oven Cleaning section for oven cleaning instructions.
Before a Clean Cycle
Operating
Instructions
We recommend venting your kitchen with
an open window or using a ventilation fan
or hood during the first self-clean cycle.
Remove broiler pan, broiler grid, all
cookware and any aluminum foil from
the oven.
Care and Cleaning
Wipe up heavy soil on the oven bottom.
NOTE:
■ If your oven is equipped with
shiny, silver-colored oven racks, we
recommend to remove them before
you begin the self-clean cycle. They
may remain in the oven during the
self-clean cycle, but they will darken,
lose their luster and become hard
to slide.
■ If your oven is equipped with gray
porcelain-coated oven racks, they
may be left in the oven during the
self-clean cycle.
Soil on the front frame of the range and
outside the gasket on the door will need
to be cleaned by hand. Clean these areas
with hot water, soap-filled or plastic
scouring pads or cleansers such as
Soft Scrub®. Rinse well with clean water
and dry.
Do not clean the gasket. The fiberglass
material of the oven door gasket cannot
withstand abrasion. It is essential for the
gasket to remain intact. If you notice it
becoming worn or frayed, replace it.
Make sure the oven light bulb cover
is in place and the oven light is off.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds
is extremely sensitive to the fumes given
off during the self-cleaning cycle of
any range. Move birds to another
well-ventilated room.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
How to Set the Oven for Cleaning
Follow the directions in the Before a Clean
Cycle section.
Latch the door.
Self
Clean
Start
On
NOTE: Never force the latch. If the oven
is too hot, you will not be able to slide
the latch. Allow the oven to cool.
Touch the Self Clean pad.
Touch the + or – pads until the
desired Clean Time is displayed.
The Clean Time is normally 4 hours and
20 minutes. You can change the Clean
Time to any time between 3 and 5 hours,
depending on the amount of soil in your
oven.
Touch the Start/On pad.
The self-clean cycle will automatically
begin after Clean is displayed and the
time countdown appears in the display.
22
While the oven is self-cleaning, you can
touch the Clock pad to display the time
of day. To return to the clean countdown,
touch the Self Clean pad.
The oven shuts off automatically when the
clean cycle is complete, and 0:00 will flash
in the display.
Slide the latch handle to the left as far
as it will go and open the door.
NOTE: Never force the latch handle.
Forcing the handle will damage the door
lock mechanism.
GEAppliances.com
How to Delay the Start of Cleaning (on some models)
Make sure the clock shows the correct time
of day.
Latch the door.
Touch the Self Clean pad.
Self
Clean
Using the + or – pads, enter
the desired clean time.
The display will show the start time. It will
not be possible to unlatch the oven door
until the temperature drops below the lock
temperature.
The oven shuts off automatically when the
clean cycle is complete, and 0:00 will flash
in the display.
Start
Time
Operating
Instructions
Touch the Start Time pad.
The earliest start time you can set
will appear in the display.
Using the + or – pads, enter the time
of day you want the clean cycle to
start.
Touch the Start/On pad.
Care and Cleaning
Start
On
To Stop a Clean Cycle
Touch the Clear/Off pad.
After a Clean Cycle
■ You cannot set the oven for cooking until
the oven is cool enough for the door to
be unlatched.
If white spots remain, remove them with
a soap-filled steel wool pad and rinse
thoroughly with a vinegar and water
mixture.
■ While the oven is self-cleaning, you
can press the Clock pad to display the
time of day. To return to the clean
countdown, press the Self Clean pad.
These deposits are usually a salt residue
that cannot be removed by the clean
cycle.
■ Apply a small amount of vegetable oil
to a paper towel and wipe the edges of
the oven racks with the paper towel. Do
not spray with Pam® or other lubricant
sprays.
23
Consumer Support
You may notice some white ash in the
oven. Wipe it up with a damp cloth after
the oven cools.
Troubleshooting Tips
Wait until the oven has cooled below the
locking temperature to unlatch the door.
You will not be able to open the door right
away unless the oven has cooled below
the locking temperature.
If the oven is not clean after one clean
cycle, repeat the cycle.
Safety Instructions
Using the self-cleaning oven. (on some models)
Safety Instructions
Using Steam Clean. (on some models)
During the steam clean
cycle, the oven bottom
becomes hot enough
to cause burns. Wait until the cycle is over
(30 minutes) before wiping the inside surfaces
of the oven. Failure to do so may result in burns.
CAUTION
The range should be at room temperature before
beginning the Steam Clean cycle. If the oven is too hot,
“hot” will appear on the display and the cycle will not
activate until the oven cools down.
The Steam Clean cycle performs best on new spills
or soils. Burned-on food is more difficult to remove.
To Begin Steam Clean Cycle:
Remove racks and accessories
from the oven cavity. Do not place
cookware or other items in the oven
during the Steam Clean cycle.
Pour 1 cup (8 oz.) room-temperature
water onto the recessed area of the
oven bottom. Do not add cleaning
solutions or chemicals of any kind
to the water.
Close the door.
Pour 8 ounces of water onto the oven
floor.
Press the Steam Clean pad; then press
Start/On.
A 30-minute cycle will begin to count
down on the display.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating
Instructions
The Steam Clean cycle makes it easier to clean light
soiling off the standard-clean porcelain oven interior.
When the Steam Clean cycle is
complete, the oven control will beep
and the Steam Clean light will blink.
Press the Clear/Off pad.
The oven bottom and remaining water
will still be very warm at the end of the
cycle. This is normal.
Remove soils using a scrub brush or
nylon scouring pad. A soap-filled steel
wool pad may be used only on the
porcelain oven interior. The use of
abrasive pads will scratch the door
glass. Do not wipe soil or water onto
the door gasket.
24
Remove any remaining water with
a dry cloth or sponge.
Leave the door open to air dry.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
• If a steam clean cycle is initiated
without water, press the Clear/Off pad
to end the cycle. Wait for the range
to cool to room temperature before
pouring water into the recessed area
and initiating another steam cycle.
• Do not open the door during the Steam
Clean cycle. An error beep will sound
upon opening the door.
• Press Clear/Off pad at any time to end
the cycle.
• If mineral deposits remain in the oven
bottom after cleaning, use a cloth or
sponge soaked in vinegar to remove
them.
• Some water may drip from the bottom
of the oven door. If this happens, wipe
it up at the end of the cycle.
• The door gasket may be wet when
the Steam Clean cycle finishes. This
is normal. Do not clean the gasket.
• If soil still remains after cleaning the
oven, see the Care and cleaning of the
range section of the Owner’s Manual for
additional options.
GEAppliances.com
Be sure all controls are off and all surfaces are cool before cleaning any part of the range.
If your range is removed for cleaning, servicing or
any reason, be sure the anti-tip device is reengaged
properly when the range is replaced. Failure to take this precaution could result in
tipping of the range and cause injury.
WARNING
How to Remove Protective Shipping Film and Packaging Tape
To ensure no damage is done to the finish
of the product, the safest way to remove
the adhesive from packaging tape on new
appliances is an application of a household
liquid dishwashing detergent. Apply with
a soft cloth and allow to soak.
NOTE: The adhesive must be removed from
all parts. It cannot be removed if it is baked on.
Control Knobs
The knobs can be cleaned in a dishwasher or
they may also be washed with soap and water.
Make sure the inside of the knobs are dry
before replacing.
Replace the knobs, in the OFF position to
ensure proper placement.
Control Panel
It’s a good idea to wipe the control panel after
each use of the oven. Use a damp cloth to
clean or rinse. For cleaning, use mild soap and
water or a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water.
For rinsing, use clean water. Polish dry with a
soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleansers, strong liquid
cleaners, plastic scouring pads or oven cleaners
on the control panel—they will damage the
finish.
Care and Cleaning
The control knobs may be removed for easier
cleaning.
Make sure the knobs are in the OFF positions
and pull them straight off the stems for
cleaning.
Operating
Instructions
Carefully grasp a corner of the protective
shipping film with your fingers and slowly peel
it from the appliance surface. Do not use any
sharp items to remove the film. Remove all of
the film before using the appliance for the first
time.
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Painted Surfaces
Do not use commercial oven cleaners, cleaning
powders, steel wool or harsh abrasives on any
painted surface.
Stainless Steel Surfaces (on some models)
To inquire about purchasing stainless steel
appliance cleaner or polish, or to find the
location of a dealer nearest you, please call
our toll-free number:
National Parts Center
1.800.626.2002
GEAppliances.com
Porcelain Enamel Cooktop (on some models)
The porcelain enamel finish is sturdy but
breakable if misused. This finish is acidresistant. However, any acidic foods spilled
(such as fruit juices, tomato or vinegar)
should not be permitted to remain
on the finish.
If acids spill on the cooktop while it is hot,
use a dry paper towel or cloth to wipe it up
right away. When the surface has cooled,
wash with soap and water. Rinse well.
For other spills such as fat spatterings,
wash with soap and water or cleansing
powders after the surface has cooled.
Rinse well. Polish with a dry cloth.
25
Consumer Support
Do not use a steel wool pad; it will
scratch the surface.
To clean the stainless steel surface, use
warm, sudsy water or a stainless steel
cleaner or polish. Always wipe the surface
in the direction of the grain. Follow the
cleaner instructions for cleaning the
stainless steel surface.
Troubleshooting Tips
Painted surfaces include the sides of the range
and the door, top of control panel and the
drawer front. Clean these with soap and water
or a vinegar and water solution.
Porcelain Oven Interior (on standard-clean models)
With proper care, the porcelain enamel finish on
the inside of the oven—top, bottom, sides, back
and inside of the door—will stay new-looking for
years.
Let the oven cool before cleaning.
We recommend that you wear rubber gloves
when cleaning the oven.
Soap and water will normally do the job. Heavy
spattering or spillovers may require cleaning
with a mild abrasive cleaner. Soap-filled
scouring pads may also be used.
Operating
Instructions
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
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.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and 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.
If necessary, you may use an oven cleaner.
Follow the package directions.
■ Do not spray oven cleaner on the electrical
controls and switches because it could cause
a short circuit and result in sparking or fire.
■ 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.
Removable Warming/Lower Oven Drawer Pan (on some models)
NOTE: For models with an electric
warming drawer or lower oven drawer,
before performing any adjustments,
cleaning or service, disconnect the
range electrical power supply at the
household distribution panel by
removing the fuse or switching off the
circuit breaker. Make sure the drawer
heating element is cool.
■ The drawer has a removable pan for easy
cleaning. Clean with hot, soapy water and a
sponge or dish towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Replace the pan in the lower oven drawer.
■ Never place, use or self-clean the lower oven
drawer pan in the upper oven (on some
models).
NOTE: Allow drawer to cool before removing
pan.
NOTE: Wipe spills promptly after each use.
Radiant glass models:
Oven Vent on Radiant Glass or Coil Cooktops
On glass cooktop models, the oven vent is
located behind the right-rear surface unit.
On coil cooktop models, the oven is vented
through an opening under the right-rear
surface unit.
Coil cooktop models:
26
This area could become hot during oven use.
It is normal for steam to come out of the vent,
and moisture may collect underneath it when
the oven is in use.
The vent is important for proper air circulation.
Never block this vent.
Cleaning the Oven Door
To clean the outside of the door:
On self-clean models:
■ Use soap and water to thoroughly clean
the top, sides and front of the oven door.
Rinse well. You may also use a glass cleaner
to clean the glass on the outside of the door.
Do not let water drip into the vent openings.
■ Because the area inside the gasket is
cleaned during the self-clean cycle,
you do not need to clean this by hand.
■ The area outside the gasket and the door
liner can be cleaned with a soap-filled
or plastic scouring pad, hot water and
detergent. Rinse well with a vinegar
and water solution.
On standard-clean models:
■ Soap and water will normally work. Heavy
spattering or spillovers may require cleaning
with a mild abrasive cleaner. Soap-filled
scouring pads may also be used.
■ If any stain on the door vent trim is
persistent, use a soft abrasive cleaner
and a sponge-scrubber for best results.
■ Spillage of marinades, fruit juices, tomato
sauces and basting materials containing
acids may cause discoloration and should
be wiped up immediately. When surface is
cool, clean and rinse.
■ Do not use oven cleaners, cleaning powders
or harsh abrasives on the outside of the door.
Operating
Instructions
The gasket is designed with a gap at the
bottom to allow for proper air circulation.
Do not rub or clean the door gasket—it has
an extremely low resistance to abrasion.
If you notice the gasket becoming worn,
frayed or damaged in any way or if it has
become displaced on the door, you should
have it replaced.
To clean the inside of the door:
Safety Instructions
GEAppliances.com
■ See also Porcelain Oven Interior section.
The door is very heavy. Be careful when
removing and lifting the door.
Do not lift the door by the handle.
To remove the door:
Slot
Hinge
lock
Pull the hinge locks down toward the door
frame, to the unlocked position. A tool,
such as a small flat-blade screwdriver,
may be required.
Firmly grasp both sides of the door
at the top.
Close door to the door removal position,
which is halfway between the broil stop
position and fully closed.
Lift door up and out until the hinge arm
is clear of the slot.
To replace the door:
Removal position
Firmly grasp both sides of the door
at the top.
Fully open the door. If the door will not
fully open, the indentation is not seated
correctly in the bottom edge of the slot.
Push the hinge locks up against the front
frame of the oven cavity to the locked
position.
Hinge
lock
Hinge
arm
Close the oven door.
27
Consumer Support
Push hinge locks up to lock.
Troubleshooting Tips
Pull hinge locks down to unlock.
Fully open the door.
Bottom
With the
Hinge arm
edge of
door at the
slot
same angle
as the removal
position, seat the
indentation of the
Indentation
hinge arm into the
bottom edge of the
hinge slot. The notch in the hinge arm
must be fully seated into the bottom
of the slot.
Care and Cleaning
Lift-Off Oven Door
Oven Racks
All oven racks may be cleaned by hand
with an abrasive cleaner or steel wool.
After cleaning, rinse the racks with clean
water and dry with a clean cloth. Gray
porcelain-coated oven racks may remain
in the oven during the self-cleaning cycle
without being damaged. The shiny, silvercolored oven racks may remain in the oven
during the self-cleaning cycle, but they will
lose their luster and become hard to slide.
Operating
Instructions
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Storage Drawer Removal
To remove the drawer:
Care and Cleaning
Rail
Stop guide
To replace the drawer:
Pull the drawer out until it stops.
Place the drawer rails on the guides.
Lift the front of the drawer until
the stops clear the guides.
Remove the drawer.
Push the drawer back until it stops.
Lift the front of the drawer and push
back until the stops clear the guides.
Lower the front of the drawer and
push back until it closes.
Oven Heating Elements
Do not clean the bake element or the broil
element. Any soil will burn off when the
elements are heated.
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
It will be necessary to grease all oven rack
side edges with a light coating of vegetable
oil after cleaning them by hand or in the
oven. This will help maintain the ease of
sliding the racks in and out of the oven.
28
To clean the oven floor, gently lift the bake
element (if element is above oven floor).
Clean with warm, soapy water.
WARNING
SHOCK OR BURN HAZARD: Before replacing oven light bulb, disconnect
the electrical power to the range at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel.
Failure to do so may result in electric shock or burn.
CAUTION
BURN HAZARD: The glass cover and bulb should be removed when cool.
Touching hot glass with bare hands or a damp cloth can cause burns.
Socket
Receptacle
Oven Light Replacement (on some models)
G6.35 Bulb
Tab
Glass cover
Socket
Receptacle
G9 Bulb
Using gloves or a dry cloth, remove
the bulb by pulling it straight out.
To replace:
Use a new 120/130-volt halogen bulb,
not to exceed 50 watts. Replace the
bulb with the same type of bulb that
was removed. Your model will have
one of the two types shown on
the left. To determine the correct
replacement bulb, check the bulb
terminals. Bulbs with 2 straight pin
terminals are G6.35 bulbs. Bulbs
with 2 looped terminals are G9 bulbs.
(Do not interchange.) Be sure the
replacement bulb is rated 120 volts
or 130 volts (NOT 12 volts).
Using gloves or a dry cloth, remove
the bulb from its packaging. Do not
touch the bulb with bare fingers. Oil
from skin will damage the bulb and
shorten its life.
Use gloves
or cloth
Push the bulb straight into the
receptacle all the way.
Place the tabs of the glass cover into
the grooves of the socket. Turn the
glass cover clockwise 1/4 turn.
For improved lighting inside the oven,
clean the glass cover frequently using
a wet cloth. This should be done when
the oven is completely cool.
Reconnect electrical power to
the oven.
Glass cover
(on some models)
Oven Light Replacement (models equipped with standard 40-watt appliance bulbs)
Be sure to let the light cover and bulb cool
completely.
Wire cover holder
Hold a hand under the cover so
it doesn’t fall when released. With
fingers of the same hand, firmly push
back the wire cover holder. Lift off
the cover.
To replace the cover:
Place it into groove of the light
receptacle. Pull wire forward to the
center of the cover until it snaps into
place.
Connect electrical power to the range.
Do not remove any screws to remove
the cover.
Replace bulb with a 40-watt
appliance bulb.
29
Consumer Support
To remove the cover:
Troubleshooting Tips
Tab
Receptacle
Care and Cleaning
(on some models)
Operating
Instructions
To remove:
Turn the glass cover counterclockwise
1/4 turn until the tabs of the glass
cover clear the grooves of the socket.
Wearing latex gloves may offer
a better grip.
Safety Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Cleaning the glass cooktop. (on some models)
Normal Daily Use Cleaning
ONLY use CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic
Cooktop Cleaner on the glass cooktop.
Other creams may not be as effective.
To maintain and protect the surface of
your glass cooktop, follow these steps:
Clean your cooktop after
each spill. Use CERAMA
BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop
Cleaner.
Before using the cooktop for the
first time, clean it with CERAMA
BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner.
This helps protect the top and makes
cleanup easier.
Daily use of CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic
Cooktop Cleaner will help keep the
cooktop looking new.
Shake the cleaning cream well.
Apply a few drops of CERAMA BRYTE®
Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner directly
to the cooktop.
Use a paper towel or CERAMA
BRYTE® Cleaning Pad for Ceramic
Cooktops to clean the entire cooktop
surface.
Use a dry cloth or paper towel
to remove all cleaning residue.
No need to rinse.
NOTE: It is very important that you DO
NOT heat the cooktop until it has been
cleaned thoroughly.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Burned-On Residue
NOTE: DAMAGE to your glass surface
may occur if you use scrub pads other
than those recommended.
Allow the cooktop to cool.
Use a CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Pad for
Ceramic Cooktops.
Spread a few drops of CERAMA
BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner
on the entire burned residue area.
If any residue remains, repeat
the steps listed above as needed.
For additional protection, after all
residue has been removed, polish
the entire surface with CERAMA
BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner
and a paper towel.
Using the included CERAMA BRYTE®
Cleaning Pad for Ceramic Cooktops,
rub the residue area, applying
pressure as needed.
Heavy, Burned-On Residue
Allow the cooktop to cool.
The CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop
Scraper and all recommended supplies
are available through our Parts Center.
See instructions under “To Order Parts”
section on next page.
NOTE: Do not use a dull or
nicked blade.
30
Use a single-edge razor blade
scraper at approximately a 45°
angle against the glass surface and
scrape the soil. It will be necessary
to apply pressure to the razor
scraper in order to remove the
residue.
After scraping with the razor
scraper, spread a few drops of
CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop
Cleaner on the entire burned residue
area. Use the CERAMA BRYTE®
Cleaning Pad to remove any
remaining residue.
For additional protection, after all
residue has been removed, polish
the entire surface with CERAMA
BRYTE® Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner
and a paper towel.
Metal Marks and Scratches
This should be removed
immediately before heating
again or the discoloration
may be permanent.
NOTE: Carefully check the bottom of
pans for roughness that would scratch
the cooktop.
Operating
Instructions
Be careful not to slide pots and
pans across your cooktop. It will
leave metal markings on the
cooktop surface.
These marks are removable using
the CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic
Cooktop Cleaner with the CERAMA
BRYTE® Cleaning Pad for Ceramic
Cooktops.
If pots with a thin overlay of
aluminum or copper are allowed
to boil dry, the overlay may leave
black discoloration on the cooktop.
Cooktop Seal
To clean the cooktop seal around the
edges of the glass, lay a wet cloth on it
for a few minutes, then wipe clean with
nonabrasive cleaners.
Damage from Sugary Spills and Melted Plastic
Turn off all surface units. Remove
hot pans.
b. Remove the spill with
paper towels.
Don’t use the surface units again
until all of the residue has been
completely removed.
NOTE: If pitting or indentation in the
glass surface has already occurred, the
cooktop glass will have to be replaced.
In this case, service will be necessary.
To Order Parts
CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Pads for
Ceramic Cooktops . . . . . . .#WX10X350
31
Consumer Support
To order CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic
Cooktop Cleaner and the cooktop
scraper, please call our toll-free number:
National Parts Center
800.626.2002
CERAMA BRYTE ® Ceramic
Cooktop Cleaner . . . . . . . . .#WX10X300
CERAMA BRYTE® Ceramic
Cooktop Scraper . . . . . . . . . .#WX10X0302
Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .#WB64X5027
(Kit includes cream and cooktop scraper)
Troubleshooting Tips
Wearing an oven mitt:
a. Use a single-edge razor blade
scraper (CERAMA BRYTE®
Ceramic Cooktop Scraper)
to move the spill to a cool
area on the cooktop.
Any remaining spillover should be
left until the surface of the cooktop
has cooled.
Care and Cleaning
Glass surface—potential for permanent damage.
Our testing shows that
if you are cooking high
sugar mixtures such as
jelly or fudge and have
a spillover, it can cause
permanent damage to the
glass surface unless the
spillover is immediately
removed.
Safety Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the coil cooktop. (on some models)
Be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the surface units are cool before attempting to remove them.
Surface
Drip
unit
pan
Surface Units
To clean the surface units, turn the control to
the highest setting for a minute. The coils will
burn off any soil.
To remove a surface unit:
Operating
Instructions
Locking tab
Cooktop
rim
When properly seated, the locking tab
should lock onto the cooktop rim through
the notch in the drip pan.
To remove the drip pans for cleaning,
the surface units must be removed first.
Push the surface unit back toward
the receptacle to free the locking tab
from the cooktop.
Replace the drip pan into the recess
in the cooktop. Make sure the opening
in the pan lines up with the receptacle.
Insert the terminals of the surface unit
through the opening in the drip pan and
into the receptacle.
Surface unit
Locking tab
Locking
tab
Care and Cleaning
Receptacle
Drip pan
Lift the surface unit about 1 inch above
the drip pan and pull it out.
Do not lift the surface unit more than 1 inch.
If you do, it may not lie flat on the drip pan
when you plug it back in.
NOTE: Repeated lifting of the surface unit
more than 1 inch above the drip pan can
permanently damage the receptacle.
Push the surface unit in and down to lock
the tab in place so it rests evenly in the
cooktop.
Do not immerse the surface units in liquids of
any kind.
Do not clean the surface units in a dishwasher.
Do not bend the surface unit plug terminals.
Do not attempt to clean, adjust or in any way
repair the plug-in receptacle.
Drip Pans
Remove the surface units. Then lift out the drip
pans.
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
To replace a surface unit:
For best results, clean the drip pans by hand.
Place them in a covered container (or a plastic
bag) with 1⁄ 4 cup ammonia to loosen the soil.
Rinse with clean water and polish with a clean
soft cloth.
The drip pans may also be cleaned in a
dishwasher.
Clean the area under the drip pans often.
Built-up soil, especially grease, may catch fire.
Do not cover the drip pans with foil. Using foil
so close to the receptacle could cause shock,
fire or damage to the range.
NOTE: If your cooktop is equipped with shiny,
silver-colored drip pans, do not clean them
in the self-cleaning oven. Permanent damage
to the finish can occur.
If your cooktop is equipped with black or gray
porcelain-coated drip pans, they can be cleaned
in the oven during the self-cleaning cycle. Before
you begin a self-cleaning cycle, remove any
heavy soil from the drip pans and place them
on the porcelain-coated oven racks. Do not place
the drip pans directly on the oven bottom. After
the self-cleaning cycle is completed and the drip
pans are cool, wipe them with a damp cloth to
remove any remaining ash or residue.
Lift-Up Cooktop
The entire cooktop may be lifted up and
supported in the up position for easier cleaning.
Be sure all surface units are turned off
before raising the cooktop.
32
The surface units do not need to be removed;
however, you may remove one to make raising
the cooktop easier. There are two side supports
that lock into position when the cooktop is
lifted up.
After cleaning under the cooktop with hot,
mild soapy water and a clean cloth, lower the
cooktop. Be careful not to pinch your fingers.
To lower the cooktop, push the rods back and
gently lower the cooktop until it rests in place.
GEAppliances.com
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Surface units will not
maintain a rolling boil
or cooking is not
fast enough
Improper cookware
being used.
• Use pans which are flat and match the diameter
of the surface unit selected.
Radiant surface units
do not work properly
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Cooktop controls
improperly set.
• Check to see the correct control is set for the surface
unit you are using.
Surface unit stops
glowing when turned
to a lower setting
Operating
Instructions
Problem
• This is normal. The unit is still on and hot.
• Scratches are not removable. Tiny scratches will become
less visible in time as a result of cleaning.
Areas of discoloration
on the radiant glass
cooktop
Food spillovers not cleaned
before next use.
• See the Cleaning the glass cooktop section.
Hot surface on a model
with a light-colored glass
cooktop.
• This is normal. The surface may appear discolored
when it is hot. This is temporary and will disappear
as the glass cools.
Plastic melted to
the radiant surface
Hot cooktop came into
contact with plastic placed
on the hot cooktop.
• See the Glass surface—potential for permanent damage
section in the Cleaning the glass cooktop section.
Cookware with rough bottoms • To avoid scratches, use the recommended cleaning
being used or coarse particles
procedures. Make sure bottoms of cookware are clean
(salt or sand) were between
before use, and use cookware with smooth bottoms.
the cookware and the surface
of the cooktop.
Cookware has been slid
across the cooktop surface.
Frequent cycling off
and on of radiant
surface units
Improper cookware
being used.
• Use only flat cookware to minimize cycling.
Control signals after
entering cooking time
or delay start
You forgot to enter a
bake temperature or
cleaning time.
• Touch the Bake pad and desired temperature or the
Self Clean pad and desired clean time.
Coil surface units do
not work properly
The surface units are
not plugged in solidly.
• With the controls off, check to make sure the surface
unit is plugged completely into the receptacle.
The surface unit controls
improperly set.
• Check to see the correct control is set for the surface
unit you are using.
The drip pans are not set
securely in the cooktop.
• With the controls off, check to make sure the drip
pan is in the recess in the cooktop and that the
opening in the pan lines up with the receptacle.
33
Consumer Support
• Call a qualified technician for replacement.
Troubleshooting Tips
Incorrect cleaning
methods being used.
Care and Cleaning
Scratches (may appear
as cracks) on radiant
cooktop glass surface
Pitting (or indentation) Hot sugar mixture spilled
of the radiant glass
on the cooktop.
cooktop
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Food does not bake
or roast properly
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Rack position is incorrect,
or the rack is not level.
• See the Using the oven section.
Incorrect cookware or cookware • See the Using the oven section.
of improper size being used.
Oven thermostat needs
adjustment.
Clock and timer do
not work
Plug on range is not completely • Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live, properly
inserted in the electrical outlet. grounded outlet.
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
A fuse in your home may
be blown or the circuit
breaker tripped.
Consumer Support
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
section.
• Replace the fuse, or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set. • See the Using the clock and timer section.
Control is in Energy Saver
Mode.
• See the Energy Saver Mode section.
Oven light does
not work
Light bulb is loose or defective. • Tighten or replace the bulb.
Food does not
broil properly
Door not open to the broil stop • See the Using the oven section.
position as recommended.
Switch operating light
is broken.
• Call for service.
Oven controls improperly set.
• Make sure you touch the Broil Hi/Lo pad.
Improper rack position
being used.
• See the Broiling Guide.
Cookware not suited
for broiling.
• For best results, use a pan designed for broiling.
In some areas the power
(voltage) may be low.
• Preheat the broil element for 10 minutes.
Oven temperature too
hot or too cold
Oven thermostat
needs adjustment.
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
section.
Oven will not work
Plug on range is not
completely inserted in
the electrical outlet.
• Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live,
properly grounded outlet.
A fuse in your home may
be blown, or the circuit
breaker tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Door left in the locked
position.
• If necessary, allow the oven to cool; then unlock
the door.
34
• Broil for the longest period of time recommended
in the Broiling Guide.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Storage drawer
is crooked
Rear drawer support is
on top of the guide rail.
• Reposition the drawer. See the Storage Drawer
Removal instructions in the Care and cleaning
of the range section.
Storage drawer
won’t close
Power cord may be
obstructing drawer
in the lower back
of the range.
• Reposition the drawer and power cord. See the
Storage Drawer Removal instructions in the Care and
cleaning of the range section.
Rear drawer support is
on top of the guide rail.
• Reposition the drawer. See the Storage Drawer
Removal instructions in the Care and cleaning of the
range section.
The oven temperature is
too high to set a self-clean
operation.
• Allow the oven to cool to room temperature and
reset the controls.
Oven will not self-clean
Operating
Instructions
Problem
Care and Cleaning
Oven controls improperly set. • See the Using the self-cleaning oven section.
Oven door is not in the locked • Make sure you move the door latch handle all the
position.
way to the right.
This is the sound of the
metal heating and cooling
during both the cooking and
cleaning functions.
• This is normal.
Excessive smoking
during a clean cycle
Excessive soil.
• Touch the Clear/Off pad. Open the windows to
rid the room of smoke. Wait until the light on the
Self Clean pad goes off. Wipe up the excess soil and
reset the clean cycle.
Oven door will not
unlock
Oven too hot.
• Allow the oven to cool below locking temperature.
Oven not clean after
a clean cycle
Oven controls not properly set. • See the Using the self-cleaning oven section.
• Clean up heavy spillovers before starting the clean
cycle. Heavily soiled ovens may need to self-clean
again or for a longer period of time.
“F –” and a number
or letter flash
in the display
You have a function
error code.
• Disconnect all power to the range for at least
30 seconds and then reconnect power. If the function
error code repeats, call for service.
• On self-cleaning models, if a function error code
appears during the self-cleaning cycle, check the oven
door latch. The latch may have been moved, if only
slightly, from the locked position. Make sure the latch
is moved to the right as far as it will go. Touch the
Clear/Off pad. Allow the oven to cool for one hour.
Put the oven back into operation.
Water remaining on
oven floor after Steam
Clean cycle
This is normal.
• Remove any remaining water with a dry cloth
or sponge.
35
Consumer Support
Oven was heavily soiled.
Troubleshooting Tips
“Crackling” or
“popping” sound
Safety Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Safety Instructions
Operating
Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Display flashes “bAd”
then “linE” with a
loud tone
The installed connection
from the house to the unit
is miswired.
• Contact installer or electrician to correct miswire.
Display goes blank
A fuse in your home may be
blown, or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
The clock is turned off from
showing in the display.
• See the Using the clock and timer and/or the Energy
Saver Mode section.
Display flashes
Power failure.
• Reset the clock.
Unable to get the
display to show “SF”
Oven control pads were
not pressed properly.
• The Bake and Broil Hi/Lo pads must be touched
at the same time and held for 3 seconds.
Power outage,
clock flashes
Power outage or surge.
• Reset the clock. If the oven was in use, you must reset
it by touching the Clear/Off pad, setting the clock
and resetting any cooking function.
“Burning” or “oily”
odor emitting from
the vent
This is normal in a new oven
and will disappear in time.
• To speed the process, set a self-clean cycle for a
minimum of 3 hours. See the Using the self-cleaning
oven section.
Strong odor
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.
Drawer does not slide
smoothly or drags
The drawer is out of
alignment.
• Fully extend the drawer and push it all the way in.
See the Care and cleaning of the range section.
Drawer is overloaded or load • Reduce weight. Redistribute drawer contents.
is unbalanced.
Warming/lower oven
drawer will not work
Excessive condensation
in the drawer
A fuse in your home may be
blown, or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Controls improperly set.
• See the Warming drawer section.
Liquid in drawer.
• Remove liquid.
Uncovered foods.
• Cover food with lid or aluminum foil.
Temperature setting too high. • Reduce temperature setting.
Food dries out in the
warming/lower oven
drawer
Moisture escaping.
• Cover food with lid or aluminum foil.
Drawer not fully closed.
• Push drawer in until latch engages.
Fan Noise
A convection fan will turn on • This is normal operation of the convection fan.
for 10 seconds during the oven
preheat cycle of the convection
bake and then turn off.
36
After oven is preheated,
• This is normal operation of the convection fan.
the convection fan will run
continuously in one direction
during convection baking.
GEAppliances.com
Looking For Something More?
You can find these accessories and many more at GEAppliances.com (U.S.)
or www.GEAppliances.ca (Canada), or call 800.626.2002 (U.S.) or 800.661.1616
(Canada) (during normal business hours). Have your model number ready.
Surface Burner Heads and Caps
Operating
Instructions
Grates
Knobs
Surface Elements and Drip Pans
or
Griddle
Oven Racks
Oven Elements
Light Bulbs
Ceramic Cooktop
Cleaning Kit:
Includes cleaner,
scraper and pad
Ceramic Cooktop
Cleaning Wipes
Stainless Steel
Appliance Polish
Wipes
Stainless Steel
Appliance
Cleaner
WX10X117GCS
WX10X305
WX10X10001
PM10X311
Get the most out of your Broiler Pan! (Not for use with Broiler Drawer models.)
Use your pan and grid cover to broil hamburgers, seafood, steaks, vegetables, bacon, chops and so much
more! The pan below catches the excess fats and oils.
• Genuine GE Part
• Easy To Clean
• One-Year Warranty
When you order your broiler pan within 30 days of purchasing your GE cooking product.
Small
WB48X10055
222D2097G001
8-3/4" W x 1-1/4" H x 13-1/2" D
US$10.50 †
Large*
WB48X10056
222D2097G002
12-3/4" W x 1-1/4" H x 16-1/2" D
US$14.50 †
XL**
WB48X10057
N/A
17" W x 1-1/4" H x 19-1/4" D
US$16.75 †
† Plus applicable state sales tax (PST/HST and GST)
* The large (standard) broil pan does not fit in 20"/24" ranges.
** The XL pan does not fit in 24" wall ovens, 27" drop-ins or 20"/24" ranges.
To place your order, call 800.626.2002 (U.S.), 800.661.1616 (Canada) or mail this form to:
In the U.S.: GE Parts, P.O. Box 221027, Memphis, TN 38122-1027. In Canada: GE Parts, 1 Factory Lane, Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Broiler Pan Order Form
Quantity ____________________
____________________
____________________
Part Number ______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________
Model Number ______________ Serial Number __________________ Brand________________ Date of Purchase __________
First Name ____________________________________________ Last Name ______________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
City __________________________________________________ State____________ Zip Code ______________________________
Phone ________________________________________________ E-Mail __________________________________________________
Credit Card __ Check ____ Money Order____
Visa ____ MasterCard __ Discover____ AmEx ____ Credit Card # ____________________________________________
37
Exp. Date: Month________________ Year __________________ Signature: ________________________________________
Consumer Support
✁
_________________________________________________
Troubleshooting Tips
Limited Time Offer! Free Shipping!
Care and Cleaning
Experience these other great products to keep your kitchen looking great!
U.S. Part #
Canada Part #
Dimensions
Price
Safety Instructions
Accessories.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating
Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
38
GEAppliances.com
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule
service, visit us on-line at GEAppliances.com, or call
800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have serial number
and model number available when calling for service.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of: GE Will Provide:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the range which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor
and in-home service to replace the defective part.
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
Care and Cleaning
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used
for other than the intended purpose or used
commercially.
Operating
Safety Instructions Operating Instructions
Instructions
GE Electric Range Warranty.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited
Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. 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, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney
General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
Consumer Support
39
Troubleshooting Tips
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for
home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not
available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized
GE Service location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
GEAppliances.com
Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day,
any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals,
order parts or even schedule service on-line.
Schedule Service
GEAppliances.com
Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at
your convenience any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.
Real Life Design Studio
GEAppliances.com
GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by
people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and
mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas
for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322).
Extended Warranties
GEAppliances.com
Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty
is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.
GE Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories
GEAppliances.com
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes
(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at
800.626.2002 during normal business hours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures 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.
Contact Us
GEAppliances.com
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Register Your Appliance
GEAppliances.com
Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for
enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material, or detach and use
the form in the Owner’s Manual.
Printed in the United States
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising