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Kenmore
CONTENTS
SAFETY
............................................................................
USE
AND
1-3
CARE
Your Range and Its Features .....................................
Cooktop Controls .......................................................
Clock and Timer ..........................................................
Oven Controls .............................................................
Oven Vent ...................................................................
4
5
5
5
4
Oven Cooking .............................................................
6
Broiling ........................................................................
7
Self-Clean Cycle .....................................................
8, 9
Cleaning Tips ........................................................
9, 10
Removab{e Range Parts ..................................... 10-12
BEFORE
CALLING
FOR
SERVICE
What to Do Before Calling for Service .............. 13, 14
Thermostat Adjustments ......................................... 14
WARRANTY
MODEL
93331
USE • CARE • SAFETY
MANUAL
........ MN_M_44(SR10094
IMPORTANT
INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY
SAVE
Read
appliances,
all instructions
basic
safety
THESE
before
INSTRUCTIONS
using
precautions
this appliance.
should
be followed,
When
using
including
electrical
the
following:
Teach children not to play with range
knobs or any other part of the range.
Never leave children alone or unattended where a range is in use.
CAUTION:
Never store things children might
want above a range.
Never let anyone climb, sit or stand
on the open door or any other part of
the range. Their weight may make
the range tip over.
Never leave the oven door open when
you are not watching the range.
WARNING:
To prevent accidental tipping of the
range from abnormal usage, including excess loading of the oven door,
attach it to the wall or floor by installing the anti-tip bracket supplied. If
the range is moved for cleaning, servicing or any reason, be sure anti-tip
device is re-engaged properly when
the range Is replaced. Failure to take
this precaution could result In tipping
of the range and cause injury.
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NESAF08-3
To insure safety for yourself and your home, please read your Owner's Manual
carefully,
Keep it handy for quick easy reference.
safety sections
of your manual.
a,
looking for the _i,
Pay close attention to the
You can recognize
the safety sections
by
symbol or the word "Safety".
I
Always keep the range area clear
and free from things that will burn.
Never use your range for warming
or heating a room. You could be
burned or seriously injured. Such
misuse could also cause damage to
the range.
CAUTION:
Never
store things in an oven
or
near
cooktop
elements/
burners. These things may catch
fire and plastic Items could melt.
Never wear loose clothing when
using your range. Such clothing
could catch fire.
Never use a towel or other bulky cloth
as a potholder. Such cloths could
catch fire on a hot element/burner.
Never let pot handles stick out
over the front of the range, Turn
handles In so that they cannot be
bumped into. Keep the handles
away from other hot surface elements/burners.
Never
leave cooktop elements/
burners unwatched
at high heat
settings,
Bollovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers
could
catch fire.
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NESAFO9-2
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Keep this book for later use.
Be sure your range Is Installed and grounded properly
by a qualified technician.
Never block free airflow through the oven vent.
Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially a deep fat
fryer. Walt until the fat has cooled.
Place oven racks in desired position while oven is cool.
If racks must be handled when hot, do not let potholder
contact hot heating element In oven.
Always use care when touching surface elements,
oven heating elements or inside the oven. Heating
elements could be hot enough to burn you even if they
are dark In colo r. The oven vent duct and oven door may
also become hot during oven use.
Choose pots and pans with flat bottoms, large enough
to cover the entire cooktop element. This will cut down
the risk of setting potholders or clothing on fire with an
uncovered element and waste less energy.
After broiling, always take the broiler pan out of the
oven and clean It. Leftover grease In the broiler pan can
catch on fire next time you use the pan.
Only some kinds of glass or ceramic pans can be used
for cooktop cooking. Be sure that the pan you use will
not break when heated on the cooktop elements.
Always use dry potholders when removing pans from
the oven. Moist or damp potholders can cause steam
burns.
Never try to clean utensils, cookware or removable
parts of your range In the oven during a self-clean cycle.
Always use care when opening oven door. Let hot air
and steam out before moving food.
Always
Never rub, move, or damage the door gasket on selfcleaning oven. The gasket Is essential for a good seal.
If the self.cleaning
mode malfunctions,
turn off
and disconnect the power supply. Have serviced by a
qualified technician.
follow cleaning Instructions in this book.
Always keep the range clean. Food and grease are
easy to ignite. Clean the oven regularly.
Always keep combustible wall coverings, curtains or
drapes a safe distance away from your range. Never
store such items in or on your range.
Never try to repair or replace any part of the range
unless instructions are given In this book. All other
work should be done by a skilled technician.
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.
Always keep wooden and plastic utensils or canned
food a safe distance away from your range.
Always keep the appliance area clear and free from
things that will burn, gasoline and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
Never put removable heating elements In water. Do not
put them in a dishwasher. Do not put them In the selfclean cycle of your oven.
Never use the cooktop without reflector pans or drip
bowls in place. If these pans or bowls are not there
during cooking, wiring or other range parts may be
damaged.
Always remove the broiler pan and other utensils from
the oven before a self-clean cycle.
Clean Only parts listed
in the Manual.
Always keep dish towels, dish cloths, potholders, and
linens a safe distance away from your range. Never
store such items In or near your range.
Never clean cooktop surface when It is hot. Some
cleaners produce noxious fumes and wet cloths could
cause steam burns If used on a hot surface.
Never heat unopened food containers. Pressure buildup
may make container burst and cause injury,
Never leave jars or cans of fat or drippings on or near
the range. Never let grease build up on your range. You
can keep grease fires from starting if you clean up
grease and spills after each range use.
Neverusaaluminumfolltoline
oven bottoms. Improper
use of foil could start a fire.
Be sure everyone
in case of a fire.
OVEN
in your home knows what to do
Do not try to move the pan.
1. Close oven door and turn controls off.
Read and understand
this information
NOW!
Should you ever need it, you will not have time for
reading.
IMPORTANT
FIRE
SAFETY
2. If fire continues, throw baking soda on the fire.
Never use water on a grease fire -- It will only
spread the flames.
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 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.
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YOUR
IMPORTANT:
Cooktop Control
(See page 5)
RANGE
The model and serial number ot your range can be found on atag, behind the
storage drawer panel, on the left side of the range front frame.
Cooktop {r_dicator
Light (glows when any
cooking element is on)
Clean Indicator Light
(Glows when clean
cycle is on)
Oven
Indicator
Light
(glows when bake or broil
elements are cycling on;
When baking, oven is
=reheeted when light first
goes out.)
Oven Temp Knob
(See pages 5 & 14)
ht Switch
(Push to turn oven
light ON and Gt'l')
®
Oven Sel Krlob
(See pages 5 & 8)
Removable Plug-in
Elements and Chrome
Reflector Bowls
(See page 10)
(Below element.
area may get hot
during oven use;
DO NOT block vent.
See page 5)
Lift-Up Cooktop
(Locks door during
Self-clean cycle)
Oven Door
Lock/U nlock Handle
(For Self-clean Cycle only;
See page 6)
.Removable
Oven Racks
(See page 12)
Oven Bake Element
Model and Serial
Number Location
Oven Door
(See page 12)
Removable
Storage Drawer
{See page 11)
Oven Boor Gasket
(See pages 8 & 9)
__
Broiler pan and grid
(See pages 7 & g)
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TO START THINGS COOKING
COOKTOP
COOKING
The sign near each cooktop control knob shows which
element is turned on by that knob.
O0
eO
eO
O0
Left
Front
Oe
O0
Left
Rear
To operate
cooktop
Right
Rear
For best cooking results and energy efficient operation,
you should use pans that:
A. Have flat bottoms and straight sides.
B. Have light handles that do not tilt pans.
C. Are about the same size as the element.
O0
Oe
Right
Front
controls:
1. Push to turn.
2. Set on or between marks for desired heat.
An indicator light will glow when any cooktop element
is on.
OFF
COOKTOPCONTROL
\
\
CLOCK
AND
OVEN •
OVEN
Never line the bowls below cooktop
elements
with aluminum foil. Foil can
block normal heat flow and damage the
range,
This is especially
true if foil
blocks the oven vent tube under the
right rear cooktop element.
CONTROLS
OVEN SET
TEMP
•
OFF
CLEA_t
TO SET THE CLOCK:
Push in and turn CLOCK KNOB to set time. Turn knob
without pushing in to set timer hand back to OFF.
TO SET THE TIMER:
Turn CLOCK KNOB counterclockwise without push!,_
in.
"[o turn off buzzer after time is up, reset timer hand _
OFF.
NOTE:
The timer is a reminder only and witl not control
the range.
TO BAKE, ROAST OR BROIL:
Be sure that the OVEN SET KNOB is turned to BAKE for
baking or roasting or BROIL for broiling.
1. Set the OVEN TEMP KNOB to desired temperature or
to BROIL.
For broiling the OVEN TEMP KNOB must be set to
500 BROIL.
2. When finlslled, turn OVEN SET KNOB to OFF.
NOTE: To set an automatic
time of day must be correct
AUTOMATIC
oven operation,
on the clock.
the
OVEN OFF:
1. Turn the OVEN SET KNOB to TIME BAKE (oven
indicator light will glow).
2. Push In and turn STOP TiME KNOB te set time when
oven wil! turn off. DELAY START TIME shou!d show
same as clock.
3. Set OVEN TEMP KNOB to desired temperature.
4, When finished, turn OVEN SET KNOB to OFF.
AUTOMATIC
OVEN
ON AND OFF:
1. Turn the OVEN SET KNOB to TIME BAKE.
2. Push in and turn DELAY START TIME KNOB to set
time when oven will turn on.
3. Push In and turn STOP TIME KNOB to set time when
oven will turn off.
4. Set OVEN TEMP KNOB to desired temperature.
5. When finished, turn OVEN SET KNOB to OFF.
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OVEN
COOKING
When cooking a food for the first time in your new
oven, use time given on recipes as a guide.
Do not lock the oven door during baking, The
lock/unlock handle Is used for self-cleaning only.
Your new oven has been set correctly at the factory
and Is apt to be more accurate than the oven it
replaced.
Avoid opening the door too often to check the food
during baking as heat will be lost. This may cause
poor baking results.
After you have used your oven for awhile, If you feel
your oven should be hotter or cooler, you can adjust
it yourself. See THERMOSTAT ADJUSTMENTS in
this manual.
Cakes, cookies, muffins, and quick breads should
be baked in shiny pans -- to reflect the heat -because they should have a light golden crust,
Yeast breads and pie crusts should be baked in
glass or dull (non-shiny) pans -- to absorb the heat
-- because they should have a brown, crisp crust.
Always follow recipe carefully.
Measure Ingredients properly.
Be sure the underside of the pan Is shiny too,
Darkened undersides will absorb the heat and may
cause over-browning on the bottom of your food.
Use proper pan placement.
Place pans on the oven racks with 1" - 1 1/2" of air
space on all sides of each pan. Avoid overcrowding
the oven.
Pans too close to each other, to oven walls or to the
oven bottom, block the free movement of air, Improper air movement causes uneven browning and
cooking.
2 cake layers
Oven temperatures should be reduced 25 degrees
below recommended temperatures If exterior of pan
Is predarkened, darkened by age or oven proof
glass.
4 cake layers
There may be some odor when the oven Is first used.
This Is caused by the heating of new parts and
insulation.
When baking several items stagger pans so that no
pan is directly above another.
Always turn oven to OFF before removing food.
Do not cover an entire oven rack with foil. The foil
During baking, avoid frequent door openings. Keep
oven door open as short a time as possible.
can block normal heat flow and cause poor baking
results. Do not place any foil directly above the bake
element. Foil used on the oven bottom under the
element may damage the oven surface; therefore, it
should not be used.
Let the oven preheat thoroughly before cooking
baked products. Watch the oven Indicator light and
put the food in the oven promptly after the IIght goes
out.
Cookies should be baked on flat cookie sheets
without sides to allow the air to circulate properly.
When recipes require preheating, have food nearby
before you open the oven door. If the oven door is
allowed to remain open for more than a brief time,
the preheat temperature will be lost.
fish, meat, poultry,
etc., sit for more
Never I hour
than
let food
before
suchcooking
as dairystarts
products,
when
you set your oven for a delay start.
Room
temperature
promotes
the
growth
of harmful bacteria.
Be sure
the oven light is off because heat from
the bulb will speed bacteria growth.
Use residual heat in oven whenever possible to
finish cooking casseroles, oven meals, etc. Use
residual heat when warming rolls or precooked
6
desserts.
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BROILING
•
Do not cover the entire broiler
grid with foil. Poor drainage
of hot fat may cause a broiler
fire.
Do not lock oven door during broiling.
The
lock/unlock handle Is used for self-cleaning only.
Broiling Is cooking by direct heat from the broil
burner. Tender cuts of meat or marinated meat
should be selected for broiling. For best results
steaks and chops should be at least 3/4" thick.
It a fil;e starts, close the oven
door and tum controls off. If
fire continues,
throw baking
soda on the fire. Do not put
water on the fire.
After placing food on the broiler pan, put the pan on
the rack In the lower oven. The recommended rack
POSITIONING
position and cooking time can be Iound In the chart
at right.
BROILER
PAN
Rack
Position
4 = Highest
1 = Lowest
Total Time
(minutes)
Rare
4
9-11
Medium
3
13-15
Well Done
3
21-23
Medium - 1" Thick
3
16-18
Medium - 1/2" Thick
4
7-9
Lamb Chops - 1" Thick
3
18-21
Do not preheat when broiling. Preheating may
cause the thermostat to cycle the broil burner off
and on. For even broiling on both sides, start the
food on a cold pan.
Pork Chops - 1" Thick
3
27-29
Pork Chops - 1/2" Thick
3
16-18
Ham Slice - 1/2" Thick
3
11-12
Trim the outer layer of fat from steaks and chops.
Slit the fatty edges to keep the meat from curling,
Fish (Fillets)
3
11-13
Chicken (Pieces)
2
45-55
Frankfurters
3
8-11
Bacon
3
9-11
The closer the food is to the broil burner, the faster
the meat browns on the outside, yet stays red to pink
In the center. Moving the meat farther away from the
burner lets the meat cook to the center while
browning outside. Side one should be cooked 1 - 2
minutes longer than side two.
Food
Steak - 1" Thick
Your oven door should be open to
the broil
stop position
while
broiling.
If the door is closed the
rood will roast and not broil.
Ground Beef Patties
Use only the broiler pan and g rid that came with your
range for broiling. They are designed for proper
drainage of fat and liquids and help prevent spatter,
smoke or fire.
For maximum juiciness, salt the first side just before
turning the meat. Salt the second side just before
serving.
Brush chicken and fish with butter several times as
they broil. When broiling fish, grease the grid to
prevent sticking and broil with skin side down. It is
not necessary to turn fish.
•
Never leave a soiled broiler pan in the range.
Grease In the pan may smoke or burn the next time
the oven Is used.
•
Be sure you know the correct procedure for
putting out a grease fire. See the section on
safety.
This chart Is a general guide. The size, weight, thickness, and starting temperature of tile food, as well as
your own personal preference, will affect the cooking
time. Times in the chart are based on the food being at
refrigerator temperature.
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THE SELF-CLEAN
BEFORE
A CLEAN
CYCLE
1. Set DELAY S'_AR_ TIME KNOB on the clock to the
present time ¢ f day.
CYCLE
2. Set the STOP*'IME knob to thetime of day when you
want the clean cycle to end.
1. Remove the broil pan and grid, oven racks, all utensils
and any foil that may be in the oven. Do not try to
clean utensils or any other objects in the oven du ring
a self-clean cycle. If oven racks are left in the
range during a clean cycle, they will darken,
lose their luster and become hard to slide. If
you choose to leave the racks In the oven, you can
polish the edges of the racks with steel wool and
apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the rack
edges after the self-clean cycle. This wi, make the
racks easier to slide.
Note:
The oven will not unlock until the
temperature
has dropped to a safe level; about
30 minutes after the stop time.
3. Turn OVEN SET KNOB to CLEAN.
4. Turn OVEN TEMP KNOB counterclockwise to CLEAN.
Turn the knob all the way until It stops.
5. Slide the door lock/unlock handle all the way to the
right to lock the door. You may need to press on the
door slightly to get It to lock.
2. Soil on the oven front frame, under the front edge of
the cooktop, the door liner outside the door seal and
the front edge of the oven cavity (about 1" into the
oven) will not be cleaned during a clean cycle (see
illustration below). Clean these areas by hand before
starting a clean cycle.
Use hot water with a soap-filled steel wool pad, then
rinse well.
FRONT FRAME
OVEN
•
TEMP
OVEN SET
OFF
CLEA_
/
r
SLIDE DOOR LOCK/UNLOCK HANDLE TO THE
RIGHT TO LOCK DOOR
DOOR SEAL'-'----DOORLINER
3. Wipe up heavy spiliovers on the oven bottom. Too
much soil may cause smoking during the clean cycle.
TO INTERRUPT
4. DO NOT rub or clean the door gasket (seal). The
fiberglass material of the gasket has an extremely low
resistance to abrasion. An Intact and well-fitting oven
door gasket Is essential for energy efficient oven
operation and good baking results. 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.
A CLEAN
CYCLE:
1. Turn STOP TIME knob to the current time of day.
2. Walt about 30 minutes.
Do not force the door lock handle. Slide door lock/
unlock handle to left to unlock door.
3. Turn OVEN SET KNOB to OFF.
WHEN
A CLEAN
CYCLE
IS FINISHED:
1. Stop time will be the same as the time of day.
2. Wait about 30 minutes. Do not force the door lock
handle.
Slide door lock/unlock handle to left to
unlock door.
3. Turn OVEN SET KNOB to OFF, Turn OVEN TEMP
KNOB clockwise.
For your safety, the oven door cannot
be unlocked while the oven is at cleaning temperature.
Alter a clean cycle,
the door cannot be unlocked until the
temperature
has dropped to a safe level
(about 30 minutes).
AFTER
A CLEAN
CYCLE
After a clean cycle, you may notice some white ash in the
oven. Just wipe It up with a damp cloth.
TO
SET
A CLEAN
If white spots remain, scrub them with a soap-filled steel
wool pad. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with a white
vinegar and water mixture. These deposits are usually
a salt residue that cannot be removed by the clean cycle.
If the oven is not clean after one clean cycle, the cycle
CYCLE:
Recommended Cleaning Times:
Light Soil ...........................................
Moderate Soil ....................................
Heavy Soil ..........................................
1-1/2 hours
2-1/2 hours
3-1/2 hours
8
may be repeated.
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TO SET
DELAYED
CLEAN
CYCLE:
NOTE: Clock must be set to correct time of day.
1. Turn OVEN SET KNOB to CLEAN.
4. Turn OVEN TEMP KNOB to CLEAN. Turn the knob
all the way until it stops.
2. Set the Delay Start Time Knob on the clock to the time
of day when you want cleaning to begin.
5. Slide the door lock/unlock handle all the way to the
right to lock the door.
3. Set the Stop Time Knob to the time of day when you
want the clean cycle to end. (See recommended
cleaning times on previous page.)
After cleaning ends, wait about 30 minutes for oven to cool.
Turn OVEN SET KNOB and OVEN TEMP KNOB to OFF. Slide
doorlockiunlock handleto left to unlock door. Nevertorcethe
door lock handle.
CLEANING
TIPS
On the following pages, all removable parts on your range are shown. Reler to those pages when cleaning your range.
Warm water, a mild detergent and a soft cloth are safe to use on all cleanable parts of your range.
Do not use metal scoudng pads, except where recommended.
PART
CLEANING
MATERIALS
REMARKS
Control panel and knobs
Detergent, warm water, soft cloth
Do not use abrasive cleaners. Knobs pull
off for easier cleaning.
Porcelain enameled
cooktop
Detergent, warm water, plastic or nyion scouring pad, cleansing powder
Clean after each spillover. If acidic foods
(such as hot fruit fillings, milk, tomatoes,
sauerkraut or sauces with vinegar or lemon juice) should spill on the cooktop, use
a dry paper towel or cloth to wipe up right away. When the surlace has cooled, wash
and rinse. For other spills, such as fat spatterings, wash with soap and water when
cooled and then rinse. Polish with a dr t cloth.
Rinse well after cleaning. Cleaning inside the !
oven need only be done as an optional touchup between self-clean cycles. See the selfcleaning section for more information.
Self-cleaning oven
finish
Detergent, warm water and/or soapfilled steel wool pad
Do not use oven cleaner in or around
any part of the oven
Oven door gasket
Do Not Clean
Do Not clean the door gasket; the fiberglass
material ofthe gasket has an extremely low resistance to abrasion. An intact and well-fitting
oven door gasket is essential for energy efficient oven operation and good baking results.
It you notice the gasket becoming worn, fm red or damaged in any way, or if ithas become
displaced on the door, you should have it replaced.
Oven racks
Detergent, warm water, soap-fined
scouring pad, plastic scouring pad
Remove from oven to clean. Rinse thoroughly.
Burner box bottom (area
under cooktop)
Detergent and water
Clean after each splllover with detergent
and water. Dry well.
Broiler pan and grid
Dotergent,warm water, soap-filled scou ring pad, commercial oven cleaner (pan
only)
Remove soiled pan from oven to cool.
Drain fat or drippings. Fill pan with warm
water. Sprinkle grid with detergent and
cover with damp cloth or paper towels. Let pan and grid soak fora few minutes. Rinse
or scour as needed. Dry well. Grid and pan may be washed in a dishwasher.
Glass
Glass cleaner and paper towels
Remove stubborn soil with paste of baking
sodaand water. DO NOT uss abrasivecleaners. Rinsa thoroughiy.
Porcelain drip bowls
Ammonia or abrasive cleaners and
scouring
Put 1/4 cup ammonia into drip bowl. Place
in enclosed plastic bag or container. The
fumes will soften the soil. Allow bowl to
soak overnight. Do not clean porcelain
bowls in self-cleaning ovens. Bowlscan be
cleaned in a dishwasher.
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CLEANING
TIPS (cont.)
=
PART
CLEANING
MATERIALS
REMARKS
Chrome drip bowls
]
Bo_Is can permanently
disc
if !
exp )sed to excessive
heat or if soil
is allowed to bake on.
Brown food stains
Detergent and water, plastic scouring
pads, mild abrasive cleaners, soapfilled scouring pads, ammonia
After each use, wash, rinse and dr7 to
prevent difficult soils. If heavily soiled,
place an ammonia-soaked paper towel on
stains to loosen sell, then gentl scrub
with plastic scouring pad.
Blue/gold heat
stains
Metal Polish
These stains are caused by overheating,
normally occur over a period of ti_ _, and
usually are permanent.
To minimize:
1. Avoid excessh/e useof the high heatsetting. Use itto startcooking,then lowerthe he
,g]
to finish cooking.
2. Use flat bottom pans that do not extend more than two Inches from the surface element.
REMOVABLE
KNOBS
The control knobs may be removed for easy cleaning by
pulling the knob straight off stem. Be sure that the knob
is in the OFF position before removal.
2. Checktheinsideoftheknobandlindthemolded
rib.
3. Replace the knob by fitting the molded rib inside the
knob into the clear groove on the stem.
Hint: Slip a thin cloth (such as a handkerchief) or a piece
of string under and around the knob edge and pull up.
MOLDED
RIB
Caution:
Read these instructions
carefully
before replacing
the knobs.
Replacing
the knobs
improperly will damage the knobs and the spring
clip on the stems. If this happens, the knobs will
fit loosely.
To replace
the
knob:
1. The knob stem has a groove In each side. The groove
on one side has a spring clip. The other groove is
clear (see Illustration).
REMOVABLE
COOKTOP
UNITS
The cooktop elements can be unplugged and the bowls
removed for cleaning.
Be sure all cooktop unit control knobs are turned
off and elements
are cool before you remove or
replace a cooktop unit.
To remove=
;
SPRING
CLIP
IMPORTANT:
Never operate
a cooktop
element
without
the
bowl
in place.
This
can
cause
scorching
of the cooktop,
burning
of wiring insulation
an_f loss of energy,
Grasp element, tilt it upward slightly to clear the
bowl, then pull away from the receptacle. The element
will not sit level when replaced if it is forced tQo far
upward when removed.
\
2. See the Cleaning Tips Section about information or',
cleaning reflector bowls.
3. Lift out the bowl.
Do not put the element into water. It cleans itself when
heated during normal use.
REFL _: _l:JR
1
BOWLS
/ /
RECEPTACLE
Replace the bowt. Besurethereceptacleisshowing
in the bowl opening.
Do not lift a plug-in unit more than 1". if you do, it may
2. Slide the plug of t he element firmly into the receptacle
not lie flat on the drip pan when you plug it back in.
and lower the element into place.
Repeated lifting of the plug-In unit more than 1" above
10
NECCH42
the drip pan can permanently damage the receptacle.
ANTI-TIP
DEVICE
ADJACENT CABINET
OR FINAL LOCATION OF
RANGE SIDE PANEL
If your range is removed for cleaning,
servicing or any reason, be sure anti.
tip device
is re-engaged
properly
when the range is replaced.
Failure
to take this precaution
could result in
tipping of the range and cause injury.
OUTSIDE EDGE OF
BRACKET TO BE FLUSH
LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE
When replacing the range:
1. Slide the range into place.
2. Be sure the rear leg leveler tully engages the slot in
the bracket. To Insure the device Is properly Installed and engaged, remove the drawer panel and
Inspect the rear leveling leg. Make sure it fits
securely Into the slot.
REMOVABLE
STORAGE
MAKESURE
LEG LEVELER
ENGAGES SLOT
DRAWER
This drawer gives you space for keeping cook.
ware and bakeware.
Plastics
and flammable
material should not be kept in this drawer.
__(_
GUIDE STOP
Do not overload the storage drawer. If the drawer is too
heavy, it may slip off the track when opened. To open the
drawer, grasp the center of the handle and pull straight
out,
To remove:
Pull drawer straight out and lift over the guide stops.
To replace:
Lift over the guide stops and slide drawer Into place.
REPLACING
THE
OVEN
Be sure that the light switch
LIGHT
is in the off position.
Do not touch hot oven bulb. Do not touch oven
bulb with wet hands. Do not wipe oven light area
with wet cloth.
Never touch the electrically
bulb when replacing
it.
live collar
on the
Electrical
power must be shut off if you have to
replace a broken bulb.
1. Unscrew glass cover and remove.
2. Replace the bulb with a 40 watt appliance bulb.
GLASS COVEI
3. Replace the cover.
Note:
We recommend you use a 40 waft appliance bulb
that Is no longer than 3 1/2".
11
NEMN_9
REMOVABLE
OVEN
RACKS
Be careful not to scratch the oven finish
installing or removing oven racks.
NOTE: For best )er_ormance
remove oven racks
during a clean _ jclc:. If oven racks are left in the
range during a s elf-clean cycle, they will darken,
lose their luste _ and become hard to slide.
when
If you choose t(_ leave the racks in the oven, you
can polish the edges of the racks with steel wool
and apply a small amount of vegetable
oil to the
rack edges after the self-clean
cycle.
To install:
1. Set the raised back edge of the rack on a pair of rack
guides.
2. Push the rack In until you reach the bump in the rack
guide, then lift the front of the rack and push the rack
all the way In.
TO remove:
BUMPiN
1, Pull the oven rack out, then up,
Some models have one standard oven rack and one
folding oven rack.
The folding rack can be easily stored away when not in
use.
REMOVABLE
OVEN
RACK_
DOOR
To remove:
STOP (BROIL) POSITION
1. Open the door to the stop position (see illustration).
2. Grasp the door at each side and lift up and off the
hinges.
NOTE: When the door is removed
and hinge arms
are at stop position, do not bump or try to move
the hinge arms.
The hinges could snap back
causing an injury to the hands or damage to the
porcelain
on the front of the range.
Cover the
hinges with toweling or empty towel rolls while
working in the oven area.
To replace:
HINGE
1. Hold the door over the hinges with the slots at the
bottom edge of the door lined up with the hinges.
The hinge arms must still be in the stop
position.
2. Slide the door down onto the hinges as far as It will
go and close the door.
LIFT-UP
COOKTOP
NOTE:
Some models do not have prop rods.
The cooktop
can be raised so the area underneath
can be cleaned.
To raise
cooktop:
1. Remove the cooktop units.
2. Grasp the front of the cooktop and lift up until the
support rods snap Into position to hold the cooktop.
Porcelain enamel can chip, Handle porcelain enameled
cooktops carefully.
To lower
cooktop:
/
1. Push Inonthe front ofthe support rods while towering
the cooktop,
PROP RODS
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NEMNT55
BEFORE
CALLING
Save time and money
FOR SERVICE
m Check
this list before
you call for service.
To eliminate unnecessary service calls, first, read all the Instructions in this manual carefully. Then, it you have a
problem, always check this list of common problems and possible solutions before you call for service.
If you do have a problem you cannot fix yourself, call your nearest Sears Store or Service Center for help. When
calling, have this manual, the Repair Parts List, your model number, serial number and purchase date handy.
DON'T
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
CALL FOR SERVICE
UNTIL
YOU CHECK
• Range does not work;
totally inoperative
No power to range
Check household circuit breaker or fuse.
Check cord (if equipped) to be sure it is
plugged In.
• Oven does not heat;
cooktop elements OK
Oven controls set incorrectly
Check oven control.
Oven Temp Knob turned too
far past 500 Broil
500 Broil must be aligned with indicator mark
above Oven Temp Knob.
Element(s)unplugged
Check element connections by removing and
re-plugging element(s) firmly.
Cooktop
does
work; oven OK
not
Foods do not bake
properly
• Improper operation of control
• Be sure knob Is pushed In while turning.
• Oven not
enough
long
• Be sure to preheat until Oven Temp Indicator
Light goes out.
• Improper rack or pan placement
• Maintain uniform air space around pans and
utensils; see cooking hints section.
• Oven vent blocked or covered
• Reflector bowl for right rear element must
have hole in the center over the oven vent.
•
• Foil use not recommended.
preheated
Improper use of foil
• Improper temperature setting
for utensil used
• Recipe not followed
• Reduce temperature 25 ° for glass or dull/
darkened pans,
• Is recipe tested and reliable?
•
Range and oven rack not level
• Check the Installation section for leveling
instructions.
•
Using improper cookware
• See cooking hints.
• Oven temperature
seems inaccurate
•
Thermostat calibration
• See adjustments described In THERMOSTAT
ADJUSTMENTS section.
• Foods do not broil
•
Oven door closed
• Open door to broil stop position.
properly
•
• Oven smokes
• Oven door accldentallylockedwhilebakIng or broiling
Improper rack position
Check broil pan placement; see Broiling section.
Oven preheated
Do not preheat when broiling.
Improper utensil used
Improper broiling time
Use broiler pan and grid supplied with range.
Dirty oven
Broiler pan full of grease left
in oven
Check for heavy spillover.
Oven has heated to hightemperatures
Turn Oven Set Knob to OFF. Allow oven to
cool until lock handle slides easily. Never
force door lock/unlock handle.
Check broiling chart.
13
Check pan and grid after each use.
NESER58-1
BEFORE
CALLING
FOR
PROBLEM
SERVICE
POSSIBLE
(continued)
CAUSE
DON'T CALL FOR SERVICE
UNTIL YOU CHECK
Oven will not self-clean
or poor self-cleaning
results
Controls set incorrectly
Clean cycle interrupted too
soon
Oven too dirty
Oven door will not unlock
Clean cycle not complete
See self-clean Instructions.
Heavily soiled ovens require a 3 1/2 hoL
clean cycle.
Heavy spinovers should be removed b,
fore setting clean cycle. Repeat cle_
cycle,
Oven must cool below lock temperatu
(approximately 30 minutes after cle_
cycle Is complete),
Turn oven control to OFF. Wait until ov(
cools and door will unlock. Do not fon
the dooi' lock.
Door accidentally locked
while baking or broiling
Oven
work
light
THERMOSTAT
does
not
Light switch in OFF position
Check switch setting; see operating
structlons.
Light bulb burned out
Check or replace light bulb; see remo
able parts section of this manual.
ADJUSTMENTS
4. Hold the knob handle (A on illustration)while turningthe
disk (Bon illustration)in thedeslred directionto increase
or decrease the temperature. (See illustration_low for
"Self-Clean Thermostat".) As you turn, you should be
able to hear clicks and feel notches or teeth. Each
click or notch Is 15°F. You can turn up to 2 clicks cr
notches in either direction.
The temperature in your new oven has been set correctly at the factory, so be sure to follow the recipe
temperatures and times the first few times you bake in
your new oven.
We do not recommend the use of inexpensive thermometers, such as those found in the grocery store, to
readjust the temperature setting of your new oven.
These thermometers can vary by 20 ° - 40°F. Your oven
has been preset to maximize cooking efficiency.
5. When you reach the desired adjustment, retighten
both screws.
"A....
e"
KNOB
DiSK
if you think the oven should be hotter or cooler, you can
adjust it yourself. To decide how much to change the
temperature, set the oven temperature 25°F higher or
lower than the temperature in your recipe, then bake.
The results of this "test" should give you an idea of how
much the temperature should be changed.
To adjust
TO MAKE OVEN
COOLER
TURN DiSK
#-
knob:
1. Turn OVEN SET KNOB to OFF and remove the knob
by pulling straight off.
2. Look at the back of the knob. The arrow pointing to
the center of the bottom screw indicates the original
factory setting.
3. Use a screwdriver to loosen the two screws about 2
turns each.
TO MAKE OVEN
HOTTER
TURN DISK
14
NESER59-1
KENMORE
ELECTRIC
f
WARRANTY
FULL ONE YEAR WARRANTY
ON THE FUNCTIONING
PARTS EXCEPT GLASS PARTS
OF ALL
•
If, within one year from the date of installation, any part, other than a glass
part, fails to function properly due to a defect In material or workmanship,
Sears will repair or replace it, tree of charge.
FULL 30.DAY WARRANTY ON GLASS PARTS AND FINISH OF PORCELAIN ENAMEL, PAINTED OR BRIGHT METAL FINISHED PARTS
If, within 30 days from the date of installation, any glass part or the finish
on any porcelain enamel, painted or bright metal part is defective in
material or workmanship, Sears will replace the part, free of charge.
FULL 90-DAY WARRANTY
ON MECHANICAL
ADJUSTMENTS
Dear Customer:
Our constant etlorts
RANGE
are
directed toward making
sure your new Kenmore
Range will arrive at your
home in perfect condition
For 90 days trom t he date of installation, Sears will provide, lree of charge,
any mechanical adjustments necessary for proper operation of the range,
except for normal maintenance.
and will give you proper
performance. As part of
these efforts, we feel it is
If the range is subjected to other than private family use, the above
warranty coverage is effective for only 90 days.
WARRANTY
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE
BY CONTACTING
THE
NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT
IN THE
UNITED STATES
our responsibility to provide you with this warranty
for your range.
This warranty applies only while this product is in use in the United States.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK and CO,
Dept.
Sears
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731 CR-W
Tower
Chicago,
IL
60684
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WE SERVICE
WHAT
WE SELL
"We Service What We Sell" is our assurance to you that you can depend on Sears for service because Sears
service is nationwide.
Your Kenmore Range has added value when you consider that Sears has a service unit near you staffed by
Sears trained technicians.,,
professional technicians specifically trained on Sears appliances, having the
parts, tools and equipment to ensure that we meet our pledge to you -- "We Service What We SelW'
TO FURTHER ADD TO THE VALUE OF YOUR RANGE, BUY A SEARS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT.
Years of Ownership Coverage
Kenmore Ranges are designed, manulactured and
tested for years of dependable operation. Yet, any
modern appliance may require service from time
to time. The Sears warranty plus the Sears Maintenance Agreement provides protection from unexpected repair bills and assures you of enjoying
maximum range efficiency.
Here's a comparative warranty and Maintenance
Agreement chart showing you the benefits of a
Sears Range Maintenance Agreement.
1st Year
1
Replacement of Detective
Parts other than Porcelain
or Glass
2
.°chao_o.,
Adjustment
3
Porcelain and Glass Palls
W
2nd Year
_rd Year
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
Maintenance
Agreor(K,Nt
90 DAYS
W
30 DAYS
W
Annual Preventive Mainten*
4
a,,ceChook.t
yourrequ., MA
W
- W_rranty
MA
CONTACT YOUR SEARS SALESPERSON OR LOCAL SEARS SERVICE
CENTER TODAY AND PURCHASE A SEARS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT.
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