Frigidaire 316000641 Range User Manual

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Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner’s Guide are not meant to
cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense
and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining
any appliance.
This Owner’s Guide contains general
operating instructions for your range
and feature information for several
models. Your range may not have all
the described features.
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Product Registration ...................................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................ 3-4
Grounding Instructions .................................................................................. 4
Control Pad Functions ................................................................................... 5
Setting the Clock and Minute Timer .............................................................. 6
Setting Surface Controls ............................................................................. 7-8
Before Setting Warmer Drawer Controls ....................................................... 9
Setting Warmer Drawer Controls ................................................................ 10
Before Setting Oven Controls ...................................................................... 11
Setting Oven Controls ............................................................................. 11-13
Oven Cleaning ........................................................................................ 14-15
General Cleaning .................................................................................... 16-19
Changing Cooktop and/or Oven Lights ........................................................ 19
Adjusting Oven Temperature ....................................................................... 20
Avoid Service Checklist ........................................................................... 21-22
If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone
in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified
installer, servicer or the gas supplier.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow all instructions
given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of these symbols.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that
may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that
may cause bodily injury or property damage.
•Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the range.
Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the
range. Never allow children to play with packaging material.
•Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance
with the National Gas Code ANSI Z223.1—latest edition, or in
Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70—latest edition, or
in Canada CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code,
Part 1, and local code requirements. Install only per installation
instructions provided in the literature package for this range.
for storage.
Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range.
Children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously
•Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials should not
be stored in an oven, near surface burners or in the storage
drawer (if equipped). This includes paper, plastic and cloth
items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as
flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans
on or near the range. Flammable materials may explode and
result in fire or property damage.
•Do not leave children alone. Children should not be left alone
or unattended in the area where an appliance is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the
OVEN. Areas near surface burners may become hot enough to
cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing
or other flammable materials touch these areas until they have
had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the cooktop,
surfaces facing the cooktop, the oven vent openings and surfaces
near these openings, oven door and window.
•Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging garments
should never be worn while using the appliance. Do not let
clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the electrical
power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of
an emergency.
•User Servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.
All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician
to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the range.
•Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing
leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tip brackets/screws, or
any other part of the product.
Do not use the oven or warmer drawer (if equipped)
the room.
Never use your appliance for warming or heating
•Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smother the fire
with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foamtype extinguisher.
•When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may
catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
•Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp potholders on hot
surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the
potholders touch the flame or burners. Do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.
•Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Build-up of pressure
may cause the container to burst and result in injury.
•Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be
stored or discarded.
•IMPORTANT—Do not attempt to operate the oven during a
power failure. If the power fails, always turn the oven control
to off. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the doors or
drawers of this range can result in serious injuries and may
also cause damage to the range. Do not allow children to climb
or play around the range. The weight of a child on an open door
may cause the range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other
•Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan
and grid allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the
high heat of the broiler.
•Do not cover the broiler grid with aluminum foil. Exposed fat
and grease could ignite.
•Do not touch a hot light bulb (some models) with a damp
cloth. Doing so could cause the bulb to break. Disconnect the
range or turn off the power to the range before removing and
replacing light bulb.
Cold temperatures can damage the electronic
control. When using the appliance for the first time, or when the
appliance has not been used for an extended period of time, be
certain the unit has been in temperatures above 32°F for at least
3 hours before turning on the power to the appliance.
•Know which knob controls each surface heating unit.
Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust flame size so it
does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner flame to
direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper
relationship of utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.
•Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that
could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area underneath
each surface burner. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease
filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to accumulate.
Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. Refer to the hood
manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
•Kitchen cleaners/aerosols—Always follow the manufacturer's
recommended directions for use. Be aware that excess residue
from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and/or
•Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface Burners—To reduce the risk of burns,
ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional
contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be
positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over
adjacent surface burners.
•Never Leave Surface Burners Unattended at High Settings—
Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or
a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
•Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line the surface
burner pans, the oven bottom or any other part of the range.
Only use aluminum foil as recommended for baking if used as a
cover placed on the food. Any other use of protective liners or
aluminum foil may interfere with heat and air distribution, and
combustion. Damage to the range or personal injury may result.
•Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for rangetop service without breaking due to the
sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer's
recommendations for rangetop use.
•Do Not Use Decorative Surface Burner Covers. If a burner is
accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and
possibly melt. You will not be able to see that the burner is on.
Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also
be done to the cooktop or burners because the covers may cause
overheating. Air will be blocked from the burner and cause
combustion problems.
•Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts of the oven
listed in this owner's guide. Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored in the oven.
•Do not clean the oven 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 oven cleaner or oven liner
protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any
part of the oven.
Grounding Instructions
(electric ignition models only)
This appliance is equipped with a 3-prong
grounding plug for your protection against shock hazard and
should be plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle.
DO NOT cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
For personal safety, the range must be properly grounded. For
maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an
electrical outlet that is correctly polarized and properly grounded.
If a 2-prong wall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the
personal responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced with
a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.
•Use Care When Opening Door—Stand to the side of the range
when opening the door of a hot oven. Let hot air or steam escape
before you remove or replace food in the oven.
•Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven is vented
below the backguard. Touching the surfaces in this area when
the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do not place
plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These
items could melt or ignite.
•Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in desired
location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is
hot, use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack
with both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the
oven burner flame or interior of the oven. Remove all utensils
from the rack before removing rack.
Do not under any circumstances
cut or remove the 3rd round
grounding prong from the power
cord plug. Do not operate the
range using a 2-prong adapter
or an extension cord. See the
Installation Instructions
packaged with this range for
complete installation and
grounding instructions.
Control Pad
satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various functions of the
oven as described below.
to cancel any function
previously entered
except the time of day
and minute timer.
Push CANCEL to stop
UP and DOWN ARROW PADS— Used along with the
function pads to select oven temperature, cooking
time, stop time (when programming an automatic
stop time), time of day, clean time and minute timer.
to enter the
normal baking
PAD— Used
to select the
variable broil
Used to select
the selfcleaning
to set the time of
light to show
which feature is in
Used to enter the
length of the
baking time.
The "OVEN" light will glow each time
the oven burner turns on to maintain
the set oven temperature. The "PREHEAT" light will glow when the oven is
first set to operate, or if the desired
temperature is reset higher than the
actual oven temperature. The "LOCK"
light will flash until the door locks
when the self-clean cycle is in use. It
glows constantly after the door locks.
PAD— Used to set
or cancel the
minute timer. The
minute timer does
not start or stop
Used to set the desired
stop time for baking.
Can be used with
program a delayed
bake cycle.
The oven can be programmed to:
Bake normally
Time bake
Vari Broil
For a silent control panel:
When choosing a function, a beep will be heard each time a pad is pushed. If desired, the controls can be programmed
for silent operation. Push and hold STOP TIME. After 7 seconds, the control will beep once. This will block the controls
from sounding when a pad is pushed. To return the sound, push and hold STOP TIME again for 7 seconds until 1 beep
is heard.
Note: The control will return to the audible mode after a power outage.
Temperature conversion:
The electronic oven control is set to operate in °F (Fahrenheit) when shipped from the factory. The oven can be programmed
for any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (65°C to 287°C).
To change the temperature to °C (Celsius) or from °C to °F (control should not be in a Bake or Clean mode):
1. Push VARI BROIL. "— — —" appears in the display.
2. Push and hold the UP ARROW until "HI" appears in the display.
3. Push and hold VARI BROIL until °F or °C appears in the display.
4. Push the UP or DOWN ARROW to change °F to °C or °C to °F.
5. Push any function pad to return to normal operating mode.
Setting the Clock and
Minute Timer
To Set the Clock
When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has
been interrupted, the display will flash "12:00".
1. Push CLOCK.
2. Within 5 seconds, push and hold the UP or DOWN ARROW until the correct
time of day appears in the display.
Note: The clock cannot be changed during any timed bake or self-clean
Note: The oven function will not work
if the time of day clock is not set.
(Figure 2 Only)
To Set the Minute Timer
2. Push the UP ARROW to increase the time in one minute increments. Push and
hold the UP ARROW to increase the time in 10 minute increments. The timer
can be set for any amount of time from 1 minute to 11 hours and 59 minutes.
Note: If you push the DOWN ARROW first, the timer will advance to 11 hours
and 59 minutes.
3. The display shows the timer count down in minutes until one minute
remains. Then the display will count down in seconds.
4. When the set time has run out, the timer will beep 3 times. It will then
continue to beep 3 times every 60 seconds until TIMER ON/OFF is pushed.
Note: The minute timer does not start or stop cooking. It serves as an extra
timer in the kitchen that will beep when the set time has run out. The minute
timer can be used alone or during any of the other oven functions. When the
minute timer is in use with any other mode, the minute timer will be shown in
the display. To view other functions, push the function pad for that mode.
To Change the Minute Timer while it is in use:
While the timer is active and shows in the display, push and hold the UP or
DOWN ARROW to increase or decrease the time.
To Cancel the Minute Timer before the set time has run out:
Flame Size
Never extend the flame beyond the
outer edge of the utensil. A higher
flame simply wastes heat and energy,
and increases your risk of being burned
by the flame.
For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower
one to complete the process. Use the chart below as a guide for determining
proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type of utensil used
and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for
For deep fat frying, use a thermometer and adjust the surface control knob
accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the food will absorb the fat and be greasy.
If the fat is too hot, the food will brown so quickly that the center will be
undercooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once as the food
will neither brown nor cook properly.
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steam
Keep foods cooking; poach; stew
*Flame Size
High Flame
Medium Flame
Low Flame
*These settings are based on using medium-weight aluminum pans with
lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.
Proper Burner
The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is
clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should
be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.
To clean burner, see instructions under General Cleaning.
Surface Burners
Your range is equipped with either 4 standard sized sealed burners or 2
standard sized and 2 larger sized sealed burners. The amount and type of food
being prepared, and the size and type of utensils being used will determine the
suitability of the surface burner used.
If equipped the larger surface burner is best utilized when bringing large
quantities of liquid to temperature, preparing larger quantities of food, or
using larger, heavier utensils.
Setting Surface
Each burner lights automatically from an electric ignitor each time a control
knob is turned to the LITE position.
To operate the surface burner:
1. Place cooking utensil on burner.
2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. Note: All electronic
ignitors will click at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning
on will ignite.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the desired flame size. The
control knobs do not have to be set at a particular mark. Use the guides and
adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the control knob in the LITE
position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to click if left in the LITE
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface burners can be lit
manually. To light a surface burner, hold a lit match to the burner head, then
slowly turn the surface control knob to LITE. Use caution when lighting surface
burners manually.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers,
spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the range when it is in use.
These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wood spoons could
catch fire if placed too close to a flame.
Before Setting Warmer
Drawer Controls
(if equipped)
Arranging Warmer Drawer Rack Positions
Set the warmer drawer rack in the vertical position as shown below.
The rack can be used in 2 ways:
• In the upright position to allow low profile food items to be placed both
under and on top of the rack (for example, rolls or biscuits on top of the rack
and a casserole dish under).
• In the downward position to allow you to place light weight food items and
empty dishware (for example, rolls or pastries and dinner plates).
Upright Position
Downward Position
Setting Warmer
Drawer Controls
To Operate the Warmer Drawer
Your range maybe equipped with a warmer drawer. The purpose of the warmer
drawer is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Always start with
hot food. It is not recommended to heat cold food in the warmer drawer.
(if equipped)
Use the warmer drawer to keep hot
foods hot such as: vegetables, gravies,
meats, casseroles, biscuits and rolls,
pastries and heated dinner plates.
All food placed in the warmer drawer should be covered with a lid or aluminum
foil to maintain quality. Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may
melt onto the drawer and be very difficult to clean.
Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended for oven use in the
warmer drawer.
Always use potholders or ovenmitts when removing food from
the warmer drawer as cookware and plates will be hot.
Indicator Light
The indicator light is located below the thermostat control. It turns on when the
control is set, and stays on until the control is turned off. The warmer drawer
is inoperable during the self-clean cycle. The indicator light will not come on
during the self-clean cycle.
To Set the Thermostat Control
The thermostat control is used to select the temperature of the warmer drawer.
It is located on the control panel. To set the thermostat, push in and turn the
knob to the desired setting. The temperatures are approximate, and are
designated by HI, MED and LO.
1. Select the temperature setting.
2. For best results, preheat the drawer before adding food. An empty drawer
will preheat in approximately 15 minutes.
3. When done, turn the thermostat control to OFF.
Temperature Selection
Warmer Drawer Recommended
Food Settings Chart
Food Item
Roasts (Beef, Pork, Lamb)
Pork Chops
Hamburger Patties
Fried Foods
Rolls, soft
Rolls, hard
Empty Dinner Plates
Refer to the chart in the side column for recommended settings. If a particular
food is not listed, start with the medium setting. If more crispness is desired,
remove the lid or aluminum foil.
Most foods can be kept at serving temperatures by using the medium setting.
When a combination of foods are to be kept warm (for instance, a meat with
2 vegetables and rolls), use the high setting.
Refrain from opening the warmer drawer while in use to eliminate loss of heat
from the drawer.
Before Setting Oven
Oven Vent Location
The oven vent is located below the
backguard. When the oven is on, warm
air is released through the vents. This
venting is necessary for proper air
circulation in the oven and good baking
Arranging Oven Racks
OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when using the oven.
To remove, pull the rack forward
until it stops. Lift up front of rack and
slide out. To replace, fit the rack
onto the guides on the oven walls.
Tilt the front of the rack upward and
slide the rack back into place.
To bake on 1 rack, place the rack on
position 3 or 4. To bake on 2 racks,
place the racks on positions 2 and 4.
Setting Oven Controls
Note: The oven function will not work
if the time of day clock is not set.
(Figure 2 Only)
To Set or Change the Temperature for Normal Baking
The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 550°F
(65°C to 287°C).
To Set the Controls for Normal Baking:
1. Push BAKE. "— — —" appears in the display.
2. Within 5 seconds, push the UP or DOWN ARROW. The display will show
"350°F (177°C)." By holding the UP or DOWN ARROW, the temperature can
then be adjusted in 5°F (1°C) increments.
3. As soon as the UP or DOWN ARROW is released, the oven will begin heating
to the selected temperature. When the displayed temperature reaches the
desired baking temperature, the control will beep 3 times.
4. To cancel the baking function, push CANCEL.
To Change the Oven Temperature after Baking has Started:
1. If you are using the minute timer, push BAKE and make sure the bake
temperature is displayed.
2. Push the UP or DOWN ARROW to increase or decrease the set temperature.
Setting Oven Controls
Use caution when using
the automatic timer. Use the automatic
timer when cooking cured or frozen
meats and most fruits and vegetables.
Foods that can easily spoil such as milk,
eggs, fish, meat or poultry, should be
chilled in the refrigerator first. Even
when chilled, they should not stand in
the oven for more than 1 hour before
cooking begins, and should be removed
promptly when cooking is completed.
To Set the Automatic Timer (Timed Bake Feature)
The BAKE TIME and STOP TIME controls operate the Timed Bake feature. The
automatic timer will turn the oven on and off at the times you select in advance.
The oven can be programmed to start immediately and shut off automatically
or to begin baking at a later time with an automatic shutoff.
To Program the Oven to Begin Baking Immediately and To Shut Off
1. Be sure that the clock shows the correct time of day.
2. Place the food in the oven.
3. Push BAKE.
4. Within 5 seconds, push the UP or DOWN ARROW. The display will show
“350°F (177°C)." By holding the UP or DOWN ARROW, the temperature can
then be adjusted in 5°F (1°C) increments.
5. Push BAKE TIME. "0:00" will flash in the display.
6. Push the UP or DOWN ARROW until the desired amount of baking time
appears in the display.
Once the Controls are Set:
a. The oven will come on and begin heating to the selected baking temperature.
b. The oven temperature will show in the display.
When the Set Bake Time Runs Out:
a. "END" will appear in the display window and the oven will shut off
b. The control will beep 3 times every 60 seconds until CANCEL is pushed.
To Program Oven for a Delayed Start Time and to Shut-Off Automatically
Follow steps 1-6 above, THEN:
7. Push STOP TIME. The earliest possible stop time will flash in the display.
8. Push the UP or DOWN ARROW until the desired stop time appears in the
9. Once the controls are set, the control calculates the time when baking will
start in order to finish at the time you have set.
When the Set Bake Time Runs Out:
a. "END" will appear in the display window and the oven will shut off
b. The control will beep 3 times every 60 seconds until CANCEL is pushed.
To Change the Oven Temperature or Bake Time after Baking has Started:
1. Push the function pad you want to change.
2. Push the UP or DOWN ARROW to adjust the setting.
Setting Oven Controls
The broiler pan and its grid allow
dripping grease to drain and be kept
away from the high heat of the broiler.
DO NOT use the pan without its grid.
DO NOT cover the grid with foil. The
exposed grease could ignite.
To Broil
1. Arrange oven rack while oven is still cool. Position the rack as suggested in
the chart below.
Rack Position From Top
Rare steaks
Ham slices, fish, medium steaks,
hamburgers and chops
Well-done foods such as chicken
and lobster
3. Push and hold the UP or DOWN ARROW until the desired broil setting level
appears in the display. Push the UP ARROW for HI broil or the DOWN ARROW
for LO broil. Most foods can be broiled at the HI broil setting. Select the LO
broil setting to avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be
cooked to the well-done stage.
4. Place the grid on the broiler pan, then place the food on the grid. DO NOT
use the broiler pan without the grid or cover the grid with aluminum foil. The
exposed fat could ignite.
5. Place the pan on the oven rack. Leave the oven door closed when broiling.
6. Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side.
Season and serve. Note: Always pull the rack out to the stop position before
turning or removing food.
7. When broiling is finished, push CANCEL.
Should an oven fire occur, leave the oven door closed and turn
off the oven. If the fire continues, use a fire extinguisher. DO NOT put water or
flour on the fire. Flour may be explosive.
Oven Cleaning
During the self-cleaning
cycle, the outside of the range can
become very hot to the touch. DO NOT
leave small children unattended near
the appliance.
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part
of the range with aluminum foil. Doing
so will destroy heat distribution, produce
poor baking results and cause
permanent damage to the oven interior
(aluminum foil will melt to the interior
surface of the oven).
Self-Cleaning Oven
A self-cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above cooking
temperatures) which eliminate soil completely or reduce it to a fine powdered
ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth.
1. Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
• Allow the oven to cool before precleaning.
• Wear rubber gloves when precleaning and while wiping up the residue
after the self-clean cycle.
• DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any
part of the self-cleaning oven.
• DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The woven material of the oven door
gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub,
damage or remove the gasket.
• DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so
could cause damage.
2. Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any aluminum foil.
These items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures.
3. Oven racks may be left in the oven or may be removed. If they go through
the clean cycle their color will turn slightly blue and the finish will be dull.
After the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the racks
with wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of baby oil or salad oil
(this will make the racks glide easier into the rack position).
4. Remove any excess spillovers in the oven cavity before starting the selfcleaning cycle. To clean, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Large spillovers
can cause heavy smoke or fire when subjected to high temperatures. DO
NOT allow food spills with a high sugar or acid content (such as milk,
tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the surface as
they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
5. Clean any soil from the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven door
gasket and the small area at the front center of the oven bottom. These areas
heat sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
Stopping or Interrupting a Self-Cleaning Cycle
If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a self-cleaning cycle due to excessive
smoke or fire:
1. Push CANCEL.
2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has
gone out, the oven door can be opened.
3. Correct the condition which caused the smoking.
4. Restart the self-clean cycle once all conditions have been corrected.
DO NOT force the oven door open. This can damage the
automatic door locking system. Use caution when opening the door after the
self-cleaning cycle is completed. The oven may still be VERY HOT.
Oven Cleaning
Use care when opening
the oven door after the self-cleaning
cycle. Stand to the side of the oven
when opening the door to allow hot air
or steam to escape.
To Start the Self-Clean Cycle
*We recommend a 2 hour self-clean cycle for light soils and a 3 hour cycle for
average to heavy soils (to assure satisfactory results).
To Set the Controls for a Self-Clean Cycle:
1. Be sure the clock shows the correct time of day.
2. Push CLEAN. "— — —" appears in the display.
3. Push the UP ARROW until "3:00" appears in the display for a 3 hour cycle, or
push the DOWN ARROW until "2:00" appears in the display for a 2 hour cycle.
4. As soon as the UP or DOWN ARROW is released, "CLn" appears in the display.
5. As soon as the controls are set, the motor driven lock will begin to close
automatically and the "LOCK" indicator light will flash. DO NOT open the
door while the light is flashing (it takes about 15 seconds for the lock to
6. The "LOCK" light will glow until the cleaning cycle is completed or cancelled,
and the oven temperature has cooled.
When the Self-Clean Cycle is Completed:
1. The time of day will appear in the display window and the "LOCK" light will
continue to glow.
2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has
gone out, the oven door can be opened.
DO NOT force the oven door open. This can damage the
automatic door locking system. Use caution when opening the door after the
self-cleaning cycle is completed. The oven may still be VERY HOT.
General Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range
Before cleaning any part of the range, be sure all controls are turned OFF and
How to Clean
Aluminum & Vinyl
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body Parts, and
Decorative Trim
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and
built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to
60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any
of these materials; they can scratch. To remove control knobs, turn to the OFF
position; grasp firmly and pull straight off the shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning,
line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Control Panel, Decorative Trim
Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls to OFF. Clean using hot, soapy
water and a dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water and a dishcloth. Be sure to squeeze
excess water from the cloth before wiping the panel; especially when wiping around
the controls. Excess water in or around the controls may cause damage to the
appliance. Cleaners made especially for stainless steel are recommended. Always
follow the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to rinse the cleaners as bluish stains
may occur during heating and cannot be removed. To replace knobs after cleaning,
line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into place.
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Cooktop, Broiler
Pan and Grid, Door Liner
Clean in the dishwasher and dry upon removal. If soils are not removed, follow the
cooktop cleaning instructions below.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an
ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a
damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with
a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during
future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the rangetop.
Sealed Burner Units
Burner Cap, Trim Ring (some
models), Burner Pans (some
models), and Burner Base
The holes in the burners of your range must be kept clean at all times for proper
ignition and a complete, even flame. Clean the burners routinely and especially after
bad spillovers which could clog these holes.
Oven Racks
Oven racks may be removed or left in the oven during the self-clean cycle for cleaning.
If removed, clean by using a mild, abrasive cleaner following manufacturer's
instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
To remove, clean and replace the entire burner cap assembly, follow the instructions
under General Cleaning. DO NOT put burner parts in the dishwasher.
If the racks are cleaned in the self-clean cycle, their color will turn slightly blue and
the finish will be dull. After the self-clean cycle is complete, and the oven has cooled,
rub the sides of the racks with wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of baby
oil or salad oil (this will make the racks glide easier into the rack positions).
Oven Door
To clean oven door, wash with hot, soapy water and a clean cloth. DO NOT immerse
the door in water.
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven
material which is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage
or remove the gasket.
General Cleaning
Unlike the standard gas range, THIS
attempt to remove or lift the cooktop.
Note: The burner cap assembly refers
to all parts of the sealed burner unit
(burner cap, burner pan (some models),
trim ring (some models), locating tab,
burner base and electrode).
To Clean the Cooktop
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the four burners are
sealed, cleanups are easy when spillovers are cleaned up immediately.
To clean, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.
To Clean the Contoured Well Areas, Burner Cap Assembly, Trim
Ring (some models), Burner Pan (some models) and Burner
The contoured well areas, burner cap assembly, trim ring (some models),
burner pan (some models) and burner base should be routinely cleaned.
Keeping the burner ports clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven
flame. See instructions below.
To Clean the Contoured Well Areas
The contoured well is a recessed area located around each burner unit. If a spill
occurs in one of the four well areas, blot up spill with an absorbent cloth. Rinse
with a clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.
To Remove the Burner Cap Assembly
The burner cap assembly parts differ per model. Your assembly will consist of
one of the following combinations: burner cap and trim ring; burner cap and
burner pan; or burner cap, trim ring and burner pan. Remove in the following
order: (1st) burner cap, (2nd) trim ring and (3rd) burner pan. Do not operate
the burners without the burner cap assembly in place.
To Clean the Burner Cap, Burner Pan (some models) and Trim Ring (some
Use a soap-filled scouring pad or a mild abrasive cleanser to clean burner caps,
trim rings and burner pans.
Use caution when
replacing the burner cap so the electrode
is not damaged. This may cause a
delayed ignition or prevent the burner
from igniting.
Any additions, changes
or conversions required in order for this
appliance to satisfactorily meet the
application needs must be made by an
authorized Frigidaire Distributor or
Qualified Agency.
To Clean the Burner Base and Gas Opening
The ports (or slots) around the burner base must be routinely cleaned. Use a
small-gauge wire or needle to clean small slots or holes.Use care to prevent
damage to the electrode. If a cleaning cloth should catch the electrode, it could
break or damage the electrode. If the electrode is damaged or broken, the
surface burner will not light.
For proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner—DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS,
OPENING. Gas must flow freely through the small hole in the brass orifice for
the burners to light properly. If the orifice gas opening becomes soiled or
clogged, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean. ALWAYS keep the burner
cap assembly in place whenever a surface burner is in use.
To Replace the Burner Cap Assembly
Make sure the burner cap assembly is thoroughly dry before placing back on
the burner.
1. Lower burner pan (some models) into place around the burner base.
2. Replace trim ring (some models).
3. Find the locating tabs on the burner cap and place in the locating slots in the
burner base. Make sure each burner cap is properly aligned and level.
4. Turn the burner on to determine if it will light. If the burner does not light
after cleaning, contact an authorized servicer. Do not service the sealed
burner yourself.
General Cleaning
The door is heavy. For
safe, temporary storage, lay the door
flat with the inside of the door facing
To Remove and Replace Oven Door
To Remove Oven Door
1. Open the door.
2. Remove screws located on the inside of the oven door near the hinges (one
on each side).
3. Close the door to the quarter-open position. Grasp the door firmly on both
sides and lift up and off the hinges.
4. To clean oven door, follow the instructions provided in the cleaning chart
under General Cleaning.
To Replace Oven Door
1. Be sure the hinge arms are in the quarter-open position. Be careful if pulling
the hinges open by hand. The hinges may snap back against the oven frame
and could pinch fingers.
2. Hold the door at the sides near the top. Insert the hinge arms into slots at
the bottom of the door.
3. Hinge arms must go into the range slots evenly. The hinge arms should be
inserted into the bottom corners of the door as far as they can go.
4. If the door is not in line with the oven frame, remove it and repeat the above
5. Replace screws previously removed.
To Remove and Replace Warmer Drawer (some models)
To Remove Warmer Drawer:
Turn power off before removing the warmer drawer.
2. Open the drawer to the fully opened position.
3. Locate the latches on both sides of the warmer drawer. The left latch is
visible. However, the right side is not and is located inside the drawer glides.
4. Pull up on the left glide latch while inserting a screwdriver over the right latch
and pushing down.
5. Pull the drawer away from the range.
6. To clean warmer drawer, see "Porcelain Enamel" in the cleaning chart on
page 16.
To Replace Warmer Drawer:
1. Align the glide latches on both sides of the drawer with the slots on the
2. Push the drawer back into the range.
Electrical Shock Hazard can occur and result in serious injury or
death. Disconnect appliance from electric power before cleaning and servicing
the warmer drawer.
General Cleaning
Figure 1
To Clean the Spice Rack (some models)
To mount the rack to the range refer to your Installation Instructions.
To Remove Spice Rack :
1. Remove all the spices from the spice rack.
2. Lift up on the bottom of the spice rack to remove it from the support posts.
To Clean Spice Rack:
1. Using a mild dish detergent, clean the spice rack. Cover stubborn spots with
an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Cleaners made
especially for stainless steel, chrome or copper are also recommended.
2. Rinse with clean water and a cloth.
3. Rinse off all cleaners and wipe dry before operating the range. Bluish stains
may result due to heat combining with the cleaning material; these stains
cannot be removed.
To Reinstall the Spice Rack:
1. Place the spice rack on top of the support posts. Make sure the top lip hooks
over the top of the support posts and the side flanges are around the side
of the support posts as shown in the diagram in Figure 1.
Changing Cooktop and/
or Oven Lights
(some models)
Be sure the range is
unplugged and all parts are COOL before
replacing the surface or oven lights.
Wear a leather-faced glove for
protection against possible broken
To Change the Cooktop Light (some models)
1. Turn power off at the main source or unplug the range.
2. Remove Phillips® Head screws (2) that secure the light cover and then lift the
light cover off.
3. Remove bulb by rolling back and up. Install the new bulb by sliding down and
rolling forward into place.
4. Re-install light cover and secure with Phillips® Head screws (2).
To Change the Oven Light (some models)
On some models, the oven light automatically turns on when the door is
opened. Some models have a switch located on the control panel to turn on the
light. The oven light is located at the rear of the oven and is covered with a glass
shield held by a wire holder. The glass shield must be in place whenever the
oven is in use.
To replace the oven light:
Turn electrical power off at the main source or unplug the range.
Press wire holder to one side to release the glass shield.
Replace bulb with a new 40 watt appliance bulb.
Replace glass shield over bulb and snap wire holder into place.
Turn power back on again at the main source (or plug the range back in).
The clock(if equipped) will then need to be reset. To reset, see Setting the
Clock and Minute Timer in this Owner's Guide.
Adjusting Oven
Note: The adjustments made will not
change the self-cleaning temperature.
The temperature in the oven has been set at the factory. When first using the
oven, be sure to follow recipe times and temperatures. If you think the oven is
too hot or too cool, the temperature in the oven can be adjusted. Before
adjusting, test a recipe by using a temperature setting that is higher or lower
than the recommended temperature. The baking results should help you to
decide how much of an adjustment is needed.
To Adjust Oven Temperature:
1. Push BAKE.
2. Set the temperature to 550°F (287°C) by pushing and holding the UP
3. Within 2 seconds, push and hold BAKE until the special 2 digit display
appears. Release BAKE. The display now indicates the amount of degrees
offset between the original factory temperature setting and the current
temperature setting. If the oven control has the original factory calibration,
the display will read "00."
4. The temperature can now be adjusted up or down 35°F (17°C), in 5°F (1°C)
steps, by pushing and holding the UP or DOWN ARROW. Adjust until the
desired amount of offset appears in the display.
5. When you have made the desired adjustment, push CANCEL to go back to
the time of day display. When adjusting oven temperature, a minus sign
(-) will appear before the number to indicate that the oven will be cooler by
the displayed amount of degrees.
Avoid Service Checklist
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense.
The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective
workmanship or materials in this appliance.
This oven is equipped with a state of the art electronic oven controller. Among
its many features is a full time oven circuit diagnostics system. The controller
constantly monitors its internal circuitry as well as several crucial oven circuits
to insure they are all operating correctly. If at any time one of these systems
fails, the controller will immediately stop operation, beeping and flashing an
error code of F1 or F3* in the display window.
Range is not level.
Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust
leveling legs at base of range until the rack is level. When range is level, cooktop may
appear out of alignment if countertop is not level.
Weak, unstable floor. Be sure floor is level and can adequately support range. Contact
a carpenter to correct sagging or sloping floor.
Kitchen cabinet misalignment may make range appear to be unlevel. Be sure cabinets
are square and have sufficient room for range clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance
must be accessible for service.
Cabinets not square or are built in too tight. Contact a cabinet maker to correct the
Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible.
Carpeting interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted over
Gas line is hard-plumbed. Have a flexible A.G.A./C.G.A. approved metal appliance
connector installed.
*Oven control beeps and displays
F1 or F3.
Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Push CANCEL to clear the display and
stop beeping. Reprogram oven. If fault recurs, record fault number. Push CANCEL and
contact an authorized servicer.
Surface burners do not light.
Surface Control knob has not been completely turned to LITE. Push in and turn the
Surface Control knob to LITE until burner ignites and then turn control knob to desired
flame size.
Burner ports are clogged. Clean burners. See "To Clean the Contoured Well Areas,
Burner Cap Assembly, Trim Ring (some models), Burner Pan (some models) and Burner
Base" under General Cleaning. With the burner off, clean ports with a small-gauge
wire or needle.
Range power cord is disconnected from outlet (electric ignition models only). Be sure
cord is securely plugged into the outlet.
Electrical power outage (electric ignition models only). Burners can be lit manually. See
Setting Surface Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Surface burner flame burns half way
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports by using a small-gauge wire
or needle.
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow burner to operate
until flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions in the General
Cleaning section.
Surface burner flame is orange.
Dust particles in main line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame turns
In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt air.
Avoid Service Checklist
Oven does not operate.
Be sure the electronic oven controls are set correctly for the desired function. See
Setting Oven Controls in this Owner's Guide or Entire Appliance Does Not Operate
(see below).
Be sure regulator gas valve is "ON". See Installation Instructions.
Entire appliance does not operate.
Make sure electrical cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet (electric ignition models
Service wiring not complete. Contact servicer or dealer.
Electrical power outage (electric ignition models only). Check house lights to be sure.
Call your local electric company for service. Surface burners can be lit manually. See
Setting Surface Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Be sure gas supply is turned on.
Cooktop and/or oven light (some models)
does not work.
Burned-out or loose bulb. See Changing Cooktop and Oven Lights (some models)
section in this Owner's Guide to replace or tighten the bulb.
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.
Oven door is open. Door should be closed during broiling.
Meat too close to broil burner. Reposition the rack to provide more clearance between
the meat and the broiler.
Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Slash remaining fatty edges
to prevent curling, but do not cut into the lean.
Broiler pan used without grid or grid covered with foil. DO NOT use the broiler pan
without grid or cover grid with foil.
Oven needs to be cleaned. Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is
necessary when broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive
Poor baking results.
Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper rack position is used. Center
food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to preheat to
the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe's
recommended temperature or baking time. If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see
Adjusting Oven Temperature in this Owner's Guide.
Self-Cleaning cycle does not work.
Controls are not set properly. Follow instructions under Oven Cleaning.
Self-cleaning cycle was interrupted. Stop time must be set 2 to 4 hours past the start
time. Follow steps under "Stopping or Interrupting a Self-Clean Cycle" under Oven
Time of day not set on oven control. Follow instructions under Setting the Clock and
Minute Timer.
Soil is not completely removed.
Failure to clean bottom front, top of oven or door areas outside oven seal. These areas
are not in the self-cleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on residue. Clean these
areas before starting the self-clean cycle. Burned-on residue may be cleaned with a stiff
nylon brush and water or a nylon scrubber. Be careful not to damage the oven gasket.
Excessive spillovers in oven. Set self-clean cycle for a longer cleaning time.
Flames inside oven or smoking from vent.
Excessive spillovers in oven. This is normal, especially for pie spillovers or large amounts
of grease on the oven bottom. Wipe up excessive spillovers before starting the selfclean cycle. If flames or excessive smoke are present, stop the self-clean cycle and follow
the steps under "Stopping or Interrupting the Self-Clean Cycle" in the Oven Cleaning
Your product is protected by this warranty
F U L L O N E - Y E A R One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
Time period listed above.
(Applicable to the State
of Alaska)
All of the provisions of the full warranty above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any
costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
Your appliance is warranted by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. WCI has authorized Frigidaire Company Consumer Services and their
authorized servicers to perform service under this warranty. WCI authorizes no person to change or add to any of our obligations under
this warranty. Any obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire Company Consumer Services
or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed
This warranty does not cover the following:
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by persons other than authorized Frigidaire servicers; use of parts other than
Frigidaire Company Genuine Renewal Parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as
abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written
warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty
must be obtained by following these steps, in order:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and
in accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of
loose connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
1. Contact Frigidaire Company Consumer Services or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.
2. If there is a question as to where to obtain service, call or write our Consumer Relations Department at:
Frigidaire Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 7181
Dublin, Ohio 43017
(800) 944-9044
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made
by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
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