Specifications | Frigidaire 316000645 Range User Manual

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may cause serious bodily harm, death 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
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
•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.
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
•Know which knob controls each surface heating unit.
•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 use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan
and insert allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the
high heat of the broiler.
•Do not cover the broiler insert 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.
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.
•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 surface
burner pans, 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 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
•Do not use oven cleaners on the oven liner or any of the
continuous cleaning surfaces. Continuous cleaning surfaces
can be identified by their rough surface finish.
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 3prong wall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.
Setting the Clock and
Minute Timer
(some models)
Your model may be equipped with the clock and minute timer shown below.
To set the clock and minute timer, follow these instructions:
To Set the Clock
When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has
been interrupted, "12:00" will flash in the display window.
1. Slide switch C (CLOCK/TIMER) to the CLOCK position.
2. Push in and hold button A (HOUR) until the correct hour appears in the
display. (The numbers will only count forward.)
3. Push in and hold button B (MINUTE) until the correct minutes appear in the
To Set the Minute Timer
1. Slide switch C (CLOCK/TIMER) to the TIMER position, "0:59" (59 MINUTES) will
appear in the display window. The timer can be set for any amount of time
from 1 minute to 1 hour and 59 minutes.
2. • To set a time more than 59 minutes, push in and release button A (HOUR).
The timer will jump in at the maximum 1 hour and 59 minutes. The time
can now be adjusted down by pushing in and holding button B (MINUTE)
until the correct time appears in the display window.
• To set a time less than 59 minutes, push in and hold button B (MINUTE)
until the correct minutes appear in the display. (The minute timer will
automatically start when the button is released.)
3. When the set time has passed, the control will display "0:00" and beep
continuously. Slide switch C (CLOCK/TIMER) to the CLOCK position to cancel
the timer and return to the clock mode.
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.
*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.
To remove an oven rack, pull the
rack forward until it stops. Lift up
front of rack and slide out. To
replace an oven rack, fit the rack
onto the guides on the oven walls.
Tilt the front of the rack upward and
slide the rack back into place.
The surface controls shown below may
not look identical to the surface
controls on your range. They are only
To bake on one rack, place the
rack on position 3 or 4. To bake on
two racks (some models), place
the racks on positions 2 and 4.
Setting Oven Controls
Should a broil fire occur,
leave the broiler drawer closed and turn
the oven off. If the fire continues, throw
baking soda on the fire or use a fire
extinguisher. DO NOT put water or flour
on the fire. Flour may be explosive.
Slide broiler drawer out to the stop position.
Remove broiler pan and insert, Figure 1.
Always arrange rack before setting control, while range is cool.
Position rack by tilting front of rack up and pull rack out from locating holes
in rear of broiler drawer. Reposition back of rack in the desired locating
holes and allow front of rack to slide down into the corresponding slots in
front of broiler drawer, Figure 2.
For rare meats, position the rack closer to the burner (upper position). For
medium foods use middle position. For well-done foods such as chicken,
lobster tails or thick cuts of meat, position the rack further from the
burner (lower position).
Place insert on broiler pan, then place meat on insert. DO NOT use the
broiler pan without the insert or cover the insert with aluminum foil. The
exposed fat could ignite.
Place broiler pan on rack, make sure the broiler pan and insert is positioned
as shown, Figure 1. Be sure front of pan is positioned correctly in rack.
Slide the broiler drawer all the way into the range.
Push in and turn the Temperature Control knob to BROIL.
Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side.
Season and serve. Note: Always pull the broiler drawer out to the stop
position before turning or removing food.
When broiling is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.
When removing broiler pan from broiler drawer always use pot holders.
Oven Cleaning
Porcelain Enamel Oven and Broiler Drawer
Follow these cleaning precautions:
• Allow the oven to cool before
• Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the appliance manually.
General Cleaning
Remove soils using hot, soapy water. Do not allow food spills with a high sugar
or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, saukerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling)
to remain on the surface as they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
Ammonia must be rinsed
before operating the oven. Provide
adequate ventilation.
DO NOT line the oven
walls, bottom, racks or any other
part of the appliance 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
Porcelain has a smooth finish and is a type of glass fused to metal. Oven
cleaners can be used on all interior oven surfaces.
To Remove Heavy Soil
1. Allow a dish of ammonia to sit in the oven overnight or for several hours with
the oven door closed. Clean softened spots using hot, soapy water. Rinse
well with water and a clean cloth.
2. If soil remains, use a soap-filled scouring pad or a nonabrasive cleaner. If
necessary, use an oven cleaner following manufacturer's instructions. DO
NOT mix ammonia with other cleaners.
3. 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. Clean with
hot, soapy water. Rinse well using clean water and a cloth.
Adhere to the following precautions when using oven cleaners:
1. DO NOT spray on the electrical controls or switches because it could cause
a short circuit and result in sparking or fire.
2. DO NOT allow a film from the cleaner to build up on the temperature sensing
bulb; it could cause the oven to heat improperly. (The bulb is located in the
rear of the oven.) Carefully wipe the bulb clean after each oven cleaning,
being careful not to move the bulb. A change in its position could affect how
the oven bakes. Avoid bending the bulb and capillary tube.
3. DO NOT spray any cleaner on the oven door trim or gasket, broiler drawer
glides, handles or any exterior surfaces of the range, plastic or painted
surfaces. The cleaner can damage these surfaces.
To Clean the Oven Bottom
The oven bottom in porcelain enamel oven models can be removed for
cleaning. See "To Remove and Replace Oven Bottom" under General Cleaning.
Clean using hot, soapy water, a mild abrasive cleanser, a soap-filled abrasive
pad or oven cleaner following manufacturer's instructions.
Oven Cleaning
Adhere to the following cleaning
• Allow the oven to cool before
• Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the appliance manually.
Ammonia must be rinsed
before operating the oven. Provide
adequate ventilation.
DO NOT use oven
cleaners, gritty cleansers, coarse
abrasive pads or brushes, silicone sprays
or metal scrapers on the interior walls,
oven frame or ceiling of a continuous
cleaning oven. Permanent damage to
the oven may result.
DO NOT line the oven
walls, bottom, racks or any other part
of the appliance 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).
Continuous Cleaning Oven (some models)
Continuous cleaning ovens have a special coating which is a porous ceramic
material. This rough coating tends to prevent grease spatters from forming
little beads which run down the side walls leaving streaks that require hand
cleaning. Instead, when spatter hits the porous coating, it disperses and is
partially absorbed. This spreading action increases the exposure of oven soil to
heated air, making it less noticeable.
Soil may not disappear completely. Remaining soil will gradually fade with
continued oven use. The special coating works best on small amounts of
spatter. Larger spills, or spills generating from sugar, egg and dairy mixtures,
do not clean as well.
If difficult soils occur:
1. Remove the oven racks and cookware.
2. Remove soils by completing steps a or b below:
a) Use hot, soapy water and wash soils using a nylon-bristly brush or a nylon
mesh scouring pad. DO NOT rub or scrub with paper towels, cloths or
sponges. They will leave lint on the oven coating.
b) Apply ammonia with a sponge and dab it into the porous coating. Leave
the ammonia on the soiled area for 30 minutes.
3. Rinse with clear water.
4. Close the oven door and push in and turn the Temperature Control knob to
450°F (230°C).
5. Operate oven for 15 minutes.
6. Remaining soil will fade with continued oven use.
To Clean the Oven Bottom
The oven bottom is not a continuous cleaning finish. Oven cleaners can be
used on the oven bottom only. Remove the oven bottom before using oven
cleaners. DO NOT get oven cleaner on any of the continuous cleaning surfaces.
Note: To remove or replace oven bottom, see "To Remove and Replace Oven
Bottom" under General Cleaning.
To clean, use hot, soapy water, a mild abrasive cleanser, a soap-filled abrasive
pad or oven cleaner (on the oven bottom only) following manufacturer's
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) &
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Body Parts, Control Knobs and
Decorative Trim Pieces
Control Panel
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Cooktop
Surface, Below Cooktop,
Broiler Pan & Insert, Broiler
Drawer, Door Liner and Oven
Stainless Steel, Chrome Parts,
Drip Pans
Oven Racks
Sealed Burner Units
Burner Cap, Trim Ring (some
models), Burner Pans (some
models), and Burner Base
Oven Door
General Cleaning
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 Company
Distributor or Qualified Agency.
General Cleaning
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.
Figure 1
To Remove and Replace Oven Bottom
Figure 2
To Replace the Oven Bottom:
1. Place the oven bottom in the oven with the back raised about 6" or until you
can insert the front of the oven bottom under the hold-down lip at the front
of the panel.
2. Push the back of the oven bottom down fully into place on the metal flanges
and insert the hold-down screws.
To Remove Oven Bottom:
1. Remove the oven racks.
2. Remove the two hold-down screws (Figure 1) at the rear of the oven bottom
panel. If the screws are too tight to remove by hand, use a screwdriver.
3. To lift out the bottom panel, place fingers in the slots in the bottom. Lift the
rear of the panel up and back until it is clear of the lip at the front of the panel
(Figure 2).
4. Lift the bottom up and out.
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.
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 counter top 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
Cabinets are not square or are built in too tight. Contact builder or installer to
make appliance accessible.
Carpeting interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted
over carpet.
Gas line is hard plumbed. Have a flexible, A.G.A./C.G.A. approved metal
appliance connector installed.
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 the burner ignites) and then turn the
Surface Control knob to the 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, use a
small-gauge wire or needle to clean ports.
Range power cord is disconnected from outlet. Be sure cord is securely plugged
into the outlet.
Electric power outage. Burners can be lit manually. See Setting Surface
Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Surface burner flame burns halfway
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports with a small-gauge
wire or needle.
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow the burner
to operate until flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions
under General Cleaning.
Surface burner flame is orange.
Dust particles in main line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until
flame turns blue.
In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt air.
Oven does not operate.
Temperature Control knob is not set properly. Make sure the Temperature
Control knob is set to the desired function. See Setting Oven Controls in this
Owner's Guide.
Be sure regulator gas valve is "on". See installation instructions.
Entire appliance does not operate.
Make sure cord/plug is plugged securely into outlet.
Service wiring not complete. Contact servicer or dealer.
Electrical power outage. 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.
Oven and/or Cooktop Light (some
models) does not work
Burned-out or loose bulb. See Changing Cooktop and/or Oven Lights (some
models) in this Owner's Guide to replace or tighten the tube/bulb.
Oven smokes excessively during
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 insert or insert covered with foil. DO NOT use the
broiler pan without insert or cover insert with foil.
Broiler drawer open. Make sure drawer is closed when broiling.
Broiler drawer needs cleaning. Excessive smoke is caused by old grease or food
spatters. If the broiler is used often, clean on a regular basis.
Poor baking results.
If baked food items are too dark on top or bottom, allow the oven to preheat
to a set temperature before placing food in the oen. Set temperature 25°F lower
than recommended. Make sure the proper rack position is used when baking.
If food is not done after the recommended time, increase the set temperature
by 25°F.
Your product is protected by this warranty
Your appliance is warranted by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. WCI has authorized Frigidaire Company Consumer Services and their authorized
servicers to perform services under this warranty. WCI authorizes no one else to change or add to any of these obligations under this warranty. Any
obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire Consumer Services or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.
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
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time period listed above.
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.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the
items listed below:
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).
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 Company 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. Contact Frigidaire Company Consumer Services or an authorized Frigidaire Company servicer.
2. If there is a question as to where to obtain service, contact the Frigidaire 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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