Operating instructions | Frigidaire 316135921 Range User Manual

Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Radiant Surface Elements
Porcelain Enamel or
Continuous Cleaning
Oven Interior
Product Registration ......................................................... 2
Versión en español ........................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS............................... 3-4
Setting Surface Controls ................................................ 5-6
Before Setting Oven Controls ........................................... 7
Setting the Clock and Minute Timer ................................. 8
Oven Control - Bake and Broil .......................................... 9
Oven Cleaning ................................................................ 10
General Cleaning .......................................................11-13
Changing Cooktop and/or Oven Lights .......................... 13
Avoid Service Checklist ..............................................14-15
Warranty ......................................................................... 16
This Owner's Guide contains general operating instructions for your range and feature
information for several models. Your range will not have all the described features.
316135921 (0101)
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Owner's Guide will instruct you on how to properly operate and care for your
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with a ceramic-glass cook top.
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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. The graphics shown are representational. The graphics on
your range may not look exactly like those shown.
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
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Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay 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 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 Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 latest
edition and local electrical code requirements. Install only per
installation instructions provided in the literature package for
this range.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the 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,
This may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the
•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 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
Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or
Heating the Room.
•Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials should not
be stored in an oven, near surface units or in the storage
drawer. 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
•Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not be left
alone or unattended in the area where appliance is in use.
They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the
Both surface units and oven heating elements may be hot even
though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units 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 cook top, surfaces facing the cook top, the oven
vent openings and surfaces near these openings, oven door and
•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.
•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 potholders
touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky
cloth instead of a potholder.
•Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of pressure
may cause container to burst and result in injury.
•Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be
stored or discarded.
All ranges can tip.
Injury to persons could result.
Install anti-tip device packed with range.
See Installation Instructions.
To reduce the risk of tipping,
the range must be secured by properly installed
anti-tip bracket provided with the range. To
check if the bracket is installed properly, visually
check that rear leveling leg is inserted into and
fully secured by the anti-tip bracket by
removing lower panel or storage drawer. Refer
to the Installation Instructions for proper antitip bracket installation.
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the doors or
drawers of this range can result in serious injuries and 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 injury.
IMPORTANT—Do not attempt to operate the range during a
power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the range. If the
range is not turned off and the power resumes, the range will
begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock
and oven function.
Do not use the oven for storage.
•Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. Place
a pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and turn the unit
off before removing the pan.
•Use Proper Pan Size—This appliance is equipped with one or
more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having flat
bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element.
The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the
heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of
clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also
improve efficiency.
•Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface Units—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 units.
•Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat Settings—
Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or
a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
•Do Not Immerse or Soak Removable Heating Elements—
Heating elements should never be immersed in water. Heating
elements clean themselves during normal operation.
•Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cook top service without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s
recommendations for cook top use.
•When flaming foods under a ventilating hood, turn the fan
•Use Care When Opening Oven 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 vent is located
under the left rear surface element if your model is equipped
with coil elements. The oven vent is located below the backguard
for models equipped with ceramic-glass cook tops. 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 hot
heating elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack
before moving.
•Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan
and its 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.
•Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line the oven
bottom. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual.
Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric
shock, or fire. Improper installation of these liners may result in
risk of electric shock, or fire.
•Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that
could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area underneath
each surface element. Do not allow grease to accumulate.
•Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Always follow the
manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be aware
that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite
causing damage and injury.
•Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently—Grease should not be
allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter. Follow
manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
•Do Not Cook on Broken Cook Top—If cook top should break,
cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cook
top and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified
technician immediately.
•Clean Cook Top with Caution—If a wet sponge or cloth is used
to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam
burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a
hot surface.
•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.
Surface Cooking for
Models with a CeramicGlass Cook Top
NOTE: Please read detailed instructions
for Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning in
the General Cleaning and Avoid
Service Checklist sections of this Use
and Care Guide.
NOTE: Radiant elements have a limiter
that allows the element to cycle on and
off, even at the HI setting. This helps to
prevent damage to the glasstop. Cycling
at the HI setting is normal and can
occur if the pan is too small for the
element or if the pan bottom is not flat.
Ceramic-Glass Cooktop
The ceramic-glass cooktop has electric heating coils located below the surface
of the glass. The design of the glass cooktop outlines the area of the surface
unit below. Most importantly, make sure the diameter of the pan matches the
diameter of the unit. Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop
to the cooking utensil. Only flat-bottomed pans should be used. The type and
size of the cookware, number of surface units in use and the settings of the
units are factors that will affect the amount of heat that will spread to areas
surrounding the surface units. The areas surrounding the units may become
hot enough to cause burns.
The cooktop should not be used as a cutting board or work surface in the
kitchen. Dropping heavy or hard objects on the cooktop may crack it. Pans with
rough bottoms may scratch the cooktop surface. Do not place foods directly
on the smoothtop surface (without cooking utensils) damage to glass or
difficulty in cleaning will result.
Radiant Surface Units
The Radiant Surface Unit is a group of heating coils enclosed in a ceramic fixture
below the glass cooktop. The unit temperature rises gradually and evenly. As
the temperature rises, the unit will glow red. To maintain the selected setting,
the unit will cycle on and off. The heating unit retains enough heat to provide
a uniform and consistent heat during the off cycle. The ceramic fixture
thermally insulates the heating unit, concentrating heat in the heating zone.
For efficient cooking, turn off the unit several minutes before cooking is
complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process. The
amount of residual heat depends on the type and quality of cooking utensil,
the quantity of food being cooked and the selected heat setting.
Dual Radiant Surface Units (If equipped)
The dual radiant surface unit is made up of an inner and outer coil within the
same surface unit. A control knob and rocker switch is used for operating the
different coils. The smaller unit or inner coil has a lower wattage and can be
used to prepare smaller quantities of food in smaller pans. The larger unit or
both inner and outer coils has a higher wattage and can be used to prepare
larger quantities of food in larger pans. When using the outer coil, both inner
and outer coils operate.
Indicator Light(s)
There are 2 different surface control lights that will glow on your range—a
surface indicator and a hot cooktop surface indicator.
The surface indicator, located on the control panel, glows when any surface
unit is turned on. A quick glance at the light after cooking is an easy check to
be sure all surface controls are turned off.
The hot cooktop surface indicator, located under the glass cooktop or on the
control panel, will come on as the surface cooking area heats up and will
continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level.
Setting Surface
Controls for Models
with Radiant Elements
Radiant Surface Unit Control
To Operate Radiant Surface Unit
1. Place cooking utensil on the surface element.
2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob in either direction to the desired
setting. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn
to a lower setting to finish cooking. The control knobs do not have to be
set exactly on a particular mark. Use the marks as a guide and adjust the
control knob as needed. Each surface unit provides a constant amount of
heat at each setting. A glowing red surface unit extending beyond the
bottom edge of the utensil indicates the utensil is too small for the unit.
3. When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing
the pan. Note: The surface signal light will glow when one or more
elements are turned on. A quick glance at the signal light(s) when cooking
is finished is an easy check to be sure all control knobs are turned off. The
hot cooktop surface light will continue to glow after the control knob is
turned to off and will glow until the element has cooled sufficiently.
To Operate Dual Radiant Surface Unit (If equipped)
Set the rocker switch to the desired coil size. Indicates inner coil only.
Indicates both inner and outer coils operate. You may switch from either
coil setting at any time during cooking. Push in and turn the Control Knob in
either direction to the desired setting as instructed above.
To Operate Simmer Select Surface Unit (If equipped)
Dual Radiant Surface Unit Control
The right side of the control knob allows you to use the Simmer Select unit as
you would any normal surface unit on the medium to high settings.
The left side of the control knob is used to operate the Simmer Select feature.
This feature allows the element to heat at a much lower temperature than
when used as a normal surface unit. This allows you to precisely simmer
delicate foods.
Simmer Select Surface Unit Control
After turning a Radiant
Surface Unit OFF, be careful not to
touch either unit until it has had enough
time to COOL. Surface Units will turn
dark in color after they have been turned
off and burns may occur if the units are
touched at this time.
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 wooden spoons
could catch fire if placed too close to
the unit.
When using the Simmer
Select feature the element will not glow
red when it is hot.
You may switch between normal cooking and Simmer Select at any time during
the cooking process. Be sure to set the knob indicator between MAX and MIN
for simmering or between MED and HI for normal cooking.
NOTE: The unit will not operate if the knob is positioned in the space between
MAX and MED.
The suggested settings found in the chart below are based on cooking in
medium-weight aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other
types of pans.
Type of Cooking
HIGH (HI - 9)
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling
MEDIUM (5 - 6)
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies,
steam vegetables
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
LOW (LO - 1)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
Larger quantities of food, stews and soups
Smaller quanitites of food, delicate foods, melting
chocolate or butter
Note: The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being
cooked will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
Before Setting Oven
Oven Vent Location
For models equipped with coil surface elements, the oven vent is located under
the left rear surface element. For models equipped with a ceramic-glass cook
top 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 results.
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. Convection ranges are equipped with 3 racks
and should be placed in positions 1, 3 and 4.
Setting the Clock and
Minute Timer
(some models)
Your model may be equipped with the clock shown below. Follow the
instructions to set the clock and minute timer on your range. Not all manual
clean ranges are equipped with a clock.
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. Push
2. Push in and hold
Advances time,
: Flashing indicates
Minute Timer mode
until the correct time appears in the
reverses time.
To Set the Minute Timer
1. Push
, "0:00" will appear in the display window. The timer can be set
for any amount of time from 00:01 minute to 12:00 hours.
2. Push in and hold
until the correct amount of time appears in the
Advances time,
reverses time. The minute timer will
automatically start when the button is released. The “:” will flash to
indicate Minute Timer mode.
3. When the set time has passed, the control will display "0:00" and beep three
times. The timer will continue to beep until
4. Push
is pressed.
to cancel the timer and return to the clock mode.
Oven Control - Bake
and Broil
To Bake
1. Arrange oven racks while the oven is still cool. See "Arranging Oven Racks'
under Before Setting Oven Controls.
2. Turn the Temperature Control knob counter-clockwise to the desired
3. Turn the Selector knob (if equipped) to BAKE.
4. Preheat the oven for 10 to 12 minutes before baking. Preheating is not
necessary when roasting, cooking casseroles or broiling most foods.
5. When cooking is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.
To Broil
Temperature Control Knob
Selector Knob
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.
1. Arrange oven rack while oven is still cool. For rare meats, position the
broiler pan closer to the element (upper position). For well-cone foods such
as chicken, lobster tails or thick cuts of meat, position the pan further from
the element (lower position).
2. Turn the Temperature Control knob counter-clockwise to Broil and the
Selector Control knob to any position between HI Broil and LO Broil. Most
foods can be broiled at the HI Broil Setting. Select a lower broil setting to
avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be cooked to the
well-done stage. To sear rare steaks, allow the element to become redhot—about 2 minutes—before placing food in the
3. 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.
4. Place the pan on the oven rack. Leave the door
open at the broil stop position while broiling.
The door will stay in this position without closing.
5. 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.
6. When broiling is finished, turn the Temperature Control and Selector
Control knobs to OFF.
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn off the
oven. 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.
Oven Cleaning
Follow these cleaning precautions:
• 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
Porcelain Enamel Oven
Porcelain has a smooth finish and is a type of glass fused to metal. Oven
cleaners can be used on all interior oven surfaces.
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.
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
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.
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.
General Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range
How to Clean
Glass, Painted and Plastic Control
Knobs, Body Sides, and Decorative
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 and remove the
control knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using
hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water and a dishcloth.
Cover stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40
minutes. Rinse. 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 such as Stainless Steel Magic, trademark of Magic
American Corp., or similar products 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
Porcelain Enamel Broiler Pan and
Insert, Door Liner
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 cooktop.
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.
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) & Vinyl
Before cleaning any part of the range, be sure all controls are turned OFF and
the range is cool. Remove spillovers and heavy soiling as soon as possible.
Regular cleanings will reduce the effort required for major cleanings later.
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
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 silicone
rubber material, on non self cleaning models, which is essential for a good
seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or remove the gasket.
General Cleaning Ceramic Glass Cooktop
DO NOT use a cooktop
cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes
can be hazardous to your health, and
can chemically damage the ceramicglass surface.
Before cleaning the
cooktop, be sure the controls are turned
to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning
Correct and consistent cleaning is essential to maintaining your ceramic-glass
cooktop. If food spills, grease spatters and metal rub-off from aluminum
cookware are not removed, they may be burned onto the surface of the
cooktop and cause permanent discoloration.
Daily Cleaning
For normal soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Wipe up spills and spatters using a clean paper towel. Always use a new,
clean paper towel when cleaning the ceramic-glass cooktop.
3. Rub a few drops of a recommended ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream
onto soiled area using a clean, damp paper towel. Buff with a dry paper
towel until all soil and cream are removed. Frequent cleaning leaves a
protective coating of silicone which helps in preventing scratches and
abrasions. Clean surface with the cooktop cleaning cream after each use.
4. Rinse with another clean damp, paper towel. Buff dry with a dry paper
For heavy, burned-on soil:
1. Allow cooktop surface to cool.
2. Carefully scrape soil with a metal razor blade scraper. Hold razor blade
scraper at a 30° angle to the cooktop.
3. Remove loosened soil with a clean paper towel.
4. Apply cooktop cleaning cream as described for normal soil.
5. If any soil remains, repeat the steps listed above. After all soil has been
removed, polish the entire surface with the cooktop cleaning cream.
For sugary spillovers:
Sugary spills can cause pitting of your cooktop surface. Therefore, you must
begin cleaning the spills while the cooktop is still hot. Use caution when
following the steps below.
1. Turn off all surface units and remove all pans immediately.
2. Wearing an oven mitt, use a razor blade scraper to scrape the hot spill out
of the cooking zone to a cooler area on the cooktop.
3. Allow the cooktop to cool.
4. Follow the instructions above for heavy, burned-on soil.
DO NOT use the following on the ceramic-glass cooktop:
• Abrasive plastic, nylon, metal scouring or cloth pads. They may scratch the
cooktop and make it more difficult to clean later.
• Sponges, cloths or dish towels. Lint or soil remaining on the cooktop from
a cloth or sponge can burn and cause discoloration.
• Anything that may melt (plastics, aluminum foil).
• Cleansers other than a recommended ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning
• Chlorine bleach, ammonia, hydrofluoric acid, chemical oven cleaners or
any other kind of chemical cleaner. They may etch or discolor the cooktop.
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 A
(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
Changing Cooktop
and/or Oven Lights
(if equipped)
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 glass.
To Change the Oven Light (some manual clean 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.
To replace the oven light:
1. Turn electrical power off at the main source or unplug the range.
2. Replace bulb with a new 40 watt appliance bulb.
3. Turn power back on again at the main source (or plug the range back in).
4. The clock(if equipped) will then need to be reset. To reset, see Setting the
Clock and Minute Timer in this Owner's Guide.
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).
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 oven rack is level.
Be sure floor is level and is strong and stable enough to adequately support
If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
Kitchen cabinet alignment may make range appear unlevel. Be sure cabinets
are square and have sufficient room for range clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily.
Appliance must be accessible for
Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to
make appliance accessible.
Surface element too hot or not hot
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface
element to be used.
Carpet interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted
over carpet.
Lightweight or warped pans used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or
heavyweight cookware. Flat pans heat better than warped pans. Cookware
materials and weight of the material affect heating. Heavy- and mediumweight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may
burn easily.
Surface element does not heat.
No power to the appliance. Check steps under "Entire Appliance Does Not
Operate" in this Avoid Service Checklist.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface
element to be used.
Element not making contact in block. Follow instructions under "Surface
Elements and Drip Bowls" in the General Cleaning section.
Entire appliance does not operate.
Make sure cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet.
Service wiring is not complete. Contact your dealer, installing agent or
authorized servicer.
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company
for service.
Cooktop and/or oven light (some
models) does not work.
Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Cooktop and/or Oven Lights (some
models) in this Owner's Guide for instructions.
Oven smokes excessively during
Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under Setting Oven Controls.
Make sure oven door is opened to broil stop position.
Meat too close to the element. Reposition the rack to provide proper clearance
between the meat and the element. Preheat broil element for searing.
Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty
edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into lean.
Grid on broiler pan wrong side up and grease not draining. Always place grid
on the broiler pan with ribs up and slots down to allow grease to drip into pan.
Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when
broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
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.
Drip bowls are pitting or rusting.
Coil Element Models
Foods with acids, such as tomatoes, if allowed to stand in/on bowls will cause
corrosion. Remove and wash drip bowls as soon as possible after a spillover
Normal environment. Houses along sea coast are exposed to salt air. Protect
bowls as much as possible from direct exposure to salt air.
Drip bowls turning color or distorted.
Coil Element Models
Bottom surface of cookware extends beyond surface elements and touches
cooktop surface. This can cause high enough temperatures to discolor the drip
bowls. DO NOT use cookware of this type. Pan sizes should be matched to the
size of the element. Replacement drip bowls may be purchased from your
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models
Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause
scratches. Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before
usage. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become less visible with
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been
used. See "Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning" in the General Cleaning section.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed
Metal marks.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models
Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal
utensils on cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning creme to
remove the marks. See "Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning" in the General
Cleaning section.
Brown streaks or specks.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models
Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See
"Ceramic-Glass Cooktop Cleaning" in the General Cleaning section.
Areas of discoloration with metallic
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Models
Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop
cleaning creme. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
Your range is protected by this warranty
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize
no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed
by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products North America servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.
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 servicers other than Electrolux Home Products North America or its
authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products 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 contacting Electrolux Home Products:
This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are
subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries,
Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.
03-U-RA-01 (rev. 01/2001)
Electrolux Home Products North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
866•213•9397 (English)
866•294•9911 (French)
Electrolux Home Products North America
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5R 4C2
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