Frigidaire 316135924 Range User Manual

OWNER’S GUIDE
Porcelain Enamel or
Continuous Cleaning
Oven Interior
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Contents
Product Registration ......................................................... 2
Versión en español ........................................................... 2
Version française .............................................................. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............................... 3-4
Grounding Instructions .................................................... 5
Surface Unit Flame Size .................................................... 5
Proper Surface Burner Adjustments .................................. 5
Setting Surface Controls ................................................ 6-7
Before Setting Oven Controls ........................................... 8
Setting Clock and Minute Timer ....................................... 9
Setting Oven Controls .................................................... 10
Oven Cleaning ................................................................ 11
General Cleaning ....................................................... 12-16
Changing Cooktop and/or Oven Lights .......................... 16
Avoid Service Checklist .............................................. 17-18
Notes .............................................................................. 19
Warranty ......................................................................... 20
GAS RANGE
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.
316135924 (0101)
Product Registration
Register Your Product
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REGISTRATION CARD should be filled
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Frigidaire Home Products.
Thank you for choosing your new range. The information contained within
this Owner's Guide will instruct you on how to properly operate and care for
your range. Please read through the information contained in your literature
pack to learn more about your new range.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. The
numbers are found on the serial plate located under the lift-up cooktop for
models equipped with venturi surface burners.
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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
appliance.
© 2000 White Consolidated Industries
All rights reserved
If the information in this manual is not followed
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property
damage, personal injury or death.
FOR YOUR SAFETY:
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• 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
department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified
installer, servicer or the gas supplier.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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 Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.—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 Electricl Code
Part 1, and local 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
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,
This may 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 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
injured.
Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or
Heating the Room.
•Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials should not
be stored in an oven, broiler compartment, near surface
burners, broiler compartment 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 range.
•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
appliance.
•DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, AREAS NEAR THESE
BURNERS, OVEN BURNERS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE
OVEN. Both surface and oven burners may be hot even though
flames are not visible. 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.
•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 anti-tip
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.
for storage.
IMPORTANT—ELECTRIC IGNITION MODELS ONLY: Do not attempt
to operate the oven during a power failure. If the power fails,
always turn off the oven. If the oven is not turned off and the
power resumes, the oven will begin to operate again. Once the
power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.
Do not use the oven or broiler compartment
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR
COOKTOP
•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.
•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 (0°C) for at least 3 hours
before turning on the power to the appliance
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.
•Know which knob controls each surface burner. Place a pan
of food on the burner before turning it on, and turn the burner
off before removing the pan.
•Always turn knob to the full LITE position when igniting top
burners. Visually check that burner has lit. Then adjust the flame
so it does not extend beyond the edge o the utensil.
•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 Heat
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, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this
manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of
electric shock, or fire.
•Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s
recommendations for cooktop use.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR
RANGE
•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. Refer
to the hood manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
•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.
CONTINUOUS CLEANING OVENS
•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.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR
OVEN
•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
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.
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Grounding Instructions
See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this range
for complete installation and grounding instructions.
(electric ignition models only)
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use
an adapter plug, an extension cord, or remove grounding prong
from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can
cause serious injury, fire or death.
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.
DO NOT Operate the range using a 2-prong adapter or an
extension cord. 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.
Surface Unit 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
cooking.
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.
*Flame Size
High Flame
Medium Flame
Low Flame
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
*These settings are based on using medium-weight aluminum pans with
lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.
Proper Surface Burner
Adjustments
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 yelloworange. To clean burner, see instructions under General Cleaning.
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Venturi Surface Burner
Models - Setting
Surface Controls
The surface control knobs shown below
may not look identical to the Surface
Controls knobs on your range; They are
only representational.
Each burner lights from either an electric ignitor or a standing pilot, depending
on your model. Standing pilots must be lit initially. Refer to your installation
instructions for instructions on lighting the standing pilot. Standing pilot will
remain lit when the burners are turned off. Models with electric ignitors light
automatically 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
position.)
Electric Ignition Models: 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.
Setting 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
or
Advances time,
until the correct time appears in the display.
reverses time.
To Set the Minute Timer
: Flashing indicates
Minute Timer mode
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
display.
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.
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Before Setting Oven
Controls
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 results.
Arranging Oven Racks
ALWAYS ARRANGE OVEN RACKS WHEN THE OVEN IS COOL (PRIOR TO
OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when using the oven.
REMOVING & REPLACING OVEN RACKS
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.
ARRANGING OVEN RACKS WITH 5 RACK POSITIONS
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.
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Bake and Broil
The oven control shown below may
not look identical to the oven control
on your range. They are only
representational.
Bake
1. Arrange oven racks while the oven is still cool. See "Arranging Oven Racks"
under Before Setting Oven Controls.
2. Push in and turn the Temperature Control knob counter-clockwise to the
desired temperature.
3. Preheat the oven for 10 to 12 minutes before baking. Preheating is not
necessary when roasting, cooking casseroles or broiling most foods.
4. When cooking is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.
Broil (if equipped)
1.
2.
3.
4.
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
Slide broiler drawer out to the stop position.
Remove broiler pan and insert, Figure 1.
Always position rack before setting control, while range is cool.
Position rack by tilting front of rack up and pulling 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).
5. Place insert on broiler pan, then place meat on insert. DO NOT use the
broiler pan without the insert. DO NOT cover the insert with aluminum foil.
The exposed fat could ignite.
6. Place broiler pan on rack; make sure the broiler pan and insert is positioned
as shown, Figure 1.
7. Slide the broiler drawer all the way into the range.
8. Push in and turn the Temperature Control knob counter-clockwise to
BROIL.
9. Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side.
Season and serve. ALWAYS pull the broiler drawer out to the stop position
before turning or removing food.
10. When broiling is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.
11. When removing broiler pan from broiler drawer always use pot holders.
DO NOT use the broiler drawer for storage. Items placed in the
broiler drawer will catch fire.
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.
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Oven Cleaning
Follow these cleaning precautions:
• Allow the oven to cool before
cleaning.
• Wear rubber gloves when cleaning
the appliance manually.
REMOVE SPILLOVERS AND HEAVY
SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
REGULAR CLEANINGS WILL REDUCE
THE NUMBER OF MAJOR CLEANINGS
LATER.
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
oven).
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.
Porcelain Enamel Oven and Broiler Drawer area
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
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.
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 - All Models
The oven bottom is porcelain enamel in all models and can be removed for
cleaning. See "To Remove and Replace Oven Bottom" under General Cleaning.
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General Cleaning
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range
Surfaces
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) &
Vinyl
How to Clean
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Body Parts, Control Knobs
and Decorative Trim Pieces
For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils and builtup 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.
Control Panels
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 as instructed above.
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. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob and
the shaft, then push the knob(s) into place.
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Cooktop
Surface, Below Cooktop,
Broiler Pan & Insert, Broiler
Drawer, Door Liner and Oven
Bottom
Clean burner grates, broiler pan and insert in the dishwasher and dry upon removal.
If soils are not removed, follow the cooktop cleaning instructions below.
Stainless Steel, Chrome
Parts, Drip Pans
Clean with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a cloth. Cover
stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30-40 minutes. Rinse.
Cleaners made especially for stainless steel are recommended. Be sure to rinse the
cleaners as bluish stains may occur during heating and cannot be removed.
Oven Racks
Remove racks. See "Removing and Replacing Oven Racks" under Before Setting Oven
Controls. Use a mild, abrasive cleaner, following manufacturer's instructions. Rinse
with clean water and dry. After cleaning the racks, 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.
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.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clean 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, 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 range top.
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.
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General Cleaning
Venturi Burner Models
When lowering the top,
grasp the sides with fingertips only. Be
careful not to pinch fingers. Also, DO
NOT drop or bend the rangetop when
raising or lowering. This could damage
the surface.
To Raise and Lower the Top for Cleaning
1. Remove burner grates and spillover bowls. Set aside.
2. Grasp the sides of the cooktop and then lift from the front.
3. Lift the top high enough to allow the support rods to snap into place. The
Lift-up rods will support the top in its raised position.
4. Clean underneath using hot, soapy water and a clean cloth; then, dry.
5. Lower the top gently by pushing back on each rod. This will release the
notched support. Hold the range top and slide the range top down into the
range frame.
To Remove and Replace Burners for Cleaning
To Remove Burners
1. Remove shipping screws with a Phillips® Head screwdriver. See illustration
for screw locations.
2. Tilt the burner at the end closest to the support bar until the locator tab
is released (front burners tilt right, rear burners tilt left). Move it toward the
back of the range. This will separate it from the gas valve at the front of the
range.
DO NOT turn the burners
on when the cooktop is raised for
cleaning. Be sure that the top is
completely lowered and securely in
place before turning on the burners.
To clean, soak the burners in a 1:1 solution of ammonia and water for 30 to
40 minutes. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water or a mild abrasive
cleanser and a damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven for 30
minutes. Then replace them, making sure they are properly seated and level.
DO NOT wash burner units in the dishwasher.
To Replace Burners
1. Slide the burner tube over the gas valve at the front of the range (front
burners fit over the right valve, rear burners fit over the left valve on each
side of the range).
2. Tilt burner so that the locating tab will slide into the slot on the support bar.
Make sure burners are properly seated on support bar and are level.
3. Replace shipping screws if desired.
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General Cleaning
Figure 1
Figure 2
To Remove and Replace Oven Bottom
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.
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.
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General Cleaning
The door is heavy. For
safe, temporary storage, lay the door
flat with the inside of the door facing
down.
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
steps.
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).
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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.
OCCURRENCE
Range is not level.
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
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
problem.
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 burner ignites and then turn control knob to desired
flame size.
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner off, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean
ports. See "Surface Burners" in the cleaning chart under General Cleaning for
additional cleaning instructions.
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
around.
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
blue.
In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt air.
Oven does not operate.
Be sure the 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
only).
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/or Oven Lights (some models)
section in this Owner's Guide to replace or tighten the bulb.
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Oven smokes excessively during broiling.
Meat too close to the 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 the grid or cover the grid with foil.
Broiler drawer needs to be cleaned. Excessive smoking is caused by a build up of grease
or food spatters. If the broiler is used often, clean on a regular basis.
Broiler drawer is open. Drawer/door should be closed when broiling.
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.
Oven Control Errors
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, and beep continuously (flashing an error code of F1 or F3*
in the display window, if equipped).
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.
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GIBSON RANGE PLATINUM ADVANTAGE WARRANTY
Your Gibson 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.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
EXCLUSIONS
IF YOU NEED
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:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
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-G-RA-01 (rev. 01/2001)
USA
800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
866•213•9397 (English)
866•294•9911 (French)
Electrolux Home Products North America
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5R 4C2