Use & care guide | Frigidaire 316902210 Range User Manual

All about the
Use & Care
of your
Electric Range
Important Safety Instructions ........................... 3-5
Setting Oven Controls .................................. 10-13
Before Setting Oven Controls .............................. 6
Care & Cleaning ..........................................14-17
Before Setting Surface Controls ....................... 7-8
Before You Call ............................................ 18-19
Setting Surface Controls (Coil cooktop) ................ 9
Major Appliance Warranty ................................ 20
Oven Control Functions (100) ............................ 10
Canada 1-800-265-8352
316902210 (Dec 2009) USA 1-800-944-9044
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Product Registration ...................................................... 2
Important Safety Instructions ............................ 3-5
Before Setting Oven Controls .................................. 6
Removing, replacing & arranging oven racks ................ 6
Before Setting Surface Controls ........................... 7-8
Cookware material types ............................................ 8
Home Canning .......................................................... 8
Setting Surface Controls ......................................... 9
Operating surface elements ........................................ 9
Oven Control Functions ......................................... 10
Setting Oven Controls ...................................... 10-13
Setting the clock ...................................................... 10
Changing oven temperature display (F° or C°) ............ 10
Setting the minute timer ........................................... 11
Setting bake ........................................................... 11
Setting broil ............................................................ 12
Adjusting the oven temperature ................................ 13
Operating oven light ................................................. 13
Care & Cleaning ............................................... 14-17
Cleaning recommendation table ................................ 14
Surface elements and drip bowls .............................. 15
Cautions for aluminum use ....................................... 16
Replacing the oven light ........................................... 16
Removing & replacing oven door ............................... 17
Before You Call
Solutions to common problems ............................. 18-19
Appliance Warranty .............................................. 20
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Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Do not attempt to install or operate your appliance until you
have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety
items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING
or CAUTION statement based on the risk type.
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to
potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages
that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in death
or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injury.
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation,
maintenance or valuable information that is not hazard
Important Safety Instructions
• 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.
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.
• 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
front panel or storage drawer from
the range.
For models equipped with a warmer drawer or lower
oven, grasp the top rear edge of the range and carefully
attempt to tilt it forward. Refer to the installation
instructions for proper anti- tip bracket installation.
•Never modify or alter the construction of a range
by removing the leveling legs, panels, wire covers,
anti-tip brackets/screws, or any other part of the
• Remove the oven door from any unused range if it
is to be stored or discarded.
• 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.
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the door or
drawers of a range can result in serious injuries
and also cause damage to the appliance. DO NOT
allow children to climb or play around the range. The
weight of a child on an open oven door may cause the
range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.
• 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 use your appliance for warming or heating
the room.
Do not use the oven, warmer drawer or lower
oven (if equipped) for storage.
Save these instructions for future reference.
• Storage in or on appliance—flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven, warmer
drawer, 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 range.
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,
including the storage drawer, lower broiler drawer,
warmer drawer or lower double oven.
• Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above a range or on the backguard of
the range. Children climbing on the range to reach
items could be seriously injured.
• Do not touch surface heating units or surface
cooking elements, areas near these units or
elements, or interior surface of the oven. Both
surface heating and oven heating elements may be hot
even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface
cooking 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 oven door 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 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 water or flour on grease fires—
smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda,
a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat
or grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
• Use 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.
• Use care when opening oven door , lower oven
door or warmer drawer (if equipped)—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
• Placement of interior 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.
• Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of
• 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.
grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention
to the area around 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 the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning hoods.
• Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in
Place—Absence of these pans or bowls during cooking
may subject wiring or components underneath to
• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line
surface unit drip bowls, or reflector pans. 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.
• 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
• Utensil handles should be turned inward and not
extend over adjacent surface elements—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 elements 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 on.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement
Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm, and requires
businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such
Oven vent location
Removing, replacing & arranging racks
The oven vent is located under the left rear surface
element (See Fig. 1). When the oven is on, warm air
passes through the vent. This venting is necessary for
proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results.
Do not block the oven vent.
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
Arranging - always arrange the oven racks when the oven
is cool (prior to operating the oven).
oven vent located
under left rear element
Always use oven mitts when using the oven. When
using the appliance, oven racks and cooktop will become
very hot which can cause burns.
Fig. 1
Types of oven racks
Your range may be equipped with one or more of the oven
rack styles shown.
flat handle
oven rack
oven rack
Fig. 2
Recommended rack positions by food type
oven rack
The flat oven rack or flat handle oven rack (some
models) may be used for most cooking needs.
The offset oven rack (some models) is designed to place
the base of the rack about 1/2 of a rack position lower than
normal. This rack design provides several additional
possible locations between the standard positions.
Food type
Broiling meats
Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & muffins
Frozen pies, angel food cake, yeast, bread
and casseroles
Small cuts of meat or poultry
Turkey, roast or ham
See broil
2 or 3
1 or 2
1 or 2
Air circulation in the oven
For best baking results allow 2-4" (5-10 cm) around the
cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and
cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or
back of the oven cavity. Hot air must be able to circulate
around the pans and cookware in the oven for even heat to
reach around the food.
Using proper cookware
The size and type of cookware used will influence the
setting needed for best cooking results. Be sure to
follow the recommendations for using proper
cookware as illustrated in Figs. 1 & 2.
Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good
contact with the entire surface heating element . Check
for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the
cookware (See Fig. 1).
• Flat bottom and straight
• Tight fitting lids.
• Weight of handle does not
tilt cookware. Cookware is
well balanced.
• Cookware size matches the
amount of food to be
prepared and the size of
the surface element.
• Made of material that
conducts heat well.
• Easy to clean.
• Always match cookware
bottom to element
Fig. 1
• Curved and warped pan
• Cookware overhangs element
by more than 1/2” (1.27 cm).
• Cookware is smaller than
• Cookware weight is not
Fig. 2
Cookware material types
Home Canning
The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly
heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan
bottom. The most popular materials available are:
Be sure to read and observe all the following points when
home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA
(United States Department of Agriculture) website and be
sure to read all the information they have available as well
as follow their recommendations for home canning
Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food
will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware
resists staining & pitting).
Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily (See
Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking
results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat
very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is
Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will
vary depending on base material.
Glass - Slow heat conductor.
Element on indicator lights
Your range is equipped with one or more element on
indicator lights located on the control panel just above the
surface control knobs (See Fig. 1). The element on
indicator light will glow when a surface element is turned
ON. A quick glance at this indicator light after cooking is an
easy check to be sure ALL surface controls are turned OFF.
element on indicator light
Fig. 1
• Use only quality flat bottom canners when home canning.
Use a straight-edge to check canner bottom (see
“Cookware material types” in the Before setting
surface controls section).
• Use only a completely flat bottom canner with no
ridges that radiate from the bottom center when home
canning using a ceramic cooktop.
• Make sure the diameter of the canner does not
exceed 1 inch beyond the surface element
markings or burner. It is recommended to use smaller
diameter canners on electric coil and ceramic glass
• Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more
• Use the highest heat seating when first bringing the water
to a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to lowest
possible setting to maintain that boil.
NEVER place or straddle a cooking utensil over 2 different
surface cooking elements at the same time. This can
cause uneven heating results. This can also cause the
ceramic cooktop to fracture (for Ceramic cooktop models
Operating surface elements
• Surface elements may appear to have cooled after
they have been turned off. The element surface
may still be hot and burns may occur if the element
or the area surrounding the element is touched before
it has cooled sufficiently.
• Do not place flammable items such as plastic 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 surface elements.
• Protective liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line
surface drip bowls, or reflector pans. Improper
installation of these liners may result in risk of electric
shock, or fire. Only use aluminum foil as
recommended in this manual.
To operate surface elements:
1. Place correctly sized cooking utensil on surface
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either
direction to the desired setting. Start most surface
cooking on a higher setting and then turn to a lower
setting to finish. The surface control knobs do not have
to be set exactly on a particular spot. Use the graphics
provided as a guide and adjust the control knob as
needed (Fig. 1). Each surface element provides a
constant amount of heat at each setting. For more
information see the Suggested surface element
settings table (Fig. 2).
3. When cooking is complete, turn the surface element
OFF before removing the cookware.
• The element on indicator light(s) will glow when one
or more surface elements are turned ON. A quick
glance at this indicator light when finished surface
cooking is an easy check to be sure all surface controls
are turned OFF.
• The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and
type of food being cooked will influence the surface
setting needed for best cooking results.
Fig. 1
Suggested surface element settings
The suggested settings table provided below are based
when cooking with medium-weight aluminum pans with
lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.
Suggested surface element settings table
Type of cooking
High (HI - 9)
Start most foods, bring water to a
boil, pan broiling
Medium high (7 - 8)
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
Medium (5 - 6)
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces
and gravies or
steam vegetables
Medium Low (2 - 4)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
Low (LO - 1)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
Fig. 2
Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can
melt to make contact with the surface element.
For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various pad features and functions of the oven as described below.
Feature indicator lights—
These indicator lights show if
bake or broil is active.
Bake pad—Use to select the
bake feature.
Up and down arrow
pads— Use with the
feature or function
pads to set oven
temperature or
adjusting the clock and
minute timer.
Broil pad— Use to select the
variable broil feature.
Timer on-off pad— Use to set or cancel the
minute timer. The minute timer does not start or
stop cooking.
Clock pad— Use to
set the time of day.
Clear off pad— Use to clear any feature
previously entered except the time of day and
minute timer. Press clear off to stop cooking.
Setting the clock
When the appliance is first plugged in or when the power
supply to the appliance has been interrupted, the display
will flash "12:00". It is recommended to always set the
clock for the correct time of day before using the appliance.
To set the clock:
1. Press clock once (do not hold key pad down).
2. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the
the correct time of day appears in the display.
Changing the temperature display mode
(°F or °C)
The electronic oven control is set to display °F (Fahrenheit)
when shipped from the factory. The display may be
changed to show either Fahrenheit or Celsius oven
To change the temperature display mode from °F to
°C (Celsius) or from °C to °F (Fahrenheit).
1. Press and hold broil (for 6-8 seconds) until F or C
appears in the display. At this time the display will show
the current temperature display mode whether set for F
or C. Before proceeding read the notes below.
2. Press either
key pad to toggle between F
(Fahrenheit) or C (Celsius) mode choices.
3. To accept the change, wait until the oven control
provides the acceptance beep (See Notes below).
4. The display will return to the time of day with the
temperature display mode changed the next time the
oven is set for bake or broil.
• If at any time during the process of changing the
temperature display mode you decide not to change
the mode, press the clear off key pad once before the
acceptance beep.
• The temperature display mode cannot be changed
when bake or broil is active.
Setting the minute timer
Setting bake
1. Press timer on-off.
The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature
from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 287°C). The factory preset
bake temperature is 350°F (177°C).
2. Press the
to increase the time in one minute
increments. Press and hold the
to increase the
time in 10 minute increments. The timer can be set for
any amount of time from 1 minute to 11 hours and 59
Note: If the
pad is pressed first, the timer will
advance to 11 hours and 59 minutes.
3. When the set time has run out, the timer will sound a 3
second tone . 0:00 will show in the display until timer
on-off is pressed.
To change the timer while it is in use
While the timer is active and shows in the display, press
and hold the
to increase or decrease the time
To cancel the minute timer before the set time has
run out
To set bake
1. Press bake. "— — —" appears in the display.
2. Within 5 seconds, press the
. The display
will show "350°F (177°C)." By pressing and holding
, the temperature can then be adjusted
in 5°F increments (1°C if the control is set to display
3. As soon as the
pad is released, the oven
will begin preheating to the selected temperature.
When the oven reaches the desired baking
temperature, the control will beep once.
To change the oven temperature after bake has
1. Press bake. Visually check the bake temperature and
that it needs to be changed.
2. Press the
pad to increase or decrease the
set temperature to the desired new oven temperature.
Press timer on-off once .
• The minute timer will not start or stop the cooking
process. It serves as an extra timer in the kitchen that
will beep when the set time has run out. The minute
timer can be used alone or while using any of the other
oven features.
• If another feature is active when the minute timer is
active, the minute timer will show in the display. To
view information about other active features, press the
pad for that feature.
To cancel baking at any time, press clear off.
Dark or dull pans absorb more heat than shiny bakeware
resulting in dark or overbrowning of foods. It may be
necessary to reduce the oven temperature or cook time
to prevent overbrowning of some foods. Dark pans are
recommended for pies. Shiny pans are recommended
for cakes, cookies and muffins.
Setting broil
Use the broil feature to cook meats that require direct
exposure to radiant heat for optimum browning results.
When broiling always remember to arrange the oven
racks while oven is still cool.
For medium done steaks, position the oven rack closer to
the broil element (positions 4 or 5; Fig. 1). For well-done
foods such as chicken, fish, lobster or thick cuts of meat,
position the oven rack further from the broil element.
Broil pan
To set Broil
1. Arrange the oven rack while oven is still cool. Position
the oven rack as needed.
Fig. 1
2. Press broil. " — — " will appear in display.
3. Press and hold the
until the desired broil
setting level appears in the display. Press the
broil or the
for HI
for LO broil. Most foods may be broiled
at the HI broil setting. Select the LO broil setting to
avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be
cooked to the well-done stage.
For optimum results, preheat oven for 5 minutes
before adding food.
Place the insert on the broil pan (if equipped), then
place the food on the broil pan insert (Fig. 2).
Place the broiler pan and insert on the oven rack.
Open the oven door to the broil stop position when
Broil on one side until food is browned. Turn and broil
food on 2nd side.
When broiling is finished press clear off.
Always pull the oven rack out to the stop position before
turning or removing the food.
Fig. 2
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn
the oven OFF. If the fire continues, use a fire
extinguisher. DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour
may be explosive.
• The broiler pan and the insert (some models) allows
grease to drain and be kept away from the high heat of
the broiler. DO NOT use the pan without the insert. DO
NOT cover the insert with aluminum foil; the exposed
grease could ignite.
• To insure proper results when broiling use ONLY
Electrolux Home Products, Inc. approved broil pan &
Adjusting oven temperature
Operating oven light (some models)
Your appliance has been factory calibrated and tested to
ensure an accurate baking temperature. For the first few
uses, follow your recipe times and temperature
recommendations carefully. If you think the oven is cooking
too hot or too cool for your recipe times, you can adjust the
control so the oven cooks hotter or cooler than the
temperature displayed.
The interior oven light will automatically turn ON when the
oven door is opened. Press the oven light switch located on
the upper left control panel to turn the interior oven light ON
and OFF whenever the oven door is closed.
To adjust oven temperature
1. Press & hold the bake key pad and release after the
display shows the factory temperature setting of 00. If
the oven temperature has been previously adjusted
from the factory setting, the latest adjusted value will
appear in the display instead.
2. You may increase the oven temperature in 5°F
increments with each press of the
The interior oven light is located at the upper left rear wall
of the oven interior. To change the interior oven light, see
"Changing the oven light" in the Care & cleaning section.
oven light switch
key pad. You
may also adjust the oven temperature downward in 5°F
increments with each press of the
key pad (total
adjustment range is +35°F to -35° F).
3. To accept the change, wait until the oven control
provides the acceptance beep (See Notes).
4. The oven temperature adjustment has been accepted
by the oven control and the display will return to the
time of day.
• If at any time during the process of adjusting the oven
temperature feature you decide not to make the
change, press the clear off key pad once before the
acceptance beep.
• The oven temperature adjustment feature can not be
modified if bake or broil is active.
• The oven temperature adjustment may be made if
your oven control has been set for °C (Celsius)
temperature display mode. In this case each
press of the
key pad will adjust in 1°C
increments upward (maximum +18°C) or downward
(maximum -18°C), depending on which arrow key pad
is pressed.
• DO NOT USE oven thermometers such as those found
in grocery stores to check the temperature settings
inside your oven. These oven thermometers may vary
as much as 20 to 40 degrees from actual
Cleaning recommendation table
Surface type
Control knobs
Painted body parts
Painted decorative trim
Aluminum, plastic or vinyl trim
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.
• Control panel
• Decorative trim (some models)
Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls OFF and if needed remove any
knobs from the panel. Clean using hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Be sure to
squeeze excess water from the dishcloth before wiping the control panel;
especially when wiping around the controls area. Excess water in or around the
controls may cause damage to the appliance. When rinsing, use clean water and a
dishcloth and be sure to squeeze excess water from dishcloth before wiping the
control panel.
• Stainless Steel (some models)
Clean heavier soils with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and
a cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or
chlorine. Do not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are
especially made for cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to wipe the cleaners off
from the surface as bluish stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Gentle scouring with a soapy non-abrasive scouring pad will remove most spots.
Rinse with a 1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult
• Porcelain enamel broiler pan and
spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean
broiler pan insert (some models)
water and a damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled non-abrasive scouring pad.
Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth. Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or
acid content (milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the
surface; they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
• Oven interior & door liner
The oven interior is porcelain coated and is safe to clean using oven cleaners
following manufacturer's instructions. After cleaning, remove any oven cleaner or the
porcelain may become damaged during future heating. Do not spray oven cleaner on
any electrical controls or switches. Do not spray or allow oven cleaner to build up on
the oven temperature sensing bulb. Do not spray cleaner on oven door trim, door
gasket, plastic drawer glides, handles or any exterior surfaces of the range.
Clean any soils 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 using clean water and a cloth.
• Oven racks
Remove oven racks from oven before cleaning. Clean by using a mild, abrasive
cleaner following manufacturer's instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
• Oven door
Use soap & water to thoroughly clean the top, sides and front of the oven door. Rinse
well. You may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the oven door. Do not
immerse the door in water. Do not spray or allow water or the glass cleaner
to enter the door vents. Do not use oven cleaners, cleaning powders or any
harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of the oven door.
• Surface elements and drip
Do not use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop. See “Surface elements and drip
bowls” in the Care & Cleaning section.
Surface elements and drip bowls
• Make sure drip bowls are in place - Absence of
these bowls during cooking may subject wiring or
components underneath to damage.
• Never immerse a surface element in water.
• Be sure the range is cool before removing surface
elements or drip bowls. Be careful not to bend terminal
ends when replacing surface elements after cleaning.
• Protective liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line
surface drip bowls, or reflector pans. Only use
aluminum foil as recommended in this manual.
Improper installation of these liners may result in risk
of electric shock, or fire.
Surface elements may be unplugged and removed to make
cleaning the drip pans easier. The surface elements clean
themselves when they are turned on. Food spilled on a hot
element will burn off. Food spilled on a COOL element may
be cleaned with a damp cloth—any remaining soil will burn
off the next time the element is used.
To remove the surface elements and drip bowls
1. Lift the edge of the drip bowl across from the terminal
end. Lift the surface element and drip bowl
together just enough to clear the cooktop.
2. While holding the drip bowl and surface element, gently
pull the terminal end out from terminal plug. DO NOT
remove hold down clip (if equipped) from the drip bowl.
(if equipped)
Cleaning drip bowls
Wash in hot, soapy water or in the dishwasher. Rinse and
dry while still warm. Hard to remove, burned on soil can be
removed by soaking the drip bowls for about 20 minutes in
a lightly diluted liquid cleanser or a solution of ammonia and
water (1/2 cup ammonia to 1 gallon of water). A nylon
scrubber may be used after soaking. DO NOT use abrasive
cleaners or steel wool, they will scratch the surface. Always
rinse with clean water and polish dry with a soft cloth.
To replace drip bowls and surface elements
1. Slide the terminal end on the element through the
opening in the drip bowl (See Fig. 1).
2. Align the element support to rest on the rim inside the
drip bowl. If your drip bowl is equipped with a hold
down clip, align the element support opposite the
terminal end with the slot in the hold down clip, and
snap into place.
3. After the element is positioned in the drip bowl, line up
the terminal end with the terminal plug as shown.
4. Hold the surface element and drip bowl together as
level as possible and firmly push the terminal end into
the terminal plug. Make sure element terminal is seated
properly into terminal plug. Make sure the surface
element is level to reduce the hazard of pans sliding off
the element.
• When lowering the lift-up range cooktop, grasp the
sides with finger-tips only. Be careful not to pinch
fingers. DO NOT drop or bend the range cooktop when
raising or lowering. This could damage the cooktop
Allow element
support to rest
on drip pan
inside rim.
Terminal end
Terminal plug
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
To raise the cooktop for cleaning
1. Grasp the sides and lift from the front (See Fig. 2). Lift-up
rods will support the top in a raised position. Only lift the
top far enough to allow the support rods to snap into place.
2. Clean underneath using a clean cloth and hot, soapy water
3. To lower the top, gently push back on each rod to release
the notched support. Hold the range top and slide the lift
rods down into the range frame.
Caution for aluminum use on the cooktop
• Aluminum Foil - Use of aluminum foil on a hot cooktop
can damage the cooktop. Do not use thin aluminum
cooking utensils or allow aluminum foil to touch the
surface elements under ANY circumstances.
• Aluminum utensils - The melting point of aluminum
is much lower than that of other metals. Care must be
taken when aluminum pots or pans are used on the
cooktop. If aluminum pans are allowed to boil dry
when using the cooktop, the utensil may be damaged
or destroyed.
Cleaning under lower element (some models)
The oven bake and broil elements may appear to have
cooled after they have been turned OFF. The elements
may still be hot and burns may occur if these elements
are touched before they have cooled sufficiently.
For models that have a visible lower bake element
ONLY - This bake element was designed to be tilted up
using your hand from the front of the bake element for
cleaning purposes. Remove the bottom oven rack before
raising the element. Do not to raise the element more than
4 or 5 inches from the resting position.
Replacing the oven light
Be sure the range is unplugged and all parts are COOL before
replacing oven light. Wear a leather-faced glove for protection
against possible broken glass.
The interior oven light bulb is located at the upper left rear
of the oven cavity.
To replace the oven light bulb
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 appliance back in).
4. The clock will then need to be reset. To reset, see
“Setting the clock” in this Use & Care Guide.
Removing and replacing the lift-off oven door
The oven door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage, lay the
oven door flat with the inside of the door facing down.
To remove oven door
1. Open oven door completely (horizontal with floor-Fig.
2. Remove 2 screws located on the inside of the oven door
liner (See A Fig. 2).
3. Insert the 2 screws into the door hinge holes located on
the side of the hinge arm, one into each hinge (See B
Fig. 2).
4. Close oven door until the door stops, (do not force the
door to close any further). The placement of these
screws should keep door open in about a 45 degree
5. Grasp oven door firmly on both sides and slide door up
and off hinges at the same angle (See Fig. 3).
6. To clean oven door, follow the instructions provided
listed in the cleaning chart under “oven door”.
To replace oven door
1. Be sure the hinge arms remain at the 45 degree angle
position. Be sure the screws are still locking the hinge
arms from moving. If the screws fall out of the hinge
holes, the hinge(s) may snap back against the oven
frame and could pinch fingers or chip the porcelain
finish on the oven front frame.
2. Hold door at the sides near the top while resting the
lower front of door on your knee. Insert the door
channels at the bottom of door over the door hinges,
(See Fig. 3).
3. Allow the door to slide down into the door hinges
evenly at the same 45 degree angle. The hinge arms
should be inserted into the bottom corners as far as
they can go.
4. Open door completely (horizontal with floor) and
remove both screws from holes in door hinges.
5. Reinstall the 2 screws into the door liner (See C Fig. 2).
6. If the door is not in alignment with the oven frame,
remove door and repeat the above steps.
Oven door hinge
with oven door
fully open.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Special door care instructions - Most oven doors
contain glass that can break. Read the following
• Do not close the oven door until all the oven racks are
fully in place.
• Do not hit the glass with pots, pans, or any other object.
• Scratching, hitting, jarring or stressing the glass may
weaken its structure causing an increased risk of
breakage at a later time.
• Solutions to common problems
Poor baking results.
• Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper oven rack position
is used. Center food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate.
Allow the oven to preheat to the set temperature before placing food in the
oven. Try adjusting the recipe's recommended temperature or baking time.
If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see “Adjusting Oven Temperature”
section in this Use & Care Guide.
Appliance is not level.
• Be sure floor is level, strong & stable enough to adequately support range.
• If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
• Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the
oven rack. Adjust leveling legs at base of appliance until the rack is level.
• Kitchen cabinet alignment may make range appear not level. Be sure
cabinets are square & have sufficient room for appliance clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance
must be accessible for service.
• Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to
make appliance accessible.
• Carpet interferes with appliance. Provide sufficient space so appliance can be
lifted over carpet.
Surface element too hot or not hot
• Incorrect control setting. Be sure the correct control is ON for the element that
you are attempting to use.
Surface element does not heat.
• 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 &
medium-weight pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly,
foods may burn easily.
Entire appliance does not operate.
• The time of day is not set. The time of day must first be set in order to
operate the oven. See “Setting the clock” in the Setting Oven Controls
• Make sure cord/plug is plugged correctly into outlet.
• Service wiring is not complete. Contact your dealer, installing agent or
authorized service agent.
• Electrical power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local
electric company for service.
Oven portion of appliance does not
• Be sure the oven controls are set properly for the desired cooking feature.
See Setting Oven Controls in this manual or read the instructions “Entire
appliance does not operate” in this checklist.
Oven light does not work.
• Be sure the light is secure in the socket. Also see “Replacing the oven light”
Solutions to common problems •
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.
• Incorrect setting. Follow broiling instructions in Setting Oven Controls.
• Make sure oven door is opened to broil stop position.
• Meat too close to the broil element. Reposition the oven rack to provide
proper clearance between the meat & the element. Preheat the 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.
• Broiler pan and insert wrong side up and grease not draining. Always
place insert on the broiler pan with ribs up & slots down to allow grease
to drip into pan (some models).
• Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when
broiling frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Flames inside oven or smoking from
oven vent.
• Excessive spillovers in oven. For example this will happen for pie
spillovers or large amounts of grease left on the oven bottom. Wipe up
excessive spillovers before starting oven. If flames or excessive smoke
are present see “Broiling” in the Setting Oven Controls section.
Oven control panel beeps & displays any
F code error (for example F30).
• Oven control has detected a fault or error condition. Press clear off to
clear the display & stop beeping. Try the bake or broil feature again. If the
F code error repeats, remove power from appliance, wait 5 minutes and
then repower appliance and set clock for the time of day. Try the bake or
broil feature again. If the fault recurs, record fault and call for service.
Drip bowls are pitting or rusting (coil
cooktop models only).
• Foods with acids, such as tomatoes, if allowed to stand in/on bowls will
cause corrosiion. Remove and wash drip bowls as soon as possible after
a spill over.
• Normal environment. Houses located along sea coasts are exposed to salt air.
Protect bowls as much as possible from direct exposure to salt air.
Drip bowls are turning color or distorted
(coil cooktop models only).
• Bottom surface of cookware extends beyond surface element 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 appliance dealer.
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
Products used in a commercial setting.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
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 is shipped from the factory.
Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs,
handles, or other cosmetic parts.
Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
If You Need
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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