Frigidaire 318200633 Cooktop User Manual

Electric
Cooktop
Welcome .................................. 2
Important Safety Instructions .. 3-4
Setting Surface Controls .... 4-7
Surface Cooking ..................... 8
Care & Cleaning ................. 9-10
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Before You Call
Solutions to
Common Problems
................................................ 11
Warranty ................................ 12
318200633 (0604) Rev. A
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Congratulations on your purchase of a new appliance! At Electrolux Home
Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to
providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number one
priority.
We know you’ll enjoy your new appliance and Thank You for choosing our product.
We hope you consider us for future purchases.
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This Use & Care Manual contains general operating instructions for your appliance
and feature information for several models. Your product may not have all the
described features. The graphics shown are representative. The graphics on your
appliance may not look exactly like those shown. These instructions 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.
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Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all
instructions given.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
• Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the
or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas
appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after
until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these
unpacking the appliance. Never allow children to play with
areas are the cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.
packaging material.
• Wear Proper Apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging garments
• Proper Installation. Be sure your appliance is properly
should never be worn while using the appliance. Do not
let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the National Electrical Code No. 70 surfaces.
latest edition in the United States, or CSA C22.1, Part 1
Never use your appliance for warming or
in Canada, and local code requirements. Install only per
heating
the
room.
installation instructions provided in the literature package for
this appliance.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires. Smother the
fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
foam-type extinguisher.
authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the
electrical power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or fuse • When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease
box in case of an emergency.
may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
• User Servicing. Do not repair or replace any part of the • Use Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on
appliance unless specifically recommended in the
hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let
manuals. All other servicing should be done only by a
the pot holders touch hot surface units. Do not use a towel
qualified technician to reduce the risk of personal injury and
or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.
damage to the appliance.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup of
• Never modify or alter the construction of an appliance
pressure may cause the container to burst and result in
such as removal of panels, wire covers or any other
injury.
permanent part of the appliance.
• Storage on Appliance. Flammable materials should not IMPORTANT. Do not attempt to operate the cooktop during
be stored near surface units. This includes paper, plastic a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the
and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, cooktop. If the cooktop is not turned off and the power
as well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such resumes, the cooktop will not operate and an error message will
as aerosol cans, on or near the appliance. Flammable be displayed.
materials may explode and result in fire or property damage.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR
Do not store items of interest to children in USING YOUR COOKTOP
the cabinets above the appliance. Children climbing on the • Know which knob controls each surface unit.
cooktop to reach items could be seriously injured.
• Clean the appliance regularly to keep all parts free of
• Do not leave children alone. Children should not be left
grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods
alone or unattended in the area where an appliance is in
and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease
use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part
to accumulate on hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan
of the appliance.
could catch fire. When flaming food under the hood, turn fan
on. Refer to hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR
THESE UNITS. Surface units may be hot even though they • Use Proper Pan Size. This appliance is equipped with one
are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot
or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch,
having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit.
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Important Safety Instructions
The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the • Do Not Use Decorative Surface Element Covers. If an
surface heating unit to direct contact and may result in
element is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will
ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element
become hot and possibly melt. Burns will occur if the hot
will also improve efficiency.
covers are touched. Damage may also be done to the
appliance.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not
Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units. To reduce the risk of
FOR CERAMIC-GLASS COOKTOP ONLY
burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to
• Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop. If cooktop
unintentional contact with the utensil.
should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may
• Never Leave Surface Units Unattended. Boilovers cause
penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric
smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that
shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
has boiled dry may melt.
• Clean Cooktop with Caution. If a wet sponge or cloth is
• Protective Liners. Do not use aluminum foil to line any part
used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid
of the appliance. Only use aluminum foil as recommended for
a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce harmful fumes if
baking if used as a cover placed on the food. Any other use
applied to a hot surface.
of protective liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of
• Do Not Place Hot Cookware on Cold Cooktop Glass. This
electric shock or fire or short circuit.
could cause glass to break.
• Glazed Cooking Utensils. Only certain types of glass,
glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed • Do not slide pan across the cooktop surface. They may
scratch the cooktop surface.
utensils are suitable for range top service without breaking
due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the • Do Not Let Pans Boil Dry. This may cause permanent
damage in the form of breakage, fusion, or marking that can
manufacturer's recommendations for cooktop use.
affect the ceramic-glass cooktop. (This type of damage is
not covered by your warranty).
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
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 substances.
Setting Surface Controls
About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop
The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the
glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element
underneath. Make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter of the element
outline on the cooktop (See Figs. 1 & 2).
Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop to the cookware. Only flatbottom cookware should be used. The type and size of cookware, the number of surface
elements in use and their settings are all factors that will affect the amount of heat that
will spread to areas beyond the surface elements. The areas surrounding the elements
may become hot enough to cause burns.
Fig.1 - 30” Model - Cooktop
Appearance
About the Radiant Surface Elements
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The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the
element will glow red. To maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle ON and
OFF. The heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat
during the OFF cycle. For efficient cooking, turn OFF the element several minutes
before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking
process.
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Left
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Left
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Center
Rear
Right
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Right
Rear
Fig. 2 - 36” Model - Cooktop Appearance
Setting Surface Controls
locations of the surface radiant elements
Your cooktop is equipped with radiant surface radiant elements with different wattage
ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the element
wattage increases.
The radiant surface elements are located on the 30” cooktop as follows:
- 1 dual 6 to 9 inch radiant element located at the right front position;
- 1 bridge radiant element located on the left front and rear positions;
- 1 small 6 inch radiant element located at the right rear position.
30” cooktop
The radiant surface elements are located on the 36” cooktop as follows:
- 1 small 6 inch radiant elements located at the center rear position;
- 1 dual 5 to 7 inch radiant elements located at the right rear position;
- 1 dual 6 to 9 inch radiant elements located at the right front position;
- 1 bridge radiant element located on the left front and rear positions;
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Surface cooking settings
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Left
Rear
Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the type of food you are preparing.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best
cooking results.
Left
Front
Center
Rear
Right
Front
Right
Rear
36” cooktop
Recommended Settings for Surface Elements
Setting
Type of Cooking
HIGH (HI)
Start most foods; bring water to a boil and pan broiling.
MEDIUM HIGH (8-10)
Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat frying.
MEDIUM (6)
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces and gravies; steaming
vegetables.
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)
Keep foods cooking; poaching and stewing.
LOW (LO)
Keep warm, melting and simmering.
NOTE: Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning section and Before
You Call checklist section 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 ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for the radiant
element or if the cookware bottom is not flat (Refer to page 12 under Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils).
NOTE: Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn green when the
element will be turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to its original white color after it has
completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).
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Setting Surface Controls
The electronic surface element control (esec)
The Electronic Surface Element Control (“ESEC”) feature includes
5 digital display windows. The ESEC feature provides a numeric
digital setting for the 5 radiant surface element positions on the
cooktop. These settings work the same way as normal knob
setting indicators work except the settings are displayed in digital
windows (Figs. 1 thru 4).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
The available ESEC Display Settings
The ESEC control provides various heat levels from Hi (Fig. 2) to
Lo (Fig. 4) and OFF (Fig. 1). The settings between 9.5 and 3.0
decrease or increase in increments of .5 (1/2). The settings
between 3.0 and 1.2 are Simmer settings which decrease or
increase in increments of .2 (1/5) to Lo (Figure 4; lowest Simmer
setting) for more precise settings at lower heat levels. Use the
Recommended Surface Setting Chart to determine the correct
setting for the kind of food you are preparing.
.
Control knobs shown are typical only.
Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence
the setting needed for best cooking results.
ESEC Power Failure Indicator Message (PF)
When the range is first plugged in or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the ESEC control
will display the message "PF" (Power Failure; See Fig. 5). After a few seconds the "PF" message will disappear
from the display.
Fig. 5
ESEC Error Indicator Message (Er)
An error message will be displayed (glowing “Er”) at power up (or after a power failure) if ANY of the surface control
knobs were left in the ON positions (See Fig. 6). If a power failure should occur, be sure to set all of the surface
control knobs to the OFF position. This will reset the surface controls.
Once the surface controls have been set to the OFF positions, the surface controls should return to normal
operation. If the surface controls do not function and the “Er” message remains in any display after following these
procedures, contact your authorized servicer for assistance.
Fig. 6
ESEC Hot Element Indicator Message (HE)
After using any of the single, dual or triple radiant element positions the cooktop will become very
hot. Even after turning the control knob to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The
ESEC control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message “HE” (hot
element) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch (See Fig. 7). If the HE message appears
in the window, the control can still be turned ON again for use.
Fig. 7
Operating the Single Surface Radiant Elements
The cooktop has a single radiant surface element located as shown on Figures 8 & 9.
To Operate the Single Surface Element
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1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting using
the ESEC digital display window to verify (Fig. 2). Turn the knob to adjust the setting as
needed.
3. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish
cooking. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A
glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware
indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the
cookware. Note: The surface “Element On” indicator lights will glow when one or more
elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished
is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off. Also, the HE message will
appear in the display after turning the control knob to OFF if the cooktop is still hot and
remain on until the heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
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Left
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Left
Front
Center
Rear
Right
Front
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Right
Rear
Setting Surface Controls
Operating the Dual Surface Radiant
Elements
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30” cooktop is equipped with dual radiant elements at the
right front position (see Fig. 1). 36” cooktop is equipped
with dual radiant surface elements located at the right
front and right rear positions (See Fig 2).
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To Operate the Dual Surface Element:
Fig. 1
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the dual surface element.
2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See Figs. 3 & 5) for smaller cookware
or clockwise (See Figs. 4 & 6) for larger cookware to the desired setting using the ESEC
digital display window for the desired setting.
3. Turn the knob to adjust the setting as needed. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting
and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a constant
amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom
edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing
the cookware. Note: The surface “Element On” indicator lights will glow when one or
more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is
finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off. Also, the HE
message will appear in the display after turning the control knob to OFF if the cooktop is
still hot and remain on until the heating surface area has cooled sufficiently.
Note: See recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 5.
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been
turned OFF. HE (Hot Element) message will turn ON and will continue to glow until the glass
cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The glass surface may still be hot and burns
may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has turned OFF.
Center
Rear
Left
Front
Right
Front
Right
Rear
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Operating the Bridge Radiant Element
This cooktop is equipped with a "Bridge" surface
element located at the left front and middle (see
Figs 7 & 8) positions. The Bridge can be used
when cooking with rectangular (like a griddle) or
oval shaped cookware (Fig. 8) The element will
maintain an even temperature setting across
both portions of the Bridge. If needed for normal
cookware, the bridge element can work like a
single element without the Bridge (Fig.7).
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
(30" cooktop model shown only)
Fig. 9
To Operate the Dual Surface Element:
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the Bridge surface element.
2. Push in and turn the control knob counterclockwise (See Figs. 5 & 7) to heat the portion of the Bridge element for
normal shaped cookware or clockwise (See Figs. 6 & 8) for larger or rectangular shaped cookware.
3. Use the ESEC digital display window for the desired setting. Turn (do not push) the knob to adjust the setting as
needed. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. Each
surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending
beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small. Please note that not all cookware will fit
the Bridge element correctly.
4. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing the cookware. Note: The surface
“Element On” indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator
lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off. Also, the HE message
will appear in the display after turning the control knob to OFF if the cooktop is still hot and remain on until the heating surface
area has cooled sufficiently.
The bridge element may also be used in combination with the left rear single element. Because these element have 2
different controls, one element can be used to cook while the other element may be used to keep food warm (see Fig. 9).
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Surface cooking
Selecting Surface Cooking Cookware
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 Figure 1).
Be sure to follow the recommendations
for using cookware as shown in Figure
2.
Note: The size and type of cookware
used will influence the setting needed
for best cooking results.
Figure 1
Figure 2
Cookware Material types
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:
ALUMINUM - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists
staining & pitting). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic glass cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will resemble
scratches. Remove these marks immediately.
COPPER - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic glass (see Aluminum above).
STAINLESS STEEL - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.
CAST IRON - A poor heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached.
Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.
PORCELAIN-ENAMEL on METAL - Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material. Porcelain-enamel coating
must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic cooktops.
GLASS - Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass.
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Care & Cleaning
(Cleaning Chart)
Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop
Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. REMOVE SPILLOVERS
AND HEAVY SOILING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. REGULAR CLEANING WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF MAJOR
CLEANING LATER.
Surfaces
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces)
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth or paper towel. Dry with a clean cloth.
Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body Parts,
and Decorative Trim
Using a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent and water or a 50/50 solution of vinegar
and water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry and polish with a soft cloth.
Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth first. DO NOT spray liquids directly
on the control pad and display area. Do not use large amounts of water on the control panel
- excess water on the control area may cause damage to the appliance. Do not use other
liquid cleaners, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or some paper towels - they will damage
the finish.
Control Panel
Wipe the control panel clean after each use. 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 cloth. 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. 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
(brushed)
Decorative Trim Cooktop
Clean stainless steel with hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and
a cloth. Do not use cleaners with high concentrations of chlorides or chlorines. Do
not use harsh scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially made for
cleaning stainless steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners from the surface as bluish
stains may occur during heating that cannot be removed.
Ceramic -Glass
Cooktop
See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop in this Owner's Guide.
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Care & Cleaning
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance
Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your Ceramic glass cooktop
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply the recommended CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Creme to the ceramic
surface. Clean and buff with a non abrasive cloth or pad. This will make cleaning easier when soiled from cooking. The special
cooktop cleaning cream leaves a protective finish on the glass to help prevent scratches and abrasions.
Sliding aluminum or copper clad bottom pans on the cooktop can cause metal markings
on the cooktop surface. These marks should be removed immediately after the cooktop
has cooled using the cooktop cleaning cream. Metal marks can become permanent if not
removed prior to future use.
Cookware (cast iron, metal, ceramic or glass) with rough bottoms can mark or scratch the
cooktop surface. Do not slide anything metal or glass across the cooktop. Do not use
your cooktop as a cutting board or work surface in the kitchen. Do not cook foods directly
on the cooktop surface without a pan. Do not drop heavy or hard objects on the glass
cooktop, or they may crack it.
Before cleaning the cooktop, be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the cooktop is COOL.
DO NOT use a cooktop cleaner on a hot cooktop. The fumes can be hazardous to your health, and can
chemically damage the ceramic glass surface.
Cleaning Recommendations for the Ceramic Glass Cooktop
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of CERAMA BRYTE® Cleaning Creme directly to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or a MultiPurpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge to clean the entire cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned
thoroughly, leaving no residue. Do not use the sponge you use to clean the cooktop for any other purpose.
For heavy, burned on soil:
First, clean the surface as described above. Then, if soils remain, carefully scrape soils with a metal razor blade
scraper, holding scraper at a 30 degree angle to the surface. Remove loosened soils with
cooktop cleaning cream and buff surface clean.
Damage to the ceramic glass cooktop may occur if you use any scrub pad
other than a Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge.
Plastic or foods with a high sugar content:
These types of soils need be removed immediately if spilled or melted onto the ceramic
cooktop surface. Permanent damage (such as pitting of the cooktop surface) may occur if
not removed immediately. After turning the surface elements OFF, use a razor blade
scraper or a metal spatula with a mitt and scrape the soil from the hot surface (as illustrated).
Allow the cooktop to cool, and use the same method for heavy or burned on soils.
Do not use the following on the ceramic glass cooktop:
• Do not use abrasive cleaners and scouring pads, such as metal and some nylon
pads. They may scratch the cooktop, making it more difficult to clean.
• Do not use harsh cleaners, such as chlorine bleach, ammonia or oven cleaners, as
they may etch or discolor the cooktop.
• Do not use dirty sponges, cloths or paper towels, as they can leave soil or lint on the
cooktop which can burn and cause discoloration.
Special Caution for Aluminum Foil and Aluminum Cooking Utensils
• Aluminum foil: Use of aluminum foil will damage the cooktop. Do not use under any
circumstances.
• Aluminum utensils: Since the melting point of aluminum is much lower than that of other
metals, care must be taken when aluminum pots or pans are used. Pans that boil dry may
permanently damage cooktop by breaking, fusing to, or marking it.
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Before you call
Solutions to Common Problems
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Entire cooktop does not
operate.
(1) House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If the
problem is a circuit overload, have this situation corrected by a qualified electrician. (2) Service
wiring not complete. Contact installation agent or dealer. (3) Power outage. Check house lights to
be sure. Call local electric company.
Surface element does not
heat.
(1) No power to appliance. Check/reset breaker or replace fuse. If the problem is a circuit overload,
or improper connection of the armored cable supplied with the appliance, have this situation
corrected by a qualified electrician. (2) Too low heat setting. Turn control to a slightly higher setting
until element comes on. (3) Incorrect control is on. Be sure to use correct control for the element
to be used.
Surface element too hot or
not hot enough.
(1) Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained. Dial
markings are an indicator of relative heat settings and will vary slightly. (2) Lightweight or warped
pans being used. Use only flat, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. (3) Voltage
is incorrect. Be sure appliance is properly connected to the specified power source. (4) Use only
flat bottom, evenly balanced, medium or heavyweight cookware. Pans having a flat bottom heat
better than warped pans. Cookware material affects heating. Heavy and medium weight pans heat
evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
Food not heating evenly.
(1) Improper cookware. Select flat-bottomed cookware of a proper size to fit element. (2) Incorrect
control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.
Scratches or abrasions on
ceramic glass cooktop
surface.
(1) Coarse particles (such as salt or sand) are between cooktop and utensil. Be sure cooktop surface
and bottom of utensils are clean before use. Small scratches do not affect cooking and will become
less visible with use. (2) Cleaning materials not recommended for glass ceramic cooktop have been
used. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner's Guide. (3) Cookware with rough bottom
has been used. Use flat-bottomed, smooth utensils. See Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils in
this Owner's Guide.
Metal marks on ceramic
glass cooktop surface.
(1) Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop
surface. Use a mildly abrasive cleanser to remove marks.
Brown streaks and specks
on ceramic glass cooktop
surface.
(1) Boilovers have cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See CeramicGlass Cooktop section in this Owner's Guide. (2) Cleaning materials not recommended for
ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. Use recommended cleaners and cleaning method. See
Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner's Guide.
Areas of discoloration on
ceramic glass cooktop
surface.
(1) Mineral deposits from water and food. Wet surface with water and sprinkle on a cooktop cleaning
creme. Scrub with a clean damp paper towel until the stain disappears. Wipe remaining paste away,
then apply a small amount of cooktop cleaning creme and polish with a clean paper towel. Use
cookware with clean, dry bottoms. See Ceramic-Glass Cooktop section in this Owner's Guide.
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Major Appliance Warranty Information
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.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7. 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.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. 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.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. 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.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to
floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. 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.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE
YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR
LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
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.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
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Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4