Frigidaire 318200682 (0604) Rev Cooktop User Manual

Gas
Cooktop
Welcome .................................. 2
Important Safety Instructions .. 3-5
Before Setting
Surface Controls .................... 6
Setting Surface Controls ....... 7
Questions?
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
1-800-668-4606 (Canada)
Care & Cleaning................. 8-11
Before You Call
Solutions to
Common Problems
................................................ 11
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Warranty ................................ 12
318200682 (0604) Rev. A
Welcome & Congratulations
Questions?
1-800-944-9044
(United States)
1-800-668-4606
(Canada)
Please attach sales receipt
here for future reference.
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.
Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
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Electrolux Home Products.
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P. O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
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.
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.
• Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the
cooktop. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after
unpacking the cooktop. Never allow children to play with
packaging material. Do not remove the model/serial plate
attached to the cooktop.
• Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1 latest edition and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70—latest
edition, and local code requirements. Install and/or
adjust only per installation instructions provided in the
literature package for this cooktop.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
authorized repair service. Know how to shut off gas supply at
the meter and disconnect the electrical power to the cooktop
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 cooktop.
• Never modify or alter the construction of a cooktop by
removing panels, wire covers, or any other part of the
product.
• Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials should not
be stored on the cooktop, near surface burners. 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 the cooktop.
Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or
property damage.
Do not store items of interest to children in
the cabinets above the cooktop.
• Do not leave children alone—Children should not be left
alone or unattended in the area where an appliance is in
use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part
of the appliance.
• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, GRATES, OR
AREAS NEAR THESE BURNERS. Surface burners may be
hot even though the 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 and the
surfaces facing the cooktop.
• 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.
Never use your appliance for warming or
Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can
heating the room.
result in serious injuries and may also cause damage to
the cooktop. Do not allow children to climb or play around the
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cooktop.
• 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 Only Dry Pot holders—Moist or damp pot holders on
hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the
pot holders touch the flame or burners. Do not use a towel or
other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of
pressure may cause container to burst and result in
injury.
• Know which knob controls each surface burner. Always
turn the knob to the LITE position when igniting the burners.
Visually check that the burner has lit. Then adjust the flame
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.
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.
Do not use stove top grills on your sealed
gas burners. If you use a stove top gr
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.
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Important Safety Instructions
Grounding Instructions
For personal safety, the cooktop 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 cooktop 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.
See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this
cooktop for complete installation and grounding instructions.
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.
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not, under any
circumstances,
cut, remove, or
bypass the
grounding prong.
Power supply cord with
3-prong grounding plug
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.
Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (or L.P. Gas)
Personal injury or death from electrical
shock may occur if the range is not installed by a qualified
installer or electrician.
This natural gas range is designed to allow for conversion
to Liquefied Petroleum (L.P.) Gas.
If L.P. conversion is needed, contact the service center for
assistance. The L.P. Conversion Kit is provided with this
cooktop and is located in the literature envelope. Before
installing the kit be sure to follow the L.P. Installation
Instructions carefully.
Any additions, changes or conversions
required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet
the application needs must be made by an authorized
Service Center.
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Before Setting Surface Controls
Assembly of the Surface Burner Heads, Burner Caps and Burner Grates
It is very important to make sure that all of the Surface Burner
Heads, Surface Burner Caps and Surface Burner Grates are
installed correctly and at the correct locations.
1. Be sure to follow the Installation Instructions before installing
and using your new cooktop.
Electrodes must
2. Remove all packing tape from cooktop. Remove Burner Caps
align into slot or
and Burner Heads (See Figure 3).
hole for each
3. Discard all packing material located under all Burner Heads (if
Burner Head.
applicable).
Figure 4Figure 1
4. To replace Burner Heads & Caps, match the letters located
under center of Burner Caps with the letters located inside
Burner Head (See Figure 3). Place all Burner Heads & Caps
Grate Pin
on the cooktop while carefully aligning the Electrodes into
Burner
slots or holes of the Burner Heads (Figure 1). Note: The
Cap
Burner Heads should sit flat on Cooktop Burner Skirts.
Pilot hole
5. Unpack Burner Grates. NOTE: Do not force End Burner
Grates down on cooktop. Be careful to line up the 2 Grate
FigureFigure
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2
Pins located on each of the 2 End Burner Grates into the
Pilot holes located on top of the Burner Caps (See Figure 2).
Position Burner Grates on cooktop and check that all the Burner Grate legs lie on the glass surface.
Figure
Figure 33
REMEMBER — DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD, CLEANING AGENTS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL TO ENTER THE
GAS ORIFICE HOLDER OPENING. Always keep the Burner Caps and Burner Heads in place whenever the surface burners
are in use.
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Setting Surface Controls
Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size
Correct
RIGHT
WRONG
Incorrect
Never extend the flame beyond the
outer edge of the utensil. A higher
flame simply wastes heat and energy,
and increases the risk of being burned
by the gas flame.
For most cooking - start on the highest control setting and then turn to a
lower one to complete the process. Use the recommendations 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.
*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; steaming.
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.
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.
*Note: Settings are based on using medium-weight metal or aluminum pans. Settings may vary when using other
types of pans. 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 sharp. Clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.
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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
Glass, Painted and Plastic
Control Knobs, Body
Pieces, 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.
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates, Burner Rings
(some models), Cooktop
Surface (some models)
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1
solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammoniasoaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, and
then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry with a clean cloth or paper
towel. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating.
DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Surface Burners
The holes in the burners of your cooktop must be kept clean at all times for proper ignition
and a complete, even flame. Clean the burner holes routinely with a small gauge wire or
needle and especially after bad spillovers which could clog these holes.
To remove and replace burner units per your model, see instructions under General
Cleaning. 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
damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven for 30 minutes. Then replace
them, making sure they are seated and level. DO NOT wash burner units in the
dishwasher.
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Cleaning the Cooktop, Burner Heads, Caps & Grates
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the gas Burners are sealed, cleanups are easy when spillovers
are cleaned up immediately.
The cooktop, Burner Heads and Caps should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the Burner Head Ports clean will prevent
improper ignition and an uneven flame. Refer to the following instructions:
Any additions, changes or conversions required in order for this appliance to perform satisfactorily
must be made by an authorized Service Center.
Surface
Burner
Grate
1st
2nd
Surface
Burner
3rd Head
Electrode
Orifice
holder
Figure 1
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Care & Cleaning
Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (Continued)
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.
Care and Cleaning of Stainless Steel (Stainless Steel models only)
Some models are equipped with stainless steel exterior parts. Special care and cleaning are required for maintaining
the appearance of stainless parts. Please refer to the table provided at the beginning of the General Care & Cleaning
section in this Use & Care Guide.
Before you call
Solutions to Common Problems
OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE/SOLUTION
Surface burners
do not light.
(1) 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 to desired flame size. (2) Be sure gas supply valve
is open. (3) Burner ports or slots are clogged. With the burner off, use a small-gauge wire or needle to
clean ports or slots. (4) Power cord is disconnected from outlet (electric ignition models). Be sure cord is
plugged securely into outlet. (5) Electrical power outage (electric ignition models). Burners can be lit
manually. See Setting Surface Controls in this Owner's Guide.
Surface burner
flame burns half
way around.
(1) Burner ports or slots are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports with a small-gauge wire or needle to
clean ports or slots. (2) Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow burner to
operate until flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions under General Cleaning.
Surface burner
flame is orange.
(1) Dust particles in main line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame turns blue. (2) In
coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt air.
Scratches or
abrasion on
cooktop surface.
(1) Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensil can cause scratches. Be sure
cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches do no affect cooking
and will become less visible with time. (2) Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop
have been used. See "To Clean the Ceramic-glass Cooktop" section under General Cleaning. (3) Cookware
with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flt-bottomed cookware.
Metalmarks.
(1) Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on cooktop
surface. Use ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream to remove the marks. See "To Clean the Ceramicglass Cooktop" section under General Cleaning.
Brown streaks or
specks.
(1) Boilover are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See "To Clean the Ceramicglass Cooktop" section under General Cleaning.
Areas of
discoloration
with metallic
sheen.
(1) Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream. Use
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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
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4