Operating instructions | Frigidaire BS100 Range User Manual

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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model.
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meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining
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This Use & Care Manual contains general operating instructions for your range
and feature information for several models. Your range may not have all the
described features. The graphics shown are representational. The graphics on
your range may not look exactly like those shown.
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 before using the range. Destroy
the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the range. Never allow
children to play with packaging material.
• Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance
with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 latest
edition and local electrical code requirements. Install only per
installation instructions provided in the literature package for this
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the
range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.
• User servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals. All
other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician. This
may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the range.
• Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing
leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tip brackets/screws, or
any other part of the product.
Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range. Children
climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured.
Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or
Heating the Room.
• Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials should not
be stored in an oven, 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.
• Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not be left
alone or unattended in the area where appliance is in use.
They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the
THE OVEN. Both surface units and oven heating elements may
be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units
may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do
not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these
areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these
areas are the cook top, surfaces facing the cook top, the oven vent
openings and surfaces near these openings, oven door and
• Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging garments
should never be worn while using the appliance. Do not let
clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smother the fire
with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foamtype extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may
catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
• Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp potholders on hot
surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholders
touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth
instead of a potholder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of pressure
may cause container to burst and result in injury.
• Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be
stored or discarded.
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the doors or
drawers of this range can result in serious injuries and also
cause damage to the range. Do not allow children to climb or play
around the range. The weight of a child on an open door may cause
the range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.
IMPORTANT—Do not attempt to operate the range during a
power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the range. If the
range is not turned off and the power resumes, the range will begin
to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and
oven function.
Do not use the oven or warmer drawer (if
equipped) for storage.
Important Safety Instructions
• Use Care When Opening 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 ignite.
• Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in desired
location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot
use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack with both
hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot heating
elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack before
• 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.
• Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. Place a
pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and turn the unit off
before removing the pan.
• Use Proper Pan Size—This appliance is equipped with one or
more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having flat
bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element.
The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating
element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing.
Proper relationship of utensil to element will also improve efficiency.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface 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.
• Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area underneath each
surface element. Do not allow grease to accumulate.
• Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be aware that excess
residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and injury.
• Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently—Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter. Follow manufacturer’s
instructions for cleaning.
• Do Not Cook on Broken Cook Top—If cook top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cook top
and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.
• Clean Cook Top with Caution—If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn.
Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.
• 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 damage.
• 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.
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.
Features At A Glance
(for Coil Cooktop models only)
(some models)
Note: Features will
vary and are shown
for open Coil Surface
Element models only
Features At A Glance
(for Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
(some models)
Ceramic Glass Cooktop
Note: Features
will vary and are
shown for
Ceramic Cooktop
models only
Before Setting Oven Controls
Oven Vent Location (Coil Cooktop models only)
For models equipped with coil surface elements, the oven vent is located under
the left rear surface element. When the oven is on, warm air flows through the
left rear element. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven
and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK THE OVEN VENT.
Oven Vent Location (Ceramic Cooktop models only)
For models equipped with ceramic glass cooktops, the oven vent is located
under the left rear side of the control panel. When the oven is on, warm air
is released through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation
in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK OVEN VENT.
Arranging Oven Racks
mitts when using the oven.
Removing & Replacing Oven Racks
To remove, pull the rack forward until it stops. Lift up front of rack and slide out. To replace, fit the rack onto the guides on
the oven walls. Tilt the front of the rack upward and slide the rack back into place.
Element On and Hot Surface Indicator Lights
The Coil Cook Top range is equipped with a surface control light that will glow on your range—
the Element On indicator light.
The Ceramic Glass Cooktop range is equipped with two different surface control lights that
will glow on your range— the Element On indicator light and a Hot Surface indicator light.
The Element On (all models) located on the control panel, will glow when any surface element
is turned on. A quick glance at this light after cooking is an easy check to be sure all surface
controls are turned off.
The Hot Surface (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only) indicator light, located on the
control panel, will glow as the surface cooking area heats up and will REMAIN ON until the
glass cooktop has cooled to a MODERATE level.
Setting Surface Controls
To Operate the Surface Elements (Coil Cooktop models only)
1. Place cooking utensil on the surface element.
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (See Figure 1). Start most cooking
operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. The control knobs do not have to be
set exactly on a particular setting. Use the settings as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed.
3. When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing the pan. Note: The surface “Element On”
indicator light(s) will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at these indicator light(s) when
cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all surface elements are turned off.
To Operate Radiant Surface Elements (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
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 (See Figure 1). Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and
then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. The surface control knobs do not
have to be set exactly on a particular mark. Use the marks as a guide and
adjust the control knob as needed. Each surface 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.
Figure 1
3. When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing the
cookware. Note: the Element On indicator light will glow when one or more
elements are turned on. A quick glance at the indicator light(s) when cooking
is finished is an easy check to be sure all control knobs are turned off. The Hot
Surface indicator light will continue to glow AFTER the control knob is turned
to the “Off” position and will glow until the heating surface area has cooled
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. The glass surface may
still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.
Suggested Surface Control Settings (all models)
The suggested settings found in the chart below are based on cooking in medium-weight metal pans with lids. Settings may
vary when using other types of pans. Note: The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked
will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
HIGH (HI - 9)
MEDIUM (5 - 6)
Type of Cooking
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling
Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam vegetables
MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)
Keep foods cooking, poach, stew
LOW (LO - 1)
Keep warm, melt, simmer
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the
range when it is in use. These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too
close to the element.
Oven Control Functions
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar
with the various functions of the oven as described below.
to select the bake
PADS— Used along with
the function pads to select
oven temperature, time of
day, clean time and minute
Used to select
the variable broil
TIMER ON/OFF PAD — Used to set
or cancel the minute timer. The minute
timer does not start or stop cooking.
CLEAR/OFF — Used to clear any
function previously entered except
the time of day or minute timer.
Press CLEAR/OFF to stop
to set the time of day.
Setting Oven Controls
Note: The time of day must first be set in order to operate the oven.
To Set the Clock
When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the display will flash "12:00".
1. Press
2. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the
until the correct time of day appears in the display.
To Set the Minute Timer
1. Press
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 minutes.
Note: If you press the
first, the timer will advance to 11 hours and 59 minutes.
3. The display shows the timer count down in minutes until one minute remains. Then the display will count down in seconds.
4. When the set time has run out, the timer will sound a 3 second beep. 0:00 will appear in the display until
is pressed.
Note: While the minute timer is counting down, the “:” will flash. The minute timer does not start or stop cooking. 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 during any
of the other oven functions. When the minute timer is in use with any other function, the minute timer will be shown in the display.
To view other functions, press the pad for that function.
To Change the Minute Timer while it is in use:
While the timer is active and shows in the display, press and hold the
To Cancel the Minute Timer before the set time has run out: Press
to increase or decrease the time.
Setting Oven Controls
To Set or Change the Temperature for Baking
The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 500°F.
To Set the Controls for Baking:
1. Press
. "— — —°" appears in the display.
2. Within 5 seconds, press the
. The display will show "350°F." By pressing and holding the
, the
temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F increments.
3. When the
is released, the oven will begin heating to the selected temperature. When the displayed temperature
reaches the desired baking temperature, the control will beep once (1 time).
4. To cancel the baking function, press
To Change the Oven Temperature after Baking has Started:
1. Press
2. Press the
and make sure the bake temperature is displayed.
to increase or decrease the set temperature.
Setting Oven Controls
To Broil
1. Arrange oven rack while oven is still cool. Position the rack as suggested in
the chart below.
Rack Position From Top
2. Press
Rare steaks
Fish, medium steaks, hamburgers and chops
Well-done foods such as chicken and lobster
3. Press and hold the
in the display. Press the
To insure proper results
when broiling use ONLY Electrolux Home
Products, Inc. approved Broil Pan &
until the desired broil setting level appears
for HI broil or the
for LO broil. Most foods
can be broiled at the HI broil setting. Select the LO broil setting to avoid excess
browning or drying of foods that should be broiled to the well-done stage.
4. Place the insert on the broiler pan (if equipped), then place the food on the
insert. DO NOT use the broiler pan without the insert or cover the insert with
aluminum foil. The exposed grease could ignite.
5. Place the pan on the oven rack. Open the oven door to the broil stop
position when broiling (see illustration).
6. Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Note:
Always pull the rack out to the stop position before turning or removing food.
The broiler pan and the insert 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 foil; the exposed grease could
7. When broiling is finished, press
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn off the oven.
If the fire continues, use a fire extinguisher. DO NOT put water or flour on the fire.
Flour may be explosive.
Care & Cleaning
(Cleaning Chart)
How to Clean
Aluminum (Trim Pieces) & Vinyl
Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.
Painted & Plastic Control Knobs, Body
Parts & Decorative 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.
Painted Control Panel, Decorative
Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls to OFF and remove the control
knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy
water and a dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water using a dishcloth. 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 (some models)
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.
Porcelain Enamel Broiler Pan and
Insert, Door Liner, Body Parts, Warmer
Drawer (if equipped)
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a
1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with
an ammonia-soaked paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and
a damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filled scouring pad. Rinse and wipe dry
with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged
during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.
Oven Racks
Oven racks may be removed or left in the oven during the self-clean cycle for
cleaning. If removed, clean by using a mild, abrasive cleaner following
manufacturer's instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
If the racks are cleaned in the self-clean cycle, their color will turn slightly blue and
the finish will be dull. After the self-clean cycle is complete, and the oven has
cooled, rub the sides of the racks with wax paper or a cloth containing a small
amount of baby oil or salad oil (this will make the racks glide easier into the rack
Oven Door
To clean oven door, wash with hot, soapy water and a clean cloth. DO NOT
immerse the door in water.
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven
material, on self cleaning models, which is essential for a good seal. Care should
be taken not to rub, damage or remove the gasket.
Ceramic Glass Cooktop
See Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance in the Care & Cleaning section.
Care & Cleaning
Ceramic Glass Cooktop Cleaning & Maintenance (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
Consistent and proper cleaning is essential to maintaining your Ceramic Glass cooktop.
Prior to using your cooktop for the first time, apply some of the cooktop cleaning cream supplied with your new range. Buff
with a non-abrasive cloth or pad such as a 3M Scotch-Brite® Blue Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge. 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, they may cause it to crack.
Cleaning Recommendations for Ceramic Glass Cooktop (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
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.
For light to moderate soil:
Apply a few drops of the cooktop cleaning cream (cleaner must be recommended for Ceramic Glass cooktops) directly
to the cooktop. Use a paper towel or a 3M Scotch-Brite® Blue Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge to clean the entire
cooktop surface. Make sure the cooktop is cleaned thoroughly, leaving no residue.
For heavy, burned on soil:
Apply a few drops of the cooktop cleaning cream (cleaner must be recommended for Ceramic Glass cooktops) directly
to the soiled area. Rub the soiled area using a 3M Scotch-Brite® Blue Multi-Purpose No Scratch Scrub Sponge, applying
pressure as needed. Once the sponge has been used on the cooktop, do not use the sponge for any other purpose.
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 cleaner and buff surface clean.
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.
Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Recommendations for Ceramic Glass Cooktop (Ceramic Glass Cooktop models only)
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.
Note: Additional cooktop cleaning cream may be ordered by visiting the
Frigidaire website at www.frigidaire.com.
Cleaning the Oven Bottom (all models)
The bake element is designed to be gently tilted up using your hand from
the front of the bake element. This will allow easier access to the oven
bottom for cleaning. Be careful not to raise the element more than 4 or 5
inches from the resting position.
Care & Cleaning of Stainless Steel (some models)
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 Cleaning Chart provided at the beginning of the
Care & Cleaning section in this Use & Care Manual.
The baking element may be
tilted about 4 or 5 inches
to clean the oven bottom.
Changing the Interior Oven Light (some models)
On some models, the oven light automatically turns on when the door is opened.
Some models have a switch located on the control panel to turn on the light. The
oven light is located at the rear of the oven.
To replace the oven light:
1. Turn electrical power off at the main source or unplug the range.
2. Replace bulb with a new 40 watt appliance bulb.
3. Turn power back on again at the main source (or plug the range back in).
4. The clock will then need to be reset. To reset, see Setting Oven Controls in
this Use & Care Manual.
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.
Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Recommendations for Coil Element Cooktop (Coil Cooktop models only)
Surface elements can 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.
Never immerse a surface element in water.
Be sure the range is cool
before removing elements or drip bowls.
Be careful not to bend terminal ends
when replacing elements after cleaning.
Removing the Surface Elements & Drip Bowls (Coil Cooktop models only)
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 the terminal plug. If equipped, DO NOT remove the hold down clip
from the drip bowl.
Cleaning the Drip Bowls (Coil Cooktop models only)
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, as they will scratch the surface.
Always rinse with clean water and polish dry with a soft cloth.
Replacing Drip Bowls and Surface Elements (Coil Cooktop models only)
1. Slide the terminal end on the element through the opening in the drip bowl.
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 top, grasp the sides with fingertips only. Be careful not to pinch fingers.
DO NOT drop or bend the range top
when raising or lowering. This could
damage the surface.
Raising the Top for Cleaning (Coil Cooktop models only)
1. Grasp the sides and lift from the front. 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.
Care & Cleaning
Removing and Replacing the Oven Door (all models)
The door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage, lay the door flat with
the inside of the door facing down.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
To Remove Oven Door:
1. Open oven door completely (horizontal with floor - See Fig. 1).
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 in the Cleaning Chart at the
beginning of the Care & Cleaning section (See Door Liner).
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.
Before You Call
Solutions to Common Problems
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that
are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Range is not level.
Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust
leveling legs at base of range until the oven rack is level.
Be sure floor is level and is strong and stable enough to adequately support range.
If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to correct the situation.
Kitchen cabinet alignment may make range appear unlevel. Be sure cabinets are square
and have sufficient room for range clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance
must be accessible for service.
Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly. Contact builder or installer to make
appliance accessible.
Carpet interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted over carpet.
Surface element too hot or not hot enough.
Incorrect control setting. Be sure the correct control is on for the element to be used.
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 and medium-weight pans heat evenly. Because
lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
No power to the appliance. Check steps under "Entire Appliance Does Not Operate" in
this Before You Call checklist.
Incorrect control setting. Make sure the correct control is on for the surface unit to be used.
Entire appliance does not operate.
Make sure cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet.
Service wiring is not complete. Contact your dealer, installing agent or authorized
Power outage. Check house lights to be sure. Call your local electric company for
Oven light (some models) does not work.
Replace or tighten bulb. See Changing Interior Oven Light (some models) in this Use &
Care Manual for instructions.
Oven control beeps continuously with no
indicator lights flashing. (If model is
equipped with a display F1 or F3 will show.)
This oven is equipped with a state of the art electronic oven control. Among its many
features is a full time oven circuit diagnostics system. The control constantly monitors
its internal circuitry as well as several crucial oven circuits to insure they are all operating
correctly. If at any time one of these systems fails, the control will immediately stop
operation, and beep continuously (flashing an error code of F1 or F3 in the display
window, if equipped). Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Press CLEAR/OFF
to clear the display and stop the beeping. Reprogram oven. If fault recurs, record fault
number, press CLEAR/OFF and contact an authorized servicer.
Before You Call
Solutions to Common Problems
Oven smokes excessively during broiling.
Control(s) not set properly. Follow instructions under Setting Oven Controls.
Make sure oven door is opened to broil stop position.
Meat too close to the element. Reposition the rack to provide proper clearance between
the meat and the element. Preheat broil element for searing.
Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty edges
to prevent curling, but do not cut into lean.
Insert on broiler pan wrong side up and grease not draining. Always place grid on the
broiler pan with ribs up and slots down to allow grease to drip into pan.
Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling
frequently. Old grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Poor baking results.
Many factors affect baking results. Make sure the proper rack position is used. Center
food in the oven and space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to preheat to
the set temperature before placing food in the oven. Try adjusting the recipe's
recommended temperature or baking time.
Flames inside oven or smoking from vent.
Excessive spillovers in oven. This is normal, especially for high oven temperatures with
pie spillovers or large amounts of grease on bottom of oven. Wipe up excessive
For oven fire, see Setting Surface & Oven Controls in this Use & Care Manual.
Drip bowls are pitting or rusting (Coil element
Foods with acids, such as tomatoes, if allowed to stand in/on bowls will cause corrosion.
Remove and wash drip bowls as soon as possible after a spillover
Normal environment. Houses along sea coast are exposed to salt air. Protect bowls as
much as possible from direct exposure to salt air.
Drip bowls turning color or distorted (Coil
element models).
Bottom surface of cookware extends beyond surface elements and touches cooktop
surface. This can cause high enough temperatures to discolor the drip bowls. DO NOT
use cookware of this type. Pan sizes should be matched to the size of the element.
Replacement drip bowls may be purchased from your dealer.
Scratches or abrasions on cooktop surface
(Ceramic Glass Cooktop models).
Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches.
Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are clean before usage. Small scratches
do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. See
"Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance" in the Care & Cleaning section.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, flat-bottomed cookware.
Metal marks
(Ceramic Glass Cooktop models).
Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on
cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning creme to remove the marks. See
"Cooktop Cleaning and Maintenance" in the Care & Cleaning section.
Brown streaks or specks
(Ceramic Glass Cooktop models).
Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See "Cooktop
Cleaning and Maintenance" in the Care & Cleaning section.
Areas of discoloration with metallic sheen
(Ceramic Glass Cooktop models).
Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning
creme. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
Your range is protected by this warranty
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*
(Glass Smoothtop,
Seal & Elements)
Second through fifth years
from original purchase date.
Provide a replacement for any defective surface heating Diagnostic costs and any transportation and labor costs
element, deteriorated rubberized-silicone seal (upswept models which are required because of service.
only), or glass smoothtop that cracks due to thermal breakage
(not customer abuse).
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed above.
All of the provisions of the full and limited warranties above Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any costs
and the exclusions listed below apply.
for pick up and delivery of the appliance required because
of service.
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. We authorize
no person to change or to add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed
by us or an authorized servicer.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for
the items listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which
are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
This warranty does not cover the following:
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux Canada
Corp., or their authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts; obtained from persons other
than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty
period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This
written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service
under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux Canada Corp.
This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are
subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
866•294•9911 (English or French)
Electrolux Canada Corp.
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5R 4C2
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