GE 00008005 Cordless Telephone User Manual

Non-Self-Cleaning Gas
Ranges
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Safety Instructions . . . .2–7, 25
Operating Instructions
Aluminum Foil . . . . . . . . .12, 13
Clock and Timer . . . . . . . . . .10
Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10–15
Baking and Roasting . . . . . .12
Broiling . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 14
Broiling Guide . . . . . . . . . . .14
Oven Control . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Power Outage . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Preheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Surface Cooking . . . . . . . . .8, 9
Thermostat Adjustment . . . .15
Care and Cleaning
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Broiler Pan and Grid . . . . . . .21
Burner Assemblies . . . . . .16–18
Burner Caps and Heads . . . .18
Burner Grates . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Control Panel and Knobs . . .21
Cooktop Surface . . . . . . . . . .19
Drip Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Lift-Off Oven Door . . . . . . . .20
Lift-Up Cooktop . . . . . . . . . . .19
Oven Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Oven Interior . . . . . . . . . .22, 23
Removable Broiler Drawer . .21
Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Stainless Steel Surfaces . . . . .19
Installation
Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .24–39
Anti-Tip Device . . . . .28, 38, 39
Connect the Range
to Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29–32
Convert to LP Gas . . . . . . . . .39
Dimensions and
Clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Electrical Connections . .33, 34
Level the Range . . . . . . . . . . .38
Light the Pilots . . . . . . . . .34–37
Troubleshooting Tips . .40–42
Owner’s Manual
& Installation
Instructions
Standard-Clean
Models:
RGB508
RGB524
RGB528
RGB530
RGB533
RGB540
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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Consumer
Support . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
Ownership Registration
for Customers in Canada
only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 44
Warranty for Customers
in Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Warranty for Customers
in the U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ______________________
Serial # ______________________
You can find them on a label on
the front of the range behind the
kick panel or broiler drawer.
In Canada, contact us at:
www.GEAppliances.ca
183D5580P236 49-85154 01-09 JR
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or
to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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WARNING: If the information
in this manual is not followed exactly,
a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury
or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
TO DO IF YOU
SMELL GAS
Installation Instructions
— WHAT
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
— Installation and service must be
performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
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ANTI-TIP DEVICE
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To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the range must be
secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket. See installation
instructions shipped with the bracket for complete details
before attempting to install.
To check if the bracket is installed and engaged properly,
carefully tip the range forward. The bracket should stop the
range within 4 inches. If it does not, the bracket must be
reinstalled. If the range is pulled from the wall for any reason,
always repeat this procedure to verify the range is properly
secured by the anti-tip bracket.
For free-standing or slide-in ranges, never completely remove
the leveling legs or the range will not be secured to the anti-tip
device properly.
If you did not receive an anti-tip bracket with your
purchase, call 1.800.626.8774 to receive one at no
cost (in Canada, call 1.800.561.3344). For installation
instructions of the bracket, visit GEAppliances.com
(in Canada, GEAppliances.ca).
WARNING!
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 birth defects or other reproductive harm, and
requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Have the installer show you the location of the range gas shut-off valve and how to shut it off if necessary.
Do not attempt to repair or replace any
part of your range unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other
service should be referred to a qualified
technician.
Plug your range into a 120-volt grounded
outlet only. Do not remove the round
grounding prong from the plug. If in doubt
about the grounding of the home electrical
system, it is your personal responsibility and
obligation to have an ungrounded outlet
replaced with a properly grounded,
three-prong outlet in accordance with
the National Electrical Code. Do not use
an extension cord with this appliance.
WARNING:
Troubleshooting Tips
NEVER use this
appliance as a space heater to heat or
warm the room. Doing so may result
in carbon monoxide poisoning and
overheating of the oven.
Installation Instructions
Have your range installed and properly
grounded by a qualified installer, in
accordance with the Installation Instructions.
Any adjustment and service should be
performed only by qualified gas range
installers or service technicians.
Operating Instructions
Gas appliances can cause minor exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene, carbon
monoxide, formaldehyde and soot, caused primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas or
LP fuels. Properly adjusted burners, indicated by a bluish rather than a yellow flame, will minimize
incomplete combustion. Exposure to these substances can be minimized by venting with an open
window or using a ventilation fan or hood.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Locate the range out of kitchen traffic path
and out of drafty locations to prevent pilot
outage (on standing pilot models) and poor
air circulation.
Be sure all packaging materials are
removed from the range before operating
it to prevent fire or smoke damage should
the packaging material ignite.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Be sure your range is correctly adjusted by
a qualified service technician or installer for
the type of gas (natural or LP) that is to be
used. Your range can be converted for use
with either type of gas. See the Installation
of the range section.
Installation Instructions
WARNING:
These adjustments
must be made by a qualified service
technician in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and all codes
and requirements of the authority having
jurisdiction. Failure to follow these
instructions could result in serious injury
or property damage. The qualified agency
performing this work assumes responsibility
for the conversion.
Be careful when you clean the cooktop
because the area over the pilot (on standing
pilot models) will be hot.
Troubleshooting Tips
After prolonged use of a range, high floor
temperatures may result and many floor
coverings will not withstand this kind of use.
Never install the range over vinyl tile or
linoleum that cannot withstand such type
of use. Never install it directly over interior
kitchen carpeting.
Do not leave children alone or unattended
where a range is hot or in operation. They
could be seriously burned.
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Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or hang
on the oven door, broiler drawer or cooktop.
They could damage the range and even tip it
over, causing severe personal injury.
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CAUTION:
Items of interest to
children should not be stored in cabinets
above a range or on the backsplash of a
range—children climbing on the range
to reach items could be seriously injured.
Clean only parts listed in this Owner’s
Manual.
Never wear loose fitting or hanging garments
while using the appliance. Be careful when
reaching for items stored in cabinets over the
range. Flammable material could be ignited
if brought in contact with flame or hot oven
surfaces and may cause severe burns.
Do not store flammable materials in an
oven, a range broiler or near a cooktop.
Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate in or
near the range.
Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick
up a flaming pan. Turn the controls off.
Smother a flaming pan on a surface burner
by covering the pan completely with a
well-fitting lid, cookie sheet or flat tray.
Use a multi-purpose dry chemical or
foam-type fire extinguisher.
Flaming grease outside a pan can be put
out by covering it with baking soda or,
if available, by using a multi-purpose dry
chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
Flame in the oven can be smothered
completely by closing the oven door and
turning the control to off or by using a
multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type
fire extinguisher.
Let the burner grates and other surfaces
cool before touching them or leaving them
where children can reach them.
Never block the vents (air openings) of
the range. They provide the air inlet and
outlet that are necessary for the range to
operate properly with correct combustion.
Air openings are located at the rear of
the cooktop, at the top and bottom of the
oven door, and at the bottom of the range
under the broiler drawer.
Large scratches or impacts to glass doors
can lead to broken or shattered glass.
COOK MEAT AND POULTRY THOROUGHLY…
Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F and poultry to
at least an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F. Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against
foodborne illness.
Stand away from the range when opening the door of a hot oven. The hot air and steam that escape
can cause burns to hands, face and eyes.
Do not use the oven for a storage area.
Items stored in the oven can ignite.
Do not use your oven to dry newspapers.
If overheated, they can catch fire.
Keep the oven free from grease buildup.
Use only glass cookware that is
recommended for use in gas ovens.
Place the oven racks in the desired position
while the oven is cool.
Do not heat unopened food containers.
Pressure could build up and the container
could burst, causing an injury.
Never use aluminum foil to line the oven
bottom. Improper use of foil could start
a fire and result in high carbon monoxide.
any slots, holes or passages in the oven
bottom or cover an entire rack with
materials such as aluminum foil. Doing
so blocks air flow through the oven and
may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Aluminum foil linings may also trap
heat, causing a fire hazard.
Make sure the broiler pan is in place
correctly to reduce the possibility of
grease fires.
If you should have a grease fire in the
broiler pan, turn off the oven control, and
keep the broiler drawer and oven door
closed to contain fire until it burns out.
For safety and proper cooking performance,
always bake and broil with the oven door
closed.
When using cooking or roasting bags in the
oven, follow the manufacturer’s directions.
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For continuous clean models, do not use
oven cleaners on any of the continuous
cleaning surfaces. Continuous cleaning
surfaces can be identified by their rough
surface finish.
Troubleshooting Tips
WARNING: NEVER cover
When broiling, if meat is too close to the
flame, the fat may ignite. Trim excess fat to
prevent excessive flare-ups.
Installation Instructions
Pulling out the rack to the stop-lock is a
convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also
a precaution against burns from touching
hot surfaces of the door or oven walls. The
lowest position is not designed to slide.
Always remove the broiler pan from range
as soon as you finish broiling. Grease left in
the pan can catch fire if oven is used without
removing the grease from the broiler pan.
Operating Instructions
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WARNING!
SURFACE BURNERS
Use proper pan size—avoid pans that are unstable or easily tipped. Select cookware having flat bottoms
large enough to cover burner grates. To avoid spillovers, make sure cookware is large enough to contain
the food properly. This will both save cleaning time and prevent hazardous accumulations of food, since
heavy spattering or spillovers left on range can ignite. Use pans with handles that can be easily grasped
and remain cool.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
Always use the LITE position (on electric
ignition models) or the HI position (on
standing pilot models) when igniting the
top burners and make sure the burners
have ignited.
Never leave the surface burners unattended
at high flame settings. Boilovers cause
smoking and greasy spillovers that may
catch on fire.
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Adjust the top burner flame size so it
does not extend beyond the edge of the
cookware. Excessive flame is hazardous.
Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp
pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let pot holders
come near open flames when lifting
cookware. Do not use a towel or other
bulky cloth in place of a pot holder.
When using glass cookware, make sure it
is designed for top-of-range cooking.
Troubleshooting Tips
To minimize the possibility of burns,
ignition of flammable materials and spillage,
turn cookware handles toward the side or
back of the range without extending over
adjacent burners.
Carefully watch foods being fried at a high
flame setting.
Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
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Do not leave any items on the cooktop. The
hot air from the vent may ignite flammable
items and will increase pressure in closed
containers, which may cause them to burst.
If a combination of oils or fats will be used in
frying, stir together before heating or as fats
melt slowly.
Use a deep fat thermometer whenever
possible to prevent overheating fat beyond
the smoking point.
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Use the least possible amount of fat for
effective shallow or deep-fat frying. Filling
the pan too full of fat can cause spillovers
when food is added.
Do not flame foods on the cooktop. If you do
flame foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
Do not use a wok on the cooking surface
if the wok has a round metal ring that is
placed over the burner grate to support
the wok. This ring acts as a heat trap,
which may damage the burner grate and
burner head. Also, it may cause the burner
to work improperly. This may cause a
carbon monoxide level above that
allowed by current standards, resulting
in a health hazard.
Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.
Frost on frozen foods or moisture on fresh
foods can cause hot fat to bubble up and
over the sides of the pan.
Never try to move a pan of hot fat, especially
a deep fat fryer. Wait until the fat is cool.
Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop—
they may melt if left too close to the vent.
Keep all plastics away from the surface
burners.
To avoid the possibility of a burn, always be
certain that the controls for all burners are
at the OFF position and all grates are cool
before attempting to remove them.
If range is located near a window, do not
hang long curtains that could blow over the
surface burners and create a fire hazard.
If you smell gas, turn off the gas to the range
and call a qualified service technician. Never
use an open flame to locate a leak.
SURFACE BURNERS (cont.)
Always turn the surface burner controls off
before removing cookware.
When a pilot goes out (on standing pilot
models), you will detect a faint odor of gas
as your signal to relight the pilot. When
relighting the pilot, make sure burner
controls are in the off position, and follow
instructions in this book to relight.
Do not place or store items that can melt
or catch fire one the grates, even when the
cooktop is not being used.
Keep range clean and free of accumulations
of grease or spillovers, which may ignite.
Installation Instructions
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Operating Instructions
Do not lift the cooktop on sealed burner
models. Lifting the cooktop can lead to
damage and improper operation of the
range.
If you smell gas, and you have already made
sure pilots are lit (on standing pilot models),
turn off the gas to the range and call a
qualified service technician. Never use an
open flame to locate a leak.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Instructions
Using the gas surface burners.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
Before Lighting a Gas Burner
After Lighting a Gas Burner
If drip pans are supplied with your range;
they should be used at all times.
Do not operate the burner for an
extended period of time without
cookware on the grate. The finish on
the grate may chip without cookware
to absorb the heat.
Make sure all burners are in place.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Make sure all grates on the range are
properly placed before using any burner.
Be sure the burners and grates are cool
before you place your hand, a pot holder,
cleaning cloths or other materials
on them.
How to Light a Gas Surface Burner
Make sure all the surface burners are
placed in their respective positions.
Electric Ignition Models:
Push the control knob in and turn it
to the LITE position.
Push the control knob in and turn
it to the LITE position (on electric
ignition models) or HI (on standing
pilot models).
You will hear a little clicking noise—
the sound of the electric spark igniting
the burner.
Turn the knob to adjust the flame size.
If the knob stays at LITE, it will continue
to click.
When one burner is turned to LITE,
all the burners spark. Do not attempt to
disassemble or clean around any burner
while another burner is on. An electric
shock may result, which could cause you
to knock over hot cookware.
Medium
Medium
Small
Large
On some models
On some models, the burners are all
the same size and power.
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Standing Pilot Models:
Push control knob in and turn it to HI
position. The burner should light within
a few seconds.
Turn the knob to adjust the flame size.
Flame will be almost horizontal and will
lift slightly away from the burner when
the burner is first turned on. A blowing
or hissing sound may be heard for
30–60 seconds. This normal sound is due
to improved injection of gas and air into
the burner. Put a pan on the burner before
lighting it, or adjust the flame to match pan
size as soon as it lights, and the blowing or
hissing sound will be much less noticeable.
On Ranges with Sealed Gas Burners
The smallest burner in the right rear
position is the simmer burner. This burner
can be turned down to a very low simmer
setting. It provides precise cooking
performance for delicate foods such as
sauces or foods that require low heat for
a long cooking time.
The medium (left rear and left front) and
the large (right front) burners are the
primary burners for most cooking. These
general-purpose burners can be turned
down from HI to LO to suit a wide range
of cooking needs.
NOTE: On some models, the burners are all the
same size and power.
How to Select Flame Size
For safe handling of cookware, never let the flames
extend up the sides of the cookware.
Watch the flame, not the knob, as you
reduce heat. When fast heating is desired,
the flame size on a gas burner should
match the cookware you are using.
Flames larger than the bottom of the
cookware will not result in faster heating
of the cookware and could be hazardous.
Aluminum: Medium-weight cookware is
recommended because it heats quickly
and evenly. Most foods brown evenly in an
aluminum skillet. Use saucepans with tightfitting lids when cooking with minimum
amounts of water.
Cast-Iron: If heated slowly, most skillets will
give satisfactory results.
Stainless Steel: This metal alone has poor
heating properties and is usually combined
with copper, aluminum or other metals for
improved heat distribution. Combination
metal skillets usually work satisfactorily if
they are used with medium heat as the
manufacturer recommends.
Glass: There are two types of glass
cookware—those for oven use only and
those for top-of-range cooking (saucepans,
coffee and teapots). Glass conducts heat
very slowly.
Stove Top Grills (on models with sealed burners)
This can be hazardous to your health.
Wok This Way (on models with sealed burners)
Use a flat-bottomed wok.
We recommend that you use a 14 ″ or smaller
flat-bottomed wok. Make sure the wok bottom
sits flat on the grate. They are available at your
local retail store.
Only a flat-bottomed wok should be used.
Do not use a flat-bottomed wok on a
support ring. Placing the ring over the
burner or grate may cause the burner
to work improperly, resulting in carbon
monoxide levels above allowable standards.
This could be dangerous to your health.
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In Case of Power Failure (electric ignition models)
In case of a power failure, you can light
the gas surface burners on your range with
a match. Hold a lit match to the burner,
then push in and turn the control knob
to the LITE position. Use extreme caution
when lighting burners this way.
Troubleshooting Tips
Do not use stove top grills on your sealed
gas burners. If you use the stove top grill
on the sealed gas burner, it will cause
incomplete combustion and can result
in exposure to carbon monoxide levels
above allowable standards.
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Enamelware: Under some conditions,
the enamel of some cookware may melt.
Follow cookware manufacturer’s
recommendations for cooking methods.
Heatproof Glass Ceramic: Can be used for
either surface or oven cooking. It conducts
heat very slowly and cools very slowly. Check
cookware manufacturer’s directions to be
sure it can be used on gas ranges.
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Top-of-Range Cookware
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Surface burners in use when an electrical
power failure occurs will continue to
operate normally.
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Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
You have the choice of having the timer show the time
counting down or the time of day. In either case, the timer
will signal at the end of the timer period to alert you that
the time is up.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the clock and timer.
To Set the Clock
NOTE: When you first plug in the range or after
a power failure, the entire Clock/Timer display will
light up.
Press the CLOCK pad.
Press and hold the + or – pad and the
time of day will change 10 minutes at
a time. To change the time by single
minutes, give the pads short taps.
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Press the CLOCK pad to start the clock.
To Set the Kitchen Timer
Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad.
Use the + and – pads to set the timer.
Short taps on the + or – pad change
the timer’s setting one minute at a
time. Pressing and continuing to
hold the + pad increases the setting
10 minutes at a time.
As the timer counts down, a signal will
indicate when one minute is left. After
this signal, the display will count down in
seconds. When time runs out, a final signal
will sound. Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF
pad to stop the signal.
Troubleshooting Tips
Once you have set your timer, press
the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad to
start timing.
To Change or Cancel the Kitchen Timer Setting
When the timer is counting down, use the
+ and – pad to change the remaining time,
or press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad
to stop the timer. The timer cannot be
cancelled unless you have fully completed
“set timer” instructions above.
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Display Clock While Kitchen Timer Is Operating
Pressing the CLOCK pad while the timer is
operating will not interfere with the timer’s
operation; the display will change to show
the clock, but the timer will continue to
count down and will still signal when time
is up. Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad
again to change the display back to show
the timer.
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To avoid possible burns, place the racks in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
Before You Begin…
The racks have stop-locks, so that when
placed correctly on the rack supports
(A through E), they will stop before
coming completely out, and will not tilt.
To replace, place the end of the rack
(stop-locks) on the support, tilt up the
front and push the rack in.
NOTE: The rack is not designed to slide out at the
special low rack (R) position.
The oven has 5 rack positions.
It also has a special low rack
position (R) for extra large items,
such as a large turkey.
Oven Control
Your oven is controlled by a single OVEN
CONTROL knob.
Oven Vent
Handles of pots and pans on the cooktop may
become hot if left too close to the vent.
Do not leave plastic or flammable items on the
cooktop—they may melt or ignite if left too close
to the vent.
Do not leave closed containers on the cooktop.
The pressure in closed containers may increase,
which may cause them to burst.
Metal items will become very hot if they are left
on the cooktop, and could cause burns.
Power Outage (electric ignition models)
CAUTION: Do not make any attempt
to operate the electric ignition oven
during an electrical power failure.
Oven Light (on some models)
Use the switch on the lower control panel to
turn the light on or off.
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The oven or broiler cannot be lit during
a power failure. Gas will not flow unless
the glow bar is hot.
If the oven is in use when a power failure
occurs, the oven burner shuts off and
cannot be re-lit until power is restored. This
is because the flow of gas is automatically
stopped and will not resume when power
is restored until the glow bar has reached
operating temperature.
Troubleshooting Tips
Plastic items on the cooktop may
melt if left too close to the vent.
Vent appearance and location vary.
Your oven is vented through ducts at the
rear of the range. Do not block these ducts
when cooking in the oven—it is important
that the flow of hot air from the oven
and fresh air to the oven burner be
uninterrupted. Avoid touching the vent
openings or nearby surfaces during oven or
broiler operation—they may become hot.
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It will normally take 30–90 seconds before
the flame comes on. After the oven reaches
the selected temperature, the oven burner
cycles—off completely, then on with a
full flame—to maintain the selected
temperature.
Operating Instructions
When placing and removing cookware,
pull the rack out to the bump on the
rack support.
To remove a rack, pull it toward you, tilt the
front end up and pull it out.
Safety Instructions
Using the oven.
Safety Instructions
How to Set the Oven for Baking or Roasting
Your oven is not designed for open-door cooking.
The oven has a special low rack (R)
position just above the oven bottom.
Use it when extra cooking space is
needed, for example, when cooking
a large turkey. The rack is not
designed to slide out at this position.
Rack Position
Close the oven door. Turn the OVEN
CONTROL knob to the desired
temperature.
Frozen pies (on cookie sheet)
Angel food cake,
bundt or pound cakes
B
Check food for doneness at minimum
time on recipe. Cook longer if
necessary.
Biscuits, muffins, brownies,
cookies, cupcakes,
layer cakes, pies
C
Turn the OVEN CONTROL knob to OFF
when baking is finished and then
remove the food from the oven.
Casseroles
B or C
Roasting
R or A
Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it.
To preheat, set the oven at the correct
temperature. Preheating is necessary for
good results when baking cakes, cookies,
pastry and breads.
For ovens without a preheat indicator light or tone,
preheat 10 minutes.
B or C
Baking results will be better if baking pans
are centered in the oven as much as
possible. Pans should not touch each other
or the walls of the oven. If you need to
use two racks, stagger the pans so one
is not directly above the other, and leave
approximately 11⁄2″ between pans, from
the front, back and sides of the wall.
Aluminum Foil
Never cover the oven bottom with
aluminum foil.
Cut slits in the foil just like the grid.
You can use aluminum foil to line the
broiler pan and broiler grid. However,
you must mold the foil tightly to the
grid and cut slits in it just like the grid.
Oven Moisture
As your oven heats up, the temperature
change of the air in the oven may cause
water droplets to form on the door glass.
These droplets are harmless and will
evaporate as the oven continues to heat up.
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Type of Food
Preheating and Pan Placement
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Using the oven.
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Aluminum foil may also be used to catch
a spillover. To do so, place a small sheet of
foil on a lower rack several inches below the
food.
Never entirely cover a rack with aluminum
foil. This will disturb the heat circulation
and result in poor baking.
How to Set the Oven for Broiling
If meat has fat or gristle around the
edge, cut vertical slashes through both
about 2″ apart. If desired, the fat may
be trimmed, leaving a layer about
1/8″ thick.
Your range has a compartment below the
oven for broiling.
Arrange the food on the grid and
position the broiler pan on the
appropriate rack in the oven or
broiling compartment. Placing food
closer to the flame increases exterior
browning of the food, but also
increases spattering and the possibility
of fats and meat juices igniting.
Both the oven and broiler compartment doors
must be closed during broiling.
Turn most foods once during cooking (the
exception is thin fillets of fish; oil one side,
place that side down on broiler grid and
cook without turning until done). Time
foods for about one-half the total cooking
time, turn food, then continue to cook to
preferred doneness.
Turn the OVEN CONTROL knob to
BROIL.
When broiling is finished, turn the
OVEN CONTROL knob to OFF. Remove
the broiler pan from the broiler
compartment and serve the food
immediately. Leave the pan outside
the range to cool.
Preheating the broiler or oven is not
necessary and can produce poor
results.
Aluminum Foil
Cut slits in the foil just like the grid.
Broiling Guide Suggestions
Both the oven and broiler compartment doors
must be closed during broiling.
For steaks and chops, slash fat evenly
around the outside edges of the meat.
To slash, cut crosswise through the
outer fat surface just to the edge of
the meat. Use tongs to turn the meat
over to prevent piercing the meat and
losing juices.
When arranging the food on the pan,
do not let fatty edges hang over the sides
because dripping fat could soil the oven.
The broiler compartment does not need
to be preheated. However, for very thin
foods, or to increase browning, preheat
if desired.
Frozen steaks can be broiled by
positioning the rack at the next lowest
rack position and increasing the cooking
time given in this guide 11⁄2 times per side.
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Always use the broiler pan and grid that
comes with your range. It is designed
to minimize smoking and spattering by
trapping juices in the shielded lower
part of the pan.
If desired, marinate meats or chicken
before broiling. Or brush with barbecue
sauce last 5–10 minutes only.
Troubleshooting Tips
You can use aluminum foil to line your
broiler pan and broiler grid. However,
you must mold the foil tightly to the grid
and cut slits in it just like the grid.
Installation Instructions
You can change the distance of the
food from the heat source by
positioning the broiler pan and grid
on one of three rack positions in the
broiler compartment—A (bottom of
broiler compartment), B (middle)
and C (top).
Close the oven and broiler
compartment door.
Operating Instructions
Broiling is cooking food by direct heat from
above the food. Most fish and tender cuts of
meat can be broiled. Follow these directions
to keep spattering and smoking to a
minimum.
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Broiling Guide
The size, weight, thickness,
starting temperature and
your preference of doneness
will affect broiling times.
This guide is based on meats
at refrigerator temperature.
†The U.S. Department of Agriculture
says “Rare beef is popular, but you
should know that cooking it to only
140°F means some food poisoning
organisms may survive.” (Source:
Safe Food Book, Your Kitchen Guide,
USDA Rev. June 1985.)
Food
Bacon
Ground Beef
Well Done
Beef Steaks
Rare†
Medium
Well Done
Rare†
Medium
Well Done
Chicken
Quantity and/or
Thickness
Bakery Products
Bread (Toast) or
Toaster Pastries
English Muffins
Lobster Tails
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Rack
First Side Second Side
Position Time (min.) Time (min.) Comments
1/2 lb.
(about 8 thin slices)
1 lb. (4 patties)
1/2 to 3/4″ thick
C
4
3
C
10
7–10
Space evenly. Up to
8 patties take about
the same time.
1″ thick
1 to 11⁄2 lbs.
C
C
B
9
12
13
7
5–6
8–9
Steaks less than 1″ thick cook
through before browning.
11⁄2″ thick
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.
C
C
B
B
10
12–15
25
30–35
6–7
10–12
16–18
15
B
25–30
10–15
C
2–3
1/2–1
C
A
3–5
13–16
1 whole
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.,
split lengthwise
Bone-in
4 bone-in breasts
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Using the oven.
2 to 4 slices
1 pkg. (2)
2 split
2 to 4
(6 to 8 oz. each)
Do not
turn over.
Fish
1 lb. fillets
1/4 to 1/2″ thick
C
5
5
Ham Slices
(precooked)
Pork Chops
Well Done
Lamb Chops
Medium
Well Done
1″ thick
1/2″ thick
2 (1/2″ thick)
2 (1″ thick) about 1 lb.
B
B
B
B
8
6
10
13
8
6
4–5
9–12
2 (1″ thick) about
10 to 12 oz.
B
B
8
10
4–7
10
Medium
Well Done
Wieners
Similar precooked
sausages,
bratwurst
2 (11⁄2″ thick)
about 1 lb.
1 lb. pkg. (10)
B
B
C
10
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6
4–6
12–14
1–2
Arrange in single layer.
Slash fat.
Brush each side with melted
butter. Broil skin-side-down
first.
Space evenly. Place English
muffins cut-side-up and
brush with butter, if desired.
Cut through back of shell.
Spread open. Brush with
melted butter before
broiling and after half of
broiling time.
Handle and turn very
carefully. Brush with lemon
butter before and during
cooking, if desired. Preheat
broiler to increase browning.
Slash fat.
Slash fat.
If desired, split sausages
in half lengthwise; cut into
5″ to 6″ pieces.
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You may find that your new oven cooks differently than the one it replaced. Use your new oven for a few weeks to
become more familiar with it. If you still think your new oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust the thermostat yourself.
Do not use thermometers, such as those found in grocery stores, to check the temperature setting of your oven.
These thermometers may vary 20–40 degrees.
NOTE: This adjustment will not affect the broiling temperatures.
To Adjust the Thermostat
Each click will change the oven temperature
approximately 10°F. (Range is ± 60°F. from
the arrow.) We suggest that you make the
adjustment one click from the original
setting and check oven performance
before making any additional adjustments.
With the back of the knob facing you,
hold the outer edge of the knob with
one hand and turn the front of the
knob with the other hand.
After the adjustment is made, retighten
screws so they are snug, but be careful
not to overtighten.
Re-install knob on range and check
performance.
Installation Instructions
To raise the oven temperature, move
the top screw toward the right. You’ll
hear a click for each notch you move
the knob.
Operating Instructions
(Appearance may vary)
Pull the OVEN CONTROL knob off
the range and look at the back side.
To make an adjustment, loosen
(approximately one turn), but do not
completely remove, the two screws
on the back of the knob.
Safety Instructions
Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
To lower the temperature, move the
top screw toward the left.
The type of margarine will affect baking performance!
Most recipes for baking have been developed using high fat products such as butter or margarine (80% fat). If you
decrease the fat, the recipe may not give the same results as with a higher fat product.
Troubleshooting Tips
Recipe failure can result if cakes, pies, pastries, cookies or candies are made with low fat spreads. The lower the fat
content of a spread product, the more noticeable these differences become.
Federal standards require products labeled “margarine” to contain at least 80% fat by weight. Low fat spreads, on the
other hand, contain less fat and more water. The high moisture content of these spreads affects the texture and flavor
of baked goods. For best results with your old favorite recipes, use margarine, butter or stick spreads containing at least
70% vegetable oil.
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Be sure electrical power is off and all surfaces are cool before cleaning any part of the range.
WARNING:
If your range is removed for cleaning, servicing or any reason,
be sure the anti-tip device is re-engaged properly when the range is replaced. Failure to
take this precaution could result in tipping of the range and cause injury.
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Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Standard Twin Burner Assemblies (on some models)
Grate
Drip pan (if so equipped)
For cleaning information on sealed burners,
see next section. Sealed burner cooktops do
not lift up.
On models with standard twin burners, the cooktop
lifts up for easy access.
Turn all controls OFF before removing
burner parts and drip pans (if so equipped).
Surface burner
CAUTION:
Do not operate the cooktop without
all burner parts, drip pans (if so
equipped) and grates in place.
The burner grates and drip pans (if so
equipped) can be lifted off, making them
easy to clean.
The holes in the surface burners of your
range must be kept clean at all times for
proper ignition and an even, unhampered
flame.
You should clean the surface burners
routinely, especially after bad spillovers,
which could clog these holes.
Wipe off surface burners. If heavy spillover
occurs, remove the surface burners from
the range. Burners lift out for cleaning.
Lift up the cooktop and then lift out the
surface burners.
To remove burned-on food, soak the
surface burner in a solution of mild liquid
detergent and hot water. Soak the surface
burner for 20–30 minutes.
For more stubborn stains, use a cleanser
like Soft Scrub® brand or Bon Ami® brand.
Rinse well to remove any traces of the
cleanser that might clog the surface burner
openings.
Do not use steel wool because it will clog
the surface burner openings and scratch
the surface burners. If the holes become
clogged, clean them with a sewing needle
or twist-tie.
Before putting the surface burner back,
shake out excess water and then dry it
thoroughly by setting it in a warm oven
for 30 minutes. Then place it back in the
range, making sure it is properly seated
and level.
Check the flame pattern of each burner.
If the flames are “jumpy” (not steady),
clean the holes again with a sewing needle
or twist-tie.
Clean these holes thoroughly on
each burner.
Drip Pans (if so equipped)
Remove the grates and lift out the drip
pans. Drip pans can be cleaned in a
dishwasher or by hand.
When replacing the drip pans, make sure
they are in the correct position.
To get rid of burned-on food, place them
in a covered container (or plastic bag)
with 1/4 cup ammonia to loosen the soil.
Then scrub with a soap-filled scouring
pad if necessary.
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CAUTION:
Do not clean the drip
pans in a self-cleaning oven.
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Grate
Sealed Burner Assemblies (on some models)
Turn all controls OFF before removing the
burner parts and drip pans (if so equipped).
Burner cap
Burner head
The burner grates, caps, burner heads and
drip pans (if so equipped) can be lifted off,
making them easy to clean. The electrodes
are not removable.
Drip pan (if
so equipped)
Electrode Cooktop
CAUTION:
Do not operate the
cooktop without all burner parts, drip pans (if so
equipped) and grates in place.
NOTE: Do not lift the cooktop. Lifting the cooktop
on sealed burner models can lead to damage and
improper operation of the range.
The electrode of the spark igniter is
exposed when the burner head is
removed. When one burner is turned
to LITE, all the burners spark. Do not
attempt to disassemble or clean
around any burner while another
burner is on. An electric shock may
result, which could cause you to
knock over hot cookware.
Lift out when cool. Grates should be
washed regularly and, of course, after
spillovers. Wash them in hot, soapy water
and rinse with clean water. After cleaning,
dry them thoroughly by putting them in
a warm oven for a few minutes. Don’t put
the grates back on the range while they are
wet. When replacing the grates, be sure they
are positioned securely over the burners.
Although they are durable, the grates
will gradually lose their shine, regardless
of the best care you can give them. This is
due to their continual exposure to high
temperatures. You will notice this sooner
with lighter color grates.
NOTE: Do not clean the grates in a self-cleaning
oven.
Troubleshooting Tips
Do not operate a burner for an extended
period of time without cookware on the
grate. The finish on the grate may chip
without cookware to absorb the heat.
To get rid of burned-on food, place the
grates in a covered container. Add 1/4 cup
ammonia and let them soak several hours
or overnight. Wash, rinse well and dry.
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Burner Grates
Operating Instructions
NOTE: Do not use steel wool or scouring powders to
clean the burners.
Electrode
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Burner Caps and Heads (on sealed burners only)
NOTE: Before removing the burner caps
and heads, remember their size and location.
Replace them in the same location after
cleaning.
Replace burner heads over the electrodes
on the cooktop, in the correct locations
according to their size.
Medium head
Small head
Lift off when cool. Wash burner caps
in hot, soapy water and rinse with clean
water. You may scour with a plastic scouring
pad to remove burned-on food particles.
Burner heads
For proper ignition, make sure the
small hole in the section that fits over the
electrode is kept open. A sewing needle
or wire twist-tie works well to unclog it.
Use a sewing needle or twist-tie
to unclog the small hole in the burner
head.
The slits in the burner heads must be kept clean
at all times for an even, unhampered flame.
Clogged or dirty burner ports or electrodes
will not allow the burner to operate properly.
Front of range
Large head
Medium head
Make sure the slot in the burner head is
positioned over the electrode.
Any spill on or around an electrode must
be carefully cleaned. Take care to not hit an
electrode with anything hard or it could
be damaged.
You should clean the burner caps and
burner heads routinely, especially after bad
spillovers, which could clog the openings
in the burner heads. Lift off when cool.
To remove burned-on food, soak the
burner heads in a solution of mild liquid
detergent and hot water for 20–30 minutes.
For more stubborn stains, use a toothbrush.
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Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Burner caps
Replacement
After cleaning
Replace the matching size caps onto the
heads. There is one small, two medium
and one large cap. Sizes are stamped into
the bottom of the caps.
Medium cap
Small cap
Before putting the burner caps and heads
back, shake out excess water and then dry
them thoroughly by setting in a warm oven
for 30 minutes.
NOTE: Do not use steel wool or scouring powders
to clean the burners.
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Front of range
Medium cap
Large cap
Make sure that the heads and caps are
replaced in the correct locations.
NOTE: On some models, the burners are all the
same size and power.
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Cooktop Surface
NOTE: Do not store flammable materials in
an oven or near the cooktop. Do not store or
use combustible materials, gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
NOTE: Do not lift the cooktop on sealed burner
models. Lifting the cooktop can lead to damage
and improper operation of the range.
Operating Instructions
To avoid damaging the porcelain enamel
surface of the cooktop and to prevent it
from becoming dull, clean up spills right
away. Foods with a lot of acid (tomatoes,
sauerkraut, fruit juices, etc.) or foods with
high sugar content could cause a dull spot
if allowed to set.
When the surface has cooled, wash and
rinse. For other spills such as fat spatterings,
etc., wash with soap and water once the
surface has cooled. Then rinse and polish
with a dry cloth.
Be careful when you clean the cooktop
because the area over the pilot will be hot
(on models with standing pilots).
Stainless Steel Surfaces (on some models)
To clean the stainless steel surface,
use warm sudsy water or a stainless steel
cleaner or polish. Always wipe the surface
in the direction of the grain. Follow the
cleaner instructions for cleaning the
stainless steel surface.
To inquire about purchasing stainless steel
appliance cleaner or polish, or to find the
location of a dealer nearest you, please call
our toll-free number:
National Parts Center 800.626.2002 (U.S.)
800.661.1616 (Canada)
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www.GEAppliances.ca (Canada)
Lift-Up Cooktop (on models with standard twin burners)
Clean under the cooktop with hot, soapy
water and a clean cloth. If you removed
your surface burners while cleaning,
make sure they are properly seated when
replacing them.
After cleaning, lower the cooktop (be
careful not to pinch your fingers). Lower
cooktop gently to avoid blowing out pilot
flames (on standing pilot models).
Replace drip pans (if so equipped) and
grates.
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Remove the grates and drip pans
(if so equipped).
Grasp the two front burner wells and
lift up.
Troubleshooting Tips
Some models have dual support rods
that will hold the cooktop up while
you clean underneath it.
Clean the area under the cooktop often.
Built-up soil, especially grease, may catch
on fire.
To make cleaning easier, the cooktop may
be lifted up.
NOTE: Do not lift the cooktop on sealed burner
models. Lifting the cooktop can lead to damage
and improper operation of the range.
To raise the cooktop:
Be sure the burners are turned off.
Installation Instructions
Do not use a steel wool pad; it will scratch
the surface.
Safety Instructions
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Lift-Off Oven Door
The oven door is removable, but it is heavy. You may
need help removing and replacing the door.
To remove the door, open it a few inches to
the special stop position that will hold the
door open. Grasp firmly on each side and
lift the door straight up and off the hinges.
NOTE: Be careful not to place hands between the
hinge and the oven door frame as the hinge could
snap back and pinch fingers.
Lift the door straight up and off
the hinges.
To replace the door, make sure the hinges
are in the special stop position. Position
the slots in the bottom of the door squarely
over the hinges. Then lower the door
slowly and evenly over both hinges at the
same time. If the hinges snap back against
the oven frame, pull them back out.
To clean the outside of the door:
Use soap and water to thoroughly clean
the top, sides and front of the oven door.
Rinse well. You may also use a glass
cleaner to clean the glass on the outside
of the door.
Spillage of marinades, fruit juices, tomato
sauces and basting materials containing
acids may cause discoloration and should
be wiped up immediately. When the
surface is cool, clean and rinse.
Do not use oven cleaners, cleansing
powders or harsh abrasives on the
outside of the door.
To clean the inside of the door:
The gasket is designed with a gap
at the bottom to allow for proper
air circulation.
Do not rub or clean the door gasket—
it has an extremely low resistance
to abrasion.
If you notice the gasket becoming
worn, frayed or damaged in any way
or if it has become displaced on the
door, you should have it replaced.
Do not allow excess water to run into
any holes or slots in the door.
Because the area inside the gasket is
cleaned during the self clean cycle, you
do not need to clean this by hand. Any
soap left on the liner causes additional
stains when the oven is heated.
The area outside the gasket can be
cleaned with a soap-filled steel wool or
plastic pad.
Oven Bottom
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Troubleshooting Tips
The oven bottom has a porcelain enamel
finish. To make cleaning easier, protect
the oven bottom from excessive spillovers
by placing a cookie sheet on the rack
below the rack you are cooking on.
This is particularly important when baking
a fruit pie or other foods with a high acid
content. Hot fruit fillings or other foods
that are highly acidic (such as tomatoes,
sauerkraut, and sauces with vinegar or
lemon juice) may cause pitting and
damage to the porcelain enamel surface
and should be wiped up immediately.
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We don’t recommend using aluminum
foil on the oven bottom. It can affect air
flow if the holes are blocked and it can
concentrate heat at the bottom of the oven,
resulting in poor baking performance.
To clean up spillovers, use soap and water,
an abrasive cleaner or soap-filled scouring
pad. Remove the oven bottom for easier
clean-up and to prevent damage to
the continuous cleaning oven coating
(on some models).
Grid
Broiler Pan and Grid
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from
the oven. Remove the grid from the pan.
Carefully pour out grease from the pan
into a proper container. Wash and rinse
the broiler pan and grid in hot water
with a soap-filled or plastic scouring pad.
Both the broiler pan and grid can also be
cleaned in a dishwasher.
Do not store a soiled broiler pan and grid
anywhere in the range.
CAUTION:
Do not clean the broiler
pan or grid in a self-cleaning oven.
Removable Broiler Drawer (on some models)
To remove:
When the broiler is cool, remove the
grid and pan.
Hold the broiler drawer in the raised
position as you slide it partway into the
range. Then lower the drawer and push
it completely closed.
Grasp the handle, lift and pull the
broiler drawer out. Clean the broiler
drawer with hot soapy water.
Oven Air Vents
Never block the vents (air openings) of the
range. They provide the air inlet and outlet
that are necessary for the range to operate
properly with correct combustion.
Vent appearance and location vary.
Air openings are located at the rear of
the cooktop, at the top and bottom of the
oven door, and at the bottom of the range,
under the kick panel or broiler drawer
(depending on the model).
Pull the knob straight off the stem.
It’s a good idea to wipe the control panel
after each use of the oven. Use a damp
cloth to clean or rinse. For cleaning, use
mild soap and water or a 50/50 solution
of vinegar and water. For rinsing, use
clean water. Polish dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleansers, strong
liquid cleaners, plastic scouring pads or
oven cleaners on the control panel—
they will damage the finish.
Make sure the knobs are in the OFF
positions and pull them straight off the
stems for cleaning.
The knobs can be cleaned in a dishwasher
or they may also be washed with soap and
water. Make sure the insides of the knobs are
dry before replacing.
Replace the knobs in the OFF position
to ensure proper placement.
Metal parts can be cleaned with soap
and water. Do not use steel wool,
abrasives, ammonia, acids or commercial
oven cleaners. Dry with a soft cloth.
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Do not bend knobs by pulling them up or
down or by hanging a towel or other such
loads. This can damage the gas valve shaft.
The control knobs may be removed for
easier cleaning.
Troubleshooting Tips
Lower Control Panel (Front Manifold Panel) and Knobs
Installation Instructions
Pull the broiler drawer out until it
stops, then push it back in about
one inch.
To replace:
Operating Instructions
Pan
If food has burned on, sprinkle the grid
with detergent while hot and cover with
wet paper towels or a dishcloth. Soaking
the pan will remove burned-on foods.
The broiler pan and grid may be cleaned
with a commercial oven cleaner.
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Oven Racks
Clean the racks with an abrasive cleanser or
scouring pad. After cleaning, rinse the racks
with clean water and dry with a clean cloth.
Operating Instructions
With proper care, the porcelain enamel
interior will retain its attractive finish for
many years.
Installation Instructions
Porcelain Oven Interior (on all models except continuous-cleaning models)
Household ammonia may make the
cleaning job easier. Place 1/2 cup ammonia
in a shallow glass pan and leave in a cold
oven overnight. The ammonia fumes will
help loosen the burned-on grease and food.
Soap and water will normally do the job.
Heavy spattering or spillovers may require
cleaning with a mild abrasive cleanser.
Soap-filled scouring pads may also be used.
Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or
acid content (such as tomatoes, sauerkraut,
fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the
surface. They may cause dull spots even
after cleaning.
When necessary, you may use a commercial
oven cleaner. Follow the package directions.
CAUTIONS about
using spray-on
oven cleaners:
Be careful where the oven cleaner is
sprayed.
Do not spray oven cleaner on the
electrical controls and switches (on some
models) because it could cause a short
circuit and result in sparking or fire.
Do not allow a film from the cleaner
to remain on the temperature sensing
bulb—it could cause the oven to heat
improperly. (The bulb is located at the
rear of the oven.) Carefully wipe the
bulb clean after each oven cleaning,
being careful not to move the bulb as
a change in its position could affect
how the oven bakes.
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Do not spray any oven cleaner on the
outside oven door, handles or any
exterior surface of the oven, cabinet
or painted surfaces. The cleaner can
damage these surfaces.
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Special Care of Continuous-Cleaning Oven Interior (on some models)
The special coating is a porous ceramic
material, which is dark in color and feels
slightly rough to the touch.
Soil may not disappear completely and at
some time after extended usage, stains may
appear that cannot be removed.
This special coating is not used on the
oven racks, oven bottom or the inside
of the oven door. Remove these to clean
with a commercial oven cleaner to prevent
damaging the Continuous-Cleaning Oven
coating.
Make sure the oven bottom is in place before
you turn the oven on for any reason.
To Clean the Continuous-Cleaning Oven:
The inside of the oven door has a porcelain
enamel finish. The oven door lifts off
for cleaning away from the ContinuousCleaning Oven. For instructions on how
to clean the inside of the oven door refer
to the Lift-Off Oven Door section.
Do not use soap, detergent, steel wool
pads, commercial oven cleaner, silicone
oven sprays, coarse pads or coarse
brushes on the porous surface. These
products will spot, clog and damage the
porous surface and reduce its ability
to work.
Consumer Support
Use care in removing and replacing the
oven bottom and racks and in placing
and removing dishes and food to avoid
scratching, rubbing or otherwise damaging
the porous finish on the oven walls.
The oven bottom has a porcelain enamel
finish. The oven bottom comes out for
cleaning away from the ContinuousCleaning Oven.
Troubleshooting Tips
The special coating works best on small
amounts of spatter. It does not work well
with larger spills, especially sugars, egg or
dairy mixtures. The oven bottom does not
have the continuous cleaning oven coating
and can be removed and cleaned with a
commercial oven cleaner.
If a spillover or heavy soiling occurs
on the porous surface, as soon as the
oven has cooled, remove as much of
the soil as possible using a small
amount of water and a stiff-bristle nylon
brush. Use water sparingly and change
it frequently, keeping it as clean as
possible, and be sure to blot it up
with paper towels, cloths or sponges.
Do not rub or scrub with paper towels,
cloths or sponges, since they will leave
unsightly lint on the oven finish. If
water leaves a white ring on the finish
as it dries, apply water again and blot
it with a clean sponge, starting at the
edge of the ring and working toward
the center.
Installation Instructions
If magnified, the surface would appear as
peaks, valleys and sub-surface ‘‘tunnels.’’
This rough finish tends to prevent grease
spatters from forming little beads or
droplets that run down the side walls of a
hard-surface oven liner, leaving unsightly
streaks that require hand cleaning. Instead,
when spatter hits the porous finish, it is
dispersed and partially absorbed. This
spreading action increases the exposure
of oven soil to heated air and makes it
somewhat less noticeable.
REMEMBER: During the operation of the oven,
the door and other range surfaces will get hot
enough to cause burns. Do not touch. Let the
range cool before replacing the oven racks.
Operating Instructions
The Continuous-Cleaning Oven cleans itself
while cooking. The oven walls are finished
with a special coating that cannot be cleaned
in the usual manner with soap, detergents,
steel wool pads, commercial oven cleaners,
coarse abrasive pads or coarse brushes.
Use of such cleansers and/or the use of
oven sprays will cause permanent damage.
Soil visibility may be reduced by
operating the oven at 400°F. Close the
door and turn the OVEN CONTROL knob
to 400°F. Time for at least four hours.
Repeated cycles may be necessary
before improvement in appearance
is apparent.
Safety Instructions
GEAppliances.com
Do not scrape the porous surface
with a knife or spatula—they could
permanently damage the finish.
Let range parts cool before handling.
We recommend rubber gloves be worn
when cleaning.
Remove racks and cookware.
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Installation
Instructions
Range
Questions? Call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) or visit our Website at: GEAppliances.com
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344 or visit www.GEAppliances.ca
IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF
MASSACHUSETTS
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read these instructions completely and
carefully.
Installation of this range must conform with
local codes, or in the absence of local codes,
with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA.54, latest edition. In Canada,
installation must conform with the current
Natural Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGAB149.1 or the current Propane Installation
Code, CAN/CGA-B149.2, and with local
codes where applicable. This range has
been design-certified by CSA International
according to ANSI Z21.1, latest edition
and Canadian Gas Association according
to CAN/CGA-1.1 latest edition.
As with any appliance using gas and generating
heat, there are certain safety precautions you
should follow. You will find these precautions in
the Important Safety Information section in
the front of this manual. Read them carefully.
• This product must be installed by
a licensed plumber or gas fitter.
• When using ball-type gas shut-off valves,
they shall be the T-handle type.
• A flexible gas connector, when used,
must not exceed 3 feet.
•
IMPORTANT
•
IMPORTANT
•
•
•
•
•
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— Save these
instructions for local inspector’s use.
— Observe all
governing codes and ordinances.
Note to Installer – Be sure to leave these
instructions with the Consumer.
Note to Consumer – Keep these
instructions for future reference.
Note – This appliance must be properly
grounded.
Servicer – The electrical diagram is in an
envelope attached to the back of the range.
Skill Level – Installation of this appliance
requires basic mechanical skills.
Proper installation is the responsibility of
the installer.
Product failure due to improper installation
is not covered under the Warranty.
Installation Instructions
FOR YOUR SAFETY
MATERIALS YOU MAY NEED
Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance. If you smell gas:
• Gas line shut-off valve
• Pipe joint sealant or UL-approved pipe
thread tape with Teflon* that resists action
of natural and LP gases
• Flexible metal appliance connector (1/2″ I.D.)
A 5-foot length is recommended for ease of
installation but other lengths are acceptable.
Never use an old connector when installing
a new range.
• Flare union adapter for connection to gas
supply line (3/4″ or 1/2″ NPT x 1/2″ I.D.).
• Flare union adapter for connection to
pressure regulator on range (1/2″ NPT x
1/2″ I.D.)
• Liquid leak detector or soapy water.
• Lag bolt or 1/2″ O.D. sleeve anchor (for
concrete floors only).
• Long matches and/or match holder (for
models equipped with standing pilots).
1
2
3
4
Open windows.
Don’t touch electrical switches.
Extinguish any open flame.
Immediately call your gas supplier.
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED
Phillips screwdriver
Flat-blade screwdriver
3/16″ or smaller
Pencil and ruler
Level
Open-end or
adjustable wrench
*Teflon: Registered trademark of DuPont
Pipe wrenches (2)
(one for backup)
Drill, awl or nail
PART INCLUDED
Anti-tip bracket kit
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Installation Instructions
• Avoid placing cabinets above the range.
To reduce the hazard caused by reaching
over the open flames of operating burners,
install a ventilation hood over the range
that projects forward at least 5″ beyond
the front of the cabinets.
• The ventilating hood must be constructed
of sheet metal not less than 0.0122″ thick.
Install above the cooktop with a clearance
of not less than 1/4″ between the hood and
the underside of the combustible material
or metal cabinet. The hood must be at least
as wide as the appliance and centered
over the appliance. Clearance between the
cooking surface and the ventilation hood
surface MUST NEVER BE LESS THAN
24 INCHES.
EXCEPTION: Installation of a listed microwave
oven or cooking appliance over the cooktop
shall conform to the installation instructions
packed with that appliance.
• If cabinets are placed above the range,
allow a minimum clearance of 30″ between
the cooking surface and the bottom of
unprotected cabinets.
• If a 30″ clearance between cooking surface
and overhead combustible material or metal
cabinets cannot be maintained, protect the
underside of the cabinets above the cooktop
with not less than 1/4″ insulating millboard
covered with sheet metal not less than
0.0122″ thick. Clearance between the
cooking surface and protected cabinets
MUST NEVER BE LESS THAN 24 INCHES.
• The vertical distance from the plane of the
cooking surface to the bottom of adjacent
overhead cabinets extending closer than
1″ to the plane of the range sides must not
be less than 18″. (See the Dimensions and
Clearances illustration in this section.)
WARNING!
INSTALLATION SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Read these instructions completely and
carefully.
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,
service or maintenance can cause injury or
property damage. Refer to this manual.
For assistance or additional information,
consult a qualified installer, service agency,
manufacturer (dealer) or the gas supplier.
Never reuse old flexible connectors. The use
of old flexible connectors can cause gas leaks
and personal injury. Always use NEW flexible
connectors when installing a gas appliance.
IMPORTANT
— Remove all packing
material and literature from oven before
connecting gas and electrical supply to range.
CAUTION
— Do not attempt to
operate the oven of this range during a
power failure (Electric Ignition models only).
• Have your range installed by a qualified
installer.
• Your range must be electrically grounded
in accordance with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, in accordance with
the National Electrical Code (ANSI/NFPA 70,
latest edition). In Canada, electrical
grounding must be in accordance with the
current CSA C22.1 Canadian Electrical Code
Part 1 and/or local codes. See Electrical
Connections in this section.
• Before installing your range on linoleum or
any other synthetic floor covering, make
sure the floor covering can withstand 180°F
without shrinking, warping or discoloring.
Do not install the range over carpeting
unless a sheet of 1/4″ thick plywood or
similar insulator is placed between the
range and carpeting.
• Make sure the wall coverings around the
range can withstand heat generated by
the range up to 200°F.
•
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CAUTION
— Items of interest to
children should not be stored in cabinets
above a range or on the backsplash of a
range—children climbing on the range to
reach items could be seriously injured.
Installation Instructions
DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES
Provide adequate clearances between the range and adjacent combustible surfaces. These
dimensions must be met for safe use of your range. The location of the electrical outlet and pipe
opening (see Gas Pipe and Electric Outlet Locations) may be adjusted to meet specific requirements.
The range may be placed with 0″ clearance (flush) at the back wall.
Minimum
to cabinets
on either
side of the
range
Maximum
depth for
cabinets above
countertops
30″
30″
Minimum
18″
1″ To wall on either side,
13″
standard burner models
2″ To wall on either side,
sealed burner models
36″
1/4″
Front edge
of the range
side panel
forward from
cabinet
0″
To cabinets below
cooktop and at the
range back
Depth with door closed (includes door handle)
30″
273⁄4″ to 281⁄2″
Depth varies depending on
model. See specifications
sheet for your model.
Height*
361⁄4″ ± 1/4″
*Product Height:
36″
JGSS05
40″
RGB508
451⁄2″
JGBS04
473⁄8″
JGBC20
JGBS17
JGBS20
Depth with door open:
463⁄8″ (glass door)
461⁄4″ (porcelain door)
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JGBS07
JGBS21
JGBS22
JGBS23
RGB524
RGB528
RGB530
RGB533
RGB540
Installation Instructions
LOCATION
WARNING!
ANTI-TIP DEVICE
Do not locate the range where it may be
subject to strong drafts. Any openings in
the floor or wall behind the range should
be sealed. Make sure the openings around
the base of the range that supply fresh air for
combustion and ventilation are not
obstructed by carpeting or woodwork.
Your range, like many other household
items, is heavy and can settle into soft
floor coverings such as cushioned vinyl or
carpeting. Use care when moving the range
on this type of flooring. It is recommended
that the following simple and inexpensive
instructions be followed to protect your floor.
The range should be installed on a sheet of
plywood (or similar material). When the floor
covering ends at the front of the range, the
area that the range will rest on should be
built up with plywood to the same level or
higher than the floor covering.
This will allow the range to be moved for
cleaning or servicing. Also, make sure your
floor covering will withstand 180°F. (See the
Installation Safety Instructions section.)
Make sure the wall coverings around your
range can withstand the heat generated (up
to 200°F) by the range. (See the Installation
Safety Instructions section.)
To reduce the risk of tipping the range, the range must
be secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket. See
installation instructions shipped with the bracket for
complete details before attempting to install.
To check if the bracket is installed and engaged
properly, carefully tip the range forward. The bracket
should stop the range within 4 inches. If it does not, the
bracket must be reinstalled. If the range is pulled from
the wall for any reason, always repeat this procedure
to verify the range is properly secured by the anti-tip
bracket.
For free standing or slide in ranges, never completely
remove the leveling legs or the range will not be
secured to the anti-tip device properly.
If you did not receive an anti-tip bracket with your
purchase, call 1.800.626.8774 to receive one at no
cost (In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344). For installation
instructions of the bracket, visit: GEAppliances.com
(In Canada, GEAppliances.ca)
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER
LOCATION
Depending on your range, you’ll find the
model and serial numbers on a label on the
front frame of the range, behind the kick
panel or broiler drawer.
IMPORTANT!
Remove all tape and packaging. Make sure
the burners are properly seated and level.
Lift up the cooktop (on models with
standard twin burners) and remove any
packing material under it.
Take the accessory pack out of the oven
and/or drawer.
Check to be sure that no range parts have
come loose during shipping.
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Installation Instructions
1 PROVIDE ADEQUATE
GAS SUPPLY
Your range is designed to operate at a
pressure of 4″ of water column on natural
gas or, if designed for LP gas (propane or
butane), 10″ of water column.
Make sure you are supplying your
range with the type of gas for which
it is designed.
This range is convertible for use on
natural or propane gas. If you decide
to use this range on LP gas, conversion
must be made by a qualified LP installer
before attempting to operate the range
on that gas.
For proper operation, the pressure of
natural gas supplied to the regulator
must be between 4″ and 13″ of water
column.
For LP gas, the pressure supplied must
be between 10″ and 13″ of water column.
When checking for proper operation of
the regulator, the inlet pressure must be
at least 1″ greater than the operating
(manifold) pressure as given above.
The pressure regulator located at the
inlet of the range manifold must remain
in the supply line regardless of whether
natural or LP gas is being used.
A flexible metal appliance connector used
to connect the range to the gas supply
line should have an I.D. of 1/2″ and be
5 feet in length for ease of installation.
In Canada, flexible connectors must be
single wall metal connectors no longer
than 6 feet in length.
A
B
C
D
E
Never use an old connector when
installing a new range. If the hard piping
method is used, you must carefully align
the pipe; the range cannot be moved
after the connection is made.
To prevent gas leaks, put pipe joint
compound on, or wrap pipe thread tape
with Teflon* around, all male (external)
pipe threads.
Install a manual gas line shut-off valve in
the gas line in an easily accessed location
outside of the range. Make sure everyone
operating the range knows where and how
to shut off the gas supply to the range.
Install male 1/2″ flare union adapter to
the 1/2″ NPT internal thread at inlet of
regulator. Use a backup wrench on the
regulator fitting to avoid damage.
Install male 1/2″ or 3/4″ flare union adapter
to the NPT internal thread of the manual
shut-off valve, taking care to back-up the
shut-off valve to keep it from turning.
Connect flexible metal appliance
connector to the adapter on the range.
Position range to permit connection at
the shut-off valve.
When all connections have been made,
make sure all range controls are in the
off position and turn on the main gas
supply valve. Use a liquid leak detector
at all joints and connections to check for
leaks in the system.
WARNING
— DO NOT USE
A FLAME TO CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS.
When using test pressures greater than
1/2 psig to pressure test the gas supply
system of the residence, disconnect the
range and individual shut-off valve from
the gas supply piping. When using test
pressures of 1/2 psig or less to test the
gas supply system, simply isolate the
range from the gas supply system by
closing the individual shut-off valve.
2 CONNECT THE RANGE TO GAS
Shut off the main gas supply valve
before disconnecting the old range and
leave it off until the new hookup has
been completed. Don’t forget to relight
the pilot on other gas appliances when
you turn the gas back on.
Because hard piping restricts movement
of the range, the use of a CSA
International-certified flexible metal
appliance connector is recommended
unless local codes require a hard-piped
connection.
*Teflon: Registered trademark of DuPont
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Installation Instructions
GAS PIPE AND ELECTRICAL OUTLET LOCATIONS
(for models with
Sealed Burners)
This area allows for flush
range installation with
through-the-wall connection
of pipe stub/shut-off valve
and rear wall 120V outlet.
Shortest connection from
hard pipe stub location to
range hookup.
This area allows for flush
range installation with
through-the-floor connection
of pipe stub/shut-off valve.
GAS PIPE AND ELECTRICAL OUTLET LOCATIONS
(for models with Standard Twin Burners)
This area allows for flush
range installation with
through-the-wall connection
of pipe stub/shut-off valve
and rear wall 120V outlet.
Shortest connection from
hard pipe stub location to
range hookup.
This area allows for flush
range installation with
through-the-floor connection
of pipe stub/shut-off valve.
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Installation Instructions
FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR HOOKUP (for models equipped with Sealed Burners)
Gas Flow into Range
Pressure
regulator
Adapter
Flex connector
(6 feet maximum)
Adapter
Installer: Inform
the consumer of
the location of the
gas shut-off valve.
Gas shut-off
valve
1/2″ or 3/4″
Gas pipe
RIGID PIPE HOOKUP OPTIONS (for models equipped with Sealed Burners)
Alternate Hookup
Gas Flow into Range
45° Elbow
90° Elbow
90° Elbow
Nipple
Union
Pressure
regulator
Black iron pipe
Adapter
90° Elbow
Nipple
Nipple
Quick connect
or union
Pressure
Nipple regulator
Gas shut-off
valve
Union
Nipple
Installer: Inform
the consumer of
the location of the
gas shut-off valve.
Gas shut-off
valve
1/2″ or 3/4″
Gas pipe
90° Elbow
Installer: Inform
the consumer of
the location of the
gas shut-off valve.
1/2″ or 3/4″
Gas pipe
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90° Elbow
Adapter
Gas Flow into Range
Installation Instructions
FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR HOOKUP
(for models equipped with Standard Twin Burners)
Pressure
regulator
Adapter
Gas Flow into Range
Manifold
pipe
Flex connector
(6 feet maximum)
Adapter
Installer: Inform
the consumer of
the location of the
gas shut-off valve.
1/2″ or 3/4″
Gas pipe
Gas shut-off
valve
RIGID PIPE HOOKUP (for models equipped with Standard Twin Burners)
Pressure
regulator
Gas Flow into Range
Manifold
pipe
90° Elbow
Nipple Union
Black iron pipe
Union
Nipple
Installer: Inform
the consumer of
the location of the
gas shut-off valve.
1/2″ or 3/4″
Gas pipe
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Gas shut-off
valve
Installation Instructions
A word about GFCI’s—GFCI’s are not
required or recommended for gas range
receptacles.
3 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
Electrical Requirements
120-volt, 60 Hertz, properly grounded
branch circuit protected by a 15-amp or
20-amp circuit breaker or time delay fuse.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI’s)
are devices that sense leakage of current
in a circuit and automatically switch off
power when a threshold leakage level is
detected. These devices must be manually
reset by the consumer. The National
Electrical Code requires the use of GFCI’s
in kitchen receptacles installed to serve
countertop surfaces. Performance of the
range will not be affected if operated on
a GFCI-protected circuit but occasional
nuisance tripping of the GFCI breaker
is possible.
Extension Cord Cautions
Because of potential safety hazards
associated with certain conditions, we
strongly recommend against the use of an
extension cord. However, if you still elect
to use an extension cord, it is absolutely
necessary that it be a UL-listed, 3-wire
grounding-type appliance extension cord
and that the current carrying rating of the
cord in amperes be equivalent to, or
greater than, the branch circuit rating.
A Usage Situations where Appliance Power
Cord will be Disconnected Infrequently.
Grounding
IMPORTANT—(Please read carefully)
FOR PERSONAL SAFETY, THIS
APPLIANCE MUST BE PROPERLY
GROUNDED.
An adapter may be used only on a
15-amp circuit. Do not use an adapter
on a 20-amp circuit. Where local codes
permit, a TEMPORARY CONNECTION
may be made to a properly grounded
two-prong wall receptacle by the use of
a UL-listed adapter, available at most
hardware stores. The larger slot in the
adapter must be aligned with the larger
slot in the wall receptacle to provide
proper polarity in the connection of the
power cord.
Preferred Method
Ensure proper ground
exists before use
Temporary Method
The power cord of this appliance is
equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug
which mates with a standard 3-prong
grounding wall receptacle to minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from
this appliance.
(Adapter plugs not
permitted in Canada)
The customer should have the wall
receptacle and circuit checked by a
qualified electrician to make sure the
receptacle is properly grounded.
Align large
prongs/slots
Where a standard 2-prong wall
receptacle is encountered, it is the
personal responsibility and obligation
of the customer to have it replaced
with a properly grounded 3-prong wall
receptacle.
CAUTION
Ensure proper
ground and
firm connection
before use
— Attaching the adapter
ground terminal to the wall receptacle cover
screw does not ground the appliance unless
the cover screw is metal, and not insulated,
and the wall receptacle is grounded through
the house wiring. The customer should have
the circuit checked by a qualified electrician
to make sure the receptacle is properly
grounded.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES,
CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUND)
PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD.
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Installation Instructions
3 ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (cont.)
4 SEAL THE OPENINGS
When disconnecting the power cord from
the adapter, always hold the adapter with
one hand. If this is not done, the adapter
ground terminal is very likely to break
with repeated use. Should this happen,
DO NOT USE the appliance until a proper
ground has again been established.
Seal any openings in the wall behind the
range and in the floor under the range
when hookups are completed.
5 LIGHT THE PILOTS
B Usage Situations where Appliance Power
Cord will be Disconnected Frequently.
(For models equipped with standing
pilots. If the range is an electric ignition
model, the burners are ignited by electric
ignition which eliminates the need for
standing pilot lights.)
Do not use an adapter plug in these
situations because disconnecting of the
power cord places undue strain on the
adapter and leads to eventual failure
of the adapter ground terminal. The
customer should have the 2-prong wall
receptacle replaced with a three-prong
(grounding) receptacle by a qualified
electrician before using the appliance.
The range should be installed in its
permanent position before any pilots
are lit or adjusted.
CAUTION
— Make sure the
surface burner control knobs are in the OFF
position before attempting to light the pilots.
The installation of appliances designed
for mobile home installation must
conform with the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title
24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal
Standard for Mobile Home Construction
and Safety, Title 24, HUD, Part 280) or,
when such standard is not applicable,
the Standard for Manufactured Home
Installations, latest edition (Manufactured
Home Sites, Communities and Set-Ups),
ANSI A225.1, latest edition, or with
local codes. In Canada, mobile home
installation must be in accordance with
the current CAN/CSA Z240/MH Mobile
Home Installation Code.
A Light the Surface Burner Pilots
1. Raise the cooktop.
2. Light both pilots with a match.
3. To avoid pilot outage, use caution when
closing cooktop after lighting pilots.
5/16″
Electric Disconnect
• Locate disconnect plug on the range
back.
• Pinch sides of connector and pull out
of range back.
NOTE: Do not leave standing pilot lit in
a newly constructed or remodeled home
or apartment that will be unoccupied for
more than a month.
Each pilot flame was adjusted at the
factory to be approximately 5/16″ tall.
A tinge of yellow appearing at the upper
tip is normal. If you find pilot adjustment
is necessary, follow instructions in Step B.
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Installation Instructions
C Light the Oven Pilot (cont.)
5 LIGHT THE PILOTS (cont.)
4. Remove the oven bottom. To remove:
B Adjust the Surface Burner Pilots if
Necessary
• Remove knurled screws holding
down rear of oven bottom.
• Grasp oven bottom at finger slots
on each side.
• Lift rear of oven bottom enough
to clear the lip of range frame,
then pull out.
Oven
bottom
CAUTION
— Make sure the surface
burner control knobs are in the OFF position
before attempting to adjust the pilots.
5. Locate the pilot in the back of the oven
bottom. The pilot is attached to the left
side of the oven burner.
1. Raise the cooktop.
2. Locate the pilot adjustment screw.
It can be accessed through the small
hole near the center of the manifold
panel.
3. To adjust, use a blade-type screwdriver
with a shaft diameter of less than or
equal to 3/16″. Turn pilot adjustment
screw until pilot flame is 5/16″ high.
Do not reduce the flame to less than
5/16″ or pilot outage may occur. A pilot
flame burning higher than recommended
may generate soot (carbon black) on
the bottom of your cooktop.
Shield
(on some
models)
Pilot
6. To light the oven pilot, push in and
hold the oven control knob while
lighting the pilot with a long match or
match holder. Once the oven pilot is lit,
continue holding the oven control
knob for one minute before releasing.
C Light the Oven Pilot
1. Ensure the top burners are lit before
attempting to light the oven pilot
(turn them off after you have lit the
oven pilot).
2. Remove the oven door. See Lift-Off
Oven Door in the Care and cleaning
of range section.
3. Remove the oven racks.
No adjustments are required for
natural gas. If the range is connected
to LP gas, contact the person who
installed your range or made the
conversion. If pilot flame does not
stay lit, repeat this step.
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E Adjust Broil Burner Air Adjustment
Shutter on Models with a Broiler Drawer,
if Necessary (cont.)
5 LIGHT THE PILOTS (cont.)
D Check Ignition of Oven Burner
To Remove the Broiler Drawer:
The oven is designed to operate quietly and
automatically. To operate the oven, turn the
OVEN CONTROL knob to a setting above
260°F. After 30–90 seconds, the oven burner
will ignite and burn until the set temperature
is reached. The oven burner will continue to
cycle on and off as necessary to maintain
the oven at the temperature indicated by the
OVEN CONTROL knob.
1. Pull the drawer out until it stops, then
push it back in about one inch.
2. Grasp handle, lift and pull broiler
drawer out.
Loosen
Air adjustment
shutter
Electric ignition models require electrical
power to operate. In case of a power
outage, the oven burners on these models
cannot be lit manually with a match. Gas
will not flow unless the glow bar is hot.
If the oven is in use when a power outage
occurs, the burner will shut off and cannot
be re-lit until power is restored.
Metal shield
(on some models)
E Adjust Broil Burner Air Adjustment
Shutter on Models with a Broiler Drawer,
if Necessary
On some models, remove the metal
shield at the rear of the cavity.
To adjust the flow of air to the burner,
loosen the Phillips-head screw and rotate
the shutter to allow more or less air into
the burner tube.
Determine if the bottom burner flames are
burning properly.
With the oven bottom removed,
properly adjusted flames should have
approximately 1″ blue cones and, if range
is supplied with natural gas, should burn
with no yellow tipping. (With most LP
gas, small yellow tips at the end of outer
cones are normal.) Flames should not
lift off burner ports. If lifting is observed,
gradually reduce air shutter opening
until flames are stabilized.
The shutter for the oven burner is near
the back wall of the oven and behind the
broiler drawer.
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Installation Instructions
G Replace Oven Parts
5 LIGHT THE PILOTS (cont.)
After all adjustments are made, replace
the broiler drawer, oven bottom, racks
and oven door.
F Check Ignition of Surface Burners
Operation of all cooktop and oven burners
should be checked after pilots have been
lighted (on some models) and the range
and gas supply lines have been carefully
checked for leaks.
Standing Pilot Models
Select a top burner knob and simultaneously
push in and turn to HI position. The burner
should light within a few seconds. Try each
burner in succession until all burners have
been checked.
Electric Ignition Models
Select a top burner knob and simultaneously
push in and turn to LITE position. You will
hear a clicking sound indicating proper
operation of the spark module. Once the air
has been purged from the supply lines,
burners should light within 4 seconds. After
burner lights, rotate knob out of the LITE
position. Try each burner in succession until
all burners have been checked.
Quality of Flames
The combustion quality of burner flames
needs to be determined visually.
(A) Yellow flames—
Call for service
(B) Yellow tips on
outer cones—
Normal for LP gas
(C) Soft blue
flames—Normal
for natural gas
If burner flames look like (A), call for service.
Normal burner flames should look like (B) or
(C), depending on the type of gas you use.
With LP gas, some yellow tipping on outer
cones is normal.
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Installation Instructions
6 LEVEL THE RANGE
7 INSTALL THE ANTI-TIP DEVICE
A Install the oven racks in the oven
and position the range where it will be
installed.
Raise
range
Leg
leveler
WARNING —
• Range must be secured with an
approved Anti-Tip device.
Lower
range
• Unless properly installed, the range could
be tipped by you or a child standing,
sitting or leaning on an open door.
Lower
range
• After installing the Anti-Tip device, verify
that it is in place by carefully attempting
to tilt the range forward.
Raise
range
(on some models)
• This range has been designed to meet all
recognized industry tip standards for all
normal conditions.
(on some models)
B Check for levelness by placing a spirit
level or a cup, partially filled with water,
on one of the oven racks. If using a spirit
level, take two readings—with the level
placed diagonally first in one direction
and then the other.
• The use of this device does not preclude
tipping of the range when not properly
installed.
• If the Anti-Tip device supplied with the
range does not fit this application, use the
universal Anti-Tip device WB02K10254.
C Remove the broiler drawer or kick panel.
See the Care and cleaning of the range
section. The front leveling legs can be
adjusted from the bottom and the rear
legs can be adjusted from the top or the
bottom.
A Mark the wall where the RIGHT EDGE
of the range is to be located. Be sure
to allow for the countertop overhang
if you intend to install the range next
to cabinets.
D Use an open-end or adjustable wrench
to adjust the leveling legs until the range
is level.
Anti-Tip
device
E After the range is level, slide the range
away from the wall so that the Anti-Tip
device can be installed.
Slotted head
screw
Wallplate
Approx. 20°
21⁄8″
Marked edge
of range
B Locate the outside edge of the device
21⁄8 ″ toward the center of the range from
the marked edge of the range.
C Using the device as a template, mark the
position of the hole for the screw.
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Installation Instructions
WHEN ALL HOOKUPS ARE
COMPLETED
7 INSTALL THE ANTI-TIP DEVICE
(cont.)
Make sure all controls are left in the OFF
position. Make sure the flow of combustion
and ventilation air to the range is
unobstructed.
D For wood construction, drill a pilot hole
at an angle of 20° from the horizontal.
A nail or awl may be used if a drill is not
available.
Mount the Anti-Tip device with the screw
provided.
CONVERT TO LP GAS (or convert back
to natural gas from LP)
For cement or concrete construction,
you will need a 1/4″ x 11⁄2″ lag bolt and
a 1/2″ O.D. sleeve anchor, which are not
provided. Drill the recommended size
hole for the hardware.
Wallboard
This range leaves the factory set for use
with natural gas. If you want to convert to LP
gas, the conversion must be performed by a
qualified LP gas installer.
Back of
range
The conversion instructions and LP orifices
can be found attached to the range next to
the pressure regulator.
Anti-Tip
device
Keep these instructions and the orifices in
case you want to convert back to natural gas.
Wood screw
Install the sleeve anchor into the drilled
hole and then install the lag bolt through
the device. The bolts must be properly
tightened as recommended for the
hardware.
E Slide the range against the wall, and
check for proper installation by grasping
the front edge of the cooktop and
carefully attempting to tilt the range
forward. The bracket should stop the
range within 4 inches. If it does not,
the bracket must be reinstalled.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Top burners do not light
or do not burn evenly
Plug on range is not completely
inserted in the electrical outlet.
• Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live,
properly grounded outlet.
Burner hole or slits on the side
of the burner may be clogged.
• Remove the burners (on models with standard twin
burners) or burner heads and caps (on models with
sealed burners) and clean them with a sewing needle
or twist-tie. Make sure you do not enlarge the holes.
On sealed burner models, check and clean the electrode
area for burned-on food or grease.
Improper burner assembly.
• Make sure the burner parts are installed correctly.
See the Care and cleaning of the range section.
Drip pans (if so equipped)
are not installed correctly.
• Make sure the drip pans are installed correctly.
Pilot(s) is (are) not lit
(on standing pilot models).
• See the Light the Surface Burner Pilots section in the
Installation Instructions.
Burner flames very
large or yellow
Improper air to gas ratio.
• If range is connected to LP gas, contact the person
who installed your range or made the conversion.
Surface burners light
but oven does not
The oven gas shut-off valve
may have accidentally been
moved during cleaning or
moving.
• To check the oven gas shut-off valve on sealed burner
models, remove the broiler drawer or kick panel
(see the Care and cleaning of the range section) and
look for the gas shut-off lever at the back of the range.
Lever is
shown closed.
PULL TO OPEN.
Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Sealed burner models
• To check the oven gas shut-off valve on standard twin
burner models, raise the cooktop and look for the
gas shut-off lever at the extreme right rear corner.
(Standing pilot models do not have a gas shut-off valve
on the regulator.) Follow the directions in box A or B
that match your regulator type.
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Lever is shown closed.
PULL TO OPEN.
Standard twin burner models
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A
Lever is shown closed.
PULL TO OPEN.
Standard twin burner models
B
What To Do
Clock does not work
Plug on range is not completely
inserted in the electrical outlet.
• Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live,
properly grounded outlet.
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the clock and timer section.
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Rack position is incorrect.
• See the Using the oven section.
Incorrect cookware or cookware
of improper size being used.
• See the Using the oven section.
Oven thermostat needs
adjustment.
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself! section.
Clock not set correctly.
• See the Using the clock and timer section.
Aluminum foil used improperly
in the oven.
• See the Care and cleaning of the range section.
Oven bottom not securely
seated in position.
• See the Installation of the range section.
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Food does not bake
or roast properly
Food does not
broil properly
Installation Instructions
Possible Causes
Oven door and/or broiler drawer • See the Broiling section.
not closed.
Food being cooked in a hot pan.
• Use the broiling pan and grid that came with your
range. Make sure it is cool.
Cookware not suited for broiling.
• Use the broiling pan and grid that came with your range.
Aluminum foil used on the
the broiling pan and grid has
not been fitted properly and
slit as recommended.
• See the Using the oven section.
Oven bottom not securely
seated in position.
• See the Installation of the range section.
Oven temperature
too hot or too cold
Oven thermostat
needs adjustment.
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself! section.
Oven light does not work
Light bulb is loose or defective.
• Tighten or replace the bulb.
Plug on range is not completely
inserted in the electrical outlet.
• Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live, properly
grounded outlet.
Pilot is not lit (on standing
pilot models).
• See the Light the Oven Pilot section in the Installation
Instructions.
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Consumer Support
• See the Broiling guide.
Troubleshooting Tips
Improper rack position
being used.
Oven not heating up
Operating Instructions
Problem
Safety Instructions
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Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
“Crackling” or
“popping” sound
This is the sound of the
metal heating and cooling
during cooking.
• This is normal.
Rainbow effect in
the oven window
(on some models)
This is caused by the heat
treatment applied to the
oven window.
• This is normal.
Power outage,
clock flashes
Power outage or surge.
• Reset the clock.
Strong odor
An odor from the insulation
around the inside of the oven
is normal for the first few times
the oven is used.
• This is temporary.
Improper air to gas ratio.
• Adjust oven burner air shutter.
A cooling fan may automatically
turn on and off to cool
internal parts.
• This is normal. The cooling fan will turn off and on.
Fan noise
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Troubleshooting Tips
Installation Instructions
Before you call for service…
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Safety Instructions
Accessories.
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You can find these accessories and many more at GEAppliances.com, or call
800.626.2002 (during normal business hours). Have your model number ready.
Surface Burners & Caps
Oven Racks
Broiler Pan
Cleaner
Troubleshooting Tips
Light Bulbs
Installation Instructions
Grates
Operating Instructions
Drip Pans
Knobs
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Installation Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
GE Gas Range Warranty. (For customers in the United States)
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
visit us on-line at GEAppliances.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Please have serial number and model number
available when calling for service.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of:
GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the range which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service
to replace the defective part.
What GE Will Not Cover:
Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
Failure of the product if it is abused, misused,
or used for other than the intended purpose or
used commercially.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
Damage caused after delivery.
Product not accessible to provide required service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided
in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home
use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available,
you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service
Location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your
legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Consumer Support
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centres
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule
service, visit us on-line at www.geappliances.ca, or call
1.800.561.3344. Please have serial number and model
number available when calling for service.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
Mabe Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the range which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, Mabe will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service
to replace the defective part.
What Mabe Will Not Cover:
Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
Damage caused after delivery.
Product not accessible to provide required service.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided
in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
Troubleshooting Tips
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased in Canada
for home use within Canada. In-home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed
reasonable by Mabe to provide.
Installation Instructions
Failure of the product if it is abused, misused,
or used for other than the intended purpose or
used commercially.
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
Safety Instructions
GE Gas Range Warranty. (For customers in Canada)
Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from province to province. To know what your legal rights are in your province, consult your local or
provincial consumer affairs office.
Warrantor: Mabe Canada Inc.,
Burlington, Ontario
Consumer Support
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Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website any day of the year!
For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals, order parts or even
schedule service on-line. In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca
Schedule Service
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at your
convenience any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.
In Canada, call 1.800.561.3344
Real Life Design Studio
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by people of all
ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and mental abilities and
impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas for people with
disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC (800.833.4322).
In Canada, contact: Manager, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Extended Warranties
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still
in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours. GE Consumer
Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires. In Canada, call 1.888.261.2133
Parts and Accessories
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes
(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at
800.626.2002 during normal business hours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing generally should be referred
to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation.
Customers in Canada should consult the yellow pages for the nearest Mabe service center, or call 1.800.661.1616.
Contact Us
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca, or write to: Director, Consumer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Register Your Appliance
In the U.S.: GEAppliances.com
Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for enhanced
communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise. You may also mail
in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.
In Canada: www.GEAppliances.ca
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