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GE JMS08BDWH Use and Care Manual
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . 2–5
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Manual
Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 8
Surface Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Care and Cleaning
Broiler Pan & Grid . . . . . . . . . .12
Control Panel and Knobs . . . . .10
Drip Pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Heating Elements . . . . . . . . . . .12
Lift-Off Oven Door . . . . . . . . . .11
Lift-Up Cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Painted Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Porcelain Enamel Cooktop . . . .10
Porcelain Oven Interior . . . . . .12
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Stainless Steel Surfaces . . . . . . .10
Surface Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . 14, 15
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . . 17, 18
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ________________
Serial # ________________
You can find them on a label
behind the range door.
11-05 JR
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.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
■ Use this appliance only for its intended
purpose as described in this Owner’s
■ Be sure your appliance is properly installed
and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the provided installation
Care and Cleaning
■ Do not attempt to repair or replace any
part of your range unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other
servicing should be referred to a qualified
■ Do not store flammable materials in an
oven or near the cooktop.
■ Have the installer show you the location of
the circuit breaker or fuse. Mark it for easy
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Before performing any service, disconnect
the range power supply at the household
distribution panel by removing the fuse or
switching off the circuit breaker.
■ Do not leave children alone—children
should not be left alone or unattended
in an area where an appliance is in use.
They should never be allowed to sit or
stand on any part of the appliance.
■ Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or
hang on the door or cooktop. They could
damage the range and cause severe
personal injury.
■ Teach children not to play with the
controls or any other part of the range.
Items of interest to
children should not be stored in cabinets
above a range—children climbing on the
range to reach items could be seriously
■ Do not use water on grease fires. Never
pick up a flaming pan. Turn the controls
off. Smother a flaming pan on a surface
unit 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.
■ Flame in the oven can be smothered
completely by closing the oven door and
turning the oven off or by using a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type fire
■ Potentially hot surfaces include the
cooktop, areas facing the cooktop, oven
vent opening, surfaces near the opening,
crevices around the oven door and metal
trim parts above the door.
■ REMEMBER: The inside surface of the oven
may be hot when the door is opened.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
Care and Cleaning
■ 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.
■ Do not touch the surface units, the
heating elements or the interior surface
of the oven. These surfaces may be hot
enough to burn even though they are
dark in color. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact, the surface units, areas
nearby the surface units or any interior
area of the oven. Allow sufficient time for
cooling first.
Operating Instructions
■ Keep the hood and grease filters clean
to maintain good venting and to avoid
grease fires.
Safety Instructions
Consumer Support
■ Never wear loose-fitting or hanging
garments while using the appliance.
Be careful when reaching for items stored
over the range. Flammable material could
be ignited if brought in contact with
hot surface units or heating elements
and may cause severe burns.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
■ Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp
pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let pot holders
touch hot surface units or heating
elements. Do not use a towel or other
bulky cloth.
■ For your safety, never use your appliance
for warming or heating the room.
■ Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings
in or near your range.
■ Always keep dish towels, dish cloths, pot
holders and other linens a safe distance
from your range.
■ Always keep wooden and plastic utensils
and canned food a safe distance from
your range.
■ Always keep combustible wall coverings,
curtains or drapes a safe distance from
your range.
■ Large scratches or impacts to glass doors
can lead to broken or shattered glass.
Care and Cleaning
■ Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate in
or near the range.
■ Stand away from the range when opening
the oven door. Hot air or steam which
escapes can cause burns to hands, face
and/or eyes.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not heat unopened food containers.
Pressure could build up and the container
could burst, causing an injury.
■ Keep the oven vent unobstructed.
■ Keep the oven free from grease buildup.
■ Place the oven shelf in the desired position
while the oven is cool. If shelves must be
handled when hot, do not let pot holder
contact the heating elements.
Consumer Support
■ Pulling out the shelf 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.
■ When using cooking or roasting bags in
the oven, follow the manufacturer’s
■ Do not use the oven to dry newspapers.
If overheated, they can catch on fire.
■ Do not use the oven for a storage area.
Items stored in an oven can ignite.
■ Do not leave paper products, cooking
utensils or food in the oven when not
in use.
■ After broiling, always take the broiler pan
out of the range and clean it. Leftover
grease in the broiler pan can catch on
fire the next time you use the pan.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line oven
bottoms, except as suggested in this
manual. Improper installation of
aluminum foil may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
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 internal temperatures usually protects against foodborne
Use proper pan size—select cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit
heating element. The use of undersized cookware will expose a portion of the surface unit to direct
contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of cookware to surface unit will
also improve efficiency.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line the drip
pans or anywhere in the oven except as
described in this manual. Misuse could
result in a shock, fire hazard or damage
to the range.
■ Only certain types of glass, glass ⁄ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed containers
are suitable for cooktop service; others
may break because of the sudden change
in temperature.
■ Always turn the surface units off before
removing cookware.
■ Do not immerse or soak the removable
surface units. Do not put them in a
■ Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it
■ 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.
■ Use little fat for effective shallow or deep
fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can
cause spillovers when food is added.
■ 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.
■ Carefully watch for spillovers or
overheating of foods when frying at
high or medium high temperatures.
■ Never try to move a pan of hot fat,
especially a deep fat fryer. Wait until the
fat is cool.
■ Do not allow water, other liquids or
grease to remain on the cooktop or
the control panel.
Consumer Support
■ Do not flame foods on the cooktop. If you
do flame foods under the hood, turn the
fan on.
■ Keep an eye on foods being fried at high
or medium high heat settings.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ To minimize the possibility of burns,
ignition of flammable materials and
spillage, the handle of a container
should be turned toward the center of
the range without extending over nearby
surface units.
■ Clean the cooktop with caution. If a wet
sponge is used to wipe spills on a hot
cooktop, be careful to avoid steam burns.
Care and Cleaning
■ Be sure the drip pans and the vent duct
are not covered and are in place. Their
absence during cooking could damage
range parts and wiring.
■ To avoid the possibility of a burn or
electric shock, always be certain that the
controls for all surface units are at the
OFF position and all coils are cool before
attempting to lift or remove a unit.
Operating Instructions
■ Never leave the surface units unattended
at high heat settings. Boilovers cause
smoking and greasy spillovers that may
catch on fire.
Safety Instructions
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
How to Set
Push the knob in and turn in either
direction to the setting you want.
At both OFF and HI the control clicks
into position. You may hear slight
clicking sounds during cooking,
indicating the control is keeping the
power level you set.
Be sure you turn the control knob
to OFF when you finish cooking.
A surface unit ON indicator light will
glow when any surface unit is on.
Surface Cookware Tips
Not over 1 inch.
Use medium- or heavy-weight cookware.
Aluminum cookware conducts heat faster
than other metals. Cast-iron and coated
cast-iron cookware are slow to absorb
heat, but generally cook evenly at low to
medium heat settings. Steel pans may
cook unevenly if not combined with
other metals.
For best cooking results, pans should be
flat on the bottom. Match the size of the
saucepan to the size of the surface unit.
The pan should not extend over the
edge of the surface unit more than 1″.
Wok Cooking
We recommend that you use only a flat-bottomed
wok. They are available at your local retail store.
Do not use woks that have support rings.
Use of these types of woks, with or
without the ring in place, can be
Placing the ring over the surface unit will
cause a build-up of heat that will damage
the porcelain cooktop. Do not try to use
such woks without the ring. You could be
seriously burned if the wok tipped over.
Use only flat-bottomed woks.
Deep Fat Frying
Do not overfill cookware with fat that
may spill over when adding food. Frosty
foods bubble vigorously.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Using the surface units.
Watch food frying at high temperatures.
Keep range and hood clean from grease.
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
Before you begin…
The shelves have stop-locks, so that when
placed correctly on the supports, they will
stop before coming completely out, and
will not tilt.
To replace, place the end of the shelf
(stop-locks) on the support, tilt up the
front and push the shelf in.
Operating Instructions
When placing and removing cookware,
pull the shelf out to the bump on the
shelf support.
To remove a shelf, pull it toward you,
tilt the front end up and pull it out.
The oven has 4 shelf positions.
Oven Control Knob
The OVEN TEMP knob maintains the
temperature you set, from WM (150°F.)
to BROIL (550°F.).
How to Set the Oven for Baking or Roasting
Check food for doneness at
minimum time on recipe. Cook
longer if necessary.
Frozen pies (on cookie sheet)
Angel food cake,
bundt or pound cakes
Shelf Position
B or C
Biscuits, muffins, brownies,
cookies, cupcakes,
layer cakes, pies
B or C
B or C
Preheating and Pan Placement
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.
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.
Aluminum foil may also be used to catch
a spillover.
Never entirely cover a shelf with
aluminum foil. This will disturb the heat
circulation and result in poor baking.
A smaller sheet of foil may be used to
catch a spillover by placing it on a lower
shelf several inches below the food.
Consumer Support
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 shelves, 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Turn the OVEN TEMP knob to OFF
when cooking is complete.
Type of Food
Care and Cleaning
■ The oven cycling light glows until the
oven reaches your selected
temperature, then goes off and on with
the oven element(s) during cooking.
Turn the OVEN TEMP knob to the
temperature you desire.
Safety Instructions
Using the oven.
Safety Instructions
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
How to Set the Oven for Broiling
Place the meat or fish on the broiler
grid in the broiler pan.
Follow suggested shelf positions in
the Broiling Guide.
Turn the OVEN TEMP knob to BROIL.
When broiling is finished, turn the
OVEN TEMP knob to OFF.
If your oven is connected to 208 volts, rare steaks
may be broiled by preheating the broiler and
positioning the oven shelf one position higher.
Leave the door open to the broil
stop position. The door stays open
by itself, yet the proper temperature
is maintained in the oven.
Broiling Guide
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
First Side Second Side
Position Time (min.) Time (min.) Comments
Space evenly. Up to
8 patties take about
the same time.
1″ thick
1 to 11⁄2 lbs.
Steaks less than 1″
thick cook through
before browning. Pan
frying is recommended.
Slash fat.
Well Done
11⁄2″ thick
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.
Lobster Tails
6 to 8 oz. each
Do not
Fish Fillets
1/4 to 1/2″ thick
Ham Slices
1″ thick
Pork Chops
Well Done
Lamb Chops
Well Done
Well Done
2 (1/2″ thick)
2 (1″ thick) about 1 lb.
2 (1″ thick) about 10
to 12 oz.
2 (11⁄2″ thick) about 1 lb.
Beef Steaks
Well Done
Quantity and/
or Thickness
1/2 lb.
(about 8 thin slices)
1 lb. (4 patties)
1/2 to 3/4″ thick
Ground Beef
Well Done
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Using the oven.
1 whole
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.,
split lengthwise
Arrange in single layer.
Reduce time about 5
to 10 minutes per side
for cut-up chicken.
Brush each side with
melted butter. Broil
skin-side-down first.
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
Increase time 5 to
10 minutes per side
for 11⁄2″ thick or
home-cured ham.
Slash fat.
Slash fat.
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.
To Adjust the Thermostat
Operating Instructions
Pull the OVEN TEMP knob off the shaft,
look at the back of the knob and note the
current setting before making any
adjustment. The knob is factory set with
the top screw directly under the pointer.
Pull off the OVEN TEMP knob.
Back of the OVEN TEMP knob.
Lower screw moves toward hotter
or cooler.
Loosen both screws on back of
the knob.
Care and Cleaning
Hold both parts of the knob as
shown in the illustration of the back
of the OVEN TEMP knob and turn so
the lower screw moves in the desired
direction. You will hear and feel the
notches as you turn the knob. Each
notch changes temperature about
10° Fahrenheit.
Tighten the screws.
The lower screw moves toward
HOTTER to increase the temperature.
Safety Instructions
Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
Return the OVEN TEMP knob to the
Re-check oven performance before making any
additional adjustments.
Troubleshooting Tips
The lower screw moves toward
COOLER to decrease the temperature.
The type of margarine will affect baking performance!
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 affect 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.
Consumer Support
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.
Safety Instructions
Be sure electrical power is off and all surfaces are cool before cleaning any part of the range.
How to Remove Protective Shipping Film and Packaging Tape
Carefully grasp a corner of the protective
shipping film with your fingers and slowly
peel it from the appliance surface. Do
not use any sharp items to remove the
film. Remove all of the film before using
the appliance for the first time.
To assure no damage is done to the
finish of the product, the safest way to
remove the adhesive from packaging tape
on new appliances is an application of a
household liquid dishwashing detergent.
Apply with a soft cloth and allow to soak.
NOTE: The adhesive must be removed from all
parts. It cannot be removed if it is baked on.
Control Panel and Knobs
Pull the knob straight off the stem.
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Clean up spatters with a damp cloth.
Remove heavier soil with warm,
soapy water.
Do not use abrasives of any kind on the control
The control knobs may be removed for easier
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.
Oven Vent
The oven is vented through an opening
under the right rear surface unit.
Never cover the opening with aluminum foil or
any other material.
Porcelain Enamel Cooktop
Troubleshooting Tips
The porcelain enamel finish is sturdy
but breakable if misused. This finish is
acid-resistant. However, any acidic foods
spilled (such as fruit juices, tomato or
vinegar) should not be permitted to
remain on the finish. If acids spill on the
cooktop while it is hot, use a dry paper
towel or cloth to wipe it up right away.
When the surface has cooled, wash with
soap and water. Rinse well.
For other spills such as fat spatterings, wash
with soap and water or cleansing powders after
the surface has cooled. Rinse well. Polish with a
dry cloth.
Painted Surfaces
Consumer Support
Painted surfaces include the sides and
the drawer front.
Clean these with soap and water or
a vinegar and water solution.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners,
cleaning powders, steel wool or harsh
abrasives on any painted surface.
Stainless Steel Surfaces (on some models)
Do not use a steel wool pad; it will scratch
the surface.
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
Oven Shelves
Clean the oven shelves with an abrasive
cleanser or steel wool.
After cleaning, rinse the shelves with
clean water and dry with a clean cloth.
Safety Instructions
Lift-Off Oven Door
Do not lift the door by the handle.
To remove the door, open it to the broil
stop position. Grasp firmly on each side
and lift the door straight up and off the
Lift the door straight up and off the
Do not place hands between the hinge and the
oven door frame.
To clean the inside of the door:
■ Soap and water will normally do the
job. Heavy spattering or spillovers may
require cleaning with a mild abrasive
cleaner. Soapy, wet metal pads may also
be used.
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. Do not let
water drip into the vent openings.
■ Spillage of marinades, fruit juices,
tomato sauces and basting materials
containing acids may cause
discoloration and should be wiped up
immediately. When surface is cool,
clean and rinse.
■ Do not use oven cleaners, cleaning
powders or harsh abrasives on the
outside of the door.
Oven Light Replacement
CAUTION: Before replacing your oven
light bulb, disconnect the electrical
power to the range at the main fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
Be sure to let the light cover and bulb
cool completely.
Wire cover holder.
Place it into groove of the light
receptacle. Pull wire forward to the
center of the cover until it snaps
into place.
Connect electrical power to the
Consumer Support
To remove the cover:
To replace the cover:
Hold a hand under the cover so it
doesn’t fall when released. With
fingers of the same hand, firmly
push back the wire cover holder.
Lift off the cover.
Do not remove any screws to remove
the cover.
Replace bulb with a 40-watt
household appliance bulb.
Troubleshooting Tips
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 a dull spot even after cleaning.
■ Clean the inside of the oven window
with a mild non-scratching cleaner and
a damp cloth.
Care and Cleaning
To replace the door, make sure the hinges
are in the broil stop position. Position the
slots in the bottom of the door squarely
over the hinges and slowly lower it over
both hinges.
■ If necessary, you may use an oven
cleaner. Follow the package directions.
Operating Instructions
The oven door is removable for cleaning.
Safety Instructions
Oven Heating Elements
Do not clean the bake element or the broil
element. Any soil will burn off when the
elements are heated.
To clean the oven floor, gently lift
the bake element. Clean with warm
soapy water.
Broiler Pan & Grid
After broiling, remove the broiler
pan from the oven.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
from the oven. Remove the grid from the
pan. Carefully pour out the grease from
the pan into a proper container.
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.
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 may be
cleaned with a commercial oven cleaner.
Do not store a soiled broiler pan and grid
anywhere in the range.
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Both the broiler pan and grid can also be
cleaned in a dishwasher.
Porcelain Oven Interior
With proper care, the porcelain enamel
finish on the inside of the oven—top,
bottom, sides, back and inside of the
door—will stay new-looking for years.
Troubleshooting Tips
Let the range cool before cleaning. We
recommend that you wear rubber gloves
when cleaning the range.
Soap and water will normally do the job.
Heavy spattering or spillovers may
require cleaning with a mild abrasive
cleaner. Soapy, wet metal 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 a dull spot even after cleaning.
Consumer Support
Household ammonia may make the
cleaning job easier. Place 1/2 cup in
a shallow glass or pottery container in
a cold oven overnight. The ammonia
fumes will help loosen the burned-on
grease and food.
If necessary, you may use an oven cleaner.
Follow the package directions.
■ Do not spray oven cleaner on the electrical
controls and switches because it could cause a
short circuit and result in sparking or fire.
■ Do not allow a film from the cleaner to build up
on the temperature sensor—it could cause the
oven to heat improperly. (The sensor is located
at the top of the oven.) Carefully wipe the
sensor clean after each oven cleaning, being
careful not to move the sensor as a change in
its position could affect how the oven bakes.
■ Do not spray any oven cleaner on the oven
door, handles or any exterior surface of the
oven, cabinets or painted surfaces. The cleaner
can damage these surfaces.
Be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the surface units are cool before attempting to remove them.
Surface Units
Surface unit
To clean the surface units, turn the
control to the highest setting for a
minute. The coils will burn off any soil.
Drip pan
Lift the surface unit about 1″ above the
drip pan and pull it out.
Do not lift the surface unit more than 1″.
If you do, it may not lie flat on the drip pan
when you plug it back in.
Repeated lifting of the surface unit more
than 1 inch above the drip pan can
permanently damage the receptacle.
Insert the terminals of the surface unit
through the opening in the drip pan and
into the receptacle.
Guide the surface unit into place so it
rests evenly.
Do not immerse the surface units in liquids of
any kind.
Do not clean the surface units in a dishwasher.
Do not bend the surface unit plug terminals.
Do not attempt to clean, adjust or in any way
repair the plug-in receptacle.
Care and Cleaning
Drip Pans
Remove the surface units. Then lift out
the drip pans.
The drip pans may also be cleaned in
a dishwasher.
For best results, clean the drip pans by
hand. Place them in a covered container
(or a plastic bag) with 1/4 cup ammonia
to loosen the soil. Then scrub with a
soap-filled scouring pad if necessary.
Rinse with clean water and polish with a
clean soft cloth.
Clean the area under the drip pans
often. Built-up soil, especially grease,
may catch fire.
Do not cover the drip pans with foil. Using foil
so close to the receptacle could cause shock,
fire or damage to the range.
To make cleaning easier, the entire
cooktop may be lifted up and supported
in the up position.
Be sure all the surface units are turned
off before raising the cooktop. The
surface units and drip pans do not need
to be removed, however, you may remove
one to make raising the cooktop easier.
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Be sure all surface units are turned
off before raising the cooktop.
After cleaning under the cooktop with
hot, soapy water and a clean cloth, lower
the cooktop. Be careful not to pinch
your fingers.
Troubleshooting Tips
Lift-Up Cooktop
Clean the area under the cooktop often. Built-up
soil, especially grease, may catch fire.
Operating Instructions
To remove a surface unit:
To remove the drip pans for cleaning,
the surface units must be removed first.
To replace a surface unit:
Replace the drip pan into the recess in
the cooktop. Make sure the opening in
the pan lines up with the receptacle.
Safety Instructions
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Surface units not
functioning properly
The surface units are not
plugged in solidly.
• With the controls off, check to make sure the surface
unit is plugged completely into the receptacle.
The surface unit controls
improperly set.
• Check to see the correct control is set for the surface
unit you are using.
The drip pans are not set
securely in the cooktop.
• With the controls off, check to make sure the drip
pan is in the recess in the cooktop and that the
opening in the pan lines up with the receptacle.
Oven will not work
Food does not bake
or roast properly
Plug on range is not completely • Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live, properly
inserted in the electrical outlet.
grounded outlet.
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Oven control improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Oven control improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Shelf position is incorrect
or the shelf is not level.
• See the Using the oven section.
Incorrect cookware or cookware • See the Using the oven section.
of improper size being used.
Food does not
broil properly
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Before You Call For Service…
Oven thermostat needs
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
Oven control improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Door not open to the broil stop • See the Using the oven section.
position as recommended.
Improper shelf position.
• See the Broiling Guide.
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
• See the Using the oven section.
broiling pan and grid has not
been fitted properly and slit as
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In some areas the power
(voltage) may be low.
• Preheat the broil element for 10 minutes. Broil for
the longest period of time recommended in the
Broiling Guide.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Oven light does
not work
Light bulb is loose or defective. • Tighten or replace the bulb.
Switch operating light
is broken.
• Call for service.
Oven temperature too
hot or too cold
Oven thermostat
needs adjustment.
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
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.
Fan noise
A cooling fan may
automatically turn on and
off to cool internal parts.
• This is normal. The cooling fan will turn off and on.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
Consumer Support
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
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Care and Cleaning
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Operating Instructions
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