Kenmore Range 790. 7854
Gas Range
Use & Care Guide
Estufa a gas
Guía para el uso y cuidado
Models, Modelos 790. 7851*, 7852*, 7853*, 7854*, 7857*, 7858*, 7859*,
7861*, 7862*
* = color number, número de color
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
p/n 316462421(0605)
Table of Contents
Product Record
Free-Standing Range Warranty ........................................... 2
Product Record ................................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .......................... 3-5
Protection Agreements ........................................................ 5
Range Features .................................................................. 6
Before Setting Oven Controls .............................................. 7
Setting Surface Controls ..................................................... 8
Oven Control Functions ....................................................... 9
Setting Oven Controls .................................................... 9-11
Select Self Cleaning ..................................................... 11-12
General Care & Cleaning .............................................. 13-15
Adjusting Your Oven Temperature ...................................... 15
Before You Make a Service Call ........................................ 16
Sears Service ...................................................... Back Page
In this space below, record the date of purchase, model and
serial number of your product. You will find the model and
serial number printed on an identification plate. The serial
plate is located on the right side of the oven front frame in
the storage or warmer drawer compartment. See bottom of
this page for the serial plate location.
Model No. _____________________________________
Serial No. _____________________________________
Date of Purchase ________________________________
Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future
Kenmore Appliance Warranty
One Year Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect
in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® to arrange for free repair. If this
appliance is used for other than private family purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty covers only defects in material and workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs, and bags.
2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied with the
5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those
recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this product.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied warranties,
including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by
law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness,
so these exclusions or limitation may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
Grounding Instructions
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adapter plug, an
extension cord, or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this
warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.
This appliance is equipped with a 3-prong grounding plug for your protection
against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle.
DO NOT cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
For personal safety, the range must be properly grounded. For maximum safety, the power
cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet that is correctly polarized and properly
If a 2-prong wall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the personal responsibility of the
consumer to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall receptacle installed by a
qualified electrician.
See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this range for complete installation and grounding instructions.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
• 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
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
— Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, servicer or the gas supplier.
NEVER use this appliance as a space
heater to heat or warm the room. Doing so may result in
carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Remove all tape and packaging before using the range. Destroy
the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the range. Never
allow children to play with packaging material.
• Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly installed
and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the
National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.- latest edition, or in Canada
CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the the National
Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No.70-latest edition, or in Canada
CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and
local code requirements. Install only per installation instructions
provided in the literature package for this range.
Ask your Sears dealer to recommend a qualified technician and
an authorized Sears repair service. Know how to disconnect the
power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an
• User servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically recommended in the manuals.
All other servicing should be done only by a qualified technician,
This may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the
• Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing
leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tip brackets/screws, or
any other part of the product.
NEVER cover 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 trap heat, causing a fire hazard.
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the doors or
drawers of this range can result in serious injuries and also
cause damage to the range. Do not allow children to climb or play
around the range. The weight of a child on an open door may cause
the range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.
Do not use the oven or warmer drawer (if
equipped) for storage.
Do not store items of interest to children in the
cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range. Children
climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured
• Storage in or on Appliance—Flammable materials should not
be stored in an oven, warmer drawer, near surface burners or
in the storage drawer. This includes paper, plastic and cloth
items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as
flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol
cans, on or near the range.
• Air curtain or other overhead range hoods, which operate by
blowing a downward air flow on to a range, shall not be used
in conjunction with gas ranges other than when the hood and
range have been designed, tested and listed by an independent
test laboratory for use in combination with each other.
Important Safety Instructions
• Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/
ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to sudden
change in temperatures. Check the manufacturer’s
recommendations for cooktop use.
• Do Not Leave Children Alone—Children should not be left alone
or unattended in the area where appliance is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the
OVEN. Both surface and oven burners may be hot even though
flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners may become
hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch,
or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas
until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are
the cook top, surfaces facing the cook top, the oven vent openings
and surfaces near these openings, oven door and window.
• Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging garments
should never be worn while using the appliance. Do not let
clothing or other flammable materials contact hot surfaces.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smother the fire
with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-type
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may
catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
• Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp potholders on hot
surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholders
touch hot heating burners. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth
instead of a potholder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of pressure
may cause container to burst and result in injury.
• Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be stored
or discarded.
• Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warmer Drawer—Stand
to the side of the range when opening the door of a hot oven. Let
hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the
• Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven vent is located
below the backguard. Touching the surfaces in this area when
the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do not place
plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These
items could melt or ignite.
• Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in desired
location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is
hot use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack with
both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot
heating elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack
before moving.
• Do not use the broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan and
its insert allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the high
heat of the broiler.
• Do not cover the broiler insert with aluminum foil. Exposed fat
and grease could ignite.
• Cold temperatures can damage the electronic control. When
using the appliance for the first time, or when the appliance has
not been used for an extended period of time, be certain the unit
has been in temperatures above 32°F (0°C) for at least 3 hours
before turning on the power to the appliance.
attempt to operate the oven during a power failure. If the power
fails, always turn off the oven. If the oven is not turned off and
the power resumes, the oven will begin to operate again. Once
the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.
• Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease
that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area
underneath each surface element. Do not allow grease to
accumulate. Refer to the range manufacturer’s instructions for
• Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Always follow the
manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be aware
that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite
causing damage and injury.
Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust flame size so it
does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The use of
undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner flame to
direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper
relationship of utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.
• Know which knob controls each surface burner. Place a pan
of food on the burner before turning it on, and turn the burner off
before removing the pan.
•Always turn knob to the full LITE position when igniting top
burners. Visually check that burner has lit. Then adjust the flame
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.
• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over
Adjacent Surface Burners—To reduce the risk of burns, ignition
of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact
with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be positioned so
that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface
• Never Leave Surface Burners Unattended at High Heat
Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that
may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.
• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line surface
burner pans, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this manual.
Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric
shock, or fire.
• Clean in the self-cleaning cycle only the parts listed in this
Use & Care Guide. Before self cleaning the oven, remove the
broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.
• Do Not Use Oven Cleaners—No commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or
around any part of the oven.
• Do Not Clean Door Gasket—The door gasket is essential for
a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or
move the gasket.
Important Safety Notice
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act
requires the Governor of California to publish a list of
substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or
other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn
customers of potential exposure to such substances.
Important Safety Instructions
Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (or L.P. Gas)
The natural gas range is designed to allow for conversion to
Liquefied Petroleum (L.P.) Gas.
Personal injury or death from electrical
shock may occur if the range is not installed by a qualified
installer or electrician.
If L.P. conversion is needed, contact 1-800-4-MY-HOME® for
assistance. The L.P. Conversion Kit is provided with this range
and is located on the left lower REAR (back side) panel of the
range. Before installing the kit be sure to follow the L.P.
Installation Instructions carefully.
Any additions, changes or conversions
required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the
application needs must be made by Sears Service.
Range Features
Your Gas Range Features Include:
Electronic Oven Control with Kitchen Timer.
Left Front Burner Valve & Knob.
Left Rear Burner Valve & Knob.
Right Rear Burner Valve & Knob.
Right Front Burner Valve & Knob.
Easy to clean Upswept Cooktop
Dishwasher safe Burner Grates (colors vary).
Self-Clean Oven Door Latch.
Manual Oven Light Switch (some models).
Automatic Oven Door Light Switch (some models).
Oven Interior Light with Shield (some models).
Self-Cleaning Oven interior.
Adjustable Oven Racks(s).
Large 1 piece Oven Door Handle.
Full width Oven Door (style vary with model).
Storage Drawer with Drawer Handle (some models) or lower
cover panel (some models).
5,000 BTU Simmer Burner (some models).
9,500 BTU Burner (some models).
12,000 BTU Power Burner (some models).
14,200 BTU Power Burner (some models).
Broil Pan (some models).
Broil Pan Insert (some models).
Leveling Legs and Anti-tip Bracket (included).
NOTE: The features of your range may
vary according to model type & color.
In the U.S.A.
En los EE.UU.
Master Protection Agreements
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new
Kenmore® product is designed and manufactured for years
of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require
preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s
when having a Master Protection Agreement can save you
money and aggravation.
Acuerdos maestros de protección
Lo felicitamos por haber hecho una compra inteligente. Su
nuevo producto Kenmore® fue diseñado y fabricado para
ofrecer muchos años de servicio confiable. Sin embargo,
como todo producto, el mismo podría requerir mantenimiento
preventivo o reparaciones ocasionales. Es por eso que el
tener un Acuerdo maestro de protección podría ahorrarle
dinero y molestias.
Purchase a Master Protection Agreement now and protect
yourself from unexpected hassle and expense.
Adquiera ya un Acuerdo maestro de protección y protéjase de
gastos y frustraciones inesperados.
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life
of your new product. Here’s what’s included in the
El Acuerdo maestro de protección también ayuda a extender
la vida de su producto nuevo. El Acuerdo incluye lo siguiente:
Expert service by our 12,000 professional repair
Unlimited service and no charge for parts and labor
on all covered repairs.
“No-lemon” guarantee – replacement
of your covered product if four or more product failures
occur within twelve months.
Product replacement if your covered product can’t be
Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your
request – no extra charge.
Fast help by phone – phone support from a Sears
technician on products requiring in-home repair, plus
convenient repair scheduling.
Power surge protection against electrical damage
due to power fluctuations.
Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered
product takes longer than promised.
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is
all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call
anytime day or night, or schedule a service appointment
Servicio profesional por nuestros 12.000 profesionales
especialistas en reparación.
Servicio ilimitado sin cargos adicionales por piezas
y servicio en todas las reparaciones cubiertas.
Garantía de “no-limón” – reemplaza su producto
cubierto si ocurren cuatro o más desperfectos en los
primeros doce meses.
Reemplazo del producto si el mismo no puede ser
Verificación de mantenimiento preventivo anual a
su petición y sin cargos adicionales.
Pronta ayuda por teléfono – apoyo por teléfono por un
técnico de Sears en los productos que requieran
reparación en casa, además de la conveniencia de hacer
una cita para la reparación.
Protección contra picos de energía o daños
eléctricos causados por fluctuaciones de la corriente
Reembolso del alquiler si la reparación de su producto
cubierto toma más del tiempo prometido.
Una vez que adquiera este Acuerdo, una simple llamada
telefónica es todo lo que necesita para hacer una cita de
servicio. Usted puede llamar a cualquier hora del día o de la
noche para programar una cita de servicio por Internet.
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists, who
have access to over 4.5 million quality parts and
accessories. That’s the kind of professionalism you can
count on to help prolong the life of your new purchase for
years to come. Purchase your Master Protection
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Sears cuenta con más de 12.000 profesionales especialistas
de reparación con acceso a más de 4,5 millones de piezas y
accesorios de calidad. Esa es la clase de profesionalismo
con la que puede contar para extender la vida útil de su nueva
adquisición por muchos años. ¡Adquiera su Acuerdo maestro
de protección hoy!
Some limitations and exclusions apply.
For prices and additional information call
Algunas limitaciones y exclusiones podrían aplicarse.
Para precios e información adicional, llame al
Sears Installation Service
For Sears professional installation of home
appliances, garage door openers, water heaters,
and other major home items, in the U.S.A. call
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Before Setting Oven Controls
Oven Vent Location
The oven vent is located below the backguard (See Fig. 1). When the oven
is on, warm air is released through this vent. This venting is necessary for
proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK THE
Arranging Oven Racks
Fig. 1
OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when using the oven.
Removing & Replacing Oven Racks
To remove, pull the rack forward until it stops. Lift up front of rack and
slide out. To replace, fit the rack onto the guides on the oven walls. Tilt
the front of the rack upward and slide the rack back into place.
Fig. 2
Types of Oven Racks
Your range may be equipped with one or more of the oven rack
types shown; Flat Rack, or Handle Rack .
Oven Rack
Baking Layer Cakes with 1 or 2 Oven Racks
Oven Rack
For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks, place cookware on oven rack positions 1 & 4 (Refer to Figs. 2 & 3).
When using a single oven rack, place cookware on oven rack position 2 or 3 (Refer to Figs. 2 & 4).
Air Circulation in the Oven
For best air circulation and baking
results allow 2-4" (5-10 cm) around
the cookware for proper air circulation
and be sure pans and cookware do not
touch each other, the oven door, sides
or back of the oven cavity. The hot air
must be able to circulate around the
pans and cookware in the oven for
even heat to reach around the food.
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
Recommended Rack Positions for Broiling, Baking & Roasting:
Broiling hamburgers & steaks
See Broil
Broiling meats, chicken or fish
See Broil
Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & Muffins
2 or 3
Frozen pies, angel food cake,
1 or Roasting Shelf
yeast, bread, casseroles, small
cuts of meat or poultry
Turkey, roast or ham
1 or Roasting Shelf
Setting Surface Controls
Do not place plastic
items such as salt and pepper shakers,
spoon holders or plastic wrappings
on top of the range when it is in use.
These items could melt or ignite.
Potholders, towels or wood spoons could
catch fire if placed too close to a flame.
Setting Surface Controls
Your range may be equipped with different sized surface burners. The ability to
heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases.
The SIMMER burner (some models) is best used for simmering delicate sauces,
The standard burners can be used for most surface cooking needs.
In the event of an electrical power outage,
the surface burners can be lit manually.
To light a surface burner, hold a lit match
to the burner head, then slowly turn the
surface control knob to LITE. After burner
lights push in and turn knob to desired
setting. Use caution when lighting surface
burners manually.
The POWER burner or burners (some models) are best used for bringing large
quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.
Regardless of size, always select cookware that is suitable for the amount and
type of food being prepared. Select a burner and flame size appropriate to the pan.
Never allow flames to extend beyond the outer edge of the pan.
Operating the Gas Surface Burners:
1. Place cooking utensil on surface burner.
2. Push the surface control knob in and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF
3. Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position. Note: All four electronic
surface ignitors will spark at the same time. However, only the burner you are
turning on will ignite.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. Push the control knob in and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size.
The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular setting. Use the guides
and adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the surface control knob
in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the knob
is left in the LITE position.)
Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size
Never extend the flame beyond the outer
edge of the utensil. A higher flame simply
wastes heat and energy, and increases
your risk of being burned by the flame.
For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower
one to complete the process. Use the recommendations below as a guide for
determining proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type
of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting
needed for cooking.
*Flame Size
High Flame
Medium Flame
Low Flame
Type of Cooking
Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling.
Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steaming.
Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.
For deep fat frying, use a thermometer and adjust the surface control knob
accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If
the fat is too hot, the food will brown so quickly that the center will be
undercooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once as the food
will neither brown nor cook properly.
*These settings are based on using medium-weight metal or aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using
other types of pans. The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible
in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharp. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.
Oven Control Functions
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE OVEN. For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with
the various pad functions of the oven as described below.
BROIL PAD— Used to
select the variable broil
UP and DOWN ARROW PADS— Used along
with the function pads to select oven
temperature, time of day, clean time and
minute timer.
PAD— Used
to set the
time of day.
LIGHTS— These light to
show which feature is in
PAD— Used to set
or cancel the minute
timer. The minute
timer does not start
or stop cooking.
is used to set the
Continuous Bake
will glow each time the oven turns on to maintain the set oven
temperature. The "PREHEAT" light will glow when the oven is first
set to operate, or if the desired temperature is reset higher than the
actual oven temperature. The "DOOR LOCKED" light will flash
when the oven door locks and unlocks or when using the SelfClean cycle or the oven door lockout is activated. The indicator light
will glow constantly after the door locks.
Used to clear any
function previously
entered except the time
of day and minute timer.
stop cooking. Also the
used to activate Oven
Lockout setting.
To change the temperature to °C (Celsius) or from °C to
°F (control should not be in a Bake or Clean mode):
*Note: The OVEN indicator light on the electronic display
will turn ON and OFF when using the Bake feature and
during preheat. This is normal and indicates that the oven
is cycling to maintain the selected baking temperature.
When the preheat indicator light turns OFF, your oven is
1. Press
. "— —" appears in the display.
2. Press and hold the
until "HI" appears in the
Temperature conversion
until °F or °C appears in the display.
3. Press and hold
The electronic oven control is set to operate in °F
(Fahrenheit) when shipped from the factory. The oven can
be programmed for any temperature from 170°F to 550°F
(77°C to 287°C).
4. Press the
to change °F to °C or °C to °F.
5. Press any control pad to return to normal operating
Setting Oven Controls
Note: The time of day must first be set in order to operate
the oven.
2. Press the
to increase the time in one minute
increments. Press and hold the
To Set the Clock
to increase the
When the range is first plugged in, or when the power
supply to the range has been interrupted, the display will
flash "12:00".
time in 10 minute increments. The timer can be set for
any amount of time from 1 minute to 11 hours and 59
1. Press
Note: If the
once (do not hold pad down).
2. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the
advance to 11 hours and 59 minutes.
3. The display shows the timer countdown in minutes until
1 minute remains. Then the display will countdown in
4. When the set time has run out, the timer will beep 3
times and will continue to beep 3 times every 60
the correct time of day appears in the display.
Note: The clock cannot be changed during a Self-Clean
To Set the Minute Timer:
1. Press
pad is pressed first, the timer will
seconds until
is pressed.
PAD— Used to select the
Self-Cleaning cycle. A 2,
3 or 4 hour Self-Clean
time may be selected.
BAKE PAD—Used to
select the bake function.
Setting Oven Controls
pad will glow
Note: The indicator light located above the
while the minute timer is active.
2. Press the
pad to increase or decrease the
set temperature.
Note: The minute timer does not start or stop cooking. It
serves as an extra timer in the kitchen that will beep when
the set time has run out. The minute timer can be used
alone or during any of the other oven functions. When the
minute timer is in use with any other function, the minute
timer will be shown in the display. To view other functions,
press the pad for that function.
To Set Control for Continuous Bake or 12
Hour Energy Saving
The oven control has a built-in 12 Hour Energy Saving
feature that will shut off the oven if the control is left on for
more than 11 hours and 59 minutes. The oven can be
programmed to override this feature for continuous baking.
To Change the Minute Timer while it is in use:
While the timer is active and shows in the display, press
To set control for continuous baking:
and hold the
1. Press and hold
to increase or decrease the time.
heard, " — — hr" will appear in display for continuous
cooking. The current time of day will return to the
To Cancel the Minute Timer before the set time has run
out: Press
down for 5 seconds until tone is
2. To cancel the Continuous Bake function, press
Note: To turn the time of day display OFF or ON in the
display press
and hold for 5 seconds until tone is heard. "12hr" will
appear in display indicating that the control has
returned to the 12 Hour Energy Saving feature.
and hold for 15 seconds (the control
will beep once) and then release. This feature does not
remove the set time of day from the memory of the
control. When the display is turned OFF the time of day
will re-appear for a few seconds any time the
To Set Control for Oven Lockout
The control can be programmed to lock the oven door and
lockout the oven control pads.
To set Control for Oven Lockout feature:
pad is
To Set or Change the Temperature for Baking
To Set the Controls for Baking:
. "— — —" appears in the display.
2. Within 5 seconds, press the
2. To cancel the Oven Lockout feature, press
. The display
, the temperature can then be adjusted
Note: If any control pad is pressed while in the Oven
Lockout mode, “Loc” will appear in the display until
the control pad is released.
in 5°F increments (1°C if the control is set to display
3. As soon as the
pad is released, the oven will
begin heating to the selected temperature. When the
displayed temperature reaches the desired baking
temperature, the preheat indicator light will turn OFF and
the control will beep 3 times.
4. To cancel baking, press
To Change the Oven Temperature after Baking has
1. Press
hold for 3 seconds. The control will unlock the oven
door and resume normal operation.
will show "350°F (177°C)." By pressing and holding
and hold for 3 seconds. “Loc” will appear in
display, the “Door Locked” indicator light will flash and
the motor driven door lock will begin to close
automatically. DO NOT open oven door while the
indicator light is flashing. Allow about 15 seconds for
the oven door to lock. Once the oven door is locked, the
current time of day will appear in the display.
The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature
from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 287°C).
1. Press
and make sure the bake temperature is
Setting Oven Controls
To Set for Broiling:
1. Arrange the oven rack while oven is still cool. Position
the rack as suggested in the Broil Rack Position
Table below.
2. Press
. " — — "will appear in display.
3. Press and hold the
until the desired broil
setting level appears in the display. Press the
broil or the
for HI
for LO broil. Most foods may be broiled
at the HI broil setting. Select the LO broil setting to
avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be
cooked to the well-done stage.
For optimum browning, preheat broil burner for 3 4 minutes before adding food.
Place the insert on the broil pan, then place the food on
the insert (See Fig. 1; some models). DO NOT use the
broil pan without the insert or cover the insert with
aluminum foil. The exposed fat could ignite.
If needed, arrange oven rack to desired postion. Place
the pan on the oven rack. Close the oven door when
Broil on one side until food is browned. Turn and broil
food on 2nd side.
Note: Always pull the oven rack out to the stop position
before turning or removing the food.
8. When broiling is finished, press
Broil Rack Position Table (Refer to Fig. 2)
Food category
Medium-rare steaks & hamburgers
Fish, medium steaks & pork chops
Well-done foods such as chicken & lobster
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Should an oven fire occur, close the oven
door and turn the oven OFF. If the fire continues, use a fire
extinguisher. DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour
may be explosive.
To Operate the Oven Light (some models)
The interior oven light will automatically turn ON when the
oven door is opened. Press the Oven Light Switch located
on the upper left control panel to turn the interior oven light
ON and OFF whenever the oven door is closed (Fig.3).
The interior oven light is located at
the upper left rear wall of the oven
interior and is covered with a glass
shield held by a wire holder. The
glass shield must be in place
whenever the oven is in use. To
change the interior oven light, see
"Changing the Oven Light" in the
General Care & Cleaning section.
Fig. 3
During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the outside of
the range can become very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave
small children unattended near the appliance.
The health of some birds is extremely
sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning
cycle of any range. Move birds to another well-ventilated
DO NOT line the oven walls, racks, bottom
or any other part of the range with aluminum foil. Doing so
will destroy heat distribution, produce poor baking results
and cause permanent damage to the oven interior
(aluminum foil will melt to the interior surface of the oven).
DO NOT force the oven door open. This can
damage the automatic door locking system. Use caution
when opening the door after the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed. The oven may still be VERY HOT.
Self-Cleaning Oven
A Self-Cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures
(well above cooking temperatures) which eliminate soils
completely or reduces them to a fine powdered ash you can
wipe away with a damp cloth.
Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
• DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings
in or around any part of the Self-Cleaning oven.
• DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The woven
material of the oven door gasket is essential for a good
seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or
remove the gasket.
• DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door
gasket. Doing so could cause damage.
• Remove the broiler pan and insert, all utensils and
any aluminum foil. These items cannot withstand
high cleaning temperatures.
NOTE: The broiler pan
and the insert allows
grease to drain and be
kept away from the high
heat of the broiler. DO NOT
use the pan without the
insert (some models). DO
NOT cover the insert with
foil; the exposed grease
could ignite.
Self-Cleaning (cont’d)
Oven racks should be removed. If they are not removed
during the Self-Clean cycle their color will turn slightly
blue and the finish will be dull. After the cycle is
complete and the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the
oven racks with wax paper or a cloth containing a small
amount of salad oil (this will make the racks glide
easier into the rack position).
Remove any excessive spillovers in the oven cavity
before starting the Self-Cleaning cycle. To clean, use
hot, soapy water and a cloth. Large spillovers can
cause heavy smoke or fire when subjected to high
temperatures. DO NOT allow food spills with a high
sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes,
sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the
surface as they may leave a dull spot even after
Clean any soil from the oven frame, the door liner
outside the oven door gasket and the small area at the
front center of the oven bottom. These areas heat
sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.
When the Self-Clean Cycle is complete:
1. The time of day or "End" will appear in the display
window and the “Clean” and "LOCK" light will continue
to glow.
2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and
the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be
3. If “End” is in the display and the Select Clean indicator
light remains ON, press
appear in the display.
NOTE: When the oven is cool, wipe away any residue or
powdered ash with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Stopping or Interrupting a Select SelfCleaning Cycle
If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a Self-Cleaning
1. Press
NOTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills
remaining on the oven bottom should be removed.
For satisfactory results, use a 2 hour Self-Clean cycle for
light soils and a 3 hour cycle for average or a 4 hour cycle
for heavy soils. NOTE: The kitchen area should be well
ventilated using an open window, ventitlation fan or exhaust
hood during the 1st Self-Clean cycle. This will help eliminate
the normal odors associated with the 1st Self-Clean cycle.
To avoid possible burns use care when
opening the oven door after the Self-Cleaning cycle. Stand
to the side of the oven when opening the door to allow hot
air or steam to escape.
To Set the Controls for a Self-Clean Cycle:
DO NOT force the oven door open. This can
damage the automatic door locking system. Use caution
and avoid possible burns when opening the door after the
Self-Cleaning cycle has completed. The oven may still be
1. Be sure the clock shows the correct time of day.
3. Press the
. "— — —" appears in the display.
once. "3:00" appears in the
display for a 3 hour cycle. To change to a 2 hour cycle
. "2:00" appears in the display or to select a 4
hour cycle press
2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and
the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be
3. Restart the Self-Clean cycle once all conditions have
been corrected.
Starting the Select Self-Clean Cycle
2. Press
. The time of day will
. "4:00" appears in the display.
As soon as the controls are set, the motor driven lock
will begin to close automatically and the “LOCK”
indicator light will flash. DO NOT open the oven door
while the light is flashing (it takes about 15 seconds for
the oven door to lock).
4. "CLn" will appear in the display during the Self-Clean
cycle and the "LOCK" light will glow until the SelfCleaning cycle is complete or cancelled and the oven
temperature has cooled.
General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning Chart
How to Clean
Glass, Painted
Plastic Body Parts &
Control Knobs
For general cleaning, use a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent & water or a 50/50 solution
of vinegar & water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry & polish with a soft cloth.
Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth 1st. DO NOT spray liquids directly on the
control pad and display areas. DO NOT use large amounts of water on the control panel - excess
water on the control area may cause damage to the appliance. DO NOT use other liquid
cleaners, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or some paper towels - they will damage the finish.
Painted Control
Panels & Display
Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls to OFF & remove the control knobs. To
remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Use the general cleaning instructions provided in the
paragraph above.
Porcelain Enamel
Burner Grates,
Cooktop Surface,
Broiler Pan & Insert,
Broiler Drawer, Door
Liner & Oven Bottom
Clean burner grates, broiler pan & insert in the dishwasher and dry upon removal. If soils are not
removed, follow the cooktop cleaning instructions below.
Oven Racks
Remove racks. See "Removing & Replacing Oven Racks" under Before Setting Oven Controls.
If they are not removed during the Self-Clean cycle their color will turn slightly blue and the finish
will be dull. After the cycle is complete and the oven ahs cooled, rub the sides of the racks with
wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of baby oil or salad oil (this will make the racks
glide easier into the oven rack positions).
Oven Door
Use soap & water to thoroughly clean the top, sides & front of the oven door. Rinse well. You
may use a glass cleaner on the outside glass of the oven door. DO NOT immerse the door in
water. DO NOT spray or allow water or the glass cleaner to enter the door vents. DO NOT
use oven cleaners, cleaning powders or any harsh abrasive cleaning materials on the outside of
the oven door. DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a woven
material, on Self-Cleaning models, which is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not
to rub, damage or remove this gasket.
Clean stainless steel with hot soapy water & a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a cloth.
DO NOT use cleaners with high conecentrations of chlorides or chlorines. DO NOT use harsh
scrubbing cleaners. Only use kitchen cleaners that are especially made for cleaning stainless
steel. Always be sure to rinse the cleaners form the surface as bluish stains may occur during
heating that cannot be removed.
Countoured well
areas, bruner caps &
burner heads
See Cleaning the Countoured Well Areas, Burner Caps & Burner Heads section for
complete details.
Cleaning the Cooktop
The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the four burners are sealed, cleanups are easy when spillovers
are cleaned up immediately. To clean, wipe with a clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.
Cleaning the Contoured Well Areas, Burner Caps & Burner Heads
The contoured well areas, burner caps and burner heads should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean will
prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. Refer to the following section for instructions.
THE COOKTOP IS NOT REMOVABLE. Do not attempt to remove or lift the cooktop.
Use caution when replacing the burner cap
so the electrode is not damaged. This may cause a
delayed ignition or prevent the burner from igniting.
Any additions, changes or conversions required
in order for this appliance to perform satisfactorily must be
made by an authorized Sears Service Center.
Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of
clean water & ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel
for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and a damp cloth, then scrub with a soap-filled
scouring pad. Rinse & wipe dry with a clean cloth. Remove all cleaners or the porcelain may
become damaged during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the range top.
General Care & Cleaning (cont’d)
Cleaning the Contoured Well Areas, Burner Cap, Burner Head and Burner Drip Pans (some models)
The contoured well areas, burner cap, burner head and burner drip pans (some models) should be routinely cleaned.
Keeping the burner ports clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. Refer to the following instructions:
To Clean the Recessed & Contoured Areas of the Cooktop - If a spill occurs on or in
the recessed or contoured areas, blot up spill with an absorbent cloth. Rinse with a
clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.
To Remove and Replace the Surface Burner Caps & Surface Burner Heads Remove in the following order: (1st) surface burner grate, (2nd) surface burner cap, (3rd)
surface burner head and (4th) surface burner drip pan (if equipped).
Reverse the procedure above to replace the surface burner cap, surface burner head and
surface burner drip pans (if equipped). Do not remove any parts from the cooktop
until they have completely cooled and are safe to handle. Do not operate the
surface burners without the surface burner cap and surface burner head properly
in place.
Door Hinge
with oven door
fully open
To Clean the Surface Burner Cap, Surface Burner Head & Surface Burner Drip
Pan (some models) - Use a soap-filled scouring pad or a mild abrasive cleanser to
clean the surface burner caps, surface burner heads and surface burner drip pans (if
equipped). The ports (or slots) around the burner head must be routinely cleaned. If
residue still remains in these ports, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean the slots
or holes. For proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner—DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS,
ORIFICE HOLDER OPENING. ALWAYS keep the surface burner cap and surface burner
head in place whenever a surface burner is in use.
Removing & Replacing the Lift-Off Oven Door
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
The door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage, lay the door flat with
the inside of the door facing down.
To Remove Oven Door:
1. Open oven door completely (horizontal with floor - See Fig. 1).
2. Pull the door hinge locks on both left and right door hinges down from the
oven frame completely towards the oven door (See Fig. 2). A tool such as a
small flat-blade screwdriver may be required.
3. Firmly grasp both sides of oven door along the door sides (Do not use the
oven door handle - See Fig. 3).
4. Close the door to the broil stop position (the oven door will stop into this
position just before fully closing).
5. With the oven door in the broil stop position, lift the oven door hinge arms
over the roller pins located on each side of the oven frame (See Fig. 4).
To Replace Oven Door:
1. Firmly grasp both sides of oven door along the door sides (Do not use the
oven door handle - See Fig. 3).
2. Holding the oven door at the same angle as the removal position, seat the
hook of the hinge arm over the roller pins located on each side of the oven
door frame (See Fig. 4). The hook of the hinge arms must be fully seated
onto the roller pins.
3. Fully open the oven door (horizontal with floor - See Fig. 1).
4. Push the door hinge locks up towards and into the oven frame on both left
and right oven door hinges (See Fig. 2) to the locked position.
5. Close the oven door.
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
General Care & Cleaning (cont’d)
Special Door Care Instructions - Most oven doors contain glass that can break. Read the following recommendations:
1. Do not close the oven door until all the oven racks are fully in place.
2. Do not hit the glass with pots, pans, or any other object.
3. Scratching, hitting, jarring or stressing the glass may weaken its structure causing an increased risk of breakage at a
later time.
Changing the Oven Light (some models)
For models equipped with the interior oven light, the light bulb is located at the
rear of the oven and is covered with a glass shield held by a wire holder (See Fig.
1). The glass shield must be in place whenever the oven is in use.
Fig. 1
replace the oven light bulb:
Turn electrical power off at the main source or unplug the range.
Press wire holder to one side to release the glass shield.
Replace bulb with a new 40 watt appliance bulb.
Replace glass shield over bulb and snap wire holder into place.
Turn power back on again at the main source (or plug the range back in).
The clock will then need to be reset. To reset, see Setting the Clock and
Minute Timer in this Use & Care Guide.
Be sure the range is unplugged and all parts are COOL before replacing
oven light. Wear a leather-faced glove for protection against possible broken glass.
Adjusting the Oven Temperature
Your oven control has been precisely set at the factory. This setting may differ from your previous oven however, so your recipe
times may not give you the results you expect. If you think that the oven is cooking too hot or too cool for your recipe times,
you can adjust the control so that the oven cooks hotter or cooler than the temperature displayed.
To Adjust Oven Temperature:
1. Press
2. Set the temperature to 550°F (287°C) by pressing and holding the
3. Within 2 seconds, press and hold
until the 2 digit display appears. Release
. The display now indicates the amount
of degrees offset between the original factory temperature setting and the current temperature setting. If the oven control
has the original factory calibration, the display will read "0."
4. The temperature can now be adjusted up or down 35°F (17°C), in 5°F steps by pressing and holding the
. Adjust
until the desired amount of offset appears in the display. When lowering the oven temperature, a minus sign (-) will appear
before the number to indicate that the oven will be cooler by the displayed amount of degrees.
5. When you have made the desired adjustment, press
to go back to the time of day display.
Note: Oven temperature adjustments made will not change the Self-Cleaning feature temperature.
Before You Call
Solutions to Common Problems
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that
are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Oven smokes excessively during broiling - (1) Control(s) not
set properly. Follow Broil instructions under Setting Oven
Controls. (2) Oven door is open. Make sure oven door is
closed. (3) Meat too close to the broil element. Reposition the
broil rack to provide proper clearance between the meat & the
element. Preheat the broil element for searing. (4) Meat not
properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut fatty
edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into lean. (5) Insert on
broiler pan wrong side up & grease not draining. Always place
grid on the broiler pan with ribs up & slots down to allow
grease to drip into pan (some models). (6) Grease has built up
on oven surfaces or broiler pan & insert (some models).
Regular cleaning is necessary when broiling frequently. Old
grease or food spatters cause excessive smoking.
Oven control beeps and displays any “F” code error (for
example F11) - Electronic control has detected a fault condition.
Press CLEAR/OFF to clear the display & stop beeping.
Reprogram oven. If fault recurs, record fault number. Press
CLEAR/OFF & call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® for assistance (See
back cover).
Range is not level - (1) Poor installation. Place oven rack in
center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust leveling
legs at base of range until the oven rack is level. (2) Be sure
floor is level, strong & stable enough to adequately support
range. (3) If floor is sagging or sloping, contact a carpenter to
correct the situation. (4) Kitchen cabinet alignment may make
range appear not level. Be sure cabinets are square & have
sufficient room for range clearance.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance must be accessible
for service - (1) Cabinets not square or are built in too tightly.
Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible. (2)
Carpet interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range
can be lifted over carpet. (3) Gas line is hard-plumbed. Have a
flexible C.S.A. International approved metal appliance
connector installed.
Surface burners do not light - (1) Surface control knob has not
been completely turned to LITE. Push in & turn the surface
control knob to LITE until burner ignites & then turn control knob
to desired flame size. (2) Burner ports are clogged. With the
burner OFF, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean ports.
See Cleaning the Contoured Well Areas, Burner Cap, Burner
Head & Burner Drip Pans in the General Care & Cleaning
section for complete cleaning instructions. (3) Range power
cord is disconnected from outlet (electric ignition models only).
Be sure cord is securely plugged into the outlet. (4) Electrical
power outage (electric ignition models only). Burners can be lit
manually. See Setting Surface Controls.
Poor baking results - Many factors affect baking results. Make
sure the proper oven rack position is used. Center food in the
oven & space pans to allow air to circulate. Allow the oven to
preheat to the set temperature before placing food in the oven.
Try adjusting the recipe's recommended temperature or baking
time. If you feel the oven is too hot or cool, see Adjusting Your
Oven Temperature in this Use & Care Manual.
Surface burner flame burns half way around - (1) Burner ports
are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports by using a smallgauge wire or needle. (2) Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly
fan the flame and allow burner to operate until flame is full. Dry the
burners thoroughly following instructions in the Cleaning the
Contoured Well Areas, Burner Cap, Burner Head & Burner Drip
Pans in the General Care & Cleaning section.
Soil not completely removed after Self-Cleaning cycle Failure to clean bottom, front top of oven, frame of oven or door
area outside oven seal. These areas are not in the SelfCleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on residue. Clean
these areas before the Self-Cleaning cycle is started. Burnedon residue can be cleaned with a stiff nylon brush and water or
a nylon scrubber. Be careful not to damage the oven gasket.
Surface burner flame is orange - (1) Dust particles in main line.
Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame turns blue.
(2) In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to
salt air.
Oven does not operate - (1) Be sure the oven controls are set
properly for the desired function. See Setting Oven Controls in
this Use & Care Manual or read the instructions “Entire
appliance does not operate” in this checklist. (2) Be sure gas
regulator valve is “ON”. See installation instructions.
Self-Cleaning cycle does not work - (1) Oven control not set
properly. Follow instructions under Self-Cleaning. (2) SelfCleaning cycle was interrupted. Follow steps under "Stopping
or Interrupting a Self-Cleaning Cycle" under Self-Cleaning.
Flames inside oven or smoking from oven vent - Excessive
spillovers in oven. For example this will happen for pie
spillovers or large amounts of grease left on the oven bottom.
Wipe up excessive spillovers before starting oven. If flames or
excessive smoke are present see “Broiling” in the Setting Oven
Controls section.
Entire appliance does not operate - (1) The time of day is not
set. The time of day must first be set in order to operate the
oven. See “To Set the Clock” in the Setting Oven Controls
section.(2) Make sure cord/plug is plugged correctly into outlet.
(3) Service wiring is not complete. Contact your authorized
service agent. (4) Electrical power outage. Check house lights
to be sure. Call your local electric company for service. (5) Be
sure gas supply is turned ON.
Oven light does not work (some models) - Replace or tighten
bulb. See Changing Oven Light section in this Use & Care Manual.
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