Amana 8111P446-60 User Manual

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User’s Guide

GAS COOKTOP

Installer: Please leave this manual with this appliance.

Consumer: Please read and keep this manual for future reference. Keep sales receipt and/or cancelled check as proof of purchase.

Model Number

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Serial Number

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Date of Purchase

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In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our cooking products, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.

If you have questions, call:

1-800-843-0304(U.S.A.)

1-866-587-2002(Canada)1-800-688-2080( U.S. TTY for hearing or speech impaired)(Mon.-Fri.,8am-8pm Eastern Time) Internet: http://www.amana.com

For service information, see page 7.

Contents

 

Important Safety Instructions .................................................................

1-3

Surface Cooking .....................................................................................

4-5

Care and Cleaning ....................................................................................

6

Before You Call ..........................................................................................

6

Warranty ....................................................................................................

7

Guide de l’utilisateur..................................................................................

8

Guía del Usuario .....................................................................................

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Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure manual stays with appliance.

Form No. A/10/02

Part No. 8111P446-60

74007595

© 2002 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the appliance.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

RECOGNIZE SAFETY SYMBOLS, WORDS, LABELS

WARNING

WARNING Hazardsor unsafe practices which

COULDresultinseverepersonalinjuryordeath.

CAUTION

CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury.

Read and follow all instructions before using this appliance to prevent the potential risk of fire, electric shock, personal injury or damage to the appliance as a result of improper usage of the appliance. Use appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this guide.

To ensure proper and safe operation: Appliance must be properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician. Do not attempt to adjust, repair, service, or replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically recommended in this guide. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified servicer. Have the installer show you the location of the gas shut off valve and how to shut it off in an emergency.

Always disconnect power to appliance before servicing.

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 appliance.

IF YOU SMELL GAS:

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch.

Do not use any phone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Followthegassupplier’s instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

WARNING

Gas leaks may occur in your system and resultinadangeroussituation.Gasleaks may not be detected by smell alone. Gas suppliers recommend you purchase and install an UL approved gas detector. Install and use in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

TO PREVENT FIRE OR

SMOKE DAMAGE

CAUTION

NEVER leave any items on the cooktop. The hot air may ignite flammable items and may increase pressure in closed containers which may cause them to burst.

Be sure all packing materials are removed from the appliance before operating it.

Keep area around appliance clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and materials.

If appliance is installed near a window, proper precautions should be taken to prevent curtains from blowing over burners.

Many aerosol-typespray cans are EXPLOSIVE when exposed to heat and may be highly flammable. Avoid their use or storage near an appliance.

Many plastics are vulnerable to heat. Keep plastics away from parts of the appliance that may become warm or hot. Do not leave plastic items on the cooktop as they may melt or soften if left too close to a lighted surface burner.

To eliminate the hazard of reaching over hotsurfaceburners,cabinetstorageshould not be provided directly above a unit. If storage is provided, it should be limited to itemswhichareusedinfrequentlyandwhich are safely stored in an area subjected to heat from an appliance. Temperatures may be unsafe for some items, such as volatile liquids, cleaners or aerosol sprays.

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A faint gas odor may indicate a gas leak. If a gas odor is detected, shut off the gas supply to the cooktop. Call your installer or local gas company to have the possible leak checked.

Never use a match or other flame to locate a gas leak.

IN CASE OF FIRE

Turn off appliance and ventilating hood to avoid spreading the flame. Extinguish flame then turn on hood to remove smoke and odor.

Smother fire or flame in a pan with a lid or cookie sheet.

NEVER pick up or move a flaming pan.

Do not use water on grease fires. Use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher to smother fire or flame.

CHILD SAFETY

CAUTION

NEVER store items of interest to children in cabinets above an appliance. Children climbing on the appliance to reach items could be seriously injured.

NEVER leave children alone or unsupervised near the appliance when it is in use or is still hot.

NEVER allow children to sit or stand on any part of the appliance as they could be injured or burned.

Children must be taught that the appliance and utensils on it can be hot. Let hot utensils cool in a safe place, out of reach of small children. Children should be taught that an appliance is not a toy. Children should not be allowed to play with controls or other parts of the unit.

ABOUT YOUR

APPLIANCE

NEVER use appliance as a space heater to heat or warm a room to prevent potential hazard to the user and damage to the appliance. Also, do not use the cooktop as a storage area for food or cooking utensils.

Potentially hot surfaces include cooktop, and areas facing the cooktop.

NEVER use aluminum foil to line burner spillover area. Restriction of normal air flow may result in unsafe operation.

COOKING SAFETY

Always place a pan on a surface burner before turning it on. Be sure you know which knob controls which surface burner. Make sure the correct burner is turned on and that the burner has ignited. When cooking is completed, turn burner off before removing pan to prevent exposure to burner flame.

Always adjust surface burner flame so that it does not extend beyond the bottom edge of the pan. An excessive flame is hazardous, wastes energy and may damage the appliance, pan or cabinets above the appliance.

NEVER leave a surface cooking operation unattended especially when using a high heatsettingorwhendeepfatfrying.Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers may ignite. Clean up greasy spills as soon as possible. Do not use high heat for extended cooking operations.

NEVER heat an unopened container on the surface burner. Pressurebuild-upmay cause container to burst resulting in serious personal injury or damage to the appliance.

Use dry, sturdy potholders. Damp potholders may cause burns from steam. Dishtowels or other substitutes should never be used as

potholders because they can trail across hot surface burners and ignite or get caught on appliance parts.

Always let quantities of hot fat used for deep fat frying cool before attempting to move or handle.

Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate in or near the appliance, hood or vent fan. Clean hood frequently to prevent grease from accumulating on hood or filter. When flaming foods under the hood turn the fan on.

NEVER wear garments made of flammable material or loose fitting orlong-sleevedapparel while cooking. Clothing may ignite or catch utensil handles.

UTENSIL SAFETY

Use pans with flat bottoms and handles that are easily grasped and stay cool. Avoid using unstable, warped, easily tipped or loosehandled pans. Also avoid using pans, especially small pans, with heavy handles as they could be unstable and easily tip. Pans that are heavy to move when filled with food may also be hazardous.

Be sure utensil is large enough to properly contain food and avoid boilovers. Pan size is particularly important in deep fat frying. Be sure pan will accommodate the volume of food that is to be added as well as the bubble action of fat.

To minimize burns, ignition of flammable materials and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, do not extend handles over adjacent surface burners. Always turn pan handles toward the side or back of the appliance, not out into the room where they are easily hit or reached by small children.

Never let a pan boil dry as this could damage the utensil and the appliance.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, CONT.

Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic or glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop usage without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using glass.

This appliance has been tested for safe performance using conventional cookware. Do not use any devices or accessories that are not specifically recommended in this guide. Do not use eyelid covers for the surface units or stovetop grills. The use of devices or accessories that are not expressly recommended in this manual can create serious safety hazards, result in performance problems, and reduce the life of the components of the appliance.

CLEANING SAFETY

Turn off all controls and wait for appliance parts to cool before touching or cleaning them. Do not touch the burner grates or surrounding areas until they have had sufficient time to cool.

Clean appliance with caution. Use care to avoid steam burns if a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot surface. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE AND WARNING

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposures to such substances.

Users of this appliance are hereby warned that the burning of gas can result in low-levelexposure to some of the listed substances, including benzene, formaldehyde and soot, due primarily to the incomplete combustion of natural gas or liquid petroleum (LP) fuels. Properly adjusted burners will minimize incompletecombustion.Exposuretothesesubstances can also be minimized by properly venting the burners to the outdoors.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PET BIRDS:Never keep pet birds in the kitchen or in rooms where the fumes from the kitchen could reach. Birds have a very sensitive respiratory system. Fumes released during an oven self-cleaning cycle may be harmful or fatal to birds. Fumes released due to overheated cooking oil, fat, margarine and overheated non-stick cookware may be equally harmful.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

Appliances which require electrical power are equip-

ped with a threeprong grounding plug which must be plugged directly into

a properly grounded

three-hole120 volt electrical outlet.

Always disconnect power to appliance before servicing.

The three-pronggrounding plug offers protection against shock hazards.DO NOT

CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD GROUNDING PRONG FROM THE POWER CORD PLUG.

If an ungrounded, two-holeor other type electrical outlet is encountered,it is the personal responsibility of the appliance owner to have the outlet replaced with a properly grounded and polarized threehole electrical outlet.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

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Surface Cooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SETTING THE CONTROLS

OPERATING

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Place a pan on the burner grate. (To

DURING A POWER

 

 

 

 

 

 

preserve the grate finish, do not operate

FAILURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

the burners without a pan on the grate to

 

 

 

 

 

 

absorb the heat from the burner flame.)

1. Hold a lighted match to the desired sur-

 

 

 

 

 

2. Push in knob and turn immediately coun-

 

face burner head.

If flame should go out during a cooking

2. Push in and turn the control knob slowly to

 

terclockwise to the LITE setting.

operation, turn the burner off. If a strong

 

A clicking (spark) sound will be heard

 

the desired setting.

gas odor is detected, open a window

 

 

 

 

and the burner will light. (All ignitors

 

 

and wait five minutes before relighting

 

 

 

 

will spark when any surface burner

 

 

the burner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

knob is turned on. However, only

 

 

Be sure all surface controls are set to the

 

 

 

 

the selected burner will light.)

When lighting the surface burners, be

OFF position prior to supplying gas to

3.

Turn knob to desired setting.

 

sure all of the controls are in the OFF

the cooktop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Do not leave cooktop unattended.

 

position. Strike the match first and hold

• NEVER touch

cooktop

until

it

has

 

 

 

 

 

it in position before turning the knob.

cooled. Expect

some

parts

of

the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not leave the cooktop unattended

cooktop, especially around the burners,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

when cooking during a power failure.

to become warm or hot during cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use potholders to protect hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURFACE

 

 

 

SUGGESTED HEAT SETTINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTROL KNOBS

The size and type of cookware will affect the heat setting. For information on cookware and other

Use to turn on the sur-

 

 

 

factors affecting heat settings, refer to “Cooking Made Simple” booklet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

face burners. An infi-

 

 

 

Settings

Uses

 

 

nite choice of heat set-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HI

Use HI to bring liquid to a boil, or reach pressure in a pressure

tings is available from

 

 

 

 

LOW toHI. At theHI

 

 

 

 

 

cooker. Always reduce setting to a lower heat when liquids begin

setting a detent or

 

 

 

 

 

to boil or foods begin to cook.

notch may be felt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PILOTLESS

 

 

 

 

 

An intermediate flame size is used to continue cooking. Food

 

 

 

 

 

will not cook any faster when a higher flame setting is used

IGNITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

than needed to maintain a gentle boil. Water boils at the same

Pilotless ignition eliminates the need for a

 

 

temperature whether boiling gently or vigorously.

constant standing pilot light. Each surface

 

 

 

 

 

burner has a spark ignitor. Use care when

 

LOW

Use LOW to simmer foods, keep foods warm and melt

cleaning around the surface burner.

 

 

 

 

 

chocolate or butter.

 

 

If the surface burner does not light, check if

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some cooking may take place on the LOW setting if the pan is

ignitor is broken, soiled or wet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

covered. It is possible to reduce the heat by rotating the knob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

toward OFF. Be sure flame is stable.

BURNER4S

Surface Cooking, cont.

COOKTOP AT A GLANCE

Model AKS3040

1

2

3

4

1.Left rear burner (5,000 BTUs on HI, 650 BTUs on LOW).

2.Right rear burner (9,200 BTUs).

3.Left front burner (9,200 BTUs).

4.Right front burner (12,500 BTUs).

Model AKS3640

1 2 3 4 5

1.Left front burner (9,200 BTUs).

2.Left rear burner (10,500 BTUs).

3.Center burner (9,200 BTUs).

4.Right rear burner (9,200 BTUs).

5.Right front burner (12,500 BTUs).

To prevent the cooktop from discoloring or staining:

Clean cooktop after each use.

Wipe acidic or sugary spills as soon as the cooktop has cooled as these spills may discolor the surface.

SEALED

BURNERS

Thesealedburnersaresecuredtothecooktop and are not designed to be removed. Since the burners are sealed into the cooktop, boilovers or spills will not seep underneath the cooktop.

However, the burners should be cleaned after each use. The head portion of the burner has a removable cap that is easily removed for cleaning. (See page 6 for cleaning directions.)

Burner caps must be correctly placed on the burnerbaseforproperoperationoftheburner.

SIMMER BURNER*

(SELECT MODELS)

This burner is located in the left rear position. The simmer burner offers a lower BTU flame for delicate sauces or melting chocolate.

* BTU ratings will vary when using LP gas.

HIGH PERFORMANCE BURNER*

There is one high speed burner on your cooktop, located in the right front position. This burner offers higher speed cooking that can be used to quickly bring water to a boil and for large-quantitycooking.

*BTU ratings will vary when using LP gas.

BURNER GRATES

The grates must be properly positioned before cooking. Improper installation of the grates may result in chipping of the cooktop. Toensureproperpositioning,alignbumpers on grate bottom with the indentations in the cooktop.

Do not operate the burners without a pan on the grate. The grate’s porcelain finish may chip without a pan to absorb the heat from the burner flame.

Although the burner grates are durable, they will gradually lose their shine and/or discolor, due to the high temperatures of the gas flame.

NOTES:

A properly adjusted burner with clean ports will light within a few seconds. If using natural gas, the flame will be blue with a deeper blue inner cone.

If the burner flame is yellow or is noisy, the air/gas mixture may be incorrect. Contact a service technician to adjust. (Adjustments are not covered by the warranty.)

With LP gas, some yellow tips on the flames are acceptable. This is normal and adjustment is not necessary.

With some types of gas, you may hear a “popping” sound when the surface burner is turned off. This is a normal operating sound of the burner.

To improve cooking efficiency and to prevent possible damage to the cooktop or pan, the flame must be adjusted so it does not extend beyond the edge of the pan.

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Care & Cleaning

CLEANING PROCEDURES

CAUTION

Be sure appliance is off and all parts are cool before handling or cleaning. This is to avoid damage and possible burns.

To prevent staining or discoloration, clean appliance after each use.

If a part is removed, be sure it is correctly replaced.

BURNER CAPS AND SEALED GAS BURNERS

Removable Burner Caps

Allow burner to cool. Remove burner cap and wash in soapy water with a plastic scouring pad. For stubborn soils, clean with a soap-filled,nonabrasive pad or Cooktop Cleaning Creme (Part #20000001)** and a sponge.

Do not clean in dishwasher or self-clean-ing oven.

Sealed Gas Burner

Clean frequently. Allow burner to cool. Clean with soap and plastic scouring pad. For stubborn soils, clean with a soap-filled,nonabrasive pad.

Be careful not to get water into the center of the burner.

Use care when cleaning the ignitor. If the ignitor is wet or damaged the surface burner will not light.

Toensureevencookingperformance,keep burner ports free of food soils/debris.

BURNERGRATES-PORCELAINON CAST IRON

Wash grates with warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad. For stubborn soils, clean with a soap-filled,nonabrasive pad or Cooktop Cleaning Creme (Part #20000001)** and a sponge. If soil remains, reapply Cooktop Cleaning Creme, cover with a damp paper towel

and soak for 30 minutes. Scrub again, rinse and dry.

Do not clean in dishwasher or self-clean-ing oven.

CONTROL KNOBS

Remove knobs in the OFF position by pulling up.

Wash, rinse and dry. Do not use abrasive cleaning agents as they may scratch the finish.

Turn on each burner to be sure the knobs have been correctly replaced.

COOKTOP - PORCELAIN ENAMEL

Porcelain enamel is glass fused on metal and may crack or chip with misuse. It is acid resistant, not acid proof. All spillovers, especially acidic or sugary spillovers, should be wiped up immediately with a dry cloth.

When cool, wash with soapy water, rinse and dry.

Never wipe off a warm or hot surface with a damp cloth. This may cause cracking or chipping.

Never use oven cleaners, abrasive or caustic cleaning agents on exterior finish of cooktop.

COOKTOP - STAINLESS STEEL (SELECT MODELS)

DO NOT USE ANY CLEANING PRODUCTCONTAININGCHLORINEBLEACH.

ALWAYSWIPEWITHTHEGRAINWHEN CLEANING.

Daily Cleaning/Light Soil ––Wipe with one of the following - soapy water, white vinegar/water solution, Formula 409 Glass and Surface Cleaner* or a similar glass cleaner - using a sponge or soft cloth. Rinse and dry. To polish and help prevent fingerprints, follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray (Part No. 20000008)**.

Moderate/Heavy Soil ––Wipe with one of the following - Bon Ami*, Smart Cleanser*, or Soft Scrub* - using a damp sponge or soft cloth. Rinse and dry. Stubborn soils may be removed with a damp Scotch-Brite* pad; rub evenly with the grain. Rinse and dry. To

* Brand names are registered trademarks of the respective manufacturers. ** To order call 1-800-843-0304,USA;1-866-587-2002,Canada.

restore luster and remove streaks, follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray.

Discoloration –– Using a damp sponge or soft cloth, wipe with Cameo Stainless Steel Cleaner*. Rinse immediately and dry. To remove streaks and restore luster, follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray.

Before You

Call For

Service

SURFACE BURNER FAILS TO LIGHT.

Check to be sure plug is securely inserted into receptacle.

Check or re-setcircuit breaker. Check or replace fuse.

Check power supply.

Check to be sure burner is correctly rated for your kind of gas.

Check to be sure burner ports or ignition ports are not clogged.

Check to be sure ignitor is dry and clicking. Burner will not light if ignitor is damaged, soiled or wet. If ignitor doesn’t click, turn control knob OFF.

Check to be sure burner cap is correctly seated on the burner base.

Check that the gas is turned on.

SURFACE BURNER FLAME LIFTS OFF PORTS.

Check to be sure a pan is sitting on the grate above.

Contact an authorized Amana servicer.

THE FLAME IS UNEVEN.

Burner ports may be clogged.

Flame may need to be adjusted. Contact an authorized Amana servicer.

SURFACE BURNER FLAME IS YELLOW IN COLOR.

Contact an authorized Amana servicer.

Some yellow tips on the flame are acceptable when using LP gas.

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Amana Cooktop Warranty

Full One Year Warranty - Parts and Labor

For one (1) year from the original retail purchase date, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge.

Canadian Residents

The above warranties only cover an appliance installed in Canada that has been certified or listed by appropriate test agencies for compliance to a National Standard of Canada unless the appliance was brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada.

The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer. These warranties give you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED BY THESE WARRANTIES:

1.Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following:

a.Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance.

b.Any repair, modification, alteration, or adjustment not authorized by the manufacturer or an authorized servicer.

c.Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use.

d.Incorrect electric current, voltage, or supply.

e.Improper setting of any control.

2.Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.

3.Products purchased for commercial or industrial use.

4.The cost of service or service call to:

a.Correct installation errors.

b.Instruct the user on the proper use of the product.

c.Transport the appliance to the servicer.

5.Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result of any breach of these warranties. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply.

ASURE™ EXTENDED

SERVICE PLAN

Amana Appliances offers long-termservice protection for this appliance. Asure™ Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amana’s strong warranty. This plan covers parts, labor, and travel charges. Call1-866-232-6244for information.

IF YOU NEED SERVICE

Call the dealer from whom your appliance was purchased or call Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Amana Consumer Services at 1-800-843-0304USA or1-866-587-2002CANADA, to locate an authorized servicer.

Be sure to retain proof of purchase to verify warranty status. Refer to WARRANTY for further information on owner’s responsibilities for warranty service.

If the dealer or service company cannot resolve the problem, write to Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Amana Consumer Services, Attn: CAIR® Center, P.O. Box 2370, Cleveland, TN37320-2370or call1-800-843-0304USA or1-866-587-2002Canada.

U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.

NOTE: When writing or calling about a service problem, please include the following information:

a.Your name, address and telephone number;

b.Model number and serial number;

c.Name and address of your dealer or servicer;

d.A clear description of the problem you are having;

e.Proof of purchase (sales receipt).

User’s guides, service manuals and parts information are available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Amana Consumer Services.

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Guide de l’utilisateur

TABLE DE CUISSON À GAZ

Installateur : Veuillez laisser le présent guide avec l’appareil.

Client : Veuillez lire le présent guide et le conserver pour référence future. Conservez aussi les reçus de caisse et les chèques oblitérés à titre de preuve d’achat.

Numéro de modèle

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Numéro de série

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Date d’achat

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Nous nous efforçons de toujours améliorer la qualité et le rendement de nos produits de cuisson. En conséquence, il se peut que nous modifiions l’appareil sans réviser le présent guide.

Si vous avez des questions, téléphonez au :

1-866-587-2002(Canada)

(lundi au vendredi, de 8 h à 20 h HNE) Internet : http://www.amana.com

Table des matières

 

Instructions de sécurité importantes

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Cuisson sur éléments.........................................................................

12-13

Entretien et nettoyage .............................................................................

14

Avant d’appeler un depanneur ................................................................

15

Garantie ..................................................................................................

17

Guía del Usuario .....................................................................................

18

Conservez ces instructions comme références.

Pour obtenir des renseignements sur le service, consultez la page 17.

INSTRUCTIONS DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTES

INSTRUCTIONS DE SÉCURITÉ

Les consignes de sécurité et les mises en garde présentées dans ce manuel ne couvrent pas toutes les situations possibles. Faire preuve de jugement, de prudence et d’attention lors de l’installation, de l’entretien et de l’utilisation du congélateur.

Lorsque survient un problème ou une situaton inhabituelle, toujours communiquer avec le détaillant, le distributeur, le technicien agréé ou le fabricant.

IL IMPORTE DE RECONNAÎTRE LES SYMBOLES, LES EXPRESSIONS ET LES ÉTIQUETTES DE SÉCURITÉ.

AVERTISSEMENT

AVERTISSEMENT – Indique un danger ou une manoeuvre non sécuritaire queRISQUE de causer en une blessure ou un décès.

ATTENTION

ATTENTION – Indique un danger ou une manoeuvre non sécuritaire que RISQUE de causer une blessure mineure.

Lire toutes les instructions avant d’utiliser cet appareil; observer toutes les instructions pour éliminer les risques d’incendie, choc électrique, dommages matériels et corporels que pourrait susciter une utilisation incorrecte de l’appareil. Utiliser l’appareil uniquement pour les fonctions prévues, décrites dans ce guide.

Pour une utilisation adéquate et en sécurité, il faut que l’appareil soit convenablement installé par un technicien qualifié, et relié à la terre. Ne pas essayer de faire des réglages, des réparations, de l’entretien ou de remplacer une pièce quelconque de l’appareil à moins que cela ne soit spécifiquement recommandé dans ce guide. Tout autre entretien doit être exécuté par un préposé qualifié au service après-vente. Demander à l’installateur de montrer où se trouve le robinet d’arrêt de gaz et comment le fermer en cas d’urgence.

Toujours débrancher l’appareil avant d’y faire de l’entretien.

AVERTISSEMENT:

Si les directives données dans le présent guide ne sont pas respectées à la lettre, il y a risque d’incendie ou d’explosion pouvant causer des dommages, des blessures et même la mort.

Ne pas ranger ni utiliser de gaz ou autre matière inflammable à proximité de cet appareil ou de tout autre appareil.

QUE FAIRE SI L’ON SENT UNE ODEUR DE GAZ:

Ne mettre aucun appareil en marche.

Ne pas toucher à un interrupteur électrique.

N’utiliser aucun téléphone de l’immeuble.

Se rendre chez un voisin et téléphoner immédiatement à la compagnie de gaz. Suivre les directives données par le préposé de la compagnie de gaz.

S’il est impossible de joindre la compagnie de gaz, téléphoner au service des incendies.

L’installation et les réparations doivent être confiées à un installateur compétent, à une entreprise de service ou à la compagnie de gaz.

AVERTISSEMENT

Il peut se produire dans votre système une fuite de gaz créant une situation dangereuse. Il n’est pas toujours possible de détecter les fuites de gaz à l’odeur. Les fournisseursdegazrecommandentl’achat et la pose d’un détecteur de gaz homologué UL. Poser et utiliser l’appareil conformément aux indications du fabricant.

POUR ÉVITER UN INCENDIE OU DES DOMMAGES DE FUMÉE

ATTENTION

NE JAMAIS laisser des articles sur la surface de cuisson. L’air chaud de l’évent peut les enflammer et mettre également sous pression des contenants fermés qui pourraient alors exploser.

S’assurer que tous les matériaux de conditionnement sont retirés de l’appareil avant de le mettre en marche.

Garder les matériaux combustibles, l’essence et autres matières et vapeurs inflammables bien éloignés de l’appareil.

Si l’appareil est installé près d’une fenêtre, des précautions appropriées doivent être prises pour éviter que le vent entraîne les rideaux au-dessusdes brûleurs.

De nombreux flacons d’aérosol peuvent EXPLOSER lorsqu’on les expose à la chaleur, et ils peuvent contenir un produit trèsinflammable.Éviterd’utiliserouremiser unflacond’aérosolàproximitédel’appareil.

Denombreuxarticlesenplastiquepeuvent être détériorés par la chaleur. Conserver les articles en plastique à distance des composants de l’appareil susceptibles de devenir tièdes ou chauds. Ne pas laisser des articles en plastique sur la surface de cuisson; un article en plastique trop proche de l’évent du four ou d’un brûleur allumé pourrait s’amollir ou fondre.

Pouréliminerlebesoind’atteindrequelque chose par-dessusles brûleurs de la surface de cuisson, il est préférable qu’il n’y ait aucune armoire de cuisine directementau-dessusdel’appareil.S’ilyaunearmoire,on ne devrait y remiser que des articles peu fréquemment utilisés et capables de résister à la chaleur émise par l’appareil. La température pourrait être excessive pour certains articles, comme liquides volatils, produits de nettoyage ou flacons d’aérosol.

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