Amana 8113P515-60 User Manual

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Gas Range


Use & Care Guide


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


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


Surface Controls



Sealed Gas Burners


Oven Cooking



Manual Clean Oven Controls








Self-CleanOven Control



Delay Bake



Keep Warm





Cook & Hold

Oven Racks


Care & Cleaning ............................................





Cleaning Procedures


Maintenance ..................................................



Troubleshooting ............................................


Warranty & Service ..............................................


Guide d’utilisation d’entretien


Guía de Uso y Cuidado .......................................


Form No. B/05/05

Part No. 8113P515-60

©2005 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Litho U.S.A .

Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.

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

Model Number __________________________________

Serial Number __________________________________

Date of Purchase ________________________________

If you have questions, call: Amana Customer Assistance 1-800-843-0304USA1-866-587-2002Canada Internet:

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.

For service information, see page 27.

Important Safety


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 the manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels


WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.


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.


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.


Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch.

Do not use any phone in your building.

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

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

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


Gas leaks may occur in your system and result in a dangerous situation. Gas leaks 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.

General Instructions






WARNING: To reduce risk of tipping of the appliance from

abnormal usage or by excessive loading of the oven door, the appliance must be secured by a properly installed anti-tipdevice.


Important Safety Instructions

To check if device is properly installed, look underneath range with a flashlight to make sure one of the rear leveling legs is properly engaged in the bracket slot. The anti-tipdevice secures the rear leveling leg to the floor when properly engaged. You should check this anytime the range has been moved.

To Prevent Fire or Smoke Damage

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.

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

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 the vent or a lighted surface burner.

To eliminate the hazard of reaching over hot surface burners, cabinet storage should not be provided directly above a unit. If storage is provided, it should be limited to items which are used infrequently and which 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.

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.

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

NEVER pick up or move a flaming pan.

Oven: Smother fire or flame by closing the oven door.

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

Child Safety


NEVER store items of interest to children in cabinets above an appliance or on backguard of a range. Children climbing on the appliance door 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 in 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 doors as a step stool or seat as this may result in possible tipping of the appliance and serious injuries.

NEVER use this appliance as a space heater to heat or warm a room. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide poisoning and overheating of the oven.

NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages in the oven bottom or cover the entire rack with materials such as aluminum foil. Doing so blocks air flow through the oven and may cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil may also trap heat causing a fire hazard.

NEVER obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air by blocking the oven vent or air intakes. Doing so restricts air to the burners and may result in carbon monoxide poisoning.

The oven vent is located at the base of the backguard.

Avoid touching oven vent area while oven is on and for several minutes after oven is turned off. Some parts of the vent and surrounding area become hot enough to


Important Safety Instructions

cause burns. After oven is turned off, do not touch the oven vent or surrounding areas until they have had sufficient time to cool.

Other potentially hot surfaces include cooktop, areas facing the cooktop, oven vent, surfaces near the vent opening, oven door, areas around the oven door and oven window.

Do not touch a hot oven light bulb with a damp cloth as the bulb could break. Should the bulb break, disconnect power to the appliance before removing bulb to avoid electrical shock.

Do not use the cooktop or ovens as a storage area for food or cooking utensils.

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 heat setting or when deep fat frying. 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 or in the oven. Pressure build-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. Dish towels 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 or long-sleevedapparel while cooking. Clothing may ignite or catch utensil handles.

Always place oven racks in the desired positions while oven is cool. Slide oven rack out to add or remove food, using dry, sturdy potholders. Always avoid reaching into the oven to add or remove food. If a rack must be moved while hot, use a dry potholder. Always turn the oven off at the end of cooking.

Use racks only in the oven in which they were shipped/ purchased.

Use care when opening the oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before moving or replacing food.

PREPARED FOOD WARNING: Follow food manufacturer’s instructions. If a plastic frozen food container and/or its cover distorts, warps, or is otherwise damaged during cooking, immediately discard the food and its container. The food could be contaminated.

NEVER use aluminum foil to cover oven racks or oven bottom. This could result in risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the appliance. Use foil only as directed in this guide.

Utensil Safety

Use pans with flat bottoms and handles that are easily grasped and stay cool. Avoid using unstable, warped, easily tipped or loose-handledpans. 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.

Follow the manufacturer’s directions when using oven cooking bags.


Important Safety Instructions

Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic or glazed utensils are suitable for cooktop or oven 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, stovetop grills, or add-onoven convection systems. 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.

Self-CleanOven(select models)


Do not leave food or cooking utensils, etc. in the oven during the self-cleancycle.

Clean only parts listed in this guide. 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. Do not use oven cleaners of any kind in or around any part of the self-cleanoven.

Before self-cleaningthe oven, remove broiler pan, oven racks and other utensils and wipe up excessive spillovers to prevent excessive smoke,flare-upsor flaming.

It is normal for the cooktop of the range to become hot during a self-cleancycle. Therefore, touching the cooktop during a clean cycle should be avoided.

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 incomplete combustion. Exposure to these substances can also be minimized by properly venting the burners to the outdoors.

Users of this appliance are hereby warned that when the oven is engaged in the self-cleancycle, there may be somelow-levelexposure to some of the listed substances, including carbon monoxide. Exposure to these substances can be minimized by properly venting the oven to the outdoors by opening the windows and/ or door in the room where the appliance is located during theself-cleancycle.


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-cleaningcycle may be harmful or fatal to birds. Fumes released due to overheated cooking oil, fat, margarine and overheatednon-stickcookware may be equally harmful.

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Surface Cooking

Low: Use to simmer foods, keep foods warm and melt chocolate or butter. Some cooking may take place on the Low setting if the pan is covered.

Surface Controls


If flame should go out during a cooking operation, turn the burner off. If a strong gas odor is detected, open a window and wait five minutes before relighting the burner.

Be sure all surface controls are set in the OFF position prior to supplying gas to the range.

NEVER touch cooktop until it has cooled. Expect some parts of the cooktop, especially around the burners, to become warm or hot during cooking. Use potholders to protect hands.

Pilotless Ignition

Pilotless ignition eliminates the need for a constant standing pilot light. Each sealed burner has a spark ignitor. When cleaning around the surface burner use care. If cleaning cloth should catch the ignitor, it could be damaged preventing ignition.

If the surface burner does not light, check if ignitor is broken, soiled or wet. If clogged, clean the

small port beneath

the ignitor


using a straight pin.





Surface Control Knobs

Use to turn on the surface burners. An infinite choice of heat settings is available from Low to High. At the High setting a detent or notch may be felt. The knobs can be set on or between any of the settings.

High: Use to bring liquid to a boil, or reach pressure in a pressure cooker. Always reduce setting to a lower heat when liquids begin to boil or foods begin to cook.

An intermediate flame size is used to continue cooking. Food will not cook any faster when a higher flame setting is used than needed to maintain a gentle boil. Water boils at the same temperature whether boiling gently or vigorously.

Graphics next to the knob identify which burner the knob controls. For example, the graphic at left shows the left front burner location.

Setting the controls:

The size and type of cookware will affect the heat setting. For information on cookware and other factors affecting heat settings, refer to “Cooking Made Simple” booklet.

1.Place a pan on the burner grate.

The burner flame may lift off or appear separated from the port if a pan is not placed on the grate.

2.Push in and turn the knob counterclockwise to the Light setting.

A clicking (spark) sound will be heard and the burner will light. (All four ignitors will spark when any surface burner knob is turned to the Light position.)

3.After the burner lights, turn knob to desired flame size.

The ignitor will continue to spark until the knob is turned past the Light position.

Operating During a

Power Failure


When lighting the surface burners, be sure all of the controls are in the OFF position. Strike the match first and hold it in position before turning the knob to Light.

1.Hold a lighted match to the desired surface burner head.

2.Push in and turn the control knob slowly to Light.

3.Once lit, adjust the flame to the desired level.


Surface Cooking


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 porcelain.

Unlike a range with standard gas burners,

this cooktop does not lift-upnor is it removable.Do not attempt to lift the cooktop for any reason.

Burner Grates

The grates must be properly positioned before cooking. Improper installation of the grates may result in chipping of 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.

Sealed Burners

The sealed burners of your range are secured to the cooktop 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 burner should be cleaned after each use. (See page 21 for cleaning directions.)

High Performance Burner

(12,000 BTU*)

There is one high speed burner on your range, 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 largequantity cooking.

Simmer Burner

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.


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, slight 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.

If the control knob is turned very quickly from High to Low, the flame may go out, particularly if the burner is cold. If this occurs, turn the knob to the OFF position, wait several seconds and relight the burner.

The flame should be adjusted so it does not extend beyond the edge of the pan.


Oven Cooking

Manual Clean Oven Control

(select models)



NOTE: The display will show 12:00 when the appliance is first connected to power or if power is interrupted. The Bake and Broil indicators light when function is pressed.



Use for baking and roasting.



Use for broiling and top browning.



Sets timer.



Use to set time-of-dayclock.



Cancels all operations except timer



and clock.


▲ (More) or

Enters or changes time, oven


▼ (Less)

temperature. Sets HI or LO broil.




Using the Touchpads

Press the desired pad.

Press the ▲ or ▼ pad to enter time or temperature.

A beep will sound each time a function pad is pressed. There is no beep for the ▲ or ▼ pad.

A double beep will sound if a programming error occurs.

Note: Four seconds after pressing the ▲ or ▼ pad, the time or temperature will automatically be entered. If more than 30 seconds elapse between touching a function pad and the ▲ or ▼ pad, the function will be canceled and the display will return to the previous display.

Setting the Clock

1. Press the Clock pad.

The clock time cannot be set if the control is programmed for a bake, broil or timing operation.

2.Set the correct time of day using the ▲ or ▼ pads. If the ▲ or ▼ pad is not pressed within 30 seconds, the program will cancel. Press the Clock pad and begin again.

Setting the Timer

The timer can be set from one minute (:01) up to 99 hours and 59 minutes (99:59). Time will be displayed in minutes and not in seconds. THE TIMER DOES NOT CONTROL THE OVEN.

1.Press the Timer pad.

0:00 will light and the colon (:) will flash in the display.

2.Press the ▲ or ▼ pad until the desired time is displayed.

The timer will begin as soon as the time is set.

The flashing colon indicates that a timing operation is in progress. (The colon will not flash if the time of day or oven temperature is displayed.)

Two short beeps signal the end of the operation. “0:00” will appear in the display.

If desired, press the Clock pad and the time of day will briefly reappear in the display during a timing operation.

If desired, press the Bake or Broil pads and the current temperature setting will briefly reappear in the display during a timing operation.

To cancel the timer operation:

Press and hold the Timer pad for several seconds.


Oven Cooking

Baking, Roasting and Broiling

For additional baking, roasting and broiling times and tips, see

“Cooking Made Simple” booklet.

Setting the Controls For Baking or Roasting:

1.Press Bake pad.

000 will light and the Bake indicator light will flash in the display.

If you press the Bake pad and do not set an oven temperature within 30 seconds, the program will automatically cancel and the time of day will reappear in the display.

2.Press the ▲ or ▼ pad until the desired oven temperature is displayed.

The oven temperature can be set from 170° to 550° F.

350° will appear in the display when either ▲ or ▼ pad is pressed once.

Press and tap the ▲ or ▼ pad to change the oven temperature by 5° increments or press and hold the ▲ or ▼ pad to change the oven temperature by 10° increments.

100° or the actual oven temperature, whichever is higher, will appear in the display when the oven turns on.

The temperature in the display will increase in 5° increments until preset temperature is reached. A single beep will sound when the oven is preheated.

Allow 10 to 15 minutes for the oven to preheat.

To recall preset temperature during preheat, press the Bake pad. The temperature will be displayed for three seconds.

To change oven temperature during cooking, press the Bake pad, then press the ▲ or ▼ pad until the desired temperature is displayed.

3.Place food in the oven. Check food for doneness at the minimum cooking time.

4.At the end of cooking, press the Cancel pad to turn the oven off and remove the food from the oven.

The oven features an automatic shut-off.If the oven is left on for 12 hours it will automatically turn off and 000 will appear in the display. Press the Cancel pad and the time of day will reappear in the display.

Setting the Controls For Broiling:

(lower compartment - select models)

For best results, use pan designed for broiling.

1.Place broiler pan on recommended broiling compartment position shown in the chart below.

2. Press the Broil pad.

• SET will light and the Broil indicator light will flash in the display.

3.Press the ▲ pad to select Hi (high) broil or the ▼ pad to set Lo (low) broil.

Select Hi broil for normal broiling.

Select Lo broil for low temperature broiling to avoid excessive browning of longer cooking foods like poultry.

If you do not select Hi or Lo Broil within 30 seconds, the program will automatically cancel and the time of day will reappear in the display.

4.Follow the suggested times in the broil chart below. Meat should be turned once about halfway through cooking time.

5.After broiling, press Cancel to turn the oven off

and remove the broiler pan from the oven. The current time of day will reappear in the display.

Broiling Chart - Lower Compartment












Steaks, 1” thick



14 - 20 min.



Well Done


16 - 24 min.


Hamburger Patties, 3/4” thick

Well Done


16 - 24 min.







Ham, precooked 1/2” slice



8 - 12 min.


Chops, 1” thick

Well Done


18 - 25 min.







Chicken Pieces

Well Done


(Lo Broil 450° F)







Fish filets



8 - 12 min.


Fish steaks, 1” thick



10 - 15 min.






* Upper is the top position; middle is the lower position; bottom is the bottom of the broiler compartment (remove the rack).

** This chart is a suggested guide. The times may vary with the food being cooked.


Oven Cooking

Manual Clean Oven Knob

Control (select models)

Oven Temp Knob

The Oven Temp Knob is used to select and maintain the oven temperature. Always turn this knob just to the desired temperature. Do not turn to a higher temperature and then back.

Setting the Control for Baking and Roasting:

1.Push in and turn Oven Temp knob to desired temperature. Allow 10-15minutes for preheating.

2.Place food in the center of oven. Check food for doneness at minimum time in recipe. Cook longer if necessary.

3.Remove food from oven and turn Oven Temp knob to OFF.

Note: For additional baking, roasting and broiling tips, see “Cooking Made Simple” booklet.

Setting the Control for Broiling:

1.For best results, use a broiling pan. Place the broiler pan on recommended rack position (see chart on page 8).

2.Turn Oven Temp knob to BROIL or, for lower temperature broiling, to 450° F.

Lower temperature broiling avoids excessive browning of longer cooking foods such as poultry.

3.Follow the suggested times in the broil chart on page 8. Meat should be turned once about halfway through cooking time.

4.Check the doneness by cutting a slit in the meat near the center to check the color.

5.After broiling, turn the Oven Temp knob to OFF. Remove the broiler pan from the oven.