Amana ACS3380 User Manual
Covering Amana Models ACS3350 and ACS3380
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Important Safety Information ..............
Adjusting Surface Burner Flame .........
Adjusting Oven Burner Flame ............
Cookware Recommendations ............
Using the Range .................................
Displays and Signals ........................
Using the Oven Control ....................
Care and Cleaning ............................
Amana Warranty ..............................
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What You Need to Know about Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual 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 range.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
To reduce risk of the appliance tipping, it must be secured by a
To avoid personal injury, do not
sit, stand or lean on oven door
installed properly, remove the storage drawer or panel and look
or oven drawer.
under the range with a flashlight. Bracket must be engaged in
the rear corner of the range.
• ALL RANGES CAN TIP
INJURY TO PERSONS
To avoid risk of electrical shock,
personal injury, or death, verify
your range has been properly
grounded and always
disconnect it from main power
supply before servicing.
If the information in this manual is
not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury
— Do not store or use gasoline or
DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS OR AREAS NEAR BURNERS—
other flammable vapors and
Areas near surface burners may become hot enough to cause burns.
liquids in the vicinity of this or
During and after use do not touch, let clothing or other flammable
any other appliance.
materials touch or contact surface burners or areas near surface burners
until they have had enough time to cool. These areas include the
— What To Do If You
rangetop and backguard.
Do not try to light any
Do not touch any electrical
DO NOT TOUCH GAS BURNERS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF
• Do not use any phone in your
Immediately call your gas
During and after use do not touch, let clothing or other flammable
supplier from a neighbor’s
materials touch, or contact heated interior surfaces of the oven until they
phone. Follow the gas
have had enough time to cool. Other range surfaces that may become
hot enough to cause burns are the oven door and oven vent at the
If you cannot reach your gas
supplier, call the fire
— Installation and service must
To avoid fire or smoke damage,
be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency or the
remove any flammable materials from storage drawer. Items like
plastic containers and paper manuals can melt or burn.
clean excess spills before starting a
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (cont'd)
2.Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room.
3.Do Not Leave Children
6.Storage in or on
7.Do Not Use Water On Grease
8.Use Only Dry
Do not let potholder touch elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
California Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65)
The Governor of California is required 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.
This appliance may contain or produce a chemical or chemicals which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. To reduce the risk from substances in the fuel or from fuel combustion, make sure this appliance is installed, operated and maintained according to the instructions provided.
1. Use Proper Pan
appliance is equipped with one or more surface burners of different sizes. Select utensils
having flat bottoms large
enough to cover the surface burner. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Use of oversized utensils concentrates heat on cooking surface and can cause damage to range. Proper relationship of utensil to burner improves efficiency.
2.Never Leave Surface Burners
3.Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in
6.Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extended Over Adjacent Surface
To avoid delayed or improper ignition, do not obstruct the flow of combustion or ventilation air.
Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION (cont'd)
1. Use Care When Opening
2.Do Not Heat Unopened Food
pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.
3.Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed.
4.Placement of Oven
1.Do Not Clean Door
2.Do Not Use Oven
3.Clean Only Parts Listed in Manual.
5.Remove All Items From Rangetop and Backguard.
Fires can occur as a result of over cooking or excessive grease. Though a fire is
unlikely, if one occurs, proceed as follows:
Surface Burner Fire
1.Smother the fire with a nonflammable lid or baking soda, or use a Class ABC or BC extinguisher.
Not water. Not salt. Not flour.
2.As soon as it is safe to do so, turn the surface controls to OFF. Turn off power at main circuit breaker or fuse box. Turn off gas supply.
1.If you see smoke from your oven, do not open oven door.
2.Turn off oven.
3.As an added precaution, turn off power at main circuit breaker or fuse box. Turn off gas supply.
4.Turn on vent to remove smoke.
5.Allow food or grease to burn itself out in oven.
6.If smoke and fire persist, call fire department.
7.If there is any damage to components, call an authorized servicer before using range.
1.Clean Ventilating Hoods
2.When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
In Case of Fire
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Adjusting Surface Burner Flame
Adjustments must conform to all local, municipal and state building
codes, and local utility regulations.
Placing burner caps
Burner cap must be correctly seated on the burner base for proper operation
of the burner. Verify cap is properly aligned and leveled by moving the burner
cap around on burner base while rangetop is cool.
• The cap should not be loose.
• The pegs in the burner base should fit into the recess on the underside
of burner cap.
•Cap should be the correct size for each burner base.
•Cap must be clean and dry for proper ignition.
•Place grate over cap and burner base once cap is properly placed.
Testing and adjusting surface burner flame
A properly adjusted surface burner on a high setting has flames that are clean and blue with a distinct inner cone approximately 1/4 to1/2" long. Some yellow flame is normal when burning LP/Propane.
• See Delayed Ignition section in Important Safety Information for safety
warnings and procedures.
Flames will not be a uniform size around the cap. This distribution
around the cap and grate allows for optimal heating.
• If burner flame is blowing or noisy, airflow should be reduced to the burner (close air shutter).
•If burner flame is weak and does not hold its shape, airflow should be increased to the burner (open air shutter).
Adjusting the surface burner’s air shutter
1.Ignite burner and evaluate flame. See Testing and adjusting surface burner flame, above.
2.Turn off all surface burners and disconnect electrical supply.
2.Remove access covers located under burner control panel.
•Each cover is attached with a screw.
3.Using a small screwdriver, adjust air shutter depending upon appearance of the burner flame.
•Slide air shutters using the screwdriver.
•Air shutter should be moved by 1/16 to1/8" at a time.
4.Connect electrical supply.
5.Check flame adjustment.
6.Disconnect electrical supply if further adjustments are needed.
7.When adjustments are completed, replace access covers.
Adjusting Oven Burner Flame
Adjustments must conform to all local, municipal and state building codes, and local utility regulations.
Testing and adjusting the bake and broil burner flames
Properly adjusted oven burner flames are blue with a distinct blue inner cone approximately 1/2" long. When using natural gas, flame should not have any yellow flame when burning. Some yellow flame when burning LP/Propane gas is normal.
Flame should not be visible in oven cavity when burning and should not extend into the oven cavity beyond the removable oven bottom.
See Delayed Ignition section in Important Safety Information for safety warnings and procedures.
Adjusting bake burner’s air shutter
1.Disconnect electrical supply.
2.Remove oven bottom when oven is cool.
3.Remove storage drawer.
4.Locate and remove 2 screws attaching
•Cover plate located in center, rear of storage drawer cavity.
•Removing cover plate exposes oven burner orifice and air shutter
5.From front of range, locate bake burner air shutter.
6.Loosen air shutter lock screw and open or close air shutter.
•Air shutter should be moved by 1/16" to1/8" at a time.
•If burner flame is blowing or noisy, reduce airflow to the burner (close air shutter)
•If burner flame is yellow and does not hold its shape, increase airflow to the burner (open air shutter).
7.Tighten air shutter screw.
8.Connect electrical supply.
9.Test oven bake burner flame for proper adjustment. If not adjusted properly, disconnect electrical supply and repeat steps 5, 6 and 7.
10.Replace cover plate and storage drawer.
11.When oven is again cool, replace oven bottom.
Adjusting broil burner’s air shutter
Broiler flame should appear hazy or fuzzy. Haze should be approximately 3/8 inch thick. Because broiler has a fixed orifice it can not be adjusted. Broiler does not have an air shutter.
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Flat Pan Test
For best cooking results, use a pan with a flat bottom. To determine if pan has a flat bottom:
1.Rotate a ruler along bottom of pan. If pan is not flat, gaps between bottom of pan and edge of ruler can be seen.
2.A small groove or mark on a pan does not affect cooking times. However, if a pan has a gap, formed rings, or an uneven bottom, it does not cook efficiently and in some cases may not boil liquids.
What Should You Consider in Cookware?
Flat bottomed cookware.
Cookware with rounded or warped bottoms.
Heavy gauge metal cookware.
Light gauge metal cookware.
Handles that are secure, that are not
Cookware with loose or broken handles or
heavy enough to tilt pan.
heavy handles that tip pan when empty.
Proper pan size.
Cookware that is smaller than or greater than
burner grate by 1 inch.
Flat bottomed wok
Wok with a ringstand on bottom.
Does not cover burner
More than 1 inch overhang
Can I can?
Canning is not recommended with any of the Amana gas ranges or cooktops due to the intense heat and large cookware required to can.
The high, sustained heat generated by the canning cookware overheats both the burners and the surface of the range or cooktop. This may cause damage to burners, knobs, or finish, and may even cause overheating of surrounding walls.
Damage incurred by canning, or attempting to can, is not covered under warranty.
Heats and cools quickly. Use for frying, braising,
Heats and cools at moderate rate. Use for soups,
sauces, vegetables, general cooking.
Copper Clad /
Heats and cools quickly. Use for gourmet cooking,
wine sauces, egg dishes.
Heats and cools slowly. Use for low heat cooking,
Heating speed depends on base metal in the
cookware. Use for low heat cooking.
Heats and cools slowly. Use for low heat cooking.
Using the Range
Setting Surface Burner Controls
Burner should ignite within 4 seconds. If burner does not ignite within 4 seconds, turn control knob to OFF position and follow directions in Placing Burner Caps section.
See Delayed Ignition section in Important Safety
Information for safety warnings and procedures.
1. Push in and turn knob to LITE.
•Burner should ignite within 4 seconds.
2.After gas ignites, turn control to desired setting.
•Knobs do not have distinct ‘clicks’.
•Use HI to bring food to boiling temperatures. When food is boiling temperature setting should be reduced.
•After lighting burner do not operate for long periods of time without cookware on grate. The finish on the grate can chip without cookware to absorb the heat.
•Flame size should match the size of the pan. Do not allow flame to extend up the sides of the pan. This can cause clothing to ignite, make the handle hot, or cause burns.
3.When finished cooking, turn control to OFF position.
To avoid risk of serious personal injury, property damage, or fire, do not leave surface burners unattended while in operation. Grease and spillovers may ignite causing a fire.
If These Controls
Are Different From Yours
The control descriptions are intended to show the variety of features that are available in the product line. If your range does not have all the features that are shown, it is not a mistake. The information provided applies to several of the available models.
WHEN TO USE SETTING
Use to prepare food at less than boiling
temperatures or to simmer.
Use to maintain boiling of larger amounts of food,
low temperature frying and to maintain correct
pressure in a pressure cooker.
Use to bring food to boiling temperatures. When
food is boiling temperature setting should be
reduced to LO through MED.
During a Power Outage
Although the system that lights the burners is electric, surface burners can be ignited during a power outage. Never attempt to light bake or broil burners (oven burners) during a power failure.
1.Hold match at base of desired surface burner.
2.Push in burner control knob and turn to LITE position.
3.After gas ignites, remove match from burner and turn burner control knob to desired setting.
Adjusting Burner Flame Size
•While turning the burner control knob, watch the burner flame.
•Flame size should match the size of the pan.
•Flames that extend up the sides of the pan can ignite clothing, make the handle hot, or cause burns.
Display and Signals
Displays temperature and cooking method or function of oven.
There are words in the display that never actually display.
The display is used for many different models of ranges. Depending on the model, certain words or symbols may never be highlighted or become visible.
When time elapses, timer beeps three, one second tones and then one beep approximately every six to eight seconds.
After setting oven to bake and selecting a temperature, oven preheats. When oven reaches set temperature, oven signals a single audible beep.
Displays while bake is set and used.
Displays when oven is heating
Displays when delayed bake or
set. Oven is not heating.
Displays when setting the stop time for a delayed
Displays when a broil is set and used.
LOCK flashes while oven door is locking and
remains in display while door is locked. After
cycle is complete and oven has cooled to a safer
temperature, LOCK no longer displays and door
can be opened.
When a timed cooking cycle is complete, the oven will beep three tones approximately one second apart, followed by one second beeps every six to eight seconds for five minutes.