Frigidaire 316135928 User Manual

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Coil Surface Elements

Porcelain Enamel or

Continuous Cleaning

Oven Interior




Product Registration .........................................................


Versión en español ...........................................................


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS...............................


Setting Surface Controls ...................................................


Before Setting Oven Controls ...........................................


Setting the Clock and Minute Timer .................................


Oven Control - Bake and Broil ..........................................


Oven Cleaning ..................................................................


General Cleaning .......................................................


Changing Cooktop and/or Oven Lights ..........................


Avoid Service Checklist ..............................................


Notes ..............................................................................


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



This Owner's Guide contains general operating instructions for your range and feature information for several models. Your range will not have all the described features.

316135928 (0101)

Product Registration

Register Your Product

The self-addressedPRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to Frigidaire Home Products.

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Frigidaire Home Products

P. O. Box 360797

Strongsville, OH 44136

Thank you for choosing this range. The information contained within thisOwner's Guide will instruct you on how to properly operate and care for your range. Please read through the information contained in your literature pack to learn more about your new range.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers. The numbers are found on the serial plate located under the lift-upcooktop for models equipped with a coil cook tops.

Model Number: ____________________________________________________

Serial Number: _____________________________________________________

Date of Purchase: __________________________________________________

This Owner's Guide contains general operating instructions for your range and feature information for several models. Your range may not have all the described features. The graphics shown are representational. The graphics on your range may not look exactly like those shown.

Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

© 2000 White Consolidated Industries


All rights reserved



Read all instructions before using this appliance. Save these instructions for future reference.

This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of these symbols.

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.

•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—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70 latest edition and local electrical code requirements.Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this range.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

•User servicing—Donot 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 range.

•Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tipbrackets/screws, or any other part of the product.

All ranges can tip.

Injury to persons could result.

Install anti-tipdevice packed with range.

See Installation Instructions.

To reduce the risk of tipping, the range must be secured by properly installedanti-tipbracket provided with the range. To check if the bracket is installed properly, visually check that rear leveling leg is inserted into and fully secured by theanti-tipbracket by removing lower panel or storage drawer. Refer to the Installation Instructions for proper antitip bracket installation.

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 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.

Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room.

•Storage in or on Appliance—Flammablematerials should not be stored in an oven, near surface units 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.

•Do Not Leave Children Alone—Childrenshould 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 appliance.


Both surface units and oven heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units 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-fittingor 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—Smotherthe fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foamtype extinguisher.

•When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.

•Use Only Dry Potholders—Moistor damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.Do not let potholders touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.

•Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildupof 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.

IMPORTANT—Donot attempt to operate the range during a power failure.If the power fails, always turn off the range. If the range is not turned off and the power resumes, the range will begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.




•Know which knob controls each surface heating unit. Place a pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and turn the unit off before removing the pan.

•Use Proper Pan Size—Thisappliance is equipped with one or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to element will also improve efficiency.

•Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units—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 units.

•Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat Settings

Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

•Do Not Immerse or Soak Removable Heating Elements—

Heating elements should never be immersed in water. Heating elements clean themselves during normal operation.

•Glazed Cooking Utensils—Onlycertain types of glass, glass/ ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for cook top service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cook top use.

•When flaming foods under a ventilating hood, turn the fan on.


•Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in Place—Absence of these pans or bowls during cooking may subject wiring or components underneath to damage.

•Protective Liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line surface unit drip bowls, or reflector pans. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.


•Use Care When Opening Oven Door —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 oven.

•Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven vent is located under the left rear surface element if your model is equipped with coil elements. The oven vent is located below the backguard for models equipped with ceramic-glass cook tops. 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.

•Protective Liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line the oven bottom. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.


•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.

•Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Alwaysfollow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use.Be aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and injury.

•Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently—Greaseshould not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter.Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.


•Do Not Use Oven Cleaners on the oven liner or any of the continuous cleaning surfaces. Continuous cleaning surfaces can be identified by their rough surface finish.


Setting Surface Controls for Models with Coil Elements

Surface Unit Control

Simmer Select Surface Unit Control

To Operate the Surface Element

1.Place cooking utensil on the surface element.

2.Push in and turn the Surface Control knob in either direction to the desired setting. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. The control knobs do not have to be set exactly on a particular mark. Use the marks as a guide and adjust the control knob as needed.

3.When cooking is completed, turn the surface element off before removing the pan. Note: The surface signal light will glow when one or more elements are turned on. A quick glance at the signal light(s) when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all control knobs are turned off.

To Operate Simmer Select Surface Unit (If equipped)

The right side of the control knob allows you to use the Simmer Select unit as you would any normal surface unit on the medium to high settings.

The left side of the control knob is used to operate the Simmer Select feature. This feature allows the element to heat at a much lower temperature than when used as a normal surface unit. This allows you to precisely simmer delicate foods.

You may switch between normal cooking and Simmer Select at any time during the cooking process. Be sure to set the knob indicator between MAX andMIN for simmering or betweenMED andHI for normal cooking.

NOTE: The unit will not operate if the knob is positioned in the space between

MAX and MED.

The suggested settings found in the chart below are based on cooking in medium-weightaluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.






Type of Cooking



HIGH (HI - 9)

Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling


MEDIUM HIGH (7 - 8) Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry



MEDIUM (5 - 6)

Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies,


steam vegetables


MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4) Keep foods cooking, poach, stew



LOW (LO - 1)

Keep warm, melt, simmer






Larger quantities of food, stews and soups




Smaller quanitites of food, delicate foods, melting


chocolate or butter

Note: The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

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 wooden spoons could catch fire if placed too close to the element.


Before Setting Oven


Oven Vent Location

For models equipped with coil surface elements, the oven vent is located under the left rear surface element. For models equipped with aceramic-glasscook top the oven vent is locatedbelow the backguard. When the oven is on, warm air is released through the vents. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results.

Arranging 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.


To bake on 1 rack, place the rack on position 3 or 4. To bake on 2 racks,place the racks on positions 2 and 4. Convection ranges are equipped with 3 racks and should be placed in positions 1, 3 and 4.


Setting the Clock and Minute Timer

(some models)

: Flashing indicates Minute Timer mode

Your model may be equipped with the clock shown below. Follow the instructions to set the clock and minute timer on your range. Not all manual clean ranges are equipped with a clock.

To Set the Clock

When the range is first plugged in, or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, "12:00" will flash in the display window.

1.Push .

2.Push in and holdoruntil the correct time appears in the display.Advances time,reverses time.

To Set the Minute Timer

1.Push , "0:00" will appear in the display window. The timer can be set for any amount of time from 00:01 minute to 12:00 hours.

2.Push in and holduntil the correct amount of time appears in the

display.Advances time,reverses time. The minute timer will automatically start when the button is released. The “:” will flash to indicate Minute Timer mode.

3.When the set time has passed, the control will display "0:00" and beep three times. The timer will continue to beep untilis pressed.

4.Pushto cancel the timer and return to the clock mode.


Oven Control - Bake

and Broil

Temperature Control Knob

Selector Knob

The broiler pan and its grid allow dripping grease to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler. DO NOT use the pan without its grid.DO NOT cover the grid with foil. The exposed grease could ignite.

To Bake

1.Arrange oven racks while the oven is still cool. See "Arranging Oven Racks' under Before Setting Oven Controls.

2.Turn the Temperature Control knob counter-clockwiseto the desired temperature.

3.Turn the Selector knob (if equipped) to BAKE.

4.Preheat the oven for 10 to 12 minutes before baking. Preheating is not necessary when roasting, cooking casseroles or broiling most foods.

5.When cooking is finished, turn the Temperature Control knob to OFF.

To Broil

1.Arrange oven rack while oven is still cool. For rare meats, position the broiler pan closer to the element (upper position). For well-conefoods such as chicken, lobster tails or thick cuts of meat, position the pan further from the element (lower position).

2.Turn the Temperature Control knob counter-clockwiseto Broil and the Selector Control knob to any position between HI Broil and LO Broil. Most foods can be broiled at the HI Broil Setting. Select a lower broil setting to avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be cooked to thewell-donestage. To sear rare steaks, allow the element to become red-hot—about2minutes—beforeplacing food in the


3.Place the grid on the broiler pan, then place the food on the grid. DO NOT use the broiler pan without the grid or cover the grid with aluminum foil. The exposed fat could ignite.

4. Place the pan on the oven rack. Leave the door open at the broil stop position while broiling. The door will stay in this position without closing.

5.Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Season and serve. Note:

Always pull the rack out to the stop position before turning or removing food.

6.When broiling is finished, turn the Temperature Control and Selector Control knobs to OFF.

Should an oven fire occur, close the oven door and turn off the oven. If the fire continues, throw baking soda on the fire or use a fire extinguisher.DO NOT put water or flour on the fire. Flour may be explosive.


Oven Cleaning

Follow these cleaning precautions:

Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.

Wear rubber gloves when cleaning the appliance manually.


Ammonia must be rinsed before operating the oven. Provide adequate ventilation.

DO NOTuse oven cleaners, gritty cleansers, coarse abrasive pads or brushes, silicone sprays or metal scrapers on the interior walls, oven frame or ceiling of a continuous cleaning oven. Permanent damage to the oven may result.

DO NOT line the oven walls, bottom, racks or any other part of the appliance 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).

Porcelain Enamel Oven

Porcelain has a smooth finish and is a type of glass fused to metal. Oven cleaners can be used on all interior oven surfaces.

General Cleaning

Remove soils using hot, soapy water. Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, saukerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the surface as they may cause a dull spot even after cleaning.

To Remove Heavy Soil

1.Allow a dish of ammonia to sit in the oven overnight or for several hours with the oven door closed. Clean softened spots using hot, soapy water. Rinse well with water and a clean cloth.

2.If soil remains, use a soap-filledscouring pad or a nonabrasive cleaner. If necessary, use an oven cleaner following manufacturer's instructions.DO NOT mix ammonia with other cleaners.

3.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. Clean with hot, soapy water. Rinse well using clean water and a cloth.

Adhere to the following precautions when using oven cleaners:

1.DO NOT spray on the electrical controls or switches because it could cause a short circuit and result in sparking or fire.

2.DO NOT allow a film from the cleaner to build up on the temperature sensing bulb; it could cause the oven to heat improperly. (The bulb is located in the rear of the oven.) Carefully wipe the bulb clean after each oven cleaning, being careful not to move the bulb. A change in its position could affect how the oven bakes. Avoid bending the bulb and capillary tube.

3.DO NOT spray any cleaner on the oven door trim or gasket, broiler drawer glides, handles or any exterior surfaces of the range, plastic or painted surfaces. The cleaner can damage these surfaces.

Continuous Cleaning Oven (some models)

Continuous cleaning ovens have a special coating which is a porous ceramic material. This rough coating tends to prevent grease spatters from forming little beads which run down the side walls leaving streaks that require hand cleaning. Instead, when spatter hits the porous coating, it disperses and is partially absorbed. This spreading action increases the exposure of oven soil to heated air, making it less noticeable.

Soil may not disappear completely. Remaining soil will gradually fade with continued oven use.The special coating works best on small amounts of spatter. Larger spills, or spills generating from sugar, egg and dairy mixtures, do not clean as well.

If difficult soils occur:

1.Remove the oven racks and cookware.

2.Remove soils by completing steps a orb below:

a)Use hot, soapy water and wash soils using a nylon-bristlybrush or a nylon mesh scouring pad.DO NOT rub or scrub with paper towels, cloths or sponges. They will leave lint on the oven coating.

b)Apply ammonia with a sponge and dab it into the porous coating. Leave the ammonia on the soiled area for 30 minutes.

3.Rinse with clear water.

4.Close the oven door and push in and turn the Temperature Control knob to 450°F (230°C).

5.Operate oven for 15 minutes.

6.Remaining soil will fade with continued oven use.


General Cleaning

Cleaning Various Parts of Your Range

Before cleaning any part of the range, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the range is cool. Remove spillovers and heavy soiling as soon as possible. Regular cleanings will reduce the effort required for major cleanings later.


How to Clean

Aluminum (Trim Pieces) & Vinyl

Use hot, soapy water and a cloth. Dry with a clean cloth.



Glass, Painted and Plastic Control

For general cleaning, use hot, soapy water and a cloth. For more difficult soils

Knobs, Body Sides, and Decorative

and built-up grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on


soil for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use






abrasive cleaners on any of these materials; they can scratch. To remove






control knobs, turn to the OFF position; grasp firmly and pull straight off the






shaft. To replace knobs after cleaning, line up the flat sides of both the knob






and the shaft; then push the knob into place.



Stainless Steel, Chrome Control Panel,

Before cleaning the control panel, turn all controls to OFF and remove the

Decorative Trim

control knobs. To remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using






hot, soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with a clean water and a dishcloth.






Cover stubborn spots with an ammonia-soakedpaper towel for 30 to 40






minutes. Rinse. Be sure to squeeze excess water from the cloth before wiping






the panel; especially when wiping around the controls. Excess water in or






around the controls may cause damage to the appliance. Cleaners made






especially for stainless steel such as Stainless Steel Magic, trademark of Magic






American Corp., or similar products are recommended. Always follow the






manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to rinse the cleaners as bluish stains may






occur during heating and cannot be removed. To replace knobs after cleaning,






line up the flat sides of both the knob and the shaft; then push the knob into









Porcelain Enamel Broiler Pan and

Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with

Insert, Door Liner

a 1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots






with an ammonia-soakedpaper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean






water and a damp cloth, and then scrub with a soap-filledscouring pad. Rinse






and 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 cooktop.



Oven Racks

Oven racks may be removed or left in the oven during the self-cleancycle for






cleaning. If removed, clean by using a mild, abrasive cleaner following











manufacturer's instructions. Rinse with clean water and dry.
















If the racks are cleaned in the self-cleancycle, their color will turn slightly blue











and the finish will be dull. After the self-cleancycle is complete, and the oven
















has 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 rack positions).



Oven Door

To clean oven door, wash with hot, soapy water and a clean cloth. DO NOT






immerse the door in water.






DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The oven door gasket is made of a silicone






rubber material, on non self cleaning models, which is essential for a good






seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or remove the gasket.