Frigidaire 316417012 User Manual

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Important Safety Instructions


Features at a Glance ......................



Before Setting Oven Controls


Setting Surface Controls



Oven Control Functions



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



Self Cleaning (Speed Clean) ..


Adjusting Oven Temperature.......


General Care & Cleaning



Before You Call



Solutions to Common Problems ........................



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

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p/n 316417012 rev C (0512)

Welcome & Congratulations

This Use & Care Manual contains general operating instructions for your range and feature information for several models. Your range may not have all the described features. Thegraphicsshownarerepresentational. The graphicson your rangemay not look exactly like those shown.

©2006 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved.


Important Safety Instructions

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

This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all instructions given.

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.

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.Installonlyperinstallationinstructionsprovided 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.

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 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.





Do not use the oven or warmer drawer (if equipped) for storage.

Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room.

Storage in or on Appliance—Flammablematerials should not be stored in an oven, warmer drawer, 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.

DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS, AREAS NEAR THESE UNITS, HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OFTHEOVEN. 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.

WearProperApparel—Loose-fittingorhanginggarmentsshould 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 orfoam-typeextinguisher.

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

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

Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers - Buildup of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.

Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to be stored or discarded.

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.

Important Safety Instructions


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 Elements—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 Elements 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.


Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warmer Drawer (if equipped)—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.


Clean in the self-cleaningcycle only the parts listed in this Use & Care Manual.Before self cleaning the oven, remove the broiler pan and any utensils or foods from the oven.

Do Not Use Oven Cleaners—Nocommercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven.

Do Not Clean Door Gasket—Thedoor gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket. •The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during theself-cleaningcycle of any range. Move birds to another



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 Cook on Broken Cook Top—Ifcook top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cook top and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

Clean Cook Top with Caution—Ifa wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid a steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Important Safety Notice

The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.



Before Setting Oven Controls

Oven Vent Location

The oven vent is located under the left side of the control panel

(See Fig. 1). When the oven is on, warm air passes through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK OVEN VENT.


Removing & Replacing Oven Racks


To remove, pull the rack forward until it stops. Lift up front of rack and slide


out. To replace, fit the rack onto the guides on the oven walls. Tilt the front

Fig. 1

of the rack upward and slide the rack back into place.


Arranging Oven Racks & Roasting Shelf


Recommended Rack Positions for Broiling, Baking & Roasting:


Rack Position

Broiling hamburgers & steaks

See Broil



Broiling meats, chicken or fish

See Broil

Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits

3 or 4

& Muffins


Frozen pies, angel food cake,


yeast, bread, casseroles, small


cuts of meat or poultry


Turkey, roast or ham (some models)

Roasting Shelf

Types of Oven Racks & Roasting Shelf

Your range may be equipped with one or more of the oven rack types shown; Flat Rack (Fig. 5) andRoasting Shelf (Fig. 6; some models). To maximize cooking space the Roasting Shelf should be used in the lowest rack position to roast large cuts of meat and poultry (See Fig. 2).


Oven Rack

Fig. 5




Roasting Shelf



positioned incorrectly

















Fig. 2


Correct Roasting


Shelf position

Fig. 4



Fig. 6

Place Roasting Shelf with care in rack position 7 (See Fig. 2). Be sure the Roasting Shelf is level and the front end of the shelf rests over the front ends of the oven rack glides on both sides of the oven interior (See Figs. 3 & 4)

Baking Layer Cakes with 1 or 2 Oven Racks

For best results when baking cakes using 2 oven racks, place cookware on rack positions 3 & 6 (See Fig. 7). For best results when using a single oven Flat Rack, place cookware on rack position 4 (See Fig. 8).

Air Circulation in the Oven

For best air circulation and baking



results allow 2-4"(5-10cm) around



the cookware for proper air circulation



and be sure pans and cookware do not



touch each other, the oven door, sides



or back of the oven cavity. The hot air



must be able to circulate around the



pans and cookware in the oven for


Fig. 8

even heat to reach around the food.

Fig. 7






Setting Surface Controls

Single Radiant Surface Elements (all models)

To Operate a Single Radiant Element:

1.Place correctly sized cookware on radiant surface element.

2.Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (Refer to the Suggested Radiant Surface Element Settings Table, Figs. 3 & 4). Start most cooking

operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. The surface 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. Each surface element provides a constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the surface heating area.

3. When cooking is complete, turn the surface element OFF before removing the cookware.

Note: TheElement On indicator lights will glow when one or more elements are turned ON. A


quick glance at these indicator lights when cooking is finished is an easy check to be sure all


control knobs are turned OFF. The Hot Surface indicator light will continue to glow AFTER the


control knob is turned to the “OFF” position and will glow until the heating surface area has cooled

Fig. 3



Suggested Radiant Surface

Element Settings Table

The suggested settings found in Fig. 4 are based when cooking with medium-weightaluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.


To Operate Dual Radiant Surface Elements (some models)

Symbols on the backguard are used to indicate which coil of the Dual Radiant element will heat. The symbol indicates the inner coil only. Thesymbol indicates both inner and outer coils will heat (See Figs. 1 & 2 andSuggested Radiant Surface Element Settings Table on previous page). You may switch from either coil setting at any time during cooking. Push in and turn the control knob in either direction to the desired setting as instructed above.Note: Areas that heat are shown in black.



Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they



have been turned off. The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur



if the glass surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.

Heating withinner (small)

Heating with both



Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers,

element only








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 surface elements.

Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass cooktop.If these items melt on the cooktop they will damage the ceramic cooktop.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Setting the Warming Zone (some models)

The purpose of the Warming Zone is to keep hot cooked foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. It is not recommended to heat cold food on the Warming Zone.

All food placed on the Warming Zone should be covered with a lid or aluminum foil to maintain quality. For best results, when warming pastries or breads, the cover should have an opening to allow moisture to escape. Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic may melt onto the surface and be very difficult to clean.

Use only dishware, utensils and cookware recommended for oven and cooktop use on the Warming Zone.

Warming Zone Recommended Food Settings Table

Food Item

Heating Level


LO (Low)


LO (Low)

Dinner Plates with Food

LO (Low)


LO (Low)


LO (Low)


MED (Medium)


MED (Medium)

Soups (cream)

MED (Medium)


MED (Medium)


MED (Medium)

Fried Foods

HI (High)

Hot Beverages

HI (High)

Soups (liquid)

HI (High)

Fig. 3

Setting the Warming Zone Control:

1.Push in either direction and turn the knob (See Fig 3). The temperatures are approximate, and are designated by HI, MED and LO. However, the control can be set at any position between HI and LO for different levels of warming.

2.When ready to serve, turn the control toOFF.TheWarmingZonewillremain warm until the indicator light goes OFF.

Temperature Selection - Refer to the

Warming Zone Recommended Food Settings Table (See Fig. 4). If a particular food is not listed, start with the medium level, and adjust as needed. Most foods can be kept at serving temperatures by using the medium level.

Note: Use the Warming Zone to keep cooked foods hot such as; vegetables, gravies, casseroles, soups, stews, breads, pastries and oven-safedinner plates.


Oven Control Functions

READTHEINSTRUCTIONSCAREFULLYBEFOREUSINGTHEOVEN.For satisfactory use of your oven, become familiar with the various pad functions of the oven as described below.



PAD— Used

PAD— Used to

to set the

enter the length of

time of day.

the baking time.





Used to select a


shorter 2 hour Self-


Clean cycle time.


UP and DOWN ARROW PADS— Used along with the function pads to select oven temperature, cook time, start time (when programming an automatic start time), time of day, clean time and minute timer.

BAKE PAD—Used to select the bake function.

FEATURE INDICATOR LIGHTS— These light to show which feature is in use.

BROIL PAD— Used to select the variable broil function.


Used to select a longer 3 hour Self-Cleancycle time.



Used to set or cancel the

PAD— Used to set

minute timer. The minute

the desired start

timer does not start or stop

time for baking &

cooking. Also,

Self-Clean.May be

TIMER ON/OFF pad is used

used with BAKE

to set the Continuous Bake

TIME to program a


delayed bake cycle.

OVEN, PREHEAT & DOOR LOCKED LIGHTS* — The "OVEN" lightwill glow each time the oven turns on to maintain the set oven temperature. The "PREHEAT" lightwill glow when the oven is first set to operate, or if the desired temperature is reset higher than the actual oven temperature. The "DOOR LOCKED" lightwill flash when the oven door locks and unlocks or when using the Self-

Clean cycle or the oven door lockout is activated.


Used to turn the interior oven light ON or OFF.

CLEAR/OFF PAD— Used to clear any function previously entered except the time of day and minute timer. Press

CLEAR/OFF to stop cooking. Also the CLEAR/ OFFpad is used to activate oven door lockout setting.

*Note: The OVEN indicator light on the electronic display will turn ON and OFF when using the Bake feature and during preheat. This is normal and indicates that the oven is cycling to maintain the selected baking temperature. When the preheat indicator light turns OFF, your oven is ready.

For a silent control panel

When choosing a function, a beep will be heard each time a pad is pressed. If desired, the control can be programmed

for silent operation. Press and hold . After 7 seconds,

the control will beep once. This will block the controls from sounding when a pad is pressed. To return the sound, press

and hold again for 7 seconds until the control beeps once.

Temperature conversion

The electronic oven control is set to operate in °F

(Fahrenheit) when shipped from the factory. The oven can be programmed for any temperature from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 287°C).

To change the temperature to °C (Celsius) or from °C to °F (control should not be in a Bake or Clean mode):

1.Press . "——"appears in the display.

2.Press and hold the until "HI" appears in the display.

3.Press and hold until °F or °C appears in the display.

4.Press the or to change °F to °C or °C to °F.

5.Press any control pad to return to normal operating mode.

Setting Oven Controls

Note: The time of daymust first be set in order to operate the oven.

To Set the Clock

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

1. Press once (do not hold pad down).

2.Within 5 seconds, press and hold the or until the correct time of day appears in the display.

Note: The clock cannot be changed during any timed bake orSelf-Cleancycle.