Frigidaire 316417134 User Manual

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Important Safety Instructions


Setting Surface Controls



Before Setting Oven Controls .......


Oven Control Functions



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



Adjusting Your Oven



Temperature (some models)..........


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



Before You Call



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



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

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Welcome & Congratulations

Congratulations on your purchase of a new range! At Electrolux Home Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

We know you’ll enjoy your new range and Thank You for choosing our product.

We hope you consider us for future purchases.


This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your range only as instructed in this manual. These instructions 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.

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

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

Product Registration

Be sure to register your product. The self-addressed PRODUCT

REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to

Electrolux Home Products.

Important Safety Instructions

Grounding Instructions

(electric ignition models only)

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adapter plug, an extension cord, or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.

This appliance is equipped with a3-pronggrounding plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle.DO NOT cut orREMOVE the grounding prong from this plug.

For personal safety this appliance must be properly grounded. For maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into an electrical outlet that is correctly polarized and properly grounded.

If a 2-prongwall receptacle is the only available outlet, it is the personal responsibility of the consumer to have it replaced with a properly grounded3-prongwall receptacle installed by a qualified electrician.

© 2007 Electrolux Home Products, Inc.


All rights reserved.


See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSpackaged with this appliance for complete installation & grounding instructions.

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.

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 other 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, servicer or the gas supplier.

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 Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.- latest edition, or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPANo.70-latestedition, or in Canada CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and local 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.

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


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

NEVERcoveranyslots,holesorpassagesinthe oven bottom or cover an entire rack with materials such as aluminumfoil.Doingsoblocksairflowthroughtheovenandmay causecarbonmonoxidepoisoning.Aluminumfoilliningsmaytrap heat, causing a fire hazard.

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.

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

Important Safety Instructions

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 BURNERS, AREAS NEAR THESE BURNERS, OVEN BURNERS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN. Both surface and oven burners may be hot even though flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners 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—Moistor damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.Do not let potholders touch hot heating burners. 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—ELECTRICIGNITIONMODELSONLY:Donot attempt to operate the oven during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the oven. If the oven is not turned off and the power resumes, the oven will begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.


Use Proper Flame Size—Adjustflame size so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the burner flame to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to flame will also improve efficiency.

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

•Always turn knob to the full LITE position when igniting top burners. Visually check that burner has lit. Then adjust the flame so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.

Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Burners—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 burners.


Never Leave Surface Burners Unattended at High Heat Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

Protective Liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line surface burner pans, or oven bottom, except as suggested in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.

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


Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warmer Drawer

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 below the backguard. 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.

Cold temperatures can damage the electronic control. When using the appliance for the first time, or when the appliance has not been used for an extended period of time, be certain the unit has been in temperatures above 32°F (0°C) for at least

3 hours before turning on the power to the appliance.


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. Refer to the range manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

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.


The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requirestheGovernorofCaliforniatopublishalistofsubstances 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.

Setting Surface Controls

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 wood spoons could catch fire if placed too close to a flame.

In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface burners can be lit manually. To light a surface burner, hold a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. After burner lights push in and turn knob to desired setting. Use CAUTION when lighting surface burners manually.







Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the utensil. A higher flame simply wastes heat and energy, and increases your risk of being being burned by the flame.

Setting Surface Controls

Always select cookware that is suitable for the amount and type of food being prepared. Set a flame size appropriate to the pan. Never allow flames to extend beyond the outer edge of the pan.

Each burner lights automatically from an electric ignitor each time a control knob is turned to the LITE position.

Operating the Surface Burners

1.Place cooking utensil on surface burner.

2.Push the surface control knob in and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF position.

3.Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position. Note: All four electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.

3.Visually check that the burner has lit.

4.Push the control knob in and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular setting. Use the guides and adjust the flame as needed.DO NOT cook with the surface control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the knob is left in the LITE position.)

Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size

For most cooking: Start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the recommendations below as a guide for determining proper flame size for various types of cooking. The size and type of utensil used and the amount of food being cooked will influence the setting needed for cooking.

For deep fat frying: Use a thermometer & adjust the surface control knob accordingly. If the fat is too cool, the food will absorb the fat and be greasy. If the fat is too hot, the food will brown so quickly that the center will be undercooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once as the food will neither brown nor cook properly.

*Flame Size

Type of Cooking

High Flame

Start most foods; bring water to a boil; pan broiling.

Medium Flame

Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces, gravies; steaming.

Low Flame

Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.

*These settings are based on using medium-weightmetal or aluminum cookware with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of cookware.The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue & nearly invisible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady & sharp. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yelloworange.


Before Setting Oven Controls

Oven Vent Location

The oven vent is located below the backguard. When the oven is on, warm air is released through this vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK THE OVEN VENT.

Arranging Oven Racks


OPERATING THE OVEN). Always use oven mitts when using the oven.

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

Arranging Oven Racks with 6 Rack Positions

To bake on a single rack, place the rack on position 2 or 3. To bake on 2 racks,place the racks on positions 1 & 3.

Recomended Rack Positions for Broiling, Baking & Roasting:


Rack Position

Broiling meats, chicken or fish.

4 or 5

Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & muffins.

2 or 3

Frozen pies, angel food cake, yeast, bread, casseroles, small


cuts of meat or poultry.


Turkey, roast or ham.

1 or Roasting Shelf




Oven Control Functions

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

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

BAKE PAD—Usedto select the bake function.


Used to select the variable broil function.

TIMER ON/OFF PAD— Used to set or cancel the minute timer. The minute timer does not start or stop cooking.

UP & DOWN ARROW PADS— Used along with the function pads to select oven temperature, time of day, clean time & minute timer.

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

CLEAR/OFF to stop cooking.


Oven Control Functions

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 .

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

To Set the Minute Timer:

1.Press .

2.Press the to increase the time in one minute increments. Press and hold theto increase the time in 10 minute increments. The timer can be set for any amount of time from 1 minute to 11 hours and 59 minutes.

Note: If you press thefirst, the timer will advance to 11 hours and 59 minutes.

3.The display shows the timer count down in minutes until one minute remains. Then the display will count down in seconds.

4.When the set time has run out, the timer will sound a 3 second beep. 0:00 will appear in the display until is pressed.

Note: While the minute timer is counting down, the “:” will flash. The minute timer does not start or stop cooking. It serves as an extra timer in the kitchen that will beep when the set time has run out. The minute timer can be used alone or during any of the other oven functions. When the minute timer is in use with any other function, the minute timer will be shown in the display. To view other functions, press the pad for that function.

To Change the Minute Timer while it is in use:

While the timer is active and shows in the display, press and hold the or to increase or decrease the time.

To Cancel the Minute Timer before the set time has run out: Press .

Changing the Temperature Display Mode (some models)

The electronic oven control temperature display mode was factory preset to display (Fahrenheit) °F oven tempertaures. Note: Oven cooking temperatures may be set from 170°F to 550°F (77°C to 287°C).

To change the Temperature Display Mode to °C (Celsius) or from °C to °F (do not use Bake or Broil while changing the Temperature Display Mode):

1.Press & hold the key pad for6-8seconds untilF orC appears in the display.Note: At this time the display will show the current Temperature Display Mode whether set forF orC .

2.Press the key pad once to choose the (Fahrenheit) °F mode; or press thekey pad once to choose the (Celsius) °C mode.

3.After 5 seconds, the display will flash. To accept the change, wait 5 more seconds until the oven control beeps once. To complete the change skip step 4 below, OR;

4.If at any time during the process of changing the Temperature Display Mode (F orC ) you decide the change is not desired, press thekey pad before the oven control beeps once tocancel the process.

5.The control will beep once. The display will then return to the time of day with any temperature display mode change you may have requested.


Setting Oven Controls

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

To Set or Change the Temperature for Baking

The oven can be programmed to bake at any temperature from 170°F to 500°F.

To Set the Controls for Baking:

1.Press . "— ——°"appears in the display.

2.Within 5 seconds, press the or . The display will show "350°F." By pressing and holding the or , the temperature can then be adjusted in 5°F increments.

3.When the or is released, the oven will begin heating to the selected temperature. When the displayed temperature reaches the desired baking temperature, the control will beep once.

4.To cancel the baking function, press .

To Change the Oven Temperature after Baking has Started:

1.Press and make sure the bake temperature is displayed.

2.Press the or to increase or decrease the set temperature.


Setting Oven Controls

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

To Broil

1.Slide broiler drawer out to the stop position.

2.Remove broiler pan & insert (See Fig. 1).

3.Position rack before setting control; while range is cool.

4.Position rack by tilting front of rack up & pulling rack out from locating holes in rear of broiler drawer. Reposition back of rack in the desired locating holes & allow front of rack to slide down into the corresponding slots in front of broiler drawer (See Fig. 2). NOTE: For mediumrare meats, position the rack closer to the burner (upper position). For medium foods use middle position. Forwell-donefoods such as chicken, lobster tails or thick cuts of meat, position the rack further from the burner (lower position).

5.Place insert on broiler pan, then place meat on insert. DO NOT use the broiler pan without the insert.DO NOT cover the insert with aluminum foil. The exposed fat could ignite.

6.Place broiler pan on rack; make sure the broiler pan with the insert is positioned as shown (See Fig.1). Be sure front of pan is positioned correctly in rack.

7.Slide the broiler drawer all the way into the range. Press on Oven Control.

Fig. 2

Fig. 1

Fig. 3

NOTE: The broiler pan & insert allows grease to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler (See Fig. 3).DO NOT use the pan without the insert.DO NOT cover the insert with foil; the exposed grease could ignite.

8.Press and hold the or until the desired broil setting level appears in the display. Press theforHI (high) broil or theforLO (low) broil. Most foods can be broiled at theHI broil setting. Select theLO broil setting to avoid excess browning or drying of foods that should be broiled to thewell-donestage.

9.Broil on one side until food is browned; turn and cook on the second side. Note: Always pull the rack out to the stop position before turning or removing food.

10.When broiling is finished, press .

11.When removing broiler pan from broiler drawer always use pot holders.

DO NOT use the broiler drawer for storage. Items placed in the broiler drawer will catch fire.

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


Adjusting Your Oven Temperature (some models)

Your new oven has been factory calibrated and tested to ensure an accurate baking temperature. For the first few uses, follow your recipe times and temperature recommendations carefully. If you feel your oven is too hot or too cool from your baking experience, the oven temperature may be adjusted to your liking.

Note: DO NOT adjust your oven temperature based on oven thermometers, such as those found in grocery stores, they may not be accurate.

To Adjust the Oven Temperature (do not use Bake or Broil while adjusting the oven temperature):

1.Press & hold the key pad and release after the display begins flashing the factory temperature setting of00.

Note: If the oven temperature has been previously adjusted from the factory setting, the current temperature adjusted value will flash in the display instead.

2.You may increase the oven temperature in 5°F increments with each press of the key pad to a maximum oven adjustment

of +35°F. You may also adjust the oven temperature downward in 5°F increments with each press of the key pad ( total adjustment range of-35 to +35 F.Note: Your oven control was factory set in the (Fahrenheit) °F Temperature Display Mode.

To change for (Celsius) °C, see Changing the Temperature Display Mode in the Oven Control Functions section of this Use & Care Manual.

3.If no other key pad is pressed after 5 seconds the display will begin to flash.

4.If you do not want to keep the display adjustment, press thekey pad before the oven control beeps. This will cancel the temperature adjustment procedure. To start this procedure over again begin with step 1 aboveOR;

5.If you want to keep the adjustment, wait until the display quits flashing and the oven control beeps once.

6.The oven temperature adjustment has be accepted by the oven control and the display will return to the time of day.

Notes: The oven temperature adjustment may be made if your oven control has been set to operate in the (Celsius) °C

Temperature Display Mode. In this case each press of theorkey will adjust in 1°C increments upward (maximum +18°C) or downward (maximum-18°C),depending on which arrow key pad is pressed.