Frigidaire 318200657(0203) User Manual

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


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


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


Grounding Instructions ....................................................


Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion ...............


Flame Size .........................................................................


Proper Burner Adjustment ................................................


Setting Surface Control


Venturi (open) Burner Models .....................................


Sealed Burner Models ..................................................


Electric Ignition ...........................................................


Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils ..................................


Specialty Pans & Trivets ...................................................


Canning Tips & Information .............................................


General Cleaning


Cleaning Various Parts of your Cooktop ......................


Venturi (open) Burner Models ...................................


Sealed Burner Models ..........................................


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


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


318200657 (0203) Rev. D

Product Registration

Register Your Product

The PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARDshould be filled in completely, signed and returned to Electrolux Home Products North America.

© 2001 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 special 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 wrap before using the cooktop. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the cooktop. Never allow children to play with packaging material. Do not remove the model/serial plate attached to the cooktop.

Proper Installation—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 latest edition in the United States, or in Canada CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/ CGA B149.2, and the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No.70—latestedition in United States, or in Canada CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and local code requirements.Install and/or adjust only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this cooktop.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to shut off gas supply at the meter and disconnect the electrical power to the cooktop 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 cooktop.

Never modify or alter the construction of a cooktop by removing panels, wire covers, or any other part of the product.

Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can result in serious injuries and may also cause damage to the cooktop.Do not allow children to climb or play around the cooktop.

Storage on Appliance—Flammablematerials should not be stored on the cooktop, near surface burners.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 the cooktop. Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or property damage.

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above the cooktop.

Do not leave children alone—Childrenshould not be left alone or unattended in the area where an appliance is in use.They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance.

DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, GRATES, OR AREAS NEAR THESE BURNERS. Surface burners may be hot even though the 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 cooktop and the surfaces facing the cooktop.

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.

Never use your appliance for warming or heating the room.

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 Pot holders—Moistor damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.Do not let the pot holders touch the flame or burners. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.

Do NotHeatUnopenedFood Containers—Buildupofpressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.

Know which knob controls each surface burner. Always turn the knob to the LITE position when igniting the burners. Visually check that the burner has lit. Then adjust the flame so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.

Use Proper FlameSizeAdjustflame 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.

Do not use stove top grills on your sealed gas burners.If you use a stove top grill on a sealed gas burner, it will cause incomplete combustion and can result in exposure to carbon monoxide levels above allowable current standards. This can be hazardous to your health.

Use proper pan size—Thisappliance is equipped with one or more surface burners of different sizes. Select utensils having flat bottom large enough to cover the surface burner. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface burner to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to the surface burner will also improve efficiency.

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. Protective liners or aluminum foil may interfere with heat and air distribution, and combustion. Damage to the cooktop or personal injury may result.

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.

Do Not Use Decorative Surface Burner Covers. If a burner is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and possibly melt. You will not be able to see that the burner is on. Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also be done to the cooktop or burners because the covers may cause overheating. Air will be blocked from the burner and cause combustion problems.

GLASS COOKTOPS (some models):

Do Not Operate or Clean a Broken Cooktop Glass—If glass top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

Clean Cooktop Glass with Caution—If a 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 harmful fumes if applied to a hot surface.

Avoid scratching the cooktop glass with sharp objects.


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.


Grounding Instructions (electric ignition models only) IMPORTANT: READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

This appliance is equipped with a 3 prong grounding plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle.DO NOT cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.

For personal safety, this cooktop must be properly grounded. For maximum safety, the power cord must be plugged into a 120V—60Hz. outlet that is correctly polarized and properly grounded.

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


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



type wall

Do not, under any


circumstances, cut,


remove, or bypass


the grounding prong.

Power supply cord with 3-pronggrounding plug


Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion

Severe shock or damage to the cooktop may occur if the cooktop is not installed by a qualified installer or electrician.

This appliance can be used with Natural Gas and Propane Gas. It is shipped from the factory for use with natural gas.

If you wish to convert your cooktop for use with Liquefied Petroleum (propane) gas:

-Models with Venturi (open) Burners, see the installation instructions guide for the conversion instructions.

-Models with Sealed Burners:

-For some of them, you should order the conversion kit from your local dealer or from an authorized service agency (see Warranty). See the installation instructions for the conversion kit number.

-For others, the conversion kit is included in the packaging, if you wish to convert your cooktop for use with propane gas, use the supplied fixed orifices located in the package containing the installation instruction, in a bag marked "FOR LP/ PROPANE GAS CONVERSION". Follow the instructions packaged with the orifices (for models with sealed burners only).

The conversion must be performed by a qualified service technician in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and all codes and requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. Failure to follow the instructions could result in serious injury or property damage. The qualified agency performing this work assumes responsibility for the conversion.

Flame Size

For most cooking, start on the highest control setting and then turn to a lower one to complete the process. Use the chart 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 and 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; steam.

Low Flame

Keep foods cooking; poach; stew.

* These settings are based on using medium-weightaluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.

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 burned by the flame.



Proper Burner Adjustments

The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lightedroom. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or clean burner if flame isyellow-orange.To clean burner, see instructions underGeneral Cleaning.


The surface control knobs shown below may not look identical to the Surface Controls Knobs on your range; They are only representational.

Setting Surface Controls

The surface control knobs shown below may not look identical to the Surface Controls Knobs on your range; They are only representational.










Venturi (opened) Burner Models

To Adjust Low or "Simmer" Setting (some models)

The burner flame, at low setting, can be adjusted if it is too high or too low; refer to the installation instruction for adjustment procedure.

To Adjust Standing Pilot Model (some models)

Each burner lights automatically either an electric or a standing pilot, depending on your model. Standing pilots must be lit initially. To light the standing pilot, open gas supply on pilot shutoff valves (screw), lift the cooktop from the front edge and hold a match near the pilot. Standing pilots will remain lit when the burners are turned off; because of that, the porcelain enamel cooktop can be hot even if burners are not used; refer to Installation Instructions for proper pilot adjustment. Models withelectric ignitors light automatically each time a control knob is turned to the LITE position.

To operate the Surface Burner:

1.Place cooking utensil on burner.

2.Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. Note: All electronic ignitors will click at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.

3.Visually check that the burner has lit.

4.After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to click if left in the LITE position.)

Sealed Burner Models

Your appliance may be equipped with any combination of the following burners: Simmer Burner, this burner is best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc. Standard Burner, can be used for most all surface cooking needs.

Large Burner, the larger burner is best used when bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature and when preparing larger quantities of food.

Regardless of size, always select a utensil that is suitable for the amount and type of food being prepared. Select a burner and 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.

To operate the surface burner:

1. Place cooking utensil on burner.

2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to LITE.Note: All electronic ignitors will click at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.

3. Visually check that the burner has lit.

4. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the flame as needed. DO NOT cook with the control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic ignitor will continue to click if left in the LITE position.)

5. To turn the burner off, turn the control knob as far as it ill go, to the OFF position.

Electric Ignition Models

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. Use caution when lighting surface burners manually.

Surface burner in use when an electrical power failure occurs will continue to operate normally.

Do not operate the burner for an extended period of time without cookware on the grate. The finish on the grate may chip without cookware to absorb the heat.

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on top of the cooktop when it is in use.These items could melt or ignite. Pot holders, towels or wood spoons could catch fire if placed

too close to a flame.


Pans should have flat bottoms. Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom. There should be no gaps between the pan and ruler.

Note: Always use a utensil for its intended purpose. Follow manufacturer's instructions. Some utensils were not made to be used in the oven or on the cooktop.

Note: Do not use griddle over more than one burner. That can damage your cooktop and that can result in exposure to carbon monoxide levels above allowable current standards. That can hazardous to your health.

*Specialty pans such as lobster pots, griddles and pressure cookers may be used but must conform to the above recommended cookware requirements.


Canning Tips &


Canning can generate large amounts of steam. Use extreme caution to prevent burns. Always raise the lid to vent steam away from you.

1.Use tested recipes and follow instructions carefully. Check with your local Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service or a manufacturer of glass jars for the latest canning information.

2.Use flat-bottomedcanners only. Heat is spread more evenly when the bottom surface is flat.

3.Center canner on the burner grate.

4.Start with hot water and a high heat setting to reduce the time it takes to bring the water to a boil; then reduce the heat setting as low as possible to maintain a constant boil.

5.It is best to can small amounts and light loads.

Prevent damage to cooktop and burner grates:

1.Do not use water bath or pressure canners that extend more than one inch beyond the edge of the burner grate.

2.Do not leave water bath or pressure canners on high heat for an extended amount of time.

3.Alternate surface units between each batch to allow the units and surrounding surfaces to cool down. Try to avoid canning on the same burner unit all day.

Safe canning requires that harmfulmicro-organismsare destroyed and the jars are sealed completely. When canning in a water bath canner, a gentle but steady boil must be maintained continuously for the required time.


General Cleaning

Cleaning Various Parts of Your Cooktop

Before cleaning any part of the cooktop, be sure all controls are turned OFF and the cooktop is COOL. Remove spillovers and heavy soiling as soon as possible. Regular cleaning will reduce the number of major cleaning later.


How to Clean



Aluminum (Trim Pieces)&

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





Glass, Painted and Plastic

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

Control Knobs, Body

grease, apply a liquid detergent directly onto the soil. Leave on soil for 30 to 60 minutes.

Pieces, and Decorative Trim

Rinse with a damp cloth and dry. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners on any of these materials;


they can scratch.



Control Panel

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


remove, pull each knob straight off the shaft. Clean using hot, soapy water and a cloth. 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. 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

Gentle scouring with a soapy nylon pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of

Decorative Trim

clean water and ammonia. Cover difficult spots with an ammonia soaked paper towel for


30 minutes, scrub with a nylon pad and rinse with clean water. Cleaners made especially for


stainless steel or chrome are recommended. Bluish stains on these materials are caused by


overheating and cannot be removed. Remove all cleaners or the finish may be damaged


during future heating. DO NOT use spray oven cleaners on the cooktop.



Porcelain Enamel

Gentle scouring with a soapy nylon pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of

Burner Grates, Burner Pans

clean water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with anammonia-soaked

(some models), Burner Rings

paper towel for 30 to 40 minutes. Rinse with clean water and damp cloth, then scrub with

(some models), Cooktop

a soap-filledscoring 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.



Surface Burners

The holes in the burners of your cooktop must be kept clean at all times for proper ignition


and a complete, even flame. Clean the burner holes routinely with a small gauge wire or


needle and especially after bad spillovers which could clog these holes.


To remove and replace burner units per your model, see instructions under General


Cleaning. To clean, soak the burners in a 1:1 solution of ammonia and water for 30 to 40


minutes. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water or a mild abrasive cleanser and


damp cloth. Dry the burners thoroughly in a warm oven for 30 minutes. Then replace them,


making sure they are seated and level. DO NOT wash burner units in the dishwasher.


General Cleaning (continued)

Venturi (open) Burner Models (some models)

To Raise and Lower the Top for Cleaning

The cooktop is hinged and can be raised to clean the area underneath. Be sure all cooktop controls are turned to OFF and burner grates are cool.

1.Remove controls knobs, burner grates and spillover bowls. Set aside.

2.Grasp the front of the cooktop and lift. Some models have a swing-uprod to support the cooktop in its raised position.

3.Clean under the cooktop.

4.Lower the top gently after lowering the support rod (some models).

5.Replace bowls, grates and control knobs.

When lowering the top, grasp the sides with fingertips only. Be careful not to pinch fingers. Also,DO NOT drop or bend the cooktop when raising or lowering. This could damage the surface.

DO NOT turn on the burners when the cooktop is raised for cleaning. Be sure that the top is completely lowered and securely in place before turning on the burners.

To Remove and Replace Burners

The burners on your cooktop maybe removed for cleaning. Be sure all controls are turned to OFF and burner grates are cool before removing cooktop burner units.

To Remove Burners

1.Remove the shipping screws from the support bracket. See illustrations for location of screws.

2.Grasp the burner head and tilt it to the right to release the tab from the burner support (A in Figure 1).

3.Lift the end of the burner assembly. Then pull away from the front of the cooktop to free the air shutter from the gas valve orifice (B in Figure 1).

If your cooktop is equipped with a standing gas pilot, use caution when removing burner. The flash tube may be hot because it is located near the pilot.

Check the lighter and burner ports (Figure 2). If they are clogged, use a wire or needle to clear them.

To remove burned-onfood, soak the burners in a vinegar and water solution for20-30minutes. For stubborn stains, scrub with soap and water or a mild abrasive cleanser and a damp cloth. Do not wash burners in a dishwasher.

To Replace Burners

1.Slide the air shutter over the gas valve orifice (Figure 1).

2.Lower the burner assembly and hook the tab in the slots in the burner support. Make sure it is properly seated and level.

3.Be sure both tabs are in the correct slots, the burner sits level and straight, and the flash tube forms a straight line from the igniter to the burner (Figure 2).

4.Replace shipping screws if desired. These screws are not necessary for the operation of the burner. They stabilize the burner during shipping of the appliance. Retain the screws for later use in the event the range is moved.

Figure 1

Figure 2