Frigidaire 318200682 (0604) Rev User Manual

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Welcome ..................................

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Important Safety Instructions .. 3-5

Before Setting

 

Surface Controls ....................

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Setting Surface Controls .......

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

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Before You Call

 

Solutions to

 

Common................................................Problems

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

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318200682 (0604) Rev. A

Welcome & Congratulations

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(Canada)

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Congratulations on your purchase of a new appliance! 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 appliance and ThankYou for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

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Versión en español

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Augusta, GA 30917

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.

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

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 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 and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No.70—latestedition, 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.

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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 Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildupof pressure 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 soitdoesnotextendbeyondtheedgeoftheutensil.Theuse 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 gr

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.

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Important Safety Instructions

Grounding Instructions

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

DO NOT operate the cooktop using a2-prongadapter or an extension cord. If a2-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.

See the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS packaged with this cooktop for complete installation and grounding instructions.

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 or remove the grounding prong from this plug.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong.

Power supply cord with 3-pronggrounding plug

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.

Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (or L.P. Gas)

This natural gas range is designed to allow for conversion to Liquefied Petroleum (L.P.) Gas.

If L.P. conversion is needed, contact the service center for assistance. The L.P. Conversion Kit is provided with this cooktop and is located in the literature envelope. Before installing the kit be sure to follow the L.P. Installation Instructions carefully.

Personal injury or death from electrical shock may occur if the range is not installed by a qualified installer or electrician.

Any additions, changes or conversions required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the application needs must be made by an authorized Service Center.

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Before Setting Surface Controls

Assembly of the Surface Burner Heads, Burner Caps and Burner Grates

It is very important to make sure that all of the Surface Burner

 

 

Heads, Surface Burner Caps and Surface Burner Grates are

 

 

installed correctly and at the correct locations.

 

 

1. Be sure to follow the Installation Instructions before installing

 

 

and using your new cooktop.

Electrodes must

 

2. Remove all packing tape from cooktop. Remove Burner Caps

 

and Burner Heads (See Figure 3).

align into slot or

 

hole for each

 

3. Discard all packing material located under all Burner Heads (if

 

Burner Head.

 

applicable).

Figure 4Figure 1

 

4. To replace Burner Heads & Caps, match the letters located

 

 

under center of Burner Caps with the letters located inside

 

 

Burner Head (See Figure 3). Place all Burner Heads & Caps

Grate Pin

 

on the cooktop while carefully aligning the Electrodes into

 

slots or holes of the Burner Heads (Figure 1). Note: The

Burner

 

Burner Heads should sit flat on Cooktop Burner Skirts.

Cap

 

5. Unpack Burner Grates. NOTE: Do not force End Burner

Pilot hole

 

 

Figure 3

Grates down on cooktop. Be careful to line up the 2 Grate

 

Figure 5

Figure 3

Pins located on each of the 2 End Burner Grates into the

Figure 2

 

 

 

Pilot holes located on top of the Burner Caps (See Figure 2).

 

 

Position Burner Grates on cooktop and check that all the Burner Grate legs lie on the glass surface.

 

REMEMBER — DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD, CLEANING AGENTS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL TO ENTER THE GAS ORIFICE HOLDER OPENING.Always keep the Burner Caps and Burner Heads in place whenever the surface burners are in use.

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Setting Surface Controls

Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size

RIGHTCorrect

WRONGIncorrect

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

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.

*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.

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.

*Note: Settings are based on using medium-weightmetal or aluminum pans. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharp. Clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.

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Care & Cleaning

(Cleaning Chart)

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.

Surfaces

How to Clean

 

 

Glass, Painted and Plastic Using a soft cloth, clean with mild dish detergent and water or a 50/50 solution of vinegarControl Knobs, Body and water. Follow by rinsing the area with clean water; dry and polish with a soft cloth.Pieces, and DecorativeTrim Glass cleaners may be used if sprayed on a soft cloth first.DO NOT spray liquids directly on the control pad and display area. Do not use large amounts of water on the control panel - excess water on the control area may cause damage to the appliance. Do not use other liquid cleaners, abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or some paper towels -

they will damage the finish.

Control Panel

Wipe the control panel clean after each use. 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.

Porcelain Enamel

Burner Grates, Burner Rings (some models), Cooktop Surface (some models)

Gentle scouring with a soapy scouring pad will remove most spots. Rinse with a 1:1 solution of clear water and ammonia. If necessary, cover difficult spots with an ammoniasoaked paper 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 or paper towel. 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.

 

 

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Cleaning the Cooktop, Burner Heads, Caps & Grates

The cooktop is designed to make cleaning easier. Because the gas Burners are sealed, cleanups are easy when spillovers are cleaned up immediately.

The cooktop, Burner Heads and Caps should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the Burner Head Ports clean will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. Refer to the following instructions:

Any additions, changes or conversions required in order for this appliance to perform satisfactorily must be made by an authorized Service Center.

Surface

Burner 1st

Grate

2nd

Surface

Burner 3rd Head

Electrode

Orifice holder

Figure 1

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