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Electric Range

 

 

Drop-in /Slide-in

 

Welcome

..................................

2

Models Important Safety Instructions ..3-5

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

6

Setting Surface Controls..

7-12

Surface Cooking ..................

13

Before Setting

 

Oven Controls .................

13-14

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

14

Setting Warmer Drawer Controls ......

15

Cooking

Informations .....

16-17

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

18-25

Adjusting Your

 

Oven Temperature ................

25

Before You Call

 

Solutions to

 

 

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

26-27

Warranty

................ Back Cover

318203821 (0703) Rev. A

Welcome & Congratulations

Questions? 1-800-944-9044

(United States)

1-866-294-9911

(Canada)

Please attach sales receipt here for future reference.

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Electrolux Home Products

P. O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

©2007 Electrolux Canada Corp. All rights reserved

Printed in United States

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:

Product Registration

Register Your Product

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

Serial Plate Location

Serial Plate

Location

Storage drawer (some models only)

2

Important Safety Instructions

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 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.

SLIDE-INMODELS ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To reduce

 

 

 

 

 

• All ranges

 

the risk of tipping of the

 

 

 

 

 

can tip.

 

range, the range must be

 

 

 

 

 

• Injury to per-

 

secured by properly in-

 

 

 

 

 

sons could

 

stalled anti-tipbracket(s)

 

 

 

 

 

result.

 

provided with the range.To

 

 

 

 

 

• Install anti-tip

 

check if the bracket (s) is

 

 

 

 

 

device

 

installed properly, remove

 

 

 

 

 

packed with

 

the lower panel or storage

 

 

 

 

 

range.

 

drawer and verify that the

 

 

 

 

 

• See Installa-

 

anti-tipbracket (s) is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tion instruc-

 

engaged. Refer to the

 

 

 

 

 

tions.

 

installation instructions for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

proper anti-tipbracket(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the appliance. Never allow children to play with packaging material.

Proper Installation—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance in the United States with National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No.70—latestedition and local code requirements, and in Canada with CSA C22.1 PART1—latestedition and local code requirements.Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this appliance.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the electrical 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 to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the appliance.

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.

DROP-INMODELS ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To reduce

 

 

 

 

 

• All ranges

the risk of tipping of the

 

 

 

 

 

can tip.

range, the range must be

 

 

 

 

 

• Injury to per-

secured by properly in-

 

 

 

 

 

sons could

stalled anti-tipscrews

 

 

 

 

 

result.

provided with the range.

 

 

 

 

 

• Install anti-tip

To check if the screws are

 

 

 

 

 

device

installed

properly, raise

 

 

 

 

 

packed with

the lift-upcooktop and

 

 

 

 

 

range.

verify that the anti-tip

 

 

 

 

 

• See Installa-

screws

are

engaged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tion Instruc-

Refer to

the

installation

 

 

 

 

 

tions.

instructions

for proper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anti-tipscrew installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stepping, leaning or sitting on the door or drawer of this appliance can result in serious injuries and may also cause damage to the appliance.Do not allow children to climb or play around the appliance. The weight of a child on an open door may cause the appliance to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury. An open drawer, when hot, may cause burns.

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

Storage in or on Appliance—Flammablematerials should not be stored in an oven, near surface units or in the drawer (if equipped).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 appliance. Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or property damage.

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above the appliance.Children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured.

Do not leave children alone. Children should 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.

3

Important Safety Instructions

DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS, AREAS NEAR THESE UNITS, OVEN HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN OR WARMER DRAWER (if equipped). 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 cooktop, surfaces facing the cooktop, 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.

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 Potholders—Moistor damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.Do not let the potholders touch hot heating surface units or interior oven 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 the container to burst and result in injury.

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

IMPORTANT—Donot attempt to operate the oven during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn the oven off.If the oven is not turned off and the power resumes, the oven may begin to operate again. Food left unattended could catch fire or spoil.

Electronic controllers can be damaged by cold temperatures.When you use your appliance for the first time, or if it has not been used for a long period of time, make sure that it has been exposed to a temperature above 0°C/32°F for at least 3 hours before connecting it to the power supply.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR COOKTOP

Know which knob controls each surface heating unit.

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. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the surface heating unit to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to the surface unit will also improve efficiency.

Utensil Handles Should BeTurned Inward and Should 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 unit.

Never Leave Surface Units Unattended—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

Protective liners— Do not use aluminum foil to line oven bottom or any other part of the appliance. Only use aluminum foil as recommended for baking if used as a cover placed on the food. Any other used of protective liners or aluminum foil may result in a risk of electric shock or fire or a short circuit.

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 Element Covers. If an element is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and possibly melt. Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage may also be done to the cooktop.

FOR GLASS COOKTOPS ONLY

Do Not Clean or Operate a Broken Cooktop If cooktop 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.

4

Important Safety Instructions

Avoid scratching the cooktop glass with sharp objects.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR OVEN

Use Care When Opening Door or Warmer Drawer (if equipped)—Stand to the side of the appliance when opening the door of a hot oven. Let hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the oven/ warmer drawer.

Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven is vented at the front above the oven door (ceramic glass cooktop models) or through the right rear element (coil element models). 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/Warmer Drawer (if equipped) Racks. Always place oven racks in desired location while oven/drawer (if equipped) is cool. Remove all utensils from the rack before removing rack. 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 oven element or interior of the oven/warmer drawer (if equipped).

Do not use a broiler pan without its insert. The broiler pan and grid allow dripping fat to drain and be kept away from the high heat of the broiler.

Do not cover your broiler or warmer drawer (if equipped) grid with aluminum foil. Exposed fat and grease could ignite.

Do not touch a hot light bulb with a damp cloth. Doing so could cause the bulb to break. Disconnect the appliance or turn off the power to the appliance before removing and replacing light bulb.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR RANGE

Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Exhaust fan ventilation hoods and grease filters should be kept clean. Do not allow grease to accumulate. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. Refer to the hood manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.

Cleaners/aerosols—Alwaysfollow the manufacturer's recommended directions for use. Be aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and/or injury.

SELF-CLEANINGOVENS:

Clean in the self-cleaningcycle only the parts of the oven listed in this owner's guide.Before self-cleaning the oven, remove all utensils stored in the oven.

Do not clean the oven door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.

Oven racks. Oven racks color will change if left in the oven during aself-cleaningcycle.

Do not use oven cleaners. No oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven.

Remove oven racks. Oven racks color will change if left in the oven during aself-cleaningcycle.

The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during theself-cleancycle of any range. Move birds to another well ventilated room.

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.

SAVETHESE INSTRUCTIONS

5

Features At A Glance

Left front

Left rear control

Electronic Oven

control and

and digital display

Controls with

digital display

(some models)

Clock and Kitchen

(some models)

 

Timer

Right rear

Right front

control and

digital display

control and

(some models)

digital display

 

(some models)

Broil element Convection fan cover

(some models)

Self-CleaningOven

(some models)

Oven Vent(some models)

Oven Light, Single or

Dual (some models)

(2) Adjustable

Oven Racks

One Piece

Door Handle

Glass Front Oven Door with Large Window Opening

Warm & Serve Drawer or Storage Drawer (slide-inmodels only, varies with models)

6" Single or8" Single

6” Single or5"/7"

Bridge

 

or 5"/7" Dual Radiant

Dual Radiant

6” Single

Element (Varies with

Element (Varies

Radiant

Radiant

models).

with models)

Element

Element

Removable 8" Removable6"

Coil Surface Coil Surface

Element Element

6" Single or9"

1 or4 hot

6"/9" Dual

4 hot surface

9"/12" Dual

Removable 6"

Removable 8"

Single or 6"/9"

surface

indicator lights

Radiant

Coil Surface

Coil Surface

Radiant

Dual Radiant

indicator

(varies with

Element

Element

Element

Element

Element (Varies lights

models).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with models).

(varies with

 

 

 

 

 

 

models).

 

 

 

 

 

Note:The features of your range will vary according to model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

Setting Surface Controls

Models with Coil Elements

NOTE: All knobs shown in this owner's Guide are typical only.

1.Place the pan on the surface element.

2.Push in and turn the surface element control knob to desired setting.

3.The surface signal light will glow when one or more elements are turned on. Always turn the element off before removing the pan.

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.

Setting

Type of Cooking

HI (MAX)

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

5 (MED)

Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam

 

vegetables.

2-4(MED-LOW)

Keep food cooking, poach, stew.

LO (MIN)

Keep warm, melt, simmer.

*The suggested settings found in the chart above are based on cooking in medium thickness aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.

Do not place 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. Potholders, towels or wood could catch fire if placed too close to the element.

7

Setting Surface Controls

Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop

Model A

 

Model B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model C

 

 

 

 

Model D

 

 

 

 

 

Cooktop radiant areas that heat

 

 

 

 

 

Your appliance may have one of these

 

 

 

 

 

 

configurations - Figure 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

Small

OFF

 

Large

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petit

 

Grand

 

lo

hi

lo

hi

lo

hi

 

hi

 

 

hi

 

sim

 

sim

 

 

 

sim

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

8

2

8

 

 

2

 

8

6

 

 

6

3

7

3

7

 

 

3

 

7

4

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

 

.2

4

6

4

6

 

 

4

6

 

.

 

 

.

 

 

 

... ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

.

 

med

 

med

 

 

 

 

med

 

lo

 

lo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model B shown Only - Figure 2

NOTE: Please read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in theGeneral Care & Cleaning section andBefore You Call checklist section of this Use and Care Guide.

NOTE: Radiant elements have a limiter that allows the element to cycle on and off, even at the HI setting. This helps to prevent damage to the ceramic smooth top. Cycling at the HI setting is normal and can occur if the cookware is too small for the radiant element or if the cookware bottom is not flat (Refer to page 12 under Selecting Surface Cooking Utensils).

About the Ceramic Glass Cooktop

The ceramic cooktop has radiant surface elements located below the surface of the glass. The design of the ceramic cooktop outlines the area of the surface element underneath. Make sure the diameter of the pan matches the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop (See Figure 1). Heat is transferred up through the surface of the cooktop to the cookware. Onlyflat-bottomcookware should be used. The type and size of cookware, the number of surface elements in use and their settings, are all factors that will affect the amount of heat that will spread to areas beyond the surface elements. The areas surrounding the elements may becomehot enough to cause burns.

About the Radiant Surface Elements

The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature rises, the element will glow red. To maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle on and off. The heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and consistent heat during the off cycle. For efficient cooking, turn off the element several minutes before cooking is complete. This will allow residual heat to complete the cooking process.

Locations of the Radiant Surface Elements and Controls

Your range is equipped with radiant surface elements with different wattage ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the element wattage increases.

The radiant surface elements are located on the cooktop as follows:

Model A (See Figure 1):

-Two dual 5 or 7 inch radiant element at the right and left rear position;

-Two dual 6 or 9 inch radiant element at the right and left front position;

Model B (see Figures 1 and 2) and Model C (Figure 1):

-One 6 inch radiant element at the right rear position;

-One 6 or one8 inch radiant element at the left rear position (varies with models);

-A dual 6 or 9 inch radiant element at the right front position;

-A 6 or one9 inch radiant element located at the left front position (varies with models);

Model D (Figure 1):

-A 6 inch radiant element at the right rear position;

-A dual 6 or 9 inch radiant element at the right front position;

-Two 8 inch radiant elements located at both the left front and rear positions.

-Between left front and rear elements is a Bridge radiant element. The BRIDGE radiant element is controlled using the same knob that controls the left front radiant element position.

NOTE: Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn green when the element will be turned off. This phenomenon is normal and the glass will come back to its original white color after it has completely cooled down. (White glass cooktops only).

8

Setting Surface Controls

Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (continued)

Surface Cooking Settings (Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop)

Use the chart (Figure 1) to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing. The Simmer settings are used to simmer and keep larger quantities of foods warm such as stews and soups. The lower Simmer settings are ideal for delicate foods and melting chocolate or butter.

Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

 

Recommended Settings for Single, Bridge and

 

 

Dual Surface Elements

 

 

 

Setting

 

Type of Cooking

 

 

 

HIGH (Hi)

 

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

MEDIUM HIGH (5-8)

Continue a rapid boil, fry, deep fat fry

MEDIUM (5)

 

Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam vegetables

MEDIUM LOW (2 - 4)

Keep foods cooking, poach, stew

LOW (Lo - 2)

 

Keep warm, melt, simmer

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. A hot surface indicator light will come on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level.The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before the indicator light has turned off.

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holdersorplasticwrappings on top of the range when it is in use.These items could melt or ignite. Potholders, towelsorwoodenspoonscould catch fire if placed too close to the surface elements.

The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) (some models)

The Electronic Surface Element Control (“ESEC”) feature includes digital display windows. The ESEC feature provides a numeric digital setting for the radiant surface element positions on the cooktop. These settings work the same way as normal knob setting indicators work except the settings are displayed in digital windows (Figs. 2 thru 5).

The available ESEC Display Settings

The ESEC control provides various heat levels from Hi (Fig. 3) toLo (Fig. 4) and OFF (Fig. 2).

Use the chart (on top of page) to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing. The Simmer settings are used to simmer and keep larger quantities of foods warm such as stews and soups. The lower Simmer settings are ideal for delicate foods and melting chocolate or butter.

Note: The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. The Hot surface indicator light will come on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a moderate level. The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is touched before it has cooled sufficiently.

OFF

hi hi

Figure 2

OFF

Figure 4

OFF

hi hi

Figure 3

OFF

hi hi

Figure 5

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 surface elements.

9

Setting Surface Controls

Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop (continued)

The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) (some models)

Hot Surface Indicator Lights

After using any of the radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. After turning any of these elements OFF, the cooktop will remain HOT for some time. The “Hot Surface” indicator light will glow whenever any of the element positions becomes HOT. TheHot Surface indicator light will remain ON while hot and turn OFF once the cooktop has cooled sufficiently.

ESEC Error Indicator Message (Er)

An error message will be displayed (flashing “Er”) at power up (or after a power failure) if ANY of the surface control knobs were left in the ON positions (See Figure 1). If a power failure should occur, be sure to set all of the surface control knobs to the OFF position. This will reset the surface controls.

Once the surface controls have been set to the OFF positions, the surface controls should return to normal operation. If the surface controls do not function and the “Er” message remains in any display after following these procedures, contact an authorized servicer for assistance.

ESEC Lockout Feature ( - - )

The ESEC feature will not operate during a Self-Cleancycle. Whenever the ESEC Lockout feature is active," - - " will appear in any display window (See Figure 2).

Figure 1

Figure 2

Operating Single Radiant Surface Elements (Models with Ceramic Glass Cooktop Only)

The cooktop has single radiant surface elements at location as shown on figures 4 to 5.

To Operate the Single Surface Elements:

1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface element.

2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction to the desired setting (Figure 3). Turn the knob to adjust the setting if desired. Start most cooking operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower setting to finish cooking. 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 has completed, turn the surface control knob to OFF before removing

 

the cookware. Note: The Surface Indicator light will come on when the control knob will

Figure 3

be turn on and will continue to glow until the glass cooktop has cooled down to a

 

moderate level. The light may remain on even though the controls are turned OFF.

 

Note: See Figure 1 on page 9 for recommended control settings.

Figure 4 - Model B

Figure 5 -ModelC

 

Figure 6 - Model D

Left & Right Rear

Left & Right Rear

 

Left Rear Element

Elements and Left front

Elements

Bridge element (Left Front) can

element

and Left front element

also be used as a singe element

 

 

10

(see page 12)