Frigidaire 318203877 User Manual

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Gas Range


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


Important Safety Instructions .. 3-6

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


Setting Surface Controls....


Before Setting


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


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


Setting Warm & Serve Drawer Control . 11

Cooking Informations .....


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


Adjusting Your


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


Before You Call


Solutions to




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


318203877 (0703) Rev. A

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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.


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



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.

Immediatelycallyourgassupplierfromaneighbor'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.

All ranges can tip.

Injury to persons could result.

Install anti-tipdevice packed with range.

See Installation Instructions.

To reduce the risk of tipping, the range must be secured by properly installedanti-tipbracket(s) provided with the range. Tocheckifthebracket(s)isinstalled properly, remove the lower panel or storage drawer and verify that theanti-tipbracket(s)isengaged.Refer to the Installation Instructions for properanti-tipbracket(s) installation.

• Remove all tape and packaging before using the

• Never modify or alter the construction of a range by

range. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after

removing leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tip

unpacking the range. Never allow children to play with

brackets/screws, or any other part of the product.

packaging material.


Proper Installation—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with Canadian Standards CAN/CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2 and Canadian Electrical Code, part 1, and local 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 appliance 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.

Stepping, leaning or sitting on the door or drawer 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 use the oven orWarm & Serve Drawer (if equipped) for storage.

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

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


Important Safety Instructions

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

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.

In case of fire or gas leak, be sure to turn off the main gas shutoff valve.

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—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 may begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.

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.


Use proper flamesize—Adjust flame 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 the burner grates of 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.

• 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 the 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.

• Use proper pan size. This appliance is equipped with one or more surface burners of different sizes. Select utensils having flat bottoms 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 to adjacent surface



Important Safety Instructions

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 range top service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for cooktop use.

Do not use Searing Grill on the cooktop. The searing grill is not designed for use on the cooktop. Doing so may result in a fire.

Do not use decorative surface burner covers. If a burner 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 or burners because the covers may cause overheating. Air will be blocked from the burner and cause combustion problems.


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.

Avoid scratching the cooktop glass with sharp objects.


Use care when opening oven door or warm & serve drawer (ifequipped)—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/ warm & serve drawer.

Keep oven vent ducts unobstructed. The oven vent is located at the center rear of the cooktop. Touching the surfaces in this area when the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do not place plastic or heatsensitive items on or near the oven vent. These items could melt or ignite.

NEVER cover any slots, holes or passages in the oven bottom or cover an entire rack with materials such as aluminum foil.Doing so blocks air flow through the oven and may cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Aluminum foil linings may trap heat, causing a fire hazard.

Placement of oven/warm & serve drawer (if equipped) racks.Always place oven racks in desired location while oven/warm & serve drawer (if equipped) 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/warm & serve drawer (if equipped). Remove all utensils from the rack before moving.

Do not use a 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 a broiler insert 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.


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 on hood or filter. Greasy deposits in the fan could catch fire. When you are flaming food under the hood, turn the fan on. Refer to the hood manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.

Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Always follow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use. Be aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and injury.


In the self-Cleaningcycle only clean the parts listed in this Use and Care Guide.Before self-cleaning the oven, remove all utensils or foods from the oven.

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

Do not clean door gasket—The door gasket is


Important Safety Instructions

essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket.

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-cleaningcycle of the range. Move the birds to another well ventilated room.


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 INSTRUCTIONSpackaged 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 range and is located on the right panel (right side) of the range. 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.


Features At A Glance

Removable Cast Iron Grates (Styles and color will vary by model)

Electronic Oven Controls with Clock and Kitchen Timer (Styles and color will vary by model)

Surface Burner Control Knobs (Styles and color will vary by model)


Oven Light

(2) Adjustable

Oven Racks

One Piece

Door Handle

Glass Front Oven

Door with Large

Window Opening

Warm & Serve or Storage Drawer (depending on model)





Oven Vent

Oven Vent



9,500 BTU

5,000 BTU

14,000 BTU

5,000 BTU

Sealed Burner

Sealed Burner

Sealed Burner

Sealed Burner

(LP convertible)

(LP convertible)

(LP convertible)

(LP convertible)












































































































9,500 BTU

12,000 BTU

9,500 BTU

16,000 BTU

Sealed Burner

Sealed Burner

Sealed Burner

Sealed Burner

(LP convertible)

(LP convertible)

(LP convertible)

(LP convertible)



Note:The features of your range will vary according to model. 7

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.Remove all packing tape from cooktop area. Remove all Burner Caps and Burner Heads.

2. Discard all packing material located under Burner Heads (if applicable).

3. To replace the Burner Heads & Caps, match the letters located under center of Burner Caps with the letters located inside Burner Heads (Figure 1).

4. Match Burner Skirts with Burner Heads and Burner Caps (see Figure 1). Replace the Burner Heads and Caps on cooktop (see Figure 2). Carefully align the Electrodes into slot or hole of each Burner Head (Figure 3). Note: The Burner Heads should sit flat on Cooktop Burner Skirts.

5. Place the removable oven vent cover over the fixed oven vent cover.

6. Unpack Burner Grates and position on the cooktop.


ENTER THE GAS ORIFICE HOLDER OPENING. Always keep the Burner Caps and Burner Heads in place whenever the surface burners are in use.

Oven Vent

9.5K or



9.5K12K or 16K

Figure 2

Electrodes must

Figure 3 align into slot or hole for each Burner Head









Figure 4






Control Locations of the Gas Surface Burners

Your range is equipped with gas surface burners with different BTU ratings. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases.

The small SIMMER burner is best used for simmering delicate sauces, etc. This burner is located at the right rear burner position on the cooktop (see Figure 2).

The STANDARD burner can be used for most surface cooking needs. The standard burners are located at the left front position and left rear position (some models) on the cooktop (see Figure 2).

The POWER burners are best used for bringing large quantitiesofliquidrapidlyuptotemperatureorwhenpreparing larger quantities of food. The POWER burners are located at the right front and left rear (some models) burner positions on the cooktop (see Figure 2).

Regardless of size, always select cookware 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.


Setting Surface Controls

Operating the Gas Surface Controls:

1.Place cooking utensil on surface burner.

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


3. Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position (see figure 1). Note: All four electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.

4. Visually check that the burner has a flame.

5.Turn the control knob counterclockwise to the desired flame size. The control knobs do not have to be set at a particular setting. Use the knob indicator settings to 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.)

Figure 1

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 turn the knob to desired setting. Use caution when lighting surface burners manually.

Setting Proper Surface Burner Flame Size



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 welllighted room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharp. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.



Before Setting Oven Controls

Air Circulation in the Oven

For best air circulation and baking results allow 2-4"(5-10cm) around the cookware for proper air circulation and be sure pans and cookware do not touch each other, the oven door, sides or back of the oven cavity. The hot air must circulate around the pans and cookware in the oven for even heat to reach around the food.

Some models are equipped with a blower which runs in baking andself-cleaningmode to keep all internal components at a cool temperature. It is possible that the blower keeps running even if the range has been turned off, until the components have cooled down.

1 Oven Rack

Arranging Oven Racks

Multiple Oven Racks


Oven Vent Location

The oven vent is located in the center rear on the cooktop. When the oven is on, warm air passes through the vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results. DO NOT BLOCK OVEN VENT.

Never close off the openings with aluminum foil or any other material.

Removing and 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.





































































































Rack position




















Broiling meats, chicken or fish

3 or 4



















Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits &muffins

2 or 3



















Frozen pies, angel food cake, yeast, bread,

1 or 2













casseroles, small cuts of meat or poultry
















Turkey, roast or ham















Note: Always use caution when removing food.

Setting Oven Controls

Refer to the Electronic Oven Control Guide for oven settings.