Frigidaire FFGF3019LW User Manual

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All about the


of your Gas Range


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


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


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


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


Before Setting Surface Controls ..........................


Before You Call ............................................


Setting Surface Controls .....................................


Major Appliance Warranty ................................


Oven Control Functions (100) ............................

10 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352

2009) (Dec A Rev 316901212




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


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


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


Removing, replacing & arranging the oven racks ...........


Before Setting Surface Controls ..............................


Cookware material types ............................................


Setting Surface Controls .........................................


Setting surface burners .............................................


Home canning ...........................................................


Oven Controls Functions ........................................


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


Setting the clock ......................................................


Changing temperature display mode (F° or C°) ..........


Setting the minute timer ...........................................


Setting bake ...........................................................


Setting broil ............................................................


Adjusting oven temperature .....................................


Operating oven light .................................................


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


Cleaning recommendation table ................................


Cleaning the cooktop and surface burners ..................


Removing & replacing oven door ...............................


Replacing oven light .................................................


Before You Call - Solutions to common problems ...


Appliance Warranty ..............................................


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This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new appliance. We view your purchase as the beginning of a relationship. To ensure our ability to continue serving you, please use this page to record important product information.

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Read all instructions before using this appliance.

Do not attempt to install or operate your appliance until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION statement based on the risk type.


This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.


WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in death or serious injury.


CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.


IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation, maintenance or valuable information that is not hazard related.

Important Safety Instructions

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

•Proper Installation—Besure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.- latest edition, or in Canada CAN/ CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the NationalElectricalCodeANSI/NFPANo.70-latestedition,orin Canada CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and local code requirements.Install only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this range. Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to disconnect the power to the range at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.


If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.


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


Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, servicer or the gas supplier.


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 installed anti-tipbracket provided with the range. To check if the bracket is installed properly, visually check that

rear leveling leg is inserted into and fully secured by the anti-tipbracket by

removing lower front panel or storage drawer from the range.

For models equipped with a warmer drawer or lower oven, grasp the top rear edge of the range and carefully attempt to tilt it forward. Refer to the installation instructions for proper antitip bracket installation.

•Never modify or alter the construction of a range by removing the leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tipbrackets/screws, or any other part of the range.

Save these instructions for future reference.





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

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.

Stepping, leaning or sitting on the door or drawers of a range can result in serious injuries and also cause damage to the appliance. DO NOT allow children to climb or play around the range. The weight of a child on an open oven door may cause the range to tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.

Storage in or on appliance—flammablematerials should not be stored in an oven, near surface units or in the storage drawer, warmer drawer or lower oven.This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on or near the range.

DONOTLEAVECHILDRENALONE—childrenshouldnot 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, including the storage drawer, lower broiler drawer, warmer drawer or lower double oven.


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

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

•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.


For electric ignition models only: Do not attempt to operate the range during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the range. If the range is not turned off and the power resumes, the range will begin to operate again. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and oven function.


DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, AREAS NEAR THESEBURNERS,OVENBURNERSORINTERIOR SURFACES OF THE OVEN. Both surface and oven burners may be hot even though flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the cook top, surfaces facing the cook top, the oven vent openings and surfaces near these openings, oven door and window.

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— smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-typeextinguisher.

When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.

Use dry potholders - moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam.

Do not let potholders touch hot heating 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 container to burst and result in injury.





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

Know which knob controls each surface burner.

Place a pan of food on the burner before turning it on, and turn the burner off before removing the pan.

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

Utensil handles should be turned inward and not extend over adjacent surface burners—To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface burners.

Never leave surface burners unattended at high heat settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

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

When flaming foods under a ventilating hood, turn the fan on.

Air curtain or other overhead range hoods, which operate by blowing a downward air flow on to a range, shall not be used in conjunction with gas ranges other than when the hood and range have been designed, tested and listed by an independent test laboratory for use in combination with each other.


Use care when opening oven door , warmer drawer or lower oven door—Stand to the side of the range when opening the door of a hot oven. Let hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the oven.

Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven vent is located below the backguard. Touching the surfaces in this area when the oven is operating may cause severe burns. Also, do not place plastic or heat-sensitive items on or near the oven vent. These items could melt or ignite.

Placement of Oven Racks. Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot use extreme caution. Use potholders and grasp the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let potholders contact the hot heating elements in the oven. Remove all utensils from the rack before moving.

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

Do not cover the broiler insert with aluminum foil. Exposed fat and grease could ignite.

Protective liners—Donot use aluminum foil to line the oven bottom. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in this manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electric shock, or fire.


Clean the range regularly to keep all parts free of grease that could catch fire. Pay particular attention to the area around each surface burner. Do not allow grease to accumulate.

Kitchen cleaners and aerosols—Alwaysfollow the manufacturer’s recommended directions for use.

Be aware that excess residue from cleaners and aerosols may ignite causing damage and injury.

Clean ventilating hoods frequently—Greaseshould not be allowed to accumulate on the hood or filter.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning hoods.



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.

Grounding Instructions

SeetheINSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONSpackagedwiththis range for complete installation and grounding instructions.

Grounding type wall receptacle

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

Power supply cord with 3-pronggrounding plug.

Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas


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 a qualified technician.

If your gas range model is designed to allow for L.P. conversion, the L.P. conversion kit may be obtained from your local appliance dealer and should be installed by a qualified service technician. Before installing the kit be sure to follow the L.P. Installation Instructions carefully.


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

This appliance is equipped with a 3-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.

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

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


oven vent location

Oven vent location

The oven vent is located below the control panel (See Fig. 1). When the oven is on, warm air passes through this vent. This venting is necessary for proper air circulation in the oven and good baking results.Do not block the oven vent.

Fig. 1

Removing, replacing & arranging racks

To remove - pull the rack forward until it stops. Lift up front of rack and slide out.

To replace - fit the rack onto the guides on the oven walls. Tilt the front of the rack upward and slide the rack back into place.

Arranging - always arrange the oven racks when the oven is cool (prior to operating the oven).


Types of oven racks

flat handle oven rack


oven rack

offset oven rack

The flat oven rackor flat handle oven rack(some models) may be used for most cooking needs.

The offset oven rack (some models) is designed to place the base of the rack about 1/2 of a rack position lower than normal. This rack design provides several additional possible positions between the standard positions.


Always use oven mitts when using the oven. When using the appliance, oven racks and cooktop will become very hot which can cause burns.

Fig. 2

Recommended rack positions by food type

Food type




Broiling meats

See broil

Cookies, cakes, pies, biscuits & muffins

2 or 3

Frozen pies, angel food cake, yeast, bread


and casseroles

1 or 2

Small cuts of meat or poultry

1 or 2

Turkey, roast or ham




Air circulation in the oven

For best 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. Hot air must be able to circulate around the pans and cookware in the oven for even heat to reach around the food.



Using proper cookware


Set proper burner flame size

For best cooking results,


The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment.

cookware should have flat


A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted

bottoms that rests level on the


room. Each cone of flame should be steady and sharp. Adjust

burner grate. Before using


or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange.

cookware, check for flatness by


For most cooking; start on the highest setting and then

rotating a ruler across the



turn to a lower setting to complete the process. Use the

bottom of the cookware (Fig. 1).


Fig. 1

recommendations below as a guide for determining proper



flame size for various types of cooking (Fig. 2)




Do not place flammable items such as plastic salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on the cooktop 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 range cooktop.


Do not place aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt on the range cooktop. If these items melt they may damage the cooktop.


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.

Cookware material types

The most popular materials available are:

Aluminum - Excellent heat conductor. Some types of food will cause it to darken (Anodized aluminum cookware resists staining & pitting).

Copper - Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily.

Stainless - Slow heat conductor with uneven cooking results. Is durable, easy to clean and resists staining.

Cast Iron - A slow heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached.

Porcelain-enamel on metal - Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material.

Glass - Slow heat conductor.

For deep fat frying; use a thermometer and adjust the surface 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 under cooked. Do not attempt to deep fat fry too much food at once as the food will neither brown or cook properly.


Type of cooking



High flame

Start most foods; bring water to a boil;


pan broiling.



Medium flame

Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces,


gravies; steaming.



Low flame

Keep foods cooking; poach; stewing.

* These settings are based for medium-weightmetal or aluminum pans with lids. Settings may vary when using other types of pans.

Fig. 2


Never extend the flame beyond the outer edge of the cooking utensil. A higher flame wastes energy, and increases your risk of being burned by the flame (Fig. 3).

Correct flame setting

Incorrect flame setting

Fig. 3


Setting surface controls

Your gas appliance may be equipped with different sized surface burners. The ability to heat food quicker and in larger volumes increases as the burner size increases. It is important to select cookware that is suitable for the amount and type of food being prepared.

The smaller simmer burner (some models) is best suited for simmering delicate sauces, etc.

The standard size (9,500 BTU) burners may be used for most surface cooking needs.

The larger (quick boil - some models) burner or burners are best used for bringing large quantities of liquid to temperature or when preparing larger quantities of food.

Setting surface burners

1.Place cooking utensil on center of surface burner grate. Make sure the utensil is centered and stable on the grate.

2.Push the desired surface control knob in and turn counterclockwise out of the OFF position (Fig. 1).

3.Release the knob and rotate to the LITE position. Visually check that the gas burner has lit.

4.Push the control knob in and turn counterclockwise to the desired flame size. Use the control knob markings and adjust the flame as needed.


Do not place flammable items such as plastic salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on the cooktop 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 range cooktop.


DO NOT cook with the surface control knob in the LITE position. The electronic ignitor will continue to spark if the control knob is left in the LITE position.

When setting any surface control knob to the LITE position, all electronic surface ignitors will spark at the same time. However, only the surface burner you are setting will ignite.


Fig. 1


NEVERplace or straddle a cooking utensil over 2 different surface cooking areas at the same time.

Do not place aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt on the range cooktop. If these items melt they may permanently damage the cooktop surface.

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

Home Canning

Be sure to read and observe all the following points when home canning with your appliance. Check with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website and be sure to read all the information they have available as well as follow their recommendations for home canning procedures.

Use only quality flat bottom canners when home canning. Use a straight-edgeto check canner bottom.

Use only a completely flat bottom canner with no ridges that radiate from the bottom center when home canning using a ceramic cooktop.

Make sure the diameter of the canner does not exceed 1 inch beyond the surface element markings or burner. It is recommended to use smaller diameter canners on electric coil and ceramic glass cooktops.

Start with hot tap water to bring water to boil more quickly.

Use the highest heat seating when first bringing the water to a boil. Once boiling is achieved, reduce heat to lowest possible setting to maintain that boil.




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

Feature indicator lights








These indicator lights show if








bake or broil is active.








Bake pad—Useto select the








Up and down arrow








bake feature.







pads— Use with the









feature or function









pads to set oven

Broil pad— Use to select the







temperature or







adjusting the clock and

variable broil feature.













minute timer.
















Timer on-off pad— Use to set or cancel the

Clock pad— Use to

Clear off pad— Use to clear any feature

minute timer. The minute timer does not start or

set the time of day.

previously entered except the time of day and

stop cooking.


minute timer. Press clear off to stop cooking.


Setting the clock

When the appliance is first plugged in or when the power supply to the appliance has been interrupted, the display will flash "12:00". It is recommended to always set the clock for the correct time of day before using the appliance.

To set the clock:

1.Press clock once (do not hold key pad down).

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

Changing the temperature display mode (°F or °C)

The electronic oven control is set to display °F (Fahrenheit) when shipped from the factory. The display may be changed to show either Fahrenheit or Celsius oven temperatures.

To change the temperature display mode from °F to °C (Celsius) or from °C to °F (Fahrenheit).

1.Press and hold broil (for6-8seconds) until F or C appears in the display. At this time the display will show the current temperature display mode whether set for F or C. Before proceeding read the notes below.

2.Press either orkey pad to toggle betweenF (Fahrenheit) orC (Celsius) mode choices.

3.To accept the change, wait until the oven control provides the acceptance beep (See Notes below).

4.The display will return to the time of day with the temperature display mode changed the next time the oven is set for bake or broil.


If at any time during the process of changing the temperature display mode you decide not to change the mode, press the clear off key pad once before the acceptance beep.

The temperature display mode cannot be changed when bake or broil is active.