Frigidaire L5V3E4 User Manual

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All about the

Use&Care

of your Range

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Welcome & Congratulations....................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Setting Keep Warm Drawer Control (If equipped)...

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Care & Cleaning (Cleaning Chart)..........................

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

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

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

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A .Rev 2009) (May 318205204

www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

Welcome & Congratulations

Product Registration

Register Your Product

The PRODUCT

REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to Electrolux Home Products.

Serial Plate Location

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

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 Thank You 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.

NOTE

Please attach sales receipt here for future reference.

Versión en español

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Spanish Use & Care Manual

Electrolux Home Products

P. O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

©2009 Electrolux Canada Corp. All rights reserved

Printed in United States

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Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this appliance.

Save these instructions for future reference.

Definitions

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

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.

CAUTION

This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.

WARNING

• All appliance can tip.

• Injury to persons could result.

Installanti-tipbracketpackedwith

your appliance.

• See Installation Instructions.

To reduce the risk of tipping, the appliancemustbesecuredbyproperly

installed anti-tipbracket provided with the unit. Refer to the Installation Instructions for properanti-tipbracket installation.

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. Do not remove the wiring label and other literature attached to the appliance. Do not remove model/serial number plate.

Proper Installation. Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance in the United States with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70-latestedition, and local code requirements, and in Canada with CSA C22.1 PART1-latest

edition 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 electrical power to the appliance at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

User Servicing. Do not 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 an appliance by removing leveling legs, panels, wire covers, anti-tipbrackets/screws, or any other part of the product.

WARNING

Stepping, leaning, sitting or pulling down on the door or the drawer of this appliance can result in serious injuries and 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.

WARNING

Do not use the oven or warm & serve drawer (if equipped) for storage.

Storage in or on Appliance. Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven, near surface burners or in the warm & serve drawer (if equipped). This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plastic ware 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.

CAUTION

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above the appliance. Children climbing on the cooktop 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.

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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.

WARNING

NEVER use your appliance as a space heater to heat or warm the room.

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 Only Dry Pot holders. Moist or damp pot holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the pot holders touch hot surface units. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.

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

Do not attempt to operate the appliance during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn off the unit. If the unit is not turned off and the power resumes, the appliance will not operate and an error message will be displayed. Once the power resumes, reset the clock and the oven function.

CAUTION

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

Use Proper Pan Size—Thisappliance is equipped with one or more surface burners 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 surface heating unit to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to the surface will also improve efficiency.

Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Should Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface

Units—Toreduce 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.

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.

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—Donot use aluminum foil to line oven bottom or any other part of the appliance. Only use aluminum 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 Burner 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.

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Important Safety Instructions

FOR GLASS COOKTOP 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.

Avoid Scratching the Cooktop Glass with Sharp Objects.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING YOUR OVEN

Use Care When Opening Oven Door or Warm & Serve Drawer (if equipped)—Stand to the side

of the appliance when opening the door/drawer of a hot appliance. Let hot air or steam escape before you remove or replace food in the oven/drawer.

Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. The oven is vented at the front above the oven door. 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.

WARNING

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/Warm & Serve Drawer (if equipped) racks in desired location while appliance is cool. Remove all utensils from the rack before removing rack. If rack must be moved while oven is hot, use extreme caution. Use pot holders and grasp the rack with both hands to reposition. Do not let pot holders contact the hot oven element or interior of the oven/Warm & Serve Drawer (if equipped).

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

Do not cover the broiler grid or oven bottom with aluminum foil. Exposed fat and grease could ignite.

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

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING YOUR OVEN

Clean the appliance 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.

Clean in the self-cleaningcycle only the parts of the appliance listed in this Owner’s Guide.Before using the self-cleaning cycle of the appliance, remove all utensils stored in the appliance.

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.

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 appliance.

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

CAUTION

The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the self-cleancycle of any wall oven. 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.

Save these instructions for future reference.

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FEATURES AT A GLANCE

 

 

 

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Your built-inrange Features:

1.Electronic oven control with kitchen timer.

2.Left front element control and electronic display.

3.Left rear element control and electronic display.

4.Right rear element control and electronic display.

5.Right front element control and electronic display.

6.Keep warm zone control.

7.Lower oven self-cleandoor latch.

8.Lower oven oven vent.

9.Broil element.

10.Self-cleaningoven interior.

11.Lower oven convection bake cooking system.

12.Oven interior light with removable cover.

13.Adjustable interior oven rack(s).

14.Large 1-pieceoven door handle.

15.Full width lower oven door with window.

16.Upper oven door with window.

17.6” single radiant element.

18.Keep warm radiant element.

19.6” single radiant element.

20.6”/9” double radiant element.

21.9”/12” single radiant element.

22.Ceramic glass cooktop.

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NOTE

 

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The features shown for your appliance may vary

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according to model type & color.

 

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BEFORE Setting surface controls

The electronic surface element control

(ESEC)

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.

The available ESEC display settings

The ESEC control provides various heat levels from Hi (Figure 2) toLo (Figure 5) and OFF (Figure 1). The settings between3.0 and9.5 increase or decrease in increments of .5 (1/2). The settings between1.2 and3.0 are Simmer settings which decrease or increase in increments of .2 (1/5) toLo (Figure 5; lowest Simmer setting) for more precise settings at lower heat levels. Use the Recommended Surface Setting Chart to determine the correct setting for the kind of food you are preparing.

ESEC power failure indicator message (PF)

When the range is first plugged in or when the power supply to the range has been interrupted, the ESEC control will display the message "PF" (Power Failure; Figure 6). After a few seconds the"PF" message will disappear from the display.

ESEC hot element indicator message (HE)

After using any of the single or dual radiant element positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after turning the control knob to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot for some time. The ESEC control monitors the temperature of the cooktop and displays the message “HE” (hot element) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch (Figure 4). If theHE message appears in the window, the control can still be turned on again for use.

ESEC error indicator message (Er)

An error message will be displayed (glowing “Er”) at power up (or after a power failure) if ANY of the surface control knobs were left in the ON positions (Figure 7). 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 your authorized servicer for assistance.

ESEC Lockout Feature ( - - )

The ESEC feature will not operate during a Self-Cleancycle or when the Lockout feature is active. Whenever the Lockout feature is active, “ - - “ will appear in any ESEC digital display windows (See Figure 8) to show that all surface elements can not be activated.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

 

 

Figure 6

 

 

Figure 7

Figure 4

Figure 5

Figure 8

Control knobs shown are typical only.

Surface cooking settings

Use the chart to determine the correct setting for the type of food you are preparing.

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

Recommended Setting for Surface Element

Setting

Type of Cooking

 

 

HIGH (HI)

Start most foods; bring water to a boil

 

and pan broiling.

MEDIUM HIGH

Continue a rapid boil; frying, deep fat

(8-10)

frying.

 

 

MEDIUM (6)

Maintain a slow boil; thicken sauces

 

and gravies; steaming vegetables.

MEDIUM LOW

Keep foods cooking; poaching and

(2 - 4)

stewing.

 

 

LOW (LO)

Keep warm, melting and simmering.

 

 

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.

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BEFORE Setting surface controls

Using proper cookware

The size and type of cookware used will influence the setting needed for best cooking results. Be sure to follow the recommendations for using proper cookware as illustrated in Figures 1 & 2.

Cookware should have flat bottoms that make good contact with the entire surface heating element (Figure

1). Check for flatness by rotating a ruler across the bottom of the cookware (Figure 2).

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.

Figure 1

Figure 2

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. Be sure to match the pan size with the diameter of the element outline on the cooktop and 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 become hot enough to cause burns.

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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.

Be sure to read detailed instructions for ceramic glass cooktop cleaning in the General Care & Cleaning section andBefore You Call checklist section of this

Use and Care Guide.

Cookware material types

The cookware material determines how evenly and quickly heat is transferred from the surface element to the pan bottom. 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). If aluminum pans slide across the ceramic glass cooktop, they may leave metal marks which will resemble scratches. Remove these marks immediately.

Copper- Excellent heat conductor but discolors easily. May leave metal marks on ceramic glass (see Aluminum above).

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

Cast iron- A poor heat conductor however will retain heat very well. Cooks evenly once cooking temperature is reached. Not recommended for use on ceramic cooktops.

Porcelain-enamel on metal- Heating characteristics will vary depending on base material.Porcelain-enamelcoating must be smooth to avoid scratching ceramic cooktops.

Glass- Slow heat conductor. Not recommended for ceramic cooktop surfaces because it may scratch the glass.

NOTE

Due to the high intensity of heat generated by the surface elements, the glass surface will turn light 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).

Single radiant surface elements

The cooktop has 2 SINGLE radiant surface elements: the left rear position and theright rear position (Figure 1).

To Operate the Single Radiant 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 2). 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

See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 7.

CAUTION

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on 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 surface elements.

CAUTION

Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will damage the ceramic cooktop.

Setting surface controls

Figure 1

Figure 2 - Control knob shown is typical only.

CAUTION

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. HE (Hot Element) message will turn 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. The message may remain on even though the controls are turned OFF.

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Setting surface controls

Dual Surface Radiant Element

The cooktop is equipped with 1 or 2 dual radiant surface elements located at the left front and theright front position (Figure 1). Symbols around the knob are used to indicate which coil of the dual radiant element will heat. Thesymbol indicates that only the inner coil will heat (Figure 2). Thesymbol indicates that both inner and outer coils will heat (Figure 3). You may switch from either coil setting at any time during cooking.

To Operate the Dual Surface Element

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

2.Push in and turn the control knob to the inner coil symbol for smaller cookware (Figure 2) or to inner and outer coil symbol for larger cookware (Figure 3). Turn the knob to adjust the setting if needed. 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.

CAUTION

Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon holders or plastic wrappings on 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 surface elements.

CAUTION

Do not allow aluminum foil, or ANY material that can melt to make contact with the ceramic glass cooktop. If these items melt on the cooktop they will

damage the ceramic cooktop.

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Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

NOTE

See Recommended Setting for Surface Element table on page 7.

CAUTION

Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been turned off. HE (Hot Element) message will turn 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. The message may remain on even though the controls are turned OFF.