White-Westinghouse 318132200 User Manual

White-Westinghouse 318132200 User Manual

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P/N 318132200 (9912) Rev. B


Product Registration

Register Your Product

The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned to Frigidaire Company.

Thank you for choosing this appliance. The information contained within this

Owner's Guide will instruct you on how to properly operate and care for your cooktop. The Cooking Guide will help you to receive favorable results during cooking and baking. Please read through the information contained in your literature pack to learn more about your new appliance.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record in the space provided below the model and serial numbers found on the serial plate located under the lift-up cooktop.

Model Number: ____________________________________________________

Serial Number: _____________________________________________________

Date Purchased: ____________________________________________________


This Owner's Guide contains general operating instructions for your cooktop and feature information for several models. Your cooktop may not have all the described features.

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P. O. Box 9061

Dublin, Ohio 43017-0961


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Versión en español


Important Safety Instructions


Grounding Instructions (electric ignition models)

5Liquefied Petroleum (Propane) Gas Conversion

6Flame Size


Proper Burner Adjustments


Setting Surface Controls


General Cleaning


Avoid Service Checklist





Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide 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.

WARNING 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.

© 1996 White Consolidated Industries


All rights reserved


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 the use 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.

Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the cooktop. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpacking the cooktop. Never allow children to play with packaging material. Do not remove the serial plate attached to the cooktop.

Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 latest edition, and the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70—latest edition, and local code requirements. Install and/or adjust only per installation instructions provided in the literature package for this cooktop.

Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an authorized repair service. Know how to shut off gas supply at the meter and disconnect the electrical power to the cooktop at the circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.

User Servicing—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. This may reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to the cooktop.

Never modify or alter the construction of a cooktop by removing panels, wire covers, or any other part of the product.

Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can result in serious injuries and may also cause damage to the cooktop.

Do not allow children to climb or play around the cooktop.

Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials should not be stored on the cooktop, near surface burners. This includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks, plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on the cooktop. Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or property damage.

Do not store items of interest to children in the cabinets above the cooktop.

Do not leave children alone—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.

DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, GRATES, AREAS NEAR THESE BURNERS. Surface burners may be hot even though the flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch or let clothing or other flammable materials touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the cooktop and the surfaces facing the cooktop.

Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or 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—Smother the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.

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

Use Only Dry Potholders—Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let the potholders touch the flame or burners. 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.

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

Use Proper Flame SizeAdjust 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.



• Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend

• Glazed Cooking Utensils—Only certain types of glass, glass/

Over Adjacent Surface Burners—To reduce the risk of burns,

ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are

ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional

suitable for cooktop service without breaking due to the sudden

contact with the utensil, the handle of the utensil should be

change in temperature. Check the manufacturer's

positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over

recommendations for cooktop use.

adjacent surface burners.



• Do Not Use Decorative Surface Burner Covers. If a burner

• Never Leave Surface Burners Unattended at High Heat

is accidentally turned on, the decorative cover will become hot and

Settings—Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that

possibly melt. You will not be able to see that the burner

may ignite, or a pan that has boiled dry may melt.

is on. Burns will occur if the hot covers are touched. Damage


may also be done to the cooktop or burners because the covers

• Protective Liners—Do not use aluminum foil to line surface

may cause overheating. Air will be blocked from the burner and

burner pans. Only use aluminum foil as recommended in the

cause combustion problems.

Cooking Guide. Any other use of protective liners or aluminum foil


may interfere with heat and air distribution, and combustion.


Damage to the cooktop or personal injury may result.




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