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Amana THE BIG OVEN ACF4205A Troubleshooting Manual

Amana range user manual.

 
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Important Safety Information .............. 3
Cooking on the Smoothtop ................. 6
Cookware Suggestions ...................... 7
Oven Cooking Methods ...................... 8
Before Using the Oven ....................... 9
Features ........................................... 10
Displays and Signals ........................ 11
Using the Oven Control .................... 12
Cooking
Baking .......................................... 17
Broiling .......................................... 20
Roasting ....................................... 21
Braising ........................................ 22
Care and Cleaning ............................ 23
Troubleshooting ................................ 27
Amana Warranty .............................. 32
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Part No.36-32045001-0

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Using the Oven Control ... 12 Cooking Baking ... 17 Broiling ... 20 Roasting ... 21 Braising ... 22 Care and Cleaning ... 23 Troubleshooting ... 27 Amana Warranty ... 32 and DCF4205 and A CF4225A i, ... Part No.36-32045001-0...

  • Page 2

    Thank you for buying Please take the time to complete the registrationcard and return promptly. If the registrationcard is missing,call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contactingAmana, provideproductinformationfrom serial plate found on right side of storage door opening: Mode Number. Manufactudng (P) Number...

  • Page 3

    IMPORTANT A WARNING To reduce risk of the appliance tipping, It must be secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket(s). To verify bracket has been installed properly, remove the storage drawer or panel and look under the range with • flashlight. Bracket(s) must be engaged in the rear corner of the range.

  • Page 4

    IMPORTANT APPLIANCES 1. Proper Installation--Be sure your appliance is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician. Never Use Your Appliance for Warming or Heating the Room. Do Not Leave Children Alone--Children should not be alone or unattended in the area where the appliance is in use.

  • Page 5

    IMPORTANT OVENS 1. Use Care When Opening Door---Let hot air or steam escape before removingor replacing food. Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers---Build-upof pressure may cause containerto burst and resultin injury. 3. Keep Oven VentDuctsUnobstructed. 4. PlacementofOven Racks--Always place oven racks indesired l ocation while oven iscool.

  • Page 6: Cooking On The Smoothtop

    Unlike conventional ranges, smoothtops should not be cleaned with a wet dishcloth when wiping down other counters. Daily care is quick, easy and can prevent damage. To purchase Amana recommended cleaning products, contact our Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-843-0304.

  • Page 7

    Can I can? Canning Is not recommended with any of the Amana smoothtop ranges or cooktops due to the intense heat and large cookware requiredto can. The heat generated by the canning...

  • Page 8

    Oven Cooking Oven Cooking Methods Bake Bake (lower) and broil (upper) elements operate during bake. Bake element is not visible on the oven bottom, but housed underneath the oven bottom. Broilelement may cycleon and off during bake and is only used to heat oven quicklyand brown top of food.

  • Page 9

    Oven Racks and Rack Your range has 6 oven rack positionsto accommodate many types of cookingand cookware. Position oven reck before turning oven on. Pull rack forward to stop position. Raise front edge of reck and pull untilrack is out of oven. Place rack in new reck position.

  • Page 10: Features

    Features ® code Possible Meaning Control failure Oven over temperature Sensor open or shorted Door latch circuitfailure DOOR Door has not latched. 12-hour automatic cancel This safety feature prevents oven from continuingto operate if it has been left on for over 12 hours. Ifa cooking function continues longer than 12 hours without any optionson oven control being touched,this feature turns oven off.

  • Page 11

    Digital d_.mm IHIPJlna_ am PREHEAT It LOCKED LIGHTS CLOCK Clockpad light remainson while time of day is set. TIMER ON/OFF Timer On/Off pad lightremainson while the timer countsdown. COOK/CLEAN Cook/CleanTime lightis tumad on when entering cook or clean time. Lightremainson duringthe cook TIME or clean cycle.

  • Page 12

    Using the Oven Flashing Display When power is connected or interrupted, oven display flashes. Press CLOCK to reset display. Clock may need to be reset. Making the Numbers Increase at a Faster Rate Time increases in largerincrements the longer the • or • pad is held.

  • Page 13

    Baking While oven is stillcool, remove any stored items from the oven cavity. 1. Place recks in desired positionand close oven door. Push and turn oven temperature knobto desired temperature. • Oven indicatorlight willturn on and stay on. • Temperature is displayed in the clock area in 5 degree increments.

  • Page 14: Using The Oven Control

    Using the Oven Control What's difference between TIMED cooking? DELAYED When using TIMED cooking, the oven begins to heat immediately after the oven control is set. Then, the oven cooks for the specified length of time. When using DELAYED cooking, the oven begins to cook later in the day.

  • Page 15

    Self-cleaning Self-clean feature uses high oven temperature to clean oven interior. For the oven to operate through a complete self-clean cycle, the self-clean must be set when the oven is cool. Prepare oven for self-cleaning(see below right). Oven bottom recess must be checked for grease buildup before beginning a self- clean cycle.

  • Page 16

    Using the Oven Control I A WARNING To avoid riskof personalinjury, do not touch oven vents, or area around vents, dudngself-cleaning. These areas can become hot enoughto cause bums. I & cmnoN I To avoid fire or smoke damage, • remove any flammable materialsfrom storagedrawer.

  • Page 17

    Baking Guidelines When baking with a new oven, keep in mind temperatures vary from oven to oven. Store-boughtthermometers are generally not accurate and should not be used to calibrate oven temperatures. BAKING TIME GUIDELINES Cake Pan Pan size Type Oval 7¾"x5¾"...

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    Cooking (cont'd) Common Baking If you begin to notice consistent problemsrefer to the chart belowfor possiblesolutions,if resultsare still poor, contact Amana Consumer Affairs at (800) 843-0304. Test your cakes for doneness while they are still in the oven. Because of variances...

  • Page 19

    Meat Basics While cooking has always been a talent, it is now becoming a science, also. Amana provides this informationas a guide to aid in preparation. For specific questions regarding meat preparation, handling, or storage contact USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Meat & Poultry Hotline at (800) 535-4555.

  • Page 20: Broiling

    Cooking (cont'd) Broiling Guidelines Broilingis a dry heat cooking methodthat allows a restaurant quality charbroiledflavor. Meat is exposed directlyto the heating element at high temperatures. Place meat on rack in broiler pan, with the surface of cutsthe specified distance from the heating element (specified below). Broil for half the recommended time, or until the surface is browned.

  • Page 21: Roasting

    Roasting Guidelines Tender cutssuch as rib and loin cuts are best cooked by dry heat methods, such as masting. To mast: Heat oven to desired temperature. Place roast directlyfrom refrigeratorfat side up in a shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of roast.

  • Page 22: Braising

    Cooking (cont'd) Braising Guidelines Less tender cuts such as those from the round, chuck, brisketand shank require moist cooking. A longer cooking time at lower temperatures with moisture helps soften the meat. 1. Brown meat with a small amount of oil in heavy pan. Pour eft excessive drippings,season, if desired.

  • Page 23: Care And Cleaning

    I)oor Replacing Oven Door Grasping door top firmly, seat indentation of hinge arm into bottom edge of the hinge slot. • Door should be at the first stop position angle. Fully open oven door. Push hinge locks up against the frontframe of the oven cavity to locked position.

  • Page 24

    To avoid dsk of personal injury, Wear gloves to protect hands from accidental bulb breakage. To keep your smoothtop looking like new, Amana recommends routine cleaning. The following general instructions and tough spot cleaning are based on the performance Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-843-0304.

  • Page 25

    Caring for the smoothtop For routinecleaning, allow top to cool before cleansing. Wash surface with a dampened cloth and smoothtopcleaner conditioner. Use another clean damp paper towel to wipe offthe cleaner. Use a dry paper towel, buff the smoothtop to make sure all the cleaner conditioner is removed. The smoothtopcleaner conditioner providesa thin layer of protective polishthat helps to prevent scratching.Do not use a harsh cleanser or steel wool pad.

  • Page 26

    Damage to stainless steel finish due to Improper use of cleaning products, or using non-recommended cleaning products, is not covered under warranty. For Amana recommended products,call Consumer Affairs at 1(800) 843-0304 or online at www.amana com Our stainlesssteel appliances have been factory finishedfor high shine and luster.To maintainthis quality appearance:...

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    You may save time and money by checkingitems below before ceilingfor service. List includescommon concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials. If your questionis not explained below, contact Amana Consumer AffairsDepartment at 800-843-0304. Topic OPERATION Appliance not working...

  • Page 28

    Troubleshooting NOISE Frequent cycling off and on of oven. Cracking or popping sound APPEARANCE Scratches Discoloration Hot sugar or plastic melted to surface Pattem fadlnghNeadng off (cont'd) To maintain a tampemture for baking, the oven cycles on and off. N_Tnal Wet cooking utensilsor possiblespillage.

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  • john giovanniello Aug 30, 2014 11:06:
    i just moved into an apartment with an amana ,the big oven and i need a manual for learning how to work it ,the oven and temp control
  • Mark Aug 09, 2014 12:14:
    Pull the unit away from the wall and check across the electric terminals. That's where ours was, fried and mushy.
  • dr. brad jines Mar 05, 2014 05:24:
    I've removed the bottom storage area and cleaned thoroughly as well as the entire oven/and removable underplate​...and yet I still am smelling a 'dead mouse' smell....I need to know what else I can safely remove and check to clean ....I know there's a varmint in there somewhere.​...can the top be removed underneath the top burners? This isn't covered in your 'trouble shooting manual'...​.send reply to docbjines@​centurytel​.net
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