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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore C970-495022 Use & Care Manual

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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 these symbols.
This symbol will help you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the
range. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after unpack-
ing the range. Never allow children to play with packaging
Proper Installation — Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in accor-
dance with CSA C22.1 PART 1 — 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 electri-
cal power to the range 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 manu-
als. All other servicing should be done only by a qualified
technician to reduce the risk of personal injury and damage
to the range.
Never modify or alter the construction of a range by re-
moving panels, wire covers or any other part of the
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the door or
drawer of this range can result in serious injuries and may
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 in-
Do not use the oven for storage.
Storage in or on Appliance — Flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven, near surface units or in
the storage drawer. 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. Flammable materials may explode
and result in fire or property damage.
Do not store items of interest to children in
the cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range.
Children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously
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.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
FACES OF THE OVEN. Both surface units and oven heating
elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Ar-
eas 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-fitting or hanging gar-
ments should never be worn while using the appliance.
Do not let clothing or other flammable materials contact hot
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 hot heating surface units or interior
oven elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth in-
stead of a potholder.
Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers — Build-up of
pressure may cause the container to burst and result in
Remove the oven door from any unused range if it is to
be stored or discarded.
IMPORTANT — Do not attempt to operate the oven dur-
ing a power failure. If the power fails, always turn the
oven off. If the oven is not turned off and the power re-
sumes, the oven will begin to operate again. Food left unat-
tended could catch fire or spoil.
Electronic controllers can be damaged by cold
temperatures. When you use your range for the first time, or
if it has 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.


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