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Baking, Broiling, And Roasting; Connecting Range To Gas; Product Safety Devices - Maytag ALY1680BD series Service Manual

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Important Safety Information

Baking, Broiling, and Roasting

• Do not use oven area for storage.
• Stand back from range when opening door of a hot
oven. Hot air or steam can cause burns to hands,
face, and eyes.
• Do not use aluminum foil anywhere in the oven. This
could result in a fire hazard and damage the range.
• Use only glass cookware appropriate for use in gas
• Always remove broiler pan from oven when finished
broiling. Grease left in pan can catch fire if oven is
used without removing grease from the broiler pan.
• When broiling, meat that is close to the flame, may
ignite. Trim any excess fat to help prevent excessive
• Make sure broiler pan is placed correctly to reduce
any possibility of grease fires.
• Should a grease fire occur in the broiler pan, turn off
oven, and keep oven door closed until fire burns out.

Connecting Range to Gas

Install manual shut-off valve in gas line for easy
accessibility outside range. Be aware of the location of
the shut-off valve. This does not apply to cooktops.

Product Safety Devices

Safety devices and features have been engineered into
the product to protect consumer and servicer. Safety
devices must never be removed, bypassed, or altered in
such a manner as to defeat the purpose for which they
were intended.
Listed below are various safety devices together with the
reason each device is incorporated in the gas ranges.
Pressure Regulator
Gas Burner Orifices
Maintains proper and
steady gas pressure for
operation of oven
Regulator must be set
for the type of gas being
used Natural or LP.
After servicing regulator,
make certain it is set
properly before
completing service.
Universal orifices are
used on most valves.
They must be adjusted
for the type of gas being
used Natural or LP.
After servicing a valve
or orifice verify it is
adjusted properly before
completing service.
Oven Safety Valve
Grounded Oven Frame
Oven valve is designed
to be a safety valve. Two
basic designs are used
in gas ranges:
Hydraulic and Electric
Both types are safety
valves because they are
indirectly operated by
the oven thermostat,
which controls a pilot
flame or electric ignitor,
to open and close the
oven valve.
Cooktops are not
equipped with an oven
shut-off valve.
Ground prong on power
cord is connected to the
frame, usually a green
lead fastened by a
screw. In addition, any
part or component
capable of conducting
an electric current is
grounded by its
If any ground wire,
screw, strap, nut, etc. is
removed for service, or
any reason, it must be
reconnected to its
original position with
original fastener before
the appliance is put into
operation again.
Failure to do so can
create a possible shock
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