Burner Control Knobs
Control Knobs - Front View
The burner controls have an infinite number of heat
settings with no fixed positions. A plastic bezel is located
under each control knob.
To LIGHT: Select the appropriate control knob, push in
and turn counterclockwise to the flame symbol. The
ignitor will click.
To SET FLAME SIZE: After lighting, turn counterclockwise
to the desired flame size.
Turn OFF by turning the control knob clockwise to OFF.
To remove knob, spring and bezel: Place knob in the
OFF position. Pull straight out and off. Spring and bezel
will be loose and can be pulled straight off after the knob
To replace knob, spring and bezel: Place spring and
knob on top of bezel being careful to line up center holes.
Push down on knob so that spring is tense. With knob in
off position, place center hole around shaft on range and
push bezel, spring and knob in toward range. Release
The cooktop uses electronic igniters to light the burners.
There is no pilot light. Each burner has its own igniter.
For best results, center the pan over the burner before
The ignitor should be clean and dry for proper operation.
Avoid getting water or food on the igniter.
If the igniter is wet or soiled, it may spark without
igniting the burner.
Note: If the burner does not light within 4 seconds, turn
the burner off. Check to see that the cap is positioned
correctly on the burner base and the igniter is clean and
dry. If a burner still fails to ignite, see Self "Help -
Cooktop", page 28.
Typical Flame Characteristics
Foreign particles in the gas line may cause an orange
flame during initial use. This should disappear with use.
Check burner cap to make sure port holes are not
obstructed. If the ports are clogged, see "Cleaning the
Cooktop", page 22. For natural gas use, the burner flame
should be blue in color and stable with no yellow tips,
excessive noise or fluttering. It should burn completely
around the burner cap. For Propane (LP) use, some
yellow tips are normal.
Note: An audible "pop" may be heard when the burner is
turned off manually. The "popping" may be louder with LP
gas than with natural gas. This is normal.
Refer to the Cooking Guide (previous page) for flame
In the event of a power failure, the cooktop burners can
be ignited manually. Hold a match at the port and turn
the control knob to the HI position. Wait until the flame is
burning all the way around the burner before adjusting
the flame to the desired height.
All igniters spark when any single burner is turned
ON. Do not touch any of the burners when the
cooktop is in use.
For best cooking results, observe the following burner
versaTemp™ Burner (Right Front): The versaTemp™
burner is the most verstile of the burners. The cap retains
heat longer than normal burner caps and, at low
settings, prohibits the flame from touching the
cookware. This results in a gentle, more predictable heat.
It can be set low enough to simmer sauces without
scorching. However, the flame can also be set high
enough to stir-fry and boil quickly. The large size of the
burner cap allows the burner to accomodate large pots,
so it is also well suited for cooking large quantities of food.
Right Rear: The right rear burner is the smallest burner.
It is well suited for delicate cooking such as melting
chocolate and butter.