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Contents
Aluminum Foil
Anti-Tip Device
Appliance Registration
Care and Cleaning
Clock/Timer
Consumer Services
Important Phone Numbers 55
Features
Installation Instructions 34–50
Air Adjustment
Flooring Under Range
Leveling
LP Conversion
Model and Serial Numbers
Oven
Baking
Broiling/Broiling Guide 23, 24
Control Settings
Door Removal
Use and Care & Installation
of Your Gas Range
21, 23, 25, 30
2, 3, 35, 43
2
28–33
12, 13
55
Power Outage
6, 7
Problem Solver
42
36
Safety Instructions
43
Surface Cooking
44–50
Burners
Control Settings
2
14–27
16–19
Cookware Tips
11
31
Warranty
Light; Bulb Replacement 14, 32
Oven Bottom
Oven Vents
Roasting/Roasting Guide 21, 22
Self-Cleaning
Shelves
Thermostat Adjustment–
Do It Yourself
Cooktop Comparison
Flame Size
Lighting Instructions
Back Cover
Model
LGB346
30
15, 33
25–27
15, 16
13
51, 52
20
3–5
8–10
8–10
8, 9
8
10
9
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  • Page 1 Contents Model Light; Bulb Replacement 14, 32 Aluminum Foil 21, 23, 25, 30 LGB346 Anti-Tip Device 2, 3, 35, 43 Oven Bottom Appliance Registration Oven Vents 15, 33 Care and Cleaning 28–33 Roasting/Roasting Guide 21, 22 Self-Cleaning 25–27 Clock/Timer 12, 13...
  • Page 2 It lists causes of minor operating problems that you To obtain service, see the Consumer Services page in can correct yourself. the back of this guide. To obtain replacement parts, contact GE/RCA Service Centers. WARNING We’re proud of our service and want you to be •...
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE • Be sure all packing materials are removed from the range before operating it to prevent fire or • The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic smoke damage should the packing material ignite. Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California •...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (continued) • CAUTION: ITEMS OF INTEREST TO • Always use the LITE position (on electric CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE STORED IN ignition models) or the HI position (on standing CABINETS ABOVE A RANGE OR ON THE pilot models) when igniting the top burners and BACKSPLASH OF A RANGE—CHILDREN make sure the burners have ignited.
  • Page 5 • If a combination of oils or fats will be used • Pulling out the shelf to the shelf-stop is a in frying, stir together before heating or as fats convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also a melt slowly. precaution against burns from touching hot surfaces of the door or oven walls.
  • Page 6 FEATURES OF YOUR RANGE Features and appearance vary. Sealed Burners Standard Twin Burners Burner Cap Drip Pan Drip Pan (on some (on some models) models) Burner Head Burner Your range is equipped with one of the two types of surface burners shown above.
  • Page 7 Update to Page 6 of Use and Care Guide: LGB346 164D2764P082 79-4096 FEATURES OF YOUR RANGE Sealed Burners Standard Twin Burners Burner Cap Burner Head Drip Pan (on some Drip Pan models) (on some models) Burner Burner Base Your range is equipped with one of the two types of surface burners shown above.
  • Page 8 Feature Index Explained (Not all models have all features. Appearance of features varies.) on page 1 OVEN SET Knob 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 26, 32 2 Clock and Minute Timer 12, 13, 18 3 OVEN CYCLE Light 11, 12 4 OVEN TEMP Knob 11, 16, 18–21, 23, 26, 32...
  • Page 9 HOW DOES THIS COOKTOP COMPARE TO YOUR OLD ONE? Your new cooktop has gas burners. If you are used The best types of cookware to use, plus heat-up and to cooking with induction or other electric surface cool-down times, depend upon the type of burner or units, you will notice some differences when you use surface unit you have.
  • Page 10 Surface Burner Controls The knobs that turn the surface burners on and off are On ranges with sealed burners: located on the control panel in front of the burners. • The smaller burner (right rear position) will give The two knobs on the left control the left front and the best simmer results.
  • Page 11 SURFACE COOKING (continued) Top-of-Range Cookware Aluminum: Medium-weight cookware is Glass: There are two types of glass cookware—those recommended because it heats quickly and evenly. for oven use only and those for top-of-range cooking Most foods brown evenly in an aluminum skillet. (saucepans, coffee and teapots).
  • Page 12 FEATURES OF YOUR OVEN CONTROLS OVEN SET Control Knob The OVEN SET control knob has settings for OVEN SET BAKE, BROIL, TIME BAKE and CLEAN. When you turn the knob to the desired setting, the proper burner is activated for that operation. BAKE—Use this setting for all normal oven operations—for example, for cooking roasts or casseroles.
  • Page 13 FEATURES OF YOUR OVEN CONTROLS, CLOCK AND TIMER (continued) COOK CLOCK TIME ON/OFF SET TIME START OVEN TIMER TIME CYCLE ON/OFF ON/OFF 1. CLOCK. Press this pad before setting the 5. OVEN CYCLE light. Cycles on and off with the clock.
  • Page 14 OVEN CONTROLS, CLOCK AND TIMER Clock The clock must be set for the automatic oven timing functions to work properly. The time of day cannot be changed during a Timed Baking or a Self-Cleaning cycle. To Set the Clock 1. Press the CLOCK pad. 2.
  • Page 15 USING YOUR OVEN Before Using Your Oven Be sure you understand how to set the controls properly. Practice removing and replacing the shelves while the oven is cool. Read the information and tips on the following pages. Keep this guide handy where you can refer to it, especially during the first weeks of using your new range.
  • Page 16 Oven Vents The oven is vented through duct openings at the rear • Handles of pots and pans on the cooktop may of the cooktop. See the Features section. Do not block become hot if left too close to the vent. these openings when cooking in the oven—it is •...
  • Page 17 BAKING Do not lock the oven door with the latch during If you think an adjustment is necessary, see the Adjust baking. The latch is used for self-cleaning only. the Oven Thermostat section. It gives easy Do It Yourself instructions on how to adjust the thermostat. Your oven temperature is controlled very accurately using an oven control system.
  • Page 18 Baking Guides When using prepared baking mixes, follow package recipe or instructions for best baking results. Cookies Aluminum Foil When baking cookies, Never entirely cover a shelf with aluminum flat cookie sheets foil. This will disturb (without sides) the heat circulation and produce better-looking result in poor baking.
  • Page 19 TIMED BAKING Automatic Oven Timer How to Time Bake Do not lock the oven door with the latch during To set the clock, first press the regular timed baking. The latch is used for self- CLOCK pad. Press the UP or DOWN pad CLOCK cleaning only.
  • Page 20 How to Set Delay Start and Automatic Stop 4. For 3 hours of cooking time, Quick Reminder press the UP pad until “3:00” appears in the display. 1. Turn the OVEN SET knob to TIME BAKE. 2. Turn the OVEN TEMP knob to the 5.
  • Page 21 ADJUST THE OVEN THERMOSTAT— DO IT YOURSELF! You may feel that your new oven cooks differently To Adjust the Thermostat: than the one it replaced. We recommend that you Note the position of the pointer to the screw use your new oven for a few weeks to become more before making the adjustment.
  • Page 22 ROASTING Do not lock the oven door with the latch during Roasting is really a baking procedure used for meats. roasting. The latch is used for self-cleaning only. Therefore the oven controls are set for Baking or Timed Baking. (You may hear a slight clicking sound Roasting is cooking by dry heat.
  • Page 23 ROASTING (continued) Questions and Answers Q. Is it necessary to check for doneness with a Q. Do I need to preheat my oven each time I cook meat thermometer? a roast or poultry? A. It is not necessary to preheat your oven. A.
  • Page 24 BROILING Do not lock the oven door with the latch during Turn the food only once broiling. The latch is used for self-cleaning only. during cooking. Time the foods for the first side Broiling is cooking food by direct heat from above the according to the Broiling food.
  • Page 25 BROILING GUIDE The oven door must be closed during broiling. • If desired, marinate meats or chicken before broiling. Or brush with barbecue sauce last 5 to 10 minutes only. • Always use the broiler pan and grid that comes with your range.
  • Page 26 OPERATING THE SELF-CLEANING OVEN Normal Cleaning Time: 3 hours Before a Clean Cycle We recommend venting with an open window 3. Clean spatters or spills on the oven front frame, or using a ventilation fan or hood during the first and the oven door outside the gasket with a self-clean cycle.
  • Page 27 OPERATING THE SELF-CLEANING OVEN (continued) How to Set the Oven for Cleaning Never force the door latch handle. Forcing the OVEN SET OVEN TEMP handle may damage the door lock mechanism. The oven will now be set to clean for its normal time of three hours. 3.
  • Page 28 How to Delay Start of Cleaning You will have one minute to set a delayed start. 3. Press the START TIME ON/OFF pad. 1. Turn the OVEN SET knob and the OVEN TEMP 4. Press the UP or DOWN pad to set the time you knob to CLEAN.
  • Page 29 Update to Page 28 of Use and Care Guide: LGB346 164D2764P082 79-4096 CARE AND CLEANING Proper care and cleaning are important so your range BE SURE ELECTRICAL POWER IS will give you efficient and satisfactory service. Follow DISCONNECTED BEFORE CLEANING ANY these directions carefully in caring for it to help assure PART OF YOUR RANGE.
  • Page 30 CARE AND CLEANING Proper care and cleaning are important so your range BE SURE ELECTRICAL POWER IS will give you efficient and satisfactory service. Follow DISCONNECTED BEFORE CLEANING ANY these directions carefully in caring for it to help assure PART OF YOUR RANGE. safe and proper maintenance.
  • Page 31 CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE THE BURNER WITHOUT ALL BURNER PARTS AND DRIP PANS (IF SO EQUIPPED) IN PLACE. Standard Twin Burners (on some models) Wipe off surface burners. If heavy spillover occurs, Grate remove the surface burners from the range. Burners lift out for cleaning.
  • Page 32 CARE AND CLEANING (continued) Burner Grates Lift out when cool. Grates should be washed regularly and, of course, after spillovers. Wash them in hot, soapy water and rinse with clean water. After cleaning, dry them thoroughly by putting them in a warm oven for a few minutes.
  • Page 33 Lift-Off Oven Door The oven door is removable, • Do not rub or clean the door gasket—the but it is heavy. You may need help fiberglass material of the gasket has an extremely removing and replacing the door. low resistance to abrasion. An intact and well- fitting oven door gasket is essential for energy- To remove the door, open it a few efficient oven operation and good baking results.
  • Page 34 CARE AND CLEANING (continued) Oven Light Replacement (on some models) CAUTION: Before replacing your oven light bulb, DO NOT REMOVE ANY SCREWS TO disconnect the electrical power to the range at the REMOVE COVER. main fuse or circuit breaker panel. Be sure to let 2.
  • Page 35 Oven Air Vents Never block the vents (air openings) of the range. They provide the air inlet and outlet that are necessary for the range to operate properly with correct combustion. Air openings are located at the rear of the cooktop, at the top and bottom of the oven door, and at the bottom of the range, under the kick panel, storage drawer or broiler drawer (depending on the model).
  • Page 36 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR SAFETY IMPORTANT If you smell gas: Remove all packing material and literature from oven before connecting 1. Open windows. gas and electrical supply to range. 2. Don’t touch electrical switches. 3. Extinguish any open flame. 4. Immediately call your gas supplier. DIMENSIONS AND CLEARANCES Provide adequate clearances between the range and adjacent combustible surfaces.
  • Page 37 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • If cabinets are placed above the range, allow a minimum clearance of 30″ between the cooking Installation of this range must conform with surface and the bottom of unprotected cabinets. local codes, or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI •...
  • Page 38 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) GENERAL TOOLS YOU WILL NEED • See Dimensions and Clearances in this section • Phillips and flat-blade screwdrivers for all rough-in and spacing dimensions. These • Pencil and ruler dimensions must be met for safe use of your range. •...
  • Page 39 PROVIDE ADEQUATE GAS SUPPLY Gas Pipe and Electric Outlet Locations Your range is designed to operate at a pressure for Models Equipped with Sealed Burners of 4″ of water column on natural gas or, if designed This area allows for LP gas (propane or butane), 10″ of water for flush range column.
  • Page 40 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) CONNECT THE RANGE TO GAS Flexible Connector and Rigid Pipe Hookups for (continued) Models Equipped with Standard Twin Burners Flexible Connector Hookup for Models Equipped with Sealed Burners Flexible Rigid Pipe Connector Hookup Hookup Pressure Pressure 90° Union Regulator Regulator...
  • Page 41 CONNECT THE RANGE TO GAS ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (on some models) (continued) 1. Install a manual gas line shut-off valve in the Electrical Requirements gas line in an easily accessed location outside of 120-volt, 60 Hertz, properly grounded branch the range. Make sure everyone operating the circuit protected by a 15-amp or 20-amp circuit range knows where and how to shut off the gas breaker or time delay fuse.
  • Page 42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS (continued) Usage Situations where Appliance Power Cord will be Disconnected Frequently. Usage Situations where Appliance Do not use an adapter plug in these situations Power Cord will be Disconnected Infrequently. because disconnecting of the power cord places undue strain on the adapter and leads to An adapter may be used only on a 15-amp circuit.
  • Page 43 SEAL THE OPENINGS Quality of Flames Seal any openings in the wall behind the range The combustion quality of burner flames needs and in the floor under the range when hookups to be determined visually. are completed. (A) Yellow flames— Call for service CHECK IGNITION OF SURFACE BURNERS Surface Burner Ignition...
  • Page 44 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued) ADJUST BROIL AND OVEN BURNER AIR ADJUSTMENT SHUTTERS IF NECESSARY Air adjustment shutters for the top and bottom burners regulate the flow of air to the flames. Air Adjustment Shutter To determine if the bottom burner flames are burning properly, remove the oven bottom.
  • Page 45 Anti-Tip LEVELING THE RANGE Device 1. Remove the storage Slotted drawer, broiler drawer or Head kick panel. Wallplate Screw 20° 2. Use a 3/16″ open-end Approx. or socket wrench to back out both rear leveling legs ″ approximately two turns. Marked Edge ⁄...
  • Page 46 Update to Page 44 of Use and Care Guide: LGB346 164D2764P082 79-4096 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP HOW TO CONVERT A SEALED BURNER RANGE If It Is This Regulator: FOR USE WITH LP GAS OR NATURAL GAS 1.
  • Page 47 Update to Page 46 of Use and Care Guide: LGB346 164D2764P082 79-4096 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP 5. To prevent leakage, make sure the orifice CONVERT THE OVEN BURNER ORIFICES...
  • Page 48 Update to Page 45 of Use and Care Guide: LGB346 164D2764P082 79-4096 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP CONVERTING SURFACE BURNERS Orifice Spuds for Converting to LP Gas: LP orifice spuds are in a small plastic bag packed Burner Cap with this Use and Care Guide.
  • Page 49 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP HOW TO CONVERT A SEALED BURNER RANGE If It Is This Regulator: FOR USE WITH LP GAS OR NATURAL GAS 1. Use an adjustable wrench to remove the This range leaves the factory set for use with natural nut from the pressure regulator.
  • Page 50 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP CONVERTING SURFACE BURNERS Orifice Spuds for Converting to LP Gas: LP orifice spuds are in a small plastic bag packed with this Use and Care Guide. LP orifice spuds Grate have a 2-digit number and the letter “L”...
  • Page 51 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP CONVERT THE OVEN BURNER ORIFICES 4. To prevent leakage, make sure the orifice spuds are securely screwed into the gas Oven Burner inlet tubes. 1.
  • Page 52 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Sealed Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP CONVERT AIR ADJUSTMENT SHUTTER ADJUST LOW FLAME SETTING For LP gas, loosen the NOTE: Only valves with these Phillips head screw and types of knobs are adjustable. rotate the shutter to the 1.
  • Page 53 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Standard Twin Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP HOW TO CONVERT A STANDARD TWIN If It Is This Regulator: BURNER RANGE FOR USE WITH LP GAS OR NATURAL GAS Gas Flow into Range This range leaves the factory set for use with natural Do not remove...
  • Page 54 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Standard Twin Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP CONVERTING SURFACE BURNERS CONVERT THE OVEN BURNER ORIFICES 1. Lift cooktop. Oven Burner 2. Lift burner assemblies straight up and set 1. Remove oven door, storage drawer and oven aside to gain access to surface burner spuds.
  • Page 55 CONVERTING TO LP GAS (Standard Twin Burner models only) or Converting Back to Natural Gas from LP CHECK FOR LEAKS CHECK QUALITY OF FLAMES When all connections have been made, make sure The combustion quality of burner flames needs all range controls are in the off position and turn to be determined visually.
  • Page 56 QUESTIONS? USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE OVEN WILL NOT WORK • Plug on range is not completely inserted in the electrical outlet. • The circuit breaker in your house has been tripped, or a fuse has been blown. •...
  • Page 57 PROBLEM SOLVER (continued) PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE FOOD DOES NOT • Oven controls not properly set. See the Broiling section. BROIL PROPERLY • Oven door and/or broiler drawer not closed. • Improper shelf position being used. See the Broiling section. • Food is being cooked on a hot pan. •...
  • Page 58 NOTES...
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  • Page 60 We’ll Be There With the purchase of your new RCA appliance, receive the assurance that if you ever need information or assistance, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free! In-Home Repair Service 800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737) Our consumer service professionals will provide expert repair service on your RCA appliance, scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you.
  • Page 61 FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY FOR SERVICE For one year from date of original purchase, we We at RCA strive to provide the highest quality products and service. Therefore we have designated will provide, free of charge, parts and service labor in your home to repair or replace any part of the GE CONSUMER SERVICE, a leader in the service industry, to fulfill your service needs.