Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that
are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Range is not level.
Cannot move appliance easily. Appliance
must be accessible for service.
Surface burners do not light.
Surface burner flame burns half way around.
Surface burner flame is orange.
Oven does not operate.
Entire appliance does not operate.
Oven light does not work.
Before You Call
Solutions to Common Problems
Poor installation. Place oven rack in center of oven. Place a level on the oven rack. Adjust
leveling legs at base of range until the rack is level. When range is level, cooktop may
appear out of alignment if countertop is not level.
Weak, unstable floor. Be sure floor is level and can adequately support range. Contact
a carpenter to correct sagging or sloping floor.
Kitchen cabinet misalignment may make range appear to be unlevel. Be sure cabinets
are square and have sufficient room for range clearance.
Cabinets not square or are built in too tight. Contact a cabinet maker to correct the
Contact builder or installer to make appliance accessible.
Carpeting interferes with range. Provide sufficient space so range can be lifted over
Gas line is hard-plumbed. Have a flexible C.S.A. International approved metal appliance
Surface Control knob has not been completely turned to LITE. Push in and turn the
Surface Control knob to LITE until burner ignites and then turn control knob to desired
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner off, use a small-gauge wire or needle to clean
ports. See "Surface Burners" in the General Care & Cleaning table for additional
Range power cord is disconnected from outlet (electric ignition models only). Be sure
cord is securely plugged into the outlet.
Electrical power outage (electric ignition models only). Burners can be lit manually. See
Setting Surface Controls.
Burner ports are clogged. With the burner off, clean ports by using a small-gauge wire
Moisture is present after cleaning. Lightly fan the flame and allow burner to operate until
flame is full. Dry the burners thoroughly following instructions in the General Care &
Dust particles in main line. Allow the burner to operate a few minutes until flame turns
In coastal areas, a slightly orange flame is unavoidable due to salt air.
Be sure the oven controls are set correctly for the desired function. See Setting Oven
Controls or Entire Appliance Does Not Operate (see below).
Be sure regulator gas valve is "ON". See installation instructions.
Check house circuit breakers.The time of day must be set in order to operate the oven.
Make sure electrical cord/plug is plugged tightly into outlet (electric ignition models
Service wiring not complete. Contact your dealer or authorized service agent.
Electrical power outage (electric ignition models only). Check house lights to be sure.
Call your local electric company for service. Surface burners can be lit manually. See
Setting Surface Controls.
Be sure gas supply is turned on.
Burned-out or loose bulb. See Changing the Oven Light (some models) to replace or
tighten the bulb.