operation of the
grille and griddle.
Electronic Ignition System —
Surface burners use electronic ignitors
in place of standing pilots. When the
cooktop control knob is pushed in and
turned to the "LITE" position, the system
creates a spark to light the burner. This
sparking continues until the control knob
is turned to the desired setting.
The grille and griddle burner use an
ignitor glow bar that is either on or off in
place of standing pilots. When the glow
bar is hot, it sends a signal back to the
safety valve which opens allowing gas to
Push in and turn the surface
burners and grille control knobs to "LITE"
position. For griddles, turn the griddle
control knob to a temperature degree
mark (300° recommended). The surface
burner flame should light within 4
seconds and the grille and griddle flame
in 30-40 seconds. Note: the griddle flame
cannot be seen, but you should hear it
ignite and feel heat from the griddle.
After lighting the burners, turn the
control knobs "OFF".
If burners do not light properly, turn
control knob to the "OFF" position. Check
that burner cap is in the proper position.
Check that power supply cord is plugged
in and that circuit breaker or house fuse
has not blown. Check that the shutoff
valve is in the "ON" position. Check
If a surface burner, grille or griddle does
not light at this point, contact your
KitchenAid dealer for assistance.
Adjusting the surface burner or
grille flame: Note: there is no adjustment
for the griddle flame. Gas flow is at 100%,
temperature is controlled by thermostat.
Push in and turn each control knob to the
"LO" position. The "LO" setting of each
burner has been factory set to the lowest
position available to provide reliable
reignition of the burner. If it does not stay
lit on the "LO" position, check "LO"
position as follows:
a. Turn control knob to "LITE" until burner
b. Quickly turn control knob down to "LO"
c. If burner goes out, readjust valve as
Remove control knob. Insert a flat-blade
screwdriver into the hollow valve stem
and engage the slotted screw. Flame size
can be increased or decreased by turning
the screw. Adjust flame until you can
quickly turn control knob from "HI" to "LO"
position without extinguishing the flame.
Flame should be as small as possible
without going out.
burner flame at
Check flame on "HI" for a blue
color. It should be clean and soft in
character. No yellow tip, blowing or lifting
of flame should occur. Occasional orange
flashes are normal and reflect different
elements in the air or gas.