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Important Safety Instructions - Frigidaire 318068140 Owner's Manual

Open burner units, porcelain enamel cooktop
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This guide contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow all
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of these symbols.
WARNING
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
CAUTION
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
• Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using the
cooktop. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after
unpacking the cooktop. Never allow children to play with
packaging material. Do not remove the model/serial plate
attached to the cooktop.
• Proper Installation—Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1
latest edition in the United States, or in Canada CAN/
CGA B149.1, and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the National
Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70—latest edition in the
United States, or in Canada CSA Standard C22.1,
Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and local code
requirements. Install and/or adjust only per installation
instructions provided in the literature package for this
cooktop.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician and an
authorized repair service. Know how to shut off gas supply at the
meter and disconnect the electrical power to the cooktop at the
circuit breaker or fuse box in case of an emergency.
• User Servicing—Do not repair or replace any part of the
appliance unless specifically recommended in the
manuals. All other servicing should be done only by a
qualified technician. This may reduce the risk of personal
injury and damage to the cooktop.
• Never modify or alter the construction of a cooktop by
removing panels, wire covers, or any other part of the
product.
WARNING
Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can result in
serious injuries and may also cause damage to the cooktop. Do
not allow children to climb or play around the cooktop.
• Storage on Appliance—Flammable materials should
not be stored on the cooktop, near surface burners. This
includes paper, plastic and cloth items, such as cookbooks,
plasticware and towels, as well as flammable liquids. Do not
store explosives, such as aerosol cans, on the cooktop.
Flammable materials may explode and result in fire or
property damage.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
CAUTION
Do not store items of interest to children
in the cabinets above the cooktop.
• Do not leave children alone—Children should not be
left alone or unattended in the area where an appliance
is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any
part of the appliance.
• DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE BURNERS, GRATES, OR AREAS
NEAR THESE BURNERS. Surface burners may be hot even
though the flames are not visible. Areas near surface burners
may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after
use, do not touch or let clothing or other flammable materials
touch these areas until they have had sufficient time to cool.
Among these areas are the cooktop and the surfaces facing
the cooktop.
• Wear Proper Apparel—Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable materials
contact hot surfaces.
WARNING
Never use your appliance for warming or
heating the room.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires—Smother
the fire with a pan lid, or use baking soda, a dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
• When heating fat or grease, watch it closely. Fat or
grease may catch fire if allowed to become too hot.
• Use Only Dry Pot holders—Moist or damp pot holders
on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not
let the pot holders touch the flame or burners. Do not use a
towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers—Buildup of
pressure may cause container to burst and result in
injury.
• Know which knob controls each surface burner. Always
turn the knob to the LITE position when igniting the burners.
Visually check that the burner has lit. Then adjust the flame
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil.
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