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Proper Burner Adjustments; Setting Surface Controls - Frigidaire 318068140 Owner's Manual

Open burner units, porcelain enamel cooktop
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Proper Burner Adjustments

The color of the flame is the key to proper burner adjustment. A good flame is clear, blue and hardly visible in a well-lighted room.
Each cone of flame should be steady and sharply defined. Adjust or clean burner if flame is yellow-orange. To clean burner, see
instructions under General Cleaning.
Note: One of the knobs shown above
is similar to the knobs on your

Setting Surface Controls

To Adjust Low or "Simmer" Setting
The burner flame, at low setting, can be adjusted if it is too high or too low; refer to
the installation instruction for adjustment procedure.
To Adjust Standing Pilot Model
Each burner lights automatically either an electric or a standing pilot, depending on
your model. Standing pilots must be lit initially. To light the standing pilot, open gas
supply shutoff valves, lift the cooktop from the front edge and hold a match near the
pilot. Standing pilots will remain lit when the burners are turned off; because of that,
the porcelain enamel cooktop can be hot even if burners are not used; refer to
Installation Instructions for proper pilot adjustment. Models with electric ignitors light
automatically each time a control knob is turned to the LITE position.
To operate the Surface Burner:
1. Place cooking utensil on burner.
2. Push in and turn the Surface Control knob to LITE. Note: All electronic ignitors will
click at the same time. However, only the burner you are turning on will ignite.
3. Visually check that the burner has lit.
4. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the desired flame size. The control
knobs do not have to be set at a particular mark. Use the guides and adjust the flame
as needed. DO NOT cook with the control knob in the LITE position. (The electronic
ignitor will continue to click if left in the LITE position.)
Electric Ignition Models
In the event of an electrical power outage, the surface burners can be lit manually. To
light a surface burner, hold a lit match to the burner head, then slowly turn the surface
control knob to LITE. Use caution when lighting surface burners manually.
Surface burner in use when an electrical power failure occurs will continue to operate
Do not operate the burner for an extended period of time
without cookware on the grate. The finish on the grate may chip without cookware
to absorb the heat.
Do not place plastic items such as salt and pepper shakers, spoon
holders or plastic wrappings on top of the cooktop when it is in use. These items
could melt or ignite. Potholders, towels or wood spoons could catch fire if placed too
close to a flame.
(some models)
(some models)
(some models)


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