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Safety' Instructions - GE JGP979 Owner's Manual

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Usingthe gas surface burners.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model
Electric Ignition
Your
surlace
burners
are
lit by electric
ignition,
eliminating
tile
need
fl)r
standing
pilots
with
constantly
burning
[]_lI//es,
/11 case
era
power
outage,
you
can
light
tile
S(II'J[_ICe
b/li'nei's
on
VO/lI"
cooktop
with
a match.
Hold
a lit match
to tile
bm'ne_;
then
turn
tile
control
knob
to
tile
high
position.
Use extreme
caution
when lighting
the burners
this way.
Surthce
burners
in use when
an
electrical
power
fifilure
occm_
will
C()Iltilltle
to operate
noFillallv.
IN CASEOFA POWER FAILURE, THE
VENTILATION S YSTEMWILL NOT OPERATE.
Push the control knob down and
turn it to the LITEposition.
How to Light a Gas Surface Burner
Push
tile control
knol)
down
and
mrn
it
to tile
LITE
position.
_m
will hear
a little
clicking
noise--the
sound
of tile electric
spark
igniting
the
b/IFneI:
_dter
tile bm'ner
ignites,
mrn
tile knob
to
a(!itlst
tile flame
size.
To mrn a burner
off; turn tile knob
clockwise,
as tin" as it will go, to tile OFF
position.
If tile flame is too low at tile setting,
tile
\:five can be a(!iusmd.
Refer to Flames too
high or too low at the LOWsetting in tile
Troubleshooting tips secdon.
How to Select Flame Size
For safe handling of cookware, never let the
flames extend up the sides of the cookware.
_htch
tile flame,
not tile knob, as you
reduce
heat. Tile flame size on a gas
burner
should
match
tile cookware
um
are using.
Any flame laxger tl/an tile bottom
of tile
cookware
is wasted and only serves to
heat tile handle.
Before Lighting a Gas Burner
Make
sm'e
all grates
on tile cooktop
are
in place
before
using
any bm'ne_:
Only
surtace
burners
mav
be
used
on the
right
side,
8
After Lighting a Gas Burner
Do not operate
tile bm'ner
fin" an
extended
period
of time
without
cookware
on tile grate.
Tile
finish
on tile gram
may
chip
without
cookware
to absorb
tile heat.
Check
to be sure
tile burner
vou
turn
on
is
one
_;lIlt
Veil
want
to
rise.
Be sure tile burnex_ and grates are
cool before
you place yore" hand,
a pot holder,
cleaning
cloths or
other materials
on tl/em.
When
using tile surtace
burners,
if
you find that the LO setting
is too hot
fin" delicate
foods,
you can
a(!iust
tile
knob
below
tile tO setting.
Do not allow large
pans to extend
over tile control
knobs.
Heat
trapped
between
large
pans and
control
knobs
could
cause possible
damage
to tile control
knobs.

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