Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore Gas cooktop Use & Care Manual

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This manual contains important safety symbols and instructions. Please pay attention to these symbols and follow all
instructions given.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or death.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
— Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, servicer or the gas supplier.
• 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 and CAN/CGA B149.2, and the National
Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70—latest edition, and
local code requirements. Install and/or adjust only per
installation instructions provided in the literature package
for this cooktop.
Sears Parts & Repair is the recommended repair service for
this appliance. Know how to disconnect the electrical power
to the appliance 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 to 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
• Air curtain or other overhead hoods, which operate by
blowing a downward air flow on to a range, shall not be
used in conjunction with gas ranges other than when the
hood and range have been designed, tested and listen by
an independent test laboratory for use in combination with
each other.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
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.
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.
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.
NEvER use this appliance as a space heater
to heat or warm the room. Doing so may result in carbon
monoxide poisoning.
• 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 Potholders—Moist or damp pot holders on
hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let
the potholders touch the flame or burners. Do not use a
towel or other bulky cloth instead of a pot holder.
• 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.
Use Proper Flame Size—Adjust flame size
so it does not extend beyond the edge of the utensil. The
use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the


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