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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore Electric 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.
• Remove all tape and packaging before using the
appliance. Destroy the carton and plastic bags after un-
packing the appliance. 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 prop-
erly installed and grounded by a qualified technician
in accordance with National Electrical Code ANSI/
NFPA No.70-latest edition and local code require-
ments. Install only per installation instructions provided
in the literature package for this appliance.
• In case of an emergency, know how to disconnect
the electrical power to the appliance at the circuit
breaker or fuse box.
• 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 appliance. Sears Parts & Repair is
the recommended repair service for this appliance. Ask
your Sears dealer to recommend a qualified technician
and an authorized Sears repair service.
• Never modify or alter the construction of an appli-
ance by removing panels, wire covers or any other
part of the product.
Stepping or leaning on this cooktop can
result in serious injuries and may also cause dam-
age to the cooktop. Do not allow children to climb or play
around the cooktop.
• Storage on Appliance. Flammable materials should
not be stored near surface units. 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 or near the appli-
ance. Flammable materials may explode and result in fire
or property damage.
Do not store items of interest to children
in the cabinets above the appliance.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
• Do not leave children alone. Children should not be
left alone or unattended in the area where an appli-
ance is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or
stand on any part of the appliance.
THESE SURFACES. Surface units may be hot even
though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units
may become hot enough to cause burns. During and
after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flam-
mable materials touch these areas until they have
had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas are the
cooktop and areas facing the cooktop.
• Wear Proper Apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging gar-
ments should never be worn while using the appli-
ance. Do not let clothing or other flammable materials
contact hot surfaces.
Never use your appliance for warming
or heating the room.
• Do Not Use Water or Flour on Grease Fires. Smoth-
er 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 potholders
on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do
not let the potholders touch hot heating surface units.
Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup
of pressure may cause the container to burst and
result in injury.
IMPORTANT. Do not attempt to operate the cooktop
during a power failure. If the power fails, always turn
off the cooktop. If the cooktop is not turned off and the
power resumes, the cooktop will begin to operate again.
Food left unattended could catch fire or spoil.



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