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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore Electric Range Use & Care Manual

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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 these symbols.
This symbol will help you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
Remove all tape and packaging wrap before using
the range. Destroy the carton and plastic bags af-
ter unpacking the range. Never allow children to
play with packaging material.
Proper Installation — Be sure your appliance is
properly installed and grounded by a qualified
technician in accordance with CSA C22.1 PART 1
— latest edition and local code requirements. In-
stall only per installation instructions provided in the
literature package for this range.
Ask your dealer to recommend a qualified technician
and an authorized repair service. Know how to dis-
connect the electrical power to the range 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 recom-
mended 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 range.
Never modify or alter the construction of a range
by removing panels, wire covers or any other part
of the product.
Stepping, leaning or sitting on the
door or drawer of this range can result in serious in-
juries and may also cause damage to the range. Do
not allow children to climb or play around the range. The
weight of a child on an open door may cause the range to
tip, resulting in serious burns or other injury.
Do not use the oven for storage.
Storage in or on Appliance — Flammable materi-
als should not be stored in an oven, near surface
units or in the storage drawer. 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 range. Flammable materials may explode
and result in fire or property damage.
Do not store items of interest to chil-
dren in the cabinets above a range or on the
backguard of a range. Children climbing on the range to
reach items could be seriously injured.
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.
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
units and oven heating elements 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
flammable materials touch these areas until they
have had sufficient time to cool. Among these areas
are the cooktop, surfaces facing the cooktop, the
oven vent openings and surfaces near these open-
ings, oven door and window.
Wear Proper Apparel — Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
appliance. Do not let clothing or other flammable ma-
terials contact hot surfaces.
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 Potholders — Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns
from steam. Do not let the potholders touch hot
heating surface units or interior oven elements. Do
not use a towel or other bulky cloth instead of a
Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers — Build-
up of pressure may cause the container to burst
and result in injury.
Remove the oven door from any unused range if it
is to be stored or discarded.
IMPORTANT — Do not attempt to operate the oven
during a power failure. If the power fails, always
turn the oven off. If the oven is not turned off and
the power resumes, the oven will begin to operate
again. Food left unattended could catch fire or spoil.
Electronic controllers can be damaged
by cold temperatures. When you use your range for
the first time, or if it has been used for a long period
of time, make sure that it has been exposed to a tem-
perature above 0°C/32°F for at least 3 hours before
connecting it to the power supply.

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