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Setting Surface Controls - Kenmore Electric Range Use & Care Manual

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Installation Instructions
Levelling
For good baking results, your range should be level. Screw type levelling legs are provided at each
corner of the range at the base. Remove the storage drawer to adjust the levelling legs. (Refer to
Storage Drawer section).
Unlock
Lock
Locking the Front Rollers
(some of the 30" models only)

Setting Surface Controls

Models with Coil Surface Elements
NOTE: All knobs shown in this owner's Guide are typical only.
1. Place the pan on the surface element.
2. Push in and turn the surface element control knob to desired setting.
3. The Element On indicator lights are located on the control panel between two element
control knobs, one on each side, and will glow when a surface element is turned ON.
A quick glance at this indicator light after cooking is an easy check to be sure ALL
surface controls are turned OFF. Always turn the element off before removing the pan.
Note: The size and type of utensil used, and the amount and type of food being
cooked will influence the setting needed for best cooking results.
Setting
Type of Cooking
HI (MAX)
Start most foods, bring water to a boil, pan broiling.
5 (MED)
Maintain a slow boil, thicken sauces and gravies, steam
vegetables.
2-4 (MED-LOW)
Keep food cooking, poach, stew.
LO (MIN)
Keep warm, melt, simmer.
The suggested settings found in the chart above are based on cooking in medium thickness aluminum pans with lids. Settings
may vary when using other types of pans.
Do not place 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 could catch fire if placed too close
to the element.
DO NOT use the surface element in self-clean mode. During the self-clean cycle, the surface elements,
when used, are subjected to high heat. To ensure maximum element life, do not use the surface element during a self-clean
cycle.
(continued)
To level the range:
1. Use a 1¼" open end key or an adjustable wrench to equally
unscrew the four levelling legs two to three turns each.
2. Install an oven rack in the center of the oven.
3. Move the range to its final position, then put a spirit level on the rack to check for
levelness. Take two readings, one with the level placed diagonally first in one direc-
tion, and then the other.
4. Use the 1 ¼" key or wrench to adjust the levelling legs. Turn each one until the
range stands firm without wobbling.
5. Some models are supported by smooth glide rollers to facilitate moving.
If floor is flat and level, open the drawer and lower the front roller locking levers (some
models) to prevent the range from moving.
If floor is not flat or level or if this model has rollers without locking levers, use the 4
levelling legs to level, support and prevent the range from moving.
Circuit Protection
As a protection against surcharge, a 15 amp, 120 volt breaker is provided for each of
the electric outlet(s) (2 max.). It (they) is (are) located on top or underneath of the con-
trol panel. Models with no electric outlet have no breaker.
(some models)
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LO
HI
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