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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore 790. 9802 series 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 unpacking the
appliance. 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 National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA
No.70 (USA) or CSA C22.1, PART 1 (Canada)-latest edition
and local code requirements. 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.
• Never modify or alter the construction of an appliance
by removing panels, wire covers or any other part of the
• Remove the oven door from any unused appliance if it is to
be stored or discarded.
Stepping, leaning, sitting or pulling down on
the door of this appliance can result in serious injuries and
may also cause damage to the appliance. Do not allow children
to climb or play around the appliance.
• 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 appliance. Flammable materials may
explode and result in fire or property damage.
• All appliances can tip.
• Injury to persons could result.
• Install anti-tip bracket packed with
• See Installation Instructions.
To reduce the risk of tipping, the
appliance must be secured by
properly installed anti-tip bracket
provided with the appliance. To check
if the bracket is installed properly;
grasp the top rear of the appliance
and carefully attempt to tilt it forward.
Refer to the Installation Instructions for proper anti-
tip bracket installation.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this appliance.
Save these instructions for future reference.
Do not use the ovens for storage.
Do not store items of interest to children in
the cabinets above an appliance. Children climbing on the
appliance 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.
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 flammable 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 garments
should never be worn while using the appliance. 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. 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. Do not use a
towel or other bulky cloth instead of a potholder.
• Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers. Buildup of
pressure may cause the container to burst and result in
IMPORTANT—Do not attempt to operate the appliance
during a power failure. If power fails, always turn off the
appliance. If the appliance is not turned off and the power
resumes, it will begin to operate again. Once the power
resumes, reset the clock and oven function.
Know which knob controls each surface heating unit.
Place a pan of food on the unit before turning it on, and then
turn the unit off before removing the pan.
Use proper pan size. This appliance is equipped with
one or more surface units of different sizes. Select utensils
having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit.
The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of
the surface heating unit to direct contact and may result
in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to the
surface unit will also improve efficiency.


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