The electronic surface element control (ESEC)
The Electronic Surface Element Control (ESEC) feature
includes digital display windows. The ESEC feature
provides a numeric digital setting for the radiant surface
element positions on the cooktop. These settings work the
same way as normal knob setting indicators work except
the settings are displayed in digital windows.
The available ESEC display settings
The ESEC control provides various heat levels from Hi
(Figure 4) to Lo (Figure 5) and OFF (Figure 4). The settings
between 3.0 and 9.5 increase or decrease in increments of
.5 (1/2). The settings between 1.2 and 3.0 are Simmer
settings which decrease or increase in increments of.2 (1/5)
to Lo (Figure 5; lowest Simmer setting) for more precise
settings at lower heat levels. Use the Recommended
Surface Setting Chart to determine the correct setting for
the kind of food you are preparing.
ESEC hot element indicator
After using any of the single or dual radiant element
positions the cooktop will become very hot. Even after
turning the control knob to OFF, the cooktop will remain hot
for some time. The ESEC control monitors the temperature
of the cooktop and displays the message "HE" (hot
element) warning when the cooktop is still too hot to touch
(See Figure 6). If the HE message appears in the window,
the control can still be turned on again for use.
OFF position (L) and Hi position (R)
Hot element indicator message
ESEC power failure indicator
When the range is first plugged in or when the power supply
to the range has been interrupted, the ESEC control will
display the message "00". After a few seconds the "00"
message will disappear from the display.
Lo position (L) and 5.0 position (R)
message (L) and ESEC lockout
ESEC Lockout Feature (- -)
The ESEC feature will not operate during a Self-Clean cycle
or when the Lockout feature is active. Whenever the
Lockout feature is active, "- -" will appear in any ESEC
digital display windows to show that all surface elements
can not be activated (See Figure 7).