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Setting Surface Controls
ESEC Hot Element Indicator Message (HE)
After using any of the single, dual or Bridge 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 Fig.1). If
the HE message appears in the window, the control can still be turned on again for use.
ESEC Error Indicator Message (Er)
An error message will be displayed (flashing “Er”) at power up (or after a power failure) if ANY
of the surface control knobs were left in the ON positions. If a power failure should occur, be
sure to set all of the 4 surface control knobs to the OFF position (See Fig. 2). This will reset
the surface controls.
Be sure to reset the clock (See page 15). Once the surface controls have been set to the
OFF positions and the clock has been set with the correct time of day, the surface controls
should return to normal operation. If the surface controls do not function and the “Er”
message remains in any display after following these procedures, contact an authorized
servicer for assistance.
Some models have single radiant surface elements at 2 locations; the right rear (Fig. 5) and
left rear (Fig. 6) element positions. The BRIDGE (some models) element position can also be
used as a single element (See Bridge Element Operating Instructions on pages 10-11).
1. Place correctly sized cookware on the radiant surface
2. Push in and turn the surface control knob in either direction
to the desired setting using the ESEC digital display
window for the desired setting (Fig. 4). Turn (do not push)
the knob to adjust the setting if desired. Start most cooking
operations on a higher setting and then turn to a lower
setting to finish cooking. Each surface element provides a
constant amount of heat at each setting. A glowing red
surface heating area extending beyond the bottom edge of
the cookware indicates the cookware is too small for the
surface heating area.
3. When cooking has completed, turn the surface control
knob to OFF before removing the cookware. Note: The HE
message will appear after turning the control knob to OFF if
the cooktop is still hot and will remain on until the heating
surface area has cooled sufficiently.
Note: See page 8, Fig. 5 for recommended control settings.
To Operate the Single Elements (some models):
ESEC Lockout Feature ( - - )
The Self-Clean feature will not operate whenever a radiant surface element is ON. Conversely
the ESEC feature will not operate during the Self-Clean cycle. Whenever the ESEC Lockout
feature is active, “ - - ” may appear in any display window (See Fig. 3). If any of the surface
elements are still hot during active Lockout, “HE” will appear in the window instead of the “- -”
Radiant surface elements may appear to have cooled after they have been
turned off. The glass surface may still be hot and burns may occur if the glass surface is
touched before it has cooled sufficiently.
The Single Radiant Elements (some models)
Right Rear Element
Left Rear Element