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Before You Call (Solutions to Common Problems)
Before you call for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are
not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Oven Control Beeps and Electronic control has detected a fault condition. Press STOP to dear the display and
Displays any F code error stop the beeping. Reprogram the oven. If a fault reoccurs, record the fault number. Press
(example F|l). STOP and call Sears or another qualified servicer.
"d-O" is displayed. The door was left open and controls set for self-cleaning cycle. Close the door and push
Faulty installation. Place oven rack in center of oven.
Range not leveled.
Bad cooking results.
Surface element does not heat.
Surface element too hot or not
Surface element turns off by
Warmer zone element does not
Scratches or abrasions on
Brown streaks or specks.
Areas of discoloration with
Oven light does not work.
Fan noise during cooking
Place a level or a marked glass measuring cup fliied with water on the center of the
If the water level is uneven, adjust the leveling legs of the unit (refer to the installation
instructions for leveling the range).
If the level is still uneven, contact an installing agent to adjust the cabinet cutout
Kitchen cabinet misaiignment may make oven appear to be not level. Be sure cabinets
are square and level. Contact cabinet maker to correct problem.
No power to the appliance. Check steps under "Entire range or oven does not operate"
in this Before You Call checklist.
Too low heat setting. Turn control to a slightly higher setting until element comes on.
Incorrect control is on. Be sure to use correct control for the element to be used.
Incorrect control setting. Raise or lower setting until proper amount of heat is obtained.
Dial markings are an indicator of relative heat settings and will vary slightly.
Voltage is incorrect. Be sure appliance is properly connected to the power source
specified in the installation instructions. If you are not sure about this requirement carl
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Lightweight or warped pans were used. Be sure to use proper cookware. Use only flat
bottom, evenly balanced medium or heavyweight cookware. Heavy and medium weight
pans heat evenly. Because lightweight pans heat unevenly, foods may burn easily.
This is normal. The element temperature rises gradually and evenly. As the temperature
rises, the element will glow red. To maintain the selected setting, the element will cycle
ON and OFF. The heating element retains enough heat to provide a uniform and
consistent heat during the OFF cycle.
The warmer element will not glow when turned on. The indicator light will turn on when
the warmer element is on.
Coarse particles such as salt or sand between cooktop and utensils can cause scratches.
Be sure cooktop surface and bottoms of utensils are dean before usage. Small scratches
do not affect cooking and will become less visible with time.
Cleaning materials not recommended for ceramic-glass cooktop have been used. See
"Cooktop Cleaning" section under General Care & Cleaning.
Cookware with rough bottom has been used. Use smooth, fiat-bottomed cookware.
Sliding or scraping of metal utensils on cooktop surface. Do not slide metal utensils on
cooktop surface. Use a ceramic-glass cooktop cleaning cream to remove the marks.
See "Cooktop Maintenance" section under General Care & Cleaning.
Boilovers are cooked onto surface. Use razor blade scraper to remove soil. See
"Cooktop Maintenance" section under General Care & Cleaning.
Mineral deposits from water and food. Remove using a ceramic glass cooktop cleaning
cream. Use cookware with clean, dry bottoms.
Burned-out or loose bulb. Follow the instructions under Changing Oven Light to replace
or tighten the bulb.
A cooling fan may automatically turn on and off to cool internal parts. This is normal,
and the fan may continue to run even after oven is turned off.