Whirlpool RF370PXD Specifications

UseAndCare
Table of Contents
(complete)
. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A Note to You .. ........ ...... 3
Range Safety ......... ....... . 4
Getting to Know
Your Range ....... ....... ..... 7
Using Your Range .... .. .. 8
Using the
Self-Cleaning Cycle .... 23
Caring for
Your Range .. .. .... ... ...... 27
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Troubleshooting
... ...... 32
Requesting
Assistance
or Service ... ........... ...... 34
Index .......... ......... .. ....... 35
Warranty .. .......... ...... .... 36
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SELF-CLEANING
PART NO. 3186076 Rev. A
ELECTRIC RANGE
MODELS RF375PXD RF370PXD
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Table of Contents
A Note to You ............................................
Range Safety .............................................
Getting to Know Your Range ....................
Using Your Range .....................................
Using the surface units .........................
3
4
7
8
8
21
The storage drawer ............................
21
The anti-tip bracket ............................
22
Optional door panel pat .....................
22
Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle ............... 23
Positioning racks and pans ................. 10
Before you start .................................
10
Using aluminum foil for baking ........... 11
Before setting the controls.. ................. 24
Setting the controls
The electronic oven control ................. 12
Special tips ........................................
26
How the cycle works ...........................
26
For best air circulation .........................
Setting the clock .................................
13
Using the electronic Minute Timer ....... 13
2
The oven vent ....................................
............................
23
24
Caring for Your Range ............................ 27
Starting a function ...............................
15
Surface units and reflector bowls.. ...... 27
Canceling a function ...........................
15
Lift-up cooktop ...................................
29
BakingIroasting
15
Cleaning chart ...................................
29
The oven light .....................................
31
Troubleshooting ......................................
Requesting Assistance or Service .........
Index ........................................................
Warranty ..................................................
32
34
35
36
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Adjusting the oven temperature
control ................................................
17
Broiling ...............................................
18
Broiling tips .........................................
20
Energy saving tips ..............................
20
A Note to You
Thank
you for
buying
a Whirlpool”
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool ranges are easy to use,
save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of troublefree operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail in the Ownership Registration Card provided with your
appliance. The card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you cell to request service for
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 7 for location of plate).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Deeler Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
for future
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reference.
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Range Safety
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFH-Y
This symbol alerts you to such dangers
as fire, electrical shock, burns, and
personal injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury
to persons, or damage when using the range,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
General
*Read all instructions before using
the range.
4nstall or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions. The range
must be installed by a qualified
installer. The range must be
properly connected to electrical
supply and grounded.
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@WARNING: To reduce the risk
of tipping the appliance, the
appliance must be secured by a
properly installed anti-tip bracket.
To check if the bracket is installed
properly, see “The antitip bracket”
on page 22.
@CAUTION: Do not store things
children might want above the
range. Children could be burned
or injured while climbing on it.
*Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand
on any part of the range. They
could be burned or injured.
*Do not operate the range if it is
damaged or not working properly.
@Do not use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons
could be burned or injured, or a
fire could start.
.Use the range only for its intended
use as described in this manual.
*Do not touch surface units, areas
near units, heating elements, or
interior surfaces of oven. Surface
units and heating elements may be
hot even though they are dark in
color. Areas near surface units and
interior surfaces of an oven become
hot enough to cause bums. During
and after use, do not touch or let
clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units, areas
near units, heating elements, or
interior surfaces of oven until they
have had sufficient time to cool.
Other surfaces of the range, such
as the oven vent opening, the surface near the vent opening, the
cooktop, and the oven door and
window, could also become hot
enough to cause burns.
aDo not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the range.
They could ignite if they touch a
hot surface unit and you could
be burned.
@Use only dry pot holders. Moist or
damp pot holders on hot surfaces
could result in burns from steam.
Do not let pot holder touch hot
heating elements. Do not use a
towel or bulky cloth for a pot
holder. It could catch on fire.
@Keep range vents unobstructed.
*Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns
and container particles could
cause injury.
@Use only utensils approved for
oven use. Follow utensil manufacturer’s instructions, especially
when using glass or plastic
utensils.
@Do not store flammable materials
on or near the range. The fumes
could create an explosion and/or
fire hazard.
When
using
the cooktop
@Make sure the reflector bowls are
in place during cooking. Cooking
without reflector bowls could subject the wiring and components
underneath them to damage.
*Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners
could result in a risk of electrical
shock or fire.
@Select a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
the surface unit. If pan is smaller
than the surface unit, some of
the heating element will be
exposed and could result in the
igniting of clothing or pot holders.
Correct pan size also improves
cooking efficiency.
@Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
range. Only certain types of glass,
glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktops without
breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
@Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A
boilover could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers
that could ignite.
*Turn pan handles inward, but not
over other surface units. This will
help reduce the chance of burns,
igniting of flammable materials,
and spills due to bumping of
the pan.
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When
using - the oven
@Always position oven rack(s) in
desired location while oven is
cool. If a rack must be removed
while oven is hot, do not let pot
holder contact hot heating element in oven.
@Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
Grease
@Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
@Do not use water on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flaming pan on range
by covering with a well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet, or flat tray. Flaming
grease outside of pan can be
extinguished with baking soda
or, if available, a multipurpose
dry chemical or foam-type
extinguisher.
Care
and cleaning
@Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are given
off in the Self-Cleaning cycle
from fiberglass insulation and
food decomposition. Significant
exposure to these substances
could cause cancer or reproductive
harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or
open window and wiping out
excess food spills prior to selfcleaning.
ADO not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or oven
liner protective coating of any kind
should be used in or around any
part of the oven.
l Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven racks, and other utensils.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous parts unless you
are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
*Do not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or fire
could result.
*Do not clean door heat seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the seal. Clean only
parts recommended in this Use
and Care Guide.
@Do not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended in this manual. All
other servicing should be referred
to a qualified technician.
*Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
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Getting to Know
Range -
Your
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with
the location and appearance of all parts and features. To help you find information on specific
parts and features quickly, page references are included.
Control
panel 7
Plug-in surface
unit with
reflector bowl
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Oven vent
(P. 21)
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Automatic oven
light switch
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(PP. 8,27,28)
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Model and aerial
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Broil element
(P. 19)
Bake element
(P. 16)
Anti-tip
bracket
floor
(for
information on
alternate wall-
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mounted anti-tip
bracket. see
P. 22)
Removable
storage drawer
(P. 21)
Control
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NOTE: Window not available on all models
panel
(P. 8)
Manual
oven light
indicator
light (p. 8)
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Using Your Range
To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This
section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range.
Using
the surface
units
Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are turned to
OFF and all indicator lights are OFF
when you are not cooking.
A fire could start or someone could be
burned if a surface unit is accidentally
left ON.
Push in control knobs before turning
them to a setting. You can set them anywhere between HI and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
Cookware
The solid dot in the Surface Unit Marker
Surface
unit
indicator
tips
Select a pan that is about the same size
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as the surface unit.
lights
One of the Surface Unit Indicator Lights on
the control panel will glow when
a surface unit is on.
NOTE: For best results and greater
energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed
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Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high setting; then turn
the control knob down to continue cooking.
SElTlNG
HI
RECOMMENDED USE
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To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hokf a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding, and
icing.
To cook large amounts
of vegetables.
To keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
To keep food warm until
ready to sewe.
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cookware that makes good contact with
the surface units. Cookware with rounded,
warped, ribbed (such as some porcelain
enamelware), or dented bottoms could
cause severe overheating, which damages
the cookware and/or surface unit.
You can, however, use the newer
cookware available with slightly indented
bottoms or very small expansion channels.
This cookware is specially designed to
provide the good contact needed for best
cooking results.
Also, woks, canners, and teakettles with
flat bottoms suitable for use on your
cooktop are now available in most stores
that sell housewares.
The pan should have straight sides and a
tight-fiiing lid.
Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
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The pan material (metal or glass) affects
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how fast heat transfers from the surface
unit through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best cooking
results.
Handles should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached
to the pan.
To protect your range:
l Use flat-bottomed
canners/pans
information
for best
results.
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NOTES:
If a surface unit stays red for a long time,
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canning
the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or
is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged
usage of incorrect utensils could result in
damage to the surface unit, cooktop, wiring, and surrounding areas. To prevent
damage, use correct utensils, start
cooking on HI, and turn control down to
continue cooking.
Do not leave an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit.
The utensil coukl overheat and damage
the utensil or surface unit.
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Use the largest surface unit for best
resutts. Also, use a canner/pan which can
be centered over the surface unit and
which does not extend more than one inch
outside surface unit area. Large diameter
canners/pans, if not property centered,
trap heat and can cause damage to the
cooktop.
Do not place canner on two surface units
at the same time. Too much heat will build
up and will damage the cooktop.
Start wlth hot water. This reduces the
time the control is set on high. Reduce
heat setting to lowest position needed to
keep water boiling.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning all
day.
Refer to your canner manual for specific
instructions.
Optional canning kit
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settings for long periis
of time can shorten
the life of regular surface units and cause
damage to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cook-top for canning,
we recommend the installation of a Canning
Kit. Order the kit (Part No. 242905) from
your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
Whirlpool service company.
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Positioning
For baking/roasting
racks
and pans
with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
RACK POSITION
FOOD
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys, angel
food cakes
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
Lowest level or
2nd level from
bottom
2nd level from
bottom
2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on bottom and third level from bottom.
To change rack position, lift rack at front
and pull out.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 19.
Personal Injury Hazard
*Always position oven rack(s) in
desired location before turning oven
on. Be sure the rack(s) is level.
l If rack(s) must be moved while oven
is hot, use pot holders or oven mitts
to protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in personal injury.
For best air circulation
Use the following as a guide to
determine where to place the pans:
One pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two pans
Place in opposite corners of the oven rack.
Three or four pans
Hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the
oven. This results in better baking.
l Place the pans so that one is not directly
over the other.
l For best results, allow 1 l/i to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (3 cm).
l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at
one time.
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Place in opposite corners on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly
over another.
Using
aluminum
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers
from pies or casseroles:
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rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and
make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm)
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larger all around than the dish holding the
food.
Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
Do not line oven bottom or entire oven
rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking
will result.
Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements.
Failure to follow this precaution could
result in fire or electrical shock hazard
and damage to the elements.
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The electronic
oven control
Electronic
display
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Oven
selector
pads
Temperature
pads
Clock Minute Hour Minute
timer
pads pads
pad
set and
off pads
Display/clock
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-Off/Cancel
Start/ Off/
enter cancel
pad pad
tells the oven to turn off.
When you first plug in the range,
everything on the display will light up for
1-2 seconds, then a time of day and “PF
will appear on the temperature display. If,
after you set the clock (page 13) “PF
again appears on the display, your electricity was off for a while. Reset the clock.
When you are not using the oven, the
control is an accurate clock.
When you are using the oven or Minute
Timer, the display will show times,
temperature settings, and what command
pads have been pressed.
When showing the time of day, the
display will show the hour and minutes.
When you are using the Minute Timer,
the display will show minutes and seconds
in the following sequence:
- For settings from 1-59 minutes, the
display will count down each second.
- For settings 1 hour or over, the display
will count down each minute.
Command
pads
The command pads tell the oven what to do
and in what order. A few examples:
-Clock tells the oven you are going to set
1 the clock.
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CLOCK
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Each command pad (except Off/Cancel and
Start/Enter) has its own Indicator Light. The
Indicator Light comes on when you press
the command pad.
Using
the control
lock
The control lock prevents unwanted use of
the oven by disabling the control panel
command pads.
NOTES:
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lock is only available when oven
is not in use or control has not been set.
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Set control lock when cleaning the control
panel to prevent oven from accidentally
turning on.
To lock or deactivate the control panel:
Push and hold the Start/Enter pad for 5 seconds. A single tone will sound and
“Loo” will appear on the temperature
display.
To unlock the control panel:
nd hold the Start/Enter pad for 5 seconds. A single tone will sound and
“Lo? will disappear from the
temperature display.
Setting
the clock
1. Press Clock pad.
2. Set time.
PRESS
YOU SEE
(example
3. Start clock.
Using
the electronic
PRESS
Minute
for 530)
YOU SEE
Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the
oven. It works like a kitchen timer. It can be
set in hours and minutes up to 12 hours,
59 minutes. The Minute Timer will display
minutes and seconds for settings under one
hour. You will hear four 2-second tones
when the set time is up.
1. Press Timer Set pad.
PRESS
2. Set time.
PRESS
YOU SEE
Press the “up” (A) or “down” (V) pad(s)
until the correct time shows on the
display.
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3. Start Minute Timer.
PRESS
YOU SEE
The Minute Timer will begin counting
down immediately after the timer is
started.
(display
When the time is up:
You will hear four 2-second tones, then
four 1 -second reminder tones every
minute until you press one of the two
Timer pads.
NOTE: To display the time of day while
the Minute Timer is counting down, press
the Clock pad.
counts
YOU SEE
4. Turn off Minute Timer.
To cancel
the Minute
Timer:
PRESS
YOU SEE
Press Timer Off pad.
(time of day)
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down)
Starting
a function
After programming a function, you must
press the Start/Enter pad to start the
function.
Canceling
a function
The Off/Cancel pad will cancel any function
except for the Clock and Timer Set
functions. When you press the Cffl
Cancel pad, the display will show the
ill
time of day or, if Minute Timer is also
being used, the time remaining.
Baking/roasting
1. Position racks.
For more information, see “Positioning
racks and pans” on page 10.
2. Choose baking/roasting
setting.
3. Set temperature (optional).
Do this step if you want to set a temperature other than 350°F. Press A to raise
the temperature or V to lower the temperature in 5°F amounts. Use these pads
until the desired temperature shows on
the small display.
PRESS
YOU SEE
PRESS
YOU SEE
(example
for Bake at 375’F)
4. When roasting or cooking
casseroles, put food in oven.
You do not have to preheat the oven
when roasting or cooking casseroles.
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5. Press the Start/Enter pad.
A preheating time will count down on the
display. The oven control automatically
sets preheating times depending on the
oven temperature you select:
* For 32O’F and less, the preheating
time is 6 minutes.
the preheating time
l For 325’F-375”F,
is 8 minutes.
l For above 38O”F, the preheating
time
is 10 minutes.
The oven is preheated when you hear a
1-second tone and “PrE” on the display
changes to the set temperature.
NOTES:
You can change the temperature
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setting any time after pressing the
Start/Enter pad. However, you must
press the Start/Enter pad again.
The display will show “door” and a
tone will sound once every 5 seconds
if the door is latched (Lock Lever set
at the clean position) when you try to
bake/roast.
6. When baking, put food in oven
after oven is preheated.
During baking/roasting, the elements will
turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting.
NOTE: The top element helps heat
during baking/roasting, but does not
turn red.
7. After cooking, turn off oven.
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YOU SEE
(example for set temperature
of 350%)
Adjusting
the oven temperature
control
Although your new oven is properly adjusted
to provide accurate temperatures, it may
cook faster or slower than your old oven.
If, after using the oven for a period of time,
you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting
results, you can change the offset temperature by following these steps:
NOTE: DO NOT measure oven temperature
with a thermometer. Opening the oven door
will lower the oven temperature and give
you an inaccurate reading. Also, the thermometer temperature reading will change
as your oven cycles.
1. Press and hold Bake pad for
5 seconds.
PRESS
YOU SEE
The display will show the current offset
temperature, for example “O”, if you have
not previously adjusted the temperature.
2. Set new offset temperature.
YOU SEE
Press A to raise the temperature or V to
lower the temperature in 10°F amounts.
You can set the temperature change to
as low as -30°F or as high as +3O”F. A
minus (-) sign will appear before the
number when decreasing the temperature setting to show the oven will be
cooler by the displayed amount. There
is no sign in front of the number when
increasing the temperature setting.
(example when making oven
10°F cooler)
3. Enter the adjustment.
How to determine the amount of adjustment needed
The chart at the right tells you how much to
adjust the offset temperature to get the
desired cooking results. You can determine
cooking results by the amount of browning,
moistness, and rising times for baked foods.
TO MAKE
FOOD...
A little more done
Moderatelv more done
j Much more done
A little less done
Moderatelv less done
1 Much less done
ADJUST BY
THIS NUMBER
OF DEGREES
(FAHRENHEIT)
+lO
+20
+30
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-10
-20
-30
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Broiling
NOTES:
Preheating is not necessary when broiling.
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using the oven to broil. This allows the
oven to maintain proper temperatures.
1. Position rack.
See “Broiling rack position chart” on
page 19.
2. Put food on broiler pan and
place in center of oven rack.
3. Position door.
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Close the door to the Broil Stop position
(open about 4 inches [lo cm]). The door
will stay open by itself.
4. Press Custom Broil pad.
PRESS
YOU SEE
5. Start oven.
PRESS
YOU SEE
PRESS
YOU SEE
NOTE: You can change the temperature
setting any time after pressing the Start/
Enter pad. To change the setting, see
“To custom broil at a lower temperature”
on page 19. After changing the setting,
you must press the Start/Enter pad
again.
6. When broiling is done, turn off
oven.
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(time of day)
To custom
temperature:
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broil
at a lower
If food Is cooking too fast, press the
Custom Broil pad and press the V Temp
pad until “325°F’ shows on the small
display. Press the Start/Enter pad.
PRESS
YOU SEE
(example shows Broil at 325OF)
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If you want food to broil slower from the
start, press the Custom Broil pad and
press the V Temp pad so a temperature
between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and
260°C) shows on the small display. Press
the Start/Enter pad.
Lower temperature settings allow the broil
heating element to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower
the cooking.
PRESS
:-,
II
YOU SEE
.
(example
shows Broil at 400°F)
NOTE: Fish and chicken are some foods
that may cook better if you use lower broiling
temperatures.
Broiling
rack
position
chart
RACK POSITION TYPE OF FOOD/
FROM BOTTOM DONENESS
4
Hamburger patties
and thin steaks, l/i”
thick or less
3
Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
1
Not used for broiling
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Broiling
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tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
They are designed to drain excess liquid
and grease away from the cooking surface
to help prevent spatter, smoke, or fire.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
from the oven when you remove the food.
Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave
it in the heated oven.
Energy
saving
tips
Although the energy used for cooking is
usually a very small percentage of the total
energy used in the home, cooking energy
can be used effiiiently. Here are some tips
to help you save energy when using your
cooking product:
l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides,
and tight-fitting lids.
l Match the pan to the surface unit size.
l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface unit control on low or off to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking
when possible.
l Use the more efficient surface units
instead of the oven when possible.
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Fire Hazard
Place food about 3” or more from the
broil element.
@To ensure adequate grease drainage,
do not use cookie sheets or similar
pans for broiling. Also, covering the
broiler grid with foil is not recommended. If foil is used, cut slits in foil to line
up with all openings in broiler grid.
Grease can then drain away and cool
in pan.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire, burns, or other personal injury.
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Turn on the surface unit only after placing
filled pan on the unit.
“Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times, and unsatisfactory
baking results. Rely on your timer to keep
track of the cooking time.
Bake cakes, pies, or cookies when oven
is warm. Best time to bake is right after a
meal has been cooked in oven.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use
of the range. When using the oven to cook
one food, try to cook the rest of the meal in
it also.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting, or
cooking items such as casseroles.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
The oven vent
Fire Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use pot holders when
moving it.
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materials away from
oven vent.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire or burns.
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Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent under the right rear surface
unit. You can cook on the unit or keep food
warm on it while the oven is on. The vent is
needed for air circulation. Do not block the
vent. Poor baking/roasting can result.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent
can melt.
The storage
drawer
You can remove the storage drawer to make
it easier to clean under the range and to
check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (if you have one). Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans
before removing drawer. Pull drawer
straight out to the first stop. Lift front
and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
the way out.
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
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The anti-tip
bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much
force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured.
Personal injury Hazard
*To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with a properly
installed anti-tip bracket supplied with range or an optional floormounted anti-tip bracket kit.
l If range is moved for cleaning or service, check that anti-tip bracket
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a floor
brat ket):
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To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a wall
bracket):
Remove the storage drawer. (See page 21.)
Cable
(attached
to rear of
control
panel)
Rear
leveling leg
Wall bracket
Floor bracket
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attached to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is
positioned under the anti-tip bracket.
See Installation Instructions for further
details.
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door panel
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is
attached with screws to the wall behind
the control panel.
Make sure the cable on the back of the
range is secured by the two hooks on the
bracket.
Cable must be unhooked from wall bracket to move range for cleaning or service.
Reconnect cable before using range.
See Installation Instructions for further
details.
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If you would like to change the color of your
oven door glass to white or almond, you can
order one of these kiis from your Whirlpool
Dealer. The kiis include easy installation
instructions.
Models RF375PXD and RF370PXD:
White (Kii No. 814324)
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Model RF362BBD:
White (Kit No. 814071)
l Almond (Kit No. 814072)
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Using the SelfCleaning
The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the
toil and mess that often come with handcleaning the oven interior. Like the other
functions of your range, you operate the
Self-Cleaning cycle with easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions in this
section to keep your oven spotless.
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Cycle
Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This
will help reduce smoke during the SelfCleaning cycle.
Remove the oven racks from the oven if
you want them to remain shiny. You can
clean the oven racks in the Self-Cleaning
cycle, but they will become harder to slide.
(See page 30.) If you clean racks in the
Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd
and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted
from bottom to top.)
Heat and odors are normal during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well
ventilated by opening a window or by
turning on a vent hood or other kitchen
vent during the cycle.
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle.
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oven cleaners
in your oven.
Failure to follow the above could result
in burns or hazardous fumes.
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Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle,
make sure you:
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the areas shown. They do
not get hot enough during the cleaning
cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot water
and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad
for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the
seal. Poor cleaning, baking, and roasting
may result.
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Remove the broiler pan grid and any
pots and pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan
(without grid) in the oven if you have first
removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning
or in a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not
removed, too much smoking will occur.The
chrome broiler pan grid will discolor if
cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
NOTES:
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bend or break it. The lever is designed to
stay locked until the oven is cool enough
to safely open. Wait until it moves freely.
l Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for
best cleaning results.
utensils near the
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vent. They may melt.
. Do not leave any foil in the oven during
the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or
melt and damage the oven surface.
l The oven light will not work during
the
Setf-Cleaning cycle.
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Before
setting
the controls
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time of day. (See “Setting the
clock” on page 13.)
@Move Lock Lever all the way to
the right -the Clean position.
Setting
the controls
2. Set cleaning time (optional).
PRESS
If you want a Self-Cleaning cycle longer
or shorter than 3% hours, use the Hour
and Minute pads to set the desired
cleaning time. Press the “up” (A) or
“down” (r) pad(s) until a time between
2%-4X hours shows on the display.
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WA1/2 hours for moderate to
heavy soil.
3. Start oven.
NOTE: The display will show “door” and
a tone will sound once every 5 seconds
if the door is not latched (Lock Lever set
at the clean position).
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cleaning time)
PRESS
YOU SEE
4. After Self-Cleaning
cycle starts:
LOCK’D lights up on the display when
the oven temperature goes above normal
baking/roasting temperatures. The Lock
Lever must not be moved and the door
cannot be opened when LOCK’D is on.
5. After Self-Cleaning cycle ends
and oven reaches normal baking/roasting temperatures:
YOU SEE
LOCK’D goes off. Move the Lock Lever
back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT.
Wait until it moves easily.
To stop the self-cleaning
at any time:
cycle
PRESS
YOU SEE
When LOCK’D goes off, move the Lock
Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT.
Wait until it moves easily.
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Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat,
odors, and smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe up any
residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge.
If any spots remain, clean with a mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes
longer and results in more smoke than
usual.
If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not get
the oven as clean as you expected, the
cycle may not have been set long enough
or you may not have prepared the oven
properly. Set the Self-Cleaning cycle
longer the next time and hand-clean areas
noted on page 23.
How the cycle
works
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat
to burn away soil and grease. During the
cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it
does for normal baking or broiling. This high
heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns
it away.
Your oven is preset for a 3%hour SelfCleaning cycle. However, you can adjust the
cycle time to the amount of soil in your oven.
You can set the cycle time anywhere
between 2V2 and 4% hours. (See “Setting
the controls” on page 24.)
The graph at the right is representative of
a normal, 3%hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Note
that the heating stops V2 hour before the
3%hour setting is up.
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DOOR UNLOCKS
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START
1
Thm I: Hours
3
STOP
Caring
for Your Range
Your range is designed for easy care.
You can do most cleaning with items found
around your home. Cleaning your range
whenever spills or soiling occurs will help
to keep it looking and operating like new.
Surface
units
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or burns.
and reflector
bowls
Removing
1. Make s&e all surface units are off and
cool before removing surface units and
reflector bowls.
3. Pull the surface unit straight away from
the receptacle.
2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite the
receptacle, just enough to clear the
element hokfdown clip and the
reflector bowl.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning
chart” on page 30 for cleaning instructions.
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Replacing
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1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cool before replacing surface units and
reflector bowls.
4. When terminal is pushed into the
receptacle as far as it will go, push
down the edge of the surface unit
opposite the receptacle. The element
hold-down clip will keep the surface unit
from moving around.
2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl
with the surface unit receptacle and the
element hokfdown clip.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as possible with the terminal just started into
the receptacle. Push the surface unit
terminal into the receptacle.
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NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to
the utensils on the surface units. They also
help catch spills. When they are kept clean,
they reflect heat better and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of
your utensils may not be flat enough, or
some may be too large for the surface unit.
In either case, some of the heat that’s meant
to go into or around a utensil goes down and
heats the reflector bowl. This extra heat can
discolor it.
Lift-up
cooktop
Personal Injury Hazard
Be sure both support rods are fully
extended and in the locked position.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury from the cooktop accidentally
falling.
1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners
until the support rods lock into place.
2. Wipe with warm, soapy water. Use a
soapy steel-wool pad on heavily soiled
areas.
3. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from
both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them. Lower the
cooktop into place.
Cleaning
NOTE: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage
could result to the porcelain and the cook-top
frame.
chart
Use the following table to help. you
_ clean your range.
PART
Control knobs
WHAT TO USE
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
HOW TO CLEAN
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Control panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight
away from control panel.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do
not soak.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the
finish of the knobs.
Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs
point to OFF.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the
finish.
Do not spray cleaner directly on panel.
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
NOTE: Set the Control Lock to prevent
the oven from accidentally turning on
when you are cleaning the panel. (See
“Using the control lock” on page 12.)
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PART
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
WHAT TO USE
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
HOW TO CLEAN
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thoroughly.
Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad
on heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers,
They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
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(such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon juice) to
remain on surface. Acids may remove the
glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills
when cooktop is cool.
Surface units
Porcelain-enamel
reflector bowls
No cleaning required
Nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad and
warm, soapy water
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OR
OR
The Self-Cleaning
cycle
Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
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(See note on page 23.)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
OR
OR
The Self-Cleaning
cycle
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spray glass cleaner
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and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
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cycle
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and
become harder to slide if left in oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount o
vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding.
OR
Oven cavity
Place upside down on oven racks in oven
during the Se&Cleaning cycle.
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each use)
Oven racks
Wipe off excess spills.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
See “Using the Self-Cleaning
pages 23-26.
Cycle” on
The oven light
The oven light will come on when you open
the oven door. Models RF375PXD and
RF370PXD: To turn the light on when the
oven door is closed, press the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are
cool and power to the range has
been turned off before replacing the
light bulb.
*The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the
bulb from breaking, and from high
oven temperatures. Because the bulb
cover is made of glass, be careful not
to drop it.
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Failure to follow the above could result
in electrical shock, burns, or injury from
broken glass.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the
back of the oven by screwing ft out
counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug In appliance or reconnect at the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not work during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of
any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 34.
If nothing
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operates,
check
the following:
Is the range plugged into a live outlet with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Other
possible
PROBLEM
The oven will not
operate
The surface units
will not operate
problems
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The Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
operate
Cooking results
are not what you
expected
You have not set the electronic control correctly. Refer
to the section in this manual describing the function you are
operating.
You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit
breaker.
The surface units are not plugged in all the way.
(See “Replacing” on page 28.)
You have not set the control knobs correctly. Push control
knobs in before turning to a setting.
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causes:
CAUSE
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Control knob(s)
will not turn
and their
The Lock Lever is not in the Clean position - all the way
to the right.
The range is not level. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 17 to adjust
oven temperature.
You did not preheat the oven before baking (if called for
in recipe).
PROBLEM
Cooking results are
not what you expected
(continued)
CAUSE
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The display is showing
“PF”
“F” followed by a
number shows on the
display
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The recipe you are using may need to be altered to improve
the taste or appearance of the food.
You are using a pan that is not the correct type or size.
Refer to a reliable cookbook or recipe for recommended
pan type and size.
There is not enough air space around pan when baking.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of air space on all sides of
pan. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch.
The cooking utensil is too large or too small for the surface
unit being used. Pan should be the same size or slightly
larger than the surface unit being used.
There has been a power failure. Reset the clock.
(See page 13.)
The electronic control or temperature sensor has failed.
Call for service. (See Step 2 on page 34.)
If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting
on page 34.
Assistance
or Service”
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Reauestina
Assistance
Sekice
--
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 32-33. It
may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need
assistance*
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
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1-800-253-l 301
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and talk with one of our
trained consultants. The consultant can
instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation from your appliance or, if service
is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
- swr whirlpad
Appumces
or
Aulhorlzed
WhIrlpool Serdos
(Gampb:XYZ SewkeCo.)
‘WASHIND
DRYERS,
FSP
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fii right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number
in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
SERVICE technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service,
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anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whirlpool service company in
your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
-APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMUOR,
SERVICE C REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
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SERVICE L REPAIR
- Ses’ WhIrlpool Applime~
or
Aulbriied
Whidpml
.%-vim
(Gampb:
XX Servke Co.)
*When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 3.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the
page(s) on which you can find each topic.
TOPIC
PAGE
PAGE
TOPIC
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FEATURES
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LIFT-UP COOKTOP
BAKING
Aluminum foil ........................................
Pans .....................................................
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
11
10
10
15
BROILING
Broil stop position .................................
Broiling rack position chart ...................
Grid ......................................................
Pan .................................................
18,
Setting cycle .........................................
Tips ......................................................
18
19
20
20
18
20
ANTI-TIP
BRACKET
ASSISTANCE
...............................
9
CLEANING
Broiler pan and grid ..............................
Control knobs .......................................
Control panel ........................................
Exterior surfaces ..................................
Oven cavity ..........................................
Oven door glass ...................................
Oven racks ...........................................
Reflector bowls .....................................
Surface units ........................................
Under the cooktop ................................
30
29
29
30
30
30
30
30
30
29
KNOBS
.............................
CONTROL PANEL
Canceling .............................................
Clock ....................................................
Command pads ....................................
Display .................................................
Minute Timer ........................................
Starting .................................................
8, 29
15
13
12
12
13
15
COOKTOP
Cleaning ..........................................
27, 30
Using ....................................................
8-9
COOKWARE
Canning.. .................................................
Tips .........................................................
ENERGY SAVING TIPS.. .........................
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LIGHT ......................................................
CANNING KIT ...........................................
CONTROL
...............................................
9
8
LOCK LEVER ....................................
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER
OPTIONAL
7
29
31
24, 25
............... 3
DOOR PANEL PAC ............. 22
OVEN TEMPERATURE
Adjusting ..............................................
17
Setting ......................................
15, 18, 19
OVEN VENT ............................................
PANS
.....................................................
PARTS
......................................................
21
8-9
7
RACKS ....................................................
10
ROASTING
Pans .....................................................
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
10
10
15
SAFETY
.................................................
4-6
SELF-CLEANING
How cycle works ...................................
Preparing oven ......................................
Setting controls .....................................
Stopping cycle .......................................
Tips .......................................................
26
23
24
25
26
SERVICE
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STORAGE DRAWER
Removing .............................................
Replacing .............................................
21
21
SURFACE UNITS
Coil elements ............................. 8, 27,
Control knobs ...................................
8,
Control setting guide ..............................
Reflector bowls ............................... 27,
Surface unit indicator lights ....................
Surface unit markers ..............................
30
29
8
30
8
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
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WARRANTY
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20
35
WHIRLPOOL”
Electric Range
Warranty
1 LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
I WHIRLPOOL
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FSPQ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
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A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-888-253-1301, from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
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Corpxelkm
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TredemaMlM
Trademark
of Whlripool.
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