Whirlpool RF302BXV Specifications

Contents
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS..
PARTS AND FEATURES.
USING YOUR RANGE.
Using the Surface Units.
Home Canning Information.
Baking or Roasting
Setting the Oven Controls
How To Position Racks
andPans
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How To Use Aluminum Foil
for Baking
Broiling
Setting the Oven Controls
Custom Broil
Broiling Tips
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Adjusting the Oven
Temperature
Control
The Oven Vent
,
The Storage Drawer
Optional Door Panel Pat
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
Control Panel and Knobs
Surface Units and Reflector
Bowls
Lift-Up Cooktop
The Oven Door
Standard Oven Cleaning..
Cleaning Chart
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL RANGE
WARRANTY
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Before you use your range
You are responsible
for:
l Reading
and following all safety precautions
in this Use and Care Guide.
l Installing
and leveling the range on a floor strong enough to support its weight,
and where it is protected from the elements. [See the Installation Instructions.)
l Making
sure the range is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.
l Properly
maintaining
the range.
l Using the range
only for jobs expected
of a home range.
l Making
sure the range is secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket, with
a rear leveling leg positioned under bracket.
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label. It will be easier to remove before the
range is used. To remove any remaining
glue:
l Rub briskly
with thumb to make a ball, then remove.
or
l Soak area
with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent
before removing glue
as described
above.
Do not use sharp instruments,
cleaners. These can damage
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rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive
the finish. See “Important
Safety Instructions”
IMPORTmT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
. Read all instructions before using
the range.
l Install or locate
the range only in
accordance
with the provided
Installation Instructions. It is recommended that the ran e be installed by a qualifie 8 installer. The
ran e must be properly connet 3 ed to electrical
SUDDIV and
grgnded.
To reduce the risk of tipping of the
appliance,
the appliance
must
be secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket. To check if
the bracket is installed properly,
remove the storage drawer (see
page16
and verify that the antitip brat I et is engaged.
l Do not use the range
for warmin
or heating the room. Persons cou 9 d
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
l 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.
l Do not wear
loose or hanging garments when using the range. They
could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit or heating element and
you could be burned.
mDo not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended
in this manual. All
other servicin
should be referred
to a qualified Bechnician.
l Do not store flammable
materials
in or near the range. They could
explode or burn.
mDo not use water on grease fires.
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Never pick up a flaming pan.
pan on cooktop
Smother flamin
by covering wit 3: 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.
l Use only dry potholders.
Moist or
damp potholders on hot surfaces
may result in burns from steam. Do
not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or
bulky cloth for a potholder. They
could catch on fire.
l 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
may result in the igniting of
clothing or potholders. Correct
pan size also improves cooking
efficiency.
. Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A
boil-over could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers
that may ignite.
l Make
sure the reflector bowls are
in place during cooking. Cooking
without reflector bowls may subject the wiring and components
underneath
them to damage.
l Do not line reflector
bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners
may result in a risk of electric
shock or fire.
l Check
to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
cooktop. 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.
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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.
Do not soak removable
heating
elements in water. The element will
be damaged
and shock or fire
could result.
Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
Do not heat unopened
containers.
They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
injury.
Keep range vents unobstructed.
Always position oven racks in
desired location while oven is
cool. If rack must be moved while
oven is hot, do not let potholder
contact hot heating element in
oven.
Do not clean door 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 store things children might
want above the range. Children
could be burned or Injured while
climbing on it.
l 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
burns. 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 may become hot enough
to cause burns; such as, the oven
vent opening, the surface near the
vent opening, the cooktop, and
the oven door.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY l
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE
OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS
AND LIQUIDS tN THE VICINITY OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
mail fhe Owner Reglstraflon
Card provided
complete
the form below. Have this information
or call with a question.
. Copy model and serial numbers
from plate [behind the oven door
on the oven frame) and purchase
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date from sales slip.
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this book and the sales slip
together in a handy place.
Please complete
and
with this product.
Then
ready if you need service
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Parts and features
Models
RF302BXV and RF3020XV
SURFACE UNIT
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CONTROL KNOB
CONTROL
PANEL
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
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RIGHT REAR /
CONTROL KNOE
OVEN
INDICATOR
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SURFACE UNIT
MARKER
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FRONT
Using your range
Using the Surface Units
Surface Unit
Indicator
lights
One of the surface unit indicator
lights on the control panel will glow
when a surface unit is on.
COnbl
knobs must be pushed in
before turning them to a setting. They
can be set anywhere
between HI
and OFF.
Surface
Unit Markers
The solid dot in the surface unit
marker shows which surface unit
is turned on by that knob.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are
turned to OFF and all indicator
lights are OFF when you are not
cooking.
Someone could be
burned or a fire could start if
a surface unit is accidentally
left ON.
Until you get used to the settings, use the following
as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high settings; then turn the control knob down to continue
cooking. Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled pan on unit.
Use HI to start
foods cooking; to bring
liquids to a
boil.
Use MED-HI
to hold a
rapid boil; to
fry chicken
or pancakes.
Use MED
for gravy,
puddings
and icing; to
cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
Use MED-LO
to keep food
cooking after
starting it
on a higher
setting.
Use LO to
keep food
warm until
ready to
serve. Set the
heat higher
or lower
within the LO
band to keep
food at the
temperature
you want.
Cookware
There is no one brand of utensil that is best for all people. Knowing something
about pan materials and construction
will help you select the right cooking
utensils for your needs.
1.
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils that make good contact with the surface units.
To check the flatness of a utensil:
l Turn it over and
check the bottom of the pan by placing a ruler across it.
l Rotate the ruler in all directions.
There should be no gaps between the pan
and the ruler.
2. The pan should have straight sides and a tight-fitting
lid.
3. Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
Remember that a very heavy pan will be even heavier when filled with food.
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4. The pan material [metal or glass) affects how fast heat transfers from the
surface unit through the pan material and how evenly heat spreads over the
pan bottom.
5. Handles
securely
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should be made of a sturdy, heat-resistant
attached to the pan.
material
and be
Burn, Personal Injury and Product Damage
Hazard
It the pan is too small for the surface unit, you could be burned bv the
heat from the exposed
section of the surface unit. Use correctly
sized
cooking
utensils to prevent injury.
Not all glass, glass-ceramic,
ceramic,
earthenware
and other glazed
utensils are safe for cooktop
cooking. Some will crack or break with
sudden temperature
changes,
which could result in personal
injury.
If a surface unit stays red for a long time, the bottom of the pan is not
flat enough or is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged
usage of
incorrect
utensils for long periods of time can 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. It can overheat
and may damage
the utensil or surface
unit.
Do not use canners, woks and specialty
utensils with rounded, warped,
ridged or dented bottoms. These could cause severe overheating
which damages
the utensil and/or surface unit.
Home Canning Information
To Protect Your Range:
1. Use flat-bottomed canners
for best results. Do not use canners with
dented or ridged (porcelain
enamel-ware)
bottoms. They do not make
good contact with the surface unit and cause severe over-heating
which damages
the cooktop.
2. For best results, use a canner which can be centered over the surface
Large diameter canners, if not properly centered, trap heat and can
cause damage
to the cooktop.
unit.
3. Do not place canner
build-up will damage
heat
4. Alternate
batches.
surface
on two surface
the cooktop.
units at the same time. Excessive
units. This allows the surface
units to cool down between
5. Start with hot water. This reduces the time the control is set on high. Reduce
heat setting to lowest position needed to keep water boiling.
6.
Keep reflector
bowls clean
for best heat reflection.
7. To prolong the life of the elements:
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small batches at a time.
l Do not use elements
for canning all day.
optional
Canning
Kit (Part
NO. 242905)
The large diameter of most water-bath
or pressure canners combined
with high
heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life of regular surface units
and cause damage
to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend
the installation of a
Canning Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
WhirlpoolSM
service company.
Baking or Roasting
Setting the Oven Controls
1.
Position the rack(s) properly
before turning on the oven. To
change rack positlon, lift rack at
front and pull out. For information
on positioning
racks, see “How To
Position Racks and Pans” on
page 10.
3. Set the Oven Temperature
Control
to the baking temperature
you
want. The Oven Indicator Light will
come on. The oven is preheated
when the Oven Indicator Light first
goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when
roasting or cooking items such
as casseroles.
5. When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF
2. Set the Oven Selector
to BAKE.
4. Put food in the oven. During
baking, the elements will turn on
and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. The Oven
Indicator Light will turn on and off
with the elements.
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red.
How To Position
Racks and Pans
The rack(s) should be placed so the top of the food will be centered in the
oven. Always leave at least IYz to 2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides of the
pan and the oven walls and other pans.
For proper cooking, follow these guidelines
for specific
foods:
l Angel
and bundt cake pans, yeast breads, frozen pies, large roasts and
turkeys - place rack on lowest level
l Casseroles,
muffins, most quick breads and meats - place rack on second
level from bottom
l Cookies,
biscuits, cakes and non-frozen pies - place rack on second or third
level from bottom
When baking
bottom.
on two racks, arrange
racks on bottom
and third level from
Fire and Personal Injury Hazard
Always position oven racks in desired location
before turning oven on.
Be sure the racks are level.
l If racks
must be moved while oven is hot, use potholders
or oven mitts
to protect hands.
l Do not let potholders
or oven mitts contact
hot heating elements.
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use a dry potholder
or oven mitt to change racks or handle
utenslls in the oven. Do not use a damp potholder
or oven mitt. Steam
burns could result.
Failure to follow the above precautions
may result in fire or personal
injury.
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The hot air must circulate around
the pans in the oven for even heat
to reach all parts of the oven.
How to Use Aluminum
for Baking:
Foil
For Best Air Circulation:
Place the pans so that one is not
directly over the other.
l Allow
IYz-2 inches (4-5 cm) of space
around each pan and between
pans and oven walls.
l Use only one cookie
sheet in the
oven at one time.
Use the following as a guide to
determine
where to place the pans.
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One Pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two Pans
Place in opposite corners of the
oven rack.
NOTE: “Oven peeking” may cause
heat loss, longer cooking times and
unsatisfactory
baking or roasting
results, Use a reliable kitchen timer to
keep track of the cooking time.
Use aluminum foil to catch spill-overs
from pies or casseroles.
l Place
the foil on the oven rack
below the rack with the food. The
foil should have the edges turned
up and be about 1 inch (3 cm]
larger all around than the dish
holding the food.
l Do not cover
the entire rack with
aluminum foil. It will reduce air
circulation
and cause poor cooking results.
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Electrical
Shock, Fire and
Product Damage
Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the
heating elements because
it
will damage
them and could
result in shock or fire hazard.
Do not line Standard
Oven
bottoms with foil or other liners.
Poor baking will result.
Broiling
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Tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They
liquid and fat away from the cooking surface
or fire.
Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the
food. Drippings will bake on the pan if it is left
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are designed to drain excess
to help prevent spatter, smoke
for correct broiling times.
oven when you remove the
in the heated oven.
Fire Hazard
Place meat the correct distance
from the element. Meat placed too
close to the element may spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire during
broiling.
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.
Poor drainage
of grease may result in fire. If foil is
used, cut slits in foil to correspond
with all openings
in broiler grid.
Grease can men drain away and cool in pan.
Broiling
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Tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They
liquid and fat away from the cooking surface
or fire.
Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the
food. Drippings will bake on the pan if it Is left
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are designed to drain excess
to help prevent spatter, smoke
for correct broiling times.
oven when you remove the
in the heated oven.
Fire Hazard
Place meat me correct distance
from the element. Meat placed too
close to the element may spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire durlng
broiling.
To ensure adequate
grease drainage,
do not use cookie sheets or
slmilar pans for brolllng. Also, covering the broiler grld wlth foil is not
recommended.
Poor drainage
of grease may result in flre. If foil is
used, cut slits In foil to correspond
wlth all openlngs
in broiler grld.
Grease can then drain away and cool in pan.
Adjusting
the Oven Temperature
Control
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature
of your old oven may have shifted gradually
without your noticing the change.
Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures.
But when
compared
to your old oven, the new design may give you different results.
If after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the
temperature
settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps:
LOCKING
SCREWS
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Pull the Oven Temperature
Knob straight off.
TOOTH
Control
NOTCHES
3. To lower the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
(5°C).
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2. Loosen the locking screws inside
the control knob. Note the position of the notches.
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NOTCHES
TOOTH
4. To raise the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 10°F (5°C).
Tighten
replace
the locking
the control
screws
knob.
and
The Oven Vent
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OVEN
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.
Burn Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right
rear surface unit, use potholders
when moving it. Pan handles can
become
hot enough to burn.
I Plastic utensils letl over the vent
can melt.
The vent is needed for air circulation.
Do not block the vent. Poor baking
can result.
The Storage Drawer
The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer can be removed
to make it easier to clean under the range, and to check for installation of the
anti-tip bracket.
Use care when handling
the drawer.
Removing
the storage
drawer
1. Empty drawer of any pots and
pans before removina drawer. Pull
drawer straight out toihe first stop.
Lift front and pull out to the second
stop.
Replacing
1.
the storage
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer
all the wav , out.
drawer
into
Fit ends of drawer slidyrails
the 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.
To verity the anti-tip bracket
is engaged:
l Remove
the storage drawer.
l Look to see if the anti-tip
bracket
is attached
to floor with screws.
l Make
sure one rear leveling leg
is positioned
under the anti-tip
bracket.
l See Installation
Instructions for
further details.
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Optional
Door Panel Pat (Model RF302BXV)
If you would like to change the color of your oven door glass to white or
almond, you can order one of these kits: White (Kit No. 814071) or Almond
(Kit No. 814072) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
Caring for your range
Control Panel and Knobs
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the range
is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so can
result in burns or electrical
shock.
1.
Turn control
2. Pull control
knobs to the OFF position.
knobs straight off.
3. Use warm soapy water or spray glass cleaner,
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
4. Wash control
5. Replace
knobs in warm soapy
control
knobs by pushing
and a soft cloth, to wipe the
water. Rinse well and dry. Do not soak
them firmly into place
NOTE: When cleaning, never use steel wool, abrasives,
cleaners which may damage
the finish. After cleaning,
knobs point to the OFF position.
or commercial
oven
make sure all control
Surface Units and Reflector Bowls
Removing
1.
Turn off all surface
units.
. Pull the surface unit straight away
from the receptacle.
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2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite
the receptacle,
just enough to
clear the element hold down clip
and the reflector bowl.
1. Lift out the reflector bowl. See
“Cleaning
Chart” on page 21 for
cleaning
instructions.
Replacing
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Burn, Electrical
Shock and Fire Hazard
Make sure all surface units are OFF before replacing
surface units and
reflector bowls. Failure to do so can result in burns or electrical
shock.
Do not line the reflector bowls with foil. Fire or electrical
shock
could result.
Turn off all surface
units
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.
2. Line up openings in the reflector
bowl with the surface unit receptacle and the element hold down
clip.
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.
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 the 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.
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Lift-Up Cooktop
1.
Lift front of cooktop at both front
corners until the support rods lock
into place.
Personal Injury and Product
Damage
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.
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Do not drop the cooktop.
Damage
can result to the porcelain and the cooktop
frame.
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.
The Oven Door
Removing
the oven door will help make
it easier to clean
the oven.
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the oven is
cool before removing oven door. Failure to do
so can result in burns or electrical
shock.
1.
Open the door to the first stop
position.
2. Hold the door at both sides and lift
it at the same angle it is in.
3. To replace,
fit the bottom corners
of the door over the ends of the
hinges.
Push the door down evenly. The
door will close only when it is on
the hinges correctly.
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Standard Oven Cleaning
The Standard Oven has to be hand cleaned.
Use warm soapy
steel wool pads or a commercial
oven cleaner. See “Cleaning
for further instructions.
water, soapy
Chart” below
Using Foil
To catch sugar or starch spills from pies and casseroles, use a piece of
heavy-duty
aluminum foil or a shallow pan on the lower rack, slightly larger
than the cooking container.
NOTE: Do not use foil or foil liner to cover
could occur.
the oven floor. Poor baking
results
Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Exterior
surfaces
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad for heavilysoiled areas.
. Wipe off regularly
when range
is cool.
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Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tOmat0,
lemon juice or milk] to remain
on surface. Acids may remove
the glossy finlrh.
. Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
Surface
units
No cleaning
required.
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Chrome
reflector
bowls
Control
Control
Warm soapy water and
a non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad.
knobs
panel
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
water
and
Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
Broiler pan
and grid
Warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
Oven
Warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
racks
Oven door
glass
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and
a non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad.
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Spatters or spills will burn off
Do not immerse in water.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
with
Clean afier each use.
Wash, rinse and dry well
Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for heavily-soiled
areas.
Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Wash, rinse and drv well.
wrth
standard
oven
Warm, soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
OR
Commercial
oven
cleaners.
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Heavy-duty
or shallow
aluminum
pan.
foil
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Remove door for easier access.
Clean heavily-soiled
areas or
stains. Rinse well with water.
Remove door for easier access.
Place newspaper
on floor to
protect floor surface.
Follow directions
provided
with the
oven cleaner.
Rinse well with clear water.
Use in well-ventilated
room.
Do not allow commercial
oven
cleaners
to contact the heating
elements,
oven seal, thermostat
or
exterlor surfaces of the range.
Damage
will occur.
Place piece of foil or shallow pan,
slightly larger than the cooking
container,
on lower rack to catch
spill-over5
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these steps:
1. Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
without tools of any kind.
It nothing operates:
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage? (See Installation
Instructions.)
l Have
you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
If the oven will not operate:
l Is the Oven
Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL)?
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Is the Oven Temperature
Control
turned to a temperature
setting?
It surface units will not operate:
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
l Are surface
units plugged
in all the
way?
l Do the control
knobs turn?
l
It surface
unit control
knob(s)
will
not turn:
l Did you push in before
trying to turn?
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If cooking
results aren’t what
you expected:
l Is the range
level?
l Does
the oven temperature
seem
too low or too high? See page 14.
l If needed,
have you preheated
the
oven as the recipe calls for?
l Are you
following
a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
l Are you using
pans recommended
in the “Cookware”
section
on
page 6?
l If baking,
have you allowed lY2 to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
l Are the pans the size called
for in the
recipe?
l Do
the cooking
utensils
have
smooth, flat bottoms and fit the surface elements being used?
2.
If you need
assistance?..
4.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
i-800-2534301
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. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include
a daytime
phone
number in your correspondence.
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 fit 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, referto Step 3 above or call
the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE
service
assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved?..
l
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
nationwide
has a
netl
nies.
Whirlpool
service technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized
Whirlpool
service
company
in your area, call our
COOL-LINE% service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
l
Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer
Action
Panel
(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
or
Whirlpool
have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance
Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When requesting assistance, please
provide:
model
number,
serial
number, date of purchase,
and a
complete
description
of the problem. This information
is needed
in
order to better
respond
to your
request.
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WHIRLPOOL’
RANGE PRODUCT
WARRANTY
EROO
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
I. Correct the installation
of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace
house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing
4. Replace owner accessible
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when range product
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage
to range product
caused
by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
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 limitation or exclusion
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 franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance”
section of this book. After
checking
“Service and Assistance:’
additional
help can be found by calling our
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere
in the U.S.
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