Whirlpool RS6300XV Use & care guide

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Contents
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
USING YOUR RANGE..
Using the Surface Units
Optional Canning Kit
Setting the Clock
Using the Minute Timer
Using the Oven Controls
Baking.. .
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Broiling
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Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER*Clock .
Oven Vent . .
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Optional Rotisserie
Optional Door Panel Pat
CARING
FOR YOUR RANGE.
Control Panel and Knobs
Surface Units and
Reflector Bowls
Oven Window
Oven Door
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Continuous-Cleaning
Oven
Cleaning Chart
Oven Light
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE . .
WHIRLPOOL RANGE
WARRANTY
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Before you use your range
Read this Use & Care Guide
lnformatlon.
You are personally
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and the Cooking
responslble
Guide
for Important
safety
for:
Reading and following all safety precautions in this Use & Care Guide and the
Cooking Guide.
Installing the range where it is protected from the elements, leveled in a
cabinet and on a floor strong enough to support its weight.
Properly connecting the range to electrical supply and grounding. (See
Installation Instructions.)
Making sure the range is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintaining the range.
Using the range only for jobs expected of a home range.
See Cooklng
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Gulde
for Important
safety
and use information.
IMPORTANT
1. DO NOT allow children to use or
play with any part of the range,
or leave them unattended near it.
They could be burned or injured.
2. DO NOT store things children
might want above the range.
Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on it.
3. DO NOT allow anvone to touch
hot surface units or heating
elements. Dark colored units and
elements can still be hot enough
to burn severely.
4. KEEP children
away from the
range when it is on. The cooktop
and oven walls, racks and
door can get hot enough to
cause burns.
5. DO NOT use the range to heat a
room. Persons in the room could
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
6. KEEPpan handles turned in, but
not over another surface unit to
avoid burns, injury and to help
prevent the utensil from being
pushed off the surface units.
7. DO NOT use water on grease
fires. The fire will spread. Cover
fire with large lid or smother with
baking soda or salt.
8.
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.
9. DO NOT heat unopened containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could burn and
container particles could
cause injury
10. When adding or removing food,
MAKE SURE to open the oven
door all the way to prevent burns.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THEY COULD IGNITE CAUSING EXPLOSION AND/OR FIRE.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Thank you for buylng a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mall
the Owner Reglstratton
Card provlded
wlth this product.
Then complete
the form below. Have this information
a question.
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Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the oven door
on the oven frame) and purchase
date from sales slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy place.
ready if you need service or call with
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Sewlce
Date
Company
Phone
Number
Parts and features
Models
RS630PXV
and RS6300XV
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LEFT REAR
RE
CONTR
CONTROL
KNOB
AUTOMATIC MEAV’“eB+
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CLOCK/MINUTE
TIMER
START
TIME
STOP
TIME
OVEN LIGHT
SWITCH
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‘REAR SURFACE
UNIT SIGNAL
CIGHT
DIP-UT aera
CONTROL KNOB
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IsLIm
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PANEL
ONE-PIECE CHROME
, REFLECTOR BOWL
PLUG-IN
’ FRONT SURFA
SURFACE UNIT
INDICATOR
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FOIL
LINER
OVEN TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
SELECTOR
SIGNAL LIGHT
Using your range
Using the Surface Units
Surface
Unit Indicators
The solid dot in the surface unit
indicator shows which surface unit
is turned on by that knob.
Signal light
One of the signal lights will glow
when a surface unit is on.
Control knobs
before turning
must be pushed
in
them to a setting. They
can be set anywhere between HI
and OFF.
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.
Use HI to start
Use MED-HI
Use MED
Use MED-LO
Use LO to
foods cooking; to bring
liquids to a
boil.
to hold a
rapid boil; to
fry chicken
or pancakes.
for gravy,
puddings
and icing; to
cook large
amounts of
veaetables.
to keep food
cooking after
starting it
on a higher
setting.
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.
CAUTION: The use of the HI setting for long periods of tlme
can damage
surface units and discolor
chrome reflector
bowls. Start cookfng
on HI and turn control down to contlnue cooklng.
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Use only flat-bottomed utensils for best cooking results and to prevent damage
to the cooktop. Specialty items with rounded or ridged bottoms (woks, ridged
bottom canners or tea kettles) are not recommended.
See the Cooklng
Guide
for Important
Optional Canning Kit
utensil
information.
(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 Tech-Care@ Service
Company.
See the Cooking
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Guide
for important
canning
information.
Setting the Clock
Push in and turn the Minute
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Push in Minute
turn clockwise
Timer Knob to set the Clock.
Timer Knob and
until clock shows
the right time of day.
2. let the Minute
Timer Knob pop
out. Turn clockwise until Minute
Timer hand points to OFF.The
clock setltng will change if you
push In the knob when turning.
Using the Minute Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer.
Set it in minutes up to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set time is up.
DO NOT PUSH IN THE KNOB when setting the Minute Timer.
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pushing
it In, turn the
Minute Timer Knob until the timer
hand passes the setting you want.
PUSHING
SETTING.
pushlng in, turn the knob
back to the setting you want.
When the time is up, a buzzer
will sound. To stop the buzzer, turn
the Minute Timer hand to OFF.
2. Wlthout
IN AND TURNING THE MINUTE TIMER KNOB CHANGES
THE CLOCK
Using the Oven Controls
Baking
The rack(s) should be placed so the
top of the food will be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least lY2to
2 inches (4-5 cm] between the sides
of the pan and the oven walls and
other pans. For more information,
see the Cooking Guide.
1. Position the rack(s) properly
before turning on the oven. To
change rack posltlon, lift rack at
front and pull out.
2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control
to the baking temperature you
want. The Oven Signal Light will
come on. The oven is preheated
when the Oven Signal Light first
goes off.
4. Put food in the oven. NOTE: Oven
When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
racks,
walls and door will be hot.
During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to keep the oven
temperature at the setting. The
Oven Signal Light will turn on and
off with the elements.
The top element helps heat
during baklng, but does not
turn red.
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Adjusting
the Oven Temper&we
Control
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature
of your old oven may have shifted gradually without you noticing the change.
Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures. But when
comparing 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:
1. Pull the Oven Temperature Control
Knob straight off.
2. Loosen the locking screw Note
the position
OFF
OFF
move
the tooth a notch closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
(5°C).
3. To lower the temperature,
of the notches.
move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 10°F(5°C).
4. To raise the temperature,
Tighten
replace
the locking
the control
screw and
knob.
Broiling
. Position the rack before turning
the oven on. See “Broil Chart”in
the Cooking Guide or a reliable
cookbook for recommended
rack positions.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on
the rack.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm]. The door will stay open
by itself.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to BROIL.
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the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
Broil
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise until the Oven Signal Light goes off.
If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature
Control between 150” and 325°F (65.5” and 162.7”C). The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
The Oven Selector
must be on BROIL for all brolllng
NOTE: The door must be partly
Leaving the door open allows
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temperatures.
open whenever
the oven is set to BROIL.
the oven to maintaln
proper temperatures.
Using the Automatic MEALTIMER*
Clock
The automatic MEALTIMER’ Clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at til
you set, even when you are not around.
Automatic baking is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven,
such as meats and casseroles. Do not use the automatic
cycle for cakes,
cookies,
etc...undercooking
To start and stop baklng
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automatically:
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock
right time of day.
Is set to the
3. Push in and turn the Start Time
Knob clockwlse to the time you
want baking to start.
4. Push in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwise to the time you
want the oven to shut off.
5. Set the Oven Selector on TIMED.
6. Set.the Oven Temperature Control on the baking temperature
you want. The oven will now start
and stop automatically.
7. Atter baklng Is done or to stop
the oven before preset time, turn
both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control to OFF
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To start baklng
now and stop automatlcally:
1. Position rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven.
2. Make
sure the clock
is set to the right time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise
to shut off.
to the time you want the oven
4. Set the Oven Selector on TIMED.
5. Set the Oven Temperature Control on the baking temperature you want.
6.
After baklng
Is done or to stop the oven before
the preset
time,
turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF
The Oven Vent
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.
CAUTION: Plastic utensllr left
over the vent can melt.
60 not block
can result.
the vent. Poor baking
Optional Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your oven, you can order a kit (Part No.
RCK-79/261881) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kit includes easy installation
instructions.
Optional Door Panel Pat (Model RS63OPXV only)
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. 814069) or Almond (Kit
No. 814070) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
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Caring for your range
Control Panels and Knobs
1. Pull knobs straight off.
2. Use warm soapy water and a soft
cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to
wipe the control panels. Rinse and
wipe dry.
3. Wash control knobs in warm
soapy water. Rinse well and dry
4. Push control knobs straight back
on. Make sure they point to OFF.
Surface Units and Reflector Bowls
Removing
2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite
the receptacle, just enough to
clear the element hold down clip
and the reflector bowl.
3. Pull the surface unit straight away
from the receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See
“Cleaning Chart” on page 20 for
cleaning instructions.
Replacing
2. Line up openings in the reflector
bowl with the surface unit receptacle and the element hold down
clip.
Hold the surface unit as level as
possible with the terminal just
started into the receptacle. Push
the surface unit terminal into the
receptacle.
. 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.
CATION: Reflector bowls reftect 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 dlscolored, some of the utensils may not be
flat enough, or some may be too large for the surface unlt. In etther
case, some of the heat thut% meant to go Into or around a utensil
goes down and heats the reflector bowl. lhls extra heat can dlsoolor
It. See Cooklng Gulde for further Informatton.
The Oven Window
If your range has an oven window instead of the black glass door, the outer glass
and frame can be removed for cleaning. DO NOT TAKE APART A BLACK GLASS
DOOR.
To remove
the outer window:
With the door closed, remove the
screws from the top of the outer
window frame.
To replace
the outer window:
1I. Fit the bottom tabs of the frame
into the bottom of the window
opening.
2. Push the top of the frame into
place while pushing down.
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2. Slightly tip the window and
frame out from the top.
3. With both hands, lift up on both
sides of the frame.
3. Replace the screws.
The Oven Door
Removing the oven door will help make it easier to clean the oven.
1.
Open the door to the first stop
position.
2. Hold the door at both sides and lift
Ii ai the same angle ii 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.
The Continuous-Cleaning Oven
Standard oven walls are coated with smooth porcelain. Your ContinuousCleaning oven walls are coated with a special, rougher porcelain. A fat
spatter beads up on the smooth surface, but spreads out on the rougher
surface. The bead of fat on the smooth surface chars and turns black. The
spread-out fat on the rough surface gradually
burns away at medium to
so the oven can return to a presentably clean
hlgh baklng temperatures
condition.
Using Foil
Using foil on the oven bottom is recommended to catch sugar and starchy
spills from pies and casseroles. It must be used properly. Cut foil from a roll of
heavy-duty l&inch (45 cm) aluminum foil, or buy a foil kit (Part No. 241430)
from your Whirlpool Appliance dealer.
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3. Slide the foll under the bake element. Make sure the foil is cen-
tered and long enough to start up
both sides and without wrinkles.
For proper baking, lower the
2. Lift the cool bake element sllghtty
to llf? the feet off the oven
bottom.
bake element so all feet rest solIdly on the foil.
CAUTION: Do not let toll touch the bake element. It could damage
the
element. Make sure foll Is flat on the bottom and away from the bake
element.
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Cleaning
Tips
1. The oven window and racks are not coated. Clean ttIem
2. The oven door does not get as hot as the walls. Some han
needed.
3. If you do more broiling than baking, hand cleaning
may be needed.
4. Use aluminum foil on the oven bottom according to instructions. Spill-avers
may not burn away and could stain the bottom.
Hand Cleaning
WINDOW - Keep clean with hot
soapy water. Use a plastic scrubbins
pad for stubborn spots. Rinse well.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers.
RACKS - Use a soapy steel wool
pad for best cleaning
well.
results. Rinse
WALLS AND DOOR-Wash
with hot
soapy water. Use a plastic scouring
pad for stubborn spots. Rinse well.
Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Exterlor
surfaces
(porcelatn
and stalnless
steel flnlsh)
Warm soapy water and
a sofl cloth.
Plastic scrubbing pad
for stubborn spots.
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steel finish)
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NOTE: For stainless
Instructions
before
Cook Top Polishing
Surface
units
Control
required.
panel
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner.
Broiler pan
and grid
Warm soapy water and a
soapy steel wool pad.
Oven
Warm soapy water or
soaav steel wool Dads.
racks
Oven door
glass
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing pad.
Warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
or shallow pan.
is COOL.
cleaning
cleaner
or
Spatters or spills will burn off.
Do not immerse
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in water.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive
cleansers.
or harsh
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Follow directions provided
the cleaner.
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Follow directions provided with
cleaner or polishing creme.
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ContlnuousCleanlng
Oven
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knobs
Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon juice or milk) to remain
on surface. Acids will remove
the glossy finish.
Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
steel surfaces,
follow above
using non-abrasive
chrome
Creme (PN 814009).
Warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing pad.
Chrome
reflector
bowls
Control
No cleaning
Wipe off regularly when range is
cool.
after
each
with
use.
Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for stubborn areas.
Make
sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided
the cleaner.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Most fat spatters on oven
walls and floor will gradually
reduce to a presentably
clean
condition
during baking.
Clean stubborn spots or stains.
Rinse well with water.
Place piece of foil on shallow pan,
slightly larger than the cooking
container, on lower rack to catch
spill-overs.
Do not use commercial
cleaners.
oven
The Oven Light
The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on
when the oven door is closed, push the Oven Light Switch on the control panel.
Push it again to turn off the light.
To Replace:
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for
If cooklng
results aren’t what you
expected:
assistance...
Performance problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
without tools of any kind.
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operates:
Is the range correctly wired into a
live circuit with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Have you checked your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
If the oven will not operate:
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units will not operate:
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are surface units plugged in all the
way?
Do the control knobs turn?
If surface
not turn:
unlt control
knob(s)
will
Did you push in before trying to turn?
If sol1 Is vlslble
on ContlnuousCleaning
oven flnlsh:
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The special
finish is designed to
gradually
reduce oven sol1 during
normal baking or roasting. It is not
designed to keep your oven spotless, only presentably clean.
If you broil often, you may see oven
soil.
The door is cooler than the oven
walls. Soil will be more visible on the
door than other areas in the oven.
See page 19 for how to clean.
Sugar and starchy spills may leave
stains. See page 19 for hand cleaning tips. Keep toll on oven bottom to
catch
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these
spills.
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Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED]?
Is the Oven Temperature Control
turned to a temperature setting?
If surface
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Is the range level?
Are you using pans recommended
in the Cooking Guide?
If baking, have you allowed 1Yzto 2
inches (4-5 cm] on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
Have you preheated the oven as the
recipe calls for?
Are the pansfhe size called for in the
recipe?
Are you following a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
Do the cooking
utensils have
smooth, flat bottoms and fit the surface unit being used?
See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking problems and
how to solve them.
2.
If you need
assistance%.
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE@ sewIce asslstance
telephone
number.
Dlal free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultants can inSttUCt
you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified service company in your
area.
3. If
you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECHCARE@ Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our CCCL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step
2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
4.
If you have a
problem?..
Call our CCCL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and
talk with one of our consultants, or If
you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporatlon
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If YOUneed FSP”
replacement parts? . .
FSP Is a reglstered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporatlon
for quallty
parts. Look for thls symbol of quality
whenever you need a replacement
partforyour Whlrlpool appliance. FSP
replacement
parts will fit rlght and
work rlght, because they are made to
the same exacting
speclficatlons
used to build every new Whlrlpool
appliance.
To locate FSPreplacement parts In
your area, refer to Step 3 above or call
the Whlrlpool COOL-LINE service asslstance number In Step 2,
*If you must call or wrlte, please provlde: model number, serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
descrlptlon of the problem. Thls Informatlon Is needed In order to better
respond to your request for asslstante.
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WHIRLPOOL’
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RANGE PRODUCT
W-TY
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by a franchised
TECH-CAREa service company.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the lnstallatlon 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 BELIABLEFOR 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 glves 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 Whlrlpool distributor or military exchange.
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Part No. 3148323
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