Whirlpool RM278BXV Use & care guide

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LOWER OVEN
Self-Cleaning
Model RM278BXV
Contents
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BEFOREYOU USEYOUR OVEN
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS AND FEATURES
USING YOUR LOWER OVEN..
Setting the Clock
Using the Minute Timer
Using the Lower Oven
Baking
Adjusting the Oven
Temperature
Control
Broiling
Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER’ Control
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Oven Vent
Optional Rotisserie
Optional Door Panel Pat
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CARING FOR YOUR
LOWER OVEN
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Control Panel and Knobs
Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
Cleaning
Chart
Lower Oven Light
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL RANGE
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Before you use your oven
Read and carefully
your oven.
follow the Installation
Instructions
packed
with
Read this Use & Care Guide and your Cooking Guide carefully for important
use and safety information. Store these with the upper microwave
oven
literature in a convenient
place for future use.
It is Your personal
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responsibility
and obligation
Has been installed where it is protected
from the elements.
Has been installed and leveled in a wall or cabinet that will hold the weight.
Has been properly connected
to electrical
supply and grounded.
[See Installation Instructions.)
Is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.
Is properly maintained.
Is used only for jobs expected
of a home oven.
See the Cooking Guide and Upper Microwave
for important safety and use information.
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to be sure your oven:
Oven Use & Care Guide
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
DO NOT allow children to use or
play with any part of the oven, or
leave them unattended
near it.
They could be burned or injured.
2. DO NOT store things children
might want above the oven. Children could be burned or injured
while climbing on the door and
the door could be damaged.
3. KEEPchildren
away from the
oven when it is on. The oven walls,
racks and door can get hot
enough to cause burns.
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racks where you
want them before turning on
the oven. Heated racks
could cause severe bums.
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any part of the
oven, especially
the heating
elements, until you know they
are completely
cool. Dark elements can still be hot enough
to cause severe burns.
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Let steam and hot air escape
from the oven before removing
food to prevent burns.
4. DO NOT use the oven to heat a
room. Persons in the room could
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
5. DO NOT wear loose or hanging
garments when using the oven.
They could ignite if they touch a
heating element and you could
be burned.
6. DO NOT heat unopened.containers, they could explode. The
hot contents could burn you
and container particles could
cause injury
7. When adding
or removing
food.
MAKE SUREto 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.
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Parts and features
Model RM278BXV
LOWER OVEN
UPPER
MICROWAVE
OVEN CONTROLS
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE (behlnd
oven door)
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OVEN VENT-
LOWER OVEN
CONTROLS
LOCK
LEVER
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COVER PANEL
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‘AUTOMATIC OVEN
LIGHT SWITCH
Using your lower oven
CLOCK/
-DISPLAY
NUMBER PADS,
LOWER OVEN
“LOCKED”
SIGNAL LIGHT
OVEN SELECTOR
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MEALTIMER*
CONTROL PADS
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LOWER OVEN
“HEATING”
SIGNAL LIGHT
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OVEN
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
LOWER OVEN ON
= SIGNAL LIGHT
Setting the Clock
The Clock is located at the top of the upper microwave
oven control panel.
To set the Clock, follow the instructions found in the Upper Microwave
Oven
Use & Care Guide.
Using the Minute Timer
The Minute Timer on the upper microwave
oven control panel can be used
for any timed cooking. To use the Minute Timer, follow the instructions found in
the Upper Microwave
Oven Use & Care Guide.
Using the Lower Oven
The lower oven is always set with two knobs:
-The Oven Selector
-The Oven Temperature
Control
Both must be on a setting for the lower oven to heat.
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Baking
The rack(s) should be placed so the
top of the food will be centered
in
the oven. Always leave at least 1% to
2 inches (4-5 cm] between the sides
of the pan and rne 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 position, lift rack at
front and pull out.
2. Set the Oven Selector on BAKE. The
Lower Oven ON Signal Light will
come on.
3. Set the Oven Temperature
Control
on the baking temperature
you
want. The Lower Oven HEATING
Signal Light will come on. The
oven is preheated
when the Lower
Oven HEATING Signal Light first
goes off.
4. Put food in the oven. NOTE: Oven
racks, walls and door will be hot.
When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The Lower
Oven ON and HEATING Signal
Lights will go off.
During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to keep the oven
temperature
at the setting. The
Lower Oven HEATING Signal Light
will turn on and off with the
elements.
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red.
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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 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 difficult
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:
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1.
Pull the Oven Temperature
Knob straight off.
Control
TOOT
OFF
TOOTH
NOTCHES
#.To lower the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
(5°C).
screw Note
the position of the notches.
2. Loosen the locking
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OFF
OFF
4. To raise the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 10°F (5°C).
Tighten the locking screw and
replace the control knob.
Broiling
1.
Position the rack before turning
the oven on. See “Broil Chart” in
the Cooking Guide or a reliable
cookbook
for recommended
rack positions.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm]. The door will stay open
by itself.
2. Put the broiler
the rack.
pan and food on
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control on BROIL.
The Lower Oven ON and HEATING
Signal Lights will come on.
5. When broiling is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF.The Lower
Oven ON and HEATING Signal
Lights will go off.
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Broil
If food is cooking
too fast, turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclock-
wise until the Lower Oven HEATING Signal Light goes off.
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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 broiling temperatures.
NOTE: The lower oven door must be partly open whenever the oven is
set to BROIL. leaving the door open allows the oven to maintain proper
temperatures.
Using the Automatic MEALTIMER*
The automatic
you set...even
Control
MEALTIMER’ control will turn the lower oven on and off at times
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
will result.
To start and stop baking
automatically:
1.
Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the
right time of day. (See the Upper
Microwave
Oven Use & Care
Guide for setting instructions.]
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Oven Selector
on TIMED
5. Touch the START TIME Pad. Then
touch the Number Pads for the
time you want baking to start.
(Option: Skip this step if you want
to start baking immediately.)
4. Set the Oven Temperature Control
on the baking temperature
you
want.
6. Touch the STOP TIME Pad. Then
touch the Number Pads for the
time you want baking to stop.
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7. Touch START.The oven will now
start and stop automatically.
8. After baking is done or to stop
the oven before preset time, turn
both the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF
To cancel the MEALTIMER* conirtil
settings:
1. Touch STOP TIME.
2.
Touch CANCEL.
The Oven Vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
lower oven through a vent just above
the lower oven door. Do not block
the vent. Poor baking can result.
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3. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF
Optional
Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie
261881) from your Whirlpool
instructions.
for your loweroven,
you can order a kit (Part No.
Dealer. The kit includes easy installation
Optional Door Panel Pat
If you would like to change the color of your lower 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 lower oven
Control Panel
2. Pull control
knobs straight off.
3. Use warm soapy water and a soft
cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to
wipe the control panel. Rinse and
wipe dry.
4. Wash control knobs in warm
soapy water. Rinse well and dry
5. Push control knobs straight back
on. Make sure they point to OFF.
Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
The Self-Cleaning
cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil. Before you start,
make sure you understand
exactly how to use the Self-Cleaning
cycle safely.
Before You Start
1. Clean the shaded areas by hand.
They do not get hot enough
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle for
soil to burn away. Use hot water
and detergent or a soapy steel
wool pad on...
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of the door.
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around the oven.
DO NOT clean the fiberglass seal.
DO NOT move it or bend it. Poor
cleaning and poor baking will result.
2. Remove the broiler pan and any
pots and pans you may have
stored in the oven. They can’t
stand the heat.
3. Wipe out any loose soil or
grease. This will help reduce
during
the Self-Cleaning
smoke
cycle.
4. If the oven has a rotisserie, make
sure the motor socket cover is
closed.
5. If you want the oven racks to
remain shiny, remove from the
oven and clean by hand. Ctherwise, put oven racks on second
and fourth guides (guides are
counted from bottom to top). After
racks are cleaned
in the SelfCleaning
cycle, they become
harder to slide. See chart on
page 16.
CLEAN SEAL
Turn on the vent hood or other kitchen vent during the Self-Cleaning
Cycle.
This will help remove heat and odors that are normal during the cycle.
SPECIAL CAUTIONS:
DO NOT use commercial oven
cleaners in your oven. Damage to
the porcelain finish may occur.
DO NOT force the lock lever, you
could 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.
DO NOT use foil or other liners in
the oven. During the Self-Cleaning
cycle foil can burn or melt and
damage the oven surface.
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DO NOT block the vent during
the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must
move freely for best cleaning
results.
Setting the Controls
1.
Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control on CLEAN.
The Lower Oven ON Signal Light
will come on.
3. Make sure the clock is set to the
right time of day. (See Upper
Microwave
Oven Use & Care
Guide for setting instructions.]
5. Touch START.The oven will start the
Self-Cleaning
cycle automatically at the time you have set. The
Lower Oven LOCKED Signal Light
will come on when the oven temperature exceeds normal baking
temperatures.
The Lock Lever must
not be moved and the door can’t
be opened when this light is on.
2. Lift the panel between the upper
and lower oven doors. Move the
Lock Lever all the wav to the
4. Set a 2 to 4 hour Self-Cleaning
cycle. Touch START TIME Pad, then
touch the Number Pads for the
time you want to start. Touch STOP
TIME Pad, then touch the Number
Pads for the time you want to
stop. (Option: Only set the Stop
Time if you want the Self-Cleaning cycle to start immediately.]
A J-hour Self-Cleaning
cycle is
recommended
for moderately
soiled ovens.
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to
heavy soil.
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6. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle
is completed,
the Lower Oven
LOCKED Signal Light goes off.
Move the Lock Lever back to the
left. Do not force it. Wait until it
will move easily.
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7. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF The
Lower Oven ON Signal Lights will
go off.
8. After the oven is cool,
wipe off
any residue or ash with a damp
cloth. If needed, touch up spots
with a soapy steel wool pad.
Tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle to help
get rid of normal heat, odors and smoke.
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 doesn’t 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 pagel2.
To stop the Self-Cleaning
anytime:
1. Touch STOP TIME.
2.
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Touch CANCEL.
cycle at
3. When the Lower Oven LOCKED Signal Light goes off, move the Lock
Lever back to the left. DO NOT
FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF
How It Works
During the Self-Cleaning
cycle,
baking or broiling...approximately
and soil and burns it off.
the oven gets much hotter than it does for
875°F (468°C). This heat breaks up grease
This graph shows approximate
Cleaning
cycle for 3 hours.
temperatures
and times during
a Self-
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE -THREE HOUR SETTING
(Approximote
Temperatures
and limes)
538°C
1000°F
800°F
427°C
600°F
316°C
400°F
204’C
200°F
93°C
START
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2 hrs.
2 Czhrs.
3 hrs.
3 h hrs
STOP
Notice that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but that it takes longer
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
Cleaning Chart
HOW TO CLEAN
PART
WHAT TO USE
lower oven
exterior
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Plastic scrubbing pad
for stubborn spots.
Control
Control
knobs
panel
Broiler pan
and grld
Oven
racks
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
Warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
Self-Cleaning
cycle.
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Wipe off regularly when cooktop
and lower oven are cool.
8 Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon juice or milk) to remain
on surface. Acids will remove
the glossy finish.
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or harsh
cleansers.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions provided
the cleaner.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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each
with
use.
in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
Warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
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Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for stubborn areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor
and be harder to slide when
left in the Self-Cleaning
cycle. If you want them to stay shiny,
remove from the oven and clean by hand.
lower oven
door glass
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing pad.
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Self-Cleaning
lower Oven
For areas outside the
Self-Cleaning area use
warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
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Make
sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided
the cleaner.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Follow directions starting on
page 12, “Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle:’
Do not use commercial
oven
cleaners.
Do not use foil to line the bottom
of your Self-Cleaning
Oven.
The Lower Oven Light
The lower oven light will turn on and off automatically
close the lower oven door.
when you open and
To Replace:
2. Remove the bulb cover in the
back of the oven by pulling out
and pushing the wire holder to
the side.
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3. Remove the light bulb from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb.
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4. Replace the bulb cover and snap
the wire holder in place. Turn the
power back on at the main power
suPPlY
CAUTION: The bulb cover must be In place when using the oven.
The cover protects the bulb from breaking.
NOTE: The oven lights will not work during the Self-Cleaning
Cycle.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for
Are you using pans recommended
in the Cooking Guide?
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assistance...
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Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
without tools of any kind.
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If nothing operates:
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Is the oven wired into a live circuit
with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
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If the lower oven will not operate:
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Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED
BAKE)?
Is the Oven Temperature
Control
turned to a temperature
setting?
If the Self-Cleaning
operate:
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results aren’t what you
Is the oven level?
See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking
problems
and
how to solve them.
will not
Are the Oven Selector
and Oven
Temperature
Control set on CLEAN?
Does the clock show the right time of
day?
Is Stop Time set ahead to the time
you want the Self-Cleaning
cycle to
stop?
Is the Lock Lever all the way to the
right?
If cooking
expected:
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If baking, have you allowed 1% to 2
inches (4-5 cm] on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
Does the oven temperature
seem
too low or too high? See “Adjusting
the Oven Temperature
Control,”
page 7.
Have you preheated
the oven as the
recipe calls for?
Are the pans the size called for in the
recipe?
Are you following
a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
2.
If you need
assistance?..
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE* service assistance telephone number.
Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
I-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants The consultants
can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance
or, if ser-vice is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
3.
If you need service*.. .
Whirlpool
has
a
nationwide
network of franchised
TECHCARER 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 Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement 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 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
yourarea,
referto Step 3aboveorcall
the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2,
*If you must call or write, 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 for assistance.
WHIRLPOOL”MICROWA~
RANGE PRODUCT
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@replacement
parts and repair laborto
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by a franchised
TECH-CARE@service company.
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP@replacement
magnetron
microwave ovens if defective
or workmanship.
tube on
in materials
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.
E. Anv labor costs durina the limited warrantv.
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.
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