Whirlpool RF366BXV Specifications

Use&Care
Guide
Automatic
MEALTIMER’”
clock/minute
timer
Broil element
Oven rack
Anti-tip
bracket
Removable
itorage drawer
SELF-CLEANING
DE=NEriSnZE’”
ELECTRIC
RANGE
RF366BXV
Contents
Page
Important
Safety
Instructions..
Using Your Range
Using the surface units
Setting the clock
Using the Minute Timer
Using the oven controls
Using the automatic
MEALTIMER’” clock
The oven vent
The storage drawer
Optional door panel pat
Caring for Your Range
Control panel and knobs
Cooktop
Using the Self-Cleaning cycle
Cleaning tips
The oven light
If You Need Service
Or Assistance
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Range Warranty.
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rC:1990 Whrrlpool Corporation
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 wrth thumb to make a ball,
then remove
or
l Soak area with liqurd hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as
described above.
Do not use sharp instruments,
rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can
damage the finish. See “Important
Safety Instructions” on page 3.
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and
mail the Owner Registration
Card
provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this
rnformatron ready rf you need service or
call with a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the oven door on
the frame) and purchase date from
sales slip.
l Keep this book, the Cooking Guide
and sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
You are responsible
for:
9 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.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
injury to persons, or damage when using the
range, follow basic precautions,
including
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Read all instructions before using
the range.
Install or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions. It is recommended that the range be installed by a qualified installer. The
range must be properly connected
to electrical supply and grounded.
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To reduce the risk oftipping 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
page 13) and verify that the anti-tip
bracket is engaged.
l Do not use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons could
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 element or heating element
and you could be burned.
* 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.
l Do not store flammable
materials
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in or near the range. They could
explode or burn.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flaming pan on cooktop
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.
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.
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 spill-overs
that may ignite.
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.
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.
Important
Continued
Safety
Instructions
Use care when opening oven door.
fumes if applied to a hot surface.
Let hot air or steam escape before
If a wet paper towel is used to
wipe spills on a hot cooking area,
removing or replacing food.
be careful to avoid steam burns.
l Do not heat unopened
containers.
l Do not store things children might
They could explode. The hot conwant above the range. Children
tents could cause burns and concould be burned or injured while
tainer particles could cause injury.
climbing on it.
l Keep range vents unobstructed.
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Do no1 touch surface units, areas
l Always posilion oven racks in
near surface units, heating eledesired location while oven is cool.
ments or interior surfaces of oven.
If rack must be moved while oven
Surface units and heating eleis hot, do not let potholder contact
ments may be hot even though
hot heating element in oven.
they
are dark in color. Areas near
l Do not clean door seal. It is essensurface units and interior surfaces
tial for a good seal. Care should be
of an oven become hot enough to
taken not to rub, damage, or move
cause burns. During and after use,
the seal. Clean only parts recomdo not touch, or let clothing or
mended in this Use and Care
other flammable materials contact
Guide.
surface units, areas near elements,
l Do not use oven cleaners.
No comheating units or interior surfaces of
mercial oven cleaner or oven liner
oven until they have had sufficient
proteclive coating of any kind
time to cool. Other surfaces of the
should be used in or around any
range may become hot enough to
part of the oven.
cause burns; such as, the oven
9 Before self-cleaning the oven,
vent opening, the surface near the
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
vent opening, the cooktop, and the
oven racks and other utensils.
oven door.
Do not use your oven to clean
. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
miscellaneous parts.
DO
NOT
STORE OR USE
l Do not cook on broken cooktop.
GASOLINE OR OTHER
If cooktop should break, cleaning
FLAMMABLE
VAPORS AND
solutions and spill-overs may
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF
penetrate the broken cooktop and
THIS OR ANY OTHER
create a risk of electric shock.
APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES
Contact a qualified technician
CAN
CREATE
A FIRE
immediately.
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
l Clean cooktop with care. Some
cleaners can produce noxious
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UsingYourRange
Usingthe surfaceunits
Control knobs must be pushed in
before turning them lo 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.
Surface heating indicator
light
The SURFACE HEATING Indicator
Light on the control panel will glow
when a surface unit is on.
Hot surface indicator lights
The Hot Surface Indicator Lights on
the cooktop surface will glow when the
surface units are turned on. The Indicator Lights will continue to glow as long
as the surface units are too hot to touch,
even after they are turned off.
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.
Using Your Range
Continued
Until you get used to the settings, use the following
as a guide.
For best results, start cookrng at the
hrgh settings; then turn the control knob
down to contrnue cooking.
Use HI to start foods cooklng: to
bring liquids to a boil.
Use MED-HI to hold a raprd 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 cookrng
after starting It on a higher settrng.
Use LO to keep food warm untrl
ready to serve Set the heat higher or
lower withrn the LO band to keep food
at the temperature you want
NOTE: The surface unit will glow red
when it is turned on. You will see the
element cycling on (glowing red) and
off to maintain the proper temperature
setting you have selected.
Cookware
Use only flat-bottomed utensils on the
cooktop. Pans without flat bottoms and
specialty items with rounded or ndged
bottoms (woks or tea kettles) will cause
uneven heating and poor cookrng
results.
To check your cookware for flatness,
place a straighl-edge across the bottom
of each piece. Move the straight-edge
around. If light shows anywhere
between the pan and the straight-edge,
the pan IS not flat. Do not use It.
Utensil bottoms must be clean and
free from nicks and scratches. Heating
a soiled pan can leave a stain on the
cooktop and cause scratches.
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Using a pan with a nicked or
scratched bottom could damage
the cooktop.
Sliding metal pans on the cooktop
surface could leave marks. Metal marks
can be removed using a special cooktop polishing creme if they are not
heated. Other marks may be permanent. See page 15 for cleaning and
caring suggestions.
Wiping off the cooktop before and
after each use will help keep the
surface free from stains and provide
the most even heating.
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Settingthe clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer
Knob to set the Clock.
1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and
turn clockwise
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 setting will change if you
push in the knob when turning.
Usingthe MinuteTimer
The Minute Tamer does not start or stop
the oven. It works like a kitchen timer.
Set it in minutes up to an hour. You wtll
hear a buzzer when the set time is up.
Do not push in the knob when
setting the Minute Timer.
1. Without pushing it in, turn the
Minute Timer Knob until the timer
hand passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing 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.
NOTE: Pushing in and turning the
Minute Timer Knob changes the clock
setting.
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Using Your Range
Continued
Usingthe ovencontrols
Baking
1. Posrtlon the rack(s) property before
turnrng on the oven To change
rack position, Mt rack at front and
pull out.
The rack(s) should be placed so
the top of the food WIII be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least 1% to
2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides
of the pan and the oven walls and
other pans. For more rnformatron.
see the Cooking Guide.
2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control to
the baking temperature you want.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will come on. The oven is preheated
when the OVEN HEATING Indicator
Light first goes off.
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
HEATING Indicator Light will turn on
and off with the elements.
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red.
5. When baking is done, turn both the
Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The OVEN
HEATING Indicator Light will go off.
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 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:
Pull the Oven Temperature Control
Knob straight off
Loosen the locking screws lnsrde
the control knob. Note the position
of the notches.
To lower the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to LO. Each
notch equals about 10 F (5-C).
To raise the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 1O’F (5 C).
Tighten the locking screws and
replace the control knob.
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Using Your Range
Continued
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.
Put the broiler pan and food on
the rack.
Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches, 10.2 cm).
The door will stay open by itself.
Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to BROIL. The
OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on.
When broiling is done, turn both the
Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF The OVEN
HEATING Indicator Light will go off.
Custom
broil
If food is cooking too fast, turn the
Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise
until the OVEN HEATING
Indicator 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%). The lower the
temperature, the slower the cooking.
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The Oven Selector must be on
BROIL for all broiling
temperatures.
NOTE: The oven door must be partly
open whenever the oven is set to
BROIL. Leaving the door open allows
the oven to maintain proper
temperatures.
Usingthe automatic
MEALTIMER’”
clock
The automatic MEALTIMER’” clock
is designed to turn the oven on and off
at times 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
will result.
To delay start and stop
automatically:
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
P.Make sure the clock is set to the
right time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob
clockwise
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 to TIMED
BAKE.
6. Set the Oven Temperature Control
to the baking temperature you want.
The oven will now start and stop
automatically. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will come on when
the start time is reached.
7. After baking is done or to stop
the oven before preset time, turn
both the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
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Using Your Range
Continued
To start baking now and stop
automatically:
1. Position rack(s) properly and place
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 the time you want the
oven to shut off. Make sure the Start
Time Knob is out.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED
BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature Control to
the baking temperature you want.
6. After baking is done or to stop
the oven before the preset time,
turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control to OFF
To avoid sickness and food waste
when using the MEALTIMER’”
control:
l Do not use foods
that will spoil
while waiting for cooking to
start, such as dishes with milk
or eggs, cream soups, and
cooked meats or fish. Any food
that has to wait for cooking to
start should be very cold or
frozen before it is put in the
oven. MOST UNFROZEN FOODS
SHOULD NEVER STAND MORE
THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE
COOKING STARTS.
l Do not use foods
containing
baking powder or yeast when
using delay start. They will not
rise properly.
l Do not allow food to remain
in
oven for more than two hours
after end of cooking cycle.
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Theovenvent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through a vent on the backguard
below the control panel. The venl is
needed for air circulation. Do not
block the vent. Poor baking can
result.
Oden
vent
Burn Hazard
When the oven is ON, pans and
pan handles left near the oven
vent can become hot enough to
burn the user and to melt plastics.
Use potholders to move pans.
Never store plastics, paper or
other items that could melt or
burn near the oven vent, or any
of the surface units.
Thestoragedrawer
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 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
the way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into
the drawer guides on both sides of
opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until
metal stops on drawer slide ralls
clear white stops on drawer guides.
Lift drawer front again 10 clear second stop and slide drawer closed.
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Using Your Range
Continued
To verify 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.
Optionaldoorpanelpat
If you would llke lo change the color
of your oven door glass lo 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 Installatlon InstructIons
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CaringForYourRange
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.
Controlpanelandknobs
1. Turn control knobs to the OFF
position.
2. Pull control knobs straight off.
3. Use warm soapy water or spray
glass cleaner, and a soft cloth, to
wipe the control panel. Rinse and
wipe dry.
4. Wash control knobs in warm soapy
water. Rinse well and dry. Do not
soak.
5. Replace control knobs by pushing
them firmly into place.
NOTE: When cleaning, never use steel
wool, abrasives, or commercial oven
cleaners which may damage the finish.
After cleaning, make sure all control
knobs point to the OFF position.
cooktop
Consrstent cleaning is essential for
maintarnrng the glass cooktop.
NOTE: Always follow these directions
when cleaning the cooktop to prevent
staining and damage.
Cleaning before cooking
l Make sure the cooktop surface is
clean before using. Wipe cooktop
surface with a clean, damp
paper towel.
NOTE: Do not use a sponge or cloth
contarning soap. Soap or soil can
starn the cooktop when heated.
Cleaning spill-overs
The longer you cook with a spill-over
on the cooktop, the harder it will be
to remove.
For light spills:
l Wipe up lrght spills with vinegar and a
clean paper towel, when the cooktop
IS cool enough not to steam.
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Caring For Your Range
Continued
For heavy spills:
Carefully scrape heavy spills using a
single edge razor blade in a holder
while the cooktop is still warm.
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Personal Injury Hazard
Allow surface unit and surrounding area to reduce in temperature from hot to warm
before removing heavy or sugary spills. Wear protective
clothing such as oven mitts.
l Do not use cooktop
cleaner on
a hot cooktop. The cleaner may
produce hazardous fumes or
damage the cooktop.
l Do not use the range if the cooktop is cracked or broken.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.
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For sugary spills:
Sugary spills can cause prtting on the
cooktop surface. Clean up sugary spills
as soon as possible to avoid pitting.
Clean glass while still warm.
l Carefully scrape off the spill using a
single edge razor blade in a holder.
l Wipe cooktop with a clean damp
paper towel. Allow cooktop to cool.
Use Cooktop Polishing Creme to
finish the job (see below).
Cleaning after cooking
For stubborn soils, keep a vinegar
soaked paper towel on the stain for
lo-15 minutes. Rub off soil. Rinse
and dry well.
l Use Cooktop Polishing Creme
included with your range. Follow
instructions on the container to remove metal marks (from copper or
aluminum) right away. If heated they
may never come off.
l
. Remove areas of discoloration from
mineral deposits in water and food,
and dark streaks and specks from use
of incorrect cleaning materials with
polishing creme.
. Tiny scratches or abrasions are not
removable, but do not affect cooking.
In time, the scratches will become
less visible as a result of cleaning.
To obtain order information for Cooktop
Polishing Creme (Part No. 814009),
write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46305
To avoid damaging the cooktop,
follow these instructions:
. Make sure bottoms of pans are
clean and dry before using.
l Avoid
spill-overs. Use pans with
tall sides.
l Do not allow anything
that may
melt (plastic, aluminum foil,
sugar or food with high sugar
content) to come into contact
with the surface while it is hot.
l Do not use the cooktop
as a
cutting board.
* Do not place food directly on
glass cooktop.
l Do not use steel wool, plastic
cleaning pads, powdered
cleansers, chlorine bleach, rust
remover or cleaning products
designed for white ceramic
cooktops. These could damage
the cooktop surface.
l Dropping
heavy or hard objects
on the cooktop can crack it. Be
careful with heavy skillets. Don’t
store jars or cans above the
cooktop.
Usingthe Self-Cleaningcycle
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very
high heat lo burn away soil. Before
you start, make sure you understand
exactly how to use the Self-Cleantng
cycle safely.
Before
you
start
1. Clean the areas
shown 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...
. The inside of the door. (The center
area of the door does not need to
be hand cleaned.)
. The frame around the oven.
Do not clean, move or bend the
fiberglass seal. Poor cleaning and poor
baking will result.
Hand clean frame
Hand clean door
around edge
Do not hand clean seal
2. Remove the broiler pan and any
pots and pans you may have stored
in the oven.
NOTE: The broiler pan (without grid)
can be cleaned in the oven only if most
of the soil has been removed by handcleaning or a dishwasher. The chrome
broiler grid will discolor if cleaned in
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
3. Wipe out any loose soil or
grease. This will help reduce smoke
during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
4. If you want the oven racks to
remain shiny, re.move from the
oven and clean by hand. Otherwise, put oven racks on second and
fourth guides (guides are counted
from bottom to top). After racks are
cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle,
they become harder to slide. See
page 21.
Turn on a vent hood or other
kitchen vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. This will help remove heat and
odors that are normal during the cycle.
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Caring For Your Range
Continued
Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
.Do not touch the oven during
the Self-Cleaning
cycle. It could
burn you.
.Do not use commercial oven
cleaners in your oven. Cleaners
may produce hazardous fumes
or damage the porcelain finish.
*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.
*Do not block the vent during the
Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must
move freely for best cleaning
results.
*Do not leave plastic utensils
near the vent. They may melt.
Setting
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the controls
2. Make sure the Clock, Start and Stop
Times all have the right lime of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise 2 or 3 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3 hours or more for moderate
to heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob
is out.
4. Move the Lock Lever to the right the Clean position. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on.
5. When the oven temperature exceeds
normal baking temperatures, the
door can’t be opened and the Lock
Lever must not be moved.
6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed and the oven
temperature has dropped below
approximately 520°F (27’l°C), the
Lock Lever can be moved back to
the left. DO NOT FORCE Il. Wait
until it moves easily. Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature
Control to OFF
7. 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.
Special
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tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get
rid of 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 clea? 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 17.
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Caring For Your Range
Continued
To stop the Self-Cleaning
any time:
cycle
at
How it works
During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the
oven gets much hotter than it does for
baking or broiling.. .approximately
675°F (466°C). Thus heat breaks up
grease and sorl and burns it off.
This graph shows approxlmate
temperatures and times during a
Self-Cleaning cycle for 3 hours.
Self-Cleaning
(Approxrmate
cycle - three hour setting
temperatures and times)
1000
F
530
c
800
F
427
C
600
F
316
C
400
F
204
C
200
F
START
93 c
1 hr
1’7
hrs
2 hrs
2’ 2 hrs
3 hrs
3’2
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.
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Cleaningtips
Control knobs
Clean with warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not soak.
Control panel
Clean with warm soapy water or spray
glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Follow directions provided with
the cleaner.
Black-glass
cooktop
See pages 15 and 16 for cleaning
instructions.
Oven exterior
Clean with warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
l Wipe off regularly when cooktop and
oven are cool.
Use a non-abrasive plastic scrubbing
pad for heavily-soiled areas.
l Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
NOTE: Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato, lemon
juice or milk) to remain on surface.
Acids may remove the glossy finish.
Broiler pan and grid
Clean with warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
l Clean after each use.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
(See note on page 17.)
Oven racks
Use Self-Cleaning cycle.
l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
Clean with warm soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for heavily-soiled areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor and
be harder to slide when left in the oven
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. If you
want them to stay shiny, remove from
the oven and clean by hand. If racks are
left in the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle, apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the sides of the racks to make
them easier to slide.
Oven door glass
Use spray glass cleaner or warm soapy
water and a non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
l Make sure oven is cool.
l Follow directions
provided with the
cleaner.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
Self-Cleaning
oven
For areas outside the Self-Cleaning
area use warm soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Follow directions starting on page 17,
“Using the Self-Cleaning cycle.”
l Do not use commercial
oven
cleaners.
l Do not use foil to line the bottom of
your Self-Cleaning Oven.
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Caring For Your Range
Continued
Theovenlight
The oven light will come on when you
open the oven door.
Electrical
l
l
Shock and Personal
Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb
are cool and power to the range
has been turned OFF before
replacing the light bulb. Failure
to do so could result in electrical shock or burns.
The bulb cover must be in place
when using the oven. The cover
protects the bulb from breaking,
and from high oven temperatures. Since bulb cover is made
of glass, be careful not to drop
it. Broken glass could cause
injury.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the
back of the oven by screwing it out
counterclockwise.
3. Remove the lighl 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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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
i;;iggest
.
1. Before
calling
you follow these
for assistance...
Performance problems often result from
llttle things you can find and fix without
tools of any kind.
If 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 box7
l
l
l
Does the Start Time Dial show the
right time of day? Is the knob all the
way out?
Is the Stop Time Dial set ahead to the
time you want the Self-Cleaning cycle
to stop?
Is the Lock Lever all the way to
the right?
If the oven will not operate:
IS the Oven Selector turned to BAKE
or BROIL? If Oven Selector is turned
to TIMED BAKE, wait until the start
time is reached.
l Is the Oven Temperature
Control
turned to a temperature setting?
l Is the automatic
MEALTIMER’” clock
set correctly?
If surface units will not operate:
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
. Do the control knobs turn7
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 9.
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 Cooking Guide?
l If baking, have you allowed 1% 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?
If surface unit knob(s) will
not turn:
l Did you push In before trying to turn?
See the Cooking Guide for more
information on cooking problems and
how to solve them.
l
l
If the Self-Cleaning
cycle will
not operate:
l Are the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control set on CLEAN?
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If You Need Service
Continued
Or Assistance
2. If you need assistance:..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultams. The consultant can Instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation
from your appliance or. tf servtce 1s necessary, recommend a qualified service
company In your area.
If you preter, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a
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rized WhirlpoolSM
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service companies. 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:
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4. 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 WIII 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. refer to Step 3 above or
call the WhIrlpool COOL-LINE servtce
assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with how
the problem was solved’...
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.
l 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
l 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.
Notes
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Notes
26
Notes
27
Whirlpool’RangeProductWarranty
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. 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.
6. 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 “Servrce and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our
COOL-LINEF> service assistance telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
@Registered Trademark/TM
Part No. 3150573
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Trademark/SM
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A