Contents Page BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. PARTS AND FEATURES USING YOUR RANGE. Using the Surface Units Optional Canning Kit Using the Oven Controls Baking. . Broiling Oven Vent Optional Rotisserie . CARING FOR YOUR RANGE. 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 9 10 IO Control Panel and Knobs Surface Units and Reflector Bowls Lift-Up Cooktop Oven Door Lower Panel Standard Oven Cleaning Cleaning Chart IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE WHIRLPOOL RANGE WARRANTY Page . 11 11 01988 Whirlpool Corporation Before you use your range Read this Use 81Care Guide safety information. and the Cooking Guide for important You are personally responsible for: Reading and following all safety precautions in this Use & Care Guide and the Cooking Guide. l Installing the range where it is protected from the elements, and on a floor strong enough to support its weight. l Properly connecting the range to electrical supply and grounding. (See 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 See Cooking 2 Guide for important safety and use information. 16 20 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 anyone 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. KEEP pan 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. l FOR YOUR SAFETY. 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 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 information ready if you need service or call with a question. l l 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. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Service Date Company Phone Number Parts and features Model CONTROL RF3000XV -PIECE CHROME EFLECTOR BOWL PANEL PLUG-IN SURFACE UNIT MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE HEAT SEAL REMOVABLE LOWER PANE\ 7 -v 4 REMOVABLE OVEN DOODn OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL OVEN SELECTOR OVEN SIGNi LIGHT SURFACE UNIT INDICATOR RIGHT REAR CONTROL KNOB RIGHT FRONT CONTROL KNOB 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 must be pushed in before turning 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 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. CAUTION: The use of the HI setting for long periods of time can damage surface units and discolor chrome reflector bowls. Start cooking on HI and turn control down to continue cooklng. 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. 5 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 Cooking 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 6 Guide for important canning information. Using the Oven Controls Baking The rack should be placed so the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Always leave at least II'2 to 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 properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 4. Put food in the oven. NOTE: Oven rack, 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 baking, but does not turn red. 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. 5. When baking is done, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to 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 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 Knob straight off. NOTCHES Control TOOTH 3. To lower the temperature, move the tooth a notch closer to LO. Each notch equals about IOE (5°C). 8 2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control knob. Note the position of the notches. NOTCHES TOOTH 4. To raise the temperature, move the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each notch equals about 1O’;F(5°C). Tighten replace the locking the control screws knob. and Broiling A broiler pan and grid (Part Numbers your Whirlpool Dealer. 1. Position the rack before turning the oven on. See “Broil Chart” in the Cooking Guide or a reliable cookbook for recommended rack positions. 0 3. Close tlhcP door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches, 10.2 cm). The door will stay open by itself. Custom l l 310976 and 258171) may be ordered 2. Put the broiler the rack. from pan and food on 4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to BROIL. 5. When broiling is done,turn both 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 broiling NOTE: The door must be partly leaving the door open allows temperatures. open whenever the oven is set to BROIL. the oven to maintain proper temperatures. 9 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 utensils over the vent can melt. lett Do 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. 10 Caring for your range Control Panel and Knobs 1. Pull knobs straight off 2. Use warm soapy water and a sofl cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to wipe the control panel. 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 from the receptacle. away 1. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning Chart” on page 15 for cleaning instructions. II 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. 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. CAUTION: 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. See Cooking Guide for further information. 12 Lift-Up Cooktop 1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. 2. Wipe with warm soapy water. Use a soapy steel wool pad on stubborn spots 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 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. it easierto clean the oven, The Lower Panel The lower panel range. To remove can be removed the lower 1. Pull out bottom To replace it easier to clean under the panel: of panel. the lower 1. Place notches the top clips. to help make 2. Slightly swing out and I~fl panel remove from top clips. panel: in top of panel over 2. Swing down and push bottom panel to secure bottom clips Standard Oven Cleaning The Standard Oven has to be hand cleaned. wool pads and a commercial oven cleaner. instructions. Use warm soapy water and steel See Cleaning Chart” for further Do not allow commercial oven cleaner to contact the heating elements, thermostat, oven seal or exterior surfaces of the range. Damage will occur. Using Foil To catch sugar or starch spills from pies and casseroles, place a small shallow pan or cookie sheet on the rack directly under the cooking container. NOTE: Do not use foil or foil liner to cover could occur. 14 to the oven floor. Poor baking results of Cleaning Chart PART WHAT TO USE HOW TO CLEAN Exterior surfaces Warm soapy waler and a soft cloth. Plastic scrubbing pad for stubborn spots, l l l Surface units No cleaning required. l l Chrome reflector bowls Warm soapy water a plastic scrubbing l l l Control knobs Control Oven and pad. panel rack Standard oven Warm soapy a soft cloth. water and l Warm soapy water or spray glass cleaner and a soft cloth, Warm soapy water or soaov steel wool roads. Warm soapy water or soapy steel wool pads. Commercial l oven cleaners. l l l Wipe off regularly when range is cool. 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. 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 Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy wool Dads for stubborn areas. Steel . Remove door for easier access. l Place newspaper on floor to protect floor surface. l Follow directions provided with the oven cleaner. l Rinse well with clear water. l Use in well ventilated room. l Do not allow commercial oven cleaners to contact the heating elements, oven seal or exterior surfaces of the range. Damage will occur. 15 If you need service or assistance, we suggest you follow these five steps: 1. Before calling for assistance... Performance problems often result from little 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 box? If the oven will not operate: l Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL)? l Is the Oven Temperature Control turned to a temperature setting? l If 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 If surface unit control knob(s) will not turn: l Did you push in before trying to turn? 16 If cooking results aren’t what you expected: l Is the range level? 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 Have you preheated the oven as the recipe calls for? l Are the pans the size called for In the recipe? l Are you following a tested recipe from a reliable source? l 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 Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained consultants The consultants can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. 3. If you need service*... Whirlpool has nationwide a network of franchised TECHCARE’ Service Companies. TECM-CARE FRANCHISED SERVICE 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 COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: 4. If you have a problems’... Call our COOL-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 your area, referto Step 3above orcall 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. Notes 18 Notes 19 WHIRLPOOL” RANGE PRODUCT WARRANTY EROOl 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 a franchised TECH-CARE” service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR 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, El. 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. Whirlpml - Part No. 3148531 ~1988 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.