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.
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3
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5
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9
10
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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
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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.
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See Cooking
2
Guide
for important
safety
and use information.
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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.
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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.
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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 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
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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).
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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.
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3.
Close tlhcP door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm). The door will stay open
by itself.
Custom
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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Surface
units
No cleaning
required.
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Chrome
reflector
bowls
Warm soapy water
a plastic scrubbing
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Control
knobs
Control
Oven
and
pad.
panel
rack
Standard
oven
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
water
and
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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
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Notes
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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
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Part No. 3148531
~1988
Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed
in U.S.A.