ELECTRIC
COOKTOP
Model
RC8400XV
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR
COOKTOP
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
PARTS AND FEATURES
USING YOUR COOKTOP
Using the Control Knobs
Using the Surface Units
Cookware
Optional Canning Kit
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Page
CARING FOR YOUR
COOKTOP.
Control Panel and ‘Knobs
Surface Units and Reflector
Bowls
Cleaning
Chart
IF YOU NEED SERVlCiCR
ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL COOKTOP
WARRANTY
Corporation
Before you use your cooktop
Read this Use & Care Guide
use and safety information.
and the Cooking
Guide
for important
You are personally
responsible
for making sure that your cooktop...
l is installed
by a qualified
installer.
l is properly
installed and leveled in a countertop
and cabinet that can
support the weight.
l is properly
connected
to the correct electric supply and properly grounded.
(See Installation Instructions.)
l is properly
maintained.
l is used only for jobs expected
of home cooktops.
l is not used by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly.
0 See Installation Instructions for complete
information.
See Cooking
2
Guide
for important
safety
and use information.
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IMPORWNT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
I.
DO NOT allow children to use or
play with any part of the cooktop
or leave them unattended
near It
They could be burned or Injured
2. DO NOT store things chlldrerl
might want above the cooktop
Children could be burned or
injured while climbing
on :t
3. DO NOT allow anvone to touc.h
hot surface units. dark colored
units can still be hot enough to
burn severely.
4. KEEP children away from tne
CcoktoD when it is on. The cooktop anb surrounding
area can
get hot enough to cause burns
5. DO NOT use the cooktop 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
no1 over another surface unit to
avold burns, injury and to prevent the utensil from being
pushed off the cooktop.
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 cooktop. They could ignite if they
touch a hot surface unit and you
could be burned.
9. DO NOT heat unopened
containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could burn you
and container particles could
cause injury.
10.
MAKE SURE control knobs are in
the off position when you are
finished cooking or when you are
not watching to prevent burns.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY l
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.
- SAW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mall
the Owner Registratlon
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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Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (see parts and features
diagram]
and purchase date from
sales slip.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Keep this book and sales slip together in a handy place
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
Parts and features
Model
RC8400XV
LEFT REAR
CONTROL KNOB
REAR SURFACE UNIT
SIGNAL LIGHT
RIGHT REAR CONTROL KNOB
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SURFACE UNIT
INDICATORS
LEFT FRONT
CONTROL KNOB
FRONT SURFACE UNIT
SIGNAL LIGHT
RIGHT FRONT A
CONTROL KNOB
ONE-PIECE CHROME
REFLECTOR BOWL
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(under the cooktop
on the right wall)
SURFACE UNIT
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Using your cooktop
Using the Control Knobs
Surface
Unit Indicators
The solid dot in the surface unit
indicator shows which surface unit
is turned on by that knob.
Signal light
Control knobs must be pushed in
before turning them to a setting, They
can be set anywhere
between HI
and OFF.
One of the signal lights will glow
when a surface unit is on. NOTE:
When a signal light goes off
the surface unit will still be
hot. Do not leave or store
plastic, pans or other items
on surface units.
Using the Surface Units
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.
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,
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 cooking.
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.
Cookware
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Pans should be the same size or
larger than the surface unit to prevent
boil-overs and hot handles.
Do not use trivets,
bottoms.
Optional
Only use pans with flat bottoms.
Flat boftoms allow maximum contact
between the pans and surface units
for fast, even cooking. Pans with uneven bottoms or with a raised pattern
on the bottom are not suitable. Flatness of a pan can be checked
by
placing an edge of a ruler across it.
There should not be space between
the ruler and the bottom of the pan.
woks with skirts, or canners
Canning Kit
with concave
or ridged
(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
Guide
for important
canning
information.
Caring for your cooktop
Control Panel and Knobs
1.
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
Surface Units and Reflector Bowls
Removing
2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite
the receptacle,
just enough to
clear the element hold down clip
and the reflector bowl.
3. Pull the surface unit straight away
from the receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See
“Cleaning
Chart” on page 9 for
cleaning
instructions.
Replacing
2. Line up openings in the reflector
bowl with the surface unit receptacle and the element hold down
clip.
3. 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 utenslls on the
surface unlts. They also help catch spills. When they are kept clean,
they reflect heat better and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets dlscolored, some of the utenslls may not be
flat enough, or some may be too large for the surface unlt. In either
case, some of the heat that’s meant to go Into or around a utensll
goes down and heats the reflector bowl. Thls extra heat can discolor
it. See Cooklng Gulde for further Information.
Cleaning Chart
PART
Control
Control
WHAT TO USE
knobs
panel
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
water
HOW TO CLEAN
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Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Plastic scrubbing
pod
for stubborn spots.
cooktop
surface
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Surface
units
No cleaning
required.
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Chrome
reflector
bowls
Warm soapy water
a plastic scrubbing
and
pad
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
with
Wipe off regularly
when cooktop
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.
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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:
l Is the cooktop
wired correctly to a
live circuit with the proper voltage?
[See Installation Instructions.)
l Have
you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
If surface
units will not operate
or
seem to cook too slow:
l Have
you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
l Is the
surface
unit control
knob
turned to a setting other than OFF?
l Are
you using the proper
cookware? See page 6.
l Do the control
knobs turn?
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 cooktop
level?
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-LINER 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
CARE’
Service
Companies.
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:
7ECU-CARE
4.
If you have a
problem?..
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
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”
RANGE PRODUCT
WARRANTY
CR001
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPa replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials
or workmanship,
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CAREa 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.
B. Repairs when range product
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage
to range product
caused
by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT 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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