Use& CareGuide nti-tip brackel panel on wall] Automatic MEALTI clock/minute timer Oven controls Left surface unit controls ceramic Broil element Removable storage drawer rlOTE: Black cookton shown. Cooktop aIs: available in white. - SELF-CLPNING ELECTRICRANGE RF366PXX Ii 1 Contents Page Important Safety Instructions .................. Using Your Range ............ Using the surface units ........ Setting the clock. ............. Using the Minute Timer. ....... Using the oven controls. ....... Baking/roasting ............ Adjusting the oven temperature control ....... Broiling. ................... Custom broil ............... Using the automatic MEALTIMER’” clock ........ Theovenvent.. .............. The storage drawer ........... The anti-tip bracket ........... 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 ................ Whirlpool Cooking Product Warranty ..................... 0 1991 Whirlpool Corporation 3 5 5 7 7 8 8 9 IO 10 . 11 13 13 14 14 15 15 15 17 21 22 23 28 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 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: l 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. (See “The anti-tip bracket” on page 14. ImportantSafetyInstructions To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the including range, follow basic precautions, l l w 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. Atl To reduce the risk of tipping of the appliance, the appliance must be secured by a properly installed antitip bracket. To check if the bracket is installed properly, see “The anti-tip bracket” on page 14. 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 l 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. l Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result In burns from steam. Do not let potholdersDo touch heating ,,,,,,,, not usehota towel or bulky cloth for a potholder. It 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. l Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A boil-over could result and cause smoking and greasy spill-overs that may ignite. l 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. l 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 l l l l l l l l l 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. Do not heat unopened containers. l Do not store things children might They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and conwant above the range. Children tainer particles could cause injury. could be burned or injured while climbing on it. Keep range vents unobstructed. l Do not touch surface units, areas Always position oven rack(s) in near units, heating elements or desired location while oven is cool. interior surfaces of oven. Surface If rack must be moved while oven is units and heating elements may be hot, do not let potholder contact hot hot even though they are dark in heating element in oven. color. Areas near surface units and Do not clean door seal. It is esseninterior surfaces of an oven betial for a good seal. Care should be come hot enough to cause burns. taken not to rub, damage, or move During and after use, do not touch, the seal. Clean only parts recomor let clothing or other flammable mended in this Use and Care materials contact surface units, Guide. areas near units, heating elements Do not use oven cleaners. No comor interior surfaces of oven until mercial oven cleaner or oven liner they have had sufficient time to protective coating of any kind cool. Other surfaces of the range should be used in or around any may become hot enough to cause part of the oven. burns; such as, the oven vent Before self-cleaning the oven, opening, the surface near the vent remove broiler pan, broiler grid, opening, the cooktop, the oven oven racks and other utensils. door and window. Do not use your oven to clean . FOR YOUR SAFETY. miscellaneous parts. DO NOT STORE OR USE 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. Clean cooktop with care. Some cleaners can produce noxious -SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - UsingYourRange Usingthe surfaceunits Control knobs must be pushed in before turning them to 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 ail 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. NOTE: The surface elements may smoke slightly and emit a burning odor during the first few hours of use. This is normal. It is caused by the insulation material of the new ceramic cooktop elements and will not occur again. 5 Using Your Range Continued 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, pudding and icing; to cook large amounts of vegetables. Use MED-LO to keep food cooking after starting it on a higher setting. 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. Using the ceramic cooktop Cooking on the ceramic cooktop is almost the same as cooking on conventional surface units. There are, however, a few differences: l The ceramic cooktop will take slightly longer to heat up than a regular surface unit. It will also take longer to cool down. Turn off the unit a few minutes before you are finished cooking. l 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. l If you use the ceramic cooktop for canning, use the left front surface unit. For best canning results, use a flatbottom canner that is about the same size as the surface unit. l Sliding metal pans on the ceramic cooktop surface could leave marks. If they are not heated, metal marks can be removed using the Cook Top Polishing Creme included with this unit. Other marks may be permanent. See pages 15 and 16 for care and cleaning suggestions. Wiping off the cooktop after each use will help keep the surface free from stains and provide the most even heating. l l Product Damage Hazard Using a pan with a nicked or scratched bottom could damage the ceramic cooktop. Heating a soiled pan can leave a stain on the cooktop and cause scratches. Cookware Pans should be the same size or slightly larger than the surface unit to prevent boil-overs and hot handles. Use only flat-bottomed utensils on the cooktop. Flat bottoms allow maximum contact between the pans and surface units for fast, even cooking. Pans without flat bottoms and specialty items with rounded or ridged bottoms (woks, ridged bottom canners or tea kettles) will cause uneven heating and poor cooking results. To check your cookware for flatness, place a straight-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. See the Cooking Guide for additional cookware information. 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 correct 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 Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. Set it in minutes up to an hour. You will 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. 7 Using Your Range Continued Usingthe ovencontrols Baking/roasting 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. 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 the oven walls and other pans. For more information, see the Cooking Guide. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 3. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting 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/roasting, 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/roasting, but does not turn red. 5. When baking/roasting 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: 1. Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob to the off position. Pull knob straight off and flip it over. 2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control knob. Note the position of the notches. hold 3. To lower the temperature, knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch closer to LO. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). 4. To raise the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). Tighten the locking screws and replace the control knob. 9 Using Your Range Continued Broiling 1. Position the rack before turning the oven on. See a reliable cookbook for recommended rack positions. 2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack. 3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches, 10.2 cm). The door will stay open by itself. 4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to BROIL. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. 5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Custom l l broil If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light goes off. If you want food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature Control between 150°F and 325°F (655°C and 162.7%). These temperature settings allow the broil heating element to cycle and slows cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking. 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 marntain proper temperatures. 10 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/roasting 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. 2. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 7.) 3. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob clockwise to the time you want baking/roasting 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/roasting 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/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF 11 Using Your Range Continued To start baking/roasting now and stop automatically: 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 7.) 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/roasting temperature you want. 6. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any 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. . Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after end of cooking cycle. 12 Theovenvent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent on the backguard below the control panel. The vent is needed for air circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/roasting can result. Oien vent Thestoragedrawer The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer can be removed to make it easier to clean under the range. 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 rails clear white stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front again to clear second stop and slide drawer closed. 13 Using Your Range Continued Theanti-tip bracket The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if excessive force or weight is applied to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured. To verify the antl-tip bracket is engaged: l Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached with screws to the wall behind the control panel. l Make sure the cable tether on the back of the range is secured by the two hooks on the bracket. l See Installation Instructions for further details. Optionaldoorpanelpat If you would like to change the color of your oven door glass to white or almond, you can order one of these kits: White (Kit No. 814069) or Almond (Kit No. 814070) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kits include easy installation instructions. 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. Make sure all control knobs are off. 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 OFF. cooktop This cooktop is designed for easy care. However, ceramic cook-tops need to be maintained differently than standard electric open-coil elements. Foods spilled directly on the cook-top will not burn off as on open-coil elements. Because of this, the surface should be dust- and soil-free before heating. The Cook Top Polishing Creme (included with your unit), paper towels or a sponge, and a single-edge razor blade in a holder is all you need to clean your cooktop. A nonabrasive cleanser with a damp paper towel or sponge, followed by rinsing and drying, can also be used to remove cooked-on soils. For proper cleaning methods, please review “Cleaning tips” on page 16. Following them will ensure top performance and preserve that uniquely elegant look. 15 Caring For Your Range Continued Personal Injury Hazard Allow surface unit and surrounding areas 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. l To avoid damaging the cooktop, follow these instructions: l 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 in contact with the surface while it is hot. l DO NOT USE THE COOKTOP AS A CUTTING BOARD. l Do not place food directly on ceramic cooktop. l Do not use steel wool, plastic cleaning pads, abrasive powdered cleansers, chlorine bleach, rust remover, ammonia or glass cleaning products with ammonia. 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. 16 Cleaning tips Steps to follow: 1. Most spills can be wiped off easily using a paper towel or clean, damp sponge as soon as Hot Surface Indicator Light(s) go off. 2. Rub Cook Top Polishing Creme into cooked-on soil using a paper towel. If some soil remains, leave some creme on the spot(s) and follow Step 3. 3. Carefully scrape spots with a singleedge razor blade in a holder. Razor blades will not scratch your cooktop. Abrasive cleansers or scouring pads can scratch your cooktop and should not be used. 4. Finish by polishing entire cooktop with Cook Top Polishing Creme and a paper towel. Additional l l tips: Sugar spills and soils (such as jellies and candy syrups) can cause pitting on the cooktop if not removed while the ceramic surface is still warm. Remove dark streaks, specks and discoloration with Cook Top Polishing Creme. l Remove metal marks (from copper or aluminum pans) with Cook Top Polishing Creme before heating cooktop again. If heated, metal marks may not come off. l Tiny scratches or abrasions do not affect cooking. In time, these will become less visible as a result of cleaning. To prevent scratches and abrasions, use Cook Top Polishing Creme regularly. l To obtain order information for Cook Top Polishing Creme (Part No. 914W9), write to: Whirlpool Corporation Attention: Customer Service Dept. 1900 Whirlpool Drive LaPorte. IN 46350 Usingthe Self-Cleaningcycle 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. r 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... l The inside of the door. (The center area of the door does not need to be hand-cleaned.) l The frame around the oven. Do not clean, move or bend the fiberglass seal. Poor cleaning, baking and roasting will result. Hand-clean door around edge I 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, remove 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. Heat and odors are normal during the Self-Cleaning cycle. If needed, remove them by opening a window or by turning on a vent hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle. 17 Caring For Your Range Continued l l l l l l 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. L L -B&s- &III I I l 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/roasting temperatures, the door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved. 6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is completed and the oven has cooled sufficiently, the Lock Lever can be moved back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. 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 tips Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and smoke. l Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and results in more smoke than usual. l If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not 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 page 17. l Caring For Your Range Continued To stop the Self-Cleaning any time: cycle at 1. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise until it points to the correct time of day. 2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. When the oven has cooled sufficiently, move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. How it works During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it does for baking or broiling...approximately 675°F (468°C). This heat breaks up grease and soil and burns it off. This graph shows approximate temperatures and times during a Self-Cleaning cycle for 3 hours. Self-Cleaning (Approximate cycle-three temperatures hour setting and times) 1000°F 536°C 600°F 427°C 600-F 316°C 400°F 204°C 200°F 93°C START ‘h hr. 1 hr. 1 ‘/z hrs. 2 hrs 2% hrs 3 hrs. 3% hrs. STOP Notice that the heating stops when the 3hour setting is up, but that it takes longer for the oven to cool down enough to unlock. 20 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. Ceramic cooktop See pages 15 and 16 for cleaning instructions. Exterior surfaces (other than cooktop and control panel) Clean with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. l Wipe off regularly when cooktop and oven are cool. Use a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad for heavily soiled areas. l Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. 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 nonabrasive 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. 21 Caring For Your Range Continued The ovenlight The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, push the Oven Light Switch on the control panel. Push the switch again to turn off the light. I l l Electrical 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 light 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. 22 If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance M&uggest you follow these .. 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 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? l l l Does the Start Time Dial show the correct 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: l 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? l Do the control knobs turn? If cooking results are not 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. If the Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate: l Are the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control set on CLEAN? 23 If You Need Service Continued Or Assistance 2. If you need assistance’... Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: l-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant 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. If you prefer, write to: Mr. Donald Skinner Director of Consumer Relations Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 4. If you need FSPE 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, refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved:.. l 3. If you need service*... Whirlpool has a 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. 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 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. panies. 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 Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see l Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: APPLIANCES - nO”SEnOLD - ELECTRICAL APPUANCES *When requesting assistance, please MIJOR - SERWCE L REPAIR MAJORREPAIRING L PARTS provide: model number, serial number, OR WASHlNG MmxINES. DRYERS date of purchase, and a complete * IRONERS - SEAVlClNG description of the problem. This inforWHluLPOOL APPLIANCES AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE mation is needed in order to better respond to your request. 24 Notes 25 Notes 26 Notes 27 WHIRLPOOL CleanTop’” CookingProductWarranty ER003 I- LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP”’ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in material or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. LIMITED FOUR-YEAR WARRANTY Second Through Fifth Year From Date of Purchase FSP replacement parts for CleanTop ceramic cooktop to the original purchaser of this product. Whirlpool warrants that: -The ceramic cooktop will not discolor -The ceramic cooktop pattern will not wear off -The rubber seal between the ceramic cooktop and porcelain edge will not crack -The ceramic cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock -The surface units will not burn out WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the cooking product. 2. Instruct you how to use the cooking product. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs. 8. Repairs when the cooking 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 the cooking product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any labor costs during limited warranty. F. Repairs to CleanTop ceramic cooktop if it has not been cared for as recommended in this Use and Care Guide. 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 also apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After checking “Service and Assistance:’ additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S. @Registered Trademark/TM Trademark/SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Part No. 3150299 01991 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.