Whirlpool RF366PXX Specifications

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.
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SELF-CLPNING
ELECTRICRANGE
RF366PXX
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Contents
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Important
Safety
Instructions
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Using Your Range ............
Using the surface units ........
Setting the clock. .............
Using the Minute Timer. .......
Using the oven controls. .......
Baking/roasting
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Adjusting the oven
temperature control .......
Broiling. ...................
Custom broil ...............
Using the automatic
MEALTIMER’” clock ........
Theovenvent..
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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
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Whirlpool
Cooking Product
Warranty .....................
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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,
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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 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
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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.
l Use only dry potholders.
Moist or
damp potholders on hot surfaces
may result In burns from steam.
Do not let
potholdersDo touch
heating
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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.
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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
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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.
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Using Your Range
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Using Your Range
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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01991 Whirlpool Corporation
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