Whirlpool RF367BXW Specifications

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Contents
Page
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE
IMPORTANT SAFETY
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INSTRUCTIONS. . . . . . .
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PARTS AND FEATURES. .
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USING YOUR RANGE.
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Using the Surface Units.
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Setting the Clock
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Using the Minute Timer.
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Using the Oven Controls
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Baking
Adjusting the Oven
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Temperature Control
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Broiling . . . . . .
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Custom Broil
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Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER’” Clock,,
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The Oven Vent.
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The Storage Drawer
Optional Rotisserie
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Optional Door Panel Pat . . . . 15
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
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Control Panel and Knobs . . . 15
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Solid Element Surface Units
Using the Self-Cleaning
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Cycle
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Cleaning Chart
TheOvenLight
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE
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OR ASSISTANCE.
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WHIRLPOOL RANGE
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WARRANTY
Corporation
Before you use your range
You are responsible
for:
Reading and following all safety precautions
in this Use and Care Guide and
the Cooking Guide.
l Installing
and leveling the range on a floor strong enough to hold 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.
e Properly maintaining
the range.
l Using the range
only for jobs expected
of a home range.
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label. It will be easier to remove before the
range is used. To remove any remaining
glue:
l Rub briskly
with thumb to make a ball, then remove.
or
l Soak area
with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent
before removing glue
as described
above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage
the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock,
injury to persons, or damage
when using the
range, follow basic precautions,
including
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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 connetted to electrical
supply and
grounded.
Do not use the range for warming or heating the room. Persons
could be burned or injured, or a
fire could start.
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.
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.
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,
Do not store flammable
materialS 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
sodaor, if available,
a multipurpose dry chemical
or foam-type
extinguisher.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or
damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let potholder touch
hot heating elements. Do not use
a towel or bulky cloth for a potholder. They could catch on fire.
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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.
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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.
* Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
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containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could cause burns
and container particles could
cause injury
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Keep range vents unobstructed.
Always position oven racks in
desired location while oven
is cool. If rack must be moved
while oven is hot, do not let
potholder contact hot heating
element in oven.
Do not clean door seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub,
damage, or move the seal.
Clean only parts recommended
in this Use and Care Guide.
Do not use oven cleaners. No
commercial
oven cleaner or
oven liner protective coating of
any kind should be used in or
around any part of the oven.
Before self-cleaning
the oven,
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven racks and other utensils. Do
not use your oven to clean miscellaneous
parts.
Do not store things children
might want above the range.
Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on it.
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Do not touch surface units, areas
near units, heating elements or
interior surfaces of oven. Surface
units and heating elements may
be hot even though they are
dark in color. Areas near surface
units and interior surfaces of an
oven become hot enough to
cause burns. During and after
use, do not touch, or let clothing
or other flammable
materials
contact surface units, areas near
units, heating elements or interior
surfaces of oven until they have
had sufficient time to cool. Other
surfaces of the range may
become hot enough to cause
burns; such as, the oven vent
opening, the surface near the
vent opening, the cooktop, the
oven door and window.
. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE
OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS
AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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Thank you for buylng a Whlrlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and
the Owner Reglstratlon
Card provlded
with this product.
Then comf
the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call
a question.
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Copy model and serial numbers
from blate fbehind the oven door
on the oven frame] and purchase
date from sales slip.
Keep this book, the Cooking Guide
and sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
Parts and features
Models RF377PXW (Shown)
& RF367BXW
AUTOMATIC
SURFACE UNIT
INDICATOR LI
CONTROL
OVEN TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
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RIGHT FRONT
CONTROL ,KNOB
SURFACE UNIT
KNOB
INDICATOR
LIGHT
OVEN “ON”
INDICATOR
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LIGHT
OVEN VENT
CONTROL PANEL
SOLID ELEMENT
SURFACEUNIT \
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AUTOMATIC OVEN
LIGHT SWITCH
BROIL
MODEL AND SE
NUMBER PLATE
HEAT SEAL
SELF-CLEA
OVEN
REMOVABLE
STORAGE DRAWER
OVEN DOOR
Using your range
Using the Surface Units
Surface Unit Markers
The solid dot in the surface unit
marker shows which surface unit is
turned on by that knob.
Surface Unit
Indicator lights
One of the surface unit indicator
lights on the control panel 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.
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.
Solid element surface units
Before using a solid element surface unit for the first time, heat on HI setting for
five minutes. The surface units will give off smoke as the protective coating,
applied
at the factory, finishes bonding to the surface.
Solid element surface units are made of heavy cast-iron to provide even
cooking. Each surface unit has a built-in protective
limiter as a safety feature.
The limiter senses uneven cooking temperatures
and automatically
reduces
the heat level. The limiter will sense uneven heat when a pan boils dry or when
a pan is removed and the surface unit is left on. The heat level may also be
reduced automatically
if the bottom of the pan is not flat or if the pan is too
large or too small for the element. This will result in longer cooking times.
Solid elements hold heat longer than conventional
surface units. For best
cooking results, use a high setting for only a short period of time. Then use a
lower setting to complete
the cooking. You may want to turn the solid
element surface unit OFF a few minutes before you finish cooking.
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Burn, Fire and Personal Property Damage
Hazard
Be sure all 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.
Solid elements stay hot for a long time. Do not use the HI setting for
long periods of time or leave pans on hot elements when cooking is
done. Burned food and damage
to the cookware
could result.
Cookware
Pans should be the same size or larger than the surface
boil-overs and hot handles.
unit to prevent
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils. Flat bottoms allow maximum contact between
the pans and surface units for fast, even cooking. Pans with uneven bottoms or
with raised patterns on the bottoms are not suitable. Do not use trivets, woks
with skirts, or canners with concave
or ridged bottoms.
To check your cookware
for flatness, place a straight-edge
across the bottom
of each piece. Rotate the straight-edge
across the bottom. 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.
Burn Hazard
If the pan is too small for the surface unit, you could be burned by
the heat from the exposed
section of the surface unit. Use correctly
sized utensils to prevent injury.
Setting the 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 right 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.
Using the Minute Timer
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. Wlthout
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.
PUSHING IN AND TURNING THE MINUTE TIMER KNOB CHANGES
SETTING.
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THE CLOCK
Using the Oven Controls
Baking
;
The rack(s) should be placed so the
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top of the food will be centered
in
the oven, Always leave at least IYz to 1
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.
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1. Position
the rack(s) properly
before turning on the oven. To
change rack position, lift rack at
front and pull out.
2. Set the Oven Selector on BAKE.
The Oven ON Indicator Light will
come on.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control
to the baking 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, 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.
5. When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF The Oven
HEATING and ON Indicator Lights
will go OFF
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red.
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 your 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:
I LOCKING
1. Pull the
Oven Temperature
Knob straight off.
NOTCHES
Control
TOOTH
1. To lower the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
(SC].
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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 10°F (5°C).
Tlghten
replace
the locking
the control
screws
knob.
and
Broiling
1. Position
the rack before turning
the oven on. See “Broil Chart” in
the Cooking Guide or a reliable
cookbook
for recommended
rack positions.
2. Put the broiler
the rack.
pan and food on
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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 ON and HEATING Indicator
Lights will come on.
5. When broiling is done,turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF The
Oven ON and HEATING Indicator
Lights will go off.
Custom Broil
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If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterciockwlse until the Oven HEATING Indicator 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.
Using The 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 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
2. Make sure the clock
3. Push in and turn the StartTime
Knob clockwise
to the time you
want baking 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 on TIMED
BAKE. The Oven ON Indicator Light
will come on.
6. Set the
the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
is set to the
right time of day.
Oven Temperature Control
on the baking temperature
you
want. The oven will now start and
stop automatically.
The Oven
HEATING Indicator Light will come
on.
7. After baking is done or to stop
the oven before preset time, turn
both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control to OFF
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To start baking
1. Position
now and stop automatically:
rack(s) properly
2. Make sure the clock
and place
the food in the oven.
is set to the right time of day.
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
on TIMED BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature
6.
Control on the baking
temperature
you Want.
After baklng is done or to stop the oven before the preset 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.
l Do not allow
food to remain in oven for more than two hours atter
end of cooking cycle.
The Oven Vent
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
can result.
Burn Hazard
When the oven is ON, pans and
pan handles left near the oven
vent can become
hot enough to
burn the user and to melt plastics. Use potholders
to move
pans. Never store plastics, paper
or other items that could melt or
burn near the oven vent, or any
of the surface units.
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The Storage Drawer
The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer
make it easier to clean under the range.
Use care when handling
can be removed
to
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.
Replacing
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2. Lift back slightly and3de
all the way out.
drawer
the Storage Drawer
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.
Optional Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your oven, you can order a kit [Part No. 242985)
from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kit includes easy installation instructions.
Optional Door Panel Pat
If you would like to change the color of your oven door glass to white or almond,
you can order one of these kits from your Whirlpool Dealer: for Model RF377PXW,
White [Kit No. 814069) or Almond (Kit No. 814070); for Model RF3678XW, White (Kit
No. 814071) or Almond (Kit No. 814072). The kits include easy installation
instructions.
Caring for your range
Control Panel and Knobs
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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.
1. Pull
knobs straight off.
2. Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth, or spray glass cleaner,
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry
3. Wash control
4. Push control
knobs in warm soapy
knobs straight
to wipe the
water. Rinse well and dry. Do not soak.
back on. Make sure they point to OFF.
Solid Element Surface Units
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Solid element surface units do not glow red when hot. Make sure all
controls are OFF and the range is COOL before cleaning.
Failure to do
so can result in burns or electrical
shock.
1. Turn off all
surface
units
3. IMPORTANT: Dry the element
completely
after cleaning. Turn on
the element for a few minutes to
thoroughly
dry. After the element
has cooled, use a paper towel to
apply a thin coat of salt-free oil to
the surface units to season and restore the finish. Wipe excess oil off
stainless steel trim rings. Then heat
3-5 minutes. Some smoking may
occur; this is normal. If surface units
have dark spots caused by grease
and food, the oil treatment will improve their appearance
but not
eliminate the spots. NOTE: Optional
Electrol@ dressing can be applied
to the surface units to improve
their appearance.
2. For best results, wipe off surface
units with a damp soft cloth and
soapy water after each use.
Remove burned-on food with a
soap-filled
scrubbing
pad. Rinse
well. The red spot in the center of
the surface unit will gradually
wash
off. This is normal and will not affect
the operation
of the surface unit.
NOTE: Make sure plastic scrubbing pad does not contain metal
or abrasive
particles.
Do not use
abrasive
cleaners.
4. The stainless steel trim rings will
gradually
yellow from the heat of
the surface units and pans. This is
normal. The yellowing
can be
removed by using stainless steel
cleaner or Cook Top Polishing
Creme on the trim rings.
To obtain order information for
Cook Top Polishing Creme (Part
No. 814009) or Electrola dressing
(Part No. 814030), write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46305
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Dept.
Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle
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.
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
and
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 hand-cleaning
or a
dishwasher. The chrome broiler
grid will discolor if cleaned
in the
Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Wipe out any loose soil or
grease. This will help reduce smoke
during the Self-Cleaning
Cycle.
If the oven has a rotisserie, make
sure the motor socket cover is
closed.
CLEAN FRAME DC
CLEAN DOoR
CENTER AREA
If you want the oven racks to
remain shiny, remove from the
oven and clean by hand. Ctherwise, put oven racks on second and
fourth guides (guides are counted
from bottom to top). After racks are
Cycle,
cleaned
in the Self-Cleaning
they become harder to slide. Apply
a small amount of vegetable
oil to
the sides of the racks to make
them easier to slide. See chart on
page 20.
Turn on the vent hood or other kitchen vent during the Self-Cleaning
Cycle.
This will help remove heat and odors that are normal during the cycle.
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.
l 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 sately open.
Wait until it moves freely.
l 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.
l Do not block
the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move
freely for best cleaning
results.
l Do not leave
plastic utensils near the vent. They may melt.
Setting the Controls
Be sure the kitchen is ventllated
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. This will help
heat, odors and smoke to disappear
from the room as quickly as possible.
1. Set the
Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control on CLEAN.
2. Make sure the Clock, Start and
Stop Times all have the right time
of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise
2 or 3 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3 hours or more for moderate
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 and ON Indicator Lights
will come on.
5. The Oven LOCKED Indicator Light
comes on when the oven temperature exceeds normal baking
temperatures.
The Lock Lever must
not be moved and the door
can’t be opened when the Oven
LOCKED Indicator Light is on.
6. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is
completed,
the Oven LOCKED
Indicator Light goes off when the
oven reaches normal baking temperatures. Move the Lock Lever
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.
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Special Tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle to help
get rid of heat, odors and smoke.
. 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 doesn’t 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 pagel7.
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To stop the Self-Cleaning
at anytlme:
cycle
2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF When
the Oven LOCKED Indicator Light
goes off, move the Lock Lever
back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT.
Wait until it moves easily.
1. Push
in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwise
until it points to
the right time of day.
How It Works
During the Self-Cleaning
cycle,
baking or broiling...approximately
and soil and burns it off.
the oven gets much hotter than it does for
875°F (468”C).This heat breaks up grease
This graph shows approximate
Cleaning
cycle for 3 hours.
temperatures
SELF-CLEANING
CYCLE-THREE
[Approximate
1000°F I
1
f
1
Temperatures
1 875°F
I468’C)
and times during
a Self-
HOUR SEITING
and
Times)
CLEANINGCYCLE
f
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1
)
800°F
538°C
427°C
600°F
316°C
400-F
204°C
200°F
START
93-c
)/I hr.
I hr
lh
hrs
2 hrs
Notice that the heating stops when the 3-hour
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
2 h hrs
setting
3 hrs
3 YI hrs
STOP
is up, but that it takes
longer
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Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Exterior
surlaces
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Plastic scrubbing
pad
for heavily-soiled
areas.
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Surface units
(Solld
elements)
Warm, soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Soap-filled
scrubbing
pad.
(See “Solid Element
Surface Units” on page 16
for more information.]
Make sure the cooktop
and the
surface units are cool.
Wipe off the surface units after
each use.
Make sure all soap residue
is removed.
After each cleaning,
heat surface
units until dry.
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To darken
(Trim rings)
Control
Control
knobs
panel
Broiler pan
and grid
surface
units or to remove rust spots:
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sure surface units are cool.
l After
each cleaning,
apply thin coat
Salt-free oil on a
of oil to surface units, then heat for
soft cloth.
3-5 minutes. Slight smoking of oil will
occur,
l Follow
the directions
on the
Electrol ’ dressing
dressing.
(Part No. 814030)’
NOTE: This will improve surface
unit appearance,
but not eliminate
dark spots.
l Make
sure surface units are cool.
Stainless steel cleaner
or Cook Top Polishing
l Follow
directions
provided
with
Creme. (Part No. 814009)’
cleaner or polishing creme.
NOTE: Yellowing
of trim rings is normal from heat of the
surface units and bans.
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 a
soapy steel wool pad.
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racks
Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Clean after each use.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not clean In Self-Cleaning
(See note on page 17.)
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Oven
Wipe off regularly
when oven is
cool.
Do not allow food contalnlng
acids (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon juice or milk) to remaln
on surface. Acids may remove
the glossy finish.
Do not use abraslve
or harsh
cleansers.
with
Oven.
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
Warm soapy water or
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Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
soapy steel wool pads.
wool pads for heavily-soiled
areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor
and be harder to slide when
lett in the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. If you want them
to stay shiny, remove from the oven and clean by hand.
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*See page16
for re-order
informatlon.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Oven door
glass (Model
RF377PXW only)
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing
pad.
Sell-Cleanlng
Oven
For areas outside the
Self-Cleaning
area use
warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
HOW TO CLEAN
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Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
with
Follow directions
starting on
page 17, “Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle:’
Do not use commercial
oven
cleaners.
Do not use foil to line the bottom
ot your Selt-Cleaning
Oven.
The Oven Light
The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. Model RF377PXW
only: To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, push the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel. Push it again to turn off the light.
To Replace:
Electrical
Shock and Personal Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the oven 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.
Broken glass could cause injury.
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1. Unplug appliance
at the main power
or disconnect
supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover in the
back of the oven by pulling out
and pushing the wire holder to
the side.
continued
on next page
21
3. Remove the light bulb from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb.
NOTE: The oven lighl
will not work during
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap
the wire holder in place. Plug in
appliance
or reconnect at the
main power supply
the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these steps:
Did you push in before trying to turn?
1. Before calling for
If the Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
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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 propervoltage? (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, but not TIMED
BAKE)?
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
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 7.
l Do the control
knobs turn?
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If surface
not turn:
LL
unit control
knob(s)
will
operate:
Are the Oven Selector
and Oven
Temperature
Control set on CLEAN?
l Does
the Start Time Dial show the
correct time of day? Is the knob all
the way out?
l Is the Stop Time Dial set ahead
to the
time you want the cleaning
cycle to
stop?
l Is the Lock Lever
all the way to the
right?
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If cooking
results aren’t what you
expected:
. Is the range level?
l Does
the oven temperature
seem
too low or too high? See page 10.
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 IYz to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
9 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?
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 tree trom anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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 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,
refertostep
3aboveorcall
the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2,
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved?..
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.
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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
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will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When requesting
assistance, 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.
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3.
If you need service?..
Whirloool
has a
nationwide
network
of authorized WhirlpoolSM
service
companies.
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 CCCLLINE@ service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory
Yellow Pages
under:
WHIRLPOOL
APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHlRLPOOLSER"lCE
23
WHIRLPOOL”
RANGE PRODUCT
WARRANTY
r
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
1 WHIRLPOOL
EROOI
WILL PAY FOR
FSPa replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company
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.
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
COOL-LINE& service assistance
telephone
number, l-800-253-1301,
from anywhere
in the U.S.
Part No. 3149916
01990 Whirlpool
Rev A
Corporation
Printed
in U.S.A.