Whirlpool RM988PXV Use & care guide

COOKTOP AND
LOWER OVEN
Self-Cleaning
Model
RM988PXV
Contents
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BEFOREYOU USEYOUR RANGE - 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS. . . . .
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PARTS AND FEATURES .
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USING YOUR RANGE..
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Using the Surface Elements
Optional Canning Kit
Dual-Level Exhaust
Vent System
Using the Minute Timer
Using the Lower Oven
Baking..
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Adjusting the Oven
Temperature
Control
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Broiling .
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Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER* Control
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Oven Vent
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Storage Drawer . . . . q
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Optional Rotisserie
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Optional
Door Panel Pat
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CARING FOR YOUR COOKTOP
AND LOWER OVEN.. . . . . . . . .
Control Panel and Knobs
Surface Elements and
Reflector Bowls
Lift-Up Cooktop
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Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
Cleaning
Chart
Cleaning
the Grease Filters
Using and Replacing
the
Light Bulbs
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Cooktop Light . .
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.- Lower Oven Light . . .
follow the Installation
Corporation
Instructions
packed
with
Read this Use & Care Guide and your Cooking Guide carefully for important
use and safety information. Store these with the upper microwave
oven
literature in the Range Literature Pat for future use.
It Is your personal
responslblllty
and obllgatlon
to be sure your range:
Has been installed where it is protected
from the elements.
Has been installed and leveled on a floor strong enough to support
its weight.
l Has been
properly connected
to electrical
supply and grounded.
(See Installation Instructions.)
l Is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
0 Is properly maintained.
l Is used only for jobs expected
of a home range.
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See fhe Cooklng Guide and Upper Mlorowave
for Important safety and use Information.
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Before you use your range
Read and carefully
your range.
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
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WHIRLPOOL RANGE
WARRANTY
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Oven Use 81Care Guide
1. DO
NOT allow children to use or
play with any part of the range,
or leave them unattended
near it.
They could be burned or injured.
2. DO NOT store things children
might want above the range.
Children could be burned or
injured while climbing
on it.
3. DO NOT allow anyone to touch
hot surface units or heating
elements. Dark colored units and
elements can still be hot enough
to burn severely.
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5.
DO NOT use the ran Ige to heat a
room. Persons in the room could
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
6.
KEEP pan handles turned in, but
not over another surface unit to
avoid burns, injury and to help
prevent the utensil from being
pushed off the surface units.
7. DO NOT use water on grease
fires. The fire will spread. Cover
fire with large lid or smother with
baking soda or salt.
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They could ignite if they touch a
hot surface unit or heating element and you could be burned.
9. DO NOT heat unopened
containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could burn and
container particles could
cause injury.
10.
When adding
or removing food,
the oven
door all the way to prevent burns.
MAKE
SURE to open
11. Because
of the automatic
exhaust fan system, the following cautions must be observed:
a. DO NOT leave area when
using your cooktop at high
setting. Accidental
fires from
boil-overs or spattering
on
the surface elements could
spread, especially
if the
exhaust fan is operating.
b. DO NOT operate the exhaust
vent system without the filters
in place. Grease could
accumulate
in the venting
system and cause a fire
hazard.
c. DO NOT allow grease and
soil to build up in the grease
filters. Exhaust fan efficiency
will decrease
and fire may
result. Clean often following
the filter cleaning
instructions
on page 23.
d. DO NOT “flame” foods when
operating
the exhaust fan.
The fan, if operating,
may
spread the flame and cause
personal injury or property
damage.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND
LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
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Thank you for buying a Whlrlpool appliance. Please complete and mall
the Owner Reglttration Card provided with thls product. Then complete
the form below. Have this information
a question.
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copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the microwave
oven door] and purchase
date
from sales slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together in the Literature Pac.
ready
or call with
Model Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
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if you need service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
Parts and features
Model RM988PXV
COOKTOP AND LOWEROVEN
UPPER
DOOR
AREASE
FILTER
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
PLATE (behlnd
oven door)
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COOttTOP
COOKTOP AND
LOWER OVEN
CONTROLS
EXHAUST AND
LIGHT SWITCHES
LIGHT
AUTOMATIC OVEN
LIGHT SWITCH
REMOVABLE
STORAGE DRAWE
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LITERATURE PAC
(Inslde drawer)
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\OVEN
DOOR
Using your range
MEALTIMER”
, CONTROL PADS
LOWER OVEN
“LOCKED”
SIGNAL LIGHT
DISPLAY
NUMBER PADS/
RIGHT REAR
CONTROL KNOB
LEFT REAR
CONTROL KNOB
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SURFACE ELEMEN;;\
SIGNAL LIGHT
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OVEN
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
LOWER OVEN
“HEATING”
SIGNAL LIGHT
SIGNAL LIGHT
LEFT FRONT
CONTROL KNOB
RIGHT FRONT
CONTROL KNOB
EXHAUST SYSTEM\
SWITCH
OVEN
-SELECTOR
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TOP LIGHT
SWITCH
OVEN LIGHT
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SWITCH
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Using the Surface Elements
Signal light
PUSH IN
AND TURN
The Surface Element Signal Light will
glow when a surface element is on.
NOTE: When the signal
light goes
off the surface
element
will still be
hot. Do not leave
or store plastic,
pans or other items on surface
elements.
Surface
element
must be pushed
control
in before
knobs
turning.
Turn either way until setting you
want shows in the window. Set them
anywhere
between HI and LOW.
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Until you get used to the settings, use the tollowing
start cooking
cooking.
at the high settings; then turn the control
as a guide. For best results,
knob down to continue
Use HI to start
Use MED-HI
Use MED
Use MED-LO
Use LO to
foods cooking; to bring
liquids to a
boil.
to hold a
rapid boil; to
fry chicken
or pancakes.
for gravy,
puddings
and icing; to
cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
to keep food
cooking after
starting it
on a higher
setting.
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.
CAUTION: The use of the HI sefflng for long periods of
lfme can damage surface elements and discolor
chrome Mm rings. Start cooking on HI and turn control
down to conflnue oooklng.
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils for best cooking results and to prevent damage
to the cooktop. Specialty items with rounded or ridged bottoms [woks, ridged
bottom canners or tea kettles] are not recommended.
See the Cooking Gulde for important
utensil information.
Optional Canning Kit (Part No. 242905)
The large diameter of most water-bath
or pressure canners combined
with
high heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life of regular
surface elements and cause damage
to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend
the installation of
a Canning Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool Dealer or Tech-Care@ Service
Company.
See the Cooking Guide for important
canning
information.
Dual-Level Exhaust Vent System
Your Range/Microwave
Combination
has a dual-level
exhaust vent system
for removal of steam, grease and cooking odors. You may use the lower vent
alone or add the top vent for maximum venting.
The lower vents are located above the cooktop (underneath
the microwave
oven]. The top vent is located above the microwave
oven (behind the Upper
Vent Door].
To use only the lower vents:
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Push the Exhaust Switch down to
the right for HIGH fan speed.
Push the Exhaust Switch down to
the left for LOW fan speed.
Center the Exhaust Switch to turn
the vent system OFF
To use both vents:
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Raise the Upper Vent Door above
the microwave
oven.
Turn on desired fan speed by
following directions at left.
NOTE: If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave
Is in use, fhe exhaust fan will automatically
turn on or change
setting. If this occurs, if cannot be turned off wlfh fhe Exhaust
exhaust fan will stay on until fhe area cools down or unfll fhe
oven shuts off. This protects fhe oven.
oven when if
to fhe HIGH
Swlfch. The
microwave
Setting the Clock
The Clock is located at the top of the upper microwave
oven control panel.
To set the Clock, follow the instructions found in the Upper Microwave Oven
Use & Care Guide.
Using the Minute Timer
The Minute Timer on the upper microwave
oven control panel can be used
for any timed cooking. To use the Mlnufe Timer, follow the instructions found in
the Upper Microwave
Oven Use & Care Guide.
Using the Lower Oven
The lower oven is always
- The Oven Selector
- The Oven Temperature
set with two knobs:
Control
Both must be on a setting for the lower oven to heat.
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The rack(s) should be placed so the
top of the food will be centered
in
the oven. Always leave at least IM 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.
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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 Lower Oven ON Signal Light
will come on.
3. Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the baking temperature
you want. The Lower Oven HEATING Signal Light will come on.
The oven is preheated
when the
Lower Oven “HEATING” Signal
Light first goes off.
4. Put food in the oven. NOTE: Oven
5. When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF The
Lower Oven ON and HEATING
Signal Lights will go off.
racks, walls and door will be
hot.
During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to keep the oven
temperature
at the setting. The
Lower Oven HEATING Signal Light
will turn on and off with the
elements.
The fop 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 you noticing the change.
Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate
temperatures.
But
when comparing
to your old oven, the new design may give you difficult
results.
If after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the
temperature
settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps:
1. Pull the
Oven Temperature
Knob straight off.
Control
2. Loosen the locking screw inside
the control knob. Note the posi-
ffon of fhe notches.
3. To lower
fhe temperature, move
the tooth a notch closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
(5°C).
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4. To raise
fhe temperature, move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 10°F (5°C).
Tighten fhe locking screw and
replace the control knob.
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.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm). The door will stay open
by itself.
2. Put the broiler
the rack.
pan and food on
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control on BROIL.
The Lower Oven ON and HEATING Signal Lights will come on.
5. When broiling is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF The
Lower Oven ON and HEATING
Signal Lights will go off.
Custom Broil
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If food is cooking
to fast, turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclock-
wlse until the Lower Oven HEATING Signal Light goes off.
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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 temperatures.
NOTE: The lower oven door must be partly open whenever the oven is
set to BROIL. leaving fhe door open allows fhe oven to maintain proper
temperatures.
Using the Automatic MEALTIMER*
The automatic
you set...even
Control
MEALTIMER’ control will turn the lower oven on and off at times
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, efc...undercooking
will result.
To start and stop baking automatically:
1. Position
the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the
oven.
3. Set the Oven Selector
BAKE.
on TIMED
5. Touch the START TIME Pad. Then
touch the Number Pads for the
time you want baking to start.
(Option: Skip this step if you want
,2 to start baking immediately.)
2. Make sure the clock is set to
the right time of day. (See the
Upper Microwave
Oven Use &
Care Guide for setting
instructions.)
4. Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the baking temperature
6. Touch
the STOP TIME Pad. Then
touch the Number Pads for the
time you want baking to stop.
7. Touch START.The oven will now
start and stop automatically.
8. After
baking is done or to stop
the oven before preset time,
turn both the Oven Selector and
Oven Temperature
Control to OFF
To cancel the MEALTIMER* control
setting:
1. Touch STOP TIME.
2. Touch
CANCEL.
3. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF
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The Oven Vent
Hot air and moisture escape from
the lower oven through a vent under
the right rear surface element. You
can cook on the element, or keep
food warm on it while the lower
oven is on.
CAUTION: Plasflc ufenslls leff
over the vent can melf.
Do not block the vent. Poor baking
can result.
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The Storage Drawer
The storage
drawer
is for storing pots and pans.
Use core when handling
the drawer.
Removing the Storage Drawer
1.
Pull drawer straight out to the
first stop. Lift front and pull out to
the second stop.
Replacing
the drawer
of opening.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer
all the way out.
the Storage Drawer
guides
on both sides
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.
Use & Care Guide Storage
Store this booklet, along with your
Cooking Guide, Upper Microwave
Oven Use & Care Guide and sales
slip in the Literature Pat, inside the
storage drawer.
Optional Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your lower 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 lower 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.
Caring for your cooktop and lower oven
Control Panel and Knobs
1.
2. Pull control
knobs straight off.
3. Use warm soapy water and a soft
cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to
wipe the control panel. Rinse and
wipe dry.
4. Wash control knobs in warm
soapy water. Rinse well and dry.
5. Push control knobs straight back
on. Make sure they point to OFF.
Surface Elements and Reflector Bowls
Removing
2. Lift the edge of the element
opposite the receptacle,
just
enough to clear the element
hold down clip, reflector bowl
and trim ring.
3. Pull the surface element straight
away from the receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl and
trim ring. See “Cleaning
Chart”
on page 22 for cleaning
instructions.
Replacing
2. Line up openings in the reflector
bowl and notch in the trim ring
with the surface element receptacle and the element hold
down clip.
3. Hold the surface element as
level as possible with the terminal just started into the receptacle. Push the surface element
terminal into the receptacle.
4. When terminal is pushed into the
receptacle
as far as it will go,
push down the edge of the surface element opposite the
receptacle.
The element hold
down clip will keep the surface
element from moving around.
CAUTION: Reflector bowls reflect heat bock to the utensils on the
surface elements. They also help catch spills. When they ore kept
clean, they reflect heat better and look new longer.
if o trim ring gets discolored, some of the utensils may not be flat
enough, or some may be too large for the surface element. in either
case, some of the heat that’s meant to go into or around a utensil
goes down and heats the trim ring. This extra heat can discolor it.
See Cooking Guide for further information.
Lift-Up Cooktop
1. Lift front
of cooktop at both front
corners until the support rods lock
into place.
2. Wipe with warm soapy water. Use a
soapy steel wool pad on stubborn
spots.
3. To lower
the cooktop, lift cooktop
from both sides while pressing the
support rods back to unlock them.
Lower the cooktop into place.
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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 shaded
areas by hand.
DO NOT clean the fiberglass seal.
DO NOT move it or bend it. Poor
cleaning and poor baking will result. ’
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...
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of the door.
l The frame
around the oven.
2. Remove the brolier pan and any
pots and pans you may have
stored in the oven. They can’t
stand the heat.
3. Wipe
out any loose soil or
grease. This will help reduce
during
the Self-Cleaning
smoke
cycle.
4. if the oven has a rotisserie, make
sure the motor socket cover Is
closed.
5. if you want the oven rocks 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 cleaned
in the SelfCleaning
cycle, they become
harder to slide. See chart on
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if you wont to clean the reflector
bowls in the oven
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Wipe the reflector bowls of loose soil and grease.
Place 2 bowls upside down on each oven rack. For best results, they
should not touch each other or the oven walls.
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Chrome trim rings must not be cleaned
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in the oven. They wlii discolor.
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.
SPECIAL CAUTIONS:
DO NOT use commercloi oven
cleaners In your oven. Damage to
the porceialn flnlsh may occur.
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
oben.
Wait until It moves freeiv.
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DO NOT use foil or other liners in
the oven. During the Self-Cleaning
cycle foil con burn or meit and
damage the oven surface.
DO NOT block the vent during
the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must
move freely for best cleaning
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Setting the Controls
1. Set the
2. Move the Lock Lever all the way
to the right-the Clean position.
3. Make sure the clock is set to
the right time of day. (See Upper
4. Set a 2 to 4 hour Self-Cleaning
cycle. Touch START TIME Pad, then
touch the Number Pads for the
time you want to start Touch STOP
TIME Pad, then touch the Number
Pads for the time you wont to
stop. (Option: Only set the Stop
Time if you want the Self-Cleaning cycle to start immediately.)
A 3-hour Self-Cleaning
cycle is
recommended
for moderately
soiled ovens.
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to
heavy soil.
Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to CLEAN.
Microwave
Oven Use & Care
Guide for instructions.)
5. Touch START.The oven will start
the Self-Cleaning
cycle automatically
at the time you have
set. The Lower Oven LOCKED Signal Light will come on when the
oven temperature
exceeds normal baking temperatures.
The
Lock Lever must not be moved
and the door can’t be opened
when this light is on.
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6.
After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed, the Lower Oven
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.
LOCKED Signal Light goes off.
Move the Lock Lever back to the
left. Do not force It. Wait until it
will move easily. Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature
Control to OFF
Special Tips
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Keep the kitchen well ventilated
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle to help
get rid of normal 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.
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 page 19.
cycle
TOstop the Self-Cleaning
at anytime:
3. When the Lower Oven LOCKED
Signal Light goes off, 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
1 Touch STOP TIME.
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2. Touch CANCEL.
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
and times during
a Self-
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE -THREE HOUR SElTlNG
(Approximate
1000°F
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Temperatures
[ 875°F (468’c)
and
CLEANING
800-F
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CYCLE
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6OO’F
3M”C
400°F
204’c
200°F
93%
START
V?hr.
1 hr.
1K hrs
2 hrs
Notice that the heating stops when the j-hour
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
2K hrs.
3 hrs.
3 V?hn.
STOP
setting is up, but that it takes longer
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Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
cooktop and
lower oven
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Plastic scrubbing
pad
for stubborn spots.
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Wipe off regularly
when cooktop
and lower oven are cool.
Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon juloe or milk) to remain
on surface. Acids will remove
the glossy flnlsh.
Do not use abraslve or harsh
cleansers.
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Spatters
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Do not immerse In water.
Surface
elements
No cleaning
Porcelalnenamel
reflector
bowls
Warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing
pad.
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Self-Cleaning
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Chrome
trlm rings
Warm soapy water
a plastic scrubbing
required.
cycle.
and
pad.
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Control panel
Broiler pan
and grid
Oven racks
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
water
and
Wipe out excess spills.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Place upside down on oven racks
in oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
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0 Clean frequently.
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Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
Do not clean In SelfCleanIng Oven.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Control knobs
or spills will burn off.
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Do not soak.
Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
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Clean after each use.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Do not clean In Self-Cleaning
Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
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with
Oven.
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for stubborn areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor and be harder to slide when
left In the Self-Cleanlng cycle. If you want them to stay shiny,
remove from the oven and clean bv hand.
Lower oven
door glass
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing
pad.
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SelfCleanIng
lower Oven
For areas outside the
Self-Cleaning
area use
warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
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Make sure oven Is cool.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Wash. rinse and drv well.
with
Follow directions
starting on
page 19, “Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle:’
Do not use commercial oven
cleaners.
Do not use foil to line the bottom
of your SelfCleanIng
Oven.
Cleaning the Grease Filters
The grease
filters should be removed
and cleaned
at least once a month.
NOTE: if you are using charcoal filters from the Non-Vent Kit (Part No.
8140231, they should be replaced every 12 months. Do not attempt to
clean. -
lower Filters
Ieneath
the microwave
Oven)
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To remove each filter, place
’ thumb in the indentation
at the
center front of the filter. Push
back and pull down.
2. To replace, place the long edge
of the filter against the clips at
the back and push up until it
snaps into place.
Top Filter
(above
the microwave
1. To remove
oven, under the Upper Vent Door)
filter, lift the Upper
Vent Door. Use plastic tab at center of the filter to push up and lift
out the filter.
2. To replace,
place top edge of
the filter against the clips at the
top of the opening. Push up and
in until filter snaps into place.
Make sure the plastic tab at the
bottom of the filter is facing out.
To clean the filters, soak in hot water and mild detergent.
Scrub with a soft
brush and swish to remove embedded
dirt and grease. Rinse well and shake
dry (Filters may be washed in the dishwasher, but the aluminum will darken.
Using ammonia for cleaning
will also cause the aluminum to darken.)
CAUTION: Do not operate the exhaust vent system without the fiiters
in place. Grease could accumulate in the venting system and cause
a tire hazard.
Using and Replacing the Light Bulbs
The Cooktop light
The Top Light Switch is located below the control panel. Push the right side of
the switch to turn the light ON. Push the left side of the switch to turn it OFF.
To replace the fluorescent
tube and starter:
2. With both hands, pull top of light
cover towards you and lift it out
of bottom support trim.
Remove the 3 screws and metal
trim that supports the top of the
light cover. The glass is heavy.
Hold it securely.
3. Grasp the fluorescent tube at
both ends. Roll bottom of the
tube towards the front until both
ends come out of the receptacles. Replace with a 20-watt
cool-white
fluorescent tube. If
starter needs replacement,
push
in and turn to remove and
replace.
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4. With both hands, carefully
fit the
glass light cover into the bottom
metal support trim. Replace the
top support trim and screws. Turn
electric power back on at the
main power supply.
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Liaht
The lower oven light will come on when you open the lower oven door. To turn
the light on when the lower oven door is closed, push the right side of the Oven
Light Switch below the control panel. Push the left side of the switch to turn off
the light.
To Replace the lower Oven light:
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3. Remove the light bu; from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb.
2. Remove the bulb cover in the
back of the oven by pulling out
and pushing the wire holder to
the side.
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap
the wire holder in place. Turn the
power back on at the main power
supply.
CAUTION: The bulb cover must be in place when using the oven.
The cover protects the bulb from breakina.
NOTE: The oven ilghk will not work during the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for
assistance...
if cooking
expected:
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
without tools of any kind.
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if nothing operates:
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Is the
into a
age?
Have
main
power supply cord plugged
live circuit with the proper volt(See Installation
Instructions.)
you checked
your home’s
fuses or circuit breaker box?
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if the oven will not operate:
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Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting [BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED
BAKE]?
Is the Oven Temperature
Control
turned to a temperature
setting?
if surface elements will not operate:
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Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are surface elements plugged
in all
the way?
Do the control knobs turn?
if surface
turn:
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element
Did you push in before trying to turn?
if the Self-Cleaning
operate:
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knob(s) will not
cycle
will not
Are the Oven Selector
and Oven
Temperature
Control set on CLEAN?
Does the clock show the right time of
day?
Is Stop Time set ahead to the time
you want the Self-Cleaning
cycle to
stop?
Is the Lock Lever all the way to the
right?
if exhaust fan does not shut off:
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Are you using the surface elements,
lower oven or broiler while the microwave
oven is on? (See note on
Page 8.1
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results aren’t what you
Is the range level?
Are you using pans recommended
in the Cooking Guide?
If baking, have you allowed IYz to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
Does the oven temperature
seem
too low or too high? See “Adjusting
the Oven Temperature
Control,”
page 10.
Have you preheated
the oven as the
recipe calls for?
Are the pans the size called for in the
recipe?
Are you following
a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
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 free from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultants
can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance
or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
nationwide
a
network of franchised
TECHCARE@ Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States.
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our CCCL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
If you have a
problem?..
4.
Call our CCCL-LINE service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) and
talk with one of our consultants, or if
you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSP is a registered
trademark
of
Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your Whirlpool appliance.
FSP
replacement
parts will fit right and
work right, because they are made to
the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
To locate FSP replacement
parts in
yourarea,
referto Step 3aboveorcaII
the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
*If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
description
of the problem. This information is needed
in order to better
respond
to your request for assistance.
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WHIRLPOOL@MICROWAvE
RANGE PRODUCT
OVEN/
ME001
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 materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by a franchised
TECH-CARE@service company.
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fttth Year
From Date of Purchase
FSP@replacement
magnetron
mlcrowave ovens if defective
or workmanship.
tube on
in materials
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Servlce 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. Repalrs when range product Is used in otherthan normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pick up and dellvery. Thls product is designed to be repaired In the
home.
D. Damage to range product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, OCtS
of God or use of products not approved by Whlrlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitatlon of incldental or
consequentlal
damages so thls llmitation or exclusion may not apply to you. Thls
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outslde the Untted States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whlrlpool distrlbutor or mllitary exchange.
Part No. 312904
01988 Whirbool
? Makers.
Oishwashen.
BailbIn
Whirlpool
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Printed in U.S.A.
Corporation
Ovens and Surlace Units. Ranges, Microwave
Ovens, Trash Compaclon.
Room Air Candllionen.
Oehumidilien.
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