Whirlpool RF340BXK Specifications

SELF.CLEANING
ELECTRICRANGE
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Table of Contents ............................................
Models
8522770A
RF340BXK
RF341BXK
RF352BXK
RF361PXK
RF366LXK
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TABLEOF CONTENTS
RANG E SAFETY .............................................................................
The Anti-Tip Bracket ....................................................................
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PARTS AND FEATURES ................................................................
6
COOKTOP USE ..............................................................................
Cooktop Controls .........................................................................
Ceramic Glass ..............................................................................
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls .................................................
Lift-up Cooktop ............................................................................
Home Canning .............................................................................
Cookware .....................................................................................
Electronic Clock/Timer .................................................................
Display ..........................................................................................
Clock ............................................................................................
Timer ...........................................................................................
Oven Temperature Control ........................................................
OVEN USE .....................................................................................
Aluminum Foil.............................................................................
Positioning Racks and Bakeware ..............................................
Bakeware ....................................................................................
Oven Vent ...................................................................................
Baking and Roasting ..................................................................
Broiling ........................................................................................
RANGE CARE ...............................................................................
Self-Cleaning Cycle ....................................................................
General Cleaning ........................................................................
Storage Drawer ..........................................................................
Oven Light ..................................................................................
Oven Door ..................................................................................
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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OR SERVICE .........................................................
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ASSISTANCE
WARRANTY
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RANGESAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All
follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER" or
Thissafety
is themessages
safety alertwillsymbol.
"WARNING." These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the
anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
Tip Over Hazard
A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
Reconnect the anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
See the installation instructions for details.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children
and adults.
Anti-Tip Bracket
Making sure the anti-tip bracket is installed:
• Slide range forward.
• Look for the anti-tip bracket securely attached to floor.
• Slide range back so rear range foot is under anti-tip bracket.
Range Foot
iMPORTANT SAFETY iNSTRUCTiONS
WARNUNG: To reduce the risk of fire, ebctrbaI
shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the
range, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
w WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
TIPPING OF THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE
SECURED BY PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTPTIP
DEVICES. TO CHECK IF THE DEVICES ARE
INSTALLED PROPERD4 SLIDE RANGE FORWARD,
LOOK FOR ANTPTIP BRACKET SECURELY
ATTACHED TO FLOOR, AND SLIDE RANGE BACK
SO REAR RANGE FOOT IS UNDER ANTFTIP
BRACKET.
m OAUTUON:
Do not store items of interest to
children in cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range - cNdren climbing on the range to
reach items could be seriously injured.
m Proper Installation - Be sure the range is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
,, Never Use the Range for VVarming or Heating the
Room.
,, Do Not Leave Children Alone - Children should not
be left 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.
,, VVear Proper Apparel - Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
range_
,, User Servicing - Do not repair or replace any part of
the range unless specifically recommended in the
manual. All other servicing should be referred to a
qualified technician.
Use Proper Pan Size - The range is equipped with
one or more surface units of different size. Select
utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover
the surface unit heating ebmenL The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating
element to direct contact and may result in ignition
of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to burner
will also improve efficiency_
Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat
Settings - Boilover causes smoking and greasy
spillovers that may ignite.
Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in
Place - Absence of these pans or bowls during
cooking may subject wiring or components underneath to damage.
Protective Liners - Do not use aluminum foil to line
surface unit drip bowls or oven bottoms, except as
suggested in the manual Improper installation of
these liners may result in a risk of electric shock, or
fire.
Glazed Cooking Utensils - Only certain types of
glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other
glazed utensils are suitable for range-top service
without breaking due to the sudden change in
Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not
Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units - To reduce the
risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and
spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil,
the handle of a utensil should be positioned so that
it is turned inward, and does not extend over
adjacent surface units.
,, Storage in or on the Range - Flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven or near surface
units.
Do Not Soak Removable Heating Elements Heating elements should never be immersed in
water.
,, Do Not Use Water on Grease Fires - Smother fire or
flame or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher
Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop - If cooktop
should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may
penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of
electric shock. Contact a qualified technician
,, Use Only Dry Potholders - Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let potholder touch hot heating
ebments. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
m DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS
NEAR UNITS - Surface units may be hot even
though they are dark in colon Areas near surface
units may become hot enough to cause burns.
During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or
other flammable materials contact surface units or
areas near units until they have had sufficient time
to cool. Among those areas are the cooktop and
surfaces facing the cooktop.
Clean Cooktop With Caution - If a wet sponge or
cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area,
be careful to avoid steam burn. Some cleaners can
produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.
Use Care When Opening Door - Let hot air or
steam escape before removing or replacing food.
Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers - Build-up
of pressure may cause container to burst and result
in injury.
SAVE THESE INSTF{UCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed.
For self-cleaning
ranges -
• Placement of Oven Racks - Always place 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 TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR
INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN - Heating
elements may be hot even though they are dark in
color. 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 heating elements or interior
surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient time
to cool. Other surfaces of the appliance may
become hot enough to cause burns - among these
surfaces are oven vent openings and surfaces near
these openings, oven doors, and windows of oven
doors.
• Do Not Clean Door Gasket - The door gasket is
essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not
to rub, damage, or move the gasket.
• 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.
• Clean Only Parts Listed in Manual.
• Before Self-Cleaning the Oven - Remove broiler pan
and other utensils.
For units with ventilating hood • Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
• When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a Hst
of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and
requires businesses to warn of potentiaH exposure to such substances,
WARNHNG: This product contains a chemicaH known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or
other reproductive harm,
This appliance can cause How-HeveH
exposure to some of the substances Hsted, incHuding benzene, formaHdehyde,
carbon monoxide, and toHuene,
PARTSANDFEATURES
This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed. The locations and
appearances of the features shown here may not match /our model.
Control Panel
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1. Left Front Control Knob
2. Surface Heating Indicator Light
3. Left Rear Control Knob
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6
4. Electronic Clock/Timer
(on some models)
5. Indicator Light
6. Oven Temperature Control Knob
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7. Right Rear Control Knob
8. Right Front Control Knob
9. Surface Area Locator
Range
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Surface Cooking Area
Anti-Tip Bracket
Door Stop Clip
Model and Serial Number Plate
(behind left side of storage drawer)
5. Removable Storage Drawer
(on some models)
6. Manual Oven Light Switch
(on some models)
7. Control Panel
8. Hot Surface Indicator Light
(on ceramic glass models)
9. Door Gasket
10. Broil Element
11. Sake Element
12. Self-Clean Latch
Parts and Features not shown
Coil Elements
Oven Vent
Additional Oven Rack
COOKTOPUSE
Wiping off the cooktop before and after each use will help keep it
free from stains and provide the most even heating. For more
information, see "General Cleaning" section.
•
Do not store jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a
heavy or hard object on the cooktop could crack it.
•
Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools,
air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop,
and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed.
•
Clean up sugary spills and soils as soon as hot surface
indicator light goes off. If spills or soils are not wiped up while
warm, surface pitting can occur.
Do not slide cookware or bakeware across the cooktop.
Aluminum or copper bottoms and rough finishes on
cookware or bakeware could leave scratches or marks on the
cooktop.
•
Do not cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers
on the cooktop. It could leave aluminum marks that cannot
be removed completely.
•
Do not allow objects that could melt, such as plastic or
aluminum foil, to touch any part of the entire cooktop.
•
Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board.
•
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area. Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
outside the area.
Fire Hazard
Turn off all controls when done cooking.
Failure to do so can result in death or fire.
The control knobs can be set anywhere between HI and LO. Push
in and turn to setting. The surface cooking area Iocator shows
which element is turned on. Use the following chart as a guide
when setting heat levels.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED
HI
•
Start food cooking.
•
Bring liquid to a boil.
6-8
•
Hold a rapid boil.
[MED- HI]
•
Quickly brown or sear food.
5
•
Maintain a slow boil.
[MED]
•
Fry or saute foods.
•
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
2-4
•
Stew or steam food.
[MED- LO]
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Simmer.
LO
•
Keep food warm.
•
Melt chocolate or butter.
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1. Surface Cooking Area
2. Cookware/Canner
3. 1" (2.5 cm) Maximum Overhang
Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and
energy efficiency. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed or
dented bottoms could cause uneven heating and poor
cooking results.
Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware. While rotating the ruler,
no space or light should be visible between it and the
cookware.
Cookware designed with slightly indented bottoms or small
expansion channels can be used.
REMEMBER: When range is in use or (on some
models) during the Self=Cleaning cycle, the entire
cooktop area may become hot,
Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry
before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits
when heated.
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The surface cooking area will glow red when an element is on. It
will cycle on and off, at all settings, to maintain the selected heat
level.
It is normal for the surface of white ceramic glass to appear to
change color when surface cooking areas are hot. As the glass
cools, it will return to its original color.
Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop.
Hot Surface Indicator Light (under ceramic glass)
The hot surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface
cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking
area(s) are turned off.
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Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner
bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also
help catch spills.
Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) over the
coil element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce
excess heat causing the burner bowl to change color. For more
information, see the "General Cleaning" section.
The lift-up cooktop provides easy access for cleaning beneath.
Be careful not to drop the cooktop. Damage could occur to the
finish and the cooktop frame. For more information, see the
"General Cleaning" section.
To Lift:
1.
Before removing or replacing coil elements and burner bowls,
make sure they are cool and the control knobs are in the off
position.
Lift the cooktop by both front corners until the supports lock
into place.
To Remove:
1.
2.
Push in the edge of coil element toward the receptacle. Then
lift it just enough to clear the burner bowl.
Pull the coil element straight away from the receptacle.
To Replace:
1. Lift the cooktop from both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them.
2.
Slowly lower the cooktop into place.
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches.
This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool.
3.
Lift out the burner
•
Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking
area or element. Canners should not extend more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm) outside the cooking area.
•
Do not place canner on two surface cooking areas, elements
or surface burners at the same time.
•
On ceramic glass models, only use flat-bottomed
bowl.
To Replace:
1. Line up openings in the burner bowl with the coil element
receptacle.
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2.
Holding the coil element as level as possible, carefully push
coil element terminal into the receptacle.
3.
When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it
will go, push down the edge of the coil element opposite the
receptacle.
canners.
On coil element models, the installation of a Canning Unit Kit
is recommended. If a kit is not installed, the life of the coil
element will be shortened. See "Assistance or Service" for
ordering instructions.
For more information, contact your local U.S. Government
Agricultural Department Extension Office. In Canada, contact
Agriculture Canada. Companies that manufacture home
canning products can also offer assistance.
IMPORTANT:
Never
leaveemptycookware
onahotsurface
cooking
area,element
orsurface
burner.
Idealcookware
shouldhaveaflatbottom,
straight
sides,a wellfittinglidandthematerial
should
beofmedium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough
finishes
mayscratch
thecooktop.
Aluminum
andcopper
maybeusedasacoreorbaseincookware.
However,
whenused
asabaseitcanleavepermanent
marksonthecooktop
orgrates.
Cookware
material
isafactorinhowquicklyandevenly
heatis
transferred,
whichaffects
cooking
results.
Anon-stick
finishhas
thesamecharacteristics
asitsbasematerial.
Forexample,
aluminum
cookware
witha non-stick
finishwilltakeonthe
properties
ofaluminum.
Usethefollowing
chartasaguideforcookware
material
characteristics.
COOKWARE CHARACTERISTICS
Aluminum
Cast iron
Ceramic or
Ceramic glass
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TIMER
• Heatsquicklyandevenly.
• Suitable
foralltypesofcooking.
• Medium
orheavy
thickness
isbestfor
mostcooking
tasks.
•
Heats slowly and evenly.
•
Good for browning and frying.
•
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
•
Follow manufacturer's
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Heats slowly, but unevenly.
•
Ideal results on low to medium heat
settings.
instructions.
1. Clock
2.
3.
4.
5.
Display
Increase
Decrease
Timer
When power is first supplied to the appliance, everything on the
display will light up for 5 seconds. Then "PF" will appear on the
display,
Any other time "PF" appears, a power failure occurred, Reset the
clock. See "Clock" section.
When the oven is not in use, the display will show the time of day.
Copper
•
Heats very quickly and evenly.
Earthenware
•
Follow manufacturer's
•
Use on low heat settings.
This is a 12-hour clock and does not show a.m. or p.m.
Porcelain
enamel-onsteel or cast
iron
•
See stainless steel or cast iron.
To Set:
Before setting, make sure the oven and Timer are off.
Stainless
•
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
•
A core or base of aluminum or copper
on stainless steel provides even
heating.
instructions.
1.
Press CLOCK.
The colon will flash during Clock programming.
steel
2.
Press the "up" or "down" arrow pads to set the time of day.
The time can be changed in either small or 10 minute
increments by pressing a pad briefly or by pressing and
holding a pad.
3.
Press CLOCK. The colon will stop flashing when the Clock is
active.
TheTimercanbesetinminutes
andseconds
orhoursand
minutes
andcountsdownthesettime.TheTimerdoesnotstart
orstoptheoven.
ToSet:
1. PressTIMER.
Thecolonwillflashduring
Timerprogramming.
2=
3.
Press the "up" or "down"
Press TIMER.
Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first few
times, or when it is heavily soiled.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to
certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and well
ventilated room.
arrow pads to set length of time.
The Timer will begin counting down 5 seconds after the time
is set.
To display the time of day while the Timer is counting down,
press CLOCK. Time of day will be displayed 5 seconds
before returning to the Timer countdown.
When there is one minute of time remaining, a single tone will
sound and the display will begin counting down in seconds.
When the Timer reaches zero, the display will show "End"
and four 1-second tones will sound.
To Cancel:
OVENUSE
Press TIMER twice in the Timer mode.
IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven
temperature. Opening the oven door and element or burner
cycling may give incorrect readings.
The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook
faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature
calibration can be adjusted. It can be changed in Fahrenheit only.
IMPORTANT: Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil,
liners or cookware because permanent damage will occur to the
oven bottom finish.
•
Do not cover entire rack with foil because air must be able to
move freely for best cooking results.
•
To catch spills, place foil on rack below dish. Make sure foil is
at least 1 in. (2.5 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned
up at the edges.
•
Do not cover food with aluminum foil when convection
cooking (on some models).
Racks
Position racks before turning the oven on. Do not move racks
with bakeware on them. Make sure racks are level. Use the
following graphic and chart as a guide to place racks for specific
foods.
A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed
amount. No sign means the oven will be warmer by the displayed
amount. Use the following chart as a guide.
ADJUSTMENT
°F
COOKS FOOD
10°F
...a little more
20°F
...moderately
30°F
...much more
-10°F
...a little less
-20°F
...moderately
-30°F
...much less
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2 m
more
less
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration (on models with
electronic clock/timer):
1. Press and hold CLOCK until the oven display shows the
current calibration, for example, "00," if not yet adjusted or
about 5 seconds.
2.
Press the "up" or "down" arrow pads to increase or to
decrease the temperature in 5° F amounts. The adjustment
can be set between 35°F and -35°E
3.
Press CLOCK to enter the new temperature.
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FOOD
RACK POSITION(S)
Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys,
angel food cakes
1 or 2
Bundt cakes, most quick breads,
yeast breads, casseroles, meats
2
Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes,
non-frozen pies
2 or 3
Bakeware
Hot air must be able to circulate around food to cook evenly, so
allow 2 in. (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use
the following chart as a guide.
BAKEWARE
NUMBER
POSITION ON RACK
1
Center of rack.
2
Side by side or slightly staggered.
3 or 4
Opposite corners on each rack. Make sure
bakeware is not directly over another.
!. Oven Vent (ceil element model)
The bakeware material affects cooking results. Follow
manufacturer's recommendations and use the bakeware size
recommended in the recipe. Use the following chart as a guide.
BAKEWARE/
RESULTS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Light colored
aluminum
•
•
Light golden
crusts
•
Even browning
Dark aluminum
and other
bakeware with
dark, dull and/or
non-stick finish
Use temperature and time
recommended in recipe.
!. Oven Vent (ceramic glass model)
•
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
•
•
Use suggested
•
Place rack in center of oven.
Insulated cookie
sheets or baking
pans
•
Little or no
bottom
browning
•
Place in the bottom third of oven.
•
May need to increase baking time.
Stainless steel
•
May need to increase baking time.
•
Follow manufacturer's
•
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
•
Brown, crisp
crusts
•
Light, golden
crusts
•
Uneven
browning
baking time.
For pies, breads and casseroles, use
temperature recommended in
recipe.
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Doing so will cause poor air
circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results. Never set
plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the
oven vent.
On coil element models, the element can be used when the oven
is in use as long as the cookware does not extend more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm) over the element.
Before baking and roasting, position the racks according to the
"Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section. When roasting, it is
not necessary to wait for the oven to preheat before putting food
in, unless recommended in the recipe.
To Bake or Roast:
1.
Push in and turn the oven control knob to the desired
temperature setting. The OVEN ON and OVEN HEATING
lights will turn on and the set temperature will appear in the
display for 5 seconds.
On some models, set the oven selector to BAKE and turn the
oven temperature control knob to the desired temperature
setting. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn on and will turn
off once the oven is preheated.
Place food in oven.
Stoneware
•
Crisp crusts
Ovenproof
glassware,
ceramic glass or
ceramic
•
instructions.
Brown, crisp
crusts
The bake and roasting elements will turn on and off to keep
the oven temperature at the setting. The OVEN ON indicator
light(s) will turn on and off with the elements.
Push in and turn oven control knob to OFF when finished.
On some models, turn both the oven selector and oven
temperature control knob to OFR The OVEN ON indicator
light will turn off.
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BROILING
Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. Changing the
temperature when broiling allows more precise control. The lower
the temperature, the slower the cooking. Thicker cuts and
unevenly shaped pieces of meat, fish and poultry may cook
better at lower broiling temperatures.
•
Use only the broiler pan and grid provided with the range. It is
designed to drain juices and help prevent spatter and smoke.
•
For proper draining, do not cover the grid with foil. The
bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier
cleaning.
•
Trim excess fat to reduce spattering.
the edges to prevent curling.
•
Pull out oven rack to stop position before turning or removing
food. Use tongs to turn food to avoid the loss of juices. Very
thin cuts of fish, poultry or meat may not need to be turned.
•
After broiling, remove the pan from the oven when removing
the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if left in the heated
oven, making cleaning more difficult.
Slit the remaining fat on
Before broiling, position rack according to Broiling Chart. It is not
necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless
recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in the broiler
pan, then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door to
the broil stop position to ensure proper broiling temperature.
To Broil:
1. Push in and turn oven control knob to BROIL.
On some models, set the oven selector and oven temperature
control knob to BROIL. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn
on.
2.
After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFE
On some models, turn both the oven selector and oven
temperature control knob to OFF. The OVEN ON indicator
light will turn off.
To Broil at a Lower Temperature:
If food is cooking too fast, turn the oven temperature control
knob counterclockwise until the OVEN ON indicator light goes
off.
To broil food slower from the start of cook time, set the oven
temperature control knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and
163°C). These temperature settings let the broil elements cycle
and slow cooking results.
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CHART
For best results, place food 3 in. (7 cm) or more from the broil
element. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted
for individual foods and tastes. Recommended rack positions are
numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For diagram, see the
"Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section.
FOOD
RACK
POSITION
COOK TIME
(in minutes)
Side 1
Side 2
Steak
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
medium rare
medium
well done
4
4
4
14-15
15-16
18-19
7-8
8-9
9-10
*Ground meat patties
3/4in. (2 cm) thick
well done
4
13-14
7-8
Pork chops
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
4
20-22
10-11
Ham slice, precooked
1/2in. (1.25 cm) thick
4
8-10
4-5
Frankfurters
4
5-7
3-4
Lamb chops
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
4
14-17
8-9
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
3
4
17-20
11-16
17-20
11-16
4
8-10
4-5
4
16-18
8-9
Fish
Fillets 1/4-1/2in.
(.6-1.25 cm) thick
Steaks 3/4-1 in.
(2-2.5 cm) thick
* Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid.
How the Cycle Works
IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the
oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and
popping sounds.
RANGECARE
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The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures,
to a powdery ash.
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burning soil
The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, but the
time can be changed. Suggested clean times are 2 hours 30
minutes for light soil and between 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
30 minutes for average to heavy soil.
Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. Do not wipe down any of the inside surfaces until the oven
has completely cooled down. Applying a cool damp cloth to the
inner door glass before it has cooled completely could result in
the glass breaking.
To Self-Clean:
Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is closed completely
or it will not lock and the cycle will not begin. DOOR
LOCKED/CLEANING light will flash until the door is closed.
Burn Hazard
1.
Do not touch the oven during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
The door will lock within 6 seconds, and OVEN ON and OVEN
HEATING indicator lights will come on.
Keep children away from oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle.
If the door does not lock, it will try to lock for 1 minute. If the
door fails to lock, the self-cleaning cycle will be canceled and
an error code will be displayed.
Failure to follow these instructions can result
in burns.
Press the "up" or "down" arrow pads to select a clean time
between 2 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes.
During the last 30 minutes of the self-cleaning cycle the oven
will start to cool down. The OVEN HEATING light will turn off
and "COOL" appears in the display.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to
the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds
to another closed and well ventilated room.
Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil
results in longer cleaning and more smoke.
Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning
help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
Push in and turn the oven control knob to CLEAN.
cycle to
Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air
must be able to move freely. See "Oven Vent(s)" section.
Once the oven goes below the locked temperature, the OVEN
ON light flashes and DOOR LOCKED/CLEANING light turns
off when door unlocks.
3.
Turn the oven control knob to OFF when finished cleaning.
The OVEN ON light turns off and the time of day appears in
the display.
Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The
door gasket is essential for a good seal.
Prepare Oven:
•
Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware and,
on some models, the temperature probe from the oven.
•
Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt,
damaging the oven.
•
Remove oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide.
See "General Cleaning" section for more information.
Hand clean inside door edge and the 11/2in. (3.8 cm) area
around the inside oven cavity frame, being careful not to
move or bend the gasket. This area does not get hot enough
during self-cleaning to remove soil. Do not let water, cleaner,
etc. enter slots on door frame. Use a damp cloth to clean this
area.
Wipe out any loose soil to reduce smoke and avoid damage.
At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain. Staining,
etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. This will not
affect cooking performance.
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Burned-on soil
•
Metal marks from aluminum
•
•
Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or non-abrasive
pad:
scrubbing
Scraper:
Cooktop
and copper
Polishing Creme:
Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into
surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue
rubbing until white film disappears. The marks will not totally
disappear but after many cleanings become less noticeable.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES
(on some models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills
may affect the finish.
Polishing Creme and Cooktop
Rub creme into soil with damp paper towel. Hold scraper as
flat as possible on surface and scrape. Repeat for stubborn
spots. Polish entire cooktop with creme and paper towel.
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions
on cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
Cooktop
Tiny scratches
•
Cooktop
and abrasions
Polishing Creme:
Rub creme into surface with a damp paper towel or soft
cloth. Continue rubbing until white film disappears. Scratches
and abrasions do not affect cooking performance and after
many cleanings become less noticeable.
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
CERAMIC GLASS (on some models)
COOKTOP CONTROLS
Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine
bleach, rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
Do not soak knobs.
Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry
thoroughlyto prevent streaking and staining.
When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the OFF position.
Cooktop
prevent
cooktop.
Service"
Polishing Creme is recommended for regular use to help
scratches, pitting and abrasions, and to condition the
It may be ordered as an accessory. See "Assistance or
to order.
A Cooktop Scraper is also recommended for stubborn soils, and
can be ordered as an accessory. See "Assistance or Service" to
order. The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store razor
blades out of the reach of children.
Light to moderate
•
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
•
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.
COIL ELEMENTS (on some models)
Do not clean or immerse in water. Soil will burn off when hot.
For more information,
soil
•
Paper towels or clean damp sponge:
Cooktop Scraper:
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning
Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear
oven mitts while doing so.
•
Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration
Cooktop Polishing Creme or non-abrasive
•
Solution of _/_cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water:
Oven cleaner:
Follow product label instructions.
•
Mildly abrasive cleanser:
Scrub with wet scouring pad.
cleanser:
Rub product into soil with a damp paper towel or soft cloth.
Continue rubbing until white film disappears.
cycle.
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with stainless steel wool
pad.
Cooktop Polishing Creme and clean damp paper towel:
Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into
surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue
rubbing until white film disappears.
•
Damp cloth:
BURNER BOWLS (on some models)
Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)
•
see "Coil Elements and Burner Bowls."
Make sure control knobs are off and elements are cool.
Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear
oven mitts while doing so.
•
Soap and water or dishwasher:
Porcelain enamel only, not chrome
•
Dishwasher
SURFACE UNDER COOKTOP (on some models)
To avoid product damage, do not remove the cooktop.
For more information,
•
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Steel wool pad
see "Lift-up Cooktop"
section.
OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
•
STORAGE DRAWER
(on some models)
Glass cleaner and paper towels or non-abrasive
scrubbing pad:
plastic
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths
or some paper towels. Damage may occur.
•
see "Storage Drawer" section.
Mild detergent
•
Clean with mild detergent.
Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
OVEN CAVITY
The storage drawer can be removed. Before removing, make sure
drawer is cool and empty.
To Remove:
Do not use oven cleaners.
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
•
For more information,
Drawer Liner (on some models)
Remove all stored items from drawer and lift out drawer liner.
CONTROL PANEL
•
Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning.
Self-Cleaning cycle:
1.
Pull drawer straight out to the first stop.
2.
Lift up the back of the drawer and pull out.
To Replace:
1. Fit the ends of the drawer rails into the guides in the cavity.
2. Slide the drawer closed.
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" first.
OVEN AND ROASTING RACKS
i
•
Self-Cleaning cycle:
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" first. Remove racks or they will
discolor and become harder to slide. If this happens, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.
•
The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. It will come
on when the oven door is open. It will not work during the SelfCleaning cycle. On some models, when the oven door is closed,
press the manual oven light switch to turn on and off.
Steel wool pad
i
rr
BROILER PAN AND GRID
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning
•
cycle.
Mildly abrasive cleanser:
Scrub with wet scouring pad.
•
Solution of1/2 cup (125 mL) ammonia to1 gal. (3.75 L) water:
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with scouring or steel wool
pad.
•
Oven cleaner:
1.Manual Oven Light Switch (on some models)
Before replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and
the control knobs are in the off position.
To Replace:
1. Unplug range or disconnect
power.
2.
Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven
counterclockwise to remove.
3.
Turn bulb counterclockwise
4.
Replace bulb, then bulb cover by turning clockwise.
5.
Plug in range or reconnect power.
Follow product label instructions.
Porcelain enamel only, not chrome
•
Dishwasher
to remove from socket.
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To Replace:
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven
door. However, if necessary, follow these instructions. The oven
door is heavy.
Before Removing:
1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver
corner of the door stop clip.
2.
Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is
horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge
slots.
3.
Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto
front frame support pins. Make sure the hinge hangers are
fully seated and engaged on the support pins.
and insert it at the bottom
2.
Pry door stop clip free and remove from front frame hinge
slot. Take care not to scratch finish.
3.
Repeat procedure for other door stop clip.
Insert the door stop clip with the angular surface at the top of
the frame hinge slot, then push in the bottom of the clip until
flanges are flush with the front frame.
To Remove:
1.
Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with
your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins
while the door is removed from the range.
5.
6.
2.
Carefully close the door until it rests against the door removal
pins.
3.
Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
4.
Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge hangers will
slide out of front frame hinge slot. Do not remove door
removal pins until the door is replaced on the range.
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Open the door completely and remove the door removal pins.
Save door removal pins for future use.
Close the door.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Cooktop cooking results not what expected
•
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level?
See "Cooktop Controls" section.
Nothing will operate
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
•
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
•
Has a household fuse been blown or has the circuit
breaker been tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
On coil element models, is the element inserted properly?
See "Coil Elements and Burner Bowls" section.
Oven cooking results not what expected
•
Cooktop will not operate
Is the control knob set correctly?
Push in knob before turning to a setting.
•
On ceramic glass models, is the "Cooktop
See "Cooktop Lockout" section.
•
On coil element models, is the element inserted properly?
See "Coil Elements and Burner Bowls" section.
Lockout" set?
Is the proper oven temperature calibration set?
See "Oven Temperature Control" section.
Was the oven preheated?
See "Baking and Roasting" section.
Is the proper bakeware being used?
See "Bakeware" section.
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop
Is the cookware the proper size?
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) outside the cooking area.
Are the racks positioned properly?
See "Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section.
Is there proper air circulation around bakeware?
See "Positioning Racks and Bakeware" section.
Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan?
Check to make sure batter is level in the pan.
Oven temperature too high or too low
•
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
is the proper temperature set?
Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook.
•
•
Is the proper cookware being used?
See "Cookware" section.
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See "Oven Temperature Control" section.
Is the proper length of time being used?
Adjust cooking time.
Has the oven door been opened while cooking?
Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer
cooking times.
Oven indicator lights flash
•
Do the OVEN ON and/or OVEN HEATING indicator lights
flash?
See "Assistance or Service" section.
•
On some models, do the OVEN HEATING and DOOR
LOCKED/CLEANING
indicator lights flash?
The door lock has failed. See "Assistance or Service"
sections.
Are baked items too brown on the bottom?
Move rack to higher position in the oven.
Are pie crust edges browning early?
Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust and/or
reduce baking temperature.
Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate
•
Is the oven door open?
Close the oven door all the way.
•
Has the function been entered or have the controls been
properly set?
See "Self-Cleaning Cycle" section.
Oven will not operate
On some models, is the electronic clock/timer
correctly?
See "Electronic CIocWTimer" section.
set
On some models, has the oven selector been set to a
BAKE or BROIL function?
See "Baking and Roasting" or "Broiling" sections.
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For further
ASSISTANCEORSERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
"Troubleshooting." It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement
parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
only use FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL ® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
Interaction Center telephone number or your nearest Whirlpool
designated service center.
Call the Whirlpool Customer
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants
Interaction Center
provide assistance
with:
•
Features and specifications
•
Installation information.
on our full line of appliances.
•
Use and maintenance
•
Accessory and repair parts sales.
•
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
•
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
procedures.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
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assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories
U.S.A.
To order accessories, call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction
Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts.
Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com
and click on "Buy
Accessories Online."
Canning Unit Kit
(coil element models)
Order Part #242905.
Cooktop Polishing Creme
(ceramic glass models)
Order Part #4392916
Cooktop Scraper
(ceramic glass models)
Order Part #3183488
Stainless
Steel Cleaner
(stainless steel models)
Order Part #4396095
& Polish
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WHIRLPOOL®COOKTOP,BUILT.INOVENANDRANGEWARRANTY
ONE-YEAR
FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP ® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool Corporation designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH
FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
ON CLEANTOP ® COOKTOP
On ceramic glass ranges and ceramic glass cooktops, in the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this appliance
is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP ®
replacement parts for the CLEANTOP ® ceramic glass cooktop.
Whirlpool Corporation warrants that the ceramic glass cooktop will not discolor, the cooktop pattern will not wear off, the rubber seal
between the ceramic glass cooktop and porcelain edge will not crack, the ceramic glass cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock
and the surface unit elements will not burn out.
Whirlpool
1.
Corporation
will not pay for:
2.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring, or to replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
Repairs when your appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3.
Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
4.
Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
Repairs to CLEANTOP ® ceramic glass cooktop or other surfaces if they have not been cared for as recommended in the Use and
Care Guide.
5.
6.
Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications
7.
Replacement
8.
Any labor costs during the limited warranty period.
made to the appliance.
parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
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 exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized
warranty applies.
Whirlpool
dealer to determine if another
If you need service, first see the "Troubleshooting" section of this book. After checking "Troubleshooting," additional help can be found
by checking the "Assistance or Service" section or by calling the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-253-1301 (toll-free),
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your appliance to
better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label/plate, located on your appliance as shown in the
"Parts and Features" section.
Dealer name
Address
Phone number
Model number
Serial number
Purchase date
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