Whirlpool RM286PXV Specifications

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Use&CareGuide
Oven light
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Lower oven
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Oven vent
Model and
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Bake element
Broil
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Oven door
SELF-CLEANING
LOWER
OVEN
RM286PXV
Contents
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Important
Safety
Instructions
Using Your Lower Oven.
Setting the clock
Using the Minute Timer
Using the lower oven controls
Using the automatic
MEALTIMER’control
Theovenvent
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Optional rotisserie
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Door panel replacement
Caring For Your Lower Oven
Control panel and knobs .
Using the Self-Cleaning cycle
Cleaning tips
The lower oven light
If You Need Service
Or Assistance
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and
mail the Owner Registration
Card
provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this
information ready if you need service or
call with a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the microwave
oven door on the frame) and purchase
date from sales slip.
l Keep this book, the Upper Microwave
Oven Use and Care Guide, the Cooking Guide and sales slip together in
the Literature Pac.
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Model Number
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Remove the Consumer Buy Guide
label. It will be easier to remove before
the lower oven 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.
00 not use rubbing alcohol or
flammable or toxic solvents, such as
acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage the finish.
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Service Company Phone Number
You are responsible
for:
Installing and leveling the oven in a
wall or cabinet strong enough to hold
its weight, and where it is protected
from the elements.’
l Properly connecting
and grounding
the oven to electrical supply.’
l Making sure the oven is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
l Properly maintaining
the oven.
l Using the oven only for jobs expected
of a home oven.
‘See the Installation Instructions.
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ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
injury to persons, or damage when using the
lower oven, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions before using
the lower oven.
Install or locate the oven only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions.
Do not use the lower oven for
warming or heating the room. Persons could be burned or injured, or
a fire could start,
Do not leave children alone in area
where the lower oven is in use.
They should never be allowed to
sit or stand on any part of the lower
oven. They could be burned or
injured.
Do not repair or replace any part of
the lower oven 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 lower oven. They
could explode or burn.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flaming pan by covering
with a well-fitted lid, cookie sheet
or flat tray. Flaming grease outside
pan can be extinguished with baking soda, or 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.
l Use care when opening oven door.
Let hot air or steam escape before
removing or replacing food.
9 Do not heat unopened containers.
They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
injury.
l Keep lower oven vents
unobstructed.
9 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.
l 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.
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Safety
Instructions
Before self-cleaning the lower
oven, remove broiler pan, broiler
grid, oven racks and other utensils.
Do not use the oven to clean
miscellaneous parts.
Do not store things children might
want above the oven. Children
could be burned or injured while
climbing on it.
Do not touch heating elements or
interior surfaces of oven. Heating
elements may be hot even though
they are dark in color. Areas near
interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enough to cause
burns. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing or other flam-
mable materials contact heating
elements or interior surfaces of
oven until they have had sufficient
time to cool. Other surfaces of the
lower oven may become hot
enough to cause burns; such as,
the oven vent opening, the surface
near the vent opening, the oven
door and window.
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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.
THE FUMES
CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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UsingYourLowerOven
Settingthe 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 and Care Guide.
Usingthe MinuteTimer
The Minute Timer on the upper microwave oven control panel can be used
for any timed cooking. To use the
Minute Timer, follow the instructions
found in the Upper Microwave Oven
Use and Care Guide.
Usingthe lowerovencontrols
The lower oven is always set with
two knobs:
-The Oven Selector
-The Oven Temperature Control
Both must be on a setting for the
lower oven to heat.
Baking
1. Position the rack(s) properly before
turning on the oven. To change
rack position, lift rack at front and
pull out.
The rack(s) should be placed so
the top of the food will be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least 1% to
2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides
of the pan and the oven walls and
other pans. For more information,
see the Cooking Guide.
Using Your Lower Oven
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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.
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 top element helps heat during baking, but does not turn red.
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.
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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 different
results.
If after using the oven for a period of
time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, they can be adjusted
by following these steps:
1. Pull the Oven Temperature Control
Knob straight off.
OFF
Locking screw
2. Loosen the locking screw. Note the
position of the notches.
3. To lower the temperature,
move
a notch closer to LO. Each notch
equals about 10°F (5°C).
4. To raise the temperature,
move
a notch closer to HI. Each notch
equals about 10°F (5°C).
Tighten the locking screw and
replace the control knob.
Tooth
Notches
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Using Your Lower
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Oven
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 pan and food on
the rack.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position. (open about 4 inches, 10.2 cm).
The door will stay open by itself.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control on BROIL. The
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
Custom broil
l If food is cooking too fast, turn the
Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise
until the lower oven
HEATING signal light goes off.
l If you want food to broil slower from
the start, set the Oven Temperature
Control between 150°F and 325°F
(65.5% and 162.7%). 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 the door open allows
the oven to maintain proper
temperatures.
Usingtheautomatic
MEALTIMER*
control
The automatic MEALTIMEW control
will turn the lower 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.
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SENSOR
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PROBE
TEMP
KEEP
WARM
COOK
POWER
MEAL
TIMER
MINUTE
TIMER
To delay start and stop
automatically:
1, Position the rack(s) properly and
place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the
right time of day. (See the Upper
Microwave Oven Use and Care
Guide for setting instructions.)
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Using Your Lower
Continued
Oven
3. Set the Oven Selector on TIMED
BAKE.
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4. Set the Oven Temperature Control
on the baking temperature you want.
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5. Touch the Stat-l Time pad. Then
touch the number pads for the time
you want baking to start. (Option:
Skip this step if you want to start baking immediately.)
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.
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8. After baking is done or to stop the
oven before preset time, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Contro’ to OFF
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MEALTIMER
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To cancel the MEALTIMER’
settings:
1. Touch STOP TIME.
2. Touch CANCEL.
control
3. Turn the Oven Selector and 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.
B Do not allow food to remain in
oven for more than two hours
after end of cooking cycle.
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Using Your Lower Oven
Continued
Theovenvent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
lower oven through a vent just above
the lower oven door.
Do not block the vent. Poor baking
can result.
Optionalrotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your
lower oven, you can order a kit (Part No.
261881) from your Whirlpool Dealer.
The kit includes easy installation
instructions.
Doorpanelreplacement
If you need to replace your lower oven
door glass, you can order White Panel
Kit No. 814069 from your Whirlpool
Dealer. This kit includes easy installation instructions.
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CaringForYourLowerOven
Burn or Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF
and the lower oven is COOL
before cleaning. Failure to do so
can result in burns or electrical
shock.
Controlpanelandknobs
1. Pull control knobs straight off.
2. Use warm soapy water and a soft
cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to
wipe the control panel. Rinse and
wipe dry.
3. Wash control knobs in warm
soapy water. Rinse well and dry.
Do not soak.
4. Push control knobs straight back on.
Make sure they point to OFF.
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Oven
UsingtheSelf-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.
Do clean
door
Do not clean
Do not clean
center area
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Before you start
1. Clean the areas shown by hand.
They do not get hot enough during
the Self-Cleaning cycle for soil
to burn away. Use hot water and
detergent or a soapy steel wool
pad on...
l The inside of the door. (The center
area of the door does not need to
be hand cleaned.)
l The frame around the oven.
Do not clean the fiberglass seal.
Do not move it or bend it. Poor
cleaning and poor baking will result.
2. Remove the broiler 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 smoke
dunng Ihe Self-Cleaning cycle.
4. If the oven has a rotisserie,
make sure the motor socket cover
is closed.
5. If you want the oven racks to
remain shiny, remove from the
oven and clean by hand. Otherwise, put oven racks on second and
fourth guides (guides are counted
from bottom to top). After racks are
cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle,
they become harder to slide. See
page 19.
Turn on a vent hood or other kitchen
vent during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
This will help remove heat and odors
that are normal during the cycle.
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Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
Do not touch the oven during
the Self-Cleaning
cycle. It could
burn you.
Do not use commercial oven
cleaners in your oven. Cleaners
may produce hazardous fumes
or damage the porcelain finish.
Do not force the Lock Lever, you
could bend or break it. The lever
is designed to stay locked until
the oven is cool enough to
safely open. Wait until it moves
freely.
Do not use foil or other liners in
the oven. During the Self-Cleaning cycle foil can burn or melt
and damage the oven surface.
Do not block the vent during the
Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must
move freely for best cleaning
results.
Do not leave plastic utensils
near the vent. They may melt.
Setting the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control on CLEAN.
The lower oven ON signal light will
comeon.
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2. Lift the panel between the upper
lower oven doors. Move the Loch
Lever all the way to the right
Clean position.
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AUTO
SENSOR
Oven
COOK
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PROBE
TEMP
KEEP
WARM
COOK
POWER
MEAL
TIMER
MINUTE
TIMER
3. Make sure the clock is set to the right
time of day. (See Upper Microwave
Oven Use and Care Guide for
instructions.)
4. Set a 2 to 4 hour Self-Cleaning cycle.
Touch Stop Time pad, then touch the
number pads for the time you want
to stop. A 3hour Self-Cleaning cycle
is recommended for moderately
soiled ovens.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3-4 hours for moderate
to
heavy soil.
(Option) Delayed clean: Touch the
Start Time pad, then touch the
number pads for the time you want to
start. Make sure Start Time is 2-4
hours before Stop Time.
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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.
6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed, the Lower Oven Locked
signal light goes off. Move the Lock
Lever back to the left. Do not force
it. Wait until it will move easily.
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7. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF The
lower oven ON signal light will
go off.
8. After the oven is cool, wipe off
any residue or ash with a damp cloth
If needed, touch up spots with a
soapy steel wool pad.
Special tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle lo help get
rid of normal heat, odors and smoke.
l Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven
takes longer and results in more
smoke than usual.
e 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 14.
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To stop the Self-Cleaning
any time.
1. Touch STOP TIME.
2. Touch CANCEL.
cycle at
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.
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Oven
How it works
During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the
oven gets much hotter than it does for
baking or broiling...approximately
875°F (468°C). This heat breaks up
grease and soil and burns rt off.
This graph shows approximate
temperatures and times during a
Self-Cleaning cycle for 3 hours.
Self-Cleaning
cycle-three
(Approximate temperatures
hour setting
and times)
1000°F
538°C
600°F
427°C
600°F
316°C
400°F
204°C
200°F
93°C
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1 hr.
1 J/Z hrs.
2 hrs.
2%
hrs.
3 hrs.
31/z hrs.
STOP
Notice that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but that it takes longer
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
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Cleaningtips
Control knobs
Clean with warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not soak.
Control panel
Clean with warm soapy water or spray
glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Follow directions
provided with
the cleaner.
Lower oven exterior
Clean with warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
l Wipe off regularly when lower oven
is cool.
Use a plastic scrubbing pad for
stubborn spots.
l Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleaners.
NOTE: Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato, lemon
juice or milk) to remain on surface.
Acids will remove the glossy finish.
Broiler pan and grid
Clean with warm soapy water or a steel
wool pad.
l Clean after each use.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
Oven racks
Use Self-Cleaning cycle.
l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
Clean with warm soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for stubborn areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor and
be harder to slide when left in the SelfCleaning cycle. If you want them to stay
shiny, remove from the oven and clean
by hand.
Lower oven door glass
Use spray glass cleaner or warm soapy
water and a plastic scrubbing pad.
l Make sure oven is cool.
l Follow directions
provided with the
cleaner.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
Self-Cleaning
lower oven
For areas outside the Self-Cleaning
area use warm soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Follow directions starting on page 14,
“Using the Self-Cleaning cycle:’
l Do not use commercial
oven
cleaners.
l Do not use foil to line the bottom of
your Self-Cleaning Oven.
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Oven
Thelowerovenlight
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.
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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.
To replace the oven light:
1. Turn the power off at the main power
supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover in the back of
the oven by pulling out and pushing
the wire holder to the side.
3. Remove the light bulb from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap the
wire holder in place. Turn the power
back on at the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not work
during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance..
.
Wesuggestyoufollowthese
fivesteps:
1. Before
calling
for assistance...
Performance problems often result from
little things you can find and fix without
tools of any kind.
If nothing operates:
Is the power supply cord plugged into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
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If the lower oven will not operate:
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?
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If the Self-Cleaning
cycle will
not operate:
l Are the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control set on CLEAN?
l Does the clock show the right time
of day?
l Is Stop Time set ahead to the time
you want the Self-Cleaning cycle
to stop?
l Is the Lock Lever all the way to
the right?
If cooking results aren’t what
you expected:
* Is the oven level?
l Does the oven temperature
seem too
low or too high? See page 7.
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?
. If baking, have you allowed 1% to
2 inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
l Are the pans the size called for in the
recipe?
l Do the cooking utensils have smooth,
flat bottoms and fit the surface elements being used?
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Or Assistance
2. If you need assistance:..
4. If you have a problem*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINEa service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-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.
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk
with one of our consultants, or if you
prefer, write:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
5. If you need FSP”
replacement
parts?..
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 COOLLINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in
your area, refer to Step 3 above or
call the Whirlpool 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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Notes
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Whirlpools”
I\ricrowaveOven/Range
PtllluctWarranty
ME001
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
1 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 Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement magnetron tube on
microwave ovens if defective in materials or
workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
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.
6. 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.
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 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.
Part No. 312909
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Printed in U.S.A.