UseXare
Self-Cleaning
Gas
Range
A Note to You .. . . .. . . . . . . 2
Range Safety .. . . . . . . 3-5
Getting to Know
Your Range . . . . .. . .. .. . . . . 6
Using Your
Range .. . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using the SelfCleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . 17
Caring for Your
Range . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 20
Troubleshooting
. . . . .. 25
Requesting
Assistance or
Service .. . . . . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . 27
Index . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Warranty
. . . . .. . .. .. . . . . . . 32
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ANOTE
TOYOU
Thankyoufor buyinga ROPER@
appliance.
Your ROPER range gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. To ensure that you
enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information
about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, complete and mail the Product Registration
Card provided with your appliance. The card helps
us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Pleaserecordyour model’sinformation.
Whenever you call to request service for your appliante, you need to know your complete model number
and serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number plate (see the diagram on
page 6 for the location of the plate). Also, record the
other information shown in the next column.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
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Dealer Phone
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RANGE
SAm
Yoursafety is importantto us.
This guide contains safety statements under warning
symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief
explanation of the use of the symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards such as
fire, electrical shock, or other injuries.
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Tip Over Hazard
Connect
anti-tip
bracket to the range.
Reconnect anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
Do not push down on the open oven door.
Follow the Installation
Instructions.
Do not let children climb onto the oven door.
Failure to follow
these instructions
For more information,
can result in death, burns, or other injury.
see “The anti-tip bracket” on page 15.
IMPORTANTSAFElY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ
ANDSAVE
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appliance,
there are specific installation and safety precautions which must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory
operation.
WARNING: If the information
in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
of this or any other appliance.
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vapors and liquids
in the vicinity
TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
Immediately
call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
supplier’s instructions.
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
- Installation
and service must be performed
agency or the gas supplier.
by a qualified
installer,
service
continued
on next page
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General
0 Install or locate the range only in accordance with
the provided Installation Instructions. The range
must be installed by a qualified installer. The
range must be properly connected to the proper
gas supply and checked for leaks. The range
must also be properly connected to the electrical
supply and grounded.
0 Gas fuels and their use in appliances can cause
minor exposures to benzene, formaldehyde,
carbon monoxide, and soot, primarily from
incomplete combustion. Significant exposure to
these substances could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Properly adjusted burners with a
blue, rather than a yellow, flame will minimize
incomplete combustion. Venting with a hood or
an open window will further minimize exposure.
0 Do not store things children might want above the
range. Children could be burned or injured while
climbing on it.
0 Do not leave children alone or unattended in area
where the range is in use. They should never be
allowed to sit or stand on any part of the range.
They could be burned or injured.
0 Do not operate the range if it is damaged or not
working properly.
0 Do not use the range for warming or heating the
room. Persons could be burned or injured, or a
fire could start.
0 Do not attempt to light the oven burner during a
power failure. Personal injury could result. Reset
the oven controls to the off position if there is a
power failure.
0 Use the range only for its intended use as described in this manual.
0 Do not touch surface burners, areas near surface
burners, or interior surfaces of oven. Areas near
surface burners and interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enough to cause burns. During and
after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other
flammable materials contact surface burners,
areas near surface burners, or interior surfaces of
oven until they have had sufficient time to cool.
Other surfaces of the range, such as the oven
vent opening, the surface near the vent opening,
the cooktop, and the oven door, could also
become hot enough to cause burns.
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0 Do not wear loose or hanging garments when
using the range. They could ignite if they touch an
open flame and you could be burned.
0 Use only dry pot holders. Moist or damp pot
holders on hot surfaces could result in burns from
steam. Do not let pot holder touch an open flame.
Do not use a towel or bulky cloth for a pot holder.
It could catch on fire.
0 Keep range vents unobstructed.
0 Do not heat unopened containers. They could
explode. The hot contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause injury.
0 Use only cookware approved for oven use. Follow
cookware manufacturer’s instructions, especially
when using glass or plastic cookware.
0 Do not store flammable materials on or near the
range. The fumes could create an explosion and/
or fire hazard.
0 Do not use the oven for storage.
0 Do not use aluminum foil to line area around
burners, oven bottom, or any other part of the
range.
0 Never use a match or other flame to look for a gas
leak. Explosion and injury could result.
0 Know where your main gas shutoff valve is
located.
Whenusinctthe cooktop
0 Make sure the cookware you use is large enough
to contain food and avoid boilovers and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers left on a
range could ignite and burn you. Pan size is
especially important in deep fat frying.
0 Check to be sure glass cookware is safe for use
on the range. Only certain types of glass, glassceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed
cookware are suitable for cooktops without
breaking due to the sudden change in
temperature.
0 Never leave surface burners unattended at high
heat settings. A boilover could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers that could ignite.
Turn pan handles inward, but not over other
surface burners. This will help reduce the chance
of burns, igniting of flammable materials, and
spills due to bumping of the pan.
0 Do not use decorative covers or trivets over the
surface burners.
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Whenusingthe oven
Always position the oven rack(s) in desired
location while oven is cool.
l Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or
steam escape before removing or replacing food.
l
Crease
0 Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to
collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
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.
l Before self-cleaning the oven, remove broiler pan,
broiler grid, oven racks, and other cookware. Do
not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts
unless you are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
l Do not clean door heat 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.
0 Do not repair or replace any part of the range
unless specifically recommended in this manual.
All other servicing should be referred to a qualified
technician.
0 Any additions, changes, or conversions required
in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet
the application needs must be made by a Roper
service company or Qualified Agency.
l Disconnect the electrical supply and the gas
supply at the shutoff valve near the range before
servicing the range.
l
Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up
a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan by covering
with a well-fitting lid, cookie sheet, or flat tray.
Flaming grease outside of pan can be extinguished
with baking soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Careandcleaninf
l
Small amounts of formaldehyde and carbon
monoxide are given off in the Self-Cleaning cycle
from fiberglass insulation and food decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances
could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or
open window and wiping out excess food spills
prior to self-cleaning.
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TMESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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GEIIINCTDKNOWYOURRANGE
This section contains captioned pictures of your range. Use them to learn where all parts and
features are and what they look like. Use the page references to help you quickly find out more
about the part or feature you are interested in.
Oven vent
(P. 15)
Surface burners
and grates
(PP. 7,22,2
Anti-tip
(P. 15)
Clock/minute timer
bracket
Model and
serial number
plate
(behind left side
of storage drawer)
Storage drawer
(P. 16)
CONIROL
PANEL
Surface burner marker
(shows which burner
control
knob
USING
YOUR
RANGE
To get the best cooking results, you should use your range the correct way. This section tells
you what you need to know to use your range safely and efficiently.
USING
MESURFACE
BURNERS
Eneryysavingtips
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard
Do not operate with a yellow flame.
Doing so can result in death, heart attack, or
convulsions.
Your range comes with electric ignitors. Electric
ignitors automatically light the burners each time
you turn the control knobs to LIGHT.
0 To help shorten your cooking time, use the least
amount of liquid possible.
0 Preheat your pans only when recommended and
for the shortest time possible.
0 Start your food on a higher heat setting, then turn
the control to a lower setting to finish cooking.
0 Place a filled pan on the burner grate before
turning on the surface burner.
Usingthe control knobs
0 Push in the control knob and turn it counterclockwise to the
LIGHT position. The
clicking sound is the
ignitor sparking. Make
sure the burner has lit.
0 To stop the clicking
sound after the burner
lights, turn the control
knob to the cook
cook settings. However, you can set the control
knob anywhere between HIGH and LOW.
NOTE: All four electric ignitors will click at the same
time. However, the burner with the control knob
turned to LIGHT is the one that will ignite.
Burnerheatsettings
Use the following
I
chart as a guide.
SETTING
LIGHT
RECOMMENDED
USE
0 To light the burner.
HIGH
0 To start foods cooking.
0 To bring liquids to a boil.
Between
HIGH
and LOW
0
0
0
0
LOW
0 To keep food warm until ready
to serve.
To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding, and icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
Fire Hazard
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond
the edge of the pan.
Turn off all control knobs when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions
can
result in death, fire, or burns.
NOTE: Do not leave empty cookware, or cookware
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface burner. The
cookware could overheat and damage the cookware or cooking product.
In caseof a prolongedpowerfailure
Cookware
tips
You can manually light surface burners. Hold a lit
match near a burner and turn the control knob to
the LIGHT position. After the burner lights, turn the
control knob to the setting you want.
0 The pan should have a flat bottom, straight sides,
and a well-fitting lid.
0 Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
cookware.
0 The pan material (metal or glass) affects how
quickly and evenly the pan heats.
0 When using glass or ceramic cookware, check to
make sure it is suitable for use on surface burners.
0 To avoid tipping, make sure pots and pans are
centered on the grates.
Homecanninginformation
The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure
canners combined with high heat settings for long
periods of time can cause damage to the cooktop.
To protect your range:
0 For best results, use a canner which can be
centered over the surface burner.
0 Do not place your canner on 2 surface burners at
the same time. Too
much heat will build
up and will damage
the cooktop.
0 Start with hot water.
This reduces the time
the control is set on
high. Reduce the heat
setting to the lowest
position needed to
keep the water boiling.
0 Refer to your canner manual for specific instructions.
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POSITIONING
RAMAND
PANS
Generalguidelines
Follow this section carefully to get the best
cooking results.
0 Before turning on the oven, place oven racks
where you need them.
0 To move a rack, pull it out to the stop, raise the
front edge, and lift it out.
0 Be sure the rack(s) is level.
0 Use pot holders or oven mitts to protect your
hands if rack(s) must be moved while the oven
is hot.
0 When baking/roasting with 1 rack, place the
rack so the top of the food will be centered in
the oven.
0 When baking/roasting on 2 racks, arrange the
racks on the 2nd and 4th rack guides from the
bottom.
0 Do not place items on the oven door when it
is open.
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Rackplacementfor specificfoods:
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
2nd rack guide
from bottom
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen Dies
2nd or 3rd rack
guide from bottom
NOTE: For information on where to place your rack
when broiling, see “Broiling guide” on page 14.
Extraovenrackposition(roastingrack)
Use this rack position when roasting food too large
to be placed on the first
rack position.
For proper roasting,
follow these guidelines:
0 The rack must be level.
0 Use an adequate
amount of liquid in the
pan (meat juices or
water) so your food
does not get overdone.
0 To pull the rack over the door you must tilt the
rack up at the front. If the rack is loaded with
food, tilting the rack could cause the food to spill.
To avoid spilling, do not try to pull out the rack
when removing large amounts of food.
Usinyinsulatedbakeware,ovenproof
glassware,anddarkmetalpans
*
0 When baking with insulated cookie sheets or
baking pans, place them in the bottom third of
the oven. You may need to increase the recommended baking times, so test for doneness before
removing from the oven.
0 When using ovenproof glassware or dark bakeware, reduce the oven temperature by 25°F but
use the same baking time. Because these pans
absorb heat, producing darker bottom browning
and crispier crusts, place the rack in the center of
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the oven. When baking pies and Dreaa, you can
use the temperature suggested in the recipe.
:ORBESTAIRClRCUlAllON
Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven
for even heat to reach
all parts of the oven.
This results in better
baking.
0 Place the pans so
that one is not directly
over the other.
0 For best results,
allow 1 X-2 inches of
space around each pan
and between pans and
oven walls.
0 Use only 1 cookie sheet in the oven at a time.
Where to place pans:
1. Push in the minute timer knob and turn it clock-
2. Let the minute timer knob pop out. Turn it clock-
WHEN YOU HAVE
PLACE
1 pan
In center of the oven rack.
2 pans
Side by side or slightly
staggered.
3 or 4 pans
In opposite corners on
each oven rack. Stagger
pans so no pan is directly
over another.
USING
MEMINUTE
IIMER
The minute timer does not start or stop the oven. It
works like a kitchen timer. Set it in minutes up to an
hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set time is up.
NOTE: Do not push in the knob when setting the
minute timer. Pushing in and turning the minute
timer knob changes the clock setting.
1. Without pushing it in, turn the minute timer knob
‘HEOVEN
CONlROL
UCHTS
When you set the oven control knob, one or more
of the oven control
lights will go on to
tell you what the
OVEN ON
oven is doing.
(TURN OFF OVEN WHEN NASWNO)
e
OVEN
HEATING
DOOR LOCKED/CLEANING
(CLasE DOOR WHEN -INo,
@
e
BAKING/ROASTING
IMPORTANT:
Do not try to light the oven burner
during a power failure. See “Range Safety” on
page 4 for more information.
1. Place the racks where you need them in the
oven For more information, see “Positioning
racks and pans” on
page 8.
Rear
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BAKING/ROASTING
(CONT.)
2. Push in and turn the oven control knob clockwise to the baking/roasting temperature
you want.
Choose from WARM (170°F)500°F. The oven
burner will light in X-1 minute.
PUSH IN AND TURN
YOU SEE
OVEN ON and
HEATING lights
go on.
3. When baking, preheat the oven for 10 minutes.
Put your food in the oven.
NOTES:
0 Do not preheat when
roasting.
0 Do not place your
food directly on the
oven bottom.
During baking/roasting,
the oven burner will turn
on and off to keep the
oven at the set
temperature.
4. After baking/roasting,
to OFF.
turn the oven control knob
YOU SEE
TURN
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Energysavingtips
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0
0
0
“Oven peeking” can make cooking times longer
and affect food quality.
Rely on a timer to keep track of cooking time.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use of the
oven by cooking more than one food at a time.
If possible, plan to bake while the oven is still hot
after cooking.
You don’t have to preheat the oven when broiling
or roasting.
OVEN ON and
HEATING lights
go out.
Roastingtips
For even cooking, place the meat on a rack in a
shallow pan. This keeps the meat out of the
drippings and allows the heat to circulate better.
l Use a meat thermometer for the most accurate
doneness. Insert it so the tip is in the center of the
largest muscle or thickest portion of the meat or
poultry. Make sure the thermometer is not touching bone, fat, or the bottom of the pan.
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Although your new oven is properly adjusted to
provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster
or slower than your old oven.
If you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting
results, you can change the temperature calibration
by following the steps below.
NOTE: DO NOT measure the oven temperature with
a thermometer. Opening the oven door will lower the
oven temperature and give you an incorrect reading.
Also, the thermometer temperature reading will
change as your oven cycles.
1. Make sure the oven temperature control knob is
turned to the off position. Pull the knob straight
off and flip it over.
m
Locking
screws
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
control knob.
Note the position of the notches.
3. Adjust the temperature.
0 To lower the temperature,
hold the knob
handle firmly and turn the skirt counterclockwise to move the tooth a notch to the “E” on
the ‘COOLER” arrow.
0 To raise the temperature,
hold the knob
handle firmly and turn the skirt clockwise to
move the tooth a notch to the “E” on the
“HOTTER” arrow.
Each notch equals about 5°F.
4. Tighten the locking screws and replace the
control knob.
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To lower
Notches
Locking
Skirt
\Tooth
NOTES:
0 Do not preheat when broiling.
l The oven control knob must be on BROIL for
broiling temperatures.
2. Put your food on the broiler pan and place the
pan in the center of
the oven rack.
1. Place the rack where you need it in the oven.
See “Broiling guide”
on page 14.
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3. Close the door.
Rear
4. Set the oven control knob to BROIL.
PUSH IN AND TURN
YOU SEE
OVEN ON and
HEATING lights
go on.
5. After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFF.
TURN
YOU SEE
OVEN ON and
HEATING lights
go out.
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BROIUNC
TIPS
0 The broiling rack position determines how the
burner cooks your food. The lower the position, the
more broiler grid area covered. See “Broiling
guide” below for more information.
0 To sear meat, place the broiler pan at one of the
higher rack positions so that meat is very near the
flame.
1Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are
designed to drain excess liquid and grease away
from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter,
smoke, or fire.
1If you broil small quantities, you may want to use
a small broiler pan. You can get them in the
housewares section of many department stores.
Do not cover the broiler grid with foil.
‘To make sure the grease drains well, do not use
cookie sheets or similar pans for broiling.
Place food about 3 inches or more from the broil
burner.
0 Thin (%I”) steaks may be broiled in the higher rack
positions.
0 To cook thick (1 l/2”) steaks and other thick cuts of
meat well done, move them to a lower rack position after searing them.
l After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven
when you remove the food. Drippings will bake on
the pan if you leave it in the heated oven.
roiling guide
ecommended
rack posii tions are numbered from
the bottom (1) to the top
(5). For best results, turn
meat after approximately 2/3of the broiling
time. Turn chicken
pieces after approximately half of the
broiling time. Very thin
cuts, such as fish fillets,
may not need to be
turned at all. Lobster
tails are not turned.
APPROXIMATE TIME
(MINUTES)
RACK
POSITION
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
14-15
15-16
18-19
7-8
8-9
9-10
4
13-14
6-7
Pork Chops, 1 ‘I thick
4
21-22
10-l 1
Ham Slice, W’ thick precooked
4
8-l 0
4-5
Frankfurters
4
6-7
3-4
Lamb Chops, 1 ‘I thick
4
15-17
8-9
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
3
4
18-20
12-16
18-20
11-16
Fish
fillets XI-%” thick
steaks, 3/4-l ” thick
4
8-10
15-18
4-5
7-9
Lobster
3
18-21
N/A
MEAT
Steak, 1” thick
medium rare
medium
well done
Ground
4
Meat Patties, W’ thick, well done
Chicken
Tails, 6-8 OL
Tlimes are guidelines
only and may need to be adjusted for individual tastes.
THE
OVEN
VENT
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through
late properly. Be careful
not to block the vent,
or you will get poor
baking/roasting results.
NOTE: Never store
plastics, paper, or
other items that could
melt or burn near the
oven vent, or any of the surface burners.
Burn Hazard
Use pot holders when touching items left
near oven vent.
Failure to do so can result in burns.
THE
ANMP BRACKET
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.
Tomakesurethe anti-tip bracketis fastened
into place:
l
Remove the storage drawer (see page 16).
0 Look under the
range (you may need
a flashlight). Check
that a leveling foot is
positioned under the
bracket.
l See the Installation
Instructions for further
details.
Tip Over Hazard
Connect anti-tip bracket to the range.
Reconnect anti-tip bracket, if the range is
moved.
Do not push down on the open oven door.
Follow the Installation
Instructions.
Do not let children climb onto the oven door.
Failure to follow these instructions
can
result in death, burns, or other injury.
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THE
STORAGE
DRAWER
You can remove the storage drawer to make it
easier to clean under your range and to make sure
the anti-tip floor bracket is installed. Be careful
when handling the drawer.
Removing
the storagedrawer:
1. Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the
drawer straight out to the first stop. (The stops
are small, round objects formed in the slide rail.
They keep the drawer from sliding all the way
out.) Then lift the front of the drawer and pull it
out to the second stop.
2. Lift the back of the drawer slightly and slide it all
the way out.
Replacingthe ttorave drawer:
1. Fit the ends of the drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of the opening.
Also, be sure the lower guide is fitted onto the
lower slide rail.
2. Lift the front of the drawer and push it in until the
metal stops on the drawer slide rails clear the
drawer guides. Then slide the drawer closed.
Lower slide rail
(inside drawer Jpr
d--Jy-Ji-Jzr:i
opening)
Lower drawer
guides
guide
(on inside walls)
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USING
MESENIIANINC
CYCII
The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning
the inside of the oven. Like the other functions of your range, you run the Self-Cleaning cycle
with the easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your
oven spotless.
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during
the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in burns, or illness
dangerous fumes.
from inhaling
BEFORE
YOUSTART
Before you start the Self-Cleaning
sure you:
cycle, make
Hand-clean the areas shown. 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 for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the seal.
You may get poor cleaning, baking, and roasting.
0 Remove the broiler pan and grid and any pots
and pans being stored in the oven.
0 Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help
reduce smoke during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
0 Wipe up food spills containing sugar as soon as
possible after the oven cools down. When sugar
is heated to a high temperature in the SelfCleaning cycle, the high temperature can cause
the sugar to burn and react with the porcelain.
This can cause staining and etching or pitting.
0 Remove the oven racks from the oven if you want
them to remain shiny. You can clean the oven
racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, but they will
become harder to slide. (See page 21.) If you
clean the racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place
them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (The guides
are counted from bottom to top.)
l Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated
by opening a window or by turning on a vent
hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle.
l
TIPS:
0 Do not block the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results.
0 Do not leave plastic utensils on the cooktop. They
may melt.
0 Do not leave any foil in the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt and
damage the oven surface.
0 The oven light will not work during the SelfCleaning cycle.
SITING
THECONTROLS
1. Set the oven control knob to CLEAN.
PUSH IN AND TURN
The door will lock itself. If the door has a problem
locking, it will try to lock itself every 12 seconds
for one minute. If the door fails to lock, the SelfCleaning cycle will cancel. The Self-Cleaning
cycle will last 4 hours, 30 minutes.
NOTE: There will be a 30-minute
l/z hour before the cycle is over.
OVEN ON light
goes on.
DOOR LOCKED/
CLEANING light
flashes until you
close door, then
is solid.
HEATING light goes
on when oven starts
heating.
cool-down
YOU SEE
2. During the last 30 minutes of the Self-Cleaning
cycle the oven will start to cool down.
OVEN ON and DOOR
LOCKED/CLEANING
lights are on.
HEATING light
goes off.
YOU SEE
Once the oven goes below the locked
temperature:
3. Turn the oven control knob to OFF.
YOU SEE
OVEN ON light
flashes.
DOOR LOCKED/
CLEANING light
goes out when
door unlocks.
TURN
YOU SEE
OVEN ON light
goes out.
4. After the oven is cool, wipe off any residue or ash
with a damp cloth or
sponge. If needed,
touch up spots with a
mild abrasive cleanser
or cleaning sponge.
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%lTlNCMECONTROLS
KONL)
Tostopthe self-cleaningcycleat anytime:
YOU SEE
TURN
DOOR LOCKED/
CLEANING light
stays on until oven
goes below locking
temperature.
Turn the oven control knob to OFF.
Self-cleaningtips
0 Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors, and
smoke.
HOW
MEm
l
Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
could cause an increased amount of smoke.
WORD
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to burn
away soil and grease. During the cycle, the oven
gets much hotter than it does for normal baking or
broiling. This high heat breaks up the soil or grease
and burns it away.
Your oven is automatically preset for a 4%hour
Self-Cleaning cycle.
The graph at the right shows you what happens
in a 4%hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Notice that the
heating stops 75 hour before the 4%hour setting
is up.
a
5
H
CLEANING
CYCLE
OVEN SHUT OFF
E
8
I3
ST
;1T
\
DOOR LOCKS
d
Tfme In H&rs
4
STOP
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CARING
HIRYOUR
RANGE
Your range is designed so you can care for it easily. You can do most cleaning with items
found around your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to
keep it looking and working like new.
Explosion Hazard
Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near the cooktop.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, fire, or burns.
Use this chart to get specific information
controls are off and the range is cool.
PART
20
on cleaning your range. Before cleaning,
always make sure all
HOW TO CLEAN
Control
knobs
1. Turn the knobs off and pull them straight away from the control panel.
2. Wash the knobs with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry
them well. Do not soak them. Do not use steel wool or gritty cleansers,
which can damage the finish of the knobs.
3. Replace the knobs. Make sure all knobs are turned off.
Control
panel
0 Wash the panel with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Wipe the panel with
clean water and dry it well. Do not use steel wool or gritty cleansers,
which can damage the finish.
OR
0 Wash the panel with a paper towel and spray glass cleaner. Do not spray
the cleaner directly on the panel. Apply the cleaner to the paper towel.
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
0 Wash with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Wipe with clean water and
dry well.
0 Use a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas.
l Do not use gritty or harsh cleansers,
which can damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not let foods containing acids (such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon
juice) remain on the surface. Acids may remove the glossy finish. Also, wipe
up milk or egg spills when the cooktop is cool. Be careful when cleaning
around the model and serial number plate; too much scrubbing could
remove the numbers.
Surface
grates
0 Wash the grates with a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and warm, soapy
water. Rinse and dry well. For stubborn stains, clean with a scrubbing
pad and/or a powdered cleanser and water. Repeat these cleaning steps
as needed.
burner
PART
HOW TO CLEAN
Surface burners
(see “Lift-up cooktop and surface
burners” on page
22 for more
information)
1. Lift up the cooktop. (See page 22.)
2. Wipe off spills with a sponge and warm, soapy water right after the burner
has cooled.
For cooked-on food:
1. Remove the shipping screws (one on each side of both ignitors) with a Phillips
screwdriver. Remove the burner from the support bracket.
2. Wash the burner with warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing
pad or soak in a vinegar and water solution for 20-30 minutes. Then scrub it
with a plastic scrubbing pad. For stubborn stains, clean with a scrubbing pad
and/or a powdered cleanser and water. Repeat these cleaning steps
as needed.
3. Rinse the burner with clean water and dry well.
4. If the ports are clogged, clean them with a straight pin. Do not enlarge or
distort the ports. Do not use a wooden toothpick.
NOTE: Do not clean the surface burner in a dishwasher.
Broiler
grid
pan and
Oven racks
0 Wash the pan and grid with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse
and dry well.
0 Do not clean the pan and grid in the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
0 Wash the pan and grid in a dishwasher.
0 Wash with a steel-wool
pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry well.
OR
0 Leave the racks in the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
NOTE: If you leave your racks in the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle, they
will lose their original color and become harder to slide. If you need to, apply a
small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to make the racks easier to slide.
Oven door glass
0 Wash with a paper towel and spray glass cleaner or a nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad and warm, soapy water. Wipe with clean water and dry well.
0 Follow the directions that come with the cleaner.
Oven cavity
Wipe up food spills containing sugar as soon as possible after the oven cools
down. (See “Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle” on page 17.)
0 See “Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle” on pages 17-l 9.
l
21
b-UP COOKCOP
ANDSURFACE
BURNERS
1. Remove the surface burner grates.
1
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard
Do not operate with a yellow flame.
Doing so can result in death, heart attack,
or convulsions.
2. Lift the front of cooktop at both front corners
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cooktop. Damagecould
result to the porcelain
and the cooktop frame.
5. Check the burner flames once in a while for proper
size and shape as shown.
A good flame is blue in
Ports
color. If flames lift away
from ports, are yellow,
or are noisy, turn off the
burner. Allow the burner
to cool and follow Step 6.
If you still have a problem,
contact an authorized
Roper service technician
to check the air/gas
mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
6. If the ports are clogged, clean with a straight
3. Wipe the surface under the cooktop with warm,
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pad on heavily soiled
areas.
4. Wipe off the surface burners with warm, soapy
food, soak the burners
in a vinegar and water
solution for 20-30
minutes. Then scrub
them with a plastic
scrubbing pad. (See
page 21 for more
information.)
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pin. DO NOT enlarge
or distort the ports.
DO NOT use a toothpick to clean the ports.
Toothpick pieces may
clog the ports.
(IFC-UP
COOKTOP
ANDSURFACE
BURNERS
KONL)
7. To lower the cooktop,
lift the cooktop from both
sides while pressing the
support rods back to
unlock them. Lower the
cooktop into place.
8. Replace the surface burner grates.
REMOVING
MEOVEN
~00B
For normal use of your range, you do not need to
remove the door. However, if you have to remove
the door follow the instructions in this section.
Insert nail or
Hinge
hanger
Toremove:
1. Open the door about halfway. Inset-t nails or
screws into both hinge
hangers. Do not
remove them while the
door is removed from
the range.
3. Rotate the door toward the range. Lift up the door
until it stops. Do not use
the door handle to lift the
door. Rotate the door
toward the floor and pull
it toward you.
2. Close the door as far as the nails or screws will
let you.
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kMOVlNCMEOVEN
DOOR
(corn.)
Toreplace:
NOTE: The nails or screws you inserted must still be
in both sides of the door.
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers
on the front of the door and your thumbs on the
inside surface.
2. Rest the hinge hanger so that it is flat (at the
bottom of the hinge hanger on the bottom of
the front frame slot).
3. Position the door with the hinge hanger slots
almost parallel to the front frame.
4. Push up and in until the hinge hanger slots
become fastened to the range. Lower the door
and rotate it slightly from the front to the back
until the slots are fully fastened. The hinge
hanger will be close to the bottom of the front
frame slot.
5. Pull door open about halfway and remove the
nails or screws.
6. Close the door.
L
24
Remove nail
or screw
Range
Hinge
phanger
Hinge
hanger
- flat
\
Front frame
slot bottom
TROUBIISHOOIINC
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of
any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 27.
RANGE
~0~sNOTWORK
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Nothing works
0 The range is not properly connected to the gas supply. Contact an authorized Roper service technician to reconnect the range to the gas supply.
(See the Installation Instructions.)
0 You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
0 The control knob is not set correctly. Push in the control knobs before
turning them.
(~EN/BR~ILER
BURNER
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The oven does not work
0 You have not set the oven control knob correctly. Refer to the proper
instructions.
l The main or regulator gas shutoff valve is in the off position. (See the
Installation Instructions.)
The burner fails to light
0 The ignitor is broken. Contact an authorized Roper service technician
replace it.
0 You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
The burner flames lift
away from the ports, are
yellow, or are noisy
0 The air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact an authorized Roper service
technician to check the air/gas mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
to
SURFACE
BURNERS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The burner fails to light
l
The burner flames are
uneven
l
The burner flames lift off
the ports, are yellow, or
are noisy when turned off
0 The burner needs cleaning. (See pages 21 and 22.)
0 The air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact an authorized Roper service
technician to check the air/gas mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
The burner makes a
popping noise when on
0 The burner is wet from washing. Let it dry.
You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
l The burner ports may be clogged. Clean them with a straight pin. (See pages
21 and 22.)
The burner ports may be clogged. Clean them with a straight pin. (See pages
21 and 22.)
WHEN
SEIPCIIANING
YOUR
OVEN
PROBLEM
The Self-Cleaning
will not work
CAUSE
cycle
You did not turn the oven control knob to CLEAN.
l The door is not closed all the way.
l
:OOKlNC
REWTs
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Cooking results are
not what you expected
The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See “Adjusting the oven
temperature control” on page 12 to adjust the oven temperature.
0 You did not preheat the oven before baking (if called for in the recipe).
0 The recipe you are using may need to be altered to improve the taste or
appearance of the food.
l You are using a pan that is not the correct type or size. Refer to a reliable
cookbook or recipe for the recommended pan type and size.
0 There is not enough air space around the pan when baking. Allow 1% to 2
inches of air space on all sides of the pan.
0 The flame size does not fit the cookware being used.
0 When broiling, you have not completely closed the oven door.
0 The flow of combustion and/or ventilation air to the range is blocked. Make
sure nothing is blocking the middle front of the backguard.
0 The range is not level. (See the Installation Instructions.)
l
INDICATOR
ucm FuuH
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The oven on and heating
indicator lights flash
l
The heating and door
locked/cleaning
indicator
lights flash
0 The door lock has failed. Call for service. (See “If You Need Assistance
or Service” on page 27.)
You can not bake, broil, or clean. Call for service. (See “If You Need
Assistance or Service” on page 27.)
If none of these items are causing your problem, see “Requesting
26
Assistance
or Service” on page 27.
REQUESIINC
ASSISTANCE
ORSERVICE
To avdid unnecessary service calls, please check “Troubleshooting”
on pages 2526. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
IFYOUNEED
ASSISTANCE
ORSERVICE
Call our Consumer Assistance Center toll free at
1-800~44-ROPER (l-800-447-6737).
Our consultants
are available to
assist
you.
w
When calling:
Ea
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see page 2). This information will help us
better respond to your request.
1
0 Accessory and repair parts sales
0 Do-it-yourself repair help
l Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
l
Referrals to local dealers, service companies,
repair parts distributors
and
To locate an authorized servicer in your area, you can
also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
Our consultants
provide assistance with:
0 Features and specifications on our full line
of appliances
0 Installation information
0 Use and maintenance procedures
J
IFYOUNEED
REPLACEMENT
PARK
If you need to order replacement parts, we
recommend that you only use FSP@factory
authorized parts. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to build
every new ROPER@ appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
or your nearest authorized service center.
FORFUNHER
ASSISTANCE
If you need further assistance, you can write to us
with any questions or concerns at:
Roper Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence
Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
If the dealer, authorized servicer, and Roper Brand
Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve your
problem, you can contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts that voice
consumer views at the highest levels of the major
appliance industry. MACAP will in turn inform us of
your action.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
27
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the
page(s) on which you can find each topic.
PAGE
TOPIC
AIR CIRCULATION
.....................................................
ANTI-TIP BRACKET .................................................
9
OVEN DOOR ............................................................
23
15
OVEN TEMPERATURE
Adjusting ...............................................................
Setting ..................................................................
12
11
OVEN VENT.. ............................................................
15
PANS.. .........................................................................
9
PARTS .........................................................................
6
...........................................................
27
BAKING
Pans.. ......................................................................
Racks.. ................................................................
Setting cycle .........................................................
Tips ........................................................................
.9
.8, 9
11
11
ASSISTANCE
BROILING
.14
Grid .......................................................................
14
Guide ....................................................................
.13, 14
Pan .................................................................
13
Setting cycle .........................................................
14
Tips ........................................................................
CLEANING
21
Broiler pan and grid ..............................................
20
Control knobs .......................................................
20
Control panel ........................................................
20
Exterior surfaces ...................................................
21
Oven cavity ...........................................................
21
Oven door glass ...................................................
21
Oven racks.. ..........................................................
17
Self-Cleaning cycle ...............................................
21-23
Surface burners ...............................................
20
Surface burner grates ...........................................
CLOCK .......................................................................
.9
CONTROL PANEL
Burner heat settings ...............................................
Control knobs .........................................................
Surface burner markers ..........................................
7
7
6
COOKWARE
Canning ..................................................................
Tips ..........................................................................
8
8
FEATURES .................................................................
6
LIFT-UP COOKTOP
.................................................
22
LIGHTS.. ....................................................................
10
MINUTE TIMER ........................................................
10
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER.. ...............................
PAGE
TOPIC
RACKS ...................................................................
.
8, 9
ROASTING
Pans.. ......................................................................
Racks ...................................................................
Setting cycle .........................................................
Tips ........................................................................
.9
8, 9
11
11
SAFETY. ..................................................................
3-5
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE
Before you start ....................................................
How the cycle works ............................................
Setting the controls ..............................................
Tips ........................................................................
17
19
18
19
SERVICE ..................................................................
27
STORAGE DRAWER ................................................
16
SURFACE BURNERS
7,
Control knobs ...................................................
Control setting guide ..............................................
Power failures .........................................................
Surface burner markers ..........................................
20
7
8
6
TIPS
Bakeware ................................................................
Broiling .................................................................
Cookware ...............................................................
Roasting ...............................................................
Saving energy ...................................................
Self-cleaning .........................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING
.........................................
WARRANTY .............................................................
9
14
8
11
7, 11
19
25-26
32
2
31
WARRANpl
ROPER”
GAS
RANGE
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WE 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 an authorized Roper service
company.
WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner-accessible
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not
approved by us.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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THIS ROPER APPLIANCE IS WARRANTED BY WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL IT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY 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 vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized
Roper dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting”
section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section or by calling our
toll-free telephone number, l-800-44-ROPER
(1-866-447-6737)
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3198297 Rev. B
0 1996 Whirlpool
Corporation
@ Registered
Trademark
of Whirlpool,
USA
7196
Printed in U.S.A.