Whirlpool RJE-3365 User's Manual

SO-INCH FREE-STANDING
Model and Seri
Number Plate
Automatic
ELECTRIC RANGE
Model RJE-3365
Broil Element
Oven
Bake Element
Oven Light Switch
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Oven Signal Light
Oven Temperature
Control
Knob
Ovkn Selector
Knob
Table of Contents
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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
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USING THE SURFACE UNIT CONTROLS
USING THE OVEN CONTROLS ............................
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*Baking .........................
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l Broiling
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l Variable Broil Feature
l Resetting the Oven Temperature Control Knob .............
SETTING THE CLOCK TO THE CORRECT TIME OF DAY .....
USING THE MINUTE TIMER ..............................
USING THE AUTOMATIC MEALTIMER*
CLOCK ............
OVEN RACK POSITIONS ..................................
USING THE OVEN LIGHT .................................
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THE OPTIONAL ROTISSERIE
THEOVEN VENT .........................................
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ACCESSORY CANNING KIT .....................
YOUR CONTINUOUS
CLEANING OVEN ...................
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR RANGE .............
l Cleaning Under the Cooktop
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l Removing the Oven Door ...........
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l RemovingtheOuterOvenWindow
l Removing the Storage Drawer ............................
l Cleaning Chart .........................................
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for Assistance .............................
2. If You Need Assistance ..................................
3. If You Need Service ....................................
4. If You Have a Problem ...............................
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Minute Timer
Surface Unit Signal Light
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Surface Unit
Control Knobs
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Surface Unit
Indicators
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Clock
Stop Time Knob
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Start Time Knob
Your rewonsibilities
Proper installation and safe use of the range are your personal
responsibilities. Read this “Use and Care Guide” and the “Cooking
Guide” carefully for important use and safety information.
You must be sure your range.,
l is properly installed and leveled on a floor that will hold the weight, and
in a well-ventilated room.
l is connected only to the right kind of outlet. with the right electric supply
and grounding (see “Installation Instructions”).
l is used only for jobs expected of home ranges.
l is out of the weather.
l is properly maintained.
l is not used by children or others who may not understand how it should
be used.
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Using
PUSH IN and turn to
setting.
the surface
unit
controls
Surface Unit Control Knobs must be pushed in before turning.
Turn either way to the setting you want.
A design by each knob tells which unit is turned on by that knob.
(For example, [::I shows the right front unit.)
The Signal Light will glow whenever a Surface Unit is on. Be
sure this light is off when you have finished cooking.
The knob may be set anywhere between “HI” and “OFF” As you
use your surface units, you will get used to the settings that match your
pots, pans and favorite foods the best.
As a guide, the setting should cook at about the following heats:
HI -To start most foods cooking. To bring water to a boil.
MED-HI - To hold a rapid boil; to fry pancakes or chicken.
MED -To make gravy, puddings and icings; to cook large quantities of vegetables.
MED-LO - To keep food cooking after starting it at a higher setting.
LO -To keep food warm until ready to serve. You will notice
that you can set the heat higher or lower within the LO
band [ Lo] to help keep food at the temperature you
want.
NOTE: Use only flat-bottomed utensils for best results and to prevent damage to the range. Specialty items with rounded or ridged bottoms
(woks. ridged-bottom canners or tea kettles) are not recommended See
the “Cooking Guide” for important utensil information.
Using
the oven controls
Baking:
To bake, turn the Oven
Selector Knob to BAKE.
To broil, turn the Oven
Selector Knob to
BROIL.
First-Follow
the directions on page 8
for “Positioning
Oven
Racks.”
Second-Turn
the Oven Selector Knob to “BAKE.”
Third-Turn
the Oven Temperature Control Knob to the baking
temperature you want. The Oven Signal Light will glow while the oven is
heating. When this light goes off, the oven has heated to the temperature
you set.
Fourth-Place
food in the oven. During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to help keep the oven at the temperature you set. The
Oven Signal Light will turn on and off with the elements. The top element
helps heat during baking, but does not turn red.
Fifth-When
the baking is done, turn both the Oven Temperature
and Oven Selector Knobs to “OFF.”
Broiling: (Note-The
door must be partly open while broiling.)
First-Follow
the directions on page 5 for placing the meat at the
right distance from the Broil Element.
Second-Turn
the Oven Selector to “BROIL.”
Third-Turn
the Oven Temperature Control Knob to “BROIL” or
turn it to a lower temperature (see “Variable Broil Feature,’ on page 5).
Fourth-Put
the broiler pan on the oven rack.
Fifth-Open
the oven door about four inches (10 cm). There is a
stop in the hinges to hold it there. The door must be partly open while
broiling.
The Oven Signal Light will glow while the broil element is on.
Sixth-When
you are through, turn both the Oven Temperature
Control and the Oven Selector Knobs to “OFF”
The following chart suggests broiling times and oven-rack positions for different kinds of meats when the Oven Selector Knob is set
Inches (cm) from
to BROIL.
Food
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well done
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well done
Hamburgers
Lamb Chops
Medium
Ham slice, precooked
or tendered
Canadian Bacon
Pork Rib or Loin Chop
Well done
Chicken
ALWAYS broil with the
door open about 4
inches (10 cm).
Fish
Liver
Frankfurters
n
of notches.
Lower move black part
toward “LO.”
One notch equals about
10°F (5°C).
Higher:
move black
part toward “HI.”
One notch equals about
10°F (S’C).
Description
top of food
to Broil
Element
Approximate
Minutes
1st side
2nd side
1” (2.5 cm)
1” (2.5 cm)
1” (2.5 cm)
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
7-9
9-11
11-13
1%” (4 cm)
1%” (4 cm)
1?/2” (4 cm)
%” (1 cm)
4”
4”
4”
3”
1” (2.5 cm)
l/z“_1”
(l-2.5 cm)
%” (1 cm)
3/4”- 1 ”
(2-2.5 cm)
2-3 lb.
(l-l.5
kg)
cut in half
whole
fillets
l/z (I_3/4 Ir
(1-2 cm)
3” (8 cm)
6-8
4-5
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
6-8
6
4-5
4
-5” (lo-13 cm) 13-15
-5” (lo-13 cm) 17-19
-5” (lo-13 cm) 19-21
6-8
(8 cm)
3-5
4-7
5-7
6-8
8-10
14-16
4-5
4” -5” (lo-13 cm) 15
10
7” -9” (18-23 cm) 25-30
11-16
3” (8 cm)
7-8
3” (8 cm)
10-E
9-14
5-7
3” (8 cm)
4” -5” (lo-13 cm)
3
6-7
3
4-5
Variable Broil Feature:
You might want to broil some foods slower than others. Broiling
can be slowed down by setting a lower temperature on the Oven Temperature Control Knob instead of “BROIL.” Using a lower temperature will
cause the broil element to turn on and off during the broiling so that the
food broils more slowly.
When the Oven Temperature Control Knob is on “BROIL,” the
Broil Element heats all the time. Set the temperature lower and it heats
some of the time. The lower the temperature setting, the shorter are the
periods of heating.
NOTE: The Oven Selector must be on BROIL and the door
must be partly open for all broiling temperatures.
Resetting the Oven Temperature Control Knob:
Does your new oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven?
The temperatures in older ovens often shift very gradually, getting hotter
or colder without the user really noticing the change. Your new oven is
properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, but when compared
to your old range, the new design may give you different baking results. If
you think that the temperature setting on your range needs to be hotter or
colder, you can adjust the Temperature Control Knob by yourself.
To adjust the setting, first pull the Oven Temperature Control Knob
straight off. On the back, just across from the locking screw, are a row of
notches on the black part of the knob and one tooth on the chrome part.
To set your oven about 10”F(5”C) cooler, loosen the locking screw
about two full turns and move the row of notches one notch closer to
“LO.” To set your oven about lO”F(5”C) warmer, move the row of
notches one notch closer to “HI.” Each notch equals about 10”F(5”C).
Tighten the locking screw and put the knob back on the Control
Panel.
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Clock and Timer Knob
Setting the clock to the correct time of day
1. Push in the Minute Timer Knob and turn it clockwise to set the hands
to the correct time of day.
2. The Minute Timer hand will turn as you set the clock. When the clock
is set, let the knob pop out. Then, while it is out, turn the Minute Timer
hand clockwise to “OFF.” If you push in on the knob when setting
the Minute Timer, you will change the setting of the clock.
Using the Minute Timer
Minute Timer
The small numbers inside the clock face are the minute markings.
Turn the knob in the center of the clock...don’t
push it in...to the
number of minutes you want to time. When the time you set is up, a
buzzer will sound. Turn the hand to “OFF” to stop the buzzer.
The Minute Timer does not start or stop cooking. It only buzzes
when the time you set is up. It can be used to time almost any cooking
operation. It can even remind you of other things (like when to add the
softener to the washer).
For the most accurate timing, turn the knob past the time you
want. Then turn it back to the setting.
Using the automatic
MEALTIMER*
clock
The automatic feature of the MEALTIMER* Clock lets you be away
from home when the oven starts, or when it stops, It will turn on and off
automatically, or just turn off automatically.
Let’s say you have a roast that will take four hours to cook. Dinner
is supposed to be at 600, but you have an appointment at 1:30 and you
know you won’t get home until at least 4:O0. When do you have time to
put in the roast?
With the Automatic MEALTIMER* Clock, it’s easy. Just before you
leave for your appointment, put the roast in the oven, set the start time for
2:00 and the stop time for 6:00 (four hours). Set the Oven Selector to
“TIMED’ and set the Oven Temperature Control Knob for the temperature you want. Then leave. The oven will start at 2:00, bake for four hours
at the selected temperature, and shut off at 600.
*Tmk
To start and stop your oven automatically:
1. Put racks where you want
them and place food in the
oven.
2. Be sure the clock is set to the
right time of day. (The start
and stop time hands will also
show the correct time.)
3. Push in and turn the Start
Time Knob clockwise to the
time you want the oven to
start.
4. Push in and turn the Stop
Time Knob clockwise to the
time you want the oven to
5. Set the Oven
“TIMED.”
6. Turn the Oven Temperature
Control Knob to the temperature you want to use to cook
the food.
Selector
to
When cooking is finished. turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control Knobs to “OFF”
If you want to stop the oven before it stops automatically,
turn
the Temperature and Selector Knobs to “OFF.” Remove food from the
oven. You don’t have to do anything with the Stop Time Knob.
When you want the oven to start now, but stop automatically:
1. Put racks where you want them and place the food in the oven.
2. Be sure the clock and the start and stop time hands show the right time
of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob to the time you want the oven to
stop cooking.
4. Turn the Oven Selector to “TIMED” and the Oven Temperature Control to the temperature setting you want.
5. When cooking is finished, turn the Oven Selector and Temperature
Control Knobs to “OFF.”
Oven rack positions
Your oven has two racks. Always put the racks where you want
them to be before you turn on the oven.
To remove a rack, take hold of it on the front edge and pull it out
until it stops. Then lift up the front edge and pull again. It will slide past the
stops, out of the guides and out of the oven.
To put it back, fit the back comers into the guides at each side of
the oven and slide it in, keeping the front tilted up until the rack passes
the stops in the rack guides.
To remove rack, pull
forward until rack
stops. lift front and pull.
For:
Baking
Place Rack:
On the second rack guide from the bottom or so
food is in the center of the oven,
Broiling
So food is about the distance from the broil
element suggested in the broiling timetable
under “Using the Oven Controls.”
On the bottom rack guides.
Roasting LARGE
cuts of meat
Roasting
SMALLER
cuts of meat
So food is in the center of the oven.
When baking, always leave at least 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of
air space between the sides of a pan and other pans and the oven wall
for air circulation.
For best results, get additional information on placing pans, cookie
sheets and other utensils from the “Cooking Guide.”
Using the oven light
The Oven Light will come on when the Oven Door is opened. To
turn on the light without opening the door, push the Oven Light Switch.
Push it again to turn the light off.
To replace the oven light bulb:
1. Turn off the electric power at the main power supply.
2. Remove the light bulb from the socket.
3. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb (designed to stand
up to oven heat) available at most grocery, variety and hardware
stores.
The optional
rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie with your oven, you can order a kit
(Part No. 261880) from your dealer. Easy installation instructions come
with the kit.
The oven vent
There is an oven vent under the right rear surface element. When
the oven is on, heated air will escape through it. A vent is needed for air
circulation in the oven during baking. You can cook on this surface unit
while the oven is on. A warm pan of food will stay warm on this unit while
the oven is on. It may be warm enough to melt butter, too.
Do not try to save heat or energy by blocking the vent. Poor
baking can result. Plastic utensils may melt if they are over the vent
while the oven is on.
Accessory
canning
kit (Part No. 242905)
The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life
of regular surface units and cause damage to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the
installation of a Canning Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool Dealer or
Tech-Care Service Company.
Liquids spread on rough
surfaces; bead up on
smooth surfaces.
SEE THE “COOKING
INFORMATION.
GUIDE”
Your Continuous
Cleaning
FOR IMPORTANT
CANNING
Oven
How a Continuous Cleaning Oven Works:
A standard oven has walls with a smooth porcelain enamel finish.
A Continuous Cleaning Oven also has a porcelain enamel finish with one
important difference: instead of being smooth, like glass, the walls of a
Continuous Cleaning Oven are a little rougher.. like the surface of a brick.
A fat spatter will form a solid drop on a smooth surface. But on the rougher
surface in a Continuous Cleaning Oven, a fat spatter spreads out to a very
thin layer.
Think of the difference between a drop of water on a piece of
waxed paper and one on a paper towel. The water on the waxed paper
will stay together in a bead. The water on the rougher paper towel will
spread out over a larger area. This is about what happens to a fat spatter in
a Continuous Cleaning Oven. Instead of a bead of fat that turns into black
charred material when heated, the fat spatter spreads out. Then, when
the oven is used for baking and roasting, the fat gradually burns away.
The rougher surface returns to a presentably clean condition.
This is a gradual process; it does not happen right away. The walls
continuously clean themselves, but only when the oven is set for medium
to high temperatures
during baking or roasting. The oven can be presentably clean with little or no hand cleaning., depending on how it
is used.
The continuous cleaning process does not apply to uncoated parts
like the oven window and oven racks.
Soils that are removed.. .and those that are not:
Fat spatters from meat roasting, oven frying and broiling are the
usual oven soils. They can be continuously cleaned away most of the time.
Spillovers from pies and casseroles, sugars and starches, and other
soils that fall to the bottom of the oven are very hard to remove. That is
why heavy-duty aluminum foil is placed on the bottom of the oven. It
helps catch these spillovers and the foil can be replaced when necessary.
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Caring for your Continuous Cleaning Oven:
1. Follow trusted recipes for baking, roasting and broiling. They
will give time, temperature and pan recommendations to help
avoid smoke, spatter and spillovers.
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2. Keep heavy-duty aluminum foil on the bottom of the oven. If
foil is not used, and something spills over, it may leave a
permanent stain.
1 3. The oven racks should be kept clean with hot sudsy water. Use
a soapy steel-wool pad or plastic scouring pad to remove stubborn spots. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
4. The oven window should also be kept clean with hot, sudsy
water. Do not use a soapy steel-wool pad on the window. Rinse
well and dry with a soft cloth.
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Foil should be flat on
the bottom so should
the feet on the element.
Replacing aluminum foil on the oven bottom:
You can use the heavy-duty 18-inch (45 cm) aluminum foil found
in most grocery stores. Or you can order an aluminum foil kit (Part
Number 241430) from your Whirlpool Dealer.
1. When cutting the foil, make sure it is long enough to cover the
bottom with enough left over to start up both sides.
2. Make sure the bake element is cool. Lift it far enough to raise its feet
from the bottom of the oven. (You may have to remove an
oven rack. )
3. Slide the foil sheet under the bake element. Make sure it is centered
and long enough to start up the sides.
4. When you put the bake element back down, make sure all the feet
rest solidly on the foil and that the foil is smoothed out across the
bottom of the oven. If the feet on the element are not solidly on the
foil, the oven may not bake properly.
If results aren’t what you expect:
Remember, the oven keeps itself presentably clean at normal
baking temperatures. If you do very little baking, but a lot of broiling, you
may see fat spatters on the oven walls and door. This is because broiling
will add new spatters faster than old ones can be burned off. In some
cases, you may want to clean the oven by hand.
Hand-cleaning the Continuous Cleaning Oven:
1. Wash with hot, soapy water and rinse well.
2. Use a soapy steel wool pad or plastic scouring pad for more stubborn
spots.
3. Do not use commercial oven cleaners. These cleaners may collect
in the rough porcelain enamel finish. The fumes from commercial
oven cleaners trapped in the porcelain enamel surface may be
harmful
NOTE:
The oven door is ventilated to help keep the outside cooler.
This also means that the inside of the oven door does not get as
hot as the oven walls. Because of this, some hand-cleaning of the
door may be needed...especially
if the oven is used mostly for
broiling or at low baking temperatures.
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Cleaning
Pull knob and trim ring
straight out. Remember
how the spring goes.
To remove surface
unit, lift and pull
straight out.
and caring for your range
Your range is designed to be easy to clean. You will usually wipe off
spills and spatters when they happen, but you will sometimes want to
clean under and behind the control knobs and surface units. This section
will tell you how to remove those, and what to use when cleaning.
Removing and reDlacing surface unit control knobs:
1. Be s-&e the control-knobs are set to “OFF.”
2. Pull the black knobs straight off.
3. If the control has a chrome trim ring, pull it straight off.
4. Wash the knobs (and trim rings) in warm, sudsy water.
5. Replace the trim rings first, If the control spring was removed, put
it back exactly as shown on the left.. .small end first.
6. Hold the black knob so it points to “OFF.” Push it straight back on.
Removing and replacing oven control knobs:
1. Be sure the knobs are set to “OFF.”
2. Pull each knob straight off.
3. Wash the knobs in warm, sudsy water.
4. The knobs are not interchangeable. Make sure you put the adjustable Oven Temperature Control Knob on the right place, and the
nonadjustable Oven Selector Knob on the other.
Removing surface units and reflector bowls:
1. First, be sure the Surface Unit Controls are all “OFF” and that the
surface units are cool.
2. Lift each surface unit about an inch (2.5 cm) at the edge away from the
plug-in (receptacle). Pull the unit straight away from the plug-in. Do
not
wash surface units; they will burn themselves clean during normal
USe.
3. Lift out the reflector bowls.
Hold surface unit level
when replacing.
Replacing reflector bowls and surface units:
1. Be sure the surface unit controls are on “OFF.”
2. Put the reflector bowls back into their places, Make sure you can see
the plug-ins (receptacles) for the surface units through the square
hole in the side of each bowl.
3. Hold the surface unit level with the prongs (terminals) pointing at
the plug-in.
4. With the prongs started in the plug-in, start pushing in on the surface
unit. At the same time, lift a little on the side of the surface unit that’s
by the plug-in.
5. Make sure the surface-unit prongs are pushed into the plug-in as far as
they will go- The surface unit should fit into the reflector bowl and be
level.
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Prop up the top with
support rod.
leaning under the cooktop:
To clean the area under the cooktop, lift the front of the cooktop at
he center. Raise the swing-up rod to hold it. (Be sure the tip of the rod is
in the notch in the cooktop.) Use warm soapy water and a sponge or cloth.
Scouring powders or any other abrasive cleaner may harm porcelainII. .I
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enamel nnisnes ana can scrarcn cnrome.
Be careful not to raise the cooktop so high that it touches the
control console. And don’t drop it. Dropping the cooktop can chip or crack
a hard porcelain finish, or damage side panels and surface units.
angle of part-open
Removing the oven door:
Removing the oven door may make it easier to clean the oven. To
remove the door, first open it to the first stop (about 4 inches or 10 cm).
Take hold of both sides of the door near the top; then lift it at the same
angle it is in.
With the door off, you will notice how the ends of the hinges slide
into slots at the bottom corners of the door. To put the door back on, fit
both bottom comers of the door over the ends of the hinges. Push the
door down evenly, so neither comer gets ahead of the other. When it
reaches the bottom, you can close the door. A safety latch will hold the
door open until it is on correctly.
door.
Push down evenly.
Remove screws; swing
out top. Lift up at
bottom.
Pull to stop. Lift;
again.
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Removing the outer oven window:
Oven windows have two panes of glass to help hold the heat in the
oven. The outer glass and frame can be removed if you wish to clean
between the two. It is held on by screws at the top, and tabs hidden at the
bottom.
1. With the oven door closed, remove the screws from the top of the
outer window frame.
2. Tip the frame out about two inches (5 cm) from the door. (The
frame and glass are one piece, so don’t worry about them
coming apart.)
3. Lift up on both sides of the frame to pull the tabs out of the slot at
the bottom of the window opening.
To replace the frame and glass, line up the bottom of the frame
with the opening in the door.
1. Tilt the frame so that the tabs fit into the slot at the bottom of the
window opening.
2. Tilt the frame as far as you can and push down.
3. Push the frame in the rest of the way and replace the screws.
Removing the storage drawer (use care when handling the drawer):
The drawer below your oven is meant to store pots and pans.
Never keep anything in there that will burn or melt.
You may want to remove the drawer for cleaning under the range.
Pull it straight out until it stops. Use care when handling the drawer. Lift
the front and pull some more to get it over the stop. Now slide it out until
it stops again. Lift the drawer away from the range until it slips out of the
guides.
To put it back, fit the side rails at the back of the drawer into both
guides on the range. Push it closed while lifting the front to get past the
stops.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Outside of
appliance
Soft cloth, warm soapy water
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Nylon or plastic scouring pad
for stubborn spots
Surface units
No cleaning required
Wipe off regularly when range is cool.
Do not allow food containing acids (such as
vinegar, tomato, lemon juice or milk) to remain on
surface. Acids will remove the glossy finish.
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Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
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Spatters or spills will burn off.
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Control knobs
and chrome
rims
Warm, sudsy water and bristle
brush
Chrome
reflector bowls
Automatic dishwasher or
warm, soapy water or plastic
scrubbing pad
Aluminum
Warm, soapy water or soapy
broiler pan and steel wool pads
grid
Control panel
Warm, soapy water
Oven racks
Warm, soapy water or soapy
steel wool Dads
Oven door
glass
Warm, soapy water or plastic
scrubbing pad
Commercial glass cleaner
Continuous
Cleaning Oven
Warm, soapy water or soapy
scrubbing pad
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
available at grocery stores or
order Part No. 241430 from
your Whirlpool dealer or your
TECH-CARE@ service
representative
Wipe off excessive spills with damp cloth when
surface unit is cold.
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Do not immerse in water.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Do not soak.
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Clean frequently.
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Wash with other cooking utensils.
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Do not use harsh abrasives.
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Wash with other cooking utensils.
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Wash, rinse and dry with soft cloth.
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Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel wool pads for
stubborn areas.
Make certain oven is cool. Wash, rinse and dry well
with soft cloth.
Follow directions provided with cleaner
Clean stubborn spots or stains. Rinse well with
clean water.
Place strip of aluminum foil on bottom of oven to
catch spillovers.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners.
Most fat spatters on the Continuous Cleaning porcelain enamel interior surface
gradually reduce to a presentably clean condition during normal baking or
roasting operations.
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE,
FOLLOW THESE FOUR STEPS:
WE SUGGEST
YOU
1. Before calling for assistance.. .
Performance problems often result from little things YOU can find
and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If nothing operates:
l Is the range plugged into an operating outlet or wired into a live circuit
with the proper voltage? (See Installation Instructions.)
l Have you checked the main fuse or circuit-breaker box?
If the oven will not operate:
l Is the Oven Selector Knob turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL)?
l Is the Oven Temperature
Control Knob turned to a temperature
setting?
If surface units will not operate:
l Have you checked the main fuse or circuit-breaker box?
l Are surface units plugged in all the way?
l Do the control knobs turn?
If surface-unit Control Knob or Knobs will not turn:
l Is the spring put in correctly, as shown on page 11 in the “Cleaning
and Caring for your Range” Section?
l Did you push in’before trying to turn?
If soil is visible on Continuous Cleaning Oven finish:
l The special finish is designed to gradually
reduce oven soil during
normal baking or roasting. It is not designed to keep your oven
spotless.. only presentably clean.
l If you broil often, you may see oven soil.
l The door is cooler than oven walls. Soil will be more visible on the
door than other areas in the oven. See page 9 : “Your Continuous
Cleaning Oven.”
If cooking results aren’t what you expect:
l Is the range level?
l Are you using pans recommended in the Cooking Guide?
l If baking, have you allowed 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of
the pans for air circulation?
l Does the oven temperature seem too low or too high? See page 5,
“Resetting Your Oven Temperature Control Knob.”
l Have you preheated the oven as the recipe calls for?
l Are the pans the size called for in the recipe?
l Are you following a tested recipe from a reliable source?
l Do the cooking utensils have smooth, flat bottoms?
l Do the cooking utensils fit the surface unit being used?
See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking problems and how to solve them.
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2. If you need assistance*.
..
Call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE;“: service assistance telephone number. Dial free from:
Continental
U.S.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-1301
Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 253-l 121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant can
instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance
or. if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
3. If you need service*.
..
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised TECH-CARE@
service companies. TECH-CARE service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States. To locate TECH-CARE service in your area,
call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2)
or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE
(L REPAIR
WHIRLPOOLAPPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH CARESERVICE
.SERL’I(‘t:
XYZSERVICE CO
123Ma~le.
ELECTRICALAPPLIANCESMAJOR-REPAIRING
OR
COMI’...V,t.~
,999.9999
4. If you have a problem*.
WHIRLPOOLAPPLIANCES
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
.SER\/(‘E
XYZSERVICECO
123 Maple.
WASHING MACHINES.
6 IRONERS-SERVICING
(L PARTS
DRYERS
OR WHIRLPOOLAPPLIANCES
~‘OMf’.4.~/P.S
,999 9393
FRANCHISEDTECH-CARESERVICE
SER \‘I(‘E
XYZSERVICECO
123 Maple.
(‘0 Ml’.4 .YIt:S
,999.9999
..
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone number (see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
“If you must call or write, please provide: model numbers, 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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Benton Harbor. Michigan. Aulomalic Washers. Clothes Dryers.
Freezers. Relrigeralor-Freezers,
Ice Makers, Dishwashers.
bill-in Ovens and Surlace Unils. Ranges. Microwave Ovens,
Compaclors, Room Air Condilioners. Dehumidiliers.
Central
Healing and Air Condilioning Systems.
Part No. 310600 Rev. C
Printed
in U.S.A.