UseAndCare
A Note to You
2
Important Safety
Instructions
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Parts and Features
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Using Your Cook-top
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Caring for Your
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or Service
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Warranty
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SEALED BURNER GAS COOKTOP
TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS
INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND
KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
PART NO. 3190356
MODEL SC6640EE
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a WHIRLPOOL@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL cooktops are easy to
use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you will enjoy years
of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it
carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your
appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains warning symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to this
symbol and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning
symbol.
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This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns,
and personal injury.
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Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
l-800-253-1301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
see “If You Need Assistance or Service” on page 13. If you need further help, feel free to call
our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s
complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and
serial number plate (see diagram on page 6). For your convenience, we have included a
handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip,
and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in
a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
Date
Important
READ
Safety
AND
SAVE
THESE
Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS
Gas cooktops 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 could result causing death, personal injury, or
property damage.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
vapors
and liquids
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical
your building.
switch;
do not use any phone in
Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
If you cannot
reach your gas supplier,
Installation
and service must be performed
service agency, or the gas supplier.
phone.
call the fire department.
by a qualified
installer,
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Install or locate the cooktop only in
accordance with the provided Installation Instructions. The cooktop must be
installed by a qualified installer. The
cooktop must be properly connected to
the proper gas supply and checked for
leaks. The cooktop must also be
properly connected to electrical supply
and grounded.
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Gas fuels and their use in appliances
could cause minor exposures to benzene,
formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and
soot, primarily from incomplete combustion. Significant exposure to thesesubstances 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.
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Do not store things children might want
above the cooktop. Children could be
burned or injured while climbing on it.
Do not leave children alone or unattended in area where the cooktop is in
use. They should never be allowed to sit
or stand on any part of the cooktop. They
could be burned or injured.
Do not operate the cooktop if it is damaged or not working properly.
Do not use the cooktop for warming or
heating the room. Persons could be
burned or injured, or a fire could start.
Use the cooktop only for its intended use
as described in this manual.
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Do not touch surface burners or areas
near surface burners. Areas near surface
burners become hot enough to cause
burns. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact surface burners or
areas near surface burners until they
have had sufficient time to cool.
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Do not wear loose or hanging garments
when using the cooktop. They could
ignite if they touch an open flame and
you could be burned.
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.
Do not heat unopened containers. They
could explode. The hot contents could
cause burns and container particles
could cause injury.
Do not store flammable materials on or
near the cooktop. The fumes could
create an explosion and/or fire hazard.
Do not use aluminum foil to line surface
burner well area. Use aluminum foil only
as recommended in this manual.
Never use a match or other flame to look
for a gas leak. Explosion and injury could
result.
Know where your main gas shutoff valve
is located.
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the cooktop
Grease
Make sure the utensils you use are
large enough to contain food and avoid
boilovers and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers left on a cooktop could
ignite and burn you. Pan size is especially important in deep fat frying.
Check to be sure glass cooking utensils
are safe for use on the cooktop. Only
certain types of glass, glass-ceramic,
ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed
utensils are suitable for cooktops
without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
Never leave surface burners unattended at high heat settings. A boilover
could result and cause smoking and
greasy spillovers that could ignite.
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Grease is flammable. Do not allow
grease to collect around cooktop. Wipe
spillovers immediately.
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 of pan can be extinguished with
baking soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
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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.
Do not use decorative covers or trivets
over the surface burners.
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Do not repair or replace any part of the
cooktop unless specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified
technician.
Any additions, changes, or conversions
required in order for’this appliance to
satisfactorily meet the application
needs must be made by an authorized
Whirlpool service technician or Qualified
Agency.
Disconnect the electrical supply and the
gas supply at the shutoff valve near the
cooktop before servicing the cooktop.
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Parts and Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your cooktop. Use them to become familiar
with the location and appearance of all parts and features.
Surface
burner grate
Model and serial number
plate
(located on the underside of the
burner box)
Control
panel
Left rear
control knob
Rlght rear
control knob
Left front
control knob
Rlght front
control knob
Surface
marker
burner
Using Your Cooktop
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In This
Section
Page
Using the surface burners .................. 7
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Energy saving tips .............................. 9
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To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your cooktop properly. This
section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your cooktop.
Using
the surface
burners
Your cooktop is equipped with electric
ignitors. Electric ignitors automatically light
the burners each time the control knob is
turned to LITE.
Push In control knob and turn to the
LITE position. The clicking sound is the
ignitor sparking. Visually check that burner
has Ilt.
After the burner lights, turn the control
knob to the desired setting. You can set the
control knob anywhere between the high
and low settings.
Push In and turn
NOTE: Your cooktop is factory-set for use
with Natural Gas. Do not use L.P./Propane
Gas. If you wish to convert your cooktop to
use L.P./Propane Gas, order Kit No. 4173631
from your local retailer or an authorized
Whirlpool service company.
Surface
burner
markers
The solid dot in the surface burner marker
shows which surface burner is turned on by
that knob.
Burner
heat
settings
Use correct burner heat settings (see next
page). If the heat setting is too high, it can:
l Char bacon and cause curling.
l Make eggs tough and crisp at the edges.
l Toughen liver, fish, and seafood.
l Scorch delicate sauces and custards.
l Cause a boilover.
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Until you get used to the settings, use the
following as a guide. For best results, start
cooking at the high setting; then turn the
control knob down to continue cooking.
SETTING
LITE
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RECOMMENDED USE
To light the burner. After the
burner lights, turn control
back to a desired setting.
To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding, and icing.
To wok large amounts of
vegetables.
In case of a prolonged
failure
power
Surface burners with electric ignitors can be
manually lighted. Hold a lit match near a
burner and slowly turn the control knob to
LITE. After the burner Ilghts, turn the
control knob to the desired setting.
tips
No one brand of cookware is best for all
people. Knowing something about pan
materials and construction will help you
select the correct cookware for your needs.
l NOTE: For best results and greater fuel
efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware in good condition.
l The pan should have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
l Choose medlum to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
l The pan material (metal or glass) affects
how fast heat transfers from the surface
burners through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best cooking
results.
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Handles should be made of a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached
to the pan.
Pans should be easy to clean. Check to be
sure there are no crevices, rough edges,
or areas where food might collect.
Be sure pans do not tip, whether they are
full or empty.
Use cookware only as it was intended to
be used. Follow pan instructions. This is
very important for glass cookware because
some should be used only in the oven.
Other pans are marked as flameware and
may be used on the surface burners.
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To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
NOTE: Do not cook with the control in the
LITE position.
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Ftre Hazard
Do not allow burner flame to extend
beyond edge of cooking utensil.
Be sure all control knobs are turned
to off when you are not cooking.
Failure to follow these precautions
could result in fire or burns.
NOTE: Do not leave an empty utensil, or
one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface
burner. The utensil could overheat and
damage the utensil or cooking product.
Home
canning
information
The larger 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 cooktop:
l For best results, use a canner which
can be centered over the surface burner.
l Do not place canner on two surface
burners at the same time. Too much heat
will build up and will damage the cooktop.
l Start wlth hot water. This reduces the
time the control is set on high. Reduce
heat setting to lowest position needed to
keep water boiling.
l Refer to your canner manual for
specific instructions.
Energy
saving
tips
Although the energy used for cooking is
usually a very small percentage of the total
energy used in the home, cooking energy
can be used efficiently. Here are some tips
to help you save energy when using your
cooking product:
l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides,
and tight-fitting lids.
l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
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Start food on higher heat settings, then
set surface burner control on low to finish
cooking.
Turn on the surface burner only after
placing filled pan on the burner grate.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use
of the cooktop.
Start with hot water. This reduces the
time the control is set on high. Reduce
heat setting to lowest position needed to
keep water boiling.
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Caring for Your Cooktop
In This
Section
Page
Page
Surface burner grates ....................... 10
Contoured well areas ................... ..... 10
Surface burners ................................. 11
Cleaning chart ................................... 12
Your cooktop is designed for easy care.
You can do most cleaning with items found
around your home. Cleaning your cooktop
whenever spills or soiling occurs will help
to keep it looking and operating like new.
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Surface
burner
grates
1. Make sure all surface burners are off and
the surrounding parts are cool.
2. Lift off the surface burner grates.
3. Wash the grates with warm, soapy water
or in a dishwasher. Use a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad for cooked-on
foods. Rinse and dry well.
4. Replace burner grates.
Contoured
well
areas
The contoured well area is a recessed area
located around each burner.
If spills occur In the contoured well section:
1. Blot up spill with a damp sponge.
2. Wlpe with a clean, damp sponge and dry.
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Exploslon Hazard
Keep appliance area clear and free of
combustible materials, gasoline, and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
Make sure all controls are off and the
cooktop is cool before cleaning.
Do not use oven cleaners, bleach, or
rust removers.
Do not obstruct the flow of combustlon and ventilation air.
Fallure to follow these guidelines
could result In explosion, fire, electrical shock, or burns.
When cleaning the cooktop area or around
the burner base, use care to prevent damage to the ignitor. If a sponge should catch
the metal ignitor electrode, it could damage
or break the electrode. If the electrode is
damaged or broken, the surface burner will
not light. When cleaning the cooktop, leave
the burner cap in place to protect the
electrode from possible damage.
Surface
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The burner caps should be routinely
removed and cleaned. Always clean
burner caps after a spillover. Keeping the
burner caps clean prevents improper
ignition and an uneven flame.
For proper flow of gas and ignition of the
burner, DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD,
CLEANING AGENTS, OR ANY OTHER
MATERIAL TO ENTER THE GAS TUBE
OPENING.
Gas must flow freely through the small
hole in the brass orifice for the burner to
light properly. This area must be free of
any soil and be kept protected from
boilovers or spillovers. ALWAYS keep the
burner caps in place whenever a surface
burner is in use.
Occaslonally check the burner flames for
proper size and shape as shown. A good
flame is blue in color. If flames lift off ports,
are yellow, or are noisy when turned off,
you may need to clean the burners.
To clean
burners:
1. Llft the burner cap straight up from the
burner base.
2. Clean burner cap with warm, soapy
water and a sponge. You can also clean
with a nonabrasive scrubbing pad or
cleanser. Do not clean burner cap in a
dishwasher or self-cleaning oven.
3. If the gas tube openlng or the orifice,
located inside the opening, has become
soiled or clogged, use a cotton swab or a
soft cloth to clean the area. Then use a
small-gauge wire or needle to remove
cooked-on soil.
Burner
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Ignltor
electrode
Burner
base
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Typical surface burner
flame at hlghest setting
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4. If ports are clogged, clean with a
straight pin. Do not enlarge or distort
port. Do not use a wooden toothpick. If
adjustment Is needed, call a qualified
technician for service.
5. After cleaning the gas tube opening and
ports, replace the burner cap.
Cleaning
6. Turn on the burner to determine if it will
light. If the burner does not light after
cleaning, contact an authorized
Whirlpool service technician. Do not
service the sealed burner yourself.
chart
Use the following table to help you clean all parts of your cooktop.
PART
Control knobs
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Sponge and warm,
soapy water
OR
Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
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cooktop
surface
(other than
control panel)
Surface burners,
grates, caps,
and contoured
well area
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Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away from
control panel.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do not soak.
Do not use steel wool or abraslve
cleansers. They may damage the flnish
of the knobs.
Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point to
OFF.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry thoroughly.
Be sure to wring excess water from sponge
before wiping around controls. Excess water in
or around controls may cause damage to the
cooktop.
Do not use steel wool or abraslve cleansers.
They may damage the finish.
Do not spray cleaner directly on panel. Apply
cleaner to paper towel.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry thoroughly.
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heavily soiled areas.
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They may damage the flnlsh.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
(such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon juice) to
remain on surface. Acids may remove the glossy
finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills when
cooktop is cool.
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If You Need Assistance
or Service
This section is designed to help save you the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section
outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem.
Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our
Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed
description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the
purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
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Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
Nothing will
operate
Burner falls to
light
Burner flames
are uneven
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Cooktop is not properly
connected to gas and electrical supplies.
Contact an authorized Whirlpool
service technician to reconnect
cooktop to gas and electrical supplies.
(See Installation Instructions.)
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Controls are not set correctly.
Reset controls, if needed.
Cooktop is not wired into a
live circuit with proper voltage.
Wire the cooktop into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See Installation
Instructions.)
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker. In case of prolonged
power failure, manually light burners
(see page 8).
Burner ports are clogged.
Clean with a straight pin (see page 12).
Burner ports are clogged.
Clean with a straight pin (see page 12).
If this fails, call an authorized Whirlpool
service technician for service.
Burner flames
Air/gas mixture is incorrect.
lift off ports, are
yellow, or are
noisy when
turned off
Contact an authorized Whirlpool
service technician to check air/gas
mixture.
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Burner makes
popplng noise
when on
Burner is wet from washing.
Let dry.
Control
knob(s) will
not turn
You are not pushing in before
turning.
Push control knob(s) in before
turning to a setting.
Cooklng
results are not
what you
expected
The cooktop is not level.
Level cooktop. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The recipe you are using may
need to be altered to improve
the taste or appearance of the
food.
Alter recipe as needed.
The pans are not the type or
size recommended in the
recipe.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for
recommended pan type and size.
Flame size does not fit the
cooking utensil being used.
Adjust flame size to fit cooking
utensil.
The flow of combustion and/or
ventilation air to the cooktop
is blocked.
Remove blockage to airflow to and
around cooktop.
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2. If you need
assistance
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
l-800-253-1 301
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.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Auihorized
Whirlpool Smica
(Example: XYZ sewics CO.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP
parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your WHIRLPOOL@
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE h REPAIR
4. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
MACHINES
6
SERVICE 6 REPAIR
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ .service CO.)
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WHIRLPOOL”
Gas Cooktop
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
WARRANTY
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
From Date of Purchase
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your cooktop.
2. Instruct you how to use your cooktop.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when your cooktop is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your cooktop is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your cooktop caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use
of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to
the appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
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Corporation
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U.S.A.
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