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TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS
INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND
KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
MODEL SC8630ED
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 safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each
symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire
and electrical shock.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to
your personal property.
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
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Important
READ
Safety Instructions
AND
SAVE
THESE
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.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to
persons, or damage when using the cooktop, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
WARNING: If the Information in this manual is not followed exactly,
a fire or explosion could result causing property damage, personal
injury or death.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
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Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
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Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
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If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
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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 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.
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Do not store things children might want
above the cook-top. 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 cook-top 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 cook-top. They could
ignite if they touch an open flame and
you could be burned.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces could result
in burns from steam. Do not let potholder
touch an open flame. Do not use a towel
or bulky cloth for a potholder. 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 cook-top. 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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using
the cooktop
Make sure the utensils you use are
large enough to contain food and avoid
boilovers and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers left on a cook-top could
ignite and bum you. Pan size is especially important in deep fat frying.
Check to be sure glass cooking utensils
are safe for use on the cook-top. 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.
Grease
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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 wellfitted 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
cook-top 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
Surface
burner
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Surface
burner
cap
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Model and serial number plate
(located on the undenide of the
burner box)
Control
panel
Left rear
control knob
Right rear
control knob
Left front
control knob
Right front
control knob
Surface burner
marker
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Control
panel
Using Your Cooktop
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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
Push in and turn
has lit.
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.
NOTE: Your cooktop is factory-set for use
with Natural Gas. Do not use L.PIPropane
Gas. If you wish to convert your cooktop to
use L.P./Propane Gas, order Kit No. 4372174
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 1
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To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding and icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
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.
Fire and Explosion Hazard
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NOTE: Do not cook with the control in the
LITE position.
In case of a prolonged
failure
power
Surface burners with electric igniiors can be
manually lighted. Hold a lit match near a
burner and slowly turn the control knob to
LITE. After the burner lights, turn the
control knob to the desired setting.
Cookware
tips
No one brand of cookware
people. Knowing something
materials and construction
select the correct cookware
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is best for all
about pan
will help you
for your needs.
NOTE: For best results and greater fuel
efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cook-
ware in good condition.
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tight-fitting lid.
l Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
. 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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If the flame should go out while
cooking, or if there is a strong gas
odor, turn the burners OFF. Wait five
minutes for the gas odor to disappear
before relighting burner. If gas odor is
still present, see safety note on page 3.
Failure to follow these precautions
could result in explosion or fire.
Burner flame should not extend
beyond the edge of the cooking
utensil. The flame could burn you and
cause poor cooking results.
Be sure all control knobs are turned to
OFF when you are not cooking.
Someone could be burned or a fire
couM start if a burner is accidentally
left ON.
Product Damage Hazard
Do not leave an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot sucace
burner.
The utensil could overheat and could
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:
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For best results, use a canner which can
be centered over the surface burner.
Do not place canner on two surface
burners at the same time. Too much heat
will buiM up and will damage 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.
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
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In This
Section
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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.
Surface
burner
grates
1. Make sure ail 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. Wipe with a clean, damp sponge and dry.
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Electrical Shock, Fire and
Explosion Hazard
9 Keep appliance area clear and free of
combustible materials, gasoline and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
l Make sure all controls
are OFF and the
cooktop is cool before cleaning.
l Do not use oven cleaners,
bleach or
rust removers.
l Do not obstruct
the flow of combustion
and ventilation air.
Failure to follow these guidelines could
result in burns, electrical shock, fire or
explosion.
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
Burner
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.
Occasionally check the burner flames for
proper size and shape as shown. A good
flame is blue in color. if flames iifi off ports,
are yellow, or are noisy when turned off,
you may need to clean the burners.
To clean
ner
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burners:
1. Lift the burner cap straight up from the
burner base.
Typical surface burner
flame at highest setting
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 setf-cleaning oven.
3. If the gas tube opening or the oriiice,
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.
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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.
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.
5. After cleaning the gas tube opening and
ports, replace the burner cap.
Cleaning
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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from control panel.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not soak.
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Control panel
and trim
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
OR
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
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Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point to
OFF.
Wash, rinse 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.
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They may damgta the finish.
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Cooktop
surface
(other than
control panel)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Do not spray cleaner directly on panel. Apply
cleaner to paper towel.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
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(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 cook-top is cool.
Surface burners,
grates, caps,
and contoured
well area
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See pages 1O-12 for cleaning instructions.
If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you Save 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 helo or calling for service, olease provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s’complete-&el
and serial nuhbers and the purchase
date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
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 fails 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 electriial 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.
The flow of combustion and/or
ventilation air to the cooktop is
blocked.
Remove blockage to airflow to and
around cooktop.
Cooktop is not wired into a
live circuit with proper voltage.
Wire the cook-top 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
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Burner makes
popping 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.
Cooking
results are not
what you
expected
The cooktop is not level.
Level cooktop. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The recipe has never been
tested or is not from a reliable
source.
Use only tested recipes from a
reliable source.
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.
2. If you need
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-800-25~1301
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
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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 Whirlpoor
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fii
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
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authool
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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:
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4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (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 Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
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WHIRLPOOL”
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Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
From Date of Purchase
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.
4. Replace owner accessible
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your cook-top 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 limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
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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