Whirlpool TEP315RV1 User's Manual

ELECTRIC RANGE
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
To the installer: Please leave this
instruction book with the unit.
To the consumer: Please read and
keep this book for future reference.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
RANGE SAFETY .............................................................................3
The Anti-Tip Bracket ....................................................................3
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
COOKTOP USE ..............................................................................6
Cooktop Controls.........................................................................6
Ceramic Glass (on some models)................................................6
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models) ...................7
Home Canning .............................................................................7
Cookware .....................................................................................7
OVEN USE.......................................................................................8
Aluminum Foil...............................................................................8
Positioning Racks and Bakeware ................................................8
Bakeware......................................................................................8
Meat Thermometer.......................................................................9
Oven Vent.....................................................................................9
Oven Temperature Control ..........................................................9
Baking and Roasting..................................................................10
Broiling........................................................................................10
RANGE CARE ...............................................................................11
Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models)......................................11
General Cleaning........................................................................11
Oven Light (on some models) ....................................................13
Oven Door ..................................................................................13
Storage Drawer ..........................................................................14
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................14
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................15
WARRANTY ..................................................................................16
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RANGE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
The Anti-Tip 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
having the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
Reconnect the anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
See the installation instructions for details.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children and adults.
Anti-Tip Bracket
Making sure the anti-tip bracket is installed:
• Slide range forward.
• Look for the anti-tip bracket securely attached to floor.
• Slide range back so rear range foot is under anti-tip bracket.
Range Foot
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of
potential exposure to such substances.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon
monoxide, and toluene.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
■ WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TIPPING OF
THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE SECURED BY
PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTI-TIP DEVICES. TO CHECK
IF THE DEVICES ARE INSTALLED PROPERLY, SLIDE
RANGE FORWARD, LOOK FOR ANTI-TIP BRACKET
SECURELY ATTACHED TO FLOOR, AND SLIDE RANGE
BACK SO REAR RANGE FOOT IS UNDER ANTI-TIP
BRACKET.
■ CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to children in
cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range –
children climbing on the range to reach items could be
seriously injured.
■ Proper Installation – Be sure the range is properly installed
and grounded by a qualified technician.
■ Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating the Room.
■ Do Not Leave Children Alone – Children should not be left
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.
■ Wear Proper Apparel – Loose-fitting or hanging garments
should never be worn while using the range.
■ User Servicing – Do not repair or replace any part of the
range unless specifically recommended in the manual. All
other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician.
■ Storage in or on the Range – Flammable materials should
not be stored in an oven or near surface units.
■ Do Not Use Water on Grease Fires – Smother fire or flame
or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
■ Use Only Dry Potholders – Moist or damp potholders on
hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let
potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel
or other bulky cloth.
■ DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR
UNITS – Surface units may be hot even though they are
dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch,
or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface
units or areas near units until they have had sufficient time
to cool. Among those areas are the cooktop and surfaces
facing the cooktop.
■ Use Proper Pan Size – The range is equipped with one or
more surface units of different size. Select utensils having
flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating
element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a
portion of the heating element to direct contact and may
result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to
burner will also improve efficiency.
■ Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat
Settings – Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers
that may ignite.
■ Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in Place –
Absence of these pans or bowls during cooking may
subject wiring or components underneath to damage.
Protective Liners – Do not use aluminum foil to line surface
unit drip bowls or oven bottoms, except as suggested in
the manual. Improper installation of these liners may result
in a risk of electric shock, or fire.
■ Glazed Cooking Utensils – Only certain types of glass,
glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed
utensils are suitable for range-top service without breaking
due to the sudden change in temperature.
■ Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend
Over Adjacent Surface Units – To reduce the risk of burns,
ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to
unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of a
utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and
does not extend over adjacent surface units.
■ Do Not Soak Removable Heating Elements – Heating
elements should never be immersed in water.
■ Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop – If cooktop should
break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the
broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact
a qualified technician immediately.
■ Clean Cooktop With Caution – If a wet sponge or cloth is
used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to
avoid steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious
fumes if applied to a hot surface.
■ Use Care When Opening Door – Let hot air or steam
escape before removing or replacing food.
■ Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers – Build-up of
pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury.
■ Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed.
■ Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven racks in
desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved
while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating
element in oven.
■ DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR
SURFACES OF OVEN – Heating elements may be hot even
though they are dark in color. 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 heating elements or interior surfaces of oven until
they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the
appliance may become hot enough to cause burns – among
these surfaces are oven vent openings and surfaces near
these openings, oven doors, and windows of oven doors.
For self-cleaning ranges –
■ Do Not Clean Door Gasket – The door gasket is essential
for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage,
or move the gasket.
■ 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.
■ Clean Only Parts Listed in Manual.
■ Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler pan and
other utensils.
For units with ventilating hood –
■ Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently – Grease should not
be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
■ When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
■
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed. The locations and
appearances of the features shown here may not match those of your model.
Control Panels
A
C
D
B
E
A. Manual oven temperature control
B. Oven indicator light
C. Surface burner locator
F
D. Left front burner control
E. Left rear burner control
F. Surface heating indicator light
G
H
G. Right rear burner control
H. Right front burner control
Range
F
A
G
H
L
I
J
K
B
C
D
E
A. Surface cooking area
B. Anti-tip bracket
C. Door stop clip
D. Model and serial number plate
(behind left side of storage drawer)
E. Storage drawer
F. Control panel
G. Hot surface indicator light (on some models)
H. Automatic oven light switch
(on some models)
I. Door gasket
J. Broil element
K. Bake element
L. Self-clean latch (on some models)
Parts and Features not shown
Oven vent
Oven light (on some models)
Broiler pan and grid (on some models)
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COOKTOP USE
■
Do not store jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a
heavy or hard object onto the cooktop could crack the
cooktop.
■
Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools,
air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop,
and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed.
■
For foods containing sugar in any form, clean up all spills and
soils as soon as possible. Allow the cooktop to cool down
slightly. Then, while wearing oven mitts, remove the spills
while the surface is still warm. If sugary spills are allowed to
cool down, they can adhere to the cooktop and can cause
pitting and permanent marks.
■
Do not slide cookware or bakeware across the cooktop.
Aluminum or copper bottoms and rough finishes on
cookware or bakeware could leave scratches or marks on the
cooktop.
■
Do not cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers
on the cooktop. They could leave aluminum marks that
cannot be removed completely.
■
Do not allow objects that could melt, such as plastic or
aluminum foil, to touch any part of the entire cooktop.
■
Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board.
■
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm)
outside the area.
Cooktop Controls
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of
the pan.
Turn off all controls when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
The control knobs can be set anywhere between HI and LO. Push
in and turn to setting. Use the following chart as a guide when
setting heat levels.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED USE
HI
■
Start food cooking.
■
Bring liquid to a boil.
■
Hold a rapid boil.
■
Quickly brown or sear food.
■
To fry chicken.
■
Maintain a slow boil.
■
Fry or sauté foods.
■
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
■
Stew or steam food.
■
Simmer.
■
Keep food warm.
■
Melt chocolate or butter.
Medium High
Medium
Medium Low
LO
REMEMBER: When cooktop is in use, the entire cooktop
area may become hot.
B
A
C
A. Surface cooking area
B. Cookware/canner
C. ½" (1.3 cm) Maximum overhang
■
Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and
energy efficiency. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed or
dented bottoms could cause uneven heating and poor
cooking results.
■
Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler,
no space or light should be visible between it and the
cookware.
■
Cookware designed with slightly indented bottoms or small
expansion channels can be used.
■
Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry
before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits
when heated.
■
Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop.
Ceramic Glass (on some models)
The surface cooking area will glow red when an element is on. It
will cycle on and off, at all settings, to maintain the selected heat
level.
It is normal for the surface of white and biscuit ceramic glass to
appear to change color when surface cooking areas are hot. As
the glass cools, it will return to its original color.
Wiping off the cooktop before and after each use will help keep it
free from stains and provide the most even heating. On cooktops
with white or biscuit ceramic glass, soils and stains may be more
visible, and may require more cleaning and care. For more
information, see “General Cleaning” section.
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Hot Surface Indicator Light (under ceramic glass)
The hot surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface
cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking
area(s) is turned off.
■
On coil element models, the installation of a Canning Unit Kit
is recommended. If a kit is not installed, the life of the coil
element will be shortened. See “Assistance or Service” for
ordering instructions.
■
For more information, contact your local agricultural
department. Companies that manufacture home canning
products can also offer assistance.
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls
(on some models)
Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner
bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also
help catch spills.
Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) over the coil
element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce
excess heat causing the burner bowl to change color. For more
information, see the “General Cleaning” section.
NOTE: Before removing or replacing coil elements and burner
bowls, make sure they are cool and the control knobs are in the
Off position.
To Remove:
1. Push in the edge of coil element toward the receptacle. Then
lift it enough to clear the burner bowl.
2. Pull the coil element straight away from the receptacle.
Cookware
IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides and a
well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper
may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used
as a base they can leave permanent marks on the cooktop or
grates.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has
the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under the
broiler.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
characteristics.
COOKWARE
CHARACTERISTICS
Aluminum
■
Heats quickly and evenly.
■
Suitable for all types of cooking.
■
Medium or heavy thickness is best for
most cooking tasks.
■
Heats slowly and evenly.
■
Good for browning and frying.
■
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
■
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
■
Ideal results on low to medium heat
settings.
Copper
■
Heats very quickly and evenly.
Earthenware
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
■
Use on low heat settings.
Porcelain
enamel-onsteel or cast
iron
■
See stainless steel or cast iron.
Stainless steel
■
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
■
A core or base of aluminum or copper
on stainless steel provides even
heating.
3. Lift out the burner bowl.
To Replace:
1. Line up openings in the burner bowl with the coil element
receptacle.
Cast iron
Ceramic or
Ceramic glass
2. Holding the coil element as level as possible, slowly push the
coil element terminal into the receptacle.
3. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it
will go, push down the edge of the coil element opposite the
receptacle.
Home Canning
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches.
This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool.
■ Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking
area or element. On electric cooktops, canners should not
extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) beyond the surface cooking
area or element.
■
Do not place canner on 2 surface cooking areas, elements or
surface burners at the same time.
■
On ceramic glass models, use only flat-bottomed canners.
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OVEN USE
Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first few
times, or when it is heavily soiled.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to
certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and wellventilated room.
Aluminum Foil
IMPORTANT: Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil,
liners or cookware because permanent damage will occur to the
oven bottom finish.
■ Do not cover entire rack with foil because air must be able to
move freely for best cooking results.
■
BAKEWARE
Hot air must be able to circulate around food to cook evenly, so
allow 2" (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use
the following chart as a guide.
NUMBER OF
PAN(S)
POSITION ON RACK
1
Center of rack.
2
Side by side or slightly staggered.
3 or 4
Opposite corners on each rack. Make sure
that no bakeware piece is directly over
another.
To catch spills, place foil on rack below dish. Make sure foil is
at least ½" (1.3 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned
up at the edges.
Positioning Racks and Bakeware
IMPORTANT: Do not place food or bakeware directly on the oven
door or bottom. Permanent damage will occur to the porcelain
finish.
RACKS
Bakeware
The bakeware material affects cooking results. Follow
manufacturer’s recommendations and use the bakeware size
recommended in the recipe. Use the following chart as a guide.
BAKEWARE/
RESULTS
RECOMMENDATIONS
■
Use temperature and time
recommended in recipe.
■
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
■
Use suggested baking time.
■
For pies, breads and casseroles,
use temperature recommended in
recipe.
■
Place rack in center of oven.
Insulated cookie
sheets or baking
pans
■ Little or no
bottom browning
■
Place in the bottom third of oven.
■
May need to increase baking time.
Stainless steel
Light, golden
crusts
■
May need to increase baking time.
Stoneware/Baking
stone
■ Crisp crusts
■
Follow manufacturer’s
instructions.
Ovenproof
glassware, ceramic
glass or ceramic
■ Brown, crisp
crusts
■
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
■
Do not move racks with bakeware on them.
Light colored
aluminum
■ Light golden
crusts
■
Make sure racks are level.
■
NOTES:
■ Position racks before turning the oven on.
To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front
edge, then lift out. Use the following illustration and chart as a
guide.
5
4
3
2
1
FOOD
RACK POSITION(S)
Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys,
angel food cakes
1 or 2
Even browning
Dark aluminum and
other bakeware with
dark, dull and/or
nonstick finish
■ Brown, crisp
crusts
■
8
Bundt cakes, most quick breads,
yeast breads, casseroles, meats
2
Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
2 or 3
■
Uneven browning
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration:
Meat Thermometer
On models without a temperature probe, use a meat
thermometer to determine doneness of meat, poultry and fish.
The internal temperature, not appearance, should be used to
determine doneness. A meat thermometer is not supplied with
this appliance.
■ Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest portion
of the meat or inner thigh or breast of poultry. The tip of the
thermometer should not touch fat, bone or gristle.
■
■
After reading the thermometer once, push it into the meat
½" (1.3 cm) more and read again. If the temperature drops,
cook the meat or poultry longer.
Check all meat, poultry and fish in 2 or 3 different places.
1. Press and hold CLOCK until the oven display shows the
current calibration, for example, “00,” if not yet adjusted, or
about 5 seconds.
2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to increase or to
decrease the temperature in 5°F (3°C) amounts. The
adjustment can be set between 35°F (19°C) and
-35°F (-19°C).
3. Press CLOCK to enter the new temperature.
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration (on models with
manual oven control):
1. Make sure the oven temperature control knob is in the Off
position. Pull oven temperature control knob straight off and
turn it over.
Oven Vent
A
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the oven temperature
control knob.
B
A. Oven vent
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering vent will
cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results.
Do not set plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn
near the oven vent.
The element can be used when the oven is in use as long as the
cookware does not extend more than ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) over the
element.
Oven Temperature Control
IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven
temperature because opening the oven door and element or
burner cycling may give incorrect readings.
The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook
faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature
calibration can be adjusted. It can be changed in Fahrenheit or
Celsius.
A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed
amount. The absence of a minus sign means the oven will be
warmer by the displayed amount. Use the following chart as a
guide.
ADJUSTMENT °F
(ADJUSTMENT °C)
COOKS FOOD
5° to 10°F (3° to 6°C)
...a little more
15° to 20°F (9° to 12°C)
...moderately more
25° to 35°F (15° to 21°C)
...much more
-5° to -10°F (-3° to -6°C)
...a little less
-15° to -20°F (-9° to -12°C)
...moderately less
-25° to -35°F (-15° to -21°C)
...much less
A
A. Locking screws
B. Notches
3. Adjust temperature.
To lower the temperature, hold the knob handle firmly and
turn skirt counterclockwise to move the tooth a notch to the
left.
To raise the temperature, hold the knob handle firmly and turn
the skirt clockwise to move the tooth a notch to the right.
Each notch equals about 5°F (3°C).
B
A
C
A. Notches
B. Tooth
C. Skirt
4. Tighten the locking screws and replace knob.
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To Broil:
Baking and Roasting
Before baking and roasting, position the racks according to the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. When roasting, it is
not necessary to wait for the oven to preheat before putting food
in, unless recommended in the recipe.
To Bake or Roast:
1. Push in and turn the oven control knob to the desired
temperature setting. The OVEN ON and OVEN HEATING
lights will turn on, and the set temperature will appear in the
display for 5 seconds.
On some models, set the oven selector to BAKE and turn the
oven temperature control knob to the desired temperature
setting. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn on and will turn
off once the oven is preheated.
2. Place food in oven.
The bake and roasting elements will turn on and off to keep
the oven temperature at the setting. The OVEN ON indicator
light(s) will turn on and off with the elements.
3. Push in and turn oven control knob to OFF when finished.
On some models, turn both the oven selector and oven
temperature control knob to OFF. The OVEN ON indicator
light will turn off.
1. Push in and turn oven control knob to BROIL.
On some models, set the oven selector and oven temperature
control knob to BROIL. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn
on.
2. After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFF.
On some models, turn both the oven selector and oven
temperature control knob to OFF. The OVEN ON indicator
light will turn off.
To Broil at a Lower Temperature:
If food is cooking too fast, turn the oven temperature control
knob counterclockwise until the OVEN ON indicator light goes
off.
To broil food slower from the start of cook time, set the oven
temperature control knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and
163°C). These temperature settings let the broil elements cycle
and slow cooking results.
BROILING CHART
For best results, place food 3" (7 cm) or more from the broil
element. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted
for individual foods and tastes. Recommended rack positions are
numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For diagram, see the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
Broiling
FOOD
RACK
POSITION
COOK TIME
(in minutes)
Side 1
Side 2
Steak
1" (2.5 cm) thick
medium rare
medium
well-done
4
4
4
14-15
15-16
18-19
7-8
8-9
9-10
If you would like to purchase a broiler pan, one may be
ordered. See “Assistance or Service” section to order. Ask for
Part Number 4396923.
*Ground meat patties
³₄" (2 cm) thick
well-done
4
13-14
7-8
For proper draining, do not cover the grid with foil. The
bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier
cleaning.
Pork chops
1" (2.5 cm) thick
4
20-22
10-11
■
Trim excess fat to reduce spattering. Slit the remaining fat on
the edges to avoid curling.
Ham slice, precooked
¹₂" (1.25 cm) thick
4
8-10
4-5
■
Pull out oven rack to stop position before turning or removing
food. Use tongs to turn food to avoid the loss of juices. Very
thin cuts of fish, poultry or meat may not need to be turned.
Frankfurters
4
5-7
3-4
Lamb chops
1" (2.5 cm) thick
4
14-17
8-9
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
3
4
17-20
11-16
17-20
11-16
4
8-10
4-5
4
16-18
8-9
Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. Changing the
temperature when broiling allows more precise control. The lower
the temperature, the slower the cooking. Thicker cuts and
unevenly shaped pieces of meat, fish and poultry may cook
better at lower broiling temperatures.
■ For best results, use a broiler pan and grid (provided on some
models). They are designed to drain juices and help avoid
spatter and smoke.
■
■
After broiling, remove the pan from the oven when removing
the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if left in the heated
oven, making cleaning more difficult.
Before broiling, position rack according to Broiling Chart. It is not
necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless
recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in the broiler
pan, then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door to
the broil stop position to ensure proper broiling temperature.
Fish
Fillets
¹₄-¹₂" (0.6-1.25 cm) thick
Steaks
³₄-1" (2-2.5 cm) thick
*Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid.
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RANGE CARE
How the Cycle Works
Self-Cleaning Cycle
(on some models)
WARNING
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Keep children away from oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle.
IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the
oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and
popping sounds.
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures, burning soil
to a powdery ash.
The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, but the
time can be changed. Suggested clean times are 2 hours
30 minutes for light soil and between 3 hours 30 minutes to
4 hours 30 minutes for average to heavy soil.
Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. Do not wipe down any of the inside surfaces until the oven
has completely cooled down. Applying a cool damp cloth to the
inner door glass before it has cooled completely could result in
the glass breaking.
To Self-Clean:
Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is closed completely
or it will not lock and the cycle will not begin. DOOR
LOCKED/CLEANING light will flash until the door is closed.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to
the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds
to another closed and well-ventilated room.
Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil
results in longer cleaning and more smoke.
Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to
help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air
must be able to move freely. Depending on your model, see
“Oven Vent” or “Oven Vents” section.
Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The
door gasket is essential for a good seal.
1. Push in and turn the oven control knob to CLEAN.
The door will lock within 6 seconds, and OVEN ON and OVEN
HEATING indicator lights will come on.
If the door does not lock, it will try to lock for 1 minute. If the
door fails to lock, the self-cleaning cycle will be canceled and
an error code will be displayed.
2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to select a clean time
between 2 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes.
During the last 30 minutes of the self-cleaning cycle the oven
will start to cool down. The OVEN HEATING light will turn off
and “COOL” appears in the display.
Once the oven goes below the locked temperature, the OVEN
ON light flashes and DOOR LOCKED/CLEANING light turns
off when door unlocks.
Prepare Oven:
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Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware and,
on some models, the temperature probe from the oven.
■
Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt,
damaging the oven.
■
Remove oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide.
See “General Cleaning” section for more information.
■
Hand clean inside door edge and the 1½" (3.8 cm) area
around the inside oven cavity frame, being certain not to
move or bend the gasket. This area does not get hot enough
during self-cleaning to remove soil. Do not let water, cleaner,
etc. enter slots on door frame. Use a damp cloth to clean this
area.
■
Wipe out any loose soil to reduce smoke and avoid damage.
At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain. Staining,
etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. This will not
affect cooking performance.
Prepare Cooktop and Storage Drawer:
■
Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may
melt.
■
Remove all items from the storage drawer.
3. Turn the oven control knob to OFF when finished cleaning.
The OVEN ON light turns off, and the time of day appears in
the display.
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions
on cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES (on some
models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills
may affect the finish.
Cleaning Method:
■ Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing
pad: Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
■
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
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STAINLESS STEEL (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
■ Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish Part Number 31464 (not
included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
■
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner: Rinse with clean
water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Vinegar for hard water spots
COOKTOP CONTROLS
Cleaning Method:
When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the Off position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
■ Soap and water or dishwasher: Pull knobs straight away from
control panel to remove.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
Do not soak knobs.
To avoid damage to stainless steel, do not use soap-filled
scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Polishing Creme,
steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels.
CERAMIC GLASS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly
to avoid streaking and staining.
Cooktop Cleaner Part Number 31464 is recommended regularly
to help avoid scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition
the cooktop, and can be ordered as an accessory. See
“Assistance or Service” section to order.
Cooktop Scraper Part Number RS300 is also recommended for
stubborn soils, and can be ordered as an accessory. See
“Assistance or Service” section to order. The Cooktop Scraper
uses razor blades. Store razor blades out of the reach of
children.
Light to moderate soil
■ Paper towels or clean damp sponge:
CONTROL PANEL
Cleaning Method:
■ Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge: Apply glass cleaner
to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on panel.
■
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths
or some paper towels. Damage may occur.
COIL ELEMENTS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
■ Damp cloth: Make sure control knobs are off and elements
are cool.
Do not clean or immerse in water. Soil will burn off when hot.
For more information, see “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls.”
Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear
oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.
Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)
■ Cooktop Scraper: Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You
may want to wear oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.
■
Cooktop Polishing Creme and clean damp paper towel:
Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into
surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue
rubbing until white film disappears.
Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration
Cooktop Polishing Creme or nonabrasive cleanser: Rub
product into soil with a damp paper towel or soft cloth.
Continue rubbing until white film disappears.
■
Burned-on soil
■ Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Scraper: Rub creme into soil
with damp paper towel. Hold scraper as flat as possible on
surface and scrape. Repeat for stubborn spots. Polish entire
cooktop with creme and paper towel.
Metal marks from aluminum and copper
Cooktop Cleaner: Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled
down. Rub creme into surface with a damp paper towel or
soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film disappears. The
marks will not totally disappear, but after many cleanings they
will become less noticeable.
■
Tiny scratches and abrasions
■ Cooktop Cleaner: Rub creme into surface with a damp paper
towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film
disappears. Scratches and abrasions do not affect cooking
performance, and after many cleanings they will become less
noticeable.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine
bleach, rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur.
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All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
BURNER BOWLS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
Chrome only
■ Solution of ¹₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water:
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with stainless steel-wool
pad.
■
Oven cleaner: Follow product label instructions.
■
Mildly abrasive cleanser: Scrub with wet scouring pad.
Porcelain enamel only
Dishwasher
■
Gas Grate and Drip Pan Cleaner Part Number 31617 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
SURFACE UNDER COOKTOP (on some models)
For more information, see “Lift-up Cooktop” section.
Cleaning Method:
■ Steel-wool pad
Do not remove the cooktop to avoid product damage.
OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
Cleaning Method:
■ Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad: Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge,
not directly on panel.
■
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
OVEN CAVITY
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
Cleaning Method:
■ Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first.
Do not use oven cleaners.
OVEN RACKS AND ROASTING RACKS
Oven Light
(on some models)
The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. It will come
on when the oven door is open. The oven light will not work
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. On some models, when the oven
door is closed, press the manual oven light switch on the
backguard to turn on and off.
Before replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and
the control knobs are in the off position.
To Replace:
1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven
counterclockwise to remove.
Cleaning Method:
■ Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first. Remove
racks or they will discolor and become harder to slide. If this
happens, a light coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack
guides will help them slide.
■
Steel-wool pad
BROILER PAN AND GRID (on selected models)
Cleaning Method:
Chrome only
■ Mildly abrasive cleanser:
Scrub with wet scouring pad.
■
Solution of ¹₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water:
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with scouring or steel-wool
pad.
■
Oven cleaner: Follow product label instructions.
Porcelain enamel only
■ Dishwasher
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket.
4. Replace bulb, then bulb cover by turning clockwise.
5. Plug in range or reconnect power.
Oven Door
For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven
door. However, if removal is necessary, make sure the oven is off
and cool. Then, follow these instructions. The oven door is heavy.
Before Removing:
1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at the bottom
corner of the door stop clip.
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
STORAGE DRAWER (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning.
For more information, see “Storage Drawer” section.
Cleaning Method:
■ Mild detergent
Drawer Liner (on some models)
Remove all stored items from drawer and lift out drawer liner.
■ Clean with mild detergent.
■
2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front frame hinge
slot. Be certain not to scratch finish.
3. Repeat procedure for other door stop clip.
To Remove:
1. Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with
your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins
while the door is removed from the range.
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
WARMING DRAWER and TRAY (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and remove tray.
Cleaning Method:
■ Mild detergent (for both)
■
2. Slowly close the door until it rests against the door removal
pins.
3. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
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4. Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge hangers will
slide out of front frame hinge slot. Do not remove door
removal pins until the door is replaced on the range.
3. Slowly push the drawer into the range until the drawer side
rails engage with the gap in the drawer glides.
A
To Replace:
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is
horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge
slots.
3. Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto
front frame support pins. Make sure the hinge hangers are
fully seated and engaged on the support pins.
A. Engage drawer glide
4. Once the drawer is fully engaged on both sides, slide the
drawer back into the closed position.
NOTE: When removing and replacing the storage drawer, a
slight push may be needed to move the drawer stop notch
past the drawer glides.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
4. Insert the door stop clip with the angular surface at the top of
the frame hinge slot, then push in the bottom of the clip until
flanges are flush with the front frame.
5. Open the door completely and remove the door removal pins.
Save door removal pins for future use.
6. Close the door.
Storage Drawer
The storage drawer can be removed. Before removing, make sure
drawer is cool and empty.
■
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded outlet.
■
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Cooktop will not operate
■
Is the control knob set correctly?
Push in knob before turning to a setting.
■
On ceramic glass models, is the “Cooktop Lockout” set?
See “Cooktop Lockout” section.
■
On coil element models, is the element inserted properly?
See “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls” section.
To Remove:
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop
1. Pull the storage drawer straight back past the drawer stop
notch and the end of the side rails.
■
Is the cookware the proper size?
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend
more than ½" (1.3 cm) outside the cooking area.
Hot Surface indicator light stays on
■
A
B
A. Drawer stop notch
B. End of side rail
2. Lift up the back of the drawer and pull the drawer out.
To Replace:
1. Lift up the back of the drawer and place it inside the range in
its fully forward position.
2. Lift up the front of the drawer to a level position.
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Does the Hot Surface indicator light stay on after control
knob(s) have been turned off?
See “Cooktop Controls” section.
Cooktop cooking results not what expected
■
Is the proper cookware being used?
See “Cookware” section.
■
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level?
See “Cooktop Controls” section.
■
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
■
On coil element models, is the element inserted properly?
See “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls” section.
■
Is the proper temperature set?
Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook.
■
Is the proper oven temperature calibration set?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
■
Was the oven preheated?
See “Baking and Roasting” section.
■
Is the proper bakeware being used?
See “Bakeware” section.
■
Are the racks positioned properly?
See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
■
Is there proper air circulation around bakeware?
See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
■
Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan?
Make sure batter is level in the pan.
■
Is the proper length of time being used?
Adjust cooking time.
■
Has the oven door been opened while cooking?
Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer
cooking times.
■
Are baked items too brown on the bottom?
Move rack to higher position in the oven.
■
Are pie crust edges browning early?
Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust and/or
reduce baking temperature.
Oven will not operate
■
■
On some models, is the electronic clock/timer set
correctly?
See “Electronic Clock/Timer” section.
On some models, has the oven selector been set to a
BAKE or BROIL function?
See “Baking and Roasting” or “Broiling” sections.
Oven temperature too high or too low
■
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
Oven indicator lights flash
■
Do the OVEN HEATING indicator lights flash?
See “Assistance or Service” section.
Oven cooking results not what expected
■
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call us or your
nearest Whirlpool designated service center.
Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories U.S.A.
To order accessories, call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience
Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts.
Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com and click on “Buy
Accessories Online.”
Canning Unit Kit (coil element models)
Order Part Number 242905
■
Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
Order Part Number 31463
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
Cooktop Care Kit
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
Cooktop Scraper (ceramic glass models)
Order Part Number 3183488
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
Cooktop Cleaner (ceramic glass models)
Order Part Number 31464
Cooktop Protectant
(includes cleaner, protectant, and applicator pads)
Order Part Number 31605
Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (stainless steel models)
Order Part Number 31462
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner
Order Part Number 31662
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for FSP® replacement parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE
TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if
another warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada,
call 1-800-807-6777.
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reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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