Whirlpool SF350BEG Specifications

Self-Cleaning
Gas Range
A Note to You ............2
Range Safety ............3
Parts and Features ....5
Using Your Range......6
Using the SelfCleaning Cycle ........19
Caring for Your
Range ......................22
Troubleshooting ......27
Requesting
Assistance or
Service ....................29
Index ........................31
Warranty ..................32
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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
MODEL SF350BEG
8053374
A NOTE TO YOU
Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
The Whirlpool Brand is committed to designing quality products that consistently perform for you to make your
life easier. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please
read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the Product Registration Card provided with your appliance. The card helps us
notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please record your model’s information.
Whenever you call to request service for your appliance,
you need to know your complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label/plate (see diagram in
the “Parts and Features” section).
Please also record the purchase date of your appliance
and your dealer’s name, address, and telephone number.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. It is important
for you to save your sales receipt showing the date of purchase. Proof of purchase will assure
you of in-warranty service.
Our Consumer Assistance Center number is toll free.
1-800-253-1301
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or any other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
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RANGE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others is 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
wDANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
wWARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
wWARNING
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
continued on next page
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RANGE SAFETY
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 – The range, when installed,
must be electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. Be
sure the range is properly installed and grounded
by a qualified technician.
• This range is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against shock
hazard and should be plugged directly into a
properly grounded receptacle. Do not cut or
remove the grounding prong from this plug.
• Disconnect the electrical supply before
servicing the appliance.
• Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating
the Room.
• Injuries may result from the misuse of appliance
doors or drawers such as stepping, leaning, or
sitting on the doors or drawers.
• Maintenance – Keep range area clear and free
from combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
• Storage in or on the Range – Flammable
materials should not be stored in an oven or
near surface units.
• Top burner flame size should be adjusted so it
does not extend beyond the edge of the
cooking utensil.
For self-cleaning ranges –
• Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler
pan and other utensils. Wipe off all excessive
spillage before initiating the cleaning cycle.
– SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
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PARTS AND FEATURES
ON
Oven vent
(p. 17)
Electronic
Oven control
(pp. 10, 20-21)
Surface burners
and grates
(pp. 6, 22, 23, 24)
Control panel
(pp. 5, 22)
Gasket
(p. 19)
Anti-tip bracket
(p. 3, 17)
Door stop clip
Model and
serial number
plate
(behind left side
of storage door)
Storage drawer
(p. 18)
CONTROL PANEL
Left rear
control knob
Left front
control knob
Surface burner marker
(shows which burner
you are setting)
Right front
control knob
Right rear
control knob
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USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE SURFACE BURNERS
wWARNING
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.
Burner heat settings
Use the following chart as a guide.
SETTING
LIGHT
RECOMMENDED USE
• To light the burner.
HIGH
• To start food cooking.
• To bring liquid to a boil.
• To hold a boil.
• To fry chicken or pancakes.
• For gravy, pudding, and icing.
• To cook large amounts of
Mid-range
(between HIGH
and LOW)
vegetables.
LOW
• To keep food warm.
• To melt chocolate or butter.
• To simmer.
Using the control knobs
Your range comes with electric ignitors. Electric
ignitors automatically light the burners each time
you turn the control knobs to LIGHT.
• Place a filled pan on the burner grate before
turning on the surface burner. Do not operate a
burner for extended periods of time without
having cookware on the grate.
• Push in the control knob and turn it counterclockwise to the
LIGHT position. The
clicking sound is the
ignitor sparking. Make
sure the burner has lit.
• To stop the clicking
sound after the burner
lights, turn the control
knob to the cook setting
you want. You can set
the control knob
anywhere between HIGH and LOW.
NOTE: All four electric ignitors will click at the same
time. However, the burner with the control knob
turned to LIGHT is the one that will ignite.
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NOTE: Do not leave empty cookware, or cookware
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface burner. The
cookware could overheat, causing damage to the
cookware or cooking product.
Easy ways to save energy
• To help shorten your cooking time, use the least
amount of liquid possible.
• Preheat your pots and pans only when
recommended and for the shortest time possible.
• Start your food on a higher heat setting, then turn
the control to a lower setting to finish cooking.
USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE SURFACE BURNERS (CONT.)
In case of a prolonged power failure
• Refer to your canner manual for specific
You can manually light surface burners. Hold a lit
match near a burner and turn the control knob to
the LIGHT position. After the burner lights, turn the
control knob to the setting you want.
Home canning information
The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure
canners combined with high heat settings for long
periods of time can cause damage to the cooktop.
To protect your range:
• For best results, use a canner which can be
centered over the surface burner.
• Do not place your canner on 2 surface burners
at the same time.
• Start with hot water. This reduces the time
the control is set on high. Reduce the heat
setting to the lowest position needed to maintain
a boil or required pressure levels in a pressure
canner.
instructions.
For up-to-date information on canning, contact
your local U.S. Government Agricultural Department Extension Office or companies who
manufacture home canning products.
Using the right cookware makes a
big difference
• The pan should have a flat bottom, straight sides,
and a well-fitting lid.
• Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
cookware.
• The pan material (metal or glass) affects how
quickly and evenly the pan heats.
• When using glass or ceramic cookware, check to
make sure it is suitable for use on surface burners.
• To avoid tipping, make sure pots and pans are
centered on the grates.
CHARACTERISTICS OF COOKWARE MATERIALS
The pan material affects how fast heat transfers from the surface cooking area through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide the best cooking results.
Aluminum
• Heats quickly and evenly.
• Use for all types of cooking.
• Medium or heavy thickness is best for most cooking.
• Used as a core or base in cookware to provide even heating.
Cast iron
• Heats slowly and evenly.
• Good for browning and frying.
• Maintains heat for slow cooking.
• Can be coated with porcelain enamel.
Ceramic or
ceramic glass
• Heats slowly and unevenly.
• Use on low to medium settings.
• Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Copper
• Heats very quickly and evenly.
• Used as a core or base in cookware to provide even heating.
Earthenware
• Can be used for cooktop cooking if recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Use on low settings.
Porcelain enamel-on-steel or
enamel-on-cast iron
• See cast iron and stainless steel.
Stainless steel
• Heats quickly but unevenly.
• A core or base of aluminum or copper on the cookware provides
even heating.
• Can be coated with porcelain enamel.
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USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE OVEN
Positioning racks and pans
Place the oven racks where you need them before
Where to place pans:
turning on the oven.
WHEN YOU HAVE
• To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position,
raise the front edge and lift it out.
1 pan
• Be sure the rack(s) is level.
2 pans
Use
pot
holders
or
oven
mitts
to
protect
your
hands
•
if rack(s) must be moved while the oven is hot.
3 or 4 pans
• For best performance, cook on one rack. Place
the rack so the top of the food will be centered in
the oven.
• When cooking with two racks, arrange the racks
on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. Two sheets of
cookies may be baked if sheets are switched at
approximately three quarters of the total bake time.
Increase baking time, if necessary.
• For best results allow 2 inches of space around
each pan and between pans and oven walls.
Extra oven rack position (roasting rack)
Use this rack position when roasting food too large to
be placed on the first rack
position.
For proper roasting,
follow these guidelines:
• To avoid spillage,
remove food before pulling
out the rack.
• Tilt the rack up at the
front before pulling it over
Extra oven rack position
the door.
Use
an
adequate
amount
of liquid in the pan (meat
•
juices or water) so your food does not get overdone.
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PLACE
In center of the oven rack.
Side by side or slightly
staggered.
In opposite corners on
each oven rack. Stagger
pans so no pan is directly
over another.
USING YOUR RANGE
USING ALUMINUM FOIL
• Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or • Do not line the oven bottom with foil or other liners.
casseroles by placing
foil on the oven rack
below. Foil should be
turned up at edges and
be at least 1 inch larger
than dish.
• Do not cover the entire
rack with aluminum foil.
It will reduce air circulation and give you poor
cooking results.
It could affect the oven surface as well as the quality
of your baking.
• Place tent-shaped foil loosely over meat or poultry
to slow down surface browning for long term
roasting. Remove foil for the last 30 minutes.
• Use narrow strips of foil to shield piecrust edges if
browning too quickly.
BAKEWARE CHOICES
Baking performance is affected by the type of bakeware used. Use the bakeware size recommended in the recipe.
BAKEWARE TYPE
BEST USED FOR
GUIDELINES
Light colored aluminum
• Light golden crusts
• Even browning
• Use temperature and time recommended
in recipe.
Dark aluminum and other
bakeware with dark, dull,
and/or non-stick finish
• Brown, crisp crusts
• May reduce baking temperature 25°F.
• Use suggested baking time.
• Use temperature and time recommended in recipe
for pies, breads, and casseroles.
• Place rack in center of oven.
Ovenproof glassware,
ceramic glass, or ceramic
• Brown, crisp crusts
• May reduce baking temperature 25°F.
Insulated cookie sheets or • Little or no bottom browning
baking pans
• Place in the bottom third of oven.
• May need to increase baking time.
Stainless steel
• Light, golden crusts
• Uneven browning
• May need to increase baking time.
Stoneware
• Crisp crusts
• Follow manufacturer's instructions.
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USING YOUR RANGE
THE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL
Electronic
display
ON
Indicator lights
(see below)
BAKE
BROIL
START ?
HEAT
CLEAN
Bake pad
(pp. 11, 13)
SELF-CLEANING OVEN
DOOR LOCKED
Auto clean pad
(p. 20)
BAKE
CUSTOM AUTO
BROIL CLEAN
TEMP
START
OFF
ENTER
CANCEL
5 SEC
Custom broil
pad
(pp. 14, 15)
Start/enter
pad
Off/cancel pad
Temperature pad
(pp. 11, 13, 15, 20)
Display
Using the control lock
• When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear
The control lock lets you disable the control panel
command pads. The control lock comes in handy
when you want to prevent others from using the oven.
on the display until you press any command pad.
If “PF” again appears on the display, your electricity was off for a while.
• When you are using the oven, the display will
show preheat times and temperature settings.
• When you are not using the oven, the display will
be blank.
• When setting a function, if you do not press
START/ENTER within 5 seconds, the Start?
indicator light will flash. If you do not press
START/ENTER within 5 minutes, the function
will be canceled.
Indicator lights
An indicator light to the left of the display lights up
when you are in a setting. An indicator light on the
display lights up when the oven is on.
NOTES:
• You can only use the control lock when the oven is
not in use or the control has not been set.
• Set the control lock when cleaning the control
panel to prevent yourself from accidentally turning
on the oven.
To lock the control panel:
Press and hold START/ENTER for 5 seconds. You will
hear a single tone and “Loc” will appear on
the temperature display for 5 seconds.
START
“Loc” will then appear whenever a
ENTER
command pad is pressed.
5 SEC
To unlock the control panel:
Press and hold START/ENTER for 5 seconds. You will
hear a single tone, and “Loc” will
disappear from the temperature display.
START
ENTER
5 SEC
STARTING/CANCELING A FUNCTION
After setting a function for the first time, you must
press START/ENTER to start the
function.
START
ENTER
5 SEC
10
OFF/CANCEL will cancel any function except for
the control lock.
OFF
CANCEL
USING YOUR RANGE
BAKING/ROASTING
IMPORTANT: Do not try to light the oven burner
during a power failure.
1. Place the racks where you need them.
Front
For more information,
see “Positioning racks
and pans” in the “Using
the oven” section.
NOTE: Do not place food
directly on the oven door
or the oven bottom.
Rear
2. Choose the bake setting.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
YOU SEE
ON
The bake indicator light will light up.
BAKE
3. Set the temperature (optional).
Do this step if you want to set a temperature
other than 350°F. Press ▲ to raise the temperature or ▼ to lower the temperature in 5°F
amounts. You can set a temperature anywhere
from 170°F to 500°F. Use these pads until the
desired temperature shows on the display.
4. When roasting, put your food in the oven. You
do not have to preheat the oven when
roasting unless your
recipe recommends
it.
PRESS
(example for bake at 375°F)
Roasting meats and poultry
• For even cooking, place the meat on a rack in a
shallow pan. This keeps the meat out of the
drippings and allows the heat to circulate better.
• Use a meat thermometer for the most accurate
doneness. Insert it so the tip is in the center of
the largest muscle or thickest portion of the meat
or poultry. Make sure the thermometer is not
touching bone, fat, or the bottom of the pan.
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USING YOUR RANGE
BAKING/ROASTING (CONT.)
5. Press START/ENTER
The preheat conditioning time counts down the
approximate preheat time after the oven temperature has been set and START has been
pressed. The preheat, bake, and on indicator
lights will light up. The oven control automatically sets preheating times based on the oven
temperature you select:
• For 245°F and less, the preheating time is
4 minutes.
• For 250°F-445°F, the preheating time is
10 minutes.
• For 450°F and above, the preheating time is
15 minutes.
The oven is preheated and ready to use when
you hear a 1-second tone, the on indicator light
goes off, the countdown is finished, and the set
temperature is displayed.
The preheat and set temperatures may be
different at the end of the countdown. This is
normal.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
START
ENTER
5 SEC
(example for set temperature
of 350°F)
YOU SEE
ON
NOTES:
• The preheat conditioning countdown will be
displayed in minutes from 14 minutes to 10
minutes, then minutes and seconds from 9:59
until the preheat countdown is finished.
• When the oven temperature is greater than
170°F, no preheat conditioning time will be
shown on the display.
• You can change the temperature setting any
time after pressing START/ENTER. You do not
have to press START/ENTER again.
• The preheat conditioning time will not change
if you reset the temperature before the countdown time ends.
6. During baking/roasting, the oven burner will turn
on and off to keep the oven temperature at the
setting.
7. After cooking, turn off the oven.
Saving energy
• To avoid loss of heat, open the oven door as
little as possible.
• Use a timer to keep track of cooking time.
• Plan your meals for the most efficient use of
the oven by cooking more than one food at a
time, or baking while the oven is still hot after
cooking a meal.
PRESS
YOU SEE
(a blank display)
OFF
CANCEL
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USING YOUR RANGE
ADJUSTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Although your new oven is properly adjusted to
provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster
or slower than your old oven.
If you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting
results, you can change the offset temperature by
following the steps below.
NOTE: DO NOT measure the oven temperature with
a thermometer. Opening the oven door will lower
the oven temperature and give you an incorrect
reading. Also, the thermometer temperature reading
will change as your oven cycles.
1. Press and hold BAKE for 5 seconds.
The display will show the current offset temperature, for example “00,” if you have not already
adjusted the temperature.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
BAKE
(factory setting of “0”)
2. Set the new offset temperature.
PRESS
Press s to raise the temperature or t to lower
the temperature in 10°F amounts. You can set
the temperature change to as low as -30°F or as
high as +30°F. A minus (-) sign will appear before
the number when decreasing the temperature
setting. The minus sign shows the oven will be
cooler by the displayed amount. There is no sign
in front of the number when increasing the
temperature setting.
3. Enter the adjustment.
NOTE: The oven control will stay adjusted even
after a power failure.
YOU SEE
ON
(example when making oven
10°F cooler)
PRESS
YOU SEE
(a blank display)
START
ENTER
5 SEC
How to determine the amount of
adjustment needed
The chart at the right tells you how much to adjust
the offset temperature to get the cooking results
you want. You can figure out cooking results by the
amount of browning, moistness, and rising times for
baked foods.
TO COOK
FOOD ...
A little more
Moderately more
Much more
A little less
Moderately less
Much less
ADJUST BY
THIS NUMBER
OF DEGREES
(FAHRENHEIT)
+10
+20
+30
-10
-20
-30
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USING YOUR RANGE
BROILING
NOTE:
• Do not preheat when broiling unless your recipe
recommends it.
2. Put your food on the broiler pan and place the
pan in the center of the
oven rack.
1. Place the rack where you need it. See “Broiling
guidelines” later in this
section.
Front
Rear
3. Close the door.
4. Press CUSTOM BROIL.
The broil indicator light will light up.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
YOU SEE
ON
CUSTOM
BROIL
5. Start the oven.
The on and heat indicator lights will light up.
NOTE: You can change the temperature setting
any time after pressing START/ENTER. To
change the setting, see “To custom broil at a
lower temperature” later in this section.
PRESS
START
ENTER
5 SEC
6. After broiling, turn off the oven.
PRESS
YOU SEE
(a blank display)
OFF
CANCEL
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USING YOUR RANGE
BROILING (CONT.)
To custom broil at a lower temperature:
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
• If your food is cooking too fast, press the t temp
pad until “325°F” shows on the display.
(example shows broil at
325°F)
• If you want your food to broil slower from the
start, press CUSTOM BROIL and press the
t temp pad so a temperature between 300°F
and 525°F shows on the display. Press
START/ENTER.
Lower temperature settings let the broil burner
cycle and slow cooking results. The lower the
temperature, the slower the cooking.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
CUSTOM
BROIL
(example shows broil at
400°F)
NOTE: Fish and chicken are some foods that
may cook better if you use lower broiling temperatures.
START
ENTER
5 SEC
Broiling guidelines
• Use only the broiler pan and grid provided. They
are designed to drain extra juices from the
cooking surface. This drainage helps prevent
spatter and smoke.
• To make sure the juices drain well, do not cover
the grid with foil.
• Trim excess fat to reduce spattering. Slit the fat
on the edges to prevent curling.
• Use tongs to turn meat to avoid losing juices.
• Pull out oven rack to stop position before turning
or removing food.
• 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.
• For easier cleaning, line the bottom of the pan
with aluminum foil. Clean the pan and grid as
soon as possible after each use.
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USING YOUR RANGE
BROILING (CONT.)
Broiling guidelines (cont.)
Recommended rack positions are numbered from
the bottom (1) to the top
(5). For best results,
place food 3 inches or
more from broil burner.
MEAT
RACK
POSITION
Steak, 1" thick
medium rare
medium
well done
4
Ground Meat Patties, 3⁄4" thick, well done
APPROXIMATE TIME
(MINUTES)
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
14-15
15-16
18-19
7-8
8-9
9-10
4
13-14
6-7
Pork Chops, 1" thick
4
21-22
10-11
Ham Slice, 1⁄2" thick, precooked
4
8-10
4-5
Frankfurters
4
6-7
3-4
Lamb Chops, 1" thick
4
15-17
8-9
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
3
4
18-20
12-16
18-20
11-16
Fish fillets 1⁄4-1⁄2" thick
4
8-10
4-5
Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted for individual tastes.
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USING YOUR RANGE
THE OVEN VENT
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through
a vent that is near the middle of the backguard. The
vent lets air circulate properly. Be careful not to
block the vent, or you will get poor baking/roasting
results.
Oven vent
ON
NOTE: Never store plastics, paper, or other items
that could melt or burn near the oven vent, or any
of the surface burners.
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 the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
wWARNING
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
Range Foot
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.
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USING YOUR RANGE
THE STORAGE DRAWER
Use the storage drawer to store cookware. You can
remove the drawer to make it easier to clean under the
range.
Removing the storage drawer:
1. Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the
2.
drawer straight out to the first stop. (The stops are
small, round objects formed in the slide rail. They
keep the drawer from sliding all the way out.) Then
lift the front of the drawer and pull it out to the second stop.
Lift the back of the drawer slightly and slide it all the
way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Position the drawer so that the lower drawer
2.
guides rest just inside the front frame lip.
Lift the front of the drawer and push it in until the
metal stops on the drawer slide rails clear the
upper drawer guides. Then slide the drawer
closed.
Lower slide rail
(inside drawer
Upper drawer
opening)
guides
(on inside walls)
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Drawer
slide rail
Lower
drawer guide
USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE
wWARNING
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning cycle.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns, or illness from inhaling
dangerous fumes.
BEFORE YOU START
Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle, make
sure you:
• Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get
hot enough during the Self-Cleaning cycle for
soil to burn away. Use hot water and detergent
or a soapy, steel-wool pad for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the gasket.
You may get poor cleaning, baking, and roasting.
• Do not let water, cleaner, etc., enter slots on door
and frame.
• Remove the broiler pan and grid and any
cookware/bakeware being stored in the oven.
• Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help
reduce smoke during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
• Wipe up food spills containing sugar as soon as
possible after the oven cools down. When sugar
is heated to a high temperature in the SelfCleaning cycle, the high temperature can cause
the sugar to burn and react with the porcelain.
This can cause staining and etching or pitting.
• Remove the oven racks from the oven if you want
them to remain shiny. You can clean the oven
racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, but they will
become harder to slide. (See the “Cleaning chart”
in the “Caring for Your Range” section.) If you
clean the racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place
them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (The guides
are counted from bottom to top.)
• Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated
by opening a window or by turning on a vent
hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely
sensitive to the fumes given off during the SelfCleaning cycle. Move birds to another closed and
well ventilated room.
DO NOT
hand-clean
gasket
Hand-clean
frame
Hand-clean
door around
edge
TIPS:
• Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors,
and smoke.
• Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
• Do not block the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results.
• Do not leave plastic utensils on the cooktop. They
may melt.
• Do not leave any foil in the oven during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt and
damage the oven surface.
• The oven light will not work during the SelfCleaning cycle.
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USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE
SETTING THE CONTROLS
1. Press AUTO CLEAN.
The clean indicator light will light up.
This will automatically set a 31⁄2-hour
Self-Cleaning cycle.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
YOU SEE
ON
AUTO
CLEAN
NOTE: There will be a 30-minute cool-down
1
⁄2 hour before the cycle is over.
2. Set the cleaning time (optional).
PRESS
If you want a Self-Cleaning cycle longer or
shorter than 31⁄2 hours, use the hour and minute
pads to set the cleaning time you want. Press
the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until a time
between 21⁄2-41⁄2 hours shows on the
display.
for light soil.
• Use 211⁄2 hours
• Use 3 ⁄2-41⁄2 hours for average to heavy soil.
3. Start the oven.
(example for 4 1⁄2-hour
cleaning time)
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
The on and heat indicator lights will light up.
NOTES:
• Make sure the door is closed all the way. If the
door is open even a little, it will not lock. If the
door is closed, it will lock after you press
START/ENTER.
• Do not attempt to open the oven door while
locking.
START
ENTER
5 SEC
4. After the Self-Cleaning cycle starts:
The door locked indicator light will light up when
the oven door locks.
5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle ends and the oven
YOU SEE
reaches normal baking/roasting temperatures:
The clean, door locked, and on indicator lights
will go out and the door unlocks.
Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the display.
PRESS
OFF
CANCEL
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ON
USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE
SETTING THE CONTROLS (CONT.)
6. After the oven cools to room temperature, wipe
off any residue or ash with a damp cloth or
sponge. If needed, touch up spots with a
mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
To stop the self-cleaning cycle at
any time:
If the oven temperature is above normal broiling
temperatures, the Self-Cleaning cycle will start a
30-minute cool down. The clean and door locked
indicator lights will stay on.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
OFF
CANCEL
ON
HOW THE CYCLE WORKS
875°F ( 468°C )
CLEANING CYCLE
Temperature
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to burn
away soil and grease. During the cycle, the oven
gets much hotter than it does for normal baking or
broiling. This high heat breaks up the soil or grease
and burns it away.
Your oven is automatically preset for a 31⁄2-hour
Self-Cleaning cycle.
The graph at the right shows you what happens
in a 31⁄2-hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Notice that the
heating stops 1⁄2 hour before the 31⁄2-hour setting
is up.
OVEN SHUT OFF
( normal broiling temperature )
DOOR UNLOCKS
DOOR LOCKS
START
1
2
3
4
STOP
Time In Hours
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
CLEANING CHART
Before cleaning, always make sure all controls are off and the range is cool. Refer to instructions on all
cleaning products before using them to clean your range.
PART
CLEANING METHOD
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Control Knobs
• Soap and water
• Dishwasher
• DO NOT use steel wool or
abrasive cleaners.
• Pull knobs straight away from
control panel.
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
Control Panel
• Soap and water
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
• Spray glass cleaner
• Apply spray cleaner to paper
towel, do not spray directly on
panel.
Exterior Surfaces*
(excluding control panel and
oven door glass)
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid cleaner
• Spray glass cleaner
• DO NOT use abrasive or harsh
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Gently clean around the model
cleaners like chlorine bleach,
ammonia or oven cleaners.
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
and serial plate, too much
scrubbing could remove the
numbers.
• NOTE: To avoid product
damage, do not remove the
cooktop.
Surface burner grates*
• Light to moderate soil
• Soap and water
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Clean as soon as they become
dirty.
• Wash, rinse and dry well.
• Dishwasher
• Heavy burned on soils
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Mild abrasive powdered cleanser
and water
• Repeat steps of cleaning process
(with items at left) as needed,
until soil is completely removed.
• Rinse thoroughly and dry.
*When the cooktop is cool, remove all spills and clean. Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato,
may affect the finish.
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
CLEANING CHART (CONT.)
PART
CLEANING METHOD
Surface burners
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
• See “Lift-up cooktop and surface
burners” in the “Caring for your
range” section.
Oven door glass
Oven cavity
• Food spills containing
sugar and/or milk
• All other spills
Oven racks
• Soap and water
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Spray glass cleaner
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
• Soap and water
• When oven cools, wash, rinse
cloth.
• Wipe with paper towel.
and dry with soft cloth. See
the “Using the self-cleaning
cycle” section.
• Self-cleaning cycle
• See the “Using the self-cleaning
• Soap and water
• Steel wool pad
• Self-cleaning cycle
• Wash, rinse and dry.
cycle” section.
• Place on 2nd and 4th rack
guides. Racks will discolor and
become harder to slide. After
cleaning, apply vegetable oil to
rack guides for easier sliding.
Broiler pan and grid
• Soap and water
• Steel wool pad
• Dishwasher
• Solution of 1/2 cup ammonia to
1 gallon water
• Mild abrasive cleanser or
commercial oven cleaner
• Wash, rinse and dry.
• Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub
with plastic scrubbing pad.
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
LIFT-UP COOKTOP AND SURFACE BURNERS
1. Remove the surface burner grates.
2. Lift the front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock
into place.
NOTE: Do not drop the
cooktop. Damage could
result to the porcelain
and the cooktop frame.
5. Check the burner flames once in a while for proper
size and shape as shown.
A good flame is blue in
Ports
color. If flames lift away
1 "
from ports, are yellow,
2
or are noisy, turn off the
burner. Allow the burner
to cool and follow Step 6.
If you still have a problem,
contact an authorized service technician to check
the air/gas mixture or see
the Installation Instructions.
6. If the ports are clogged, clean with a straight
pin. DO NOT enlarge
or distort the ports.
DO NOT use a toothpick to clean the ports.
Toothpick pieces may
clog the ports.
3. Wipe the surface under the cooktop with warm,
soapy water and a
sponge. Use a soapfilled plastic scrubbing
pad on heavily soiled
areas.
7. To lower the cooktop, lift the cooktop from both
sides while pressing the
support rods back to
unlock them. Lower the
cooktop into place.
4. Wipe off the surface burners with warm, soapy
water and a sponge
after each use. To
remove cooked-on food,
soak the burners in a
vinegar and water solution for 20-30 minutes.
Then scrub them with a
plastic scrubbing pad.
(See the “Cleaning
chart” section for more
information.)
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8. Replace the surface burner grates.
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR
For normal use of your range, you do not need to
remove the door. However, if you find it necessary
to remove the door, follow the instructions in this
section.
Door removal
pin hole
Door stop clip
NOTE: The oven door is heavy.
Before removing the door:
1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at
the bottom corner of the door stop clip.
2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front
frame hinge slot. Take care not to scratch
porcelain.
3. Repeat procedure for other door stop clip.
Range
Hinge
hanger
Front frame
hinge slot
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.
2. Carefully 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.
4. Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge
hangers will slide out of front frame hinge slot.
To replace:
NOTE: The door removal pins you inserted must
still be in both door hinges.
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers
on the front of the door and your thumbs on the
inside surface.
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR (CONT.)
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. Rotate top of door toward range. Slide hinge
hangers down onto front frame support pins.
NOTE: Make sure the hinge hangers are fully
seated and engaged on the support pins.
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.
Door stop
clip
Door removal
pin hole
Hinge
hanger
Support pins
Front frame
hinge slot
Door removal
pin hole
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Range
Angular
surface of
door stop
clip
TROUBLESHOOTING
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you
still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 29.
RANGE DOES NOT WORK
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Nothing works
• The range is not plugged into a properly grounded outlet (120v polarized).
• The range is not properly connected to the gas supply. Contact an
authorized service technician to reconnect the range to the gas supply. (See
the Installation Instructions.)
• You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
OVEN/BROILER BURNER
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The oven does not work
• You have not set the electronic control correctly. Refer to setting the
electronic oven control section. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control”
section.)
• The main or regulator gas shutoff valve is in the off position. (See the
Installation Instructions.)
The burner fails to light
The burner flames lift
away from the ports, are
yellow, or are noisy
• The ignitor is broken. Contact an authorized service technician to replace it.
• You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
• The air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact an authorized service technician to
check the air/gas mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
SURFACE BURNERS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The burner fails to light
• The control knob is not set correctly. Push in the control knobs before
turning them. Make sure the control knob is turned to the Light position.
(See page 6.)
• You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
• The burner ports may be clogged. Clean them with a straight pin. (See
page 24.)
The burner flames are
uneven
• The burner ports may be clogged. Clean them with a straight pin. (See
The burner flames lift off
the ports, are yellow, or
are noisy when turned off
• The burner needs cleaning. (See page 24.)
• The air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact an authorized service technician
The burner makes a
popping noise when on
• The burner is wet from washing. Let it dry.
page 24.)
to check the air/gas mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WHEN SELF-CLEANING YOUR OVEN
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The Self-Cleaning cycle
will not work
• You did not press START/ENTER.
• The door is not closed all the way.
COOKING RESULTS
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Cookware not level
on cooktop
(Check to see if liquids
are level in cookware)
• Level the range. (See the Installation Instructions.)
• Use cookware with a flat bottom.
Excessive heat on cooktop
in areas around cookware
• Choose cookware the same size or slightly larger than the burner flame.
The oven temperature
seems too low or too high
• Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature
Slow baking or roasting
• Increase baking or roasting time.
• Increase temperature 25° F.
• Preheat oven to selected temperature before placing food in when
control” section.)
preheating is recommended.
• Choose bakeware that will allow 2 inches of air space around all sides.
• Open oven door to check food when timer signals shortest time suggested
in recipe.
• Oven peeking can make cooking times longer.
Baked items too brown
on bottom
Unevenly baked items
Crust edge browns
before pie is done
• Preheat oven to selected temperature before placing food in oven.
• Choose bakeware that will allow 2 inches of air space around all sides.
• Position rack higher in oven.
• Decrease oven temperature 15° to 25° F.
• Level the range.
• Bake in center of oven with 2 inches of space around each pan.
• Check to make sure batter is level in pan.
• Shield edge with foil.
DISPLAY MESSAGES
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The display is showing
“PF”
• There has been a power failure. Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the display.
“F” followed by a
number shows on the
display
• Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the display. If an “F” code appears again,
(See page 10.)
call for service. (See “If You Need Assistance or Service” on page 29.)
If none of these items are causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 29.
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REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you
the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center toll free at 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants are available to
assist you.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see the “A Note to You” section).
This information will help us better respond to
your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line
of appliances
• Installation information
• Use and maintenance procedures
• Accessory and repair parts sales
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speak-
ing, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors
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, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT PARTS
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use FSP® factory authorized
parts. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same exacting
specifications used to build every new
WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
or your nearest authorized service center.
FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE
If you need further assistance, you can write to
Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
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INDEX
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
ANTI-TIP BRACKET................................................3, 17
FEATURES ....................................................................5
ASSISTANCE ..............................................................29
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER ..................................2
BAKING
Aluminum foil ............................................................9
Bakeware ..................................................................9
Pans ..........................................................................8
Preheat conditioning ..............................................12
Racks ........................................................................8
Setting cycle............................................................11
Tips..........................................................................12
OVEN
Door ..................................................................25, 26
BROILING
Grid..........................................................................14
Guidelines ........................................................15, 16
Pan ..........................................................................14
Setting cycle............................................................14
PARTS ..........................................................................5
CLEANING
Broiler pan and grid ................................................23
Control knobs..........................................................22
Control panel ..........................................................22
Exterior surfaces ....................................................22
Oven cavity ............................................................23
Oven door glass ......................................................23
Oven racks ..............................................................23
Self-cleaning cycle ..................................................19
Surface burners ................................................23, 24
Surface burner grates ............................................22
Surface under cooktop ..........................................24
CONTROL PANEL
Burner heat settings..................................................6
Control knobs............................................................6
Surface burner markers ............................................5
COOKWARE
Canning ....................................................................7
Materials....................................................................7
Tips............................................................................7
ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL
Canceling ................................................................10
Control lock ............................................................10
Display ....................................................................10
Starting....................................................................10
OVEN TEMPERATURE
Adjusting ................................................................13
Setting ....................................................................11
OVEN VENT ................................................................17
PANS ............................................................................8
RACKS ..........................................................................8
ROASTING
Pans ..........................................................................8
Racks ........................................................................8
Setting cycle............................................................11
Tips..........................................................................11
SAFETY ....................................................................3, 4
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE
Before you start ......................................................19
How the cycle works ..............................................21
Setting the controls ..........................................20, 21
Tips..........................................................................19
SERVICE ....................................................................29
STORAGE DRAWER ..................................................18
SURFACE BURNERS
Control knobs............................................................6
Control setting guide ................................................6
Power failure ............................................................7
Surface burner markers ............................................5
Tips............................................................................6
TROUBLESHOOTING ..........................................27, 28
WARRANTY ................................................................32
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WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL GAS RANGE
®
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials
or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
service company.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from 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 dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section, or by calling the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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