WhidpOOl SO-INCH SET-IN SELF-CLEANiNG ELECTRIC RANGE

WhidpOOl SO-INCH
SET-IN
SELF-CLEANiNG ELECTRIC RANGE
Model RS6406XK
Surface
-ontrot
Unit
Panel
Porceloln-Enamel
Reflector
Bowl
with Chrome Trtm
Bake Element
Model and Serial
Number Plate
A
Lock Lever Cover
Panel
Fiberglass
Heat Seal
Oven Front
Frame
Copy
If you need service
InformatIon
ready:
1 Complete
just behind
2 Purchase
Your Model
and Serial Numbers
or ( all with a question,
Model and Serial Numbers
the oven door)
or installation
date
See the “Cooking
have this
Model
Number
Serial
Number
[from the plate
from your sales
Copy this information
in these spaces.
your warranty and the sales slip together
place
Here
slip
Purchase/lnstallatlon
Keep this book,
in a handy
Guide”for
Service
important
safety
Company
information.
Date
and Phone
Number
Your
respon&iIities.
.
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Proper installation
and safe use of the range are your personal
responsibilities.
Read this “Use and Care Guide”and
the “Cooking
Guide”carefully
for important
use and safety information.
Installation
You must be sure your range Is...
l installed
and leveled in a cabinet and on a floor that will hold
the weight;
l installed
in a well-ventilated
area protected
from the
weather;
l properly
connected
to the correct electric supply and
grounding.
(See “Installation
Instructions.“)
Proper use
You must be sure your range is...
l used only for jobs expected
of home ranges;
l used only by people
who can
operate it properly;
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Contents
Your Respl3nstb,,l!les
Installat 9~‘
Proper I S?
Satey
Ustng YOLK Range
Surface Unit Conrro
Oven Controri
Baking
Resetttng the Ove*\ Temoerature-Control
Broilrng
Oven Rack PosItions
Setting the Clock
Minute Timer
Automatrc
MEALTlMt R Clock
Oven Light
Oven Vent
Optional
Rottsserre
Cleaning
and Caring for Your Range
The Control Panel and Knobs
Surface Units and Reflector Bowls
Cleaning
Chart
Ustng the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
If You Need Service or Assistance
1 Before Calling for Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service.
4. If You Have a Problem
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*Tmk
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Using your range
Automatic
MEALTIMER
Clock
I
Clock
and M&ute
Timer
Stop lime
Start Time Knob
Knob
>Surface
Unit
Indicators
SURFACE UNIT CONTROLS
knobs must be
in before turning them
to a setting.
They can be set
anywhere
between
HI and OFF.
Control
pushed
Surface
> Control
One of the signal lights will
glow when a surface unit is on.
Be sure all lights are off when
you are not cooking.
Unit
Knobs
Turn to setting.
Until you get used to the settings,
lowing as a guide.
-Signal
Lights
use the fol-
MFD
Use HI to start
foods cooking
or
to bring liquids to
a boil.
Use ME&HI to
hold a rapid boil
or to fry chicken
or pancakes.
Use MED for
gravy, puddings
and icings or to
cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
SURFACE
UNITS:
Use MED-LO to
keep food
cooking
after
starting it on a
higher setting.
Use LO to keep
food warm until
ready to serve.
Set the heat
higher or lower
within the LO
band to keep
food at the
temperature
you
want.
Element
will be
black during
cooking
if contact
with bottom of pan
is good. Element
will not turn red if
good contact is
made.
Tmk
Oven
4.
Let the oven preheat until the Signal Light
goes off.
5. Put food in the oven.
6. When done baking, turn both knobs to
OFF.
Selector
Adjustable
Oven Temperature
Control
Durlng baking, the elements will turn on
and off to help hold the oven temperature
at
the settlng. (The top element will never turn
red, but will be hot.) The Signal Light will turn
on and off with the elements.
RESETTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL Does your new oven seem to be hotter or colder at the same
old oven? The temperature
setting in your old oven may have
ally over the years. The accurate
setting of your new oven can
If you think the oven temperature
needs adjusting, follow these
settings than your
changed
graduseem different.
steps:
OFF
OFF
Too&
Lockin’g Screw
1.
PUII out the center
of the Oven Temperature Control.
2. Loosen the locking screw.
mghten
the locking
screw.
Notches
3. To lower the temperature, move
black ring so tooth is
closer to LO. Each
notch equals
about IO’F (5-C).
Replace
the knob.
Tooih
4.
Notches
To raise the temperature, move
black ring so tooth is
closer to HI. Each
notch equals
about IO‘F (5-C).
5
1.
Place the rack where you
want it for broiling. (See
below for suggestions.)
2.
Put broiler pan and food
on the rack
3.
Set Oven Selector
BROIL.
4.
Set Oven Temperature
Control to BROIL (Set on a
lower temperature
for
slower broiling
See
below.)
5.
During broiling the oven
door must be partly open.
A built-in stop will hold it
there
6.
When broiling is done,
turn both knobs to OFF.
to
Broiling can be slowed by setttng the Oven Temperature
Control to a setting
lower than BROIL When it’s on BROIL, the broil element IS on all the time When it’s
on a temperature.
the element turns off and on The lower the temperature
setting
the shorter are the times when the element IS on
The Oven Selector must be on BROIL and the door partly
open for all broiling temperatures.
OVEN RACK POSITIONS
Position
racks
before
turning
on the oven.
Brorl Element
BAKING OR ROASTING
BROILING
Food for baking or roasting should be
placed
In the center of the oven
Always leave at least I’ z to 2 inches
(4-5 cm] between the sides of a pan and the
oven wall and another pan For more informatron. see the “Cooking
Guide ”
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Adjust the top rack so the food to be broiled
is at a suggested
distance from the broil element. (See page 7.) ALWAYS broil with the
door open to the broil-stop.
Su gested oven-rack
positions
di werent kinds of meats.
Food
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well done
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Hamburgers
Lamb Chops
Medium
Ham slice, precooked
or tendered
Canadian
Bacon
Pork Rib or Loin Chop
Well done
Chicken
Fish
Liver
and broiling
times for
Approximate
Minutes Selector set to BROIL
1st side
2nd side
Descrlptlon
Inches [cm) tram top
ot food to Broil Element
1” (2.5 cm]
1" (2.5 cm)
1" (2.5 cm)
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
7-9
9-11
11-13
3-5
4-7
5-7
1 'A" (4 cm)
1%" (4 cm)
1%" (4 cm)
%” (1 cm)
4”-5”
4”-5”
4”-5”
3" (8
13-15
17-19
19-21
6-8
6-8
8-l 0
14-16
4-5
1" (2.5 cm)
‘/2-l”
(I-2.5 cm)
‘A” (1 cm)
%“-I”
(2-2.5 cm)
2-3 lb.
(l-l.5 kg)
cut in half
whole
fillets
%,‘-3/4”
(l-2 cm)
3” (8 cm)
6-8
4-5
3” (8 cm)
3" (8 cm)
6-8
6
4-5
4
Frankfurters
(1 O-l 3 cm)
(1 O-l 3 cm)
(1 O-l 3 cm)
cm)
4"-5" (IO-13 cm)
15
10
7"-9"(18-23
3' (8 cm)
3" (8 cm)
25-30
11-16
7-8
IO-12
9-14
5-7
3
6-7
3
4-5
cm)
3" (8 cm)
4"-5O (IO-13 cm)
SETTING THE CLOCK
1.
Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwtse until clock hands show the right time
of day.
USING THE MINUTE
1.
2.
Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn
clockwise
until the Minute Timer hand
points to OFF. If you push m on the knob, you
willchonge
the time of day
2.
Turn the hand back to the setting you
want.
When the set time is up, a buzzer will
sound.
Turn the hand to OFF to stop the buzzing.
TIMER
Without pushing it in, turn the Minute Timer
Knob until the hand passes the setting
you want.
3.
4.
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USING THE AUTOMATIC
MEALTIMER:‘: CLOCK
The Automatic
MEALTIMER Clock is designed
you set...even when you are not around.
To start and stop baking
to turn the oven on and off at times
automatically:
1.
Put the racks where you
want them and place the
food In the oven.
2.
4.
Push in and turn the Stop
Time Knob clockwise
to the time you want the
oven to shut off.
5. Set the Oven Selector
TIMED BAKE.
7.
After baking is done,
both knobs to OFF.
8.
To stop baking
turn
Make sure the clock is set
to the right time of dav.
on
3.
Push in and turn the Start
Time Knob clockwise
to the time YOU want ba king to start.
6.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the baking
temperature
you want.
To stop the oven before
the preset time, turn both
knobs to OFF
automatically:
1.
Put the racks where you want them and
place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the right time
of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut
Off.
4.
5.
Set the Oven Selector on TIMED BAKE.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the
baking temperature
you want.
6. After baking is done, turn both knobs to
OFF.
7. To stop the oven before the preset time,
turn both knobs to OFF.
SPECIAL CAUTION:
Use foods that will not go bad or spoil
while waiting for cooking
to start. Avoid
using dishes with milk or eggs, cream
soups, cooked
meats or fish, or any item
with baking powder or yeast.
Smoked or frozen meats may be used;
so can vegetables,
fruits and casseroletype foods. Vegetables
can be cooked
in
a covered
baking dish with about a halfcup (118 ml) of water for 1 to 1% hours.
Any food that has to wait for cooking
to
start should be very cold or frozen before
it is put in the oven. MOST UNFROZEN
FOODS SHOULD NEVER STAND MORE THAN
TWO HOURS BEFORE COOKING STARTS.
THE OVEN LIGHT
The oven liaht will come
door is closed.
To replace
1.
on when you open the oven door. It goes off when the
the light bulb:
Turn off the electric
at the main power
power
supply.
4. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb
available
from most grocery, variety and
hardware stores.
2. Remove the bulb cover by
pulling out on the wire
holder and moving it to the
side.
3. Remove the light bulb from
its socket.
5. Replace the bulb cover
and snap the wire holder
in place. The bulb must
have this cover when the
oven is being used.
6. Turn electrical
power back
on at main power supply.
THE OVEN VENT
When the oven
escape through
surface unit. The
circulation
in the
Do not block
is on, hot air and moisture
a vent under the right rear
vent is needed for air
oven
the vent. Poor baking
can result.
THE OPTIONAL ROTISSERIE
If you would like a rotisserie for your oven, you can
order a kit (Part No. 261881) from your dealer.
The kit includes easy installation
instructions.
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Cleaning and caring
for your range
SURFACE UNITS AND
REFLECTOR BOWLS
CONTROL PANELS AND KNOBS
REMOVING
1.
1.
2.
3.
First make sure knobs are set on OFF then
A
pull knob stralght off.
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Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth
wipe the panel Rinse and wipe dry.
Wash knobs in warm
well and dry.
soapy
water
Be sure surface
2. Lift the edge of the unit opposite the receptacle just enough to clearthe
reflector bowl.
to
3.
Pull the surface
recebtacle.
1
10
Push the knobs straight
they point to OFF.
back
unit straight
4.
Lift out the reflector
1.
Be sure surface
away
from the
bowl and trim ring
Rinse
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4.
units are OFF and COOL.
on. Make sure
2.
unit controls
\
are OFF.
Receptacle
Opening
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Line up opening
in the reflector
bowl
notch in trim ring with the surface
receptacle.
and
unit
Terminal
5.
3.
Hold the surface unrt as level as possrble
with the termrnal
just started
into the
receptacle
4.
Whrle pushing the surface unlttermrnal
Into
the receptacle.
lift a little on the edge of
the unrt nearest the receptacle.
When the terminal
is pushed into the receptacle
as far as it will go, the surface unit
will fit into the trim ring.
Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the
utensils on the surface units. They also help
catch spills. When they are kept clean, they
reflect heat better and look new longer.
If a trim ring gets discolored,
some of the
utensils used may not be flut enough. Or
some may be too large for the surface unit.
In either case, some of the heat that is meant
to go into or around a utensil goes down
and heats the trim ring. This extra heat can
discolor it.
CLEANING CHART
PART
WHAT TO USE
Outside
of range
HOW TO CLEAN
Soft cloth, warm soapy water
Nylon or plastic scouring
pad for
stubborn
spots
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Surface
units
No cleaning
required
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Control
knobs
Warm, sudsy water
and bristle
brush
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Porcelain-enamel
reflector
bowls
Chrome
Automatic
dishwasher
or warm,
soapy water
Self-Cleaning
Oven cycle
trim rings
Porcelain-enamel
broiler pan and grid
Surface unit control
panel
Oven control panel
Oven
racks
Oven door
Self-Cleaning
Oven
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Automatic
dishwasher
or warm,
soapy water or plastic scrubbing
pad
Warm, soapy water or soapy steel
wool pads
Warm, soapy water
Warm, soapy water
Commercial
glass cleaner
Self-Cleaning
Oven cycle
Warm, soapy water or soapy steel
wool pads
Warm, soapy water or plastic
scrubbing
pad
Commercial
glass cleaner
For areas outside Self-Cleaning
area
use warm, soapy water or soapy steel
wool pads
Do not use commercial
Do not use foil to line the bottom
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Wipe off regularly
when range is cool.
Do not allow food containing
acids [such as
vinegar, tomato,
lemon juice or milk) to remain
on surface. Acids will remove the glossy finish.
Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleansers.
Spatters or spills will burn off.
Do not immerse in water.
Wash, rinse and dry well
Do not soak.
Wipe out excess spills. Wash with other
cooking
utensils for routine cleaning.
Place upside down on oven racks in oven
during Self-Cleaning
Oven cycle.
Wash with other cooking
utensils.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
Wash with other cooking
utensils.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
Wash, rinse and dry with soft cloth.
Wash, rinse and dry with soft cloth.
Follow directions
provided
with cleaner.
l Leave
in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
l Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy
steel wool pads
for stubborn
areas.
l Make
certain oven is cool. Wash, rinse and dry
well with soft cloth.
l Follow
directions
provided
with cleaner.
l Clean
before usin Self-Cleaning
cycle to
prevent burn-on o?soil.
l Follow
directions
given on page 12,“Using the
Self-Cleaning
Cycle.”
oven cleaners.
of your Self-Cleanlng
Oven.
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USING THE SELF-CLEANING
CYCLE
The self-cleaning
cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil. Before
you start, make sure you understand
exactly how to use the cycle
safely.
BEFORE YOU START
Clean Frame
Clean Door
DO NOT
Clean Seal
1.
Clean areas that may not be cleaned
during the cycle. Use hot water and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad on...
l the frame
around the oven
l the inside
of the door, especially
the part
outside the oven seal.
DO NOT try to clean the fiberglass
seal. DO
NOT move it or bend it.
2.
Remove any pots or pans you may have
stored in the oven. They can’t stand the
high heat.
3.
Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will
help reduce smoke during the cleaning
cycle.
4.
Make sure the motor socket cover is
closed if your oven has a rotisserie.
5.
Put oven racks on the top two guides. Put
two reflector bowls up&de down on each
rack. They should not touch each other or
the oven walls.
SPECIAL CAUTIONS
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DO NOT block the vent
during the cleaning
cycle.
Air must move freely for
best results.
DO NOT touch the range
during the cleaning
cycle
it can burn you.
DO NOT use commercial
oven cleaners in your oven.
Damage to the porcelain
finish may occur.
DO NOT force the Lock
Lever. The lever is designed
to stay locked until the
oven is cool enough to
safely open.
DO NOT use foil or other
liners in the oven. During
the cleaning
cycle, foil
can burn or melt.
SETTING THE CONTROLS
1.
Set the Oven Selector
CLEAN.
4.
Push in the Stop Time Knob
and turn the hand clockwise about two or three
hours. [Two hours for light
soil; three or more for
heavier soil.)
to
2.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control to CLEAN.
3.
Make sure the clock and
start and stop time dials
all have the right time
of day.
5.
Lift the panel between the
oven door and control
panel.
6.
Move the Lock Lever o/l
the way to the right. The
Clean Light will come on
only when the lever is
all the way over.
DO NOT TOUCH THE RANGE DURING THE CLEANING
7.
The Lock Light
when the oven
above normal
temperatures.
Lever can’t be
when the Lock
comes on
gets
baking
The Lock
moved
Light is on.
8.
CYCLE. IT CAN BURN YOU.
When the Lock Light goes
off, turn the Oven Selector
and Oven Temperature
Control to OFF.
9. Move the Lock Lever
back to the left. Do not
force it. Wait until it will
move easily. This turns off
the Clean Light.
10. After the oven is cool,
wipe off any residue
or ash with a damp
cloth. If needed, touch
up spots with cleanser or
soapy steel-wool pad.
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SPECIAL TIPS
1.
Keep the kitchen well
ventilated
during the
cleaning
cycle to help
get rid of normal heat
odors and smoke.
4.
Oven racks lose their shine, discolor
and become harder to slide on their
guides when they are left in the oven
during the cleaning
cycle. To make
them slide easier, polish the edges of
the racks and rack guides with a soapy
steel-wool pad, rinse well, and wipe
on a thin coat of salad oil.
2.
Clean the oven before
it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning
a very soiled
oven takes longer and
results in more smoke
than usual.
5.
3.
If the cleaning
cycle
doesn’t get the oven as
clean as you
expected,
the cycle
may not have been set
long enough. Set the
cleaning
time longer
for heavier soil.
To stop the cleaning
cycle after it has
started:
l Turn the Stop rime Knob clockwise
until the hand points to the right time
of day.
l Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF.
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When the oven cools, move the
Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT
FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
HOW IT WORKS
During the self-cleaning
cycle,
baking or broiling...approximately
and soil, and burns it off.
The graph shows approximate
cycle set for two hours.
SELF-CLEANING
(Approximate
the oven gets much hotter than it does for
875’ F (468’C). This heat breaks up grease
temperatures
CYCLE -TWO
Temperatures
and times during
a self-cleaning
HOUR SETTING
and Times)
1000 F
800 F
427
600
F
316 c
400
F
204
200
F
START
14
530 c
C
C
93 c
% hr.
1 hr.
1% hrs
2 hrs
2% hrs.
Notice that the heating stops when the two-hour setting is up, but that it takes a
while longer for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these four steps:
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Before calling for assistance.. .
Performance
problems often result from
little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind.
If nothing operates:
Is the range correctly wired to a live circuit
with the proper voltage? (See Installation
Instructions.)
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Have you checked
the main fuse or circuitbreaker box?
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If the oven will not operate:
Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE
or BROIL, but not TIMED BAKE]?
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Is the Oven Temperature
Control turned to a
temperature
setting?
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If surface units will not operate:
Have you checked
the main fuse or circuitbreaker box?
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units plugged
in all the way?
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Do the control knobs turn?
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If you need assistance”‘. . .
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Call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE R service assistance telephone
number. Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . . . . . . . . (800) 253- 130 1
Michigan
. , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska I Hawaii . . . . . . . . (800) 253-l 121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The Consultant
can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your area.
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If you need service’.’ . . .
Whirlpool
has a
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If surface unit control knob or knobs will not
turn:
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Did you push in before trying to turn?
If the Self-Cleaning
Cycle will not operate:
Are the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Controi set to “CLEAN?”
l Does the Start Ime
Dial show the correct time
of day?
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Is the Stop Time Dial set ahead to the time
you want the cleaning
cycle to stop?
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Is the Lock Lever all the way to the right? (The
Clean Light will come on.)
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If cooking results aren’t what you expect:
Is the range level?
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pans recommended
in the
Cooking Guide?
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If baking, have you allowed 1’ z to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) on all sides of the pans for air
circulation?
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Does the oven temperature
seem too low or
too high? (See page 5 to reset the Oven
Temperature
Control.]
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Have you preheated
the oven as the recipe
calls for?
l Are the pans the size called
for In the recipe?
l Are you following
a tested recipe from a
reliable source?
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Do the cooking utensils have smooth, flat
bottoms?
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Do the cooking utensils fit the surface unit
being used?
See the Cooking Guide for more information
on cooking problems and how to solve them.
TECH-CARE service
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
product
warranty
and provide
afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the United
States. To locate TECH-CARE service
in your
area, call our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory
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If you have a problem’;‘. . .
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one
of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase,
and
a complete
description
of the problem.
This
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