UseAndCare 2 A Note To You 3 Parts And Features 6 Using Your Range 7 UsirlQ The Setf-Cleaning Cycle 20 Caring For Your Range 23 If You Need ~~~ 28 Warranty 32 1-800-2634301 Call us with questions or comments. SELF-CLEANING GAS RANGE TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT. TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. MODEL SF370PEW A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance. Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool ranges are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you will enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance. Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol. This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock. @ALL RANGES CAN TIP. @INJURY TO PERSONS COULD RESULT. l INSTALL ANTI-TIP DEVICES PACKED WITH RANGE. @SEE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. . _ For more Intormatlon, see the “The anti-tip brackets” on page 19. Our Consumer Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. number, l-800-253-1301, If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 28. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on page 6). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. Model Number Dealer Name Serial Number Dealer Phone Purchase 2 Date - Imnortant -.- - - Safe* ----~- READ _ AND -~~ SAVE _ Instructions -, ~ THESE - - _ INSTRUCTIONS Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appliance, there are specific installation and safety precautions which must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory operation. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow basic precautions, including the following: WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion could result causing property damage, personal injury or death. Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS: l Do not try to light any appliance. l Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building. l Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions. l 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. General l Install or locate the range only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions. The range must be installed by a qualified installer. The range must be properly connected to the proper gas supply and checked for leaks. The range must also be properly connected to electrical supply and grounded. l Gas fuels and their use in appliances can cause minor exposures to benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and soot, primarily from incomplete combustion. Significant exposure to these substances could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Properly adjusted burners with a blue, rather than a yellow, flame will minimize incomplete combustion. Venting with a hood or an open window will further minimize exposure. continued on next page 3 --~-- --- l l l l l l Do not store things children might want above the range. Children could be burned or injured while climbing on it. Do not leave children 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. They could be burned or injured. Do not operate the range if it is damaged or not working properly. Do not use the range for warming or heating the room. Persons could be burned or injured, or a fire could start. Do not attempt to light the oven burner during a power failure. Personal injury could result. Reset oven controls to the off position in the event of a power failure. Use the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. Illl,rll ta @Do not touch surface burners, areas near surface burners or interior surfaces of oven. Areas near surface burners and 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 surface burners, areas near surface burners or interior surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the range, such as the oven vent opening, the surface near the vent opening, the cooktop, and the oven door and window, could also become hot enough to cause burns. \ 43 Do not wear loose or hanging garments when using the range. They could ignite if they touch an open flame and you could be burned. . Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces could result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch an open flame. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth for a potholder. It could catch on fire. @Keep range vents unobstructed. l Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container particles could cause injury. l Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The fumes could create an explosion and/or fire hazard. l Do not use the oven for storage. l Do not use aluminum foil to line reflector pans, oven bottom, or any other part of the range. Use aluminum foil only as recommended in this manual. l Never use a match or other flame to look for a gas leak. Explosion and injury could result. l Know where your main gas shutoff valve is located. l When using the cooktop Make sure the utensils you use are large enough to contain food and avoid boilovers and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers left on a range could ignite and burn you. Pan size is especially important in deep fat frying. @Check to be sure glass cooking utensils are safe for use on the range. Only certain types of glass, glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware or other glazed l utensils are suitable for cooktops without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. Never leave surface burners unattended at high heat settings. A boilover could result and cause smoking and greasy spillovers that could ignite. l Turn pan handles inward, but not over other surface burners. This will help reduce the chance of burns, igniting of flammable materials, and spills due to bumping of the pan. Do not use decorative covers or trivets over the surface burners. l l When using the oven @Always position the oven rack(s) in desired location while oven is cool. l Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. Grease l Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately. I l Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan by covering with a well-fitted lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of pan can be extinguished with baking soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. - READ AND SAVE Care and cleaning Small amounts of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide are given off in the Self-Cleaning cycle from fiberglass insulation and food decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or open window and wiping out excess food spills prior to selfcleaning. l 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. l Before self-cleaning the oven, remove broiler pan, broiler grid, oven racks and other utensils. Do not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts unless you are instructed to do so in this Use and Care Guide. l Do not clean door heat seal. It is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the seal. Clean only parts recommended in this Use and Care Guide. l Do not repair or replace any part of the range unless specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. l Any additions, changes or conversions required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the application needs must be made by a Whirlpool@ service company or Qualified Agency. l Disconnect the electrical supply and the gas supply at the shutoff valve near the range before servicing the range. l THESE INSTRUCTIONS 5 --_ ---~-_ .- -- ...~~ - Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the location and appearance of all na~c and fma+ll*-= Start time MEALTIMEW” clock/minute timer - light Oven vent c..-aufface burners, “rd ymde8 and reflector pans i \fider Model and serial number late cooRop) Surface -Oven burner burner (not shown) Removable storaae drawer - Control panel Left front control knob 6 Left rear control knob Right rear control knob Right front control knob Manual bUsing Your Range In This Section Page the surface Using burners ................. 7 Positioning racks and pans ............... 9 For best air circulation ..................... 10 Setting the clock ............................... 11 Using the Minute Timer .................... 11 Baking/roasting ................................ 12 Adjusting the oven temperature control .......................... 13 Page Broiling ............................................. 13 Broiling tips ...................................... 14 Energy saving tips ........................... 15 Using the automatic MEALTIMERTM clock .................................................. 16 The oven vent ................................... 18 The storage drawer.. ....................... .18 The anti-tip brackets.. ..................... .19 To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range. Using the surface burners Your range is equipped with electric ignitors. Electric ignitors automatically light the burners each time they are used. Push in control knob and turn counterclockwise to the LITE position. The clicking sound is the ignitor sparking. Visually Push in and turn counterclockwise check that burner has lit. To stop the clicking sound after the burner lights, turn the control knob to the desired setting. The control knob has stops for HI, MED and LO. However, you can set the control knob anywhere between HI and OFF. Surface burner markers The solid dot in the surface burner marker shows which surface burner is turned on by that knob. Burner heat settings Use correct burner heat settings (see next page). If the heat setting is too high, it can: l Char bacon and cause curling. l Make eggs tough and crisp at the edges. l Toughen liver, fish and seafood. l Scorch delicate sauces and custards. l Cause a boilover. 88 .- ~-- -. __- Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide. For best results, start cooking at the high setting; then turn Burn, Fire, and Explosion Hazard the control knob down to continue cooking. l SElTING LITE HI RECOMMENDED USE l l l MED l l l l LO l To light the burner. After the burner lights, turn control back to a desired setting to stop the clicking of the ignitor. l To start foods cooking. To bring liquids to a boil. l To hold a rapid boil. To fry chicken or pancakes. For gravy, pudding and icing. To cook large amounts of vegetables. To keep food warm until ready to serve. Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface burner. The utensil could overheat and could damage the utensil or cooking product. power Surface burners can be manually lighted. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn the control knob to the LITE position. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the desired setting. Cookware tips No one brand of cookware people. Knowing something materials and construction select the correct cookware l l l l l 8 Burner flame should not extend beyond the edge of the cooking utensil. The flame could burn you and cause poor cooking results. Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF when you are not cooking. Someone could be burned or a fire could start if a burner is accidentally left ON. If the flame should go out while cooking, or if there is a strong gas odor, turn the burners OFF. Wait five minutes for the gas odor to disappear before relighting burner. If gas odor is still present, see safety note on page 3. Failure to follow these precautions could result in explosion or fire. Product Damage Hazard NOTE: Do not cook with the control in the LITE position. In case of a prolonged failure ~..-- is best for all about pan will help you for your needs. NOTE: For best results and greater fuel efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware in good condition. The pan should have straight sides and a tight-fitting lid. Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight. The pan material (metal or glass) affects how fast heat transfers from the surface burners through the pan material and how evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide the best cooking results. Handles should be made of a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan. l l l Pans should be easy to clean. Check to be sure there are no crevices, rough edges or areas where food might collect. Be sure pans do not tip, whether they are full or empty. Use cookware only as it was intended to be used. Follow pan instructions. This is very important for glass cookware because some should be used only in the oven. Other pans are marked as flameware and may be used on the surface burners. Home To protect your range: l For best results, use a canner which can l l For baking/roasting racks information The larger diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of time can cause damage to the cooktop. l Positioning canning be centered over the surface burner. Do not place canner on two surface burners at the same time. Too much heat will build up and will damage the cooktop. Start with hot water. This reduces the time the control is set on high. Reduce heat setting to lowest position needed to keep water boiling. Refer to your canner manual for specific instructions. and pans with one rack, place the rack so the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Rack placement for specific foods: FOOD RACK POSITION Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys 1st or 2nd rack guide from bottom Angel food and bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast breads, casseroles, meats 2nd rack guide from bottom Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes, nonfrozen pies 2nd or 3rd rack guide from bottom When baking on two racks, arrange racks on first and third rack guides from bottom. NOTE: For recommended rack placement when broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on page 15. Personal Injury Hazard *Always position oven rack(s) in desired location before turning oven on. Be sure the rack(s) is level. l If rack(s) must be moved while oven is hot, use potholders or oven mitts to protect hands. *Do not place items on the open oven door. l Be careful when installing and removing large food items from extra roasting rack position. Food will be closer to hot surfaces, including oven bottom and sides. Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury. continued on next page ._ _.--- Extra oven rack (roasting rack) - position When roasting food too large to be placed in oven with rack in lowest position, place rack on bottom of oven. For proper roasting, follow these guidelines: l The rack must be level. . Use adequate amount of liquid (meat l juices or water) so food does not get overdone. Do not try to pull rack out over door. Rack will be at the same level as door when door is opened. For best air circulation Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. l Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l For best results, allow 1 ‘X-2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and between pans and oven walls. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm). l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at one time. Use the following as a guide to determine where to place the pans: One pan Place in the center of the oven rack. Two pans Place in opposite corners of the oven rack. Three or four pans Place in opposite corners on each oven rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly over another. 10 \ Extra oven rack position -- - --- Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. 2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn clockwise until Minute Timer hand points to OFF. The clock setting will change if you push in the knob when turning. Using the Minute Timer The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. Set it in minutes up to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set time is up. NOTE: Do not push in the knob when setting the Minute Timer or when stopping the buzzer. Pushing in and turning the Minute Timer Knob changes the clock setting. 1. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute Timer Knob counterclockwise until the timer hand passes the setting you want. 2. Without pushing it in, turn the knob back to the setting you want. When the time is up, a buzzer will sound. To stop the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer hand to OFF. 11 - ._-- Baking/roasting NOTE: Do not attempt to light the oven burner during a power failure. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 4 for more information. 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 3. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise to the baking/ roasting temperature you want. The oven burner will automatically light in 50-60 seconds. 4. When baking, preheat the oven for 10 minutes. Put food in the oven. NOTES: l Do not preheat when roasting or l cooking items such as casseroles. Do not place food directly on the oven bottom. 5. During baking/roasting, the oven burner will turn on and off to maintain the temperature setting. 6. When baking/roasting is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF. 12 Adjusting the oven temperature control Oven temperature controls will gradually shift after years of use. So, even though your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, you can adjust them by following these steps: 1. Make sure the Oven Temperature Control Knob is turned to the off position. Pull knob straight off and flip it over. 2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control knob. Note the position of the notches. 3. CBJ Locking To lower To lower the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and turn skirt clockwise to move the tooth a notch to the left. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). 4. To raise the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and turn skirt counterclockwise to move the tooth a notch to the right. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). 5. Tighten the locking screws and replace the control knob. Broiling 1. Position the rack properly before turning on the oven. Position the oven rack so that the surface of the food is at least 3 inches (7 cm) away from the broil burner. See “Broiling rack position chart” on page 15. 2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack. 3. Completely close the oven door to ensure proper broiling temperatures. 13 5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF. Broiling l l l l l l tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess liquid and grease away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire. If you broil small quantities, you may want to use a small broiler pan. They are available in the housewares section of many department stores. Broiling rack position determines how the burner cooks your food. The lower the position, the more broiler grid area covered. See “Broiling rack position chart” on page 15 for more information. To sear meat, place broiler pan at one of the higher rack positions so that meat is very near the flame. Small steaks may be broiled in the higher rack positions. To cook large steaks and other thick cuts of meat well done, move them to a lower rack position after searing. 14 l After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven when you remove the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave it in the heated oven. Fire Hazard l Place meat the correct distance from the burner. Meat placed too close to the burner could spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire during broiling. .To ensure adequate grease drainage, do not use cookie sheets or similar pans for broiling. Also, covering the broiler grid with foil is not recommended. Poor drainage of grease could result in fire. Broiling rack position IRACK ~osmor4I I Fnnn . . .-i/l BOlTOM chart FOOD I 4 Q- 4 3 Energy Rare steaks and fish A, I v/ Medium and well-done steaks and hamburgers; well-done foods such as chicken, lobster, ham slices and pork chops Q- 7 c o- < saving 7 GD- 2 Q I I c ,4 tips Atthough the energy used for cooking is usually a very small percentage of the total energy used in the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently. Here are some tips to help you save energy when using your cooking product: l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides and tight-fitting lids. l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to help shorten cooking time. l Preheat pans only when recommended and for the shortest time possible. l Start food on higher heat settings, then set surface burner control on low to finish cooking. l Use the more efficient surface burners instead of the oven when possible. l Turn on the surface burner only after placing filled pan on the burner grate. l “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking results. Rely on your timer to keep track of the cooking time. l Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm. Best time to bake is right after a meal has been cooked in the oven. l Preheat the oven no longer than necessary. l Plan your meals for the most efficient use of the range. When using the oven to cook one food, try to cook the rest of the meal in it also. l Do not preheat when roasting or cooking items such as casseroles. . Keep reflector pans clean for best heat reflection. 15 -- --- .- Using the automatic The automatic MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Delayed time baking/roasting is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do not use the delayed time cycle for cakes, cookies, etc. - undercooking will result. Before using the MEALTIMER clock, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 11.) To delay start automatically: and stop 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob clockwise to the time you want baking/ roasting to start. 3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. NOTE: There must be at least a half-hour difference between the start and stop times. 4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 5. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. The oven will now start and stop automatically. 6. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Tern perature Control to OFF. 16 --- MEALTIMER” clock To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: now 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in. 3. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 4. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. 5. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEALTIMER” clock: @Do not let most UNFROZEN food stand for more than two hours before cooking starts. l Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after the end of cooking cycle. NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are: dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing baking powder or yeast will not rise properly when cooked using delay start. 17 The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent located in lower part of backguard. The vent is needed for air circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/roasting will result. NOTE: Never store plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent, or any of the surface burners. Burn Hazard When the oven is ON, pans and pan handles left near the oven vent could become hot enough to burn the user and to melt plastics. Use potholders to move pans. The storage drawer You can remove the storage drawer to make it easier to clean under the range and to check for installation of the anti-tip bracket(s). Use care when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: 1. Empty drawer before removing. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop. Lift the front and pull out to the second stop. 2. Let the drawer rest on the floor. Place hands toward the back of the drawer and lift it out. Replacing the storage drawer: 1. Place the set of rollers on the drawer behind the rollers on the range as shown at right. 2. Line up the drawer slide rail with the guides on the range and push the drawer back into position. 18 , Drawer roller - -- The anti-tip - brackets The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket(s) properly secured. Personal Injury Hazard *To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with properly installed anti-tip bracket(s) supplied with range. l If range is moved for cleaning or service, check that anti-tip device(s) is engaged before using range. Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury. To verify bracket(s) l the anti-tip is engaged: Grasp rear of range and carefully try to tilt forward. If anti-tip bracket(s) is attached to floor with screws and rear leveling leg(s) is positioned under bracket(s), range should not tilt forward. OR l Remove the storage drawer. l l (See page 18.) Make sure the rear leveling leg(s) is positioned under bracket(s). See Installation Instructions for further details. 19 Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section Page How the cycle works . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 20 Before you start ................................ 20 Page Setting the controls .......................... 21 Special tips ........................................ 22 The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like with the other functions of your range, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless. How the cycle works 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. We recommend a 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle. However, you can adjust the cycle time to the amount of soil in your oven. You can set the cycle anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See “Setting the controls” on page 21.) The graph at the right is representative of a normal, 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Note that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but it takes longer for the oven to cool enough to unlock. Before START 1 you start Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle, make sure you: l Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get hot enough during the cleaning cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot water and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad for cleaning. Hand-clean frame DO NOT hand-clean seal NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the seal. Poor cleaning, baking and roasting may result. 20 3 lime Hand-clean door around edge 1,’ Houro STOP - .- -. .-_-_- l l l l __.--- Remove any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan (without grid) in the oven if you have first removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning or in a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not removed, too much smoking will occur. The chrome broiler grid will discolor if cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle. Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help reduce smoke during the SeffCleaning cycle. Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard l l l 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 page 26.) If you clean racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted from bottom to top.) Heat and odors are normal during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated by opening a window or by turning on a vent hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle. NOTES: l Do not force the Lock Lever. You could l l l Setting the controls 1. Set the Oven Selector to CLEAN. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise to CLEAN. 2. Make sure the clock, Start and Stop Times all have the correct time of day. 3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise 2 to 4 hours. l Use 2 hours for light soil. l Use 3 hours or more for moderate soil. l Use 4 hours for heavy soil. NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in. Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. It could burn you. Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven. Cleaners could produce hazardous fumes or damage the porcelain finish. Do not leave any foil in oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt and damage the oven surface. bend or break it. The lever is designed to stay locked until the oven is cool enough to safely open. Wait until it moves freely. Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results. Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent. They may melt. The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. 4. Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean position. This will start the Self-Cleaning cycle. If the door is not completely closed or the Lock Lever is not all the way to the right, the cycle will not start. 5. When the oven temperature goes above normal baking/roasting temperatures, the door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved. When the oven temperature reaches about 700°F. the Clean indicator Light will go on. 6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is completed and the oven reaches normal baking/roasting temperatures, the Clean Indicator Light will go off. Move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature OFF. Control to 7. After the oven is cool, wipe off any residue or ash with a damp cloth. If needed, touch up spots with a soapy steel-wool pad. To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at any time: 1. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise until it points to the correct time of day. 2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. When the Clean Indicator Light goes off, move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Special l l l tips Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and smoke. After the oven is cool, wipe up any residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge. If any spots remain, clean with a mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge. Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and results in more smoke than usual. 22 l If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not get the oven as clean as you expected, the cycle may not have been set long enough or you may not have prepared the oven properly. Set the Self-Cleaning cycle longer the next time and hand-clean areas noted on page 20. .----_ ~~~.__-. _----- Caring For Your Range In This Section Page Surface burner grates and reflector pans .................................... 23 Removable cooktop ......................... 24 Surface burners ................................24 Your range is designed for easy care. You can do most cleaning with items found around your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking and operating like new. Page Cleaning chart ................................... 25 The oven light ................................... 27 Burn, Electrical Shock, Fire and Explosion Hazard Make sure all controls are OFF and the range is cool before cleaning. l Do not use oven cleaners, bleach or rust removers. @Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. l Keep appliance area clear and free of combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in burns, electrical shock, fire or explosion. l Surface burner grates and reflector pans 1. Make sure all surface burners are off and the surrounding parts are cool. 2. Lift off the surface burner grates and remove the reflector pans. 3. Wash the grates and reflector pans with warm, soapy water or in a dishwasher. Use a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad for cooked-on foods. Rinse and dry well. 4. Replace reflector pans and burner grates. 23 _ Removable cooktop 1. Remove surface burner grates and reflector pans. 2. Lift front of cooktop enough to clear the front of the range. Grasp both sides of the cooktop, lift and pull forward to remove. Personal Injury Hazard Do not try to clean under the cooktop without removing it first, Failure to follow this precaution could result in personal injury from the cooktop accidentally falling. Product Damage Hazard Do not drop the cooktop. Damage could result to the porcelain and the cooktop frame. 3. Wipe surface under the cook-top with warm, soapy water. Use a soapy steelwool pad on heavily soiled areas. 4. Replace cooktop by fitting back of cooktop into grooves in rear brackets. Lower the cooktop into place. Replace reflector pans and surface burner grates. Surface burners 1. Remove the cooktop, following the instructions above. 2. Wipe off 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. Scrub with a plastic scrubbing pad. 3. If ports are clogged, clean with a straight pin. DO NOT enlarge or distort the ports. DO NOT use a toothpick to clean the ports. 24 -- --~ --- 4. Occasionally check the burner flames for proper size and shape as shown. A good flame is blue in color. If flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are noisy when turned off, you may need to clean the burners (see above), or call a qualified technician for adjustment. Ports \ -pq- 5. Replace cooktop. Typical Cleaning surface burner flame at highest setting chart Use the following table to help you clean your range. PART Control knobs HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away from control panel. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not soak. l l Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers. They may damage the finish. l l Control panels Sponge and warm, soapy water l l OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner Exterior surfaces (other than control panels) Sponge and warm, soapy water l l l l Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point to OFF. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers. They may damage the finish. Do not spray cleaner directly on panel. Apply cleaner to paper towel. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. They may damage the finish. NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids (such as vinegar, tomato or lemon juice) to remain on surface. Acids may remove the glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills when cooktop is cool. continued on next page 25 -- --_ Surface burner grates and chrome reflector pans Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad ) In dishwasher, wash with other cooking utensils. ) Dry completely. OR 1 Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. Dishwasher Surface burners HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE PART Sponge and warm, soapy water mRemove the cooktop. (See page 24.) l Wipe off spills immediately after burner has cooled. Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad For cooked-on food: OR Vinegar and water solution Remove burner from manifold with Phillips screwdriver. . Wash with warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad or soak in vinegar and water solution. l Rinse and dry well. l If ports are clogged, clean with a straight pin. Do not enlarge or distort ports. Do l not use a wooden toothpick. Do not clean surface burner in dishwasher. l Broiler pan and grid (clean after Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not clean in Self-Cleaning oven. (See note on page 21.) l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. l each use) Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water OR OR The Self-Cleaning cycle Oven door glass Paper towel and spray glass cleaner Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and become harder to slide if left in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding. l l l OR Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Oven cavity 26 Self-Cleaning cycle l l Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. See “Using The Self-Cleaning pages 20-22. Cycle” on I The oven light The Oven Light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, push the Oven Light Switch on the control panel. Push the switch again to turn off the light. Electrical Shock and Personal Injury Hazard Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the range has been turned off before replacing the light bulb. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or burns. .The bulb cover must be in place when using the oven. The cover protects the bulb from breaking, and from high oven temperatures. Because bulb cover is made of glass, be careful not to drop it. Broken glass could cause injury. l To replace the oven light: 1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the main power supply. 2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise. 3. Remove the light bulb from its socket. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in clockwise. Plug in appliance or reconnect at the main power supply. NOTE: The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. 27 If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our tollfree telephone number for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request. 1. Before calling for assistance ... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM Nothing will operate The oven will not operate 28 POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION The power cord is not plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage. Plug the power cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) Range is not properly connected to gas supply. Contact an authorized Whirlpool@ service technician to reconnect range to gas supply. (See Installation Instructions.) A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. Controls are not set correctly. Reset controls, if needed. The flow of combustion and/ or ventilation air to the range is blocked. Remove blockage to airflow to and around range. The Oven Selector is not turned to BAKE or BROIL. Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting. A delayed start time has been set. Wait for the start time to be reached. The Oven Temperature Control is not turned to a temperature setting. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to a temperature setting. The automatic MEALTIMER’” clock is not set correctly. Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See “Using the automatic MEALTIMER clock” on page 16.) The Stop or Start Time Knobs for the automatic MEALTIMER clock are not set at the correct time of day. If a delay start or stop is not desired, the Stop and Start Time Knobs must be turned to the correct time of day. Turn knobs till they pop out. -_---- .____~ PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Burner fails to light The power cord is not plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage. Plug the power cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. In case of prolonged power failure, manually light burners (see page 8). Clean with a straight pin (see pages 24 and 26). Burner ports are clogged. Burner flames are uneven Burner ports are clogged. Clean with a straight pin (see pages 24 and 26). If this fails, call an authorized Whirlpool@ service technician for service. Burner flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are noisy when turned off Air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact an authorized Whirlpool service technician to check air/gas mixture. Burner makes Burner is wet from washing. Let dry. Control knob(s) will not turn You are not pushing in before turning. Push control knob(s) in before turning to a setting. Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate The Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control are not set to CLEAN. Set both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to CLEAN. The range clock does not show the correct time of day. Reset clock to show the correct time of day. (See page 11.) The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN position-all the way to the right. Move Lock Lever all the way to the right. The Start Time Dial does not show the correct time of day or the knob is not all the way out. Reset the Start Time Knob to show the correct time of day. Pull knob out all the way. The Stop Time Dial is not set ahead to the time you want the self-cleaning cycle to stop. See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on page 21 for proper setting instructions. _. ’ on next page rhgi”o”, noise 29 _ -- -- PROBLEM Cooking results are not what you expected 30 POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Level range. (See Installation tions.) The range is not level. The oven temperature loo low or too high. - .- -.___I-~ seems Instruc- Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 13.) The oven was not preheated as the recipe calls for. Preheat oven if called for in recipe. The recipe has never been tested or is not from a reliable source. Use only tested recipes from a reliable source. The pans are not the type or size recommended in the recipe. Refer to a reliable cookbook for recommended pan type and size. There is not proper air circulation around pan when baking. Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the pans for air circulation. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Flame size does not fit the cooking utensil being used. Adjust flame size to fit cooking utensil. When broiling, you have not completely closed the oven door. Completely close oven door. - -- 2. If you need .- - assistance ... -.-- Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: 1-800-253-l 301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. If you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 North M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service -See: Whirlpool Appliances or Aulhorized Whwlpaol Sewca (Exampls: mz Service Co.) ‘WASHINO DRYERS, 4. If you need FSP@ replacement parts . . . FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . l ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of -. or authorized Whirlpool@ SERVICE service companies. 9 Whirlpool service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: ‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR - l l with Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. MACHINES 6 SERVICE L REPAIR - See: Whirlpool Appliances or Authanzed Whirlpool Service (Example: XX! Service Co.) 31 WHIRLPOOL” Gas Range Warranty - LENGTHOF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase 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 caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 5/93 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance Or Service” section of this book. After checking “If You Need Assistance Or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. Printed on recycled paper10% pool-consumer wasle 50% recovered mstenals PART NO. 38-314242-03-O/4383373 0 1994 Whirlpool Corpotal~on 0 Registered TrademarkfM Trademark of Whirlpool. U.S.A. Pr~nled in U.S.A.