Whirlpool SF370PEW Specifications

UseAndCare
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A Note To You
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Parts And Features
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Using Your Range
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Caring For Your
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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@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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Turn pan handles inward, but not over
other surface burners. This will help
reduce the chance of burns, igniting of
flammable materials, and spills due to
bumping of the pan.
Do not use decorative covers or trivets
over the surface burners.
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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
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Grease is flammable. Do not allow
grease to collect around cooktop or in
vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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clock/minute
timer -
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Oven vent
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reflector pans
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Surface
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burner
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Removable
storaae drawer -
Control
panel
Left front
control knob
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Left rear
control knob
Right rear
control knob
Right front
control knob
Manual
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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
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Broiling ............................................. 13
Broiling tips ...................................... 14
Energy saving tips ........................... 15
Using the automatic MEALTIMERTM
clock .................................................. 16
The oven vent ...................................
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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.
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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.
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To light the burner. After the
burner lights, turn control
back to a desired setting to
stop the clicking of the
ignitor.
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To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
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To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding and
icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
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
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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
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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.
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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.
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To protect your range:
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For best results, use a canner which can
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For baking/roasting
racks
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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.
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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.
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Extra oven rack
(roasting
rack)
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Do not preheat when roasting or
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5. When broiling is done, turn both the
Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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, Drawer roller
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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
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(See page 18.)
Make sure the rear leveling leg(s) is
positioned under bracket(s).
See Installation Instructions for further
details.
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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.
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3
lime
Hand-clean door
around edge
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STOP
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
\
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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
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Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the finish.
l
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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
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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
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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
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l
OR
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Oven cavity
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Self-Cleaning
cycle
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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
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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.
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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.
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noise
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.)
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WHIRLPOOL”
Gas Range Warranty
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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.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance Or Service” section of this book.
After checking “If You Need Assistance Or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the
U.S.A.
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