Whirlpool RS660BXB Specifications

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Important Safety
Instructions
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Parts And Features
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Using Your Range
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Caring For
Your Range
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Warranty
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SELF-CLEANING
ELECTRIC SET-IN RANGE
MODEL
RS660BXB
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
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
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 25. 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
Date
Important
Safety Instructions
General
@Read all instructions before
using the range.
4nstall or locate the range onl
in accordance with the provi dyed
Installation Instructions. The
e must be installed by a
*WARNING: To reduce the risk
of ti ping of the appliance, the
app Piance must be secured by
anti-tip fasteners. To check if the
appliance is installed proper1 ,
open the oven door and veri Yy
that the ran e is secured to
cabinets wit % four screws
through the mounting holes in
the front frame of the oven.
*CAUTION: Do not store things
children mi ht want above the
range. Chil %ren 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 an part of the range. They
could L e 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.
4Jse the range only for its intended use as described in this
manual.
@Do not touch surface units,
areas near units, heating elements or interior surfaces of
oven. Surface units and heating
elements may be hot even
though they are dark in color.
Areas near surface units and
interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enou h to cause
burns. During an ? after use, do
not touch, or let clothing or
other flammable materials
contact surface units, areas
near units, heatin elements or
interior surfaces 07 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, could also become hot enough to cause
burns.
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ADO not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the
range. They could ignite if they
touch a hot surface unit and
you could be burned.
@Use only d potholders. Moist
or damp por holders on hot surfaces could result in burns from
steam. Do not let potholder
touch hot heating elements. Do
not use a towel or bul cloth for
a potholder. It could cakych on
fire.
.Keep range vents unobstructed.
*Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
Injury.
*Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The
fumes could create an explosion
and/or fire hazard.
When using the cooktop
@Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cooking without reflector bowls
could subject the wirin and
components undernea ll them to
damage.
@Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners.
Improper installation of these
liners could result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
@Select a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
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the surface unit. If pan is smaller
than the surface unit, some of
the heatin element will be exposed an 8 could result in the
I niting of clothing or potholders.
8 orrect pan size also improves
cooking efficiency.
*Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa9e for use on
the ran e. Only certain types of
glass, g9 ass-ceramic, ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed
utensils are suitable for
cooktops without breaking due
to the sudden change in
temperature.
@Never leave surface units
unattended at high heat settings. A boilover could result
and cause smokin and greasy
spillovers that cou ?d ignite.
*Turn pan handles inward, but
not over other surface units.
This will help reduce the
chance of burns, i niting of
flammable materia 9 s, and spills
due to bumping of the pan.
When using the oven
@Always osition oven rack(s) in
desired Pocation while oven IS
cool. If a rack must be removed while oven is hot, do
not let potholder contact hot
heating element in oven.
@Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food.
Grease
@Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe
spillovers immediately.
ADO not use water on grease
fires. Never pick up a flaming
pan. Smother flamin pan on
range by coverin WI? h a wellfitted lid, cookie sYl eet or flat
tray. Flaming grease outside
of an can be extinguished
wit R bakin soda or, if available, a mu9ti urpose dry
chemical or Poam-type extinguisher.
Care and cleaning
l Small amounts of formalde-
hyde and carbon monoxide
are given off in the SelfCleaning cycle from fiberlass insulation and food
%ecomposition. 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 self-cleaning.
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ADO not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner rotective coating of
any kind s It ould be used in or
around any part of the oven.
*Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove broiler an, broiler nd,
oven racks an cf other utensr9 s.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous parts unless you
are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
ADO not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or
fire could result.
*Do not clean door heat seal. It
is essential for a ood seal.
Care should be ta3( en not to rub,
damage or move the seal.
Clean only parts recommended
in this Use and Care Guide.
@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.
*Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the
location and appearance of all parts and features.
Cooktop
control-panel
Plug-in surface unit
with one-piece chrome
reflector bowl
Oven vent
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Left rear
control knob
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cooktop
control panel
Oven control
Right rear
control knob
Left front
control knob
Right front
control knob
Surface unit
ilndicator light
SurfaLe unit
marker
Oven control
Oven
selector
Oven heatiig
indicator light
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panel
Oven temperature
control knob
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Locked indicator
light
MEALTIMERTM clock/Minute Timer
Using Your Range
In This
Section
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U8ing the 8urfaca unitm ...................................... 7
Adjusting the oven temperature control ....... .12
racks and pans .............................. .Q
Brdling .............................................................. 13
For bo4 ah circulation ..................................... 10
Broiling tips ....................................................... 14
Using afuminum foil for baking .......................10
Setting the clock ............................................... 11
Enugy saving Cpr ............................................ 14
Using the YEALTfMERw clock ...................... .15
Using the Minute Timor .................................... 11
The own vent ................................................... 17
Poritionlng
Baking/roasting
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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
units
Push in control knoba before turning them to
a setting. You can set them anywhere between
HI and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows
which surface unit is turned on by that knob.
Surface
unit
indicator
light
The Surface Unit Indicator Light on the control
panel will glow when a surface unit is turned on.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF
and all indicator lights are OFF when you
are not cooking.
Someone could be burned or a fire could
start if a surface unit is accidentally left ON.
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Until you get used to the settlngs, use the
following as a guide. For best resufts, start
cooking at the high setting: then turn the control
knob down to continue cooking.
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To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
Medium
l For gravy, pudding
and icing.
(opposite OFF) . To cook large amounts of
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Medium-low
Cookware
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To keep food cooking after
tips
Select a pan that is about the same size as the
surface unit.
. NOTE: For best results and greater energy
efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware
that makes good contact with the surface units.
Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed (such
as some porcelain enamelware) or dented
bottoms could cause severe overheating, which
damages the cookware and/or surface unit.
You can, however, use the newer cookware
available with slightly indented bottoms or very
small expansion channels. This cookware is
specially designed to provide the good contact
needed for best cooking results.
Also, woks, canners and teakettles with flat
bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop are
now available in most stores that sell
housewares.
l The pan should have straight sides and a tightfitting lid.
l Choose
medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
pans that are fairly lightweight.
l The pan material
(metal or glass) affects how
fast heat transfers from the surface unit through
the pan material and how evenly heat spreads
over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide
the best cooking results.
l Handles
should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to
the pan.
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Product Damage Hazard
If a surface unit stays red for a long time,
the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or is
too small for the surface unit. Prolonged
usage of incorrect utensils for long periods
of time could resuft in damage to the
surface unit, cooktop, wiring and surrounding areas. To prevent damage, use correct
utensils, start cooking on HI and turn control
down to continue cooking.
Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which
has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit. The
utensil could overheat and could damage
the utensil or surface unit.
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canning
information
Use flat-bottomed
canners/pans
for best
results.
Use the largest surface unit for best results.
Also, use a canner/pan which can be centered
over the surface unit and which does not
extend more than one inch outside surface unit
area. Large diameter canners/pans, if not
properly centered, trap heat and can cause
damage to the cooktop.
Do not place canner on two surface units 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.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning all day.
Refer to your canner manual for specific
instructions.
Positioning
racks
Optional canning kii
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settings for long periods of time can shorten the
life of regular surface units and cause damage to
the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we
recommend the installation of a Canning Kit.
Order the kii (Part No. 242905) from your
Whirlpool dealer or authorized Whirlpoole service
company.
and pans
For baking/roasting
with one rack, place the
rack so the top of the food will be centered in the
oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
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.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could resuft in personal injury.
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FOOD
RACK POSlTlON
Frozen pies, large roasts,
turkeys
Lowest level or 2nd
level from bottom
Angel and bundt cakes,
most quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles, meats
2nd level from
bottom
Cookies, biscuits, muffins,
cakes, nonfrozen pies
2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
When baking on two rackr, arrange racks on
bottom and third level from bottom.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement when
broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on
page 14.
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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 beet results,
allow 1% to 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.
Using
aluminum
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovero from
pies or casseroles:
l Place the foil on the oven rack below the rack
with the food. Turn up foil edges and make
sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm) larger all around
than the dish holding the food.
l Do not cover
the entire rack with aluminum foil.
lt will reduce air circulation and cause poor
cooking results.
l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack
with foil or other liners. Poor baking will result.
Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements.
Failure to follow this precaution could result
in electrical shock or fire hazard and
damage to the elements.
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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 Mlnute Tlmer Knob pop out. Turn
clockwlse 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 pushlng 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
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. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the
baking/roasting temperature you want. The
OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on.
The oven is preheated when the OVEN
HEATING Indicator Light first goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
4. Put food in the oven. During baking/roasting,
the elements will turn on and off to maintain
the temperature setting. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will turn on and off with the
elements.
NOTE: The top element helps heat during
baking/roasting,
but does not turn red.
5. When baking/roasting
is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature
Control to OFF. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will go off.
Adjusting
the oven temperature
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 change 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.
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control
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control
knob. Note the position of the notches.
3. To lower the temperature,
hokf knob handle
firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about 5°F
(2.5%).
4. To raise the temperature,
hold knob handle
firmly and move the tooth a notch clockwise.
Each notch equals about 5’F (2.5%).
5. Tighten the locking screws and replace the
control knob.
Locking
Tooth
Broiling
1. Position the rack properly before turning on
the oven. Position rack so that the surface of
the food is at least 3 inches (7 cm) away from
the broil element. See “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 14.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open
about 4 inches [lo cm]). The door will stay
open by itseff.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control to BROIL. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will come on.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when broiling.
5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control to
OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
go off.
Custom
broil
tl food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Control counterclockwise
until the
OVEN HEATING Indicator Light goes off.
l If you want the food to broil slower from the start,
set the Oven Temperature Control Knob between
170°F and 325°F (77°C and 163°C). These
temperature settings allow the broil heating
element to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower
the temperature, the slower the cooking.
l Fish and chicken
are some foods that may cook
better if you use lower broiling temperatures.
The Oven Selector must be on BROIL for all
broiling temperatures.
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NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven
to maintain proper temperatures.
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Broiling
rack
RACK POSITION
FROM BOlTOM
position
chart
TYPE OF FOOD/
DONENESS
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patties, lamb chops, split
chicken, pork steaks and
chops, whole fish
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Not used for broiling
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.
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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Fire Hazard
Place meat the correct distance from the
element. Meat placed too close to the
element 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. If
foil is used, cut slits in foil to line up with
all openings in broiler grid. Grease can
then drain away and cool in pan.
tips
Although 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 Match
the pan to the surface unit size.
l Cook with a minimum
of liquid or grease 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 unit control on low or off to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking when
possible.
l Use the more efficient surface units instead of
14 the oven when possible.
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Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled
pan on the unit.
“Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer
cooking times and unsatisfactory baking
results. Rely on your timer to keep track of the
cooking time.
Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is
warm. Best time to bake is right after a meal
has been cooked in the oven.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
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.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
Using
the MEALTIMER”
clock
The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the
oven on and off at times you set, even when you
are not around.
Delayed time bakin#oasting
is ideal for foods
which do not require a preheated oven, such as
meats and casseroles. Do not use delayed time
cooking 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 cloclc 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.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the
baking’roasting temperature you want. The
oven will now start and stop automatically.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come
on when the start time is reached.
6. After baking/roasting
is done or to cancel
the setting at any time, turn both the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control
to OFF.
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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. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the
bakin@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”
control:
l 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 under the right rear surface unit.
You can cook on the unit or keep food warm on it
while the oven is on. The vent is needed for air
circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/
roasting can result.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt.
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Burn and Fire Hezard
lf you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use potholders when moving
ft. Pan handles could become hot enough
to burn.
Keep flammable materials away from
oven vent. Failure to do so could result in
bums or a fire.
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Using The Self-Cleaning
Cycle
In This
Section
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How the cycle works ........................................ 18
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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 easyto-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 ft does for normal
baking or broiling. This high heat breaks up the
soil or grease and burns it away.
You can adjust the cycle time to the amount of
soil in your oven. You can set the cycle time
anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See “Setting
the controls” on page 19.)
The graph at the right is representative of a
normal, 3hour 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
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START
DOOR
“HOCKS
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STOP
you start
Before you start the Self-Claaning
cycle, make
sure you:
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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.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the seal.
Poor cleaning, baking and roasting may result.
DO NOT
hand-clean l eel
Hand-clean frame
Hand-clean door
sround edge 7.
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Remove the broiler pan grki and 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 pan grid
will discolor if cleaned in the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will
help reduce smoke during the cleaning cycle.
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 23.) 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 SelfCleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated
by opening a window or by turning on a vent
hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle.
Setting
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Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
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 the oven during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt
and damage the oven surface.
NOTES:
Do not force the Lock Lever. You could 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.
l Do not block
the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning
results.
l Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent.
They may rnett.
l Chrome
reflector bowls must not be cleaned
in the oven. They will discolor.
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the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control 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 or 3 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3 hours or more for moderate
to heavy
soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not
pushed in.
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4. Lift the panel between the oven door and the
control panel. Move the Lock Lever to the
right-the Clean position. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will come on.
5. When the oven temperature
goes above
normal baking/roasting
temperatures,
the
LOCKED Indicator Light will come on. When
the LOCKED Indicator Light comes on, you
cannot open the door or move the Lock Lever.
6. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle Is completed
and the oven has cooled enough, the
LOCKED Indicator Light will go off. You can
then move the Lock Lever back to the left. Do
NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF.
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 oven has
cooled enough, the LOCKED Indicator Light
will go off and you can move the Lock Lever
back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until
it moves easily.
Special
tips
. Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and
smoke.
l 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.
l Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
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 SelfCleaning cycle longer the next time and handclean areas noted on page 16.
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Caring For Your Range
In This
Section
Paw
Surface unite and reflector bowle ................... 21
Page
The oven light ......................... ............... ....... .... 24
Cleaning chart ........................................ .... ....... 23
Your range is designed for easy cars. 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.
Surface
units
and reflector
Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so could result in burns or
electrical shock
bowls
Removing.
1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool
before removing surface units and reflector
bowls.
2. Lii the edge of the unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the element holddown clip and the reflector bowl.
3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the
receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. Sea “Cleaning chart”
on page 23 for cleaning instructions.
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Replacing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool
before replacing surface units and reflector
bowls.
2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl with the
surface unit receptacle and the element holddown clip.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as possible with
the terminal just started into the receptacle.
Push the surface unit terminal into the
receptacle.
4. When terminal is pushed into the receptacle
as far as it will go, push down the edge of the
surface unit opposite the receptacle. The
element hold-down clip will keep the surface
unit from moving around.
NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the
utensils on the surface units. They also help
catch spills. When they are kept clean, they
reflect heat better and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of your
utensils may not be flat enough, or some may be
too large for the surface unit. In either case,
some of the heat that’s meant to go into or
around a utensil goes down and heats the
reflector bowl. This extra heat can discolor it.
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Cleaning
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
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Control
panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
OR
Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
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Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away from
control panel.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not soak.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers.
They may damage the finish of the knobs.
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.
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panels)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily
soiled areas.
l 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.
Surface
No cleaning required
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units
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Chrome
bowls
reflector
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
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Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
each use)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
The Self-Cleaning
cycle
Oven door glass
Oven cavity
Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
OR
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Self-Cleaning
cycle
Spatters or spills will burn off.
Do not immerse in water.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
oven.
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
cycle.
(See note on page 19.)
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
OR
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.
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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
18-20.
Cycle” on pages
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The oven light
The oven light will come on when you open the
oven door.
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Electrical Shock and
Penonal 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 resuft 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.
To replace
the oven
light:
1. Disconnect appliance at 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. Reconnect appliance at the main
power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not work during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
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tf 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 Consumer Assistance Center 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
operate
will
The oven will not
operate
The surface units
will not operate
Control knob(s)
will not turn
POSSIBLE
SOLUTION
CAUSE
The unit is not wired into a live
circuit with proper voltage.
Wire the unit 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.
You have not turned the Oven
Selector to BAKE or BROIL.
Turn the Oven Selector to the desired
setting.
You have set a delayed start
time.
Wait for the start time to be reached.
You have not turned the Oven
Temperature Control Knob to a
temperature setting.
Turn the Oven Temperature
the desired setting.
You have not set the
MEALTIMER” clock correctly.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMER” cloclc on
page 15.)
You have not set the
MEALTIMER clock’s Stop or
Start Time Knobs at the correct
time of day.
lf a delay
Stop and
turned to
knobs till
A household fuse has blown or a
circuit breaker has tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
You have not plugged in surface
units all the way.
Turn control knobs to OFF and plug in
surface units all the way. (See “Replacing” on page 22.)
You are not setting the control
knobs correctly.
Push control knobs in before turning to a
setting.
You are not pushing in before
turning.
Push control knob(s) in before turning to
a setting.
Control to
start or stop is not desired, the
Start Time Knobs must be
the correct time of day. Turn
they pop out.
continued
on next page
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PROBLEM
Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
operate
Cooking
results are not
what you
expected
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
You have not set the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob 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 19 for proper setting instructions.
The range is not level.
Level range. (See Installation
The oven temperature
low or too high.
You have not preheated
as the recipe calls for.
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SOLUTION
seems too
the oven
Instructions.)
Adjust the oven temperature control. (See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control”
on page 12.)
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).
The cooking utensils are not the
proper shape or do not fit the
surface units being used.
Use cooldng utensils with smooth, flat
bottoms that fit the surface units being
used.
2. If you need
assistance
...
Cell Whirlpool Consumer Asrietance
Center
telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere In the U.S.A.
l-800-253-1301
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 N State Route 63
Benton Harbor, MI 490222692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need service
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Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
of quality whenever you need a replacement part
for your Whirlpoole 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 . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide
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network of authorized
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technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty 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:
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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.
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WHIRLPOOL”
Electric Range Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
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.
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR LIFE OF THE
PRODUCT
Second Year Through Life
of Product From Date of
Purchase
FSP replacement
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
parts for control knobs.
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.
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. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. 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 “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “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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