Whirlpool FGS385B Specifications

UseAndCare
A Note To You
2
Important Safety
Instructions
3
Parts And Features
6
Using Your Range
7
Using The
Setf-Cleaning
Cycle
20
Caring For Your
Range
23
If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
28
Warranty
32
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GAS RANGES
MODELS FGS395B
FGS385B
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Roper@ appliance.
Your Roper@ range gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price.
To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care
Guide. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance
properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the 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.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to
your personal
1 *ALL RANGES CAN
TIP.
l INJURY
TO PERSONS COULD
RESULT.
l INSTALL
ANTI-TIP
DEVICES PACKED
WITH RANGE.
l SEE INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS.
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For more information, see the “The anti-tip
brackets” on page 19.
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ff you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
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us. 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.
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Dealer Name
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Dealer Phone
Purchase
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Important
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Safety Instructions
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INSTRUCTIONS
Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with
any appliance, there are specific installation and safety precautions which must be followed to
ensure safe and satisfacton/ operation.
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:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
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Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
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Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
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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.
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.
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.
l Do not operate the range if it is damaged
or not working properly.
9 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.
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‘Use the range only for its intended use as
described in this manual.
. 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,
could also become hot enough to cause
burns.
. 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.
l 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.
l 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.
Do not use the oven for storage.
9 Do not use aluminum foil to line area
around surface burners, 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
took 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 can
ignite and burn you. Pan size is especially important in deep fat frying.
l 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
utensils are suitable for cooktops
without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
l 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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l Turn pan handles inward, but not over
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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.
When
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usinn
the oven
position the oven rack(s) in
desired location while oven is cool.
Use care when opening oven door. Let
hot air or steam escape before removing
or replacing food.
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Grease
l Grease is flammable. Do not allow
grease to collect around cooktop or in
vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
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.
@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 Roper Distributor 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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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.
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
self-cleaning.
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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.
Oven control
panel
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Automatic oven
It switch
ldel FGS385B
Surface
burner
control
panel
Broil burner
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Oven burner
(not shown)
Iiaht switch
Anti-tip
on
brackets
Removable
(Model FGS395B has
a door window.)
Control
panels
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Right rear
control knob
Left f r;nt
control
knob
Lek rear
control
knob
;$zhyn indicator
Lock indicator
light
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&en
light
Oven
selector
indicator
MEALTIMER”
clock/Minute Timer
Oven temperature
contrpl knob
Right front
control knob
Using Your Range
In This
Section
Page
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Broiling
Page
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racks and pans . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. 9
Broiling
tips .......................................
Using the surface
Positioning
burners
For best air circulation
Setting
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the clock . .. .. .. . . . ... .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. 11
Energy saving tips ............................
Using the MEALTIMEFY
The oven vent ...................................
Baking/roasting
The storage drawer
Adjusting the oven temperature
control .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. ..s............... 13
The anti-tip
brackets
15
clock.. .... .I6
Using the Minute Timer . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . 11
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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.
vsing
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
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 LOW. 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.
* Make eggs tough and crisp at the edges.
f Toughen liver, fish and seafood.
l Scorch
delicate sauces and custards.
l Cause
a boilover.
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Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high setting; then turn
the control knob down to continue cooking.
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SETTING
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LITE
HI
RECOMMENDED
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LOW
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USE
To light the burner. After
the burner lights, turn
control back to a desired
setting to stop the clicking
of the ignitor.
To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
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.
NOTE: Do not cook with the control in the
LITE position.
In case of a prolonged
failure
Surface
Hold a
control
burner
desired
power
burners can be manually lighted.
lit match near a burner and turn the
knob to the LITE position. After the
lights, turn the control knob to the
setting.
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Burn, Fire and Explosion Hazard
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
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.
Cookware
tips
No one brand of cookware is best for all
people. Knowing something about pan
materials and construction will help you
select the correct cookware for your needs.
l NOTE:
For best results and greater fuel
efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware in good condition.
l The pan should
have straight sides and a
tight-fitting 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
burner through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best cooking
results.
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Handles should be made of a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached
to the pan.
Pans should be easy to clean. Check to be
sure there are no crevices, rough edges or
areas where food might collect.
Be sure pans do not tip, whether they are
full or empty.
Use cookware only as it was intended to
be used. Follow pan instructions. This is
very important for glass cookware because
some should be used only in the oven.
Other pans are marked as flameware and
may be used on the surface burners.
Home
Positioning
racks
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and pans
Rack placement for specific foods:
FOOD
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys
and bundt cakes,
quick breads,
breads, cassemeats
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
For best results, use a canner which can
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 cook-top.
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.
with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
Angel
most
yeast
roles,
information
To protect your range:
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For baking/roasting
canning
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settings for long periods of time can cause
damage to the cooktop.
RACK POSITION 1
1st or 2nd rack
guide from bottom
from bottom
2nd or 3rd rack
guide from bottom
When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on first and third rack guides from bottom.
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.
l 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
close to hot surfaces, including oven
bottom and sides.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in personal injury.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 15.
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Extra oven rack
(roasting
rack)
position
When roasting food too large to be placed in
oven with rack in lowest position, place rack
on bottom of oven.
For proper roasting, follow these
guidelines:
l The rack must be level.
l Use adequate
amount of liquid (meat
juices or water) so food does not get
overdone.
l 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.
. Place the pans so that one is not directly
over the other.
l For best
results, allow 1 l/2-2 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:
bne 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.
Extra oven rack
position
Setting
the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to
set the clock.
1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn
clockwise until clock shows the correct
time of day.
2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out.
Turn clockwise until Minute Timer hand
points to OFF. The clock setting will
change if you push in the knob when
turning.
Using
the Minute
Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the
oven. It works like a kitchen timer. Set it in
minutes up to an hour. You will hear a
buzzer when the set time is up.
NOTE: Do not push in the knob when
setting the Minute Timer or when stopping
the buzzer. Pushing in and turning the
Minute Timer Knob changes the clock
setting.
1. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute
Timer Knob counterclockwise
until the
timer hand passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing it in, turn the knob
back to the setting you want. When the
time is up, a buzzer will sound. To stop
the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer hand
to OFF.
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Baking/roasting
NOTE: Do not attempt to light the oven
burner during a power failure. See “lmportant Safety Instructions” on page 3 for more
ihformation.
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.
31.Push in and turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclockwise
to the baking/
roasting temperature you want. The oven
burner will automatically light in 50-60
seconds.
4. When baking, preheat the oven for 10
minutes. Put food in the oven.
NOTES:
l Do not preheat
when roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
l 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
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:
Oven temperature
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.
Locking
screws
3. To lower the temperature,
hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
clockwise.
Each notch equals about
20°F (11°C).
4. To raise the temperature,
hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
counterclockwise.
Each notch equals
about 20°F (11 “C).
Not&s
iooth
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. Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes before
using.
3. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack.
4. Completely close the oven door to
’ ensure proper broiling temperatures.
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5. Set the Oven Selector to BROIL. Push in
and turn the Oven Temperature Control
counterclockwise
to BROIL. The broiler
will automatically light in 50-60 seconds.
6. When broiling is done, turn both the
Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF.
Broiling
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tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
They are designed to drain excess liquid
and grease away from the cooking surface
to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire.
If you broil small quantities, you may
want to use a small broiler pan. They are
available in the housewares section of
many department stores.
For best broiling results, preheat at
BROIL for 5 minutes. Do not preheat with
broiler pan in place.
Broiling rack position determines how
the burner woks 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.
Fire Hazard
l Place meat the conect
distance from
the burner. Meat placed too close to the
burner could spatter, smoke, burn or
catch fire during broiling.
@To ensure adequate grease drainage,
do not use cookie sheets or similar
pans for broiling. Also, covering the
broiler grid with foil is not recommended. Poor drainage of grease could
result in fire.
Broiling
rack
position
chart
FOOD
RACK POSITION
FROM BOlTOM
4
Rare steaks and fish
3
Medium and well-done
steaks and hamburgers;
well-done foods such as
chicken, lobster, ham
slices and pork chops
Energy
saving
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.
. Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
. Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
F 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.
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Turn on the surface burner only after
placing filled pan on the burner grate.
“Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times and unsatisfactory
baking results. Rely on your timer to keep
track of the time.
Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is
warm. Best time to bake is right after a
meal has been cooked in 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 roasting or cooking
items such as casseroles.
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Using
the MEALTIMER’”
The 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,
will result.
cookies, etc. - undercooking
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 counterclockwise
to the baking/
roasting temperature you want. The oven
will now start and stop automatically. The
Oven 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 clockwise to OFF.
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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 counterclockwise
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 clockwise to OFF.
To avoid sickness and food waste
when using the MEALTIMER”
clock:
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 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 floor
bracket. Use care when handling the
drawer.
Removing
the storage
drawer:
1. Empty drawer before removing. Pull
drawer straight out to the first stop. Lift
front and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all the
way out.
Replacing
the storage
drawer:
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
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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 brackets property secured.
Personal Injury Hazard
@To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with properly
installed anti-tip brackets supplied with range.
l If range is moved for cleaning
or service, check that anti-tip devices
are engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
To verify the anti-tip
are engaged:
brackets
Grasp rear of range and carefully try to tilt
forward. If anti-tip brackets are attached to
floor with screws and rear leveling legs are
positioned under brackets (one for each
rear leveling leg), range should not tilt
forward.
OR
l Remove
the storage drawer.
(See page 18.)
l Make sure the rear leveling
legs are
positioned under brackets.
l See Installation
Instructions for further
details.
l
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Using The Self-Cleaning
Cycle
In This
Section
How the cycle works
Page
. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 20
Before you start . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . 20
Setting
the controls
Page
. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . . 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
fo cool enough to unlock.
Before
OOOR UNLOCKS
START
cycle,
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
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the
seal. Poor cleaning, baking and roasting
may result.
Hand-clean
door around
edge
20
3
1
Time
you start
Before you start the Self-Cleaning
inake sure you:
l
OVEN SHUT OFF
OOOR LOCKS
DO NOT
hand-clean
seal
1,’ Hours
S
l
l
Remove any pots and pans being stored
in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan and
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.
Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
l
l
Wipe out any loose soil or grease.
This will help reduce smoke during the
Seff-Cleaning cycle.
l
l
Remove the oven racks from the oven if
you want them to remain shiny. You can
clean the oven racks in the Self-Cleaning
cycle, but they will become harder to slide.
(See page 26.) if you clean racks in the
Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd
and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted
from bottom to top.)
Heat and odors are normal during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well
ventilated by opening a window or by
turning on a vent hood or other kitchen
vent during the cycle.
l
NOTES:
Do not force the Lock Lever. You could
l
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l
Setting
the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector to CLEAN. Push
in and turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclockwise
to CLEAN.
2. Make sure the clock, Start and Stop
Times all have the correct time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise 2 to 4 hours.
l
Use 2 hours for light soil.
l
Use 3 hours or more for moderate soil.
l
Use 4 hours for heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is
not pushed in.
Do not touch the oven during the SetfCleaning 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
Seff-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
safety 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.
4. Move the Lock Lever to the right-the
Clean position. The Clean Indicator Light
will come on.
5. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is started,
the Lock Indicator Light comes on 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 Lock
Indicator Light is on.
4. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is completed and the oven reaches normal
baking/roasting
temperatures,
the Lock
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
Control clockwise to OFF. The Clean
Indicator Light will go off.
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.
3. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF. When the
Lock Indicator Light goes off, move the
Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT
FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Special
l
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l
tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat,
odors and smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe up any
residue or ash with a damp cloth or
sponge. If any spots remain, clean with a
mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes
longer and results in more smoke than
usual.
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l
If the Self-Cleaning
cycle does not get
the oven as clean as you expected, the
cycle may not have been set long enough
or you may not have prepared the oven
properly. Set the Self-Cleaning cycle
longer the next time and hand-clean areas
noted on page 20.
Caring For Your Range
In This
I
Section
Page
chart . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . . . .. .. .. . .. . 25
Surface burner
Page
grates . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. ... . . .. 23
Cleaning
Lift-up
. .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . 24
The oven light . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . 27
cooktop
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.
Surface
burner
I
Burn, Electrical Shock,
Fire and Explosion Hazard
l Make sure all controls
are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
l Do not use oven cleaners,
bleach or rust
removers.
l 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.
grates
1. Make sure all surface burners are off and
the surrounding parts are cool.
2. Lift off the surface burner grates.
3. Wash the grates with warm, soapy water
or in a dishwasher. Use a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad for cooked-on
foods. Rinse and dry well.
4. Replace burner grates,
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Lift-up
cooktop
1. Remove surface burner grates.
2. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners until
the support rods lock into place.
Personal Injury Hazard
Be sure both support rods are fully
extended and in the locked position.
Failure to do so 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 cook-top frame.
3. Wipe with warm, soapy water. Use a soapy
steel-wool pad on heavily soiled areas.
4. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from both
sides while pressing the support rods back to
unlock them. Lower the cooktop into place.
Replace surface burner grates.
Surface
burners
1. Lift up the cooktop, following the instructions
above.
3. Before cleaning, remove screws that hold
each of the burners in place. The screws
prevent the burners from moving during
shipment. Remove the shipping screws with a
Phillips screwdriver and lift the burners up and
out. This separates the burners from the
mounting bracket under each burner pair.
3. 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.
4. If ports are clogged, clean with a straight
pin. DO NOT enlarge or distort the ports.
DO NOT use a toothpick to clean the ports.
24
Screws
5. Before putting the burners back, dry
them thoroughly by setting them in a
warm oven for 30 minutes.
6. Replace burners, making sure they are
properly seated and level. Replace
screws.
pork
7. 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 page 24) or call a qualified
technician for adjustment.
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73
Typical
Cleaning
-IT-
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
l
l
l
l
Control
panels
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panels)
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.
Sponge and warm,
l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
soapy water
l Do not use steel wool
or abrasive
OR
cleansers. They may damage the finish.
Paper towel and spray . D o not spray cleaner directly on panel.
glass cleaner
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
l
l
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
(such as vinegar, tomato or lemon juice) to
remain on surface. Acids may remove the
glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills
when cooktop is cool.
continued
on next
page
25
PART
Surface burner
grates
Surface burners
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
OR
Dishwasher
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
OR
Vinegar and water
solution
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
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
OR
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Oven cavity
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HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
Self-Cleaning
cycle
In dishwasher, wash with other cooking
utensils.
Dry completely.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
l
l
l
Lift up the cooktop. (See page 24.)
Wipe off spills immediately after burner
has cooled.
For cookedon
food:
l Remove
burner from manifold with
Phillips screwdriver.
l Wash with warm, soapy water and a
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
not use a wooden toothpick.
l Do not clean surface
burner in dishwasher.
l
l
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
OR
l
l
l
l
l
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.
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
The oven light
Model FGS385B: The oven light will come
on when you open the oven door.
Model FGS395B: To turn on the light, press
the Oven Light Switch on the top left corner
of the backguard.
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
l 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.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect
main power supply.
at the
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back
of the oven by pushing the wire holder to
the side and pulling out bulb cover.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap the
wire holder into place. Plug in appliance
or reconnect at the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light should not be used
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Use during
the Self-Cleaning cycle will shorten the life of
the bulb.
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.
I. 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
28
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
SOLUTION
The power cord is not plugged
into a live circuit with proper
voltage.
Plug the power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See Installation
Instructions.)
Range is not properly connetted to gas supply.
Contact an authorized Roper 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 MEALTIMERTM clock is
not set correctly.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMER clock
on page 16.)
The Stop or Start Time Knobs
for the MEALTIMER clock are
not set at the correct time of
day.
If a delay start or stop is not desired,
the Stop and Start Time Knobs must
be turned to the correct time of day.
Turn knobs till they pop out.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
SOLUTION
CAUSE
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).
Burner ports are clogged.
Clean with a straight pin (see pages
24 and 26).
Burner flames
are uneven
Burner ports are clogged.
Clean with a straight pin (see pages
24 and 26). If this fails, call an
authorized Roper 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 Roper service
technician to check air/gas mixture.
Burner makes
popping noise
when on
Control knob(s)
will not turn
Burner is wet from washing.
Let dry.
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.
Burner fails to
light
continued
on next page
29
PROBLEM
Cooking results
are not what
you expected
30
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
The range is not level.
The oven temperature
too low or too high.
SOLUTION
Level range. (See Installation
Instructions.)
seems
Adjust the oven temperature control.
(See “Adjusting the oven temperature
control” on page 13.)
The oven was not preheated
as the recipe calls for.
Preheat oven if called for in recipe.
The recipe has never been
tested or is not from a reliable
source.
Use only tested recipes from a
reliable source.
The pans are not the type or
size recommended in the
recipe.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for
recommended pan type and size.
There is not proper air circulation around pan when baking.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all
sides of the pans for air circulation.
There must be a minimum space of
1 inch (2.5 cm).
Flame size does not fit the
cooking utensil being used.
Adjust flame size to fit cooking utensil
When broiling, you have not
completely closed the oven
door.
Completely close oven door.
2. If you
need
assistance
...
Call our toll-free telephone number. Dial
tdl-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-80044-ROPER
(l-800-447-6737)
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.
For further information, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Roper Brand Appliances
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service
...
Contact the dealer from whom you
purchased the appliance or the
authorized servicer in your area. For help
finding an authorized servicer in your area,
call our toll-free telephone number in Step 2.
4. If you need
parts . . .
FSP@ replacement
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 Roper appliance. FSP
replacement parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same exacting
specifications used to build every new Roper
appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call our toll-free
telephone number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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.
l Contact
MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Roper Brand
Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP
will in turn inform us of your action.
31
ROPER”
Gas Range Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WE WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
(from date of purchase)
FSPQ replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Roper service company.
WE 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 us.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized
appliance.
modifications
made to the
YE3
This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it
be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitation of
implied warranties, so these limitations or exclusions 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 Roper 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 toll-free telephone number, 1-80044-ROPER
(l-800-447-6737),
from anywhere in the
U.S.A.
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