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UseAndCare
A Note to You
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Important Safety
Instructions
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Parts and
Features
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Using Your Range
7
Using the SelfCleaning Cycle
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Carin for
Your R ange
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If You Need
Assistance
or Service
30
Warranty
36
1-800-253-1301
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SELF-CLEANING
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ELECTRIC RANGE
MODEL
RF364PSB
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A Note to You
Thank
you for
buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool ranges are easy to use,
save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you will enjoy years of
trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information
on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each
symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire,
and electrical shock.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to
your personal property.
number,
1-800-253-1301,
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 30. 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
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to
persons, or damage when using the range, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
General
Read all instructions before
using the range.
4nstall 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 roperly connected to
electrica Psupply and grounded.
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@WARNING: To reduce the risk
of ti ping of the appliance, the
app Piance must be secured by
a proper1 installed anti-tip
bracket. f o check if the bracket
is installed properly, see “The
anti-tip bracket” on page 20.
*CAUTION: Do not store things
children mi ht want above the
range. Chil 3 ren could be
burned or injured while climbing on it.
l 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 k 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 heatin the room.
Persons could be %urned or
injured, or a fire could start.
*Use the range only for itsinte;e;zluse
as described In this
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@Do not touch surface units,
areas near units, heating elements, or interior surfaces of
oven. Surface units and heating
elements could 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 B 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 o ening, the cooktop, the
oven s oor, and window, 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 a hot surface unit and
you could be burned.
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on next page
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@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 bulk cloth for a potholder.
It coul II7catch 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
@Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa3e for use
on the range. Only certain
types of glass, glass-ceramic,
ceramic, earthenware, or
other lazed utensils are
suitab Be 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
gm;iy sprllovers t z at could
.
@Do not cook on a broken
cooktop. If cooktop should
break, cleaning solutions and
spillovers could penetrate the
broken cooktop and create a
risk of electrical shock. Contact
a qualified technician immediately.
@Select a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
the surface unit. If pan is
smaller than the surface unit,
some of the heatin element
will be exposed an ! could result
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@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
also improves cooking
efficiency.
@Always position oven rack(s)
in desired location 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.
*Do not use water on grease
fires. Never pick up a flaming
pan. Smother flamin pan on
range by coverin WI9 h a wellfitted lid, cookie s% eet, or flat
tray. Flaming grease outside of
an can be extin uished with
&aking soda or, i? available, a
multipurpose dry chemical or
foam-type extinguisher.
Care and cleaning
*Clean cooktop with care. Some
cleaners could reduce noxious
fumes if applie cr to a hot surface. If a wet pa er towel is
used to wipe s I7Is on a hot
cookin area, I! e careful to
avoid s9 earn burns.
@Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are iven
off in the Self-Cleaning cyc9e
from fiberglass insulation and
food decomposition. Si nificant
exposure to these subs 9antes
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.
ADO not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner rotective coating of
any kind s Rould be used in or
around any part of the oven.
*Before self-cleaning the oven.,
remove broiler pan, broiler gnd,
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.
@Do not clean door heat seal. It
is essential for a ood seal.
Care should be taR 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.
Control
panel d
Oven vent
CleanTopTY
ceramic
COOktOP
Automatic
ove~J$t;
Model and
Broil element
Bake element
kit, see page 20)
Removable
storage
Control
Left front
control
knob
Surfa&
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drawer
panel
kiEt;zr
knob
unit marker
Electronic
oven
control
Right
rear
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Hot surface
indicator light
Manual
oven
light
switch
Riff;
control
knob
Surface unit
indicator light
Using Your Range
I In This Section
Page
Using the surface units ..................... 7
Positioning racks and pans ............. .9
For best air circulation .................... IO
Using aluminum foil for baking ...... IO
The electronic oven control ............ I I
Setting the clock .............................. I2
Using the Minute Timer ................... I2
Using the Off/Cancel pad ................ I3
Baking/roasting ................................ 14
Page
A,lju;$ng the oven temperature
..... ....... ......... .......................... I5
Broiling ............................................. I6
Broiling tips ...................................... I7
Energy saving tips ........................... I8
The oven vent ................................... I9
The storage drawer .......................... I9
The anti-tip bracket .......................... 20
Optional door panel pat .................. 20
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 knobs 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
lights
One of the Surface Unit Indicator lights on
the control panel will glow when a surface
unit is turned on.
Hot surface
indicator
light
The Hot Surface Indicator Light on the control
panel will glow when a surface unit becomes
too hot to touch. The Indicator Light will continue to glow as long as the surface unit is too
hot to touch, even after it is turned off.
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 settings, use the
following as a guide. For best results, start
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cooking at the high setting; then turn the
control knob down to continue cooking.
1 SETTING
HI
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*To start foods cooking.
I .To bring liquids to a boil.
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Medium-high
*To hold a rapid boil.
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Medium
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and
(opposite OFF) I king.
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setting.
.To keep food warm until
readv to serve.
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Using the ceramic
cooktop
glass
Cooking on the ceramic glass cook-top is
almost the same as cooking on coil surface
units. There are, however, a few differences:
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unit will glow red when it is
turned on. You will see the element cycling
on (glowing red) and off - even on HIGH
setting -to maintain the proper temperature setting you have selected.
l Sliding
metal pans on ceramic glass
cooktop surface could leave marks. Wiping
off the cooktop before and after each use
will help keep the surface free from stains
and provide the most even heating. See
pages 26 and 27 for care and cleaning
suggestions.
Cookware
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tips
Select a pan that is about the same size as
the surface unit.
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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 uneven heating and poor cooking
results.
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.
The pan should have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
The pan material (metal or glass) affects
how fast heat transfers from the surface
unit through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best cooking
results.
Handles should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan.
With your hand, feel the bottom of your
pans while they are cool for nicks and
scratches. Nicks and scratches on pan
bottoms will scratch the ceramic glass
cooktop.
Make sure bottoms of pans are clean and
dry before using on cooktop.
Avoid spillovers on cooktop. Use pans
with tall sides.
Do not cook food directly on cooktop.
Product Damage Hazard
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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Home
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canning
information
Use the largest surface unit for best
results.
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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.
Positioning
For baking/roasting
racks
and pans
with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
Burn Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in
desired location before turning oven
on. Be sure the rack(s) is level.
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is hot, use potholders or oven mitts to
protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in burns.
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FOOD
RACK POSITION 1
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys, angel
food cakes
Lowest level or
2nd level from
bottom
Bunti 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 racks, arrange racks
on bottom and third level from bottom.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 17.
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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 best results,
allow Ii/2 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 spillovers
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)
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larger all around than the dish holding the
food.
Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
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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The electronic
oven control
Electronic
display
Oven 1
selector
pads
Temperature
pads
Clock
pad
Display/clock
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When you first plug in the range, everything on the display will light up for
l-2 seconds, then a time of day and “PF’
will appear on the temperature display. If,
after you set the clock (page 12) “PF
again appears on the display, your electricity was off for a while. Reset the clock.
When you are not using the oven, the
control is an accurate clock.
When you are using the oven or Minute
Timer, the display will show times,
temperature settings, and what command
pads have been pressed.
When showing the time of day, the
display will show the hour and minutes.
When you are using the Minute Timer,
the display will show minutes and seconds
in the following sequence:
- For settings from 1-59 minutes, the
display will count down each second.
- For settings 1 hour or over, the display
will count down each minute.
Minute Hour Minute
pads pads
timer
set and
off pads
Command
Startl
enter
pad
Off/
cancel
pad
pads
The command pads tell the oven what to do
and in what order. A few examples:
-Clock tells the oven you are going to set
the clock.
-Off/Cancel tells the oven to turn off.
Each command pad (except Off/Cancel and
Start/Enter) has its own Indicator Light. The
Indicator Light comes on when you push the
command pad.
Using
the control
lock
The control lock prevents unwanted use of
the oven by disabling the control panel
command
pads.
NOTES:
Control lock is only available when oven
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is not active or set.
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Set control lock when cleaning the control
panel to prevent oven from accidentally
turning on.
To lock or deactivate the control panel:
Push and hold the Start/Enter pad for 5
seconds. A single tone will sound and “Lot”
will appear on the temperature display.
To
unlock the control panel:
Push and hold the Start/Enter pad for 5
seconds. A single tone will sound and “Lot”
will disappear from the temperature display.
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Setting
the clock
I. Push the Clock pad. TIME will light up
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on the display.
CLOCK
2. Use the Hour and Minute pads to set the
time of day. Push the “up” (A) or “down”
(V) pad(s) until the correct time shows
on the display.
3. Push the Start/Enter or Clock pad.
Using
the electronic
Minute
Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the
oven. It works like a kitchen timer. It can be
set in hours and minutes up to 12 hours,
59 minutes. The Minute Timer will display
minutes and seconds for settings under
one hour. You will hear four l-second tones
when the set time is up.
1. Push the Timer Set pad. TIMER will
come on and the display will show “:OO”.
TIMER
SET
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2. Use the Hour and Minute pads to set the
desired time. Push the “up” (A) or
“down” (V) pad(s) until the correct time
shows on the display.
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3. Push the Start/Enter pad. The Minute
Timer will begin counting down immediately after the timer is started.
When time is up, “End” will show on the
large display and you will hear four
2-second tones. You will also hear four
1-second tones every minute until you
push one of the two Timer pads.
NOTE: To display the time of day while
the Minute Timer is counting down, push
the Clock pad.
To cancel
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the Minute
Timer:
Push the Timer Off pad. The time of day
will show on the display.
Using
the Off/Cancel
pad
The Off/Cancel pad will cancel any function
except for the Clock and Timer Set functions. When you push the Off/Cancel pad,
the display will show the time of day or, if
Minute Timer is also being used, the time
remaining.
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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. Push the Bake pad. “350°F’ will light up
on the small display to show the preset
temperature and BAKE will light up.
3. To cook at a different temperature, use
the Temp pad(s). Push A to raise the
temperature or V to lower the temperature
in 5°F increments. Use these pads until
the desired temperature shows on the
small display.
4. Push the Start/Enter pad. “PC,
HEAT,
BAKE, and ON will light up. A preheat
time will count down on the display. The
oven control automatically sets preheat
times depending on the oven temperature you select:
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For 320°F and less, the preheating
time is 6 minutes.
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For 325’F-375”F, the preheating time
is 8 minutes.
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For above 38O”F, the preheating time
is 10 minutes.
5. The oven is preheated when you hear
a one-second tone and “PrE” on the
display changes to the set temperature.
NOTES:
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You can change the temperature
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setting any time after pushing the
Start/Enter pad. However, you must
push the Start/Enter pad again.
The display will show “door” and a
tone will sound once every 5 seconds
if the door is latched when you try to
ba kc/roast .
(example for set temperature
of 350°F)
6. Put food in the oven. During baking/
roasting, the elements will turn on and off
to keep the oven temperature at the
setting.
NOTE: The top element helps heat
during baking/roasting, but does not
turn red.
7. When baking/roasting is done, push
the Off/Cancel pad. The time of day will
show on the display and all other displays
will go off.
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Adjusting
control
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the oven temperature
Although 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
baking/roasting results, you can change
the temperature calibration by following
these steps:
1. Push the Bake pad and hold for
5 seconds. The display will show the
current temperature offset, for example
“0” if you have not previously adjusted
the temperature.
2. To adjust the temperature, use the Temp
pad(s). Push A to raise the temperature or
V to lower the temperature in 10°F increments. You can set the temperature
change to as low as -30°F or as high as
+3O”F. A minus (-) sign will appear before
the number when decreasing the temperature setting to show the oven will be cooler
by the displayed amount. There is no sign
in front of the number when increasing the
temperature setting.
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B
3. After making the desired adjustment,
push the Start/Enter pad to enter the
new offset temperature.
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Broiling
NOTE: Preheating is not necessary when
broiling.
1. Position the rack before turning the oven
on. See “Broiling rack position chart” on
page 17.
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 itself.
4. Push the Broil pad. The small display will
show “500°F’ and BROIL will light up.
5. Push the Start/Enter pad. HEAT, BROIL,
ON, and “500°F’ will show on the display.
NOTE: You can change the temperature
setting any time after pushing the Start/
Enter pad. However, you must push the
Start/Enter pad again.
6. When broiling is done, push the Off/
Cancel pad. The time of day will show on
the display and all other displays will go off.
To custom
temperature:
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broil
at a lower
If food is cooking too fast, push the Broil
pad and push the V Temp pad until ‘325°F
shows on the small display.
If you want food to broil slower using the
Custom Broil feature, push the Broil pad
and push the V Temp pad so a temperature
between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and 260°C)
shows on the small display. These temperature settings allow the broil heating element
to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower the
temperature, the slower the cooking. BROIL,
, s ON, and HEAT will light up on the display.
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Fish and chicken are some foods that may
cook better if you use lower broiling temperatures.
NOTE: Leave the door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the
oven to maintain proper temperatures.
Broiling
rack
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chart
RACK POSITION
FROM BOlTOM
TYPE OF FOOD/
DONENESS
4
Hamburger patties and
thin steaks, l/2” thick or
less
3
Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
1
Not used for broiling
Broiling
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position
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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.
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
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.
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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.
l Match the pan to the surface unit size.
l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface 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 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 the
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.
The oven vent
Oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent on the backguard below the
control panel. The vent is needed for air
circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor
baking/roasting can result.
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 (ii you have one). Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans
before removing drawer. 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.
Drawer’slide
rail w
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The anti-tip
bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much
force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured.
Personal Injury Hazard
*To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with a properly
installed anti-tip bracket supplied with range or an optional wallmounted anti-tip bracket kit.
l If range is moved for cleaning
or service, check that anti-tip bracket
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
engaged
(if you have a floor
brat ket):
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Remove the storage drawer. (See page 19.)
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached
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the anti-tip
bracket
(if you have a wall
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Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached
with screws to the wall behind the control
panel.
Make sure the cable on the back of the range
is secured by the two hooks on the bracket.
Cable must be unhooked from wall bracket to
move range for cleaning or service. Reconnect cable before using range.
See Installation Instructions for further details.
Optional
door panel
pat
If you would like to change the color of your
oven door glass to white or almond, you can
order one of these kits from your Whirlpool
Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
l White (Kit No. 814069)
l Almond (Kit No. 814070)
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Rear
leveling
leg
to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is positioned
under the anti-tip bracket.
See Installation Instructions for further details.
To verify
engaged
bracket):
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is
Cable
(attached
to rear of
control
panel)
Wall bracket
Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
In This
Section
Page
How the cycle works ........................ 21
Before you start ... ..... .. .. ............ ....... 21
Page
Setting the controls ......................... 22
Special tips ..... .. .................. .............. 24
The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning
the oven interior. Like the other functions of your range, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle
with 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.
Your oven is preset for a 3%hour SelfCleaning cycle. However, you can adjust the
cycle time to the amount of soil in your oven.
You can set the cycle time anywhere
between 2'12 and 4% hours. (See “Setting
the controls” on page 22.)
The graph at the right is representative of
a normal, 3%hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Note
that the heating stops 112hour before the
3%hour setting is up.
Before
you start
Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle,
make sure you:
l Hand-clean
the areas shown. They do
not get hot enough during the cleaning
cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot water
and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad
for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the
seal. Poor cleaning, baking, and roasting
may result.
87I.F
(408%)
OVEN SHUT OFF
DOOR UNLOCKS
START
DO NOT
hand-clean
Hand-clean
Hand-clean
door around
1
seal
3
Tin-m It Hours
SlaP
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Remove the broiler pan grid and any
Pots and pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan
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 28.) If you clean racks in the
Seff-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.
Setting
the controls
1. Make sure the clock is set to the correct
time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on
page 12.)
2. Move the Lock Lever all the way to the
right-the Clean position.
3. Set the cleaning cycle.
Push the Auto Clean pad. A 3%hour
Self-Cleaning cycle will be set automatically. ‘3:30” will show on the large display
and “cln” will show on the small display.
CLEAN TIME will also light up.
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Burn Hazard
(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 SelfCleaning cycle.
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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
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bend or break it. The lever is designed to
stay locked until the oven is cool enough
to safely open. Wait until it moves freely.
Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for
best cleaning results.
Do not leave plastic utensils near the
vent. They may melt.
The oven light will not work during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
lf a Self-Cleaning cycle other than 3%
hours is desired, use the Hour and
Minute pads to set the desired cleaning
time. Push the “up” (A) or “down” (V)
pad(s) until a time between 2’/i-4% hour
shows on the display.
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Use 2% hour for light soil.
Use 3%4V2 hour for moderate to
heavy soil.
Push the Start/Enter pad. HEAT and
ON will light up on the display to indicate
that the oven is programmed for the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
NOTE: The display will show “door” and
a tone will sound once every five
seconds until the door is latched.
4. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
started, LOCK’D will light up on the
display when the oven temperature
goes above normal baking/roasting
temperatures. The Lock Lever must not
be moved and the door cannot be
opened when LOCK’D is on.
5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed and the oven reaches
normal baking/roasting temperatures,
LOCK’D will go off and “End” and
CLEAN will come on. Move the Lock
Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE
IT. Wait until it moves easily.
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To stop the Self-Cleaning
cycle at any time:
1. Push the Off/Cancel pad.
2. When LOCK’D goes off, move the Lock
Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE
IT. Walt until it moves easily.
Special
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tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during
the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of
heat, odors, and smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe up any
residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge.
If any spots remain, clean with a mild
abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes
longer and results in more smoke than
usual.
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 21.
Caring for Your Range
In This
Section
Page
Cleaning the cooktop ...................... 25
Cleaning other range parts ............. 28
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.
Cleaning
Page
The oven light .................... ........... .... 29
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are off and the
range is cool before cleaning or servicing.
Failure to do so could result in burns or
electrical shock.
the cooktop
This cooktop is designed for easy care.
However, ceramic cook-tops need to be
maintained differently than standard electric
open-coil elements. Foods spilled directly on
the cooktop will not burn off as on open-coil
elements. Because of this, the surface
should be dust-free and soil-free before
heating.
Your cooktop has been prepolished at the
factory for improved protection and
cleanability. The Cooktop Polishing Creme
(included with your range), paper towels or a
sponge, and the razor scraper included with
your range are all you need to clean your
cooktop. For proper cleaning methods,
please review “Cleaning tips” on pages 26
and 27. Follow them after each use to
ensure top performance and to preserve that
uniquely elegant look.
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Cleaning
Personal Injury Hazard
I
When removing heavy or sugary spills
from the hot cooktop, wear oven mitts to
prevent burns.
l Do not use cooktop
cleaner on a hot
cooktop. The cleaner could produce
hazardous fumes or damage the
cooktop.
*Do not use the range if the cooktop is
cracked or broken.
Failure to follow these instructions could
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To avoid damaging the cooktop, follow
these instructions:
Remove sugary spills before cooktop
cools to prevent pitting.
l Do not use the cooktop
as a cutting
board.
*Do not allow anything that may melt
(such as plastic or aluminum foil) to
come in contact with the surface while
it is hot.
l Do not use the ceramic
cooktop to cook
popcorn that comes in prepackaged
aluminum containers. The container
could leave aluminum marks on the
cooktop that cannot be removed completely.
l Do not use steel wool, plastic cleaning
pads, abrasive powdered cleansers,
chlorine bleach, rust remover, ammonia,
or glass cleaning products with ammonia. These could damage the cooktop
surface.
l Dropping
heavy or hard objects on the
cooktop could crack it. Be careful with
heavy skillets. Do not store jars or cans
above the cooktop.
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tips
What to use:
l Cooktop
Polishing Creme (included
with your range) with paper towel or
clean, damp sponge - This creme has
been developed especially for cleaning
and protecting your cooktop. When using,
follow instructions on container.
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Razor scraper (included with your
range)-Use to remove cooked-on soils
from your ceramic cooktop. Razor blades
will not scratch your cooktop. Store razor
blades out of reach of children.
NOTE: For more information on using the
razor scraper, see back of scraper package.
Steps to follow:
1. Most spills can be wiped off easily using
a paper towel or clean, damp sponge as
soon as Hot Surface Indicator Light(s)
go off.
2. Rub Cooktop Polishing Creme into
cooked-on soil using a paper towel. If
some soil remains, leave some creme
on the spot(s) and follow Step 3.
3. Carefully scrape spots with the razor
scraper.
4. Finish by polishing entire cooktop with
Cooktop Polishing Creme and a paper
towel.
Additional tips:
l Sugar spills and soils (such as jellies and
candy syrups) can cause pitting on the
cooktop it not removed while the ceramic
surface is still warm. Remove as soon as
possible after the spill occurs.
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Remove dark streaks, specks, and
discoloration with Cooktop Polishing
Creme.
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Remove metal marks (from copper or
aluminum pans) with Cooktop Polishing
Creme before heating the cooktop again.
If heated before cleaning, metal marks
may not come off.
Tiny scratches or abrasions do not
affect cooking. In time, these will become
less visible as a result of cleaning. To
prevent scratches and abrasions, use
Cooktop Polishing Creme regularly.
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Nonabrasive cleanser with damp paper
towel or sponge can be used as an
alternative method for removing cooked-on
soils. Always rinse and dry your
cooktop thoroughly after using cleanser to
prevent streaking or staining.
To obtain order information for Cook-top
Polishing Creme (Part No. 3184477) or
razor scraper (Part No. 3183488), write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46350
OR
Call l-800-253-1301
to order. You must
have a major credit card to order by phone.
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Cleaning
other
range
parts
Use the followina table to helD vou clean all other Darts of your range.
-.a
Control knobs
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
PART
Sponge and warm, soapy
water
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
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abrasive cleansers. They may
damage the finish of the knobs.
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Control panel
Sponge and warm, soapy
water
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OR
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Exterior surfaces
(other than cooktop
and control panel)
Sponge and warm, soapy
water
Steel-wool pad and warm,
soapy water
Do not spray cleaner directly on panel.
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
NOTE: Set the Control Lock to prevent
the oven from accidentally turning on
when you are cleaning the panel. (See
“Using the control lock” on page 11.)
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each use)
Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and warm,
soapy water
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Do not use abraslve or harsh
cleansers. They may damage the
finish.
Do
not clean in Self-Cleaning cycle.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
OR
OR
cycle
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor
and become harder to slide if left in
oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply
a small amount of vegetable oil to the
side rungs to aid sliding.
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OR
Warm, soapy water and a
nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Use
nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
(See note on page 22.)
The Self-Cleaning
Oven door glass
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do
not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the
finish.
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Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs
point to OFF.
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Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
Oven cavity
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
PART
Self-Cleaning
cycle
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See “Using the Self-Cleaning
on pages 21-24.
Cycle”
The oven light
The oven light will come on when you open
the oven door. To turn on the light when the
oven door is closed, press the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool
and power to the range has been
turned off before replacing the light
bulb. Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or burns.
@The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the
bulb from breaking, and from high oven
temperatures. Because bulb cover is
made of glass, be careful not to drop it.
1 Broken glass could cause injury.
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To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back
of the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug in appliance or reconnect at the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not work during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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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
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 will
operate
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
The power cord is not
, plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
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SOLUTION
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.
The oven will
not operate
The electronic control has not
been set correctly.
Refer to pages 11-16 for setting the
electronic control.
The surface
units will not
operate
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
The control knobs are not
being set correctly.
Push control knobs in before turning
to a setting.
Control knob(s)
will not turn
You are not pushing in before
turning.
Push control knob(s) in before turning
to a setting.
The SelfCleaning cycle
will not operate
You did not push the Start/
Enter pad.
Push the Start/Enter pad.
The Lock Lever is not in the
Clean positior+all the way to
the right.
Move Lock Lever all the way to the
right.
PROBLEM
Cooking
results are not
what you
expected
POSSIBLE CAUSE
1 The range is not level.
SOLUTION
Level range. (See Installation
tions.)
Instruc-
Adjust the oven temperature control.
(See “Adjusting the oven temperature
control” on page 15.)
1 The oven was not preheated
before baking.
Preheat oven when 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 pan used is 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 l/z to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of air
space on all sides of pan. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch
(2.5 cm).
Cooking utensil does not fit
the surface unit being used.
Pan should be the same size or
slightly larger than surface unit being
used.
The display
shows “PF”
There has been a power
failure.
Reset the clock. (See page 12.)
“F” followed by
a number
shows on the
display
The electronic control or
temperature sensor has
failed.
Call for service. (See Step 3 on
page 32.)
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2. If you need
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-i 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consuftant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your
area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool
service companies.
.
01. Whirlpool service techniOERVICE
cians are trained to fulfill
w
the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in
the United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
. APPLIANCEHOlJSEHOLDMAJOR,
SERVICE
& REPAIR
-Sect Whirlpool
Appliances
or
Aulhorlzed
Whirlpool
Servke
(Example:
XYZ Service Co.)
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WASHING
MACHINES
6
DRYERS,
SERVICE
& REPAIR
-Sex WhIrlpool
Appliances
or
Aulhoflzed
Whirlpool
Service
(Example:
XX Servke
Co.)
4. If you need FSP’
ment parts . . .
replace-
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit tight and
work right, because they are made to the
same exacting specifications used to buikf
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 . . .
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
voices consumer views at the highest levels
of the major appliance industry.
. Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
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WHIRLPOOL”
CleanTop”‘” Freestanding
Range Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHELPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for CleanTop ceramic
cooktop to the original purchaser of this product. Whirlpool
warrants that:
-The ceramic cook-top will not discolor
-The ceramic cooktop pattern will not wear off
-The rubber seal between the ceramic cooktop and porcelain
edge will not crack
-The ceramic cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock
-The surface units will not burn out
FSP replacement parts for control knobs.
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR LIFE OF THE
PRODUCT
Second Year Through Life
of Product From Date of
Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
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 CleanTop ceramic cooktop if it has not been cared for as recommended in this
Use and Care Guide.
G.Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance
Ye3
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUEGTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book. After
checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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