Standard-Cleaning
Gas Range
A Note to You ............2
Range Safety .............3
Parts and Features ....5
Using Your Range......6
Caring for Your
Range.......................20
Troubleshooting.......26
Requesting
Assistance or
Service .....................28
Index ........................31
Warranty...................32
1-800-253-1301
Call our Consumer Assistance Center
with questions or comments.
TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS INSTRUCTION
BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND KEEP THIS
BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
with ACCUBAKE ® System
4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
MODEL SF325PEG
8053373A
A NOTE TO YOU
Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
The Whirlpool Brand is committed to designing quality products that consistently perform for you to make your
life easier. 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 Product Registration Card provided with your appliance. The card helps us
notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please record your model’s information.
Whenever you call to request service for your appliance,
you need to know your complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label/plate (see diagram in
the “Parts and Features” section).
Please also record the purchase date of your appliance
and your dealer’s name, address, and telephone number.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. It is important
for you to save your sales receipt showing the date of purchase. Proof of purchase will assure you of in-warranty service.
Our Consumer Assistance Center number is toll free.
1-800-253-1301
To find detailed product information, the location of the nearest Whirlpool dealer or designated servicer, to
purchase an accessory item, or register your appliance on-line, please visit our Web site at
www.whirlpool.com
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may 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
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
• Do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas
supplier’s instructions.
• 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.
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RANGE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and
obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
wDANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
wWARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
THE ANTI-TIP BRACKET
The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight
to the open door without the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
wWARNING
Tip Over Hazard
A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
Reconnect the anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
See the installation instructions for details.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns
to children and adults.
Anti-Tip Bracket
Making sure the anti-tip bracket is installed:
• Slide range forward.
• Look for the anti-tip bracket securely attached to floor.
• Slide range back so rear range foot is under anti-tip bracket.
Range Foot
continued on next page
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RANGE SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the
range, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
• WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
TIPPING OF THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST
BE SECURED BY PROPERLY INSTALLED
ANTI-TIP DEVICES. TO CHECK IF THE DEVICES
ARE INSTALLED PROPERLY, SLIDE RANGE
FORWARD, LOOK FOR ANTI-TIP BRACKET
SECURELY ATTACHED TO FLOOR, AND SLIDE
RANGE BACK SO REAR RANGE FOOT IS
UNDER ANTI-TIP BRACKET.
• CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to
children in cabinets above a range or on the
backguard of a range –children climbing on the
range to reach items could be seriously injured.
• Proper Installation – The range, when installed,
must be electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. Be
sure the range is properly installed and grounded
by a qualified technician.
• This range is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against shock
hazard and should be plugged directly into a
properly grounded receptacle. Do not cut or
remove the grounding prong from this plug.
• Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing
the appliance.
• Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating
the Room.
• Injuries may result from the misuse of appliance
doors or drawers such as stepping, leaning, or
sitting on the doors or drawers.
• Maintenance – Keep range area clear and free
from combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
• Storage in or on the Range – Flammable
materials should not be stored in an oven or
near surface units.
• Top burner flame size should be adjusted so it
does not extend beyond the edge of the
cooking utensil.
For self-cleaning ranges –
• Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler
pan and other utensils. Wipe off all excessive
spillage before initiating the cleaning cycle.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to
publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of potential exposure to such substances.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene,
formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and toluene.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
Oven vent
(p. 18)
Electronic
oven control
(p. 10-18)
Surface burners
and grates
(pp.6-7, 19, 21-22)
Control panel
(pp. 5, 19)
Automatic oven
light switch
(p. 25)
Anti-tip bracket
(p. 3)
Door stop clip
(pp. 22-24)
Model and
serial number
plate
(behind left side
of broiler door)
Broiler door
(p. 16)
CONTROL PANEL
Left rear
control knob
Surface burner marker
(shows which burner
you are setting)
Left front
control knob
(POWER™Burner)
Right front
control knob
Right rear
control knob
(ACCUSIMMER™
setting)
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USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE SURFACE BURNERS
wWARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond
the edge of the pan.
Turn off all controls when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death or fire.
Burner heat settings
Use the following chart as a guide.
SETTING
LIGHT
RECOMMENDED USE
• To light the burner.
POWER™Burner
(left front burner)
• To provide highest heat
HIGH
• To start food cooking.
• To bring liquid to a boil.
• To hold a boil.
• To fry chicken or pancakes.
• For gravy, pudding, and icing.
• To cook large amounts of
Mid-range
(between HIGH
and LOW)
setting.
vegetables.
Using the control knobs
Your range comes with electric ignitors. Electric
ignitors automatically light the burners each time
you turn the control knobs to LIGHT.
• Place a filled pan on the burner grate before
turning on the surface burner. Do not operate a
burner for extended periods of time without
having cookware on the grate.
• Push in the control knob and turn it counterclockwise to the
LIGHT position. The
clicking sound is the
ignitor sparking. Make
sure the burner has lit.
• To stop the clicking
sound after the burner
lights, turn the control
knob to the cook
setting you want. You
can set the control knob
anywhere between HIGH and LOW.
NOTE: All four electric ignitors will click at the same
time. However, the burner with the control knob
turned to LIGHT is the one that will ignite.
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LOW
ACCUSIMMER™
setting
(right rear burner)
• To keep food warm.
• To simmer.
• To provide lowest
simmer/heat setting.
• To melt chocolate or butter.
NOTE: Do not leave empty cookware, or cookware
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface burner. The
cookware could overheat, causing damage to the
cookware or cooking product.
Using POWER Burner
POWER Burner is an adjustable setting for the left
front burner which provides an ultra-high heat setting.
It can be used to rapidly bring liquid to a boil and to
cook large quantities of food.
Using ACCUSIMMER
ACCUSIMMER is an adjustable setting for the right
rear burner. It allows more accurate simmer control at
the lowest setting.
Easy ways to save energy
• To help shorten your cooking time, use the least
amount of liquid possible.
• Preheat your pots and pans only when
recommended and for the shortest time possible.
• Start your food on a higher heat setting, then turn
the control to a lower setting to finish cooking.
USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE SURFACE BURNERS (CONT.)
In case of a prolonged power failure
• Refer to your canner manual for specific
You can manually light surface burners. Hold a lit
match near a burner and turn the control knob to
the LIGHT position. After the burner lights, turn the
control knob to the setting you want.
Home canning information
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.
To protect your range:
• For best results, use a canner which can be
centered over the surface burner.
• Do not place your canner on 2 surface burners
at the same time.
• Start with hot water. This reduces the time
the control is set on high. Reduce the heat
setting to the lowest position needed to maintain
a boil or required pressure levels in a pressure
canner.
instructions.
For up-to-date information on canning, contact
your local U.S. Government Agricultural
Department Extension Office or companies who
manufacture home canning products.
Using the right cookware makes a
big difference
• The pan should have a flat bottom, straight sides,
and a well-fitting lid.
• Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
cookware.
• The pan material (metal or glass) affects how
quickly and evenly the pan heats.
• When using glass or ceramic cookware, check to
make sure it is suitable for use on surface burners.
• To avoid tipping, make sure pots and pans are
centered on the grates.
CHARACTERISTICS OF COOKWARE MATERIALS
The pan material affects how fast heat transfers from the surface cooking area through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide the best cooking results.
Aluminum
• Heats quickly and evenly.
• Use for all types of cooking.
• Medium or heavy thickness is best for most cooking.
• Used as a core or base in cookware to provide even heating.
Cast iron
• Heats slowly and evenly.
• Good for browning and frying.
• Maintains heat for slow cooking.
• Can be coated with porcelain enamel.
Ceramic or
ceramic glass
• Heats slowly and unevenly.
• Use on low to medium settings.
• Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Copper
• Heats very quickly and evenly.
• Used as a core or base in cookware to provide even heating.
Earthenware
• Can be used for cooktop cooking if recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Use on low settings.
Porcelain enamel-on-steel or
enamel-on-cast iron
• See cast iron and stainless steel.
Stainless steel
• Heats quickly but unevenly.
• A core or base of aluminum or copper on the cookware provides
even heating.
• Can be coated with porcelain enamel.
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USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE OVEN
Positioning racks and pans
Place the oven racks where you need them before
turning on the oven.
• To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position,
raise the front edge and lift it out.
• Be sure the rack(s) is level.
• Use pot holders or oven mitts to protect your hands
if rack(s) must be moved while the oven is hot.
• For best performance, cook on one rack. Place
the rack so the top of the food will be centered in
the oven.
• When cooking with two racks, arrange the racks
on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. Two sheets of
cookies may be baked if sheets are switched at
approximately three quarters of the total bake time.
Increase baking time, if necessary.
• For best results allow 2 inches (5 cm) of space
around each pan and between pans and oven walls.
Extra oven rack position (roasting rack)
Use this rack position when roasting food too large
to be placed on the first
rack position.
For proper roasting,
follow these
guidelines:
• To avoid spillage,
remove food before
pulling out the rack.
• Tilt the rack up at the
Extra oven rack position front before pulling it
over the door.
• Use an adequate amount of liquid in the pan (meat
juices or water) so your food does not get overdone.
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Where to place pans:
WHEN YOU HAVE
PLACE
1 pan
In center of the oven rack.
2 pans
Side by side or slightly
staggered.
3 or 4 pans
In opposite corners on
each oven rack. Stagger
pans so no pan is directly
over another.
Rack placement for specific foods:
FOOD
RACK POSITION
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys, angel
food cakes
1st or 2nd rack
guide from bottom
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
2nd rack guide
from bottom
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
2nd or 3rd rack
guide from bottom
NOTE: For information on where to place your rack
when broiling, see “Broiling guidelines” later in this
section.
USING YOUR RANGE
USING ALUMINUM FOIL
• Do not line the oven bottom with any type of
foil, liners, or cookware. Permanent damage
will occur to the oven bottom finish.
• Do not block the oven bottom vents.
• Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil.
Doing so will reduce air
circulation and overall
oven performance.
• To catch spillovers
from pies or casseroles
place foil on the oven
rack below. Foil should
be turned up at edges
and be at least 1 inch
larger than dish.
• Place tent-shaped foil loosely over meat or
poultry to slow down surface browning for long
term roasting. Remove foil for the last 30 minutes.
• Use narrow strips of foil to shield piecrust edges
if browning too quickly.
BAKEWARE CHOICES
Baking performance is affected by the type of bakeware used. Use the bakeware size recommended in the recipe.
BAKEWARE TYPE
BEST USED FOR
GUIDELINES
Light colored aluminum
• Light golden crusts
• Even browning
• Use temperature and time recommended
in recipe.
Dark aluminum and other
bakeware with dark, dull,
and/or non-stick finish
• Brown, crisp crusts
• May reduce baking temperature 25°F.
• Use suggested baking time.
• Use temperature and time recommended in recipe
for pies, breads, and casseroles.
• Place rack in center of oven.
Ovenproof glassware,
ceramic glass, or ceramic
• Brown, crisp crusts
• May reduce baking temperature 25°F.
Insulated cookie sheets or • Little or no bottom browning
baking pans
• Place in the bottom third of oven.
• May need to increase baking time.
Stainless steel
• Light, golden crusts
• Uneven browning
• May need to increase baking time.
Stoneware
• Crisp crusts
• Follow manufacturer's instructions.
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USING YOUR RANGE
THE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL
Electronic
display
ON
HEAT BAKE BROIL LOCK'D
Oven selector
pads
(pp. 13, 15, 17)
BAKE
CUSTOM AUTO
BROIL CLEAN
Temperature
pad
(pp. 13, 15, 17)
TEMP
CLOCK
TIMER
TIMER
SET
LIGHT
Clock
pad
(p. 11)
MIN
START
OFF
ENTER
CANCEL
Minute Oven Hour Minute
timer set light pads pads
and off pad (p. 11) (p. 11)
pads
(p. 25)
(pp. 11, 12)
5 SEC
Off/cancel
pad
(pp. 12,
14, 17)
Start/enter
pad
(pp. 10, 11,
12, 14, 15, 17)
Display/clock
Using the control lock
• When you first plug in the range, everything on
The control lock lets you shut down the control
panel command pads. The control lock comes in
handy when you want to prevent others from
using the oven.
the display will light up for 1 to 2 seconds, then
a time of day and “PF” will appear on the
temperature display. Press the off/cancel pad to
clear “PF” from the display. If, after you set the
clock (see “Setting the clock” later in this
section), “PF” again appears on the display, your
electricity was off for a while. Reset the clock, if
needed.
• When you are not using the oven, the display will
show the time of day.
• 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 hours and minutes.
NOTES:
• You can only use the control lock when the oven
is not in use or the control has not been set.
• Set the control lock when cleaning the control
panel to prevent yourself from accidentally turning on the oven.
• The control lock will stay on even after a power
failure.
To lock the control panel:
Press and hold the start/enter pad for 5 seconds.
You will hear a single tone and “Loc” and
START “LOCK’D” will appear on the temperature
display.
ENTER
5 SEC
To unlock the control panel:
Press and hold START/ENTER for 5 seconds. You
will hear 3 tones followed by a single tone.
START “Loc” and “LOCK’D” will disappear from
the temperature display.
ENTER
5 SEC
10
HR
TIMER
OFF
USING YOUR RANGE
SETTING THE CLOCK
1. Press CLOCK.
PRESS
YOU SEE
CLOCK
TIME
2. Set the time.
PRESS
YOU SEE
Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until
the correct time shows on the display.
HR
MIN
TIME
(example for 5:30)
3. Start the clock.
PRESS
START
YOU SEE
OR
CLOCK
ENTER
5 SEC
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 1 hour. You will hear four 1-second
tones when the set time is up.
1. Press TIMER SET.
PRESS
YOU SEE
TIMER
SET
TIMER
2. Set the time.
PRESS
YOU SEE
Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until
the correct time shows on the display.
HR
MIN
TIMER
(example for ten minutes)
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USING YOUR RANGE
USING THE ELECTRONIC MINUTE TIMER (CONT.)
3. Start the minute timer.
The minute timer will begin counting down
immediately after the timer is started.
PRESS
YOU SEE
START
ENTER
TIMER
5 SEC
(display counts down)
YOU SEE
When the time is up:
You will hear four 1-second tones, then four
1-second reminder tones every minute until
you press TIMER OFF.
TIMER
NOTE: To display the time of day while the
minute timer is counting down, press CLOCK.
4. Turn off the minute timer.
PRESS
YOU SEE
TIMER
OFF
(time of day)
To cancel the minute timer:
Press TIMER OFF.
PRESS
YOU SEE
TIMER
OFF
(time of day)
STARTING/CANCELING A FUNCTION
After setting a function, you must press
START/ENTER to start the function.
START
ENTER
5 SEC
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OFF/CANCEL will cancel any function except
for the clock, timer, or control lock. When
OFF you press OFF/CANCEL, the display
will show the time of day or, if the minute
CANCEL
timer is also being used, the time remaining.
USING YOUR RANGE
BAKING/ROASTING
Your oven is designed with the ACCUBAKE®
temperature management system to constantly
monitor oven temperature. The burner element will
cycle, as needed, to maintain the desired
temperature. This feature is automatically activated
when the oven is in operation.
IMPORTANT: Do not try to light the oven burner
during a power failure. Never place food or
cookware directly on the oven door or the oven
bottom.
1. Place the racks where you need them in the
Front
oven. For more
information, see
“Positioning racks and
pans” under “Using the
Oven”, earlier in this
section.
Rear
PRESS
2. Choose the bake setting.
YOU SEE
BAKE
BAKE
3. Set the temperature (optional).
Do this step if you want to set a temperature
other than 350°F. Press ▲ to raise the
temperature or ▼ to lower the temperature in
5°F amounts. Use these pads until the desired
temperature shows on the small display.
4. When roasting, put your food in the oven.
You do not have to
preheat the oven when
roasting, unless your
recipe recommends it.
PRESS
YOU SEE
TEMP
BAKE
(example for bake at 375°F)
Roasting meats and poultry
• For even cooking, place the meat on a rack in a
shallow pan. This keeps the meat out of the
drippings and allows the heat to circulate better.
• Use a meat thermometer for the most accurate
doneness. Insert it so the tip is in the center of
the largest muscle or thickest portion of the meat
or poultry. Make sure the thermometer is not
touching bone, fat, or the bottom of the pan.
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USING YOUR RANGE
BAKING/ROASTING (CONT.)
PRESS
5. Press START/ENTER.
A preheat conditioning time counts down
the approximate preheat time after the oven
temperature has been set and START has been
pressed. The oven control automatically sets
preheating times based on the oven
temperature you select:
• For 245°F and less, the preheating time is
4 minutes.
• For 250°F-445°F, the preheating time is
10 minutes.
• For above 450°F, the preheating time is
15 minutes.
As the preheat conditioning ends, the selected
oven temperature replaces “PrE” on the display
and the time of day reappears. You will hear a
1-second tone, indicating the oven is ready to use.
The ACCUBAKE® system electronically regulates
the preheat time and temperature to maintain a
precise temperature range for the best cooking
results. The preheat and set temperatures may
be different at the end of the countdown. This is
normal.
NOTES:
• When the oven temperature is greater than
170°F, no preheating time will be shown on the
display.
• You can change the temperature setting any
time after pressing START/ENTER. You do not
have to press START/ENTER again.
6. When baking, put your food in the oven after the
preheat conditioning
time ends. During
baking/roasting, the
oven burner will turn on
and off to keep the
oven temperature at
the setting.
7. After cooking, turn off the oven.
YOU SEE
START
ENTER
ON
HEAT BAKE
5 SEC
(example for set temperature
of 350°F)
YOU SEE
ON
HEAT BAKE
• The preheating time will not change if you reset
•
the temperature before the countdown time ends.
If you are baking/roasting while the minute timer
is counting down, you can see the set baking/
roasting temperature for 5 seconds by pressing
BAKE.
Saving energy
• To avoid loss of heat, open the oven door as little
as possible.
Use
a timer to keep track of cooking time.
•
Plan
your meals for the most efficient use of the
•
oven by cooking more than one food at a time, or
baking while the oven is still hot after cooking a
meal.
PRESS
YOU SEE
OFF
CANCEL
(time of day)
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USING YOUR RANGE
ADJUSTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Although your new oven is properly adjusted to
provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster
or slower than your old oven.
If you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting
results, you can change the offset temperature by
following the steps below.
NOTE: DO NOT measure the oven temperature with
a thermometer. Opening the oven door will lower
the oven temperature and give you an incorrect
reading. Also, the thermometer temperature reading
will change as your oven cycles.
1. Press and hold BAKE for 5 seconds.
The display will show the current offset
temperature, for example “0,” if you have not
already adjusted the temperature.
PRESS
YOU SEE
BAKE
(factory setting of “0”)
2. Set the new offset temperature.
Press ▲ to raise the temperature or ▼ to lower
the temperature in 10°F amounts. You can set
the temperature change to as low as -30°F or as
high as +30°F. A minus (-) sign will appear before
the number when decreasing the temperature
setting. The minus sign shows the oven will be
cooler by the displayed amount. There is no sign
in front of the number when increasing the
temperature setting.
3. Enter the adjustment.
NOTE: The oven control will stay adjusted even
after a power failure.
PRESS
YOU SEE
TEMP
(example when making oven
10°F cooler)
PRESS
YOU SEE
START
ENTER
5 SEC
(time of day)
How to determine the amount of
adjustment needed
The chart at the right tells you how much to adjust
the offset temperature to get the cooking results
you want. You can figure out cooking results by the
amount of browning, moistness, and rising times for
baked foods.
TO COOK
FOOD ...
A little more
Moderately more
Much more
A little less
Moderately less
Much less
ADJUST BY
THIS NUMBER
OF DEGREES
(FAHRENHEIT)
+10
+20
+30
-10
-20
-30
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USING YOUR RANGE
BROILING
Broiler pan and grid
3. Before the broiler is turned on, place your food
The broiler is located below the oven door. The
broiler pan and grid roll out for easy access. Always
broil with the broiler and oven doors closed.
NOTES:
• Do not step on or apply weight to the broiler door
when it is open. This could damage the door.
• Do not preheat the broiler before using it.
Completely close the broiler door during broiling.
on the broiler pan. Then
place the pan on the
broiler bottom (Ledge 0)
Position 2 or one of the two ledges
and roll the broiler pan
Position 1 and grid into the broiler.
Position 0
1. Open the broiler door and roll out the broiler pan
and grid.
2. Place the broiler pan and grid so grease can
drain down into the
lower part of the broiler
pan.
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4. Close the broiler door.
USING YOUR RANGE
BROILING (CONT.)
5. Press CUSTOM BROIL.
PRESS
YOU SEE
CUSTOM
BROIL
6. Start oven.
You can change the temperature setting any
time after pressing START/ENTER. To change
the setting, see “To custom broil at a lower
temperature” below. After changing the setting,
you do not have to press START/ENTER again.
7. After broiling, turn off the oven.
PRESS
BROIL
YOU SEE
START
ENTER
ON
HEAT
BROIL
5 SEC
PRESS
YOU SEE
OFF
CANCEL
(time of day)
To custom broil at a lower temperature:
PRESS
YOU SEE
• If food is cooking too fast, press the ▼ temp pad
until “325°F” shows on the small display.
ON
TEMP
HEAT
BROIL
(example shows broil at 325°F)
• If you want food to broil slower from the start,
press CUSTOM BROIL and press the ▼ temp pad
so a temperature between 300°F and 520°F shows
on the small display. Press START/ENTER.
Lower temperature settings let the broil burner
cycle and slow cooking results. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
NOTE: Fish and chicken are some foods that may
cook better if you use lower broiling temperatures.
PRESS
YOU SEE
ON
CUSTOM
BROIL
BROIL
(example shows broil at 400°F)
TEMP
YOU SEE
START
ENTER
ON
HEAT
BROIL
5 SEC
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USING YOUR RANGE
BROILING (CONT.)
Broiling guidelines
Recommended pan positions are numbered from bottom (0) to top (2) (see “Broiler pan and grid” earlier in
this section.) You should rotate the broiler pan back to the front at the same time you turn the foods.
PAN
POSITION
MEAT
APPROXIMATE TIME
(MINUTES)
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
10-12
12-14
16-17
5-6
6-7
8-9
Steak, 1" thick
medium-rare
medium
well-done
1
Ground Meat Patties, 3⁄4" thick, well-done
1
11-13
6-7
Pork Chops, 1" thick
0
19-21
9-10
Ham Slice, ⁄2" thick-precooked
1
6-8
3-4
Frankfurters
1
5-6
2-3
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
0
1
15-17
11-13
15-17
11-13
Fish, 1⁄2-3⁄4" thick fillets
1
7-8
3-4
1
Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted to individual tastes.
Very thin cuts, such as fish fillets, may not need to be turned.
THE OVEN VENT
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through
a vent that is near the middle of the backguard.
The vent lets air circulate properly. Be careful not to
block the vent, or you will get poor baking/roasting
results.
NOTE: Never store plastics, paper, or other items
that could melt or burn near the oven vent, or any
of the surface burners.
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Oven vent
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
CLEANING CHART
Before cleaning, always make sure all controls are off and the range is cool. Refer to instructions on all
cleaning products before using them to clean your range.
PART
CLEANING METHOD
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Control Knobs
• Soap and water
• Dishwasher
• DO NOT use steel wool or
abrasive cleaners.
• Pull knobs straight away from
control panel.
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
Control Panel
• Soap and water
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
• Spray glass cleaner
• Apply spray cleaner to paper
towel; do not spray directly on
panel.
Exterior Surfaces*
(excluding control panel and
oven door glass)
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid cleaner
• Spray glass cleaner
• DO NOT use abrasive or harsh
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad
• Gently clean around the model
cleaners like chlorine bleach,
ammonia or oven cleaners.
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
cloth.
and serial plate, too much
scrubbing could remove the
numbers.
• NOTE: To avoid product
damage, do not remove the
cooktop.
Surface burner grates and caps*
• Light to moderate soil
• Heavy burned on soils
• Clean as soon as they become
• Soap and water
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad dirty.
• Wash, rinse and dry well.
• Grates only (not caps).
• Dishwasher
• Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad • Repeat steps of cleaning process
(with items at left) as needed,
• Mild abrasive powdered cleanser
and water
until soil is completely removed.
• Rinse thoroughly and dry.
• NOTE: Do not reassemble caps
on burners while wet.
*When the cooktop is cool, remove all spills and clean. Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato,
may affect the finish.
continued on next page
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
CLEANING CHART (CONT.)
PART
CLEANING METHOD
Surface burners
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
• See the “Sealed surface burner”
section in the “Caring for your
range” section.
Oven door glass
Oven cavity
• Food spills containing
sugar and/or milk
• Heavily soiled areas
• Wash, rinse and dry with soft
• Soap and water
Non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad
cloth.
•
• Wipe with paper towel.
• Spray glass cleaner
• Soap and water
• When oven cools, wash, rinse
and dry with soft cloth.
• Steel wool pad
• Commercial oven cleaner
• Wipe with clean water and dry well.
• Follow the directions that come with the
oven cleaner. (Place newspaper on the
floor to protect the floor surface.) Wipe
well with clean water and dry.
NOTES:
• Use oven cleaners in a well-ventilated
room.
• Do not let commercial oven cleaners
contact the gasket, thermostat, or
exterior surfaces of the range. This
will cause damage.
• For easier cleaning, you can remove
the oven door. Carefully follow the
instructions in the “Removing the oven
door” section.
Oven racks
• Soap and water
• Steel wool pad
• Wash, rinse and dry.
Broiler pan and grid
• Soap and water
• Steel wool pad
• Dishwasher
• Solution of 1/2 cup ammonia to
• Wash, rinse and dry.
1 gallon water
• Mild abrasive cleanser or
commercial oven cleaner
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• Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub
with plastic scrubbing pad.
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SEALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP
Cleaning the surface burners
• You should routinely remove and clean the burner
cap. Always clean the burner cap after a spillover. Keeping the burner cap clean prevents
improper ignition and an uneven flame.
• For the proper flow of gas and ignition of the
burner, do not allow spills, food, cleaning
agents, or any other material to enter the gas
tube opening or burner ports.
• Gas must flow freely through the gas tube
opening for the burner to light properly. You must
keep this area free of any soil and protect it from
boilovers or spillovers. Always keep the burner
cap in place whenever a surface burner is in use.
• Let the cooktop cool before cleaning.
• Do not use oven cleaners, bleach, or rust
removers.
• Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air.
• Be careful not to allow moisture to collect in the
burner control knob areas. Moisture can cause
the ignitor switches to fail.
Porcelain
burner cap
Contoured
well area
Ignitor
Burner
base
Gas tube
opening
• Occasionally check the burner flames for proper
5 "
8
size and shape as
shown. A good flame
is blue in color. If the
flames are uneven,
you may need to
clean the burner ports.
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
SEALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP (CONT.)
To clean the burners:
1. Pull the burner cap straight up from the
2.
3.
4.
burner base.
Clean the burner cap with warm, soapy water
and a sponge. You can also clean it with a
mildly abrasive scrubbing pad or cleanser.
Do not clean the burner cap in a dishwasher.
If the gas tube opening has become soiled or
clogged, use a cotton swab or a soft cloth to
clean the area.
If the ports are clogged, clean them with a
straight pin. Do not
enlarge or distort the
port. Do not use a
wooden toothpick. If
the burner needs to be
adjusted, call a qualified
technician for service.
5. After cleaning the gas tube opening and ports,
Alignment
pin
replace the burner cap.
To replace the burner
cap, make sure the
alignment pins on the
cap are properly aligned
with the burner base.
6. Turn on the burner to see if it will light. If the
burner does not light after you have cleaned it,
recheck cap alignment or contact a designated
service technician. Do not service the sealed
burner yourself.
REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR
For normal use of your range, you do not need to
remove the door. However, if you find it necessary
to remove the door, follow the instructions in this
section.
Door removal
pin hole
Door stop clip
NOTE: The oven door is heavy.
Before removing the door:
1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at
the bottom corner of the door stop clip.
2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front
frame hinge slot. Take care not to scratch
porcelain.
3. Repeat procedure for other door stop clip.
Range
Hinge
hanger
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Front frame
hinge slot
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REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR (CONT.)
To remove:
1. Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins,
included with your
range, into both hinge
hangers. Do not
remove the pins while
the door is removed
from the range.
2. Carefully close the door until it rests against the
door removal pins.
3. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers
on the front of the door
and your thumbs on
the inside surface.
4. Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge
hangers will slide out of front frame hinge slot.
To replace:
NOTE: The door removal pins you inserted must
still be in both door hinges.
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers
on the front of the door and your thumbs on the
inside surface.
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR (CONT.)
2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each
hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers
into the front frame hinge slots.
3. Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge
hangers down onto front frame support pins.
Door stop
clip
Door removal
pin hole
NOTE: Make sure the hinge hangers are fully seated
and engaged on the support pins.
4. Insert the door stop clip with the angular surface
at the top of the frame hinge slot, then push in
the bottom of the clip until flanges are flush with
the front frame.
5. Open the door completely and remove the door
removal pins. Save door removal pins for future
use.
6. Close the door.
Hinge
hanger
Support pins
Front frame
hinge slot
Door removal
pin hole
REMOVING THE OVEN BOTTOM
You can remove the panel in the oven bottom
for cleaning.
To remove:
1. Let oven cool.
2. Remove the oven racks.
3. Remove the 2 hold-down screws at the rear of
the oven. If the screws are too tight to remove
by hand, use a screwdriver.
Remove
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Range
Angular
surface of
door stop
clip
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
REMOVING THE OVEN BOTTOM (CONT.)
4. Place your fingers in the slots in the bottom
5.
panel and lift the rear of the panel up and back
until the lip at the front of the panel is clear of
the front frame of the oven cavity.
Lift the bottom up and out.
Lip
To replace:
Reverse the steps above.
THE OVEN LIGHT
The oven light will come on when you open the
oven door.
To turn the light on or off when the oven door
is closed:
• Push the oven light pad.
LIGHT
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back of
4. Replace the light bulb cover by turning it
clockwise.
the oven by turning it
counterclockwise.
5. Plug in range or reconnect power.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket. Replace
the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you
still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 28.
RANGE DOES NOT WORK
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Nothing works
• The range is not plugged into a properly grounded outlet (120v polarized).
• The range is not properly connected to the gas supply. Contact a designated
•
service technician to reconnect the range to the gas supply. (See the
Installation Instructions.)
You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
OVEN/BROILER BURNER
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The oven does not work
• You have not set the electronic control correctly. Refer to setting the
electronic oven control section. (See pages 10 to 18.)
• You have set a delayed start time. Wait for the start time to be reached or
cancel and reset the control.
• The main or regulator gas shutoff valve is in the off position. (See the
Installation Instructions.)
The burner fails to light
The burner flames lift
away from the ports, are
yellow, or are noisy
• The ignitor is broken. Contact a designated service technician to replace it.
• You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
• The air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact a designated service technician to
check the air/gas mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
SURFACE BURNERS
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The burner fails to light
• The control knob is not set correctly. Push in the control knobs before turning
them. Make sure the control knob is turned to the Light position. (See page 6.)
• You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
• The burner ports may be clogged. Clean them with a straight pin. (See page 22.)
The burner flames are
uneven
The burner flames lift off
the ports, are yellow, or
are noisy when turned off
The burner makes a
popping noise when on
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• The burner ports may be clogged. Clean them with a straight pin. (See page 22.)
• The burner caps may not be positioned properly. (See page 22.)
• The burner needs cleaning. (See pages 21 and 22.)
• The air/gas mixture is incorrect. Contact a designated service technician to
check the air/gas mixture or see the Installation Instructions.
• The burner is wet from washing. Let it dry.
TROUBLESHOOTING
COOKING RESULTS
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Cookware not level
on cooktop
(Check to see if liquids
are level in cookware)
• Level the range. (See the Installation Instructions.)
• Use cookware with a flat bottom.
Excessive heat on cooktop
in areas around cookware
• Choose cookware the same size or slightly larger than the burner flame.
The oven temperature
seems too low or too high
• Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature
Slow baking or roasting
• Increase baking or roasting time.
• Increase temperature 25°F.
• Preheat oven to selected temperature before placing food in when
control” section.)
preheating is recommended.
• Choose bakeware that will allow 2 inches of air space around all sides.
• Open oven door to check food when timer signals shortest time suggested
in recipe.
• Oven peeking can make cooking times longer.
Baked items too brown
on bottom
Unevenly baked items
Crust edge browns
before pie is done
• Preheat oven to selected temperature before placing food in oven.
• Choose bakeware that will allow 2 inches of air space around all sides.
• Position rack higher in oven.
• Decrease oven temperature 15° to 25°F.
• Level the range.
• Bake in center of oven with 2 inches of space around each pan.
• Check to make sure batter is level in pan.
• Shield edge with foil.
DISPLAY MESSAGES
PROBLEM
CAUSE
The display is showing
“PF”
• There has been a power failure. Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the display,
“F” followed by a
number shows on
the display
• Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the display. If an “F” code appears again, call
then reset the clock. (See page 11.)
for service. (See “If You Need Assistance or Service” on page 28.)
If none of these items are causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 28.
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REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you
the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center toll free at 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants are available to
assist you.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see the “A Note to You” section).
This information will help Whirlpool better respond
to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line
of appliances
• Installation information
• Use and maintenance procedures
• Accessory and repair parts sales
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish
speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors
Whirlpool designated service technicians are
trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company
in your area, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT PARTS
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use FSP® factory specified
parts. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same exacting
specifications used to build every new
WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
or your nearest Whirlpool designated service center.
FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE
If you need further assistance, you can write to
Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
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Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
INDEX
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
ANTI-TIP BRACKET......................................................3
FEATURES ....................................................................5
ASSISTANCE ..............................................................28
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER ..................................2
BAKING
ACCUBAKE® system ........................................13, 14
Aluminum foil ............................................................9
Bakeware ..................................................................9
Pans ......................................................................7, 8
Preheat conditioning ..............................................14
Racks ........................................................................8
Setting cycle............................................................13
Tips..........................................................................14
OVEN
Bottom ..............................................................24, 25
Door ............................................................22, 23, 24
BROILING
Broiler ......................................................................16
Grid..........................................................................16
Guidelines................................................................18
Pan ..........................................................................16
Setting cycle............................................................17
CLEANING
Broiler pan and grid ................................................20
Control knobs..........................................................19
Control panel ..........................................................19
Exterior surfaces ....................................................19
Oven cavity ............................................................20
Oven door glass ......................................................20
Oven racks ..............................................................20
Sealed surface burners ....................................21-22
Surface burner grates and caps ............................19
CONTROL PANEL
Burner heat settings..................................................6
Control knobs......................................................6, 19
Surface burner markers ............................................5
COOKWARE
Canning ....................................................................7
Materials....................................................................7
Tips............................................................................7
OVEN LIGHT ..............................................................25
OVEN TEMPERATURE
Adjusting ................................................................15
Setting ..............................................................13, 17
OVEN VENT ................................................................18
PANS ........................................................................7, 8
PARTS ..........................................................................5
RACKS ..........................................................................8
ROASTING
Pans ......................................................................7, 8
Racks ........................................................................8
Setting cycle............................................................13
Tips....................................................................13, 14
SAFETY ....................................................................3, 4
SERVICE ....................................................................28
SURFACE BURNERS
ACCUSIMMER™ setting ..........................................6
Control knobs......................................................6, 19
Control setting guide ................................................6
POWER™Burner ......................................................6
Power failure ............................................................7
Surface burner markers ............................................5
Tips............................................................................6
TROUBLESHOOTING ..........................................26, 27
WARRANTY ................................................................32
ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL
Canceling ................................................................12
Clock ......................................................................11
Control lock ............................................................10
Display/clock ..........................................................10
Minute timer ............................................................11
Starting....................................................................12
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WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL GAS RANGE
®
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials
or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated
service company.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
E. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
F. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion
or limitation 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 dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section, or by calling the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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