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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE .
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS..
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PARTS AND FEATURES.. . . . . .
USING YOUR RANtE. . . . . .
Using the Surface Units. . . . . .
Home Canning Information.
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Minute Timer. . . . . . .
Baking or Roasting . . , . . , . . . .
Setting the Oven Controls . .
How To Position Racks
andPans . , . . . . . . . . . .
How To Use Aluminum Foil
for Baking. . . . . . . . . . .
Broiling . , . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Oven Controls
Custom Broil . . . . . . . . .
Broiling Tips . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adjusting the Oven
Temperature Control . . . . . 15
The Oven Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
The Storage Drawer . . . , . . . . . 17
Optional Door Panel Pat . . . . 18
CARING
FOR YOUR RANGE . . . .
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Control Panel and Knobs . . . .
Surface Units and Reflector
Bowls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lift-Up Cooktop
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TheOvenDoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Oven Cleaning. . . .
Cleaning Chart . . . . . . . . . .
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE
OR ASSISTANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . .
WHIRLPOOL RANGE
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Before you use your range
You are responsible
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for:
Reading and following all safety precautions in this Use and Care Guide.
Installing and leveling the range on a floor strong enough to support its weight,
and where it is protected from the elements. (See the Installation Instructions.)
Making sure the range is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.
Properly maintaining the range.
Using the range only for jobs expected of a home range.
Making sure the range is secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket, with
a rear leveling leg positioned under bracket.
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label. It will be easier to remove before the
range is used. To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball, then remove.
or
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hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue
as described above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of ffre, electrical
shock, injury
to persons, or damage
when using the range,
follow basic precautions,
Including the followlng:
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Read all instructions before using
the range.
Install or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions. It is recommended that the ran e be installed by a qualifie 8 installer. The
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To reduce the risk Gtipping of the
appliance, the appliance must
be secured by a properly installed anti-tip bracket. To check if
the bracket is installed properly,
remove the storage drawer (see
page17 and venfy that the antitip brat I et is engaged.
Do not use the range for warmin
or heating the room. Persons cou Bd
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should never
be allowed to sit or stand on any
part of the range. They could be
burned or injured.
Do not wear loose or hangin garments when using the range. 7 hey
could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit or heating element and
you could be burned.
Do not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended in this manual. All
other servicin should be referred
to a qualified Bechnician.
Do not store flammable materials
in or near the range. They could
explode or burn.
Do not use water on grease fires.
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Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flamin pan on cooktop
by covering witR a well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming
grease outside of an can be
extinguished with Iiiaking soda or,
if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type
extinguisher.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or
damp potholders on hot surfaces
may result in burns from steam. Do
not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or
bulky cloth for a potholder. They
could catch on fire.
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 heating element will be exposed and
may result in the igniting of
clothing or potholders. Correct
pan size also improves cooking
efficiency.
Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A
boilover could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers
that may ignite.
Make sure the reflector bowls are
in lace during cooking. Cooking
WI.Phout reflector bowls may subject the wirin and components
underneath ta em to damage.
Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners
may result in a risk of electric
shock or fire.
Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
cooktop. Only certain types of
glass, glass-ceramic, ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed
utensils are suitable for cooktops
without breaking due to the
sudden change in temperature.
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Turn pan handles inward, but not
over other surface units. This will
help reduce the chance of burns,
igniting of flammable materials,
and spills due to bumping of the
pan.
. Do not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element will
be damaged and shock or fire
could result.
. Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
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containers.
They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
injury.
. Keep range vents unobstructed.
l Always position oven racks in
desired location while oven is
cool. If rack must be moved while
oven is hot, do not let potholder
contact hot heating element in
oven.
l Do not clean
door seal. It is essential for a good seal. Care should
be taken not to rub, damage, or
move the seal. Clean only parts
recommended in this Use and
Care Guide.
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Do not store things children might
want above the range. Children
could be burned or Injured while
climbing on it.
Do not touch surface units, areas
near units, heating elements or
interior surfaces of oven. Surface
units and heating elements may
be hot even though they are dark
in color. Areas near surface units
and interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enough to cause
burns. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface
units, areas near units, heating elements or Interior surfaces of oven
until they have had sufficient time
to cool. Other surfaces of the
range may become hot enough
to cause burns; such as, the oven
vent opening, the surface near the
vent opening, the cooktop, and
the oven door.
. FOR YOUR SAFElYe
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE
OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS
AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for buying a Whlrlpool
appliance.
mall the Owner Registration
Card provided
Please complete
with this product.
and
Then
complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service
or call with a question.
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Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the oven door
on the oven frame) and purchase
date from sales slip.
Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Service Company
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Phone Number
Parts and features
Model RF306BXV
SURFACE UNIT
CLOCK/
LEFl FRONT LEFl REAR
CONTROL
CONTROL
KNOB
KNOB
OVEN TEMPERATURE OVEN
OVEN
INDICATOR
LIGHT
SURFACEUNIT
RIGHT REAR
CONTROL
KNOB
RIGHT FRONT
CONTROL
KNOB
CONTROL PANEL
PLUG-IN
SURFACE UNIT
REFLECTORBOWL
MODEL AND
SERIAL
BROIL
EMENT
LNTI-TIPBRACKET
iTORAGE DRAWE
Using your range
Using the Surface Units
PUSH IN
AND TURN
Surface Unit
Indicator lights
One of the surface unit indicator
lights on the control panel will glow
when a surface unit is on.
Control knobs
before turning
must be pushed
in
them to a setting. They
can be set 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.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are
turned to OFF and all lndlcator
Ilghts are OFF when you are not
cooking.
Someone could be
burned or a fire could start if
a surface unit is accldentally
left ON.
use the followlng
as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high settings; then turn the control knob down to continue
cooking. Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled pan on unit.
Until you get used to the settings,
Use HI to start
Use MED-WI
Use MED
Use MED-LO
Use LO to
foods cooking; to bring
liquids to a
boil.
to hold a
rapid boil; to
fry chicken
or pancakes.
for gravy,
puddings
and icing; to
cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
to keep food
cooking after
starting it
on a higher
setting.
keep food
warm until
ready to
serve. Set the
heat higher
or lower
within the LO
band to keep
food at the
temperature
you want.
Cookware
There is no one brand of utensil that is best for all people. Knowing something
about pan materials and construction will help you select the right cooking
utensils for your needs.
1. Use only
flat-bottomed utensils that make good contact with the surface units.
To check the flatness of a utensil:
l Turn it over and check the bottom of the pan by placing
a ruler across it.
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There should be no gaps between the pan
and the ruler.
2. The pan should have straight sides and a tight-fitting lid.
3. Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
Remember that a very heavy pan will be even heavier when filled with food.
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4. 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.
5. Handles should be made of a sturdy, heat-resistant material and be
securely attached to the pan.
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Burn, Personal Injury and Product Damage
Hazard
If the pan Is too small for the surface unlt, you could be burned bv the
heat from the exposed
sectlon of the surface unlt. Use correctly
sized
cooklng utensils to prevent Injury.
Not all glass, glass-ceramic,
ceramic,
earthenware
and other glazed
utensils are safe for cooktop
cooklng. Some will crack or break wlth
sudden temperature
changes,
which could result In personal
injury.
If a surface unlt stays red for a long time, the bottom of the pan Is not
flat enough or Is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged
usage of
Incorrect
utensils for long perlods of time can result In damage
to the
surface unlt, cooktop,
wlrlng and surrounding
areas. To prevent
damage,
use correct utensils, start cooklng on HI and turn control down
to continue cooklng.
Do not leave an empty utensll, or one which has bolled dry, on a hot
surface unit. It can overheat
and may damage
the utensil or surface
unit.
Do not use canners, woks and specialty
utensils wlth rounded, warped,
rldged or dented bottoms. These could cause severe overheating
which damages
the utensil and/or surface unlt.
Home Canning Information
To Protect Your Range:
1. Use flat-bottomed canners
for best results. Do not use canners with
dented or ridged (porcelain enamel-ware) bottoms. They do not make
good contact with the surface unit and cause severe over-heating
which damages the cooktop.
2. For best results, use a canner which can be centered over the surface unit.
Large diameter canners, if not properly centered, trap heat and can
cause damage to the cooktop.
3. Do not place canner on two surface units at the same time. Excessive heat
build-up will damage the cook-top.
4. Alternate surface units. This allows the surface units to cool down between
batches.
5. 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.
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Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection.
7. To prolong the life of the elements:
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at a time.
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all day
Optional Canning Kit
(Part NO. 242905)
The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high
heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life of regular surface units
and cause damage to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the installation of a
Canning Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized WhirlpoolSM
service company.
Setting the Clock
Push In and turn the Mlnute
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Tlmer Knob to set the Clock.
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1. Push
In Minute
turn clockwise
Timer Knob and
until clock shows
the right time of day.
2. let the Mlnute
Timer Knob pop
out. Turn clockwise until Minute
Timer hand points to OFF.The
clock sefflng will change If you
push In the knob when turning.
Using the Minute Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer.
Set it in minutes up to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set time is up.
DO NOT PUSH IN THE KNOB when setting the Minute Timer.
1. Wlthout
pushlng lt In, turn the
Minute Timer Knob until the timer
hand passes the setting you want.
pushlng In, turn the knob
back to the setting you want.
When the time Is up, a buzzer
will sound. To stop the buzzer, turn
the Minute Timer hand to OFF.
2. Wlthout
PUSHING IN AND TURNING THE MINUTE TIMER KNOB CHANGES
SETTING.
THE CLOCK
Baking or Roasting
Selling the Oven Controls
1. Position
the rack(s) properly
before turning on the oven. To
change rack position, lift rack at
2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE.
front and pull out. For information
on positioning racks, see “How To
Position Racks and Pans” on
page 11.
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3. Set the Oven Temperature Control
to the baking temperature you
want. The Oven Indicator Light will
come on. The oven is preheated
when the Oven Indicator Light first
goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when
roasting or cooking items such
as casseroles.
5. When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF
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4. Put food in the oven. During
baking, the elements will turn on
and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. The Oven
Indicator Light will turn on and off
with the elements.
The top element helps heat
durlng baklng, but does not
turn red.
How To Position Racks and Pans
The rack(s) should be placed so the top of the food will be centered in the
oven. Always leave at least lY2to 2 inches (4-5 cm] between the sides of the
pan and the oven walls and other pans.
For proper
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follow
these guidelines
for specific
foods:
Angel and bundt cake pans, yeast breads, frozen pies, large roasts and
turkeys - place rack on lowest level
Casseroles, muffins, most quick breads and meats - place rack on second
level from bottom
Cookies, biscuits, cakes and non-frozen pies - place rack on second or third
level from bottom
When baking on two racks, arrange racks on bottom and third level from
bottom.
Fire and Personal InJury Hazard
Always positlon oven racks In desired location
before turnlng oven on.
Be sure the racks are level.
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must be moved while oven is hot, use potholders
or oven mitts
to protect hands.
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or oven mitts contact
hot heatlng elements.
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use a dry potholder
or oven mitt to change racks or handle
utensils In the oven. Do not use a damp potholder
or oven mitt. Steam
burns could result.
Failure to follow the above precautions
may result In fire or personal
Injury.
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The hot air must circulate around
the pans in the oven for even heat
to reach all parts of the oven.
How to Use Aluminum Foil
for Baking:
For Best Air Circulation:
Place the pans so that one is not
directly over the other.
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around each pan and between
pans and oven walls.
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sheet in the
oven at one time.
Use the following as a guide to
determine where to place the pans.
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One Pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Use aluminum foil to catch spillavers
from pies or casseroles.
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below the rack with the food. The
foil should have the edges turned
up and be about 1 inch (3 cm]
larger all around than the dish
holding the food.
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aluminum foil. It will reduce air
circulation and cause poor cooking results.
Two Pans
Place in opposite corners of the
oven rack.
NOTE:“Oven peeking” may cause
heat loss, longer cooking times and
unsatisfactory baking or roasting
results. Rely on your timer.
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Electrlcal
Shock, Flre and
Product Damage
Hazard
Do not allow toll to touch the
heating elements
because
it
will damage
them and could
resulf In shock or flre hazard.
Do not llne Standard
Oven
bottoms wlfh foil or other Ilners.
Poor baklng will result.
Broiling
SeMng the Oven Controls
Position the rack properly before
turning on the oven. The oven rack
should be positioned so that the
surface of the food is at least 3
inches (7.4 cm) away from the
broil element.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm). The door will stay open
by itself.
NOTE: The door must be partly
open whenever the oven is set to
BROIL.Leaving the door open
allows the oven to maintain
proper temperatures.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on
the rack.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to BROIL.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when
broiling.
5. When broiling is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
Custom Broil
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If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counteruntil the Oven Indicator Light goes off.
clockwise
If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature
Control between150” and 325°F (65.5” and 162.7”C). The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
The Oven Selector
must be on BROIL for all brolllng
temperatures.
Broiling Tips
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Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess
liquid and fat away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke
or fire.
Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook for correct broiling times.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven when you remove the
food. Drippings will bake on the pan if it is left in the heated oven.
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Flre Hazard
Place meat the correct distance
from the element. Meat placed too
close to the element may spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire during
brolllng.
To ensure adequate
grease dralnage,
do not use cookie sheets or
slmllar pans for brolllng. Also, coverlng the broller grld with foil Is not
recommended.
Poor dralnage
of grease may result in fire. If foil Is
used, cut slits In foil to correspond
with all openings
In broller grid.
Grease can then drain away and cool In pan.
Adjusting the Oven Temperature Control
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature of
your old oven may have shifted gradually without your noticing the change.
Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures. But
when compared to your old oven, the new design may give you different
results.
If after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the
temperature settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps:
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1. Pull the
Oven Temperature Control
Knob straight off.
2. Loosen the locking screws inside
the control knob. Note the position of the notches.
TOOTH
NOTCHES
move
me tootn a notcn closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
(5°C).
3. To
.. lower
. . the temperature,
TOOTH
NOTCHES
move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 10°F(5°C).
4. To raise the temperature,
Tlghten
replace
the locking
the control
screws
knob.
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The Oven Vent
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OVEN
Hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through a vent under the right
rear surface unit. You can cook on the
unit, or keep food warm on it while
the oven is on.
Burn Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right
rear surface unit, use potholders
when moving It. Pan handles can
become
hot enough to burn.
Plastic utensils left over the vent
can melt.
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The vent is needed for air circulation.
Do not block the vent. Poor baking
can result.
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The Storage Drawer
The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer can be removed
to make it easier to clean under the range, and to check for installation of the
anti-tip bracket.
Use care when handling
the drawer.
Removing the storage dmwer
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1. Empty drawer
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer
all the way out.
of any pots and
pans before removing drawer. Pul I
drawer straight out to the first stop.
Lift front and pull out to the second
stop.
Replacing
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the stomge dmwer
Fit ends of drawer slidxails into
the drawer guides on both sides
of opening.
2. Lift drawer frontand 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.
To vertty the antl-tlp
Is engaged:
bracket
Remove the storage drawer.
. Look to see if the anti-tip bracket
is attached to floor with screws.
. Make sure one rear leveling leg
is positloned under the anti-tip
bracket.
. See Installation Instructions for
further details.
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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: White (Kit No. 814071)or Almond
(Kit No. 814072) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
Caring for your range
Control Panel and Knobs
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the range
is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so can
result in burns or electrical
shock.
1. Turn control
knobs to the OFF position.
2. Pull control knobs straight off.
3. Use warm soapy water or spray glass cleaner, and a soft cloth, to wipe the
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
4. Wash control knobs in warm soapy water. Rinse well and dry. Do not soak.
5. Replace control knobs by pushing them firmly into place.
NOTE: When cleaning,
never use steel wool, abrasives, or commercial oven
cleaners which may damage the finish. After cleaning, make sure all control
knobs point to the OFF position.
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Surface Units and Reflector Bowls
Removing
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Make sure all surface units are OFF before
removing surface units and reflector bowls.
Failure to do so can result in burns or electrical shock.
1. Turn off all
surface units
1. Pull the surface unit straight away
from the receptacle.
2. Litt the edge of the unit, opposite
the receptacle, just enough to
clear the element hold down clip
and the reflector bowl.
4. Litt out the reflector bowl. See
“Cleaning Chart” on page 23 for
cleaning instructions.
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Replacing
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Burn, Electrlcal
Shock and Fire Hazard
Make sure all surface units are OFF before replacing
surface units and
reflector bowls. Failure to do so can result In burns or electrical
shock.
Do not llne the reflector bowls with foil. Fire or electrical
shock
could result.
1. Turn off all
2. Line up openings in the reflector
bowl with the surface unit receptacle and the element hold down
clip.
surface units.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as
possible with the terminal just
started into the receptacle. Push
the surface unit terminal into the
receptacle.
NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat
They also help catch spills. When
better and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored,
enough, or some may be too large
of the heat that’s meant to go into
the reflector bowl. This extra heat
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4. When terminal is pushed into the
receptacle as far as it will go, push
down the edge of the surface unit
opposite the receptacle. The element hold down clip will keep the
surface unit from moving around.
back to the utensils
they are kept clean,
on the surface units.
they reflect heat
some of the utensils may not be flat
for the surface unit. In either case, some
or around a utensil goes down and heats
can discolor it.
Lift-Up Cooktop
4. Lift front of cooktop at both front
corners until the support rods lock
into place.
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Personal Injury and Product
Damage
Hazard
Be sure both support rods are
fully extended
and In the
locked posltlon. Failure to do
so could result In personal
InJury from the cooktop
accldentally
talllng.
Do not drop the cooktop.
Damage can result to the porcelaln and the cooktop
frame.
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2. Wipe with warm soapy water.
Use a soapy steel wool pad on
heavily-soiled areas.
3. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop
from both sides while pressing the
support rods back to unlock them.
Lower the cooktop into place.
The Oven Door
Removing the oven door will help make it easier to clean the oven.
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the oven is
cool before removing oven door. Failure to do
so can result in burns or electrlcal
shock.
1. Open
the door to the first stop
position.
2. Hold the door at both sides and lift
it at the same
angle
it is in.
fit the bottom corners
of the door over the ends of the
hinges.
Push the door down evenly. The
door will close only when it is on
the hinges correctly.
3. To replace,
Standard Oven Cleaning
The Standard Oven has to be hand cleaned. Use warm soapy water, soapy
steel wool pads or a commercial oven cleaner. See “Cleaning Chart” on
page 23 for further instructions.
Using Foil
To catch sugar or starch spills from pies and casseroles, use a piece of
heavy-duty aluminum foil or a shallow pan on the lower rack, slightly larger
than the cooking container.
NOTE: Do not use toll or toll liner to cover
could occur.
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the oven floor. Poor baking
results
Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Exterlor
surfaces
Warm soapy water and
a sott cloth.
Non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad for heavilysoiled areas.
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Surface units
No cleaning
Wipe off regularly
is cool.
. Do not allow food contalnlng
acids (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon )ulce or milk) to remaln
on surface. Aolds may remove
the glossy flnlsh.
. Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
. Spatters
required.
when range
or spills will burn off.
. Do not Immerse In water.
Chrome
reflector
bowls
Warm soapy water and
a non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad.
Control knobs
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
water
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
. Clean frequently.
. Do not use abraslve
cleansers.
or harsh
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
and
. Do not soak.
Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
. Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Broiler pan
and grid
Warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
. Clean after each use.
Oven racks
Warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
. Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for heavily-soiled
areas.
Oven door
glass
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and
a non-abrasive
plastic
scrubbing
pad.
Standard
oven
Warm, soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
Control panel
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
. Make sure oven is cool.
. Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
with
. Remove door for easier access.
. Clean heavily-soiled
areas or
stains. Rinse well with water.
. Remove door for easier access.
. Place newspaper
on floor to
protect floor surface.
. Follow directions
provided
with the
oven cleaner.
. Rinse well with clear water.
. Use in well-ventilated
room.
OR
Commercial
cleaners.
with
oven
. Do not allow commercial oven
cleaners to contact the heatlng
elements, oven seal, thermostat
exterlor surfaces of me range.
Damage will occur.
Heavy-duty
or shallow
aluminum
pan.
foil
or
. Place piece of foil or shallow pan,
slightly larger than the cooking
container,
on lower rack to catch
spill-overs.
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If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these steps:
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assistance...
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Performance problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
without tools of any kind.
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage? (See Installation Instructions.)
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
If the oven will not operate:
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Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL]?
Is the Oven Temperature Control
turned to a temperature setting?
If surface
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units will not operate:
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are surface units plugged in all the
way?
Do the control knobs turn?
If surface
not turn:
unit control
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knob(s)
will
Did you push in before trying to turn?
If cooklng
results aren’t
you expected:
what
Is the range level?
Does the oven temperature seem
too low or too high? See page 15.
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If needed, have you preheated the
oven as the recipe calls for?
Are you following a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
Are you using pans recommended
in the “Cookware”
section on
page 6?
If baking, have you allowed IYz to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
Are the pans the size called for in the
recipe?
Do the cooking
utensils have
smooth, flat bottoms and fit the surface elements being used?
2.
If you need
assistance%.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified service company in your
area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
netTiLti
01~ work of authorized WhirlpoolsM
3 SERVICE service
companies. Whirlpool
service technicians
are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized
Whirlpool
service
company
in your area, call our
COOL-LINE@service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHlRLPCIOLSEflVlCE
4.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation
for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever you need a replacement
part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP
replacement parts will fit right and
work right, because they are made to
the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
To locate FSPreplacement parts in
your area, refer to Step 3 above or call
the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved%.
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of
the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized
servicer
or
Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When requesting assistance, please
provide:
model number, serial
number, date of purchase, and a
complete description of the problem. This information is needed in
order to better respond to your
request.
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WHIRLPOOL”
RANGE PRODUCT
WARRANTY
r LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULLONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
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WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP@replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by an authorized
WhirlpoolsM service company.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service
calls to:
I. Correct the installation
of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible
light bulbs.
8. Repairs when range product
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage to range product caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of oroducts not aDDrOVed bv Whirloool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental
or
consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This
warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance”
section of this book. After
checking
“Service and Assistance:’
additional
help can be found by calling our
COOL-LINEm service assistance
telephone
number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere
in the US.
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