Whirlpool SF370PEW Specifications

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Important Safety Instructions ........ .3
Using Your Range .......................... .6
Using the surface burners .............. .6
Setting the clock ............................ .7
Using the Minute Timer .................. .6
Using the oven controls .................. .9
Baking ........................................
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Adjusting the oven temperature
control .................................... IO
Broiling ..................................... .I I
Using the automatic MEALTIMER”
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The oven vent .............................. .15
The storage drawer ....................... 15
complete the form below. Have this
information ready if you need service or
call with a question.
l Copy model and serial numbers from
plate (located under cooktop) and
purchase date from sales slip.
l Keep this book, the Cooking Guide
and sales slip together in the Literature Pac.
Caring For Your Range ................ .17
Model Number
Control panel and knobs .............. .17
Surface burner grates .................. .I8
Surface burners ........................... .19
Removable cooktop ..................... .20
Using the Self-Cleaning cycle.. ..... .21
Cleaning tips ................................ .25
The oven light .............................. .26
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
If You Need Service
Or Assistance ............................... .27
Whirlpool Cooking Product
Warranty ....................................... ..32
Date
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Registration Card prothis product. Then
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
properly installed anti-tip bracket(s),
with rear leveling leg(s) positioned
under bracket(s).
ImportantSafetyInstructions
Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However,
as with any appliance, there are specific installation and safety precautions which
must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory operation.
FOR YOUR SAFETY l
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.
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YOU SMELL GAS:
OPEN WINDOWS.
DON’T TOUCH ELECTRICAL SWITCHES.
EXTINGUISH ANY OPEN FLAMES.
IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR GAS SUPPLIER.
IMPROPER INSTALLATION, ADJUSTMENT,
ALTERATION, SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE CAN
CAUSE INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. REFER
TO THIS MANUAL. FOR ASSISTANCE OR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONSULT A
QUALIFIED INSTALLER, SERVICE AGENCY,
MANUFACTURER (DEALER) OR THE GAS
SUPPLIER.
- IMPORTANT TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS
INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND KEEP
THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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Important Safety Instructions
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Install or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions. It is
recommended that the range be
installed by a qualified installer. The
range must be properly connected
to the proper gas supply and
checked for leaks. The range must
also be properly connected to
electrical supply and grounded.
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To reduce the risk of tipping of the
appliance, the appliance must be
secured by properly installed antitip bracket(s). To check if the
bracket(s) is installed properly,
remove the storage drawer (see
page 15) and verify that the anti-tip
bracket(s) is engaged.
Gas fuels and combustion can
result in potential exposure to
chemicals known to cause cancer
or reproductive harm. For example,
benzene is a chemical which is a
part of the gas supplied to the
range. It is consumed in the flame
during combustion. However,
exposure to a small amount of
benzene is possible if a gas leak
occurs. Formaldehyde, carbon
monoxide and soot are by-products
of incomplete combustion. Properly
adjusted burners with a bluish
rather than a yellow flame will
minimize incomplete combustion.
Do not operate the range if it is not
working properly, or if it has been
damaged.
Do not use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons could
be burned or injured, or a fire could
start.
9 Do not attempt to light the oven
burner during a power failure.
Personal injury could result.
l Use the range only for its intended
use as described in this manual.
l Do not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the range.
They could ignite if they touch a hot
surface burner and you could be
burned.
9 Do not touch surface burners, areas
near burners or interior surfaces of
oven. Areas near surface burners
and rntenor surfaces of an oven
become hot enough to cause burns.
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clothing or other flammable materials
contact surface burners, areas near
surface burners or interior surfaces
of oven. 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, the oven door
and window.
Make sure the utensils you use are
large enough to contain food and
avoid boil-overs and spill-overs.
Heavy splattering or spill-overs left
on a range can ignite and burn you.
Pan size is especially important in
deep fat frying.
Turn pan handles inward, but not
over other surface burners. This will
help reduce the chance of burns,
igniting of flammable materials, and
spills due to bumping of the pan.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or
damp potholders on surface burners
may result in burns from steam. Do
not let potholder touch surface
burners. Do not use a towel or bulky
cloth for a potholder. They could
catch on fire.
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Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
range. Only certain types of glass,
glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware or other glazed utensils are
suitable for ranges without
breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
Do not use decorative covers or
trivets over the surface burners.
Do not heat unopened containers.
They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
injury.
Grease is flammable and should
be handled carefully. Let fat cool
before attempting to handle it. 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 flaming pan on range by
covering with a well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming
grease outside of pan can be
extinguished with baking soda or,
if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Never leave surface burners
unattended at high heat settings. A
boil-over could result and cause
smoking and greasy spill-overs
that may ignite.
Make sure surface burners are off
when you are finished, and when
you are not watching.
Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing food.
Always position oven racks in
desired location while oven is cool.
DO not store flammable materials
on or near the range. They could
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explode or burn.
Do not store things children might
want above the range. Children
could be burned or injured while
climbing on it.
Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the range
is in use. They should never be
allowed to sit or stand on any part
of the range. They could be burned
or injured.
Never use a match or other flame
to look for a gas leak. Explosion
and injury could result.
Know where your main gas shut off
valve is located.
Keep range vents unobstructed.
Clean your range regularly. See
care and cleaning instructions in
this manual.
Be sure all range parts are cool
before cleaning.
Do not clean door heat seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub,
damage, or move the seal. Clean
only parts recommended in this
Use and Care Guide.
Do not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or oven
liner protective coating of any kind
should be used in or around any
part of the oven.
Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven racks and other utensils. Do
not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts.
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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UsingYourRange
Usingthe surface burners
Control knobs must be pushed in,
then turned to the LITE position. The
clicking sound is the ignition sparking.
To stop the clicking sound after the
burner lights, turn the control knob back
to a desired setting. The control knob
has markings for HI, medium and low,
however, it can be set anywhere
between HI and OFF.
Surface burner markers
The solid dot in the surface burner
marker shows which surface burner is
turned on by that knob.
liquids to a boil.
Use a medium setting to continue
cooking or to fry chicken or pancakes;
for gravy, puddings and icing; to cook
large amounts of vegetables.
Use a low setting to keep food warm
until ready to serve.
NOTE: Do not cook with the control in
the LITE position.
In case of a prolonged power failure:
Surface burners can be manually
lighted. Hold a lighted match near a
burner and turn the control to the LITE
position. After the burner lights, turn the
control to the desired setting.
Burn, Fire and Explosion Hazard
Burner flame should not extend
beyond the edge of the cooking
utensil. The flame can burn you
and cause poor cooking results.
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turned to OFF when you are not
cooking. Someone could be
burned or a fire could start if a
burner is accidentally left ON.
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cooking, or if there is a strong
gas odor, turn the burners OFF.
Wait five minutes for the gas
odor to disappear, before
relighting burner. If gas odor is
still present, see safety note on
page 3. Failure to follow these
precautions could result in
explosion or fire.
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burner during a power failure.
Personal injury could result.
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Setting the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer
2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop
out. Turn clockwise until Minute
Timer hand points to OFF. The
clock setting will change if you
push in the knob when turning.
Usingthe 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. Without pushing it in, turn the
Minute Timer Knob until the timer
hand passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing 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.
NOTE: Pushing in and turning the
Minute Timer Knob changes the clock
setting.
Usingthe oven controls
Baking
1. Position the rack(s) properly before
turning on the oven. To change rack
position, pull rack out to stop, raise
front edge and lift out.
The rack(s) should be placed so
the top of the food will be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least 1 l/2
to 2 inches (4-5 cm) between the
sides of the pan and the oven walls
and other pans. For more information, see the Cooking Guide.
2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE.
3. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to the baking
temperature you want. The oven
burner will automatically light in
50-60 seconds.
4. Preheat the oven for 10 minutes. Put
food in the oven.
NOTE: Do not place food directly on the
oven bottom.
5. During baking, the oven burner will
turn on and off to maintain the temperature setting.
When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
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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 you 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:
1. Pull the Oven Temperature
Control
Knob straight off and turn upsidedown.
2. Loosen both locking screws. Note
the position of the indicator below
the degree markers.
screws
3. To lower the temperature, hold
knob handle firmly and turn skirt
clockwise to move indicator one
degree marker to the right. Each
degree marker equals about 10°F
(5°C).
4. To raise temperature, hold knob
To lower
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To raise
handle firmly and turn skirt counterclockwise to move indicator one
degree marker to the left. Each
degree marker equals about 10°F
(5°C).
Tighten the locking screws and
replace the control knob.
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Broiling
Refer to the Cooking Guide for additional broiling information.
1. Position the rack before turning the
oven on. Refer to broiling chart on
next page for recommended rack
positions and broiling times.
2. Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes
before using. This heats the special
ceramic coating on the burner
reflector, which then radiates the
heat rays into the food.
3. Put the broiler pan and food on the
rack.
4. Completely close the oven door to
assure proper broiling temperatures.
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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.
If you broil small quantities, you may
want to use a small broiler pan. They
are available in the housewares
section of many department stores.
For best broiling results, preheat at
BROIL for 5 minutes. Do not preheat
with broiler pan in place.
Rack position determines how infrared rays cook your food. The lower
the position, the more broiler grid
area covered by the rays. See chart
below for more information.
To sear meat, place broiler pan at
one of the higher rack positions so
that meat is very near the flame.
Small steaks, hamburger patties,
etc., may be broiled in the higher
rack positions.
To cook large steaks and other thick
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cuts of meat well done, move them
to a lower rack position after searing.
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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Fire Hazard
Place meat the correct distance
from the burner. Meat placed
too close to the burner may
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 may result in fire. If
foil is used, cut slits in foil to
correspond with all openings in
broiler grid. Grease can then
drain away and cool in pan.
Broiling chart
The times and temperatures shown are provided as a general guide. Both may be
varied to brown food or to achieve desired doneness.
TIME IN MINUTES
FOOD
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SIZE
1 RACK POSITION
2nd from top
rare
medium
well
rare
medium
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Chicken
Fish
3/4- 1 l/4”
1 l/4-2”
2 lb. split
Pieces
l/2” fillet
I 1 l/2” lb. whole
1 2NDSIDE
4-6
Middle
6
4
2nd from top
2nd from top
Middle
2nd from top
2nd from top
Middle
Middle
Middle
2nd from top
2nd from too
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5
7
6
8
12
2
3
5
4
6
12
Ham
l/2” thick
2nd from top
Lamb chops
Pork chops
112” thick
l/2” thick
2nd from top
2nd from top
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lsT SIDE
25 - 30
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7 - 9 (skin side down)
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6
5
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Usin the automatic
MEAfTIMER’”clock
The automatic MEALTIMER’” clock is
designed to turn the oven on and off at
times you set, even when you are not
around.
Automatic baking is ideal for foods
which do not require a preheated oven
such as meats and casseroles. Do not
use the automatic cycle for cakes,
cookies, etc...undercooking will
result.
To delay start and stop
automatically:
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly,
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the
correct time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want
baking to start.
4. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want the
oven to shut off.
5. Set the Oven Selector to TIME
BAKE.
6. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to the baking
temperature you want. The oven
will now start and stop automatically.
7. After baking is done or to stop the
oven before preset time, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
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To start baking now and stop
automatically:
1. Position rack(s) properly, and place
the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the
correct time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwise to the time you
want the oven to shut off. Make
sure the Start Time Knob is out.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME
BAKE.
5. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to the baking
temperature you want.
6. After baking is done or to stop
the oven before the preset time,
turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control to OFF.
To avoid sickness and food waste
Nhen using the MEALTIMER”
:ontrol:
nDo not use foods that will spoil
while waiting for cooking to
start, such as dishes with milk
or eggs, cream soups, and
cooked meats or fish. Any food
that has to wait for cooking to
start should be very cold or
frozen before it is put in the
oven. MOST UNFROZEN FOODS
SHOULD NEVER STAND MORE
THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE
COOKING STARTS.
) Do not use foods containing
baking powder or yeast when
using delay start. They will not
rise properly.
) Do not allow food to remain in
oven for more than two hours
after end of cooking cycle.
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The ovenvent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through a vent just under the
backguard. The vent is needed for air
circulation. Do not block the vent.
Poor baking will result.
Oven tent
Burn Hazard
When the oven is ON, pans and
pan handles left near the oven
vent can become hot enough to
burn the user and to melt plastics.
Use potholders to move pans.
Never store plastics, paper or
other items that could melt or
burn near the oven vent, or any of
the surface burners.
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(s). 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 stop.
2. Push up black plastic lever on both
sides of drawer.
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3. Pull drawer out a little farther until
levers stay in “up” position. Pull
drawer the rest of the way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Make sure ball bearings
slide rail are positioned
front of the opening.
2. Fit ends of drawer slide
oven slide rails on both
opening.
3. Slide drawer closed.
on oven
toward the
rails into the
sides of
Use and care guide storage
Store this booklet, along with your
Cooking Guide and sales slip in the
Literature Pat, inside the strorage
drawer.
To verify that the anti-tip bracket(s)
is engaged:
Remove storage drawer.
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket(s) is
attached to floor with screws.
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Make sure rear leveling leg(s) is
positioned under bracket(s).
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See “Important Safety Instructions” on
page 4 and Installation Instructions for
further details.
NOTE: The range will not tip during
normal use. Tipping can occur if
excessive force or weight is applied to
open door without anti-tip bracket(s)
properly secured.
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CaringForYourRange
Burn, Electrical Shock, Fire and
Explosion Hazard
l Make sure all controls are OFF
and the range is cool before
cleaning.
l Do not use oven cleaners,
bleach or rust removers.
l Do not use gasoline or other
flammable liquids or vapors to
clean this or any other appliance.
l Keep the appliance area clear
and free from combustible
materials, gasoline and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
mDo not obstruct the flow of
combustion and ventilation air.
Failure to follow these guidelines
could result in burns, electrical
shock, fire or explosion.
Control panel and knobs
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 panels. Rinse and wipe
Jry with a soft cloth.
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4. Wash control knobs in warm, soapy
water. Rinse well and dry with a soft
cloth. 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.
Surfaceburner grates
1. Make sure all surface burners are off
and the surrounding parts are cool.
2. Lift off the burner grates.
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3. Wash the grates with warm, soapy
water or in a dishwasher. Use a nonabrasive plastic scouring pad for
heavily-soiled areas. Rinse and dry
well.
4. Replace burner grates.
Surfaceburners
To remove the cooktop, follow the
instructions in “Removable cooktop” on
next page.
Wipe off surface burners with warm,
soapy water and a soft cloth after each
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Occasionally check the burner flames
for proper size and shape as shown. If
flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are
noisy when turned off, you may need to
clean the burners (see “Cleaning tips”
on page 25), or call a qualified technician for adjustment.
Typical
surface
burner flame
Replace cooktop.
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Removablecooktop
1. Remove surface burner grates.
2. Lift front of cooktop enough to clear
front of range. Grasp both sides of
the cooktop, lift and pull forward to
remove.
3. Wipe surface under the cooktop with
warm, soapy water. Use a soap-filled
plastic scrubbing pad on heavilysoiled areas.
4. Replace cooktop by fitting back of
cooktop into grooves in rear brackets. Lower cooktop. Replace surface
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Personal Injury and Product
Damage Hazard
Do not try to clean under the
cooktop without removing it
first. The cooktop could accidentally fall and injure you.
Do not drop the cooktop.
Damage can result to the
porcelain and the cooktop
frame.
Usingthe Self-Cleaning
cycle
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high
heat to burn away soil. Before you start,
make sure you understand exactly how
to use the Self-Cleaning cycle safely.
Before
you
start
1. Clean the areas shown by hand.
They do not get hot enough during
the Self-Cleaning cycle for soil to
burn away. Use hot water and
detergent or a soapy steel wool pad
on...
*The inside of the door. (The center
area of the door does not need to be
hand cleaned.)
l The frame around the oven.
Do not clean, move or bend the
fiberglass seal. Poor cleaning and
poor baking will result.
2. Remove the broiler pan and any
pots and pans you may have stored
in the oven.
NOTE: The broiler pan (without grid)
Hand clean frame
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Hand clean door around edge
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Do not hand clean seal
can be cleaned in the oven only if most
of the soil has been removed by handcleaning or a dishwasher. The chrome
broiler grid will discolor if cleaned in the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
3.
Wipe out any loose soil or grease.
This will help reduce smoke during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
4. If you want the oven racks to
remain shiny, remove from the
oven and clean them by hand.
Otherwise, put oven racks on second
and fourth guides (guides are
counted from bottom to top). After
racks are cleaned in the SelfCleaning cycle, they become harder
to slide. See page 25.
Heat and odors are normal during the
cycle. If needed, remove them by
opening a window or by turning on a
vent hood or other kitcheil vent during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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Personal Injury and Product
Damage Hazard
l Do not touch the oven during
the Self-Cleaning cycle. It could
burn you.
l Do not use commercial oven
cleaners in your oven. Cleaners
may produce hazardous fumes
or damage the porcelain finish.
. Do not force the Lock Lever,
you could bend or break it. The
lever is designed to stay locked
until the oven is cool enough to
safely open. Wait until it moves
freely.
l Do not use foil or other liners in
the oven. During the SelfCleaning cycle foil can burn or
melt and damage the oven
surface.
l Do not block the vent during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must
move freely for best cleaning
results.
l Do not leave plastic utensils
near the vent. They may melt.
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4. Move the Lock Lever to the right the Clean position. This will start the
Self-Cleaning cycle. If the door is not
completely closed or the lever is not
all the way to the right, the cycle will
not start.
When the oven temperature exceeds
normal baking temperatures, the door
cannot be opened and the Lock Lever
must not be moved. When the oven
temperature reaches approximately
7OO”F, the Clean Light goes on.
5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed and the oven temperature has dropped below 500°F
(260%), the Clean Light goes off and
the Lock Lever can be moved back to
the COOK position. Do not force it.
Wait until it moves easily. Turn the
Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control to OFF.
6. After the oven is cool, wipe off any
residue or ash with a damp cloth. If
needed, touch up spots with a soapy
steel wool pad.
Special tips
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the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of
heat, odors and smoke.
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 doesn’t 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.
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Caring For Your Range
Continued
To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at
any time:
How it works
During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the
oven gets much hotter than it does for
baking or broiling...approximately
875°F
(468°C). This heat breaks up grease
and soil and burns it off.
This graph shows approximate
temperatures and times during a SelfCleaning cycle for 2 i/2 hours.
Self-Cleaning cycle - 2 l/2 hour setting
(Approximate
temperatures
and times)
1-F
538°C
WF
427°C
600°F
316°C
400°F
204°C
200°F
93°C
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START
1
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112 hr.
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1 hr.
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1 l/2 hrs.
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2 hrs.
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2 l/2 hrs.
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3 hn.
STOP
Notice that the heating stops when the 2 i/2 hour setting is up, but that it takes
longer for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
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Cleaningtips
Control knobs
Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft
cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not soak.
Control panels
Clean with warm, soapy water or spray
glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
9 Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Exterior surfaces (other than control
panels)
Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft
cloth.
l Wipe off regularly when cooktop and
oven are cool.
Use a non-abrasive plastic scrubbing
pad for heavily-soiled areas.
l Do not use abrasive
or harsh cleaners.
NOTE: Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato or lemon
juice) to remain on surface. Acids may
remove the glossy finish. Also, wipe up
milk or egg spills when cooktop is cool.
Be careful when cleaning around model
and serial number plate; the numbers
wipe off easily.
Surface burners
Clean with warm, soapy water and a soft
cloth.
l Remove cooktop (see page 20).
l Wipe off spills immediately
after burner
has cooled.
For cooked-on food:
Remove burner from manifold with
phillips screwdriver.
9 Wash with warm, soapy water and a
non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
l Rinse and dry well.
l If ports are clogged, clean with a
straight pin. Do not enlarge or distort
l
port. Do not use a wooden toothpick.
l
Do not clean surface burner in
dishwasher.
Surface burner grates
Clean with warm, soapy water and a
non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad.
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Dry completely.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning Oven.
OR
l
Clean in a dishwasher.
Broiler pan and grid
Clean with warm, soapy water or a soapy
steel wool pad.
. Clean after each use.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
(See note on page 21.)
Oven racks
Use Self-Cleaning cycle.
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
l
cycle. OR
Clean with warm, soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for heavily-soiled areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor and
be harder to slide when left in the oven
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. If you
want them to stay shiny, remove from the
oven and clean by hand. If racks are left
in the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle, apply a small amount of vegetable
oil to the sides of the racks to make them
easier to slide.
Oven door glass (SF370PEW only)
Use spray glass cleaner or warm, soapy
water and a non-abrasive plastic
scrubbing pad.
l Make sure oven is cool.
l Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
Self-Cleaning oven
For areas outside the Self-Cleaning area
use warm, soapy water or soapy steel
wool pads.
l Follow directions starting on page 21,
“Using the Self-Cleaning cycle.”
. Do not use commercial oven cleaners.
l Do not use foil to line the bottom of
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Caring For Your Range
Continued
The oven light
The Oven Light will come on when you
open the oven door. Model SF370PEW
only: To turn the light on when the oven
door is closed, push the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel. Push the
switch again to turn off the light.
l
l
Electrical Shock and Personal
Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb
are cool and power to the oven
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. Since bulb cover is made
of glass, be careful not to drop
it. Broken glass could cause
injury.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect 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 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 YouNeedServiceOrAssistance..
.
We suggestyou follow
these steps:
If burner makes a popping noise
when ON:
l
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance problems often result from
little things you can find and fix without
tools of any kind.
If control knob(s) will not turn:
If nothing operates:
If the Self-Cleaning cycle will not
operate:
l
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l
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l
l
Is the gas turned on?
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?
Have instructions in this book been
followed?
Is the control knob set in the correct
position?
Is the flow of combustion and/or
ventilation air to the unit obstructed?
Do not obstruct air flow to and
around unit.
l
Recheck suspected defect.
If the oven will not operate:
l
l
l
Is the Oven Selector turned to BAKE
or BROIL? If Oven Selector is turned
to TIME BAKE, wait until start time is
reached.
Is the Oven Temperature Control
turned to a temperature setting?
Is the automatic MEALTIMER’” clock
set correctly?
If burner fails to light:
l
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l
Is the range connected to electrical
power?
Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are burner ports clogged? See
page 25.
If burner flames are uneven:
. Are burner ports clogged? See
page 25.
If burner flames lift off ports, are
yellow, or are noisy when turned off:
l
Is the burner wet from washing? Let
dry.
The air/gas mixture may be incorrect.
(Call for service.)
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Did you push in before trying to turn?
Are the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature Control set to CLEAN?
Does the Start Time Dial show the
correct time of day? Is the knob all the
way out?
Is the Stop Time Dial set ahead to the
time you want the Self-Cleaning cycle
to stop?
Is the Lock Lever all the way to the
right?
If cooking results are not what you
expected:
Is the range level?
Does the oven temperature seem too
low or too high? See page 10.
9 If needed, have you preheated the
oven as the recipe calls for?
l Does the flame size fit the cooking
utensil being used? (See the Cooking
Guide.)
l If broiling, have you completely
closed
the oven door?
l Are you following a tested recipe from
a reliable source?
l Are you using pans recommended
in
the Cooking Guide?
l If baking, have you allowed 1 l/2 to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
l Are the pans the size called for in the
recipe?
l Do the cooking utensils have smooth,
flat bottoms and fit the surface
burners being used?
See the Cooking Guide for more
information on cooking problems and
how to solve them.
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If You Need Service Or Assistance
Continued
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@service
assistance telephone number. Dial
free from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
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 set-vice
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*...
service companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look
in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
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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 FSP replacement 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*...
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
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
l
‘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.
Notes
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Notes
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL
GasCookingProductWarranty
GRO02
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must
be provided by an authorized Whirlpool SMservice
company.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the cooking product.
2. Instruct you how to use the cooking product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when the cooking 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 the cooking product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book. After
checking “Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling our
COOL-LINE@ set-vice assistance telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere
in the U.S.
8 Registered TrademarwM
TrademarWSM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Part No. 36-303008-03-014320793
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.