Tioga Presbyterian Apartments TENANT HANDBOOK sample

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TIOGA PRESBYTERIAN APARTMENTS
1531 W. TIOGA STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140
(215 ) 225-9544
TDD (800) 545-1833 ex. 153
Greetings!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Presbytery Homes and Services for the
Aging, we welcome you to Tioga Presbyterian Apartments at 1531 w. Tioga Street.
Your new home is located within a supportive community of people who work towards a
common goal...to enhance the lives of residents by providing excellent living quarters and
opportunities for resident social interaction.
Each resident brings to this community their own unique gifts and positive energy. Your
contribution will enrich our community and the lives of those around you. We look forward to
your presence and participation.
Our staff is available to assist and support you. We welcome you warmly into out family.
Sincerely,
Manager
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I. OFFICE AND STAFF
HOURS
Office hours are Monday - Friday 9:OO AM to 5:OO PM
Offices are open for RESIDENT BUSINESS:
Monday - Friday 9:OO AM to 12:OO NOON ( other hours by appointment only)
PERSONNEL
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE STAFF
Business offices are located on the first floor. Office personnel are available to take care of
residents, buildings and program concerns.
MAINTENANCE SUPERINTENDENTS
Maintenance Superintendents are available Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:OO PM and will
respond to maintenance concerns by receiving Maintenance Request forms that residents have
previously submitted to Business Offices.
RESIDENT BUILDING SUPERINTENDENTS
Resident Superintendents live on premises and are available after office hours and on weekends
and holidays for EMERGENCY CONTACT ONLY. They are instructed to relay information to
the FIRE DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AMBULANCE SERVICES, HOSPITAL
EMERGENCY, your EMERGENCY CONTACT, MANAGEMENT and STAFF. They are a
source of contact for communication and are NOT required to perform task such as first aid or
apartment repairs.
SECURITY
Security Guards are on duty Monday through Friday from 5:OO PM to 9:00 AM and 24 hours
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays when the Business Office is closed.
GRATUITIES
Employees are forbidden to ask for or receive gratuities (tips). Acceptance of gratuities is cause
for their summary discharge. Please DO NOT place an employee in jeopardy by offering a
gratuity out of appreciation or in an attempt to acquire special favors. It is the intent of PPH, Inc.
to provide a fair wage to each employee. Therefore, a system of tipping or offering gratuities
distorts the earning of one employee over another.
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11. GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES AND REGULATIONS
LEASE
This is the legal agreement between lessee (resident) and Lessor (the Corporation-Landlord). It
lists basic rights and obligations. Read it carefully and make sure you understand all conditions.
Management will clarify any questions or concerns you may have. Keep it in a safe place for
future reference along with your other important documents.
RENT
Rent includes utilities (excluding private telephone and cable television). Rent is due and
payable at the Business Office on, or before the first business day of each month. A grace period
of five business days exists for your convenience. Prompt payment of your rent is required by
Management. Any resident who does not pay rent by the Fifth (5th) of the month will be
charged FIVE DOLLARS ($5.00) on the SIXTH (6th) of the month. Each day after the SIXTH
(6th) of the month that rent remains unpaid, a charge of ONE DOLLAR ($1.OO) PER DAY will
accrue to a maximum monthly amount of THIRTY DOLLARS ($30.00). Payment by check or
money order is required. The office has NO CASH on premises. Staff cannot cash checks, or
return change to residents. Personal checks will not be accepted from those residents who have
previously had checks returned “unpaid” by their bank.
OCCUPANCY
Only those individuals listed on any given application, H.U.D. 50059 form and lease are allowed
to occupy that corresponding apartment. Any requested changes in occupancy must be presented
to the Business Office in accordance with the terms of the lease and the application procedure
applied for the new tenant.
RECERTIFICATION
Each year H.U.D. requires that every resident be recertified to ensure eligibility in a subsidized
housing program and to determine the rent amount of each resident. At this time residents will
complete Document Package For Applicant’ s/Tenant’s Consent To The Release Of Information,
and other forms required by Management and H.U.D. However, you must report any changes in
income, benefits, family size, or circumstances which affect residency status as soon as they
occur throughout the year.
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SECURITY DEPOSITS
You have paid a security deposit amount which is stated in your lease. The funds remain in the
security deposit account the entire time you are a resident here. These funds can be returned to
you under the following circimstances:
1) give the proper written notice of intent to move
2) leave your apartment in a clean and undamaged condition
3) have your rent and any charges levied paid in full
4) submit a written forwarding address to the office
5) return keys and any items belonging to the Landlord to the Bu in ss Office
Any cleaning, damage repair, upaid rent, charges due, etc. will be subtracted from your security
deposit. Former residents who are entitled to the return of their security deposit will receive it
within thirty days of vacating their apartment. Interest accumulating after two years of
consecutive residency is credited to each resident’s account if the security deposit amount is
more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). The accumulated interest amount appears on your
monthly rental statement. Interest may be credited to your account by signing the proper forms
on the anniversary of your move.
RENTER’S INSURANCE
All residents are strongly urged to purchase a Renter’s Insurance Policy from a reputable
insurance company. This policy should provide coverage for all of your furniture and personal
belongings in the event of loss and for liablility protection. Corporate insurance policies secured
by the owner which insure the building in general do not extend to Tenants’ property or personal
liability.
NOISE
Please be considerate of the rights, comforts and conveniences of other residents. Residents and
guest are expected to refrain from making any disturbing noises in and around the building.
HOUSEKEEPING
You have rented a clean, insect-free and rodent-free home. It is your responsibility to see that it
stays this way. Residents are expected to keep apartments neat and clean.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in the common building areas, but may be comsumed
in your apartment.
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Mail
U.S. Postal Mail Carriers deliver all mail to Tenant mail boxes located on the ground floor.
Packages too large to fit into mail boxes will be accepted by Business Office personnel.
Residents will be notified when a package arrives at the office. Out-going mail may be put in the
mail slot located in the mail alcove area for pick-up by postal employees. Business office
personnel do not have the authority to enter your mailbox.
To insure proper forwarding and delivery of mail you must complete a “change of address card”.
MAIL SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO YOU THIS WAY:
(YOUR NAME)
TIOGA PRESBYTERIAN APARTMENTS
1531 W. Tioga Street
Apartment ## - - Philadelphia, PA 19140
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Keys and Locks
One (or two) apartment door keys, one lobby door key reader and one mailbox key per resident
are provided at the time of leasing. Request for replacement keys may be made at the Business
Office. You must complete a Maintenance Request Form to order a key. Charges fo all lost keys
will appear on your rental statement. Residents may not replace locks, or cylinders. Residents
may not fasten additional locks on any door in their apartment.
Laundry Room
Laundry Room hours will be posted. Coin-operated washers and dryers are located in the
laundry room on the basement floor of the building. Operate the machines in accordance with
posted instructions. Report any damage or inoperative machines to the Business Office. Please
help keep the machines and laundry room clean.
Parking
Automobiles may be parked in the parking lot directly behind the building or in the off-street
parking lot adjacent to the front of the building. Parking is limited to those residents who, on a
continuing basis, supply current registration and insurance information. Auto repairs and the
hosing down of vehicles is prohibited on the premises. The landlord is not responsible for loss or
damaSe to vehicles. A parking agreement will be made between the tenant and Tioga
Presbyterian Apartments (the agreement is separate from the lease agreement). Management
reserves the right to reassign parking spaces within a 30 day notice. Tioga Presbyterian does not
guarantee that a parking space will be available when a tenant moves into the building.
There will be several parking spaces designated for handicap parking. Guest parking (temporary)
spaces are located at the far end of the parking lot closest to the drive-in entrance. Any
abandoned, or non-operative vehicle remaining on premises for more than three days shall be dr
towed at the owner’s expense. Expired tags also constitutes abandonment.
Trash and Recycling
Every floor has one Trash Room located at the end of the hallway. You have access to the trash
compactor chute 24 hours per day. Empty you trash often and do not allow it to accumulate in
your apartment. Place dry trash sealed in paper or plastic bags in the chute. Large bones that
you do not put into your garbage disposal unit must be wrapped in paper or plastic. BE SURE
ALL CIGARETTE, CIGAR AND PIPE ASHES HAVE BEEN EXTINGUISHED PRIOR TO
PLACING THEM INTO THE CHUTE.
Each trash room has RECYCLING BINS marked for items which DO NOT go into the trash
chute and must be recycled. It is the law. Place items to be recycled in their proper containers:
NEWSPAPERS AND CARDBOARD go in the rectangular newspaper container.
PLASTIC & GLASS food and beverage containers AND TIN & ALUMINUM CANS go in
the large round container. All Other Items Go Down The Chute...including aluminum foil
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GUESTS
Normal visits of relatives and friend are welcome. All guests must abide by building rules and
regulations. Any overnight stay by a guest beyond one night must have the Managers approval.
Please submit the request in writing stating your guest’s name and duration of the visit.
Overnight guests may not reside here more than 25% of any four-week period (28 days), or have
pattern of visits which are long in duration and/or frequent in occurrence.
Any individual visiting more than 25% of this stated time will be considered to be occupying the
apartment and, in accordance with the lease, will be placing the tenant in violation of the the
lease. It is the tenant’s responsibility to monitor the time hisher guests are visiting.
DRESS CODE
In keeping with our goal to provide a pleasant community atmosphere we request that you wear
attire appropriate for being seen in public. Bedroom attire, undergarments, and robes should be
limited to one’s own apartment.
RESIDENT ABSENCES
Short Term
If you plan to be away overnight or longer, please inform the Business Office. This information
is requested because of our concern for your safety.
Long Term
Long absences from your apartment, in excess of sixty (60) days or more, will be reviewed by
Management on an individual basis. In accordance with H.U.D. guidelines, any absence in
excess of sixty (60) days will cause review of tenancy and possible termination of your lease.
The apartment for which you receive subsidy must be your primary residence. It is important for
residents, or the family/caregivers or residents to communicate to Management facts about
illnesses, hospital and rehabilitation facility admittances, etc.
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EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
All residents will complete an Emergency Contact Form listing two individuals to be contacted
by Management on your behalf in case of emergency. Remember to keep that entry current and
substitute another name in the event of the death or inaccessibility of the name initially given.
Power of Attorney
A Durable Power of Attorney form is available in the Business Office. Although this action is
voluntary, we strongly recommend that you consider this option. During times of incapacitation,
a fully executed Durable Power of Attorney on file here can make sure rent and lease matters
remain current and in order. This action deals with the very specific area of rent and lease
matters only.
Designated Representative
Management also strongly recommends that residents designate someone close to them to act in
their behalf in the event they need more care. It is wishful thinking to assure that Management
can provide services for all residents forever. We are not a lifecare community. Certain losses of
independence mandate that a resident move to a more protective setting. Office staff should not
be required to choose your next place of residence should you need more care; a trusted family
member or friend needs to take on t h s responsibility. The office staff may assist you at this
time, but CANNOT make decisions for residents. When you have chosen your Designated
Representative? please inform the office. We must have the proper information on file to be able
to reach this person in an emergency. This information and that of power of attorney (may be the
same person) should appear on your emergency information sheet and be kept updated at all
times.
PETS
NO pets or animals of any kind will be allowed on the premises other than those expressly
permitted in writing by Management. Management reserves the right to limit the size, type, and
number of pets allowed. A pet deposit of $350.00 is required with an approved pet application.
An initial deposit of $100.00 will be required before moving into the building. Cont act the office
to obtain further information regarding the pet application process, necessary forms, rules and
regulations, and tasks to be performed by your pet’s veterinarian.
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SMOKING / NO-SMOKING POLICY
Cigarette smoking is allowed in your apartment and outside on the grounds. Please do not throw
cigarette butts on the grounds when outside. Smoking is not allowed in the common areas inside
the building. Many of our residents suffer with breathing disorders and use life-supporting
oxygen equipment.
INSPECTIONS
Apartments will be inspected periodically by the Manager. Residents will be notified in advance
of the inspection date and time.
SOLICITATION
Solicitation is not permitted in, or around the buildings.
EVICTION POLICY
Termination of Tenancy due to Material Non-Compliance or repeated minor violations of the
lease (about which the Tenant has been notified that said act will be considered a minor
violation) will result in Management sending the Tenant a 30 day notice which will be handdelivered to the apartment of the Tenant and a copy sent by first class mail to the Tenant’s
address with a copy being placed in the Tenant’s file specifying the date the Agreement will be
terminated, stating the reason for the termination, advising the Tenant of hisher right to defend
the action in court, if any court actions is brought and advising the Tenant that he/she has ten
(1 0) days within which to discuss the proposed Termination of Tenancy with the Landlord. The
10 day period will begin the day after the notice is hand delivered to the apartment of the Tenant.
If the Tenant has failed to meet with the Manager within the 10 day period to discuss a way to
eliminate the problem(s), then management will proceed with termination of the lease on the
specified date. If the issues which brought about the notice of termination cannot be resolved to
management’s satisfaction, management will proceed with termination of the lease on the
specified date. Failure to vacate the premises will result in eviction proceedings being brought
against the Tenant.
NOTICE TO VACATE
Residents are required to notify the Business Office IN WRITING not less than thirty (30) days
in advance of the intent to move. Residents must adhere to move-out instruction which follow:
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Tioga Presbyterian Apartments has mandated House Rules that all Tenants must abide by while
residing at the building. Every resident will be asked to sign a statement stating that they will
abide by the designated House Rules. The House Rules are the following:
HOUSE RULES
1. Your are responsible for letting your guests into the
building. All guests must be escorted in and out of the building
by you - the resident.
2. For security reasons, please do not let strangers into the
building for any reason. We do not want strangers wandering
through the halls. Even if you think someone at the door looks
familiar, please allow the resident they are visiting to take
responsibility for their entry and exit.
3. The rent is due and payable on or before the first day of each
month in the office. Rent is to be paid by money order or check
only. No cash will be accepted.
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Only those persons named on your Section 8 Certification form
are permitted to occupy your apartment.
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5. If you plan to have an overnight guest, you must notify the
office immediately. Please read your resident handbook. Guests
beyond two weeks or those with a pattern of visits frequent in
occurrence and/or long in duration will be deemed to be occupying
your apartment. This could place your lease in jeopardy.
6. Please obtain apartment dwellers insurance for insurance of
your own household goods, the goods of others damaged by your
actions and liability insurance. This type of insurance would
protect you financially from claims due to your actions or
negligence.
7. Residents are not permitted to alter any lock or install a new
additional lock or other attachment on the door. You are not
allowed to give duplicate keys for your apartment to anyone
without written permission from the Manager.
8. Do not loan or give your main door entry key to anvone.
Anyone other than a resident seen using this key will have to turn
the key over to the office staff and a meeting with you and the
Manager will be scheduled.
9. All children outside an apartment must be accompanied by the
resident they are visiting. Children are not permitted to run or
play in the halls, stairs, elevators or any common area of the
building.
10. In the interest of good neighbor relations, radios,
televisions, stereos and musical instruments should never be
played so loud as to be heard by other neighboring residents.
11. Please trash in the trash chute in your hallway. Tie trash
and garbage tightly in a plastic bag. Do not p l a c e trash in the
hallways or any other place in the facility not designated for
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12. Shades are provided as coverings for all windows in the
apartment.
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You should not allow anything to fall from the windows.
14. Management will not be responsible for packages left in the
halls or door of apartments.
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Cooking grills are not permitted in the building.
16. All complaints or maintenance requests should be directed to
the office in writing.
17. Washers, dryers, air conditioners, freezers or dishwashers of
any kind are not to be installed or operated in the apartment.
18. In case of fire emergency, do not use the elevators, In the
event of fire, please exit k;-way of the fire towers at each end
of the hallway.
19. Extermination will occur on a regularly scheduled basis. You
will be notified of the date. Please be home or arrange with a
neighbor to be with the exterminator if you are away.
20. Mirror tiles, contact paper, wallpaper, etc. with adhesive
backing are not permitted to be applied to the walls, floors,
cabinets, or other surfaces.
21. Office hours are from 9 : O O a.m. to Noon, Monday through
Friday. Other hours by appointment.
24. If you see something happen which is illegal or a danger to
you, the facility or other residents, please do not hesitate to
contact the local police or other emergency authorities. The
office can also be notified but do not delay reporting such and
occurrence if the office is closed.
25. Maintenance requests must be submitted in writing to the
office. NO WORK WILL BE DONE WITHOUT THIS FORM COMPLETED.
Emergency repairs can be called to the office or security staff.
26. Notice to vacate must be received in the office 30 days prior
to the date you will be moving. The notice must be in writing.
YOU will received a refund of-your security deposit provided the
aDartment is left clean and damaae free other than normal w e a r
and tear. Please inspect the apartment with the staff as you move
so that you are aware of the items about which management is
concerned. We must have your forwarding address to return your
security deposit.
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The common areas and office area of the building are smoke
free. Please smoke only in your apartment.
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Tenants agree not to engage in or permit unlawful activities
in the apartment, on the grounds or in the common area.
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29. Only those pets who have been permitted by management may
reside in your apartment with the exception of the aide animals
for handicapped individuals.
30. Do not use the apartment or building for any purpose deemed
hazardous by insurance companies.
31. Do not use or keep in the unit or common areas any firearms,
weapons, or flammable materials or illegal drugs.
32. Do not keep or use in the dwelling unit unauthorized
high-wattage electrical or dangerous appliances (such as
electrical or kerosene heaters).
33. Do not tamper or interfere with the proper functioning of
alarms or fire suppression or safety systems of the apartment.
See the Lease and Resident Handbook for details on the above House
Rules. These rules become part of the lease. By my signature, I
state that I have received and will abide by these rules.
Signature of Resident
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TERMINATION OF ASSISTANCE
In accordance with regulations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, your
rental subsidy (assistance) may be terminated due to the following conditions:
1. The Tenant knowingly submits false, inaccurate or incomplete information on any
application, certification, recertification or request for interim adjustment for the purpose
of obtaining a higher assistance payment or lower rent.
2. The Tenant does not provide the Landlord with required recertification information within
10 calendar days of receipt of the landlord’s notice of intent to terminate the assistance
3. The Tenant’s income, after allowance, is sufficient to pay the full contract rent and
utilities for the unit.
The Tenant is required to execute a HUD 50059 form and lease or addemdum to the lease each
time in initial or subsequent certificytion is completed. The certification will be considered
incomplete until the documents are signed unless special circumstances (such as hospitalization)
prevent the tenant from executing the documents.
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE REQUEST FORMS
Completing a Maintenance Form is the best way repair requests can be given attention in a
timely manner. To request maintenance, complete this form and return ALL 3 COPIES to the
office. One completed copy will1 be returned to you for your records. If you are unable to come
to the office, you may call to report maintenance needed and office personnel will complete a
form for you. You can then sign the form at a later time. Repairs will be made, or service
rendered within a reasonable period of time. Management reserves the right to enter apartments
in case of emergency. CALL THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AT 225-9544 IF A
MAINTENANCE EMERGENCY OCCURS.
Residents must make arrangements with outside technicians for repair of all personal furnishings,
or belongings. Staff is not permitted to perform personal maintenance services for residents, or
their guests.
ALTERATIONS/ATTACHMENTS
Alterations, removal, relocation and substitution of any appliances, or equipment by residents is
strictly prohibited.
EXTERMINATION SERVICE - PEST CONTROL
Pest control spraying is scheduled on a continuing basis. You will receive advance notice when
your apartment is scheduled for this service. Regular occurrence is approximately every six
weeks per apartment floor. The exterminating contrxtor arrives weekly and services one floor
and all ccmmon areas at every visit. All apartments must be exterminated on a regular basis,
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Follow these steps and note precautions to prepare for service prior to the arrival of the pest
control technician:
1. Remove pets and sensitive plants from the apartment.
IF YOU HAVE RESPIRATORY AILMENTS, ALLERGIES, OR AN INFANT IS VISITING
YOUR APARTMENTS ...STAY OUT OF THE APARTMENT FOR AT LEAST THREE
HOURS AFTER IT HAS BEEN SPRAYED.
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ALL OTHERS MAY ENTER THE APARTMENT TWO HOURS AFTER IT HAS BEEN
SPRAYED. PETS AND SENSITIVE PLANTS MAY BE BROUGHT BACK AT THIS TIME,
ALSO.
2. Clean floors BEFORE spraying occurs.
3. Upon returning to the apartment, open your windows and/or turn on your fan.
IF YOU HAVE AN INFESTATION OF ROACHES, YOU WILL BE GIVEN MORE
INVOLVED INSTRUCTIONS TO HELP ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM.
SUPPLIES
Residents are to provide their own lightbulbs, personal cleaning supplies and similar items. If
you request Maintenance to replace bulbs, etc. you will be charged for the item. All tenant
charges will appear on your monthly rental billing statement.
SECURITY
Doors and Locks
All entrances to buildings are locked 24-hours a day, with the exception of vestibule doors that
remain unlocked in order for residents and guests to have access to intercoms, telephones and
building entrance doors. Use your assigned computerized key to gain entrance to each building
and to gain entrance to the grounds through the main gate after 11:30 PM. Guests may call your
apartment on the intercom system.
Lock your apartment door and take your key with you each time you leave your apartment, even
if you are staying in the building. Do not leave doors “propped open”. Close them Securely.
The doors to the fire tower and first floor exits are for use in times of emergency. DO NOT
PROP FIRE TOWER DOORS OPEN.
PERSONNEL
Security Guards will be on duty whenever the office is closed. There will be 24 Hour security
during Weekends and Holidays. The base site of security personnel is at the Administrative
Office.
RESIDENTS
Residents are to stay alert and be aware of any persons who are acting suspiciously, lingering in
hallways, trying to gain illegal entry, etc. REPORT ANY INCIDENCE IMMEDIATELY TO
SECURITY AND STAFF. DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 91 1 IN AN EMERGENCY. NOT
THE TIME, DATE AND DETAILS OF ANY INCIDENCE. ALSO DO NOT HESITATE TO
CALL THE POLICE.
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APARTMENT FEATURES
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Heat and air conditioning are available fiom the console unit in your living room area. To
conserve energy, always turn your unit OFF when going on a trip or for any extended period of
time longer than a day.
If the weather (outside temperature) is warm, HEATING UNITS will not come on
automatically until the outside temperature, or apartment temperature drops BELOW the
thermostat temperature.
Turn wall thermostat to desired temperature (70 degrees is the optimum temperature setting).
A selector switch is located on the right side of the thermostat. You will use this “right side”
switch in the “top automatic” position.
For Heating: Turn the switch to “Heat” (push lever to bottom setting). Set thermostat on
desired temperature. Unit will operate automatically.
For Cooling: Turn the switch to “Cool” (push lever to bottom setting). Set thermostat on
desired temperature. Unit will operate automatically.
RANGEHOOD
The hood provides lighting and ventilation. Always turn on the exhaust fan switch located on the
hood to HIGH or LOW when using the range, or oven. There is also a light switch located on the
rangehood which provides proper lighting for cooking.
ELECTRICAL OUTLETS (with Groundmest-Reset)
Ground fault interrupter outlets are located in the bathroom and kitchen and can be identified by
the Test and Reset buttons located in the center of the outlet. If an appliance plugged into the
outlet does not function, push the RESET button. If the appliance still does not operate, unplug
the appliance and DO NOT USE. You may contact a small appliance repair service for nonfunctioning items, or discard it and replace with a new item.
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EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM
Bathrooms and bedroom areas are equipped with Emergency Call Pendant Cords. When the
cord is pulled , a room indicator light and an alarm will sound in the Business Office and
Superintendents Apartments. Use this cord for medical emergencies if you are unable to use the
telephone. A staff member, or security will assist you in obtaining the care needed. We are,
however, unable to furnish medical, or nursing care. We will summon medical assistance. The
emergency call system SHOULD NOT be used for maintenance problems, or if and emergency
does not exist.
BATHROOM HEAT LAMP AND EXHAUST UNIT
Each bathroom is equipped with a heatlamp and exhaust unit. The exhaust fan will run
automatically when the light switch is turned ON. There is a knob-wound timer ncxt to the
bathroom light switch. Set the timer at one (1) to five (5) minutes to pre-warm the bathroom
before bathing if you so desire. DO YOT STAND DIRECTLY UNDER THE HEATLAMP.
DO NOT PLACE ITEMS TO DRY IN THE BATHROOM UNDER THE HEATLAMP. DO
NOT DISCONNECT THE EXHAUST FAN.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
If you have an outlet, or appliance which is not functioning because you suspect the electrical
power is OFF, please contact the office for maintenance assistance. Be carehl not to
OVERLOAD outlets in your apartment.
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Using Your Refrigerator
In This Section
Setting t h e temperature control ........8
Page
C h a n g i n g t h e light b u l b ................... I1
Adjusting t h e refrigerator s h e l v e s ....9
Reversing t h e d o o r s w i n g ................ 12
Removing t h e crispers a n d cover .....9
Understanding t h e s o u n d s you
m a y h e a r ............................................
12
Saving energy ...................................
12
Page
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Using t h e automatic ice maker ........10
Using t h e ice c u b e t r a y s
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T o obtain the best possible results from your refrigerator, it is important that you operate it
properly. This section tells you how to set the temperature control, remove and adjust some
of the features in your refrigerator, and how to save energy.
Setting.t h e temperature control
The Temperature Control is in the refrigerator. It controls the temperature in both the
refrigerator and freezer compartments.
When you plug in the refrigerator for the first
time:
1. Set the Temperature Control to 3 (normal). Temp e ratu re Control adj ustm ents
range from 1 (warmest) to 5 (coldest).
NOTE: Turning the Temperature Control
to OFF stops cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments, but it does
not disconnect the refrigerator from the
power supply.
2. Give the refrigerator time to cool down
completely before adding food. This could
take several hours.
3. Adjust the Temperature Control to have
food as cold as you like. The settings
indicated above should be correct for
normal, household refrigerator usage.
NOTE: The built-in exterior moisture control
continuously guards against moisture buildup on the outside of the refrigerator cabinet.
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Adjusting t h e refrigerator shelves
The refrigerator shelves can be adjusted to
match the way you use your refrigerator.
To remove t h e shelves:
1. Remwe items from the shelf.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop.
3. Lift back of shelf over stop.
4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way.
To replace t h e shelves:
1. Slide back of shelf into shelf track in wall
of cabinet.
2. Guide front of shelf into shelf track.
3. Slide shelf in all the way.
Removing t h e crispers and cover
To remove t h e crispers:
1. Slide crispers straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace in reverse order.
To remove t h e cover:
1. Lift cover front and remove the cover
support.
2. Lift cover up and slide out.
To replace t h e cover:
1. Fit cover tabs into lowest cabinet slots
and p u s h in. Lower the front retainers into
place.
2. Insert cover support (with the long tab
toward the front) into the groove on the
underside of the cover.
NOTE: If the support needs adjustment,
turn base clockwise to raise or counterclockwise to lower.
Lift cover front,
t h e n t h e back.
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Using the ice cube trays
(RT14DK, RTl4HD, and RTl4GD)
If you don't use the cubes, they may shrink.
The moving cold air starts a slow evaporation. The longer you store cubes, the smaller
they get.
To remove ice:
1. Hold tray at both ends.
2. Twist slightly.
Using the automatic ice maker
(Optional o n RTl4DK, RTl4EK, RTl4HD, and RT14GD,
factory-installed on RTI 4DM)
If you have an automatic ice maker, or if you
plan to add one later, there are a few things
you will want to know:
For models RT14DK, RT14EK, RT14HD
and RT14GD: The aluminum water inlet
tube, supplied with your refrigerator, is in
the rear bottom of the refrigerator, on the
compressor support plate. Use this tube
instead of the tube provided in the accessory kit.
The ON/OFF lever is a wire signal arm.
DOWN to make ice automatically
UP to shut off the ice maker
IMPORTANT: Do not turn ice maker on
until it is connected to the water supply.
Instructions for ice maker water supply
hook u p are attached to the back of the
refrigerator ca bi net.
The dial or lever on the side of the ice
maker changes the size of the cubes.
Good water quality is important for good
ice quality. Try to avoid connecting the ice
maker to a softened water supply..Water
softener chemicals, such as salt from a
malfunctioning softener, can damage the
ice maker mold and lead to poor ice
quality. If a softened water supply cannot
be avoided, make sure that the water
softener is well maintained and operating
nrnrlprlv
u p to
stop ice
maker.
Down to
start ice
maker.
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Solving c o m m o n ice maker problems
I PROBLEM
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POSSIBLE CAUSUSOLUTION
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Ice crescents attached
at corners
This is normal. They break apart easily. Shake bin occasionally to keep cubes separated.
Ice maker will not
operate or ice is not
made fast enough
ON/OFF lever is in the OFF (up) position. Lower lever to the
ON (down) position.
Freezer is not cold enough. Adjust temperature control and
wait 24 hours.
Off-taste or odor in ice
New plumbing connections can cause discolored or offflavored ice. Discard the first few batches of ice.
Cubes are stored too long. Throw them away and make a
new supply.
Foods in freezer are not wrapped properly. See “Food
Storage Guide” on pages 16 and 17.
Freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned. See pages 13
and 14.
Changing the light bulb
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Before removing a light bulb, either
unplug the refrigerator or disconnect
the electricity leading to the refrigerator at the main power supply. Turning
1 the Temperature Control to the OFF
position does not disconnect the
refrigerator from the power supply.
Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or personal injury.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Disconnect refrigerator from power
supply 2. Reach behind the Control Panel to
remove bulb.
3. Replace with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Reconnect refrigerator to power supply.
NOTE: Not all commercial appliance bulbs
will fit your refrigerator. Be sure to replace a
bulb with one of the same size, wattage and
shape.
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Reversing the door Swing
(notfor RTMEK)
You can change the hinges on your refrigerator so the doors open the other way.
Refer to the instruction sheet included with
your refrigerator.
Understanding t h e sounds you may hear
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Your new refrigerator may mstke sounds that
your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are
new to you, you might be concerned about
them. Don’t be. Most of the new sounds are
normal. Hard surfaces like the floor, walls
and cabinets can make the sounds seem
louder.
The following describes the kinds of
sounds that might be new to you, and what
may be making them.
Slight hum, soft hiss
You may hear the refrigerator’s fan motor
and moving air.
Clicking o r s n a p p i n g s o u n d s
Water sounds
When the refrigerator stops running, you
may hear gurgling in the tubing for a few
minutes after it stops. You may also hear
defrost water running into the defrost water
pan.
Ice maker sounds
trickling water
thud (clatter of ice)
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you
may hear buzzing (from the water valve),
trickling wstter and the clatter of ice dumped
into the bin.
The thermostat makes a definite click when
the refrigerator stops running. It also makes
a sound when the refrigerator starts. The
defrost timer will click when the defrost cycle
starts.
Saving energy
You can help your refrigerator use less
electricity.
Check door gaskets for a tight seal. Level
the cabinet to be sure of a good seal.
Clean the condenser coils regularly.
Open the door as few times as possible.
Think about what you need before you open the door. Get everything out at one
time. Keep food organized so you won’t
have to search for what you want. Close
door as soon as food is removed.
Go ahead and fill up the refrigerator, but
don’t overcrowd it so air movement is
blocked.
It is a waste of electricity to set the refrigerator and freezer to temperatures colder
than they need to be. If ice cream is firm in
the freezer and drinks are as cold as your
family likes them, that’s cold enough.
Make sure your refrigerator is not next to a
heat source such as a range, water heater,
furnace, radiator or in direct sunlight.
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Caring For YQWRefrigerator
In This Section
Page
Cleaning your refrigerator
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Page
Power interruptions .............................
15
Vacation and moving care ...............1 4
Your refrigerator is built to give you many years of dependable service. However, there are a
few things you can do to extend its product life. This section tells you how to clean your
refrigerator and what to do when going on vacation, moving or during a power outage.
Cleaning your refrigerator
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections
defrost automatically. However, clean both
about once a month to help prevent odors
from building up. Wipe up spills right away.
To clean your refrigerator, turn the Refrigerator Control to OFF, unplug it, take out all
removable parts and clean the refrigerator
according to the following directions.
PART
WHAT TO USE
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Personal Injury Hazard
Refrigeration system tubes are located
near the defrost pan and can become
hot. Remove and install defrost pan
caref uIly.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury .
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HOW TO CLEAN
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Removable parts
(shelves , crisper,
etc.)
Sponge or cloth with mild
detergent and warm
water
Hand wash, rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Outside
Sponge, cloth or paper
towel with mild detergent,
warm water and an
appliance wax (or good
auto paste wax)
Wash outside of cabinet. Do not
use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Wax painted metal surfaces at least
twice a year. Apply wax with a
clean, soft cloth. Waxing painted
metal surfaces provides rust
protection.
Do not wax plastic parts.
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Inside walls
(allow freezer to
warm up so cloth
won’t stick)
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Sponge, soft cloth or
paper towel with baking
soda or mild detergent
and warm water
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Wash with mixture of warm water
and
- mild detergent, or
- baking soda (2 tablespoons
[26 g] to 1 quart [.95 L] of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
Door liners
and gaskets
Sponge, soft cloth
or paper towel with
milddetergent and
warm water
Plastic parts
(covers and
panels)
Soft, clean sponge
soft, cleancloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
Or
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE cleaning waxes, concen-
trated detergents, bleaches or cleaners
containing petroleum on plastic parts.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or flarnma ble
fluids. These can scratch or damage
material. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
Defrost pan
(behind refrigerator on top of
motor
Sponge or cloth
with mild detergent
and warm water
Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO not
remove the defrost pan to clean it.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure
to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the
cabinet back and the wall.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
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Condenser
coils
Vacuum cleaner
Roll refrigerator out away from the wall.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty. Coils
may need cleaning as often as every other
month.
Roll refrigerator back into place. Make sure
to leave 1 inch (2.5 cm) between the
cabinet back and the wall.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Floor under
refrigerator
Floor cleaners
Roll refrigerator out only as far as the water
supply line allows.
Clean floor.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Check to see if the refrigerator is level.
Vacation and moving care
Short vacations
No need to shut off the refrigerator if you will
be away for less than four weeks.
1. Use up any perishables.
2. freeze other items.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
Raise signal arm to OFF (up) position.
Shut off water supply to ice maker.
Empty the ice bin.
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Long vacations
Moving
If you will be gone a month or more:
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
When the last load of ice drops, turn off
the ice maker. Make sure all ice is dispensed out of the ice maker mechanism.
3. Unplug the refrigerator.
4. Clean it, rinse well and dry.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of
both doors to prop them open far enough
for air to get in. This stops odor and mold
from building up.
When you are moving the refrigerator to a
new home:
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker:
Turn off the water supply to the ice
maker at least one day ahead of time.
Disconnect the water line.
After the last load of ice drops, lift the
signal arm to the OFF (up) position.
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
3. ?ack all frozen food in dry ice.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. Clean it thoroughly. Rinse well and dry.
6. Take out all removable parts, wrap them
well, and tape them together so they don't
shift and rattle.
7. Screw in the leveling rollers.
8. Tape the doors shut and tape the power
supply cord to the cabinet.
When you get to your new home, put
everything back and refer to page 6. Also, if
your refrigerator has an automatic ice
maker, remember to reconnect the water
supply line.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not allow children to climb on, play
near or climb inside the refrigerator
when the doors are blocked open.
They may become injured or trapped.
To restart refrigerator, see "Using Your
Refrigerator" on page 8.
Power interruptions
t
If electricity goes off, call the power company. Ask how long power will be off.
1. If service will be interrupted 24 hours or
less, keep both doors closed. This
helps food stay frozen.
2 . If service will be interrupted longer than
24 hours:
(a) Remove all frozen food and store in a
frozen food locker.
OR
(b) Place 2 Ibs. (0.9 kg) of dry ice in
freezer for every cubic foot of freezer
space. This will keep food frozen for 2
to 4 days. Wear gloves to protect your
hands from dry ice burns.
OR
(c) If neither a food locker or dry ice is
available, use or can perishable food
at once.
3. A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partly filled one. A freezer full of meat
stays cold longer than a freezer full of
bslked goods. If food contains ice crystals,
it m a y be safely refrozen, although the
quality and flavor may be affected. If the
condition of the food is poor, or if you feel
it is unsafe, dispose of it.
Questions ?
Call our toll-free telephone number,
1-800-44-ROPER.
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Parts & Features
Models FEC350V, FEP350V, FEP340V (shown),
FEP335V (with solid elements), FEP330V &
FEP320V
Electronic clocW
timer (not included
on Model FEP320V)
Plug-in surface unit
(not included on
Model FEP335V)
one heat seal
Broil element
Bake element
Anti-tip bracket
Storage drawer
Removable oven door
FEP350V &
FEP340V only)
Model FEP310V
Plug-in surface unit
One-piece chrome
reflector bowl
Model and se
Broil element
icone heat seal
Oven rack guide
Bake element
Anti-tip bracket
Removable oven door
Storage drawer
Model FEP2lOV
Plug-in surface unit
Lift-up cooktop
reflector bowl
Model and se
Silicone heat seal
Broil element
Oven rack guide
Bake element
Removable oven door
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Using the surface units
U s i n g Your Range
Models F”cC350V, FEP35OV & FEP340V
Time bake
Left rear
Left front
switch (Models Oven temp
control
control
FEC350V &
control
Right front
ontrol knob
Right rear
control knob
Control knobs must be pushed in
before turning them to a setting. They
can be set anywhere between HI and
OFF.
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Time bake signal
Oven
light (Models
signal
FEC350V & FEP350V) light
Surface
signal
light
Auto ma tic
Surface unit
indicator
oven light
switch
Models FEP335V & FEP330V
Left rear
Left front
control
control
knob
knob
Right front
control knob
Right rear
control knob
Surface unit indicators
The solid dot in the surface unit
indicator shows which surface unit is
turned on by that knob.
Signal lights
The Surface Signal Light on the
control panel will glow when a
surface unit is on.
Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For best
results, start cooking at the high
settings, then turn the control knob
down to continue cooking.
Use a high setting to start food cooking;
to bring liquids to a boil.
nit
Oven signal light
U s e a medium-high setting to hold a
rapid boil; to f r y chicken or pancakes.
Use a medium setting for gravy,
puC,l:ngs and icing; to cook large
Models FEP320V & FEP310V
amounts of vegetables.
Left rear
control knob
Left front
control knob
U s e a medium-low setting to keep food
cooking after starting it on a higher
setting.
U s e a low setting to keep food warm
until ready to serve. Set the heat higher
or lower within the low band to keep
food at the temperature you want.
Oven signal light
Surface signal
light
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Oven temp
control knob
Surface unit
indicator
Model FEP210V
Left rear
control knob
Right rear
control knob
Right front
control knob
Oven temp
control knob
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Left brit C;:.L:Li
:-:::ob
Surfade signal light
Oven sigxal light
Solid element surface units
(Model FEP335V)
Before using a solid element surface unit
for the first time, heat on high setting for
five minutes. The surface unit WLU give
off smoke as the protective coating,
applied at the factory, finishes bonding
to the surface.
Solid element surface units are made of
heavy cast-iron to provide even cooking.
Each surface unit has a built-in
protective limiter as a safety feature.
The limiter senses uneven cooking
temperatures and automatically reduces
the heat level. The limiter will sense
uneven heat when a pan boils dry or
when a pan is removed and the surface
unit is left on. The heat level may also be
reduced automatically if the bottom of
the pan is not flat or if the pan is too
large or too small for the element. This
wdl result in longer cooking times. -
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Solid elements hold heat longer than
conventional surface units. For best
cooking results, use a high setting for
only a short period of time. Then use a
lower setting to complete the cooking.
You may want to turn the solid element
surface unit OFF a few minutes before
you finish cooking.
Burn, Fire And
Property Damage Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are
turned t o OFF and all signal
lights are off when you are not
cooking. Someone could be
burned or a fire could start if a
surface unit is accidentally left
on.
Solid elements stay hot for a long
time. Do not use t h e high setting
for long periods of time or leave
pans on hot elements when
cooking is done. Burned food and
damage to the cookware could
result.
Cookware
Pans should be the same size or larger
than the surface unit to prevent boilovers and hot handles.
Use only flat-bottomed utensils. Flat
bottoms allow maximum contact
between the pans and surface units for
fast, even cooking. Pans with uneven
bottoms or with raised patterns on the
bottoms are not suitable. Do not use
trivets, woks with skirts, or canners
with concave or ridged bottoms.
To check your cookware for flatness,
place a straight-edge across the bottom
of each piece. Rotate the straight-edge
across the bottom. If light shows
anywhere between the pan and the
straight-edge, the pan is not flat. Do not
use it.
Bum And Product Damage Hazard
.If the pan is too small for the
surface unit, you could be burned
by the heat from the exposed
section of the surface unit. Use
correctly sized cooking utensils t o
prevent injury.
'If a surface unit stays red for a long
time, t h e bottom of the pan is not
flat enough or is too small for t h e
surface unit. Prolonged usage of
incorrect utensils for long periods
of time can result in damage to t h e
surface unit, cooktop, wiring a n d
surrounding areas. To prevent
damage, use correct utensils, start
cooking on high setting and turn
control down to continue cooking.
Setting the clock and timer
(Models FEC350V, FEP350V,
FEP340V, FEP335V &
FEP330V)
To set time of day:
When the range is connected to power,
the clock display wLU blirk at 88:88 until
the time-of-day is set. Turn the ClocW
Timer Knob in either direction to set
time-of-day. (Knob must be turned four
or five clicks before t h e wdl advance.)
To set the minute timer:
Push the Set Button once. A beep wdl
sound and a bell will light on the display.
Turn the ClocWTimer Knob clockwise to
the desired setting, up to 9 hours 50
minutes.
NOTE: The knob must be turned within
15 seconds after the button is pushed.
The timer will count down the time and
sound a tone at the end of the set time.
To check time-of-day during a minute
timer interval :
Push the Set Button once. A beep
WLU sound and the time-of-day wdl
be displayed.
.
To return to the minute timer &splay:
Push the Set Button once. A beep
will sound and the minute timer WLU
reappear.
To set the automatic stop timer: .
1. Set the Time Bake Switch to TIME
BAKE. The TIME BAKE Signal
Light WLU light.
2. Turn the Oven Temp Control to the
desired oven temper aiure.
Electronic clock and t i m e r
(Models FEP340V, FEP335V &
3. Push the Set Button twice. A beep
will sound with each push and a
FEP330V)
bell will light on the face of the
The clocWtimer acts as both a time-of-day
clock along with the word "AUTO"
clock and as a minute timer.
4. Turn the ClocWTimer Knob to the
To set time of day:
desired cook time up to 9 hours 50
When the range is connected to power,
minutes .
the clock display wlll blink at 88:88 until
the time-of-day is set. To set time-of-day, NOTE: Knob must be turned within 15
depress the Set Button once. The triangle seconds after button is pushed.
and clock signal lishts on the display WLU
The oven will turn on within the next
light up and remain lit until the time is
30-40 seconds and WLU turn off
set. Within 15 seconds, turn the ClocW
automatically at the end of the set cook
Timer Knob to the coriect time.
time.
To set the timer:
To check time-of-day during cooking:
Turn the ClocWTimer Knob clockwise to
Push the Set Button once. A beep
the desired setiinG, up to 9 hours 50
wdl sound and the time-of-day wLU
minutes. (Knob mcsi be turned four or
be displayed.
five clicks before tine will advance.) The
triangle and bell signal lights will lisht
TOreturn to the cook time display:
up. The timer will count down the tiArne
Push the Set Button once. A beep
while flashing the time-of-day every 1 2
wdl sound and the automatic cook
seconds. Three beeps will sound at tke
time wdl reappear.
end of the set time and the signal lis-'nts
At the end of the set cook time, a tone
will go off.
will sound. Turn Oven Temp Control to
Electronic clock with cook and
OFF and set the Time Bake Switch to
minute timer (Models FEC350V & MANUAL BAKE.
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FEP350V)
This eiectronic control acts as a time-ofday clock, a s a minute timer up to 9 hours
50 minutes, and as an automatic sto?
timer which allows you to begin cooking
new and set the oy.:ento turn itself 0 3
1
.
IMPORTANT: After the oven has turned
off, the Time Bake Switch must be
returned to "Manual Bake". IF THE
TIME BAKE SWITCH IS NOT SET TO
"MANUAL BAKE:", THE OVEN WILL
NOT WORK PEIOPERLY.
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Using the 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 1/2 to 2 inches (4-5 cm) between
the sides of the pan and the oven
walls and other pans.
2. Set the Oven Temp Control to the
baking temperature you want. The
Oven Signal Light will come on.
The oven is preheated when the
Oven Signal Light first goes off.
3. Put food in the oven.
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 b y following these steps:
Broiling
1. Position the rack(s) before turning
the oven on. Refer to a rack
placement chart and broiling chart
in a reliable cookbook for
recommended rack positions and
broiling times.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on the
rack.
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1. Pull the Oven Temperature Control
Knob straight off.
3. Completely close the oven door to
4. During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to maintain the
temperature setting. The Oven
Signal Light will turn on and off
with the elements. The top
element helps heat during baking,
but does not turn red.
5. When baking is done, turn the
Oven Temp Control to OFF.
assure proper broiling
temperatures.
4. Set the Oven Temp Control to
BROIL.
5. When broiling is done, turn the
Oven Temp Control to OFF.
2. Loosen the locking screws. Note
the position of the indicator.
-Knob
skirt
.r.'NcD\/Markers
To lower
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To raise
3. To lower the temperature, turn
knob skirt counterclockwise to
move the indicator one marker line
to the right. Each line equals about
10°F (5°C).
4. To raise the temperature, turn
knob skirt clockwise to move the
indicator one marker line to the left.
Each line equals about 10°F (5'C).
Tighten the locking screws and
replace the control knob.
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The storage drawer (all
models except FEP21OV)
The oven vent
To verify that the anti-tip
bracket(s) is engaged:
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 antitip bracket(s).Use care when handling
the drawer.
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Removing the storage drawer:
Hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through a vent under the right rear
surface unit (or under the backguard on
Model FEP335V with solid elements).
You can cook on the unit, or keep food
warn? on it while the oven is on.
The vent is needed for air circulation. Do
not block the vent. Poor baking will
result.
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B u m Hazard
When the oven is ON,pans and pan
handles left on or near the oven
vent can become hot enough t o
bum the user and to melt plastics.
Use potholders to move pans. Never
store plastics, paper or other items
that could melt or b u m near the
oven vent.
1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans
before removing drawer. Pull
drawer straight out to the first stop.
Lift front and pull out to the second
stop.
Remove storage drawer.
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket(s)
is attached to floor with screws.
Make sure rear leveling leg(s) is
positioned under bracket(s).
See “Important Safety Instructions”
on page 2 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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2. L& back slightly and slide drawer
all the way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
Roller
Drawer slide rail
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails over
the drawer slide rails on bottom of
oven frame.
stop
Drawer slide rail
2. Lift front and push in until p1as;ic
stops on drawer slide rails clear
rollers on oven frame drawer slide
rails. Lift drawer front again to
clear second stop and slide drawer
closed
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Solid element surface units
(Model FEP335V)
Caring For Your Range
Bum And Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and
the range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so can result in bums
or electrical shock.
The control knobs
1. Turn control knobs to the OFF
position.
2. Pull control knobs straight off.
3. Wash in warm, soapy water.
4. Rinse well and dry completely. Do
not soak.
The control panel
1. Wipe with warm, soapy water or
spray glass cleaner, and a soft
cloth.
2. Rinse well.
3. Dry with soft cloth.
4. Replace control knobs by pushing
them firmly into place.
NOTE: When cleaning, never use steel
wool, abrasives, or commercial oven
cleaners which may damage finish. After
cleaning, make sure all control knobs
point to the OFF position.
Surface units and reflector
bowls (all models except
FEP335V)
Removing
3. Pull the surface unit straight away
from the receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl.\See
"Cleaning chart" on page 12 for
cleaning instructions.
Replacing
1. Make sure all surface units are
turned OFF.
2. Line up openings in the reflector
bowl with the surface unit
receptacle.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as
posslble with the terminal just
started into the receptacle. Push
the surface unit terminal into the
receptacle.
4. When the terminal is pushed into
the receptacle as far as it will go,
the surface unit will fit into the
reflector bowl.
Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the
utensils on the surface units. They also
help catch spills. When they are kept
clean, they reflect heat better and look
new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some
of the utensils may not be flat enough,
or some may be too large for the surface
unit. In either case, some of the heat
that's meant to go into or around a
utensil goes down and heats the
reflector bowl. This extra heat can
discolor it.
Fire And Electrical Shock Hazard
Do not line the reflector bowls
1. Turn off all surface units and let
cool.
2. Lift the edge of the unit opposite
the receptacle, just enough to clear
the reflector bowl.
with foil. Fire or electrical shock
could result.
For best results, wipe off surface
units with a damp soft cloth and
soapy water after each use.
Remove burned-on food with a
soap-fdled scouring pad. The red
spot in the center of the surface
unit will gradually wash off. This is
normal and will not affect the
operation of the surface unit.
IMPORTANT: Dry the element
completely after cleaning. Turn on
the element for a few minutes to
thoroughly dry. After the element
has cooled, use a paper towel to
apply a thin coat of salt-free oil to
the surface units to season and
restore the finish. Wipe excess oil
off stainless steel trim rings. Then
heat 3 - 5 minutes. Some smoking
may occur; this is normal. If surface
units hay;? dark spots caused by
grease and food, the oil treatment
wdl improve their appearance but
not eliminate the spots.
NOTE: Optional ElectroP dressing
can be applied to the surface units
to improve their appearance.
The stainless steel trim rings WLU
yellow from the heat of the surface
units and pans. This is normal. The
yellowing can be removed by using
stainless steel cleaner or Cook Top
Polishing Creme on the trim rings.
To obtain order dormation for
Cook Top Polishing Creme (Part No.
814009) or Electrol' dressing (Part
No. 814030),write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46305
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The lift-up cooktop
(all models except FEP335V)
The removable oven door
The lower panel
(Model FEP210V)
The lower panel can be removed to he!p
make it easier to clean under the range.
1. Lift front of cooktop at corners.
2 Swing up the support rod (if
included on your model).
3. Carefully lower the cooktop onto
the support rod.
NOTE: Models FEP310V and
FEP210V do not include support
rods. For these models, you must
hold up cooktop while cleaning.
4. Wipe surface under cooktop with
warm, soapy water. Use a soapfdled plastic scouring pad on
heavily-soiled areas.
Removing the oven door will help make
it easier to clean the oven.
To remove the lower panel, llft it up
and out.
Bum 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 bums or electrical shock.
1. Open the door to the first stop
Personal Injury And Product
Damage Hazard
'Be sure the rod fits in the groove
in the front right corner of the
cooktop and is held securely. The
cooktop could accidentally fall
and injure you.
'Do not drop the cooktop. Damage
can result to the porcelain and the
cooktop frame.
position.
2. Hold the door at both sides and llft
it at the same angle it is in.
3. To replace, fit the bottom comers
of the door over the ends of the
hinges.
Push the door down evenly. The
door WLU close only when it is on
the hinges correctly.
To replace the lower panel, line it up
with the bottom of the range, then push
in and down to hook it in place.
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The standard-cleaning oven
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 12
for further instructions.
Using foil
Using foil on the continuous-cleaning
oven bottom is recommended to catch
sugar and starchy spills from pies and
casseroles. It must be used properly.
Cut foil from a roll of heavy-duty 18-inch
(45 cm) aluminum foil, or buy a foil kit
(Part No. 241430) from your Roper
Appliance dealer.
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Do not allow commercial oven
cleaner to contact the heating
elements, thermostat, heat seal or
exterior surfaces of the oven.
Damage will occur.
Using foil
To catch sugar or starchy spas from pies
and casseroles, use a piece of heavyduty aluminum foil or a shallow pan on
the lower rack (on models with more
than one rack), slightly larger than the
cooking container. On models with only
one rack, place foil or shallow pan on
rack under food container. This may,
however, result in poor baking.
NOTE: Do not use foil or foil liner to
cover the oven floor. Poor baking
results could occur.
The continuous-cleaning
oven (Model FEC350V)
Standard oven walls are coated with
smooth porcelain. Your continuouscleaning oven walls are coated with a
special, rougher porcelain. A fat spatter
beads up on the smooth surface, but
spreads out on the rougher surface. The
bead of fat on the smooth surface chars
and turns black. The spread-out fat on
the rough surface gradually burns away
at medium to high baking temperatures
so the oven can return to a presentably
clean condition.
Fat spatter beads up.
Turns black.
Standard porcelain
Burn,Electrical Shock And
Product Damage Hazard
.Make sure all controls are OFF
and the oven is cool before using
foil. Failure to do so can result in
bums or electrical shock.
aDo not let foil touch the bake
element. It could damage the
element. Make sure foil is flat on
the bottom and away from the
bake element.
1. Turn off all controls.
2. Lift the cool bake element slightly
to lift the feet off the oven bottom.
3. Slide the foil under the bake
element. Make sure the foil is
centered and long enough to start
up both side oven walls without
wrinkling. For proper baking, lower
the bake element so all feet rest
solidly on the foil.
Hand cleaning
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Personal Injury Hazard
Do not use oven cleaning products
in a continuous-cleaning oven.
Some can become trapped in the
porcelain surface and give off
harmful fumes.
WINDOW (Models FEC350V, FEP350V &
FEP340V) - Keep clean with warm soapy
water or spray glass cleaner. Use a
‘plastic
scouring pad for heavily-soiled
Cleaning tips
areas. Rinse well. Do not use steel wool
1. The oven window and racks are not or abrasive cleansers.
coated. Clean them by hand.
2. The oven door does not get as hot
as the walls. Some hand cleaning
may be needed.
3. If you do more broiling than baking,
hand cleaning may be needed.
4. Use aluminum foil on the oven
bottom according to instructions.
Spdl-overs may not burn away and
could stain the bottom.
RACKS - Use a soapy steel wool pad for
best cleaning results. Rinse well.
Fat spatter spreads out.
Burns away.
Continuouscleaning porcelain
WALLS AND DOOR - Wash with warm
soapy water. Use a steel wool pad or
plastic scouring pad for heavily-soiled
areas. Rinse well
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MASTER ANTENNA AND CLOSED CIRCUIT SYSTEM
This antenna system should enable clearer television reception. Each resident is provided with a
10” television connector cord. Attach this cord to your television and to the proper wall
recepticle. There is one antenna connection location on the livingroom wall and one on the
bedroom wall. Turning your television set to the proper channel will enable you to view the
lobby entrance of your building. Staff will tell you the station number of the proper access
channel for each building.
APARTMENT DOOR LOCKS
Your apartment entrane door is equipped with a deadbolt lock and latch. You must place your
key completely into the cylinder and turn it to release the deadbolt. You must lock your door
using the key when leaving your apartment. The deadbolt can be activated when you are inside
of your apartment by tuming the thumb latch. The deadbolt can be quickly released from inside
by just turning the lever handle on the lockset.
FIRE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
Smoke Detectors
When the SMOKE DETECTORS in your apartment senses smoke, it will sound to alert
everyone of possible danger and will simultaneously call the fire department.
Heat Sensors
When the heat sensor located in your kitchen detects a sudden rise in temperature, or very high
temperatures, it will sound to alert everyone of possible danger and simultaneously call the fire
department.
Sprinkler System
In the event of a fire, the sprinkler head well activate and discharge water in the location of the
fire to suppress it. The building is equipped with sprinklers at every location.
Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are located in common area hallways and lobbies of both buildings. There are
individual fire extinguishers in each apartment at TIOGA PRESBYTERIAN APARTMENTS.
Follow directions on the extinguisher if a fire emergency occurs. Report to the office any fire
extinguisher you detect having an “uncharged” reading on the gauge, or if the extinguisher or
holder is damaged in any way. Please see that children do not tamper with extinguishers since
they are easily accessible.
Pg. 35
PARKING LOTS
Parking lots exist for residents) guests and staff. Observe parking lot rules and regulations. See
“General Information and Rules and Regulations”.
GROUNDS
Please do not throw cigarettelcigar butts and trash on the grounds. Additionally) please monitor
your guests and have them follow our rules while they are at “your home”.
PROGRAMS
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS
There will be a residents association established at Tioga Presbyterian Apartments. A resident
who resides in a building is automatically a member of that residents association. Dues are
collected monthly. All residents are encouraged to attend meetings and participate in association
concerns and activities.
RESIDENT COUNCILS
The governing body of the Residents Association is the Residents Council. Members of the
Council are elected by members of the Residents Association.
FLOOR CAPTAINS
Floor captains are volunteers. Each floor has a minium of two residents who perform duties as
part of the I’M O K . Program; assist in fire emergencies and drills; distribute information; etc.
and perform other duties necessary for the well being of residents.
SUNSHINE CLUB
The Sunshine Club is part of the Residents Association. Members send greetings and visit sick
and shut in neighbors.
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PHILADELPHIA SENIOR CENTER
The Philadelphia Senior Center is a community based program designed to bring older adults
together. Activities at the senior center will vary, but crafts, nutritious meals, lectures,
transportation, trips and social services are a few of the programs and activities available.
The senior center will be located on the first floor of Tioga Presbyterian Apartments. The hours
of operation will be:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed on designated holidays)
Residents at Tioga Presbyterian Apartments are welcome to participate at the senior center and
should contact the Senior Center Manager regarding activities at the center.
I’M “O.K.” PROGRAM
Residents are encouraged to look out for one another so that we can provide help in a timely
manner and rapidly when needed. For the well-being of all residents, we promote this excellent
program which is conducted by residents with the cooperation of Management under the
direction of the American Red Cross.
This is how the program works:
1. Place the I’M O K . door tag on the outside knob of your apartment door EACH MORNING
BY 9:30 AM, or the time agreed upon by the residents of your floor.
2. At the time agreed upon by residents of your floor, the Floor Captain will remove the tag and
slip it under your door.
3. You pick up the tag at your convenience and place it on your inside door knob for use the
following morning. If your I’M O.K. door tag is not hanging from your outside doorknob by
the designated time, the Floor Captain will knock on your door. If the knock is not answered,
you will receive a phone call. If the phone call to you is not answered, you will receive a
phone call. If the phone call to you is not answered, the Manager will be notified immediately
and emergency procedures will commence.
4. Residents should notify the OFFICE and FLOOR CAPTAINS if they plan to be away
overnight, o r away on vacation, etc.
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FIRE AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
ALARM PULL BOXES
Know where alarm boxes and fire tower exits are located in your building . Activate the fire
alarm if you detect smoke, or fire. This action will call the fire department. If you sound the
alarm get to safety, but remain on the premises to give information to the fire department and
police department personnel when they arrive.
EXTINGUISHERS
Open the door covering the hall extinguishers and observe the directions for operation of the unit
listed on the label. Report any used, non-charged, or damaged extinguishers to office personnel
immediately upon detection.
ELEVATORS
Elevators are not to be used during a fire emergency. Elevators will drop automatically to the
ground floor and doors will open when the fire alarm sounds. Doors will remain open and
elevators will not operate until the alarm system and elevators are reset. Or, if the fire is on the
ground floor, elevators will drop (or go up) to the second floor level and doors will remain open
until the fire emergency ends and the system and elevators are reset. ALWAYS USE STAIRS
IN A FIRE EMERGENCY.
WHAT TO DO WHEN THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDS OR IF YOU DETECT FIRE
IN THE EVENT OF FIRE:
WHEN THE FIRE ALARM SOUNDS, LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT IMMEDIATELY AND
GO TO A FIRE TOWER.
IF THE ALARM HAS BEEN SET OFF DUE TO YOUR ACTIONS, NOTIFY THE STAFF
MEMBER ON DUTY IMMEDIATELY.
1. CLOSE WINDOWS AND TURN OFF AIR CONDITIONERSyOR FAN.
2. FEEL THE DOOR...IF HOT, REMAIN IN THE APARTMENT; PLACE ROLLED -UPy
WET TOWELS AT BASE OF DOOR TO PREVENT SMOKE FROM ENTERING.
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....IF COOL, CAUTIOUSLY OPEN DOOR. IF HALL IS SMOKEY, CLOSE DOOR
IMMEDIATELY AND REMAIN IN APARTMENT. PLACE ROLLED UP WET TOWELS
AT BASE OF DOOR.
IF HALL IS CLEAR OF SMOKE, OR FIRE, PROCEED TO THE FIRE TOWER.
REMAIN ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STAIRS, OR LANDING TO ALLOW SPACE
FOR FIREFIGHTERS, OR STAFF TO PASS.
THE FIRST PERSON PROCEEDS DOWN THE STAIRS TO THE LAST STAIR BEFORE
THE LANDING OF THE FLOOR BELOW, STOPPING THERE.
OTHER RESIDENTS FOLLOW KEEPING TO NIGHT SIDE OF THE STAIRS.
THE LAST PERSON INTO THE TOWER CLOSES THE DOOR.
REMAIN IN THE FIRE TOWER FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, OR UNTIL THE
“ALL CLEAR” SIGNAL HAS BEEN GIVEN.
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EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURES
1. When the fire alarrn sounds, the Fire Department is automatically notified and dispatched if
smoke, or fire triggers heat sensors and/or smoke detectors anywhere in the building. The
sprinkler system is automatically activated if necessary. If you discover a fire, or see smoke
and the alarm has not sounded, you may sound the building alarm.
2. Know locations of the fire alarm signal stations and how they operate.
3. Know where at least two exits are located. Learn which direction doors swing and where
stairs lead. Avoid areas and corridors that are “dead-end”. Be able to find exits even in
darkness. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
4. WHEN FIRE ALARMS SOUND, LEAVE YOUR APARTMENT AT ONCE! CLOSE
DOORS BEHIND YOU. GO TO FIRE TOWERS. WAIT ON TOWER LANDINGS
FOR THE “ALL CLEAR” SIGNAL, OR FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. DO NOT
DELAY. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
5. Feel doors before opening. If hot, or smoke is seeping in, do not open. Use alternate fire exit.
If you become trapped in an office, or apartment and cannot reach an alternate exit, keep door
closed and seal off any cracks. Then open a window for air and signal for help. Do not panic, or
jump ... WAIT! DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
6. If door feels cool, open cautiously. Be braced to slam it shut if hall is full of smoke, or if you
feel heat pressure against door. If hall is clear, proceed with escape plan. Alert other building
occupants immediately.
7. If you are trained to use available emergency fire equipment, do so if the fire is blocking your
exit. Do not take risks, or fight a fire alone. Your life safety always comes first.
8. If in smoke, or heat, stay low where air is better. Take short breaths (through nose) until you
reach an area of refuge. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS. USE STAIR TOWERS.
9. Area of rehge are temporary places of shelter from fire. Fire towers are suitable areas of
refuge since they are enclosed. The FIRST FLOOR of our building may be a refuge area since
there are many means of escape should it become necessary for total evacuation.
10. All residents will participate in scheduled and unscheduled fire drills. Guests of residents are
also required to participate if they are anywhere in the building at the time of drills.