Electric Models
RC8920XRH
RC8950XRH
(Shown with
bptional Coil
Element Module)
MODULAR
DOWN DRAFT
COOKTOP
Contents
Page
BEFORE YOU USE YOUR COOKTOP
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
PARTS AND FEATURES
USING YOUR COOKTOP
1 Using the Control Knobs
2 Using the Coil Element Module
3 Using the Vent System
4 Using the Grill Module
5. Using the Solid Element Module
6. Using the Optional Griddle
Module
7 Using the Optronal Smoothtop
Module
8 Cook\-are
CHANGING COOKTOP’MODUL;S
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2
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Coil Element, Solid Element
and Smoothtop Modules
Grill Module.
Optional Griddle Module
CLEANING AND CARING FOR YOUR
COOKTOP
Control Panel and Knobs
Coil Elements and Reflector Bowls
Solid Elements,
SmoothtopModule
Cleaning
Cooktop Chart
Cleaning the Vent System.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL COOKTOP WARRANTY
01988 Whirlpool
Corporation
Before you use your cooktop
Read this Use & Care Guide
information.
and the Cooking
Guide
for important
use and safety
You are personally
responsible
for making sure that your cooktop...
is installed by a qualified installer.
l is properly
installed and leveled in a countertop
and cabinet that can support the weight.
l is properly
connected
to the correct electric supply and properly grounded. (See Installation
Instructions.)
l is vented
according
to manufacturer’s
instructions, with no restrictions.
l is installed
in an area protected
from the weather.
l is properly
maintained.
l is used only for jobs expected
of home cooktops.
l is not used by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly.
0 See Installation Instructions for complete
information.
See Cooking Guide for important
safety and use information.
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WIPORTANT
1.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DO NOI- allow children to use or play
with any part of the cooktop. or
leave them unattended
near it They
could be burned or injured.
7. DO NOT use water on grease fires.
The fire will spread. Cover fire with
large lid or smother with baking
soda or salt.
2. DO NOT store things children might
want above the cooktop. Children
could be burned or injured while
climbing
on it.
8. DO NOT wear loose or hanging garments when using the cooktop. They
could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit and you could be burned.
3. DO NOT allow anyone to touch hot
surface units. Dark colored units can
still be hot enough to burn severely.
9. DO NOT heat unopened
containers.
They could explode. The hot contents could burn you and container
particles could cause injury.
4.
KEEP children away from the cooktop when it is on. The cooktop and
surrounding area can get hot
enough to cause burns.
5. DO NOT use the cooktop to heat a
room. Persons in the room could be
burned or injured or a fire could
start.
6.
10.
MAKE SURE control knobs are in the
off position when you are finished
cooking or when you are not watching to prevent burns.
11.
DO NOT block the vent system. DO
NOT put hands in vent box when fan
or controls are ON. Injury could result
Vent filters must be in place for
proper safe operation.
KEEP pan handles turned in, but not
over another surface unit to avoid
burns, injury and to prevent the utensil from being pushed off the
cooktop.
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DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITI
OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THEY COULD IGNITE CAUSING EXPLOSION AND/OR FIRE.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS -
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete
the form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a question.
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Copy model and serial numbers from plate
[see parts and features diagrams)
and purchase date from sales slip.
Keep this book and sales slip together
in a
handy place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone
Number
Parts and features
Model
RC8920XRH
GRILL
MODULE
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SYSTEM
This model comes with a removable
grill module on the lett side and a nonremovable
coil element
module on the right side. Other modules can be purchased
and used in place of the grill module.
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Model
RC8950XRH
REAR
SURFACE
UNIT
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VENT
SYSTEM
COdKTOP
This model comes with a grill module that can be used on either side. Several
modules can be purchased
and used in the other module opening,
or in place
of the grill module.
Using your cooktop
SURFACE
UNIT
INDICATORS
LEFT
REAR
SURFACE
UNIT
CONTROL
1. Using
Surface
GRILL
CONTROL OR
LEFl FRONT
SURFACE
UNIT
CONTROL
Surface
or module
Unit Indicators
unit indicators
show the surface
operated
by that control knob.
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RIGHT
REAR
SURFACE
UNIT
CONTROL
the Control Knobs
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The solid dot shows the surface unit that is controlled
by
that knob.
The solid box shows that a
module, such as a grill, can
be controlled
by that knob.
The solid dot inside the box
shows the surface
unit controlled if a surface unit module is installed
RIGHT
REAR
SURFACE
UNIT
CONTROL
(OR GRILL
CONTROL ON
RC8920XRH)
SIGNAL
LIGHT
VENT
SYSTEM
CONTROL
unit
PUSH IN
AND TURN
Control
knobs must be pushed
in before
turning them to a setting. There is a click at HI,
LO and OFF, but they can be set anywhere
between
HI and OFF.
Signal light
The signal light will glow when any surface
unit or module
is ON. Be sure the light is OFF
when you are not cooking.
NOTE: The grill and griddle
ated with the tront control
being used.
modules are operknob in the section
2. Using the Coil Element Module
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils for best results and to prevent damage
Specialty
items with rounded
or ridged bottoms [woks, ridged bottom
kettles] are not recommended.
Until you get used to the settlngs,
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use the following
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Use
HI lo start
foods
cooklng
or
lo bring
liquids
to
a boil
Surface
as a guide.
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Use
MED-HI
to
hold
a ropld
boll
or to fry chlcken
or pancakes
units will not turn
red It good contact Is made with
bottom ot pan.
to the cooktop
canners or tea
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Use MED for gravy
Use
puddings
and IClngs
or to cook
large
amounts
of
vegetables
keep
food
cooking after
starting
it on
a higher
setting
MED-LO
to
Use
LO to keep
food
warm
until
ready
to serve
Set
the heat higher
or
lower
within
the
LO band
to kee’j
food
at the temperature
YOU
want
3. Using the Vent System
FILTERS MUST BE IN PLACE FOR PROPER SAFE
OPERATION.
THE EXHAUST FAN SHOULD BE ON FOR MOST
COOKING OPERATIONS.
The built-in fan removes
cooking
vapors,
odors and smoke from foods prepared
on the
cooktop. The fan will always be ON when using
the grill module. When using surface units, turn
the exhaust fan control knob clockwise
to turn
the fan ON. Turn counterclockwise
to turn the fan
OFF
DO NOT PUT HANDS IN VENT BOX WHEN FAN OR
CONTROLS ARE ON. INJURY COULD RESULT.
NOTE: The vent system comes on automatically
to vent excess heat when using
the grill/griddle.
4. Using the Grill Module
Before
A.
B.
using
the grill
for the first time:
Wash. rinse and dry grill
0 Use warm soapy water.
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DO NOT use metal scouring
pads or
abrasive
cleaners
They WIII damage
the non-stick coating on the grill
Lightly wipe with cooklng
011 to prevent
meats from sticking
Approximate
Preheat
Grill Cooking
the grill for 10 minutes
FOOD
Times
on HI.
Control
Setting
Steak(‘/,
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Rare
Medium
Well-done
Steak (l-l%
)
Rare
Medium
Well-done
HI
HI
HI
5 Min.
6 Min.
8 Min.
4 Min.
6 Min
8 Min.
HI
HI
HI
5-7 Min.
9-l 1 Min.
12-15 Min.
5 Min.
10 Min.
12 Min.
Other:
These foods must be turned and rearranged
cooklng
to provlde
even cooklng
results.
HI
Hamburgers
HI
Hot Dogs
HI
Pork Chops
HI
Spore Ribs, Barbecued
*
Lamb Chops
MED-HI
HI
Chicken
Pieces
MED-HI
Ham Slice
HI
Lobster Tails
Garlic Bread
HI
* Baste with barbecue
sauce
Approxlmate
Cooklng
Time
Slde 1
Slde 2
as necessary
20-25
12-I 5
25-30
50-60
25-35
45-60
20-25
20-25
2-3
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
1.
2.
tips:
Foods cooked
on the grill can spatter.
It IS
Important
to clean
all parts after each use
See page
16
The heating
element
for the grill cleans
itself Do not put in water
3.
lake
and
4.
Do not cover the grill completely
with meat
Leave
space
between
the food
items to
allow
proper
smoke and steam removal
Use only nylon
or plastic
utensils
Metal
can scratch
the non-stick
finish
5.
Total
Total
Total
Total
Total
Tot01
Total
Total
Total
last 15-20 minutes.
CAUTION: The use of metal forks and tongs can scratch
non-stick
coating.
Use wlth care.
Hi! ?ts and
during
the grill apartto
clean
and to remove
store Do not stack when storing
6.
Trim fats from meat before
grllllng
to prevent excessive
smoke
and flare-up
Meats
which
normally
have
a high fat content
will produce
more smoke and flare-up
Fat
meats cook faster than lean meats
7.
If meat begins
to cook too quickly,
grill control
knob to a lower setting
turn the
the
5. Using the Solid Element Module
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils for best results
and to prevent damage
to the cooktop. Specialty items with rounded
or ridged
bottoms
(woks, ridged bottom canners ortea kettles) are
not recommended.
Solid elements are made of
heavy cast-iron to provide even cooking. These
elements hold heat longer than conventional
type surface units. For best cooking results,
use a HIGH setting for a very short period; then use a LOW setting to complete
the cooking.
Turn the element OFF a few minutes before you are finished cooking.
CAUTION: Solld elements stay hot for a long time. Do not use the HI sefflng for long
perlods of tlme or leave pans on hot elements when cooklng Is done. Burned food
and damage
to the cookware
could result.
NOTE: A protective
limiter is built into each solid element.
will sense uneven cooking temperatures
and automatically
will result in longer cooking times. See “Cookware”
on page
Until you get used to the settings,
Use HI to start
cooking
or to bring
liquids to a boil.
When cooking
foods, turn to a
LO or MED-LO retting when sizzle
starts.
6. Using
use the following
Use MED-HI to
hold a rapid boil
or to start frying
chicken or pancakes. Turn to a
LO or MED-LO setting when sizzle
as a guide.
Use MED for gravy,
puddings
and
icings or to cook
large amounts of
vegetables.
Turn
to a LO seitlng to
finish cooking.
Griddle Module
Before Using the Griddle
for the First Time:
Wash,
rinse
and
dry
pads
or abrasive
cleaners
They
WIII damage
the nonstick coating
on the griddle
Lightly
wipe
with cooking
011 to
season
You don’t have to grease
the griddle
every
time you use it
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DO NOT use shortening
or butter
3.
Preheat
on HI, then
sired setting.
4.
Add
plastic
scratch
5.
food
Use LO to continue cooking
after
starting at a higher setting, to keep
food warm or to
melt chocolate
or
shortening.
griddle
0 Use warm soapy water.
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DO NOT use metal
scouring
2.
Use MED-LO to
continue
cooking
after starting at
a higher setting.
starts.
the Optional
1.
If pan bottoms are not flat, it
reduce the heat setting. This
10.
Use
switch
Only
utensils.
the non-stick
Turn off the element
ing is finlshed.
Leaving
damage
the gnddle
nylon
Metal
coating.
to de-
or
can
when cookit ON can
Approximate
Griddle
Preheat the grlddle
for 10 minutes on HI.
Food
Sausage
Patties
Bacon
Ham Slice
Hamburger
Fish Sticks
Hot Dogs
Buns
French Toast
Grllled
Sandwiches
Pancakes
Eggs
Cooking
Times
Control
Seiilna
Approxlmote
Cooklng Time
Side 1
Slde 2
HI
HI
MED-HI
HI
MED
MED-HI
MED-HI
MED
8
3
6
6
5
5
3
3
MED-HI
MED-HI
MED-LO
3 Min.
I%-2 Min.
3 Min.
Min
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
Min.
4 Min.
l-2 Min.
5-6 Min.
5 Min.
3-4 Min.
5 Min
Total
2-3 Min.
3 Min.
l-2 Min.
I Min.
7. Using the Optional
Cooking
on the optional
most the same as cooking
There are three differences
about:
1. The cookware
you use.
2. What to expect.
3. The care and cleaning.
Smoothtop Module
smoothtop
on surface
you should
IS alunits.
know
Cooking...
The glass will take longer to heat up than a
regular surface unit. It will also take longer to
cool down. Turn off the unit a few minutes before you are finished cooking.
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Do not use the smoothtop
module
for
canning.
l Bottoms
must be perfectly flat, with NO ridges,
rims, patterns, dents, roughness or scratches.
-Pans
with uneven
bottoms
cause poor
cooking
results and may damage
the
smoothtop.
- Nicks and scratches
on a pan can damage the smoothtop.
l Bottoms
must be clean. Heating a soiled pan
can leave a stain on the smoothtop.
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Sliding aluminum
pans or foil, and copper
pans, on the smoothtop
can leave marks.
Aluminum marks can be removed if they are
not heated.
See page 15 for cleaning
and
caring suggestions.
8. Cookware
1
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Pans should be the same size or larger than the
elements
to prevent
boil-overs
and hot
handles.
DO NOT USE trivets,
10
woks with skirts or canners
Only use pans with flat bottoms. Flat bottoms
allow maximum
contact
between
the pans
and the elements for fast, even cooking. Pans
with uneven bottoms or raised patterns on the
bottom are not suitable. Flatness of a pan can
be checked
by placing
an edge of a ruler
across it. There should not be space between
the ruler edge and the bottom of the pan.
with concave
or ridged
bottoms.
Changing cooktop modules
The cooktop modules will work on either side of the cooktop. NOTE: The coil element
on the right side of the RC8920XRH cooktor, is not removable.
Coil Element, Solid Element and Smoothtop Modules
NOTE: On the RC8920XRH
1.
To remove,
lift
cooktop,
slightly
these optional
1.
To replace,
terminal
receptacle
With both
hands,
pull
module
toward
you to
unplug
it
2.
Push termynal
Into place
until it’s plugged
In
/i
line up the
with
the
will only fii in the left side.
2.
by the handle
TERMINAL /,’
modules
3.
3.
Lift out and
Lower
handle
set aside
the front
with
the
Grill Module
NOTE: On the RC8920XRH
cooktop,
1. To
remove,
Ilft off g,1lls
2.
the grill
module
will
Lift heating
element
slightly
and
pull toward
only
fit in the iett side.
3.
Lift out splatter shreld
4.
3.
PI ug heatIng element
terminal
Info
receptacle
4.
YOU
1.
2.
To replace,
lower
the
grease
and
Put In splatter shield
pan
the
grease
well
into
ooening.
Ail grill parts must be cleaned
after
each
fat spoilage
and odors.
See page
16.
Optional
The griddle
1.
excessive
Place
grills
over
heattng element
smoke,
flare-ups,
2.
Replacethegrills
Griddle Module
module
To install,
the grlllc
12
use to avoid
Lift and remove
the
grease
well
and grease
pan, being
careful
not
is used with the grill module
remove
2.
Slide
into
drain
the grrddle
place
with
slot at rear
1.
To remove,
Irft
front
slightly
by
both front corners
and set aside
Note:
Make
sure
grlddle
IS cool
before
removing
Cleaning and caring for your cooktop
Control Panel and Knobs
2. Pull control
knobs straight
off.
3. Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth, or
spray glass cleaner,
to wipe the control
panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
4. Wash control knobs
Rinse well and dry.
in warm
5. Push control knobs straight
sure they point to OFF.
soapy
back
water.
on. Make
Coil Elements and Reflector Bowls
Replacing
1.
Removing
2. Line up opening in the reflector
coil element receptacle.
bowl with the
3. Hold the coil element as level as possible
with the terminal
just started
into the
receptacle.
2. Lift the edge of the coil element opposite the
receptacle
just enough to clearthe
reflector
bowl.
4. While pushing the coil element terminal into
the receptacle,
lift a little on the edge of the
unit nearest the receptacle.
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3. Pull the coil element
receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector
14
straight
bowl
away
from the
5. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacleasfarasitwillgo,thecoilelementwillfit
into the reflector bowl
CAUTION:
Reflector
bowls reflect
heat
back to the utensils on the coil elements.
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 coil element. In either case some of the
heat that Is meant to go into or around a
utensil goes down and heats the reflector
bowl. This extra heat can discolor
it. See
Cooking
Gulde for further information.
Solid Elements
Its, wipe off solid elements with a damp soft
cloth and soapy water after each use. Burned-on food may
be removed with a soapy scouring pad. The red spot in the
center of the solid elements will gradually
wash off. This is
normal and will not affect the operation of the surface unit.
2. IMPORTANT: After cleaning, apply a thin coat of salt-free oil to the CCCL solid elements, then
heat 3-5 minutes. It may still smoke slightly when heated. If elements have dark spots caused by
grease and food, the oil treatment will improve their appearance
but not eliminate the spots.
NOTE: Optional
Electrol dressing can be applied
to the elements to improve their
appearance.
3. The stainless steel trim rings will gradually
yellow from the heat of the solid elements 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 information
(PN 814030) write to:
Whirlpool
IN 46350.
Corporation,
for Cook Top Polishing
Attention:
Customer
Creme
Service
(PN 814009) or Electrol dressing
Dept., 1900 Whirlpool
Drive, LaPorte,
Smoothtop Module
Always
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clean
the smoothtop
atter
each
use.
Wipe the smoothtop
surface with a clean,
damp paper towel before each use. Do not
use a sponge or cloth. A little lettover soap
or soil can stain the smoothtop
when
heated.
Use only clean cookware.
Avoid spill-overs. Use pans with tall sides.
Do not let covers drip on the smoothtop.
Wipe up any spills with a wet paper towel,
when the unit is cool enough not to steam. The
longer you cook with a spillover on the unit,
the harder it will be to remove.
Clean off metal marks (from copper or aluminum) right away. If heated they may never
come off
Avoid damage.
Do not use the smoothtop
as a cutting
board.
l Sugary
spills can cause pitting on the surface.
l Spilling
cold water on a hot surface may
crack it. Do not use a cracked
smoothtop.
l Dropping
heavy
or hard objects
on the
smoothtop can crack it Be careful with heavy
skillets. Do not store jars or cans above the
smoothtop.
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See the special
smoothtop
gestlons on page 17.
cleaning
sug-
Cleaning Cooktop Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Coil Element
Module
Heating Element
Do not clean.
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Reflector Bowls
Warm soapy water and
plastic scouring pad or
dishwasher.
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Soil burns off.
Do not put in water.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not use metal scouring
harsh cleansers.
pads
or
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not use metal scouring
harsh cleaners.
pads
or
Grill Module
?!arm
soapy water and
plastic scouring pad
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Heating Element
Do not clean.
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Splatter Shield
Warm soapy
a so17 cloth.
water
and
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Grease Well and Frame
Warm soapy water and
plastic scouring pad
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Solid Element
Module
Solid Element
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth.
Soapy scouring pad or
scouring
powder.
To darken
elements
or to remove
Salt-free oil on a
soft cloth
Electrol dressing*
(PN 814030)
16
Module
Warm soapy water
a soft cloth, plastic
scouring
pad
and
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Use plastic scouring pads for stubborn
areas
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean after each use.
Grease Well is dishwasher
safe.
Make sure the cooktop
and the
elements
are cool.
l Wipe
off the elements after each use.
After each cleaning,
heat elements
until dry.
rust spots:
l Make
sure elements are cool.
l After
each cleaning,
apply thin coat
of oil to elements, then heat for
3-5 minutes. Slight smoking of oil will
occur.
l Follow
the directions
on the dressing.
NOTE: This will improve element
appearance,
but not eliminate
dark spots.
1-S
Stainless steel cleaner
or Cook Top Polishing
Creme* [PN 814009)
NOTE: Yellowing
of trim rings is normal
‘To obtain order information,
write to.
Griddle
Soil burns off.
Do not put in water.
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Make sure elements are cool.
Follow directions
provided
with
cleaner or polishing creme.
from heat of the elements and pans.
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Whirlpool
Corporation
Attention: Customer Service
1900 Whirlpool
Drive
LaPorte, IN 46350
Dept.
l Clean
after each use.
9 Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not use metal
scouring
pads or
harsh cleansers.
l Use plastic
scouring pads if needed.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Smoothtop
Module
Warm soapy water and
a soft cloth or paper towel.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak in water.
To clean COOL cooktop:
l For stubborn
stains, soak paper towel
with vinegar. Rub stained area.
If needed, keep vinegar soaked paper
towel on stain for IO-15 minutes.
Rub off soil.
l Rinse and
dry well.
l Do not use vinegar
on metal parts.
l For soils not removed
with other methods,
carefully
scrape off the soiled area, then
use the above cleaning
method.
l For sugary
spills, remove stain while
cooktop
is still slightly warm. Remove
sugary spills immediately.
Reheating
may
cause glass to pit.
l If desired,
use Cook Top Polishing Creme
on CLEAN cooktop
to add shine and reduce
further soiling and to remove metal marks.
l Shake
well and apply about% tablespoon
to clean cooktop. Rub and buff with clean
paper towel.
l Remove
metal marks as soon as possible.
If metal marks have been heated, removal
may not be possible.
Vinegar
towel.
and clean
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l
paper
Single-edge
razor blade in
a holder for hard to remove
soil.
Cook Top Polishing Creme’
(PN 814009) and a clean
paper towel.
‘To obtain
write to:
order
information,
Whirlpool
Corporation
Attention: Customer Service
1900 Whirlpool
Drive
LaPorte, lhi 46350
Area Under
Modules
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
Control
Warm soapy water or
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
Control
Panel
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
Knobs
water
and
water
Betore
cleaning
the
1.
vent
system,
Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Da not soak.
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l
l
and
l
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Cleaning the Vent System
fan and all controls
l
turn
the
to OFF.
To clean,
remove the vent grill and wipe
clean with a damp cloth or wash in warm
soapy water. Do not use metal scouring
pads or harsh cleansers.
Do not place in
dishwasher.
2. Lift filters and turn slightly to remove. The filters
can be cleaned
in warm soapy water or in
the dishwasher.
3. Wipe the vent box with a damp cloth
clean. Spills should be sponged
out.
4. Install filters, being sure they are angled
the exhaust fan touching at the center.
to
over
Dept.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not pour water into the area.
Do not drip water into receptacles.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for assistance...
Performance
problems
often result from little
things you can find and fix yourself without tools
of any kind.
If nothing operates:
Is the cooktop wired correctly to a live circuit
with the proper
voltage?
(See Installation
Instructions.)
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
If surface units will not operate:
l Have
you checked
your home’s main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Are surface
units plugged
In all the way?
l Do the control
knobs turn?
If surface unit control knob or knobs will not
turn:
l Did you push in before
trying to turn?
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If cooking
results aren’t what you expected:
Surtace Units
l Is the cooktop
level?
l Are you using
pans recommended
on page
IO?
9 Are the pans the size called for in the recipe?
. Do the cooking
utensils fit the surface unit
being used?
Grill
l Did you leave
space between the food Items?
l Was the grill preheated
forthe proper amount
of time?
l Was food
partially
frozen or very cold before
grilling? Cooking time will be longer
Solid Elements
Did you use the HIGH setting for a short time,
then use a LOW setting to complete
cooking?
l Are you using
heavy metal pans?
l Are you using
pans with flat bottoms?
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If dark spots or rust appear
on elements:
Apply
a thin coating
of salt-free
oil to the
COOL elements, then heat for 3-5 minutes. If
elements have dark spots, the treatment will
improve their appearance,
but not eliminate
the spots.
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If stainless steel trim rings are yellowing:
Use
stainless steel cleaner or Cook Top Polishing Creme (PN 814009) to remove yellowing.
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If venting results aren’t what you expected:
Is the exhaust fan turned on?
l Are the
cooktop
surface units and module
parts clean?
They must be cleaned
after
each use.
l Are the vent
filters clean and in place? Replacement
filters (Part No. 786220) can be ordered from Whirlpool Dealers or TECH-CARE”
Service Companies.
. Is the vent duct or outside opening
blocked?
l Is there
a draft in the room where the cooktop
is installed?
l Has the meat
fat been well trimmed?
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2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service
assistance telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consultants
can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a qualified
service company
in your area.
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool
has a nationwide
network of franchised TECH-CARE” Service Companies.
TECHCARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product warranty
and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere
in the United States. To
locate TECH-CARE service in your area, call out
COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages under:
4. If you have a problem?.
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk with one of
our consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
Ifvou 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
CCCL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
*If you must call or write, 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 for assistance.
WHIRLPOOL”
RANGE PRODUCT
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP’ replacement
parts and repair laborto
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
WHIRLPOOL
EROOl
1
WILL PAY FOR
1
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace
house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible
light buibs.
B. Repairs when range product
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage
to range product
caused
by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
J
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental
or
consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This
warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Part No, 54256,4179083
Rev B
~_‘I988 Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed
in USA