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Table of Contents
(complete) ....... .. ....... . 2
A Note to You ... .. ......... ... 3
Range Safety .................. 4
Getting to Know
Your Range ...... .......... .... 7
Uslng Your Range ......... 8
Caring for Your
Range ... .... ............. ........ 20
Troubleshooting .......... 28
Requesting
Assistance
or Service . ........... ......... 30
Index ...... .......... ........ ... .. 31
Warranty .... ............ ....... 32
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CONTINUOUS-CLEANING ELECTRIC RANGE
PART NO. 3189087 Rev. A
MODEL RF330PXD
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Table of Contents
A Note to You ............................................ 3
Range Safety ............................................ 4
Getttng to Know Your Range ................... 7
Udng Your Range .................................... 8
Using the surface units ......................... 8
Positiiing rack and parts ................ 10
For best air cifcutation ........................ 10
s43ttingthe clock ................................ 11
Usiq the Minute Tmar ...................... 12
Baking/roasting .................................. 13
Adjusting the oven temperature
cmtrd ............................................... 14
Broiling .............................................. 15
BroiGngtips ........................................ 17
Energy saving tips ............................. 17
The ova-~vent .................................... 18
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The storage drawer ............................ 18
The anti-tip bracket ............................ 19
optiil
door panel pet ..................... 19
Caring for Your Range ........................... 20
Surface units and reflector bowls ........ 20
L&up cooktop ................................... 22
Removing the oven door .................... 22
The continuouscleaning oven ........... 23
Cleaning chart ................................... 25
The oven light .................................... 27
Tmublesbootlng ..................................... 28
Requesting Aaaistance or Servke ........ 30
....................................................... 31
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Warranty ................................................. 32
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool0
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whiripcd ranges are easy to use,
save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of troubiefree operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. it is full of valuable information about
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefuiiy.
Aiso, please axnpiete and mail in the Ownership Registration Card provided with your
appliance. The cad helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service for
your appliance, you need to know your
compiete model number and serial number.
You can fii this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 7 for bcation of plate).
Pieese also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your ;leaier’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book end the sales slip together
I
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in l safe place
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
for future
I-800-253-1
reference.
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3
Range Safety
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the syrnbd.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
F
This symbd alerts you to such dangers
as personal injury, bums, fire, and
eiectriii
shock.
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury
to persons, or damage when using the range,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
General
*Read all instructions before
using the range.
4nstall or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions. The
range must be installed by a
qualified installer. The range
must be properly connected to
electrical supply and grounded.
*WARNING: To reduce the risk of
tipping of the appliance, the
appliance must be secured by a
properly installed anti-tip bracket.
To check if the bracket is installed properly, see “The anti-tip
bracket” on page 19.
@CAUTION: Do not store things
children might want above the
range. Children could be burned
or injured while climbing on it.
.Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand
on any part of the range. They
could be burned or injured.
@Donot operate the range if it is
damaged or not working properly.
@Donot use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons
could be burned or injured, or a
fire could start.
l use the range only for its intended
use as described in this manual.
@Donot touch surface units, areas
near units, heating elements, or
interior surfaces of oven. Surface
units and heating elements may
be hot even though they are dark
in color. Areas near surface units
and interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enough to cause burns.
During and after use, do not touch
or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact surface units,
areas near units, heating elements,
or interior surfaces of oven until
they have had sufficient time to
cool. Other surfaces of the range,
such as the oven vent opening, the
surface near the vent opening, the
cooktop, and the oven door and
window, could also become hot
enough to cause burns.
*Do not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the range.
They could ignite if they touch a
hot surface unit and you could
be burned.
@Useonly dry pot holders. Moist
or damp pot holders on hot
surfaces could result in burns
from steam. Do not let pot
holder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or
bulky cloth for a pot holder. It
could catch on fire.
l Keep range vents unobstructed.
.Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could cause burns
and container particles could
cause injury.
@Useonly utensils approved for
oven use. Follow utensil
manufacturer’s instructions,
especially when using glass or
plastic utensils.
@Donot store flammable materials
on or near the range. The fumes
could create an explosion and/or
fire hazard.
When
using
the cooktop
l Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cooking without reflector bowls
could subject the wiring and
components underneath them
to damage.
ADO not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners
could result in a risk of electric
shock or fire.
@Selecta pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as the
surface unit. If pan is smaller
than the surface unit, some of the
heating element will be exposed
and could result in the igniting of
clothing or pot holders. Correct
pan size also improves cooking
efficiency.
*Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
range. Only certain types of glass,
glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktops without
breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
*Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A
boilover could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers
that could ignite.
@Turnpan handles inward, but not
over other surface units. This will
help reduce the chance of burns,
igniting of flammable materials,
and spills due to bumping of
the pan.
continued on next page
5
When
using
the oven
Care and cleaning
aAlways position oven rack(s) in
desired location while oven is
cool. If a rack must be removed
while oven is hot, do not let pot
holder contact hot heating eiement in oven.
@Usecare when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
@Donot soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or fire
could result.
Grease
@Donot use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or oven
liner protective coating of any
kind should be used in or around
any part of the oven.
*Do not clean door heat seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the seal. Clean only
parts recommended in this Use
and Care Guide.
*Do not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended in this manual. All
other servicing should be referred
to a qualified technician.
*Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
*Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe
spillovers immediately.
&i&
m
*Do not use water on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flaming pan on range by
coveriig with a well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet, or flat tray. Flaming
grease outside of pan can be
extinguished with baking soda or,
if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type
extinguisher.
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Getting
Range
to Know Your
Thii section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with
the bcation and appearance of al4 parts and features. To help you find information on specific
parts and features quickly, page references are inciuded.
Plug-k, 8UlfaW
unit wlth ~pbco
reflector bowl -
Automatic oven
light switch
(P. 27)
A
I’
/A
Model and aerial
Broil element
(P. 16)
/
Bake element
Anti-tip floor
on alternate wall-
Foil liner
see page 19)
Removable storage
drawer
(p-18)
Control
panel
Left front
control knob
@P-8.25)
I
L&rear
control knob
(PP. 8.25)
I
I
Surface
unit
marker
(P- 8)
I
Surface unit
indiir
light (p. 8)
Oven temperature
control knob
(pp. 13, 15, 16)
oval
selector
WI1 3, 15)
1
I
Clock/Minute
Timer
(pp. 11-12)
I
Oven heating
indicator light
(PP. 13,15)
-I
Manual oven
light switch
@; 27)
l
Right rear
Right front
control knob control knob
(PP. 425)
(PP. ~~25)
7
Using Your Range
To obtain the best cooking resufts possible, you must operate your range properly. This
section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range.
Using
the surface
units
Fire Hazard
Be sure ail control knobs are turned to
OFF and all indicator lights are OFF
whenyouarenotcooking.
Af~ecouldstartorsomeonecoukfbe
burned if a surface unit is accidentally
IefI ON.
Push In control knobs before turning
them to a setting. You can set them any
where between HI and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
Cookware
l
ThesoliddotinthesuIfaceunllmarker
l
Until you get used to the settings, use
ths following as a guide. For best results,
start amking at the high setting; then tum
the control knob down to continue ccoking.
SElllNG
HI
RECOMMENDED USE
l To start foods cooking.
l To bring liquids to a boil.
l Toholdarapidboil.
.Tofrychickenorparr
cakes
l
For gravy, pudding, and
icing.
To cook large amounts
l
Tokeepfocdcooking
l
ofvegetabiis.
l
l
8
tips
Select a pan that is about the same size
as the surface unit.
NOTE: For best results and greater
energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed
cookware that makes good contact with
the surface units. Cwkware with rounded,
warped, ribbed (such as some porcelain
enamelware), or dented bottoms could
cause severe overheating, which damages
the cookware and/or surface unit.
You can, however, use the newer
cookware available with slightly indented
bottoms or very small expansion channels.
This cookware is specially designed to
provide the good contact needed for best
cooking results.
Also, woks, canners, and teakettles with
flat bottoms suitable for use on your
cooktop are now available in most stores
that sell housewares.
The pan shoukf have straight sides and a
tight-ftiing lid.
Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
The pan material (metal or gfass) affects
how fast heat transfers from the surface
l
unit through the pan material and how
evenfy heat spreads over the pan bottom.
;i
pans that provide the best cooking
.
Home
results.
Use the largest surface unft for best
results. Also, use a canner/pan which can
be centered over the surface unit and
which does not extend mofe than one inch
outside surface unit area. Large diameter
cannerslpans, if not properly centered, trap
heat and can cause damage to the
COOkW.
l
NOTES:
l
if a surface unlt stays red for a long time,
the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or
is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged
usage at incorrect utensils coukf result in
damage to the surface unit, uxktop,
wiring, and sumxmding areas. To prevent
damage, use corred utensils, start cooking
on HI, and turn control down to continue
C-WI.
Do not leave an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit.
The utensil could overheat and could
damage the utensil or surface unit.
information
To protect your range:
l Use fiat-bottomed
canners/pans for best
.Handbsehoukfbemedeofsturdy,
heat-resistant material and be securely
attached to the pan.
l
canning
l
l
l
l
l
Do not place csnner on two surface units
at the same time. Too much heat will build
up and will damage the cooktop.
Start
with hot water. Thic reduces the
time the control is set on high. Reduce
heat setting to lowest position needed to
keep water boiling.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning
all day.
Refer to your canner manual for specific
instnrctions.
Optional canning kit
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settingsforbngperiodsoftimecanshorten
the life of regular surface units and cause
damage to the ccxMop.
If you plan to use the oooktop for canning,
we recommend the installation of a Canning
Ki. Order the kit (Part No. 242905) from
your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
Whirlpool service company.
9
Positioning
racks
and pans
For baking/roasting
wlth one rack, place
theracksothetopofthefoodwillbe
centered in the oven.
Rack placement for spdfk
foods:
RACK POSITION
Lowest level or
FOOD
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys,
2nd level from
bottom
2nd level from
~onl
angel food cakes
Bundt cakes, most
cpkp&Yt
9
meats ’
cookies, biscuits,
muffii,
cakes,
nonfrozen pies
When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on bottom and third level from bottom.
To change rack position, lift rack at front
and pull out.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart= on page 16.
Personal Injury Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in
desired bcatbn before turning oven
on. Be sure the rack(s) is level.
l If rack(s) must be moved while oven
ishot,usepotholdersorovenmitts
to protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in personal injury.
l
2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
For best air circulation
Usa the following as a gukle to
determine where to place the pans:
One pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two pans
Place in opposite corners of the oven rack.
Hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the
oven. This resutts in better baking.
l Ptacathepanssothatoneisnotdirectly
over the other.
l For best results, allow 1’5%to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
beaminimumspaceofl
inch(3cm).
l Usaonlyonecookiesheetintheovenat
one time.
10
Three or four pana
Place in opposite comers on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly
over another.
Setting
the clock
WhenyoufKstplugintherange,orifyour
els&i&y
was off for a while, the display will
show %6:W, then change to “-:-“.
SET
and CLOCK will show on the display.
1. Press the Clock Set Button.
2. Press the “up” or “down” pad
to set time of day.
Eachtime you pressthe ‘up” or “down”
pad, the displayed time will increase or
decrease by one minute. If you hold
down the ?@ or “down” pad, the displayed time will incrsaseldecrsass
in
ten-minute amounts.
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Using
the Minute
Timer
The Minute Xnwr does not start or stop the
oven. it works like a kitchen timer. Set it in
minutes up to 24 hours.
2. Press the “up” or “down” pad
to set de&red time.
Each time you press the ‘up” or ‘down”
pad, the displayed time will increase or
decrease by one minute. If you hold
down the “L# or ‘down” pad, the
displayed time will increase/decrease
In ten-minute amounts.
3. To cancel the Minute Timer after
countdown Is over, press the
Clock Set Button.
YouwiUheartwotonesevery1Oseconds until you cancel the Minute Tier.
NOTE: To cancel the Minute Tiier
during a countdown, press the Tiir
OnOff Button twice. The display will
show ‘:OO” and SET TIMER. Then the
display will return to the time of day.
12
(display mhows time of day)
Baking/roasting
1. Position racks.
For more infomdon,
see ‘Positioning
racks and pans” on page 10.
2. Set Oven Selector to BAKE and
Oven Temperature Control to
baklnghoasting temperature
you want
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on. The oven is preheated when
the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light fKst
goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when roasting or cooking items such as casseroles.
3. Put food in oven.
During baki@oasting,
turn on and off to keep
ture at the setting. The
lndiitor
Light will turn
elements.
the elements will
the oven ternperaOVEN HEATING
on and off with the
NOTE: The top element helps heat
during baklngkoastlng, but does not
turn red.
4. After cooklng, turn off oven.
I
Turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.
The OVEN HEATING lndiitor
Light will
go off.
13
Adjusting
the oven temperature
Although your new oven is properly adjusted
to provide accurate temperatures, it may
cook faster or dower than your old oven.
If, after using the oven for a period of time,
you are not satisfii
with the baking/
roasting results, you can change the tern
peraWe calibration by following these
steps:
control
,Tooth
Locking
lower
Notches
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
conkoi knob. Note the position of the
IlOtClWS.
1. Make sure the Oven Temperature
Control Knob is tumed to the ofl position.
Pull knob stmigM off and flip it over.
3. To lower the temperature, hold kncb
handle fwmly and move the tooth a notch
counterclockwise.
Each notch equals
about 5°F (2.5%).
4. To raise the temperature, hold kncb
handle fKmiy and move the tooth a notch
clockwii. Each notch equals about 5°F
(2.5%).
5. Tighten the locking screws and replace
the contrd knob.
NOTE: DO NOT measure oven temperature
with a thermometer. Opening the oven door
will lower the oven temperature and give you
an inaccurate reading. Also, the therrnometer temperature reading will change as your
oven cycles.
14
Broiling
NOTES:
l Donotprebatwhenbroiling.
l
The Oven Selector
must be on BROIL
for brolllng temperatures.
l Leavethedoorpartlyopenwhenever
usingtheoventobroil.msalbwsthe
oven to maintall
ploper temperatures.
1. Position rack
Position rack sc that the surface of the
fccdisatleast3inches(7cm)away
from the broil element. Bee ‘Broiling
reck positii chart” on page 16.
2. Put food on broiler pan and
place in center of oven rack
3. Position door.
Close the door to the Broil Stop position
(open aboul4 inches [lo cm]). The door
will stay open by itself.
4. Set Oven Selector and Oven
TemPerature Controi Knob to
BROiL.
The OVEN HEATING lndiitor
comeon.
Light will
5. When broiling is done, turn off
oven.
Turn both the Oven Selectcr and the
Oven Temperature Ccntrd Knob to OFF.
The OVEN HEATING lndiitor
Light will
go off.
15
To broil
l
at a lower
temperature:
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Contrd Knob counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING lndiitor
Light goes off.
l
If you want food to broil slower from
the start, set the Oven Temperature
Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F
(77% and 163%). These temperature
settings albw the lxoil heating element to
cycle and to sbw cooking. The bwer the
tenperatum, the slower the cooking.
l
Fish and chkkan are some foods that
may code better if you use bwer broiling
temperatures.
Broiling
rack
position
chart
RACK POSITiON TYPE OF FOOD/
FROM BOTTOM DONENESS
4
Hamburger patties and
thin steaks, H’ thick or
3
Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fiih steaks,
frankfurters
2
Welldone steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
wholefish
1
16
Not used for broiling
Broiling
l
l
tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
They are desiined to drain excess liquid
and grease away from the cooking surface
to help prevent spatter, smoke, or fire.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
Fire Hazard
Place food about 3’ or more from the
broil element.
l To ensure adequate
grease drainage,
do nol use cmkii sheets or similar
pans for broiling. Also, covering the
broiler grid with foil is not recommended. lf foil is used, cut slits in foil to line
up with all openings in broiler grid.
Grease can then drain away and cool
in pan.
Failure to fdbw the above could result
in fire, burns, or other personal injury.
l
from the oven when you remove the food.
Drippii
will bake on the pan if you leave
it in the heated oven.
Energy
saving
tips
Although the energy used for cooking is
usually a very small percentage of the total
energy ussd in the home, axking energy
can be used efficiently. Here are some tips
to help you save energy when using your
cooking product:
l Use pans with flat bottoms, straighi sides,
and tight-fitting lids.
l Match the pan to the surface unit size.
l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shorted time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings, then
set surface unit contrd on bw or off to
finish cooking. Use retained heat for
cooking when possible.
l Use the more efficient surface units
instead of the oven when possible.
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
Turn on the surface unil only after placing
filled pan on the unit.
‘Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times, and unsatisfactory
baking results. Rely on your timer to keep
track of the cooking time.
Bake cakes, pies, or oookiis when oven is
warm. Best time to bake is right after a
meal has been cooked in oven.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most effiiient use
of the range. When using the oven to cook
one food, try to cook the rest of the meal in
iI also.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting, or
cooking items such as casseroles.
Keep reflector bowls dean for best heat
reflection.
17
The oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent umler the right rear surface
unit.Youcancoo&ontheunitorkeepfcod
warmonitwhiletheovenison.Theventis
needed for air circulation. Do not block the
vent. Poor baking/roasting can result.
Fire Hazard
l If you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use pot hokfers when
moving it.
l Keep flammable
materials away from
oven vent.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire or burns.
NOTE: Plastii utensils left over the vent
can melt.
The storage
drawer
You can remove the storage drawer to make
il easier to clean under the range and to
check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (if you have one). Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans
1. Flt ends of drawer slide rails into the
before removing drawer. Pull drawer
straight oul to the fird stop. Llft front
and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all
the way out.
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push In until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
16
The anti-tip
bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apPly too much
force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured.
Personal Injury Hazard
.To reduce risk of mnge tipping over, sscure range with a properly
installed anti-tip bracket supplied with range or an optional floormounted anti-tip bracket kii.
l If range is moved for cleaning
or service, check that anti-tip bracket
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions couM result in personal injury.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a floor
bracket):
l
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a wall
bracket):
Remove the storage drawer.
(see paw 16.1
Cable
(attached
to rear of
control
panel)
Wall bracket
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is
attached with screws to the wall behind
the contrd panel.
l Makesurethecableonthebackofthe
range is secured by the two hooks on
the bracket.
l Cable must be unhooked
from wall bracket
to move range for cleaning or service.
Rewnnect cable before using range.
l See Installation
Instructions for further
details.
l
l
l
l
Look to SW if the anti+ bracket is
attached to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is posilioned under the anti-tip bracket.
SW installation Instructions for further
details.
Optional
door panel
pat
If you would like to change the color of your
oven door glass to white or almond, you can
o&roneofthesekitsfromyourWhirlpool
Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructbns.
l white
(Kit No. 814324)
l
Almond (Kit No. 814325)
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Caring for Your Range
Your range is designed for easy care.
You can do mosl cleaning with items found
around your home. Cleaning your range
whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to
keep it looking and operating like new.
Surface
units
Efectrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
rangeis coolbefore cleaning.
Failure to do so a~uld result in electrical
shock or bums.
and reflector
bowls
Removing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cool before removing surface units and
reflector bowls.
3. Pull the surface init straight away from
the receptacle.
2. Llft the edge of the unit, opposite the
receptacle, just enough to dear the
element hokfdown dip and the reflector
bowl.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning
chart” on page 25 for cleaning instructions.
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Replacing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cwl before replaciig
reflector bowls.
surface units and
2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl
with the surface unil receptacle and the
element hokkbwn clip.
4. When terminal ls pushed Into the
receptacle as far as It will go, push
down the edge of the surface unit
opposite the receptacle. The element
hold-down clii will keep the surface unit
from moving around.
NOTE: 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 bok new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets d&Axed.
some of
your rrtensils may not bs 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 il.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as possible
with the terminal just started into the
receptacle. Push the surface unit terminal
Into the receptacle.
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Lift-up
cooktop
Personal InJury Hazard
Be sure both support rods are fully
extended and in the locked position.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury from the cooklop accidentally
falling.
1. LIRfrontofcooklopatbothfrontcorners
until the support rods lock into place.
2. Wipe with warm, xaapy water. Use a
soapy steel-wool pad on heavily soiled
areas.
3. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from
both sides while pressing the support
NOTE: Do nol drop the cooktop. Damage
could result to the porcelain and the caoktop
frame.
rods back io unbck them. Lower the
au3ktopintoplace.
Removing
the oven door
Removing the oven door will help make it
easier to clean the oven.
Elect&al
1. Open the door to the first stop position.
Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
oven is cool before removing oven door.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or burns.
2. Hold the dcmr at both sides and lift lt at
the same angle it ls in.
3. To replace, fit the bottom comers of the
door over the emis of the hinges. Push
the door down evenly. The door will dose
only when it is on the hinges correctly.
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The continuous-cleaning
Fmt mpatter
bwda up.
Turn8 black
Standard
porcelain
Fat apatter
rpremh out.
Burn. l way.
Continuouecleaning
porcelain
oven
Using
foil
Use foil on the oven bottom to catch sugar
and starchy spills from pies and casseroles.
lt must be used properly. Cut foil from a
rdl of heavyduty l&inch (45 cm) aluminum
foil, or buy a foil kii (Pat-l No. 241430) from
your Whirlpool Appliance dealer.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
oven is ccol before using foil.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or burns.
Standard-dwning
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 oul 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 hlgh baking temperatures so the oven
can return to a presentably
clean condition.
NOTE: Do not let foil touch the bake element. II could damage the element. Make
sure foil is fiat on the bottom and away from
the bake element.
1. Turn off all controls.
2. Llft the cool bake element slightly to lift
the feet off the oven bottom.
3. Slide the toll under the bake element.
Make sure the foil is centered and Long
enough to start up both side oven walls
without wrinkling. For proper baklng,
lower the bake element so all feet rest
solidly on the foil. (Foil should not
touch the element.)
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Cleaning
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tips
The oven window and racks are not
coated. Clean them by hand.
The oven door does not get as hot as
the walls. Some hand-cleaning may be
needed.
If you do more broiling than baking,
hand-cleaning may be needed.
Use aluminum foil on the oven bottom
according to instructions. Spillovers may
not bum away and could stain the
bottom.
RACKS - Use a soapy steel-wool pad for
best cleaning results. Rinse well.
Hand-cleaning
WALLS AND DOORS - Wash with warm,
soapy water. Use a steel-wool pad or plastic
scrubbing pad for heavily soiled areas. Wipe
well with clean water.
Personal Injury Hazard
Do not use oven cleaning products.
Somecoukilxxometrappedinthe
porcelain surface and give off harmful
fumes.
WINDOW - Keep clean with warm, soapy
water. Use a plastic scrubbing pad for
heavily soiled areas. Ww well with clean
water. Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers.
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Cleaning
Use the folbwlng
chart
table to help you clean your range.
PART
Control knobs
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Sponge and warm,
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soapy water
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Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight
away from control panel.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do
not soak.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage tile
finish of the knobs.
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Contrd panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
P-9
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs
wint to OFF.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the
finish.
Do not spray cleaner directly on panel.
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
Use nonahm&e,
plastii scrubbing pad
on heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
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(such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon juice)
to remain on surface. Acii may remove
the glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg
spills when woktop is cool.
Surface
unlts
Porcdaln-enamel
reflector bowls
No cleaning required
Nonabrasive, plastic
scnrbbingpadad
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Wipe off excess spills.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
warm, soapy water
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HOW TO CLEAN
PART
WHAT TO USE
Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
each use)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
Oven door glass
Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
OR
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing
pad
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Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Oven cavity
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
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H-v-duty
aluminum foil
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Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
Make sure oven is cool.
Remove door for easier access.
Clean heavily soiled areas or stains.
wipe well with water.
Place piece of foil on oven fbor to catch
spilbvers. Make sure the foil is centered
andlongenoughtostartupbothside
oven walls without wrinkling.
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Do not use commercial oven cleaners.
Mod fat spatters on oven walls and
fioor will gradually reduce to a presentably clean condition during baking.
The oven light
The oven liiht will come on when you open
the oven door. To turn the light on when the
oven door is closed, press the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel.
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool
and power to the range has been turned
off before replacing the light bulb.
@The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the
bulb from breaking, and from high
oven temperatures. Because bulb
cover is made of glass, be careful not
todrop it.
Failure to folbw the above could result
in electrical shock, bums, or injury from
I broken glass.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back
of the oven by screwing it oul counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a N-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
ck&wiss. Plug In appliance or reconnect at the main power supply.
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Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of
any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 30.
If nothing
q
operates,
check
the following:
Is the range plugged into a lie outlet with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Other
possible
PROBLEM
The oven will not
operate
The surface units
will not operate
problems
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Soil Is vlsibb on
contlnuouscleaning oven
finish
causes:
CAUSE
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Control knob(s)
will not turn
and their
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You have not set the Oven Selector to BAKE or BROIL.
You have not turned the Oven Temperature
a temperature setting.
Control Knob to
You have blown a househokf fuse or tripped a circuit
breaker.
The surface units are not plugged in all the way.
(See ‘Replacing” on page 21.)
You have not set the control knobs correctly. Push control
knobs in before turning to a setting.
You are not pushing in before turning.
You broil often. The special finish is designed to gradually
reduce oven soil durii normal baking or roasting. lt is not
designed to keep your oven spotless, only presentably clean.
If you broil often, you may see oven soil. Follow handcleaning tips on page 24.
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Soil is on the door. The door is cooler than the oven walls.
Soil will be more visible on the door than other areas in the
oven. See hand-cleaning tips on page 24.
Soil is caused by sugar and starchy spills. Sugar and starchy
spills may leave stains. See page 24 for handcleaning
tips.
Keep foil on oven bottom to catch these spills.
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PROBLEM
Cooklng msutts are not
what you expected
CAUSE
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The range is not level. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The oven temperature seems too bw or too high. See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 14 to
adjust oven temperature.
You dii not preheat the oven before baking (ii called for
in redips).
The recipe you are using rnsy nesd to be altered to
improve the taste or appearance of the food.
You are using a pan that is nut the correct type or size.
Refer to a reliable cookbook or recipe for recommended
pan type and size.
There is not enough air space around pan when baking.
Allow 1 H to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of air space on all sides
of pan. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch.
The cooking utensil is too large or too small for the
surface unit being used. Pan should be the sama size
or slightly larger than the surfacs unit beii used.
lf none of thess items was causing your Problem, sea ‘Requesting
on page 30.
Assistance
or Service”
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Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check ‘Troubleshooting”
on pages 26-29. It
may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. lf you need
assistance*
...
Call Whlrlpool Consumer Asslstance
Center tobphone number.
Dlal toll-free from anywhere
In
the U.S.A.:
w
1-800-253-1301
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and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appfiince or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualifii
service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Willllm Clark
&nsumer Assistance Representative
whiicorporatbn
2000NorthM-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
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4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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authorized Whirlpool service
companies. whirlpool senke
SERVICE techniiians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whklpool service company in
your area, call our Consumer Assiiance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
bok in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
FSP
parts
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for qualii parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fd right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifiitbns
used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
step 1.
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
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3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chiigo,
IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
L REPM
co.)
*When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 3.) This information
respond properly to your request.
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will help us
Index
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the
page(s) on whiih you can find each topic.
TOPIC
PAGE
PAGE
TOPIC
19
FEATURES
...............................................
7
.........................................
30
LIFT-UP COOKTOP .................................
22
BAKING
Aluminum foil .........................................
Pans ......................................................
Racks ....................................................
Setting cycle ..........................................
LIGHT .......................................................
27
23
10
10
13
ANTI-TIP
BRACKET
ASSISTANCE..
................................
12
MINUTE TIMER .......................................
MODEL AND SERlAL NUMBER.. .............. 3
OPTIONAL
DOOR PANEL PAC .............. 19
BROILING
Broil stop position ..................................
15
Broiling rack position chart .................... 16
Grid .......................................................
17
Pan ..................................................
15,17
..........................................
15
-wlcycle
.......................................................
17
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CANNING KIT ............................................
9
OVEN DOOR (REMOVAL)
PARTS .......................................................
7
CLEANING
Broiler pan and grid ...............................
Contlnuouscleanlng
oven ....................
Controi knobs ........................................
.........................................
-ped
Exterior surfaces ...................................
oven cavity ...........................................
ovendoorglass
....................................
oven racks ............................................
Reflector bowls ......................................
surface units .........................................
UnderthecC&top
.................................
RACKS .....................................................
10
26
23
25
25
25
26
26
26
25
25
22
ROASTING
Pans ......................................................
Racks ....................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
10
10
13
CLOCK.. ...................................................
11
CONTROL
KNOBS ..............................
8,25
COOKTOP
Cleaning ..........................................
20,25
using ....................................................
8-9
COOKWARE
Canning ...................................................
rP .........................................................
ENERGY SAVING TIPS ...........................
9
8
17
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22
OVEN TEMPERATURE
Adjusting ...............................................
14
setting .............................................
13, 15
OVEN VENT.. ...........................................
PANS ......................................................
SAFETY ..................................................
SERVICE
18
8-9
4-6
.................................................
30
STORAGE DRAWER
Removing ..............................................
Replacing ..............................................
18
18
SURFACE UNITS
Coil elements .............................. 8, 20, 25
Control knobs ....................................
8, 25
Control setting guide ...............................
8
Oven heating indiitor
light.. ........... 13, 15
Reflector bowls ................................
20,25
Surface unit indicator lights ..................... 8
Surface unit markers ...............................
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
.............................
.............................................
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WHIRLPOOL”
Electric Range
Warranty
1 LENGTH Of WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
NLL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FromDateofPurchase
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WHIRLPOOL
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Sewii
calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner-accessible
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, singlefamily household use.
C. Piup
and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthoriied modifiitions
made to the
appliince.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. Thii warranty
gives you specifii legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
lf you need service, fit see the ‘Requesting Assistance or Service” section of thii book.
After checldng “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-2581 301, from anywhere in
the USA.
PART NO. 3189067 Rev. A
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Prlnld h USA