Whirlpool RM288PXS Use & care guide

Contents
BEFORE YOU USE YOUR OVEN
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES . .
USING YOUR LOWER OVEN..
Baking or Roasting
Adjusting the Temperature
Control
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Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER*Control
Using the Minute Timer.
Broiling
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Custom Broil
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Oven Vent,
Optional Rotisserie
CARING FOR YOUR
LOWER OVEN .
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Control Panel and Knobs ,
Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning Chart
Lower Oven Light
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
OR ASSISTANCE
WHIRLPOOL OVEN WARRANTY
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01987 Whirlpool Corporation
Before you use your oven
Read and carefully
your oven.
follow
the “INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS”
packed
with
Read this “Use & Care Guide” and your “Cooking Guide” carefully for important
use and safety information. Store these with the Upper Microwave Oven literature
in a convenient place for future use.
It Is your personal
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responslblllty
and obllgatlon
See your “Cooking
Guide” and “Upper Microwave
for addltlonal
safety and operating
Instructions.
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to be sure your oven:
Has been installed where it is protected from the elements.
Has been installed and leveled in a wall or cabinet that will hold the weight.
Has been properly connected to electrical supply and grounded.
(See “Installation Instructionsl’)
Is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.
Is properly maintained.
Is used only for jobs expected of a home oven.
Oven Use 6 Care Guide”
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
DO NOT allow children to use or
play with any part of the oven, or
leave them unattended near it.
Theycould be burned or injured. 4.
2. DO NOT store things children
might want above the oven.
Children could be injured while
climbing on the door and the
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door could be damaged.
3. KEEP children away from the oven
when it is on. The oven walls, racks
and door can get hot enough to
cause burns.
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* Put oven racks where you want
them before turning on the oven.
Heated racks could cause severe
burns.
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oven, especially the heating elements, until you know they are
completely cool. Dark elements
can still be hot enough to cause
severe burns.
Let steam and hot air escape
from the oven before removing
food to prevent burns.
DO NOT use the oven to heat a
room. Persons in the room could
be burned or injured, or a fire
could start.
DO NOT wear loose or hanging
garments when using the oven.
They could ignite if they touch a
heating element and you could
be burned.
DO NOT heat unopened containers, they could explode. The
hot contents could burn you and
container particles could cause
injury
MAKE SURE to open the oven
door all the way when adding or
removing food to prevent burns.
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. FOR YOUR SAFETY.
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS
AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THEY COULD IGNITE CAUSING EXPLOSION AND/OR FIRE.
- SAW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Parts and features
Model RM288PXS
LOWEROVEN
UPPER
MlCROWAVi
OVEN CONTROLS
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
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LOWER OVEN
CONTROLS
OVEN LIGHT
BROIL ELEMENT
AIR-FLOW
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here...
If you need service, or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial
Numbers (from plate located
behind the microwave
oven
dOOr).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information in these
spaces. Keep this book with your
sales slip, “Cooking Guide” and
“Upper Microwave
Oven Use &
Care Guldei’ Please complete
and mall the Owner Reghatlon
Card furnIshed with this product.
Mode, Number
Seti
Number
Puwhase
Service
note
Company
Phone Number
Using your lower oven
NUMBER PADS
MEALTIMER
CONTROL PADS
LOCKED LIGHT
OVEN
SELECTOR
LOWER OVEN
INDICATOR LIGHT
The lower oven is always set with two knobs:
-The Oven Selector.
-The Oven Temperature Control.
Both must be on a setting
for the oven to heat.
The rack(s) should be placed so
the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Always leave
at least 1YZto 2 inches (4-5 cm)
between the sides of the pan
and the oven walls and other
pans. For more information, see
the “Cooking Guide:’
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.
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2. Set Oven Selector to BAKE.The
Lower Oven “ON” Indicator Light
will come on.
3. Set Oven Temperature Control to
the baking temperature you want.
The Heating Indicator Light will
come on.
4. When the Heating Indicator
Light first goes off, the oven is
preheated. Put food in the
oven. NOTE: Oven racks,
5. During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to keep the oven
temperature at the setting. The
Heating Indicator Light will turn
on and off with the elements.
walls and door will be hot.
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red.
When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.The
Lower Oven “ON” Indicator Light
will go off.
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Adjusting the Oven Temperature Control
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The Temperature of
your old oven may have shifted gradually without your noticing the change.
Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures. But, when
compared to your old oven, the new design may give you different results.
If after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the
temperature settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps:
1.
Pull the Oven Temperature Control
Knob straight off.
2. Loosen the locking screw. Note
the position of the notches.
OFF
move
a notch closer to LO.Each notch
equals about 10°F(5°C).
3. To lower the temperature,
OFF
4.
To raise the temperature,
move
a notch closer to HI. Each notch
equals about 10°F(5°C).
lighten
replace
the locking screw and
the control knob.
Using the Automatic MEALTIMER*
Control
The automatic MEALTIMERcontrol will turn the lower oven on and off at times
you set...even when you are not around.
Automatic baking is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven
cycle for cakes, cookies,
(meats, casseroles, etc.). Do not use the automatic
or other recipes that require
undercooking
will result.
To start and stop baking
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preheating
the oven before
baking...
automatically:
Position the oven rack(s) properly,
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock on the
microwave oven display is set
to the correct time of day. (See
“Upper Microwave Oven Use
& Care Guide” for setting
instructions.]
3. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED
BAKE.
4. Set the Oven Temperature Control
to the baking temperature you
want.
5. Touch the STARTTIME Pad. Then
touch the number pads for
the time you want cooking to
start. (Option: Skip to Step 6
if you want to start baking
S immediately.)
6. Touch the
STOPTIME Pad. Then
touch the number pads for the time
you want cooking to stop.
7. Touch START.The oven will now
start and stop automatically.
To cancel
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Atter baking is done be sure
to turn both the Oven Selector
and the Oven Temperature
Controls to OFF.
the MEALTIMER* control:
1. Touch the
STOPTIME pad, then touch CANCEL.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Controls to OFF
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Using the Minute Timer
The Minute Timer on the Upper Microwave Oven control panel can be used for
any timed cooking. To use the Minute Timer, follow the instructions found in
your ‘Upper Microwave Oven Use & Care Guide:’
Broiling
1.
Position the rack before turning
the oven on. See broil chart in the
‘Cooking Guide” or a reliable
cookbook for recommended
rack positions.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm). The door will stay open
by itself.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on
the rack.
4. Set the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control to
BROIL.
When broiling is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature Control to OFF.
Custom Broil
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If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise until the Heating Indicator Light goes off.
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If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature
Control between 150” and 325°F (65.5” and 162.7%). The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
The Oven Selector
must be on BROIL for all broiling
temperatures.
CAUTION: The oven door must be partly open whenever the oven
Is set to BROIL. Leaving the door open allows the oven to malntaln
proper temperatures.
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The Oven Vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
lower oven through a vent just above
the oven door.
Do not block the vent. Poor baking
can result.
Optional Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your lower oven, you can order a kit
(Part No. 261BBl)from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kit includes easy
installation instructions.
Caring for Your Lower Oven
Control Panel and Knobs
1.
Pull knobs straight off.
3. Wash control knobs in warm
soapy water. Rinse well and dry.
2.
Use warm soapy water or spray
glass cleaner and a soft cloth
to wipe the control panel. Rinse
and dry well.
4. Push control knobs straight back
on. Make sure they point to OFF.
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Using the Self-Cleaning cycle
The self-cleaning cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil. Before you start,
make sure you understand exactly how to use the cycle safely.
Before you start
1. Clean the shaded
areas by hand.
They do not get hot enough during the Self-Clean cycle for soil to
burn away. Use hot water and
detergent or a soapy steel-wool
pad on...
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the part outside the oven seal.
DO NOT clean the fiberglass
seal.
DO NOT move it or bend it. Poor
cleaning
and poor baking will
result.
2. Remove the broiler pan and any
pots or pans you may have stored
in the oven. They can’t stand the
high heat.
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3. wrpe out any loose soil or grease.
This will help reduce smoke duringthecleaning
cycle.
4. If your oven has a rotisserie, make
sure the motor socket cover is
closed.
5. Put oven racks on the second
and fourth guides (guides are
counted from bottom to top). Durrng the Self-Cleaning Cycle they
will darken and become harder
to slide. See tips on page15. If you
rf*anPmm* want the oven racks to remain
shiny, clean them by hand.
Turn on the vent hood or other kitchen vent during the cleaning cycle.
This will help remove smoke, odor and heat that are normal during the cycle.
SPECIAL CAUTIONS:
DO NOT use commerical oven
cleaners in your oven. Damage to
the porcelain finish may occur,
DO NOT force the Lock Lever, you
could bend or break it. The lever is
designed to stay locked until the
oven is cool enough to safely open.
Wait until it moves freely
DO NOT use foil or other liners in the
oven. During the cleaning cycle foil
can burn or melt and damage the
oven surface.
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Setting the controls
1. Set Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to CLEAN.
2. Move the Lock Lever all the
way to the right. The cleaning
cycle works only when the
lever is all the way over.
3. Make sure the clock on the
microwave oven display is set to
the correct time of day. (See
“Upper Microwave Oven Use &
Care Guide” for instructions.]
4. Touch the STARTTIME pad. Then
touch the number pads for the
time you want cleaning to start.
(Option: Skip this step if you want
cleaning to start immediately)
5. Touch the STOPTIME pad. Then
touch the number pads for the
time of day you want cleaning to
stop (3 hours after set Start Time].
6.
Touch START.The oven will start the
CLEAN cycle automatically at
the time you have set. The LOCKED
Light will come on when oven
temperatures exceed normal
baking temperatures. The Lock
Lever must not be moved and the
door can’t be opened when this
light is on.
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7. When the Lock Light is off and the
oven is cool, move the Lock Lever
to the left. Do not force it. Wait
until it moves easily.
8.
Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Controls to OFF
9. After the oven is cool, wipe off
any residue or ash with a damp
cloth. If needed, touch up spots
with a soapy steel wool pad.
To stop the cleaning
any time:
1. Touch
2. Touch
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cycle
STOPTIME pad.
CANCEL.
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3. When the Locked Light turns off,
move the Lock Lever back to the
left. Do not force it. Wait until
it moves easily. Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature
Controls to OFF
Special tips
Keep the kitchen well aired duringthecleaning
cycleto helpget
rid of normal heat odors and
smoke.
Clean the oven before it gets
heavily soiled. Cleaning a very
soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
If the cleaning cycle doesn’t get
the oven as clean as you expected, the cycle may not have
been set long enough or you
may not have prepared the oven
properly Set the cleaning time
longer the next time and hand
clean areas noted on page12.
Oven racks lose their shine, dis
color and become harder to slide
on their guides when they are left
in the oven during the cleaning
cycle. To make them slide easier,
polish the edges of the racks and
rack guides with a soapy steelwool pad, rinse well, and wipe on
a thin coat of salad oil.
How it works
During the self-cleaning cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it does for baking
or broiling...approximately
875°F (468°C). This heat breaks up grease and soil,
and burns it off.
The graph shows approximate temperatures and times during a self-cleaning
cycle for 3 hours.
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE - THREEHOUR SETTING
(Approximate
Temperatures and Times)
1000°F
538%
800°F
427%
600°F
316’C
400°F
204’C
200°F
START
93°C
Vz hr.
1 hr.
IV> hrs.
2 hrs.
2Vz hrs.
3 hrs.
3V2 hrs.
STOP
Notice that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but that it takes longer
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
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Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
lower oven
exterlor
Soft cloth and warm
soapy water or spray
glass cleaner.
Nylon or plastic scouring
pad for stubborn spots.
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Wipe off regularly
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Do not allow food contalnlng
acids
(such as vlnegar, tomato, lemon Juice
or milk) to remaln on surface. Acids
will remove the glossy flnlsh.
Do not use abraslve
or harsh
cleansers.
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Broiler pan
and grld
Warm, soapy water
steel-wool
pad.
or
Control
knobs
Warm, soapy
a soft cloth.
and
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Control
Panel
Warm, soapy water and
spray glass cleaner.
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water
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when oven is cool.
Wash with other cooking
utensils.
Do not place In Self-Cleanlng
Oven.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions
provided
cleaner.
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with
. Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steelWarm, soapy water or
wool pads for stubborn areas.
soapy steel-wool
pads;
Self-Cleaning
Oven cycle. l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
NOTE: The oven mcks will discolor
and be harder to slide wher
left In the self-cleaning
cycle. If you want them to stay shiny,
remove them from the oven and clean by hand.
lower oven
door glass
Spray glass cleaner;
warm, soapy water or
plastic scrubbing
pad.
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For areas outside SelfCleaning
area use warm,
soapy water or soapy
steel-wool
pads.
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Wash, rinse and dry well.
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Oven racks
Self-Cleanlng
Oven
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Make sure oven Is cool.
Follow directions
provided
with
cleaner.
Wash rinse and dry well with a soft
cloth.
Clean before using Self-Cleaning
cycle to prevent burn-on of soil.
Follow directions
on page 12, “Using
the Self-Cleaning
Cycle:’
Do not use commercial
oven cleanen
Do not use foll to llne the bottom of
your Self-Cleanlng
Oven.
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The Lower Oven Light
The Lower Oven Light will turn on and off automatically when you open or close
the oven door. To turn on the light when the door is closed, push the right side of
the OVEN LIGHT switch below the control panel. Push the left side of the switch
to turn it OFF.
To replace:
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
2. Remove the bulb cover in the
back of the oven by pulling out
and pushing the wire holder to
the side.
3. Remove the light bulb from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
IO-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover and
snap the wire holder in place.
Turn the power back on at the
main power supply.
CAUTION: The bulb cover must be In place
cover protects the bulb from breaking.
NOTE: The Oven light
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will
not work
during
when using the oven. The
the self-cleaning
cycle.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
3. If you need service?..
1. Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems often result from little
things you can fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
II nothlng operates:
Is the oven correctly wired into o live circuit
with the proper voltage?
(See “Installation
Instructions:‘)
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you checked the moln fuse or circuit
breaker box?
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If the oven will not operate:
Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE
or BROIL, but not TIMED BAKE]?
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Control turned to a
temperature
setting?
If the Self-Cleanlng
cycle will not operate:
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the Oven Selector
and Oven Temperature Control set to CLEAN?
l Does the Clock
show the correct time of day?
l Is the Stop lime
set ahead to the time you
want the cleaning cycle to stop?
l Is the Lock Lever all the way
to the right?
It oooklng results arenT what you expected:
l Is the oven
level?
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using pans recommended
in the
Cooklng Guide?
9 If baking, have you allowed 1Yz to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) on all sides of the pans for air
circulation?
l Does the oven
temperature
seem too low or
too high? See “Adjusting
the Oven Temperature Control:’ page 7.
l Have you preheated
the oven as the recipe
calls for?
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the pans the size called
for in the
recipe?
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a tested recipe from a reliable source?
See the Cooklng Gulde for more information
on cooking problems and how to solve them.
ice 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 our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or
look in yourtelephone
directory Yellow Pages
under:
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2. If you need assistance%.
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE@ rervlce
asslstance telephone
number. Dlal free from
anywhere
In the U.S.:
and talk with one of our trained Consultants.
The Consultants can instruct you in how to obtaln satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, If service is necessary,
recommend a qualified
service company
in your
area.
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M- 63. North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP@
replacement parts%.
FSP” is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation
forquality parts. Look forthissymbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance.
FSP
replacement
parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new
Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement
parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above
or call the
Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service
assistance
number in Step 2.
*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,
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WHIRLPOOL MICROWAVE OVEN/
RANGE PRODUCT
W-T-Y
) WHIRLPOOL
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
Replacement
parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service
must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE@
service company.
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
Replacement
magnetron
tube on microwave
ovens if defective
in materials
or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
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 bulbs.
B. Repairs when range product
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and deliver,
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.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
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.
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