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UseAndCare
A Note
2
To You
Important Safety
lnsbuctions
3
Parts And Features
6
Using Your Range
7
Using The SelfCleaning Cycle
19
Caring For
Your Range
22
Warranty
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RF360BXY
RF365BXY
RF365PXY
RF370PXY
A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain
your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
1-800-253-1301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 26. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 6). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers,
the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book
and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
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Date
Important
Safety 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
4ead all instructions before
using the range.
4nstall or locate the range only
in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
@WARNING: To reduce the risk
of ti ping of the appliance, the
app Piance must be secured by
a proper1 installed anti-tip
bracket. f o check if the bracket
is installed properly, see “The
anti-tip bracket” on page 18.
*CAUTION: Do not store things
children mi ht want above the
range. Chil %ren 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 an part of the range. They
could II e burned or injured.
l Do not operate the range if it
is damaged or not working
properly.
*Do not use the range for
warming or heatin the room.
Persons could be %urned or
injured, or a fire could start.
@Use the range only for its+
t;;;;tluse
as described In this
.
@DO NOT 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 enou h to cause
burns. During an c?after use,
do not touch, or let clothing
or other flammable materials
contact surface units, areas
near units, heatin elements or
interior surfaces 09 oven until
they have had sufficient time
to cool. Other surfaces of the
range may become hot enough
to cause burns; such as, the
*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.
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*Use only d potholders. Moist
or damp por holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let potholder
touch hot heating elements. Do
not use a towel or bulk cloth
foOnror~otholder. It coul c7catch
*Keep range vents unobstructed.
@Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
Injury.
*Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The
fumes can create an explosion
and/or fire hazard.
When using the cooktop
*Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cookin without reflector bowls
may su %ject the wiring and
components underneath them to
damage.
*Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners.
Improper installation of these
liners may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
*Select a 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 may result in the
I niting of clothing or potholders.
8 orrect pan size also improves
cooking efficiency.
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*Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa3e 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 smokin and
gr;;.y spillovers t I! at may
.
*Turn pan handles inward, but
not over other surface units.
This will help reduce the
chance of burns, i niting of
flammable materia 9 s, and
spills due to bumping of the
pan.
When usincr the oven
@Always position oven rack(s)
in desired location while oven
is cool. If a rack must be removed while oven is hot, do
not let potholder contact hot
heating element in oven.
4Jse care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam
escape before removing or
replacing food.
Grease
*Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
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@Do not use water on grease
fires. Never pick up a flaming
pan. Smother flamin pan on
range by coverin WI9h a wellfitted lid, cookie sY-leet or flat
tray. Flaming grease outside of
an can be extin uished with
&aking soda or, iPavailable, a
multipurpose dry chemical or
foam-type extinguisher.
Care and cleanina
@Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are iven
off in the Self-Cleaning cyc7e
from fiberglass insulatron and
food decomposition. Significant
exposure to these substances
can cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be
minimized by venting with a
hood or open window and
wiping out excess food spills
pnor to self-cleaning.
@Do not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner rotective coating of
any kind s I! ould be used in or
around any part of the oven.
*Before self-cleaning the oven.,
remove broiler an, broiler nd,
oven racks an 8 other utensr9 s.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous parts unless you
are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
*Do not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or
fire could result.
*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.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the
location and appearance of all parts and features.
Anti-tip bracket
(on wall behind
control panel)
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Control
Oven vent
panel
Plug-in surface unit
with porcelainenamel reflector bowl
and chrome trim ring
(Model RF365PXY,
Q series)
NOTE: All other
models have chrome
reflector bowls.
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Lock lever
Broil element
Model and serial
number plate /
Bake element
Removable
Control
Left front
control
knob
storage
panel
Left rear
control
knob
Automatic
MEALTIMER”
clocWMinute
Timer
&art
time
Stop
time
Manual
oven light
switch
Surfa&
heating
indicator
light
Oven
temperature
control knob
&fen
heating
indicator
light
Surface
unit
marker
Oven
selector
dight
rear
control
knob
Right
front
control
knob
Using Your Range
In This
Section
Using the ourface
Positioning
Using aluminum
Setting
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Broiling
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Broiling
10
Energy
racks and pans ..............................
For best air circulation
Page
Paw
unite ....................................
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foil for baking ...................... .10
the clock ...............................................
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tips ....................................................
l aving
tipe .........................................
Using the automatic
MEALTIMER”
clock..
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14
15
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11
The oven vent .................................................
17
Using the Minute Timer ....................................
11
The storage
19
Bakinglroasting
12
The anti-tip bracket ........................................ 16
Adjusting
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the oven temperature
control
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Optional
drawer
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door panel pat ................................
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To obtain the best cooking results 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
Push in control knobs before turning them to a
setting. You can set them anywhere between HI
and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows
which surface unit is turned on by that knob.
Surface
heating
indicator
light
The SURFACE HEATING Indicator Light on the
control panel will glow when a surface unit is
turned on.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF
and all indicator lights are OFF when you
are not cooking.
Someone could be burned or a fire could
start if a surface unit is accidentally left ON.
Until you get used to the settings, use the
following as a guide. For best resufts, start
cooking at the high setting; then turn the control
knob down to continue cooking.
SETTING
HI
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Medium-high
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Medium
(opposite OFF)
Medium-low
LO
Cookware
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RECOMMENDED
USE
To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding and icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
To keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
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 utensils that
make good contact with the surface units.
Utensils with rounded, warped, ridged (porcelain enamel-ware) or dented bottoms could
cause severe overheating, which damages the
utensil and/or surface unit.
Woks, canners and teakettles with flat
bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop are
now available in most houseware stores and
departments.
The pan should have straight sides and a tightfitting lid.
Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
pans that are fairly light-weight.
The pan material (metal or glass) affects how
fast heat transfers from the surface unit through
the pan material and how evenly heat spreads
over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide
the best cooking results.
Handles should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to
the pan.
Product Damage Hazard
lf a surface unit 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 of incorrect utensils for long periods
of time can result in damage to the surface
unit, cooktop, wiring and surrounding
areas. To prevent damage, use correct
utensils, start cooking on HI and turn
control down to continue cooking.
0 Do not leave an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit.
The utensil can overheat and may damage
the utensil or surface unit.
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Home
canning
information
Optional canning kii
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settings for long periods of time can shorten the
life of regular surface units and cause damage to
the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we
recommend the installation of a Canning Kit.
Order the kii (Part No. 242905) from your
Whirlpool dealer or authorized WhirlpoolSM
service company.
To protect your range:
l Use flat-bottomed
canners/pans for best
resufts.
l Use the largest
surface unit for best results.
Also, use a canner/pan which can be centered
over the surface unit and which does not
extend more than one inch outside surface unit
area. Large diameter canners/pans, if not
properly centered, trap heat and can cause
damage to the cooktop.
l Do not place
canner on two surface units at
the same time. Too much heat will build up and
will damage the cook-top.
l Start with hot water.
This reduces the time the
control is set on high. Reduce heat setting to
lowest position needed to keep water boiling.
l Keep
reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
l To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning all day.
Positioning
racks
and pans
For baking/roasting
with one rack, place the
rack so the top of the food will be centered in the
oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
Personal Injury Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in desired
location before turning oven on. Be sure
the rack(s) is level.
l If rack(s) must be moved while oven is
hot, use potholders or oven mitts to
protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions may
result in personal injury.
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1 FOOD
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys
Angel and bundt cakes,
most quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
1 Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes, nonfrozen Dies
RACK POSITION
Lowest level or
2nd level from
1 bottom
2nd level from
bottom
2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
When baking on two racks, arrange racks on
bottom and third level from bottom.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement when
broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on
page 14.
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For best air circulation
The hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven.
This results in better baking.
l Place the pans so that one is not directly over
the other.
l For best results,
allow 1‘h to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must be a
minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm).
l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at one
time.
Use the following as a guide 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.
Three or four pans
Place in opposite corners on each oven rack.
Stagger pans so no pan is directly over another.
Using
aluminum
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or
casseroles.
l Place the foil on the oven rack below the rack
with the food. Turn up foil edges and make
sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm) larger all around
than the dish holding the food.
l Do not cover
the entire rack with aluminum foil.
It will reduce air circulation and cause poor
cooking results.
l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack
with foil or other liners. Poor baking will result.
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Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements because it will damage them and
could result in shock or fire hazard.
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Setting
the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set
the clock.
1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn
clockwise until clock shows the correct time
of day.
2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn
clockwise until Minute Timer hand points to
OFF. The clock setting will change if you
push in the knob when turning.
Using
the Minute
Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven.
It works like a kitchen timer. Set it in minutes up
to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set
time is up.
NOTE: Do not push in the knob when setting
the Minute Timer, or when stopping the buzzer.
Pushing in and turning the Minute Timer Knob
changes the clock setting.
1. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute Timer
Knob counterclockwise
until the timer hand
passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing it in, turn the knob back to
the setting you want.
When the time is up, a buzzer will sound.
To stop the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer
hand to OFF.
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Baking/roasting
1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning
on the oven. To change rack position, lift
rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on
page 9.
2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the baking/roasting temperature you want.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come
on. The oven is preheated when the OVEN
HEATING Indicator Light first goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
4. Put food in the oven.
During baking/roasting, the elements will
turn on and off to maintain the temperature
setting. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will turn on and off with the elements.
NOTE: The top element helps heat during
baking/roasting,
but does not turn red.
5. When baking/roasting
is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature
Control Knob to OFF. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will go off.
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Adjusting
the oven temperature
control
Oven temperature controls will gradually shift
after years of use. So, even though your new
oven is propery adjusted to provide accurate
temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than
your old oven.
If, after using the oven for a period of time, you
are not satisfied with the temperature settings,
you can change them by following these steps:
1. Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the off position. Pull knob straight off and flip
it over.
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control
knob. Note the position of the notches.
3. To lower the temperature,
hold knob handle
firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about 5°F
(2.5%).
4. To raise the temperature,
hold knob handle
firmly and move the tooth a notch clockwise.
Each notch equals about 5°F (2.5%).
Tighten the locking screws and replace the
control knob.
Broiling
1. Position the rack properly before turning on
the oven. Position rack so that the surface of
the food is at least 3 inches (7.4 cm) away
from the broil element. See “Broiling rack
position chart” on page 14.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open
about 4 inches [lo.2 cm]). The door will stay
open by itself.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to BROIL. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will come on.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when broiling.
5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob
to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will go off.
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Custom
broil
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Control Knob counterclockwise
until the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
goes off.
l If you want the food to broil slower from the
start, set the Oven Temperature Control Knob
between 170°F and 325°F (77% and 163°C).
These temperature settings allow the broil
heating element to cycle and to slow cooking.
The lower the temperature, the slower the
cooking.
l Fish and chicken
are some foods that may cook
better if you use lower broiling temperatures.
The Oven Selector must be on BROIL for all
broiling temperatures.
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NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. Leaving the door
open allows the oven to maintain proper
temperatures.
Broiling
rack
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RACK POSlTlON
FROM BOlTOM
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chart
TYPE OF FOOD/
I DONENESS
3
Quickly searing food, rare
and medium steaks and
patties, ham slices, fish
steaks, frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops, split
chicken, pork steaks and
chops, whole fish
Broiling
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position
tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They
are designed to drain excess liquid and fat
away from the cooking surface to help prevent
spatter, smoke or fire.
Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook
for correct broiling times.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the
oven when you remove the food. Drippings will
bake on the pan if you leave it in the heated
oven.
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Fire Hazard
Place meat the correct distance from the
element. Meat placed too close to the
element may spatter, smoke, burn or
catch fire during broiling.
To ensure adequate grease drainage, do
not use cookie sheets or similar pans for
broiling. Also, covering the broiler grid
with foil is not recommended. Poor
drainage of grease may result in fire. If foil
is used, cut slits in foil to line up with all
openings in broiler grid. Grease can then
drain away and cool in pan.
Energy
saving
tips
Although the energy used for cooking is usually a
very small percentage of the total energy used in
the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently.
Here are some tips to help you save energy
when using your cooking product.
. Use pans with flat bottoms, straight 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 shortest time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings,
then set
surface unit control on low 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.
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Turn on the surface unit 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 cookies when oven is
warm. Best time is after a meal has been
cooked in it.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use of
the range. When using the oven to cook one
food, try to cook the rest of the meal in it also.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
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Using
the automatic
The automatic MEALTIMER clock is designed to
turn the oven on and off at times you set ... even
when you are not around.
Timed baking/roasting is ideal for foods which
do not require a preheated oven, such as meats
and casseroles. Do not use the timed cycle for
cakes, cookies, etc. .. . undercooking
will
result.
Before using the MEALTIMER clock, make
sure the clock is set to the correct time of
day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 11.)
To delay start
automatically:
and stop
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place
the food in the oven.
2. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want baking/
roasting to start.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want the oven to
shut off.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the baking/roasting temperature you want.
The oven will now start and stop automatically. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on when the start time is reached.
6. After baking/roasting
is done or to cancel
the setting at any time, turn both the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob
to OFF.
To start baking/roasting
and stop automatically:
now
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place
the food in the oven.
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MEALTIMER”
clock
2. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want the oven to
shut off. Make sure the Start Time Knob is not
pushed in.
3. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
4. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the baking/roasting temperature you want.
5. After baking/roasting
is done or to cancel
the setting at any time, turn both the Oven
Selector and the Oven Temperature Control
Knob to OFF.
To avoid sickness and food waste when
using the MEALTIMER”
control:
l Do not let most UNFROZEN
food stand
for more than two hours before cooking
starts.
l Do not allow food to remain in oven for
more than two hours after the end of
cooking cycle.
NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while
waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are:
dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and
cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing
baking powder or yeast will not rise properly
when cooked using delay start.
The oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent under the right rear surface unit.
You can cook on the unit or keep food warm on it
while the oven is on. The vent is needed for air
circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/
roasting can result.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt.
Burn and Fire Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use potholders when moving
it. Pan handles can become hot enough to
burn.
Keep flammable materials away from oven
vent.
Failure to do so can result in burns or a fire.
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The storage
drawer
You can remove the storage drawer to make it
easier to clean under the range. Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer before removing drawer. Pull
drawer straight out to the first stop. Lift front
and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lii back slightly and slide drawer all the
way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Fii ends of drawer slide rails into the drawer
guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lii 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.
Drawer
The anti-tip
slide rail
v
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 antitip bracket properly secured.
To verify the anti-tip bracket is engaged:
l Look to see if the anti-tip bracket
is attached
with screws to the wall behind the control panel.
l Make sure the cable tether on the back of the
range is secured by the two hooks on the
bracket.
l See 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 order one
of these kits from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kiis
include easy installation instructions.
Models RF365PXY and RF370PXY:
White (Kit No. 614069)
l Almond
(Kit No. 814070)
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Models RF360BXY and RF365BXY:
White (Kit No. 814071)
l Almond
(Kit No. 814072)
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Using The Self-Cleaning
Cycle
In This
Section
How tfm cycle worka
Before
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Setting the controls
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The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven
interior. Like the other functions of your range, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easy-to-use
controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless.
How the cycle
works
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to
burn away soil and grease. During the cycle, the
oven gets much hotter than it does for normal
baking or broiling. This high heat breaks up the
soil or grease and burns it away.
You can adjust the cycle time to the amount of
soil in your oven. You can set the cycle time
anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See “Setting
the controls” on page 20.)
The graph at the right is representative of a
normal, 3-hour Setf-Cleaning cycle. Note that the
heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but it
takes longer for the oven to cool enough to
unlock.
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Before you start the Self-Cleaning
sure
START
cycle, make
you:
Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get
hot enough during the cleaning cycle for soil to
burn away. Use hot water and detergent or a
soapy steel-wool pad for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the seal.
Poor cleaning, baking and roasting may result.
DO NOT
hand-&an
seal
Hand-&an
frame
Hand-clean door
around edge
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Remove the broiler pan grki and any pots
and pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan (without
grid) in the oven if you have first removed most
of the soil by hand-cleaning or a dishwasher. If
most of the soil is not removed, too much
smoking will occur. The chrome broiler pan grid
will discolor if cleaned in the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will
help reduce smoke during the cleaning cycle.
Remove the oven racks from the oven ii you
want them to remain shiny. You can clean the
oven racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, but they
will become harder to slide. (See page 26.) If
you clean racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle,
place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides.
(Guides are counted from bottom to top.)
Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated
by opening a window or by turning on a vent
hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle.
Setting
the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to CLEAN.
2. Make sure the clock, Start and Stop Times all
have the correct time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise 2 or 3 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
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to heavy
soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not
pushed in.
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Product Damage Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. It could burn you.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in
your oven. Cleaners may produce hazardous fumes or damage the porcelain finish.
Do not leave foil in the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. Foil can burn or melt and
damage the oven surface.
NOTE: 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 block the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning
results.
Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent.
They may melt.
Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean
position. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will come on.
When the oven temperature
goes above
normal baking/roasting
temperatures,
the
door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever
must not be moved.
After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is completed
and the oven has cooled sufficiently,
the
Lock Lever can be moved back to the left. DG
NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.
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 Self-Cleaning
cycle at any time:
1. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise
until it points to the correct time of day.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF. When the oven has
cooled sufficiently, move the Lock Lever back
to the left. DO NOT FORCE lT. Wait until it
moves easily.
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Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and
smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe up any residue or
ash with a damp cloth.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not 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 SelfCleaning cycle longer the next time and handclean areas noted on page 19.
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Caring For Your Range
In This
Surface
Section
units and reflector
Lift-up cooktop
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Your range is designed for ease of care. You can
do most 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
Cleaning
1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool
before removing surface units and reflector
bowls.
2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the element holddown clip and the reflector bowl.
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Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so can result in burns or
electrical shock
and reflector
Removing
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bowls
3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the
receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. On Model
RF365PXY, Q series, also lift out the trim
ring. See “Cleaning chart” on page 25 for
cleaning instructions.
(Model
RF365PXY,
Q series,
shown)
(Model
RF365PXY,
Q series,
shown)
Replacing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool
before replacing surface units and reflector
bowls.
2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl and
(Model RF365PXY, Q series) notches in the
trim ring with the surface unit receptacle and
the element hold-down clip.
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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.
4. When terminal is 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 clip 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 look new longer.
If a reflector bowl or trim ring gets discolored,
some of your utensils may not be flat enough, or
some may be too large for the surface unit. In
either case, some of the heat that’s meant to go
into or around a utensil goes down and heats the
reflector bowl or trim ring. This extra heat can
discolor it.
Lift-up
cooktop
1. Lift front of cooktoo at both front corners until
the support rods lock into place.
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Product Damage 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
cooktop accidentally falling.
Do not drop the cooktop. Damage can result
to the porcelain and the cooktop frame.
2. Wipe with warm, soapy 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 rods back to
unlock them. Lower the cooktop into place.
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Cleaning
chart
Use the following table to help you clean vour range.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Control
knobs
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away
from control panel.
l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not soak.
l Replace
knobs. Make sure all knobs point to
OFF.
DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive cleaners.
They may damage the finish of the knobs.
Control
panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
OR
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive cleaners.
They may damage the finish.
DO NOT spray cleaner directly on panel. Apply
cleaner to paper towel.
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
USE nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
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Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
(such as vinegar, tomato or lemon juice) to
remain on surface. Acids may remove the
glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills
when cooktop is cool.
Surface
No cleaning required
units
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reflector bowls
(Model RF365PXY,
Q series)
Chrome trim rings
(Model RF365PXY,
Q series)
Nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
The Self-Cleaning cycle
Warm, soapy water and
a nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad
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bowls
(all other models)
Warm, soapy water and
a nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad
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Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
each use)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
Spatters or spills will burn off.
Do not immerse in water.
Wipe off excess spills.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
OR
Place upside down on oven racks in oven
during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning
oven.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning
oven.
l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT CLEAN in Self-Cleaning cycle.
(See note on page 20.)
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PART
Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and warm,
soapy water
OR
The Self-Cleaning
Oven door glass
Oven cavity
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HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
cycle
Paper towel and spray glass
cleaner
OR
Warm, soapy water and a
nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad
Self-Cleaning
cycle
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
OR
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cycle.
NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and
become harder to slide if left in oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of
vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding.
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Follow directions provided with the cleaner.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
See “Using The Self-Cleaning
pages 19-21.
Cycle” on
The oven light
The oven light will come on when you use the
Oven Light Switch on the control panel.
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Personal Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool
and power to the range has been turned
off before replacing the light bulb. Failure
to do so could result in electrical shock or
burns.
The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the
bulb from breaking, and from high oven
temperatures. Because bulb cover is
made of glass, be careful not to drop it.
Broken glass could cause injury.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect
at the main
power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back of
the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance
bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug in appliance or reconnect
the main power supply.
at
NOTE: The oven light will not work during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond
properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
Nothing
operate
will
The oven will
not operate
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
SOLUTION
The power cord is not plugged into
a live circuit with proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown or a
circuit breaker has tripped.
Plug the power cord into a live circuit with
proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.)
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
You have not turned the Oven
Selector to BAKE or BROIL.
You have set a delayed start time.
You have not turned the Oven
Temperature Control Knob to a
temperature setting.
You have not set the automatic
MEALTIMER clock correctly.
Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting.
Wait for the start time to be reached.
Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
a temperature setting.
You have not set the automatic
MEALTIMER clock’s Stop or Start
Time Knobs at the correct time of
day.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See
“Using the automatic MEALTIMER clock” on
page 16.)
lf a delay start or stop is not desired, the Stop
and Start Time Knobs must be turned to the
correct time of day. Turn knobs till they pop
out.
The surface
units will not
operate
A household fuse has blown or a
circuit breaker has tripped.
You have not plugged in surface
units all the way.
You are not setting the control
knobs correctly.
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
breaker.
Plug surface units in all the way.
(See “Replacing” on page 23.)
Push control knobs in before turning to a
setting.
Control
knob(s) will
not turn
You are not pushing in before
turning.
Push control knob(s) in before turning to a
setting.
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PROBLEM
Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
operate
Cooking
results are not
what you
expected
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
You have not set the Oven Selector
and Oven Temperature Control Knob
to CLEAN.
The range clock does not show the
correct time of day.
The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN
position-all the way to the right.
The Start Time Dial does not show
the correct time of day or the knob is
not all the way out.
The Stop Time Dial is not set ahead
to the time you want the cleaning
cycle to stop.
The range is not level.
The oven temperature seems too
low or too high.
You have not preheated the oven as
the recipe calls for.
The recipe has never been tested or
is not from a reliable source.
The pans are not the type or size
recommended in the recipe.
There is not proper air circulation
around pan when baking.
The cooking utensils are not the
proper shape or do not fit the surface
units being used.
SOLUTION
Set both the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN.
Reset clock to show the correct time of
day. (See page 11.)
Move Lock Lever all the way to the right.
Reset the Start Time Knob to show the
correct time of day. Pull knob out all the
way.
See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on
page 20 for proper setting instructions.
Level range. (See Installation Instructions.)
Adjust the oven temperature control. (See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control” or
page 13.)
Preheat oven if called for in recipe.
Use only tested recipes from a reliable
source.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for recommended pan type and size.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all sides
of the pans for air circulation. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Use cooking utensils with smooth, flat
bottoms that fit the surface units being
used.
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2. If you need
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center
telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consukant 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.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need
service
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
WhirlpoolsM service compaE nies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty sewice, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
- SW: WhIrlpool Appllences or
Aulhorlzed
WhIrlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Servke Co.)
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WASHINQ
DRYERS,
MACHINES
&
SERVICE 6 REPAJR
- Sss: Whirlpool Apptkmes
01
Atihorhed
WhIrlpool Servla
(Exmnpbs: XYZ Smvke Co.)
replace-
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
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
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*APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERWCE 6 REPAIR
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
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with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to
resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
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WHIRLPOOL@
Electric Freestanding Range
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPS replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlpoolsM sewice company.
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR LIFE OF THE
PRODUCT
Second Year Through Life
of Product From Date of
Purchase
FSP replacement
WHIRLPOOL
parts for control knobs.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the cooking product.
2. Instruct you how to use the cooking product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when the cooking product is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to the cooking product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
8.02 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 authorized
Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Sewice” section of this book. After checking “Assistance
or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-600-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.
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Corporation
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