UseAndCare - A Note to You ...... .......... . 2 Important Safety Instructions ...... .............. 3 Parts and Features ....... . 6 Using Your Range ....... .. 7 Using the SelfCleaning Cycle . .. .......... 21 Caring for Your Range ............ .. .......... .. .. 24 If You Need Assistance or Service ... .............. .... 29 Warranty ................... .... 32 I-800-44-ROPER Cdl us with questions or commenl8. SELF-CLEANING PART NO. 3187893 Rev. A ELECTRIC RANGE MODELS FES310B FES350B 3i95 A Note to You Thank you for buying a Roper@appliance. Your Roper@ range gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free 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 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 warning symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the warning symbol. I This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire, and electrical shock. I Our toll-free number, l-80044-ROPER available 24 hours a day. (l-800447-67371, is 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 29. If you need further help, feel free to call us. 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 Deeler Phone Purchase Date 2 Important Safety Instructions General @Read all instructions before using the range. l Install 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. I4 . b!!!!ih 0 @WARNING: To reduce the risk of tipping 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 20. *CAUTION: Do not store things children might want above the range. Children could be burned or injured while climbing on it. ADO 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. *Do not operate the range if it is damaged or not working properly. @Do not use the range for warming or heating the room. Persons could be burned or injured, or a fire could start. muse the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. @Do not touch surface units, areas near units, heating elements, or interior surfaces of oven. Surface units and heating elements could 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. ‘\ e *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. continued on next page @Use only 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. @Keep range vents unobstructed. @Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container particles could cause injury. ADO not store flammable materials on or near the range. The fumes could create an explosion and/or fire hazard. aCheck 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. When @Turn pan 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. using the cooktop @Make sure the reflector bowls are in place during cooking. Cooking without reflector bowls could subject the wiring and components underneath them to damage. *Do 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. @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 could result in the igniting of clothing or pot holders. Correct pan size also improves cooking efficiency. 4 When using 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 pot holder contact hot heating element in oven. @Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. Grease aGrease is flammable. Do not allow grease to collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately. *Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan on range by covering 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. Care and cleaning aSmall amounts of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide are given off in the Self-Cleaning cycle from fiberglass insulation and food decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or open window and wiping out excess food spills prior to selfcleaning. @Do not 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. @Before self-cleaning the oven, remove broiler pan, broiler grid, oven racks, and other utensils. 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. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - 5 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. Control panel Plug-in surface unit (Model FES31 OB has a one-piece \ chrome reflector bowl. Modal FE!%508 has a one-piece porcelain-enamel reflector bowl.) -4 Oven vent ,_ r Model and seri Broil element on optional wallmounted anti-tip bracket kit, see paw 201 Control Left front control knob I panel Left rear control knob I Surfke unit marker 6 MEALTIMER” clocFlnute Timer I Surf& heating indicator light Manual oven light awitch (yodel FES350B) Oven selector I &en &en heating temperature Indicator control knob light I IRig& rear Ribt front control control knob knob Using Your Range In This Section Page Using the surface units ...................... 7 Positioning racks and pans ............... 9 For best air circulation ..................... 10 Using aluminum foil for baking ....... 10 Setting the clock ............................... 11 Using the Minute Timer .................... 11 Baking/roasting ................................. 12 Adjusting the oven temperature control ................................................. 13 Page Broiling ............................................... 14 Broiling tips ....................................... 15 Energy saving tips ............................ 16 Using the MEALTiMERmciock.. ....... .17 The oven vent .................................... 19 The storage drawer ........................... 19 The anti-tip bracket ........................... 20 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. Fire Hazard Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF and all indicator lights are OFF when you are not cooking. A fire could start or someone could be burned if a surface unit is accidentally left ON. 7 Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide. For best results, l start cooking at the high setting; then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. SElTiNG Hi RECOMMENDED USE l l MED-HI l l To start foods cooking. To bring liquids to a boil. To hold a rapid boil. To fry chicken or pancakes. l 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. NOTES: if a surface unit stays red for a long time, l MED l l MED-LO l LO l Cookware l 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. l l l l NOTE: For best results and greater energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware that makes good contact with the surface units. Cookware 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 should have straight sides and a tight-fiiing lid. Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight. Home canning information To protect your range: l Use flat-bottomed canners/pans for best results. l l l l l l 8 the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged usage of incorrect utensils co&l 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. Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit. The utensil could overheat and coukl damage the utensil or surface unit. 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 ex-tenci 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. Do not place canner on two surface units at the same time. Too much heat will build up and will damage the cooktop. Start with hot water. This reduces the time the control is set on HI. 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 specifE instructions. Optional canning kit 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. Positioning For baking/roasting racks If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the installation of a Canning Kit. Order the kit (Part No. 242995) from your Roper dealer or authorized Roper service company. and pans with one rack, place the rack so the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Rack placement for specific foods: r FOOD 1 RACK POSITION Bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast breads, casseroles, meats 2nd level from bottom Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes, nonfrozen pies 2nd or 3rd level from bottom 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 pot holders or oven mitts to protect hands. Failure to follow the above precautions coukf result in personal injury. l 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 15. 9 For best air circulation 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 Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l For best results, allow 1% 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 (3 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) l l larger all around than the dish holding the food. Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and cause poor cooking results. Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking will result. Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard Do not allow foil to touch the heating elements. Failure to follow this precaution could resuft in electrical shock or fire hazard and damage to the elements. 10 Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 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. 11 .- 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, sea “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. 12 Adjusting the oven temperature control Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a perii of time, you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting results, you can change the temperature calibration by following these steps: 1. Make sure the Oven Temperature Control Knob is turned 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 Tooth notches. 3. To lower the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). 4. To raise the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch clockwise. Each notch equals about 10°F (5%). Locking screws 5. Tighten the locking screws and replace the control knob. 13 Broiling 1. Position the rack properly before turning on the oven. Position rack so that the 2. 3. 4. 5. surface of the food is at least 3 inches (7.4 cm) away from the broil element. See “Broil rack position chart” on page 15. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches [lo cm]). The door will stay open by itself. 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. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Custom l l l broil If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light goes off. If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and 153%). These temperature settings allow the broil heating element to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking. 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. NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. 14 Broiling rack position RACK POSITION FROM BOlTOM chart TYPE OF FOOD/ DONENESS 4 Hamburger patties and thin steaks, Yz* thick or less 3 Quickly searing food, rare and medium steaks, medium patties, ham slices, fish steaks, frankfurters 2 Well-done steaks and patties, lamb chops, split chicken, pork steaks and chops, whole fish 1 Not used for broiling Broiling tips l Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. l They are designed to drain excess liquid and grease away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke, or fire. 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. Fire Hazard l Place meat the correct distance (about 3”) from the element. @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. 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. Failure to follow the above could result in fire, burns, or other personal injury. 15 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: l 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. 16 l l l l l l l 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 the oven is warm. Best time to bake is right after a meal has been cooked in the oven. 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. Using the MEALTIMER” clock The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Delayed time bakingroasting is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do not use delayed time cooking for cakes, cookies, etc. -they will not rise properly. Before using the MEALTIMER clock, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on paw 11.1 To delay start automatically: and stop 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. 3. 4. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED BAKE. 5. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to the bakinq/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. 17 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: now 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 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 TIMED 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. Failure to follow the above could result in sickness. 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. 18 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. l ==A Oven vent am Fire Hazard If you leave a utensil on the right rear surface unit, use pot holders when moving it. Keep flammable materials away from oven vent. Failure to follow the above could result in fire or burns. l The storage drawer You can remove the storage drawer to make it 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: 1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans before removing drawer. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop. Lift front and pull out to the second stop. 2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all the way out. 19 Replacing the storage drawer: 1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the 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. The anti-tip Drawer slide rail 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. .arll @4 0 t I&!!! 0 Personal Injury Hazard .To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with a properly installed anti-tip bracket supplied with range or an optional wallmounted 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 could result in personal injury. To verify the anti-tip bracket is engaged (if you have a floor bracket): l l l l To verify the anti-tip bracket is engaged (if you have a wall bracket): l l l l Rear leveling hl Remove the storage drawer. (See page 19.) Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached to floor with screws. Make sure one rear leveling leg is positioned under the anti-tip bracket. See Installation Instructions for further details. Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached with screws to the wall behind the cant rol panel. Make sure the cable on the back of the range is secured by the two hooks on the bracket. Cable must be unhooked from wall bracket to move range for cleaning or service. Reconnect cable before using range. See Installation Instructions for further details. 20 Floor bracket Cable (attached to rear of control panel) Wall bracket Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section Page How the cycle works .......................... 21 Before you start ................................. 21 Page Setting the controls .......................... 22 Special tips ... .................................... 23 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 22.) The graph at the right is representative of a normal, 3-hour Self-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. Before WWF START (44B-C) 1 you start Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle, make sure you: l Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get hot enough during the cleaning cycle for soil to bum 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 Handelean Handclean door around 21 l l l l Remove the broiler pan grid 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 in 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 SelfCleaning cycle. Remove the oven racks from the oven if 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 27.) If you clean racks in the SelfCleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted from bottom to top.) Heat and odors are normal during the Self-Cleaning 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. Move the Lock Lever to the right - the Clean position. When the oven temperature goes above normal baking/roasting temperatures, the door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved. 2. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN. 3. Make sure the clock and Start and Stop Times all have the correct time of day. 22 Burn Hazard Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. l Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven. Failure to follow the above could result in burns or hazardous fumes. l NOTES: Do not force the Lock Lever. You could l l l l l bend . or .break lever is designed to . it... The . stay locked until the oven is cool enough to safely open. Wait until it moves freely. Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results. Do not leave any foil in the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt and damage the oven surface. Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent. They may melt. The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. 4. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise 2 or 3 hours. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. l Use 2 hours for light soil. l Use 3 hours or more for moderate to heavy soil. NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in. 5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is cornpleted and the oven has cooled enough, the Lock Lever can be moved back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Knob to OFF. Control 6. 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 enough, move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Walt until it moves easily. Special tips . Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke. l After the oven Is cool, wipe up any residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge. lf any spots remain, clean with a mikt abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge. l Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and results in more smoke than usual. l If the Selfxleaning 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 Self-Cleaning cycle longer the next time and hand-clean areas noted on page 21. 23 Caring for Your Range In This Section Page Surface units and reflector bowls ... 24 Lift-up cooktop ....... ........ .......... ......... 26 Page Cleaning chart ..... .. ........................... 26 Your range is designed for easy 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. Electrical Shock Hazard I Surface units and reflector Removing 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. 3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the receptacle. 4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning chart” on page 27 for cleaning instructions. 24 Make sure all controls are off and the range is cool before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so could resuft in electrical shock or burns. bowls 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 with the surface unit receptacle and the element hoMdown clip. 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 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. This extra heat can discolor it. 25 Lift-up cooktop 1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. 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. 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 cooktop accidentally falling. NOTE: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage could result to the porcelain and the cooktop frame. Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean your range. PART Control knobs HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water l l l l Control panel Sponge and warm, soapy water l l OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner 26 l 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 the finish of the knobs. Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point 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. PART Exterior surfaces (other than control panel) HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water l l Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry thoroughly. Use nonabrasive, plastic 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 l (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 units Porcelain-enamel reflector bowls (Model FES35OB) No cleaning required Nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad and warm, soapy water l Spatters or spills will burn off. l Do not immerse in water. l l OR OR Chrome reflector bowls (Model FES31 OB) Broiler Pan and grid (clean after the Seff-Cleaning cycle l Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad l Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water l Oven door glass Oven cavity Place upside down on oven racks in oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Clean frequently. l Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. Do not place in Self-Cleaning oven. l Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. l Do not clean in Self-Cleaning cycle. l each use) Oven racks Wipe off excess spills. Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. (See note on page 22.) Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water OR the Self-Cleaning cycle l Paper spray OR warm, and a plastic l towel and glass cleaner OR l l l soapy water nonabrasive, scrubbing pad Self-Cleaning cycle Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and become harder to sliie if left in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding. Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry thoroughly. See “Using the Self-Cleaning pages 21-23. Cycle” on 27 The oven light (Model FES350B) To turn on the oven light, press the Oven Light Switch on the control panel. 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 to drop it. Failure to follow the above could result in electrical shock, burns, or injury from broken glass. l 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 at the main power supply. NOTE: The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. 28 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 toll-free telephone number for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and seriil 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. lt couM save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM Nothing operates POSSIBLE CAUSE The power supply cord is not plugged into a live circuit with the proper voftage. The oven will not operste A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. The Oven Selector is not turned to BAKE or BROIL. Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting. A delayed start time has been set. Wait for the start time to be reached or cancel and reset the controls. The Oven Temperature Control Knob is not turned to a temperature setting. Turn the Oven Temperature Knob to the desired setting. The MEALTIMER” is not set correctly. Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See “Using the MEALTIMER” clock” on paw 17.1 If 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. clock The Stop or Start Time Knobs for the MEALTIMER clock are not set at the correct time of day. Surface units will not operate SOLUTION Plug power supply cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) Control A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace househoki fuse or reset circuit breaker. You have not plugged in surface units all the way. Turn control knobs to OFF and plug surface units in all the way. (See “Replacing” on page 25.) The control knob(s) will not turn. Turn knob(s) again, pushing in as you turn. on paw 29 POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION PROBLEM Control knob(s) will not turn You are not pushing in before trying to turn. Push control knob(s) in before turning to a setting. Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate The Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob are not set to CLEAN. Set both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN. The range clock does not show the correct time of day. Reset clock to show the correct time of day. (See page 11.) The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN position - all the way to the right. Move the Lock Lever all the way to the tight. The Start Time Knob does not show the correct time of day or the knob is not all the way out. Reset the Start Time Knob to show the correct time of day. Pull knob out all the way. The Stop Time Knob is not set ahead to the time you want the Setf-Cleaning cycle to stop. See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on page 22 for proper setting instructions. The range is not level. Level range. (See Installation tions.) The oven temperature seems too low or too high. Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature contror’ on page 13.) The oven was not preheated as the recipe calls for. Preheat oven if called for in recipe. The recipe has never been tested or is not from a reliable source. Use only tested recipes from a reliable source. The pan used is not the type or size recommended in the recipe. Refer to a reliable cookbook for recornmended pan type and size. There is not proper air circulation around pan when baking. 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 (3 cm). The cooking utensils are not the proper shape or do not fii the surface units being used. Use cooking utensils with smooth, flat bottoms that fit the surface units being used. Cooking results are not what you expected 30 Instruc- 2. If you need assistance ... Call our toll-free telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.: 1-80044-ROPER (l-soo-447~737) and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant 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. For further information, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Roper Brand Appliances 2000 North M63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service 4. If you need replacement ... 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 Roper appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Roper appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 above or call our tollfree telephone number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved . . . l ... Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance or the authorized servicer in your area. For help finding an authorized servicer in your area, call our toll-free telephone number in Step 2. FSP parts l l 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 Roper Brand Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Program 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. 31 Electric LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WE WILL NOT PAY FOR ROPER” Range Warranty 1 WE WILL PAY FOR FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Roper service company. A. Service 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, single-family household use. C. Pickup 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 us. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 2l95 This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it be liable under this warranty 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. 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 Roper distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our toll-free telephone number, l-BOO-44-ROPER (l-800-447-6737), from anywhere in the U.S.A. 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