Important Safety 3 Parts And Features 6 Using Your Range 7 Usin The Set& 8 leaning cycle 18 Caring For Your Range 21 If You Need Assistance Or Service 25 Warranty 28 1-800-253-I 301 Call us with questions SELF-CLEANING or comments. ELECTRIC SET-IN RANGE MODEL RS6606XY A Note To You Thank you fol buying a Whirlpool appliance. You have purchased i I 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 ar d Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance proper y and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Can 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 si .fety 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 i rlert 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 Consume r Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. number, 1-800-253-l 301, If you ever have a qut stion concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 25. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer Assistance Center. W ien calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You cai 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 th s 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 2 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 +tead all instructions before using the range. *Install or locate the range onl in accordance with the provi dyed Installation nstructions. The ran e must be installed by a qua9ified ins taller. The range must be rcperly connected to electrica PSLpply and grounded. c *WARNING: To reduce the risk of ti ping of the appliance, the app Piance rr ust be secured by anti-tip fastclners. To check if the appliance is installed proper1 , open the oven door and veri Yy that the range is secured to cabinets wit’1 four screws through the mounting holes in the front frame of the oven. @CAUTION: Do not store things children mi ht want above the range. Chit i ren could be burned or injured while climbing on it. @Do not leave children alone or unattended n 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. @Use the range only for its inte;f;iluse as described in this aDO 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 2 after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units, areas near units, heatin elements or interior surfaces 01 oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the range may become hot enough to cause burns; such as, the oven vent opening, the surface near the vent opening, the cooktop and the oven door. continued on next page 3 ADO not weal’ loose or hanging garments wien using the range. They could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit and you could bz burned. l Use only dri potholders. Moist or damp po :holders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch hot hl?ating elements. Do not use a tcwel or bulky cloth for a potholder It could catch on fire. @Keep range vents unobstructed. *Do not heal unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container pIarticles could cause injury. ADO not store? flammable materials on or nc ar the range. The fumes can c:reate an explosion and/or fire t lazard. When using the cooktop *Make sure :he reflector bowls are in place during cooking. Cookin wi. hout reflector bowls may su%ject the wiring and component 3 underneath them to damage. @Do not line reflector bowls with aluminum flYI or other liners. Improper installation of these liners ma I,esult in a risk of electric s IYcck or fire. *Select a pan with a flat bottom that is abol t the same size as 4 the surface unit. If pan is smaller than the surface unit, some of the heatin element will be exposed an 8 may result in the I niting of clothing or potholders. 8 orrect pan size also improves cooking efficiency. @Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa9e for use on the ran e. Only certain types of glass, g9 ass-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 may ignite. l 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 using the oven @Always osition oven rack(s) in desired Pocation 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 f ammable. Do not allow grea:;e to collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately. @Do not use water on grease fires. Neve * pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan on range by coverin with a wellfitted lid, cclokie s\ eet or flat tray. Flamir rg grease outside of pan can be extinguished with bakinc soda or, if available, a multi urpose dry chemical o * Poam-type extinguisher. Care and c:leaninn @Small amo Ants of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide are given cff in the SelfCleaning c /cle from fiberlass insulijtion and food Elecomposi tion. 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 prior to sell-cleaning. 1 % m .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 an, broiler rid, oven racks an cpother 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. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - 5 Parts And Features This section contain: captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the location and appear: nce of all parts and features. Cooktop control -panel Plug-in surface unit with one-piece chrome reflector bowl Left rear control knob Oven vent / \ L-L---- Right rear control knob Left front control knob Right front control knob Model and serial number plate surface Surface marker heating ilndicator light unit Oven control Oven selector Oven heatikg indicator light panel Oven temperature control knob Lo\cked indicator light Automatic MEALTIMEFF clock/Minute Timer cooktop control panel Using1 Your Range In This Section Page ....... .12 Page Using the surfac e units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adjusting Positioning racks and pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Broiling .............................................................. 13 For best air circ rlation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Broiling tips ....................................................... 14 Using aluminum Energy foil for baking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 the oven temperature saving control tips.. .......................................... Using the automatic clock.. .. .15 Using fhe Minut’ ! Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The oven vent ................................................... 17 Baking/roasting Optional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MEALTIMERTM 14 Setting the clocl : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 door panel pat .................................. 17 To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives you important inforn ration for efficient and safe use of your range. Using the surface units Push in control kn ,bs before turning them to a setting. You can s st them anywhere between HI and OFF. Surface unit markers The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows which surface unit i: turned on by that knob. Surface heal ing indicator light The SURFACE HEI ,TING Indicator Light on the control panel will gk w when a surface unit is turned on. Burn i md Fire Hazard Be sure all contra 11knobs are turned to OFF and all indicator I ghts are OFF when you are not cooking. Someone could I be burned or a fire could start if a surface lnit is accidentally left ON. Until you get used to 1he settings, use the following as a guide. I :or best results, start cooking at the high sett ng; then turn the control knob down to continue :ooking. Product l Medium-high To h )Id a rapid boil. To fr 4 chicken or pancakes. l For ! iravy, pudding and icing. Medium (opposite OFF) l To c )ok large amounts of vegetables. l To k#?ep food cooking after Medium-low stat-l na it on a hiaher settina. until LO / l T,“,;;e; fc;cTrm l l I- Cookware tips Select a pan that is a lout the same size as the surface unit. l NOTE: For best resu Its and greater energy efficiency, use only fl St-bottomed utensils that make good contact wi :h the surface units. Utensils with rounded warped, ridged (porcelain enamel-ware) or (lented bottoms could cause severe overhe? ting, which damages the utensil and/or surface unit. Woks, canners and teakettles with flat bottoms suitable for u ;e on your cooktop are now available in most houseware stores and departments. l The pan should have straight sides and a tightfitting lid. 9 Choose medium to k eavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly ligl It-weight. l The pan material (rnc tal or glass) affects how fast heat transfers fror I the surface unit through the pan material and t ow evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom. (:hoose pans that provide the best cooking resul :s. l Handles should be rn, Ide of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan. l 8 l Damage Hazard If 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, stat-l 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 can overheat and may damage the utensil or surface unit. Home l l l l l l cannhrg information Use flat-bottome zl canners/pans for best results. Use the largest surface unit for best results. Also, use a canner/pan which can be centered over the surface L nit and which does not extend more than one inch outside surface unit area. Large diamt ter canners/pans, if not properly centered trap heat and can cause damage to the COI)ktop. Do not place canner on two surface units at the same time. Tc o much heat will build up and will damage the CIloktop. Start with hot water. This reduces the time the control is set on h gh. Reduce heat setting to lowest position needed to keep water boiling. Keep reflector bc IWIS clean for best heat reflection. To prolong the life of the elements: - Prepare small I batches at a time. - Do not use elel nents for canning all day. Positioning racks 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. If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the installation of a Canning Kit. Order the kit (Part No. 242905) from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. and pans For baking/roasting with one rack, place the rack so the top of tf e food will be centered in the oven. Rack placement fc r 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. l RACK POSITION Frozen pies, large roasts, Lowest level or 2nd level from bottom Angel and bundt cakes, most quick breads yeast 2nd level from bottom Cookies, biscuits, 2nd or 3rd level from bottom nuffins, When baking on tu ro racks, arrange racks on bottom and third lev al from bottom. NOTE: For recommended rack placement when broiling, see “Broilin J rack position chart” on page 14. For best air circulation Hot air must circulate i .round the pans in the oven for even heat to I each all parts of the oven. This results in better b lking. l Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l For best results, all DW 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of space ar#)und each pan and between pans and o Ien 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 he oven rack. Two pans Place in opposite corr ers of the oven rack. Three or four pans Place in opposite corr ers on each oven rack. Stagger pans so no pi In is directly over another. Using aluminum foil for baking Use aluminum foil to ( atch 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 i ich (3 cm) larger all around than the dish holdinl j the food. l Do not cover the er rtire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circ Jlation and cause poor cooking results. l Do not line oven bc ttom or entire oven rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking will result. Electrical She lck and Fire Hazard elements because it will damage them and could result in sho :k or fire hazard. IO Setting the clock Push in and turn tt e Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 1. Push in Minute rimer Knob and turn clockwise until ( lock shows the correct time of day. 2. Let the Minute l’imer Knob pop out. Turn clockwise until N inute Timer hand points to OFF. The clock setting will change if you push in the kno 3 when turning. Using the Minute Timer The Minute Timer d )es not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitcht n timer. Set it in minutes up to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set time is up. NOTE: Do not pus I in the knob when setting the Minute Timer, o when stopping the buzzer. Pushing in and turn ng the Minute Timer Knob changes the clock setting. 1. Without pushin 1 it in, turn the Minute Timer Knob counterclol :kwise until the timer hand passes the settir g you want. 2. Without pushin 1 it in, turn the knob back to the setting you w ant. When the tin e is up, a buzzer will sound. To stop the buzz ar, turn the Minute Timer hand to OFF. 11 Baking/roasting Position the rack(s I properly before turning on the oven. To than! e rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. I‘or further information, see “Positioning racks i nd pans” on page 9. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. Set the Oven Tern1 Nerature Control to the baking/roasting ten lperature you want. The OVEN HEATING II dicator Light will come on. The oven is prehe: ted when the OVEN HEATING lndicato Light first goes off. NOTE: Do not pret Ieat oven when roasting or cooking items suet as casseroles. Put food in the OVEn. During baking/rc asting, the elements will turn on and off to r maintain the temperature setting. The OVEh HEATING Indicator Light will turn on and off with the elements. NOTE: The top el zment helps heat during baking/roasting, )ut does not turn red. 5. When baking/roasting is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. TI le OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Adjusting the oven temperature Oven temperature c( 1ntrol.swill gradually shift after years of use. Ss1, even though your new oven is propery adju ;ted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the (lven for a period of time, you are not satisfied witl- the temperature settings, you can change the1 n by following these steps: 1. Turn the Oven Tl?mperature Control Knob to the off position. Full knob straight off and flip it over. 12 control Loosen the locking screws inside the control knob. Note the I Bosition of the notches. To lower the te nperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about 5°F (2.5%). To raise the ter rperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch clockwise. Each notch equi 11sabout 5°F (2.5%). Tighten the locking screws and replace the control knob. Locking Notches \Tooth Broiling 1. Position the rat k properly before turning on the oven. Positi >n rack so that the surface of the food is at le; st 3 inches (7.4 cm) away from the broil elc !ment. See “Broiling rack position chart” o 1 page 14. 2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack. 3. Close the door 1o the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches [ IO.2 cm]). The door will stay open by itself. 4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to BROI _. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light Mill come on. NOTE: Do not preheat oven when broiling. 5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and Ov an Temperature Control to OFF. The OVEF HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Custom bro I If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control tour terclockwise until the OVEN HEATING lndicat x Light goes off. l If you want the fo Id to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Ter tperature Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and 163°C). These temperature settil tgs allow the broil heating element to cycle ; rnd to slow cooking. The lower the temperature, he slower the cooking. l Fish and chicken are some foods that may cook better if you use I )wer broiling temperatures. The Oven Select0 * must be on BROIL for all broiling temperat! Ires. l NOTE: Leave the r ,ven door partly open whenever using the over to broil. This allows the oven to maintain proper ‘emperatures. 13 Broiling rack RACK POSITION FROM BOlTOM 4 3 2 Broiling position chart “YPE OF FOOD/ I IONENESS I iamburger patties and 1?in steaks, %” thick or I ?SS oQ- 1luickly searing food, rare Ind medium steaks, nedium patties, ham slices, ish steaks, frankfurters Qo- Nell-done steaks and latties, lamb chops, split :hicken, pork steaks and :hops, whole fish tips Use the broiler pan md arid for broilina. Thev are designed to’drai 1 excess liquid ani fat away from the cooki ig surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fir ?. . Refer to a broiling c iarl in a reliable cookbook for correct broiling ti nes. l After broiling, remI )ve the broiler pan from the oven when you rem )ve the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if y N leave it in the heated oven. l Energy swing l 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. tips Although the energy I lsed for cooking is usually a very small percentagl? of the total energy used in the home, cooking er ergy can be used efficiently. Here are some tips t( help you save energy when using your cool :ing product. l Use pans with flat t ottoms, straight sides and tight-fitting lids. . Match the pan to tt e surface unit size. l Cook with a minim1 rm of liquid or fat to help shorten cooking tine. . Preheat pans only Nhen recommended and for the shortest time pclssible. 9 Start food on highs r heat settings, then set surface unit control on low or off to finish cooking. Use retair ed heat for cooking when possible. l Use the more effici snt surface units instead of the oven when poe sible. 14 Fire Hazard l . Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled pan on the unit. l “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking results. Rely on your timer to keep track of the cooking time. l Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm. Best time is after a meal has been cooked in it. l Preheat the oven no longer than necessary. l 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. l Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or cooking items such as casseroles. l Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. Using the automatic MEALTIMER’” clock The automatic MEAL TIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set even when you are not arc und. Timed baking/roa: ting is ideal for foods which do not require a prer eated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do I lot use the timed cycle for cakes, cookies, etc .. . undercooking will result. Before using the MEALTIMER clock, make sure the clock is s( t to the correct time of day. (See “Setting tt e clock” on page 11.) To delay stalt automatically: and stop 1. Position the ove i rack(s) properly and place the food in the 01 en. 2. Push in and turf I the Start Time Knob clockwise to the time you want baking/ roasting to start. 3. Push in and turl I the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. 4. Set the Oven Se ector to TIME BAKE. 5. Set the Oven Te nperature Control to the baking/roasting 13mperature you want. The oven will now stz rt and stop automatically. The OVEN HEA’rlNG Indicator Light will come on when the stal t time is reached. 6. After baking/roil-sting is done or to cancel the setting at al by time, turn both the Oven Selector and Ov ?n Temperature Control to OFF. 15 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. now Position the ove I rack(s) properly and place the food in the ov ?n. 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. Set the Oven Sell actor to TIME BAKE. Set the Oven Ten lperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. After baking/roa: ;ting is done or to cancel the setting at an!’ time, turn both the Oven Selector and the ()ven Temperature Control to OFF. To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEAL1 IMER’” control: . Do not let most 1 INFROZEN food stand for more than two hc urs before cooking starts. l Do not allow foot to remain in oven for more than two hc urs after the end of cooking cycle. NOTE: Do not use foe Ids that will spoil while waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are: dishes with milk or eg JS, cream soups, and cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing baking powder or yea ;t will not rise properly when cooked using df lay start. 16 The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven throuah a vent under the riaht rear surface unit. You ian cook on the unit 0; 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. Oven vent / NOTE: Plastic utensi s left over the vent can melt. I Burn a id Fire Hazard If you leave a uter sil on the right rear surface unit, use f lotholders when moving it. Pan handles ca I become hot enough to burn. Keep flammable r materials away from oven vent. Failure to do so Ci In result in burns or a fire. Optional door panel pat If you would like to cl range the color of your oven door glass to white 0’ almond, you can order one of these kits: l White (Kit No. 814( 71) . Almond (Kit No. 81 $072) from your Whirlpool I Iealer. The kits include easy installation instructior IS. 17 Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle I II In This Sec:tion Page How the cycle wo rks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Setting the controls Before Special you start . ,......................,...................... 10 . . . . .._................................... Page 19 tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 The Self-Cleaning cy;le saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like with the other functions of your range, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easyto-use controls. Plea: e review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless. How the cycle works The Self-Cleaning cyc le uses very high heat to burn away soil and gr ?ase. During the cycle, the oven gets much hotte’ than it does for normal baking or broiling. Thi 5 high heat breaks up the soil or grease and but ns it away. You can adjust the :ycle time to the amount of soil in your oven. You can set the cycle time anywhere between 2 md 4 hours. (See ‘Setting the controls” on page 19.) The graph at the right is representative of a normal, 3-hour Self-C eaning cycle. Note that the heating stops when th s 3-hour setting is up, but it takes longer for the o\ en to cool enough to unlock. Before you 1 START start Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle, make sure you: l Hand-clean the are; .s shown. They do not get hot enough during tf e cleaning cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot vater and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pat I for cleaning. NOTE: DO NOT cle: n, move or bend the seal. Poor cleaning, bakin J and roasting may result. DO NOT hand-clean seal Hand-clean frame Hand-clean door around edge 18 3 Time ltt Hours STOP Remove the broiler pan grid and any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: You can clew .n the broiler pan (without grid) in the oven if ye)u have first removed most of the soil by hand-c leaning or a dishwasher. If most of the soil is nc t removed, too much smoking will occur. ‘-he chrome broiler pan grid will discolor if cleant,d in the Self-Cleaning cycle. l Wipe out any loose! soil or grease. This will help reduce smoke luring the cleaning cycle. . Remove the oven I acks from the oven if you want them to rema in shiny. You can clean the oven racks in the SC!If-Cleaning cycle, but they will become harder o slide. (See page 23.) If you clean racks in tl re Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2 id and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counter I from bottom to top.) l Heat and odors an normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. Kes p the kitchen well ventilated by opening a windo Y or by turning on a vent hood or other kitchc n vent during the cycle. l Setting l l l Personal Injury and 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 open safely. 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. Chrome reflector bowls must not be cleaned in the oven. They will discolor. the controls 2. Make sure the ck ck, Start and Stop Times all have the correct time of day. 3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise 2 or 3 iours. l Use 2 hours for ight soil. l Use 3 hours or I nore for moderate to heavy soil. NOTE: Make sun the Start Time Knob is not pushed in. 19 4. Lift the panel be ween the oven door and the control panel. Mc lve the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean f o&ion. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light w II come on. 5. When the oven :emperature goes above normal baking/r Dasting temperatures, the LOCKED lndicat )r Light will come on. When the LOCKED Ind cator Light comes on, you cannot open the door or move the Lock Lever. 6. After the Self-C eaning cycle is completed and the oven hz s cooled sufficiently, the LOCKED lndicat )r Light will go off. You can then move the Lcck Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to 0 qF. 7. After the oven i i cool, wipe off any residue or ash with a dar ip cloth. If needed, touch up spots with a soal by steel-wool pad. To stop the ISelf-Cleaning cycle at any time: 1. Push in and turl I the Stop Time Knob clockwise until i points to the correct time of day. 2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to 0 qF. When the oven has cooled sufficient1 1, the LOCKED Indicator Light will go off a id you can move the Lock Lever back to thr left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it move s easily. Special l l l l 20 1 ips Keep the kitchen ‘veil ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to ielp get rid of heat, odors and smoke. After the oven is cool, wipe up any residue or ash with a damp c 10th. Clean the oven bc fore it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very s( liled oven takes longer and results in more srr oke than usual. If the Self-Cleanin J cycle does not get the oven as clean as you e: :pected, the cycle may not have been set Ion 1 enough or you may not have prepared the oven properly. Set the SelfCleaning cycle lor ger the next time and handclean areas notec on page 18. Caring For Your Range In This Section Page Surface units and -etlector bowls ................... 21 Cleaning chart ..... ............................................. 23 Your range is designs do most cleaning with home. Cleaning your soiling occurs will hell operating like new. Surface Page The oven light ........ .. .......... .. ...... . .... .. .. .. 24 d for ease of care. You can items found around your ‘ange whenever spills or I to keep it looking and units and reflector 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. bowls Removing 1. Make sure all surf ace units are off and cool before removing s rrface units and reflector bowls. 2. Lift the edge of th ? unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the element holddown clip and the reflector bowl. 3. Pull the surface u lit straight away from the receptacle. 4. Lift out the reflec or bowl. See “Cleaning chart” on page 23 for CIEaning instructions. 21 Replacing 1. Make sure all sur ace units are off and cool before replacing s Jrface units and reflector bowls. 2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl with the surface unit recefz tacle and the element holddown clip. 3. Hold the surface I rnit as level as possible with the terminal just s at-ted into the receptacle. Push the surface Jnit terminal into the receptacle. 4. When terminal is 1jushed into the receptacle as far as it will go, push down the edge of the surface unit oppo: ;ite the receptacle. The element hold-dow 1 clip will keep the surface unit from moving i rround. NOTE: Reflector bov~ls reflect heat back to the utensils on the surfac:e units. They also help catch spills. When th ?y are kept clean, they reflect heat better and look new longer. If a reflector bowl (lets discolored, some of your utensils may not be f at enough, or some may be too large for the sum Ice unit. In either case, some of the heat tha ‘s meant to go into or around a utensil goe ; down and heats the reflector bowl. This extra heat can discolor it. 22 Cleaning chart Use the following tal )le to help you clean your range. PART HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE 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 knobs Sponge and warm, soapy water Control panel Sponge and warm, soapy water OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner 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 surface! (other than contra panels) Sponge and warm, soapy water Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. USE nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas. l 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 l l l l l Chrome bowls reflect01 Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Spatters or spills will burn off. Do not immerse in water. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Clean frequently. l Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. . Do not clean in Self-Cleaning oven. l l Broiler pan and grid (clean after each use) Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT CLEAN in Self-Cleaning cycle. (See note on page 19.) Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water OR Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. OR l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning 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. The Self-Cleaning cycle Oven door glass Oven cavity Paper towel and spray glass cleaner OR Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Self-Cleaning cycle l l l l l Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. See “Using The Self-Cleaning 18-20. Cycle” on pages 23 The oven light The oven light will COIne on when you open the oven door. l l Electric al Shock and Persona 1Injury Hazard Make sure oven rnd light bulb are cool and power to the range has been turned OFF before repla zing the light bulb. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or burns. The bulb cover IT ust be in place when using the oven. 1 he cover protects the bulb from breakir g, and from high oven temperatures. Be cause bulb cover is made of glass, bc! careful not to drop it. Broken glass COLId cause injury. To replace thl! oven light: 1. Disconnect applia ice at main power supply. 2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven by screwi ig it out counterclockwise. 3. Remove the light t ulb from its socket. Replace the bulb \rrith a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in clockwise. Reconnect appliance at the main power supply. NOTE: The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. 24 If You Need Assistance Or Sewice This section is design led to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, tt eir 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 nur lbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request. 1. Before cal ing for assistance ... Performance probler is often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please check the chart belo v for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. POSSIBLE PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION The unit is not wired into a live circuit with proper voltage. Wire the unit into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. You have not turned the Oven Selector to BAKE or BROIL. Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting. You have set a delayed start time. Wait for the start time to be reached. You have not turned the Oven Temperature Control Knob to a temperature setting. Turn the Oven Temperature the desired setting. You have not set the automatic MEALTIMERTM clock correctly. You have not set the automatic MEALTIMER clock’s Stop or Stat-l Time Knobs at the correct time of day. Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See “Using the automatic MEALTIMER’” clock” on page 15.) 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. The surface unit!; 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 22.) 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 sening. Nothing operate will The oven will not operate - continued Control to on next page 25 PROBLEM Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate Cooking results are not what you expected 26 --I POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION You have not set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN. Set both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control 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 Lock Lever 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. Reset the Start Time Knob to show the correct time of day. Pull knob out all the way. The Stop Time Dial is not set ahead to the time you want the cleaning cycle to stop. See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on page 19 for proper setting instructions. The range is not level. Level range. (See Installation The oven temperature low or too high. seems too Instructions.) Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 12.) You have not preheated the oven 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 pans are not the type or size recommended in the recipe. Refer to a reliable cookbook for recommended 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 (2.5 cm). The cooking utensils are not the proper shape or do not fit the surface units being used. Use cooking utensils with smooth, flat bottoms that fit the surface units being used. 1 2. If you need assistance ... Call Whirlpool Cons Jmer Assistance Center telephone number. I Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: l-81 10-253-l 301 and talk with one of o Jr trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, .ecommend a qualified service company in yc Iur area. If you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistar ce Representative Whirlpool Corporati In 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml ‘I9022 Please include a dayt me phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service ... \ Vhirlpool has a nationwide YI I etwork of authorized ,E~ic, \ VhirlpoolSM service compaI ies. Whirlpool service w t ?chnicians are trained to fulfill the product warr, inty and provide afterwarranty service, anylvhere in the United States. To locate the authoriz sd Whirlpool service company in your area call our Consumer Assistance Center telc iphone number (see Step 2) or look in YOUI telephone director-y Yellow Pages under: ‘dl ‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR See: WhIrlpool Appkmces or Authorized Whirlpool Service (Example: XYZ Serwce Co.) . WASHING DRYERS, 4. If you need FSP@ replacement parts . . . FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If vou are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . 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. MACHINES 8 SERVICE & REPAIR See: Whirlpool Appkmes or Authormd Whirlpool Serwce (Example: XYZ Serwce Co ) 27 WHIRLPOOL” Electric Cooking Product Warranty LENGTH OF WAF RANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Pure tase FSP replacement WHIRLPOOL parts for control knobs. WI1 L NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to 1. Correct the ir rstallation of the cooking product. 2. Instruct you I IOW to use the cooking product. 3. Replace hou ;e fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Replace owr er accessible light bulbs. B. Repairs when tie cooking product is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and deli very. 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 aF proved by Whirlpool. E. Any labor costs during limited warranty. F. Repairs to pat-t! or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. s-92 WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL -....--- CORI’ORATION UAMAGES. Some z tates 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 othe rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United ! ;tates, 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 Service” section of this book. After checking “Assistance or Service,” addition al help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, fro-n anywhere in the U.S. PART NO. 3183787 Rev. A 0 1992 WhIrlpool Corporation @ RegisleredTrademarkfTM TrademarkEM Service Mark of Whtrlpool Corporaton Printed I” U.S.A.