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GAS RANGE
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ............................................ 2
MODEL SF362BEG
TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS
INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND KEEP
THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
RANGE SAFETY ......................................................................... 3
The Anti-Tip Bracket ....................................................................4
PARTS AND FEATURES ............................................................ 5
COOKTOP USE........................................................................... 6
Cooktop Controls.........................................................................6
Surface Burners ...........................................................................6
Lift-up Cooktop ............................................................................7
Home Canning .............................................................................7
Cookware .....................................................................................8
Electronic Clock/Timer.................................................................8
Display..........................................................................................8
Clock ............................................................................................8
Timer.............................................................................................9
Oven Temperature Control ..........................................................9
BEFORE USING ........................................................................ 10
Aluminum Foil.............................................................................10
Positioning Racks and Bakeware ..............................................10
Meat Thermometer.....................................................................10
Bakeware....................................................................................11
Oven Vent...................................................................................11
OVEN USE................................................................................. 11
Preheating ..................................................................................11
Baking and Roasting..................................................................11
Broiling........................................................................................11
RANGE CARE ........................................................................... 12
Self-Cleaning Cycle....................................................................12
General Cleaning........................................................................13
Oven Light ..................................................................................14
Oven Door ..................................................................................15
Storage Drawer ..........................................................................15
TROUBLESHOOTING............................................................... 16
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ..................................................... 17
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 20
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RANGE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
• Do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list
of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and
requires businesses to warn of potential exposure to such substances.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or
other reproductive harm.
This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene, formaldehyde,
carbon monoxide, toluene, and soot.
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The Anti-Tip Bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door
without the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
Reconnect the anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
See the installation instructions for details.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children
and adults.
Anti-Tip Bracket
Making sure the anti-tip bracket is installed:
• Slide range forward.
• Look for the anti-tip bracket securely attached to floor.
• Slide range back so rear range foot is under anti-tip bracket.
Range Foot
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the
range, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
■ WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
TIPPING OF THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE
SECURED BY PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTI-TIP
DEVICES. TO CHECK IF THE DEVICES ARE
INSTALLED PROPERLY, SLIDE RANGE FORWARD,
LOOK FOR ANTI-TIP BRACKET SECURELY
ATTACHED TO FLOOR, AND SLIDE RANGE BACK
SO REAR RANGE FOOT IS UNDER ANTI-TIP
BRACKET.
■ CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to
children in cabinets above a range or on the
backguard of a range – children climbing on the
range to reach items could be seriously injured.
■ Proper Installation – The range, when installed, must
be electrically grounded in accordance with local
codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. Be sure the
range is properly installed and grounded by a
qualified technician.
■ This range is equipped with a three-prong grounding
plug for your protection against shock hazard and
should be plugged directly into a properly grounded
receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding prong
from this plug.
Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing the
appliance.
■ Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating the
Room.
■ Injuries may result from the misuse of appliance doors
or drawers such as stepping, leaning, or sitting on the
doors or drawers.
■ Maintenance – Keep range area clear and free from
combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
■ Storage in or on the Range – Flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven or near surface units.
■ Top burner flame size should be adjusted so it does
not extend beyond the edge of the cooking utensil.
For self-cleaning ranges –
■ Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler pan
and other utensils. Wipe off all excessive spillage
before initiating the cleaning cycle.
■
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed. The
locations and appearances of the features shown here may not match your model.
Control Panel
1. Left Rear Burner Control
2. Left Front Burner Control
3. Right Front Burner Control
4. Right Rear Burner Control
5. Surface Burner Locator
Range
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Oven Vent
Left Rear Surface Burner
Left Front Surface Burner
Surface Burner Grate
Anti-Tip Bracket
Door Stop Clip
7. Model and Serial Number Plate
(behind left side of storage drawer)
8. Storage Drawer
9. Oven Control
10. Right Rear Surface Burner
11. Right Front Surface Burner
12. Cooktop Control Panel
13. Door Gasket
14. Self-Clean Latch
(on some models)
15. Gas Regulator
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Power failure
COOKTOP USE
Cooktop Controls
WARNING
In case of prolonged power failure, the surface burners can be lit
manually. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn knob
counterclockwise to LIGHT. After burner lights, turn knob to
setting.
REMEMBER: When range is in use or (on some
models) during the Self-Cleaning cycle, the entire
cooktop area may become hot.
Surface Burners
Fire Hazard
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the
edge of the pan.
Turn off all controls when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or fire.
Electric ignitors automatically light the surface burners when
control knobs are turned to LIGHT.
Before setting a control knob, place filled cookware on the grate.
Do not operate a burner using empty cookware or while the grate
is unoccupied.
IMPORTANT: Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air around the burner grate edges.
Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the oven and
cooktop are cool. Do not use oven cleaners, bleach or rust
removers.
SEALED SURFACE BURNERS (on some models)
Burner cap: Always keep the burner cap in place when using a
surface burner. A clean burner cap will help prevent poor ignition
and uneven flames. Always clean the burner cap after a spillover
and routinely remove and clean the caps according to the
“General Cleaning” section.
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To Set:
1. Push in and turn knob counterclockwise to LIGHT.
All four surface burners will click. Only the burner with the
control knob turned to LIGHT will produce a flame.
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2
2. Turn knob anywhere between HIGH and LOW. Use the
following chart as a guide when setting heat levels.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED USE
LIGHT
■
Light the burner.
HIGH
■
Start food cooking.
■
Bring liquid to a boil.
■
Hold a rapid boil.
■
Quickly brown or sear food.
■
Fry or sauté foods.
■
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
■
Stew or steam foods.
■
Keep food warm.
■
Melt chocolate or butter.
■
Simmer.
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3
BETWEEN
HIGH and LOW
LOW
1. Burner cap
2. Burner base
3. Alignment pins
4. Ignitor
5. Gas tube opening
Gas tube opening: Gas must flow freely throughout the gas tube
opening for the burner to light properly. Keep this area free of
soil and do not allow spills, food, cleaning agents or any
other material to enter the gas tube opening. Protect it from
spillovers by always using a burner cap.
1
2
1. 1-1¹⁄₂" (25-38 mm)
2. Burner ports
Burner ports: Check burner flames occasionally for proper size
and shape as shown above. A good flame is blue in color, not
yellow. Keep this area free of soil and do not allow spills, food,
cleaning agents or any other material to enter the burner ports.
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To Clean:
1. Remove the burner cap from the burner base and clean
according to “General Cleaning” section.
2. Clean the gas tube opening with a damp cloth.
3. Clean clogged burner ports with a straight pin as shown. Do
not enlarge or distort the port. Do not use a wooden
toothpick. If the burner needs to be adjusted, contact a
trained repair specialist.
4. Close the cooktop.
5. Replace surface burner grates.
6. Turn on the burner. If the burner does not light, do not service
the open burner yourself. Contact a trained repair specialist.
Lift-up Cooktop
(on some models)
The lift-up cooktop provides easy access for cleaning beneath.
Be careful not to drop the cooktop. Damage could occur to the
finish and the cooktop frame. For more information, see the
“General Cleaning” section.
To Lift:
1. Lift up the cooktop by both front corners until the supports
lock into place.
4. Replace the burner cap, making sure the alignment pins on
the cap are properly aligned with the burner base.
1
2
1. Incorrect
2. Correct
To Replace:
5. Turn on the burner. If the burner does not light, check cap
alignment. If the burner still does not light, do not service the
sealed burner yourself. Contact a trained repair specialist.
1. Lift the cooktop from both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them.
2. Slowly lower the cooktop into place.
Home Canning
OPEN SURFACE BURNERS (on some models)
Burner ports: Check burner flames occasionally for proper size
and shape as shown below. A good flame is blue in color, not
yellow. Keep this area free of soil and do not allow spills, food,
cleaning agents or any other material to enter the burner ports.
Ports
1 "
2
To Clean:
1. Remove the surface burner grates.
2. Lift-up the cooktop. See the “Lift-up Cooktop” section.
3. Clean clogged burner ports with a straight pin as shown. Do
not enlarge or distort the port. Do not use a wooden
toothpick. If the burner needs to be adjusted, contact a
trained repair specialist.
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches.
This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool.
■ Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking
area or element. Canners should not extend more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm) outside the cooking area.
■
Do not place canner on two surface cooking areas, elements
or surface burners at the same time.
■
On ceramic glass models, only use flat-bottomed canners.
■
On coil element models, the installation of a Canning Unit Kit
is recommended. If not installed, the life of the coil element
will be shortened. See “Assistance or Service” for ordering
instructions.
■
For more information, contact your local U.S. Government
Agricultural Department Extension Office. Companies that
manufacture home canning products can also offer
assistance.
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Cookware
Electronic Clock/Timer
IMPORTANT: Never leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, a wellfitting lid and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper
may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used
as a base it can leave permanent marks on the cooktop or grates.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A non-stick finish has
the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a non-stick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
characteristics.
(on some models)
COOKWARE
CHARACTERISTICS
Aluminum
■
Heats quickly and evenly.
■
Suitable for all types of cooking.
■
Medium or heavy thickness is best for
most cooking tasks.
■
Heats slowly and evenly.
Cast iron
1. Clock
2. Display
3. Increase
4. Decrease
5. Timer
Display
When power is first supplied to the appliance, everything on the
display will light up for 5 seconds. Then “PF” will appear on the
display.
Any other time “PF” appears, a power failure occurred. Reset the
clock. See “Clock” section.
When the oven is not in use, the display will show the time of day.
■
Good for browning and frying.
■
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
■
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
■
Ideal results on low to medium heat
settings.
Copper
■
Heats very quickly and evenly.
This is a 12 hour clock and does not show a.m. or p.m.
Earthenware
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
To Set:
■
Use on low heat settings.
Porcelain
enamel-on-steel
or cast iron
■
See stainless steel or cast iron.
Before setting, make sure the oven and Timer are off.
1. Press CLOCK.
The colon will flash during Clock programming.
Stainless steel
■
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
■
A core or base of aluminum or copper on
stainless steel provides even heating.
Ceramic or
Ceramic glass
Clock
2. Press the “up” (▲) or “down” (▼) arrow pads to set the time
of day.
The time can be changed in either small or 10 minute
increments by pressing a pad briefly or by pressing and
holding a pad.
3. Press CLOCK. The colon will stop flashing when the Clock is
active.
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Timer
The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds or hours and
minutes and counts down the set time. The Timer does not start
or stop the oven.
To Set:
1. Press TIMER.
The colon will flash during Timer programming.
2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to set length of time.
3. Press TIMER.
The Timer will begin counting down 5 seconds after the time
is set.
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration (on models with
electronic clock/timer):
1. Press and hold CLOCK until the oven display shows the
current calibration, for example, “00”, if not yet adjusted or
about 5 seconds.
2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to increase or to
decrease the temperature in 5°F amounts. The adjustment
can be set between 35°F and -35°F.
3. Press CLOCK to enter the new temperature.
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration (on models with
manual oven control):
1. Make sure the oven temperature control knob is in the OFF
position. Pull oven temperature control knob straight off and
turn it over.
To display the time of day while the Timer is counting down,
press CLOCK. Time of day will be displayed 5 seconds
before returning to the Timer countdown.
When there is one minute of time remaining, a single tone will
sound and the display will begin counting down in seconds.
When the Timer reaches zero, the display will show “End”
and four 1-second tones will sound.
To Cancel: Press TIMER twice in the Timer mode.
Oven Temperature Control
IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven
temperature because opening the oven door and element or
burner cycling may give incorrect readings.
The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook
faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature
calibration can be adjusted. It can be changed in Fahrenheit only.
A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed
amount. No sign means the oven will be warmer by the displayed
amount. Use the following chart as a guide.
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the oven temperature
control knob.
2
1
ADJUSTMENT °F
COOKS FOOD
10°F
...a little more
20°F
...moderately more
30°F
...much more
-10°F
...a little less
To raise the temperature, hold the knob handle firmly and turn
the skirt clockwise to move the tooth a notch to the right.
-20°F
...moderately less
Each notch equals about 5°F.
-30°F
...much less
1. Locking Screws
2. Notches
3. Adjust temperature.
To lower the temperature, hold the knob handle firmly and
turn skirt counterclockwise to move the tooth a notch to the
left.
2
1
3
1. Notches
2. Tooth
3. Skirt
4. Tighten the locking screws and replace knob.
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BAKEWARE
BEFORE USING
Odors are normal when the range is new. This happens the first
time the oven is used.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to
certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and well
ventilated room.
Aluminum Foil
IMPORTANT: Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil,
liners or cookware because permanent damage will occur to the
oven bottom finish.
■ Do not block or cover the oven bottom vents.
■
Do not cover entire rack with foil because air must be able to
move freely for best cooking results.
■
To catch spills, place foil on rack below dish. Make sure foil is
at least 1 in. (2.5 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned
up at the edges.
Positioning Racks and Bakeware
IMPORTANT: Never place food or bakeware directly on the oven
door or bottom. Permanent damage will occur to the porcelain
finish.
RACKS
Position racks before turning the oven on. Do not move racks
with bakeware on them. Make sure racks are level. To move a
rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge, then lift
out. Use the following illustration and chart as a guide.
FOOD
RACK POSITION
Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys,
angel food cakes
1 or 2
Bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles, meats
2
Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes, nonfrozen pies
2 or 3
Extra large items
6
10
To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow 2 in.
(5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use the
following chart as a guide.
NUMBER OF
PAN(S)
POSITION ON RACK
1
Center of rack.
2
Side by side or slightly staggered.
3 or 4
Opposite corners on each rack. Make sure
that no bakeware piece is directly over
another.
Meat Thermometer
On models without a temperature probe, always rely on a meat
thermometer to determine doneness of meat and poultry. The
internal temperature, not appearance, is what counts. A meat
thermometer is not supplied with this appliance.
■ Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest portion
of the meat or inner thigh or breast of poultry. The tip of the
thermometer should not touch fat, bone or gristle.
■ After reading the thermometer once, push it into the meat
¹⁄₂ in. (1.25 cm) more and read again. If the temperature
drops, cook the meat or poultry longer.
■ Check all meat in two or three places.
Bakeware
OVEN USE
The bakeware material affects cooking results. Follow
manufacturer’s recommendations and use the bakeware size
recommended in the recipe. Use the following chart as a guide.
BAKEWARE/RESULTS
Light colored
aluminum
■ Light golden crusts
■
■
Use temperature and time
recommended in recipe.
■
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
After turning the oven control knob to the desired temperature,
the set temperature will appear in the display for 5 seconds. Then
a preheat conditioning time counts down the approximate
preheat time. This feature is included for your use if you are
baking a food item that requires oven preheating. The oven
control automatically sets preheating times based on the oven
temperature you select, as shown below:
■ For 245ºF and less, the preheating time is 4 minutes.
■
Use suggested baking time.
■
For 250 - 445ºF, the preheating time is 10 minutes.
■
For pies, breads and casseroles,
use temperature recommended in
recipe.
■
For above 450ºF, the preheating time is 15 minutes.
Even browning
Dark aluminum and
other bakeware with
dark, dull and/or nonstick finish
■ Brown, crisp crusts
■
Place rack in center of oven.
Insulated cookie
sheets or baking pans
■ Little or no bottom
browning
■
Place in the bottom third of oven.
■
May need to increase baking
time.
Stainless steel
■ Light, golden crusts
■
May need to increase baking
time.
Stoneware
Crisp crusts
■
Follow manufacturer’s
instructions.
Ovenproof glassware,
ceramic glass or
ceramic
■ Brown, crisp crusts
■
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
■
Preheating
RECOMMENDATIONS
Uneven browning
■
Oven Vent
As the preheat conditioning ends, the time of day reappears. You
will hear a 1-second tone indicating the oven is ready to use.
The electronic control regulates the preheat time and
temperature to maintain a precise temperature range for the best
cooking results. The preheat and set temperatures may be
different at the end of the countdown. This is normal.
Baking and Roasting
Do not place food or cookware directly on the oven door or the
oven bottom.
Before baking and roasting, position the racks according to the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. When roasting, it is
not necessary to wait for the oven to preheat before putting food
in, unless recommended in the recipe.
To Bake or Roast:
1. Push in and turn the oven control knob to the desired
temperature setting.
2. Place food in oven.
The oven burner will cycle on and off to keep the oven
temperature at the setting.
3. Push in and turn oven control knob to OFF when finished.
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Broiling
Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. During broiling, the
broil burner cycles on and off in internals to maintain oven
temperature.
■ Use only the broiler pan and grid provided with the range. It is
designed to drain juices and help prevent spatter and smoke.
1. Oven Vent
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Doing so will cause poor air
circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results. Never set
plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the
oven vent.
■
For proper draining, do not cover the grid with foil. The
bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier
cleaning.
■
Trim excess fat to reduce spattering. Slit the remaining fat on
the edges to prevent curling.
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■
Pull out oven rack to stop position before turning or removing
food. Use tongs to turn food to avoid the loss of juices. Very
thin cuts of fish, poultry or meat may not need to be turned.
■
After broiling, remove the pan from the oven when removing
the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if left in the heated
oven, making cleaning more difficult.
RANGE CARE
Self-Cleaning Cycle
Before broiling, position rack according to Broiling Chart. It is not
necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless
recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in the broiler
pan, then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door.
(on some models)
WARNING
To Broil:
1. Push in and turn oven control knob to BROIL.
2. After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFF.
BROILING Chart
For best results, place food 3 in. (7 cm) or more from the broil
element. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted
for individual foods and tastes. Recommended rack positions are
numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For diagram, see the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
FOOD
RACK
POSITION
Do not touch the oven during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
COOK
TIME
minutes
Side 1
Side 2
Keep children away from oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result
in burns.
Steak
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
medium rare
medium
well done
4
4
4
14-15
15-16
18-19
7-8
8-9
9-10
*Ground meat patties
³|₄ in. (2 cm) thick
well done
4
13-14
7-8
Pork chops
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
4
20-22
10-11
Ham slice, precooked
¹|₂ in. (1.25 cm) thick
4
8-10
4-5
Frankfurters
4
5-7
3-4
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to
the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds
to another closed and well ventilated room.
Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil
results in longer cleaning and more smoke.
Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to
help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air
must be able to move freely. See “Oven Vent(s)” section.
Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The
door gasket is essential for a good seal.
Prepare Oven:
Lamb chops
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
4
14-17
8-9
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
3
4
17-20
11-16
17-20
11-16
4
8-10
4-5
4
16-18
8-9
Fish
Fillets ¹|₄- ¹|₂ in.
(.6-1.25 cm) thick
Steaks ³|₄- 1 in.
(2-2.5 cm) thick
Burn Hazard
■
Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware and,
on some models, the temperature probe from the oven.
■
Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt,
damaging the oven.
■
Remove oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide.
See “General Cleaning” section for more information.
■
Hand clean inside door edge and the 1½ in. (3.8 cm) area
around the inside oven cavity frame, being careful not to
move or bend the gasket. This area does not get hot enough
during self-cleaning to remove soil. Do not let water, cleaner,
etc. enter slots on door frame. Use a damp cloth to clean this
area.
■
Wipe out any loose soil to reduce smoke and avoid damage.
At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain. Staining,
etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. This will not
affect cooking performance.
* Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid.
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Prepare Cooktop and Storage Drawer:
■
■
Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may
melt.
Remove all items from the storage drawer.
How the Cycle Works
IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the
oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and
popping sounds.
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures, burning soil
to a powdery ash.
The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, but the
time can be changed. Suggested clean times are 2 hours 30
minutes for light soil and between 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
30 minutes for average to heavy soil.
Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. Do not wipe down any of the inside surfaces until the oven
has completely cooled down. Applying a cool damp cloth to the
inner door glass before it has cooled completely could result in
the glass breaking.
To Self-Clean:
Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is closed completely
or it will not lock and the cycle will not begin. DOOR
LOCKED/CLEANING light will flash until the door is closed.
1. Push in and turn the oven control knob to CLEAN.
The door will lock within 6 seconds, and OVEN ON and OVEN
HEATING indicator lights will come on.
If the door does not lock, it will try to lock for 1 minute. If the
door fails to lock, the self-cleaning cycle will be canceled and
an error code will be displayed.
2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to select a clean time
between 2 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes.
During the last 30 minutes of the self-cleaning cycle the oven
will start to cool down. The OVEN HEATING light will turn off
and “COOL” appears in the display.
Once the oven goes below the locked temperature, the OVEN
ON light flashes and DOOR LOCKED/CLEANING light turns
off when door unlocks.
3. Turn the oven control knob to OFF when finished cleaning.
The OVEN ON light turns off and the time of day appears in
the display.
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions
on cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES
(on some models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills
may affect the finish.
■ Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or non-abrasive scrubbing
pad:
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
PORCELAIN-COATED GRATES AND CAPS
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the cooktop, grates and caps are cool.
These spills may affect the finish.
To avoid chipping, do not bang grates and caps against each
other or hard surfaces such as cast iron cookware.
Do not reassemble caps on burners while wet.
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
■ Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mildly abrasive
cleanser:
Clean as soon as cooktop, grates and caps are cool.
■
Dishwasher (grates only, not caps):
Use the most aggressive cycle.
SURFACE BURNERS
Sealed Burner models
See “Sealed Surface Burners” section.
Open Burner models
See “Surface Burners” section.
COOKTOP CONTROLS
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
Do not soak knobs.
When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the OFF position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
■ Soap and water or dishwasher:
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.
CONTROL PANEL
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths
or some paper towels. Damage may occur.
■ Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
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OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
Glass cleaner and paper towels or non-abrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
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Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
Oven Light
(on some models)
The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. It will come
on when the oven door is open. It will not work during the SelfCleaning cycle. On some models, when the oven door is closed,
press the manual oven light switch to turn on and off.
OVEN CAVITY
Do not use oven cleaners.
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
■ Self-Cleaning cycle:
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first.
OVEN AND ROASTING RACKS
Self-Cleaning cycle:
■
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first. Remove racks or they will
discolor and become harder to slide. If this happens, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.
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LO
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1. Manual Oven Light Switch (on some models)
Before replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and
the control knobs are off.
To Replace:
1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven
counterclockwise to remove.
Steel wool pad
■
BROILER PAN AND GRID
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
■ Mildly abrasive cleanser:
Scrub with wet scouring pad.
Solution of ¹|₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gallon (3.75 L)
water:
■
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with scouring or steel wool
pad.
Oven cleaner:
■
Follow product label instructions.
Porcelain enamel only, not chrome
Dishwasher
■
STORAGE DRAWER
Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning.
For more information, see “Storage Drawer” section.
■ Mild detergent
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3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket.
4. Replace bulb, then bulb cover by turning clockwise.
5. Plug in range or reconnect power.
Oven Door
3. Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto
front frame support pins. Make sure the hinge hangers are
fully seated and engaged on the support pins.
For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven
door. However, if necessary, follow these instructions. The oven
door is heavy.
Before Removing:
1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at the bottom
corner of the door stop clip.
4. Insert the door stop clip with the angular surface at the top of
the frame hinge slot, then push in the bottom of the clip until
flanges are flush with the front frame.
2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front frame hinge
slot. Take care not to scratch finish.
3. Repeat procedure for other door stop clip.
To Remove:
1. Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with
your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins
while the door is removed from the range.
5. Open the door completely and remove the door removal pins.
Save door removal pins for future use.
6. Close the door.
Storage Drawer
The storage drawer can be removed. Before removing, make sure
drawer is cool and empty.
To Remove:
2. Carefully close the door until it rests against the door removal
pins.
3. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
4. Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge hangers will
slide out of front frame hinge slot. Do not remove door
removal pins until the door is replaced on the range.
1. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop.
2. Lift up the back of the drawer and pull out.
To Replace:
1. Fit the ends of the drawer rails into the guides in the cavity.
2. Slide the drawer closed.
To Replace:
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is
horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge
slots.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop
■
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
■
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■
Has a household fuse been blown or has the circuit
breaker been tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
Cooktop cooking results not what expected
■
Is the proper cookware being used?
See “Cookware” section.
■
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level?
See “Cooktop Controls” section.
■
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
■
On coil element models, is the element inserted properly?
See “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls” section.
Surface burners will not operate
■
Is this the first time the surface burners have been used?
Turn on any one of the surface burner knobs to release air
from the gas lines.
■
Is the control knob set correctly?
Push in knob before turning to a setting.
Are the burner ports clogged?
On sealed burner models, see “Sealed Surface Burners”
section.
On open burner models, see “Surface Burners” section.
■
Oven will not operate
■
Is this the first time the oven has been used?
Turn any one of the surface burner knobs on to release air
from the gas lines.
■
Is the Oven Temperature control set correctly?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
Oven burner flames are yellow or noisy
Surface burner flames are uneven, yellow and/or noisy
■
Are the burner ports clogged?
On sealed burner models, see “Sealed Surface Burners”
section.
On open burner models, see “Surface Burners” section.
■
On models with caps, are the burner caps positioned
properly?
See “Sealed Surface Burners” section.
Is the burner damaged?
On models with caps, look for a warped cap. If cap will not
spin freely on a flat surface, painted side down, the cap is
warped. Switch cap with a different surface burner to check
for further warping. Contact a service technician or see
“Assistance or Service” section.
■
Is propane gas being used?
The appliance may have been converted improperly.
Contact a service technician or see “Assistance or Service”
section.
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Is the burner wet?
Let it dry.
Is propane gas being used?
The appliance may have been converted improperly. Contact
a service technician or see “Assistance or Service” section.
Cooling fan runs during baking, broiling or cleaning
■
It is normal for the fan to automatically run while the oven is in
use to cool the electronic control.
Oven temperature too high or too low
■
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
Display shows messages
■
Is the display showing “PF”, “PF id=27” or “PF id=30”?
There has been a power failure. Clear the display. See
“Display(s)” section. On some models, reset the clock, if
needed. See “Clock” section.
■
Is the display showing a letter followed by a number?
Clear the display. See “Display(s)” section. If it reappears, call
for service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
Surface burner makes popping noises
■
Is the cookware the proper size?
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend
more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) outside the cooking area.
Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate
■
Is the oven door open?
Close the oven door all the way.
■
Has the function been entered?
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” section.
■
On some models, has a delay start Self-Clean cycle been
set?
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” section.
■
On some models, has a delay start been set?
See “Timed Cooking” section.
■
On double oven models, is one oven self-cleaning?
When one oven is self-cleaning, the other oven cannot be set
to self-clean.
Oven cooking results not what expected
■
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
■
Is the proper temperature set?
Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook.
■
Is the proper oven temperature calibration set?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
■
Was the oven preheated?
See “Baking and Roasting” section.
■
Is the proper bakeware being used?
See “Bakeware” section.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
®
®
only use FSP replacement parts. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
®
precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
®
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
Interaction Center telephone number or your nearest Whirlpool
designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Are the racks positioned properly?
See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Is there proper air circulation around bakeware?
See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
■
■
Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan?
Check to make sure batter is level in the pan.
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
■
Is the proper length of time being used?
Adjust cooking time.
■
Has the oven door been opened while cooking?
Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer
cooking times.
■
Are baked items too brown on the bottom?
Move rack to higher position in the oven.
■
Are pie crust edges browning early?
Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories U.S.A.
To order accessories, call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction
Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts.
Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com and click on “Buy
Accessories Online.”
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WHIRLPOOL® COOKTOP, BUILT-IN OVEN AND RANGE WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool Corporation designated service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
On ceramic glass ranges and ceramic glass cooktops, in the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this
appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will
pay for FSP® replacement parts for the CLEANTOP® ceramic glass cooktop.
Whirlpool Corporation warrants that the ceramic glass cooktop will not discolor, the cooktop pattern will not wear off, the rubber seal
between the ceramic glass cooktop and porcelain edge will not crack, the ceramic glass cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock
and the surface unit elements will not burn out. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring, or to replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
2. Repairs when your appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
5. Repairs to CLEANTOP® ceramic glass cooktop or other surfaces if they have not been cared for as recommended in the Use and
Care Guide.
6. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
7. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found
by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-253-1301 (toll-free),
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Write down the following information about your appliance to
better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label/plate, located on your appliance as shown in the
“Parts and Features” section.
Phone number __________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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