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Whirlpool RF396PXV Operating instructions
Use& CareGuide
clock with oven
minute timer
roil element
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Bake element
storage drawer
Using Your Range ............
Using the surface units ........
The electronic oven controls ...
Setting the clock .............
Using the electronic Minute
Timer .....................
Using the Oven Off button .....
Using the oven ...............
Using the electronic automatic
MEALTIMER’” control ......
The storage drawer ...........
Optional rotisserie ............
Optional door panel pat .......
Caring for Your Range ........
Control panel and knobs ......
Cooktop ....................
Using the Self-Cleaning cycle
Cleaning tips ................
Using and replacing the light
bulbs.. ...................
The oven light ...............
If You Need Service
or Assistance
Range Warranty.
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
Please complete
mail the Owner Registration
provided with this product. Then
complete the form below. Have this
information ready if you need service or
call with a queslion.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the oven door on
the frame) and purchase date from
sales slip.
l Keep this book, the Cooking Guide
and sales slip together in a handy
Model Number
Serial Number
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide
label. It will be easier to remove before
the range is used. To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as
described above.
Do not use rubbing alcohol or flammable or toxic solvents, such as
acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage the finish.
Phone Number
You are responsible
l Installing and leveling the range on a
floor strong enough to hold its weight,
and where it is protected from the
elements. (See the Installation
l Making sure the range is not used by
anyone unable to operate it properly.
l Properly maintaining
the range.
l Using the range only for jobs
expected of a home range.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
injury to persons, or damage when using the
range, follow basic precautions,
Read all instructions before using
the range.
Install or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation instructions. It is recommended that the range be installed by a qualified installer. The
range must be properly connected
to electrical supply and grounded.
Do not use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons could
be burned or injured, or a fire could
Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should never
be allowed to sit or stand on any
part of the range. They could be
burned or injured.
Do not wear loose or hanging garments when using the range. They
could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit or heating element and
you could be burned.
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.
Do not store flammable materials
in or near the range. They could
explode or burn.
Do not use water on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flaming pan on cooktop
by covering with a well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming
grease outside of pan can be
extinguished with baking sodaor,
if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Use only dry potholders. Moist or
damp potholders on hot surfaces
may result in burns from steam. Do
not let potholder touch hot heating
elements. Do not use a towel or
bulky cloth for a potholder. They
could catch on fire.
l Select a pan with a flat bottom that
is about the same size as the surface unit. If pan is smaller than the
surface unit, some of the heating
element will be exposed and may
result in the igniting of clothing or
potholders. Correct pan size also
improves cooking efficiency.
l Never leave surface units
unattended at high heat settings.
A boil-over could result and cause
smoking and greasy spill-overs
that may ignite.
l Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
cook-top. Only certain types of
glass, glass ceramic, ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktops without breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
l Turn pan handles inward, but not
over other surface units. This will
help reduce the chance of burns,
igniting of flammable materials,
and spills due to bumping of the pan.
. Use care when opening oven door.
Let hot air or steam escape before
removing or replacing food.
l Do not heat unopened
They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container particles could cause injury.
. Keep range vents unobstructed.
l Always position oven racks in
desired location while oven is cool.
If rack must be moved while oven
is hot, do not let potholder contact
hot heating element in oven.
. Do not touch surface units, areas
Do not clean door seal. It is essennear surface units, heating eletial for a good seal. Care should be
ments or interior surfaces of oven.
taken not to rub, damage, or move
Surface units and heating elethe seal. Clean only parts recomments may be hot even though
mended in this Use and Care
they are dark in color. Areas near
surface units and interior surfaces
Do not use oven cleaners. No comof an oven become hot enough to
mercial oven cleaner or oven liner
cause burns, During and after use,
protective coating of any kind
do not touch, or let clothing or
should be used in or around any
other flammable materials contact
part of the oven.
surface units, areas near elements,
Before self-cleaning the oven,
heating units or interior surfaces of
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven until they have had sufficient
oven racks and other utensils. Do
time to cool. Other surfaces of the
not use your oven to clean misrange may become hot enough to
cellaneous parts.
cause burns: such as, the oven
Do not cook on broken cooktop.
vent opening, the surface near the
If cooktop should break, cleaning
vent opening, the cooktop, the
solutions and spill-overs may
oven door and window.
penetrate the broken cooktop and
create a risk of electric shock.
Contact a qualified technician
Clean cooktop with care. Some
cleaners can produce noxious
fumes if applied to a hot surface.
If a wet paper towel is used to
wipe spills on a hot cooking area,
be careful to avoid steam burns.
Do not store things children might
want above the range. Children
could be burned or injured while
climbing on it.
Using the surface units
Control knobs must be pushed
in before turning them to a setting.
They can be set anywhere between
HI and OFF.
Surface unit markers
The solid dot in the surface unit marker
shows which surface unit is turned on
by that knob.
Surface unit indicator
One of the Surface Unit Indicator Lights
on the control panel will glow when a
surface unit is on.
Hot surface indicator lights
The Hot Surface Indicator Lights on
the cooktop surface will glow when the
surface units are turned on. The Indicator Lights will continue to glow as long
as the surface units are too hot to touch,
even after they are turned off.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are
turned to OFF and all indicator
lights are OFF when you are not
cooking. Someone could be
burned or a fire could start if a
surface unit is accidentally
left ON.
Using Your Range
Until you get used to the settings, use the following
as a guide.
For best results, start cooking at the
high settings; then turn the control knob
down to continue cooking.
Use HI to start foods cooking; to
bring liquids to a boil.
Use MED-HI to hold a rapid boil; to
fry chicken or pancakes.
Use MED for gravy, puddings and
icing; to cook large amounts of
Use MED-LO to keep food cooking
after starting it on a higher setting.
Use LO to keep food warm until
ready to serve. Set the heat higher or
lower within the LO band to keep food
at the temperature you want.
Sliding metal pans on the cooktop
surface could leave marks. Metal marks
can be removed using a special cooktop polishing creme if they are not
heated. Other marks may be permanent. See page 17 for cleaning and
caring suggestions.
Wiping off the cooktop before and
after each use will help keep the
surface free from stains and provide
the most even heating.
The electronic oven controls
There are three parts in the oven control
- The digital display.
-The command buttons.
-The Set Knob.
Instructions for each oven control are
covered on the following pages. Read
them carefully.
When you first plug in the range, the
display will show four flashing 8’s. If,
after you set the clock (page 8) the display again shows four flashing 8’s; your
electricity was off for a while. Reset
the clock.
Operating instructions are provided
for the electronic controls. They are
located on the inside of the flip-top console. Use these flip-top instructions for
quick and easy reference.
NOTE: The surface unit will glow red
when it is turned on. You will see the
element cycling on (glowing red) and
off to maintain the proper temperature
setting you have selected.
Use only flat-bottomed utensils on the
cooktop. Pans without flat bottoms and
spectalty items with rounded or ridged
bottoms (woks or tea kettles) will cause
uneven heating and poor cooking
To check your cookware for flatness,
place a straight-edge across the bottom
of each piece. Move the straight-edge
around. If light shows anywhere
between the pan and the straight-edge,
the pan is not flat. Do not use it.
Utensil bottoms must be clean and
free from nicks and scratches. Heating
a soiled pan can leave a stain on the
cooktop and cause scratches.
Using a pan with a nicked or
scratched bottom could damage
the cooktop.
Digital display/clock
When you are not using the oven, this is
an accurate digital clock. When using
the oven or Minute Timer, the display
will show the time, temperature settings
and what command buttons have been
When showing the time of day, the
display will show the hour and minutes.
When using the Minute Timer, the
display shows minutes and seconds in
the following sequence:
l For settings from 1-59 seconds, each
second will show in the display.
l For settings from l-10 minutes, the
display will increase in 10 second
l For settings from lo-99 minutes, the
display will increase in 1 minute
When using the Bake Hours and/or
Stop Time, the display shows hours and
The small display will show “Err” if
two commands that can not be used
together are entered, such as Bake
and Broil.
Command buttons
The command buttons tell the oven
what to do and in what order. A few
-Time Of Day tells the oven you are
going to set the clock.
-Oven Off tells the oven to turn off.
Each command button (except Oven
Off and Self-Clean) has its own light.
The light comes on when you touch the
command buttons.
Set Knob
Once you’ve pushed a command button to tell the oven what you want it to
do, you’ll use the Set Knob to set a temperature or time. Turning the Set Knob
clockwise increases the number on the
display. Turning the Set Knob counterclockwise decreases the number on the
Using Your Range
Setting the clock
2. While oushinq the Time Of Day
Using the electronic
Minute Timer
1. Push the Min/Sec Timer button.
The TIMER light will come on and
the display will show “0:OO.”
2. Turn the Set Knob until the desired
To cancel the Minute Timer:
l Push the Min/Sec
Timer button and
turn the Set Knob until “0:OO” shows
in the display.
Quickly push the Min/Sec Timer
button twice.
Using the OvenOff button
The Oven Off button will cancel any
command button except for the Min/
Set Timer button. When the Oven Off
button is pushed, “Off” will show in the
large display. The display will then show
the time of day or, if Minute Timer is
also being used, the time remaining.
Using the oven
1. Position the rack(s) properly before
turning on the oven. To change
rack position, lift rack at front and
pull out.
The rack(s) should be placed so
the top of the food will be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least 1% to
2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides
of the pan and the oven walls and
other pans. For more information,
see the Cooking Guide.
2. Push the Bake button. “350°F” will
show in the small display to Indicate
the preset temperature and the
PRE-BAKE and ON lights will
come on.
Using Your Range
3. To cook at a different temperature,
push the Bake button. Turn the Set
Knob until the desired temperature
shows in the small display.
4. The oven is preheated when you
hear three beeps and the PRE- lrght
goes off.
5. Put food in the oven.
During baking, the elements will turn
on and off to keep the oven temperature
at the setting.
The top element helps heat during baking, but does not turn red.
6. When baking is done, push the Oven
Off button. “Off” will show in the display and all other displays will go off.
1. Position the rack before turning the
oven on. See “Broil Chart” in the
Cooking Guide or a reliable cookbook for recommended rack
2. Put the broiler pan and food on
the rack.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches, 10.2 cm).
The door will stay open by itself.
4. Push the Broil button. “brl” will show
in the small display and the BROIL
and ON lights will come on.
5. When broiling IS done, push the
Oven Off button. “Off” will show in
the large display and all other
displays will go off.
Custom broil
If food is cooking too fast, push the
Broil button and turn the Set Knob
counterclockwise until 325°F shows in
the small display. The CUST BROIL
and ON lights will come on.
l If you want food to broil slower from
the star-t, push the Broil button and
turn the Set Knob so a temperature
between 150°F and 325°F (65.5”C
and 162.7%) shows in the small display. The lower the temperature, the
slower the cooking. The CUST BROIL
and ON lights will come on.
NOTE: The door must be partly open
whenever the oven is being used to
broil. Leaving the door open allows the
oven to maintain proper temperatures.
Using the electronic
The automatic MEALTIMER’” control is
designed to turn the oven on and off at
times you set.. .even when you are not
Automatic baking is ideal for foods
which do not require a preheated oven,
such as meats and casseroles. Do not
use the automatic
cycle for cakes,
cookies, etc...undercooking
Using Your Range
To start baking now and stop
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the
right time of day. (See “Setting the
clock” on page 8.)
3. Push the Bake Hours button. “0:OO”
will show in the display and the
BK/HR light will come on.
5. Push the Bake button and set the
in minutes.
The oven will beep three times when
the PRE- light goes off.
7. When the baking time is completed,
the oven will turn off automatically,
beep four times and “End” will show
in the display.
To delay start and stop
I. Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the
right time of day. (See “Setting the
clock” on page 8.)
3. Push the Bake Hours button. “0:OO”
5. Push the Stoo Time button. The
Using Your Range
6. Push the Bake button and set the
desired temperature. The display will
show the time of day and set temperature. The DELAY and BAKE lights
will come on.
7. Changes can be made at any time
by pressing a command button.
9. When the star-l time is reached, the
DELAY light will go off. The display
will show the set temperature and
the time remaining. The BK/HR,
PRE-BAKE and ON lights will come
on. The display will count down in
The oven will beep three times when
the PRE- light goes off.
9. When the baking time is completed,
the oven will turn off automatically,
beep four times and “End” will show
in the display.
To cancel the MEALTIMER’”
control setting:
. Push the Oven Off button. “Off” will
show in the display. The time of day
will then show in the display.
To avoid sickness and food waste
when using the MEALTIMER’”
l Do not use foods
that will spoil
while waiting for cooking to
start, such as dishes with milk
or eggs, cream soups, and
cooked meats or fish. Any food
that has to wait for cooking to
start should be very cold or
frozen before it is put in the
l Do not use foods
baking powder or yeast when
using delay start. They will not
rise properly.
l Do not allow food to remain
oven for more than two hours
after end of cooking cycle.
The oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through a vent on the backguard
below the control panel. The vent is
needed for air circulation. Do not
block the vent. Poor baking can
Burn Hazard
When the oven is ON, pans and
pan handles left near the oven
vent can become hot enough to
burn the user and to melt plastics.
Use pot holders to move pans.
Never store plastics, paper or
other items that could melt or
burn near the oven vent, or any
of the surface units.
Using Your Range
The storage drawer
The storage drawer is for stonng pots
and pans. The drawer can be removed
to make it easier to clean under the
range. Use care when handling the
the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans
before removing drawer. Pull drawer
straight out to the first stop. Lift front
and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all
the way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into
the drawer guides on both sides of
2. Lift drawer front and push in until
metal stops on drawer slide rails
clear white stops on drawer guides.
Lift drawer front again to clear
second stop and slide drawer closed
Optional rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your
oven, you can order a kit (Part No.
242985) from your Whirlpool Dealer.
The kit includes easy installation
Optional door panel pat
If you would like to change the color
of your oven door glass to white or
almond, you can order one of these
kits: White (Kit No. 814069) or Almond
(Kit No. 814070) from your Whirlpool
Dealer, The kits include easy installation instructions.
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.
Control panel and knobs
1. Pull control knobs and buttons
straight off.
2. Use warm soapy water and a soft
cloth, or spray glass cleaner, to wipe
the control panel. Rinse and wipe
3. Wash control knobs and buttons in
warm soapy water. Rinse well and
dry. Do not soak.
4. Push control knobs and buttons
straight back on. Make sure control
knobs point to OFF Make sure
buttons have not turned oven ON. If
oven has been turned on, push Oven
Off button.
Consistent cleaning is essential for
maintaining the glass cooktop.
NOTE: Always follow these directions
when cleaning the cooktop to prevent
staining and damage.
Cleaning before cooking
Make sure the cooktop surface
is clean before using. Wipe cooktop
surface with a clean, damp
paper towel.
NOTE: Do not use a sponge or cloth
containing soap. Soap or soil can
stain the cooktop when heated.
Cleaning spill-overs
The longer you cook with a spill-over
on the cooktop, the harder it will be to
For light spills:
Wipe up light spills with vinegar and a
clean paper towel, when the cooktop
is cool enough not to steam.
Caring For Your Range
For heavy spills:
l Carefully scrape heavy spills using a
single edge razor blade in a holder
while the cooktop is still warm.
Personal Injury Hazard
Allow surface unit and surrounding area to reduce in temperature from hot to warm
before removing heavy or sugary spills. Wear protective
clothing such as oven mitts.
l Do not use cooktop
cleaner on
a hot cooktop. The cleaner may
produce hazardous fumes or
damage the cooktop.
l Do not use the range if the cooktop is cracked or broken.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.
For sugary spills:
Sugary spills can cause pitting on the
cooktop surface. Clean up sugary spills
as soon as possible to avoid pitting.
Clean glass while still warm.
l Carefully scrape off the spill using a
single edge razor blade in a holder.
l Wipe cooktop with a clean, damp
paper towel. Allow cooktop to cool.
Use Cooktop Polishing Creme to
finish the job (see below).
Cleaning after cooking
For stubborn soils, keep a vinegar
soaked paper towel on the stain for
lo-15 minutes. Rub off soil. Rinse
and dry well.
l Use Cooktop Polishing Creme
included with your range. Follow
instructions on the container to
remove metal marks (from copper or
aluminum) right away. If heated they
may never come off.
l Remove areas of discoloration
mineral deposits in water and food,
and dark streaks and specks from use
of incorrect cleaning materials with
polishing creme.
l Tiny scratches
or abrasions are not
removable, but do not affect cooking.
In time, the scratches will become
less visible as a result of cleaning.
To obtain order information for Cooktop
Polishing Creme (Part No. 814009),
write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46305
To avoid damaging the cooktop,
follow these instructions:
l Make sure bottoms
of pans are
clean and dry before using.
l Avoid
spill-overs. Use pans with
tall sides.
l Do not allow anything
that may
melt (plastic, aluminum foil,
sugar or food with high sugar
content) to come into contact
with the surface while it is hot.
w Do not use the cooktop as a
cutting board.
l Do not place food directly
glass cooktop.
l Do not use steel wool, plastic
cleaning pads, powdered
cleansers, chlorine bleach, rust
remover or cleaning products
designed for white ceramic
cooktops. These could damage
the cooktop surface.
l Dropping
heavy or hard objects
on the cooktop can crack it. Be
careful with heavy skillets. Don’t
store jars or cans above the
Using the Self-Cleaning cycle
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very
high heat to burn away soil. Before
you start, make sure you understand
exactly how to use the Self-Cleaning
cycle safely.
Before you start
1. Clean the areas shown by hand.
They do not get hot enough during
the Self-Cleaning cycle for soil to
burn away. Use hot water and
detergent or a soapy steel wool pad
l The inside of the door. (The center
area of the door does not need to
be hand cleaned.)
l The frame around the oven.
Do not clean, move or bend the
fiberglass seal. Poor cleaning and
poor baking will result.
Do clean frame
Do clean door
Do not clean seal
Do not clean
center area
2. Remove the broiler pan and any
pots and pans you may have stored
in the oven.
NOTE: The broiler pan (without grid)
can be cleaned in the oven only if most
of the soil has been removed by handcleaning or a dishwasher. The chrome
broiler grid will discolor if cleaned in
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
3. Wipe out any loose soil or
grease. This will help reduce smoke
during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
4. If the oven has a rotisserie,
make sure the motor socket cover
is closed.
5. If you want the oven racks to
remain shiny, remove from the
oven and clean by hand. Otherwise, put oven racks on second and
fourth guides (guides are counted
from bottom to top). After racks are
Caring For Your Range
cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle,
they become harder to slide. See
page 24.
Turn on a vent hood or other kitchen
vent during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
This will help remove heat and odors
that are normal during the cycle.
Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
Do not touch the oven during
the Self-Cleaning
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 force the Lock Lever, you
could bend or break it. The lever
is designed to stay locked until
the oven is cool enough to
safely open. Wait until it moves
Do not use foil or other liners in
the oven. During the Self-Cleaning cycle foil can burn or melt
and damage the oven surface.
Do not block the vent during the
cycle. Air must
move freely for best cleaning
Do not leave plastic utensils
near the vent. They may melt.
Setting the controls
1. Make sure the clock is set to the right
time of day. (See “Setting the clock”
on page 8.)
2. Move the Lock Lever all the way to
the right-the
Clean positron.
3. Push the Self-Clean button. A 3-hour
Self-Cleaning cycle will be set automatically. “C3:OO” will show in the
large display and “cln” will show in
the small display. The ON light will
come on.
If a cleaning cycle other than 3
hours is desired, push the Self-Clean
button. Turn the Set Knob to the new
time up to 4 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3-4 hours for moderate to
heavy soil.
4. Skip to Step 6 if you want the SelfCleaning cycle to start now.
5. (Option) Delayed clean: Push the
Self-Clean button. Immediately push
the Stop Time button. Immediately
turn the Set Knob to the new stop
time. The DELAY and ST/TM lights
will come on.
After the stop time has been set,
the large display will go back to
showing the current time of day. “cln”
will show in the small display and the
DELAY light will stay on.
6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is
started, the Locked Indicator light will
come on when the oven temperature
exceeds normal baking temperatures. The Lock Lever must not be
moved and the door can’t be opened
when this light is on.
Caring For Your Range
8. When the oven reaches normal
baking temperatures, the Locked
Indicator Light goes off. Move the Lock
Lever back to the left. Do not
force it. Wait until it will move
9. After the oven is cool, wipe off
any residue or ash with a damp
cloth. If needed, touch up spots wrth
a soapy steel wool pad.
Special tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get
rid of heat, odors and smoke.
l Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven
takes longer and results in more
smoke than usual.
l If the Self-Cleaning
cycle doesn’t get
the oven as clean as you expected,
the cycle may not have been set long
enough or you may not have prepared
the oven properly. Set the Self-Cleaning cycle longer the next time and
hand clean areas noted on page 19.
To stop the Self-Cleaning
any time:
1. Push the Oven Off button.
How it works
During the Self-Cleaning cycle, the
oven gets much hotter than it does for
baking or broiling...approximately
875°F (468°C). This heat breaks up
grease and soil and burns it off.
This graph shows approximate
temperatures and times during a
Self-Cleaning cycle for 3 hours.
hour setting
and times)
538’ c
% hr.
1 hr.
1 l/z hrs.
2 hrs
2% hrs.
3 hrs
3’12 hrs.
Notice that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but that it takes longer
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
Caring For Your Range
Control knobs
Clean with warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Do not soak.
Control panel
Clean with warm soapy water or spray
glass cleaner and a soft cloth.
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
l Follow directions provided with
the cleaner.
See pages 17 and 18 for cleaning care
Exterior surfaces (other than
Clean with warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
l Wipe off regularly when cooktop and
oven are cool.
Use a plastic scrubbing pad for heavilysoiled areas.
l Do not use abrasive
or harsh
NOTE: Do not allow food containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato, lemon
juice or milk) to remain on surface.
Acids will remove the glossy finish.
Broiler pan and grid
Clean with warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
l Clean after each use.
l Wash, rinse and dry well
l Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
(See note on page 19.)
Oven racks
Use Self-Cleaning cycle.
l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
Clean with warm soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for heavily-soiled areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor and
be harder to slide when left in the oven
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. If you
want them to stay shiny, remove from
the oven and clean by hand. If racks are
left in the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle, apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the sides of the racks to make
them easier to slide.
Oven door glass
Use spray glass cleaner or warm soapy
water and a plastic scrubbing pad.
l Make sure oven is cool
l Follow directions
provided with the
l Wash, rinse and dry well.
For areas outside the Self-Cleaning
area use warm soapy water or soapy
steel wool pads.
l Follow directions starting on pagel9,
“Using the Self-Cleaning cycle.”
l Do not use commercial
l Do not use foil to line the bottom of
your Self-Cleaning Oven.
Usin and replacing the
light %ulbs
The cooktop light
The fluorescent light is on the top of the
control panel. The Top Light switch is on
the control panel. Push it and hold it for
a second or two to turn on the top light.
Push it again to turn it off.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure power to the range has
been turned OFF at the main
power supply before replacing
the fluorescent tube. Failure to do
so could result in electrical
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at
main power supply.
2. Flip up the top of the control panel.
3. Grasp the fluorescent tube at both
ends. Turn the tube away from you
until both ends come out of the
receptacles. Replace with a 20-watt
cool-white fluorescent tube.
4. Close the top panel. Plug in
appliance or re-connect at main
power supply.
Caring For Your Range
The oven light
The oven light will come on when you
open the oven door. To turn the light
on when the oven door is closed, push
the Oven Light Switch on the control
panel. Push the switch again to turn
off the light.
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb
are cool and power to the oven
has been turned OFF before
replacing the light bulb. Failure
to do so could result in electrical shock or burns.
The bulb cover must be in place
when using the oven. The cover
protects the bulb from breaking,
and from high oven temperatures. Broken glass could cause
To replace
the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at
main power supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover in the back of
the oven by pulling out and pushing
the wire holder to the side.
3. Remove the light bulb from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap the
wire holder in place. Plug in appliance
or re-connect at main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not work
during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance..
We suggest you follow these
five steps:
1. Before
for assistance...
Performance problems often result from
little things you can find and fix without
tools of any kind.
If nothing operates:
Is the power supply cord plugged into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
If the oven will not operate:
l Are the electronic
controls set
correctly? See pages 6-15.
l Have you programmed
a delay
start time?
If surface units will not operate:
Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or crrcuit breaker box?
l Do the control knobs turn?
If surface unit knob(s) will
not turn:
l Did you push in before lrying to turn?
If the Self-Cleaning
cycle will
not operate:
l Does the clock show the right time
of day?
l Is the Lock Lever all the way to
the right?
l Have you set a delay start time?
If cooking results aren’t what you
l Is the range level?
l If needed, have you preheated
oven as the recipe calls for?
l Are you following a tested recipe from
a reliable source?
l Are you using pans recommended
the Cooking Guide?
l If baking, have you allowed 1% to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
l Are the pans the size called for in the
l Do the cooking utensils have smooth,
flat bottoms and fit the surface
elements being used?
If the oven temperature
seems too
low or too high:
l Was your old oven accurate?
Your old
oven may have shifted gradually while
your new oven may be more exact.
l If, after using the oven, you are not
satisfied with the temperature settings,
they can be adjusted by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service technician. (See
“If you need service” on page 28.)
If there has been a power interruption, the display will flash 88:88.
Reset the clock, (page 8).
If “call” shows on the display,
call for service. (See “If you need
on page 28.)
See the Cooking Guide for more
information on cooking problems and
how to solve them.
If You Need Service
Or Assistance
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
service assistance
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
and talk with one of our trained consultants The consultants can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation
from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
4. If you have a problem’...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk
with one of our consultants, or if you
prefer, write:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a
sERVrcs rized WhirlpoolSM
service companies Whirlpool service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our COOL-LINE@
service assistance telephone number
(see Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages under:
5. If you need FSP“
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 COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better
respond to your request for assistance.
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided by an authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when range product is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in
the home.
D. Damage to range product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply
to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
Part No. 3149922
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in USA
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