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Table of Contents
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A Note to You . ................ 3
Range Safety .......... ........ 4
Getting to Know
Your Range .................... 7
Using Your Range ......... 8
Caring for Your
Range .......... ... ............ .. . 19
Troubleshooting
....... ... 25
Requesting
Assistance
or Service .......... ... ........ 27
Index ............... .............. 31
Warranty . ...................... 32
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STANDARD-CLEANING ELECTRIC RANGE
MODELS RF3020XD RF302BXD
NO. 3189066 Rev. A
RF305PXD
Table of Contents
A Note to You ............................................
Range Safety ............................................
Getting to Know Your Range ...................
Using Your Range ....................................
Using the surface units .........................
4
7
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The storage drawer ............................
The anti-tip bracket ............................
17
Optional door panel pat .....................
18
18
Caring for Your Range ............................ 19
Surface units and reflector bowls ........ 19
Positioning racks and pans ................ 10
Lift-up cooktop ...................................
10
Using aluminum foil for baking ........... 11
Removing the oven door .................... 21
Cleaning chart ...................................
22
Baking/roasting
The oven light ....................................
24
For best air circulation
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Adjusting the oven temperature
control ...............................................
13
Broiling
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14
Broiling tips ........................................
16
Energy saving tips .............................
16
The oven vent ....................................
17
21
Troubleshooting ..................................... 25
Requesting Assistance or Service ....... .27
Index ....................................................... 31
Warranty ................................................. 32
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool ranges are easy to use,
save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of troublefree operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about
how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail in the Ownership Registration Card provided with your
appliance. The card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service for
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 7 for location of plate).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
for future
reference.
1-800-253-1301
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Range Safety
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
This symbol alerts you to such dangers
as fire, electrical shock, burns, and
personal injury.
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
Read all instructions before
using the range.
Install or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions. The
range must be installed by a
qualified installer. The range
must be properly connected to
electrical supply and grounded.
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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 intended
use as described in this manual.
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of
tipping the appliance, the appliante must be secured by a
properly installed anti-tip
bracket. To check if the bracket
is installed properly, see “The
anti-tip bracket” on page 18.
CAUTION: Do not store things
children might want above the
range. Children could be burned
or injured while climbing on it.
Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand
on any part of the range. They
could be burned or injured.
Do not operate the range if it is
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Do not touch surface units, areas
near units, heating elements, or
interior surfaces of oven. Surface
units and heating elements may
be hot even though they are dark
in color. Areas near surface units
and interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enough to cause
burns. During and after use, do
not touch or let clothing or other
flammable materials contact
surface units, areas near units,
heating elements, or interior
surfaces of oven until they have
had sufficient time to cool. Other
surfaces of the range, such as the
oven vent opening, the surface
near the vent opening, the cooktop, and the oven door and
window, could also become hot
enough to cause burns.
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Do not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the range.
They could ignite if they touch a
hot surface unit and you could
be burned.
Use only dry pot holders. Moist
or damp pot holders on hot
surfaces could result in burns
from steam. Do not let pot holder
touch hot heating elements. Do
not use a towel or bulky cloth for
a pot holder. It could catch on
fire.
Keep range vents unobstructed.
Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot
contents could cause burns and
container particles could cause
injury.
Use only utensils approved for
oven use. Follow utensil
manufacturer’s instructions,
especially when using glass or
plastic utensils.
Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The
fumes could create an explosion
and/or fire hazard.
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using
the cooktop
Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cooking without reflector bowls
could subject the wiring and
components underneath them
to damage.
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Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners.
Improper installation of these
liners could result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
Select a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
the surface unit. If pan is smaller
than the surface unit, some of the
heating element will be exposed
and could result in the igniting of
clothing or pot holders. Correct
pan size also improves cooking
efficiency.
Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
range. Only certain types of
glass, glass-ceramic, ceramic,
earthenware, or other glazed
utensils are suitable for cooktops
without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature.
Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A
boilover could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers
that could ignite.
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.
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using
the oven
Always position oven rack(s) in
desired location while oven is
cool. If a rack must be removed
while oven is hot, do not let pot
holder contact hot heating
element in oven.
Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam
escape before removing or
replacing food.
Care and cleaning
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Grease
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Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
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Do not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or
fire could result.
Do not clean door heat seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub,
damage, or move the seal.
Clean only parts recommended
in this Use and Care Guide.
Do not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended in this manual.
All other servicing should be
referred to a qualified technician.
Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
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Do not use water on grease
fires. Never pick up a flaming
pan. Smother flaming pan on
range by covering with a wellfitted lid, cookie sheet, or flat
tray. Flaming grease outside of
pan can be extinguished with
baking soda or, if available, a
multipurpose dry chemical or
foam-type extinguisher.
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Getting
to Know Your Range
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with
the location and appearance of all parts and features. To help you find information on specific
parts and features quickly, page references are included.
Control
panel -
Plug-in surface
unit with one-piece
reflector bowl (PP. 8, 19,221
Model and serial
number plate bil element
(P. 15)
Anti-tip
floor
Bake element
(P. 12)
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anti-tip bracket,
see p. 18)
Removable
storage drawer
(P. 17)
Control
NOTE:
panel
Left front
control knob
(PP. 8, 22)
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Left rear
control knob
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Surface unit
indicator light
(P. 8)
Oven
temperature
control knob
(PP. 12,14,15)
Window
Oven
selector
(pp. 12, 14)
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Oven heating
indicator light
(PP. 12, 14)
is not on all mod&
Manual oven
light switch
(Model
RF305PXD)
Surface
marker
unit
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Right rear
control knob
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Right front
control knob
(PP. 8722)
(PP. 8, 22)
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Using Your Range
To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This
section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range.
Using
the surface
units
Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are turned to
OFF and all indicator lights are OFF
when you are not cooking.
A fire could start or someone could be
burned if a surface unit is accidentally
left ON.
Push in control knobs before turning
them to a setting. You can set them anywhere between HI and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
Cookware
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as the surface unit.
The solid dot in the surface unit marker
Surface
unit
indicator
lights
One of the Surface Unit Indicator Lights on
the control panel will glow when
a surface unit is on.
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Until you get used to the
settings, use the following as
a guide. For best results, start cooking at
the high setting; then turn the control knob
down to continue cooking.
SElllNG
HI
RECOMMENDED USE
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Select a pan that is about the same size
To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
For gravy, pudding, and
icing.
To cook large amounts
of vegetables.
To keep food cooking
after starting it on a
higher setting.
To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
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NOTE: For best results and greater
energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed
cookware that makes good contact with
the surface units. Cookware with rounded,
warped, ribbed (such as some porcelain
enamelware), or dented bottoms could
cause severe overheating, which damages
the cookware and/or surface unit.
You can, however, use the newer
cookware available with slightly indented
bottoms or very small expansion channels.
This cookware is specially designed to
provide the good contact needed for best
cooking results.
Also, woks, canners, and teakettles with
flat bottoms suitable for use on your
cooktop are now available in most stores
that sell housewares.
The pan should have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
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how fast heat transfers from the surface
unit through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best
cooking results.
Handles should be made of sturdy,
heat-resistant material and be securely
attached to the pan.
To protect your range:
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canners/pans for best
Use the largest surface unit for best
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results. Also, use a canner/pan which can
be centered over the surface unit and
which does not extend more than one inch
outside surface unit area. Large diameter
canners/pans, if not properly centered,
trap heat and can cause damage to the
cooktop.
NOTES:
If a surface unit stays red for a long time,
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results.
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the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or
is too small for the surface unit, Prolonged
usage of incorrect utensils could result in
damage to the surface unit, cooktop,
wiring, and surrounding areas. To prevent
damage, use correct utensils, start
cooking on HI, and turn control down to
continue cooking.
Do not leave an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface
unit. The utensil could overheat and
damage the utensil or surface unit.
canning
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Do not place canner on two surface units
at the same time. Too much heat will build
up and will damage the cooktop.
Start with hot water. This reduces the
time the control is set on high. Reduce
heat setting to lowest position needed to
keep water boiling.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning
all day.
Refer to your canner manual for specific
instructions.
Optional canning kit
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settings for long periods of time can shorten
the life of regular surface units and cause
damage to the cooktop.
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
Whirlpool service company.
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Positioning
For baking/roasting
racks
and pans
with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
FOOD
RACK POSITION
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys, angel
food cakes
Lowest level or
2nd level from
bottom
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
Cookies, biscuits,
muff ins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
2nd level from
bottom
When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on bottom and third level from bottom.
To change rack position, lift rack at front
and pull out.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 15.
Personal Injury Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in
desired location before turning oven
on. Be sure the rack(s) is level.
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is hot, use pot holders or oven mitts
to protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in personal injury.
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2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
For best air circulation
Use the following as a guide to
determine where to place the pans:
One pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two pans
Place in opposite corners of the oven rack.
Three or four pans
Hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the
oven. This results in better baking.
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over the other.
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allow 1 i/2 to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (3 cm).
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one time.
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Place in opposite corners on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly
over another.
Using
aluminum
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers
from pies or casseroles:
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rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and
make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm)
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larger all around than the dish holding
the food.
Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
Do not line oven bottom or entire oven
rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking
will result.
Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements.
Failure to follow this precaution could
result in fire or electrical shock hazard
and damage to the elements.
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Baking/roasting
I. Position racks.
For more information, see “Positioning
racks and pans” on page 10.
2. Set Oven Selector to BAKE and
Oven Temperature Control to
baking/roasting temperature
you want.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on. The oven is preheated when
the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light first
goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when roasting or cooking items such as casseroles.
3. Put food in oven.
During baking/roasting,
turn on and off to keep
ture at the setting. The
Indicator Light will turn
elements.
the elements will
the oven temperaOVEN HEATING
on and off with the
NOTE: The top element helps heat
during baking/roasting, but does not
turn red.
4. After cooking, turn off oven.
Turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
go off.
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Adjusting
the oven temperature
Although your new oven is properly adjusted
to provide accurate temperatures, it may
cook faster or slower than your old oven.
If, after using the oven for a period of time,
you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting
results, you can change the temperature
calibration by following these steps:
control
/Tooth
Locking
To lower
Notches
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
control knob. Note the position of the
1. Make sure the Oven Temperature
Control Knob is turned to the off position.
Pull knob straight off and flip it over.
notches.
3. To lower the temperature, hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
counterclockwise. Each notch equals
about 5°F (2.5%).
4. To raise the temperature, hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
clockwise. Each notch equals about 5°F
(2.5%).
5. Tighten the locking screws and replace
the control knob.
NOTE: DO NOT measure oven temperature
with a thermometer. Opening the oven door
will lower the oven temperature and give you
an inaccurate reading. Also, the thermometer temperature reading will change as your
oven cycles.
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Broiling
NOTES:
Do not preheat when broiling.
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must be on BROIL
for broiling temperatures.
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using the oven to broil. This allows the
oven to maintain proper temperatures.
1. Position rack.
Position rack so that the surface of the
food is at least 3 inches (7 cm) away
from the broil element. See “Broiling
rack position chart” on page 15.
2. Put food on broiler pan and
place in center of oven rack.
3. Position door.
Close the door to the Broil Stop position
(open about 4 inches [lo cm]). The door
will stay open by itself.
4. Set Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control Knob to
BROIL.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on.
5. When broiling is done, turn off
oven.
Turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
go off.
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To broil
at a lower
temperature:
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Control Knob counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator
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Light goes off.
If you want food to broil slower from
the start, set the Oven Temperature
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Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F
(77°C and 163°C). These temperature
settings allow the broil heating element to
cycle and to slow cooking. The lower the
temperature, the slower the cooking.
Fish and chicken are some foods that
may cook better if you use lower broiling
temperatures.
Broiling
rack
position
chart
RACK POSITION TYPE OF FOOD/
FROM BOlTOM
DONENESS
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Hamburger patties and
thin steaks, %” thick or
less
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Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
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Not used for broiling
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Broiling
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Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
They are designed to drain excess liquid
and grease away from the cooking surface
to help prevent spatter, smoke, or fire.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
from the oven when you remove the food.
Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave
it in the heated oven.
Energy
saving
Place food about 3” or more from the
broil element.
.To ensure adequate grease drainage,
do not use cookie sheets or similar
pans for broiling. Also, covering the
broiler grid with foil is not recommended. If foil is used, cut slits in foil
to line up with all openings in broiler
grid. Grease can then drain away and
cool in pan.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire, burns, or other personal injury.
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Although the energy used for cooking is
usually a very small percentage of the total
energy used in the home, cooking energy
can be used efficiently. Here are some tips
to help you save energy when using your
cooking product:
l Use pans with flat bottoms,
straight sides,
and tight-fitting lids.
l Match the pan to the surface
unit size.
of liquid or fat to
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help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
. Start food on higher heat settings, then
set surface unit control on low or off to
finish cooking. Use retained heat for
cooking when possible,
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surface units
instead of the oven when possible.
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Fire Hazard
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Turn on the surface unit only after placing
filled pan on the unit.
“Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times, and unsatisfactory
baking results. Rely on your timer to keep
track of the cooking time.
Bake cakes, pies, or cookies when oven
is warm. Best time to bake is right after a
meal has been cooked in oven.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use
of the range. When using the oven to cook
one food, try to cook the rest of the meal in
it also.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting, or
cooking items such as casseroles.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
The oven vent
Fire Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use pot holders when
moving it.
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materials away from
oven vent.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire or burns.
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Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent under the right rear surface
unit. You can cook on the unit or keep food
warm on it while the oven is on. The vent is
needed for air circulation. Do not block the
vent. Poor baking/roasting can result.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent
can melt.
The storage
drawer
You can remove the storage drawer to make
it easier to clean under the range and to
check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (if you have one). Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
Replacing the storage drawer:
Drawer
slide rail
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.
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
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The anti-tip
bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much
force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured.
Personal Injury Hazard
To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with a properly
installed anti-tip bracket supplied with range or an optional floormounted anti-tip bracket kit.
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If range is moved for cleaning or service, check that anti-tip bracket
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
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To verify
engaged
bracket):
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a floor
bracket):
the anti-tip
bracket
(if you have a wall
Remove the storage drawer (see page 17).
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Cable
(attached
to rear of
control
panel)
Wall bracket
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is
attached with screws to the wall behind
the control panel.
Make sure the cable on the back of the
range is secured by the two hooks on the
bracket.
Cable must be unhooked from wall bracket
to move range for cleaning or service.
Reconnect cable before using range.
See Installation Instructions for further
details.
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attached to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is
positioned under the anti-tip bracket.
See Installation Instructions for
further details.
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Optional
door panel
pat
If you would like to change the color of your
oven door glass to white or almond, you can
order one of these kits from your Whirlpool
Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
Model RF305PXD:
White (Kit No. 814324)
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(Kit No. 814325)
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Models RF3020XD and RF302BXD:
White (Kit No. 814071)
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(Kit No. 814072)
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Caring for Your Range
Your range is designed for easy care.
You can do most cleaning with items found
around your home. Cleaning your range
whenever spills or soiling occurs will help
to keep it looking and operating like new.
Electrical Shock Hazard
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Surface
units
and reflector
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or burns.
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bowls
NOTE: If your model does not include
element hold-down clips, please disregard
reference to clips in the following instructions.
Removing
3. Pull the surface unit straight away from
the receptacle.
1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cool before removing surface units and
reflector bowls.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning
chart” on page 22 for cleaning instructions.
2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite the
receptacle, just enough to clear the
element hold-down clip and the reflector bowl.
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Replacing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cool before replacing surface units and
reflector bowls.
4. When terminal is pushed into the
receptacle as far as it will go, push
down the edge of the surface unit
opposite the receptacle. The element
hold-down clip will keep the surface unit
from moving around.
2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl
with the surface unit receptacle and the
element hold-down clip.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as possible with the terminal just started into
the receptacle. Push the surface unit
terminal into the receptacle.
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NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to
the utensils on the surface units. They also
help catch spills. When they are kept clean,
they reflect heat better and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of
your utensils may not be flat enough, or
some may be too large for the surface unit.
In either case, some of the heat that’s meant
to go into or around a utensil goes down and
heats the reflector bowl. This extra heat can
discolor it.
Lift-up
cooktop
Personal Injury Hazard
Be sure both support rods are fully
extended and in the locked position.
Failure to do so could result in personal
injury from the cooktop accidentally
falling.
1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners
until the support rods lock into place.
2. Wipe with warm, soapy water. Use a
NOTE: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage
could result to the porcelain and the cooktop
frame.
soapy steel-wool pad on heavily soiled
areas.
3. To lower the cook-top, lift cooktop from
both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them. Lower the
cooktop into place.
Removing
the oven door
Removing the oven door will help make it
easier to clean the oven.
1. Open the door to the first stop position.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
oven is cool before removing oven door.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or burns.
2. Hold the door at both sides and lift it at
the same angle it is in.
3. To replace, fit the bottom corners of the
door over the ends of the hinges. Push
the door down evenly. The door will close
only when it is on the hinges correctly.
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Cleaning
chart
Use the followina table to helD vou clean vour ranae.
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PART
WHAT TO USE
Control knobs
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
HOW TO CLEAN
Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight
away from control panel.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do
not soak.
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cleansers. They may damage the
finish of the knobs.
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point to OFF.
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Control panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
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cleansers. They may damage
the finish.
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OR
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Do not spray cleaner directly on panel.
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
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thoroughly.
Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad
on heavily soiled areas.
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NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
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(such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon juice)
to remain on surface. Acids may remove
the glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg
spills when cooktop is cool.
Surface units
Porcelain-enamel
reflector bowls
(Models RF302BXD
and RF305PXD,
Q series)
Chrome reflector
bowls
(Model RF3020XD)
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No cleaning required
Nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad and
warm, soapy water
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
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Wipe off excess spills.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
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Wash, rinse, and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
PART
WHAT TO USE
HOW TO CLEAN
Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Wash, rinse, and dy thoroughly.
Oven door glass
Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
OR
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
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each use)
Oven cavity
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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pad for heavily
soiled areas
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Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dy
thoroughly.
Remove door for easier access.
(See page 21.)
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dy
thoroughly.
Wipe well with water.
OR
Commercial oven
cleaner for heavily
soiled areas
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Heavy-duty aluminum foil or shallow
pan used while
cooking
Remove door for easier access.
Place newspaper on floor to protect floor
surface.
Follow directions provided with the oven
cleaner.
Wipe well with clear water.
Use in well ventilated room.
Do not allow commercial oven cleaners to contact the heating elements,
heat seal, thermostat, or exterior
surfaces of the range. Damage will
occur.
Place piece of foil or shallow pan,
larger than the cooking container,
lower rack to catch spillovers.
NOTE: Do not use foil or foil liner to
the oven floor. Poor baking/roasting
could occur.
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The oven light
(Model
RF305PXD)
To turn the light on when the oven door is
closed, press the Oven Light Switch on the
control panel.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool
and power to the range has been
turned off before replacing the light
bulb.
@The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the
bulb from breaking, and from high
oven temperatures. Because bulb
cover is made of glass, be careful not
to drop it.
Failure to follow the above could result
in electrical shock, burns, or injury from
broken glass.
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To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back
of the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
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4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug in appliance or reconnect at the main power supply.
Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of
any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 27.
If nothing
operates,
check
the following:
Is the range plugged into a live outlet with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Other
I
uossible
PROBLEM
The oven will not
operate
The surface units
will not operate
uroblems
causes:
CAUSE
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will not turn
and their
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You have not set the Oven Selector to BAKE or BROIL.
You have not turned the Oven Temperature
a temperature setting.
Control Knob to
You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit
breaker.
The surface units are not plugged in all the way.
(See “Replacing” on page 20.)
You have not set the control knobs correctly. Push control
knobs in before turnina to a settina.
You are not pushing in before turning.
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PROBLEM
Cooking results are not
what you expected
CAUSE
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The range is not level. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 13 to
adjust oven temperature.
You did not preheat the oven before baking (if called for
in recipe).
The recipe you are using may need to be altered to
improve the taste or appearance of the food.
You are using a pan that is not the correct type or size.
Refer to a reliable cookbook or recipe for recommended
pan type and size.
There is not enough air space around pan when baking.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of air space on all sides of
pan. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch.
0 The cooking utensil is too large or too small for the
surface unit being used. Pan should be the same size or
slightly larger than the surface unit being used.
If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting
on page 27.
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Assistance or Service”
Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 25-26. It
may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need
assistance*
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need
service*
3. If you need
replacement
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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*APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR
See: Whrlpool Applmcas
or
Authorized Whwlpool Sewce
(Erampkxxyz
selwce CO.)
*WASHING
DRYERS,
...
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 Whirlpoola 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 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
I-1
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
SERVKE technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
1
J provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whirlpool service company in
your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
FSP@
parts
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
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SERVICE 6 REPAIR
See: Whfrlpuol Applmces
or
Aulhormd
Whirlpool Service
(Example:XYZ
Sewce Co.)
‘When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 3.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the
page(s) on which you can find each topic.
TOPIC
ANTI-TIP
PAGE
BRACKET
ASSISTANCE
...............................
..........................................
BAKING
Aluminum foil ........................................
Pans .....................................................
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
BROILING
Broil stop position .................................
Broiling rack position chart ...................
Grid ......................................................
Pan .................................................
14,
Setting cycle .........................................
Tips ......................................................
CANNING KIT ...........................................
CLEANING
Broiler pan and grid ..............................
Control knobs .......................................
Control panel ........................................
Exterior surfaces ..................................
Oven cavity ..........................................
Oven door glass ...................................
Oven racks ...........................................
Reflector bowls .....................................
Surface units ........................................
Under the cooktop ................................
CONTROL
KNOBS ..............................
FEATURES
................................................
PAGE
18
LIFT-UP COOKTOP
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LIGHT ......................................................
................................
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER
11
10
10
12
14
15
16
16
14
16
9
23
22
22
22
23
23
23
22
22
21
8, 22
COOKTOP
Cleaning ..........................................
19, 22
Using ...................................................
8-9
COOKWARE
Canning .................................................
9
Tips ........................................................
8
ENERGY SAVING TIPS ..........................
TOPIC
16
OPTIONAL
21
24
............... 3
DOOR PANEL PAC .............. 18
OVEN DOOR (REMOVAL)
......................
21
OVEN TEMPERATURE
Adjusting ..............................................
13
Setting ............................................
12, 14
17
OVEN VENT.. ...........................................
8-9
PANS ......................................................
PARTS
7
......................................................
RACKS ....................................................
10
ROASTING
Pans .....................................................
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
10
10
12
.................................................
4-6
................................................
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STORAGE DRAWER
Removing .............................................
Replacing .............................................
17
17
SURFACE UNITS
Coil elements ............................. 8, 19,
Control knobs ...................................
8,
Control setting guide ..............................
Oven heating indicator light ............ 12,
Reflector bowls ...............................
19,
Surface unit indicator lights ....................
Surface unit markers ..............................
22
22
8
14
22
8
8
SAFETY
SERVICE
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
.......................
............................................
25-26
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WHIRLPOOL”
Electric Range
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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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 vary from state
to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1 301, from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
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