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UseAndCare
Table of Contents
(complete) . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . 2
A Note to You . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . 3
Range Safety . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . 4
Getting to Know
Your Range . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 7
Using Your Range
Using the
Self-Cleaning
. . . . .. . . . 8
Cycle . . . . . 23
Caring for
Your Range . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . 27
Troubleshooting
. . . . .. . . . . 32
Requesting
Assistance
or Service . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. 34
Index . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . 35
Warranty
.. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 36
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SELF-CLEANING
PART NO. 3189075 Rev. A
ELECTRIC RANGE
MODELS
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or comments.
RF350BXD
RF360BXD
RF365PXD
Table of Contents
A Note to You ............................................
3
The storage drawer ............................
20
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4
The lower panel ..................................
21
................... 7
The anti-tip bracket ............................
22
8
Optional door panel pat .....................
22
Range Safety
Getting to Know Your Range
Using Your Range
....................................
Using the surface units .........................
8
Positioning racks and pans ................ 10
For best air circulation
........................
10
Using aluminum foil for baking ........... 11
12
Setting the clock ................................
Using the Minute Tmer
Baking/roasting
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12
13
Cycle
............... 23
Before you start .................................
23
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24
Setting the controls
Special tips ........................................
26
How the cycle works ..........................
26
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27
Caring for Your Range
Surface units and reflector bowls ........ 27
Adjusting the oven temperature
control ...............................................
Lift-up cooktop ...................................
29
14
Cleaning chart ...................................
29
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15
The oven light ....................................
31
Broiling tips ........................................
17
Troubleshooting
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32
Energy saving tips .............................
17
Requesting
Broiling
Using the MEALTIMERTM clock .......... 18
The oven vent ....................................
2
Using the Self-Cleaning
20
Index
Assistance
or Service
....... .34
.......................................................
Warranty
.................................................
35
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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
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
in a safe place
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 personal injury, burns, fire, and
electrical shock.
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
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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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Do not operate the range if it is
damaged or not working properly.
Do not use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons could
be burned or injured, or a fire could
start.
Use the range only for its 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 22.
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.
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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.
Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The
fumes could create an explosion and/or fire hazard.
When using the cooktop
l Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cooking without reflector bowls
could subject the wiring and
components underneath them
to damage.
l 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.
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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.
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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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When
using
could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be
minimized by venting with a hood
or open window and wiping out
excess food spills prior to selfcleaning.
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.
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Grease
Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
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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 well-fitted lid,
cookie sheet, or flat tray. Flaming
grease outside of pan can be
extinguished with baking soda or,
if available, a multipurpose dry
chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Care and cleaning
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Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are given
off in the Self-Cleaning cycle
from fiberglass insulation and
food decomposition. Significant
exposure to these substances
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Do not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or oven
liner protective coating of any kind
should be used in or around any
part of the oven.
Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven racks, and other utensils. Do
not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts unless you are
instructed to do so in this Use and
Care Guide.
Do not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or fire
could result.
Do not clean door heat seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the seal. Clean only
parts recommended in this Use
and Care Guide.
Do not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended in this manual. All
other servicing should be referred
to a qualified technician.
Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
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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
ref rector bowl (PP. 6, 27, 28)
Automatic
oven
light ;;I$
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Broil element
(P. 15)
Model and serial
number plate y
Bake element
(P. ‘3)
Lock lever
(P. 24)
Lower panel
(Model
RF350BXD)
(not shown)
(P. 21)
Optional anti-tip
floor bracket H
(for information on
wall-mounted anti-tip
bracket, see p. 22)
Removable
storage drawer(Models RF360BXD
and RF365PXD)
(P. 20)
Control
++w
not
available on all models.
panel
selector
Start’time
(PP. 16, 24)
Oven heati;g
indicator light
(PP. 13, 15)
Manual oven
light switch
Right re:r
control
knob
(P. 6)
Sutia!ze
unit
indicator
light
(P. 6)
Surface
unit
Right
front
control
knob
(P. 8) 7
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.
Someone could be burned or a fire
could start 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
Cookware
markers
The solid dot in the surface unit marker
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Surface
unit
indicator
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Select a pan that is about the same size
as the surface unit.
lights
One of the Surface Unit Indicator Lights on
the control panel will glow when
. a surface unit is on.
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.
SElTING
HI
6-8
5
2-4
LO
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RECOMMENDED USE
To start foods cooking.
l To bring liquids to a boil.
l To hold a rapid boil.
l To fry chicken
or pancakes.
l For gravy, pudding,
and
icing.
l To cook large amounts
of vegetables.
l To keep food cooking
after starting it on a
higher setting.
l 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
cook-top are now available in most stores
that sell housewares.
l The pan should
have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
l Choose
medium to heavy gauge
(thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
The pan material (metal or glass) affects
how fast heat transfers from the surface
unit through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best cooking results.
l Handles
should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan.
NOTES:
l If a surface
unit stays red for a long time,
the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or
is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged
usage of incorrect utensils 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.
l Do not leave
an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface
unit. The utensil could overheat and could
damage the utensil or surface unit.
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Home
canning
information
To protect your range:
l Use flat-bottomed
canners/pans
for best
results.
l Use the largest
surface unit for best
results. Also, use a canner/pan which can
be centered over the surface unit and
which does not 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.
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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 HI. Reduce heat
setting to lowest position needed to keep
water boiling.
Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat
reflection.
To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning all
day.
Refer to your canner manual for 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
racks
and pans
For baking/roasting
with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
r FOOD
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys, angel
food cakes
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
RACK POSITION
Lowest level or
2nd level from
bottom
2nd level from
bottom
2nd or 3rd 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 16.
Personal Injury Hazard
*Always position oven rack(s) in
desired location before turning oven
on. Be sure the rack(s) is level.
l If rack(s) must be moved while oven
is hot, use pot holders or oven mitts
to protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in personal injury.
For best air circulation
Hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the
oven. This results in better baking.
Use the following as a guide to
determine where to place the pans:
One pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two pans
Place in opposite corners of the oven rack.
Three or four pans
Place in opposite corners on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly over
another.
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Place the pans so that one is not directly
over the other.
For best results, allow 1l/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 (2.5 cm).
Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at
one time.
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Using
aluminum
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers
from pies or casseroles:
l Place the foil on the oven rack below the
rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and
make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm) larger
all around than the dish holding the food.
l Do not cover
the entire rack with aluminum
foil. It will reduce air circulation and cause
poor cooking results.
l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven
rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking
will result.
Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements.
Failure to follow this precaution could
result in electrical shock or fire hazard
and damage to the elements.
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Setting
the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to
set the clock.
Using
the Minute
Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the
oven. It works like a kitchen timer. Set it in
minutes up to an hour. You will hear a
buzzer when the set time is up.
NOTE: Do not push in the knob when
setting the Minute Timer, or when stopping
the buzzer. Pushing in and turning the
Minute Timer Knob changes the
clock setting.
2. Without pushing it in, turn the
knob back to the setting you
want.
When the time is up, a buzzer will sound.
To stop the buzzer, turn the Minute
Timer hand to OFF.
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Baking/roasting
1. 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
during baking/roasting,
turn red.
4. After cooking,
helps heat
but does not
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
1. Make sure the Oven Temperature
Control Knob is turned to the off position.
Pull knob straight off and flip it over.
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
control knob. Note the position of the
notches.
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.
l The Oven
Selector must be on BROIL
for broiling temperatures.
l Leave the door partly open whenever
using the oven to broil. This allows the
oven to maintain proper temperatures.
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1. Position
rack.
Position rack so that the surface of the
food is at least 3 inches (7.4 cm) away
from the broil element. See “Broiling
rack position chart” on page 16.
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
oven.
is done, turn off
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 custom
broil
at a lower
temperature:
slower the cooking
NOTE: Fish and chicken are some foods
that may cook better if you use lower
broiling temperatures.
Broiling
rack
RACK POSITION
FROM BOlTOM
16
position
chart
TYPE OF FOOD/
DONENESS
4
Hamburger patties and
thin steaks, %” thick or
less
3
Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
1
Not used for broiling
Broiling
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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
Fire Hazard
Place meat the correct distance from
the element.
.To ensure adequate grease drainage,
do not use cookie sheets or similar
pans for broiling. Also, covering the
broiler grid with foil is not recommended. If foil is used, cut slits in foil
to line up with all openings in broiler
grid. Grease can then drain away and
cool in pan.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire, burns, or other personal injury.
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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.
l Cook
with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat
pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
l Stat-t food on higher heat settings,
then set
surface unit control on LO or OFF to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking
when possible.
l Use the more efficient
surface units
instead of the oven when possible.
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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.
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Using
the MEALTIMERTM
The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn
the oven on and off at times you set, even
when you are not around.
Delayed timed baking/roasting is ideal for
foods which do not require a preheated
oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do
not use the delayed time cycle for cakes,
cookies, etc. - undercooking
will result.
To delay start
automatically:
and stop
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
want the oven to shut off.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED
BAKE and set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to the
baking/roasting
temperature
you want.
The oven will now start and stop automatically. The OVEN HEATING Indicator
Light will come on when the start time is
reached.
5. After baking/roasting
is done or
to cancel the setting at any
time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to OFF.
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clock
To start
baking/roasting
now and stop automatically:
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
3. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED
BAKE and set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to the
baking/roasting
temperature
you want.
to cancel the setting at any
time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to OFF.
To avoid sickness and food waste
when using the MEALTIMEFF
control:
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Do not let most UNFROZEN food stand
for more than two hours before cooking
starts.
l Do not allow food to remain in oven for
more than two hours after the end of
cooking cycle.
Failure to follow the above could result in
1 sickness.
NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while
waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are:
dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and
cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing
baking powder or yeast will not rise properly
when cooked using delay start.
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The oven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent under the right rear surface
unit. You can cook on the unit or keep food
warm on it while the oven is on. The vent is
needed for air circulation. Do not block the
vent. Poor baking/roasting can result.
Fire Hazard
l If you leave a utensil
on the right rear
surface unit, use pot holders when
moving it.
l Keep flammable
materials away from
oven vent.
Failure to follow the above could result in
fire or burns.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent
can melt.
The storage
(Models
RF365PXD
drawer
and RF360BXD)
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:
wer
lide
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.
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1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
The lower
(Model
panel
RF350BXD)
You can remove the lower panel to help
make it easier to clean under the range and
to check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (if you have one).
Removing
the lower panel:
1. Pull out bottom of panel.
2. Slightly swing out and lift panel to
remove from top clips.
Replacing
the lower panel:
1. Place notches in top of panel over the top
clips.
2. Swing down and push bottom of panel to
secure bottom clips.
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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 wallmounted anti-tip bracket kit.
l If range is moved for cleaning
or service, check that anti-tip bracket
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a floor
brat ket):
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To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a wall
bracket):
Remove the storage drawer or lower panel.
(See pages 20-21.)
Cable (attached
to rear of control
panel)
Rear leveling
leg
Wall bracket
Floor bracket
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Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is
attached to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is positioned under the anti-tip bracket.
See Installation Instructions for further
details.
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Optional
door panel
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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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 RF365PXD:
l White
(Kit No. 814324)
l Almond
(Kit No. 814325)
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Models RF360BXD and RF350BXD:
l White
(Kit No. 814071)
. Almond (Kit No. 814072)
Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from
the toil and mess that often come with
hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like the
other functions of your range, you operate
the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easy-to-use
electronic control. Please review the
instructions in this section to keep
your oven spotless.
Before
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hand-clean
Burn Hazard
l Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle.
l Do not use commercial
oven cleaners
in your oven.
Failure to follow the above could result in
burns or hazardous fumes.
door around
1 edge
Before you start the Self-Cleaning
cycle,
make sure you:
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the areas shown. They do
not get hot enough during the cleaning
cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot water
and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad
for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the
seal. Poor cleaning, baking, and roasting
may result.
l Remove
the broiler pan grid and any
pots and pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan
(without grid) in the oven if you have first
removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning
or in a dishwasher. If most of the soil is
not removed, too much smoking will
occur. The chrome broiler pan grid will
discolor if cleaned in the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Wipe out any loose soil or grease.
This will help reduce smoke during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
Remove the oven racks from the
oven if you want them to remain shiny.
You can clean the oven racks in the SelfCleaning cycle, but they will become
harder to slide. (See page 30.) If you clean
racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place
them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides.
(Guides are counted from bottom to top.)
Heat and odors are normal during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well
ventilated by opening a window or by
turning on a vent hood or other kitchen
vent during the cycle.
NOTES:
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 freely.
l Do not block
the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for
best cleaning results.
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plastic utensils near the
vent. They may melt.
l Do not leave any foil in the oven during
the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn
or melt and damage the oven surface.
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light will not work during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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Setting
the controls
1. Move the Lock Lever to the
right -the Clean position.
When the oven temperature goes
above normal baking/roasting
temperatures, the door cannot be opened
and the Lock Lever must not be moved.
2. Set the Oven Selector and
Oven Temperature
Control
Knob to CLEAN.
3. Make sure the clock and Start
and Stop Times all have the
correct time of day.
4. Push in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwise 2 or 3 hours.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on.
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for light soil.
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or more for moderate to
heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob
is not pushed in.
5. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is
completed and the oven has
cooled enough, the Lock Lever
can be moved back to the left.
DO NOT FORCE the Lock Lever. Wait
until it moves easily. Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to OFF.
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6. After the oven is cool, wipe off
any residue or ash with a damp
cloth.
If needed, touch up spots with a soapy
steel-wool pad.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and
Oven Temperature
Control
Knob to OFF.
3. When the oven has cooled
enough, move the Lock Lever
back to the left.
DO NOT FORCE the Lock Lever. Wait
until it moves easily.
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Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat,
odors, and smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe up any
residue or ash with a damp cloth or
sponge. If any spots remain, clean with a
mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes
longer and results in more smoke than
usual.
If the Self-Cleaning
cycle does not get
the oven as clean as you expected, the
cycle may not have been set long enough
or you may not have prepared the oven
properly. Set the Self-Cleaning cycle
longer the next time and hand-clean areas
noted on page 23.
How the cycle
works
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat
to burn away soil and grease. During the
cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it
does for normal baking or broiling. This high
heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns
it away.
You can adjust the cycle time to the
amount of soil in your oven. You can set the
cycle anywhere between 2 and 4 hours.
(See “Setting the controls” on page 24.)
The graph at the right is representative of
a normal, 3%hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Note
that the heating stops l/2 hour before the 3%
hour setting is up.
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START
1
3
hme
1,’ Hours
STOP
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.
Surface
units
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or burns.
and reflector
bowls
NOTE: If your model does not include
element hold-down clips, please disregard
reference to element hold-down 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 30 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.
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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4. When terminal is pushed into the
receptacle as far as it will go, push
down the edge of the surface unit
opposite the receptacle. The element
hold-down clip will keep the surface unit
from moving around.
NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to
the utensils on the surface units. They also
help catch spills. When they are kept clean,
they reflect heat better and look new longer.
If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of
your utensils may not be flat enough, or
some may be too large for the surface unit.
In either case, some of the heat that’s
meant to go into or around a utensil goes
down and heats the reflector bowl. This
extra heat can discolor it.
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
soapy steel-wool pad on heavily soiled
areas.
3. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from
both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them. Lower the
cooktop into place.
Cleaning
NOTE: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage
could result to the porcelain and the
cooktop frame.
chart
Use the following table to help you clean your range.
PART
Control
WHAT TO USE
knobs
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
HOW TO CLEAN
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Control
panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
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Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight
away from control panel.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do not
soak.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the
finish of the knobs.
Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs
point to OFF.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
Do not use steel wool or abrasive
cleansers. They may damage the
finish.
Do not spray cleaner directly on panel.
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
continued
on next page
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PART
WHAT TO USE
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Surface
No cleaning required
units
HOW TO CLEAN
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry thoroughly.
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plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
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Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
(such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon juice) to
remain on surface. Acids may remove the
glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills
when cooktop is cool.
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Spatters or spills will burn off.
Do not immerse in water.
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Porcelain-enamel
reflector bowls
(Model RF365PXD)
Nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
the Self-Cleaning
cycle
Chrome reflector
bowls
(Models RF360BXD
and RF350BXD)
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
each use)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
the Self-Cleaning
cycle
Oven door glass
Oven cavity
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Wipe off excess spills.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
OR
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during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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Wash, rinse, and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning
oven.
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Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
OR
warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Self-Cleaning
cycle
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
cycle.
(See note on page 23.)
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
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OR
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle.
NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and
become harder to slide if left in oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of
vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding.
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Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the cleaner.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry thoroughly.
See “Using the Self-Cleaning
pages 23-26.
Cycle” on
The oven light
(Models
RF365PXD and RF360BXD)
Both models: The oven light will come on
when you open the oven door.
Model RF365PXD: To turn the light on
when the oven door is closed, press the
Oven Light Switch on the control panel.
Electrical Shock Hazard
l 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 shook, burns, or injury from
broken alass.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect
main power supply.
at the
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back
of the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug in appliance or reconnect at the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not work during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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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 34.
If nothing
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operates,
check
the following:
Is the range plugged into a live outlet with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
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Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Other
possible
PROBLEM
The oven will not
operate
problems
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will not turn
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causes:
CAUSE
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The surface units
will not operate
and their
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You have not turned the Oven Selector to BAKE or BROIL.
You have set a delayed start time. Wait for the start time to
be reached or cancel and reset the control.
You have not turned the Oven Temperature
a temperature setting.
Control Knob to
You have not set the MEALTIMER clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMERTM clock” on page 18.)
You have not set the MEALTIMER clocks Stop or Start Time
Knobs to the correct time of day. If a delay start or stop is not
desired, the Stop and Start Time Knobs must be turned to
the correct time of day. Turn knobs till they pop out.
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 28.)
You have not set the control knobs correctly. Push control
knobs in before turning to a setting.
You are not pushing in before turning.
PROBLEM
The Self-Cleaning
will not operate
CAUSE
cycle
You have not set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN.
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The range clock does not show the correct time of day.
Reset clock. (See page 12.)
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The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN position - all the way
to the right.
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The Start Time Knob does not show the correct time of
day or the knob is not all the way out.
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Cooking results are not
what you expected
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The Stop Time Knob is not set ahead to the time you want
the Self-Cleaning cycle to stop. See Step 3 in “Setting the
controls” on page 24 for proper setting instructions.
The ranoe is not level. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 14 to
adjust oven temperature.
You did not preheat the oven before baking (if called for in
recipe).
You are using a recipe that has never been tested or is not
from a reliable source.
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.
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 34.
Assistance or Service”
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Reauestina
Assistance
or
Service
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 32-33. 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.:
l-800-253-1 301
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
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DRYERS.
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parts
...
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to
build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number
in Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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service*...
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authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
SERVICE technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
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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:
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or
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(Ganp/e:xYZ
Selviec Co.)
3. If you need
replacement
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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
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MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
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SERVICE 6 REPAlR
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(Garrplstmz
Setvies 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.
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
PAGE
ANTI-TIP
BRACKET
...............................
22
..........................................
34
BAKING
Aluminum foil ........................................
Pans .....................................................
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
11
10
10
13
ASSISTANCE
BROILING
Broil stop position .................................
Broiling rack position chart ...................
Grid ......................................................
15,
Pan .................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
Tips ......................................................
15
16
17
17
15
17
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 ................................
CLOCK
9
30
29
29
30
30
30
30
30
30
29
....................................................
12
.............................
8, 29
CONTROL
KNOBS
COOKTOP
27, 28, 30
Cleaning ...................................
8-9
Using ...................................................
COOKWARE
Canning ..................................................
Tips ........................................................
9
8
ENERGY SAVING TIPS ..........................
17
FEATURES
.............................................
.7
...............................
29
LIFT-UP COOKTOP
LIGHT .....................................................
LOCK LEVER ....................................
LOWER PANEL ......................................
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24-25
21
PAGE
TOPIC
MEALTIMERTM CLOCK .........................
Delaying start and stop
.......................................
automatically
Starting now and stopping
.......................................
automatically
MINUTE TIMER
18
18
19
.....................................
12
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER
.............. 3
OPTIONAL
........... 22
DOOR PANEL PAC
OVEN TEMPERATURE
14
Adjusting ..............................................
13, 15, 18-19
Setting ................................
20
OVEN VENT ............................................
PANS
....................................................
8-9
.....................................................
.7
RACKS ....................................................
10
ROASTING
Pans .....................................................
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle ........................................
10
10
13
PARTS
SAFETY
................................................
SELF-CLEANING
How cycle works .................................
Preparing oven ....................................
Setting controls ...................................
Stopping cycle .....................................
Tips .....................................................
4-6
26
23
24
25
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STORAGE DRAWER
Removing .............................................
Replacing .............................................
20
SURFACE UNITS
Coil elements ............................. 8, 27,
8,
Control knobs ...................................
Control setting guide ..............................
Oven heating indicator light ............ 13,
Reflector bowls ............................... 27,
Surface unit indicator lights ....................
Surface unit markers ..............................
30
23
8
15
30
8
8
SERVICE
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
............................
............................................
20
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35
WHIRLPOOL”
Electric Range
Warranty
1 LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
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FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
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 dealer.
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-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
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