ROPER” HomeAppliances UseAndCare 2 A Note To You $?$!!“E”‘“/ 3 PamtsAnd Features 6 Using Your Range 7 ZZl%Ztng Cycle 22 Caring For Your Range ~~St&~ 25 Assistance 30 Warranty 32 1-800~44ROPER Call us with questions SELF-CLEANING or comments. ELECTRIC RANGE MODEL FES355Y 1 A Note To You Thank you for buying a Roper appliance. You have purchased a quality, worf&/ass home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. lt is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance. Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol. This symbol will help you avoid actions which could cause product damage (scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your personal property. This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock. Our toll-free number, l-800-44-ROPER available 24 hours a day. (l-800-447-6737), is lf you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see ‘If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 30. If you need further help, feel free to call us. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on page 6). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. Model Number Dealer Name Serial Number Dealer Phone Purchase 2 Date Important Safety Instructions General l l l l l l l Read all instructions before using the range. Install or locate the range only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions. WARNING: To reduce the risk of ti ping of the appliance, the app Piance must be secured by a proper1 installed anti-tip bracket. f! o check if the bracket is installed properly, see ‘The anti-tip bracket” on page 21. CAUTION: Do not store things children mi ht want above the range. Chil %ren 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 an part of the range. They could i e burned or injured. Do not operate the range if it is damaged or not working properly. Do not use the range for warming or heatin the room. Persons could be %urned or injured, or a fire could start. l Use the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. areas near units, heating elements or interior surfaces of oven. Surface units and heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units and interior surfaces of an oven become hot enou h to cause burns. During an CFafter use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units, areas near units, heatin elements or interior surfaces 09 oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the range may become hot enough to cause burns; such as, the oven vent opening, the surface near the vent opening, the cooktop, the oven door and window. l 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. continued on next page 3 Use only d potholders. Moist or damp por holders on hot surfaces ma result in burns from steam. b 0 not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth for a potholder. It could catch on fire. l Keep range vents unobstructed. l Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container particles could cause Injury. l Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The fumes can create an explosion and/or fire hazard. When using the cooktop l l l l 4 Make sure the reflector bowls are in place during cooking. Cookin without reflector bowls may su %ject the wiring and components underneath them to damage. Do not line reflector bowls with aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners may result in a risk of electrical 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 heatin element will be ex osed an % ma result in t f: e igniting of cYothing or potholders. Correct pan size also improves cooking efficiency. l l Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa9 e 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 may ignite. Turn pan handles inward, but not over other surface units. This will help reduce the chance of burns, i niting of flammable materia 9 s, and spills due to bumping of the pan. When using the oven l l l Always osition oven rack(s) in desired Pocation while oven IS cool. If a rack must be removed while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. wiping out excess food spills prior to self-cleaning. Grease l Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately. l Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flamin pan on range by coverin WI7h a wellfitted lid, cookie s7l eet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of an can be extin uished with Raking soda or, iPavailable, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. Care and cleaning l l l Do not soak removable heating elements in water. The element will be damaged and shock or fire could result. Small amounts of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide are iven off in the Self-Cleaning cyc9e from fiberglass insulation and food decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances can cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or open window and l l l l Do not use oven cleaners. No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner rotective coating of any kind s Rould be used in or around any part of the oven. Before self-cleaning the oven., remove broiler an, broiler rid, oven racks an cr other utensr9 s. Do not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts unless you are instructed to do so in this Use and Care Guide. Do not clean door heat seal. It is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the seal. Clean only parts recommended in this Use and Care Guide. Do not repair or replace any part of the range unless specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing the range. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - 5 Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the location and appearance of all parts and features. Anti-tip bracket (on wall behind control panel) Control panel Plugin rurface reflector bowl unit Automatic oven light switch Broil element Model and ser Removable Bake element storage Control Left front control S&face 6 panel Left rear control unit marker Manual oven light Electronic clock with oven controls and minute timer Right rear control Right front control Surface unit indicator light Using Your Range In This Section Page units ...................................... 7 Uoing the surface Positioning The electronic Setting control Page ....... .14 .9 Broiling .............................................................. 15 Broiling tips ....................................................... 16 foil for baking ...................... .lO Energy ...................................... clock/oven controls ............... .10 the clock ............................................... Using the electronic Using the Set/Cancel Bakinglroasting the oven temperature .9 racks and pans .............................. For best air circulation Using aluminum Adjusting 11 Minute Timer.. ............... .12 button ........................... ................................................ .12 13 saving tips ............................................ Using the electronic clock/oven control 17 ....... .17 The oven vent ................................................... 20 The storage drawer .......................................... 21 The anti-tip bracket .......................................... 21 Optional door panel pat .................................. 21 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 Control knobs must be pushed in before turning them to a setting. They can be set anywhere between HI and OFF. Surface unit markers The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows which surface unit is turned on by that knob. Surface unit indicator lights One of the Surface Unit Indicator Lights on the control panel will glow when a surface unit is on. Burn and Fire Hazard Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF and all indicator lights are OFF when you are not cooking. Someone could be burned or a fire could start if a surface unit is accidentally left ON. 7 Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide. For best resutts, start cooking at the high settings; then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. SETTING HI MED-HI MED MEPLO LO Cookware RECOMMENDED USE To start foods cooking. . 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. l tips There is no one brand of cooking utensil that is best for all people. Knowing something about pan materials and construction will help you select the correct cooking utensils for your needs. l For best results and greater energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed utensils that make good contact with the surface units. To check the flatness of a utensil: -Turn it over and check the bottom of the pan by placing a ruler across ft. - Rotate the ruler in all directions. There should be no gaps between the pan and the ruler. NOTE: Woks, canners and teakettles with flat bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop are now available in most houseware stores or departments. l The pan should have straight sides and a tightfitting lid. l Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight. Remember that a very heavy pan will be even heavier when filled with food. l 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 a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan. l Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit. It can overheat and may damage the utensil or surface unit. l Do not use canners, woks and specialty utensils with rounded, warped, ridged or dented bottoms. These could cause severe overheating which 8 damages the utensil and/or surface unit. Product Damage Hazard If a surface unit stays red for a long time, the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged usage of incorrect utensils can 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. Home canning information 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 kii (Part No. 242905) from your Roper dealer or authorized Roper service company. To protect your range: l Use flat-bottomed canners/pans for best resufts. l For best results, use the largest surface unit. 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. l Do not place canner on two surface units at the same time. Excessive heat build-up will damage the cooktop. l 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. l Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. l To prolong the life of the elements: - Prepare small batches at a time. - Do not use elements for canning all day. Positioning racks and pans For baking/roasting with one rack the rack should be placed so the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Always leave at least 1l/z to 2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides of the pan and the oven walls and other pans. For proper cooklng, follow these guidelines for specific foods: l Angel and bundt cakes, yeast breads, frozen pies, large roasts and turkeys-place rack on lowest level. _ l Casseroles, muffins, most quick breads and meats-place rack on second or third level from bottom. l Cookies, biscuits, cakes and non-frozen piesplace rack on second or third level from bottom. When baking on two racks, arrange racks on bottom and third level from bottom. Personal Injury Hazard . Always position oven rack(s) in desired location before turning oven on. Be sure the rack(s) is level. l If rack(s) must be moved while oven is hot, use potholders or oven mitts to protect hands. Failure to follow the above precautions may resutl in personal injury. NOTE: For recommended rack placement when broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on page 16. For best air circulation The 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. . Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and between pans and oven walls. l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at one time. Use the following as a guide to determine where to place the pans. One pan Place in the center of the oven rack. Two pans Place in opposite corners of the oven rack Three or four pans Place in opposite comers on each oven rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly over another. NOTE: “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking or roasting results. Use a reliable kitchen timer to keep track of the cooking time. 9 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. The foil should have the edges turned up and be about 1 inch (3 cm) larger all around than the dish holding the food. l Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. lt will reduce air circulation and cause poor cooking results. l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack with foil or other finers. Poor baking will result. Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard Do not allow foil to touch the heating elements because it will damage them and could resutt in shock or fire hazard. The electronic clock/oven There are three parts in the clock/oven control section: -The display -The command buttons -The Time/Temp Set Knob Instructions for the oven control are covered on the following pages. Read them carefully. When you first plug in the range, the last time of day set will show in the display. If, after you set the clock (page 11) the display again shows the last time of day set, your electricity was off for a while. Reset the clock. 10 controls Display/clock When you are not using the oven, this is an accurate clock. When using the oven or Minute Timer, the display will show the time, temperature settings and what command buttons have been pressed. When showing the time of day, the display will show the hour and minutes. When using the Minute Timer, the display shows minutes and seconds in the following sequence: l For settings from O-l minute 55 seconds, the display will increase in 5-second increments and count down each second. l For settings from 2-10 minutes, the display will increase in 1O-second increments and count down each second. l For settings from 1O-60 minutes, the display will increase in l-minute increments and count down each second. For settings from l-2 hours, the display will increase in 5-minute increments and count down each minute. l For settings from 2 hours-9 hours 50 minutes, the display will increase in lo-minute increments and count down each minute. When using Cook Time ardor Stop Time, the display shows hours and minutes. l Command buttons The command buttons tell the oven what to do and in what order. A few examples: -Clock tells the oven you are going to set the clock - Set/Cancel tells the oven to turn off. Each command button (except Set/Cancel) has its own indicator. The indicator comes on when you touch the command button. Time/Temp Set Knob Once you’ve pushed a command button to tell the oven what you want it to do, you’ll use the Time/ Temp Set Knob to set a temperature or time. Turning the Time/Temp Set Knob clockwise increases the number on the display. Turning the Time/Temp Set Knob counterclockwise decreases the number on the display. Setting the clock 1. Push the Clock button. TIME will light up in the display. 2. Turn the TimeITemp Set Knob until the correct time shows in the display. 3. Push the Set/Cancel operation. button to start clock 11 Using the electronic Minute The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. lt work like a kitchen timer. lt can be set in minutes and seconds up to 9 hours and 50 minutes. You will hear 3 tones when the set time is up. 1. Push the Timer button. TIMER will come on and the display will show ‘:OO”. 2. Turn the Time/Temp Set Knob until the desired time shows in the display. The Minute Timer will begin counting down 2 seconds after the time is set. When time is up, you will hear 3 tones, then one tone every 10 seconds until you push the Timer button. To cancel l l the Minute Timer: Push and hold the Timer button until the time of day shows in the display. OR Push the Timer button and turn the Time/Ten-q Set Knob until the time of day shows in the display. Using the Set/Cancel The Set/Cancel button will cancel any command button except for the Timer button. When the Set/ Cancel button is pushed, the large display will show the time of day. 12 button Timer Baking/roasting 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. 2. Push the Bake Temp button. The small display will show “--OF and BAKE will come on. 4. When baking, preheat the oven. (Preheating is not needed when roasting.) The oven is preheated when you hear one tone and the set temperature shows in the small display. NOTE: The small display will show the actual oven temperature in 5” increments, starting at 100’. while the oven is preheating. 5. Put food in the oven. During baking/roasting, the elements will turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. NOTE: The top element helps heat during baking/roasting, but does not turn red. 6. When baking/roasting is done, push the Set/ Cancel button. The time of day will show in the display. 13 Adjusting the oven temperature Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature of your old oven may have shifted gradually without you noticing the change. Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures. But, when compared to your old oven, the new design may give you different results. lf, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps: 1. Push the Bake Temp button. Turn the Time/ Temp Set Knob clockwise to a temperature setting above 5OO’F. (q) 2. Immediately push and hold the Bake Temp button again until the display shows “00”. 3. Turn the TimeITemp Set Knob until the desired temperature change (between -35°F and +35”F) shows in the display. 4. Push the Set/Cancel temperature. 14 button to enter the new control Broiling 1. Position the rack before turning the oven on. See “Broiling rack position chaK on page 16. 2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack. 3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches [lo.2 cm]). The door will stay open by itself. NOTE: The door must be partly open whenever the oven is being used to broil. Leaving the door open allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. 4. Push the Broil button. The small display will show U--w and BROIL will come on. 5. Turn the Timtiemp Set Knob until the desired broiling setting shows in the small display (1, 2, 3, 4,5, HI). HI-Broil element on 100% of the time 5-Broil element on 90% of the time 4-Broil element on 80% of the time 3-Broil element on 70% of the time P-Broil element on 80% of the time l-Broil element on 50% of the time Most broiling is done at the HI setting. If food is cooking too fast, broil times can be varied by using broil settings 1 through 5. NOTE: Fish and chicken are some foods that may cook better if you use lower broiling temperatures. 6. When broiling is done, push the Set/Cancel button. Time of day will show in the display. 15 Broiling rack RACK POSITION FROM BOlTOM l l chart TYPE OF FOOD/ DONENESS 4 Quickly searing food, rare steaks 3 Medium steaks and patties, ham slices, fish steaks, frankfurters 2 Well-done steaks and patties, lamb chops, split chicken, pork steaks and chops, whole fish Broiling l position tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess liquid and fat away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire. Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook for correct broiling times. After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven when you remove the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if it is left in the heated oven. 16 l l Fire Hazard Place meat the correct distance from the element. Meat placed too close to the element may spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire during broiling. To ensure adequate grease drainage, do not use cookie sheets or similar pans for broiling. Also, covering the broiler grid with foil is not recommended. Poor drainage of grease may result in fire. If foil is used, cut slits in foil to correspond with all openings in broiler grid. Grease can then drain away and cool in pan. Energy saving tips Although the energy used for cooking is usually a very small percentage of the total energy used in the home, tooting energy can be used efficiently. Here are some tips to help you consewe 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 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. l Use the more efficient surface units instead of the oven when possible. Using the electronic l l l l l l l 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 resutts. Rely on your timer. Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm. Best time is after a meal has been cooked in it. 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 ft also. Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or cooking items such as casseroles. Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. clock/oven control The electronic clock/oven control will turn the oven on and off at times you set . . . even when you are not around. Automatic baking/roasting is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do not use the automatic cycle for cakes, cookies, etc. . . . undercooking will result. To start baking/roasting and stop automatically now 1. Position the oven rack(s) property and put food in the oven. 2. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 11.) 3. Push the Cook Time button. OVEN, TIME and HR will come on. ON will not come on until the time of day that oven is to be turned on is reached. If you start baking/roasting immediately, ON will come on. 17 increments. The small display and BAKE will flash and a tone will keep sounding until Step 5 is done. 5. Push the Bake Temp button and set the desired baking/roasting temperature. The small display will show the set temperature while the large display shows the remaining bakinglroasting time. OVEN, TIME, HR, BAKE and ON will come on. until the Set/Cancel button is pushed. 8. Push the Set/Cancel button to return to the time of day. If the Set/Cancel button is not pushed, a tone will sound every 10 seconds. 18 To delay stati automatically and stop 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and put food in the oven. 2. Make sure the clock is eet to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clocK on page 11.) 3. Push the Cook Time button. OVEN, TIME and HR will come on. ON will not come on until the time of day that oven is to be turned on is reached. Set Knob clockwise until 4. Turn the Timfiernp the desired bakfndroasting time shows in the large display. The small display and BAKE will flash and a tone will keep sounding until Step 5 is done. 5. Push the Stop Time button. The large display will show the current stop time and STOP TIME will come on. Turn the TimaFfemp Set Knob clockwise until the desired stop time shows in the display. DELAY and OVEN will come on. The small display and BAKE will flash and a tone will keep sounding until Step 6 is done. 6. Push the BakeITemp button and set the desired baking/roasting temperature. 7. Changes can be made at any time by pushing a command button. 19 8. When the start time is reached, DELAY and OVEN will go off. The display will show the actual oven temperature and the stop time. STOP TIME. BAKE and ON will come on. 9. When the bakfng’roasting time is completed, three tones will sound. The large display will show “0:OO” and OVEN, TIME and HR will come on. A tone will sound every 10 seconds until the Set/Cancel button is pushed. To cancel automatic control settings: Push the Set/Cancel oven button. To avold sickness and food waste when using delay start: . 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. 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. 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. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/roasting can resutt. NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt. Burn and Fire Hazard If you leave a utensil on the right rear surface unit, use potholders when moving it. Pan handles can become hot enough to burn. Keep flammable materials away from oven vent. Failure to do so can result in burns or a fire. 20 The storage drawer The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer can be removed to make it easier to clean under the range. Use care when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: 1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans before removing drawer. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop. Lii front and pull out to the second stop. 2. Lfft back slightly and slide drawer all the way out. Replacing the storage drawer. 1. Pii ends of drawer slide rails into the drawer guides on both sides of opening. 2. Lii drawer front and push in until metal stops on drawer slide rails clear white stops on drawer guides. Lii drawer front again to clear second stop and slide drawer closed. Drawer The anti-tip slide rail v bracket The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if excessive force or weight is applied to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured. To verify the anti-tip bracket is engaged: l Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached with screws to the wall behind the control panel. l Make sure the cable tether on the back of the range is secured by the two hooks on the bracket. l See Installation Instructions for further details. 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: l White (Kit No. 814069) l Almond (Kit No. 814070) from your Roper Dealer. The kits include easy installation instructions. 21 Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section How the cycle works Before Page . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . ..I...... 23 Page . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. .. . . . .. . . . . .. 22 Setting the conbols 22 Special fips . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 you start “.............................................. 1 I The SeWleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like the other functions of your range, the Self-Cleaning cycle is operated with the easy-to-use electronic controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless. How the cycle works The SeWleaning cycle uses very high heat to bum away soil and grease. During the cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it does for normal baking or broiling-approximately 875’F (468%). This high heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns it away. Your oven is preset for a 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle. However, the cycle time can be adjusted to the amount of soil in your oven. The cycle can be set anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See “Setting the controls” on page 23.) The graph at the right is representative of a normal, 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Note that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but it takes longer for the oven to cool enough to unlock Before 676-F (466-C) CLEANING CVCLE OVEN SHUT OFF DOOR UNLOCK5 START 1 3 lime 1,’ Hours you start Before you start the SeWCleaning cycle, make sure you: 1. Hand-clean the indicated areas. 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. Hand-clean 22 door STOP 2. Remove the broiler pan grid and any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: The broiler pan (without grid) can be cleaned in the oven if most of the soil is removed first by hand-cleaning or a dishwasher. lf most of the soil is not removed, excessive smoking will occur. The chrome broiler pan grid will discolor if cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle. 3. Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help reduce smoke during the cleaning cycle. 4. Remove the oven racks from the oven if you want them to remain shiny. If the oven racks are cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted from bottom to top.) NOTE: If oven racks are cleaned in the SelfCleaning cycle, they will become harder to slide. Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. If needed, remove them by opening a window or by turning on a vent hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle. Setting l l l Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. It could burn you. Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven. Cleaners may produce hazardous fumes or damage the porcelain finish. Do not leave foil in the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. Foil can burn or melt and damage the oven surface. NOTE: Do not force the Lock Lever. You could bend or break it. The lever is designed to stay locked until the oven is cool enough to safety open. Wait until it moves freely. Do not block the vent during the Setf-Cleaning cycle. Air must move freefy for best cleaning results. Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent. They may mett. the controls 1. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 11.) 2. Move the Lock Lever all the way to the rightthe Clean position. 3. To start cleaning immediately: Push the Clean button and turn the Time/ Temp Set Knob 4 settings to the right. A 3-hour Seff-Cleaning cycle will be set. 300” will show in the large display. CLEAN, TIME, HR. CLEAN, LOCK and ON will come on. If a Self-Cleaning cycle other than 3 hours is desired, push the Clean button. Turn the Time/ Temp Set Knob to the new time up to 4 hours. l Use 2 hours for light soil. l Use 3-4 hours for moderate to heavy soil. NOTE: If the door is not latched, “DOOR” will appear in the display and a tone will sound. Latch the door and LOCK will come on. Skip to Step 5. 23 4. To delay the start: Push the Clean button and turn the Time/ Temp Set Knob to the desired cleaning time. CLEAN, TIME, HR, CLEAN, LOCK and ON will come on. Push the Stop Time button. The large display will show the current stop time and STOP TIME will come on. Turn the Time/Ten-p Set Knob until the desired stop time shows in the display. DELAY will come on and ON will go Off. Changes can be made at any time by pressing the Clean or Stop Time button and turning the Time/Temp Set Knob to the new desired clean or stop time. 5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is started, the stop time will show in the large display. STOP TIME. CLEAN, LOCK and ON will come on. The Lock Lever must not be moved and the door cannot be opened after oven heats beyond normal baking/roasting temperatures. 6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is completed, three tones will sound and the large display will show the time of day. 7. When the oven reaches normal baking/ roasting temperatures, the Lock Lever can be moved back to the left and the oven door opened. DO NOT FORCE fT. Wait until it moves easily. To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at any time: 1. Push the Set/Cancel button. 2. When the oven cools to below normal operating temperatures, move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. 24 Special tips Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and smoke. l After the oven is cool, wipe up any residue or ash with a damp cloth. * Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and resufts in more smoke than usual. l . ff 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 SelfCleaning cycle longer the next time and handclean areas noted on page 22. Caring For Your Range In This Surface Lift-up Section units and reflector cooktop Paw Paw bowls _--_..... “.._---.“--“..-.““...-.“... 25 Cleaning 27 The oven light . . . . . . . . . ..“..“.“....“..................“..... Your range is designed for ease of care. Most cleaning can be done 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 and reflector chart “... . . . . . . . “I”” . . . . ““.W.“............... 28 29 Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure all controls are off and the range is cool before cleaning or servicing. Failure to do so could result in burns or electrical shock. bowls Removing 1. Make sure all control knobs are turned off and cool before removing surface units and reflector bowls. 2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the element holddown clip and the reflector bowl. 25 3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the receptacle. 4. Lii out thereflector bowl. See “Cleaning chart” on page 28 for cleaning instructions. Replacing 1. Make sure all control knobs are turned 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 holddown 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. 26 4. When the 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. lf a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of the 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 1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. l l Personal Injury and Product Damage 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. Do not drop the cooktop. Damage can result to the porcelain and the cooktop frame. 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. 27 Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean all parts of your range. PART HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away from control panel. l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not soak. l Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point to OFF. DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive cleaners. They may damage the finish of the knobs. Control knobs Sponge and warm, soapy water l Control panel Sponge and warm, soapy water OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner l Sponge and warm, soapy water Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. USE nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas. l Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. Exterior surtaces (other than cooktop and control panel) Surface Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive cleaners. They may damage the finish. NOTE: Make sure YOU have not turned the oven on when cleaning panel. If you have, push the Set/Cancel pad. l No cleaning is required. Spatters or spills will burn off. Do not immerse in water. units . Wipe off excess spills. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. OR l Place upside down on oven racks in oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle Porcelain-enamel reflector bowls Nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad and warm, soapy water OR The Self-Cleaning cycle Broiler pan and grid (clean after each use) Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water l Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water OR The Self-Cleaning cycle Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. OR l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and become harder to slide if left in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding. Oven door glass Paper towel and spray glass cleaner . Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. OR Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Oven cavity 28 Setf-Cleaning cycle l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT CLEAN in Setf-Cleaning (See note on page 23.) cycle. l l l See “Using The Self-Cleaning pages 22-25. Cycle” on The oven light The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, use the Oven Light Switch on the control panel. Electrical Shock and Personal Injury Hazard l Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the range has been turned off before replacing the light bulb. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or bums. .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. Broken glass could cause injury. 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. 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. 29 HYou Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. First we outline possible problems, their causes and their solutions. However, you may still need assistance or service. When calling our toll-free telephone number for help or calling for service. you will need to provide a complete description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information is needed to respond to your request properly. 1. Before calling for assistance ... Performance problems often result from lie things you can find and fii without tools of any kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fb. lt could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM Nothing operate will 1 POSSIBLE CAUSE I SOLUTlON The power cord is not plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage. A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Plug the power cord into a lie circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. The oven will not operate The electronic controls have not been set correctly. A delayed start time has been programmed. Refer to pages 13-20 for setting the electronic controls. Wait for the start time to be reached. The surface units will not operate A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Surface units are not plugged in all the way. The control knobs are not being set correctly. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. Plug surface units in all the way. (See “Replacing” on page 26.) Push control knobs in before turning to a setting. Control knob(s) will not turn You are not pushing in before turning. Push control knob(s) in before turning to a setting. The Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate The range clock does not show the correct time of day. The Lock Lever is not in the Clean position-all the way to the right. A delayed start time has been programmed. Reset clock to show the correct time of day. (See page 11.) Move Lock Lever all the way to the right. 30 Wait for the start time to be reached. PROBLEM Cooking resulta am not what you expected POSSIBLE SOLUTION CAUSE The range is not level. The oven temperature low or too high. seems too The oven was not preheated before baking. The recipe has never been tested or is not from a reliable source. The pan used is not the type or she recommended in the recipe. There is not proper air circulation around pan when baking. Cooking utensil does not fit the surface unit being used. The display shows the last time of day set 2. If you need There has been a power failure. assistance ... Call our toll-free telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: l-600-44-ROPER (l-800-447-6737) and talk with one of our trained consuttants. 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. For further information, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Roper Brand Appliances 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service Level range. (See Installation Instructions.) Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 14.) Preheat oven when called for in recipe. Use only tested recipes from a reliable source. Refer to a reliable cookbook for recommended pan type and size. Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of air space on all sides of pan. Pan should be the same size or slightly larger than surface unit being used. Reset the clock. (See page 11.) 4. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . l l l with Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Roper Brand Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Driie Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. ... Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance or the authorized servicer in your area. For help finding an authorized servicer in your area, call our toll-free telephone number in Step 2. 31 ROPER” Electric Cooking Product Warranty 1 LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY (from date of purchase) 1 ROPER WlLL PAY FOR I Replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Roper service company. ROPER WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your appliance. 2. Instruct you how to use your appliance. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs. B. Repairs when appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to appliance caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not approved by us. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages and all implied warranties are limited to the same time period stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand Appliances. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Roper distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our toll-free telephone number, l-80044-ROPER (l-800-447-8737), from anywhere in the U.S. PART NO. 3184011 0 1002 WhIrlpool Corporelbn @ Reglslered Trademark d Whirlpool Corporaliin Printed In U.S.A.