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Whirlpool FGS385B User's Manual
Home Appliances
UseAndCare
A Note to You ................ 2
Important Safety
Instructions
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Parts and Features
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Using Your Range
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Using the
Self-Cleaning
Cycle
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Caring for Your
Range . .. . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . .. . . . . 23
If You Need
Assistance
or Service . . . . . .. .. . . . . .. .. . . . 28
Warranty
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TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS
INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND
KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
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GAS RANGES
MODEL FGS385B
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a ROPER@ appliance.
Your ROPER range gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price.
To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free 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 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 warning symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these
symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the
warning symbol.
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This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns,
and personal injury.
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ALL RANGES CAN
TIP.
INJURY TO PERSONS
COULD RESULT.
INSTALL ANTI-TIP
DEVICES PACKED
WITH RANGE.
SEE INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS.
For more information,
see the “The anti-tip brackets” on page 19.
Our toll-free
number,
1-800-44-ROPER
available
24 hours a day.
(l-800-447-6737),
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If 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 28. 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
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Date
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Important
Safety
Instructions
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Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with
any appliance, there are specific installation and safety precautions which must be followed
to ensure safe and satisfactory operation.
WARNING: If the information
in this manual is not followed exactly,
a fire or explosion could result causing death, personal injury, or
property damage.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
vapors
and liquids
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
.Do not try to light any appliance.
*Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
@Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
@If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation
and service must be performed
service agency, or the gas supplier.
General
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 the proper gas
supply and checked for leaks. The range
must also be properly connected to
electrical supply and grounded.
*Gas fuels and their use in appliances
can cause minor exposures to benzene,
form-aldehyde, carbon monoxide, and
soot, primarily from incomplete combustion. Significant exposure to these
substances could cause cancer or
reproductive harm. Properly adjusted
burners with a blue, rather than a yellow,
flame will minimize incomplete combustion. Venting with a hood or an open
window will further minimize exposure.
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by a qualified
installer,
Do not store things children might want
above the range. Children could be
burned or injured while climbing on it.
Do not leave children alone or unattended
in area where the range is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on
any part of the range. They could be
burned or injured.
Do not operate the range if it is 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.
Do not attempt to light the oven burner
during a power failure. Personal injury
could result. Reset oven controls to the
off position in the event of a power failure.
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Use the range only for its intended use
as described in this manual.
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Do not touch surface burners, areas near
surface burners, or interior surfaces of
oven. Areas near surface burners 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
burners, areas near surface burners, 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, 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 an open flame 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 an open flame. Do not use
a towel or bulky cloth for a pot holder. It
could catch on fire.
Keep range vents unobstructed.
Do not heat unopened containers. They
could explode. The hot contents could
cause burns and container particles
could cause injury.
Use only utensils approved for oven use.
Follow utensil manufacturer’s instructions, especially when using glass or
plastic utensils.
Do not store flammable materials on or
near the range. The fumes could create
an explosion and/or fire hazard.
Do not use the oven for storage.
Do not use aluminum foil to line area
around surface burners, oven bottom,
or any other part of the range. Use
aluminum foil only as recommended in
this manual.
Never use a match or other flame to look
for a gas leak. Explosion and injury could
result.
Know where your main gas shut-off valve
is located.
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using
the cooktop
Make sure the utensils you use are large
enough to contain food and avoid
boilovers and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers left on a range can ignite
and burn you. Pan size is especially
important in deep fat frying.
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 burners unattended
at high heat settings. A boilover could
result and cause smoking and greasy
spillovers that could ignite.
l Turn pan handles inward, but not over
other surface burners. This will help
reduce the chance of burns, igniting of
flammable materials, and spills due to
bumping of the pan.
l Do not use decorative
covers or trivets
over the surface burners.
When
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the oven
Always position the oven rack(s) in
desired location while oven is cool.
Use care when opening oven door. Let
hot air or steam escape before removing
or replacing food.
Grease
l 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 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 multi-purpose dry chemical or foamtype extinguisher.
Care and cleaning
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Small amounts of formaldehyde and
carbon monoxide are given off in the SelfCleaning cycle from fiberglass insulation
and food decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances 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 self-cleaning.
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.
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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.
l 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.
l 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.
*Any additions, changes, or conversions
required in order for this appliance to
satisfactorily meet the application needs
must be made by a Roper Distributor or
Qualified Agency.
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the electrical supply and the
gas supply at the shut-off valve near the
range before servicing the range.
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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.
Oven control
panel
Lock lever
Model and
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Surface
burner
control
panel
. Broil burner
(not shown)
Oven burner
(not shown)
Anti-tip
brackets
Removable
Control
panels
Surface burner
markers
Left front
control knob
Right rear
control knob
Left rear
control knob
Clean indicator
light
Lock indicator
light
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Oven
selector
Oven indicator
light
MEALTIMER’”
clock/Minute
Timer
Oven temperature
control knob
Right front
control knob
Using Your Range
In This
Section
Page
burners . .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. 7
Broiling
Page
13
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racks and pans .. . ... . .. . .. .. . . 9
Broiling
tips ........................................
Using the surface
Positioning
For best air circulation
Setting
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the clock . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 11
Using the Minute Timer . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 11
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Baking/roasting
Adjusting the oven temperature
control . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . 13
Energy saving tips .............................
Using the MEALTIMERTM
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15
clock.. ....... 16
The oven vent .....................................
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The storage
drawer ............................
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The anti-tip
brackets
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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
burners
Push in and turn
counterclockwise
Your range is equipped with electric ignitors.
Electric ignitors automatically light the burners
each time they are used.
Push in control knob and turn counterclockwise to the LITE position. The clicking
sound is the ignitor sparking. Visually check
that burner has lit.
To stop the clicking sound after the
burner lights, turn the control knob to the
desired cook setting. The control knob has
six cook settings. However, you can set the
control knob anywhere between HI and OFF.
NOTE: All the electric ignitors will click at
the same time. However, the burner with
the control knob turned to LITE is the one
that will ignite.
Surface
burner
markers
The solid dot in the surface burner marker
shows which surface burner is turned on
by that knob.
Burner
heat
settings
Use correct burner heat settings (see next
page). If the heat setting is too high, it can:
l Char bacon and cause curling.
l Make eggs tough and crisp at the edges.
l Toughen
liver, fish, and seafood.
l Scorch
delicate sauces and custards.
l Cause
a boilover.
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Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high setting; then turn
the control knob down to continue cooking.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED
LITE
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High)
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To light the burner. After
the burner lights, turn
control back to a desired
setting to stop the clicking
of the ignitor.
To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes
For gravy, pudding, and
icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
2-3
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Medium Low) . T o poach and stew.
LO
(Simmer)
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To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
To melt.
To simmer.
NOTE: Do not cook with the control in the
LITE position.
In case of a prolonged
failure
Surface
Hold a
control
burner
desired
power
burners can be manually lighted.
lit match near a burner and turn the
knob to the LITE position. After the
lights, turn the control knob to the
setting.
Fire Hazard
Burner flame should not extend beyond
the edge of the cooking utensil.
Be sure all control knobs are turned to
OFF when you are not cooking.
Failure to follow these precautions could
result in fire or burns.
NOTE: Do not leave an empty utensil, or
one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface
burner. The utensil could overheat and
damage the utensil or cooking product.
Cookware
tips
No one brand of cookware is best for all
people. Knowing something about pan
materials and construction will help you
select the correct cookware for your needs.
l NOTE:
For best results and greater fuel
efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware in good condition.
l The pan should
have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
l Choose
medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
l The pan material
(metal or glass) affects
how fast heat transfers from the surface
burner through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best cooking
results.
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Handles should be made of a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached
to the pan.
Pans should be easy to clean. Check to be
sure there are no crevices, rough edges, or
areas where food might collect.
Be sure pans do not tip, whether they are
full or empty.
Use cookware only as it was intended to
be used. Follow pan instructions. This is
very important for glass cookware because
some should be used only in the oven.
Other pans are marked as flameware and
may be used on the surface burners.
Positioning
racks
for specific
canning
information
To protect your range:
l For best results,
use a canner which can
be centered over the surface burner.
l Do not place
canner on two surface
burners at the same time. Too much heat
will build up and 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 Refer to your canner
manual for specific
instructions.
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
Home
The large diameter of most water-bath or
pressure canners combined with high heat
settings for long periods of time can cause
damage to the cooktop.
foods:
FOOD
RACK POSITION
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys,
angel food cakes
1st or 2nd rack
guide from bottom
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
2nd rack guide
from bottom
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
2nd or 3rd rack
guide from bottom
Personal Injury Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in desired
location before turning oven on. Be sure
the rack(s) is level.
If rack(s) must be moved while oven is
hot, use pot holders or oven mitts to
protect hands.
Do not place items on the open oven
door.
Be careful when installing and removing
large food items from extra oven rack
position. Food will be close to hot surfaces, including oven bottom and sides.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could result in personal injury.
When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on first and third rack guides from bottom.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 15.
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Extra oven rack
(roasting
rack)
position
When roasting food too large to be placed in
oven with rack in lowest position, place rack
on bottom of oven.
For proper roasting, follow these
guidelines:
l The rack must be level.
l Use adequate
amount of liquid (meat
juices or water) so food does not get
overdone.
l Do not try to pull
rack out over door.
Rack will be at the same level as door
when door is opened.
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.
l Place the pans so that one is not directly
over the other.
l For best results,
allow 1l/2-2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (3 cm).
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 corners on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly
over another.
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position
Setting
the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to
set the clock.
1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn
clockwise until clock shows the correct
time of day.
2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out.
Turn clockwise until Minute Timer hand
points to OFF. The clock setting will
change if you push in the knob when
turning.
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.
1. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute
Timer Knob counterclockwise
until the
timer hand passes the setting you want.
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Baking/roasting
NOTE: Do not attempt to light the oven
burner during a power failure. See “lmportant Safety Instructions” on page 3 for
more information.
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 oans” on oaae 9.
4. When baking, preheat the oven for 10
minutes. Put food in the oven.
NOTES:
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when roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
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food directly on the oven
bottom.
5. During baking/roasting,
the oven burner
will turn on and off to maintain the temperature setting.
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Adjusting
the oven
temperature
control
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:
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
clockwise. Each notch equals about
20°F (11°C).
4. To raise the temperature,
hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
counterclockwise.
Each notch equals
about 20°F (11 “C).
5. Tighten the locking screws and replace
the control knob.
Locking
screws
To
raise
Notches
Tooth
Broiling
1. Position the rack properly before turning
on the oven. Position the oven rack so
that the surface of the food is at least
3 inches (7 cm) away from the broil
burner. See “Broiling rack position chart”
on page 15.
2. Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes before
using.
3. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack.
4. Completely close the oven door to
ensure proper broiling temperatures.
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5. Set the Oven Selector to BROIL. Push in
and turn the Oven Temperature Control
counterclockwise
to BROIL. The broiler
will automatically light in 50-60 seconds.
6. When broiling is done, turn both the
Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF.
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.
If you broil small quantities, you may
want to use a small broiler pan. They are
available in the housewares section of
many department stores.
For best broiling results, preheat at
BROIL for 5 minutes. Do not preheat with
broiler pan in place.
Broiling rack position determines how
the burner cooks your food. The lower the
position, the more broiler grid area covered. See “Broiling rack position chart” on
page 15 for more information.
To sear meat, place broiler pan at one of
the higher rack positions so that meat is
very near the flame.
Small steaks may be broiled in the higher
rack positions.
To cook large steaks and other thick cuts
of meat well done, move them to a lower
rack position after searing.
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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.
Fire Hazard
Place food about 3” or more from the
broil burner.
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.
Failure to follow the above could result
in fire, burns, or other personal injury.
Broiling
rack
position
RACK POSITION
FROM BOlTOM
chart
FOOD
4
Rare steaks and fish
3
Medium and well-done
steaks and hamburgers;
well-done foods such as
chicken, lobster, ham
slices, and pork chops
Energy
saving
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tips
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 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 burner control on low to finish
cooking.
l Use the more efficient
surface burners
instead of the oven when possible.
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Turn on the surface burner only after
placing filled pan on the burner grate.
“Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times, and unsatisfactory
baking results. Rely on your timer to keep
track of the 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 roasting or cooking
items such as casseroles.
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Using
the MEALTIMER’”
The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn
the oven on and off at times you set, even
when ycju are not around.
Delayed time baking/roasting is ideal for
foods which do not require a preheated
oven, sxh as meats and casseroles. DO
not use delayed time cooking for cakes,
cookies, etc. -they will not rise properly.
Before using the MEALTIMER clock,
make sure the clock is set to the correct
time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on
page 11.)
To delay start
automatically:
and stop
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and
place the food in the oven.
NOTE: There must be at least a half-hour
difference between the start and stop
times.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
5. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclockwise
to the baking/
roasting temperature you want. The oven
will now start and stop automatically. The
Oven Indicator Light will come on when
the start time is reached.
6. After baking/roasting
is done or to
cancel the setting at any time, turn
both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF.
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clock
To start baking/roasting
and stop automatically:
now
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and
place the food in the oven.
2. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want the oven
to shut off. Make sure the Start Time Knob
is not pushed in.
3. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
4. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclockwise
to the baking/
roasting temperature you want.
5. After baking/roasting
is done or to
cancel the setting at any time, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control clockwise to OFF.
Food Spoilage Hazard
Do not let most UNFROZEN food
stand for more than two hours before
cooking starts.
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 sickness.
NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while
waiting for cooking to star-t. 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 stat-t.
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The oven
vent
ven vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent located in lower part of
backguard. The vent is needed for air
circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor
baking/roasting will result.
NOTE: Never store plastics, paper, or other
items that could melt or burn near the oven
vent, or any of the surface burners.
Burn Hazard
When the oven is ON, pans and pan
handles left near the oven vent could
become very hot. Use pot holders to
move pans.
Failure to do so could result in burns.
The storage
drawer
You can remove the storage drawer to
make it easier to clean under the range and
to check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket. Use care when handling the
drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer before removing. Pull
drawer straight out to the first stop. Lift
front and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all the
way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of 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.
slide rail
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The anti-tip
brackets
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 brackets properly secured.
Personal Injury Hazard
To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with properly
installed anti-tip brackets supplied with range.
If range is moved for cleaning or service, check that anti-tip brackets
are engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal
To verify the anti-tip
are engaged:
brackets
Grasp rear of range and carefully try to tilt
forward. If anti-tip brackets are attached to
floor with screws and rear leveling legs are
positioned under brackets (one for each
rear leveling leg), range should not tilt
forward.
OR
l Remove
the storage drawer.
(See page 18.)
l Make sure the rear leveling
legs are
positioned under brackets.
l See Installation
Instructions for further
details.
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Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
In This
Section
Page
. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. 21
Page
How the cycle works . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . 20
Setting the controls
Before you start . . .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. 20
Special tips .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. 22
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 controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven
spotless.
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.
We recommend a 3-hour Self-Cleaning
cycle. However, 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 21.)
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
you
OVEN SHUT OFF
DOOR UNLOCKS
START
1
2
Time In Hours
start
Before you start the Self-Cleaning
cycle,
make sure you:
l Hand-clean
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.
20
875°F ( 468°C )
CLEANING
CYCLE
Hand-clean
frame
DO NOT
h
3
STOP
1
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Remove any pots and pans being stored
in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan and
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.
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 Self-Cleaning
cycle, but they will become harder to slide.
(See page 26.) 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:
l Do not force
the Lock Lever. You could
bend or break it. The lever is designed
Setting
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in
your oven.
Failure to follow the above could result
in burns or hazardous fumes.
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to stay locked until the oven is cool enough
to safely open. Wait until it moves freely.
Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for
best cleaning results.
Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent.
They may melt.
Do not leave any foil in the oven during
the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn
or melt and damage the oven surface.
Do not use the oven light during the SelfCleaning cycle. Use during the Self-Cleaning
cycle will shorten the life of the bulb.
the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector to CLEAN. Push
in and turn the Oven Temperature
Control counterclockwise
to CLEAN.
2. Make sure the clock and Start and Stop
Times all have the correct time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise 2 to 4 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3 hours or more for moderate
soil.
l Use 4 hours for heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is
not pushed in.
continued
on next page
21
4. Move the Lock Lever to the right - the
Clean position. The Clean Indicator Light
will come on.
5. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is started,
the Lock Indicator Light comes on when
the oven temperature goes above normal
baking/roasting temperatures. The door
cannot be opened and the Lock Lever
must not be moved when the Lock
Indicator Light is on.
6. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is completed and the oven reaches normal
baking/roasting
temperatures,
the Lock
Indicator Light will go off. Move the Lock
Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE
IT. Wait until it moves easily. Turn the
Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control clockwise to OFF. The Clean
Indicator Light will go off.
7. 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.
To stop the Self-Cleaning
cycle at any time:
1. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise until it points to the correct
time of day.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to OFF. When the
Lock Indicator Light goes off, move the
Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT
FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Special
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tips
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.
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l
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 20.
Caring
In This
for Your Range
Section
Page
chart .. .. . .. ..*........................... 25
Surface burner
Page
grates . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . ... 23
Cleaning
Lift-up
. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. .. .. . .. . .. 24
The oven light .*........*..........................m 27
Surface
cooktop
burners . . . ... . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . ... . .. . .. . 24
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
burner
Explosion Hazard
Keep appliance area clear and free of
combustible materials, gasoline, and
other flammable vapors and liquids.
Do not use oven cleaners, bleach, or
rust removers.
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
When using cleaners or aerosols on
exterior surfaces, always follow package
directions. Excess residue from cleaners or aerosols could ignite.
Do not obstruct the flow of combustion
and ventilation air.
Failure to follow these guidelines could
result in explosion, fire, electrical shock,
or burns.
grates
1. Make sure all surface burners are off and
the surrounding parts are cool.
2. Lift off the surface burner grates.
3. Wash the grates with warm, soapy water
or in a dishwasher. Use a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad for cooked-on
foods. Rinse and dry well.
4. Replace burner grates.
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Lift-up
cooktop
1. Remove surface burner grates.
2. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners
until the support rods lock into place.
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.
NOTE: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage
could result to the porcelain and the cooktop
frame.
3. Wipe with warm, soapy water. Use a
soapy, steel-wool pad on heavily soiled
areas.
4. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from
both sides while pressing the support rods
back to unlock them. Lower the cooktop
into place. Replace surface burner grates.
Surface
burners
1. Lift up the cooktop, following the instructions above.
2. Before cleaning, remove screws that
hold each of the burners in place. The
screws prevent the burners from moving
during shipment. Remove the shipping
screws with a Phillips screwdriver and lift
the burners up and out. This separates
the burners from the mounting bracket
under each burner pair.
3. Wipe off surface burners with warm,
soapy water and a sponge after each
use. To remove cooked-on food, soak
the burners in a vinegar and water
solution for 20-30 minutes. Scrub with a
plastic scrubbing pad.
4. If ports are clogged, clean with a
straight pin. DO NOT enlarge or distort
the ports. DO NOT use a toothpick to
clean the ports.
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Screws
5. Before putting the burners back, dry
them thoroughly by setting them in a
warm oven for 30 minutes.
6. Replace burners, making sure they are
properly seated and level. Replace
screws.
7. Occasionally
check the burner flames
for proper size and shape as shown. A
good flame is blue in color. If flames lift
off ports, are yellow, or are noisy when
turned off, you may need to clean the
burners (see page 24), or call a qualified
technician for adjustment.
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Typical
Cleaning
surface burner flame
at highest setting
chart
Use the followina table to help. YOU
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PART
Control
knobs
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Control
panels
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panels)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
OR
Paper towel and
spray glass cleaner
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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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.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly.
l Use nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
l 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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continued
on next page
25
PART
Surface
grates
Surface
burner
burners
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
OR
Dishwasher
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
OR
Vinegar and water
solution
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
26
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
OR
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Self-Cleaning
cycle
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In dishwasher, wash with other cooking
utensils.
Dry completely.
Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
Lift up the cooktop. (See page 24.)
Wipe off spills immediately after burner
has cooled.
For cooked-on food:
l Remove
burner from manifold with
Phillips screwdriver.
l Wash with warm, soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing pad or soak in vinegar
and water solution.
l Wipe with clean water and dry thoroughly.
l If ports are clogged,
clean with a straight
pin. Do not enlarge or distort ports. Do
not use a wooden toothpick.
l Do not clean surface
burner in dishwasher.
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
l
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
OR
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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.
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 20-22.
Cycle” on
The oven
light
The oven light will come on when you open
the oven door.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool
and power to the range has been turned
off before replacing the light bulb.
The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the
bulb from breaking, and from high oven
temperatures. Because the bulb cover is
1 made of glass, be careful not to drop it.
I.’ Farlure to follow the above could result
In electrical shock, burns, or injury from
1 broken glass.
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 pushing the wire holder to
the side and pulling out bulb cover.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap the
wire holder into place. Plug in appliance
or reconnect at the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light should not be used
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Use during
the Self-Cleaning cycle will shorten the life
of the bulb.
27
If You Need Assistance
or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section
outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem.
Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our tollfree telephone number for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of
the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the purchase date.
(See page 2.) This information will help us respond properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
Nothing
operate
will
The oven will
not operate
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POSSIBLE
CAUSE
SOLUTION
The power cord is not plugged
into a live circuit with proper
voltage.
Plug the power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See Installation
Instructions.)
Range is not properly connetted to gas supply.
Contact an authorized Roper service
technician to reconnect range to gas
supply. (See Installation Instructions.)
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Controls are not set correctly.
Reset controls, if needed.
The Oven Selector is not
turned to BAKE or BROIL.
Turn the Oven Selector to the desired
setting.
A delayed start time has been
set.
Wait for the start time to be reached
or cancel and reset the control.
The Oven Temperature
Control is not turned to a
temperature setting.
Push in and turn the Oven Temperature Control to a temperature setting.
The MEALTIMERTM clock is
not set correctly.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMER clock’
on page 16.)
The Stop or Start Time Knobs
for the MEALTIMER clock are
not set at 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.
The gas regulator valve is in
the off position.
Move the regulator valve lever to the
open position. (See Installation
Instructions.)
PROBLEM
Burner fails to
light
POSSIBLE
SOLUTION
CAUSE
The power cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
proper voltage.
Plug the power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. (See Installation
Instructions.)
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker. In case of prolonged
power failure, manually light burners.
(See page 8.)
Burner ports are clogged.
Clean with a straight pin. (See pages
24 and 26.)
Burner flames
are uneven
Burner ports are clogged.
Clean with a straight pin. (See pages
24 and 26.) If this fails, call an authorized Roper set-vice technician for
service.
Burner flames
lif-t off ports, are
yellow, or are
noisy when
turned off
Air/gas mixture is incorrect.
Contact an authorized Roper service
technician to check air/gas mixture.
Burner makes
popping noise
when on
Burner is wet from washing.
Let dry.
Control knob(s)
will not turn
You are not pushing in before
turning.
Push control knob(s) in before turning
to a setting.
Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
operate
The Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control are not
set to CLEAN.
Set both the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control to CLEAN.
The range clock does not
show the correct time of day.
Reset clock to show the correct time
3f day. (See page 11.)
The Lock Lever is not in the
CLEAN position - all the way
to the right.
Move Lock Lever all the way to the
right.
The Stat-t Time Knob does
lot show the correct time of
lay or the knob is not all the
Nay out.
Seset the Start Time Knob to show
:he correct time of day. Pull knob out
alI the way.
The Stop Time Knob is not set
shead to the time you want the
Self-Cleaning cycle to stop.
See Step 3 in “Setting the controls”
In page 21 for proper setting instrucions.
continued
on next page
29
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
Cooking results
are not what
you expected
The range is not level.
30
SOLUTION
CAUSE
The oven temperature
too low or too high.
Level range. (See Installation
Instructions.)
seems
Adjust the oven temperature control.
(See “Adjusting the oven temperature
control” on page 13.)
The oven was not preheated
as the recipe calls for.
Preheat oven if called for in recipe.
The recipe you are using may
need to be altered to improve
the taste or appearance of the
food.
Alter recipe as needed.
The pans are not the type or
size recommended in the
recipe.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for
recommended pan type and size.
There is not proper air circulation around pan when baking.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all
sides of the pans for air circulation.
There must be a minimum space of
1 inch (3 cm).
Flame size does not fit the
cooking utensil being used.
Adjust flame size to fit cooking utensil.
When broiling, you have not
completely closed the oven
door.
Completely
The flow of combustion and/or
ventilation air to the range is
blocked.
Remove blockage to airflow to and
around range.
close oven door.
2. If you need
assistance
...
Call our toll-free telephone number. Dial
toll-free from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
l-800-44-ROPER
(l-800-447-6737)
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.
For further information, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Roper Brand Appliances
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service
4. If you need
replacement
...
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 ROPER@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right
and work right, because they are made to
the same exacting specifications used to
build every new ROPER appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call our tollfree telephone number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
l
...
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.
FSP@
parts
l
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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 Roper Brand
Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
31
ROPER”
Gas Range Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WE WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
(from date of purchase)
FSPa replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Roper service company.
WE 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 or plumbing.
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 us.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
3195
This ROPER appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall
it be liable under this warranty 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 Roper distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our toll-free telephone number, l-800-44-ROPER
(l-800-447-6737),
from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
PART NO. 316000755/4372449
0 1995 Whwlpool
Corporation
@I Reglsiered
TrademarkiTM
Trademark
of Whirlpool
U S A
7195
PrInted ,n U S.A.
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