Home Appliances UseAndCare A Note to You ................ 2 Important Safety Instructions ................... 3 Parts and Features ...... .6 Using Your Range .. . . . . . . 7 Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle . . . . 20 Caring for Your Range . .. . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . .. . . . . 23 If You Need Assistance or Service . . . . . .. .. . . . . .. .. . . . 28 Warranty w4 SELF-CLEANING TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT. TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. PART NO. 316000755/4372449 . . .. . . . . . .._........... 32 I-800-44-ROPER Call us with questions or comments. 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. I This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns, and personal injury. I 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), is 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 2 Date ~ Important Safety Instructions READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 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. l l l l l l 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. continued on next page Use the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. l l l l 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. l l l When l l l l l l l 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. l 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 l l using 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. l 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 l 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. l Before self-cleaning the oven, remove broiler pan, broiler grid, oven racks, and other utensils. Do not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts unless you are instructed to do so in this Use and Care Guide. 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. l Disconnect the electrical supply and the gas supply at the shut-off valve near the range before servicing the range. l - READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - 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 \ 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 6 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 ............................................... racks and pans .. . ... . .. . .. .. . . 9 Broiling tips ........................................ Using the surface Positioning For best air circulation Setting . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. . 10 the clock . . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 11 Using the Minute Timer . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . .. .. . 11 . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . 12 Baking/roasting Adjusting the oven temperature control . .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . .. . .. . .. .. .. . .. .. . 13 Energy saving tips ............................. Using the MEALTIMERTM 14 15 clock.. ....... 16 The oven vent ..................................... 18 The storage drawer ............................ 18 The anti-tip brackets .......................... 19 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. continued on next page 7 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 l l (H:;h) 4-5 (Medium High) l l l l l USE 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 l To keep food cooking. Medium Low) . T o poach and stew. LO (Simmer) l l l 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. l l l l 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. continued on next page 9 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. 10 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. 11 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: l Do not preheat when roasting or cooking items such as casseroles. l Do not place food directly on the oven bottom. 5. During baking/roasting, the oven burner will turn on and off to maintain the temperature setting. 12 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. continued on next page 13 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 l l l l l l l tips 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. 14 l 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 4% oooo- 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. l l l l l l 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. 15 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. 16 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. 17 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 18 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. l 19 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 l l l l 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. l l l l J 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 l l l 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. 22 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. 23 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. 24 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. porLs --l”‘t- 0 I 0 00 000 E Typical Cleaning surface burner flame at highest setting chart Use the followina table to help. YOU < clean vour ranae. PART Control knobs HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water l l l l 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 l l l 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. l 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 l l l 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. l l l Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. l Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. OR l l l l 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. 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 28 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 l 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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