A Note To You 2 Important Safety Instructions 3 Parts And Features 6 Using Your Range 7 Usin the Self- 8 leaning Cycle 19 Caring For Your Range 22 If You Need Assistance 29 Or Service 32 Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions or comments. SELF-CLEANING ELECTRIC RANGE WITH CONTINUOUS-CLEANING UPPER OVEN MODEL RE960PXY I43 A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance. Your safety is important to us. This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol. This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock. This symbol will help you avoid actions which could cause product damage (scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your personal property. Our Consumer Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. number, I-800-253-1 301, 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 29. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer Assistance Center. 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 To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow basic precautions, including the following: General oRead all instructions before using the range. @Install or locate the range only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions. The range must be installed by a qualified installer. The range must be roperly connected to electrica Psupply and grounded. fb?b?~ &&I @WARNING: To reduce the risk of ti ping of the appliance, the app Piance must be secured by a proper1 installed anti-tip bracket. 7 o check if the bracket is installed properly, see “The anti-tip bracket” on page 18. l CAUTION: Do not store things children mi ht want above the range. Chil %ren could be burned or injured while climbing on it. @Do not leave children alone or unattended in area where the range is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on 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 heatin the room. Persons could be %urned or injured, or a fire could start. @Use the range only for its int;;en;zluse as described in this 111h1111 ml!ib *Do not touch surface units, areas near units, heating elements or interior surfaces of oven. Surface units and heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units and interior surfaces of an oven become hot enou h to cause burns. During an B after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units, areas near units, heating elements or interior surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the range may become hot enough to cause burns; such as, the oven vent opening, the surface near the vent opening, the cooktop, the oven door and window. ‘\ 43 *Do not wear loose or hanging garments when using the range. They could ignite if they touch a hot surface unit and you could be burned. continued on next page 3 ‘Use only dry potholders. Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or bulk cloth 60,’ irepotholder. It coul J catch ‘Keep range vents unobstructed. ‘Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container particles could cause injury. ‘Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The fumes can create an explosion and/or fire hazard. When using the cooktop ‘Make sure the reflector bowls are in place during cooking. Cookin without reflector bowls may su%ject the wiring and components underneath them to damage. .Do not line reflector bowls with aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners may result in a risk of electric shock or fire. @Select a pan with a flat bottom that is about the same size as the surface unit. If pan is smaller than the surface unit, some of the heating element will be exposed and may result in the i niting of clothing or potholders. 8 orrect pan size also improves cooking efficiency. .Check to be sure glass cooking utensils are safe for use on the range. Only certain types of glass, glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware or other glazed utensils are suitable for cooktops without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. @Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A boilover could result and cause smoking and g;;;y sprllovers that may @Turn pan handles inward, but not over other surface units. This will help reduce the chance of burns, i niting of flammable materia 7 s, and spills due to bumping of the pan. When using the oven l Always position oven rack(s) in desired location while oven is cool. If a rack must be removed while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. @Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. l Protective liners - Do not use aluminum foil to line oven bottoms. Improper installation of these liners may result in risk of electrical shock or fire. Grease @Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to collect around cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately. *Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan on range by coverin with a wellfitted lid, cookie s7l eet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of an can be extin uished with Ii aking soda or, i9 available, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. Care and cleaning @Small amounts of formaldehyde and carbon monoxide are iven off in the Self-Cleaning cyc9e from fiberglass insulation and food decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances can cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or open window and wiping out excess food spills pnor 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 either oven. @Before self-cleaning the lower 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&;eso In this Use and Care @Do not soak removable heating elements in water. The element will be damaged and shock or fire could result. @Do not clean door heat seal. It is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the seal. Clean only parts recommended in this Use and Care Guide. @Do not repair or replace any part of the range unless specifically recommended in this manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. l Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing the range. - 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. y control Oven panel Manual oven with chrome reflector Self-cleaning Model and serial number plate (under cooktop) Broil element (not shown) Broiler pan and insert Anti-tip Bake element bracket Removable Control Surface panels unit control panel I Left rear control knob 4 Right real -control knot Left front control knob 1 Right fron II control knot Oven control panel I Upper oven temperature control - L Upper oven selector I Automatic MEALTIMER” I -clock Minute timer and clock Surface heating indicator light Upper oven indicator light - i I Lower oven temperature control - . Clean 1 indicator light 6 Lock indicator light light Lower oven selector Using Your Range In This Section Page units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Broiling ........................................................... Page 13 racks and pans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Broiling tips .................................................... 15 Using the surface Positioning For best air circulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Energy saving tips ......................................... 15 Setting the clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Using the automatic clock.. .16 Using the Minute Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The oven vent.. ............................................... 17 Baking/roasting Adjusting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 the oven temperature control . . . . . 13 MEALTIMER’” The storage drawer.. ...................................... 18 The anti-tip bracket.. ...................................... 16 To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range. Using the surface units Control knobs must be pushed in before turning them to a setting. They can be set anywhere between HI and OFF. Surface heating indicator light The SURFACE HEATING Indicator Light on the control panel will glow when a surface unit is turned on. Burn and Fire Hazard Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF and all indicator lights are OFF when you are not cooking. Someone could be burned or a fire could start if a surface unit is accidentally left ON. Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide. For best results, start cooking at the high settings; then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. r SElTING HI Medium-high Cookware RECOMMENDED USE l To star-l foods cooking. 9 To bring liquids to a boil. l To hold a rapid boil. l To fry chicken or pancakes. l For gravy, pudding and icing. l To cook large amounts of vegetables. l To keep food cooking after starting it on a higher setting. l To keep food warm until ready to serve. tips There is no one brand of cooking utensil that is best for all people. Knowing something about pan materials and construction will help you select the right cooking utensils for your needs. l For best results and greater energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed utensils that make good contact with the surface units. To check the flatness of a utensil: -Turn it over and check the bottom of the pan by placing a ruler across it. -Rotate the ruler in all directions. There should be no gaps between the pan and the ruler. NOTE: Woks, canners and teakettles with flat bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop are now available in most houseware stores or departments. l The pan should have straight sides and a tightfitting lid. l Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight. Remember that a very heavy pan will be even heavier when filled with food. l The pan material (metal or glass) affects how fast heat transfers from the surface unit through the pan material and how evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom. Choose pans that provide the best cooking results. l Handles should be made of a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan. l l Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit. It can overheat and may damage the utensil or surface unit. Do not use canners, woks and specialty utensils with rounded, warped, ridged or dented bottoms. These could cause severe overheating which damages the utensil and/or surface unit. Product Damage Hazard If a surface unit stays red for a long time, the bottom of the pan is not flat enough or is too small for the surface unit. Prolonged usage of incorrect utensils for long periods of time can result in damage to the surface unit, cooktop, wiring and surrounding areas. To prevent damage, use correct utensils, start cooking on HI and turn control down to continue cooking. Home canning information To protect your range: Use flat-bottomed canners/pans for best results. l For best results, use the largest surface unit. Also, use a canner/pan which can be centered over the surface unit and which does not extend more than one inch outside surface unit area. Large diameter canners/pans, if not properly centered, trap heat and can cause damage to the cooktop. l Do not place canner on two surface units at the same time. Excessive heat build-up will damage the cooktop. l Start with hot water. This reduces the time the control is set on high. Reduce heat setting to lowest position needed to keep water boiling. l Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. l To prolong the life of the elements: -Prepare small batches at a time. -Do not use elements for canning all day. l Positioning racks Optional canning kit The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life of regular surface units and cause damage to the cooktop. If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the installation of a Canning Kit. Order the kit (Part No. 242905) from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. and pans For baking/roasting with one rack, the rack should be placed so the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Always leave at least ll/z to 2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides of the pan and the oven walls and other pans. For proper cooking, follow these guidelines for specific foods: l Angel and bundt cakes, yeast breads, frozen pies, large roasts and turkeys-place rack on lowest level. l Casseroles, muffins, most quick breads and meats-place rack on second or third level from bottom. l Cookies, biscuits, cakes and non-frozen piesplace rack on second or third level from bottom. When baking on two racks, arrange racks on bottom and third level from bottom. Personal Injury Hazard Always position oven rack(s) in desired location before turning oven on. Be sure the rack(s) is level. l If rack(s) must be moved while oven is hot, use potholders or oven mitts to protect hands. Failure to follow the above precautions may result in personal injury. l NOTE: For recommended rack placement when broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on page 14. 9 For best air circulation The hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. l Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l Allow 1X-2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and between pans and oven walls. l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at one time. Use the following as a guide to determine where to place the pans. One pan Place in the center of the oven rack. Two pans Place in opposite corners of the oven rack. Three or four pans Place in opposite corners on each oven rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly over another. NOTE: “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking or roasting results. Use a reliable kitchen timer to keep track of the cooking time. 10 Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. 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 nmer 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. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute Timer Knob counterclockwise until the timer hand passes the setting you want. Without pushing it in, turn the knob back to the setting you want. When the time is up, a buzzer will sound. To stop the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer hand to OFF. 11 Baking/roasting Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. The Oven Indicator Light will come on. 4. When baking, preheat the oven for 10 minutes. (Preheating is not needed when roasting or cooking items such as casseroles.) To preheat, set the Oven Selector to PREHEAT and the Oven Temperature Control to the desired temperature. When the oven reaches the desired temperature (in about 10 minutes) turn the Oven Selector to BAKE. You must turn the Oven Selector to BAKE after using the PREHEAT setting. 5. Put food in oven. During baking/roasting, the elements will turn on and off to maintain the temperature setting. The Oven Indicator Light will turn on and off with the elements. NOTE: The top element helps heat during baking/roasting, but does not turn red. 6. When baking/roasting is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The Oven Indicator Light will go off. 12 Lower oven shown: Adjusting the oven temperature control Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature of your old oven may have shifted gradually without you noticing the change. Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures. But, when compared to your old oven, the new design may give you different results. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps: 1. Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob 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 10°F (5°C). 4. To raise the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about 10°F (5°C). Tighten the locking screws and replace the control knob. Broiling 1. Position the rack properly before turning on the oven. The oven rack should be positioned so that the surface of the food is at least 3 inches (7.4 cm) away from the broil burner. See “Broiling rack position chart” on page 14. 2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack. 3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open about 4 inches [IO.2 cm]). The door will stay open by itself. 13 Lower oven shown: 4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to BROIL. The Oven Indicator Light will come on. NOTE: Do not preheat oven when broiling. 5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The Oven Indicator Light will go off. Custom broil If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob counterclockwise until the Oven Indicator Light goes off. . If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and 163°C). These temperature settings allow the broil heating element to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking. l Fish and chicken are some foods that may cook better if you use lower broiling temperatures. The Oven Selector must be on BROIL for all broiling temperatures. l NOTE: The oven door must be partly open whenever the oven is being used to broil. Leaving the door open allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. Broiling rack RACK POSITION FROM BOlTOM position chart TYPE OF FOOD/ DONENESS Quickly searing food, rare steaks Medium steaks and patties, ham slices, fish steaks, frankfurters Well-done steaks and patties, lamb chops, split chicken, pork steaks and chops, whole fish 14 Broiling l l l tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess liquid and fat away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire. Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook for correct broiling times. After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven when you remove the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if it is left in the heated oven. Energy saving Fire Hazard Place meat the correct distance from the element. Meat placed too close to the element may spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire during broiling. . To ensure adequate grease drainage, do not use cookie sheets or similar pans for broiling. Also, covering the broiler grid with foil is not recommended. Poor drainage of grease may result in fire. If foil is used, cut slits in foil to correspond with all openings in broiler grid. Grease can then drain away and cool in pan. l 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 conserve energy when using your cooking product. l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides and tight-fitting lids. l Match the pan to the surface unit size. l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to help shorten cooking time. l Preheat pans only when recommended and for the shortest time possible. l Start food on higher heat settings, then set surface unit control on low or off to finish cooking. Use retained heat for cooking when possible. l Use the more efficient surface units instead of the oven when possible. Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled pan on the unit. l “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking results. Rely on your timer. l Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm. Best time is after a meal has been cooked in it. l Preheat the oven no longer than necessary. l 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. 9 Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or cooking items such as casseroles. l Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. l 15 Using the automatic MEALTIMER’” clock The automatic MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set even when you are not around. Automatic baking/roasting is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do not use the automatic cycle for cakes, cookies, etc. .. . undercooking will result. To delay start automatically: and stop 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 11.) 3. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob clockwise to the time you want baking/roasting to start. 4. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. NOTE: There must be at least a half-hour difference between the start and stop times. Lower oven shown: 5. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 6. Set the Oven Temperature Control 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. 7. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: now 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock’ on page 11.) 16 3. 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 set at the current time of day and is not pushed in. 4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 5. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. 6. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEALTIMER’” control: *Do not let most UNFROZEN food stand for more than two hours before cooking starts. l Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after the end of cooking cycle. NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are: dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing baking powder or yeast will not rise properly when cooked using delay start. The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent under the left rear surface unit. You can cook on the unit or keep food warm on it while the oven is on. The vent is needed for air circulation. Do not block the vent duct. Poor baking/roasting can result. NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt. Burn and Fire Hazard If you leave a utensil on the left rear surface unit, use potholders when moving it. Pan handles can become hot enough to burn. Keep flammable materials away from oven vent. Failure to do so can result in burns or a fire. 17 The storage drawer The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer can be removed to make it easier to clean under the range and to check for installation of the anti-tip bracket. Use care when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: 1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans before removing drawer. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop. 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. The anti-tip bracket The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if excessive force or weight is applied to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured. To verify the anti-tip bracket is engaged: Remove storage drawer. l Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached to floor with screws. l Make sure the rear leveling legs are positioned under bracket. l See Installation Instructions for further details, l 18 Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle (Lower In This Section How the cycle works Oven) Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Before you start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 19 Setting the controls Special Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 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, the Self-Cleaning cycle is operated 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-approximately 875°F (468°C). This high heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns it away. We recommend a 3-hour Self-Cleaning cycle. However, the cycle time can be adjusted to the amount of soil in your oven. The cycle can be set anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See “Setting the controls” on page 20.) 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 875-F (46~‘C ) CLEANING CYCLE OVEN SHUT OFF DOORUNLOCKS START 1 Time I,’ Hours 3 STOP you start Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle, make sure you: 1. Hand-clean the indicated areas. They do not get hot enough during the cleaning cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot water and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad for cleaning. NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the seal. Poor cleaning, baking and roasting may result. Hand-clean frame DO NOT hand-clean seal Hand-clean door around edge 19 2. Remove any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: The broiler pan and grid can be cleaned in the oven if most of the soil is removed first by hand-cleaning or a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not removed, excessive smoking will occur. 3. Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help reduce smoke during the cleaning cycle. 4. Remove the oven racks from the oven if you want them to remain shiny. If the oven racks are cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted from bottom to top.) NOTE: If oven racks are cleaned in the SelfCleaning cycle, they will become harder to slide. (See “Cleaning chart” on page 26.) Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. If needed, remove them by opening a window or by turning on a vent hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle. Setting the controls 1. Set the Oven Selector to CLEAN. The Clean Indicator Light will come on. 2. Make sure the clock, Start and Stop Times all have the correct time of day and knobs are not pushed in. 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. 20 l l l Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. It could burn you. Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven. Cleaners may produce hazardous fumes or damage the porcelain finish. Do not leave foil in oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. Foil can burn or melt and damage the oven surface. NOTE: Do not force the Lock Lever. You could bend or break it. The lever is designed to stay locked until the oven is cool enough to safely open. Wait until it moves freely. Do not block the vent during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results. Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent. They may melt. Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean position. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is started, the Lock Indicator Light comes on when the oven temperature exceeds normal baking/roasting temperatures. The door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved when the Lock Indicator Light is on. 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 to OFF. The Clean Indicator Light will go off. 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 l tips Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning 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. Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and results in more smoke than usual. If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not get the oven as clean as you expected, the cycle may not have been set long enough or you may not have prepared the oven properly. Set the SelfCleaning cycle longer the next time and handclean areas noted on page 19. 21 Caring For Your Range In This Surface Lift-up Section units and reflector cooktop Page bowls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The continuous-cleaning units The oven lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure all controls are OFF and the range is cool before cleaning. Failure to do so can result in burns or electrical shock. and reflector Removing 1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool before removing surface units and reflector bowls. 2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the reflector bowl. 3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the receptacle. 22 Page chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Your range is designed for ease of care. Most cleaning can be done with items found around your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking and operating like new. Surface Cleaning bowls 4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning chart” on page 26 for cleaning instructions. Replacing 1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool before replacing surface units and reflector bowls. 2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl with the surface unit receptacle. 3. Hold the surface unit as level as possible with the terminal just started into the receptacle. Push the surface unit terminal into the receptacle. 4. When terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it will go, push down the edge of the surface unit opposite the receptacle. NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the utensils on the surface units. They also help catch spills. When they are kept clean, they reflect heat better and look new longer. If a reflector bowl gets discolored, some of your utensils may not be flat enough, or some may be too large for the surface unit. In either case, some of the heat that’s meant to go into or around a utensil goes down and heats the reflector bowl. This extra heat can discolor it. 23 Lift-up cooktop 1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. l l Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard Be sure both support rods are fully extended and in the locked position. Failure to do so could result in personal injury from the cooktop accidentally falling. Do not drop the cooktop. Damage can result to the porcelain and the cooktop frame. . 2. Wipe with warm, soapy water. Use a soapy steel-wool pad on heavily soiled areas. 3. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from both sides while pressing the support rods back to unlock them. Lower the cooktop into place. The continuous-cleaning oven (upper oven) Standard-cleaning oven walls are coated with smooth porcelain. Your continuous-cleaning oven walls are coated with a special, rougher porcelain. A fat spatter beads up on the smooth surface, but spreads out on the rougher surface. The bead of fat on the smooth surface chars and turns black. The spread-out fat on the rough surface gradually burns away at medium to high baking temperatures so the oven can return to a presentably clean condition. Cleaning l l tips The oven window, racks and oven bottom are not coated. Clean them by hand. If you do more broiling than baking, handcleaning may be needed. 24 Fat spatter beads up. Turns black. Standard porcelain Fat spatter spreads out. Burns away. Continuouscleaning porcelain Hand-cleaning continuous-cleaning the oven Personal Injury Hazard Do not use oven cleaning products in a continuous-cleaning oven. Some can become trapped in the porcelain surface and give off harmful fumes. WINDOW-Keep clean with warm, soapy water. Use a plastic scrubbing pad for heavily soiled areas. Rinse well. Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers. RACKS-Use a soapy steel-wool pad for best cleaning results. Rinse well. OVEN BOTTOM-Wash with warm, soapy water. Use a steel-wool pad or plastic scrubbing pad for heavily soiled areas. Rinse well. WALLS AND INSIDE SURFACE OF DOORApply ammonia with sponge. Allow to soak for 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Do not scrub or use abrasive or harsh cleansers. 25 Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean your range. PART HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away from control panel. l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not soak. 9 Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point to OFF. DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive cleaners. They may damage the finish of the knobs. Control knobs Sponge and warm, soapy water l Control panels Sponge and warm, soapy water OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner l Exterior surfaces (other than control panels) Sponge and warm, soapy water Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. USE nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas. l Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. 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. Surface units No cleaning required l Chrome bowls reflector Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive cleaners. They may damage the finish. l Spatters or spills will burn off. . Do not immerse in water. l l l l 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 26 cycle Wash, rinse and dry well. Clean frequently. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. Do not place in Self-Cleaning oven. 9 Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. DO NOT CLEAN in Self-Cleaning cycle. (See note on page 20.) Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. OR l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and become harder to slide if left in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding. l PART WHAT TO USE Oven door glass Paper towel and spray glass cleaner HOW TO CLEAN l l l k Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. / Oven cavity (lower oven) Oven cavity (upper oven) Sponge and warm, soapy water l Make sure oven is cool. . Clean heavily soiled areas or stains. Rinse well with water. l Do not use commercial oven cleaners. l Most fat spatters on oven walls and floor will gradually reduce to a presentably clean condition during baking. 27 The oven lights Both oven lights will come on when you open the lower oven door. To turn both lights on when the oven door is closed, use the Manual Oven Light Switch under the oven control panel. Push the switch again and/or close the lower oven door to turn off the lights. Electrical Shock and Personal Injury Hazard l Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the range has been turned off before replacing the light bulb. Failure to do so could result in electrical shock or burns. . The bulb cover must be in place when using the oven. The cover protects the bulb from breaking, and from high oven temperatures. Because bulb cover is made of glass, be careful not to drop it. Broken glass could cause injury. To replace the oven light: 1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the main power supply. 2. Lower oven only: 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. Using a leather-palmed glove, remove the light bulb from its socket. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt (130 V) appliance bulb. 4. Lower oven only: Replace the bulb cover and snap the wire holder into place. 5. 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 SelfCleaning cycle will shorten the life of the bulb. l If you need to replace the cooktop light, contact an authorized Whirlpool service technician. (See Step 3 under “If You Need Assistance Or Service,” page 31.) l 28 If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Par-t 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 Consumer Assistance Center 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. Plea%? check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service Call PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION The power cord is not plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage. A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Plug the power cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. The Oven Selector is not turned to BAKE or BROIL. A delayed start time has been set. The Oven Temperature Control Knob is not turned to a temperature setting. The automatic MEALTIMER’” clock is not set correctly. Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting. Wait for the start time to be reached. Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob to a temperature setting. The Stop or Start Time Knobs for the automatic MEALTIMERTM 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 surface units will not operate A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Surface units are not plugged in all the way. The control knobs are not being set correctly. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. Plug surface units in all the way. (See “Replacing” on page 23.) Push control knobs in before turning to a setting. Control knob(s) will not turn You are not pushing in before turning. Push control knob(s) in before turning to a setting. Nothing operate will The oven will not operate Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See “Using the automatic MEALTIMER’” clock” on page 16.) continued on next page 29 PROBLEM Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate (lower oven) Soil is visible on continuouscleaning oven finish (upper oven) Cooking results are not what you expected POSSIBLE The Oven Selector is not set to CLEAN. The range clock does not show the correct time of day. The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN position-all the way to the right. The Start Time Dial does not show the correct time of day or the knob is not all the way out. The Stop Time Dial is not set ahead to the time you want the cleaning cycle to stop. Set the Oven Selector to CLEAN. Reset clock to show the correct time of day. (See page 11.) Move Lock Lever all the way to the right. Reset the Start Time Knob to show the correct time of day. Pull knob out all the way. See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on page 20 for proper setting instructions. You broil often. The special finish is designed to gradually reduce oven soil during normal baking or roasting. It is not designed to keep your oven spotless, only presentably clean. If you broil often, you may see oven soil. Follow handcleaning tips on page 25. Soil is on door. The door is cooler than the oven walls. Soil will be more visible on the door than other areas in the oven. See handcleaning tips on page 25. Soil is caused by sugar and starchy spills. Sugar and starchy spills may leave stains. See page 25 for hand-cleaning tips. The range is not level. Level range. (See Installation Instructions.) Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 13.) The oven temperature low or too high. seems too The oven was not preheated recipe calls for. 30 SOLUTION CAUSE as the Preheat oven if called for in recipe. The recipe has never been tested or is not from a reliable source. Use only tested recipes from a reliable source. 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. The cooking utensils are not the proper shape or do not fit the surface units being used. Use cooking utensils with smooth, flat bottoms that fit the surface units being used. 2. If you need assistance ... Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-l 301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your area. If you prefer, write to: Mr. William Clark Consumer Assistance Representative Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized 01 WhirlpoolSM service compai*$l SERV’CEnies. Whirlpool service w technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: = *APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR -See. Whirlpool Appknces or _ . A”l”OllZea wnlrlpool serv,ce (Example: XYZ Serwce Co.) - WASHING DRYERS. 4. If you need ment parts FSP@ replace... FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved ... with Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed to resolve your problem. Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 MACAP will in turn inform us of your action. MACHINES 8 SERVICE 8 REPAIR -See, WhIrlpool Applmces or Authorlred Whirlpool Service (Example XYZ Serwe Co.) 31 WHIRLPOOL” Electric Cooking Product Warranty ER008 LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL 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 WhirlpoolSM service company. I WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR WILL NOT PAY FOR I A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the cooking product. 2. Instruct you how to use the cooking product. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs. B. Repairs when the cooking product is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to the cooking product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S. PART NO. 316000719I4371667 0 1992 Whirlpool Corporation Q RegIstered TrademarlvTM Trademark&M Sew~ce Mark of WhIrlpool Corporal~on Prlnted I” U.S.A.