Whirlpool | RF440XL | User's Manual | Whirlpool RF440XL User's Manual

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information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from ‘he Plate
iust behind the storage compartmer-,t
&or). ’
2. Purchase date from your sates slip.
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place.
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for importanf
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Proper installatlort
and sale use of your range are your PWsonQl
responsibilities.
Read this “Use and Care Guide” and the “Cooking
Guide”carefully
for important
use and safety informatlon.
Installation
You musi be sure your range is...
installed and leveled on a floor
that will hold the weight;
@ installed in a well-ventllated
area protected
from the
weather;
l
D properly
connected
to the correct electric supply and
grounding.
[See “Installation
Instructions.“)
You mud be sure your range is...
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used only for jobs expected
of home ranges;
0 used only by people
operate tt properly;
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properly
maintained.
Contents
Responsiblllties
Installation
Proper Use
Safety
Uslng Your Range
Surface Unit Contra’s
Setting the Clock
Using the Minute nmer
Oven Controls
The Oven Selector
The Oven Temperature
Co?irt;l
Baking or Roasting
Ad]c;tlng
the Oven Ternpe7:::,ri$
~Control
Broiling
Using the Auromat~c MLALT!iJEP
clock
?lge
2
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2
3
4
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5
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The Over, Vent
The Over! Light
The Accesscr~~ Canning Kit
Cleaning
and Caring for Your Range
C:xt*cl Panel and Krrobs
S?1~Y:.e
tirlI?_s and Refiector Bowls
iitt-LpCockZp
The Ovei- Door
The r,si-l?ir?UolJS-;=~-C,~l~g
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liemovin~
ihe Storage Drawer
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Using your range tZ&%Z2:n+~Ol,
Surface
Oven Selector
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SURFACE UNIT
CONTROLS
Oven Sl;lnal
Control knobs must
be pushed In betore
turnlng them to a setting. They can be set
anywhere
between HI
to OFF.
conwith
ot pan.
use the tollowlng
hold a rapid boll
or to fry chlcken
or pancakes.
red If good
bottom
UnllIndicators
Surface
LJnlt Sfgnal
Light
Turn to setting.
unit will not turn
tact Is made
Surface
The slgnal light will
glow when a surface
&It Is on. Be sure
Until you get used to the settings,
Use HI to start
foods cooklng
or
to br!ng llqulds
to a boll. Surlace
Llghl
Unit Controls
as a guide.
Use MED for
gravy, puddings
and icings, or
10 cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
See “The- Accessory
Cunning
your
“Cooking
Guide”
for
information.
Use MED-LO to
keep food cooking after starting
I! on a higher
setting.
Kit’ (page
important
9) and
utensil
Use LO to keep
food warm until
ready to serve.
Set the heat
higher or lower
within the LO
band to keep
food at the tamperature
you
want.
SETTING THE CLOCK
Push !rs and turn +ne Minute 3mer Knob to se! rhe Oi;ck
1.
d
Push in Mlnute Timer Knob and turn
clockwlse
until clock shows the right ttme
of day.
2.
let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn
counterclockwise
until the Minute Timer
dial shows OFF The clock setting will
change it you push in when turning.
Automatic-
MEALTIMER
Clock
USING THE MINU’rE
Minute
Timer
Start lime Knob
Stop Time Knob
TIMER
DO NOT PUSH IN THE KNOB when setting
the Minute Trmer
4 . Without pushing it in, turn the lvlinute
mmer Knob until the hand passes the
setting you want
PUSHING IN AND TURNING THE KNOB
CHANGES THE CLOCK SETTING.
2.
3.
Without pushing in, turn the knob back to
the setting you want
When the time IS up, a buzzer WIII sound
To stop the buzzer. turn the dial to OFi
without pushing in the knob.
THE OVEN CONTROLS
The oven is controlled
by two knobs: the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature
Control. Both must be on o setting for the oven fo heot.
THE OVEN SELECTOR
With the Oven Selector on
BROIL, only the top element
heats. (Broiling, pg. 7 1.
With the Oven Selector on
BAKE, the bottom element
does most of the work. The
top element heats, but does
not turn red. [Baking, pg. 6 J.
With the Oven Selector on
TIMED BAKE, the MEALTIMER
Clock can be used to turn the
oven on and off automatically. (MEALTIMER Clock, pg.8).
THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Use the Oven Temperature
Control to set baking or roasting temperature
when the
Oven Selector is on BAKE or
TIMED BAKE.
When both the Oven Selector and Temperature
Control
are on BROIL, the broil element heats all the time. The
Oven Temperature
Control
can be set on a temperature
for slower broiling (see Broiling, page 7).
Tmk
5
Lrrt rack a? :,ont and pull out
Set the Oven Selector
on BAKE.
Put the rack(s) where you
tiant them before turnrng on
the oven.
Rack(s) should be placed
so food can be centered
in
the oven Always leave at
least 1. z to 2 inches (4-5 cm]
oetween the sides of the pan
and the oven walls and pans.
For more information,
see the
“Cooking
Guide.”
Set the Oven Temperature
Control to the baking
temperature
you want
Let the oven preheat until the
Signal Light goes off.
6
Put food in ne oven. Oven
‘OCk, wmis c c o’cmr Wiil x ho!.
ADJUSTING
During baking, the elements
will turn on and off to help
keep the oven temperature
at the setting The Signal Light
will turn on and off with the
elements
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red
When baking is done, turn
both knobs to OFF.
THE OVEN TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
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oes your new oven seem to be hotter or colder than your old oven at the
scme settings? The temperature
setting in your old oven may have changed
gradually
over the years. The accurate
setting of your new oven can seem differen If you think the oven temperature
needs adjusting, follow these steps:
1.
Pull out the center
of the Oven Temperature Control
2.
Tighten
6
Loosen the locking screw;
NOTICE position
of notches.
the locking
screw.
3.
To lower the ternperature, move
black part of
knob closer to
LO. Each notch
equals about
10°F (5°C).
Replace the knob.
4.
To raise the temperature, move
black part of
knob closer to HI.
Each notch
equals about
10°F (5°C).
BROILING
1.
4.
Place the rack where
want it for broiling.
you
Set the Oven Temperature
Control on BROIL (or on a
lower temperature
for
slower broiling).
2.
Put the broiler pan and
food on the rack.
5.
During broiling, the oven
door must be partly
open. A built-in stop will
hold it there.
3.
6.
Set the Oven Selector
BROIL.
on
When broiling is done,
turn both knobs to OFF.
For slower brolllng, set the Oven Temperature
Control on a temperature
instead of BROIL. The broil element WIII then turn on and off instead of staying on.
The lower the temperature
setting, the slower the broiling.
The Oven Selector must be on BROIL and the door partly open for all brolllng
temperatures.
Suggested
oven-rack
Food
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well done
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Hamburgers
Lamb Chops
Medium
Ham slice, precooked
or tendered
Canadian
Bacon
Pork Rib or Loin Chop
Well done
Chicken
Fish
Liver
Frankfurters
positions
and broiling
times
Approxlmate
Temperature
1st side
Minutes set to BROIL
2nd side
Descrlptlon
inches (cm) from top
of food to Broil Element
1” (2.5 cm]
1” (2.5 cm)
1” (2.5 cm]
3” (8 cm)
3” [ 8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
7-9
9-l 1
11-13
3-5
4-7
5-7
1 12” (4 cm)
1 12” (4 cm)
1 W (4 cm)
72” [ 1 cm)
4”-5”
4”-5”
4”-5”
3” (8
13-I 5
17-19
19-21
6-8
6-8
8-l 0
14-16
4-5
1” (2.5 cm]
%“-I”
(l-2.5 cm)
12” (1 cm)
3/“-l ”
(2-2.5 cm)
3” (8 cm)
6-8
4-5
3” [ 8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
6-8
6
4-5
4
2-3 I b.
(l-l.5 kg)
cut in half
whole
fillets
1* ” Jg”
(l-2 cm)
(1 O-l 3 cm]
(1 O-l 3 cm)
(1 O-l 3 cm]
cm)
4”-5” (I O-l 3 cm)
15
10
7”-9” [ 18-23 cm)
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
25-30
Ii-16
7-8
1 O-l 2
9-14
5-7
3
6-7
3
P-5
3” (8 cm)
4”-5” (1 O-l 3 cm]
7
USING THE AUTOMATIC
MEALTIMER”:
T’ e Automatic
MEALTIMER Clock IS designed
yoc. set even when yoti are not around
To start and stop baklng
CLOCK
to turn the oven on and off at times
automatlcallv:
1.
Put the racks where you
want them and place the
food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set
to the right time of day.
3.
4.
Push In and turn the Stop
Time Knc t: clockwlse
+o iCle ttv e you want the
oven to :riut of!
5.
Set the Oven Selector
TIMED BAKE
6. Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the baking
temperature
you want.
7.
After baking IS done
both knc bs to OFF
8.
To stop the oven before
the preset time, turn both
knobs to OFF
To stop baking
turn
on
Push in and turn the Start
Time Knob clockwlse
to the time you want baking to start.
automatically:
1.
Make suie the clock IS set to the right time
of day
2. Put the racks where you want them and
place the food in the oven.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut
Off
4.
5.
Set the Oven Selector on TIMED BAKE.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the
baking temperature
you want.
6. After baking is done, turn both knobs to
OFF.
7. To stop the oven before the preset time,
turn both knobs to OFF.
SPECIAL CAUTION:
Use foods that will not go bad or spoil
while waiting
for cooking
to start. Avoid
using dishes with milk or eggs, cream
soups, cooked
meats or fish, or any item
with baking powder or yeast.
Smoked or frozen meats may be used;
so can vegetables,
fruits and casseroletype foods. Vegetables
can be cooked
in
8
a covered
baking dish with about a halfcup (118 mL) of water for 1 to 1% hours.
Any food that has to wait for cooking
to
start should be very cold or frozen before
it is put in the oven. MOST UNFROZEN
FOODS SHOULD NEVER STAND MORE THAN
TWO HOURS BEFORE COOKING STARTS.
‘Tmk
l-tot air and moisture escape
from the oven through a vent
under the right rear surface
un! You can cook on the unit,
or qeep food warm on it while
the oven is on. Plastic utensils
left over the vent can melt.
Do not block the vent. Poor
baking can result.
THE OVEN LIGHT
The oven light will come on when you open the oven door or when you
push the manual OVEN LIGHT switch. Close the oven door or push the switch
again to turn off the light.
To replace
1.
the left oven
Turn off the electric
at the marn power
power
supp!y
4. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb
available
from most grocery, variety and
hardware stores
light
bulb:
2. Remove the bulb cover by
pullinq out on the wire
holde; and movrng it to the
srde
3. Remove the light bulb from
its socket
5. Replace the bulb cover
and snap the wire holder
in place. The bulb musi
have thk cover when the
oven Is being used.
6.
Turn electrical
power back
on at main power supply.
ACCESSOKY CANNING KIT (Part No. 242905)
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 from your Whirlpool Dealer or Tech-Care Service Company.
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils for best results and to prevent damage
to the
range. Specialty
items with rounded or ridged bottoms (woks, ridged bottom canners
or tea kettles) are not recommended.
See the “Cooking
Guide” for important
utensil
information.
SEE THE “COOKING GUIDE” FOR IMPORTANT CANNING INFORMATION
9
Cleaning and caring for your range
SURFACE UNITS AND
REFLECTOR BOWLS
CONTROL PANEL AND KNOBS
REMOVING
1.
First make sure oven and surface
unlt
control knobs are set on OFF. All knobs
pull stralghv off. Surface unit knobs have
a collar.
2.
Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth to
wipe the panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
3.
Wash knobs and surface
unit COllUrS
warm soapy water. Rinse well and dry.
4.
Push knobs straight back on. Make
they point to OFF. Make sure the collar
surface unit knobs are put together
as shown.
10
in
sure
and
1.
Be sure surface
units are OFF and COOL.
2. Lift the edge of the unit opposite the receptacle just enough to clearthe
reflector bowl.
3.
Pull the unit
receDtacle.
straight
4.
Lift out the reflector
bowl
away
from
the
REPLACING
4.
6e sur.,
s,;;iace
unit
\.
\
3.
\,
A
controls
ore OFF
Bowl
Dpenlng
Hold :le :,urface unit as level as possible
with ‘?e terminal
just started
into the
recer’acie
4.
While pushing the surface unit terminal into
the receptacle,
lift a little on the edge of
the unit nearest the receptacle.
5.
When the terminal
is pushed into the receptacle
as far as it will go, the surface unit
will fit into the reflector bowl.
Reflectc,r bowls reflect heat back tc the
urenslis cr: rhe surface unrts. 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 the utensils used may not be flat enough.
Or some may be too large for the surface
unit. In either case, some of the heat that is
meant to go into or around a utensil goes
down ana heats the reflector bowl. This extra heat can discolor it.
LIFT-UP COOKTOP
Be sure surface
cool.
1.
units, cooktop
and oven are
Lift the front of the cooktop at the center
and swing the support rod up.
DO NOT drop the cooktop.
2.
Carefully lower the cooktop onto the
support rod. Be sure the tip of the rod fits in
the notch in the cooktop.
3.
Wipe with warm soapy water. Use soapy
steel wool pad on stubborn spots.
Damage can result.
11
THE OVEN DOOR
REMOVING
1.
Open the
broil stop
2.
!oo:?o the
Hold the dcor orI botk,
sides and lift sllghtiy 13
clear the stops In the
3.
Pull the door, with the
hinges, straight away
from the oven
REPLACING
Y
1.
Fit the hinge supports
the openings
at the
bottom ovi’?~ corners
intc
2.
Lift slightly while slldlng
the hinge supports Into
the openings
3.
THE CONTINUOWS-CLEANING
Fat Spatter
Beads Up,
Turns Black
Standard
porcelain-enamel
\E\/hen the stops in the
hinge supports slide into
the oven openings, the
door will snap into place
and can be closed.
OVEN
Fal Spatter
Spreads Out,
Burns Away
Continuous-cleanlng
porcelain-enamel
1,
qe c :en w~n:jow ard rccKs do nor have
+.\e c nlIntioLc,-cre:3nrng
surface Ciean
tnem 3y honc
2. The cq/en r!oo: c;oe.
walls Scme hcrld
be needed
.o! ~‘“1 cs hot as the
rirnnrng
may
3.
If you do mare broiling than baking,
cleaning
may be needed.
4.
use aluminum
foil on the oven bottom according
to instructions
SplllOVers
do not burn away and
may stain the bottom
HAND CLEANING
DO NO2 USE OVEN
CLEANING PRODUCTS.
Some c,an be traooecr
the porcelcin-e:‘arhe;
surface and give ,217
harmfu: fumes
WINDOW-Keep
clean
,kv!lPinot cudsv water.
‘20 not use steel wool or
abrasive clecnc3.
Use i;
;;lastic scouring
3lJd :or
stubborr
spots. Rtnse
vY,ell.
1
RACKS - Use a soapy
steei-wool
pad for best
-esuIts. Rinse well.
‘WALLS AND DOOR-Wash
with hot soapy
water. Use a soapy steel-wool
pcc or
plastic scouring pad for stlubborn spots
Rinse well
hcnd
USING FOIL
Foil must be used on the oven bottom to catch splltouers.
be used properly.
Cut foil from a roll of heavy-duty
la-inch (45 cm) aluminum
(Part N.;. 241430) from your Whirlpool Appliance
dealer.
Slide the foil under the bake
element.
Lift the cool bake element
slightly to lift the feet off the
oven bottom.
Make sure foil is centered,
long enough to start up both
sides, and lying flat without
wrinkles.
The toil must
foil, or
Suy
il foil
Kit
For proper baking, lower the
bake element so all feet
rest solldly on the foil.
STORAGE DRAWER AND COMPARIM~
ihe storage
store anything
drawer and compartment
are for storing pots and pans. Never
In them that can burn or melt. Use care when handling the drawer
REMOVING
~~- THE STORAGE DRAWER
3.,
9.
14
Fit eriils of iiQVvC?f Slide
Raiis into ciawer gurdes
or both sid+?~ Of Opening
2.
i 2 I’UWef YCO;t ax
-j~J,r’
rn tinrir metal stoos jon
druwer slide rails] creai
Yvhite stops on drawer guides
.-ici
3.
L!rt back slightly and slide
drawer all the way out
.;fT dririuer
secma
drawer
iri’cr
Tc, ::;iear
slop ana slide
closed.
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CLEANING
CHART
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HOW TO CLEAN
Wash, rinse and dry well.
kr:lbs
6 Do not soak.
l ‘Nash, rinse and
dry with soft cloth.
Warm, soapy water
Control
panel
l
Follow
directions
with cleaner.
Commercial
glass cleaner
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Wash with other cooking utensils.
Warm, soapy water or
Broiler paland arid
-L.
~ .~~ soapy steel wool pads
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Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel wool pads
Warm, soapy water or
Oven
for stubborn areas.
soapy steel wool pads
racks
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Make certain oven is cool. Wash, rinse and dry
Warm, soapy water or
Oven door
well with soft cloth.
plastic scrubbing
pad
glass
l
Follow directions
provided
with cleaner.
Commercial
glass cleaner
__-__
._
l Clean
stubborn spots or stains. Rinse well with
Warm, soapy water or
Continuous
clean water.
soapy steel wool pads
Cleaning
Oven
l
Do not use commercial
oven cleaners.
l
Place strip of aluminum foil on bottom of oven to
catch spillovers. See page 14.
l
Follow directions
given on page 12.
Most fat spatters on porcelain-enamel
interior surface gradually
reduce to a
presentably
clean condition
during normal baking or roasting operations.
PART
Control
WHAT TO USE
Warm, sudsy water and
brrstle brush
l
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these four steps:
1. Before
calling for assistance.. .
Performance
problems often result from
little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind
If nothlng operates:
l
Is the range plugged
into an operating
outlet or wired into a live circuit with the
proper voltage?
[See lnstallatlon
Instructlons.)
l
Have you checked
the main fuse or circuftbreaker box7
If the oven will not operate:
Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting
[BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED BAKE]?
l
Is ?he Oven Temperature
Control turned
temperature
setting?
l
to a
Jf surface unlts will not operate:
Have you checked
the main fuse or :irc:Jrtbreaker 00x3
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Are surfaf:e units plugged
In all the wav”
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Do the c~:n:ro knobs turn?
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If surface unit control knob or knobs will not
turn:
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DIG! you : .usri II, tierore Tiding to turn’
if soil is vlsibre cm conttnuous-cleaning
oven finish
‘
I :;-.+.,p,
:;;
I ..
l
l
reduce oven soil during normal baking
or roastrng. It is not designed
to keep your
oven spotless...only
presentably
clean.
If you broil often, you may see oven soil.
The door is coolerthan
oven walls. Soil will
be more visible on the door than other
areas in the oven. See page 13, “Hand
Cleaning.”
If cooking results aren’t what you expect:
Is the range level?
l
Are you using pans recommended
in the
Cooklng Guide?
l
If baking, have you allowed
I’/2 to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) on all sides of the pans for air
circulation7
* Does the oven temperature
seem too low or
too high3 See page 6. “Resetting the oven
temperature
control.”
l
tiave you preheated
the oven as the recIpe calls for?
0 Are the pans the size called for in
‘he recrpe?
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Are YOU following a tested recipe from a
reliable source?
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Do the cooking utensils have smooth, fiat
oottoms7
6 30 the [Zooking utensils fit the surface unrt
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7 E?lnc;
JisE?C’
2 . If you ased assistance
4 . If you have a problem
Call the Whlrrpool COOL-LINE’
aervlce OSslrtance
telephone
number. Dial tree from:
Continental
U.S. ,. . . . . . . (600) 253-1301
Mlchlgan
...
. . . ~. . . L. . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawall . . . . . . . . (800) 253- 112 1
and talk with one of our trained Consultants
The Consultant
can instruct you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appllante or, if service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
In your area
2ui! our COOL-LINE service assistance
telepnone number [see Step 2) and talk with one
of oui Consultants. or if you prefer, write to:
Mr Guy Turner, Vice President
WhIrlpool Corporation
Admrnistrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
3 . Ifyou
need service’ . . .
Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network of franchised
-/7
technicians
are
trained to fulfill the
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SERVICE
product
warrant\
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and provide
afteiwarranty
serv ze. anywhere
in the United
States. To Iccc’e
TECH-CARE service
in y%r
area call our ZOOL-LINE service asslstanct
telephone
number (see Step 2j or look in vour
telephone
directory
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‘If you must call or write, please provide: model
number, serial number, date of purchase, and
a complete
description
of the problem.
This
information
is needed
in order to better respond to your request for assistance.
FSP IS a regrstered
Iradema*k
of WhIrlpool
Corporatrw
for
qualrty
parts
took
for thus
symbol
01 qualrty
whenever
you need
a replacement
part
for your
Whirlpool
applronce
FSP replacement
ports
wrll frt r:ght
and
.vork
rrght.
because
they
are
made
io the same
exacting
specrfrcolrons
used
to build
every
new Whrrlpool
appirance
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Benton Harbor, Michrgan. Automatic Washers, Clothes Dryers,
Freezers. Refrigerator-Freezers,
Ice Makers, Dishwashers,
Built-in Ovens and Surtace Units, Ranges, Microwave Ovens,
Compactors, Room Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers,
Central
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems.
Part
No. 1325942
1877791
Printed in U.S.A.
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