Whirlpool RF440XL User's manual
COPY Your kxier and Serial Numbers Here ff VW need service, or call with a WestiOn, have this 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. COPY this infOrmation in these spaces, Keep this book Your WarranfY and the sales slip together in a handy ’ place. See the “Cookbg Wde” for importanf ---.---- I_ Modes:- - ----.-- .__--_-__ San01 Numoer----- -- ------w--._ Purcbose %rvlce safety Company InformatIon. -_ Dare -~ ___~_ --and Phone Number ---~~---.- 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... l used only for jobs expected of home ranges; 0 used only by people operate tt properly; l 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 ‘i 2 3 4 -I 3 5 5 L .: m:, c., 9 who can Page 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 OVWl liemovin~ ihe Storage Drawer -. s’ea~IPC Chcxt If You Need Service or Assistance ! Setore C:II~C; :cr Assrstance 2 ;I ‘. -11~1 ?Jee3 Assrstcrnce 3. ,i ‘+a~,,“\ic,eci Ser.Jt*:P 4 if ‘YOUricvz cl Proble5-r: 9 9 9 1G ?0 ?0 11 12 12 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 T7-h. Using your range tZ&%Z2:n+~Ol, Surface Oven Selector I / 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 _____ 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. -___~ CLEANING CHART ~. ---- 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 ~~__~ l Wash with other cooking utensils. Warm, soapy water or Broiler paland arid -L. ~ .~~ soapy steel wool pads l Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel wool pads Warm, soapy water or Oven for stubborn areas. soapy steel wool pads racks l 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 l Are surfaf:e units plugged In all the wav” l Do the c~:n:ro knobs turn? l If surface unit control knob or knobs will not turn: l 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? l Are YOU following a tested recipe from a reliable source? l Do the cooking utensils have smooth, fiat oottoms7 6 30 the [Zooking utensils fit the surface unrt l 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 FRANCHISED SERVICE product warrant\ .-__ 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 Yellow Pages under ELECTRICALAPPLIANCESMAJOR--REPAIRING APPLIANCES-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR-SERVICE L SEPAIR NHIHlPOOt APPLIANCE' ;RANChlSEDTECb-CAL OR >E+,,:E B PAPIE ?iHlRLPOO, APP1:i.h I> :AANLHIStCi iii c :,aiHE ,;*I,.: ... ‘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 llo1m1,1 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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