A Note To You 2 kiZEZk:- 3 PartsAnd Features 6 Using Your Range 7 Catin For Your ia nge 18 If You Need ttt2FCeor 27 Warranty 32 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions CONTINUOUS-CLEANING or comments. ELECTRIC SET-IN RANGE MODELS RS630PXB and RS6305XB A Note To You Thank you for buying a WhirlpooP appliance. You have purchased a quality, worldclass 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. (scratches, Our Consumer Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. number, dents, etc.) and damage to your 1-800-253-1301. 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 27. 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 @Read all instructions before using the range. 4nstall or locate the range onl in accordance with the provi dyed Installation Instructions. The @WARNING: To reduce the risk of ti ping of the appliance, the app Piance must be secured by anti-tip fasteners. To check if the appliance is installed proper1 , open the oven door and veri 4 that the ran e is secured to cabinets wit a four screws through the mounting holes in the front frame of the oven. *CAUTION: Do not store things children mi ht want above the range. Chil %ren could be burned or injured while climbing on it. l 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 an part of the range. They could ‘b e burned or injured. l Do not operate the range if it is damaged or not working properly. *Do not use the range for warming or heating the room. Persons could be burned or injured, or a fire could start. @Use the range only for its-in- . t;;t;t,use as described In thrs . @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 8 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, such as the oven vent opening, the surface near the vent opening, the cooktop, and the oven door and window, could also become hot enough to cause burns. continued on next page 3 4% @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. 4Jse only d potholders. Moist or damp por holders on hot surfaces ma result in burns from steam. II 0 not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth for a potholder. It could catch on fire. @Keep range vents unobstructed. *Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The hot contents could cause burns and container particles could cause injury. ADO not store flammable materials on or near the range. The fumes could create an explosion and/or fire hazard. When using the cooktop @Make sure the reflector bowls are in place during cooking. Cooking without reflector bowls could subject the wirin and components undemea ?h them to damage. .Do not line reflector bowls with aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners could result in a risk of electric shock or fire. *Select a pan with a flat bottom that is about the same size as 4 the surface unit. If pan is smaller than the surface unit, some of the heatin element will be exposed an 8 could resutt in the I niting of clothing or potholders. 8 orrect pan size also improves cooking efficiency. *Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa3e 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 smokin and greasy spillovers that cou Pd ignite. @Turn pan handles inward, but not over other surface units. This will help reduce the chance of burns, i niting of flammable materia 9 s, and spills due to bumping of the pan. When using the oven @Always osition oven rack(s) in desired Pocation while oven IS cool. If a rack must be removed while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. 4Jse care when opening oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. 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 flamin pan on range by coverin WI9h a wellfitted lid, cookie s7-leet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of an can be extin uished with Ii aking soda or, iPavailable, a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. Care and cleaning ADO not soak removable heating elements in water. The element will be damaged and shock or fire could result. .Do not use oven cleaners. No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner rotective coating of any kind s Rould be used in or around any part of the oven. .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. cooktop control panel Left rear - control knob Right rear 8 control knob Plug-in rurface unit with onapiece chrome rdlector bowl --I /-A Oven vent / L Left front control knob Right hont conbol knob Surface unit ndicator light Sdce marker unit Oven control own 6 MlMtor I panel Oven temperature control knob MEALTIMER’” clockA4inuta Timer Cooktop control Using Your Range In This Uring Section the rurface Po6itioning rack6 and pen6 ............................... For be6t air circulation U6ing 6luminum Paw Paw unit6 ..................................... ..................................... .7 Adjurting 9 Broiling 10 foil for bdcing ...................... .10 Broiling the oven temperature control ....... .12 .............................................................. 13 tip6 ....................................................... 14 Energy 66ving tip6 ............................................ U6ing the MEALTIMER’” U6ing the Minute Timer .................................... 11 The oven vent ................................................... Bakinghoa6ting 12 ................................................ 14 clock ...................... .15 11 S3tting the clock ............................................... 17 To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section give6 you important information for efficient and safe use of your range. Using the surface units Push in control knobs before turning them to a setting. You can set them anywhere between HI and OFF. Surface unit markers The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows which surface unit is turned on by that knob. Surface unit indicator light The Surface Unit Indicator Light on the control panel will glow when a surface unit is turned on. Burn end 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. 7 Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide. For best results, start cooking at the high setting: then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. 1 SElTlNG 1 RECOMMENDED USE l Product Damage Hazard If a surface unft 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 could 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 cookfng. Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface unit. The utensil could overheat and could damage the utensil or surface unit. 1 “’ ~~~~~~~;es* 1 Medium-high l To hold a rapid boil. I Medium l For gravy, pudding and icing. CJPPO~~~~ OFF) I l To cook lame amounts of vegetables.Medium-low l To keep food cooking after starting it on a highe;setting. LO l To keep food warm until ready to serve. Cookware tips . Select a pan that is about the same size as the surface unit. . NOTE: For best results and greater energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware that makes good contact with the surface units. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed (such as some porcelain enamelware) or dented bottoms could cause severe overheating, which damages the cookware and/or surface unit. You can, however, use the newer cookware available with slightly indented bottoms or very small expansion channels. This cookware is specially designed to provide the good contact needed for best cookfng results. Also, woks, canners and teakettles with flat bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop are now available in most stores that sell housewares. l The pan should have straight sides and a tightfitting lid. l Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight. l The pan material (metal or glass) affects how fast heat transfers from the surface 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 sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan. 8 I I l Home l l l l l l l canning information Use flat-bottomed canners for best results. Use the largest sudace unit for best results. 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. Do not place canner on two surface units at the same time. Too much heat will build up and will damage the cooktop. 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. Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. To prolong the life of the elements: - Prepare small batches at a time. - Do not use elements for canning all day. Refer to your canner manual for specific instructions. 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 kii (Part No. 242905) from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized Whirlpools service company. and pans For baking/roasting with one rack, place the rack so the top of the food will be centered in the oven. Rack placement for specific foods: 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 could result in personal injury. l FOOD RACK POSITION Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys Lowest level or 2nd level from bottom Angel most yeast roles, 2nd level from bottom and bundt cakes, quick breads, breads, cassemeats Cookies, biscuits. muff ins, cakes, nonfrozen pies 2nd or 3rd level from bottom When baking on two racks, arrange racks on bottom and third level from bottom. NOTE: For recommended rack placement when broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on page 14. 9 For best air circulation Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. l Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l For best resulta, allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and between pans and oven walls. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm). l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at one time. Use the following as a guide to determine where to place the panr: One pan Place in the center of the oven rack. Two pana Place in opposite corners of the oven rack. Three or four panr Place in opposite corners on each oven rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directfy over another. Using aluminum foil for baking / Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or casseroles: l Place the foil on the oven rack below the rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm) larger all around than the dish holding the food. l Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and cause poor cooking results. l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking will result. Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard Do not allow foil to touch the heating elements. Failure to follow this precaution could result in electrical shock or fire hazard and damage to the elements. 10 Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. Using the Minute Timer The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. Set it in minutes up to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set time is up. NOTE: Do not push in the knob when setting the Minute Timer, or when stopping the buzzer. Pushing in and turning the Minute Timer Knob changes the clock setting. 1. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute Timer Knob counterclockwise until the timer hand passes the setting you want. 2. 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 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 3. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. The oven is preheated when the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light lirst goes off. NOTE: Do not preheat oven when roasting or cooking items such as casseroles. 4. Put food in the oven. During baking/roasting, the elements will turn on and off to maintain the temperature setting. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will turn on and off with the elements. NOTE: The top element helps heat during baklnglroasting, but does not turn red. 5. When baking/roasting is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Adjusting the oven temperature Oven temperature controls will gradually shift after years of use. So, even though your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, you can change them by following these steps: 1. Make sure the Oven Temperature Control Knob is turned to the off position. Pull knob straight off and flip it over. 12 control 2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control knob. Note the position of the notches. 3. To lower the temperature, hoM knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about 5’F (2.5%). 4. To raise the temperature, hold knob handle firmly and move the tooth a notch clockwise. Each notch equals about 5°F (2.5%). 5. 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 cm) away from the broil element. 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 [lo cm]). The door will stay open by itsetf. 4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to BROIL. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. NOTE: Do not preheat oven when broiling. 5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Custom broil lf food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light goes off. l ll you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature Control between 170°F and 325°F (77% and 163%). 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 ail broiling temperatures. l NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. 13 Broiling rack RACK POSlTlON FROM BOllOM position chart TYPE OF FOOD/ DONENESS Hamburger patties and thin steaks %’ thick or less Quick; searing food, rare and medium steaks, medium patties, ham slices, fish steaks, frankfurters Well-done steaks and patties, lamb chops, split chicken, pork steaks and chops, whole fish e 0 0 0 Not used for broiling Broiling l l tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess liquid and grease away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire. After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven when you remove the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave it in the heated oven. Energy saving l l Fire Hazard Place meat the correct distance from the element. Meat placed too close to the element could 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 could result in fire. If foil is used, cut slits in foil to line up with all openings in broiler grid. Grease can then drain away and cool in pan. tips Atthough the energy used for cooking is usually a very small percentage of the total energy used in the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently. Here are some tips to help you save energy when using your cooking product: l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides and tight-fitting lids. l 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 tar cooking when possible. l Use the more efficient surface units instead of the oven when possible. 14 I l l l l l l l Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled pan on the unit. “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking results. Rely on your timer to keep track of the cooking time. Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm. Best time to bake is right after a meal has been cooked in the oven. Preheat the oven no longer than necessary. Plsn your meals for the most efficient use of the range. When using the oven to cook one food, try to cook the rest of the meal in it also. Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or cooking items such as casseroles, Keep reflector bowls clean for best heat reflection. Using the MEALTIMER” clock The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Delayed time baking/roasting is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do not use delayed time cooking for cakes, cookies. etc. - undercooking will result. Before using the MEALTlMER clock, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the cloclc on page 11.) To delay start automatically: and stop 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob clockwise to the time you want baking/ roasting to start. 3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. 4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 5. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. The oven will now start and stop automatically. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on when the start time is reached. 6. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. 15 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: now 1. Posftion the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in. 3. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 4. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. 5. After baking/roasting ir 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: l 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. 16 The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent under the right 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. Poor baking/ roasting can result. NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt. l l Burn and Fire Hazard lf you leave a utensil on the right rear surface unit, use potholders when moving it. Pan handles could become hot enough to burn. Keep flammable materials away from oven vent. Failure to do so could result in bums or a fire. 17 Caring For Your Range In This Surfscs Section units snd rsflectof PW Pew bowl* . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 16 Ths contfnuouscksning chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 24 Removing ths oven door . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 20 Cleaning Removing the ovsn window The oven light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 26 . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. 21 Your range is designed for easy care. You can do most cleaning with items found around your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep if looking and operating like new. Surface units and reflector Removing 1. Make sure all surface units are off and cool before removing surface units and reflector bowls. 2. Lii the edge of the unit, opposite the receptacle, just enough to clear the element holddown clip and the reflector bowl. 18 oven . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 22 Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure all controls are OFF and the range is cool before cleaning. Failure to do so could result in burns or electrical shock bowls 3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the receptacle. 4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See ‘Cleaning chart” on page 24 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 and the element holddown clip. 19 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. The element hold-down clip will keep the surface unit from moving around. 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. Removing the oven door Removing the oven door will help make it easier to clean the oven. Burn nnd Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure all controls are OFF and the oven is cool before removing oven door. Failure to do so could result in burns or electrical shock 1. Open the door to the first stop position. 2. Hold the door at both sides and lift it at the rams angle it is in. 3. To replace, fit the bottom corners of the door over the ends of the hinges. Push the door down evenly. The door will close only when it is on the hinges correctly. 20 Removing (model the oven window RS6305XB) If your oven has an oven window instead of the black glass door, you can remove the outer glass and frame for cleaning. Do not take apart a black glass door. To remove the outer window: 1. Turn off all controls. With the door closed, remove the screws from the top of the outer window frame. 2. Slightly tip the window and frame out from the top. 3. With both hands, lift up on both sides of the frame. To replace the outer window: 1. Fit the bottom tabs of the frame into the bottom of the window opening. 2. Push the top of the frame into place while pushing down. 3. Replace the screws. 21 The continuous-cleaning 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. Using foil Use foil on the oven bottom to catch sugar and starchy spills from pies and casseroles. You must use foil properly. Cut foil from a roll of heavy-duty 18-inch (45 cm) aluminum foil, or buy a foil kit (Part No. 241450) from your Whirlpool Appliance dealer. - l l Burn, Electrical Shock and Product Damage Hazard Make sure all controls are OFF and the oven is cool before using foil. Failure to do so could result in burns or electrical shock. Do not let foil touch the bake element. It could damage the element. Make sure foil is flat on the bottom and away from the bake element. 1. Turn off all controls. 2. Lift the cool bake element slightly to lift the feet off the oven bottom 3. Slide the foil under the bake element. Make sure the foil is centered and long enough to start up both side oven walls without wrinkling. For proper baking, lower the bake element so all feet rest solidly on the foil. 22 oven Fat spatter Standard bead. up. porcelain Turns black Fat spatter spre& out. Burns away. Continuouscleaning porcelain Cleaning l l l l tips The oven window and racks are not coated. Clean them by hand. The oven door does not get as hot as the walls. Some handcleaning may be needed. If you do more broiling than baking, handcleaning may be needed. Use aluminum foil on the oven bottom according to instructions. Spillovers may not bum away and could stain the bottom. Hand-cleaning Personal Injury Hazard Do not use oven cleaning products. Some could 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. RACK%Use a soapy steel-wool pad for best cleaning results. Rinse well. WALLS AND DOOR-Apply an ammonia-based cleaner with a sponge. Allow to soak for 15-20 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Do not scrub or use abrasive or harsh cleansers. 23 Cleaning char& Use the following table to help you clean all parts of your range. PART Control knobs HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water l l l l Control panel Sponge and warm, soapy water OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner l l l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers. They may damage the finish. Do not spray cleaner directly on panel. Apply cleaner to paper towel. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas. l Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. They may damage the finish. NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids (such as vinegar, tomato or lemon juice) to remain on surface. Acids may remove the glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills when cooktop is cool. Exterior surfaces (other than control panels) Sponge and warm, soapy water l Surface No cleaning required l units Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away from control panel. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not soak. Do not use steel wool or abrasive cleansers. They may damage the finish of the knobs. Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point to OFF. l l Spatters or spills will burn off. Do not immerse in water. Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad l l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Clean frequently. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. Broiler pan and grid (clean after each use) Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Oven door glass (model RS63OPXB) OR Oven window (model RS6305XB) Paper towel and spray glass cleaner OR Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Chrome bowls 24 reflector l l l l Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. PART Oven cavity HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water Heavy-duty aluminum foil Make sure oven is cool. Remove door for easier access. l Clean heavily soiled areas or stains. Rinse well with water. l Place piece of foil on oven floor to catch spillovers. Make sure the foil is centered and long enough to start up both side oven walls without wrinkling. . DO NOT USE COMMERCIAL OVEN CLEANERS. l Most fat spatters on oven wails and floor will gradually reduce to a presentably clean condition during baking. l l 25 The oven light The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, use the Oven Light Switch on the control panel. I l l Electrical Shock and Personal injury Hazard 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. Disconnect appliance at main power supply. 2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise. 3. Remove the light bulb from its socket. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb. 4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in clockwise. Reconnect appliance at the main power supply. 26 If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our 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. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call. PROBLEM Nothing operate will The oven will not operate The surface units will not operate Control knob(s) will not turn POSSIBLE SOLUTION CAUSE The unit is not wired into a live circuit with proper voltage. Plug the unit into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. You have not turned the Oven Selector to BAKE or BROIL. Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting. You have set a delayed start time. Wait for the start time to be reached. You have not turned the Oven Temperature Control Knob to a temperature setting. Turn the Oven Temperature desired setting. You have not set the MEALTIMER” clock correctly. Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See “Using the MEALTIMER’ clock” on page 15.) You have not set the MEALTIMER clocKs Stop or Start Time Knobs at the correct time of day. lf a delay Stop and turned to knobs till A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker. You have not plugged in surface units all the way. Turn control knobs to OFF and plug in surface units all the way. (See “Replacing” on page 19.) You are not setting the control knobs correctly. Push control knobs in before turning to a setting. You are not pushing in before turning. Push control knob(s) in before turning to a setting. Control to the start or stop is not desired, the Start Time Knobs must be the correct time of day. Turn they pop out. continued on next page 27 PROBLEM Soil is visible on continuouscleaning oven finish Cooking resuits are not whet you expected 26 POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION 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 hand-cleaning tips on page 23. 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 23. Soil is caused by sugar and starchy spills. Sugar and starchy spills may leave stains. See page 23 for hand-cleaning tips. Keep foil on oven bottom to catch these spills. The range is not level. Level range. (See Installation Instructions.) The oven temperature too low or too high. seems Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 12.) You have not preheated the oven as the recipe calls for. 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 I/Z to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the pans for air circulation. There must be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm). 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 toil-free from anywhere in the USA: l-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consuttant 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 N State Route 63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service 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 WhirlpooP 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 . . . l ... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized ol’ WhirlpooP service compasERnCE nies. 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: . 4. If you need FSP ment parts . . . l l 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 sewicer 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. 29 WHIRLPOOL” Electric Range Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSV replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool service company. LiMiTED WARRANTY FOR LIFE OF THE PRODUCT Second Year Through Life of Product From Date of Purchase FSP replacement WHIRLPOOL A B. C. D. E. F. WiLL PAY FOR parts for control knobs. WiLL NOT PAY FOR Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of your range. 2. Instruct you how to use your range. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. Any labor costs during limited warranty. 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 limttation 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. lf 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.A. PART NO. 3188558 0 1994 Whldpwl Corpmtlon Q ROdehod Trdemark/TM TrademaR ol Whldpool. U.SA. Printed In U.S.A.