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PartsAnd Features
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Using Your Range
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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.
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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
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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.
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@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
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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.
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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
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Oven vent
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Left front
control knob
Right hont
conbol knob
Surface
unit
ndicator light
Sdce
marker
unit
Oven control
own
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MlMtor
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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 .....................................
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Adjurting
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Broiling
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foil for bdcing ...................... .10
Broiling
the oven temperature
control
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tip6 .......................................................
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Energy 66ving tip6 ............................................
U6ing the MEALTIMER’”
U6ing the Minute Timer ....................................
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The oven vent ...................................................
Bakinghoa6ting
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clock ...................... .15
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S3tting the clock ...............................................
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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.
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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.
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RECOMMENDED
USE
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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.
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Medium-high
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To hold a rapid boil.
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Medium
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and icing.
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OFF) I l To cook lame amounts of
vegetables.Medium-low
l To keep food cooking
after
starting it on a highe;setting.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven
to maintain proper temperatures.
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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
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Not used for broiling
Broiling
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Caring For Your Range
In This
Surfscs
Section
units snd rsflectof
PW
Pew
bowl*
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Ths contfnuouscksning
chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 24
Removing
ths oven door . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 20
Cleaning
Removing
the ovsn window
The oven light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 26
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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oven
Fat spatter
Standard
bead. up.
porcelain
Turns black
Fat spatter
spre& out.
Burns away.
Continuouscleaning
porcelain
Cleaning
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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.
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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
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Control
panel
Sponge and warm, soapy
water
OR
Paper towel and spray glass
cleaner
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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
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No cleaning required
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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.
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Spatters or spills will burn off.
Do not immerse in water.
Warm, soapy water and a
nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad
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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
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Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Oven racks
Steel-wool pad and warm,
soapy water
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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
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reflector
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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.
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soiled areas or stains. Rinse well
with water.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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PROBLEM
Soil is visible on
continuouscleaning oven
finish
Cooking resuits
are not whet you
expected
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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 . . .
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...
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 . . .
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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.
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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.
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