ELECTRIC RANGE Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at... www.estateappliances.com Table of Contents ................................................. 2 To the installer: Please leave this instruction book with the unit. To the consumer: Please read and keep this book for future reference. 9762368A TABLE OF CONTENTS RANGE SAFETY .............................................................................3 The Anti-Tip Bracket ....................................................................3 PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5 COOKTOP USE ..............................................................................6 Cooktop Controls.........................................................................6 Ceramic Glass (on some models)................................................6 Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models) ...................7 Home Canning .............................................................................7 Cookware .....................................................................................7 OVEN USE.......................................................................................8 Aluminum Foil...............................................................................8 Positioning Racks and Bakeware ................................................8 Bakeware......................................................................................8 Meat Thermometer.......................................................................9 Oven Vent.....................................................................................9 Oven Temperature Control ..........................................................9 Baking and Roasting..................................................................10 Broiling........................................................................................10 RANGE CARE ...............................................................................11 Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models)......................................11 General Cleaning........................................................................11 Oven Light (on some models) ....................................................13 Oven Door ..................................................................................13 Storage Drawer ..........................................................................14 TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................14 ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................15 WARRANTY ..................................................................................16 2 RANGE SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean: DANGER WARNING You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions. You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. The Anti-Tip Bracket The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without having the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly. WARNING Tip Over Hazard A child or adult can tip the range and be killed. Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot. Reconnect the anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved. See the installation instructions for details. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children and adults. Anti-Tip Bracket Making sure the anti-tip bracket is installed: • Slide range forward. • Look for the anti-tip bracket securely attached to floor. • Slide range back so rear range foot is under anti-tip bracket. Range Foot The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of potential exposure to such substances. WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and toluene. 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow basic precautions, including the following: ■ WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TIPPING OF THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE SECURED BY PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTI-TIP DEVICES. TO CHECK IF THE DEVICES ARE INSTALLED PROPERLY, SLIDE RANGE FORWARD, LOOK FOR ANTI-TIP BRACKET SECURELY ATTACHED TO FLOOR, AND SLIDE RANGE BACK SO REAR RANGE FOOT IS UNDER ANTI-TIP BRACKET. ■ CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range – children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured. ■ Proper Installation – Be sure the range is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician. ■ Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating the Room. ■ Do Not Leave Children Alone – Children should not be left alone or unattended in area where the range is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the range. ■ Wear Proper Apparel – Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using the range. ■ User Servicing – Do not repair or replace any part of the range unless specifically recommended in the manual. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. ■ Storage in or on the Range – Flammable materials should not be stored in an oven or near surface units. ■ Do Not Use Water on Grease Fires – Smother fire or flame or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher. ■ Use Only Dry Potholders – Moist or damp potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth. ■ DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS NEAR UNITS – Surface units may be hot even though they are dark in color. Areas near surface units may become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units or areas near units until they have had sufficient time to cool. Among those areas are the cooktop and surfaces facing the cooktop. ■ Use Proper Pan Size – The range is equipped with one or more surface units of different size. Select utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating element to direct contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to burner will also improve efficiency. ■ Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat Settings – Boilover causes smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite. ■ Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in Place – Absence of these pans or bowls during cooking may subject wiring or components underneath to damage. Protective Liners – Do not use aluminum foil to line surface unit drip bowls or oven bottoms, except as suggested in the manual. Improper installation of these liners may result in a risk of electric shock, or fire. ■ Glazed Cooking Utensils – Only certain types of glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other glazed utensils are suitable for range-top service without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature. ■ Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units – To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of a utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units. ■ Do Not Soak Removable Heating Elements – Heating elements should never be immersed in water. ■ Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop – If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified technician immediately. ■ Clean Cooktop With Caution – If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid steam burn. Some cleaners can produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface. ■ Use Care When Opening Door – Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. ■ Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers – Build-up of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury. ■ Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. ■ Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. ■ DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN – Heating elements may be hot even though they are dark in color. Interior surfaces of an oven become hot enough to cause burns. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact heating elements or interior surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces of the appliance may become hot enough to cause burns – among these surfaces are oven vent openings and surfaces near these openings, oven doors, and windows of oven doors. For self-cleaning ranges – ■ Do Not Clean Door Gasket – The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the gasket. ■ Do Not Use Oven Cleaners – No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind should be used in or around any part of the oven. ■ Clean Only Parts Listed in Manual. ■ Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler pan and other utensils. For units with ventilating hood – ■ Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently – Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter. ■ When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on. ■ SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 4 PARTS AND FEATURES This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed. The locations and appearances of the features shown here may not match those of your model. Control Panels A C D B E A. Manual oven temperature control B. Oven indicator light C. Surface burner locator F D. Left front burner control E. Left rear burner control F. Surface heating indicator light G H G. Right rear burner control H. Right front burner control Range F A G H L I J K B C D E A. Surface cooking area B. Anti-tip bracket C. Door stop clip D. Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer) E. Storage drawer F. Control panel G. Hot surface indicator light (on some models) H. Automatic oven light switch (on some models) I. Door gasket J. Broil element K. Bake element L. Self-clean latch (on some models) Parts and Features not shown Oven vent Oven light (on some models) Broiler pan and grid (on some models) 5 COOKTOP USE ■ Do not store jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a heavy or hard object onto the cooktop could crack the cooktop. ■ Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools, air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop, and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed. ■ For foods containing sugar in any form, clean up all spills and soils as soon as possible. Allow the cooktop to cool down slightly. Then, while wearing oven mitts, remove the spills while the surface is still warm. If sugary spills are allowed to cool down, they can adhere to the cooktop and can cause pitting and permanent marks. ■ Do not slide cookware or bakeware across the cooktop. Aluminum or copper bottoms and rough finishes on cookware or bakeware could leave scratches or marks on the cooktop. ■ Do not cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers on the cooktop. They could leave aluminum marks that cannot be removed completely. ■ Do not allow objects that could melt, such as plastic or aluminum foil, to touch any part of the entire cooktop. ■ Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board. ■ Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking area. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) outside the area. Cooktop Controls WARNING Fire Hazard Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of the pan. Turn off all controls when not cooking. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. The control knobs can be set anywhere between HI and LO. Push in and turn to setting. Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels. SETTING RECOMMENDED USE HI ■ Start food cooking. ■ Bring liquid to a boil. ■ Hold a rapid boil. ■ Quickly brown or sear food. ■ To fry chicken. ■ Maintain a slow boil. ■ Fry or sauté foods. ■ Cook soups, sauces and gravies. ■ Stew or steam food. ■ Simmer. ■ Keep food warm. ■ Melt chocolate or butter. Medium High Medium Medium Low LO REMEMBER: When cooktop is in use, the entire cooktop area may become hot. B A C A. Surface cooking area B. Cookware/canner C. ½" (1.3 cm) Maximum overhang ■ Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and energy efficiency. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed or dented bottoms could cause uneven heating and poor cooking results. ■ Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler across the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler, no space or light should be visible between it and the cookware. ■ Cookware designed with slightly indented bottoms or small expansion channels can be used. ■ Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits when heated. ■ Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop. Ceramic Glass (on some models) The surface cooking area will glow red when an element is on. It will cycle on and off, at all settings, to maintain the selected heat level. It is normal for the surface of white and biscuit ceramic glass to appear to change color when surface cooking areas are hot. As the glass cools, it will return to its original color. Wiping off the cooktop before and after each use will help keep it free from stains and provide the most even heating. On cooktops with white or biscuit ceramic glass, soils and stains may be more visible, and may require more cleaning and care. For more information, see “General Cleaning” section. 6 Hot Surface Indicator Light (under ceramic glass) The hot surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking area(s) is turned off. ■ On coil element models, the installation of a Canning Unit Kit is recommended. If a kit is not installed, the life of the coil element will be shortened. See “Assistance or Service” for ordering instructions. ■ For more information, contact your local agricultural department. Companies that manufacture home canning products can also offer assistance. Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models) Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also help catch spills. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) over the coil element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce excess heat causing the burner bowl to change color. For more information, see the “General Cleaning” section. NOTE: Before removing or replacing coil elements and burner bowls, make sure they are cool and the control knobs are in the Off position. To Remove: 1. Push in the edge of coil element toward the receptacle. Then lift it enough to clear the burner bowl. 2. Pull the coil element straight away from the receptacle. Cookware IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface cooking area, element or surface burner. Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides and a well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy thickness. Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used as a base they can leave permanent marks on the cooktop or grates. Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has the same characteristics as its base material. For example, aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the properties of aluminum. Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under the broiler. Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material characteristics. COOKWARE CHARACTERISTICS Aluminum ■ Heats quickly and evenly. ■ Suitable for all types of cooking. ■ Medium or heavy thickness is best for most cooking tasks. ■ Heats slowly and evenly. ■ Good for browning and frying. ■ Maintains heat for slow cooking. ■ Follow manufacturer’s instructions. ■ Heats slowly, but unevenly. ■ Ideal results on low to medium heat settings. Copper ■ Heats very quickly and evenly. Earthenware ■ Follow manufacturer’s instructions. ■ Use on low heat settings. Porcelain enamel-onsteel or cast iron ■ See stainless steel or cast iron. Stainless steel ■ Heats quickly, but unevenly. ■ A core or base of aluminum or copper on stainless steel provides even heating. 3. Lift out the burner bowl. To Replace: 1. Line up openings in the burner bowl with the coil element receptacle. Cast iron Ceramic or Ceramic glass 2. Holding the coil element as level as possible, slowly push the coil element terminal into the receptacle. 3. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it will go, push down the edge of the coil element opposite the receptacle. Home Canning When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches. This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool. ■ Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking area or element. On electric cooktops, canners should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) beyond the surface cooking area or element. ■ Do not place canner on 2 surface cooking areas, elements or surface burners at the same time. ■ On ceramic glass models, use only flat-bottomed canners. 7 OVEN USE Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first few times, or when it is heavily soiled. IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and wellventilated room. Aluminum Foil IMPORTANT: Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil, liners or cookware because permanent damage will occur to the oven bottom finish. ■ Do not cover entire rack with foil because air must be able to move freely for best cooking results. ■ BAKEWARE Hot air must be able to circulate around food to cook evenly, so allow 2" (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use the following chart as a guide. NUMBER OF PAN(S) POSITION ON RACK 1 Center of rack. 2 Side by side or slightly staggered. 3 or 4 Opposite corners on each rack. Make sure that no bakeware piece is directly over another. To catch spills, place foil on rack below dish. Make sure foil is at least ½" (1.3 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned up at the edges. Positioning Racks and Bakeware IMPORTANT: Do not place food or bakeware directly on the oven door or bottom. Permanent damage will occur to the porcelain finish. RACKS Bakeware The bakeware material affects cooking results. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations and use the bakeware size recommended in the recipe. Use the following chart as a guide. BAKEWARE/ RESULTS RECOMMENDATIONS ■ Use temperature and time recommended in recipe. ■ May need to reduce baking temperatures 25°F (15°C). ■ Use suggested baking time. ■ For pies, breads and casseroles, use temperature recommended in recipe. ■ Place rack in center of oven. Insulated cookie sheets or baking pans ■ Little or no bottom browning ■ Place in the bottom third of oven. ■ May need to increase baking time. Stainless steel Light, golden crusts ■ May need to increase baking time. Stoneware/Baking stone ■ Crisp crusts ■ Follow manufacturer’s instructions. Ovenproof glassware, ceramic glass or ceramic ■ Brown, crisp crusts ■ May need to reduce baking temperatures 25°F (15°C). ■ Do not move racks with bakeware on them. Light colored aluminum ■ Light golden crusts ■ Make sure racks are level. ■ NOTES: ■ Position racks before turning the oven on. To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge, then lift out. Use the following illustration and chart as a guide. 5 4 3 2 1 FOOD RACK POSITION(S) Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys, angel food cakes 1 or 2 Even browning Dark aluminum and other bakeware with dark, dull and/or nonstick finish ■ Brown, crisp crusts ■ 8 Bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast breads, casseroles, meats 2 Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes, nonfrozen pies 2 or 3 ■ Uneven browning To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration: Meat Thermometer On models without a temperature probe, use a meat thermometer to determine doneness of meat, poultry and fish. The internal temperature, not appearance, should be used to determine doneness. A meat thermometer is not supplied with this appliance. ■ Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest portion of the meat or inner thigh or breast of poultry. The tip of the thermometer should not touch fat, bone or gristle. ■ ■ After reading the thermometer once, push it into the meat ½" (1.3 cm) more and read again. If the temperature drops, cook the meat or poultry longer. Check all meat, poultry and fish in 2 or 3 different places. 1. Press and hold CLOCK until the oven display shows the current calibration, for example, “00,” if not yet adjusted, or about 5 seconds. 2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to increase or to decrease the temperature in 5°F (3°C) amounts. The adjustment can be set between 35°F (19°C) and -35°F (-19°C). 3. Press CLOCK to enter the new temperature. To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration (on models with manual oven control): 1. Make sure the oven temperature control knob is in the Off position. Pull oven temperature control knob straight off and turn it over. Oven Vent A 2. Loosen the locking screws inside the oven temperature control knob. B A. Oven vent The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering vent will cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results. Do not set plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent. The element can be used when the oven is in use as long as the cookware does not extend more than ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) over the element. Oven Temperature Control IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven temperature because opening the oven door and element or burner cycling may give incorrect readings. The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature calibration can be adjusted. It can be changed in Fahrenheit or Celsius. A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed amount. The absence of a minus sign means the oven will be warmer by the displayed amount. Use the following chart as a guide. ADJUSTMENT °F (ADJUSTMENT °C) COOKS FOOD 5° to 10°F (3° to 6°C) ...a little more 15° to 20°F (9° to 12°C) ...moderately more 25° to 35°F (15° to 21°C) ...much more -5° to -10°F (-3° to -6°C) ...a little less -15° to -20°F (-9° to -12°C) ...moderately less -25° to -35°F (-15° to -21°C) ...much less A A. Locking screws B. Notches 3. Adjust temperature. To lower the temperature, hold the knob handle firmly and turn skirt counterclockwise to move the tooth a notch to the left. To raise the temperature, hold the knob handle firmly and turn the skirt clockwise to move the tooth a notch to the right. Each notch equals about 5°F (3°C). B A C A. Notches B. Tooth C. Skirt 4. Tighten the locking screws and replace knob. 9 To Broil: Baking and Roasting Before baking and roasting, position the racks according to the “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. When roasting, it is not necessary to wait for the oven to preheat before putting food in, unless recommended in the recipe. To Bake or Roast: 1. Push in and turn the oven control knob to the desired temperature setting. The OVEN ON and OVEN HEATING lights will turn on, and the set temperature will appear in the display for 5 seconds. On some models, set the oven selector to BAKE and turn the oven temperature control knob to the desired temperature setting. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn on and will turn off once the oven is preheated. 2. Place food in oven. The bake and roasting elements will turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. The OVEN ON indicator light(s) will turn on and off with the elements. 3. Push in and turn oven control knob to OFF when finished. On some models, turn both the oven selector and oven temperature control knob to OFF. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn off. 1. Push in and turn oven control knob to BROIL. On some models, set the oven selector and oven temperature control knob to BROIL. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn on. 2. After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFF. On some models, turn both the oven selector and oven temperature control knob to OFF. The OVEN ON indicator light will turn off. To Broil at a Lower Temperature: If food is cooking too fast, turn the oven temperature control knob counterclockwise until the OVEN ON indicator light goes off. To broil food slower from the start of cook time, set the oven temperature control knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and 163°C). These temperature settings let the broil elements cycle and slow cooking results. BROILING CHART For best results, place food 3" (7 cm) or more from the broil element. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted for individual foods and tastes. Recommended rack positions are numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For diagram, see the “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. Broiling FOOD RACK POSITION COOK TIME (in minutes) Side 1 Side 2 Steak 1" (2.5 cm) thick medium rare medium well-done 4 4 4 14-15 15-16 18-19 7-8 8-9 9-10 If you would like to purchase a broiler pan, one may be ordered. See “Assistance or Service” section to order. Ask for Part Number 4396923. *Ground meat patties ³₄" (2 cm) thick well-done 4 13-14 7-8 For proper draining, do not cover the grid with foil. The bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier cleaning. Pork chops 1" (2.5 cm) thick 4 20-22 10-11 ■ Trim excess fat to reduce spattering. Slit the remaining fat on the edges to avoid curling. Ham slice, precooked ¹₂" (1.25 cm) thick 4 8-10 4-5 ■ Pull out oven rack to stop position before turning or removing food. Use tongs to turn food to avoid the loss of juices. Very thin cuts of fish, poultry or meat may not need to be turned. Frankfurters 4 5-7 3-4 Lamb chops 1" (2.5 cm) thick 4 14-17 8-9 Chicken bone-in pieces boneless breasts 3 4 17-20 11-16 17-20 11-16 4 8-10 4-5 4 16-18 8-9 Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. Changing the temperature when broiling allows more precise control. The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking. Thicker cuts and unevenly shaped pieces of meat, fish and poultry may cook better at lower broiling temperatures. ■ For best results, use a broiler pan and grid (provided on some models). They are designed to drain juices and help avoid spatter and smoke. ■ ■ After broiling, remove the pan from the oven when removing the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if left in the heated oven, making cleaning more difficult. Before broiling, position rack according to Broiling Chart. It is not necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in the broiler pan, then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door to the broil stop position to ensure proper broiling temperature. Fish Fillets ¹₄-¹₂" (0.6-1.25 cm) thick Steaks ³₄-1" (2-2.5 cm) thick *Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid. 10 RANGE CARE How the Cycle Works Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models) WARNING Burn Hazard Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and popping sounds. The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures, burning soil to a powdery ash. The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, but the time can be changed. Suggested clean times are 2 hours 30 minutes for light soil and between 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes for average to heavy soil. Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp cloth. Do not wipe down any of the inside surfaces until the oven has completely cooled down. Applying a cool damp cloth to the inner door glass before it has cooled completely could result in the glass breaking. To Self-Clean: Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is closed completely or it will not lock and the cycle will not begin. DOOR LOCKED/CLEANING light will flash until the door is closed. Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns. IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and well-ventilated room. Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil results in longer cleaning and more smoke. Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke. Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must be able to move freely. Depending on your model, see “Oven Vent” or “Oven Vents” section. Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal. 1. Push in and turn the oven control knob to CLEAN. The door will lock within 6 seconds, and OVEN ON and OVEN HEATING indicator lights will come on. If the door does not lock, it will try to lock for 1 minute. If the door fails to lock, the self-cleaning cycle will be canceled and an error code will be displayed. 2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pads to select a clean time between 2 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes. During the last 30 minutes of the self-cleaning cycle the oven will start to cool down. The OVEN HEATING light will turn off and “COOL” appears in the display. Once the oven goes below the locked temperature, the OVEN ON light flashes and DOOR LOCKED/CLEANING light turns off when door unlocks. Prepare Oven: ■ Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware and, on some models, the temperature probe from the oven. ■ Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt, damaging the oven. ■ Remove oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide. See “General Cleaning” section for more information. ■ Hand clean inside door edge and the 1½" (3.8 cm) area around the inside oven cavity frame, being certain not to move or bend the gasket. This area does not get hot enough during self-cleaning to remove soil. Do not let water, cleaner, etc. enter slots on door frame. Use a damp cloth to clean this area. ■ Wipe out any loose soil to reduce smoke and avoid damage. At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain. Staining, etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. This will not affect cooking performance. Prepare Cooktop and Storage Drawer: ■ Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may melt. ■ Remove all items from the storage drawer. 3. Turn the oven control knob to OFF when finished cleaning. The OVEN ON light turns off, and the time of day appears in the display. General Cleaning IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products. Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless otherwise noted. EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES (on some models) Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills may affect the finish. Cleaning Method: ■ Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing pad: Gently clean around the model and serial number plate because scrubbing may remove numbers. ■ All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. 11 STAINLESS STEEL (on some models) Cleaning Method: Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging. ■ Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish Part Number 31464 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. ■ Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner: Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth. ■ Vinegar for hard water spots COOKTOP CONTROLS Cleaning Method: When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the Off position. On some models, do not remove seals under knobs. ■ Soap and water or dishwasher: Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove. Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner. Do not soak knobs. To avoid damage to stainless steel, do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Polishing Creme, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. CERAMIC GLASS (on some models) Cleaning Method: Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly to avoid streaking and staining. Cooktop Cleaner Part Number 31464 is recommended regularly to help avoid scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition the cooktop, and can be ordered as an accessory. See “Assistance or Service” section to order. Cooktop Scraper Part Number RS300 is also recommended for stubborn soils, and can be ordered as an accessory. See “Assistance or Service” section to order. The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store razor blades out of the reach of children. Light to moderate soil ■ Paper towels or clean damp sponge: CONTROL PANEL Cleaning Method: ■ Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge: Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on panel. ■ Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Damage may occur. COIL ELEMENTS (on some models) Cleaning Method: ■ Damp cloth: Make sure control knobs are off and elements are cool. Do not clean or immerse in water. Soil will burn off when hot. For more information, see “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls.” Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop. Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup) ■ Cooktop Scraper: Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to wear oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop. ■ Cooktop Polishing Creme and clean damp paper towel: Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film disappears. Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration Cooktop Polishing Creme or nonabrasive cleanser: Rub product into soil with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film disappears. ■ Burned-on soil ■ Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Scraper: Rub creme into soil with damp paper towel. Hold scraper as flat as possible on surface and scrape. Repeat for stubborn spots. Polish entire cooktop with creme and paper towel. Metal marks from aluminum and copper Cooktop Cleaner: Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film disappears. The marks will not totally disappear, but after many cleanings they will become less noticeable. ■ Tiny scratches and abrasions ■ Cooktop Cleaner: Rub creme into surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film disappears. Scratches and abrasions do not affect cooking performance, and after many cleanings they will become less noticeable. Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine bleach, rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur. 12 All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. BURNER BOWLS (on some models) Cleaning Method: Chrome only ■ Solution of ¹₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water: Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with stainless steel-wool pad. ■ Oven cleaner: Follow product label instructions. ■ Mildly abrasive cleanser: Scrub with wet scouring pad. Porcelain enamel only Dishwasher ■ Gas Grate and Drip Pan Cleaner Part Number 31617 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. SURFACE UNDER COOKTOP (on some models) For more information, see “Lift-up Cooktop” section. Cleaning Method: ■ Steel-wool pad Do not remove the cooktop to avoid product damage. OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR Cleaning Method: ■ Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad: Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on panel. ■ All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. OVEN CAVITY Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. Cleaning Method: ■ Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first. Do not use oven cleaners. OVEN RACKS AND ROASTING RACKS Oven Light (on some models) The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. It will come on when the oven door is open. The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. On some models, when the oven door is closed, press the manual oven light switch on the backguard to turn on and off. Before replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and the control knobs are in the off position. To Replace: 1. Unplug range or disconnect power. 2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven counterclockwise to remove. Cleaning Method: ■ Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first. Remove racks or they will discolor and become harder to slide. If this happens, a light coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help them slide. ■ Steel-wool pad BROILER PAN AND GRID (on selected models) Cleaning Method: Chrome only ■ Mildly abrasive cleanser: Scrub with wet scouring pad. ■ Solution of ¹₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water: Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with scouring or steel-wool pad. ■ Oven cleaner: Follow product label instructions. Porcelain enamel only ■ Dishwasher 3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket. 4. Replace bulb, then bulb cover by turning clockwise. 5. Plug in range or reconnect power. Oven Door For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven door. However, if removal is necessary, make sure the oven is off and cool. Then, follow these instructions. The oven door is heavy. Before Removing: 1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at the bottom corner of the door stop clip. Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle. STORAGE DRAWER (on some models) Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning. For more information, see “Storage Drawer” section. Cleaning Method: ■ Mild detergent Drawer Liner (on some models) Remove all stored items from drawer and lift out drawer liner. ■ Clean with mild detergent. ■ 2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front frame hinge slot. Be certain not to scratch finish. 3. Repeat procedure for other door stop clip. To Remove: 1. Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins while the door is removed from the range. All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. WARMING DRAWER and TRAY (on some models) Make sure drawer is cool and remove tray. Cleaning Method: ■ Mild detergent (for both) ■ 2. Slowly close the door until it rests against the door removal pins. 3. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of the door and your thumbs on the inside surface. All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not included): See “Assistance or Service” section to order. 13 4. Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge hangers will slide out of front frame hinge slot. Do not remove door removal pins until the door is replaced on the range. 3. Slowly push the drawer into the range until the drawer side rails engage with the gap in the drawer glides. A To Replace: 1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of the door and your thumbs on the inside surface. 2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge slots. 3. Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto front frame support pins. Make sure the hinge hangers are fully seated and engaged on the support pins. A. Engage drawer glide 4. Once the drawer is fully engaged on both sides, slide the drawer back into the closed position. NOTE: When removing and replacing the storage drawer, a slight push may be needed to move the drawer stop notch past the drawer glides. TROUBLESHOOTING Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Nothing will operate 4. Insert the door stop clip with the angular surface at the top of the frame hinge slot, then push in the bottom of the clip until flanges are flush with the front frame. 5. Open the door completely and remove the door removal pins. Save door removal pins for future use. 6. Close the door. Storage Drawer The storage drawer can be removed. Before removing, make sure drawer is cool and empty. ■ Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded outlet. ■ Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician. Cooktop will not operate ■ Is the control knob set correctly? Push in knob before turning to a setting. ■ On ceramic glass models, is the “Cooktop Lockout” set? See “Cooktop Lockout” section. ■ On coil element models, is the element inserted properly? See “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls” section. To Remove: Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop 1. Pull the storage drawer straight back past the drawer stop notch and the end of the side rails. ■ Is the cookware the proper size? Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) outside the cooking area. Hot Surface indicator light stays on ■ A B A. Drawer stop notch B. End of side rail 2. Lift up the back of the drawer and pull the drawer out. To Replace: 1. Lift up the back of the drawer and place it inside the range in its fully forward position. 2. Lift up the front of the drawer to a level position. 14 Does the Hot Surface indicator light stay on after control knob(s) have been turned off? See “Cooktop Controls” section. Cooktop cooking results not what expected ■ Is the proper cookware being used? See “Cookware” section. ■ Is the control knob set to the proper heat level? See “Cooktop Controls” section. ■ Is the appliance level? Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions. ■ On coil element models, is the element inserted properly? See “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls” section. ■ Is the proper temperature set? Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook. ■ Is the proper oven temperature calibration set? See “Oven Temperature Control” section. ■ Was the oven preheated? See “Baking and Roasting” section. ■ Is the proper bakeware being used? See “Bakeware” section. ■ Are the racks positioned properly? See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. ■ Is there proper air circulation around bakeware? See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. ■ Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan? Make sure batter is level in the pan. ■ Is the proper length of time being used? Adjust cooking time. ■ Has the oven door been opened while cooking? Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer cooking times. ■ Are baked items too brown on the bottom? Move rack to higher position in the oven. ■ Are pie crust edges browning early? Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust and/or reduce baking temperature. Oven will not operate ■ ■ On some models, is the electronic clock/timer set correctly? See “Electronic Clock/Timer” section. On some models, has the oven selector been set to a BAKE or BROIL function? See “Baking and Roasting” or “Broiling” sections. Oven temperature too high or too low ■ Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment? See “Oven Temperature Control” section. Oven indicator lights flash ■ Do the OVEN HEATING indicator lights flash? See “Assistance or Service” section. Oven cooking results not what expected ■ Is the appliance level? Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions. ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete model and serial number of your appliance. This information will help us to better respond to your request. If you need replacement parts If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you use only FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are made with the same precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance. To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call us or your nearest Whirlpool designated service center. Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center toll free: 1-800-253-1301. Our consultants provide assistance with: For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. Accessories U.S.A. To order accessories, call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts. Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com and click on “Buy Accessories Online.” Canning Unit Kit (coil element models) Order Part Number 242905 ■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances. ■ Installation information. ■ Use and maintenance procedures. ■ Accessory and repair parts sales. Order Part Number 31463 ■ Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.). Cooktop Care Kit ■ Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States. Cooktop Scraper (ceramic glass models) Order Part Number 3183488 To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. Cooktop Cleaner (ceramic glass models) Order Part Number 31464 Cooktop Protectant (includes cleaner, protectant, and applicator pads) Order Part Number 31605 Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (stainless steel models) Order Part Number 31462 All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Order Part Number 31662 15 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR 1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing. 2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage. 3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use. 4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. 5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures. 6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada. 7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home. 8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations. 10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions. DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies. If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777. 8/05 Keep this book and your sales slip together for future reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in-warranty service. Write down the following information about your major appliance to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need to know your complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number label located on the product. 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