A Note To Y&J 2 Important Safety Instructions 3 Parts And Features 6 Using Your Range 7 kk$l%ng Cyde Caring For Your Range 18 21 If You Need iiz%E 25 Warranty 28 1-800-253-1301 Call USwith questions or comments. SELF-CLEANING ELECTRIC SET-IN RANGE MODEL RS660BXB A Note To You Thank you for buying a Whirlpool@ appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-class 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. This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and electrical Our Consumer Assistance Center is toll-free, 24 hours a day. number, l-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 25. 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 Date Important Safety Instructions General @Read all instructions before using the range. 4nstall or locate the range onl in accordance with the provi dyed Installation Instructions. The e must be installed by a *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 Yy that the ran e is secured to cabinets wit % 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. .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 L e burned or injured. .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. 4Jse the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. @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 ? after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact surface units, areas near units, heatin elements or interior surfaces 07 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, could also become hot enough to cause burns. continued on next page 3 ADO 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. @Use only d potholders. Moist or damp por holders on hot surfaces could result in burns from steam. Do not let potholder touch hot heating elements. Do not use a towel or bul cloth for a potholder. It could cakych 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. *Do 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 undernea ll them to damage. @Do not line reflector bowls with aluminum foil or other liners. Improper installation of these liners could result in a risk of electric shock or fire. @Select a pan with a flat bottom that is about the same size as 4 the surface unit. If pan is smaller than the surface unit, some of the heatin element will be exposed an 8 could result in the I niting of clothing or potholders. 8 orrect pan size also improves cooking efficiency. *Check to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa9e for use on the ran e. Only certain types of glass, g9 ass-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 ?d 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. @Use 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. ADO not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flamin pan on range by coverin WI? h a wellfitted lid, cookie sYl eet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of an can be extinguished wit R bakin soda or, if available, a mu9ti urpose dry chemical or Poam-type extinguisher. Care and cleaning l Small amounts of formalde- hyde and carbon monoxide are given off in the SelfCleaning cycle from fiberlass insulation and food %ecomposition. Significant exposure to these substances could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be minimized by venting with a hood or open window and wiping out excess food spills prior to self-cleaning. m ADO not use oven cleaners. No commercial oven cleaner or oven liner rotective coating of any kind s It ould be used in or around any part of the oven. *Before self-cleaning the oven, remove broiler an, broiler nd, oven racks an cf other utensr9 s. Do not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts unless you are instructed to do so in this Use and Care Guide. ADO not soak removable heating elements in water. The element will be damaged and shock or fire could result. *Do not clean door heat seal. It is essential for a ood seal. Care should be ta3( en 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. *Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing the range. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the location and appearance of all parts and features. Cooktop control-panel Plug-in surface unit with one-piece chrome reflector bowl Oven vent / Left rear control knob - cooktop control panel Oven control Right rear control knob Left front control knob Right front control knob Surface unit ilndicator light SurfaLe unit marker Oven control Oven selector Oven heatiig indicator light 6 panel Oven temperature control knob \ Locked indicator light MEALTIMERTM clock/Minute Timer Using Your Range In This Section Pa* Paw U8ing the 8urfaca unitm ...................................... 7 Adjusting the oven temperature control ....... .12 racks and pans .............................. .Q Brdling .............................................................. 13 For bo4 ah circulation ..................................... 10 Broiling tips ....................................................... 14 Using afuminum foil for baking .......................10 Setting the clock ............................................... 11 Enugy saving Cpr ............................................ 14 Using the YEALTfMERw clock ...................... .15 Using the Minute Timor .................................... 11 The own vent ................................................... 17 Poritionlng Baking/roasting ................................................ 12 To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range. Using the surface units Push in control knoba 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 and Fire Hazard Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF and all indicator lights are OFF when you are not cooking. Someone could be burned or a fire could start if a surface unit is accidentally left ON. 7 Until you get used to the settlngs, use the following as a guide. For best resufts, start cooking at the high setting: then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. I l To hold a rapid boil. To fry chicken or pancakes. Medium l For gravy, pudding and icing. (opposite OFF) . To cook large amounts of l l ej Medium-low Cookware l To keep food cooking after 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 cooking 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. l l Product Damage Hazard If a surface unit 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 resuft 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 cooking. 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. Home l l l l l l l canning information Use flat-bottomed canners/pans for best results. Use the largest surface 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 kii 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 Whirlpoole 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 resuft in personal injury. l FOOD RACK POSlTlON Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys Lowest level or 2nd level from bottom Angel and bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast breads, casseroles, meats 2nd level from bottom Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes, nonfrozen pies 2nd or 3rd level from bottom When baking on two rackr, arrange racks on bottom and third level from bottom. NOTE: For recommended rack placement when broiling, see “Broiling rack position chart” on page 14. 9 For best air circulation Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. l Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. l For beet results, 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 pans: One pan Place in the center of the oven rack. Two pans Place in opposite corners of the oven rack. Three or four pans Place in opposite corners on each oven rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly over another. Using aluminum foil for baking Use aluminum foil to catch spillovero 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. lt will reduce air circulation and cause poor cooking results. l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking will result. Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard Do not allow foil to touch the heating elements. Failure to follow this precaution could result in electrical shock or fire hazard and damage to the elements. 10 Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 1. Push In Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. 2. Let the Mlnute Tlmer Knob pop out. Turn clockwlse until Minute Timer hand points to OFF. The clock setting will change if you push in the knob when turning. 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 pushlng It In, turn the Minute Timer Knob counterclockwise until the timer hand passes the setting you want. 2. Without pushing it in, turn the knob back to the setting you want. When the time is up, a buzzer will sound. To stop the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer hand to OFF. 11 Baking/roasting 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 3. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking/roasting temperature you want. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. The oven is preheated when the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light first 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 baking/roasting, but does not turn red. 5. When baking/roasting is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off. Adjusting the oven temperature Oven temperature controls will gradually shift after years of use. So, even though your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature settings, you can change them by following these steps: 1. Make sure the Oven Temperature Control Knob is turned to the off position. Pull knob straight off and flip it over. 12 control 2. Loosen the locking screws inside the control knob. Note the position of the notches. 3. To lower the temperature, hokf 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. Locking Tooth Broiling 1. Position the rack properly before turning on the oven. Position rack 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 itseff. 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 tl food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator Light goes off. l If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven Temperature Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F (77°C and 163°C). 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 all broiling temperatures. l NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open whenever using the oven to broil. This allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures. 13 Broiling rack RACK POSITION FROM BOlTOM position chart TYPE OF FOOD/ DONENESS 1 I I I 18 rJ ‘r I 4 3 and medium steaks, medium oatties. ham d I 2 patties, lamb chops, split chicken, pork steaks and chops, whole fish 1 Broiling l l Not used for broiling tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess liquid and grease away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire. After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the oven when you remove the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave it in the heated oven. Energy saving I l l Fire Hazard Place meat the correct distance from the element. Meat placed too close to the element could spatter, smoke, burn or catch fire during broiling. To ensure adequate grease drainage, do not use cookie sheets or similar pans for broiling. Also, covering the broiler grid with foil is not recommended. Poor drainage of grease could result in fire. If foil is used, cut slits in foil to line up with all openings in broiler grid. Grease can then drain away and cool in pan. tips Although 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 grease 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 for cooking when possible. l Use the more efficient surface units instead of 14 the oven when possible. l l l l l l l Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled pan on the unit. “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss, longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking results. Rely on your timer to keep track of the cooking time. Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven is warm. Best time to bake is right after a meal has been cooked in the oven. Preheat the oven no longer than necessary. Plan 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 bakin#oasting 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 MEALTIMER clock, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the cloclc on page 11.) To delay start automatically: and stop 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Push In and turn the Start Time Knob clockwise to the time you want baking/ roasting to start. 3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. 4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE. 5. Set the Oven Temperature Control to the baking’roasting temperature you want. The oven will now start and stop automatically. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on when the start time is reached. 6. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. 15 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: now 1. Position 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 bakin@roasting temperature you want. 5. After baking/roasting is done or to cancel the setting at any time, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature Control to OFF. To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEALTIMER” control: l Do not let most UNFROZEN food stand for more than two hours before cooking starts. l Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after the end of cooking cycle. NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are: dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing baking powder or yeast will not rise properly when cooked using delay start. 16 The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent under the right rear surface unit. You can cook on the unit or keep food warm on it while the oven is on. The vent is needed for air circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/ roasting can result. NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can melt. l l Burn and Fire Hezard lf you leave a utensil on the right rear surface unit, use potholders when moving ft. Pan handles could become hot enough to burn. Keep flammable materials away from oven vent. Failure to do so could result in bums or a fire. 17 Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section Paw How the cycle works ........................................ 18 Befor. you stsrt . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Paw Setting the controls ............................. ............. 19 spacid tip. .. .... .... .... ... .... .... .... ... .... .... .... ... .... .... . 20 The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like with the other functions of your range, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easyto-use controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless. How the cycle works The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil and grease. During the cycle, the oven gets much hotter than ft does for normal baking or broiling. This high heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns it away. You can adjust the cycle time to the amount of soil in your oven. You can set the cycle time anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See “Setting the controls” on page 19.) The graph at the right is representative of a normal, 3hour Self-Cleaning cycle. Note that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but it takes longer for the oven to cool enough to unlock Before OVENIWTOFF c e DooRLoaa t---m--) START DOOR “HOCKS 1 3 STOP you start Before you start the Self-Claaning cycle, make sure you: l Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get hot enough during the cleaning cycle for soil to burn away. Use hot water and detergent or a soapy steel-wool pad for cleaning. NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the seal. Poor cleaning, baking and roasting may result. DO NOT hand-clean l eel Hand-clean frame Hand-clean door sround edge 7. 18 Ths I,' Hours I 1 l l l l Remove the broiler pan grki and any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan (without grid) in the oven if you have first removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning or in a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not removed, too much smoking will occur. The chrome broiler pan grid will discolor if cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle. Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help reduce smoke during the cleaning cycle. Remove the oven racks from the oven if you want them to remain shiny. You can clean the oven racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, but they will become harder to slide. (See page 23.) If you clean racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted from bottom to top.) Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated by opening a window or by turning on a vent hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle. Setting l l l Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. It could burn you. Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven. Cleaners could produce hazardous fumes or damage the porcelain finish. Do not leave any foil in the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt and damage the oven surface. NOTES: Do not force the Lock Lever. You could bend or break it. The lever is designed to stay locked until the oven is cool enough to safely open. Wait until it moves freely. l Do not block the vent during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results. l Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent. They may rnett. l Chrome reflector bowls must not be cleaned in the oven. They will discolor. l the controls 1. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to CLEAN. 2. Make sure the clock, Start and Stop Times all have the correct time of day. 3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise 2 or 3 hours. l Use 2 hours for light soil. l Use 3 hours or more for moderate to heavy soil. NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in. 19 4. Lift the panel between the oven door and the control panel. Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean position. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. 5. When the oven temperature goes above normal baking/roasting temperatures, the LOCKED Indicator Light will come on. When the LOCKED Indicator Light comes on, you cannot open the door or move the Lock Lever. 6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle Is completed and the oven has cooled enough, the LOCKED Indicator Light will go off. You can then move the Lock Lever back to the left. Do NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. To stop the Self-Cleaning cycle at any time: 1. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise until it points to the correct time of day. 2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF. When the oven has cooled enough, the LOCKED Indicator Light will go off and you can move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Special tips . Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and smoke. l After the oven Is cool, wipe up any residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge. If any spots remain, clean with a mild, abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge. l Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and results in more smoke than usual. l If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not get the oven as clean as you expected, the cycle may not have been set long enough or you may not have prepared the oven properly. Set the SelfCleaning cycle longer the next time and handclean areas noted on page 16. 20 Caring For Your Range In This Section Paw Surface unite and reflector bowle ................... 21 Page The oven light ......................... ............... ....... .... 24 Cleaning chart ........................................ .... ....... 23 Your range is designed for easy cars. You can do most cleaning with items found around your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking and operating like new. Surface units and reflector 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 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. 3. Pull the surface unit straight away from the receptacle. 4. Lift out the reflector bowl. Sea “Cleaning chart” on page 23 for cleaning instructions. 21 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. 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. 22 Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean your range. PART Control knobs HOW TO CLEAN WHAT TO USE Sponge and warm, soapy water l l l l Control panel Sponge and warm, soapy water OR Paper towel and spray glass cleaner l l l 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. 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. Exterior surfaces (other than control panels) Sponge and warm, soapy water 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. Surface No cleaning required l units l l l Chrome bowls reflector Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad l l l l Broiler pan and grid (clean after each use) Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water OR The Self-Cleaning cycle Oven door glass Oven cavity Paper towel and spray glass cleaner OR Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Self-Cleaning cycle Spatters or spills will burn off. Do not immerse in water. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Clean frequently. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. Do not clean in Self-Cleaning oven. l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not clean in Self-Cleaning cycle. (See note on page 19.) l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. l OR Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and become harder to slide if left in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding. l l l l l Make sure oven is cool. Follow directions provided with the cleaner. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. See ‘Using The Self-Cleaning 18-20. Cycle” on pages 23 The oven light The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. l l Electrical Shock and Penonal 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 resuft 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. NOTE: The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle. 24 tf 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. Wire 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 the desired setting. You have not set the MEALTIMER” clock correctly. Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See “Using the MEALTIMER” cloclc on page 15.) You have not set the MEALTIMER clock’s 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 22.) 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 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 25 PROBLEM Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate Cooking results are not what you expected POSSIBLE CAUSE You have not set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN. Set both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to CLEAN. The range clock does not show the correct time of day. Reset clock to show the correct time of day. (See page 11.) The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN position-all the way to the right. Move Lock Lever all the way to the right. The Start Time Dial does not show the correct time of day or the knob is not all the way out. Reset the Start Time Knob to show the correct time of day. Pull knob out all the way. The Stop Time Dial is not set ahead to the time you want the self-cleaning cycle to stop. See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on page 19 for proper setting instructions. The range is not level. Level range. (See Installation The oven temperature low or too high. You have not preheated as the recipe calls for. 26 SOLUTION seems too the oven Instructions.) Adjust the oven temperature control. (See “Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 12.) 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% 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 cooldng utensils with smooth, flat bottoms that fit the surface units being used. 2. If you need assistance ... Cell Whirlpool Consumer Asrietance Center telephone number. Dial toll-free from anywhere In the U.S.A. l-800-253-1301 and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant 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, MI 490222692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service - SOR whupd App4hc.s OI Auihmkd WhHpool Sewke (Ennpb: XYZ selvba CO.) . WAWHQ DRYER& 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 Whirlpoole appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied how the problem was solved . . . l ... Whirlpool has a nationwide . network of authorized S&E WhirlpooP service companies. 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: .APPiJANCE-HOlJSEHCKDMAJOR, SERVICE L REPAIR 4. If you need FSP ment parts .., l l with Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry. Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer 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. YACHINES k SERVICE L REPAIR - SOS wMlpool Appllancg or Authcdzed Whk&al Serdka (Enmnpb: XK? SaNka Co.) 27 WHIRLPOOL” Electric Range Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP 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 WILL PAY FOR parts for control knobs. WILL NOT PAY FOR A. 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. B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any labor costs during limited warranty. F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. 303 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 limitation 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. If 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. 3188559 0 1004 whirlpoolCorporalIon Q RegIstered Tradermrldl’hi Tradernmrk 01 WhIrlpool, U.SA. Printed In U.S.A.
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