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FREE-STANDING EYE-LEVEL
MICROWAVE RANGE
Models RM973PXL;
RM975PXL
Microwave
Defrost
Oven
Guide
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Surface
and Serial
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Proper installation and safe use of your microwave range are your
personal responsibllltles. Read this “Use and Care Guide”and the
“Cooklng Guide”carefully
for Important use and safety information.
Installation
You must be sure your range is...
l installed
and leveled on a floor
that will hold the weight;
l installed
in a well-ventilated
area protected
from the
weather;
l properly
connected
to the correct electric supply and
grounding.
(See “Installation
Instructions.“)
Proper use
You must be sure Your range Is...
l used only for jobs expected
of home ranges;
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who can
operate it properly;
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maintained.
Contents
Page
Responsibilities
Installation
Proper Use
Safety
Precautions
Page
2
2
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2
3
to Avoid
Possible
Ex.p&ure
to
Excessive Microwave
Energy
Using Your Microwave
Upper Oven
4
4
Setting the Controls
Cook Power Chart
Defrosting
Keep Warm
The Meal Sensor’
Tern&rat&e
Probe
Meal Sensor
Temperature
Probe
Guide
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Cleaning
the Probe
Bi-Level
Cooking
Rack
:
Cleaning
the Microwave
Oven
Important
Information
How Microwave
Ovens Work
The Microwave
Oven Light
Uslng Your Cooktop
and lower
Surface
Unit Controls
Setting the Clock
UsingtheMinuteTimer.
The Lower Oven Controls
The Oven Selector
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5
5
5
6
7
7
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Oven
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The Oven Temperature
Control
Baking or Roasting
Adjusting
the Oven Temperature
Control
Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER.
Clock
Brolllng
Broiling
Chart.
The Cooktop
Light
The Lower Oven Light
The Oven Vent
Optional
Accessories
Rotisserie
Canning
Cleaning
Kit
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15
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16
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:
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and Caring
for Yo&R&&
Control
Panel and Knobs
Surface
Units and Reflector
Lift-Up Cooktop
Storage
Drawer
The Lower Oven SelfCleaning
Cleaning
Chart
It You Need
13
Service
l&wis
or Assistance
12
1. Before Calling
for Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
12
4. If You Have a Problem
Cycle
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3
Using your microwave upper oven
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‘Probe
Light
Signal
Meal Sensor *
Probe Control
Digital
Timer
Cook Power
Control
To Stop the Oven:
1, Push in and turn the
timer knob counterclockwise
to 0O:OO.
OR
2. Open the oven door.
To Restart the Oven:
1. Close the oven door.
2. Set timer (if needed).
3. Push the START Button.
Start Button
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SETTING THE CONTROLS
Be sure you understand
the basics
Start with recipes
from your
MICRO
carefully.
of microwave
oven
MENUS. Cookbook.
NEVER START THE OVEN WHEN IT’S EMPTY. The oven
use at least
a cup
Put food
2.
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5.
Set cooking
times up to
10 minutes
by pushing in
the timer knob and turnIrg clockwise.
The oven
light will go on.10 set time
for less than 30 seconds.
turn timer past 30 seconas then back to deslred time
Example:
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Close the door Make
sure it locks
The oven
won’t work If the door
closed
llghtlv
In the oven
1
4.
To set 22 minutes
Set 2 minutes,
30 seconds
turning
knob,
Set 20 minutes
by pushing
start
For testing,
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3. Se! Cook
Power to
desired
setting
from HI to KEEP
WARM Some recipes
require
different
Cook Powers for
best results [See char1
below]
Isn t
6.
Push the START Button The
oven light WIII stay on
You will hear a fan runnlng durrng
oven operation
When the set time IS up, the oven will shul off
automatically.
You will hear a bell, the light
will go off and the fan will stop.
DEFROSTING
30 seconds
by pushing
In and
up on wheel
For defrosting,
set Cook Power Control
to
DEFROST (MED.LO)
See the Defrost Guide
Inside the oven door or your MICRO MENUS
Cookbook
for suggested
defrost
times.
KEEP WARM
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Recipes
In the MICRO MENUS
Cookbook use Cook Power settings
from HI to
LO Recipes
In other books and magazines may use different
percentages
of cooklng
power. The following
chart
will be helpful:
HI - 100% of full power
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be damaged
Set cooking
times longer
than 10 minutes
by turnIng the timer knob and
wheel
First set the knob
then move the wheel
COOK POWER CHART
MED-HI
MED
MED-LO (DEFROST)
LO
KEEP WARM
before
you
the directions
of water
Be sure you have read and
understand
the dlrectlons.
1.
can
cooking
Follow
70%
50%
30%
15%
5%
of
of
of
of
of
full
full
full
full
full
power
power
power
power
power
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Hot, cooked
foods can be safely
kept warm
for 60 minutes
Reset the timer if more time is required.
Keeping foods warm longer
than about
1 hour, 40
minutes
is not recommended.
The quality
of
some foods will suffer with extended
time
Foods cooked
covered
should
be covered
during
KEEP WARM.
Pastry items (pies, turnovers,
etc ) should
be
uncovered
during
KEEP WARM
Meals kept warm on a plate should
be covered during
KEEP WARM
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THE MEAL SENSOR’” TEMPERKWRE
PROBE
The MEAL SENSOR
Temperature
Probe helps take guesswork
out of cooklng
roasts
and larger
casseroles.
The probe
is designed
to turn off the oven when it senses the
temperature
you want. See your MICRO MENUS
Cookbook
for helpful
information
in
cooking
different
types of foods
For casseroles,
the tip of
the probe
should
be in
the center
of the food
Stir
foods when recommended
Replace
the
probe
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1.
>I Sensor
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Insert at least 1 3 of the
temperature
probe
into
the food.
4.
Socket
2.
Place food in the oven
and plug the probe
into
the socket
on the oven
wall. The Probe Signal
Light will come
on
3.
Make sure the probe does
not touch any part of the
oven Interlor. Close the
door.
5.
Move the Meal Sensor
pointer
to the final cooking temperature
you
want
6.
Push the START Button.
When the probe
senses
the cooking
temperature,
a buzzer sounds, and the
oven turns off
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Set the Cook
desired
Power
If
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for roasts, the tip of the
probe
should
be In the
center
of the largest
muscle, but not touching
fat or
bone
Plug
B
Cable
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For liqurds,
balance
the
probe
on a wooden
spoon
or spatula
so the trp of the
probe
is in the center
of
the liquid.
use hot pads when removing
probe
from
food or food from oven.
unplug
probe
from socket
to turn off oven
light.
stir foods during
cooking
when
recommended.
stir soups, casseroles
and drinks before
serving.
cover
roasts with foil and let stand a few
mtnutes
after cooking.
Remove
foil if you
decide
to cook it longer.
DON’T...
let probe
or probe
cable
touch any part of
the oven interior.
l let probe
touch foil (if used]. Foil can be
kept away
from probe
with wooden
toothpicks
Remove
forI if arcing
occurs.
0 use paper,
plastic
wrap or plastic
containers.
They will be in the oven too long.
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in regular
oven.
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probe
into frozen food.
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for foods that need to simmer.
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MEAL SENSOR” TEMPERATURE PROBE GUIDE
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Cook Power
Setting
Meal Sensor
Setting
Tips
HIGH
165 Fto 170 F
Balance
HIGH
170 F
Use MEDWM Cook Power for very
foods such OS baked
beans.
thick
MEDIUM HIGH
170 Fto
175 F
Use MEDIUM Cook
mixtures.
Stir once
thick
Chowders
MEDIUM HIGH
180 F
Balance
probe
once or twice.
Dips
MEDIUM
140 F
MEDIUM HIGH
170 F
Food
Beverages
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Food
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Meat Loaf
__-~Poultry
(beef)
probe
on wooden
spoon.
Power for very
or twice.
on wooden
spoon.
Stir
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Do not use the Meal Sensor probe
when cooking
poultry.
Because
of the
amount
of bone and shape
of poultry.
there is no place
where the meat is
thick enough
to place
the probe
properly.
MEDIUM
110 F
Place sandwich
on paper
napkin.
Insert probe
from side so tip is in center
of filling. Thick sandwiches
work best.
Sondwlches
HIGH
SOUP
165 Fto
170 F
Balance
probe
once or twice.
on wooden
spoon.
Stir
TIPS
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In several
of the items -ul!
not heat at the same rate
Casseroles
cooked
usrng the MEAL SENSOR
probe
should
be made
from precooked
foods
Do not use raw meats, raw vegetobles and cream
sauces
in casseroles
e Dry casseroles
do not work
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Thaw frozen
n-icrowave
probe
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If you are cooklng
as mugs of soup,
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casseroles
oven before
well
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and meats In the
Inserting
the
rndlvldual
servings
such
check
the probe
setting
Dry meat
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loaf
mixtures
the mugs
don’t
work
may
well
Remember
that rousts may vary In size,
shape
and composition.
Use the timings
for
minutes
per pound
us a guideline
as well as
the MEAL SENSOR probe.
Starchy
vegetables
SENSOR probe
tend
to stick
to the MEAL
THE PROBE:
1
2
3
4
Remove
probe
from microwave
oven using hot pads
Wipe probe
with o hot sudsy cloth. Use a plastic
scouring
pad to remove
Probe may be placed
In the silverware
basket
of the dishwasher.
Be careful
not to kink the cable.
NOTE: Make sure you have the right probe for your oven. It will have”LO-2”
stubborn
foods
on the handle
B&LEVEL OVEN RACK
Use the Bi-Level
Oven
The rack can be turned
First Posltlon:
more
than
one
Use the rack only when
container
of food,
Do not let a container
Second
Position:
when using
of the oven.
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Rack to stuck
upside-down
a taller
heating
touch the top of theoven.
Turn rack upside-down
container
on the bottom
THE RACK
oven.
SPECIAL CAUTIONS
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Put food in containers,
then place
contrainers on rack.
Do not cook foods directly
on rack without
putting
them in containers
first.
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Do not use with browning
dish.
Use only in the microwave
oven
Do not let food or container
touch
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the oven.
Do not store
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Use only when
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Wash by hand with a mild detergent.
Wash on the top rack of a dlshwasher.
Do not use obrasive
scrubbers
or cleansers.
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foods when cooking
in more than one container,
to help fit taller containers
on the bottom
of the
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one
container.
rack
the top
of
in the oven.
cooking
foods
in more
than
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CLEANING THE MICR-
WEN
Wipe often with warm sudsy
water
and a soft cloth or sponge.
The control
panel
may be
cleaned
with a soft soapy
cloth
or spray glass cleaner.
Do not use abrasive
IMPORTANT
Before you start using your
information
WI// help you ovoid
Metallic
Glaze
Trim
Metallic
Cooking
In metal
containers
can damage
can
the oven. So
with hldden
containers
(twist-ties,
foil-lining,
staples,
metallic
glaze or
trim) Test dmnerware
or cookwore before using
metal
Paper can char or burn,
and some plastics
can
melt if used when heating
foods for more than 4
minutes
Be sure to clean
the areas
where the door and oven
frame touch when closed.
Rinse well
For stubborn
soil, boil a cup
of water in the oven for 2 or 3
mtnutes
Steam WIII soften
the soil
cleaners
or steel wool pads.
INFORMJUION
microwave
oven, read
damage
to your oven
thts section
To test a d/sh lor sole use, put it
into the oven with a cup of
water beslde it Cook on high
Cook Power for one minute.
If the dlsh gets hot and the
water stays cool, do not
use It.
NEVER start a microwave
oven when it’s empty.
The
oven can be damaged
If
you experiment,
put a
container
of water in the
oven
carefully
This
NEVER COOK OR REHEAT A
WHOLE EGG. Slice hard
boiled
eggs before
heating.
Steam build-up
in
whole
eggs may cause
them to burst and possibly
damage
the oven.
Don’t let anything
touch
the top of the oven cavity
Contmued
nex! poge
DO NOT store
Rough or harsh cleaners
can scratch
or dull the
oven
oven finish DO NOT USE THEM.
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Overcooking
some foods
can cause them to scorch
or flame...especially
foods
like potatoes,
corn, snacks,
etc. See the MICRO
MENUS- Cookbook.
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Make popcorn
only In
poppers
designed
for use
In microwave
ovens
Follow
popper
directions
Results are the popper
manufacturer’s
responsibility
Llqulds heated
containers
may
The liquid
may
out with a loud
does not harm
but you should
such containers
liquids
again
USE HOT PADS. Microwave
energy
does not heat
containers,
but the hot
food does
Follow
MICRO MENUS
Cookbook
directions
carefully
to properly
cook different
types of
food. If using a different
cookbook,
you may
need to experiment
with
times and Cook Powers.
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Double-check
all
settings.
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Use the oven only for
defrosting,
cooking
or
reheating
If your electric
power
line
voltage
is less than the
normal
240 volts, cooking
times may be longer.
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in certain
overheat
then splash
noise
This
the oven,
not use
to heat
Do NOT OVERCOOK
POTATOES At the end of the
recommended
cooking
time they should
be
slightly
firm. Wrap in toil
and set aside for 5 minutes.
They will finish cooking
while standing
It is normal
for the inside of
the oven door to look wavy
after the oven has been running for a while.
At times, an extra fan
automatically
turns on to
help protect
the microwave
oven from excess
heat; you may notice a
louder sound level when
this fan is running.
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HOW MICROWaVE OVENS WORK
Microwave
make its own
ovens are safe. Microwave
heat, and It’s this heat that
energy
IS not hot
cooks the food
It causes
food
Mod:
Mixer Mag;etron
Oven
Cavity
Metal
to
Bottom
Floor
Microwaves
are like TV
waves
or light waves
You
can’t see them but you can
see what thev do
A magnetron
produces
microwaves
The microwaves
move into the oven where
they are scattered
around
by
a stirrer (like a fan)
MIcrowaves
bounce
off
metal oven walls and are
absorbed
by food
The bottom
of your microwave
oven lets microwaves
through.
Then they
bounce
off the metal
floor, back
through
the
bottom,
and are absorbed
by the food
MIcrowaves
pass through
glass, paper
and plastic
without
heating
them so food
absorbs
the energy
Microwaves
bounce
off metal pans
so food does not absorb
the
energy
Microwaves
may not reach
the center
of a roast The heat
around
the outside
is what
cooks the roast all the way
through
This is one of the
reasons
for letting some
foods [roasts, baked
potatoes) stand for a while after
cooking,
or for stirring some
foods during
the cooking
time
The mlcrowaves
disturb
water molecules
In the food
As the molecules
bounce
around
bumplng
Into each
other, heat IS made,
llke rubbtng your hands together
This IS the heat that cooks
THE MICROWAVE OVEN LIGHT
The light in the microwave
time is set, when the oven
socket.
lo replace
oven comes
on when the door
is on, and when the temperature
the light bulb:
1. Move range
away
careful. It is heavy.
from
the
wall.
Be very
2. Unplug
the power
cord.
3. Remove
holding
screw on access
panel.
4. Remove
the cardboard
baffle from the bulb.
5. Replace
the bulb with a 40-watt
appliance
bulb.
6. Replace
the cardboard
baffle
and the access panel.
7. Plug in the power
cord and move the range
back into position.
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Screw
is open, when a cooking
probe
is plugged
into Its
.
Using your cooktop and lower oven
COOKTOP AND
LOWER OVEN CONTROLS
Stop Time Knob
4
Digital
,
Start lime
-
Minute
-Lock
Automatic
MEALTIMER’
Clock
Knob
Timer
Light
-Clean
Light
Adjustable
Control
Lower Oven Temperature
-
Lower Oven Signal
Light
-
Surface
Unit Signal
Lights
-
Surface
Unit Control
-
Lower Oven Selector
-
Manual
Lower
Oven
-
Cooktop
Light
Switch
Light Switch
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SURFACE UNIT CONTROLS
Control knobs must
be pushed In before
turnlng. Turn either
One of the signal
lights will glow to
remind
you which
surface
unit is on. Be
way until the setting
you want shows in the
window
Set them anywhere from HI to OFF
sure all slgnal lights
are off when you are
Signal
lights match
location
of surface
units on cooktop.
Until you get used to the settlngs,
Use HI to start
foods cooking
or
to bring
liquids
too
boll Surlace unlt
wttl not turn red
If good contact Is
made wlth bottom
ol,pan.
use the following
Use ME&HI to
hold a rapid boil
or to fry chicken
or pancakes.
as a guide.
Use MED for
gravy, puddings
and icings, or
to cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
See “The Accessory
Canning
your
“Cooking
Guide”
for
information.
Use MED-LO to
keep food cooking after starting
it on a higher
settlng.
Kit” (page
important
17) and
utensil
Use LO to keep
food warm until
ready to serve.
Set the heat
hlgher or lower
wlthln the LO
band to keep
food at the temperature
you
want.
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SETTING THE CLOCK
Push in and
1.
turn the Minute
Timer Knob
to set the Clock
Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn
clockwlse
until clock
digits show the right
time
2.
let the Minute
of day.
change
USING THE MINUTE
Timer
will
if you push in when turning.
TIMER
DO NOT PUSH IN THE KNOB when
1.
Timer Knob pop out. Turn
counterclockwise
until the Minute
dial shows OFF. The clock setting
setting
the Minute
Wlthout pushing in the Minute Timer
Knob, turn it until the time showing
in the
window
is longer than vou want
2.
Timer.
Without
pushing
the setting
3.
you
in, turn the knob
want
shows
back so
in the window
When the time is up, a buzzer ~111 sound
To stop the buzzer, turn the dral to OFF
without
pushing
in the knob.
PUSHING IN AND TURNING THE KNOB CHANGES THE CLOCK SETTING.
THE LOWER OVEN CONTROLS
The lower
Temperature
oven is controlled
by two knobs. the Oven Selector
and
Control.
Both must be on u setting for the oven fo heuf
the Oven
THE OVEN SELECTOR
With the Oven Selector
on
BROIL, only the top element
heats. (Broiling,
pg. 15).
With the Oven Selector
on
BAKE, the bottom
element
does most of the work. The
top element
heats, but does
not turn red [Baking,
pg. 13).
THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Use the Oven Temperature
Control
to set baking
or roasting temperature
when the
Oven Selector
is on BAKE or
TIMED.
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When both the Oven Selector and Temperature
Control
are on BROIL, the broil element heats all the time.
With the Oven Selector
TIMED, the MEALTIMER’
can be used to turn the
on and off automatically.
(MEALTIMER
Clock,
pg.
on
Clock
oven
14).
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The Oven Temperature
Control
can be set on a temperature
for slower
brorling
(see Broiling, page
15).
BAKING OR ROASTING
where
you
turning
on
the oven.
Rack(s) should
be placed
so food can be centered
in
the oven. Always
leave
at
least I1 2 to 2 inches
(4-5 cm]
between
the sides of the pan
and the oven walls and pans.
For more information,
see the
“Cooking
Guide.”
want
Lift rack
at front
and
pull out.
2
Put the rack(s)
them before
4
3
Set the Oven
BAKE.
Selector
1
on
5
Put food in the oven
Owen
rock, walls ond door w/l/ be hot
Set the Oven Temperature
Control
to the baking
temperature
you want.
Let the oven preheat
until the
Signal Light goes off.
6
7
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When baking
is done,
both knobs to OFF.
turn
Does your new oven seem to be hotter or colder
than your old oven at the
same settings?
The temperature
setting
in your old oven may have changed
gradually
overthe
years. The accurate
setting
of your new oven can seem differou think the oven temperature
needs adjusting,
follow
these steps:
Locking
1. Pull the Oven TemperatPlre
Control
straight
off.
Screw
2. Loosen
3. io lower
the locking screw;
NOTICE position
of notches.
Tlghten
the locking
the temperature,
move
black
part of
knob closer to LO.
Each notch
equals
about
1OF
(5°C).
screw.
Replace
4. To raise the temperature,
move
black
part of
knob closer
to HI.
Each notch
equals
about
10°F
(5°C).
the knob.
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USING THE AUTOMATIC
The Automatic
at times you set
MEALTIMER
MEALTIMER
even when
CLOCK
Clock
is designed
to turn the lower
you are not around.
oven on and
off
To start and stop baking automatlcally:
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1.
Put the lower oven raclc(s)
where
you want them
and place
the food in the
oven
2.
Make sure the clock
is set
to the right time of day.
4.
Push
Time
to the
oven
in and turn the Stop
Knob clockwise
time you want the
to shul off
5.
Set the Oven
TIMED
7.
After
both
baking
knobs
is done,
to OFF
8.
turn
Selector
on
3.
6.
Push in and turn the Start
Time Knob clockwlse
to the time you want baking to start.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control
on the baking
temperature
you want.
To stop the oven before
the preset time, turn both
knobs to OFF.
To stop baking automatically:
1.
Put the oven rack(s)
where
them and place
the food
you want
in the oven
2.
Make sure the clock
of day
is set to the right
3.
Push in and turn the Stop firne Knob clockwlse to the time you want the oven to shut off
4.
Set the Oven
5.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control
on the
baking
temperature
you want.
After baking
is done, turn both knobs to OFF.
time
6.
7.
Selector
To stop the oven before
turn both knobs to OFF.
on TIMED.
the preset
time,
SPECIAL CAUTION:
Use foods that will not go bad or spoil
while waiting for cooking
to start. Avoid
using dishes with milk or eggs, cream
soups, cooked
meats or fish, or any item
with baking powder or yeast.
Smoked or frozen meats may be used;
so can vegetables,
fruits and casseroletype foods. Vegetables
can be cooked
in
14
a covered
baking dish with about a halfcup (118 mL) of water for 1 to 1% hours.
Any food that has to wait for cooking
to
start should be very cold or frozen before
it is put In the oven. MOST UNFROZEN
FOODS SHOULD NEVER STAND MORE THAN
TWO HOURS BEFORE COOKING STARTS.
BROILING
1.
Place the rack where
want it for broiling
you
2.
4.
Set the Oven Temperature
Control
on BROIL [or on a
lower temperature
for
slower
broiling)
5.
Put the broiler
pan
food on the rack
During broiling,
the oven
door must be partly
open. A built-in
stop WIII
hold it there.
For slower brolllng, set the Oven
Instead
of BROIL. The broil element
The lower the temperature
setting,
The Oven Selector
oven-rack
6.
When broiling
is done,
turn both knobs to OFF.
positions
open for all brolllng
and broiling
on
on
temperatures.
times
Approximate
Temperature
1st side
Minutesset to BROIL
2nd side
1 (2.5 cm]
1 (2.5 cm]
I’ (2.5 cm]
3’ (B cm)
3” (8 cm)
3” (8 cm)
7-9
9-1 1
II-13
1 12’ (4 cm)
112’ [P cm]
112 (4cm]
4”-5” (1 O-l 3 cm)
4’-5”(10-13
cm]
4”-5” (I O-l 3 cm)
13-15
17-19
19-21
6-8
8-l 0
14-I 6
Hamburaers
‘2’ [I cm]
3” (8 cm]
6-8
4-5
Lamb Chops
Medium
1 (2.5 cm)
3” (8 cm]
6-8
4-5
Ham slice, precooked
or tendered
‘2 ‘-1”
[I -2.5 cm]
Canadian
1 2” (1 cm)
3 1 “-1 ”
[ 2-2.5 cm]
Steaks
EZium
Well done
Beef
r
Selector
Description
Food
&
Set the Oven
BROIL.
inches (cm) from top
ot food to Broil Element
Beef
,
*
3.
Temperature
Control
on a temperature
will then turn on and off Instead
of staying
the slower
the broiling.
must be on BROIL and the door partly
Suggested
7
mI
and
3-5
4-7
5-7
Steaks
Medium
Well Done
Bacon
Pork Rib or Loin Chop
Well done
Chicken
2-3 lb.
(l-l.5
kg)
cut in half
Fish
whole
fillets
1 2’-3 a’,
(I -2 cm)
Liver
Frankfurters
3 (8cm)
6-8
4-5
3” [ 8 cm)
6
4
15
10
25-30
10-12
4’5
(1 O-l 3 cm)
7”~9” (18-23
cm]
3” (8 cm)
3”(8 cm)
II-16
7-8
9-l 4
5-7
3” (8 cm)
3
3
4”-5”
6-7
4-5
(1 O-l 3 cm)
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THE COOKTOP LIGHT
To turn on the fluorescent
light under the upper
oven, push the button under the
TOP LITE. Hold it in for a second
before
letting
it go. Push it
control
panel
marked
again
to shut off the light
To replace
1.
the light tube:
Turn off the electric
power
at main power
supply.
2.
Remove
the 3 screws
and
front metal trim that supports the light cover. The
glass is heavy.
securely.
4.
Turn top of fluorescent
tube toward
you until It
comes
out of the receptacles
at both ends
5.
Replace
cool-whrte
tube
7.
Slide the cover
back far
enough
for the front to
fit behind
the spring tabs
at the ends
8.
Replace
trim and
16
3.
With both hands, lower
the front of the cover
a
little and pull it straight
toward
you
6.
With both hands, carefully fit the glass cover
into the metal support
trim at the back
9.
Turn electrrc
on at main
Hold it
wrth a 20-watl
fluorescent
the tront suppori
the 3 screws
power
back
power
supply.
THE LOWER OVEN LIGHT
The lower oven light will come on when you open the oven
push the Oven light switch at the bottom
of the control
panel.
door or push the switch again
to shut it off.
To replace
door or when you
Close the oven
the light bulb:
1.
Turn off the electric
at the maln power
power
supply
2.
Remove
the bulb cover
by pulling
out on the wire
holder
and moving
it to the
side
3.
Remove
Its socket
4.
Replace
the bulb with a
40-watt
appliance
bulb
available
from most grocery, variety
and
hardware
stores
5.
Replace
the bulb cover
and snap the wire holder
in place.
The bulb must
6.
Turn the power
back on
at the main power
supply.
the light
bulb
from
have thls cover when the
oven Is belng used.
THE OVEN VENT
Hot air
from the
vent under
unit. Ycu
or keep
the oven
and moisture
escape
lower oven through
a
the right rear surface
can cook on the unit,
food warm on it while
IS on. Plastic
utensils
lett over the vent can melt.
Do not block the vent. Poor
baking
can
result.
Optional Accessories
ROTISSERIE
If you would
like a rotisserie
for your lower oven, you
261881) from your dealer.
The kit includes
easy installation
can order a kit (Part
instructions,
No,
CANNING KIT (Part No. 242905)
The large diameter
of most water-bath
or pressure
canners
combined
with high
heat settings
for long periods
of time can shorten
the life of regular
surface
units and
cause
damage
to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop
for canning,
we recommend
the installation
of a
Canning
Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool
Dealer
or Tech-Care
Service
Company.
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils
for best results and to prevent
damage
to the
range.
Specialty
items with rounded
or ridged
bottoms
(woks, ridged
bottom
canners
or tea kettles)
are not recommended.
See the “Cooking
Guide”
for important
utensil
information.
SEE THE “COOKING
GUIDE” FCR IMPORTANT CANNING
INFORMATION
17
Cleaning and caring for your range
CONTROL PANEL AND KNOBS
2.
4. First make sure lower oven and surface
unlt control knobs are set on OFF. All knobs
pull stralght off. Surface unlt knobs have
a collar and sprlng.
Use warm soapy
water
and a soft cloth
wipe the panel
Rinse and wrpe dry
to
Collar
7
Put small end
of spring
closest to
.
control
3.
Wash
warm
knobs
soapy
and
water
surface
unit collars
Rtnse well and dry
In
4.
panel.
Push knobs
straight
back
on Make
sure
they point to OFF Make sure the collar
and
spring
on surface
unit knobs
are put together
as shown
SURFACE UNITS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS
REMOVING
1.
Be sure surface
untts are OFF and
COOL.
2.
Lrft the
ceptacle
bowl
edge
of the
just enough
unit opposite
the reto clear the reflector
Trim rlng
3.
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Pull the surface
receptacle
unit stralghf
away
from
the
4.
Lift out the reflector
bowl
and
trim ring
REPLACING
\
Receptacle
\
Owns
Terminal
ptacle
1.
Be sure surface
2.
Line up opening
In the reflector
bowl
notch
In trim ring with the surrace
receptacle
unit controls
are
OFF.
3.
and
unit
4.
While pushing
the surface
unit terminal
into
the receptacle,
lift a little on the edge
of
the unit nearest
the receptacle
5.
When the terminal
IS pushed
Into the receptacle
as far as rt will go. the surface
unit
WIII frt Into the trim ring
Hold the
with
the
receptacle.
surface
terminal
unit as level as possible
just started
into the
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 trim rrng gets discolored,
some of the
utensils
used may not be flat enough.
Or
some may be too large for the surface
unit
In either case, some of the heat that is meant
to go into or around
a utensil
goes down
and heats the trim ring. This extra heat can
discolor
it.
LIFT-UP COOKTOP
fZI-J/
1.
Lift the front of the cooktop
at the center
and swing the support
rod up.
2.
Carefull;
lower the cooktop
onto the
support
rod. Be sure the tip of the rod fits in
the notch in the cooktop.
3.
Wipe with
steel wool
warm soapy
water. Use soapy
pad on stubborn
spots.
DO NOT let the cookiop
bump the upper oven when lifting.
DO NOT drop the cooktop.
Damage can result.
19
STORAGE DRAWER
The storage
drawer
is for storing
or melt in the drawer. The drawer
when handling
the drawer.
pots and pans. Never
is warm when baking
store anything
in the lower
that can burn
oven.
Use care
REMOVING THE STORAGE DRAWER
1.
Pull drawer
straight
the first stop
out to
2.
Lift front and pull
the second
stop
out to
3.
Lift bock slightly
and
slide drawer
all the way
out
3.
Lift drawer
front to clear
second
stop and slide
drawer
closed
REPLACING THE STORAGE DRAWER
Drawer
1m
20
Slide Rail
Fit ends of Drawer
Slide
Rolls Into drawer
guides
both sides of opening
2.
on
Lift drawer
front and push
in until metal stops (on
drawer
slide rails] clear
white stops on drawer
guides.
THE LOWER OVEN SELF-CLERNING
CYCLE
The lower oven self-cleaning
cycle uses very hlgh heat to burn away
soil. Before you start, make sure you understand
exactly how to use
the cycle safely.
BEK)RE YOU START
1.
Clean
Frame
Clean
areas that may not be cleaned
during the cycle.
Use hot water and deter.
gent or a soapy
steel-wool
pod on.
l the frame
around
the oven
l the inside
of the door, especially
the part
outside
the oven seal
DO NOT try to clean the fiberglass
NOT move it or bend it.
2.
3.
4.
5.
seal. DO
Remove
any pots or pans you may have
stored In the oven They can’t stand the
hrgh heat
Wipe out any loose soil or grease.
This will
help reduce
smoke during the cleanrng
%?E
sure the motor socket cover IS
closed
if your oven has Q rotisserie.
Put oven rocks on the top two gurdes.
Put
two reflector bowls upside down on
each. They should not touch each other
the oven
Clean
or
walls
Door
SPECIAL CAUTIONS
DO NOT block the vent
during
the cleaning
cycle
Arr must move freely for
best results
DO NOT use commercial
oven cleaners
In your oven
Damage
to the porcelain
frnrsh may occur
DO NOT touch the oven
during
the cleaning
cycle
it con burn you
DO NOT force the Lot k
Lever The lever IS designed
to stay locked
until the
oven is cool enough
to
safely open
DO NOT use foil or other
liners in the oven
During
the cleaning
cycle,
foil
con burn or melt
21
SETTING THE CONTROLS
1.
Set the Oven
CLEAN.
Selector
to
ture Control
3.
Make sure the clock and
start and stop time dials
all have the right time
of day.
to CLEAN
4.
Push in the Stop Time
Knob and turn the hand
clockwise
about two
or three hours. (Two hours
for light soil, three or
more for heavier
soil )
5.
Move the Lock Lever o/l
the woy to the right.. The
Clean Light will come on
only when the lever is
all the way over
6.
The Lock Light
when the oven
above
normal
temperatures
Lever can’t be
when the Lock
7.
When the Lock Light
goes off, turn the Oven
Selector
and Oven Temperature
Control
to OFF
8.
Move
back
9.
Atter the oven is cool,
the Lock Lever
to the left. Do not
force it. Wait until it will
move easily. This tUrnS Off
the Clean Light
comes
on
gets
baking
The Lock
moved
Light is on
wipe off any residue
or ash with a damp
cloth. If needed,
touch
up spots with cleanser
soapy
steel-wool
pad
DO NOT TOUCH THE RANGE DURING THE CLEANING CYCLE. IT CAN BURN YOU.
22
01
SPECIAL TIPS
1.
Keep the kitchen
well
ventilated
during
the
cleaning
cycle
to help
get rid of normal
heat
odors and smoke
4.
Oven racks lose their shine, discolor
and become
harder
to slide on their
guides
when they are left in the oven
during the cleaning
cycle
To make
them slide easier, polish the edges
of
the racks and rack guides
with a soapy
steel-wool
pad, rinse well. and wipe
on a thin coat of salad
oil
2.
Clean the oven before
It gets heavily
soiled
Cleaning
a very soiled
oven takes longer
and
results in more smoke
than usual
5.
If the cleaning
cycle
doesn’t
get the oven as
clean
as you
expected,
the cycle
may not have been set
long enough
Set the
cleaning
time longer
for heavier
soil
To stop the cleaning
cycle
after It has
started
l Turn the Stop Ime
Knob clockwlse
until the hand points to the right time
of day
l Turn the Oven
Selector
and Oven
Temperature
Control
to OFF
l When
the Lock Light turns off, move the
Lock Lever back to the left Do NOT
FORCE IT Wait until it moves easllv
HOW IT WORKS
During the self-cleaning
cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it does
for baking or broiling...approximately
875 F (468 C] This heat breaks
up grease and soil, and burns it off.
The graph shows approximate
temperatures
and times during a selfcleaning
cycle set for two hours.
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE -TWO HOUR SETTING
(Approximate
START
‘/a hr
Notice
that the heating
while lonaer
for the oven
1 hr
Temperatures
1’12 hrs
and limes]
2 hrs
stops when the two-hour
setting
to cool down enouah
to unlock
2%
316
C
204
C
hrs
is up, but that it takes
a
CLEANING
Soft cloth, warm soapy
water
Nylon or plastic
scouring
pad for stubborn
spots
of
No cleaning
Surface
unds
Porcelainenamel
reflector
Chrome
rings
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
PART
Outside
range
trim
requtred
____
Automatic
dishwasher
or
warm, soapy
water
Self-Cleaning
Oven cycle
bowls
-
CHART
Automatic
dishwasher
warm, soapy
water or
plastic
scrubbing
pad
or
l
Wipe
l
Do not allow
food containing
vinegar,
tomato,
lemon juice
on surface
Acids will remove
acids (such as
or milk) to remain
the glossy finish
l
Do not use abrasive
cleansers
l
Spatters
l
Do not immerse
l
Wipe out excess
spills Wash
utensils for routine
cleaning
8 Place
during
off regularly
or spills
l
Wash
l
Do not alace
with
soapy
water or
steel wool pads
l
Wash
l
Do not place
Control
knobs
and chrome
rims
Warm,
bristle
sudsy
brush
l
Wash
l
Do not soak
Warm,
soapy
-Control
panel
-oven
racks
Lower oven
door glass and
outside
on/Y of
microwave
--oven ~__
Self-Cleaning
Oven
and
water
WIII burn
with
rinse
with
cooking
cooking
utensils
and
dry
well
and
dry
with
l
Wash,
Follow
directions
l
Leave
in oven
l
Wash, rinse
for stubborn
Warm, soapy
water or
plastic
scrubbing
pad
Commercial
glass cleaner
l
Make certain
oven IS cool
well with soft cloth
Follow directions
provided
For areas outside
SelfCleaning
area use warm,
soapy
water or soapy
steel
wool pads
l
Clean
prevent
l
Follow directions
given
Self-Cleaning
Cycle
”
Oven
soft cloth
cleaner
during
and dry
areas
In oven
Oven
In Self-Cleaning
with
cooking
utensils
in Self-Cleanlna
other
other
on oven racks
Oven cycle
l
l
rinse
-
off
glass .-~____
cleaner
Self-Cleaning
Oven cycle
Warm, soapy
water or
soapy
steel wool pads
Commercial
cool
IS
in water.
other
Warm,
soapy
range
or harsh
upside
down
Self-Cleaning
Broiler pan
and Grid
water
when
Self-Cleaning
Use soapy
cycle
steel
Wash.
with
before
using Self-Cleaning
burn-on
of so11
on page
wool
rinse
and
dry
cleaner
cycle
to
21 “Using
l Do not use commercial
oven cleaners.
Do not use toil to line the bottom
of
your
Self-Cleaning
Oven.
--
24
pads
the
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these four steps:
1
l
Before calling for assistance.. .
Performance
little things you
out tools of any
It nothing
l
l
l
l
l
Have you checked
breaker
box?
l
l
plugged
voltage?
Into a live
(See Instal-
If surface
l
the main
fuse or clrcult
cooking
l
l
5
l
times seem too long:
oven turns off too soon or
when using the probe:
0 Is ct least 1 i of the probe
In
l Is the
probe
tip in the center
l
Is the probe
touching
bone
l Have
you allowed
roasts lo
minutes
after cookIng
. 1s the probe
plugged
tightly
l Is the
Cook Power set where
l Is the
Meal Sensor set at the
ture you want’
If the lower
the food’
of the food?
or fat?
stand for a few
Into its socket?
It should
be7
end tempera-
oven will not operate:
. Is the Oven Selector
turned to a setting
[BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED)?
. 15the Oven Temperature
Control
turned
temperature
setting?
units will not operate:
unit knob or knobs will not turn:
Did you push in before
Is the spring replaced
pagelq?
If the Self-Cleaning
Is the electric
supply
to your home low or
lower than normal’
Your electric
company
can tell you if the line voltage
is low
Is the Cook Power at the recommended
setting?
Are y,3u allowlng
for more time when cooklrlg more food at one time?
If the microwave
not soon enough
l
oven will not run:
Is the timer set?
Is the Cook Power set?
Is the door firmly closed’
Did you push the START Button?
Did you follow the directions
on page
exactly?
If microwave
l
If surface
. Have you checked
maln fuse or circuit
breaker
box?
l Are surface
units plugged
in all the way?
l Do the control
knobs turn7
Instructions.)
If the microwave
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often result from
and fix yourself
with-
operates:
Is the range
correctly
clrcult
with the proper
lation
l
problems
can find
kind
to a
l
l
will not operate:
Are the Oven Selector
and the Oven Temperature
Control
set to “CLEAN?”
Does the Start Time Dial show the correct
time of day7
Is the Stop Time Dial set ahead
to the time
you want the cleaning
cycle
to stop?
Is the Lock Lever all the way to the right?
[The Clean
Light will come
on.]
It cooking
l
cycle
trying to turn?
as shown on
results aren’t
Is the range
level’
Are you using pans
Cooking
what you expect,:
recommended
in the
Guide?
If baking,
have you allowed
1’ rlo 2 inches
(4-5 cm) on all sides of the pans for air
clrculatlon7
l Does
the oven temperature
seem too low or
too high? See page
13, “Adjusting
the oven
temperature
control.”
l Have
you preheated
the oven as the recipe
calls for7
l Are the
pans the size called
for in the
recipe?
l Are
you followlng
a tested recipe
from a
reliable
source?
l Do the cooking
utensils have smooth,
flat
bottoms?
l Do the cooklng
utensils fit the surface
unit
being
used?
See the Cooking Guide for more information
on cooking
problems
and how to solve them.
l
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If you need assistance”‘. . .
Call the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE p service assistance telephone
number. Dial tree from:
Continental
U.S. . . . . . . . . (800) 253- 130 1
Michigan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 6 Hawaii . . . . . . . . (800) 253-l 121
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.
3
l
If you need service ’ . . .
Whirlpool
has a
nationwlde
network of franchised
TECH-CARE’
Service
Companies.
TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are
trained
to
fulfill
the
FRANCHISED
SERVICE
product
warranty
and provide
afterwarranty
service,
anywhere
in the United
States. To locate
TECH-CARE
service
in your
area,
call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory
Yellow
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If you have a problem “’ . . .
Call our CCCL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see Step 2) and talk with one
of our Consultants,
or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
If you must call orwrite,
please
provide:
model
number,
serial number,
date of purchase,
and
a complete
description
of the problem.
This
information
is needed
in order
to better
respond to your request
for assistance
Notes
27
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FSP IS a reglslered
trademark
of Whirlpoo!
Corporal~on
for
qualIly
parls
took
for lhls
FSP
WIII 111 rlghl
symool
of qualtty
whenever
you need
a replacement
(Q for your Whirlpool
FSP replacement
and
work
rlghl
part
appliance
ports
because
they
are
made lo the same exacting
speclflcatlons
used to butld every new WhIrlpool
appliance
Benton Harbor. Mlchlgan Autamallc Washers. Ctolhes Dryers.
Freezers. Relrlgerator-Freezers.
Ice Makers. DIshwashers.
Built-In Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges. Microwave Ovens.
Compaclors. Room Air Conditioners. Dehumldiliers.
Central
Healing and Air Condilionmg Syslems
Part No. 311431
Printed in U.S.A
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