Whirlpool | RF350BXB | Specifications | Whirlpool RF350BXB Specifications

UseAndCare
A Note to You
2
Parts and Features 6
Using Your Range
7
Using the SetfCleaning Cycle
20
Warranty
32
1-800-253-1301
Call us with questions
SELF-CLEANING
or comments.
ELECTRIC RANGE
MODELS RF3600XY
RF350BXB
A Note to You
Thank
you for
buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool ranges are easy to use,
save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you will enjoy years of
trouble-free operation, we 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.
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 28. If you need further help, feel free to call
our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s
complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and
serial number plate (see diagram on page 6). For your convenience, we have included a
handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and
your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a
safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
2
Date
Important
safety
Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to
persons, or damage when using the range, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
General
l
l
Read all instructions before
using the range.
Install or locate the range only
in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
The range must be installed by
a qualified installer. The range
must be roperly connected to
electrica Psupply and grounded.
@WARNING: To reduce the risk
of ti ping of the appliance, the
app Piance must be secured by
a proper1 installed anti-tip
bracket. $!o check if the bracket
is installed properly, see “The
anti-tip bracket” on page 19.
*CAUTION: Do not store things
children mi ht want above the
range. Chil i ren could be
burned or injured while climbing on it.
l Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand
on an part of the range. They
could i e burned or injured.
l Do not operate the range if it
is damaged or not working
properly.
*Do not use the range for
warming or heatin the room.
Persons could be %urned or
injured, or a fire could start.
4Jse the range only for itsint;;x?;tluse
as described In this
.
111
df
GEL
*Do not touch surface units,
areas near units, heating elements or interior surfaces of
oven. Surface units and heating
elements may be hot even
though they are dark in color.
Areas near surface units and
interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enou h to cause
burns. During an 8 after use,
do not touch, or let clothing
or other flammable materials
contact surface units, areas
near units, 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.
@Donot wear loose or hanging
garments when using the
range. They could ignite if they
touch a hot surface unit and
you could be burned.
continued
on next page
3
4Jse 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 bulk cloth
fo;or~otholder. It coul J catch
*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.
l Check to be sure
lass cooking utensils are sa9e for use on
the range. Only certain types
of glass, glass-ceramic, ceramic, earthenware or other
glazed utensils are suitable for
cooktops without breaking due
to the sudden change in
temperature.
*Never leave surface units
unattended at high heat settin s. A boilover could result
an % cause smokin and
grr;~y sprllovers t I! at could
.
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 ?h them to
damage.
@Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners.
Improper installation of these
liners could result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
@Select a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
the surface unit. If pan is smaller
than the surface unit, some of
the heating element will be
exposed and could result in the
i niting of clothing or potholders.
8 orrect pan size also improves
cooking efficiency.
*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
l Always
position oven rack(s)
in desired location 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
l Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
30 not use water on grease
‘ires. Never pick up a flaming
Dan. Smother flamin pan on
lange by coverin WI9h a well‘itted lid, cookie svl eet or flat
ray. Flaming grease outside of
Dan can be extin uished with
Jaking soda or, i9 available, a
nultipurpose dry chemical or
‘oam-type extinguisher.
Care and cleaning
@Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are iven
off in the Self-Cleaning cyc9e
from fiberglass insulatron and
food decomposition. Si nificant
exposure to these subs 9antes
could cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be
minimized by venting with a
hood or open window and
wiping out excess food spills
pnor to self-cleaning.
m
.Do not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner rotective coating of
any kind s Rould be used in or
around any part of the oven.
l Before self-cleaning the oven.,
remove broiler an, broiler rid,
oven racks an cf other utensi9 s.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous parts unless you
are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
@Do 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 good seal.
Care should be taken not to rub,
damage or move the seal.
Clean only parts recommended
in this Use and Care Guide.
@Do not repair or replace any
part of the range unless specifically recommended in this
manual. All other servicing
should be referred to a qualified
technician.
*Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
-
5
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.
Control
/Oven
vent
panel
Plug-in surface
unit with chrome
reflector bowl
Lock lever
Broil
element
Model and serial
number plate A
I
Bake
-element
optional wallmounted anti-tip
bracket kit, see
page 19)
Removable
A
storage drawer f
(Model RF3600XY)
or
Removable panel
(Model RF3SOBXB)
Control
panel
Using Your Range
In This
Section
Page
Using the surface units.. ................... .7
Positioning racks and pans.. ............ .9
For best air circulation.. ................... IO
Using aluminum foil for baking.. .... .I0
Setting the clock ............................... 11
Using the Minute Timer.. ................. .I1
Baking/roasting ................................ 12
tzju;.$ng
the oven temperature
.... ....... ......... ........................... 12
Page
Broiling .............................................. 13
Broiling tips ....................................... 15
Energy saving tips ............................ 15
Using the MEALTIMER’“clock.. ...... .16
The oven vent ................................... 17
The storage drawer .......................... 18
The lower panel ............................... .I8
The anti-tip bracket .......................... 19
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 knobs before turning
them to a setting. You can set them anywhere between HI and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
The solid dot in the surface unit marker
shows which surface unit is turned on by
that knob.
Surface
heating
indicator
light
The SURFACE HEATING Indicator Light on
the control panel will glow when a surface
unit is turned on.
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.
I
7
Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For best results,
l
start cooking at the high setting; then turn
the control knob down to continue cooking.
SElTlNG
1 RECOMMENDEDUSE
j
l
Medium
l
(opposite OFF)
l
Medium-low
LO
l
l
For gravy, pudding and
icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
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.
Handles should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached to the pan.
Product Damage Hazard
l
To keep food cooking
after starting it on a
higher setting.
To keep food warm until
readv to serve.
L
Cookware
tips
Select a pan that is about the same size
as the surface unit.
l
NOTE: For best results and greater
energy efficiency , use only flat-bottomed
l
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.
. The pan should have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
l Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
8
l
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 could result in damage to the
surface unit, cooktop, wiring and
surrounding areas. To prevent damage, use correct utensils, start cooking
on HI and turn control down to continue cooking.
Do not leave an empty utensil, or one
which has boiled dry, on a hot surface
unit. The utensil coukf overheat and
could damage the utensil or surface
unit.
Home
canning
information
To protect your range:
l Use flat-bottomed
canners/pans
Optional canning kit
for best
results.
Use the largest surface unit for best
l
l
l
l
l
l
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
For baking/roasting
racks
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 (Part No. 242905) from
your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
Whirlpool service company.
and pans
with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
Rack placement for specific foods:
FOOD
RACK POSITION
Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys, angel
food cakes
Lowest level or
2nd level from
bottom
Bundt cakes, most
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
meats
2nd level from
bottom
Cookies, biscuits,
muff ins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on bottom and third level from bottom.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 14.
Burn 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 burns.
l
For best air circulation
The 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.
allow 1 YZto 2 inches
l For best results,
(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.
4
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 spillovers
from pies or casseroles:
l Place the foil on the oven rack below the
rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and
make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm)
l
l
larger all around than the dish holding the
food.
Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
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 Minute Timer Knob pop out.
Turn clockwise 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 pushing it in, turn the Minute
Timer Knob counterclockwise
until the
timer hand passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing it in, turn the knob
back to the setting you want. When the
time is up, a buzzer will sound. To stop
the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer hand to
OFF.
11
Baking/roasting
1. Position the rack(s) properly before
turning on the oven. To change rack
Position, lift rack at front and pull out.
For further information, see “Positioning
racks and pans” on page 9.
2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob
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 Knob 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 propery 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:
12
control
1. Turn the Oven Temperature Control
Knob to the off position. Pull knob
straight off and flip it over.
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
control knob. Note the position of the
Locking
screws
Note hes
/
notches.
3. To lower the temperature, hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
counterclockwise. Each notch equals
about 5°F (2.5%).
4. To raise the temperature, hold knob
handle firmly and move
the tooth a notch
clockwise. Each notch equals about 5°F
(2.5%).
5. Tighten the locking screws and replace
the control knob.
Broiling
1. Position the rack properly before
on the oven. Position
surface of the food is
(7 cm) away from the
“Broiling rack position
turning
rack so that the
at least 3 inches
broil element. See
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 itself.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob 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 Knob to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go off.
13
Custom
l
broil
if food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Control Knob counterciockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator
Light goes off.
l
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.
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.
NOTE: Leave the oven door partly open
whenever using the oven to broil. This
allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures.
Broiling
14
rack
position
chart
3
Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
1
Not used for broiling
Broiling
l
l
tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
They are designed to drain excess liquid
and grease away from the cooking surface
to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
from the oven when you remove the food.
Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave
it in the heated oven.
Energy
saving
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.
l 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
resuft in fire. If foil is used, cut slits in
foil to line up with all openings in broiler
1 grid. Grease can then drain away and
cool in pan.
l
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-fiiing lids.
l Match the pan to the surface unit size.
l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to
help shorten cooking time.
l Preheat pans only when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface unit control on low or off to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking
when possible.
l Use the more efficient surface units
instead of 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 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.
15
Using
the MEALTIMER”
The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn
the oven on and off at times you set, even
when you are not around.
Delayed timed baking/roasting is ideal for
foods which do not require a preheated
oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do
not use the delayed time cycle 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 clock” 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 Knob
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 Knob to OFF.
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.
16
clock
4. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob
to the baking/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 Knob to OFF.
To avoid sickness and food waste
when using the MEALTIMER”
control:
l
l
Do not let most UNFROZEN food
stand for more than two hours before
cooking starts.
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.
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,
Fire Hazard
@Keep flammable materials away from
oven vent. Failure to do so could
result in burns or a fire.
l If you leave a utensil
on the right rear
surface unit, use potholders when
moving it. Pan handles could become
hot enough to burn.
17
The storage
drawer
(Model RF3600XY)
You can remove the storage drawer to make
it easier to clean under the range and to
check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (ii you have one). Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer before removing drawer.
Pull drawer straight out to the first stop.
Lift front and pull out to the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer all the
way out.
Replacing the storage drawer:
1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
The lower
panel
(Model RF350BXB)
You can remove the lower panel to help
make it easier to clean under the range and
to check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (if you have one).
Removing the lower panel:
1. Pull out bottom of panel.
2. Slightly swing out and lift panel to
remove from top clips.
Replacing the lower panel:
1. Place notches in top of panel over the top
clips.
2. Swing down and push bottom of panel
to secure bottom clips.
18
The anti-tip
bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much
force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured.
Personal Injury Hazard
@To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with a properly
installed anti-tip bracket supplied with range or an optional wallmounted anti-tip bracket kit.
l If range is moved for cleaning
or service, check that anti-tip bracket
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
engaged
(if you have a floor
brat ket):
l
l
l
l
Remove the storage drawer. (See page 18.)
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached
l
l
l
Rear
leveling
leg
to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is positioned
under the anti-tip bracket.
See Installation Instructions for further details.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
engaged
(if you have a wall
brat ket):
l
is
is
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached
with screws to the wall behind the control
panel.
Make sure the cable on the back of the range
is secured by the two hooks on the bracket.
Cable must be unhooked from wall bracket to
move range for cleaning or service. Reconnect cable before using range.
See Installation Instructions for further details.
Floor bracket
Cable
!Ez::
control
panel)
Wall bracket
19
Using the Self-Cleaning
Cvcle
In This
r
Section
Page
How the cycle works ........................ 20
Before you start ................................ 20
Page
Setting the controls .......................... 21
Special tips ........................ ............. ... 22
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 easy-to-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 it 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 21.)
The graph at the right is representative of
a normal, 3-hour 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
t
F
---
you start
Before you start the SelfCleaning 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.
20
s
DO NOT
hand-clean
Hand-clean
seal
l
Remove the broiler pan grid and any
pots and pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan
Burn Hazard
(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.
l
l
l
Wipe out any loose soil or grease.
This will help reduce smoke during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
l
l
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 27.) 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
Self-Cleaning 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
the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob 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
l
Use 2 hours for light soil.
Use 3 hours or more for moderate to
heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is
not pushed in.
l
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
l
l
l
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.
Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for
best cleaning results.
Do not leave plastic utensils near the
vent. They may melt.
4. 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 door cannot be opened
and the Lock Lever must not be moved.
6. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is completed and the oven has cooled sufficiently, the Lock Lever can be moved
back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Watt
until it moves easily. Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature
Knob to OFF.
Control
7. After the oven is cool, wipe off any
residue or ash with a damp cloth. If
needed, touch up spots with a soapy
steel-wool pad.
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 Knob to OFF. When
the oven has cooled sufficiently, move
the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT
FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Special
l
l
l
tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat,
odors and smoke.
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.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
22
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 Self-Cleaning cycle longer the next
time and hand-clean areas noted on
page 20.
Caring for Your Range
In This
Section
Page
Surface units and reflector bowls ...23
Lift-up cooktop ................................. 25
Page
Cleaning chart ................................... 26
Your range is designed for easy care. You
can do most cleaning with items found
around your home. Cleaning your range
whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to
keep it looking and operating like new.
Electrical Shock Hazard
I
Surface
units
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so could result in burns or
electrical shock.
and reflector
I
bowls
Removing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cool before removing surface units and
reflector bowls.
2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite the
receptacle, just enough to clear the
element hold-down clip and the reflector
bowl.
23
3. Pull the surface unit straight away from
the receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. See “Cleaning
chart” on page 27 for cleaning
instructions.
Replacing
1. Make sure all surface units are off and
cool before replacing surface units and
reflector bowls.
2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl
with the surface unit receptacle and the
element hold-down 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.
24
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.
Lift-up
cooktop
1. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners
until the support rods lock into place.
Personal Injury Hazard
Be sure both support rods are fully
extended and in the locked position.
Failure to do so could result in personal injury from the cook-top accidentallv falling.
Product Damage Hazard
Do not drop the cook-top.
Damage could result to the porcelain
and the cooktop frame.
2. Wipe with warm, soapy water. Use a
soapy steel-wool pad on heavily soiled
areas.
3. To lower the cooktop, lift cooktop from
both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them. Lower the
cooktop into place.
25
Cleaning
chart
se the following table o help you clean your I lge.
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
l
l
OR
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Use nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad
on heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers. They may damage the finish.
NOTE: Do not allow foods containing acids
l
(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 cook-top is cool.
Surface units
26
No cleaning required
l
Spatters or spills will burn off.
l
Do not immerse in water.
PART
Chrome reflector
bowls
Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
WHAT
HOW TO
TO USE
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
l
l
Oven door glass
l
l
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
Do not clean in Self-Cleaning cycle.
(See note on page 21.)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
The Self-Cleaning
cycle
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
l
OR
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle.
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.
NOTE: Racks will permanently
l
l
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
l
Self-Cleaning
l
cycle
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
l
OR
Oven cavity
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Do not place in Self-Cleaning oven.
l
each use)
Oven racks
CLEAN
Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
See “Using the Self-Cleaning
pages 20-22.
Cycle” on
27
If You Need Assistance
or Sewice
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 will
operate
The oven
will not
operate
The surface
units will not
operate
28
SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The power cord is not plugged
into a live circuit with proper
voltage.
Plug the power cord 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 stati
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 Control
Knob to a temperature setting.
You have not set the
MEALTIMERTM clock correctly.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMER clocK’ on
page 16.)
You have not set the
MEALTIMER clock’s Stop or
Start Time Knobs at the correct
time of day.
If 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
surface units in all the way. (See “Replacing” on page 24.)
You are not setting the control
knobs correctly.
Push control knobs in before turning to a
setting.
start or stop is not desired, the
Start Time Knobs must be
the correct time of day. Turn
they pop out.
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Control
knob(s) will
not turn
You are not pushing in before
turning.
Push control knob(s) in before turning
to a setting.
Self-Cleaning cycle will
not operate
You have not set the Oven
Set both the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN.
Cooking
results are
not what you
expected
Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob 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 21 for proper setting instructions.
The range is not level.
Level range. (See Installation
Instruc-
tions.)
The oven temperature
too low or too high.
seems
Adjust the oven temperature control.
(See “Adjusting the oven temperature
control” on page 12.)
You have not preheated the
oven as the recipe calls for.
Preheat oven if called for in recipe.
The recipe has never been
tested or is not from a reliable
source.
Use only tested recipes from a reliable
source.
The pans are not the type or size
recommended in the recipe.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for recommended pan type and size.
There is not proper air circulation
around pan when baking.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all
sides of the pans for air circulation.
There must be a minimum space of
1 inch (2.5 cm).
The cooking utensils are not the
proper shape or do not fit the
surface units being used.
Use cooking utensils with smooth, flat
bottoms that fit the surface units being
used.
29
2. If you
need
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
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 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service
(Exempb:
30
XYZ &&.
Co.)
- WASHINQ
DRYERS
(Emmpb:
MACHINES
6
SERVICE L REPAJR
XYZ &k.
Co.)
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 Whirlpool@ appliance. FSP replacement parts will fii 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 Whirlpool
service companies.
Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty 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:
.APPLlANCE-HOUSEHOLDMUOR,
SERVlCE 6 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 Driie
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
WHIRLPOOL”
Electric Range Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR LIFE OF THE
PRODUCT
FSP replacement parts for control knobs.
Second Year Through Life
of Product From Date of
Purchase
WHIRLPOOL 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 palts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
Y93
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 “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere
in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3187472 Rev. A
0 1894 Whirlpool
Corporalian
0 Registered
Trademark/TM
Trademwk
of whirlpool,
U.S.A.
Prinled
in U.S.A
Download PDF

advertising