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Continuous-Cleanil
Model RF327PXP
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE. - 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS. . .
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3
PARTS AND FEATURES
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USING YOUR RANGE.
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Surface Units . .
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5
Setting the Clock
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Using the Minute Timer . .
7
Using the Oven Controls
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8
Baking .
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8
Broiling
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10
Oven Vent .
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11
Storage Drawer . .
11
Optional Rotisserie
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE..
Control Panel . . . .
Solid Element Surface Units
Oven Door
Continuous-Cleaning
Oven
Cleaning
Chart
Oven Light
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE................
WHIRLPOOL RANGE
WARRANTY
01987 Whirlpool
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Corporation
Before you use your range
Read this Use 8 Care Gulde
Information.
and The Cooking
Guide
for Important
safety
You are personally
responsible
for:
l Reading
and following all safety precautions
in this Use & Care Guide and the
Cooking Guide.
l Installing
the range where it is protected
from the elements, and on a floor
strong enough to support its weight.
l Properly
connecting
the range to electrical
supply and grounding. (See
“Installation
Instructions:‘)
l Making
sure the range is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly.
l Properly
maintaining
the range.
l Using the range
only for jobs expected
of a home range.
See “CookIng
Guide”
for Important
safety
and use information.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1.
DO NOT allow children to use or
6. KEEP pan handles turned in, but not
play with any part of the range, or
over another surface unit to avoid
leave them unattended
near it.
burns, injury and to help prevent the
They could be burned or injured.
utensil from beina oushed off the sur- I
face units.
2. DO NOT store things children
might want above the range.
7. DO NOT use water on grease fires.
Children could be burned or
The fire will spread. Cover fire with
injured while climbing on it.
large lid or smother with baking
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soda or salt.
3. DO NOT allow anyone to touch
hot surface units or heating ele8. DO NOT wear loose or hanging garments Dark colored units and elements when using the range. They
ments can still be hot enough to
could ignite if they touch a hot surburn severely.
face unit or heating element and
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you could be burned.
4. KEEP children away from the
range when it is on. The cooktop
9. DO NOT heat unopened
containers.
and oven walls, racks and door
They could explode. The hot concan get hot enough to cause
tents could burn and container parburns.
titles could cause injury.
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10. When adding or removing
5. DO NOT use the range to heat a
room. Persons in the room could
food, MAKE SURE to onen the
be burned or injured, or a fire
oven door all the w ,
could start.
prevent burns.
l FOR YOUR SAFlZY.
DO NOT STOREOR USEGASOLINE OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS AND LIQUIDS
IN THE VICINITY OF THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE. THEY COULD IGNITE
CAUSING EXPLOSION AND/OR FIRE.
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1 - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here
If you need service, or call with a question, have this information
I. Complete
Model and Serial
Numbers (from plate just behind
the oven door].
Model Number
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information in these
Serlal Number
spaces. Keep this book, vour
warranty and sales slip together in
Purchase Date
the Literature Pac.
Please complete
and mall the
Owners Reglsktlon
Card turnlshed wlth this product.
I
ready:
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Parts and features
Model
RF327PXP
CLOCK/
CONTROL PANEL
SOLID ELEMENT
SURFACE UNIT
MODEL AND SE
NUMBER PLATE
REMOVABLE
STORAGE DRAWER
LITERATUREPAC
(not shown)
OVEN DOOR
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OVEN TEMPERATURECONTROL OVEN SIGNAL LIGHT
&EN LIGHT SWITCH
OVEN SELECTOR
RIGHT FRONT’
CONTROL KNOB
RIGHT REAR/CONTROL KNOB
Using the surface units
Surface Unit Indicators
The solid dot in the surface unit
indicator shows which surface unit
is turned on by that knob.
Signal Light
One of the signal lights will glow
when a surface unit is on.
Control knobs must be pushed in
before fuming them to a setting. They
can be set anywhere
between HI
and OFF.
Solid Element
Surface Units
Solid element surface units are made of heavy cast-iron to provide even
cooking. Each surface unit has a built-in protective
limiter. The limiter senses
uneven cooking temperatures
and automatically
reduces the heat setting.
The limiter will sense uneven heat when a pan boils dry, when a pan does not
have a flat bottom, or when a pan is removed and the surface unit is left on.
Solid elements hold heat longer than conventional
surface units. For best
cooking results, use a high setting for only a very short period of time. Then use
a lower setting to complete
the cooking. You may want to turn the solid
element OFF a few minutes before you are finished cooking.
CALCCION:Collddem~dayhottoral~Wme.Donot~lheHl~ng
for long perloda of ilme or have pans on hot elemenh
dona.Bumedfoodanddamaaatolheoookwanoouldrestdf.
when oooklng k
Untti you get used to the settings,
Use HI to start
foods cookIng; to brlng
llqulds to a
boll. When
cooklng
foods, turn to
a LO or MEDLO setting
when sizzle
starts.
Use MED-HI
to hold a
rapld boll; to
start frylng
chlcken or
pancakes.
TurntoalO
or MED-LO
sefflng when
slzzie starts.
use the foiiowlng
Use MED for
gram puddings and
icing; to
cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
Turn to a
LO setting
to flnlsh
cooklng.
as a gulde.
Use MED-LO
to keep food
cooking after
starttng it
on a higher
setting.
Pans should be the same size or larger than the surface
boilovers and hot handles.
Use LO to
keep food
cooking after
starting it on
a higher setting, to keep
food warm
or to melt
chocolate
or shortening.
unit to prevent
Only use pans with flat bottoms. Flat bottoms allow maximum contact
between the pans and the surface units for fast, even cooking. Pans with
uneven bottoms or with a raised pattern on the bottom are not suitable. Flatness of a pan can be checked
by placing an edge of a ruler across it. There
should not be space between the ruler edge and the bottom of the pan.
Do not use trivets,
bottoms.
woks with skirts, or canners
NOTE: If pan bottoms
cooking temperatures
cooking times.
See the “Cooking
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wlth concave
or ridged
am not flat, the protective
Ilmiter will sense uneven
and reduce the heat setting. This will result In longer
Guide”
for important
utensil
Information.
Setting the Clock
Push in and turn the Minute
1.
Timer Knob to set the Clock.
Push in Minute Timer Knob and
turn clockwise
until clock shows
the right 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.
DO NOT PUSH IN THE KNOB when setting the Minute Timer.
1.
Without pushing it in, turn the
Minute Timer Knob until the hand
passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing 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.
PUSHING IN AND TURNING THE MINUTE TIMER KNOB CHANGES
cecem..LL
THE CLOCK
Using the Oven Controls
Baking
The rack(s) should be placed so the
top of the food will be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least
lYz to 2 inches (4-5 cm) between
the sides of the pan and the oven
walls and other pans. For more
information, see the “Cooking
Guide!’
1.
Position the rack(s) properly
before turning on the oven. To
change rack position, lift rack at
front and pull out.
2. Set Oven Selector
to BAKE.
4. Put food in the oven. Note: Oven
mcks, walls and door will be
hot.
During baking, the elements will
turn on and off to keep the oven
temperature
at the setting. The
Oven Signal Light will turn on and
off with the elements.
The top element helps heat
durlng baking, but does not
B turn red.
3. Set Oven Temperature Control to
the baking temperature
you want.
The Oven Signal Light will come on.
The oven is preheated
when the
Oven Signal Light first goes off.
5. When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Temperature Control
and the Oven Selector to OFF
Adjusting
the Oven Temperature
Control
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature
of your old oven may have shifted gradually
without your noticing the change.
Your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures.
But when
comparing
to your old oven, the new design may give you different results.
If after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the
temperature
settings, they can be adjusted by following these steps:
1.
Pull the Oven Temperature
Knob straight off.
Control
2. Loosen the locking screws inside
the control knob. Note the position of the notches.
,
3.
To lower the temperature,
move
a notch closer to LO. Each notch
equals aboutlO”F (5°C).
4. To raise the tempemture,
move
a notch closer to HI. Each notch
equals aboutlO”F (5°C).
Tighten
replace
the locking screw and
the control knob.
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Position the rack before turning
the oven on. See broil chart in the
“Cooking Guide” or a reliable
cookbook
for recommended
rack positions.
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3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position, [open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm). The door will stay open
by itself.
5. When broiling is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF.
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2. Put the broiler pan and food on
the rack.
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4. Set the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature
Control to
BROIL.
Custom
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Broil
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control counterclockwise until the Oven Signal Light goes off
If you want the food to broil slower from the start, set the Oven
Temperature
Control between 150” and 325°F (65.5” and l62.7”C). The
lower the temperature,
the slower the cooking.
The Oven Selector
must be on BROIL for all broiling
temperatures.
CAUTION: The door must be partly open whenever the oven Is set
to BROIL leaving the door open allows the oven to malntaln proper
tempercrlures and prevents wlndow glass tram oracklng.
The Oven Vent
The oven vent is located on the center
rear of the cooktop. When the oven is on,
hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through this vent. Poor baking can
result if this vent is blocked. When using
the oven, do not cover or place items
nv~r
thn
n\,~n
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OVEN
VENT
vent
The Storage Drawer
The storage
drawer
is for storing pots and pans.
Use care when handling
the drawer.
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1.
drawer
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Pull drawer strzght out to the
first stop. Lift front and pull out to
the second stop.
2. Lift back slightly and%e
all the way out.
continued
drawer
on next page
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Replacing
1.
the storage
drawer
Fit ends of drawer slid%ails 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.
Use & Care Guide storage
Store this booklet, along with your
“Cooking Guide:’ sales slip and
warranty in the Literature Pat, inside
the storage drawer.
Optional Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your lower oven, you can order a kit [Part No.
RCK-81/242985) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kit includes easy installation
instructions.
Caring for your range
Control Panel
1. First make
sure the control
knobs
are set to OFF, then pull knobs straight
Off.
2. Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth, or spray glass cleaners, to wipe the
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
3. Wash control knobs in warm soapy water. Do not soak. Rinse well and dry.
4. Push control knobs straight back on. Make sure they point to OFF.
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Solid Element Surface Units
After each use, wipe off surface
units with a damp cloth and
soapy water after each use.
Burned-on food may be removed
with a soapy scouring pad. The
red spot in the center of the surface unit will gradually
wash off.
This is normal and will not affect
the operation of the surface unit.
3. IMPORTANT: After cleaning, apply
a thin coat of salt-free oil to the
CCCL surface unit, then heat 3-5
minutes. It may still smoke slightly
when heated. If surface units have
dark spots caused by grease and
food, the oil treatment will improve
their appearance
but not eliminate the spots. NOTE: Optional
Electrol dressing can be applled
to the surface unlts to Improve
their appearance.
4. The stainless steel trim rings will
gradually
yellow from the heat of
the surface units and pans. This is
normal. The yellowing
can be
removed by using stainless steel
cleaner or Cook Top Polishing
Creme on the trim rings.
To obtain order information
for Cook Top Polishing Creme
(PN 814009) or Electrol dressing
(PN 814030), write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46350
Dept.
The Oven Door
Removing
the oven door will help make
it easier to clean
the oven.
Open the door to the first stop
position.
2. Hold the door at both sides and lift
lt at the same angle It is in.
3. To replace,
fit the bottom corners
of the door over the ends of the
hinges.
Push the door down evenly. The
door will close only when it is on
the hinges correctly.
The Continuous-Cleaning Oven
Standard oven walls are coated with smooth porcelain-enamel.
Your continuous-cleaning
oven walls are coated with a special, rougher porcelain-enamel.
A fat spatter beads up on the smooth surtace, but spreads out on the rougher
surface. The bead of fat chars and turns black. The spread-out
fat gradually
burns away at medium to high baking tempemtures
(350”-475°F 176”-231°C)
so the oven can return to a presentably
clean condition.
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Using Foil
Using foil on the oven bottom is recommended
to catch sugar and starchy
spills from pies and casseroles. It must be used properly. Cut foil from a roll of
heavy-duty%inch
(45 cm) aluminum foil, or buy a foil kit (Part No. 241430)
from your Whirlpool Appliance
dealer.
Lift the cool bake element slightly
to liff the feet off the oven
bottom.
2. Slide the foil under the bake
element. Make sure the foil is
centered, long enough to start up
both sides and without wrinkles.
For proper bakina. lower the
bake element s&II feet rest
solidly on the foil.
CAUTION: Do not let foil touch the bake element.
element. Make sure toll Is flat on the oven bottom
bake element.
It could damage
the
and away tram the
Hand Cleaning
WINDOW-Keep
clean with hot
sudsy water. Use a plastic scouring pad for stubborn spots. Rinse
well.
Do not use steel-wool
or
abiusive
cleansers.
RACKS - Use soapy steel-wool
pad for best cleaning
results,
Rinse well.
WALLS AND DOOR - Wash with
hot soapy water. Use a steel-wool
pad or plastic scouring pad for
stubborn spots. Rinse well.
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k
Cleaning
1.
Tips
The oven window
and racks are not coated.
Clean
them by hand.
2. The oven door does not get as hot as the walls. Some hand cleaning
needed.
3. If you do more broiling
than baking,
hand cleaning
4. Use aluminum foil on the oven bottom according
not burn away and may stain the bottom.
may be
may be needed.
to instructions.
Spillovers
do
Cleaning Chart
PART
WHAT TO USE
Exterior
surfaces
Soft cloth and warm soapy
water.
Nylon or plastic scouring
pad for stubborn spots.
Surface unlts
(Solld
elements)
Soft cloth and warm soapy
water.
Soapy scouring pad or
scouring powder.
HOW TO CLEAN
Wipe off regularly when cooktop and
lower oven are cool.
l Do not allow food contalnlng
acids
(such as vlnegar, tomato, lemon
Juice or milk) to remain on surface.
Acids will remove the glossy flnlsh.
9 Do not use abraslve or harsh
cleansers.
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Make sure the cooktop and the
surface unlts are cool.
Wipe off the surface unit after each
use.
After each cleaning, heat surface
unlt until dry.
To darken surface unlts or to remove rust spots:
l Make sure surface
u&s-are cool.
Soft cloth and salt-free
oil.
l After each cleaning,
apply thin Coot
of oil to surface units, then heat for
3-5 mlnutes. Slight smoking of oil will
occur.
l Follow the directions
on the dressing.
l Electrol dressing
(PN 814030).
NOTE: This will Improve surface unlt
appearance,
but not ellmlnate dark
spots.
(mm Wsl
*Stainless steel cleaner
or Cook Top Polishlng
Creme. (PN 614009).
. Make sure surface units are cool.
Follow directions provided wlth
cleaner or polishing creme.
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NOTE: Yellowlng of trim rlngs Is normal from heat of the SUrlaCe
unlts and pans.
Broiler pan
and grid
Warm, soapy water or
steel wool pad.
Control knobs
Warm, soapy water and
son cloth.
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Warm, soapy water or
spray glass cleaner.
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Control panel
Oven racks
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Warm, soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
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Wash with other cooking utenslls.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not soak.
Wash, rlnse and dry well.
Follow dlrections provlded
cleaner.
with
Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
wool pads for stubborn areas.
Oven door
glass
Spray glass cleaner,
Warm, soapy water or
plastic scrubbing pad.
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l
l
Warm soapy water or
ContlnuousCleanlng Oven soapy scrubbing pad.
Heavy-duty alumlnum
foll or order a foil klt
(Part No. 241430) from
your Whlrlpool dealer or
TECH-CARE@servlce
company.
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Make sure oven ls cool.
Follow directions provided wlfh
cleaner.
Wash rlnse and dry well wlth a sofl
cloth.
Clean stubborn spots or stalns.
Rlnse well wlth water.
Place strlp of aluminum foil on the
bottom of the oven to catch splllovers.
Do not use commerolal cleaners.
Most fat spatters on the Continuous-Cleanlng
porcelain-enamel
lnterlor surface gradually reduce
to a presentably clean condllfon during normal
baking or roastlng operaffons.
The Oven Light
The oven light will come on when you open the oven door..To turn the light on
when the oven door is closed, Dush the Oven Light switch on the control panel.
Push it again to turn off the lighi.
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
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2. Remove the light bulb from its
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb.
Turn the power back on at the
main power supply.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
if nothing operates:
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper voltage? (See “Installation
Instructionsl’)
l Have
you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
if the oven will not operate:
l Is the Oven
Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED
BAKE]?
l Is the
Oven Temperature
Control
turned to a temperature
setting?
if surface
units will not operate
or
seem to cook too slow:
l Have you checked
the main fuses or
circuit breaker box?
l Is the
surface
unit control
knob
turned to a setting other than OFF?
l Are
you using the proper
cookware? See page 6.
l Do the control
knobs turn?
if surface
unit control
knob(s)
will
not turn:
l Did you push in before
trying to turn?
if the Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
operate:
if soil is visible
on ContinuousCleaning
oven finlsh:
l The
special
finish is designed
to
gmduaiiy
reduce oven soil during
normal baking or roasting. It is not
designed
to keep your oven spotless, only presentably
clean.
l If you broil often, you may
see oven
soil.
l The door
is cooler than the oven
walls. Soil will be more visible on the
door than other areas in the oven.
See page 15 for how to clean.
l Sugar
and starchy spills may leave
stains. See page 15 for hand cleaning tips. Keep foli on oven bottom to
catch these spills.
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If cooking
results are not what you
expected:
l Is the range
level?
l Are you using
pans recommended
in the Cooklng
Guide?
l If baking,
have you allowed IYz to 2
inches (4-5 cm] on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
l Have you preheated
the oven as the
recipe calls for?
l Are the pans the size called
for in the
recipe?
l Are
you following
a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
l Do
the cooking
utensils
have
smooth, flat bottoms and fit the surface unit being used?
See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking
problems
and
how to solve them.
2.
If YOU need
as&stance%.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ sewice assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk wlth one of our trained Consultants. The Consultants can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory operatlon from your appliance
or, if service Is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
3.
If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a
nationwide
network of fran-
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,anywhere
in the United States.
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, catI our CCCL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step
2) or look in your telephone
directory
Yellow Pages under:
If you have a
problem*...
4.
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSP is a registered
trademark
of
Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of qualify
whenever
you need a replacement
partforyour
Whirlpool 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
yourarea,
refertostep
3aboveorcalI
the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call or write, 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.
WHIRLPOOL” MICROWAW
RANGE PRODUCT
OVEN/
W-T-Y
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FSP” replacement
parts and repair laborto
correct defects in materlals or workmanship.
Service must be provided by a franchised
TECH-CARE@service company.
FSP@replacement
magnetron tube on
microwave ovens if defective in materials or
workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
I. Correct the installation of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs,
6. Repairs when range product is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pick up and dellver.,This product is designed to be repaired in the
home.
D. Damage to range product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequentlal
damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty glves you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outside the Unlted States, a dlfferent warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whirlpool distrlbutor or military exchange.
Part No. 3147423
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