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UseAndCare
A Note To You
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Parts And Features 6
Using Your Range
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Using The SetfCleaning Cycle
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Caring For
Your Range
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Warranty
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ELECTRIC RANGE
MODELS RF370PXY
RF365PXY
RF360BXY
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A Note To You
Thank
you for buying
a WhirlpooP
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, worMclass home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. lt 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 not-e you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is importalnt
to us.
This guide contains safety symtols 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
Assistalnce
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
number,
1-800-253-1301,
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 29. 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
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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
oRead all instructions before
using the range.
l Install or locate the range only
in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
*WARNING: To reduce the risk
of ti ping of the appliance, the
app Piance must be secured by
a proper1 installed anti-tip
bracket. I!o check if the bracket
is installed properly, see “The
anti-tip bracket” on page 19.
QZAUTION: Do not store things
children mi ht want above the
range. Chil %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 ‘be 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.
@Usethe range only for its-int;;M;fluse as described In this
.
ADOnot 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 2 after use,
do not touch, or let clothing
or other flammable materials
contact surface units, areas
near units, heatin elements or
interior surfaces 09 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 o ening, the cooktop, the
oven 8 oor and window, could
also become hot enough to
cause burns.
.Do not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the
range. They could ignite if they
touch a hot surface unit and
you could be burned.
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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.
.Keep range vents unobstructed.
eNever
leave surface units
@Donot heat unopened containunattended
at high heat seters. They could explode. The hot
tings.
A
boilover
could result
contents could cause burns and
and
cause
smoking
and
container particles could cause
gre;.y
sprllovers
that
may
Injury.
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*Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The
fumes can create an explosion
and/or fire hazard.
4Jse only d potholders. Moist
or damp por holders on hot surfaces may result in bums from
steam. Do not let potholder
touch hot heating elements. Do
not use a towel or bul cloth
foOnr~~!otholder.It coulFircatch
When
using
the cooktop
.Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cookin without reflector bowls
may su%ject the wiring and
components underneath them to
damage.
@Donot line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners.
Improper installation of these
liners ma result in a risk of
electric s ):ock 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 may result in the
i niting of clothing or potholders.
8 orrect pan size also improves
cooking efficiency.
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l Tum pan handles inward, but
not over other surface units.
This will help reduce the
chance of burns, i niting of
flammable materia9 s, and
spills due to bumping of the
pan.
When
usina
l Always
the oven
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.
4Jse 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 colleci around
cooktop or in vents. V\c’ipespillovers immediately.
Do not use water on grease
iires. Never pick up a flaming
Ian. Smother flamin pan on
range by coverin WI! h a wellfitted lid, cookie s7l eet or flat
:ray. Flaming grease outside of
Dan can be extin uished with
Daking soda or, i? available, a
nultipurpose dry chemical or
foam-type extinguisher.
:are and cleaning
l Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are iven
off in the Self-Cleaning cyc9e
from fiberglass insulation and
food decomposition. Si nificant
exposure to these subs9antes
can cause cancer or rleproductive harm. Exposure can be
minimized by venting $witha
hood or open window and
wipin out excess food spills
pnor ?0 self-cleaning.
@Donot use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner rotective coating of
any kind s I!ould be used in or
around any part of the oven.
*Before self-cleaning the oven.,
remove broiler an, broiler rid,
oven racks an 8 other utensl9 s.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous parts unless you
are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
*Do not soak removable heating
elements in water. The element
will be damaged and shock or
fire could result.
*Do not clean door heat seal. It
is essential for a good seal.
Care should be taken not to rub,
damage or move the seal.
Clean only parts recommended
in this Use and Care Guide.
*Do not repair or replace any
part of the range unless specifically recommended in this
manual. All other servicing
should be referred to a qualified
technician.
*Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
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Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with
the location and appearance of all parts and features.
Control
panel -
Plug-in surface
unit with chrome
reflector bowl
Model RF365
Oven vent
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Broil
page 19)
Control
Left
front
control
knob
panel
Left
rear
control
knob
MEALTIMER’=
clock/Minute
Timer
Stop
time
Manual
oven
Oven
light
temperature
switch control knob
tor light
6
light
Surface
unit
marker
Oven
selector
knob
knob
Using Your Range
In This
Section
Page
Using the surface units ... ,.................. 7
Positioning racks and pans ... ..... ....... 9
For best air circulation ..................... 10
Using aluminum foil for baking ....... 10
Setting the clock ..............I................ 11
Using the Minute Timer .................... 11
Baking/roasting ...............m................12
tt$juJ;ng the oven tempelrature
........ ..... .... .............. ...............m12
Page
Broiling ... ........m..........................w.......13
Broiling tips ....m.................................. 15
Energy saving tips ...............a............ 15
Using the MEALTIMER’“clock ......... 16
The oven vent ..... ............ ............ .. .... 16
The storage drawer ....... ............... .... 18
The anti-tip bracket .......... ...m............19
Optional door panel pat ..... ............. 19
To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This
section gives you important infotmation for efficient and safe use of your range.
Using
the surface
units
Push in control knobs before Wrning
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 Indica:tor Light on
the control panel will glow when a surface
unit is turned on.
Burn and Fire H~KI
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 alxidentally left ON.
Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For b’est results,
start cooking at the high setting; then turn
the control knob down to continLle cooking.
SElTiNG
Hi
1 RECOMMENDED USE
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Medium-high
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Medium
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[opposite OFF)
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Medium-low
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To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hoM a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or pancakes.
Cookware
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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 resufts.
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To keep food cooking
after starting ii on a
higher setting.
To keep food warm until
tips
Select a pan that is about the same size
as the surface unit.
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The pan material (metal or glass)
For gravy, puclding and
icing.
To cook large amounts of
vegetables.
I readv to sews!.
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NOTE: For best results and greater
energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed
cookware that makes good contact with
the surface units. Cookware with rounded,
warped, ribbed (such as some porcelain
enamelware) or dented bottoms could
cause severe overheating, which damages
the cookware ancVor 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.
Choose medium to heavy g;ruge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightrveight.
Handles should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached
to the pan.
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Product Damage Hazard
If a surface unit stays red for a long
time, the bottom of the pan is not flat
enough or is too small for the surface
unit. Prolonged usage of incorrect
utensils 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 could overheat and
could damage the utensil or surface
unit.
Home
canning
informaation
To protect your range:
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canners/pans
Optional canning kit
for best
results.
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Use the largest surface unit for best
results. Also, use a canner/pan which can
be centered over the surface unit and
which does not extend more than one inch
outside surface unit area. Largle diameter
canners/pans, if not property 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 cooktcp.
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.
Positioning
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 cook-top for canning,
we recommend the installation of a Canning
Kit. Order the kii (Part No. 242905) from
your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
WhirlpoolSM service company.
and pans
For baking/roasting with one wrack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 14.
Rack placement for specific foods:
FOOD
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Frozen pies, large
roasts, turkeys
Lowest level or
2nd level from
bottom
Angel and bundt
cakes, most quick
breads, yeast breads,
casseroles, meats
2nd level from
bottom
Cookies, biscuits,
muffins, cakes, nonfrozen pies
Personal injury Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in desired
location before turning oven on. Be
sure the rack(s) is level.
l If rack(s) must be moved while oven is
hot, use potholders or oven mitts to
protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions
could resutt in personal injury.
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2nd or 3rd level
from bottom
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When baking on two racks, arrange racks
on bottom and third level from bottom.
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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.
l For best results, allow 1 l/z to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (2.5 cm).
l Use only one cookie sheet in the oven at
one time.
Use the following as a guide t13determine
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 splliovers
from pies or casseroles:
l Place the foil on the oven rack below the
rack with the food. Turn up foil edges and
make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm)
larger all around than the dish holding the
food.
l Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven
rack with foil or other liners. Paor baking
will result.
Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements.
Failure to follow this precautic’n could
result in electrical shock or fin: hazard
and damage to the elements.
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. lt 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 knolb 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 tlje Minute
Timer Knob counterciockwis8e 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.
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Baking/roasting1
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 BAKIE.
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 Miter
Light
first goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when
roasting or cooking items SUCII as
casseroles.
4. Put food in the oven. During baking/
roasting, the elements will furl? 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 tune 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 tly following
these steps:
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control
1. Make sure the Oven Temperature
Control Knob is turned to the off position.
Pull knob straight off and flip ii over.
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
control knob. Note the position of the
Locking
screws
Tooth
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Notches
/
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, haid la~ob
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 turning
on the oven. Position rack so that the
surface of the food is at least 3 inches
(7.4 cm) away from the broil element. See
“Broiling rack position chart” on page 14.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack.
3. Close the door to the Broil Slop position
(open about 4 inches (10.2 cm]). The
door will stay open by itself.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Ternperature Control Knob to BROIL. The
OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when
broiling.
5. When broiling is done, turrl both the
Oven Selector and Oven Ternperature
Control Knob to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will go ofl.
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Custom
broil
if food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Control Knob counterciockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator
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Light goes off.
if you want the food to broil rriower from
the start, set the Oven Y’smpelPature
Control Knob between 170°F and 325°F
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(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 lowctr broiling
temperatures.
The Oven Selector must be on BROIL for
ail broiling temperatures.
NOTE: Leave the oven door parlly open
whenever using the oven to broil. This
allows the oven to maintain proper temperatures.
Broiling
rack
position
chart
1RACK POSITION TYPE OF FlDOD/
FROM BOTTOM DONENES!;
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Hamburger patties and
thin steaks, l%’ thick or
less
Quickly seal-ing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken,, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
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Broiling
tips
. Use the broiler pan and grid fclr broiling.
They are designed to drain excess liquid
and grease away from the cooking surface
to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire.
l Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable
cookbook for correct broiling times.
l 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.
.To ensure adequate grease drainage,
do not use cookie sheets or similar
pans for broiling. Also, covering the
broiler grid with foil is not recommended. Poor drainage of grease could
result in fire. If foil is used, cut slits in
foil to line up with all openings in broiler
grit. Grease can then drain away and
cool in pan.
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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 efficientfy. Here are some tips
to help you save energy when using your
cooking product:
l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides
and tight-ftiing 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 onfy when recommended
and for the shortest time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface unit control on low or oif to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking
when possible.
l Use the more efficient surface units
instead of the oven when possible.
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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.
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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 cloclc on
page 11.)
To delay start
automatically:
and stop
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and
place the food in the oven.
2. Push in and turn the Start Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want baking/
roasting to start.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want the oven
to shut off.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob
to the baking/roasting temperature you
want. The oven will now start and stop
automaticalfy. 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 Tern
perature 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.
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2. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise to the time you want the oven
to shut off. Make sure the Start Time
Knob is not pushed in.
3. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
4. Set the Oven Temperature C~ontrol 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 MEALTIMEIP
control:
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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.
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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, food:; containing
baking powder or yeast will not rise properly
when cooked using delay start.
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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 bakingroasting can result.
NOTE: Plastic utensils left over the vent can
melt.
Burn and Fire Hazard
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If you leave a utensil on the right rear
surface unit, use potholders ,when
moving it. Pan handles could become
hot enough to bum.
Keep flammable materials away from
oven vent. Failure to do so oould
result in burns or a fire.
The storage
dralwer
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 (if you have one). Use c:are 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 clrawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
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Drawer slide rail
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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.
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or service, check that anti-tip device
is engaged before using range.
Failure to follow the above precautions could result in personal injury.
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To verify
engaged
bracket):
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the anti-tip
bracket
(if you have 81floor
Remove the storage drawer. (See page 18.)
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached
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leveling
leg
to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is positioned
under the anti-tip bracket.
SW Installation Instructions for further details.
To verify
engaged
bracket):
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the anti-tip
bracket
(if you have a wall
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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.
Optional
door panel
Wall bracket
pat
If you would like to change the color of your
oven door glass to white or almond, you can
order one of these kits from your Whirlpool
Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
Models RF370PXY and RF365PXY:
White (Kit No. 814069)
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Model RF360BXY:
White (Kii No. 814071)
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Using The Self-Cleaning
Cycle
In This
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. Thiis 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 pa.ge 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
you start
Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle,
make sure you:
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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 and1 roasting
may result.
DO NOT
hand-clean seal
Hand-clean
door around
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Remove the broiler pan grld and any
pots and pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan
(withoul grid) in the oven if you have first
removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning
or a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not
removed, too much smoking will occur.
The chrome broiler pan grid will discolor if
cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This
will help reduce smoke during the cleaning
cycle.
Remove the oven racks from the oven If
you want them to remain shiny. You can
clean the oven racks in the Self-Cleaning
cycle, but they will become harder to slide.
(See page 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 Ternperature Control Knob to CLEAN.
2. Make sure the clock, Start and Stop
Times all have the correct timle of day.
3. Push In and turn the Stop Tilme Knob
clockwise 2 or 3 hours.
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Use 3 hours or more for moderate to
heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is
not pushed in.
Personal InJury and
Product Damage Hazard
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Do not use commercial oven cleaners
in your oven. Cleaners could produce
hazardous fumes or damage the
porcelain finish.
Do not leave foil in the oven during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could bum or
melt and damage the oven surface.
NOTES:
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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 cyclle Is completed and the oven has cooled sufficiently, the Lock Lever can be moved
back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait
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-Cleaniing
cycle at any time:
1. Push In and turn the Stop Time Knob
clockwise
of day.
until it points to thle correct time
2. Turn the Oven Selector and Cven
Temperature Control Knob toI OFF. When
the oven has cooled suffiiientfy, move
the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT
FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
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Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Seff-Cleaning cycle to help gelt rid of heat,
odors and smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe top 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
resufts in more smoke than usual.
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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
Your range is designed for ease of 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.
Surface
units
Page
Cleaning chart ................... ..... .......... . 26
The oven light .......... .. ............ ........... 26
Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the
range is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so could resuft in burns or
electriil
shock.
and reflector
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 holddown clip and the reflector
bowl.
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3. Pull the surface unit straight away from
the receptacle.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl. On Model
RF365PXY, Q series, also lift out the
trim ring. See Ueaning chart” on pages
26 and 27 for cleaning instructions.
(Model RF365PXY. Q series, shown)
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
and (Model RF365PXY. Q series)
notches in the trim ring with the surface
unit receptacle and the element holddown clip.
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(Model RF365PXY, Q series, shown)
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.
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4. When terminal Is pushed Into the
receptacle as far as lt 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 or trim ring 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 or
trim ring. This extra heat can discolor it.
Lift-up
cook-top
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 accidentalfy falling.
Product Damage Hazard
Do not drop the cooktop. Damage
could result to the porcelain and the
cooktoo 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.
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Cleaning
chart
Use the followina table to help YOU clean your I age.
PART
Control knobs
WHAT TO USE
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
HOW TO CLEAN
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Control panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Exterior surfaces
(other than control
panel)
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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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 thoroughty.
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
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(such as vinegar, tomato or lemon juice) to
remain on surface. Acids may remove the
glossy finish. Also wipe up milk or egg spills
when cooktop is cool.
Surface units
Porcelaln*namel
reflector bowls
(Model RF365PXY,
Q series)
Chrome trim rings
(Model RF365PXY,
Q series)
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No cleaning required
Nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
The Se&Cleaning
cycle
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
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Do not Immerse in water.
9 Wipe off excess spills.
9 Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
OR
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during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers.
9 Do not place In Self-Cleaning oven.
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Chrome reflector
bowls
Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
(all other models)
plastic scrubbing pad
Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
HOW TO CLEAN
WHAT TO USE
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Do not place in Self-Cleaning oven.
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Oven racks
(See note on page 21.)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor ant
become harder to slide if left in oven during
Seff-Cleaning cycle. Apply a small amount
of vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid
sliding.
The Self-Cleaning
cycle
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glass cleaner
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Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Oven cavity
Self-Cleaning
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
OR
OR
Oven door glass
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Clean frequently.
cycle
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Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
See “Using The SeECleaning
pages 20-22.
Cycle” on
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The oven light
The oven light will come on when you use
the Oven Light Switch on the control panel.
Electrlcal Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are
cool and power to the range has been
turned off before replacing the light
bulb. Failure to do so could result in
electrical shock or bums.
.The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects
the bulb from breaking, and from high
oven temperatures. Because bulb
cover is made of glass, be careful not
to drop it. Broken glass could cause
injury.
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To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the back
of the oven by screwing it out counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug In appliance or reconnect at the main power suppfy.
NOTE: The oven light will not work during
the Self-Cleaning cycle.
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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 liile things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. lt could save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
Nothing will
operate
The oven will
not operate
The surface
unita will not
operate
SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The power cord ls 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 start
time.
Waft 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
MEALTIMER’” clock correctly.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMER clock” on
page 16.)
You have not set the
MEALTIMER clocks 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.
continued on next page
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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
Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to CLEAN.
Set both the Oven 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
rfght.
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
cleaning cycle to stop.
See Step 3 in “Setting the controls” on
page 21 for proper setting instructions.
Cooking
are
not what you
expected
Level range. (See Installation
The range is not level.
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Instruc-
tions.)
results
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 onfy tested recipes from a reliable
source.
The pans are not the type or size
recommended in the recipe.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for rewrn
mended 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.
2. If you need
assistance
...
Call Whlrlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-500-253-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 M-83
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service
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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 . . .
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Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized WhirlpoolsM service
companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are
trained to fuffill 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:
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
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WHIRLPOOL@
Electric Range
Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlpooPM service company.
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR LIFE OF THE
PRODUCT
Second Year Through Life
of Product From Date of
Purchase
FSP replacement
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
parts for control knobs.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number, l-880-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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