Whirlpool 9762362A Use & care guide

GAS RANGE
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
To the installer: Please leave this
instruction book with the unit.
To the consumer: Please read and
keep this book for future reference.
9762362A
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RANGE SAFETY .............................................................................3
The Anti-Tip Bracket ....................................................................4
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
COOKTOP USE ..............................................................................6
Cooktop Controls.........................................................................6
Sealed Surface Burners ...............................................................6
Home Canning .............................................................................7
Cookware .....................................................................................7
ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL ...................................................8
Oven Indicator Lights ...................................................................8
Display..........................................................................................8
Start/Enter ....................................................................................8
Off/Cancel ....................................................................................8
Clock ............................................................................................8
Tones............................................................................................8
Fahrenheit and Celsius.................................................................8
Timer.............................................................................................9
Control Lock.................................................................................9
Oven Temperature Control ..........................................................9
OVEN USE.......................................................................................9
Positioning Racks and Bakeware ................................................9
Split Oven Rack..........................................................................10
Aluminum Foil.............................................................................10
Bakeware....................................................................................10
Meat Thermometer.....................................................................11
Oven Vent...................................................................................11
Baking and Roasting..................................................................11
Broiling........................................................................................11
Timed Cooking ...........................................................................12
RANGE CARE ...............................................................................13
Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models)......................................13
General Cleaning........................................................................14
Oven Light ..................................................................................15
Oven Door ..................................................................................15
Storage Drawer ..........................................................................16
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................17
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................18
WARRANTY ..................................................................................20
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RANGE SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
– Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
– WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch.
• Do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
– Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to publish a list of substances
known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to warn of
potential exposure to such substances.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other
reproductive harm.
This appliance can cause low-level exposure to some of the substances listed, including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon
monoxide, toluene, and soot.
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The Anti-Tip Bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without
having the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
A child or adult can tip the range and be killed.
Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
Reconnect the anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
See the installation instructions for details.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or serious burns to children and adults.
Anti-Tip Bracket
Making sure the anti-tip bracket is installed:
• Slide range forward.
• Look for the anti-tip bracket securely attached to floor.
• Slide range back so rear range foot is under anti-tip bracket.
Range Foot
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
■ WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TIPPING OF
THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE SECURED BY
PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTI-TIP DEVICES. TO CHECK
IF THE DEVICES ARE INSTALLED PROPERLY, SLIDE
RANGE FORWARD, LOOK FOR ANTI-TIP BRACKET
SECURELY ATTACHED TO FLOOR, AND SLIDE RANGE
BACK SO REAR RANGE FOOT IS UNDER ANTI-TIP
BRACKET.
■ CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to children in
cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range –
children climbing on the range to reach items could be
seriously injured.
■ Proper Installation – The range, when installed, must be
electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in
the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA70. Be sure the range is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
This range is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug
for your protection against shock hazard and should be
plugged directly into a properly grounded receptacle. Do
not cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
■ Disconnect the electrical supply before servicing the
appliance.
■ Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating the Room.
■ Injuries may result from the misuse of appliance doors or
drawers such as stepping, leaning, or sitting on the doors
or drawers.
■ Maintenance – Keep range area clear and free from
combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
■ Storage in or on the Range – Flammable materials should
not be stored in an oven or near surface units.
■ Top burner flame size should be adjusted so it does not
extend beyond the edge of the cooking utensil.
For self-cleaning ranges –
■ Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler pan and
other utensils. Wipe off all excessive spillage before
initiating the cleaning cycle.
■
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed. The
locations and appearances of the features shown here may not match those of your model.
Control Panel
A
B
A. Surface burner locator
B. Left rear control
E
D
C
C. Left front control
D. Right front control
E. Right rear control
Range
I
A
J
B
K
C
N
L
D
M
E
F
O
G
H
A. Oven vent
B. Left rear surface burner
C. Left front surface burner
D. Surface burner grate
E. Anti-tip bracket
F. Door stop clip
G. Model and serial number plate
(behind left side of storage drawer)
H. Storage drawer
I. Electronic oven control
J. Right rear surface burner
K. Right front surface burner
L. Cooktop control panel
M. Door gasket
N. Self-clean latch
O. Gas regulator
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COOKTOP USE
Cooktop Controls
WARNING
Sealed Surface Burners
IMPORTANT: Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and
ventilation air around the burner grate edges.
A
Fire Hazard
D
B
Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of
the pan.
E
Turn off all controls when not cooking.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
Electric igniters automatically light the surface burners when
control knobs are turned to IGNITE.
Before setting a control knob, place filled cookware on the grate.
Do not operate a burner using empty cookware or while the grate
is unoccupied.
To Set:
1. Push in and turn knob counterclockwise to IGNITE.
All 4 surface burners will click. Only the burner with the
control knob turned to IGNITE will produce a flame.
2. Turn knob to anywhere between HIGH and LOW. Use the
following chart as a guide when setting heat levels.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED USE
IGNITE
■
Light the burner.
HIGH
■
Start food cooking.
■
Bring liquid to a boil.
■
Hold a rapid boil.
■
Quickly brown or sear food.
■
Fry or sauté foods.
■
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
■
Stew or steam foods.
■
Keep food warm.
■
Simmer.
Between
HIGH and LOW
LOW
REMEMBER: When range is in use or (on some models)
during the Self-Cleaning cycle, the entire cooktop area may
become hot.
Power failure
In case of prolonged power failure, the surface burners can be lit
manually. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn knob
counterclockwise to IGNITE. After burner lights, turn knob to
setting.
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C
A. Burner cap
B. Burner base
C. Alignment pins
D. Igniter
E. Gas tube opening
Burner cap: Always keep the burner cap in place when using a
surface burner. A clean burner cap will help avoid poor ignition
and uneven flames. Always clean the burner cap after a spillover
and routinely remove and clean the caps according to the
“General Cleaning” section.
Gas tube opening: Gas must flow freely throughout the gas tube
opening for the burner to light properly. Keep this area free of soil
and do not allow spills, food, cleaning agents or any other
material to enter the gas tube opening. Protect it from spillovers
by always using a burner cap.
A
B
A. 1-1¹⁄₂" (25-38 mm)
B. Burner ports
Burner ports: Check burner flames occasionally for proper size
and shape as shown above. A good flame is blue in color, not
yellow. Keep this area free of soil and do not allow spills, food,
cleaning agents or any other material to enter the burner ports.
To Clean:
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Do not use oven cleaners, bleach
or rust removers.
1. Remove the burner cap from the burner base and clean
according to “General Cleaning” section.
2. Clean the gas tube opening with a damp cloth.
3. Clean clogged burner ports with a straight pin as shown. Do
not enlarge or distort the port. Do not use a wooden
toothpick. If the burner needs to be adjusted, contact a
trained repair specialist.
4. Replace the burner cap, making sure the alignment pins are
properly aligned with the burner cap.
A
Cookware
IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides and a
well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop. Aluminum and copper
may be used as a core or base in cookware. However, when used
as a base they can leave permanent marks on the cooktop or
grates.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat is
transferred, which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish has
the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under the
broiler.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
characteristics.
COOKWARE
CHARACTERISTICS
Aluminum
■
Heats quickly and evenly.
■
Suitable for all types of cooking.
■
Medium or heavy thickness is best
for most cooking tasks.
■
Heats slowly and evenly.
■
Good for browning and frying.
■
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
■
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
■
Ideal results on low to medium
heat settings.
Copper
■
Heats very quickly and evenly.
Earthenware
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
■
Use on low heat settings.
Porcelain enamelon-steel or cast iron
■
See stainless steel or cast iron.
Stainless steel
■
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
■
A core or base of aluminum or
copper on stainless steel provides
even heating.
B
Cast iron
A. Incorrect
B. Correct
5. Turn on the burner. If the burner does not light, check cap
alignment. If the burner still does not light, do not service the
sealed burner yourself. Contact a trained repair specialist.
Ceramic or Ceramic
glass
Home Canning
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
burners between batches. This allows time for the most recently
used areas to cool.
■ Center the canner on the grate.
■
Do not place canner on 2 surface burners at the same time.
■
For more information, contact your local agricultural
department. Companies that manufacture home canning
products can also offer assistance.
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ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL
A
B
C D E
F
Start/Enter
The Start/Enter pad begins any oven function. If the Start/Enter
pad is not pressed within 5 seconds after pressing a function
pad, the “Start?” indicator light will flash as a reminder.
If Start/Enter is not pressed within 1 minute after pressing a
function pad, the oven display will return to the time of day mode
and the programmed function will be canceled.
Off/Cancel
K
I
J
A. Oven display
B. Clock
C. Timer/cancel
D. Start/enter
(control lock)
E. Auto clean
H
G
F. Off/cancel
G. Temperature/time
H. Cook time
I. Start time
J. Custom broil
K. Bake
Oven Indicator Lights
The indicator lights are located along all 4 sides of the display.
The indicator lights light up or flash when the oven is in one of the
following modes: Bake, Broil, Clean (on some models), On,
Start?, Controls Locked, Door Locked (on some models), Delay,
Timer, Temp, Cook Time, or Start Time.
The Off/Cancel pad stops any function except the Clock, Timer
and Control Lock.
The cooling fan may continue to operate after an oven function
has been canceled, depending on oven temperature.
Clock
This is a 12-hour clock and does not show a.m. or p.m.
To Set:
Before setting, make sure the oven and Timer are off.
1. Press CLOCK.
2. Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pad to set the
time of day.
3. Press START/ENTER or CLOCK.
Tones
Tones are audible signals, indicating the following:
Display
When power is first supplied to the appliance, “PF” or a flashing
time will appear on the display. Press OFF/CANCEL to clear.
If “PF” or a flashing time appears at any other time, a power
failure has occurred. Press OFF/CANCEL and reset the clock if
needed.
When the oven is in use, the display shows preheat time or oven
temperature setting.
When the oven is not in use, the display shows the time of day.
When using Start Time/Cook Time, the display will show either
hours and minutes, or minutes and seconds.
If Start/Enter is not pressed after setting a function, the “Start?”
oven indicator light will begin flashing after 5 seconds.
One tone
■
Valid pad press
■
Oven is preheated (long tone)
■
Function has been entered
■
Reminder, repeating each minute after the end-of-cycle tones
Three tones
■
Invalid pad press
Four tones
■
End of cycle
Fahrenheit and Celsius
The temperature is preset at Fahrenheit, but can be changed to
Celsius on some models.
To Change: Press and hold CUSTOM BROIL for 5 seconds. A
tone will sound, and “°C” will appear on the display. Repeat to
change back to Fahrenheit. To exit mode, press OFF/CANCEL.
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Timer
Oven Temperature Control
The Timer can be set in hours or minutes up to 12 hours and
59 minutes and counts down the set time.
NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the oven.
To Set:
1. Press TIMER CANCEL*.
The timer oven indicator light will light up. If no action is taken
after 1 minute, the display will return to the time of day mode.
2. Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pad to set the
length of time.
3. Press START/ENTER.
When the set time ends, four 1-second tones will sound.
IMPORTANT: Do not use a thermometer to measure oven
temperature because opening the oven door and element or
burner cycling may give incorrect readings.
The oven provides accurate temperatures; however, it may cook
faster or slower than your previous oven, so the temperature
calibration can be adjusted.
A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed
amount. The absence of a sign means the oven will be warmer by
the displayed amount. Use the following chart as a guide.
4. Press TIMER CANCEL* anytime to cancel the timer and/or
stop reminder tones. To cancel the timer during the
countdown, press TIMER CANCEL* twice.
The time can be reset during the countdown by repeating the
above steps. To display the time of day when the timer is
counting down, press CLOCK.
Control Lock
The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to avoid
unintended use of the oven.
When the control is locked, only the Clock and Timer pads will
function.
To Lock/Unlock Control: Before locking, make sure the oven
and Timer are off. Touch and hold START/ENTER for 5 seconds.
A single tone will sound, and “LOC” and “LOCK’D” (on some
models) will appear on the display. “LOC” will also appear
whenever any command pad is pressed while the control is
locked.
Repeat to unlock. “LOC” and “LOCK’D” (on some models) will
disappear from the display.
ADJUSTMENT °F
COOKS FOOD
10°F (5°C)
...a little more
20°F (10°C)
...moderately more
30°F (15°C)
...much more
-10°F (-5°C)
...a little less
-20°F (-10°C)
...moderately less
-30°F (-15°C)
...much less
To Adjust Oven Temperature Calibration:
1. Press and hold BAKE for 5 seconds until the oven display
shows the current calibration, for example “00.”
2. Press the TEMP or TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pad(s)
to increase or to decrease the temperature in 10°F (5°C)
amounts. The adjustment can be set between 30°F (15°C)
and -30°F (-15°C).
NOTE: All temperature adjustments will be displayed in
Fahrenheit.
3. Press START/ENTER.
OVEN USE
Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first few
times, or when it is heavily soiled.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to
certain birds. Always move birds to another closed and wellventilated room.
Positioning Racks and Bakeware
IMPORTANT: Do not place food or bakeware directly on the oven
door or bottom. Permanent damage will occur to the porcelain
finish.
5
4
3
2
1
6
RACKS
NOTES:
■ Position racks before turning on the oven.
■
Do not move racks with bakeware on them.
■
Make sure racks are level.
To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front
edge, then lift out. Use the following illustration and chart as a
guide.
FOOD
RACK POSITION
Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys,
angel food cakes
1 or 2
Bundt cakes, most quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles, meats
2
Cookies, biscuits, muffins, cakes,
nonfrozen pies
2 or 3
Extra-large items
6
9
BAKEWARE
To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow
2" (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use the
following chart as a guide.
NUMBER OF
PAN(S)
POSITION ON RACK
1
Center of rack.
2
Side by side or slightly staggered.
3 or 4
Aluminum Foil
IMPORTANT: Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil,
liners or cookware because permanent damage will occur to the
oven bottom finish.
■ On those models with bottom vents, do not block or cover
the oven bottom vents.
■
Do not cover entire rack with foil because air must be able to
move freely for best cooking results.
■
To catch spills, place foil on rack below dish. Make sure foil is
at least ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned
up at the edges.
Opposite corners on each rack. Make sure
that no bakeware piece is directly over
another.
Bakeware
The bakeware material affects cooking results. Follow
manufacturer’s recommendations and use the bakeware size
recommended in the recipe. Use the following chart as a guide.
Split Oven Rack
(on some models)
Split-Rack with Removable Insert
The split-rack with removable insert is a space maximizer. When
the two are attached, they make a full rack. The insert can also be
removed to provide room for large items such as a turkey and
casseroles.
The insert can also be used on the counter for a cooling rack.
Do not place more than 25 lbs (11.3 kg) on the split-rack.
BAKEWARE/
RESULTS
RECOMMENDATIONS
Light colored
aluminum
■ Light golden
crusts
■
Use temperature and time
recommended in recipe.
■
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
■
Use suggested baking time.
■
For pies, breads and casseroles,
use temperature recommended in
recipe.
■
Place rack in center of oven.
Insulated cookie
sheets or baking
pans
■ Little or no
bottom browning
■
Place in the bottom third of oven.
■
May need to increase baking time.
Stainless steel
■ Light, golden
crusts
■
May need to increase baking time.
Stoneware/Baking
stone
■ Crisp crusts
■
Follow manufacturer’s
instructions.
Ovenproof
glassware, ceramic
glass or ceramic
■ Brown, crisp
crusts
■
May need to reduce baking
temperatures 25°F (15°C).
■
B
A
A. Split-rack
B. Removable insert
If your model does not have a split-rack, you may purchase one.
See “Assistance or Service” section to order. Ask for Part
Number 4396927.
To Use Racks:
1. Place a full rack on position 1 or 2, and the split-rack on
position 3 or 4.
2. Place large items on the right side of the full rack.
3. Place deeper, covered dishes on the left side of the full rack.
4. Place shallow dishes on the split-rack.
5. When finished cooking, slowly remove items.
A
B
A. Rear rack section
B. Front rack section
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Even browning
Dark aluminum and
other bakeware with
dark, dull and/or
nonstick finish
■ Brown, crisp
crusts
■
Uneven browning
Preheating
Meat Thermometer
On models without a temperature probe, use a meat
thermometer to determine doneness of meat, poultry and fish.
The internal temperature, not appearance, should be used to
determine doneness. A meat thermometer is not supplied with
this appliance.
■ Insert the thermometer into the center of the thickest portion
of the meat or inner thigh or breast of poultry. The tip of the
thermometer should not touch fat, bone or gristle.
■
After reading the thermometer once, push it into the meat
½" (1.3 cm) more and read again. If the temperature drops,
cook the meat or poultry longer.
■
Check all meat, poultry and fish in 2 or 3 different places.
Oven Vent
After START/ENTER is touched, the oven will enter a timed
preheat conditioning cycle. The Temp, Bake, and On indicator
lights will light up. The Electronic Oven Control automatically
selects the conditioning cycle time based on the oven
temperature selected. The conditioning cycle time will not
change if the temperature is reset before the cycle countdown
ends. The preheat conditioning cycle is complete and the oven is
ready to use when a 1-second tone sounds, the cycle countdown
ends, and the set temperature is displayed.
Preheat temperatures are affected by varying factors such as
room temperature and peak energy usage times. It is normal for
the temperature showing on the display and the actual oven
temperature to differ.
Waiting an additional 10 minutes after the preheat conditioning
time ends to put food in the oven is suggested when baking
foods with leavening ingredients, such as yeast, baking powder,
baking soda and eggs.
A
A. Oven vent
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Blocking or covering the oven
vent will cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and
cleaning results. Do not set plastics, paper or other items that
could melt or burn near the oven vent.
Baking and Roasting
Broiling
Broiling uses direct radiant heat to cook food. Changing the
temperature when Custom Broiling allows more precise control
when cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower the
cooking. Thicker cuts and unevenly shaped pieces of meat, fish
and poultry may cook better at lower broiling temperatures.
If your model does not have a broiler pan, one may be ordered.
See “Assistance or Service” section to order. Ask for Part
Number 4396923.
■ For best results, use a broiler pan and grid (provided on some
models). They are designed to drain juices and help avoid
spatter and smoke.
■
For proper draining, do not cover the grid with foil. The
bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier
cleaning.
■
IMPORTANT: Do not place food or cookware directly on the oven
door or the oven bottom.
Before baking and roasting, position racks according to the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
Trim excess fat to reduce spattering. Slit the remaining fat on
the edges to avoid curling.
■
Pull out oven rack to stop position before turning or removing
food. Use tongs to turn food to avoid the loss of juices. Very
thin cuts of fish, poultry or meat may not need to be turned.
To Bake or Roast:
■
After broiling, remove the pan from the oven when removing
the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if left in the heated
oven, making cleaning more difficult.
1. Touch BAKE.
Touch TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pads to set a temperature
other than 350°F (177°C) in 5°F (3°C) amounts. The bake
range can be set between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and
260°C).
2. Touch START/ENTER.
The temperature can be changed at any time after this step
by touching the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pads.
START/ENTER does not need to be touched again. If baking/
roasting while the Timer is counting down, the set baking/
roasting temperature can be displayed for 5 seconds by
touching BAKE.
Before broiling, position rack according to Broiling Chart. It is not
necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless
recommended in the recipe. Position food on grid in the broiler
pan, then place it in the center of the oven rack. Close the door.
To Broil:
1. Press CUSTOM BROIL.
2. Press START/ENTER.
3. Press OFF/CANCEL when finished.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL when finished.
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To Custom Broil:
1. Press CUSTOM BROIL.
2. Press TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pad to change the
temperature in 5°F (3°C) amounts. The broil range can be set
between 300°F (150°C) and HI (525°F [275°C]).
3. Press START/ENTER.
4. Press OFF/CANCEL when finished.
BROILING CHART
For best results, place food 3" (7 cm) or more from the broil
burner. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted
for individual tastes. Recommended rack positions are numbered
from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For diagram, see the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
FOOD
RACK
POSITION
Approximate
Time (minutes)
SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Timed Cooking
WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
Timed Cooking allows the oven to be set to turn on at a certain
time of day, cook for a set length of time, and/or shut off
automatically. Delay start should not be used for foods such as
breads and cakes because they may not bake properly.
To Set a Cook Time:
1. Press BAKE. The bake oven indicator light will light up.
2. Set the temperature (optional).
Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter a
temperature other than the one displayed.
Steak
1" (2.5 cm) thick
medium rare
medium
well-done
4
4
4
14-15
15-16
18-19
7-8
8-9
9-10
Ground meat patties*
³⁄₄" (2 cm) thick
well-done
4
13-14
6-7
Pork chops
1" (2.5 cm) thick
4
21-22
10-11
Ham slice, precooked
¹₂" (1.25 cm) thick
4
8-10
4-5
6. Press OFF/CANCEL or open the oven door to clear the
display.
Frankfurters
4
6-7
3-4
To Set a Delayed Cook Time:
Lamb chops
1" (2.5 cm) thick
4
15-17
8-9
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
3
4
18-20
12-16
18-20
11-16
Fish
Fillets
¹₄-¹₂" (0.6-1.25 cm) thick
Steaks
³₄-1" (2-2.5 cm) thick
3. Press COOK TIME. The cook time oven indicator light will
light up.
4. Press TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter the
length of time to cook.
5. Press START/ENTER.
The display will count down the time.
When the time ends, the oven will shut off automatically and
“End” will appear on the display.
Before setting, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of
day. See “Clock” section.
1. Press BAKE.
2. Set the temperature (optional).
Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter a
temperature other than the one displayed.
3. Press COOK TIME.
The cook time oven indicator light will light up.
4
8-10
4-5
4
15-18
7-9
*Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid.
4. Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter the
length of time to cook.
5. Press START TIME.
The start time/delay oven indicator light will light up.
6. Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter the
time of day to start.
7. Press START/ENTER.
When the start time is reached, the oven will automatically
turn on.
The temperature and/or time settings can be changed any
time after pressing START/ENTER by repeating steps 2-7.
When the set cook time ends, the oven will shut off
automatically and “End” will appear on the display.
8. Press OFF/CANCEL or open the oven door to clear the
display.
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RANGE CARE
Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models)
Prepare Cooktop and Storage Drawer:
WARNING
■
Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may
melt.
■
Remove all items from the storage drawer.
How the Cycle Works
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Keep children away from oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to
the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds
to another closed and well-ventilated room.
Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil
results in longer cleaning and more smoke.
Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to
help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air
must be able to move freely. Depending on your model, see
“Oven Vent” or “Oven Vents” section.
Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The
door gasket is essential for a good seal.
Prepare Oven:
■
Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware and,
on some models, the temperature probe from the oven.
■
Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt,
damaging the oven.
■
Remove oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide.
See “General Cleaning” section for more information.
■
Hand clean inside door edge and the 1½" (3.8 cm) area
around the inside oven cavity frame, being certain not to
move or bend the gasket. This area does not get hot enough
during self-cleaning to remove soil. Do not let water, cleaner,
etc. enter slots on door frame. Use a damp cloth to clean this
area.
■
IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the
oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and
popping sounds.
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures, burning soil
to a powdery ash.
The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, but
the time can be changed. Suggested clean times are
2 hours 30 minutes for light soil and between 3 hours 30 minutes
and 4 hours 30 minutes for average to heavy soil.
Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. Do not wipe down any of the inside surfaces until the oven
has completely cooled down. Applying a cool, damp cloth to the
inner door glass before it has cooled completely could result in
the glass breaking.
The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
To Self-Clean:
Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is closed completely or
it will not lock and the cycle will not begin.
1. Press AUTO CLEAN.
2. Press the TEMP/TIME “up” or “down” arrow pad to set a
clean time other than 3 hours 30 minutes. The clean time can
be set between 2 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes.
3. Press START/ENTER.
The oven door will automatically lock. The ON and DOOR
LOCKED oven indicator lights will light up. The door will not
unlock until the oven cools.
When the cycle is complete and the oven cools, “End” will
appear on the oven display and the oven indicator lights will
go off.
4. Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the oven display.
To Stop Self-Clean anytime:
Press OFF/CANCEL. If the oven temperature is too high, the door
will remain locked. It will not unlock until the oven cools.
Wipe out any loose soil to reduce smoke and avoid damage.
At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain. Staining,
etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. This will not
affect cooking performance.
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General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions
on cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES
(on some models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool. These spills
may affect the finish.
Cleaning Method:
■ Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing
pad:
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
■
STAINLESS STEEL (on some models)
To avoid damage to stainless steel surfaces, do not use soapfilled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Polishing
Creme, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels.
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
Cleaning Method:
■ Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish Part Number 31464 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
CONTROL PANEL
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths
or some paper towels. Damage may occur.
Cleaning Method:
■ Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
■
PORCELAIN-COATED GRATES AND CAPS
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the cooktop, grates and caps are cool.
These spills may affect the finish.
To avoid chipping, do not bang grates and caps against each
other or hard surfaces such as cast iron cookware.
Do not reassemble caps on burners while wet.
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Cleaning Method:
■ Nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mildly abrasive
cleanser:
Clean as soon as cooktop, grates and caps are cool.
■
Dishwasher (grates only, not caps):
Use the most aggressive cycle.
■
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
■
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Gas Grate and Drip Pan Cleaner Part Number 31617:
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
SURFACE BURNERS
Vinegar for hard water spots.
■
See “Sealed Surface Burners” section.
METALLIC PAINT (on some models)
Do not use abrasive cleaners, cleaners with bleach, rust
removers, ammonia or sodium hydroxide (lye) because paint
surface may stain.
OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
Cleaning Method:
■ Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
COOKTOP CONTROLS
Do not use steel wool, abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
Do not soak knobs. When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are
in the Off position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
Cleaning Method:
■ Soap and water or dishwasher:
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.
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Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
■
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
OVEN CAVITY
Do not use oven cleaners.
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
Cleaning Method:
■ Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first.
Oven Light
(on some models)
The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. It will come
on when the oven door is open. The oven light will not work
during the Self-Cleaning cycle. On some models, when the oven
door is closed, press the manual oven light switch on the
backguard to turn on and off.
Before replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and
the control knobs are in the off position.
OVEN RACKS AND ROASTING RACKS
To Replace:
Cleaning Method:
■ Self-Cleaning cycle:
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first. Remove racks or they will
discolor and become harder to slide. If this happens, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.
■
1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven
counterclockwise to remove.
Steel-wool pad
BROILER PAN AND GRID (on some models)
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Cleaning Method:
■ Mildly abrasive cleanser:
3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket.
4. Replace bulb, then bulb cover by turning clockwise.
5. Plug in range or reconnect power.
Scrub with wet scouring pad.
■
Solution of ¹₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water:
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with scouring or steel-wool
pad.
■
Oven cleaner:
Follow product label instructions.
Porcelain enamel only, not chrome
■ Dishwasher
Oven Door
For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven
door. However, if removal is necessary, make sure the oven is off
and cool. Then, follow these instructions. The oven door is heavy.
Before Removing:
1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at the bottom
corner of the door stop clip.
STORAGE DRAWER (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning.
For more information, see “Storage Drawer” section.
Cleaning Method:
■ Mild detergent
Drawer Liner (on some models)
Remove all stored items from drawer and lift out drawer liner.
■ Clean with mild detergent.
■
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front frame hinge
slot. Be certain not to scratch finish.
3. Repeat procedure for other door stop clip.
To Remove:
1. Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with
your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins
while the door is removed from the range.
WARMING DRAWER and TRAY (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and remove tray.
Cleaning Method:
■ Mild detergent (for both)
■
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31662 (not
included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
2. Slowly close the door until it rests against the door removal
pins.
3. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
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4. Pull door straight up, then toward you. Hinge hangers will
slide out of front frame hinge slot. Do not remove door
removal pins until the door is replaced on the range.
Storage Drawer
The storage drawer can be removed. Before removing, make sure
drawer is cool and empty.
To Remove:
1. Pull the storage drawer straight back past the drawer stop
notch and the end of the side rails.
To Replace:
1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of
the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is
horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge
slots.
3. Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto
front frame support pins. Make sure the hinge hangers are
fully seated and engaged on the support pins.
A
B
A. Drawer stop notch
B. End of side rail
2. Lift up the back of the drawer and pull the drawer out.
To Replace:
1. Lift up the back of the drawer and place it inside the range in
its fully forward position.
2. Lift up the front of the drawer to a level position.
3. Slowly push the drawer into the range until the drawer side
rails engage with the gap in the drawer glides.
A
4. Insert the door stop clip with the angular surface at the top of
the frame hinge slot, then push in the bottom of the clip until
flanges are flush with the front frame.
A. Engage drawer glide
5. Open the door completely and remove the door removal pins.
Save door removal pins for future use.
6. Close the door.
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4. Once the drawer is fully engaged on both sides, slide the
drawer back into the closed position.
NOTE: When removing and replacing the storage drawer, a
slight push may be needed to move the drawer stop notch
past the drawer glides.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
■
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■
Household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Oven will not operate
■
Is this the first time the oven has been used?
Turn on any one of the surface burner knobs to release air
from the gas lines.
■
Is the electronic oven control set correctly?
See “Electronic Oven Control” section.
■
On some models, is the Control Lock set?
See “Control Lock” section.
Surface burners will not operate
■
Is this the first time the surface burners have been used?
Turn on any one of the surface burner knobs to release air
from the gas lines.
■
Is the control knob set correctly?
Push in knob before turning to a setting.
■
Are the burner ports clogged?
See “Sealed Surface Burners” section.
Surface burner flames are uneven, yellow and/or noisy
■
Oven burner flames are yellow or noisy
■
Cooling fan runs during baking, broiling or cleaning
■
Are the burner ports clogged?
See “Sealed Surface Burners” section.
■
On models with caps, are the burner caps positioned
properly?
See “Sealed Surface Burners” section.
■
Is propane gas being used?
The appliance may have been converted improperly.
Contact a service technician or see “Assistance or Service”
section.
Is the burner wet?
Let it dry.
■
Is the cookware the proper size?
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area, element or surface burner. Cookware should not extend
more than ½" (1.3 cm) outside the cooking area.
Cooktop cooking results not what expected
■
Is the proper cookware being used?
See “Cookware” section.
■
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level?
See “Cooktop Controls” section.
■
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
Display shows messages
■
Is the display showing “PF” or a flashing time?
There has been a power failure. Clear the display. See
“Display(s)” section. On some models, reset the clock, if
needed. See “Clock” section.
■
Is the display showing a letter followed by a number?
Depending on your model, press OFF/CANCEL, OFF or
CANCEL/OFF to clear the display. See “Display(s)” section. If
it reappears, call for service. See “Assistance or Service”
section.
Excessive heat around cookware on cooktop
■
It is normal for the fan to automatically run while the oven is in
use to cool the electronic control.
Oven temperature too high or too low
Surface burner makes popping noises
■
Is propane gas being used?
The appliance may have been converted improperly. Contact
a service technician or see “Assistance or Service” section.
Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate
■
Is the oven door open?
Close the oven door all the way.
■
Has the function been entered?
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” section.
■
On some models, has a delay start Self-Clean cycle
been set?
See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” section.
■
Has a delay start been set?
See “Timed Cooking” section.
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■
Is there proper air circulation around bakeware?
See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
■
Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan?
Make sure batter is level in the pan.
■
Is the proper length of time being used?
Adjust cooking time.
■
Has the oven door been opened while cooking?
Oven peeking releases oven heat and can result in longer
cooking times.
Oven cooking results not what expected
■
Is the appliance level?
Level the appliance. See the Installation Instructions.
■
Is the proper temperature set?
Double-check the recipe in a reliable cookbook.
■
Is the proper oven temperature calibration set?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
■
Was the oven preheated?
See “Baking and Roasting” section.
■
Are baked items too brown on the bottom?
Move rack to higher position in the oven.
■
Is the proper bakeware being used?
See “Bakeware” section.
■
■
Are the racks positioned properly?
See “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
Are pie crust edges browning early?
Use aluminum foil to cover the edge of the crust and/or
reduce baking temperature.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
®
®
use only FSP replacement parts. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
®
precision used to build every new ESTATE appliance.
®
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
eXperience Center telephone number or your nearest designated
®
ESTATE service center.
Call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
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For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Estate Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Accessories U.S.A.
To order accessories, call the Whirlpool Customer eXperience
Center toll free at 1-800-442-9991 and follow the menu prompts.
Or visit our website at www.whirlpool.com and click on “Buy
Accessories Online.”
Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish
(stainless steel models)
Order Part Number 31462
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner
Order Part Number 31662
Gas Grate and Drip Pan Cleaner
Order Part Number 31617
Split-rack with Removable Insert
Order Part Number 4396927
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for FSP® replacement parts
and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
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CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
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OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
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YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE
TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if
another warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada,
call 1-800-807-6777.
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reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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