Whirlpool GR458LXL Use & care guide

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ELECTRIC RANGE
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
Models RF199LXK, GR440LXL,
GR445LXL, GR458LXL,
GR460LXL, GR465LXL,
GR475LXL
8523771A
TABLE OF CONTENTS
RANGE SAFETY .............................................................................2
The Anti-Tip Bracket ....................................................................3
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
COOKTOP USE ..............................................................................6
Cooktop Controls.........................................................................6
ACCUSIMMER® Feature ..............................................................7
Dual Cooking Zone ......................................................................7
Keep Warm Element ....................................................................7
Ceramic Glass ..............................................................................7
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls .................................................8
Lift-up Cooktop ............................................................................8
Home Canning .............................................................................9
Cookware .....................................................................................9
ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL ...................................................9
Display..........................................................................................9
Start ..............................................................................................9
Cancel ..........................................................................................9
Clock ............................................................................................9
Tones..........................................................................................10
Fahrenheit and Celsius...............................................................10
Timer...........................................................................................10
Control Lock...............................................................................10
Oven Temperature Control ........................................................10
OVEN USE.....................................................................................10
Aluminum Foil.............................................................................10
Positioning Racks and Bakeware ..............................................11
Split Oven Rack..........................................................................11
Bakeware....................................................................................11
Meat Thermometer.....................................................................12
Oven Vent ...................................................................................12
Baking and Roasting ..................................................................12
CHOICE BAKE™ Function.........................................................12
Broiling........................................................................................12
Warm Hold Feature ....................................................................13
Timed Cooking ...........................................................................13
Sequence Programming ............................................................14
Warming Drawer.........................................................................15
RANGE CARE ...............................................................................16
Self-Cleaning Cycle....................................................................16
General Cleaning ........................................................................17
Oven Light ..................................................................................18
Oven Door ..................................................................................19
Storage Drawer ..........................................................................19
Warming Drawer.........................................................................19
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................20
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................21
WARRANTY ..................................................................................24
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:
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.
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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 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
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, and toluene.
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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 – Be sure the range is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
■ Never Use the Range for Warming or Heating the
Room.
■ Do Not Leave Children Alone – Children should not
be left alone or unattended in area where the range
is in use. They should never be allowed to sit or
stand on any part of the range.
■ Wear Proper Apparel – Loose-fitting or hanging
garments should never be worn while using the
range.
■ User Servicing – Do not repair or replace any part of
the range unless specifically recommended in the
manual. All other servicing should be referred to a
qualified technician.
■ Storage in or on the Range – Flammable materials
should not be stored in an oven or near surface
units.
■ Do Not Use Water on Grease Fires – Smother fire or
flame or use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
■ Use Only Dry Potholders – Moist or damp
potholders on hot surfaces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let potholder touch hot heating
elements. Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
■ DO NOT TOUCH SURFACE UNITS OR AREAS
NEAR UNITS – Surface units may be hot even
though they are dark in color. Areas near surface
units may become hot enough to cause burns.
During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or
other flammable materials contact surface units or
areas near units until they have had sufficient time
to cool. Among those areas are the cooktop and
surfaces facing the cooktop.
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Use Proper Pan Size – The range is equipped with
one or more surface units of different size. Select
utensils having flat bottoms large enough to cover
the surface unit heating element. The use of undersized utensils will expose a portion of the heating
element to direct contact and may result in ignition
of clothing. Proper relationship of utensil to burner
will also improve efficiency.
Never Leave Surface Units Unattended at High Heat
Settings – Boilover causes smoking and greasy
spillovers that may ignite.
Make Sure Reflector Pans or Drip Bowls Are in
Place – Absence of these pans or bowls during
cooking may subject wiring or components underneath to damage.
Protective Liners – Do not use aluminum foil to line
surface unit drip bowls or oven bottoms, except as
suggested in the manual. Improper installation of
these liners may result in a risk of electric shock, or
fire.
Glazed Cooking Utensils – Only certain types of
glass, glass/ceramic, ceramic, earthenware, or other
glazed utensils are suitable for range-top service
without breaking due to the sudden change in
temperature.
Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not
Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units – To reduce the
risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and
spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil,
the handle of a utensil should be positioned so that
it is turned inward, and does not extend over
adjacent surface units.
Do Not Soak Removable Heating Elements –
Heating elements should never be immersed in
water.
Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop – If cooktop
should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may
penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of
electric shock. Contact a qualified technician
immediately.
Clean Cooktop With Caution – If a wet sponge or
cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area,
be careful to avoid steam burn. Some cleaners can
produce noxious fumes if applied to a hot surface.
Use Care When Opening Door – Let hot air or
steam escape before removing or replacing food.
Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers – Build-up
of pressure may cause container to burst and result
in injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed.
Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven
racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack
must be moved while oven is hot, do not let
potholder contact hot heating element in oven.
DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR
INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN – Heating
elements may be hot even though they are dark in
color. Interior surfaces of an oven become hot
enough to cause burns. During and after use, do
not touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact heating elements or interior
surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient time
to cool. Other surfaces of the appliance may
become hot enough to cause burns – among these
surfaces are oven vent openings and surfaces near
these openings, oven doors, and windows of oven
doors.
For self-cleaning ranges –
■ Do Not Clean Door Gasket – The door gasket is
essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not
to rub, damage, or move the gasket.
■ Do Not Use Oven Cleaners – No commercial oven
cleaner or oven liner protective coating of any kind
should be used in or around any part of the oven.
■ Clean Only Parts Listed in Manual.
■ Before Self-Cleaning the Oven – Remove broiler pan
and other utensils.
For units with ventilating hood –
■ Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently – Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
■ When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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
location and appearance of the features shown here may not match your model.
Control Panel
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3
4
6
5
7
1
8
10
9
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1. ACCUSIMMER Indicator Light
2. Left Front Control Knob
(ACCUSIMMER® Control Knob on some
models)
(Dual Cooking Zone on some models)
3. Surface Heating Indicator Light
4. Left Rear Control Knob
5. ACCUBAKE® DUO SYSTEM® Electronic
Oven Control
6. Right Rear Control Knob
7. Right Front Control Knob
8. ACCUSIMMER® Switch
9. Surface Cooking Area Locator
10. Keep Warm Element Control Knob
(on some models)
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Range
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1
8
2
3
9
10
13
11
12
4
5
6
1. Oven Vent (on ceramic glass
models)
2. Ceramic Glass
3. Dual Element
(on some models)
4. Anti-Tip Bracket
5. Model and Serial Number Plate
(behind left side of storage
drawer)
6. Storage Drawer with Liner (on
some models) or Warming
Drawer with Liner (on some
models)
7. Control Panel
8. Keep Warm Element
(on some models)
9. Hot Surface Indicator Light (on
ceramic glass models)
10. Automatic Oven Light Switch
11. Broil Element (not shown)
12. Bake Element
13. Self-Clean Latch
Parts and Features Not Shown
Coil Elements
Oven Door Window
Oven Light
Broiler Pan and Grid
Roasting Rack
COOKTOP USE
Cooktop Controls
SETTING
RECOMMENDED USE
5
[MED]
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Maintain a slow boil.
■
Fry or sauté foods.
■
Cook soups, sauces and gravies.
2-4
[MED- LO]
■
Stew or steam food.
■
Simmer.
LO
■
Keep food warm.
■
Melt chocolate or butter.
ACCUSIMMER
setting
(on some models)
LO
4
■
Precise simmer control.
■
Low simmer or when using lids.
■
High simmer or simmer without lids.
Keep Warm Element
(on some ceramic
glass models)
■
Keep cooked foods warm.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Turn off all controls when done cooking.
Failure to do so can result in death or fire.
The control knobs can be set anywhere between HI and LO. Push
in and turn to setting. Use the following chart as a guide when
setting heat levels.
SETTING
RECOMMENDED USE
HI
■
Start food cooking.
■
Bring liquid to a boil.
■
Hold a rapid boil.
■
Quickly brown or sear food.
6-8
[MED- HI]
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REMEMBER: When range is in use or (on some
models) during the Self-Cleaning cycle, the entire
cooktop area may become hot.
ACCUSIMMER® Feature
Keep Warm Element
The ACCUSIMMER® Feature setting is an adjustable heat setting
for more precise simmering. It is the left front surface cooking
area or element. The indicator light will glow when the
ACCUSIMMER® Feature is in use.
WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit for more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
The ACCUSIMMER® Feature has two settings: SIMMER and
NORMAL BURNER. When the switch is set on NORMAL
BURNER, the left front surface cooking area or element will
function as a single or dual element (on some models).
To use:
1. Press the ACCUSIMMER® switch to the SIMMER position.
The indicator light will glow.
2. Push in and turn the left front control knob to a setting
between LO and 5. Select LO for a low simmer or when using
lids and 5 for a high simmer or when not using lids.
On some models, select either the Single or Dual Zone
settings. (See “Dual Watt Element” section.)
3. Press the ACCUSIMMER® switch back to the Normal Burner
setting when finished cooking. The indicator light will go out.
Use the Keep Warm Element to keep cooked foods warm. One
hour is the recommended maximum time to maintain food
quality.
Do not use it to heat cold foods.
The Keep Warm Element can be used alone or when any of the
other surface cooking areas are being used, and can be set from
MIN to MAX for different levels of heating.
The Keep Warm Element area will not glow red when cycling on.
However, its indicator light will glow as long as the Keep Warm
Element area is too hot to touch.
■ Use only cookware and dishes recommended for oven and
cooktop use.
■
Cover all foods with a lid or aluminum foil. When warming
baked goods, allow a small opening in the cover for moisture
to escape.
■
Do not use plastic wrap to cover food. Plastic wrap may melt.
■
Use pot holders or oven mitts to remove food.
Dual Cooking Zone
1
2
KEEP WARM
OFF
1. Single size (6 in. [15.24 cm])
2. Dual size (9 in. [25.4 cm])
MAX
MIN
The Dual Cooking Zone offers flexibility depending on the size of
the cookware. Single size can be used in the same way as a
regular element. The dual size combines both the single and
outer element and is recommended for larger size cookware.
DUAL
SINGLE
LO
OFF
LO
2
2
4
4
6
6
8
8
HI
HI
1. Single
2. Dual
To Use:
1. Push in and turn KEEP WARM knob to desired setting.
2. Turn knob to OFF when finished.
Ceramic Glass
(on some models)
To Use SINGLE :
1. Push in and turn the left front control knob counterclockwise
from the OFF position to the SINGLE zone anywhere between
HI and LO.
2. Push in and turn knob to OFF when finished.
To Use DUAL :
1. Push in and turn the left front control knob clockwise from the
OFF position to the DUAL zone anywhere between HI and
LO.
2. Push in and turn knob to OFF when finished.
The surface cooking area will glow red when an element is on. It
will cycle on and off, at all settings, to maintain the selected heat
level.
It is normal for the surface of white ceramic glass to appear to
change color when surface cooking areas are hot. As the glass
cools, it will return to its original color.
Wiping off the cooktop before and after each use will help keep it
free from stains and provide the most even heating. For more
information, see “General Cleaning” section.
■ Do not store jars or cans above the cooktop. Dropping a
heavy or hard object on the cooktop could crack it.
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Do not leave a hot lid on the cooktop. As the cooktop cools,
air can become trapped between the lid and the cooktop,
and the ceramic glass could break when the lid is removed.
■
Clean up sugary spills and soils as soon as hot surface
indicator light goes off. If spills or soils are not wiped up while
warm, surface pitting can occur.
■
Do not slide cookware or bakeware across the cooktop.
Aluminum or copper bottoms and rough finishes on
cookware or bakeware could leave scratches or marks on the
cooktop.
■
Do not cook popcorn in prepackaged aluminum containers
on the cooktop. It could leave aluminum marks that cannot
be removed completely.
■
Do not allow objects that could melt, such as plastic or
aluminum foil, to touch any part of the entire cooktop.
■
Do not use the cooktop as a cutting board.
■
Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking
area. Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm)
outside the area.
Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) over the
coil element. If cookware is uneven or too large, it can produce
excess heat causing the burner bowl to change color. For more
information, see the “General Cleaning” section.
Before removing or replacing coil elements and burner bowls,
make sure they are cool and the control knobs are in the off
position.
To Remove:
1. Push in the edge of coil element toward the receptacle. Then
lift it just enough to clear the burner bowl.
2. Pull the coil element straight away from the receptacle.
3. Lift out the burner bowl.
To Replace:
1. Surface Cooking Area
2. Cookware/Canner
3. 1 in. (2.5 cm) Maximum Overhang
■
Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and
energy efficiency. Cookware with rounded, warped, ribbed or
dented bottoms could cause uneven heating and poor
cooking results.
■
Determine flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler
across the bottom of the cookware. While rotating the ruler,
no space or light should be visible between it and the
cookware.
■
Cookware designed with slightly indented bottoms or small
expansion channels can be used.
■
Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry
before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits
when heated.
■
Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop.
Hot Surface Indicator Light (under ceramic glass)
The hot surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface
cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking
area(s) is turned off.
1. Line up openings in the burner bowl with the coil element
receptacle.
2. Holding the coil element as level as possible, carefully push
coil element terminal into the receptacle.
3. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it
will go, push down the edge of the coil element opposite the
receptacle.
Lift-up Cooktop
(on some models)
The lift-up cooktop provides easy access for cleaning beneath.
Do not to drop the cooktop. Damage could occur to the finish
and the cooktop frame. For more information, see the “General
Cleaning” section.
To Lift:
Lift the cooktop by both front corners until the supports lock into
place.
HOT SURFACE
Coil Elements and Burner Bowls
(on some models)
Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner
bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also
help catch spills.
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To Replace:
1. Lift the cooktop from both sides while pressing the support
rods back to unlock them.
2. Slowly lower the cooktop into place.
Home Canning
When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface
cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches.
This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool.
■ Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking
area or element. Canners should not extend more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm) outside the cooking area.
■
Do not place canner on two surface cooking areas, elements
or surface burners at the same time.
■
On ceramic glass models, only use flat-bottomed canners.
■
On coil element models, the installation of a Canning Unit Kit
is recommended. If a kit is not installed, the life of the coil
element will be shortened. See “Assistance or Service” for
ordering instructions.
■
For more information, contact your local U.S. Government
Agricultural Department Extension Office.
Cookware
IMPORTANT: Never leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, a wellfitting 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 it 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 non-stick finish has
the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a non-stick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
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.
Cast iron
Ceramic or
Ceramic glass
ELECTRONIC OVEN
CONTROL
1. Display
2. Timer
3. Clock
4. Auto Clean
5. Oven Light Pad
6. Sequence Programming
(on some models)
7. Oven Settings
8. Warming Drawer
(on some models)
9. Temperature
10. Timed Cooking
11. Hour/Minute
12. Start/Control Lock
13. Off/Cancel
Display
When power is first supplied to the appliance, “PF” and the
current time will appear on the display. Press any pad to clear
“PF” from the display. Any other time “PF” appears, a power
failure has occurred. Press any pad and reset the Clock if
needed.
When the oven is not in use, the display shows the time of day.
When performing a timed cook function, the display will show
either hours and minutes, or minutes and seconds.
Start
The START pad begins any oven function. If not pressed within 5
seconds after pressing a function pad, the “START?” indicator
light will flash as a reminder. On some models, “START?” will
appear on the display.
If not pressed within 5 minutes after pressing a function pad, the
oven display will return to the time of day mode and the
programmed function will be canceled.
Cancel
The CANCEL pad stops any function except the Clock, Timer
and Control Lock.
Clock
This is a 12-hour clock that shows a.m. or p.m.
To Set:
Before setting, make sure the oven and Timer are off.
1. Press CLOCK.
2. Press the HR or MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to set the
time of day, including a.m. or p.m.
3. Press CLOCK or START.
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Tones
Tones are audible signals, indicating the following:
One tone
■ Valid pad press
■
Oven is preheated (long tone)
■
Function has been entered
Three tones
Invalid pad press
■
Four tones
End-of-cycle
Oven Temperature Control
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. It can be changed in Fahrenheit or
Celsius.
A minus sign means the oven will be cooler by the displayed
amount. No sign means the oven will be warmer by the displayed
amount. Use the following chart as a guide.
■
■
Reminder, repeating each minute after the end-of-cycle tones
Reminder Tones
Reminder tones may be turned off. Press and hold STOP TIME
for 5 seconds. “rEP OFF” will appear in the display. Repeat to
turn reminder tones back on, and “rEP on” will appear in the
display.
All Tones
All of the above tones are preset on, all except the end-of-cycle
tones can be turned off.
To Turn Off/On: Press and hold START TIME for 5 seconds. A
tone will sound and “Snd OFF” will appear on the display. Repeat
to turn tones on and “Snd on” will appear on the display.
ADJUSTMENT °F
(ADJUSTMENT °C)
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:
Fahrenheit and Celsius
The temperature is preset at Fahrenheit, but can be changed to
Celsius.
To Change: Press and hold 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 CANCEL.
1. Press and hold BAKE for 5 seconds until the oven display
shows the current calibration, for example “0°F CAL.”
2. Press the TEMP “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).
3. Press START.
Timer
The Timer can be set in hours or minutes up to 12 hours and 59
minutes, and counts down the set time. The Timer does not start
or stop the oven.
To Set:
1. Press TIMER SET. If no action is taken after 5 minutes, the
display will return to the time of day mode.
2. Press the HR or MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to set the
length of time to cook.
3. Press START or TIMER SET. When the set time ends, end-ofcycle tones will sound, then, if enabled, reminder tones will
sound every minute.
4. Press TIMER OFF anytime to cancel the Timer. Remember,
do not press the CANCEL pad because the oven will turn off.
To display the time of day for 5 seconds when the timer is
counting down, press CLOCK.
Control Lock
The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to prevent
unintended use of the oven.
When the control is locked, only the ACCUSIMMER®, CLOCK,
OVEN LIGHT and TIMER pads will function.
To Lock/Unlock Control: Before locking, make sure the oven
and Timer are off. Press and hold START for 5 seconds. A single
tone will sound and “Loc” will appear on the display. Repeat to
unlock. “Loc” will disappear from the display.
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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 well
ventilated room.
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.
■ 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 in. (2.5 cm) larger than the dish and that it is turned
up at the edges.
■
Do not cover food with aluminum foil when convection
cooking (on some models).
To Use Racks:
Positioning Racks and Bakeware
IMPORTANT: Never place food or bakeware directly on the oven
door or bottom. Permanent damage will occur to the porcelain
finish.
RACKS
Position racks before turning the oven on. 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.
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, carefully remove items.
1
5
4
3
2
1
2
Bakeware
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
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.
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
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).
■
BAKEWARE
To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow 2 in.
(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
Opposite corners on each rack. Make sure that no
bakeware piece is directly over another.
Even browning
Dark aluminum and
other bakeware
with dark, dull and/
or non-stick finish
■ Brown, crisp
crusts
Split Oven Rack
■
(on some models)
■
Uneven
browning
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 or on
the removable insert piece.
■
2
1
1. Split-Rack
2. Removable Insert
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Meat Thermometer
On models without a temperature probe, always rely on a meat
thermometer to determine doneness of meat and poultry. The
internal temperature, not appearance, is what counts. 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
¹⁄₂ in. (1.25 cm) more and read again. If the temperature
drops, cook the meat or poultry longer.
■
Check all meat in two or three places.
■
Oven Vent
1
1
1. Oven Vent (coil element model)
2. Oven Vent (ceramic element
model)
The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and
should not be blocked or covered. Doing so will cause poor air
circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results. Never set
plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the
oven vent.
On coil element models, the element can be used when the oven
is in use as long as the cookware does not extend more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm) over the element.
Baking and Roasting
ACCUBAKE® DUO SYSTEM® Technology
Temperature Management
The ACCUBAKE DUO SYSTEM technology electronically
regulates the oven heat levels during preheat and bake to
maintain the most uniform temperature control.
Two temperature sensors will independently control the bake and
broil elements for optimal cooking results. The bake and broil
elements cycle on and off in intervals. The bake element will glow
red when cycling on, the broil element will not. This feature is
automatically activated when the oven is in use.
Before baking and roasting, position racks according to the
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. When roasting, it is
not necessary to wait for the oven preheat conditioning time to
end before putting food in unless recommended in the recipe.
To Bake or Roast:
1. Press BAKE.
2. Press TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pad to set a temperature
other than 350°F (177°C) in 5° amounts. The bake range can
be set between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and 260°C).
3. Press START. The temperature can be changed after this
step. START does not need to be pressed again.
4. Press CANCEL when finished.
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Preheating
After START is pressed, the oven will enter a timed preheat
conditioning. “PrE” and the countdown time will appear on the
display. When the preheat conditioning time ends, a tone will
sound and the selected temperature will appear on the display.
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 due to the cycling of the elements.
CHOICE BAKE™ Function
The CHOICE BAKE™ function minimizes the top heat during
oven cooking. It is ideal for baking pies, casseroles and breads,
and for roasting foods that require longer and slower cook times
such as poultry and roasts.
Similar to the baking and roasting function, the bake elements or
burners cycle on and off at intervals during CHOICE BAKE™
cycle. However, the cycle duration for the broil element is much
shorter during CHOICE BAKE™ cycle, allowing less top
browning of foods and more customized control for your baking
results.
To Use:
1. Press CHOICE BAKE™ function.
2. Press the TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pad to set a
temperature other that 350°F (177°C) in 5° amounts. The
bake range can be set between 170°F and 500°F (77°C and
260°C).
3. Press START. The temperature can be changed after this
step. Start does not need to be pressed again.
4. Press CANCEL when finished cooking.
To use the CHOICE BAKE™ function during a regular BAKE
cycle to achieve less top browning, press CHOICE BAKE™
button function, set the desired temperature and press START.
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.
■ Use only the broiler pan and grid provided with the range. It is
designed to drain juices and help prevent spatter and smoke.
■
For proper draining, do not cover the broiler grid with foil. The
bottom of the pan may be lined with aluminum foil for easier
cleaning.
■
Trim excess fat to reduce spattering. Slit the remaining fat on
the edges to prevent curling.
■
Pull out oven rack to the 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.
■
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.
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
the broil stop position to ensure proper broiling temperature.
Warm Hold Feature
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.
To Broil:
1. Press CUSTOM BROIL.
2. Press START.
3. Press CANCEL when finished.
To Custom Broil:
1. Press CUSTOM BROIL.
2. Press TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pad to change the
temperature in 5° amounts. The broil range can be set
between 300°F and 500°F (150°C and 260°C).
3. Press START.
4. Press CANCEL when finished.
BROILING CHART
For best results, place food 3 in. (7 cm) or more from the broil
element. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted
for individual foods and 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
COOK
TIME
minutes
Side 1
Side 2
Steak
1 in. (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
³₄ in. (2 cm) thick
well done
4
13-14
7-8
Pork chops
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
4
20-22
10-11
Ham slice, precooked
¹₂ in. (1.25 cm) thick
4
8-10
4-5
Frankfurters
4
5-7
3-4
Lamb chops
1 in. (2.5 cm) thick
4
14-17
8-9
Chicken
bone-in pieces
boneless breasts
Fish
Fillets ¹₄- ¹₂ in.
(.6-1.25 cm) thick
Steaks ³₄- 1 in.
(2-2.5 cm) thick
IMPORTANT: Food must be at serving temperature before
placing it in the warmed oven. Food may be held up to one hour,
however breads and casseroles may become too dry if left in the
oven during Warm Hold.
Warm Hold Feature allows hot cooked foods to stay serving
temperature. It can also be used at the end of a timed cook.
To Use Warm Hold as Stand-Alone Mode:
1. Press WARM.
2. Set the temperature (optional).
3. Press the TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pad to raise or lower
the temperature in 5°F (3°C) amounts to set a temperature
other than 150°F (66°C). The warm range is between 100°F
and 200°F (38°C and 93°C).
4. Press START.
5. Press CANCEL when finished.
To Use Automatic Warm Hold Feature:
At the end of a timed cook, either with or without a delayed start,
or at the end of a sequence program in which the last step is not
the Warm Hold mode, the oven will automatically default to a
1-hour warm hold mode at 170°F (77°C).
When the cook time ends or the last step of the sequence is
complete, the display will show a warming countdown time.
When warming ends, the oven will automatically shut off and
“End” will appear on the display. Four tones will sound and then
four 1-second reminder tones will sound every minute thereafter.
To Disable Automatic Warm Hold: Press and hold WARM for 5
seconds. “Off” will appear in the 4-digit display. Repeat to turn
back on.
When using the Automatic Warm Hold Feature, cook times may
need to be adjusted accordingly so that foods do not become
overcooked and dry.
Timed Cooking
WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
3
4
17-20
11-16
17-20
11-16
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour
before or after cooking.
4
8-10
4-5
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
4
16-18
8-9
* Place up to 9 patties, equally spaced, on broiler grid.
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 which use ingredients such as yeast or baking
powder to leaven the food.
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To Set a Timed Cook:
1. Press BAKE (optional).
2. Press the TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter a
temperature other than the one displayed.
3. Press STOP TIME.
4. Press the HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter
the desired time to end cooking.
5. Press START. The display will count down the time.
When the time ends, the oven will shut off automatically and
“End” will appear on the display. End-of-cycle tones will
sound, then, if enabled, reminder tones will sound every
minute.
6. Open and close the oven door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
To Set a Delayed Timed Cook:
Before setting, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of
day. See “Clock” section.
1. Press desired cook function.
2. Press the TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter a
temperature other than the one displayed.
3. Press START TIME.
4. Press the HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter
the time of day to start.
5. Press STOP TIME (optional).
6. If STOP TIME has been pressed, press the HR and MIN “up”
or “down” arrow pads to enter the desired time to end
cooking.
7. Press START. “DELAY” will appear on the display.
When the start time is reached, the oven will automatically
turn on. When the stop time is reached (if programmed), the
oven will shut off automatically and “End” will appear on the
display. End-of-cycle tones will sound, then, if on, reminder
tones will sound every minute.
8. Open and close the oven door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
Sequence Programming
(on some models)
Sequence Programming allows you to program at one time up to
four cook functions, and is usable with other electronic oven
control functions, such as the Timer and Warming Drawer.
Sequence Programming takes precedence over any nonsequenced cook function. For example, if an untimed Bake
function is in process and a sequence program is started, the
untimed Bake function will be canceled, and the program
sequence will start.
All steps of a sequenced program must be programmed with a
stop time. If a stop time is not entered for a step in the sequence
program, and the FIRST/NEXT STEP pad is pressed, three tones
will sound.
To Program the First Step of the Sequence:
1. Press FIRST/NEXT STEP. “PROGRAM” and “STEP” will
appear on the display. A flashing “1” will also appear on the
display, indicating that step 1 is being programmed.
2. Choose the desired cook function by pressing any cook
function key.
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3. Press START TIME, then HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrow
pads to set the time of day for the first cook function to begin.
If START TIME is not pressed, then the sequence of cook
functions will begin immediately once programming is
complete and START is pressed.
The display will show either the time of day (if start time was
not programmed) or the start time (if same was programmed),
but with a flashing colon. “Stop” and “Time” will also appear
on the display.
4. Press STOP TIME, then HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrow
pads to set the time of day for the first cook function to stop.
To Program Next Steps of the Sequence:
1. Press FIRST/NEXT STEP. “PROGRAM” and “STEP” will
appear on the display. The number of the steps being
programmed will flash.
“START” and “TIME will appear on the display.
2. Choose the desired cook function by pressing any cook
function key.
3. Press TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pad (if desired) to select
temperature.
4. Press STOP TIME, then HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrow
pads to select stop time.
5. Press START to begin sequence.
6. Press CANCEL at any time to clear program and to stop
program.
To Review/Modify Programmed Sequence:
If program steps are partially or completely programmed, yet the
sequence has not been started, the programmed cook functions
can be reviewed.
1. Press REVIEW STEPS. Step 1 will appear in the display.
Subsequent presses of REVIEW STEPS will cause display of
programmed steps in order.
“STEP” and “RECALL” will appear on the display. The
number of the displayed step will flash. A recalled step will
remain lit on the display for 5 minutes if no further action is
taken.
2. If fewer than four steps have been programmed, press
REVIEW STEPS repeatedly until the last programmed step is
displayed, then press FIRST/NEXT STEP if it is desired to
program an additional step.
While a step is recalled, a cook function pad can be used to
change the function, or the TEMPERATURE “up” or “down”
arrow pad can be used to change the set temperature.
START TIME, when used with the HR or MIN “up” or “down”
arrow pads, can be used to change, add or delete a delayed
start. STOP TIME can be used to change the stop time.
Changing the stop time of a step will automatically change
the start times and stop times of all subsequent programmed
cook functions.
3. After Review/Modification of the programmed sequence is
complete, press START to begin sequence.
To Modify Sequence Programming:
1. Press UNDO.
The last step of the sequence will be canceled, and the step
prior to the canceled sequence will show on the display for
either review or modification.
If the programmed sequence has not been started, see “To
Program Next Steps of the Sequence” section to program a
step to replace the canceled cook function.
2. Press START. The first step will show on the display and the
program sequence will begin.
Changes can be made during a programmed cook function;
however, changes cannot be made after a programmed cook
function has been completed.
Warming Drawer Temperature Chart
Different foods require different settings in order to maintain the
ideal serving temperature. Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
SETTING
Appetizers
dr HI
Biscuits
dr LO
Chicken
Boneless, Breaded
Nuggets
dr HI
dr HI
Coffee Cake
dr LO
Dinner Plate (1)
Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
dr HI
Fish Pieces
Breaded
Battered
dr HI
dr HI
French Fries
dr HI
The Warming Drawer is ideal for keeping hot cooked foods at
serving temperature. It may also be used for warming breads and
pastries.
Different types of food may be placed in the warming drawer at
the same time. For best results, do not hold foods longer than
one hour. For smaller quantities or heat-sensitive foods, such as
eggs, do not hold longer than 30 minutes.
Food must be at serving temperature before being placed in the
warming drawer. Breads, pastries, and fruit pies may be heated
from room temperature on the HI setting.
Remove food from plastic bags and place in oven-safe container.
Cover foods with a lid or aluminum foil.
Do not cover with plastic wrap.
Empty serving dishes and oven proof dishes can be heated while
the warming drawer is preheating.
Gravy
dr 4
Ham, Boneless
dr 3
Hard Rolls
dr LO
Lasagna
dr 4
Pastries
Pre-Packaged, baked
Pre-Packaged, frozen
dr 4
dr LO
Pie
Single Crust
Double Crust
dr LO
dr LO
Pizza
dr 4
To Use:
Potatoes, Baked
dr 4
Quiche
dr 3
Roast, Boneless
dr 4
Roasted Chicken
dr 4
Soft Rolls
dr LO
If at any time during an active sequenced program FIRST/
NEXT STEP is pressed, three tones will sound.
Warming Drawer
(on some models)
WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit for more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
1. Place cooked food(s) in warming drawer.
2. Press WARMING DRAWER. “dr Lo,” “DRAWER” and
“START?” will appear on the display.
3. Press START. “DRAWER” and “ON” will appear on the
display.
4. Press DRAWER OFF when finished.
Warming Drawer Settings:
The warming drawer is pre-set for a “Lo” temperature, but can be
changed by pressing the TEMP “up” arrow pad. Use the
following chart as a guide when selecting a different temperature
other than “Lo.”
SETTINGS
TEMPERATURES
dr Lo (Low)
keeps soft rolls warm
100°F (38°C)
dr 2 (Medium Low)
140°F (60°C)
dr 3 (Medium)
160°F (71°C)
dr 4 (Medium High)
180°F (88°C)
dr HI (High)
keeps french fries crisp and
warm
195°F (91°C)
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RANGE CARE
Prepare Cooktop and Storage Drawer:
Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may
melt.
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Self-Cleaning Cycle
(on some models)
WARNING
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. See “Oven Vent(s)” 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 in. (3.8 cm) area
around the inside oven cavity frame, being careful 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.
■
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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Remove all items from the storage drawer.
How the Cycle Works
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 to 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 completely cooled 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 HR and MIN “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. The oven door will automatically lock.
“LOCKED” will appear on the display. 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
“LOCKED” will disappear.
4. Press CANCEL or open the oven door to clear the oven
display.
To Delay Start Self-Clean:
Before delay starting Self-Clean, make sure the clock is set to the
correct time of day. See “Clock” section. Also, 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 HR “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 TIME.
4. Press the HR and MIN “up” or “down” arrows pads to enter
the time of day to start.
5. Press START. The time of day is displayed.
The door will automatically lock and “LOCKED” and “DELAY”
will appear on the display. The door will not unlock until the
oven cools. When the start time is reached, the oven will
automatically turn on. When the cycle is complete and the
oven cools, “End” will appear on the lower oven display and
“LOCKED” will disappear.
6. Press any pad or open the oven door to clear the oven
display.
A Cooktop Scraper is also recommended for stubborn soils, and
can be ordered as an accessory. See “Assistance or Service” to
order. The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store razor
blades out of the reach of children.
Light to moderate soil
■ Paper towels or clean damp sponge: Clean while the cooktop
is still warm. You may want to wear oven mitts while doing so.
Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)
■ Cooktop Scraper: Clean while the cooktop is still warm. You
may want to wear oven mitts while doing so.
■
To Stop Self-Clean any time:
Press CANCEL. If the oven temperature is too high, “cln,”
“TIMED,” “ON,” “cool,” and “LOCKED” will appear on the display
and the door will remain locked. It will not unlock until the oven
cools.
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.
■ Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or non-abrasive scrubbing
pad: Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
STAINLESS STEEL (on some models)
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop
Polishing Creme, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or some
paper towels. Damage may occur.
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
■ Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (not included): See
“Assistance or Service” section to order.
■
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner: Rinse with clean
water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
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Vinegar for hard water spots
Cooktop Polishing Creme and clean damp paper towel:
Clean as soon as cooktop has cooled down. Rub creme into
surface with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue
rubbing until white film disappears.
Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration
Cooktop Polishing Creme or non-abrasive cleanser: Rub
product into soil with a damp paper towel or soft cloth.
Continue rubbing until white film disappears.
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Burned-on soil
Cooktop Polishing Creme and Cooktop Scraper: Rub creme
into soil with damp paper towel. Hold scraper as flat as
possible on surface and scrape. Repeat for stubborn spots.
Polish entire cooktop with creme and paper towel.
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Metal marks from aluminum and copper
Cooktop Polishing Creme: Clean as soon as cooktop has
cooled down. Rub creme into surface with a damp paper
towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white film
disappears. The marks will not totally disappear but after
many cleanings become less noticeable.
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Tiny scratches and abrasions
Cooktop Polishing Creme: Rub creme into surface with a
damp paper towel or soft cloth. Continue rubbing until white
film disappears. Scratches and abrasions do not affect
cooking performance and after many cleanings become less
noticeable.
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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.
■ Soap and water or dishwasher: Pull knobs straight away from
control panel to remove.
CERAMIC GLASS (on some models)
Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine
bleach, rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur.
Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly
to prevent streaking and staining.
Cooktop Polishing Creme is recommended regularly to help
prevent scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition the
cooktop, and can be ordered as an accessory. See “Assistance
or Service” to order.
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CONTROL PANEL
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths
or some paper towels. Damage may occur.
■ Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge: Apply glass cleaner
to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on panel.
COIL ELEMENTS (on some models)
Do not clean or immerse in water. Soil will burn off when hot. For
more information, see “Coil Elements and Burner Bowls.”
■ Damp cloth: Make sure control knobs are off and elements
are cool.
BURNER BOWLS (on some models)
■
Solution of ¹₂ cup (125 mL) ammonia to 1 gal. (3.75 L) water:
Soak for 20 minutes, then scrub with stainless steel wool
pad.
■
Oven cleaner: Follow product label instructions.
■
Mildly abrasive cleanser: Scrub with wet scouring pad.
Porcelain enamel only, not chrome
■ Dishwasher
SURFACE UNDER COOKTOP (on some models)
Do not remove the cooktop to avoid product damage. For more
information, see “Lift-up Cooktop” section.
■ Steel wool pad
BROILER PAN AND GRID
Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
■ Mildly abrasive cleanser: 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
■
STORAGE DRAWER (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool and empty before cleaning. For more
information, see “Storage Drawer” section.
■ Mild detergent
WARMING DRAWER (on some models)
Make sure drawer is cool.
■ Mild detergent
Oven Light
The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. It will come
on when the oven door is open. It will not work during the SelfCleaning cycle. On some models, when the oven door is closed,
press OVEN LIGHT to turn it on or off.
Before replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and
the control knobs are in the off position.
OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
Glass cleaner and paper towels or non-abrasive plastic
scrubbing pad: Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge,
not directly on panel.
■
To Replace:
1. Unplug range or disconnect power.
2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven
counterclockwise to remove.
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.
■ Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first.
OVEN AND ROASTING RACKS
■
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.
■
Steel wool pad
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3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket.
4. Replace bulb and bulb cover by turning clockwise.
5. Plug in range or reconnect power.
Oven Door
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.
For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven
door. However, if necessary, 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.
5. Open the door completely and remove the door removal pins.
Save door removal pins for future use.
6. Close the door.
Storage Drawer
2. Pry door stop clip free and remove from front frame hinge
slot. Take care 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.
The storage drawer can be removed. Before removing, make sure
drawer is cool and empty.
To Remove:
1. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop.
2. Lift up the back of the drawer and pull out.
To Replace:
1. Fit the ends of the drawer rails into the guides in the cavity.
2. Slide the drawer closed.
Warming Drawer
(on some models)
2. Carefully 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.
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.
Remove all items from inside the warming drawer, and allow the
unit to cool completely before attempting to remove the drawer.
To Remove:
1. Open drawer to its full open position.
2. Locate the black triangle-shaped tabs on both sides of the
drawer.
1
1. Tab
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.
3. Press the tab down on the right side, and lift tab up on the left
side at the same time, then pull drawer out another inch.
4. Holding the drawer by its sides, not its front, carefully pull it
all the way out.
To Replace:
1. Align the drawer glides with the receiving guides.
2. Push drawer in all the way.
3. Gently open and close the drawer to ensure it is seated
properly on the slides.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
OVEN INDICATOR LIGHTS FLASH
■
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of
an unnecessary service call.
DISPLAY SHOWS MESSAGES
NOTHING WILL OPERATE
■
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
outlet.
■
Has a household fuse been blown or has the circuit
breaker been tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
■
Is the display showing “PF”? 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.
COOKTOP WILL NOT OPERATE
■
Is the control knob set correctly? Push in knob before
turning to a setting.
■
On ceramic glass models, is the “Cooktop Lockout” set?
See “Cooktop Lockout” 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.
EXCESSIVE HEAT AROUND COOKWARE ON COOKTOP
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 1 in. (2.5 cm)
outside the cooking area.
■
Do the oven indicator lights flash? See the “Oven Indicator
Lights” section. If the indicator light(s) keeps flashing call for
service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
OVEN COOKING RESULTS NOT WHAT EXPECTED
HOT SURFACE INDICATOR LIGHT STAYS ON
Does the Hot Surface indicator light stay on after control
knob(s) have been turned off? See “Cooktop Controls”
section.
■
COOKTOP 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.
■
Is the proper cookware being used? See “Cookware”
section.
■
Was the oven preheated? See “Baking and Roasting”
section.
■
Is the control knob set to the proper heat level? See
“Cooktop Controls” section.
■
Is the proper bakeware being used? See “Bakeware”
section.
■
Is the appliance level? Level the appliance. See the
Installation Instructions.
■
Are the racks positioned properly? See “Positioning Racks
and Bakeware” section.
■
Is there proper air circulation around bakeware? See
“Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section.
OVEN WILL NOT OPERATE
■
Is the electronic oven control set correctly? See
“Electronic Oven Control” section.
■
Is the batter evenly distributed in the pan? Check to make
sure batter is level in the pan.
■
Has a delay start been set? See “Timed Cooking” section.
■
■
On some models, is the Control Lock set? See “Control
Lock” section.
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.
■
Are baked items too brown on the bottom? Move rack to
higher position in the oven.
■
Are pie crust edges browning early? Use aluminum foil to
cover the edge of the crust.
OVEN TEMPERATURE TOO HIGH or TOO LOW
■
Does the oven temperature calibration need adjustment?
See “Oven Temperature Control” section.
■
On some models, does the cooling fan run during BAKE,
BROIL or CLEAN? It is normal for the fan to automatically
run when the oven is in use. These helps cool the electronic
control.
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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
only use 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 WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
Interaction Center telephone number or your nearest Whirlpool
designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction 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.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction 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 Interaction
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.”
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Notes
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL® COOKTOP, BUILT-IN OVEN AND RANGE WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool Corporation designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CLEANTOP® COOKTOP
On ceramic glass ranges and ceramic glass cooktops, in the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this appliance
is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP®
replacement parts for the CLEANTOP® ceramic glass cooktop.
Whirlpool Corporation warrants that the ceramic glass cooktop will not discolor, the cooktop pattern will not wear off, the rubber seal
between the ceramic glass cooktop and porcelain edge will not crack, the ceramic glass cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock
and the surface unit elements will not burn out.
Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring, or to replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
2. Repairs when your appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
5. Repairs to CLEANTOP® ceramic glass cooktop or other surfaces if they have not been cared for as recommended in the Use and
Care Guide.
6. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
7. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
8. Any labor costs during the limited warranty period.
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 exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, 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 this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found
by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-253-1301 (toll-free),
5/00
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your 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/plate, located on your appliance as shown in the
“Parts and Features” section.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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