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A NoteToYou
Pats And Features
Your Range
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Caring For
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IfYou Need Assistance
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You have purchased a quality, world-class horns appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we have
developed this Use and Care Guide. lt is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain
your appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
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to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, bums, fire and electrical shock
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
Our Consumer
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24 hours a day.
lf you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see ‘If
You Need Assistance Or Service on page 25. If you need further help, feel free to call our Consumer
Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and
serial number. You can find this information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 6). For your convenience, we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers,
the purchase date from the sales slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book
and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase Date
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to
persons, or damage when using the range, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
4ead all instructions before
using the range.
4nstall or locate the range only
in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
aWARNING: To reduce the risk
of ti ping of the appliance, the
app Piance must be secured by
a proper1 installed anti-tip
bracket. f!o check if the bracket
is installed properly, see The
anti-tip bracket! on page 17.
@CAUTION: Do not store things
children mi ht want above the
range. Chi!%ren could be.
bugmo;dtiorInjured while cllmb.
l Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand
on an part of the range. They
could ‘be burned or injured.
l Do not operate the range if it
is damaged or not working
.Do not use the range for
warming or heatin the room.
Persons could be %urned or
injured, or a fire could start.
*Use the range only for its-in- .
te;e;tluse as described In this
ADOnot touch surface units,
areas near units, heating elements or interior surfaces of
oven. Surface units and heating
elements may be hot even
though they are dark in color.
Areas near surface units and
interior surfaces of an oven
become hot enou h to cause
bums. During an CPafter use, do
not touch, or let clothing or
other flammable materials
contact surface units, areas
near units, heatin elements or
interior surfaces 07 oven until
they have had sufficient time to
cool. Other surfaces of the
range may become hot enough
to cause burns: such as, the
ADOnot wear loose or hanging
garments when using the
range. They could ignite if they
touch a hot surface unit and
you could be burned.
continued on next page
@Useonly d potholders. Moist
or damp por holders on hot
surfaces ma result in bums
from steam. b 0 not let potholder touch hot heating
elements. Do not use a towel
or bul cloth for a potholder.
It coul2 catch on fire.
@Keeprange vents unobstructed.
@Donot heat unopened containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could cause bums
and container particles could
cause injury.
.Do not store flammable materials on or near the range. The
fumes can create an explosion
and/or fire hazard.
the cooktop
*Do not cook on a broken
cooktop. If cooktop should
break, cleaning solutions and
spillovers may penetrate the
broken cooktop and create a
risk of electrical shock. Contact
a qualified technician immediately.
@Selecta pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
the surface unit. If pan is
smaller than the surface unit,
some of the heatin
Gheck to be sure lass cooking utensils are sa9e for use
on the range. Only certain
types of glass, glass-ceramic,
ceramic, earthenware or other
glazed utensils are suitable for
cooktops without breaking due
to the sudden change in
@Neverleave surface units
unattended at high heat settings. A boilover could result
and cause smokin and
gr;;ty spillovers t I?at may
*Turn pan handles inward, but
not over other surface units.
This will help reduce the
chance of bums, i niting of
flammable materia9s, and
spills due to bumping of the
the oven
@Always position oven rack(s)
in desired location while oven
is cool. If a rack must be removed while oven is hot, do
not let potholder contact hot
heating element in oven.
4Jse care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or swam
escape before removing or
replacing food.
@Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillavers immediately.
minimized by venting with a
hood or open window and wiping out excess food spills prior
to self-cleaning.
@Donot use water on grease
fires. Never pick up a flaming
pan. Smother flamin pan on
range by coverin WI9h a wellfitted lid, cookie sw eet or flat
tray. Flaming grease outside of
an can be extin uished with
gaking soda or, iPavailable, a
multipurpose dry chemical or
foam-type extinguisher.
*Do not use oven cleaners. No
commercial oven cleaner or
oven liner rotective coating of
any kind s I!ould be used in or
around any part of the oven.
*Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove broiler an, broiler rid,
oven racks an cf other utensr9 s.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous parts unless you
are instructed to do so in this
Use and Care Guide.
ADOnot clean door heat seal. It
is essential for a ood seal.
Care should be ta% en not to
rub, damage or move the seal.
Clean only parts recommended
in this Use and Care Guide.
ADOnot repair or replace any
part of the range unless specifically recommended in this
manual. All other servicing
should be referred to a qualified
l Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
Care and cleaning
*Clean cooktop with care. Some
cleaners can produce noxious
fumes if applied to a hot surface. If a wet pa er towel is
used to wipe s 7I Is on a hot
cooking area, Be careful to
avoid steam bums.
@Smallamounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are iven
off in the Self-Cleaning cyc9e
from fiberglass insulatron and
food decomposition. Si nificant
exposure to these subs9antes
can cause cancer or reproductive harm. Exposure can be
Parts And Features
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the
location and appearance of all parts and features.
Own vant
oven light
numbu plate
Broil okment
Bake element
l toregedrawer
Manual oven bmperaturs
Left front
control knob
Left rW
control knob
heating ourtam
Indicator Indicator Indicator
Right front
rcontrol knob
Using Your Range
In This
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Enwgy Mvlng tips . ..-U------....-.
Udng the automatic MEALTlMER~clock,-.
Setting the clock,,,-....,.-....----.11
The oven vent --..-------....-.-..
Using the Minute Timer . .. .. ..-....-----.ll
The dorage drawer I-....---“.-
The anti-tip bracket -......-....-.....---.....
For beat air circulation -.._-.U&g
dumlnum foil for baking “.-----.
Adjusting the oven temperature control --.
Optional door pand pat ,----...---.I7
To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives
you important information for efficient and safe use of your range.
the surface
Control knob8 must be pushed In before
turning them to a setting. They can be set
anywhere between HI and OFF.
The solid dot in the surface unit marker shows
which surface unit is turned on by that knob.
The SURFACE HEATING Indicator Light on the
control panel will glow when a surface unit is
turned on.
Hot surface
The Hot Surface Indicator Light on the control
panel will glow when a surface unit becomes too
hot to touch. The Indicator Light will continue to
glow as long as the surface unit is too hot to
touch, even after it is turned off.
Burn and Fire Hazard
Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF
and all indicator lights are OFF when you are
not cooking.
Someone could be burned or a fire could stari
if a surface unit is accidentally left ON.
NOTE: The surface elements may smoke slightly
and emft a burning odor during the first few hours
of use. This is normal. tt is caused by the
insulation material of the new ceramic cooktop
elements and will not occur again.
Until you get used to the sedngs, use the
following as a guide. For best results, start
cooking at the high settings: then turn the control
knob down to continue cookfng.
To start foods cooking.
*To bring liquids to a boil.
*To hold a rapid boil.
@To fry chicken or pancakes.
l For gravy, pudding and icing.
(oppodto OFF) l To cook large amounts of
l To keep food cooking after
starting it on a higher setting.
l To keep food warm until ready
1 to serve.
the ceramic
Cooking on the ceramic cooktop is almost the
same as coofdng on conventional surface units.
There are, however, a few differences:
l The ceramic cooktop will take slightfy longer to
heat up than a coil surface unit. It will also take
a little longer to cool down.
l The surface unit will glow red when ft is turned
on. You will see the element cycling on (glowing
red) and off to maintain the proper temperature
setting you have selected.
l I you use the ceramic cooktop for canning, use
the left front surface unit For best canning
results, use a flat-bottomed canner.
l Sliding metal pans on the ceramic cooktop
surface could leave marks. Clean metal marks
using the Cooktop Polishing Creme included
with your range. Remove th-e marks before
using the cooktop egaln. Wiping off the
cooktop after each use will help keep the
surface free from stains and provide the most
even heating. See pages 21 and 22 for care
and cleaning suggestions.
l Do not leave an empty utensil, or one which has
boiled dry, on a hot surface unft. lt can overf-reat
and may damage the utensil or surface unit.
l Do not use canners, woks and speciafty utensils
wfth rounded, warped, ridged or dented
bottoms. These could cause severe overheating
which damages the utensil an&or surface unit.
There is no one brand of cooking utensil that is
best for all people. Knowing something about pan
materials and construction will help you select the
coned cooking utensils for your needs.
l Wnh your hand, feel the bottom of your pans
while they are cool for nicks and scratches.
Nicks and scratches on pan bottoms will
scratch the ceramic cooktop.
l For best results and greater energy efficiency,
use only flat-bottomed utensils that make good
contact with the surface units. To check the
flatness of a utensil:
-Turn it over and check the bottom of the pan
by placing a ruler across it.
- Rotate the ruler in all directions. There should
be no gaps between the pan and the ruler.
NOTE: Woks, canners and teakettles with flat
bottoms suitable for use on your cooktop are
now available in most houseware stores or
l The pan should have straight sides and a tightfiiing lid.
l Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness)
pans that are fairly lightweight. Remember that
a very heavy pan will be even heavier when
filled with food.
. The pan material (metal or glass) affects how
fast heat transfers from the surface unit through
the pan material and how evenfy heat spreads
over the pan bottom Choose pans that provide
the best cooking resufts.
l Handles should be made of a sturdy, heatresistant material and be securefy attached to
the pan.
Use flat-bottomed canners/pans for best
results. Some canners have ridged bottoms
(porcelain enamel-ware) and are not recommended. They do not make good contact wfth
the surface unit and cause severe overheating
which damages the cooktop.
For best results, use the largest surface unit.
Also, use a canner/pan which can be centered
over the surface unit and which does not
extend more than one inch outside surface unit
area. Large diameter canners/pans, if not
properly centered, trap heat and can cause
damage to the cooktop.
Do not place canner on two surface units at the
same time. Excessive heat buildup will
damage the cooktop.
Start with hot water. This reduces the time the
control is set on high. Reduce heat setting to
lowest position needed to keep water boiling.
To prolong the life of the elements:
- Prepare small batches at a time.
- Do not use elements for canning all day.
and pans
For baking/roasting wfth one rack, the rack
should be placed so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven. Always leave at least 1l/z to
2 inches (4-5 cm) between the sides of the pan
and the oven walls and other pans.
For proper cooking, follow these guidelinea
for specific foods:
l Angel and bundt cakes, yeast breads, frozen
pies, large roasts and turkeys-place rack on
lowest level.
l Casseroles, muffins, most quick breads and
meats-place rack on second or third level from
. Cookies, biscuits, cakes and non-frozen piesplace rack on second or third level from bottom.
When baking on two racks, arrange racks on
bottom and third level from bottom.
Penonai Injury Hazard
Always position oven rack(s) in desired
location before turning oven on. Be sure
the rack(s) is level.
l ff rack(s) must be moved while oven is
hof use potholders or oven mitts to
protect hands.
Failure to follow the above precautions may
result in personal injury.
NOTE: For recommended rack placement when
broiling, see ‘Broiling rack position chaK on
page 14.
For best air circulation
The hot air must circulate around the pans in the
oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven.
This results in better baking.
l Place the pans so that one is not directly over
the other.
l Allow 1l/z to 2 inches (45 cm) of space around
each pan and between pans and oven walls.
l Use onfy one coolde sheet in the oven at one
Use the following as a guide to determine where
to place the pans.
One pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two pane
Place in opposite comers of the oven rack.
Three or four pane
Place in opposite corners on each oven rack
Stagger pans so no pan is directly over another.
NOTE: “Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times and unsatisfactory baking or
roasting results. Use a reliable kitchen timer to
keep track of the cooking time.
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or
l Place the foil on the oven rack below the rack
with the food. The foil should have the edges
turned up and be about 1 inch (3 cm) larger all
around than the dish holding the food.
l Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil.
lt will reduce air circulation and cause poor
cooking results.
l Do not line oven bottom or entire oven rack with
foil or other liners. Poor baking will result.
Electrical Shock and Fire Hazard
Do not allow foil to touch the heating
elements because lt will damage them and
could result in shock or fire hazard.
the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set
the clock
1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn
clockwise until clock shows the correct time
of day.
2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out Turn
clockwise until Minute Timer hand points to
OFF. The clock setting will change if you
push in the knob when turning.
the Minute
The Minute Turner does not start or stop the oven.
ft works like a k3chen timer. Set it in minutes up
to an hour. You will hear a buzzer when the set
time is up.
Do not purh in the knob when setting the
Minute Timer.
1. Without pushing it in, turn the Minute Timer
Knob counterclockwise until the timer hand
passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing it in, turn the knob back to
the setting you want.
When the time k up, a buzzer will sound.
To stop the buzzer, turn the Minute Timer
hand to OFF.
NOTE: Pushing in and turning the Minute Timer
Knob changes the clock setting.
1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on
the oven. To change rack position, lift rack
at front and puifout. For further information,
see “Positioning racks and pans’ on page 9.
2. Se1 the Oven Selector to BAKE.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the baking/roasting temperature you want.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come
on. The oven is preheated when the OVEN
HEATING Indicator Light first goes off.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
4. Put food in the oven.
During baking/roasting, the elements will
turn on and off to maintain the temperature
setting. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will turn on and off with the elements.
NOTE: The top element helps heat during
baking/roasting, but doer, not turn red.
5. When baking/roasting is done, turn both the
Oven Selector and the Oven Tewerature
Control Knob to OFF. The OVEN HEATING
Indicator Light will go off.
the oven temperature
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your
old oven? The temperature of your old oven may
have shifted gradually without you noticing the
change. Your new oven is properly adjusted to
provide accurate temperatures. But, when
compared to your old oven, the new design may
give you different resufts.
lf. after using the oven for a period of time, you
are not satisfied with the temperature settings,
they can be adjusted by following these steps:
1. Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the off position. Pull knob straight off and flip it
2 Loosen the lockfng screws inside the control
knob. Note the position of the notches.
3. To lower the temperature, hold knob handle
firmly and move the tooth a notch counterclockwise. Each notch equals about
5°F (2.5%).
4. To rake the tempereture, hold knob handle
firmly and move the tooth a notch clockwise.
Each notch equals about 5’F (2.5%).
Tighten the Iocking acrewa and replace the
control knob.
1. Position the rack before turning the oven on.
See “Broiling rack position chart” on page 14.
2. Put the broiler pan and food on the rack
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop position (open
about 4 inches [ 10.2 cm]). The door will stay
open by itsetf.
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knob to BROIL The OVEN HEATING
indicator Light will come on.
NOTE: Do not preheat oven when broiling.
5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob
to OFF. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will go off.
lf food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob counterclockwise until the
OVEN HEATING Indicator Light goes off.
If you want the food to broil slower from the start.
set the Oven Temperature Control Knob between
170°F and 325°F (77% and 163°C). These
temperature settings allow the broil heating
element to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower
the temperature. the slower the cooking.
Fish and chicken are some f?ods that may cook
better if you use lower broiling temperatures.
The Oven Selector must be on BROIL for ail
broiling tempereturea.
NOTE: The oven door must be partly open
whenever the oven is set to BROIL. Leaving the
door open allows the oven to maintain proper
Quickfy searing food,
rare steaks
Medium steaks and
patties, ham slices, fiih
steaks, frankfurters
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops, split
chicken, pork steaks
and chops, whole fish
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They
are designed to drain excess liquid and fat
away from the cooking surface to help prevent
spatter, smoke or fire.
Refer to a broiling chart in a reliable cookbook
for correct broiling times.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan from the
oven when you remove the food. Drippings will
bake on the pan if it is left in the heated oven.
Fire Hazard
Place meat the correct distance from the
element Meat placed too close to the
element may spatter, smoke, bum or
catch fire during broiling.
To ensure adequate grease drainage, do
not use cookie sheets or similar pans for
broiling. Also. covering the broiler grid
with foil is not recommended. Poor
drainage of grease may result in fire. ff foil
is used, cut slits in foil to correspond with
all openings in broiler grid. Grease can
then drain away and cool in pan.
Although the energy used for cooking is usually a
very small percentage of the total energy used in
the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently. Here are some tips to help you conserve
energy when using your cooking product.
l Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides and
tight-fitting lids.
l Match the pan to the surface unit size.
l Cook with a minimum of liquid or fat to help
shorten cookfng time.
l Preheat pans onfy when recommended and for
the shortest time possible.
l Start food on higher heat settings, then set
surface unit control on low or off to finish
cooking. Use retained heat for cooking when
Use the more efficient surface units instead of
the oven when possible.
Turn on the surface unit only after placing filled
pan on the unit.
“&en peeking” may cause heat loss, longer
cooking times and unsatisfactory baking
results. Rely on your timer.
Bake cakes, pies or cookies when oven ia
warm. Best time is after a meal has been
cooked in it.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use of the
range. When using the oven to cook one food,
try to cook the rest of the meal in it also.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting or
cooking items such as casseroles.
the automatic
The automatic MEALTIMER clock is designed to
turn the oven on and off at times you set ... even
when you are not around.
Automatic baking/roasting is ideal for foods
whiclido not require a preheated oven, such as
meats and casseroles. Do not use the automatic cycle for cakes. cookies, etc. _.
undercooking will result.
To delay start
and stop
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place
the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock Is set to the correct
time of day. (Sea Setting the clocK on
page 11.)
3. Push in and turn the
wise to the time you
4. Push in and turn the
wise to the time you
Start Time Knob clockwant baking’roasting to
Stop Time Knob ciockwant the oven to shut off.
5. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
6. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the baking/roasting temperature you want.
The oven will now start and stop automatically. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on when the start time is reached.
7. After baking/roasting Is done or to cancel
the setting at any time, turn both the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob
to OFF.
To start baking/roasting
and stop automatically:
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place
the food in the oven.
2 Make sure the clock ls l et to the correct
time of day. (See “Setting the clocK on
page 11.)
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off.
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIME BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the baking/roasting temperature you want.
6. After bakinglroastlng ls done or to cancel
the setting at any time, turn both the Oven
Selector and the Oven Temperature Control
Knob to OFF.
To avoid skkneso and food waste when
using the MEALTIMER” control:
1 l Do not let most UNFROZEN food stand
for more than two hours before cooking
1 l Do not allow food to remain in oven for
more than two hours after the end of
cooking cycle.
NOTE: Do not use foods that will spoil while
waiting for cooking to start. Such foods are:
dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and
cooked meats or fish. Also, foods containing
baking powder or yeast will not rise properly
when cooked using delay start.
The storage
The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans.
The drawer can be removed to make it easier to
clean under the range. Use care when handling
the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
1. Empty drawer of any pots and pans before
removing drawer. Pull drawer straight out to
the first stop. Lift front and pull out to the
second stop.
2 Lift back slightly and slide drawer all the
way out.
ReplacIng the storage drawer:
1. Pit ends of drawer slide rails into the drawer
guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lii drawer front and push in until metal stops
on drawer slide rails clear white stops on
drawer guides. Lii drawer front again to clear
second stop and slide drawer closed.
Drawer 8lida rail
The anti-tip
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if excessive force or
weight is applied to the open door without the
anti-tip bracket properly secured.
To verffy the anti-tip bracket Is engaged:
l Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is attached
with screws to the wall behind the control panel.
l Make sure the cable tether o,n the back of the
range is secured by the two,hooks on the
l See Installation Instructions for further details.
lf you would like to change the color of your oven
door glass to white or almond, you can order one
of these kits:
l White (Kii No. 814069)
l Almond (Kit No. 814070)
from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kits include easy
installation instructions.
Using The Self-Cleaning
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The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven
interior. Like the other functions of your range, the Self-Cleaning cycle is operated with the easy-to-use
controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless.
How the cycle
The SelfCleaning cycle uses very high heat to
bum away soil and grease. During the cycle, the
oven gets much hotter than it does for normal
baling or broiling-approximately 875’F (468%).
This high heat breaks up the soil or grease and
bums it away.
The cycle time can be adjusted to the amount
of soil in your oven. You can set the cycle time
anywhere between 2 and 4 hours. (See Setting
the controls’ on page 19.)
The graph at the right is representative of a
normal, 3hour SelfCleaning cycle. Note that the
heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but it
takes longer for the oven to cool enough to
you start
Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle, make
sure you:
1. Handclean the indicated areas. They do not
get hot enough during the cleaning cycle for
soil to bum away. Use hot water and detergent
or a soapy steel-wool pad for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move or bend the seal.
Poor cleaning, baling and roasting may result.
handclean real
Hand-clean frame
Handclean door
around adga
Tlnm I: Hour.
2 Remove the broiler pan grid and any pots and
pans being stored in the oven.
NOTE: The broiler pan (without grid) can be
cleaned in the oven if most of the soil is
removed first by handcleaning or a dishwasher. lf most of the soil is not removed,
excessive smoking will occur. The chrome
broiler pan grid will discolor if cleaned in the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
3. Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will
help reduce smoke during the cleaning cycle.
4. Remove the oven racks from the oven if you
want them to remain shiny. lf the oven racks
are cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle, place
them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (Guides
are counted from bottom to top.)
NOTE: If oven rack are cleaned in the SelfCleaning cycle, they will become harder to
Heat and odors are normal during the SelfCleaning cycle. lf needed, remove them by
opening a window or by turning on a vent hood
or other kitchen vent during the cycle.
Personal Injury and
Product Damage Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. lt could burn you.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in
your oven. Cleaners may produce hazardous fumes or damage the porcelain finish.
Do not leave foil in the oven during the SelfCleaning cycle. Foil can bum or melt and
damage the oven surface.
NOTE: Do not force the Lock Lever. You could
bend or break it. The lever is designed to stay
locked until the oven is cool enough to safely
open. Wait until it moves freely.
Also, do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for best
cleaning results.
the controls
1. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Terrperature
Control Knob to CLEAN.
2 Make sure the clock, Start and Stop Times all
have the correct time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise 2 or 3 hours.
l Use 2 hours for light soil.
l Use 3 hours or more for moderate to heavy
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not
pushed in.
4. Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean
position. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light
will come on.
5. When the oven temperature exceeds normal
baking/roasting temperatures, the door cannot
be opened and the Lock Lever must not be
6. After the 6elf-Cleaning cycle is completed
and the oven has cooled sufficiently, the
Lock Lever can be moved back to the left. DC
NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily.
Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.
7. After the oven is cool, wipe off any residue
or ash with a damp cloth. lf needed, touch up
spots with a soapy steel-wool pad.
To stop the Self-Cleaning
cycle at any time:
1. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise until it points to the correct time of day.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF. When the oven has
cooled sufficiently, move the Lock Lever back
to the left DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it
moves easily.
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the SelfCleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors and
After the oven is cool, wipe up any residue or
ash with a damp cloth.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
lf the Self-Cleaning cycle does not get the oven
as clean as you expected, the cycle may not
have been set long enough or you may not
have prepared the oven properly. Set the SelfCleaning cycle longer the next time and handclean areas noted on page 18.
Caring For Your Range
In This
Cleming the cooktop -....--....-----.21
The oven light m.-.-...I
. . . . . . ..-.---.--A
other range psrb ,-------a
Your range is designed for ease of care. Most
cleaning can be done with items found around
your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills
or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking and
operating like new.
Burn and Electrical Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are off and the range
is cool before cleaning or servicing.
Failure to do so could resutt in burns or
electrical shock
the cooktop
This cooktop is designed for easy care. However,
ceramic cooktops need to be maintained diierentfy than standard electric opencoil elements.
Foods spilled directly on the cooktop will not bum
off as on opencoil elements. Because of this, the
surface should be dust-free and soil-free before
Your cooktop has been prepolished at the
factory for improved protection and cleanability.
The Cooktop Polishing Creme (included wfth your
unit), paper towels or a sponge, and the razor
scraper included with your range is all you need
to clean your cooktop. For proper cleaning
methods, please review “Cleaning tips” on page
22. Follow them after each use to ensure top
performance and to preserve that uniquely
elegant look
Personal InJury Hazard
When removing heavy or sugary spills
from the hot cooktop. wear oven mitts.
l Do not use cooktop cleaner on a hot
cooktop. The cleaner may produce
hazardous fumes or damage the cooktop.
l Do not use the range if the cooktop is
cracked or broken.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in personal injury.
Steps to follow:
1. Most spills can be wiped off easily using a
paper towel or clean, damp sponge as soon as
Hot Surface Indicator Light goes off.
2 Rub Cooktop Polishing Creme into cookedon
soil using a paper towel. lf some soil remains,
leave some crerne on the spot(s) and follow
Step 3.
3. Carefully scrape spots with the razor scraper.
4. Finish by polishing entire cooktop with Cooktop
Polishing Crerne and a paper towel.
Additional tips:
Sugar spills and soils (such as jellies and
candy syrups) can cause pitting on the cooktop
if not removed while the ceramic surface is still
warm. Remove as soon as possible after the
spill occurs.
l Remove dark streaks, specks and discoloration with Cooktop Polishing Creme.
l Remove metal marks (from copper or aluminum pans) with Cooktop Polishing Creme
before heating the cooktop again. lf heated
before cleaning, metal marks may not come off.
l Tiny scratches
or abrasions do not affect
cooking. In time, these will become less visible
as a result of cleaning. To prevent scratches
and abrasions, use Cooktop Polishing Creme
l Nonabrasive
cleanser with damp paper towel
or sponge can be used as an alternative
method for removing cookedon soils. Always
rinse and dry your cooktop thoroughly after
using cleanser to prevent streaking or staining.
l Make sure bottoms of pans are clean and dry
before using.
l Avoid spillovers.
Use pans with tall sides.
l Do not cook food directly on ceramic cooktop.
To avoid damaging the cooktop, follow
these instructions:
l Remove sugary spills before cooktop
cools to prevent pitting.
l 00 not allow anything that may meft
(such as plastic or aluminum foil) to come
in contact with the surface while it is hot.
l Do not use the ceramic cooktop to cook
popcorn that comes in prepackaged
aluminum containers. The container can
leave aluminum marks on the cooktop
that cannot be completely removed.
l Do not use steel wool, plastic cleaning
pads, abrasive powdered cleansers,
chlorine bleach, rust remover, ammonia
or glass cleaning products with ammonia.
These could damage the cooktop
l Dropping heavy or hard objects on the
cooktop can crack it Be careful with
heavy skillets. Do not store jars or cans
above the cooktop.
What to use:
l Cooktop Polishing
Creme with paper towel
or clean, damp oponge-lncluded with your
unit, this crems has been developed especially
for cleaning and protecting your cooktop. When
using, follow instructions on container.
l Razor
scraper-Use to remove cooked-on soils
from your ceramic cooktop. Razor blades will
not scratch your cooktop. Store razor blades
out of reach of children.
NOTE: For more information on using the razor
scraper, see back of scraper package.
To obtain order information for Cooktop
Polishing Creme (Part No. 3184477) or razor
scraper (Part No. 3183488), write to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte. IN 46350
Call l-800-253-1301 to order. You must have a
major credit card to order by phone.
Use the following table to help you clean all other parts of your range.
Control knob8
Sponge and warm, soapy
Control panel
Sponge and warm, soapy
Paper towel and spray glass
Exterior 8urfaces
(other than cooktop
and control panel)
Sponge and warm, sospy
Broiler Pan and grid
(clean after each use)
Steel-wool pad and warm,
soapy water
Oven rack.
Steel-wool pad and warm,
soapy water
The Self-Cleaning cycle
Oven door glass
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Warm, soapy water and a
nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad
Oven cavity
Self-Cleaning cycle
Turn knobs to OFF and pull straight away
from control panel.
l Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly. Do not
l Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs point
to OFF.
DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive
cleaners. They may damage the finish of the
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT USE steel wool or abrasive
cleaners. They may damage the finish.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
USE nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad on
heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh cleansers.
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
DO NOT CLEAN in SelfCleaning cycle.
(See note on page 19.)
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
l Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning cycle.
NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor and
become harder to slide if left in oven during
SelfCleaning cycle. Apply a small amount a
vegetable oil to the side rungs to aid sliding.
Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
See “Using The SelfCleaning Cycle” on
pages 18-20.
The oven
The oven light will come on when you open the
oven door. To turn the light on when the oven
door is closed, use the Oven Light Switch on the
control panel.
Electrical Shock and
Personal Injury Hazard
Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and
power to the range has been turned off
before replacing the light bulb. Failure to do
so could result in electrical shock or bums.
The bulb cover must be in place when
using the oven. The cover protects the bulb
from breaking, and from high oven ternperatures. Because bulb cover ls made of
glass, be careful not to drop it. Broken
glass could cause injury.
To replace the oven light:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect at the main
power supply.
2 Remove the glass bulb cover in the back of
the oven by screwing it out counterclockwiie.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket. Replace
the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace the bulb cover by screwing it in
clockwise. Plug in appliance or reconnect at
the main power supply.
NOTE: The oven light will not ,work during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
tfYou Need Assistance
Or Sewice
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. First we outline possible problems,
their causes and their solutions. However, you may still need assistance or service. When calling our
Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for senrice, you will need to provide a complete description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See
page 2.) This information is needed to respond to your request property.
for assistance
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fii without tools of any kind.
Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. lt could save you the cost of a service call.
Nothlng operetee.
The oven will not
Surface unit8 will
not operate.
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit
with the proper voltage.
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
Plug power supply cord into a live circuit with
proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.)
The Oven Selector is not
turned to BAKE or BROIL
A delayed start time has
been set.
The Oven Temperature
Control Knob is not turned to
a temperature setting.
The automatic
MEALTIMERn clock is not
set correctly.
The Stop or Start Time
Knobs for the automatic
MEALTIMERTY clock are not
set at the correct time of day.
A household fuse has blown
or a circuit breaker has
The control knob(s) will not
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
Turn the Oven Selector to the desired setting.
Wait for the start time to be reached.
Turn the Oven Temperature Control Knob to
the desired setting.
Set the MEALTIMER clock correctly. (See
Ilsing the automatic MEALTIMER’ clocK on
page 15.)
lf a delay start or stop is not desired, the Stop
and Start Time Knobs must be turned to the
correct time of day. Turn knobs till they pop oui
Replace household fuse or reset circuit
Turn knob(s) again, pushing in as you turn.
continued on next page
Control knob(s)
will not turn.
cycle will not
You are not pushing in before
trying to turn.
The Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control Knob
are not set to CLEAN.
The range clock does not
show the correct time of day.
The Lock Lever is not in the
CLEAN positional1 the way
to the right.
The Start Time Dial does not
show the correct time of day
or the knob is not all the way
Push control knob(s) in before turning to a
Set both the Oven Selector and Oven Ternperature Control Knob to CLEAN.
Reset clock to show the correct tirns of day.
(See page 11.)
Move the Lock Lever all the way to the right.
Reset the Start Time Knob to show the correct
time of day. Pull knob out all the way.
Cooking results
are not what
you expected.
The Stop Time Dial is not set
ahead to the time you want
the cleaning cycle to stop.
See Step 3 in ‘Setting the controls” on page
19 for proper setting instructions.
The range is not level.
The oven temperature seems
too low or too high.
Level range. (See Installation Instructions.)
Adjust the oven temperature control. (See
uAdjusting the oven temperature controf” on
page 12.)
Preheat oven if called for in recipe.
The oven was not preheated
as the recipe calls for.
The recipe has never been
tested or is not from a reliable
The pan used is not the type
or size recommended in the
There is not proper air
circulation around pan when
The cooking utensils are not
the proper shape or do not fit
the surface units being used.
Use only tested recipes from a reliable source.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for recommended
pan type and size.
Allow 1H to 2 inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of
the pans for air circulation.
Use cooking utensils with smooth, flat bottoms
that fit the surface units being used.
2. If you need
Cell Whlripool Consumer Assietence Center
telephone number. Diil free from anywhere in
the U.S.:
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The
consuttant can instruct you in how to obtain
satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if
service is necessary, recommend a qualified
service company in your area.
lf you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
3. If you need
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol
of quality whenever you need a replacement part
for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement
parts will fit right and work right, because they
are made to the same exacting specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area,
refer to Step 3 above or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
solved . . .
Whirlpool has a nationwide
network of authorized
Whirlpools’” service corrpanies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of the major
appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed
to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
CleanTop” Electric
Freestanding Range Warranty
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials
or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized WhirlpooP”
service company.
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for CleanTop ceramic cooktop tc
the original purchaser of this product. Whirlpool warrants that:
-The ceramic cooktop will not discolor
-The ceramic cooktop pattern will not wear off
-The rubber seal between the ceramic cooktop and porcelain edge will
not crack
-The ceramic cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock
-The surface units will not burn out
Second Year Through Life
of Product From Date of
FSP replacement parts for control knobs.
A Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the cooking product.
2. Instruct you how to use the cooking product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when the cooking product is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to the cooking product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Repairs to CleanTop ceramic cooktop if it has not been cared for as recommended in this Use and
Care Guide.
G. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow ths exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may also apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
lf you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book After checking ‘Assistance
or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.
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