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Table of Contents
(complete) .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
A Note to You . . . . . . . . . .. . .. .. . 3
Range Safety .,............. 4-6
Getting to Know
Your Range .. . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . 7
Using Your Range
. . . . . . .. . 8
Using the SelfCleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Caring for Your
Range . . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . . . .. . .. .. . . 26
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Troubleshooting
.. . . . . . . . . 30
Requesting
Assistance
or Service . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Index . . . . .. . .. . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . . . . 35
Warranty
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ELECTRIC RANGE
MODEL RF364PXD
Table of Contents
A Note to You ........................................... 3
Range Safety ......................................... 4-6
Getting to Know Your Range ................... 7
Using Your Range .................................... 8
Using the surface units .........................
8
The storage drawer ............................
20
The anti-tip bracket ............................ 21
Optional door panel pat .....................
21
Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle ............... 22
Before you start .................................
22
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23
Positioning racks and pans ................ 10
Setting the controls
11
Using aluminum foil for baking ........... 11
Special tips ........................................
25
How the cycle works ..........................
25
For best air circulation
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Caring for Your Range ........................... 26
Setting the clock ................................
12
Using the Minute lamer ......................
12
Cleaning the cooktop
13
Cleaning other range parts.. ................ 28
Baking/roasting
..................................
The oven light ....................................
Adjusting the oven temperature
control ...............................................
14
Broiling
..............................................
15
Broiling tips ........................................
17
Energy saving tips .............................
17
Using the MEALTIMERTM clock .......... 18
The oven vent ....................................
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20
26
28
Troubleshooting ..................................... 30
Requesting Assistance or Service ....... .32
Index ....................................................... 35
Warranty ................................................. 36
A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a WHIRLPOOL@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL ranges are easy to
use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of
trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable
information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely. Please
read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail in the Ownership Registration Card provided with your
appliance. The card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service for
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 7 for location of plate).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place for future
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
reference.
1-800-253-1301
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Range Safety
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
This symbol alerts you to such
dangers as fire, electrical shock,
burns, and personal injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock,
injury to persons, or damage when using
the range, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
General
@Read all instructions before using
the range.
@Install or locate the range only in
accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions.The
range must be installed by a
qualified installer. The range
must be properly connected to
electrical supply and grounded.
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@WARNING: To reduce the risk
of tipping the appliance, the
appliance must be secured by
a properly installed anti-tip
bracket. To check if the bracket
is installed properly, see “The
anti-tip bracket” on page 21.
@CAUTION: Do not store things
children might want above the
range. Children could be burned
or injured while climbing on it.
.Do not leave children alone or
unattended in area where the
range is in use. They should
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never be allowed to sit or stand on
any part of the range. They could
be burned or injured.
@Do not operate the range if it is
damaged or not working properly.
ADO not use the range for warming
or heating the room. Persons
could be burned or injured, or a
fire could start.
muse the range only for its intended
use as described in this manual.
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@Do not touch surface units, areas
near units, heating elements, or
interior surfaces of oven. Surface
units and heating elements could
be hot even though they are dark
in color. Areas near surface units
and 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 surface
units, areas near units, heating
elements, or interior surfaces
of oven until they have had sufficient time to cool. Other surfaces
of the range, such as the oven
vent opening, the surface near
the vent opening, the cooktop,
and the oven door and window,
could also become hot enough to
cause burns.
@Do not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the range.
They could ignite if they touch
a hot surface unit and you could
be burned.
@Use only dry pot holders. Moist or
damp pot holders on hot surfaces
could result in burns from steam.
Do not let pot holders touch hot
heating elements. Do not use a
towel or bulky cloth for a pot
holder. It could catch on fire.
*Keep range vents unobstructed.
@Do not heat unopened containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could cause burns
and container particles could
cause injury.
@Use only utensils approved for
oven use. Follow utensil manufacturer’s instructions, especially
when using glass or plastic
utensils.
*Do not store flammable materials
on or near the range. The fumes
could create an explosion and/or
fire hazard.
When
using
the cooktop
@Do not cook on a broken cooktop.
If cooktop should break, cleaning
solutions and spillovers could
penetrate the broken cooktop and
create a risk of electrical shock.
Contact a qualified technician
immediately.
aSelect a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as the
surface unit. If pan is smaller than
the surface unit, some of the
heating element will be exposed
and could result in the igniting of
clothing or pot holders. Correct
pan size also improves cooking
efficiency.
@Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
range. Only certain types of glass,
glass-ceramic, ceramic, ear-thenware, or other glazed utensils are
suitable for cooktops without
breaking due to the sudden
change in temperature.
@Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings.
A boilover could result and cause
smoking and greasy spillovers
that could ignite.
*Turn pan handles inward, but not
over other surface units. This will
help reduce the chance of burns,
igniting of flammable materials,
and spills due to bumping of
the pan.
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When
using
the oven
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position oven rack(s) in
desired location while oven is
cool. If a rack must be removed
while oven is hot, do not let pot
holder contact hot heating element in oven.
@Use care when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
@Small amounts of formaldehyde
and carbon monoxide are given
off in the Self-Cleaning cycle from
fiberglass insulation and food
decomposition. Significant exposure to these substances could
cause cancer or reproductive
harm. Exposure can be minimized
by venting with a hood or open
window and wiping out excess
food spills prior to self-cleaning.
Grease
@Grease is flammable. Do not
allow grease to collect around
cooktop or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately.
*Do not use water on grease
fires. Never pick up a flaming
pan. Smother flaming pan on
range by covering with a wellfitted lid, cookie sheet, or flat tray.
Flaming grease outside of pan
can be extinguished with baking
soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry chemical or
foam-type extinguisher.
Care and cleaning
l Clean cooktop with care. Some
cleaners could produce noxious
fumes if applied to a hot surface.
If a wet paper towel is used to
wipe spills on a hot cooking area,
be careful to avoid steam burns.
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aDo 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.
@Before self-cleaning the oven,
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven racks, and other utensils. Do
not use your oven to clean miscellaneous parts unless you are
instructed to do so in this Use and
Care Guide.
.Do not clean door heat seal. It is
essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub, damage, or move the seal. Clean only
parts recommended in this Use
and Care Guide.
@Do not repair or replace any part
of the range unless specifically
recommended in this manual. All
other servicing should be referred
to a qualified technician.
@Disconnect the electrical supply
before servicing the range.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Getting
to Know Your Range
This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with
the location and appearance of all parts and features. To help you find information on specific
parts and features quickly, page references are included.
ceramic
Broil
element
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anti-tip bracket,
see p. 21)
Removable
Control
Left front
Surface
panel
Left rear
MEALTIMEP
Oven temperature
Oven selector
unit
light
(P. 8)
light
knob
(PP. 13, 15) (P. 8)
light
(P. 8)
knob
(P. 8)
Using Your Range
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.
Using
the surface
units
Push in control knobs before turning
them to a setting. You can set them anywhere between HI and OFF.
Surface
unit
markers
Fire Hazard
Turn all controls off when done
cooking.
Failure to do so can result in death,
fire, or burns.
The solid dot in the Surface Unit Marker
Until you get used to the settings, use
the following as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high setting; then turn
the control knob down to continue cooking.
Surface
unit
indicator
lights
SETTING
HI
One of the Surface Unit Indicator Lights
RECOMMENDED USE
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light
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.
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To start foods cooking.
To bring liquids to a boil.
To hold a rapid boil.
To fry chicken or
pancakes.
For gravy, pudding,
and icing.
To cook large amounts
of vegetables.
To keep food cooking
after starting it on a
higher setting.
To keep food warm until
ready to serve.
Using the ceramic
cooktop
glass
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Cooking on the ceramic glass cooktop is
almost the same as cooking on coil surface
units. There are, however, a few differences:
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turned on. You will see the element cycling
on (glowing red) and off - even on HI
setting -to maintain the proper temperature setting you have selected.
metal pans on ceramic glass
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cooktop surface could leave marks. Wiping
off the cooktop before and after each use
will help keep the surface free from stains
and provide the most even heating. See
pages 26 and 27 for care and cleaning
suggestions.
Cookware
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tips
Select a pan that is about the same size
as the surface unit.
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Also, woks, canners, and teakettles with
flat bottoms suitable for use on your
cooktop are now available in most stores
that sell housewares.
The pan should have straight sides and a
tight-fitting lid.
Choose medium to heavy gauge (thickness) pans that are fairly lightweight.
The pan material (metal or glass) affects
how fast heat transfers from the surface
unit through the pan material and how
evenly heat spreads over the pan bottom.
Choose pans that provide the best
cooking results.
Handles should be made of sturdy, heatresistant material and be securely attached
to the pan.
With 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 glass
cooktop.
Make sure bottoms of pans are clean and
dry before using on cooktop.
Avoid splllovers on cooktop. Use pans
with tall sides.
Do not cook food directly on cooktop.
NOTE: Do not leave an empty utensil, or
one which has boiled dry, on a hot surface
unit. The utensil could overheat and damage
the utensil or surface unit.
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NOTE: For best results and greater
energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed
cookware that makes good contact with
the surface units. Cookware with rounded,
warped, ribbed (such as some porcelain
enamelware), or dented bottoms could
cause uneven heating and poor
cooking results.
You can, however, use the newer
cookware available with slightly indented
bottoms or very small expansion channels.
This cookware is specially designed to
provide the good contact needed for best
cooking results.
Home
canning
information
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Pan
Surface unit
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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.
Refer to your canner manual for specific
instructions.
Use the largest surface unit for best
results. Also, use a canner/pan which can
be centered over the surface unit.
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Positioning
General
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racks
and pans
guidelines
Always posltion oven rack(s) in desired
location before turning oven on.
To move rack(s), lift rack(s) at front and
pull out.
Be sure the rack(s) is level.
If rack(s) must be moved while oven is
hot, use pot holders or oven mitts to
protect hands.
For baking/roasting with one rack, place
the rack so the top of the food will be
centered in the oven.
When baking on two racks, arrange
racks on the bottom and third level from
the bottom.
Rack placement
foods:
roasts, turkeys, angel
quick breads, yeast
breads, casseroles,
for specific
2nd level from
2nd level from
bottom
NOTE: For recommended rack placement
when broiling, see “Broiling rack position
chart” on page 16.
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For best air circulation
Use the following as a guide to determine
where to place the pans:
One pan
Place in the center of the oven rack.
Two pans
Place in opposite corners of the oven rack.
Three or four pans
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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.
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over the other.
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allow 1 l/2 to 2 inches
(4-5 cm) of space around each pan and
between pans and oven walls. There must
be a minimum space of 1 inch (3 cm).
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at one time.
Using
aluminum
Place in opposite corners on each oven
rack. Stagger pans so no pan is directly
over another.
foil for baking
Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers
from pies or casseroles:
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the rack with the food. Turn up foil edges
and make sure foil is about 1 inch (3 cm)
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larger all around than the dish holding
the food.
Do not cover the entire rack with alumninum foil. It will reduce air circulation and
cause poor cooking results.
Do not line oven bottom or entire oven
rack with foil or other liners. Poor baking
will result.
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Setting
the clock
Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to
set the clock.
1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and
turn clockwise until clock
shows correct time of day.
Using
the Minute
Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop
the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. Set
it in minutes up to an hour. You will hear a
buzzer when the set time is up.
NOTE: Do not push in the knob when
setting the Minute Timer, or when stopping
the buzzer. Pushing in and turning the
Minute Timer Knob changes the clock
setting.
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Baking/roasting
1. Position
racks.
For more information, see “Positioning
racks and pans” on page 10.
2. Set Oven Selector to BAKE and
Oven Temperature
Control to
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.
3. Put food in oven.
During baking/roasting,
turn on and off to keep
ture at the setting. The
Indicator Light will turn
elements.
the elements will
the oven temperaOVEN HEATING
on and off with the
NOTE: The top element helps heat
during baking/roasting, but does not
turn red.
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Adjusting
the oven temperature
Although your new oven is properly
adjusted to provide accurate temperatures,
it may cook faster or slower than your
old oven.
If, after using the oven for a period of
time, you are not satisfied with the baking/
roasting results, you can change the
temperature calibration by following
these steps:
control
,Tooth
Locking
To lower
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Notches
2. Loosen the locking screws inside the
control knob. Note the position of the
1. Make sure the Oven Temperature
Control Knob is turned to the off position.
Pull knob straight off and flip it over.
notches.
3. To lower the temperature, hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
counterclockwise.
Each notch equals
about 5°F (2.5%).
4. To raise the temperature, hold knob
handle firmly and move the tooth a notch
clockwise. Each notch equals about
5°F (2.5%).
5. Tighten the locking screws and replace
the control knob.
NOTE: DO NOT measure oven temperature
with a thermometer. Opening the oven door
will lower the oven temperature and give you
an inaccurate reading. Also, the thermometer temperature reading will change as your
oven cycles.
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Broiling
NOTES:
Do not preheat when broiling.
must be on BROIL
l The Oven Selector
for broiling temperatures.
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using the oven to broil. This allows the
oven to maintain proper temperatures.
1. Position
rack.
Position rack so that the surface of the
food is at least 3 inches (7 cm) away
from the broil element. See “Broiling
rack position char-t” on page 16.
2. Put food on broiler pan and
place in center of oven rack.
3. Position
door.
Close the door to the Broil Stop position
(open about 4 inches [lo cm]). The door
will stay open by itself.
4. Set Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control Knob
to BROIL.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on.
5. When broiling
off oven.
is done, turn
Turn both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
go off.
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To custom
temperature:
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broil
at a lower
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven
Temperature Control Knob counterclockwise until the OVEN HEATING Indicator
Light goes off.
If you want food to broil slower from the
start, set the Oven Temperature Control
Knob between 170°F and 325°F (77%
and 163°C).
Lower temperature settings allow the broil
heating element to cycle and to slow cooking. The lower the temperature, the slower
the cooking.
NOTE: Fish and chicken are some foods
that may cook better if you use lower broiling
temperatures.
Broiling
rack
RACK POSITION
FROM BOTTOM
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position
chart
TYPE OF FOOD/
DONENESS
4
Hamburger patties and
thin steaks, Y’z”thick or
less
3
Quickly searing food,
rare and medium
steaks, medium patties,
ham slices, fish steaks,
frankfurters
2
Well-done steaks and
patties, lamb chops,
split chicken, pork
steaks and chops,
whole fish
1
Not used for broilina
Broiling
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tips
Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
They are designed to drain excess
and grease away from the cooking
to help prevent spatter, smoke, or
Do not cover the broiler grid with
Place food about 3” or more from
broil element.
Energy
saving
liquid
surface
fire.
foil.
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To ensure adequate grease drainage, do
not use cookie sheets or similar pans for
broiling.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
from the oven when you remove the food.
Drippings will bake on the pan if you leave
it in the heated oven.
tips
Although the energy used for cooking is
usually a very small percentage of the total
energy used in the home, cooking energy
can be used efficiently. Here are some tips
to help you save 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 cooking time.
l Preheat pans only 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 possible.
l Use the more efficient
surface units
instead of the oven when possible.
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Turn on the surface unit only after placing
filled pan on the unit.
“Oven peeking” may cause heat loss,
longer cooking times, and unsatisfactory
baking results. Rely on your timer to keep
track of the cooking time.
Bake cakes, pies, or cookies when oven is
warm. Best time to bake is right after a
meal has been cooked in oven.
Preheat the oven no longer than necessary.
Plan your meals for the most efficient use
of the range. When using the oven to cook
one food, try to cook the rest of the meal in
it also.
Do not preheat when broiling, roasting, or
cooking items such as casseroles.
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Using
the MEALTIMER’”
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than
one hour before or after cooking.
Failure to follow the above can result
in death, food poisoning, or sickness.
The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn
the oven on and off at times you set, even
when you are not around.
Delayed time baking/roasting is ideal for
foods which do not require a preheated
oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do
not use delayed time cooking for cakes,
To delay
start
and stop
automatically:
1. Position the oven rack(s)
properly and place the
food in the oven.
want the oven to shut off.
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clock
4. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED
BAKE and 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.
5. After baking/roasting
is done or
to cancel the setting at any
time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knobs to OFF.
To start baking/roasting
and stop automatically:
now
1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in
the oven.
3. Set the Oven Selector to TIMED
BAKE and set the Oven Temperature Control Knob to the
baking/roasting
temperature
you want.
4. After baking/roasting
is done or
to cancel the setting at any
time, turn both the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature
Control Knobs to OFF.
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The oven vent
Oven vent
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Hot air and moisture escape from the oven
through a vent on the backguard below the
control panel. The vent is needed for air
circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor
baking/roasting can result.
The storage
Burn Hazard
Use pot holders when touching
items left near oven vent.
Failure to do so can result in burns.
drawer
You can remove the storage drawer to make
it easier to clean under the range and to
check for installation of the anti-tip floor
bracket (if you have one). Use care when
handling the drawer.
Removing the storage drawer:
Replacing the storage drawer:
Drawer
slide rail
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.
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1. Fit ends of drawer slide rails into the
drawer guides on both sides of opening.
2. Lift drawer front and push in until metal
stops on drawer slide rails clear white
stops on drawer guides. Lift drawer front
again to clear second stop and slide
drawer closed.
The anti-tip
bracket
The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much
force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket properly secured.
Tip Over Hazard
Connect anti-tip bracket to the range feet.
Reconnect anti-tip bracket, if the range is moved.
Do not push down on the open oven door.
Follow the Installation Instructions.
Do not let children climb onto the oven door.
Failure to do so can result in death, burns, or other injury.
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a wall
brat ket):
To verify the anti-tip
bracket
is engaged
(if you have a floor
brat ket):
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Remove the storage drawer.
(See page 20.)
Cable
(attached
to rear of
control
Rear
leveling
leg
panel)
Wall bracket
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Floor bracket
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Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is
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attached to floor with screws.
Make sure one rear leveling leg is positioned under the anti-tip bracket.
See Installation Instructions for
further details.
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Optional
door panel
Look to see if the anti-tip bracket is
attached with screws to the wall behind the
control panel.
Make sure the cable on the back of the
range is secured by the two hooks on
the bracket.
Cable must be unhooked from wall bracket
to move range for cleaning or service.
Reconnect cable before using range.
See Installation Instructions for
further details.
pat
If you would like to change the color of your
oven door glass to white or almond, you can
order one of these kits from your Whirlpool
Dealer. The kits include easy installation
instructions.
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(Kit No. 814325)
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Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle
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, you operate the Self-Cleaning cycle
with easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your
oven spotless.
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning cycle.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven.
Failure to follow the above can result in burns, or illness from
inhaling dangerous fumes.
Before
you start
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Wipe out any loose soil or grease.
This will help reduce smoke during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
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Before you start the Self-Cleaning cycle,
make sure you:
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the areas shown. They do not
get hot enough during the cleaning cycle for
soil to burn away. Use hot water and detergent or a soapy, steel-wool pad for cleaning.
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the
seal. Poor cleaning, baking, and roasting
may result.
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clean the oven racks in the Self-Cleaning
cycle, but they will become harder to slide.
(See page 28.) If you clean racks in the
Self-Cleaning cycle, place them on the 2nd
and 4th rack guides. (Guides are counted
from bottom to top.)
Heat and odors are normal during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well
ventilated by opening a window or by
turning on a vent hood or other kitchen
vent during the cycle.
NOTES:
Do not force the Lock Lever. You could
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Remove the broiler pan and grid and
any pots and pans being stored in
the oven.
NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan
(without grid) in the oven if you have first
removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning
or in a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not
removed, too much smoking will occur. The
chrome broiler pan and grid will discolor if
cleaned in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Remove the oven racks from the oven if
you want them to remain shiny. You can
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bend or break it. The lever is designed to
stay locked until the oven is cool enough to
safely open. Wait until it moves freely.
Do not block the vent during the SelfCleaning cycle. Air must move freely for
best cleaning results.
Do not leave plastic utensils near the
vent. They may melt.
Do not leave any foil in the oven during
the Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or
melt and damage the oven surface.
The oven light will not work during the
Self-Cleaning cycle.
Setting
the controls
1. Move the Lock Lever to the
right-the
Clean position.
When the oven temperature goes
above normal baking/roasting
temperatures, the door cannot be
opened and the Lock Lever must not
be moved.
2. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control Knob
to CLEAN.
3. Make sure the clock and Start
and Stop Times all have the
correct time of day.
4. Push in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwise 2 or 3 hours.
The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will
come on.
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to
heavy soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is
not pushed in.
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5. After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is
completed and the oven has
cooled enough, the Lock Lever
can be moved back to the left.
DO NOT FORCE the Lock Lever. Wait
until it moves easily. Turn the Oven
Selector and Oven Temperature Control
Knobs to OFF.
6. After the oven is cool, wipe off
any residue or ash with a damp
cloth or sponge.
If needed, touch up spots with a mild
abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and
Oven Temperature
Control
Knobs to OFF.
3. When the oven has cooled
enough, move the Lock Lever
back to the left.
DO NOT FORCE the Lock Lever. Wait
until it moves easily.
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Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat,
odors, and smoke.
After the oven is cool, wipe up any
residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge.
If any spots remain, clean with a mild abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge.
Clean the oven before it gets heavily
soiled. Cleaning a very soiled oven takes
longer and results in more smoke
than usual.
If the Self-Cleaning cycle does not get
the oven as clean as you expected, the
cycle may not have been set long enough
or you may not have prepared the oven
properly. Set the Self-Cleaning cycle
longer the next time and hand-clean areas
noted on page 22.
How the cycle
works
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat
to burn away soil and grease. During the
cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it
does for normal baking or broiling. This high
heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns
it away.
You can adjust the cycle time to the
amount of soil in your oven. You can set the
cycle time anywhere between 2 and 4 hours.
(See “Setting the controls” on page 23.)
The graph at the right is representative
of a normal, 3%hour Self-Cleaning cycle.
Note that the heating stops l/z hour before
the 3%hour setting is up.
875-F
(4SS’C
)
OVEN SHUT OFF
OOOR LOCKS
DOOR UNLOCKS
START
1
3
STOP
Time 1,’ Hours
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Caring for Your Range
Your range is designed for easy care. You can do most cleaning with items found around
your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking
and operating like new.
Cleaning
the cooktop
This cooktop is designed for easy care.
However, ceramic cooktops need to be
maintained differently than standard electric
open-coil elements. Foods spilled directly on
the cooktop will not burn off as on open-coil
elements. Because of this, the surface
should be dust free and soil free before
heating.
To avoid damaging the cooktop, follow
these instructions:
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and soils (such as jellies
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Your cooktop has been prepolished at
the factory for improved protection and
cleanability. The Cooktop Polishing Creme
(included with your range), paper towels or a
sponge, and a single edge razor blade in a
holder is all you need to clean your cooktop.
For proper cleaning methods, please review
“Cleaning tips” on page 27. Follow them
after each use to ensure top performance
and to preserve that uniquely elegant look.
NOTE: Let cooktop cool before cleaning.
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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.
Do not use the cooktop as a cutting
board.
Do not allow anything that could melt
(such as plastic or aluminum foil) to come
in contact with the surface while it is hot.
Do not use the ceramic cooktop to cook
popcorn that comes in prepackaged
aluminum containers. The container could
leave aluminum marks on the cooktop
that cannot be removed completely.
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 surface.
Dropping heavy or hard objects on the
cooktop could crack it. Be careful with
heavy skillets. Do not store jars or cans
above the cooktop.
Cleaning
tips
What to use:
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Polishing Creme (included
with your range) with paper towel or
clean, damp sponge - This creme has
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and protecting your cooktop. When using,
follow instructions on container.
Razor scraper in a holder - Use to
remove cooked-on soils from your ceramic
cooktop. To avoid scratches, keep the
razor blade as flat against the cooktop as
possible. Store razor blades out of reach
of children.
Steps to follow:
1. Most spills can be wiped off easily using
a paper towel or clean, damp sponge as
soon as the Hot Surface Indicator Light
goes off.
2. For stubborn spills, rub Cooktop
Polishing Creme into cooked-on soil
using a paper towel. If some soil remains,
leave some creme 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 Creme and a
paper towel.
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
LaPone, IN 46350
OR
Call l-800-253-1301 to order. You must
have a major credit card to order by phone.
How to keep your cooktop looking like new:
IF THERE ARE
WHAT TO DO
Sugary spills
and soils (such
To prevent pitting on
the cooktop, wipe up
with paper towel or
clean, damp sponge
as jellies and
candy syrups)
while glass ceramic
surface is still warm.
Remove as soon as
possible after spill
occurs.
Dark streaks,
specks, and
discoloration
Use Cooktop
Polishing Creme or
nonabrasive cleanser
with damp paper towel
or sponge.
Metal marks
Use Cooktop Polishing
Creme or nonabrasive
cleanser with damp
paper towel or sponge
before heating the
cooktop again. If
heated before
cleaning, metal marks
may not come off.
(from copper or
aluminum pans)
Tiny scratches
or abrasions
Scratches and abrasions do not affect
cooking. In time, they
will become less
visible as a result of
cleaning. To prevent
scratches and abrasions, use Cooktop
Polishing Creme
regularly.
NOTE: Always wipe with clean water and
dry your cooktop thoroughly after using
cleanser to prevent streaking or staining.
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Cleaning
other
range
parts
Use the following table to help you clean all other parts of your range.
PART
WHAT TO USE
Control knobs
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
HOW TO CLEAN
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away from control panel.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly. Do
not soak. Do not use steel wool or
abrasive cleansers. They may
damage the finish of the knobs.
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Control panel
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
Exterior surfaces
Sponge and warm,
soapy water
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Broiler pan and
grid (clean after
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
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Do not spray cleaner directly on panel.
Apply cleaner to paper towel.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly. Use nonabrasive, plastic
scrubbing pad on heavily soiled areas.
Do not use abrasive or harsh
cleansers. They may damage
the finish.
Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
Do
not clean grid in SelfCleanIng
each use)
Oven racks
Wash, wipe with clean water, and dry
thoroughly. Do not use steel wool or
abrasive cleansers. They may
damage the finish.
OR
(other than cooktop
and control panel)
Replace knobs. Make sure all knobs
point to OFF.
cycle. (See note on page 22.)
Steel-wool pad and
warm, soapy water
OR
The Self-Cleaning
cycle
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Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
OR
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
NOTE: Racks will permanently discolor
and become harder to slide if left in
oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Apply
a small amount of vegetable oil to the
side rungs to aid sliding.
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WHAT TO USE
Oven door glass
Paper towel and spray
glass cleaner
HOW TO CLEAN
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Warm, soapy water
and a nonabrasive,
plastic scrubbing pad
Oven cavity
Self-Cleaning
cycle
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Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions provided with the
cleaner.
Wash, wipe with clean water, and
dry thoroughly.
See “Using the Self-Cleaning
on pages 22-25.
Cycle”
The oven light
The oven light will come on when you open
the oven door. To turn the light on when the
oven door is closed, press the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Unplug oven before changing light
bulb.
Replace light bulb cover before using
the oven.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
To replace the oven Ilght:
1. Unplug appliance or disconnect
at the
main power supply.
2. Remove the glass bulb cover in the
back of the oven by screwing it out
counterclockwise.
3. Remove the light bulb from its socket.
Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliante 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.
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Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools
of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or
service. If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 32.
If nothing
operates,
check
the following:
Is the range plugged into a live outlet with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
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Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Other
possible
PROBLEM
problems
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Control knob(s)
will not turn
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causes:
CAUSE
The oven will not
operate
The surface units
will not operate
and their
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You have not turned the Oven Selector to BAKE or BROIL.
You have set a delayed start time. Wait for the start time to
be reached or cancel and reset the control.
You have not turned the Oven Temperature
a temperature setting.
Control Knob to
You have not set the MEALTIMERTM clock correctly.
(See “Using the MEALTIMER clock” on page 18.)
You have not set the MEALTIMER clock’s Stop or Start Time
Knobs to the correct time of day. If 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 until they pop out.
You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit
breaker.
You have not set the control knobs correctly. Push control
knobs in before turning to a setting.
You are not pushing in before turning.
PROBLEM
The Self-Cleaning cycle
will not operate
CAUSE
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what you expected
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You have not set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to CLEAN.
The range clock does not show the correct time of day.
Reset clock. (See page 12.)
The Lock Lever is not in the CLEAN position - all the way
to the right.
The Start Time Knob does not show the correct time of
day or the knob is not all the way out.
The Stop Time Knob is not set ahead to the time you want
the Self-Cleaning cycle to stop. See Step 3 in “Setting the
controls” on page 23 for proper setting instructions.
The range is not level. (See Installation
Instructions.)
The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See
“Adjusting the oven temperature control” on page 14 to
adjust oven temperature.
You did not preheat the oven before baking (if called for
in recipe).
The recipe you are using may need to be altered to
improve the taste or appearance of the food.
You are using a pan that is not the correct type or size.
Refer to a reliable cookbook or recipe for recommended
pan type and size.
There is not enough air space around pan when baking.
Allow 1% to 2 inches (4-5 cm) of air space on all sides of
pan. There must be a minimum space of one inch.
The cooking utensil is too large or too small for the
surface unit being used. Pan should be the same size or
slightly larger than the surface unit being used.
If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting
on page 32.
Assistance
or Service”
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Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 30-31.
It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.
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1-800-253-l 301
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and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
3. If you need
replacement
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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need
service*
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
l-1
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
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provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized Whirlpool service company
in your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
‘APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR
-Seer Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized
Whirlpool Service
(Examp/e:xYz
serwce Co.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
...
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 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number
in Step 1.
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
FSP@
parts
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (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 Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
&
SERVICE L REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Aulhorizd
Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 3.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Index
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the
page(s) on which you can find each topic.
TOPIC
ANTI-TIP
PAGE
BRACKET
ASSISTANCE
...............................
21
..........................................
32
11
11
10
13
BROILING
Broiling rack position chart ...................
Broil stop position .................................
Grid ......................................................
Pan .................................................
15,
Setting cycle .........................................
Tips ......................................................
16
15
17
17
15
17
CLEANING
Broiler pan and grid .............................. 28
Control knobs .......................................
28
Control panel ........................................
28
Cooktop ...........................................
26-27
Exterior surfaces ..................................
28
Oven cavity ..........................................
29
Oven door glass ...................................
29
Oven racks ...........................................
28
CONTROL
KNOBS
12
.............................
8, 28
COOKTOP
Cleaning ..........................................
Using .................................................
26-27
8-10
COOKWARE
Canning ................................................
Tips ........................................................
10
9
ENERGY SAVING TIPS ..........................
17
FEATURES
...............................................
LIGHT ......................................................
LOCK LEVER ....................................
MEALTIMERTM CLOCK
Delaying start and stop
automatically ........................................
PAGE
Starting now and stopping
automatically ........................................
19
......................................
12
MINUTE TIMER
BAKING
Aluminum foil ........................................
Pans ...............................................
10,
Racks ...................................................
Setting cycle .........................................
CLOCK ....................................................
TOPIC
7
29
23, 24
MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER
OPTIONAL
............... 3
DOOR PANEL PAC ............. 21
OVEN TEMPERATURE
14
Adjusting ..............................................
Setting ......................................
13, 15, 19
OVEN VENT ............................................
20
PANS
................................................
PARTS
10, 11
......................................................
RACKS ....................................................
7
10
ROASTING
Pans ...............................................
10, 11
Racks ...................................................
10
Setting cycle .........................................
13
SAFETY .................................................
4-6
SELF-CLEANING
How cycle works ...................................
Preparing oven ......................................
Setting controls .....................................
Stopping cycle.. .....................................
Tips .......................................................
25
22
23
24
25
SERVICE
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STORAGE DRAWER
Removing .............................................
Replacing .............................................
20
20
SURFACE UNITS
Control knobs ...................................
8,
Control setting guide ..............................
Hot surface indicator light .......................
Oven heating indicator light ............ 13,
Surface unit indicator lights ....................
Surface unit markers ..............................
28
8
8
15
8
8
TROUBLESHOOTING
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WARRANTY
............................
............................................
36
18
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WHIRLPOOL@
CLEANTOP” Freestanding
Range Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects
in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by
an authorized Whirlpool service company.
From Date of Purchase
FULL FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor for CLEANTOP
ceramic cooktop to 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
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
1. Correct the installation of your range.
2. Instruct you how to use your range.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
Repairs when your range is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home.
Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
Repairs to CLEANTOP ceramic cooktop if it has not been cared for as recommended in
this Use and Care Guide.
Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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 vary from state
to state.
Outslde the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking
“Troubleshooting,”
additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance
Service” section, or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3190503
0 1995 Whirlpool
Corporation
Q Registered
TrademaMM
Trademark
of Whirlpool,
U.S.A.
or
11/95
Primed in U.S.A.
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