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Contents
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BEFORE YOU USE YOUR RANGE.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS..
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3
PARTS AND FEATURES.
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USING YOUR RANGE.
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Using the Surface Units.
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Optional Canning Kit..
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Setting the Clock
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Using the Minute Timer.
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Using the Oven Controls
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Baking.,
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Adjusting the Oven
Temperature Control
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Broiling
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Custom Broil
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Using the Automatic
MEALTIMER’” Clock..
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The Oven Vent.
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The Storage Drawer
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Optional Rotisserie
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Optional Door Panel Pat
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CARING FOR YOUR RANGE
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Control Panel and Knobs
Surface Units and Reflector
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Bowls
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Lift-Up Cooktop
Using the Self-Cleaning
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Cycle
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Cleaning Chart
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The Oven Light .
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE
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OR ASSISTANCE.
WHIRLPOOL RANGE
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WARRANTY
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Corporation
Before you use your range
You are responsible
for:
l Reading
and following all safety precautions
in this Use and Care Guide and
the Cooking Guide.
. Installing and leveling the range on a floor strong enough to hold its weight,
and where it is protected
from the elements. (See the Installation Instructions.)
l Making
sure the range is not used by anyone unable to operate it properly
l Properly
maintaining
the range.
l Using the range
only for jobs expected
of a home range.
Remove the Consumer Buy Guide label. It will be easier to remove before the
range is used. To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly
with thumb to make a ball, then remove.
or
l Soak area
with liquid hand dishwashing
detergent before removing glue
as described
above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable
fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage
the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions”
on page 3.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Read all instructions
the range.
before
using
Install or locate the range only in
accordance
with the provided
Installation Instructions. It is recommended that the range be installed by a qualified installer. The
range must be properly connected to electrical
supply and
grounded.
l Do not use the range
for warming or heating the room. Persons
could be burned or injured, or a
fire could start.
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 any
,
part of the range. They could be
burned or injured.
. Do not wear loose or hanging
garments when using the range.
They could ignite if they touch a
hot surface unit or heating element and you could be burned.
1 l 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.
l Do not store flammable
materials in or near the range. They
could explode or burn.
l Do not use water
on grease fires.
Never pick up a flaming pan.
Smother flaming pan on cooktop by covering with a well-fitted
lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside of pan can
be extinguished
with baking
sodaor, if available,
a multipurpose dry chemical
or foam-type
1 extinguisher.
l Use only dry potholders.
Moist or
damp potholders on hot surl
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faces may result in burns from
steam. Do not let potholder touch
hot heating elements. Do not use
a towel or bulky cloth for a potholder. They could catch on fire.
Select a pan with a flat bottom
that is about the same size as
the surface unit. If pan is smaller
than the surface unit, some of
the heating element will be
exposed and may result in the
igniting of clothing or potholders.
Correct pan size also improves
cooking efficiency.
Never leave surface units unattended at high heat settings. A
boil-over could result and cause
smoking and greasy spill-overs
that may ignite.
Make sure the reflector bowls
are in place during cooking.
Cooking without reflector bowls
may subject the wiring and
components
underneath
them
to damage.
Do not line reflector bowls with
aluminum foil or other liners.
Improper installation of these
liners may result in a risk of electric shock or fire.
Check to be sure glass cooking
utensils are safe for use on the
cooktop. Only certain types of
glass, glass ceramic, ceramic,
earthenware
or other glazed
utensils are suitable for cooktops
without breaking due to the sudden change in temperature.
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.
Do not soak removable
heating
elements in water. The element
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will be damaged
and shock or
fire could result.
l Use care
when opening oven
door. Let hot air or steam escape
before removing or replacing
food.
. Do not heat unopened
containers. They could explode. The
hot contents could cause burns
and container particles could
cause injury
l Keep
range vents unobstructed.
l Always
position oven racks in
desired location while oven is
cool. If rack must be moved
while oven is hot, do not let
potholder contact hot heating
element in oven.
. Do not clean door 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.
l Do not use oven
cleaners. No
commercial
oven cleaner or
oven liner protective coating of
any kind should be used in or
around any part of the oven.
l Before self-cleaning
the oven,
remove broiler pan, broiler grid,
oven racks and other utensils.
Do not use your oven to clean
miscellaneous
parts.
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Do not store things children might
want above the range. Children
could be burned or injured while
climbing on it.
Do not 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 enough to
cause burns. During and after
use, do not touch, or let clothing
or other tlammable
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 may
become hot enough to cause
burns; such as, the oven vent
opening, the surface near the
ventopening,thecooktop,the
oven door and window.
l FOR YOUR SAFETY l
DO NOT STORE OR USE GASOLINE
OR OTHER FLAMMABLE VAPORS
AND LIQUIDS IN THE VICINITY OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER APPLIANCE.
THE FUMES CAN CREATE A FIRE
HAZARD OR EXPLOSION.
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance.
Please complete
and mail
the Owner Registration
Card provided
with this product.
Then complete
the form below. Have this information
ready if you need service or call with
a question.
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Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (behind the oven door
on the oven frame) and purchase
date from sales slip.
Keep this book, the Cooking Guide
and sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model
Number
Serial
Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
Parts and features
Models RF375PXW [Shown)
& RF365BXW
OVEN TEMPERATURE RIGHT FR4
CONTROL
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AUTOMATIC
CONTROL
CONTROL
CONTROL
KNOB
INDICATOR
LIGHT
INDICATOR
KNOB
LIGHT
OVEN VENl
PANEL
/
PORCELAIN-ENAMEL
REFLECTOR BOWL AND
CHROME TRIM RING
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SURFACE UNIT
AUTOMATIC OVEN
, LIGHT SWITCH
MODEL AND
SERIAL NUMBER
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BROIL
ELEMENT
LOCK
LEVER
SELF-CLEANING
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OVEN RACK
GUIDE
REMOVABLE
STORAGE DRAWER
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- OVEN
DOOR
BAKE
ELEMENT
Using your range
Using the Surface Units
Surface
Unit Markers
The solid dot in the surface unit
marker shows which surface unit is
turned on by that knob.
Surface
lights
Unit Indicator
One of the surface unit indicator
lights on the control panel will glow
when a surface unit is on.
Control knobs must be pushed in
before turning them to a setting. They
can be set anywhere
between HI
and 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 start if
a surface unit is accidentally
lefi ON.
Until you get used to the settings, use the following as a guide. For best results,
start cooking at the high settings; then turn the control knob down to continue
cooking.
Use HI to start
foods cooking; to bring
liquids to a
boil.
Use MED-HI
to hold a
rapid boil; to
fry chicken
or pancakes.
Use MED
for gravy,
puddings
and icing; to
cook large
amounts of
vegetables.
Use MED-LO
to keep food
cooking after
starting it
on a higher
setting.
Use LO to
keep food
warm until
ready to
serve. Set the
heat higher
or lower
within the LO
band to keep
food at the
temperature
you want.
Use only flat-bottomed
utensils for best cooking results and to prevent damage
to the cooktop. Specialty
items with rounded or ridged bottoms (woks, ridged
bottom canners or tea kettles) are not recommended.
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Burn and Product Damage
Hazard
If the pan Is too small for the surface unlt, you could be burned by
the heat from the exposed
sectfon of the surface unit. Use correctly
sized cooking utensils to prevent injury.
If a surface unit stays red for a long time, the bottom of the pan is not
flat enough or Is too small for the surface unlt. Prolonged
usage of
Incorrect utenslls for long perlods of tlme can result In damage
to the
surface unit, cooktop,
wiring and surroundlng
areas. To prevent
damage,
use correct utensils, start cooklng on HI and turn control
down to conttnue cooklng.
See the Cooking
Optional
Guide
for additional
Canning Kit
utensil
information.
(Part NO. 242905)
The large diameter of most water-bath
or pressure canners combined
with high
heat settings for long periods of time can shorten the life of regular surface units
and cause damage
to the cooktop.
If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend
the installation of a
Canning Kit. Order the kit from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized
WhirlpooP
service company.
See the Cooklng
Gulde
for additional
canning
information.
Setting the Clock
Push in and turn the Minute
1.
Timer Knob to set the Clock.
Push in Minute Timer Knob and
turn clockwise
until clock shows
the right time of day,
2. let the Minute Timer Knob pop
out. Turn clockwise
until Minute
Timer hand points to OFF The
clock setting will change if you
push in the knob when turning.
Using the Minute Timer
The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. 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.
DO NOT PUSH IN THE KNOB when setting the Minute Timer.
1.
Without pushing it in, turn the
Minute Timer Knob until the timer
hand passes the setting you want.
2. Without pushing in, turn the knob
back to the setting you want.
When the time is up, a buzzer
will sound. To stop the buzzer, turn
the Minute Timer hand to OFF.
PUSHING IN AND TURNING THE MINUTE TIMER KNOB CHANGES
SETTING.
THE CLOCK
Using the Oven Controls
Baking
The rack(s) should be placed so the
top of the food will be centered in
the oven. Always leave at least IYz to
2 inches (4-5 cm] between the sides
of the pan and the oven walls and
other pans. For more information,
see the Cooking Guide.
I Position the rack(s) properly
before turning on the oven. To
change rack position, lift rack at
front and pull out.
2. Set the Oven Selector on BAKE.
The Oven ON Indicator Light will
come on.
3. Set the Oven Temperature Control
to the baking temperature
you
want. The Oven HEATING Indicator
Light will come on. The oven is preheated when the Oven HEATING
Indicator Light first goes off.
4. Put food in the oven. During baking, the elements will turn on and
off to keep the oven temperature
at the setting. The Oven HEATING
Indicator Light will turn on and off
with the elements.
5. When baking is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF The Oven
HEATING and ON Indicator Lights
will go OFF.
The top element helps heat
during baking, but does not
turn red.
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Adjusting
the Oven Temperature
Control
Does your oven seem hotter or colder than your old oven? The temperature
of
your old oven may have shifted gradually
without your 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
results.
If 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.
Pull the Oven Temperature
Knob straight off.
Control
3. To lower the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to LO.
Each notch equals about 10°F
[5”C).
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2. Loosen the locking screws inside
the control knob. Note the position of the notches.
4. To raise the temperature,
move
the tooth a notch closer to HI. Each
notch equals about 10°F (5°C).
llghten
replace
the locking
the control
screws
knob.
and
Broiling
1.
Position the rack before turning
the oven on. See “Broil Chart” in
the Cooking Guide or a reliable
cookbook
for recommended
rack positions.
3. Close the door to the Broil Stop
position (open about 4 inches,
10.2 cm]. The door will stay open
by itself.
2. Put the broiler
the rack.
pan and food on
4. Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to BROIL. The
Oven ON and HEATING Indicator
Lights will come on.
5. When broiling is done, turn both
the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF The Oven
ON and HEATING Indicator Lights
will go off.
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Broil
If food is cooking too fast, turn the Oven Temperature
Control 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 between 150” and 325°F (65.5”and 162.7”C). The lower the temperature, the slower the cooking.
The Oven Selector
must be on BROIL for all broiling
NOTE: The door must be partly
leaving
the door open allows
temperatures.
open whenever the oven is set to BROIL.
the oven to maintain
proper temperatures.
Using The Automatic MEAITIMER’”
The automatic
MEALTIMER’” Clock is designed
times you set, even when you are not around.
to turn the oven on and off at
Automatic
baking is ideal for foods which do not require
such as meats and casseroles. Do not use the automatic
cookies, etc...undercooking
will result.
To delay
1.
Clock
a preheated
oven,
cycle for cakes,
start and stop automatically:
Position the oven rack(s) properly
and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock
is set t0 the
right time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Start Time
Knob clockwise
to the time you
want baking to start.
4. Push in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwise
to the time you
want the oven to shut off.
5. Set the Oven Selector on TIMED
BAKE. The Oven ON Indicator Light
will come on.
6. Set the
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Oven Temperature Control
on the baking temperature
you
want. The oven will now start and
stop automatically.
The Oven
HEATING Indicator Light will come
on.
7. After baking is done or to stop
the oven before preset time, turn
both the Oven Selector and the
Oven Temperature Control to OFF.
To start baking
now and stop automatically:
1. Position rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven.
2. Make sure the clock is set to the right time of day.
3. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise
to the time you want the
oven to shut off. Make sure the Start Time Knob is out.
4. Set the Oven Selector on TIMED BAKE.
5. Set the Oven Temperature
Control on the baking temperature
you want.
6. After baklng Is done or to stop the oven before the preset time, turn both
the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature
Control to OFF.
To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEALTIMER’” control:
l Do not use foods
that will spoil while waiting for cooking to start, such
as dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups, and cooked meats or fish.
Any food that has to wait for cooking to start should be very cold or
frozen before It is put in the oven. MOST UNFROZEN FOODS SHOULD
NEVER STAND MORE THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE COOKING STARTS.
l Do not use foods
containing
baking powder or yeast when using
delay start. They will not rise properly.
l Do not allow
food to remain in oven for more than two hours after end
of cooking cycle.
The Oven Vent
Hot air and moisture escape from the
oven through a vent under the right
rear surface unit. You can cook on the
unit, or keep food warm on it while
the oven is on.
Burn Hazard
If you leave a utensil on the right
rear surface unit, use potholders
when moving It. Pan handles can
become
hot enough to burn.
Plastic utensils left over the vent
can melt.
The vent is needed for air circulation.
Do not block the vent. Poor baking
can result.
The Storage Drawer
The storage drawer is for storing pots and pans. The drawer
make it easier to clean under the range.
Use care when handling
the drawer.
Removing
1.
the storage
the storage
2. Lift back slightly and slide drawer
all the way out.
drawer
1. Fit ends of drawer slid~ails
into
the drawer guides on both sides
of opening.
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to
drawer
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.
Replacing
can be removed
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.
Optional
Rotisserie
If you would like a rotisserie for your oven, you can order a kit (Part No.
242985) from your Whirlpool Dealer. The kit includes easy installation
instructions.
Optional Door Panel 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: for Model
RF375PXW, White (Kit No. 814069) or Almond (Kit No. 814070); for Model RF365BXW,
White (Kit No. 814071) or Almond (Kit No. 814072). The kits include easy installation
instructions.
Caring for your range
Control Panel and Knobs
Burn and Electrical
Shock Hazard
Make sure all controls are OFF and the range
is cool before cleaning.
Failure to do so can
result in burns or electrical
shock.
1.
Pull knobs straight off
2. Use warm soapy water and a soft cloth, or spray glass cleaner,
control panel. Rinse and wipe dry.
3. Wash control
4. Push control
knobs in warm soapy
knobs straight
to wipe the
water. Rinse well and dry. Do not soak.
back on. Make sure they point to OFF.
Surface Units and Reflector Bowls
Removing
1.
Turn off all surface
units.
3. Pull the surface unit straight away
from the receptacle.
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2. Lift the edge of the unit, opposite
the receptacle,
just enough to
clear the element hold down clip,
reflector bowl and trim ring.
4. Lift out the reflector bowl and trim
ring. See “Cleaning
Chart” on
page 22 for cleaning
instructions.
Replacing
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Burn, Electrical
Shock and Fire Hazard
Make sure all surface units are OFF before replacing
surface units and
reflector bowls. Failure to do so can result in burns or electrical
shock.
Do not line the reflector bowls with foil. Fire or electrical
shock
could result.
Turn off all surface
units.
3. Hold the surface unit as level as
possible with the terminal just
started into the receptacle.
Push
the surface unit terminal into the
receptacle.
2. Line
bowl
with
and
up openings in the reflector
and notches in the trim ring
the surface unit receptacle
the element hold down clip.
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4. When terminal is pushed into the
receptacle
as far as it will go, push
down the edge of the surface unit
opposite the receptacle.
The element hold down clip will keep the
surface unit from moving around.
NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the utensils on the surface
units. They also help catch spills. When they are kept clean, they reflect
heat better and look new longer.
If a trim ring gets discolored,
some of the utensils may not be flat
enough, or some may be too large for the surface unit. In either case,
some of the heat that’s meant to go into or around a utensil goes down
and heats the trim ring. This extra heat can discolor it. See Cooking
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Lift-Up
1.
Cooktop
Lift front of cooktop at both front
corners until the support rods lock
into place.
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Personal Injury and Product
Damage
Hazard
Be sure both support rods
are fully extended
and in the
locked position. Failure to
do so could result in personal
injury from the cooktop
accidentally
falling.
Do not drop the cooktop.
Damage
can result to the porcelain and the cooktop
frame.
Using the Self-Cleaning
2. Wipe with warm, soapy water.
Use a soapy steel wool pad on
heavily-soiled
areas.
3. To lower the cooktop,
lift cooktop
from both sides while pressing the
support rods back to unlock them.
Lower the cooktop into place.
Cycle
The Self-Cleaning
cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil. Before you start,
make sure you understand
exactly how to use the Self-Cleaning
cycle safely.
Before You Start
1. Clean the areas shown
by hand.
They do not get hot enough during the Self-Cleaning
cycle for soil
to burn away Use hot water and
detergent or a soapy steel wool
pad on...
l The inside
of the door. (The center area of the door does not
need to be hand cleaned.]
l The frame
around the oven.
DO NOT clean, move or bend
fiberglass
seal. Poor cleaning
poor baking will result.
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2. Remove the broiler pan and any
pots and pans you may have
stored in the oven.
NOTE: The broiler pan (without
grid) can be cleaned
in the oven
Only if most of the soil has been
removed by hand-cleaning
or a
dishwasher. The chrome broiler
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 Self-Cleaning
cycle.
4. If the oven has a rotisserie, make
sure the motor socket cover is
closed.
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5. If you want the oven racks to remain shiny, remove from the oven and
clean by hand. Otherwise, put oven racks on second and fourth guides
(guides are counted from bottom to top). After racks are cleaned
in the
Self-Cleaning
cycle, they become harder to slide. Apply a small amount
of vegetable
oil to the sides of the racks to make them easier to slide.
See chart on page 22.
6. If you want to clean the reflector bowls in the oven:
l Wipe the reflector
bowls of loose soil and grease.
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2 bowls upside down on each oven rack. For best results, they
should not touch each other or the oven walls.
l Chrome
trim rings must not be cleaned
in the oven. They will discolor.
Turn on the vent hood or other kitchen vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
This will help remove heat and odors that are normal during the Cycle.
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Personal Injury and Product Damage
Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. It could burn
you.
Do not use commercial
oven cleaners
in your oven. Cleaners
may
produce
hazardous
fumes or damage
the porcelain
finish.
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.
Walt until It moves freely.
Do not use foil or other liners in the oven. During the Self-Cleaning
cycle foil can burn or melt and damage
the oven surface.
Do not block the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move
freely for best cleaning
results.
Do not leave plastic utensils near the vent. They may melt.
Setting the Controls
Be sure the kitchen is ventilated
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. This will help
heat, odors and smoke to disappear
from the room as quickly as possible.
1.
Set the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature Control on CLEAN.
2. Make sure the Clock, Start and
Stop Times all have the right time
of day.
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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 soil.
NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob
is out.
4. Move the Lock Lever to the right the Clean position. The Oven
HEATING and ON Indicator Lights
will come on.
6.
5. The Oven LOCKED Indicator Light
comes on when the oven temperature exceeds normal baking
temperatures.
The Lock Lever must
not be moved and the door
can’t be opened when the Oven
LOCKED Indicator Light is on.
After the Self-Cleaning
cycle is
completed,
the Oven LOCKED
Indicator Light goes off when the
oven reaches normal baking temperatures. Move the Lock Lever
back to the left. Do not force It.
Wait until it moves easily Turn the
Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control to OFF
7. After the oven is cool, wipe off
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any residue or ash with a damp
cloth. If needed, touch up spots
with a soapy steel wool pad.
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Tips
Keep the kitchen well ventilated
during the Self-Cleaning
cycle to help
get rid of heat, odors and smoke.
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 doesn’t 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 paae la.
To stop the Self-Cleaning
1.
cycle
at anytime:
Push in and turn the Stop Time
Knob clockwlse
until it points to
the right time of day.
2. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven
Temperature
Control to OFF. When
the Oven LOCKED Indictor Light
goes off, move the Lock Lever
back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT.
Wait until it moves easily.
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the range during the SelfCleaning
cycle. It can burn you.
How It Works
During the Self-Cleaning
cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it does for
baking or broiling...approximately
875°F (468”C).This heat breaks up grease
and soil and burns it off.
This graph shows approximate
temperatures
and times during a SelfCleaning
cycle for 3 hours.
SELF-CLEANING
CYCLE -THREE HOUR SEITING
(Approximate
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Temperatures
1 875°F
and
Times)
~530”
(468X
800°F
427”
600°F
3WC
400-F
200°F
START
Yzhr.
1 hr.
1Vz hrs.
2 hrs.
2 ~2 hrs.
3 hrs.
3Vz hrs.
STOP
Notice that the heating stops when the 3-hour setting is up, but that it takes longer
for the oven to cool down enough to unlock.
21
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Cleaning Chart
HOW TO CLEAN
PART
WHAT TO USE
Exterior
surfaces
Warm soapy water and a
soft cloth.
Plastic scrubbing
pad for
heavily-soiled
areas.
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Surface
units
No cleaning
required.
Porceiainenamel
reflector
bowls
Warm soapv water and a
plastic scrubbing
pad.
Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Chrome
trim rings
Warm soapy water
a plastic scrubbing
and
pad.
Control
Warm soapy
a soft cloth.
and
Control
knobs
panel
Broiler pan
and grid
water
Spatters or spills will burn off.
. Do not immerse in water.
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Warm soapy water or a
soapy steel wool pad.
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Oven
racks
Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Wash, rinse and dry well
Do not soak.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
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Clean after each use.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
(See note on page 18.)
Oven.
Leave in oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
OR
Warm soapy water or
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Wash, rinse and dry. Use soapy steel
soapy steel wool pads.
wool pads for heavily-soiled
areas.
NOTE: The oven racks will discolor
and be harder to slide when
left in the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. if you want them
to stay shiny, remove from the oven and clean bv hand.
Oven door
glass (Model
RF375PXW only)
Spray glass cleaner or
warm soapy water and a
plastic scrubbing
pad.
Self-Cleaning
Oven
For areas outside the
Self-Cleaning
area use
warm soapy water or
soapy steel wool pads.
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Wipe off excess spills.
Wash, rinse and dry well.
Place upside down on oven racks
in oven during the Self-Cleaning
cvcle.
. Wash, rinse and dry well.
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frequently.
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or harsh
cleansers.
. Do not clean in Self-Cleaning
Oven.
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Warm soapy water
spray glass cleaner
and a soft cloth.
Wipe off regularly
when range is
cool.
Do not allow iood containing
acids (such as vinegar, tomato,
lemon juice or milk) to remain
on surface. Acids may remove
the glossy finish.
Do not use abrasive
or harsh
cleansers.
Make sure oven is cool.
Follow directions
provided
the cleaner.
Wash. rinse and drv well.
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Follow directions
starting on
page 18, “Using the Self-Cleaning
Cycle:’
Do not use commercial
oven
cleaners.
Do not use foil to line the bottom
of your Self-Cleaning
Oven.
The Oven Light
The oven light will come on when YOU OP en the oven door. Model RF375PXW
only: To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, push the Oven Light
Switch on the control panel. Push it again to turn off the light.
To Replace:
Electrical
Shock and Personal Injury Hazard
. Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the oven has
been turned OFF before replacing
the light bulb. Failure to do so could
result in electrical
shock or burns.
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cover must be in place when using the oven. The cover
protects the bulb from breaking,
and from high oven temperatures.
Broken glass could cause injury.
1.
Unplug appliance
at the main power
or disconnect
supply
socket. Replace the bulb with a
40-watt appliance
bulb.
NOTE: The oven light will not work during
2. Remove the bulb cover in the
back of the oven by pulling out
and pushing the wire holder to
the side.
4. Replace the bulb cover and snap
the wire holder in place. Plug in
appliance
or reconnect at the
main power supply.
the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these steps:
1. Before calling for
assistance... Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
without tools of any kind.
If nothlng operates:
Is the
into a
age?
Have
main
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power supply cord plugged
live circuit with the proper volt(See Installation
Instructions.)
you checked
your home’s
fuses or circuit breaker box?
If the oven will not operate:
Is the Oven Selector turned to a setting (BAKE or BROIL, but not TIMED
BAKE)?
. Is the Oven Temperature
Control
turned to a temperature
setting?
. Is the automatic
MEALTIMER’” Clock
set correctly?
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If surface units will not operate:
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
. Are surface units plugged
in all the
way?
l Do the control
knobs turn?
If cooking
results aren’t what you
expected:
l Is the range
level?
l Does
the oven temperature
seem
too low or too high? See page 10.
l If needed,
have you preheated
the
oven as the recipe calls for?
l Are
you following
a tested recipe
from a reliable source?
l Are you using
pans recommended
in the Cooking Guide?
l If baking,
have you allowed 1I:2 to 2
inches (4-5 cm) on all sides of the
pans for air circulation?
l Are the pans the size called
for in the
recipe?
l Do
the cooking
utensils
have
smooth, flat bottoms and fit the surface elements being used?
See the Cooking Guide for more information on cooking
problems
and
how to solve them.
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If surface
unit control
knob(s)
will
not turn:
l Did you push in before
trying to turn?
If the Self-Cleaning
cycle will not
operate:
l Are
the Oven Selector
and Oven
Temperature
Control set on CLEAN?
. Does the Start Time Dial show the
correct time of day? Is the knob all
the way out?
l Is the Stop Time Dial set ahead
to the
time you want the cleaning
cycle to
stop?
l Is the Lock
Lever all the way to the
right?
2.
If you need
assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
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. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include
a daytime
phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If
you need service%.
Whirlr>ool
has a
nationwide
network
of authorized WhirlpoolSM
service
comoanies.
Whirlpool
service technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized
Whirlpool
service
company
in your area,call
our COOLLINE@ service assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone
directory
Yellow Pages
under:
APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJORSERVICE & REPUR
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
UWOR-REPAIRING&PARTS
-
OR
WASHl”G
MACIIINES.
DRYERS
S IRONERS - SERVICIUG
WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
AUTHORIZED WHIRLPOOL SERVICE
SERVICE
XX SERYICE CO
123MAPLE
4.
COMPANIES
999-9999
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?. .
5. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved?..
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.
l Contact
MACAP only when the
dealer,
authorized
servicer
or
Whirlpool
have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance
Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When requesting
assistance, please
provide:
model
number,
serial
number, date of purchase,
and a
complete
description
of the problem. This information
is needed
in
order to better
respond
to your
request.
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FSP is a registered
trademark
of
Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
part for your Whirlpool appliance.
FSP
replacement
parts will 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
COOL-LINE service assistance number in Step 2
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Notes
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL’
r LENGTH OF WARRANlY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
RANGE PRODUCT
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSPB replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by an authorized
WhirlpooF
service company.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible
light bulbs.
B. Repairs when range product
is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery.
This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage
to range product caused
by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental
or
consequential
damages
so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This
warranty
gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty
may also apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
If YOU need service, first see the “Service and Assistance”
section of this book. After
checking
“Service and Assistance:’
additional
help can be found by calling our
COOL-LINE” service assistance
telephone
number, 1-800-253-1301,
from anywhere
in the U.S.
Part No. 3149925 Rev. A
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Ice Makers.
Dishwashers,
Built-In
Ovens and Surlace Units. Ranges. Microwave
Printed in U.S.A.
Ovens. Trash Compaclors.
Room Air Conditioners.
Dehumidifiers
Aulomalic
W.
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