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Whirlpool SF385PEG Use And Care Manual

Self-cleaning gas range
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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
Gas Range
A Note to You ............2
Range Safety ............3
Cleaning Cycle ........20
Range ......................23
Service ....................31
Index ........................35
Warranty ..................36
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

  • Page 2: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL The Whirlpool Brand is committed to designing quality products that consistently perform for you to make your life easier. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    ANGE AFETY Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    RANGE SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, injury to persons, or damage when using the range, follow basic precautions, including the following: WARNING: • TO REDUCE THE RISK OF TIPPING OF THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE SECURED BY PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTI-TIP DEVICES.
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES Oven vent (p. 19) Surface burners and grates (pp. 6, 25-26) Anti-tip bracket (p. 3) Door stop clip (p. 26-28) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer) Storage drawer (p. 19) ONTROL PANEL Left rear Left front control knob...
  • Page 6 SING ANGE SING THE SURFACE BURNERS wWARNING Fire Hazard Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of the pan. Turn off all controls when not cooking. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. Using the control knobs Your range comes with electric ignitors.
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    SING THE SURFACE BURNERS In case of a prolonged power failure You can manually light surface burners. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn the control knob to the LIGHT position. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the setting you want. Home canning information The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long...
  • Page 8 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE OVEN Positioning racks and pans Place the oven racks where you need them before turning on the oven. • To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge and lift it out. •...
  • Page 9 SING ALUMINUM FOIL FOR BAKING • Do not line the oven bottom with any type of foil, liners, or cookware. Permanent damage will occur to the oven bottom finish. • Do not block the oven bottom vents. • Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. Doing so will reduce air circulation and overall oven performance.
  • Page 10 USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Electronic SELF-CLEANING OVEN display Oven selector BAKE BAKE pads (pp. 13, 15, 16, 17, 22) Temperature (pp. 13, 15, 16, 17, 22) Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, everything on the display will light up for 1 to 2 seconds, then a time of day and “PF”...
  • Page 11 ETTING THE CLOCK Press CLOCK. Set the time. Press the “up” ( ) or “down” ( ) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. Start the clock. SING THE ELECTRONIC MINUTE TIMER The minute timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer.
  • Page 12 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC MINUTE TIMER Start the minute timer. The minute timer will begin counting down immediately after the timer is started. When the time is up: You will hear four 1-second tones, then four 1-second reminder tones every minute until you press TIMER OFF.
  • Page 13 AKING ROASTING Your oven is designed with the ACCUBAKE temperature management system to constantly monitor oven temperature. The burner will cycle, as needed, to maintain the desired temperature. This feature is automatically activated when the oven is in operation. Place the racks where you need them in the oven. For more information, see “Positioning racks and pans”...
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING Press START/ENTER. A preheat conditioning time counts down the approximate preheat time after the oven temperature has been set and START has been pressed. The oven control automatically sets preheating times based on the oven temperature you select: •...
  • Page 15 DJUSTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting results, you can change the offset temperature by following the steps below.
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING NOTES: • Do not preheat when broiling, unless your recipe recommends it. Place the rack where you need it in the oven. See “Broiling guidelines” later in this section. Front Rear Put your food on the broiler pan and place the Press CUSTOM BROIL.
  • Page 17 ROILING ( CONT To custom broil at a lower temperature: • If food is cooking too fast, press the until “325°F” shows on the small display. • If you want food to broil slower from the start, press CUSTOM BROIL and press the so a temperature between 300°F and 520°F shows on the small display.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING ( CONT Broiling guidelines (cont.) Recommended rack positions are numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For best results, place food 3 in or more from broil burner. MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium rare medium well done Ground Meat Patties,...
  • Page 19 HE OVEN VENT Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent that is near the middle of the backguard. The vent lets air circulate properly. Be careful not to block the vent, or you will get poor baking/roasting results.
  • Page 20 SING THE 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 these instructions can result in burns, or illness from inhaling dangerous fumes.
  • Page 21: Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle

    ETTING THE CONTROLS NOTE: Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” in the “Using Your Range” section.) Press AUTO CLEAN. This will automatically set a 3 Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: There will be a 30-minute cool-down ⁄...
  • Page 22 USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE ETTING THE CONTROLS To stop the self-cleaning cycle at any time: If the oven temperature is above normal broiling temperatures, the Self-Cleaning cycle will start a 30-minute cool down. The clean and door locked indicator lights will stay on. OW THE CYCLE WORKS The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil and grease.
  • Page 23 ARING FOR Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance. Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire. LEANING CHART Before cleaning, always make sure all controls are off and the range is cool. Refer to instructions on all cleaning products before using them to clean your range.
  • Page 24: Caring For Your Range

    CARING FOR YOUR RANGE LEANING CHART ( CONT PART Surface burners Oven door glass Oven cavity • Food spills containing sugar and/or milk • All other spills Oven racks Broiler pan and grid CLEANING METHOD • Soap and water • Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad •...
  • Page 25 EALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP Cleaning the surface burners • You should routinely remove and clean the burner cap. Always clean the burner cap after a spill-over. Keeping the burner cap clean prevents improper ignition and an uneven flame. • For the proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner, do not allow spills, food, cleaning agents, or any other material to enter the gas...
  • Page 26 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP To clean the burners: Pull the burner cap straight up from the burner base. Clean the burner cap with warm, soapy water and a sponge. You can also clean it with a mildly abrasive scrubbing pad or cleanser.
  • Page 27 EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR To remove: Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins while the door is removed from the range. Carefully close the door until it rests against the door removal pins.
  • Page 28 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge slots. Tilt top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto front frame support pins.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    ROUBLESHOOTING 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 31. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 30 TROUBLESHOOTING HEN SELF CLEANING YOUR OVEN PROBLEM The Self-Cleaning cycle will not work OOKING RESULTS PROBLEM Cookware not level on cooktop (Check to see if liquids are level in cookware) Excessive heat on cooktop in areas around cookware The oven temperature seems too low or too high Slow baking or roasting Baked items too brown...
  • Page 31: Assistance Or

    When calling: Please know the purchase date, and the complete model and serial number of your appliance (see the “A Note to You” section). This information will help Whirlpool better respond to your request. Our consultants provide assistance with: •...
  • Page 32: Index

    NDEX TOPIC ANTI-TIP BRACKET...3 ASSISTANCE ...31 BAKING ACCUBAKE ® system ...13, 14 Aluminum foil ...9 Bakeware ...9 Pans ...7, 8 Preheat conditioning ...14 Racks ...8 Setting cycle...13 Tips...14 BROILING Grid...17 Guidelines ...17, 18 Pan ...16 Setting cycle...16 CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ...24 Control knobs...23 Control panel ...23 Exterior surfaces ...23...
  • Page 33: Warranty

    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 or Service” section, or by calling the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. 8053426A ©...

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