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Whirlpool 8522773A Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool electric range use & care guide
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ELECTRIC RANGE
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation, performance,
parts, accessories or service, call:
1-800-253-1301
or visit our website at...
www.whirlpool.com
Table of Contents ............................................ 2
Models: RF199LXK GR460LXK
RF388LXK GR465LXK
RF389LXK GR470LXK
RF390LXK GR475LXK
8522773A

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  • Page 1 ® ELECTRIC RANGE Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation, performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301 or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ... 2 Models: RF199LXK GR460LXK RF388LXK GR465LXK RF389LXK GR470LXK RF390LXK GR475LXK 8522773A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS RANGE SAFETY ...3 The Anti-Tip Bracket ...3 PARTS AND FEATURES...6 COOKTOP USE ...7 Cooktop Controls...7 ACCUSIMMER™ Feature ...7 Dual Cooking Zone ...7 Keep Warm Element ...8 Ceramic Glass ...8 Coil Elements and Burner Bowls ...9 Lift-up Cooktop ...9 Home Canning ...10 Cookware ...10 ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL ...11...
  • Page 3: Range Safety

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

    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 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN –...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed. The location and appearance of the features shown here may not match your model. Control Panel ACCUSIMMER SINGLE DUAL NORMAL BURNER...
  • Page 7: Cooktop Use

    COOKTOP USE Cooktop Controls WARNING Fire Hazard Turn off all controls when done cooking. Failure to do so can result in death or fire. The control knobs can be set anywhere between HI and LO. Push in and turn to setting. Use the following chart as a guide when setting heat levels.
  • Page 8: Keep Warm Element

    To Use DUAL : 1. Push in and turn the left front control knob clockwise from the OFF position to the DUAL zone anywhere between HI and 2. Push in and turn knob to OFF when finished. Keep Warm Element WARNING Food Poisoning Hazard Do not let food sit for more than one hour before...
  • Page 9: Coil Elements And Burner Bowls

    Make sure the bottoms of pots and pans are clean and dry before using them. Residue and water can leave deposits when heated. Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop. Hot Surface Indicator Light (under ceramic glass) The hot surface indicator light will glow as long as any surface cooking area is too hot to touch, even after the surface cooking area(s) is turned off.
  • Page 10: Home Canning

    Home Canning When canning for long periods, alternate the use of surface cooking areas, elements or surface burners between batches. This allows time for the most recently used areas to cool. Center the canner on the grate or largest surface cooking area or element.
  • Page 11: Electronic Oven Control

    ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL 1. Display 4. Auto Clean 2. Timer 5. Oven Light Pad 3. Clock 6. Sequence Programming Display When power is first supplied to the appliance, “PF” will appear on the display. Press OFF/CANCEL to clear. Any other time “PF” appears, a power failure has occurred. Press OFF/CANCEL and reset the Clock if needed.
  • Page 12: Timer

    Timer The Timer can be set in hours or minutes up to 12 hours and 59 minutes, and counts down the set time. The Timer does not start or stop the oven. To Set: 1. Press TIMER SET. If no action is taken after 5 minutes, the display will return to the time of day mode.
  • Page 13: Split Oven Rack

    BAKEWARE To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow 2 in. (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use the following chart as a guide. NUMBER OF POSITION ON RACK PAN(S) Center of rack. Side by side or slightly staggered.
  • Page 14: Oven Vent

    Oven Vent 1. Oven Vent (coil element model) 1. Oven Vent (ceramic glass model) The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and should not be blocked or covered. Doing so will cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results. Never set plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent.
  • Page 15: Warm Hold Feature

    After broiling, remove the pan from the oven when removing the food. Drippings will bake on the pan if left in the heated oven, making cleaning more difficult. Before broiling, position rack according to Broiling Chart. It is not necessary to preheat the oven before putting food in unless recommended in the recipe.
  • Page 16: Timed Cooking

    Timed Cooking WARNING Food Poisoning Hazard Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness. Timed Cooking allows the oven to be set to turn on at a certain time of day, cook for a set length of time, and/or shut off automatically.
  • Page 17: Warming Drawer

    2. If fewer than four steps have been programmed, press REVIEW STEPS repeatedly until the last programmed step is displayed, then press FIRST/NEXT STEP if it is desired to program an additional step. While a step is recalled, a cook function pad can be used to change the function, or the TEMPERATURE “up”...
  • Page 18: Range Care

    FOOD Gravy Ham, Boneless Hard Rolls Lasagna Pastries Pre-Packaged, baked Pre-Packaged, frozen Single Crust Double Crust Pizza Potatoes, Baked Quiche Roast, Boneless Roasted Chicken Soft Rolls RANGE CARE Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models) WARNING Burn Hazard Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
  • Page 19: General Cleaning

    To Delay Start Self-Clean: Before delay starting Self-Clean, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. See “Clock” section. Also, make sure the door is closed completely or it will not lock and the cycle will not begin.
  • Page 20: Oven Light

    CONTROL PANEL Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty wash cloths or some paper towels. Damage may occur. Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge: Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on panel. (on some models) COIL ELEMENTS Do not clean or immerse in water.
  • Page 21: Oven Door

    Oven Door For normal range use, it is not suggested to remove the oven door. However, if necessary, follow these instructions. The oven door is heavy. Before Removing: 1. Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at the bottom corner of the door stop clip.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Nothing will operate Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded outlet. Has a household fuse been blown or has the circuit breaker been tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
  • Page 23: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Center...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    CLEANTOP Whirlpool Corporation warrants that the ceramic glass cooktop will not discolor, the cooktop pattern will not wear off, the rubber seal between the ceramic glass cooktop and porcelain edge will not crack, the ceramic glass cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock and the surface unit elements will not burn out.