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Whirlpool FGS337G Troubleshooting Manual

Whirlpool self-cleaning gas range use & care guide fgs337g
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Gas Range
A Note to You............2
Range Safety ............3
Range ........................6
Range ......................21
Service ....................29
Index .......................31



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    MODEL FGS337G 8053431 Self-Cleaning Gas Range A Note to You...2 Range Safety ...3 Parts and Features...5 Using Your Range ...6 Caring for Your Range ...21 Troubleshooting ...26 Requesting Assistance or Service ...29 Index ...31 Warranty...32 TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT.
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    OTE TO Thank you for buying a ROPER ® Your ROPER range gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. 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.
  • 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. 15) Surface burners and grates (pp. 6, 22-24) Anti-tip bracket (p. 3, 16) Door stop clip (pp. 24, 25) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of broiler door) Storage drawer (p. 17) ONTROL PANEL REAR PUSH TO TURN...
  • Page 6 SING 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 NOTE: Do not line the oven bottom with foil or other liners. It could affect the oven surface as well as the quality of your baking. • Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circula- tion and give you poor cooking results.
  • Page 10 USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC TIME Clock pad (pp. 10, 13) Oven timer (p. 11) Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear on the display. If “PF” appears again on the display, your electricity was off for a while. •...
  • Page 11 SING THE ELECTRONIC TIMER The timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. It can be set in hours and minutes up to 12 hours, 59 minutes. The timer will display minutes for settings under 1 hour and hours and minutes for settings over 1 hour.
  • Page 12: B / Aking Roasting

    USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to light the oven during a power failure. Place the racks where you need them. For more information, see “Positioning racks and pans” in “Using the oven” earlier in this section. NOTE: Do not place food directly on the oven door or the oven bottom.
  • Page 13 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 14 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. Front Rear Set the oven control knob to BROIL. After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFF.
  • Page 15 ROILING ( CONT Broiling guidelines Recommended rack positions are numbered from the bottom (1) to top (5). For best results, place food 3 inches or more from the broil burner. MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium-rare medium well-done Ground Meat Patties, ⁄...
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE HE ANTI TIP BRACKET The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly. A child or adult can tip the range and be killed. Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
  • Page 17 HE STORAGE DRAWER Use the storage drawer to store cookware. You can remove the drawer to make it easier to clean under the range. Removing the storage drawer: Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the drawer straight out to the first stop. (The stops are small, round objects formed in the slide rail.
  • Page 18 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 19: S Etting The Controls

    ETTING THE CONTROLS Set the oven control knob to CLEAN. The door will lock itself within 6 seconds. If the door has a problem locking, it will try to lock itself for 1 minute. If the door fails to lock, the Self- Cleaning cycle will cancel.
  • Page 20 USING YOUR RANGE ETTING THE CONTROLS To stop the self-cleaning cycle at any time: Turn the oven control knob to OFF. OW 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.
  • Page 21 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 22: Caring For Your Range

    CARING FOR YOUR RANGE LEANING CHART ( CONT PART Surface burners Oven cavity • Food spills containing sugar and/or milk • All other spills Oven racks Broiler pan and grid CLEANING METHOD • Soap and water • Self-cleaning cycle • Soap and water •...
  • Page 23 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. •...
  • Page 24 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 25 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 26: 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 29. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 27 URFACE BURNERS CAUSE PROBLEM • The burner fails to light The control knob is not set correctly. Push in the control knobs before turning them. Make sure the control knob is turned to the Light position. (See page 6.) • You have blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.
  • Page 28 TROUBLESHOOTING 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 on bottom Unevenly baked items Crust edge browns...
  • Page 29: Assistance Or

    EQUESTING SSISTANCE OR To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. F YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-616-923-7113.
  • Page 30 NOTES...
  • Page 31: Index

    NDEX TOPIC ANTI-TIP BRACKET...3, 16 ASSISTANCE ...29 BAKING Aluminum foil ...9 Bakeware ...9 Pans ...7, 8 Racks ...8 Setting cycle...12 Tips...12 BROILING Grid...14 Guidelines ...14, 15 Pan ...14 Setting cycle...14 CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ...22 Control knobs...21 Control panel ...21 Exterior surfaces ...21 Oven cavity ...22 Oven door glass ...22...
  • Page 32: Warranty