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Whirlpool FGS385B Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    ....28 Warranty ..._... 32 I-800-44-ROPER Call us with questions or comments. MODEL FGS385B ..20...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    A Note to You Thank you for buying Your ROPER range gives you all the functionality 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: Important Safety Instructions

    Important READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appliance, there are specific installation to ensure safe and satisfactory operation. WARNING: If the information a fire or explosion property damage.
  • Page 4 Use the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not touch surface burners, areas near surface burners, or interior surfaces of oven. Areas near surface burners 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 burners, areas near surface burners, or...
  • Page 5 When using the oven Always position the oven rack(s) in desired location while oven is cool. Use care when opening oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. Grease l Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to collect around cooktop or in vents.
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    Parts and Features This section contains captioned illustrations the location and appearance of all parts and features. Lock lever Model and Anti-tip brackets Removable Control panels Surface burner markers Left front Left rear control knob control knob Clean indicator Oven light selector Lock indicator...
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    Using Your Range In This Section Using the surface burners ....7 racks and pans ....9 Positioning For best air circulation Setting the clock .
  • Page 8 Until you get used to the settings, the following as a guide. For best results, start cooking at the high setting; then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. SETTING RECOMMENDED LITE To light the burner. After the burner lights, turn control back to a desired setting to stop the clicking of the ignitor.
  • Page 9 Handles should be made of a sturdy, heat- resistant material and be securely attached to the pan. Pans should be easy to clean. Check to be sure there are no crevices, rough edges, or areas where food might collect. Be sure pans do not tip, whether they are full or empty.
  • Page 10 Extra oven rack position (roasting rack) When roasting food too large to be placed in oven with rack in lowest position, place rack on bottom of oven. For proper roasting, follow these guidelines: The rack must be level. Use adequate amount of liquid (meat juices or water) so food does not get overdone.
  • Page 11 Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn clockwise until Minute Timer hand points to OFF.
  • Page 12 Baking/roasting NOTE: Do not attempt to light the oven burner during a power failure. See “lmpor- tant Safety Instructions” on page 3 for more information. 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and oans”...
  • Page 13 Adjusting the oven Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, 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: 1.
  • Page 14 5. Set the Oven Selector to BROIL. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature counterclockwise to BROIL. The broiler will automatically light in 50-60 seconds. 6. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Tempera- ture Control clockwise to OFF.
  • Page 15 Broiling rack position RACK POSITION FROM BOlTOM Rare steaks and fish Medium and well-done steaks and hamburgers; well-done foods such as chicken, lobster, ham slices, and pork chops Energy saving 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.
  • Page 16 Using the MEALTIMER’” The MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when ycju are not around. Delayed time baking/roasting foods which do not require a preheated oven, sxh as meats and casseroles. DO not use delayed time cooking cookies, etc.
  • Page 17 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. 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 not pushed in.
  • Page 18 The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent located in lower part of backguard. The vent is needed for air circulation. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/roasting will result. NOTE: Never store plastics, paper, or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent, or any of the surface burners.
  • Page 19 The anti-tip brackets 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 brackets properly secured. To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with properly installed anti-tip brackets supplied with range.
  • Page 20: Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle

    Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section How the cycle works ............20 Before you start The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning...
  • Page 21 Remove any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan and grid in the oven if you have first removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning dishwasher. If most of the soil is not removed, too much smoking will occur.
  • Page 22 4. Move the Lock Lever to the right - the Clean position. The Clean Indicator Light will come on. 5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is started, the Lock Indicator Light comes on when the oven temperature goes above normal baking/roasting temperatures.
  • Page 23: Range

    Caring for Your Range In This Section Surface burner grates ......23 Lift-up cooktop ........24 Surface burners .
  • Page 24 Lift-up cooktop 1. Remove surface burner grates. 2. Lift front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. Personal Injury 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.
  • Page 25 5. Before putting the burners them thoroughly by setting them in a warm oven for 30 minutes. 6. Replace burners, making sure they are properly seated and level. Replace screws. 7. Occasionally check the burner flames for proper size and shape as shown. A good flame is blue in color.
  • Page 26 PART WHAT TO USE Surface burner Warm, soapy water grates and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Dishwasher Sponge and warm, Surface burners soapy water Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Vinegar and water solution Broiler pan and Steel-wool pad and grid (clean after warm, soapy water...
  • Page 27 The oven light The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the range has been turned off before replacing the light bulb. The bulb cover must be in place when using the oven.
  • Page 28: If You Need Assistance Or Service

    If You Need Assistance or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our toll- free telephone number for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers, and the purchase date.
  • Page 29 PROBLEM POSSIBLE Burner fails to The power cord is not light plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage. A household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped. Burner ports are clogged. Burner flames Burner ports are clogged. are uneven Burner flames Air/gas mixture is incorrect.
  • Page 30 POSSIBLE PROBLEM Cooking results The range is not level. are not what you expected The oven temperature too low or too high. The oven was not preheated as the recipe calls for. The recipe you are using may need to be altered to improve the taste or appearance of the food.
  • Page 31 . . . 4. If you need replacement number. Dial FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement ance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right, because they are made to the same exacting specifications build every new ROPER appliance.
  • Page 32: Warranty

    E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized appliance. This ROPER appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. it be liable under this warranty for incidental or consequential allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential limitation may not apply to you.