Whirlpool self-cleaning gas range use & care (28 pages)
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KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. A Note To You Important Safety Instructions Parts And Features Using Your Range Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle bt;~ For Your If You Need As4~nl . Warranty l-800-44-ROPER Call us with questions or comments. GAS RANGE MODEL FGS387Y...
A Note To You Thank you for buying You have purchased a quality, worldclass into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
Important Gas ranges have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appli- ance, there are specific installation and safety precautions which must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory operation. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical damage when using the range, follow basic precautions, including WARNING: if the information...
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...
Grease Grease is flammable. Do not allow grease to collect around cook-top or in vents. Wipe spillovers immediately. Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan by covering with a well-fitted lid, cookie sheet or flat tray.
Parts And Features This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with the location and appearance of all parts and features. Oven vent Surface burners and grates Lock lever Removable storage drawer Model and serial number plate (behind...
Using Your Range In This Section Using the surface burners recks and pans ... Positioning For best air circulation 9etting the clock ... Using the Minute Timer ... Baking/roasting Adjusting the oven temperature To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range.
Until you get used to the settings, following as a guide. For best results, start cooking at the high setting; then turn the control knob down to continue cooking. RECOMMENDED SE-ITING To light the burner. After the LITE burner lights, turn control back to a desired setting to stop the clicking of the ignitor.
Home canning information The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of tima can cause damage to the cooktop. To protect your range: For best results, use a canner which can be centered over the surface burner.
For best air circulation Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. For best results, allow 1 l/2-2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and between pans...
Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. 2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn clockwise until Minute Timer hand points to OFF.
Baking/roasting 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change reck position. rack at front and pull out. For further informa- tion, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 3.
Adjusting the oven temperature Oven temperature controls will gradually shift after years of use. So, even though your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the temperature you can adjust them by following these steps: 1.
5. Set the Oven Selector to BROIL. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature BROIL. The broiler will automatically in 50-60 seconds. 6. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Temperature to OFF. Broiling tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling.
Broiling rack position RACK POSiTiON FROM BOlTOM FOOD 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 tips 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.
Using the automatic The automatic MEALTIMER clock is designed to turn the oven on and off at times you set . . . even when you are not around. Delayed time baking/roasting is ideal for foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles.
To start baking/roasting 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. 3.
The storage drawer You can remove the storage drawer to make it easier to clean under the range. Use care when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: 1. Empty drawer before removing. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop. Lift front and pull out to the second stop.
Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section How the cycle works ........19 Before you start .
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 or a dishwasher. most of the soil is not removed, too much smoking will occur.
Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean position. The Clean Indicator Light will come After the Seff-Cleaning cycle is started, the Lock Indicator Light comes on when the oven temperature goes above normal baking/ roasting temperatures. The door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved when the Lock Indicator is on.
Caring For Your Range In This Section Surface burner grates ........22 Surface burners and cooktop...
Surface burners The cooktop and burner box areas are specially designed to make cleaning easier. Since the four burners are sealed, cleanups are easy and convenient. To clean the cooktop, wipe with a damp sponge and dry. Product Damage Hazard Do not remove the cooktop.
Gas must flow freely through the small hole in the brass orifice for the burner to light properly. This area must be free of any soil and be kept protected from boilovers or spillovers. ALWAYS keep the burner caps in place whenever a surface burner is in use.
Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean your range. PART WHAT TO USE Control knobs Sponge and warm, soapy water Sponge and warm, Control panels soapy water Paper towel and spray glass cleaner Exterior surfaces Sponge and warm, (other than control soapy water panels)
The oven light The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. Electrical Shock and Personal Injury Hazard Make sure oven and light bulb are cool and power to the range has been turned off before replacing the light bulb. Failure to do so could resuft in electrical shock or burns.
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.
POSSIBLE PROBLEM Burner flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are noisy when turned off Burner is wet from washing. Burner makes popping noise when on You are not pushing in before Control knob(s) turning. will not turn The Oven Selector and Oven Self-Cleaning Temperature cycle will not...
2. If you need assistance Call our toll-free telephone number. from anywhere in the U.S.: l-800-44-ROPER (1-800-447-8737) and talk with one of our trained consultants. 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.
D. Damage to appliance caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not approved by us. E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. under this warranty for incidental or consequential same time period stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand Appliances.