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Whirlpool fgs387y gas range user guide
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Important
Safety Instructions
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
shock, injury to persons,
or
damage when using the range, follow basic precautions,
including
the following:
WARNING: if the information
in this manual is not followed exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or death.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
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Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
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immediately
call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone.
Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
. if you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
installation
and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
General
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Install or locate the range only in accordance
with the provided Installation Instructions.
The range must be installed by a qualified
installer. The range must be properly
connected to the proper gas supply and
checked for leaks. The range must also be
properly connected to electrical supply and
grounded.
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Gas fuels and their use in appliances can
cause minor exposures to benzene, formal-
dehyde, carbon monoxide and soot, primar-
ily from incomplete combustion.
Significant
exposure to these substances
can cause
cancer or reproductive
harm. Properly
adjusted burners with a blue, rather than a
yellow, flame will minimize incomplete
combustion.
Venting with a hood or an open
window will further minimize exposure.
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Do not store things children might want above
the range. Children could be burned or
injured while climbing on it.
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Do not leave children alone or unattended in
area where the range is in use. They should
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of
the range. They could be burned or injured.
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Do not operate the range if it is damaged or
not working properly.
. Do not use the range for warming or heating
the room. Persons could be burned or injured,
or a fire could start.
. Do not attempt to light the oven burner during
a power failure. Personal injury could result.
Reset oven controls to the off position in the
event of a power failure.
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