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Whirlpool FGS385Y Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    A Note To You Important Safety Instructions Parts And Features Using Your Range Usin Self- E leaning Cycle Cating For Your Range tf You Need Assistance Or Service Warranty 1-800~44-ROPER Call us with questions or comments. il RANGE MODEL FGS385Y...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    A Note To You Thank you for buying You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering 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.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    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...
  • Page 4 ) Use the range only for its intended use as described in this manual. b 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...
  • Page 5 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. Flaming grease outside of pan can be extinguished with baking soda or, if available, a multipurpose dry chemical or...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    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. Anti-tip bracket (on wall behind backguard) Oven vent Surface burners, grates and reflector pans Lock lever (under cooktop) Removable...
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    Using Your Range In This Section Using the surface burners racks and pans ..9 Positioning air circulation ... For best Setting 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.
  • Page 8 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 SElTING To light the burner. After the burner lights, turn control back to a desired setting to stop the clicking of the ignitor.
  • Page 9 Home canning information The large diameter of most water-bath pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of time can cause damage to the cooktop. To protect your range: For best results, use a canner which can be centered over the surface burner.
  • Page 10 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 baklng. Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. For best results, allow inches (4-5 cm)
  • Page 11 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.
  • Page 12 Baking/roasting 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, rack at front and pull out. For futher informa- tion, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 9. 2. Set the Oven Selector to BAKE. 3.
  • Page 13 Adjusting the oven temperature Oven temperature controls will gradually shfft 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 settings, you can adjust them by following these steps:...
  • Page 14 5. Set the Oven Selector to BROIL. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature BROIL. The broiler will automatically 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. They are designed to drain excess liquid and fat away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke or fire.
  • Page 15 Broiling rack position chart RACK POSITION FOOD 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 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.
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: 1. Position the oven rack(s) properfy 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 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. Lii front and pull out to the second stop.
  • Page 19 Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle In This Section ........19 .
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21 Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean position. The Clean Indicator Light will come After the Self-Cleaning cycle is started, the Lock Indicator Light comes on when the oven temperature goes above normal baking roasting terruperatures. The door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved when the Lock Indicator Light is on.
  • Page 22: Cating For Your Range

    Caring For Your Range In This Section Surface burner grates and reflector pans ..22 Lift-up cooktop ..........Surface burners ..,...
  • Page 23 Lift-up cooktop 1. Remove surface burner grates and reflector pans. 2. Lii front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. Personal Injury and Product Damage Hazard Be sure both support rods are fully extended and in the locked position. Failure to do so could resuft in personal injury from the cooktop accidentally falling.
  • Page 24 5. Before putting the burners back, dry them thoroughly by setting them in a warm oven for 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 25 WHAT TO USE PART Sponge and warm, Surface burners soapy water Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, scrubbing pad Vinegar and water solution Broiler pan and grid Steel-wool pad and (clean after each use) warm, soapy water Steel-wool pad and Oven racks warm, soapy water The Self-Cleaning...
  • Page 26 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 result in electrical shock or burns.
  • Page 27: 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 what to do if you still need assistance or service.
  • Page 28 POSSIBLE PROBLEM Burner flames are Burner ports are clogged. uneven Burner flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are noisy when turned off Burner makes Burner is wet from washing. popping noise when on Control knob(s) You are not pushing in before will not turn turning.
  • Page 29 2. If you need assistance Call our toll-free telephone number. from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800~ROPER (I-80&447-6737) 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.
  • Page 32: Warranty

    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.