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Whirlpool GS440LEL Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
In Canada, call for assistance 1-800-461-5681, for installation
and service, call: 1-800-807-6777
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
To the installer: Please leave this instruction book
with the unit.
To the consumer: Please read and keep this book
for future reference.
Models SF195LEK, GS440LEL,



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  • Page 1 Table of Contents ... 2 To the installer: Please leave this instruction book with the unit. To the consumer: Please read and keep this book for future reference. Models SF195LEK, GS440LEL, GS445LEL, GS458LEL, GS460LEL, GS465LEL, GS470LEL, GS475LEL ®...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    RANGE SAFETY ...2 The Anti-Tip Bracket ...3 PARTS AND FEATURES...5 COOKTOP USE ...6 Cooktop Controls...6 Surface Burners ...6 Home Canning ...7 Cookware ...7 ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL ...8 Display...8 Start ...8 Cancel ...8 Clock ...8 Tones...8 Fahrenheit and Celsius...8 Timer...9 Control Lock...9 12-Hour Shutoff...9 Oven Temperature Control ...9 OVEN USE...9...
  • Page 3: The Anti-Tip Bracket

    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.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    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

    This manual covers several different models. The range you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed. The locations and appearances of the features shown here may not match those of your model. Control Panel 1.
  • Page 6: Cooktop Use

    COOKTOP USE Cooktop Controls WARNING 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. Electric igniters automatically light the surface burners when control knobs are turned to LIGHT.
  • Page 7: Home Canning

    Burner Ports: Check burner flames occasionally for proper size and shape as shown above. A good flame is blue in color, not yellow. Keep this area free of soil and do not allow spills, food, cleaning agents or any other material to enter the burner ports. To Clean: 1.
  • Page 8: Electronic Oven Control

    ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL 1. Display 5. Oven Light Pad 2. Timer 6. Sequence Programming (on some models) 3. Clock 7. Oven Settings 4. Auto Clean Display When power is first supplied to the appliance, “PF” and the current time will appear on the display. Press any pad to clear “PF”...
  • Page 9: Timer

    Timer The Timer can be set in hours or minutes up to 12 hours and 59 minutes, and counts down the set time. The Timer does not start or stop the oven. To Set: 1. Press TIMER SET. If no action is taken after 5 minutes, the display will return to the time of day mode.
  • Page 10: Split Oven Rack

    RACKS Position racks before turning the oven on. Do not move racks with bakeware on them. Make sure racks are level. To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge, then lift out. Use the following illustration and chart as a guide. FOOD Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys, angel food cakes...
  • Page 11: Oven Vent

    Oven Vent 1. Oven Vent The oven vent releases hot air and moisture from the oven, and should not be blocked or covered. Doing so will cause poor air circulation, affecting cooking and cleaning results. Never set plastics, paper or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent.
  • Page 12: Warm Hold Feature

    To Custom Broil: 1. Press CUSTOM BROIL. 2. Press TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pad to change the temperature in 5° amounts. The broil range can be set between 300°F (150°C) and HI (525°F [275°C]). 3. Press START/ENTER. 4. Press CANCEL when finished. BROILING CHART For best results, place food 3 in.
  • Page 13: Sequence Programming

    To Set a Delayed Timed Cook: Before setting, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. See “Clock” section. 1. Press desired cook function. Press the TEMP “up” or “down” arrow pads to enter a temperature other than the one displayed. 2.
  • Page 14: Warming Drawer

    Warming Drawer (on some models) WARNING Food Poisoning Hazard Do not let food sit for more than one hour before or after cooking. Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness. The Warming Drawer is ideal for keeping hot cooked foods at serving temperature.
  • Page 15: Range Care

    RANGE CARE Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models) WARNING Burn Hazard Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns. IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
  • Page 16: General Cleaning

    General Cleaning IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products. Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless otherwise noted. EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES (on some models) Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should be cleaned as soon as the entire appliance is cool.
  • Page 17: Oven Door

    To replace: 1. Unplug range or disconnect power. 2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven counterclockwise to remove. 3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket. 4. Replace bulb and bulb cover by turning clockwise. 5.
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    3. Press the tab down on the right side, and lift tab up on the left side at the same time, then pull drawer out another inch. 4. Holding the drawer by its sides, not its front, carefully pull it all the way out.
  • Page 19: Assistance Or Service

    Canada. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Canada Inc. with any questions or concerns at: Customer Interaction Center Whirlpool Canada Inc.
  • Page 20: Warranty

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state or province to province. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.