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Whirlpool RF196LXK Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
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Models RF350BXK RF196LXK



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  • Page 1 ® SELF-CLEANING ELECTRIC RANGE Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at... Table of Contents ...2 Models RF350BXK RF196LXK RF362BXK RF364LXK RF355PXK RF367LXK RF364PXK RF368LXK RF365PXK 8522771A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS RANGE SAFETY ...3 The Anti-Tip Bracket ...3 PARTS AND FEATURES...6 COOKTOP USE ...7 Cooktop Controls...7 Ceramic Glass...7 Coil Elements and Burner Bowls ...8 Lift-up Cooktop ...8 Home Canning ...8 Cookware ...8 ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL ...9 Oven Indicator Lights ...9 Display...9 Start/Enter ...9 Off/Cancel ...9...
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER”...
  • 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 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Keep Oven Vent Ducts Unobstructed. Placement of Oven Racks – Always place oven racks in desired location while oven is cool. If rack must be moved while oven is hot, do not let potholder contact hot heating element in oven. DO NOT TOUCH HEATING ELEMENTS OR INTERIOR SURFACES OF OVEN –...
  • Page 6: 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 location and appearance of the features shown here may not match your model. Control Panel 1. Left Front Control Knob 2.
  • Page 7: Cooktop Use

    COOKTOP USE Cooktop Controls WARNING Fire Hazard Turn off all controls when done cooking. Failure to do so can result in death or fire. The control knobs can be set anywhere between HI and LO. Push in and turn to setting. The surface cooking area locator shows which element is turned on.
  • Page 8: Coil Elements And Burner Bowls

    Coil Elements and Burner Bowls (on some models) Coil elements should be level for optimal cooking results. Burner bowls, when clean, reflect heat back to the cookware. They also help catch spills. Cookware should not extend more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) over the coil element.
  • Page 9: Electronic Oven Control

    Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material characteristics. COOKWARE CHARACTERISTICS Aluminum Heats quickly and evenly. Suitable for all types of cooking. Medium or heavy thickness is best for most cooking tasks. Cast iron Heats slowly and evenly. Good for browning and frying.
  • Page 10: 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 •• CANCEL. The timer oven indicator light will light up. 2.
  • Page 11: Bakeware

    BAKEWARE To cook food evenly, hot air must be able to circulate. Allow 2 in. (5 cm) of space around bakeware and oven walls. Use the following chart as a guide. NUMBER OF POSITION ON RACK PAN(S) Center of rack. Side by side or slightly staggered.
  • Page 12: Baking And Roasting

    Baking and Roasting Before baking and roasting, position racks according to the “Positioning Racks and Bakeware” section. When roasting, it is not necessary to wait for the oven preheat conditioning time to end before putting food in unless recommended in the recipe. To Bake or Roast: 1.
  • Page 13: Timed Cooking

    BROILING CHART For best results, place food 3 in. (7 cm) or more from the broil element. Times are guidelines only and may need to be adjusted for individual foods and tastes. Recommended rack positions are numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For diagram, see the “Positioning Racks and Bakeware”...
  • Page 14: 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 15 (on some models) CERAMIC GLASS Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine bleach, rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur. Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry thoroughlyto prevent streaking and staining. Cooktop Polishing Creme is recommended for regular use to help prevent scratches, pitting and abrasions, and to condition the cooktop.
  • Page 16: Oven Light

    OVEN AND ROASTING RACKS Self-Cleaning cycle: See “Self-Cleaning Cycle” first. Remove racks or they will discolor and become harder to slide. If this happens, a light coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help them slide. Steel wool pad BROILER PAN AND GRID Do not clean in the Self-Cleaning cycle.
  • Page 17: Storage Drawer

    To Replace: 1. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of the door and your thumbs on the inside surface. 2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge slots.
  • Page 18 Oven indicator lights flash Do the oven indicator lights flash? See the “Oven Indicator Lights” section. If the indicator light(s) keeps flashing, call for service. See “Assistance or Service” section. Display shows messages Is the display showing “PF”? There has been a power failure. Clear the display. See “Display(s)”...
  • Page 19: Assistance Or Service

    To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Center...
  • Page 20: Warranty

    CLEANTOP Whirlpool Corporation warrants that the ceramic glass cooktop will not discolor, the cooktop pattern will not wear off, the rubber seal between the ceramic glass cooktop and porcelain edge will not crack, the ceramic glass cooktop will not crack due to thermal shock and the surface unit elements will not burn out.