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Whirlpool RF314PXG Use & Care Manual

Standard-cleaning electric ranges, 4.65 cubic foot oven
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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
Electric Ranges
A Note to You ............2
Range Safety .............3
Service .....................36
Index ........................39
Warranty ..................40
1 - 800 - 253 - 1301
Call our Consumer Assistance Center
with questions or comments.



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    4.65 Cubic Foot Oven MODELS RF314PXG RF315PXG 8053394 Standard-Cleaning Electric Ranges A Note to You ...2 Range Safety ...3 Parts and Features...6 Using Your Range...8 Caring for Your Range...26 Troubleshooting...34 Requesting Assistance or Service ...36 Index ...39 Warranty ...40 1 - 800 - 253 - 1301 Call our Consumer Assistance Center with questions or comments.
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL The Whirlpool Brand is committed to designing quality products that consistently perform for you to make your life easier. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    ANGE AFETY Your safety and the safety of others is 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
  • Page 4 RANGE SAFETY 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

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Do Not Cook on Broken Cooktop – If cooktop should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cooktop and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified techni- cian immediately. • Clean Cooktop With Caution – If a wet sponge or cloth is used to wipe spills on a hot cooking area, be careful to avoid steam burn.
  • Page 6 ARTS AND EATURES (Model RF315PXG) Oven vent (p. 24) Plug-in coil element with one-piece reflector bowl (pp. 26, 29, 30) Anti-tip bracket (pp. 3, 25) Door stop clip (pp. 32, 33) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer) Removable storage drawer (p.
  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    (Model RF314PXG) Oven vent (p. 24) CLEANTOP ® ceramic glass cooktop (pp. 11, 28) Surface cooking area (pp. 11, 28) Anti-tip bracket (pp. 3, 25) Door stop clip (pp. 32, 33) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer)
  • Page 8: Using Your Range

    SING ANGE SING THE SURFACE COOKING AREAS Using the control knobs Push in the control knobs before turning them to a setting. You can set them anywhere between HI and OFF. Surface cooking area heat settings Use the following chart as a guide. SETTING RECOMMENDED USE •...
  • Page 9 SING THE SURFACE COOKING AREAS Home canning information To protect your range: • Use flat-bottomed canners on all types of cooktops, especially ceramic glass. Canners with rippled or ridged bottoms do not allow 1" 1" good contact with the surface. •...
  • Page 10 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE SURFACE COOKING AREAS Cookware tips • Select a pan that is about the same size as the surface cooking area. Cookware should not extend more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) outside the area. • For best results and greater energy efficiency, use only flat-bottomed cookware that makes good contact with the surface cooking area.
  • Page 11 Food and water particles left on the bottoms can leave deposits on the cooktop when it is heated. Hot surface indicator light (Model RF314PXG) The hot surface indicator light on the cooktop will glow when a surface cooking area HOT SURFACE becomes too hot to touch.
  • Page 12 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE OVEN Positioning racks and pans Place the oven racks where you need them before turning on the oven. • To move a rack, pull it out to the stop position, raise the front edge and lift it out. •...
  • Page 13 AKEWARE CHOICES Baking performance is affected by the type of bakeware used. Use the bakeware size recommended in the recipe. BEST USED FOR BAKEWARE TYPE Light colored aluminum • Light golden crusts • Even browning Dark aluminum and other • Brown, crisp crusts bakeware with dark, dull, and/or non-stick finish Ovenproof glassware,...
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Indicator lights (see below) Bake pad (pp. 17, 19) Custom broil (p. 22) Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear on the display until you press any command pad. If “PF” again appears on the display, your electricity was off for a while.
  • Page 15 ETTING THE CLOCK Press CLOCK. Set the time. Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. Start the clock. NOTES: • To see the time of day when the clock time is not on the display, press CLOCK.
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC MINUTE TIMER Start the minute timer. The minute timer will begin counting down immediately after the timer is started. When the time is up: You will hear four 1-second tones. NOTE: To display the time of day while the minute timer is counting down, press CLOCK.
  • Page 17: B / Aking Roasting

    AKING ROASTING Place the racks where you need them. For more information, see “Positioning racks and pans” in “Using the oven" earlier in this section. NOTE: Do not place food directly on the oven door or the oven bottom. Choose the bake setting. The bake indicator light will light up.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING When roasting, put your food in the oven. You do not have to preheat the oven when roasting, unless your recipe recommends it. Roasting meats and poultry • For even cooking, place the meat on a rack in a shallow pan.
  • Page 19 AKING ROASTING ( CONT When baking, put your food in the oven after the preheat conditioning time ends. During baking/roasting, the elements will turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. NOTE: The top element helps heat during baking/roasting, but does not turn red.
  • Page 20 USING YOUR RANGE DJUSTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL 2. Set the new offset temperature. Press s to raise the temperature or t to lower the temperature in 10°F amounts. You can set the temperature change to as low as -30°F or as high as +30°F.
  • Page 21 ROILING NOTES: • Do not preheat when broiling, unless your recipe recommends it. • Leave the door partly open whenever you use the oven to broil. This lets the oven stay at the proper temperatures. Place the rack where you need it. You need to place the rack so that the surface of the food is at least 3 inches away from the broil element.
  • Page 22 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING ( CONT Press CUSTOM BROIL. The broil indicator light will light up. Start the oven. The on and heat indicator lights will light up. NOTES: • You can change the temperature setting any time after pressing START/ENTER. To change the setting, see “To custom broil at a lower temperature”...
  • Page 23 ROILING ( CONT Broiling guidelines • Use only the broiler pan and grid provided. They are designed to drain extra juices from the cooking surface. This drainage helps prevent spatter and smoke. • To make sure the juices drain well, do not cover the grid with foil.
  • Page 24 USING YOUR RANGE HE OVEN VENT Ceramic glass cooktop model (Model RF314PXG) Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent on the backguard below the control panel. The vent lets air circulate properly. Be careful not to block the vent, or you could get poor baking/ roasting results.
  • Page 25 HE ANTI TIP BRACKET The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly. A child or adult can tip the range and be killed. Connect anti-tip bracket to rear range foot.
  • Page 26 PART Control Knobs Control Panel Exterior Surfaces* (excluding ceramic glass cooktop, control panel and oven door glass) Ceramic glass cooktop (Model RF314PXG) Coil Elements (Model RF315PXG) Chrome reflector bowls* (Model RF315PXG) • Light to moderate soil •...
  • Page 27: Caring For Your Range

    LEANING CHART ( CONT PART CLEANING METHOD Surface under cooktop (Model RF315PXG) • • Light to moderate soil Soap and water • Heavy soils • Soapy steel wool pad • Oven door glass Soap and water • Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing •...
  • Page 28 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE LEANING THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP Your cooktop is designed for easy care. It has been prepolished at the factory for improved protection and easier cleaning. Foods spilled directly on the cooktop will not burn off as on open-coil elements. Because of this, you should keep the surface dust free and soil free before heating.
  • Page 29 OIL ELEMENTS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS Removing 1. Make sure all coil elements are off and cool before removing coil elements and reflector bowls. 2. Push in the edge of the coil element, opposite the receptacle. Then lift it just enough to clear the reflector bowl.
  • Page 30 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE OIL ELEMENTS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS 2. Line up openings in the reflector bowl with the coil element receptacle. 3. Hold the coil element as level as possible with the terminal just started into the receptacle. Push the coil element terminal into the receptacle.
  • Page 31 UP COOKTOP ( MODEL NOTE: Do not drop the cooktop. Damage could result to the porcelain and the cooktop frame. 1. Lift the front of the cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. 2. Wipe the surface under the cooktop with warm, soapy water and a sponge.
  • Page 32 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR For normal use of your range, you do not need to remove the door. However, if you find it necessary to remove the door, follow the instructions in this section. NOTE: The oven door is heavy. Before removing the door: 1.
  • Page 33 EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR 2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge slots. 3. Rotate top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto front frame support pins. NOTE: Make sure the hinge hangers are fully seated and engaged on the support pins.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    ROUBLESHOOTING Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on page 36. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 35: Requesting

    OOKING RESULTS PROBLEM SOLUTION • Cookware not level • on cooktop (Check to see if liquids are level in cookware) • Excessive heat on cooktop in areas around cookware • The oven temperature seems too low or too high • Slow baking or roasting •...
  • Page 36: Assistance Or

    ® WHIRLPOOL appliance. OR FURTHER ASSISTANCE If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Consumer Assistance Center c/o Correspondence Dept. 2000 North M-63 Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 ERVICE •...
  • Page 37 NOTES...
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  • Page 39: Index

    NDEX TOPIC ANTI-TIP BRACKET...3, 25 ASSISTANCE ...36 BAKING Aluminum foil ...13 Bakeware ...13 Pans ...10, 12 Racks ...12 Setting cycle...17 Tips...19 BROILING Grid...23 Guidelines...23 Pan ...21, 23 Rack positions ...23 Setting cycle...22 CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ...27 Ceramic glass cooktop ...26, 28 Coil elements ...26, 29, 30 Control knobs...26 Control panel ...26...
  • Page 40: Warranty

    If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section, or by calling the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. 8053394 ©...

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