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Whirlpool RF315PXE Use & Care Manual

Standard-cleaning electric ranges, 4.65 cubic foot oven, timesmart tips inside
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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
PART NO. 3196273 Rev. B
Electric Range
A Note to You............
Range Safety ........
Range .....................
Service ....................
Index .......................
Warranty .................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    4.65 Cubic Foot Oven MODEL RF315PXE PART NO. 3196273 Rev. B Standard-Cleaning Electric Range A Note to You... Range Safety ... Parts and Features ... Using Your Range ... Caring for Your Range ... Troubleshooting ... Requesting Assistance or Service ...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. Our Consumer Assistance Center number is toll free. To find detailed product information, the location of the nearest Whirlpool dealer or authorized servicer, to purchase an accessory item, or register your appliance on-line, please visit our Web site at appliance.
  • 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: Important Safety Instructions

    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 • Use Care When Opening Door – Let hot air or steam escape before removing or replacing food. • Do Not Heat Unopened Food Containers – Build-up of pressure may cause container to burst and result in injury. •...
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES This section contains captioned pictures of your range. Use them to learn where all parts and features are and what they look like. Use the page references to help you quickly find out more about the part or feature you are interested in. Oven vent (p.
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    SING ANGE To get the best cooking results, you should use your range the correct way. This section tells you what you need to know to use your range safely and efficiently. SING THE COIL ELEMENTS Using the control knobs Push in the control knobs before turning them to a setting.
  • Page 8 If you plan to use the cooktop for canning, we recommend the installation of a Canning Kit. Order the kit (Part No. 242905) from your Whirlpool dealer or authorized Whirlpool service company. • Use the largest coil element for best results.
  • Page 9 OSITIONING RACKS AND PANS General guidelines Follow this section carefully to get the best cooking results. • Before turning on the oven, place oven racks where you need them. • To move a rack, pull it out to the stop, raise the front edge, and lift it out.
  • Page 10 USING YOUR RANGE OR BEST AIR CIRCULATION Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven • For best baking results, bake 1 sheet of cookies at a time. SING ALUMINUM FOIL FOR BAKING Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or casseroles: •...
  • Page 11: Indicator Lights

    HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Indicator lights (see below) Bake pad (p. 14) Custom broil (p. 19) Display • When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear on the display until you press any com- mand pad. If “PF” again appears on the display, your electricity was off for a while.
  • Page 12 USING YOUR RANGE ETTING THE CLOCK Press the clock pad. 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 the clock pad.
  • Page 13 SING THE MINUTE TIMER Start the countdown. When the time is up: You will hear four 1-second tones. NOTE: To see the countdown time when the minute timer is not on the display, press the minute timer pad. Turn off the minute timer. To cancel the minute timer during the countdown TARTING...
  • Page 14: B / Aking Roasting

    USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING Place the racks where you need them in the oven. For more information, see the “Positioning racks and pans” section. Choose the bake setting. The bake indicator light will light up. Set the temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a temperature other than 350°F.
  • Page 15 AKING ROASTING CONT Press the start/enter pad. A preheating time will count down on the display. The heat, bake, and on indicator lights will light up. The oven control automatically sets preheat- ing times based on the oven temperature you select: •...
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING When baking, put your food in the oven after the preheat countdown 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 17 DJUSTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven. If you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting results, you can change the offset temperature by following the steps below.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE 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. • See “Broiling tips” later in this section. Place the rack where you need it.
  • Page 19 ROILING CONT Press the custom broil pad. 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 the start/enter pad. To change the setting, see “To custom broil at a lower temperature”...
  • Page 20: Broiling Guide

    USING YOUR RANGE ROILING TIPS • Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain extra liquid and grease away from the cooking surface. This drainage helps prevent spatter or smoke. • Do not cover the broiler grid with foil. •...
  • Page 21 ROILING TIPS CONT Broiling guide (CONT.) MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium rare medium well done Hamburger Patties, ⁄ " thick, Pork Chops, 1" thick Ham Slice, ⁄ " thick, precooked Frankfurters Lamb Chops, 1" thick Chicken bone-in pieces boneless breasts Fish fillets ⁄...
  • Page 22 USING YOUR RANGE HE OVEN VENT wWARNING Burn Hazard Use pot holders to move items from left rear surface unit. Failure to do so can result in burns. Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent under the left rear coil element. You can cook on this coil element or keep food warm on it while the oven is on.
  • Page 23 HE STORAGE DRAWER Use the storage drawer to store cookware. You can remove the drawer to make it easier to clean under the range. Be careful when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the drawer straight out to the first stop.
  • Page 24: Caring For Your Range

    ARING FOR Your range is designed so you can care for it easily. You can do most cleaning with items found around your home. Cleaning your range whenever spills or soiling occurs will help to keep it looking and working like new. Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance.
  • Page 25 LEANING CHART CONT HOW TO CLEAN PART • Wash the pan and grid with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse Broiler pan and dry well. and grid • Wash the pan and grid in a dishwasher. • Wash with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry well. Oven racks •...
  • Page 26 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE OIL ELEMENTS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS Removing Make sure all coil elements are off and cool before removing coil elements and reflector bowls. Push in the edge of the coil element, opposite the receptacle. Then lift it just enough to clear the reflector bowl.
  • Page 27 OIL ELEMENTS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS Replacing Make sure all coil elements are off and cool before replacing coil elements and reflector bowls. Line up openings in the reflector bowl with the coil element receptacle. Hold the coil element as level as possible with the terminal just started into the receptacle.
  • Page 28 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE OIL ELEMENTS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS NOTE: Reflector bowls reflect heat back to the cookware on the coil elements. They also help catch spills. When they are kept clean, they reflect heat better and look new longer. If a reflector bowl changes color, some of your cookware may not be flat enough, or some may be UP COOKTOP...
  • Page 29 EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR For normal use of your range, you do not need to remove the door. However, if you have to remove the door follow the instructions in this section. NOTE: If the door removal pins included in the Anti-Tip Bracket Package are not available, nails or screws may be used.
  • Page 30 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR To replace: NOTE: The door removal pins you inserted must still be in both sides of the door. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
  • Page 31 HE OVEN LIGHT The oven light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on or off when the oven door is closed: • Push the oven light switch on the backguard. To replace the oven light: Unplug range or disconnect power.
  • Page 32: 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 34. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 33 ISPLAY MESSAGES PROBLEM CAUSE • The display is showing There has been a power failure. Press the off/cancel pad to clear the display. “PF” • “F” followed by a number Press the off/cancel pad to clear the display. If an “F” code appears again, shows on the display call for service.
  • Page 34: 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 35: Index

    NDEX This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the page(s) on which you can find each topic. TOPIC AIR CIRCULATION ... 10 ANTI-TIP BRACKET ... 22 ASSISTANCE ... 34 BAKING Aluminum foil ... 10 Pans ...
  • Page 36: Assistance Or Service

    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. PART NO. 3196273 Rev. B ©...

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