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Whirlpool RF324PXE Use & Care Manual

Standard-cleaning electric ranges with accubake system, 4.65 cubic foot oven, timesmart tips inside
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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
PART NO. 3196274 Rev. C
Electric Ranges
A Note to You............
Range Safety ........
Range .....................
Service ....................
Index .......................
Warranty .................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    4.65 Cubic Foot Oven MODELS RF324PXE RF325PXE PART NO. 3196274 Rev. C Standard-Cleaning Electric Ranges 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 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 Cook-Top – If cook-top should break, cleaning solutions and spillovers may penetrate the broken cook-top and create a risk of electric shock. Contact a qualified techni- cian immediately. • Clean Cook-Top 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 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. (Model RF325PXE shown) Oven vent (p.
  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    (Model RF324PXE shown) Oven vent (p. 23) ® CLEANTOP ceramic glass cooktop (pp. 10, 31) Surface cooking area (pp. 10, 31) Anti-tip bracket (p. 24) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer) Removable storage drawer (p. 25)
  • Page 8: 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 SURFACE COOKING AREAS Using the control knobs Push in the control knobs before turning them to a setting.
  • Page 9 This can also damage the cooktop. 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. USING YOUR RANGE...
  • Page 10 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE SURFACE COOKING AREAS Using the ceramic glass cooktop (Ceramic glass cooktop model) Cooking on the ceramic glass cooktop is similar area stay at the temperature setting you chose. • Do not cook foods directly on the cooktop. •...
  • Page 11 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 12 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 SING ALUMINUM FOIL FOR BAKING Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or casseroles: •...
  • Page 13 HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Electronic display Oven selector CUSTOM BAKE BAKE BROIL pads (pp. 16, 21) Temperature pads (pp. 16, 19, 21) Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, everything on the display will light up for 1 to 2 seconds, then a time of day and “PF”...
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE ETTING THE CLOCK NOTE: If you do not want the clock time displayed, press and hold the clock pad for 5 seconds. To dis- play the clock time again, press and hold the clock pad for 5 seconds. You should not have to reset the time.
  • Page 15 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, then four 1-second reminder tones every minute until you press the timer off pad.
  • Page 16: B / Aking Roasting

    USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING Your oven is designed with the AccuBake tempera- ture management system to constantly monitor oven temperature. The burner element will cycle, as needed, to maintain the desired temperature. This feature is automatically activated when the oven is in operation.
  • Page 17 AKING ROASTING CONT Press the start/enter pad. A preheating time will count down on the display. The oven control automatically sets preheating times based on the oven temperature you select: • For 245°F and less, the preheating time is 2 minutes, 30 seconds. •...
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING After cooking, turn off the oven. Save energy and save money • “Oven peeking” can make cooking times longer and affect food quality. • Rely on a timer to keep track of cooking time. • Plan your meals for the most efficient use of the oven by cooking more than one food at a time, or baking while the...
  • Page 19 DJUSTING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL 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. A minus (-) sign will appear before the number when decreasing the temperature setting.
  • Page 20 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 21 ROILING CONT Press the custom broil pad. Start oven. 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 tempera- ture” below. After changing the setting, you do not have to press the start/enter pad again.
  • Page 22: 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 23 HE OVEN VENT wWARNING Burn Hazard Use pot holders when touching items left near oven vent. Failure to do so can result in burns. Ceramic glass cooktop model Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent on the backguard below the control panel. The vent lets air circulate properly.
  • Page 24 USING YOUR RANGE 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 25 HE STORAGE DRAWER Use the storage drawer to store cookware. You can remove the storage drawer to make it easier to clean under your 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 26 Wash with a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad and warm, soapy water. (Model RF325PXE) Rinse and dry well. • Ceramic glass See the “Cleaning the ceramic glass cooktop” section. cooktop (Model RF324PXE) ANGE wWARNING Explosion Hazard Do not let foods containing acids (such as vinegar, tomato, or lemon...
  • Page 27: Caring For Your Range

    LEANING CHART CONT PART HOW TO CLEAN • Broiler pan Wash the pan and grid with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse and grid and dry well. • Wash the pan and grid in a dishwasher. • Oven racks Wash with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water.
  • Page 28 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 29 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 30 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 31 LEANING THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP Your cooktop is designed for easy care. However, you need to maintain your ceramic glass cooktop differently than you would standard electric open- coil elements. 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 32 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE LEANING THE CERAMIC GLASS COOKTOP Steps to follow: You can wipe off most spills easily using a paper towel or clean, damp sponge as soon as the Hot Surface Indicator Light goes off. For stubborn spills, rub the Cooktop Polishing Creme into cooked-on soil using a paper towel.
  • Page 33 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 34 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 35 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 pad. LIGHT To replace the oven light: Unplug range or disconnect power.
  • Page 36: 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 38. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 37: Requesting

    ISPLAY MESSAGES PROBLEM CAUSE • The display is showing There has been a power failure. Press the off/cancel pad to clear the “PF” display, then reset the clock, if needed. (See page 14.) • “F” followed by a Press the off/cancel pad to clear the display. If an “F” code appears number shows on the again, call for service.
  • Page 38: 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 39: 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 ... 12 ANTI-TIP BRACKET ... 24 ASSISTANCE ... 38 BAKING AccuBake ... 16, 17 Aluminum foil ...
  • 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. PART NO. 3196274 Rev. C ©...

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