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Whirlpool RF325PXG 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
Cleaning Electric
A Note to You............2
Range Safety ............3
Range ......................22
Service ....................30
Index ......................31
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    4.65 Cubic Foot Oven MODEL RF325PXG 8053395A with ACCUBAKE ® System Standard- Cleaning Electric Range A Note to You...2 Range Safety ...3 Parts and Features ..6 Using Your Range ...7 Caring for Your Range ...22 Troubleshooting ...28 Requesting Assistance or Service ...30...
  • 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: 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 • 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: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES Oven vent (p. 20) Plug-in coil element with one-piece reflector bowl (pp. 8, 22-25) Anti-tip bracket (p. 3) Door Stop Clip (pp. 26, 27) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer) Removable storage drawer (p.
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    SING SING THE COIL ELEMENTS Using the control knobs Push in the control knobs before turning them to a setting. You can set them anywhere be- tween HI and OFF. NOTE: The ACCUSIMMER™ control knob does not have to be pushed in before turning.
  • Page 8 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE COIL ELEMENTS Home canning information To protect your range: • Use flat-bottomed canners on all types of 1" 1" Surface cooking area Large diameter canners/pans, if not centered correctly, trap heat and can cause damage to the cooktop.
  • Page 9 SING THE COIL ELEMENTS Cookware tips • Select a pan that is about the same size as the surface cooking area. Cookware should not ex- tend 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 10 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 11 AKEWARE CHOICES Baking performance is affected by the type of bakeware used. Use the bakeware size recommended in the recipe. BAKEWARE TYPE BEST USED FOR 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 12 USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Electronic display Oven selector BAKE BAKE pads (pp. 15, 16, 18) Temperature (pp. 15, 17, 19) 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 13 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. SING THE ELECTRONIC MINUTE TIMER The minute timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer.
  • Page 14: B / Aking Roasting

    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, then four 1-second reminder tones every minute until you press TIMER OFF.
  • Page 15 AKING ROASTING ( CONT Choose the bake setting. Set the temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a temperature other than 350°F. Press s to raise the temperature or t to lower the temperature in 5°F amounts. Use these pads until the desired temperature shows on the small display.
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING 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 17 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 18 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING ( CONT Put your food on the broiler pan and place the pan in the center of the oven rack. Close the door to the broil stop position. The broil stop position lets the door stay open by itself about 5 inches.
  • Page 19 ROILING ( CONT To custom broil at a lower temperature: • If food is cooking too fast, press the until “325°F” shows on the small display. • If you want food to broil slower from the start, press CUSTOM BROIL and press the so a temperature between 300°F and 500°F shows on the small display.
  • Page 20 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING ( CONT Broiling guidelines (cont.) MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium rare medium well done Ground Meat Patties, ⁄ Pork Chops, 1" thick Ham Slice, ⁄ " thick, precooked Frankfurters Lamb Chops, 1" thick Chicken bone-in pieces boneless breasts Fish fillets...
  • Page 21 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. Removing the storage drawer: Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the drawer straight out to the first stop. (The stops are small, round objects formed in the slide rail.
  • Page 22: Caring For Your Range

    ARING FOR Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance. Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire. LEANING CHART Before cleaning, always make sure all controls are off and the range is cool. Refer to instructions on all cleaning products before using them to clean your range.
  • Page 23 LEANING CHART ( CONT PART CLEANING METHOD Surface under cooktop • Light to moderate soil • Soap and water • • Heavy soils Soapy steel wool pad Oven door glass • Soap and water • Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad • Spray glass cleaner Oven cavity •...
  • Page 24 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE OIL 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. Pull the coil element straight away from the receptacle. Lift out the reflector bowl. See the “Cleaning chart”...
  • Page 25 OIL ELEMENTS AND REFLECTOR BOWLS Hold the coil element as level as possible with the terminal just started into the receptacle. Push the coil element terminal into the receptacle. When the terminal is pushed into the receptacle as far as it will go, push down the edge of the coil element opposite the receptacle.
  • Page 26 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: Use a putty knife or screwdriver and insert it at the bottom corner of the door stop clip.
  • Page 27 EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge slots. Tilt 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 28: 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 30. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 29 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 control”...
  • Page 30: Assistance Or

    When calling: Please know the purchase date, and the complete model and serial number of your appliance (see the “A Note to You” section). This information will help Whirlpool better respond to your request. Our consultants provide assistance with: •...
  • Page 31: Index

    NDEX TOPIC ACCUSIMMER™ feature ...7 ANTI-TIP BRACKET...3 ASSISTANCE ...30 BAKING ACCUBAKE ® system ...14, 15 Aluminum foil ...11 Bakeware ...11 Pans ...9, 10 Racks ...10 Setting cycle...15 Tips...16 BROILING Grid...19 Guidelines ...19, 20 Pan ...18, 19 Rack positions ...19 Setting cycle...18 CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ...23 Coil elements ...22, 23, 24, 25...
  • Page 32: 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. 8053395A ©...

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