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Whirlpool SF362BEG Use & Care Manual

Self-cleaning gas range 4.65 cubic foot oven
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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
Gas Range
A Note to You ............2
Range Safety ............3
Cleaning Cycle ........19
Range ......................22
Service ....................29
Index ........................31
Warranty ..................32
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    TO THE INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK WITH THE UNIT. TO THE CONSUMER: PLEASE READ AND KEEP THIS BOOK FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. 4.65 Cubic Foot Oven MODEL SF362BEG 8053422 Self-Cleaning Gas Range A Note to You ...2 Range Safety ...3 Parts and Features ...5...
  • 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: Parts And Features

    ARTS AND EATURES Oven vent (p. 17) Surface burners and grates (pp. 6, 22, 23, 24) Anti-tip bracket (p. 3, 17) Door stop clip (pp. 25, 26) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of broiler door) Storage drawer (p.
  • Page 6 SING ANGE SING THE SURFACE BURNERS wWARNING Fire Hazard Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of the pan. Turn off all controls when not cooking. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire. Using the control knobs Your range comes with electric ignitors.
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    SING THE SURFACE BURNERS In case of a prolonged power failure You can manually light surface burners. Hold a lit match near a burner and turn the control knob to the LIGHT position. After the burner lights, turn the control knob to the setting you want. Home canning information The large diameter of most water-bath or pressure canners combined with high heat settings for long...
  • Page 8 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 9 SING ALUMINUM FOIL • Use aluminum foil to catch spillovers from pies or casseroles by placing foil on the oven rack below. Foil should be turned up at edges and be at least 1 inch larger than dish. • Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil.
  • Page 10 USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC TIME Clock (pp. 10, Oven timer pad (p. 11) Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear on the display. If “PF” appears again on the display, your electricity was off for a while. •...
  • Page 11 SING THE ELECTRONIC TIMER The timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. It can be set in hours and minutes up to 12 hours, 59 minutes. The timer will display minutes for settings under 1 hour and hours and minutes for settings over 1 hour.
  • Page 12: B / Aking Roasting

    USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to light the oven burner during a power failure. 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.
  • Page 13 AKING ROASTING ( CONT 3. Put your food in the oven. During baking/roasting, the burner will turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. After baking/roasting, push and turn the oven control knob to OFF. Saving energy •...
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE 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 15 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING NOTES: • Do not preheat when broiling unless your recipe recommends it. Place the rack where you need it in the oven. See “Broiling guide- lines” later in this section. Front Rear Set the oven control knob to BROIL. After broiling, turn the oven control knob to OFF.
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING ( CONT Broiling guidelines (cont.) Recommended rack positions are numbered from MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium rare medium well done Ground Meat Patties, ⁄ " thick, well done Pork Chops, 1" thick Ham Slice, ⁄ " thick, precooked Frankfurters Lamb Chops, 1"...
  • Page 17 HE OVEN VENT Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent that is near the middle of the backguard. The vent lets air circulate properly. Be careful not to block the vent, or you will get poor baking/roasting results.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE HE STORAGE DRAWER Use the storage drawer to store cookware. You can remove the drawer to make it easier to clean under the range. Removing the storage drawer: Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the drawer straight out to the first stop.
  • Page 19 SING THE Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning cycle. Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven. Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns, or illness from inhaling dangerous fumes.
  • Page 20: Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle

    USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE ETTING THE CONTROLS Set the oven control knob to CLEAN. The door will lock itself within 6 seconds. If the door has a problem locking, it will try to lock itself for 1 minute. If the door fails to lock, the Self- Cleaning cycle will cancel.
  • Page 21: S Etting The Controls

    ETTING THE CONTROLS To stop the self-cleaning cycle at any time: Turn the oven control knob to OFF. OW THE CYCLE WORKS The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to burn away soil and grease. During the cycle, the oven gets much hotter than it does for normal baking or broiling.
  • Page 22 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: Caring For Your Range

    LEANING CHART ( CONT PART Surface burners Oven door glass Oven cavity • Food spills containing sugar and/or milk • All other spills Oven racks Broiler pan and grid CLEANING METHOD • Soap and water • Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad •...
  • Page 24 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE UP COOKTOP AND SURFACE BURNERS Remove the surface burner grates. Lift the front of cooktop at both front corners un- Wipe the surface under the cooktop with warm, Wipe off the surface burners with warm, soapy Check the burner flames once in a while for proper or see the Installation Instructions.
  • Page 25 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 26 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE 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. 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 27: 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 29. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 28: Requesting

    TROUBLESHOOTING HEN SELF CLEANING YOUR OVEN PROBLEM The Self-Cleaning cycle will not work OOKING RESULTS PROBLEM 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 Baked items too brown...
  • Page 29: 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 30 NOTES...
  • Page 31: Index

    NDEX TOPIC ANTI-TIP BRACKET...3, 17 ASSISTANCE ...29 BAKING Aluminum foil ...9 Bakeware ...9 Pans ...8 Racks ...8 Setting cycle...12 Tips...13 BROILING Grid...15 Guidelines ...15, 16 Pan ...15 Setting cycle...15 CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ...23 Control knobs...22 Control panel ...22 Exterior surfaces ...22 Oven cavity ...23 Oven door glass ...23...
  • Page 32: 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. 8053422 ©...