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Whirlpool SF377PEG 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.........25
Service .....................36
Index ........................39
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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 SF377PEG 8053425 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. 23) Surface burners and grates (pp. 6, 20, 28-31) Anti-tip bracket (pp. 3, 23) Door stop clip (pp. 31-33) Model and serial number plate (behind left side of storage drawer) Storage drawer (p. 24) ONTROL PANEL Left rear Left front...
  • 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 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 10: Indicator Lights

    USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL BAKE BROIL Indicator HEAT lights CLEAN DOOR (see below ) LOCKED Bake pad BAKE (pp. 13, 15) Custom broil Auto clean (pp. 16, 17) (p. 26) Display/clock • When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear on the display until you press any command pad.
  • Page 11 ETTING THE CLOCK 1. Press CLOCK. 2. Set the time. Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. 3. Start the clock. NOTES: • To see the time of day when the clock time is not on the display, press CLOCK.
  • Page 12 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC MINUTE TIMER 3. 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 13: B / Aking Roasting

    AKING ROASTING IMPORTANT: Do not try to light the oven burner during a power failure. 1. Place the racks where you need them. For more information, see “Positioning racks and pans” in “Using the Front Oven” earlier in this sec- tion.
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING 5. Press START/ENTER. A preheat conditioning time counts down the approximate preheat time after the oven temperature has been set and START has been pressed. The heat, bake, and on indicator lights will light up. The oven control automatically sets preheating times based on the oven temperature you select: •...
  • Page 15 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 16 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING NOTE: Do not preheat when broiling, unless your recipe recommends it. 1. Place the rack where you need it. See “Broiling Front Rear 4. Press CUSTOM BROIL. The broil indicator light will light up. 5. Start the oven. The on and heat indicator lights will light up.
  • Page 17 ROILING ( CONT To custom broil at a lower temperature: • If food is cooking too fast, press the t temp pad until “325°F” shows on the display. • If you want food to broil slower from the start, press CUSTOM BROIL and press the t temp pad so a temperature between 300°F and 525°F shows on the display.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING ( CONT Broiling guidelines (cont.) Recommended rack positions are numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For best results, place food 3 inches or more from broil burner. MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium rare medium well done Ground Meat Patties,...
  • Page 19 SING THE ELECTRONIC The electronic MEALTIMER control will turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Delayed time baking/roasting is ideal for foods that do not need a preheated oven, like meats and casseroles.
  • Page 20 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC 6. Start the oven. NOTES: • You can change the temperature or time settings any time after pressing START/ENTER by repeating Steps 3 or 5. You do not have to press START/ENTER. • The display will count down the baking/roasting time in hours and minutes (if cook time is more than 1 hour) or in minutes and seconds (if cook time is less than 1 hour).
  • Page 21 SING THE ELECTRONIC 3. Set the temperature (optional). Do this step if you want to set a temperature other than 350°F. Press to raise the tempera- ture or to lower the temperature in 5°F amounts. Use these pads until the temperature you want shows on the display.
  • Page 22 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC 9. When the start time is reached: You will hear a 1-second tone. The display will count down the baking/roasting time in hours and minutes (if the cook time is more than 1 hour) or in minutes and seconds (if the cook time is less than 1 hour).
  • Page 23 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 24 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: 1. Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the drawer straight out to the first stop.
  • Page 25 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 26: Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle

    USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE ETTING THE CONTROLS 1. Press AUTO CLEAN. The clean indicator light will light up. This will automatically set a 3 Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: There will be a 30-minute cool-down ⁄ hour before the cycle is over. 2.
  • Page 27: S Etting The Controls

    ETTING THE CONTROLS After the oven cools to room temperature, wipe off any residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge. If needed, touch up spots with a mildly abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge. To stop the self-cleaning cycle at any time: If the oven temperature is above normal broiling temperatures, the Self-Cleaning cycle will start a...
  • Page 28 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 29: 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 30 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP Cleaning the surface burners • You should routinely remove and clean the burner cap. Always clean the burner cap after a spill- over. Keeping the burner cap clean prevents improper ignition and an uneven flame. •...
  • Page 31 EALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP To clean the burners: 1. Pull the burner cap straight up from the burner base. 2. Clean the burner cap with warm, soapy water and a sponge. You can also clean it with a mildly abrasive scrubbing pad or cleanser. Do not clean the burner cap in a dishwasher or self-cleaning oven.
  • Page 32 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR To remove: 1. Open the oven door. Insert door removal pins, included with your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins while the door is removed from the range. 2.
  • 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

    HEN SELF CLEANING YOUR OVEN PROBLEM CAUSE • The Self-Cleaning cycle You did not press START/ENTER. will not work • The door is not closed all the way. OOKING RESULTS PROBLEM SOLUTION • Cookware not level • on cooktop (Check to see if liquids are level in cookware) •...
  • 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, 23 ASSISTANCE ...36 BAKING Aluminum foil ...8 Bakeware ...9 Pans ...7, 8 Preheat conditioning ...14 Racks ...8 Setting cycle...13 Tips...14 BROILING Grid...17 Guidelines ...17, 18 Pan ...16 Setting cycle...16 CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ...29 Control knobs...28 Control panel ...28 Exterior surfaces ...28 Oven cavity ...29...
  • 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. 8053425 ©...