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Whirlpool SF378PEW Use And Care Manual

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Table of Contents
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A Note to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Range Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting to Know
Your Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using Your Range . . . . . . . . . 9
Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Caring for
Your Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Cycle ... . . 22 ..... . . 36 or comments. MODEL SF378PEW...
  • Page 2 Table of Contents A Note to You ... Range Safety Getting to Know Your Range Using Your Range Using the surface burners ... 9 Positioning racks and pans ... 11 For best air circulation Setting the clock ... Using the Minute Timer ... Baking/roasting Adjusting the oven temperature control ...
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    Whirlpool@ appliance. Registration Card provided with your model’s information. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Dealer Name Dealer Address Dealer Phone in a safe place for future Center hours a day. Whirlpool ranges are easy to use, Date reference. I-800-253-1...
  • Page 4: Range Safety

    Range Safety Your safety is important This guide contains safety statements under warning symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explana- tion of the use of the symbol. .ALL RANGES CAN TIP. @ii@@ .lNJlJRY INSTALL ANTI-TIP DEVICES PACKED...
  • Page 5 General Install or locate the range only in accor- dance with the provided Installation Instructions. The range must be installed by a qualified installer. The range must be properly connected to the proper gas supply and checked for leaks. The range must also be properly connected to electrical supply and grounded.
  • Page 6 When using the cooktop Make sure the utensils you use are large enough to contain food and avoid boil- overs and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spillovers left on a range could ignite and burn you. Pan size is especially important in deep fat frying.
  • Page 7 Any additions, changes, or conversions required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily in this must be made by a Whirlpool service company or Qualified Agency. Disconnect the electrical supply and the gas supply at the shutoff valve near the range before servicing the range.
  • Page 8: Getting To Know Your Range

    Getting to Know Your Range This section contains captioned illustrations the location and appearance of all parts and features. To help you find information on specific parts and features quickly, page references are included. MEALTIMEFP clock/minute timer (P. 18) Oven vent ! (P.
  • Page 9: Your Range

    Using Your Range To obtain the best cooking results possible, you must operate your range properly. This section gives you important information for efficient and safe use of your range. Using the surface Your range is equipped with electric ignitors. Electric ignitors automatically burners each time they are used.
  • Page 10 Until you get used to the settings, following as a guide. For best results, start cooking at the high setting; then turn control knob down to continue cooking. RECOMMENDED LITE To light the burner. After the burner lights, turn control back to a desired setting to stop the clicking of the ignitor.
  • Page 11: Positioning Racks And Pans

    Pans should be easy to clean. Check to be sure there are no crevices, rough edges, or areas where food might collect. Be sure pans do not tip, whether they are full or empty. Use cookware only as it was intended to be used.
  • Page 12: For Best Air Circulation

    Extra oven rack position (roasting rack) When roasting food too large to be placed in oven with rack in lowest position, place rack on bottom of oven. For proper roasting, follow these guidelines: The rack must be level. Use adequate amount of liquid (meat juices or water) so food does not get overdone.
  • Page 13: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock Push in and turn the Minute Timer Knob to set the clock. 1. Push in Minute Timer Knob and turn clockwise until clock shows the correct time of day. 2. Let the Minute Timer Knob pop out. Turn clockwise until Minute Timer hand points to OFF.
  • Page 14: Baking/Roasting

    Baking/roasting NOTE: Do not attempt to light the oven burner during a power failure. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 5 for more information. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. To change rack position, lift rack at front, and pull out. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans”...
  • Page 15: Adjusting The Oven Temperature Control

    Adjusting the oven temperature Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, cook faster or slower than your old oven. If, after using the oven for a period of time, you are not satisfied with the baking/roasting results, you can change the temperature calibration by following these steps: 1.
  • Page 16: Broiling Tips

    4. Set the Oven Selector to BROIL. Push in and turn the Oven Temperature counterclockwise to BROIL. The broiler will automatically light in 50-60 seconds. 5. When broiling is done, turn both the Oven Selector and the Oven Tempera- ture Control clockwise to OFF.
  • Page 17: Energy Saving Tips

    Broiling rack position RACK POSITION FOOD FROM BOlTOM Rare steaks and fish Medium and well-done steaks and hamburg- ers; well-done foods such as chicken, lobster, ham slices, and pork chops Energy saving Although the energy used for cooking is usually a very small percentage of the total energy used in the home, cooking energy can be used efficiently.
  • Page 18: Using The Automatic Mealtimertm Clock

    Using the automatic The automatic MEALTIMER signed to turn the oven on and off at times you set, even when you are not around. Delayed time baking/roasting foods which do not require a preheated oven, such as meats and casseroles. Do not use the delayed time cycle for cakes, cookies, etc.
  • Page 19 To start baking/roasting and stop automatically: 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and place the food in the oven. 2. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise to the time you want the oven to shut off. Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in.
  • Page 20: The Oven Vent

    The oven vent Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent located in lower part of backguard. The vent is needed for air circula- tion. Do not block the vent. Poor baking/ roasting will result. NOTE: Never store plastics, paper, or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent, or any of the surface burners.
  • Page 21: The Anti-Tip Brackets

    The anti-tip brackets The range will not tip during normal use. However, tipping can occur if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket(s) properly secured. *To reduce risk of range tipping over, secure range with properly installed anti-tip bracket(s) supplied with range.
  • Page 22: Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle

    Using the Self-Cleaning Cycle The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the oven interior. Like the other functions of your range, you operate the Self-Cleaning with the easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions spotless.
  • Page 23: Setting The Controls

    Remove any pots and pans being stored in the oven. NOTE: You can clean the broiler pan (without grid) in the oven if you have first removed most of the soil by hand-cleaning or in a dishwasher. If most of the soil is not removed, too much smoking will occur.
  • Page 24: Special Tips

    4. Move the Lock Lever to the right -the Clean position. This will start the Self- Cleaning cycle. If the door is not completely closed or the Lock Lever is not all the way to the right, the cycle will not start. 5.
  • Page 25: Your Range

    Caring for Your Range Your range is designed for easy care. 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 operating like new. Sutface burner 1.
  • Page 26: Surface Burners And Cooktop

    Surface burners The cooktop and burner box areas are specially designed to make cleaning easier. Because the four burners are sealed, clean- ups are easy and convenient. To clean the cooktop, wipe with a damp sponge and dry. NOTE: Do not remove the cooktop. could result in product damage.
  • Page 27 Cleaning the surface The burner caps should be routinely removed and cleaned. Always clean burner caps after a spillover. Keeping the burner caps clean prevents improper ignition and an uneven flame. For proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner, DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD, CLEANING AGENTS, OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL TO ENTER THE GAS TUBE...
  • Page 28: Cleaning Chart

    7. Turn on the burner to determine if it will light. If the burner does not light after cleaning, contact an authorized Whirlpool service technician. service the sealed burner yourself. Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean your range.
  • Page 29 PART WHAT TO USE Surface burners, Warm, soapy water and grates, and caps a nonabrasive, scrubbing pad Dishwasher (for grates) Steel-wool pad and Broiler pan and warm, soapy water grid (clean after each use) Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water The Self-Cleaning cycle Paper towel and spray...
  • Page 30: The Oven Light

    The oven light The Oven Light will come on when you open the oven door. To turn the light on when the oven door is closed, push the Oven Light Switch on the control panel. Push the switch again to turn off the light. Electrical Shock Hazard Make sure oven and light bulb are...
  • Page 31: If You Need Assistance Or Service

    . . . CAUSE Plug the power cord into a live circuit with proper voltage. (See Installation Instructions.) Contact an authorized Whirlpool service technician to reconnect range to gas supply. (See Installation Instructions.) Replace household fuse or reset circuit breaker.
  • Page 32 (see page 10). Clean with a straight pin (see page 27). Clean with a straight pin (see page 27). If this fails, call an authorized Whirlpool service technician for service. Contact an authorized Whirlpool service technician to check air/gas mixture.
  • Page 33 PROBLEM POSSIBLE Cooking results The range is not level. are not what you expected The oven temperature too low or too high. The oven was not preheated as the recipe calls for. The recipe has never been tested or is not from a reliable source.
  • Page 34: If You Need

    Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement pans in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied...
  • Page 35: Warranty

    Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange. If you need service, first see the “If You Need Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking “If You Need Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.