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 SF385PEE PART NO. 3196292 Rev. C Self-Cleaning Gas Range A Note to You...
Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL Because your life is getting busier and more compli- cated, WHIRLPOOL appliances are easy to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide.
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”...
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Utensil Handles Should Be Turned Inward and Not Extend Over Adjacent Surface Units – To reduce the risk of burns, ignition of flammable materials, and spillage due to unintentional contact with the utensil, the handle of a utensil should be positioned so that it is turned inward, and does not extend over adjacent surface units.
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. Oven vent (p.
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 BURNERS wWARNING Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard Do not operate with a yellow flame.
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.
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.
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 Where to place pans: for even heat to reach WHEN YOU HAVE all parts of the oven. This results in better 1 pan baking.
HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Electronic SELF-CLEANING OVEN display Oven selector CUSTOM BAKE BAKE BROIL pads (pp. 14, 18, 24) Temperature pads (pp. 14, 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”...
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 display the clock time again, press and hold the clock pad for 5 seconds. You should not have to reset the time.
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.
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.
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 4 minutes. •...
USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING When baking, put your food in the oven after the preheat countdown time ends. During baking/roasting, the oven burner will turn on and off to keep the oven temperature at the setting. After cooking, turn off the oven. CONT Save energy and save money •...
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.
USING YOUR RANGE ROILING NOTES: • Do not preheat when broiling, unless your recipe recommends it. • See “Broiling tips” later in this section. Place the rack where you need it in the oven. See “Broiling guide” later in this section. Front Rear Press the custom broil pad.
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 the custom broil pad and press the pad so a temperature between 300°F and 520°F shows on the small display.
USING YOUR RANGE ROILING TIPS CONT Broiling guide Recommended rack positions are numbered from the bottom (1) to the top (5). For best results, turn meat after approximately Turn chicken pieces after approximately half of the broiling time. Very thin cuts, such as fish fillets, may not need to be turned at all.
HE OVEN VENT Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent that’s near the Oven vent middle of the backguard. The vent lets air circu- late properly. Be careful not to block the vent, or you will get poor baking/roasting results.
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. 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.
SING THE The Self-Cleaning cycle saves you from the toil and mess that often come with hand-cleaning the inside of the oven. Like the other functions of your range, you run the Self-Cleaning cycle with the easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless. Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE ETTING THE CONTROLS NOTE: Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” in the “Using Your Range” section. Press the auto clean pad. This will automatically set a 3 Self-Cleaning cycle.
ETTING THE CONTROLS 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 30-minute cool down. The clean and door locked indicator lights will stay on. Self-cleaning tips •...
ARING FOR Your range is designed so you can care for it easily. 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 working like new. Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near this appliance.
LEANING CHART CONT PART HOW TO CLEAN • Oven racks Wash with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry well. • Leave the racks in the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: If you leave your racks in the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle, they will lose their original color and become harder to slide.
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. •...
EALED SURFACE BURNERS AND COOKTOP To clean the burners: Pull the burner cap straight up from the burner base. 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.
CARING FOR YOUR RANGE EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR To remove: Open the door about halfway. Insert door removal pins into both hinge hangers. Do not remove them while the door is removed from the range. Close the door as far as the door removal pins will let you.
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.
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 34. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
HEN SELF CLEANING YOUR OVEN PROBLEM CAUSE • The Self-Cleaning cycle You did not press the start/enter pad. will not work • The door is not closed all the way. OOKING RESULTS PROBLEM CAUSE • Cooking results are The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See “Adjusting the oven not what you expected temperature control”...
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 •...
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 ... 10 ANTI-TIP BRACKET ... 21 ASSISTANCE ... 34 BAKING AccuBake ... 14, 15 Pans ...