Table of Contents A Note to You ... Range Safety Getting to Know Your Range ... 8 Using Your Range Using the surface burners ... 9 Positioning racks and pans ... 11 For best air circulation The electronic oven control ... 13 Setting the clock ...
Range Safety Your safety is important to us. 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. .
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.
When using 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. Check to be sure glass cooking utensils are safe for use on the range.
Any additions, changes, or conversions required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the application 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.
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. Electronic MEALTIV control Surface burners, (PP. 9,32) (pp.
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 light the burners each time they are used.
Explosion Hazard Burner flame should not extend beyond the edge of the cooking utensil. The flame could burn you and cause poor cooking results. Be sure all control knobs are turned to OFF when you are not cooking. Someone could be burned or a fire could start if a burner is accidentally left ON.
Positioning racks and pans For baking/roasting with one rack, place the rack so the top of the food will be cen- tered in the oven. Rack placement for specific foods: RACK POSITION FOOD 1st or 2nd rack Frozen pies, large roasts, turkeys, angel guide from bottom food cakes...
For best air circulation Hot air must circulate around the pans in the oven for even heat to reach all parts of the oven. This results in better baking. Place the pans so that one is not directly over the other. For best results, allow 1 M-2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and...
The electronic oven control Oven off button (p. 15) Min/sec Time of Stop time timer button button (P. 15) pdly; (P. 22) Display/clock When you first plug in the range, the display w,ill flash until you set a new time. If, after you set the clock (page 14), the time display again flashes, your electricity was off for a while.
Command buttons The command buttons tell the oven what to do and in what order. A few examples: tells the oven you are going to -Time of Day set the clock. tells the oven to turn off. -Oven Each command button (except Oven Off) has its own Indicator Light.
Using the electronic The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. It works like a kitchen timer. It can be set in minutes and seconds up to 9 hours and 50 minutes. You will hear 3 tones when the set time is up.
Baking/roasting 1. Position the rack(s) properly before turning on the oven. For further information, see “Positioning racks and pans” on page 11. 2. Press the Bake Temp button. If the oven door is latched when NOTE: you try to bake, “door” will appear on the large display and you will be unable to continue.
6. When baking/roasting is done, press the Oven Off button turn the Set Knob until “---“’ shows on the small display. The oven will then shut off. Adjusting the oven temperature Although your new oven is properly adjusted to provide accurate temperatures, it may cook faster or slower than your old oven.
_--- ---_-_-___~__ 4. Press the Oven Off button to enter the new temperature adjustment. Your oven bake and broil temperatures are now adjusted hotter. The control “remembers” this temperature adjustment even if the power goes out. Broiling 1. Position the rack before turning the oven on.
Broiling tips Use the broiler pan and grid for broiling. They are designed to drain excess liquid and grease away from the cooking surface to help prevent spatter, smoke, or fire. If you broil small quantities, you may want to use a small broiler pan. They are avail- able in the housewares section of many department stores.
Energy saving tips 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. Here are some tips to help you save energy when using your cooking product: Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides, and tight-fitting...
2. Press the Bake Time button. 3. Turn the Set Knob clockwise until the desired baking/roasting time, up to 11 hours 55 minutes, shows on the large display. 4. Press the Bake Temp button. 5. Turn the Set Knob to set the desired baking/roasting tem-...
To delay start and stop automatically 1. Position the oven rack(s) properly and put food in the oven. 2. Press the Bake Time button. 3. Turn the Set Knob clockwise until the desired baking/roasting time, up to 11 hours 55 minutes, shows on the large display.
6. Press the Bake Temp button. 7. Turn the Set Knob to set the desired baking/roasting tem- perature. NOTE:Changes can be made at any time by pushing a command button. the stat-l time is reached: When 8. When baking/roasting time is completed, three tones will sound.
To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEALTIMER’” clock: *Do not let most UNFROZEN food stand for more than two hours before cooking starts. l Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after the end of cooking cycle.
The storage drawer You can remove the storage drawer to make it easier to clean under the range and to check for installation of the anti-tip bracket(s). Use care when handling the drawer. Removing the storage drawer: 1. Empty drawer before removing. Pull drawer straight out to the first stop.
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.
Using the Self-Cleaning 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 cycle with the easy-to-use controls. Please review the instructions in this section to keep your oven spotless.
Setting the controls To start cleaning immediately: 1. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. (See “Setting the clock” on page 14.) 2. Move the Lock Lever all the way to the right -the Clean position. 3.
3. Press the Self-Clean button, followed by the Stop Time but- ton. Immediately turn the Set Knob to the new stop time. The Self-Cleaning cycle will start at a time equal to the stop time minus the cleaning time. In the example at the right, that would be 530 minus 3 hours, or 2:30.
To stop the Self-Cleaning 1. Press the Oven Off button. 2. When the LOCK Indicator goes off, move the Lock Lever back to the left. DO NOT FORCE IT. Wait until it moves easily. Special tips Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
How 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. This high heat breaks up the soil or grease and burns it away.
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. Surface burner grates...
Removable cooktop 1. Remove surface burner grates and reflector pans. 2. Lift front of cooktop enough to clear the front of the range. Grasp both sides of the cooktop, lift and pull forward to remove. 3. Wipe surface under the cooktop with warm, soapy water and a sponge.
Surface burners 1. Remove the cooktop, following the instructions on page 33. 2. Wipe off surface burners with warm, soapy water and a sponge after each use. To remove cooked-on food, soak the burners in a vinegar and water solution for 20-30 minutes.
PART WHAT TO USE Exterior Sponge and warm, surfaces soapy water (other than control panels) Dishwasher Surface burner grates and chrome reflector pans Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Surface Sponge and warm, burners soapy water Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Vinegar and water...
PART WHAT TO USE Broiler pan and Steel-wool pad and grid (clean after warm, soapy water each use) Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water The Self-Cleaning cycle Oven door Paper towel and spray glass glass cleaner Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, elastic scrubbina pad Oven cavity...
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...
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker? Is the range properly connected to gas supply? Contact an authorized Whirlpool service company to reconnect range to gas supply. (See Installa- tion Instructions.) Have you set the control knob or electronic control correctly? Is the flow of combustion and/or ventilation Assistance or Service”...
Other possible problems and their PROBLEM CAUSE The oven will not You have not set the electronic control correctly. Refer to the section in this manual describing the function you are operate operating. You have programmed a delayed start time. Wait for the start time to be reached or cancel and reset the control.
CAUSE PROBLEM Cooking results are not The range is not level. (See Installation what you expected *The oven temperature seems too low or too high. See “Adjusting the.oven temperature control” on page 17 to adjust oven temperature. You did not preheat the oven before baking (if called for in recipe).
Index 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 ANTI-TIP BRACKETS ASSISTANCE BAKING Aluminum foil ... Pans ... Racks ... Setting cycle ... BROILING Broiling rack position chart ...
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 “Requesting After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,”...