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Whirlpool SF395LEE Use & Care Manual

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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
PART NO. 3196293 Rev. B
Gas Range
A Note to You.............
Range Safety .........
Range ......................
Service .....................
Index ........................
Warranty ..................
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

  • Page 2: 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.
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    ANGE ANGE AFETY 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.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    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 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.
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    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.
  • Page 7: Using Your Range

    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.
  • Page 8 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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 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.
  • Page 11 USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL SELF-CLEANING OVEN SELF-CLEANING OVEN BAKE Oven selector pads (pp. 14, 18, 28) 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”...
  • Page 12 USING YOUR RANGE ETTING THE CLOCK Press the clock pad. Set the time. Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. Start the clock. NOTE: If you do not want the clock time displayed, press and hold the clock pad for 5 seconds.
  • Page 13 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.
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE ONES Tones tell you if a function is entered correctly or not. They also tell you when a cycle is completed. To shut off all tones except the end-of-timer and error tones: Press and hold the stop time pad for 5 seconds. A short tone will sound to tell you the tones have been changed.
  • Page 15 AKING ROASTING CONT When roasting, put your food in the oven. You do not have to preheat the oven when roasting, unless your recipe recommends it. NOTE: cook normally even though the preheat countdown timer is displayed. Press the start/enter pad. A preheating time will count down on the display.
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING When baking, put your food in the oven after After cooking, turn off the oven. CONT the preheat countdown time ends. During baking/roasting, the oven burner will turn • “Oven peeking” can make cooking times on and off to keep the longer and affect food quality.
  • Page 17 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 18 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING NOTE: • 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. Front Rear Press the custom broil pad. USING YOUR RANGE Start the oven.
  • Page 19 ROILING CONT To custom broil at a lower temperature: • If your food is cooking too fast, press the pad until “325°F” shows on the small display. • If you want your food to broil slower from the start, press the custom broil pad and press the pad so a temperature between 300°F and 525°F shows on the small display.
  • Page 20: Broiling Guide

    USING YOUR RANGE ROILING TIPS CONT Broiling guide Recommended rack positions are numbered from MEAT Steak, 1" thick medium rare medium well done Ground Meat Patties, ⁄ Pork Chops, 1" thick Ham Slice, ⁄ " thick precooked Frankfurters Lamb Chops, 1" thick Chicken bone-in pieces boneless breasts...
  • Page 21 USING YOUR RANGE 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 22 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC Set the cook time. Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. Start the oven. NOTES: • You can change the temperature or time settings any time after pressing the start/enter pad by repeating Steps 3 or 5.
  • Page 23 SING THE ELECTRONIC To delay start and stop automatically: Place the oven rack(s) where you need them and put your food in the oven. To place your racks correctly, see “Positioning racks and pans” earlier in this section. Choose the bake setting. Set the temperature (optional).
  • Page 24 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE ELECTRONIC Set the start time. Press the “up” (s) or “down” (t) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. The example at the right shows a chosen start time of 2:00. The oven will shut off by itself at 2:30 (the set start time plus the set cook time).
  • Page 25 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.
  • Page 26 USING YOUR RANGE HE STORAGE DRAWER You can remove the storage drawer to make it easier to clean under your 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.
  • Page 27: Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle

    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.
  • Page 28 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.) To start cleaning immediately: Press the auto clean pad. This will automatically set a 3 Cleaning cycle.
  • Page 29 ETTING THE CONTROLS To delay the start using delay start time: Press the auto clean pad. This will automatically set a 3 ing cycle. NOTE: There will be a 30-minute cool-down ⁄ hour before the cycle is over. Set the cleaning time (optional). If you want a Self-Cleaning cycle longer or shorter than 3 ⁄...
  • Page 30 USING THE SELF-CLEANING CYCLE ETTING THE CONTROLS After the oven cools to room temperature, wipe To stop the self-cleaning cycle at any time: If the oven temperature is too high for baking/ roasting when you press the off/cancel pad, “cln,” TIMED, ON, “cool,”...
  • Page 31: Caring For Your Range

    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.
  • Page 32 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE 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: will lose their original color and become harder to slide. If you need to, apply a small amount of vegetable oil to the side rungs to make the racks easier to slide.
  • Page 33 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 34 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE 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.
  • Page 35 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.
  • Page 36 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE 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: • Press the oven light pad. LIGHT To replace the oven light: Unplug range or disconnect power.
  • Page 37: 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 39. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 38 TROUBLESHOOTING HEN SELF CLEANING YOUR OVEN PROBLEM The Self-Cleaning cycle will not work OOKING RESULTS PROBLEM Cooking results are not what you expected ISPLAY MESSAGES PROBLEM The display is showing “PF” “F” followed by a number shows on the display If none of these items are causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service”...
  • Page 39: 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 •...
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  • Page 43: Index

    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 ... 25 ASSISTANCE ... 39 BAKING AccuBake ... 14,15 Pans ...
  • Page 44: 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. PART NO. 3196293 Rev. B ©...