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A Note to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Range Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using Your Range . . . . . . . . 9
Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Caring for Your
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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or Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Warranty ..... . 44 Call uo with GAS RANGE ..38 1-800-253-I 301 questions or comments. MODEL SF388PEW...
  • Page 2: (Complete)

    Table of Contents A Note to You ... 3 Range Safety ... 4 Getting to Know Your Range ... 8 Using Your Range ... 9 Using the surface burners ... 8 Positiining racks and pans ... 11 For best air circulatii ...
  • Page 3: A Note To You

    Thank you for buying Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, Whirlpool ranges 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. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • 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. INJURY TO PERSONS COULD RESULT.
  • 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 usina the cooktor, Make sure the utensils you use are large enough to contain food and avoid boil- overs and spillovers. Heavy splattering or spilbvers left on a range could ignite and bum you. Pan size is especially important in deep fat frying. @Check to be sure glass cooking utensils are safe for use on the range.
  • Page 7 .Any additions, changes, or conversions required in order for thii appliance to satisfactorily meet the application needs 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...
  • Page 8: Getting To Know Your

    Getting to Know Your Range This section contains captioned illustrations of your range. Use them to become familiar with 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 Control panel...
  • Page 9: Using 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 light the burners each time they are used.
  • Page 10 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 lefl ON.
  • Page 11: Positiining Racks And Pans

    racks Positioning For baking/roasting with one rack, place the rack so the top of the food will be centered 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 2nd rack guide...
  • Page 12: For Best Air Circulatii

    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 X-2 inches (4-5 cm) of space around each pan and between pans and oven walls.
  • Page 13: The Electronic Oven Control

    The electronic Oven off button Time of YildSeC timer button button (P- 15) (P. 14) Display/clock When you first plug in the range, the display will 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.
  • Page 14: Setting The Clock

    Command buttons The command buttons tell the oven what to do and in what order. A few examples: -Time of Day tells the oven you are going to set the clock. -Oven Off tells the oven to turn off. Each command button (except Oven Off) has its own Indicator Light.
  • Page 15: Using The Electronic Minute Timer

    Using the electronic The Minute Timer does not start or stop the oven. lt works like a kitchen timer. lt 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.
  • Page 16: Baking/Roasting

    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. NOTE: If the oven door is latched when you try to bake, “door” will appear on the large display and you will be unable to continue.
  • Page 17: Adjusting The Oven Temperature Controf

    6. When baking/roasting press the Oven Off button or turn the Set Knob until “-O” 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.
  • Page 18: Broiling

    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 adjust- ment even if the power goes out. Broiling 1. Position the rack before turning the oven on.
  • Page 19: Broiling Tips

    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 available in the housewares section of many department stores.
  • Page 20: Energy Saving Tips

    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. Here are some tips to help you save energy when using your cooking product: Use pans with flat bottoms, straight sides, and tight-fitting lii.
  • Page 21 2. Press the Bake Time button. 3. Turn the Set Knob clockwise until the desired baking/roast- ing 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 perature.
  • Page 22 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 baklng/roast- ing time, up to 11 hours 55 minutes, shows on the large display.
  • Page 23 6. Press the Bake Temp button. 7. Turn the Set Knob to set the desired baking/roasting perature. Changes NOTE: can be made at any time by pushing a command button. When the start time is reached: 8. When baking/roasting completed, three tones will sound.
  • Page 24: The Oven Vent

    To avoid sickness and food waste when using the MEALTIMERm clock: Do not let most UNFROZEN focd stand for more than two hours before cooking starts. Do not allow food to remain in oven for more than two hours after the end of cooking cycle.
  • Page 25: Tha Storage Drawer

    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.
  • Page 26: 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 27: Using The Self-Cleaning

    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.
  • Page 28: Setting The Controfs

    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 ail the way to the right -the Clean position.
  • Page 29 3. Press the Self-Clean button, followed by the Stop Time button. Immediately turn the Set Knob to the new stop time. The Self-Cleaning cycle will start at time equal to the stop time minus the cleaning time. In the example at the right, that would be 530 minus three hours, or 2:30.
  • Page 30: Special Tips

    To stop the Self-Cleaning 1. Press the Oven Off button. 2. When the LOCK indicator Light 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.
  • Page 31: How The Cycle Vvorks

    How the cycle works The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high heat to bum 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.
  • Page 32: 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. Surface burner 1.
  • Page 33: Surface Burners And Cooktop

    Surface burners Ports lgnitor slot The cooktop and burner box areas are specially designed to make cleaning easier. Because the four burners are sealed, cleanups are easy and convenient. To clean the cooktop, wipe with a damp sponge and dry. NOTE: Do not remove the cooktop.
  • Page 34 Turn on the burner to determine if it will light. If the burner does not light after cleaning, contact an authorized Whirlpool service technician. Do not service the sealed burner yourself. flame...
  • Page 35: Cleaning Chart

    Cleaning chart Use the following table to help you clean your range. PART WHAT TO USE Control Sponge and knobs warm, soapy water Control Sponge and panels warm, soapy water Paper towel and spray glass cleaner Exterior Sponge and surfaces warm, soapy (other than water...
  • Page 36 1 PART WHAT TO USE Oven racks Steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water The Self-Cleaning cycle Oven door glass Paper towel and spray glass cleaner Warm, soapy water and a nonabrasive, plastic scrubbing pad Oven cavity Self-Cleaning cycle HOW TO CLEAN Wash, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
  • Page 37: The Oven Light

    The oven light The Oven Light will wme 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 cool and power to the range has been...
  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker3 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?
  • Page 39 Other possible problems PROBLEM The oven will not operate Burner fails to light Burner flames are uneven Burner flames lift off ports, are yellow, or are noisy when turned off Burner makes popplng noise when on and their causes: CAUSE You have not set the electronic control correctly.
  • Page 40 PROBLEM Control knob(s) will not turn The Self-Cleaning cycle will not operate - - Cooking results are not what you expected The display is flashing “F” followed by a num- ber shows on the dis- play (for example ‘Fl “) If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service”...
  • Page 41: Assistance

    Whirlpool appliance. To locate FSP replacement parts in your area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance in Step 1. 4. If you are not satisfied...
  • Page 42: Index

    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 ...
  • Page 43 TOPIC SAFETY ..........4-7 SELF-CLEANING After cycle is completed ...
  • Page 44: Warranty

    WHIRLPOOL” Gas Range Warranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in WARRANTY materials or workmanship. From Date of Purchase authorized Whirlpool service company. WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR Service calls to: 1.