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Whirlpool TGS325E Use And Care Manual

Estate by whirlpool self-cleaning gas range use & care guide: model tgs325e
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PART NO. 3196299 Rev. B
Gas Range
A Note to You............ 2
Range Safety ........ 3-5
Cleaning Cycle ........ 22
Range ..................... 25
Troubleshooting ...... 30
Service .................... 32
Index ....................... 35
Warranty ................. 36
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    MODEL TGS325E PART NO. 3196299 Rev. B Use&Care Self-Cleaning Gas Range A Note to You... 2 Range Safety ... 3-5 Parts and Features ... 6 Using Your Range ... 7 Using the Self- Cleaning Cycle ... 22 Caring for Your Range ...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    OTE TO Thank you for buying an ESTATE Your ESTATE range gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a value price. 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 3: Range Safety

    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”...
  • 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 Extra oven rack position (roasting rack) Use this rack position when roasting food too large to be placed on the first rack position. For proper roasting, follow these guide lines: • The rack must be level. •...
  • Page 10: Indicator Lights

    USING YOUR RANGE HE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL Indicator lights (see below) Bake pad (p. 13) Broil pad (p. 17) Display • When you first plug in the range, “PF” will appear on the display until you press any command pad. If “PF” again appears on the display, your electricity was off for a while.
  • Page 11 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. NOTES: • To see the time of day when the clock time is not on the display, press the clock pad.
  • Page 12 USING YOUR RANGE SING THE MINUTE TIMER Start the countdown. When the time is up: You will hear four 1-second tones. NOTE: To see the countdown time when the minute timer is not on the display, press the minute timer pad. Turn off the minute timer.
  • Page 13: B / Aking Roasting

    AKING ROASTING IMPORTANT: • Do not try to light the oven burner during a power failure. • See the “Roasting tips” later in this section. Place the racks where you need them in the oven. For more information, see the “Positioning racks and pans”...
  • Page 14 USING YOUR RANGE AKING ROASTING Press the start/enter pad. A preheating time will count down on the display. The heat, bake, and on indicator lights will light up. The oven control automatically sets preheat- ing times based on the oven temperature you select: •...
  • Page 15: Roasting Tips

    AKING ROASTING CONT After cooking, turn off the oven. Roasting tips • For even cooking, place the meat on a rack in a shallow pan. This keeps the meat out of the drippings and allows the heat to circulate better. •...
  • Page 16 USING YOUR RANGE 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 17 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 broil pad.
  • Page 18 USING YOUR RANGE ROILING CONT To broil at a lower temperature: • If food is cooking too fast, press the broil pad and press the t temp pad until “325°F” shows on the display. • If you want food to broil slower from the start, press the broil pad and press the t temp pad so a temperature between 300°F and 525°F shows on the display.
  • Page 19: Broiling Guide

    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 ⁄ of the broiling time. 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.
  • Page 20 USING YOUR RANGE HE OVEN VENT Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through Oven vent oven vent, or any of the surface burners. HE ANTI TIP BRACKET The range will not tip during normal use. However, the range can tip if you apply too much force or weight to the open door without the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22: 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 23: S Etting The Controls

    ETTING THE CONTROLS Press the self clean pad. The clean indicator light will light up. This will automatically set a 3 Self-Cleaning 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 24 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 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.
  • Page 25: 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 26 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE LEANING CHART CONT PART HOW TO CLEAN Surface burners (see “Lift-up cook- top and surface burners” later in this section for For cooked-on food: more information) NOTE: • Broiler pan Wash the pan and grid with a steel-wool pad and warm, soapy water. Rinse and and grid dry well.
  • Page 27 UP COOKTOP AND SURFACE BURNERS Remove the surface burner grates. Lift the front of cooktop at both front corners until the support rods lock into place. NOTE: cooktop. Damage could result to the porcelain and the cooktop frame. Wipe the surface under the cooktop with warm, soapy water and a sponge.
  • Page 28 CARING FOR YOUR RANGE UP COOKTOP AND SURFACE BURNERS To lower the cooktop, lift the cooktop from both EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR For normal use of your range, you do not need to remove the door. However, if you have to remove the door follow the instructions in this section.
  • Page 29 EMOVING THE OVEN DOOR To replace: NOTE: The door removal pins you inserted must still be in both sides of the door. Grasp the door on the sides with your fingers on the front of the door and your thumbs on the inside surface.
  • Page 30: 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 32. ANGE DOES NOT WORK PROBLEM CAUSE...
  • Page 31 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”...
  • Page 32: Assistance Or

    ® ESTATE 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 35: 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 ... 9 ANTI-TIP BRACKET ... 20 ASSISTANCE ... 32 BAKING Pans ... 9 Preheating ...
  • Page 36: 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. 3196299 Rev. B ©...