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Whirlpool TGS325G Troubleshooting Manual

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4.65 Cubic Foot Oven
A Note to You . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Range Safety.. . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Using Your Range . . . ...6
Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . 21
Caring for Your
Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Capacity 4.65 Cubic Foot Oven MODEL TGS325G a053432 b-98- UseEC2w A Note to You ... . . 2 Range Safety....3 Parts and Features...5...
  • Page 2: A Note To You

    A NOTE 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. Please read it carefully. Also, complete and mail the Product us notify you about any new information Write down the following information...
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    SAFETY RANGE 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 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 REDUCE THE RISK OF TIPPING OF THE RANGE, THE RANGE MUST BE SECURED BY PROPERLY INSTALLED ANTI-TIP DEVICES.
  • Page 5: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Oven vent -~ I II (P. 19) I /F- Surface burners 69TZ7 Anti-tip bracket (PP. 3, 19) Door stop clip (pp. 27-29) Model and serial number-- plate (behind left side of storage drawer) Storage drawer--“” (P. 20) Left iear Left iront control...
  • Page 6: Using Your Range

    USING YOUR hNCE Fire Hazard Do not let the burner flame extend beyond the edge of the pan. Turn off all controls when not cooking. Failure to follow these instructions result in death or fire. Your range comes with electric ignitors. Electric ignitors automatically light the burners each time you turn the control knobs to LIGHT.
  • Page 7 You can manua 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. The large diameter of most water-bath canners combined with high heat settings for long periods of time can cause damage to the cook-top.
  • Page 8 u need them before turning on the oven. 0 To move a rack, pull it out to the stop oosition. raise the front edge and lift it out. 0 Be sure the rack(s) is level. 0 Use pot holders or oven mitts to protect your hands if rack(s) must be moved while the oven is hot.
  • Page 9 I bottom with foil or other NOTE: Do not line the over liners. It could affect the oven surface as well as the quality of your baking. Do not cover the entire rack with aluminum foil. It will reduce air circulation and give you poor cook- ing results.
  • Page 10 Custom broil Auto clean (PP. 16, 17) (P. 22) 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 elec- tricity was off for a while. When you are using the oven, the display will show preheat times and temperature When you are not using the oven, the display...
  • Page 11 1. Press CLOCK. 2. Set the time. Press the “up” (A) or “down” (V) pad(s) until the correct time shows on the display. 3. Start the clock. NOTES: To see the time of day when the clock time is not on the display, press CLOCK. You must reset the clock if the power goes off for more than second.
  • Page 12 3. Start the minute timer. The minute timer will begin counting immmediately after the timer is started. When the time is up: You will hear four l-second tones. NOTE: To display the time of day while the minute timer is counting down, press CLOCK.
  • Page 13 IMPORTANT: Do not try to light the oven burner during a power failure. 1. Place the racks where you need them. For more information, “Positioning pans” in “Using the Oven” earlier in this section. NOTE: Do not place food directly on the oven door or the oven bottom.
  • Page 14 5. Press START/ENTER. A preheat conditioning time counts down the approximate preheat time after the oven temperature has been set and START has been pressed. The heat, bake, and on indicator lights will light up. The oven control automatically preheating times based on the oven temperature you select: For 245°F and less, the preheating time is 4 minutes.
  • Page 15 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 following the steps below. NOTE: DO NOT measure the oven temperature with a thermometer.
  • Page 16 NOTE: Do not preheat when broiling, unless your recipe recommends Place the rack where you need it. See “Broiling guidelines” section. Front Rear 4. Press CUSTOM BROIL. The broil indicator light will light up. 5. Start the oven. The on and heat indicator lights will light up. NOTES: You can change the temperature time after pressing START/ENTER.
  • Page 17 If food is cooking too fast, press the V temp pad until “325°F” shows on the display. If you want food to broil slower from the start, press CUSTOM BROIL and press the V temp pad so a temperature between 300°F and 525°F shows on the display.
  • Page 18 Recommended rack positions are numbered from - the bottom (1) to the top (5). For best results, place food 3 inches or more from broil burner. MEAT Steak, 1” thick medium rare medium well done Meat Patties, 34” thick, well done Ground Pork Chops, 1”...
  • Page 19 Hot air and moisture escape from the oven through a vent that is near the middle of the backguard. The vent lets air circulate properly. Be careful not to block the vent, or you will get poor baking/roasting results. NOTE: Never store plastics, paper, or other items that could melt or burn near the oven vent, or any of the surface burners.
  • Page 20 Use the storage drawer to store cookware. You can remove the drawer to make it easier to clean under the range. 1. Empty the drawer before you remove it. Pull the drawer straight out to the first stop. (The stops are small, round objects formed in the slide rail.
  • Page 21: Using The Self

    USING SELF-CLEANING Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning Keep children Do not use commercial Failure to follow dangerous Before you start the Self-Cleaning sure you: Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get hot enough during the Self-Cleaning burn away.
  • Page 22 1. Press AUTO CLEAN. The clean indicator light will light up. This will automatically set a 3%hour Self-Cleaning cycle. NOTE: There will be a 30-minute cool-down W hour before the cycle is over. 2. Set the cleaning time (optional). If you want a Self-Cleaning cycle longer or shorter than 3% hours, use the hour and minute pads to set the cleaning time you want.
  • Page 23 After the oven cools to room temperature, off any residue or ash with a damp cloth or sponge. If needed, touch up spots with a mildly abrasive cleanser or cleaning sponge. If the oven temperature is above normal broiling temperatures, the Self-Cleaning cycle will start a 30-minute cool down.
  • Page 24: Range

    CARING FOR YOUR RANGE Do not store flammable Doing so can result in death, explosion, Before cleaning, always make sure all controls cleaning products before using them to clean your range. PART Control Knobs Control Panel Exterior Surfaces* (excluding control panel and oven door glass) Surface burner grates and caps’...
  • Page 25 PART Surface burners Oven door glass Oven cavity Food spills containing sugar and/or milk All other spills Oven racks Broiler pan and grid CLEANING METHOD Soap and water Non-abrasive plastic scrubbing pad Spray glass cleaner Soap and water Self-cleaning cycle Soap and water Steel wool pad Self-cleaning...
  • Page 26 nd 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. 0 For the proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner, do not allow spills, food, cleaning agents, or any other material to enter the gas...
  • Page 27 Pull the burner cap straight up from the burner base. 2. 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 self-cleaning oven.
  • Page 28 et-t door removal pins, included with your range, into both hinge hangers. Do not remove the pins while the door is removed from the range. 2. Carefully close the door until it rests against the door removal pins. NOTE: The door removal pins you inserted must still be in both door hinges.
  • Page 29 2. Hold oven door so that the top edge of each hinge hanger is horizontal. Insert hinge hangers into the front frame hinge slots. 3. Rotate top of door toward range. Slide hinge hangers down onto front frame support pins. NOTE: Make sure the hinge hangers are fully seated and engaged on the support pins.
  • Page 30 TROUBESHOOTINC 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 CAUSE PROBLEM...
  • Page 31 ; PROBLEM CAUSE You did not press START/ENTER. f The Self-Cleaning cycle i will not work The door is not closed all the way. PROBLEM SOLUTION _.--..-II 0 Level the range. (See the Installation Cookware not level on cooktop Use cookware with a flat bottom. (Check to see if liquids are level in cookware) ._-_I...
  • Page 32 REQUESTING ASSISI’ANCE To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center toll free at 1-800-253-l Our cqnsultants are available assist you.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    TOPIC ANTI-TIP BRACKET ASSISTANCE..BAKING Aluminum foil ... Bakeware ... Pans ... Preheat conditioning..Racks ... Setting cycle..Tips ... BROILING Grid..Guidelines Pan ... Setting cycle..CLEANING Broiler pan and grid ... Control knobs ... Control panel ...
  • Page 34: Warranty

    C. Pickup and delivery. Your range is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to your range caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized...