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Range Care; General Cleaning - Whirlpool W10200359B User Instructions

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IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products. For additional information, you can visit the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of our website at
www.whirlpool.com.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
EXTERIOR PORCELAIN ENAMEL SURFACES (on some
models)
Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire range is cool. These spills may
affect the finish.
Cleaning Method:
Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing
pad:
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
included):
See cover for contact information.
STAINLESS STEEL (on some models)
NOTE: To avoid damage to stainless steel surfaces, do not use
soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Cleaner,
steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper towels.
Damage may occur to stainless steel surfaces, even with one-time
or limited use.
Cleaning Method:
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish Part Number 31462 (not
included):
See cover for contact information.
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
METALLIC PAINT (on some models)
Do not use abrasive cleaners, cleaners with bleach, rust removers,
ammonia or sodium hydroxide (lye) because paint surface may
stain.
COOKTOP CONTROLS
To avoid damage to the cooktop controls, do not use steel wool,
abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.
Do not soak knobs. When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in
the OFF position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
Cleaning Method:
Soap and water:
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.
CONTROL PANEL AND OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
To avoid damage to the control panel, do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper
towels.
Cleaning Method:
Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
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RANGE CARE

General Cleaning

All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
included):
See cover for contact information.
COIL ELEMENTS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
Damp cloth: Make sure control knobs are off and elements are
cool.
Do not clean or immerse in water. Soil will burn off when hot.
BURNER BOWLS (on some models)
Before removing or replacing coil elements and burner bowls,
make sure they are cool and the control knobs are in the OFF
position.
Remove the coil element by pushing the edge of the coil element
toward the receptacle. Lift it enough to clear the burner bowl. Pull
the coil element straight away from the receptacle to remove. Lift
out the burner bowl.
Cleaning Method:
Chrome burner bowls
Wash frequently in warm, soapy water. (It is not recommended to
wash chrome bowls in a dishwasher.) A mild abrasive cleaner and a
plastic scrubber can be used to remove stubborn stains.
For heavily soiled bowls, place an ammonia soaked paper towel on
the stains and allow to soak for a short time, then gently scrub with
a plastic scrubber.
SURFACE UNDER COOKTOP (on some models)
The coil cooktop will lift up to provide easy access for cleaning
beneath. Lift the cooktop by both front corners until the support
locks into place.
Cleaning Method:
Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing
pad.
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
included):
See cover for contact information.
To avoid damage to the range, do not remove the cooktop.
OVEN CAVITY
Food spills should be cleaned when oven cools. At high
temperatures, foods react with porcelain and staining, etching,
pitting or faint white spots can result.
Nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mildly abrasive cleanser
can be used on a cool cavity.
If using commercial oven cleaners, follow package directions.
OVEN RACKS
Cleaning Method:
Steel-wool pad
For racks that have discolored and are harder to slide, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.
STORAGE DRAWER
Check that storage drawer is cool and empty before cleaning.
Cleaning Method:
Mild detergent

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