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General Cleaning - Whirlpool W10204316B 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, or
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
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
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
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
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
CERAMIC GLASS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
Cooktop Cleaner Part Number 31464 is recommended regularly to
help avoid scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition the
Cooktop Scraper Part Number WA906B is also recommended for
stubborn soils. These can be ordered as accessories. See cover for
contact information. The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store
razor blades out of the reach of children.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine bleach,
rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur.
Light to moderate soil
Clean with paper towels or clean damp sponge
Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)
Clean with cooktop scraper and cooktop cleaner. Scrape off
sugary spills while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to
wear oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.
Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration
Clean with Cooktop Cleaner or nonabrasive cleanser:
Burned-on soil
Clean with Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Scraper.

General Cleaning

Metal marks from aluminum and copper
Clean with Cooktop Cleaner as soon as cooktop has cooled
down. The marks will not totally disappear, but after many
cleanings they will become less noticeable.
Tiny scratches and abrasions
Use Cooktop Cleaner for scratches. Scratches and abrasions
do not affect cooking performance, and after many cleanings
they will become less noticeable.
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.
To avoid damage to the control panel, do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper
Cleaning Method:
Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
See cover for contact information.
COIL ELEMENTS (on some models)
Cleaning Method:
Damp cloth: Make sure control knobs are off and elements are
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
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:
Steel-wool pad
To avoid damage to the range, do not remove the cooktop.



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