Whirlpool Gold WDE150LVS Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
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  • Page 1 ® DROP-IN ELECTRIC RANGES Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ... 2 W10175572A...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    RANGE SAFETY ...3 The Anti-Tip Bracket ...3 COOKTOP USE ...5 Cooktop Controls...5 Coil Elements and Burner Bowls ...5 Dual Size Element ...6 Ceramic Glass (on some models)...6 Home Canning ...7 Cookware ...7 ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL ...8 Display...8 Cancel ...8 Clock ...8 Timer...9...
  • Page 3: Range Safety

    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 having the anti-tip bracket fastened down properly.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    UNDER ANTI-TIP BRACKET. CAUTION: Do not store items of interest to children in cabinets above a range or on the backguard of a range – children climbing on the range to reach items could be seriously injured. Proper Installation – Be sure the range is properly installed and grounded by a qualified technician.
  • Page 5: Cooktop Use

    E. Electronic oven control F. Right rear control knob G. Right front control knob Cooktop Controls REMEMBER: When range is in use or (on some models) during the Self-Cleaning cycle, the entire cooktop area may become hot. Cooktop On Indicator Lights Each set of control knobs, left and right of the oven control, have a Cooktop On indicator light.
  • Page 6: Dual Size Element

    To Remove: 1. Push in the edge of coil element toward the receptacle. Then lift it enough to clear the burner bowl. 2. Pull the coil element straight away from the receptacle. 3. Lift out the burner bowl. To Replace: 1.
  • Page 7: Home Canning

    Use cookware about the same size as the surface cooking area. Cookware should not extend more than ½" (1.3 cm) outside the area. A. Surface cooking area B. Cookware/canner C. ½" (1.3 cm) maximum overhang Use flat-bottomed cookware for best heat conduction and energy efficiency.
  • Page 8: Electronic Oven Control

    C. More (+)/less (-) buttons D. Timer Display When power is supplied to the range or after a power interruption, the last clock time before power was interrupted will flash. Bake or Lock may flash rapidly in the display to alert you if there is an error or problem.
  • Page 9: Timer

    3 seconds. A single beep will sound, and the current setting will be displayed. If no change is made, the range will return to the existing setting after 30 seconds. 2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pad to change the setting.
  • Page 10: Oven Use

    Odors and smoke are normal when the oven is used the first few times, or when it is heavily soiled. IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to the fumes given off. Exposure to the fumes may result in death to certain birds.
  • Page 11: Oven Vent

    Baking The oven automatically regulates the heat levels and both the top and bottom elements cycle on and off accordingly during preheat and bake to maintain a precise temperature range for optimal cooking results. To Bake or Roast: Before baking, position the racks according to the “Positioning Racks and Bakeware”...
  • Page 12: Keep Warm

    To Set a Delayed Cook & Hold cycle: Before setting, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. See “Clock” section. 1. Press DELAY. “DELAY” will flash and “00:00” appears in the display. 2. Press the “up” or “down” arrow pad to set a delay time. 3.
  • Page 13: Automatic Shut-Off/Sabbath Mode

    2. After 72 hours, the Sabbath Mode will end. “SAb” will flash for 5 seconds. The time of day will return to the display. RANGE CARE Self-Cleaning Cycle (on some models) Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air must be able to move freely.
  • Page 14: General Cleaning

    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.
  • Page 15 CERAMIC GLASS (on some models) Cleaning Method: Always wipe with a clean, wet cloth or sponge and dry thoroughly to avoid streaking and staining. Cooktop Cleaner Part Number 31464 is recommended regularly to help avoid scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition the cooktop, and can be ordered as an accessory.
  • Page 16: Oven Light

    To Replace: 1. Grasp door at each side. 2. Align slots in the door with the hinge arms on the range. 3. Slide the door down onto the hinge arms until the door is completely seated on the hinges. Push down on the top corners of the door to completely seat door on hinges.
  • Page 17: Troubleshooting

    Is the proper cookware being used? See “Cookware” section. Is the control knob set to the proper heat level? See “Cooktop Controls” section. Is the range level? Level the range. See the Installation Instructions. Oven will not operate Is the electronic oven control set correctly? See “Electronic Oven Control”...
  • Page 18: Assistance Or Service

    Yellow ® appliance. Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool Corporation with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
  • Page 19: Warranty

    Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.
  • Page 20 W10175572A © 2008 Whirlpool Corporation. 2/08 All rights reserved. ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. Printed in U.S.A.