TABLE OF CONTENTS Page GENERAL ..........................1-1 Safety First ......................... 1-1 Whirlpool Model & Serial Number Designations ..............1-3 Model & Serial Number Label And Tech Sheet Locations..........1-4 Specifications ........................1-5 Whirlpool Electric Refrigerated Range Warranty ............... 1-7 INSTALLATION INFORMATION ................... 2-1 Electrical Supply Requirements ..................
Page COMPONENT TESTING ......................5-1 Door Switch ........................5-1 Oven Temperature Sensors ....................5-1 Bake Element ........................5-2 Broil Element ........................5-2 Door Latch Assembly ......................5-3 Control Cooling Fan Motor ....................5-3 Thermal Cutoff ........................5-4 Feature Board ........................5-4 Bimetals ..........................
GENERAL SAFETY FIRST Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this Job Aid and on the 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.
WARNING IMPORTANT Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Sensitive Electronics ESD problems are present everywhere. ESD may damage or weaken the elec- tronic control assembly. The new control assembly may appear to work well after Electrical Shock Hazard repair is finished, but failure may occur at Connect green ground wire to ground a later date due to ESD stress.
WHIRLPOOL MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATIONS MODEL NUMBER MODEL NUMBER R K B 0 INTERNATIONAL SALES IND. OR MARKETING CHANNEL IF PRESENT PRODUCT GROUP: R = ELECTRIC RANGES S = GAS RANGES G = WHIRLPOOL GOLD PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION: F = WHIRLPOOL FREESTANDING...
In Control Oven Indicator Light In Oven Control Surface Indicator Light Mini Red (4) Surface Unit Controls Infinite Switch Infinite Switch Knobs Whirlpool Polara - Soft Touch COOKTOP FEATURES Cooktop Ceran Cooktop Ring Painted steel/Stainless Burner Type Radiant Burner Configuration: Right Front @ 240VAC 7″...
Selectable cool temperature Cavity Vent Location Top Left & Lower Left Rear 45 Mininutes Maximum Cooldown Time from 25°C Cooling Duration 24 Hours Maximum OVEN DOOR FEATURES Door Latch Yes - Auto Removble door Door Liner Finish Porcelain Door Handle Whirlpool Polara...
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshoot- ing,” additional help can be found by checking the “Assistance Or Service” section, or by calling the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A. For parts and ser- vice in Canada, please call: 1-800-807-6777.
INSTALLATION INFORMATION ELECTRICAL SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS Wire sizes and connections must conform WARNING to the requirements of the National Electri- cal Code, ANSI/NFPA 70—latest edition*, or CSA Standard C22.1, Canadian Elec- trical Code, Part 1—latest edition**, and all local codes and ordinances for the kilowatt rating of the range.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS 4-Wire Electrical System (Not used for Canadian This range is manufactured with the ground Installations) connected to the cabinet. The ground must be revised so that the green grounding wire of the This range can be connected directly to the 4-wire power supply cord is connected to the fused disconnect, or circuit breaker box, through cabinet (refer to the “4-wire Electrical Connec-...
POWER SUPPLY CORD Depending on the type of electrical sys- tem, proceed to “4-Wire Electrical Con- CONNECTION nection,” or “3-Wire Electrical Connec- WARNING tion,” (on page 2-4), and complete the wiring. 4-Wire Electrical Connection Use this method for mobile homes, and when- ever 4-wire installation is required.
NOTE: Do not loosen the factory-installed Connect the neutral (white) wire of the nuts on the terminal block when you perform power supply cord to the center, silver- the following steps. colored terminal screw on the terminal block, and secure it with one of the 3/8″ Connect the neutral (white) wire of the brass nuts that you set aside earlier.
DIRECT WIRE CONNECTION Disconnect the power supply. Remove the screws from the terminal block WARNING cover. Remove the 3/8″ brass nuts that are at- tached to the knockout opening and set them aside. Use these brass nuts to se- cure the ring-type terminals on the power supply cord to the terminal block screws.
4-Wire Electrical Connection NOTE: Do not loosen the factory-installed nuts on the terminal block when you perform the Remove the ground-link screw from the following steps. range frame and set the screw aside. Connect the neutral (white) wire of the Bend the ground link up so that it does not power supply cord to the center, silver- contact the range.
3-Wire Electrical Connection Connect the remaining two power supply cord wires to the outer terminals of the Use this method only if local codes permit con- terminal block, and secure them with 3/8″ necting a cabinet-grounded conductor to the brass nuts. neutral wire of the power supply cord.
THEORY OF OPERATION REFRIGERATION OPERATION OVERVIEW If the oven does not cool to 50°F within 4 hours and 20 minutes, the control will display the ™ The Polara Refrigerated Range combines a error code “E0 F8.” The display can be reset by 30″...
REFRIGERATION The lower bimetal is used as a backup to prevent an incomplete defrost condition from COOLING MODULE occurring. It will only open if ice accumulates at The refrigeration cooling module is a conven- the center of the evaporator, causing reduced tional capillary tube system that is charged with air flow, and lower temperature at the middle of R134a refrigerant.
REFRIGERATION AIR FLOW of the unit, and enters the top of the oven cavity EVAPORATOR AIR FLOW through the air inlet. Air flow through the oven cavity and evaporator The refrigerated air circulates through the oven is basically a closed loop system, although cavity, where it is warmed by the food, and then some of the air will be drawn out through the drawn back out the cool air return vent to the...
COMPONENT ACCESS This section instructs you on how to service each component inside the range. The range components and their locations are shown below. The cooling module component locations are shown on page 4-25. RANGE COMPONENT LOCATIONS Decorative Rear Panel POLARA Door Latch Assembly Hot Surface Indicators...
REMOVING THE CONTROL PANEL AND AN INFINITE SWITCH & THERMAL CUTOFF b) Lift the front of the control panel, pull it WARNING forward, and slide the front edge of the cooktop glass out of the slot in the front of the panel. c) Rotate the control panel up and over so the bottom side faces up.
(3) Single Infinite Switch To remove a thermal cutoff: a) Remove the wires from the terminals. b) Remove the mounting screw. NOTE: The specifications for the left thermal cutoff are different from the right one. Be sure to use the correct replacement (see the photo at the top of the right column on page 4-2 for a description).
REMOVING THE ELECTRONIC OVEN CONTROL AND AN INDICATOR LIGHT c) Slide the electronic oven control board WARNING to the right to unhook it, lift the board, and turn it over. d) Grasp the ribbon cable collar by the locking arms, squeeze in, and discon- nect the ribbon cable from the connec- tor.
REMOVING AN ELEMENT & LIMITER AND THE HOT SURFACE INDICATOR ASSEMBLY WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or To remove an element and limiter: electrical shock.
c) Lay the element and limiter on a work To remove the hot surface indicator surface. Remove the screws from the assembly: limiter and remove it from the element. a) Disconnect the violet wire from the indi- NOTE: Be careful when you remove cator terminal and the brown, black, the limiter that you do not break the yellow, and blue wires from the element...
REMOVING THE COOKTOP GLASS AND THE DECORATIVE REAR PANEL b) Raise the cooktop and prop it up (see WARNING steps 3 and 4 on page 4-5 for the procedure). c) Loosen the left and right tension bracket screws and remove the brackets from behind the side trim.
g) Lift the front of the cooktop glass, pull it b) Lift the front of the cooktop and pull the forward, and remove it. NOTE: Re- two rear bracket tabs out of the chassis move the rubber gasket from the rear slots, then lower the cooktop, and allow edge of the glass as you pull it forward.
c) Remove the five screws from the deco- e) Remove the 5 screws from the back of rative rear panel cover. the decorative rear panel, and the 2 screws from the lower bracket, and Rear Panel Cover Screw (1 of 5) remove the panel from the unit.
REMOVING THE DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY & THE DOOR SWITCH Door Latch Assembly WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. b) Disconnect the 3-wire connector from NOTE: Sharp edges may be present.
To remove the door switch: e) Slide the right side panel forward, and then tilt the top of the panel out, and a) Remove the oven door and set it aside remove it from the unit. (see page 4-20 for the procedure). b) Remove the indicated two screws from the top of the kick panel.
REMOVING THE BROIL & BAKE ELEMENTS b) Pull the element forward and unhook WARNING the front bracket tabs from the liner slots, then pull the element wires through the liner holes, and disconnect them from the terminals. Broil Terminal Wires Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing.
REMOVING THE OVEN TEMPERATURE SENSORS Remove the two screws from the rear WARNING panel and remove the panel. Screw (1 of 2) Electrical Shock Hazard Rear Panel Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
REMOVING THE OVEN LIGHT SOCKET ASSEMBLY CAUTION: Be careful not to scratch or chip the WARNING oven liner paint when you remove the oven light socket in the next step. Use a screwdriver and bend the clips on the oven light socket away from the edges of the liner hole, and pull the socket out of the liner.
REMOVING THE CONVECTION FAN MOTOR Use a large screwdriver or a 13 mm socket, WARNING and remove the cap nut (clockwise) from the convection fan, then pull the fan off the convection fan motor shaft. Convection Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Cap Nut Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Convection Fan Motor Wires Remove the three screws from the con- vection fan motor. Disconnect the wires from the terminals. 3 Screws 4-16...
REMOVING THE FEATURE BOARD, THE POWER SUPPLY BOARD, AND THE INLINE FUSE To remove the feature board: WARNING a) Disconnect the wire connectors at P2300 and P2301. b) Remove the mounting screw, and slide the board to the left to unhook it from the locking tabs.
REMOVING THE CONTROL COOLING FAN MOTOR Remove the front and rear screws from WARNING the control cooling fan motor cover. NOTE: Use a magnetized screwdriver for this operation. Control Cooling Fan Motor Cover Front Screw Rear Screw Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing.
Remove the three mounting screws from REASSEMBLY NOTE: After you install the the control cooling fan motor and remove control cooling fan motor and cover, make sure it from the cover. that the air vent flanges fit inside the control cooling fan motor cover, as shown.
REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR Reposition the angle of the door to its NOTE: Sharp edges may be present. vertical (closed) position to remove the To remove the oven door, open the door to spring tension on the hinge hangers, and its first stop.
REMOVING THE DECORATIVE GLASS, THE OVEN DOOR HANDLE, THE HINGES, AND THE OVEN DOOR GLASS Remove the two inner decorative panel NOTE: Sharp edges may be present. screws, and remove the trim strip and Remove the oven door from the range panels from the door.
To remove the door handle: 10. To remove the inner and outer oven door glass: a) Remove the two screws from the air vent and remove it with the handle. a) Lift the side of the insulation cover, slide it out from under the bottom lip of the liner and the retaining tabs on the hinge hanger, and remove it.
d) To remove the inner oven glass, re- REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reinstall the move the 7 clamps from the oven liner, insulation cover and reassemble the oven door, and remove the glass frame and inner make sure that: glass from the door liner. a) The bottom edge of the cover is under the lip of the liner and under the three retaining tabs of the hinge hanger.
REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR GASKET Pull the oven liner forward to loosen the WARNING oven door gasket from the front of the unit. Starting at one end, pull the gasket out of the liner hole, and remove it from around the liner and the second hole.
REMOVING THE COOLING MODULE Disconnect the 3-wire connector from the WARNING power supply and feature boards housing. Remove the two screws from the front of the cooling module tray. 3-Wire Connector Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before Screw Screw operating.
REMOVING THE COMPRESSOR Access the sealed system and discharge WARNING the refrigerant into an approved recovery system. Cut the suction and discharge lines. Suction Line Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
REMOVING THE CONDENSER Remove the lower screw from the insula- WARNING tion block clamp and remove the clamp. Insulation Block Clamp Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
Unbraze the lines from the condenser. Pull the cover forward and remove the remaining bottom screw from the con- Unbraze Line denser with a long phillips screwdriver. Condenser Unbraze Line Remove the screws from the cover and condenser bracket. Cover Screw Bottom Screw (Inside Condenser Cover) Cover Screw...
REMOVING THE EVAPORATOR & CONDENSER FAN MOTOR Remove the four indicated screws from WARNING the evaporator front covers. Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
10. Remove the two lower screws from the 12. Slide the evaporator & condenser fan motor condenser fan shroud. assembly forward and remove the grom- met from the slot, then lift the assembly from the unit. Condenser 13. Remove the condenser fan shroud and Fan Shroud Screw place the evaporator &...
14. Using a 1/8″ allen wrench, loosen the 15. Remove the three mounting screws from setscrews on the evaporator and con- the evaporator & condenser fan motor and denser fan blades and remove the blades remove the motor. from the fan motor shafts. IMPORTANT: Note the position and orientation of the blades before you remove them so that you can reinstall them in the same way.
REMOVING THE BIMETALS AND THE EVAPORATOR Remove the two bottom flange screws WARNING from the evaporator air outlet cover. Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Bottom Flange Screws Failure to do so can result in death or Of Air Outlet Cover electrical shock.
To remove the two bimetals: To remove the evaporator: a) Disconnect the bimetal connector from a) Remove the grommets from around the main harness. the tubing and from the wires in the evaporator cover. b) Pull the two bimetal leads out of the slot in the lower grommet.
e) Unbraze the lines from the evaporator IMPORTANT REASSEMBLY NOTE: The bi- and remove it. metal marked “F36-18F” must be mounted below the other bimetal. The bimetals will be Unbraze Line replaced as an assembly. Lower Bimetal F36-18F Unbraze Line 4-35...
REMOVING THE 20 AMP FUSE Pry the 20A fuse out of its fuseholder with WARNING a screwdriver, and remove it. Feature Board 20A Fuse Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
COMPONENT TESTING Before testing any of the components, perform • Check all connections before replacing com- the following checks: ponents, looking for broken or loose wires, failed terminals, or wires not pressed into • The most common cause for control failure is connectors far enough.
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. BAKE ELEMENT BROIL ELEMENT Refer to page 4-12 for the procedure for servic- Refer to page 4-12 for the procedure for servic- ing the bake element.
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY CONTROL COOLING FAN MOTOR Door Latch Switch Motor Terminals Solenoid Terminals Refer to page 4-18 for the procedure for servic- ing the control cooling fan motor.
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. FEATURE BOARD THERMAL CUTOFF Thermal Cutoff With 1/4″ Terminals Opens @ 96°C (205°F) Closes @ 74°C (165°F) Thermal Cutoff With 3/16″...
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. SINGLE ELEMENT INFINITE BIMETALS (N.C.) SWITCHES (RF, RR, & LR) Refer to page 4-33 for the procedure for servic- ing the bimetals.
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. DUAL ELEMENT INFINITE Unplug the refrigerated range or discon- nect the power. SWITCH (LF) Set the ohmmeter to the R X 1 scale.
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. CONVECTION FAN MOTOR EVAPORATOR & CONDENSER FAN MOTOR Power Connector Refer to page 4-30 for the procedure for servic- ing the evaporator &...
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. SURFACE ELEMENTS & LIMITERS d) Reconnect the red wire and disconnect the orange wire from the dual element Refer to page 4-5 for the procedure for servic- terminal.
To test the RF, LR, & RR single ele- d) Touch the ohmmeter test leads to lim- ments & limiters: iter terminals 1a & 2a. The meter should indicate continuity (0 Ω). a) Disconnect the yellow, brown, or blue e) Touch the ohmmeter test leads to lim- wire from the element terminal.
WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before servicing. Replace all parts and panels before operating. Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock. COMPRESSOR, OVERLOAD, Refer to page 4-27 for the procedure for servic- ing the compressor. &...
To test the relay: d) Turn the relay over so that the coil faces up, as shown below. a) Position the relay with the coil facing e) With the tip of the ohmmeter leads at down, as shown below. the Start (S) and Run (M) pin sockets, b) Insert the tip on one of the ohmmeter the meter should indicate a closed leads into the Run (M) pin socket, and...
DIAGNOSIS & TROUBLESHOOTING DIAGNOSIS • All units that have failed during the first few FAILURE/ERROR DISPLAY CODES days of use should be checked for loose TECH SHEET #9755067, REV. E connections, or miswiring. • All diagnoses of this range must begin with a •...
TROUBLESHOOTING CHARTS Range PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Nothing will operate. 1. The power supply cord is unplugged. 1. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet. 2. A household fuse or circuit breaker 2. Replace the fuse or reset the circuit has opened.
PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION 1. Is the display showing “PF”? 1. There has been a power failure. Clear Display shows mes- the display (see “Displays” in the Use sages. & Care Guide). 2. Is the display showing a letter fol- 2.
TECH TIPS CONTROL FEATURES Tone Pitch The following information describes some of ™ the control features in the Polara Refriger- The tones are preset at a high pitch, but can ated Range. Additional information can be be lowered, if desired. found in the Use and Care Guide.
12-HOUR SHUTOFF To set the oven for an automatic 24 Hour Cool function: When the oven is operating, the electronic oven • Press the COOL keypad. “COOL” and control will automatically turn the oven off af- “START?” will appear on the oven display. ter a 12-hour period has elapsed.
To program the first step of the sequence: • Press the START keypad to begin the sequence once all of the steps have been • Press the FIRST STEP/NEXT STEP key- programmed. pad. “PROGRAM” and “STEP” will ap- • Press the STOP CANCEL keypad at any pear on the display.
To modify sequence programming: • Set the temperature, if desired. To do this, press the TEMP up (s) or down (t) key- • Press the UNDO keypad. The last step pads to raise or lower the temperature in of the sequence will be cancelled. 5°F (3°C) increments to set the tempera- If the programmed sequence has not ture to a setting other than the preset...
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