Electrolux Frigidaire FMT148G1T1 Operating instructions

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Over-the-Range
Microwave Oven
CGLMV168
CPLMV168
GLMV168
PLMV168
Important
Safety Information . . 2–8
Operating
Instructions . . . . . 12–31
Grounding
Instructions . . . . . . . . 9
Care and
Cleaning . . . . . . . . 35–39
Features . . . . . .10, 32–34
Troubleshooting . . 40–41
Getting Started . . . . .11
Consumer
Services
Warranty & Service
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL INFORMATION
BEFORE USING
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to
minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
Do Not Operate the oven if it is
damaged. It is particularly important
that the oven door close properly and
that there is no damage to the:
Do Not Attempt to operate this oven
with the door open since open-door
operation can result in harmful
exposure to microwave energy. It is
important not to defeat or tamper
with the safety interlocks.
1.door (bent),
2.hinges and latches (broken or
loosened),
3.door seals and sealing surfaces.
Do Not Place any object between the
oven front face and the door or allow
soil or cleaner residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
The Oven Should Not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
NEED HELP? Help us, help you:
In the United States, call: 1-800-944-9044
In Canada, call: 1-866-213-9397 (English)
1-800-669-4606 ext. 8199 (French)
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Before you call for service, there are a
few things you can do to help us serve
you better.
Save time and money.
Check the section titled “Troubleshooting”
before calling. This section helps you solve
common problems that might occur. If you
do need service, you can relax knowing help
is only a phone call away. A list of toll-free
customer service numbers is included in
the back of this manual. Or call Frigidaire
Consumer Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
Read this manual.
It contains instructions to help you use
and maintain your microwave properly.
If you received a damaged
oven...immediately contact the dealer
(or builder) that sold you the oven.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, injury to persons, or exposure
to excessive microwave energy when using your appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following sections.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This microwave oven is UL and CSA listed for installation over electric and gas
ranges. This microwave oven is not approved or tested for marine use.
• Do not operate this appliance if it has
a damaged power cord or plug, if it is
not working properly, or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
• Read and follow the specific “Precautions
to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive
Microwave Energy” on page 2.
• This appliance must be grounded.
Connect only to properly grounded
outlet. See Grounding Instructions
section on page 9.
• Do not cover or block any openings on
the appliance.
• Use this appliance only for its intended
use as described in this manual. Do not
use corrosive chemicals or vapors in
this appliance. This microwave oven is
specifically designed to heat, dry or cook
food, and is not intended for laboratory
or industrial use.
• Do not mount this appliance over a sink.
• Install or locate this appliance only
in accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions.
• This over-the-range oven was designed
for use over ranges no wider than 36″
(91 cm). It may be installed over both
gas and electric cooking equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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BEFORE USING
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven
cavity:
• Do not store this appliance outdoors.
Do not use this product near water—
for example, in a wet basement, near
a swimming pool or near a sink.
— Do not overcook food. Carefully attend
appliance if paper, plastic or other
combustible materials are placed inside
the oven while cooking.
• Keep power cord away from heated
surfaces.
— Remove wire twist-ties and metal
handles from paper or plastic containers
before placing them in the oven.
• Do not immerse power cord or plug
in water.
• See door surface cleaning instructions
in the Care and Cleaning section(s) of
this manual.
— Do not use the oven for storage
purposes. Do not leave paper products,
cooking utensils or food in the oven
when not in use.
• This appliance should be serviced only
by qualified service personnel. Contact
nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment.
— If materials inside oven should ignite,
keep the oven door closed, turn the
oven off and disconnect the power cord,
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel. If the door is opened,
the fire may spread.
• As with any appliance, close supervision
is necessary when used by children.
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INSTRUCTIONS.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Special Notes About Microwaving
Arcing
If you see arcing, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks
in the oven. Arcing is caused by:
• Foil not molded to food (upturned
edges act like antennas).
• The temperature probe in the
microwave but not inserted in the food.
• Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or
gold-rimmed dishes, in the microwave.
• The metal shelf not installed correctly
so it touches the microwave wall.
• Recycled paper towels containing small
metal pieces being used in the microwave.
• Metal or foil touching the side of
the oven.
Foods
• Operating the microwave with no food
inside for more than a minute or two
may cause damage to the oven and could
start a fire. It increases the heat around
the magnetron and can shorten the life
of the oven.
• Do not pop popcorn in your microwave
oven unless in a special microwave
popcorn accessory or unless you use
popcorn labeled for use in microwave
ovens.
• Some products such as whole eggs and
sealed containers—for example, closed
jars—will explode and should not be
heated in this microwave oven. Such
use of the microwave oven could result
in injury.
• Foods with unbroken outer “skin”
such as potatoes, hot dogs, sausages,
tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and
other giblets, and egg yolks should be
pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
• Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven.
Pressure will build up inside egg yolk
and will cause it to burst, possibly
resulting in injury.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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BEFORE USING
Safety Fact – SUPERHEATED WATER
Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach
the boiling point. They can actually get superheated and not bubble at all.
Superheated liquid will bubble up out of the cup when it is moved or when
something like a spoon or tea bag is put into it.
To prevent this from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid
for more than 2 minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in the
microwave for 30 seconds before moving it or putting anything into it.
• Do not defrost frozen beverages in
narrow-necked bottles (especially
carbonated beverages). Even if the
container is opened, pressure can build
up. This can cause the container to
burst, possibly resulting in injury.
• Avoid heating baby food in glass jars,
even with the lid off. Make sure all infant
food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to
distribute the heat evenly. Be careful to
prevent scalding when warming formula
or breast milk. The container may feel
cooler than the milk really is. Always test
the milk before feeding the baby.
• Hot foods and steam can cause burns.
Be careful when opening any containers
of hot food, including popcorn bags,
cooking pouches and boxes. To prevent
possible injury, direct steam away from
hands and face.
• Spontaneous boiling—Under certain
special circumstances, liquids may start
to boil during or shortly after removal
from the microwave oven. To prevent
burns from splashing liquid, we
recommend the following: before
removing the container from the oven,
allow the container to stand in the oven
for 30 to 40 seconds after the oven has
shut off. Do not boil liquids in narrownecked containers such as soft drink
bottles, wine flasks and especially
narrow-necked coffee cups. Even if the
container is opened, excessive steam
can build up and cause it to burst or
overflow.
• Do not overcook potatoes. They could
dehydrate and catch fire, causing
damage to your oven.
• Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat
to at least an INTERNAL temperature
of 160°F. (71°C) and poultry to at least
an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F.
(82°C). Cooking to these temperatures
usually protects against foodborne
illness.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Special Notes About Microwaving
Microwave-Safe Cookware
• Do not use recycled paper products.
Recycled paper towels, napkins and
waxed paper can contain metal flecks
which may cause arcing or ignite. Paper
products containing nylon or nylon
filaments should be avoided, as they
may also ignite.
Make sure all cookware used in your
microwave oven is suitable for
microwaving. Most glass casseroles,
cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard
cups, pottery or china dinnerware which
does not have metallic trim or glaze with a
metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware
is labeled “suitable for microwaving.”
• Do not use the microwave to dry
newspapers.
• Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use
in microwave ovens. Check the package
for proper use.
• Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic
wrap can be used to cover dishes in order
to retain moisture and prevent spattering.
Be sure to vent plastic wrap so steam
can escape.
How to test for a microwave-safe dish.
• If you are not sure if a dish is microwavesafe, use this test: Place in the oven both
the dish you are testing and a glass
measuring cup filled with 1 cup of
water—set the measuring cup either in
or next to the dish. Microwave 30 to 45
seconds at high. If the dish heats, it
should not be used for microwaving.
If the dish remains cool and only the
water in the cup heats, then the dish is
microwave-safe.
• Cookware may become hot because of
heat transferred from the heated food.
Pot holders may be needed to handle
the cookware.
• “Boilable” cooking pouches and tightly
closed plastic bags should be slit, pierced
or vented as directed by package. If they
are not, plastic could burst during or
immediately after cooking, possibly
resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage
containers should be at least partially
uncovered because they form a tight
seal. When cooking with containers
tightly covered with plastic wrap, remove
covering carefully and direct steam away
from hands and face.
• If you use a meat thermometer while
cooking, make sure it is safe for use in
microwave ovens.
• Some styrofoam trays (like those that
meat is packaged on) have a thin strip of
metal embedded in the bottom. When
microwaved, the metal can burn the
floor of the oven or ignite a paper towel.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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BEFORE USING
Microwave-Safe Cookware
(continued)
In longer exposures to overcooking,
the food and cookware could ignite.
Follow these guidelines:
• Use foil only as directed in this manual.
TV dinners may be microwaved in foil
trays less than 3/4″ (2 cm) high; remove
the top foil cover and return the tray to
the box. When using foil in the
microwave oven, keep the foil at least
1 inch (2.5 cm) away from the sides of
the oven.
1. Use microwave-safe plastics only and
use them in strict compliance with
the cookware manufacturer’s
recommendations.
2. Do not microwave empty containers.
• Plastic cookware—Plastic cookware
designed for microwave cooking is very
useful, but should be used carefully.
Even microwave-safe plastic may not be
as tolerant of overcooking conditions as
are glass or ceramic materials and may
soften or char if subjected to short
periods of overcooking.
3. Do not permit children to use plastic
cookware without complete supervision.
The Exhaust Fan
• Use care when cleaning the exhaust fan
filters. Corrosive cleaning agents, such
as lye-based oven cleaners, may damage
the filters.
The fan will operate automatically under
certain conditions (see Automatic Fan
feature). Take care to prevent the starting
and spreading of accidental cooking fires
while the exhaust fan is in use.
• When preparing flaming foods under
the microwave, turn the exhaust fan on.
• Clean the underside of the microwave
often. Do not allow grease to build up
on the microwave or the fan filters.
• Never leave surface units beneath your
microwave oven unattended at high heat
settings. Boilovers cause smoking and
greasy spillovers that may ignite and
spread if the microwave exhaust fan is
operating. To minimize automatic fan
operation, use adequate sized cookware
and use high heat on surface units only
when necessary.
• In the event of a grease fire on the
surface units below the microwave oven,
smother a flaming pan on the surface
unit by covering the pan completely
with a lid, a cookie sheet or a flat tray.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Grounding Instructions/Optional Kits
Grounding Instructions
Consult a qualified electrician or service
technician if the grounding instructions
are not completely understood, or if
doubt exists as to whether the appliance
is properly grounded.
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall
outlet, it is your personal responsibility
and obligation to have it replaced with a
properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
Ensure proper ground
exists before use.
Do not under any circumstances cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from
the power cord.
Improper use of the grounding plug
can result in a risk of electric shock.
This appliance must be grounded. In
the event of an electrical short circuit,
grounding reduces the risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire for
the electric current.
Do not use an adapter plug with this
appliance.
Do not use an extension cord with this
appliance. If the power cord is too short,
have a qualified electrician or service
technician install an outlet near the
appliance.
This appliance is equipped with a power
cord having a grounding wire with a
grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an outlet that is properly
installed and grounded.
For best operation, plug this appliance
into its own electrical outlet to prevent
flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or
tripping of circuit breaker.
Optional Kits
Filter Kits
JX81A—Recirculating Charcoal Filter Kit
Filter kits are used when the microwave
oven cannot be vented to the outside.
Filler Panel Kits
JX48WH—White
JX48BL—Black
JX48CT—Bisque
When replacing a 36″ (91 cm) range
hood, filler panel kits fill in the additional
width to provide a custom built-in
appearance.
For installation between cabinets only;
not for end-of-cabinet installation. Each kit
contains two 3″-wide (8 cm) filler panels.
Available at extra cost from your
Frigidaire supplier.
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Microwave Features
Here is a quick guide to the features and
controls of your microwave oven.
NOTE:
This manual covers several models so the illustration may not look exactly
like your model. However, operating instructions for each of the features and functions
of your microwave will be found in this manual.
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GLMV168, PLMV168
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CGLMV168, CPLMV168
950 Watts
1. Temperature Probe. Use with Temp
Cook and Roast functions only.
7. Touch Control Panel. You must set
the clock before using the microwave.
2. Shelf. Lets you microwave several
foods at once. Food microwaves best
when placed directly on the turntable.
8. Cooktop Lights.
9. Grease Filters.
3. Door Handle. Pull to open the door.
The door must be securely latched for
the microwave to operate.
10. Removable Turntable. Turntable
and support must be in place when
using the oven. The turntable may be
removed for cleaning.
4. Door Latches.
11. Convenience Guide.
5. Window with Metal Shield. Screen
allows cooking to be viewed while
keeping microwaves confined
in the oven.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and
oven light are located on the inside walls
of the microwave oven. Model and serial
numbers are on a label inside the oven.
6. Receptacle for Temperature Probe.
Probe must be securely inserted into
the receptacle before the oven will
Temp Cook or Roast.
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Getting Started
You can microwave by time, temperature,
or with the sensor features.
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)
Time & Auto Features
Press
Cook Time I & II
Auto/Time Defrost
Express Cook
Power Level
Plus 30 Sec
Enter
Press once or twice
Press once
Press twice
Starts immediately!
Amount of cooking time.
Food weight.
Amount of defrosting time.
Power level 1–10.
Starts immediately!
Temperature Features – Probe Cooking
Press
Cook/Roast Temp
Enter
Press once
Press twice
Press three times
Press four times
Desired food temperature.
Medium automatically selected.
Well automatically selected.
Simmer automatically selected.
Sensor Features
Press
Enter
Option
Popcorn
Veggie
Fresh Vegetables
Frozen Vegetables
Canned Vegetables
Reheat
Beverage
Baked Potato
Ground Meats
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Press once
Press twice
Press three times
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time (on some models)
more/less time
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more/less time
more/less time
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Operating Instructions
Changing Power Levels
A high setting (10) will cook faster but
food may need more frequent stirring,
rotating or turning over. Most cooking
will be done on High (power level 10).
A lower setting will cook more evenly and
need less stirring or rotating of the food.
How to Change the Power Level
The power level may be entered or
changed immediately after entering the
feature time for COOK TIME, TIME
DEFROST or EXPRESS COOK. The
power level may also be changed during
time countdown.
Some foods may have better flavor,
texture or appearance if one of the lower
settings is used. Use a lower power level
when cooking foods that have a tendency
to boil over, such as scalloped potatoes.
1. Press COOK TIME or select
Time Defrost.
2. Enter cooking or defrosting time.
3. Press POWER LEVEL.
Rest periods (when the microwave energy
cycles off) give time for the food to
“equalize” or transfer heat to the inside
of the food. An example of this is shown
with power level 3—the defrost cycle.
If microwave energy did not cycle off,
the outside of the food would cook
before the inside was defrosted.
4. Select desired power level 1–10.
Here are some examples of uses for
various power levels:
Power Level Best Uses
High 10
Fish, bacon, vegetables, boiling
liquids.
Med-High 7 Gentle cooking of meat and
poultry; baking casseroles
and reheating.
5. Press START.
Variable power levels add flexibility to
microwave cooking. The power levels on
the microwave oven can be compared to
the surface units on a range. High (power
level 10) or full power is the fastest way to
cook and gives you 100% power. Each
power level gives you microwave energy a
certain percent of the time. Power level 7
is microwave energy 70% of the time.
Power level 3 is energy 30% of the time.
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Medium 5
Slow cooking and tenderizing
such as stews and less tender
cuts of meat.
Low 2 or 3
Defrosting without cooking;
simmering; delicate sauces.
Warm 1
Keeping food warm without
overcooking; softening butter.
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Operating Instructions
Time features
Cook Time
Cook Time I
Cook Time II
Allows you to microwave for any time up
to 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
Lets you change power levels
automatically during cooking. Here’s how
to do it:
Power level 10 (High) is automatically set,
but you may change it for more flexibility.
1.Press COOK TIME.
2.Enter the first cook time.
You may open the door during Cook Time
to check the food. Close the door and
press START to resume cooking.
3.Change the power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press POWER LEVEL.
Select a desired power level 1–10.)
1. Press COOK TIME.
4.Press COOK TIME again.
5.Enter the second cook time.
6.Change the power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press POWER LEVEL.
Select a power level 1–10.)
2. Enter cooking time.
3.Change power level if you don’t want
full power. (Press POWER LEVEL.
Select a desired power level 1–10.)
7.Press START.
At the end of Cook Time I, Cook Time II
counts down.
4. Press START.
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Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide For Cook Time I & II
NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb. (.45 kg)
6 to 9 min.,
In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking dish,
Med-High (7) place 1/4 cup water.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
(frozen spears) 10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
Beans
(fresh green)
1 lb. (.45 kg)
cut in half
(frozen green) 10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
(frozen lima) 10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
(.57 to .68 kg)
(fresh spears) 1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
(.57 to .68 kg)
(frozen,
10-oz. (.28 kg)
chopped)
package
(frozen spears) 10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
Cabbage
(fresh)
(wedges)
Carrots
(fresh, sliced)
(frozen)
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
Comments
9 to 11 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
6 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
6 to 8 min.
17 to 21 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
7 to 10 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
9 to 13 min.
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
1/4 cup water.
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
1 medium head 8 to 11 min.
(about 2 lbs.)
( about .90 kg)
7 to 10 min.
1 lb. (.45 kg)
10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
7 to 9 min.
5 to 7 min.
1 medium head 9 to 14 min.
1 medium head 10 to 17 min.
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
(.28 kg)
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In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
In 11⁄2- or 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
In 2- or 3-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
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Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide For Cook Time I & II
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Comments
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
1 to 5 ears
3 to 4 min.
per ear
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
5 to 6 min.
3 to 4 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
corn. If corn is in husk, use no water;
if corn has been husked, add 1/4 cup
water. Rearrange after half of time.
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Rearrange after half of time.
10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
5 to 7 min.
Corn
(frozen kernel) 10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
Corn on
the cob
(fresh)
(frozen)
Mixed
vegetables
(frozen)
Peas
(fresh, shelled) 2 lbs. unshelled 9 to 12 min.
(frozen)
10-oz. (.28 kg) 5 to 7 min.
package
Potatoes
(fresh, cubed,
white)
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
9 to 12 min.
4 potatoes
(6 to 8 oz. each)
(.17 to .28 kg)
(fresh, whole, 1 (6 to 8 oz.)
3 to 4 min.
sweet or white) (.17 to .28 kg)
Peel and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place in
2-qt. casserole with 1/2 cup water. Stir
after half of time.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place in
center of the oven. Let stand 5 minutes.
Spinach
(fresh)
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
(frozen,
chopped
and leaf)
Squash
(fresh, summer
and yellow)
(winter, acorn,
butternut)
10 to 16 oz.
(.28 to .45 kg)
10-oz. (.28 kg)
package
1 lb. (.45 kg)
5 to 7 min.
sliced
1 to 2 squash
8 to 11 min.
(about 1 lb. each)
(about .45 kg
each)
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In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Cut in half and remove fibrous
membranes. In 2-qt. oblong glass
baking dish, place squash cut-sidedown. Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
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Operating Instructions
Time Features
Time Defrost
Defrosting Tips
Allows you to defrost for the length of
time you select. See the Defrosting Guide
for suggested times.
• Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be
defrosted in the package. Tightly closed
packages should be slit, pierced or
vented AFTER food has partially
defrosted. Plastic storage containers
should be at least partially uncovered.
1. Press AUTO/TIME DEFROST twice.
• Family-size, prepackaged frozen dinners
can be defrosted and microwaved. If the
food is in a foil container, transfer it to a
microwave-safe dish.
2. Enter defrosting time.
3. Press START.
• Foods that spoil easily, such as milk,
eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork,
should not be allowed to sit out for more
than one hour after defrosting. Room
temperature promotes the growth of
harmful bacteria.
4. Turn food over when the oven signals.
5. Press START.
(Auto Defrost explained in the section on
Auto Features.)
• For more even defrosting of larger foods,
such as beef, lamb and veal roasts, use
Auto Defrost.
Power level 3 is automatically set, but you
may change this for more flexibility. You
may defrost small items more quickly by
raising the power level after entering the
time. However, they will need more
frequent attention than usual.
• Be sure large meats are completely
defrosted before cooking.
• When defrosted, food should be cool but
softened in all areas. If still slightly icy,
return to the microwave very briefly, or
let it stand a few minutes.
Power level 7 cuts the total defrosting time
in about half; power level 10 cuts the total
time to approximately 1/3. Rotate or stir
food frequently.
At one half of selected defrosting time,
the oven signals TURN. At this time, turn
food over and break apart or rearrange
pieces for more even defrosting. Shield
any warm areas with small pieces of foil.
A dull thumping noise may be heard
during defrosting. This sound is normal
when the oven is not operating at
High power.
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Operating Instructions
Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Comments
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 pc.) 1 min.
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.) 3 to 5 min.
(approx. .34 kg)
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.) (.45kg) 6 to 8 min.
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.) 5 to 7 min.
(.45kg)
Fruit
Plastic pouch—1 to 2
(10-oz. package) (.28 kg)
Place block in casserole. Turn over and
break up after half the time.
3 to 6 min.
Meat
Bacon (1 lb.) (.45 kg)
2 to 5 min.
Franks (1 lb.) (.45 kg)
2 to 5 min.
Ground meat (1 lb.) (.45kg)
Roast: beef, lamb,
veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
5 to 7 min.
12 to 16 min.
per lb.
5 to 7 min.
per lb.
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
(1.13 to 1.36 kg)
15 to 19 min.
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
(1.13 to 1.36 kg)
17 to 21 min.
Cornish hen
7 to 13 min.
per lb.
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
(1.8 to 2.7 kg)
5 to 9 min.
per lb.
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Place unopened package in oven.
Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
Place unopened package in oven.
Microwave just until franks can be
separated. Let stand 5 minutes, if
necessary, to complete defrosting.
Turn meat over after half the time.
Use power level 1.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish.
Turn over after half the time and shield
warm areas with foil. When finished,
separate pieces and let stand to complete
defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap
and turn over after half the time. When
finished, separate pieces and microwave
2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary.
Let stand to finish defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half
the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.
Shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. If necessary, run cold water in
the cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped hen in the oven breastside-up. Turn over after half the time.
Run cool water in the cavity until giblets
can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in dish breastside-down. After half the time, turn over
and shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in
refrigerator to complete defrosting.
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Operating Instructions
Time Features
Express Cook
Plus 30 Seconds
You can use this feature two ways:
• It will add 30 seconds to the time
counting down each time the pad is
pressed.
This is a quick way to set cooking time
for 1–6 minutes.
• It can be used as a quick way to set
30 seconds of cooking time.
Press one of the Express Cook pads (from
1 to 6) for 1 to 6 minutes of cooking at
power level 10. For example, press the
2 pad for 2 minutes of cooking time.
The power level can be changed as time
is counting down. Press POWER LEVEL
and enter 1–10.
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Operating Instructions
Auto Features
Auto Defrost
Weight of
Food in
Ounces
Auto Defrost automatically sets the
defrosting times and power levels to give
even defrosting results for meats, poultry
and fish.
1–2
3
4–5
6–7
8
9–10
11
12–13
14–15
16
17–18
19
20–21
22–23
24
25–26
27
28–29
30–31
32
33–34
35–36
1. Press AUTO/TIME DEFROST once.
2. Using the Conversion Guide at right,
enter food weight. For example, press
pads 1 and 2 for 1.2 pounds (1 pound,
3 ounces).
3. Press START.
Weight of Enter Food
Food in
Weight
Kilograms (tenths of
a pound)
.03–.07
.08
.11–.14
.17–.20
.22
.25–.28
.31
.34–.36
.39–.42
.45
.48–.50
.53
.56–.59
.62–.64
.67
.70–.73
.76
.78–.81
.84–.87
.90
.92–.95
.98–1.1
.1
.2
.3
.4
.5
.6
.7
.8
.9
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.1
2.2
(Time Defrost is explained in the Time
Features section.)
• Remove meat from package and place
on microwave-safe dish.
The Auto/Time Defrost feature gives you
two ways to defrost frozen foods. Press
AUTO/TIME DEFROST once for Auto
Defrost or twice for Time Defrost.
• Twice during defrost, the oven signals
TURN. At each TURN signal, turn the
food over. Remove defrosted meat or
shield warm areas with small pieces
of foil.
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and
fish. Use Time Defrost for most other
frozen foods.
• After defrosting, most meats need to
stand 5 minutes to complete defrosting.
Large roasts should stand for about
30 minutes.
Conversion Guide
If the weight of food is stated in pounds
and ounces, the ounces must be
converted to tenths (.1) of a pound.
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Operating Instructions
Temperature Features
Temperature Probe
Cable
End
The Temperature Probe
Handle
NOTE: The turntable will not turn when
the probe is in use.
Sensor
The temperature probe is a food
thermometer that monitors the
temperature of the food. The probe must
be used when using Temp Cook or Roast.
Appearance may vary
What happens when you use
the probe…
The probe is not recommended for
batters, doughs, frozen foods and foods
which are difficult to cook precisely by
temperature. Use the Cook Time setting
for these foods.
Cooking with the probe allows you to
heat food to a certain temperature.
This is the best way to cook many foods.
• Make sure the cable end is inserted all
the way into the oven wall receptacle.
• Insert the probe into the center of the
food. Make sure the handle does not
touch the food or the top or sides of
the oven.
• Do not leave the probe in the oven if
it’s not inserted in food. If it touches
the oven wall, it may damage the oven.
Cooking Tips
• Do not twist, drop or bend the probe.
• Be sure frozen food has been completely
defrosted before inserting the probe.
The probe may break off if used in
frozen foods.
• Cover foods loosely for moisture control
and quick, even heating.
• Use a lower power level with the probe;
foods will take longer to cook but they
will heat more evenly.
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Operating Instructions
Temperature Features
Cook/Roast Temp
Three Ways to Use the
Cook/Roast Temp Feature
How to Use the Probe and Set the
Temperature Yourself
1.You set the temperature you want.
1.Insert the temperature probe in the
center of a casserole and attach it
securely in the oven wall outlet.
Press COOK/ROAST TEMP once.
This is good for foods such as soups,
casseroles and beverages.
2.Press COOK/ROAST TEMP once.
2.Temperature is automatically selected
for cooking roasts medium or well.
Roast Medium—Press COOK/ROAST
TEMP twice.
Roast Well—Press COOK/ROAST TEMP
3 times.
3.Enter the desired food temperature.
4.Change power level if you don’t want
full power. (Press POWER LEVEL.
Select a power level 1–10.)
See the Roasting Guide for suggestions.
3.Temperature is automatically selected
for slow cooking of foods (simmer).
Simmer—Press COOK/ROAST TEMP
4 times.
See the Simmer Guide for specific
directions.
5.Press START.
6.When the temperature is reached,
the microwave will signal. Food will be
held at this temperature for 60 minutes.
The oven beeps when the hold time
is complete.
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Operating Instructions
Temperature Features
What happens when you use the
probe for roasting…
3.Press START.
For the two Roast settings, the probe
temperature is preprogrammed.
4.The microwave signals when it’s time to
turn the roast over. After you turn the
roast, close the door and press START.
Food will be held at this temperature for
60 minutes. The oven beeps when hold
time is complete.
NOTE: The oven continues to cook after the
signal whether or not roast is turned over.
Just as in regular roasting, only tender
roasts should be roasted by using the
probe. Less tender roasts should be
microwaved by time.
Preparing Meats for Roasting
• Place a tender beef roast in a cooking
bag on a trivet in a microwave-safe dish.
(Refer to package instructions for
proper use of the cooking bag.)
How to Use the Probe with the
Roast Settings
Receptacle
• Insert the probe through the cooking
bag horizontally into the center meaty
area not touching bone or fat. Make sure
the handle does not touch the food or
top or sides of the oven.
1.Insert the probe in the roast and attach it
securely in the oven wall.
2.Roast Medium—Press COOK/ROAST
TEMP twice.
• When using the probe in chicken, turkey
or other poultry, insert the probe
horizontally into the meatiest area.
Roast Well—Press COOK/ROAST TEMP
3 times.
Roasting Guide
Doneness
Selection
Approx. Time
(minutes per pound)
Beef (5 lb. max.) (2.3 kg max)
Tender Roast
Medium
Well
15–23
23–30
Pork (5 lb. max.) (2.3 kg max)
Loin Roast
Well
23–30
Poultry (6 lb. max.) (2.7 kg max)
Turkey Breast
Well
16–19
Food Type
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Operating Instructions
Temperature Features
1.Insert the temperature probe into the
food, resting it on the side of the dish.
Attach it securely in the oven wall.
2.Press COOK/ROAST TEMP 4 times to
select Simmer.
Press COOK/ROAST TEMP
4 times to select Simmer.
How to Use the Probe to Simmer
3.Press START. If you need to stir the food,
restart the oven by pressing START again.
The Simmer feature heats food to 180°F
(82°C). and holds it at that temperature
up to 12 hours or until you remove it and
press CLEAR/OFF.
When the simmer temperature is
reached, the oven holds the food at
that temperature until CLEAR/OFF
is pressed.
Simmer Guide
Food Type
Hours*
Beef
Pot Roast
5–7
Chili
Chicken
Stewing
5–8
Add enough liquid to just cover meat.
If adding vegetables, make sure they are
completely covered by liquid.
Precook meat. Stir after 3 hours, if possible.
3–4
Add 4 cups liquid. Insert probe into
meatiest area of thigh from below end and
parallel to leg. Turn over after 1/2 of time.
Same as above.
Ham/Pork
Roast
4–6
Add 4 cups liquid.
Soup
Stock/Vegetable
7–10
Make sure that vegetables and meat are
covered by liquid. Stir every 3 hours.
Add enough liquid to cover peas at least
2 inches (5 cm). Stir after 3 hours.
Broiler/Fryer
Split Pea
4–6
Comments
5–7
*Total time includes time to bring food to 180°F. (82°C) and hold at that temperature until
done.
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Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Humidity Sensor
What happens when
using the Sensor Features…
The Sensor Features detect the
increasing humidity released during
cooking. The oven automatically adjusts
the cooking time to various types and
amounts of food.
Dry off dishes so they don’t
mislead the sensor.
• Be sure the outside of the cooking
containers and the inside of the
microwave oven are dry before placing
food in the oven. Beads of moisture
turning into steam can mislead the
sensor.
Covered
• The proper containers and covers are
essential for best sensor cooking.
Vented
• Always use microwave-safe containers
and cover them with lids or vented
plastic wrap. Never use tight sealing
plastic containers—they can prevent
steam from escaping and cause food
to overcook.
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Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Popcorn
How to Use the Popcorn Feature
To subtract time:
NOTE: Do not use the metal shelf
when cooking popcorn.
After pressing POPCORN, press 1
immediately after the oven starts for
20 seconds less cooking time.
1.Follow package instructions, using
Cook Time if the package is less than
1.75 ounces (50 g) or larger than
3.5 ounces (99 g). Place the package of
popcorn in the center of the microwave.
Press 1 again to reduce cooking time
another 10 seconds (total 30 seconds
less time).
2.Press POPCORN. The oven starts
immediately.
Beverage
If you open the door while “POPCORN”
is displayed, “SENSOR ERROR” will
appear. Close the door, press
CLEAR/OFF and begin again.
Press BEVERAGE to heat a cup of coffee
or other beverage.
How to Adjust the Popcorn Program to
Provide a Shorter or Longer Cook Time
If you find that the brand of popcorn you
use underpops or overcooks consistently,
you can add or subtract 20–30 seconds to
the automatic popping time.
Drinks heated with the Beverage feature
may be very hot. Remove the container
with care.
To add time:
After pressing POPCORN, press 9
immediately after the oven starts for
an extra 20 seconds.
Press 9 again to add another 10 seconds
(total 30 seconds additional time).
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Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Reheat
How to Use the Reheat Feature
How to Change the Automatic Settings
For reheating single servings of previously
cooked foods or a plate of leftovers.
To reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the feature pad.
NOTE: Do not use the metal shelf
when using the Reheat feature.
To add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the feature pad.
1.Place covered food in the oven. Press
REHEAT. The oven starts immediately.
Some Foods Not Recommended For
Use With Reheat
2.The oven signals when steam is sensed
and the time remaining begins counting
down.
It is best to use Cook Time for these foods:
• Bread products.
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened,
close it and press START immediately.
• Foods that must be reheated uncovered.
• Foods that need to be stirred or rotated.
After removing food from the oven, stir,
if possible, to even out the temperature.
If food is not hot enough, use Cook Time
to reheat for more time. Reheated foods
may have wide variations in temperature.
Some areas may be extremely hot.
• Foods calling for a dry look or crisp
surface after reheating.
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Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Sensor Cooking
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened,
close it and press START immediately.
Vegetable, Potato, Ground Meats
Sensor Cooking gives you easy automatic
results with a variety of foods.
NOTE: If the food is not done enough,
use Cook Time to cook for more time.
NOTE: Do not use the metal shelf
with Sensor Cooking.
How to Change the Automatic Settings
(automatic settings for canned
vegetables cannot be adjusted on
some models)
1.Place covered food in the oven.
Press the food pad. (For vegetables,
press the VEGGIE pad once for fresh
vegetables, twice for frozen vegetables,
or three times for canned vegetables.)
The oven starts immediately.
You can adjust the cooking time for all
foods to suit your personal taste.
Reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the food pad.
2.The oven signals when steam is sensed
and time remaining is counting down.
Turn or stir the food if necessary.
Cooking Guide
Food Type
Amount
Add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the food pad.
Comments
4–16 oz.
(.11-.45 kg)
4–16 oz.
(.11-.45 kg)
4–16 oz.
(.11-.45 kg)
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Baked Potato
1/2–2 lbs.
(.23-.91 kg)
Pierce skin with fork. Place potatoes
on the turntable.
Ground Meats
(Beef, Pork, Turkey)
1/2–3 lbs.
(.23-1.36 kg)
Use round casserole dish. Crumble meat
into dish. Cover with lid or vented plastic
wrap. Drain and stir at signal.
Canned Vegetables
Frozen Vegetables
Fresh Vegetables
Follow package instructions for adding water.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Add 1/4 cup water per serving.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Help
Scroll Speed
The HELP pad displays feature
information and helpful hints. Press
HELP, then select a feature pad.
The scroll speed of the display can be
changed. Press and hold the AM/PM pad
about 3 seconds to bring up the display.
Select 1–5 for slow to fast scroll speed.
Cooking Complete Reminder
Display On/Off
To remind you that you have food in the
oven, the oven will display “FOOD IS
READY” and beep once a minute until
you either open the oven door or press
CLEAR/OFF.
To turn the clock display off, press and
hold 0 for about three seconds.
Clock
To redisplay the clock, repeat.
You must set the clock before using the
microwave.
Start/Pause
Press to enter the time of day or to check
the time of day while microwaving.
1.Press CLOCK.
In addition to starting many functions,
START/PAUSE allows you to stop
cooking without opening the door or
clearing the display.
2.Enter time of day.
3.Select AM or PM.
4.Press START or CLOCK.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Delay Start
Timer On/Off
Delay Start allows you to set the microwave
to delay cooking up to 24 hours.
Timer On/Off operates as a minute timer
and can be used at any time, even when
the oven is operating.
1.Press DELAY START.
1.Press TIMER ON/OFF.
2.Enter the time you want the oven to start.
(Be sure the microwave clock shows the
correct time of day.)
2.Enter time you want to count down.
3.Press TIMER ON/OFF to start.
3.Select AM or PM.
When time is up, the oven will signal.
To turn off the timer signal, press TIMER
ON/OFF.
4.Select any combination of Auto/Time
Defrost or Cook Time I & II.
5.Press START.
NOTE: The timer indicator will be lit
while the timer is operating.
Beeper Volume
The Delay Start time will be displayed plus
“DS.” The oven will automatically start at
the delayed time.
The beeper sound level can be adjusted.
Press BEEPER VOLUME. Choose 0–3 for
mute to loud.
The time of day may be displayed by
pressing CLOCK.
Surface Light
Press SURFACE LIGHT once for bright
light, twice for the night light or three
times to turn the light off.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Reminder
Child Lock-Out
The Reminder feature can be used like an
alarm clock and can be used at any time,
even when the oven is operating. The
Reminder time can be set up to 24 hours
later.
You may lock the control panel to prevent
the microwave from being accidentally
started or used by children.
1.Press REMIND.
To lock or unlock the controls, press
and hold CLEAR/OFF for about three
seconds. When the control panel is
locked, an “L” will be displayed to the
extreme right.
2.Enter the time you want the oven to
remind you. (Be sure the microwave
clock shows the correct time of day.)
3.Select AM or PM.
Turntable
4.Press REMIND. When Reminder signal
occurs, press REMIND to turn it off.
The Reminder time may be displayed
by pressing REMIND.
For best cooking results, leave the
turntable on. It can be turned off for
large dishes. Press TURN TABLE to
turn the turntable on or off.
Sometimes the turntable can become
too hot to touch. Be careful touching the
turntable during and after cooking.
NOTE: The REM indicator will remain lit
to show that the Reminder is set. To clear
the Reminder before it occurs, press
REMIND, then 0. The REM indicator
will no longer be lit.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Exhaust Fan
Auto Night Light
You can set the night light to turn on and
off automatically at any time you want.
The exhaust fan removes steam and other
vapors from surface cooking.
1.Press AUTO NIGHT LIGHT.
Press EXHAUST once for high fan speed,
twice for low fan speed or a third time to
turn the fan off.
2.Enter the time you want the light to turn
on. Select AM or PM.
Automatic Fan
An automatic fan feature protects the
microwave from too much heat rising
from the cooktop below it. It automatically
turns on at low speed if it senses too
much heat.
3.Press AUTO NIGHT LIGHT again and
enter the time you want the light to turn
off. Select AM or PM.
4.Press AUTO NIGHT LIGHT.
If you have turned the fan on you may
find that you cannot turn it off. The fan
will automatically turn off when the
internal parts are cool. It may stay on
for 30 minutes or more after the cooktop
and microwave controls are turned off.
NITE will stay lit to remind you that the
feature is set. You can review the Auto
Night Light settings by pressing AUTO
NIGHT LIGHT.
To erase your settings and turn off the
automatic feature, press AUTO NIGHT
LIGHT, then 0.
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Feature Information
Two Position Shelf
Microwaving with the Shelf
• Make sure the shelf is positioned properly inside the microwave to prevent damage
to the oven from arcing.
• Do not use a microwave browning dish on the shelf. The shelf could overheat.
• Do not use the oven with the shelf on the microwave floor. This could damage
the microwave.
• Use pot holders when handling the shelf—it may be hot.
• Do not use the shelf when cooking popcorn.
• Do not use the shelf with Sensor Cooking or Reheat.
The shelf gives you the option to
reheat more than one dish of food
at the same time.
How to Use the Shelf
When Microwaving
Food microwaves best when placed
on the turntable or on the shelf in the
lower position.
2-level reheating
For best cooking results, remove the shelf
unless you are reheating on two levels.
For best results
Uneven results
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Feature Information
Two Position Shelf
Shelf and Reheating
• To reheat on 2 levels
or
• To reheat 2 dishes on the lower level:
1 Multiply reheat time by 11/2.
Switch places after 1/2 time.
2 Switch places after 1/2 the time.
Switch places after 1/2 time.
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Feature Information
Microwave Terms
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is
caused by:
• the temperature probe staying in the oven but not inserted
in the food.
• the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the
microwave walls.
• metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like
antennas).
• metal such as twist ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
• recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce
cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to
prevent over-browning. When microwaving, you use small strips of
foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on poultry,
which would cook before larger parts.
Standing Time
When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are
allowed to stand to finish cooking or to set. Standing time is
especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved
cake is not placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by
turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.
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Care and Cleaning
Helpful Hints
How to Clean the Inside
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Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and
Plastic Parts on the Door
An occasional thorough wiping with a
solution of baking soda and water keeps
the inside fresh.
Some spatters can be removed with a
paper towel, others may require a damp
cloth. Remove greasy spatters with a
sudsy cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or sharp
utensils on oven walls. Never use a
commercial oven cleaner on any part of
your microwave.
NOTE: Be certain the power is off before
cleaning any part of this oven.
Removable Turntable and
Turntable Support
To prevent breakage, do not place the
turntable into water just after cooking.
Wash it carefully in warm, sudsy water or in
the dishwasher. The turntable and support
can be broken if dropped. Remember, do
not operate the oven without the turntable
and support in place.
Temperature Probe
Clean immediately after using. To clean,
wipe with sudsy cloth, then rub lightly with
plastic scouring ball if necessary. Rinse
and dry. The probe can also be washed in
the dishwasher.
Shelf
Clean with mild soap and water or in the
dishwasher. Do not clean in a self-cleaning
oven.
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Care and Cleaning
How to Clean the Outside
Stainless Steel (on some models)
Do not use cleaners containing
ammonia or alcohol on the
microwave oven. Ammonia or
alcohol can damage the appearance
of the microwave.
Do not use a steel-wool pad; it will scratch
the surface.
To clean stainless steel surfaces, use a hot,
damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable
for stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean,
hot, damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with
a dry, clean cloth.
Case
Clean the outside of the microwave with a
sudsy cloth. Rinse and then dry. Wipe the
window clean with a damp cloth.
If food soil remains, try a general kitchen
cleaner, such as Fantastik®, Simple Green®,
or Formula 409®.
Control Panel and Door
For hard-to-clean soil, use a standard
stainless steel cleaner, such as Bon-Ami®
or Cameo®.
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly.
Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts
of soap and water, abrasives or sharp
objects on the panel—they can damage it.
Some paper towels can also scratch the
control panel.
Apply cleaner with a damp sponge. Use a
clean, hot, damp cloth to remove cleaner.
Dry with a dry, clean cloth. Always scrub
lightly in the direction of the grain.
Door Surface
After cleaning, use a stainless steel polish,
such as Stainless Steel Magic®, Revere
Copper and Stainless Steel Cleaner®, or
Wenol All Purpose Metal Polish®. Follow
the product instructions for cleaning the
stainless steel surface.
It’s important to keep the area clean
where the door seals against the
microwave. Use only mild, non-abrasive
detergents applied with a clean sponge
or soft cloth. Rinse well.
Bottom
Clean off the grease and dust on the
bottom often. Use a solution of warm
water and detergent.
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Care and Cleaning
Cooktop Light/Night Light
Oven Light
Replace the burned-out bulb with a 40watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003),
available from your Frigidaire supplier.
Replace the burned-out bulb with a 40watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003),
available from your Frigidaire supplier.
1.To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect
the power at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the plug.
1.To replace the oven light, first disconnect
the power at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the plug.
2.Remove the screw at the front of the
light cover and lower the cover.
2.Remove the top grille by taking out the
2 screws that hold it in place.
REMOVE SCREWS
3.Next, remove the screw located above
the door near the center of the oven
that secures the light housing.
3.Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are
cool before removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove the bulb by
gently turning.
4.Replace the screw. Connect electrical
power to the oven.
4.Replace the screw. Connect electrical
power to the oven.
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Care and Cleaning
The Exhaust Feature
The Exhaust Fan
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
Removing and Cleaning
the Filter
To remove, slide it to the rear using
the tab. Pull it down and out.
Reusable Grease Filters
(on all models)
The exhaust fan has 2 metal reusable
grease filters.
To clean the grease filter, soak it and
then swish it around in hot water and
detergent. Don’t use ammonia or
ammonia products because they will
darken the metal.
Models that recirculate air back into the
room also use a charcoal filter.
Reusable Grease Filters
Light brushing can be used to remove
embedded dirt.
The metal filters trap grease released by
foods on the cooktop. They also prevent
flames from foods on the cooktop from
damaging the inside of the microwave.
Rinse, shake and let it dry before
replacing.
To replace, slide the filter in the frame
slot on the back of the opening. Pull up
and to the front to lock into place.
For this reason, the filters must ALWAYS
be in place when the hood is used. The
grease filters should be cleaned once a
month, or as needed.
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Care and Cleaning
The Exhaust Feature
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
To Install Charcoal Filter
The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned.
It must be replaced. Order part No.
WB02X9883 from your Frigidaire supplier.
If the model is not vented to the outside,
the air will be recirculated through a
disposable charcoal filter that helps
remove smoke and odors.
To install a new filter, remove plastic and
other outer wrapping from the new filter.
Insert the filter into the top opening of the
oven as shown. It will rest at an angle on
2 side support tabs and in front of the right
rear tab. Replace the grille and 2 screws.
The charcoal filter should be replaced
when it is noticeably dirty or discolored
(usually after 6 to 12 months, depending
on hood usage).
To Remove Charcoal Filter
Remove 2 grille screws to
remove the grille.
To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker
panel or pull the plug.
Remove the top grille by removing the
2 screws that hold it in place. Slide the filter
towards the front of the oven and remove it.
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Troubleshooting
Before You Call For Service…
Troubleshooting Tips
“LOCKED” appears in the
display?
Save time and money! Review this list first and
you may not need to call for service.
The control has been locked. Press and hold
CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock
the control.
“BAD PROBE” appears in the
display?
Oven will not start?
The probe has not been completely inserted
into the wall receptacle. Insert the probe
properly into the wall receptacle.
A fuse in your home may be blown or the
circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
The probe is defective. Replace the probe.
Power surge. Unplug the microwave oven,
then plug it back in.
Floor of the oven is warm,
Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet. Make
sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully
inserted into wall outlet.
even when the oven has not
been used?
The cooktop light is located below the
oven floor. When the light is on, the heat it
produces may make the oven floor get warm.
This is normal.
“PLEASE INSERT PROBE”
appears in the display?
Probe has been forgotten or not inserted
properly. Insert the probe properly into the
wall receptacle.
Food amount is too large
for Sensor Reheat?
Sensor Reheat is for single servings of
recommended foods. Use Cook Time
for large amounts of food.
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Troubleshooting
Before You Call For Service…
“SENSOR ERROR” appears in
the display?
Things That Are Normal
• Steam or vapor escaping from around
the door.
When using a Sensor feature, the door
was opened before steam could be
detected. Do not open door until steam
is sensed and time is shown counting
down on display.
• Light reflection around door or outer
case.
• Dimming oven light and change in the
blower sound at power levels other
than high.
Steam was not detected in maximum
amount of time. Use Cook Time to heat
for more time.
• Dull thumping sound while oven is
operating.
You hear an unusual,
• TV-radio interference might be noticed
while using the microwave. Similar to the
interference caused by other small
appliances, it does not indicate a problem
with the microwave. Plug the microwave
into a different electrical circuit, move the
radio or TV as far away from the microwave
as possible, or check the position and
signal of the TV/radio antenna.
low-tone beep?
You have tried to start the Reminder
without a valid time of day. Start over
and enter a valid time of day.
You have tried to start the Auto Night
Light without a valid time of day entered
for the on-time and off-time. Start over
and enter a valid time of day.
You have tried to turn the turntable on
when the probe is in use. The turntable
will not operate when the probe is in use.
You have tried to change the power level
when it is not allowed. Many of the oven’s
features are preset and cannot be changed.
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Provide a replacement for any magnetron tube which
proves to be defective in workmanship or material.
All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the
exclusions listed below apply.
Second through tenth
years from original
purchase date.
Time periods listed above.
LIMITED 2ND–10TH
YEAR WARRANTY
(Magnetron Tube)
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Costs of the technician’s travel to the home
and any costs for pick up and delivery of the
appliance required because of service.
Cost of shipping the replacement part to the
nearest authorized servicer; and all labor and
service charges.
Cost of shipping the replacement part to the
nearest authorized servicer; and all labor and
service charges.
Costs of service calls that are listed under
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER.*
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
03-U-MW-01
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We
authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty
must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products North America servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI
Canada, Inc.
Repair or replace any part of the microwave oven which
proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.
Two years from original
purchase date.
LIMITED 2ND
YEAR WARRANTY
(Microwave Oven)
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
One year from original
purchase date.
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED
SERVICERS, WE WILL:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
WARRANTY
PERIOD
Your microwave is protected by this warranty
MICROWAVE WARRANTY
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WARRANTY
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Consumer Services
WARRANTY
(Continued)
* NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and
the consumer is responsible for the items listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with
the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions
provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing,
electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage,
replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in
house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal
of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when
it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with
these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE
AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS
WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or
material, or for appliances not in ordinary household use. The consumer shall
pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux
Home Products North America or its authorized servicers; use of parts other
than genuine Electrolux Home Products parts; obtained from persons other
than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate
power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered
and cannot be readily determined.
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Consumer Services
IF YOU NEED SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip or some other appropriate payment
record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty period should
service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to
obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty gives you specific
legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux
Home Products:
This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico
and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or
illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are
made by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of
White Consolidated Industries, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is
warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.
USA
800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
164D3370P138
49-40143-1
Canada
866•213•9397 (English)
866•294•9911 (French)
Electrolux Home Products
North America
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5R 4C2
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