Amana AMC7159TAB0 Use & care guide

MICROWAVE OVEN
WITH CONVECTION
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
Model AMC7159TA
W10134751
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY........................................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................5
Unpacking ....................................................................................5
Location Requirements................................................................5
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................6
Turntable ......................................................................................6
Convection Rack and Drip Pan....................................................6
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL....................................................7
Display..........................................................................................7
Start/Enter ....................................................................................7
Jet Start Feature...........................................................................7
Off/Cancel ....................................................................................7
Control Lock.................................................................................7
Clock ............................................................................................8
Timer.............................................................................................8
Tones............................................................................................8
Options .........................................................................................8
MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............................................................9
Food Characteristics....................................................................9
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................9
Cookware and Dinnerware ........................................................10
Aluminum Foil and Metal ...........................................................10
Microwave Cooking Power........................................................10
Manual Microwave Cooking ......................................................11
Cooking in Stages ......................................................................11
Sensor Cooking..........................................................................11
Sensor Cook...............................................................................11
Sensor Reheat............................................................................12
Sensor Popcorn .........................................................................12
Convection Cooking...................................................................12
Manual Convection Cooking......................................................12
Raising (Proofing) Bread ............................................................13
Auto Convection Cooking..........................................................13
Auto Convection Cooking with Preheat ....................................14
Meat, Poultry, and Fish ..............................................................14
Combination Cooking ................................................................15
Defrosting ...................................................................................16
Warm Hold .................................................................................16
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE..........................................................17
General Cleaning........................................................................17
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................18
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................19
Replacement Parts.....................................................................19
Built-in Kits .................................................................................19
WARRANTY ..................................................................................20
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MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
WARNING
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric
shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
■ Read all instructions before using the microwave oven.
■ Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found in this section.
■ The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found in this section and in the
provided Installation Instructions.
■ Install or locate the microwave oven only in
accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
■ Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and
sealed containers – for example, closed glass jars –
are able to explode and should not be heated in the
microwave oven.
■ Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type
of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
■ As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
■ Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or
if it has been damaged or dropped.
■ The microwave oven should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Call an authorized service
company for examination, repair, or adjustment.
■ See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Microwave Oven Care” section.
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To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
– Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the microwave oven
when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
– Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before
placing bags in oven.
– If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door closed, turn
oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at
the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
– Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when
not in use.
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated
beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the
microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN
THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER
UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
– Do not overheat the liquid.
– Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
– Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
– After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave
oven for a short time before removing the container.
– Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into
the container.
Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not be
inserted in the microwave oven as they may create a fire or risk
of electric shock.
Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can burn off the
pad and touch electrical parts involving a risk of electric shock.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath the
microwave oven.
Do not mount microwave oven over or near any portion of a
heating or cooking appliance.
Do not use paper products when appliance is operated in the
“PAN BROWN” mode (on models with this feature).
Do not store any materials, other than manufacturer’s
recommended accessories, in this microwave oven when not
in use.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven
when the microwave oven is in operation.
Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
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Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not use
the microwave oven near water - for example, near a
kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, or similar locations.
Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
Do not mount over a sink.
Do not cover racks or any other part of the microwave
oven with metal foil. This will cause overheating of the
microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) 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.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and
the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces.
(c) 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:
(1) Door (bent),
(2) Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
(3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone
except properly qualified service personnel.
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Unpacking
Electrical Requirements
1. Empty the microwave oven of any packing materials.
2. Clean the inside with a soft, damp cloth.
3. Check for damage, such as:
■ a door that is not lined up correctly
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damage around the door, or
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dents on the interior or exterior of the microwave oven.
WARNING
If there is any damage, do not operate the microwave oven
until a designated service technician has checked it and
made any needed repairs.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Location Requirements
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
WARNING
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Fire Hazard
Do not install oven next to or over a heat source
without a UL listed (CSA approved in Canada)
trim kit.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Required:
■ A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15- or 20-amp electrical supply
with a fuse or circuit breaker.
Recommended:
■ A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
■ A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
Doing so can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
microwave oven.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
IMPORTANT: The control side of the microwave oven is the
heavy side. Handle the microwave oven gently. The weight of the
microwave oven is 43 lbs (19.5 kg).
■ Place the microwave oven on a cart, counter, table or shelf
that is strong enough to hold the microwave oven and the
food and utensils you place inside it.
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The microwave oven should be at a temperature above 50°F
(10°C) for proper operation.
NOTE: Some models can be built into a wall or cabinet by using
one of the trim kits listed in the “Assistance or Service” section.
■ Do not block the exhaust vents or air intake openings. Allow
a few inches of space at the back and side of the microwave
oven where the exhaust vents are located. Blocking the
exhaust vents could cause damage to the microwave oven,
as well as poor cooking results.
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GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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For all cord connected appliances:
The microwave oven 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. The microwave oven is equipped with a cord
having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed
and grounded.
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can
result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are
not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether
the microwave oven is properly grounded.
Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is
too short, have a qualified electrician or serviceman install
an outlet near the microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure
proper airflow. If vents are blocked, a sensitive thermal
device may automatically turn the microwave oven off. The
microwave oven should work properly once it has cooled.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
A
B
C
Convection Rack and Drip Pan
The convection rack is designed for convection or combination
cooking. It allows hot air to circulate freely in the microwave oven
cavity, surrounding food, and cooking the food quickly. Place the
drip pan under the rack to catch drippings.
D
E F
G
A. Door lock system
B. Light (not shown)
C. Control panel
D. Metal shielded window
E. Cooking guide label
A
H I
F. Drip pan
G. Glass turntable
H. Convection rack
I. Model and serial number plate
Turntable
A
B
NOTES:
■ The convection rack and drip pan will become very hot.
Use oven mitts to remove the hot rack and pan from the
microwave oven. To avoid damage, do not place drip pan
on heat-sensitive surfaces.
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow the
convection rack to touch the inside cavity walls, ceiling or
floor.
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not let
bakeware on convection rack touch the top or sides of the
microwave oven.
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To avoid damage to the convection rack and drip pan, do
not use either of them in any other microwave oven or in a
standard thermal oven.
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When not using the convection rack and drip pan for cooking,
remove them from the microwave oven. Damage to the
microwave oven could result if someone unintentionally
turns it on.
C
D
A. Turntable
B. Hub
C. Support
D. Shaft
The turntable rotates in both directions to help cook food more
evenly. Do not operate the microwave oven without having the
turntable in place. See “Assistance or Service” to reorder any of
the parts.
To Install:
1. Place the support on the microwave oven cavity bottom.
2. Place the turntable on the support.
Fit the raised, curved lines in the center of the turntable
bottom between the three spokes of the hub. The rollers on
the support should fit inside the turntable bottom ridge.
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B
A. Convection Rack
B. Drip Pan
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL
Display
When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, a “:” will
blink in the display. Touch OFF/CANCEL to stop the blinking.
If the “:” blinks in the display at any other time, a power failure
has occurred. Touch OFF/CANCEL and reset the clock if needed.
If “RETRY” blinks in the display for 1 second, an invalid value has
been entered. Retry your entry.
When the microwave oven is in use, the display shows cooking
power, quantities, weights and/or prompts. When the microwave
oven is not in use, the display shows the time of day.
Scroll speed may be adjusted, and the language may be
changed. See “Options” section.
Start/Enter
The START/ENTER control will start any function.
If non-sensor cooking is interrupted, touching START/ENTER will
resume the preset cycle. A sensor cooking cycle may not be
resumed if interrupted by opening the door.
The START/ENTER control shares function with the JET START
control.
Jet Start Feature
The JET START control (START/ENTER pad) automatically starts
the microwave oven at 100% power for 30 seconds, and adds
30 seconds of cook time, up to 3 minutes, then 1 minute of cook
time, up to 10 minutes with each additional touch of the control.
Time may be added in 30-second increments to any cooking
cycle, at the current power level, by touching the JET START
control during cooking.
Off/Cancel
The OFF/CANCEL pad clears any incorrect command and
cancels any program during cooking. It will not erase the time of
day.
The microwave oven will also turn off when the door is opened.
Close the door and touch START/ENTER to resume the cycle. A
sensor cooking cycle may not be resumed if interrupted by
opening the door.
The OFF/CANCEL control shares function with the Control Lock.
Control Lock
The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to avoid
unintended use of the microwave oven.
To Lock/Unlock Control: Before locking, make sure the
microwave oven and Timer are off. Touch and hold OFF/CANCEL
for 4 seconds until 1 tone sounds and “LOCKED” appears in the
display. Repeat to unlock. “UNLOCK” will appear in the display
and 2 tones will sound.
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Clock
Tones
This is a 12- or 24-hour clock.
Tones are audible signals, indicating the following:
To Set:
One tone
The microwave oven and Timer must be off.
1. Touch CLOCK SET.
2. Touch HOUR or MIN pads to set correct time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK SET.
Use OPTIONS control to turn on or turn off the clock, and to set
to 12 or 24 hours. See “Options” section.
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Timer
The Timer can be set in hours and minutes, up to 12 hours,
59 minutes, and counts down the set time.
NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven.
When the Timer is in use, the microwave oven can also operate.
To see the time count down for 5 seconds when the microwave
oven is in use, touch TIMER SET/OFF.
Valid pad touch (short tone)
Three tones
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End of cooking cycle
Five tones
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End of Timer function
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During auto Defrost cycle, reminder to check, turn, rearrange
or separate food
Use OPTIONS control to set the tone volume, or to turn tones off.
See “Options” section.
Options
Functions can be selected, and displays can be changed by
touching OPTIONS.
To Set:
Function
Option
1. Touch TIMER SET/OFF.
If no action is taken after 1 minute, the display will return to
the time of day mode.
Sound volume
Change to low, medium, high or off.
Weight
Change to standard (lbs) or metric (kgs).
Language
Change to English, French or Spanish.
Scroll Speed
Change to slow, medium or fast.
Clock
Change to 12 or 24 hours, or turn on/off.
2. Touch the HOUR or MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to set
the length of time. (The SEC pad is not available.)
3. Touch START/ENTER, or allow the Timer to start
automatically after a brief delay.
When the set time ends, “TIMER END” will appear on the
display and the end-of-Timer tones will sound.
4. Touch TIMER SET/OFF anytime to cancel the Timer.
Touching the OFF/CANCEL pad while a cook function is
active in the display will cancel the cook function, not the
Timer.
1. Touch OPTIONS.
Scroll through the functions categories until the desired
function is displayed.
2. Touch START/ENTER.
3. Touch OPTIONS.
Scroll through the settings until the desired setting is
displayed.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
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MICROWAVE OVEN USE
A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves which
reflect off the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the
turntable and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are
attracted to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in
the food, causing them to move, producing friction and heat
which cooks the food.
The following guidelines may not apply to convection or
combination cooking, because the magnetron is not used during
convection cooking. Please see sections “Convection Cooking”
and “Combination Cooking” for non-microwave cooking
guidelines.
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not lean on or
allow children to swing on the microwave oven door.
Starting Temperature
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not operate
microwave oven when it is empty.
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Baby bottles and baby food jars should not be heated in
microwave oven.
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Clothes, flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, gourds, paper, including
brown paper bags and newspaper, should not be dried in
microwave oven.
Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and
reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If a lid is
not available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved
for microwave ovens may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned
back at one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
Condensation on the door and cavity surfaces is normal during
heavy cooking.
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Do not use the microwave oven for canning, sterilizing or
deep frying.
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Paraffin wax will not melt in the microwave oven because it
does not absorb microwaves.
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Use oven mitts or pot holders when removing containers from
microwave oven.
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Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended
cook time, potatoes should be slightly firm. Let potatoes
stand for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing.
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Do not cook or reheat whole eggs inside the shell. Steam
buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst, requiring
significant cleanup of microwave oven cavity. Cover poached
eggs and allow a standing time.
Food Characteristics
When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
results.
Amount of Food
The more food heated at once, the longer the cook time needed.
Check for doneness and add small increments of time if
necessary.
Room temperature foods will heat faster than refrigerated foods,
and refrigerated foods will heat faster than frozen foods.
Composition and Density
Foods high in fat and sugar will reach a higher temperature, and
will heat faster than other foods. Heavy, dense foods, such as
meat and potatoes, require a longer cook time than the same size
of a light, porous food, such as cake.
Cooking Guidelines
Covering
Stirring and Turning
Stirring and turning redistribute heat evenly to avoid overcooking
the outer edges of food. Stir from outside to center. If possible,
turn food over from bottom to top.
Arranging
If heating irregularly shaped or different sized foods, arrange the
thinner parts and smaller sized items toward the center. If
cooking several items of the same size and shape, place them in
a ring pattern, leaving the center of the ring empty.
Piercing
Before heating, use a fork or small knife to pierce or prick foods
that have a skin or membrane, such as potatoes, egg yolks,
chicken livers, hot dogs and sausage. Prick in several places to
allow steam to vent.
Shielding
Use small, flat pieces of aluminum foil to shield the thin pieces of
irregularly shaped foods, bones and foods such as chicken
wings, leg tips and fish tail. See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” first.
Standing Time
Food will continue to cook by the natural conduction of heat even
after the microwave cooking cycle ends. The length of standing
time depends on the volume and density of the food.
Size and Shape
Smaller pieces of food will cook more quickly than larger pieces,
and uniformly shaped foods cook more evenly than irregularly
shaped food.
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Cookware and Dinnerware
Cookware and dinnerware must fit on the turntable. Always use
oven mitts or pot holders when handling because any dish may
become hot from heat transferred from the food. Do not use
cookware and dinnerware with gold or silver trim. Use the
following chart as a guide, then test before using.
MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Aluminum Foil,
Metal
See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” section.
Browning Dish
Bottom must be at least 3/16" (5 mm)
above the turntable. Follow manufacturer’s
recommendations.
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Always use the turntable.
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
contact with another metal object during microwave cooking.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, nonapproved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners such
as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or silver
trim or a metallic glaze should not be used during microwave
cooking. (Metal cookware and bakeware may be used in
convection cooking only.)
Microwave Cooking Power
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
Ceramic Glass,
Glass
Acceptable for use.
China,
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Melamine
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
PERCENT/NAME
NUMBER
USE
Paper: Towels,
Dinnerware,
Napkins
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
100%, High
(default setting)
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Plastic: Wraps,
Bags, Covers,
Dinnerware,
Containers
Use those approved by the manufacturer
for microwave oven use.
Quick heating convenience
foods and foods with high
water content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
90%
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Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Cooking small, tender pieces
of meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
Silicone
Bakeware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
80%
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Straw, Wicker,
Wooden
Containers
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
Heating rice, pasta or stirrable
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods,
such as whole fish and meat
loaf, that need a cook power
lower than high.
70%,
Medium-High
7
Reheating a single serving of
food.
60%
6
Cooking sensitive foods such
as cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
50%, Medium
5
Cooking ham, whole poultry
and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%, MediumLow, Defrost
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with 1 cup
(250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
Aluminum Foil and Metal
Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur
and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some
models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
thermometers may be used with the following guidelines:
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls,
ceiling or floor.
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Manual Microwave Cooking
To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch MICRO pad.
3. Touch the MIN or SEC “up” or “down” arrow pads to set a
length of time to cook.
Touch TEMP/POWER “up” or “down” arrow pads to set a
cooking power other than 100%.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
At the end of cooking time, “END” will appear in the display
and the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Cooking in Stages
The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 3 stages, plus a Defrost
cycle. Cook settings can be used in any order, except Defrost,
which must be the first stage.
Sensor cooking cannot be done in stages.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch MIN or SEC “up” or “down” arrow pads to set cooking
time for first stage.
3. Touch TEMP/POWER “up” or “down” arrow pads to set cook
power for 1st stage.
4. Touch MICRO pad.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the cooking time and cook power
for each additional stage.
6. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
7. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Sensor Cooking
A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food as it heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly.
Many sensor cycles require the covering of foods. Microwavesafe containers or steamers with loose-fitting lids are
recommended. The loose-fitting lid allows enough steam to
escape to be detected by the sensor. When covering foods with
plastic wrap, be sure to leave a large enough vent opening to
allow the steam to escape.
NOTES:
■ The microwave oven should be plugged in for at least
3 minutes.
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The microwave oven cavity and the exterior of the cooking
container should be dry.
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The room temperature should not exceed 95°F (35°C).
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If the door is opened during a sensor cycle, sensing will stop
and the program will be canceled.
Sensor Cook
A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food and automatically sets a cooking time based on the
selected pad.
Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Baked
Potato
1-4 medium, 10-13 oz (283-369 g) each/
Pierce each one several times with a fork. Place
on turntable around edges, at least 1" (2.5 cm)
apart. Let stand 5 minutes after cooking.
Frozen
Vegetables
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Remove from package. Place in microwave-safe
container. Cover with plastic wrap and vent. Stir
and let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
Fresh
Vegetables
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwave-safe container and add
2-4 tbs (30-60 mL) water. Cover with plastic wrap
and vent. Stir and let stand 2-3 minutes after
cooking.
Frozen
Entrée
10-20 oz (283-567 g)/
Remove from package. Loosen cover on three
sides. If entrée is not in microwave-safe
container, place on plate, cover with plastic wrap
and vent.
Rice
0.5-2 cups (125-500 mL) dry rice (Use medium or
long grain rice.)/
Follow measurements on package for ingredient
amounts. Place rice and liquid in microwave-safe
dish. Cover with loose-fitting lid. Let stand
5 minutes after cooking, or until liquid is
absorbed. Stir.
NOTE: When covering foods, make sure the vent opening is large
enough for moisture to escape. This will allow the sensor to
accurately determine cooking time.
To Use SENSOR COOK:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch SENSOR COOK until the desired food type is
displayed.
The microwave oven will automatically turn on after a brief
delay.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
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Sensor Reheat
Convection Cooking
The sensor in the microwave oven determines the reheating time
based on the selection. Use the following chart as a guide.
Convection cooking circulates hot air through the microwave
oven cavity with a fan. The constantly moving air surrounds the
food to heat the outer portion quickly. The oven uses convection
cooking whenever the Auto Convection, Manual Convection, or
Combination cooking programs are used.
■ The microwave oven cavity and door will become hot during
the convection cycle. The use of oven mitts is recommended.
FOOD
SERVING SIZE/INSTRUCTIONS
Dinner Plate
(refrigerated)
8-16 oz (227-454 g)
Place food on microwave-safe plate, cover
with plastic wrap and vent.
Soup
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwave-safe container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after reheating.
Sauce
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwave-safe container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after reheating.
Casserole
(refrigerated)
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)
Place in microwave-safe container, cover
with plastic wrap and vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes after reheating.
■
Use the provided convection rack.
■
Do not cover turntable or convection rack with aluminum foil,
as it interferes with the circulation of hot air.
■
Do not use light plastic containers, plastic wrap or paper
products. All heat-proof cookware or metal utensils can be
used in convection cooking. (Round pizza pans are excellent
cooking utensils for many convection-only items.) Metal
utensils cannot be used in microwave or combination
cooking.
■
Use convection cooking for items such as soufflés, breads,
cookies, angel food cakes, pizza, and most meats and fish.
■
No special techniques are needed to adapt standard oven
recipes to convection cooking, although some temperatures
might need to be reduced, and some cooking times might
need to be shortened.
■
This microwave oven may be preheated in the same way that
a standard oven is preheated. (Most recipes for baked goods
call for preheating.)
NOTE: When covering foods, make sure the vent opening is large
enough for moisture to escape. This will allow the sensor to
accurately determine reheating time.
To Use Sensor Reheat:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch SENSOR REHEAT until desired food type is displayed.
The Sensor Reheat function will start automatically after a
brief delay.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Sensor Popcorn
The sensor in the microwave oven determines the appropriate
popping time of commercially packaged microwavable popcorn.
This function is programmed to detect popping times for 3.5-oz
(99 g), 3.0-oz (85 g) and 1.75-oz (50 g) bags.
NOTE: During Sensor Popcorn function, as will all microwave
cooking functions, the microwave oven should be attended at all
times. Listen for popping to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds,
then stop the cycle.
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not use regular
paper bags or glassware.
■
Pop only 1 package of popcorn at a time.
■
Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using a microwave
popcorn popper.
■
For best cooking results, do not try to pop unpopped kernels.
■
Use fresh bags of popcorn for optimal results.
■
Cooking results may vary by brand and fat content. For bag
sizes not listed in this section, follow package directions.
To Use Sensor Popcorn:
1. Place popcorn bag on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch SENSOR POPCORN.
The microwave oven will start automatically after a brief
delay.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
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Manual Convection Cooking
To preheat the microwave oven for convection cooking, follow
steps 1 through 3 below.
To convection cook without preheating, skip step 3 below.
To Manual Convect Cook:
1. Touch CONVECT.
2. Touch TEMP/POWER “up” or “down” arrow pads to set a
temperature other than the default 350ºF (177ºC). See
“Preheat Temperature Chart.”
The temperature can be set at 100ºF (38ºC) for bread
proofing, or between 225º and 450ºF (107º and 232ºC), for
cooking. Each touch adjusts the setting by 5ºF (3ºC).
3. Touch START/ENTER to preheat microwave oven.
Two tones will sound when preheat temperature has been
reached.
4. Place food in ovenproof cookware on the convection rack
and close the door.
5. Touch HOUR or MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to set
cooking time.
6. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
7. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
PREHEAT TEMPERATURE CHART
Refer to recipe for recommended temperature settings. It is not
necessary to preheat microwave oven unless recipe calls for it.
FOOD
TEMP
Cookies
325ºF (163ºC)
Breads, Brownies
350ºF (177ºC)
Refrigerated Biscuits, Fresh Pies
375ºF (191ºC)
Fresh Pizza, Frozen Pies
400ºF (204ºC)
Muffins, Fresh Fish Fillets
425ºF (218ºC)
Fresh Biscuits
450ºF (232ºC)
Raising (Proofing) Bread
This microwave oven can be used to proof bread.
First Proofing:
Place dough in a lightly greased ovenproof bowl and loosely
cover with shortening-coated wax paper.
1. Place ovenproof container filled with 2 cups (500 mL) boiling
water in microwave oven. Place bowl of dough on
Convection Rack and close door.
2. Touch CONVECT.
3. Touch TEMP/POWER “down” arrow pad until 100ºF (38ºC) is
reached.
4. Touch MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to set desired proofing
time.
5. Touch START/ENTER.
Check dough after 20 to 25 minutes. Let dough rise until
nearly doubled in size. Proofing time may vary depending on
the type and quantity of dough.
6. When proofing is done, remove bowl of bread dough and
water container.
Auto Convection Cooking
Auto Convection allows for the cooking of a wide selection of
foods by touching one of the Auto Convection pads: Meat,
Poultry, Fish, Baked Goods, Snack Foods, and Other Foods.
When Auto Convection cooking Baked Goods, Snack Foods,
Other Foods, and specific frozen foods, select the food category
and touch START/ENTER. See “Auto Convection Chart” for
specific foods and their categories.
Auto Convection settings for Meats, Poultry, and Fish prompt for
the weight or thickness to be entered.
Select the doneness settings for Meats (Rare, Med-Rare,
Medium, Med-Well, Well) by touching the
TEMP/POWER/DONENESS pads. If no doneness selection is
made, the microwave oven will cook to Medium. (See “Meat
Chart.”)
The cooking time and temperature of the Auto Convection
settings may be changed during cooking by touching HOUR,
MIN, and TEMP/POWER pads, then touching START/ENTER.
AUTO CONVECTION CHART
Baked Goods
Snack Foods
Other Foods
Cookies
French FriesFrozen
Pizza-Frozen*
Brownies
Chicken Nuggets
Pizza-Fresh
Muffins
Pizza Rolls
Lasagna
Biscuits-fresh
Cheese Sticks
Pasta Casserole
Biscuitsrefrigerated
Chicken wingsFrozen
Vegetable
Casserole
Yeast Bread
Garlic BreadFrozen
Potato Casserole
Quick Bread
Pot Pie-Frozen
Pie-Fresh
Second Proofing:
Shape dough and place in ovenproof pan(s). Cover loosely with
plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray. Place microwave-safe
container filled with 2 cups (500 mL) boiling water in microwave
oven. Place bread pan(s) on Convection Rack and close door.
Follow steps 2 through 5 outlined in “First Proofing.” When
proofing is done, remove the bread dough and water container.
Reset microwave oven to preheat for baking bread. Before
baking, remove plastic wrap from bread dough.
Pie-Frozen
*Cooks with convection and microwaves. Use microwave-safe,
ovenproof cookware.
To Auto Convection Cook:
1. Place food in ovenproof cookware on the convection rack
and close the door.
For Frozen Pizza, use cookware that is both ovenproof and
microwave-safe, or place pizza directly on the convection
rack.
2. Touch appropriate Auto Convection pads until desired food
item is displayed.
3. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
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Auto Convection Cooking with Preheat
Some Auto Convection settings will prompt to preheat the
microwave oven before the food is placed inside. See “Auto
Convection Preheating Chart.”
To Auto Convection Cook with Preheat:
1. Touch Auto Convection pads until desired food item is
displayed.
2. Touch START/ENTER.
“PREHEAT” is displayed.
When preheat temperature is reached, two tones will sound
and “PLACE FOOD ON RACK” will appear in the display.
3. Place food in ovenproof cookware on the convection rack
and close the door.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
AUTO CONVECTION PREHEATING CHART
Category
Food
Preheating Temp.
Poultry
ChickenFrozen/Breaded
375ºF (191ºC)
Fish
Fillet-Fresh
FilletFrozen/Breaded
Fish SticksFrozen/Breaded
425ºF (218ºC)
400ºF (204ºC)
Cookies
Brownies
Muffins
Yeast Bread
Quick Bread
Pie-Fresh
Pie-Frozen
Biscuits-Fresh
BiscuitsRefrigerated
325ºF (163ºC)
350ºF (177ºC)
425ºF (218ºC)
350ºF (177ºC)
350ºF (177ºC)
375ºF (191ºC)
400ºF (204ºC)
450ºF (232ºC)
375ºF (191ºC)
Snack Foods
Garlic BreadFrozen
350ºF (177ºC)
Other Foods
Pizza-Fresh
Pot Pie-Frozen
400ºF (204ºC)
400ºF (204ºC)
Baked Goods
400ºF (204ºC)
Meat, Poultry, and Fish
To Auto Convection Cook Meat:
1. Place microwave-safe, ovenproof cookware containing meat
on the convection rack, place the rack on the drip pan, and
place it on the turntable, then close the door.
2. Touch MEAT pad until desired food item is displayed. See
“Meat Chart.”
3. Select portion amount:
Touch HOUR/1LB or MIN/0.1LB pads to enter weight for Beef
Roast, Meat Loaf, Pork Roast, or Ham
Touch SEC/THICKNESS pads to enter thickness for Steaks,
Hamburgers, or Pork Chops.
4. Touch TEMP/POWER/DONENESS pad to select desired
doneness.
5. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
6. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
To Auto Convection Cook Poultry or Fish:
1. Place microwave-safe, ovenproof cookware containing
poultry or fish on the convection rack, place the rack on the
drip pan, and place it on the turntable, then close the door.
2. Touch POULTRY or FISH pad until the desired food item is
displayed. See “Poultry Chart” and “Fish Chart.”
3. Touch HOUR/1LB or MIN/0.1LB pads to enter weight for
Chicken, Turkey, Fish Fillet/Steak.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
MEAT CHART
Meat
Portion Amounts
Doneness Choices
Beef Roast*
2-5 lbs (0.9-2.3 kg)
Rare, Med-Rare,
Medium, Med-Well, Well
Beef Steaks
¹⁄₂-1¹⁄₂" (13-38 mm)
Rare, Med-Rare,
Medium, Med-Well, Well
Hamburgers
¹⁄₂-1" (13-25 mm)
N/A
Meat Loaf
1-2 lbs (0.4-0.9 kg)
N/A
Pork Roast*
2-5 lbs (0.9-2.3 kg)
Medium, Med-Well, Well
Pork Chops
¹⁄₂-1" (13-25 mm)
Medium, Med-Well, Well
HamBoneless*
2-5 lbs (0.9-2.3 kg)
Medium, Med-Well, Well
Ham- Bonein*
2-5 lbs (0.9-2.3 kg)
Medium, Med-Well, Well
*After cooking, cover with foil, and let stand for 10 minutes, until
desired doneness is reached.
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POULTRY CHART
Poultry
Portion Amounts
Chicken-Frozen/Breaded
N/A
Chicken-Boneless
0.5-2 lbs (0.2-0.9 kg)
Chicken-Bone-in
0.5-3.5 lbs (0.2-1.6 kg)
Chicken-Whole*
2-6 lbs (0.9-2.7 kg)
Turkey Breast-Boneless*
2-4 lbs (0.9-1.8 kg)
Turkey Breast-Bone-in*
3-6 lbs (1.4-2.7 kg)
*After cooking, cover with foil, and let stand for 10 minutes, until
desired doneness is reached.
FISH CHART
Combination Cooking
Combination microwave-convection cooking shortens the
cooking time for foods that normally require long periods of time
to cook. It alternates between convection heat and microwave
energy. Combination cooking also leaves meats juicy on the
inside, and crispy on the outside.
The microwave oven has a setting that makes it easy to cook
with both convection heat and microwave energy automatically.
■ The microwave oven cavity and door will become hot during
the combination cycle. The use of oven mitts is
recommended.
■
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not use metal
cookware or utensils during combination cooking.
■
Meats may be roasted directly on the convection rack. Use
Drip Pan to catch the drippings.
■
Less tender cuts of beef can be roasted and tenderized using
oven cooking bags.
■
Check for doneness after cooking time has ended. If not
completely done, let stand in microwave oven for a few
minutes to complete cooking.
Fish
Portion Amounts
Fish Fillet-Fresh
0.3-1.5 lbs (0.1-0.7 kg)
Fish Steak-Fresh
0.5-2 lbs (0.2-0.9 kg)
Fish Fillet-Frozen
N/A
Fish Fillet-Frozen/Breaded
N/A
To Combination Cook:
Fish Sticks-Frozen/Breaded
N/A
1. Place food in microwave-safe, ovenproof cookware on the
convection rack and close door.
2. Touch COMBI.
3. Touch TEMP/POWER “up” or “down” arrow pads to set
cooking temperature other than the default temperature of
325ºF.
The microwave power level is set at 40%, and cannot be
adjusted.
4. Touch HOUR or MIN “up” or “down” arrow pads to set
cooking time. (The SEC pad is unavailable during this
function.)
5. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
6. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
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Defrosting
The automatic Defrost control can be used, or the microwave
oven can be manually set to defrost.
■ Unwrap foods and remove lids (from fruit juice) before
defrosting.
■
Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
■
Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of cycle for more even defrosting.
■
Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See “Aluminum Foil
and Metal” first.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
During the defrosting cycle set for more than 1 minute (for
meat, poultry, and fish), 5 tones will sound. These tones
indicate that it is time to check, turn, separate, or rearrange
food. Touch START/ENTER to resume defrosting cycle.
At the end of the defrosting time, “END” will appear in the
display and the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
To Defrost Manually: Remove all packaging and/or wrapping
from food, then follow directions in “Manual Microwave Cooking”
section, and use 30% cooking power. See “Microwave Cooking
Power” chart.
Warm Hold
Defrost has 6 categories: Meat, Poultry, Fish, Bagel, Muffin, and
Butter. It should not be used for food left outside the freezer more
than 20 minutes or for frozen ready-made food. Use the following
chart as a guide.
WARNING
MEAT
Beef: ground, steaks, roast,
stew
Lamb: stew and chops
Pork: chops, ribs, roasts,
sausage
Food Poisoning Hazard
The narrow or fatty areas of
irregular shaped cuts should
be shielded with foil before
defrosting.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g)
patties.
Place all meats in microwavesafe baking dish.
POULTRY
Chicken: whole and cut up
Cornish hens
Place in microwave-safe
baking dish, chicken breast
side up.
Turkey: breast
FISH
Fillets, Steaks, Whole Shellfish
Place in microwave-safe
baking dish.
BAGEL OR MUFFIN
Place on paper towel or
napkin.
BUTTER
Place on microwave-safe dish.
To use DEFROST:
1. Remove all packaging and/or wrapping from food, place it on
the turntable, and close the door.
1. Touch DEFROST repeatedly until the desired food type is
displayed.
2. Touch START/ENTER.
3. Touch the HOUR/1LB or MIN/0.1LB pad for weight when
defrosting meat, poultry, or fish. Touch HOUR/1LB pad for
quantity when defrosting bagels, muffins, or butter.
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Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. The
Warm Hold function uses 10% cook power. Warm Hold can be
used by itself, or it can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle.
■ Cover plates of food.
■
Cover foods that were covered while being cooked.
■
For best results, do not cover baked goods such as pastries,
pies, turnovers, etc.
To Use:
1. Place hot cooked food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch WARM HOLD.
“WARM HOLD” scrolls on the display, then “START” appears
and begins flashing.
3. Touch START/ENTER.
“START” will disappear from the display, and “WARM” will
appear.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
To Set at end of cycle: Touch WARM HOLD while setting a
cooking cycle before touching START/ENTER, or during cooking.
The Warm Hold cycle will start immediately after the cooking
cycle ends and the end-of-cycle tones sound.
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested unless otherwise noted.
MICROWAVE OVEN CAVITY
To avoid damage to the microwave oven cavity, do not use soapfilled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty
washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
To avoid damage to stainless steel models, rub in direction of
grain.
The area where the microwave oven door and frame touch when
closed should be kept clean.
Average soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Heavy soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 2 to 5 minutes in microwave
oven. Steam will soften soil. Rinse with clean water and dry
with soft, lint-free cloth.
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
CONTROL PANEL
■
Dampen sponge with water and wipe panel. Dry with soft
cloth.
■
To avoid damage to the control panel, do not use chemical or
abrasive cleansers.
CONVECTION RACK
Dishwasher cleaning is not recommended. To avoid damage to
the convection rack, do not use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers.
■ Mild soap, water and washcloth
DRIP PAN
To avoid damage to the drip pan, do not use abrasive cleansers
or scrubbers.
■ Mild cleanser, water and washcloth
■
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water with 1 tbs (15 mL) of either
lemon juice or vinegar for 2 to 5 minutes in microwave oven.
Microwave Inlet Cover
To avoid arcing and microwave oven damage, the microwave
inlet cover (see “Parts and Features”) should be kept clean.
■ Wipe with wet cloth.
Sponge or soft cloth and water:
Dishwasher
TURNTABLE
Replace turntable immediately after cleaning. Do not operate the
microwave oven without the turntable in place.
■ Mild cleanser and scouring pad
■
Dishwasher
MICROWAVE OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR
The area where the microwave oven door and frame touch when
closed should be kept clean.
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Apply glass cleaner to towel, not directly to surface.
Stainless Steel (on some models)
To avoid damage to microwave oven door and exterior, do not
use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool
pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Rub in direction of
grain.
■ Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish (not included):
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
■
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Vinegar for hard water spots
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
■
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Display shows messages
■
Microwave oven will not operate
■
Is the magnetron working properly?
Try to heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at
100% cooking power. If water does not heat, try the steps
below. If microwave oven still does not operate, call for
service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
■
Is the door completely closed?
Firmly close door.
■
Is a packaging spacer (on some models) attached to the
inside of the door?
Remove packaging spacer, then firmly close door.
Is the display showing “:”?
There has been a power failure or the Clock time has been
turned off. See “Display” section to clear display. See “Clock”
section to reset or turn on Clock.
Display shows time countdown, but the microwave oven
is not operating
■
Is the Timer in use?
See “Timer” section.
Tones are not sounding
■
Are tones turned off?
See “Tones” section.
Cooking times seem too long
■
Is the electronic microwave oven control set correctly?
See “Microwave Oven Control” section.
■
Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Cooking Power” section.
■
On some models, is the Control Lock set?
See “Control Lock” section.
■
Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
■
Is the incoming voltage less than that specified in
“Microwave Oven Safety?”
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
Microwave oven makes humming noise
■
This is normal and occurs when the power supply in the
magnetron cycles on.
Interference with radio, TV, cordless phone, etc.
Microwave oven door looks wavy
■
This is normal and will not affect performance.
Turntable will not operate
■
Is the turntable properly in place?
Make sure turntable is correct side up and is sitting securely
on the turntable support.
■
Is the turntable support operating properly?
Remove turntable. Remove and clean turntable support and
rollers. Replace turntable. Place 1 cup (250 mL) of water on
the turntable, then restart microwave oven. If it still is not
working, call for service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
Do not operate the microwave oven without turntable and
turntable support working properly.
Turntable rotates both directions
■
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This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of
cycle.
■
Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet for the electronic device.
■
Is the radio or TV receiver near the microwave oven?
Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust
the radio or TV antenna.
■
Are the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces clean?
Make sure these areas are clean.
■
Is the cordless phone frequency 2.4 GHz?
Some 2.4 GHz-based cordless phones and home wireless
networks may experience static or noise while the microwave
oven is on. Use a corded phone or a different frequency
cordless phone, or avoid using these items during microwave
oven operation.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If You Need Replacement Parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
only use factory specified replacement parts. Factory specified
replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are
®
made with the same precision used to build every new Amana
appliance.
To locate factory specified replacement parts in your area, call us
or your nearest designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
For assistance, installation or service call Amana® Appliances toll
free: 1-800-688-9900.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Amana® Appliances designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Amana® appliances designated service
company in your area, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
For Further Assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Amana®
Appliances with any questions or concerns at:
Maytag Services, LLC
Attn: CAIR® Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Replacement Parts
Glass Turntable
Part Number 4393751
Turntable Support and Rollers
Part Number 4393752
Turntable Hub
Part Number 4393754
Convection Rack
Part Number 8172251
Drip Pan
Part Number 8172250
Cleaning Supplies
Heavy Duty Degreaser
Part Number 31552
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner
Part Number 31662
Stainless Steel Cleaner and
Polish
Part Number 31462
Built-in Kits
This countertop microwave oven can be built-in by using one of
the following trim kits*. These kits are available from the dealer or
can be ordered by kit model number. See “Assistance or Service”
section for the Amana® Appliances toll-free number.
27" (69 cm) / Black
Kit Model No. AST2780AB
30" (76 cm) / Black
Kit Model No. AST3080AB
27" (69 cm) / Stainless Steel
Kit Model No. AST2780AS
30" (76 cm) / Stainless Steel
Kit Model No. AST3080AS
*Approved, electric single microwave ovens only
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AMANA® MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Amana brand of Maytag Corporation or Maytag Limited (hereafter “Amana”) will pay for factory specified
replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Amana designated
service company. This limited warranty applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.
ITEMS AMANA WILL NOT PAY FOR
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by Amana.
5. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was
purchased.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. AMANA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Amana dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help
can be found by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling Amana. In the U.S.A., call 1-800-688-9900. In Canada, call
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1-800-807-6777.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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