Whirlpool RM288PXV Specifications

UPPER
MICROWAVE
OVEN
Eye-Level
Built-In
shen.
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Model
RM996PXV
RM988PXV
Model
RM288PXV
BullI-In Ovens and Surlace Umls. Ranges. Microwave
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Contents
Parts and Features ......................
Before You Use Your Microwave Oven
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to
Excessive Microwave Energy ..............
Important Safety Instructions ..............
Using Your Microwave Oven ...............
Microwave Oven Controls ...............
Programming Tone ......................
Setting the Clock .......................
Using the Minute Timer, ...................
Cooking in Your Microwave Oven ........
Using AUTO SENSOR. ......................
COOK/REHEAT .........................
COOK FROZEN.........................
SLOWCOOK/SIMMER ..................
Cooking at High Cook Power .............
Cooking at Lower Cook Powers ...........
Cooking in More Than One Cycle ........
Defrosting ................................
Cooking Automatically After Defrosting ...
Cooking with the Temperature Probe .....
Using PAUSE ..............................
Using STARTTIME ..........................
Using KEEPWARM .........................
Other Operating Hints. ....................
Bi-Level Cooking Rack ....................
Caring for Your Microwave Oven ..........
Cleaning the Microwave Oven ..........
Replacing the Light Bulb .................
How Your Microwave Oven Works ........
Operating Safety Precautions ............
If You Need Service or Assistance ........
Microwave Oven Warranty ...............
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Before you use your microwave oven
Read and carefully follow fhe Installation
packed with your microwave oven.
Instructions
Read this Use & Core Guide and your Cooking Guide carefully for
important use and safety information. Store these with Range or Lower Oven
literature for future use.
If Is your personal responslblllfy and obllgaflon to be sure your
mlcrowave oven:
l Has been installed
where it is protected from the elements. The microwave
oven should be af a temperature above 50°F (10°C) for proper operation.
l Has been installed
and levelled on a floor strong enough to support its
weight. (Eye-level model only)
l Has been properly
connected to electrical supply and grounded.
(See lnstollation Instructions.]
l Is not used by anyone
unable to operate it properly.
l Is properly
maintained.
l Is used only for jobs expected
of a microwave oven.
See your Range or lower Oven Use 81Care Gulde for addltlonal safety
and operaflng Insfrucflons.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAW
ENERGY...
DO NOT attempt to
operate this oven with
the door open since
open-door operation
con result in harmful
exposure to microw&e energy. It is
important not to defeat or tamper with
the safety interlocks.
DO NOT place any
object between the
oven front face and
the door or allow soil
or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
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.
DO NOT operate
the microwave oven
if the door window is
broken.
The microwave oven
should be checked
for microwave leakage by qualified service personnel after a
repair is made.
The oven should not
be adjusted or
repaired by anyone
except properly
qualified service
personnel.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For Use of Microwave
Upper Oven
Microwave ovens have been used successfully in homes for
a number of years. They are thoroughly tested for safe and
efficient operation. However, as with any appliance, there are
special installation and safety precautions which must be
followed to ensure safe and satisfactory operation and prevent damage to the unit.
1. Read all instructions before
using appliance.
2. Read and follow
the
specific
“PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLEEXPOSURETO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 4.
3. This appliance
must be
properly
installed
and
grounded in accordance with
the separately provided Installation Instructions.
4. Some products such as
whole eggs and sealed containers - for example, closed
glass jars - may explode and
should not be heated in this
oven.
5. Use this appliance only for
its intended use as described
in this manual.
6. As with any appliance,
close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
7. Do not operate
this
if it has a
appliance
damaged cord or plug, if it is
not working properly, or if it has
been damaged or dropped.
Electric shock, fire or other hazards may result.
8. This appliance should be
serviced only by qualified
service personnel.
Call a
Whirlpool authorized
TECHCARE@Service Company for
repair
or
examination,
adjustment.
9. Do not cover or block any
opening
in the appliance,
because fire may result.
10. Do not use outdoors
because damage to the oven
or electric shock may result.
11. See door surface cleaning
instructions on page 37.
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on next page.
12. To reduce the risk of fire in
the oven cavity:
a. Do not overcook
food.
Carefully attend appliance if
paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven to facilitate
cooking. Paper can char or
burn, and some plastics can
melt if used when heating
foods.
b. Test dinnerware
or cookware before using. See page
40. Some dishes (melamine,
Centura? etc.) absorb microwave energy, becoming too
hot to handle and slowing
cooking times. Remove wire
twist-ties from paper or plastic
bags before placing bag in
oven. Cooking in metal containers can damage the oven.
So can containers with hidden
metal (twist-ties, foil lining, staples, metallic glaze or trim.)
c. If materials inside the oven
should ignite, keep oven door
closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or
shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker cbaneI.
13. Read and follow “OPERATING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS”
starting on page 39.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Using your microwave oven
Microwave Oven Controls
There are three parts to the microwave oven control section.
-The Digital Display/Clock and Indicator Lights
-Command
Pads
- Number Pads
Instructions for each are covered on the following
carefully.
pages. Read them
When you first connect power to the oven, a tone will sound and the Display
will show 88:88. If after you set the Clock (page 91,the Display again shows all
B’s,it means your electricity was off for a while. Reset the Clock.
Digital Display/Clock
Indicator lights
and
When you are not using the microwave
oven, this is an accurate Digital Clock.
When you are using the microwave oven, it
displays time settings, Indicator Lights and
shows what Number Pads you touched.
While the oven is running, an Indicator Light
[or lights] will be on to show what the oven
is doing.
Command
Pads
Touch Command Pads to tell the microwave oven what to do and in
what order. A few examples:
-CLOCK SETtells the oven you are going to set the Clock.
-START tells the oven to start.
Each Command Pad (except START,CANCEL and CLOCK SET)lights
an Indicator Light on the Digital Display. The Indicator Light comes on
when you touch the Command Pad.
Number Pads
Once you’ve touched a Command Pad to tell the oven what
you want to do, you’ll touch Number Pads to tell it...
- a time,
- a Cook Power,
- a food temperature,
- a food setting.
Programming Tone
Each time you touch a pad you will hear a tone. If you don’t hear a tone,
it is because the instruction is not correct, or because the tones have been
removed.
EXAMPLE: If you touch a Number Pad before you touch a Command Pad, you
will not hear a tone. The instruction is not correct.
If you want to remove
the programming
tone:
l Open the door.
l Touch CANCEL twice,
then touch START.
l The tone will not
sound for any touch.
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If you want to replace
the programming
tone:
l Open the door.
l Touch CANCEL twice,
then touch START.
l The tone will sound for
any correct touch.
If you want to remove
all tones, except the
Minute Timer signal:
l Open the door.
l Touch CANCEL twice,
touch 0, then touch
START.
l All audible
tones will
be cancelled.
l To replace
the tones,
repeat the above steps.
Setting the Clock
When the oven is first plugged in, a tone sounds and the display shows 88:88.
If the electric power ever goes off, the Display will again show all 8’s when the
power comes back on.
You can cook or use the Minute Timer without setting the Clock, but the Display
will be blank after cooking.
DO THIS...
1. Touch CLOCK SET.
2. Touch Number
Pads for the right
time of day.
THIS HAPPENS...
The Display will show a “0”
and the colon will start to
flash. The first Number Pad
must be touched wlthln
5 seconds or the Display
will go blank. Touch
CLOCK SETagain and
continue.
The Display will show what
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
3:25.
The colon will stop flashing.
The Clock is set.
3.
Touch START.
If you have touched in an
incorrect time, such as
12:65, “Err” will show on the
Display. Touch CLOCK SET
and start over.
NOTE: To Etthe
Clock, touch CLOCK SET.The current time will show on
the Display and the colon will flash. Continue to set the Clock as shown
above.
IJsing the Minute
l’imcr
The Minute Trmer does not start or stop cookrng It can be used alone or whrle
the oven is operating
It works like a kitchen trmer
DO THIS...
THIS HAPPENS...
m
1. Touch MINUTE
TIMER.
2. Touch Number
Pads for minutes
and seconds.
3.
Touch START.
The MINUTE TIMER lndrcator
Light WIII come on and the
Drsplay WIII show a “0”. The
first Number Pad must be
touched
within 5 seconds
or the Display will again
show the time of day.
Touch MINUTE TIMER again
and continue
The Drsplay will show what
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example
shows
1 minute, 45 seconds
The MINUTE TIMER Indicator
Light will stay on to show
that the Minute Timer is
running.
The Display counts down
the seconds to show how
much time IS left on the
Minute Timer.
When the set time is up, a
3 second signal will sound
and the Display will show
the time of day
Changing
the
Minute Timer
-Touch MINUTE TIMER.
-Touch numbers to set new time.
- Touch START.
New instructions
cancel the old
ones.
Cancelling
the Minute Timer
-Touch MINUTE TIMER
-Touch CANCEL. NOTE: Touch
MINUTE TIMER before touching
CANCEL to cancel just the Minute
Timer. It CANCEL is touched first,
all cooking
instructions
will be
cancelled
and the Minute Timer
will continue to operate.
The Minute Timer can be set to time other activities while the oven is operating
in any other cycle. The Display will countdown
the time of the cycle in operation. The Minute Timer will continue to countdown,
but will not show on the
Display. When the time is up, a 3 second signal will sound
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Opening the oven door does not stop the Minute Timer countdown;
however,
it does stop any cooking or defrosting. Close the door and touch STARTto
continue cooking or defrosting.
Cooking in Your Microwave Oven
Be sure to read the MICRO MENUS Cookbook
oven It contains information about:
packed
with the microwave
What microwave
energy is.
9 How food is cooked by microwave
energy.
l What affects
cooking speed and cooking evenness.
l Safety tips.
l Utensils to use when
cooking in a microwave
oven.
l Cooking
times for different foods.
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Important
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things to remember
to get the best cooking
results.
ALWAYS cook food for the minimum recommended
cooking time. If necessary, add time in one or two minute periods, then check for doneness to
avoid overcooking
the food.
Stir, turn or rearrange the food being cooked about halfway through the
cooking time for most even doneness with all recipes
If a glass cover is not available,
use wax paper, paper towels or microwave
approved
plastic wrap. Turn back a corner to vent steam during cooking.
Using AUTO SENSOR
The Auto Sensor Control allows you to cook food in the oven without computing time or power level. All foods give off moisture, aroma and other vapors as
they cook When the oven senses the right amount of vapor from the food, it
will automatically
determine
the remaining time and power needed to finish
cooking the food. You only need to touch COOK/REHEAT or COOK FROZEN and
a number pad (for a food setting), then START.If you like Your food less done
than average you may decrease the cooking time by touching the LESS
(Number 1) Pad after selectrng the category
[before touching START). If You
like Your food more done than average, touch the MORE (Number91 Pad
after selecting the category
(before touching STARI) to extend the time. You
may add ingredients, star,turn or rotate during the timed portion of the Auto
Sensor cycles. However, “Err” WIII show on the Display if the door is opened
during the first [automatic)
part of either cycle. If this happens, open the door
and touch CANCEL To finish cooking, estimate the remaining time and reset
the oven using Cook 1 cycle. Do not reset the Auto Sensor. See the Auto
Sensor Chart included with Your oven and the Auto Sensor Guide on the inner
door panel for examples
of food to cook at each setting.
COOK/REHEAT
Use COOK/REHEAT to automatically
cook fresh food items or reheat
prevrously cooked foods. There are 9 cookrng categories
in COOK/REHEAT.
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DO THIS...
1.
Put food In the oven
and close the door.
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2.
THIS HAPPENS...
The AUTO SENSORIndicator Light will come on and
the Display will show “AS-I’
Touch COOKIREHEAl
3. Touch a Number
Pad (1-9) for the
cooking category
you want. (See
guide on Inner
door panel and
separate Auto
Sensor Chart.)
The Display will show the
AUTO SENSORsetting you
touched. This example
shows you selected category 2.
The display will not
change.
4. Touch LESS(1) or
MORE (9) If desired.
(Sklp to Step 5 If
you do not wlsh to
shorten or lengthen
cooklng tlme.)
5.
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Touch START.
The oven automatically
cooks at a preset Cook
Power for that setting. The
AUTO SENSORIndicator
Light will stay on to show
that the oven is cooking
the food. Do not open the
oven door during this parl
of the cycle.
When you hear 2 beeps,
the Display will show and
count down the remaining
cooking time (except at
setting Number 1).The
oven door can now be
opened to stir, turn or
rearrange food.
When the cooking time
ends, “End” will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. (You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.] “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds
until the door is opened or
CANCEL is touched. The
Display will then show the
time of day
COOK FROZEN
Use COOK FROZENto automatically cook frozen food items. There are five
cooking categories in COOK FROZEN.
DO THIS...
1.
THIS HAPPENS...
Put frozen food in the oven
and close the door.
The AUTO SENSORIndicator Light will come on and
the Display will show “AS-:’
2.
Touch COOK
FROZEN.
Touch a Number
Pad (l-5) for the
frozen food cooking category you
want. (See gulde
on inner door panel
and separate Auto
Sensor Chart.)
The Displav will show the
Auto Sensor category you
touched. This example
shows you selected setting
3.
The display will not
change.
Touch LESS(1) or
MORE (9) if deslred.
(Skip to Step 5 if
you do not wish to
shorien or lengthen
cooklng time.)
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The oven automatically
thaws and cooks at a preset Cook Power for that setting. “AS-3” will show on the
Display and the AUTO SENSOR Indicator Light will
stay on to show that the
oven is cooking the food.
Do not open the oven
door during this part of
the cycle.
5. Touch START.
When you hear 2 beeps,
the Display will show and
count down the remaining
cooking time (except at
setting Number 1).The
oven door can now be
opened to stir, turn or
rearrange food.
When the cooking time
ends, “End” will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. (You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL. “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until thedoor is opened or CANCEL is touched.
The Display will then show
the time of day.
SLOW COOK/SIMMER
Use SLOWCOOK/SIMMER as you would a slow cooker to enhance flavor and
tenderize less expensive cuts of meat If you find that food needs a longer
cooking time than the setting allows, you may extend the time by touching
the MORE (Number 9) Pad after you have touched SLOWCOOK/SIMMER (before you touch START].The LESS(Number 1) Pad cannot be used in this cycle.
KEEPWARM will automatically follow the cooking time in SLOWCOOK/SIMMER.
Combined cooking time and KEEPWARM will equal 11hours, 59 minutes unless
cancelled any time after cooking is done.
DO THIS...
1.
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Put food in the oven
and close the door.
THIS HAPPENS...
2.
Touch SLOW
COOK/SIMMER.
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The Display will not
change.
3. Touch MORE (9) if
you wish to extend
the cooking time.
4.
Touch START.
The oven will automatically cook and simmer at
different preset Cook
Powers. The AUTO SENSOR
Indicator Light will stay on
to show that the oven is
cooking the food. Do not
open the oven door during this part of the cycle.
When you hear 2 beeps,
the AUTO SENSORIndicator
Light will go off as shown at
the left. This tells you the
door can be opened to stir
or turn food, or add
ingredients.
When the food is done, you
will hear 4 beeps and the
oven will automatically go
into KEEPWARM for the remainder of the 11hours, 59
minutes total time. The KEEP
WARM Indicator Light will
come on and SL-Cwill
continue to be displayed.
Food is ready to serve
anytime after KEEPWARM
Indicator Light is on.
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NOTE: if food is removed from oven during
KEEPWARM, touch KEEPWARM then CANCEL
to cancel remainder of the time.
AUTO SENSOR operating
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When SLOWCOOK/SIMMER ends, “End” will show
on the Display and 4
beeps will sound. (You can
stop the beeping by opening the door or by touching CANCEL.) “End” will
remain on the Display and
a beep will sound every
30 seconds until the door is
opened or CANCEL is
touched. The Display will
then show the time of day.
hints
All Auto Sensor cooking categories have preset Cook Powers.
The COOK POWERIndicator Light does not come on during Auto Sensor
cycles.
No Cook or Temperature cycles can be used with Auto Sensor cycles.
QUICK DEFROSTand KEEPWARM may be selected with COOK/REHEATor
COOK FROZENonly. KEEPWARM is automatic at the end of the SLOWCOOK/
SIMMER cycle.
PAUSEmay be used with COOK/REHEATor COOK FROZENonly. It will stop the
oven between the first and second part of the cycle. See “Using PAUSE:’
page 30.
In COOK/REHEATand COOK FROZEN‘AS-(#)” will show on the Display until
the oven calculates and begins counting down the remaining cooking
time, except ‘AS-I” which stops after the first part of the cooking cycle.
The AUTO SENSORIndicator Light goes off at the end of the first part of the
Slow Cook/Simmer cycle.
“Err” will show on the Display if the door is opened during the first part of any
Auto Sensor cycle. “Err” will also show on the Display if Auto Sensor malfunctions. Open the door and touch CANCEL to clear the Display. Do not reset
Auto Sensor. The food may over or under cook. To finish cooking food,
estimate the remaining cook time. Reset the oven using the Cook 1 cycle
and approximate Cook Power setting.
Cooking at High Cook Power
DO THIS...
1.
THIS HAPPENS...
Put food in the oven
and close the door.
The COOK 1 Indicator Light
will come on and the Display will show four O’s
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The Display will show the
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. The example shows
1 minute, 30 seconds.
3. Touch Number
Pads for the cooking time you want.
The oven will automatically cook at HIGH Cook
Power.
The COOK 1 Indicator Light
will stay on to show that the
oven is cooking.
4. Touch START.
count
dawn
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
time is left in the first cycle.
When the cooking time
ends, “End:’ will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. (You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.) “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until the door is opened or CANCEL is touched.
The Display will then show
the time of day.
Changing the Cooking Time
Cooking time can be changed any time before touching STARTor during
the cycle:
1. Touch COOK 1.
2. Touch numbers for the new time.
3. Touch START.
Cook 1 cyclewill
continue cooking for the new time.
Cooking at Lower Cook Powers
For best results, some recipes call for lower Cook Powers. The lower the Cook
Power, the slower the cooking. Each Number Pad also stands for a different
percentage of Cook Power. Many recipes in your MICRO MENUS@Cookbook
tell you, by number, which Cook Power to use. Recipes in other books and
magazines may tell you by name (HI, MED, LO,etc.) or percentage (IO%, 50%,
80%, etc.).
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The following chart gives the percentage of Cook Power each Number Pad
stands for, and Cook Power name usually used.
automatic 100% of full power HIGH
9 = 90% of full power
8 = 80% of full power
7 = 70% of full power MED-HIGH
6 = 60% of full power
5 = 50% of full power MED
DO THIS...
1.
4
3
2
1
0
=
=
=
=
=
40% of full power
30% of full power MED-LOW
20% of full power
10% of full power LOW
no power (fan and light will be off)
THIS HAPPENS...
Put food In the oven
and close the door.
The COOK 1 Indicator Light
will come on and the
Display will show four 0’s.
2.
Touch COOK 1.
3. Touch Number
Pads for the cooking time you want.
4.
Touch COOK
POWER.
5. Touch a Number
Pad for the Cook
Power you want.
6. Touch START.
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The Display will show the
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
7 minutes, 30 seconds.
The COOK POWERIndicator Light will come on and
the Display will show “P-HI:’
This shows the oven is preprogrammed to cook at
full (HIGH) power.
The Display will show what
you touched. This example
shows you touched
Number Pad 5 for 50% of
full power.
The COOK 1 and COOK
POWERIndicator Lights will
stay on to show that the
oven is cooking at a Cook
Power other than HIGH.
count
dOWll
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
cooking time is left in the
first cycle.
For 2 of every 10 seconds,
the Display will show the
Cook Power you selected.
When the cooking time
ends, “End” will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. (You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.] “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until the door is opened or CANCEL is touched.
The Display will then show
the time of day.
Changing the Cook Power
The Cook Power can be changed any time before touching STARTor during
the cycle.
l Touch COOK POWER.
l Touch a number for the new Cook Power.
l Touch START.
The cycle will cook at the new Cook Power for the original time.
OR...
l Touch COOK POWERtwice
if you want to change a lower Cook Power to
HIGH.
. Touch START.
Cooking in More Than One Cook Cycle
For best results, some recipes call for one Cook Power for a certain length of
time, and another Cook Power for another length of time. Your oven can be set
to change from one to another automatrcally.
DO THIS...
1.
THIS HAPPENS...
put food in fhe oven
and close fhe door.
qI.
The COOK 1 Indicator
Light will come on and the
Display will show four 0’s.
2. Touch COOK 1.
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ie Display will show the
I umbers you touched in
file order you touched
Xliem. This example shows
minutes, 25 seconds.
ie COOK POWERIndicat )r Light will come on and
t le Display will show “P-HI:’
T iis shows the oven is pref rogrammed to cook at
f III (HIGH] power.
step 6.1
q.
5. Touch a Number
Pad for the Cook
Power you want in
the first cycle.
qII
T le Display will show what
j, N touched. This example
:, lows you touched
t umber Pad 6 for 60% of
t III power.
Y le COOK 2 Indicator
1 ght will come on and the
T isplay will show four 0’s.
6. Touch COOK 2.
7. Touch Number
Pads for the cooking time you want
in the second cycle.
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8.
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Touch COOK POWER.
(if you want the HIGH
Cook Power, skip to
step 10).
1 be Display will show the
r Jmbers you touched in
11beorder you touched
tt [em. This example shows
d minutes, 30 seconds.
1 le COOK POWERIndicatl r Light will come on and
tl e Display will show “P-HI:’
T IISshows the oven is prec: .ogrammed to cook at
ft. II (HIGH] power.
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The Display will show what
you touched. This example
shows you touched
Number Pad 4 for 40% of
full power.
9. Touch a Number
Pad for the Cook
Power you want in
the second cycle.
When you touch START,the
COOK 1 Indicator Light will
stay on while the oven is
cooking in the first cycle.
The COOK POWERIndicator Light will be on if you
are using a Cook Power
other than HIGH. All other
Indicator Lights will go off.
10. Touch START.
count
down
The Display counts down
the cooking time to show
how much time is left in
the first cycle.
For 2 of every 10 seconds,
the Display will show the
Cook Power you selected,
if you are using a Cook
Power other than HIGH.
You will hear 2 beeps at
BEEPBEEPthe
end of Cook 1. You
can either open the door
to check, stir or turn the
food, etc., or you can let
the oven star-i the next
cycle. If you do open the
door, touch STARTafter
closing the door to restart
the oven.
The COOK 2 Indicator Light
will be on during the second cycle. The COOK
POWERIndicator Light will
also be on if you are using
a Cook Power other than
HIGH.
count
dnwn
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
time is left in the second
cycle.
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if you are using a Cook
Power other than HIGH.
(You can stop the beeping
by opening the door or by
touching CANCEL.) “End”
will remain on the Display
and a beep will sound
every 30 seconds until the
door is opened or CANCEL
is touched. The Display will
then show the time of day.
Hints for Cooking With More Than One Cycle.
You can program the cooking cycles in any order. However, when the
microwave oven is started, it will automatically go through the cycles in
order - COOK I- COOK 2 - PROBETEMP- KEEPWARM (or QUICK DEFROST
-STANDING TIME - COOK I- PAUSE- PROBETEMP- KEEPWARM).
Changing or Adding instructions
You can change times, Cook Powers, or add cycles any time before
touching STARTor during oven operation.
l Touch the Cook cycle
you wish to change or add (COOK 1or 2).
l Touch numbers for new time, if desired.
l Touch COOK POWER,if change
is desired.
l Touch number for new Cook Power, or touch COOK POWERagain
if HIGH
is desired.
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and time, if desired.
. Touch START.
Defrosting
Use QUICK DEFROSTto thaw frozen food before cooking. For suggested
defrost times, see the guide behind the oven door or in your MICRO MENUS@
cookbook.
DO THIS...
1.
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THIS HAPPENS...
Put frozen food in the
oven and close the door.
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Touch QUICK
DEFROST.
3. Touch Number
Pads for the
defrosting time
you want.
4.
Touch START.
The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator Light will come on
and the Display will show
four 0’s.
The Display will show the
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
2 minutes, 30 seconds.
The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator Light will stay on to
show that the oven is in the
Quick Defrost cycle.
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
defrosting time is left.
When the defrost time
ends, “End” will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. (You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.) “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until the door is opened or CANCEL is touched.
The Display will then show
the time of day.
Standing Time After Defrosting
For best results, allow the food to stand for a while after defrosting. This helps
equalize the temperature of the food to provide more even defrosting.
When COOK 1 follows QUICK DEFROST,the oven automatically provides a
standing time equal to the time touched in for the QUICK DEFROST.See “Cooking Automatically After Defrosting:’ page 24.
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About the Quick Defrost Cycle
The microwave oven automatically divides the time set for the Quick Defrost
cycle into three equal parts:
First part
80% of full Cook Power
Second part.
50% of full Cook Power
Third part.
20% of full Cook Power
This automatic step-down in Cook Power helps defrost food quickly and
completely.
Changing
You can
l Touch
l Touch
. Touch
or Adding Defrost Time
change the defrosting time any time before or after touching START,
QUICK DEFROST.
numbers for new time.
START.
Any new time setting made while Quick Defrost is operating
continue the defrosting at only 20% of full power.
will
The best time to change the setting is near the end of the Quick Defrost cycle.
Open the door.
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fork; if center is still frozen, set additional
time. Remember that standing time is necessary to complete defrosting.
l Close the door and touch START
to continue the cycle if no additional
time is needed.
OR...
l Touch in new instructions for additional
defrosting time.
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NOTE: PAUSEcan be set to automatically
stop the oven halfway through
QUICK DEFROSTto allow you to turn over or rearrange food for more even
defrosting. See page 30 for setting directions.
Cooking Automatically
After Defrosting
The controls can be set so the microwave oven goes automatically
defrosting to the Cook cycle you have touched in.
DO THIS...
1.
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THIS HAPPENS...
Put food in the oven
and close the door.
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Touch QUICK
DEFROST.
The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator Light will come on
and the Display will show
four 0’s.
3. Touch Number
Pads for the
defrosting time
you want.
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The COOK 1 Indicator Light
will come on and the
Display will show four 0’s.
Touch COOK 1.
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5. Touch Number
Pads for the cooking time you want.
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The Display will show the
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
2 minutes, 30 seconds.
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6. Touch COOK
POWER. (Option:
Skip to Step 8 if you
want to cook at
HIGH power.)
7. Touch a Number
Pad for the Cook
Power you want.
8. Touch START.
The Display will show the
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
4 minutes, 30 seconds.
The COOK POWERIndicator Light will come on and
the Display will show “P-HI!’
This shows the oven is preprogrammed to cook at
full (HIGH) power.
The Display will show what
you touched. This example
shows you touched
Number Pad 6 for 60% of
full power.
When you touch START,the
QUICK DEFROSTIndicator
Light will stay on. All other
Indicator Lights will go off.
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
time is left in the Quick Defrost cycle.
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When the defrost time
ends, the microwave oven
automatically lets the
food stand for the same
amount of time used for
defrostfng. The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator Light stays
on and the Display counts
down the standing time.
During the countdown the
oven will be dark, and
the fan will be off.
When the standing time is
over, you will hear 2 beeps
and the Cook cycle will
start.
The COOK 1 Indicator
Light will be on during the
Cook cycle. The COOK
POWERIndicator Light will
also be on if you are using
a Cook Power other than
HIGH.
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
time is left in the second
cycle.
For 2 of every 10 seconds,
the Display will show the
Cook Power you selected,
if you are using a Cook
Power other than HIGH.
When the Cook cycle
ends, “End” will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. [You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.) “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until the door is opened or CANCEL is touched.
The Display will then show
the time of day.
Cooking with the Temperature Probe
The Temperature Probe helps take guesswork out of cooking roasts and larger
casseroles. The probe is designed to turn off the oven when it senses the
temperature you choose. See your MICRO MENUS” Cookbook for helpful
information in cooking different types of food.
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1.
Insert at least Y3
of the Temperature
Probe into the
food.
DO THIS...
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2. Place food in the
oven and plug the
probe into the
socket on the oven
wall.
3. Make sure the
probe does not
touch any part of
the oven Interior.
Close the door.
THIS HAPPENS...
Touch PROBETEMP.
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5. Touch Number
Pads for the
desired flnal temperature between
90°F and 200°F.
The Display will show the
numbers you touched In
the order you touched
them. This example shows
a final cooked temperature of about 140°F.
6. Touch COOK
POWER (Optlon:
Touch START if you
want to use HIGH
power.)
7. Touch the Number
Pad for the Cook
Power you want.
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The PROBETEMPand COOK
POWERIndicator Lights will
stay on.
The Display will show
“COOL” to show the food is
less than 90°F.As the food
cooks, the Display will
show the internal temperature of the food for every
5°F increase.
For 2 of every 10 seconds,
the Display will show the
Cook Power you selected,
if you are using a Cook
Power other than HIGH.
When the probe senses the
temperature you selected,
the oven shuts off. “End” will
show on the Display and 4
beeps will sound. (You can
stop the beeping by opening the door or by touching CANCEL.) “End” will
remain on the Display and
a beep will sound every
30 seconds until the door is
opened or CANCEL is
touched. The Display will
then show the time of day.
a. Touch START.
NOTE: r‘Err” will be displayed after START is touched if an incorrect
temperature has been set (less than 90°F or more than 200°F).
Hints for Using the Temperature
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use hot pads when removing probe from food or food from oven.
stir foods during cooking when recommended.
stir soups, casseroles and drinks before serving.
cover roasts with foil and let stand a few minutes after cooking. Remove
foil if you decide to cook it longer.
remove the probe from the oven when not cooking by temperature.
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let probe touch foil (if used). Foil can be kept away from probe with wooden
toothpicks. Remove foil if arcing occurs.
use paper, plastic wrap or plastic containers. They will be in the oven too
long and might distort.
use probe in regular oven.
force probe into frozen food.
use probe for foods that need to simmer.
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NOTE: Some foods are started using a timed (COOK) cycle and finished
by using the temperature (PROBE TEMP) cycle. You can set PROBETEMP to
follow COOK 1 or COOK 2 to avoid the need to reset the oven halfway
through the cycle. PROBE TEMP can be programmed with the Temperature
Probe out. The oven will pause between COOK 1 or COOK 2 and PROBE
TEMP.“PROB” will show on the Display to remind you to plug in the probe.
Changing the Temperature
Setting
When using the Temperature Probe, PROBETEMPsettings can be changed
before or during operation:
-Touch PROBETEMl?
-Touch number for new temperature.
-Touch START.The oven will continue cooking to the new temperature.
If the new temperature is lower than the temperature of the food, the
oven will shut off.
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Temperature
probe cooking tips
For casseroles, the tip
of the probe should
be in the center of the
food. Stir foods when
recommended.
Replace the probe.
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For liquids, balance
the probe on a
wooden spoon or
spatula so the tip of
the probe is in the
center of the liquid.
Casseroles cooked using the Temperature Probe should be made
from precooked foods. Do not use
raw meats, raw vegetables and
cream sauces in casseroles.
Dry casseroles do not work well.
Thaw frozen casseroles and meats
in the microwave oven before
inserting the probe.
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the probe should be
in the center of the
largest muscle, but
not touching fat or
bone.
If you are cooking individual servings such as mugs of soup, check
the probe setting in several of the
items-all the mugs may not heat
at the same rate.
Dry meat loaf mixtures don’t work
well.
Remember that roasts may vary in
size, shape and composition. Use
the timings for minutes per pound
as a guide as well as the Temperature Probe.
Cleaning the Probe
1. Remove probe from microwave oven using hot pads.
2. Wipe probe with a hot soapy cloth. Use a plastic scouring pad to remove
stubborn foods.
3. Probe may be placed in the silverware basket of the dishwasher.
Using PAUSE
Your microwave oven can be set to pause halfway through QUICK DEFROST,
after the automatic part of AUTO SENSORbetween COOK 1and COOK 2, or
between COOK 1or COOK 2 and PROBETEMl?to allow you to stir orturn the
food or to add ingredients and to plug in the probe.
Using PAUSEwith QUICK DEFROST
DO THIS...
THIS HAPPENS...
1.
2.
Put frozen food in fhe
oven and close the door.
Touch QUICK
DEFROST.
3. Touch Number
Pads for the
defrosting time
you want.
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4.
The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator Light will come on
and the Display will show
four 0’s.
The Display will show the
number you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
2 minutes, 30 seconds.
The Display will show
“PAUSI’
Touch PAUSE.
5. Touch START.
The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator Light will stay on to
show that the oven is in the
Quick Defrost Cycle.
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
defrosting time is left.
BEE$EE~ Halfway through QUICK
DEFROST,two beeps will
sound and the oven will
shut off.
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“PAUS”will show on the
Display and the QUICK
DEFROSTIndicator Light
will stay on.
6.
Turn over or rearrange
food being defrosted.
Close door.
NOTE: Oven will
remain off until you
touch START.
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Touch START.
The QUICK DEFROSTIndicator stays on and the
Display counts down the
remaining time.
When the defrost time
ends, “End” will show on
the Display and 4 beeps
will sound. (You can stop
the beeping by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.] “End” will remain
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until the door is opened or CANCEL is touched.
The Display will then show
the time of day.
Adding PAUSEto the Cycle in Operation
Pause can be added to any cycle in operation as long as there is another
cycle programmed to follow. It can also be added to QUICK DEFROSTor AUTO
SENSORafter STARThas been touched.
1. Touch PAUSE.
2. Touch START.
The oven will automatically stop after the cycle in operation to allow you to
stir, turn, or rotate food or add additional ingredients. It will stop halfway
through QUICK DEFROSTto allow you to turn over or rearrange the food being
defrosted. It will stop after the first (AS] part of the AUTO SENSORcycle to allow
you to stir, rotate or rearrange food or to add ingredients. NOTE: The oven will
remain off until you touch START.
PAUSEbetween (COOK) cycle and PROBETEMP
PAUSEis automatic between COOK 1or COOK 2 and PROBETEMl?“PROB”
will show on the Display to remind you to plug in the probe. Touch STARTto
continue cooking.
Using PAUSEwith AUTO SENSOR
PAUSEmay be used in AUTO SENSORwith the Cook/Reheat or Cook Frozen
cycles only.
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1. Put food in the oven and close the door.
2. Touch COOK/REHEATor COOK FROZEN.
3. Touch a Number Pad for the cooking category
4. Touch PAUSE.
4. Touch START.
you want.
When the first part of the AUTO SENSORcycle is done, you will hear 2 beeps
and the oven will shut off.
6. Open the door. Stir or turn the food or add ingredients. Close the door.
7. Touch STARTto continue.
Using START TIME to Delay Start of Cooking
The microwave oven can be set to start automatically at a later time. Use
START TIME to delay the start of cooking up to 11hours, 59 minutes.
DO THIS...
1.
Make sure Clock is
set to the rlghf
time of day. See
page 9 if any
change is needed.
2.
Put food in fhe oven
and close the door.
(See CAUTION
on page 34.)
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THIS HAPPENS...
NOTE: Many cycles can be set when using
START TIME. (See “Additional Information”
on page 34.) Instructions for a single cycle
are as shown.
The COOK 1 Indicator Light
will come on and the Display will show four 0’s.
Touch COOK 1.
4. Touch Number
Pads for the cooking time you want.
5. Touch COOK
POWER. (Option:
Skip to Step 7 If you
want to use HIGH
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The Display will show the
numbers you touched in
the order you touched
them. This example shows
6 minutes, 30 seconds.
The COOK POWERIndicator Light will come on and
the Display will show “P-HI!’
This shows the oven is preprogrammed to cook at
full (HIGH) power.
6.
Touch a Number
Pad for the Cook
Power you want.
7.
Touch START TIME.
a. Touch
Number
Pads for fhe time of
day you want
cooklng to start.
9.
Touch START.
When the time of day
reaches the time you have
set for the oven to start
cooking, the oven will
beep twice and the MEALTIMER Indicator Light will
go off. The COOK 1and
COOK POWERIndicator
Lights will come on. The
Display will show the cooking time, and the oven will
start cooking.
count
dOwn
The Display counts down
the time to show how much
time is left in COOK 1.
For 2 of every 10 seconds
the Display will show the
Cook Power you selected,
if you are using a Cook
Power other than HIGH.
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will sound.‘(You con stop
the beeping
by opening
the door or by touching
CANCEL.) “End” will remafn
on the Display and a beep
will sound every 30 seconds until the door is
opened or CANCEL IS
touched. The Display WIII
then show the time of day
NOTE: If the oven light and fan come on when you touch START, the
Start Time feature has not been set correctly.
Open and close the door,
reprogram
the cooking
sequence
and START TIME, then touch START.
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Additional
cycles can be set when using START TIME to start cooking at a
later time. Follow instructfons under the proper heading [Using AUTO SENSOR,
Cooking with the Temperature
Probe, Defrosting, Using WARM/HOLD] before
you program START TIME.
You can change time, or add cycles at any time during the Start Time
cycle.
1. Touch the cycle you wish to change or add
2. Touch Number Pads for new time
3. Touch COOK POWER, if desired.
4. Touch number for new Cook Power, or touch COOK POWER again if High IS
desired.
5. Touch START The oven will cools at the new time and Cook Power
Opening the door does not stop the START TIME operation
CAUTION: Use foods that will not go bad or spoil while waiting for
cooking to start Avoid using with milk or eggs, cream soups, cooked
meats, poultry or fish, or any item with baking powder or yeast.
Smoked or frozen meats may be used; so can vegetables,
fruits and
casserole-type
foods.
Any food that has to waif for cooking to start should be very cold or
frozen before if is put in the oven. MOST UNFROZEN FOODS SHOULD
NEVER STAND AT ROOM TEMPERATURE MORE THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE
COOKING STARTS.
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Using KELP WARM
Hot, cooked foods can be safely kept warm in your microwave
oven for up to
99 minutes, 99 seconds (about 1 hour, 40 minutes). KEEP WARM can be used by
itself, or it can automatically
foliow a Cook cycle or Probe Temp cycle.
DO THIS...
1.
THIS HAPPENS...
Put cooked, hot food in
oven and close door.
The KEEP WARM Indicator
Light will come on. The
Display will show the time
of day.
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Touch START.
KEEP WARM operates for up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
Opening the oven door cancels KEEP WARM. Close the door and touch
KEEP WARM, then START if additional
KEEP WARM time is desired.
Foods cooked covered should be covered during KEEP WARM.
Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.) should be uncovered
during KEEP WARM.
Complete
meals kept warm on a dinner plate should be covered during
KEEP WARM.
The use of more than one complete
KEEP WARM [about 1 hour, 40 minutes] is
not recommended.
The quality of some foods will suffer with extended
time.
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Light will stay on. The oven
light and the fan will come
on. The Display will continue to show the time of
day.
Follow Another
Cycle
While you are touching
in cooking instructions,
touch KEEP WARM before
touching START.
OR...
After the oven starts operating,
touch KEEP WARM and then START.
When the last cooking cycle is over you will hear 4 beeps. The KEEPWARM
Indicator Light will come on and the time of day will be displayed
while
the oven continues to run.
KEEP WARM will follow AUTO SENSOR, QUICK DEFROST,COOK 1, COOK 2 or
PROBE TEMP
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Other Operating Hints
1. To double check settings while the oven is running:
l Touch the Command
Pad for the setting you want to check. The instruction
programmed for that pad will show on the Display for 5 seconds. Then the
Display returns to showing what the oven is doing.
2. To stop the oven while it is running:
l Open the door. The oven will stop. Restart the oven by closing
the
door and touching START.
l Touch CANCEL. All instructions will be erased. You must touch in new
instructions.
3. If you touch two instructions into the same cycle, the second set of
instructions will cancel the first.
Bi-Level Cooking Rack
Use the metal Bi-Level Cooking Rack when cooking in more than one
container. The metal rack can be turned upside-down to help fit taller
containers on the bottom of the oven. See the MICRO MENUSa Cookbook
provided with your oven for examples of menus that can be cooked
using the Bi-Level Cooking Rack.
Second
Position
Note: Do not store the metal rack in the oven. Arcing and damage
oven can result if someone accidentally
starts the oven.
Inserting the Rack
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rack supports on the side walls of
the oven (first position).
Turn rack upside-down when
using a taller container on the bottom of the oven (second position).
Do not operate the oven with the
metal rack stored on the floor of
the oven. Damage to the interior
finish will result.
Special Caution
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Wash by hand with a mild
detergent and a soft or nylon
scrub brush. Dry completely.
Do not use abrasive scrubbers
or cleansers.
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rack from oven after cooking. It
may be hot.
Do put food in containers, then
place containers on rack.
Do use only when cooking foods
in more than one container.
Do use only in the microwave
oven.
Do not use with browning dish.
Do not let food container touch
the top or side of the oven.
Do not store rack in oven.
Do not cook foods directly on
rack without putting them in
containers first.
Caring for your microwave oven
Cleaning the Microwave Oven
Wipe often with warm
soapy water and a
soft cloth or sponge.
For stubborn soil, boil
a cup of water in the
oven for 2 or 3 minutes.
Steam will soften the
soil.
CAUTION: Abraslve cleansers, steel wool
pads, gritty wash cloths, etc., can damage
the control panel, and the lnterlor and
exterlor oven surfaces. Use a soft cloth or a
sponge with a mild detergent or spray
glass cleaner.
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Be sure to clean the
areas where the door
and oven frame touch
when closed. When
cleaning surfaces of
door and oven that
come together on closing the door, use only
mild, non-abrasive
soaps or detergents
applied with a sponge
or soft cloth. Rinse well.
Replacing the Light Bulb
The microwave oven light should come on whenever the door is opened or
the oven is operating.
To replace:
Light Bulb
2. Open the oven door.
3. Remove the 3 screws from the
front of the cover.
4. Pull down the front portion of
the cover. (It is creased across
its width to form a hinge.)
5. Remove and replace the 25watt candelabra-base
bulb
(Part No. 313969). Obtain bulb
from your authorized
Whirlpool dealer.
6.
Close the cover and replace
the screws.
7. Plug in, or turn on the main
power supply.
Mode
Mixer Cover
How your microwave oven works
Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave energy is not hot. It causes food to
make its own heat, and its this heat that cooks the food.
Mode Mixer
Magnetron
Ceramic Bottom
Oven Cavitv
Microwaves are like TV
waves or light waves.
You can’t see them, but
you can see what
they do.
A magnetron in the
microwave oven produces microwaves.
The microwaves
move into the oven
where they are scattered or stirred by a
mode mixer (like a
fan). Microwaves
bounce off metal
oven walls and are
absorbed by food.
Metdl Floor
The ceramic bottom
of your microwave
oven lets microwaves
through. Then they
bounce off a metal
floor, back through
the ceramic bottom
and are absorbed by
the food.
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Microwaves pass
through glass, paper
and plastic without
heating them so food
absorbs the energy
Microwaves bounce
off metal pans so food
does not absorb the
energy.
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Microwaves may not
reach the center of a
roast. The heat around
the outside is what
cooks the roast all the
way through. This is
one of the reasons for
letting some foods
(roasts, baked
potatoes] stand for a
while after cooking, or
for stirring some foods
during the cooking
time.
The microwaves disturb water molecules
in the food. As the
molecules bounce
around bumping into
each other, heat is
made, like rubbing
your hands together.
This is the heat that
cooks.
Operating safety precautions
NEVERCOOK OR
REHEATA WHOLE
EGG. Steam build-up in
whole eggs may cause
them to burst and burn
you, and possibly
damage the oven. Slice
hard boiled eggs before
heating. In rare instances,
poached eggs have
been known to explode.
Cover poached eggs
and allow a standing
time of one minute before
cutting into them.
Liquids heated in certain
containers (especially
cylindrical-shaped
containers] may become
overheated. The liquid
may splash out with a
loud noise during or
after heating or when
adding ingredients
(coffee, etc.) resulting in
harm to the oven and
possible personal injury.
For best results stir any
liquid several times
before heating or
reheating.
NEVERlean on the
door or allow a child
to swing on it when
the door is open.
Injury could result.
DO NOT can foods
in the oven. Closed
glass jars may
explode resulting in
damage to the oven
or possible personal
injury
USE HOT PADS.
Microwave energy does
not heat containers, but
the hot food does.
DO NOT heat, store or
use flammable, inflammable or corrosive
materials in or near the
oven.
DO NOT use the
oven to sterilize
objects (baby bottles,
etc.). It is difficult to
maintain the high
temperature required
for safe sterilization.
CAUTION: DO NOT use the oven until you have read and understand
ALL precautions to prevent damage to the oven.
DO NOT use the oven
for storage. Do not
leave paper products,
books or cooking utensils in the oven when
not in use. Fire may
result if someone accidentally starts the oven.
Don’t let anything touch
the top of the oven.
DO NOT OVERCOOK
POTATOES.Fire could
result. At the end of the
recommended cooking
time they should be
slightly firm.
Wrap in foil and set
aside for 5 minutes. They
will finish cooking while
standing.
If a fire should start in
the oven cavity:
l keep door closed
l turn oven off
l disconnect
the
power supply at the
cord, fuse box or circuit
breaker.
DO NOT use newsDO NOT pop popcorn,
except in a microwaveapproved popcorn
popper or commercial
package designed
especially for microwave ovens. Results
are the manufacturers
responsibility.
NEVERtry to pop corn
in a paper bag. Overcooking may result in
smoke and fire.
DO NOT try to melt
paraffin wax in the
oven, Fire or other hazards may result.
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Starting a microwave
oven when it’s empty is
not recommended.
If you experiment, put
a container of water in
the oven.
paper or other printed
paper in the oven. Fire
could result.
DO NOT dry flowers,
fruit, herbs, wood, paper, gourds or clothes
in the oven. Fire or other
hazards may result.
General
Information
If your electric power line
or outlet voltage is less
than the normal 240 volts,
cooking times may be
longer.
To test a dish tor safe
use, put it into the oven
with a cup of water
beside it. Cook on HIGH
Cook Power for one
minute. If the dish gets
hot and water stays
cool. do not use it.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
If you do not hear a programmlng
1. Before calling for
tone (page 8):
assistance...
Performance problems often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
If nothlng operates:
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage? (See Installation
Instructions.)
l Have you checked
your home’s
main fuse or circuit breaker box?
l Have you checked
the electric
company for a power failure?
l
If the microwave oven will not run:
Is the oven being used as a timer?
l If the Temperature
Probe is being
used, is it plugged tightly into its
socket?
l Is the door firmly closed
and
latched?
l Did you touch START?
l Did you follow the directions
exactly?
l
If the microwave cooking times
seem too long:
l Is the electric
supply to your home
low or lower than normal? Your
electric company can tell you if the
line voltage is low.
l Is the Cook Power at the recommended setting?
l Are you allowing
for more time
when cooking more food at one
time?
If the Display shows a time counting
down but the oven is not cooking:
l Is the Minute Timer in use?
l Is the oven door closed
completely?
l Is the oven in standing
time
between QUICK DEFROSTand
COOK CYCLE 1 (See page 23.)
l
l
Is the command correct?
Has the tone been cancelled?
If the fan seems to be running
slower than usual:
l Has the oven been stored in a cold
area? The fan will run slower until
the oven warms up to normal room
temperature.
If there has been a power interruptlon, the Display will show 88:88.
Reset the Clock (page 9).
If the mlcrowave oven turns off too
soon or not soon enough when
using the Temperature Probe:
l Is at least YJof the probe in the
food?
l Is the probe tip in the center of the
food?
l Is the probe touching
bone or fat?
l Have you allowed
roasts to stand
for a few minutes after cooking?
l Is the probe plugged
tightly into its
socket?
l Is Cook Power set correctly?
l Is the probe temperature
set
correctly?
2.
If you need
assistance%.
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number.
Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants The consultants can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation from your appliance, or if
service is necessary, recommend a
qualified service company in your
area.
3.
If you need service?..
4.
If you have a
problem?..
Call our CCCL-LINE service
assistance telephone number (see
Step 2) and talk with one of our
consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Whirlpool has a nationwide network
of franchised TECH-CARE8service
Companies. TECH-CAREservice
technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our CCCLLINE’ service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSPis a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality
parts. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever you need a replacement
part for your Whirlpool appliance.
FSPreplacement parts will fit right
and work right, because they are
made to the same exacting specifications used to build every new
Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSPreplacement parts in
your area, refer to Step 3 above or
call the Whirlpool CCCL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
*If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
description of the problem. This
information is needed in order to
better respond to your request for
assistance.
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Notes
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WHIRLPOOL@ MICROWAW
RANGE PRODUCT
OVEN/
W-T-Y
MEODI
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LENGTH OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
Second Through Fifth Year
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP@replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service
must be provided by a franchised TECH-CAREm
service company.
FSP@replacement
ovens if defective
magnetron tube on microwave
in materials or workmanship.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the range product.
2. Instruct you how to use the range product.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace owner accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when range product is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the
home.
D. Damage to range product caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the llmited warranty.
WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALL NOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty glves you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
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