UseAndCare
Table of Contents
.......... 2
A Note to You.. ............... 3
Microwave Oven
Safety.. ........................ .4-6
Getting to Know Your
Microwave Oven ............ 7
Using Your Microwave
Oven ..............................
22
Caring for Your
Microwave Oven .......... 36
Cooking
Guide.. ........... 41
Questions
Answers..
and
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Troubleshooting
45
.......... 46
Requesting Assistance
or Service .....................
48
Index .............................
51
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52
Warranty
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MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION
PART NO. 3828W5A024714359335
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MODEL MHEI lREB/Q
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Table of Contents
A Note to You ............................................ 3
Mlcrowave Oven Safety ............................ 4
Important safety instructions..
............... 4
Precautions to avoid possible
exposure to excessive
microwave energy.. ...............................
5
Getting to Know Your Mlcrowave Oven.. . 7
Cooking with more than one
cook cycle ..........................................
25
Using AUTO COOK ............................
26
Using AUTO DEFROST .....................
28
Auto defrost chart ...............................
30
Defrosting tips ....................................
32
Using WARM HOLD ...........................
33
How your microwave oven works ......... 7
Using POPCORN ...............................
34
For the best cooking results.. ................ 8
Changing preset cooking times .......... 35
Radio interference
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9
Testing your microwave oven ............... 9
Testing your dinnerware or cookware.. . 9
Operating safety precautions ................ 9
Caring for Your Microwave Oven ........... 36
Caring for the filters ...........................
37
Replacing the cooktop
and oven lights.. .................................
39
Electrical connection ...........................
11
oven features ....................
12
Reheating chart ................................
41
Control panel features ........................
13
Microwave cooking chart ...................
42
Using the exhaust fan .........................
18
Microwave cooking tips.. ....................
43
Microwave
Using the cooktop/countertop
light ..... 17
Using the bi-level cooking rack.. ......... 19
Setting the clock .................................
20
Using the Minute Timer.. .....................
21
Using Your Mfcrowave Oven .................. 22
Cooking at high cook power ............... 22
Cooking at different cook powers ....... 23
Cooklng Guide ........................................ 41
Guestlons and Answers .........................
Troubleshooting ......................................
Requestlng Asslstance or Service .........
Index .......................................................
Warranty ..................................................
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46
48
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A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a ROPER@ appliance.
Your ROPER microwave oven gives you all the functionality of name brand appliances at a
value price. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use
and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your
appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service for
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram in
the “Getting to Know” section for location
of plate).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this
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book
and the sales slip together
Our Consumer
Assistance
number
is toll-free.
Center
Model Number
Serlal Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place for future
reference.
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Microwave
Your
safety
is important
Oven Safety
to us.
This symbol alerts you to
hazards such as fire,
electrical shock, or
other injuries.
This guide contains safety symbols and
statements. Please pay special attention to
these symbols and follow any instructions
given. Here is a brief explanation of the use
of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
When using electrical appliances
the following:
SAFETY
basic safety precautions
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of burns,
electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or
exposure to excessive microwave energy:
l Read all instructions
before using the
microwave oven.
l 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 at the end of
this section.
l Install or locate the microwave
oven
only in accordance with the provided
Installation Instructions.
l Some products
such as whole eggs
in the shell and sealed containers for example, closed glass jars - may
explode and should not be heated in
the microwave oven.
l 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.
l 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.
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INSTRUCTIONS
should be followed, including
*The microwave oven should be serviced
only by qualified service personnel. Call
an authorized Roper service company
for examination, repair, or adjustment.
l Do not cover or block any openings
on
the microwave oven.
l Do not store the 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, and the like.
l Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
l Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
l Do not let cord hang over edge of table
or counter.
l See door surface cleaning
instructions in
the “Caring for Your Microwave Oven”
section.
l Suitable
for use above both gas and
electric cooking equipment.
l Intended
to be used above ranges with
maximum width of 36 inches.
For microwave ovens with a
ventilating hood:
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Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently Grease should not be allowed to acccmulate on hood or filter.
When flaming foods under the hood, turn
the fan off. The fan, if operating, may
spread the flame.
Use care when cleaning the vent-hood
filter. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as
lye-based oven cleaners, may damage
the filter.
@To reduce the risk of fire in the
oven cavity:
- Do not overcook food. Carefully
attend the microwave oven if 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 bag
in oven.
- 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 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.
- Do not mount over a sink.
- Do not store anything directly on top
of the microwave oven when the microwave oven is in operation.
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PRECAUTIONS
TOAVOID
POSSIBLEEXPOSURE
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.
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Electrical
requirements
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amp fused
electrical supply is required. (A time-delay
fuse is recommended.) It is recommended
that a separate circuit serving only this
appliance be provided.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug Into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Fallure to follow these instructions
can result In death, fire, or
electrical shock.
GROUNDINGINSTRUCTIONS
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 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.
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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.
For a permanently connected appliance:
This appliance must be connected to
a grounded, metallic, permanent wiring
system, or an equipment grounding conductor should be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment grounding terminal or lead on the
appliance.
Getting to Know Your
Microwave
Oven
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows you the basics
you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you
use your oven.
Explosion Hazard
Do not store flammable materials such as gasoline near the
microwave oven.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, fire, or bums.
How your microwav re 0
Microwave ovens are safe. Microwave
energy is not hot. It causes food to make
its own heat, and it’s this heat that cooks
the food.
Microwaves are like TV waves or light
waves. You cannot see them, but you can
see what they do.
A magnetron in the microwave oven
Magnetron
produces microwaves. The microwaves
move into the area under the oven floor.
There they bounce off the mixing antenna
into the oven where they contact the food.
Oven cavity
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Mlcrowaves pass through most glass,
paper, and plastics without heating them
so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves
bounce off metal containers so food does
not absorb the energy.
Mlcrowaves may not reach the center of a
roast. The heat spreads to the center from
the outer, cooked areas just as in regular
oven cooking. This is one of the reasons for
letting some foods (for example, roasts
or 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 does the cooking.
NOTE: Do not deep fry in the oven.
Microwavable utensils are not suitable and
it is difficult to maintain appropriate deep
frying temperatures.
For the best cooking
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Always cook food for the minimum
recommended cooking time. Then
check for doneness to avoid overcooking the food.
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Stlr, turn over, or rearrange the food
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being cooked about halfway through the
cooking time for all recipes. This will help
you make sure food is cooked evenly.
If you cannot flnd a glass cover, use wax
paper, paper towels, or microwaveapproved plastic wrap. Turn back a corner
to vent steam during cooking.
results
Radio interference
Using your microwave oven may cause
interference to your radio, TV, or similar
equipment. When there is interference,
you can reduce it or remove it by:
l Cleanlng the door and sealing surfaces of
the oven.
l Adjustlng
the receiving antenna of the
radio or television.
Testing your microwave
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Movlng the receiver away from the
microwave oven.
Plugglng the microwave oven into a
different outlet so that the microwave oven
and receiver are on different branch
circuits.
oven
To test the oven put about 1 cup of cold
water in a glass container in
the oven. Close the door.
Make sure it latches. Follow
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the directions on page 22
to set the oven to cook for
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2 minutes. When the time is up, the water
should be heated.
Testing your dinnerware
or cookware
Test dinnerware or cookware before using.
To test a dish for safe use, put it into the oven
with a cup of water beside it. Cook at 100%
cook power for one minute. If the dlsh gets
hot and water stays cool, do not use It.
Some dishes (melamine, some ceramic
dinnerware, etc.) absorb microwave energy,
becoming too hot to handle and slowing
cooking times. Cooking in metal containers
not designed for microwave use could
damage the oven, as could containers with
hidden metal (twist-ties, foil lining, staples,
metallic glaze or trim).
Operating
safety precautions
Never cook or reheat a whole egg lnslde
the shell. Steam buildup in whole eggs may
cause them to burst and burn you, and
possibly damage the oven. Slice hard-boiled
eggs before heating. In rare cases, poached
eggs have been known to explode. Cover
poached eggs and allow a standing time of
one minute before cutting into them.
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For best results, stlr any llquld several
tlmes before heatlng or reheating. Liquids
heated in certain containers (especially
containers shaped like cylinders) may
become overheated. The liquid may splash
out with a loud noise during or after heating
or when adding ingredients (coffee granules,
tea bags, etc.). This can harm the oven and
possibly injure someone.
Never pull on the door or allow a child to
swing on it when the door is open. Injury
could result.
Use hot pads. Microwave energy does not
heat containers, but heat from the food can
make the container hot.
Do not overcook potatoes. Fire could result.
At the end of the recommended cooking time,
potatoes should be slightly firm because they
will continue cooking during standing time.
After mlcrowavlng, wrap potatoes in foil and
set aside for 5 minutes. They will finish
cooking while standing.
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Do not start a microwave oven when it is
empty. Product life may be shortened.
If you practice programming the oven,
put a container of water in the oven.
It is normal for the oven door to look wavy
after the oven has been running for a while.
Do not use newspaper 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 could result.
not try to melt paraffin wax in the oven.
Paraffin wax will not melt in a microwave
oven because it allows microwaves to pass
through it.
Do
Electrical
connection
lf your electric power llne or outlet
voltage is less than 110 volts, cooking times
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Clrcult breaker
or fuse box
may be longer. Have a qualified electrician
check your electrical system.
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Microwave
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oven features
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Your microwave oven is designed to make
your cooking experience as enjoyable and
productive as possible. To get you up and
running quickly, the following is a list of the
oven’s basic features:
1. Door Handle. Pull to open door.
2. Door Safety Lock System. The oven will
not operate unless the door is securely
closed.
3. Window wlth Metal Shield. Shield
prevents microwaves from escaping. It is
designed as a screen to allow you to view
food as it cooks.
4. Two-Posltlon BI-Level Cooklng Rack
Accessory (optlonal). Use for extra
space when cooking in more than one
container at the same time. See page 19
for more information.
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5. Fllter. See page 37 for cleaning
information.
6. CooktopKountertop
Llght. Turn on to
light your cooktop or countertop or turn
on as a night light. See page 17 for
more information.
7. Exhaust Fan and Cooktop Llght
Switches. See pages 16-l 9 for more
information.
8. Control Panel. Touch the pads on this
panel to perform all functions. See
pages 13-l 5 for more information.
9. Vent Grille.
10. Cooklng Gulde. Use as a quick
reference for Auto Cook and Auto
Defrost settings.
11. Model and Serial Number Plate.
Control
panel features
Your microwave oven control panel lets you select the desired cooking function quickly and
easily. All you have to do is touch the necessary Command Pad. The following is a list of all
the Command and Number Pads located on the control panel. For more information, see
pages 16-35.
Q4
Q8
Q7
Q11
Q10
Q13
1. Display. The Display includes a clock and
indicators to tell you time of day, cooking
time settings, and cooking functions
selected.
2. COOK TIME. Touch this pad followed by
Number Pads to set a cooking time. See
pages 22, 24, and 25 for more information.
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3. COOK POWER. Touch this pad after
the cook time has been set, followed by
a Number Pad to set the amount of
microwave energy released to cook the
food. The higher the number, the higher
the microwave power or “cooking
speed.” See page 23 for more information. See the “Microwave cooking chart”
on page 42 for specific Cook Powers to
use for the foods you are cooking.
4. WARM HOLD. Touch this pad to keep
hot, cooked foods safely warm in your
microwave oven for up to 99 minutes,
99 seconds. WARM HOLD can be used
by itself, or it can automatically follow a
cooking cycle. See page 33 for more
information.
5. AUTO COOK. Touch this pad to cook
common microwave-prepared
foods
without needing to program times and
Cook Powers. See page 26 for more
information.
6. POPCORN. Touch this pad when
popping popcorn in your microwave
oven. The oven will automatically heat
for a preset time at a preset Cook
Power. See page 34 for more
information.
7. AUTO DEFROST. Touch this pad
followed by Number Pads to thaw
frozen meat by weight. See page 28
for more information.
8. Number Pads. Touch Number Pads
to enter cooking times, Cook Powers,
quantities, weights, or food categories.
The following Number Pads also
have other functions:
l Number Pad 7 shortens cooking
time by 10% (see page 35).
l Number Pad 9 lengthens
cooking
time by 10% (see page 35).
l Number Pad 8 returns a changed
cooking time to the preset cooking
time (see page 35).
9. CLOCK SET. Touch this pad to enter
the correct time of day. See page 20 for
more information.
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10. TIMER SET. Touch this pad to set the
Minute Timer. See page 21 for more
information.
11. TIMER OFF. Touch this pad to cancel
the Minute Timer. See page 21 for more
information.
12. START/ENTER. Touch this pad to start
a function. If you open the door after
the oven begins to cook, retouch
START/ENTER. See page 15 for more
information.
13. CANCEL/OFF. Touch this pad to
erase an incorrect command, cancel a
program during cooking, or to clear
the Display. See page 15 for more
information.
14. HIGH. Touch this pad to turn on the fan
at high speed. See page 16 for more
information.
15. LOW. Touch this pad to turn on the fan
at low speed. See page 16 for more
information.
16. OFF. Touch this pad to turn off the fan.
See page 16 for more information.
17. ON. Touch this pad to turn on the
cooktop/countertop
light. See page 17
for more information.
18. OFF. Touch this pad to turn off the
cooktop/countettop
light. See page 18
for more information.
NOTES:
If you have entered all settings for a
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function but do not touch the Stan/Enter
pad in 5 seconds, the Start indicator light
will flash.
If you open the door while the oven is on
and then shut the door, the Start indicator
light will flash. Touch START/ENTER to
continue.
If you choose a function but do not press
another command pad within 1 minute, the
display returns to the time of day and you
have to start over.
Audible
signals
Audible signals are available to guide you
when setting and using your oven:
l A programming
tone will sound each
time you touch a pad.
l One long tone signals the end of a Minute
Timer countdown.
l Four tones signal the end of a cooking
cycle.
l Two tones sound once every minute after
an End-of-Cooking signal as a reminder if
food has not been removed from oven.
l Two consecutive,
short tones will sound
while entering and exiting from a hidden
feature, Time of Day, or next highest
priority display.
l Three tones sound if you have made an
incorrect entry.
To disable audible signals:
Touch and hold Number Pad 1 for 4 seconds.
To turn signals back on:
Touch and hold Number Pad 1 for 4 seconds.
If you do not want to continue cooking:
Close the door and the light goes off.
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OR
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CANCEL
OFF
Using your
the hood
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cooktop
under
Do not leave the area when using your
cooktop at a high setting. Accidental fires
from boilovers or spattering on the surface
unit could spread, especially if the exhaust
fan is operating.
Do not “flame” foods on the cooktop. The
fan, if operating, could spread the flame
and cause personal injury or property
damage.
NOTE: This appliance is suitable for use
above both gas and electric cooking equipment 36 inches wide or less.
NOTE: Three tones, followed by two tones,
will sound when audible signals are turned
on or off. The three tones will be omitted if
all tones are disabled.
Interrupting
cooking
You can stop the oven during a cycle by
opening the door. The oven stops heating
and the fan stops, but the light stays on.
To restart cooklng, close the door and
TOUCH
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Using the exhaust
fan
The three pads on the bottom left of
the control panel control the 2-speed
Exhaust Fan.
1. Choose
fan speed.
TOUCH
NOTE: If the temperature gets too hot
around the microwave oven, the exhaust
fan in the vent hood will automatically
turn on at the LOW setting to protect the
oven. It may stay on up to an hour to cool
the oven. When this occurs, the Fan OFF
Pad will not turn the fan off.
2. Turn off fan when desired.
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OR
TOUCH
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To set fan to run for a
specific time:
TOUCH
NOTE: The Minute Timer must not be in use
when starting this feature.
1. Start fan.
I LOW
YOU SEE
2. Touch TIMER SET.
NOTE: If both the fan and light are
operating and the TIMER SET Pad is
touched twice, both the fan and light will
be controlled by the timer. The Display
will alternate between “FAN” and “LIGHT
one time before HRMN is displayed.
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SET
(twice wlthln
3 seconds)
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Then:
3. Set fan run time.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example to run fan for one hour and
30 minutes:
4. Start timed fan feature.
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If both the timed fan and light features
have been selected, an “H” (Hood) will
be displayed.
OR
To check the remaining
fan
time during a cooking
cycle:
TOUCH
To cancel
TOUCH
the timed
fan feature:
NOTE: Touching the TIMER OFF Pad shuts
off both the fan and timed feature. Touching
the Fan OFF Pad shuts off just the fan.
Using the cooktop/countertop
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The two pads on the bottom right of
the control panel control the cooktop/
countertop light.
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1. Turn on light.
TOUCH
light
LIGHT
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2. Turn off light when desired.
TOUCH
To set light to be on for a
specific
time:
TOUCH
NOTE: The Minute Timer must not be in use
when starting this feature.
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1. Turn on light.
2. Touch TIMER SET.
NOTE: If both the fan and light are
operating and the TIMER SET Pad is
touched twice, both the fan and light will
be controlled by the timer. The Disolav
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TIMER
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3 seconds)
3. Set light on time.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example to turn light on for two hours:
4. Stat-t timed light feature.
NOTES:
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The letter I” indicates the timed light
feature has been selected.
If both the timed light and fan features
have been selected, an “H” (Hood) will
be displayed.
OR
To check the remaining
light
time during a cooking
cycle:
TOUCH
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To cancel
the timed
light feature:
TIMER
SET
TOUCH
NOTE: Touching the TIMER OFF Pad shuts
off both the light and timed feature. Touching
the Light OFF Pad shuts off just the light.
Using the bi-level cooking
You can order a Bi-Level Cooking Rack
(Part No. 4358803) from your Roper dealer
for extra space when cooking in more than
one container at the same time. The metal
rack can be turned upside-down to help fit
taller containers on the bottom of the oven.
if your Roper dealer does not stock the
rack, you can order it, by part number, by
calling 1-800-447-8737 and following the
instructions and telephone prompts you hear.
Inserting
Burn Hazard
Use oven mitts to remove items from
microwave.
Do not touch areas near oven vent
openings during use.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in burns.
the rack
First position: Insert the rack securely
into the rack supports on the side walls of
the oven.
NOTES:
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Second position: Turn rack upside-down
when using a taller container on the bottom
of the oven.
rack
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Arcing and damage to the oven could result
if someone accidentally starts the oven.
Do not operate the oven with the metal
rack stored on the floor of the oven.
Damage to the interior finish will result.
Use rack only in the microwave oven.
Do not use rack with browning dish.
Do not let food container on rack
touch the top or sides of the oven.
Do not cook foods directly on rack
without putting them in containers first.
Do not place a metal cooking container
on rack. Place a microwave-safe plate
under container.
Only use the Bi-Level Cooking Rack
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when cooking at more than one level.
Setting
the clock
When your microwave oven is first plugged
in, or after a power failure, the Display will
show “88:88.” For the first 30 seconds after
the power is on, you can set the clock time
without touching CLOCK SET. After 30
seconds has gone by, you must follow the
directions below to set the time. If a time of
day is not set, “88:88” will show on the
Display until you touch CLOCK SET.
NOTES:
You can set the clock even while the oven
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is cooking food.
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if you touch In an incorrect time and
touch CLOCK SET, three tones will sound.
Enter the correct time.
if you touch CANCEUOFF while setting
the clock, the Display will show the last
time of day set or “:” if no time of day has
been set.
To set time:
1. Choose
setting.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(for 3 seconds)
2. Enter time of day.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example for 12:OO:
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3. Complete
20
entry.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Using the Minute
Timer
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You can use your microwave oven as a
minute timer. Use the Minute Timer for
timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
NOTE: The oven can operate while the
Minute Timer is in use. To see the Minute
Timer while the oven is cooking, touch
Tl&lER SET.
1. Touch TIMER SET.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
After 1 second:
2. Enter time to be counted
down.
Example for 1 minute, 30 seconds:
NOTE: If you enter more than four digits,
three tones will sound. Touch START/
ENTER to count down the 3-digit time
you have entered or touch TIMER OFF
to clear the Display. To start over, touch
TIMER SET and re-enter desired time.
3. Start countdown.
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TOUCH
NOTE: If you do not do this step within
three seconds of doing Step 2, “START”
will flash. You then have 1 minute to
touch START/ENTER or TIMER SET
before the Display returns to time of day.
YOU SEE
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OR
At end of countdown:
YOU SEE
(one long tone will sound)
To cancel
Minute
Timer:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
During countdown:
(tlme of day)
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Oven
This section gives you instructions
instructions carefully.
for operating each function. Please read these
NOTE: A new rating method* rates this oven at 850 watts. However, you may use a
reliable cookbook and recipes developed for microwave ovens that were rated before
at 700-800 watts.
* IEC-705 Test Procedure. The IEC-705 Test Procedure is an internationally recognized method of rating microwave
output and does not represent an actual change to output power or cooking periormance.
Cooking
wattage
at high cook power
1. Put food in oven and close the
door.
2. Set cooking
time.
Example for 1 minute, 30 seconds:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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3. Start oven.
At end of cooking time:
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(four tones will sound)
Changing
instructions
You can change the cooking time any time
by repeating Steps 2 and 3.
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Cooking
at different
cook powers
The following chart gives the percentage of
Cook Power each Number Pad stands for,
and the Cook Power name usually used. It
also tells you when to use each Cook
Power. Follow recipe or food package
instructions if available.
For best results, some recipes call for
different Cook Powers. The lower the Cook
Power, the slower the cooking. Each
Number Pad also stands for a different
percentage of Cook Power. Many microwave cookbook recipes tell you by number,
percent, or name which Cook Power to use.
POWER
NAME
WHEN
1O=lOO% of full power
High
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COOK
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TO USE IT
Quick heating many convenience foods
and foods with high water content, such
as soups and beverages
Cooking small tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces, fish fillets,
and vegetables
9=90% of full power
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Heating cream soups
8=80% of full power
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Heating rice, pasta, or casseroles
7=70% of full power
Medium-High
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Medium
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Medium-Low,
Defrost
2~20% of full power
1=lO% of full power
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Cooking and heating foods that need a
Cook Power lower than high (for example,
whole fish and meat loaf) or when food is
cooking too fast
Reheating a single serving of food
Cooking requiring special care, such as
cheese and egg dishes, pudding, and
custards
Finishing cooking casseroles
Cooking ham, whole poultry, and pot roasts
Melting chocolate
Simmering stews
Heating pastries
Defrosting foods, such as bread, fish,
meats, poultry, and precooked foods
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream
Keeping food warm
Taking chill out of fruit
NOTE: Once cook time has been entered you can also use the Cook Power pad as a
second Minute Timer by entering “0” for the Cook Power. The oven will count down the
cooking time you set without cooking.
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1. Put food in oven and close
the door.
2. Set cooking
time.
Example for 7 minutes, 30 seconds:
3. Set Cook Power.
Example for 50% Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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4. Start oven.
At end of cooking time:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(four tones will sound)
Changing
instructions
You can change the cooking time or Cook
Power any time by repeating Steps 2 and/or
3 and 4.
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5. Start oven.
TOUCH
At end of cooking time:
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
(four tones will sound)
Changing
instructions
You can change times or Cook Powers for
a cycle any time after that cycle starts by
repeating Steps 2 and/or 3 and 4.
Using AUTO COOK
Cooking with AUTO COOK lets you cook
common microwave-prepared
foods without
needing to program times and Cook Powers.
AUTO COOK has preset times and Cook
Powers for five major food categories:
Casserole, Baked Potato, Baked Goods,
Fresh Vegetables, and Frozen Vegetables.
All you do is touch the Number Pad assigned
to the desired category and enter the number
of items or servings being heated. Your
microwave oven does the rest.
See the “Microwave cooking chart”
in the “Cooking Guide” section when cooking with cooking time and Cook Power.
NOTE:
1. Put food in oven and close
the door.
2. Choose
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AUTO COOK.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
5. Start oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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After the first cycle is over, the next
cycle(s) will count down.
At end of cooking time:
(first cycle)
YOU SEE
(four tones will sound)
Changing
instructions
You can change times or Cook Powers for
a cycle any time after that cycle starts by
repeating Steps 2 and/or 3 and 4.
Using AUTO COOK
Cooking with AUTO COOK lets you cook
common microwave-prepared
foods without
needing to program times and Cook Powers.
AUTO COOK has preset times and Cook
Powers for five major food categories:
Casserole, Baked Potato, Baked Goods,
Fresh Vegetables, and Frozen Vegetables.
All you do is touch the Number Pad assigned
to the desired category and enter the number
of items or servings being heated. Your
microwave oven does the rest.
NOTE: See the “Microwave cooking chart”
in the “Cooking Guide” section when cooking with cooking time and Cook Power.
1. Put food in oven and close
the door.
2. Choose
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AUTO COOK.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
3. Choose
YOU SEE
food category.
Example for Category 1 (casserole):
To select categories, follow this chart:
CATEGORY
TOUCH
PAD
NUMBER
Casseroles
1
Baked
Potato
2
Baked
Goods
3
Fresh
Vegetables
4
Frozen
Vegetables
5
Then:
4. Enter quantity/servings.
The number of servings/items you can
cook are shown in the chart below:
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Baked Potato
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Baked Goods
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Fresh
Vegetables
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NOTE: If the quantity you entered is not
correct, you can change it by touching
AUTO COOK again and starting over.
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5. Start oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
YOU SEE
At end of cooking time:
Using AUTO DEFROST
Your microwave oven automatically
defrosts a variety of common meats at
preset Cook Powers for preset times. The
3-stage defrost cycle is programmed for
meat, poultry, and fish. All you do is touch
the Command Pad assigned to the desired
category and enter the weight of the items
being defrosted. Your microwave oven
does the rest.
NOTES:
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See the “Auto defrost chart” later in this
section for defrosting directions for
each food.
To defrost items not llsted in “Auto
defrost chart”, use 30% Cook Power.
Refer to a reliable cookbook for defrosting
information.
1. Put frozen food in oven and
close the door.
2. Choose
AUTO DEFROST.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
3. Choose
food category.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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Example for Category 1 (meat):
To select categories, follow this chart:
CATEGORY
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TOUCH
PAD
NUMBER
Meat
1
Poultry
2
Fish
3
Then:
4. Enter food’s weight (in pounds
and tenths of a pound).
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example for 1.2 Ibs:
NOTES:
For converting fractions of a pound
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to decimals, see the “Weight conversion chart” later in this section.
If you enter an incorrect weight, touch
AUTO DEFROST again and enter the
correct weight.
5. Start oven.
6. After half thedefrost
time is
over, Display will prompt you to
turn over food while oven
continues to defrost.
YOU SEE
Open door, turn over food, and
shield any warm portions.
NOTE: If you do not open the door within
two minutes, the Display will resume the
countdown.
Close the door.
7. Restart oven.
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
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(approxlmate the remaining)
At end of defrosting time:
YOU SEE
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Auto defrost
Meat
chart
setting
FOOD
Beef
AT PAUSE
Ground Beef,
Bulk
Remove thawed portions with
fork. Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Ground Beef,
Patties
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Meat of irregular shape and large, fatty
cuts of meat should have the narrow
or fatty areas shielded with foil at the
beginning of a defrost cycle.
Do not defrost less than !A lb. Freeze
in doughnut shape.
Separate and rearrange.
Do not defrost less than two 4 oz
patties. Depress center when freezing.
Round Steak
Turn over. Cover warm areas
with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Tenderloin
Steak
Turn over. Cover warm areas
with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Stew Beef
Remove thawed portions with
fork. Separate remainder.
Return remainder to oven.
Place in a microwavable
Pot Roast,
Chuck Roast
Rib Roast
Turn
with
Turn
with
over. Cover warm areas
aluminum foil.
over. Cover warm areas
aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Rolled Rump
Roast
Turn over. Cover warm areas
with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavabie
roasting rack.
Remove thawed portions with
fork. Return remainder to oven.
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
” Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
,:
baking dish.
Lamb
Cubes for
Stew
Chops
(1 inch thick)
baking dish.
Pork
Chops
(95 inch thick)
Hot Dogs
Spareribs,
Country-Style
Ribs
Sausage,
Links
Turn over. Cover warm areas
with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Separate and rearrange.
Place on a microwavable
roasting rack.
Sausage,
Bulk
Remove thawed portions with
fork. Turn over. Return remainder to oven.
Turn over. Cover warm areas
with aluminum foil.
Place in a microwavable
Loin Roast,
Boneless
Place on a microwavable
baking dish.
roasting rack.
Fish setting
FOOD
AT PAUSE
$PECiAL INSTRUCTIONS
Fillets
Turn over. Separate fillets
when partially thawed.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Carefully separate fillets under cold water.
Steaks
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Run cold water over to finish defrosting.
Whole
Turn over.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Cover head and tail with foil; do not let foil
touch sides of microwave oven. Finish
defrosting by immersing in cold water.
Fish
Shell Fish
..
Crabmeat
Break apart. Turn over.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Lobster Tails
Turn over and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Shrimp
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Scallops
Separate and rearrange.
Place in a microwavable baking dish.
Poultry
.
setting
AT PAUSE
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Whole (up to
Y/z ibs)
Turn over (finish defrosting
breast-side down). Cover
warm areas with aluminum
foil.
Place chicken breast-side up on a microwavable roasting rack. Finish defrosting
by immersing in cold water. Remove
giblets when chicken is partially defrosted
cut up
Separate pieces and
rearrange.
Place on a microwavabie
Turn over. Cover warm
areas with aluminum foil.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold
water.
Turn over. Cover warm
areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold
Turn over. Cover warm
areas with aluminum foil.
Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
Finish defrosting by immersing in cold
water.
FOOD
Chicken
roasting rack.
Cornish
Hens
Whole
.’
Turkey
Breast
(under 6 Ibs)
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Weight
conversion
chart
You are probably used to food weights as
being in pounds and ounces that are fractions of a pound (for example 4 ounces
equals Vi pound). However, in order to enter
food weight in AUTO DEFROST, you must
specify pounds and tenths of a pound.
if the weight on the food package is in
fractions of a pound, you can use the
following chart to convert the weight to
decimals.
EQUIVALENT OUNCE WEIGHT
NUMBER AFTER DECIMAL
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.20
.25
.30
.40
.50
.60
.70
.75
.80
.90
1 .oo
One-Quarter
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Pound
One-Half Pound
Three-Quarters
Pound
One Pound
Defrosting
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When using AUTO DEFROST, the
weight to be entered is the net weight in
pounds and tenths of pounds (the weight
of the food minus the container).
Only use AUTO DEFROST for raw
food. AUTO DEFROST gives best
results when food to be thawed is a
minimum of 0°F. If food has been stored
in a refrigerator-freezer that does not
maintain a temperature of 0°F or below,
always program a lower food weight
(for a shorter defrosting time) to prevent
cooking the food.
if the food is kept outside the freezer for
up to 20 minutes, enter a lower food
weight.
if the food is kept outside the freezer for
more than 20 minutes, and for defrosting
ready-made food, defrost by time and
power and let stand after defrosting.
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3.2
4.0
4.8
6.4
8.0
9.6
11.2
12.0
12.8
14.4
16.0
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The shape of the package alters the
defrosting time. Shallow rectangular
packets defrost more quickly than a
deep block.
Separate pieces as they begin to defrost.
Separated pieces defrost more easily.
You can use small pieces of aluminum
foil to shield foods like chicken wings, leg
tips, and fish tails, but the foil must not
touch the side of the oven. Foil can damage the oven lining.
Shield areas of food with small pieces of
foil if they start to become warm. Make
sure the foil does not touch the sides, top
or bottom of the oven.
For better results, a preset standing
time is included in the defrosting time. This
may make the defrosting time seem longer
than expected. (For more information on
standing time, see “Microwave cooking
tips” in the “Cooking Guide” section.)
Using WARM HOLD
You can safely keep hot, cooked food warm
in your microwave oven for up to
99 minutes, 99 seconds (about 1 hour,
40 minutes). You can use WARM HOLD
by itself, or to automatically follow a
cooking cycle.
NOTES:
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99 minutes, 99 seconds.
Opening the oven door cancels WARM
HOLD. Close the door and touch WARM
HOLD, then touch START/ENTER if
additional WARM HOLD time is desired.
Food cooked covered should be covered
during WARM HOLD.
Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.)
should be uncovered during WARM
HOLD.
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Complete meals kept warm on a dinner
plate should be covered during WARM
HOLD.
Do not use more than one complete
WARM HOLD cycle (about 1 hour,
40 minutes). The quality of some foods
will suffer with extended time.
1. Put hot, cooked food in oven
and close the door.
2. Choose
setting.
3. Start oven (optional).
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
If you do not touch START/ENTER, the
oven will start cooking 3 seconds after
you complete the previous steps.
To make WARM HOLD automatically
follow
another
cycle:
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instructions, touch WARM HOLD before
touching START/ENTER.
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You can set WARM HOLD to follow
AUTO DEFROST, COOK, or multi-cycle
cooking.
When the last cooking cycle is over, you
will hear two tones. “WARM” will come on
while the oven continues to run.
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.
Using POPCORN
POPCORN lets you pop commercially
packaged microwave popcorn by touching
just one pad. Pop only one package at a
time. If you are using a microwave popcorn
popper, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
You can set your microwave oven to pop
different size bags of popcorn. You specify
the setting by the number of times you touch
POPCORN. Cooking performance may vary
with brand and fat content. Try several
brands to decide which gives best popping
results. For best results, use fresh bags of
popcorn.
NOTE: If you want to change the popping
time after choosing POPCORN, see the
“Changing preset cooking times” section.
Fire Hazard
Do not repop unpopped kernels.
Do not reuse popcorn bags.
Dolng so can result In death, fire,
or burns.
1. Place bag in oven and close
the door.
2. Choose
POPCORN.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
To correctly set your microwave oven,
follow this chart:
After three seconds, oven starts popping
popcorn:
YOU SEE
(time counts
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down)
Every 10 seconds the Display will alternate
between “POP-” and “CORN” and then
show the time remaining.
YOU SEE
At end of popping time:
YOU SEE
(four tones will sound)
Changing
preset cooking
times
If a preset cooking time is too long or too
short, you can lengthen or shorten the
cooking time by 10% after choosing AUTO
COOK. You can only change cooking times
before cooking starts.
To lengthen cooking time by 10%:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(example
To shorten cooking time by 10%:
TOUCH
for auto cook)
YOU SEE
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To reset to the original cooking time:
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Caring for Your Microwave
Oven
To make sure your microwave oven looks good and works well for a long time, you should
maintain it properly. For proper care, please follow these instructions carefully.
For interior surfaces: Wash often with
warm, sudsy water and a sponge or soft
cloth. Use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or a
mild detergent. Be sure to keep the areas
clean where the door and oven frame
touch when closed. Wipe well with clean
water. Over time, stains can occur on the
surfaces as the result of food particles
spattering during cooking. This is normal.
For stubborn soil, boil a cup of water in the
oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Steam will soften
the soil. To get rid of odors inside the oven,
boil a cup of water with lemon juice or
vinegar.
For exterior surfaces and control panel:
Use a soft cloth with spray glass cleaner.
Apply the spray glass cleaner to the soft
cloth; do not spray directly on the oven.
NOTE: Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool
pads, gritty wash cloths, some paper
towels, etc., can damage the control panel
and the interior and exterior oven surfaces.
Cleaning
cooking
the bi-level
rack
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Wash by hand with a mild detergent and a
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soft or nylon scrub brush. Dry completely.
Do not use abrasive scrubbers or cleansers to clean rack.
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Caring
for the filters
Do not allow grease and soil to build up
in the grease filters. It will decrease the
exhaust fan efficiency. Remove and clean
grease filters at least once a month. When
you have removed a grease filter or a
charcoal filter remember to replace the filter
before you operate the hood.
NOTE: The charcoal filter is available as an
accessory when the microwave oven is
installed to recirculate air.
2. Soak grease filters in hot water and a mild
detergent. Scrub and swish to remove
embedded dirt and grease. Rinse well and
shake to dry. Do not clean filters with
ammonia, corrosive cleaning agents
such as lye-based oven cleaners, or
place them in a dishwasher.-The filters
will turn black or could be damaged.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before removing
vent cover.
Replace ail panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death
or electrical shock.
Before
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removing
3. To replace grease filters, slide filter in
the frame slot on one side of the opening.
Push filter upward and push to the other
side to lock into place.
filters:
Unplug power cord or turn off power
suPPlY-
Grease
filters:
1. To remove grease filters, slide each filter
to the side. Pull filters downward and push
to the other side. The filter will drop out.
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Charcoal
filter
accessory:
Your microwave oven does not come
equipped with a charcoal filter. if your
microwave hood combination is being used
to recirculate air, we recommend that you
install the charcoal filter accessory. Replacement charcoal filters are available from your
authorized Roper service company, Par-l
No. 4359416, or by calling the Consumer
Assistance Center at l-800-447-6737.
You
cannot clean the charcoal filter and should
replace it every 6-l 2 months.
4. Slide a new charcoal filter into place. The
filter should rest at the angle shown.
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1. Remove the vent cover mounting screws.
2. Tip the cover forward, then lift out to
remove.
5. Slide the bottom of the vent cover into
place. Push the top until it snaps into
place. Replace the mounting screws.
After
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3. if you need to remove an existing
charcoal filter, lift the back of the
charcoal filter. Slide the filter straight out.
If you are installing a filter for the first time
go to Step 4.
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replacing
filters:
Plug in power cord or turn on power
supply.
Replacing
the cooktop
and oven lights
The oven
Fire Hazard
Use only candelabra-base bulbs,
30-watt maximum.
Turn off power at main power
supply before replacing the light
bulb.
Failure to follow the above could
result in fire or electrical shock.
The cooktop
light
1. Turn off power at the main power supply.
light
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before removing
vent cover.
Replace ail panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Turn off power at the main power supply.
Bulb-cover
mountlng screws
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.
3. Replace bulb(s) with candelabra-base
30-watt bulb(s) available from your
authorized Roper service company
(Part No. 4158432).
2. Remove the vent cover mounting screws.
3. Tip the cover forward, then lift out to
remove.
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4. Remove bulb holder mounting screw.
Bulb holder
8. Slide the top of the vent cover into place.
Push the bottom until it snaps into place.
Replace the mounting screws. Turn the
power back on at the main power supply.
5. Lift up the bulb holder.
6. Replace the bulb with a candelabrabase 30-watt bulb available from your
authorized Roper service company
(Part No. 4158432).
7. Replace the bulb holder and mounting
screw.
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Cooking
Reheating
chart
Times are approximate
and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
STARTING
TEMP
ITEM
Meat (Chicken pieces,
chops, hamburgers,
meat loaf slices)
1 serving
2 servings
TIME/POWER
PROCEDURE
Cover loosely.
Meat Slices (Beef, ham,
pork, turkey) 1 or more
servings
Stirrable Casseroles
Main Dishes
1 serving
2 servings
4-6 servings
Guide
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
l-2 min at 70%
2X-4% min at 70%
Room temp
45 set-1 min per serving
at 50%
l-3 min per serving at 50%
Refrigerated
and
Cover with gravy or wax
paper. Check after
30 seconds per serving.
Cover. Stir after half the
time.
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
2-4 min at 100%
4-6 min at 100%
6-S min at 100%
Nonstirrable
Casseroles
and Main Dishes
1 serving
2 servings
4-6 servings
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
5-6 min at 50%
9-12 min at 50%
13-l 6 min at 50%
Soup, Cream
1 cup
1 can (103/4 02)
Refrigerated
Room temp
3.4% min at 50%
5-7 min at 50%
Soup, Clear
1 cup
1 can (10% 02)
Refrigerated
Room temp
2%-3% min at 100%
4.5% min at 100%
Pizza
1 slice
1 slice
2 slices
2 slices
Room temp
Refrigerated
Room tamp
Refrigerated
15-25
30-40
30-40
45-55
Vegetables
1 serving
2 servings
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
-Y-l % min at 100%
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Baked Potato
1
2
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
l-2 min at 50%
2-3 min at 50%
Cut potato lengthwise and
then several times crosswise. Cover with wax paper.
Room temp
Room temp
Room temp
8-l 2 set at 50%
ll-15secat
100%
18-22 set at 100%
Wrap single roll, bagel, or
muffin in paper tow&. To
reheat several, line plate
with paper towel. Cover
with another paper towel.
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
5-7 min at 70%
30 set at 100%
Breads
(Dinner or breakfast
1 roll
2 rolls
4 rolls
Pie
Whole
1 slice
Cover with wax paper.
p$r.
Stir after half the
Cover. Stir after half the
time.
Place on paper towel.
set
set
set
set
at
at
at
at
100%
100%
100%
100%
roll)
Cover. Stir after half the
time.
Cover with paper towel.
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Microwave
cooking
Times are approximate
chart
and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
NOTE: See “Using AUTO COOK” in the “Using Your Microwave Oven” section for instructions on how to cook without entering cooking times or Cook Powers.
MEATS, POULTRY, FISH. SEAFOOD
VEGETABLES (continued)
Allow standing time after cooking.
Cook at 100% Cook Power.
FOOD
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Caullflower
6-9 min
FOOD
COOK
POWER
TlME
Bacon
100%
45 set to
(medium head)
1 min 15sec
per slice
Corn on the Cob
4-6 min
Is;
4-9 min
6-l 6 min
Potatoes, Baked
13-19 min
(per slice)
Ground Beef
for Casseroles (1 lb)
100%
Hamburger
Patties (2)
100%
1st side 2 min
2nd side 1% to
2X min
Hamburger
Pattles (4)
100%
1st side 2% min
2nd side 2-3 min
Meat Loaf
(4 medium)
100%
100%
Internal temperature
after standing.
Turkey
Breast
3-8 min
OTHER
COOK
POWER
TlME
13-19 min
FOOD
100%
7-10 min
6-9 min/lb
Applesauce
(4 servings)
Baked
Apples (4)
Chocolate
100%
4-6 min
50%
l-2 min
(1X Ibs)
Chlcken
Pieces
Squash,
Summer (1 lb)
should be 185°F
5 min
8-l 2 min/lb
m
70%
Internal temperature should be 185°F
after standing.
(melt 1
square)
Flsh Fillets
(2)
100%
100%
5-6 min
I 00%
3%-?/z min
Eggs,
100%
Scrambled
1 min 15sec
to 1 min
(1 lb)
Scallops and
Shrlmp (1 lb)
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Hot Cereals
VEGETABLES
100%
1 X-5 min
4’/2-7 min
(1 serving)
(4 servings)
Cook at 100% Cook Power.
FOOD
2-3 min
(4)
TlME
Nachos
Beans, Green or
Yellow (1 lb)
6-l 2 min
(large plate)
Broccoli (1 lb)
6-10 min
Water for
Beverage
Carrots (1 lb)
8-l 2 min
(1 cup)
(2 cups)
50%
1 N-2X min
100%
2x-4 min
41/2-6 min
Microwave
Amount
cooking
tips
Covering
of food
If you Increase or decrease the amount
of food you prepare, the time it takes to
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cook that food will also change. For
example, if you double a recipe, add a little
more than half the original cooking time.
Check for doneness and, if necessary, add
more time in small increments.
If you want to cook two meals or containers of food at the same time, you can
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do so with the W-Level Cooking Rack. For
example, you can cook two frozen dinners
or reheat two plates of food by placing one
on the rack and one under the rack.
Starting
temperature
Cover food to:
Reduce splattering
l Shorten
cooking times
l Retaln food moisture
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All coverings that allow microwaves to pass
through are suitable.
Releasing
Using
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Composition
of food
Food with a lot of fat and sugar will be
heated faster than food containing a lot of
water. Fat and sugar will also reach a
higher temperature than water in the
cooking process.
The more dense the food, the longer it
takes to heat. “Very dense” food like meat
takes longer to reheat than lighter, more
porous food like sponge cakes.
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in foods
potatoes, sausages, egg yolks, and some
fruits) are tightly covered by a skin or
membrane. This can cause the food to
burst from steam building up in them
during cooking. To relieve the pressure
and to prevent bursting, pierce these
foods before cooking with a fork, cocktail
pick, or toothpick.
of food
being put into the microwave oven, the
longer it takes to cook. Food at room
temperature will be reheated more quickly
than food at refrigerator temperature.
pressure
Several foods (for example: baked
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The lower the temperature of the food
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food
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standing
time
Always allow food to stand for a while
after cooking. Standing time after defrosting, cooking, or reheating always improves
the result since the temperature will then
be evenly distributed throughout the food.
The length of the standing tlme depends
on the volume and density of the food.
Sometimes it can be as short as the time it
takes you to remove the food from the oven
and take it to the serving table. However,
with larger, denser food, the standing time
may be as long as 10 minutes.
Size and shape
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Smaller pieces of food will cook faster
than larger pieces and same-shaped
pieces of food cook more evenly than
irregularly shaped foods.
With unevenly shaped foods, the thinner
parts will cook faster than the thicker areas.
Place the thinner parts of chicken wings
and legs in the center of the dish.
Stirring,
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turning
foods
Stlrrlng and turning foods distributes heat
quickly to the center of the dish and avoids
overcooking at the outer edges of the food.
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Arranging
food
For best results, distribute food evenly on
the plate. You can do this in several ways:
If you are cooking several Items of the
same food, such as baked potatoes,
place them in a ring pattern for uniform
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cooking.
When cooking foods of uneven shapes
or thickness, such as chicken breasts,
place the smaller or thinner area of the
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food towards the center of the dish where
it will be heated last.
Layer thin slices of meat on top of each
other.
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When you cook or reheat whole flsh,
score the skin -this prevents cracking.
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Shield the tail and head of whole fish with
small pieces of foil to prevent overcooking
and ensure the foil does not touch the
sides of the oven.
Do not let food or container touch the top
or sides of the oven. This will prevent
possible arcing.
Using
aluminum
foil
Metal containers should not be used in a
microwave oven. There are, however, some
exceptions. If you have purchased food
which is prepackaged in an aluminum foil
container, then refer to the instructions on
the package. When using aluminum foil
containers, cooking times may be longer
because microwaves will only penetrate the
top of the food.
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If you use aluminum containers without
package instructions, follow these
guidelines:
l Place container
in a glass bowl and add
some water so that it covers the bottom of
the container, not more than l/4 inch high.
This ensures even heating of the container
bottom.
l Always remove the lid to avoid damage
to the oven.
l Use only undamaged
containers.
l Do not use containers
taller than % inch.
l Container
must be half filled.
l To avoid arcing,
there must be a minimum l/4 inch between the aluminum
container and the walls of the oven and
also between two aluminum containers.
l Reheatlng
food in aluminum foil containers usually takes up to double the time
compared to reheating in plastic, glass,
china, or paper containers. The time when
food is ready will vary a great deal.
l Let food stand for two to three minutes
after heating so that heat is spread evenly
throughout container.
Cooking
you should not do in
your microwave
oven
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Do not do canning of foods in the oven.
Closed glass jars may explode, resulting in
damage to the oven or possible personal
injury.
Do not use the microwave oven to sterilize
objects (baby bottles, etc.). It is difficult to
maintain the high temperature required for
safe sterilization.
Questions
and Answers
QUESTIONS
ANSWERS
Can I use a rack in my microwave oven
so that I may reheat or cook on two levels
at a time?
You can only use a rack designed to be
used with your microwave oven. Use of
any rack not designed for the microwave
oven can result in poor cooking performance and/or arcing.
Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in
my microwave oven?
Useable metal includes aluminum foil for
shielding (use small, flat pieces), small
skewers, and shallow foil trays (if tray is
not taller than % inch deep and half filled
with food to absorb microwave energy).
Never allow metal to touch walls or door.
(For more information, see “Using aluminum foil” in the “Cookina Guide” section.)
Sometimes the door of my microwave oven
appears wavy. Is this normal?
This appearance is normal and does not
affect the operation of your oven.
What are the humming noises that I hear
when my microwave oven is operating?
You hear the sound of the transformer
when the magnetron tube cycles on.
Why does the dish become hot when I
microwave food in it? I thought that this
should not happen.
As the food becomes hot it will conduct
the heat to the dish. Be prepared to use
hot pads to remove food after cooking.
What does “standing time” mean?
“Standing time” means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for
additional time to allow it to finish cooking.
This frees the oven for other cooking.
Why does steam come out of the air
exhaust vent?
Steam is normally produced during
cooking. The microwave oven has been
designed to vent this steam out the
top vent.
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacturer’s guidelines. Do
not use regular paper bags. Use the
“listening test” by stopping the oven as
soon as the popping slows to a “pop” every
1 or 2 seconds. Do not repop unpopped
kernels. You can also use special microwave poppers. When using a popper, be
sure to follow manufacturer’s directions.
Do not pop popcorn in glass utensils.
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Troubleshooting
Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of
any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service.
If you still need help, see the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section.
If nothing
operates,
check
the following:
Is the microwave oven plugged into a live outlet with the proper voltage?
(See Installation Instructions.)
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Other
Has the electric company experienced
a power failure?
possible
and their
PROBLEM
The microwave
oven will not run
problems
CAUSE
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Microwave cooking
times seem too long
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causes:
You are using the oven as a timer. Touch TIMER OFF to
cancel the Minute Timer.
The door is not firmly closed and latched.
You did not touch START/ENTER.
You did not follow directions exactly.
An operation that was programmed earlier is still running.
The electric supply to your home or wall outlets is low or lower
than normal. Your electric company can tell you if the line
voltage is low. Your electrician or service technician can tell
you if the outlet voltage is low.
The Cook Power is not at the recommended setting. Check
the “Microwave cooking chart” in the “Cooking Guide” section.
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
PROBLEM
The Dlsplay shows
a tlme counting
down but the oven
Is not cooklng
You do not hear the
Programmlng Tone
The Display shows
CAUSE
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The oven door is not closed completely.
You have set the controls as a kitchen timer. Touch TIMER
OFF to cancel the Minute Timer.
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The command is not correct.
You have disabled the audible signal.
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There has been a power interruption.
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Reset the clock.
“8&W’
If none of these items was causing your problem, see the “Requesting
Service” section.
Assistance
or
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Requesting
Service
Assistance
or
Before calling for assistance or service, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may
save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you
need
assistance*
...
Call our toll-free telephone number.
Dial tolllfree from
anywhere in the U.S.A.:
l-800-44-ROPER
(l-800-447-6737)
and talk with one of our
trained consultants. The consultant 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.
For further information, write to:
Roper Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
service*
3. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Roper Brand
Appliance warrantor have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
...
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance or the
authorized servicer in your
SERVICE area. For help finding an
authorized servicer in your
area, call our toll-free teleEl
phone number in Step 1.
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When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See “A Note to You” section.) This
information will help us respond properly to your request.
Index
This index is alphabetical. It contains all the topics included in this manual, along with the
page(s) on which you can find each topic.
PAGE
TOPIC
ALUMINUM
FOIL.. ............................
AUDIBLE SIGNALS
.32, 44
................................
CARING FOR THE FILTERS
15
............ 37-38
CHARTS
Auto cook (category, servings) ......... .27
Auto defrost .......................... 28, 30-31
Microwave cooking .......................... .42
.34
Popcorn ...........................................
41
Reheating .........................................
Weight conversion ........................... .32
CARING FOR YOUR MICROWAVE
OVEN .....................................................
.36
CONTROL PANEL ............................ 13-l 5
AUTO COOK ................................... .26
AUTO DEFROST ............................ .28
CANCEL/OFF ...................................
15
Changing preset cooking times ....... .35
CLOCK SET .................................... .20
Cooking at high cook power ............ .22
Cooking at different cook powers .... .23
COOK POWER ......................... .23, 42
COOK TIME ........................ .22, 24, 25
Display ..............................................
13
Fan ...................................................
16
Interrupting cooking .......................... 15
Light ..................................................
17
Multi-cycle cooking ........................... 25
Number pads ....................................
14
POPCORN ...................................... .34
START/ENTER ................................. 15
TIMER SET and OFF ...................... .21
WARM HOLD .................................. .33
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS..
...... .6, 11
EXHAUST FAN .................................
FILTERS
...........................................
16-l 7
37-38
PAGE
TOPIC
HOW YOUR MICROWAVE
OVEN WORKS .....................................
LIGHTS
Using ..........................................
Replacing ....................................
7-8
17-19
39-40
PARTS AND FEATURES
Bi-level cooking rack .........................
Cook guide label ...............................
Door handle ......................................
Door safety lock system ...................
7,
Magnetron ....................................
Model and serial number plate .........
Vent grille ..........................................
Window .............................................
QUESTIONS
AND ANSWERS
.............. .45
RACK .....................................................
RADIO INTERFERENCE
SAFETY
39-40
ASSISTANCE
.........................................
.......................................
STANDING
TIME ....................... .32, 43, 44
TESTING YOUR MICROWAVE
TROUBLESHOOTING
.9
OVEN .... .9
TIPS
Defrosting .........................................
Cooking ............................................
WATTAGE
.48
4-6, 9-l 1
TESTING YOUR DINNERWARE OR
COOKWARE .............................................
WARRANTY
.45
......................... .9
REPLACING COOKTOP AND
OVEN LIGHTS ..................................
REQUESTING
OR SERVICE
19
12
12
12
45
12
12
12
......................
32
43
46-47
...........................................
.52
.............................................
.22
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ROPER”
Microwave
Oven Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WE WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be
provided by an authorized Roper service company.
LIMITED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH
YEAR FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
FSP replacement magnetron tube on microwave ovens
if defective in materials or workmanship.
WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your microwave oven.
2. Instruct you how to use your microwave oven.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring.
4. Replace owner-accessible light bulbs.
B. Repairs when your microwave oven is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your microwave oven is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your microwave oven caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God,
or use of products not approved by us.
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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THIS ROPER APPLIANCE IS WARRANTED BY WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION. UNDER
NO CIRCUMSTANCES
SHALL IT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation 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.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Roper dealer. If you need service, first see the “Requesting Assistance or
Service” section of this book. After checking “Requesting Assistance or Set-vice,” additional
help can be found by calling our toll-free telephone number, l-800-44-ROPER (l-800-447-6737),
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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