Whirlpool MH2155XP User's Manual

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MICROWAVE HOOD
COMBINATION
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents .......................................2
Model MH2155XP
8204918/4619-652-64131
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY........................................................3
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
Turntable ......................................................................................5
Cooking Rack...............................................................................6
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL....................................................6
Display..........................................................................................6
Progress Bar.................................................................................6
Number Codes.............................................................................7
Start ..............................................................................................7
Add 30 Seconds...........................................................................7
Cancel ..........................................................................................7
Clock ............................................................................................7
Tones............................................................................................7
Timer.............................................................................................7
Child Lock ....................................................................................7
Vent Fan .......................................................................................8
Cooktop Light...............................................................................8
Demo Mode..................................................................................8
MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............................................................8
Food Characteristics....................................................................8
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................8
Cookware and Dinnerware ..........................................................9
Aluminum Foil and Metal .............................................................9
Cooking Power.............................................................................9
Cooking ......................................................................................10
Sensor Cooking..........................................................................10
Preset Cooking...........................................................................10
Cooking in Stages......................................................................11
Reheating ...................................................................................11
Defrosting ...................................................................................11
Warm Hold .................................................................................12
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE..........................................................12
General Cleaning........................................................................12
Replacing Filters.........................................................................13
Replacing Cooktop Light ...........................................................14
Replacing Microwave Oven Light..............................................14
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................14
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................15
Replacement Parts & Accessories.............................................15
WARRANTY ..................................................................................16
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MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric
shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
■ Read all instructions before using the microwave
oven.
■ Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found in this section.
■ The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect
only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found in this section and in the
provided Installation Instructions.
■ Install or locate the microwave oven only in
accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
■ Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and
sealed containers – for example, closed glass jars –
are able to explode and should not be heated in the
microwave oven.
■ Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type
of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
■ As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
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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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The microwave oven should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Call an authorized
service company for examination, repair, or
adjustment.
See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Microwave Oven Care” section.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
– Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the
microwave oven when paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside the oven
to facilitate cooking.
– Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bags in oven.
– If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door
closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the power cord,
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
– Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in
the cavity when not in use.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can
burn off the pad and touch electrical parts involving a
risk of electric shock.
Do not use paper products when appliance is
operated in the “PAN BROWN” mode (on models
with this feature).
Do not store any materials, other than manufacturer’s
recommended accessories, in this oven when not in
use.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave
oven when the microwave oven is in operation.
When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing
to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the
container is removed from the microwave oven is not
always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT
LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE
CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR
OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
– Do not overheat the liquid.
– Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
– Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
– After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container.
– Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking
equipment.
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Intended to be used above ranges with maximum
width of 36 inches.
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Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
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Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
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Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
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Do not mount over a sink.
Do not cover racks or any other part of the oven with
metal foil. This will cause overheating of the oven.
Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not
be inserted in the microwave oven as they may create
a fire or risk of electric shock.
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Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter.
Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven
cleaners, may damage the filter.
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Do not cover or block any openings on the
microwave oven.
Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not
use the microwave oven near water - for example,
near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, or similar locations.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door
open since open-door operation can result in
harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is
important not to defeat or tamper with the
safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front
face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue
to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
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(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.
Electrical Requirements
WARNING
PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual may cover several different models. The model you
have purchased may have some or all of the features shown here.
The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from
the illustrations in this manual.
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B
C
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.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances. A 120 Volt, 60 Hz,
AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused electrical supply is required. (A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.) It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
G H I
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H. Cooking Guide Label
I. Cooktop Light
J. Control Panel
Parts and Features not shown
Turntable
Turntable
A
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can
result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions
are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to
whether the microwave oven is properly grounded.
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F
A. Microwave Inlet Cover
B. Microwave Oven Light
C. Vent Grille
D. Metal Shielded Window
E. Model and Serial Number Plate
F. Cooking Rack
G. Charcoal and Grease Filters
(shipped in oven cavity)
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.
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.
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B
C
D
A. Turntable
B. Hub
C. Support
D. Shaft
The turntable can rotate in either direction to help cook food
more evenly. Do not operate the oven without the turntable in
place. See “Assistance or Service” to reorder any of the parts.
To Install:
1. Remove tape from the hub.
2. Place the support on the oven cavity bottom.
3. Place the turntable on the support.
Fit the raised, curved lines in the center of the turntable
bottom between the three spokes of the hub. The rollers on
the support should fit inside the turntable bottom ridge.
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
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Turning Off the Turntable
The turntable can be turned off (except during an auto function).
This is helpful when cooking with plates that are larger than the
turntable or when cooking with two 10¼" (26 cm) plates that are
side by side.
To Turn Off: Touch TURNTABLE ON-OFF. A “turntable off” icon
will appear in the display. The turntable will turn back on
automatically when cooking is over or CANCEL is touched.
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Rack will become hot. Always use oven mitts or pot holders
when handling.
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Do not allow the rack to touch the inside cavity walls, ceiling
or floor.
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Do not store the rack in the oven. Damage to the oven could
result if someone accidentally turns on the oven.
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Use the rack only when cooking on two levels.
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Do not use metal cookware, utensils, or a browning dish with
the rack.
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Do not let food container on rack touch the top or sides of the
oven.
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Do not place popcorn bags on rack.
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Do not cook food directly on the rack. Always use a
microwave-safe container.
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The rack is designed specifically for this oven. Do not attempt
to use any other rack in this oven.
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Clean rack supports often (see “General Cleaning” section).
Damage to the oven could result due to soil buildup.
Cooking Rack
The cooking rack is ideal for two-level cooking. It provides extra
cavity space for cooking 2 or more containers at the same time.
Insert the rack securely into the rack supports on the side walls of
the oven. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder rack.
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL
Display
When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, a “:” will
blink on the display. Touch CANCEL to stop the blinking. If the “:”
blinks on the display at any other time, a power failure has
occurred. Touch CANCEL and reset the clock if needed.
If “RETRY” blinks on the display for 1 second, an invalid value
has been entered. Retry your entry.
When the microwave oven is in use, the display shows cooking
power, quantities, weights and/or prompts. When the microwave
oven is not in use, the display shows the time of day or Timer
countdown.
Progress Bar
The progress bar is a visual picture of the estimated running time
of a cooking cycle. It will appear during Cook, Defrost, Reheat
and Sensor functions. The lines in each of the segments will light
from left to right as the time nears the end. When all 12 lines (all
3 segments) are lit, the cooking cycle is complete.
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Number Codes
The microwave oven is preset with shortcut number codes. A
number code includes one or more of the following: cooking
power, cook time and food quantity or weight. See the charts in
the “Cooking” and/or “Reheating” sections for additional
information.
Start
The START pad begins any function. If not touched within
5 seconds after touching a pad, “START?” will appear on the
display as a reminder. If not touched within 1 minute after
touching a pad, the display will return to the time of day mode
and the programmed function will be canceled.
If cooking is interrupted, touching START will resume the preset
cycle.
Tones
Tones are audible signals, indicating the following:
One tone
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Valid entry (short tone)
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End of Timer countdown (long tone)
Two tones
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Reminder, repeat each minute after the end-of-cycle tones
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End of stage in multistage cooking
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Turn food during defrost cycle (short tones)
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Hidden feature has been entered or exited
Three tones
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Add 30 Seconds
Cook time may be added in 30-second increments, up to
99 minutes, 99 seconds, by touching ADD 30 SEC.
Touching ADD 30 SEC. during a cook cycle will add 30 seconds
of cook time at the current cook power.
Touching ADD 30 SEC. when the microwave oven is not in use, or
after a cook cycle has ended, will start the microwave oven for
30 seconds of cook time at 100% cook power.
Invalid entry
Four tones
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End of cycle
To Turn Off/On Valid Entry Tones: Touch and hold the number
pad “1” for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound. Repeat to turn tones
back on.
To Turn Off/On All Tones: Touch and hold the number pad “2”
for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound. Repeat to turn tones back on.
Timer
Cancel
The CANCEL pad stops most functions except for the Timer,
Child Lock and Demo Mode.
The microwave oven will also turn off when the door is opened.
Close the door and touch START to resume the cycle.
Clock
The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to 99 minutes
99 seconds and counts down the set time.
NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven.
When the Timer is in use, the microwave oven can also operate.
To see the countdown for 5 seconds when the microwave oven is
in use, touch TIMER SET.
This is a 12-hour clock and does not show a.m. or p.m.
To Set:
To Set:
1. Touch TIMER SET.
If no action is taken after 1 minute, the display will return to
the time of day mode.
The microwave oven and timer must be off.
1. Touch CLOCK.
2. Touch the number pads to set the time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK or START.
To Remove:
1. Touch CLOCK.
2. Touch 0.
3. Touch CLOCK.
The time will disappear, and “:” will appear on the display.
2. Touch the number pads to set the length of time.
3. Touch TIMER SET or START.
If not touched within 5 seconds, “START?” will appear on the
display. If not touched within 1 minute, the display will return
to the time of day mode and the programmed function will be
canceled.
When the set time ends, “END” will appear on the display and
1 tone will sound.
4. Touch TIMER OFF at any time to cancel the Timer.
The length of time can be changed during the countdown by
repeating the above steps.
Child Lock
The Child Lock shuts down the control panel pads to prevent
unintended use of the microwave oven.
When the control is locked, only the Vent Fan and Light pads will
function.
To Lock/Unlock Control: The microwave oven and Timer must
be off. Touch and hold START for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound
and a lock icon appears on the display. Repeat to unlock and
remove the lock icon from display.
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Vent Fan
Cooktop Light
The vent fan has 4 speeds ranging from 4 (fastest) to 1 (slowest).
Zero (0) is off.
To protect the microwave oven, if the temperature from the range
or cooktop below the microwave oven gets too hot, the vent fan
will automatically turn on at speed 4. It may stay on for up to
1 hour to cool the microwave oven. When this occurs, the vent
fan cannot be turned off.
To Turn Vent Fan On/Off: Repeatedly touch the VENT FAN
4 SPEEDS pad to cycle through the four speeds 4, 3, 2 and 1 and
off, 0. “FAN” and the selected number will appear on the display
for 2 seconds.
The cooktop light has 3 settings: on, night and off.
To Turn On/Night/Off: Touch LIGHT ON-NIGHT-OFF repeatedly
to cycle through settings.
Demo Mode
The Demo Mode is ideal for learning how to use the microwave
oven. When set, functions can be entered without actually turning
on the magnetron. The microwave oven light will come on, the
fan will run and, if on, the turntable will rotate.
To Turn On/Off: The microwave oven and Timer must be off.
Touch and hold TIMER OFF for 5 seconds until 2 tones sound
and “d” appears on the display. Repeat to turn off and remove
“d” from the display.
MICROWAVE OVEN USE
A magnetron in the oven produces microwaves which reflect off
the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the turntable
and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are attracted
to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in the food,
causing them to move, producing friction and heat which cooks
the food.
■ Do not lean on or allow children to swing on the oven door.
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Do not operate microwave oven when it is empty.
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The turntable must be in place and correct side up when
oven is in use. Do not use if turntable is chipped or broken.
See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder.
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Baby bottles and baby food jars should not be heated in the
oven.
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Clothes, flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, gourds, paper, including
brown paper bags and newspaper should not be dried in the
oven.
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Do not use the microwave oven for canning, sterilizing or
deep frying. The oven cannot maintain appropriate
temperatures.
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Paraffin wax will not melt in the oven because it does not
absorb microwaves.
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Use oven mitts or pot holders when removing containers from
oven.
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Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended
cook time, potatoes should be slightly firm. Let potatoes
stand for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing.
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Do not cook or reheat whole eggs inside the shell. Steam
buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst. Cover
poached eggs and allow a standing time.
Starting Temperature
Room temperature foods will heat faster than refrigerated foods,
and refrigerated foods will heat faster than frozen foods.
Composition and Density
Foods high in fat and sugar will reach a higher temperature and
heat faster than other foods. Heavy, dense foods, such as meat
and potatoes, require a longer cook time than the same size of a
light, porous food, such as cake.
Cooking Guidelines
Covering
Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and
reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If a lid is
not available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved
for microwave ovens may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned
back at one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
Condensation on the door and cavity surfaces is normal during
heavy cooking.
Stirring and Turning
Stirring and turning redistributes heat evenly to avoid
overcooking the outer edges of food. Stir from outside to center.
If possible, turn food over from bottom to top.
Arranging
If heating irregularly shaped or different sized foods, the thinner
parts and smaller sizes should be arranged toward the center. If
cooking several items of the same size and shape, place them in
a ring pattern, leaving the center of the ring empty.
Piercing
Food Characteristics
When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
results.
Before heating, use a fork or small knife to pierce or prick foods
that have a skin or membrane, such as potatoes, egg yolks,
chicken livers, hot dogs, and sausage. Prick in several places to
allow steam to vent.
Shielding
Amount of Food
The more food heated at once, the longer the cook time. Check
for doneness and add small increments of time if necessary.
Use small, flat pieces of aluminum foil to shield the thin pieces of
irregularly shaped foods, bones and foods such as chicken
wings, leg tips and fish tail. See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” first.
Size and Shape
Standing Time
Smaller pieces of food will cook more quickly than larger pieces,
and uniformly shaped foods cook more evenly than irregularly
shaped food.
Food will continue to cook by the natural conduction of heat even
after the microwave cycle ends. The length of standing time
depends on the volume and density of the food.
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Cookware and Dinnerware
Cookware and dinnerware must fit on the turntable. Always use
oven mitts or pot holders when handling because any dish may
become hot from heat transferred from the food. Do not use
cookware and dinnerware with gold or silver trim. Use the
following chart as a guide, then test before using.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, nonapproved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners such
as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or silver
trim or a metallic glaze should not be used in the oven.
Cooking Power
MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Aluminum Foil,
Metal
See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” section.
Browning Dish
Bottom must be at least ³⁄₁₆" (5 mm) above
the turntable. Follow manufacturer’s
recommendations.
Ceramic Glass,
Glass
Acceptable for use.
PERCENT/
NAME
China,
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
100%, High
10
(default setting)
Melamine
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Quick heating convenience
foods and foods with high water
content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
Paper Towels,
Dinnerware,
Napkins
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
90%
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Plastic Wraps,
Bags, Covers,
Dinnerware,
Containers
Use those approved by the manufacturer
for microwave oven use.
Cooking small tender pieces of
meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%
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Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Styrofoam*
Do not use in oven.
Straw, Wicker,
Wooden
Containers
Do not use in oven.
Heating rice, pasta or
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods that
need a cook power lower than
high. For example, whole fish
and meat loaf.
70%,
Medium-High
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Reheating a single serving of
food.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
60%
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Cooking sensitive foods such as
cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
50%, Medium
5
Cooking ham, whole poultry and
pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%, MediumLow, Defrost
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
NUMBER
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Put cookware or dinnerware in oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of
water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
Aluminum Foil and Metal
Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the oven. If not
used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur and cause
damage to the oven.
OK for Use
USE
Racks and bakeware supplied with the oven (on some models),
aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat thermometers
may be used with the following guidelines:
■ Do not allow aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity
walls, ceiling or floor.
■
Always use the turntable.
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Do not allow contact with another metal object during
cooking.
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Cooking
To Use:
FOOD
SERVING SIZE
INSTRUCTIONS
Frozen
Entrée
10-20 oz
(283-567 g)
Remove from package.
Loosen cover on three sides.
If not in microwavable
container, place on plate,
cover with plastic wrap and
vent.
Beverage
1 or 2 8-oz
(250 mL) cups
Do not cover. The diameter
of the cup’s opening will
affect how it heats. A smaller
diameter opening may
become hotter.
1. Touch COOK TIME.
Touch number pads to enter cooking time.
2. Touch COOK POWER.
Touch number pad to enter power level, if other than 100%.
3. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
The cook time and power may be changed after touching START
without interrupting cooking.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK TIME. The countdown will
freeze for a few seconds. Enter the new cook time and touch
START or wait a few seconds for the countdown to resume.
To Change Cook Power: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through the cook power levels. Touch START.
Sensor Cooking
A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food and automatically sets a cooking time based on the
selected pad.
Use the following chart as a guide for the food pads.
FOOD
SERVING SIZE
INSTRUCTIONS
Popcorn*
3.5 oz (100 g)
3 oz (85 g)
1.75 oz (50 g)
Pop only one package at a
time.
Baked
Potatoes
1-4 medium,
Pierce each one several
10-13 oz
times with a fork. Place on
(283-369 g) each turntable around edges, at
least 1" (2.5 cm) apart. At
the end of cooking, let stand
5 minutes.
Fresh
Vegetables
Frozen
Vegetables
1-4 cups
(250 mL-1 L)
1-4 cups
(250 mL-1 L)
Moisten and place in
microwavable container.
Cover with plastic wrap and
vent. Stir and let stand
2-3 minutes.
Remove from package.
Place in microwavable
container. Cover with plastic
wrap and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes.
*Do not use regular paper bags or glassware. Listen for popping
to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds, then stop the cycle. Do
not try to pop unpopped kernels. Use fresh bags of popcorn for
optimal results. Cooking results may vary by brand and fat
content. If using a microwave popcorn popper, follow
manufacturer’s instructions.
To Use Sensor Cooking:
Before using, make sure the microwave oven has been plugged
in for at least 3 minutes, the room temperature is not above 95°F
(35°C) and the outside of the container and microwave oven
cavity are dry.
1. Touch one of the SENSOR food pads.
The microwave oven will automatically turn on. While the
cooking time is being estimated, “SENSE” will appear in the
display. Then the SENSOR set time counts down on the
display, and “MAX” appears every 3 seconds.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
2. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
The cook time (except POPCORN) can be changed for
20 seconds after touching a pad.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through “MORE,” “LESS” or “NORML” time.
Preset Cooking
Times and cooking power have been preset for specific
microwavable foods. Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
PAD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Rice (sensor)
1
0.5-2 cups (125-500 mL)/
Use dish with loose-fitting lid.
Let stand 5 minutes after
cooking.
Canned Vegetables 2
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwavable
container. Cover with plastic
wrap and vent.
Bacon*
3
1-6 slices, average thickness
Instant Cereal
4
1-4 servings/
Follow package directions. Use
microwavable bowl with high
sides.
French Toast,
frozen
5
1-4 pieces/
Place on paper towel.
*Differences in the amount of fat, meat, thickness, and curing
process affect results. Average is 16 slices per pound.
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To Use Preset Cooking:
1. Touch COOK.
2. Touch number pad from chart
or
Touch COOK repeatedly to scroll through foods.
3. Touch number pads to enter quantity, except for Rice.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
Reheating
Times and cooking power have been preset for reheating specific
foods. Use the following chart as a guide.
FOOD
PAD
QUANTITY/INSTRUCTIONS
Pizza Slice (sensor)
1
1-3 slices, 4 oz (113 g) each/
Place on paper towel.
Sauce (sensor)
2
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwavable
container. Cover with plastic
wrap and vent.
Casserole
3
1-4 cups (250 mL-1 L)/
Place in microwavable
container. Cover with plastic
wrap.
Baked Goods
(example: medium
muffin or bagel)
4
1-6 pieces, 2 oz (57 g) each/
Place on paper towel.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones..
5. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through “MORE,” “LESS” or “NORML” time.
Cooking in Stages
The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 3 stages.
Sensor cooking cannot be done in stages.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Touch COOK TIME.
2. Touch number pads to enter length of time to cook during the
first stage.
3. Touch COOK POWER.
4. Touch the number pad(s) using the Cooking Power chart to
set the cooking power for the 1st stage.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the 2nd and 3rd stages.
6. Touch START.
The display will count down each of the cook times. The
numbers “1,” “2” and “3” will appear on the display during
their respective stages.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
7. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
The cook time and cook power of the cycling stage can be
changed after touching START without interrupting cooking.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK TIME. The countdown will
freeze for a few seconds. Enter the new cook time and touch
START or wait a few seconds for the countdown to resume.
To Change Cook Power: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through the cook power levels. Touch START.
To Use Reheat:
1. Touch REHEAT.
2. Touch number pad from chart
or
Touch REHEAT repeatedly to scroll through foods.
3. Touch number pads to enter quantity.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the reheat time.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
5. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through “MORE,” “LESS” or “NORML” time.
Defrosting
The automatic Defrost feature can be used or the microwave
oven can be manually set to defrost.
■ Food should be 0°F (-18°C) or colder at defrosting for optimal
results.
■
Unwrap foods and remove lids (from fruit juice) before
defrosting.
■
Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
■
Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of cycle for more even defrosting.
■
Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See “Aluminum Foil
and Metal” first.
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The Defrost system has 3 categories: Meat, Poultry and Fish. It
should not be used for food left outside the freezer more than
20 minutes and frozen ready-made food. Use the following chart
as a guide.
MEAT
Beef: ground, steaks, roast,
stew
Lamb: stew and chops
Pork: chops, ribs, roasts,
sausage
The narrow or fatty areas of
irregular shaped cuts should
be shielded with foil before
defrosting.
Do not defrost less than ¹⁄₄ lb
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g)
patties.
Place all meats in
microwavable baking dish.
To Defrost Manually:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Touch COOK TIME.
Touch the number pads to set a length of time to defrost.
Touch COOK POWER.
Touch number pad 3.
Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
6. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
Warm Hold
POULTRY
Chicken: whole and cut up
Cornish hens
Turkey: breast
Place in microwavable baking
dish, chicken breast side up.
Remove giblets from whole
chicken.
WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour
before or after cooking.
FISH
Fillets, Steaks, Whole,
Shellfish
Place in microwavable baking
dish.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
To Use Defrost:
1. Touch DEFROST.
2. Touch 1 for Meat, 2 for Poultry or 3 for Fish
or
Touch DEFROST pad repeatedly to scroll through foods.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. Warm
Hold can be used by itself or can be programmed to follow a
cooking cycle. Opening the door during Warm Hold will cancel
the function.
3. Touch the number pads to enter the weight.
Meats and Poultry can be set from 0.2 to 6.6 lb (90 g to 3 kg).
Fish can be set from 0.2 to 4.4 lb (90 g to 2 kg).
To Use:
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
About halfway through defrosting, “TURN” will appear on the
display while the oven continues to operate. Open door, turn
food, close door, then press START to resume.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
5. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
To Change Cook Time: Touch COOK POWER repeatedly to
scroll through “MORE,” “LESS” or “NORML” time.
Put hot cooked food in the oven. Cover plates of food and foods
that were cooked covered. Pastries, pies, turnovers, etc. should
remain uncovered.
1. Touch WARM HOLD.
2. Touch START.
“WARM” will appear on the display and the warm time will
count down.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
3. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
To set at end of cycle: Touch WARM HOLD while setting a
cooking cycle before touching START, or during cooking.
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE
GREASE FILTERS
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning
products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
Do not operate the microwave oven without the grease filters in
place.
Soak grease filters in hot water and mild detergent. Scrub and
swish to remove embedded dirt. Rinse well and shake dry.
■ Do not use ammonia or oven cleaner.
■
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Do not place in dishwasher.
OVEN CAVITY
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steelwool pads, gritty washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
Damage may occur.
The area where the oven door and frame touch when closed
should be kept clean.
Average soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Heavy soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 2 to 5 minutes in oven.
Steam will soften soil. Rinse with clean water and dry with
soft, lint-free cloth.
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water with 1 tbsp (15 mL) of either
lemon juice or vinegar for 2 to 5 minutes in oven.
Microwave Inlet Cover
The microwave inlet cover (see “Parts and Features”) should be
kept clean to avoid arcing and oven damage.
■ Wipe with wet cloth.
OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR
COOKING RACK
Do not use abrasive cleansers or scrubbers.
■ Mild cleanser, water and washcloth
■
Do not place in dishwasher.
RACK SUPPORTS
Clean often to avoid soil buildup. Soil buildup may lead to arcing
and cause damage to the oven.
Do not attempt to remove supports from cavity walls.
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steelwool pads, gritty washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
■ Mild, nonabrasive soap or detergent and washcloth,
toothbrush or cotton swab:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Replacing Filters
The grease filters should be removed and cleaned at least once a
month. The charcoal filters cannot be washed and should be
replaced every 6 to 12 months. Do not operate the microwave
oven without the filters in place. See “Assistance or Service” to
reorder filters. See “General Cleaning” for cleaning instructions.
To Remove:
1. Remove the grease filters by pushing up and sliding to the
side. Pull tab down until the filter drops out.
The area where the oven door and frame touch when closed
should be kept clean.
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
A
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Stainless Steel (on some models)
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steelwool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Damage may
occur.
Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.
■ Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish (not included):
A. Tabs
2. Remove charcoal filters by pushing the back of each filter
away from you until the front of the filter slides off the front
lower lip. Swing the front of the filter down and slide out.
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
■
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Vinegar for hard water spots
A
B
C
TURNTABLE
A. Upper lip
B. Spring
C. Lower lip
Replace turntable immediately after cleaning. Do not operate the
microwave oven without the turntable in place.
■ Mild cleanser and scouring pad
■
Dishwasher
To Replace:
1. Replace charcoal filters by positioning the filter at the back of
the opening and resting it on the springs. While pushing the
filter into the springs, position the front of filter between the
front upper and lower lips.
2. Replace grease filters by inserting one end into the frame.
Swing other side up and slide into position.
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Replacing Cooktop Light
The cooktop light is a candelabra base bulb. See “Assistance or
Service” section to reorder.
To Replace:
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screw.
Nothing will operate
■
Has a household fuse blown or has the circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
■
Is the appliance wired properly?
See Installation Instructions.
A
A. Mounting screw
3. Replace light. Close bulb cover. Replace mounting screw.
4. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
Replacing Microwave Oven Light
The microwave oven light is a candelabra base bulb. It will
automatically come on when the door is opened and when the
microwave oven is operating. See “Assistance or Service”
section to reorder.
To Replace:
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Remove the 2 outer vent grille mounting screws located
above the cover.
Oven will not operate
■
Is the door completely closed?
Firmly close door.
■
Is a spacer (on some models) attached to the inside of the
door?
Remove spacer, then firmly close door.
■
Is the electronic oven control set correctly?
See “Microwave Oven Control” section.
■
On some models, is the Child Lock set?
See “Child Lock” section.
■
Is the magnetron working properly?
Try to heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at
100% cooking power. If water does not heat, call for service.
See “Assistance or Service” section.
Oven makes humming noise
■
This is normal and occurs when the power supply switches
the magnetron on and off.
Oven door looks wavy
3. Tip the grille forward, then lift out to remove.
■
This is normal and will not affect performance.
Turntable will not operate
■
Is the turntable properly in place?
Make sure turntable is correct side up and is sitting securely
on the turntable support.
■
Is the turntable support operating properly?
Remove turntable. Remove and replace turntable support.
Replace turntable. Place 1 cup (250 mL) of water on the
turntable, then restart oven. If it still is not working, call for
service. See “Assistance or Service” section. Do not operate
the oven without turntable and turntable support working
properly.
4. Lift up the bulb cover.
A
Turntable rotates both directions
■
A. Bulb cover
5. Replace light. Close bulb cover.
6. Reattach vent grille. Replace the mounting screws.
7. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
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This is normal and depends on motor rotation at the
beginning of the cycle.
Display shows messages
■
■
Is the display showing “:”?
There has been a power failure or the clock time has been
turned off. See “Display” section to clear display. See “Clock”
section to reset the clock or to turn it on.
Is the display showing a letter followed by a number?
See “Display” section to clear. If it reappears, call for service.
See “Assistance or Service” section.
Display shows time countdown, but is not operating
■
Is the Timer in use?
See “Timer” section.
■
On some models, is the Demo Mode in use?
See “Demo Mode” section.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
Interaction Center telephone number or your nearest Whirlpool
designated service center.
Tones are not sounding
■
Are tones turned off?
See “Tones” section.
Steam is coming from the vent grille
■
Some steam is normal.
Fan running slower than usual
■
Has the oven been stored in a cold area?
The fan will run slower until the oven warms up to normal
room temperature.
Cooking times seem too long
■
Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Cooking Power” section.
■
Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
■
Is the incoming voltage less than specified in “Microwave
Oven Safety?”
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
Radio or TV Interference
■
Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet.
■
Is the radio or TV receiver near the microwave oven?
Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust
the radio or TV antenna.
■
Are the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces clean?
Make sure these areas are clean.
In the U.S.A.
Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■
Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Replacement Parts & Accessories
Turntable
Part No. 4393799
Turntable Support and Rollers
Part No. 8184102
Turntable Rollers
Part No. 4393861
Turntable Hub
Part No. 8183949
Cooking Rack
Part No. 8204725
Grease Filters
Part No. 4393790
Charcoal Filters
Part No. 4393791
Cooktop and Microwave Oven
Light Bulb
Part No. 8204855
Stainless Steel Cleaner & Polish
Part No. 8171420
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WHIRLPOOL® MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor costs to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON MAGNETRON TUBE
In the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts for the microwave magnetron tube
if defective in materials or workmanship.
Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring, or to replace owner-accessible light bulbs and filters.
2. Repairs when your appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
7. Any labor costs during the limited warranty period.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE 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 may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found
by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-253-1301 (toll-free),
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your appliance to
better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label/plate, located on your appliance as shown in the
“Parts and Features” section.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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