Whirlpool MT9160XBB User's Manual

A Note To You
2
Understanding
Microwave Oven
safety
Installation
lnstfuctions
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Gettinq To Know
~yrnMcrowave
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Using Your
Microwave Oven
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Caring For Your
Microwave Oven
42
Cooking Guide
43
Questions And
Answers
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If You Need
Assistance
Or Service
48
Warranty
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1-800-253-1301
Call us with questions
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A Note To You
Thank
you for
buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, worMclass home appliance. Years of engineering experience
have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure that you will enjoy many years of trouble-free
operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. ft is full of valuable information on
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.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
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 each
symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire
1 and electrical shock.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
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Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
is toll-free,
24 hours a day.
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(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage
damage to
number,
1-800-253-1301,
If you ever have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first
see “If You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 48. If you need further help, feel free to call
our Consumer Assistance Center. When calling, you will need to know your appliance’s
complete model number and serial number. You can find this information on the model and
serial number plate (see diagram on page 12). For your convenience, we have included a
handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales slip and
your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a
safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase Date
Understanding
Oven Safety
IMPORTANT
SAFEnr
Microwave
lNSTRUCTlONS
Mkrowave ovens have been thoroughly tested for safe and efficient operation. However, as with any appliance, there are special Wtallation and safety precautions which
must be followed to ensure safe and satisfactory operation and prevent damage to the
unit.
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electrical shock, Injury to
persons, exposure to excessive mlcrowave energy, or damage when using the mlcrowave oven, follow bask precautions, Including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the
microwave oven.
Read and follow the specific ‘PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY” found on page 5.
This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to property grounded outlet.
See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS”
found on page 9.
Install or locate this appliance only in
accordance with the provided Installation
Instructions found on page 8.
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 this oven.
Do not heat, store or use flammable
materials in or near the oven. Fumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion.
Use this appliance only for its intended
use as described in this manual. Do not
use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this
appliance. This type of oven is specifically
designed to heat or cook food. It is not
designed for industrial or laboratory use.
As with any appliance, close supervision
is necessary when used by children.
Do not operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, or if it has been damaged or
dropped. Electrical shock, fire or other
hazards may result.
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This appliance should be serviced only
by qualified service personnel. Call an
authorized Whirlpools service company
for examination, repair or adjustment.
Do not cover or block any opening on the
appliance. Fire may result.
Do not store or use this appliance
outdoors. Do not use this product near
water-for example, near a kitchen sink,
in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, and the like.
Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table
or counter.
See door surface and interior cleaning
instructions on page 42.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven
cavity:
-Do not overcook food. Carefully attend
appliance if paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials are placed inside
the oven to facilitate cooking. Paper
can char or burn, and some plastics
can melt if used when heating foods.
-Do not deep fry in oven. Microwavable
utensils are not suitable and it is difficult
to maintain appropriate deep frying
temperatures.
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-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 dish gets hot
and water stays cool, do not use ft.
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 can
damage the oven, as can containers
with hidden metal (twist-ties, foil lining,
staples, metallic glaze or trim).
-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.
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-Do not us8 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 appliance when appliance is in
operation.
Read and follow “Operating safety precautions” starting on page 6.
1. A short power-supply cord is provided
to reduce the risks resulting from
becoming entangled in or tripping over
a longer cord.
2. Longer cord sets or extension cords
are available and may be used if care
is exercised in their use.
3. If a long cord or extension cord is used
temporarily, (a) the marked electrical
rating of the cord set or extension cord
should be at least as great as the
electrical rating of the appliance, (b)
the extension cord must be a grounding-type, 3-wire cord that has a 3-blade
grounding plug and a 3-slol receptacle
that will accept the plug on the appliance, and (c) the longer cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape over
the countertop or tabletop where it can
be pulled on by children or tripped over
accidentally.
4. A qualified electrician must install a
properly grounded and polarized
3-prong receptacle near the appliance.
INSTRUCTIONS
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PRECAUTIONS
TOAVOIDPOSSIBLE
EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVEENERGY...
Do not attempt to operate this oven with
the door open since opendoor operation
can resuft in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat
or tamper with the safety interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven
front face and the door or allow soil or
cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing
surfaces.
Do not operate the oven if it is damaged.
It is particularly important that the oven
door close properly and that there is no
damage to the:
(1) Door (bent),
(2) Hinges and latches (broken or
loosened),
(3) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
Do not onerate the microwave oven if the
door window is broken.
The microwave oven should be checked
for microwave leakage by qualified service
Dersonnel after a renair is made.
The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
Do not operate the microwave oven with
the outer cabinet removed.
Operating
safety
precautions
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To reduce the risk of bums, fire, electrical
shock, injury to persons, or damage
when using the microwave oven, follow
the precautions
on pages 6-7.
Never lean on the door or allow a child to
swing on it when the door is open. injury
could result.
Never cook or reheat a whole egg inside
the shell. Steam build-up in whole eggs
may cause them to burst and bum you,
and possibly damage the oven. Slice
hard-boiled eggs before heating. In rare
instances, poached eggs have been known
to explode. Cover poached eggs and allow
a standing time of one minute before cutting
into them.
Use hot pads. Microwave energy does not
heat containers, but the hot food does.
Stir before heating
For best results, stir any liquid several
times before heating or reheating. Liquids
heated in certain containers (especially
cylindrical containers) may become overheated. The liquid may splash out with a
loud noise during or after heating or when
adding ingredients (coffee, etc.) resulting in
harm to the oven and possible personal
injury.
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 microwaving,
wrap potatoes in foil and set aside for
5 minutes. They will finish cooking while
standing.
Do not start a microwave oven when it is
empty. Product life may be shortened.
lf 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.
Glass
turntable
Do not operate the microwave oven unless
the glass turntable is securely in place and
can rotate freely. The turntable can rotate in
either direction.
Make sure support base is all the way on
the shaft in oven cav.Q floor. Make sure
support rollers are completely inside center
circle of turntable for proper rotation.
Make sure the glass turntable is correctside up in oven. Carefully place cookware
on glass turntable to avoid possible breakage.
Handle glass turntable with care when
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.
removing from oven to avoid possible
breakage. If glass turntable-cracks or
breaks, contact your Whirlpool dealer for a
replacement.
When you use a browning dish, the
browning dish bottom must be at least
%6 inch above the glass turntable. Follow
directions supplied with browning dish.
General
information
Fuse b_qx
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Do 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.
if your electric power line or outlet
voltage is less than 110 volts, cooking
times may be longer. Have a qualified
electrician check your electrical system.
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Instructions
Before you begin operating the oven,
carefully read the following instructions.
Fire, Electrical-Shock, ~Excesaive Ex~osure To Microwave Energy, Personal
Injury and Product Damage Hazard
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1. Empty the microwave oven and clean
inside it with a soft, damp cloth. Check for
damage such as misaligned door, damage around the door, or dents inside the
oven or on the exterior. if there is any
damage, do not operate the unit until it
has been checked by an authorized
Whirlpoole service technician and any
repairs made.
2. Put the oven on a cart, counter, table, or
shelf that is strong enough to hold the
oven and the food and utensils you put in
il. (The control side of the unit is the
heavy side. Use care when handling.)
The weight of the oven is approximately
47 Ibs (21.15 kg). The microwave oven
should be at a temperature above 50°F
(10°C) for proper operation.
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Do not block the rear air intake openings or exhaust vents. Allow a few
inches of space at back of oven where
intake opening and exhaust vents are
located. Blocking the air intake openings and exhaust vents can cause
damage to the oven and poor cooking
results. Make sure the microwave oven
legs are in place to ensure proper
airflow.
Do not install the oven next to or over a
heat source (for example, a cooktop or
range) without a UL approved trim kit
or without being in a UL approved builtin configuration. Also, do not install
oven in any area where excessive heat
and steam are generated. This could
cause a fire, electrical shock, excessive exposure to microGave energy,
other personal injury or damage to the
outside of the cabinet.
Built-in
kits
You can build in your microwave oven by
using one of the trim kits listed on page 15.
These kits are available from your Whirlpool
Dealer. If your dealer does not stock the& it
can be ordered, by kii part number, by wiiting
to:
Whirlpool Corporation
Attention: Customer Service Dept.
1900 Whirlpool Drive
LaPorte, IN 46350
3.Electrical
requirements
Observe all governing codes and ordinances. A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15 or
20 amp fused electrical supply is required.
(Time-delay fuse is recommended.) It is
recommended that a separate circuit
serving only this appliance be provided.
&GROUNDING INSlRUCTlONS
Electrical Shock Hazard
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of
electrical shock. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES,
REMOVE THE POWER SUPPLY CORD GROUNDING PRONG.
5. For your personal safety, this appliance
must be grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of elect&al shock by
providing an escape wire for the electric
current. This appliance is equipped with
a polarized 3prong grounding plug. it
must be plugged into a correctly polarized mating 3-prong grounding type wall
receptacle, properly installed and
grounded in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local codes
and ordinances. If a mating wall receptacle is not available or if you are not
sure if the wall receptacle is properly
grounded and polarized, have it
checked by a qualified electrician.
3-prong grounding
type wall receptacle
it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have a properly
grounded and correctly polarized 3-prong
wall receptacle installed by a qualified
electrician.
Consult a qualified electrician if the
grounding instructions are not completely
understood, or if doubt exists as to whether
the appliance is properly grounded.
It is not recommended
to use an
extension cord with your microwave
oven, but if you find it necessary to do
so temporarily (until a properly
grounded and polarized 3-prqng receptacie is installed), use only a heavy duty,
UL listed, Swire grounding type extension cord containing three 16-gauge
(minimum) copper wires. It must not be
longer than 10 feet (cords longer than 10
feet may affect the cooking performance of
your microwave oven). The plug on the
extension cord must fit into a 3-prong
grounding type wall receptacle (as shown
on this page) and the receptacle end of the
extension cord must accept the 3-prong
grounding plug of the microwave oven.
3-prong grounding
PlKl
Power supply
cord
Grounding
prong
To test the oven, plug it into
the proper electrical outlet.
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Put about one cup (250 mL) of
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cold water in a glass container in the oven.
Close the door. Make sure it latches.
Follow the directions on page 19 to set the
oven to cook for 2 minutes. When the time
is up, the water should be heated.
7. This microwave oven is designed for
use in the household only and must not
be used for commercial purposes.
Do not remove the door, control panel
or cabinet at any time. The unit is equipped
with high voltage and should be serviced
by an authorized Whirlpool@ service
technician.
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Getting To Know Your
Microwave
Oven
This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking and introduces you to the
basics you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information
before use.
In This Section
Page
How your microwave oven works ... 10
Microwave oven features ....... .......... 12
Control panel features ... .. .. .............. 13
How
your
microwave
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Built-in kits ......m...............................15
Setting the clock ..... ................. ...... 16
Using the Minute Timer ................. 17
oven
works
Magnetron
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.
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Ovdn cavity
A magnetron in the microwave oven
produces microwaves. The microwaves
move into the oven where they contact food
as it turns on the glass turntable.
Glass turntable
M&l floor
The glass turntable of your microwave
oven lets microwaves pass through. Then
they bounce off a metal floor, back through
the glass turntable, and are absorbed by the
food.
Microwaves may not reach the center of a
roast. The heat spreads to the center from
the outer, cooked areas just as in conventional 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.
Microwaves pass through most glass,
paper and plastics without heating them
so food absorbs the energy. Microwaves
bounce off metal pans so food does not
absorb the energy.
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Microwave
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Your microwave oven is designed to make
your cooking experience as enjoyable and
productive as possible. To help get you up
and running quickly, the following is a list of
the oven’s basic features:
4. Glass Turntable. This turntable turns
1. OneTouch
5. Removable Turntable Support
Door Open Button. Push to
open door.
2. Door Safety Lock System. The oven will
not operate unless the door is securely
closed.
3. Window with Metal Shield. Shield
prevents microwaves from escaping. It is
designed as a screen to allow you to view
food as it cooks.
food as it cooks for more even cooking. It
must be in the oven during operation for
best cooking results. See pages 7, 11
and 42 for more details.
(under turntable).
6. Cooking Guide Label.
7. Control Panel. Touch pads on this panel
to perform all functions. See pages 13,14
and 15 for more information.
8. Light. Automaticalty
turns on when door
is opened or when oven is operating.
9. Model and Serial Number Plate.
NOTE: This microwave oven is available
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Control
panel
features
Your microwave oven control panel lets you
select the desired cooking function quickly
and easify. 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 1641.
1. Display. This display includes a clock
and indicators to tell you the time of day,
cooking time settings and cooking
functions selected.
2. ADD MINUTE. Touch this pad to cook for
one minute at 100% Cook Power or to
add an extra minute to your cooking
cycle. See page 34 for more information.
3. AUTO COOK. Touch this pad to cook
common microwave-prepared
foods
without needing to program times and
Cook Powers. See page 22 for more
information.
4. PERSONAL CHOICE. Touch this pad to
recall one cooking instruction that you
previously programmed into memory. See
page 33 for more information.
5. COOK POWER. Touch this pad 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 20 for more information. See
the “Microwave cooking chart” on page
44 for specific Cook Powers to use for the
foods you are cooking.
6. COOK & SIMMER. Touch this pad to
simmer casseroles and soups at a
preprogrammed low Cook Power. See
page 40 for more information.
7. AUTO REHEAT. Touch this pad to reheat
food at a preprogrammed Cook Power for
a preprogrammed time. See page 39 for
more information.
8. EASY DEFROST. Touch this pad to thaw
frozen food by weight. See page 25 for
more information.
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9. BEVERAGE. Touch this pad to reheat
one-half cup or one cup of a beverage.
The oven will automatically heat for a
preset time at a preset Cook Power. See
page 32 for more information.
10. 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 30 for more information.
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12. PAUSWIMER.
Touch this pad to set
the Minute Timer or to stop the oven
between cooking stages. See pages 17
and 36 for more information.
cooking cycle or Minute Timer function.
To cancel tones, touch AUTO START/
CLOCK followed by Number Pad 5 and
START/ENTER. To turn tones back on,
touch AUTO START/CLOCK followed by
Number Pad 5 and OFF/CANCEL.
11. Number Pads. Touch Number Pads to
enter cooking times, Cook Powers,
quantities or weights.
Interrupting
14. START/ENTER. Touch this pad to start
touch
erase an incorrect command, cancel the
Minute Timer or stop the oven temporarily during cooking. Touch it twice to
cancel a program during cooking or to
clear the Display.
NOTES:
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two Command Pads for the
same cycle (for example, EASY DEFROST and AUTO COOK), the second
command will cancel the first.
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to enter unacceptable
instructions, “ERROR” will appear in the
Display. Touch OFF/CANCEL and reenter the instructions.
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If you do not want to continue cooking:
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OR
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Touch
OFF
a function. lf you open the door after the
oven begins to cook, retouch START/
ENTER.
15.OFF/CANCEL. Touch this pad once to
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 cooking, close the door and
13. AUTO START/CLOCK. Touch this pad
to enter the correct time of day or to
program your oven to begin cooking
automatically at a chosen time later in
the day. See pages 16 and 37 for more
information.
signals
Audible signals are available to guide you
when setting and using your oven:
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tone will sound each
time you touch a pad.
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CANCEL
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Using
the safety
lock
The safety lock prevents unwanted operation of the microwave oven by small children.
To lock or deactivate
the control
1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK.
2. Touch Number Pad 1.
3. Touch START/ENTER.
“LOCK” will appear on the Display if a pad is
touched.
To cancel safety lock:
1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK.
2. Touch Number Pad 1.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL.
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panel:
Using the demonstration
feature
You can program your microwave oven to
display your commands as you enter them
without turning the oven on. This feature
helps you learn to use your oven without
actually cooking food.
To set the demo feature:
1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK.
2. Touch Number Pad 0.
3. Touch START/ENTER.
“DEMO” will appear on the Display.
To cancel the demo feature:
1. Touch AUTO START/CLOCK.
2. Touch Number Pad 0.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL.
Built-in
kits
You can build in your microwave oven by using one of the following trim kits:
1SIZE ! COLOR
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KIT MODEL NO.
FOR INSTALLATION OVER
KIT PART NO. WHIRLPOOL OVEN MODEL
MK9167XAB
4319229
SB130PER, SBl GOPEX, RB760PXY
MK91 GOXAB
4319231
RB260PXY,
MK9167XAQ
4319228
SB130PER, SBlGOPEX, RB760PXY
MK9 1GOXAQ
See page 8 for m Ire information.
RB260PXY,
4319230
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RB220PXY
RB220PXY
Setting
the clock
When you first plug in your microwave oven,
the Display flashes ‘88:88”. If the electric
power ever goes off, the Display will again
flash all 8’s when the power comes back on.
NOTES:
You can cook without setting the clock,
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but the Display will not show the correct
time of day after cooking.
To M
the clock, touch AUTO START/
CLOCK. A V” will show on the Display.
Continue to set the clock as shown below.
If you have touched in an incorrect time,
such as 12335, “ERROR” will show on the
Display. Touch OFF/CANCEL, then touch
AUTO START/CLOCK and start over.
To set time:
1. Choose setting.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example for 3:25:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
3. Complete entry.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
2. Enter time of day.
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Using
the
Minute
Timer
Your microwave oven can be used as a
kitchen timer. Use the Minute Timer for
timing up to 99 minutes, 99 seconds.
NOTES:
To see the time of day while the Minute
Timer is counting down, touch AUTO
START/CLOCK.
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Pads
while the Minute Timer is counting down,
touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel the Minute
Timer.
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1. Enter time to be counted down.
Example for 3 minutes:
2. Start countdown.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(display
time)
When the set time ends, a long tone will
sound. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
counts
down set
YOU SEE
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Using Your Microwave
This section gives you instructions
carefully.
In This
Oven
for operating each function. Please read these instructions
Section
Page
To get the best cooklng results .... ..18
Cooking at high cook power .......... .19
Cooking at lower cook powers.. ..... .20
Using AUTO COOK ........................... 22
Auto cook chart ................................ 23
Using EASY DEFROST.. .................. .25
Defrost chart ..................................... 27
Defrosting tips .................................. 28
Cooking with more than one
cook cycle ......................................... 28
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POPCORN ........... ..” ............... 30
BEVERAGE ...” ....................... 32
PERSONAL CHOICE.. ........... .33
ADD MINUTE .......................... 34
Usfng
Using
Using
Using
Adding or subtracting cook time -35
Using PAUSE .................................... 36
Using AUTO START ........................ .37
Using AUTO REHEAT.. .................... .3g
Auto reheat chart .............................. 40
Using COOK 31SIMMER .................. .40
To get the best
coGking
results:
Although a new rating method* rates this
oven at 900 watts, you may use a reliable
cookbook and recipes developed for
microwave ovens previously rated at
700-800 watts.
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ALWAYS cook food for the minimum
recommended cooking time. If necessary,
touch ADD MINUTE while the oven is
operating or after it has completed the
cooking cycle (see page 34 for more
information). Then check for doneness to
avoid overcooking the food.
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Stir, turn over or rearrange the food being
cooked about halfway through the cooking
time for most even donene’ss with all
recipes.
If a glass cover is not available, use wax
paper, paper towels or microwave-approved
plastic wrap. Turn back a corner to vent
steam during cooking.
‘IEC-705 Test Procedure. The IEC-705 Test Procedure
is an internationally recognized method of rating
microwave wattage output and does not represent an
actual change to output power or cooking performance.
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Cooking
at high
cook
power
1. Put food In oven and close door.
2. Set cooking time.
Example for 1 minute, 30 seconds:
TOUCH
cl1
cl 3
cl 0
3. Start oven.
YOU SEE
START
ENrER
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(display
cooking
counts
time)
down
When the cooking time ends, a long tone
will sound. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
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Cooking
at lower
cook
powers
For best results, some recipes call for lower
Cook Powers. The lower the Cook Power,
the slower the cooking. Each Number Pad
also stands for a different percentage of
Cook Power. Many microwave cookbook
recipes tell you by number, percent or name
which Cook Power to use.
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:
COOK POWER
WHEN TO USE IT
Automatic 100% of full power HIGH
Quick reheating of foods with high water
content, such as beverages. lf food contains
eggs or cream, choose a lower power.
9=90% of full power
Heating large quantities of liquids, such as
water or soup stock.
8=80% of full power
Reheating soups or casseroles.
7=70% of full power MED-HIGH
Cooking and heating vegetables, fish, meat,
etc. when you need a Cook Po7Ner lower than
HIGH or when food is cooking too fast.
6=60% of full power
Cooking requiring special care, such as for
high protein sauces, cheese and egg dishes,
and casseroles that need to finish cooking.
5=50% of full power MED
Starting cakes which must be finished on
HIGH power or finishing cooking of a large
roast.
4=40% of full power
Simmering stews, reheating pastry.
3=30% of full power MED-LOW,
DEFROST
Defrosting of foods such as bread, shellfish,
and precooked foods.
2=20% of full power
Defrosting and softening butter, cheese and
ice cream.
1=lO% of full power LOW
Keeping one food serving warm.
NOTE: To check the Cook Power you set after cooking has started, touch COOK POWER.
When you lift up on COOK POWER, the remainder of the cooking time will reappear on the
Display.
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1. Put food in oven and close door.
2. Set cooking time.
3. Set Cook Power.
Example for 50% Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
cl5
YOU SEE
4. Start oven.
l-l
START
ENTER
1
When the cooking time ends, a long tone
J
(display
cooking
counts
time)
down
YOU SEE
will sound. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
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Using
AUTO
COOK
Cooking with AUTO COOK lets you cook
common microwaveprepared
foods without
needing to program times and Cook Powers.
AUTO COOK has preset times and Cook
Powers for six major food categories: Baked
Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, Frozen
Vegetables, Rice, Fish Fillets, and Ground
Meat. All you do is touch the Number Pad
assigned to the desired category and enter
the number of items being heated. Your
microwave oven does the rest.
1. Put food in oven and close door.
2. Choose AUTO COOK.
3. Choose setting.
Touch any of Number Pads l-6.
NOTE: See “Auto cook chart” on pages
23 and 24 or the Cook Guide Label on
the frame behind the door for food
categories available.
Example for Setting 1 (Baked Potatoes):
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
4. Enter amount of items to be
heated.
Example for two items:
5. Start oven.
1
22
J
(display
cooking
counts
time)
down
6. When the cooking time ends,
a long tone will sound and the
oven will stop.
Open door.
Auto
SElllNG
cook
OR-
YOU SEE
HmmEm
k-ww
TOUCH
YOU SEE
chart
FOOD
AMOUNT
PROCEDURE
1
Baked Potatoes
l-6 medium
Prick; place on paper towel on turntable.
Remove from oven, wrap in foil and let
stand 10 minutes.
2
Fresh Vegetables
l-6 cups
For beans, carrots, corn and peas, add 1
tablespoon of water per cup. For broccoli,
brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower,
cook immediately after washing with no
additional water. If you like tslder. crisp
vegetables, double or triple’the quantity
per setting. For example, use 2 or 3 cups
of zucchini, but touch Number Pad 1 for
one cup. After cooking, remove from
oven, stir, cover and let stand 3 to 5
minutes before serving.
3
Frozen
Vegetables
l-6 cups
Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Let stand
3 minutes, covered.
Note: To select an amount when cooking
a 10 oz package of frozen vegetables (this
equals about 1 l/2 cups), touch “1” for 1 cur
of “tender crisp” vegetables (you cannot
enter l/2 cup amounts) or touch “2” for two
cups of vegetables more fully cooked.
continued on next page
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SElTING
4
FOOD
Rice
PROCEDURE
AMOUNT
‘x-2 cups
Place rice and water into a deep casserole.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap. For each
quantity of uncooked rice, touch the pads
indicated.
Uncooked
Rice-cups
‘I2
Water-cups
1
Touch pads
q
1
2
mr[
2
IV2
3
~~~
4
mr]
After cooking, stir, cover and let stand
3-5 minutes or until all liquid has been
absorbed.
5
Fish Fillets
0.5-2.0 Ibs
Use this pad for fresh or defrosted fish
fillets. Arrange in a pie plate or shallow
casserole in a single layer. Tuck thin ends
under to prevent overcooking. Cover with
vented plastic wrap. After cooking, let stand,
covered, for l-3 minutes.
6
Ground Meat
0.3-2.0 Ibs
Use this pad to cook ground beef or turkey
as patties or in a casserole to be added to
other ingredients. Place patties on a microwave-safe rack and cover with wax paper.
Place ground meat in a casserole and cover
with wax paper or plastic wrap. When oven
stops and “TURN OVER” is displayed, turn
patties over or stir meat in casserole to
break large pieces. Recover and touch
START/ENTER. After cooking, let stand,
covered, for 2-3 minutes.
NOTE: If YOU enter an amount not shown in the chart above, “ERROR” will appear. AUTOCOOK will only operate with the amounts shown.
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I
I
Using
EASY
DEFROST
Your microwave oven automatically defrosts
a variety of common meats at preset Cook
Powers for preset times. The 2-stage Easy
Defrost Cycle defrosts roast beef, pork,
steaks, chops, fish, ground meat, and
chicken. All you do is touch EASY DEFROST to enter the weight of the items
being defrosted. Your microwave oven
does the rest.
NOTES:
l If you want to change the defrost time
l
after choosing EASY DEFROST, see
“Adding or subtracting cook time” on
page 35.
If ‘ERROR” appears on the Display, touch
OFF/CANCEL and start over.
1. Put frozen food in oven and
close door.
2. Choose EASY DEFROST.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
3. Enter food weight.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Each time you touch EASY DEFROST,
the displayed food weight will increase by
.5 pounds.
NOTE: When increasing the food weight,
you must touch EASY DEFROST within
two seconds after the last time you
touched the pad. After two seconds,
defrosting will start for the last food
weight entered.
After two seconds:
a second
time
YOU SEE
(example: display counts
down defrosting time in first
stage)
4. After first stage is over, oven
will stop and four tones will
sound.
Open door, turn over meat and
shield any warm portions.
YOU SEE
Iimmmma
25
YOU SEE
5. Close door.
Ram=
6. Restart oven.
1
7. After defrosting, oven will stop
and one long tone will sound.
Open door.
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YOU SEE
TOUCH
J
(example: display counts
down second stage of
defrost cycle)
YOU SEE
Eammm
OR
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Defrost
chart
FOOD
Roast Beef, Pork
PROCEDURE
Start with fat side down.
After 1st stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with aluminum foil.
After the 2nd stage, turn over and shield any warm portions wlth
aluminum foil.
Stand, covered 30-60 minutes.
Steaks, Chops,
flsh
After the 1st stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with
aluminum foil.
After the 2nd stage, shield any warm portions with aluminum foil.
Remove any pieces that are nearly defrosted.
Stand, 1O-20 minutes.
Ground Meat
Remove any thawed parts after each stage.
Stand, 5-10 minutes.
Chicken, Whole
Remove giblets before freezing poultry for more uniform defrosting.
Start with breast side down.
After the 1st stage, turn over and shield any warm portions with
aluminum foil.
After the 2nd stage, shield any warm portions with aluminum foil.
Stand, covered 30-60 minutes.
Chicken Pieces
After the 1st stage, turn over and rearrange.
After the 2nd stage, if there are warm or thawed portions, rearrange
or remove.
Stand, 1 O-20 minutes.
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Defrosting
l
l
l
l
tips
When using EASY DEFROST, the weight
to be entered is the net weight (the weight
of the food minus the container). Enter
weight to the nearest $5 lb.
Only use EASY DEFROST for raw food.
EASY DEFROST gives best results when
food to be thawed is a minimum of 0°F
(taken directly from a “true” freezer). If
food has been stored in a refrigeratorfreezer 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 stored outside the freezer
for up to 20 minutes, enter a tower food
weight.
If the food Is stored outside the freezer
for more than 20 minutes, and for defrosting ready-made food, defrost by time and
power and let stand after defrosting.
Cooking
with
more
l
l
l
l
l
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 fiih 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.
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 “Cooking tips”
on page 45.)
than
one cook
cycle
For best results, some recipes call for one
Cook Power for a certain length of time, and
another Cook Power for another length of
time. Your oven can be set to change from
one to another automatically.
1. Put food in oven and close door.
2. Set cooking time for first cycle.
Example for 7 minutes, 30 seconds:
TOUCH
cl7
cl3
rl0
\
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,
YOU SEE
If you want to cook at another Cook
Power, touch COOK POWER followed by
a Number Pad.
Example for 50% Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
[X]
m
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
4. Set cooking time for second
cycle.
Example for 3 minutes, 25 seconds:
cl
3
2
i-l
I
cl
J
5
5. Set Cook Power for second
cycle.
To cook at full (100%) power, skip to
Step 6.
To cook at another Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example for 60% Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
cl6
6. Start oven.
YOU SEE
TOUCH
rl
START
ENTER
1
J
(display
cooking
counts down
time in each cycle)
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When cooking time ends, a long tone will
SOUd.
Changing
or adding
instructions
You can change times, Cook Powers or add
cycles any time before or after touching
START/ENTER:
l Touch
OFF/CANCEL twice.
l Enter your new instructions.
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 types of popcorn in different size
bags. You specify the setting by the number
of times you touch POPCORN. To correctly
set your microwave oven, follow this chart:
4
1
Cooking performance may vary with brand.
Try several brands to decide which gives
best popping resutts. For best results, use
fresh bags of popcorn.
NOTES:
Before using POPCORN, be sure the time
of day is showing on the Display. If the time
of day is not on the Display, touch OFF/
CANCEL once or twice.
l If you
want to change the popping time after
choosing POPCORN, see “Adding or subtracting cook time” on page 35.
l
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Fire and Burn Hazard
. Do not try to repop unpopped kernels
and do not reuse popcorn bags. Fire
may result.
l If you remove the turntable
right after
popping popcorn, use oven mitts. It will
be very hot and could b‘urn you.
1. Place bag in center of turntable
and close door.
2. Choose POPCORN.
Example for 3.5 oz regular bags:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(display counts down
popping time)
When popping time ends, a long tone will
YOU SEE
Sound.
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Using
BEVERAGE
BEVERAGE lets you heat a beverage by
touching just one pad.
NOTES:
. Before using BEVERAGE, be sure the
time of day is showing on the Display. lf
the time of day is not on the Display, touch
OFF/CANCEL once or twice to clear.
l
If you want to change the heating time
after choosing BEVERAGE, see “Adding or
subtracting cook time” on page 35.
1. Place cup of beverage In oven and close door.
2. Choose BEVERAGE.
To heat a half cup of a beverage:
TOUCH
(display counts down
heating time)
OR
To heat a full cup of a beverage:
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
~EVERAGEJ
twice
When heating time ends, a long tone will
sound. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
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(display counts down
heating time)
YOU SEE
Using
PERSONAL
CHOICE
PERSONAL CHOICE allows you to recall
one cooking instruction previously placed in
memory and begin -king
quickly. For
example, if you heat a roll Svery morning,
program the cooking steps into PERSONAL
CHOICE. You ten heat your roll each
morning by touching PERSONAL CHOICE.
PERSONAL CHOICE:
1. Choose PERSONAL CHOICE.
PERSONAL CHOICE also allows you to
program a cooking time and Cook Power for
another person t0 cook at a later time.
NOTE: You can reprogram PERSONAL
CHOICE by repeating the instructions below.
A power failure will erase your Personal
Choice program.
To program
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
2. Set cooking time.
Example for 20 seconds:
3. Set Cook Power.
Example for 50% Cook Power:
cl5
4. Complete entry.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(time of day)
To use PERSONAL CHOICE:
1. Put food in oven and close door.
3. Start oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
@I
,..,
The oven will cook according to your
preprogrammed instructions.
programmed
cooking
time)
4. When cooking time ends, a long
tone will sound.
Remove food from oven.
YOU SEE
(time of day)
Using
ADD
MINUTE
ADD MINUTE lets you cook from standing
for one minute at 100% Cook Power or add
an extra minute to your cooking cycle. You
can also use it to extend cooking time in
muftiples of one minute.
NOTES:
l To extend
cooking time in multiples of one
minute, touch ADD MINUTE repeatedly
during cooking.
l You can enter
ADD MINUTE only after
closing the door, after touching OFF/
CANCEL, during cooking, or within one
minute after cooking with another function.
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l
l
l
If you touch ADD MINUTE during cooking, the oven will cook at the currently
selected Cook Power. If you touch ADD
MINUTE after cocking, the oven will cook
at 100% Cook Power.
You cannot use ADD MINUTE with
POPCORN, BEVERAGE, AUTO COOK,
AUTO START, EASY DEFROST, AUTO
REHEAT or COOK & SIMMER.
You cannot use ADD MINUTE to start the
oven if any program is on the Display.
1. Make sure food is in oven.
2. Choose ADD MINUTE.
Example for cooking for one minute:
YOU SEE
TOUCH
YOU SEE
When the cooking time ends, a long tone
will sound.
Adding
or subtracting
cook
time
If a preset cook time is too long or too short,
you can increase or decrease the cook time
by 7% after choosing the function.
NOTE: When changing cook time, you must
touch COOK POWER within two seconds after
the last time you touched the chosen function’s
command pad (for example, EASY DEFROST). After two seconds, cooking will start
for the last cook time entered.
To increase cook time by 7%:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
(example
To decrease cook time by 7%:
TOUCH
for defrost)
YOU SEE
a second time
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Using
PAUSE
PAUSE lets you stop the oven between
waking cydes to stir, turn over food or add
ingredients during the cooking process.
1. Put food In oven and close door.
2. Touch In lnstructlons
for flrst cooklng cycle.
(See pages 1g-21 .)
3. Choose PAUSE.
4. Touch in instructions
YOU SEE
TOUCH
for second cooldng cycle.
(See pages 19-21.)
5. Start oven.
TOUCH
1
YOU SEE
I
6. When first cycle Is over, four
tones will sound.
(example: display counts
down cooking time in first
cycle)
YOU SEE
Open the door and stir the food.
7. Close door.
TOUCH
1
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YOU SEE
I
(example: display counts
down cooking time In
second cycle)
When the cooking time ends, a long tone
will sound. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
Using
AUTO
YOU SEE
START
AUTO START lets you program your oven
to begin ccoking automatically at a time of
day you choose. You can preprogram your
oven up to 11 hours. 59 minutes in advance.
To avoid sickness and food waste when
using AUTO START:
l Do not use foods that will spoil while
waiting for cooking to start, such as
dishes with milk or eggs, cream soups,
and cooked meats or fish. Any food
that has to wait for cooking to start
should be very cold or frozen before it
is put in the oven. MOST UNFROZEN
FOODS SHOULD NEVER STAND
MORE THAN TWO HOURS BEFORE
COOKING STARTS.
l Do not use foods containing
baking
powder or yeast when using AUTO
START. They will not rise properly.
l Do not allow food to remain in oven for
more than two hours after end of
cooking cycle.
NOTES:
If you hear the fan start when you touch
l
l
l
START/ENTER, you have not set the oven
property. Touch OFF/CANCEL twice and
start over.
You cannot use AUTO START with ADD
MINUTE, EASY DEFROST, POPCORN,
or BEVERAGE.
To check the Auto Start time you set
before cooking has started, touch AUTO
START/CLOCK. When you lift up on
AUTO START/CLOCK, the time of day will
reappear on the Display.
1. Put food in oven and close door.
2. Make sure clock is set to correct time of day.
3. Set start time.
Example for 4:30:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
;
-
cl
0
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4. Choose AUTO START.
5. Set cooking time.
Example for 20 minutes:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Elm
6. Set Cook Power.
To cook at full (100%) power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
To cock at a lower Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
Example for 50% Cook Power:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
cl
7. Complete entry.
5
YOU SEE
(time of day)
The oven will start cooking at the set stat-i
time. When the cooking time ends, a long
tone will sound. When you open the door or
touch OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of
day.
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YOU SEE
Using
AUTO
REHEAT
AUTO REHEAT lets you reheat food without
entering a cooking time or Cook Power.
Choose from six settings preprogrammed for
different foods and enter the quantity to be
cooked. See the uAuto reheat chart” on page
40 for the Auto Reheat settings available.
NOTE: If you want to reheat by entering
time and Cook Power, see ‘Reheating chart”
on page 43.
1. Put food in oven and close
door.
3. Choose reheat cycle.
Example for Setting 2 (Pasta):
4. Enter quantity (l-6).
Example for 1 cup:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
cl1
5. Start oven.
TOUCH
rl
START
ENTER
When reheating time ends, a long tone will
sound and you will see directions on the
Display. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
YOU SEE
Auto reheat
SElTING
chart
QUANTITY
FOOD
Touch Number Pad i once for a regular
plate, twice for a small plate, and three
times for a big plate.
1
Dinner Plate
2
Pasta
3
P’kza, Slice
4
Roll/Muffin,
Fresh
l-6
6
Roll/Muffin,
Frozen
l-6
6
Pie, Slice
Using
COOK
1-6cups
l-6
l-6
& SIMMER
COOK & SIMMER lets you simmer food at a
low Cook Power after cooking, without
entering a Cook Power. All you do is set the
quantity to be simmered and the amount of
time food needs to simmer. The oven brings
the food to a boil, then lowers the Cook
Power to simmer the food for the time you
set.
NOTE: If you want to change the cook time
after choosing COOK & SIMMER, see
“Adding or subtracting cook time” on
page 35.
1. Put food in oven and close
door.
2. Touch COOK & SIMMER 1-6
times (for 1-6 cups).
Example for 4 cups:
TOUCH
YOU SEE
once
YOU SEE
After 2 seconds:
3. Enter simmer time.
Example for 30 minutes:
TOUCH
cl 3
cl 0
cl 0
40
lo]
YOU SEE
4. Start oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
5. When food Is boiling, oven will
stop and four tones will sound.
Open door and stir food.
6. Close door.
YOU SEE
mm
7. Restart oven.
TOUCH
YOU SEE
When simmer time ends, a long tone will
sound and you will see directions on the
Display. When you open the door or touch
OFF/CANCEL, you will see the time of day.
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Caring
Oven
For Your Microwave
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.
Cleaning
microwave
the
oven
Wipe often with warm, sudsy water and a
sponge or paper towel. You can remove the
glass turntable to clean the oven cavity floor;
however, this oven is designed to operate
with the turntable in place. Do not operate
the microwave oven when turntable is
removed for cleaning. See page 7 for further
information about the turntable.
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.
Be sure to keep the areas clean where
the door and oven frame touch when
closed. Use only mild, nonabrasive soaps
or detergents applied with a sponge or
paper towel when cleaning surfaces. Rinse
well.
Product Damage Hazard
Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool pads,
gritty wash cloths, etc., can damage the
control panel, and the interior and
exterior oven surfaces. Use a sponge
with a mild detergent or a paper towel
with spray glass cleaner. Apply spray
glass cleaner to paper towel; do not
spray directly on oven.
Turntable
To clean turntable and turntable support,
wash in mild, sudsy water; for heavily soiled
areas use a mild cleanser and scouring
sponge. The turntable and turntable support
are dishwasher-safe.
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Cooking
Reheating
Guide
chart
Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
NOTE: For reheating with preset times and Cook Powers, see “Using AUTO REHEAT” on
age 39.
1 serwng
2 sarvings
1-2 min at 70%
2S4H min at 70%
Meat Slicea (Beef, ham,
45 set-1 min per serving
at 50%
l-3 min per serving at 50%
pork, turkey) 1 or mom
servings
Sttrrable Casseroles
Main Dishes
1 serving
2 servings
4-6 SeNings
_ ,,‘i.>.,, I, I, 2..
X&er with gravy or wax <
paper.Checkafter3Osec
~.:’ per Sxvirtg.
-7.. ?I; ,_
Cover. Stir afterhalf
time.
and
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
the
2-4 min at 100%
46 min at 100%
6-6 min at 100%
Cover with wax paper.
Nonstirrable
Causeroles
and Main Dish1 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%
.&up, Cream
1 WP
1 can (10% 02)
Refrigerated
Room temp
34% min at 50%
5-7 min at 50%
lap
1 can (10% 02)
Refrigerated
Room temp
2’/i-3’/1 min at 100%
4-5% min at 100%
Pizza
1 slice
1 slice
2 slices
2 slices
Room temp
Refrigerated
Room temp
Refrigerated
15-25
30-40
30-40
45-55
Vegetables
1 serving
2 servings
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
%-1 ‘A min at 100%
1 ‘h-2% min at 100%
Baked Potato
1
2
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
l-2 min at 100%
2-3 min at 100%
Cut potato lengthwise and
then several times crosswise. Cover with wax paper.
Room temp
Room temp
Room temp
9-12 set et 100%
11-15 set at 100%
16-22 set at 100%
Wrap single roll, bagel or
muftin in paper towel. To
reheat several, line plate
with paper towel. Cover
with another paper towel.
Refrigerated
Refrigerated
5-7 min at 70%
30 set at 100%
Soup, Clear
Breads
(Dinner or breakfast
1 roll
2 rolls
4 rolls
Pie
Whole
1 slice
Cover. Stir after half the
time.
Cover. Stir after half the
time.
Place on paper towel.
set
sac
sac
set
at
at
at
at
100%
100%
100%
100%
rotI)
Cover. Stir after half the
time.
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Microwave
cooking
Times are approximate
chart
and may need to be adjusted to individual taste.
POULTRY. FISH. SFAFOOD
Allow standing time after cooking.
FOOD
Bacon
100%
Ground Beef
for Casse
roles (1 lb)
100%
Hamburger
Patties (2)
100%
Hamburger
Patties (4)
100%
Meat Loaf
100%
13-l 9 min
100%
6-9 minllb
TIME
45sectol
min
15 set per slice
4-6 min
1st side 2 min
2nd side 1 X to
2X min
1st side 2N min
2nd side 2-3 min
(1 X Ibs)
Internal temperature
standing.
TIME
FOOD
COOK
POWER
Chicken
Pieces
(continued)
Cook at 100% Cook Power.
should be 185°F after
(medium head)
Corn on the Cob
;:;
4-9 min
6-16 min
Potatoes, Baked
13-19 min
(4 medium)
Squash, Summer (1 lb)
FOOD
COOK
POWER
TIME
Applesauce
100%
7-10 min
100%
4-6 min
50%
1-2 min
(4 servings)
Baked
(4)
(melt 1
square)
Fish Fillets
(1 lb)
100%
Scrambled
(2)
Scallops and
Shrimp (1 lb)
100%
Chocolate
Eggs,
45SeC
Hot Cereals
FOOD
TIME
Beans, Green or
6-12 min
Yellow (1 lb)
6-10 min
2-3 min
100%
(1 serving)
(4 servings)
Nachos
1 ‘/z-5 min
4X-7 min
50%
lYz-2Y~ min
(large plate)
Water for
Beverage
(1 cup)
(2 cups)
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1 min 15
set to 1 min
(4)
3ook at 100% Cook Power.
Broccoli (1 lb)
100%
3X-5% min
EGETABLES
3-8 min
OTHEB
5 min
100%
8-12 minllb
l&!J 70%
Internal temperature should be 185°F after
standing.
5-6 min
6-9 min
Cauliflower
Apples
Turkey
Breast
8-12 min
_ Carrots (1 lb)
100%
2X-4 min
4X-6 min
Cooking
Amount
l
Covering
of food
The more food you want to prepare, the
longer it takes. A rule of thumb is that a
double amount of food requires almost
double the time. If one potato takes four
minutes to cook, you need about seven
minutes to cook two potatoes.
Starting
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tips
temperature
of food
The lower the temperature of the 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.
Composition
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All coverings that allow microwaves
through are suitable.
Releasing
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Stirring,
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turning
foods
Stirring and turning foods distributes
heat quickly to the center of the dish and
avoids overcooking at the outer edges of
the food.
standing
time
Always allow food to stand for a while
after cooking. Standing time
cooking, or reheating always
resutt since the temperature
evenly distributed throughout
l
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.
in foods
Several foods (for example: baked pota-
Using
Size and shape
l
pressure
to pass
toes, 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,
prick these foods with a fork, cocktail pick or
toothpick.
of food
Food wlth 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.
food
Cover food to:
l Reduce splattering
l Shorten cooking times
l Retain food moisture
l
after defrosting,
improves the
will then be
the food.
When cooking in a microwave oven, food
continues to cook even when the microwave
energy is turned off. Food is no longer
cooked by microwaves, but it is still being
cooked by the high heat left over from the
microwave oven.
The length of the standing time 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. During
standing time, the internal food temperature
will rise as much as 46°F as the food
finishes cooking.
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Arranging
food
If you are cooking several items of the
same food, such as baked potatoes,
place them in a ring pattern for uniform
and the final result will not be as good as if
food were placed in plastic or paper containers. If you use aluminum containers without
package instructions, follow these guidelines:
cooking.
l
For best results, distribute focd evenly on
the plate. You can do this in several ways:
l
l
When cooking foods of uneven shapes
or thkkness, place the smaller or thinner
area of the food towards the center of the
dish where it will be heated last.
l
Arrange uneven foods, such as fish, in
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the oven with the tails to the center.
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If you are savlng a meal In the refrlgerator or “plating” a meal for reheating,
arrange the thicker, denser foods to the
outside of the plate and the thinner or less
dense foods in the middle.
Place thin slices of meat on top of each
other or interlace them.
Place thicker slices of meat, such as
meat loaf and sausages, close to each
other.
Reheat gravy or sauce in a separate
container.
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When you cook or reheat whole fish,
score the skin -this
l
l
prevents cracking.
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 usually 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. It is possible to use disposable containers, but it generally takes longer
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Place container in a glass bowl and add
some water so that it covers the bottom of
the container, not more than !4 inch high.
This ensures even heating of the container
bottom.
Always remove the lid to avoid damage
to the oven.
Use only undamaged containers.
Do not use containers taller than ?4’.
Container must be half filled.
To avoid sparking, there must be a
minimum ‘A’ between the aluminum
container and the walls of the oven and
also between two aluminum containers.
Always place container on turntable.
Thickness of the food layer must be
greater than thickness of the aluminum.
Reheating food in alumin_um 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.
Let food stand for 2-3 minutes after
heating so that heat is spread evenly
throughout container.
Cooking
you should not do in
your microwave
oven
l
l
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 oven to sterilize objects
(baby bottles, etc.). lt is difficult to maintain
the high temperature required for safe
sterilization.
Questions
And Answers
QUESTIONS
ANSWERS
Can I operate my microwave oven without
the turntable or turn the turntable over to
accommodate a large dish?
No. If you remove or turn over the turntable,
you will get poor cooking results. Dishes
used in your oven-must fit on the turntable.
Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so
that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a
time?
You can use a rack only if rack is supplied
with your microwave oven. Use of any rack
not supplied with 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
92 inch deep and filled with food to absorb
microwave energy). Never allow metal to
touch walls or door. (For more information,
see page 46.)
Is if normal for the turntable to turn in either
direction?
Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or
counterclockwise,
depending on the
rotation of the motor when the cooking
cycle begins.
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
taken out of the oven and covered for
additional time after cooking. This process
allows the cooking to finish, saves energy
and frees the oven for another purpose.
Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacturer’s guidelines or use
the preprogrammed Popcorn pad. Do not
use regular paper bags. Use the “listening
test” by stopping the oven as soon as the
popping slows to a “pop” every one or two
seconds. Do not try to 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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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section
outlines possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to soWeach problem.
Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our
Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for sewice, please provide a detailed description of the Droblem. vour awliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase
date. (See-page 2.j ihii ir&mation
will Lelp us respond property to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any
kind. Please check the chart below for problems you can fix. ll could save you the cost of a
service call.
PROBLEM
Nothing will
operate
The microwave
oven will
not run
Microwave
cooking
times
seem too long
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
The power supply cord is not
plugged into a live circuit with
the proper voltage.
Plug power supply cord into a live
circuit with the proper voltage. (See
pages 7 and 9.)
A household fuse has blown or
a circuit breaker has tripped.
Replace household fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
The electric company has
experienced a power failure.
Check electrii company for a power
failure.
You are using the oven as a
timer.
Touch OFF/CANCEL
Minute Timer.
The door is not firmly closed
and latched.
Firmly close and latch door.
You did not touch START/
ENTER.
Touch START/ENTER.
You did not follow directions
exactly.
Check instructions
you are operating.
An operation that was programmed earlier is still running.
Touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel
previous programming.
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 “Microwave
page 44.
There is not enough cooking
time for the amount of food
being cooked.
Allow for more time when cooking
more food at one time.
to cancel the
for the function
cooking chart” on
PROBLEM
The Display
shows a time
counting down
but the oven is
not cooking
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
You have set the controls as a
kiichen timer.
Touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel the
Minute Timer.
You do not hear
the Programming Tone
The command is not wrrect.
Re-enter command.
The fan seems
to be running
slower than
usual
The oven has been stored in a
cold area.
The fan will run slower until the oven
warms up to normal room temperature.
The Display is
flashing ‘88:88”
There has been a power
interruption.
Reset the clock. (See page 16.)
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2. If you need
assistance
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial toll-free
from anywhere In the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your
appliince or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service company in your
area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need service
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of autho%*
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companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States. To
locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
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4. If you are not satisfied
iEl;ette
problem
was
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l
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). WCAP is a group
of independent consumer experts that
voices wnsumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
VVHIRLPOOL”
Microwave Oven Warranty
1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
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 Whirlpoole service
company.
LlMlTED FOUR-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP replacement magnetron tube on microwave
ovens if defective in materials or workmanship.
Second Through F&h Year From
Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL 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
hold use.
house-
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
use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
of God or
E. Any labor costs during limited warranty.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized
modifications
made to the
Yo3
appliance.
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 limitation or exclusion 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 Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number, 1-800-253-l 301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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