Over-the-Range
Microwave Oven
FMV156DB, DS, DC, DQ
CFMV156DB, DS, DC
Welcome & Congratulation ......
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Important Safety Instructions .. 2-6
Part Names ................................
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Before Operating .......................
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Manual Operation ......................
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Operating Instructions .............. 9-12
Cleaning and Care ..................... 13-14
Specifications ............................
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Service Call Check ....................
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Warranty .....................................
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Welcome & Congratulations
Congratulations on your purchase of a new microwave oven! At Electrolux Home Products, we
are very proud of our product and are completely committed to providing you with the best service
possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.
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We know you’ll enjoy your new microwave oven and Thank You for choosing our product. We
hope you consider us for future purchases.
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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your
microwave oven only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant to cover every
possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced
when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
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Read this manual.
It contains instructions to help you use and maintain your microwave oven properly.
If you received a damaged Microwave Oven... immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the Microwave Oven.
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Check the section titled "Service Call Check”. This section helps you solve common problems that
might occur. If you do need service, you can relax knowing help is only a phone call away. A list of
toll-free customer service numbers is included in the back of this manual. Or call Frigidaire
Customer Services at 1-800-944-9044, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Important Safety Instructions
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk
of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
• Do Not Attempt to operate this microwave 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.
• Do Not Place any object between the microwave oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces.
• Do Not Operate the microwave oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the microwave 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.
• The Microwave Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
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Important Safety Instructions
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.
This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.
READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE USING
To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave
energy when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following sections.
• Read all instructions before using the appliance.
placed inside the microwave oven to facilitate cooking.
• Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” on page 2.
- Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in microwave oven.
- If materials inside the microwave oven should
ignite, keep microwave oven door closed, turn
microwave oven off and disconnect the power cord
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker
panel.
• This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See “ELECTRICAL
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 4.
• Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with
the provided installation instructions.
- Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not
leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the
cavity when not in use.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers
—for example, closed glass jars—are able to explode
and should not be heated in this microwave oven.
• 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 A
SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO
THE LIQUID.
• 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 microwave 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.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
• 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.
- Do not overheat the liquid.
- Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
• This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Contact nearest Electrolux
Authorized Servicer for examination, repair or
adjustment.
- Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks. Use a wide-mouthed container.
- After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven at least for 20 seconds before
removing the container.
• Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
• 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, or
similar locations.
- Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
• Clean ventilation openings and grease filters frequently.
Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on
ventilation openings, louver or grease filters.
• Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
• Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Use care when cleaning the louver and the grease filters.
Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven
cleaners, may damage the louver and the grease filters.
• Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
• See door surface cleaning instructions on page 13.
• When flaming food under the hood, turn the fan on.
• To reduce the risk of fire in the microwave oven cavity:
• This appliance is suitable for use above both gas and
electric cooking equipment 36” wide or less.
- Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when
paper, plastic or other combustible materials are
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Important Safety Instructions
UNPACKING AND EXAMINING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
Open the bottom of the carton, bend the carton flaps back and tilt the microwave oven
over to rest on plastic foam pad. Lift carton off microwave oven and remove all packing
materials, Wall Template and Top Cabinet Template, Installation Instruction, Turntable
and Turntable Support. SAVE THE CARTON AS IT MAY MAKE INSTALLATION
EASIER.
• Remove the feature sticker from the outside of the door, if there is one.
• DO NOT REMOVE THE WAVEGUIDE COVER, which is located on the right side wall of
the microwave oven cavity. Check to see that there are Installation Instruction, Wall
Template and Top Cabinet Template. Read enclosures and SAVE the Use and Care
Manual.
Check the microwave oven for any damage, such as misaligned or bent door, damaged
door seals and sealing surfaces, broken or loose door hinges and latches and dents
inside the cavity or on the door. If there is any damage, do not operate the microwave
oven and contact your dealer or ELECTROLUX SERVICER. See Installation Instructions
for more details.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. This microwave oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. It must be
plugged into a wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and
ordinances. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric
current.
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
Electrical Requirements
Check Installation Instructions for proper location for the power supply.
The electrical requirements are a 120 volt 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amp. or more protected electrical supply. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only the microwave oven be
provided.
The microwave oven is equipped with a 3-prong grounding plug. It must be plugged into a
wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR REMOVE THE GROUNDING PIN FROM THE PLUG.
NOTES:
1. If you have any questions about the grounding or electrical instructions, consult a
qualified electrician or service person.
2. Neither Electrolux nor the dealer can accept any liability for damage to the microwave
oven or personal injury resulting from failure to observe the correct electrical
connection procedures.
Radio or TV Interference
Should there be any interference caused by the microwave oven to your radio or TV, check that the microwave oven is on a different
electrical circuit, relocate the radio or TV as far away from the microwave oven as feasible or check position and signal of receiving
antenna.
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Important Safety Instructions
ABOUT YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
ABOUT FOODS
This Use and Care Manual is valuable: read it carefully and always
save it for reference.
• Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a special
microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled
for use in microwave ovens.
A good microwave cookbook is a valuable asset. Check it for
microwave cooking principles, techniques, hints and recipes.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers—for
example, closed jars—will explode and should not be heated in
this microwave oven. Such use of the microwave oven could
result in injury.
NEVER use the microwave oven without the turntable and support
nor turn the turntable over so that a large dish could be placed in
the microwave oven. The turntable will turn both clockwise and
counterclockwise.
ALWAYS have food in the microwave oven when it is on to absorb
the microwave energy.
• Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up
inside egg yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting in
injury.
When using the microwave oven at power levels below 100%, you
may hear the magnetron cycling on and off. It is normal for the
exterior of the microwave oven to be warm to the touch when
cooking or reheating.
• Operating the microwave with no food inside for more than a
minute or two may cause damage to the microwave oven and
could start a fire. It increases the heat around the magnetron and
can shorten the life of the microwave oven.
Condensation is a normal part of microwave cooking. Room
humidity and the moisture in food will influence the amount of
moisture that condenses in the microwave oven. Generally,
covered foods will not cause as much condensation as uncovered
ones. Ventilation openings must not be blocked.
• Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such as potatoes, hot dogs,
sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other giblets, and
egg yolks should be pierced to allow steam to escape during
cooking.
• Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with the lid off. Make
sure all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute
the heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding when warming
formula or breast milk. The container may feel cooler than the
milk really is. Always test the milk before feeding the baby.
The microwave oven is for food preparation only. It should not be
used to dry clothes or newspapers.
Your microwave oven is rated 950 watts by using the IEC Test
Procedure. In using recipes or package directions, check food a
minute or two before the minimum time and add time accordingly.
• Spontaneous boiling—Under certain special circumstances, liquids
may start to boil during or shortly after removal from the microwave
oven. To prevent burns from splashing liquid, we recommend the
following: before removing the container from the microwave oven,
allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for 30 to 40
seconds after the microwave oven has shut off. Do not boil liquids
in narrownecked containers such as soft drink bottles, wine flasks
and especially narrow necked coffee cups. Even if the container is
opened, excessive steam can build up and cause it to burst or
overflow.
ABOUT MICROWAVE COOKING
• Arrange food carefully. Place thickest areas towards outside of dish.
• Watch cooking time. Cook for the shortest amount of time
indicated and add more as needed. Food severely overcooked
can smoke or ignite.
• Cover foods while cooking. Check recipe or cookbook for
suggestions: paper towels, wax paper, microwave plastic wrap or
a lid. Covers prevent spattering and help foods to cook evenly.
• Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles
(especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is
opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container to
burst, possibly resulting in injury.
• Shield with small flat pieces of aluminum foil any thin areas of
meat or poultry to prevent overcooking before dense, thick areas
are cooked thoroughly.
• Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when opening
any containers of hot food, including popcorn bags, cooking
pouches and boxes. To prevent possible injury, direct steam
away from hands and face.
• Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or twice during
cooking, if possible.
• Turn foods over once during microwaving to speed cooking of
such foods as chicken and hamburgers. Large items like roasts
must be turned over at least once.
• Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch fire,
causing damage to your microwave oven.
• Rearrange foods such as meatballs halfway through cooking both
from top to bottom and from the center of the dish to the outside.
• Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat to at least an
INTERNAL temperature of 160˚F and poultry to at least an
INTERNAL temperature of 180˚F. Cooking to these temperatures
usually protects against foodborne illness.
• Add standing time. Remove food from microwave oven and stir, if
possible. Cover for standing time which allows the food to finish
cooking without overcooking.
• Check for doneness. Look for signs indicating that
cooking temperatures have been reached.
Doneness signs include:
- Food steams throughout, not just at edge.
- Center bottom of dish is very hot to the touch.
- Poultry thigh joints move easily.
- Meat and poultry show no pinkness.
- Fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
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Important Safety Instructions
determining correct doneness and assure you that foods have
been cooked to safe temperatures. Electrolux is not responsible
for any damage to the microwave oven when accessories are used.
ABOUT UTENSILS AND COVERINGS
It is not necessary to buy all new cookware. Many pieces already in
your kitchen can be used successfully in your new microwave oven.
Make sure the utensil does not touch the interior walls during
cooking.
ABOUT CHILDREN AND THE MICROWAVE
Use these utensils for safe microwave cooking and
reheating:
As with any appliance, close supervision by an adult is
necessary when used by children.
• glass ceramic (Pyroceram®), such as Corningware®.
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• heat-resistant glass (Pyrex )
At no time should anyone be allowed to lean or swing on the
microwave oven door.
• microwave-safe plastics
• paper plates
Children should be taught all safety precautions: use potholders,
remove coverings carefully, pay special attention to packages
that crisp food because they may be extra hot.
• microwave-safe pottery, stoneware and porcelain
• browning dish (Do not exceed recommended preheating time.
Follow manufacturer's directions.)
Don’t assume that because a child has mastered one cooking
skill he/she can cook everything.
These items can be used for short time reheating
of foods that have little fat or sugar in them:
Children need to learn that the microwave oven is not a toy. See
page 12 for Child Lock feature.
• wood, straw, wicker
ABOUT SAFETY
DO NOT USE
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Children below the age of 7 should use the microwave oven with
a supervising person very near to them. Between the ages of 7
and 12, the supervising person should be in the same room.
• Check foods to see that they are cooked to the United States
Department of Agriculture's recommended temperatures.
metal pans and bakeware
dishes with metallic trim
non-heat-resistant glass
non-microwave-safe plastics (margarine tubs)
recycled paper products
brown paper bags
food storage bags
metal twist-ties
160˚F - For fresh pork, ground meat, boneless white poultry,
fish, seafood, egg dishes and frozen prepared food.
165˚F - For leftover, ready-to-reheat refrigerated, and deli and
carry-out “fresh” food.
170˚F - White meat of poultry.
Should you wish to check if a dish is safe for microwaving, place the
empty dish in the microwave oven and microwave on HIGH for 30
seconds. A dish which becomes very hot should not be used.
175˚F - Dark meat of poultry.
To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in a thick or
dense area away from fat or bone. NEVER leave the
thermometer in the food during cooking, unless it is approved for
microwave oven use.
The following coverings are ideal:
• Paper towels are good for covering foods for reheating and
absorbing fat while cooking bacon.
• ALWAYS use potholders to prevent burns when handling
utensils that are in contact with hot food. Enough heat from the
food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.
• Wax paper can be used for cooking and reheating.
• Plastic wrap that is specially marked for microwave use can be
used for cooking and reheating. DO NOT allow plastic wrap to
touch food. Vent so steam can escape.
• Lids that are microwave-safe are a good choice because heat is
kept near the food to hasten cooking.
• Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and
hands. Slowly lift the farthest edge of a dish's covering and carefully
open popcorn and oven cooking bags away from the face.
• Microwave oven cooking bags are good for large meats or foods
that need tenderizing. DO NOT use metal twist ties. Remember to
slit bag so steam can escape.
• Stay near the microwave oven while it's in use and check
cooking progress frequently so that there is no chance of
overcooking food.
How to use aluminum foil in your microwave oven:
• Small flat pieces of aluminum foil placed smoothly on the food can be
used to shield areas that are either defrosting or cooking too quickly.
• NEVER use the cavity for storing cookbooks or other items.
• Select, store and handle food carefully to preserve its high
quality and minimize the spread of foodborne bacteria.
• Keep waveguide cover clean. Food residue can cause arcing
and/or fires.
• Foil should not come closer than one inch to any surface of the
microwave oven.
• Use care when removing items from the microwave oven so
that the utensil, your clothes or accessories do not touch the
safety door latches.
Should you have questions about utensils or coverings, check a
good microwave cookbook or follow recipe suggestions.
ACCESSORIES There are many microwave accessories available
for purchase. Evaluate carefully before you purchase so that they
meet your needs. A microwave-safe thermometer will assist you in
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Part Names
FRONT VIEW
10
11
7
Words in the lower portion of the
display will light to indicate what
function is in progress.
8
9
12
BOTTOM VIEW
14
13
(Front of microwave oven)
9
10
9
11
(Rear of microwave oven)
15
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Microwave oven door with see-through window
Door hinges
Waveguide cover: DO NOT REMOVE.
Turntable motor shaft
Microwave oven light
It will light when microwave oven is operating or door is open.
Safety door latches
The microwave oven will not operate unless the door is
securely closed.
Time display: Digital display, 99 minutes, 99 seconds
Auto-Touch control panel
Handle
Louver
Menu label
Removable turntable
The turntable will rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. Only
remove for cleaning.
Removable turntable support
First, carefully place the turntable support in the motor shaft
in the center of the microwave oven floor. Then, place the
turntable on the turntable support securely.
Light cover
Grease filters
12
12
12
8
8
8
Number next to the control panel illustration indicates
page on which there are a feature description and
usage information.
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Before Operating
• Before operating your new microwave oven make sure you read
and understand this Use and Care manual completely.
• If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven should be
interrupted, the display will inter-mittently show 88:88 after the
power is reinstated. If this occurs during cooking, the program will
be erased. The time of day will also be erased. Simply touch
Clear/Off pad and reset the clock for the correct time of day.
• Before the microwave oven can be used, follow these
procedures:
1. Plug in the microwave oven. Close the door. The microwave oven
display will then begin flashing 88:88.
NOTE: Your microwave oven can be programmed with the door
open except for Popcorn, START and Plus 1 Min.
2. Touch the Clear/Off pad. : will appear.
3. Set clock.
CLEAR/OFF
TO SET THE CLOCK
Touch the Clear/Off pad to:
1. Erase if you make a mistake during programming.
• Suppose you want to enter the correct time of day 12:30 (A.M. or
P.M.).
2. Cancel timer.
1. Touch Timer/Clock pad.
3. Stop the microwave oven temporarily during cooking.
2. Enter time 1,2,3,0 and touch Timer/Clock pad again.
4. Return the time of day to the display.
This is a 12 hour clock. If you attempt to enter an incorrect clock
time, ERROR will appear in the display. Touch the Clear/Off pad
and re-enter the time.
5. Cancel a program during cooking, touch twice.
Manual Operation
TIME COOKING
• Suppose you want to defrost for 5 minutes at 30%.
Your microwave oven can be programmed for 99 minutes 99 seconds
(99.99). Always enter the seconds after the minutes, even if they
are both zeros.
1. Enter defrosting time 5,0,0.
• Suppose you want to cook for 5 minutes at 100%.
3. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
1. Enter cooking time 5,0,0.
2. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
When the defrost time is complete, a long tone will sound and END
will appear in the display.
TO SET POWER LEVEL
MANUAL DEFROST
There are eleven preset power levels.
If the food that you wish to defrost is not listed on the DEFROST
CHART or is above or below the limits in the Amount column on
the DEFROST CHART, you need to defrost manually.
2. Touch Power Level pad eight times or hold down until the
desired power level appears.
Using lower power levels increases the cooking time, which is
recommended for foods such as cheese, milk and long slow
cooking of meats. Consult cookbook or recipes for specific
recommendations.
You can defrost any frozen food, either raw or previously cooked,
by using Power Level for 30%. Follow the exact 3-step procedure
found under TO SET POWER LEVEL. Estimate defrosting time
and press Power Level pad eight times for 30%.
TOUCH POWER LEVEL APPROXIMATE
COMMON
PAD NUMBER OF TIMES PERCENTAGE
WORDS FOR
FOR DESIRED POWER
OF POWER
POWER LEVELS
POWER LEVEL x 1
100%
POWER LEVEL x 2
90%
POWER LEVEL x 3
80%
POWER LEVEL x 4
70%
POWER LEVEL x 5
60%
POWER LEVEL x 6
50%
POWER LEVEL x 7
40%
POWER LEVEL x 8
30%
POWER LEVEL x 9
20%
POWER LEVEL x 10
10%
POWER LEVEL x 11
0%
For either raw or previously cooked frozen food the rule of thumb
is approximately 4 minutes per pound. For example, defrost 4
minutes for 1 pound of frozen spaghetti sauce.
High
Always stop the microwave oven periodically to remove or
separate the portions that are defrosted. If food is not defrosted at
the end of the estimated defrosting time, program the microwave
oven in 1 minute increments on Power Level 30% until totally
defrosted.
Medium High
When using plastic containers from the freezer, defrost only long
enough to remove from the plastic in order to place in a
microwave-safe dish.
Medium
Med Low / Defrost
Low
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Operating Instructions
Special Features
POPCORN
REHEAT
The Popcorn setting automatically provides the correct cooking
time for most brands of microwave popcorn. You may wish to try
several and choose your favorite. Pop only one bag at a time.
Unfold bag and place in microwave oven according to directions.
Reheat automatically computes the correct warming time and
microwave power level for foods shown in the chart below.
• Suppose you want to reheat 3 cups of soup.
1. Touch Reheat pad once.
• Suppose you want to pop a 3.5 oz bag (regular) of popcorn.
2. Touch number pad 4 to select 1 cup of soup.
Touch Popcorn once. The microwave oven starts automatically.
3. Touch 2 more times for 3 cups or hold down until the desired
quantity appears.
- Touch Popcorn once for 3.5 oz bag (regular).
- Touch Popcorn twice within 2 seconds for 2.85 - 3.5 oz bag
(light regular).
4. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
NOTE:
- Touch Popcorn three times within 2 seconds for 1.5 or
1.75 oz bag (snack).
1. To reheat different foods or foods above or below the quantity
allowed on the REHEAT CHART, use manual operation.
NOTE:
2. Reheat can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment.
See page 12.
To use Popcorn pad, touch within 3 minutes after cooking,
opening and closing the door or touching the Clear/Off pad.
REHEAT CHART
FOOD
1. Dinner Plate
PROCEDURE
AMOUNT
1 plate
1 Regular
1 Large
1 Small
Use this setting to reheat precooked foods from the refrigerator. Place meaty portions and bulky
vegetables to outside of plate. Cut large items like baked potatoes in smaller pieces. Flatten foods
such as mashed potatoes and other dense foods. Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap. ONE
PLATE ONLY.
After cooking, check that food is very hot throughout and that the bottom center of the plate is
very hot. If not, continue heating using time and power level. Allow to stand, covered, 1 to 2
minutes.
Touch Reheat and then the number pad 1 once for a regular amount of food: approximately 4 oz
sliced meat or poultry, 1/2 cup potato or rice and 1/2 cup of vegetables or equivalent. REG will
appear in the display.
Touch Reheat and then the number pad 1 twice within 2 seconds for a larger amount of food on a
dinner plate. LARGE will appear in the display.
Touch Reheat and then the number pad 1 three times within 3 seconds for a smaller amount of
food on a dinner plate. SMALL will appear in the display.
2. Beverage
.5 - 2.0 cups
This setting is good for restoring cooled beverages to a better drinking temperature. Touch
Reheat and then the number 2 pad for a 0.5 cup increase per touch. Stir liquid briskly before
heating and stir carefully at end of cycle to avoid "eruption."
3. Rolls/ Muffins
1-8
Use this setting to warm rolls, muffins, biscuits, bagels etc. Large items should be considered as 2
or 3 regular size. Arrange on plate; cover with paper towel. For refrigerated rolls or muffins, it may
be necessary to double the entered amount to ensure the proper serving temperature. For
example, enter quantity of 2 for 1 refrigerated muffin.
4. Soup
1 - 6 cups
Place in a bowl or casserole. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. At end, stir, re-cover and let stand 1 to
3 minutes.
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Operating Instructions
Special Features
TIPS: Foods can be covered with wax paper or vented plastic
wrap. Temperatures of foods covered with plastic wrap tend to be
slightly higher than those covered with wax paper.
COOK
Cook automatically computes the correct cooking time and
microwave power level for foods shown in the chart below.
NOTE:
• Suppose you want to cook 3 medium baked potatoes.
1. More or less food than the quantity listed in the chart should be
cooked following the guidelines in any microwave cookbook.
1. Touch Cook pad.
2. Touch number pad 1 to select Baked Potatoes.
2. Cook can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment.
See page 12.
3. Touch 2 more times for 3 potatoes or hold down until the desired
quantity appears.
3. The final cooking result will vary according to the food condition
(e.g. initial temperature, shape, quality). Check food for
temperature after cooking. If additional time is needed, continue
to cook manually.
4. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
COOK CHART
FOOD
AMOUNT
PROCEDURE
1. Baked Potatoes
1 - 6 med.
Pierce with fork in several places; place on paper towel on turntable. At end of cooking time,
remove from microwave oven, wrap in foil and let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Fresh Vegetables
1 - 6 cups
For beans, carrots, corn and peas, add 1 tablespoon of water per cup. For broccoli, Brussels
sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower, cook immediately after washing with no additional water. If
you like tender crisp vegetables, double or triple measured quantity per setting. After cooking,
remove from microwave oven, stir, cover and let stand 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
3. Frozen Vegetables
1 - 6 cups
Add no water. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. After cooking, stir and let stand, covered, for
3 minutes.
4. Frozen Entrees
6 - 17 oz
Use this setting for frozen, convenience foods. It will give satisfactory results for most brands.
You may wish to try several and choose your favorite. Remove package from outer wrapping
and follow package directions for covering. After cooking, let stand, covered, for 1 to 3 minutes.
Touch Cook and number pad 4 once for package weight of 6-8 oz. 6-8 will appear in the
display.
Touch Cook and number pad 4 twice for package weight of 9-11 oz. 9-11 will appear in the
display.
Touch Cook and number pad 4 three times for package weight of 12-14 oz. 12-14 will appear
in the display.
Touch Cook and number pad 4 four times for package weight of 15-17 oz. 15-17 will appear
in the display.
6 - 8 oz
9 - 11 oz
12 - 14 oz
15 - 17 oz
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Operating Instructions
Special Features
6. After the 2nd stage, open the door and shield any warm
portions. Close the door. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
DEFROST
Defrost automatically defrosts all the foods shown in the
DEFROST CHART below. Round the weight to the nearest tenth
of a pound. To enter weight, touch Defrost and number pad for
desired food then number pads for weight.
After defrost cycle ends, cover and let stand as indicated in chart
below.
NOTE:
• Suppose you want to defrost a 3.0 pound steak .
1. Defrost can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment.
See page12.
1. Touch Defrost pad.
2. To defrost other foods or foods above or below the weights
allowed on the DEFROST CHART, use time and 30% power.
See MANUAL DEFROST on page 8.
2. Touch number pad 2 to select Steak/Chops.
3. Touch number pads 3,0 for 3.0 lb.
4. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
3. If you attempt to enter more or less than the allowed amount as
indicated in the chart below, ERROR will appear in the display.
The microwave oven will stop and directions will be displayed.
5. After the 1st stage, open the door, turn steak over and shield any
warm portions. Close the door. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
DEFROST CHART
FOOD
PROCEDURE
AMOUNT
1. Ground Meat
.5 - 2.0 lb
Pull apart and remove any thawed pieces after each stage. Let stand, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Steaks/Chops
.5 - 3.0 lb
After each stage, rearrange and if there are warm or thawed portions, shield with small flat pieces
of aluminum foil. Remove any meat that is nearly defrosted. Let stand, covered, for 10 to
20
minutes.
3. Boneless Poultry
.5 - 2.0 lb
After each stage, if there are warm or thawed portions, rearrange or remove. Let stand, covered, for
10 to 20 minutes.
4. Bone-in Poultry
.5 - 3.0 lb
After each stage, if there are warm or thawed portions, rearrange or remove. Let stand, covered, for
10 to 20 minutes.
NOTE: Check foods when microwave oven signals. After final stage, small sections may still be icy. Let stand to continue thawing. Do not
defrost until all ice crystals are thawed.
Shielding prevents cooking from occurring before the center of the food is defrosted. Use small smooth strips of aluminum foil to cover
edges and thinner sections of the food.
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Operating Instructions
Other Convenient Features
MULTIPLE SEQUENCE COOKING
CHILD LOCK
Your microwave oven can be programmed for up to 3 automatic
cooking sequences, switching from one power level setting to
another automatically.
The Child Lock prevents unwanted microwave oven operation such
as by small children. The microwave oven can be set so that the
control panel is deactivated or locked. To set, touch Timer/Clock,
the number 1 and then touch the START/Plus 1 Min pad and hold
for three seconds. Should a pad be touched,LOCK will appear in
the display.
Sometimes cooking directions tell you to start on one power level
and then change to a different power level. Your microwave oven
can do this automatically.
To cancel, touch Timer/Clock, the number 1 and Clear/Off pad.
• Suppose you want to cook roast beef for 5 minutes at 100% and
then continue to cook for 30 minutes at 50%.
AUDIBLE SIGNAL ELIMINATION
1. First enter cooking time 5,0,0. Then touch Power Level pad
once for 100% power.
If you wish to have the microwave oven operate with no audible
signals, touch Timer/Clock, the number 5, START/Plus 1 Min and
hold for three seconds
2. Enter second cooking time. Touch Power Level pad 6 times for
50% power.
To cancel and restore the audible signal, touch Timer/Clock, the
number 5 and Clear/Off pads.
3. Touch START/Plus 1 Min pad.
NOTE:
1. If Power Level pad is touched, P-HI will be displayed.
DEMONSTRATION MODE
2. If 100% is selected as the final sequence, it is not necessary to
touch the Power Level pad.
To demonstrate, touch Timer/Clock, the number 0 and then touch
the START/Plus 1 Min pad and hold for three seconds. DEMO will
appear in the display. Cooking operations and specific special
features can now be demonstrated with no power in the microwave
oven. For example, touch Plus 1 Min pad and the display will
show 1.00 and count down quickly to END.
TIMER
• Suppose you want to time a 3-minute long distance phone call.
1. Touch 3,0,0 to enter time.
To cancel the timer, touch Clear/Off pad once.
To cancel, touch Timer/Clock, the number 0 and Clear/Off pads.
If easier, unplug the microwave oven from the electrical outlet and
replug.
MORE OR LESS TIME ADJUSTMENT
FAN
Should you discover that you like any of the Popcorn, Reheat,
Defrost or Cook settings slightly more done, touch the Power
Level pad once after touching your choice of pads or before
touching START/Plus 1 Min pad. The display will show MORE.
The fan will automatically start when heat rises from range surface
units or burners. This protects the microwave oven from excessive
temperature rise. The fan will stay on until the temperature
decreases. It cannot be turned off manually during this time.
Should you discover that you like any of the Popcorn, Reheat,
Defrost or Cook settings slightly less done, touch the Power Level
pad twice after touching your choice of pads or before touching
START/Plus 1 Min pad. The display will show LESS.
Press Fan pad one time to turn it on and once again to turn it off.
2. Touch Timer/Clock pad.
LIGHT
Press the Light pad one time to turn on and once again to turn the
light off.
PLUS 1 MIN
Plus 1 Min allows you to cook for a minute at 100% by simply
touching the Plus 1 Min pad. You can also extend cooking time in
multiples of 1 minute by repeatedly touching the Plus 1 Min pad
during manual cooking.
NOTE:
1. To use Plus 1 Min, touch pad within 3 minutes after cooking,
closing the door, touching the Clear/Off pad or during cooking.
2. Plus 1 Min cannot be used with special features.
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Cleaning and Care
EXTERIOR
TURNTABLE/TURNTABLE SUPPORT
The outside surface is precoated steel and plastic. Clean the
outside with mild soap and water; rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use any type of household or abrasive cleaner.
The turntable and turntable support can be removed for easy
cleaning. Wash them in mild, sudsy water; for stubborn stains use
a mild cleanser and non-abrasive scouring sponge. They are also
dishwasher-proof. Use upper rack of dishwasher. The turntable
motor shaft is not sealed, so excess water or spills should be
wiped up immediately.
DOOR
Wipe the window on both sides with a damp cloth to remove any
spills or spatters. Metal parts will be easier to maintain if wiped
frequently with a damp cloth.
CHARCOAL FILTER
Charcoal Filter, which was enclosed with your microwave oven, is
used for nonvented, recirculated installation. The filter should be
changed every 6 to 12 months depending on use.
Cleaners which are marked specifically for use with stainless steel
may be used for stainless steel model. Follow package directions
exactly. Avoid the use of any harsh cleaner or one not marked for
stainless steel use as they may stain, streak or dull the door surface.
1. Disconnect power to the microwave oven at the circuit breaker
panel or by unplugging.
TOUCH CONTROL PANEL
2. Remove the three louver mounting screws and push down
carefully on the tab at each end of the louver to disengage. (See
illustration.)
Care should be taken in cleaning the touch control panel. If the
control panel becomes soiled, open the microwave oven door
before cleaning. Wipe the panel with a cloth dampened slightly
with water only. Dry with a soft cloth. Do not scrub or use any sort
of chemical cleaners. Close door and touch Clear/Off.
3. Pull the louver away from the unit.
4. Change the charcoal filter.
5. Carefully push the louver back into place (engaging both the
bottom and top tabs) and replace the screws removed in step 2.
INTERIOR
Cleaning is easy because little heat is generated to the interior
surfaces; therefore, there is no baking and setting of spills or
spattering. To clean the interior surfaces, wipe with a soft cloth and
warm water. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE OR HARSH CLEANERS
OR SCOURING PADS. For heavier soil, use baking soda or a mild
soap; rinse thoroughly with hot water. The rack can be cleaned
with hot soapy water, rinsed and dried.
Top tab
Charcoal filter
WAVEGUIDE COVER
The waveguide cover is located on the right side wall of the
microwave oven cavity. It is made from mica so requires special
care. Keep the waveguide cover clean to assure good microwave
oven performance. Carefully wipe with a damp cloth any food
spatters from the surface of the cover immediately after they occur.
Built-up splashes may overheat and cause smoke or possibly
catch fire. DO NOT REMOVE THE WAVEGUIDE COVER.
Screw
Screw
Louver
ODOR REMOVAL
Screw
Occasionally, a cooking odor may remain in the microwave oven.
To remove, combine 1 cup water, grated peel and juice of 1 lemon
and several whole cloves in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Boil for
several minutes using 100% power. Allow to set in microwave
oven until cool. Wipe interior with a soft cloth.
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Bottom tab
Cleaning and Care
GREASE FILTERS
Filters should be cleaned at least once a month. Never operate the
fan or microwave oven without the filters in place.
1. Pull down slightly on the tab toward the front of the microwave
oven and remove the filter. Repeat for the other filter.
2. Soak the filters in a sink or dish pan filled with hot water and
detergent. DO NOT use ammonia or other alkali; they will react
with the filter material and darken it.
3. Agitate and scrub with a brush to remove embedded dirt.
4. Rinse thoroughly and shake dry.
5. Replace by fitting the filter back into the opening.
Grease filter
LIGHT
Tab
1. To replace light bulbs, first disconnect power to the microwave
oven at the circuit breaker panel or by unplugging.
2. To release cover, remove the screw on the light cover. (See
illustration.)
3. Replace light bulbs with equivalent watt bulb available from your
Electrolux Authorized Service or parts distributor. Bulbs are also
available at most hardware stores or lighting centers. DO NOT
USE A BULB LARGER THAN 30 WATTS.
4. Close light cover and secure with screw removed in step 2.
Light cover may become very hot. Do not touch
glass when light is on.
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Light
Screw
Light
Specifications
FMV156DB, DS, DC, DQ / CFMV156DB, DS, DC
AC Line Voltage:
UL Rating:
Single phase 120V, 60Hz, AC only
CUL Rating: Single phase 120V, 60Hz, AC only
AC Power Required:
UL Rating:
1640W 14.0 amps. (FMV156DB, DS, DC, DQ)
CUL Rating: 1500W 13.0 amps. (CFMV156DB, DS, DC)
Output Power*:
950W
Frequency:
2450 MHz
Outside Dimensions (not including handle):
29 15/16”(W) x 16 1/4”(H) x 15 9/16”(D)
Cavity Dimensions:
17 1/2”(W) x 9 7/8”(H) x 14 15/16”(D)
Microwave oven Capacity**:
1.5 Cu.Ft.
Cooking Uniformity:
Turntable / Stirrer Fan System
Weight:
Approx. (net) 55 lb, (gross) 60 lb
Work/Night Light:
2 bulbs 20w each (incandescent light bulbs)
* The International Electrotechnical Commission’s standardized method for measuring output wattage. This test method is widely
recognized.
** Internal capacity is calculated by measuring maximum width, depth and height. Actual capacity for holding food is less.
In compliance with standards set by:
FCC
– Federal Communications Commission Authorized.
DHHS
– Complies with Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) rule, CFR, Title 21, Chapter I, Subchapter J.
NHW
– Department of National Health and Welfare of Canada.
– This symbol on the nameplate means the product is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
– This symbol on the nameplate means the product is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for use in USA or Canada.
This microwave oven is listed by the Canadian Standard Association as certified (CFMV156).
Service Call Check
Please check the following before calling for service:
Place one cup of water in a glass measuring cup in the microwave oven and close the door securely.
Operate the microwave oven for one minute at HIGH 100%.
A Does the microwave oven light come on?
YES _____
NO _____
B Does the cooling fan work? (Put your hand on the louver above the Interactive Display.)
YES _____
NO _____
C Does the turntable rotate? (It is normal for the turntable to turn in either direction.)
YES _____
NO _____
D Is the water in the microwave oven warm?
YES _____
NO _____
If “NO” is the answer to any of the above questions, please check electrical outlet, fuse and/or circuit breaker. If they are
functioning properly, CONTACT YOUR NEAREST ELECTROLUX AUTHORIZED SERVICER.
A microwave oven should never be serviced by a “do-it-yourself” repair person.
NOTE:
1. If time appearing in the display is counting down very rapidly, check Demonstration Mode on page 12 and cancel.
2. If the microwave oven is set for more than 30 minutes at 80, 90 or 100 percent power level, after the first 30 minutes the power level
will automatically adjust itself to 70 percent power to avoid overcooking. (For models FMV156DB, DS, DC, DQ only.)
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Your microwave is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED
SERVICERS, WE WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*
LIMITED 2ND
YEAR WARRANTY
(Microwave Oven)
Two years from original
purchase date.
Repair or replace any part of the microwave oven which
proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.
Cost of shipping the replacement part to the nearest
authorized servicer; and all labor and service charges.
LIMITED 2nd - 10th
YEAR WARRANTY
(Magnetron Tube)
Second through tenth years
from original purchase date.
Provide a replacement for any magnetron tube which proves
to be defective in workmanship or material.
Cost of shipping the replacement part to the nearest
authorized servicer; and all labor and service charges.
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed above.
All of the provisions of the full and limited warranties above
and the exclusions listed below apply.
Cost of the technician’s travel to the home and any costs
for pick up and delivery of the appliance required because
of service.
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. We authorize no person to change or to add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized servicer.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE
CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items
listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which
are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES
RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux Canada
Corp., or their authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts; obtained from persons other than
such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the
warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all
receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux Canada Corp.
This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated
are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux Canada Corp.
2004_02
USA
800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
866•294•9911 (English or French)
Electrolux Canada Corp.
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 4C2
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