Magic Chef MCM990W Instruction manual

R
0.9 cu. ft. Microwave Oven
MCM990W/B
Instruction Manual
Before operating this oven, please read these instructions completely.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operation can result in
harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety
interlocks.
(b) Do not place any objectbetween the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged.It is particularly important that the oven door close
properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door (bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or
loosened), (3) door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
z PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY.................................1
z IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..................................................................................................................................3
z FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT.............................................................................................................4
z GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS.................................................................................................................................................4
z INSTALLATION..........................................................................................................................................................................5
z SPECIFICATIONS.....................................................................................................................................................................6
z PARTS AND FEATURES ..........................................................................................................................................................7
TURNTABLE...............................................................................................................................................................................7
z MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL..............................................................................................................................................7
DISPLAY...................................................................................................................................................................................7
POWER LEVEL........................................................................................................................................................................8
CLOCK SETTING........................................................................................................................................................................8
KITCHEN TIMER........................................................................................................................................................................8
MICROWAVE COOK...............................................................................................................................................................8
FAST STARTING........................................................................................................................................................................8
DEFROSTING BY WT FUNCTION..........................................................................................................................................8
TIME DEFROST FUNCTION................................................................................................................................................9
POPCORN........................................................................................................................................................................9
POTATO..........................................................................................................................................................................9
PIZZA..........................................................................................................................................................................9
BEVERAGE..........................................................................................................................................................................9
DINNER PLATE..........................................................................................................................................................................9
FROZEN VEGETABLE...............................................................................................................................................................10
INQUIRING FUNCTION.....................................................................................................................................................10
LOCK FUNCTION FOR CHILDREN................................................................................................................................ 10
COOKING END REMINDING FUNCTION..........................................................................................................................10
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS...................................................................................................................................................10
z CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN..................................................................................................................................... 11
z BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE.......................................................................................................................................12
z CARE AND CLEANING............................................................................................................................................................12
z QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS..................................................................................................................................................13
z USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY.............................................................................................................................14
z ARCING.....................................................................................................................................................................................14
z MICROWAVE OVEN WARRANTY..........................................................................................................................................15
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING-To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
11. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
c) If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven
door closed, turn oven off, and disconnect the
power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel.
d) Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do
not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or
food in the cavity when not in use.
12. Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found on page 1.
13. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found on page 4.
17. Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling due to surface tension of the
liquid. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container
is removed from the microwave oven is not always
present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT
LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE
CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A UTENSIL IS
INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
14. Install or locate this appliance only in accordance
with the provided installation instructions.
15. 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 oven.
16. 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, cook, or dry
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
a) Do not overheat the liquid.
b) Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
c) Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
d) After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container.
e) Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
18. Do not use this microwave oven to heat corrosive
chemicals (for example, sulfides and chlorides).
Vapors from such corrosive chemicals may interact
with the contact and springs of the safety interlock
switches thereby rendering them inoperable.
17. As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
18. 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.
19. This appliance should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel.
Contact nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment.
10. Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
11. Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water — for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool, or
similar locations.
19. Keep the waveguide cover clean at all times.
Wipe the oven interior with a soft damp cloth after
each use. If you leave grease or fat anywhere in the
cavity it may overheat, smoke or even catch fire
when next using the oven.
12. Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
13. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
14. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
15. When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that
comes together on closing the door, use only mild,
non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a
sponge or soft cloth.
20. Do not operate the oven without the glass tray in
place. Be sure it is properly sitting on the rotating
base.
16. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
a) Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance
when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials
are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
b) Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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F E DE RAL CO M M U N IC AT ION S
COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
WARNING:
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is in
strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, may cause interference to radio and television
reception.
It has been type-tested and found to comply with limits for an ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18 of FCC
Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential
installation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the followings.
• Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
• Relocate the Microwave oven with respect to the receiver.
• Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
• Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that microwave oven and receiver are on
different branch circuits.
THE MANUFACTURER is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct
such interference.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, the grounding plug reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord having a
grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
WARNING:
Improper use of the grounding can result in a risk of electric shock.
Consult a qualified electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if
doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded, and either :
(1) If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding
plug, and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the
extension cord shall be equal to or greater than the electrical rating of the appliance.
or
(2) Do not use an extension cord, if the power supply cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or
serviceman install an outlet near the appliance.
WARNING:
Do not cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord under any circumstances.
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INSTALLATION
1. Examine the oven after unpacking.
Check for damage such as a misaligned door, broken door or dent in the cavity.
If any damage is visible, DO NOT INSTALL, and notify your dealer immediately.
2. Level, flat location.
Install the microwave oven on a level, flat surface.
3. Ventilation.
Do not block air vents. If they are blocked during operation, the oven may overheat and eventually cause a
failure.
For proper ventilation, allow 4 inches (10.16 cm) of space between oven top, sides, rear and adjacent surfaces.
4. Keep away from radio and TV sets.
Poor television reception and radio interference may result if the oven is located close to a TV, radio, antenna,
feeder, etc.
Place the oven as far from them as possible.
5. Keep away from heating appliances and water taps.
Keep the oven away from heat, steam or splashing liquids. These things can adversely affect oven wiring and
contacts.
6. Power supply.
• Check your local power source.
This microwave oven requires a current of approximately 12 amperes, 120Volts, 60Hz grounded outlet.
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:
• The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical
rating of the appliance.
• The extension cord must be a grounding type 3-wire cord.
• The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it can be
pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
7. The minimum height of free space necessary above the top surface of the oven is about 4 inches (10.16 cm).
When use 3-pronged plug
When use grounding adaptor, make sure
the receptacle box is fully grounded.
3-prong Receptacle
Grounding
Lead
Receptacle
Box cover
Receptacle Box Cover
3-prong plug
Grounding
Adaptor
Receptacle
“THE CANADIAN ELECTRICAL CODE DOES NOT ALLOW THE USE OF THE
GROUNDING ADAPTOR”
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SPECIFICATIONS
120V AC, 60Hz SINGLE PHASE WITH
GROUNDING
POWER SUPPLY
INPUT POWER
MICROWAVE
1350 W
ENERGY OUTPUT
900 W
FREQUENCY
2,450MHz
OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS (W
CAVITY DIMENSIONS (W
H
H
485x287x410 mm (19.1x11.3x16.1 in)
D)
347x221x314 mm (13.7x8.7x12.4 in)
D)
CAVITY VOLUME
0.9 cu.ft
NET WEIGHT
APPROX. 29.1 lbs.
TIMER
99 min. 99 sec.
POWER LEVELS
11 Levels
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
19.1
16.1
Time
Cook
11.3
Time
Defrost
Weight
Defrost
Power
Clock
Kitchen
Timer
Popcorn
Potato
Pizza
Beverage
Dinner
Plate
Frozen
Vegetable
EXPRESS COOK
1
4
2
5
7
8
3
6
9
0
STOP
START
Cancel
+30SEC.
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MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL
PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual may cover several different models.
The model you have purchased may have some
or all of the features shown here. The appearance
of your particular model may differ slightly from
the illustrations in this manual.
A
B
C
D E
F
G
Time
Cook
Time
Cook
Time
Defrost
Weight
Defrost
Power
Clock
Kitchen
Timer
Popcorn
Frozen
Vegetable
Potato
Pizza
Beverage
Dinner
Plate
Time
Defrost
Weight
Defrost
Power
Clock
Kitchen
Timer
Popcorn
Potato
Pizza
Beverage
Dinner
Plate
EXPRESS COOK
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
8
9
Frozen
Vegetable
0
STOP
Cancel
START
+30SEC.
EXPRESS COOK
D. Microwave inlet cover
A. Door lock system
B. Metal shielded window E. Microwave oven light
F. Display
C. Glass turntable
G. Control panel
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
STOP
Cancel
START
+30SEC.
Turntable
A
B
C
A. Turntable
B. Hub
C. Roller Guide
Display
The turntable can rotate in either direction to help
cook food more evenly. For best cooking results,
do not operate the microwave oven without having
the turntable in place. See “Assistance or Service”
to reorder any of the parts.
When power is first supplied to the microwave oven,
“0:00” will appear in the display. If the “0:00” appears
in the display at any other time, a power failure has
occurred. Reset the clock ifneeded. See “Clock” section.
When the microwave oven is in use, the display shows
cook time remaining. When the microwave oven is not
in use, the display shows the time of day (if the clock is
set) or Timer countdown.
To Install:
1. Install the hub into the hole in the center of the
microwave oven cavity bottom
2. Place the support on the microwave oven cavity
bottom.
3. Place the turntable on the support.
Fit the raised, curved mounds in the center of the
turntable bottom between the three spokes of the
hub.
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Power Level
Microwave cook
Eleven power levels are available.
LEVEL
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
DISPLAY
PL10
PL9
PL8
PL7
PL6
PL5
PL4
PL3
PL2
PL1
PL0
(1) Press Time Cook.
(2) Use the number pads to enter desired
heating time (cook time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
POWER
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
(3) Press Power p ad once for power
level 10 (100% power).
(4) Use the number keys to change the power
level to 7. PL7 appears in the display (70
% power).
(5)Press START/+30sec pad.
When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps and the
time of day will display.
Clock Setting
When the microwave oven is plugged into a outlet,
the oven will display " 0:00 ".
(1) Press " CLOCK ", LED will display 00:00,The hour
figures will flash; ":" and "0" will be lighted.
(2) Press the number keys and enter the correct time.
For example, time is 10:12 now, please press
"1,0,1,2" in turn.
(3) Press " CLOCK " to finish clock setting,
":" will be flashing and the clock will be lighted.
(4) If the numbers input are not within the range of
1:00--12:59, the setting will be invalid until valid
numbers are input.
Fast Starting
(1) In waiting state, instant cooking at 100% power
level can be started by select ing a cooking time from
1 to 6 minutes by pressing number pads1 to 6.
Press " START/+30SEC " to increase the cooking
time; the maximum cooking time is 99 minutes
and 99 seconds.
(2) In waiting state, instant cooking at 100% power
level with 30 seconds' cooking time can be started
by pressing " START/+30SEC ". Each press on
the same button will increase cooking time by 30
seconds. the maximum cooking time is 99 minutes
and 99 seconds.
Kitchen Timer
Note: Each press on " START/+30SEC" can increase
the cooking by 30 seconds for the microwave and
Auto menu cooking. However, the operation will not
work under "Weight Defrost" operation.
(1) Press " KITCHEN TIMER ", LED will display
00:00, The first "0" will flash; ":" and the other
"0" will be lighted.
(2) Press the number keys and enter the amount of
time for the Kitchen Timer to count down. (the
maximum count down time is 99 minutes and
99 seconds)
(3) Press "START/+30SEC" to confirm the setting
and start the timer.
Defrosting By WT Function
(1) Press " WEIGHT DEFROST ", LED will display
"dEF1".
(2) Press numerical pads to input weight to be
defrosted. "Oz" indicator will be lighted.
Input the weight ranged between 4~100 Oz.
(3) If the weight input is not within 4~100, the input
will be invalid. No "beep" will sound and the
microwave will not work until valid numbers are
input .
(4) Press " START/+30SEC. " to start defrosting and
the remaining cooking time will be displayed.
(4) When the timer is finished the buzzer will ring
5 times. The LED display will then return to the
current time.
Note: The Kitchen Timer differs from 12-hour system .
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PIZZA
Time Defrost Function
PAD
PIZZA
(1) Press " TIME DEFROST ", LED will display
"dEF2".
(2) Press number pads to input defrosting time. The
effective time range is 00:01~99:99.
(3) If the time input is not within 00:01~99:99, no
"beep" will be sound and the microwave will not
work until valid numbers are input.
(4) The default microwave power is power level 3.
If you want to change the power level, press "
POWER " once, and the LED will display "PL 3",
then press the number pad of the power level
you wanted.
(5) Press " START/+30SEC. " to start defrosting. The
remaining cooking time will be displayed.
BEVERAGE
PAD
TOUCH
BEVERAGE O n c e
Twice
Thrice
POPCORN
3) When the cooking is over, the buzzer will ring 5
times, LED will display "0:00".
If the clock is set the LED display will return to
the current time.
SERVING SIZE
1 CUP (120ml)
2 CUPS(240ml)
3 CUPS(360ml)
DINNER PLATE
PAD
DINNER
PLATE
POTATO
DISPLAY
1
2
3
DISPLAY
1
2
3
a) Press " BEVERAGE " repeatedly until the number
you wish appears in the display.
You can reheat 1~3 cups of beverage each time
For example, press "BEVERAGE" twice,
"2" appears in the display.
b) Press " START/+30 SEC." to begin cooking.
2) Press " START/+30SEC. " to start cooking, the
buzzer will ring once.
TOUCH
Once
Twice
Thrice
DISPLAY SERVING SIZE
4.0
1(about 4.0 Oz )
2(about 8.0 Oz )
8.0
3(about 14. 0 Oz)
14 .0
a) Press " PIZZA " repeatedly until the number you
wish appears in the display,
You can reheat 1~3 slices of Pizza each time .
For example, press" PIZZA " twice, " 8.0 " appears
in the LED.
b) Press " START/+30 SEC." to begin cooking.
a) Default mode
1) Press " POPCORN " to select popcorn mode,
"1.75","3.0","3.5" appears in the display.
PAD
POTATO
TOUCH
Once
Twice
Thrice
SERVING SIZE
1set
2set
3set
TOUCH
Once
Twice
Thrice
DISPLAY
9.0
12.0
18.0
SERVING SIZE
9.0 Oz
12.0 Oz
18.0 Oz
a) Press " DINNER PLATE " repeatedly until the
number you wish appears in the display.
For example, press" DINNER PLATE " twice,
"12.0" appears in the display.
b) Press " START/+30 SEC. " to begin cooking.
(a) Press " POTATO " repeatedly until the number
you wish appears in the display .
"1"SET: 1 potato (approximate 8.0 Oz )
"2"SET: 2 potatoes (approximate 16.0 Oz )
"3"SET: 3 potatoes (approximate 24.0 Oz )
For example, press " POTATO " once : "1" displays.
(b) Press " START/+30 SEC. " to begin cooking.
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FROZEN VEGETABLE
PAD
TOUCH
Once
FROZEN
VEGETABLE Twice
Thrice
DISPLAY
4.0
8.0
16.0
INQUIRING FUNCTION
SERVING SIZE
4.0 Oz
8.0 Oz
16.0 Oz
(1) In cooking state, press " CLOCK ", the
LED will display clock for three seconds.
(2) In the microwave cooking state, press " POWER
" to inquire microwave power level, and the current
microwave power will be displayed. After three
seconds, the oven will turn back to the previous
state. In multi-stage state, the inquiries can
be done the same way as above.
a) Press " FROZEN VEGETABLE " repeatedly until
the number you wish appears in the display.
For example, press " FROZEN VEGETABLE "
twice, "8.0" appears in the display.
b) Press " START/+30 SEC. " to begin cooking.
LOCK FUNCTION FOR CHILDREN
Lock: In idle state, press " STOP/CANCEL" for 3
seconds, there will be a long "beep" denoting the
enterance into the children-lock state; meanwhile, LED
will display "
".
Lock disabling: In locked state, press "STOP/CANCEL
" for 3 seconds, there will be a long "beep" denoting
that the lock is released.
MULTI-SECTION COOKING
At most 2 stages can be set for cooking. In multistage cooking, if one stage is defrosting, then
defrosting shall be placed at the first stage
automatically.
Note:Auto cooking cannot work in the multi-stage
cooking.
Example: to cook food for 3 minutes at 80% power
and then 50% power for 6 minutes 30 seconds:
COOKING END REMINDING
FUNCTION
When the cooking is over, the buzzer will sound 5
times to alert user the cooking is finished.
(1) Press Time Cook .
(2) Use the number pads to enter heating time
for the 1st stage (cook time may be set up
to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
(1) In standby state , if the set clock digital tube
displays current time, the icon " : " would flash;
otherwise, it shows " 0:00 ".
(2) In setting function state, LED displays
corresponding setting.
(3) In working or pause state, LED displays surplus
cooking time.
(3) Press Power p ad once.
(4) Use the number pads to enter power level
for the 1st stage. PL8 appears in the
display (80 % power).
(5) Press Time Cook pad for 2nd stage.
(6) Use the number pads to enter heating time
for the 2nd stage (cook time may be set up
to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).
(7) Press Power pad for 2nd stage.
(8) Use the number key to enter power level for
the 2nd stage. PL5 appears in the display
(50 % power).
(9) Press START/+30sec pad.
When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps
and the time of day will display.
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CARE OF YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN
The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food deposits removed.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition could lead to deterioration of the surface that
could adversely affect the life of the appliance and possibly result in a hazardous situation.
1
Unplug the power cord before cleaning any
part of this oven.
2
Keep the inside of the oven clean. When food
spatters or spilled liquids adhere to oven walls,
wipe with a damp cloth. Mild detergent may be
used if the oven gets very dirty.
The use of harsh detergent or abrasives is not
recommended.
3
The outside oven surface should be cleaned
with soap and water, rinsed and dried with a
soft cloth. To prevent damage to the operating
parts inside the oven, water should not be
allowed to seep into the ventilation openings.
4
If the Control Panel becomes wet, clean with a
soft, dry cloth. Do not use harsh detergents or
abrasives on Control Panel.
5
If steam accumulates inside or around the
outside of the oven door, wipe with a soft cloth.
This may occur when the microwave oven is
operated under high humidity conditions and in
no way indicates malfunction of the unit.
6
It is occasionally necessary to remove the glass
tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in warm sudsy
water or in a dishwasher.
7
The roller guide and oven cavity floor should be
cleaned regularly to avoid excessive noise.
Simply wipe the bottom surface of the oven with
mild detergent water or window cleaner and dry.
ROLLER GUIDE
1
The ROLLER GUIDE and oven floor should be
cleaned frequently to prevent excessive noise.
2
The ROLLER GUIDE MUST ALWAYS be used
for cooking together with the Glass Tray.
GLASS TRAY
1
DO NOT operate the oven without the Glass Tray
in place.
2
3
DO NOT use any other Glass Tray with this oven.
4
DO NOT cook directly on the Glass Tray.
If Glass Tray is hot, ALLOW TO COOL before
cleaning or placing it in water.
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Glass Tray
Roller Guide
BEFORE YOU CALL FOR SERVICE
Refer to following checklist, you may prevent an unnecessary service call.
* The oven doesn’t work :
1. Check that the power cord is securely plugged
in.
2. Check that the door is firmly closed.
3. Check that the cooking time is set.
4. Check for a blown circuit fuse or tripped main
circuit breaker in your house.
* Sparking in the cavity;
1. Check utensils. Metal containers or dishes with
metal trim should not be used.
2. Check that metal skewers or foil does not touch
the interior walls.
If there is still a problem call our customer support
department at 888 775-0202 or visit our website
at www.mcappliance.com.
CARE AND CLEANING
Although your oven is provided with safety features, it is important to observe the following:
i) Door (bent)
ii) Hinges and Hooks (broken or loosened).
iii) Door seals and sealing surfaces.
1. It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety
interlocks.
2. Do not place any object between the oven front
face and the door or allow residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces. Wipe the sealing area frequently
with a mild detergent, rinse and dry. Never use
abrasive powders or pads.
3. When opened, the door must not be subjected to
strain, for example, a child hanging on an opened
door or any load could cause the oven to fall
forward to cause injury and also damage to the
door. Do not operate the oven if it is damaged, until
it has been repaired by a competent service
technician. It is particularly important that the oven
closes properly and that there is no damage to the:
4. The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except a properly trained service
technician.
5. The oven should be cleaned regularly and any food
deposits removed;
6. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean condition
could lead to deterioration of the surface that could
adversely affect the life of the appliance and
possibly result in a hazardous situation.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
* Q : Can the oven be used with the glass tray or
roller guide removed?
* A : No. Both the glass tray and roller guide must
always be used in the oven before cooking.
* Q : Can I open the door when the oven is
operating?
* A : The door can be opened anytime during the
cooking operation. Then microwave energy will
be instantly switched off and the time setting
will maintain until the door is closed.
* Q : Why do I have moisture in my microwave
oven after cooking?
* A : The moisture on the side of your microwave
oven is normal. It is caused by steam from
cooking food hitting the cool oven surface.
* Q : Does microwave energy pass through the
viewing screen in the door?
* A : No. The metal screen bounces back the energy
to the oven cavity. The holes are made to allow
light to pass through. They do not let
microwave energy pass through.
* Q : Why do eggs sometimes pop?
* A : When baking or poaching eggs, the yolk may
pop due to steam build-up inside the yolk
membrane. To prevent this, simply pierce the
yolk with a toothpick before cooking. Never
cook eggs without piercing their shells.
* Q : Why is standing time recommended after
the cooking operation has been completed?
* A : Standing time is very important.
With microwave cooking, the heat is in the
food, not in the oven. Many foods build up
enough internal heat to allow the cooking
process to continue, even after the food is
removed from the oven. Standing time for joints
of meat, large vegetables and cakes is to allow
the inside to cook completely, without
overcooking the outside.
* Q : What does “standing time” mean?
* A : “Standing time” means that food should be
removed from the oven and covered for
additional time to allow it to finish cooking. This
frees the oven for other cooking.
* Q : Why does my oven not always cook as fast
as the microwave cooking guide says?
* A : Check your cooking guide again, to make sure
you’ve followed directions exactly ; and to see
what might cause variations in cooking time.
Cooking guide times and heat settings are
suggestions, to help prevent over-cooking... the
most common problem in getting used to a
microwave oven.
Variations in the size, shape and weights and
dimensions could require longer cooking time.
Use your own judgement along with the
cooking guide suggestions to check whether
the food has been properly cooked just as you
would do with a conventional cooker.
* Q : Will the microwave oven be damaged if it
operates while empty?
* A : Yes. Never run it empty.
* Q : Can I operate my microwave oven without
the turntable or turn the turntable over to
hold a large dish?
* A : 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.
* Q : Is it normal for the turntable to turn in either
direction?
* A : Yes. The turntable rotates clockwise or
counterclockwise, depending on the rotation of
the motor when the cooking cycle begins.
* Q : Can I pop popcorn in my microwave oven?
How do I get the best results?
* A : Yes. Pop packaged microwave popcorn
following manufacture’s guidelines. Do not use
regular paper bags. Use the “listening test” by
stopping the oven as soon as the popping
slows to a “pop” every 1 or 2 seconds. Do not
repop unpopped kernels. Do not pop popcorn
in glass cookware.
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USE YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SAFELY
General Use
Do not operate the oven if door seals or sealing
surfaces are damaged; or if door is bent; or if hinges
are loose or broken.
Do not operate the oven empty. This will damage the
oven.
Do not attempt to dry clothes, newspapers or other
materials in the oven. They may catch on fire.
Do not use recycled paper products as they may
contain impurities which may cause sparks or fires.
Do not hit or strike the control panel with hard objects.
This can damage the oven.
Do not attempt to defeat or tamper with safety
interlocks.
Do not place any object between the oven front frame
and the door or allow residue to build up on sealing
surfaces. Wipe with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.
Never use abrasive powders or pads.
Do not subject the oven door to strain or weight such
as a child hanging on an open door.
This could cause the oven to fall forward resulting in
injury to you and damage to the oven.
Food
Never use your microwave oven for home canning.
The oven is not designed for proper home canning.
Improperly canned food may spoil and be dangerous
to consume.
Always use the minimum recipe cooking time. It is
better to undercook rather than overcook foods.
Undercooked foods can be returned to the oven for
more cooking. If food is overcooked, nothing can be
done.
Heat small quantities of food or foods with low
moisture carefully. These can quickly dry out, burn or
catch on fire.
Do not heat eggs in the shell. Pressure may build up
and eggs can explode.
Potatoes, apples, egg yolks and sausages are
examples of food with non-porous skins.
These must be pierced before cooking to prevent
bursting.
Do not attempt to deep fat fry in your microwave oven.
Always allow a standing time of at least 20 seconds
after the oven has been switched off to allow the
temperature to even out, stir during heating, if
necessary, and ALWAYS stir after heating. To prevent
eruptive boiling and possible scalding, you should put
a spoon or glass stick into the beverages and stir
before, during and after heating.
Do not leave the oven unattended while popping corn.
Do not pop corn in a paper bag unless it is the
commercially prepared Microwave Popcorn product.
The kernels can overheat and ignite a brown paper
bag.
Do not put packaged Microwave Popcorn bags directly
on the oven tray. Place the package on a microwave
safe glass or ceramic plate to avoid overheating and
cracking the oven tray.
Do not exceed the Microwave Popcorn manufacturers
suggested popping time.
Longer popping does not yield more popcorn but it can
result in buring the popcorn or risk of fire. Remember,
the Popcorn bag and tray can be too hot to handle.
Remove with caution and use pot holders.
ARCING
If you see arcing, touch the STOP/CANCELpad and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
• Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like
antennas).
• Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold rimmed
dishes, in the microwave.
• Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces
being used in the microwave.
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Microwave Oven
Warranty
Unless otherwise prohibited MC Appliance Corporation warrants each new Microwave Oven
to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect or to
furnish a new part(s) (at the company’s option) for any part(s) of the unit that has failed during
the warranty period. Parts and labor expenses are covered on this unit for a period of one year
after the date of purchase. In addition MC Appliance Corporation warrants the Magnetron (parts
only) to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 8 years. The consumer is
reaponsible for all labor and transportation expenses related to the diagnosis and replacement
of the Magnetron after the initial one-year warranty expires. If in the event the unit requires
replacement or refund under the terms of this warranty the consumer is responsible for all
transportation expenses to return the unit to our factory prior to receiving a replacement unit
or refund. A copy of the dated sales receipt / invoice is required to receive warranty
service, replacement or refund.
This warranty covers appliances in use within the continental United States, Puerto Rico and
Hawaii. The warranty does not cover the following:
• Damages due to shipping damage or improper installation.
• Damages due to misuse or abuse.
• Content losses due to failure of the unit.
• Repairs performed by unauthorized service agents.
• Service calls that do not involve defects in material and workmanship such as instruction on
proper use of the product or improper installation.
• Replacement or resetting of house fuses or circuit breakers.
• Failure of this product if used for other then its intended purpose.
• Disposal costs of failed units not returned to our factory.
• Any delivery / installation costs incurred as the result of a unit that fails to perform as specified.
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This warranty is in lieu of all warranties expressed or implied and no representative or person is
authorized to assume for us any other liability in connection with the sale of this product. Under
no circumstances is the consumer permitted to return this unit to the factory without prior written
consent from MC Appliance corp.
Model
MCM990 W
MCM990 B
Parts
Labor
Magnetron (Part Only)
One-Year
One-Year
Eight Years
Type of Service
Carry In
For Service or Assistance please call
888 775-0202
Or visit us on the web at www.mcappliance.com
Magic Chef ® is a registered trademark of Maytag Corporation or its related companies and is
used under license to MC Appliance Corporation. Wood Dale, IL.
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