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Amana Manual Defrost Use & care guide
MICROWAVE OVEN
USE & CARE GUIDE
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Table of Contents ................................................. 2
Model AMC1070
W10305738B
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY........................................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................4
Unpacking ....................................................................................4
Location Requirements................................................................4
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
Turntable ......................................................................................5
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL....................................................6
Display..........................................................................................6
Start ..............................................................................................6
Off.................................................................................................6
Add A Minute................................................................................6
Clock ............................................................................................6
Timer.............................................................................................6
Tones............................................................................................7
Control Lock.................................................................................7
MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............................................................7
Food Characteristics....................................................................7
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................7
Cookware and Dinnerware ..........................................................8
Aluminum Foil and Metal .............................................................8
Microwave Cooking Power..........................................................8
Manual Cooking ...........................................................................9
Preset Cooking.............................................................................9
Auto Defrost .................................................................................9
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE..........................................................10
General Cleaning........................................................................10
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................10
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................11
Replacement Parts.....................................................................11
WARRANTY ..................................................................................12
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MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
WARNING
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric
shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
■ Read all instructions before using the microwave oven.
■ Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found in this section.
■ The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found in this section and in the
provided Installation Instructions.
■ Install or locate the microwave oven only in
accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.
■ Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and
sealed containers – for example, closed glass jars –
are able to explode and should not be heated in the
microwave oven.
■ Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type
of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
■ As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
■ Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or
if it has been damaged or dropped.
■ The microwave oven should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Call an authorized service
company for examination, repair, or adjustment.
■ See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Microwave Oven Care” section.
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To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
– Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the microwave oven
when paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven to facilitate cooking.
– Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags before
placing bags in oven.
– If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door closed, turn
oven off, and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at
the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
– Do not use the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when
not in use.
Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated
beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the
microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN
THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER
UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
– Do not overheat the liquid.
– Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.
– Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.
– After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave
oven for a short time before removing the container.
– Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into
the container.
Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not be
inserted in the microwave oven as they may create a fire or risk
of electric shock.
Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can burn off the
pad and touch electrical parts involving a risk of electric shock.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath the
microwave oven.
Do not mount microwave oven over or near any portion of a
heating or cooking appliance.
Do not use paper products when appliance is operated in
convection, combination, grill or “PAN BROWN” mode (on
models with such features).
Do not store any materials, other than manufacturer’s
recommended accessories, in this microwave oven when not
in use.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven
when the microwave oven is in operation.
Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
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Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not use
the microwave oven near water - for example, near a
kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, or similar locations.
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.
Do not mount over a sink.
Do not cover racks or any other part of the microwave
oven with metal foil. This will cause overheating of the
microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open
since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure
to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or
tamper with the safety interlocks.
(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and
the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on
sealing surfaces.
(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.
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Unpacking
1. Empty the microwave oven of any packing materials.
2. Clean the inside with a soft, damp cloth.
3. Check for damage, such as:
■ a door that is not lined up correctly
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damage around the door, or
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dents on the interior or exterior of the microwave oven.
Location Requirements
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Place the microwave oven on a cart, counter, table or shelf
that is strong enough to hold the microwave oven and the
food and utensils you place inside it.
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The microwave oven should be at a temperature above 50°F
(10°C) for proper operation.
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Do not block the exhaust vents or air intake openings. Allow
a few inches of space at the back and side of the microwave
oven where the exhaust vents are located. Blocking the
exhaust vents could cause damage to the microwave oven,
as well as poor cooking results.
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Make sure the microwave oven legs are in place to ensure
proper airflow. If vents are blocked, a sensitive thermal device
may automatically turn the microwave oven off. The
microwave oven should work properly once it has cooled.
If there is any damage, do not operate the microwave oven
until a designated service technician has checked it and
made any needed repairs.
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Electrical Requirements
Recommended:
■ A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
■ A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
WARNING
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Required:
■ A 120 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15- or 20-amp electrical supply
with a fuse or circuit breaker.
For all cord connected appliances:
The microwave oven must be grounded. In the event of
an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric
current. The microwave oven is equipped with a cord
having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed
and grounded.
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can
result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are
not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether
the microwave oven is properly grounded.
Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is
too short, have a qualified electrician or serviceman install
an outlet near the microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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.
B
C
D
Turntable
E
A
A
B
A. Turntable
B. Support
F
A. Door lock system
B. Window
C. Model and serial number plate
D. Microwave oven light
(not shown)
G
E. Control panel
F. Removable turntable support
G. Glass turntable
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.
To Install:
1. Place the support on the microwave oven cavity bottom.
2. Place the turntable on the support.
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MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL
Start
ENTER TIMER CODE
AMT
COOK
TIME
OFF
ON
CLOCK
LB
DEF
MEM
OZ
LOCK
The START (START ENTER) pad begins any function. If cooking is
interrupted, touching START will resume the preset cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional operation of the microwave oven,
a cooking function cannot be started if the microwave oven door
has been closed for about 5 minutes or more. “DOOR” will
appear in the display until the door is opened and closed.
Off
The OFF (OFF/CANCEL) pad clears any incorrect command and
cancels any program during cooking. It will not erase the time of
day.
The microwave oven will also turn off when the door is opened.
Close the door and touch START to resume the cycle.
Add A Minute
The ADD A MINUTE pad starts the microwave oven for 1 minute
at 100% power. More cook time may be added in 1-minute
increments by touching ADD A MINUTE repeatedly.
The Add A Minute function may be used only when no other
function is operating.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional operation of the microwave oven,
a cooking function cannot be started if the microwave oven door
has been closed for about 5 minutes or more. “DOOR” will
appear in the display until the door is opened and closed.
Clock
This is a standard 12-hour clock (12:00-11:59).
To Set:
The microwave oven must be off.
1. Touch CLOCK.
2. Touch number pads to enter correct time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK.
Timer
NOTE: The Timer does not start or stop the microwave oven.
Cook functions may be used while the Timer is counting down.
When the cook function is active in the display, touch TIMER to
see the Timer count down for 5 seconds.
To Set:
Display
When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, “:” will
appear in the display. If the “:” appears in the display at any other
time, a power failure has occurred. Reset the clock if needed.
While the microwave oven is being programmed, the display
shows cooking power, quantities, weights and/or prompts. When
the microwave oven is not in use, the display shows the time of
day (if the Clock is set) or Timer countdown.
1. Touch TIMER.
2. Touch number pads to enter desired time.
3. Touch START.
When the set time ends, the end-of-Timer tone will sound.
4. While the Timer countdown is active in the display, touch
CANCEL to cancel the Timer.
If a cook function countdown is active in the display, touch
TIMER to show the Timer countdown, then touch CANCEL to
cancel the Timer. Touching CANCEL while a cook function
countdown is active in the display will cancel the cook
function, not the Timer.
The time can be reset during the countdown by canceling Timer,
then repeating the above steps.
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Three tones
Tones
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End of cycle
Tones are audible signals that can be turned off.
To Turn Off/On All Tones: Touch and hold COOK POWER for
5 seconds, until “Off” appears in the display. Repeat to turn tones
back on (“On” will appear in the display.)
These tones indicate the following:
Five tones
One tone
The Control Lock disables the control panel pads to avoid
unintended use of the microwave oven.
To Lock/Unlock Control: The microwave oven must be off.
Touch and hold OFF for 5 seconds until the tones sound and the
LOCK icon and “LoC” appear in the display. Repeat to unlock
and clear the display (2 tones will sound).
If any cook function control is touched while the Control Lock is
active, “LoC” will appear briefly in the display and 2 tones will
sound.
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Valid entry
End of Timer (long tone)
Two tones
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End of stage in multistage cooking
Control Lock active (short tones)
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During Auto Defrost cycle, reminder to check, turn, rearrange,
or separate food
Control Lock
MICROWAVE OVEN USE
A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves which
reflect off the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the
turntable and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are
attracted to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in
the food, causing them to move, producing friction and heat
which cooks the food.
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not lean on or
allow children to swing on the microwave oven door.
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not operate
microwave oven when it is empty.
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Baby bottles and baby food jars should not be heated in
microwave oven.
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Clothes, flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, gourds, paper, including
brown paper bags and newspaper, should not be dried in
microwave oven.
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Paraffin wax will not melt in the microwave oven because it
does not absorb microwaves.
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Use oven mitts or pot holders when removing containers from
microwave oven.
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Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended
cook time, potatoes should be slightly firm. Let potatoes
stand for 5 minutes. They will finish cooking while standing.
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Do not cook or reheat whole eggs inside the shell. Steam
buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst, requiring
significant cleanup of microwave oven cavity. Cover poached
eggs and allow a standing time.
Food Characteristics
When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
results.
Amount of Food
The more food heated at once, the longer the cook time needed.
Check for doneness and add small increments of time if
necessary.
Size and Shape
Smaller pieces of food will cook more quickly than larger pieces,
and uniformly shaped foods cook more evenly than irregularly
shaped food.
Starting Temperature
Room temperature foods will heat faster than refrigerated foods,
and refrigerated foods will heat faster than frozen foods.
Composition and Density
Foods high in fat and sugar will reach a higher temperature, and
will heat faster than other foods. Heavy, dense foods, such as
meat and potatoes, require a longer cook time than the same size
of a light, porous food, such as cake.
Cooking Guidelines
Covering
Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and
reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If a lid is
not available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved
for microwave ovens may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned
back at one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
Condensation on the door and cavity surfaces is normal during
heavy cooking.
Stirring and Turning
Stirring and turning redistribute heat evenly to avoid overcooking
the outer edges of food. Stir from outside to center. If possible,
turn food over from bottom to top.
Arranging
If heating irregularly shaped or different sized foods, arrange the
thinner parts and smaller sized items toward the center. If
cooking several items of the same size and shape, place them in
a ring pattern, leaving the center of the ring empty.
Piercing
Before heating, use a fork or small knife to pierce or prick foods
that have a skin or membrane, such as potatoes, egg yolks,
chicken livers, hot dogs, and sausage. Prick in several places to
allow steam to vent.
Shielding
Use small, flat pieces of aluminum foil to shield the thin pieces of
irregularly shaped foods, bones and foods such as chicken
wings, leg tips and fish tail. See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” first.
Standing Time
Food will continue to cook by the natural conduction of heat even
after the microwave cooking cycle ends. The length of standing
time depends on the volume and density of the food.
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Cookware and Dinnerware
Cookware and dinnerware must fit on the turntable. Always use
oven mitts or pot holders when handling because any dish may
become hot from heat transferred from the food. Do not use
cookware and dinnerware with gold or silver trim. Use the
following chart as a guide, then test before using.
MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Aluminum Foil,
Metal
See “Aluminum Foil and Metal” section.
Browning Dish
Bottom must be at least 3/16" (5 mm)
above the turntable. Follow manufacturer’s
recommendations.
Ceramic Glass,
Glass
Acceptable for use.
China,
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Melamine
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Paper: Towels,
Dinnerware,
Napkins
Use nonrecycled and those approved by
the manufacturer for microwave oven use.
Plastic: Wraps,
Bags, Covers,
Dinnerware,
Containers
Use those approved by the manufacturer
for microwave oven use.
Pottery and Clay
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Silicone
Bakeware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Straw, Wicker,
Wooden
Containers
Do not use in microwave oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Place cookware or dinnerware in microwave oven with
1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it.
2. Cook at 100% cooking power for 1 minute.
Do not use cookware or dinnerware if it becomes hot and the
water stays cool.
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Always use the turntable.
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To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
contact with another metal object during microwave cooking.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, nonapproved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners
such as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or
silver trim or a metallic glaze should not be used in the
microwave oven.
Microwave Cooking Power
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/NAME
NUMBER
USE
100%, High
(default setting)
10
Quick heating convenience
foods and foods with high
water content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
90%
9
Cooking small, tender pieces
of meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%
8
Heating rice, pasta or stirrable
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods
that need a cook power lower
than high. For example, whole
fish and meat loaf.
70%,
Medium-High
7
Reheating a single serving of
food.
60%
6
Cooking sensitive foods such
as cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
50%, Medium
5
Cooking ham, whole poultry
and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%, MediumLow, Defrost
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
Aluminum Foil and Metal
Always use oven mitts or pot holders when removing dishes from
the microwave oven.
Aluminum foil and some metal can be used in the microwave
oven. If not used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur
and cause damage to the microwave oven.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the microwave oven (on some
models), aluminum foil for shielding, and approved meat
thermometers may be used with the following guidelines:
■ To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity walls,
ceiling or floor.
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Manual Cooking
NOTE: Manual cooking may be done in two stages.
To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
Enter the length of time for cook.
FOOD
SERVING SIZE
Dinner Plate 1 serving, about
(refrigerated) 10 oz (283 g)
Place food on plate, cover
with plastic wrap, and vent.
Fresh
Vegetable
Place in microwave-safe
container, and add 2-4 tbs
(30-60 mL) water. Cover with
plastic wrap, and vent. Stir
and let stand 2-3 minutes
after cooking.
1-4 cups
(250 mL-1 L)
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
3. Touch COOK POWER, then set the desired cooking power.
See “Microwave Cooking Power.”
If cooking in stages, repeat steps 2 and 3 to set cook time
and cooking power for the second stage.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends. “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
The cook time and power may not be changed after touching
START without interrupting cooking.
Preset Cooking
The microwave oven has been programmed with common
microwavable foods, their quantities, cook powers and cook
times.
NOTE: During Popcorn function, as with all microwave cooking
functions, the microwave oven should be attended at all times.
Listen for popping to slow to 1 pop every 1 or 2 seconds, then
stop the cycle.
Use the following chart as a guide for preset cooking.
FOOD
SERVING SIZE
INSTRUCTIONS
Popcorn*
3.5 oz (99 g)
1.75 oz (50 g)
Pop only one package at a
time. For bag sizes not listed
in this section, follow
directions on package.
Baked
Potato
1-4 medium,
8-10 oz (227283 g) each,
similar in size
Pierce each one several times
with a fork. Place on paper
towel, around turntable
edges, at least 1" (2.5 cm)
apart. Let stand 5 minutes
after cooking.
Pizza
1-2 slices, 4 oz
(refrigerated) (113 g) each
Place on paper towel or
paper plate in the center of
the turntable.
Beverage
Do not cover. The diameter of
the cup’s opening will affect
how the liquid heats.
Beverages in cups with
smaller openings may heat
faster.
Frozen
Entrée
1-2 cups, 8 oz
(250 mL) each
10 oz (283 g)
Remove from package.
Loosen cover on 3 sides. If
entrée is not in microwavesafe container, place on
plate, cover with plastic wrap,
and vent. Let stand
2-3 minutes after cooking.
INSTRUCTIONS
*To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not use regular
paper bags or glassware. For best cooking results, do not try to
pop unpopped kernels. Use fresh bags of popcorn for optimal
results. Cooking results may vary by brand and fat content. If
using a microwave popcorn popper, follow manufacturer’s
instructions.
To Use Preset Cooking:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch the desired food pad.
The display will show first programmed serving size. Touch
the pad again to change quantity. See chart for available
serving sizes.
3. Touch START.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
Auto Defrost
The Auto Defrost can be used or the microwave oven can be
manually set to defrost.
■ Unwrap foods and remove lids (for example, from fruit juice
containers) before defrosting.
■ Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
■ Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of the cycle for more even defrosting.
■ Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See “Aluminum Foil
and Metal” first.
The Auto Defrost feature uses weight input. It should not be used
for food that has been left outside the freezer for more than
20 minutes, or for frozen ready-made food.
To Use Auto Defrost:
1. Place food, uncovered, on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch AUTO DEFROST.
3. Enter the weight in pounds and tenths of a pound. Two digits
must be used. (For example, enter “05” for 0.5 lb, or “43” for
4.3 lbs.)
Weight can be set from 0.1 lb to 6.5 lbs (45 g to 2.9 kg).
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
During defrosting, 5 tones will sound. These tones indicate it
is time to check, turn, rearrange, or separate food. Open
door, turn food if necessary, close door, and touch START to
resume defrosting.
When the cycle ends, “END” will appear in the display, and
the end-of-cycle tones will sound, followed by reminder
tones.
5. Touch OFF or open the door to clear the display.
To Defrost Manually: Follow directions in “Manual Cooking”
section, and use 30% cooking power. See “Microwave Cooking
Power” chart.
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MICROWAVE OVEN CARE
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested unless otherwise noted.
MICROWAVE OVEN CAVITY
MICROWAVE OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR
To avoid damage to the microwave oven cavity, do not use soapfilled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty
washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
The area where the microwave oven door and frame touch when
closed should be kept clean.
Average soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
The area where the microwave oven door and frame touch when
closed should be kept clean.
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
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Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Apply glass cleaner to towel, not directly to surface.
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Heavy soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
CONTROL PANEL
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 2 to 5 minutes in microwave
oven. Steam will soften soil. Rinse with clean water and dry
with soft, lint-free cloth.
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
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Dampen sponge with water and wipe panel. Dry with soft
cloth.
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Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water with 1 tbs (15 mL) of either
lemon juice or vinegar for 2 to 5 minutes in microwave oven.
Microwave Inlet Cover
To avoid arcing and microwave oven damage, the microwave
inlet cover (see “Parts and Features”) should be kept clean.
■ Wipe with wet cloth.
Sponge or soft cloth and water:
To avoid damage to the control panel, do not use chemical or
abrasive cleansers.
TURNTABLE
Replace turntable immediately after cleaning. Do not operate the
microwave oven without the turntable in place.
■ Mild cleanser and scouring pad
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Dishwasher
TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
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Is the electronic microwave oven control set correctly?
See “Microwave Oven Control” section.
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Is the Control Lock set?
See “Control Lock” section.
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Does “DOOR” appear in the display?
Open and close the microwave oven door, and then touch
START. See “Start” section.
Nothing will operate
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Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
Microwave oven will not operate
Microwave oven makes humming noise
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Is the magnetron working properly?
Try to heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at
100% cooking power. If water does not heat, try the steps in
the bullets below. If microwave oven still does not operate,
call for service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
Is the door completely closed?
Firmly close door.
Is a packaging spacer (on some models) attached to the
inside of the door?
Remove packaging spacer, then firmly close door.
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This is normal and occurs when the power supply in the
magnetron cycles on.
Microwave oven door looks wavy
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This is normal and will not affect performance.
Turntable will not operate
Cooking times seem too long
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Is the turntable properly in place?
Make sure turntable is correct side up and is sitting securely
on the turntable support. See “Turntable” section.
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Is the turntable support operating properly?
Remove turntable. Remove and clean turntable support and
rollers. Replace turntable. Place 1 cup (250 mL) of water on
the turntable, then restart microwave oven. If it still is not
working, call for service. See “Assistance or Service” section.
Do not operate the microwave oven without turntable and
turntable support working properly.
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Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Microwave Cooking Power” section.
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Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
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Is the incoming voltage less than that specified in
“Electrical Requirements?”
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
Interference with radio, TV, cordless phone, etc.
Turntable alternates rotation directions
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This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of
cycle.
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Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet for the electronic device.
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Is the radio or TV receiver near the microwave oven?
Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust
the radio or TV antenna.
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Are the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces clean?
Make sure these areas are clean.
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Is the cordless phone frequency 2.4 GHz?
Some 2.4 GHz-based cordless phones and home wireless
networks may experience static or noise while the microwave
oven is on. Use a corded phone or a different frequency
cordless phone, or avoid using these items during microwave
oven operation.
Display shows messages
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Is the display showing “:”?
There has been a power failure, or the Clock time has been
turned off. See “Display” section to clear display. See “Clock”
section to reset or turn on Clock.
Display shows time countdown, but the microwave oven
is not operating
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Is the Timer in use?
See “Timer” section.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If You Need Replacement Parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
only use factory specified replacement parts. Factory specified
replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are
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made with the same precision used to build every new Amana
appliance.
To locate factory specified replacement parts in your area, call us
or your nearest designated service center.
In the U.S.A.
For assistance, installation or service call Amana® Appliances toll
free: 1-800-843-0304.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
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Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Amana® Appliances designated service
technicians are trained to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Amana® appliances designated service
company in your area, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
For Further Assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write to Amana®
Appliances with any questions or concerns at:
Amana Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Replacement Parts
Glass Turntable
Part Number W10315165
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Installation information.
Cleaning Supplies
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Use and maintenance procedures.
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Accessory and repair parts sales.
Heavy Duty Degreaser
Part Number 31552
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Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
Turntable Support/Roller Assembly
Part Number W10315166
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner
Part Number 31682
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AMANA® COUNTERTOP MICROWAVE LIMITED WARRANTY
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the original date of purchase, when this microwave is installed, operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, Amana brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Amana”) will, at its
sole option, either pay for factory specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship or replace the product.
If replaced, the unit will be covered by the remaining one-year limited warranty of the original unit. See service instructions below.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AT
OUR DISCRETION AS PROVIDED HEREIN. Service must be provided by an Amana designated service company. This limited warranty
is valid in the United States or Canada and applies only when the microwave is used in the country in which it was purchased. This
limited warranty is effective from the date of the original consumer purchase. Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain
service or replacement under this limited warranty.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your microwave, to instruct you how to use your product, to replace or repair house fuses,
reset circuit breakers or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace light bulbs. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage.
3. In-home service. Your microwave must be shipped to an Amana designated service company.
4. Repairs or replacement when your microwave is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is used in a
manner contrary to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
5. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in
accordance with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of consumables or cleaning products not approved by Amana.
6. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your microwave, unless such damage results
from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Amana within 30 days from the date of purchase.
7. Any food loss due to microwave product failure.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Microwaves with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be easily determined. This warranty is
void if the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed from your appliance.
The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded circumstances shall be borne by the customer.
If you reside in the United States and your Amana Countertop Microwave should cease to operate within the first year of
ownership:
1. Call our Customer eXperience Center at 1-800-843-0304 (toll-free).
2. Give the consultant your model, serial number and shipping address.
3. The consultant will advise whether the microwave qualifies for repair or replacement.
4. In the event of repair, you may be directed to forward the product to an Amana designated service center. You are responsible for
insurance and freight to the designated service center. Please include your name and address on a piece of paper, along with a
copy of the proof of purchase (register receipt, charge slip, etc.). The microwave should be properly packaged to avoid damage in
transit as we will not be responsible for any such damage.
5. Amana will return the repaired unit or, at our option, an identical or comparable microwave to your door free of charge.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. Some states and provinces
do not allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES; EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AT OUR
DISCRETION AS PROVIDED HEREIN. AMANA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states
and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Amana dealer to determine if another
warranty applies.
If you need service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. Additional help can be found by checking the
“Assistance or Service” section or by calling Amana. In the U.S.A call 1-800-843-0304. In Canada call 1-800-807-6777.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your major appliance
to better help you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it.
You will need to know your complete model number and serial
number. You can find this information on the model and serial
number label located on the product.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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