Whirlpool Wmh1163xvb Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool Wmh1163xvb Use And Care Manual
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MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION
USER INSTRUCTIONS
THANK YOU for purchasing this high-quality product. If you should experience a problem not covered in TROUBLESHOOTING,
please visit our website at www.whirlpool.com for additional information. If you still need assistance, call us at 1-800-253-1301.
You will need your model and serial number located on the front facing of the microwave oven opening, behind the door.
Para obtener acceso a “Instrucciones para el usuario de la combinación microondas campana” en español, o para obtener
información adicional acerca de su producto, visite: www.whirlpool.com
Tenga listo su número de modelo completo. Puede encontrar su número de modelo y de serie en la etiqueta ubicada en la parte
frontal de la abertura del horno de microondas, detrás de la puerta.
Microwave Hood Combination 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:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire,
injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
■ Read all instructions before using the microwave oven.
■ Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE
ENERGY” found in this section.
■ The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS”
found in this section and in the provided Installation Instructions.
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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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
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.
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– 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.
Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking
equipment.
Intended to be used above ranges with maximum width of
36" (91.44 cm).
Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should not be
allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
Do not use paper products when appliance is operated in
the “PAN BROWN” mode (on models with this feature).
Do not store any materials, other than manufacturer’s
recommended accessories, in this oven when not in use.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven
when the microwave oven is in operation.
When flambeing foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter. Corrosive
cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, may
damage the filter.
Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave
oven.
Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not use the
microwave oven near water - for example, near a kitchen
sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, or
similar locations.
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 oven with metal
foil. This will cause overheating of the 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.
(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),
(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.
(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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Electrical Requirements
WARNING
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
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 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.
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.
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.
Recommended:
■ A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
■ A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
Settings
Clock
Light Timer
The Clock is a 12-hour (12:00-11:59) clock, with A.M. and P.M.
Touch CLOCK, enter time, then touch CLOCK or the Start control.
Set the cooktop light to turn on and off at certain times. Touch
Options or Setup control to reach the “Light Timer” submenu, and
set the Light On Time and Light Off Time in hours and minutes with
A.M. or P.M.
Timer (on some models)
Timer can be used independently during any cooking program.
Touch the Timer control, enter time, then touch the Timer control or
the Start control.
Filter Reset
Reset the filter status after replacing and/or cleaning the filters.
Touch Options or Setup control to reach the “Filter Reset”
submenu and activate reset. See “Microwave Oven Care” section.
Control Lock
Activate to avoid unintended start. Touch and hold the Cancel
control for about 3 seconds until 2 tones sound and padlock icon
appears in the display. Repeat to unlock control.
Tones
Programming tones and signals. Programming tones may be
turned off, or all tones (including end-of-function signals) may be
turned off. Touch the Options or Setup control to reach the “Sound
On/Off” submenu, and turn tones off or on.
Options or Setup
Vent Timer, Light Timer, Filter Reset, Sound On/Off, Scroll Speed,
Demo Mode and Language (English or French) may be changed.
Scroll Speed
Vent Fan
Scroll speed of the text may be adjusted. Touch the Options or
Setup control to reach the “Scroll Speed” submenu, and select the
scroll speed. Touch the Start control to set speed.
High, medium (on some models), low and off. Comes on
automatically as cooling fan during any cook function.
Vent Timer (on some models): Set vent fan to run for exactly
30 minutes, or to run for only 30 minutes more (off after
30 minutes). The vent fan may be turned off at any time using the
Vent Fan control. Touch the Options or Setup control to reach the
“Vent Fan” submenu, and select the setting.
Demo Mode
Activate to practice using the control without actually turning on
the magnetron. Touch the Options or Setup control to reach the
“Demo Mode” submenu, and activate or deactivate Demo Mode.
Features
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CLEANRELEASE Cavity Coating (on some models)
Turntable
The durable, nonstick coating resists soil buildup by making
cleaning easier. See “Microwave Oven Care” section.
Turntable may be turned off (on some models) for manual cooking
only. This is helpful when cooking with plates that are bigger than
the turntable, or when cooking with plates that are side by side.
Turntable cannot be turned off during preset or sensor (on some
models) functions.
Cooking Rack (on some models)
Use only for 2-level cooking. To avoid damage to the microwave
oven, always remove rack after 2-level cooking. To avoid damage to
the microwave oven due to soil buildup, clean rack supports often.
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Cookware and Dinnerware
Microwave-Safe
Do Not Use
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Browning dish (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Ceramic glass, glass
China, earthenware (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Melamine (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Paper towels, paper plates, napkins (Use non-recycled paper.)
Plastic wraps, bags, covers, dinnerware, containers (Follow
manufacturer recommendations.)
Pottery and clay (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Silicone bakeware (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Wax paper
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Metal cookware and bakeware
Straw or wicker
Gold, silver or pewter
Non-approved meat thermometers, skewers
Twist ties
Foil liners, such as sandwich wrappers
Staples
Objects with gold or silver trim or with metallic glaze
To Test Cookware/Dinnerware: Place dish on turntable with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. Program 1 minute of cook time at 100%.
If dish becomes hot and the water stays cool, do not use the dish in the microwave oven.
Microwave Oven Use
Manual Cooking/Stage Cooking
Doneness (on some models)
Touch COOK TIME, touch number pads to enter time, touch
COOK POWER (if not 100%), touch number pads to enter power
level (10-90), then touch the Start control.
If programming additional stages, enter the cook time and cook
power of each before touching the Start control.
Adjust doneness for automatic cooking functions (except Popcorn)
by touching COOK TIME repeatedly to scroll through MORE, LESS
or NORMAL.
Sensor Cooking (on some models)
A sensor in the microwave oven detects moisture released from
food as it heats, and adjusts the cooking time accordingly.
Make sure microwave oven has been plugged in for at least
3 minutes. Use microwave-safe dish with loose-fitting lid, or cover
microwave-safe dish with plastic wrap and vent.
Preset Cooking
Touch COOK, select food item, enter quantity if needed, then touch
the Start control.
Preset Reheating
Warm Hold (on some models)
Touch REHEAT, select food item, enter quantity if needed, then
touch the Start control.
WARNING
Preset Defrosting
Food Poisoning Hazard
Unwrap food. Touch DEFROST, select food item, enter quantity,
and touch the Start control.
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Quick Defrost (on some models)
Automatic defrost for 1 lb (454 g). Unwrap food. Touch
1lb DEFROST. Microwave oven will start automatically after a brief
delay. Turn over food at signal.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. The
Warm Hold function uses 10% cook power. Warm Hold can be
used by itself or can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle.
Opening the door during Warm Hold will cancel the function.
For list of preset programs, see the Cooking Guide label on the front facing of the microwave oven opening, behind the door.
Microwave Oven Care
General Cleaning
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the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products.
To avoid damage to the microwave oven caused by arcing due to
soil buildup, keep cavity, microwave inlet cover, cooking rack
supports, and area where the door touches the frame clean.
Clean with mild soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge, or as
indicated below.
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Nonstick cavity coating (on some models): To avoid damage to
the microwave oven cavity, do not use metal or sharp utensils
or scrapers, or any type of abrasive cleanser or scrubbers.
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Grease filter: mild soap and water or dishwasher.
Door and exterior: mild soap and water, or glass cleaner
applied to paper towel.
Control panel: sponge or soft cloth and water.
Stainless steel (on some models): mild soap and water, then
rinse with clean water and dry with soft cloth, or use stainless
steel cleaner.
Turntable: mild soap and water or dishwasher.
Cooking rack and supports (on some models): mild soap,
water and washcloth. Dishwasher cleaning is not
recommended.
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Replacing Filters and Light Bulbs
NOTE: A filter status indicator (on some models) appears in the
display when it is time to replace the charcoal filter, and clean or
replace the grease filter. See “Settings” section to reset filter status.
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Grease filter: Remove grease filter from underside of
microwave oven, and clean monthly, or as prompted by filter
status indicator.
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top front of the microwave oven. The charcoal filter cannot be
cleaned, and should be replaced about every 6 months, or as
prompted by filter status indicator.
Cooktop light(s): The cooktop light(s) is(are) located on the
underside of the microwave oven, and is(are) replaceable.
Cavity light: The cavity light bulb is located behind the vent
grille at the top front of the microwave oven, under the bulb
cover, and is replaceable.
Troubleshooting
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
www.whirlpool.com
Microwave oven will not operate
Turntable alternates rotation directions
Check the following:
■ Household fuse or circuit breaker
If a household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped,
replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
■ Magnetron
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 below. If
microwave oven still does not operate, call for service.
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Radio, TV or cordless phone interference
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This is normal and depends on motor rotation at the beginning
of the cycle.
Display shows messages
Door
Firmly close door. On some models, if a packaging spacer is
attached to inside of the door, remove it, then firmly close door.
If a message about the door appears in the display, the door
has been closed for 5 minutes or more without the microwave
oven being started. This happens to avoid unintended starting
of the microwave oven. Open and close the door, then start
the cycle.
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A flashing “:” or “PF” means there has been a power failure.
Reset the clock.
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A letter followed by a number is an error indicator. Call for
assistance.
Check the following:
■ Proximity
Move the receiver away from the microwave oven, or adjust the
radio or TV antenna.
■ Soil
Make sure the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces are
clean.
■ Frequency
Some 2.4 GHz-based cordless phones and home wireless
networks may experience static or noise while microwave
oven is on. Use a corded phone, a different frequency
cordless phone or avoid using these items during microwave
oven operation.
Control
Make sure control is set properly. Make sure Control Lock is off.
Make sure Demo Mode (on some models) is off.
Arcing in the microwave oven
Check the following:
■ Soil buildup
Soil buildup on cavity walls, microwave inlet cover, cooking
rack supports, and area where the door touches the frame can
cause arcing. See “General Cleaning” in “Microwave Oven
Care” section.
Fan running during cooktop usage
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This is normal. The microwave oven’s cooling fan (on some
models), which is separate from the vent fan, automatically
comes on during microwave oven operation to cool the
microwave oven. It may also automatically come on and cycle
on and off to cool the microwave oven’s controls while the
cooktop below is being used.
Replacement Parts, Accesssories and Cleaning Supplies
Following is a list of available parts and supplies which may be purchased separately. Please refer to the cover for contact and model
identification information.
Replacment Parts
Accessories
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Turntable
Turntable support and rollers
Turntable hub
Cooking rack (for some models)
Rack clip
Rack support
Grease filter
Charcoal filter
Cooktop light bulb
Cavity light bulb
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Steamer vessel
Cleaning Supplies
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Heavy Duty Degreaser
All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner
Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) will pay for Factory Specified Parts and
repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company. This
limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it
was purchased. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this limited warranty does not apply. Proof of original purchase date is required
to obtain service under this limited warranty.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is used in a manner that is
contrary to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
4. 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 Whirlpool.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage
results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Whirlpool within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
7. Costs associated with the removal from your home of your major appliance for repairs. This major appliance is designed to be
repaired in the home and only in-home service is covered by this warranty.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized Whirlpool servicer is not available.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
11. Major appliances 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 major appliance.
The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded circumstances shall be borne by the customer.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. WHIRLPOOL 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, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS, SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
If outside the 50 United States and Canada, contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
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For additional product information or to view FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions), visit www.whirlpool.com.
If you do not have access to the Internet and you need assistance using your product, you may contact Whirlpool at the number below.
Have your complete model number ready. You can find your model number and serial number on the label located on the upper or lower
front facing of the microwave oven opening, behind the door.
For assistance or service, call 1-800-253-1301.
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Please keep this User Instructions and model number information for future reference.
W10182518A
SP PN W10182523A
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