MICROWAVE OVEN
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents ...................................................................2
Model UMC5225
W10677581A
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY........................................................3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................5
Unpacking ....................................................................................5
Location Requirements................................................................5
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................6
Turntable ......................................................................................6
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL....................................................6
Display..........................................................................................7
Start ..............................................................................................7
Add 30 Seconds...........................................................................7
Cancel ..........................................................................................7
Tones............................................................................................7
Clock ............................................................................................7
Kitchen Timer ...............................................................................7
Control Lock.................................................................................7
Language......................................................................................7
Weight Entry Mode ......................................................................7
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MICROWAVE OVEN USE...............................................................8
Food Characteristics ....................................................................8
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................8
Cookware and Dinnerware...........................................................9
Aluminum Foil and Metal..............................................................9
Microwave Cooking Power ..........................................................9
Manual Cooking .........................................................................10
Cooking in Stages ......................................................................10
Favorite.......................................................................................10
Sensor Cooking..........................................................................10
Menu (sensor and non-sensor) ..................................................11
Weight Defrost / Timed Defrost .................................................12
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE..........................................................13
General Cleaning........................................................................13
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................14
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE .........................................................15
Replacement Parts.....................................................................15
Built-In Kits .................................................................................15
WARRANTY ..................................................................................15
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:
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 the “INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS” section.
■ 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 the 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.
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The microwave oven should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Call an authorized service company for
examination, repair, or adjustment.
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, 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.
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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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.
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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.
Do not mount over a sink.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven
when the microwave oven is in operation.
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.
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Unpacking
Electrical Requirements
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.
WARNING
If there is any damage, do not operate the microwave oven
until a designated service technician has checked it and
made any needed repairs.
NOTE: To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not remove
microwave inlet cover. See “Parts and Features.”
Location Requirements
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
microwave oven.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
IMPORTANT: The control side of the microwave oven is the
heavy side. Handle the microwave oven gently. The weight of the
microwave oven is over 35 lbs (15.9 kg).
■ 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.
NOTE: Some models can be built into a wall or cabinet by using
one of the trim kits listed in the “Assistance or Service” section.
■ 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.
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.
Recommended:
■ A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
■ A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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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. A short power supply
cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming
entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL
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
K
C
J
D
I
A. Door handle (on models
without push button open)
B. Window
C. Cooking guide label
D. Microwave oven light
E. Display
H
G
E
F
F. Control panel
G. Microwave inlet cover
H. Removable turntable support
I. Glass turntable
J. Model and serial number plate
K. Door lock system
Turntable
A
B
C
D
A. Turntable
B. Hub
C. Support
D. Shaft
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.
Fit the raised, curved wedges in the center of the turntable
bottom between the three spokes of the hub. The rollers on
the support should fit inside the turntable bottom ridge.
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Display
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 if
needed. See “Clock.”
When the microwave oven is in use, the display will show cook
time remaining. When the microwave oven is not in use, the
display will show the time of day (if the clock is set) or Kitchen
Timer countdown (if the Kitchen Timer is set).
Start
The START control begins any function. If cooking is interrupted
by opening the door, touching START will resume the 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. The word “door” will
appear in the display until the door is opened and closed.
Add 30 Seconds
The ADD 30 SEC control (START pad) automatically starts the
microwave oven at 100% power for 30 seconds, and adds
30 seconds of cook time with each additional touch of the
control.
Time may be added to any manual cooking cycle in 30-second
increments, at the current power level, by touching ADD 30 SEC
during cooking.
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. The word “door” will
appear in the display until the door is opened and closed.
Cancel
The CANCEL control 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.
The CANCEL control is also used to lock and unlock the control
panel. See “Control Lock.”
Tones
Tones are audible signals that cannot be turned off, and they
indicate the following:
One tone
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Valid entry
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Control lock activated or deactivated
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End of stage in multistage cooking
Three tones
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End of Kitchen Timer countdown
Five tones
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End of cycle
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Reminder, repeat each minute after the end-of-cycle tones
Clock
This is a standard 12-hour clock (1:00-12:59). The Clock cannot
be erased. If the Clock is not set, “0:00” will remain in the display
when the microwave oven is not in use.
To Set:
The microwave oven and Kitchen Timer must be off.
1. Touch CLOCK.
2. Touch number pads to enter correct time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK.
Kitchen Timer
The Kitchen Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to
99 minutes 99 seconds, and counts down the set time.
NOTE: The Kitchen Timer does not start or stop the microwave
oven.
Cook functions may be used while the Kitchen Timer is counting
down. When the cook function is active in the display, touch
KITCHEN TIMER to see the Kitchen Timer count down for about
5 seconds.
To Set:
1. Touch KITCHEN TIMER.
2. Touch number pads to enter desired time.
3. Touch START.
When the set time ends, “End” will appear in the display and
the end-of-Timer tones will sound.
4. Touch CANCEL while the Kitchen Timer is active in the
display to cancel the Kitchen Timer.
The time can be reset during the countdown by canceling
Kitchen Timer, then repeating the above steps.
Control Lock
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 CANCEL for about 3 seconds, until the tone
sounds and the control lock icon appears in the display. Repeat
to unlock.
If any control pad is touched while the control is locked, there will
be no response from the control.
Language
The default display language is English, but may be set to
French. Two display messages are affected: “End” (English) or
“Fin” (French), and “door” (English) or “PrtE” (“porte” - French).
To Set Language to French: With the microwave oven door
open, touch and hold number pad 1 for about 5 seconds, until a
tone sounds. Repeat to change back to English.
Weight Entry Mode
The default weight entry mode for Weight Defrost is imperial
(pounds), but may be set to metric (grams). This setting does not
affect any other program besides Weight Defrost. See “Weight
Defrost/Timed Defrost” section.
To Set Weight Entry to Metric: With the microwave oven door
open, touch and hold number pad 0 for about 5 seconds, until a
tone sounds. Repeat to change back to imperial.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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Paraffin wax will not melt in the microwave oven because it
does not absorb microwaves.
Arranging
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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.
Stirring and Turning
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
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.
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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.
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.
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 or name. For example, PL7=70%=
Medium-High.
To see the exact power level during a cooking cycle, touch
POWER LEVEL. The display will briefly show the current power
level, then will return to the cooking countdown.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/NAME 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.
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.
100%, High, PL10 Quick heating convenience foods and
(default setting)
foods with high water content, such as
soups, beverages and most vegetables.
90%, PL9
Cooking small, tender pieces of meat,
ground meat, poultry pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%, PL8
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%, MediumHigh, PL7
Reheating a single serving of food.
60%, PL6
Cooking sensitive foods such as cheese
and egg dishes, pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable casseroles, such as
lasagna.
50%, Medium,
PL5
Cooking ham, whole poultry and pot
roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%, PL4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and pastries.
30%, MediumLow, Defrost, PL3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats, poultry and
precooked foods.
20%, PL2
Softening butter, cheese, and ice cream.
10%, Low, PL1
Taking chill out of fruit.
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.
■
Always use the turntable.
■
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not allow
contact with another metal object during microwave cooking.
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Manual Cooking
Favorite
NOTE: To cook at 100% power, begin by touching number pads
to enter cook time, then touch START.
Use the FAVORITE control to program, store and recall the top
3 most frequently used manual cook programs. Each Favorite
may have 1 or 2 stages (see “Cooking in Stages” section). In the
event of a power failure, the saved Favorites will have to be
reprogrammed.
To Use:
1. Place food on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
“00:00” will appear in the display. Enter the length of time to
cook.
If cooking with 100% power, skip Step 3.
3. Touch POWER LEVEL.
The default power level PL10 will appear in the display. Enter
the desired power level. See “Microwave Cooking Power.”
4. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Cooking in Stages
The microwave oven can be set to cook at different cooking
powers for various lengths of time, up to 2 stages, which may
include a defrosting stage. See “Weight Defrost/Timed Defrost”
to set defrosting stage.
NOTE: If a defrosting stage is programmed, it will cycle first.
To Cook in Stages:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch COOK TIME.
“00:00” will appear in the display. Enter the length of time to
cook during the first stage.
3. Touch POWER LEVEL, then enter the desired cooking power
for the first stage. See “Microwave Cooking Power.”
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second stage.
5. Touch START.
One tone will sound between stages.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
6. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Cook time may be added in 30-second increments during the
cycling stage by touching ADD 30 SEC control.
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To Set FAVORITE:
1. Touch FAVORITE.
“1” will appear in the display. Touch FAVORITE repeatedly to
scroll through “2” and “3,” until the desired Favorite program
number is displayed.
2. Touch COOK TIME, then enter the cook time.
3. Touch POWER LEVEL, then enter the power level.
If programming a second stage, enter the cook time and
power level for that stage (see “Cooking in Stages” section).
4. Touch FAVORITE to save program
or
Touch START to begin the programmed cycle. The program
will also be saved.
To Use FAVORITE:
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch FAVORITE repeatedly until desired program number
appears in the display.
3. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Sensor Cooking
A sensor in the microwave oven detects humidity released from
the food as it heats, and adjusts the cook time accordingly.
Many sensor cycles require the covering of foods. Microwavesafe containers or steamers with loose-fitting lids are
recommended. The loose-fitting lid allows enough steam to
escape to be detected by the sensor. When covering foods with
plastic wrap, be sure to leave a large enough vent opening to
allow the steam to escape.
“SC” (sensor cook) will appear in the display during sensor
cooking.
NOTES:
■ The microwave oven should be plugged in for at least
3 minutes.
■
The microwave oven cavity and the exterior of the cooking
container should be dry.
■
The room temperature should not exceed 95°F (35°C).
■
If the door is opened while the sensor is detecting moisture
(while “SC” appears in the display), sensing will stop and the
program will be canceled.
Menu (sensor and non-sensor)
The following menu items are preprogrammed for quick and easy cooking/reheating.
For added convenience, the available/recommended amounts shown in the following chart are included on the Cooking Guide label
(see “Parts and Features” for its location).
MENU ITEM
SERVING SIZE
INSTRUCTIONS
POPCORN
(non-sensor)
3.3 oz (94 g)
3.0 oz (85 g)
1.75 oz (50 g)
To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not use regular paper bags or
glassware.
■ Pop only one package of popcorn at a time.
■ Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using a microwave popcorn popper.
■ 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. For bag sizes not listed in this
section, follow directions on the package.
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.
PIZZA REHEAT
(non-sensor)
1 to 3 slices, 3 oz (85 g)
each, refrigerated
Place pizza slices on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate in the center of the
turntable.
FROZEN ENTREE
(non-sensor)
10 oz or 20 oz (283 g or
567 g)
Remove from package. Loosen cover on 3 sides. Place entrée to the side of the
turntable. Let stand 2-3 minutes after cooking.
BEVERAGE (nonsensor, reheat)
1 or 2 cups, 8 oz
(250 mL) each
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.
SOUP (nonsensor)
1 to 4 cups
(250 mL to 1 L)
Place in microwave-safe container. Cover with plastic wrap, and vent. Stir and let
stand 2-3 minutes after heating.
POTATO (nonsensor)
1 to 4 potatoes, 10 oz
(283 g) each
Pierce each one several times with a fork. Place on paper towel, around turntable
edges, at least 1" (2.5 cm) apart. Place a single potato to the side of the turntable. Let
stand 5 minutes after cooking.
DINNER PLATE
(sensor, reheat)
10-16 oz (283-454 g),
refrigerated
Place food on microwave-safe plate. Cover with plastic wrap, and vent*. Let stand
2-3 minutes after heating.
FRESH
VEGETABLE
(sensor)
1 to 4 cups
(250 mL to 1 L)
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.
FROZEN
VEGETABLE
(sensor)
1 to 4 cups
(250 mL to 1 L)
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.
■
*When covering foods, make sure the vent opening is large enough for the moisture to escape. This will allow the sensor to accurately
determine cooking time.
To Use Non-sensor Menu (Popcorn, Pizza Reheat, Frozen
Entrée, Beverage, Soup, Potato):
To Use Sensor Menu (Dinner Plate, Fresh Vegetable,
Frozen Vegetable):
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch desired menu control.
The first programmed amount will appear in the display.
Touch control pad repeatedly or touch number pads to
change quantity. See chart.
1. Place food on the turntable, and close the door.
2. Touch the desired menu control.
“SC” (sensor cook) will appear in the display.
3. Touch START.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
3. Touch START.
The microwave oven will start, and sensor cooking will begin.
“SC” will remain in the display until the sensor has
determined the remaining cook time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
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Weight Defrost / Timed Defrost
The Weight Defrost feature’s preset programs can be used, the Timed Defrost feature can be used, or the microwave oven can be
manually set to defrost.
■ Unwrap foods and remove lids (for example, from fruit juice
To Use Weight Defrost:
containers) before defrosting.
1. Place food, uncovered, on the turntable and close the door.
■ Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
2. Touch WEIGHT DEFROST.
Enter the weight in pounds.
■ Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end of the cycle for more even defrosting.
Weight can be set from 0.3 lb to 6.3 lbs (136 g to 2.86 kg).
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 cycle may be interrupted briefly to turn food, if necessary,
by opening the door. Close the door and touch START to
resume the cycle.
Weight Defrost
The Weight Defrost feature has preset times and cook powers for
defrosting meat, poultry and fish by weight. 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. Use the following
chart as a guide.
FOODS
INSTRUCTIONS
Meat
Beef (ground, steaks,
roast, stew)
Lamb (stew and chops)
Pork (chops, ribs, roasts,
sausage)
The narrow or fatty areas of
irregular shaped cuts should be
shielded with foil before defrosting.
Do not defrost less than 1/4 lb
(113 g) or two 4 oz (113 g) patties.
Place all meats in microwave-safe
baking dish. Do not cover.
Poultry
Chicken (whole and
cut up)
Cornish hens
Turkey breast
Place in microwave-safe baking
dish, chicken breast side up. Do
not cover.
Fish
Fillets
Steaks
Whole shellfish
Place in microwave-safe baking
dish. Do not cover.
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3. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
4. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
Timed Defrost
Timed Defrost does not have a preset program, but uses only
30% (PL3) cooking power.
To Use Timed Defrost:
1. Place food, uncovered, on the turntable and close the door.
2. Touch TIMED DEFROST.
“00:00” will appear in the display.
3. Enter the time in minutes and seconds.
4. Touch START.
The display will count down the defrost time.
The cycle may be interrupted briefly to turn food, if necessary,
by opening the door. Close the door and touch START to
resume the cycle.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, and the
end-of-cycle tones will sound.
5. Touch CANCEL or open the door to clear the display.
To Defrost Manually: Follow direction in “Manual Cooking”
section, and use 30% cooking power. See “Microwave Cooking
Power” chart.
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.
Stainless Steel (on some models)
MICROWAVE OVEN CAVITY
To avoid damage to microwave oven door and exterior, do not
use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool
To avoid damage to the microwave oven cavity, do not use soappads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Rub in direction of
filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty
grain.
washcloths or some recycled paper towels.
■ Stainless steel cleaner (not included):
To avoid damage to stainless steel models, rub in direction of
See “Assistance or Service” section to order.
grain.
The area where the microwave oven door and frame touch when
closed should be kept clean.
Average soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
■
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
■
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Heavy soil
■ Mild, nonabrasive soaps and detergents:
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.
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.
Vinegar for hard water spots
CONTROL PANEL
■
Sponge or soft cloth and water:
Dampen sponge with water and wipe panel. Dry with soft
cloth.
■
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
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.
Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
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
■
Dishwasher
MICROWAVE OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR
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.
■
Glass cleaner and paper towels or nonabrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Apply glass cleaner to towel, not directly to surface.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
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
Turntable alternates rotation directions
■
Display shows messages
■
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.
This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of
cycle.
Is the display showing “0:00”?
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
■
Is the Kitchen Timer in use?
See “Kitchen Timer” section.
Cooking times seem too long
■
Is the electronic microwave oven control set correctly?
See “Microwave Oven Control” section.
■
Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Microwave Cooking Power” section.
■
Is the Control Lock set?
See “Control Lock” section.
■
Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
■
Does “door” appear in the display?
Open and close the microwave oven door, and then touch
START. See “Start” section.
■
Is the incoming voltage less than that specified in
“Electrical Requirements?”
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
Microwave oven makes humming noise
This is normal and occurs when the power supply in the
magnetron cycles on.
■
Microwave oven door looks wavy
Interference with radio, TV, cordless phone, etc.
■
Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet for the electronic device.
■
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.
■
Are the microwave oven door and sealing surfaces clean?
Make sure these areas are clean.
■
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.
This is normal and will not affect performance.
■
Turntable will not operate
■
Is the turntable properly in place?
Make sure turntable is correct side up and is sitting securely
on the turntable support. See “Turntable” section.
■
Is the turntable support operating properly?
Remove turntable. Remove and clean turntable hub, support
and rollers. Replace hub, support and 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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ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
IBefore 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.
Replacement Parts
Glass Turntable
Part Number W10510836
Turntable Support and Rollers
Part Number W10510837
Turntable Hub
Part Number W10510839
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
use only factory-authorized replacement parts. These
replacement parts will fit right and work right because they are
made with the same precision used to build every new appliance.
To locate factory-authorized replacement parts in your area, call
our Customer eXperience Center or your nearest designated
service center.
Cleaning Supplies
affresh® Kitchen Appliance
Cleaner
Part Number W10355010
affresh® Stainless Steel
Cleaner
Part Number W10355016
In the U.S.A.
Call the Customer eXperience Center toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
affresh® Stainless Steel Wipes
Part Number W10355049
Heavy Duty Degreaser
Part Number 31552A
Built-In Kits
This countertop microwave oven can be built in by using one of
the following trim kits*. These kits are available from the dealer or
can be ordered by kit model number. See “Assistance or Service”
section for the toll-free number.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
KIT SIZE
KIT MODEL NUMBERS/COLORS
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
27" (68.6 cm)
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
MK2227AW / White
MK2227AB / Black
MK2227AS / Stainless
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Our service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States.
30" (76.2 cm)
MK2220AW / White
MK2220AB / Black
MK2220AS / Stainless
To locate the authorized service company in your area, you
can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages.
*The built-in trim kits can be installed over any (electric or gas)
built-in wall oven, up to 30" (76.2 cm).
For further assistance
If you need further assistance, you can write with any questions
or concerns at:
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION 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, Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Whirlpool”) 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 a Whirlpool 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.
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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 a Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool Corporation.
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 Whirlpool 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 Whirlpool® Countertop Microwave should cease to operate within the first year of
ownership:
1. Call our Customer eXperience Center at 1-800-253-1301 (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 a Whirlpool 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. Whirlpool 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. 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, 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 Whirlpool 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
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“Assistance or Service” section or by calling Whirlpool. In the U.S.A. call 1-800-253-1301. In Canada call 1-800-807-6777.
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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