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Frigidaire FFCE2278LS Complete Owner's Guide
All about the
Use & Care
of your
Microwave Oven
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Cooking Charts......................................................15
Care & Cleaning.....................................................20
Before You Call......................................................21
Warranty...............................................................22
Convenience Operation...........................................12
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Welcome & Congratulations..................................... 2
Important Safety Instructions................................... 3
Features & Specifications......................................... 8
Before Operating..................................................... 9
Manual Operation...................................................10
Sensor Operations..................................................13
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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your
microwave oven only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant to cover
every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be
practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
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Important Safety Instructions
What You Need to
Know About Safety
Instructions
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe
the following:
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in
the Use & Care Guide are not meant to cover all
possible conditions and situations that may occur.
Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised
when installing, maintaining or operating a microwave.
1.
deep fat fry in oven. Fat could overheat
and be hazardous to handle.
2.
cook or reheat eggs in shell or with an
unbroken yolk using microwave energy. Pressure
may build up and erupt. Pierce yolk with fork or
knife before cooking.
3. Pierce skin of potatoes, tomatoes, and similar foods
before cooking with microwave energy. When
skin is pierced, steam escapes evenly.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent
or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do
not understand.
4.
operate oven without load or food in oven
cavity.
5. Use only popcorn in packages designed and
labeled for microwave use. Popping time varies
depending on oven wattage.
continue to
heat after popping has stopped. Popcorn will
scorch or burn.
leave oven unattended.
Recognize Safety
Symbols, Words, Labels
6.
DANGER
DANGER - Immediate hazards which WILL result in
severe personal injury or death.
7.
8.
WARNING
WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
use regular cooking thermometers in oven.
Most cooking thermometers contain mercury and
may cause an electrical arc, malfunction, or
damage to oven.
use metal utensils in oven.
use paper, plastic, or other combustible
materials that are not intended for cooking.
9. When cooking with paper, plastic, or other
combustible materials, follow manufacturer’s
recommendations on product use.
result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
10.
use paper towels which contain nylon or
other synthetic fibers. Heated synthetics could
melt and cause paper to ignite.
11.
heat sealed containers or plastic bags in
oven. Food or liquid could expand quickly and cause
container or bag to break. Pierce or open container
or bag before cooking.
CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury.
12. To avoid pacemaker malfunction, consult
physician or pacemaker manufacturer about
effects of microwave energy on pacemaker.
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Important Safety Instructions
Grounding
Instructions
Adapter Plugs
CAUTION
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock or death, this oven must be
grounded and plug must not be altered.
Attaching the adapter ground terminal to the wall receptacle
cover screw does not ground the appliance unless the
cover screw is metal, and not insulated, and the wall
receptacle is grounded through the house wiring.
Oven MUST be grounded .
Grounding reduces risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire
for the electric current if an electrical
short occurs. This 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. See Installation
Instructions.
Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be
disconnected infrequently:
Because of potential safety hazards,
we strongly
recommend against the use of an adapter plug.
If you
still choose to use an adapter (where local codes permit), a
temporary connection
can be made to a properly
grounded 2-prong wall receptacle using a UL listed adapter,
available at most hardware stores.
Consult a qualified electrician or servicer if grounding
instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt
exists as to whether the oven is properly grounded.
Have the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to make
sure the receptacle is properly grounded.
Do not use an extension cord
. If the product power
cord is too short, have a qualified electrician install a
three-slot receptacle. This oven should be plugged into a
separate 60 hertz circuit with the electrical ratting as
shown in specifications table. When the oven is on a
circuit with other equipment, an increase in cooking times
may be required and fuses can be blown.
When disconnecting the power cord from the adapter,
always hold the adapter with one hand. Otherwise, the
adapter ground terminal may break with repeated use.
Should this happen, DO NOT USE the appliance until a
proper ground has again been established.
Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be
disconnected frequently:
Microwave operates on standard household current, 110120V.
Do not use an adapter plug
in these situations. Frequent
disconnection of the power cord places undue strain on the
adapter and leads to eventual failure of the adapter ground
terminal. Have a qualified electrician replace the 2-prong
wall receptacle with a 3-prong (grounding) receptacle
before using the appliance.
Arcing
If you see arcing, press STOP and correct the problem.
Arcing is the term for sparks in your microwave oven. Arcing
is caused by:
Incorrect installation of the metal shelf so that it is
touching the microwave wall.
Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
Use of foil which is not molded to the food. (The edges
act as antennas).
Other metals, such a twist ties, poultry pins or metallicrimmed dishes, in the microwave.
Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces
used in the oven.
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Important Safety Instructions
Federal
Communications
Commission Radio
Frequency Interference
Statement (U.S.A. Only)
This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy
and if not installed and used properly, that is in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may
cause interference to radio and television reception. It has
been type tested and found to comply with limits for ISM
Equipment, pursuant to part 18 of FCC Rules, which are
designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference in a residential installation.
Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or
television.
Ÿ
Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the
receiver.
Ÿ
Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
Ÿ
Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that
the microwave oven and the receiver are on different
branch circuits.
a. A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the
risks resulting from becoming entangled in or
tripping over a longer cord.
b. Extension cords may be used if care is exercised in
their use.
c. If an extension cord is used:
1. The marked electrical rating of the cord set or
extension cord set should be at least as great as
the electrical rating of the appliance.
2. The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3wire cord.
3. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will
not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it
can be tripped over, snagged, or pulled on
unintentionally.
If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker
and the blower sound may vary when the microwave oven
is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following:
Ÿ
WARNING
Radio Interference
1. Operation of the microwave oven may cause
interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment.
2. When there is interference, it may be reduced or
eliminated by taking the following measures:
1) Clean door and sealing surface of the oven.
2) Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or
television.
3) Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the
receiver.
4) Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
5) Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so
that microwave oven and receiver are on different
branch circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
television interference caused by unauthorized
modification to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility
of the user to correct such interference.
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Important Safety Instructions
Precautions to Avoid
Possible Exposure to
Excessive Microwave
Energy
WARNING
Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be
overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to
be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from
the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD
RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING
OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS
INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID. To reduce the risk of
injury to persons:
Adhere to the following precautions:
1.
 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 interlock switches.
Do not overheat the liquid.
2. Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating
it.
3.
 DO NOT place any object between the oven front face
and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow
necks.
4. After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing the
container.
 DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door
gasket. Doing so could cause damage.
5. Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensils into the container.
 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:
1. door (bent),
2. hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
3. door seals and sealing surfaces.
 Oven should not be be adjusted or repaired by anyone
except properly qualified service personnel.
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
12. DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety
precautions should be followed to reduce the
risk of burns, electric shocks, fire or injury to
persons or exposure to excessive microwave
energy.
13.Keep cord AWAY from HEATED surfaces.
14. DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
15.Review the door cleaning instructions in the Care &
Cleaning section.
1. READ ALL instructions before using oven.
16.To avoid the risk of fire in the oven cavity, injury to
persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy.
2. READ AND FOLLOW the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” on page 5.
a.
3. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS found on Page 4
DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend oven
when paper, plastic or other combustible
materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate
cooking.
b. Remove wire twist-ties from paper or plastic bags
before placing bag in oven.
4. Install or locate this oven ONLY in accordance with the
installation instructions in this Use & Care Manual.
c. If materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door
CLOSED, turn oven off and disconnect the power
cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel.
5. Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers -for example, closed jars -are able to explode
and SHOULD NOT be HEATED in this oven.
d. DO NOT use this oven cavity for storage. DO
NOT leave paper products, cooking utensils or
food in the cavity when not in use.
6. Use this oven ONLY for its intended use as described in
this Use & Care Manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this oven. This type of oven is
specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not
designed for industrial or laboratory use.
17. Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able
overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing
to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from
the microwave oven is not always present. THIS
COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY
BOILING OVER WHEN A SPOON OR OTHER
UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
7. As with any appliance, CLOSE SUPERVISION
necessary when used by CHILDREN or INFIRM
PERSONS
8. DO NOT operate this oven if it has a damaged cord or
power plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
18.DO NOT heat baby bottles in oven.
9. This oven, including power cord, must be serviced
ONLY by qualified service personnel. Special tools are
required to service oven. Contact nearest authorized
service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
19.Baby food jars shall be open when heated and
contents stirred or shaken before consumption, in
order to avoid burns.
20.DO NOT use this oven for commercial purposes. It is
made for household use only.
10. DO NOT cover or block any vents or openings on the
oven.
11. DO NOT store this oven outdoors. DO NOT use this
appliance near water -for example, near a kitchen sink,
in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or similar
locations.
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Features & Specifications
Microwave features
Window
Door
assembly
Interlock
system
Turntable
ring
assembly
Turntable Turntable
Shaft
glass
tray
Control
panel
Control panel
1
3
2
13
14
5
4
(1)
Sensor Cook
(2)
Sensor Reheat
(3)
Defrost
(4)
Power Level (10power levels avail able)
(5)
Timer
(6)
Popcorn
(7)
Beverage
(8)
Keep Warm
(9)
Melt / Soften
(10) START/+30 sec. ~ Begin cooking time or add time to
cooking.
(11) Safety Lock
(12) Clock
6
7
10
8
9
12
11
(13) Easy Set (6 instant settings)
(14) Number Pads (0-9)
(15) STOP ~ Before cooking: clears all previous settings.
During cooking:pressthis pad once to pausecooking
function, press this pad twice to cancel cooking and any
other entries.
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8
Before Operating
Setting the clock
Learn more about your
microwave oven
Example: setting clock display for 9:00 AM
CAUTION
1. Touch clock pad.
 To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do
not operate the microwave oven empty.
CLOCK
2. Enter time using number pads.
3. Touch clock pad again.
 To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do
not use stoneware, aluminum foil, metal utensils, or
metal trimmed utensils in the microwave oven.
CLOCK
4. Press 1 for AM and 2 for PM
Microwave utensil guide
Use
Oven proof glass (specifically
treated for high intensity heat):
Utility dishes, loaf dishes, pie plates,
cake plates, liquid measuring cups,
casseroles and bowls without
metallic trim.
 China:
Bowls, cups, serving plates and
platters without metallic trim.
Plastic:
Plastic wrap (as a cover) - lay the
plastic wrap loosely over the dish
and press it to the sides. Vent
plastic wrap by turning back one
edge slightly to allow excess steam
to escape. The dish should be deep
enough so that the plastic wrap will
not touch the food. Use plastic
dishes, cups, semi-rigid freezer
containers and plastic bags for short
cooking times. Use these with care
because the plastic may soften from
the heat of the food.
 Paper:
Paper towels, waxed paper, paper
napkins and paper plates with no
metallic trim or design. Look for the
manufacturer’s label for any special
instructions for use in the
microwave oven.
Do not use
Metal utensils:
Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces uneven
cooking. Also, avoid metal skewers, thermometers or foil trays. Metal
utensils can cause arcing, which can damage your microwave oven.
 Metal decoration:
Bowls, cups, serving plates and platters without metallic trim.
Aluminum foil:
Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and
may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry legs
and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch from the side walls of
the oven cavity and door of the microwave.
Wood:
Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack when you
use them in the microwave oven. Baskets made of wood will react in the
same way.
Tightly covered utensils:
e sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered cookware.
Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items before cooking.
Tightly closed pouches may explode.
 Brown paper:
Avoid using brown paper bags. They absorb heat and can burn.
Flawed or chi pped cooking utensils:
Any utensil that is cracked, flawed or chipped may break in the oven.
Metal twist ties:
Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags. They become hot and
could cause a fire.
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Manual Operation
Setting the timer
Heating with high power level
1. Touch Timer pad once.
Example: to heat for 5 minutes and 30 seconds at 100%
power:
Example: setting timer for 5 minutes
1. Use the number pads to enter desired
heating time (cook time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
2. Enter desired time using number pads.
(timer may be set up to 99 minutes
and 99 seconds).
NOTE: For time sets that start with numbers 1 - 6, the
remaining numbers must be entered within 1
second from the first key press, otherwise the
Easy Set time will be used.
3. Touch START/+30sec pad.
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
2. Touch START/+30sec pad.
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
Safety Lock
You may lock the control panel to prevent the microwave
from being accidentally started or used by children.
The safety lock feature is very useful when cleaning the
control panel. The lock will prevent accidental programming
when wiping the control panel.
Example: to set the safety lock ON:
Touch and hold the Safety Lock pad for more
than 3 seconds. The lock icon will appear in the
hold for 3
display window with 1 beep.
seconds
“LOCKED” will be displayed.
Example: to change the safety lock from ON to OFF
Touch and hold the Safety Lock pad for more
than 3 seconds. The lock icon will disappear in
the display window with 1 beep.
“UNLOCK” will be displayed.
Heating with lower power levels
Using the highest power level to heat foods does not
always give the best results when some types of food need
slower cooking, such as roasts, baked goods or custards.
Your oven has ten other power levels you may choose.
Example: to heat for 4 minutes and 30 seconds at 70%
power:
1. Press Power Level pad.
2. Use the number keys to change the power
level to 7 (70 % power)
hold for 3
seconds
Using Easy Set
3. Press START/+30 sec pad.
4. Enter cook time.
5. Press START/+30sec pad.
Microwave heating or cooking may be quickly set at 100% power
level for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 minutes. Use the number keys 1, 2, 3, 4,
5 or 6 to choose the desired minutes of cook time (this option will
only work using the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 numeric pads.)
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
Example: to quickly heat for 2 minutes at 100% power:
Touch number pad for desired minute(s). The
microwave will start after 1 second delay.
10
POWER
LEVEL
Manual Operation
Heating with multiple cooking stages Adding cook time (+30sec)
For best results, some microwave recipes call for different
Pressing the START/+30sec pad once starts 30 seconds of
power levels or different lengths of time for cooking. Your
cooking at a 100% power level.
microwave may be set to change from one stage to another
Pressing the START/+30sec pad during cooking adds 30
automatically (2 stages maximum).
seconds (for each press) to the cook time.
Example: to cook food at 80%power for 3 minutes and
then 50% power for 6 minutes 30 seconds:
1. Press Power Level pad.
2. Use the number pads to enter power level
for the 1st stage.
(80% power).
Example: to add 1 minute of cook time.
POWER
LEVEL
1. Press START/+30sec pad 2 times.
NOTE: The “+30sec” function is not available when using
the “weight defrost” or any of the “convenience
operation” and “sensor operation” features.
3. Press START/+30 sec pad.
Setting Defrost by Weight
4. Use the number pads to enter heating
time for the 1st stage (cook time may be
set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).
5. Press Power Level for the 2nd stage.
Example: to defrost 0.5 lbs. of food using the automatic
defrost cycle (cook time determined automatically)
POWER
LEVEL
1. Press Defrost pad
2. Press 2.
6. Use the number pads to enter power level
for the 2nd stage. (50% power)
3. Use the number pads to enter weight of
food to defrost in pounds. You may enter
weight from 0.5 to 6.5 pounds.
7. Press START/+30 sec pad.
4. Press START/+30sec pad.
When defrosting has finished, you will hear a series of
beeps. The oven beeps during the defrosting cycle to
signal that the food needs to be turned or rearranged.
8. Use the number pads to enter heating
time for the 2nd stage (cook time may be
set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).
NOTE: The weight amount must be a valid entry for this
feature to start. A valid weight entry is 0.5 to 6.5 pounds A
decimal point is assumed before the last digit you enter.
For example, enter 5 for 0.5 pounds and enter 50 for 5.0
pounds.
9. Press START/+30 sec pad.
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
NOTE:
1. The “Convenience operation” and “Sensor operation”
can not be set as one of multiple cooking.
2. If the 1st stage is the set defrost feature, the 2nd stage
can’t be set to Defrost again. If one of the stages is
weight defrost, that will be the 1st stage when cooking
starts.
Setting Defrost by Time
Example: to defrost food with the automatic defrost
cycle for 5 minutes:
1. Press Defrost pad
2. Press 1.
3. Use the number pads to enter desired
defrost time (defrost time may be set up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds).
4. Press START/+30sec pad.
When defrost has finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
The oven beeps during the defrosting cycle to signal
that the food needs to be turned or rearranged.
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Convenience Operation
Keep Warm
Popcorn
CAUTION
The Keep Warm feature maintains food at a warm
temperature for a period of 30 minutes.
 DO NOT leave microwave oven unattended while popping corn.
The popcorn feature lets you pop 3 different commercially
packaged microwave popcorn sized bags. Use the table
below to determine the setting to use:
Amount
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
Press popcorn pad
3.5 oz. (default)
1
3.0 oz.
2
1.75 oz.
3
1. Press Keep Warm pad. 30 minutes appears in the display
field and the microwave auto-starts.
Melt / Soften
The melt/soften feature can be used to melt or soften butter,
chocolate, ice cream and cream cheese.
See the table for specific settings to use.
Melt / Soften Item
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Butter - 1/2 cup
Chocolate - 4 oz.(square)
Example: to pop a 3.0 oz. bag of popcorn automatically:
1. Press POPCORN pad 2 times (refer to table above).
Chocolate - 8 oz.(chips)
Ice Cream - 1 pint
Ice Cream - 1/2 gallon
Cream Cheese - 3 oz
Cream Cheese - 8 oz
2. Press START/+30 sec pad.
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
Beverage
The beverage feature heats 1, 2, or 3 cups of beverage.
Use the table below to determine the setting to use.
Amount
1
2 cups (240 ml)
2
3 cups (360 ml)
3
4
5
6
7
8
1. Press Melt / Soften pad.
2. Using the table above, press the appropriate number
pad.
Press beverage pad
1 cup (120 ml) default
Number Pad
1
2
3
3. Press START/+30 sec pad.
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
1. Press beverage pad (1, 2, or 3 times- refer to table to
change number of servings).
2. Press START/+30 sec pad
When finished, you will hear a series of beeps.
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Sensor Operations
Sensor Cook Operating Tips
The Sensor Cook categories are designed to detect the
increasing humidity released by the food during the
cooking process. The microwave oven sensor will
automatically adjust the cooking time to the type and
amount of food. The food categories that are controlled
with the humidity sensor are::




Baked potato
Frozen Veggies
Fresh Veggies
Frozen Entree
 Meat
 Fish/Seafood
 Bacon
For best results, do not use one of the Sensor Cook
categories twice in succession on the same food portion.
This may result in severely overcooked or burnt food. If the
food appears to be undercooked, use one of the Easy Set
pads or cook time pads to add more time.
Frozen Veggies
The frozen veggies sensor feature cooks from 6 to 16 oz. Of
frozen vegetables (starting with frozen veggies temp at 5o F).
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
2. Press 2.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
When nished, you will hear a series of beeps. If additional
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
Fresh Vegetables
The Fresh Veggie sensor feature cooks from 4 to 16 oz. Of
fresh vegetables (starting at room or refrigerated temperature).
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
Additional sensor cook suggestions are:
2. Press 3..
 Never start with less than 4 oz. of food.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
 Use proper containers and covers for best sensor
cooking results.
When nished, you will hear a series of beeps. If additional
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
 Always use microwave-safe containers and cover them
with loose
ng lids or vented plastic wrap. Never use
tight sealing plastic containers. They will prevent steam
from escaping and this will mislead the sensor, usually
causing the food to overcook.
Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the cavity
of the microwave oven are dry before placing food in the
oven. Excessive moisture turning into steam that does not
result from the food cooking can mislead the sensor.
Baked Potato
The potato feature cooks 8-32 oz. of potatoes automatically
(starting from room temperature).
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
Frozen Entree
The frozen entree sensor setting is designed for single
frozen en tress or frozen convenience foods such as frozen
dinners from 8 to 32 oz. In size (starting with Frozen Entree
temperature at 5o F).
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
2. Press 4.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
When nished, you will hear a series of beeps. If additional
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
Notes:
 ALWAYS be sure to follow the directions that are
spec c for the microwave oven that is printed on the
packaging for the food being prepared. Many times
there are special instructions to follow in order to
achieve best results.
2. Press 1.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
When nished, you will hear a series of beeps. If additional
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
 Be sure to allow for moisture to escape from the
packaging. All frozen entree instructions specify that
you poke holes in the
covering with a fork before
cooking.
Notes:
 Before cooking, pierce potato skins with fork 5-6 times.
 Place potatoes around the edge of a paper towel-lined
turntable.
 Do not cover potatoes.
covers after cooking
 Be careful when removing the
frozen convenience foods. Remove facing away from
you to avoid steam burns.
 Let potatoes stand for about 5 minutes after the microwave has nished to complete the cooking process.
 If the food is not done when the cook time is done nish cooking manually.
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Sensor Operations
Meat (frozen)
Bacon
The meat sensor setting cooks from .4 to .8 lbs. of frozen
ground meat automatically (starting with meat temperature
at 5 ° F).
The bacon sensor feature cooks from 2-6 slices of bacon
automatically (starting at room temperature).
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
2. Press 7.
2. Press 5.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
hear a series of beeps. If additional
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
Use the table below to determine settings to use:
Notes:
Amount
2 slices (default)
4 slices
6 slices
 Break meat apart in glass bowl or container.
 Cover meat with lid or vented plastic wrap.

drain.
 Once cooking has begun and the meat begins to thaw,
press STOP pad once to pause; open oven door and
mix. Press START/+30sec pad to resume cooking.
Fish / Seafood (frozen)
temperature at 5 ° F).
1. Press the Sensor Cook pad.
NOTE: Be sure to separate the slices before cooking.
Sensor Reheat
The sensor reheat feature is designed to detect the
increasing humidity released by the food during the cooking
process. The microwave oven sensor will automatically
adjust the cooking time to the type and amount of food.
The food types to avoid using with the reheat feature are:
 Uncooked or raw foods.
 Bread and other dry types of food such as crackers,
biscuits, or cakes.
 Beverages or frozen foods.
 Frozen pizza.
2. Press 6.
Notes concerning sensor reheat:
3. Press START/+30sec pad.
 For casseroles, add 2-3 tablespoons of liquid, cover
with lid or vented plastic wrap. Stir when instructed
from display.
time is needed, continue cooking manually.
 For canned foods, empty contents of can into a
casserole dish or serving bowl. Cover dish with lid or
vented plastic wrap. Let stand a few minutes before
serving.
Notes:

 Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. Be sure to leave
enough space in the venting or lid for steam to escape.
 For plates of food, arrange food on plate and add any
 About mid-way through the displayed cook time, press
STOP to pause the cooking and turn over the
cooking with the remaining cook time displayed.
Press # 7 pad
once
twice
three times
vented plastic wrap. After reheating, let stand a few
minutes.
Example: to reheat (sensor) automatically:
1. Press Sensor Reheat pad once.
2. Press START/+30sec pad. Sensor detects vapor
emitting from food to determine cooking time.
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Cooking Charts
Cooking meat in your microwave
Be sure to place prepared meats on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish. Start cooking the meat fat
side down and if necessary, use narrow strips of aluminum foil to shield any bone tips or thin meat areas. After cooking,
check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time. Please note that the
temperatures in the following charts are temperature at removal time; the temperature will rise during the standing period.
Meat
 Roast beef boneless
(up to 4 lbs.)
Roast pork boneless
or bone-in
(up to 4 lbs.)
Power level
Cook time
Directions
High (10) for
first 5 minutes,
then medium (5)
12-17 min./lb. For
160 ° F ( Medium)
High (10) for
first 5 minutes,
then medium (5)
15-20 min/lb. For 170 °
F (Well Done)
14-19 min./lb. For
170° F ( Well Done)
Place roast beef fat-side down on roasting rack.
Cover with wax paper. Turn over half way
through cooking. Let stand * 10-15 minutes.
Place roast pork fat-side down on roasting rack.
Cover with wax paper. Turn over half way
through cooking. Let stand * 10-15 minutes.
* Expect a 10° F rise in the temperature during the standing period.
Meat
Doneness
Remove from oven
After standing (10-15 min.)
Beef
Medium
Well Done
150 ° F
160 ° F
150 ° F
160 ° F
Pork
Medium
Well Done
150 ° F
160 ° F
150 ° F
160 ° F
Poultry
Dark meat
Light meat
170 ° F
160 ° F
170 ° F
160 ° F
Cooking poultry in your microwave
Be sure to place poultry on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish. Cover poultry with wax paper to
prevent splattering. Use narrow strips of aluminum foil to shield any bone tips or thin meat areas, or areas that start to
overcook. After cooking, check the temperature in several places before letting the meat stand the recommended time.
Poultry
Cook time / power level
Directions
 Whole chicken
(up to 4 lbs.)
Cook time: 7-10 min. / lb.
180 ° F dark meat
170 ° F light meat
Power level: medium high (7)
Place chicken breast-side down on roasting rack. Cover with
wax paper. Turn over half way through cooking. Cook until
juices run clear and meat near bone is no longer pink. Let
stand for 5-10 min.
Chicken pieces
(up to 4 lbs.)
Cook time: 7-10 min. / lb.
180 ° F dark meat
170 ° F light meat
Power level: medium high (7)
Place chicken bone-side down on dish, with thickest portions
toward the inside of dish. Cover with wax paper. Turn over
half way through cooking. Cook until juices run clear and meat
near bone is no longer pink. Let stand for 5-10 min.
Cooking eggs in your microwave
 Never cook eggs in the shell and never warm hardcooked eggs in the shell; they can explode.
 Cook eggs just until set; they will become tough if
overcooked.
 Always pierce whole eggs to keep them from bursting.
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Cooking Charts
Suggested power levels for cooking
The 10 power levels available with this microwave will help
you to adjust to the power output best suited for the food
type you are preparing. As with any food preparation in the
microwave, it is best to follow the microwave instructions
that are printed on food packaging.
Suggestions for getting
the best results
To help you achieve the best possible results from your
microwave oven, read the following suggestions below;
Storage temperature
Foods taken from the freezer or refrigerator take longer
to cook than the same foods would at room temperature.
The table below provides suggested power levels for various
types of food that you can be prepare in the microwave.
Power Microwave
level
output
10
High
100%
 Size
Small pieces of food cook faster than large ones. Pieces
similar in size and shape will cook more evenly when
cooked together. For more even results, reduce the
power levels when cooking large pieces of food.
Use to prepare when:








Boiling water
Cooking ground beef
Making candy
Cooking fresh fruits & vegetables
Cooking sh & poultry
Preheating browning dish
Reheating beverages
Cooking bacon slices
9
90%
 Reheating meat slices quickly
 Saute onions, celery & green
peppers
8
80%
 All reheating
 Cooking scrambled eggs
7
70%
 Cooking breads & cereal products
 Cooking cheese dishes & veal
 Cakes, mu ns, brownies &
cupcakes
6
60%
 Cooking pasta
5
50%
 Cooking meats & whole poultry
 Cooking custard
 Cooking spare ribs, rib roast &
sirloin roast
4
40%
 Cooking less tender cuts of meat
 Reheating frozen packages foods
3
30%
 Thawing meat, poultry & seafood
 Cooking small quantities of food
 Finish cooking casseroles, stew &
some sauces.
2
20%
 Softening butter & cream cheese
 Heating small amounts of food
1
10%
 Softening ice cream
 Raise yeast dough
Natural moisture
Very moist foods cook more evenly because microwave
energy heats water molecules very e ciently.
 Stirring
Stir foods such as casseroles and vegetable from the
outside to the center to distribute the heat more evenly.
This will allow the food to cook faster. Constant stirring is
not necessary.
Turn over items
Turn over foods such as pork chops, roasts or whole
cau ower halfway through the cook time. This will help
to expose all sides equally to microwave energy.
Food placement
Place delicate areas of food items, such as asparagus
tips, toward the center of the turntable tray.
Food arrangement
Arrange unevenly shaped foods, such as chicken pieces
or salmon, with the thicker or meatier parts toward the
outside of the turntable tray.
Let the food stand
After removing the food from the microwave, cover the
food with foil or a casserole lid and let it stand to nish
cooking. This will help the food nish in the center and
avoids overcooking the out edges. The length of stand
time depends on the density and surface area of the
food items.
Wrapping in paper towels or waxed paper
Sandwiches and many other food types containing prebaked bread should be wrapped prior to placing in the
microwave to help prevent the food items fro drying out
while heating.
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Cooking Charts
One Touch Cooking Suggestions
Convenience category
Amount
Suggestions
Popcorn
1.75 oz,
3.0 oz,
3.5 oz.
Cook a single “microwave-only” bag of popcorn at a time. Use caution when
removing and opening the hot popcorn bag from the oven. Let microwave
oven cool down at least 5 minutes before using again.
Beverage
1, 2, 3
Cups
120, 240,
360 ml.
Use a microwave-safe measuring cup or mug; do not cover. Place the
beverage in the microwave. After heating, stir well. Let oven cool for at least
5 minutes before using again. Beverages heated with the beverage
category may be very hot. Remove the container with care.
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Cooking Charts
Cooking vegetables in your microwave
 Vegetables should be washed just before cooking.
Rarely is extra water needed. If dense vegetables such
as potatoes, carrots and greens are being cooked, add
about ¼ cup of water.
 Small vegetables (sliced carrots, peas, lima beans, etc.)
will cook faster than larger vegetables.
 Whole vegetables, such as potatoes, acorn squash or
corn on the cob, should be arranged in a circle on the
turntable before cooking. The will cook more evenly if
turned over halfway through cooking.
 Always place vegetables like asparagus and broccoli with
the stem ends pointing towards the edge of the dish and
the tips toward the center.
 When cooking cut vegetables, always cover the dish with
a lid or vented microwavable plastic wrap.
 Whole, unpeeled vegetables such as potatoes, squash,
eggplant, etc., should have their skin pricked in several
locations before cooking to prevent them from bursting.
 For more even cooking, stir or rearrange whole
vegetables halfway through the cook time.
 Most of the time, the denser the food the longer the
required standing time. For example, a baked potato
should stand for 5 minutes before serving, while a dish of
peas may be served immediately.
Cooking seafood in your microwave
Place fish on a microwave-safe roasting rack in a microwave-safe dish. Be sure to always cook fish until it flakes easily
with a fork. Use a tight cover to steam fish; a lighter cover of wax paper or paper towel provides less steaming. And be
sure not to overcook fish; check it for doneness at a minimum cooking time before cooking longer.
Seafood
Cook time/power level
Directions
Fish steaks
Up to 1½ lbs.
Cook time: 7-11 min./lb.
Power level: med-high
(7)
Arrange fish on roasting rack with meaty portions towards the outside of rack.
Cover with wax paper. Turn over and rearrange halfway through cook time.
Cook until fish flakes easily with fork. Let stand 3-5 mins.
Fish fillets
Up to 1½ lbs.
Cook time: 4-8 min./lb.
Power level: med-high
(7)
Arrange fillets in a baking dish, turning any thin pieces under. Cover with wax
paper. If over ½ inch thick, turn over and rearrange halfway through cook
time. Cook until fish flakes easily with fork. Let stand 2-3 mins.
Shrimp
Up to 1½ lbs.
Cook time: 4-6½ min./lb.
Power level: med-high
(7)
Arrange shrimp in a baking dish without overlapping or layering. Cover with
wax paper. Cook until firm and opaque, stirring 2 or 3 times. Let stand 5
mins.
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Cooking Charts
Defrosting tips
 When using the defrost weight feature, the weight
entered should always be 0.5 to 6.5 pounds.
 Use both defrost weight and defrost time features for
raw food items only. Defrosting gives best results when
food to be thawed is a minimum of 0°F (taken directly
from a true freezer). If the food has been stored in a
refrigerator-freezer that does not maintain a temperature
of 5° F or below, always program a lower food weight or
lower cook time to prevent cooking the food.
 If the frozen food is stored outside the freezer for up to
20 minutes, enter a reduced cook time or weight.
 The shape of the package will alter the defrosting time.
Shallow rectangular food packets defrost more quickly
than a deep frozen block of food.
 Separate pieces as they begin to defrost. Separated
frozen pieces of food defrost better.
 Shield warm areas of food with small pieces of foil if they
start to become warm.
 You may use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield food
items like chicken wings, leg tips and sh tails, but do not
allow the foil to touch the oven cavity walls when
defrosting.
Defrosting suggestions for meats
For best results, please read these suggestions when defrosting meats.
Meat
Normal amount
Suggestions
Roast beef or pork
2.5 to 6 lbs.
(40 to 96 oz.)
Start with the food placed fat side down. After each stage, turn the food
over and shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil.
Let stand, covered for 15-30 minutes.
Steaks, chops or fish
0.5 to 3 lbs.
(8 to 48 oz.)
After each stage, rearrange the food. If there are any warm or thawed
portions of food, shield them with narrow at pieces of aluminum foil.
Remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted. Let stand,
covered for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Ground meat
0.5 to 3 lbs.
(8 to 48 oz.)
After each stage, remove any pieces of food that are nearly defrosted.
Let stand, covered with foil for 5 to 10 minutes.
Whole chicken
(40 to 96 oz.)
2.5 to 6 lbs.
Remove giblets before freezing poultry. Start defrosting with the breast
side down. After the 1st stage, turn the chicken over and shield any
warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil. After the 2nd stage,
again shield any warm portions with narrow strips of aluminum foil. Let
stand, covered, for 30 to 60 minutes in the refrigerator.
Chicken pieces
0.5 to 3 lbs.
(8 to 48 oz.)
After each stage, rearrange or remove any pieces of food that are
nearly defrosted. Let stand for 10-20 minutes.
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Care & Cleaning
Cleaning suggestions
For best performance and for safety reasons, keep the
oven clean inside and outside. Take special care to keep
the inner door panel and oven from frame free of food and
grease build-up.
Never use rough scouring powder or pads on the
microwave. Wipe the microwave oven inside and out with a
soft cloth and warm (not hot) mild detergent solution. Then
rinse and wipe completely dry.
Wipe spatters immediately with a wet paper towel,
especially after cooking greasy foods like chicken or bacon.
Clean your microwave oven weekly or more often, if
needed.
Follow these instructions to clean and care for your
microwave oven:

Keep the inside (cavity) of the oven clean. Food particles
and spilled liquids can stick to the oven walls, causing
the oven to work less efficiently.

Wipe up spills immediately. Use a damp, clean cloth and
mild soap. DO NOT use harsh detergents or abrasive
cleaners.

To help loosen baked-on food particles or liquids, heat 2
cups of water (add the juice of 1 lemon if you desire to
keep the oven fresh smelling) in a 4 cup measuring glass
at High power for 5 minutes or until boiling. Let stand in
oven cavity for 1 or 2 minutes.

Remove the glass turntable tray from the oven when
cleaning the oven cavity or tray. To prevent the glass
turntable from breaking, handle with care and do not put
it in water immediately after cooking. Wash the turntable
tray in warm sudsy water or in the dishwasher.

Clean the outside surface of the microwave with soap
and a clean damp cloth. Dry with a clean soft cloth. To
prevent damage to the operating parts of the oven, do
not let water seep into any vents or openings.
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
Wash the oven door window with very mild soap
and water. Be sure to use a soft clean cloth to avoid
scratching.

If steam accumulates inside or outside the oven
door, wipe with a soft cloth. Steam can accumulate
when operating the oven in high humidity and in no
way indicates microwave leakage.

Never operate the oven without food in the oven
cavity; this can damage the magnetron tube or
glass tray. You may wish to leave a cup of water
standing inside the oven when it is not in use to
prevent damage if the oven is accidentally turned on.
Before You Call
Solutions to Common Problems
Troubleshooting guide
The power goes off before the cook time has elapsed • If there has been a power interruption, remove the plug
from the outlet; wait 10 seconds, then plug the microwave
in again. If there was a power outage, the time indicator in
the display will show :0 .
If you have a problem you cannot solve, please do not
hesitate
to call our service line:
• Reset the clock and any cooking instructions
Questions or for Service Call:
• Reset the household circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuses.
1-800-374-4432
• Press the STOP pad twice and attempt to re-enter cooking
instructions.
Before you call a repair person for your microwave, check
the list below for possible easy solutions to some common
problems.
• Plug a d erent appliance into the power outlet. If the other
appliance will not operate, have a qua ed electrician repair
the outlet.
• Plug the microwave into a d erent power outlet.
Neither the microwave’s display or oven operates • Properly insert the plug into a grounded power outlet.
Food is cooking too slowly -
• If the outlet is controlled by a wall switch, make sure the
wall switch is turned on.
• Make sure the oven is on a separate 20 amp circuit line.
Operating another appliance on the same circuit can
cause a voltage drop. If necessary, move the microwave
to its own circuit.
• Remove the plug from the outlet, wait 10 seconds, then
plug the microwave in again.
• Reset the household circuit breaker or replace any blown
fuses.
You see sparks or arcing -
• Plug a d erent appliance into the power outlet. If the other
appliance will not operate, have a qua ed electrician repair
the outlet.
• Remove any metallic utensils, cookware or metal ties from
the oven cavity. If using aluminum foil, use only narrow
strips and allow at least one inch between the foil and the
interior oven walls.
• Plug the microwave into a d erent power outlet.
The oven display works, but the oven will not operate -
The turntable makes noises or sticks -
• Make sure the oven door is closed securely and completely.
• Clean the turntable, roller ring and oven cavity bottom.
• Check to see if packing material or other materials are
suck to the door seal.
• Make sure the turntable and roller ring are positioned
correctly.
• Check for damage to the oven door.
• Press the STOP pad twice and attempt to re-enter cooking
instructions.
Using your microwave causes TV or radio interference • This is similar to the interference caused by other small
appliances, such as hair dryers. Move your microwave
further away from other appliances, like your TV or radio.
• Plug a d erent appliance into the power outlet. If the other
appliance will not operate, have a qua ed electrician repair
the outlet.
• Plug the microwave into a d erent power outlet.
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Compact Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase,
Electrolux will pay costs, except as set forth below, associated with replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and maintained in accordance with
the provided instructions.
Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use
or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air lters, water lters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic
parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense
for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the nish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to oors, cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine
Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate power supply, accidents, res, or acts of God.
14. Labor costs after ninety (90) days from your original date of purchase incurred for product repair or replacement as provided herein
for carry-in appliances.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD
ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF
THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY
GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be
required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be
obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North
America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specications as described
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.374.4432
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.,
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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