KitchenAid YKMHS120EW0 MICROWAVE/HOOD COMBO Owner's Manual

KitchenAid YKMHS120EW0 MICROWAVE/HOOD COMBO Owner's Manual | Manualzz
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We hold our company to the highest quality standards and it is important to us that you have a positive experience owning a
KitchenAid® product.
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For future reference, please make a note of your model and serial number located on the front facing of the microwave oven
opening, behind the door.
Model Number Serial Number
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frontal de la abertura del horno de microondas, detrás de la puerta.
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
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:
A You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
DANG ЕВ follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
A WAR N | N (e 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.
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, E Install or locate the microwave oven only in
injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy: accordance with the provided installation Instructions.
E Read all instructions before using the microwave oven. E Some products such as whole eggs in the shell and
m Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID sealed containers - for example, closed glass jars -
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE are able to explode and should not be heated in the
ENERGY” found in this section. microwave oven.
E The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS”
found in this section and in the provided Installation Instructions.
m 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.
E As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when
used by children.
E 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.
E The microwave oven should be serviced only by qualified
service personnel. Call an authorized service company for
examination, repair, or adjustment.
m Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
mu 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
m Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
E Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
E Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
E See door surface cleaning instructions in the “Microwave
Oven Care” section.
Em 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.
E 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
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
— Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
B Do not mount over a sink.
E Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave
oven when the microwave oven is in operation.
B Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should not
be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
E When flambéing foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
B Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking
EB Intended to be used above ranges with maximum width of
36" (91.44 cm).
B Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter. Corrosive
cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, may
damage the filter.
(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open
since open-door operation can result in harmful exposure
to microwave energy. lt 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.
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.
Electrical Requirements
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.
m A120 volt, 60 Hz, AC only, 15- or 20-amp electrical supply with a
fuse or circuit breaker.
m A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
m A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
BE 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.
1. 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.
This device complies with Part 18 of the FCC Rules.
The Clock is a 12-hour (12:00-11:59) or 24-hour (0:00-23:59) clock.
Touch OPTIONS/CLOCK to reach Clock submenu, and follow the
prompts to set the Clock. Clock format (12 hours with AM and PM,
12 hours without AM and PM or 24 hours) may also be set in the Clock
With the microwave oven in standby mode, touch the Timer control,
enter time, then touch the Timer control or the Start control. Cook
functions may be entered while the Timer is counting down. To cancel
timer, touch Timer control while the Timer countdown is active in the
Control Lock
Activate to avoid unintended start. Touch and hold the Cancel control
for about 3 seconds until 2 tones sound and padlock icon appears in
the display. Repeat to unlock control.
Ten options/settings may be adjusted: 1-Clock & Energy Save;
2-Scrolling Speed; 3-Sound; 4-Language; 5-Auto Vent Fan; 6-Filter
Reset; 7-Fan Timer; 8-Light Timer; 9-Demo Mode; 10-Factory Reset.
Vent Fan
Various speeds, ranging from high to low, and off. Comes on
automatically as cooling fan during any cook function.
Vent Timer: Set vent fan to run for exactly 30 minutes, or to run for
only 30 minutes more (off after 30 minutes). The vent fan may be
turned off at any time using the Vent Fan control. Touch OPTIONS/
CLOCK to reach the Fan Timer submenu, and select the setting.
Auto Vent Fan (on some models): To keep the microwave oven from
overheating, the auto vent fan will automatically turn on at high speed
if the temperature from the range or cooktop below the microwave
oven gets too hot. When this occurs, the vent fan cannot be turned off.
“AUTO FAN ON for heat circulation” appears in the display.
Dynamic Fan Sensing (on some models): To keep the microwave
oven from overheating, the auto vent fan will automatically turn on at
various speeds, depending on the temperature from the range or
cooktop below the microwave oven. When this occurs, the vent fan
cannot be turned off. “AUTO FAN Sensor Technology for heat
circulation” appears in the display. As the temperature cools, the fan
Will automatically decrease lts speed, then turn off.
Light Timer
Set the cooktop light to turn on and off at certain times. Touch
OPTIONS/CLOCK to reach the Light Timer submenu, and follow the
prompts to set the light on time and light off time in hours and minutes,
or to cancel Light Timer.
NOTE: Light Timer uses 12-hour clock only.
Filter Reset
Reset the filter status after replacing and/or cleaning the filters. Touch
OPTIONS/CLOCK to reach the Filter Reset submenu, and activate
Sound (Tones)
Programming tones and signals. Programming tones may be turned
off, or all tones (including end-of-function signals) may be turned off.
Touch OPTIONS/CLOCK to reach the Sound submenu, then follow the
prompts to turn off or on the programming tones or all tones.
Scroll Speed
Scroll speed of the text may be adjusted. Touch the OPTIONS/CLOCK
to reach the Scroll Speed submenu, and follow the prompts to set
Demo Mode
Activate to practice using the control without actually turning on the
magnetron. Touch OPTIONS/CLOCK to reach the Demo Mode
submenu, the follow the prompts to activate. The DEMO icon will light
up in the display. Repeat to deactivate.
Energy Save
To conserve energy, the Clock will automatically turn off when the
microwave oven goes into standby mode. Touch OPTIONS/CLOCK to
reach the Clock and Energy Save submenu, and follow the prompts to
turn on Clock.
Nonstick Cavity Coating (on some models)
The durable, nonstick coating resists soil buildup by making cleaning
easier. See “Microwave Oven Care” section.
Cooking Rack
Use the rectangular cooking rack only for 2-level cooking. To avoid
damage to the microwave oven, always remove rack after 2-level
cooking. To avoid damage to the microwave oven due to soil buildup,
clean rack supports often.
Cookware and Dinnerware
Turntable may be turned off for manual cooking only. This is helpful
when cooking with plates that are bigger than the turntable, or when
cooking with plates that are side by side. Turntable cannot be turned
off during preset or sensor (on some models) functions.
Browning dish (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Ceramic glass, glass
China, earthenware (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Melamine (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
Paper towels, paper plates, napkins (Use non-recycled paper.)
Plastic wraps, bags, covers, dinnerware, containers (Follow
manufacturer recommendations.)
m Pottery and clay (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
m Silicone bakeware (Follow manufacturer recommendations.)
m Wax paper
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware
Straw or wicker
Gold, silver or pewter
Non-approved meat thermometers, skewers
Twist ties
Foil liners, such as sandwich wrappers
Objects with gold or silver trim or with metallic glaze
To Test Cookware/Dinnerware: Place dish in microwave oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. Program 1 minute of cook time at 100%.
If dish becomes hot and the water stays cool, do not use the dish in the microwave oven.
Microwave Oven Use
For list of preset programs, see the Quick Reference Guide provided with your model.
Manual Cooking/Stage Cooking
Touch COOK TIME, touch number pads to enter time, touch
COOK POWER (if not 100%), touch number pads to enter power level
(10-90), then touch the Start control.
If programming additional stages (up to three), touch OPTIONS/
CLOCK to enter programming for the next stage, then enter the cook
time and cook power of each, then touch the Start control.
Sensor Cooking
A sensor in the microwave oven detects moisture released from food
as it heats, and adjusts the cooking time accordingly.
Make sure microwave oven has been plugged in for at least 1 minute.
Use microwave-safe dish with loose-fitting lid, or cover microwave-
safe dish with plastic wrap and vent. For optimal performance, wait at
least 30 minutes after convection cooking or grilling (on some models)
before sensor cooking.
Adjust doneness for automatic cooking functions by touching COOK
TIME repeatedly to scroll through “NORMAL,” “MORE DONE” or
“LESS DONE” within the first 20 seconds of starting the cook cycle.
Doneness cannot be adjusted for Defrost functions.
Add More Time
At the end of any cycle, “PRESS 0 TO ADD MORE TIME” scrolls in the
display. Enter the additional time, if desired, and start the microwave
oven. The cook power for all non-sensor cycles will be the same as in
the finished cycle, but may be changed. If Add More Time is used after
a sensor cycle, the cook power will be 100%, but may be changed.
Warm Hold
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour before
or after cooking.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or sickness.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. The Warm
Hold function uses 10% cook power. Warm Hold can be used by itself
or can be programmed to follow a cooking cycle. Opening the door
during Warm Hold will cancel the function.
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the
microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning
To avoid damage to the microwave oven caused by arcing due to soil
buildup, keep cavity, microwave inlet cover, cooking rack supports,
and area where the door touches the frame clean.
Clean with mild soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge, or as indicated
Nonstick cavity coating (on some models): To avoid damage to
the microwave oven cavity, do not use metal or sharp utensils or
scrapers, or any type of abrasive cleanser or scrubbers.
Grease filter: mild soap and water or dishwasher.
Door and exterior: mild soap and water, or glass cleaner applied
to paper towel.
Control panel: sponge or soft cloth and water.
Stainless steel (on some models): mild soap and water, then rinse
with clean water and dry with soft cloth, or use stainless steel
Turntable: mild soap and water or dishwasher.
Rack(s): mild soap, water and washcloth. Dishwasher cleaning is
not recommended.
Installing/Replacing Filters and Light Bulbs
NOTE: A filter status indicator (on some models) appears in the display
when it is time to replace the charcoal filter, and clean or replace the
grease filters. See “Settings” section to reset filter status.
Grease filters: Grease filters are on the underside of microwave
oven. Clean monthly, or as prompted by filter status indicator.
Slide the filter away from the tab area, and drop out the filter. To
reinstall, place end of the filter into the opening opposite the tab
area, swing up the other end, and slide it toward the tab area.
Charcoal filter: The charcoal filter is behind the vent grille at the
top front of the microwave oven. The charcoal filter cannot be
cleaned, and should be replaced about every 6 months, or as
prompted by filter status indicator. Remove two screws on the
vent grille, tilt the grille forward, lift it out, and remove filter. To
reinstall, place the filter into its slotted area — wire mesh side up,
replace vent grille, and secure with screws.
Cooktop light: The cooktop light is located on the underside of the
microwave oven, and is replaceable. Remove bulb cover screw,
and open the bulb cover. Replace bulb, close bulb cover, and
secure with screw.
Cavity light: The cavity light bulb is located behind the vent grille
at the top front of the microwave oven, under the bulb cover, and
is replaceable. Remove two screws on the vent grille, tilt the grille
forward, and lift it out. Open bulb cover and replace bulb. Close
bulb cover, replace vent grille, and secure with screws.
Following is a list of available parts and supplies which may be purchased separately. Please refer to the cover for contact and model
identification information.
Replacement Parts
Turntable support and rollers
Turntable hub
Cooking rack
Rack clip
Rack support
Grease filter
Charcoal filter
Cooktop light bulb
Cavity light bulb
Cleaning Supplies
Heavy Duty Degreaser
affresh® Kitchen Appliance Cleaner
affresh® Stainless Steel Cleaner
affresh® Stainless Steel Wipes
First try the solutions suggested here. If you need further assistance or more recommendations that may help you to avoid a service call, refer to
the warranty page in this manual and scan the code with your mobile device, or visit In Canada, visit
Contact us by mail with any questions or concerns at the address below:
In the U.S.A.: In Canada:
KitchenAid Brand Home Appliances Whirlpool Canada LP
Customer eXperience Center Customer eXperience Centre
553 Benson Road 200 — 6750 Century Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692 Mississauga ON L5N OB7
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Microwave oven will Check the following:
not operate m Household fuse or circuit breaker - If a household fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped, replace the
fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
m Magnetron - Try to heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at 100% cooking power. If water does not
heat, try the steps in the bullets below. If microwave oven still does not operate, call for service.
m Door - Firmly close door. On some models, if a packaging spacer is attached to inside of the door, remove it,
then firmly close door.
If a message about the door appears in the display, the door has been closed for 5 minutes or more without the
microwave oven being started. This occurs to avoid unintended starting of the microwave oven. Open and close
the door, and then start the cycle.
m Control - Make sure control is set properly. Make sure Control Lock is off. Make sure Demo Mode (on some
models) is off.
Turntable alternates
rotation directions This is normal and depends on motor rotation at the beginning of the cycle.
Fan running during m This is normal. The microwave oven’s cooling fan, which is separate from the vent fan, automatically comes on
cooktop usage during microwave oven operation to cool the microwave oven. It may also automatically come on and cycle on
and off to cool the microwave oven’s controls while the cooktop below is being used.
KITC H E МА! D B U | LT- | № es have the following information available when you call the
ustomer eXperience Center:
OVE N & M IC ROWAVE mu Name, address and telephone number
LI M ITED WAR RANTY mu Model number and serial number
A clear, detailed description of the problem
Proof of purchase including dealer or retailer name and address
1. Before contacting us to arrange service, please determine whether your product requires repair. Some
questions can be addressed without service. Please take a few minutes to review the Troubleshooting or
Problem Solver section of the Use and Care Guide, scan the QR code on the right to access additional
resources, or visit
2. All warranty service is provided exclusively by our authorized KitchenAid Service Providers. In the U.S. and
Canada, direct all requests for warranty service to: |
KitchenAid Customer eXperience Center
In the U.S.A., call 1-800-422-1230. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
If outside the 50 United States or Canada, contact your authorized KitchenAid dealer to determine whether another warranty applies.
FIRST YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (PARTS 8: LABOR) 1. Commercial, non-residential or multiple-family use, or use
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is installed, inconsistent with published user, operator or installation
operated and maintained according to instructions attached or furnished with instructions.
the product, KitchenAid brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada 2. In-home Instruction on how to use your product.
LP (hereafter “KitchenAid” will pay for factory specified replacement parts 3. Service to correct improper product maintenance or installation,
and repair labor to correct defects in materials and workmanship that existed installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes
when this major appliance was purchased, or at its sole discretion replace the or correction of household electrical or plumbing (i.e. house
product. In the event of product replacement, your product will be warranted wiring, fuses or water inlet hoses).
for the remaining term of the original unit's warranty period. 4. Consumable parts (i.e. light bulbs, batteries, air or water filters,
(CERTAIN COMPONENTS PARTS ONLY - LABOR NOT INCLUDED) 5. Conversion of your product from natural gas or L.F. gas.
In the second through fifth years from the date of original purchase, when this — ©- Damage from accident, foo abuse, fire. floods. acts of God
major appliance is installed, operated and maintained according to Or USE With products not approved by RItGhenAild.
instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for 7- Repairs to parts or systems to correct product damage or
factory specified parts for the following components to correct non-cosmetic defects caused by unauthorized service, alteration or
defects in materials or workmanship in these parts that prevent function of modification of the appliance.
this major appliance and that existed when this major appliance was 8. Cosmetic damage including scratches, dents, chips, and other
purchased. This is a limited 5-year warranty on the below named parts only damage to appliance finishes unless such damage results from
and does not include repair labor. defects in materials and workmanship and is reported to
B Electric element KitchenAid within 30 days. | | |
B Solid state touch control svstem parts 9. Discoloration, rust or oxidation of surfaces resulting from caustic
y Р or corrosive environments including but not limited to high salt
SECOND THROUGH TENTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY concentrations, high moisture or humidity or exposure to
In the second through tenth years from the date of original purchase, when 10. Food loss due to product failure. 2
this major appliance is installed, operated and maintained according to 11. Pick-up or delivery. This product is intended for in-home repair.
instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for 12. Travel or transportation expenses for service in remote locations
factory specified parts for the stainless steel oven cavity/inner door if the part where an authorized KitchenAid servicer is not available.
rusts through due to defects in materials or workmanship. 13. Removal or reinstallation of inaccessible appliances or built-in
fixtures (i.e. trim, decorative panels, flooring, cabinetry, islands,
SHALL BE BRODUGT ВЕРА AS PROVIDED ERE MITED WARRANTY countertops, drywall, ste.) that interfere with servicing, removal
provided by a KitchenAid designated service company. This limited warranty 14 Se rep acement 9 the Г uct. th original model/serial
is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major - ber or parts м hey or + Si der mode qe
appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. This limited numbers removed, ajtered or not easily determined.
warranty is effective from the date of original consumer purchase. Proof of The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded
original purchase date is required to obtain service under this limited warranty. circumstances shall be borne by the customer.
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.
KitchenAid makes no representations about the quality, durability, or need for service or repair of this major appliance other than the representations
contained in this warranty. If you want a longer or more comprehensive warranty than the limited warranty that comes with this major appliance, you
should ask KitchenAid or your retailer about buying an extended warranty.
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 and exclusions 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.
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