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Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents .......................................2
Model MH6150XM
8184817/3828W5A2777/8184966
TABLE OF CONTENTS
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY........................................................3
Electrical Requirements ...............................................................5
PARTS AND FEATURES................................................................5
Turntable ......................................................................................5
Designed Cooking Rack ..............................................................6
MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL....................................................6
Display..........................................................................................6
Number Codes.............................................................................7
Start/Enter ....................................................................................7
Off/Cancel ....................................................................................7
Clock ............................................................................................7
Tones............................................................................................7
Timer.............................................................................................7
Child Lock ....................................................................................7
Vent Fan .......................................................................................7
Cooktop Light...............................................................................7
Options .........................................................................................7
MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............................................................8
Food Characteristics....................................................................8
Cooking Guidelines ......................................................................8
Cookware and Dinnerware ..........................................................8
Aluminum Foil and Metal .............................................................9
Cooking Power.............................................................................9
Cooking ......................................................................................10
EZ-Choice® Cooking ..................................................................10
Preset Cooking...........................................................................10
Add Minute .................................................................................10
Cooking in Stages......................................................................11
EZ-Choice® Reheating ...............................................................11
EZ-Choice® Defrosting ...............................................................11
Warm Hold .................................................................................12
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE..........................................................12
General Cleaning........................................................................12
Replacing Filters.........................................................................13
Replacing Cooktop Light ...........................................................13
Replacing Microwave Oven Light..............................................13
TROUBLESHOOTING ..................................................................14
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE.........................................................15
WARRANTY ..................................................................................16
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MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you
what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electric
shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
■ Read all instructions before using the microwave
oven.
■ Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO
AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY” found in this section.
■ The microwave oven must be grounded. Connect
only to properly grounded outlet. See “GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS” found in this section and in the provided Installation Instructions.
■ 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 –
may explode and should not be heated in the
microwave oven.
■ Use the microwave oven only for its intended use as
described in this manual. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in the microwave oven. This type
of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry
food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.
■ As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
■
Do not operate the microwave oven if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or
if it has been damaged or dropped.
■
The microwave oven should be serviced only by
qualified service personnel. Call an authorized
service company for examination, repair, or
adjustment.
See door surface cleaning instructions in the
“Microwave Oven Care” section.
To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
– Do not overcook food. Carefully attend the
microwave oven if 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 should 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.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
■
Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking
equipment.
■
Intended to be used above ranges with maximum
width of 36 inches.
■
Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should
not be allowed to accumulate on hood or filter.
■
Oversized foods or oversized metal utensils should not
be inserted in the microwave oven as they may create
a fire or risk of electric shock.
Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can
burn off the pad and touch electrical parts involving a
risk of electric shock.
Do not use paper products when appliance is operated in the “PAN BROWN” mode (on models with this
feature).
Do not store any materials, other than manufacturer’s
recommended accessories, in this oven when not in
use.
Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave
oven when the microwave oven is in operation.
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When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.
■
Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter.
Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven
cleaners, may damage the filter.
■
Do not cover or block any openings on the microwave oven.
Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not
use the microwave oven near water - for example,
near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, and the like.
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■
Do not immerse cord or plug in water.
■
Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
■
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
■
Do not mount over a sink.
Do not cover racks or any other part of the oven with
metal foil. This will cause overheating of the oven.
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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.
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(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.
Electrical Requirements
PARTS AND FEATURES
WARNING
1
2
3
4
5
POPCORN
BAKED
POTATO
PIZZA
FROZEN
ENTREE
BEVERAGE
REHEAT
DEFROST
COOK
COOK
TIME
COOK
POWER
ADD
MINUTE
WARM
HOLD
EZ CHOICE
1
2
6
7
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
START
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
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1. Metal Shielded Window
2. Model and Serial Number Plate
3. Charcoal Filter (behind vent grille)
4. Cooking Guide Label
5. Vent Grille
Observe all governing codes and ordinances. A 120 Volt, 60 Hz,
AC only, 15- or 20-amp fused electrical supply is required. (A
time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.) It is
recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance
be provided.
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.
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For a permanently connected appliance:
This appliance must be connected to a grounded,
metallic, permanent wiring system, or an equipment
grounding conductor should be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the equipment
grounding terminal or lead on the appliance.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CANCEL
VENT FAN
9
HIGH/LOW/OFF
10
6. Cooking Rack
7. Turntable
8. Cooktop Light
9. Grease Filters
10. Control Panel
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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.
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OFF
ENTER
Turntable
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
■
7
5
0
TIMER
OFF
LIGHT
ON/NIGHT/OFF
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
3 4
8 9
TIMER
SET
CLOCK
2
3
4
1. Turntable
2. Hub
3. Support
4. Shaft
The turntable rotates in both directions to help cook food more
evenly. Do not operate the microwave oven without the turntable
in place. See “Assistance or Service” to reorder any of the parts.
To Install:
1. Place the support on the oven cavity bottom.
2. Place the turntable on the support.
Fit the raised, curved lines 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.
The turntable can be turned off (except during an auto function).
This is helpful when cooking with plates that are larger than the
turntable or when cooking with two 10 in. (25 cm) plates that are
side-by-side.
To turn off: Touch TURNTABLE ON/OFF. “OFF” will appear in the
display. For optimal results, halfway through cooking time, turn
plates for more even cooking.
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Designed Cooking Rack
The cooking rack is ideal for two-level cooking. It provides extra
cavity space for cooking 2 or more containers at the same time.
The rack may be turned upside-down in order to fit taller
containers on the bottom of the oven.
Insert the rack securely into the rack supports on the side walls of
the oven. See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder rack.
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MICROWAVE OVEN
CONTROL
2
1. Right side up
2. Upside down
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Rack will become hot. Always use oven mitts or pot holders
when handling.
■
Do not allow the rack to touch the inside cavity walls, ceiling
or floor.
■
Do not use metal cookware, utensils, or a browning dish with
the rack.
■
Do not let food container on rack touch the top or sides of the
oven.
■
Do not place popcorn bags on rack.
■
The rack is designed specifically for this oven. Do not use it in
any other oven.
■
Do not cook food directly on the rack. Always use a
microwave-safe container.
■
Use the rack only when cooking on two levels. Do not store it
in the oven. Damage to the oven could result if someone
accidentally turns on the oven.
Display
When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, “PLEASE
SET TIME OF DAY” scrolls 3 times, and then a “:” will appear on
the display.
Any other time the above text scrolls, followed by a “:” on the
display, a power failure has occurred. Touch OFF/CANCEL and
reset the Clock if needed.
When the microwave oven is in use, the display shows cooking
time.
When the microwave oven is not in use, the display shows the
time of day or Timer countdown.
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Number Codes
The microwave oven is preset with shortcut number codes. A
number code includes one or more of the following: cooking
power, cook time and food quantity or weight. See the code
charts in the “Cooking” and “Reheating” sections for additional
information.
Start/Enter
The START/ENTER pad begins any function. If not touched after
touching a pad, “TOUCH START” will appear in the display.
If cooking is interrupted, touching START/ENTER will resume the
preset cycle.
Off/Cancel
The OFF/CANCEL pad clears any incorrect command and
cancels any program during cooking. It will not erase the time
of day.
The microwave oven will also turn off when the door is opened.
Close the door and touch START/ENTER to resume the cycle.
Clock
Timer
The Timer can be set in minutes and seconds, up to 99 minutes
99 seconds, and counts down the set time. The Timer does not
start or stop the microwave oven.
When the Timer is in use, the microwave oven can still operate.
To see the time countdown for 5 seconds when the microwave
oven is in use, touch TIMER SET.
To Set:
1. Touch TIMER SET.
2. Touch the number pads to set the length of time.
3. Touch START/ENTER.
When the set time ends, “End” will appear on the display and
7 tones will sound.
4. Touch TIMER OFF anytime to cancel the Timer.
Remember, touching OFF/CANCEL will turn the microwave
oven off.
The time can be reset during the countdown by repeating the
above steps.
Child Lock
Before setting, make sure the microwave oven and Timer are off.
1. Touch CLOCK.
2. Touch the number pads to set the time of day.
3. Touch CLOCK or START/ENTER.
The Child Lock shuts down the control panel pads to prevent
unintended use of the microwave oven.
The Child Lock is preset unlocked, but can be locked.
To Lock/Unlock Control: Before locking, make sure the
microwave oven and Timer are off. Touch and hold START/
ENTER for 4 seconds until 2 tones sound and “LOCKED”
appears on the display. Repeat to unlock and remove “LOCKED”
from display.
Tones
Vent Fan
This is a 12-hour clock and does not show a.m. or p.m.
To Set:
Tones are audible signals, indicating the following:
One tone
■
Valid pad touch (short tone)
Two tones
■
End of stage in multi-stage cooking
■
Child Lock active (short tones)
Three tones
■
Every Minute after end-of cycle tones, as reminder
Four tones
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End-of-cycle
Five Tones
■
During DEFROST cycle, reminder to check, turn, rearrange,
or separate food
Seven Tones
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End of Timer countdown
The vent fan has 2 speeds: HIGH and LOW.
To protect the microwave oven, if the temperature from the range
or cooktop below the microwave oven gets too hot, the vent fan
will automatically turn on. It may stay on for up to 1 hour to cool
the microwave oven. When this occurs, the VENT FAN HIGH/
LOW/OFF pad will not function.
To Turn Vent Fan On/Off: Touch VENT FAN HIGH/LOW/OFF pad
once for HIGH, twice for LOW or 3 times for OFF.
Cooktop Light
The cooktop light has 3 options: on, night and off.
To Turn On/Night/Off: Repeatedly touch LIGHT ON/NIGHT/OFF
to cycle through options.
Options
Preset values for tones, clock, display scrolling speed and
defrost weight may be changed by using the Options function.
To Use: Touch OPTIONS. Then touch the number pad of the
function to be changed: 1 for Sound On/Off, 2 for Clock On/Off, 3
for Display Scroll Speed or 4 for Lbs/Kg Choice.
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Cooking Guidelines
MICROWAVE OVEN USE
Covering
A magnetron in the 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.
■ Never lean on or allow children to swing on the oven door.
■
Do not operate microwave oven when it is empty.
■
Heated liquids can splash out during and after heating. Use
of a wooden stir stick placed in the cup or bowl during
heating may help to avoid this.
■
The turntable must be in place and correct side up when
oven is in use. Do not use if turntable is chipped or broken.
See “Assistance or Service” section to reorder.
■
Baby bottles and baby food jars should not be heated in the
oven.
■
Clothes, flowers, fruit, herbs, wood, gourds, paper, including
brown paper bags and newspaper should not be dried in the
oven.
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Do not use the microwave oven for canning, sterilizing or
deep frying. The oven cannot maintain appropriate
temperatures.
Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and
reduce spattering. Use the lid supplied with cookware. If lid is not
available, wax paper, paper towels or plastic wrap approved for
microwaves may be used. Plastic wrap should be turned back at
one corner to provide an opening to vent steam.
Stirring and Turning
Stirring and turning redistributes heat evenly to avoid
overcooking the outer edges of food. Stir from outside to center.
If possible, turn food over from bottom to top.
Arranging
If heating irregularly shaped or different sized foods, the thinner
parts and smaller sizes should be arranged 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
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Paraffin wax will not melt in the oven because it does not
absorb microwaves.
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.
■
Use oven mitts or pot holders when removing containers from
oven.
Standing Time
■
Do not overcook potatoes. At the end of the recommended
cook time, potatoes should be slightly firm. Let potatoes
stand for five minutes. They will finish cooking while standing.
■
Do not cook or reheat whole eggs or eggs inside the shell.
Steam buildup in whole eggs may cause them to burst. Cover
poached eggs and allow a standing time.
Food Characteristics
When microwave cooking, the amount, size and shape, starting
temperature, composition and density of the food affect cooking
results.
Amount of Food
The more food heated at once the longer the cook time. 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
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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Food will continue to cook by the natural conduction of heat even
after the microwave 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 in. (5 mm)
above the turntable. Follow
manufacturer’s recommendations.
MATERIAL
RECOMMENDATIONS
Ceramic Glass,
Glass
Acceptable for use.
China,
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Melamine
Follow manufacturer’s recommendations.
Paper Towels,
Dinnerware,
Napkins
Use non-recycled 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.
Styrofoam®
Do not use in oven.
Straw, Wicker,
Wooden
Containers
Do not use in oven.
Wax Paper
Acceptable for use.
To Test Cookware or Dinnerware for Microwave Use:
1. Put cookware or dinnerware in 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 oven. If not
used properly, arcing (a blue flash of light) can occur and cause
damage to the oven.
Cooking Power
Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking
power to use by percent, name or number. For example,
70%=7=Medium-High.
Use the following chart as a general guide for the suggested
cooking power of specific foods.
PERCENT/
NAME
NUMBER
USE
100%, High
(default
setting)
10
Quick heating convenience
foods and foods with high
water content, such as soups,
beverages and most
vegetables.
90%
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Cooking small tender pieces of
meat, ground meat, poultry
pieces and fish fillets.
Heating cream soups.
80%
8
Heating rice, pasta or
casseroles.
Cooking and heating foods
that need a cook power lower
than high. For example, whole
fish and meat loaf.
70%,
Medium-High
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Reheating a single serving of
food.
60%
6
Cooking sensitive foods such
as cheese and egg dishes,
pudding and custards.
Cooking non-stirrable
casseroles, such as lasagna.
50%, Medium
5
Cooking ham, whole poultry
and pot roasts.
Simmering stews.
40%
4
Melting chocolate.
Heating bread, rolls and
pastries.
30%,
Medium-Low,
Defrost
3
Defrosting bread, fish, meats,
poultry and precooked foods.
20%
2
Softening butter, cheese, and
ice cream.
10%, Low
1
Taking chill out of fruit.
OK for Use
Racks and bakeware supplied with the oven, aluminum foil for
shielding, and approved meat thermometers may be used with
the following guidelines:
■ Never allow aluminum foil or metal to touch the inside cavity
walls, ceiling or floor.
■
Always use the turntable.
■
Never allow contact with another metal object during
cooking.
Do Not Use
Metal cookware and bakeware, gold, silver, pewter, nonapproved meat thermometers, skewers, twist ties, foil liners such
as sandwich wrappers, staples and objects with gold or silver
trim or a metallic glaze should not be used in the oven.
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To Set a Cooking Power other than 100%:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Touch COOK TIME.
Touch the number pads to set a length of time to cook.
Touch COOK POWER.
Touch the number pad from the Cooking Power chart.
Touch START/ENTER.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
Preset Cooking
Times and cooking power have been preset for five
microwavable foods. Use the following chart as a guide.
PRESET
COOKING PAD
NUMBER
PAD
INSTRUCTIONS
POPCORN
1 = 1.75 oz
2 = 3.0 oz
3 = 3.5 oz
Pop only commercially
packaged microwave
popcorn.
Pop only one bag at a
time.
If using microwave
popcorn popper, follow
manufacturer’s
instructions.
BAKED POTATO
1-4
(No. of
potatoes)
Based on 10-13 oz
potato
Before baking, pierce
potato with fork several
times.
After baking, let stand for
5 minutes.
PIZZA
1-3
(No. of 5 oz
slices)
Place on paper towel.
FROZEN ENTRÉE
1 = 10 oz
2 = 20 oz
Remove from package.
Loosen cover on 3 sides.
BEVERAGE
1 - 2 (8 oz
cups)
Do not cover.
6. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display
and/or stop reminder tones.
Cooking
To Use:
1. Touch COOK TIME.
2. Touch the number pads to set a length of time to cook.
“TOUCH START OR POWER” scrolls across display.
Touch COOK POWER to set a cooking power other than
100%. Touch the number pad(s) from the Cooking Power
chart.
3. Touch START/ENTER.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
4. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display
and/or stop reminder tones.
The cook time and cooking power cannot be changed after
touching START/ENTER.
To Use:
EZ-Choice® Cooking
EZ-Choice® COOK settings have preset cooking times and cook
powers for 3 categories.
CODE
FOOD
QUANTITY
1
Fresh Vegetable
1-4 cups
2
Frozen Vegetable
1-4 cups
3
Casserole
1-4 cups
To Use:
1. Touch COOK.
2. Touch number pads from chart to select food type to be
cooked.
3. Touch number pads to enter quantity in cups.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
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1. Touch appropriate preset cooking pad (see chart, above).
2. Touch number pads to enter quantity (see chart, above).
The display will count down the cook time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
Add Minute
The Add Minute function allows the addition of cook time in oneminute increments. If the Add Minute pad is touched during
cooking, 1 minute of cook time at the current cook power setting
and/or in the current cooking stage will be added. If the pad is
touched after cooking is over, 1 minute of cook time at 100%
cook power will be added. Up to 99 minutes of cook time may be
added by touching ADD MINUTE.
EZ-Choice® Defrosting
Cooking in Stages
The oven can be set to cook at different cooking powers for
various lengths of time, up to 4 stages, including defrost and
Warm Hold. (Some models allow only 3 stages, including
defrost.)
The EZ-Choice® Defrost feature’s preset programs can be used
or the microwave oven can be manually set to defrost.
■ Food should be 0°F (-18°C) or colder at defrosting for optimal
results. How foods are stored can affect results.
To Cook in Stages:
■
Unwrap foods and remove lids (from fruit juice) before
defrosting.
■
Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than deep blocks.
■
Separate food pieces as soon as possible during or at the
end-of-cycle for more even defrosting.
■
Use small pieces of aluminum foil to shield parts of food such
as chicken wings, leg tips and fish tails. See “Aluminum Foil
and Metal” first.
1. Touch COOK TIME.
2. Touch number pads to enter length of time to cook during the
first stage.
3. Touch COOK POWER.
4. Touch the number pad(s) using the Cooking Power chart to
set the cooking power for the first cycle.
“P-## TOUCH START” scrolls across the display. (## is the
percent of cook power.)
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the second cycle.
6. Touch START/ENTER.
Two tones will sound between cycles, and then the next cycle
will begin counting down.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
7. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display
and/or stop reminder tones.
The cook time and cooking power of the cycling stage cannot be
changed after touching START/ENTER without interrupting
cooking. Only minutes may be added to current cooking stage by
touching ADD MINUTE.
EZ-Choice® Reheating
Times and cooking power have been preset for reheating 4
specific food types. Use the following chart as a guide.
CODE
FOOD
QUANTITY
1
Dinner Plate
1-2 Servings
2
Soup/Sauce
1-4 Cups
3
Casserole
1-4 Cups
4
Roll/Muffin
1-4 Pieces
The EZ-Choice® Defrost system has preset times and cook
powers for 3 categories: Meat, Poultry and Fish. It should not be
used for food left outside the freezer for more than 20 minutes, or
for frozen ready-made food.
To defrost manually, use 30% cook power. Refer to a reliable
cookbook for defrosting information.
To Use:
1. Touch DEFROST.
“MEAT TOUCH 1, POULTRY TOUCH 2, FISH TOUCH 3”
scrolls across display.
2. Touch the number pad 1 for Meat, 2 for Poultry or 3 for Fish.
“ENTER WEIGHT” scrolls across display.
3. Touch the number pads to enter the weight.
Weight can be set from 0.1 LB to 6.0 LBS.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
The display will count down the defrost time.
During defrosting, 5 tones will sound. These tones indicate it
is time to check, turn, rearrange, or separate food. Open
door, turn food if necessary, close door, and touch START/
ENTER to resume defrosting.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
5. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display
and/or stop reminder tones.
To Use :
1. Touch REHEAT.
2. Touch number pad from chart to select food type to be
reheated.
3. Touch number pads to enter quantity.
4. Touch START/ENTER.
The display will count down the reheat time.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
5. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display
and/or stop reminder tones.
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Warm Hold
MICROWAVE OVEN CARE
(on some models)
WARNING
Food Poisoning Hazard
Do not let food sit in oven more than one hour
before or after cooking.
General Cleaning
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning
products.
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.
Doing so can result in food poisoning or
sickness.
Hot cooked food can be kept warm in the microwave oven. 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.
To Use:
Put hot cooked food in the oven. Cover plates of food and foods
that were cooked covered. Pastries, pies, turnovers, etc. should
remain uncovered.
1. Touch WARM HOLD.
“WARM HOLD TOUCH START” scrolls across display.
2. Touch START/ENTER.
When the cycle ends, “End” will appear in the display, 4 endof-cycle tones will sound, and then reminder tones will sound
every minute.
3. Touch OFF/CANCEL or open the door to clear the display
and/or stop reminder tones.
To set at end of cycle: Touch WARM HOLD while setting a
manual cooking cycle before touching START/ENTER, or during
cooking.
GREASE FILTERS
Do not operate the microwave oven without the grease filters in
place.
Soak grease filters in hot water and mild detergent. Scrub and
swish to remove embedded dirt. Rinse well and shake dry.
■ Do not use ammonia or oven cleaner.
■
Do not place in dishwasher.
OVEN CAVITY
Do not use soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, steelwool pads, gritty washcloths or some paper towels. Damage may
occur.
The area where the oven door and frame touch when closed
should be kept clean.
Average soil
■ Mild, non-abrasive soaps and detergents:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.
Heavy soil
Mild, non-abrasive soaps and detergents:
■
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water for 2 to 5 minutes in oven.
Steam will soften soil. Rinse with clean water and dry with
soft, lint-free cloth.
Odors
■ Lemon juice or vinegar:
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of water with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of
either lemon juice or vinegar for 2 to 5 minutes in oven.
OVEN DOOR EXTERIOR
■
Glass cleaner and paper towels or non-abrasive plastic
scrubbing pad:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on
panel.
TURNTABLE
Do not operate the microwave oven without the turntable in
place.
■ Mild cleanser and scouring pad
■
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Dishwasher
Replacing Filters
The grease filters should be removed and cleaned at least once a
month. The charcoal filter cannot be washed and should be
replaced every 6 to 12 months. Do not operate the microwave
oven without the filters in place. See “Assistance or Service” to
reorder filters. See “General Cleaning” for cleaning instructions.
Replacing Microwave Oven Light
The microwave oven light is a candelabra base 30-watt bulb. It
will automatically come on when the door is opened and when
the microwave oven is operating. See “Assistance or Service”
section to reorder.
To Replace:
To Remove:
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Remove the grease filters by sliding to the back. Pull tab
down until the filter drops out.
3. Remove charcoal filter by removing the vent grille mounting
screws, tipping the grille forward and lifting out to remove.
Open the microwave oven door. Then press the tab and lift
the front of the filter up, and slide filter straight out.
1. Unplug microwave or disconnect power.
2. Remove the 2 outer vent grille mounting screws located
above the cover.
3. Tip the grille forward, then lift out to remove.
1
4. Lift up the bulb cover.
1. Tab
To Replace:
1. Replace charcoal filter by sliding the new filter into place until
it rests at an inclined angle. Replace vent grille and mounting
screws.
2. Replace grease filters by inserting one end into the frame.
Swing other side up and slide into position.
3. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
Replacing Cooktop Light
The cooktop light is a candelabra base 30-watt bulb. See
“Assistance or Service” section to reorder.
1. Bulb cover
5. Replace light. Close bulb cover.
6. Slide the top of the vent grille into place. Push the bottom
until it snaps into place. Replace the mounting screws.
To Replace:
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.
7. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
3. Replace light. Close bulb cover. Replace mounting screws.
4. Plug in microwave oven or reconnect power.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Turntable rotates both directions
■
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
Nothing will operate
■
Has a household fuse been blown or has the circuit
breaker been tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
■
Is the appliance wired properly?
See Installation Instructions provided with your microwave
oven.
Display shows messages
■
Is the display showing “:”?
There has been a power failure or the clock time has been
turned off. See “Display” section to clear display. See “Clock”
section to reset the clock or to turn it on.
■
Is the display showing a letter followed by a number?
See “Display” section to clear. If it reappears, call for service.
See “Assistance or Service” section.
Display shows time countdown, but is not operating
Oven will not operate
■
Is the door completely closed?
Firmly close door.
■
Is the electronic oven control set correctly?
See “Microwave Oven Control” section.
■
On some models, is the Child Lock set?
See “Child Lock” section.
■
Is the magnetron working properly?
Heat 1 cup (250 mL) of cold water for 2 minutes at 100%
cooking power. If water does not heat, call for service. See
“Assistance or Service” section.
■
This is normal and occurs when the transformer in the
magnetron cycles on.
■
■
■
Is the cooking power set properly?
See “Cooking Power” section.
■
Are large amounts of food being heated?
Larger amounts of food need longer cooking times.
■
Is the incoming voltage less than specified in “Microwave
Oven Safety”?
Have a qualified electrician check the electrical system in the
home.
Turntable will not operate
■
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Is the turntable properly in place?
Make sure turntable is correct-side up and is sitting securely
on the turntable support.
Is the turntable support operating properly?
Remove turntable. Remove and replace turntable support.
Replace turntable. Put in 1 cup (250 mL) of water, then restart
oven. If still not working, call for service. See “Assistance or
Service” section. Do not operate the oven without turntable
and turntable support working properly.
The oven has been stored in a cold area. The fan will run
slower until the oven warms up to normal room temperature.
Cooking times seem too long
This is normal and will not affect performance.
■
Some steam is normal.
Fan running slower than usual
Oven door looks wavy
■
Is the Timer in use?
See “Timer” section.
Steam is coming from the vent grille
Oven makes humming noise
■
This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of
cycle.
Radio or TV Interference
■
Is the microwave oven plugged into the same outlet?
Try a different outlet.
■
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.
For further assistance
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, follow the instructions below.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
only use FSP® replacement parts. FSP® replacement parts will fit
right and work right because they are made with the same
precision used to build every new WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
To locate FSP® replacement parts in your area, call our Customer
Interaction Center telephone number or your nearest Whirlpool
designated service center.
If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool
Corporation with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Customer Interaction Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Replacement Parts
Turntable
Part No. 8172138
Charcoal Filters
Part No. 8183916
Turntable Support and Rollers
Part No. 4359509
Cooktop Light Bulb
Part No. 4358971
Turntable Hub
Part No. 8171863
Microwave Light Bulb
Part No. 4158344
Grease Filters
Part No. 4358853
In the U.S.A.
Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center
toll free: 1-800-253-1301.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
■ Features and specifications on our full line of appliances.
■
Installation information.
■
Use and maintenance procedures.
■
Accessory and repair parts sales.
■
Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speaking, hearing
impaired, limited vision, etc.).
■
Referrals to local dealers, repair parts distributors, and
service companies. Whirlpool designated service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United States.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your
area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages.
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WHIRLPOOL® MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION WARRANTY
ONE-YEAR FULL WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or
workmanship. Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON MAGNETRON TUBE
In the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, when this appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions
attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool Corporation will pay for FSP® replacement parts for the microwave magnetron tube
if defective in materials or workmanship.
Whirlpool Corporation will not pay for:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance, to instruct you how to use your appliance, to replace house fuses or
correct house wiring, or to replace owner-accessible light bulbs and filters.
2. Repairs when your appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
3. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, improper installation, acts of God or use of products not
approved by Whirlpool Corporation.
5. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
6. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
7. Any labor costs during the limited warranty period.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
Outside the 50 United States, 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 this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found
by checking the “Assistance or Service” section or by calling the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center, 1-800-253-1301 (toll-free),
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or
installation date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your 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/plate, located on your appliance as shown in the
“Parts and Features” section.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
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