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MICROWAVE OVEN
Use & Care Guide
For questions about features, operation/performance,
parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301.
or visit our website at...
www.whirlpool.com
Table of Contents ....................................... 2
Model
WMC30516
W10434129B

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    MICROWAVE OVEN Use & Care Guide For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories or service, call: 1-800-253-1301. or visit our website at... www.whirlpool.com Table of Contents ........2 Model WMC30516 W10434129B...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY............3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........5 Unpacking ..................5 Location Requirements..............5 Electrical Requirements ...............5 PARTS AND FEATURES..............6 Turntable ..................6 MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL............6 Display..................7 Start ....................7 Add 30 Seconds................7 Cancel ..................7 Tones....................7 Clock ....................7 Timer.....................7 Control Lock.................7 MICROWAVE OVEN USE ..............8 Food Characteristics..............8 Cooking Guidelines ..............8 Cookware and Dinnerware ............8...

  • Page 3: Microwave Oven Safety

    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.

  • Page 4

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath the Do not store this microwave oven outdoors. Do not use microwave oven. the microwave oven near water - for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming Do not mount microwave oven over or near any portion of a pool, or similar locations.

  • Page 5: Installation Instructions, Unpacking, Location Requirements, Electrical Requirements

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Unpacking Electrical Requirements 1. Empty the microwave oven of any packing materials. WARNING 2. Clean the inside with a soft, damp cloth. 3. Check for damage, such as: a door that is not lined up correctly damage around the door, or dents on the interior or exterior of the microwave oven.

  • Page 6: Parts And Features, Turntable, Microwave Oven Control

    PARTS AND FEATURES MICROWAVE OVEN CONTROL This manual may cover several different models. The model you have purchased may have some or all of the features shown here. The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from the illustrations in this manual. A.

  • Page 7: Display, Start, Add 30 Seconds, Cancel, Tones, Clock, Timer, Control Lock

    Display Tones When power is first supplied to the microwave oven, “0:00” will Tones are audible signals that cannot be turned off. These tones appear in the display. If the “0:00” appears in the display at any indicate the following: other time, a power failure has occurred.

  • Page 8: Microwave Oven Use, Food Characteristics, Cooking Guidelines, Cookware And Dinnerware

    MICROWAVE OVEN USE A magnetron in the microwave oven produces microwaves which reflect off the metal floor, walls and ceiling and pass through the Cooking Guidelines turntable and appropriate cookware to the food. Microwaves are attracted to and absorbed by fat, sugar and water molecules in Covering the food, causing them to move, producing friction and heat Covering food helps retain moisture, shorten cook time and...

  • Page 9: Aluminum Foil And Metal, Microwave Cooking Power

    MATERIAL RECOMMENDATIONS Microwave Cooking Power Melamine Follow manufacturer’s recommendations. Many recipes for microwave cooking specify which cooking power to use by percent or name. For example, PL7=70%= Paper: Towels, Use nonrecycled and those approved by Medium-High. Dinnerware, the manufacturer for microwave oven use. Napkins One of the power icons (see “Function Icons”...

  • Page 10: Manual Cooking, Cooking In Stages, Favorite, Sensor Cooking

    Manual Cooking Favorite NOTE: To cook at 100% power, begin by touching number pads Use the FAVORITE control to program, store and recall the top to enter cook time, then touch START. 3 most frequently used manual cook programs. Each Favorite may have 1 or 2 stages (see “Cooking in Stages”...

  • Page 11: Quick Touch Menu (sensor And Non-sensor)

    Quick Touch Menu (sensor and non-sensor) The following menu items are preprogrammed for quick and easy cooking/reheating. For added convenience, the available/recommended amounts shown in the following chart are included on the Cooking Guide label (see “Parts and Features” for its location). MENU ITEM SERVING SIZE INSTRUCTIONS...

  • Page 12

    Weight Defrost / Timed Defrost The Weight Defrost feature’s preset programs can be used, the Timed Defrost feature can be used, or the microwave oven can be manually set to defrost. Unwrap foods and remove lids (for example, from fruit juice To Use Weight Defrost: containers) before defrosting.

  • Page 13: Microwave Oven Care, General Cleaning

    MICROWAVE OVEN CARE General Cleaning IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products. Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested unless otherwise noted. MICROWAVE OVEN CAVITY MICROWAVE OVEN DOOR AND EXTERIOR To avoid damage to the microwave oven cavity, do not use soap-...

  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call. Nothing will operate Turntable alternates rotation directions Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker This is normal and depends on motor rotation at beginning of tripped? cycle.

  • Page 15: Assistance Or Service, Replacement Parts, Built-in Kits

    For further assistance “Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool you still need help, follow the instructions below. Corporation with any questions or concerns at:...

  • Page 16: Warranty

    3. The consultant will advise whether the microwave qualifies for repair or replacement. 4. In the event of repair, you may be directed to forward the product to a Whirlpool designated service center. You are responsible for insurance and freight to the designated service center. Please include your name and address on a piece of paper, along with a copy of the proof of purchase (register receipt, charge slip, etc.).

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