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  • Page 1 How-to Videos and Live Shows * Requires reader to be installed on your smartphone Please be advised that the Samsung warranty does NOT cover service calls to explain product operation, correct improper installation, or perform normal cleaning or maintenance. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
  • Page 2: Microwave Oven

    Microwave Oven User manual MC17J8000CS...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Important safety instructions Setting up your new microwave oven Checking the parts Setting up your microwave oven Installing the metal shelf Checking the control panel Setting the time Using my setting feature Using your microwave oven Using the stop/clear button Using the child lock Using the kitchen timer Using the microwave +30 sec.
  • Page 4 Cleaning the turntable and roller rings Storing and repairing your microwave oven Replacing the cooktop/night light Replacing the oven light Cleaning the grease filter Replacing the charcoal filter Troubleshooting Check points Information codes Appendix Specifications Warranty Samsung over-the-range (otr) microwave oven English 3...
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions Congratulations on your new Samsung microwave oven. This manual contains important information on the installation, use and care of your appliance. Please take time to read this manual to take full advantage of your microwave oven’s many benefits and features.
  • Page 6: Save These Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY SYMBOLS AND PRECAUTIONS What the icons and signs in this user manual mean: WARNING Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal injury or death. CAUTION Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal injury or property damage. CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your microwave oven, follow these basic safety precautions.
  • Page 7 Important safety instructions When using any electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following: WARNING To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, personal injury or exposure to excessive microwave energy: 1. Read all safety instructions before using the appliance. 2.
  • Page 8 16. When cleaning surfaces of the door and oven that come together when the door closes, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps, or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth. Unplug the plug before cleaning. 17. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: a.
  • Page 9: Grounding Instructions

    Important safety instructions CAUTION 1. Clean Ventilating Hoods Frequently - Grease should not be allowed to accumulate on the hood of the filter. 2. When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on. 3. Use care when cleaning the vent-hood filter. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaner, may damage the filter.
  • Page 10 USE OF EXTENSION CORDS A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the risk of your becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and you can use them if you exercise care. If you use a long cord or extension cord: 1.
  • Page 11 Important safety instructions This appliance must be properly grounded. Read and follow the specific “Grounding instructions” found in the beginning of this section. Do not ground the appliance to a gas pipe, plastic water pipe, or telephone line. - This may result in electric shock, fire, an explosion, or problems with the product. - Never plug the power cord into a socket that is not grounded correctly and make sure that it is grounded in accordance with local and national codes.
  • Page 12 INSTALLATION CAUTIONS Position the oven so that the plug is easily accessible. - Failing to do so may result in electric shock or fire due to electric leakage. Unplug the oven when it is not being used for long periods of time or during a thunder/lightning storm.
  • Page 13 Important safety instructions Do not attempt to repair, disassemble, or modify the appliance yourself. - Because a high voltage current enters the product chassis during operation, opening the chassis can result in electric shock or fire. - You may be exposed to electromagnetic waves. - When the oven requires repair, contact your nearest service center.
  • Page 14 USAGE CAUTIONS If the surface of the microwave is cracked, turn it off. - Failing to do so may result in electric shock. Dishes and containers can become hot. Handle with care. Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Carefully remove container coverings, directing steam away from your hands and face.
  • Page 15 Important safety instructions Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles. The containers can break. Do not scratch the glass of the oven door with a sharp object. - This may result in the glass being damaged or broken. Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance when it is in operation. Do not use sealed containers.
  • Page 16: Setting Up Your New Microwave Oven

    (Top & Wall) Manual NOTE If you need an accessory marked with an * (asterisk), please contact the Samsung Call Center using the phone number listed on the last page of this manual or visit our on-line parts web site at www.samsungparts.com.
  • Page 17: Setting Up Your Microwave Oven

    Setting up your new microwave oven Setting up your microwave oven 1. Open the door by pulling the handle on the right side of the door. 2. Wipe the inside of the oven with a damp cloth. damp cloth 3. Install the pre-assembled ring into the indentation at the center of the microwave oven.
  • Page 18: Checking The Control Panel

    Checking the control panel 02 03 01 Turntable On/Off Button 14 Microwave Button 02 Light Button (Hi/Low/Off) 15 Defrost Button 03 Vent Button (3 Speed & On/Off) 16 Up&Down Buttons 04 Slim Fry Button 17 Numeric Buttons 05 Fit Choice Button 18 OK Button 06 Popcorn Button 19 Kitchen Timer Button...
  • Page 19: Setting The Time

    Setting up your new microwave oven Setting the time Your microwave oven is equipped with a built-in clock. Set the clock when first installing your microwave oven and after a power failure. The time is displayed whenever the microwave oven is not being used. 1.
  • Page 20 The functions, options, and corresponding numeric buttons are listed in the table below. Function Description Options Display Weight Weight options are pounds 1 Lbs. and kilograms. 2 Kg. 12 HR/24 HR The clock can display in 1 12 HR either the 12 HR or 24 HR 2 24 HR time mode.
  • Page 21: Using Your Microwave Oven

    Using your microwave oven Using the stop/clear button The STOP/CLEAR button allows you to clear instructions you have entered. It also allows you to pause the oven’s cooking cycle, so that you can check the food. • To pause the oven during cooking, press •...
  • Page 22: Using The Microwave +30 Sec. Feature

    Using the microwave +30 sec. feature This feature offers a convenient way to heat food in set time increments at the High power level (100 % power). 1. Press the + 30 sec button for each additional 30 seconds you want the food to be cooked for.
  • Page 23: Using The Steam Clean Feature

    Using your microwave oven Using the steam clean feature The steam provided by the steam clean system will soak the cavity surface. After using the steam clean function, you can easily clean the cavity of the oven. 1. Open the door. 2.
  • Page 24: Turntable On/Off Feature

    Turntable on/off feature For best cooking results, leave the turntable on. However, for large dishes it can be turned off. Press the Turntable On/Off button to turn the turntable on or off. CAUTION The turntable may become too hot to touch. Use pot holders to handle the turntable during and after cooking.
  • Page 25: Using The Warm Hold Feature

    Using your microwave oven Using the warm hold feature You can keep cooked food warm in your microwave oven for up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds. 1. Press the Warm Hold button. 2. Enter the warm hold time by pressing the numeric buttons.
  • Page 26 3. To select the number that corresponds to the food you want to defrost, press the Up&Down key or one of the numeric buttons. (Refer to the below table.) 4. Press the OK button. 5. Enter the weight of the food by pressing the numeric buttons.
  • Page 27: Accessory Usage - Use Accessories In The Combinations Shown Below

    Using your microwave oven Accessory usage - Use accessories in the combinations shown below Ceramic Enamel Low Rack Ceramic Enamel Tray Tray Low Rack Ceramic Enamel High Rack Tray Glass Tray Glass Tray Glass Tray Guide Roller Guide Roller Guide Roller Coupler Coupler Coupler...
  • Page 28 Cook Accessory Food Amount Directions Type Frozen Oven 2 servings Place frozen french fries on greased Chips (8 oz, 227 g) ceramic enamel tray. Place the tray on high rack. 4 servings (16 oz, 454 g) Frozen 2 servings Place frozen prawns in ceramic enamel Prawns, (8 oz, 227 g) tray.
  • Page 29: Using The Fit Choice Button

    Using your microwave oven Using the fit choice button The Fit Choice menu contains pre-set cooking programs for 30 different items. You do not need to set the cooking times or the power level. 1. Place the food on the tray or the rack. (See Accessory Usage on page 26) 2.
  • Page 30 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions Type Broccoli 1 serving Wash and clean broccoli and prepare florets. Put into a Fresh 2 servings microwave-safe ceramic or Vegetables 3 servings glass bowl and add ½ to 2 4 servings oz (15-60 ml) of water (½ oz (1 serving or 15 ml per serving).
  • Page 31 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions Type Broccoli 1 serving Wash and clean frozen broccoli florets. Put into a Frozen 2 servings microwave-safe ceramic or Vegetables 3 servings glass bowl and add ½ to 2 4 servings oz (15-60 ml) of water (½...
  • Page 32 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions Type Carrots 1 serving Put into a microwave-safe ceramic or glass bowl. Put Canned 2 servings bowl in the center of glass Vegetables 3 servings tray. Cook covered. Stir after 4 servings cooking. (1 serving = ½ cup) Corn 1 serving...
  • Page 33 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions Type Oatmeal 1 pack Follow package directions for amount of water. Stir well Grain 2 packs before and after standing time. Let stand 3-5 minutes. Brown 2 servings Follow package directions Rice for amount of water.
  • Page 34 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions Type Chicken 2 pieces Place chicken breasts on Breast high rack. Place the high Poultry 4 pieces rack on ceramic enamel tray. (6 oz, 170 g each) When the oven beeps, turn over chicken breasts and re- start the oven.
  • Page 35: Using The Popcorn Button

    Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions Type Tilapia 1 serving Spray high rack with non Fillet stick spray.Place tilapia Seafood (2 pieces, 4 oz, fillets on the high rack. Place 113 g) the high rack on ceramic 2 servings enamel tray.
  • Page 36: Using The Speed Cook Button

    Using the speed cook button The Speed Cook menu contains pre-set cooking programs for 41 different items. You do not need to set the cooking times or the power level. 1. Place the food on the tray or the rack. (See Accessory Usage on page 26) 2.
  • Page 37 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type French 2 servings Place toast on high rack. Toast, Place the high rack on Breakfast 4 servings Frozen ceramic enamel tray. Turn (1 serving = 1 toast) over when the oven beeps, and re-start the oven.
  • Page 38 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Chicken 2 pieces Place chicken on high Breast rack. Place the high rack Poultry 4 pieces on ceramic enamel tray. (6 oz, 170 g each) When the oven beeps, turn over chicken and re-start the oven.
  • Page 39 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Shrimp, 2 servings Place shrimp on ceramic Fresh (8 oz, 227 g) tray. Place the tray on the Seafood high rack. When the oven 4 servings beeps, turn over shrimp and (16 oz, 454 g) re-start the oven.
  • Page 40 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Top Round ¾ Inch, 1 lb. (454 g) Place steak on high Steak, Well rack. Place the high rack Beef Done containing the steak on the ceramic enamel tray. When the oven beeps, turn over steak and re-start the oven.Let steak stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Page 41 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Bone-In 1 serving Place pork chops on high Pork Chops rack. Place the high rack Pork 2 servings on ceramic enamel tray. (1 serving = 6-8 oz, When the oven beeps, turn 170-227 g each) over pork chops and re- start the oven.
  • Page 42 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Baked 2 ea Pierce each potato several Potato times with a fork. Place on Potato 4 ea the turntable in a spoke- (8-10 oz, like fashion. After cooking, 227-283 g/each) let the potatoes stand for 3-5 minutes.
  • Page 43: Using The Auto Cook Button

    Using your microwave oven Using the auto cook button The Auto Cook menu contains pre-set cooking programs for 45 different items. You do not need to set the cooking times or the power level. 1. Place the food on the tray or the rack. (See Accessory Usage on page 26) 2.
  • Page 44 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Soup, Broth 1 to 4 servings Use only refrigerated food. Pour into a deep ceramic Reheat (8 oz, 227 g/ plate or bowl. Cover with lid serving) or vented plastic wrap. Stir well before serving. Soup, Cream 1 to 4 servings Use only refrigerated food.
  • Page 45 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Frozen Dinner 8-10 oz Remove package from (227-283 g) outerwrapping and follow Cook package instructions for 11-14 oz covering and standing. (312-397 g) After cooking, let stand 15-18 oz 1-3 minutes.
  • Page 46 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Chicken 1 serving Place a paper towel on Nuggets a plate and arrange the Kids 2 servings nuggets in a spoke-like Menu (1 serving = 5 ea) fashion on the paper towel. Do not cover. Let stand for 1 minute after heating.
  • Page 47 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Biscuits, 10 ea Preheat oven to 375 °F. Refrigerated Place biscuits on greased Bread ceramic enamel tray. Place the tray on the low rack. Bread Sticks 12 ea Preheat oven to 375 °F. Place breadsticks on greased ceramic enamel tray.
  • Page 48 Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Quesadilla 1 serving (1 ea) Follow package preparation directions. Let stand for Snacks 2 servings (2 ea) 1-2 minutes after heating. (1 serving = 1 ea) Fish Sticks 2 servings Preheat oven to 350 °F. Place sticks on low rack, and 4 servings then place the low rack on...
  • Page 49 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Category Food Amount Directions type Melt Butter 1 stick Remove wrapping and cut (4 oz, 113 g) butter in half vertically. Melt/ Place butter in dish, cover Soften 2 sticks with wax paper. Stir well (8 oz, 227 g) after finishing and let stand 1-2 minutes.
  • Page 50: Using The Express Menu Feature

    Using the express menu feature This feature offers a convenient way to heat food that you cook frequently. You do not need to set either the cooking times or the power level. 1. Place the food on the turntable. (glass tray) 2.
  • Page 51 Using your microwave oven Cook Accessory Food Amount Directions type Popcorn 3.5 oz (99 g) Use only one microwave popcorn bag at a time. Be careful when removing the 3.0 oz (85 g) heated bag from the oven and opening it. 1.5 oz (43 g) Beverage ½...
  • Page 52: Using The Microwave Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels

    Using the microwave setting cooking times & power levels Your oven allows you to set two different cooking stages, each with its own time length and power level. The power level lets you control the heating intensity from Warm (1) to High (10). Power levels The 10 power levels allow you to choose the optimal power level for your cooking needs.
  • Page 53: Multi-Stage Cooking (Maximum Of 2 Stages)

    Using your microwave oven 3. If you want to set the power level to a level other than High, press the OK button. 4. Press the Up&Down key or numeric buttons that corresponds to the power level you want to use. 5.
  • Page 54 If you use other steamer accessory, the you use Glass Steamer Accessory of result of cooking may be some different SAMSUNG. If you want to buy this glass with upper Steam Cooking Guide Table. steamer, please contact the Samsung Call Center on the last page or on-line web site(www.samsungparts.com).
  • Page 55: Brown

    Using your microwave oven Brown Browning adds texture and taste to your food. When browning, use the low or high rack accessory. Use the low rack when the height of food is such that the food would touch the upper heater if placed on the high rack. 1.
  • Page 56 2. To set the temperature, press the Up&Down key or one of the numeric buttons. (Refer to the temperature table below.) No/Mode Bake Roast 100 F 200 F 200 F 250 F 250 F 275 F 275 F 300 F 300 F 325 F 325 F...
  • Page 57: Speed Bake/Roast

    Using your microwave oven Speed bake/roast The combination cooking feature allows you to cycle automatically between microwave and Bake/Roast cooking. The food will be moist as well as crisp and brown. This type of cooking is ideal for large food that requires long cooking times when prepared in a conventional oven (such as large roasts, whole chickens, etc.).
  • Page 58: Cookware For Cooking With Speed Bake/Roast

    Cookware for cooking with speed bake/roast Use only cookware that is specially manufactured for microwave ovens. Do not use metal cookware with this combination mode. Do not use any type of plastic cookware, as it can melt. Food suitable for speed bake/roast Other food suitable for this combination mode cooking include all kinds of previously cooked food which needs reheating and browning (e.g.
  • Page 59 Using your microwave oven Type Food Quantity Mode Time (Min) instructions Meat Steaks 0.5-1.0 lb side side Place the steak on the high rack, then place Speed Roast 30 % 7-13 the rack on the ceramic enamel tray. After side side cooking, Let the steak Speed Roast 10 %...
  • Page 60: Cookware Guide

    Cookware guide To cook food in your microwave oven, microwaves must be able to penetrate the food without being reflected or absorbed by the dish. It is important to choose the correct cookware, therefore look for cookware that is marked microwave-safe.
  • Page 61: Testing Utensils

    Cookware guide Testing utensils If you are not sure whether a dish is microwave-safe or not, you can perform this test: 1. Fill a 1 cup glass measuring cup with water and put it inside your oven, next to the dish you want to test. 2.
  • Page 62: Cooking Guide

    Cooking guide Microwave energy actually penetrates food and is attracted to and absorbed by the water, fat, and sugar molecules in the food. The microwaves cause the molecules in the food to move rapidly. The rapid movement of these molecules creates friction and the resulting heat cooks the food.
  • Page 63: Recommended Cooking Utensils

    Cooking guide Recommended cooking utensils • Always pierce whole eggs to keep them from bursting. • Dense foods, such as potatoes, take longer to • Cook eggs just until set. They become heat than lighter foods. Food with a delicate tough if overcooked.
  • Page 64: Cleaning And Maintaining Your Microwave Oven

    Cleaning and maintaining your microwave oven Keeping your microwave oven clean improves its performance, wards off unnecessary repairs, and lengthens its life. Cleaning the exterior NOTE If steam accumulates inside or outside the It’s best to clean spills on the outside of your microwave oven as they occur.
  • Page 65: Storing And Repairing Your Microwave Oven

    Cleaning and maintaining your microwave oven Storing and repairing your microwave oven If you need to store your microwave oven for a short or extended period of time, choose a dust-free, dry location. Dust and dampness may adversely affect the functionality of the microwave parts.
  • Page 66: Replacing The Oven Light

    Replacing the oven light When replacing the oven light, make sure that you are wearing gloves to avoid injury from the heat of the bulb. Unplug the oven or turn off the power at the main power supply. Open the door. Remove the vent cover mounting screws (2 middle screws).
  • Page 67: Cleaning The Grease Filter

    Cleaning and maintaining your microwave oven Cleaning the grease filter Your microwave oven has two metal reusable grease filters. The grease filters should be removed and cleaned at least once every four months or as required. NOTE WARNING To avoid risk of personal injury or property Your microwave oven has a filter reminder damage, do not operate the oven hood function.
  • Page 68: Replacing The Charcoal Filter

    If your oven is vented to the inside, the charcoal filter should be replaced every 6 to 12 months and more often if necessary. The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned. To order a new charcoal filter, contact the Parts Department at 1-800-627-4368 or your Samsung dealer. You can also order online at www.samsungparts.com 1.
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Check points If you encounter a problem with your oven, first check the table below and try the recommendations. If a problem persists, or if an information code keeps appearing on the display, contact a local Samsung service center. Problem Cause...
  • Page 70 Problem Cause Action There is no power Power is not supplied. Make sure power is supplied. to the oven. Confirm the microwave is plugged in. Check your fuses or circuit breakers. There is a popping Cooking food in a sealed container Do not cook food in sealed sound during or using a container with a a tight...
  • Page 71 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action The warm function The oven may not work if too To test the oven, put one cup does not work. much food is being warmed or of water in a microwave-safe improper cookware is being used. container, put the container in the oven, and then run the microwave for 1-2 minutes to check whether...
  • Page 72 Problem Cause Action There is water Water or steam may be generated Let the oven cool and then wipe dripping. by the cooking or defrosting with a dry dish towel. process, depending on the food. This is not an oven malfunction. There is steam Water or steam may be generated Let the oven cool and then wipe...
  • Page 73 Troubleshooting Problem Cause Action Grill Smoke comes out During initial operation, smoke may This is not a malfunction. After during operation. come from the heating elements you run the oven 2-3 times, it when you first use the oven. should stop. Food is on the heating elements.
  • Page 74: Information Codes

    If this code re-appears, call your local SAMSUNG Customer Care Center. C-F0 The microwave has sensed Unplug the power cord of the oven, and an internal communications contact a local SAMSUNG Customer Care failure. Center. C-A1 The oven has failed to sense the opening or closing of the damper for 1 minute.
  • Page 75: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Specifications Model MC17J8000CS Oven Cavity 1.7 cu ft Controls 10 power levels, including Defrost Timer 99 minutes, 99 seconds Power Source 120 VAC, 60 Hz Power Consumption 1700 Watt Microwave / 1750 Watt Heater Microwave Power Output 950 Watts...
  • Page 76: Warranty

    SAMSUNG or SAMSUNG’s authorized service center. SAMSUNG will repair this product or replace it if cannot repair it, at our option and at no charge as stipulated herein, with new or reconditioned parts or products if found to be defective during the limited warranty period specified above.
  • Page 77 THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST SAMSUNG BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT SOLD BY SAMSUNG AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE.
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