MODEL MH8150XJ 4619-652-60191/8169687 Microwave Hood Combination A Note to You...2 Microwave Oven Safety ...3 Installation Instructions...6 Getting to Know Your Microwave Oven...7 How your microwave oven works ...7 Radio interference ...7 Testing your microwave oven...7 Testing your dinnerware or cookware...8 Operating tips...8...
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ICROWAVE 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”...
MICROWAVE OVEN SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • 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.
LECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS 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 is recommended.) It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS •...
NSTALLATION NSTRUCTIONS EMOVING AND REPLACING THE MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION wWARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install microwave oven. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. If you need to remove your Microwave Hood Combination for any reason, follow these simple steps: To remove:...
ETTING TO This section discusses the concepts behind microwave cooking. It also shows you the basics you need to know to operate your microwave oven. Please read this information before you use your oven. OW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN WORKS Microwave energy is not hot. It causes food to make its own heat, and it’s this heat that cooks the food.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ESTING YOUR DINNERWARE OR COOKWARE Test dinnerware or cookware before using. To test a dish, put it into the oven with 1 cup (250 mL) of water beside it. Cook at 100% cook power for one minute. If the dish gets hot and water stays cool, do not use it.
ICROWAVE OVEN FEATURES Your microwave oven is designed to make your cooking experience as enjoyable and productive as possible. To help get you up and running quickly, the following is a list of the oven’s basic features: 1. Door Handle. Pull to open door. 2.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ONTROL PANEL FEATURES Your microwave oven control panel lets you select a desired cooking function quickly and easily. The following is a list of all the Command pads located on the control panel. For more information on these features, see “Using your microwave oven”...
ONTROL PANEL FEATURES Audible signals Your microwave oven comes with audible signals that can guide you when setting and using your oven: • A programming tone will sound each time you touch a pad. • One long tone signals the end of a Kitchen Timer countdown.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN ONTROL PANEL FEATURES Heating more than one plate of food When heating plates of food with a cook time that halfway around until the food in the front is in the back. Do the same when heating a larger (9 to 13 in.
SING THE COOKING RACK The Cooking Rack gives you extra space when cooking in more than one container at the same time. If you need a replacement rack (Part No. 4393826), you can order one from your designated service company, or by calling the Customer Interaction center at 1-800-253-1301.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN SING THE COOKTOP The pad on the bottom right of the control panel controls the cooktop/countertop light. 1. Turn on light. TOUCH (once for regular light, twice for night light) ETTING THE CLOCK When your microwave oven is first plugged in, or after a power failure, the display will flash “:”.
SING THE MINUTE TIMER You can use your microwave oven as a kitchen timer. Use the Minute Timer for timing up to 99 minutes. NOTE: The oven can operate while the Minute Timer is in use. To see the Minute timer while the oven is cooking, touch TIMER SET.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN JET START SING The JET START feature lets you cook food for 30 seconds at 100% cook power or add an extra 30 seconds to your cooking time cycle. You can also use it to extend cooking time cycles in multiples of 30 seconds, up to 99 minutes.
SING This section gives you instructions for operating each function. Please read these instructions carefully. OOKING AT HIGH COOK POWER 1. Put your food in the oven and close the door. 2. Touch COOK TIME. TOUCH YOU SEE COOK TIME 3.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN OOKING AT DIFFERENT COOK POWERS COOK POWER 6 = 60% of full power 5 = 50% of full power 4 = 40% of full power 3 = 30% of full power 2 = 20% of full power 1 = 10% of full power NOTE: Once cook time has been entered you can also use the COOK POWER pad as a second Minute Timer by entering “0”...
OOKING AT DIFFERENT COOK POWERS 5. Start the oven. TOUCH YOU SEE START ENTER At the end of the cooking time: YOU SEE (four tones will sound) OOKING IN STAGES For best results, some recipes call for one cook power for a certain length of time, and another cook power for another length of time.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN OOKING IN STAGES Example for 50% cook power: TOUCH YOU SEE COOK POWER (repeat until desired cook power appears) 5. Repeat Steps 2, 3, and 4 to set the cooking time and cook power for each additional stage. 6.
EZ-TOUCH SING You can cook microwavable foods just by choosing a category and quantity. EZ-TOUCH COOK control has preset times and cook powers for 6 categories (see following chart). To use EZ-TOUCH COOK control, follow the steps below: 1. Touch COOK once You see...
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN EZ-TOUCH SING This chart shows you how to choose a type of food and the amounts you can choose for each type. FOOD Rice Fresh Vegetables Canned Vegetables Bacon Cereal (instant) French Toast (frozen) * You must touch COOK once before choosing the food type. EZ-TOUCH SING You can reheat microwavable foods just by...
EZ-TOUCH SING 4. Touch START ENTER You see AUTO REHEAT TIME (countdown time may vary) This chart shows you how to choose a type of food and the amounts you can choose for each type. TOUCH REHEAT * FOOD once Pizza Slice twice Soup/Sauce...
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN EZ-TOUCH SING You can defrost food by choosing a category and setting a weight. The feature can be used only for very fast defrosting of frozen foods in the cate- gories of Meat, Poultry or Fish. Use manual defrost for other foods or weights not listed.
JET DEFROST SING For even, complete defrosting • The shape of the package affects how quickly food will defrost. Shallow packages will defrost more quickly than a deep block. • As food begins to defrost, separate the pieces. Separated pieces defrost more evenly. This chart shows you how to choose a type of food and the weights you can set for each type.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN JET DEFROST FEATURE CHART Poultry setting FOOD SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Chicken Whole Place chicken breast-side up on a microwavable roasting rack. Finish defrosting (up to 9-1/2 lbs [4.3 kg]) by immersing in cold water. Remove giblets when chicken is partially defrosted. Cut Up Place on a microwavable roasting rack.
EFROSTING TIPS • When using the JET DEFROST need to enter the net weight (the weight of the food minus the container). Enter the weight to the nearest 1/10 lb (45 g). • Only use the JET DEFROST feature for raw food. The JET DEFROST feature gives best results when the food to be thawed is completely frozen.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN POPCORN SING You can pop commercially packaged microwave popcorn by touching just one pad. The number of times you touch this pad determines which size bag of popcorn your oven will pop. For best results: • Pop only 1 package at a time. •...
BEVERAGE SING You can heat one or two 8-ounce (227 g) cups of a beverage by touching just one pad. The number of times you touch this pad determines the number of cups your oven will heat. NOTES: • If you touch BEVERAGE 3 times, the display returns to the 1-cup setting.
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN BAKED POTATO SING You can cook one to four baking potatoes (10 oz [284 g] to 13 oz [369 g] each) by touching just one pad. The number of times you touch this pad determines the number of potatoes your oven will cook.
VEGETABLE SING You can cook 1 to 4 cups (250 mL to 1 L) of a frozen vegetable by touching just one pad. The number of times you touch this pad determines the number of cups your oven will cook. NOTES: If you touch VEGETABLE 5 times, the display •...
USING YOUR MICROWAVE OVEN FROZEN ENTREE SING You can cook a 10- or 20-ounce (284 g or 568 g) frozen entree by touching just one pad. The number of times you touch this pad determines the size of entree your oven will cook. Place your frozen entree on the turntable and close the door.
WARM HOLD SING WARNING 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. WARM HOLD keeps hot, cooked food warm in your microwave oven.
OOKING UIDE ICROWAVE COOKING TIPS Amount of food • If you increase or decrease the amount of food you prepare, the time it takes to cook that food will also change. For example, if you double a recipe, add a little more than half the original cooking time. Check for doneness and, if necessary, add more time in small increments.
ICROWAVE COOKING TIPS Using aluminum foil Metal containers should not be used in a microwave oven. There are, however, some exceptions. If you have purchased food which is prepackaged in an aluminum foil container, refer to the instructions on the package. When using aluminum foil containers, cooking times may be longer because microwaves will only penetrate the top of the food.
The charcoal filters cannot be washed. For best performance, we recommend that you replace charcoal filters every six to twelve months. You can order replacement charcoal filters (PN 4393791) from your nearest authorized Whirlpool dealer. wWARNING Electrical Shock Hazard Disconnect power before removing filters.
4. Lift up the bulb holder. 5. Replace the bulb with a candelabra-base 30-watt bulb (PN 4393681) available from your authorized Whirlpool dealer. 6. Close the bulb cover. 7. Slide the top of the vent grille into place. Push the bottom until it snaps into place. Replace the mounting screws.
UESTIONS AND QUESTIONS Can I operate my microwave oven without the turntable or turn the turntable over to hold a large dish? Can I use a rack in my microwave oven so that I may reheat or cook on two levels at a time? Can I use either metal or aluminum pans in my microwave oven?
ROUBLESHOOTING Most cooking problems often are caused by little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Check the lists below and on the next page before calling for assistance or service. If you still need help, see the Sears toll-free numbers on the back cover. ICROWAVE Problem Cause...
TROUBLESHOOTING URNTABLES Problem Cause • The turntable will not turn. • The turntable is not correctly in place. It should be correct-side up and sitting firmly on the center shaft. • The support is not operating correctly. Remove the turntable and restart the oven.
To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below. F YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE Call the Whirlpool Customer Interaction Center toll free at 1-800-253-1301. Our consultants are available to assist you.
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