RCA LVM1420 Owner's Manual

Over the range microwave oven



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Special Notes About Microwaving Operating Instructions Features of Your Microwave The Controls on Your Microwave Time Cooking Automatic Cooking Other Features Helpful Information Care and Cleaning If Something Goes Wrong Before You Call For Service RCA Service Numbers Warranty Back Cover...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL SAFETY INFORMATION BEFORE USING FOR YOUR SAFETY For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, PRECAUTIONS personal injury or loss of life. TO AVOID Do Not Attempt to Do Not Operate the oven...
  • Page 3 Welcome Welcome to the RCA You’ll see it in this easy-to- Best of all, you’ll family. We’re proud of our use manual and you’ll hear experience these values quality products and we it in the friendly voices of each time you use your...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL SAFETY INFORMATION BEFORE USING WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following sections. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS •...
  • Page 5 • Do not store this • To reduce the risk of fire • See door surface cleaning appliance outdoors. Do in the oven cavity: instructions in the Care not use this product near and Cleaning section(s) — Do not overcook food. water—for example, in a of this guide.
  • Page 6: Special Notes About Microwaving

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING ARCING Arcing is the microwave • Metal, such as twist-ties, If you see arcing, press term for sparks in the oven. poultry pins, or gold- the CLEAR/OFF pad and Arcing is caused by: rimmed dishes, in the correct the problem.
  • Page 7 • Avoid heating baby food • Don’t defrost frozen SAFETY in glass jars, even with the beverages in narrow- lid off. Make sure all necked bottles (especially FACT infant food is thoroughly carbonated beverages). cooked. Stir food to Even if the container is SUPERHEATED WATER distribute the heat opened, pressure can...
  • Page 8 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING MICROWAVE- SAFE COOKWARE Make sure all cookware If the dish remains cool • Paper towels, waxed used in your microwave and only the water in the paper and plastic wrap oven is suitable for cup heats, then the dish can be used to cover dishes in order to retain...
  • Page 9 • Use foil only as directed • Plastic cookware—Plastic Follow these guidelines: in this manual. TV cookware designed for 1 Use microwave-safe dinners may be microwave cooking is very plastics only and use microwaved in foil trays useful, but should be used them in strict compliance less than 3/4²...
  • Page 10 Hi/Low Filter Kits built-in appearance. model. JX81A—Recirculating Charcoal Filter Kit Available at extra cost from Filter kits are used when your RCA supplier. the microwave oven cannot be vented to the outside.
  • Page 11: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Features of Your Microwave (Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.) Features 900 Watts 1 Door Handle. Pull to 4 Touch Control Panel open the door. The Display. door must be securely 5 Cooktop Lights. latched for the 6 Grease Filters.
  • Page 12: The Controls On Your Microwave

    Quick Start The Controls on Your Microwave Oven (Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.) You can microwave by time or with the convenience features. Time Features Time Cooking Press Enter Amount of cooking time. TIME COOK I & II (Press once or twice) Amount of defrosting time.
  • Page 13 GUIDE ON MICROWAVE GUIDES IN BOOK Before you begin, check the guide located • Cooking on the inside front of the oven when you • Time Defrost open the door. • Reheat Convenience Features Press Enter Option Starts immediately! more/less time POPCORN 3.5 oz.
  • Page 14 Operating Instructions Changing Power Levels Variable power levels add to “equalize” or transfer flexibility to microwave heat to the inside of the cooking. The power levels food. An example of this is on the microwave oven can shown with power level 3— be compared to the surface the defrost cycle.
  • Page 15: Time Cooking

    Time Features Time Cook Time Cook I Time Cook II Allows you to microwave Lets you change power for any time up to 99 levels automatically during minutes and 99 seconds. cooking. Here’s how to do it: Power level 10 (High) is automatically set, but you 1 Press TIME COOK.
  • Page 16 Operating Instructions Cooking Guide for Time Cook I & II NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted. Vegetable Amount Time Comments Asparagus (fresh spears) 1 lb. 7 to 9 min., In 1 ⁄ -qt. oblong glass baking dish, Med-High (7) place 1/4 cup water.
  • Page 17 Vegetable Amount Time Comments Corn (frozen kernel) 10-oz. package 5 to 7 min. In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water. Corn on the cob (fresh) 1 to 5 ears 3 to 4 min. In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place per ear corn.
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions Time Features Time Defrost Allows you to defrost for Defrosting Tips the length of time you • Foods frozen in paper or select. See the Defrosting plastic can be defrosted in the package. Tightly Guide for suggested times. closed packages should Power level 3 is automati- be slit, pierced or vented...
  • Page 19 Defrosting Guide Food Time Comments Breads, Cakes Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece) 1 min. Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.) 3 to 5 min. Fish and Seafood Fillets, frozen (1 lb.) 7 to 9 min. Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.) 5 to 7 min.
  • Page 20 Operating Instructions Time Features Express Cook This is a quick way to set cooking time for 1–6 minutes. Press one of the Express Cook pads (from 1 to 6) for 1 to 6 minutes of cooking at power level 10. For example, press the 2 pad for 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • Page 21: Automatic Cooking

    Convenience Features Popcorn How to Use the Popcorn How to Adjust the Popcorn Feature Program to Provide a Shorter or Longer Cook Time 1 Follow package instruc- tions, using Time Cook if If you find that the brand of the package is less than popcorn you use underpops 1.75 ounces or larger or overcooks consistently,...
  • Page 22 Operating Instructions Convenience Features Reheat The Reheat feature reheats 3 Press 2 or 3 to reheat 2 or 1 to 3 servings of many 3 servings. previously cooked foods. 4 Press START. 1 Press REHEAT. NOTE: The serving size may 2 Select food type 1–6 for be changed or added after one serving (see Reheat...
  • Page 23 Auto Defrost The Defrost Auto/Time Conversion Guide feature gives you two ways If the weight of food is to defrost frozen foods. stated in pounds and Press DEFROST ounces, the ounces must AUTO/TIME once for be converted to tenths Auto Defrost or twice for (.1) of a pound.
  • Page 24: Other Features

    Operating Instructions Other Features Cooking Complete Reminder To remind you that you have food in the oven, the oven will display “FOOD IS READY” and beep once a minute until you either open the oven door or press CLEAR/OFF. Clock Press to enter the time of day or to check the time of day while microwaving.
  • Page 25 Scroll Speed The scroll speed of the display can be changed. Press and hold the AM/PM pad about 3 seconds to bring up the display. Select 1–5 for slow to fast scroll speed. Display On/Off To turn the clock display To redisplay the clock, off, press and hold 0 for repeat.
  • Page 26 Operating Instructions Other Features Kitchen Timer Kitchen Timer operates as When time is up, the oven a minute timer and can be will signal. To turn off the timer signal, press used at any time, even when the oven is operating. KITCHEN TIMER.
  • Page 27 Child Lock-Out You may lock the control To lock or unlock the panel to prevent the controls, press and hold microwave from being CLEAR/OFF for about three seconds. When the accidentally started or used by children. control panel is locked, an “L”...
  • Page 28: Helpful Information

    Helpful Information Microwave Terms Term Definition Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is Arcing caused by: • metal or foil touching the side of the oven. • foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
  • Page 29: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning Helpful Hints Open the oven door a few NOTE: Be certain the power minutes after cooking to is off before cleaning any air out the inside. An part of this oven. occasional thorough wiping with a solution of baking soda and water keeps the inside fresh.
  • Page 30 Helpful Information Care and Cleaning How to Clean the Outside Case Bottom Do not use cleaners Clean the outside of the containing ammonia or microwave with a sudsy alcohol on the cloth. Rinse and then dry. microwave oven. Wipe the window clean Ammonia or alcohol can with a damp cloth.
  • Page 31 (WB36X10003), available plug. the bulb by gently turning. from your RCA supplier. 2 Remove the screw at the 4 Replace the screw. front of the light cover Connect electrical power and lower the cover.
  • Page 32 Helpful Information The Exhaust Feature The Vent Fan The vent fan has 2 metal Models that recirculate air Charcoal Filter reusable grease filters. back into the room also use (on some models) a charcoal filter. Reusable Grease Filters (on all models) Reusable Grease Filters The metal filters trap...
  • Page 33 Order disposable charcoal filter colored (usually after 6 to Part No. WB02X9883 that helps remove smoke 12 months, depending on from your RCA supplier. and odors. hood usage). To Remove Charcoal Filter To remove the charcoal Remove the top grille by...
  • Page 34: If Something Goes Wrong

    If Something Goes Wrong Before You Call For Service Problem Possible Cause What to Do • Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Oven will not A fuse in your home start may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. • Unplug the microwave oven, then plug Power surge.
  • Page 35 Things That Are Normal • Steam or vapor escaping • TV-radio interference from around the door. might be noticed while using the microwave. • Light reflection around Similar to the interference door or outer case. caused by other small • Dimming oven light and appliances, it does not change in the blower indicate a problem with...
  • Page 36 Notes...
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  • Page 38: Rca Service Numbers

    RCA Service Numbers We’ll Be There! In-Home Repair A GE consumer service Our factory-trained Service professional will provide technicians know your expert repair service, appliance inside and out— 800-GE-CARES scheduled at a time that’s so most repairs can be (800-432-2737) convenient for you.
  • Page 39 First, contact the people Chicago, IL 60606 who serviced your appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your phone number—to: Manager Consumer Relations RCA Appliances Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225...
  • Page 40: Warranty

    FOR SERVICE magnetron tube if the magnetron tube fails We at RCA strive to provide the highest because of a manufacturing defect. You quality products and service. Therefore pay for the service trip to your home and we have designated GE CONSUMER service labor charges.

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