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Frigidaire GLMB186C Use & Care Manual

Frigidaire glmb186c: operating instruction
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P/N 316137204 12-00 JR



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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Microwave Oven GLMB186 PLMB186 Important . . . Safety Information Grounding Instructions ... Features ... Getting Started ..
  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    A list of toll-free customer service numbers is included in the back of this manual. Or call Frigidaire Consumer Services at 1-800-944-9044, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    SAFETY PRECAUTIONS This microwave oven is not approved or tested for marine use. • Read and follow the specific “Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy”...
  • Page 4 • As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children. • Do not mount the microwave oven over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance. • Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven surface when the microwave oven is in operation.
  • Page 5: Special Notes About Microwaving

    Such use of the microwave oven could result in injury. • Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up inside egg yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly resulting in injury.
  • Page 6 To prevent this from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than 2 minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in the microwave for 30 seconds before moving it or putting anything into it. • Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with the lid off.
  • Page 7 “suitable for microwaving.” How to test for a microwave-safe dish. • If you are not sure if a dish is microwave- safe, use this test: Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass measuring cup filled with 1 cup of water—set the measuring cup either in...
  • Page 8 TV dinners may be microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4 high; remove the top foil cover and return the tray to the box. When using foil in the microwave oven, keep the foil at least 1 inch away from the sides of the oven.
  • Page 9: Grounding Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Grounding Instructions Grounding Instructions Ensure proper ground exists before use. Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. This appliance 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.
  • Page 10: Adapter Plugs

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Adapter Plugs Adapter Plugs Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be disconnected infrequently. (Adapter plugs not permitted in Canada) Align large prongs/slots Ensure proper ground and firm connection TEMPORARY before use. METHOD Because of potential safety hazards under certain conditions,we strongly recommend against the use of an adapter plug.
  • Page 11: Extension Cords

    Optional Kits Choose the appropriate Installation Kit below to convert this oven to a built-in wall oven. Available at extra cost from your Frigidaire supplier. For 27” installations: Model GLMB186KB...
  • Page 12: Microwave Features

    This manual covers several models so the illustration may not look exactly like your model. However, operating instructions for each of the features and functions of your microwave will be found in this manual. 1. Door Latches. 2. Window with Metal Shield. Screen...
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting Started You can microwave by time or with the sensor features. (Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.) Time & Auto Features Press Cook Time I & II Auto/Time Defrost Express Cook Power Level Plus 30 Sec...
  • Page 14: Operating Instructions

    5. Press START. Variable power levels add flexibility to microwave cooking. The power levels on the microwave oven can be compared to the surface units on a range. High (power level 10) or full power is the fastest way to cook and gives you 100% power.
  • Page 15: Time Features

    Operating Instructions Time features Cook Time Cook Time I Allows you to microwave for any time up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds. Power level 10 (High) is automatically set, but you may change it for more flexibility. You may open the door during Cook Time to check the food.
  • Page 16 Operating Instructions Cooking Guide For Cook Time I & II NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted. Vegetable Amount Asparagus (fresh spears) 1 lb. (frozen spears) 10-oz. package Beans (fresh green) 1 lb. cut in half (frozen green) 10-oz. package (frozen lima) 10-oz.
  • Page 17 Operating Instructions Cooking Guide For Cook Time I & II Vegetable Amount Corn (frozen kernel) 10-oz. package Corn on the cob (fresh) 1 to 5 ears (frozen) 1 ear 2 to 6 ears Mixed vegetables (frozen) 10-oz. package Peas (fresh, shelled) 2 lbs. unshelled 7 to 10 min. (frozen) 10-oz.
  • Page 18: Time Defrost

    • For more even defrosting of larger foods, such as beef, lamb and veal roasts, use Auto Defrost. • When defrosted, food should be cool but softened in all areas. If still slightly icy, return to the microwave very briefly, or let it stand a few minutes.
  • Page 19: Defrosting Guide

    Place unopened package in oven. Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting. 2 to 5 min. Place unopened package in oven. Microwave just until franks can be separated. Let stand 5 minutes, if necessary, to complete defrosting. 4 to 6 min.
  • Page 20: Express Cook

    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: Auto Features

    9–10 12–13 14–15 • Remove meat from package and place on microwave-safe dish. • Twice during defrost, the oven signals TURN. At each TURN signal, turn the food over. Remove defrosted meat or shield warm areas with small pieces of foil.
  • Page 22: Sensor Features

    Dry off dishes so they don’t mislead the sensor. • Be sure the outside of the cooking containers and the inside of the microwave oven are dry before placing food in the oven. Beads of moisture turning into steam can mislead the sensor.
  • Page 23 1.Follow package instructions, using Cook Time if the package is less than 1.75 ounces or larger than 3.5 ounces. Place the package of popcorn in the center of the microwave. 2.Press POPCORN. The oven starts immediately. If you open the door while “POPCORN”...
  • Page 24 Operating Instructions Sensor Features Reheat How to Use the Reheat Feature For reheating single servings of previously cooked foods or a plate of leftovers. 1.Place covered food in the oven. Press REHEAT. The oven starts immediately. 2.The oven signals when steam is sensed and the time remaining begins counting down.
  • Page 25: Sensor Cooking

    Operating Instructions Sensor Features Sensor Cooking Baked Potato The Baked Potato feature cooks 1/2–2 lbs. of potatoes. 1.Pierce skin with fork and place potatoes on the turntable. If cooking three or more potatoes, arrange in a star pattern. 2.Press BAKED POTATO. The oven starts immediately.
  • Page 26: Other Features

    Operating Instructions Other Features Help The HELP pad displays feature information and helpful hints. Press HELP, then select a feature pad. Cooking Complete Reminder To remind you that you have food in the oven, the oven will display “FOOD IS READY”...
  • Page 27 Remind time can be set up to 24 hours later. 1.Press REMIND. 2.Enter the time you want the oven to remind you. (Be sure the microwave clock shows the correct time of day.) 3.Select AM or PM. 4.Press REMIND. When Remind signal occurs, press REMIND to turn it off.
  • Page 28 Operating Instructions Other Features Child Lock-Out You may lock the control panel to prevent the microwave from being accidentally started or used by children. To lock or unlock the controls, press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about three seconds. When the control panel is locked, an “L”...
  • Page 29: Microwave Terms

    Feature 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 •...
  • Page 30: Care And Cleaning

    Do not use abrasive cleaners or sharp utensils on oven walls. Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part of your microwave. To clean the surface of the door and the surface of the oven that come together upon closing, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents using a sponge or soft cloth.
  • Page 31: How To Clean The Outside

    Ammonia or alcohol can damage the appearance of the microwave. Case Clean the outside of the microwave with a sudsy cloth. Rinse and then dry. Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth. Control Panel and Door Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Power surge. Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in. Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet. Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
  • Page 33 • Dull thumping sound while oven is operating. • TV-radio interference might be noticed while using the microwave. Similar to the interference caused by other small appliances, it does not indicate a problem with the microwave. Plug the microwave...
  • Page 34: Consumer Services

    Consumer Services WARRANTY...
  • Page 35 Consumer Services WARRANTY * NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed below: 1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
  • Page 36: If You Need Service

    Consumer Services IF YOU NEED SERVICE Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.

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