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Kenmore 970-8616 Use & Care Manual


Use & Care Guide
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Français
970-8616, 8617, 8618, 8619*

Microwave Oven

Four à micro-ondes
* = color number, numéro de couleur*
P/N 316902436 Rev B
Sears Canada Inc.,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2B8


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  • Page 1: Microwave Oven

    Use & Care Guide Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Français Model/Modèles: 970-8616, 8617, 8618, 8619* Kenmore ® Microwave Oven Four à micro-ondes * = color number, numéro de couleur* P/N 316902436 Rev B Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2B8...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Date of Purchase: Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future reference. Kenmore Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY A ) D o n o t a t t e m p t t o o p e r a t e t h i s o v e n w i t h t h e d o o r o p e n s i n c e o p e n - d o o r o p e r a t i o n c a n r e s u l t i n h a r m f u l e x p o s u r e t o m i c r o w a v e e n e r g y .
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave oven energy when using your appliance, follow basic safety precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the cord or plug, if it is not working properly or if it appliance.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS RADIO INTERFERENCE 1. Operation of the microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment. 2. When there is interference, it may be reduce or eliminated by taking the following mea- sures: A. Clean door and sealing surface of the oven. B.
  • Page 6 UTENSILS CAUTION PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD Tightly-closed utensils could explode. Closed containers should be opened and plastic pouches should be pierced before cooking. See the instructions on "Materials you can use in microwave oven or to be avoided in microwave oven." There may be certain non-metallic utensils that are not safe to use for microwaving.
  • Page 7: Microwave Features

    MICROWAVE FEATURES The rating label is located inside the cavity on the left wall of the microwave. SETTING UP YOUR OVEN Parts and Accessories A) Control Panel B) Turntable shaft C) Turntable ring assembly D) Glass tray Oven window F) Door assembly G) Safety interlock system Installation Notes:...
  • Page 8: Countertop Installation

    COUNTERTOP INSTALLATION Remove all packing material and accessories. Examine the oven for any damage such as dents or broken door. Do not install if oven is damaged. Remove any protective film found on the microwave oven cabinet surface. Do not remove the light brown Mica cover that is attached to the oven cavity to protect the magnetron.
  • Page 9: Microwave Operation

    MICROWAVE OPERATION M icrowave symbol (21) (1) popcorn (13) express cook (3 instant settings) D efrost symbol (22) (2) sensor reheat (14) number pads (0 thru 9) High Power symbol (23) (3) frozen pizza (15) power level L ow Power symbol (24) (4) favorite (16) cook time...
  • Page 10: Setting The Clock

    OPERATION SETTING THE CLOCK When the microwave oven is plugged in, the oven displays “0:00”, and beeps once. The time you enter must be between 1:00 - 12:59. Example: to set 12:12 1. Press the clock button, the oven displays 00:00, the first 0 flashes, and the clock icon Clock lights.
  • Page 11: Microwave Cooking

    OPERATION MICROWAVE COOKING Select different microwave power level and set cooking time as desired. There are ten power levels from which to choose. Level Power 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% Display PL10 PL9 PL8 PL7 PL6 PL5 PL4 When a power level between level 8-10 is chosen, the...
  • Page 12: Defrost By Time

    OPERATION DEFROST BY TIME 1. Press Time Defrost. The oven displays 00:00. Time icons light up. Defrost 2. Press the number keys to set defrosting time. 3. Press Start/+30sec button to start defrosting. 4. The default power level is PL3 and cannot be changed.
  • Page 13: Multi-Stage Cooking

    OPERATION MULTI-STAGE COOKING You may set a maximum of two cooking stages. If one of the stages is defrost, it will be the first stage. The microwave oven will beep twice after each of the cooking stages, then the next stage will begin. Note: Auto Menu cannot be set as one of the multi-stage options.
  • Page 14 POPCORN Popcorn 1. Touch Popcorn once for 2. Touch Popcorn twice for 1.75 3. Touch Popcorn three times for 3.5 oz. 4. Touch START/+30 SEC to begin cooking.
  • Page 15: Sensor Cooking

    SENSOR COOKING The microwave oven sensor automatically adjusts the cooking time to the type and amount of cooking desired. For example, if a frozen entree is selected, SC-8 is displayed. Press Start/+30sec to start the sensor reheat function, and SC-8 flashes. You do not need to set the time. The sensor beeps 5 times when finished.
  • Page 16 OPERATION Sensor Cook Menu Chart Menu Weight Initial Additional Temperature Instructions SC-1 8-12 oz. + 41° F This feature reheats a dinner plate. It may (5 C) ° Sensor Reheat (225-340g) be covered, but must have a vent for escaping steam. While cooking time counts down, press Stop/Cancel to pause in order to mix food.
  • Page 17: Changing Your Overlay To French

    OPERATION Changing the overlay for your Kenmore oven from English to French is very simple. Follow the steps below to make the change. 1. Your microwave comes with a default English version of the overlay. 2. Peel the overlay from the top.
  • Page 18: Solutions To Common Problems

    BEFORE YOU CALL SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS Troubleshooting Check your problem using the chart below and try the solutions. If the oven still does not work properly, contact the nearest authorized service center. Trouble Possible Cause Possible Remedy Oven will not start Electrical cord for oven is not Plug into the outlet plugged in.
  • Page 19: Master Protection Agreements

    Contrats de protection principaux Félicitations! Vous avez fait un bon achat. Votre nouvel appareil ® Kenmore est conçu et fabriqué dans le but de vous offrir plusieurs années d'utilisation sans tracas. Cependant, comme tout appareil, il peut nécessiter un entretien préventif ou des réparations occasionnelles. C'est pourquoi un contrat de protection principal peut vous permettre d'épargner de l’argent et vous éviter des problèmes.

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