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Microwave Oven

Owner’s Manual

AMC5143AAB/W/Q

AMC5143AAS

AMC5143BCB/W/Q

AMC5143BCS

AMC5143AAB/W/Q

AMC5143BCB/W/Q

AMC5143AAS

AMC5143BCS

Part No. : W10177950

Safety

PRECAUTIONS TOAVOID

POSSIBLEEXPOSURE TO

EXCESSIVEMICROWAVE

ENERGY:

(a)Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-dooroperation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.

(b)Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.

(c)Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the

1)Door (bent or dented),

2)Hinges and latches (broken or loosened),

3)Door seals and sealing surfaces.

(d)The oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

WARNING

Always observe Safety Precautions when using your oven. Never try to repair the oven on your own – there is

dangerous voltage inside. If the oven needs to be repaired, call 1-800-843-0304U. S. A,1-800-807-6777

CANADA for the name of an authorized service center near you.

IMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRUCTIONS

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:

Read all safety instructions before using the appliance.

Read and follow the specific “Precautions to Avoid Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy” on this page.

This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlets. See “Important Grounding Instructions” on page 4 of this manual.

Install or place this appliance only in accordance with the installation

instructions provided.

Some items, like whole eggs and food in sealed containers, may explode if heated in this oven.

Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in the manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is not designed for industrial or laboratory use.

As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.

Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is

not working properly, or if it has been damaged.

This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

Do not cover or block any of the openings on this appliance.

SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS

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Safety

Important Safety Instructions, continued

Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use near water – for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.

Keep the inside of the oven clean. Food particles or spattered oils stuck to the oven walls or floor can cause paint damage and reduce the efficiency of the oven.

Do not immerse cord or plug in water.

Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

When cleaning door and oven surfaces, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.

To reduce the risk of fire in the oven:

a.Do not overcook food. Watch appliance carefully if paper, plastic, or other combustible materials are inside.

b.Remove wire twist-tiesfrom plastic cooking bags before placing bags in oven.

c.If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the oven door closed, turn the oven off, disconnect the power cord, or shut off the power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel. If the door is opened, the fire may spread.

d.Do not use the oven compartment for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the oven when not in use.

Do not try to preheat oven or operate while empty.

Do not cook without the glass tray in place on the oven floor. Food will not cook properly without the tray.

Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-neckedbottles. The containers can break.

Dishes and containers can become hot. Handle with care.

Carefully remove container coverings, directing steam away from hands and face.

Remove lids from baby food before heating. After heating baby food, stir well and test temperature by tasting before serving.

Do not operate any other heating or cooking appliance beneath this appliance.

Do not mount unit over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance.

Do not mount over a sink.

Do not store anything directly on top of the appliance when it is in operation.

Do not attempt to pull any part of the door by hand to open the door.

Open the door only utilizing the push button located at front-right-bottom side.(AMC5143AAB/W/Q, AMC5143BCB/W/Q)

Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY

BOILING OVER WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED

OR A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.

To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

1.Do not overheat the liquid.

2.Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.

3.Do not use straight-sidedcontainers with narrow necks.

4.After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container.

5.Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the container.

SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS

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Safety

IMPORTANTGROUNDING

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 electrical current. This appliance is equipped with a cord that includes a grounding wire and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. Plug the three-prongpower cord into a properly grounded outlet of standard 110120 voltage, 60 Hz. Your oven should be the only appliance on this circuit.

WARNING

Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified electrician or servicer if you do not understand the grounding instructions or if you are not sure if the appliance is properly grounded.

Use of Extension Cords

A short power-supplycord is provided to reduce the risk of becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord. Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and may be used if care is exercised in their use. If a long cord or extension cord is used:

1.The marked electrical rating of the cord set or extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance.

2.The extension cord must be a grounding-type3-wirecord and it must be plugged into a3-slotoutlet.

3.The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally. If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.

WARNING

Do not cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord under any circumstances.

Note:

Connect the oven to a 20A circuit.

When connecting the oven to a 15A circuit, make sure that circuit breaker is operable.

SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS

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Your New Microwave oven

Table of Contents

 

Safety ..................................................................................................

2

Your New Microwave oven................................................................

5

Checking Parts.......................................................................................

5

Setting Up Your Microwave Oven ..........................................................

6

Control Panel Buttons ........................................................................

6~7

Operation ............................................................................................

8

Turning on the Power and Selecting a Display Language .....................

8

Using the My Choice feature..................................................................

8

Selecting the Display Weight..................................................................

9

Setting the Clock 12HR/24HR................................................................

9

Setting the Clock ....................................................................................

9

Setting the Daylight Saving Time adjustment.......................................

10

Using the Pause/Cancel Button ...........................................................

10

Using the Help Button ..........................................................................

10

Using the Sensor Cook Buttons ...........................................................

10

Using the One Minute + Button ............................................................

11

Using the Snack Bar Button .................................................................

11

Sensor Reheat .....................................................................................

12

Defrosting Automatically.......................................................................

12

Using the Handy Helper Button............................................................

13

Using the Kids Meals Button ................................................................

13

Setting Cooking Times & Power Levels ...............................................

14

Setting the Word Prompting Speed......................................................

15

Using the More/Less Buttons ...............................................................

15

Adjusting the Volume ...........................................................................

16

Using the Kitchen Timer .......................................................................

16

Setting the Child Protection Lock .........................................................

16

Demonstration Mode ............................................................................

17

Setting the Remind End Signal ............................................................

17

Cooking Instructions .......................................................................

18

Cooking Utensils ..................................................................................

18

Testing Utensils....................................................................................

18

Cooking Techniques ............................................................................

19

General Tips.........................................................................................

19

Auto Sensor Cook ................................................................................

20

Utensils & Cover For Sensor Cooking..................................................

20

Important ..............................................................................................

20

Cooking Guide .....................................................................................

21

Auto Defrosting Guide..........................................................................

23

Recipes ................................................................................................

24

Sensor Cooking Guide .........................................................................

26

Sensor Reheat Guide...........................................................................

27

Sensor Recipes....................................................................................

27

Appendix...........................................................................................

30

Troubleshooting Guide.........................................................................

30

Care and Cleaning ...............................................................................

30

Specifications .......................................................................................

31

AMANA® MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY ................................

32

Quick Reference...............................................................................

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Checking Parts

Unpack your microwave oven and check to make sure that you have all the parts shown here. If any part is missing or broken, call your dealer.

microwave oven

roller guide ring

glass tray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

instruction manual

registration card

Built-InKit

AMC5143 can be used with optional trim kits for built-ininstallation.

Do not install above any wall ovens or heat sources.

Customer trim kits are available in White, Bisque, Black or Stainless Steel (UXA 0024AXW, Q, B, S).

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Your New Microwave oven

Setting Up Your Microwave Oven

Control Panel Buttons

 

AMC5143AAB/W/Q, AMC5143BCB/W/Q

1 Place the oven on a flat, sturdy surface and plug the cord into a grounded outlet. Once plugged in, the display on your oven will show after four seconds:

Make sure there is adequate ventilation for your oven by leaving at least four inches of space behind, above, and to the sides of the oven.

2 Open the oven door.

3 Wipe the inside of the oven with a damp cloth.

4 Place thepre-assembledring in the indentation in the center of the oven.

5 Place the glass tray on top of the ring so that the three glass tabs in the center of the tray fit securely into the tabs on the floor of the oven.

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Your New Microwave oven

Control Panel Buttons

AMC5143AAS, AMC5143BCS

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1.

One Minute +

p.11

 

Press once for every minute of cooking at High power.

 

2.

Sensor Reheat

p.12

3.

Auto Defrost

p.12

 

Sets weight of food to be defrosted.

 

4.

Sensor Cook Buttons

p.10

 

Sensor settings to cook popular foods.

 

5.

Handy Helper, Kids Meals, Snack Bar

p.13

 

Selects type of dish to be reheated.

 

6.

More/Less

p.15

 

Increase or decrease cooking time.

 

7.

Number Buttons

 

 

Set cooking times or amounts and power levels other than high.

8.

Power Level

p.14

 

Press this pad to set a power level other than high.

 

9.

Help

p.10

 

Press to see help information about the feature you are using.

10.

Pause/Cancel

p.10

 

Press to pause oven or correct a mistake.

 

11.

Kitchen Timer

p.16

 

Sets kitchen or convenience timer.

 

12.

My Choice

p.8

 

Press to set non-cookingfeature.

 

13.

Start

 

 

Press to start cooking.

 

14.

Clock

p.9

 

Sets current time

 

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Operation

Turning on the Power and Selecting a Display Language

The first time you plug the power cord into an outlet, or after there has been an interruption in power, the display shows after four seconds “ENJOY YOUR COOKING ------PRESS MY CHOICE FOR PERSONAL OPTIONS”

1 PressMy Choice immediately after plugging in your microwave. The display will show “PRESS1-9TO SELECT VARIOUS OPTIONS”.

2 Press the“1” button. The display will show:

3 PressMy Choice The display will show:

4 PressMy Choice repeatedly to select the language you wish to use:

ENGLISH

FRENCH

SPANISH

If you continue to press My Choice, the settings will cycle in the order shown here:

5 Press the“Start” button.

Using the My Choice feature

Your new microwave oven can be customized to suit your personal tastes. Simply press My Choice to set these options. For your convenience, all the options are summarized in the following table:

My Choice

Description

Operation

options

 

 

 

 

 

Display Weight

Weight options are

Press My Choice,2 and select by

 

pounds or kilo-

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

grams.

To set, press Start.

 

 

 

Adjusting the

Volume options

Press My Choice,3 and select by

Volume

include Off, Low,

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

Medium, High and

To set, press Start.

 

Melody 1~5.

 

 

 

 

Remind End

The Remind End

Press My Choice,4 and select by

Signal

Signal can be

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

turned On and Off.

To set, press Start.

 

 

 

Child Protec-

This feature pre-

Press My Choice,5 and select by

tion Lock

vents use by unsu-

pressing My Choice. To set,

 

pervised children.

press Start.

 

 

 

Clock

The clock can dis-

Press My Choice,6 and select by

12HR/24HR

play either 12HR

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

or 24HR time

To set, press Start.

 

modes.

 

 

 

 

Word Prompt-

There are five

Press My Choice,7 and select by

ing Speed

speeds, from Level

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

1(slowest) to Level

To set, press Start.

 

5 (fastest). Default

 

 

is Level 3.

 

 

 

 

Daylight Sav-

The time can be

Press My Choice,8 and select by

ings Time

advanced one hour

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

Adjustment

for DST without

To set, press Start.

 

resetting the Clock.

 

 

 

 

Demonstration

The Demo Mode

Press My Choice,9 and select by

Mode

can be turned On

repeatedly pressing My Choice.

 

and Off.

To set, press Start.

 

 

 

If there is a power interruption, you will need to reset these options.

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Operation

Selecting the Display Weight

You can choose between pounds(LBS) and kilograms(KG).

1 PressMy Choice button and then press the2 button. The display shows ‘LBS OR KG”.

2 Press theMy Choice button repeatedly to select the weight measurements you wish to use.

3 Press theStart button.

Setting the Clock 12HR/24HR

The time can be displayed in either 24-houror12-hourformat.

1 Press theMy Choice button and then6.

The display shows “CLOCK 12HR/24HR OPTION”.

2 Press theMy Choice button repeatedly to select either 12HR or 24HR.

3 Press theStart button.

Setting the Clock

1 Press theClock button. The display will show:

2 Use the number buttons to enter the current time.

You must press at least three numbers to set the clock. For example, if the current time is 5:00, enter 5,0,0.

3 PressClock again. A colon will appear, indicating that the time is set.

If there is a power interruption, you will need to reset the clock.

You can check the current time while cooking is in progress by pressing the Clock button.

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Operation

Setting the Daylight Saving Time adjustment

1 Press theMy Choice button and then8.

The Display shows “DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ON/OFF”.

2 Press theMy Choice button to select ON. Press again to select OFF.

3 Press theStart button. Time of day will advance one hour. If OFF is selected, time will go back one hour.

If the clock is set for standard time, this function allows convenient time changes without needing to reset the clock. Daylight Saving Time begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of April, and reverts to Standard time at 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October.

Using the Pause/Cancel Button

The Pause/Cancel 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 Pause/Cancel once. To restart, pressStart.

To stop cooking, erase instructions, and return the oven display to the time of day: Press Pause/Cancel twice.

To clear instructions you have just entered: press Pause/Cancel once, thenre-enterthe instructions.

To cancel a timer setting: press Pause/Cancel once.

Using the Help Button

Your microwave offers helpful instructions for many procedures.

1 When you need feature information and helpful hints, press theHelp button and then press the button that you want to get information on. Help information is available in 3 languages (English, French and Spanish).

Using the Sensor Cook Buttons

By actually sensing the steam that escapes as food heats, this feature automatically adjusts the oven’s heating time for various types and amounts of precooked food. All food should be precooked and at refrigerator temperature.

1 Press theSensor Cook button corresponding to the food you are cooking (Popcorn, for example). The display shows “POPCORN” and your microwave oven will begin cooking automatically.

MICRO

When cooking popcorn, wait at least five minutes between each bag to avoid overheating the glass tray. If you want to adjust the cooking time, you can use the More/Less buttons. See page 15 for more information. If you want to check the current time while cooking is in progress, press theClock button.

• See page 26 for the Sensor Cooking Guide

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