Frigidaire 316495057 User Manual

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Microwave Oven

with Convenience Pad



Important Safety Instructions .....


Features and Specifications ..........


Before Operating ............................


Manual Operation .....................


Convenience Operation .........


Cooking Charts ......................


Care & Cleaning .....................


Before You Call


Solutions to Common Problems ........................


Questions or for Service Call:

Warranty .........................

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Welcome & Congratulations

Product Registration

Be sure to register your product. The self-addressedPRODUCTREGISTRATION CARDshould be filled in completely, signed and returned to Electrolux Home Products.

This Use & Care Manual contains general operating instructions for your appliance and feature information for several models. Your microwave may not have all the described features. The graphics shown are representative. The graphics on your microwave may not look exactly like those shown.

Congratulations on your purchase of a new microwave! At Electrolux Home Products, we are very proud of our product and are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our number one priority.

We know you’ll enjoy your new microwave and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.


This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your microwave only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

Be sure to record your model and serial number. The serial plate is located on the back of the microwave oven.

Please record your model and serial number and date of purchase in the spaces provided below for future reference in case your microwave should ever require servicing:

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

©2007 Electrolux Home Products, Inc. All rights reserved.


Important Safety Instructions

What You Need to

Know About Safety


Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in the Use & Care Guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining or operating a microwave.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety

Symbols, Words, Labels



Important Safety Instructions



Grounding Instructions Commission Radio

Frequency Interference

Statement (U.S.A. Only)

a) A short power-supplycord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.

b) Extension cords may be used if care is exercised in their use.

c)If a extension cord is used:

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

2.The extension cord must be a grounding-type3-wirecord. and

3.The longer cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be tripped over, snagged, or pulled on unintentionally.

If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower dound may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.



Important Safety Instructions

Precautions to Avoid

Possible Exposure to

Excessive Microwave


Adhere to the following precautions:

• DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tampler with the safety interlock switches.

• DO NOT place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.

• DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing so could cause damage.

• 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:

1.door (bent),

2.hinges and latches (broken or loosended),

3.door seals and sealing surfaces.

Oven should not be be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properaly qualified service personnel.



Important Safety Instructions

When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed to reduce the risk of burns, electric shocks, fire or injury to persons or exposure to excessive microvave energy.

1READ ALL instructions before using oven.


3This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS found on Page 4

4 Install or locate this oven ONLY in accordance with the installation instructions in this Use & Care Manual.

5Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers - for example, closed jars - are able to

explode and SHOULD NOT beHEATED in this oven.

6 Use this oven ONLY for its intended use as described in this Use & Care Manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this oven. This type of oven is specifically designed to heat, cook, or dry food. It is

not designed for industrial or laboratory use.


7As with any

necessary when used by CHILDREN or INFIRM


8DO NOT operate this oven if it has a damaged cord or

power plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.appliance,CLOSE SUPERVISION

9This oven, including power cord, must be serviced ONLY by qualified service personnel. Special tools are required to service oven. Contact nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

10DO NOT cover or block any vents or openings on the oven.

11 DO NOT store this oven outdoors.DO NOT use this appliance near water - for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or similar locations.

12DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.

13Keep cord AWAY fromHEATED surfaces.

14DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or counter.

15Review the door cleaning instructions in the Care & Cleaning section.

16To avoid the risk of fir in the oven cavity: injury to persons or exposure to excessive microvave energy.

aDO NOTovercook food. Carefully attend oven when paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.

bRemove wire twist-tiesfrom paper or plastic bags before placing bag in oven.

cIf materials inside the oven ignite, keep oven door CLOSED, turn oven off and disconnect the power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.

dDO NOT use this oven cavity for storage.DO NOT leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the caity when not in use.

17 Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing

to be boiling due to surface tension of the liquid. 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 A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.

18 DO NOT heat baby bottles in oven

19Baby food jars shall be open when heated and contents stirred or shaken before consumption, in order to avoid burns.

20DO NOT use this oven for commercial purposes it is made for household use only.

21Clean the ventillating hood frequently.

22DO NOT allow grease to accumulate on the hood or filters.

23Use care when cleaning the ventilating hood filters. Corrosive cleaning agents such as lye-basedoven cleaners may damage the filters.

24When flaming foods under the hood, turn the fan on.

25Suitable for use above both gas and electric cooking equipment 36 inches or less wide.



Features & Specifications

Microwave features

Front View Bottom View


Ventilation openings

Surface lights




































Control panel



(3)Potato (1-3potatoes)

(4)Reheat (3 different settings)

(5)Defrost (by timeor weight)

(6)EasySet (3 instant key settings)

(7)numeric pads (0 thru 9)

3 (8) Clock


(10)Cook Time

(11)Power Level (10 power levels available)

5(12) +30 sec ~ Press this pad to add 30 seconds to cook time. Each press will add additional 30 seconds to the cook time.


8 (14) Stop/Cancel

(15)Exhaust (High/Low/Off ~ Use to turn the exhaust fan on, off or to adjust fan speed.

9(16) Surface Light ~ Press this pad to turn the surface lights on or off.


Oven specifications




Power Supply

120VAC, 60 Hz

Input Power







Cooking Power




2,450 MHz


Outer Dimensions




29.88”x15.75”x 15.04”

Cavity Volume

1.5 cubic ft.


Net Weight

56.20 lbs.





Before Operating

Learn more about your microwave oven

To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do not operate the microwave oven empty.

To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage, do not use stoneware, aluminum foil, metal utensils, or metal trimmed utensils in the microwave oven.

Setting the clock

Example: setting clock display for 9:00:

1.Touch Clock pad once for AM, touch twice for PM.

2.Enter time using number pads.

3.Touch Clock pad again.

Microwave utensil guide




Do not use

Oven proof glass (specifically treated

Metal utensils:


for high intensity heat):


Metal shields the food from microwave energy and produces uneven


Utility dishes, loaf dishes, pie plates,




cooking. Also, avoid metal skewers, thermometers or foil trays. Metal


cake plates, liquid measuring cups,




utensils can cause arcing, which can damage your microwave oven.


casseroles and bowls without metallic



Metal decoration:





Bowls, cups, serving plates and platters without metallic trim.





Aluminum foil:


Bowls, cups, serving plates and platters



Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and


without metallic trim.




may cause harmful arcing. Use small pieces of foil to shield poultry






legs and wings. Keep ALL aluminum foil at least 1 inch from the side


walls of the oven cavity and door of the microwave.


Plastic wrap (as a cover) - lay the plastic





wrap loosely over the dish and press it to


the sides. Vent plastic wrap by turning


Wooden bowls and boards will dry out and may split or crack when


back one edge slightly to allow excess


you use them in the microwave oven. Baskets made of wood will react


steam to escape. The dish should be


in the same way.


deep enough so that the plastic wrap will

Tightly covered utensils:


not touch the food. Use plastic dishes,



Be sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered


cups, semi-rigidfreezer containers and



plastic bags for short cooking times. Use


cookware. Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items


these with care because the plastic may


before cooking. Tightly closed pouches may explode.


soften from the heat of the food.

Brown paper:



Avoid using brown paper bags. They absorb heat and can burn.

Flawed or chipped cooking utensils:


Paper towls, waxed paper, paper napkins



Any utensil that is cracked, flawed or chipped may break in the oven.


and paper plates with no metallic trim or



design. Look for the manufacturer’s label

Metal twist ties:


for any special instructions for use in the



Remove metal twist ties from plastic or paper bags. They become hot






and could cause a fire.









Manual Operation

Setting the timer

Example: setting timer for 5 minutes:

1. Touch Timer pad once.

2. Enter desired time using number pads.

3. Touch Timerpad.

When the timer has reached the end of set time, you will hear beep alerts indicating the timer has run out.

Exhaust High / Low / Off

The exhaust ventilation moves steam and other cooking vapors from the cooking surface of the range below the microwaveoven.

To operate the exhaust vent, Touch the

Exhaust High/Low/Off pad once for the highest speed setting. Touch the pad again to choose the Low speed setting and a 3rd time to turn the exhaust ventilation off.

Note: If the temperature gets too hot around the microwave oven, the fan in the exhaust vent hood will automatically turn on at the LOW setting to cool the oven. The will automatically turn off when the internal parts are cool. When this occurs, the vent cannot be turned off.

Surface Light / On / Off

Touch the Surface Light/On/Offpad once for a cooking surface light. Press the pad again to turn the light off.

Control Lock

You may lock the control panel to prevent the microwave from being accidentally started or used by children.

The control lock feature is very useful when cleaning the control panel. The lock will prevent accidental programming when wiping the control panel clean.

Example: to set the control lock ON:

Touch and hold the Stop/Cancel pad for more




than 3 seconds. The Lock icon will appear in




the display window along with 2 beeps.

hold for 3



Example: to change the control lock from ON to OFF:

Touch and hold the Stop/Cancel pad for



more than 3 seconds. The Lock icon will





disappear in the display window.

hold for 3



Using EasySet

Microwave heating or cooking may be quickly set at 100% power level for 1, 2 or 3 minutes. Use the number keys 1, 2 or 3 to choose the desired minutes of cook time (this option will only work using the 1, 2 or 3 numeric pads):

Example: to quickly heat for 2 minutes at 100% power:

Touch number pads 1, 2 or 3 for desired minutes of cook time.

Note: theEasySet function cannot be set when using theDefrost (by weight) feature.


Manual Operation

Heating with high power level

Example: to heat for 5 minutes at 100% power:

1. Press Cook Time pad.

2.Use the number pads to enter desired heating time (cook time may be set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).

3. Touch STARTpad.

When heating has finished you will hear beeps and "Good" will display.

Heating with lower power levels

Using the highest power level to heat foods with does not always give the best results when some types of food need slower cooking, such as roasts, baked goods or custards. Your oven has nine other power levels you may choose.

Example: to heat for 4 minutes at 70% power:

1. Press Cook Time.

2.Use the number pads to enter desired heating time (cook time may be set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).

3. Press Power Level pad once for power level 10 (100% power).

4.Use the number key to change the power level to 7. PL7 appears in the display (70 % power).

5. Press START pad.

When heating has finished you will hear beeps and "Good" will display.

Heating with multiple cooking stages

For best results, some microwave recipes call for different power levels or different lengths of time for cooking. Your microwave may be set to change from one stage to another automatically (2 stages maximum).

Example: to cook food for 3 minutes at 80% power and then 50% power for 6 minutes 30 seconds:

1. Press Cook Time.

2. Use the number pads to enter heating time for the 1st stage (cook time may be set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).

3. Press Power Level pad once.

4.Use the number keys to enter power level for the 1st stage. PL8 appears in the display (80 % power).

5. Press Cook Time pad for 2nd stage.

6. Use the number pads to enter heating time for the 2nd stage (cook time may be set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds).

7. Press Power Level pad for 2nd stage.

8.Use the number key to enter power level for the 2nd stage. PL5 appears in the display (50 % power).

9. Press START pad.

When heating has finished you will hear beeps and "Good" will display.


Power level must always be programmed for first stage - 100% =10.