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Over-the-Range

Microwave Oven

CFMV145, FMV145

Important

Safety Information . . 2–8

Grounding

Instructions . . . . . . . . 9

Features . . . . . .10, 25–26

Getting Started . . . . .11

Operating

Instructions . . . . . 12–24

Care and

Cleaning . . . . . . . 27–31

Troubleshooting . . 32–33

Consumer

Services

Warranty & Service . . 34–36

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS P/N 316137205 Rev. C 06-02 JR

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE USING

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY

For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

Do Not Attempt to operate this oven with the door open sinceopen-dooroperation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.

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 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),

2.hinges and latches (broken or loosened),

3.door seals and sealing surfaces.

The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

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Before you call for service, there are a few things you can do to help us serve you better.

Read this manual.

It contains instructions to help you use and maintain your microwave properly.

If you received a damaged oven...immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the oven.

Save time and money.

Check the section titled “Troubleshooting” before calling. This section helps you solve common problems that might occur. If you do need service, you can relax knowing help is only a phone call away.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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

This microwave oven is UL and CSA listed for installation over electric and gas ranges.

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” on page 2.

This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See Grounding Instructions section on page 9.

Do not mount this appliance over a sink.

Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided Installation Instructions.

This over-the-rangeoven was designed

for use over ranges no wider than 36(91 cm). It may be installed over

both gas and electric cooking equipment.

Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged power cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been damaged or dropped.

Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.

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

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE USING

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

Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.

Do not immerse power cord or plug in water.

See door surface cleaning instructions in the Care and Cleaning section(s) of this manual.

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

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

To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:

Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven while cooking.

Remove wire twist-tiesand metal handles from paper or plastic containers before placing them in the oven.

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

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

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Special Notes About Microwaving

Arcing

If you see arcing, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and correct the problem.

Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by:

Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.

Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).

The metal shelf not installed correctly so it touches the microwave wall.

Metal, such as twist-ties,poultry pins, orgold-rimmeddishes, in the microwave.

Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used in the microwave.

Foods

Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a special microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.

Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers—forexample, closedjars—willexplode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. 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.

Operating the microwave with no food inside for more than a minute or two may cause damage to the oven and could start a fire. It increases the heat around the magnetron and can shorten the life of the oven.

Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such as potatoes, hot dogs, sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other giblets, and egg yolks should be pierced to allow steam to escape during cooking.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE USING

Safety Fact SUPERHEATED WATER

Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach the boiling point. They can actually get superheated and not bubble at all.

Superheated liquid will bubble up out of the cup when it is moved or when something like a spoon or tea bag is put into it.

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. Make sure all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding when warming formula or breast milk. The container may feel cooler than the milk really is. Always test the milk before feeding the baby.

Spontaneous boiling – Under certain special circumstances, liquids may start to boil during or shortly after removal from the microwave oven. To prevent burns from splashing liquid, we recommend the following: before removing the container from the oven, allow the container to stand in the oven for 30 to 40 seconds after the oven has shut off. Do not boil liquids in narrow-neckedcontainers such as soft drink bottles, wine flasks and especiallynarrow-neckedcoffee cups. Even if the container is opened, excessive steam can build up and cause it to burst or overflow.

Do not defrost frozen beverages in narrow-neckedbottles (especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container to burst, possibly resulting in injury.

Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when opening any containers of hot food, including popcorn bags, cooking pouches and boxes. To prevent possible injury, direct steam away from hands and face.

Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.

Cook meat and poultry thoroughly— meat to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F (71°C). and poultry to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F (82°C). Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against food-borneillness.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Special Notes About Microwaving

Microwave-SafeCookware

Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is suitable for

microwaving. Most glass casseroles, cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china dinnerware which does not have metallic trim or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware is labeled “suitable for microwaving.”

How to test for a microwave-safedish.

If you are not sure if a dish is microwavesafe, use this test: Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass measuring cup filled with 1 cup of water—setthe measuring cup either in or next to the dish. Microwave 30 to 45 seconds at high. If the dish heats, it should not be used for microwaving.

If the dish remains cool and only the water in the cup heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.

If you use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.

Some styrofoam trays (like those that meat is packaged on) have a thin strip of metal embedded in the bottom. When microwaved, the metal can burn the floor of the oven or ignite a paper towel.

Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled paper towels, napkins and waxed paper can contain metal flecks which may cause arcing or ignite. Paper products containing nylon or nylon filaments should be avoided, since they may also ignite.

Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers.

Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave ovens. Check the package for proper use.

Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap can be used to cover dishes in order to retain moisture and prevent spattering. Be sure to vent plastic wrap so steam

can escape.

Cookware may become hot because of heat transferred from the heated food. Pot holders may be needed to handle the cookware.

“Boilable” cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags should be slit, pierced or vented as directed by package. If they are not, plastic could burst during or immediately after cooking, possibly resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage containers should be at least partially uncovered because they form a tight seal. When cooking with containers tightly covered with plastic wrap, remove covering carefully and direct steam away from hands and face.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE USING

Microwave-SafeCookware(continued)

Use foil only as directed in this manual.

TV dinners may be microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4(2 cm) 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 (2.5 cm) away from the sides of the oven.

Plastic cookware – Plastic cookware designed for microwave cooking is very useful, but should be used carefully. Even microwave-safeplastic may not be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as are glass or ceramic materials and may soften or char if subjected to short periods of overcooking.

In longer exposures to overcooking, the food and cookware could ignite. Follow these guidelines:

1.Use microwave-safeplastics only and use them in strict compliance with the cookware manufacturer’s recommendations.

2.Do not microwave empty containers.

3.Do not permit children to use plastic cookware without complete supervision.

The Exhaust Fan

The fan will operate automatically under certain conditions (see Automatic Fan feature). Take care to prevent the starting and spreading of accidental cooking fires while the exhaust fan is in use.

Clean the underside of the microwave often. Do not allow grease to build up on the microwave or the fan filters.

In the event of a grease fire on the surface units below the microwave oven, smother a flaming pan on the surface unit by covering the pan completely with a lid, a cookie sheet or a flat tray.

Use care when cleaning the exhaust fan filters. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-basedoven cleaners, may damage the filters.

When preparing flaming foods under the microwave, turn the exhaust fan on.

Never leave surface units beneath your microwave oven unattended at high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite and spread if the microwave exhaust fan is operating. To minimize automatic fan operation, use adequate-sizedcookware and use high heat on surface units only when necessary.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Grounding Instructions/Optional Kits

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.

This appliance is equipped with a power cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded.

Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if the grounding instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.

If the outlet is a standard 2-prongwall outlet, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded3-prongwall outlet.

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

Do not use an adapter plug with this appliance.

Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If the power cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service technician install an outlet near the appliance.

For best operation, plug this appliance into its own electrical outlet to prevent flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit breaker.

Optional Kits

Filler Panel Kits

JX40WH or JX46WH – White JX41 or JX46BL – Black

When replacing a 36(91 cm) range hood, filler panel kits fill in the additional width to provide a custombuilt-inappearance.

For installation between cabinets only; not for end-of-cabinetinstallation. Each kit contains two3-wide(8 cm) filler panels.

Filter Kits

JX81A – Recirculating Charcoal Filter Kit

Filter kits are used when the microwave oven cannot be vented to the outside.

Available at extra cost from your Frigidaire supplier.

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Microwave Features

Here is a quick guide to the features and controls of your microwave oven.

NOTE: This manual covers several models so the illustration may not look exactly

like your model. However, operating

for each of the features and functions

of your microwave will be found in

manual.

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 9

8

FMV145

950 Watts

CFMV145

900 Watts

1.Door Handle. Pull to open the door. The door must be securely latched for the microwave to operate.

2.Door Latches.

3.Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows cooking to be viewed while keeping microwaves confined

in the oven.

4.Touch Control Panel.

5.Cooktop Lights.

6.Grease Filters.

7.Removable Turntable. Turntable and support mustbe in place when using the oven. The turntable may be removed for cleaning.

8. Convenience Guide.

NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and oven light are located on the inside walls of the microwave oven. Model and serial numbers are on a label inside the oven.

9.Shelf. The metal shelf is specially designed for the microwave oven to allow you to microwave several foods at once. Food microwaves best when placed directly on the turntable.

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Getting Started

You can microwave by time or with the convenience features.

(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)

Time Features

Press

Enter

Cook Time I & II

Amount of cooking time.

Press once or twice

Auto/Time Defrost

Amount of defrosting time.

Press twice

Express Cook

Starts immediately!

Power Level

Power level 1–10.

Plus 30 Seconds

Starts immediately!

Convenience Features

Press

Enter

Option

Auto/Time Defrost

Food weight.

 

Press once

 

Reheat

Food type 1– 6.

1– 3 servings

Popcorn

Starts immediately!

more/less time

Press once

3.5 oz. (99 g)

 

Press twice

3.0 oz. (85 g)

 

Press 3 times

1.75 oz.(50 g)

 

Beverage

Starts immediately!

1– 3 servings

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Operating Instructions

Changing Power Levels

How to Change the Power Level

The power level may be entered or changed immediately after entering the feature time for COOK TIME, TIME DEFROST or EXPRESS COOK. The power level may also be changed during time countdown.

1.Press COOK TIME or select Time Defrost.

2.Enter cooking or defrosting time.

3.Press POWER LEVEL.

4.Select desired power level 1–10.

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. Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain percent of the time. Power level 7 is microwave energy 70% of the time. Power level 3 is energy 30% of the time.

A high setting (10) will cook faster but food may need more frequent stirring, rotating or turning over. Most cooking will be done on High (power level 10).

A lower setting will cook more evenly and need less stirring or rotating of the food.

Some foods may have better flavor, texture or appearance if one of the lower settings is used. Use a lower power level when cooking foods that have a tendency to boil over, such as scalloped potatoes.

Rest periods (when the microwave energy cycles off) give time for the food to “equalize” or transfer heat to the inside of the food. An example of this is shown with power level 3—thedefrost cycle. If microwave energy did not cycle off, the outside of the food would cook before the inside was defrosted.

Here are some examples of uses for various power levels:

Power Level Best Uses

High 10 Fish, bacon, vegetables, boiling liquids.

Med-High 7 Gentle cooking of meat and poultry; baking casseroles and reheating.

Medium 5 Slow cooking and tenderizing such as stews and less tender cuts of meat.

Low 2 or 3 Defrosting without cooking; simmering; delicate sauces.

Warm 1 Keeping food warm without overcooking; softening butter.

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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. Close the door and press START to resume cooking.

1.Press COOK TIME.

2.Enter cooking time.

3.Change power level if you don’t want full power. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select a desired power level 1–10.)

Cook Time II

Lets you change power levels automatically during cooking. Here’s how to do it:

1.Press COOK TIME.

2.Enter the first cook time.

3.Change the power level if you don’t want full power. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select a desired power level 1–10.)

4.Press COOK TIME again.

5.Enter the second cook time.

6.Change the power level if you don’t want full power. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select a power level 1–10.)

7.Press START.

At the end of Cook Time I, Cook Time II counts down.

4. Press START.

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Operating Instructions

Cooking Guide For Cook Time I & II

NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.

Vegetable

Amount

Time

Comments

Asparagus

 

 

 

(fresh spears)

1 lb. (.45 kg)

6 to 9 min.,

In 112-qt.oblong glass baking dish,

 

 

Med-High(7)

place 1/4 cup water.

(frozen spears)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole.

 

package

 

 

Beans

 

 

 

(fresh green)

1 lb. (.45 kg)

9 to 11 min.

In 112-qt.casserole, place 1/2 cup water.

 

cut in half

 

 

(frozen green)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

6 to 8 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 2 tablespoons

 

package

 

water.

(frozen lima)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

6 to 8 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 1/4 cup water.

 

package

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beets

 

 

 

(fresh, whole)

1 bunch

17 to 21 min.

In 2-qt.casserole, place 1/2 cup water.

 

 

 

 

Broccoli

 

 

 

(fresh cut)

1 bunch

7 to 10 min.

In 2-qt.casserole, place 1/2 cup water.

 

(114 to 112 lbs.)

 

 

 

(.57 to .68 kg)

 

 

(fresh spears)

1 bunch

9 to 13 min.

In 2-qt.oblong glass baking dish, place

 

(114 to 112 lbs.)

 

1/4 cup water. Rotate dish after half

 

(.57 to .68 kg)

 

of time.

(frozen,

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole.

chopped)

package

 

 

(frozen spears)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 3 tablespoons

 

package

 

water.

Cabbage

 

 

 

(fresh)

1 medium head

8 to 11 min.

In 112- or2-qt.casserole, place 1/4 cup

 

(about 2 lbs.)

 

water.

 

( about .90 kg)

 

 

(wedges)

 

7 to 10 min.

In 2- or 3-qt.casserole, place 1/4 cup

 

 

 

water.

 

 

 

 

Carrots

 

 

 

(fresh, sliced)

1 lb. (.45 kg)

7 to 9 min.

In 112-qt.casserole, place 1/4 cup water.

(frozen)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 2 tablespoons

 

package

 

water.

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower

 

 

 

(flowerets)

1 medium head

9 to 14 min.

In 2-qt.casserole, place 1/2 cup water.

(fresh, whole)

1 medium head

10 to 17 min.

In 2-qt.casserole, place 1/2 cup water.

(frozen)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 2 tablespoons

 

package

 

water.

 

 

 

 

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Operating Instructions

Cooking Guide For Cook Time I & II

Vegetable

Amount

Time

Comments

 

 

 

 

Corn

 

 

 

(frozen kernel)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 2 tablespoons

 

package

 

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. If corn is in husk, use no water;

 

 

 

if corn has been husked, add 1/4 cup

 

 

 

water. Rearrange after half of time.

(frozen)

1 ear

5 to 6 min.

Place in 2-qt.oblong glass baking dish.

 

2 to 6 ears

3 to 4 min.

Cover with vented plastic wrap.

 

 

per ear

Rearrange after half of time.

 

 

 

 

Mixed

 

 

 

vegetables

 

 

 

(frozen)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 3 tablespoons

 

package

 

water.

 

 

 

 

Peas

 

 

 

(fresh, shelled)

2 lbs. unshelled

9 to 12 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 1/4 cup water.

(frozen)

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 2 tablespoons

 

package

 

water.

 

 

 

 

Potatoes

 

 

 

(fresh, cubed,

4 potatoes

9 to 12 min.

Peel and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place

white)

(6 to 8 oz. each)

 

in 2-qt.casserole with 1/2 cup water.

 

(.17 to .23 kg)

 

Stir after half of time.

(fresh, whole,

1 (6 to 8 oz.)

3 to 4 min.

Pierce with cooking fork. Place

sweet or white)

(.17 to .23 kg)

 

in center of the oven. Let stand 5

 

 

 

minutes.

 

 

 

 

Spinach

 

 

 

(fresh)

10 to 16 oz.

5 to 7 min.

In 2-qt.casserole, place washed spinach.

 

(.28 to .45 kg)

 

 

(frozen,

10-oz.(.28 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 1-qt.casserole, place 3 tablespoons

chopped

package

 

water.

and leaf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squash

 

 

 

(fresh, summer

1 lb. (.45 kg)

5 to 7 min.

In 112-qt.casserole, place 1/4 cup water.

and yellow)

sliced

 

 

(winter, acorn,

1 to 2 squash

8 to 11 min.

Cut in half and remove fibrous

butternut)

(about 1 lb. each)

 

membranes. In 2-qt.oblong glass

 

(about .45 kg

 

baking dish, place squash cut-side-

 

each)

 

down. Turn cut-side-upafter 4 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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Operating Instructions

Time Features

Time Defrost

Allows you to defrost for the length of time you select. See the Defrosting Guide for suggested times.

1.Press AUTO/TIME DEFROST twice.

2.Enter defrosting time.

3.Press START.

4.Turn food over when the oven signals.

5.Press START.

(Auto Defrost explained in the section on Convenience Features.)

Power level 3 is automatically set, but you may change this for more flexibility. You may defrost small items more quickly by raising the power level after entering the time. However, they will need more frequent attention than usual.

Power level 7 cuts the total defrosting time in about half; power level 10 cuts the total time to approximately 1/3. Rotate or stir food frequently.

At one half of selected defrosting time, the oven signals TURN. At this time, turn food over and break apart or rearrange pieces for more even defrosting. Shield any warm areas with small pieces of foil.

A dull thumping noise may be heard during defrosting. This sound is normal when the oven is not operating at High power.

Defrosting Tips

Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be defrosted in the package. Tightly closed packages should be slit, pierced or vented AFTER food has partially defrosted. Plastic storage containers should be at least partially uncovered.

Family-size,prepackaged frozen dinners can be defrosted and microwaved. If the food is in a foil container, transfer it to amicrowave-safedish.

Foods that spoil easily, such as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork, should not be allowed to sit out for more than one hour after defrosting. Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful bacteria.

For more even defrosting of larger foods, such as beef, lamb and veal roasts, use Auto Defrost.

Be sure large meats are completely defrosted before cooking.

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.

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Operating Instructions

Defrosting Guide

Food

Time

Comments

Breads, Cakes

 

 

Bread, buns or rolls (1 pc.)

1 min.

 

Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.)

3 to 5 min.

 

(approx. .34 kg)

 

 

Fish and Seafood

 

 

Fillets, frozen (1 lb.) (.45 kg)

6 to 8 min.

Place block in casserole. Turn over and

Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)

5 to 7 min.

break up after half the time.

(.45 kg)

 

 

 

 

 

Fruit

 

 

Plastic pouch – 1 to 2

3 to 6 min.

 

(10-oz.package) (.28 kg)

 

 

Meat

 

 

Bacon (1 lb.) (.45 kg)

2 to 5 min.

Place unopened package in oven.

 

 

Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.

Franks (1 lb.) (.45 kg)

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.

Ground meat (1 lb.) (.45 kg)

5 to 7 min.

Turn meat over after half the time.

Roast: beef, lamb,

12 to 16 min.

Use power level 1.

veal, pork

per lb.

 

Steaks, chops and cutlets

5 to 7 min.

Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish.

 

per lb.

Turn over after half the time and shield

 

 

warm areas with foil. When finished,

 

 

separate pieces and let stand to complete

 

 

defrosting.

 

 

 

Poultry

 

 

Chicken, broiler-fryer

15 to 19 min.

Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap

cut up (212 to 3 lbs.)

 

and turn over after half the time. When

(1.13 to 1.36 kg)

 

finished, separate pieces and microwave

 

 

2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary.

 

 

Let stand to finish defrosting.

Chicken, whole

17 to 21 min.

Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half

(212 to 3 lbs.)

 

the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.

(1.13 to 1.36 kg)

 

Shield warm areas with foil. Finish

 

 

defrosting. If necessary, run cold water in

 

 

the cavity until giblets can be removed.

Cornish hen

7 to 13 min.

Place unwrapped hen in the oven breast-

 

per lb.

side-up.Turn over after half the time.

 

 

Run cool water in the cavity until giblets

 

 

can be removed.

Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)

5 to 9 min.

Place unwrapped breast in dish breast-

(1.8 to 2.7 kg)

per lb.

side-down.After half the time, turn over

 

 

and shield warm areas with foil. Finish

 

 

defrosting. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in

 

 

refrigerator to complete defrosting.

 

 

 

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Operating Instructions

Time Features

Express Cook

Plus 30 Seconds

This is a quick way to set cooking time for 1–6minutes.

Press one of the Minute 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.

The power level can be changed as time is counting down. Press POWER LEVEL and enter 1–10.

You can use this feature two ways:

It will add 30 seconds to the time counting down each time the pad is pressed.

It can be used as a quick way to set 30 seconds of cooking time.

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Operating Instructions

Convenience Features

Auto Defrost

Auto Defrost automatically sets the defrosting times and power levels to give even defrosting results for meats, poultry and fish weighing up to 6 pounds.

1.Press AUTO/TIME DEFROST once.

2.Using the Conversion Guide at right, enter food weight. For example, press pads 1 and 2 for 1.2 pounds (1 pound, 3 ounces).

3. Press START.

Weight of

Weight of

Enter Food

Food in

Food in

Weight

Ounces

Kilograms

(tenths of

 

 

a pound)

 

 

 

1–2

.03–.07

.1

3

.08

.2

4–5

.11–.14

.3

6–7

.17–.20

.4

8

.22

.5

9–10

.25–.28

.6

11

.31

.7

12–13

.34–.36

.8

14–15

.39–.42

.9

16

.45

1.0

17–18

.48–.50

1.1

19

.53

1.2

20–21

.56–.59

1.3

22–23

.62–.64

1.4

24

.67

1.5

25–26

.70–.73

1.6

27

.76

1.7

28–29

.78–.81

1.8

30–31

.84–.87

1.9

32

.90

2.0

33–34

.92–.95

2.1

35–36

.98–1.1

2.2

 

 

 

(Time Defrost is explained in the Time Features section.)

The Auto/Time Defrost feature gives you two ways to defrost frozen foods. Press AUTO/TIME DEFROST once for Auto Defrost or twice for Time Defrost.

Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and fish. Use Time Defrost for most other frozen foods.

Conversion Guide

If the weight of food is stated in pounds and ounces, the ounces must be converted to tenths (.1) of a pound.

Remove meat from package and place on microwave-safedish.

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.

After defrosting, most meats need to stand 5 minutes to complete defrosting. Large roasts should stand for about

30 minutes.

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Operating Instructions

Convenience Features

Popcorn

How to Use the Popcorn Feature

NOTE: Do not use the metal shelf when cooking popcorn.

Use only with prepackaged microwave popcorn weighing 1.75 to 3.5 ounces (50 to 99 g).

1.Follow package instructions, using Cook Time if the package is less than 1.75 ounces (50 g) or larger than

3.5 ounces (99 g). Place the package of popcorn in the center of the microwave.

2.Press POPCORN. The oven starts immediately. Tap POPCORN to select the bag size you are cooking.

How to Adjust the Popcorn Program to Provide a Shorter or Longer Cook Time

If you find that the brand of popcorn you use underpops or overcooks consistently, you can add or subtract 20–30seconds to the automatic popping time.

To add time:

After pressing POPCORN, press 9 immediately after the oven starts for an extra 20 seconds.

Press 9 again to add another 10 seconds (total 30 seconds additional time).

To subtract time:

After pressing POPCORN, press 1 immediately after the oven starts for 20 seconds less cooking time.

Press 1 again to reduce cooking time another 10 seconds (total 30 seconds less time).

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Operating Instructions

Convenience Features

Reheat

The Reheat feature reheats 1 to 3 servings of many previously cooked foods.

1.Press REHEAT.

2.Select food type 1–6for one serving (see reheat Guide below).

3.Press 2 or 3 to reheat 2 or 3 servings.

4.Press START.

NOTE: The serving size may be changed or added after pressing START. Press number pad 2 or 3.

Beverage

The Beverage feature heats 1 to 3 servings of any beverage.

Press BEVERAGE. The oven starts immediately.

The serving size is automatically set at 1, but can be changed by pressing 2 or 3 right after pressing BEVERAGE.

Drinks heated with the Beverage feature may be very hot. Remove the container with care.

Reheat Guide

Food Type

Comments

1 Pasta

Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.

2Meats, casseroles, pizza Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.

3Fruits and vegetables Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.

4Beverages, 8–10 oz. Works best with wide mouthmug—donot cover.

(240–300ml)

5

Sauces and gravies

Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.

 

 

 

6

Plate of leftovers

Cover with vented plastic wrap.

 

(2 to 3 foods,

 

 

4 oz. or .11 kg each)

 

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Operating Instructions

Other Features Your Model May Have

Help

Scroll Speed

The HELP pad displays feature information and helpful hints. Press HELP; then select a feature pad.

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 1–5for slow to fast scroll speed.

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.

1.Press CLOCK.

2.Enter time of day.

3.Select AM or PM.

Display On/Off

To turn the clock display off, press and hold 0 for about three seconds.

To redisplay the clock, repeat.

Start/Pause

In addition to starting many functions, START/PAUSE allows you to stop cooking without opening the door or clearing the display.

4.Press START or CLOCK.

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Operating Instructions

Other Features Your Model May Have

Delay Start

Timer On/Off

Delay Start allows you to set the microwave to delay cooking up to 24 hours.

1.Press DELAY START.

2.Enter the time you want the oven to start. (Be sure the microwave clock shows the correct time of day.)

3.Select AM or PM.

4.Select any combination of Auto/Time Defrost or Cook Time I & II.

5.Press START.

The Delay Start time will be displayed plus “DS.” The oven will automatically start at the delayed time.

The time of day may be displayed by pressing CLOCK.

Surface Light

Press SURFACE LIGHT once for bright light, twice for the night light or three times to turn the light off.

Timer On/Off operates as a minute timer and can be used at any time, even when the oven is operating.

1.Press TIMER ON/OFF.

2.Enter time you want to count down.

3.Press TIMER ON/OFF to start.

When time is up, the oven will signal.

To turn off the timer signal, press TIMER ON/OFF.

NOTE: The timer indicator will be lit while the timer is operating.

Automatic Fan

An automatic fan feature protects the microwave from too much heat rising from the cooktop below it. It automatically turns on at low speed if it senses too much heat.

If you have turned the fan on you may find that you cannot turn it off. The fan will automatically turn off when the internal parts are cool. It may stay on for 30 minutes or more after the cooktop and microwave controls are turned off.

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Operating Instructions

Other Features Your Model May Have

Reminder

Child Lock-Out

The Reminder feature can be used like an alarm clock and can be used at any time, even when the oven is operating. The Reminder 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.)

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” will be displayed to the extreme right.

3.Select AM or PM.

4.Press REMIND. When Reminder signal occurs, press REMIND to turn it off. The Reminder time may be displayed by pressing REMIND.

NOTE: The REM indicator will remain lit to show that the Reminder is set. To clear the Reminder before it occurs, press REMIND, then 0. The REM indicator

will no longer be lit.

Turntable

For best cooking results, leave the turntable on. It can be turned off for large dishes. Press TURN TABLE to turn the turntable on or off.

Sometimes the turntable can become too hot to touch. Be careful touching the turntable during and after cooking.

Exhaust Fan

The exhaust fan removes steam and other vapors from surface cooking.

Press EXHAUST once for high fan speed, twice for low fan speed or a third time to turn the fan off.

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Feature Information

Shelf

Microwaving with the Shelf

Make sure the shelf is positioned properly inside the microwave to prevent damage to the oven from arcing.

Do not use a microwave browning dish on the shelf. The shelf could overheat.

Do not use the oven with the shelf on the microwave floor. This could damage the microwave.

Use pot holders when handling the shelf—itmay be hot.

Do not use the shelf when cooking popcorn.

How to Use the Shelf When Microwaving

Shelf and Reheating

Food microwaves best when placed on the turntable.

For best cooking results, remove the shelf unless you are reheating on two levels.

For best results

The shelf gives you the option to reheat more than one dish of food at the same time.

Switch places after 1/2 time.

Switch places after 1/2 time.

To reheat on 2 levels or

To reheat 2 dishes on the shelf: 1 Multiply reheat time by 11/2.

2 Switch places after 1/2 the time.

2-levelreheating

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Feature Information

Microwave Terms

Term

Definition

 

 

Arcing

Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is

 

caused by:

 

metal or foil touching the side of the oven.

 

the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the

 

microwave walls.

 

foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like

 

antennas).

 

metal such astwist-ties,poultry pins,gold-rimmeddishes.

 

recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.

 

 

Covering

Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce

 

cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper

 

allows excess steam to escape.

 

 

Shielding

In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to

 

prevent over-browning.When microwaving, you use small strips of

 

foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on

 

poultry, which would cook before larger parts.

 

 

Standing Time

When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes

 

are allowed to stand to finish cooking or to set. Standing time is

 

especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved

 

cake is not placed on a cooling rack.

 

 

Venting

After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by

 

turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.

 

 

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Care and Cleaning

Helpful Hints

An occasional thorough wiping with a solution of baking soda and water keeps the inside fresh.

NOTE: Be certain the power is off before cleaning any part of this oven.

How to Clean the Inside

Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and Plastic Parts on the Door

Some spatters can be removed with a paper towel, others may require a damp cloth. Remove greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth; then rinse with a damp cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or sharp utensils on oven walls. Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part

of your microwave.

Removable Turntable and

Turntable Support

To prevent breakage, do not place the turntable into water just after cooking. Wash it carefully in warm, sudsy water or in the dishwasher. The turntable and support can be broken if dropped. Remember, do not operate the oven without the turntable and support in place.

Shelf

Clean with mild soap and water or in the dishwasher. Do not clean in a self-cleaning oven.

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Care and Cleaning

How to Clean the Outside

We recommend against using cleaners with ammonia or alcohol, as they can damage the appearance of the microwave oven. If you choose to use a common household cleaner, first apply the cleaner directly to a clean cloth, then wipe the soiled area.

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. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap and water, abrasives or sharp objects on the panel—theycan damage it. Some paper towels can also scratch the control panel.

Door Seal

It’s important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave. Use only mild, non-abrasivedetergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth. Rinse well.

Bottom

Clean off the grease and dust on the bottom often. Use a solution of warm water and detergent.

Stainless Steel (on some models)

Do not use a steel-woolpad; it will scratch the surface.

To clean stainless steel surfaces, use a hot, damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable for stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean, hot, damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with a dry, clean cloth.

If food soil remains, try a general kitchen cleaner, such as Fantastik®, Simple Green® or Formula 409®.

For hard-to-cleansoil, use a standard stainless steel cleaner, such asBon-Ami® or Cameo®.

Apply cleaner with a damp sponge. Use a clean, hot, damp cloth to remove cleaner. Dry with a dry, clean cloth. Always scrub lightly in the direction of the grain.

After cleaning, use a stainless steel polish, such as Stainless Steel Magic®, Revere Copper and Stainless Steel Cleaner® or Wenol All Purpose Metal Polish®. Follow the product instructions for cleaning the stainless steel surface.

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Care and Cleaning

Cooktop Light/Night Light

Replace the burned-outbulb with a 40watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003), available from your Frigidaire supplier.

1.To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

2.Remove the screw at the front of the light cover and lower the cover.

REMOVE SCREWS

3.Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool before removing. After breaking the adhesive seal, remove the bulb by gently turning.

4.Replace the screw. Connect electrical power to the oven.

Oven Light

Replace the burned-outbulb with a 40watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003), available from your Frigidaire supplier.

1.To replace the oven light, first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

2.Remove the top grille by taking out the 2 screws that hold it in place.

3.Next, remove the screw located above the door near the center of the oven that secures the light housing.

4.Replace the screw. Connect electrical power to the oven.

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Care and Cleaning

The Exhaust Feature

The Exhaust Fan

Removing and Cleaning

Charcoal Filter

the Filter

 

(on some models)

 

Reusable Grease Filters

(on all models)

The exhaust fan has 2 metal reusable grease filters.

Models that recirculate air back into the room also use a charcoal filter.

Reusable Grease Filters

The metal filters trap grease released by foods on the cooktop. They also prevent flames from foods on the cooktop from damaging the inside of the microwave.

For this reason, the filters must ALWAYS be in place when the hood is used. The grease filters should be cleaned once a month, or as needed.

To remove, slide it to the rear using the tab. Pull it down and out.

To clean the grease filter, soak it and then swish it around in hot water and detergent. Don’t use ammonia or ammonia products because they will darken the metal.

Light brushing can be used to remove embedded dirt.

Rinse, shake and let it dry before replacing.

To replace, slide the filter in the frame slot on the back of the opening. Pull up and to the front to lock into place.

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Care and Cleaning

The Exhaust Feature

Charcoal Filter (on some models)

The charcoal filter cannot be cleaned. It must be replaced. Order part No.

WB02X9883 from your Frigidaire supplier.

If the model is not vented to the outside, the air will be recirculated through a disposable charcoal filter that helps remove smoke and odors.

The charcoal filter should be replaced when it is noticeably dirty or discolored (usually after 6 to 12 months, depending on hood usage).

To Install Charcoal Filter

To install a new filter, remove plastic and other outer wrapping from the new filter.

Insert the filter into the top opening of the oven as shown. It will rest at an angle on 2 side support tabs and in front of the right rear tab. Replace the grille and 2 screws.

To Remove Charcoal Filter

Remove 2 grille screws to remove the grille.

To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

Remove the top grille by removing the 2 screws that hold it in place. Slide the filter towards the front of the oven and remove it.

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Troubleshooting

Before You Call For Service…

Troubleshooting Tips

Save time and money! Review this list first and you may not need to call for service.

Oven will not start?

A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.

Floor of the oven is warm, even when the oven has not been used?

The cooktop light is located below the oven floor. When the light is on, the heat it produces may make the oven floor get warm. This is normal.

Power surge. Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.

Plug not fully inserted into wall outlet. Make sure the 3-prongplug on the oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.

“LOCKED” appears in the display?

The control has been locked. Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about 3 seconds to unlock the control.

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Troubleshooting

Before You Call For Service…

You hear an unusual,low-tonebeep?

You have tried to start the Reminder without a valid time of day. Start over and enter a valid time of day.

You have tried to change the power level when it is not allowed. Many of the oven’s features are preset and cannot be changed.

Things That Are Normal

Steam or vapor escaping from around the door.

Light reflection around door or outer case.

Dimming oven light and change in the blower sound at power levels other than high.

Dull thumping sound while oven is operating.

TV-radiointerference 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 into a different electrical circuit, move the radio or TV as far away from the microwave as possible or check the position and signal of the TV/radio antenna.

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MICROWAVE WARRANTY

Your microwave is protected by this warranty

 

WARRANTY

THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED

THE CONSUMER WILL BE

 

PERIOD

SERVICERS, WE WILL:

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 

 

 

 

FULL ONE-YEAR

One year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under

WARRANTY

purchase date.

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or

NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE

 

 

workmanship.

CONSUMER.*

 

 

 

 

LIMITED 2ND

Two years from original

Repair or replace any part of the microwave oven which

Cost of shipping the replacement part to the

YEAR WARRANTY

purchase date.

proves to be defective in materials or workmanship.

nearest authorized servicer; and all labor and

(Microwave Oven)

 

 

service charges.

 

 

 

 

LIMITED 2ND–10TH

Second through tenth

Provide a replacement for any magnetron tube which

Cost of shipping the replacement part to the

YEAR WARRANTY

years from original

proves to be defective in workmanship or material.

nearest authorized servicer; and all labor and

(Magnetron Tube)

purchase date.

 

service charges.

 

 

 

 

LIMITED WARRANTY

Time periods listed above.

All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the

Costs of the technician’s travel to the home

(Applicable to the

 

exclusions listed below apply.

and any costs for pick up and delivery of the

State of Alaska)

 

 

appliance required because of service.

 

 

 

 

In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products North America servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.

03-U-MW-01

WARRANTY

Consumer

 

Services

Consumer Services

WARRANTY (Continued)

* 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.

2.Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.

3.Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring.

4.Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.

5.Damages to finish after installation.

6.Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).

EXCLUSIONS

This warranty does not cover the following:

1.CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.

Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

2.Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.

3.Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products North America or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.

4.Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.

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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. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products:

This warranty only applies in the 50 states of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products North America, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by WCI Canada, Inc.

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