Frigidaire CPMO209 User Manual

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All about the


of your Microwave Oven


WELCOME & CONGRATULATIONS...........................




PART NAMES & CONTROL PANEL............................


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


Manual operation.............................................


Sensor cooking...............................................


AUTO cooking...................................................


Convenient Features......................................


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


Service Call Check..........................................




Major Appliance Warranty Information......


2009) (May 316495059 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352


Questions? 1-800-944-9044

(United States)



Please attach sales receipt here for future reference.

Congratulations on your purchase of a new microwave oven! 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 oven and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

Please CAREFULLY read and save these instructions

This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your microwave oven 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.

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.

Model Number: __________________________________________________________

Serial Number: ___________________________________________________________

Purchase Date: __________________________________________________________


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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 oven properly.

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

Save time and money.

Check the section titled “Service Call Check”. 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. A list of toll-freecustomer service numbers is included in the back of this manual. Or call Electrolux Customer Services at1-800-944-9044,24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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.


(A)Do Not Attempt to operate this microwave 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.

(B)Do Not Place any object between the microwave oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.

(C)Do Not Operate the microwave oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the microwave 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.

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


Important Safety Instructions


This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.


This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause serious bodily harm, death or property damage.


This symbol will help alert you to situations that may cause bodily injury or property damage.


When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:


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.

Read all instructions before using the appliance.

Read and follow the specific “PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID


This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See “ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS” on page 4.

Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided installation instructions.

Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers —forexample, closed glassjars—areable to explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven.

Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This type of microwave 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 or dropped.

This appliance should be serviced only by qualified service personnel. Contact nearest Electrolux Authorized Servicer for examination, repair or adjustment.

Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.

Do not store or use this appliance outdoors. Do not use this product near water—forexample, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool, or similar locations.

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.

See door surface cleaning instructions on page 18.

To reduce the risk of fire in the microwave oven cavity:

--Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance when paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the microwave oven to facilitate cooking.

--Remove wiretwist-tiesfrom paper or plastic bags before placing bag in microwave oven.

--If materials inside the microwave oven should ignite, keep microwave oven door closed, turn microwave oven off and disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.

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

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


To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

--Do not overheat the liquid.

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

--Do not usestraight-sidedcontainers with narrow necks. Use awide-mouthedcontainer.

--After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven at least for 20 seconds before removing the container.

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

If the microwave oven is installed as a built-in,observe the following instructions:

--Do not mount over a sink.

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

If the microwave oven light fails, consult a Electrolux AUTHORIZED SERVICER.




Waveguide Cover
Safety Door Latches
Door Seals and Hinges Sealing Surfaces


Unpacking and Examining Your Microwave oven


All packing materials from inside the microwave oven cavity; however, DO NOT REMOVE THE WAVEGUIDE COVER, which is located on the right cavity wall. Read enclosures and SAVE the Use and Care Manual.

The feature sticker, if there is one, from the outside of the door.

Check the microwave oven for any damage, such as misaligned or bent door, damaged door seals and sealing surfaces, broken or loose door hinges

and latches and dents

inside the cavity or

on the door. If there is any damage, do not operate the microwave oven and contact your

dealer or Electrolux A U T H O R I Z E D SERVICER.

Choosing a

Location for Your Microwave oven on the counter

You will use the microwave oven frequently so plan its location for ease of use. It’s wise, if possible, to have counter space on at least one side of the microwave oven. Allow at least 2 inches on the sides, top and at the rear of the microwave oven for air circulation.

For installation over a wall oven, please refer to your installation instructions.



This appliance must be grounded. This microwave oven is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. It must be plugged into a wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code and local codes and ordinances. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.


Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.

Electrical Requirements

C h e c k I n s t a l l a t i o n Instructions for proper location for the power supply.

Permanent and Correct


The electrical requirements are a 120 volt 60 Hz, AC only, 15 amp. or more protected electrical supply.

It is recommended that a separate circuit serving

only the microwave oven be provided.

The microwave oven is equipped with a 3-pronggrounding plug. It must be plugged into a wall receptacle that is properly installed and grounded. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CUT OR REMOVE THE GROUNDING PIN FROM THE PLUG.

Extension Cord

If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wireextension cord that has a3-bladegrounding plug and a3-slotreceptacle that will accept the plug on the microwave oven. The marked rating of the extension cord should be AC115-120volt, 15 amp. or more.

Be careful not to drape the cord over the countertop or table where it can be pulled on by children or tripped over accidentally.


1.If you have any questions about the grounding or electrical instructions, consult a qualified electrician or service person.

2.Neither Electrolux nor the dealer can accept any liability for damage to the microwave oven or personal injury resulting from failure to observe the correct electrical connection procedures.



Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement

(U.S.A. Only)

This equipment generates and uses ISM frequency energy and if not installed and used properly, that is in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception. It has been type tested and found to comply with limits for ISM Equipment pursuant to part 18 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following:

Reorient the receiving antenna of the radio or television.

Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.

Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.

Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that the microwave oven and the receiver are on different branch circuits.

The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct such interference.

About Your Microwave oven

This Use and Care Manual is valuable: read it carefully and always save it for reference.

A good microwave cookbook is a valuable asset. Check it for microwave cooking principles, techniques, hints and recipes.

NEVER use the microwave oven without the turntable and support nor turn the turntable over so that a large dish could be placed in the microwave oven. The turntable will turn both clockwise and counterclockwise.

ALWAYS have food in the microwave oven when it is on to absorb the microwave energy.

When using the microwave oven at power levels below 100%, you may hear the magnetron cycling on and off. It is normal for the exterior of the microwave oven to be warm to the touch when cooking or reheating.

Condensation is a normal part of microwave cooking.

Room humidity and the moisture in food will influence the amount of moisture that condenses in the microwave oven. Generally, covered foods will not cause as much condensation as uncovered ones. Ventilation openings must not be blocked.

The microwave oven is for food preparation only. It should not be used to dry clothes or newspapers.

All microwave ovens are rated by using the IEC Test Procedure as 1200 watts, except for CPM0209 and CGMO205 which are 1100 watts. In using recipes or package directions, check food a minute or two before the minimum time and add time accordingly.

About Microwave Cooking

Arrange food carefully. Place thickest areas towards outside of dish.

Watch cooking time. Cook for the shortest amount of time indicated and add more as needed. Food severely overcooked can smoke or ignite.

Cover foods while cooking. Check recipe or cookbook for suggestions: paper towels, wax paper, microwave plastic wrap or a lid. Covers prevent spattering and help foods to cook evenly.

Shield with small flat pieces of aluminum foil any thin areas of meat or poultry to prevent overcooking before dense, thick areas are cooked thoroughly.

Stir foods from outside to center of dish once or twice during cooking, if possible.

Turn foods over once during microwaving to speed cooking of such foods as chicken and hamburgers. Large items like roasts must be turned over at least once.

Rearrange foods such as meatballs halfway through cooking both from top to bottom and from the center of the dish to the outside.

Add standing time. Remove food from microwave oven and stir, if possible. Cover for standing time which allows the food to finish cooking without overcooking.

Check for doneness. Look for signs indicating that cooking temperatures have been reached.

Doneness signs include:

--Food steams throughout, not just at edge.

--Center bottom of dish is very hot to the touch.--Poultry thigh joints move easily.

--Meat and poultry show no pinkness.

--Fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.



About food











Eggs, sausages,

Puncture egg yolks before cooking

Cook eggs in shells.

nuts, seeds,


to prevent “explosion”.

Reheat whole eggs.

fruits &

Pierce skins of potatoes, apples, squash, hot

Dry nuts or seeds in shells.



dogs and sausages so that steam escapes.




Use specially bagged popcorn for microwave cooking.


Listen while popping corn for the popping to slow



to 1 or 2 seconds or use special popcorn pad.

Pop popcorn in regular brown bags or glass bowls.

Exceed maximum time on popcorn package.

Baby food

Transfer baby food to small dish and heat carefully,

Heat disposable bottles.



stirring often. Check temperature before serving.

Heat bottles with nipples on.


Put nipples on bottles after heating and shake

Heat baby food in original jars.



thoroughly. “Wrist” test before feeding.




Cut baked goods with filling after heating



to release steam and avoid burns.


Stir liquids briskly before and after



heating to avoid “eruption”.


Use deep bowl, when cooking liquids



or cereals, to prevent boilovers.

Heat or cook in closed glass jars or air tight containers.

Can in the microwave as harmful bacteria may not be destroyed.

Deep fat fry.

Dry wood, gourds, herbs or wet papers.

About Utensils and Coverings

It is not necessary to buy all new cookware. Many pieces already in your kitchen can be used successfully in your new microwave oven. Make sure the utensil does not touch the interior walls during cooking.

Use these utensils for safe microwave cooking and reheating:

Glass ceramic (Pyroceram®), such as Corningware®.

Heat-resistantglass (Pyrex®)


Paper plates

Microwave-safepottery, stoneware and porcelain

Browning dish (Do not exceed recommended preheating time. Follow manufacturer’s directions.)

These items can be used for short time reheating of foods that have little fat or sugar in them:

• wood, straw, wicker


Metal pans and bakeware

Dishes with metallic trim


Non-microwave-safeplastics (margarine tubs)

Recycled paper products

Brown paper bags

Food storage bags

Metal twist-ties

Should you wish to check if a dish is safe for microwaving, place the empty dish in the microwave oven and microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. A dish which becomes very hot should not be used.

The following coverings are ideal:

Paper towels are good for covering foods for reheating and absorbing fat while cooking bacon.

Wax paper can be used for cooking and reheating.

Plastic wrap that is specially marked for microwave use can be used for cooking and reheating. DO NOT allow plastic wrap to touch food. Vent so steam can escape.

Lids that are microwave-safeare a good choice because heat is kept near the food to hasten cooking.

Oven cooking bags are good for large meats or foods that need tenderizing. DO NOT use metal twist ties. Remember to slit bag so steam can escape.



How to use aluminum foil in your microwave oven:

Small flat pieces of aluminum foil placed smoothly on the food can be used to shield areas that are either defrosting or cooking too quickly.

Foil should not come closer than one inch to any surface of the microwave oven.

Should you have questions about utensils or coverings, check a good microwave cookbook or follow recipe suggestions.

ACCESSORIES There are many microwave accessories available for purchase. Evaluate carefully before you purchase so that they meet your needs. Amicrowave-safethermometer will assist you in determining correct doneness and assure you that foods have been cooked to safe temperatures. Electrolux is not responsible for any damage to the microwave oven when accessories are used.

About Children and the Microwave

Children below the age of 7 should use the microwave oven with a supervising person very near to them. Between the ages of 7 and 12, the supervising person should be in the same room.

At no time should anyone be allowed to lean or swing on the microwave oven door.

Children should be taught all safety precautions: use potholders, remove coverings carefully, pay special attention to packages that crisp food because they may be extra hot.

Don’t assume that because a child has mastered one cooking skill he/she can cook everything.

Children need to learn that the microwave oven is not a toy. See page 17 for Child Lock feature.

About Safety

Check foods to see that they are cooked to the United States Department of Agriculture’s recommended temperatures.





145˚F (63˚C)


160˚F (71˚C) Pork, ground beef/veal/lamb, egg dishes

165˚F (74˚C) For leftover, ready-to-reheatrefrigerated, and deli andcarry-out“fresh” food. Whole, pieces and ground turkey/chicken/duck.

170˚F (77˚C) White meat of poultry.

175˚F (79˚C) Dark meat of poultry.


Donotcookwhole,stuffedpoultry.Cookstuffingseparately to 165°F.

To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer in a thick or dense area away from fat or bone. Never leave the thermometer in the food during cooking, unless it is approved for microwave oven use.

ALWAYS use potholders to prevent burns when handling utensils that are in contact with hot food. Enough heat from the food can transfer through utensils to cause skin burns.

Avoid steam burns by directing steam away from the face and hands. Slowly lift the farthest edge of a dish’s covering and carefully open popcorn and oven cooking bags away from the face.

Stay near the microwave oven while it’s in use and check cooking progress frequently so that there is no chance of overcooking food.

NEVER use the cavity for storing cookbooks or other items.

Select, store and handle food carefully to preserve its high quality and minimize the spread of foodborne bacteria.

Keep waveguide cover clean. Food residue can cause arcing and/or fires.

Use care when removing items from the microwave oven so that the utensil, your clothes or accessories do not touch the safety door latches.



1One touch door open button Push to open door

2Microwave Oven door with see-throughwindow.

3Safety door latches

The Microwave Oven will not operate unless the door is securely closed.

4Door hinges

5Door seals and sealing surfaces

6Turntable motor shaft

7Removable turntable support

Carefully place the turntable support in the center of the Microwave Oven floor.

8Removable turntable

Place the turntable on the turntable support securely. The turntable will rotate clockwise or counterclockwise. Only remove for cleaning.

9Ventilation openings (rear)

10Microwave Oven light

It will light when Microwave Oven is operating or door is open.

11Waveguide cover: DO NOT REMOVE.

12Auto-Touchcontrol panel

13Time display: 99 minutes, 99 seconds

14Serial plate

15Menu Label

The 7-digitInteractive Display spells out operating steps and shows cooking hints. When HELP is lighted in the display, press theuser pref pad to read a specific hint which may assist you.










































































































































































































































































































































































































































Number next to the control panel illustration indicates page on which there is a feature description and usage information.


When a pad is pressed, an audible signal will be heard which confirms the pad has been pressed.


Before operating your new microwave oven, make sure you read and understand this Use and Care manual completely.

Before the microwave oven can be used, follow these procedures:

1.Plug in the microwave oven. Close the door. The microwave oven display will show ENJOY YOUR OVEN PRESS CLEAR.

2.Press the STOP/clear pad.: will appear.

3.Set clock. See USER PREFERENCE on page 17.

If the electrical power supply to your microwave oven should be interrupted, the display will intermittently show

ENJOY YOUR OVEN PRESS CLEAR after the power is reinstated. If this occurs during cooking, the program will be erased. The time of day will also be erased. Simply press STOP/clear pad and reset the clock for the correct time of day.

Before Operating


Your microwave oven can be programmed with the door open except for START/enter, SENSOR COOKING,



Press the STOP/clear pad to:

1.Erase if you make a mistake during programming.

2.Cancel timer.

3.Stop the microwave oven temporarily during cooking.

4.Return the time of day to the display.

5.Cancel a program during cooking, press twice.


Your microwave oven can be programmed for 99 minutes 99 seconds (99.99). Always enter the seconds after the minutes, even if they are both zeros.

• Suppose you want to cook for 5 minutes at 100%.





1. Enter cooking time 5,0,0.

2. Press START/enter pad.


There are eleven preset power levels. Using lower power levels increases the cooking time, which is recommended for foods such as cheese, milk and long slow cooking of meats.

Consult cookbook or recipes for specific recommendations.








of Power





Power Level x 1






Power Level x 2






Power Level x 3






Power Level x 4


Medium High




Power Level x 5






Power Level x 6






Power Level x 7






Power Level x 8


Med Low/Defrost




Power Level x 9






Power Level x 10






Power Level x 11






manual operation

• Suppose you want to defrost for 5 minutes at 30%.









Enter defrosting time. 5,0,0.




Press power level pad eight times






or hold down until the desired power


x 8


level appears.







3. Press START/enter pad.

4.When the defrost time is complete, a long tone will sound and END will appear in the display.


If the food that you wish to defrost is not listed on the Defrost Chart or is above or below the limits in the Amount column on the Defrost Chart, you need to defrost manually.

You can defrost any frozen food, either raw or previously cooked, by using power level for 30%. Follow the exact3-stepprocedure found under TO SET POWER LEVEL. Estimate defrosting time and presspower level pad eight times for 30%.

For either raw or previously cooked frozen food, the rule of thumb is approximately 4 minutes per pound. For example, defrost 4 minutes for 1 pound of frozen spaghetti sauce.

Always stop the microwave oven periodically to remove or separate the portions that are defrosted. If food is not defrosted at the end of the estimated defrosting time, program the microwave oven in 1 minute increments on power level 30% until totally defrosted.

When using plastic containers from the freezer, defrost only long enough to remove from the plastic in order to place in

a microwave-safedish.


Sensor cooking


Electrolux’s Sensor is a semi-conductordevice that detects the vapor (moisture and humidity) emitted from the food as it heats. The sensor adjusts the cooking times and power level for various foods and quantities.

Using Sensor Cooking:

1.After microwave oven is plugged in, wait 2 minutes before using Sensor Cooking settings.

2.Be sure the exterior of the cooking container and the interior of the microwave oven are dry. Wipe off any moisture with a dry cloth or paper towel.

3.The microwave oven works with foods at normal storage temperature. For example, rice would be at room temperature.

4.Any Sensor Cooking selection can be programmed with More or Less Time Adjustment. See page 18.

5.More or less food than the quantity listed in the chart should be cooked following the guidelines in any microwave cookbook.

6.During the first part of Sensor Cooking, food name will appear on the display. Do not open the microwave oven door or press STOP/clear during this part of the cooking cycle. The measurement of vapor will be interrupted. If this occurs, an error message will appear. To continue cooking, press theSTOP/clear pad and cook manually.

When the sensor detects the vapor emitted from the food, remainder of cooking time will appear. Door may be opened when remaining cooking time appears on the display. At this time, you may stir or season food, as desired.

7.If the sensor does not detect vapor properly when popping popcorn, the oven will turn off, and the correct time of day will be displayed. If the sensor does not detect vapor properly when cooking other foods, ERROR will be displayed. Follow the instructions.

8.Check food for temperature after cooking. If additional time is needed, continue to cook manually.

9.INSTANT SENSOR and SENSOR REHEAT can only be entered within 3 minutes after cooking, opening and closing the door or pressing the STOP/clear pad.

10.Each food has a cooking hint. Press user pref pad when the HELP indicator is lighted in the display.

Covering Foods:

Some foods work best when covered. Use the cover recommended in the food charts.

1.Casserole lid.

2.Plastic wrap: Use plastic wrap recommended for microwave cooking. Cover dish loosely; allow approximately 1/2 inch to remain uncovered to allow steam to escape. Plastic wrap should not touch food.

3.Wax paper: Cover dish completely; fold excess wrap under dish to secure. If dish is wider than paper, overlap two pieces at least one inch to cover.

Be careful when removing any covering to allow steam to escape away from you.


You can cook many foods by pressing the sensor cook pad and the food number. You don’t need to calculate cooking time or power level.

• Suppose you want to cook ground meat.



1. Press sensor cook pad, number

2 for ground meat.

2. Press START/enter pad.

When sensor detects the vapor emitted from the food, remainder of reheating time will appear.








1. Frozen

6 - 17 oz

Use this pad for frozen convenience foods. It will give satisfactory results for most brands.



You may wish to try several and choose your favorite. Remove package from outer



wrapping and follow package directions for covering. After cooking, let stand, covered,



for 1-3minutes.




2. Ground

0.25 - 2.0 lb

Use this setting to cook ground beef or turkey as patties or in a casserole to be added to



other ingredients. Place patties on a microwave-saferack and cover with wax paper. Place



ground meat in a casserole and cover with wax paper or plastic wrap. When microwave



oven stops, turn patties over or stir meat in casserole to break up large pieces. Re-cover



and press START/enter. After cooking, let stand, covered, for 2 to 3 minutes.