Frigidaire FFCM0724LB User Manual

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Use & Care Manual

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Microwave Oven

with Convenience Pad



Important Safety Instructions....


Features & Specifications..........


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


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


Convenience Operation............


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


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


Before You Call.........................




Questions or for Service Call:



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Welcome & Congratulations

Product Registration

Be sure to register your product. The self-addressedPRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should 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


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


DANGER - Immediate hazards whichWILL result in severe personal injury or death.


WARNING - Hazards or unsafe practices whichCOULD result in severe personal injury or death.


CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices whichCOULD result in minor personal injury.

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

1.deep fat fry in oven. Fat could overheat and be hazardous to handle.

2.cook or reheat eggs in shell or with an unbroken yolk using microwave energy. Pressure may build up and erupt. Pierce yolk with fork or knife before cooking.

3.Pierce skin of potatoes, tomatoes, and similar foods before cooking with microwave energy. When skin is pierced, steam escapes evenly.

4.operate oven without load or food in oven cavity.

5.Use only popcorn in packages designed and labeled for microwave use. Popping time varies depending on oven wattage. continue to heat after popping has stopped. Popcorn will scorch or burn.leave oven unattended.

6.use regular cooking thermometers in oven. Most cooking thermometers contain mercury and may cause an electrical arc, malfunction, or damage to oven.

7.use metal utensils in oven.

8.use paper, plastic, or other combustible materials that are not intended for cooking.

9.When cooking with paper, plastic, or other combustible materials, follow manufacturer’s recommendations on product use.

10.use paper towels which contain nylon or other synthetic fibers. Heated synthetics could melt and cause paper to ignite.

11.heat sealed containers or plastic bags in oven. Food or liquid could expand quickly and cause container or bag to break. Pierce or open container or bag before cooking.

12.To avoid pacemaker malfunction, consult physician or pacemaker manufacturer about effects of microwave energy on pacemaker.



Important Safety Instructions


To avoid risk of electrical shock or death, this oven must be grounded and plug must not be altered.

Grounding Instructions

Oven MUST be grounded. Grounding reduces risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current if an electrical short occurs. This oven is equipped

with a cord having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and grounded. See Installation Instructions.

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

Do not use an extension cord. If the product power cord is too short, have a qualified electrician install a three-slot receptacle. This oven should be plugged into a separate 60 hertz circuit with the electrical ratting as shown in specifications table. When the oven is on a circuit with other equipment, an increase in cooking times may be required and fuses can be blown.

Microwave operates on standard household current, 110120V.


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 an 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- wire cord.

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 sound may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.



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:

ŸReorient the receiving antenna of the radio or television.

ŸRelocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.

ŸMove the microwave oven away from the receiver.

ŸPlug 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.



Important Safety Instructions

Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy

Adhere to the following precautions:

ŸDO 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 tamper with the safety interlock switches.

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

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

ŸDO 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 loosened),

3.door seals and sealing surfaces.

ŸOven should not be be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

Radio Interference

1.Operation of the microwave oven may cause interference to your radio, TV or similar equipment.

2.When there is interference, it may be reduced or eliminated by taking the following measures:

1)Clean door and sealing surface of the oven

2)Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.

3)Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.

4)Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.

5)Plug the microwave oven into a di erent outlet so that microwave oven and receiver are on di erent branch circuits.


Liquids such as water, coffee, or tea are able to be 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


1.Do not overheat the liquid.

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

3.Do not usestraight-sidedcontainers with narrow necks.

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

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



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 microwave energy.

1.READ ALL instructions before using oven.


3.This 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.

5.Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers -forexample, closed jars-areable to explode andSHOULD 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.

7.As with any appliance, CLOSE SUPERVISION necessary when used byCHILDREN or INFIRM PERSONS

8.DO 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.

9.This 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.

10.DO 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-forexample, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, near a swimming pool or similar locations.

12.DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.

13.Keep cord AWAY fromHEATED surfaces.

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

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

16.To avoid the risk of fire in the oven cavity, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy.

a.DO NOT overcook food. Carefully attend oven when paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.

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

c.If 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.

d.DO NOT use this oven cavity for storage.DO NOT leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity 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.

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

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











Features & Specifications

Microwave features


Door assembly















Control panel
























Auto Cook
























Auto Reheat
















































Power Level/Cook Time (10 power levels available)



















































































































Baked Potato




































































Fresh Veggies





















START/+30 sec. : Begin cooking time or add time to
















































Safety Lock



















































































Easy Set (6 instant settings)











































Number Pads (0-9)















































STOP : Before cooking: clears all previous settings.
























During cooking: press this pad once to pause cooking











































function, press this pad twice to cancel cooking and any









































other entries.






























Before Operating

Learn more about your microwave oven

Setting the clock

Example: setting clock display for 9:00:


1. Touch clock pad once.


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

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

2. Enter time using number pads.

3. Touch clock pad again.


Microwave utensil guide




Do not use






Oven proof glass (specifically


Metal utensils:


treated 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


Metal decoration:


metallic trim.




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




Bowls, cups, serving plates and


Aluminum foil:


platters without metallic trim.


Avoid large sheets of aluminum foil because they hinder cooking and




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


Plastic wrap (as a cover) - lay the




the oven cavity and door of the microwave.


plastic wrap loosely over the dish






and press it to the sides. Vent




plastic wrap by turning back one




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


edge slightly to allow excess steam




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


to escape. The dish should be deep




same way.


enough so that the plastic wrap will






not touch the food. Use plastic


Tightly covered utensils:


dishes, cups, semi-rigidfreezer




e sure to leave openings for steam to escape from covered cookware.


containers and plastic bags for short




Pierce plastic pouches of vegetables or other food items before cooking.


cooking times. Use these with care




Tightly closed pouches may explode.


because the plastic may soften from






the heat of the food.


Brown paper:




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




Paper towels, waxed paper, paper


Flawed or chipped cooking utensils:


napkins and paper plates with no




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


metallic trim or design. Look for the






manufacturer’s label for any special


Metal twist ties:


instructions for use in the




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


microwave oven.




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. (timer may be set up to 99 minutes

and 99 seconds).



3. Touch START/+30sec pad.


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

Safety Lock

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

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

Example: to set the safety lock ON:

Touch and hold the Safety Lock pad for more


than 3 seconds. The lock icon will appear in the


display window with 1 beep.

hold for 3



Example: to change the safety lock from ON to OFF


Touch and hold the Safety Lock pad for more


than 3 seconds. The lock icon will disappear in


the display window with 1 beep.

hold for 3



Heating with high power level

Example: to heat for 5 minutes and 30 seconds at 100% power:

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

NOTE: For time sets that start with numbers 1 - 6, the remaining numbers must be entered within 1 second from the first key press, otherwise the Easy Set time will be used.

2. Touch START/+30sec pad.

When heating has finished, you will hear 5 beeps and the time of day will display.

Heating with lower power levels

Using the highest power level to heat foods 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

Example: to heat for 4 minutes and 30 seconds at 70% power:

1. Press Power Level pad once for power


level 10 (100% power).


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

3.Press START/+30sec pad. Display blinks to prompt you for cook time.

4. Enter cook time.

Using Easy Set

5. Press START/+30sec pad.

Microwave heating or cooking may be quickly set at 100% power level for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 minutes. Use the number keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 to choose the desired minutes of cook time (this option will only work using the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 numeric pads.)

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

Touch number pad for desired minute(s). The microwave will start after 1 second delay.

When heating has finished you will hear 5 beeps and the time of day will display.


Manual Operation

Heating with multiple cooking stages

Adding cook time (+30sec)

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:

This feature will let you quickly start 30 seconds cooking at a 100% power level. This feature may be used while cooking and with cook time remaining. Each press of this pad will add 30 seconds.

Example: to add 1 minute of cook time at the power level of 100%:

Press START/+30sec pad 2 times.

1. Press Power Level pad.




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

3.Press START/+30 sec pad. Display blinks to prompt you for cook time.

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


Press START/+30 sec



Press Power Level for the 2nd stage



NOTE: Must be entered within1-secondfrom the last input otherwise it starts previous entry settimgs.

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

8.Press START/+30 secpad.

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

10.Press START/+30 secpad.

When heating has finished, you will hear 5 beeps and the time of day will display.


NOTE: The “+30sec” function can’t be set when using the “weight defrost” and “convenience operation” feature.

Setting Defrost by Weight

Example: to defrost 0.5 lbs. of food with the default power level with cook time determined automatically:

1.Press Defrost pad once for weight defrost.dEF1 will appear in the display.

2.Use the number pads to enter weight of food to defrost in pounds. You may enter weight from 0.5 to 7 lbs.

3.Press START/+30secpad.

When defrosting has finished, you will hear 5 beeps and the time of day will display.

NOTE: The weight amount must be a valid entry for this feature to start. A valid weight entry is 0.5 to 7 lbs. A decimal point is assumed before theright-mostdigit. For example, enter 5 for 5 lbs. and enter 50 for 5.0


Setting Defrost by Time

Example: to defrost food with the default 30% power level for 5 minutes:

1.Press Defrost pad twice, dEF2 will appear in the display.

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

1.The “Convenience operation” can’t be set as one of multiple cooking.

2.If the 1st stage is the set defrost feature, the 2nd stage can’t be set to Defrost again. If one of the stages is weight defrost, that will be the 1st stage when cooking starts.

3.The default defrost power is PL3. To change the power, please press Power once, then press numeric pad to enter the power level.

4.Press START/+30secpad.

When defrost has finished, you will hear 5 beeps and time of day will display.