Amana ACM0720A User Manual

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Owner’s Manual

Covering model ACM0720A

Electric Microwave

Keep instructions for future reference. Be sure manual stays with microwave.

Contents

 

Important Safety Information

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Installation.....................................................................

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Other Helpful Information.............................................

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

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Feature Diagram ..........................................................

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Operating Instructions................................................

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

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Heating or Reheating Guide......................................

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Fresh Vegetable Chart...............................................

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Troubleshooting..........................................................

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Amana Warranty ........................................................

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Thank you for buying an Amana Microwave!

Please take the time to complete the registration card and return promptly. If the registration card is missing, call Amana Consumer Affairs Department. When contacting Amana, provide product information from serial plate:

Model Number

Manufacturing (P) Number

Serial Number (S/N)

Purchase Date

Dealer Name

Dealer Address

Dealer Phone

Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place for future reference or if warranty service is required.

For answers to questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-

NAT-LSVC(1-800-628-5782) inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer.

Amana Appliances also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

Questions on cooking, cleaning or usage?

Refer to

Product Assistance at www.amana.com or

call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-843-0304

Asure™ Extended

Service Plan

Amana Appliances offers long-term service protection for this new microwave. Asure™ Extended Service Plan, covering functional parts, labor, and travel charges, is specially designed to supplement a strong warranty.

Call 1-800-528-2682 for information.

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement part and additional accessories by phone. To order accessories for your Amana product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside USA or 319-622-5511 outside USA.

Save Time and Money

If something seems unusual, please check "Troubleshooting" section, which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service. If you have a question, call us at

(800) 843-0304 or write us at:

Consumer Affairs Department

Amana Appliances

2800-220th Trail

Amana, Iowa 52204

What You Need to Know About Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual 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 microwave.

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

Remember to include model number of your appliance and your phone number.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels

w DANGER

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

w WARNING

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

w CAUTION

CAUTION - Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or product or property damage.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

w CAUTION

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

1.Be certain to place the front surface of the door three inches away or more from the countertop edge to avoid accidental tipping of the appliance in normal usage.

2.For the most accurate programming of the electronic units, touch the center of each pad securely. Do not touch several pads at one time or touch between pads. A beep sound should be heard with each touch when a pad is touched correctly.

3.Do not hit or strike the control with objects such as silverware, utensils, etc. Breakage may occur.

4.Be careful when taking the cooking utensils out of the oven. Some dishes absorb heat from the cooked food and may be hot.

5.Do not rinse cooking utensils by immediately placing them into water just after cooking. This may cause breakage. Allow the turntable to cool.

6.Use only specific glass utensils. See cooking utensils section in this manual.

7.Do not operate the oven empty. Either food or water should always be in the oven during operation to absorb microwave energy.

8.Do not use your microwave oven to dry newspapers or clothes. They can catch fire.

9.Use only thermometers approved for microwave oven cooking.

10.Be certain the turntable is in place when you operate the oven.

11.Pierce the skin of potatoes, whole squash, apples, or any fruit or vegetable which has a skin covering before cooking.

12.Never use your microwave oven to cook eggs in the shell. Pressure can build up inside the shell, causing it to burst.

13.Do not pop popcorn, except in a microwavesafe container or commercial package designed especially for microwave ovens. Never try to pop popcorn in a paper bag not designed for microwave oven use. Overcooking may result in smoke and fire. Do not repop unpopped kernels. Do not reuse popcorn bags.

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO

EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY

A.DO NOT attempt to operate this oven with door open since open door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with safety interlocks.

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

C.DO NOT operate oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that 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.

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

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Recognize this symbol as a SAFETY message

w WARNING

To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive microwave energy:

1.Read all instructions before using the appliance.

2.Read and follow the specific PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY found on page 3 of this manual.

3.This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS found on page 5 of this manual.

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

5.Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers – for example, closed glass jars – may explode and should not be heated in this oven.

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

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

8.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.

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

10.Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.

11.Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this product near water - for example, near a kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

12.Do not immerse cord or plug in water.

13.Keep cord away from heated surfaces.

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

15.When cleaning surfaces of door and oven that comes together on closing the door, use only mild, non abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a sponge or soft cloth.

16.Do not heat any type of baby bottles or baby food. Uneven heating may occur and could cause personal injury.

17.Avoid heating small-necked containers such as syrup bottles.

18.Avoid using corrosive and vapors, such as sulfide and chloride.

19.Liquids heated in certain shaped containers (especially cylindrical-shaped containers) may become overheated. The liquid may splash out with a loud noise during or after heating or when adding ingredients (instant coffee, etc.), resulting in harm to the oven and possible injury. In all containers, for best results, stir the liquid several times before heating. Always stir liquid several times between reheatings.

w CAUTION

To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:

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

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

c.If materials inside the oven should 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 the cavity for storage purposes. Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils, or food in the cavity when not in use.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Installation

w WARNING

To avoid risk of electrical shock or death, this oven must be earthed.

w WARNING

To avoid risk of electrical shock or death, do not alter the plug.

A. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS

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

Ensure proper ground exists before use

B. CIRCUITS

For safety purposes this oven must be plugged into a 15 or 20 Amp circuit. No other electrical appliances or lighting circuits should be on this line. If in doubt, consult a licensed electrician.

C. VOLTAGE

The voltage used at the wall receptacle must be the same as specified on the oven name plate located inside oven door. Use of a higher voltage is dangerous and may result in a fire or other type of accident causing oven damage. Low voltage will cause slow cooking. In case your microwave oven does not perform normally in spite of proper voltage, remove and reinsert the plug.

D. PLACEMENT OF THE OVEN

Your microwave oven can be placed easily in your kitchen, family room, or anywhere else in your home. Place the oven on a flat surface such as a kitchen countertop or a specially designed microwave oven cart. Do not place oven above a gas or electric range. Free air flow around the oven is important.

E. DO NOT BLOCK AIR VENTS

All air vents should be kept clear during cooking. If air vents are covered during oven operation the oven may overheat. In this case, a sensitive thermal safety device automatically turns the oven off. The oven will be inoperable until it has cooled sufficiently.

F. RADIO INTERFERENCE

1.Microwave oven operation may interfere with TV or radio reception.

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

a.Clean the door and the sealing surfaces of the oven.

b.Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.

c.Relocate the microwave oven in relation to the TV or radio.

d.Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.

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

G. UNPACKING OVEN

Inspect oven for damage such as dents in door or inside oven cavity.

Report any dents or breakage to source of purchase immediately.

Do not attempt to use oven if damaged.

Remove all materials from oven interior.

If oven has been stored in extremely cold area, wait a few hours before connecting power.

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