Amana ACM1580A User Manual

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Owner's Manual

Covering model ACM1580A

Combination Oven

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Important Safety Instructions ........................






ENERGY .......................................................


Display & Features ......................................


Cooking Methods .........................................


Cookware Suggestions.................................


Microwave Cooking ....................................


Convection Cooking ....................................


Combination Cooking .................................


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




Roasting .................................................


Baking ....................................................


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


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


Part No.3828W5A2110

Thank you for buying an Amana Oven!

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Parts and Accessories

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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 oven.

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 which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.


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


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

Recognize this symbol as a HOT SURFACE WARNING



!Recognize this symbol as a SAFETY message


When using electrical oven, basic safety precautions should be followed to reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, or injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy.

1.READ all instructions before using equipment.




3.This equipment MUST BE GROUNDED. Connect only to properly grounded outlet. See

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS in Installation section of this manual.

4.Install or locate this equipment ONLY in accordance with the installation instructions in this manual.

5.Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers— for example, closed glass jars— are able to explode and SHOULD NOT be HEATED in this oven.

6.Use this equipment ONLY for its intended use as described in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this equipment. 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 equipment 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, including power cord, must be serviced ONLY by qualified service personnel. Special tools are required to service equipment. Contact nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.

10.DO NOT cover or block any openings on this appliance.

11.DO NOT heat baby bottles in oven.

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

13.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, or similar locations.

14.DO NOT immerse cord or plug in water.

15.Keep cord AWAY from HEATED surfaces.

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

17.See door cleaning instructions in Care and Cleaning section of this manual.

18.DO NOT insert oversized foods or oversized utensils in a microwave/convection oven as they may create a fire, an electrical arc, or risk of electrical shock.

19.DO NOT clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can break off the pad and touch electrical parts involving risk of electrical shock.

20.DO NOT use paper products not intended for cooking when equipment is operated in convection or combination mode.

21.DO NOT store any materials, other than manufacturer's recommended accessories, in this equipment when not in use.

22.DO NOT cover racks or any other part of the oven with metal foil. Airflow restriction will cause overheating of the oven.

23.DO NOT spray oven cleaning solutions toward the rear inner cavity surface. This will contaminate and damage the convection heating assembly.



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

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

C.DO NOT operate the 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.





To avoid risk of fire in the oven cavity:

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-ties from 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 the cavity for storage. 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 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. To reduce the risk of injury to persons:

i)Do not overheat the liquid.

ii)Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.

iii)Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.

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

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


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

1.Do not deep fat fry in oven. Fat could overheat and be hazardous to handle.

2.Do not 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.Do not leave oven unattended.

5.Do not use regular cooking thermometers in oven when cooking in microwave or combination mode. Most cooking thermometers contain mercury and may cause an electrical arc, malfunction, or damage to oven.

6.Do not use metal utensils in oven except when recommended by microwave food manufacturers or recipe requires metal utensils in convection or combination mode. Heat food in containers made of glass or china if possible.

7.Never use paper, plastic, or other combustible materials that are not intended for cooking. If oven temperature is high, material may ignite.

8.Oven temperature is at least 100°F in convection mode. Verify plastic, paper or other combustible materials are recommended by the manufacturer to withstand the minimum oven temperature.

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

10.Do not use paper towels which contain nylon

or other synthetic fibers. Heated synthetics could melt and cause paper to ignite.

11.Do not 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 heating.

12.Racks, utensils, rack guides, and oven surfaces may become hot during or after use. Use utensils or protective clothing, like pan grips or dry oven mitts, when necessary to avoid burns.

13.Do not unplug oven immediately after use. Internal fan must cool oven to avoid damage of electrical components.

14.To avoid pacemaker malfunction, consult physician or pacemaker manufacture about effects of microwave energy on pacemaker.




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.

Radio Interference

Microwave operation may cause interference to radio, television, or a similar oven. Reduce or eliminate interference by doing the following:

Clean door and sealing surfaces of oven according to instructions in

Care and Cleaning section.

Place radio, television, etc. as far as possible from oven.

Use a properly installed antenna on radio, television, etc. to obtain stronger signal reception.

Oven Placement

Do not install oven next to or above source of heat, such as pizza oven or deep fat fryer. This could cause microwave oven to operate improperly and could shorten life of electrical parts.

Allow enough room for air movement around oven.

Install oven on level countertop surface.

Outlet should be located so that plug is accessible when oven is in place.




A—Allow at least 4” of clearance around top and sides of oven. Proper air flow around oven cools electrical components. With restricted air flow, oven may not operate properly and life of electrical parts is reduced.

B—Install combination oven so oven bottom is at least 3 feet (36 inches) above floor.

Oven Clearances


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



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.

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 rating as shown in specifications table. When the combination 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, 110-120V.


Display and Features

User Option

This oven is designed for individual preferences

such as language and volume control. To change an option:

1.Press the CONTROL SET UP pad

2.Press the pad for the option you want to change.

3.Oven display scrolls selections for that option.

4.Press pad for the desired selection for that option.

5.Oven makes change and leaves option mode.

12-hour clock and timer

¸ Oven is equipped with a 12-hour clock and a timer that can be set up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds. Clock does not display AM, PM or military time.

To set clock:

1.Touch CANCEL/STOP pad.

2.Touch CLOCK pad.

ENTER TIME OF DAY scrolls through display.

3.Enter desired time by using digit touchpads.

TOUCH START scrolls through display.


To set timer:

1.Touch CANCEL/STOP pad.

2.Touch TIMER pad.

ENTER TIME IN MIN AND SEC. scrolls through display.

3.Enter desired time by using digit touchpads.

Maximum amount of time is 99 minutes and 99 seconds.

TOUCH TIMER scrolls through display.

4.Touch TIMER.

To cancel timer at any time, press TIMER pad.









Mute, low,

medium, loud








On or off






Slow, normal


or fast







Lbs. and °F

or Kg °C








On or off






English or







Child Lock

This is a unique feature that prevents accidental programming by children or when cleaning the oven control. To set the child lock, press and hold the 0 pad until LOCKED appears in the display and tones are heard. During Child Lock mode, LOCKED displays when a touchpad is pressed. To cancel child lock, touch and hold 0 until LOCKED disappears from display. After child lock is turned off, the time of day displays and cooking functions return to normal.


Electronic oven control is equipped with this time saving feature. Press the Easy Cook pad for each minute of microwave cooking time desired. At the end of the cooking cycle, tones will sound.

To use Easy Cook:

1.Touch CANCEL/STOP pad.

2.Touch EASY COOK pad for each minute of microwave time desired.

3.At the end of the cooking cycle, oven stops and tones sound.


HELP displays feature information and helpful hints. To use the HELP feature, simply press the HELP pad, and then the

feature pad you would like information about. Descriptive information about that feature will be scrolled through the display. After the help information is displayed, oven leaves help mode.


Display and Features (cont’d)


The reminder feature may be used as an alarm clock without starting the oven.

The reminder time can be set to activate up to 12 hours after current time of day.

To program a reminder:

1. Press CANCEL/STOP pad.

2. Press REMINDER pad.

ENTER REMIND TIME scrolls through display. 3. Enter desired time using the digit touchpads.

TOUCH REMINDER scrolls through display. 4. Touch REMINDER pad.

REMINDER SET scrolls through display once.

To cancel reminder program press REMINDER followed by the CANCEL/STOP pad.

5.Reminder sounds and displays REMINDER at selected time. Oven then leaves reminder mode.


This feature safely keeps cooked food warm in your oven for up to 99 minutes using microwave energy. You can use WARM/HOLD by itself or to automatically follow a timed cooking cycle. Do not use more than one complete WARM/HOLD cycle on food.


1. Put hot cooked food in the oven and close the door.

• Food that is covered during cooking should be covered during WARM/HOLD.

• Pastry items (pies, turnovers, etc.) should be uncovered during WARM/HOLD.

Complete meals kept warm on a dinner plate should be covered during WARM/HOLD.

2.Press CANCEL/STOP pad.

3.Press WARM/HOLD pad.

TOUCH START scrolls through display.

4.Press START/PAUSE pad.

WARM displays.

To cancel WARM/HOLD open oven door at any time or press the CANCEL/STOP pad.

To use WARM/HOLD after another cooking cycle.

1.After entering the timed cooking cycle instruction, press WARM/HOLD before touching START/PAUSE pad.

2.When the last cooking cycle is over, tones sound and WARM displays. Oven will continue to run.


The MORE and LESS functions of this oven adjusts the cooking cycle’s cook time. MORE adds 10 seconds to the cook time, LESS subtracts 10 seconds.

MORE and LESS do not adjust cook time for the DEFROST and WARM/HOLD cooking cycles.

Press MORE or LESS pads during active cooking cycle.

For convection cooking, MORE or LESS are used as temperature selection pads.


Cooking Methods

Microwave Cooking

Microwave cooking uses high frequency energy waves to heat the food. When cooking, microwave energy causes food molecules to move rapidly. This rapid movement between the food molecules creates heat, which cooks the food. Microwaves cook moist food and foods of varying fat content more quickly.

Convection Cooking

Convection cooking utilizes both a convection element and fan to evenly distribute heated air throughout the oven cavity. By circulating air, no hot or cold spots occur, creating a consistent temperature envelope around the food. These consistent temperatures cook food evenly and reduces cooking time.

Combination Cooking

The combination mode uses both the speed of microwave energy and browning of convection cooking to yield fast, high quality food.

Microwave cooking uses high frequency energy waves to heat the food. When cooking, microwave energy causes food molecules to move rapidly. This rapid movement between the food molecules creates heat, which cooks the food.

Convection cooking uses the selected oven temperature to bake and brown foods. The circulating air surrounds food in an envelope of evenly heated air.









Heat source

Microwave energy.

Heated air, circulated in

Microwave energy and

oven cavity.

circulated heated air.








Heat produced within food

Heat conducted from

Food heats both through

conduction from outside and


by energy penetration

outside of food to inside.

within from energy.









Fast, high efficiency

Browns foods and seals

Shortened heating time from

microwave energy, browning



in flavors.

and crisping from convection.









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