Danby DMW1009W User Manual

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Owner’s Use and Care Guide

Guide d’utilisation et soins de Propriètaire

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Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Important Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Care and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Bienvenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Consignes de Sécurité Importantes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Opération . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Consignes d’Utilisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Soins et Entretien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc., Findlay, Ohio USA 45840

Version 2 04/09 JF


Welcome to the Danby family. We’re proud of our quality products and we believe in dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy to use manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our consumer service department.

Tel: 1-800-26-


Best of all, you’ll experience these values each time you use your microwave. That’s important, because your new microwave will be part of your family for a long time.



Write down the model and serial numbers here. They are on a label located on the back of the oven.

Model Number

Serial Number

Date Purchased

Staple your receipt to this manual. You will need it to obtain service under warranty.


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.

Tel: 1-800-26-







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 since open-door operation 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.



This equipment generates and uses ISM frequencies 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 particular installations. 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 ofthe following:

Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.

Relocate the microwave oven with respect to the receiver.

Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.

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

The Manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATION to this microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct such interference.





To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, injury to persons or exposure of excessive microwave energy when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following sections.



• 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 a properly grounded outlet. See “Grounding Instructions” section on page

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.

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

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 Maintenance 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 necessarry 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-ties and 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.

Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers.

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




ARCING If you see arcing, press the “STOP/Clear” button 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 antennae).

Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold-rimmed dishes, in the microwave.

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


• Only cook popcorn in your microwave oven using a special microwave popcorn accessory dish, unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens.

Some productssuch as whole eggs (with shell), sealed containers, and closed jars - will explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. Heating these products in 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 before cooking.



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 can bubble up 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. The container may feel cooler than the milk really is.

Always test the milk before feeding the baby.

• Spontaneous boilingUnder certain circumstances, liquids may start to boilduring 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 the oven for 30 to 40 containers such as soft drink bottles, wine flasks and especially narrow-necked coffee cups. Even if the container is opened, excessive steam can build up and cause it to burst or overflow.

Don’t defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles (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 thoroughlymeat to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F (71.1°C), and poultry to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F (82.2°C). Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against food borne illness.






Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is suitable for microwaving. Most glass casserole, cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china dinnerware which do not have metallic trim or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware will be labeled “suitable for microwaving”.

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

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 filament should be avoided, as they may also ignite.

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

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.

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.

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

How to test for a microwave-safe dish:

1)Place in the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass measuring cup filled with1 cup of water.

2)Set the measuring cup either in or next to the dish.

3)Microwave 1 minute on high power.

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 microwavesafe.

Use foil only as directed in this manual. TV dinners may be microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4” high; remove the top foil cover and return the tray to the box. When using foil in the microwave, keep the foil at least 1 inch away from the sides of the oven.

Plastic cookware designed for microwave cooking is very useful, but should be used carefully. Even microwave-safe plastic may not be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as are glass and ceramic materials, and may soften or char if subjected to short periods of over-cooking. In longer exposure to over-cooking, the food and cookware could ignite.

Follow these guidelines:

1)Use Microwave-safe plastics 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.


WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric





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- prong wall outlet, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall 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.


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1) Door Opening Push Button














2) Oven Window: Screen allows cooking
















to be viewed while keeping microwave
















energy confined in oven.










3) Turntable Shaft































4) Roller Ring



















5) Removable Glass Turntable:













Turntable and support must be in place













when using the oven. The turntable may





































be removed for cleaning.




















6) Control Panel








7) Electronic Display











• Menu Cooking: Baked Potato, Popcorn, Pizza, Beverage, Frozen Dinner,






• Allows you to cook/reheat food automatically without entering a time or



selecting a powerl level. Some MENU COOKING programs give the



option of specifying between two portion sizes.



• POWER: Oven automatically cooks at high power. For a lower power



level, set cook time, touch POWER and enter number (1-9) for desired



power level.



• DEFROST BY WEIGHT: Automatic defrosting for large meats.



Controls power level to thaw without excessive outside warming.



• SPEED DEFROST: Automatically programs lower power levels for even



defrosting. Touch SPEED DEFROST, set time and START.



• TIMER: Independent kitchen timer. Set any time, even while oven is



operating. Touch TIMER pad, set time then START. Touch RESET to






• Number Pad: Set times and weights.



CLOCK: Touch pad once, touch number pads and then CLOCK to set.



• COOK: Cook at one power level for a period of time, then automatically



switch to another power level for the remaining cook time.



• COOK BY WEIGHT: Touch COOK BY WEIGHT pad, enter weight of



meat accurately, then START. After partial cooking, oven stops, leaving



time on display. Turn over meat when oven stops after partial cooking.



Re-touch START to finish.



• RESET: Touch to clear display of unused time after cooking, also cancels



the timer.



• START/STOP: Touch as final step in setting oven. Touch to stop



microwaving while oven is in operation (re-touch to continue timing shown



on display). Will not stop timer.








When the oven is first plugged into a wall outlet, touch the CLOCK pad once, the display will show “ENTER CLOCK TIME”.

Enter the correct time of day by touching the correct number pads. You must select at least 3 digits (one for hour(s) and two for minutes). For minute less than 10, precede the minutes digit with a 0 (ex. 5 minutes past two, set 2:05). The colon (:) will flash between hour and minute digits. If you prefer not to have the clock displayed, set the clock for 00:00 and the display will only show a colon.

Touch CLOCK to lock in the time. Colon will stop flashing and clock will begin to keep current time. After clock has been set, the word prompt clock will always show on the display unless oven is in a cooking operation.

B) Changing the clock time.

• Touch the CLOCK pad once, the display will show “ENTER CLOCK TIME”.

• Enter the correct time of day by touching the correct number pads. Remember to set at least 3 digits (one for hour(s), two for minutes), and precede minutes under 10 with a 0.

• Touch CLOCK to lock in the time. Colon will stop flasing and begin to keep current time.

C) Notes on setting the clock.

If you make a mistake in setting the time, start over by pressing the CLOCK pad twice.

To recall time of day while you are cooking, press the CLOCK pad. Time will be displayed for 3 seconds before returning to countdown of cooking time.

In case of power failure, when the power is restored, the control will be in a clock set mode. Follow directions for setting the clock.


One Beep: Oven accepts the entry. Information has been entered in the correct sequence. Two Beeps: Oven does not accept the entry. Check and try again.



A) Timer works independent from cooking and can be set anytime for various kitchen tasks. Use oven timer though oven is also timing a microwave cooking function.


Touch the TIMER pad. Word prompts ENTER TIMER TIME show on the display. If you are using the TIMER while cooking, Cooking time countdown will be temporarily replaced on the display while timer is being set.

Enter the amount of time you wish to set by touching the correct number pad from one digit (ex. 5 for 5 second) to four digits (2400 for 24 minutes). ENTER TIMER remains on the display.

Touch START/STOP pad. Word prompt TIMER starts flashing and timer countdown can be seen on display for 3 seconds before cooking tim is returned to display. Word prompt TIMER is displayed alone with additional word prompt indicating current cooking mode.

B) Notes on Setting the Oven Timer.

To STOP or RESET TIMER when microwave is not cooking, touch RESET pad.

When setting timer DURING a cooking operation, take care to set timer correctly. Once the timer is set during cooking, setting cannot be changed without resetting the cooking function at the same time. Touching RESET will not allow you to change timer setting while cooking.

When end of time is reached, one long been can be heard and timer will leave the display. If oven is not cooking, CLOCK and time of day (if set) will return to the display. If oven is in cooking operation, one long beep can be heard and TIMER will leave display while oven continues cooking time countdown.


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