Whirlpool AMW46 manual

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  • Brand: Whirlpool
  • Product: Microwave
  • Model/name: AMW46
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

Page: 0
Instructions for use
AMW 450
AMW 460
AMW 461
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Only allow children to use the oven without
supervision when adequate instructions have
been given so that the child is able to use the
oven in a safe way and understands the hazards
of improper use.
Check that the voltage on the rating plate
corresponds to the voltage in your home.
Do not remove the microwave inlet
protection plates located on the side of the
oven cavity wall. They prevent grease & food
particles from entering the microwave inlet
Ensure the oven cavity is empty before
Ensure that the appliance is not damaged.
Check that the oven door closes firmly against
the door support and that the internal door
seal is not damaged. Empty the oven and clean
the interior with a soft, damp cloth.
Do not operate this appliance if it has
a damaged mains cord or plug, if it is not
working properly, or if it has been damaged
or dropped. Do not immerse the mains cord
or plug in water. Keep the cord away from hot
surfaces. Electrical shock, fire or other hazards
may result.
A permanent connection requires the
installation of a separating device. The
separating device must have an omnipolar
contact opening of more than 3 mm including
LS switches, safety valves and relays. The
separating device must be connected directly
to the terminal.
The manufacturers are not liable for any
problems caused by the user’s failure to
observe these instructions.
Do not heat, or use flammable materials
in or near the oven. Fumes can create a fire
hazard or explosion.
Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in
this appliance. This type of oven is specifically
designed to heat or cook food. It is not
designed for industrial or laboratory use.
Do not use your microwave oven for drying
textiles, paper, spices, herbs, wood, flowers,
fruit or other combustible materials. Fire could
If material inside / outside the oven should
ignite, keep oven door closed and turn the
oven off. Disconnect the power cord or shut off
power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
Do not over-cook food. Fire could result.
Do not leave the oven unattended, especially
when using paper, plastic or other combustible
materials in the cooking process. Paper can
char or burn and some plastics can melt if used
when heating foods.
Follow the supplied separate mounting instructions
when installing the appliance.
The oven can be operated only if the oven
door is firmly closed.
The earthing of this appliance is compulsory.
The manufacturer will accept no responsibility
for injury to persons, animals or damage to
objects arising from the non-observance of this
In the case of a permanent connection, the
appliance should be installed by a qualified
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Do not use your microwave oven for heating
anything in airtight sealed
containers. The pressure increases
and may cause damage when
opening or may explode.
The door seals and the door seal areas must
be regularly inspected for damage. If these
areas are damaged the appliance should not be
operated until it has been repaired by a trained
service technician.
Do not use your microwave oven for cooking or reheating whole eggs with or
without shell since they may explode even after microwave heating has ended.
This appliance is designed for domestic use
The appliance should not be operated without
food in the oven when using microwaves.
Operation in this manner is likely to damage the
If you practice operating the oven, put a
glass of water inside. The water will absorb the
microwave energy and the oven will not be
Do not use the cavity for any storage
Do not remove the microwave inlet
protection plates located on the side of the
oven cavity wall. They prevent grease & food
particles from entering the microwave inlet
E.g. beverages or water in your
microwave oven, overheating
the liquid beyond boiling point
can occur without evidence
of bubbling. This could result in a sudden boil
over of the hot liquid.
To prevent this possibility the following steps
should be taken:
1. Avoid using straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
2. Stir the liquid before placing the container
in the oven and let the teaspoon remain
in the container.
3. After heating, allow standing for a short
time, stirring again before carefully
removing the container from the oven.
Remove wire twist-ties from
paper or plastic bags before placing
bag in the oven.
Do not use your microwave
oven for deep-frying, because
the oil temperature cannot be
Use hot pads or oven mitts to prevent burns,
when touching containers, oven parts, and pan
after cooking.
Always refer to a microwave cookbook for
details. Especially, if cooking or reheating food
that contains alcohol.
After heating baby food or
liquids in a baby bottle or in
a baby food jar, always stir
and check the temperature
before serving. This will ensure that the heat
is evenly distributed and the risk of scalding
or burns can be avoided.
Ensure the Lid and the Teat is removed
before heating!
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Use the Glass turntable with
all cooking methods. It collects
the dripping juices and food
particles that otherwise would
stain and soil the interior of the oven.
* Place the Glass turntable on the turntable
There are a number of accessories available
on the market. Before you buy, ensure they are
suitable for microwave use.
When you put food and accessories in the
microwave oven, ensure that they do not come
in contact with the interior of the oven. This is
especially important with accessories made
of metal or metal parts.
If accessories containing metal comes in
contact with the oven interior, while the oven
is in operation, sparking can occur and the
oven could be damaged.
Always ensure that the turntable is able to
turn freely before starting the oven.
Ensure that the utensils you use are oven
proof and allow microwaves to pass through
them before cooking.
Use the turntable support under
the Glass turntable. Never put any
other utensils on the turntable
* Fit the turntable support in the oven.
This automatic safety function is activated
one minute after the oven has returned to
“stand by mode“.
The door must be opened and closed e.g.
putting food into it, before the safety lock is
If you attempt to operate the oven without
putting food into it, the display will show
To pause cooking:
The cooking can be paused to check, turn or
stir the food by opening the door. The setting
will be maintained for 10 minutes.
To continue cooking:
Close the door and press the Start
button ONCE. The cooking is resumed
from where it was paused.
Pressing the Start button TWICE will increase
the time by 30 seconds.
If you don’t want to continue
Remove the food, close the door and
press the STOP button
A beep will signal once a minute
for 10 minutes when the cooking is
finished. Press the STOP button or open the
door to cancel the signal.
Note: The oven will only hold the settings for
30 seconds if the door is opened and then
closed after the cooking is finished.
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Jet Defrost
Jet Defrost
Jet Defrost
1. Press the +/- buttons to set the desired length of the timer.
2. Press the power button repeatedly to set the power to 0 W.
3. Press the Start button.
Use this function when you need a kitchen
timer to measure exact time for various
purposes such as cooking eggs, pasta or letting
the dough rise before baking etc.
An acoustic signal will be heard when the timer has finished to count down.
Keep the door open while setting the Clock.
This gives you 5 minutes to complete the
setting of the Clock. Otherwise, each step must
be accomplished within 30 seconds.
1. Press the Clock button (3 seconds) until the left-hand digit (hour’s) flicker.
2. Press the +/- buttons to set the hours.
3. Press the Clock button again. (The two right hand digits (minutes) flicker).
4. Press the +/- buttons to set the minutes.
5. Press the Clock button again.
The Clock is set and in operation.
Note: When the appliance is first plugged in or after a power failure, the display is blank. If the
clock is not set, the display will remain blank until the cooking time is set.
1. Press the +/- buttons to set the time.
2. Press the power button repeatedly to set the power.
3. Press the Start button.
Use this function for normal cooking and
reheating, such as vegetables, fish, potatoes
and meat.
Once the cooking process has been started:
The time can easily be increased in 30-second steps by pressing the Start button. Each press
increases the time with 30 seconds. You may also alter the time by pressing the +/- buttons to
increase or decrease the time.
Pressing the power button may also change the power level. The first press will show you the
current power level. Press the power button repeatedly to change power level.
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Jet Defrost
Jet Defrost
Use this function for defrosting Meat,
Fish & Poultry ONLY. For other foods such
as Bread & Fruit you should follow the
procedure for ”How to cook and reheat
with microwaves”and choose 160 W
when defrosting.
Jet Defrost should only be used if the net
weight is between 100 - 2000g.
1. Press the Jet Defrost button.
2. Press the + / - buttons to set the weight of the food.
3. Press the Start button.
If the weight is lesser or greater than
recommended weight:
Follow the procedure for ”How to cook and
reheat with microwaves”and choose 160 W
when defrosting.
This function is used for quick reheating of
foods with a high water content such as; clear
soups, coffee or tea.
Press to automatically start with full microwave power level and the cooking time set to 30
seconds. Each additional press increases the time with 30 seconds. You may also alter the time by
pressing the +/- buttons to increase or decrease the time after the function has started.
Midway through the defrosting process the
oven stops and prompts you to“TURN”food.
— Open the door.
— Turn the food.
— Close the door and restart (GO) by pressing
the Jet Start button.
If the food is warmer than deep-freeze
temperature (-18°C), choose lower weight of
the food.
If the food is colder than deep-freeze
temperature (-18°C), choose higher weight of
the food.
Note: the oven continues automatically after
2 min if the food hasn’t been turned. The
defrosting time will be longer in this case.
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Do not use metal scouring
pads on the inside of the oven
cavity. They will scratch the
Turntable support.
Glass turntable.
Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of
the surface that could adversely affect the
life of the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
At regular intervals, especially if spillovers
have occurred, remove the turntable, the
turntable support and wipe the base of the
oven clean.
This oven is designed to operate with the
turntable in place.
Do not operate the microwave oven when the
turntable has been removed for cleaning.
Use a mild detergent, water and a soft cloth
to clean the interior surfaces, front and rear of
the door and the door opening.
Do not allow grease or food particles to build
up around the door.
For stubborn stains, boil a cup of water in the
oven for 2 or 3 minutes. Steam will soften the
Adding some lemon juice to a cup of water,
placing this on the turntable and boiling for
a few minutes can eliminate odors inside
the oven.
Abrasive cleansers, steel-wool pads, gritty
wash cloths, etc. can damage the control panel,
and the interior and exterior oven surfaces.
Use a sponge with a mild detergent or a paper
towel with spray glass cleaner. Apply spray glass
cleaner to a paper towel.
Do not spray directly on the oven.
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If the oven does not work, do not make a
service call until you have made the following
* The Turntable and turntable support is in
* The Plug is properly inserted in the wall
* The Door is properly closed.
* Check your Fuses and ensure that there is
power available.
* Check that the oven has ample ventilation.
* Wait for ten minutes and then try to operate
the oven once more.
* Open and then close the door before you try
If the mains cord needs replacing it should
be replaced by the original mains cord, which
is available via our service organization. The
mains cord may only be replaced by a trained
service technician.
Service only to be carried out by
a trained service technician. It is
hazardous for anyone other than
a trained person to carry out any
service or repair operation, which
involves the removal of any cover,
which gives protection against
exposure to microwave energy.
Do not remove any cover.
The packing box may be fully
recycled as confirmed by the
recycling symbol. Follow local
disposal regulations. Keep
potentially hazardous packaging (plastic bags,
polystyrene etc.) out of the reach of children.
This appliance is marked according to the
European directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product.
The symbol on the product,
or on the documents
accompanying the product,
indicates that this appliance may
not be treated as household
waste. Instead it shall
be handed over to the
applicable collection point
for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment.
Disposal must be carried out in
accordance with local environmental
regulations for waste disposal.
For more detailed information about
treatment, recovery and recycling of this
product, please contact your local city office,
your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
Before scrapping, cut off the mains cord so
that the appliance cannot be connected to the
This is to avoid unnecessary calls for which
you will be charged.
When calling for Service, please give the serial
number and type number of the oven (see
Service label). Consult your warranty booklet
for further advice.
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Level To be used for:
750 W Reheating of beverages, water, clear soups, coffee, tea or other food with a high
water content. If the food contains egg or cream choose a lower power. Cooking
of vegetables, fish, meat etc.
500 W More careful cooking e.g. high protein sauces, cheese and egg dishes and to
finish cooking casseroles.
350 W Simmering stews.
160 W Defrosting. Softening butter, cheeses and ice cream.
0 W When using the Timer only.
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In accordance with IEC 705.
The International Electrotechnical Commission, SC. 59H, has developed a standard for comparative
testing of heating performance of different microwave ovens. We recommend the following for
this oven:
Test Amount Approx. time Power level Container
12.3.1 750 g 10 min 750 W Pyrex 3.220
12.3.2 475 g 5 ½ min 750 W Pyrex 3.827
12.3.3 900 g 14 min 750 W Pyrex 3.838
13.3.0 500 g 2 min 40 sec Jet defrost
Model AMW 450 AMW 460 AMW 461
Supply voltage 230 V/50 Hz
Rated Power Input 1300 W
Fuse 10 A (UK 13 A)
MW output power 750 W
H x W x D
Outer dimensions: 382 x 495 x 320 382 x 595 x 320
Oven compartment: 187 x 370 x 290
When a function is finished, the oven carries
out a cooling procedure. This is normal.
After this procedure the oven switches off
The cooling procedure can be interrupted
without any harm to the oven.

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