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A Sanyo Microwave User Guide

Updated February 21, 2017

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., headquartered in Osaka, Japan, produces consumer appliances, which it sells through local retailers around the country. It offers different sizes of microwave ovens, ranging from compact to mid-size to family-size models. Proper care of your microwave makes it last for a long time. Avoid service fees by troubleshooting problems with your Sanyo microwave before resorting to calling for repairs.

Available Microwaves

Sanyo offers four types of microwaves: compact, midsize, convection/grill combo and family size. The compact models do not take up a lot of room on your counter, and Sanyo offers one model in 2011: the EM-S2588W/B. It offers two mid-size models in 2011: the EM-S5120W and EM-S6588S. These models offer between 1 and 1.2 cubic feet of space. The convection and grill combo is the EM-C6786V model in 2011. This oven acts like a standard microwave, a convection oven and a grill. The family size model in 2011 is the EM-S9515W model, which offers up to 1.4 cubic feet of space.

Cooking

Enter the cooking time in minutes. For example, for 1 hour of cooking time, input 60 minutes. Use the time or weight defrost to defrost foods before cooking them. The time defrost uses a time setting, and the weight setting allows you to input the weight of the food item in ounces. Depending on the model, you have preset programs for food items such as fish, pizza, potatoes and popcorn. For the convection and grill combination model, press either the "Grill" or "Convection" button to use these settings.

Maintenance

Use warm, soapy water and a cloth to clean your Sanyo microwave, and wipe up spills as they occur. Clean your microwave at least once a week, including cleaning the turntable, turntable roller and the area beneath it. You can clean both the grill rack and turntable in the sink. Do not use rough pads or harsh detergents to clean the microwave. Remove any food or grease from the door panel and frame. Press "Stop/Clear" if you hit any cooking settings while cleaning.

Troubleshooting

Verify that your microwave is connected to an outlet if it won't come on. Unplug and reconnect the power cord to reset the microcomputer if it won't start when you first plug it in. Clean the turntable if it makes noise. Remove any metal items from the Sanyo microwave if you see sparks, and don't use cookware with silver or gold lining. Press "Start" to begin the cooking process, and replace a burnt-out bulb if the oven light won't come on. The microwave normally creates steam during the cooking process.

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About the Author

Misty Faucheux became a freelance writer in 1998 and has been an editor since 2004. She has written for a variety of websites and blogs, specializing in topics ranging from digital photography to computer systems to digital media. Faucheux received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Loyola University New Orleans.