Microwave oven care – Whirlpool WMH32519CS User Manual
Microwave Oven Care
IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the microwave oven is cool. Always follow label instructions on
To avoid damage to the microwave oven caused by arcing due to
soil buildup, keep cavity, microwave inlet cover, cooking rack
supports, and area where the door touches the frame clean.
Clean with mild soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge, or as
Nonstick cavity coating (on some models): To avoid damage to
the microwave oven cavity, do not use metal or sharp utensils
or scrapers, or any type of abrasive cleanser or scrubbers.
Grease filter: mild soap and water or dishwasher.
Door and exterior: mild soap and water, or glass cleaner
applied to paper towel.
Control panel: sponge or soft cloth and water.
Stainless steel (on some models): mild soap and water, then
rinse with clean water and dry with soft cloth, or use stainless
Turntable: mild soap and water or dishwasher.
Rack(s): mild soap, water and washcloth. Dishwasher cleaning
is not recommended.
Installing/Replacing Filters and Light Bulbs
NOTE: A filter status indicator (on some models) appears in the
display when it is time to replace the charcoal filter, and clean or
replace the grease filters. See “Settings” section to reset filter
Grease filters: Grease filters are on the underside of microwave
oven. Clean monthly, or as prompted by filter status indicator.
Slide the filter away from the tab area, and drop out the filter.
To reinstall, place end of the filter into the opening opposite
the tab area, swing up the other end, and slide it toward the
Charcoal filter: The charcoal filter is behind the vent grille at the
top front of the microwave oven. The charcoal filter cannot be
cleaned, and should be replaced about every 6 months, or as
prompted by filter status indicator. Remove two screws on the
vent grille, tilt the grille forward, lift it out, and remove filter. To
reinstall, place the filter into its slotted area – wire mesh side
up, replace vent grille, and secure with screws.
Cooktop light: The cooktop light is located on the underside of
the microwave oven, and is replaceable. Remove bulb cover
screw, and open the bulb cover. Replace bulb, close bulb
cover, and secure with screw.
Cavity light: The cavity light bulb is located behind the vent
grille at the top front of the microwave oven, under the bulb
cover, and is replaceable. Remove two screws on the vent
grille, tilt the grille forward, and lift it out. Open bulb cover and
replace bulb. Close bulb cover, replace vent grille, and secure