Having bought a pre-owned Sony FM stereo tuner through eBay, it came without any manuals. It soon became clear that to get the best from this excellent tuner I needed a decent manual because much of the operation was not intuitive to a newboy to hi fi like me. I managed to download the official Sony multi-lingual manual from Owner-Manuals.com with no problem at all - a really quick and easy service. I'm very glad I did because I found out all the operations of the tuner and was then able to not only set it up quickly but also to get much more from it that poke-and-hope trialling would ever achieve. In my book $4.99 very well spent.
This manual is immaculate in it's accuracy. Everything is written very clearly and easy to understand. Written by a professional who wants to convey a clear and easy to understand message!!
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Mechanical Minute Minder (Fig. 3)
The Minute Minder can be set for a maximum period of 60 minutes. Turn the Minute Minder Knob clockwise until the maximum setting is reached, then turn it back to the required cooking time. When the timed period is up, an acoustic alarm will sound. The Minute Minder does not affect the oven operation, and does not switch off the oven whn the acoustic alarm comes on. FIG. 3
To open the oven door, always catch the handle in its central part.
The Safety Thermostat
This oven is provided with a safety thermostat. In case of malfunctioning of the main thermostat, and consequent over-heating, the safety device will stop the power supply to the appliance. If this happens, call your local Service Centre. Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the appliance yourself.
The Cooling Fan for the Controls
This oven is provided with a cooling fan, meant to keep the front panel, the knobs and the oven door handle cool. This fan may run on after the oven or grill is switched off, until a normal temperature is reached.
Before the first use
Once the oven has been installed: 1. set the thermostat knob to MAX; 2. switch the oven function control knob to conventional cooking ( ); 3. allow the oven to run empty for approximately 45 minutes; 4. open a window for ventilation. During this time, an unpleasant odour may be emitted. This is absolutely normal, and is caused by residues of manufacturing. Once this operation is carried out, let the oven cool down, then clean the oven cavity with a soft cloth soaked in warm soapy water. Before cooking for the first time, carefully wash the shelf and the dripping pan.