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Can't go straight to warm setting

I have a Rival 5.5 qt slower cooker model # 38551. Is there anyway to bypass the high or low settings and cooktime. And go straght to the warm setting. I liketo us the cooker to keep thingswarm not cook them.

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Re: Can't go straight to warm setting

Hi, Guys,

I discovered this solution by accident. To get my crock pot to go to the "Warm" setting directly, I begin by pressing and holding the "Cook Time" button. Then, with the cook time button held down, press and release the "Off" button, holding it down for a second or so and then releasing it. Finally, lift your finger off the "Cook Time" button. Presto! The unit will be set on "Warm." So the key to this is to press and release the "Off" button WHILE the "Cook Time" button is being held down. Might take a couple tries before you get it, but then you'll see that it works every time.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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Re: Can't go straight to warm setting - Rival 38501 Smart Pot 5-Quart Crock Pots & Slow Cookers

Thank you!! Worked like a charm!!

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Re: Can't go straight to warm setting

This did not work for me

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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