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How doI change the power on my microwave?

My microwave works by it takes a while to heat up food. I would like to change to a stronger power.

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  • Press "Time Cook" or "Micro Cook."

  • Enter cooking time.

  • Press "Power Level".

  • Select a desired power level 1-10 (default is 10).

  • Press "Start"

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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