Owner's Manual for Power Cooker models including: PC-WAL2, Digital Pressure Cooker, 8-QUART MODEL PC-WAL3, 6-QUART MODEL PC-WAL2, Pressure Cooker

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OWNER’S MANUAL 6-QUART MODEL: PC-WAL2 | 8-QUART MODEL: PC-WAL3 Digital Pressure Cooker SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY. Important: When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed. Do not use this Power Cooker until you have read this manual thoroughly. Warranty information inside.

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Digital Pressure Cooker
OWNER'S MANUAL
6-QUART MODEL: PC-WAL2 | 8-QUART MODEL: PC-WAL3
Important: When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed. Do not use this Power Cooker until you have read this manual thoroughly. Warranty information inside.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.

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CONTENTS

LIMITED WARRANTY

4

SPECIAL FEATURES

5

BUILT-IN SAFETY FEATURES

6

IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

7

PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

8

GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

9

DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW

10

PRESSURE COOKING GUIDE

11

CARE AND CLEANING

13

FLOAT VALVE ASSEMBLY

14

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

14

TROUBLESHOOTING

15

DISPLAY ERROR INDICATOR

15

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IMPORTANT: Do Not Use This Power Cooker Until You Have Read This Entire Manual Thoroughly!

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.

LIMITED

MANUFACTURER'S
WARRANTY

The manufacturer warrants that your Power CookerTM is free of defects in materials and workmanship and will, at its option, repair or replace any defective Power CookerTM that is returned to it. All parts and components of the Power CookerTM are warranted for 60 days from the original date of purchase. This warranty is valid only in accordance with the conditions set forth below:

 Normal wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. This warranty applies to consumer use only, and is void when the product is used in a commercial or institutional setting.
 The warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser and is not transferable. In addition, proof of purchase must be demonstrated. This warranty is void if the product has been subject to accident, misuse, abuse, improper maintenance or repair, or unauthorized modification.
 This limited warranty is the only written or express warranty given by the manufacturer. Any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this product is limited in duration to the duration of this warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
 Repair or replacement of the product (or, if repair or replacement is not feasible, a refund of the purchase price) is the exclusive remedy of the consumer under this warranty. The manufacturer shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for breach of this warranty or any implied warranty on this product. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
 This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

PROCEDURE FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENT: If warranty service is necessary, the original purchaser must pack the product securely and send it postage paid with a description of the defect, proof of purchase, and a check or money order for $24.99 to cover return postage and handling to the following address:
Power CookerTM, P.O. Box 3007, Wallingford, CT 06492.

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE DESIGN AND QUALITY OF OUR POWER COOKER WWW.POWERCOOKER.COM
This product has been manufactured to the highest standards. Should you have any problem, our friendly customer service staff is here to help you. 1-973-287-5169

UNIT SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL NUMBER SUPPLY POWER RATED POWER CAPACITY OF INNER POT WORKING PRESSURE SAFETY WORKING PRESSURE

PC-WAL2 PC-WAL3

AC 120V 60HZ

1000W 1300W

6QT 8QT

0-70 kPa

80-90 kPa

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SPECIAL FEATURES

01
DIGITAL DISPLAY
02
KEEP WARM MODE
03
STERILE ENVIRONMENT
04
BROWN MODE
05
RAPID RELEASE
06
STEAM MODE

The Digital Display on your Power Cooker offers a wide range of choices including Browning, Low Temp Cooking, Stewing and Steaming.
Cooking Time and Pressure Levels may be adjusted to suit any recipe or personal preference. At the completion of the cooking cycle, the unit will automatically shi to the KEEP WARM mode. The KEEP WARM mode holds and keeps cooked food warm for an unlimited period of time. Foods kept at KEEP WARM mode for periods beyond 4 hours may loose their good flavor and texture.
Digital Pressure Cooking utilizes temperatures up to 248O F (120O C) creating a more sterile and healthier environment when compared to traditional cooking methods.
The Power Cooker has a BROWN mode that allows you to sear or brown food using the INNER POT before cooking under pressure.
The Rapid Release feature allows you to lower pressure quickly and completely. To do so, carefully slide the RAPID RELEASE BUTTON (page 8) forward in short bursts at first. A er initial short bursts, leave the button in the full forward position until all pressure has escaped.
The STEAM mode heats cooking liquid in the INNER POT to a boil in a matter of minutes, for steaming and cooking an endless variety of foods.

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BUILT IN SAFETY FEATURES

01
LID SAFETY LOCK

This unit is equipped with a safety lock mechanism. DO NOT attempt to open when pressurized.

02
PRESSURE/TEMPERATURE SENSOR CONTROLS
03
BACK-UP SAFETY RELEASE VALVE
04
CLOG RESISTANT FEATURE
05
SPRING-LOADED SAFETY PRESSURE RELEASE
06
TEMPERATURE CUT-OFF DEVICE
07
RED PRESSURE INDICATOR ON LID
08
MAGNETIC SENSOR FOR LID

Maintain even heat and pressure by automatically activating or deactivating the power supply.
Should the Temperature/Pressure Sensor device malfunction, causing pressure to build beyond maximum setting, the Back-Up will automatically kick in and release the built up pressure.
Prevents food from blocking the steam release port.
Should all safety features listed above fail, this "spring-loaded" device located beneath the heating element will automatically lower the INNER POT, causing it to separate automatically from the RUBBER GASKET ( page 8). This will enable the steam and pressure to automatically escape around the pot LID, avoiding a dangerous situation.
Should the unit malfunction and cause the internal temperature to rise beyond the "Safe" limit, this device will cut-off the power supply and will not automatically reset.
The Red pressure indicator on lid indicates that the unit is pressurized. Do NOT touch or press the indicator, doing so will release hot steam which reduces the unit's pressure and can cause injury. Always use the manual pressure release valve to release pressure.
The unit has a Magnetic Safety Sensor to assure the lid is properly closed and the unit can pressurize. If the lid is not on correctly a beeping noise will occur and the word "LID" will appear on the display indicating the lid is not fully closed and the unit cannot pressurize. See the General Operating Instructions section to familiarize how to properly place the lid on the unit and lock it securely.

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

WHEN USING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED

 ALWAYS be sure the float valve is on correctly before use. Incorrect assembly may prevent the cooker from building pressure or allow steam to come out from the sides of the LID (See page 14 for assembly).
 DO NOT touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
 To protect against electric shock DO NOT immerse or rinse cords or plugs in water or other liquid.
 THIS APPLIANCE SHOULD NEVER BE OPERATED BY CHILDREN AND SPECIAL CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN THE UNIT IS IN USE IN THEIR PRESENCE.
 Unplug from outlet when not in use and before cleaning. Allow to cool before putting on or taking off parts.
 DO NOT operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance malfunctions or has been damaged in any manner. Return appliance to the nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment.
 The Power Cooker has a back-up feature to prevent malfunction in the event of a power surge. Unplug appliance and allow it to "clear" for 1 hour before plugging it back into the outlet.
 Appliance should be operated on a dedicated electrical circuit.
 DO NOT use any attachments or utensils that were not recommended or supplied by the manufacturer. The use of attachments not recommended for use by the manufacturer may cause serious hazardous situations including personal injury.
 DO NOT use outdoors.
 DO NOT let cord hang over edge of table or counter, or touch hot surfaces.
 DO NOT place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
 EXTREME CAUTION must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot liquids.
 ALWAYS attach plug to appliance first, then plug cord into the wall outlet. To disconnect, set any control to "Off", then remove plug from wall outlet.
 DO NOT use appliance for anything other than its intended use.
 THIS APPLIANCE COOKS UNDER PRESSURE. Improper use may result in scalding injury. Make certain unit is properly closed before operating. See General Operating Instructions on page 9.
 NEVER FILL THE UNIT ABOVE THE MAX LINE in the INNER POT (page 8). When using foods that expand during cooking such as rice or dried beans, follow the recipe for "pressure cooking" those products, and as a rule of thumb, do not fill the unit above the "halfway" point. Overfilling may cause clogging, allowing excess pressure to develop. SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.
 BE AWARE that certain foods, such as applesauce, cranberries, pearl barley, oatmeal or other cereals, split peas, noodles, macaroni, rhubarb, and spaghetti, can foam, froth, sputter, and clog the pressure release device (steam vent). Recipes using these items must be followed carefully to avoid problems.
 ALWAYS check the pressure release devices for clogs before use.
 DO NOT open the Power Cooker until the unit has cooled and all internal pressure has been released. If the unit is difficult to open,

this indicates that the cooker is still pressurized  do not force it open. Any pressure in the cooker can be hazardous. See General Operating Instructions on page 9.
 DO NOT use this pressure cooker for pressure frying with oil.
 This appliance has been designed for use with a 3-prong, grounded, 120V ELECTRICAL OUTLET ONLY. Do not use any other electrical outlet.
 The Power Cooker generates extreme heat and steam in its operation. All necessary precautions must be taken to avoid fire, burns and other personal injury during its operation.
 NEVER OPERATE THE UNIT NEAR ANY FLAMMABLE MATERIALS such as dish towels, paper towels, curtains, paper plates, etc. When in operation the Power Cooker requires sufficient air space on all sides including top and bottom. Always plug the electrical cord directly into the wall outlet. Never use this unit with an extension cord of any kind.
 ANYONE WHO HAS NOT FULLY READ AND UNDERSTOOD ALL OPERATING AND SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL IS NOT QUALIFIED TO OPERATE OR CLEAN THIS APPLIANCE.
 IF THIS UNIT FALLS OR ACCIDENTALLY BECOMES IMMERSED IN WATER, UNPLUG IT FROM THE WALL OUTLET IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT REACH INTO THE WATER!
 DO NOT operate this appliance on an unstable surface.
 IF THIS APPLIANCE BEGINS TO MALFUNCTION DURING USE, IMMEDIATELY UNPLUG THE CORD. DO NOT USE OR ATTEMPT TO REPAIR A MALFUNCTIONING APPLIANCE!
 NEVER FORCE OPEN THE POWER COOKER. If you need to open the Power Cooker, press the "KEEP WARM/CANCEL" button and carefully slide the RAPID RELEASE BUTTON (page 8) to the Release position to fully release the building pressure inside the cooker. Make sure that all the steam has dissipated from the cooker and the Pressure Release Valve (page 8) is fully settled back into the LID shell. Carefully turn the handle counter clockwise. Always open the LID away from you to avoid skin contact with any remaining heat or steam.
 CAUTION: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, COOK ONLY IN THE REMOVABLE CONTAINER. Do not immerse the housing or base in water. Before use, clean the bottom of the INNER POT and the surface of the heater plate. Insert the INNER POT, turning it slightly clockwise and counterclockwise until you are sure it is sitting correctly on the heater plate. Failure to do so will prevent proper operation and may cause damage to the unit.
 CAUTION HOT SURFACES: This appliance generates heat and escaping steam during use. Proper precautions must be taken to prevent the risk of personal injury, fires, and damage to property.
 CAUTION: To prevent plasticizers from migrating from the finish of the counter top or tabletop or other furniture, place NONPLASTIC coasters or place mats under the appliance. Failure to do so may cause permanent stains, blemishes or darkening to furniture and counter tops.
 CAUTION: When moving the pressure cooker, use the carry handles and not the lid handle.

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PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

D

A

C

B

E

S

J I

Q K

H

F

G

G

J

I

L

K

0 N

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D
H M
P

GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

A LED DISPLAY B CONTROL PANEL
C BASE D INNER POT NOTE: MAX FILL LINE
Place INNER POT into the unit. Never fill the INNER POT above the MAX line. E LID
F LID HANDLE G RUBBER GASKET - UNDER LID
For proper cleaning the RUBBER GASKET should be removed. Using the PULL TAB located X beneath the LID, remove the POT LID LINER that holds the GASKET. A er cleaning, re-attach GASKET to LID LINER and snap back in place.
H LOCK SYMBOLS I PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE J FLOATING VALVE K RAPID RELEASE BUTTON
L AC CORD M STEAMER TRAY
To steam vegetables and other foods, add liquid X to the INNER POT and place Steamer Tray in the
pot so that it rests evenly on the groove. Clean a er each use.
N CONDENSATION COLLECTOR
Align the collector with the two grooves on the X back of the cooker to capture moisture that may
drip. Empty and clean a er each use.
O MEASURING CUP P LADLE Q RED PRESSURE INDICATOR S MAGNETIC SENSOR

RECOMMENDED STEPS BEFORE FIRST USE
Before using the Power Cooker for the first time, wash the INNER POT (D), the LID (E) and the RUBBER GASKET (G) with warm soapy water. Rinse with clean water and dry thoroughly.
Make sure the RUBBER GASKET (G) is seated properly inside the LID.
To ensure correct fitting of the RUBBER GASKET (G), fill theINNER POT(D) with water about 1/5 full.
IMPORTANT LID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
The unit has a MAGNETIC SAFETY SENSOR (S) to assure the lid is properly closed and the unit can pressurize. If the lid is not on correctly a beeping noise will occur and the word "LID" will appear on the display indicating the lid is not fully closed and the unit cannot pressurize. Place Cooker LID (E) on Cooker with LID Handle (F) and PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE (I) pointed to the "1:00 o'clock" position (fig. A). Rotate LID counterclockwise until you feel a click and the LOCK SYMBOLS (H) on the LID are centered with the LED Display (A). Place the LID (E) on the cooker, then slide the RAPID RELEASE BUTTON (K) to the CLOSE position and run on COOK mode for 15 minutes. Always make sure nothing is blocking the PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE or LID from achieving a tight seal when closed.
Wait 15 minutes, then release pressure by sliding the RAPID RELEASE BUTTON (K) to the RELEASE position.
The FLOATING VALVE (J) and the RED PRESSURE INDICATOR (Q) will drop. Let the appliance cool to room temperature. Pour out the water. Rinse and towel dry the INNER POT. The Power Cooker is now ready for use.
CAUTION
The RED PRESSURE INDICATOR (Q) on lid indicates that the unit is pressurized. Do NOT touch or press the indicator, doing so will release hot steam which reduces the unit's pressure and can cause injury. Always use the manual pressure release valve to release pressure.
S J
I
K
Q F
H

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DIGITAL CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW

2 3 4 5

1
0000
6
7

8 9 10 11

The Power Cooker has several basic cooking modes that may
X be used alone or in combination to produce an infinite variety of
results. (See chart on p.11).

X COOK TIME BUTTON (9) - You can change the default time
when pressing the cook time button.

X When the unit is first plugged in, 0000 will appear on the X DELAY TIME BUTTON (10) - Your meal will cook at a later

LED DISPLAY (1).

time from 30 minutes to 24 hours in 30-minute increments.

When a cooking process is selected, such as COOK (2), the
X default time will blink 5 times. Then rotating double zeros may
appear on the le side of the LED Display (1) to signify it is building pressure.

KEEP WARM/CANCEL BUTTON (11) -- While the unit
X is in a cooking cycle KEEP WARM/CANCEL will stop the
cooking cycle. When a cooking cycle runs its full course, the unit automatically goes into the KEEP WARM MODE.

X

Once pressure is built, the zeros will stop rotating and begin counting down the time.

X

When the unit is in the KEEP WARM MODE, pressing the KEEP WARM/CANCEL BUTTON (11) will cancel the KEEP

WARM operation.

The device will beep, the LED DISPLAY (1) will return to blank,
X and then automatically enter KEEP WARM MODE once the
time has expired. It will remain in KEEP WARM MODE until manually cancelled.

X

Pressing the KEEP WARM/CANCEL BUTTON (11) when the unit is in neutral (0000 on LED) mode will reset the unit to the

KEEP WARM MODE.

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PRESSURE COOKING GUIDE

MODE

DEFAULT TIME (MIN.)

PRESSURE (KPA)1

COOK TIME RANGE (MIN.)2

2 COOK

15

70

1-30 min.

3 LOW TEMP COOK

6 hrs.

--

1-12 hrs.

4 STEW

30

70

1-50

5 STEAM CANNING

10

80

1-120

6 RICE

10

70

1-30

7 BROWN

20

--

10

20

8 PRESSURE ADJUST3

12

30

15

40

18

50

20

60

25

70

30

80

1-20
10-60 12-60 15-60 18-60 20-60 25-60 30-60

9 COOK TIME

You can change the Default Time when pressing the COOK TIME button.

10 DELAY TIME 11 KEEP WARM/CANCEL

Your meal will cook at a later time from 30 minutes to 24 hours in 30-minute increments.
While the unit is in a cooking cycle KEEP WARM/CANCEL will stop the cooking cycle. When a cooking cycle runs its full course, the unit automatically goes into the KEEP WARM mode. When the unit is in the KEEP WARM mode, pressing the KEEP WARM/CANCEL button will CANCEL the KEEP WARM operation. Pressing the KEEP WARM/CANCEL button when the unit is in neutral (0000 on LED) mode will reset the unit to the KEEP WARM mode.

1. kPa as a unit of pressure measurement, is widely used throughout the world instead of the "pounds per square inch, PSI" method. kPa to PSI ratio is approximately 7kPa to 1PSI. For example 2PSI is equal to 14kPa. 2. This is the range you can change the Default Time to when pressing the COOK TIME button. It will change in 5-minute increments. 3. When pressing the PRESSURE ADJUST button, it will cancel any other cook mode you are on. You can custom set the pressure from 20 to 80 kPa in 10-kPa intervals. Each kPa will set the cook time to a default time which can be changed following the COOK TIME instruction above but will not decrease below the default time.

CAUTION
NEVER OPERATE the unit near any flammable materials such as dish towels, paper towels, curtains, paper plates, etc. When in operation the Power Cooker requires sufficient air space on all sides including top and bottom. Always plug the electrical cord directly into the wall outlet. Never use this unit with an extension cord of any kind.

CAUTION
NEVER FILL THE UNIT ABOVE THE MAX LINE (4/5) in the INNER POT (page 8). When using foods that expand during cooking such as rice or dried beans, follow the recipe for "pressure cooking" those products, and as a rule of thumb, do not fill the unit above the "halfway" point. Overfilling may cause clogging, allowing excess pressure to develop. SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.

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PRESSURE COOKING GUIDE

NOTE: All pressure cooking modes require the addition of liquid in some form (water, stock, etc). Unless you are familiar with the pressure cooking process, follow recipes carefully for liquid addition suggestions. Never fill INNER POT above MAX line. Always use PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE to lower pressure quickly.

VEGETABLES

LIQ/CUPS

APPROX. MIN.

PRESSURE

ASPARAGUS, THIN, WHOLE BEANS, GREEN BEETS, MEDIUM BROCCOLI, PIECES BRUSSEL SPROUTS, WHOLE CARROTS, 1-INCH PIECES CORN, ON-THE-COB PEARL ONIONS, WHOLE POTATOES, 1 1/2" CHUNKS POTATOES, WHOLE, MED. RICE, BROWN / 2 CUPS RICE, WHITE / 2 CUPS SQUASH, ACORN, HALVED SQUASH, SUMMER, ZUCCHINI

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18 oz 2 1 1

1-2 2-3 10 2 4 4 3 2 6 10-11 2 2 7 4

70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa

CAUTION
DO NOT open the Power Cooker until the unit has cooled and all internal pressure has been released. If the unit is difficult to open, this indicates that the cooker is still pressurized  do not force it open. Any pressure in the cooker can be hazardous. See General Operating Instructions on page 9.
CAUTION
DO NOT use this pressure cooker for pressure frying with oil.

MEATS
BEEF/VEAL, ROAST OR BRISKET BEEF MEATLOAF, 2 LB. BEEF, CORNED PORK, ROAST PORK, RIBS, 2LBS LEG OF LAMB CHICKEN, WHOLE, 2-3 LB. CHICKEN, PIECES, 2-3 LB. CORNISH HENS, 2 MEAT/POULTRY SOUP/STOCK

LIQ/CUPS
3-4 1 4 1 3 2-4 3-4 3-4 1 4-6

APPROX. MIN.
35-40 10-15 50-60 40-45
20 35-40
20 15-20
15 15-20

SEAFOOD/FISH CLAMS LOBSTER, 1 1-2 - 2 LB. SHRIMP FISH, SOUP OR STOCK

LIQ/CUPS 1 1 1 1-4

APPROX. MIN. 2-3 2-3 1-2 5-6

PRESSURE 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa
PRESSURE 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa 70 kPa

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CARE AND CLEANING
CLEANING THE SAFETY DEVICES: In addition to the gasket, the other safety devices on the Power Cooker must also be cleaned a er each use.
The PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE: To remove the PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE, simply pull up and valve will release from its spring lock mechanism. Apply mild detergent and wash it under warm running water. A er cleaning, check to see that the interior spring-loaded part moves freely by pressing down on it. Put the PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE back in place by pushing it down onto the spring-loaded mechanism. This appliance requires little maintenance. It contains no user serviceable parts. Do not try to repair it yourself. Contact customer service for qualified repair information. TO CLEAN: A er use, unplug unit and allow to cool completely before cleaning. The Power Cooker must be cleaned thoroughly a er each use in order to avoid staining caused by a build-up of food or cooking residue. DO NOT POUR COLD WATER INTO A HOT POWER COOKER. Note: To ensure safe operation of this Power Cooker, strictly follow the cleaning and maintenance instructions a er each use, should a tiny fragment of food (such as a grain of rice or pea shell) remain in the unit, it could prevent the safety devices from operating during subsequent use. IMPORTANT: Always remove the PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE and clean the opening with pin to remove any blockage that might have occurred during the cooking process. This must be done a er each use. The removable cooking pot and LID are immersible for cleaning. Rinse cooking pot and LID under hot running water. Use only a mild liquid detergent and a so cloth, sponge or nylon scrubber for cleaning. Do not use abrasive powders, bicarbonate of soda or bleach. Do not use scouring pads. WIPE BASE AFTER EACH USE WITH A SOFT, DAMP CLOTH OR SPONGE, MAKING SURE ALL FOOD RESIDUE IS REMOVED. DO NOT IMMERSE BASE IN WATER. When cleaning the LID, the RUBBER GASKET (page 8, Illustration G) must be removed and washed separately with a sponge or so cloth and warm, soapy water.
 Unplug and let the Power Cooker cool to room temperature before cleaning.  Wash the removable pot with warm, soapy water and clean with a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse off with clean water and towel dry.  Remove the RUBBER GASKET (page 4, Illustration #1) from the underside of the self-locking LID. Wash all with warm, soapy water
and clean with a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse off with clean water and towel dry.  The RUBBER GASKET must always be properly positioned on the underside of the LID. Check periodically to make sure that it
is clean, flexible and not torn. If damaged, do not use this unit.  Wipe the mirror-finished outer Housing with a damp soft cloth or sponge (glass cleaner gives housing a brilliant lustre).  Never use harsh chemical detergents, scouring pads or powders on any of the parts or components. Always check that the PRESSURE RELEASE VALVE and Float Valve are in good working order and debris free.  Note: The RUBBER GASKET must be replaced every year, or sooner if necessary. The RUBBER GASKET may also need
replacing if Power Cooker is not used for a long period of time, as it can harden from disuse, making it unable to form an airtight seal. The RUBBER GASKET must be replaced only with another one of the correct type and size for this Power Cooker. Warning  Any other servicing should be performed by an authorized service representative.
LID (underside) RUBBER GASKET
For proper cleaning the RUBBER GASKET should be removed. Using the PULL TAB located beneath the LID, remove the POT LID LINER that holds the GASKET. A er cleaning, re-attach GASKET to LID LINER and snap back in place.
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NOTE: If the silicon gasket on underside of lid should ever need replacement, see below instructions:
FLOAT VALVE ASSEMBLY

Float Valve

1. Hold the head of the Float Valve and insert the fluted end into the hole in the LID of the Power Cooker. Press and hold the head of the Float Valve tightly in place and reverse the LID to the stainless steel side.

2. The fluted end of the Float Valve should be sticking out of the inside of the LID.

3. Place the silicon gasket onto the fluted end of the Float Valve so it sits in the groove.

4. The Float Valve should be able to move up and down freely only stopping when the silicon gasket meets the LID.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. DOES THE POWER COOKER HAVE LEAD IN IT? No!
2. WHAT TYPE OF STEEL IS THE UNIT MADE OF? Stainless Steel
3. IS IT NORMAL TO HAVE STEAM COME OUT OF THE SIDES? If there is steam coming out of the sides and the button on top of the LID is in the closed position, then the LID has not seated. This sometimes happens when the unit is new. If the gasket is in place try pushing down on the LID. This should seal the LID and the steam should stop coming out. It is also important to be sure the Float Valve is assembled correctly. Incorrect assembly may cause steam to come out the sides or prevent pressure from building. The Float Valve should be able to move up and down freely only stopping when the silicon gasket meets the LID. It is however normal for condensation to appear in the condensation collector. See Float Valve Assembly above for correct assembly.
4. HOW DO YOU ASSEMBLE/DISASSEMBLE THE UNIT? See Diagram on page 8/9 of this manual.
5. WHY WOULD THE LID COME OFF WHEN IT SHOULDN'T? It would only come off if there was no pressure inside, see answer to question 3 above.
6. WHAT IS THE DEFAULT TIME? Each cooking mode has a default time that appears as soon as you select that desired mode button. Before the Default Time "minute count down" clock begins, the unit must first reach the proper pressure and/or temperature for that mode.
7. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE UNIT TO REACH FULL PRESSURE AND FOR THE COOK TIME CLOCK TO START A COUNT DOWN? Up to 17 minutes.
8. CAN YOU CHANGE THE COOK TIME, DURING THE COOKING PROCESS? No. You can only change the cook time if you press the KEEP WARM/CANCEL button and select a new time.
9. CAN YOU LEAVE THE UNIT ON WHEN NOT AT HOME? Yes! Once the time elapses the KEEP WARM will switch on.
10. CAN YOU PUT FROZEN FOODS IN WITHOUT DEFROSTING? Yes, remember to add an extra 10 minutes for frozen meats.

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SYMPTOM
LID DOES NOT LOCK
CANNOT OPEN THE LID AFTER ALL PRESSURE IS RELEASED

POSSIBLE CAUSE The sealing ring is not properly installed
The float valve is still up

AIR ESCAPES FROM THE RIM OF THE LID
AIR ESCAPES FROM THE FLOAT VALVE DURING COOKING

No sealing ring was installed Food residue is on the sealing ring Sealing ring is damaged or worn out
Food is stuck on the sealing ring of the float valve

THE FLOAT WILL NOT RISE
THE UNIT TURNS OFF BEEPING SOUND & DISPLAY READS "LID

The sealing ring of the float valve is worn out The pressure limit valve is not placed properly
Not enough food or water Air escaping from the rim of the lid
& the pressure limit valve
The unit overheated
Lid may be in the incorrect position

SOLUTION Re-install the sealing ring
Make sure there's no pressure on the unit Install the sealing ring Clean the sealing ring Replace the sealing ring Clean the sealing ring Replace sealing ring
Adjust the pressure limit valve to "Close" position Check recipe for proper quantities Call our customer service center
Unplug & let the unit cool for 30 min to reset Make sure lid is positioned correctly

DISPLAY ERROR INDICATOR

INDICATOR CODE
E1 E2 E3 E4

PROBLEMS/CAUSES
Circuit open of sensor Short circuit of sensor
Overheating Pressure switch malfunction

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This product has been manufactured to the highest standards. Should you have any problem, our friendly customer service staff is here to help you. 1-973-287-5169
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