How to Set the Clock on a Galanz Microwave

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Setting the clock on your Galanz microwave is an easy process that ensures accurate cooking times. With just a few button presses, you can have the current time displayed and ready for all your microwave cooking needs.

Why Set the Clock

Setting the clock may seem trivial, but it’s an important step in getting the most out of your Galanz microwave. Here are some key reasons to make sure you set the time:

  • Accurate cook times – Microwave cook times rely on an accurate clock to deliver the correct amount of heating. Without the right time set, dishes may end up undercooked or overcooked.
  • Defrost settings – Many microwaves have auto-defrost settings based on time entered. Without the right clock time, the microwave won’t defrost properly.
  • Kitchen synchronization – Having the microwave clock match your other kitchen clocks and appliances keeps everything in sync.
  • Oven preheating – Some microwaves allow you to program oven preheating. This requires an accurate clock setting to work properly.

Keeping the right time set ensures your Galanz microwave can operate at peak performance for all your cooking tasks.

Setting Instructions

Setting the clock is a very straightforward process on most Galanz microwaves. Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Access Clock Settings

  1. Locate the “Clock” or “Kitchen Timer” button on the control panel. It may show a clock icon or the word “Clock.”
  2. Press the clock button once to access the clock settings. The time digits on the display will flash to indicate you’re in clock edit mode.

Enter Current Time

  1. Use the numbered keypad to enter the current time. Enter the hours first using standard time. For example, enter “1-2” for 12:00.
  2. Press the number for the minutes second. For example, enter “3-0” for 12:30.
  3. Press AM/PM if your microwave clock shows a 12-hour time. Select AM or PM as needed.

Save Settings

  1. Once you’ve entered the current time, press the “Clock” button again to save the settings.
  2. The clock digits will stop flashing and show the set time.
  3. You can press “Clock” again to verify the time is correct. Your clock is now set!

Most Galanz microwaves allow you to also set other options like a kitchen timer using a similar process. Consult your model’s manual for complete clock and timer features.

Key Clock Tips

  • Recheck the time occasionally to adjust for daylight savings or power outages.
  • Some models have a “Cancel” button to clear the entry if you make a mistake.
  • On combo oven-microwave models, the clock may be set on the oven controls instead.
  • Always check your instruction manual if you’re unsure how to access the clock settings.

With the clock set accurately, you can now use your Galanz microwave to its fullest potential. Accurately defrost, cook, and reheat with perfect timing every time.


Why do I need to set the clock on my Galanz microwave?**

Setting the clock is important for getting accurate cook times. Microwave cooking relies on time entry, so having the correct time set ensures your food cooks properly without over or under cooking. The clock also enables delay start and auto cook functions.

Where is the clock button on my Galanz microwave?**

The clock button is usually located on the right side of the control panel labeled “Clock” or with a clock icon. On some models, it may also be called “Kitchen Timer.” Consult your owner’s manual to find the exact clock button for your model.

How do I set the time on my Galanz microwave?**

Press the clock button once to enter time setting mode. Use the number keys to enter the current time in hours and minutes. Press the clock button again to save the set time. The clock digits will stop flashing when the time is set.

Do I need to set AM or PM on a Galanz microwave?**

If your microwave clock shows a 12-hour time, you will need to select AM or PM after entering the hours and minutes. Models with a 24-hour time display do not require AM/PM selection.

Why does the time flash on my Galanz microwave?**

A flashing time display means the microwave is in clock setting mode. This allows you to enter a new time. Press the clock button again once you’ve input the correct time to save the setting and stop the flashing.

The time resets to 12:00 on my Galanz microwave. What should I do?**

If the microwave clock resets to 12:00, this usually happens after a power outage. You will need to re-enter the current time following the clock setting steps. Check for power disruptions if it happens frequently.

My Galanz microwave clock is not keeping the right time. How can I fix this?**

If the set time is incorrect or changes on its own, try rebooting the microwave by unplugging it and plugging it back in. You may need to reset the clock and check if the issue persists. Contact Galanz customer service if problems continue.

How often do I need to change the clock for daylight savings?**

Plan to adjust the microwave clock twice a year in the spring and fall when daylight saving time begins and ends. Simply add or subtract one hour at those times.


Setting the clock is a crucial first step to fully utilize your Galanz microwave. With just a few button presses, you can program the accurate time and ensure your microwave functions properly for reheating, defrosting, and cooking. Refer to your owner’s manual to find the clock button and view step-by-step time setting instructions.

Adjust for daylight savings time twice a year. Troubleshoot any issues by rebooting the unit or contacting Galanz customer support. With the clock precisely set, you’ll enjoy many years of hassle-free microwave cooking and speed up meal prep for your family. Accurate timing is the key to microwave mastery.

By Rosie Elliott

I’m Rosie. I’m a professional chef with experience in Western, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine. I’ve been cooking for over 15 years, and I have two daughters that keep me busy!

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