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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . .2–6
Owner’s Manual
Operating Instructions
JE1140
Convenience Features . . . . . . 13–15
Microwave Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Oven Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 8
Other Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17
Power Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Time Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–12
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . 19
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . 20
Things That Are Normal . . . . . . . . 20
Consumer Support
Service Telephone Numbers
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Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # __________________
Serial # ___________________
You can find them on a label inside the
oven.
350A4502P713
29-5738
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock,
or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) Do Not Attempt to operate this oven with the door
open since open-door operation can result in harmful
exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to
defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.
( b) Do Not Place any object between the oven front
face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
(c) Do Not Operate the oven if it is damaged. It is
particularly important that the oven door close properly
and that there is no damage to the:
(1) door (bent),
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened),
(3) door seals and sealing surfaces.
(d) The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
 Read and follow the specific precautions in the
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY section above.
 This appliance must be grounded. Connect only
to a properly grounded outlet. See the GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS section on page 5.
 Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the
provided installation instructions.
 Unless this appliance is being “Built-In” using the
included JX1124STC Trim Kit, be certain to place the
front surface of the door 3” (7.6 cm) or more back from
the countertop edge to avoid accidental tipping of the
appliance in normal usage.
 This microwave oven is not approved or tested for
marine use.
 Do not mount this appliance over a sink, unless the
electrical circuit is properly protected by either an
approved GFI or GFCB.
 Do not mount the microwave oven over or near any
portion of a heating or cooking appliance.
 Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave
oven surface when the microwave oven is in operation.
 Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged power
cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
 Do not cover or block any openings on the appliance.
 Use this appliance only for its intended use as described
in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors
in this appliance. This microwave oven is specifically
designed to heat, dry or cook food, and is not intended for
laboratory or industrial use.
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 Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use this
product near water―for example, in a wet basement, near
a swimming pool, near a sink or in similar locations.
 Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.
 Do not immerse power cord or plug in water.
 Do not let power cord hang over edge of table or counter.
 To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
― Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance
when paper, plastic or other combustible materials are
placed inside the oven while cooking.
― Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or
plastic containers before placing them in the oven.
― Do not use the oven for storage purposes. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when
not in use.
― If materials inside the oven ignite, keep the oven door
closed, turn the oven off and disconnect the power cord,
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
If the door is opened, the fire may spread.
 See door surface cleaning instructions in the Care and
cleaning of the microwave oven section of this manual.
 This appliance must only be serviced by qualified service
personnel. Contact the nearest authorized service facility
for examination, repair or adjustment.
 As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary
when used by children.
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WARNING!
ARCING
If you see arcing, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
 Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins or goldrimmed dishes, in the microwave.
 Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
 Recycled paper towels containing small metal
pieces being used in the microwave.
 Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act
like antennas).
FOODS
 Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven
unless in a special microwave popcorn accessory
or unless you use popcorn labeled for use in
microwave ovens.
 Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers―for example, closed jars―are able
to explode and should not be heated in this
microwave oven. Such use of the microwave oven
could result in injury.
 Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will
build up inside egg yolk and will cause it to burst,
possibly resulting in injury.
 Operating the microwave with no food inside for
more than a minute or two may cause damage
to the oven and could start a fire. It increases the
heat around the magnetron and can shorten
the life of the oven.
 Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such as potatoes,
hot dogs, sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken
livers and other giblets and egg yolks should be
pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
 SUPERHEATED WATER
Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able to
be overheated beyond the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling
when the container is removed from the microwave
oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER
WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON
OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO
THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury to persons:
― Do not overheat the liquid.
― Stir the liquid both before and halfway through
heating it.
― Do not use straight-sided container with narrow
necks.
― After heating, allow the container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short time before removing
the container.
― Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
 Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful
when opening any containers of hot food, including
popcorn bags, cooking pouches and boxes. To
prevent possible injury, direct steam away from
hands and face.
 Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even
with the lid off. Make sure all infant food is
thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the heat
evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding
when warming formula. The container may feel
cooler than the formula really is. Always test the
formula before feeding the baby.
 Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate
and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.
 Don’t defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked
bottles (especially carbonated beverages). Even
if the container is opened, pressure can build up.
This can cause the container to burst, possibly
resulting in injury.
 Cook meat and poultry thoroughly―meat to at
least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F (71°C) and
poultry to at least an INTERNAL temperature
of 180°F (82°C). Cooking to these temperatures
usually protects against foodborne illness.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
MICROWAVE-SAFE COOKWARE
Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven
is suitable for microwaving. Most glass casseroles,
cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery
or china dinnerware which does not have metallic
trim or glaze with a metallic sheen
can be used. Some cookware is labeled “suitable
for microwaving.”
 If you are not sure if a dish is microwave-safe,
use this test: Place in the oven both the dish
you are testing and a glass measuring cup filled
with 1 cup (240 mL) of water―set the measuring
cup either in or next to the dish. Microwave
30–45 seconds at high. If the dish heats,
it should not be used for microwaving.
If the dish remains cool and only the water in
the cup heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.
 If you use a meat thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
 Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled
paper towels, napkins and waxed paper can
contain metal flecks which may cause arcing
or ignite. Paper products containing nylon or nylon
filaments should be avoided, as they
may also ignite.
 Some styrofoam trays (like those that meat
is packaged on) have a thin strip of metal
embedded in the bottom. When microwaved,
the metal can burn the floor of the oven or
ignite a paper towel.
 Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers.
 Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave
ovens. Check the package for
proper use.
 Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap
can be used to cover dishes in order to retain
moisture and prevent spattering. Be sure to
vent plastic wrap so steam can escape.
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 Cookware may become hot because of heat
transferred from the heated food. Pot holders may
be needed to handle the cookware.
 “Boilable” cooking pouches and tightly closed
plastic bags should be slit, pierced or vented
as directed by package. If they are not, plastic
could burst during or immediately after cooking,
possibly resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage
containers should be at least partially uncovered
because they form a tight seal. When cooking
with containers tightly covered with plastic wrap,
remove covering carefully and direct steam away
from hands and face.
 Use foil only as directed in this guide. TV dinners
may be microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4"
(1.9 cm)high; remove the top foil cover and
return the tray to the box. When using foil in the
microwave oven, keep the foil at least 1" (2.5 cm)
away from the sides of the oven.
 Plastic cookware―Plastic cookware designed for
microwave cooking is very useful, but should be
used carefully. Even microwave-safe plastic may
not be as tolerant of overcooking conditions as
are glass or ceramic materials and may soften or
char if subjected to short periods of overcooking.
In longer exposures to overcooking, the food and
cookware could ignite.
Follow these guidelines:
Use microwave-safe plastics only and use
them in strict compliance with the cookware
manufacturer’s recommendations.
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2 Do not microwave empty containers.
Do not permit children to use plastic cookware
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complete supervision.
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GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING―Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire
for the electric current.
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall outlet,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation
to have it replaced with a properly grounded
3-prong wall outlet.
This appliance is equipped with a power cord having
a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly
installed and grounded.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove
the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if
the GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS are not completely
understood, or if doubt exists as to whether the
appliance is properly grounded.
We do not recommend using an extension cord with
this appliance. If the power cord is too
short, have a qualified electrician or service technician
install an outlet near the appliance.
(See EXTENSION CORDS section.)
For best operation, plug this appliance into its
own electrical outlet to prevent flickering of lights,
blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit breaker.
ADAPTER PLUGS
The use of ADAPTER PLUGS is not allowed in Canada.
DO NOT use an ADAPTOR PLUG with this appliance
under any circumstances.
NOT ALLOWED
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WARNING!
EXTENSION CORDS
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping over
a longer cord.
Extension cords may be used if you are careful in using them.
If an extension cord is used―
The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least as great as the electrical rating of the
appliance;
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2 The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord and it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet;
The extension cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over the countertop or tabletop where it
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be pulled on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower sound may vary when the microwave
oven is on. Cooking times may be longer, too.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
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About the features of your microwave oven.
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Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
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Features of the Oven
Door Latches.
Door Latch Release. Press latch release to
open door.
Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows
cooking to be viewed while keeping
microwaves confined in the oven.
Removable Turntable. Turntable and support
must be in place when using the oven. The
turntable may be removed for cleaning.
Convenience Guide.
Removable Turntable Support. The turntable
support must be in place when using the oven.
Touch Control Panel Display.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and oven light are
located on the inside walls of the microwave oven.
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About the features of your microwave oven.
You can microwave by time or with the convenience features. Not all features on all models.
Popcorn
Potato
Pizza
Beverage
Reheat
Vegetable
Time Power Auto Time
Cook Level Defrost Defrost
Express Cook
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Timer
0
Clock
Clear
Add
30 Sec
Pause
Off
Start
Cooking Controls
Check the Convenience Guide before you begin (not all features are available on all models)..
Time Features
Press
Time Cook
Press number pads
TIME DEFROST
POWER LEVEL
EXPRESS COOK
Enter
Amount of cooking time
Amount of defrosting time
Power level 10 to 1
Starts immediately!
Convenience Features
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Press
POPCORN
Press once, or twice
Enter
Starts immediately!
Option
3.5 oz. or 3 oz.
(100 g or 85 g)
BEVERAGE
Press once, twice,
three or four times
REHEAT
Press once
TIME COOK
Press once
TIME DEFROST
PIZZA
Press 1-4 times
Starts immediately!
8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz. or
4 oz. (236 mL, 355 mL,
473 mL or 118 mL)
Enter food code
see Cooking Guide
Enter Cooking Time
Enter Defrost Time
Starts immediately!
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Time
Cook
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Changing the Power Level
Power
Level
Express Cook
The power level must be entered or
changed after entering the time for
Time Cook.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Start
Pause
Press TIME COOK and enter cooking
1 time.
Press POWER LEVEL and select power
2 level
10-1.
3 Press START.
Variable power levels add flexibility to
microwave cooking. The power levels on
the microwave oven can be compared to
the surface units on a range. Each power
level gives you microwave energy a
certain percent of the time. Power level 7 is
microwave energy 70% of the time. Power
level 3 is energy 30% of the time. Most
cooking will be done on 10 which gives you
100% power. Power level 10 will cook faster
but food may need more frequent stirring,
rotating or turning over. A lower setting
will cook more evenly and need less stirring
or rotating of the food. Some foods may have
better flavor, texture or appearance
if one of the lower settings is used. Use a
lower power level when cooking foods
that have a tendency to boil over, such as
scalloped potatoes.
Rest periods (when the microwave energy
cycles off) give time for the food to “equalize”
or transfer heat to the inside
of the food. An example of this is shown with
power level 3―the defrost cycle.
If microwave energy did not cycle off,
the outside of the food would cook before
the inside was defrosted.
Here are some examples of uses for various
power levels:
HI 10: Fish, bacon, vegetables, boiling liquids.
Med-High 7: Gentle cooking of meat and
poultry; baking casseroles and reheating.
Medium 5: Slow cooking and tenderizing for
stews and less tender cuts of meat.
Low 2 or 3: Defrosting; simmering; delicate
sauces.
Warm 1: Keeping food warm; softening
butter.
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About the time features.
Time Cook
Time
Cook
Allows you to microwave for any time up
to 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
Express Cook
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
HI power level (10) is automatically set, but
you may change it for more flexibility.
1 Press TIME COOK.
2 Enter cooking time.
3 Press START.
You may open the door during Time Cook
to check the food. Close the door and
press START to resume cooking.
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Start
Pause
Express Cook
Express Cook
1
2
3
4
5
6
This is a quick way to set cooking time fro 1-6 minutes.
Press one of the Express Cook pads (from 1-6) for 1-6 minutes of cooking at
1 power
level 10. For example, press the 2 pad for 2 minutes of cooking time.
The power level can be changed as time is counting down. Press POWER LEVEL and enter
1-10.
NOTE: Express Cook function pertains to pads 1-6 only.
Add 30 Sec
Add
30 Sec
10
It will add 30 seconds to the time counting down each time the pad is pressed. Each touch
will add 30 seconds, up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
The oven will start immediately when pressed.
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Pre-set Meals Feature
(on some models)
Allows you to microwave healthy food
choices by servings.
1
Express Cook
HI (10) power level is automatically set, but
you may change it for more flexibility.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1 Press PRE-SET MEALS pad.
2 Enter the food code. See Cooking Guide
for Pre-set Meals below for codes.
the number of servings (1-4). Then
3 Enter
the microwave will start immediately.
You may open the door during cooking
to check the food. Close the door and
press START to resume cooking.
Cooking Guide for Pre-set Meals Feature
NOTE: Use HI (10) power level unless otherwise noted.
Enter Code
Food Choice
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Rice
Oatmeal
Pasta
Asparagus
Broccoli
Green Beans
Corn
Potato
Green Peas
Available
Serving
Selection
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
Ounces per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
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About the convenience features.
Time Defrost (on some models)
Time
Allows you to defrost for a selected length
of time. See the Defrosting Guide for
suggested times. (Auto Defrost explained in
the About the convenience features section.)
Defrost
Express Cook
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Start
Pause
1 Press TIME DEFROST.
2 Enter defrosting time.
3 Press START.
4 Turn the food over after half the time.
5 Press START.
At one half of selected defrosting time, turn
food over and break apart or rearrange
pieces for more even defrosting. Shield any
warm areas with small pieces of foil. The
oven will continue to defrost if you don’t open
the door and turn the food.
A dull thumping noise may be heard during
defrosting. This is normal when oven is not
operating at HI (10) power.
Defrosting Tips
 Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be
defrosted in the package. Closed packages
should be slit, pierced or vented AFTER
food has partially defrosted. Plastic storage
containers should be partially uncovered.
 Family-size, prepackaged frozen dinners
can be defrosted and microwaved. If the
food is in a foil container, transfer it to a
microwave-safe dish.
 Foods that spoil easily should not be
allowed to sit out for more than one
hour after defrosting. Room temperature
promotes the growth of harmful bacteria.
 For more even defrosting of larger foods,
such as roasts, use Auto Defrost. Be sure
large meats are completely defrosted
before cooking.
 When defrosted, food should be cool
but softened in all areas. If still slightly icy,
return to the microwave very briefly, or let
it stand a few minutes.
Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Comments
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns, or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz./340 g)
1/4 min.
2 to 4 min.
Rearrange after half the time.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb./454 g)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb./454 g)
6 to 9 min.
3 to 7 min.
Place block in casserole. Turn over and break up after half the time.
Fruit
Plastic pouch―1 or 2
(10-oz./283 g package)
1 to 5 min.
Meat
Bacon (1 lb./454 g)
2 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven. Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
Franks (1 lb./454 g)
2 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven. Microwave just until franks can be separated.
Let stand 5 minutes, if necessary, to complete defrosting.
Ground meat (1 lb./454 g)
4 to 6 min.
Turn meat over after first half of time.
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
9 to 13 min.
per lb./454 g
Turn meat over after first half of time.
Steaks, chops and cutlets
4 to 8 min.
per lb./454 g
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish. Turn over after first half of time and
shield warm areas with foil. After second half of time, separate pieces with table
knife. Let stand to complete defrosting.
14 to 20 min.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap and turn over after first half of time. After
second half of time, separate pieces and place in cooking dish. Microwave 2 to 4
minutes more, if necessary. Let stand a few minutes to finish defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.
Shield warm areas with foil. To complete defrosting, run cold water in the cavity
until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped hen in the oven breast-side-up. Turn over after first half of time.
Run cool water in the cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in microwave-safe dish breast-side-down. After first half
of time, turn breast-side-up and shield warm areas with foil. Defrost for second
half of time. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator to complete defrosting.
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer, cut up
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs./1.1 to 1.4 kg)
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs./1.1 to 1.4 kg)
20 to 25 min.
Cornish hen
7 to 13 min.
per lb./454 g
3 to 8 min.
per lb./454 g
Turkey breast
(4 to 6 lbs./1.8 to 2.7 kg)
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Popcorn
Popcorn
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
3.0 to 3.5 ounces
(85 to 100 g).
To use the Popcorn feature:
Follow package instructions, using
1 Time
Cook if the package is less than
1.75 ounces (50 g) or larger than
3.5 ounces (100 g). Place the package of
popcorn in the center of the microwave.
Press POPCORN once for a 3.5 ounce
2 (100
g) package of popcorn, twice for a
3.0 ounce (85 g) package. The oven
starts immediately.
Reheat
Reheat
1 Press Reheat pad.
Enter the food code. See Cooking Guide
2 for
Reheat feature below for codes.
the number of servings (1-4). Then
3 Enter
the microwave will start immediately.
You may open the door during cooking
to check the food. Close the door and
press START to resume cooking.
Cooking Guide for REHEAT feature
Enter Code
Food Choice
1
2
3
4
5
6
Pasta
Meats
Veggies
Beverage
Sauces
Plate
Available
Serving
Selection
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
1-4
Ounces per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
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About the convenience features.
Beverage
Beverage
To use the Beverage feature:
Press BEVERAGE pad. The microwave will
automatically be set to heat an 8 ounce
(237 mL) beverage. The microwave will start
immediately.
If you would like to change the the setting
for the beverage size:
press the BEVERAGE pad for
1 Repeatedly
the following serving size:
Ounces per Serving
8 ounces (237 mL)
12 ounces (355 mL)
16 ounces (473 mL)
4 ounces (118 mL)
2 The microwave will start immediately.
Pizza
Pizza (on some models)
To use the Pizza feature:
Press PIZZA pad. The microwave will
automatically be set to heat 1 piece of pizza.
The microwave will start immediately.
If you would like to change the the setting
for a different amount of servings:
press the PIZZA pad for the
1 Repeatedly
following serving size:
No. of Servings
1 Piece of Pizza
2 pieces of Pizza
3 pieces of Pizza
4 pieces of Pizza
2 The microwave will start immediately.
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Drinks heated with the Beverage feature
may be very hot. Remove the container
with care.
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Potato (on some models)
Potato
To use the Potato feature:
Repeatedly press the POTATO pad for
1 1-4
servings. The oven will start
immediately.
Vegetable (on some models)
Vegetable
To use the Vegetable feature:.
1 Press VEGETABLE pad.
Enter the Vegetable code. See Cooking
2 Guide
for Vegetables below for codes.
the number of servings (1-4). Then
3 Enter
the microwave will start immediately.
Cooking Guide for VEGETABLE Feature
Auto
Defrost
Start
Pause
Vegetable
Code
Type of
Vegetables
Available Serving
Selection
Ounces per Serving
1
Fresh
1-4 Servings
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
2
Frozen
1-4 Servings
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
3
Canned
1-4 Servings
4 oz (118 mL) per serving
Auto Defrost or Defrost
Use Auto Defrost/Defrost for meat, poultry
and fish weighing up to 6 pounds (2.7 kg).
Use Time Defrost (on some models) for most
other frozen foods.
There is a handy guide located on the inside
front of the oven.
Auto Defrost automatically sets the defrosting
times and power levels to give even defrosting
results for meats, poultry and fish.
Press AUTO DEFROST/DEFROST. Use the
1 number
pad to select 1 to 6 pounds
(454 g to 2.7 kg).
2 Press START.
(Time Defrost is explained in the About the
time features section.)
 Remove meat from package and place
on microwave-safe dish.
 When the oven signals, turn the food over.
Remove defrosted meat or shield warm
areas with small pieces of foil.
 After defrosting, most meats need to stand
5 minutes to complete defrosting. Large
roasts should stand for about
30 minutes.
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About the other features.
Clock (12 Hour Clock)
Clock
Press to enter the time of day.
Express Cook
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1 Press CLOCK.
2 Enter time of day.
3 Press CLOCK.
0
Start
Pause
Start
Pause
Clear
Off
Pause
START/PAUSE allows you to stop cooking without opening the door or clearing the display.
Press START/PAUSE again to restart the oven.
Child Lock-Out
You may lock the control panel to prevent the microwave from being accidentally
started or used by children.
To lock or unlock the controls, press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about three seconds.
When the control panel is locked, the lock indicator will be lit.
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Timer
Timer
This pad performs the following functions:
 It operates as a minute timer.
 It can be used as a hold setting after defrosting.
How to Use as a Minute Timer
The Timer operates without microwave energy.
1 Press TIMER.
2 Enter the amount of time you want to count down.
3 Press TIMER. When the time is up, the timer will signal.
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Microwave terms.
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by:
 metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
 foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
 metal such as twist-ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
 recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce cooking time. Venting plastic wrap
or covering with wax paper allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to prevent over-browning. When
microwaving, you use small strips of foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs
on poultry, which would cook before larger parts.
Standing Time When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are allowed to stand to finish cooking
or to set. Standing time is especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved cake
is not placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
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After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by turning back one corner so
excess steam can escape.
Care and cleaning of the microwave oven.
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Helpful Hints
An occasional thorough wiping with a solution of baking soda and water keeps the
inside fresh.
Unplug the cord before cleaning any part of this oven.
How to Clean the Inside
Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and Plastic Parts on the Door
Some spatters can be removed with a paper towel; others may require a damp cloth. Remove
greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or sharp utensils on oven walls.
To clean the surface of the door and the surface of the oven that come together upon
closing, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or detergents using a sponge or soft cloth.
Rinse with a damp cloth and dry.
Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part of your microwave.
Removable Turntable and Turntable Support
To prevent breakage, do not place the turntable into water just after cooking. Wash it carefully
in warm, sudsy water or in the dishwasher. The turntable and support can be broken if
dropped. Remember, do not operate the oven without the turntable and
support in place.
How to Clean the Outside
Do not use cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol on the microwave oven. Ammonia
or alcohol can damage the appearance of the microwave.
Case
Clean the outside of the microwave with a sudsy cloth. Rinse with a damp cloth and then dry.
Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth.
Control Panel and Door
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap
and water, abrasives or sharp objects on the panel―they can damage it. Some paper towels
can also scratch the control panel.
Door Surface
It is important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave. Use only
mild, non-abrasive detergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth. Rinse well.
Power Cord
If the cord becomes soiled, unplug and wash with a damp cloth. For stubborn spots, sudsy
water may be used, but be certain to rinse with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly before
plugging cord into outlet.
Stainless Steel (on some models)
Do not use a steel-wood pad; it will scratch the surface.
To clean the stainless steel surface, use a hot, damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable
for stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean, hot, damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with a dry, clean
cloth. Always scrub lightly in the direction of the grain.
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Troubleshooting Tips.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Oven will not start
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.
• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted into wall
outlet.
• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the oven is fully inserted
into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close securely.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close securely.
START pad not pressed after
entering cooking selection.
• Press START.
Another selection entered
already in oven and CLEAR/OFF
pad not pressed to cancel it.
• Press CLEAR/OFF.
CLEAR/OFF was pressed
accidentally.
• Reset cooking program and press START.
The control has been locked.
(When the control panel is
locked, the lock indicator
will be lit.)
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for about three seconds
to unlock the control.
Control panel lighted,
yet oven will not start
Microwave oven control
will not work
Things That Are Normal With Your Microwave Oven
 Steam or vapor escaping from around
the door.
 Light reflection around door or outer case.
 Dimming oven light and change in
the blower sound at power levels other
than high.
 Dull thumping sound while oven is
operating.
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 TV/radio interference might be noticed while
using the microwave. Similar to
the interference caused by other small
appliances, it does not indicate a problem
with the microwave. Plug the microwave
into a different electrical circuit, move the
radio or TV as far away from the microwave
as possible, or check the position and signal
of the TV/radio antenna.
Notes.
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Notes.
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GE MICROWAVE OVEN WARRANTY
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers, or an
authorized Customer Care® technician during normal working hours.
For service, call 1-800-561-3344.
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Staple your receipt here. Proof
of the original purchase date is
needed to obtain service under
the warranty.
For The Period Of:
Mabe Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any microwave oven which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
What Mabe Will Not Cover:
 Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the
product.
 Incidental or consequential damage to personal property
caused by possible defects with this appliance.
 Improper installation.
Read your Use & Care Material:
 Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
If you then have any questions about operating the product,
please contact your dealer or our Consumer Affairs office at
the address below, or call toll free:
 Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers.
 Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods or
acts of God.
Mabe Canada Inc.
1-800-561-3344
Consumer Information Service
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for use in
Canada.
Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incendental 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 province to province. To know what your legal rights are in your province, consult
your local or provincial consumer affairs office.
Warrantor: Mabe Canada Inc.
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write;
Consumer Relations Manager - Mabe Canada Inc.
1 Factory Lane, Suite 310, Moncton NB E1C 9M3
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Service Telephone Numbers.
In-Home Repair Service
1-800-561-3344
Expert Mabe repair service is only a phone call away.
Product Satisfaction
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from Mabe, follow these steps. First, contact
the people who serviced your appliance. Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details–
including your phone number–to:
Manager, Consumer Relations,
Mabe Canada Inc.,
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane,
Moncton, NB E1C 9M3.
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