Owner`s manual | Axor 14893XXX Plumbing Product User Manual

Models:
JVM1750
EVM1750
HVM1750
LVM1750
Spacemaker Microwave Oven
Owner’s Manual
Important Safety Information
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy
Special Notes About Microwaving
2
2
5
Operating Instructions
10
Features of Your Microwave
The Controls on Your Microwave
Time Cooking
Custom Cooking
Automatic Cooking
Other Features
Oven Shelf
10
11
14
20
21
29
34
Helpful Information
36
Microwave Terms
Care and Cleaning
36
37
If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
GE Service Numbers
Warranty
42
42
46
Back Cover
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model# ______________________________
Serial# ______________________________
Find these numbers on a label inside the oven.
ge.com
DE68-03328A
49-40534
10-06 JR
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION BEFORE USING
FOR YOUR
SAFETY
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
For your safety, the information in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire
or explosion or to prevent property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
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.
Do Not Place any object
between the oven front
face and the door or
allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
2
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.
The Oven Should Not
be adjusted or repaired
by anyone except
properly qualified
service personnel.
WARNING
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including
the following:
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
This microwave oven is
intended for household
use and is UL listed for
installation over electric
and gas ranges.
This microwave oven is
not approved or tested
for marine use.
• Read and follow the
specific “Precautions to
Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave
Energy” on page 2.
• This appliance must be
grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded
outlet. See Grounding
Instructions section on
page 9.
• Do not mount this
appliance over a sink.
• Install or locate this
appliance only in
accordance with the
provided Installation
Instructions.
• This over-the-range oven
was designed for use over
ranges no wider than 36.″
It may be installed over
both gas and electric
cooking equipment.
• 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.
3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION BEFORE USING
• 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.
• 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 section(s) of this
manual.
• This appliance must only be
serviced by qualified service
personnel. Contact nearest
authorized service facility
for examination, repair
or adjustment.
• As with any appliance, close
supervision is necessary
when used by children.
• Do not store anything
directly on top of the
microwave oven surface
when the microwave oven
is in operation.
— Do not use the Sensor
Features twice in
succession on the same
food portion. If food is
undercooked after the first
countdown, use Time Cook
for additional cooking
time.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
4
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
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:
• Foil not molded to food
(upturned edges act like
antennas).
• The metal shelf (if
included) not installed
correctly so it touches the
microwave wall.
• Metal, such as twist-ties,
poultry pins or goldrimmed dishes, in the
microwave.
• The temperature probe
(if included) in the
microwave but not
inserted in the food.
• Recycled paper towels
containing small metal
pieces being used in
the microwave.
• Metal or foil touching
the side of the oven.
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.
5
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
SAFETY FACT
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 straightsided containers 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.
6
• 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 or breast milk.
The container may feel
cooler than the milk
really is. Always test the
milk before feeding
the baby.
• Don’t defrost frozen
beverages in narrownecked 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.
• 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.
• Do not overcook
potatoes. They could
dehydrate and catch
fire, causing damage
to your oven.
• Cook meat and poultry
thoroughly—meat to
at least an INTERNAL
temperature of 160°F
and poultry to at least an
INTERNAL temperature
of 180°F. Cooking to
these temperatures
usually protects against
foodborne illness.
MICROWAVESAFE
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.”
How to test for a microwavesafe dish.
• 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 of water—set the
measuring cup either
in or next to the dish.
Microwave 1 minute 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Not all plastic wrap
is suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Check the package
for proper use.
7
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
• 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:
The fan will operate
automatically under
certain conditions (see
Automatic Fan feature).
Take care to prevent the
starting and spreading of
accidental cooking fires
while the vent fan is in use.
• In the event of a grease
fire on the surface units
below the microwave
oven, smother a flaming
pan on the surface unit
by covering the pan
completely with a lid, a
cookie sheet or a flat tray.
• When preparing
flaming foods under
the microwave, turn
the fan on.
• Clean the underside of
the microwave often.
Do not allow grease
to build up on the
microwave or the
fan filter.
• Use care when cleaning
the vent fan filter.
Corrosive cleaning
agents, such as lye-based
oven cleaners, may
damage the filter.
• Use foil only as
directed in this manual.
When using foil in the
microwave oven, keep the
foil at least 1″ away from
the sides of the oven.
1 Use microwave-safe
plastics only and use
them in strict compliance
with the cookware
manufacturer’s
recommendations.
2 Do not microwave empty
containers.
3 Do not permit children
to use plastic cookware
without complete
supervision.
THE VENT
FAN
8
• Never leave surface units
beneath your microwave
oven unattended at high
heat settings. Boilovers
cause smoking and
greasy spillovers that may
ignite and spread if the
microwave vent fan is
operating. To minimize
automatic fan operation,
use adequate sized
cookware and use high
heat on surface units
only when necessary.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS/OPTIONAL KITS
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
Ensure proper ground
exists before use.
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.
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.
Do not use 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.
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.
Do not use an adapter
plug with this appliance.
For best operation, plug
this appliance into its own
electrical outlet to prevent
flickering of lights, blowing
of fuse or tripping of
circuit breaker.
Optional Kits
Filler Panel Kits
JX48WH—White
JX48BL—Black
When replacing a 36″
range hood, filler panel
kits fill in the additional
width to provide a custom
built-in appearance.
For installation between
cabinets only; not for
end-of-cabinet installation.
Each kit contains two
3″ wide filler panels.
Two kits are needed for
a 36″ opening.
Available at extra cost from
your GE supplier, or see the
GE Service numbers.
JX81A
JX81A—Recirculating
Charcoal Filter Kit
Filter kits are used when
the microwave oven cannot
be vented to the outside.
JX48
9
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance
may vary from your model.)
Features
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
4
2
5
1
3
1
Door Handle. Pull to
open the door. The
door must be securely
latched for the
microwave to operate.
2
Door Latches.
3
Window with Metal
Shield. Screen
allows cooking to be
viewed while keeping
microwaves confined
in the oven.
10
6
7
9
8
4
Shelf. Lets you
microwave several
foods at once. Food
microwaves best when
placed directly on the
oven floor or turntable.
8
Removable Turntable.
Turntable and support
must be in place
when using the oven.
The turntable may be
removed for cleaning.
5
Touch Control Panel
You must set the clock
and calendar before
using the microwave.
9
Convenience Guide.
6
Cooktop Light.
7
Grease Filter.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven
vent(s) and oven light are
located on the inside walls
of the microwave oven.
Quick Start
The Controls on Your Microwave Oven
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)
You can microwave by time, temperature, preset time and power level or with the
convenience features.
1
1
2
Time Features
Time Cooking
Press
TIME COOK I & II (Press once or twice)
DEFROST AUTO/TIME (Press twice)
EXPRESS COOK
POWER LEVEL
ADD 30 SEC
Enter
Amount of cooking time.
Amount of defrosting time.
Starts immediately!
Power level 1–10.
Starts immediately!
Defrosting by Weight
Press
DEFROST AUTO/TIME (Press once)
2
Enter
Food weight
Custom Cooking (On some models)
Cooking by Preset Cooking Time and Power Level
Press
CUSTOM (Press and hold for 2 seconds)
Enter
Amount of cooking time and power level.
11
Quick Start
The Controls on Your Microwave Oven
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)
HELP
Press this pad and any
feature pad for usage
instructions and tips.
GUIDE ON MICROWAVE
Before you begin, check
the guide located on the
inside front of the oven
when you open the door.
3
3
GUIDES IN BOOK
• Cooking
• Time Defrost
• Reheat
• Snacks
4
Convenience Features (On some models)
Press
SNACKS (See Snacks Guide)
DEFROST AUTO/TIME
(Press once)
Enter
Snack type 1–6
Food weight
Option
number/weight
Press
POPCORN
BEVERAGE
REHEAT
POTATO
VEGETABLE (on some models)
Press once (fresh vegetables)
Press twice (frozen vegetables)
Press three times (canned vegetables)
Enter
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Option
more/less time
COOK (on some models)
Press 1 for Chicken
Press 2 for Fish
Press 3 for Ground Meats
Press 4 for Fresh Vegetables
Press 5 for Frozen Vegetables
Press 6 for Canned Vegetables
Food type 1–6
Starts immediately!
4
12
Sensor Features
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
(on some models)
Operating Instructions
Changing Power
Levels
How to Change the
Power Level
The power level may be
entered or changed
immediately after
entering the feature
time for TIME COOK,
TIME DEFROST or
EXPRESS COOK. The
power level may also be
changed during time
countdown.
1 Press TIME COOK or
select Time Defrost.
2 Enter cooking or
defrosting time.
3 Press POWER LEVEL.
4 Select desired power
level 1–10.
5 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.
High (power level 10) or
full power is the fastest way
to cook and gives you
100% power. 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.
A high setting (10) will
cook faster but food may
need more frequent
stirring, rotating or turning
over. Most cooking will be
done on High (power level
10). 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.
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:
Power Level Best Uses
High 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
such as stews and
less tender cuts of
meat.
Low 2 or 3
Defrosting
without cooking;
simmering;
delicate sauces.
Warm 1
Keeping food
warm without
overcooking;
softening
butter.
Rest periods (when the
microwave energy cycles
off) give time for the food
13
Operating Instructions
Time Features
Time Cook
Time Cook I
Allows you to microwave
for any time up to 99
minutes and 99 seconds.
Power level 10 (High) is
automatically set, but you
may change it for more
flexibility.
You may open the door
during Time Cook to
check the food. Close the
door and press START
to resume cooking.
1 Press TIME COOK.
2 Enter cooking time.
3 Change power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a
desired power level
1–10.)
4 Press START.
Time Cook II
Lets you change power
levels automatically during
cooking. Here’s how to
do it:
1 Press TIME COOK.
2 Enter the first cook time.
3 Change the power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
4 Press TIME COOK
again.
5 Enter the second cook
time.
6 Change the power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a power
level 1–10.)
7 Press START.
At the end of Time Cook I,
Time Cook II counts down.
14
Cooking Guide for Time Cook I & II
NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
(frozen spears) 10-oz. package
6 to 9 min., In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking dish,
Med-High (7) place 1/4 cup water.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
Beans
(fresh green) 1 lb. cut in half
(frozen green) 10-oz. package
9 to 11 min.
6 to 8 min.
(frozen lima)
10-oz. package
6 to 8 min.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
17 to 21 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
9 to 13 min.
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
(frozen,
chopped)
(frozen spears) 10-oz. package
Cabbage
(fresh)
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
Comments
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
(wedges)
1 medium head 8 to 11 min.
(about 2 lbs.)
7 to 10 min.
In 11⁄2- or 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
In 2- or 3-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
Carrots
(fresh, sliced)
(frozen)
1 lb.
10-oz. package
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
7 to 9 min.
5 to 7 min.
1 medium head 9 to 14 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 medium head 10 to 17 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
15
Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide for Time Cook I & II
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Comments
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
1 to 5 ears
3 to 4 min.
per ear
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
5 to 6 min.
3 to 4 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
corn. If corn is in husk, use no water;
if corn has been husked, add 1/4 cup
water. Rearrange after half of time.
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Rearrange after half of time.
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
Corn
(frozen kernel) 10-oz. package
Corn on the cob
(fresh)
(frozen)
Mixed
vegetables
(frozen)
Peas
(fresh, shelled) 2 lbs. unshelled 9 to 12 min.
(frozen)
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
Potatoes
(fresh, cubed,
white)
9 to 12 min.
4 potatoes
(6 to 8 oz. each)
(fresh, whole,
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
sweet or white)
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen,
chopped
and leaf)
Squash
(fresh, summer
and yellow)
(winter, acorn
butternut)
16
3 to 4 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Peel and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place
in 2-qt. casserole with 1/2 cup water.
Stir after half of time.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place in
center of the oven. Let stand 5 minutes.
10 to 16 oz.
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
1 lb. sliced
5 to 7 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
1 to 2 squash
8 to 11 min. Cut in half and remove fibrous
(about 1 lb. each)
membranes. In 2-qt. oblong glass
baking dish, place squash cut-sidedown. Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
Time Features
Time Defrost
Allows you to defrost for the
length of time you select. See
the Defrosting Guide for
suggested times.
Power level 3 is automatically
set, but you may change this
for more flexibility. You may
defrost small items more
quickly by raising the power
level after entering the time.
However, they will need more
frequent attention than usual.
1 Press DEFROST
AUTO/TIME twice.
2 Enter defrosting time.
3 Press START.
4 Turn food over when
the oven signals.
5 Press START.
(Auto Defrost explained
in the section on
Convenience Features.)
Power level 7 cuts the total
defrosting time in about half;
power level 10 cuts the total
time to approximately 1/3.
Rotate or stir food frequently.
At one half of selected
defrosting time, the oven
signals TURN. At this time,
turn food over and break
apart or rearrange pieces for
more even defrosting. Shield
any warm areas with small
pieces of foil.
A dull thumping noise may
be heard during defrosting.
This sound is normal when
the oven is not operating at
High power.
Defrosting Tips
• Foods frozen in paper or
plastic can be defrosted in
the package. Tightly closed
packages should be slit,
pierced or vented AFTER
food has partially defrosted.
Plastic storage containers
should be at least 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, such
as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings,
poultry and pork, 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 beef,
lamb and veal 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.
17
Operating Instructions
Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.)
1 min.
3 to 5 min.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
6 to 8 min.
5 to 7 min.
Fruit
Plastic pouch—1 to 2
(10-oz. package)
Meat
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Cornish hen
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
18
Comments
Place block in casserole. Turn over and
break up after half the time.
3 to 6 min.
2 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven.
Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
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.
5 to 7 min.
Turn meat over after half the time.
12 to 16 min. Use power level 1.
per lb.
5 to 7 min.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish.
per lb.
Turn over after half the time and shield
warm areas with foil. When finished,
separate pieces and let stand to complete
defrosting.
15 to 19 min. Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap
and turn over after half the time. When
finished, separate pieces and microwave
2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary.
Let stand to finish defrosting.
17 to 21 min. Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half
the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.
Shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. If necessary, run cold water in
the cavity until giblets can be removed.
7 to 13 min. Place unwrapped hen in the oven breastper lb.
side-up. Turn over after half the time.
Run cool water in the cavity until giblets
can be removed.
5 to 9 min.
Place unwrapped breast in dish breastper lb.
side-down. After half the time, turn over
and shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in
refrigerator to complete defrosting.
Time Features
Express Cook
This is a quick way to set
cooking time for 1–6 minutes.
Press one of the Express
Cook pads (from 1 to 6)
for 1 to 6 minutes of
cooking at 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.
Add 30 Seconds
You can use this feature
two ways:
• It will add 30 seconds to
the time counting down
each time the pad is
pressed.
• It can be used as a quick
way to set 30 seconds of
cooking time.
19
Operating Instructions
Custom Cooking
Custom Cooking
(On some models)
Custom Cooking lets you
cook foods you prepare
often without needing to
enter cook time and power
level each time.
Setting a custom cook time
and power level:
1 Press and hold CUSTOM
for 2 seconds.
2 Press POWER LEVEL
and select the desired
power level 1–10.
3 Press START. The
entered time and power
level is stored.
20
To custom cook when cook
time and power level has
been previously set:
Press CUSTOM to start.
The stored time is
displayed and starts
counting down.
Convenience Features
Snacks
(On some models)
3 Enter the number of
items or the food weight
in ounces.
The Snacks feature
automatically sets the
microwaving times and
power levels to warm a
variety of snack foods.
4 Press START.
1 Press SNACKS.
2 Select snack type 1–6
(see the Snacks Guide
below).
Hint: You can press
and hold the SNACKS pad
during cooking to display
the snack type and
remaining microwaving
time.
Snacks Guide
Food Type
Quantity or Weight
1 Bread, rolls, muffins
1 to 4
2 Sandwiches
1 to 2
3 Pizza (leftover slices)
1 to 4
4 Dessert toppings
1 to 4
5 Soup
8 to 40 oz.
6 Cheese dip
4 to 16 oz.
21
Operating Instructions
Convenience Features
Auto Defrost
The Defrost Auto/Time
feature gives you two ways
to defrost frozen foods.
Press DEFROST
AUTO/TIME once for
Auto Defrost or twice for
Time Defrost.
Use Auto Defrost for meat,
poultry and fish up to
6 pounds. Use Time
Defrost for most other
frozen foods.
1 Press DEFROST
AUTO/TIME once.
2 Using the Conversion
Guide at right, enter
food weight. For
example, press pads 1
and 2 for 1.2 pounds
(1 pound, 3 ounces).
Auto Defrost automatically
sets the defrosting times
and power levels to give
even defrosting results for
meats, poultry and fish.
There is a handy guide
located on the inside front
of the oven.
(Time Defrost is
explained in the Time
Features section.)
;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;;;;;
;;;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;;;
3 Press START.
Guide
Conversion Guide
If the weight of food is
stated in pounds and
ounces, the ounces must
be converted to tenths
(.1) of a pound.
Weight of
Food in
Ounces
Enter Food
Weight
(tenths of
a pound)
1–2
.1
3
.2
4–5
.3
6–7
.4
8
.5
9–10
.6
11
.7
12–13
.8
14–15
.9
• Remove meat from
package and place on
microwave-safe dish.
• Twice during defrost,
the oven signals TURN.
At each TURN signal,
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.
22
Sensor Features
Humidity Sensor
What happens when
using the Sensor
Features…
The Sensor Features
detect the increasing
humidity released
during cooking. The
oven automatically
adjusts the cooking
time to various types
and amounts of food.
Do not use the Sensor
Features twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt
food. If food is
undercooked after the
countdown, use Time
Cook for additional
cooking time.
Covered
• The proper containers
and covers are essential
for best sensor cooking.
Vented
Dry off dishes so they don’t
mislead the sensor.
• Be sure the outside of
the cooking containers
and the inside of the
microwave oven are dry
before placing food in
the oven. Beads of
moisture turning into
steam can mislead the
sensor.
• Always use microwavesafe containers and cover
them with lids or vented
plastic wrap. Never use
tight sealing plastic
containers—they can
prevent steam from
escaping and cause
food to overcook.
23
Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Popcorn
How to Use the Popcorn
Feature
1 Follow package
instructions, using Time
Cook if the package is less
than 3.0 ounces or larger
than 3.5 ounces. Place the
package of popcorn in the
center of the microwave.
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf when cooking
popcorn.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
2 Press POPCORN. The
oven starts immediately.
If you open the door while
“POPCORN” is displayed,
“SENSOR ERROR” will
appear. Close the door,
press CLEAR/OFF and
begin again.
If food is undercooked
after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
How to Adjust the Popcorn
Program to Provide a Shorter
or Longer Cook Time
If you find that the brand of
popcorn you use underpops
or overcooks consistently,
you can add or subtract
20 seconds to the automatic
popping time.
To add time:
After pressing POPCORN,
press 9 immediately after the
oven starts for an extra 20
seconds.
Press 9 again to add another
10 seconds (total 30 seconds
additional time).
To subtract time:
After pressing POPCORN,
press 1 immediately after the
oven starts for 20 seconds
less cooking time.
Press 1 again to reduce cooking
time another 10 seconds
(total 30 seconds less time).
Beverage
Press BEVERAGE to heat
a cup of coffee or other
beverage.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
24
If food is undercooked
after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
Drinks heated with the
Beverage feature may be
very hot. Remove the
container with care.
Reheat
(less time)
(more time)
For reheating single servings of
previously cooked foods or a
plate of leftovers.
How to Change the
Automatic Settings
To reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the feature
pad.
To add 10% to cooking
time: Press 9 after the
feature pad.
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf when using
the Reheat feature.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
How to Use the Reheat
Feature
1 Place covered food in
the oven. Press REHEAT.
The oven starts
immediately.
2 The oven signals when
steam is sensed and the
time remaining begins
counting down.
Do not open the oven
door until time is counting
down. If the door is
opened, close it and press
START immediately.
Some Foods Not
Recommended For Use
With Reheat
It is best to use Time Cook
for these foods:
• Bread products.
• Foods that must be
reheated uncovered.
• Foods that need to be
stirred or rotated.
• Foods calling for a dry
look or crisp surface
after reheating.
After removing food from
the oven, stir, if possible,
to even out the temperature.
Reheated foods may have
wide variations in
temperature. Some areas
may be extremely hot.
If food is not hot enough
after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
reheating time.
25
Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Sensor Cooking
(On some models)
Sensor Cooking gives you
easy, automatic results with
a variety of foods.
1 Place covered food in
the oven.
2 Press the COOK pad.
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf with Sensor
Cooking.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
3 Select food type 1–6
(see the Cooking Guide
below). The oven starts
immediately.
4 The oven signals when
steam is sensed and time
remaining is counting
down. Turn or stir the
food if necessary.
Do not open the oven
door until time is counting
down. If the door is
opened, close it and press
START immediately.
If food is undercooked
after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
How to Change the
Automatic Settings
(automatic settings for
canned vegetables cannot
be adjusted on some models)
(less time)
(more time)
You can adjust the cooking
time for all foods to suit
your personal taste.
To reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the food pad.
To add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the food pad.
Cooking Guide
Food Type
Amount
Comments
1. Chicken
2–8 pieces
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
2. Fish
4–16 oz.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
3. Ground Meats
(Beef, Pork, Turkey)
1/2 – 2 lbs.
Use round casserole dish. Crumble meat into
dish. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Drain and stir at signal.
4. Fresh Vegetables
4–16 oz.
Add 1/4 cup water per serving.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
5. Frozen Vegetables
4–20 oz.
Follow package instructions for adding water.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
6. Canned Vegetables
4–20 oz.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
26
Sensor Cooking
(On some models)
Vegetable
Sensor Cooking gives you easy,
automatic results with a variety
of foods (see the Cooking Guide
below).
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf with Sensor
Cooking.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
1 Place covered food in
the oven. Press the food
pad. (For vegetables,
press the VEGETABLE
pad once for fresh
vegetables, twice for
frozen vegetables, or
three times for canned
vegetables.) The oven
starts immediately.
2 The oven signals when
steam is sensed and time
remaining is counting
down. Turn or stir the
food if necessary.
Do not open the oven
door until time is counting
down. If the door is
opened, close it and press
START immediately.
If food is undercooked
after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
How to Change the
Automatic Settings
(automatic settings for
canned vegetables cannot
be adjusted on some models)
(less time)
(more time)
You can adjust the cooking
time for all foods to suit
your personal taste.
Reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the food pad.
Add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the food pad.
Cooking Guide
Food Type
Amount
Comments
Fresh Vegetables
4–16 oz.
Add 1/4 cup water per serving.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Frozen Vegetables
4–20 oz.
Follow package instructions for adding water.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Canned Vegetables
4–20 oz.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
27
Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Potato
(On some models)
1 Pierce potato skin with
fork and place potato in
the oven.
2 Press POTATO. The
oven starts immediately.
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf with Sensor
Cooking.
NOTE: Do not use this
feature twice in
succession on the same
food portion—it may
result in severely
overcooked or burnt food.
28
3 The oven signals when
steam is sensed and time
remaining is counting
down. Turn or stir the
food if necessary.
Do not open the oven
door until time is counting
down. If the door is
opened, close it and press
START immediately.
If food is undercooked
after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
How to Change the
Automatic Settings
You can adjust the cooking
time for all foods to suit
your personal taste.
(less time)
(more time)
Reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the food pad.
Add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the food pad.
Other Features Your Model May Have
Help
The HELP pad displays
feature information and
helpful hints. Press HELP,
then select a feature pad.
Cooking Complete
Reminder
To remind you that you
have food in the oven, the
oven will display “FOOD IS
READY” and beep once a
minute until you either
open the oven door or
press CLEAR/OFF.
Clock
Press to enter the time of
day or to check the time of
day while microwaving.
To check the time of day
while microwaving, press
CLOCK.
1 Press CLOCK.
2 Enter time of day.
3 Select AM or PM.
4 Press START or CLOCK.
29
Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Scroll Speed
The scroll speed of the
display can be changed.
Press and hold the
AM/PM pad about 3
seconds to bring up the
display. Select 1–5 for
slow to fast scroll speed.
Display On/Off
To turn the clock display
off, press and hold 0 for
about three seconds.
To redisplay the clock,
repeat.
Delay Start allows you to set
the microwave to delay
cooking up to 24 hours.
4 Select any combination
of Defrost Auto/Time
or Time Cook I & II.
1 Press DELAY START.
5 Press START.
2 Enter the time you
want the oven to start.
(Be sure the microwave
clock shows the correct
time of day.)
The Delay Start time will
be displayed plus “DS.”
The oven will automatically
start at the delayed time.
Delay Start
3 Select AM or PM.
30
The time of day may be
displayed by pressing
CLOCK.
Timer On/Off
Timer On/Off operates as
a minute timer and can be
used at any time, even
when the oven is operating.
When time is up, the oven
will signal. To turn off the
timer signal, press TIMER
ON/OFF.
1 Press TIMER ON/OFF.
NOTE: The timer indicator
will be lit while the timer
is operating.
2 Enter time you want to
count down.
3 Press TIMER ON/OFF
to start.
Start/Pause
In addition to starting
many functions,
START/PAUSE allows you
to stop cooking without
opening the door or
clearing the display.
Reminder
The Reminder feature can
be used like an alarm clock
and can be used at any
time, even when the oven
is operating. The
Reminder time can be set
up to 24 hours later.
3 Select AM or PM.
1 Press REMINDER.
NOTE: The REM indicator
will remain lit to show that
the Reminder is set. To
clear the Reminder before
it occurs, press REMINDER,
then 0. The REM indicator
will no longer be lit.
2 Enter the time you want
the oven to remind you.
(Be sure the microwave
clock shows the correct
time of day.)
4 Press REMINDER. When
Reminder signal occurs,
press REMINDER to turn
it off. The Reminder
time may be displayed by
pressing REMINDER.
31
Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
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,
an “L” will be displayed to
the extreme right.
For best cooking results,
leave the turntable on.
It can be turned off for
large dishes. Press
TURNTABLE to turn
the turntable on or off.
Sometimes the turntable
can become too hot to
touch. Be careful touching
the turntable during and
after cooking.
The vent fan removes
steam and other vapors
from surface cooking.
Press VENT FAN once for
high fan speed, twice for
low fan speed or a third
time to turn the fan off.
An automatic fan feature
protects the microwave
from too much heat rising
from the cooktop below it.
It automatically turns on at
low speed if it senses too
much heat.
If you have turned the fan
on you may find that you
cannot turn it off. The fan
will automatically turn off
when the internal parts are
cool. It may stay on for
30 minutes or more after
the cooktop and microwave
controls are turned off.
Turntable
Vent Fan
Automatic Fan
32
Surface Light
Press to turn the surface
light on or off.
On some models, there is
a night light option.
Press SURFACE LIGHT
once for bright light, twice
for the night light or three
times to turn the light off.
Beeper Volume
The beeper sound level
can be adjusted. Press
BEEPER VOLUME.
Choose 0–3 for mute
to loud.
Auto Nite Light
You can set the night
light to turn on and off
automatically at any time
you want.
1 Press AUTO NITE
LIGHT.
2 Enter the time you want
the light to turn on.
Select AM or PM.
3 Press AUTO NITE
LIGHT again and enter
the time you want the
light to turn off. Select
AM or PM.
NITE will stay lit to remind
you that the feature is set.
You can review the Auto
Nite Light settings by
pressing AUTO NITE
LIGHT.
To erase your settings
and turn off the automatic
feature, press AUTO NITE
LIGHT, then 0.
4 Press AUTO NITE
LIGHT.
33
Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Shelf
How to Use the Shelf
When Microwaving
Food microwaves best
when placed on the
turntable or on the shelf
in the lower position.
Only use the shelf when
reheating on more than
one level. Do not store the
shelf inside the oven cavity.
• Make sure the shelf is
positioned properly
inside the microwave
to prevent damage to
the oven from arcing.
For best results
2-level reheating
• Do not use a microwave
browning dish on the
shelf. The shelf could
overheat.
• Do not use the oven
with the shelf on the
microwave floor. This
could damage the
microwave.
• Use pot holders when
handling the shelf—
it may be hot.
• Do not use the shelf
when cooking
popcorn.
• Do not use the shelf
with Sensor Cooking
or Reheat.
34
The shelf gives you the
option to reheat more
than one dish of food at
the same time.
Uneven results
Shelf and Reheating
• To reheat on 2 levels
or
• To reheat 2 dishes on the
lower level:
Switch places after 1/2 time.
1 Multiply reheat time
by 11/2.
2 Switch places after 1/2
the time.
Switch places after 1/2 time.
• To reheat on 3 levels
(on some models)
1 Double the reheating
time.
Switch places twice
2 Switch places twice and
give the dishes a 1/2
turn during reheating.
(Place dense foods,
or those that require
a longer cook time, on
the upper shelf first.)
35
Helpful Information
Microwave Terms
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is
caused by:
• the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the
microwave walls.
• 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
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by
turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.
36
Care and Cleaning
Helpful Hints
An occasional thorough
wiping with a solution of
baking soda and water
keeps the inside fresh.
NOTE: Be certain the power
is off 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.
Never use a commercial
oven cleaner on any part
of your microwave.
Shelf (if included)
Clean with mild
soap and water or in the
dishwasher. Do not clean
in a self-cleaning oven.
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.
Temperature Probe
(if included)
Clean immediately after
using. To clean, wipe with
a sudsy cloth, then rub
lightly with a plastic
scouring ball if necessary.
Rinse and dry. The probe
can also be washed in the
dishwasher.
37
Helpful Information
Care and Cleaning
How to Clean
the Outside
Case
We recommend against
using cleaners with
ammonia or alcohol,
as they can damage
the appearance of the
microwave oven. If you
choose to use a common
household cleaner, first
apply the cleaner directly
to a clean cloth, then
wipe the soiled area.
Clean the outside of the
microwave with a sudsy
cloth. Rinse and then dry.
Wipe the window clean
with a damp cloth.
Control Panel
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 Panel
Before cleaning the front
door panel, make sure you
know what type of panel you
have. Refer to the eleventh
digit of the model number.
“S” is stainless steel, “L” is
CleanSteel and “B”, “W” or
“C” are plastic colors.
bleach or products
containing chlorine on
Stainless Steel finishes.
CleanSteel
Use a clean, soft, light and
lightly dampened cloth, then
dry thoroughly. Do not use
appliance wax, polish, bleach
or products containing any
chemical agent on the
CleanSteel surfaces.
Plastic Color Panels
Use a clean, soft, lightly
dampened cloth, then dry
thoroughly.
Door Seal
It’s 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.
Bottom
Stainless Steel
The stainless steel panel
can be cleaned with
Stainless Steel Magic or a
similar product using a
clean, soft cloth. Apply
stainless cleaner carefully
to avoid the surrounding
plastic parts. Do not use
appliance wax, polish,
38
Clean off the grease and
dust on the bottom often.
Use a solution of warm
water and detergent.
Light Bulb Replacement
Cooktop Light/
Night Light
Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 120 volt,
40-watt incandescent
bulb (WB36X10003),
available from your
GE supplier.
1 To replace the bulb(s),
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull
the plug.
2 Remove the screw at the
left of the light cover
and lower the cover.
3 Be sure the bulb(s) to be
replaced are cool before
removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove
the bulb by gently
turning. Replace with the
same size and type bulb.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.
REMOVE SCREW
Oven Light
Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 120 volt,
40-watt incandescent
bulb (WB36X10003),
available from your
GE supplier.
1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull
the plug.
2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws
that hold it in place.
3 Next, remove the screw
located above the door
near the center of the
oven that secures the
light housing. After
breaking the adhesive
seal, remove the bulb by
gently turning. Replace
with the same size and
type bulb.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.
39
Helpful Information
The Exhaust Feature
The Vent Fan
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
The vent fan has a metal
reusable grease filter.
Models that recirculate air
back into the room also
use a charcoal filter.
The reusable grease filter
traps grease released by
foods on the cooktop. It
also prevents flames from
foods on the cooktop from
damaging the inside of
the microwave.
For this reason, the filter
must ALWAYS be in place
when the hood is used.
The grease filter should be
cleaned once a month, or
as needed.
To remove, slide it to the
side using the tab. Pull it
down and out.
Rinse, shake and let it dry
before replacing.
Reusable Grease Filter
(on all models)
Reusable Grease
Filter
Removing and
Cleaning the Filter
To clean the grease filter,
soak it and then swish it
around in hot water and
detergent. Don’t use
ammonia or ammonia
products because it will
darken the metal. Light
brushing can be used to
remove embedded dirt.
40
To replace, slide the filter
in the frame slot on the
left side of the opening.
Pull up and to the right
to lock into place.
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
The charcoal filter
cannot be cleaned. It
must be replaced. Order
Part No. WB02X9883
from your GE supplier.
If the model is not vented
to the outside, the air will
be recirculated through a
disposable charcoal filter
that helps remove smoke
and odors.
The charcoal filter should
be replaced when it is
noticeably dirty or
discolored (usually after
6–12 months, depending
on hood usage). See
“Optional Kits,” page 9,
for more information.
To remove the charcoal
filter, disconnect power at
the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull
the plug.
Remove the top grille by
removing the 2 screws that
hold it in place. Slide the
filter towards the front of
the oven and remove it.
To install a new filter,
remove plastic and other
outer wrapping from the
new filter.
Insert the filter into the
top opening of the oven
as shown. It will rest at an
angle on 2 side support
tabs and in front of the
right rear tab. Replace
the grille and 2 screws.
To Remove
Charcoal Filter
Remove 2 grille screws to
remove the grille.
To Install
Charcoal Filter
41
If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Problem
Possible Cause
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.
Floor of the oven is
warm, even when
the oven has not
been used
“LOCKED” appears
on display
You hear an
unusual, low-tone
beep
Heat from the cooktop
light may make the oven
floor get warm.
• This is normal.
The control has been
locked.
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for
about 3 seconds to unlock the control.
You have tried to start
the Reminder without
a valid time of day.
• Start over and enter a valid time
of day.
You have tried to change • Many of the oven’s features are preset
the power level when it is
and cannot be changed.
not allowed.
When using a Sensor
feature, the door was
opened before steam
could be detected.
• Do not open door until steam is
sensed and time is shown counting
down on display.
Steam not detected
in maximum amount
of time.
• Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
Food amount too
large for Sensor
Reheat
Sensor Reheat is for
single servings of
recommended foods.
• Use Time Cook for large amounts
of food.
“BAD PROBE” or
“PLEASE INSERT
PROBE” appears
on display
Probe has been
forgotten or may not be
inserted properly into
oven outlet.
• Insert the probe properly into the
oven wall outlet.
The probe is defective.
• Replace the probe.
“SENSOR ERROR”
appears on display
42
Things That
Are Normal
• Moisture on the oven
door and walls while
cooking. Wipe the
moisture off with a paper
towel or soft cloth.
• Moisture between the
oven door panels when
cooking certain foods.
Moisture should dissipate
shortly after cooking is
finished.
• Steam or vapor escaping
from around the door.
• Light reflection around
door or outer case.
• 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.
• Dimming oven light and
change in the blower
sound at power levels
other than high.
• Dull thumping sound
while oven is operating.
• The vent fan operating
while the microwave is
operating. The vent fan
will not go off nor can it
be turned off until the
microwave is off.
43
Notes
44
Notes
45
GE Service Numbers
We’ll Be There!
GE Appliances
Website
ge.com
Schedule Service
ge.com
800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737)
Real Life
Design Studio
ge.com
800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322)
Extended Warranties
ge.com
800.626.2224
46
Have a question or need
assistance with your
appliance? Try the GE
Appliances Website 24 hours
a day, any day of the year!
For greater convenience and
faster service, you can now
download Owner’s Manuals,
order parts or even schedule
service on-line.
Expert GE repair service is
only one step away from
your door. Get on-line and
schedule your service at your
convenience 24 hours any
day of the year!
Or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737) during
normal business hours.
GE supports the Universal
Design concept—products,
services and environments
that can be used by people
of all ages, sizes and
capabilities. We recognize
the need to design for a
wide range of physical and
mental abilities and
impairments. For details
of GE’s Universal Design
applications, including
kitchen design ideas for
people with disabilities,
check out our Website today.
For the hearing impaired,
please call 800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322).
Purchase a GE extended
warranty and learn about
special discounts that are
available while your warranty
is still in effect. You can
purchase it on-line anytime,
or call 800.626.2224 during
normal business hours. GE
Consumer Home Services
will still be there after your
warranty expires.
Parts and
Accessories
ge.com
800.626.2002
Individuals qualified
to service their own
appliances can have
parts or accessories sent
directly to their home.
(VISA, MasterCard and
Discover cards are
accepted.)
Order on-line today,
24 hours every day or
by phone at 800.626.2002
during normal business
hours.
Register Your
Appliance
ge.com
Instructions contained
in this manual cover
procedures to be
performed by any user.
Other servicing generally
should be referred
to qualified service
personnel. Caution
must be exercised, since
improper servicing may
cause unsafe operation.
Register your new
appliance on-line–
at your convenience!
Timely product registration
will allow for enhanced
communication and
prompt service under the
terms of your warranty,
should the need arise.
You may also mail in the
pre-printed registration
card included in the
packing material.
47
MICROWAVE OVEN
WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
What Is Covered
LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
For one year from date of original purchase,
GE will replace any part in the microwave
oven that fails due to a defect in materials or
workmanship. During this limited one-year warranty,
GE will provide, free of charge, all labor and related
service costs to replace the defective part.
************************************
All warranty service will be provided by our Factory
Service Centers or by our authorized Customer
Care® servicers during normal working hours.
Should your appliance need service, during
warranty period or beyond, call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737).
Please have serial and model numbers available
when calling for service.
What Is Not Covered
• Service trips to your home to teach you how to
use the product.
• Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
If you have an installation problem, contact
your dealer or installer. You are responsible for
providing adequate electrical, exhausting and
other connecting facilities.
• Product not accessible to provide required
service.
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting of
circuit breakers.
• Replacement of the cooktop light bulbs.
• Failure of the product or damage to
the product if it is abused, misused (for
example, cavity arcing from wire rack or
metal/foil), or used for other than the intended
purpose or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused by accident, fire,
floods or acts of God.
• Incidental or consequential damage caused by
possible defects with this appliance.
• Damage caused after delivery.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product
repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or
the shortest period allowed by law.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home
use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available,
you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service
Location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the service calls to your home.
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. To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or
state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
Printed in Malaysia
Download PDF

advertising