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600 Watts
Models: JE510
Sub-Compact Microwave Oven
Owner’s Manual
Important Safety Information
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy .....................2
Special Notes About Microwaving .....................6
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave...............................11
The Controls on Your Microwave ......................12
Time Cooking..........................................................15
Other Features........................................................20
Helpful Information
Care and Cleaning.................................................22
If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service ................................24
GE Service Numbers.............................................26
Warranty ...............................................Back Cover
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GE Appliances
Important Safety Information
Read all safety information before using
For Your Safety
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.
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
3 door seals and sealing surfaces.
The Oven Should Not be adjusted
or repaired by anyone except
properly qualified service
Welcome to the GE family. We’re
proud of our quality products and
we believe in dependable service.
You’ll see it in this easy-to-use
manual and you’ll hear it in the
friendly voices of our customer
service department.
Best of all, you’ll experience
these values each time you use your
microwave. That’s important,
because your new microwave will
be part of your family for a long
Start Here!
Staple your receipt to the inside back
cover of this manual.
Write down the model and serial
numbers here. They are on a label
inside the oven.
Model number
Serial number
Date of purchase
Need Help?
Help us
help you
Before you call for service,
there are a few things you can
do to help us serve you better.
Read this manual. It contains
instructions to help you use and
maintain your microwave properly.
If you received a damaged
oven...Immediately contact the
dealer (or builder) that sold you
the oven.
Save time and money. Check the
section titled “If Something Goes
Wrong” before calling. This
section was designed to solve
common problems you might
If you do need service, you can
relax knowing help is only a
phone call away. A list of toll-free
customer service numbers is
included in the back of this book.
Or call the GE Answer Center®
at 800.626.2000, 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
Important Safety Information
Read all safety information before using
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, injury to persons, or exposure to
excessive microwave energy when using your appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following sections.
Safety Precautions
This microwave oven is
not approved or tested for
marine use.
• Read and follow the specific
“Precautions to Avoid Possible
Exposure to Excessive Microwave
• This appliance must be
grounded. Connect only to
properly grounded outlet. See
Grounding Instructions section.
• Do not mount this appliance over
a sink.
• Install or locate this appliance
only in accordance with the
provided Installation
• Be certain to place the front
surface of the door three inches
or more back from the
countertop edge to avoid
accidental tipping of the
appliance in normal usage.
• 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 cover or block any
openings on the appliance.
• Do not operate any heating or
cooking appliance beneath this
• 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.
• Use this appliance only for its
intended use as described in this
guide. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this
appliance. This microwave oven
is specifically designed to heat
or cook food, and is not intended
for laboratory or industrial use.
• Do not store this appliance
outdoors. Do not use this
product near water—for example,
in a wet basement, near a
swimming pool or near a sink.
• 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 if paper, plastic
or other combustible materials
are placed inside the oven while
— 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
• See door surface cleaning
instructions in the Care and
Cleaning section(s) of this guide.
• This appliance should be
serviced only by qualified service
personnel. Contact nearest
authorized service facility for
examination, repair or
• As with any appliance, close
supervision is necessary when
used by children.
— If materials inside oven should
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.
Important Safety Information
Special Notes About Microwaving
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 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).
• 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—will explode
and should not be heated in this
microwave oven. Such use of the
microwave oven could result in
• 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.
• Metal, such as twist ties, poultry
pins, or gold-rimmed dishes, in
the microwave.
• 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
• 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.
Microwaved water and
other liquids do not always
bubble when they reach the
boiling point. They can
actually get superheated
and not bubble at all.
Superheated liquid will
bubble up out of the cup
when it is moved or when
something like a spoon or
tea bag is put into it.
To prevent this from
happening and causing
injury, do not heat any
liquid for more than 2
minutes per cup. After
heating, let the cup stand
in the microwave for 30
seconds before moving it
or putting anything into it.
• Spontaneous boiling—Under
certain special circumstances,
liquids may start to boil during or
shortly after removal from the
microwave oven. To prevent burns
from splashing liquid, we
recommend the following: before
removing the container from the
oven, allow the container to stand
in the oven for 30 to 40 seconds
after the oven has shut off. Do not
boil liquids in narrow-necked
containers such as soft drink
bottles, wine flasks and especially
narrow-necked coffee cups. Even if
the container is opened, excessive
steam can build up and cause it to
burst or overflow.
• 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.
• 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.
• When cooking pork, follow the
directions exactly and always
cook the meat to an internal
temperature of at least 170°F.
This assures that, in the remote
possibility that trichina may be
present in the meat, it will be
killed and meat will be safe to eat.
Important Safety Information
Special Notes About Microwaving
If you use a meat
thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for use
in microwave ovens.
How to Test for a
Microwave-Safe Dish
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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• Cookware may become hot
because of heat transferred from
the heated food. Pot holders may
be needed to handle the
• “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
• Use foil only as directed in this
guide. TV dinners may be
microwaved in foil trays less than
3/4″ 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 inch 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:
1 Use microwave-safe plastics only
and use them in strict
compliance with the cookware
2 Do not microwave empty
3 Do not permit children to use
plastic cookware without
complete supervision.
Grounding Instructions
Grounding Instructions
Ensure proper ground
exists before use
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
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 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
Important Safety Information
Grounding Instructions
Use of Adapter Plugs
(Adapter plugs not permitted
in Canada)
Align large
Ensure proper ground
and firm connection
before use
Usage situations where appliance’s
power cord will be disconnected
You should have the circuit checked by
a qualified electrician to make sure the
receptacle is properly grounded.
Because of potential safety hazards
under certain conditions, we strongly
recommend against the use of an
adapter plug. However, if you still elect
to use an adapter, where local codes
permit, a TEMPORARY
CONNECTION may be made to a
properly grounded two-prong wall
receptacle by the use of a UL listed
adapter which is available at most local
hardware stores.
When disconnecting the power cord
from the adapter, always hold the
adapter with one hand. If this is not
done, the adapter ground terminal is
very likely to break with repeated use.
Should this happen, DO NOT USE
the appliance until a proper ground
has again been established.
The larger slot in the adapter must be
aligned with the larger slot in the wall
receptacle to provide proper polarity
in the connection of the power cord.
Do not use an adapter plug in these
situations because frequent
disconnection of the power cord
places undue strain on the adapter
and leads to eventual failure of the
adapter ground terminal. You should
have the two-prong wall receptacle
replaced with a three-prong
(grounding) receptacle by a qualified
electrician before using the appliance.
CAUTION: Attaching the adapter
ground terminal to the wall receptacle
cover screw does not ground the
appliance unless the cover screw is
metal, and not insulated, and the wall
receptacle is grounded through the
house wiring.
Use of Extension
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—
1 The marked electrical rating of the
extension cord should be at least as
great as the electrical rating of the
Usage situations where appliance’s
power cord will be disconnected
2 The extension cord must be a
grounding-type 3-wire cord and it
must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet;
3 The extension cord should be
arranged so that it will not drape
over the counter top or tabletop
where it can be pulled on by
children or tripped over
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.
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave
600 Watts
Optional Accessory
(Available at extra cost
from your GE supplier):
4-A019-3 Hanging Kit
allows this oven to be
mounted under a cabinet.
1 Door Latches.
4 Control Panel Display (panel layout
will vary by model).
2 Window with Metal Shield. Screen
allows cooking to be viewed
while keeping microwaves
confined in the oven.
5 Door Open Bar. Press to open
door. Door must be securely
latched for oven to operate.
3 Waveguide Cover (on some
models). Protects the microwave
energy distributing system. Do
not remove this cover. You will
damage the oven.
6 Removable Turntable. Turntable
and support must be in place
when using the oven. The
turntable may be removed for
NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s)
and the oven interior light (on
some models) are located on the
inside walls of the microwave oven.
Quick Start (Features and appearance vary by model)
on your
Allows you to cook by time for up to
15 minutes.
• Cooking
• Defrosting
• Heating and Reheating
Time Features
Allows you to cook by time.
(press one to ten times
to choose power level)
Amount of
cooking time.
Amount of
defrosting time.
Operating Instructions
Changing Power Levels
How to Change the Power Level
The power level may be changed
before setting the cooking time.
COOK one to ten times to
choose a power level other
than Hi.
2 Enter cooking time.
3 Press START.
Variable power levels add flexibility
to your microwave cooking. The
power levels on your microwave oven
can be compared to the surface units
on a range. Hi 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 70 is
microwave energy 70% of the time.
Power Level 30 is energy 30% of the
Power Level Hi will cook faster but
food may need additional attention
such as frequent stirring, rotating
or turning over. Most of your cooking
will be done on Hi. A lower setting
will cook more evenly and with less
attention given to stirring or rotating
the food. Some foods may have
better flavor, texture or appearance
if one of the lower settings is used.
You may wish to 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 30—
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
Fish, bacon,
vegetables, boiling
Gentle cooking of
meat and poultry;
baking casseroles
and reheating.
Medium 50 Slow cooking and
tenderizing such as
stews and less tender
cuts of meat.
Low 30
Defrosting without
cooking; simmering;
delicate sauces.
Warm 10
Keeping food warm
without overcooking;
softening butter.
Time Features (vary by model)
Timer Cooking
(on some models)
Allows you to microwave for up to
15 minutes.
You may open the door during
Timer cooking to check the food.
Close the door and cooking
resumes automatically.
Popcorn Tip
For best results when cooking
microwave popcorn, turn under
the ends of the popcorn bag. This
allows the bag to rotate properly in
the oven.
Turn the dial for up to 15
minutes of cooking time.
Time Cook
(on some models)
Allows you to microwave for up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds.
Power Level Hi is automatically set,
but you may change it for more
You may open the door during
Time Cook to check the food.
Close the door and press START
to resume cooking.
Popcorn Tip
For best results when cooking
microwave popcorn, turn under
the ends of the popcorn bag. This
allows the bag to rotate properly
in the oven.
COOK one to ten times to
choose a power level
other than Hi.
2 Enter cooking time.
3 Press START.
Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide for Timer Cooking and Time Cook
Fresh Vegetables
For frozen vegetables, follow the instructions on the package. Place a 10 oz. package
in a 1-qt. casserole and add 2–4 tablespoons of water. Turn the dish after half of time.
NOTE: Use Power Level Hi unless otherwise noted.
Green Beans
1 lb. cut in half
15 to 20 min.
In 1-1/2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
Whole Beets
1 bunch
25 to 30 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 bunch
(1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs.)
1 bunch
(1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs.)
10 to 12 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
12 to 15 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
10 to 12 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Cabbage Wedges
Sliced Carrots
1 lb.
8 to 10 min.
In 1-1/2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
1 medium head
12 to 16 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
Corn on the Cob
1 to 5 ears
5 to 6 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. casserole, 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.
Shelled Peas
2 lbs. unshelled
12 to 14 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
4 potatoes
(6 to 8 oz. each)
14 to 16 min.
(whole, sweet
or white)
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
4 to 6 min.
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.
7 to 10 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
1 lb. sliced
6 to 8 min.
In 1-1/2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
1 to 2 squash
(about 1 lb. each)
10 to 13 min.
Cut in half and remove fibrous
membranes. In 2-qt. casserole, place
squash cut-side-down. Turn cut-side-up
after 4 minutes.
(cubed, white)
and yellow)
(winter, acorn
Time Features
Allows you to defrost for the length
of time you select. See the
Defrosting Guide for suggested
1 Press DEFROST.
2 Enter defrosting time.
3 Press START.
A dull thumping noise may be
heard during defrosting. This
sound is normal when the oven is
not operating at Hi 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.
• Be sure large meats are
completely defrosted before
• 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.
Operating Instructions
Defrosting Guide
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet Rolls (approx. 12 oz.)
1-1/2 min.
5 to 7 min.
Rearrange after half the time.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
10 to 13 min.
7 to 9 min.
Plastic pouch—1 to 2
(10-oz. package)
5 to 8 min.
Bacon (1 lb.)
5 to 7 min.
Franks (1 lb.)
5 to 7 min.
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
7 to 9 min.
13 to 17 min.
per lb.
7 to 11 min.
per lb.
Steaks, chops and cutlets
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (2-1/2 to 3 lbs.)
20 to 24 min.
Chicken, whole
(2-1/2 to 3 lbs.)
26 to 30 min.
Cornish hen
11 to 17 min.
per lb.
Turkey breast (4 to 5 lbs.)
7 to 11 min.
per lb.
Place block in casserole. Turn over and break up after
half the time.
Place unopened package in oven. Let stand 5 minutes
after defrosting.
Place unopened package in oven. Microwave just until
franks can be separated. Let stand 5 minutes, if
necessary, to complete defrosting.
Turn meat over after half the time.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish. Turn over
after half the time and shield warm areas with foil.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish. Turn over
after half the time and shield warm areas with foil.
When finished, separate pieces and let stand to
complete defrosting.
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.
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.
Place unwrapped hen in the oven breast-side-up. Turn
over after half the time. Run cool water in the cavity
until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in dish breast-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.
Heating or Reheating Guide
1 Directions below are for heating or reheating
already-cooked foods stored in refrigerator or at
room temperature. Use microwave-safe cookware.
2 Cover most foods for fastest, most even heating.
Exceptions are some sandwiches, griddle foods
and baked items.
3 Bubbling around edges of dish is normal, since
the center is the last to heat. Foods heated to
160°F. to 165°F. will provide safe, palatable
Adjust temperatures to suit your personal taste.
Let foods stand a few minutes before serving.
4 Be sure foods are heated throughout before
serving. Steaming or bubbling around edges of
dish does not necessarily mean food is heated
If you use a meat thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
NOTE: Use Power Level Hi unless otherwise noted.
Bakery Foods
Cake, coffee cake, doughnuts,
sweet rolls, nut or fruit bread
Dinner rolls, muffins
Cocoa, other milk-based
drinks (6 oz. cup)
Coffee, other water-based
drinks (6 oz. cup)
Power Level
1 piece
9 inch cake or
12 rolls or doughnuts
6 to 8
1 slice
9 inch pie
Low (30)
Low (30)
1/2 to 2 min.
3 to 5 min.
Medium (50)
Medium (50)
Med-High (70)
1/2 to 1 min.
1-1/2 to 2-1/2 min.
1 to 1-1/2 min.
6 to 8 min.
Med-High (70)
4 to 7 min.
1 to 2 cups
1 to 2 cups
2 to 4 min.
1 to 2 pieces
3 to 5 min.
1 to 2
1 to 2 servings
1 to 2 min.
1-1/2 to 4 min.
1 to 2 servings
4 to 6 min.
Plate of Leftovers
1 plate
4 to 6 min.
1 to 2 servings
Med-High (70)
2 to 4 min.
Soups (6 oz. serving)
1 to 2 servings
Med-High (70)
2 to 4 min.
1 to 2 servings
Meats and Main Dishes
Chicken pieces, hamburger,
meat pieces
Hot dogs and sausages
Rice and pasta (2/3—3/4 cup
per serving
Saucy, main dishes: chop suey,
spaghetti, creamed chicken,
chili, stew, macaroni and cheese,
etc. (3/4—1 cup per serving)
2 to 3 min.
Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Cooking Complete
Press to enter the time of day or to
check the time of day while
To remind you that you have food
in the oven, the oven will beep
once a minute until you either
open the oven door or press
1 Press CLOCK.
2 Enter time of day.
3 Press CLOCK.
Helpful Information
Microwave Terms
Microwave Terms
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.
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.
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to prevent overbrowning. 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
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
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by turning
back one corner so excess steam can escape.
Helpful Information
Care and Cleaning
Helpful Hints
How to Clean
the Inside
Opening the oven door a few
minutes after cooking helps air out
the inside. An occasional thorough
wiping with a solution of baking
soda and water keeps 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.
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
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
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’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.
If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call for Service
Oven Will Not
Come On
Foods Are Either
Overcooked or
Control Panel
Lighted, Yet Oven
Will Not Start
Possible Causes
What to Do
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
• 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.
Cooking times may vary
because of starting food
temperature, food density
or amount of foods in oven.
• Set additional cooking time for completion.
Food was not rearranged or
• Some dishes require specific instructions.
Check Cooking Guide or recipe for
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.
Cooking time not entered after
• Make sure you have entered cooking time
after pressing POWER LEVEL/TIME
CLEAR/OFF was pressed
• Reset cooking program and press START.
All These Things 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
blower sound may occur while
operating at power levels other
than high.
• Dull thumping sound while oven is
• Some TV-radio interference might
be noticed while using your
microwave oven. It’s similar to the
interference caused by other small
appliances and does not indicate a
problem with your microwave. If
you notice this interference, check
that the microwave oven is on a
different electrical circuit, relocate
the radio or TV as far away from
the microwave as possible, or
check the position and signal of
the receiving antenna.
GE Service Numbers
We’ll be there!
GE Answer Center®
In-Home Repair Service
For Customers With
Special Needs
Whatever your question about any
GE major appliance, GE Answer
Center® information service is
available to help. Your call—and
your question—will be answered
promptly and courteously.
And you can call any time. GE
Answer Center® service is open
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A GE consumer service professional
will provide expert repair service,
scheduled at a time that’s
convenient for you. Many GE
Consumer Service companyoperated locations offer you
service today or tomorrow, or at
your convenience (7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. Saturdays).
Our factory-trained technicians
know your appliance inside and
out—so most repairs can be
handled in just one visit.
Upon request, GE will provide
Braille controls for a variety of
GE appliances, and a brochure
to assist in planning a barrier-free
kitchen for persons with limited
mobility. To obtain these items,
free of charge, call 800.626.2000.
Consumers with impaired hearing
or speech who have access to a
TDD or a conventional
teletypewriter may call 800-TDDGEAC (800-833-4322) to request
information or service.
Para los clientes
de habla española
Service Contracts
Parts and Accessories
Further Service
Para obtener instrucciones en
español, llame a GE Answer
Center®, servicio de información
para el consumidor, teléfono
You can have the secure feeling
that GE Consumer Service will still
be there after your warranty expires.
Purchase a GE contract while your
warranty is still in effect and you’ll
receive a substantial discount. With
a multiple-year contract, you’re
assured of future service at today’s
Individuals qualified to service
their own appliances can have
parts or accessories sent directly
to their home. The GE parts system
provides access to over 47,000
parts…and all GE Genuine Renewal
Parts are fully warranted. VISA,
MasterCard and Discover cards
are accepted.
Care and cleaning 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.
We’re proud of our service and
want you to be pleased. If for some
reason you are not happy with the
service you receive, here are steps
to follow for further help.
Next, if you are still not pleased,
write all the details—including
your phone number—to:
First, contact the people who
serviced your appliance. Explain
why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. Proof of original purchase
date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
What is Covered
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of charge,
parts and service labor to repair or replace
any part of the microwave oven that fails
because of a manufacturing defect.
For the second through the fifth year from
the date of original purchase, we will
provide, free of charge, a replacement
magnetron tube if the magnetron tube fails
because of a manufacturing defect. You
pay for the service trip to your home and
service labor charges.
For each of the above warranties:
To avoid any trip charges, you must take
the microwave oven to a General Electric
Factory Service Center or a General
Electric Customer Care® servicer and
pick it up following service.
What is Not
• Service trips to your home to teach you
how to use the product.
Read your Owner’s Manual. 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:
GE Answer Center®
consumer information service
• Improper installation.
In-home service is also available, but you
must pay for the service technician’s travel
costs to your home.
This warranty is extended to the original
purchaser and any succeeding owner for
products purchased for ordinary home
use in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and
Washington, D.C. In Alaska the warranty
is the same except that it is LIMITED
because you must pay to ship the product
to the service shop or for the service
technician’s travel costs to your home.
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).
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer. You are
responsible for providing adequate
electrical, exhausting and other
connecting facilities.
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting
of circuit breakers.
• Failure of the product if it is misused,
or used for other than the intended
purpose or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused by accident,
fire, floods or acts of God.
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 If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
Part No. 164D3333P003
Pub. No. 49-8739
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