GE JKP86BFBB User manual

GE JKP86BFBB User manual
Microwave
Cooking Center
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Operating Instructions
Microwave Control Panel . . . .10, 11
Microwave Oven Controls . . . . .10–21
Lower Oven Control Panel . . . .22, 23
Lower Oven Controls . . . . . . . .22–32
Lower Oven Thermostat . . . . . . . .30
Self-Cleaning Lower Oven . . . . 31, 32
Sensor Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 17
Owner’s Manual
JKP86–27 ″ Double Wall Oven
JTP86–30 ″ Double Wall Oven
Care and Cleaning
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Light Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Microwave Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . 37–39
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . . . . 41–42
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
The microwave oven in this
cooking center is 1000 watts.
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial #______________________
You can find them on a label inside
the upper oven on the left side.
49-80472 07-07 JR
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
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■ 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:
■
door (bent),
■
hinges and latches (broken or
loosened),
■
door seals and sealing surfaces.
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■ The oven should not be adjusted or
repaired by anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act requires the Governor of California to
publish a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive
harm, and requires businesses to warn customers of potential exposure to such substances.
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Troubleshooting Tips
The fiberglass insulation in self-clean ovens gives off a very small amount of carbon monoxide during
the cleaning cycle. Exposure can be minimized by venting with an open window or using a ventilation
fan or hood.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING—Grounding Instructions:
WARNING—To reduce the risk of burns,
electric shock, fire, injury to persons or
exposure to excessive microwave energy:
■ Be sure your appliance is properly
installed and grounded by a qualified
technician in accordance with the
provided Installation Instructions.
■ Be sure the cooking center is securely
installed in a cabinet that is firmly attached
to the house structure. Weight on the oven
door could cause the oven to tip and
result in injury. Never allow anyone to
climb, sit or hang on the oven door.
■ Do not operate this appliance if it has a
damaged cord or plug, if it is not working
properly, or if it has been damaged or
dropped.
■ Do not leave children alone—children
should not be left alone or unattended in
an area where appliance is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on
any part of the appliance.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Have the installer show you the location of
the circuit breaker or fuse. Mark it for easy
reference.
■ Before performing any service, disconnect
the cooking center power supply at the
household distribution panel by removing
the fuse or switching off the circuit
breaker.
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■ Use this appliance only for its intended
use as described in this manual. Do not
use corrosive chemicals or vapors in
this appliance. This cooking center 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, or near a
swimming pool.
Operating Instructions
This appliance must be connected to a
grounded, metallic, permanent wiring
system, or an equipment grounding
conductor should be run with the
circuit conductors and connected
to the equipment grounding
terminal or lead on the appliance.
■ This appliance should be serviced only
by qualified service personnel. Contact
nearest authorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment. Do not
repair or replace any part of this appliance
unless specifically recommended in this
manual. All other servicing should be
referred to a qualified technician.
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■ Don’t allow anyone to climb, stand or
hang on the door. They could damage
the cooking center and cause severe
personal injury.
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WARNING!
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan by covering
pan completely with well-fitting lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside a pan can be
put out by covering with baking soda or, if available, a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type
fire extinguisher.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■
CAUTION:
Items of interest to
children should not be stored in cabinets
above an oven; children climbing on the
oven to reach items could be seriously
injured.
■ Teach children not to play with the
controls or any other part of the
cooking center.
■ Large scratches or impacts to glass door
can lead to broken or shattered glass.
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■ Wear proper clothing. Loose-fitting or
hanging garments should never be worn
while using the appliance. Flammable
material could be ignited if brought in
contact with hot heating elements and
may cause severe burns.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp
pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let pot holders
touch hot heating elements. Do not use a
towel or other bulky cloth. Such cloths can
catch fire on a hot element.
■ Always keep dish towels, dishcloths, pot
holders and other linens a safe distance
from your oven.
■ Always keep wooden spoons and plastic
utensils and canned food a safe distance
away from your oven.
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■ Always keep combustible wall coverings,
curtains or drapes a safe distance from
your oven.
■ Do not store flammable material in an
oven or near the cooking center.
■ Do not cover or block any openings
on the appliance.
■ For your safety, never use your appliance
for warming or heating the room.
■ Do not leave paper products, cooking
utensils or food in the oven when not
in use.
■ Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
■ Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate in or
near the cooking center.
■ Do not touch heating elements or interior
surface of the oven. These surfaces may be
hot enough to burn even though they are
dark in color. During and after use, do not
touch, or let clothing or other flammable
materials contact any interior area of the
oven; allow sufficient time for cooling first.
■ Potentially hot surfaces include oven vent
openings, surfaces near the openings, and
crevices around the oven door.
■ REMEMBER: The inside surface of the
oven may be hot when the door is opened.
COOK MEAT AND POULTRY THOROUGHLY…
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.
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MICROWAVE OVEN
Read and follow the specific “Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave
Energy” section in this manual.
■ Remove wire twist-ties from paper or
plastic containers before placing bags
in oven.
■ Do not use your microwave oven to dry
newspapers.
■ Do not overcook potatoes. They could
dehydrate and catch fire, causing damage
to your 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.
■ This microwave oven is not approved or
tested for marine use.
■ Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven.
Pressure will build up inside the egg
yolk and will cause it to burst, possibly
resulting in injury.
■ Foods with unbroken outer “skin” such
as potatoes, sausages, tomatoes, apples,
egg yolks, chicken livers and other giblets
should be pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
■ 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.
■ As with any appliance, close supervision is
necessary when used by children.
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■ If materials inside the oven should ignite,
keep oven door closed, turn oven off,
and shut off power at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel. If the door is opened, the
fire may spread.
■ 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not operate the oven while empty to
avoid damage to the oven and the danger
of fire. If by accident the oven should run
empty a minute or two, no harm is done.
However, try to avoid operating the oven
empty at any time—it saves energy and
prolongs the life of the oven.
■ Do not operate the microwave oven
without the turntable and support in
place.
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■ 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
injury.
Operating Instructions
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 to facilitate cooking.
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WARNING!
MICROWAVE-SAFE COOKWARE
Operating Instructions
■ If you are not sure if a dish is microwavesafe, 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 35–45 seconds at high.
If the dish heats, it should not be used
for microwaving.
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Make sure all cookware used in your microwave oven is suitable for microwaving. Most glass
casseroles, cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard cups, pottery or china dinnerware which does
not have metallic trim or glaze with a metallic sheen can be used. Some cookware is labeled
“suitable for microwaving.”
■ If you use a meat thermometer while
cooking, make sure it is safe for use in
microwave ovens.
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Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■ 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.
■ 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, since they may also
ignite.
■ Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in
microwave ovens. Check the package for
proper use.
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■ Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic
wrap can be used to cover dishes in order
to retain moisture and prevent spattering.
Be sure to vent plastic wrap so steam
can escape.
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■ Oversized food or oversized metal
cookware should not be used in a
microwave oven. Electrical shock or
fire could occur.
■ While paper plates may be used for timed
cooking and defrosting, do not use them
with Auto Sensor cooking. Use microwavesafe plates or bowls for reheating. Cover
with plastic wrap.
■ Cookware may become hot because
of heat transferred from the heated
food. Pot holders may be needed to
handle the cookware.
■ “Boilable” cooking pouches and tightly
closed plastic bags should be slit, pierced
or vented as directed by package. If they
are not, plastic could burst during or
immediately after cooking, possibly
resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage
containers should be at least partially
uncovered because they form a tight seal.
When cooking with containers tightly
covered with plastic wrap, remove
covering carefully and direct steam
away from hands and face.
■ Use foil only as directed in this manual.
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.
■ Follow these guidelines:
■
Use microwave-safe plastics only and
use them in strict compliance with
the cookware manufacturer’s
recommendations.
■
Do not microwave empty containers.
■
Do not permit children to use
plastic cookware without complete
supervision.
ARCING
If you see arcing, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and correct the problem.
■ Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins or
gold-rimmed dishes, in the microwave.
■ Recycled paper towels containing small
metal pieces being used in the microwave.
SUPERHEATED WATER
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.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
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Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the
oven. Arcing is caused by:
■ Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
■ Foil not molded to food (upturned edges
act like antennas).
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■ 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.
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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:
■ 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.
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■ Allow the container to stand in the oven
for 30 to 40 seconds after the oven has
shut off.
ALL THESE THINGS ARE NORMAL WITH YOUR MICROWAVE
■ Steam or vapor escaping from around
the door.
■ Light reflection around the door or the
outer case.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■ Dimming of the oven light and change
in the blower sound may occur while
operating at power levels other than high.
■ 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 oven.
■ A dull thumping sound while the oven
is operating.
■ The microwave fan may operate with both
ovens off. It is cooling the control and will
turn itself off.
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MICROWAVE TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
Arcing
Shielding
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
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 parts.
■ 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Covering
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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.
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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.
WARNING!
SELF-CLEANING LOWER OVEN
Do not use aluminum foil to line oven bottoms. Improper installation of aluminum foil may result in a
risk of electric shock or fire.
■ Do not heat unopened food containers.
Pressure could build up and the container
could burst, causing an injury.
■ Keep the oven vent unobstructed.
■ Keep the oven free from grease buildup.
■ Never leave the oven door open when you
are not watching the cooking center.
■ Place the oven shelf in the desired
position while the oven is cool. If shelves
must be handled when hot, do not let pot
holder contact the heating elements.
■ When using cooking or roasting bags
in the oven, follow the manufacturer’s
directions.
■ Do not use the oven for a storage area.
Items stored in an oven can ignite.
■ Do not leave paper products, cooking
utensils or food in the oven when not
in use.
■ Clean only parts listed in this Owner’s
Manual.
■ Do not clean the door gasket. The door
gasket is essential for a good seal. Care
should be taken not to rub, damage or
move the gasket.
■ Do not use oven cleaners. No commercial
oven cleaner or oven liner protective
coating of any kind should be used in or
around any part of the oven. Residue from
oven cleaners will damage the inside of
the oven when the self-clean cycle is used.
■ Before self-cleaning the oven, remove
shiny, silver-colored oven shelves (on some
models) and all other cookware.
■ Be sure to wipe up excess spillage before
starting a self-cleaning cycle.
■ If the self-cleaning mode malfunctions,
turn the oven off and disconnect the
power supply. Have it serviced by a
qualified technician.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Pulling out the shelf to the stop-lock is a
convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is
also a precaution against burns from
touching hot surfaces of the door or
oven walls.
■ Never leave jars or cans of fat drippings
in or near your oven.
■ Listen for a fan—a fan noise should be
heard sometime during the cleaning
cycle. If not, call for service before
self-cleaning again.
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■ After broiling, always take any broiler
pan out of the oven and clean it. Leftover
grease in a broiler pan can catch fire next
time you use the oven.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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■ Keep the cooking center clean and free
of accumulations of grease or spillovers,
which may ignite.
■ Do not use the oven to dry newspapers.
If overheated, they can catch on fire.
Operating Instructions
■ Stand away from the oven when opening
the oven door. Hot air or steam which
escapes can cause burns to hands, face
and/or eyes.
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Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Your model may have one of the
following controls.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the microwave oven controls.
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Microwave Oven Control Features and Settings
POWER LEVEL
Displays the time during cooking
functions, the power level being used,
the Auto Codes, the Auto Defrost food
weights, the cooking mode and
instructions.
NOTE: The time on the microwave display is
shown in minutes and seconds (1:30 is one
minute, 30 seconds). On the lower oven, time is
shown in hours and minutes (1:30 is one hour,
30 minutes).
Press to choose the power level you want
to set. Watch the display while pressing
this pad to select the power level you want
to set. You will also see a defrost level. This
setting will allow you to choose your own
defrost power level by using the number
pads.
AUTO SENSOR AND CONVENIENCE
CONTROLS
The top row of pads lists specific items
you may choose to heat or cook.
REHEAT
Use when foods need a quick warm up.
POTATO
Use when cooking whole potatoes.
BEVERAGE
Use to heat a cup of coffee or other
beverage.
COOK
Use to automatically set the cooking
times and power levels for a variety
of foods.
CLEAR/OFF
Pressing the CLEAR/OFF pad cancels all
microwave cooking functions. It does not
cancel the Kitchen Timer.
START
After all selections are made, press this
pad to start the oven. The START pad
must be pressed to turn on any function.
KITCHEN TIMER MIN/SEC
Press to set the timer up to 99 minutes
and 59 seconds. Press the number pads to
set the time. Press the KITCHEN TIMER
MIN/SEC pad again to start. Press the
KITCHEN TIMER MIN/SEC pad twice to
clear the display.
Does not turn on microwave energy.
TIME DEFROST
DELAY START
AUTO DEFROST
Allows you to set the microwave to
delay cooking up to 12 hours.
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry
and fish.
ADD 30 SEC
TIME COOK
Each time you press this pad the set
time is increased 30 seconds.
Allows you to microwave for any time up
to 99 minutes and 59 seconds.
CLOCK
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Use Time Defrost for most other foods.
Troubleshooting Tips
SNACKS
Use to warm a variety of snack foods.
After pressing a function pad, press the
number pads to set the exact amount of
time you want to cook. For example, if
you press the 1, 2 and 5 pads, you have
set 1 minute and 25 seconds.
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POPCORN
Use to pop popcorn.
Number Pads
Operating Instructions
Display
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Press this pad before setting the clock.
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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.
To change the power level…
Press the TIME COOK pad or the
TIME DEFROST pad.
Here are some examples of uses for
various power levels:
Enter cooking or defrosting time.
■ High 10: Fish, bacon, vegetables,
boiling liquids.
Press the POWER LEVEL pad.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Changing the microwave power level.
Select desired power level 1–10.
Press the START pad.
Variable power levels add flexibility to microwave
cooking. The power levels on the microwave oven
can be compared to the surface units on a range.
Each power level gives you microwave energy a
certain percent of the time.
■ Power level 7 is microwave energy 70%
of the time.
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■ Power level 3 is energy 30% of the
time.
■ Most cooking will be done on High
(power level 10) which gives you 100%
power. Power level 10 will cook faster
but food may need more frequent
stirring, rotating or turning over.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
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Rest periods (when the microwave
energy cycles off) give time for the food
to “equalize” or transfer heat to the inside
of the food. An example of this is shown
with power level 3—the defrost cycle.
If microwave energy did not cycle off,
the outside of the food would cook
before the inside was defrosted.
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■ Med-High 7: Gentle cooking of meat
and poultry; baking casseroles and
reheating.
■ Medium 5: Slow cooking and
tenderizing for stews and less tender
cuts of meat.
■ Low 2 or 3: Defrosting; simmering;
delicate sauces.
■ Warm 1: Keeping food warm; softening
butter.
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Time Cook I
Allows you to microwave for any time up to 99
minutes and 59 seconds.
Power level 10 (High) is automatically set,
but you may change it for more flexibility.
Press the TIME COOK pad.
Press the START pad.
You may open the door during Time
Cook to check the food. Close the
door and press the START pad to
resume cooking.
Operating Instructions
Enter cooking time. For example,
press 1, 5, 0 and 0 for 15 minutes.
Change power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press the POWER
LEVEL pad. Select a desired power
level 1–10.)
Time Cook II
Lets you change power levels automatically
during cooking. Here’s how to do it:
Enter cooking time.
Change power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press the POWER
LEVEL pad. Select a desired power
level 1–10.)
Press the TIME COOK pad again.
Enter the second cook time.
Change the power level if you don’t
want full power. (Press the POWER
LEVEL pad. Select a desired power
level 1–10.)
Press the START pad.
At the end of Time Cook I, Time Cook II
counts down.
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Press the TIME COOK pad.
Safety Instructions
Using the timed microwave features.
Express Cook
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 the POWER LEVEL
pad and enter 1–10.
Troubleshooting Tips
This is a quick way to set cooking time for
1–6 minutes.
Add 30 Seconds
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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. No need
to press the START pad; the oven will
start immediately.
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
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Using the timed microwave features.
Cooking Guide For Time Cook. Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Comments
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
7 to 10 min.
Med-High (7)
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
(frozen spears)
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
Beans
(fresh green)
(frozen green)
(frozen lima)
1 lb. cut in half
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
12 to 17 min.
6 to 9 min.
6 to 9 min.
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.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
18 to 25 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
(frozen, chopped)
(frozen spears)
1 bunch (11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
1 bunch (11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min.
9 to 13 min.
5 to 8 min.
5 to 8 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
1 medium head (about 2 lbs.)
8 to 11 min.
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
6 to 9 min.
5 to 8 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
1 medium head
1 medium head
10-oz. package
9 to 14 min.
9 to 17 min.
51⁄2 to 8 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Corn
(frozen kernel)
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
1 to 3 ears
per ear
3 to 5 min.
1 ear
2 to 3 ears
5 to 7 min.
2 to 4 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. 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 a round glass baking dish. Cover with vented
plastic wrap. Rearrange after half of time.
Mixed vegetables
(frozen)
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
Peas
(fresh, shelled)
(frozen)
2 lbs. unshelled
10-oz. package
9 to 12 min.
4 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Potatoes
(fresh, cubed, white)
4 potatoes (6 to 8 oz. each)
11 to 14 min.
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
2 to 5 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 the oven, 1 inch apart,
in circular arrangement. Let stand 5 minutes.
10 to 16 oz.
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.
5 to 8 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
1 lb. sliced
1 squash
(about 1 lb. each)
4 to 7 min.
7 to 11 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Cut in half and remove fibrous membranes. In 2-qt.
glass baking dish, place squash cut-side-down.
Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
Cabbage
(fresh)
(wedges)
Corn on the cob
(fresh)
(frozen)
(fresh, whole, sweet
or white)
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen, chopped and leaf)
Squash
(fresh, summer and yellow)
(winter, acorn or butternut)
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A dull thumping noise may be heard during defrosting. This is normal when oven is not operating at High power.
Time Defrost
Allows you to defrost for a selected length of
time. See the Defrosting Guide for suggested
times. (Auto Defrost explained in the About the
auto feature section.)
Press the TIME DEFROST pad twice.
Press the START pad.
Turn food over when the oven
signals.
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.
Press the START pad.
■ Family-size, prepackaged frozen dinners
can be defrosted and microwaved. If the
food is in a foil container, transfer it to a
microwave-safe dish.
■ Foods that spoil easily should not be
allowed to sit out for more than one hour
after defrosting. Room temperature promotes
the growth of harmful bacteria.
■ For more even defrosting of larger foods,
such as roasts, use Auto Defrost. Be sure
large meats are completely defrosted
before cooking.
■ When defrosted, food should be cool but
softened in all areas. If still slightly icy, return
to the microwave very briefly, or let it stand a
few minutes.
Defrosting Guide
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Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.)
1/2 min.
3 to 6 min.
Rearrange after half the time.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
9 to 12 min.
3 to 7 min.
Place block in casserole. Turn over and break up after half the time.
Fruit
Plastic pouch – 1 or 2 (10-oz. package)
3 to 7 min.
Meat
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
3 to 6 min.
3 to 6 min.
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
5 to 8 min. per lb.
11 to 16 min. per lb.
5 to 10 min. per lb.
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer, cut up
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
15 to 22 min.
Chicken, whole (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
20 to 28 min.
Cornish hen
9 to 16 min. per lb.
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
5 to 10 min. per lb.
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 first half of time.
Use power level 1.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish. Turn over after first half of time and
shield warm areas with foil. After second half of time, separate pieces with
table knife. Let stand to complete defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap and turn over after first half of time.
After second half of time, separate pieces and place in cooking dish. Microwave
2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary. Let stand a few minutes to finish defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half the time, unwrap and turn chicken
over. Shield warm areas with foil. To complete defrosting, run cold water in
the cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped hen in the oven breast-side-up. Turn over after first half of
time. Run cool water in the cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in microwave-safe dish breast-side-down. After first
half of time, turn breast-side-up and shield warm areas with foil. Defrost for
second half of time. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator to complete defrosting.
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Time
Troubleshooting Tips
Food
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Power level is automatically set at 3, but
can be changed. You can defrost small
items quickly by raising the power level
after entering the time. Power level 7
cuts the total defrosting time in about
half; power level 10 cuts the total time to
approximately 1/3. However, food will
need more frequent attention than usual.
■ Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be
defrosted in the package. Closed packages
should be slit, pierced or vented AFTER food
has partially defrosted. Plastic storage
containers should be partially uncovered.
Operating Instructions
Enter defrosting time.
Defrosting Tips
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Covered
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Using the microwave sensor cooking 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.
Sensor Cooking
■ The proper containers and covers are
essential for best sensor cooking.
■ Always use microwave-safe 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.
■ 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.
Vented
Dry off dishes so they don’t mislead
the sensor.
Popcorn
(less time)
(more time)
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
1.75 to 3.5 ounces.
Follow package instructions, using
Time Cook if the package is less
than 1.75 ounces or larger than
3.5 ounces. Place the package of
popcorn in the center of the
microwave.
Press the POPCORN pad. The oven
starts immediately.
If you open the door while POP is displayed,
ERROR will appear. Close the door, press the
CLEAR/OFF pad and begin again.
How to Adjust the Popcorn Program to
Provide a Shorter or Longer Cook Time:
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Troubleshooting Tips
To use the Popcorn feature:
If you find that the brand of popcorn you
use underpops or overcooks consistently,
you can add or subtract 20–30 seconds to
the automatic popping time.
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To add time:
After pressing the POPCORN pad, press
the 9 pad immediately after the oven
starts for an extra 20 seconds. Press the
9 pad again to add another 10 seconds
(total 30 seconds additional time).
To subtract time:
After pressing the POPCORN pad, press
the 1 pad immediately after the oven
starts for 20 seconds less cooking time.
Press the 1 pad again to reduce cooking
time another 10 seconds (total 30
seconds less time).
Reheat
The Reheat feature reheats single servings of
previously cooked foods or a plate of leftovers.
(less time)
(more time)
Place covered food in the oven.
Press the REHEAT pad. The oven
starts immediately.
■ Bread products.
■ Foods that must be reheated
uncovered.
Operating Instructions
The oven signals when steam is
sensed and the time remaining
begins counting down.
Some foods not recommended for use with
REHEAT—it is best to use Time Cook for
these foods:
■ Foods that need to be stirred or
rotated.
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened,
close it and press the START pad
immediately.
■ 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. If the food
is not hot enough, use Time Cook to reheat for
more time. Reheated foods may have wide
variations in temperature. Some areas may be
extremely hot.
To reduce time by 10%:
Press the 1 pad after the feature pad.
How to Change the Automatic Settings:
To add 10% to cooking time:
Press the 9 pad after the feature pad.
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Potato
The Potato feature cooks 1/2–2 lbs. of potatoes.
(less time)
(more time)
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Pierce skin with fork and place
potatoes on the turntable. If cooking
three or more potatoes, arrange in a
star pattern.
Troubleshooting Tips
Press the POTATO pad. The oven
starts immediately. 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 the START pad
immediately.
If food is not done enough, use Time Cook to cook
for more time.
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Drinks heated with the Beverage feature may be very hot. Remove the container with care.
Beverage
Press the BEVERAGE pad to heat a cup of
coffee or other beverage.
Snacks
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the microwave convenience cooking features.
The Snacks feature automatically sets the
microwaving times and power levels to warm a
variety of snack foods.
Press the SNACKS pad.
Select snack type 1–6 (see the
Snacks Guide).
Enter the number of items or the
food weight in ounces.
Snacks Guide
Food Type
1 Bread, rolls, muffins
2 Sandwiches
3 Pizza (leftover slices)
4 Dessert toppings
5 Soup
6 Cheese dip
Quantity or Weight
1 to 4
1 to 2
1 to 4
1 to 4
8 to 40 oz.
4 to 16 oz.
Press the START pad.
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Hint: You can press and hold the SNACKS pad
during cooking to display the remaining
microwaving time.
Cook
The Cook feature automatically sets the cooking
times and power levels for a variety of foods.
Enter weight in ounces.
Press the START pad.
Press the COOK pad.
Troubleshooting Tips
Select food type 1–9 (see the Cook
Guide below).
Hint: Press and hold the COOK pad during
cooking to display the remaining cook time.
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Cook Guide
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Food Type
Weight
Comments
1 Canned Vegetables
4 to 20 oz.
2 Frozen Vegetables
4 to 16 oz.
3 Fresh Vegetables
4 to 16 oz.
4 Potatoes
5 Fish
6 Chicken Pieces
8 to 40 oz.
4 to 16 oz.
4 to 40 oz.
7 Ground Meat
(beef, pork, turkey)
8 Bacon
8 to 48 oz.
9 Pizza (frozen,
microwaveable)
4 to 16 oz.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl. Cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl. Follow package instructions
for adding water. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water
for each serving. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Pierce skin with fork. Place potatoes on the turntable.
Use oblong, square or round dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Use oblong, square or round dish. Cover with vented plastic wrap
or wax paper.
Use round casserole dish. Crumble meat into dish. Cover with lid
or vented plastic wrap.
Layer strips on a plate, 4 to a layer. Cover each layer with a paper
towel.
Follow package instructions to prepare pizza for microwaving.
2 to 10 oz.
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The Defrost Auto/Time feature gives you two ways to defrost frozen foods. Press AUTO DEFROST once for Auto
Defrost or twice for Time Defrost.
Auto Defrost
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and fish up
to 6 pounds. Use Time Defrost for most other
frozen foods.
Press the AUTO DEFROST pad once.
Using the Conversion Guide at
right, enter food weight. For
example, press pads 1 and 2 for
1.2 pounds (1 pound, 3 ounces).
Press START.
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
1–2
3
4–5
6–7
8
9–10
11
12–13
14–15
Enter Food Weight
(tenths of a pound)
.1
.2
.3
.4
.5
.6
.7
.8
.9
Time Defrost is explained in the Using
the timed microwave features section.
Care and Cleaning
■ Remove meat from package and place
on microwave-safe dish.
Operating Instructions
Auto Defrost automatically sets the
defrosting times and power levels to give
even defrosting results for meats, poultry
and fish.
Conversion Guide
Safety Instructions
Using the microwave auto feature.
■ 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Cooking Complete Reminder: 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 the CLEAR/OFF pad.
Clock
Press to enter the time of day or to check the time
of day while microwaving.
Press the CLOCK pad.
Enter time of day.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the other microwave features.
Press the START pad or the
CLOCK pad.
Display On/Off
Care and Cleaning
To turn the clock display on or off, press
and hold the 0 pad for about 3 seconds.
The Display On/Off feature cannot be
used while a cooking feature is in use.
Delay Start
Delay Start allows you to set the
microwave to delay cooking up to
12 hours.
Press the DELAY START pad.
Troubleshooting Tips
Enter the time you want the oven to
start. (Be sure the microwave clock
shows the correct time of day.)
Select your desired cooking
program.
Press the START pad.
The Delay Start time will be displayed.
The oven will automatically start at the
delayed time.
The time of day may be displayed by
pressing the CLOCK pad.
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NOTE: You cannot use DELAY START with
POPCORN or REHEAT.
Sound On/Off
To turn the beeper sound on or off, press
and hold the 8 pad for about 3 seconds.
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Child Lockout
You may lock the control panel to prevent the
microwave from being accidentally started or
used by children.
When the control panel is locked, an L
will be displayed to the extreme right.
To lock or unlock the controls, press
and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about
3 seconds.
Kitchen Timer 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 the
KITCHEN TIMER MIN/SEC pad.
How to use as a minute timer:
NOTE: The timer indicator will be lit while the
timer is operating.
Press the KITCHEN TIMER
MIN/SEC pad.
Enter time you want to count down.
To cancel the timer during the
countdown, press the KITCHEN TIMER
MIN/SEC pad.
Care and Cleaning
Press the KITCHEN TIMER
MIN/SEC pad.
Operating Instructions
Kitchen Timer
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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 12 hours later.
Press the DELAY START pad.
Troubleshooting Tips
Enter the time you want the oven to
remind you. (Be sure the microwave
clock shows the correct time of day.)
Press the START pad. When
Reminder signal occurs, press the
DELAY START pad to turn it off. The
Reminder time may be displayed by
pressing the DELAY START pad.
NOTE: REM will remain on the display to show
that the Reminder is set until the Reminder time
is reached and the door is opened or CLEAR/OFF
is pressed.
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Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Your model may have one of the
following controls.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the lower oven controls.
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Lower Oven Control, Clock and Timer Features and Settings
Display
NOTE: The time on the lower oven display is
shown in hours and minutes (1:30 is one hour,
30 minutes). On the microwave oven, time is
shown in minutes and seconds (1:30 is one
minute, 30 seconds).
If “F– and a number or letter” flash in the
display and the oven control signals, this
indicates a function error code. Press the
CLEAR/OFF pad. Allow the oven to cool for one
hour. Put the oven back into operation. If the
function error code repeats, disconnect the power
to the oven and call for service.
START Pad
Must be pressed to start any cooking or
cleaning function.
KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF Pad
Press to select the timer feature.
DELAY START Pad
Use along with COOKING TIME or SELF
CLEAN pads to set the oven to start and
stop automatically at a time you set.
COOKING TIME Pad
BROIL HI/LO Pad
Press and then press the number pads
to set the amount of time you want your
food to cook. The oven will shut off
automatically when the cooking time
has run out, unless the Cook and Hold
feature was set.
Press to select the broil function.
CLOCK Pad
The time of day (may be incorrect) will flash
in the display when the there has been a
power outage.
BAKE Pad
Press before setting the clock.
Care and Cleaning
If your oven was set for a timed oven
operation and a power outage occurred, the
clock and all programmed functions must be reset.
Press to cancel ALL oven operations
except the clock and timer.
Operating Instructions
Shows the time of day, oven temperature,
whether the oven is in the bake, broil or
self-cleaning mode and the times set for
the timer or automatic oven operations.
CLEAR/OFF Pad
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Press to select the bake function.
Troubleshooting Tips
SELF CLEAN Pad
Press to select the self-cleaning function.
See the Using the self-cleaning lower oven
section.
OVEN LIGHT Pad
Press to turn the oven light on or off.
Number Pads
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Use to set any function requiring
numbers such as the time of day on the
clock, the timer, the oven temperature,
the start time and length of operation for
timed baking and self-cleaning.
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Safety Instructions
Special features of your lower oven control.
Your new touch pad control has additional features that you may choose to use. The following are the features and
how you may activate them.
The special feature modes can only be activated while the display is showing the time of day. They remain in the
control’s memory until the steps are repeated.
When the display shows your choice, press the START pad. The special features will remain in memory after a
power failure.
Operating Instructions
12-Hour Shutoff
With this feature, should you forget and leave the
oven on, the control will automatically turn off the
oven after 12 hours during baking functions or
after 3 hours during a broil function.
Press the DELAY START pad until
no shdn (no shutoff) appears in the
display.
If you wish to turn OFF this feature,
follow the steps below.
Press the START pad to activate the
no shutoff and leave the control set
in this special features mode.
Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Care and Cleaning
Your oven control is set to use the Fahrenheit
temperature selections, but you may change this
to use the Centigrade selections.
Troubleshooting Tips
Fahrenheit or Centigrade Temperature Selection
Control Lockout
Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Press the BROIL HI/LO pad again.
The display will show C
(Centigrade).
Press the START pad.
Press the BROIL HI/LO pad. The
display will show F (Fahrenheit).
Your control will allow you to lock down the touch
pads so they cannot be activated when pressed.
Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Press the SELF CLEAN pad. The
display will show LOC OFF.
Press the SELF CLEAN pad again.
The display will show LOC ON.
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Press the START pad to activate
the control lockout feature and
leave the control set in this special
features mode.
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When this feature is on and the touch
pads are pressed, the display will show
LOC.
To unlock the control, repeat steps 1 and
2. Press the START pad when the display
shows LOC OFF.
NOTE: The control lockout mode will not affect
the CLOCK, KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF and
OVEN LIGHT touch pads.
Tones at the End of a Timed Cycle
At the end of a timed cycle, 3 short beeps will
sound followed by one beep every 6 seconds
until the CLEAR/OFF pad is pressed. This
continuous 6-second beep may be canceled.
To cancel the 6-second beep:
Press the START pad.
12-Hour, 24-Hour or Clock Blackout
Your control is set to use a 12-hour clock.
If you would prefer to have a 24-hour
military time clock or black out the clock
display, follow the steps below.
Press the CLOCK pad once. The
display will show 12 hr. If this is
the choice you want, press the
START pad.
Press the CLOCK pad again to black out
the clock display. The display will show
OFF. If this is the choice you want, press
the START pad.
NOTE: If the clock is in the black-out mode, you
will not be able to use the Delay Start function.
Cook and Hold
NOTE: This feature can only be programmed to
work with Timed Baking or Roasting. (See the
Using the lower oven timed baking and roasting
features section.) After Timed Baking or Roasting
has automatically stopped, the programmed Cook
and Hold will automatically start.
To activate this feature for use after
Timed Baking or Roasting, follow the
steps below.
Press the COOKING TIME pad.
The display will show Hld OFF.
Press the COOKING TIME pad again
to activate the feature. The display
will show Hld ON.
Press the START pad to activate
the cook and hold feature and
leave the control set in this special
features mode.
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Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Troubleshooting Tips
Your new control has a cook and hold feature that
keeps cooked foods warm for up to 3 hours after
Timed Baking or Roasting is finished.
Care and Cleaning
Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Press the CLOCK pad again to change
to the 24-hour military time clock. The
display will show 24 hr. If this is the
choice you want, press the START pad.
Operating Instructions
Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF
pad. The display shows CON BEEP
(continuous beep). Press the
KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad
again. The display shows BEEP.
(This cancels the one beep every
6 seconds.)
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To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
Before you begin…
The shelves have stop-locks, so that when
placed correctly on the supports, they will
stop before coming completely out, and
will not tilt.
When placing and removing cookware,
pull the shelf out to the bump on the
shelf support.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the lower oven.
Care and Cleaning
To replace, place the end of the shelf
(stop-locks) on the support, tilt up the
front and push the shelf in.
NOTE: 30 ″ ovens (shown) have 6 shelf positions.
27 ″ovens have 4 shelf positions.
How to Set the Oven for Baking or Roasting
Press the BAKE pad.
Press the number pads to set the
desired temperature.
Press the START pad.
NOTE: A cooling fan may
automatically turn on and off to
cool internal parts. This is normal,
and the fan may continue to run
even after the oven is turned off.
To preheat, set the oven at the
correct temperature. The control
will beep when the oven is
preheated and the display will
show your set temperature. This
may take approximately 10 minutes.
Check food for doneness at
minimum time on recipe. Cook
longer if necessary.
Press the CLEAR/OFF pad when
cooking is complete.
Type of Food
Shelf Position
27” Oven
30” Oven
Frozen pies
(on cookie sheet)
B or C
C or D
Angel food cake
A
B
Bundt or pound cakes
B
B
Biscuits, muffins,
brownies, cookies,
cupcakes, layer
cakes, pies
B or C
C or D
Casseroles
B or C
C or D
Preheating and Pan Placement
Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it.
Preheating is necessary for good results
when baking cakes, cookies, pastry and
breads.
Baking results will be better if baking
pans are centered in the oven as much
as possible. Pans should not touch each
other or the walls of the oven. If you
need to use two shelves, stagger the pans
so one is not directly above the other,
and leave approximately 11⁄2″ between
pans, from the front, back and sides of
the wall.
Aluminum Foil
Do not use aluminum foil on the bottom
of the oven.
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Troubleshooting Tips
To remove a shelf, pull it toward you, tilt
the front end up and pull it out.
Never entirely cover a shelf with
aluminum foil. This will disturb the heat
circulation and result in poor baking.
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A smaller sheet of foil may be used to
catch a spillover by placing it on a lower
shelf several inches below the food.
How to Set the Oven for Broiling
Broiling Guide
broiling times. This guide is based on meats at
refrigerator temperature.
Press the BROIL HI/LO pad once for
HI Broil.
To change to LO Broil, press the
BROIL HI/LO pad again.
Press the START pad.
When broiling is finished, press
the CLEAR/OFF pad.
The size, weight, thickness, starting temperature
and your preference for doneness will affect
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Shelf
Position
27” Ovens
27” Ovens
First Side Second Side
Time (min.) Time (min.)
30” Ovens
Shelf
Position
30” Ovens
30” Ovens
First Side Second Side
Time (min.) Time (min.)
C
10
7
E
E
10
10
7
9
Space evenly. Up
to 8 patties take
about the same
time.
Beef Steaks
Rare†
Medium
Well Done
1″ thick
1 to 11⁄2 lbs.
C
C
C
6
8
12
5
6
11
E
E
E
8
10
12
6
8
10
Rare†
Medium
Well Done
Chicken
11⁄2″ thick
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.
C
C
C
A
10
15
25
35
7–8
14–16
20–25
10–15
E
E
E
C
10
15
25
25
8
14–16
20–25
10
Lobster Tails
2–4
6 to 8 oz. each
B
13–16
Do not
turn over.
C
13–16
Do not
turn over.
Fish Fillets
1/4 to 1/2″ thick
C
5
5
E
5
5
Ham Slices
(precooked)
1″ thick
B
8
8
D
8
8
Pork Chops
Well Done
Lamb Chops
Medium
Well Done
Medium
Well Done
2 (1/2″ thick)
2 (1″ thick) about 1 lb.
C
B
10
13
10
13
E
D
10
15
10
15
Steaks less than
1″ thick cook
through before
browning.
Pan frying is
recommended.
Slash fat.
Reduce time about
5 to 10 minutes
per side for cut-up
chicken. Brush
each side with
melted butter.
Broil skin-sidedown first.
Cut through back of
shell. Spread open.
Brush with melted
butter before
broiling and after
half of broiling
time.
Handle and turn
very carefully.
Brush with lemon
butter before and
during cooking, if
desired. Preheat
broiler to increase
browning.
Increase time 5 to
10 minutes per
side for 11⁄2″ thick
or home-cured ham.
Slash fat.
2 (1″ thick) about 10
to 12 oz.
2 (11⁄2″ thick) about 1 lb.
C
C
C
B
10
12
14
17
9
10
12
12–14
E
E
E
E
10
12
14
17
9
10
12
12–14
1 whole
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.,
split lengthwise
†The U.S. Department of Agriculture says “Rare beef is popular, but you should know that cooking it to only 140°F means some food poisoning
organisms may survive.” (Source: Safe Food Book. Your Kitchen Guide. USDA Rev. June 1985.)
Slash fat.
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1 lb. (4 patties)
1/2 to 3/4″ thick
Troubleshooting Tips
Ground Beef
Well Done
Comments
Care and Cleaning
Food
Quantity and/
or Thickness
Operating Instructions
If your oven is connected to 208
volts, rare steaks may be broiled by
preheating the broiler and positioning
the oven shelf one position higher.
Leave the door open to the broil stop position.
The door stays open by itself, yet the proper
temperature is maintained in the oven.
NOTE: Food can be broiled with the door
closed, but it may not brown as well because
the oven heating element will cycle on and off.
Place the meat or fish on a broiler
grid in a broiler pan designed
for broiling.
Follow suggested shelf positions in
the Broiling Guide.
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Safety Instructions
To Set the Clock
Make sure the clock is set to the
correct time of day.
The clock must be set to the correct
time of day for the automatic oven
timing functions to work properly. The
time of day cannot be changed during a
timed baking or self-cleaning cycle.
Press the CLOCK pad.
Press the number pads.
Press the START pad until the time
of day shows in the display.
To Set the Timer
Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF
pad.
The timer is a minute timer only.
The timer does not control oven
operations. The maximum setting on
the timer is 9 hours and 59 minutes.
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Operating Instructions
Using the lower oven clock and timer.
Press the number pads until the
amount of time you want shows in
the display. For example, to set 2
hours and 45 minutes, press 2, 4
and 5 in that order. Maximum time
that can be entered in minutes is 59.
Cooking times more than 59
minutes should be changed to
hours and minutes. For example,
enter 90 minutes as 1 hr. 30
minutes. If you make a mistake,
press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF
pad and begin again.
Press the START pad.
After pressing the START pad, SET
disappears; this tells you the time is
counting down, although the
display does not change until one
minute has passed. Seconds will not
be shown in the display until the last
minute is counting down.
When the timer reaches :00, the
control will beep 3 times followed
by one beep every 6 seconds until
the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad
is pressed.
The 6-second tone can be canceled by following
the steps in the Special features of your lower
oven control section under Tones at the End of
a Timed Cycle.
To Reset the Timer
Troubleshooting Tips
If the display is still showing the time
remaining, you may change it by pressing
the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad, then
press the number pads until the time
you want appears in the display.
To Cancel the Timer
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Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF
pad twice.
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If the remaining time is not in the display
(clock, delay start or cooking time are in
the display), recall the remaining time by
pressing the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad
and then pressing the number pads to
enter the new time you want.
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NOTE: Foods that spoil easily–such as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork–should not be allowed to sit for
more than 1 hour before or after cooking. Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful bacteria. Be sure that
the oven light is off because heat from the bulb will speed harmful bacteria growth.
How to Set an Immediate Start and Automatic Stop
The oven will turn on immediately and cook for a
selected length of time. At the end of the cooking
time, the oven will turn off automatically.
Press the BAKE pad.
Using the number pads, enter the
desired temperature.
Press the COOKING TIME pad.
NOTE: If your recipe requires preheating, you
may need to add additional time to the length of
the cooking time.
The display shows the oven temperature
that you set and the cooking time
countdown. The display starts changing
once the temperature reaches 100°F.
The oven will continue to cook for the
programmed amount of time, then shut
off automatically, unless the Cook and
Hold feature was set. See the Special
features of your lower oven control section.
Press the CLEAR/OFF pad to clear the
display.
How to Set a Delayed Start and Automatic Stop
You can set the oven control to delay-start the
oven, cook for a specific length of time and then
turn off automatically.
Using the number pads, enter the
time of day you want the oven to
turn on and start cooking.
Make sure the clock shows the correct
time of day.
Press the START pad.
Using the number pads, enter the
desired temperature.
Press the COOKING TIME pad.
NOTE: If your recipe requires preheating, you
may need to add additional time to the length of
the cooking time.
Press the DELAY START pad.
If you would like to check the times you
have set, press the DELAY START pad to
check the start time you have set or press
the COOKING TIME pad to check the
length of cooking time you have set.
When the oven turns on at the time of
day you have set, the display will show the
changing temperature (starting at 100°F)
and the cooking time countdown. The
display starts changing once the
temperature reaches 100°F.
The oven will continue to cook for the
programmed amount of time, then shut
off automatically, unless the Cook and
Hold feature was set. See the Special
features of your lower oven control section.
Press the CLEAR/OFF pad to clear the
display.
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Using the number pads, enter the
desired baking time. Maximum time
that can be entered in minutes is 59.
Cooking times more than 59
minutes should be changed to hours
and minutes. For example, enter 90
minutes as 1 hr. 30 minutes. The
oven temperature and the cooking
time that you entered will be
displayed.
NOTE: An attention tone will sound if you are
using timed baking and do not press the START
pad after entering the baking temperature.
Troubleshooting Tips
Press the BAKE pad.
Care and Cleaning
Using the number pads, enter the
desired baking time. Maximum time
that can be entered in minutes is 59.
Cooking times more than 59
minutes should be changed to hours
Press the START pad.
Operating Instructions
Make sure the clock shows the correct
time of day.
and minutes. For example, enter 90
minutes as 1 hr. 30 minutes. The
oven temperature and the cooking
time that you entered will be
displayed.
Safety Instructions
Using the lower oven
timed baking and roasting features. (on some models)
You may find that your new oven cooks differently than the one it replaced. Use your new oven for a few
weeks to become more familiar with it. If you still think your new oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust
the thermostat yourself.
Do not use thermometers, such as those found in grocery stores, to check the temperature setting of your oven.
These thermometers may vary 20–40 degrees.
NOTE: This adjustment will only affect baking and roasting temperatures; it does not affect broiling or self-cleaning
temperatures. The adjustment will be retained in memory after a power failure.
To Adjust the Thermostat
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Adjust the lower oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO
pads at the same time for 3 seconds
until the display shows SF.
Press the BAKE pad. A two digit
number shows in the display.
Press BAKE once to decrease
(-) the oven temperature, or
twice to increase (+).
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Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
The oven temperature can be
adjusted up to (+) 35°F hotter
or (-) 35°F cooler. Press the number
pads the same way you read them.
For example, to change the oven
temperature 15°F, press 1 and 5.
When you have made the
adjustment, press the START
pad to go back to the time of
day display. Use your oven as
you would normally.
The type of margarine will affect baking performance!
Most recipes for baking have been developed using high-fat products such as butter or margarine (80% fat). If you
decrease the fat, the recipe may not give the same results as with a higher-fat product.
Recipe failure can result if cakes, pies, pastries, cookies or candies are made with low-fat spreads. The lower the fat
content of a spread product, the more noticeable these differences become.
Federal standards require products labeled “margarine” to contain at least 80% fat by weight. Low-fat spreads, on the
other hand, contain less fat and more water. The high moisture content of these spreads affect the texture and flavor
of baked goods. For best results with your old favorite recipes, use margarine, butter or stick spreads containing at least
70% vegetable oil.
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The oven door must be closed and all controls must be set correctly for the cycle to work properly.
Before a Clean Cycle
We recommend venting your kitchen
with an open window or using a
ventilation fan or hood during the first
self-clean cycle.
Wipe up heavy soil on the oven
bottom.
The shiny, silver-colored oven shelves
(on some models) can be self-cleaned,
but they will darken, lose their luster
and become hard to slide.
Make sure the oven light bulb cover
(on some models) is in place and the
oven light is off.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds
is extremely sensitive to the fumes given
off during the self-cleaning cycle of any
oven. Move birds to another well
ventilated room.
How to Set the Oven for Cleaning
Press the SELF CLEAN pad.
Clean cycle time is normally 4 hours. You
can change the clean time to any time
between 3 hours and 5 hours, depending
on how dirty your oven is.
Press the START pad.
When the LOCKED or LOCKED DOOR light
goes off, you will be able to open the
door.
■ The word LOCKED or LOCKED DOOR will
flash and the oven control will signal if
you set the clean cycle and forget to
close the oven door.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ To stop a clean cycle, press the
CLEAR/OFF pad. When the LOCKED or
LOCKED DOOR light goes off, indicating
the oven has cooled below the locking
temperature, you will be able to open
the door.
Care and Cleaning
Using the number pads, enter the
desired clean time, if a time other
than 4 hours is needed.
The door locks automatically. The display
will show the clean time remaining. It will
not be possible to open the oven door
until the temperature drops below the
lock temperature and the LOCKED or
LOCKED DOOR light goes off.
Operating Instructions
Remove broiler pan, broiler grid, all
cookware and any aluminum foil from
the oven.
Do not use abrasives or oven cleaners.
Clean the top, sides and outside of the
oven door with soap and water.
Safety Instructions
Using the self-cleaning lower oven.
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The oven door must be closed and all controls must be set correctly for the cycle to work properly.
How to Delay the Start of Cleaning (available on JKP86 models only)
Press the SELF CLEAN pad.
Using the number pads, enter the
desired clean time.
Press the DELAY START pad. The
earliest start time you can set will
appear in the display.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the self-cleaning lower oven.
Using the number pads, enter the
time of day you want the clean cycle
to start.
The door locks automatically. The display
will show the start time. It will not be
possible to open the oven door until
the temperature drops below the lock
temperature and the LOCKED or LOCKED
DOOR light goes off.
When the LOCKED or LOCKED DOOR light
goes off, you will be able to open the
door.
Care and Cleaning
Press the START pad.
After a Clean Cycle
You may notice some white ash in the
oven. Wipe it up with a damp cloth after
the oven cools.
■ You cannot set the oven for cooking
until the oven is cool enough for the
door to unlock.
If white spots remain, remove them with a
soap-filled steel wool pad and rinse thoroughly
with a vinegar and water mixture.
■ While the oven is self-cleaning, you
can press the CLOCK pad to display
the time of day. To return to the
clean countdown, press the COOKING
TIME pad.
Troubleshooting Tips
These deposits are usually a salt
residue that cannot be removed by
the clean cycle.
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If the oven is not clean after one clean
cycle, repeat the cycle.
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■ If the shelves become hard to slide,
apply a small amount of vegetable oil
or cooking oil to a paper towel and
wipe the edges of the shelves with the
paper towel.
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Be sure electrical power is off and all surfaces are cool before cleaning any part of the cooking center.
How to Remove Protective Shipping Film and Packaging Tape
Carefully grasp a corner of the protective
shipping film with your fingers and slowly peel
it from the appliance surface. Do not use any
sharp items to remove the film. Remove all of
the film before using the appliance for the
first time.
To assure no damage is done to the finish
of the product, the safest way to remove
the adhesive from packaging tape on new
appliances is an application of a household
liquid dishwashing detergent. Apply with a soft
cloth and allow to soak.
Microwave Oven
Do not use a commercial oven cleaner on any
part of your microwave 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.
To replace the support, place its center
post in the hole. Turn the support
around until it seats into place.
Door Surface
When cleaning surfaces of door and oven
that come together on closing the door,
use only mild, non-abrasive soaps or
detergents applied with a sponge or
soft cloth.
Troubleshooting Tips
Inside
Keep the microwave oven clean and
sweet-smelling. Opening the oven door a
few minutes after cooking helps air out
the interior. An occasional thorough
wiping with a solution of baking soda
and water keeps the interior fresh.
Outside
Clean the outside of the microwave oven
with soap and a damp cloth, then rinse
with a damp cloth and dry. Wipe the
window clean with a damp cloth. Chrome
is best wiped with a damp cloth and then
with a dry towel.
Care and Cleaning
The turntable and support can be
broken if dropped. Remember, do not
operate the microwave oven without the
turntable and support in place.
Do not use abrasives, such as cleaning powders
or steel and plastic pads. They may mar the
surface.
Operating Instructions
NOTE: The adhesive must be removed from all parts.
It cannot be removed if it is baked on.
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the cooking center.
Spills and spatters are easy to remove
from walls and floor if they are wiped
up soon after the food is removed.
Some spatters wipe up with a paper towel,
some may require a damp cloth. Remove
greasy spatters with a sudsy cloth, then
rinse and dry.
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Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces
can break off the pad, causing electrical shock.
Wipe up spatters on the window on
the inside of the door daily. When the
window is soiled, wash it with a damp
cloth. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Wipe metal and plastic parts on the
inside of the door frequently. Use a damp
cloth to remove all soil.
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the cooking center.
Lift-Off Oven Door
The door is very heavy. Be careful when
removing and lifting the door.
Do not lift the door by the handle.
Slot
To remove the door:
Operating Instructions
Fully open the door.
Hinge lock
Pull hinge locks down to unlock
Pull the hinge locks down toward
the door frame, to the unlocked
position. A tool, such as a small flatblade screwdriver, may be required.
Firmly grasp both sides of the door
at the top.
Close door to the door removal
position, which is halfway between
the broil stop position and fully
closed.
Care and Cleaning
Lift door up and out until the hinge
arm is clear of the slot.
Removal position
To replace the door:
Firmly grasp both sides of the door
at the top.
With the
Bottom
Hinge arm
edge
door at the
same angle as of slot
the removal
position, seat the
indentation of
the hinge arm
Indentation
into the bottom
edge of the hinge slot. The notch in
the hinge arm must be fully seated
into the bottom of the slot.
Fully open the door. If the door will
not fully open, the indentation is
not seated correctly in the bottom
edge of the slot.
Push the hinge locks up against the
front frame of the oven cavity, to the
locked position.
Hinge
arm
Hinge
lock
Push hinge locks up to lock
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Troubleshooting Tips
Close the oven door.
To clean the inside of the door:
■ Because the area inside the gasket is
cleaned during the self-clean cycle, you
do not need to clean this by hand.
Do not rub or clean the door gasket—
it has an extremely low resistance to
abrasion.
If you notice the gasket becoming worn,
frayed or damaged in any way or if it has
become displaced on the door, you should
have it replaced.
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■ The area outside the gasket and
the door liner can be cleaned with a
soap-filled or plastic scouring pad,
hot water and detergent. Rinse well
with a vinegar and water solution.
To clean the outside of the door:
■ Use soap and water to thoroughly
clean the top, sides and front of the
oven door. Rinse well. You may also
use a glass cleaner to clean the glass
on the outside of the door. Do not let
water drip into the vent openings.
■ If any stain on the door vent trim is
persistent, use a soft abrasive cleaner
and a sponge-scrubber for best results.
■ Spillage of marinades, fruit juices,
tomato sauces and basting materials
containing acids may cause
discoloration and should be wiped
up immediately. When surface is cool,
clean and rinse.
■ Do not use oven cleaners, cleaning
powders or harsh abrasives on the
outside of the door.
Lower Oven Light Bulb (on some models)
Socket
Maximum
length
Bulb
Tab
To remove:
Turn the glass cover counterclockwise
1/4 turn until the tabs of the glass cover
clear the grooves of the socket. Remove
the bulb.
Glass cover
Socket
To replace:
Put in a new 40-watt appliance bulb.
Place the tabs of the glass cover into the
grooves of the socket. Turn the glass
cover clockwise 1/4 turn.
NOTE:
■ A 40-watt appliance bulb is smaller than a
standard 40-watt household bulb.
■ Install and tighten the cover clockwise.
■ Reconnect electrical power to the oven.
■ For improved lighting inside the oven, clean
the glass cover frequently using a wet cloth.
This should be done when the oven is
completely cool.
Lower Oven Light Bulb (on some models)
CAUTION: Before replacing your
Bulb
Tab
Receptacle
oven light bulb, disconnect the electrical
power to the oven at the main fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
Be sure to let the light cover and bulb
cool completely.
Use gloves
or cloth
For your safety, do not touch a hot bulb
with bare hands or a damp cloth.
To remove:
Turn the glass cover
counterclockwise 1/4 turn until the
tabs of the glass cover clear the
grooves of the socket.
Using gloves or a dry cloth, remove
the bulb by pulling it straight out.
Using gloves or a dry cloth, remove
the bulb from its packaging. Do not
touch the bulb with bare fingers.
Place the tabs of the glass cover into
the grooves of the socket. Turn the
glass cover clockwise 1/4 turn.
For improved lighting inside
the oven, clean the glass cover
frequently using a wet cloth. This
should be done when the oven is
completely cool.
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To replace:
Use a new 130-volt halogen bulb,
not to exceed 50 watts.
Push the bulb straight into the
receptacle all the way.
Troubleshooting Tips
Glass cover
Care and Cleaning
NOTE: The glass cover (on some
models) should be removed only when
cold. Wearing latex gloves may offer
a better grip.
Operating Instructions
Before replacing the bulb, disconnect
electrical power to the oven at the main
fuse or circuit breaker panel. Let the
bulb cool completely before removing it.
For your safety, do not touch a hot bulb
with a damp cloth. If you do, the bulb
will break.
31⁄2”
Receptacle
NOTE: The glass cover (on some models) should
be removed only when cold. Wearing latex gloves
may offer a better grip.
Safety Instructions
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Reconnect electrical power to
the oven.
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Oven Shelves (lower oven)
Clean the oven shelves with an abrasive
cleanser or steel wool. After cleaning,
rinse the shelves with clean water and dry
with a clean cloth.
NOTE: The shiny, silver-colored oven shelves
(on some models) may be cleaned in the selfcleaning oven. However, the shelves will darken
in color, lose their luster and become hard to slide
if cleaned during the self-cleaning cycle.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the cooking center.
To make the shelves slide more easily,
apply a small amount of vegetable oil
or cooking oil to a paper towel and wipe
the edges of the oven shelves with the
paper towel.
Lower Oven Heating Elements
Do not clean the bake element or the broil
element. Any soil will burn off when the
elements are heated.
To clean the oven floor, gently lift the bake
element. Clean with warm soapy water.
Control Panel
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Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
It’s a good idea to wipe the control panel
after each use. Clean with mild soap and
water or vinegar and water, rinse with
clean water and polish dry with a soft
cloth.
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Do not use abrasive cleansers, strong
liquid cleansers, plastic scouring pads or
oven cleaners on the control panel—they
will damage the finish. A 50/50 solution
of vinegar and hot water works well.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages first and you may not need to call for service.
What To Do
Control panel on
microwave oven
will not operate
You forgot to press the
START pad.
• Press the START pad.
Door not securely closed.
• Make sure the microwave oven door is closed.
Another function was pressed.
• Press the CLEAR/OFF pad twice to cancel it and begin
again.
The CLEAR/OFF pad was
pressed accidentally.
• Begin again.
Oven controls
improperly set.
• While using Time Defrost, numbers not entered after
pressing the AUTO DEFROST pad.
“SENSOR ERROR”
appears in the
microwave oven
display
During a sensor
function the microwave
oven door was opened
too soon.
• The microwave oven door should not be opened
before the time begins to count down in the display.
Microwave oven light
does not work
Light bulb is loose
or defective.
• Call for service.
Foods overcooked or
undercooked in the
microwave oven
Varying density and amount
of foods being cooked.
• Varying density and amount sometimes require more
cooking time.
Food not turned or stirred
as called for in the recipe.
• Turn or stir food and begin again.
Too many dishes in the
oven at the same time.
• Do not overload your microwave oven.
Food not thoroughly defrosted.
• See the Using the microwave sensor controls section.
Improper cookware or
coverings being used.
• See the Microwave safe cookware section of the
Important Safety Instructions section.
Humidity or moisture in
the oven will lessen the
Sensor cooking time.
• Make sure the inside of the oven and the outside of
the containers are dry.
Food not allowed to stand.
• Some standing time is recommended for certain
vegetables cooked with the Sensor Controls.
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Controls improperly set.
• See the Using the clock and lower oven timer section
for the lower oven clock.
Troubleshooting Tips
Clock and timer
do not work or
display goes blank
Care and Cleaning
Possible Causes
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• See the Display On/Off section for the microwave oven
clock.
The clock is in the
black-out mode.
Operating Instructions
Problem
Safety Instructions
Before You Call For Service…
• See the Special features of your lower oven control
section for the lower oven clock.
• See the Display On/Off section for the microwave oven
clock.
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
“F— and a number or
letter” flash in the
lower oven display
You have a function
error code.
• Press the CLEAR/OFF pad. Allow the oven to cool for one
hour. Put the oven back into operation.
If the function code
repeats.
• Disconnect all power to the cooking center for at
least 30 seconds and then reconnect power. If the
function error code repeats, call for service.
Display flashes
Power failure.
• Reset the lower oven clock.
Unable to get the
lower oven display
to show “SF”
Oven control pads were
not pressed properly.
• The BAKE and BROIL HI/LO pads must be pressed
at the same time and held for 3 seconds.
Lower oven temperature
too hot or too cold
Oven thermostat needs
adjustment.
• See the Adjust the lower oven thermostat—Do it
yourself! section.
Lower oven will
not work
A fuse in your home may
be blown or the circuit
breaker tripped.
• Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set. • See the Using the lower oven section.
Lower oven control
signals after entering
cooking time or
delay start
You forgot to enter
a bake temperature
or cleaning time.
• Press the BAKE pad and desired temperature or the
SELF CLEAN pad and desired clean time.
Food does not bake or
roast properly in the
lower oven
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the lower oven section.
Shelf position is incorrect
or the shelf is not level.
• See the Using the lower oven section.
Incorrect cookware or
cookware of improper size
being used.
• See the Using the lower oven section.
Oven thermostat needs
adjustment.
• See the Adjust the lower oven thermostat—Do it
yourself! section.
Oven controls improperly set.
• Make sure you press the BROIL HI/LO pad.
Improper shelf position
being used.
• See the Broiling Guide.
Cookware not suited
for broiling.
• For best results, use a pan designed for broiling.
In some areas the power
(voltage) may be low.
• Preheat the broil element for 10 minutes.
Food does not broil
properly in the
lower oven
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• Broil for the longest period of time recommended
in the Broiling Guide.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Lower oven light does
not work
Light bulb is loose or defective. • Tighten or replace the bulb.
Lower oven will
not self-clean
Oven controls
improperly set.
• See the Using the self-cleaning lower oven section.
The oven temperature is
too high to set a self-clean
operation.
• Allow the oven to cool and reset the controls.
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Pad operating light is broken. • Call for service.
• Press the CLEAR/OFF pad. Open the windows to rid the
room of smoke. Wait until the LOCKED or LOCKED
DOOR light goes off. Wipe up the excess soil and reset
the clean cycle.
Lower oven door will
not open after a
clean cycle
Oven too hot.
• Allow the oven to cool below locking temperature.
Lower oven not clean
after a clean cycle
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the self-cleaning lower oven section.
Oven was heavily soiled.
• Clean up heavy spillovers before starting the clean
cycle. Heavily soiled ovens may need to self-clean
again or for a longer period of time.
“LOCKED” or “LOCKED
DOOR” flashes in the
lower oven display
The self-clean cycle has been • Close the oven door.
selected but the door is not
closed.
LOCKED or “LOCKED
DOOR” light is on when
you want to cook in the
lower oven
The oven door is locked
because the temperature
inside the oven has not
dropped below the locking
temperature.
• Press the CLEAR/OFF pad. Allow the oven to cool.
Power outage,
clock flashes
Power outage or surge.
• Reset the clock. If the oven was in use, you must reset
it by pressing the CLEAR/OFF pad, setting the clock
and resetting any cooking function.
“Burning” or “oily”
odor emitting from
oven vent when using
the lower oven
This is normal in a new oven
and will disappear in time.
• To speed the process, set a self-clean cycle for a
minimum of 3 hours. See the Using the selfcleaning lower oven section.
Strong odor in the
lower oven
An odor from the insulation
around the inside of the
oven is normal for the first
few times the oven is used.
• This is temporary.
Fan noise when using
the lower oven
A cooling fan may
automatically turn on.
• This is normal. The cooling fan will turn on
to cool internal parts. It may run for up to
1-1/2 hours in 30″ models and up to 2 hours
in 27″ models after the oven is turned off.
Consumer Support
Excessive soil.
Troubleshooting Tips
Excessive smoking in
the lower oven during
a clean cycle
Care and Cleaning
This is the sound of the metal • This is normal.
heating and cooling during
both the cooking and
cleaning functions.
Operating Instructions
“Crackling” or
“popping” sound
in the lower oven
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Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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Consumer Product Ownership Registration
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After mailing the
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store this document
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contains information
you will need should
you require service.
Our service number is
800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737).
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Read your Owner’s
Manual carefully.
It will help you
operate your new
appliance properly.
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All warranty service provided by our Factory Service
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To schedule service, on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us
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Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
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GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
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Any part of the microwave cooking center which fails due to a defect in materials
or workmanship. During this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide,
free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part.
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For The Period Of:
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire,
floods or acts of God.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused
by possible defects with this appliance.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of
circuit breakers.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
Care and Cleaning
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or
used for other than the intended purpose or used
commercially.
Safety Instructions
GE Built-In Microwave Cooking Center Warranty.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
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.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. 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, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
Troubleshooting Tips
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 cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
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Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
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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.
Schedule Service
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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.
Real Life Design Studio
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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).
Extended Warranties
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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
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Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their
homes (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.
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.
Contact Us
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If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Register Your Appliance
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enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the preprinted registration card included in the packing material.
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