Hotpoint Rvm1535dmww Use And Care Manual

Hotpoint Rvm1535dmww Use And Care Manual
RVM1535
Over the Range Microwave Oven
Owner’s Manual
Important Safety Information
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy
Special Notes About Microwaving
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2
5
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave
The Controls on Your Microwave
Time Features
Convenience Features
Other Features
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10
11
14
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Helpful Information
29
Microwave Terms
Care and Cleaning
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If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Hotpoint Service Numbers
Warranty
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model# ______________________________
Serial# ______________________________
Find these numbers on a label inside the oven.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION BEFORE USING
FOR YOUR
SAFETY
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy:
PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID
POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE
ENERGY
For your safety, the information in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire
or explosion or to prevent property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
Do Not Attempt
to operate this oven
with the door open
since open-door
operation can result
in harmful exposure
to microwave energy.
It is important not to
defeat or tamper with
the safety interlocks.
Do Not Place any object
between the oven front
face and the door or
allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
2
Do Not Operate the oven
if it is damaged. It is
particularly important
that the oven door
close properly and
that there is no
damage to the:
1 door (bent),
2 hinges and latches
(broken or loosened),
3 door seals and sealing
surfaces.
The Oven Should Not
be adjusted or repaired
by anyone except
properly qualified
service personnel.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including
the following:
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
This microwave oven is
UL listed for installation
over electric and gas
ranges.
This microwave oven is
not approved or tested
for marine use.
• Read and follow the
specific “Precautions to
Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave
Energy” on page 2.
• This appliance must be
grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded
outlet. See Grounding
Instructions section on
page 9.
• Do not mount this
appliance over a sink.
• Install or locate this
appliance only in
accordance with the
provided Installation
Instructions.
• This over-the-range oven
was designed for use over
ranges no wider than 36.″
It may be installed over
both gas and electric
cooking equipment.
• Do not operate this
appliance if it has a
damaged power cord or
plug, if it is not working
properly or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
If the power cord is
damaged, it must be
replaced by General
Electric Service or an
authorized service agent
using a power cord from
General Electric.
• Do not cover or block
any openings on the
appliance.
• Use this appliance only
for its intended use as
described in this manual.
Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in
this appliance. This
microwave oven is
specifically designed to
heat, dry or cook food,
and is not intended
for laboratory or
industrial use.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION BEFORE USING
• Do not store this appliance
outdoors.
• To reduce the risk of fire
in the oven cavity:
• Do not use this product
near water—for example,
in a wet basement,
near a swimming pool,
near a sink or in similar
locations.
— Do not overcook food.
Carefully attend appliance
when paper, plastic or
other combustible
materials are placed
inside the oven while
cooking.
• Keep power cord away
from heated surfaces.
• Do not immerse power
cord or plug in water.
— Remove wire twist-ties
and metal handles
from paper or plastic
containers before placing
them in the oven.
— Do not use the oven
for storage purposes.
Do not leave paper
products, cooking
utensils or food in the
oven when not in use.
• See door surface cleaning
instructions in the Care
and Cleaning section(s)
of this manual.
• This appliance must only
be serviced by qualified
service personnel. Contact
nearest authorized service
facility for examination,
repair or adjustment.
• As with any appliance,
close supervision is
necessary when used
by children.
• Do not store anything
directly on top of the
microwave oven surface
when the microwave oven
is in operation.
— If materials inside oven
ignite, keep the oven
door closed, turn the
oven off and disconnect
the power cord, or shut
off power at the fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
If the door is opened,
the fire may spread.
— Do not use the
Sensor Features twice in
succession on the same
food portion. If food is
under cooked after the
first countdown, use
Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
ARCING
If you see arcing, press
the CLEAR/OFF pad and
correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave
term for sparks in the
oven. Arcing is caused by:
• Foil not molded to food
(upturned edges act like
antennas).
• The metal shelf (if
included) not installed
correctly so it touches the
microwave wall.
• Metal, such as twist-ties,
poultry pins or goldrimmed dishes, in the
microwave.
• The temperature probe
(if included) in the
microwave but not
inserted in the food.
• Recycled paper towels
containing small metal
pieces being used in
the microwave.
• Metal or foil touching
the side of the oven.
FOODS
• Do not pop popcorn in
your microwave oven
unless in a special
microwave popcorn
accessory or unless you
use popcorn labeled for
use in microwave ovens.
• Some products such as
whole eggs and sealed
containers—for example,
closed jars—are able to
explode and should not
be heated in this
microwave oven. Such use
of the microwave oven
could result in injury.
• Do not boil eggs in a
microwave oven. Pressure
will build up inside egg
yolk and will cause it to
burst, possibly resulting
in injury.
• Operating the microwave
with no food inside for
more than a minute or
two may cause damage
to the oven and could
start a fire. It increases
the heat around the
magnetron and can
shorten the life of
the oven.
• Foods with unbroken
outer “skin” such as
potatoes, hot dogs,
sausages, tomatoes,
apples, chicken livers
and other giblets, and
egg yolks should be
pierced to allow steam
to escape during
cooking.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
SAFETY FACT
SUPERHEATED WATER
Liquids, such as water,
coffee or tea, are able to
be overheated beyond
the boiling point without
appearing to be boiling.
Visible bubbling or boiling
when the container is
removed from the microwave
oven is not always present.
THIS COULD RESULT
IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS
SUDDENLY BOILING OVER
WHEN THE CONTAINER IS
DISTURBED OR A SPOON
OR OTHER UTENSIL IS
INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID.
To reduce the risk of injury
to persons:
— Do not overheat the
liquid.
— Stir the liquid both
before and halfway
through heating it.
— Do not use straight-sided
containers with narrow
necks.
— After heating, allow
the container to stand
in the microwave oven
for a short time before
removing the container.
— Use extreme care when
inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the
container.
• Avoid heating baby food
in glass jars, even with the
lid off. Make sure all
infant food is thoroughly
cooked. Stir food to
distribute the heat evenly.
Be careful to prevent
scalding when warming
formula or breast milk.
The container may feel
cooler than the milk really
is. Always test the milk
before feeding the baby.
• Don’t defrost frozen
beverages in narrownecked bottles (especially
carbonated beverages).
Even if the container is
opened, pressure can
build up. This can cause
the container to burst,
possibly resulting in
injury.
• Do not overcook
potatoes. They could
dehydrate and catch
fire, causing damage
to your oven.
• Cook meat and poultry
thoroughly—meat to
at least an INTERNAL
temperature of 160°F
and poultry to at least an
INTERNAL temperature
of 180°F. Cooking to
these temperatures
usually protects against
foodborne illness.
• 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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
MICROWAVESAFE
COOKWARE
Make sure all cookware
used in your microwave
oven is suitable for
microwaving. Most glass
casseroles, cooking dishes,
measuring cups, custard
cups, pottery or china
dinnerware which does not
have metallic trim or glaze
with a metallic sheen can
be used. Some cookware
is labeled “suitable for
microwaving.”
How to test for a microwavesafe dish.
• If you are not sure if
a dish is microwave-safe,
use this test: Place in the
oven both the dish you
are testing and a glass
measuring cup filled with
1 cup of water—set the
measuring cup either
in or next to the dish.
Microwave 30–45 seconds
at high. If the dish heats,
it should not be used for
microwaving.
If the dish remains cool
and only the water in the
cup heats, then the dish
is microwave-safe.
• If you use a meat
thermometer while
cooking, make sure it is
safe for use in microwave
ovens.
• Do not use recycled
paper products. Recycled
paper towels, napkins
and waxed paper can
contain metal flecks
which may cause arcing
or ignite. Paper products
containing nylon or
nylon filaments should
be avoided, as they may
also ignite.
• Some styrofoam trays
(like those that meat is
packaged on) have a thin
strip of metal embedded
in the bottom. When
microwaved, the metal can
burn the floor of the oven
or ignite a paper towel.
• Do not use the microwave
to dry newspapers.
• Not all plastic wrap is
suitable for use in
microwave ovens.
Check the package
for proper use.
• Paper towels, waxed
paper and plastic wrap
can be used to cover
dishes in order to retain
moisture and prevent
spattering. Be sure to
vent plastic wrap so steam
can escape.
• 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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
• Use foil only as directed in
this manual. When using
foil in the microwave
oven, keep the foil at least
1″ away from the sides of
the oven.
• Plastic cookware—Plastic
cookware designed for
microwave cooking is very
useful, but should be used
carefully. Even microwavesafe plastic may not be as
tolerant of overcooking
conditions as are glass or
ceramic materials and
may soften or char if
subjected to short periods
of overcooking. In longer
exposures to overcooking,
the food and cookware
could ignite.
Follow these guidelines:
1 Use microwave-safe
plastics only and use
them in strict compliance
with the cookware
manufacturer’s
recommendations.
2 Do not microwave empty
containers.
3 Do not permit children
to use plastic cookware
without complete
supervision.
THE VENT
FAN
The fan will operate
automatically under
certain conditions (see
Automatic Fan feature).
Take care to prevent the
starting and spreading of
accidental cooking fires
while the vent fan is in use.
• In the event of a grease
fire on the surface units
below the microwave
oven, smother a flaming
pan on the surface unit
by covering the pan
completely with a lid, a
cookie sheet or a flat tray.
• Clean the underside of
the microwave often.
Do not allow grease
to build up on the
microwave or the
fan filters.
• Use care when cleaning
the vent fan filters.
Corrosive cleaning
agents, such as lye-based
oven cleaners, may
damage the filters.
• When preparing
flaming foods under the
microwave, turn the vent
fan on.
• Never leave surface units
beneath your microwave
oven unattended at high
heat settings. Boilovers
cause smoking and
greasy spillovers that may
ignite and spread if the
microwave vent fan is
operating. To minimize
automatic fan operation,
use adequate sized
cookware and use high
heat on surface units
only when necessary.
NOTICE –
PACEMAKERS
Most pacemakers are
shielded from interference
from electronic products,
including microwaves.
However, patients with
pacemakers may wish
to consult their physicians
if they have concerns.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS/OPTIONAL KITS
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
Ensure proper ground
exists before use.
WARNING
Improper use of the
grounding plug can result
in a risk of electric shock.
This appliance must be
grounded. In the event of
an electrical short circuit,
grounding reduces the
risk of electric shock by
providing an escape wire
for the electric current.
This appliance is equipped
with a power cord having
a grounding wire with a
grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an
outlet that is properly
installed and grounded.
Consult a qualified
electrician or service
technician if the grounding
instructions are not
completely understood,
or if doubt exists as to
whether the appliance is
properly grounded.
If the outlet is a standard
2-prong wall outlet, it is
your personal responsibility
and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly
grounded 3-prong wall
outlet.
Do not, under any
circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground)
prong from the power cord.
Do not use an adapter plug
with this appliance.
Do not use an extension
cord with this appliance.
If the power cord is too
short, have a qualified
electrician or service
technician install an outlet
near the appliance.
For best operation, plug
this appliance into its own
electrical outlet to prevent
flickering of lights, blowing
of fuse or tripping of circuit
breaker.
Optional Kits
Filler Panel Kits
JX40WH—White
JX41—Black
When replacing a 36″
range hood, filler panel
kits fill in the additional
width to provide a custom
built-in appearance.
For installation between
cabinets only; not for
end-of-cabinet installation.
Each kit contains two
3″-wide filler panels.
Available at extra cost from
your GE supplier, or see
the Hotpoint Service
numbers.
JX81J
JX81J—Recirculating
Charcoal Filter Kit
Filter kits are used when
the microwave oven cannot
be vented to the outside.
JX40, JX41
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Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance
may vary from your model.)
Features
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1 Door Handle. Pull to open
the door. The door must
be securely latched for
the microwave to
operate.
2 Door Latches.
3 Window with Metal
Shield. Screen allows
cooking to be viewed
while keeping
microwaves confined
in the oven.
4 Touch Control Panel.
5 Cooktop Light.
10
6
8
4
7
6 Grease Filter.
7 Removable Turntable.
Turntable and support
must be in place
when using the oven.
The turntable may be
removed for cleaning.
8 Convenience Guide.
NOTE: The rating plate
and oven vent are located
on the inside walls of the
microwave oven.
The interior light is
located on the top of
the cavity.
Quick Start
The Controls on Your Microwave Oven
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)
You can microwave
by time, temperature
or with the
convenience
features.
1
Time Features
Time Cooking
Press
TIME COOK I & II (Press once or twice)
TIME DEFROST
MINUTE COOK (Press 1–6)
POWER LEVEL
ADD 30 SEC.
Enter
Amount of cooking time.
Amount of defrosting time.
Starts immediately!
Power level 1–10.
Starts immediately!
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Quick Start
GUIDE ON MICROWAVE
Before you begin, check the guide located
on the inside front of the oven when you
open the door.
GUIDES IN BOOK
• Cooking
• Time Defrost
• Reheat
2
Convenience Features
Press
POPCORN
Enter
Starts immediately!
BEVERAGE
REHEAT
AUTO DEFROST
Starts immediately!
(See Reheat Guide)
Food weight
12
Option
more/less time
serving size
serving size
serving size
Operating Instructions
Changing Power
Levels
Variable power levels add
flexibility to microwave
cooking. The power levels
on the microwave oven
can be compared to the
surface units on a range.
High (power level 10) or
full power is the fastest
way to cook and gives you
100% power. Each power
level gives you microwave
energy a certain percent of
the time. Power level 7 is
microwave energy 70% of
the time. Power level 3 is
energy 30% of the time.
How to Change the
Power Level
The power level may be
entered or changed
immediately after
entering the feature time
for TIME COOK, TIME
DEFROST or MINUTE
COOK. The power level
may also be changed
during time countdown.
1 Press TIME COOK, TIME
DEFROST or MINUTE
COOK.
2 Enter cooking or
defrosting time.
3 Press POWER LEVEL.
4 Select desired power
level 1–10.
5 Press START.
A high setting (10) will
cook faster but food may
need more frequent
stirring, rotating or turning
over. Most cooking will be
done on High (power level
10). A lower setting will
cook more evenly and need
less stirring or rotating of
the food.
Some foods may have
better flavor, texture or
appearance if one of the
lower settings is used. Use
a lower power level when
cooking foods that have a
tendency to boil over, such
as scalloped potatoes.
Rest periods (when the
microwave energy cycles
off) give time for the food
to “equalize” or transfer
heat to the inside of the
food. An example of this is
shown with power level 3—
the defrost cycle. If
microwave energy did not
cycle off, the outside of the
food would cook before
the inside was defrosted.
Here are some examples
of uses for various power
levels:
Power Level Best Uses
High 10
Fish, bacon,
vegetables,
boiling liquids.
Med-High 7 Gentle
cooking of
meat and
poultry;
baking
casseroles
and reheating.
Medium 5
Slow cooking
and tenderizing
such as stews
and less tender
cuts of meat.
Low 2 or 3
Defrosting
without
cooking;
simmering;
delicate sauces.
Warm 1
Keeping food
warm without
overcooking;
softening
butter.
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Operating Instructions
Time Features
Time Cook
Time Cook I
Allows you to microwave
for any time up to 99
minutes and 99 seconds.
Power level 10 (High) is
automatically set, but you
may change it for more
flexibility.
You may open the door
during Time Cook to
check the food. Close the
door and press START to
resume cooking.
1 Press TIME COOK.
1 Press TIME COOK.
2 Enter the first cook time.
3 Change the power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
4 Press TIME COOK
again.
2 Enter cooking time.
5 Enter the second cook
time.
3 Change power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a
desired power level
1–10.)
6 Change the power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a power
level 1–10.)
4 Press START.
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Time Cook II
Lets you change power
levels automatically during
cooking. Here’s how to
do it:
7 Press START.
At the end of Time Cook I,
Time Cook II counts down.
Cooking Guide for Time Cook I & II
NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
(frozen spears) 10-oz. package
6 to 9 min., In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking dish,
Med-High (7) place 1/4 cup water.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
Beans
(fresh green) 1 lb. cut in half
(frozen green) 10-oz. package
9 to 11 min.
6 to 8 min.
(frozen lima)
10-oz. package
6 to 8 min.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
17 to 21 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
9 to 13 min.
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
(frozen,
chopped)
(frozen spears) 10-oz. package
Cabbage
(fresh)
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
Comments
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
(wedges)
1 medium head 8 to 11 min.
(about 2 lbs.)
7 to 10 min.
In 11⁄2- or 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
In 2- or 3-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
Carrots
(fresh, sliced)
(frozen)
1 lb.
10-oz. package
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
7 to 9 min.
5 to 7 min.
1 medium head 9 to 14 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 medium head 10 to 17 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
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Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide for Time Cook I & II
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Comments
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
1 to 5 ears
3 to 4 min.
per ear
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
5 to 6 min.
3 to 4 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
corn. If corn is in husk, use no water;
if corn has been husked, add 1/4 cup
water. Rearrange after half of time.
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Rearrange after half of time.
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
Corn
(frozen kernel) 10-oz. package
Corn on the cob
(fresh)
(frozen)
Mixed
vegetables
(frozen)
Peas
(fresh, shelled) 2 lbs. unshelled 9 to 12 min.
(frozen)
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
Potatoes
(fresh, cubed,
white)
4 potatoes
9 to 12 min.
(6 to 8 oz. each)
(fresh, whole,
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
sweet or white)
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen,
chopped
and leaf)
Squash
(fresh, summer
and yellow)
(winter, acorn
butternut)
16
3 to 4 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Peel and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place
in 2-qt. casserole with 1/2 cup water.
Stir after half of time.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place in
center of the oven. Let stand 5 minutes.
10 to 16 oz.
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
1 lb. sliced
5 to 7 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
1 to 2 squash
8 to 11 min. Cut in half and remove fibrous
(about 1 lb. each)
membranes. In 2-qt. oblong glass
baking dish, place squash cut-sidedown. Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
Time Features
Time Defrost
Allows you to defrost for the
length of time you select.
See the Defrosting Guide
for suggested times.
Power level 3 is automatically
set, but you may change this
for more flexibility.
You may defrost small items
more quickly by raising the
power level after entering
the time. However, they
will need more frequent
attention than usual.
1 Press TIME DEFROST.
2 Enter defrosting time.
3 Press START.
(Auto Defrost explained
in the section on
Convenience Features.)
Power level 7 cuts the total
defrosting time in about
half; power level 10 cuts the
total time to approximately
1/3. Rotate or stir food
frequently.
At one half of selected
defrosting time, turn food
over and break apart or
rearrange pieces for more
even defrosting. Shield any
warm areas with small pieces
of foil.
A dull thumping noise may
be heard during defrosting.
This sound is normal when
the oven is not operating at
High power.
Defrosting Tips
• Foods frozen in paper or
plastic can be defrosted in
the package. Tightly closed
packages should be slit,
pierced or vented AFTER
food has partially
defrosted. Plastic storage
containers should be at
least partially uncovered.
• Family-size, prepackaged
frozen dinners can be
defrosted and microwaved.
If the food is in a foil
container, transfer it
to a microwave-safe dish.
• Foods that spoil easily, such
as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings,
poultry and pork, should
not be allowed to sit out
for more than one hour
after defrosting. Room
temperature promotes
the growth of harmful
bacteria.
• For more even defrosting
of larger foods, such as
beef, lamb and veal roasts,
use Auto Defrost.
• Be sure large meats are
completely defrosted
before cooking.
• When defrosted, food
should be cool but
softened in all areas. If still
slightly icy, return to the
microwave very briefly, or
let it stand a few minutes.
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Operating Instructions
Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.)
1 min.
3 to 5 min.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
6 to 8 min.
5 to 7 min.
Fruit
Plastic pouch—1 to 2
(10-oz. package)
Meat
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Cornish hen
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
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Comments
Place block in casserole. Turn over and
break up after half the time.
3 to 6 min.
2 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven.
Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
2 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven.
Microwave just until franks can be
separated. Let stand 5 minutes,
if necessary, to complete defrosting.
5 to 7 min.
Turn meat over after half the time.
12 to 16 min. Use power level 1.
per lb.
5 to 7 min.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish.
per lb.
Turn over after half the time and shield
warm areas with foil. When finished,
separate pieces and let stand to complete
defrosting.
15 to 19 min. Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap
and turn over after half the time. When
finished, separate pieces and microwave
2–4 minutes more, if necessary.
Let stand to finish defrosting.
17 to 21 min. Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half
the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.
Shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. If necessary, run cold water in
the cavity until giblets can be removed.
7 to 13 min. Place unwrapped hen in the oven breastper lb.
side-up. Turn over after half the time.
Run cool water in the cavity until giblets
can be removed.
5 to 9 min.
Place unwrapped breast in dish breastper lb.
side-down. After half the time, turn over
and shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. Let stand 1–2 hours in
refrigerator to complete defrosting.
Time Features
Minute Cook
This is a quick way to set
cooking time for 1–6 minutes.
Press one of the Minute
Cook pads (from 1 to 6)
for 1 to 6 minutes of
cooking at power level 10.
For example, press the
2 pad for 2 minutes of
cooking time.
The power level can be
changed as time is
counting down. Press
POWER LEVEL and
enter 1–10.
Add 30 Seconds
You can use this feature
two ways:
• It will add 30 seconds to
the time counting down
each time the pad is
pressed.
• It can be used as a quick
way to set 30 seconds of
cooking time.
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Operating Instructions
Convenience Features
Popcorn
How to Use the Popcorn
Feature
(less time) (more time)
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
3.0 to 3.5 ounces.
1 Follow package
instructions, using Time
Cook if the package is
less than 3.0 ounces or
larger than 3.5 ounces.
Place the package of
popcorn in the center
of the microwave.
2 Press POPCORN. The
oven starts immediately.
Tap POPCORN to select
the bag size you are
cooking.
How to Adjust the Popcorn
Program to Provide a Shorter
or Longer Cook Time
If you find that the brand of
popcorn you use underpops
or overcooks consistently,
you can add or subtract
20 seconds to the automatic
popping time.
To add time:
After pressing POPCORN,
press 9 immediately after
the oven starts for an extra
20 seconds.
To subtract time:
After pressing POPCORN,
press 1 immediately after
the oven starts for 20
seconds less cooking time.
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Reheat
The Reheat feature reheats
servings of many previously
cooked foods.
1 Press REHEAT.
2 Select food type 1–7 for
one serving (see Reheat
Guide below). The oven
starts immediately.
3 Press 2 or 3 to change the
serving size.
NOTE: The serving size may
be changed or added after
the oven starts. Press
number pad 2 or 3.
The serving size for food
type 7 cannot be changed.
Reheat Guide
Food Type
Comments
1 Pasta
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
2 Meats and casseroles
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
3 Fruits and vegetables
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
4 Beverages (8–10 oz.)
Works best with wide mouth mug—do not cover.
5 Sauces and gravies
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
6 Pizza (slices)
Do not cover.
7 Plate of leftovers
(2–3 foods, 4 oz. each)
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
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Operating Instructions
Convenience Features
Beverage
The Beverage feature
heats 4 ounce, 8 ounce
or 12 ounce servings of
any beverage.
Press BEVERAGE. The
oven starts immediately.
The serving size is
automatically set at
4 ounces, but can be
changed by tapping
BEVERAGE to select
8 or 12 ounces.
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Drinks heated with the
Beverage feature may be
very hot. Remove the
container with care.
Auto Defrost
Auto Defrost automatically
sets the defrosting times
and power levels to give
even defrosting results for
meats, poultry and fish
weighing up to six pounds.
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There is a handy guide
located on the inside front
of the oven.
Guide
Conversion Guide
If the weight of food is
stated in pounds and
ounces, the ounces must
be converted to tenths
(.1) of a pound.
Weight of
Food in
Ounces
Enter Food
Weight
(tenths of
a pound)
1–2
.1
3
.2
4–5
.3
6–7
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1 Press AUTO DEFROST.
8
.5
2 Using the Conversion
Guide at right, enter
food weight. For
example, press pads 1
and 2 for 1.2 pounds
(1 pound, 3 ounces).
9–10
.6
3 Press START.
(Time Defrost is
explained in the Time
Features section.)
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.7
12–13
.8
14–15
.9
• Remove meat from
package and place on
microwave-safe dish.
• Twice during defrost,
the oven signals TURN.
At each TURN signal,
turn the food over.
Remove defrosted meat
or shield warm areas with
small pieces of foil.
• After defrosting, most
meats need to stand
5 minutes to complete
defrosting. Large roasts
should stand for about
30 minutes.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Cooking Complete
Reminder
To remind you that you
have food in the oven, the
oven will display “END”
and beep once a minute
until you either open the
oven door or press
CLEAR/OFF.
Clock
Press to enter the time of
day or to check the time of
day while microwaving.
1 Press CLOCK.
2 Enter time of day.
3 Press START or CLOCK.
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Display On/Off
To turn the clock display
off, press and hold 0 for
about three seconds.
To redisplay the clock,
repeat.
Delay Start allows you to
set the microwave to delay
cooking up to 24 hours.
3 Select any combination
of Auto or Time Defrost
or Time Cook I & II.
1 Press DELAY START.
4 Press START.
2 Enter the time you
want the oven to start.
(Be sure the microwave
clock shows the correct
time of day.)
The Delay Start time will
be displayed. The oven will
automatically start at the
delayed time.
Delay Start
The time of day may be
displayed by pressing
CLOCK.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Timer On/Off
Timer On/Off operates as
a minute timer and can be
used at any time, even
when the oven is operating.
To use the timer as a
minute timer when the
oven is not operating:
1 Press TIMER ON/OFF.
2 Enter the time you want
to count down.
3 Press START/PAUSE to
start.
When time is up, the oven
will signal.
NOTE: The timer indicator
will be lit while the timer
is operating.
Start/Pause
In addition to starting many
functions, START/PAUSE
allows you to stop cooking
without opening the door
or clearing the display.
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To use the timer while the
oven is operating:
1 Press TIMER ON/OFF.
2 Enter the time you want
to count down.
3 Wait 5 seconds. The
timer will start counting
down automatically.
When time is up, the oven
will signal. To turn off the
timer signal, press TIMER
ON/OFF.
Child Lock-Out
You may lock the control
panel to prevent the
microwave from being
accidentally started or used
by children.
To lock or unlock the
controls, press and hold
CLEAR/OFF for about
three seconds. When the
control panel is locked,
“LOC” will be displayed.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features Your Model May Have
Surface Light
Press to turn the surface
light on or off.
Vent Fan
When the microwave oven
is off, you may operate the
vent fan:
1 Press the Vent Fan pad
once for high fan speed.
The vent fan removes steam and
other vapors from surface
cooking and cools internal parts
in the microwave oven.
2 Press the Vent Fan pad a
second time for low fan
speed.
3 Press the Vent Fan pad
a third time to turn the
fan off.
When the microwave is
on, the vent fan will
automatically turn on at
low fan speed, stay on while
the microwave is operating
and automatically turn off
after the microwave goes
off if the Vent Fan pad is
not pressed.
When the microwave oven
is on you may also:
1 Press the Vent Fan pad
once for high fan speed.
2 Press the Vent Fan pad a
second time for low fan
speed.
3 Press the Vent Fan pad
a third time to set the fan
to turn off automatically
after the microwave
goes off.
If the vent fan is still
operating after the
microwave goes off, press
the Vent Fan pad until it
turns off.
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NOTE: The vent fan cannot
be turned off while the
microwave is operating.
Helpful Information
Microwave Terms
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is
caused by:
• metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like
antennas).
• metal such as twist ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
• recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce
cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to
prevent over-browning. When microwaving, you use small strips of
foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on
poultry, which would cook before larger parts.
Standing Time
When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are
allowed to stand to finish cooking or to set. Standing time is
especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved
cake is not placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by
turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.
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Helpful Information
Care and Cleaning
Helpful Hints
An occasional thorough
wiping with a solution of
baking soda and water
keeps the inside fresh.
NOTE: Be certain the power
is off before cleaning any
part of this oven.
Walls, Floor, Inside Window,
Metal and Plastic Parts on
the Door
Removable Turntable and
Turntable Support
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How to Clean
the Inside
Some spatters can be
removed with a paper
towel; others may require
a damp cloth. Remove
greasy spatters with a sudsy
cloth, then rinse with a
damp cloth. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or sharp
utensils on oven walls.
Nev er use a commercial
oven cleaner on any part
of your microwave.
Shelf (if included)
Clean with mild soap and
water or in the dishwasher.
Do not clean in a selfcleaning oven.
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To prevent breakage,
do not place the turntable
into water just after
cooking. Wash it carefully
in warm, sudsy water or
in the dishwasher. The
turntable and support
can be broken if dropped.
Remember, do not operate
the oven without the
turntable and support
in place.
Temperature Probe
(if included)
Clean immediately after
using. To clean, wipe with
a sudsy cloth, then rub
lightly with a plastic
scouring ball if necessary.
Rinse and dry. The probe
can also be washed in the
dishwasher.
Care and Cleaning
How to Clean
the Outside
We recommend against
using cleaners with
ammonia or alcohol,
as they can damage
the appearance of the
microwave oven. If you
choose to use a common
household cleaner, first
apply the cleaner directly
to a clean cloth, then
wipe the soiled area.
Case
Clean the outside of the
microwave with a sudsy
cloth. Rinse and then dry.
Wipe the window clean
with a damp cloth.
Control Panel
Wipe with a damp cloth.
Dry thoroughly. Do not
use cleaning sprays, large
amounts of soap and water,
abrasives or sharp objects
on the panel—they can
damage it. Some paper
towels can also scratch
the control panel.
Door Panel
Before cleaning the front
door panel, make sure you
know what type of panel
you have. Refer to the
eighth digit of the model
number. “S” is metallic,
"G" is graphite, “L” is
CleanSteel and “B”, “W” or
“C” are plastic colors.
CleanSteel, Metallic or
Graphite
Use a clean, soft, light and
lightly dampened cloth,
then dry thoroughly. Do
not use appliance wax,
polish, bleach or products
containing any chemical
agent on the CleanSteel,
Graphite or Metallic
surfaces.
Plastic Color Panels
Use a clean, soft, lightly
dampened cloth, then dry
thoroughly.
Door Seal
It’s important to keep the
area clean where the door
seals against the microwave.
Use only mild, non-abrasive
detergents applied with a
clean sponge or soft cloth.
Rinse well.
Bottom
Stainless Steel
The stainless steel panel
can be cleaned with
Stainless Steel Magic or a
similar product using a
clean, soft cloth. Apply
stainless cleaner carefully
to avoid the surrounding
plastic parts. Do not use
appliance wax, polish,
bleach or products
containing chlorine on
Stainless Steel finishes.
Clean off the grease and
dust on the bottom often.
Use a solution of warm
water and detergent.
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Helpful Information
Light Bulb Replacement
Cooktop Light
Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 120 volt,
40-watt incandescent
bulb (WB36X10003),
available from your
GE supplier.
1 To replace the bulb, first
disconnect the power at
the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull
the plug.
3 Be sure the bulb is cool
before removing. After
breaking the adhesive
seal, remove the bulb by
gently turning.
2 Remove the screw from
light cover and lower
the cover.
4 Replace the bulb. Close
the light cover and
secure the cover with the
screw. Connect electrical
power to the oven.
Remove Screw
Oven Light
Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 120 volt,
40-watt incandescent
bulb (WB36X10003),
available from your
GE supplier.
1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull
the plug.
2 Remove the front grille by
backing out the 3 screws
along the top. Slide the
grille to the left, then pull
straight out.
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3 Remove the charcoal
filter, if present. Reach
into the opening, just
right of center. The light
bulb is located beneath
a light compartment
cover. Press and hold
the center snap while
lifting the tab on the
left corner. Remove the
cover. Remove the bulb
by turning gently.
4 Install the replacement
bulb. Reinstall the
compartment cover and
charcoal filter, if present,
Reinstall the front grille
panel with the 3 original
screws.
Interior Light
Housing
5 Connect electrical power
to the oven.
The Exhaust Feature
The Vent Fan
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
The vent fan has a metal
reusable grease filter.
Models that recirculate air
back into the room also
use a charcoal filter.
The metal filter traps
grease released by foods
on the cooktop. It also
prevents flames from foods
on the cooktop from
damaging the inside of
the microwave.
For this reason, the filter
must ALWAYS be in place
when the hood is used.
The grease filter should be
cleaned once a month, or
as needed.
To remove, grasp the loop
and slide the filter to the
left side. Pull the filter
down and out.
Rinse, shake and let it dry
before replacing.
Reusable Grease Filter
Reusable Grease
Filter
Removing and
Cleaning the Filter
To clean the grease filter,
soak it and then swish it
around in hot water and
detergent. Don’t use
ammonia or ammonia
products because they will
darken the metal. Light
brushing can be used to
remove embedded dirt.
To replace, slide the filter
into the left side of the
opening and pull toward
the right.
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Helpful Information
The Exhaust Feature
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
The charcoal filter
cannot be cleaned. It
must be replaced. Order
Part No. WB02X11124
from your GE supplier.
If the model is not vented
to the outside, the air will
be recirculated through a
disposable charcoal filter
that helps remove smoke
and odors.
The charcoal filter
should be replaced when
it is noticeably dirty or
discolored (usually after
6–12 months, depending
on hood usage). See
“Optional Kits,” page 9,
for more information.
To remove the charcoal
filter, disconnect power at
the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull
the plug.
Remove the front grille by
backing out the 3 screws
along the top. Slide the
grille to the left, then pull
straight out. Slide the filter
toward the front of the
oven and remove it.
To install a new filter,
remove plastic and other
outer wrapping from the
new filter.
Insert the filter into the
top opening of the oven
as shown. It will rest at an
angle on 2 side support
tabs and in front of the
right rear tab. Replace
the grille and 3 screws.
To Remove
Charcoal Filter
Remove 3 grille screws
at the top of the oven.
To Install
Charcoal Filter
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If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Problem
Possible Cause
What to Do
Oven will not
start
A fuse in your home
may be blown or the
circuit breaker tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.
• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug
it back in.
Plug not fully inserted
into wall outlet.
• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the
oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed. • Open the door and close securely.
Floor of the oven is
warm, even when
the oven has not
been used
The cooktop light is
located below the oven
floor. When the light
is on, the heat it
produces may make the
oven floor get warm.
• This is normal.
“LOC” appears
on display
The control has been
locked.
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for
about 3 seconds to unlock the control.
Vent fan will not
turn off
The vent fan
automatically turns on
to cool internal parts
while the microwave
is on.
• The vent fan cannot be turned off
while the microwave is operating.
This is normal. Wait for the microwave
to turn off and the fan will either go
off automatically or you will need to
turn it off by pressing the Vent Fan
pad after the microwave is off.
“BAD PROBE”
appears on display
The probe has not been • Insert the probe properly into the
completely inserted into
oven wall outlet.
the oven wall outlet.
The probe is defective.
• Replace the probe.
“PLEASE INSERT
PROBE“ appears
on display
Probe has been
forgotten or not
inserted properly.
• Insert the probe properly into the
oven wall outlet.
“SENSOR ERROR”
appears on display
When using a Sensor
feature, the door was
opened before steam
could be detected.
• Do not open door until steam is
sensed and time is shown counting
down on display.
Steam was not detected
in maximum amount
of time.
• Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
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If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Things That
Are Normal
• Moisture on the oven
door and walls while
cooking. Wipe the
moisture off with a paper
towel or soft cloth.
• Moisture between the
oven door panels when
cooking certain foods.
Moisture should dissipate
shortly after cooking is
finished.
• Steam or vapor escaping
from around the door.
• Light reflection around
door or outer case.
• Dimming oven light and
change in the blower
sound at power levels
other than high.
• Dull thumping sound
while oven is operating.
• The vent fan operating
while the microwave is
operating. The vent fan
will not go off nor can it
be turned off until the
microwave is off.
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• TV-radio interference
might be noticed while
using the microwave.
Similar to the interference
caused by other small
appliances, it does not
indicate a problem with
the microwave. Plug the
microwave into a different
electrical circuit, move the
radio or TV as far away
from the microwave as
possible or check the
position and signal of
the TV/radio antenna.
Hotpoint Service Numbers
We’ll Be There!
Hotpoint Website
Hotpoint.com
Schedule Service
Hotpoint.com
800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737)
Real Life
Design Studio
ge.com
800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322)
Extended Warranties
ge.com
800.626.2224
Have a question or need
assistance with your
appliance? Try the
Hotpoint Website any day
of the year! You can also
shop for more great
Hotpoint products and
take advantage of all
of our on-line support
services designed for your
convenience.
Expert Hotpoint repair
service is only one step
away from your door.
Get on-line and schedule
your service at your
convenience any day
of the year!
Or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737) during
normal business hours.
GE supports the Universal
Design concept—products,
services and environments
that can be used by people
of all ages, sizes and
capabilities. We recognize
the need to design for a
wide range of physical and
mental abilities and
impairments. For details
of GE’s Universal Design
applications, including
kitchen design ideas for
people with disabilities,
check out our Website
today. For the hearing
impaired, please call
800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322).
Purchase a Hotpoint
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.
Hotpoint Consumer Home
Services will still be there
after your warranty expires.
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Hotpoint Service Numbers
We’ll Be There!
Parts and
Accessories
Hotpoint.com
800.626.2002
Register Your
Appliance
Hotpoint.com
Individuals qualified
to service their own
appliances can have
parts or accessories sent
directly to their home.
(VISA, MasterCard and
Discover cards are
accepted.) Order on-line
today, every day or by
phone at 800.626.2002
during normal business
hours.
Register your new
appliance on-line—
at your convenience!
Timely product registration
will allow for enhanced
communication and
prompt service under the
terms of your warranty,
should the need arise.
You may also mail in the
pre-printed registration
card included in the
packing material.
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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.
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MICROWAVE OVEN
WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
What Is Covered
LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
************************************
For one year from date of original
purchase, GE will replace any part in the
microwave oven that fails due to a defect
in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, GE will provide,
free of charge, all labor and related service
costs to replace the defective part.
All warranty service will be provided by
our Factory Service Centers or by our
authorized Customer Care® servicers
during normal working hours.
Should your appliance need service,
during warranty period or beyond, call
800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).
Please have serial and model numbers
available when calling for service.
What Is Not Covered
• Service trips to your home to teach you
how to use the product.
• Improper installation, delivery or
maintenance.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer. You are
responsible for providing adequate
electrical, exhausting and other
connecting facilities.
• Product not accessible to provide
required service.
• Replacement of house fuses or resetting
of circuit breakers.
• Replacement of the cooktop light bulbs.
• Failure of the product or damage to
the product if it is abused, misused (for
example, cavity arcing from wire rack or
metal/foil), or used for other than the
intended purpose or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused by accident,
fire, floods or acts of God.
• Incidental or consequential damage
caused by possible defects with this
appliance.
• Damage caused after delivery.
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is
product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties,
including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for
products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area
where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible
for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE
Service Location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the service calls to
your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state. To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local
or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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