General Electric Jem25dmww Use And Care Manual

General Electric Jem25dmww Use And Care Manual
Microwave Oven
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .2–9
Operating Instructions
Owner’s Manual
Auto Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . .28, 29
Changing Power Level . . . . . . . .12
Convenience Features . . . . .20–23
Features of Your
Microwave Oven . . . . . . . . . .10, 11
Microwave Terms . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Other Features . . . . . . . . . . 24–26
Time Features . . . . . . . . . . .13–18
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . .30, 31
Things That Are Normal
With Your Microwave Oven . . . .31
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . .Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . .33, 34
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Write the model and serial numbers here:
Model # __________________________
Serial # __________________________
You can find them on a label inside of
the oven.
DE68-03362A 49-40547 04-07 JR
Safety Instructions
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.
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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
■ 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
■ The Oven Should Not
be adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
When using electrical appliances basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
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■ Read and follow the specific
precautions in the Precautions
to Avoid Possible Exposure to
Excessive Microwave Energy
section above.
■ This appliance must be
grounded. Connect only
to a properly grounded
outlet. See the Grounding
Instructions section on page 8.
■ Install or locate this
appliance only in accordance
with the provided Installation
■ Be certain to place the front
surface of the door three
inches or more back from
the countertop edge to avoid
accidental tipping of the
appliance in normal usage.
Safety Instructions
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this
Owner’s Manual.
■ Do not immerse power cord or
plug in water.
■ Do not mount this appliance over
a sink.
■ Do not let power cord hang over
edge of table or counter.
■ Do not mount the microwave oven
over or near any portion of a heating
or cooking appliance.
■ To reduce the risk of fire in the
oven cavity:
■ Do not store anything directly on top
of the microwave oven surface when
the microwave oven is in operation.
— Do not overcook food. Carefully
attend appliance when paper, plastic
or other combustible materials are
placed inside the oven while cooking.
■ 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 available from General
— Remove wire twist-ties and metal
handles from paper or plastic
containers before placing them in
the oven.
■ Do not cover or block any openings
on the appliance.
— If materials inside the oven ignite,
keep the oven door closed, turn the
oven off and disconnect the power
cord, or shut off power at the fuse or
circuit breaker panel. If the door is
opened, the fire may spread.
■ Keep power cord away from heated
■ See door surface cleaning instructions
in the Care and cleaning of the
microwave oven section of this manual.
■ This appliance must only be serviced
by qualified service personnel.
Contact nearest authorized service
facility for examination, repair or
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■ Do not store this appliance outdoors.
Do not use this product near water—
for example, in a wet basement, near
a swimming pool, near a sink or in
similar locations.
— Do not use the oven for storage
purposes. Do not leave paper
products, cooking utensils or
food in the oven when not in use.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
Operating Instructions
■ This microwave oven is not approved
or tested for marine use.
■ As with any appliance, close
supervision is necessary when
used by children.
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
If you see arcing, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and correct
the problem.
Arcing is the microwave term
for sparks in the oven. Arcing
is caused by:
■ Metal, such as twist-ties,
poultry pins, or gold-rimmed
dishes, in the microwave.
■ Metal or foil touching the
side of the oven.
■ Recycled paper towels
containing small metal pieces
being used in the microwave.
■ Foil not molded to food
(upturned edges act like
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
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■ 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
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of injury
to persons:
— Do not overheat the liquid.
— Do not use straight-sided
containers with narrow
— After heating, allow the
container to stand in the
microwave oven for a short
time before removing the
— Use extreme care when
inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
■ 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
— Stir the liquid both before
and halfway through
heating it.
Operating Instructions
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.
■ Avoid heating baby food in
glass jars, even with the lid
off. Make sure all infant food
is thoroughly cooked. Stir
food to distribute the heat
evenly. Be careful to prevent
scalding when warming
formula. The container may
feel cooler than the formula
really is. Always test the
formula before feeding
the baby.
■ Do not overcook potatoes.
They could dehydrate and
catch fire, causing damage
to your oven.
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■ 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.
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
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.”
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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
one minute at high. If the
dish heats, it should not be
used for microwaving.
If the dish remains cool
and only the water in the
cup heats, then the dish is
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■ 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
■ Cookware may become hot
because of heat transferred
from the heated food.
Pot holders may be needed
to handle the cookware.
Safety Instructions
Follow these guidelines:
Use microwave-safe
plastics only and
use them in strict
compliance with
the cookware
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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″ 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.
Operating Instructions
■ “Boilable” cooking pouches
and tightly closed plastic bags
should be slit, pierced or
vented as directed by
package. If they are not,
plastic could burst during or
immediately after cooking,
possibly resulting in injury.
Also, plastic storage
containers should be at least
partially uncovered because
they form a tight seal. When
cooking with containers
tightly covered with plastic
wrap, remove covering
carefully and direct steam
away from hands and face.
not microwave empty
2 Do
not permit children
3 Do
to use plastic cookware
without complete
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Safety Instructions
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of
electric shock.
Operating Instructions
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
We do not recommend using an extension cord with this appliance.
If the power cord is too short, have a qualified electrician or service
technician install an outlet near the appliance. (See WARNING—
For best operation, plug this appliance into its own electrical outlet
to prevent flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit
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NOTE: Do not use an adapter plug with this appliance.
Safety Instructions
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting
from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Extension cords may be used if you are careful in using them.
Operating Instructions
If an extension cord is used—
The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be
at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance;
The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord and
it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet;
The extension cord should be arranged so that it will not
drape over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled
on by children or tripped over unintentionally.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the
blower sound may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking
times may be longer, too.
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Safety Instructions
About the features of your microwave oven.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
Operating Instructions
800 Watts
Features of the Oven
Troubleshooting Tips
Door Latches.
Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows cooking to be viewed
while keeping microwaves confined in the oven.
Touch Control Panel Display.
Door Latch Release. Press latch release to open door.
Removable Turntable. Turntable and support must be in place
when using the oven. The turntable may be removed for
Convenience Guide.
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NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and oven light are located on the inside
walls of the microwave oven.
Optional Accessories
Available at extra cost from your GE supplier.
04-A019 Hanging Kit allows this oven to be mounted under a cabinet.
Built-In Kits:
Safety Instructions
You can microwave by time, with the convenience features or with the auto feature.
Operating Instructions
Cooking Controls
Time Cook
Press once or twice
Time Defrost
Express Cook
Add 30 Sec
Power Level
Troubleshooting Tips
Check the Convenience Guide before you begin.
Time Features
Amount of cooking time
Amount of defrosting time
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Power level 1–10
Convenience Features and Auto Feature
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Food type 1–7
Food type 1–6
Food type 1–9
Food weight
3.0 or 3.5 oz.
4, 8, or 12 oz.
Serving size
Food weight
Food weight
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Auto Defrost
Safety Instructions
About changing the power level.
The power level may be entered or changed
immediately after entering the feature time for
Time Cook, Time Defrost or Express Cook. The power
level may also be changed during time countdown.
Operating Instructions
Press Time Cook orTime Defrost.
Enter cooking or defrosting time.
Press Power Level.
Select desired power level 1–10.
Press START.
Troubleshooting Tips
Variable power levels add flexibility to microwave
cooking. The power levels on the microwave oven
can be compared to the surface units on a range.
Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain
percent of the time. Power level 7 is microwave energy
70% of the time. Power level 3 is energy 30% of the
time. Most cooking will be done on 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. 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.
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Here are some examples of uses for various power levels:
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 for stews and
less tender cuts of meat.
Low 2 or 3: Defrosting; simmering; delicate sauces.
Warm 1: Keeping food warm; softening butter.
Safety Instructions
About the 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.
Press Time Cook.
Press START.
Operating Instructions
Enter cooking time.
Change power level if you don’t want full power.
(Press Power Level. Select a desired power level
You may open the door during Time Cook to check
the food. Close the door and press START to resume
Time Cook II
Troubleshooting Tips
Lets you change power levels automatically during
cooking. Here’s how to do it:
Press Time Cook.
Press Time Cook again.
Press START.
Enter the first cook time.
Change the power level if you don’t want full
power. (Press Power Level. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
Enter the second cook time.
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Change the power level if you don’t want full
power. (Press Power Level. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
At the end of Time Cook I, Time Cook II counts down.
Safety Instructions
About the time features.
Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide for Time Cook
NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
(frozen spears)
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min., In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking
Med-High (7) dish, place 1/4 cup water.
5 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
(fresh green)
1 lb. cut in half
12 to 17 min.
(frozen green)
10-oz. package
5 to 9 min.
(frozen lima)
10-oz. package
5 to 9 min.
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
18 to 25 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.
9 to 13 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place
1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish,
place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole.
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.
(fresh cut)
Troubleshooting Tips
(fresh spears)
(frozen spears)
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5 to 8 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.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
3 tablespoons water.
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.
(fresh, sliced)
1 lb.
6 to 9 min.
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place
1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
2 tablespoons water.
1 medium head 9 to 14 min.
(fresh, whole)
1 medium head 9 to 17 min.
10-oz. package
5 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.
Safety Instructions
(frozen kernel)
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
2 tablespoons water.
Corn on the cob
1 to 5 ears
3 to 5 min.
per ear
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
5 to 7 min.
2 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
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass
baking dish. Cover with vented
plastic wrap. Rearrange after
half of time.
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
3 tablespoons water.
(fresh, shelled)
2 lbs. unshelled
9 to 12 min.
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
2 tablespoons water.
(fresh, cubed,
4 potatoes
(6 to 8 oz. each)
11 to 14 min. Peel and cut into 1″ cubes.
Place in 2-qt. casserole with 1/2
cup water. Stir after half of time.
2 to 5 min.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place
in center of the oven. Let stand
5 minutes.
(fresh, whole,
sweet or white)
(fresh, summer
and yellow)
(winter, acorn
or butternut)
10 to 16 oz.
5 to 8 min.
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.
1 lb. sliced
4 to 7 min.
1 or 2 squash
7 to 11 min.
(about 1 lb. each)
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed
In 1-qt. casserole, place
3 tablespoons water.
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(frozen, chopped
and leaf)
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4
cup water.
Cut in half and remove fibrous
membranes. In 2-qt. oblong
glass baking dish, place squash
cut-side-down. Turn cut-side-up
after 4 minutes.
Safety Instructions
About the time features.
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.)
Operating Instructions
Press Time Defrost.
Enter defrosting time.
Press START.
Turn food over when the oven signals.
Press START.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
At one half of selected defrosting time, the oven signals
TURN. At this time, turn food over and break apart or
rearrange pieces for more even defrosting. Shield any
warm areas with small pieces of foil.
A dull thumping noise may be heard during defrosting.
This is normal when oven is not operating at High power.
Defrosting Tips
■ Foods frozen in paper or plastic can be defrosted in
the package. Closed packages should be slit, pierced
or vented AFTER food has partially defrosted. Plastic
storage containers should be partially uncovered.
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■ 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.
Safety Instructions
Defrosting Guide
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece) 1/2 min.
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.) 2 to 4 min.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
8 to 12 min.
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.) 5 to 8 min.
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
Place unopened package in oven.
Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
3 to 6 min.
Place unopened package in oven.
Microwave just until franks can be
separated. Let stand 5 minutes,
if necessary, to complete defrosting.
5 to 8 min.
Turn meat over after half the time.
10 to 16 min. Use power level 1.
per lb.
5 to 10 min. Place unwrapped meat in cooking
per lb.
dish. Turn over after half the time
and shield warm areas with foil.
When finished, separate pieces and
let stand to complete defrosting.
3 to 6 min.
16 to 22 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.
22 to 28 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.
9 to 16 min. Place unwrapped hen in the oven
per lb.
breast-side-up. Turn over after half
the time. Run cool water in the
cavity until giblets can be removed.
5 to 10 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.
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Cornish hen
3 to 7 min.
Troubleshooting Tips
Steaks, chops and cutlets
Operating Instructions
Plastic pouch – 1 or 2
(10-oz. package)
Place block in casserole. Turn over
and break up after half the time.
Safety Instructions
About the time features.
Express Cook
This is a quick way to set cooking time for 1–6 minutes.
Press one of the Express Cook pads (from 1 to 6) for
1–6 minutes of cooking at power level 10. For example,
press the 2 pad for 2 minutes of cooking time.
Operating Instructions
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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
■ It can be used as a quick way to set 30 seconds of
cooking time.
Safety Instructions
About the auto feature.
Auto Defrost
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and fish. Use Time
Defrost for most other frozen foods.
Auto Defrost automatically sets the defrosting times and
power levels to give even defrosting results for meats,
poultry and fish weighing up to 6 pounds.
Press Auto Defrost.
Operating Instructions
Using the Conversion Guide below, enter food weight.
For example, press pads 1 and 2 for 1.2 pounds
(1 pound, 3 ounces).
Press START.
(Time Defrost is explained in the About the time features
There is a handy guide located on the inside front of the oven.
■ Remove meat from package and place on microwavesafe dish.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
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
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Enter Food Weight
(tenths of a pound)
Safety Instructions
About the convenience features.
To use the Popcorn feature:
(less time)
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.
Press Popcorn once for a 3.0-ounce package of
popcorn or twice for a 3.5-ounce package of
popcorn. The oven starts immediately.
(more time)
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
3.0 to 3.5 ounces.
Operating Instructions
During the Popcorn cycle, the turntable will rotate,
stop, then rotate again. This feature provides optimum
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
To add time:
After pressing Popcorn, press 9 immediately after the
oven starts for an extra 10 seconds. Press 9 again to add
another 10 seconds (total 20 seconds additional time).
To subtract time:
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After pressing Popcorn, press 1 immediately after
the oven starts for 10 seconds less cooking time.
Press 1 again to reduce cooking time another
10 seconds (total 20 seconds less cooking time).
Safety Instructions
To use the Beverage feature:
Press Beverage once for a 4-oz. beverage, twice for and
8-oz. beverage or three times for a 12-oz. beverage.
Drinks heated with the Beverage feature may be very hot.
Remove the container with care.
Operating Instructions
The Snacks feature automatically sets the microwaving
times and power levels to warm a variety of snack foods.
Press Snacks.
Select snack type 1–6 (see Snacks Guide below).
Enter the number of items or the food weight
in ounces.
Press START.
Troubleshooting Tips
HINT: You can press and hold the Snacks pad during
cooking to display the remaining microwaving time.
Snacks Guide
Food Type
Bread, rolls, muffins
Pizza (leftover slices)
Dessert toppings
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.
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Safety Instructions
About the convenience features.
The Reheat feature reheats many previously
cooked foods.
Operating Instructions
Press Reheat.
Select food type 1–7 for one serving (see Reheat
Guide below). The oven starts immediately.
For food types 1–6, press 2 or 3 to reheat 2 or
3 servings.
NOTE: The serving size may be changed or added after
pressing START by pressing number pads 1, 2 or 3.
Serving size for food type 7 cannot be changed.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Reheat Guide
Food Type
1 Pasta
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
2 Meats, casseroles, pizza
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
3 Fruits and vegetables
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
4 Beverages, 8–10 oz.
Use wide mouth mug.
5 Sauces and gravies
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
6 Pizza (pieces)
Do not cover.
7 Plate of leftovers
(2 to 3 foods, 4 oz. each)
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Safety Instructions
The Cook feature automatically sets the cooking times
and power levels for a variety of foods.
Press Cook.
Select food type 1–9 (see the Cook Guide below).
Enter weight in ounces.
Press START.
Operating Instructions
Hint: Press and hold the Cook pad during cooking to display
the food type and remaining cook time.
Cook Guide
1 Canned Vegetables
4 to 20 oz.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
2 Frozen Vegetables
4 to 20 oz.
Use microwave-safe casserole or
bowl. Follow package instructions
for adding water. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap.
3 Fresh Vegetables
4 to 16 oz.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons water for each
serving. Cover with lid or vented
plastic wrap.
4 Potatoes
8 to 40 oz.
Pierce skin with fork. Place potatoes
on the turntable.
5 Fish
4 to 16 oz.
Use oblong, square or round dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
6 Chicken Pieces
4 to 40 oz.
Use oblong, square or round dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap or
wax paper.
7 Ground Meat
(beef, pork, turkey)
8 to 48 oz.
Use round casserole dish. Crumble
meat into dish. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap.
8 Bacon
2 to 10 oz.
Layer strips on a plate, 4 to a layer.
Cover each layer with a paper towel.
9 Pizza
(frozen, microwaveable)
4 to 16 oz.
Follow package instructions to
prepare pizza for microwaving.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Food Type
Safety Instructions
About the other features.
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 CLEAR/OFF.
Operating Instructions
Press to enter the time of day or to check the time of
day while microwaving.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Press Clock.
Enter time of day.
Press START or Clock.
Safety Instructions
Delay Start
Delay Start allows you to set the microwave to delay
cooking up to 12 hours.
Press Delay Start.
Enter the time you want the oven to start. (Be sure
the microwave clock shows the correct time of day.)
Select your desired cooking or defrosting program.
Operating Instructions
Press START.
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 Clock.
Child Lock-Out
Troubleshooting Tips
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 to the extreme right.
For best cooking results, leave the turntable on. It can
be turned off for large dishes. Press TurnTable to turn
the turntable on or off.
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Sometimes the turntable can become too hot to touch.
Be careful touching the turntable during and after
Safety Instructions
About the other features.
Kitchen Timer
This pad performs three functions:
■ It operates as a minute timer.
■ It can be set to delay cooking.
■ It can be used as a hold setting after defrosting.
Operating Instructions
The Kitchen Timer operates without microwave energy.
How to Use as a Minute Timer
Press Kitchen Timer.
Enter the amount of time you want to count down.
Press START. When the time is up, the timer
will signal.
How to Use to Delay the Start of Cooking
You can set the microwave to delay cooking up to
99 minutes and 99 seconds.
Troubleshooting Tips
Press Time Cook and enter the amount of
cooking time.
Press Kitchen Timer and enter the amount of time to
delay the start of cooking.
Press START. The timer will begin counting down
to zero and cooking will then begin.
How to Use to Set a Holding Time
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You can set a holding time between Defrost and
Time Cook, from one second to 99 minutes.
Press Time Defrost.
Enter defrosting time.
Press Kitchen Timer.
Enter the amount of time you want the oven
to hold.
Press Time Cook.
Enter cooking time.
Press START.
Safety Instructions
Microwave terms.
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is
caused by:
■ metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
■ foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like
Operating Instructions
■ metal such as twist-ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
■ recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce
cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
allows excess steam to escape.
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to
prevent 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.
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by
turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Instructions
Care and cleaning of the microwave oven.
Helpful Hints
An occasional thorough wiping with a solution of
baking soda and water keeps the inside fresh.
Operating Instructions
Unplug the cord before cleaning any part of this oven.
How to Clean the Inside
Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and Plastic Parts
on the Door
Some spatters can be removed with a paper towel;
others may require a damp cloth. Remove greasy
spatters with a sudsy cloth, then rinse with a damp
cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or sharp utensils
on oven walls.
Troubleshooting Tips
To clean the surface of the door and the surface of the oven that
come together upon closing, use only mild, nonabrasive soaps or
detergents using a sponge or soft cloth. Rinse with a damp cloth
and dry.
Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part of
your microwave.
Removable Turntable and Turntable Support
Consumer Support
To prevent breakage, do not place the turntable into
water just after cooking. Wash it carefully in warm, sudsy
water or in the dishwasher. The turntable and support
can be broken if dropped. Remember, do not operate
the oven without the turntable and support in place.
Safety Instructions
How to Clean the Outside
Do not use cleaners containing ammonia or alcohol on
the microwave oven. Ammonia or alcohol can damage
the appearance of the microwave.
Operating Instructions
Clean the outside of the microwave with a sudsy cloth.
Rinse and then dry. Wipe the window clean with a
damp cloth.
Control Panel and Door
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use
cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap and water,
abrasives or sharp objects on the panel—they can
damage it. Some paper towels can also scratch the
control panel.
Door Surface
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
Power Cord
If the cord becomes soiled, unplug and wash with a
damp cloth. For stubborn spots, sudsy water may be
used, but be certain to rinse with a damp cloth and
dry thoroughly before plugging cord into outlet.
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Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages
first and you may not need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Oven will not start
A fuse in your home
may be blown or the
circuit breaker tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset
circuit breaker.
Power surge.
• Unplug the microwave
oven, then plug it back in.
Plug not fully inserted
into wall outlet.
• Make sure the 3-prong
plug on the oven is fully
inserted into wall outlet.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close
START pad not pressed
after entering cooking
• Press START.
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Control panel lighted,
yet oven will not start
Another selection entered • Press CLEAR/OFF.
already in oven and
CLEAR/OFF pad not
pressed to cancel it.
Cooking time not entered
after pressing Time Cook.
• Make sure you have
entered cooking time
after pressing Time Cook.
CLEAR/OFF was pressed
• Reset cooking program
and press START.
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Food weight not entered
• Make sure you have
after selecting Auto Defrost. entered food weight
after selecting Auto Defrost.
Food type not entered
after selecting Reheat,
Snacks or Cook.
“LOC” appears in
• Make sure you have
entered a food type.
The control has been
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF
locked. (When the control
for about three seconds to
panel is locked, LOC will
unlock the control.
be displayed.)
Safety Instructions
Things That Are Normal With Your Microwave Oven
■ Steam or vapor escaping from around the door.
■ Light reflection around door or outer case.
■ Dimming oven light and change in the blower sound at power
levels other than high.
■ Dull thumping sound while oven is operating.
Operating Instructions
■ Turntable starts and stops automatically during Popcorn.
■ 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
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GE Microwave Oven Warranty.
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service
Centers, or an authorized Customer Care® technician
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Troubleshooting Tips
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