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GEA Nu-Con JES1656 User's Manual
Microwave Oven
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Safety Information . .2–11
Operating Instructions
Auto Feature . . . . . . . . 21
Microwave Terms . . . . .29
Other Features . . . 26–28
Oven Features . . . .12, 13
Power Levels . . . . . . . .14
Sensor Features . . 22–25
Time Features . . . .15–20
Consumer Support
Consumer
Support . . . . .Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Owner’s
Manual
JES1656
Care and Cleaning
Inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Turntable . . . . . . . . . . .30
Troubleshooting
Tips . . . . . . . . . . .32, 33
Things That Are
Normal . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________
Serial # ____________
Find these numbers on
a label inside the oven.
164D3370P264 49-40331 03-03 JR
Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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.
Operating Instructions
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE ENERGY
■ 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.
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■ 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:
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door (bent),
hinges and latches
(broken or loosened),
door seals and sealing
surfaces.
■ The Oven Should Not be
adjusted or repaired by
anyone except properly
qualified service personnel.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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.
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■ 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
Instructions.
■ 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.
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Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in
this Owner’s Manual.
■ To reduce the risk of fire in the
oven cavity:
■ Do not mount this appliance
over a sink.
■ Do not mount the microwave
oven over or near any portion of
a heating or cooking appliance.
– Do not overcook food. Carefully
attend appliance when paper,
plastic or other combustible
materials are placed inside the
oven while cooking.
■ Do not store anything directly
on top of the microwave oven
surface when the microwave oven
is in operation.
– Remove wire twist-ties and metal
handles from paper or plastic
containers before placing them
in the oven.
■ Do not operate this appliance if
it has a damaged power cord or
plug, if it is not working properly,
or if it has been damaged or
dropped.
– Do not use the oven for storage
purposes. Do not leave paper
products, cooking utensils or
food in the oven when not in use.
■ 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.
■ Keep power cord away from
heated surfaces.
■ Do not immerse power cord
or plug in water.
■ Do not let power cord hang over
edge of table or counter.
– Do not use the Sensor Features
twice in succession on the same
food portion. If food is
undercooked after the first
countdown, use Time Cook for
additional cooking time.
■ See door surface cleaning
instructions in the Care and
cleaning of the microwave oven
section of this manual.
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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.
– 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not cover or block any
openings on the appliance.
Operating Instructions
■ This microwave oven is not
approved or tested for marine use.
■ This appliance should be serviced
only 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.
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Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
ARCING
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
antennas).
FOODS
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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.
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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.
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■ 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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■ SUPERHEATED WATER
To reduce the risk of injury
to persons:
— Do not overheat the liquid.
— 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.
■ Hot foods and steam can
cause burns. Be careful when
opening any containers of
hot food, including popcorn
bags, cooking pouches and
boxes. To prevent possible
injury, direct steam away
from hands and face.
■ Do not overcook potatoes.
They could dehydrate and
catch fire, causing damage
to your oven.
■ Cook meat and poultry
thoroughly—meat to at
least an INTERNAL
temperature of 160°F
and poultry to at least an
INTERNAL temperature
of 180°F. Cooking to these
temperatures usually protects
against foodborne illness.
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— Use extreme care when
inserting a spoon or other
utensil into the container.
■ Don’t defrost frozen
beverages in narrow-necked
bottles (especially carbonated
beverages). Even if the
container is opened, pressure
can build up. This can cause
the container to burst,
possibly resulting in injury.
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.
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.
■ 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.
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Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
MICROWAVE-SAFE COOKWARE
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
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.
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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
escape.
■ Cookware may become hot
because of heat transferred
from the heated food. Pot
holders may be needed to
handle the cookware.
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Follow these guidelines:
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Use microwave-safe
plastics only and use
them in strict compliance
with the cookware
manufacturer’s
recommendations.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Use foil only as directed in
this guide. TV dinners may
be microwaved in foil trays
less than 3/4″ high; remove
the top foil cover and return
the tray to the box. When
using foil in the microwave
oven, keep the foil at least
1″ 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
containers.
not permit children
3 Do
to use plastic cookware
without complete
supervision.
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Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of
electric shock.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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—
EXTENSION CORDS section.)
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For best operation, plug this appliance into its own electrical
outlet to prevent flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or tripping
of circuit breaker.
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ADAPTER PLUGS
Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be disconnected
infrequently.
(Adapter plugs not
permitted in Canada)
Align large
prongs/slots
TEMPORARY
METHOD
Operating Instructions
Because of potential safety
hazards under certain conditions,
we strongly recommend against the
use of an adapter plug. However,
if you still elect to use an adapter,
where local codes permit,
a TEMPORARY CONNECTION may
be made to a properly grounded
2-prong wall receptacle by the use of
a UL listed adapter which is available
at most local hardware stores.
Ensure proper ground
and firm connection
before use.
The larger slot in the adapter must be aligned with the larger slot
in the wall receptacle to provide proper polarity in the connection
of the power cord.
CAUTION:
Troubleshooting Tips
Attaching the adapter ground terminal to the wall
receptacle cover screw does not ground the appliance unless the cover
screw is metal, and not insulated, and the wall receptacle is grounded
through the house wiring.
You should have the circuit checked by a qualified electrician to
make sure the receptacle is properly grounded.
When disconnecting the power cord from the adapter, always hold
the adapter with one hand. If this is not done, the adapter ground
terminal is very likely to break with repeated use. Should this
happen, DO NOT USE the appliance until a proper ground has
again been established.
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Usage situations where appliance’s power cord will be disconnected
frequently.
Do not use an adapter plug in these situations because frequent
disconnection of the power cord places undue strain on the
adapter and leads to eventual failure of the adapter ground
terminal. You should have the two-prong wall receptacle replaced
with a three-prong (grounding) receptacle by a qualified electrician
before using the appliance.
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Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
EXTENSION CORDS
A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting
from becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Operating Instructions
Extension cords may be used if you are careful in using them.
If an extension cord is used—
marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be
1 The
at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance;
extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord and
2 The
it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet;
extension cord should be arranged so that it will not drape
3 The
over the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by
children or tripped over unintentionally.
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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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READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY
INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Information
About the features of your microwave oven.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from
your model.
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
1150 Watts
Features of the Oven
Door Latches.
Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows cooking to be
viewed while keeping microwaves confined in the oven.
Convenience Guide.
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Touch Control Panel and 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 cleaning.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and oven light are located on the inside
walls of the microwave oven.
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You can microwave by time, with the sensor features or with the auto feature.
Operating Instructions
Cooking Controls
Press
TIME COOK
Press once or twice
AUTO/TIME DEFROST
Press twice
EXPRESS COOK
ADD 30 SEC
POWER LEVEL
Troubleshooting Tips
Check the Convenience Guide before you begin.
Time Features
Enter
Amount of cooking time
Amount of defrosting time
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Power level 1–10
Sensor Features and Auto Feature
Enter
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
AUTO/TIME DEFROST
Press once
Food weight
Option
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
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Press
POPCORN
BEVERAGE
REHEAT
BAKED POTATO
VEGETABLE
Press once (fresh vegetables)
Press twice (frozen vegetables)
Press three times (canned vegetables)
more/less time
more/less time
more/less time
(on some models)
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Safety Information
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
1 Press TIME COOK or select Time Defrost.
2 Enter cooking or defrosting time.
3 Press POWER LEVEL.
4 Select desired power level 1–10.
5 Press START.
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.
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Warm 1: Keeping food warm; softening butter.
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About the time features.
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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.
Operating Instructions
1 Press TIME COOK.
2 Enter cooking time.
power level if you don’t want full
3 Change
power. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
4 Press START.
You may open the door during Time Cook to check
the food. Close the door and press START to resume
cooking.
Time Cook II
Troubleshooting Tips
Lets you change power levels automatically during
cooking. Here’s how to do it:
1 Press TIME COOK.
2 Enter the first cook time.
the power level if you don’t want full
3 Change
power. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
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4 Press TIME COOK again.
5 Enter the second cook time.
the power level if you don’t want full
6 Change
power. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
7 Press START.
At the end of Time Cook I, Time Cook II counts down.
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Safety Information
About the time features.
Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide for Time Cook
NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
(frozen spears)
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.,
In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking
Med-High (7) dish, place 1/4 cup water.
4 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
Beans
(fresh green)
1 lb. cut in half
10 to 15 min.
(frozen green)
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
(frozen lima)
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
16 to 22 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
5 to 9 min.
7 to 11 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
4 to 7 min.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
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(fresh spears)
(frozen,
chopped)
(frozen spears)
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Cabbage
(fresh)
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4 to 7 min.
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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 6 to 10 min.
(about 2 lbs.)
5 to 9 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)
1 lb.
4 to 8 min.
(frozen)
10-oz. package
3 to 7 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place
1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
2 tablespoons water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
1 medium head 7 to 11 min.
(fresh, whole)
1 medium head 7 to 15 min.
(frozen)
10-oz. package
3 to 7 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.
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Corn
(frozen kernel)
10-oz. package
2 to 6 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
2 tablespoons water.
Corn on the cob
(fresh)
1 to 5 ears
11⁄ to 4 min.
per ear
(frozen)
1 ear
3 to 6 min.
2 to 6 ears
2 to 3 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 2-qt. oblong glass
baking dish. Cover with vented
plastic wrap. Rearrange after
half of time.
Mixed
vegetables
(frozen)
10-oz. package
2 to 6 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
3 tablespoons water.
Peas
(fresh, shelled)
2 lbs. unshelled
7 to 10 min.
(frozen)
10-oz. package
2 to 6 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)
9 to 12 min.
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
2 to 4 min.
10 to 16 oz.
3 to 6 min.
10-oz. package
3 to 6 min.
1 lb. sliced
3 to 5 min.
(fresh, whole,
sweet or white)
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen, chopped
and leaf)
1 or 2 squash
5 to 9 min.
(about 1 lb. each)
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.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed
spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place
3 tablespoons water.
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Squash
(fresh, summer
and yellow)
(winter, acorn
or butternut)
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Amount
Operating Instructions
Vegetable
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 cutside-down. Turn cut-side-up
after 4 minutes.
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Safety Information
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
1 Press AUTO/TIME DEF twice.
2 Enter defrosting time.
3 Press START.
4 Turn food over when the oven signals.
5 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 FOOD OVER. 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.
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■ 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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Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Comments
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece) 1/4 min.
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.) 2 to 4 min.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
6 to 9 min.
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.) 3 to 7 min.
1 to 5 min.
2 to 5 min.
Franks (1 lb.)
2 to 5 min.
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
4 to 6 min.
9 to 13 min.
per lb.
4 to 8 min.
per lb.
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
Place unwrapped meat in cooking
dish. Turn over after half the time
and shield warm areas with foil.
When finished, separate pieces and
let stand to complete defrosting.
14 to 20 min. Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap
and turn over after half the time. When
finished, separate pieces and microwave
2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary. Let
stand to finish defrosting.
20 to 25 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
per lb.
breast-side-up. Turn over after half
the time. Run cool water in the
cavity until giblets can be removed.
3 to 8 min.
Place unwrapped breast in dish breastper lb.
side-down. After half the time, turn over
and shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in
refrigerator to complete defrosting.
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Cornish hen
Place unopened package in oven.
Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
Place unopened package in oven.
Microwave just until franks can be
separated. Let stand 5 minutes, if
necessary, to complete defrosting.
Turn meat over after half the time.
Use power level 1.
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Meat
Bacon (1 lb.)
Steaks, chops and cutlets
Operating Instructions
Fruit
Plastic pouch—1 or 2
(10-oz. package)
Place block in casserole. Turn over
and break up after half the time.
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Safety Information
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 to 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.
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About the auto feature.
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Auto Defrost
The Auto/Time Defrost feature gives you two ways to
defrost frozen foods. Press AUTO/TIME DEF once
for Auto Defrost or twice for Time Defrost.
Use Auto Defrost for meat, poultry and fish.
Use Time Defrost for most other frozen foods.
Operating Instructions
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.
1 Press AUTO/TIME DEF once.
Using the Conversion Guide below, enter food
2 weight.
For example, press pads 1 and 2 for 1.2
pounds (1 pound, 3 ounces).
3 Press START.
(Time Defrost is explained in the About the time features
section.)
Guide
There is a handy guide located on the inside front of the oven.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Remove meat from package and place on microwavesafe dish.
■ Twice during defrost, the oven signals TURN FOOD OVER.
At each 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.
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
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Weight of Food in Ounces
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Safety Information
About the sensor features.
Humidity Sensor
Operating Instructions
The Sensor Features detect the increasing humidity
released during cooking. The oven automatically adjusts
the cooking time to various types and amounts of food.
Do not use the Sensor Features twice in succession
on the same food portion—it may result in severely
overcooked or burnt food. If food is undercooked
after the countdown, use Time Cook for additional
cooking time.
■ The proper containers and covers are essential for
best sensor cooking.
Covered
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
Vented
■ 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.
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Dry off dishes so they don’t mislead
the sensor.
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Popcorn
To use the Popcorn feature:
Follow package instructions, using Time Cook if the
1 package
is less than 1.75 ounces or larger than
(less time)
(more time)
NOTE: Do not use
this feature twice in
succession on the
same food portion—
it may result in
severely overcooked
or burnt food.
2 Press POPCORN. The oven starts immediately.
Operating Instructions
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
1.75 to 3.5 ounces.
3.5 ounces. Place the package of popcorn in the
center of the microwave.
If you open the door while POPCORN is displayed,
SENSOR ERROR will appear. Close the door, press
CLEAR/OFF and begin again.
If food is undercooked after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional cooking time.
How to Adjust the Popcorn Program to Provide a Shorter
or Longer Cook Time
If you find that the brand of popcorn you use
underpops or overcooks consistently, you can add or
subtract 20–30 seconds to the automatic popping time.
Troubleshooting Tips
To add time:
After pressing POPCORN, press 9 immediately after the
oven starts for an extra 20 seconds. Press 9 again to add
another 10 seconds (total 30 seconds additional time).
To subtract time:
After pressing POPCORN, press 1 immediately after the
oven starts for 20 seconds less cooking time. Press 1
again to reduce cooking time another 10 seconds
(total 30 seconds less time).
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Beverage
Press BEVERAGE to heat a cup of coffee or other
beverage.
NOTE: Do not use
this feature twice in
succession on the
same food portion—
it may result in
severely overcooked
or burnt food.
Drinks heated with the Beverage feature may be very hot.
Remove the container with care.
If food is undercooked after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional cooking time.
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Safety Information
About the sensor features.
Reheat
The Reheat feature reheats single servings of previously
cooked foods or a plate of leftovers.
(less time) (more time)
Operating Instructions
How to Change the
Automatic Settings
To reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the feature pad.
To add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the feature pad.
Troubleshooting Tips
NOTE: Do not use
this feature twice in
succession on the
same food portion—
it may result in
severely overcooked
or burnt food.
covered food in the oven. Press REHEAT.
1 Place
The oven starts immediately.
oven signals when steam is sensed and the time
2 The
remaining begins counting down.
Do not open the oven door until time is counting
down. If the door is opened, close it and press START
immediately.
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.
If food is not hot enough after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional reheating time.
Some Foods Not Recommended for Use With Reheat
It is best to use Time Cook for these foods:
■ Bread products.
■ Foods that must be reheated uncovered.
■ Foods that need to be stirred or rotated.
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■ Foods calling for a dry look or crisp surface after
reheating.
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Sensor Cooking
Vegetables, Baked Potatoes
(less time)
Place covered food in the oven. Press the food
pad. For vegetables, press the VEGETABLE pad once
for fresh vegetables, twice for frozen vegetables or
three times for canned vegetables.
(more time)
Sensor cooking gives you easy,
automatic results with a variety
of foods (see the Cooking Guide
below).
Operating Instructions
NOTE: Do not use
this feature twice in
succession on the
same food portion—
it may result in
severely overcooked
or burnt food.
The oven signals when steam is sensed and the
time remaining begins counting down. Turn or stir
the food if necessary.
Do not open the oven door until time is counting
down. If the door is opened, close it and press START
immediately.
If food is undercooked after the countdown, use
Time Cook for additional cooking time.
How to Change the Automatic Settings (automatic settings
for canned vegetables cannot be adjusted on some models):
You can adjust the cooking time for all foods to suit
your personal taste.
Troubleshooting Tips
To reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 within 30 seconds after pressing the food pad.
To add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 within 30 seconds after pressing the food pad.
Cooking Guide
Amount
Comments
Canned Vegetables
4–16 oz
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Frozen Vegetables
4–16 oz
Follow package instructions for adding
water. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Fresh Vegetables
4–16 oz
Add 1/4 cup water per serving.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Baked Potatoes
1/2–2 lbs
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Food Type
Pierce skin with fork. Place potatoes
on the turntable. If cooking three or more
potatoes, arrange in a star pattern.
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Safety Information
About the other features.
Cooking Complete Reminder
To remind you that you have food in the oven, the oven will
display FOOD IS READY and beep once a minute until you either
open the oven door or press CLEAR/OFF.
Clock
Operating Instructions
Press to enter the time of day or to check the time of
day while microwaving.
Troubleshooting Tips
1 Press CLOCK.
2 Enter time of day.
3 Select AM or PM.
4 Press START or CLOCK.
Scroll Speed
The scroll speed of the display can be changed. Press
and hold the AM/PM pad about 3 seconds to bring up
the display. Select 1–5 for slow to fast scroll speed.
Start/Pause
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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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Delay Start
Delay Start allows you to set the microwave to delay
cooking up to 24 hours.
Operating Instructions
1 Press DELAY.
the time you want the oven to start. (Be sure
2 Enter
the microwave clock shows the correct time of day.)
3 Select AM or PM.
Select any combination of Defrost Auto/Time and
4 Time
Cook.
Press START.
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The Delay Start time will be displayed plus DS. The oven
will automatically start at the delayed time.
The time of day may be displayed by pressing CLOCK.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Information
About the other features.
Child Lock-Out
You may lock the control panel to prevent the
microwave from being accidentally started or used
by children.
Operating Instructions
To lock or unlock the controls, press and hold
CLEAR/OFF for about three seconds. When the
control panel is locked, an L will be displayed
to the extreme right.
Sound Level
The beeper sound level can be adjusted. Press SOUND.
Choose 0–3 for mute to loud.
Timer On/Off
Timer On/Off operates as a minute timer and can be
used at any time, even when the oven is operating.
Troubleshooting Tips
1 Press TIMER.
2 Enter time you want to count down.
3 Press TIMER to start.
When time is up, the oven will signal. To turn off the
timer signal, press TIMER.
NOTE: The timer indicator will be lit while the timer is
operating.
Display On/Off
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To turn the clock display on or off, press and hold 0
for about 3 seconds. The Display On/Off feature cannot
be used while a cooking feature is in use.
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Microwave terms.
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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).
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.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Covering
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Safety Information
Care and cleaning of the microwave oven.
Helpful Hints
Open the oven door a few minutes after cooking to air
out the inside. An occasional thorough wiping with a
solution of baking soda and water keeps the inside fresh.
Unplug the cord before cleaning any part of this oven.
Operating Instructions
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.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
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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.
Case
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.
Stainless Steel
To clean the surface use hot soapy water, then rinse
and dry. Do not use steel wool pads or other abrasive
cleaners. They will scratch the surface.
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Safety Information
Before you call for service…
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages
first and you may not need to call for service.
Problem
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
securely.
START pad not pressed
after entering cooking
selection.
• Press START.
Control panel lighted, yet
oven will not start
Troubleshooting Tips
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
accidentally.
• Reset cooking program
and press START.
Food weight not entered
• Make sure you have
after selecting Auto Defrost. entered food weight
after selecting Auto Defrost.
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“SENSOR ERROR”
appears on display
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During Popcorn, Reheat,
Beverage, Baked Potato or
Vegetable program, the
door was opened before
steam could be detected.
• Do not open door until
steam is sensed and time
is shown counting down
on the display.
Steam was not detected
in maximum amount
of time.
• Use Time Cook to heat
for more time.
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Possible Causes
What To Do
“LOCKED” appears in
display
The control has been
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF
locked. (When the control
for about three seconds to
panel is locked, an L will
unlock the control.
be displayed.)
Food amount too large
for Sensor Reheat
Sensor Reheat is for single • Use Time Cook for large
servings of recommended
amounts of food.
foods.
Operating Instructions
Problem
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Information
Before you call for service…
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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
■ 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.
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GE Microwave Oven Warranty.
All warranty service provided by our
Factory Service Centers, or an authorized
Customer Care® technician. To schedule
service, on-line, 24 hours a day, contact
us at www.GEAppliances.com, or call
800.GE.CARES.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original
purchase date is needed
to obtain service under
the warranty.
GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the microwave oven 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 to replace the defective part.
You will be responsible for any in-home service costs.
Five Years
For the second through
the fifth year from the
date of original purchase
The magnetron tube, if the magnetron tube fails due to
a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
additional four-year limited warranty, you will be
responsible for any labor or in-home service costs.
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
For the above limited warranties: To avoid any trip charges, you must take the microwave oven to
a General Electric Customer Care ® servicer and pick it up following service. In-home service is also
available, but you must pay for the service technician’s travel costs to your home.
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What GE Will Not Cover:
■ Service trips to your home to teach
you how to use the product.
■ Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
■ Improper installation, delivery
or maintenance.
■ Damage to the product caused by
accident, fire, floods or acts of God.
■ Failure of the product if it is
abused, misused, or used for other
than the intended purpose or used
commercially.
■ Incidental or consequential damage
caused by possible defects with this
appliance.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
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This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased
for home use within the USA. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to
your home.
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
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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, catalogs, or even
schedule service on-line. You can also “Ask Our Team of Experts™” your questions,
and so much more...
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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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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