Owner`s Manual Operating Instructions Troubleshooting Tips

Microwave Oven
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . 2–4
Operating Instructions
Oven Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 6
Power Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Time Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10
Automatic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sensor Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13
Other Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14. 15
Microwave Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Owner’s Manual
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Care and Cleaning . . . . . . .16, 17
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . 18
Things That Are Normal . . . . . . . . . 18
Consumer Support
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Consumer Support . . . . . .Back Cover
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # _________________
Serial # __________________
You can find them on a label
inside the oven.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
SAFETY INFORMATION
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety
messages will follow the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”, “WARNING”, or “CAUTION”. These words are defined as:
DANGER
Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
When using electrical applainces basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
To reduce risk of burns, electric shock, fire, personal injury or exposure to excessive microwave
WARNING energy.
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PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY section on page 4.
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in this manual. Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors
in this appliance. This microwave oven is specifically
designed to heat, dry or cook food, and is not intended
for laboratory or industrial use.
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service personnel. Contact nearest authorized service
facility for examination, repair, or adjustment.
INSTALLATION
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the provided installation instructions.
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a properly grounded outlet. See the GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS section on page 3.
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cord or plug, if it is not working properly, or if it has been
damaged or dropped.
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE IN THE OVEN CAVITY
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paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed
inside the oven while cooking.
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plastic containers before placing them in the oven.
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accessories, in this oven when not in use. Do not leave
paper products, cooking utensils or food in the cavity
when not in use. Microwave rack should be removed
from oven when not in use.
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closed, turn the oven off and disconnect the power cord,
or shut off power at the fuse or circuit breaker panel.
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BURNS
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holders and direct steam away from face and hands.
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prevent build-up of pressure.
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the oven which may become hot during use.
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can present a risk of burn when removing them from the
microwave. The potential for a burn is greater in young
children, who should not be allowed to remove hot items
from the microwave.
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when used by children.
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surface when the microwave oven is in operation.
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be used in a microwave/convection oven because they
increase the risk of electric shock and could cause a fire.
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off the pad and touch electrical parts involving risk of
electric shock.
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operated in any cooking mode except microwave only.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
OPERATING AND CLEANING (Continued)
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and should not be heated in this microwave oven.
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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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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.in compliance with
cookware manufacturers’ recommendations.
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seals against the microwave. Use only mild, nonabrasive
detergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth.
Rinse well.
SUPERHEATED WATER
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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.
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microwave oven for a short time before removing the
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into the container.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
To prevent risk of electric shock, follow these instructions:
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Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a
risk of electric shock.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of an
electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric
shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
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grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug must
be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded.
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grounding instructions are not completely understood,
or if doubt exists as to whether the appliance is properly
grounded.
A short power-supply is provided to reduce the risks
resulting from becoming entangled or tripping over a longer
cord. Do not use an extension cord with this appliance. If
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service technician install an outlet near the appliance.
PACEMAKERS
Most pacemakers are shielded from interference from electronic products, including microwaves. However,
patients with pacemakers may wish to consult their physicians if they have concerns.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
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.
• Do Not Place any object between the oven front
face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to
accumulate on sealing surfaces.
• Do Not Operate the oven if it is damaged. It is
particularly important that the oven door close
properly and that there is no damage to the:
(1) door (bent)
(2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened)
(3) door seals and sealing surfaces
• The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by
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Contact nearest autorized service facility for
examination, repair or adjustment.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (U.S.A.)
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
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and if not installed and used properly, that is in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may
cause interference to radio and television reception. It has
been type tested and found to comply with limits for an
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designed to provide reasonable protection against such
interference in a residential installation. However, there is
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radio or television reception, which can be determined by
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try to correct the interference by one or more of the following:
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„ Reorient the receiving antenna of radio or television.
„ Relocate the Microwave oven with respect to the receiver.
„ Move the microwave oven away from the receiver.
„ Plug the microwave oven into a different outlet so that
microwave oven and receiver are on different branch
circuits.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV
interference cause by unauthorized modification to this
microwave oven. It is the responsibility of the user to correct
such interference.
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About the features of your microwave oven.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
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Features of the Oven
Door Latches.
Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows cooking to be
viewed while keeping microwaves confined in the oven.
Removable Turntable. Turntable and support must be in
place when using the oven. The turntable may be
removed for cleaning.
Removable Turntable Support. The roller
ring support must be in place when using
the oven.
Touch Control Panel Display.
Door Latch Release. Press latch release to
open door.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and oven light are located on the
inside walls of the microwave oven.
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About the features of your microwave oven.
You can microwave by time, with the sensor features or with the auto feature.
ADD 1
MINUTE
TIMER
Cooking Controls
Time Features
Press
Number Pads
WARM
POPCORN
Press once, twice or three times
POWER LEVEL
Press one to ten times
INVERTER DEFROST
ADD 1 MINUTE
Press one to ten times
TIMER
Enter
Options
Amount of cooking time
Amount of warming time
Press START
3.5 oz., 3.0 oz.
or 1.75 oz.
More/Less time
Amount of cooking time
Food weight up to 6 lbs.
Press START
Amount of time
Sensor Features
Press
DINNER
BREAKFAST
LUNCH/SNACK
SIDE DISH
Press until food appears
in display
REHEAT
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Enter
Press START
Press START
Press START
Press START
Options
More/Less time
More/Less time
More/Less time
More/Less time
Press START
More/Less time
About changing the power level.
Power Level
Select the power level before entering the
cooking time. Press POWER LEVEL until the
desired power level appears in the display.
Press
Once
Twice
3 times
4 times
5 times
6 times
7 times
8 times
9 times
10 times
Power Level
P10 (High)
P9
P8
P7 (Med.-High)
P6 (Medium)
P5
P4
P3 (Med.-Low) Defrost
P2
P1 (Low)
The maximum programmable cooking time
at Power Level 10 is 30 minutes. For other
Power Levels, the maximum cooking time is 99
minutes and 99 seconds.
A high setting (P10) will cook faster but food
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turning over. A lower setting will cook more
evenly and need less stirring or rotating of the
food.
Here are some examples of uses for various
power levels:
P10 High for fish, bacon, vegetables, boiling
liquids, etc.
P7
Medium high for gentle cooking of meat
and poultry, baking casseroles and
reheating
P5
Medium for slow cooking and tenderizing
for stews and less tender cuts of meat
P2 or Low for defrosting
P3
Variable power levels add flexibility to
microwave cooking. Power Level 7 (P7) is
microwave energy at 70% of full power. Power
Level 3 (P3) is microwave energy at 30% of full
power. Most cooking will be done on High (P10),
which gives you 100% of power.
About the time features.
To Cook by Time
Stage Cooking
The microwave is automatically set for Power
Level 10 (High). It can be changed for cooking
flexibility. At Power Level 10, the maximum
programmable cooking time is 30 minutes.
Maximum cooking times
for Power Levels 1 to 9 are 99 minutes
and 99 seconds.
You can program up to 5 cooking stages:
1
Press POWER LEVEL until the desired
power level appears in the display window.
Skip this step if you wish to
use Power Level 10.
2 Enter the cooking time using the number
pads.
3 Press START.
1 Press POWER LEVEL until the desired
power level appears in the display window.
2 Set the cooking time using the
number pads.
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2. (For additional
stages, repeat steps 1 and 2).
4 Press START.
Each cooking stage time will count down
in the display. The microwave will beep 2
times between each stage. At the end of the
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You may open the door during the cooking
time to check the food. Close the door
and press START to resume cooking. The
microwave will beep 5 times to signal that the
cooking time is completed.
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About the time features.
Cooking Guide for Timed Cooking
Use High power level (P10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
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(frozen spears)
10-oz. package
5 to 8 min.,
Med-High (P7)
4 to 7 min.
Beans
(fresh green)
(frozen green)
(frozen lima)
1 lb. cut in half
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
10 to 14 min.
4 to 8 min.
4 to 8 min.
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Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
16 to 21 min.
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Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
(frozen, chopped)
(frozen spears)
1 bunch (11ø4 to 11ø2 lbs.)
1 bunch (11ø4 to 11ø2 lbs.)
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
5 to 9 min.
7 to 10 min.
4 to 7 min.
4 to 7 min.
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1 medium head (about 2 lbs.)
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5 to 9 min.
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Carrots
(fresh, sliced)
(frozen)
1 lb.
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
3 to 7 min.
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Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
1 medium head
1 medium head
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min.
7 to 14 min.
3 to 7 min.
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Corn
(frozen kernel)
10-oz. package
2 to 6 min.
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Corn on the cob
(fresh)
1 to 5 ears
11/4 to 4 min.
per ear
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husk, use no water; if corn has been husked, add
1/4 cup water. Rearrange after half of time.
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
3 to 6 min.
2 to 3 min.
per ear
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Cover with vented plastic wrap. Rearrange after
half of time.
Mixed vegetables
(frozen)
10-oz. package
2 to 6 min.
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Peas
(fresh, shelled)
(frozen)
2 lbs. unshelled
10-oz. package
7 to 9 min.
2 to 6 min.
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Potatoes
(fresh, cubed, white)
4 potatoes (6 to 8 oz. each)
9 to 11 min.
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casserole with 1/2 cup water. Stir after half of
time.
1 (6 to 8 oz.)
2 to 4 min.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place in the oven, 1d
apart, in circular arrangement. Let stand 5 minutes.
Spinach
(fresh)
10 to 16 oz.
3 to 6 min.
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(frozen, chopped and leaf)
10-oz. package
3 to 6 min.
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Squash
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(winter, acorn or butternut) 1 to 2 squash (about 1 lb. each)
5 to 9 min.
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Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
Cabbage
(fresh)
(wedges)
(frozen)
(fresh, whole, sweet
or white)
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Add 1 Minute
You can use this feature in two ways:
„ Each time the pad is pressed, it will add one
minute to the time counting down. Press up
to 10 times to add 10 minutes
of cooking time.
„ It can be used to set one minute of cooking
time.
1
Press ADD 1 MINUTE, up to 10 times.
2
Press START.
The oven will beep 5 times when cooking
is completed.
ADD 1 MINUTE only applies to Time Cook,
Warm and Timer.
Popcorn
To use the Popcorn feature:
1
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
1.75 to 3.5 ounces.
2
Follow package instructions. Place the
package of popcorn in the center of
the microwave.
Press POPCORN:
Once for 3.5 oz. bag.
Twice for 3.0 oz. bag.
3 times for 1.75 oz. bag.
3 Press START.
Warm
This feature will keep food warm up to 30
minutes after cooking.
This feature can be programmed as a
final cooking stage, after one or more cooking
times have been entered.
It cannot be used in combination with Sensor
or Auto features.
How to Adjust the Popcorn Program to
Provide a Shorter or Longer Cook Time
If the brand of popcorn you use
consistently overcooks or underpops,
you can add or subtract 10 to 20 seconds
to the popping time.
Press the MORE/LESS pad before the START
pad:
Once Adds 10 seconds
Twice Adds 20 seconds
3 Times Subtracts 10 seconds
4 Times Subtracts 20 seconds
5 Times Reverts to original setting
1 Press WARM.
2 Enter the warming time, up to 30 minutes.
3 Press START.
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About the time features.
To Soften and Melt
Cream Cheese
The following are a few examples of how to
soften or melt food items using various Power
Levels and cooking times.
To soften 8 oz. of cream cheese, remove
wrapper and place the cream cheese in a
microwave-safe dish.
Brown Sugar
To soften 1 cup of brown sugar, place sugar
in a microwave-safe dish with a slice of bread.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
1 Select POWER LEVEL P10 (High).
2 Enter 20 to 30 seconds.
3 Press START.
Refrigerated Butter
To soften 1 stick (1/4 lb.) of refrigerated butter,
remove wrapper and place the butter in a
microwave-safe dish.
1 Select POWER LEVEL P2.
2 Enter 1 minute.
3 Press START.
To melt 1 stick (1/4 lb.) of refrigerated butter,
place in a microwave-safe dish. Cover with lid
or vented plastic wrap.
1 Select POWER LEVEL P6 (Medium).
2 Enter 1 to 1 ø minutes.
3 Press START.
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1 Select POWER LEVEL P3 (Med.-Low).
2 Enter 1 to 2 minutes.
3 Press START.
Ice Cream
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1 Select POWER LEVEL P3 (Med.-Low).
2 Enter 45 seconds.
3 Press START.
Check often to prevent melting.
About the automatic features.
Inverter Defrost
Use INVERTER DEFROST for meat, poultry
and fish.
INVERTER DEFROST automatically sets the
defrosting time and power levels for even
defrosting results. Use for meats, poultry and
fish weighing up to 6 pounds.
1
2
3
Press INVERTER DEFROST.
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.
When the oven beeps two times, TURN OVER
appears in the display. Turn food over,
rearrange foods or remove defrosted meat.
Shield warm areas with small pieces of foil.
Defrosting Tips
„ Place food in a microwave safe dish.
„ Place roasts fat-side down. Place whole
poultry breast-side down.
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Standing Time
After defrosting, most meats should stand
5 minutes to complete defrosting. Large roasts
should stand for about 30 minutes.
Standing time can be programmed to
count down at the end of the defrost cycle. See
the Timer section on page 15 for details.
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
1–2
3
4–5
6–7
8
9–10
11
12–13
14–15
Enter Food Weight (tenths of a pound)
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More/Less
Use the MORE/LESS pad to adjust Sensor
cooking and Popcorn program cooking times.
For Sensor cooking, press the
MORE/LESS pad:
Once Adds approximately 20% more time
Twice Subtracts approximately 20% time
3 Times Reverts to original setting
Press START.
To adjust Popcorn, press the
MORE/LESS pad:
Once Adds 10 seconds
Twice Adds 20 seconds
3 Times Subtracts 10 seconds
4 Times Subtracts 20 seconds
5 Times Reverts to original setting
Press START.
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About the sensor features.
Humidity Sensor
The Sensor Features detect the increasing humidity released during cooking. The oven
automatically adjusts the cooking time to various types and amounts of food.
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severely overcooked or burnt food. If food is undercooked after the countdown, use the number
pads to add more cooking time. Cooking preference varies with individuals. After using the Sensor
Reheat or Sensor Cooking pad, you may want to adjust for a different cooking time. The MORE/
LESS pad allows you to add or subtract 10% to 20% cooking
time to the program. See page 11 for details.
„ The proper containers and covers are essential for best sensor cooking.
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overcook.
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„ 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.
Dry off dishes so they don’t mislead
the sensor.
Reheat
NOTE: Do not use this feature twice
in succession on the same food
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overcooked or burnt food.
The Reheat feature should be used to heat
previously cooked foods, such as a plate
of leftovers.
1
Place covered food in the oven.
Press REHEAT.
START. The oven beeps 2
2 Press
times when steam is detected. Time
remaining begins to count down in the
display window. The oven will beep 5 times
at the end of the countdown.
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.
Reheated foods may have wide variations
in temperature. Some areas may be
extremely hot.
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Some Foods Not Recommended for
Use With Reheat
It is best to use Time Cooking for these foods:
„
Bread products.
„ Foods that must be reheated uncovered.
„ Foods that need to be stirred or rotated.
„ Foods calling for a dry look or crisp surface
after reheating.
After using this feature a few times, you
may find that beverages are not hot enough.
To reduce time by 20%: Press the MORE/LESS
pad two times. To add 20% to cooking time:
Press the MORE/LESS pad one time. Press the
MORE/LESS pad before the START pad.
Sensor Cooking
Do not open the oven door until time is
counting down. If the door is opened,
close it and press START immediately.
Sensor cooking allows you to cook food
without setting a time.
Choose the Sensor Cooking feature for your
food type.
How to Change the Automatic Settings
Always use microwave-safe containers.
Cover them with lids or vented plastic wrap. Be
careful when removing covers after cooking.
To avoid steam burns, remove covers facing
away from you.
After using this feature a few times, you
may find that food is undercooked or overcooked. You can adjust the cooking time for
some foods to suit your personal taste.
NOTE: Do not use these features
twice in succession on the same
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severely overcooked or burnt food.
food in the oven.
1 Place
Press the food pad until the food category
appears in the window.
START. The oven beeps 2
2 Press
times when steam is detected. Time
remaining begins to count down in the
display window. The oven will beep 5 times
at the end of the countdown.
To reduce time by 20%:
Press the MORE/LESS pad two times.
To add 20% to cooking time:
Press the MORE/LESS pad one time.
Press the MORE/LESS pad before the START
pad.”
Sensor Cooking
Pad
Food Type
Amount
Comments
Breakfast
Oatmeal
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ø to 1 cup
Breakfast Sausage
2 to 8 links
Omelet
2 to 4 eggs
Soup
1 to 2 cups
Frozen Entrees
8 to 32 oz.
Frozen Pizza
Frozen Pocket Sandwich
8 oz.
1 sandwich
(4–5 oz.)
4 maximum
6 to 8 oz. each
Place in a serving bowl. Do not cover.
Follow package directions.
Follow package directions for pre-cooked
sausage. Arrange in a star pattern.
Coat a 9-inch pie plate with 1ø2 tbsp. melted
butter for each egg. Add 1 tbsp. milk for each egg.
Cook covered with vented plastic wrap. Let stand
2 minutes after cooking. Always use scrambled eggs.
Place in serving bowl. Cover with vented plastic
wrap. Stir after cooking.
Follow package directions. After 2 beeps, stir
or rearrange.
Follow package directions.
Follow package directions.
Lunch/
Snack
Side Dish
Dinner
Potatoes
Fresh Vegetables
4 to 16 oz.
Frozen Vegetables
6 to 16 oz.
Canned Vegetables
White Rice
15 oz.
Brown Rice
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Frozen Dinners
11 to 16 oz.
Pasta
Stew
Ground Meat
2 to 8 oz.
1 to 2 cups
16 to 32 oz.
Fish Fillets
4 to 16 oz.
Pierce skin with a fork, 6 times, evenly spaced.
Space potatoes 1 inch apart. Let stand 5 minutes
to complete cooking.
Add 1 tbsp. water per 1ø2 cup of vegetables. Cover
with vented plastic wrap.
Add 1 tbsp. water per 1ø2 cup of vegetables. Cover
with vented plastic wrap. Stir or rearrange after
2 beeps. (Not for vegetables in butter or sauce).
Do not cover.
ø to 11ø2 cups
Use hot tap water. Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
ø to 11ø2 cups
Use hot tap water. Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Follow package directions. Do not use food
packaged in foil trays.
Use hot tap water. Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Cover with vented plastic wrap. Stir after cooking.
Break apart in glass bowl or colander. Cover
with vented plastic wrap. Stir after 2 beeps.
Re-cover and press START.
Arrange in a single layer. Cover with vented
plastic wrap.
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About the other features.
Stop/Reset
Use the STOP/RESET pad to clear the memory.
During cooking, press once to stop the cooking
process. Press twice to cancel all cooking
instructions.
Options Features
The OPTIONS pad allows you to establish and
set preferred non-cooking features. These
features include: Child Lock, Word Speed, and
more. See the chart below.
To access and change the various
OPTIONS features:
1 Press OPTIONS.
2 Press the number of the desired feature,
1 through 9.
3 Select and press the number for the desired
setting, 1 or 2, or 1, 2 or 3.
Number Pad
Option
Choices (* indicates default setting)
LB/KG
1. LB. Weight display in ounces/pounds*
2. KG. Weight display in grams/kilograms
WORD
SPEED
1. Fast scrolling speed
2. Medium scrolling speed*
3. Low scrolling speed
MENU
ACTION
1. ON Step-by-step programming instructions
displayed
2. OFF Instructions not displayed*
CHILD
LOCK-OUT
1. ON Oven is locked, will not operate
2. OFF Lock-out cancelled*
BEEP
ON/OFF
1. ON Beep sound on
2. OFF Beep sound turned off*
REMINDER
BEEP
1. ON Reminder beep sounds every 15 seconds
2. OFF Reminder beep turned off*
DAYLIGHT
SAVINGS TIME
1. ON Time of day advances one hour
2. OFF Time returns to original setting*
CLOCK
ON/OFF
1. ON Time of day is displayed*
2. OFF Time of day is not displayed
DEMO
MODE
1. ON Oven is In-Store Demo mode
2. OFF Not in Demo mode
Insert Food Reminder
A reminder will show on the display if the user
tries to start cooking cycle without placing food
inside the microwave oven within 5 minutes
prior to starting the cooking cycle.
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Clock
Press to enter the time of day.
1 Press CLOCK.
2 Enter the time of day.
3 Press CLOCK.
Timer
This feature operates as a kitchen timer. It can
also be used to program a delay start or a
standing time after cooking is completed.
1 Press TIMER.
the amount of time, in minutes and
2 Enter
seconds, using the number pads (up to 99
Time will count down in the display window.
The oven will beep 5 times to alert you when
the time is up.
Opening the door will not stop the countdown.
The time will continue to count down if the
oven door is opened.
minutes and 99 seconds).
3 Press START.
Delay Start
You can program the oven to start at a later
time.
1 Press TIMER.
the amount of delay time,
2 Enter
in minutes and seconds, using the
number pads (up to 99 minutes
and 99 seconds).
3
4
5
Enter the desired cooking time using the
number pads.
Press START.
The Delay Start time will count down. The
oven will automatically start at the set time.
To cancel the Delay Start time, press STOP/
RESET.
Press the POWER LEVEL pad to set the
desired power level. Skip this step for
power level 10 (P10).
Stand Time
You can program the oven for a standing time
after cooking is completed.
the POWER LEVEL pad to set the
1 Press
desired power level. Skip this step for
power level 10 (P10).
the desired cooking time using the
2 Enter
number pads.
3 Press TIMER.
4
5
Enter the amount of stand time, up to 99
minutes and 99 seconds.
Press START.
The Stand Time will count down. When each
stage finishes, the oven will beep 2 times. At
the end of the program, the oven will beep 5
times. To cancel the Stand Time, press STOP/
RESET.
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Microwave terms.
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by:
„ metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
„ foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
„ metal such as twist-ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
„ recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or
covering with wax paper allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to prevent over-browning. When microwaving,
you use small strips of foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on poultry, which would
cook before larger parts.
Standing Time When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are allowed to stand to finish cooking or
to set. Standing time is especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved cake is not
placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by turning back one corner so excess
steam can escape.
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.
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
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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.
Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part of your microwave oven.
Removable Turntable and Turntable Support Ring
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 ring can
be broken if dropped. Remember, do not operate the oven without the turntable and
support ring 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 oven. If you choose to use a
common household cleaner, first apply the cleaner directly to a clean cloth, then wipe
the soiled area.
Stainless Steel
Do not use a steel-wool pad; it will scratch the surface.
To clean the stainless steel surface, use a hot, damp cloth with a mild detergent suitable
for stainless steel surfaces. Use a clean, hot, damp cloth to remove soap. Dry with a dry, clean
cloth.
The stainless steel can be cleaned with Cerama Bryte® or a similar product using a clean, soft
cloth. You can order Cerama Bryte® Stainless Steel Appliance Cleaner through GE Parts by calling
800.626.2002.
Control Panel and Door
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts of soap and
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scratch the control panel.
Door Surface
It is important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave oven.
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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Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the chart below 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.
Door not securely closed.
• Open the door and close securely.
START pad not pressed after
entering cooking selection.
• Press START.
Another selection entered
already in oven and STOP/RESET
pad not pressed to cancel it.
• Press STOP/RESET.
Cooking time not entered after
pressing POWER LEVEL.
• Make sure you have entered cooking time after
pressing POWER LEVEL and before pressing START.
Control panel lighted, yet
oven will not start
CLEAR/OFF was pressed accidentally. • Reset cooking program and press START.
Food weight not entered after
selecting INVERTER DEFROST.
• Make sure you have entered food weight after
selecting INVERTER DEFROST.
Oven was paused accidentally.
• Press START to restart the cooking program.
During the Sensor cooking
program, the door was opened
or STOP/RESET was pressed
before steam could be detected.
• Close the door and press START immediately.
Steam was not detected in
maximum amount of time.
• Press STOP/RESET.
“LOCK” appears on the
display
The control has been locked.
(When the control panel is locked,
LOCK will be displayed.)
• The child lock-out has been initiated. Press the
OPTIONS pad, then select 5 (CHILD LOCK-OUT) and
press 2 to cancel lock-out.
Food amount too large
for Sensor Reheat
Sensor Reheat is for single
servings of recommended foods.
• Use Time Cooking for large amounts of food.
SENSOR ERROR message
appears on display
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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„ 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.
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, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Please have serial and model numbers available when
calling for service.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of:
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 and related
service to replace the defective part.
Five Years
From the date of the
original purchase
The magnetron tube, if the magnetron tube fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this five-year limited warranty, you will be responsible for any labor or in-home
service costs.
For each of 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.
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.
„ Product not accessible to provide required service.
„ Failure of the product or damage to the product if it is
abused, misused (for example, cavity arcing from wire
rack or metal/foil), or used for other than the intended
purpose or used commercially.
„ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
„ Damage caused after delivery.
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this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for
home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is
not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an
Authorized GE Service Location for service. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. 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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