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GE JMS08BAAD Use and Care Manual
Electric
Ranges
GE Appliances
Owner’s Manual
JMS08
Part No. 164D3333P111
Pub. No. 49-8875 6-98 CG
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Safety Information
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . 3, 4
Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Surface Cooking Units . . . . . . . 5
Congratulations!
You Are Now Part of the GE Family.
Welcome to the GE family. We’re proud of our quality products and we are
committed to providing dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use Owner’s
Manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service department.
Best of all, you’ll experience these values each time you use your range. That’s
important, because your new range will be part of your family for many years.
And we hope you will be part of ours for a long time to come.
We thank you for buying GE. We appreciate your purchase, and hope you will
continue to rely on us whenever you need quality appliances for your home.
Operating Instructions
Using the Surface Units . . . . . 6
Using the Oven . . . . . . . . . . 7, 8
Using the Clock and Timer 9, 10
Oven Thermostat . . . . . . . . . . 11
GE & You, A Service Partnership.
IMPORTANT!
Fill out and return the Consumer Product Registration Card that is
packed with this product.
Care and Cleaning
Lift-Off Oven Door . . . . . . . . . 13
Oven Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Broiler Pan & Grid . . . . . . . . . 14
Surface Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Lift-Up Cooktop . . . . . . . . . . . 15
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Write the model and serial numbers here:
#
#
You can find them on a label behind the range door.
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Proof of the original purchase date is needed to obtain service under
the warranty.
Troubleshooting Tips
Before You Call
For Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 17
READ THIS MANUAL
Inside you will find many helpful hints on how to use and maintain
your range properly. Just a little preventive care on your part can save
you a great deal of time and money over the life of your range.
You’ll find many answers to common problems in the Before You Call
For Service section. If you review our chart of Troubleshooting Tips
first, you may not need to call for service at all.
Customer Service
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Service Telephone
Numbers . . . . . . . . . Back Cover
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IF YOU NEED SERVICE
If you do need service, you can relax knowing help is only a phone
call away. A list of toll-free customer service numbers is included in
the back section of this manual. Or you can always call the GE Answer
Center® at 800.626.2000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Safety Instructions
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.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
■ Keep the hood and grease filters clean
to maintain good venting and to avoid
grease fires.
■ Be sure your appliance is properly installed
and grounded by a qualified technician in
accordance with the provided installation
instructions.
■ Do not use water on grease fires. Never
pick up a flaming pan. Turn the controls
off. Smother a flaming pan on a surface
unit by covering the pan completely with a
well-fitting lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Use
a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type
fire extinguisher.
■ Do not attempt to repair or replace any
part of your range unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other
servicing should be referred to a qualified
technician.
■ Do not store flammable materials in an
oven or near the cooktop.
■ Have the installer show you the location of
the circuit breaker or fuse. Mark it for easy
reference.
■ Do not leave children alone—children
should not be left alone or unattended in
an area where an appliance is in use. They
should never be allowed to sit or stand on
any part of the appliance.
■ Teach children not to play with the
controls or any other part of the range.
■ CAUTION: Items of interest to children
should not be stored in cabinets above a
range—children climbing on the range to
reach items could be seriously injured.
■ Do not store or use combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
■ Do not touch the surface units, the heating
elements or the interior surface of the
oven. These surfaces may be hot enough to
burn even though they are dark in color.
During and after use, do not touch, or let
clothing or other flammable materials
contact, the surface units, areas nearby the
surface units or any interior area of the
oven; allow sufficient time for cooling first.
■ Potentially hot surfaces include the
cooktop, areas facing the cooktop, oven
vent opening, surfaces near the opening,
crevices around the oven door and metal
trim parts above the door.
■ REMEMBER: The inside surface of the oven
may be hot when the door is opened.
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■ Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or
hang on the door or cooktop. They could
damage the range and cause severe
personal injury.
■ Flame in the oven can be smothered
completely by closing the oven door and
turning the oven off or by using a multipurpose dry chemical or foam-type fire
extinguisher.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Before performing any service, disconnect
the range power supply at the household
distribution panel by removing the fuse or
switching off the circuit breaker.
■ Flaming grease outside a pan can be put
out by covering it with baking soda or, if
available, by using a multi-purpose dry
chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.
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■ Use this appliance only for its intended
purpose as described in this Owner’s
Manual.
Operating Instructions
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:
WARNING!
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
■ Never wear loose-fitting or hanging
garments while using the appliance. Be
careful when reaching for items stored over
the range. Flammable material could be
ignited if brought in contact with hot
surface units or heating elements and may
cause severe burns.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
■ Use only dry pot holders—moist or damp
pot holders on hot surfaces may result in
burns from steam. Do not let pot holders
touch hot surface units or heating elements.
Do not use a towel or other bulky cloth.
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■ For your safety, never use your appliance
for warming or heating the room.
■ Do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate in
or near the range.
■ Never leave jars or cans of fat dripping
in or near your range.
■ Always keep dish towels, dish cloths, pot
holders and other linens a safe distance
from your range.
■ Always keep wooden and plastic utensils
and canned food a safe distance from
your range.
■ Always keep combustible wall coverings,
curtains or drapes a safe distance from
your range.
OVEN
■ Stand away from the range when opening
the oven door. Hot air or steam which
escapes can cause burns to hands, face
and/or eyes.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not heat unopened food containers.
Pressure could build up and the container
could burst, causing an injury.
■ Do not use the oven to dry newspapers.
If overheated, they can catch on fire.
■ Do not use the oven for a storage area.
Items stored in an oven can ignite.
■ Keep the oven free from grease buildup.
■ Do not leave paper products, cooking
utensils or food in the oven when not
in use.
■ Place the oven shelf in the desired position
while the oven is cool. If shelves must be
handled when hot, do not let pot holder
contact the heating elements.
■ After broiling, always take the broiler pan
out of the range and clean it. Leftover
grease in the broiler pan can catch on
fire the next time you use the pan.
■ Pulling out the shelf to the stop-lock is a
convenience in lifting heavy foods. It is also
a precaution against burns from touching
hot surfaces of the door or oven walls.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line oven
bottoms, except as suggested in this
manual. Improper installation of
aluminum foil may result in a risk of
electric shock or fire.
■ Keep the oven vent unobstructed.
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■ When using cooking or roasting bags in the
oven, follow the manufacturer’s directions.
COOK MEAT AND POULTRY THOROUGHLY…
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Cook meat and poultry thoroughly—meat to at least INTERNAL 160°F. and poultry to at least INTERNAL 180°F.
Cooking to these internal temperatures usually protects against foodborne illness.
Safety Instructions
SURFACE COOKING UNITS
Use proper pan size—select cookware having flat bottoms large enough to cover the surface unit
heating element. The use of undersized cookware will expose a portion of the surface unit to direct
contact and may result in ignition of clothing. Proper relationship of cookware to surface unit will
also improve efficiency.
■ Do not use aluminum foil to line the drip
pans or anywhere in the oven except as
described in this manual. Misuse could
result in a shock, fire hazard or damage to
the range.
■ Only certain types of glass, glass ⁄ceramic,
earthenware or other glazed containers
are suitable for cooktop service; others
may break because of the sudden change
in temperature.
■ Always turn the surface units off before
removing cookware.
■ Do not immerse or soak the removable
surface units. Do not put them in a
dishwasher.
■ Always heat fat slowly, and watch as it heats.
■ Foods for frying should be as dry as
possible. Frost on frozen foods or moisture
on fresh foods can cause hot fat to bubble
up and over the sides of the pan.
■ Use little fat for effective shallow or deep
fat frying. Filling the pan too full of fat can
cause spillovers when food is added.
■ If a combination of oils or fats will be used
in frying, stir together before heating, or as
fats melt slowly.
■ Use a deep fat thermometer whenever
possible to prevent overheating fat beyond
the smoking point.
■ Carefully watch for spillovers or
overheating of foods when frying at high
or medium high temperatures.
■ Never try to move a pan of hot fat,
especially a deep fat fryer. Wait until the
fat is cool.
■ Do not allow water, other liquids or
grease to remain on the cooktop or
the control panel.
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■ When flaming foods are under the hood,
turn the fan off. The fan, if operating, may
spread the flame.
■ Keep an eye on foods being fried at high
or medium high heat settings.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ To minimize the possibility of burns,
ignition of flammable materials and
spillage, the handle of a container should
be turned toward the center of the range
without extending over nearby surface
units.
■ Clean the cooktop with caution. If a wet
sponge is used to wipe spills on a hot
cooktop, be careful to avoid steam burns.
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■ Be sure the drip pans and the vent duct are
not covered and are in place. Their
absence during cooking could damage
range parts and wiring.
■ To avoid the possibility of a burn or electric
shock, always be certain that the controls
for all surface units are at the OFF position
and all coils are cool before attempting to
lift or remove a unit.
Operating Instructions
■ Never leave the surface units unattended at
high heat settings. Boilovers cause smoking
and greasy spillovers that may catch on fire.
Read and follow this Safety Information carefully.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
How to Set
Push the knob in and turn in either
direction to the setting you want.
At both OFF and HI the control clicks
into position. You may hear slight clicking
sounds during cooking, indicating the
control is keeping the power level you set.
Be sure you turn the control knob
to OFF when you finish cooking.
A surface unit ON indicator light will glow
when any surface unit is on.
Surface Cookware Tips
Not over 1 inch.
Use medium- or heavy-weight cookware.
Aluminum cookware conducts heat faster
than other metals. Cast-iron and coated
cast-iron cookware are slow to absorb
heat, but generally cook evenly at low to
medium heat settings. Steel pans may
cook unevenly if not combined with
other metals.
For best cooking results, pans should be
flat on the bottom. Match the size of the
saucepan to the size of the surface unit.
The pan should not extend over the edge
of the surface unit more than 1 inch.
Wok Cooking
We recommend that you use only a flat-bottomed
wok. They are available at your local retail store.
Do not use woks that have support rings.
Use of these types of woks, with or
without the ring in place, can be
dangerous.
Placing the ring over the surface unit will
cause a build-up of heat that will damage
the porcelain cooktop. Do not try to use
such woks without the ring. You could be
seriously burned if the wok tipped over.
Use only flat-bottomed woks.
Deep Fat Frying
Do not overfill cookware with fat that may
spill over when adding food. Frosty foods
bubble vigorously.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Using the surface units.
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Watch food frying at high temperatures.
Keep range and hood clean from grease.
Safety Instructions
Using the oven.
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
Before you begin…
The shelves have stop-locks, so that when
placed correctly on the supports, they will
stop before coming completely out, and
will not tilt.
To replace, place the end of the shelf
(stop-locks) on the support, tilt up the
front and push the shelf in.
The oven has 4 shelf positions.
Oven Control Knobs
Your range has two oven control knobs.
The OVEN SET knob has settings for
BROIL, TIMED BAKE, BAKE and OFF.
■ The oven cycling light glows until the
oven reaches your selected temperature,
then goes off and on with the oven
element(s) during cooking.
How to Set the Oven for Baking or Roasting
Turn the OVEN SET knob to BAKE
and the OVEN TEMP knob to the
temperature you desire.
Check food for doneness at
minimum time on recipe. Cook
longer if necessary.
Frozen pies (on cookie sheet)
Angel food cake,
bundt or pound cakes
Shelf Position
B or C
A
Biscuits, muffins, brownies,
cookies, cupcakes,
layer cakes, pies
B or C
Casseroles
B or C
Preheating and Pan Placement
Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it.
To preheat, set the oven at the correct
temperature. Preheating is necessary for
good results when baking cakes, cookies,
pastry and breads.
For ovens without a preheat indicator light or
tone, preheat 10 minutes.
Aluminum Foil
Cut slits in the foil just like the grid.
You can use aluminum foil to line the
broiler pan and broiler grid. However,
you must mold the foil tightly to the grid
and cut slits in it just like the grid.
Aluminum foil may also be used to catch a
spillover.
Never entirely cover a shelf with
aluminum foil. This will disturb the heat
circulation and result in poor baking.
A smaller sheet of foil may be used to
catch a spillover by placing it on a lower
shelf several inches below the food.
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Baking results will be better if baking pans
are centered in the oven as much as
possible. Pans should not touch each
other or the walls of the oven. If you need
to use two shelves, stagger the pans so one
is not directly above the other, and leave
approximately 11⁄2² between pans, from
the front, back and sides of the wall.
Troubleshooting Tips
Turn the OVEN SET knob to OFF
when cooking is complete.
Type of Food
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The OVEN TEMP knob maintains the
temperature you set, from WM (150°F.) to
BROIL (550°F.).
Operating Instructions
When placing and removing cookware,
pull the shelf out to the bump on the
shelf support.
To remove a shelf, pull it toward you, tilt
the front end up and pull it out.
Safety Instructions
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on.
How to Set the Oven for Broiling
Place the meat or fish on the broiler
grid in the broiler pan.
Turn both the OVEN SET and OVEN
TEMP knobs to BROIL.
Follow suggested shelf positions in
the Broiling Guide.
When broiling is finished, turn the
OVEN SET knob to OFF.
If your oven is connected to 208 volts, rare steaks
may be broiled by preheating the broiler and
positioning the oven shelf one position higher.
Leave the door open to the broil
stop position. The door stays open
by itself, yet the proper temperature
is maintained in the oven.
Broiling Guide
Food
Bacon
Troubleshooting Tips
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1/2 lb.
(about 8 thin slices)
1 lb. (4 patties)
1/2 to 3/4² thick
Shelf
First Side Second Side
Position Time (min.) Time (min.) Comments
41⁄2
41⁄2
Arrange in single layer.
C
10
7
Space evenly. Up to 8
patties take about the
same time.
1² thick
1 to 11⁄2 lbs.
C
C
C
6
8
12
5
6
11
Steaks less than 1²
thick cook through
before browning. Pan
frying is recommended.
Slash fat.
Rare
Medium
Well Done
Chicken
11⁄2² thick
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.
C
C
C
A
10
15
25
35
7–8
14–16
20–25
10–15
Lobster Tails
2–4
6 to 8 oz. each
B
13–16
Do not
turn
over.
Fish Fillets
1/4 to 1/2² thick
C
5
5
Ham Slices
(precooked)
1² thick
B
8
8
Pork Chops
Well Done
Lamb Chops
Medium
Well Done
Medium
Well Done
2 (1/2² thick)
2 (1² thick) about 1 lb.
C
B
10
13
10
13
2 (1² thick) about 10
to 12 oz.
2 (11⁄2² thick) about 1 lb.
C
C
C
B
10
12
14
17
9
10
12
12–14
Beef Steaks
Rare
Medium
Well Done
8
Quantity and/
or Thickness
C
Ground Beef
Well Done
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Operating Instructions
Using the oven.
1 whole
2 to 21⁄2 lbs.,
split lengthwise
Reduce time about 5
to 10 minutes per side
for cut-up chicken.
Brush each side with
melted butter. Broil
skin-side-down first.
Cut through back of
shell. Spread open.
Brush with melted
butter before broiling
and after half of
broiling time.
Handle and turn very
carefully. Brush with
lemon butter before
and during cooking, if
desired. Preheat
broiler to increase
browning.
Increase time 5 to 10
minutes per side for
11⁄2² thick or homecured ham.
Slash fat.
Slash fat.
Safety Instructions
Automatic timers and clock. (on some models)
The automatic timers and clock on your range are helpful devices that serve several purposes.
To Set the Clock
To set the clock, push the center knob in
and turn the clock hands clockwise to the
correct time.
To Set the Minute Timer
The minute timer has been combined
with the range clock. Use it to time all
your precise cooking operations. You will
recognize the minute timer as the pointer
which is different in color and shape than
the clock hands.
To set the minute timer, turn the center
knob counterclockwise, without pushing
in, until the pointer reaches the number
of minutes you wish to time. (Minutes are
marked, up to 60, in the center ring on
the clock.)
Timed Baking Uses the Automatic Timers
Using the automatic timers (the DELAY
START and STOP TIME dials), you can
set your oven to turn on and off
automatically. See the Using the timed
baking and roasting features section.
NOTE: Before beginning, make sure the
oven clock shows the correct time of day.
How can I use the minute timer to
make the surface cooking easier?
Can I use the minute timer during
oven cooking?
The minute timer will help you time
total cooking, which includes time to
boil food and change temperatures.
Do not judge cooking time by visible
steam only. Food will cook in covered
containers even though you can’t see
any steam.
The minute timer can be used
during any cooking function. The
automatic timers (DELAY START and
STOP TIME dials) are used with the
TIME BAKE function only.
Yes, if you wish to set the DELAY
START or STOP TIME dials to turn on
and off at set times during timed
functions.
The time of day on the clock should
not be changed during any program
that uses the automatic timer. You
must either stop those programs or
wait until they are finished before
changing the time.
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Must the clock be set on correct time
of day when I wish to use the
automatic timers for baking?
Can I change the time of day on
the clock while I’m Time Baking
in the oven?
Troubleshooting Tips
Questions and Answers
Care and Cleaning
At the end of the set time, a buzzer sounds to tell
you time is up. Turn the knob, without pushing in,
until the pointer reaches OFF and the buzzer stops.
Operating Instructions
NOTE: The minute timer pointer will
move also; let the knob out and turn the
timer pointer to OFF.
(on some models)
NOTE: Foods that spoil easily–such as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork–should not be allowed to sit for
more than 1 hour before or after cooking. Room temperature promotes the growth of harmful bacteria. Be sure that
the oven light is off because heat from the bulb will speed harmful bacteria growth.
To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the correct position before you turn the oven on.
How to Set an Immediate Start and Automatic Stop
The oven will turn on immediately and cook for a
selected length of time. At the end of the cooking
time the oven will turn off automatically.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Using the timed baking and roasting features.
Make sure the clock shows the correct
time of day.
NOTE: To start cooking immediately and
turn off automatically, you must turn the
OVEN SET knob to TIMED BAKE.
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To set the stop time, push in the
knob on the STOP TIME dial and turn
the pointer to the time of day you
want the oven to turn off; for
example 6:00. The pointer on the
DELAY START dial should be at the
same time of day as the clock.
Both the oven set and the oven cycling
lights will come on.
The oven will start immediately, continue
to cook for the programmed amount of
time, then shut off automatically.
When baking is finished, a buzzer
will sound. Remove the food from
the oven and turn the OVEN SET
knob to OFF. Remember, foods that
are left in the oven continue cooking
after the controls are off.
NOTE: The oven cycling light and oven
set light at the TIMED BAKE setting may
work differently than they do at the
BAKE setting.
Turn the OVEN SET knob to TIMED
BAKE. Turn the OVEN TEMP knob
to the desired oven temperature,
for example 250°F.
How to Set a Delayed Start and Automatic Stop
Troubleshooting Tips
You can set the oven control to delay-start the
oven, cook for a specific length of time and then
turn off automatically.
Make sure the clock shows the correct
time of day.
NOTE: You must have the OVEN SET knob
on the TIMED BAKE setting.
To set the start time, push in the
knob on the DELAY START dial and
turn the pointer to the time of day
you want the oven to turn on, for
example 3:30.
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To set the stop time, push in the
knob on the STOP TIME dial and
turn the pointer to the time of
day you want the oven to turn
off, for example 6:00. This means
your recipe called for 21⁄2 hours
of baking time.
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NOTE: The time on the STOP TIME dial
must be later than the time shown on the
clock and the DELAY START dial.
Turn the OVEN SET knob to TIMED
BAKE. Turn the OVEN TEMP knob to
the desired temperature.
The oven will start automatically,
continue to cook for the programmed
amount of time, then shut off
automatically.
When baking is finished, a buzzer
will sound. Remove the food from
the oven and turn the OVEN SET
knob to OFF. Remember, foods that
are left in the oven continue cooking
after the controls are off.
Safety Instructions
Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
You may find that your new oven cooks differently than the one it replaced. Use your new oven for a few
weeks to become more familiar with it. If you still think your new oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust the
thermostat yourself.
Do not use thermometers, such as those found in grocery stores, to check the temperature setting of your oven.
These thermometers may vary 20–40 degrees.
To Adjust the Thermostat
Operating Instructions
Pull the OVEN TEMP knob off the shaft,
look at the back of the knob and note the
current setting before making any
adjustment. The knob is factory set with
the top screw directly under the pointer.
Pull off the OVEN TEMP knob.
Back of the OVEN TEMP knob.
Lower screw moves toward hotter
or cooler.
Loosen both screws on back of
the knob.
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Hold both parts of the knob as
shown in the illustration of the back
of the OVEN TEMP knob and turn so
the lower screw moves in the desired
direction. You will hear and feel the
notches as you turn the knob. Each
notch changes temperature about
10° Fahrenheit.
Tighten the screws.
The lower screw moves toward
HOTTER to increase the temperature.
Return the OVEN TEMP knob to
the oven.
Re-check oven performance before making any
additional adjustments.
Troubleshooting Tips
The lower screw moves toward
COOLER to decrease the temperature.
The type of margarine will affect baking performance!
Recipe failure can result if cakes, pies, pastries, cookies or candies are made with low fat spreads. The lower the fat
content of a spread product, the more noticeable these differences become.
Federal standards require products labeled “margarine” to contain at least 80% fat by weight. Low fat spreads, on the
other hand, contain less fat and more water. The high moisture content of these spreads affect the texture and flavor of
baked goods. For best results with your old favorite recipes, use margarine, butter or stick spreads containing at least
70% vegetable oil.
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Most recipes for baking have been developed using high fat products such as butter or margarine (80% fat). If you
decrease the fat, the recipe may not give the same results as with a higher fat product.
Safety Instructions
Be sure electrical power is off and all surfaces are cool before cleaning any part of the range.
How to Remove Packaging Tape
To assure no damage is done to the finish
of the product, the safest way to remove
the adhesive left from packaging tape on
new appliances is an application of a
household liquid dishwashing detergent,
mineral oil or cooking oil.
Apply with a soft cloth and allow to soak.
Wipe dry and then apply an appliance
polish to thoroughly clean and protect
the surface.
NOTE: The plastic tape must be removed from all
chrome trim. It cannot be removed if it is baked on.
Control Panel and Knobs
Clean up spatters with a damp cloth.
Remove heavier soil with warm, soapy
water.
Pull the knob straight off the stem.
Do not use abrasives of any kind on the control
panel.
The control knobs may be removed for
easier cleaning. To remove a knob, pull it
straight off the stem. Wash the knobs in
soap and water but do not soak.
Oven Vent
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
The oven is vented through an opening
under the right rear surface unit.
Never cover the opening with aluminum foil or
any other material.
Porcelain Enamel Cooktop
Troubleshooting Tips
The porcelain enamel finish is sturdy but
breakable if misused. This finish is acidresistant. However, any acidic foods
spilled (such as fruit juices, tomato or
vinegar) should not be permitted to
remain on the finish. If acids spill on the
cooktop while it is hot, use a dry paper
towel or cloth to wipe it up right away.
When the surface has cooled, wash with
soap and water. Rinse well.
For other spills such as fat spatterings, wash
with soap and water or cleansing powders after
the surface has cooled. Rinse well. Polish with a
dry cloth.
Painted Surfaces
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Painted surfaces include the sides and the
drawer front.
Clean these with soap and water or a
vinegar and water solution.
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Do not use commercial oven cleaners,
cleaning powders, steel wool or harsh
abrasives on any painted surface.
Safety Instructions
Oven Shelves
Clean the oven shelves with an abrasive
cleanser or steel wool.
After cleaning, rinse the shelves with
clean water and dry with a clean cloth.
Lift-Off Oven Door
Do not lift the door by the handle.
Lift the door straight up and off the
hinges.
■ If necessary, you may use an oven
cleaner. Follow the package directions.
■ Clean the inside of the oven window
with a mild non-scratching cleaner and
a damp cloth.
Do not place hands between the hinge and the
oven door frame.
■ Use soap and water to thoroughly clean
the top, sides and front of the oven
door. Rinse well. You may also use a
glass cleaner to clean the glass on the
outside of the door. Do not let water
drip into the vent openings.
To replace the door, make sure the hinges
are in the broil stop position. Position the
slots in the bottom of the door squarely
over the hinges and slowly lower it over
both hinges.
To clean the inside of the door:
■ Soap and water will normally do the
job. Heavy spattering or spillovers may
require cleaning with a mild abrasive
cleaner. Soapy, wet metal pads may
also be used.
■ Spillage of marinades, fruit juices,
tomato sauces and basting materials
containing acids may cause
discoloration and should be wiped up
immediately. When surface is cool,
clean and rinse.
■ Do not use oven cleaners, cleaning
powders or harsh abrasives on the
outside of the door.
Oven Light Replacement
CAUTION: Before replacing your oven
light bulb, disconnect the electrical
power to the range at the main fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
Be sure to let the light cover and bulb
cool completely.
Wire cover holder.
Place it into groove of the light
receptacle. Pull wire forward to the
center of the cover until it snaps into
place.
Connect electrical power to the
range.
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To remove the cover:
To replace the cover:
Hold a hand under the cover so it
doesn’t fall when released. With
fingers of the same hand, firmly
push back the wire cover holder. Lift
off the cover.
Do not remove any screws to remove the
cover.
Replace bulb with a 40-watt
household appliance bulb.
Troubleshooting Tips
Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or acid
content (such as tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices
or pie filling) to remain on the surface. They may
cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
To clean the outside of the door:
Care and Cleaning
To remove the door, open it to the broil
stop position. Grasp firmly on each side
and lift the door straight up and off the
hinges.
Operating Instructions
The oven door is removable for cleaning.
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Safety Instructions
Oven Heating Elements
Do not clean the bake element or the broil
element. Any soil will burn off when the
elements are heated.
To clean the oven floor, gently lift
the bake element. Clean with warm
soapy water.
Broiler Pan & Grid
After broiling, remove the broiler
pan from the oven.
After broiling, remove the broiler pan
from the oven. Remove the grid from the
pan. Carefully pour out the grease from
the pan into a proper container.
If food has burned on, sprinkle the grid
with detergent while hot and cover with
wet paper towels or a dishcloth. Soaking
the pan will remove burned-on foods.
Wash and rinse the broiler pan and grid
in hot water with a soap-filled or plastic
scouring pad.
Both the broiler pan and grid may be
cleaned with a commercial oven cleaner.
Do not store a soiled broiler pan and grid
anywhere in the range.
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Care and cleaning of the range.
Both the broiler pan and grid can also be
cleaned in a dishwasher.
Porcelain Oven Interior
With proper care, the porcelain enamel
finish on the inside of the oven—top,
bottom, sides, back and inside of the
door—will stay new-looking for years.
Troubleshooting Tips
Let the range cool before cleaning. We
recommend that you wear rubber gloves
when cleaning the range.
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■ Do not spray oven cleaner on the electrical
controls and switches because it could cause a
short circuit and result in sparking or fire.
Soap and water will normally do the job.
Heavy spattering or spillovers may require
cleaning with a mild abrasive cleaner.
Soapy, wet metal pads may also be used.
■ Do not allow a film from the cleaner to build up
on the temperature sensor—it could cause the
oven to heat improperly. (The sensor is located
at the top of the oven.) Carefully wipe the
sensor clean after each oven cleaning, being
careful not to move the sensor as a change in
its position could affect how the oven bakes.
Do not allow food spills with a high sugar or acid
content (such as tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit juices
or pie filling) to remain on the surface. They may
cause a dull spot even after cleaning.
■ Do not spray any oven cleaner on the oven
door, handles or any exterior surface of the
oven, cabinets or painted surfaces. The cleaner
can damage these surfaces.
Household ammonia may make the
cleaning job easier. Place 1/2 cup in a
shallow glass or pottery container in a
cold oven overnight. The ammonia
fumes will help loosen the burned-on
grease and food.
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If necessary, you may use an oven cleaner.
Follow the package directions.
Surface Units
Surface unit
To clean the surface units, turn the
control to the highest setting for a
minute. The coils will burn off any soil.
Receptacle
Drip pan
Lift the surface unit about 1 inch above
the drip pan and pull it out.
Do not lift the surface unit more than 1 inch. If
you do, it may not lie flat on the drip pan when
you plug it back in.
Repeated lifting of the surface unit more
than 1 inch above the drip pan can
permanently damage the receptacle.
Insert the terminals of the surface unit
through the opening in the drip pan and
into the receptacle.
Guide the surface unit into place so it
rests evenly.
Do not immerse the surface units in liquids of
any kind.
Do not clean the surface units in a dishwasher.
Do not bend the surface unit plug terminals.
Do not attempt to clean, adjust or in any way
repair the plug-in receptacle.
The drip pans may also be cleaned in a
dishwasher.
For best results, clean the drip pans by
hand. Place them in a covered container
(or a plastic bag) with 1/4 cup ammonia
to loosen the soil. Then scrub with a soapfilled scouring pad if necessary. Rinse
with clean water and polish with a clean
soft cloth.
Clean the area under the drip pans
often. Built-up soil, especially grease,
may catch fire.
Do not cover the drip pans with foil. Using foil so
close to the receptacle could cause shock, fire or
damage to the range.
Lift-Up Cooktop
Clean the area under the cooktop often. Built-up
soil, especially grease, may catch fire.
To make cleaning easier, the entire
cooktop may be lifted up and supported
in the up position.
Be sure all the surface units are turned off
before raising the cooktop. The surface
units and drip pans do not need to be
removed, however, you may remove one
to make raising the cooktop easier.
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Be sure all surface units are turned
off before raising the cooktop.
After cleaning under the cooktop with
hot, soapy water and a clean cloth, lower
the cooktop. Be careful not to pinch your
fingers.
Troubleshooting Tips
Remove the surface units. Then lift out
the drip pans.
Care and Cleaning
Drip Pans
Operating Instructions
To remove a surface unit:
To remove the drip pans for cleaning, the
surface units must be removed first.
To replace a surface unit:
Replace the drip pan into the recess in
the cooktop. Make sure the opening in
the pan lines up with the receptacle.
Safety Instructions
Be sure the controls are turned to OFF and the surface units are cool before attempting to remove them.
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Safety Instructions
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
Surface units not
functioning properly
The surface units are not
plugged in solidly.
• With the controls off, check to make sure the surface
unit is plugged completely into the receptacle.
The surface unit controls
improperly set.
• Check to see the correct control is set for the surface
unit you are using.
The drip pans are not set
securely in the cooktop.
• With the controls off, check to make sure the drip
pan is in the recess in the cooktop and that the
opening in the pan lines up with the receptacle.
Oven will not work
Plug on range is not completely • Make sure electrical plug is plugged into a live, properly
inserted in the electrical outlet.
grounded outlet.
A fuse in your home may be
blown or the circuit breaker
tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Oven controls improperly set. • See the Using the oven section.
Food does not bake
or roast properly
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Shelf position is incorrect
or the shelf is not level.
• See the Using the oven section.
Incorrect cookware or cookware • See the Using the oven section.
of improper size being used.
Food does not
broil properly
Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Before You Call For Service…
Oven thermostat needs
adjustment.
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
section.
Oven controls improperly set.
• See the Using the oven section.
Door not open to the broil stop • See the Using the oven section.
position as recommended.
Improper shelf position.
• See the Broiling Guide.
Food being cooked
in a hot pan.
• Use the broiling pan and grid that came with your range.
Make sure it is cool.
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Cookware not suited for broiling. • Use the broiling pan and grid that came with your range.
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Aluminum foil used on the
broiling pan and grid has not
been fitted properly and slit as
recommended.
• See the Using the oven section.
In some areas the power
(voltage) may be low.
• Preheat the broil element for 10 minutes. Broil for
the longest period of time recommended in the
Broiling Guide.
Safety Instructions
Possible Causes
What To Do
Clock and timer do
not work
A fuse in your home may
be blown or the circuit
breaker tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Oven light does
not work
Light bulb is loose or defective. • Tighten or replace the bulb.
Switch operating light
is broken.
• Call for service.
Oven temperature too
hot or too cold
Oven thermostat
needs adjustment.
• See the Adjust the oven thermostat—Do it yourself!
section.
Strong odor
An odor from the insulation
around the inside of the
oven is normal for the first
few times the oven is used.
• This is temporary.
Fan noise
A cooling fan may
automatically turn on and
off to cool internal parts.
• This is normal. The cooling fan will turn off and on.
Operating Instructions
Problem
Care and Cleaning
Troubleshooting Tips
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Troubleshooting Tips
Care and Cleaning
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes
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Safety Instructions
GE Electric Range Warranty
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. For service,
call 800-GE-CARES.
GE Will Replace, At No Charge To You:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the range which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor
and in-home service to replace the defective part.
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.
■ 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 to personal
property caused by possible defects with this appliance.
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.
Care and Cleaning
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.
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
Troubleshooting Tips
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Safety Instructions
Service Telephone Numbers.
GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000
The GE Answer Center® is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Operating Instructions
Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away.
Care and Cleaning
In-Home Repair Service 800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737)
Service Contracts 800-626-2224
Special Needs Service 800.626.2000
800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322)
GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier-free kitchen for persons
with limited mobility.
Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a
substantial discount. GE Consumer Service will still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories 800-626-2002
Troubleshooting Tips
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly
to their homes (VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted).
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.
Service Satisfaction
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE:
First, contact the people who serviced your appliance.
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Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your phone number—to:
Manager, Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Finally, if your problem is still not resolved, write:
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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