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GE JE1550GW Use and Care Manual
UseandCare& Cooking Guide
Turntable Microwave Oven
Safety Instructions ....................3–5
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy............2
Problem Solver...............................26
More questions ?…call
GE Answer Center® 800.626.2000
Operating Instructions, Tips
Care and Cleaning ............................24
Add 30 Seconds ..........................................12
Aluminum Foil ..................................4, 18, 19
Auto Defrost ..........................................15, 16
Beverage ........................................................13
Child Lock-Out ..............................................10
Clock ..................................................................9
Control Panel...............................................8, 9
Cook ................................................................18
Cooking by Time ...................................11, 12
Cooking Complete Reminder ......................7
Cooking Guide ..............................................23
Defrosting by Time ......................................14
Defrosting Guide ..........................................22
Delay Start/Reminder ................................12
Delayed Cooking..........................................10
Express Cook ................................................12
Features ............................................................7
Glossary of Microwave Terms..................20
Heating or Reheating Guide ..................21
Hold Time ...................................................10
Kitchen Timer................................................10
Microwaving Tips ...........................................6
Popcorn ..........................................................13
Power Levels.....................................6, 10, 11
Program Cooking............................................7
Reheat.............................................................17
Sensor Cooking Control Guide.................19
Sound..............................................................12
Turntable .................................................3, 4, 7
Control Panel ................................................24
Turntable........................................................24
GE Appliances
Installation ..........................................25
Adapter Plugs ...............................................25
Extension Cords ...........................................25
Grounding Instructions...............................25
Consumer Services ...................27
Appliance Registration..................................2
Important Phone Numbers........................27
Model and Serial Number Location...........2
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
Models: JE950
JE1550
Microwave power output of
these ovens is 1000 watts.
(IEC-705 Test Procedure)
HELP US HELP YOU…
Before using your oven,
read this guide carefully.
Be sure your microwave
oven is registered.
It is intended to help you operate
and maintain your new microwave
oven properly.
Keep it handy for answers to your
questions.
If you don’t understand something
or need more help, call:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
It is important that we know the
location of your microwave oven
should a need occur for
adjustments.
Your supplier is responsible for
registering you as the owner.
Please check with your supplier to
be sure he has done so; also send in
your Consumer Product Ownership
Registration Card. If you move, or
if you are not the original
purchaser, please write to us,
stating model and serial numbers.
This appliance must be
registered. Please be certain
that it is.
Write to:
GE Appliances
Range Product Service
Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Write down the model and
serial numbers.
You’ll find them on a label inside
the oven.
These numbers are also on the
Consumer Product Ownership
Registration Card that came with
your microwave oven. Before
sending in this card, please write
these numbers here:
Model Number
If you received a
damaged oven...
Serial Number
Immediately contact the dealer
(or builder) that sold you the oven.
Use these numbers in any
correspondence or service calls
concerning your microwave oven.
Save time and money.
Before you request
service…
Check the Problem Solver in the
back of this guide. It lists causes of
minor operating problems that you
can correct yourself.
All these things 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 blower sound may occur while
operating at power levels other
than high.
• Dull thumping sound while oven
is operating.
• Some TV-Radio interference
might be noticed while using
your microwave oven. It’s similar
to the interference caused by
other small appliances and does
not indicate a problem with
your oven.
PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY
(a) 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.
(b) Do Not Place any object between the oven
front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.
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(c) 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.
(d) The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired
by anyone except properly qualified service
personnel.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions before using this appliance.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the
following:
WARNING–To reduce the risk of
• To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
—Do not overcook food. Carefully attend
appliance if paper, plastic or other combustible
materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate
cooking.
—Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles
from paper or plastic containers before placing
them in the oven.
—Do not use your microwave oven to dry
newspapers.
—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.
—Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven
unless it is in a special microwave popcorn
accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled for
use in microwave ovens.
—Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate
and catch fire, causing damage to your oven.
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Important Safety Instructions
burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons
or exposure to excessive microwave energy:
• Read and follow the specific ‘‘Precautions to
Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave
Energy’’ on the previous page.
• This appliance must be grounded.
Connect only to properly grounded outlet.
See Grounding Instructions section in the
back of this guide.
• Use this appliance only for its intended use as
described in this guide. Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This
microwave oven is specifically designed to heat or
cook food, and is not intended for laboratory or
industrial use.
• For best operation, plug this appliance into its
own electrical outlet, to prevent flickering of
lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit
breaker.
• 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.
• Do not cover or block any openings on the
appliance.
• Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not use
this product near water—for example, in a wet
basement, near a swimming pool or near a sink.
• This microwave oven is not approved or tested
for marine use.
• Do not immerse power cord or plug in water.
• Keep power cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not operate any heating or cooking
appliance beneath this microwave oven.
• Do not mount the microwave oven over or near
any portion of a heating cooking appliance.
• Do not store anything directly on top of the
microwave oven surface when the microwave
oven is in operation.
• Do not let power cord hang over edge of table
or counter.
• 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 operate oven without the turntable
and turntable support seated and in place.
• Do not allow turntable to be restricted so the
turntable cannot rotate.
• See door surface cleaning instructions
in the Care and Cleaning section(s) of this guide.
• 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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—Do not operate the oven while empty to avoid
damage to the oven and the danger of fire.
If by accident the oven should run empty a
minute or two, no harm is done. However, try to
avoid operating the oven empty at all times—
it saves energy and prolongs the life of the oven.
—Do not use the oven for storage purposes.
Do not leave paper products, cooking utensils
or food in the oven when not in use.
—If materials inside oven should ignite, keep
oven door closed, turn oven off and disconnect
power cord, or shut off power at the fuse or
circuit breaker panel.
• Some products such as whole eggs and sealed
containers—for example, closed jars—will
explode and should not be heated in this
microwave oven. Such use of the microwave
oven could result in injury.
• Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with
the lid off. Make sure all infant food is thoroughly
cooked. Stir food to distribute the heat evenly.
Be careful to prevent scalding when warming
formula or breast milk. The container may feel
cooler than the milk really is. Always test the
milk before feeding the baby.
• Do not 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.
• 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 inch
away from the sides of the oven.
• Cookware may become hot
because of heat transferred
from the heated food.
Pot holders may be needed to
handle the cookware.
• Sometimes, the turntable can become too hot
to touch. Be careful touching the turntable during
and after cooking.
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• Foods cooked in liquids (such as pasta) may tend
to boil over more rapidly than foods containing
less moisture. Should this occur, refer to the Care
and Cleaning section(s) for instructions on how to
clean the inside of the oven.
• Thermometer—Do not use a thermometer in
food you are microwaving unless the thermometer
is designed or recommended for use in the
microwave oven.
• Plastic cookware—Plastic cookware designed for
microwave cooking is very useful, but should be
used carefully. Even microwave-safe 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. For these reasons:
1) Use microwave-safe plastics only and use
them in strict compliance with the cookware
manufacturer’s recommendations. 2) Do not
subject empty cookware to microwaving.
3) Do not permit children to use plastic cookware
without complete supervision.
• When cooking pork, follow the directions
exactly and always cook the meat to an internal
temperature of at least 170°F. This assures that,
in the remote possibility that trichina may be
present in the meat, it will be killed and meat
will be safe to eat.
• 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.
• Foods with unbroken outer
‘‘skin’’ such as potatoes, sausages,
tomatoes, apples, chicken livers
and other giblets and egg yolks
(see previous caution) should be
pierced to allow steam to escape
during cooking.
• 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.
• Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in
microwave ovens. Check the package for
proper use.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Important Safety Instructions
• Spontaneous boiling—Under certain special
circumstances, liquids may start to boil during or
shortly after removal from the microwave oven.
To prevent burns from splashing liquid, we
recommend the following: before removing the
container from the oven, allow it to stand in the
oven for 30 to 40 seconds after the oven has shut
off. Do not boil liquids in narrow-necked
containers such as soft drink bottles, wine
flasks and especially narrow-necked coffee
cups. Even if the container is opened, excessive
steam can build up and cause it to burst or
overflow.
• ‘‘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.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE…
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 Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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If You Need Service…
To obtain service, see the Consumer Services page in
the back of this guide.
We’re proud of our service and want you to be
pleased. If for some reason you are not happy with the
service you receive, here are three steps to follow for
further help.
FIRST, contact the people who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you are not pleased. In most
cases, this will solve the problem.
MICROWAVING TIPS
• 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.’’
• 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 one
cup water—set the measuring cup either in or next
to the dish. Microwave 1 minute at high. If the dish
heats, it should not be used for microwaving. If the
dish remains cool and only the water in the cup
heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.
• 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.
• Some microwaved foods require stirring, rotating
or rearranging. Check the Cooking Guide.
• Steam builds up pressure in foods which are
tightly covered by a skin or membrane.
Pierce potatoes, egg yolks and chicken livers to
prevent bursting.
If you use a meat thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
VARIABLE POWER LEVELS (1–10)
How to Change Power Level
1. Press MICRO COOK or TIME DEFROST.
2. Select cooking or defrosting time.
1
2
3. Press POWER LEVEL.
4
5
4. Select desired power level 1–10.
7
8
5. Press START.
0
3
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
6
9
Variable power levels add flexibility to your
microwave cooking. The power levels on your
microwave oven can be compared to the surface units
on a range. High (Power Level 10) or full power is the
fastest way to cook and gives you 100% power. Each
power level gives you microwave energy a certain
percent of the time. Power Level 7 is microwave
energy 70% of the time. Power Level 3 is energy
30% of the time.
A high setting (10) will cook faster but may need
additional attention such as frequent stirring, rotating
or turning over. Most of your cooking will be done on
High (Power Level 10). A lower setting will cook
more evenly and with less attention given to stirring
or rotating the food. Some foods may have better
flavor, texture or appearance if one of the lower
settings is used. You may wish to use a lower power
level when cooking foods that have a tendency to boil
over, such as scalloped potatoes.
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Rest periods (when the microwave energy cycles off)
give time for the food to “equalize” or transfer heat
to the inside of the food. An example of this is shown
with Power Level 3—the defrost cycle. If microwave
energy did not cycle off, the outside of the food would
cook before the inside was defrosted.
Here are some examples of uses for various
power levels:
POWER LEVEL
High 10
Med-High 7
Medium 5
Low 2 or 3
Warm 1
BEST USES
Fish, bacon, vegetables,
boiling liquids.
Gentle cooking of meat and
poultry; baking casseroles
and reheating.
Slow cooking and tenderizing
such as stews and less tender
cuts of meat.
Defrosting without cooking;
simmering; delicate sauces.
Keeping food warm without
overcooking; softening butter.
FEATURES OF YOUR OVEN
Microwaving Tips
1
3
2
POWER
ENTER FOOD TEMP COOK NO SOUND
WEIGHTLBS. DEF TIME I II CODE
SENSOR COOKING
BEVERAGE
POPCORN
REHEAT
COOK
GUIDE BEHIND DOOR
TIME
DEFROST
MICRO
COOK
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
2
EXPRESS COOK
3
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
5
6
7
8
9
POWER
LEVEL
0
SOUND
ADD
30 SEC
KITCHEN
TIMER
AUTO
DEFROST
START
DELAY
START
REMINDER
CLEAR
OFF
CLOCK
ON/OFF
1. Door Latches.
2. Door Screen. Metal screen permits viewing of
foods and keeps microwaves confined inside oven.
3. Touch Control Panel and Display. See Your
Touch Control Panel section for instructions.
4. Automatic Cooking Guide. Quick reference codes
for many frequently prepared foods.
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6
7
5. Removable Turntable Support for Cleaning.
Turntable support must be in place when using
the oven.
6. Removable Turntable for Cleaning. Turntable
and support must be in place when using the oven.
The turntable may be removed for cleaning.
7. Door Latch Release. Press latch release button to
open door.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and oven light are
located on the inside walls of the microwave oven.
Use your Touch Control Panel to Time Defrost or
Micro Cook with choice of power levels from 1
(lowest) to 10 (highest); to time kitchen tasks with
the Kitchen Timer; and to set the clock.
Create your own programs to suit your individual
cooking style. For example: use the Kitchen Timer to
delay the start of Micro Cook or program a hold time
between Time Defrost and Micro Cook. Set Micro
Cook for a two-stage program using different times
and power levels.
Cooking Complete Reminder
To remind you that you have food in the oven, the oven will beep once a
minute until you either open the oven door or touch the CLEAR/OFF pad.
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Features of Your Oven
Program Cooking
Variable Power Levels
4
1
SENSOR COOKING
2
POPCORN
BEVERAGE
3
REHEAT
COOK
GUIDE BEHIND DOOR
4
5
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
6
7
TIME
DEFROST
MICRO
COOK
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
11
12
AUTO
DEFROST
13
START
14
DELAY
START
15
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
6
7
8
9
REMINDER
0
ADD
30 SEC
CLEAR
OFF
POWER
LEVEL
10
16
17
8
9
8
SOUND
ON/OFF
KITCHEN
TIMER
CLOCK
18
YOUR TOUCH CONTROL PANEL
The Touch Control Panel allows you to set the oven controls with the
touch of a finger. It’s designed to be easy to use and understand.
11. COOK. Touch this pad, the number pad for the
desired code number and START. The oven
automatically microwaves at pre-programmed
power levels and determines the proper amount
of cooking times until the food is done and oven
shuts off.
12. TIME DEFROST. Gentle thawing at automatic
Power Level 3 (Low).
13. AUTO DEFROST. Touch this pad and food
weight, then START. The oven automatically
sets power levels and defrosting time.
14. START. After all selections are made, touch this
pad to start the oven.
15. DELAY START/REMINDER. Allows you to
program your oven to begin cooking at a preset
time of day—up to a 12-hour delay. The Reminder
feature can be used like an alarm clock.
16. CLEAR/OFF. When touched, it shuts off the
oven and erases all settings (except time of day).
When held for three seconds, the Child LockOut feature will be activated. To deactivate,
press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for
three seconds.
17. ADD 30 SECONDS. Press this pad for 30
seconds of cook time, to add 30 seconds to the
cook time as it’s counting down or for an “instant
on” for 30 seconds.
18. CLOCK. Touch this pad to enter time of day or
check time of day while microwaving. To set
clock, first touch CLOCK pad and then enter time
of day. For example, if time is 1:30, touch number
pads 1, 3 and 0 and ‘‘1:30’’ will appear in display.
Then touch START or CLOCK pad. To reset or
change time, simply repeat above process.
When You Plug in the Oven
The display panel displays “88888”, “18 POWER” and all of the oven
functions. After 15 seconds, all lights disappear and ‘‘RESET’’ appears
in the upper portion. Touch the CLEAR/OFF pad, set the Clock and the
oven is ready for use.
This will happen any time there is a power outage.
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Your Touch Control Panel
1. DISPLAY. Displays time of day, cooking
time, power level being used, cooking mode
and instructions.
2. POPCORN. Touch this pad to cook prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing 3.0 to 3.5 ounces.
No need to touch START, the oven will start
immediately.
3. REHEAT. Touch this pad for quick reheating of
prepared foods. No need to touch START, the
oven will start immediately.
4. MICRO COOK. Microwave for a selected
amount of time using automatic Power Level
10 (High).
5. EXPRESS COOK. Touch number pads 1 through
5 for 1 to 5 minutes of cooking. No need to touch
START, the oven will start immediately.
6. NUMBER PADS. Touch these pads to program
the microwave.
7. POWER LEVEL. Touch this pad before entering
another power level number if you want to change
from automatic Power Level 10 (High) for
cooking or Power Level 3 (Low) for defrosting.
8. SOUND. Touch the SOUND pad to turn the oven
beeper on or off.
9. KITCHEN TIMER. This feature uses no
microwave energy. It functions as either a kitchen
timer, as a holding period after defrost or as a
delay timer before time cooking.
10. BEVERAGE. Touch this pad to heat or reheat a
beverage. No need to touch START, the oven will
start immediately.
HOW TO USE THE KITCHEN TIMER
The Kitchen Timer
Using a Holding Time
The Kitchen Timer has three timing functions:
• It operates as a minute timer.
• It can be set to delay cooking.
• It can be used as a hold setting after defrosting.
The Kitchen Timer operates without microwave energy.
The Kitchen Timer can also be used to program a
“holding time” between microwave cooking functions.
The time can range from one second to 99 minutes
and 99 seconds. A holding or standing time may be
found in some of your own recipes or in a cookbook.
How to Time a 3-Minute Phone Call
Programming Delayed Cooking
KITCHEN
TIMER
Step 1: Touch KITCHEN TIMER pad.
Step 2: Touch number pads 3, 0 and 0 (for 3 minutes
and no seconds).
Step 3: Touch START. Display shows time
counting
down. The timer signals when
START
time is up.
To delay cooking up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds,
touch MICRO COOK and enter cook time. Touch
KITCHEN TIMER and enter number of minutes to
delay cooking. Touch START. Timer will count down
to zero and cooking will begin.
How to Defrost, Hold and Micro Cook
Let’s say you want to defrost a frozen casserole for 15
minutes, hold for 10 minutes and then Micro Cook for
25 minutes. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Take casserole from freezer and place in oven.
Step 2: Touch TIME DEFROST.
TIME
DEFROST
Step 3: Touch pads 1, 5, 0 and 0 for 15 minutes
defrosting time. Defrosting is automatically set
on Power Level 3 but can be changed by touching
the POWER LEVEL pad and the desired power
level 1–10.
Step 4: Set standing or hold time by
KITCHEN
touching KITCHEN TIMER.
Step 5: Touch 1, 0, 0 and 0 to hold for ten minutes.
Step 6: Touch MICRO COOK.
MICRO
COOK
Step 7: Touch 2, 5, 0 and 0 for 25 minutes of
cooking time.
Step 8: Touch START. As each function is
automatically performed, oven display
START
shows instructions entered and the function.
When time is up, the oven signals and
flashes “End”.
TIMER
CHILD LOCK-OUT
You may lock the control panel to prevent the
microwave from being accidentally started or
used by children.
To lock the controls press and hold the
CLEAR CLEAR/OFF pad for about three seconds.
OFF
The display will show LOCK and then
return to the time of day. A small “L” will
be displayed to remind you that the control
panel is locked.
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If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display
will show LOCK.
To unlock the control panel press and hold the
CLEAR/OFF pad for about three seconds.
The display will show the time of day.
COOKING BY TIME
MICRO
COOK
Step 3: Select your time. Touch pads 1, 0 and 0 for
1 minute.
Because automatic Power Level 10 is recommended
for this cup of coffee, there is no need to change the
power level. (If Power Level 10 is not appropriate,
see ‘‘How to Change Power Level’’ below.)
Step 4: Touch START.
START
Step 5: When time is up, the oven signals and flashes
‘‘End’’. The oven, light and fan shut off.
Step 6: Open the door.
If you interrupt Micro Cook to check the food, simply
close the door and press START to resume cooking.
If there is not time remaining on the timer you must
reset the timer to resume cooking.
How to Change Power Level When Setting
Micro Cook I
1
2
3
1. Press MICRO COOK.
4
5
6
2. Select cooking time.
7
8
9
3. Press POWER LEVEL.
0
4. Select desired power level 1–10.
5. Press START.
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
Child Lock-Out
Micro Cook allows you to microwave for a preset
amount of time.
Power Level 10 (High) is recommended for most
cooking, but you may change this for more flexibility.
See the Cooking Guide.
To become better acquainted with time cooking, make
a cup of coffee by following the steps below.
Step 1: Fill a cup
2/3 full of water,
add 1 teaspoon of
instant coffee and
stir to dissolve.
Use a cup that has
no metal decoration
and is microwavesafe (refer to
Microwaving Tips section).
Place cup in oven and close door.
Step 2: Touch MICRO COOK.
Using the Micro Cook II Feature
The Micro Cook II feature lets you set 2 time cooking
functions within one program. This is ideal if you
want to change power levels during your cooking
operations. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Place the food in the oven in a microwavesafe container and close the door.
Step 2: Touch MICRO COOK.
MICRO
COOK
The microwave oven will start and the time set for
“COOK TIME I” will count down. Also, “POWER
10” or the power level selected for “COOK TIME I”
will be displayed.
At the end of “COOK TIME I”, the second power
level is displayed and the time for “COOK TIME II”
is shown counting down.
When time is up, the oven signals and flashes “End”.
The oven, light and fan shut off. Open the door.
If you interrupt Micro Cook to check the food, simply
close the door and press START to resume cooking.
If there is no time remaining on the timer you must
reset the timer to resume cooking.
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Cooking By Time
Step 3: Select your first cook time. For example,
touch 2, 1 and 5 for 2 minutes and 15 seconds.
Step 4: Now is the time to change the power level if
you don’t want full power for MICRO COOK. (Press
POWER LEVEL. Select desired power level 1–10.)
Step 5: Touch MICRO COOK again.
Step 6: Set your second cook time.
Step 7: Change the power level for MICRO
COOK. (Press POWER LEVEL. Select desired
power level 1–10.)
Step 8: Press START.
The Kitchen Timer
Micro Cook I
COOKING BY TIME
(continued)
The Express Cook Feature
The Express Cook feature is a short-cut method to
set time for 1-5 minutes at Power Level 10.
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
2
EXPRESS COOK
3
EXPRESS COOK
5
To Express Cook your food or beverage:
Touch a number pad (from 1 to 5) for 1 to 5 minutes
of cooking at Power Level 10. For example, touch the
2 pad for 2 minutes of cooking time. No need to touch
START, the oven will start immediately.
The oven will signal and turn off automatically
when finished.
EXPRESS COOK
How to Use Delay Start
The Delay Start feature allows you to program
your oven to begin cooking at a pre-set time of
day—up to a 12-hour delay.
Step 1: Touch DELAY START pad.
DELAY
START
REMINDER
Step 2: Enter the time you want the oven to start.
(Be sure your microwave oven clock shows the
correct time of day.)
Step 3: Enter your desired cooking program.
Step 4: Touch START pad. The display
will show the time you entered. The time of
START
day may be displayed by touching the
CLOCK pad. The oven will automatically
start at the desired time.
How to Use Reminder
The Reminder feature can be used like an alarm
clock, without starting the oven.
Example: It is 7 a.m. and you must remember
to leave for a dentist appointment at 10 a.m.
Step 1: Touch DELAY START pad.
DELAY
START
REMINDER
Step 2: Enter the time you want the oven to remind
you. (Be sure your microwave oven clock shows the
correct time of day. The reminder time can be set up
to 12 hours later.)
Step 3: Touch START
pad. The reminder is now
set at the time you
programmed, and will
signal you at that time
with a beeping sound until
you open the door or touch the CLEAR/OFF pad.
The display will show “REM” until the oven door is
opened or CLEAR/OFF is touched. The REMinder
time may be displayed by touching the DELAY
START pad. The time-of-day may be displayed by
touching the CLOCK pad.
Add 30 Seconds
Sound Feature
The Add 30 Seconds feature provides a
convenient way to extend cooking time by
30 seconds while the oven timer is counting
down. It will add 30 seconds to the time
shown each time the pad is touched.
This pad may also be used as an express cook for 30
seconds of cooking. No need to touch START, the
oven will start immediately.
The Sound feature allows you to turn the oven
beeper on or off.
Touch the SOUND pad once for sound. Touch the pad
again for no sound. If the sound has been turned off,
the display will show “OFF” and then return to the
time of day. A small “NO SOUND” will be displayed.
ADD
30 SEC
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POPCORN
After the popcorn sensor
detects steam, the oven
signals and displays
remaining cooking
time needed.
POWER
COOK
TIME
Step 4: When cooking is
completed, the oven
signals and flashes
‘‘End’’. Open the door
and remove the popcorn.
Cooking By Time
The Popcorn feature is designed to be used only
with prepackaged microwave popcorn weighing
3.0 to 3.5 ounces.
Step 1: Remove the outer wrapper from the
microwave popcorn.
Step 2: Open oven door and place package of
popcorn in the center of the oven floor as directed
by the package instructions. Close oven door.
Step 3: Touch POPCORN pad.
No need to touch START, the
POPCORN
oven will start immediately.
How to Adjust the Popcorn Program to Provide a Shorter or Longer Cook Time
If your favorite popcorn is overcooked, there is a
simple adjustment you can make.
Touch the POPCORN
pad. (The oven will start
immediately.) Then touch
number pad 1. A minus
sign will appear on the
display beside the word
“POP”. The minus sign indicates 20 seconds less
cooking time is being provided.
Popcorn
If your favorite popcorn is not completely popped,
there is a simple adjustment you can make.
Touch the POPCORN
pad. (The oven will start
immediately.) Then touch
number pad 9. A plus sign
will appear on the display
beside the word “POP”.
The plus sign indicates 20 seconds more cooking time
is being provided.
Questions and Answers
Q. I opened the door to check on the popcorn and
“Error” appeared on the display. Why?
A. The Popcorn program first detects steam and then
switches to Time Cook. If you open the door while
“POP” is displayed, “Error” will appear. Close the
door, touch CLEAR/OFF and begin again. You
may open the door when “End” appears on display.
Q. Can I use regular popcorn with the Popcorn
feature in my microwave oven?
A. No. This automatic function is designed to be used
only with prepackaged microwave popcorn.
BEVERAGE
BEVERAGE
Touch BEVERAGE pad.
No need to touch START, the
oven will start immediately.
The oven will signal and turn off automatically
when finished.
CAUTION: Beverages heated with the Beverage
feature may be quite hot. Remove the container
with care.
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Beverage
The Beverage program makes it simple to heat a cup
of hot chocolate or other beverage. Use a cup that has
no metal decoration and is microwave-safe (refer to
the Microwaving Tips section).
DEFROSTING BY TIME
Time Defrost (Power Level 3)
Time Defrost is designed for speedy thawing of
frozen food and is one of the great advantages of a
microwave oven.
Use the Time Defrost setting to quickly thaw foods
such as bread, rolls, vegetables, fruits and frozen
dinners. The Auto Defrost setting is preferred for
meat and poultry because the oven sets the defrosting
time and power levels for you.
• Power Level 3 is automatically set when you press
TIME DEFROST pad, but you may change this for
more flexibility.
• See the Defrosting Guide for defrosting help.
How to Change Power Level
1. Press TIME DEFROST.
2. Select defrosting time.
3. Press POWER LEVEL.
4. Select desired power level 1–10.
5. Press START.
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
2
EXPRESS COOK
3
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
5
6
7
8
9
0
To become better acquainted with the defrost
function, defrost a 10 oz. package of frozen
strawberries by following the steps below.
Step 1: Place a package of frozen strawberries in
the oven and close door. Be sure package contains
no metal.
Step 2: Touch TIME DEFROST.
TIME
DEFROST
Step 3: Select one half of the total defrosting time
recommended. For example, touch pads 4, 0 and 0
for 4 minutes.
Step 4: Touch START. When the cycle is
completed, the oven signals and flashes
START
“End”, then automatically shuts off.
Step 5: Turn the package over, close the door and
repeat Steps 2 and 3 to set remaining half of
defrosting time. Touch START.
Step 6: When the oven signals and flashes “End”,
open the door, remove the package and separate
strawberries to finish defrosting.
Defrosting Tips
• Foods frozen in paper or
plastic can be defrosted in
the package. Tightly closed
packages should be slit,
pierced or vented, AFTER
food has partially defrosted,
as directed by package.
Plastic storage containers
should be at least partially
uncovered.
• Family-size, pre-packaged frozen dinners can be
defrosted and microwaved. If the food is in a foil
container, transfer it to a microwave-safe dish.
• For even defrosting, some
foods need to be broken up
or separated part of the way
through the defrosting time.
• Foods that spoil easily, such as milk, eggs, fish,
stuffings, poultry and pork should not be allowed to
sit out for more than one hour after defrosting. Room
temperature promotes the growth of harmful bacteria.
• Check the Defrosting Guide for other defrosting tips.
Questions and Answers
Q. When I press START, I hear a dull thumping
noise. What is it?
A. This sound is normal. It is letting you know the
magnetron is in operation.
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Q. Can I defrost small items in a hurry?
A. Yes, but they will need more frequent attention
than usual. Raise the power level after entering
the time by touching the desired power level pad.
Power Level 7 cuts the total defrosting time in
about 1/2; Power Level 10 cuts the total defrosting
time to approximately 1/3. During either, rotate or
stir food frequently.
AUTO DEFROST
Auto Defrost
Use the Auto Defrost Guide. Enter the food weight in
pounds and tenths of a pound (see Conversion Guide
below). Then touch START pad.
The oven calculates defrosting time and changes power
levels during defrosting to give even defrosting results.
How to Set Auto Defrost
Before you begin, check the guide located on the
inside front of oven when you open the door.
It shows minimum and maximum food weights for
a variety of foods. You will need to know your food
weight before setting Auto Defrost.
Step 1: Remove food from package, place in oven on
microwave-safe dish and close door.
Step 2: Touch AUTO DEFROST pad.
AUTO
DEFROST
Step 3: Enter weight. For example, touch number
pads 1 and 2 for weight of 1.2 pounds (1 pound,
3 ounces). See Conversion Guide below. After
approximately 5 seconds “START” flashes.
Stand Time
After Auto Defrosting, meat needs to stand in order to
let the inside defrost. You may take the food out of the
oven if you wish. Stand time recommendations are
given in the Auto Defrost Guide.
START
Step 4: Touch START pad. Display shows
defrost time counting down.
Twice during defrosting,
the oven beeps 4 times
and ‘‘TURn’’ flashes.
Follow the directions in
the Auto Defrost Guide
for what to do at the first
and second signal. Then close the door and touch
START pad.
When defrosting time is completed, ‘‘End’’ flashes
and oven beeps 4 times. ‘‘End’’ remains on display
and oven beeps every minute until door is opened or
CLEAR/OFF pad is touched.
Defrosting By Time
With the Auto Defrost feature, the oven
automatically sets the defrosting times and power
levels for you.
Conversion Guide
Auto Defrost
If the weight of food is stated in
pounds and ounces, the ounces
must be converted to tenths (.1)
of a pound.
Ounces
Pounds
1–2
.1
3
.2
4–5
.3
6–7
.4
8
.5
9–10
.6
11
.7
12–13
.8
14–15
.9
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AUTO DEFROST GUIDE
RECOMMENDED
FOODS
MIN.–MAX.
WEIGHT
FIRST SIGNAL
SECOND SIGNAL
STAND TIME
Chops
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Separate and shield
where necessary.
5 minutes
Frankfurters, Sausage
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Separate.
Remove defrosted
pieces.
2 minutes
Ground Meat
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Remove defrosted areas
and break apart.
5 minutes
Beef Patties
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Separate patties.
5 minutes
Roast
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over and
shield.
Shield if necessary.
30 minutes
Ribs
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Remove defrosted
pieces. Shield if
necessary.
10 minutes
Steak
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Stew
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over and
separate.
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Whole Chicken
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over and
shield.
Turn over and shield.
10 minutes;
run cold water
in cavity.
Turkey Breast
(breast side up)
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Shield where
necessary.
20 minutes;
run cold water
in cavity.
Chicken Pieces
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Cornish Hens (whole)
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Remove wrapper
and turn over.
10 minutes;
run cold water
in cavity.
Cornish Hens (split)
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
5 minutes
Fish Fillets
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over.
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Shrimp, Scallops
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Separate.
Separate and remove
defrosted pieces.
5 minutes
Whole Fish
0.1 - 6.0 lbs.
Turn over and
shield tail and
head.
Meat
5 minutes
Poultry
Seafood
Edges or thin areas of meat will defrost more rapidly than other areas.
After first or second signal, shield warm areas with small pieces of foil.
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Hold under
cold running
water.
REHEAT
By actually sensing the steam that escapes as food
heats, this feature automatically adjusts the oven’s
heating time to various types and amounts of precooked food.
Because all cooking containers must be covered
during reheating, this feature is best with foods you
want to steam or retain moisture.
Foods Recommended
Foods Not Recommended
A wide variety of previously prepared foods including
leftovers can be reheated using this feature. Reheat
is recommended for single-servings of food or plates
of leftovers.
Bread products, foods that must be reheated
uncovered, foods that require constant attention,
and foods calling for a dry look or crisp surface after
reheating should not be reheated using this feature.
It is best to use Micro Cook.
Easy to Use
Keep Door Closed
Simply touch the REHEAT pad.
No need to touch the START pad, the oven will start
immediately.
Do not open the oven door while the word ‘‘RHEAT’’
is displayed—steam escaping from the oven can
affect reheating performance. If the door is opened,
close the door and touch START immediately.
Auto Defrost Guide
Reheat lets you touch just one pad to bring previously
prepared foods to serving temperature. With many
leftovers, there is no need to look up reheating times
in a cookbook or to rely on guesswork.
Example:
Place covered food in the oven.
Touch the REHEAT pad. No need
to touch the START pad, the oven
will start immediately.
“RHEAT” and “FOOD”
are displayed.
REHEAT
POPCORN
FOOD
Questions and Answers
Q. What if I don’t fully cover the dish in Reheat?
A. Oven senses steam too quickly, which shortens the
reheating time and leaves food too cool. Cover
tightly and reset Reheat.
Q. If my food is not completely reheated after
using Reheat, what should I do?
A. Use Micro Cook to reheat for additional time until
desired temperature is reached.
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Reheat
Beep sounds when
steam is sensed and
‘‘RHEAT’’ is replaced
POWER
by time counting down.
COOK
TIME
Rotate or stir food if
necessary. Close door and
touch START to finish heating. When done, oven
displays ‘‘End’’ and beeps every minute until door is
opened or CLEAR/OFF is touched.
CAUTION: Reheated foods may have wide
variations in temperature. Some areas may be
extremely hot. After removing food from the
oven, we recommend that all reheated foods be
stirred, if possible, to even out the temperature.
COOK
The Cook feature makes cooking your favorite foods
easy. By actually sensing the steam that escapes as
food cooks, this feature automatically adjusts the
oven’s cooking time to various types and amounts
of food.
Because most cooking containers must be covered
during Cook, this feature is best with foods that you
want to steam or retain moisture.
Foods Recommended
Foods Not Recommended
A wide variety of foods including meats, fish and
vegetables can be cooked using this feature.
Foods that must be cooked uncovered, foods that
require constant attention, foods that require addition of
ingredients during cooking and foods calling for a dry
look or crisp surface after cooking should not be cooked
using this feature. It is best to Micro Cook them.
Easy to Use
Keep Door Closed
Simply touch 3 control pads—COOK, desired CODE
and START. The word ‘‘AUTO’’ appears on the
display and the sensor is activated to sense steam
from food.
Do not open the oven door while the word ‘‘AUTO’’
is displayed—steam escaping from the oven can
affect cooking performance. If the door is opened,
close the door and touch START immediately.
Cook Codes
Cook codes 1 through 7 are designed to give you easy, automatic results
with a number of popular foods. See the Sensor Cooking Control Guide
section for specific foods and instructions.
Example:
COOK
Step 1: Place covered food
in oven. Touch COOK pad.
‘‘ENTER FOOD CODE’’
flashes on display.
Step 2: Touch number pad of desired food code. The
code and food type you selected will appear on the
display. “FOOD” and “CODE” flash. After 5 seconds,
“START” flashes on the display. Touch START.
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The word ‘‘AUTO’’ shows
on display, indicating
steam sensor is activated.
DO NOT OPEN DOOR.
FOOD
CODE
OPENING DOOR MAY
AFFECT COOKING
PERFORMANCE.
Beep sounds when steam is
sensed and ‘‘AUTO’’ is
replaced by cook time.
POWER
Rotate or stir food, if
COOK
necessary. When done,
TIME
oven beeps every minute
until door is opened or CLEAR/OFF is touched.
REHEAT AND COOK
CONTAINERS AND COVERS
Containers and Covers
Cook
• Never use tight-sealing plastic covers—
they can prevent steam from escaping and cause
food to overcook.
• Be sure the outside of the cooking container 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.
• Stir or rotate some foods after a beeping signal,
if required. See the Sensor Cooking Control
Guide section.
Appropriate containers and coverings help assure
good cooking results.
• Always use microwave-safe containers and cover
them with lids or vented plastic wrap. Wonder if
it’s microwave-safe? Put it to the test described in
the Microwaving Tips section.
• Match the amount of food to the size of the
container. Fill containers at least half full for
best results.
SENSOR COOKING CONTROL GUIDE
Cook Code
1
Servings
1 to 4
Serving Size
4 oz.
Frozen Vegetables
2
1 to 4
4 oz.
Fresh Vegetables
3
1 to 4
4 oz.
Potatoes
4
1 to 4
8 oz.
Fish
5
1 to 4
4 oz.
Chicken Pieces
6
1 to 4
Ground Meat
(Beef, Pork, Turkey)
7
—
1 to 2
pieces
1/2 to 3 lbs.
Comments
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl.
Follow package instructions for adding water.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons water for each serving.
Cover with lid or plastic wrap.
Pierce skin with fork.
Cluster potatoes in center of oven floor.
Use oblong, square or round dish.
Cover with plastic wrap.
Use oblong, square or round dish.
Cover with wax paper.
Use round casserole dish. Crumble meat
into dish. Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap.
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Sensor Cooking Control Guide
Food
Canned Vegetables
Containers and Covers
• Match the amount of food to the size of container.
Fill containers at least 1/2 full.
• After completion of Cook cycle, if food needs
additional cooking, return food to oven and use
Micro Cook to finish cooking.
• Do not open oven door during cycle. When oven
signals and countdown time is displayed, door may
be opened for stirring, turning or rotating food. To
resume cooking, close door and touch START.
• Be sure outside of container and inside of oven
are dry.
GLOSSARY OF MICROWAVE TERMS
When adapting recipes for the microwave, it is
best to start with a familiar recipe. Knowing how
the food should look and taste will help when
adapting recipes for microwaving. Foods that
require browning or crisp, dry surfaces will cook
better in regular ovens.
• Moist foods, such as vegetables, fruits, poultry and
seafood, microwave well.
• Rich foods, such as bar cookies, moist cakes and
candies, are suitable for microwaving because of
their high fat and sugar content.
• Reduce regular oven cooking times by 1/2 to 1/3.
Check food after minimum time to avoid
over-cooking.
• Small amounts of butter or oil can be used for
flavoring, but are not needed to prevent sticking.
• Seasonings may need to be reduced. Salt meats and
vegetables after cooking.
Covering. In both regular baking and microwave
cooking, covers hold in moisture, allow for more
even heating and reduce cooking time. In regular
ovens, partial covering allows excess steam to escape.
Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
serves the same purpose when microwaving.
Venting. After covering a dish with plastic wrap,
you vent the plastic wrap by turning back 1 corner
so excess steam can escape.
Arranging Food in Oven. When baking in regular
ovens, you position foods, such as cake layers or
potatoes, so hot air can flow around them. When
microwaving, you arrange foods in a ring, so that all
sides are exposed to microwave energy.
Stirring. In range-top cooking, you stir foods up from
the bottom to heat them evenly. When microwaving,
you stir cooked portions from the outside to the
center. Foods that require constant stirring will need
only occasional stirring when microwaving.
Turning Over. In range-top cooking, you turn over
foods, such as hamburgers, so both sides can directly
contact the hot pan. When microwaving, turning is
often needed during defrosting or when cooking
certain foods, such as frozen hamburgers.
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.
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.
Arcing. Sparks caused by too much metal in the
microwave oven or metal touching the side of the
oven or foil that is not molded to food.
Prick Foods to Release Pressure. Steam builds up
pressure in foods that are tightly covered by a skin or
membrane. Prick foods, such as potatoes (as you do
before regular oven cooking), egg yolks and chicken
livers, to prevent bursting.
Rotating. Occasionally, repositioning a dish in the oven
helps food cook more evenly. To rotate 1/2 turn, turn the
dish until the side that was to the back of the oven is to
the front. To rotate 1/4 turn, turn the dish until the side
that was to the back of the oven is to the side.
Basic Microwave Guidelines
Density of Food. In both regular baking and
microwave cooking, dense foods, such as potatoes,
take longer to cook than light, porous foods, such as
rolls, bread or pieces of cake.
Round Shapes. Since microwaves penetrate foods to
about 1 inch from top, bottom and sides, round shapes
and rings cook more evenly. Corners receive more
energy and may overcook. This may also happen
when cooking in a regular oven.
Delicacy. Foods with a delicate texture, such as
custards, are best cooked at lower power settings to
avoid toughening.
Natural Moisture of food affects how it cooks. Very
moist foods cook evenly because microwave energy is
attracted to water molecules. Food that is uneven in
moisture should be covered or allowed to stand so it
heats evenly.
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Piece Size. Small pieces cook faster than large ones.
Pieces that are similar in size and shape cook more
evenly. With large pieces of food, reduce the power
setting for even cooking.
Shape of Food. In both types of cooking, thin areas
cook faster than thick areas. This can be controlled in
microwaving by placing thick pieces near the outside
edge and thin pieces in the center.
Starting Temperature. Foods taken from the freezer
or refrigerator take longer to cook than foods at room
temperature. Timings in our recipes are based on the
temperatures at which you normally store the foods.
Quantity of Food. In both types of cooking, small
amounts usually take less time than large amounts.
This is most apparent in microwave cooking, where
time is directly related to the number of servings.
HEATING OR REHEATING GUIDE
NOTE: Use Power Level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Item
Adjust temperatures to suit your personal taste.
Let foods stand a few minutes before serving.
4. Be sure foods are heated throughout before serving.
Steaming or bubbling around edges of dish does
not necessarily mean food is heated throughout.
If you use a meat thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for use in microwave ovens.
Amount
Power Level
Time
Bakery Foods
Cake, coffee cake, doughnuts, sweet rolls,
nut or fruit bread
Dinner rolls, muffins
Pie: fruit, nut or custard; 1 slice=1/8 of 9 inch pie
(use minimum time for custard)
1 piece
9 inch cake or
12 rolls or doughnuts
1
6 to 8
1 slice
9 inch pie
Low (3)
Low (3)
1/4 to 1/2 min.
1/2 to 3 min.
Medium (5)
Medium (5)
10 to 15 sec.
1/4 to 1 min.
1/4 to 1/2 min.
3 to 5 min.
Med-High (7)
Beverages
Cocoa, other milk-based drinks (6 oz. per cup)
Coffee, other water-based drinks (6 oz. per cup)
1 to 2 cups
1 to 2 cups
Med-High (7)
Glossary of Microwave Terms
1. Directions below are for heating or reheating
already-cooked foods stored in refrigerator or at
room temperature. Use microwave-safe cookware.
2. Cover most foods for fastest heating. Exceptions are
some sandwiches, griddle foods and baked items.
3. Bubbling around edges of dish is normal, since the
center is the last to heat. Foods heated to 160°F. to
165°F. will provide safe, palatable results.
1 to 4 min.
1/4 to 2 min.
Meats and Main Dishes
1/2 to 2 min.
1/2 to 2 min.
1/4 to 1/2 min.
1/4 to 1 min.
1/2 to 3 min.
1/2 to 3 min.
1/4 to 1 min.
1/2 to 3 min.
Plate of Leftovers
Meat plus 2 vegetables
Tip: Cover plate of food with wax paper or plastic wrap.
1 plate
11⁄2 to 2 min.
Sandwiches
Meat-cheese filling: with 2 slices of bread
Moist filling: Sloppy Joes, barbecue, ham salad,
etc. in bun (1/3 cup per serving)
Tip: Use paper towel or napkin to cover sandwiches.
1 to 2 servings
1 to 2 servings
Med-High (7)
Med-High (7)
1/4 to 2 min.
1/2 to 1 min.
1 to 2 servings
1 to 2 servings
Med-High (7)
1/2 to 2 min.
1/4 to 2 min.
Soups
Milk-based (6 oz. per serving)
Water-based (6 oz. per serving)
Tip: Cover soups with wax paper or plastic wrap.
Vegetables
Large pieces or whole: asparagus spears, corn on the cob, etc.
Mashed (1/2 cup per serving)
Small pieces: peas, beans, corn, etc. (1/2 cup per serving)
Tip: Cover vegetables for most even heating.
1 to 2 servings
1 to 2 servings
1 to 2 servings
1/4 to 1 min.
1/4 to 1 min.
1/4 to 1 min.
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Heating or Reheating Guide
Chicken pieces
1 to 2 pieces
Hamburgers or meatloaf (4 oz. per serving)
1 to 2 servings
Hot dogs and sausages
1 to 2
Rice and pasta (2/3-3/4 cup per serving)
1 to 2 servings
Saucy, main dishes: chop suey, spaghetti, creamed chicken,
1 to 2 servings
chili, stew, macaroni and cheese, etc. (3/4-1 cup per serving)
Steaks, chops, ribs, meat pieces
1 to 2 servings
Med-High (7)
Thinly-sliced meat (3 to 4 oz. per serving)
1 to 2 servings
Med-High (7)
Topped or mixed with sauce (2/3-3/4 cup per serving)
1 to 2 servings
Tip: Cover saucy main dishes with plastic wrap. Cover other main dishes and meats with wax paper.
When heating or reheating 3 to 4 servings of meat slices or pieces, rotate dish 1/2 turn after half of cooking time.
DEFROSTING GUIDE
1. Food packaged in paper or plastic may be defrosted
without unwrapping. If food is foil wrapped,
remove foil and place food in cooking dish for
defrosting. Most food defrosts well using Defrost
(3). For more even defrosting of larger foods, such
as beef, lamb and veal roasts, use Warm (1).
2. After first half of defrosting time, unwrap package
and check food. Turn food over, if necessary; break
apart or separate food if possible. Shield any warm
areas with small pieces of foil.
Food
Time
3. Be sure large meats are completely defrosted
before cooking.
4. When defrosted, food should be cool but softened
in all areas. If still slightly icy, return to microwave
oven very briefly, or let stand a few minutes.
Comments
Breads, Cakes [Power Level: Defrost (3)]
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls
(approx. 12 oz.)
1/4 min.
2 to 4 min.
Rearrange after half of time.
Fish and Seafood [Power Level: Defrost (3)]
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces
(1 lb.)
6 to 9 min.
3 to 7 min.
Place block in casserole.
Turn over and break up after first half of time.
Fruit [Power Level: Defrost (3)]
Plastic pouch—1 to 2
(10-oz. package)
1 to 5 min.
Meat [Power Level: Defrost (3)]
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
2 to 5 min. per lb.
2 to 5 min.
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
4 to 6 min.
9 to 13 min. per lb.
4 to 8 min. per lb.
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 first half of time.
Use Power Level Warm (1).
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish. Turn over after first half
of time and shield warm areas with foil. After second half of time,
separate pieces with table knife. Let stand to complete defrosting.
Poultry [Power Level: Defrost (3)]
Chicken, broiler-fryer,
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
14 to 20 min.
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
20 to 25 min.
Cornish hen
7 to 13 min. per lb.
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
3 to 8 min. per lb.
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Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap and turn over after first half
of time. After second half of time, separate pieces and place in cooking
dish. Microwave 2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary. Let stand a few
minutes to finish defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. After first half of time, unwrap and
turn chicken over. Shield warm areas with foil. To complete defrosting,
run cool water in cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped hen in oven breast-side-up. Turn over after first half
of time. Run cool water in cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in microwave-safe dish breast-side-down. After
first half of time, turn breast-side-up and shield warm areas with foil.
Defrost for second half of time. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator
to complete defrosting.
COOKING GUIDE
NOTE: Use Power Level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetables
Amount
Time
Comments
Asparagus
(frozen spears)
1 lb.
In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place 1/4 cup water.
Rotate dish after half of time.
In 1-qt. casserole.
10-oz. package
1 lb. cut in half
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
10 to 15 min.
4 to 8 min.
4 to 8 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
16 to 22 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
1 bunch (11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
1 bunch (11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
5 to 9 min.
7 to 11 min.
(frozen, chopped)
(frozen spears)
10-oz. package
10-oz. package
4 to 7 min.
4 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place 1/4 cup water.
Rotate dish after half of time.
In 1-qt. casserole.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
Cabbage
(fresh)
(wedges)
1 medium head (about 2 lbs.)
6 to 10 min.
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)
(frozen)
1 lb.
10-oz. package
4 to 8 min.
3 to 7 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
1 medium head
1 medium head
10-oz. package
7 to 11 min.
7 to 15 min.
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.
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
11⁄2 to 4 min.
per ear
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
3 to 6 min.
1 to 3 min. per ear
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place corn. If corn
is in husk, use no water; if corn has been husked, add
1/4 cup water. Rearrange after half of time.
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap. Rearrange after
half of time.
Mixed, vegetables
(frozen)
10-oz. package
2 to 6 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
Peas
(fresh, shelled)
(frozen)
2 lbs. unshelled
10-oz. package
7 to 10 min.
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)
(fresh, whole,
sweet or white)
4 potatoes
(6 to 8 oz. each)
1 (6 to 8 oz. each)
9 to 12 min.
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 the oven, 1 inch
apart, in circular arrangement. Let stand 5 minutes.
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen, chopped
and leaf)
10 to 16 oz.
10-oz. package
3 to 6 min.
3 to 6 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons water.
1 lb. sliced
2 to 5 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
1 to 2 squash
(about 1 lb. each)
5 to 9 min.
Cut in half and remove fibrous membranes. In 2-qt.
oblong glass baking dish, place squash cut-side-down.
Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
(frozen)
Squash
(fresh, summer
and yellow)
(winter, acorn
or butternut)
1 to 4 min.
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Cooking Guide
(frozen spears)
Beans
(fresh green)
(frozen green)
(frozen lima)
5 to 8 min.,
Med-High (7)
4 to 7 min.
Defrosting Guide
Vegetable
CARE AND CLEANING
Keep your oven clean and sweetsmelling. Opening the oven door
a few minutes after cooking helps
air out the inside. An occasional
thorough wiping with a solution of
baking soda and water keeps the
inside fresh.
Do not use sharp-edged utensils
on your oven. The inside and
outside oven walls can be
scratched. The control panel can
be damaged.
BE CERTAIN POWER IS OFF
BEFORE CLEANING ANY
PART OF THIS OVEN.
How to Clean the Inside
Walls and floor. 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 on
oven walls. NEVER USE A COMMERCIAL
OVEN CLEANER ON ANY PART OF YOUR
MICROWAVE OVEN.
Door (inside). Window: Wipe up spatters daily
and wash with a damp cloth when soiled. Rinse
thoroughly and dry.
Metal and plastic parts on door: Wipe frequently
with a damp cloth to remove all soil. DO NOT USE
ABRASIVES, SUCH AS CLEANING POWDERS
OR STEEL AND PLASTIC PADS. THEY WILL
DAMAGE THE SURFACE.
Removable Turntable and Turntable Support.
Occasionally it is necessary to remove the turntable
and support for cleaning of the oven floor or
turntable. 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.
Special note when using Brown ’N Sear Dish:
If grease is present, high heat generated on bottom of
a Brown ’N Sear dish may cause the grease to burn
onto the oven tray. This may be removed with a
cleanser such as Bon Ami® brand cleanser.
After using Bon Ami® brand cleanser, rinse and dry
thoroughly, following instructions on can. Do not use
Bon Ami® brand cleanser on the painted surfaces such
as the walls. It may scratch the paint.
How to Clean the Outside
Case. Clean the outside of your oven with soap and
a damp cloth, rinse with a damp cloth and then dry.
Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth. Chrome
trim is best wiped with a damp cloth and then with a
dry towel.
Control Panel. Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry
thoroughly. Do not use cleaning sprays, large amounts
of soap and water, abrasives or sharp objects on the
panel—they can damage it.
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Door Surface. When cleaning surfaces of door and
oven that come together on closing the door, use only
mild, non-abrasive soaps or detergents applied with a
sponge or soft cloth.
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.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING—Improper use of the
grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
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.
Where a standard two-prong wall receptacle is
encountered, it is your personal responsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall receptacle.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord.
Use of Adapter Plugs
Usage situations where appliance’s power
cord will be disconnected infrequently.
Caution: 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.
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.
Use of Extension Cords
A short power-supply cord is provided to reduce the
risks resulting from becoming entangled in or tripping
over a longer cord.
Longer cord sets or extension cords are available and
may be used if care is exercised in their use.
If a long cord or extension cord is used—
1. The marked electrical rating of the cord set or
extension cord should be at least as great as the
electrical rating of the appliance.
2. The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire
cord and it must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet.
3. The longer cord should be arranged so that it will
not drape over the counter top or tabletop where it
can be pulled on by children or tripped over
unintentionally.
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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Grounding Instructions
Because of
TEMPORARY METHOD
potential safety
(Adapter
plugs not
hazards under
permitted in Canada)
certain conditions,
Align large
we strongly
prongs/slots
recommend
against the use of
an adapter plug.
However, if you
still elect to use an Fig. 2 Ensure proper ground and
firm connection before use
adapter, where local
codes permit, a TEMPORARY CONNECTION may
be made to a properly grounded two-prong wall
receptacle by the use of a UL listed adapter (Fig. 2)
which is available at most local hardware stores.
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.
Care and Cleaning
This appliance PREFERRED
must be
METHOD
grounded.
In the event of
an electrical
short circuit,
grounding
Ensure proper ground
reduces the
exists before use
risk of electric Fig. 1
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. (Fig. 1)
QUESTIONS?
USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER
PROBLEM
OVEN WILL NOT
COME ON
CONTROL PANEL
LIGHTED, YET OVEN
WILL NOT START
“Error” APPEARS
ON DISPLAY
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• A fuse in your home may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped.
Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Unplug your microwave oven, then plug it back in.
• Make sure 3-prong plug on oven is fully inserted into wall receptacle.
• Door not securely closed.
• START pad must be touched after entering cooking selection.
• Another selection entered already in oven and CLEAR/OFF pad not touched
to cancel it.
• Make sure you have entered cooking time after touching MICRO COOK pad.
• CLEAR/OFF pad was touched accidentally. Reset cooking program and
touch START pad.
• Make sure you entered a code number after touching REHEAT or the weight
after touching AUTO DEFROST.
• During Cook, Reheat or Popcorn program the door was opened before steam
could be detected, or steam was not detected in maximum time.
• No steam was detected by sensor within four minutes and 10 seconds after start
of Popcorn program.
All these things 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 blower sound
may occur while operating at power levels other
than high.
• Dull thumping sound while oven is operating.
• Some TV-Radio interference might be noticed while
using your microwave oven. It’s similar to the
interference caused by other small appliances and
does not indicate a problem with your oven.
If you need more help...call, toll free: GE Answer Center® / 800.626.2000 / consumer information service
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With the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive the assurance that if you ever need
information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free!
800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737)
A GE consumer service professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you. Many GE Consumer Service companyoperated locations offer you service today or tomorrow, or at your convenience
(7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays). Our factorytrained technicians know your appliance inside and out—so most repairs can be
handled in just one visit.
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
The Problem Solver
In-Home Repair Service
Whatever your question about any GE major appliance, GE Answer Center®
information service is available to help. Your call—and your question— will be
answered promptly and courteously. And you can call any time. GE Answer
Center® service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For Customers With Special Needs…
2’ 6"
TBXTOLITE
ON WALL
SINGLE CONTROL
FAUCET
6’ 10"
8"
5"
5"
1’ 0"
7"
3’
1/8"
800.626.2000
6"
FLUORESCENT
FIXTURE
THIS LIGHT CAN
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IN BOTTOM OF
WALL CABINETS
2’ 10"
SECTION A-A
R SHALLOW DEPTH SINKS (6") WITH REAR DRAIN.
SINK SHOULD ALSO BE UNDERCOATED
SCALE 1’=1"
Upon request, GE will provide
Braille controls for a variety of GE
appliances, and a brochure to
assist in planning a barrier-free
kitchen for persons with limited
mobility. To obtain these items,
free of charge, call 800.626.2000.
Consumers with impaired hearing or speech who have
access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter may
call 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) to request information or service.
800-626-2224
You can have the secure feeling that GE Consumer Service will still be there
after your warranty expires. Purchase a GE contract while your warranty is still
in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount. With a multiple-year contract,
you’re assured of future service at today’s prices.
Parts and Accessories
800-626-2002
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances
can have needed parts or accessories sent directly to
their home. The GE parts system provides access to over
47,000 parts…and all GE Genuine Renewal Parts are
fully warranted. VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards
are accepted.
User maintenance instructions contained in this booklet
cover procedures intended 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.
Consumer Services
Service Contracts
YOUR GE MICROWAVE OVEN
WARRANTY
WHAT IS COVERED
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
(JE1550 model only)
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor in
your home to repair or replace any
part of the microwave oven that
fails because of a manufacturing
defect.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
• Service trips to your home to teach
you how to use the product.
Read your Use and Care material.
If you then have any questions
about operating the product,
please contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
address below, or call, toll free:
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000
consumer information service
Staple sales slip or cancelled check
here. Proof of original purchase date
is needed to obtain service
under warranty.
LIMITED ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
(JE950 model only)
For one year from date of original
purchase, we will provide, free of
charge, parts and service labor to
repair or replace any part of the
microwave oven that fails because
of a manufacturing defect.
LIMITED ADDITIONAL
NINE-YEAR WARRANTY
(JE950 and JE1550 models)
For the second through tenth year
from date of original purchase, we
will provide, free of charge, a
replacement magnetron tube if
the magnetron tube fails because
of a manufacturing defect. You pay
for any service labor charges.
For each of the above limited
warranties:
To avoid any trip charges, you
must take the microwave oven to a
General Electric Factory Service
Center or 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.
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for use in the 48
mainland states, Alaska, Hawaii
and Washington, D.C.
All warranty service will be
provided by our Factory Service
Centers or by our authorized
Customer Care® servicers during
normal working hours.
Should your appliance need
service, during warranty period or
beyond, call 800-GE-CARES
(800-432-2737).
• Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or installer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, exhausting
and other connecting facilities.
• Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
• Failure of the product if it is used
for other than its intended purpose
or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused
by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
WARRANTOR IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company
If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
Part No. 164D2966P145
Pub No. 49-8625
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