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GE JVM1350SY Use and Care Manual
Model:
900 Watts
JVM1350
Profile
Microwave Oven
Owner’s Manual
Important Safety Information
Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave Energy
Special Notes About Microwaving
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Operating Instructions
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Features of Your Microwave
The Controls on Your Microwave
Time Cooking
Temperature Cooking
Automatic Cooking
Other Features
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Helpful Information
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Oven Shelf
Care and Cleaning
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If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Product Registration
GE Service Numbers
Warranty
GE Answer Center ®
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Back Cover
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION BEFORE USING
FOR YOUR
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
TO AVOID
POSSIBLE
EXPOSURE
TO EXCESSIVE
MICROWAVE
ENERGY
For your safety the information in this manual
must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or
explosion or to prevent property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
Do Not Attempt to
operate this oven with
the door open since
open-door operation
can result in harmful
exposure to microwave
energy. It is important
not to defeat or tamper
with the safety
interlocks.
Do Not Place any object
between the oven front
face and the door or
allow soil or cleaner
residue to accumulate
on sealing surfaces.
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Do Not Operate the oven
if it is damaged. It is
particularly important
that the oven door
close properly and that
there is no damage to
the:
1 door (bent)
2 hinges and latches
(broken or loosened)
3 door seals and sealing
surfaces.
The Oven Should Not
be adjusted or repaired
by anyone except
properly qualified
service personnel.
Welcome
Welcome to the GE family.
We’re proud of our quality
products and we believe
in dependable service.
You’ll see it in this easy-touse manual and you’ll hear
it in the friendly voices of
our consumer service
department.
Best of all, you’ll experience
these values each time you
use your microwave. That’s
important, because your
new microwave will be part
of your family for a long
time.
Start Here!…Before using your Microwave
Write down the model and
serial numbers here. They
are on a label inside the
oven.
Staple your receipt to the
inside back cover of this
manual. You will need it to
obtain service under
warranty.
Model number
Important! Fill out and
return the Consumer
Product Registration Card
that is packed with this
product. If you cannot find
it, please send in the
duplicate card printed in
the back of this manual.
Serial number
Date of purchase
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help you
Read this manual.
It contains instructions to
help you use and maintain
your microwave properly.
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If you received a damaged
oven...immediately contact
the dealer (or builder) that
sold you the oven.
Before you call for service,
there are a few things you
can do to help us serve you
better.
Save time and money.
Check the section titled
“If Something Goes Wrong”
before calling. This section
helps you solve common
problems that might occur.
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 of
this book. Or call the
GE Answer Center® at
800.626.2000, 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL SAFETY
INFORMATION BEFORE USING
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, burns, electric shock, injury to persons, or exposure to excessive
microwave energy when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the
following sections.
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
This microwave oven is
UL listed for installation
over electric and gas
ranges.
This microwave oven is
not approved or tested
for marine use.
• Read and follow the
specific “Precautions to
Avoid Possible Exposure
to Excessive Microwave
Energy” on page 2.
• This appliance must be
grounded. Connect only
to properly grounded
outlet. See Grounding
Instructions section on
page 10.
• Do not mount this
appliance over a sink.
• Install or locate this
appliance only in
accordance with the
provided Installation
Instructions.
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• This over-the-range oven
was designed for use over
ranges no wider than 42
inches. It may be installed
over both gas and electric
cooking equipment.
• 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 cover or block
any openings on the
appliance.
• Use this appliance only
for its intended use as
described in this manual.
Do not use corrosive
chemicals or vapors in
this appliance. This
microwave oven is
specifically designed to
heat, dry or cook food,
and is not intended
for laboratory or
industrial use.
• 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.
• Keep power cord away
from heated surfaces.
• Do not immerse power
cord or plug in water.
• 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
while cooking.
— Remove wire twist-ties
and metal handles from
paper or plastic containers before placing
them in 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.
• 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.
— If materials inside oven
should ignite, keep the
oven door closed, turn
the oven off and
disconnect the power
cord, or shut off power
at the fuse or circuit
breaker panel. If the
door is opened, the fire
may spread.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
ARCING
If you see arcing, press
the CLEAR/OFF pad and
correct the problem.
Arcing is the microwave
term for sparks in the oven.
Arcing is caused by:
• Foil not molded to food
(upturned edges act like
antennas).
• The temperature probe
in the microwave but not
inserted in the food.
• Metal, such as twist-ties,
poultry pins, or goldrimmed dishes, in the
microwave.
• The metal shelf not
installed correctly so it
touches the microwave
wall.
• Metal or foil touching the
side of the oven.
• Recycled paper towels
containing small metal
pieces being used in the
microwave.
FOODS
• Do not pop popcorn in
your microwave oven
unless in a special
microwave popcorn
accessory or unless you
use popcorn labeled for
use in microwave ovens.
• 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.
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• Do not boil eggs in a
microwave oven. Pressure
will build up inside egg
yolk and will cause it to
burst, possibly resulting
in injury.
• Operating the microwave
with no food inside for
more than a minute or
two may cause damage to
the oven and could start a
fire. It increases the heat
around the magnetron
and can shorten the life
of the oven.
• Foods with unbroken
outer “skin” such as
potatoes, hot dogs,
sausages, tomatoes,
apples, chicken livers
and other giblets, and
egg yolks should be
pierced to allow steam
to escape during cooking.
SAFETY
FACT
SUPERHEATED WATER
Microwaved water and
other liquids do not
always bubble when
they reach the boiling
point. They can actually
get superheated and not
bubble at all.
Superheated liquid will
bubble up out of the cup
when it is moved or
when something like a
spoon or tea bag is put
into it.
To prevent this from
happening and causing
injury, do not heat any
liquid for more than 2
minutes per cup. After
heating, let the cup
stand in the microwave
for 30 seconds before
moving it or putting
anything into it.
• Avoid heating baby food
in glass jars, even with the
lid off. Make sure all
infant food is thoroughly
cooked. Stir food to
distribute the heat
evenly. Be careful to
prevent scalding when
warming formula. The
container may feel cooler
than the formula really is.
Always test the formula
before feeding the baby.
• 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 the container to
stand in the oven for 30
to 40 seconds after the
oven has shut off. Do not
boil liquids in narrownecked 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.
• Don’t defrost frozen
beverages in narrownecked bottles (especially
carbonated beverages).
Even if the container is
opened, pressure can
build up. This can cause
the container to burst,
possibly resulting in
injury.
• Hot foods and steam
can cause burns. Be
careful when opening
any containers of hot
food, including popcorn
bags, cooking pouches
and boxes. To prevent
possible injury, direct
steam away from hands
and face.
• Do not overcook
potatoes. They could
dehydrate and catch
fire, causing damage to
your oven.
• 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.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MICROWAVING
MICROWAVESAFE
COOKWARE
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.”
How to test for a microwavesafe dish.
• If you are not sure if a
dish is microwave-safe,
use this test: Place in the
oven both the dish you
are testing and a glass
measuring cup filled with
1 cup of water—set the
measuring cup either in
or next to the dish.
Microwave 1 minute at
high. If the dish heats, it
should not be used for
microwaving.
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If the dish remains cool
and only the water in the
cup heats, then the dish
is microwave-safe.
• If you use a meat thermometer while cooking,
make sure it is safe for
use in microwave ovens.
• Do not use recycled
paper products. Recycled
paper towels, napkins
and waxed paper can
contain metal flecks
which may cause arcing
or ignite. Paper products
containing nylon or
nylon filaments should
be avoided, as they may
also ignite.
• Some styrofoam trays
(like those that meat is
packaged on) have a thin
strip of metal embedded
in the bottom. When
microwaved, the metal
can burn the floor of the
oven or ignite a paper
towel.
• Do not use the microwave
to dry newspapers.
• Not all plastic wrap is
suitable for use in microwave ovens. Check the
package for proper use.
• Paper towels, waxed
paper and plastic wrap
can be used to cover
dishes in order to retain
moisture and prevent
spattering. Be sure to
vent plastic wrap so steam
can escape.
• Cookware may become
hot because of heat
transferred from the
heated food. Pot holders
may be needed to handle
the cookware.
• “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.
• Use foil only as directed
in this guide. TV dinners
may be microwaved in
foil trays less than 3/4²
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.
• Plastic cookware—Plastic
cookware designed for
microwave cooking is very
useful, but should be used
carefully. Even microwavesafe plastic may not be as
tolerant of overcooking
conditions as are glass or
ceramic materials and
may soften or char if
subjected to short periods
of overcooking. In longer
exposures to overcooking, the food and
cookware could ignite.
Follow these guidelines:
1 Use microwave-safe
plastics only and use
them in strict compliance
with the cookware
manufacturer’s
recommendations.
2 Do not microwave empty
containers.
3 Do not permit children
to use plastic cookware
without complete
supervision.
THE VENT
FAN
The fan will operate
automatically under
certain conditions (see
Automatic Fan feature).
Take care to prevent the
starting and spreading of
accidental cooking fires
while the vent fan is in use.
• In the event of a grease
fire on the surface units
below the microwave
oven, smother a flaming
pan on the surface unit
by covering the pan
completely with a lid, a
cookie sheet or a flat tray.
• Clean the underside of
the microwave often. Do
not allow grease to build
up on the microwave or
the fan filters.
• Use care when cleaning
the vent fan filters.
Corrosive cleaning
agents, such as lye-based
oven cleaners, may
damage the filters.
• When flaming foods
under the microwave,
turn the vent fan off.
The fan, if operating,
may spread the flame.
• Never leave surface units
beneath your microwave
oven unattended at high
heat settings. Boilovers
cause smoking and greasy
spillovers that may ignite
and spread if the
microwave vent fan is
operating. To minimize
automatic fan operation,
use adequate sized
cookware and use high
heat on surface units only
when necessary.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS/OPTIONAL KITS
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
Ensure proper ground
exists before use.
WARNING
Improper use of the
grounding plug can result in
a risk of electric shock.
This appliance must be
grounded. In the event of
an electrical short circuit,
grounding reduces the risk
of electric shock by
providing an escape wire
for the electric current.
This appliance is equipped
with a power cord having a
grounding wire with a
grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an
outlet that is properly
installed and grounded.
Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if
the grounding instructions
are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as
to whether the appliance is
properly grounded.
If the outlet is a standard
2-prong wall outlet, it is
your personal responsibility
and obligation to have it
replaced with a properly
grounded 3-prong wall
outlet.
Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from
the power cord.
Do not use an adapter plug
with this appliance.
Do not use an extension
cord with this appliance. If
the power cord is too short,
have a qualified electrician
or service technician install
an outlet near the
appliance.
For best operation, plug
this appliance into its own
electrical outlet to prevent
flickering of lights, blowing
of fuse or tripping of
circuit breaker.
Optional Kits
Filler Panel Kits
JX40WH—White
JX41—Black
JX40AL—Almond
When replacing a 36² or
42² range hood, filler panel
kits fill in the additional
width to provide a custom
built-in appearance.
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For installation between
cabinets only; not for endof-cabinet installation. Each
kit contains two 3²-wide
filler panels. Two kits are
needed for a 42² opening.
Filter Kits
JX81A—Recirculating
Charcoal Filter Kit
Filter kits are used when
the microwave oven cannot
be vented to the outside.
Decorative Panel Kit
JX22SS—Stainless Steel
When replacing a Hi/Low
range, the decorative panel
kit fills in the area between
the microwave and the
range left by the Hi/Low
model.
Available at extra cost from
your GE supplier.
Operating Instructions
Features of Your Microwave
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance
may vary from your model.)
Features
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2
900 Watts
1 Temperature Probe.
Use with Temp Cook
and Roast functions
only.
2 Shelf. Lets you
microwave several
foods at once. Food
microwaves best when
placed directly on the
turntable.
3 Door Handle. Pull to
open the door. The
door must be securely
latched for the
microwave to operate.
4 Door Latches.
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9
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5 Window with Metal
Shield. Screen allows
cooking to be viewed
while keeping
microwaves confined
in the oven.
6 Receptacle for
Temperature Probe.
Probe must be securely
inserted into the
receptacle before the
oven will Temp Cook
or Roast.
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9
8
9 Grease Filters.
10 Removable Turntable.
Turntable and support
must be in place when
using the oven. The
turntable may be
removed for cleaning.
11 Convenience Guide.
NOTE: Rating plate, oven
vent(s) and oven light are
located on the inside walls
of the microwave oven.
7 Touch Control Panel
Display.
8 Cooktop Lights.
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Quick Start
The Controls on Your Microwave Oven
(Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)
You can
microwave by
time, temperature,
or with the sensor
features.
MICRO
COOK I & II
DEFROST
AUTO / TIME
ADD
30 SEC
POWER
LEVEL
1-10
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
1
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
EXPRESS COOK
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
Time and Auto Features
Time Cooking
Press
MICRO COOK I & II (Press once or twice)
DEFROST AUTO/TIME (Press twice)
EXPRESS COOK
ADD 30 SEC
POWER LEVEL
Enter
Amount of cooking time.
Amount of defrosting time.
Starts immediately!
Starts immediately!
Power level 1–10.
Defrosting by Weight
Press
DEFROST AUTO/TIME (Press once)
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Enter
Food weight.
HELP
Press this pad and any
feature pad for usage
instructions and tips.
GUIDE ON MICROWAVE
Before you begin, check
the guide located on the
inside front of the oven
when you open the door.
GUIDES IN BOOK
• Cooking
• Time Defrost
• Roasting
• Simmer
• Sensor Cooking
TEMP COOK /
ROAST
PROBE
2
Temperature Features
3
POPCORN
POTATOES
BEVERAGE
FRESH
VEG
REHEAT
GROUND
MEATS
CANNED
VEG
FISH
FILLETS
FROZEN
VEG
CHICKEN
PIECES
Sensor Features
Probe Cooking
Press
TEMP COOK/ROAST
(Press once)
TEMP COOK/ROAST
(Press twice)
TEMP COOK/ROAST
(Press three times)
TEMP COOK/ROAST
(Press four times)
Enter
Desired food
temperature.
Medium
automatically
selected.
Well
automatically
selected.
Simmer
automatically
selected.
Press
POPCORN
Enter
Starts
immediately!
BEVERAGE
Starts
immediately!
REHEAT
Starts
immediately!
CANNED VEG Starts
immediately!
FROZEN VEG Starts
immediately!
POTATOES
Starts
immediately!
FRESH VEG
Starts
immediately!
GROUND
Starts
MEATS
immediately!
FISH
Starts
FILLETS
immediately!
CHICKEN
Starts
PIECES
immediately!
Option
more/less
time
more/less
time
more/less
time
more/less
time
more/less
time
more/less
time
more/less
time
more/less
time
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Operating Instructions
Changing Power
Levels
POWER
LEVEL
1-10
1
2
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
4
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
7
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
START
How to Change the
Power Level
The power level may be
entered or changed
immediately after
entering the feature
time for MICRO COOK,
TIME DEFROST or
EXPRESS COOK. The
power level may also be
changed during time
countdown.
1 Press MICRO COOK
I & II or select Time
Defrost.
2 Enter cooking or
defrosting time.
3 Press POWER LEVEL.
4 Select desired power
level 1–10.
5 Press START.
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Variable power levels add
flexibility to microwave
cooking. The power levels
on the microwave oven can
be compared to the surface
units on a range. 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 food may
need more frequent
stirring, rotating or turning
over. Most cooking will be
done on High (power level
10). A lower setting will
cook more evenly and
need less stirring or
rotating of the food.
Some foods may have
better flavor, texture or
appearance if one of the
lower settings is used. Use
a lower power level when
cooking foods that have a
tendency to boil over, such
as scalloped potatoes.
Rest periods (when the
microwave energy cycles
off) give time for the food
to “equalize” or transfer
heat to the inside of the
food. An example of this is
shown with power level 3—
the defrost cycle. If microwave energy did not cycle
off, the outside of the food
would cook before the
inside was defrosted.
Here are some examples
of uses for various power
levels:
Power Level Best Uses
High 10
Fish, bacon,
vegetables,
boiling liquids.
Med-High 7 Gentle
cooking of
meat and
poultry;
baking
casseroles
and reheating.
Medium 5
Slow cooking
and tenderizing such as
stews and less
tender cuts of
meat.
Low 2 or 3
Defrosting
without
cooking;
simmering;
delicate sauces.
Warm 1
Keeping food
warm without
overcooking;
softening
butter.
Time Features
Micro Cook
MICRO
COOK I & II
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
7
8
9
0
Micro Cook I
Allows you to microwave
for any time up to 99
minutes and 99 seconds.
Power level 10 (High) is
automatically set, but you
may change it for more
flexibility.
DISPLAY ON/OFF
START
You may open the door
during Micro Cook to
check the food. Close the
door and press START to
resume cooking.
Micro Cook II
Lets you change power
levels automatically during
cooking. Here’s how to
do it:
1 Press MICRO COOK
I & II.
2 Enter the first cook time.
3 Change the power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
1 Press MICRO COOK
I & II.
4 Press MICRO COOK
I & II again.
2 Enter cooking time.
5 Enter the second cook
time.
3 Change power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a desired
power level 1–10.)
4 Press START.
6 Change the power level
if you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a power
level 1–10.)
7 Press START.
At the end of Micro Cook I,
Micro Cook II counts
down.
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Operating Instructions
Cooking Guide for Micro Cook I & II
NOTE: Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Asparagus
(fresh spears)
1 lb.
7 to 9 min.,
In 11⁄2-qt. oblong glass baking dish,
Med-High (7) place 1/4 cup water.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
(frozen spears) 10-oz. package
Beans
(fresh green) 1 lb. cut in half
(frozen green) 10-oz. package
Comments
(frozen lima)
10-oz. package
10 to 12 min. In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
6 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
6 to 8 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
Beets
(fresh, whole)
1 bunch
18 to 22 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
1 bunch
(11⁄4 to 11⁄2 lbs.)
8 to 10 min.
Broccoli
(fresh cut)
(fresh spears)
(frozen,
10-oz. package
chopped)
(frozen spears) 10-oz. package
Cabbage
(fresh)
In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
10 to 13 min. In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
1/4 cup water. Rotate dish after half of
time. (Turntable should be turned off.)
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole.
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
(wedges)
1 medium head 9 to 11 min.
(about 2 lbs.)
8 to 10 min.
In 11⁄2- or 2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
In 2- or 3-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup
water.
Carrots
(fresh, sliced)
(frozen)
1 lb.
10-oz. package
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Cauliflower
(flowerets)
(fresh, whole)
(frozen)
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7 to 9 min.
5 to 7 min.
1 medium head 10 to 14 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
1 medium head 10 to 17 min. In 2-qt. casserole, place 1/2 cup water.
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Vegetable
Amount
Time
Comments
5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
1 to 5 ears
3 to 4 min.
per ear
1 ear
2 to 6 ears
5 to 6 min.
3 to 4 min.
per ear
In 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish, place
corn. If corn is in husk, use no water; if
corn has been husked, add 1/4 cup
water. Rearrange after half of time.
(Turntable should be turned off.)
Place in 2-qt. oblong glass baking dish.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
Rearrange after half of time.
(Turntable should be turned off.)
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
Corn
(frozen kernel) 10-oz. package
Corn on the cob
(fresh)
(frozen)
Mixed
vegetables
(frozen)
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
Peas
(fresh, shelled) 2 lbs. unshelled 10 to 12 min. In 1-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
(frozen)
10-oz. package 5 to 7 min.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 2 tablespoons
water.
Potatoes
(fresh, cubed,
white)
4 potatoes
10 to 12 min. Peel and cut into 1 inch cubes. Place in
(6 to 8 oz. each)
2-qt. casserole with 1/2 cup water. Stir
after half of time.
(fresh, whole, 1 (6 to 8 oz.)
3 to 4 min.
Pierce with cooking fork. Place in
sweet or white)
center of the oven. Let stand 5 minutes.
Spinach
(fresh)
(frozen,
chopped
and leaf)
10 to 16 oz.
10-oz. package
5 to 7 min.
5 to 7 min.
In 2-qt. casserole, place washed spinach.
In 1-qt. casserole, place 3 tablespoons
water.
Squash
(fresh, summer 1 lb. sliced
5 to 7 min.
In 11⁄2-qt. casserole, place 1/4 cup water.
and yellow)
(winter, acorn 1 to 2 squash
8 to 11 min. Cut in half and remove fibrous
butternut)
(about 1 lb. each)
membranes. In 2-qt. oblong glass
baking dish, place squash cut-sidedown. Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
(Turntable should be turned off.)
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Operating Instructions
Time Features
Time Defrost
Allows you to defrost for
the length of time you
select. See the Defrosting
Guide for suggested times.
DEFROST
AUTO / TIME
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
7
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
START
1 Press DEFROST
AUTO/TIME twice.
2 Enter defrosting time.
3 Press START.
4 Turn food over when
the oven signals.
5 Press START.
(Auto Defrost explained
in the Auto Feature
section.)
Power level 3 is automatically set, but you may
change this for more flexibility. You may defrost
small items more quickly
by raising the power level
after entering the time.
However, they will need
more frequent attention
than usual.
Power level 7 cuts the total
defrosting time in about
half; power level 10 cuts
the total time to approximately 1/3. Rotate or stir
food frequently.
At one half of selected
defrosting time, the oven
signals TURN. At this time,
turn food over and break
apart or rearrange pieces
for more even defrosting.
Shield any warm areas with
small pieces of foil. The
oven will continue to
defrost if you don’t open
the door and turn the
food.
A dull thumping noise may
be heard during defrosting.
This sound is normal when
the oven is not operating at
High power.
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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. Plastic storage
containers should be at
least partially uncovered.
• Family-size, prepackaged
frozen dinners can be
defrosted and microwaved. If the food is in a
foil container, transfer it
to a microwave-safe dish.
• Foods that spoil easily,
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.
• For more even defrosting
of larger foods, such as
beef, lamb and veal
roasts, use Auto Defrost.
• Be sure large meats are
completely defrosted
before cooking.
• When defrosted, food
should be cool but
softened in all areas. If still
slightly icy, return to the
microwave very briefly, or
let it stand a few minutes.
Defrosting Guide
Food
Time
Breads, Cakes
Bread, buns or rolls (1 piece)
Sweet rolls (approx. 12 oz.)
1 min.
3 to 5 min.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets, frozen (1 lb.)
Shellfish, small pieces (1 lb.)
7 to 9 min.
5 to 7 min.
Fruit
Plastic pouch—1 to 2
(10-oz. package)
Meat
Bacon (1 lb.)
Franks (1 lb.)
Ground meat (1 lb.)
Roast: beef, lamb, veal, pork
Steaks, chops and cutlets
Poultry
Chicken, broiler-fryer
cut up (21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
Comments
Place block in casserole. Turn over and
break up after half the time.
3 to 6 min.
3 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven. Let
stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
3 to 5 min.
Place unopened package in oven.
Microwave just until franks can be
separated. Let stand 5 minutes, if
necessary, to complete defrosting.
5 to 7 min.
Turn meat over after half the time.
12 to 16 min. Use power level 1.
per lb.
6 to 8 min.
Place unwrapped meat in cooking dish.
per lb.
Turn over after half the time and shield
warm areas with foil. When finished,
separate pieces and let stand to complete
defrosting.
16 to 20 min.
Chicken, whole
(21⁄2 to 3 lbs.)
18 to 22 min.
Cornish hen
8 to 14 min.
per lb.
Turkey breast (4 to 6 lbs.)
6 to 10 min.
per lb.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap
and turn over after half the time. When
finished, separate pieces and microwave 2
to 4 minutes more, if necessary. Let stand
to finish defrosting.
Place wrapped chicken in dish. After half
the time, unwrap and turn chicken over.
Shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. If necessary, run cold water in
the cavity until giblets can be removed.
Place unwrapped hen in the oven breastside-up. Turn over after half the time.
Run cool water in the cavity until giblets
can be removed.
Place unwrapped breast in dish breastside-down. After half the time, turn over
and shield warm areas with foil. Finish
defrosting. Let stand 1 to 2 hours in
refrigerator to complete defrosting.
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Operating Instructions
Time Features
Express Cook
1
2
3
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
4
5
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
This is a quick way to set
cooking time for 1–6 minutes.
Press one of the Express
Cook pads (from 1 to 6)
for 1 to 6 minutes of
cooking at power level 10.
For example, press the 2
pad for 2 minutes of
cooking time.
The power level can be
changed as time is
counting down. Press
POWER LEVEL and
enter 1–10.
Add 30 Seconds
You can use this feature
two ways:
ADD
30 SEC
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• It will add 30 seconds to
the time counting down
each time the pad is
pressed.
• It can be used as a quick
way to set 30 seconds of
cooking time.
Auto Feature
Auto Defrost
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
7
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
START
1 Press DEFROST
AUTO/TIME once.
2 Using the Conversion
Guide at right, enter
food weight. For
example, press pads 1
and 2 for 1.2 pounds
(1 pound, 3 ounces).
The Defrost Auto/Time
feature gives you two ways
to defrost frozen foods.
Press DEFROST
AUTO/TIME once for
Auto Defrost or twice for
Time Defrost.
Use Auto Defrost for meat,
poultry and fish. Use Time
Defrost for most other
frozen foods.
Auto Defrost automatically
sets the defrosting times
and power levels to give
even defrosting results for
meats, poultry and fish.
There is a handy guide
located on the inside front
of the oven.
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,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,, ,,,,
DEFROST
AUTO / TIME
3 Press START.
(Time Defrost is
explained in the Time
Features section.)
Guide
Conversion Guide
If the weight of food is
stated in pounds and
ounces, the ounces must
be converted to tenths
(.1) of a pound.
Weight of
Food in
Ounces
Enter Food
Weight
(tenths of
a pound)
1–2
.1
3
.2
4–5
.3
6–7
.4
8
.5
9–10
.6
11
.7
12–13
.8
14–15
.9
• Remove meat from
package and place on
microwave-safe dish.
• Twice during defrost, the
oven signals TURN. At
each TURN signal, turn
the food over. Remove
defrosted meat or shield
warm areas with small
pieces of foil.
• After defrosting, most
meats need to stand 5
minutes to complete
defrosting. Large roasts
should stand for about
30 minutes.
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Operating Instructions
Temperature Features
Temperature Probe
Cable
End
Handle
Sensor
Appearance may vary
What happens when you
use the probe…
Cooking with the
probe allows you to
heat food to a certain
temperature. This is
the best way to cook
many foods.
The Temperature Probe
Cooking Tips
NOTE: The turntable will
not turn when the probe is
in use.
• Do not twist, drop or
bend the probe.
The temperature probe is
a food thermometer that
monitors the temperature
of the food. The probe
must be used when using
Temp Cook or Roast.
The probe is not
recommended for batters,
doughs, frozen foods and
foods which are difficult
to cook precisely by
temperature. Use the
Micro Cook setting for
these foods.
• Make sure the cable end
is inserted all the way into
the oven wall receptacle.
• Insert the probe into the
center of the food. Make
sure the handle does not
touch the food or the top
or sides of the oven.
• Do not leave the probe
in the oven if it’s not
inserted in food. If it
touches the oven wall, it
may damage the oven.
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• Be sure frozen food has
been completely
defrosted before
inserting the probe. The
probe may break off if
used in frozen foods.
• Cover foods loosely for
moisture control and
quick, even heating.
• Use a lower power level
with the probe; foods will
take longer to cook but
they will heat more
evenly.
Temp Cook/Roast
TEMP COOK /
ROAST
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
7
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
Three Ways to Use the Temp
Cook/Roast Feature
How to Use the Probe and
Set the Temperature Yourself
1 You set the temperature
you want.
1 Insert the temperature
probe in the center of a
casserole and attach it
securely in the oven wall.
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
START
What happens when you
Temp Cook/Roast using
the probe…
This pad offers 3
options:
1) You select the
temperature you want.
2) The temperature is
automatically selected
for medium or well
done roasts.
Press TEMP COOK/
ROAST once. This is
good for foods such as
soups, casseroles,
sandwiches and
beverages.
2 Temperature is
automatically selected
for cooking roasts
medium or well.
Roast Medium—Press
TEMP COOK/ROAST
twice. Roast Well—Press
TEMP COOK/ROAST
three times.
See the Roasting Guide
for suggestions.
3 Temperature is
automatically selected
for slow cooking of
foods (simmer).
2 Press TEMP COOK/
ROAST once.
3 Enter the desired food
temperature.
4 Change power level if
you don’t want full
power. (Press POWER
LEVEL. Select a power
level 1–10.)
5 Press START.
6 When the temperature is
reached, the microwave
will signal. Food will be
held at this temperature
for 60 minutes. The oven
beeps when the hold
time is complete.
Simmer—Press TEMP
COOK/ROAST 4 times.
See the Simmer Guide
for specific directions.
3) A simmer temperature is automatically
selected.
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Operating Instructions
Temperature Features
What happens when
you use the probe
for roasting…
How to Use the Probe with
the Roast Settings
Receptacle
For the two Roast
settings, the probe
temperature is
preprogrammed.
Food will be held at this
temperature for 60
minutes. The oven
beeps when hold time
is complete.
Just as in regular
roasting, only tender
roasts should be roasted
by using the probe. Less
tender roasts should be
microwaved by time.
Preparing Meats for Roasting
• Place a tender beef roast
in a cooking bag on a
trivet in a microwave-safe
dish. (Refer to package
instructions for proper
use of the cooking bag.)
1 Insert the probe in the
roast and attach it
securely in the oven wall.
2 Roast Medium—Press
TEMP COOK/ROAST
twice. Roast Well—Press
TEMP COOK/ROAST
three times.
3 Press START.
4 The microwave signals
when it’s time to turn the
roast over. After you turn
the roast, close the door
and press START.
NOTE: The oven continues
to cook after the signal
whether or not roast is
turned over.
• Insert the probe
through the cooking
bag horizontally into
the center meaty area
not touching bone or fat.
Make sure the handle
does not touch the food
or top or sides of the
oven.
• When using the probe in
chicken, turkey or other
poultry, insert the probe
horizontally into the
meatiest area.
Roasting Guide
Doneness
Selection
Approx. Time
(minutes per pound)
Medium
Well
15–23
23–30
Pork (5 lb. max.)
Loin Roast
Well
23–30
Poultry (6 lb. max.)
Turkey Breast
Well
16–19
Food Type
Beef (5 lb. max.)
Tender Roast
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How to Use the Probe to
Simmer
Press TEMP COOK/ROAST 4
times to select Simmer.
The Simmer feature heats
food to 180°F. and holds it
at that temperature up to
12 hours or until you
remove it and press
CLEAR/OFF.
1 Insert the temperature
probe into the food,
resting it on the side of
the dish. Attach it
securely in the oven wall.
2 Press TEMP COOK/
ROAST 4 times to select
Simmer.
3 Press START. If you need
to stir the food, restart the
oven by pressing START
again.
When the simmer
temperature is reached,
the oven holds the food
at that temperature until
CLEAR/OFF is pressed.
Simmer Guide
Food Type
Hours*
Beef
Pot Roast
5–7
Chili
Chicken
Stewing
5–8
Add enough liquid to just cover meat. If
adding vegetables, make sure they are
completely covered by liquid.
Precook meat. Stir after 3 hours, if possible.
3–4
Add 4 cups liquid. Insert probe into
meatiest area of thigh from below end and
parallel to leg. Turn over after 1/2 of time.
Same as above.
Ham/Pork
Roast
4–6
Add 4 cups liquid.
Soup
Stock/Vegetable
7–10
Make sure that vegetables and meat are
covered by liquid. Stir every 3 hours.
Add enough liquid to cover peas at least
2 inches. Stir after 3 hours.
Broiler/Fryer
Split Pea
4–6
Comments
5–7
*Total time includes time to bring food to 180°F. and hold at that temperature until done.
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Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Humidity Sensor
What happens when
using the Sensor
Features…
The Sensor Features
detect the increasing
humidity released
during cooking. The
oven automatically
adjusts the cooking
time to various types
and amounts of food.
Covered
• The proper containers
and covers are essential
for best sensor cooking.
Vented
• Always use microwavesafe containers and cover
them with lids or vented
plastic wrap. Never use
tight sealing plastic
containers—they can
prevent steam from
escaping and cause food
to overcook.
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Dry off dishes so they don’t
mislead the sensor.
• Be sure the outside of
the cooking containers
and the inside of the
microwave oven are dry
before placing food in
the oven. Beads of
moisture turning into
steam can mislead the
sensor.
Popcorn
How to Use the Popcorn
Feature
POPCORN
EXPRESS COOK
1
9
(less time)
(more time)
Use only with prepackaged
microwave popcorn weighing
1.75 to 3.5 ounces.
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf when cooking
popcorn.
1 Follow package instructions, using Micro Cook
if the package is less than
1.75 ounces or larger
than 3.5 ounces. Place
the package of popcorn
in the center of the
microwave.
2 Press POPCORN. The
oven starts immediately.
If you open the door while
“POPCORN” is displayed,
“SENSOR ERROR” will
appear. Close the door,
press CLEAR/OFF and
begin again.
How to Adjust the Popcorn
Program to Provide a Shorter
or Longer Cook Time
If you find that the brand of
popcorn you use underpops
or overcooks consistently,
you can add or subtract
20–30 seconds to the
automatic popping time.
To add time:
After pressing POPCORN,
press 9 immediately after
the oven starts for an extra
20 seconds.
Press 9 again to add another
10 seconds (total 30
seconds additional time).
To subtract time:
After pressing POPCORN,
press 1 immediately after
the oven starts for 20
seconds less cooking time.
Press 1 again to reduce
cooking time another 10
seconds (total 30 seconds
less time).
Beverage
BEVERAGE
Press BEVERAGE to heat a
cup of coffee or other
beverage.
Drinks heated with the
Beverage feature may be
very hot. Remove the
container with care.
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Operating Instructions
Sensor Features
Reheat
REHEAT
For reheating single servings
of previously cooked foods or
a plate of leftovers.
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf when using
the Reheat feature.
How to Use the Reheat
Feature
1 Place covered food in
the oven. Press
REHEAT. The oven
starts immediately.
2 The oven signals when
steam is sensed and the
time remaining begins
counting down.
Do not open the oven door
until time is counting
down. If the door is
opened, close it and press
START immediately.
After removing food from the
oven, stir, if possible, to even
out the temperature. If food is
not hot enough, use Micro
Cook to reheat for more time.
Reheated foods may have
wide variations in
temperature. Some areas
may be extremely hot.
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Some Foods Not
Recommended For Use With
Reheat
It is best to use Micro Cook
for these foods:
• Bread products.
• Foods that must be
reheated uncovered.
• Foods that need to be
stirred or rotated.
• Foods calling for a dry
look or crisp surface after
reheating.
Sensor Cooking
POTATOES
GROUND
MEATS
CANNED
VEG
FISH
FILLETS
FROZEN
VEG
CHICKEN
PIECES
FRESH
VEG
Sensor Cooking gives you easy,
automatic results with a variety
of foods (see the Cooking Guide
below).
NOTE: Do not use the
metal shelf with Sensor
Cooking.
Canned Vegetables, Frozen
Vegetables, Fresh Vegetables,
Potatoes, Fish Fillets, Chicken
Pieces, Ground Meats
NOTE: If the food is not
done enough, use Micro
Cook to cook for more
time.
1 Place covered food in
the oven. Press the food
pad. The oven starts
immediately.
How to Change the
Automatic Settings
2 The oven signals when
steam is sensed and time
remaining is counting
down. Turn or stir the
food if necessary.
Do not open the oven door
until time is counting
down. If the door is
opened, close it and press
START immediately.
You can adjust the cooking
time for all foods, except
for CANNED VEG, to suit
your personal taste.
Reduce time by 10%:
Press 1 after the food pad.
Add 10% to cooking time:
Press 9 after the food pad.
Cooking Guide
Food Type
Amount
Comments
Canned Vegetables
4–16 oz.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
Frozen Vegetables
4–16 oz.
Follow package instructions for
adding water. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap.
Fresh Vegetables
4–16 oz.
Add 1/4 cup water per serving.
Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.
1/2–2 lbs.
Pierce skin with fork. Place potatoes
on the turntable.
Potatoes
Fish Fillets
Chicken Pieces
Ground Meats
(Beef, Pork, Turkey)
4–16 oz.
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
1–8
pieces
Cover with vented plastic wrap.
1/2–3 lbs.
Use round casserole dish. Crumble
meat into dish. Cover with lid or
vented plastic wrap. Drain and stir
at signal.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features
Help
The HELP pad displays
feature information and
helpful hints. Press HELP,
then select a feature pad.
HELP
Cooking Complete
Reminder
To remind you that you
have food in the oven, the
oven will display “FOOD IS
READY” and beep once a
minute until you either
open the oven door or
press CLEAR/OFF.
Press to enter the time of
day or to check the time of
day while microwaving.
1 Press CLOCK.
Clock
CLOCK
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
7
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
AM/PM
30
3
EXPRESS COOK
2 Enter time of day.
3 Select AM/PM.
4 Press START or CLOCK.
Scroll Speed
The scroll speed of the
display can be changed.
Press and hold the AM/PM
pad about 3 seconds to
bring up the display. Select
1–5 for slow to fast scroll
speed.
AM/PM
SCROLL SPEED
Display On/Off
0
To turn the clock display
off, press and hold 0 for
about three seconds.
To redisplay the clock,
repeat.
Delay Start allows you to set
the microwave to delay
cooking up to 24 hours.
3 Select any combination
of Defrost Auto/Time,
Micro Cook I & II or
Temp Cook.
DISPLAY ON/OFF
Delay Start
DELAY
START
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
7
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
AM/PM
1 Press DELAY START.
2 Enter the time you want
the oven to start. (Be sure
the microwave clock
shows the correct time
of day.)
4 Press START.
The Delay Start time will be
displayed plus “DS.” The
oven will automatically
start at the delayed time.
The time of day may be
displayed by pressing
CLOCK.
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Operating Instructions
Other Features
Timer On/Off
TIMER
ON/OFF
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
7
8
9
0
Timer On/Off operates as
a minute timer and can be
used at any time, even
when the oven is operating.
When time is up, the oven
will signal. To turn off the
timer signal, press TIMER
ON/OFF.
1 Press TIMER ON/OFF.
NOTE: The timer indicator
will be lit while the timer
is operating.
2 Enter time you want to
count down.
3 Press TIMER ON/OFF
to start.
DISPLAY ON/OFF
Start/Pause
In addition to starting
many functions,
START/PAUSE allows you
to stop cooking without
opening the door or
clearing the display.
START
PAUSE
Reminder
REMINDER
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
7
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
8
9
0
The Reminder feature can
be used like an alarm clock
and can be used at any
time, even when the oven
is operating. The
Reminder time can be set
up to 24 hours later.
3 Select AM or PM.
1 Press REMINDER.
NOTE: The REM indicator
will remain lit to show that
the Reminder is set. To
clear the Reminder before
it occurs, press
REMINDER, then 0. The
REM indicator will no
longer be lit.
DISPLAY ON/OFF
AM/PM
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2 Enter the time you want
the oven to remind you.
(Be sure the microwave
clock shows the correct
time of day.)
4 Press REMINDER. When
Reminder signal occurs,
press REMINDER to turn
it off. The Reminder
time may be displayed by
pressing REMINDER.
Child Lock-Out
CLEAR
OFF
You may lock the control
panel to prevent the
microwave from being
accidentally started or used
by children.
To lock or unlock the
controls, press and hold
CLEAR/OFF for about
three seconds. When the
control panel is locked, an
“L” will be displayed to the
extreme right.
For best cooking results,
leave the turntable on. It
can be turned off for large
dishes. Press TURNTABLE
to turn the turntable on or
off.
Sometimes the turntable
can become too hot to
touch. Be careful touching
the turntable during and
after cooking.
The vent fan removes
steam and other vapors
from surface cooking.
Press VENT FAN once for
high fan speed, twice for
low fan speed or a third
time to turn the fan off.
An automatic fan feature
protects the microwave
from too much heat rising
from the cooktop below it.
It automatically turns on at
low speed if it senses too
much heat.
If you have turned the fan
on you may find that you
cannot turn it off. The fan
will automatically turn off
when the internal parts are
cool. It may stay on for 30
minutes or more after the
cooktop and microwave
controls are turned off.
Turntable
TURNTABLE
ON - OFF
Vent Fan
VENT
FAN
HI-LO-OFF
Automatic Fan
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Operating Instructions
Other Features
Surface Light
Press SURFACE LIGHT
once for bright light, twice
for the night light or three
times to turn the light off.
SURFACE
LIGHT
BRIGHT-NIGHT-OFF
Sound Level
The beeper sound level
can be adjusted. Press
SOUND LEVEL. Choose
0–3 for mute to loud.
SOUND
LEVEL
0-1-2-3
Auto Nite Light
AUTO
NITE LIGHT
1
EXPRESS COOK
4
EXPRESS COOK
7
2
EXPRESS COOK
5
3
EXPRESS COOK
6
EXPRESS COOK
EXPRESS COOK
8
9
0
DISPLAY ON/OFF
AM/PM
You can set the night
light to turn on and off
automatically at any time
you want.
1 Press AUTO NITE
LIGHT.
2 Enter the time you want
the light to turn on.
Select AM or PM.
3 Press AUTO NITE
LIGHT again and enter
the time you want the
light to turn off. Select
AM or PM.
4 Press AUTO NITE
LIGHT.
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NITE will stay lit to remind
you that the feature is set.
You can review the Auto
Nite Light settings by
pressing AUTO NITE
LIGHT.
To erase your settings
and turn off the automatic
feature, press AUTO NITE
LIGHT, then 0.
Helpful Information
Two-Position Shelf
Microwaving with
the Shelf
How to Use the Shelf
When Microwaving
Food microwaves best
when placed on the
turntable or on the shelf
in the lower position.
The lower position
provides a flat surface for
placing dishes that may tilt
if placed on the turntable.
For best cooking results,
remove the shelf unless you
are cooking on two levels.
• Make sure the shelf is
positioned properly
inside the microwave
to prevent damage to
the oven from arcing.
• Do not use a
microwave browning dish on the shelf.
The shelf could
overheat.
The lower position also
allows you to place 2 dishes
side-by-side. This is helpful
for casseroles or other
cookware that may be too
tall to cook on two levels.
For best results
• Do not cook with the
shelf on the microwave
floor. This could
damage the microwave.
• Use pot holders when
handling the shelf—it
may be hot.
Uneven results
The upper position gives
you the option to reheat or
cook more than one dish
of food at the same time.
• Do not use the shelf
when cooking
popcorn.
• Do not use the shelf
with Sensor Cooking
or Reheat.
2-level cooking
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Helpful Information
Two-Position Shelf
Cooking and
Reheating
• To cook on 2 levels
or
Switch places after 1/2 time.
Switch places after 1/2 time.
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• To reheat on 2 levels
or
• To cook 2 dishes on the
lower level:
• To reheat 2 dishes on the
lower level:
1 Double the cooking time.
1 Multiply reheat time
by 11/2.
2 Switch places after 1/2
the time and give dishes
1/2 turn. (Place dense
foods, or those that
require a longer cook
time, on the shelf first.)
2 Switch places after 1/2
the time.
Microwave Terms
Term
Definition
Arcing
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is
caused by:
• the temperature probe staying in the oven but not inserted in
the food.
• the metal shelf being installed incorrectly and touching the
microwave walls.
• metal or foil touching the side of the oven.
• foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like
antennas).
• metal such as twist ties, poultry pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
• recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces.
Covering
Covers hold in moisture, allow for more even heating and reduce
cooking time. Venting plastic wrap or covering with wax paper
allows excess steam to escape.
Shielding
In a regular oven, you shield chicken breasts or baked foods to
prevent over-browning. When microwaving, you use small strips of
foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on poultry,
which would cook before larger parts.
Standing Time
When you cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are
allowed to stand to finish cooking or to set. Standing time is
especially important in microwave cooking. Note that a microwaved
cake is not placed on a cooling rack.
Venting
After covering a dish with plastic wrap, you vent the plastic wrap by
turning back one corner so excess steam can escape.
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Helpful Information
Care and Cleaning
Helpful Hints
Open the oven door a few
minutes after cooking to
air out the inside. An
occasional thorough
wiping with a solution of
baking soda and water
keeps the inside fresh.
NOTE: Be certain the power
is off before cleaning any
part of this oven.
Walls, Floor, Inside Window,
Metal and Plastic Parts on
the Door
Removable Turntable and
Turntable Support
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How to Clean
the Inside
Some spatters can be
removed with a paper
towel, others may require
a damp cloth. Remove
greasy spatters with a sudsy
cloth, then rinse with a
damp cloth. Do not use
abrasive cleaners or sharp
utensils on oven walls.
Never use a commercial
oven cleaner on any part
of your microwave.
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.
Temperature Probe
Clean immediately after
using. To clean, wipe with
sudsy cloth, then rub
lightly with plastic scouring
ball if necessary. Rinse and
dry. The probe can also be
washed in the dishwasher.
Shelf
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Clean with mild soap and
water or in the dishwasher.
Do not clean in a selfcleaning oven.
How to Clean
the Outside
Do not use cleaners
containing ammonia or
alcohol on the
microwave oven.
Ammonia or alcohol can
damage the appearance
of the microwave.
Case
Stainless Steel
Clean the outside of the
microwave with a sudsy
cloth. Rinse and then dry.
Wipe the window clean
with a damp cloth.
To clean the surface use
hot soapy water, then rinse
and dry. Do not use steel
wool pads or other abrasive
cleaners. They will scratch
the surface.
Control Panel and Door
Wipe with a damp cloth.
Dry thoroughly. Do not use
cleaning sprays, large
amounts of soap and
water, abrasives or sharp
objects on the panel—they
can damage it. Some paper
towels can also scratch the
control panel.
Door Surface
It’s important to keep the
area clean where the door
seals against the microwave. Use only mild, nonabrasive detergents
applied with a clean sponge
or soft cloth. Rinse well.
Bottom
Clean off the grease and
dust on the bottom often.
Use a solution of warm
water and detergent.
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Helpful Information
Light Bulb Replacement
Cooktop Light/
Night Light
Replace with 40-watt
tubular bulbs. Order
WB36X936 from your GE
supplier. Tubular 40-watt
bulbs (40T6 1/2 /2),
available in supermarkets
and hardware stores,
may also be used for
replacements.
1 To replace the bulb(s),
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
3 Be sure the bulb(s) to be
replaced are cool before
removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove
the bulb by gently turning.
2 Remove the screw at the
front of the light cover
and lower the cover.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.
REMOVE SCREWS
Oven Light
Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 30-watt
incandescent bulb
(WB02X4235), available
from your GE supplier.
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1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws
that hold it in place.
3 Next, remove the two
screws located above the
door near the center of
the oven that secure the
light housing.
The Exhaust Feature
The Vent Fan
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
The vent fan has 2 metal
reusable grease filters.
Models that recirculate air
back into the room also use
a charcoal filter.
The metal filters trap
grease released by foods on
the cooktop. They also
prevent flames from foods
on the cooktop from
damaging the inside of the
microwave.
For this reason, the filters
must ALWAYS be in place
when the hood is used.
The grease filters should
be cleaned once a month,
or as needed.
To remove, slide it to the
rear using the tab. Pull it
down and out.
Rinse, shake and let it dry
before replacing.
Reusable Grease Filters
(on all models)
Reusable Grease
Filters
Removing and
Cleaning the Filter
To clean the grease filter,
soak it and then swish it
around in hot water and
detergent. Don’t use
ammonia or ammonia
products because they will
darken the metal. Light
brushing can be used to
remove embedded dirt.
To replace, slide the filter
in the frame slot on the
back of the opening. Pull
up and to the front to lock
into place.
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Helpful Information
The Exhaust Feature
Charcoal Filter
(on some models)
The charcoal filter
cannot be cleaned. It
must be replaced. Order
Part No. WB02X9883
from your GE supplier.
If the model is not vented
to the outside, the air will
be recirculated through a
disposable charcoal filter
that helps remove smoke
and odors.
The charcoal filter should
be replaced when it is
noticeably dirty or discolored (usually after 6 to
12 months, depending on
hood usage).
To remove the charcoal
filter, disconnect power at
the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
Remove the top grille by
removing the 2 screws that
hold it in place. Slide the
filter towards the front of
the oven and remove it.
To install a new filter,
remove plastic and other
outer wrapping from the
new filter.
Insert the filter into the
top opening of the oven as
shown. It will rest at an
angle on 2 side support
tabs and in front of the
right rear tab. Replace
the grille and 2 screws.
To Remove
Charcoal Filter
Remove 2 grille screws to
remove the grille.
To Install
Charcoal Filter
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If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Problem
Possible Cause
What to Do
Oven will not
start
A fuse in your home
may be blown or the
circuit breaker tripped.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker.
Power surge.
• Unplug the microwave oven, then plug
it back in.
Plug not fully inserted
into wall outlet.
• Make sure the 3-prong plug on the
oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
“PLEASE INSERT
PROBE“ appears
on display
Probe has been
forgotten or not
inserted properly.
• Insert the probe properly into the wall
receptacle.
“SENSOR ERROR”
appears on display
When using a Sensor
feature, the door was
opened before steam
could be detected.
• Do not open door until steam is
sensed and time is shown counting
down on display.
Steam was not detected
in maximum amount of
time.
• Use Micro Cook to heat for more time.
Floor of the oven is
warm, even when
the oven has not
been used
The cooktop light is
located below the oven
floor. When the light
is on, the heat it
produces may make the
oven floor get warm.
• This is normal.
“BAD PROBE”
appears on display
The probe has not been
completely inserted
into the wall receptacle.
• Insert the probe properly into the wall
receptacle.
The probe is defective.
• Replace the probe.
“LOCKED” appears
on display
The control has been
locked.
• Press and hold CLEAR/OFF for
about 3 seconds to unlock the control.
Food amount too
large for Sensor
Reheat
Sensor Reheat is for
single servings of
recommended foods.
• Use Micro Cook for large amounts
of food.
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If Something Goes Wrong
Before You Call For Service
Problem
Possible Cause
What to Do
You hear an
unusual, low-tone
beep
You have tried to start
the Reminder without
a valid time of day.
• Start over and enter a valid time
of day.
You have tried to start
the Auto Nite Light
without a valid time of
day entered for the
on-time and off-time.
• Start over and enter a valid time
of day.
You have tried to turn
the turntable on when
the probe is in use.
• The turntable will not operate when
the probe is in use.
You have tried to change • Many of the oven’s features are preset
the power level when it is
and cannot be changed.
not allowed.
Things That
Are Normal
• Steam or vapor escaping
from around the door.
• Light reflection around
door or outer case.
• Dimming oven light and
change in the blower
sound at power levels
other than high.
• Dull thumping sound
while oven is operating.
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• TV-radio interference
might be noticed while
using the microwave.
Similar to the interference
caused by other small
appliances, it does not
indicate a problem with
the microwave. Plug the
microwave into a different
electrical circuit, move the
radio or TV as far away
from the microwave as
possible, or check the
position and signal of the
TV/radio antenna.
Notes
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Notes
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Dear Customer:
Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your
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Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:
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Complete and
mail your Consumer
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Registration today.
Have the peace of
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can contact you in
the unlikely event of
a safety modification.
After mailing the
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store this document
in a safe place. It
contains information
you will need should
you require service.
Our service number
is 800-GE-CARES
(800-452-2737).
Model Number
Read your Owner’s
Manual carefully. It
will help you operate
your new appliance
properly. If you
have questions,
or need more
information call the
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000.
Serial Number
Important: If you did not get a registration card with
your product, detach and return the form
below to ensure that your product is registered.
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GE Service Numbers
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800.626.2000
In-Home Repair
Service
800-GE-CARES
(800-432-2737)
For Customers With
Special Needs
800.626.2000
800-TDD-GEAC
(800-833-4322)
Service Contracts
800-626-2224
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Open 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
We provide expert repair
service, scheduled at a
time that’s convenient
for you.
Our factory-trained
technicians know your
appliance inside and out—
so most repairs can be
handled in just one visit.
GE offers Braille controls
for a variety of GE
appliances, and a brochure
to assist in planning a
barrier-free kitchen for
persons with limited
mobility.
With a service contract GE
Consumer Service will still
be there after your
warranty expires.
With a multiple-year
contract, you’re assured of
future service at today’s
prices.
Parts and
Accessories
800-626-2002
Further Service
Individuals qualified
to service their own
appliances can have
parts or accessories sent
directly to their home.
(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.
If for some reason you are
not happy with the service
you receive, here are three
steps to follow for further
help.
Finally, if your problem is
still not resolved, write:
First, contact the people
who serviced your
appliance. Explain why you
are not pleased.
Major Appliance
Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Next, if you are still not
pleased, write all the
details—including
your phone number—to:
Consumer Relations
GE Appliances
Louisville, KY 40225
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MICROWAVE OVEN
WARRANTY
Staple sales slip or cancelled check here. Proof of original
purchase date is needed to obtain service under warranty.
What Is Covered
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
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.
LIMITED ADDITIONAL
NINE-YEAR WARRANTY
For the second through the tenth year
from the 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 the service trip to your home and
service labor charges.
What Is Not Covered
************************************
This warranty is extended to the original
purchaser and any succeeding owner for
products purchased for ordinary home use
in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii and
Washington, D.C. In Alaska the warranty is
the same except that it is LIMITED because
you must pay to ship the product to the
service shop or for the service technician’s
travel costs to your home.
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).
Warrantor is not responsible for consequential damages.
• Service trips to your home to teach you
how to use the product.
Read your Owner’s Manual. 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
• 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 misused, or
used for other than the intended purpose
or used commercially.
• Damage to product caused by accident,
fire, floods or acts of God.
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
Part No. 164D3370P032
Pub. No. 49-40031
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If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write:
Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225
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