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700 watts
model JES737

Safety Instructions .............. 2-5

Operating Instructions
Features .............................. 6
Quick Start ............................ 6
Changing Power Levels ................ 7
Time Features ...................... 7-10
Convenience Features ............. 10-11
Auto Feature ......................... 11
Other Features ....................... 12

Helpful Information
Microwave Terms ..................... 13
Care and Cleaning ................ 13-14
If Something Goes Wrong ............. 1/4
Things That Are Normal ............... 1/4

Microwave Oven Warrantg ..... 15

Consumer Support ....... back cover

49-40522 07-06JR

PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID • Do not mount the microwave oven over or near ang portion of
a heating or cooking appliance
POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO • Do not store angthing directlg on top of the microwave oven
surface when the oven is in operation
EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE • Do not operate ang heating or cooking appliance beneath
ENERGY this microwave

• Use this appliance onlg for its intended use as described in this
For gour safetg, the information in this manual must be followed
manual Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance
to minimize the risk of fire or explosion, or to prevent propertg
This microwave oven is specificallg designed to heat drg or cook
damage, personal injurg or loss of life.
food and is not intended for laboratorg or industrial use
Do Not Attempt to operate this oven with the door open since
• Do not operate this appliance if it has a damaged power cord or
open-door operation can result in harmful exposure to
plug if it is not working properlg or if it has been damaged or
microwave energy It is important not to defeat or tamper with
the safet 9 interlocks
• Do not cover or block ang openings on the appliance
Do Not Place any object between the oven front face and the door
or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces • Do not store this appliance outdoors Do not use this product near
water-for example in a wet basement near a swimming pool
Do Not Operate the oven if it is damaged It is particularly important
near a sink or in similar locations
that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the:
• Keep power cord away from heated surfaces
1 door (bent)
2 hinges and latches (brokenor loosened) • Do not immerse power cord or plug in water
3 door seals and sealing surfaces • Do not let power cord hang over edge of table or counter
The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired bg angone except • To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:
properly qualified service personnel.
- Do not overcook food Carefully attend appliance when paper
plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven
while cooking
WARNING! - Remove wire twist-ties and metal handles from paper or plastic
When using electrical appliances, basic safetg precautions containers before placing them in the oven
should be followed, including the following:
- 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 ignite keep the oven door closed turn the
oven off and disconnect the power cord or shut off power at the
This microwave oven is not approved or tested for marine use. fuse or circuit breaker panel If the door is opened the fire may
• Read and follow the specific "Precautions to Avoid Possible
Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy" above • Seedoor surface cleaning instructions in the Care and Cleaning
section(s) of this manual
• This appliance must be grounded Connect onlg to properlg
rounded outlet See Grounding Instructions section on page/4 • GE does not support any servicing of the microwave We strongly
recommend that you do not attempt to service the microwave
• Do not mount this appliance over a sink
• Install or locate this appliance onlg in accordance with the
• As with any appliance close supervision is necessary when used
provided Installation Instructions
by children
• Be certain to place the front surface of the door three inches or
more back from the countertop edge to avoid accidental tipping SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
of the appliance in normal usage

Toreduce the risk of injury to persons:

- Do not overheat the liquid.
MICROWAVING -- Stir the liquid both before and halfway through heating it.

- Do not use straight-sided containers with narrow necks.

- After heating, allow the container to stand in the microwave oven

for a short time before removing the container.
If gou see arcing, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and correct the problem. - Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or other utensil into the
Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is container.
caused by: * Avoid heating baby food in glass jars, even with the lid off. Make
° Metal or foil touching the side of the oven. sure all infant food is thoroughly cooked. Stir food to distribute the
heat evenly. Be careful to prevent scalding when warming formula.
° Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).
The container may feel cooler than the formula really is. Always test
° Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins or gold-rimmed dishes, the formula before feeding the baby.
in the microwave.
* Don't defrost frozen beverages in narrow-necked bottles (especially
* Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure
in the microwave.
can build up. This can cause the container to burst, possibly
resulting in injury.

FOODS * Hot foods and steam can cause burns. Be careful when opening
any containers of hot food, including popcorn bags, cooking
* Do not pop popcorn in your microwave oven unless in a special pouches and boxes. To prevent possible injury, direct steam away
microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled from hands and face.
for use in microwave ovens.
* Do not overcook potatoes. They could dehydrate and catch
* Some products such as whole eggs and sealed containers-for fire, causing damage to your oven.
example, closed jars-are able to explode and should not be heated * Cook meat and poultry thoroughly-meat to at least an INTERNAL
in this microwave oven. Such use of the microwave oven could result
temperature of 160°Fand poultry to at least an INTERNALtemperature
in injury. of 180°R Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against
* Do not boil eggs in a microwave oven. Pressure will build up inside foodborne illness.
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 MICROWAVE-SAFE COOKWARE
a fire. It increases the heat around the magnetron and can Make sure all cookware used in your
shorten the life of the oven.
microwave oven is suitable for
* Foods with unbroken outer "skin" such as potatoes, hot dogs, microwaving. Most glass casseroles,
sausages, tomatoes, apples, chicken livers and other giblets, cooking dishes, measuring cups, custard
and egg yolks should be pierced to allow steam to escape cups, pottery or china dinnerware which
during cooking. 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
SAFETY FACT the oven both the dish you are testing and a glass measuring cup
SUPERHEATED WATER filled with I 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
Liquids, such as water, coffee or tea are able to be overheated
be used for microwaving. If the dish remains cool and only the
begond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible
water in the cup heats, then the dish is microwave-safe.
bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the
* If you use a meat thermometer while cooking, make sure it is safe
microwave oven is not alwags present. THIS COULD RESULT
for use in microwave ovens.


• Do not use recycled paper products. Recycled paper towels,
napkins and waxed paper can contain metal flecks which may WARNING! PREFERRED
cause arcing or ignite. Paper products containing nylon or nylon
filaments should be avoided, as they may also ignite. Improper use of the grounding plug
can result in a risk of electric shock.
• Some styrofoam trays (likethose that meat is packaged on) have a
thin strip of metal embedded in the bottom. When microwaved, the This appliance must be grounded. Ensure proper ground
metal can burn the floor of the oven or ignite a paper towel. In the event of an electrical short circuit, exists before use.
grounding reduces the risk of electric
• Do not use the microwave to dry newspapers. shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current. This
• Not all plastic wrap is suitable for use in microwave ovens. appliance is equipped with a power cord having a grounding wire
Check the package for proper use. with a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet
that is properly installed and grounded.
• Paper towels, waxed paper and plastic wrap can be used to cover
dishes in order to retain moisture and prevent spattering. Be sure Consult a qualified electrician or service technician if the grounding
instructions are not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to
to vent plastic wrap so steam can escape.
whether the appliance is properly grounded.
• Cookware may become hot because of heat transferred from the
If the outlet is a standard 2-prong wall outlet, it is your personal
heated food. Pot holders may be needed to handle the cookware.
responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly
• "Bailable" cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags should grounded 3-prong wall outlet.
be slit, pierced or vented as directed by package. If they are not, Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the third (ground)
plastic could burst during or immediately after cooking, possibly prong from the power cord.
resulting in injury. Also, plastic storage containers should be at
For best operation, plug this appliance into its own electrical outlet
least partially uncovered because they form a tight seal. When to prevent flickering of lights, blowing of fuse or tripping of circuit
cooking with containers tightly covered with plastic wrap, remove breaker.
covering carefully and direct steam away from hands and face.

• Usefoil only as directed in this manual. TV dinners may be

microwaved in foil trays less than 3/4" high; remove the top foil
cover and return the tray to the box. When using foil in the
microwave oven, keep the foil at least :1"away from
the sides of the oven.

• Plastic cookware-Plastic cookware designed for microwave cooking

is very useful, but should be used carefully. Evenmicrowave-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.

Follow these guidelines:

.1.Usemicrowave-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.


(Adapter plugs not
Usage situations where appliance's A short power supply cord is provided to reduce the risks resulting from
permitted in Canada)
power cord will be disconnected becoming entangled in or tripping over a longer cord.
Align large I _-'_ Ii
infrequently. Extension cords may be used if you are careful in using them.
Because of potential safety hazards If an extension cord is used-
under certain conditions, we strongly
_ Ensure proper ground ./. The marked electrical rating of the extension cord should be at least
recommend against the use of an TEMPORARY and firm connection
METHOD before use. as great as the electrical rating of the appliance;
adapter plug. However, if you still
elect to use an adapter, where local codes permit, a TEMPORARY 2 The extension cord must be a grounding-type 3-wire cord and it
CONNECTIONmay be made to a properly grounded two-prong wall must be plugged into a 3-slot outlet;
receptacle by the use of a ULlisted adapter which is available at most 3 The extension cord should be arranged so that it will not drape over
local hardware stores.
the countertop or tabletop where it can be pulled on by children or
The larger slot in the adapter must be aligned with the larger slot tripped over unintentionally.
in the wall receptacle to provide proper polarity in the connection If you use an extension cord, the interior light may flicker and the blower
of the power cord. sound may vary when the microwave oven is on. Cooking times may be
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 READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY
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 SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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
USEthe appliance until a proper ground has again been established.

Usage situations where appliance's power cord will be disconnected


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.
(Throughout this manual, features and
appearance may vary from your model.)
1. Door Latches.

2. Window with Metal Shield. Screen

allows cooking to be viewed while
keeping microwaves confined
in the oven.
700 Wat__
3. Convenience Guide.

NOTE: Rating plate, oven vent(s) and

oven light are located on the inside walls
of the microwave oven. S. Door Latch Release. Press latch 6. Removable Turntable. Turntable and
release to open the door. support must be in place when using
4. Touch Control Panel Display. the oven. The turntable may be
removed for cleaning.

Q u ic k Stclrt (Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.)

The Controls on Your Microwave Oven

You can microwave by time or with

the convenience features.

Time Features

Enter TIME
TIME COOK Amount of cooking time.

TIME DEFROST IAmount of defrosting timel Amount of defrosting time.

30 SEC' Starts automatically! DEFROST

POWER LEVEL ........... Power level 1-10


Convenience Features and Auto Feature


POPCORN 3.5oz. or 3.0oz. package POPCORN BAKED


BAKED POTATO 1-4 servings

PIZZA 1-/4 slices
BEVERAGE 1-/4 servings DEFROST

REHEAT Food type 1-6 + 1-4 serving size

(Not available for Plate option)

VEGETABLE Food type 1-5 + 1-/4 serving size

AUTO DEFROST Food weight

Changing Power Levels
The power level may be entered or Rest periods (when the microwave energy LEVEL
changed immediately after entering the cycles off) give time for the food to
feature time for TIME COOKor TIME "equalize" or transfer heat to the inside of
1 2 3
DEFROST.The powerlevel
may alsobe the food. An example of this is shown with
changedduringtimecountdown. power level3-the defrost cycle. If 4 5 6
Variable power levels add flexibility to microwave energy did not cycle off, the
outside of the food would cook before the 7 8 9
microwave cooking. The power levels on
inside was defrosted.
the microwave oven can be compared to
the surface units on a range. Power level Here are some examples of uses for
10 or full power is the fastest way to cook various power levels:
and gives you 100% power. Each power Power Level Best Uses START
levelgives you microwave energy a
certain percent of the time. Power level 7 is High 10 Fish,bacon, vegetables, PAUSE
microwave energy 70% of the time. Power boiling liquids.
level3 is energy 30% of the time. Med-High 7 Gentlecooking of meat and
How to Change the Power Level
A high setting will cook faster but food poultry; baking casseroles
The power level may be entered or
may need more frequent stirring, rotating and reheating.
changed immediately after entering
or turning over. Most cooking will be done Medium 5 Slow cooking and the feature time for TIMECOOK.
on power level 10. A lower setting will cook tenderizing such as
1. Press TIME COOK.
more evenly and need lessstirring or stews and lesstender
rotating of the food. cuts of meat. 2. Enter cooking time.

Some foods may hove better flavor, texture Low 2 or3 Defrosting without cooking; 3. Press POWER LEVEL.
or appearance if one of the lower settings simmering; delicate sauces. 4. Select desired power level 1-10.
is used. Use a lower power levelwhen Warm I Keeping food worm without 5. Press START/PAUSE.
cooking foods that hove a tendency to boil overcooking; softening
over, such as scolloped potatoes. butter.

Time Features
Time Cook Time Cook COOK
Allows you to microwave for any time up
Power level 10 (High)isautomatically set, to 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
but you may change it for more flexibility. 1 2 3
Power level 10 is automatically set, but
1. Press TIME COOK. 4 5 6
you may change it for more flexibility.
2. Enter cooking time. You may open the door during Time Cook 7 8 9
3. Change power level if you don't to check the food. Close the door and press
want full power. (Press POWER START/PAUSE to resume cooking. 0
LEVEL.Select a desired power level
Time Features (cont.)
Time Cook Guide - NOTE:Use power level 10 unless otherwise noted.

Amount Time Comments

(freshspears) 1 lb. 7 to 10 min.,Med-High (7) In l_2-qt, casserole,place 1/4 cup water.
(frozenspears) lO-oz,package 5 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole.

(freshgreen) i lb.cut in half 12 to 17 min. In l_/2-qt, casserole,place 1/2 cup water.

(frozengreen)lO-oz, package 6 to 9 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 2 tablespoons water.
(frozenlima) lO-oz, package 6 to 9 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 1/4 cup water.
(fresh,whole) 1 bunch 18 to 25 min. In 2-qt. casserole,place 1/2 cup water.
(freshcut) i bunch (1V4to 1V2Ibs.) 7 to 10 min. In 2-qt. casserole,place 1/2 cup water.
(freshspears) i bunch (1V4to 1V2Ibs.) 9 to 13 min. In 2-qt. casserole,place 1/4 cup water.
(frozen,Chopped) lO-oz, package 5 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole.
(frozenspears) lO-oz,package 5 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 5 tablespoons water.

(fresh) 1 medium head (about 2 Ibs.) 8to 15 min. In lY2- or 2-qt. casserole,place 1/4 cup water.
(wedges) 7 to 14 min. In 2- or 5-qt. casserole,place 1/4 cup water.

(fresh,sliced) lib. 6to9min. In l_/2-qt, casserole,place 1/4 cup water.

(frozen) lO-oz, package 5 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 2 tablespoons water.
(flowerets) I medium head 9 to 14 min. In 2-qt. casserole,place 1/2 cup water.
(fresh,whole) 1 medium head 9 to 17 min. In 2-qt. casserole,place 1/2 cup water.
(frozen) lO-oz, package 5 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 2 tablespoons water.

(frozen kernel) lO-oz, package 4 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 2 tablespoons water.

Corn on the cob
1to 5 ears 3 to 5 min. per ear In 2-qt. glass baking dish, place corn. If corn is in husk, use no
water; if corn has been husked, add 1/4 cup water. Rearrange
offer half of time.
(frozen) 1 ear 5 to 7 min. Place in 2-qt. gloss baking dish.Cover with vented plastic wrap.
2 to 6 ears 2 to 4 min. per ear Rearrange offer half of time.
Mixed vegetables
(frozen) lO-oz, package /4to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 3 tablespoons water.

(fresh,shelled) 2 Ibs.unshelled 9 to 12 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 1//4cup water.

(frozen) lO-oz, package /4to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 2 tablespoons water.

(fresh,cubed, 4 potatoes 11 to 14 min. Peeland cut into i inch cubes. Place in 2-qt. casserolewith 1/2 cup
white) (6 to 8 oz.each) water. Stir after half of time.
(fresh,whole, 1(6to8 oz.) 2to 5 min. Piercewith cooking fork. Place in center of the oven. Let stand
sweet or white) 5 minutes.
(fresh) 10 to 16 oz. 5 to 8 min. In 2-qt. casserole,place washed spinach.
(frozen,chopped lO-oz, package 5 to 8 min. In 1-qt. casserole,place 3 tablespoons water.
and leaf)
(fresh,summer 1 lb.sliced /4to 7 min. In l_/2-qt,casserole,place 1/4 cup water.
and yellow)
(winter,acoin i to 2 squash 7 to 11 min. Cut in half and remove fibrous membranes. In 2-qt. glass baking
or butternut) (about i lb.each) dish, place squash cut-side-down. Turn cut-side-up after 4 minutes.
Time Features(cont.) TIME
Time Defrost
Allows gou to defrost for o selected length A dull thumping noise mog be heard
of time. See the Defrosting Guide for during defrosting. This is normal when I 2 3
suggested times (AUTODEFROST oven is not operating at Hi power. 4 5 6
explained in the Auto Feature section).
Defrosting Tips
1. PressTIME DEFROST. 7 8 9
•Foodsfrozen in paper or plasticcon be
2. Enter defrosting time. defrostedin the package.Closedpackages 0
3. Press START/PAUSE should be slit, piercedor vented AFTER
4. Turn the food over after half the time. food has portiollgdefrosted.Plasticstorage
containersshould be portiollg uncovered. START
• Family-size,prepackaged frozen dinners PAUSE
Power level is outomoticollg set at 3, but con be defrosted and microwoved. If the
con be changed. You con defrost small food is in o foil container, transfer it to o
items quicklg bg raising the power level microwave-safe dish.
offer entering the time. Power level 7 cuts
• Foodsthat spoil easily should not be
the total defrosting time in about half;
allowed to sit out for more than one hour
power level 10 cuts the total time to
offer defrosting. Room temperature
opproximotelg 1/3. However,food will need
promotes the growth of harmful bacteria.
more frequent attention than usual.
• When defrosted, food should be cool
At one half of selected defrosting time, turn
but softened in oil areas. If still slightlg icg,
food over and break aport or rearrange
return to the microwave very briefly, or
pieces for more even defrosting. Shield ong
let it stand o few minutes.
worm areas with small pieces of foil. The
oven will continue to defrost if gou don't
open the door and turn the food.

Defrosting Guide

Time Comments
Breads, Cakes
Bread.buns or rolls (1piece) 1/2 min.
Sweet rolls Lopprox.t2 oz.] 3 to 5 min. Rearrange offer half the time.
Fish and Seafood
Fillets.frozen (1 lb.) 6 to 9 min.
Shellfish.small pieces (1 lb.) 6 to 9 min. Place block in casserole.Turn over and break up offer half the time.
Plastic pouch--1 or 2 2 to 6 min.
(lO-oz. package)
Bacon (1 lb.) 4 to 7 min. Place unopened package in oven. Let stand 5 minutes after defrosting.
Franks(1 lb.) 4to 7 min. Place unopened package in oven. Microwave just until franks can be separated. Let stand
5 minutes, if necessarg, to complete defrosting.
Ground meat (1lb.) 10 to 12 min. Turn meat over after first half of time.
Roast: beef. lamb. veal. pork 9 to 15 min. per lb. Usepower level 1
Steaks.chops and cutlets 9 to 13 min. per lb. Placeunwrapped 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.

Chicken,broiler-frger, cut up 26 to 32 min. Placewrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap and turn over after first half of time. After second half
(2i/2to 3 Ibs.) of time, separate pieces and place in cooking dish. Microwave 2 to 4 minutes more, if necessarg.
Let stand a few minutes to finish defrosting.
Chicken.whole 12V2to 3 Ibs.) 26 to 32 min. Placewrapped chicken indish. After half the time, unwrap and turn chicken over. Shieldwarm
areas with foil. To complete defrosting, run cold water inthe cavitg until giblets can be removed.
Cornish hen 7 to 13 min. per lb. Place unwrapped hen in the oven breast-side-up. Turn over after first half of time.
Runcool water in the cavitg until giblets can be removed.
Turkeg breast (4 to 6 Ibs.) 9 to 14 min. per lb. 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 i to 2 hours in refrigerator to complete defrosting. 9
Time Features (cont.)
Add 30 Seconds
30 SEC
It will add 30 seconds to the time Each touch will add 30 seconds, up to
counting down each time the pad 99 minutes and 99 seconds.
is pressed. The oven will start immediately when

Convenience Features

How to Use the Popcorn Feature 2.Press POPCORN once for a 3.5ounce
package of popcorn and twice for a Use onlg with prepackaged microwave
1. Follow package instructions. Place popcorn weighing 3.0 to 3.5 ounces.
3.0ounce package.The ovenwill
the package of popcorn in the center
of the microwave. startimmediatelyafterPOPCORN

The Beverage feature works best for
heating a beverage that is at room
Press BEVERAGEonce for 8 oz., twice
for 12 oz., three times for 16 oz. and four
times for/4 oz. The oven will start
Beverages heated with the Beverage
feature mag be verg hot. Remove the
container with care.

immediately when BEVERAGEis touched.

The Reheatfeature automatically sets the Food Serving REHEAT
cooking times and power levelsto reheat Code Food Size
a varietg of previouslg cooked foods. 1 Pasta 1-4
1 2 3
1. Press REHEAT.CodEwill be displayed. 2 Heats 1-4
3 Veggies 1-4 4 S 6
2. Select food tgpe 1-6. Serving
4 Beverages 1-4
Sizes1-4 will be displaged. 7 8 9
5 Sauces 1-4
3. Enter Serving Size 1-4. 6 Plate (of leftovers) 1only 0
4.The oven starts automaticallg.

The Vegetable feature automatically sets Food Serving VEGETABLE
the cooking times and power levelsto cook Code Food Size
fresh, frozen or canned vegetables. 1 Fresh 1-4
i 2 3
CodEwill be displaged. 2 Frozen 1-4
3 Canned 1-4 4 5 6
2. Select food tgpe 1-3. Serving
Sizes1-/4will be displaged. 7 8 9

3. Enter Serving Size1-/4. 0

4. The oven starts automaticallg.
Convenience Features (cont.)
The Pizza feature is for reheating Press PIZZA once for one slice of pizza,
1 to 4 slices of pizza. twice for two slices, three times for three
slices and four times for four slices. The
oven will start immediatelg after PIZZA
is touched.

Baked Potato Baked Potato

The Potato feature cooks up to four 8-10

ounce potatoes.
Press BAKEDPOTATOonce for one
potato, twice for two potatoes, three
times for three potatoes and four times
for four potatoes. The oven will start
immediatelg after BAKEDPOTATO
is touched.

Auto Feature AUTO

Auto Defrost

UseAUTO DEFROSTfor meat, poultrg Defrosting Tips i 2 3

and fish. Use TIME DEFROSTfor most
• Removemeat from package and place
other frozen foods (TIMEDEFROST 4 5 6
on microwave-safedish.
explained in the Time Featuressection).
• When the oven signals,turn the food 7 8 9
AUTO DEFROSTautomaticallg sets the over. Removedefrosted meat or shield
defrosting times and power levels to give warm areas with small pieces of foil. 0
even defrosting results for meats, poultrg
• After defrosting, most meats need to
and fish weighing up to 6 pounds.
stand 5 minutes to complete defrosting. START
1. Press AUTO DEFROST. Large roasts should stand for about PAUSE
2. Using the Conversion Guide below, 30 minutes.
enter food weight. For example, press
pads 1 and 2 for 1.2 pounds (1 pound,
3 ounces).

Conversion Guide
If the weight of food is stated in pounds end ounces, the ounces must be converted
to tenths (0.1)of o pound.

Weight of Food in Ounces Enter Food Weight (tenths of(] pound}

There is o hondg guide located on the
1-2 0.1 inside front of the oven.
3 0.2
4-5 0.3
6-7 0.4
8 0.5
9-10 0.6
ii 0.7
12-13 0.8
14-15 0.9
Other Features

Press CLOCK to enter the time of day. 1 2 3

1. Press CLOCK.
4 5 6
2. Enter time of day.
7 8 9


The Timer operates as a minute timer. The Timer feature operates without TIMER
1. Press TIMER. microwave energy.

2. Enter amount of time you want to To stop the timer, press and hold 1 2 3
count down. TIMER for 3 seconds
4 5 6
3. Press TIMER. When the time is up, NOTE:CLEAR/OFF will not stop the
the timer will signal. TIMER.
7 8 9


To pause cooking or defrosting, press START

START/PAUSETo continue cooking or
defrosting, press START/PAUSEagain. PAUSE

Press once to stop and erase your
cooking settings.


Child Lock-Out

You may lock the control panel To lock or unlock the controls, press and CLEAR
to prevent the microwave from hold CLEAR/OFFfor about three seconds.
being accidentally started or used OFF
by children. When the control panel is locked, Loc will
appear briefly in the display. When the
control panel is initially unlocked, Unlo
will appear briefly in the display,

Microwave Terms

Arcing Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused bg:
• 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, poultrg pins, gold-rimmed dishes.
• recgcled 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, gou shield chicken breasts or baked foods to prevent over-browning. When
microwaving, gou use small strips of foil to shield thin parts, such as the tips of wings and legs on
poultrg, which would cook before larger parts.

StandingTime When gou cook with regular ovens, foods such as roasts or cakes are allowed to stand to finish
cooking or to set. Standing time is especiallg important in microwave cooking. Note that a
microwaved cake is not placed on a cooling rack.

Venting After covering a dish with plastic wrap, gou vent the plastic wrap bg turning back one corner so
excess steam can escape.

Care and Cleaning

Helpful Hints
An occasional thorough wiping with UNPLUG THE CORD BEFORE CLEANING
a solution of baking soda and water ANY PART OF THIS OVEN.
keeps the inside fresh.

How to Clean the Inside

Walls, Floor, Inside Window, Metal and Never use a commercial oven cleaner
Plastic Parts on the Door on ang part of gour microwave.
Some spatters can be removed with a Removable Turntable and
paper towel; others mag require a damp
Turntable Support
cloth. Remove greasg spatters with a
sudsg cloth, then rinse with a damp To prevent breakage, do not place the
cloth. Do not use abrasive cleaners or turntable into water just after cooking.
sharp utensils on oven walls. To clean Wash it carefullg in warm, sudsg water
the surface of the door and the surface or in the dishwasher. The turntable and
of the oven that come together upon support can be broken if dropped.
closing, use onlg mild, nonabrasive soaps Remember, do not operate the oven
or detergents using a sponge or soft without the turntable and support
cloth. Rinse with a damp cloth and drg. in place.

How to Clean the Outside
Do not use cleaners containing
Case Door Surface
ammonia or alcohol on the
Clean the outside of the microwave It's important to keep the area cleon microwave oven. Ammonia or
with a sudsy cloth. Rinse and then where the door seals against the alcohol can damage the
dry. Wipe the window clean with a microwave. Use only mild, non-abrasive appearance of the microwave.
damp cloth. detergents applied with a cleon sponge
or soft cloth. Rinse well.
Control Panel and Door
Power Cord
Wipe with a damp cloth. Dry thoroughly.
Do not use cleaning sprays, large If the cord becomes soiled, unplug
amounts of soap and water, abrasives and wash with a damp cloth. For
or sharp objects on the panel-they stubborn spots, sudsy water may be
con damage it. Some paper towels con used, but be certain to rinse with a
also scratch the control panel. damp cloth and dry thoroughly before
plugging cord into outlet.

If Something Goes Wrong

PossibleCauses What To Do

Ovenwill not start A fuse in your home may be • Replacefuse or reset circuitbreaker.
blown or the circuit breaker tripped.
Power surge. • Unplug the microwave oven, then plug it back in.

Plugnot fully insertedinto wall outlet. • Make sure the 3-prong plug on oven is fully inserted into wall outlet.
Control panel lighted, get Door not securely closed. • Open the door and close securely.
oven will not start.

START/PAUSE not pressed after • PressSTART/PAUSE

entering cooking selection.
Another selection entered • PressCLEAR/OFF.
already in oven and CLEAR/OFF
not pressedto cancel it.

Cooking time not entered • Make sure you hove entered cooking time offer pressingTIMECOOK.
offer pressing TIMECOOK.

START/PAUSE was pressed • Resetcooking program and press START/PAUSE


Foodweight not entered offer • Make sure you hove entered food weight offer selecting

Oven was paused occidentally. • PressSTART/PAUSE

to restart the cooking program.

Things That Are Normal

• Steam or vapor escaping from • TV-radio interference might be noticed
around the door. while using the microwave. Similar to
• Light reflection around door or the interference caused by other small
outer case. appliances, it does not indicate a
problem with the microwave. Plug the
• Dimming oven light and change in microwave into a different electrical
the blower sound at power levels other
circuit, move the radio or TV as far
than high.
away from the microwave as possible
• Dull thumping sound while oven is or check the position and signal of
operating. the TV/radio antenna.

GE Microwave Oven Warrantg Staple ;]our receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to make a
warrant;] claim.

Whet GE Will Provide:

Replacement unit for ang product which fails due to a defect in materials or
From the date of the origina! purchase workmanship. The exchange unit iswarranted for the remainder of sour
product's original one-gear warrants period.

• Properlgpack gour unit. We recommend using the • Include in the package a copg of the sales receipt or other
original carton and packing materials. evidence of date of original purchase. Also print gour
name and address and a description of the defect.
• Return the product to the retail location where it was

• Customer instructions. This owner's manual provides Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
information regarding operating instructions breakers.
and user controls.
Damage to the product caused bg accident, fire, floods
• Improper installation, deliverg or maintenance. or acts of God.

• Failure of the product or damage to the product if it is • Incidental or consequential damage caused bg possible
abused, misused (for example, cavity arcing from wire defects with this appliance.
rack or metal/foil), or used for other than the intended
Damage caused after deliverg.
purpose or used commercially.

EXCLUSIONOF IMPLIED WARRANTIES--Your sole and exclusive remedy is product

repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the
implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are
limited to one gear or the shortest period allowed by law.

Thiswarrant;] is extended to the original purchaser and an;] succeedingowner for

products purchased for home use within the USA.
Some states do not allow the exclusionor limitation of incidental or consequential
damages. Thiswarrant;] gives ;]ou spedfic legal rights, and ;]ou ma;] also have other
rights which var;] from state to state. Toknow what ;]our legal rights ore, consult ;]our
local or state consumer affairs office or ;]our state's Attome;] General.
Exclusion of implied warranties: Exceptwhere prohibited or restricted b;] low, there ore
no warranties, whether express,oral or statutor;] which extend be;land the description
on the face hereof, including specificoll;] the implied warranties of merchantabilit;] or
fitness for a particular purpose.

Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY40225

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