This microwave oven is uL listed for installation over both gas (less than. 60,000BTu) and electric ranges. ▫ This over-the-range oven is designed for use.

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Write the model and serial numbers here:Model # _____________________________Serial # _____________________________You can find them on a label when the door is open.Microwave Oven29-6071 0-16 GEAppliances.caPVM2188Owner™s ManualSafety Instructions ..2Œ8Operating Instructions Ov en Features 9 Controls ..10Time Features 11Defrost Featur es 12-14Sensor Features .15-19Pow er Levels .20Other Features ..21-27Care and Cl eaning .28, 29Replacing the Light Bulb ..30Exhaust Features 30Troubleshooting Tips Before you call for service 31, 32Consumer Support Optional Kits ..8 Product Registration 33 Warranty .35 Consumer Support 36

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Read all instructions before using this appliance. Read and follow the specific precautions in the PRECAU TIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOS URE TO EX CESSIVE MICROW AVE ENERGY Section above. This appliance must be grounded. Connect only to a properly grounded outlet. See the GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS section on page 7. This microwave oven is UL listed for installation over both gas (less than 60,000BT U) and electric ranges. This over-the-range oven is designed for use over ranges no wider than 36fl (91.4 cm). 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. If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by General Electric Service or an authorized service agent using a power cord available from General Electric. I nstall or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided installation instructions. Do not clean with metal scouring pads. Pieces can burn off the pad and touch electrical parts involving risk of electric shock. To reduce the risk of burns, electric shock, fire, injury to persons or exposure to excessive microwave energy: WARNING!PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVE MICROWAVE ENERGY (a) Do Not Attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open- door operation can result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat or tamper with the safety interlocks.(b) Do Not Place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil or cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces. (c) Do Not Operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important that the oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the: (1) door (bent) (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened) (3) door seals and sealing surfaces(d) The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.When using electrical appliances basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:2

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Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner™s Manual. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: appliance when paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven while cooking. from paper or plastic containers before placing them in the oven. not leave paper products, cooking utensils or food in the oven when not in use. oven unless in a special microwave popcorn accessory or unless you use popcorn labeled for use in microwave ovens. 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. Do not use regular cooking or oven thermometers when cooking by microwave. The metal and mercury in these thermometers could cause arcing and possible damage to the oven. Do not use a thermometer in food you are microwaving unless the thermometer is designed or recommended for use in the microwave oven. Do not store any materials, other than our recommended accessories, in this oven when not in use. Do not store this appliance outdoors. Do not wet basement, near a swimming pool, near a sink or in similar locations. Keep power cord away from heated surfaces. Do not immerse power cord or plug in water. Do not block or cover any openings on the appliance. This microwave is not approved or tested for marine use. U se 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. Some products such as whole eggs and are able to explode and should not be heated in this microwave oven. Such use of the microwave oven could result in injury. I t is important to keep the area clean where the door seals against the microwave. Use only mild, non-abrasive detergents applied with a clean sponge or soft cloth. Rinse well. This appliance must only be serviced by qualified service personnel. Contact nearest authorized service facility for examination, repair or adjustment. A s with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children. Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven surface when the microwave oven is in operation. Do not mount this appliance over a sink. Do not let the cord hang over edge of counter. Do not use paper products in oven when appliance is operated in any cooking mode except microwave only. 3 GEAppliances.caSAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by: Metal or foil touching the side of the oven. Turntable ring support not installed correctly. Foil not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas). Metal, such as twist-ties, poultry pins, or gold-rimmed dishes, in the microwave. Recycled paper towels containing small metal pieces being used in the microwave. ARCINGIf you see arcing, press the CANCEL/OFF button and correct the problem. WARNING!SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 4

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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. 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 fiskinfl 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. SUPERHEATED WATER Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea, are able to be overheated beyond the boiling point without appearing to be boiling. Visible bubbling or boiling when the container is removed from the microwave oven is not always present. THIS COULD RESULT IN VERY HOT LIQUIDS SUDDENLY BOILING OVER WHEN THE CONTAINER IS DISTURBED OR A SPOON OR OTHER UTENSIL IS INSERTED INTO THE LIQUID .To reduce the risk of injury to persons: heating it. narrow necks. the microwave oven for a short time before removing the container. other utensil into the container. Foods cooked in liquids (such as pasta) may tend to boil more rapidly than foods containing less moisture. Should this occur, refer to the Care and Cleaning of the Microwave Oven section for instructions on how to clean the inside of the oven. A void 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. Don™t defrost frozen beverages in narrow- necked bottles (especially carbonated beverages). Even if the container is opened, pressure can build up. This can cause the container to burst, possibly resulting in injury. 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. at least an INTERNAL temperature of 160°F (71°C) and poultry to at least an INTERNAL temperature of 180°F (82°C). Cooking to these temperatures usually protects against foodborne illness.FOODWARNING! GEAppliances.ca5SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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I f 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 either in or next to the dish. Microwave 30Œ45 seconds at high. If the dish heats, it should not be used for microwaving. If the dish remains cool and only the water in the cup heats, then the dish is microwave- safe. Oversized food or oversized metal cookware should not be used in a microwave/convection oven because they increase the risk of electric shock and could cause a fire. Sometimes the oven floor, turntable and walls can become too hot to touch. Be careful touching the floor, turntable and walls during and after cooking. I f you use a meat thermometer while microwaving, 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 foam 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 your microwave oven to dry newspapers. N ot 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 while microwaving. 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. When microwaving fiboilablefl cooking pouches and tightly closed plastic bags, they 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. How to test for a microwave-safe dish. MICROWAVE-SAFE COOKWAREDo not operate the oven in the microwave mode without the turntable and the turntable support seated and in place. The turntable must be unrestricted so it can rotate. 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 fisuitable for microwaving.fl IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 6

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THE VENT FANThe 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. Clean the underside of the microwave often. Do not allow grease to build up on the microwave or the fan filters. I n 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. U se care when cleaning the vent fan filters. Corrosive cleaning agents, such as lye-based oven cleaners, may damage the filters. When preparing flaming foods under the microwave, turn the fan on. N ever 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. PACEMAKERSMost pacemakers are shielded from interference from electronic products, including microwaves. However, patients with pacemakers may wish to consult their physicians if they have concerns. OPTIONAL KITSAvailable at extra cost from your GE supplier. 15fl bump-out kits For use with cabinets deeper than 14 5/8fi (37.1 cm). Brings microwave further out from the wall for improved ventilation, access, and appearance.Charcoal Filter Kits Filter kits are used when the oven cannot be vented to the outside. See back cover to order by phone or at IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 8

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About the features of your oven. GEAppliances.caThroughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Features of the Oven Door Handle. Door Latches.Window with Metal Shield. Screen allows cooking to be viewed while keeping microwaves confined in the oven. Removable Turntable. Do not operate the oven in the microwave mode without the turntable and turntable support seated and in place. Removable Turntable Support. Do not operate the oven in the microwave mode without the turntable and turntable support seated and in place.Charcoal Filter Cover. Push the cover to replace the charcoal filter without taking the unit off from cabinet. 9

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Time Features Press EnterCOOK TIME Amount of cooking timeDEFROST Weight or timeTIMERPOWER LEVEL Power level 1 to 10ADD 30 SEC Starts immediately!EXPRESS COOK Starts immediately!Sensor/Convenience Features Press EnterAUTO COOK Press pad to select foodPOPCORN Start immediately REHEAT Press pad to select foodPOTATO Start immediately STEAM Press pad to select foodAbout the cooking features of your microwave oven. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Cooking ControlsCheck the Convenience Guide before you begin. 10CookTimeTimerOn/OffPowerLevelSetClockStart PauseCancelOffAdd 30 SecChef ConnectOn/OffTo Pair Hold 3 SecSensor Cooking – Defrost ReheatPopcornAutoCookPotatoSteam

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Cook TimeAllows 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. 1 Press Cook Time.2 Enter cooking time. 3 Press START.Cooking will start when the countdown begins in the display. You may open the door during Cook Time to check the food. Close the door and press START to resume cooking. CookTimeExpress Cook 0852741963Start PauseExpress Cook This is a quick way to set cooking time for 1-5 minutes. 1 Press one of the Express Cook pads (from 1-5) for 1-5 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.NOTE: Express Cook function pertains to pads 1-5 only.Add 30 SecThis will add 30 seconds to the time counting down each time the pad is pressed. Each touch will add 30 seconds, up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds.Add 30 sec can also be used like an express 30 seconds button. The microwave oven will start immediately when pressed. Add 30 SecExpress Cook 085274196311About the time features.

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