GE® Countertop Turntable Microwave Oven JES638WF user manual

1 door (bent),

2 hinges and latches

(broken or loosened),

3 door seals and sealing

The Oven Should Not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properly qualified service personnel.

Start Here!Before using your Microwave

Write down the model and serial numbers here.

They are on a label inside

Staple your receipt to the inside back cover of this manual. You will need it to make a warranty claim.

Model number

Serial number

Date of purchase

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Read this manual.

It contains instructions to help you use and maintain your microwave properly.

If you received a damaged ovenimmediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the oven.

Save time and money.

Check the section titled

If Something Goes

Wrong. This section helps you solve common problems that might occur.




When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should be followed, including the following:


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

Do not mount this appliance over a sink.

Install or locate this appliance only in accordance with the provided Installation


Be certain to place the front surface of the door three inches or more back from the countertop edge to avoid accidental tipping of the appliance in normal usage.

Do not mount the microwave oven over or near any portion of a heating or cooking appliance.

Do not store anything directly on top of the microwave oven surface when the oven is in operation.

Do not operate any heating or cooking appliance beneath this microwave.

Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this guide.

Do not use corrosive chemicals or vapors in this appliance. This microwave oven is specifically designed to heat, dry or cook food, and is not intended for laboratory or industrial use.

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.

Do not store this appliance outdoors.

Do not use this product near water---for example, in a 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 let power cord hang over edge of table or counter.

To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity:

Do not overcook food.

Carefully attend appliance when 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

See door surface cleaning instructions in the Care and Cleaning section(s) of this guide.

GE does not support any servicing of the microwave. We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to service the microwave yourself.

As with any appliance, close supervision is necessary when used by children.

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 fuse or circuit breaker panel.

If the door is