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GE JTP86SHSS User Manual

Microwave cooking center - 27"/30" double wall ovens.
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Safety Instructions
. . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Operating Instructions
Microwave Control Panel . . . .10, 11
Lower Oven Control Panel . . . .22, 23
Lower Oven Controls . . . . . . . .22-32
Lower Oven Thermostat . . . . . . . .30
Sensor Controls . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 17
Care and Cleaning
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Light Bulb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Microwave Oven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Shelves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . Back Cover
Product Registration . . . . . . . . 41-42
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial #______________________
You can find them on a label inside
the upper oven on the left side.
. . . . . . 37-39
Owner's Manual
JKP86-27 " Double Wall Oven
JTP86-30 " Double Wall Oven
The microwave oven in this
cooking center is 1000 watts.
49-80472 07-07 JR


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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Light Bulb ..... .35 Microwave Oven ....33 Shelves .

  • Page 2: Important Safety Information

    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...

  • Page 3: Safety Precautions

    They should never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appliance. Don’t allow anyone to climb, stand or hang on the door. They could damage the cooking center and cause severe personal injury.

  • Page 4

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Smother flaming pan by covering pan completely with well-fitting lid, cookie sheet or flat tray. Flaming grease outside a pan can be put out by covering with baking soda or, if available, a multi-purpose dry chemical or foam-type fire extinguisher.

  • Page 5: Microwave Oven Controls

    MICROWAVE OVEN Read and follow the specific “Precautions to Avoid Possible Exposure to Excessive Microwave Energy” section in this manual. To reduce the risk of fire in the oven cavity: Do not overcook food. Carefully attend appliance if paper, plastic or other combustible materials are placed inside the oven to facilitate cooking.

  • Page 6

    WARNING! MICROWAVE-SAFE 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.”...

  • Page 7

    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: Metal or foil touching the side of the oven.

  • Page 8

    MICROWAVE TERMS AND DEFINITIONS Arcing Arcing is the microwave term for sparks in the oven. Arcing is caused by: metal or foil touching the side of the oven. foil that is not molded to food (upturned edges act like antennas).

  • Page 9: Self-cleaning Lower Oven

    If the self-cleaning mode malfunctions, turn the oven off and disconnect the power supply. Have it serviced by a qualified technician. Listen for a fan—a fan noise should be heard sometime during the cleaning cycle. If not, call for service before self-cleaning again.

  • Page 10

    Using the microwave oven controls. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Your model may have one of the following controls.

  • Page 11

    Auto Codes, the Auto Defrost food weights, the cooking mode and instructions. NOTE: The time on the microwave display is shown in minutes and seconds (1:30 is one minute, 30 seconds). On the lower oven, time is shown in hours and minutes (1:30 is one hour, 30 minutes).

  • Page 12

    Time Defrost or Express Cook. The power level may also be changed during time countdown. To change the power level… 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. Each power level gives you microwave energy a certain percent of the time.

  • Page 13

    Using the timed microwave features. Time Cook I Allows you to microwave for any time up to 99 minutes and 59 seconds. Power level 10 (High) is automatically set, but you may change it for more flexibility. Time Cook II Lets you change power levels automatically during cooking.

  • Page 14

    Using the timed microwave features. Cooking Guide For Time Cook. Use power level High (10) unless otherwise noted. Vegetable Amount Asparagus (fresh spears) 1 lb. (frozen spears) 10-oz. package Beans (fresh green) 1 lb. cut in half (frozen green) 10-oz. package (frozen lima) 10-oz.

  • Page 15

    Place wrapped chicken in dish. Unwrap and turn over after first half of time. After second half of time, separate pieces and place in cooking dish. Microwave 2 to 4 minutes more, if necessary. Let stand a few minutes to finish defrosting.

  • Page 16

    Using the microwave sensor cooking 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. Sensor Cooking The proper containers and covers are essential for best sensor cooking.

  • Page 17

    START pad immediately. If food is not done enough, use Time Cook to cook for more time. Some foods not recommended for use with REHEAT—it is best to use Time Cook for these foods: Bread products.

  • Page 18

    Select food type 1–9 (see the Cook Guide below). Weight Comments Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap. 4 to 16 oz. Use microwave-safe casserole or bowl. Follow package instructions for adding water. Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap.

  • Page 19

    For example, press pads 1 and 2 for 1.2 pounds (1 pound, 3 ounces). Press START. Conversion Guide If the weight of food is stated in pounds and ounces, the ounces must be converted to tenths (.1) of a pound.

  • Page 20

    The Display On/Off feature cannot be used while a cooking feature is in use. Delay Start Delay Start allows you to set the microwave to delay cooking up to 12 hours. The Delay Start time will be displayed. The oven will automatically start at the delayed time.

  • Page 21

    Child Lockout 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 the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds. Kitchen Timer Kitchen Timer operates as a minute timer and can be used at any time, even when the oven is operating.

  • Page 22

    Using the lower oven controls. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Your model may have one of the following controls.

  • Page 23

    NOTE: The time on the lower oven display is shown in hours and minutes (1:30 is one hour, 30 minutes). On the microwave oven, time is shown in minutes and seconds (1:30 is one minute, 30 seconds).

  • Page 24

    Special features of your lower oven control. Your new touch pad control has additional features that you may choose to use. The following are the features and how you may activate them. The special feature modes can only be activated while the display is showing the time of day. They remain in the control’s memory until the steps are repeated.

  • Page 25

    Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO pads at the same time for 3 seconds until the display shows SF. Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad. The display shows CON BEEP (continuous beep). Press the KITCHEN TIMER ON/OFF pad again.

  • Page 26: Before You Begin

    Using the lower oven. To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on. Before you begin… The shelves have stop-locks, so that when placed correctly on the supports, they will stop before coming completely out, and will not tilt.

  • Page 27

    Handle and turn very carefully. Brush with lemon butter before and during cooking, if desired. Preheat broiler to increase browning. Increase time 5 to 10 minutes per side for 1 or home-cured ham. Slash fat. Slash fat. 12–14 ″ thick ⁄...

  • Page 28

    Using the lower oven clock and timer. To Set the Clock The clock must be set to the correct time of day for the automatic oven timing functions to work properly. The time of day cannot be changed during a Make sure the clock is set to the timed baking or self-cleaning cycle.

  • Page 29

    Press the DELAY START pad. and minutes. For example, enter 90 minutes as 1 hr. 30 minutes. The oven temperature and the cooking time that you entered will be displayed.

  • Page 30

    Adjust the lower oven thermostat—Do it yourself! You may find that your new oven cooks differently than the one it replaced. Use your new oven for a few weeks to become more familiar with it. If you still think your new oven is too hot or too cold, you can adjust the thermostat yourself.

  • Page 31: Door

    Using the number pads, enter the desired clean time, if a time other than 4 hours is needed. Press the START pad. Do not use abrasives or oven cleaners. Clean the top, sides and outside of the oven door with soap and water.

  • Page 32

    Using the self-cleaning lower oven. The oven door must be closed and all controls must be set correctly for the cycle to work properly. How to Delay the Start of Cleaning After a Clean Cycle You may notice some white ash in the oven.

  • Page 33: Microwave Oven

    They may mar the surface. Outside Clean the outside of the microwave oven with soap and a damp cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth and dry. Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth. Chrome is best wiped with a damp cloth and then with a dry towel.

  • Page 34

    Care and cleaning of the cooking center. Lift-Off Oven Door The door is very heavy. Be careful when removing and lifting the door. Do not lift the door by the handle. Slot To remove the door: Hinge lock Pull hinge locks down to unlock Removal position To clean the inside of the door: Do not rub or clean the door gasket—...

  • Page 35

    50 watts. Using gloves or a dry cloth, remove the bulb from its packaging. Do not touch the bulb with bare fingers. To replace: Put in a new 40-watt appliance bulb. Place the tabs of the glass cover into the grooves of the socket.

  • Page 36: Shelves

    Care and cleaning of the cooking center. Oven Shelves Clean the oven shelves with an abrasive cleanser or steel wool. After cleaning, rinse the shelves with clean water and dry with a clean cloth. NOTE: The shiny, silver-colored oven shelves (on some models) may be cleaned in the self- cleaning oven.

  • Page 37: Troubleshooting Tips

    Food not turned or stirred as called for in the recipe. Too many dishes in the oven at the same time. Food not thoroughly defrosted. • See the Using the microwave sensor controls section. Improper cookware or coverings being used. Humidity or moisture in the oven will lessen the Sensor cooking time.

  • Page 38

    Before You Call For Service… Troubleshooting Tips Problem Possible Causes “F— and a number or You have a function letter” flash in the error code. lower oven display If the function code repeats. Display flashes Power failure. Unable to get the Oven control pads were lower oven display not pressed properly.

  • Page 39

    • This is normal. The cooling fan will turn on to cool internal parts. It may run for up to 1-1/2 hours in 30″ models and up to 2 hours in 27″ models after the oven is turned off.

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  • Page 41

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  • Page 42

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  • Page 43

    This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service.

  • Page 44: Consumer Support

    Caution must be exercised, since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number, or write to: General Manager, Customer Relations Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for...

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