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GE 164D3333P171 Owner's Manual

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Part No. 164D3333P171 Pub. No. 49-8941 11-98 CG



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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Owner’s Manual JBP48 (coil) JBP79 (glass) ® GE Answer Center 800.626.2000 Part No. 164D3333P171 Pub. No. 49-8941 11-98 CG...
  • Page 2 Congratulations! You Are Now Part of the GE Family. Welcome to the GE family. We’re proud of our quality products and we are committed to providing dependable service. You’ll see it in this easy-to-use Owner’s Manual and you’ll hear it in the friendly voices of our customer service department.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    GE & You, A Service Partnership. Ask any GE appliance owner and they will tell you we stand behind our products with unmatched quality service. However, did you know that most questions result from simple problems that you can easily fix yourself in just a few minutes? This Owner’s Manual can tell you how.
  • Page 4: Anti-Tip Device

    If you pull the range out from the wall for any reason, make sure the device is properly engaged when you push the range back against the wall. If it is not, there is a possible risk of the range tipping over and causing injury if you or a child stand, sit or lean on an open door.
  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    Do not allow anyone to climb, stand or hang on the door, storage drawer or cooktop. They could damage the range and even tip it over, causing severe personal injury. Do not store flammable materials in an oven or near the cooktop.
  • Page 6: Important Safety Information

    Do not let cooking grease or other flammable materials accumulate in or near the range. Do not use water on grease fires. Never pick up a flaming pan. Turn the controls off. Smother a flaming pan...
  • Page 7 Do not touch the surface units, the heating elements or the interior surface of the oven. These surfaces may be hot enough to burn even though they are dark in color. During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or other flammable materials contact, the surface units, areas...
  • Page 8: Oven

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. WARNING! OVEN Stand away from the range when opening the oven door. Hot air or steam which escapes can cause burns to hands, face and/or eyes. Do not heat unopened food containers.
  • Page 9: Oven

    SELF-CLEANING OVEN Do not clean the door gasket. The door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken not to rub, damage or move the gasket. Clean only parts listed in this Owner’s Manual. Do not use oven cleaners.
  • Page 10: Surface Cooking Units

    Always turn the surface units off before removing cookware. Do not immerse or soak the removable surface units.
  • Page 11: Radiant Surface Units

    Clean the cooktop with caution. If a wet sponge is used to wipe spills on a hot cooktop, be careful to avoid steam burns. Keep an eye on foods being fried at high or medium high heat settings. Foods for frying should be as dry as possible.
  • Page 12 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING. RADIANT SURFACE UNITS Use care when touching the cooktop. The glass surface of the cooktop will retain heat after the controls have been turned off. When the cooktop is cool, use only the recommended cleaning cream to clean the cooktop.
  • Page 13: Using The Surface Units

    Using the surface units. Be sure you turn the control knob to OFF when you finish cooking. Not over 1 inch Use only flat-bottomed woks. Temperature Limiter (glass cooktops only) Every radiant surface unit has a temperature limiter. The temperature limiter protects the glass cooktop from getting too hot. The temperature limiter may cycle the units off for a time if: How to Set Push the knob in and turn in either direction to the...
  • Page 14: Control Knob

    Using the surface units. SURFACE COOKING Never cook directly on the glass. Always use cookware. OFF CENTER Always place the pan in the center of the surface unit you are cooking on. 9" 6" Indicator Lights (glass cooktops only) A HOT COOKTOP indicator light will glow when any radiant element is turned on, and will remain on until the surface is cool enough to touch.
  • Page 15: Selecting Types Of Cookware

    Selecting types of cookware. The following information will help you choose cookware which will give good performance. DRAGGING Check pans for flat bottoms by using a straight edge. Pans with rounded, curved, ridged or warped bottoms are not recommended. (glass cooktops only) Do not slide cookware across the cooktop because it can scratch the glass—the glass is scratch resistant, not scratch proof.
  • Page 16: Using The Oven

    Using the oven controls. Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. Clock and Timer Features COOKING TIME Pad Press this pad and then press the + or – pad to set the amount of time you want your food to cook. The oven will shut off when the Cook Time has run out.
  • Page 17 Make sure the handle is to the right as far as it will go. Press the CLEAR/OFF pad. Allow the oven to cool for one hour. If the function error code repeats, disconnect the power to the range and call for service.
  • Page 18: Special Features Of Your Oven Control

    Special features of your 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 clock.
  • Page 19 Control Lockout Your control will allow you to lock down the touch pads so they cannot be activated when pressed. Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO pads at the same time for 2 seconds until the display shows “SF.” Press the SELF CLEAN pad. The display will show “LOC OFF.”...
  • Page 20 Special features of your oven control. 12 Hour, 24 Hour or Clock Black-Out Your control is set to use a 12 hour clock. If you would prefer to have a 24 hour military time clock or black-out the clock display, follow the steps below. Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO pads at the same time for 2 seconds until the display shows “SF.”...
  • Page 21 Cook and Hold Your new control has a cook and hold feature that keeps cooked foods warm for up to 3 hours after the cooking function is finished. To activate this feature, follow the steps below. Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO pads at the same time for 2 seconds until the display shows “SF.”...
  • Page 22: Using The Oven

    Using the oven. To avoid possible burns, place the shelves in the desired position before you turn the oven on. The oven has 4 shelf positions. 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 23 Preheating and Pan Placement Preheat the oven if the recipe calls for it. To preheat, set the oven at the correct temperature. Preheating is necessary for good results when baking cakes, cookies, pastry and breads. Baking results will be better if baking pans are centered in the oven as much as possible.
  • Page 24: Broiling Guide

    Broiling guide. Quantity and/ Food or Thickness Position Time (min.) Time (min.) Comments Bacon 1/2 lb. (about 8 thin slices) Ground Beef 1 lb. (4 patties) Well Done 1/2 to 3/4 thick Beef Steaks Rare 1 thick Medium (1 to 1 ⁄...
  • Page 25: Using The Clock And Timer

    Using the clock and timer. Make sure the clock is set to the correct time of day. The timer is a minute timer only. The timer does not control oven operations. The maximum setting on the timer is 9 hours and 59 minutes. The clock must be set for the automatic oven timing functions to work properly.
  • Page 26: Timed Baking And Roasting

    Using the timed baking and roasting features. Do not latch the oven door during timed cooking. The latch is used for self-cleaning only. NOTE: Foods that spoil easily, such as milk, eggs, fish, stuffings, poultry and pork, should not be allowed to sit for more than 1 hour before or after cooking.
  • Page 27 How to Set a Delay Start and Automatic Stop Make sure the oven clock shows the correct time of day. Press the BAKE pad. Using the + or – pad, enter the desired temperature. Press the COOKING TIME pad. Using the + or – pad, enter the desired baking time.
  • Page 28: Oven Thermostat

    Adjust the 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 29: Using The Self-Cleaning Oven

    Wipe up heavy soil on the oven bottom. Before a Clean Cycle The range must be completely cool in order to set the self-clean cycle. We recommend venting with an open window or using a ventilation fan or hood during the first self-clean cycle.
  • Page 30 Using the self-cleaning oven. Never force the latch handle. Forcing the handle will damage the door lock mechanism. How to Set the Oven for Cleaning Latch the door. Press the SELF CLEAN pad. Using the + or – pad, enter the desired clean time, if a clean time other than 4 hours, 20 minutes is needed.
  • Page 31 After a Clean Cycle You may notice some white ash in the oven. Wipe it up with a damp cloth after the oven cools. If white spots remain, remove them with a soap-filled steel wool pad and rinse thoroughly with a vinegar and water mixture. These deposits are usually a salt residue that cannot be removed by the clean cycle.
  • Page 32: Care And Cleaning

    Care and cleaning of the range. Pull the knob straight off the stem. If your range is removed for cleaning, servicing or any reason, be sure the anti-tip device is re-engaged properly when the range is replaced. Failure to take this precaution could result in tipping of the range and cause injury.
  • Page 33 Painted Surfaces Painted surfaces include the sides and the drawer front. Clean these with soap and water or a vinegar and water solution. Do not use commercial oven cleaners, cleaning powders, steel wool or harsh abrasives on any painted surface. Sure Grip Handle The sure grip door handle is easy to keep clean.
  • Page 34 Care and cleaning of the range. Lift the door straight up and off the hinges. The gasket is designed with a gap at the bottom to allow for proper air circulation. Lift-Off Oven Door The oven door is removable for cleaning.
  • Page 35 Clean with warm soapy water. Oven Light Replacement CAUTION: Before replacing your oven light bulb, disconnect the electrical power to the range at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel. Be sure to let the light cover and bulb cool completely.
  • Page 36 Care and cleaning of the range. Porcelain Enamel Cooktop The porcelain enamel finish is sturdy but breakable if misused. This finish is acid-resistant. However, any acidic foods spilled (such as fruit juices, tomato or vinegar) should not be permitted to remain on the finish.
  • Page 37 Clean the area under the drip pans often. Built-up soil, especially grease, may catch fire. Do not cover the drip pans with foil. Using foil so close to the receptacle could cause shock, fire or damage to the range. Surface Units (electric coil models only) To clean the surface units, turn the control to the highest setting for a minute.
  • Page 38 The cooktop light is easily replaced with a fluorescent tube of the same wattage. Before changing the light, pull the plug to the range or disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel. To remove: Lift the light cover by pulling the bottom edge toward you and then up.
  • Page 39 Both the broiler pan and grid can also be cleaned in the dishwasher. Do not store a soiled broiler pan and grid anywhere in the range. How to Remove the Storage Drawer to Clean Under the Range To remove the storage drawer: Pull the drawer out all the way.
  • Page 40: Cleaning The Glass Cooktop

    Cleaning the glass cooktop. Clean the glass surface with cleaning cream before you use the cooktop for the first time. Also, clean the glass surface after each use. This helps protect the top and makes clean-up easier. To clean the cooktop seal, let a wet cloth rest on it for a few minutes, then wipe clean.
  • Page 41: Special Care

    Using a razor scraper will not damage the surface if the 30° angle is maintained. Special Care Be sure to use a new sharp razor scraper. Do not use a dull or nicked blade. Sugary spillovers (such as jellies, fudge, candy syrups) or melted plastics can cause pitting of the surface of your cooktop (not covered by the warranty) unless the spill is removed while still hot.
  • Page 42: Before You Begin

    Wiring must conform to National Electric Codes. If the electric service provided does not meet the above specifications, have a licensed electrician install an approved outlet. Because range terminals are not accessible after range is in position, flexible service conduit or cord must be used.
  • Page 43: Prepare The Opening

    EXCEPTION: Installation of a listed microwave oven or cooking appliance over the cooktop shall conform to the installation instructions packed with that appliance. If cabinet storage is installed, reduce risk by installing a range hood that projects horizontally a min. of 5 beyond the bottom of the cabinets. Make sure the wall covering, countertops and cabinets around the range can withstand heat generated by the range, oven or cooktop up to 200°F.
  • Page 44: Flooring

    Read these instructions completely and carefully. Flooring Under the Range Your range, like many other household items, is heavy and can settle into soft floor coverings such as cushioned vinyl or carpeting. When moving the range on this type of flooring, it should be installed on a...
  • Page 45 Power Cord Strain Relief Installation Remove the lower rear range wiring cover to expose the connector block and bracket. Remove the knockout ring (1 connector. To remove the knockout, use a pair of pliers to bend the knockout ring away from the bracket and twist until ring is removed.
  • Page 46 Installation of the range. Read these instructions completely and carefully. 3-Wire Power Cord Installation WARNING: The neutral or ground wire of the power cord must be connected to the neutral terminal located in the center of the connector block. The power leads must be connected to the outside (brass colored) terminals.
  • Page 47 The power leads must be connected to the outside (brass colored) terminals. The 4th grounding lead must be connected to the frame of the range with the grounding plate and grounding screw. Remove the 3 screws from the connector block.
  • Page 48 Installation of the range. Read these instructions completely and carefully. 3-Wire Conduit Installation Remove the 3 screws from the connector block. Insert bare wires between the connector block terminals and movable nuts. Tighten screws securely. Do not remove ground strap connection.
  • Page 49 Remove the 3 screws from the connector block. Remove the grounding strap from the connector block middle location and the screw connecting it to the frame of the range. Insert bare wires between the connector block terminals and movable nuts. Tighten screws securely. Attach ground wire to the frame of the range.
  • Page 50: Anti-Tip Bracket

    Injury might result from spilled hot liquids or from the range itself. Leveling the Range The range must be level. Leveling feet are located at each corner of the base of the range. Remove the storage drawer or kick panel (depending on your model) and using channel locks, rotate the leveling feet in and out as required to level the range.
  • Page 51: Troubleshooting Tips

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages first and you may not need to call for service. Problem Glass Cooktop Models Frequent cycling off and on of surface units Surface units will not maintain a rolling boil or cooking is not...
  • Page 52: Before You Call For Service

    Before you call for service… Troubleshooting Tips Problem Electric Coil Models Surface units not functioning properly Cooktop feels hot Oven Oven light does not work Control signals after entering cooking time or start time Possible Causes What To Do The surface units are •...
  • Page 53 See the Broiling guide . • Use the broiling pan and • grid that came with your range. Make sure it is cool. Use the broiling pan and • grid that came with your range. See the Using the •...
  • Page 54 Oven thermostat • needs adjustment. Oven thermostat • needs adjustment. • Plug on range is not completely inserted in the electrical outlet. A fuse in your home • may be blown or the circuit breaker tripped. Oven controls •...
  • Page 55 Oven was heavily soiled. Oven door is The door is out crooked of position. What To Do Allow the range to cool to • room temperature and reset the controls. See Using the self-cleaning • oven section. Make sure you move the •...
  • Page 56: Before You

    Allow the oven to cool for one hour. Put the oven back into operation. Disconnect all power to • the range for 5 minutes and then reconnect power. If the function error code repeats, call for service. Reset the clock. If the •...
  • Page 57: Customer Service Product Registration

    Even icemaker coverage and food spoilage protection is offered. You can rest easy, knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs. Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at for more information.
  • Page 58 (800-432-2737). Model Number Model Number Year 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 Cut here Serial Number...
  • Page 59: Warranty

    ® technician. For service, We Will Replace: Any part of the range which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this full one-year warranty, we will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part.
  • Page 60: Service Telephone Numbers

    Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away. Special Needs Service TDD 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322) GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrier- free kitchen for persons with limited mobility. Service Contracts Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect and you’ll receive a substantial discount.

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