Use the Convenience Cooking controls on this GE over-the-range microwave oven to make meals in a flash when you're on the go. This combination vent and microwave features two speeds for keeping cooking exhaust to a minimum. Set defrost times on this GE over-the-range microwave oven manually or automatically, and turn on the turntable for fast even heating.
Charcoal filter replacement for microwaves with behind the door grille
Easily install your new charcoal odor filter
1.6 cu. ft. capacity
1000 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)
Convenience cooking controls
Operating made quick and easy
Auto and time defrost
Defrosting times and power levels are programmed automatically or manually for optimal results
Controls turntable operation
Two-speed, 300-CFM venting system
Removes smoke, steam and odors
GE JVM3160EFES - microwave oven - built-in - slate
A:AnswerHi - The Upfront Filter design found on select GE Series and Profile Series over-the-range microwaves allows for easy access to the charcoal filter and requires no tools to change the filter. Open the microwave door and press the access panel above the cavity opening where it says "PUSH" to lower the panel door. Models with an Upfront Filter have a Reset Filter notification light on the control panel to indicate when it is time to change the filter. The light will illuminate after approximately 6 months of use to alert user to replace the charcoal filter (if used) and clean/replace the grease filters. Reset by pushing and hold 3 seconds. When the Filter Replace LED turned on,
replace filter and press Reset Filter and hold for 3seconds to reset. If the filter light remains on after reset, try resetting the microwave electronics by unplugging or by turning off power at the circuit breaker for 30 seconds or so. If you need further assistance, we encourage you to contact GE Appliance Service at 1-800-432-2737 or conveniently schedule an appointment online: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/service/ - Keep in touch! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerHi-this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your interest! The blower will need to be rotated for indoor (recirculating) venting. The directions are provided in the installation instructions included with the microwave. Also, the recirculating charcoal filter is included. The turntable can be turned off when using larger dishes. Model JNM3161DFBB is the same microwave except assembled for indoor (recirculating) venting. Thanks for checking with us!
A:AnswerHi -this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your interest in our GE model JVM3160RFSS. We appreciate your loyalty!
Our 30" over-the-range microwaves are designed to be installed in the same standard upper cabinet space (30" min. width, 12" min.-13" max. depth). The height and depth of the models may vary slightly. The top mounting is basically the same. You will need to use the back wall mounting bracket included with the new model as they are similar but not interchangeable.
Your model, JNM1851SM2SS was shipped assembled for recirculating (indoor) venting. Model JVM3160RFSS is shipped assembled for outdoor venting. If you choose model JVM3160, you will also need to purchase the optional recirculating charcoal filter JX81L and follow the recirculating venting instructions in the installation guide.
You may want to consider model JNM3161RFSS. It is the same model except is shipped assembled for recirculating (indoor) venting. You can view online at:
Thanks for checking with us. Enjoy!
A:AnswerHi AGST- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Thanks for your purchase! The cardboard cover on the right top or side wall of the microwave interior is there by design. The cardboard (mica) covers the waveguide system that feeds microwave energy into the cavity and should not be removed. The microwave should not be used for any function if this cardboard cover is not in place. If removed, it would require service to replace. Thanks for checking with us!
A:AnswerYes, you can either vent back into the room or through an external vent. I vented internally. The configuration was easy, hardest part was installing the filter. It took a bit of finesse to remove the panel from the front of the unit.