Melt butter without worrying with the Melt mode on this GE over-the-range microwave oven, and use 10 power settings for effortless cooking. The Add 30 Seconds button lets you increase cooking time by 30-second increments, and this GE over-the-range microwave oven features an up-front charcoal filter with indicator light, so you know when it's time to change it.
1.7 cu. ft. capacity
1000 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)
Weight and time defrost
Simply enter the weight of the food, and the oven automatically sets the optimal defrosting time and power level or set your desired time for defrosting
"Add 30 seconds" button
Add 30 seconds of microwave cooking time
Worry-free melting of butter, caramel, chocolate and cheese
Two-speed, 300-CFM venting system
Removes smoke, steam and odors
Upfront charcoal filter with indicator light
Light indicates when odor-removing charcoal filter needs to be replaced
Recessed turntable with on/off
Controls turntable operation
Sensor cooking controls
Automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results
GE 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking
Installation was a bit annoying since the mounting holes (already in our cabinet) that were used to insert the bolts that screw into the top of this microwave, didn't line up with this model's mounting threads. So we had to drill new holes in our cabinet. Also, the wall mounting bracket has changed from 4 tabs to 2 tabs, and of course they are also in different locations, meaning the wall bracket had to be changed. It would have been nice to save those steps during installation. Once mounted, the microwave looks nice and seems to work fine.
Hello, we appreciate your review. We’re sorry to hear of your concern regarding the changes that have been made to the installation process from your old microwave to your new microwave. We appreciate you providing us this feedback and we will pass it along to our microwave product development team for future improvement. Please know that we value your business and apologize for any unexpected inconvenience this may have caused. We sincerely hope to have a chance to earn back your trust and business in the future. -Chris@GEA
Ease of Use
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
CNC Programmed engineering ( retired).
Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
It’s very good Stuff.
My last one was retired after 15 years ( same brand).
I actually placed an order for this microwave in mid May. The item did not come in & order cancelled. I placed a second order early June which was ready for pick up late June, and was installed early July.
Installation was made using the previous wall bracket, but more holes were required to attach to the upper cabinet. Not too bad, took about an hour with 2 people.
The microwave operates as expected, although it is still new. Hope it lasts longer than the last one!
I bought the matching microwave to my GE stove. I'm a 60 yr old Profesional and use the range top rarely. The Microwave handle de laminated after 7 months. No problem I thought - I have the GE warranty and bought an extended warranty of 5 years from Best Buy. I scalled and tried to place a claim and told this is normal and not covered. If this is how GE and Best Buy think a new rarely used device should look after 7 months I will have to buy else ware in the future.
Hello RichM, thank you for your review. We hate to hear that your microwave handle is becoming delaminated. It's not what we would expect to happen and we apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this may have caused you. We truly value you as a customer and hope that you will give us the opportunity to earn your trust back in the future. -Chris@GEA
Ease of Use
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Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Handle Broke Off
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
Worked great until the handle broke off just over a year of gentle use. Both plastic supports completely snapped. This is unacceptable quality from an outfit like GE. I had to super glue it back together because the manufacturer warranty only lasts one year. Hopefully it will hold. I see the price is now $400, way up from what I paid in Aug 2019 ($269). Consider another option!
Hello FamilyMan, thank you for your review. We are sincerely sorry your microwave's door handle broke off from the unit. This is certainly not something we would expect to hear and would love to assist you in having it properly repaired. In this case, please reach out to us on our social media platforms so we can assist you further. -Chris@GEA
Design, Features, Price
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good value, average quality
After researching several makes and models, I chose this one despite several critical reviews of the panel visibility and "tinny" door feel. I disagree that the type is hard to read, but my kitchen is well lit and I have decent eyesight. I do agree the door is noticeably less solid and heavy than our previous 2010 Profile model. We also notice the power seems less strong so we have to cook things a bit longer. The many features are convenient, so far we've only used less than half. I like the sleeker look, though slightly mismatched to our 2010 Profile range. Overall, we're pleased with the look and functions for the price.
A:AnswerThere is a known issue with this model number jvm3160..... microwave blowing door switches and tripping the breaker when door is open and/or closed. the microwave door was manufactured incorrectly which according to the manufacture causes this issue to occur. According to the manufacture, the repair is to replace the entire door assembly, the door switches, and the switch holder. The repair cost more than buying a new microwave. And we have seen it on microwaves from three years old and newer some being one and a half years old. We have tried just replacing the door switches, didn’t work. We have tried replacing the door switches and the switch holder, didn’t work. Best bet is just to buy a new microwave and we advise buying a five year extended warranty with it. Keep in mind that about 8 to 9 years ago or so GE appliance division was bought out by HAIER appliances. All appliances, especially microwaves, even the more expensive ones, are all made with cheaper parts nowadays. So getting five years of usage out of any appliance is considered normal. I would advise to get a 5 year extended warranty with any appliances you by now. so at least your appliance will be covered for five years. Stay far away from Samsung and LG appliances. You will thank me later.
A:AnswerHello Inquirer - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and we are happy to help you. This microwave is ready to be installed as exhausting outside through the top of the unit. However, you can change the venting to be internally vented or recirculating. Instructions for changing the venting can be found in the Owner's Manual. We hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
A:AnswerNick, I just bought model JVM6175SKSS to replace my old GE (that was at least 10 years old)
and it was a breeze to install with the same bracket and hole location for the plug.
All the settings pretty much the same too. Recommend
A:AnswerHi Rob- All 30" over-the-range microwaves are approximately the same width, and are designed to fit into a 30" wide cabinet opening. Each microwave comes with the mounting hardware (mounting bracket, screws, exhaust adapter), top and rear templates, and installation instructions. When replacing an over-the-range microwave, the mounting bracket included with the new microwave should be used since the mounting bracket is specific to each model. The new screws, bolts, and exhaust adapter should also be used. We suggest models GE® 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven JVM6172SKSS and GE® 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Sensor Microwave Oven
JVM6175SKSS. Sensor cooking controls sense the humidity (steam) from foods cooking and automatically adjusts time and power for best cooking results. We certainly appreciate your loyalty! SUE@GEA
A:AnswerHi KenJ- Thanks for continuing to make GE Appliances a part of your home! We know you have choices and appreciate the trust you've placed in us. We are excited to hear your Spacemaker XL1800 provided you with great service for 14 years. GE® 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Sensor Microwave Oven JVM6175BLTS is a great choice. Sensor controls make programming easy and automatically adjusts time and power for delicious cooking results. We also offer JVM7195BLTS with a dark gray, easy clean enamel interior with steam clean option. Messes inside the microwave are easy to wipe away after steam loosens food grime. All 30" over-the-range microwaves are approximately the same width, and are designed to fit into a 30" wide cabinet opening. Each microwave comes with the mounting hardware (mounting bracket, screws, exhaust adapter), top and rear templates, and installation instructions needed to make installation a simple process. This makes choosing a replacement microwave easy. You may want to pair with GE Profile™ Series 30" Slide-In Electric Double Oven Convection Range PS960BLTS in Black Stainless. Keep in touch! SUEatGEA