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Clock timer volume too low

When the clock timer is up the beeper volume has become too low to hear away from the microwave. The GE Spacemeker Microwave is dated Made in Korea in February 2000. The model no. is JVM 1660BB 003. IS the beeper volume adjustable?

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    Microwave timer beeper comes on by itself every few days.

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The beeper sound level can be adjusted.

Press the "BEEPER VOLUME" pad on the keypad, then select 0–3 for mute to loud.

Your owner's manual is here.

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