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How do I change the date and time

I need to know how to change the date and the time on the product described below

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If you don't have the owner's manual for your GE microwave, you can download it here:

It will tell you how to do the setup you desire.

But if yours is not a GE, even though this was posted in the GE section, please reply back with your correct brand and model number.

We're always very happy to help and we certainly appreciate your very thoughtful rating of our answer.

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