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Changing the power level

I have tried to change the power level to 50% on my microwave, but when I push the button it gives me a message that says "power level may not be changed at this time." What should I do?

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    same problem

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I had the same problem. All you need to do is put in your cook time first, then adjust the power level. So time cook, whatever # of minutes, power level, then # power level. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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    This was clear and a super answer to someone who does not have the manual!!!!

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Your best bet is to first try a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Otherwise, I would suggest you consult the owner's manual. If you don't have yours, you can download it here:

http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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Thank you it worked!

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