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Can't see inside oven

The metal mesh inside of door has a plastic/vinyl type cover over it. Do I remove the cover before using the appliance? I ask because I can not view the contents inside the oven when cooking. HELP?

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  • Lady O Jun 24, 2008

    Thanks jaxom0926 for your responce. I was told yes the plastic cover can be moved from inside the door. But, per the GE rep, if it is removed the warranty is no longer in effect. Removing the cover exposes the mesh screen, thus making it hard to clean the inside of the door. Which was a downside of this model jes1358.



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Yes, the tape is simply there to protect the face until the consumer gets the product home.

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