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Custom Panels Required

When shopping for products that accept custom panels, note that:

  • Stainless steel panels can be purchased from GE through the Parts and Accessories Store.
  • Panels to match your cabinetry must be purchased from your cabinetmaker.
  • Panel sizes and widths can vary; be sure to check the details of your model for the exact panel specifications.
  • For more information about custom panel options, contact the GE Answer Center by e-mail or at 1-800-626-2005.

GE® 1.7 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven




16 1/2 in x 29 7/8 in x 15 in


1.7 cu ft

Stainless Steel/Black
Stainless Steel


  • 1.7 cu. ft. capacity
    1000 Watts (IEC-705 test procedure)
  • Convenience cooking controls
    Operating made quick and easy
  • Auto and time defrost
    Defrosting times and power levels are programmed automatically or manually for optimal results
  • Recessed turntable with on/off
    Controls turntable operation
  • Two-speed, 300-CFM venting system
    Removes smoke, steam and odors

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Control Type Electronic Touch
Display On/Off Yes
Electronic Digital Display with Clock Scrolling
Cooking Modes Microwave
Cooking Technology Microwave
Style Over-The-Range
Cooktop Lighting Incandescent - 2 Bulbs
Programmable Night Light
Exhaust Fan 2-Speed
Express Cook 1-6 Minutes
Interior Oven Light Incandescent
Power Levels 10
Rack Type 1 Wire Oven Rack; 1 Position
Turntable Glass Recessed
Turntable On / Off Yes
Turntable Size 11.5 in
Microwave Convenience Cooking Controls Popcorn
Defrost: Weight/Time
Control Features Add 30 Seconds
Timer On/Off
Cook Time
Set Clock
Power Level
Clock Display
Lock Controls
Auto Night Light
Surface Light
Vent Fan
Turntable On/Off
Microwave Watts (IEC-705) 1000.0 W


Total Capacity (cubic feet) 1.7 cu ft
Vent CFM 300


Case Color White
Color Appearance White
Door Color White
Handle Color-Matched
Installation Easy Mount
Oven Door Features Oven Window


Non-Vented Optional
Venting Type Externally Vented


Approximate Shipping Weight 57 lb
Cabinet Width 30 in
Cavity (W x H x D) 20-31/32 x 9-3/8 x 14-3/16
Net Weight 51 lb
Overall Depth 15 in
Overall Height 16 1/2 in
Overall Width 29 7/8 in


Electrical Input - 120V Amperage 15
Electrical Input - 120V Watts 1600
Input Volts/Hertz 120/60


Optional Side Filler Panel Kit JX36CWW
Recirculating Charcoal Filter Kit JX81J (Included)


Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
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JVM6172DFWW is rated 4.6087 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product. I bought this online from Home Depot. Product arrived, and I examined it externally, everything appeared fine. But a month later when the contractor was ready and went to install it, the tabs on the doors were broken, they had been broken at the factory. It could not be replaced because it was no longer consider "new", a week had passed since it arrived. GE did replace the door, and it seems to work fine, with an extra push the door shuts securely. In the future, open all wrapping, and inspect your delivery.
Date published: 2013-11-00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Satisfied I purchased the GE 1.7 to replace my GE 1800, which was 11 years old. Very disappointed that I couldn't say 20 years old. Installed myself using old/already installed hanger. Installation went with ease. To aid with installation, I placed "milk box"about 18 inches cubed) on top of stove and microwave on top of milk box, then lifted in place. I'm 72 years old and needed the milk box. Just purchased, applied power to the microwave and checked several functions with no problem found. If I experience any problems in the years to come, I will give an update. One other thing, my house exhaust vent did not aline with the unit. Problem was house vent was off center. The unit vent is adjustible. Be sure to align the vent.
Date published: 2013-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use The right size for our application,was replacing a range hood when came across the microwave and it compliments our kitchen and works great. Like the vented feature and it lined up with our old exhaust vent to the outside.It is a quick cooker and quiet, controls are well placed and easy to figure which button to use for what your doing. Love the express feature, saves a lot of time.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product I did have some difficulty installing it because the fan is only 1/2" from the rear of the unit. This is also where my cabinet framework is. On my previous 20 + year old GE unit the fan was not that close to the rear. I did get it installed, it looks and works great!
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from REPLACED OLDER GE MICROWAVE It fit right into the spot where my older GE unit was. ??I got the white one this time after having a black which was very difficult to keep the exterior clean. This unit is not the quality of the one purchased in 2004. ??The touch buttons are smaller, arranged differently and harder to push, the wire rack is much poorer quality, the turntable is smaller so I can't use the old one if it breaks, and, even though it is supposed to be more powerful, it takes a little longer to heat foods. ??I do like the new charcoal filter which is going to be easy to changerl although the bottom washable filters were two on the old unit and now this has only one.
Date published: 2013-12-30

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