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CVM517P4M6W2 GE cafe over the range microwave. did i receive a used microwave?

Timotee

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Joined
Jun 11, 2022
Messages
1
Location
canada
Model Number
CVM517P4M6W2
Brand
GE
Age
Less than 1 year
I received all my Ge café white appliances after ordering them a year ago. I question if the over the range microwave has been refurbished and sent to me. 1st warning sign was there were no documents in the box. no manual no mounting templates nothing. i thought maybe it was a packing mistake, although all the tape protective film and Styrofoam were in place. The thing that has me scratching my head is the plug instead of being a sealed one piece plug like all my over the range microwaves in the past This one looks modified with the typical yelllow plug that you would buy at a hardware store which obviously by the photo doesn't work in my current outlet that has had 2 previous over the range microwaves installed and plugged in there before. Can some one confirm that Ge is actually using this style receptacles or did some one before me cut the end off to make it fit their style outlet?

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jeff1

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Hi,

Without see it myself I couldn't tell you if it was used or not.....but:

1st warning sign was there were no documents in the box. no manual no mounting templates nothing.
This one looks modified with the typical yelllow plug that you would buy at a hardware store

Both tell me that this unit was out of the box and repacked at some point. That is not a power cord end that you would find on an brand new unit.

JMO!!

jeff sr.
 
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