Question about GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven
I just renovated my kitchen and bought the Advantium 120. Everything seems to work well except the Microwave part. At times it heats well, and other times not at all. This morning, it took me 3 tries to heat my oatmeal. A couple hours later, it heated a cup of water on the first try.
Visually it appears that it is working, lights up, time counts down, etc. but when it says it finished, my food isn't heated.
You seem to be having a problem with the interlock device. when you close the microwave door it is supposed to hit a series of 3 switches to tell the microwave every thing is safe and able to run. you may want to take the control panel off and make sure those switches are ok. usually out of the 3 switches top and bottom should be open middle should be closed. you could check with the continuity side of your electric meter.
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It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 on high resistance range for short circuit, the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.
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