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GE Advantium oven (6 y.o.), has hot spots, makes unusual noise

For the past several months I have noticed that my oven- in microwave mode- starts making this odd noise after it has been on longer than 2 minutes-sort of a popping, vibrating noise; coupled with this, is the fact that it seems to either cook too fast or too slowly. The light does not come on during microwaving, but does when you open the door. I have not tried using the speedcook mode- just the microwave. Additonally, the carousel does not rotate any longer--which explains the hotspots, at least! Do you have any suggestions??

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  • onediva2b Dec 11, 2008

    So, should I replace or repair? What is the most cost effective thing to do?

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The carousel motor will need replacing and the magnetron that heats the food( sends out the waves) is probably starting to fail but the high voltage capacitor may also need replacing

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  • jason Dec 11, 2008

    with the light not comming on ( control board ) taking to long to heat up ( magnetron ) and the carousel motor , you would be better off buying a new one , as all the parts and labor will add up

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The drive to the carousel is broken...and what you hear is the drive trying hitting the bottom of drive shaft* (cheaper to replace then fix)

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