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Sensor error and periodic beeping for Advantium 120

After making popcorn, screen sometimes (sometimes not) shows sensor error. It then proceeds to beep every 45 seconds. It does eventually stop, perhaps after glass carousel cools down. Never used as oven. Any ideas how to resolve?

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  • Jim Woods Jan 12, 2009

    I do not open microwave during cooking of popcorn. Interesting comment on sensor error -- I'll need to focus on exactly when this message appears. I'll also need to check on internal fan running -- I'll put in some popcorn tonight -- but do not recall hearing any fan internal to microwave -- not ever.

  • Jim Woods Jan 15, 2009

    Listened to sound clip of fan. I can never recall hearing the Microwave does not make this sound.

  • Jim Woods Jan 16, 2009

    Model number is SCA1001FSS01. I've also confirmed the internal fan does not go one when making popcorn.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    I meant to ask for your model number.

    There is a bulletin about mistakenly swapped wires allowing interference to cause sensor errors.

    In other cases it is a software problem on the smart board.




  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010


    We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are operating here.


  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Some notes from the owner's manual:

    If you open the door while sensor
    cooking, SENSOR ERROR will
    appear. Close the door, press
    START to begin again

    (Using a popcorn pad on a sensor model is one form of sensor cooking)

    Does this seem like it might be the case?

    Does it seem like the internal cooling fan is running properly whenever you're microwaving?

    When I say internal
    cooling fan, I do not mean the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn
    on and off manually.




    I'm instead talking
    about the internal fan which comes on automatically whenever you
    microwave.

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If the internal cooling fan does not come on when you're microwaving, the magnetron will overheat and the thermal cutout will be tripped, causing the oven to go dead until it cools back down.

If this happens more than a few times, the magnetron can be damaged.

If the turntable is not turning (assuming it's not set to be off) when you're microwaving, then the problem lies on the relay circuit board (sub PC).

If the turntable is wokring and the fan is not, then the fan motor or wiring is at fault.

At this point, with such odd problems, I recommend that you contact GE customer service for your nearest GE-authorized service center

GE Customer Service is here.

Good luck.
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