Question about GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven
I have a 240 volt advantium (over range) oven which is making a buzzing noise at rest almost like a mechanical clock is running which of course isn't since there isn't one in this unit. Seems to be working fine except for the annoying buzzing sound?
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Actually, these have a 10-year warranty on the magnetron and on the halogen speedcook lamps.
GE will even send you the magnetron to replace it yourself. Call them at 888-239-6832.
The full service manual with installation instructions is here.
Part ordering help (if you need other parts) is here.
I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.
If you or someone you know want to replace the magnetron yourself, you will need to remove the oven from the wall.
If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward. Thewy are in the service manual.
You can also download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.
If you prefer to replace it though, I would suggest doing Google searches to try to find 240V microwave ovens. They're the exception.
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Posted on Jan 11, 2010
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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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