Question about GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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GE Profile Advantium Wall Oven 240 volts 950 Watts

While microwaving food unit shuts down. No clock display or anything and at this point none of the buttons work. Within approximately 15 minutes or less the display panel lights back up and the unit requests the time as if it had just been energized for he first time. Circuit breakers are fine, no trips. This unit though older was never previously installed. Used as display model. Just hooked up within the past month. This problem occurred almost from the beginning.

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  • dsrios Oct 07, 2007

    there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to when the advantium fails.

    No scrambling of the display that I've seen. It just goes dark as if a fuse had been blown.

    This model is a scb2000cww 03 and it is an advantium 240 not a 120!

  • dsrios Dec 03, 2007

    I'm not sure where the negative rating came from. I haven't even had a chance to get someone out here to check it out yet.It's not the highest priority at the moment.

  • itsmedebby Dec 27, 2007

    I have a GE Advantium 120 oven that was never removed from box before storing in empty house for about one year. It was installed and worked and then I moved 4 months later and re-installed. The first time used microwave everything shut down. Power is getting to the plug but the unit simply went dead. No lights - nothing. Any suggestions?

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How long does it run before it fails? Does it look like the display is getting scrambled characters? I'm leaning toward a bad magnetron, but it may be more or less than that. If you can give more details and especially the actual full model number (as opposed to the model name Advantium 120) that would help. Thanks!

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    William Miller Oct 07, 2007

    Okay, good. Thanks. That model uses a thermostat, which is self-resetting.

    The fact that it fails and then just comes back on its own seems to point to the magnetron thermostat tripping. That would happen because the magnetron is overheating.

    Here's a test to try: Run the microwave on full power with a cup of water in it and see how long before it fails.

    When it cools down and comes back on, run it at 10% power and see if it runs for a much longer time.

    Chances are it will, and that means you probably have a bad magnetron.

    That model should have a 5-year waarnty on the magnetron, so if it's not that old, you would only have to pay for labor.

    You can save about $50 on labor if you remove it from the wall yourself and take it in for repair.

    Removing it from the wall is a two-person job (for safety's sake) and it helps to have the installation instructions.

    You can download those here:http://tinyurl.com/2ezkqh

    You can contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 and tell them your problem and they will put you in touch with a local authorized warranty servicer.

    If it's out of warranty, and you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa:http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

    You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here:http://tinyurl.com/gv383

    Good luck and be safe.

    I appreciate your thoughtful rating of my reply.

  • William Miller
    William Miller Dec 02, 2007

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    Such an extensive reply rated as inappropriate? Ouch...

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I have the Advantium 240 and it lets me select the cooking selection but when I push the round center button to start nothing happens. Also the interior light stays on

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