Question about Microwave Ovens
Just got this without instruction manual. wanting to know step by step how to prepare pretzels prior to going in warmer. should they be microwaved for 1 minute prior to going in warmer ? should they be sprayed with water,butter ? any other help ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE Advantium oven SCA 2000
The fact that it stopped during cooking, then came back on after several minutes, tells me that the magnetron probably overheated and its thermostat (called the M.G.T. T.C.O. in the service manual here) opened until it cooled back down.
An overheating magnetron can be due to:
It may be as simple as a failed top door switch (see this test file) or it may be a failed high voltage component, most likely the high voltage rectifier diode or the magnetron.
Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:
(continuity can be good even though mag is bad!)
(if it is NOT shorted or burned looking, it's probably fine)
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.
Note that the magnetron has a five-year warranty. If it's under magnetron warranty, GE will send you the magnetron to do it yourself.
If the magnetron is bad, call them at 888-239-6832 with the full model number, serial number, and date of manufacture.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jan 11, 2011
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If you were to log on to the
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usually one is able to download, by model number, Customer
Instruction Manuals, list
of Dealers for spare part supplies as required.
The information is normally free of
I hope this helps.
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