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Super pretzel 850c

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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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:

  • operating oven without cover(s) in place
  • wrong magnetron installed in oven
  • an old or otherwise failing magnetron
  • cracked magnetron magnet
  • improper power line voltage (should be 110-125VAC)
  • foods low in moisture (popcorn & bacon, e.g. - add 1/2 cup of water in rear oven)
  • failed or inoperable cooling fan or hood vent exhaust fan
  • deteriorating foam weatherstripping seals in air ducts or on outside cover
  • blocked air vents (dust, animal nest debris, insufficient free air space behind & around oven, etc.)
  • clogged or greasy charcoal filter or grease filter
  • blocked duct in hood vent exhaust
The fact that the oven is now quieter tells me that one of the high voltage components may have failed, or the high voltage section is not getting power.

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:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html
(continuity can be good even though mag is bad!)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it is NOT shorted or burned looking, it's probably fine)


http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

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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SOURCE: why is my microwave always warm inside? even when

It is an Over the Range oven so absorbs the heat from the cooker and they are quite well insulated.

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SOURCE: need owners manual for Toshiba microwave model ER-9610-1

Go to the dealer where you bought it from...
and ask for a user manual..
they will definitely give you

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