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Advantium 120 won't heat food with microwave

I've checked the 3 door switches and they checkout good with door open and closed. I've checked 3 cut off switches (not sure if there are more) and they all pass current. I've checked the one by the Magnatron, one on the left side, and one on top. 120v at the transformer is also good. Not really sure where to go from this point. Are all three TCOs suppose to read close ( no resistance)?

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  • Matt W
    Matt W Mar 21, 2014

    Model SCB1001MSS

  • Matt W
    Matt W Mar 21, 2014

    Unit works normally including the convection side heating.

  • Matt W
    Matt W Mar 21, 2014

    I'm leaning more towards HVC, transformer, or magnatron.

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The Advantium 240 oven interior (cavity) light will illuminate anytime the door is open. However, due to the dark tint on the oven door, there is not a light on while cooking since the food would not be visible using the interior lamp.
Food may be viewed during a microwave cycle by pressing the Microwave/Oven Light pad.

One of the Upper Level Speedcook lamps will come on for 5 seconds. The Microwave/Oven Light pad can be pressed up to 5 times during a microwave cooking cycle. The limit of 5 times is to prevent excessive heat on microwave cookware from the Speedcook lamp.

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The Advantium 240 oven interior (cavity) light will illuminate anytime the door is open. However, due to the dark tint on the oven door, there is not a light on while cooking since the food would not be visible using the interior lamp.
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