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GE Advantium 120 Microwave: When my wife went to heat a cup of coffee and pressed the "Micro Express" button, the inside light "blew", and then the cooling fan turned on and now won't turn off (over 12 hours ago). The bulb, a 20W halogen was blown, however, I was able to replace from ACE Hardware. I was able to install, however, it still does not light and the fan continues to remain on when I close the door to the microwave. What might be the problem?

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  • goldazman Dec 13, 2009

    The water heats VERY well. The inside light still fails to illuminate and the cooling fan continues to run as long as the door remains closed.

  • goldazman Dec 13, 2009

    Taran, thank you for the input...the solution would appear to be WAY beyond my area of expertise. I will make sure that an appropriate repair person is called. Appreciate your assistance. Thanks again.

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Hi,
I suspect you may have a door switch that has failed closed causing the fan to run. It is unlikely that the unit is actually cooking when the door is closed. You can verify this if you put a glass of water in the oven and close the door for about 2 minutes and then see if the water is hot. I suspect it will not be. Try this and we can proceed from there with a plan of attack.

Hope i helped you.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2009

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Dec 13, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!


    WOW!! Now, we have something to work ON.


    There could be many Reasons, so we need to Diagnose it Properly.


    You need to Open the Oven. We need to Find the Motor of the Oven Fan which would be in the Rear of the machine ( On Most Models ).You'll see on the rear the motor for the fan oven.Near this is the terminals for the fan element.Take the wires off the element and test for continuity.If open circuit you'll need to replace this element.


    Let me know the progress.


    Hope i helped you.


    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


    Note - It is Dangerous to play with Oven, if you are not well versed with Electronics.



  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Dec 13, 2009

    Thanks for your Response!!


    Though i am Disappointed that you Gave up. However, that's the Correct Procedure, if you are not Expertise in all this as it would require an Immense Application of Knowledge to Fix this. I never thought it would actually Heat the Water.


    Anyway, we Appreciate your Business and kindly accept the Solution, so that this thread would be Closed.


    Hope i helped you.


    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a blessed day!!

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