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Advantium 120 Keeps running

Anyone ever have a problem with this microwave?  When you close the door,  the interior light stays on, the cooling fan operates and the turntable continues to turn.  All this when the microwave is not being used.  All you can do is disconnect the plug to turn it off. The microwave is not functioning at this point.   This has happened twice so far and they just replaced some boards the first time and the second is still being worked on.  Please advise if you ever got the problem fixed permanently.  thanks
Linda

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  • Bryan2244 Feb 10, 2008

    Light blew out and now fan runs and turntable turns while plugged. Any Fix?

  • abivac Apr 11, 2008

    I also have the GE Advantium 120 with the "keeps running problem". Does anyone know how to replace the relay and where to get a replacement? I have to unplug it every night and I have to reset the clock everytime I use it the for the first time the next day. I don't want to keep it plugged in because the interior light really gets hot.

  • thursdaymoon Apr 21, 2008

    Same thing here. Used it one day, closed the microwave door, and the thing started up again with lights, fan, turntable, etc. We have to leave the door open to keep it from running.

  • thursdaymoon Apr 24, 2008

    Called GE, they said to have it repaired. Repair man asked if both prongs on door were intact, mine are; he said he needed to order the part. Not sure what part; when I find out I'll update. Cost of repair: $250, that includes part, labor, and service call fee.



    We continued using microwave, just leaving door open when not in use. (ie: did not unplug and just wait for repair) Last night, microwave stopped having the "always on unless opened" problem!! Working fine now!! NO repair done yet.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2008

    Light Stays on some of the time. Oven is less than 3 months old.

  • abivac May 11, 2010

    Does anyone know if this relay is available? Or is job for professionals only?

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I've got this problem also.
The interior light on the oven died. We replaced it. Since replacing it the light stays on and the turn table turns.

Looking at the diagram, the "main relay" is what powers both. My guess is that it's stuck in the "on" position. Solution will be replace the relay.

Long term fix may be bigger relay.

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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.

The Advantium 120 oven cavity is illuminated anytime the door is opened and while the unit is in the microwave only mode. As a result it will not have the Microwave/Oven Light pad.

If the light is not operating properly, you will want to have it checked by an authorized service technician. To obtain in or out of warranty repair on Major Appliances, you may call 1-800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737) or schedule service online.
Advantium - Interior Light Operation While Microwaving

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.

The Advantium 120 oven cavity is illuminated anytime the door is opened and while the unit is in the microwave only mode. As a result it will not have the Microwave/Oven Light pad.

If the light is not operating properly, you will want to have it checked by an authorized service technician. To obtain in or out of warranty repair on Major Appliances, you may call 1-800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737) or schedule service online.
Advantium - Interior Light Operation While Microwaving

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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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.

The Advantium 120 oven cavity is illuminated anytime the door is opened and while the unit is in the microwave only mode. As a result it will not have the Microwave/Oven Light pad.

If the light is not operating properly, you will want to have it checked by an authorized service technician. To obtain in or out of warranty repair on Major Appliances, you may call 1-800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737) or schedule service online.
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Advantium - Interior Light Operation While Microwaving

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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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.

The Advantium 120 oven cavity is illuminated anytime the door is opened and while the unit is in the microwave only mode. As a result it will not have the Microwave/Oven Light pad.

If the light is not operating properly, you will want to have it checked by an authorized service technician. To obtain in or out of warranty repair on Major Appliances, you may call 1-800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737) or schedule service online.

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