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120 Advantium Does this kit solve the problem or is it just a quick fix that disables the safety feature?

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I have installed the kit that the GE service man stated would fix the problem as I documented in a solution on this site under my username of loyola1986. It changed a few parts allowing more ventilation of the thermostat. We have not used it enough yet to verify that the fix works. I will try and post something when I am confident the fix works.

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I have not installed it yet. I plan on doing it this weekend. My lovely better half is eager to get back to using the speed cook. She loves that part of it. Check back in a week and if I have not posted anything, send a request to me again. Sorry I can't tell you right now and I don't want to just say yes it will fix it without really knowing.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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    Since installing the TCO repair Kit, we have not had any further power shut off. This kit is not widely known for this particular model (120). It has been widely used for the other model. So, a service technician may look at your 120 and still just replace the TCO or Thermostat, which I did twice and didn't resolve the problem. Again the kit resolved our problem.



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Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

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