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GE Advantium PSB2201NSS Technical Service Guide

Model Number: PSB2201NSS
Brand: GE Advantium
Age: 13 months


PSB2201NSS GE Advantium 240V. 13 months. Went dead (2nd time now, first time was replaced as it happened within three weeks of installation. Read on Servicetechhelp.com that it is probably the Oven Cavity TCO. After seaching online, I have the part number WB21x10046. I know where to buy it but can't determine how to access it even with the GE schematic. Is there a GE Consumer Service Training Technical Service Guide that I can download for this model? Thanks.

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SOURCE: Does not work after speedcooking bacon.

Most repair warranties are only 30-90 days, but you might consider asking the servicer if they'll cover it. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your actual model number (like SCA1000DBB03, not Advantium 120) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 That part is the thermal cutout (TCO) or thermal fuse. It's reference number 1430 on the first diagram listed there.

Posted on May 08, 2007

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SOURCE: GE Advantium 120

no they do not. I just replaced one of these they aren't hard but it would be very difficult to do without takeing it down. due to the price of these I strongly recomend you call your local appliance service

Posted on May 20, 2008

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Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a dead GE Advantium 120 Microwave in my RV.

This heat could have come from excess current draw due to a failing part, such as the magnetron, or an improper voltage level at the outlet. It should measure 105-125VAC.

A loose connection can also result in heat and melting.

I would recommend replacing the section of wire that's melted. You need to make a good solid connection with proper wire nuts and solid crimped connectors.

If you think the TCO may have been stressed, it should be replaced, too.

I would also check the fuse holder by seeing if you can twirl the fuse with your bare fingers while it's in the holder. If so, then it is too loose and the holder must be replaced.

You cannot just squeeze it tighter with pliers, because metal fatigue will make it go loose again, possibly resulting in a melted fuse.

Lastly, I would replace the primary interlock (top door switch). See http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt.

Then make sure that no one opens the door while the oven is cooking unless it is specifically called for in the cooking cycle. Opening the door while it is cooking leads to premature switch failure and heat / melting of the switches connectors and wiring.

You can find the full service manual online here.

Yours may have the revised circuit. You can see the "mini-manual" for that version here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, & testing.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.


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Posted on Jan 10, 2010

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SOURCE: My advantium just quit.

I don't see why not. If you can make good the connections and use ceramic couplings, due to the heat, plastic will melt and cause a hazzard.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010

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