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The buzzing sound that you are hearing is most likely the motor within the disposal unit.

The reason the reset is tripping is because the motor is drawing locked rotor amps which far exceeds the electrical capacity of the reset and therefore, the reset trips.

There are really only two reasons this could happen. Either an object has fallen down into the disposal and has jammed the gears and is preventing the motor from spinning or the motor has locked up and has failed.

Typically, the reason for the problem is due to an blockage within the disposal. You can attempt to clear the blockage if you can see it. The disposal may require to be taken apart if possible to find and clear any obstructions. If you are not mechanically inclined, I would recommend to have the disposal looked at by a plumber who has the knowledge and experience of checking out the disposal.

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Several possible causes - failure of the magnetron or high voltage rectifier or a shorted high voltage capacitor. Also, the transformer may not be receiving 120 v (on U. S. units) from whatever controls it. Checking to see if 120 v is present would be the first step. If it's there, the high voltage diode should be checked for continuity to make sure it conducts in only one direction. Then, the high voltage capacitor should be checked to make sure it is not shorted. If everything's o.k., the magnetron filament should be checked for continuity. Also, check for a short between the cathode and the case. There's also the possibility that one of the door switches has failed, or is not being activated. Keep in mind that these ovens run on 4000 volts, or more, and you can easily be electrocuted if you don't understand what you're doing. Some can maintain the 4000 volt charge on the high voltage capacitor indefinitely.

Apr 15, 2014 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Unusual noise and electrical smell

If it's a burning odor, and there's a buzz, or a hum that's louder than normal, failure of the the high voltage transformer or high voltage rectifier would be the most likely cause. A failed rectifier usually looks like it's been hot - may have small bubbles on the surface, or may be discolored. A transformer will emit smoke when 120 volts is applied to the primary. Keep in mind that these things run on 4000 volts, or more. You can easily be electrocuted poking around inside when the unit is running (the capacitor may stay charged with 4000 v for weeks or months even when the unit is off). if you don't have a working knowledge of electronics / electricity, it's best to find someone who does. If the rectifier is bad, make sure you discharge the capacitor with a screwdriver from terminal to terminal, and from each terminal to ground. It isn't pleasant having a 4000 volt jolt of electricity travel through your finger. I know from experience. You finger will light up nicely for a second, though. It's kind of neat, but painful!

Dec 27, 2012 | GE JVM2050 Microwave Oven

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Kenmore 401.80083700 won't turn off

It is one of two things, a defective door switch, or the keypad control board has failed.

Apr 18, 2012 | Kenmore 68361 Microwave Oven

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Hello, i own a 7year old advantium oven everything works except the microwave, the key pad and timer shows its on but wont heat. any suggestions thanks

Is there any unusual noise or is it louder or quieter than normal?

A loud buzz, hum, or groan is usually a shorted high voltage rectifier diode, but a sound like gurgling into an empty coffee mug is one symptom of a failed magnetron, and yet the mag can be bad without that sound.

We have a sound clip of what a microwave should sound like when the cooling fan and high voltage section are working.

If it sounds the same as usual or a little louder, I would suspect the magnetron or high voltage diode has failed.

If it is much quieter than usual I would suspect a bad upper door switch.

The service manual is here.

Also see this file on door switches.

Aug 22, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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How do you reset the microwave power? Is there an external circuit breaker if the main house circuit breaker did not switch off?

There is an internal cartridge fuse, as well as thermal fuses. It is not recommended that you attempt any internal repairs on a microwave due to the presence of very high voltages and the danger of microwave radiation if not reassembled correctly. Residential microwaves, if not under warrranty, are generally considered disposable. Parts and service are very expensive.

Feb 25, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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Our oven would not heat,everything appeared normal lights worked fan worked timer worked tried again on cook 3 closed door and lights went out and we have nothing,I have 120 volts at plug.

Check the voltage at the primary winding of the highvoltage transformer. If it is 120 volt.then controll board part is. Now check the magnetron and related components. If the fuse and the diode are ok replace the magnetron

Jul 14, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1740 Microwave Oven

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Advantium 120 makes low buzzing sound all the time

this is the transformer that is doing it and it may end up failing soon , and should be replaced before any other dammage is done,

Nov 06, 2008 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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1800 XL JVM1860BD - won't work

It sounds like your controller may be failing. Or it could be an electrical line problem. Any other electrical itmes giving you trouble? Has anyone measured the voltage level of your power line? It should be around 110-125 volts AC. If it's significantly lower or higher, you may have a bad connection in your breaker panel or in the wiring leading to the home.

Aug 14, 2007 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Advantium 120 problem

dis connect from power alow to reset for about a minute . if not there are switches behind the door probably not making good contact make sure door is closed tightly

Jul 30, 2007 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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