My advantium just stopped working tonight - as though the power is shut off. In addition the door catch release does not appear to be functioning properly. You have to pull extremely hard to open the door. Are these problems "fixable" and is it worth the money to repair a 7 year old oven? Thanks for the help. Patti
MICROWAVES ARE MADE TO BLOW THE FUSE IF THERE IS A POSSIBLY OF DANGER--THAT'S A GOOD THING...SAFTY SWITCHES ARE MADE TO CLOSE(SOME UN-CLOSE) WHEN THE DOOR IS OPEN AND SHUT AND IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU DO HAVE A LITTLE DOOR PROBLEM---THE REPAIR SHOULD BE FIXABLE AND MAYBE REASONABLE,,MY GUESS COST-WISE ,,,75.00,,OF COURSE ,IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE SERVICE COMPANY--TRY AN INDEPENDANT SERVICER (NOT SEARS,ETC) GOOD LUCK TUNICA
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You may have a problem with a door switch or door switch mount, or there may be a shorted relay on the control board, which can easily be repaired. Our help file on door switches is here, and the Advantium 120 service manual is here. You can order GE parts from the Pros here.
Happened to my 2005 Advantium120 twice, both times after extended cooking/simmering on the cooktop (17" below). Solution was to leave unplugged for a good 48 hours (to dry out?) then plug in again and all is good. GE says to either raise the microwave 4" or stop boiling pasta on the stove, neither a good solution. Good luck!
the door will come apart so you can screw it in from the inside its pretty easy just lay it out so you dont lose parts same with the clips they shoud either snap in when you have door apart or screw it in its just time consuming and terious work buy its do able
I would first suspect the primary interlock (top door switch) or maybe that switch's mount is loose or broken.
or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening
door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
We have the service manual and have uploaded it here to help you.
our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical
over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes. If you only need a
switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.
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I'd suspect the interlock monitor switch is stuck, or its mounting bracket is out of adjustment. This is designed to blow the fuse if you try to run the oven while the door is open. The switch is supposed to open when you close the door. This switch is replaceable, but you should have this oven repaired by a professional. There are lethal voltages present with the cover off, and the possibility of microwave leakage is the repairs aren't done correctly.