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Electrical odor Have an Advantium Oven installed in 2003. It heats fine and the table turns. But an odor simular to an eletrical wire overheating starts to come out of the vent after it runs a few seconds and seems to get stronger the longer it runs. The only ideas I have is that it could be the fan motor or turntable motor, but I have no experience with this. Your opinion would be appreciated. Thank You.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010


    An on-site visit from a tech usually runs about $75 or so, so bear that in mind before you call.

    I understand most folks would rather check into a bit before they call for service..

    I would suspect the high voltage transformer, but it may be a fan-related component such as the fan, or a triac on the circuit board.

    Did you try running the hood / vent / exhaust fan and nothing else?

    Also, try microwave cooking for a minute or two on the lowest power setting to see if that varies the amount of odor you get compared to full power.

    That can help narrow it down between the high voltage parts and fan, etc.


  • Daniel Jenkins
    Daniel Jenkins May 11, 2010

    That classic electrical smell is never a good sign. Call up Sears and have them come out to take a look at it, if it's not under warrenty it shouldn't cost to much to diagnose it.

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SOURCE: buzz, plastic smell and no heat

Chances are you have a magnetron that's failing. GE had a rash of "underperforming" magnetrons on these units. They replace the magnetron, stirrer and high-voltage diode at no charge for parts as long as a GE-authorized service center does the work. Sometimes the unit gets run too long in a failing state and the waveguide and chassis of the oven get damaged. The bulletin shows you where tyo check. To see if yours is covered, see this bulletin: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf Otherwise, you need to contact GE Customer Relations at 1-800-386-1215 as soon as possible and tell them your problem and they will put you in touch with a local authorized servicer.

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The solution to this problem is to replace the magnetron. I had the same symptoms, and I got a used magnetron and replaced it. It takes some advanced electrical skill, and you have to disassemble the oven all the way to the inside stainless steel. I have the same exact model, manufactured in November of 1999.

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SOURCE: display panel works but no heat, no fan, turn table doesn't turn

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number 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.

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.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases in about a week or so.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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I have had an Advantium for about 3 or 4 yrs and would use nothing else! When this one wears out I will buy another one! I hardly ever use my regular oven any more! Hope this helps.

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