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Old 12-04-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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GE Profile Advantium Microwave fuse

You may have seen my other post about the electrical issues we've had in the last 24 hours. My husband has gotten everything working again EXCEPT for the microwave.
There is power to the outlet for the microwave but the microwave won't come on.
Wondering if there is a fuse in the microwave that needs to be replaced?
If so, how do you access the fuse?
Any other ideas on why the microwave won't start up?
Thanks for all your help!!
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:24 PM   #2
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I had mine quit working. There was mention of replacing the switch the door latches into. I sprayed into the latch holes with some electric contact cleaner, a month later it's been flawless.

Mine is a Whirlpool.
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Old 12-04-2019, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yes the Advantium has a fuse. I replaced mine once. Pull the micro wave off the wall and set it on a flat surface. Unscrew the case to allow the top to be pulled back exposing the top. There was a fuse up there that as I recall I had to take to a electrical shop to get a replacement that matched. Way too expensive of a micro wave to just toss out, and it will probably take two of you to remove it as it is heavy and awkward to handle.
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Old 12-05-2019, 06:23 AM   #4
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Here is another possibility: https://appliantology.org/blogs/entr...ium-microwave/
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That is a great write up, but I could not get enough room to easily remove that fuse, so the unit came off the wall.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:50 PM   #6
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Not seeing you exact unit but the typical fuse inside most microwave ovens is a Ceramic microwave fuse 20A - ~$4 on AMZN. Be very careful of what you touch under the cover. There is a large capacitor, usually with a bleed resistor across it, that can hold a very high energy charge.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:25 PM   #7
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I appreciate all the help! My husband replaced the fuses but the microwave is still dead. He's testing more of the components but if he doesn't figure it out soon, I'll be calling an appliance repair person.
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I appreciate all the help! My husband replaced the fuses but the microwave is still dead. He's testing more of the components but if he doesn't figure it out soon, I'll be calling an appliance repair person.
For the cost I would simply replace it!
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You have not priced a Advantium oven, unles they have really really changed, we paid over $1,200 for each of ours. The very first one was over 2 grand. We have owned 5 of them.
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:12 AM   #10
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Yes, what I've seen so far is $2000, so I really want to get this one fixed if possible. I don't have an extra 2K laying around right now.
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Most M/W problems revolve @ the interlock door micro switches
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Most M/W problems revolve @ the interlock door micro switches

When my Whirlpool started acting up I blasted the two holes the door latches into with electrical contact cleaner. Working fine for two months now.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:42 AM   #13
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My husband continues working through the microwave issues. He's found that the transformer isn't working, so we've ordered a new one. Unfortunately, it's backordered until January.
Once he puts in the new transformer, next is to check to see if the board also got fried.
Since this troubleshooting/getting new parts is such a slow process, we purchased an inexpensive microwave to get us by for a few weeks.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:50 AM   #14
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I paid $175 to get my circuit board replaced.
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Old 12-13-2019, 10:00 AM   #15
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Oldbird, that's really good to know - I was wondering how expensive they are. Where did you buy a new board?
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repairclinic.com is a great place to buy OE appliance parts. Bought from them for many years.
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Thank you!
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Oldbird, that's really good to know - I was wondering how expensive they are. Where did you buy a new board?
It was about $100 and the rest for their labor. I got it in Lake Havasu City, AZ at Dave's Appliance. They seemed like honest people and like many have said, I didn't want to give up on it and get another! Its heavy though, I got it down OK but putting it back up I got some help.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:00 PM   #19
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Yes, I already told my husband that he'll have to get someone bigger than me to help him handle it!
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