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Ge Advantium 220 volt oven (microwave)
Kitchen
Appliances
Microwave Ovens (264)
GE Appliances & Lighting    
GE Advantium
SCA2001KSS
DR900026K
7/16/2008  
 
7/16/2009 This date is an estimate
Normal use heating water with microwave only. Bright Electrical arcing was seen coming from the oven electronic control cabinet, NOT the cooking area.

A fire started in the interior of the oven electronic area. After burning for awhile, main power to the unit was cut off at the dedicated circuit breaker for the oven and the fire then went out.

Following disassembly and troubleshooting of the oven it was determined that massive electrical arcing emanating from the magnetron had electrically burned and welded closed the door safety switch and the control cabinet thermal cutoff switch.

The result was a runaway failure condition which destroyed system safeguards, allowed the unit to operate WHILE THE DOOR WAS OPEN and allowed an overheat fire condition to persist while NOT shutting down power automatically.

Thousands of internet messages are indicating trouble with arcing and thermal cutoff switches in the Advantium series of microwave ovens.

Model number SCA2001KSS a 220 volt unit manufactured in 2008
7/9/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, First Aid Received by Non-Medical Professional
Self
Male
57 years
Yes
N/A
N/A
I still have the product
N/A
N/A

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