I have one and last night while preheating the convection oven, there was a
strange flash and poof and now the convection oven/broiler doesn't work. The
speed cook and microwave still work.
Is there any easy thing I can do to get to what must be a fried part, short of a
home call by an appliance tech. The machine is three years old and out of
warranty (I suspect)
On Sat, 04 Feb 2012 11:24:26 -0800, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"
Isn't that the one powered by a heating lamp or sorts? If so, it
probably burned out. See if it is easily replaced by the consumer.
Check an appliance repair site like www.repairclinic.com or
Check this out
I'm not much inclined to perform surgery on mine. Too much chance of screwing
something else up. I've done a little research which didn't really help, your
links look promising.
In the long run, it may be cheaper to just run it as a microwave and buy a
bigger counter top convection oven or something similar . Maybe I can find a
countertop microwave/convection/broiler and just use the space for more storage.
<<Too bad I cannot find the rating function. :(
The net's saved my hours and hours of wrong-headed approaches to repairs,
especially for computer related stuff. I picked up a 500GB Acom "Hybrid"
password-protected drive that I couldn't reformat. I was about to try all
the standard "fixes" when I decided to look it up first. Just a few clicks
on Google and I discovered that dozens of people had done all of the same
useless stuff I was contemplating, and that the only "repair" was to find
the program that reflashed the HD controller built into the USB enclosure.
That toy called The Internet I played with back in the 90's is now an
absolute necessity that I can't function without especially with regards
to business. Millions of people can share their knowledge and experience
in ways that were not possible in the past. ^_^
wrote in message> > The net's saved my hours and hours of wrong-headed approaches to
Yep, as I get more senile, the Web gets smarter all around me. One of those
weird trade-offs. I found on Amazon that my Acom Hybrid drive got even
WORSE reviews, percent-wise, than the Advantium oven. Time to crack it out
of its enclosure and reformat it as a regular drive. One of the reviews
pointed out exactly where on the hard drive the password was stored
unencrypted. Apparently, the only thing this password protected drive is
good for is failing and taking 500GB worth of data with it. Nice to know
from others on the that it's not worth reclaiming. Yet I have a friend who
refuses to acknowledge that the Web can be useful for solving any technical
problems, even when I've used it to help him diagnose his technical
problems. Go figure.
One of my customers had a couple of ViewSonic monitors fail, so I looked
the model up on The Web and found there was a common problem
with the power supply in that model. I was able to upgrade the power
supplies with higher voltage electrolytic capacitors and the monitors
have been trouble free since then. It saved a lot of time and I was
able to get him back in business very quickly.
Just being able to download instruction and service manuals is worth its
weight in gold. I remember going to Kitty Hawk for vaction a few years ago
and not having access to the web for a week. I felt like a heroin addict
going "cold turkey." I've learned an incredible amount of stuff just
reading through AHR on a regular basis. Why, if it weren't for the net I
wouldn't have found this:
A blank firing machine gun replica that I gave to myself as this year's
birthday present. (-:
I have what looks like a similar model. I bought it new at a sears
I thought it would be a great combo turbo/ microwave. The trouble is, my
little super turbo oven will brown and split a hot dog from cold start, 6
minutes. Unfortunately my little super unit is no longer made and no one
makes anything like it with removable basket.
The heater coils in my sears/ ge are in the top. You probably have to
remove outer cover to get to them. You can see them glow looking through
the front door. Look like springs. Also, is the fan running? You also
mention broiler. I have no browning exposed radiating element. Maybe yours
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