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Old 04-12-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Replacing the Advantium 120 ~ venting issues.

What microwave have you replaced the Advantium 120 with and did you have to vent it to the outside? Our current microwave vents into the coach and it appears that the new microwaves don't offer this option.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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I have not replaced my Adventism yet.

I have seen a Alpine that used a chrome air intake for a vent. The same style that is on the side of our coaches for the engine. It was rotated 90 degrees from the way it is installed for the engine. Could pose problems with water getting in from heavy rain and side winds.

Hopefully someone with this configuration will chime in.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:28 AM   #3
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We stopped in at Amazing Creations yesterday. Bobby says that all the installations he has seen that vent to the outside leak. As a side note, we stopped in at Country Coach to kill some time and discovered that all their coaches have the Advantium 120. They say that they order them from Oldfields in Eugene. We'll be checking with them today.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:25 AM   #4
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Ours is vented to the outside but we have the xtra headroom model & the vent occurs in that xtra 5". The vent is right under the slide topper so water intrusion should be negligible.
For those w/out some headroom above the microwam, the usual configuration is to set the air pattern to recirculate air back to the coach. At least in the past microwams I've seen allow 2 air patterns- upward exhaust & recirculate.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:22 AM   #5
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Well I love the Advantium M/W oven, you will find it's the only brand which can really bake, convection and microwave. I don't believe any other brand will do all three. I have used the "bake feature" lots of times for small chickens and turkey's and pizza and it works very will provided you have a good shore power or are running off the genset.

If yours is not working I would replace it with the same thing, as then you don't need too worry about new brackets and clearance issues.

Don't worry about venting as it's not a big deal, don't believe you need to vent it outside, and that would just be another place for water to come in with a strong wind blowing.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:52 PM   #6
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Well, I found this one SCA1000HBB by General Electric in Modesto, CA - SCA1000HBB - GE Profile Advantium® 120 Above-the-Cooktop Oven but "Vivian" said they won't ship it. I have to drive to Modesto and pick it up. Huh?
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #7
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If it was in Sacramento, I'd pick it up for you & deliver it at the Pendleton rally.
Maybe they'd deliver it to Auburn, CA?
Why are you replacing the microwam? If it quit working, could be the internal fuse.
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This is so wierd. I plugged it in tonight so Janet could heat some pie. It surprisingly did not immediately start the fan and light when I plugged it in. We heated the pie and then I boiled some water and it's working perfectly now. It has me wondering if we have some loose ground lugs somewhere thinking about the issues that Monty has written about?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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This goes back to your earlier post.

Having a Self Healing Apex has its benefits. The only problem I can see is you never know how long to wait for the auto fix feature to kick in.
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Maybe not self healing; haunted. Janet just opened the door, placed a cup of cool coffee in there, closed the door and the fan began to run. She opened and closed the door a couple of times and it quit. GE came out to our home and checked/replaced both door switches and couldn't get it to quit running. He removed the new switches and put the old ones back in and left without charging us.
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We have an Electrolux Ikon at home and it can be set up for internal or external venting.
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