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SCA1000DBB03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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Microwave would not heat food

  • Customer: Robert from Dayton NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
First and most important - unplug AC power 24 hours before service.

I removed the vent cover above the main door, then I removed the screw which holds the control panel in place, unplugged the main connector on the control panel so I would have enough room to work, removed grounding screw from the DIODE ASSY, pulled connector off the CAPACITOR with pliers, installed new DIODE ASSY.

After installation of DIODE and the control Panel, I plugged in the AC power and allowed the CAPACITOR to charge - this takes about an hour or so, then test. Works perfect!

All power out. No display, not operational

  • Customer: Steven from Gardiner ME
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Remove microwave and set on flat surface. Remove all screws on top. Remove all screws around back edge holding top on. Finally remove the screws on botton holding top on and remove top. On left side on top, remove 6 screws holding black channel in place. Also remove 3 screws holding metal top in place. Now lift black channel up and unplug 2 wires on cutout. Replace cutout and reinstall everything in reverse order. Worst part is taking microwave down and reinstalling.

bottom prong broke on latch spring

  • Customer: David from Woodbridge VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
the door lifts off two pins after you remove the top piece. I broke the choke cover prying it off. It has little plastic things that hold the cover on. I popped it off from the outside. I think you may not break the clips if you go from the inside on the top an bottom. There are 3 on the top and 3 on the bottom about 4 inches in and in the center. The sides come off real easy. Even breaking the choke cover it was still almost $200 cheaper than the repair man.

The wave guide cover gets caught on fire when using microwave.

  • Customer: Grafals from Collingswood NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
First removed the screw that holds the cover. Replace it and put the screw back on. Se acabó. So easy. I will go easy using harsh detergents that may had damage the cover.

burnt out bulb

  • Customer: Neal from Gardena CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
removed light cover and replaced defective bulb

Lack of power to unit

  • Customer: Neil from Williston VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
This is the second time replacing this fuse, last time was exactly one year ago. The first time I replaced it, I removed the oven from the wall & disassembled a number of things to reach the culprit. This time I left the oven mounted & was able to access the 2 grille mounting screws on the top of the grille & remove it. Next comes the black plastic air deflector held by two screws & is mounted in front & on the right, it is shown on the parts list just above part #1434. After removing it, remove the two silver cover screws in the front, this cover also doesn't have a part # but is shown to the right of part #1410. At this point you can lift this cover enough to access the fuse which is on the left & held in place by one tiny screw through the clamp at the top, (careful not to drop it when removing). PS: Don't forget to cut the power to the microwave before starting!

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: sunny from houston TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
My door handle broke off right where the screw attaches to the door, leaving the small cylindrical portion of plastic still attached to the screw. Taking the door apart took a little while because the door handle screws are not easily accessible. It's not hard (with the help of the diagram), just time consuming. The only difficult part was getting the screw out since the plastic was still attached. I had to push the plastic in really hard with one hand with needle nose pliers and unscrew with the other hand.

Oven shut down when TCO (thermostat) detected overheat. Once cutoff, it has to be replaced not reset.

  • Customer: R C from Eglin Air Force Base FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
The spacesaver is mounted over the stovetop. I removed the oven, then removed all the screws from the cover. Removed the cover and located the TCO and removed the wiring and the TCO. Ordered the part VIA internet and replaced it . It helps a little that I was Radar tec. and taught Electronics for 10 years and repaired lots of Microwaves. However anyone could do it just watch what you remove and replace in reverse order.

after 3-4 minutes microwave display would blink and unit would just cut out.

  • Customer: Larry from Brookfield CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
This was the second time I've had to open up the microwave. 1st time display would blank out but system would continue to operate. Found solder connections on board to LED display were defective. Resoldered and unit was fine. This time I found the connection to the oven cavity temp cut-off was bad, plastic connection cover melted. When unit operated bottom lead and wire would heat up. Couldn't measure a Discernable distance so either wire or connector connection surface was not sufficient to carry the current. 1st replaced sensor still wire heated up. Replaced connector and there was no sign how heat from resistances.

Handle broke off

  • Customer: Jeremy from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove the interior cover of the door to access the handle screws. Remove these screws and insert the new handle. This is a stovetop model so between the constant pushing and pulling on the handle together with the heat from the stove, the handle breaks. This is the second time I've had to replace it in 5 years...but again, it's an easy inexpensive fix.

Microwave runs with the door open

  • Customer: Thomas from Andover NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Remove microwave outer cover. Turn on side & locate the upper & lower door switches. Better to replace in pairs even if one is ok. Remove the wire harness to each switch. Then replace switch and re connect the wire harness. Re attach outer cover
and test to see if that solved the problem. If so then well done!!

burned out light surface light bulb

  • Customer: Veronica from St Augustine FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
the main issue I had is the appliance manual stating that the bulb should be "unscrewed". when I first read the manual, before I received the bulb on delivery, I tried "unscrewing" the bulb, which actually is a PLUG IN bulb. small wonder that it didn't come out! luckily I didn't break the connections off in the socket!

original wave guide went flakey & fell apart

  • Customer: Norman L. from West St. Paul MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The actual repair required removing wave guide held in by one phillips screw was easy.

Thanks much for your rapid dependable delivery!!!

Norm Goetzke
West St. Paul, MN.

Need to replace broken door handel on microwave oven!

  • Customer: Raymond from Oklahoma City OK
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Finnaly found exploded view of door, but had to guess how to remove snap in escution that covered the screws. Broken end of old handel piece spins with screw, so I am waiting for help to hold the front end, so I can remove the screw from the other side. Repair has yet to be completed!

The Door Latch on the Avantium Microwave Oven

  • Customer: Sherman from Memphis TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the door, by taking off the grill at the top. Then, take the puddy knife and screw driver and pry the facing off of the door. Please remember to be very careful because this is a sensitive piece. This is the most difficult part. It is a piece of cake after this. This should take about 15 minutes from beginning to end.
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