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SCA1000DBB03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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Handle broken

  • Customer: Diane from North Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
Removed plate inside door cover and removed old screws and plastic handle. Reassembled.

Door Handle Broke off the Microwave door

  • Customer: Loretta from Stockton, Ca. CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on line and found the part and read all the comments that had been written on how to repair the door and I found the directions on how to take it off and put it back on, so it helps to do your research on taking it off and putting another one. My son-in-law did it for me, it was quite difficult to remove the screws,and it took about 30 min to remove the door and take the screws out, but putting it back on was easy and took less than 5 min. So I was pleased, the part was ordered on Sat and came by FX on Tuesday, I was very happy with the service, and it works as good as new. Just do your research, that helped a lot.

When trying to run, intermittently, the light would come on but the tray wouldn't rotate or cook. When the door was open, the tray would intermittently rotate.

  • Customer: Sam from Chandler AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the unit and found 2 interlock switches that are depressed when the door closes. After cycling the door open/closed I found that one of the switches occasionally would stay depressed. The repair was easy (after I took off the panels so I could get to the switch) I simply removed 2 screws that attached the interlock switch assemblies to the main unit. Then I popped out the defective switch and popped in the new one. This did indeed fix my problem.

Old vent grille was broken at the two connecting points.

  • Customer: William M. from San Diego CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the two connecting points, cleared out the broken bits of plastic, mounted the new grille and screwed the two screws back in. Easy. Also, the new part arrived very quickly.

Microwave handle broke

  • Customer: Lane from Melbourne FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove door from unit. Place on cushioned service. Carefully pry plastic frame on inside of door to expose upper screw hole for handle. To gain access to lower screw hole, the inner metal frame must be removed. First, remove screws holding metal frame to door. Now carefully pry back the plastic tabs on each side. Once tabs are freed, metal frame easily removes. Install new handle, snap metal frame back, reinsert metal screws, then resnap plastic frame into place.

Bottom door latch was broken. Microwave was dead.

  • Customer: James from Severn MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Read instructions and viewed video. Project would have been very difficult without the instructions and video. Step 1 removed vent grill at top to microwave, by removing two scres. Step 2 removed microwave door by lifting. Step 3 used a one inch plaster knife to separate the plastic interior cover of the door. The video was most helpful. Use the thin blade of the plaster knife to locate snap locations of the plastic cover. Step 4 removed broken latch by applying slight pressure to the outside. Observed the attachment of the 'spring'. Step 5 installed new latch and spring. Step 6 reinstalled interior plastic cover. Step 7 install door. Step 8 install vent cover with two screws. Step 9 test unit.

No heat.

  • Customer: Mack from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the fuse. Result; did not fix the problem.

Knob became worn.

  • Customer: Joseph F from Clarkston MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Couldn't find the exact part using the online service but called and the customer service operator got me precisely what I needed - she was fast, friendly and very helpful. I had a great overalll experience.

broken door handle

  • Customer: Harry from Aurora OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the plastic liner was re moved to expose the handle screws.the top screw was acessable and removable. the bottom screw was behind the metal support of the protective window.I used a over size metal bit in my drill to expose the screw head holding lower part of the handle. The screw was removed and the hole cleaned out for the replacement handle. job was completed

microwave won't heat

  • Customer: Stephanie from Kernersville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
bought a fuse but that didn't solve the problem. Guess I need a new microwave

broken door latch assembly (I broke it!)

  • Customer: David from Little Falls NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had left the door to the microwave open and turned around and hit the door latch assembly with my arm, sanpping off the bottom latch hook. In an effort to take apart the latch assembly it was necessary to take off the door choke cover and in doing so I sanpped a few of the plastic tabs that hold it in place. Undismayed, I then went online, found PartSelect, ordered the replacement parts, received them in three days and in fifteen minutes fixed both of them. The diagrams on the site made it easy to find what I needed and ordering the parts was easy. Thanks PartSelect-my wife is happy again!!!

Replace a broken handle on a GE spacemaker MW

  • Customer: Thomas D from Andover MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used a thin flat bar and a painters utility tool to pry the interior 1 1/2" plastic perimeter cover off. This is the most difficult phase of the project. The four corners have heavier duty clips that did not break off and easily were enough to hold the cover in place again after handle installation. Unfortunately the additional 10 to 12 smaller clips mostly broke. Still not a problem. Once this outer ring was off the upper handle screw was accessible, but to get to the lower screw I had to separate the outer door cover and a metal hinge mounted frame. There were (4) small phillips screws to remove and then again another clip removal to separate the last of the door components. FYI- this also required flat bar tools to lever the 6 or 8 heavier plastic clips that also hold the outer door cover and glass frame onto the metal door frame that is attached to the hinges. Once all apart the handle replaced simply and fit well. It went back very easily. Within 2 minutes I had it all back together and the outside wiped off of my fingerprints. The most difficult part was the first phase in trying to carefully remove the 1 1/2" interior plastic perimeter piece. 2nd most difficult was to the last prying required strong hands and might be better completed by (2) people. Other than that- it was a piece of cake.

broken door latch

  • Customer: Mark from Meridian TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I held the door open while the repair man took the black facing off and replaced the latch and reinstalled the facing I was worn out

Broken handle on the Advantium Microwave

  • Customer: Stephen from Livermore CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Called my local appliance repair shop when the handle broke off my GE Advantium microwave. They told me the price of the handle, but said the door would need to be replaced as well. This is because the plastic tabs break off the inner door panel when it is removed. They estimated a $400 repair cost. I ordered the door and installed it for around $45. The inner panel comes out, and most of the tabs do break off. I was able to disassemble, install the new door, and reassemble. The inner panel stays right where it belongs, even though I broke off a few plastic tabs. Werks goood.

Just recently fixed and my son broke it a week later...

  • Customer: Amy from Hillburn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son said order it. It came a day later. Very cool. He took the door off and up to his room. No idea what tools except most likely a screwdriver. I asked him how did it go. He said it's good. Nice...
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