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SCA1000DBB03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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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
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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:
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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...

Timer operated normally, but the microwave did not heat water or cook food.

  • Customer: Peter from Severna Park MD
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Our GE Profile Advantium 120 Series Over-the-Range Microwave stopped working. We called GE Service. The first available appointment was two weeks after our call. The technician charged $99, gave us a form stating that the Magnetron and Diode Cable as defective and quoting an additional price of $362 to furnish and install these parts. He said that it would be another two weeks before he could do the work. Instead I ordered the parts from you and had them within two days. The parts you furnished were identical to the original parts in our unit. They arrived within two days. I installed the parts without removing the microwave from the wall. The most difficult part was inserting the magnetron mounting screws into openings in the rather tight space available. I was able to do this by using plastic pacaging tape to hold the screws onto the end of a short Phillip screw, Prior to iserting each screw I pushed it through the sticky side of a piece of packaging tape. I then folded the sticky surface over the shank of the screw. Once a screw was seated, but before it was fully tightened, I used needle nose pliers to pull off the tape. The unit now functions perfectly.

I broke the glass tray

  • Customer: Kimberly from San Tan Valley AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I'm writing because I have never in my life had such an easy time finding a part, ordering it, and receiving it! Your service is truly unbelievable. I still don't believe it and I experienced it. Nothing went wrong and it could not have been easier. Please don't go away.

Powered Off completely

  • Customer: Mohammad from Piscataway NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After reading reviews that there was no power what so ever and a fuse replacement will solve the problem, I tried it. Replacing the fuse is very easy (and I am not handy at all). All you have to do is remove the microwave cover from the top by removing two screws, slide the cover to the left and pulling the cover off. Then remove the grill in front of you, by removing one or two screws. The fuse is in front of you, use pliers and be firm but gentle. Replacing the fuse is easy but it did not solve my problem.

Broken Door handle and latch

  • Customer: Charles from Raleigh NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part delivered in2 days - awesome!Used the putty knife to get under the tabs to pull the cover shield off to get at the door "innards". Needed to take the underpanel out 6 small phillips head screws - non-magnetic so be careful you don't lose them.Pulled the shield of and the door comes away. Becareful not to drop it. Handle and latch went on quickly and as expected - put parts back in reverse order and off yuo go. Door works as good as new.

Glass rotating tray cracked and broke when cooking

  • Customer: paul g. from westlake village CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This is the tray the glass cooking tray rest on and rotates the glass during cooking. The metal tray was installed upside down. The rotating glass tray was not properly installed. The oven was at a very high temp. and the weight of the utensil on the glass was not supported correctly. Result, big " pop " and broken glass tray. Note this is the second glass repaced. The first one dropped while removing it from the oven. It stuck to the bottom of the cooking dish and then fell to the floor. Pop, big breakage. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes.

bulb burned out

  • Customer: n from victor NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
opened the access door. It took some tugging to get the old bulb out, and is was awkward getting the prongs on the replacement bulb lined up and pushed in, but it was accomplished in about 10 minutes. You had exactly the right information on a change in the part number that was made by GE, and you shipped the correct bulb the same day I ordered it.Good job. N R Brown

All power to the microwave went out.

  • Customer: Michael from East China Township MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
PartSelect had helpful repair instructions on-line which made the repair easier and faster. Unfortunately, there were other problems with the oven that immediately blew the new fuse I had just installed. It was then determined that additional repair would most likely cost almost as much as a new microwave.

Problem door latch

  • Customer: Ron from Southampton PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Snap the plastic trim piece from the inside of the door off.took broken latch out and put the new one in.PS your part came really fast.Thanks

Oven would not operate after we noticed that the catch inside the door was broken

  • Customer: Peter from Madison AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the door, removed the old choke cover (breaking all the stap catches), removed the slide door latch assembly from the spring (the most difficult task) then reassembly of the latch to spring, sliding into the grooves along the inside of the door, the installing the new choke cover (very easy with the new one) taking care not the break any of the staps. Easy enough! Another difficult task was to re-install the door to the frame. It appears that the lower "hinge" is slightly bent down to allow easy install but the door now makes a slight sweeking sound when opening and closing.

Glass tray broke in microwave

  • Customer: Ralph from Puyallup WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed tray from shipping container and installed in the microwave.

microwave just stopped working

  • Customer: James from Fall Branch TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First unplugged the microwave, took top grill off, took control panel off, took wires off and used color coded tape to make sure they went back in right places, took fuse out and replaced it and put every thing back and it all worked fine and to top it off my wife did it all. So it was pretty easy.
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