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SCA1000DWW03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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Microwave completely stopped working

  • Customer: Kim from Cliffside Park NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 332 of 436 people found this instruction helpful
Turned out the issue was easily solved by replacing a single, inexpensive fuse.

First off, UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE.

The fuse is located under the plastic grill at the top of the microwave. It's held on by two screws. Once you've removed the screws and taken off the plastic grill, you go to the right side of the microwave and remove another screw that holds a small metal grill in place. Removing the small metal grill is probably the toughest part of this repair. You kind of have to rock it back and forth a bit to get it to release. Once that's off, you can get to the fuse. I removed the burnt out one with a pair of needle nose pliers. I also put a small piece of cardboard under the fuse when I did this so I didn't accidentally drop it into the innards of the microwave. I did the same thing when I replaced the new fuse. I then plugged the appliance back in and made sure it worked. Once that was confirmed, I replaced both grills.

One of the two plastic latches broke off, disabling my microwave

  • Customer: Dennis S. from Fremont OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 22 of 24 people found this instruction helpful
I have a GE Advantium/micorwave oven. It is the model that has the hinges on the side, NOT the bottom. First, removing the door is necessary. The grill has to be removed first, then the door lifts right out. Next the plastic backing on the door has to be very carfully taken off to expose where the new latch has to be placed. Use a flat screw driver or putty knife to go around the permiter releasing the internal, unseen, plastic catches that hold it on. This should be done carefully, to avoid breaking the catches that you can't see. After the plastic is mostly removed putting in the spring is not too difficult, but a second set of hands is almost manditory.

Broken door catch

  • Customer: Robert from Burlington CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 18 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as pie!
1. Remove the 2 outer screws holding the top vent in place and remove the vent (it helps to have the door open)
2. Lift the door up, pull the top of the door away from the hinge and then list it up a little more to clear the bottom hinge.
3. Lay the door on the counter and with a putty knife, work your way around the perimeter of the door between the door and the inside bezel. The bezel is held in place with little tabs spaced evenly around the perimeter.
4. Once the bezel is off, the catch assembly is accessible. List it up against the spring pressure, and push it towards the outside of the door to release it from the frame.
5. Reverse procedure to install.

The handle broke off of the Microwave door.

  • Customer: Cary from North Richland Hills TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 17 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed two screws on the top front edge of the oven to remove the vent panel above the door. With the vent panel removed, the door lifts up off the hinges and can be removed. Next I had to take the black plastic trim from around the window on the inside. On the short sides, it had tabs that snap into the door and these could be pried out with a thin putty knife without damage, but on the long side near the center of the panel there is a row of thin 1/2" long tabs with hooks on the ends that snap into the door, even after I saw how these snapped in, it is still almost impossible to get them loose without breaking them, I ended up breaking most of them, but fortunately, the tabs on the short end hold the panel in place well even without the other tabs. I then removed 6 small screws holding the window assembly into the door, this is also held in by plastic tabs that have to be pried away to get the window assembly out of the door, I started on a corner prying away two sides at once and got it out without damage. Then it was a matter of removing the screws and the broken parts of the handle and screwing the new handle on, snapping the window assembly back into the door and installing the 6 screws and snapping the black trim back around the window. Reinstall the door and grill above the door and I was done.

Halogen bulb beneath microwave lighting the stovetop burned out after 9 mo.

  • Customer: Edward from Averill Park NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 16 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the light cover beneath the microwave with a phillips head screwdriver. The bulb is very tiny and has 2 straight parallel prongs that slide into 2 small holes. Grab bulb from both sides with each hand firmly and slide STRAIGHT out (no twisting or pushing). Don't worry about breaking even though it may take a fair amount of pressure to pull out. New bulb arrived within a couple of days. Due to high shipping cost, suggest buying 2 or more bulbs at once. Bulb is often used as a kitchen night light so that is probably why I only got 9 months out of it.

Tray Glass Broken

  • Customer: Ramona from Woodbridge VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 13 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
I broke the tray glass in the microwave cleaning it so this was a no brainer. The best part of this was the PartSelect experience. I ordered the part on the 30th of December and received it on 3 Jan!!! I have used PartSelect before for fridge repair and had the same experience.

Everything seemed to work with the controls, but when you pressed start the light would come on and nothing else. The turntable and heating system would not function.

  • Customer: Keith from Bowling Green KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 14 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
I unplugged it, removed the outer shell with torque bits and a screwdriver, drained the main capacitor, and began debugging the circuit with my fluke multimeter, found the bad primary interlock, googled the part number, ordered the part, received it in 2 days, replaced the interlock in about 2 minutes, and put the cover back on. Fixed. Saved me about $200 over buying a new unit and was grateful for partselect's great service.

-Keith Packard

light burned out under the microwave.

  • Customer: Tanya from Wesley Chapel FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 21 of 40 people found this instruction helpful
Well first of all I thought I ordered the wrong light so I called and ordered the Halogen light. When the Light came in I went to change it out and realized the first bulb I ordered was the correct one. The Parts select customer service was extremely helpful and made my mistake easily resolved. At any rate, changing the bulb was a piece of cake! Just unscrew the plate (1 screw) and take out the old bulb screw in the new one. Presto, it was done. However my glass cover plate for the light somehow broke, so I ordered a new one with the help of customer service. I replaced the plate which only took about 5 mins. To replace the plate you just unscrew the one screw and on the metal frame the glass plate sits on a metal frame which has prongs that you pullup and then slide the glass out. Once the glass is out you slide the new one up and push down the prongs. Lift the frame back up and screw it in.

I diagnosed the problem incorrectly: based on a previous repair.

  • Customer: Ralph from Brandon FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 25 of 56 people found this instruction helpful
The old fuse is perfectly good. The new ones arrived within a day.

The microwave glass cooking tray broke.

  • Customer: Fran from Bedminster NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
No actual repair was necessary. However I do want to thank PartSelect for sending a replacement so quickly.

micro wave door handle broken

  • Customer: paul g from westlake village ca. CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Actually, the procedure is very straight forward. Take off top facia vent, (this will give you better door revoval clearance. Two scews on top) Open door 90 Degrees and lift door straight up and off the stems.
The removal of the plastic shield on inside of door is easy, use caution not to break plastic tangs. The steel insert is a little tricky . There are small phillip head screws,(6) that need to come out after you again carefully remove the steel frame. There are a couple of ways to remove. I used wooden paint paddles to make opening large enough to release the plastic clips. Also once the clips are starting to spread, break off a piece of paddle to keep
a small distance open as you go down line.
The plastic latch pawl is very easy. Watch the position of spring attachment. Have fun, Use Diagram to orient your progress. Don't be dissappointed if you break a few plastic tangs. GE micro handles are notorious to break off.

oven would not work

  • Customer: Russell from Glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
first I had to remove a plastic cover on the back of the door to get to the thing your instructions said where to start. I figured out how to do that myself. Taking this cover off was difficult because I was afraid I was going to break it. After I got the cover off I noticed that most of the plastic clips that held it on were so crysalized ( I guess from the continued heat exposure) that the broke off. After removing a few screws I now was able to do what your instructions told me to how to remove this door plate. Again just some pastic clip held it in place. I could not unlatch these clips and remove this cover because you had to hold about 3 or 4 different clips apart at the same time and just myself couldn't do that by myself. So eventually I had to get some help with another person to hold all these clipps apart at the same time to get this plate off. After we got this off it was easy to change the door latch and put back together. So not knowing how to do this and your instructions not able to tell me everything I needed to know, I turned a 15-20 minute job into about 2 hours.

No cooking Power

  • Customer: Norbert from Minnetonka MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove outer cover (special screws involved). Found the correct part at PartSelect.Com and it arrived 3 days later as promissed.

This oven has diffcult electrical connections at switch to get disconnected. I found it easier with the sw loose and in hand so that the connectors can be released with a small screwdriver.

One has to this in order to test the part wirh an ohm meter. I found the sw did not close but remained open and thus caused the oven not to function.

Removing interconnect switch is tricky but not difficult.

Outer cover replacement is not as easy as it should be, especially the sides.

All is well and working.

Microwaves are simple devices if you are know how to read and understand schemetic diagrams.

Original part was fried

  • Customer: michelle from virginia beach VA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Had to remove microwave from the wall. Then disassemble entire top assembly to get to the part. Easy enough to replace after that. Then just reassemble and reinstall. About 2hrs. total

bottom prong broke on latch spring

  • Customer: David from Woodbridge VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 8 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.
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