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SCA1000DWW03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Edward from Columbia SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
It was a relatively easy job. I visited an appliance repair site on the internet with the model number and printed step by step directions on how to do the job. I studied the directions thoroughly. I first removed the upper outside vent cover by removing the two screws. I then removed the door by gently inserted a putty knife between the outer and inner door lining. I gently slide the knife across the top, then bottom, and the door separated with the plastic insert. I removed the screws from the inner bracket, gently released the inner bracket using a small flat head screwdriver. I then removed the screws holding the door handle and installed the new handle. I snapped everything in place, returned the screws to their original locations. Put the plastic liner back in along with the outer door cover. The rest is history. Was a breeze.

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.

door handle broke at attachment points

  • Customer: stewart from clifton park NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Carefully remove inner 2 plastic frames by removing phillips screws and sliding butter knife around frame to release plastic clips

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!

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

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.

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!

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!!

Original handle broke off the door.

  • Customer: MARISE from LA PLATA MD
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The handle could only be removed from inside the door of the microwave. The manufacturer placed a cover over the area which had to be removed. It looked like they never had intended for this to be removed as little black plastic pieces broke off when the cover was snapped off with the screwdriver. Next, there was more window-frame parts underneath making it impossible to reach the screws to remove the old broken handle and screw on the new one. That had to be pried away as well. Again, it looks like the manufacturer NEVER intended for these frames to come off. The job eventually got done with some minor cracks and small broken pieces to these frames but all is put back together with cussing and fuming from my husband.

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)
  • 3 of 5 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.

broken lower portion of doorhandle

  • Customer: Eddie from West Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
after reading online about others experiences sparce
info I ordered a door handle. after taking off the inner door frame (I was warned to be careful so as not to break off the clips that attach it) and breaking off most of the clips I had access to the top screw of the handle but not the bottom screw which is behind the center piece of the door. Typically you should be able to access this by prying open this center piece which is held together by some white clamps much more sturdy than the back ones on the first piece removed. Well just my luck the male tip of the bottom part of the handle was broken off within the frame of the door, and I could not access the screw the normal way, I had to get creative I have owned a dremel for many years not appreciating there utility until I began a car restoration project. Long story short I had to drill out the plastic male tip to remove the screw and the handle.After this a good hour of patiently drilling, I cleaned up the mess and ordered another inner part so that all my effort would not appear half-a__. That was friday the part arrived monday I cleaned things up nicely and things went together rather easily. Don't forget all the screws in your haste to put it all back together. Personally I think even if you broke most of the black clamps off the door would come together without any problems, I ordered another because I wanted this expensive dinosaur to be good as new. If you have patience and can do without your microwave for a couple of days if need be go for it. Or just get a new door for under $200. Just don't ask me how to install it!

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.

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
  • 3 of 5 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.

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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