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SCA1001KSS02 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
  • 4 of 6 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!

Broken Latch/Spring on Oven Door

  • Customer: Thomas from Tampa FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the choke cover using a small screw driver. Be very careful when removing cover or you risk the possibility of breaking the ketch clips that hold it into place (which I did). After removing the choke cover the latch/spring assembly easily removed by sliding the latch up and then out.

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
  • 3 of 4 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.

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.

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.

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 bottom latch of the latch/spring assembly had broken off

  • Customer: Charlotte from Leawood KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the inside of the door using a putty knife and loosening the edges. I removed the old latch by- (1) lifting up and sliding both the top and the bottom out of the door (2) pulling out the bottom part and (3) using a small plastic fork to push the spring off of the top part (paying close attention to how it was already sitting in the microwave). It required a little twisting (not much) and it came out.

I put the new spring on the new piece on the hook part. Then I put the new spring on the oven (where the old spring had been). I stretched the latch up and put the top slot back in and then with a little (very little) pressure I popped the bottom back in.

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.

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
  • 3 of 6 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.

broken latch

  • Customer: Wilson from Pembroke Pines FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
We used the scresdriver(flat) to remove the frame inside the door, the remove several screws retaining the inner part of the door thenremoved the broken piece. We replaced the latch with the spring With a little patience, everything went fine. I broke one of the small tab, no big deal.
thanks, you saved me a lot of money/.

Old wave guide cover deteriorated from cleaning

  • Customer: Larry from Colbert WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed one phillips head screw, removed old cover, then replaced new cover and screw. Very easy and Parts Select made it happen. Will deal with them again. Thanks Parts Select.

no power in microwave in turn table wouldn't turn light would work act like door was open

  • Customer: johnny from port orange FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
remov cover to check voltage and found problem at the interlock switch ohm the switch and found it was open replace both switches it work fine now

bulb and reflector assembly replacement

  • Customer: Joseph M from Northville MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
When trying to replace the light bulb for the underneath night light, I damaged the female receptor plug by not inserting it gently and straight on, and thus couldn't insert the bulb. So, I had to replace the receptor which is part of a the reflector assembly with the small attached plug cord. Once I was able to unscrew the glass cover and move the existing reflector panel aside to see how it fit together, it went well and is now working fine. One hint in replacing bulbs is to order the correct one, since there is another bulb for the interior light for the microwave which uses a different bulb. Be sure to order the correct one. Also, push them in gently but firmly right on center.
All Instructions for the SCA1001KSS02
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