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ZSC2000FBB02 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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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 17 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

Broken shaft -- turn table would not turn.

  • Customer: James from OKLAHOMA CITY OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 11 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Safety TORX driver removed screw. Ceramic cover removed with ease. Shaft pulled straight up and out. Broken piece not retreivable and left in base of oven. New shaft inserted over "D" stub. Ceramic cover replaced and screw tightened.

When the ceramic cover is removed, this allows the glass cover for the UV heating unit to be removed, cleaned, replaced. I recommend doing this.

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 8 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.

I broke the ceramic tray on my Advantium Oven

  • Customer: Mendi from Wentzville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was simple -- I just placed the ceramic tray. It took longer to find the part! They had the best price, and my part came quickly!

Original part was fried

  • Customer: michelle from virginia beach VA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 14 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

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!

Interior lamp burned out

  • Customer: Patricia from Tarpon Springs FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the vent at top of microwave exposing small access to bulb. The access to this was very limited so that was the major issue in changing the bulb. You needed small hands to do the job.

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
  • 4 of 6 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.

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!!

Turntable did not turn when anything on top

  • Customer: Javin from Waltham MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the circuit breaker to the microwave. Remove the 4 black wood screws that secure the microwave to the cabinet. Pull the microwave all the way out and set it on something that leaves you access to the middle access panel on the bottom. Remove the access panel on the bottom that has one screw. Unhook the 2 cables to the motor remembering which color goes where. Remove the 2 screws for the motor and replace the motor. Finish up in reverse...

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.

Microwave not heating

  • Customer: Ralph from Acworth GA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The GE appliance technician replaced the magnetron, HV capacitor, and diode without luck but only charged me the service call, not for the rest. He however told me the only item left would be the HV transformer. Having watched the nearly 2 hour teardown and rebuild for the parts, it gave me the knowledge needed to attempt the HV Transformer. Having received the transformer, I tore into the micro removing the old TF. To my dismay, the old TF tested good (per advice from the internet checking the prim and sec resistance values... they also came close to the new TF. So I elected to dig out the schematic and troubleshooting flowchart hidden inside my micro. All things led back to a door switch which checked bad... part which I didn't have. Reassembled micro, ordered switch from Parts Select and installed in about 1/2 hour. Micro work great now. Only if the GE tech would have followed the flow-chart! I ended up returning the HV Transformer since it wasn't used and not needed. Had to absorb shipping costs.

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.

Cracked glass, light always stays on

  • Customer: Richard from Arroyo grande CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Problem 1: cracked outer glass
1. Remove the outer glass assembly using the four screws along the top and lifting out/up, be very careful it doesn't fall off and break on the floor. Hold the handle while removing the last screw, it can fall easily.
2. Remove the handle using the 2 long screws on the back side which feed through 2 small metal plates that were previously holding the door onto the main cavity.
(3) If there is broken glass, it helps to remove the metal ledge the glass was on using the screws underneath and clean out all broken glass fragments, to do this you may have to remove the vent panel below it to get screwdriver access.
4. Assembling the new glass panel is the same steps backwards, should be obvious.

Problem 2: Light always stays on
1. Remove the door switch panel on the left side of the microwave, 1 screw.
2. Remove the right access panel on the right side of the microwave, this is large and has many screws, and a couple also need to be removed on top.
** Don't touch any wires when doing all this, and make sure you are grounded and don't produce an electrostatic shock. **
3. Manually toggle the door latch catchers on either side (just the plastic, don't touch any wires), at the same time, and see if the light turns off. If it does, the door latches might not be putting enough pressure, they may be cracked or need to be replaced.
4. Sometimes the switches get dislodged, for example if someone slammed the microwave shut. Try nudging the switch, or one of the connectors, slightly towards the door side, or tapping it from behind with a screwdriver. If it was loose you might get an audible click when it goes back into place.

Note: if the microwave light always stays on, it eventually might shut off after a long time. Power cycle the microwave before doing the tests above, so the light is on when you toggle the door latch switches.

microwave turntable had a broken wheel

  • Customer: Jane from Estero FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new part, installed it.
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