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SCA1000DWW03 General Electric Microwave - Instructions

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Installing New Microwave

  • Customer: Tom from Carrollton, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Required removing the old unit and disconnecting the exhaust ductwork and drilling new holes for attachment to the cabinet

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 8 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

Handle Broke off microwave

  • Customer: Dara from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the vent on top. 2 screws had to be removed. Once plastic vent was removed I could lift door off. I then placed the door flat on counter top to get to backside of door. With 2 flat screwdrivers I pried apart the Door choke cover carefully as to not break the tabs. Its almost impossible not to break them. Thats why I ordered the replacement part. Good thing. I only broke 1. I could have reused it. However I chose to use the new one. Since handle in incorporated in the door, you have to take the door apart. I purchased the Door choke cover as well as a handle. After you remove the choke cover, remove the 6 or 7 small screws around the inner frame next. Now you can get to the door handle screws. Since the door handle broke off, you need to use needle nose pliers to hold the broken plastic on the outside of the door while unscrewing the inside screw that holds the handle. Once removed. replace the handle. Then carefully put it back the same way you took it apart. It took me about 15 to 20 minutes. Im a Female and thrilled I didn't have to call a repairman and get charged 200+

Microwave went totaly blank - No power

  • Customer: Mark from Bushwood, MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 6 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled the front cover, found slow blow fuses, then replaced with microwave fuses 250V-20Amp. Utilized a few fuses to pin point the problem, Microwave functions all worked except the express feature, made an assumption after using a tester that it was the high voltage capacitor and the diode that attaches. Replaced both, plugged in and tested. Worked! reinstalled the unit. Sucessfull for the past month.

mICROWAVE WOULD NOT HEAT

  • Customer: Peter from Bessemer, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I REMOVED THE TOP PANEL OF THE MICR0WAVE AND THEN REMOVED ONE SCREW TO REMOVE THE CONTROL PANEL. rEMOVED OLD SWITCH. SNAPPED IN NEW SWITCH AND CONNECTED WIRE. REPLACED CONTROL PANEL AND UPPER PANEL.

Origional wave guide cover fell apart from harsh cleaners

  • Customer: Joseph from Staten Island, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed one Phillips screw, installed new wave guide cover, secured with phillips screw. Done

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
  • 5 of 10 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.

door latch arm broken, microwave wont start

  • Customer: Kent from KANSAS CITY, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
This was easier than I had expected. Many of the instructions involved removing the door. I decided to skip this when I found a Youtube video showing that the latch replacement required little disassembly. Here are my steps #1 Open door completely and, if needed, have someone steady it. #2 Using a thin plastic putty knife, gently pry off the plastic fascia from the inside of the door. Try to break as few of the plastic retaining tabs as possible (my total was about 10). #3 Slide the old latch upward and outward towards the outside edge of the door with your putty knife. #4 Remove the old latch and spring. #5 Attach the new spring to the latch and hook it to the retainer on the door. #6 Lift the new latch into place, it will drop into the slots with no or little persuasion. #7 reinstall fascia. #8 "nuke" last night's pizza ;)

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!

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.

Just needed to replace the Wave Guide cover

  • Customer: Henry from Roseland, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the screw, removed old cover, place new cover in place and re-inserted the scrw.

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.

Door handle latch

  • Customer: Karen from Bend, OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
We opened the microwave door and essentially with a straight screwdriver worked to "pop" the plastic frame off of the door. We tried to be less aggressive in our efforts and this paid off since we didn't break anything! The area we needed to work on was now exposed to put the new latch in. It took 2 hands rather than 3 to get the new latch attached and then wah-lah, It was done! Microwave works perfectly now. Great alternative to buying a new microwave!

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
  • 5 of 13 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

BROKEN GLASS

  • Customer: Terrence from TULSA, OK
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
PUT THE NEW ONE IN THE MICROWAVE, DUH!
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