20 Most Recent GE Advantium SCA1000H Convection / Microwave Oven Questions & Answers

Our unit was doing the same thing,
took it into the repair shop, they said there was nothing wrong with the unit, replace the main breaker that supplies power to microwave and try again.
Sure enough the breaker became defective, and we never had issues with it before, but now the unit has not had a single problem.

GE Advantium... | Answered on Jan 14, 2017

Look inside for a blown fuse ...

GE Advantium... | Answered on Feb 17, 2013

The service manual (with exploded views, disassembly info, and part numbers) is here.

You can order GE parts from the Pros here, our favorite supplier.

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GE Advantium... | Answered on Jan 17, 2013

can u send me the pic of door and the handle of ur oven at khader_abu@yahoo.com........

GE Advantium... | Answered on Aug 04, 2012

The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a minute, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

If that doesn't work, then I'd say you have a shorted relay on the control board or relay board.

We repair such control panel assemblies for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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GE Advantium... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

Hello & Welcome to FixYa

You can view this video and follow the instructions accordingly to replace the door handle:

Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


GE Advantium... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011

Either the magnetron or its power supply is faulty.
Call an expert.

GE Advantium... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

I fixed this yesterday, using the solution posted here: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/microwave-repair/4882-advantium-turntable-light-always-main-relay.html

Unplug the unit.

Replace the interior light using these instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/GE-Advantium-Microwave-Halogen-Lightbulb-Replaceme/ The inside of my unit looks a bit different from the pictures, but the procedure is basically the same.

Additional info not in the procedure link above:

Remove the one screw at the top of the front control panel.
Slide the control panel up to disengage it, and pull out slowly (has wires on back)
There are four black rectangular things running top-to-bottom on the PCB board on the back. One of them is labeled RY1.
Tap on RY1 with a screwdriver a few times (very high tech). I actually tapped on all of them for good measure.
Reassemble, see if everything works now.

It took me about 30 minutes for the bulb and the control panel 'adjustment'. Everything is working now.

GE Advantium... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011

the screen should pop up it may take a li but it will pup up and out very similar to the cowel
its a lil tough but it will lft out

GE Advantium... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

Also, most bulbs can be matched up at hardware stores, home improvement centers, and places like Wal-Mart or even large grocery stores.

These use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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GE Advantium... | Answered on Sep 27, 2009

To access the door handle mounting screws on MOST microwave ovens, you have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Some doors have a small hinge pin that has to be removed in order to remove the door.

GE Advantium... | Answered on Sep 18, 2009

holy **** clean that thing, its probly aluminum residue. watch out a leaking microwave can / will kill you hopefully the seals are ok.

dont even microwave items that were wrapped in aluminum foil just the residue can cause this.

have you ever microwaved a cd? take one and try it polishes them nicely.

GE Advantium... | Answered on Aug 25, 2009

It sounds like the 'stirrer' which is a metal fan-like device with a plastic bearing that is mounted in the wave guide above the cavity. Pull the plug, then the case. Remove the waveguide above the cavity which should expose the stirrer. Spin it and check for any up and down motion--straighten the axle part so that it turns true. The blower system turns the stirrer--no extra motor. If this part was bent, someone may have handled it roughly. Reassemble the waveguide and test without the case on, but a cup of water in the cavity.

GE Advantium... | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

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