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I have a 2002 advantium. The microwave part does not work. The cooking part does. Before calling in a GE repairman, is there anything I can do to check to see what the problem is?

my email address is aabauman2@verizon.net

Thanks for your help.

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  • thewnstons Oct 31, 2008

    Lights work, m/w does not. When in m/w mode only, low growling sound is heard, not the usual m/w sounds.

  • mermoo Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem on mine it works after i unplugged it and plugged it back in then didnt work. Model #sca2000bww03. No strange sounds or problems to speak of. We have LOVED this unit.

  • dzyuba Jan 05, 2009

    I have a SCA2001BSS-03, and i have the SAME EXACT problem, for the third time. I even bought another microwave for parts, only to find it has the same problem too! My warranty ran out, and they want a fortune to come out.

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have the same problems as thewnstons. The halogen works, but the microwave just makes a louder noise, but does not work.

  • begerter Feb 28, 2009

    My unit is SCA2001BSS and has exactly the same problem. Anyone tried to call GE repair and how much it would cost to repair? I don't have service contract.

  • greggalaviz May 14, 2009

    I have a 220v GE Advantium model SCA2000BBB 03

    it is a combination hologen/microwave. The microwave part stopped working, but the hologen still works just fine. If I run microwave it smells like burning wires. There is no light when I microwave, but there never was. You have to turn on the hologen light when microwaving only. The turn table does not seem to turn when microwaving only, but it works fine with hologen. I called a local ge repair place yesterday and they said they don't service these.

    Thanks for any help

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    When you hit Start to cook, do the inside light and turntable come on?

    Any unusual noises?

    Is it louder or quieter than usual?

    Do you have the model number?

    These answers will help me judge whether it's in the high voltage
    section (magnetron, transformer, or diode) or the control section
    (door switch or control board relay or connection).




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Just to follow upon my post it turned out to be the switch for the door was arking and not allowing it to run properly. The repairman took off the front and replaced the switch. You could see the black on it. Works great since.

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