Question about GE Advantium SCA2001BSS Microwave Oven
It is dead, dead and dead
Breaker is not tripped.
Check volts (240) and there is power the outlet.
any suggestions? Would like to potentially replace internal fuse but not sure if that is something I can do and how to go about it. Can't find any online literature that describes what to do. Moved into this home in May and already had to replace a 5 year old Bosch dishwasher and a 6 year old Maytag Washing Machine....what do high end electronics fail so much?
Anyone assistance is def. appreciated. I am located in MetroWest Boston....
I had the same exact problem -- turned out the cooling fan for the magnetotron wasn't coming on because of a bad relay on the main control board. When the magnetotron overheated a safety kicked on which tripped an internal relay and killed power to the unit. GE repair guy diagnosed and resolved the problem. Only snag was that they didn't have a spare board so I had to wait a few days for them to deliver a replacement and for the guy to come back and install it. Now has been working for 5 days... of course I probably jinxed myself now! :)
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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If you find the fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped, unplug everything from the circuit to which the microwave is connected (keep in mind that other outlets may be fed from the same circuit). Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the same thing happens again, you have a problem with the outlet or other wiring on the same branch circuit. If plugging in the microwave causes the fuse to blow or circuit breaker to trip immediately, there is a short circuit in the power cord or elsewhere.
The microwave oven may be powered from a GFCI outlet or downstream of one and the GFCI may have tripped. (Removing a broken oven lamp has been known to happen.) The GFCI outlet may not be in an obvious location but first check the countertop outlets. The tripped GFCI could be in the garage or almost anywhere else! Pushing the RESET button may be all that's needed.
Next, try to set the clock. With some ovens the screen will be totally blank following a power outage - there may be nothing wrong with it. Furthermore, some ovens will not allow you perform any cooking related actions until the clock is set to a valid time.
Assuming these are not your problems, a fuse has probably blown although a dead controller is a possibility.
While you can do some repairs on your microwave, what you don't know can kill you... even on an unplugged microwave, so make sure you understand the dangers and how to reduce them before you try anything inside a microwave. If you want to do more yourself, go to the link at the top of this post.
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