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GE Avantium: Model No. SCA2001 BSS 03 Date of Manufacture Dec. 2000. In use since June 2001. Cooked two Lean Quisine's and all was working fine. an hour later my wife noticed a totally dead unit. I reset the breaker twice; no response. I checked the outlet for power; getting 220 volts OK. Can't find the owners manual. Need help to troubleshoot / diagnose / repair.

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  • HNKDYNK Jan 15, 2008

    GE Avantium: Model No. SCA2001 BSS 03 Date of Manufacture Dec. 2000. In use since June 2001. Cooked two Lean Quisine's and all was working fine. an hour later my wife noticed a totally dead unit. I reset the breaker twice; no response. I checked the outlet for power; getting 220 volts OK. Can't find the owners manual. Need help to troubleshoot / diagnose / repair.

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Hi the problem with microwaves is they can be dangerous to work with as the risk to your and other family members safety is not worth taking risks with so unless you are sure you know what you are doing then leae to an expert.
If you know what you are doing then you could look at the board where the power cable goes into the power pack on the board itself now their is a couple of things that could have gone wrong the first is over heating this isnt usually the main cause of problem the main cause is with the unit shorting out due to damp atmosphere when cooking frozen foods.
Some microwaves will have an internal fuse so it would be best to look at this and check for fault failing this or if their is no fuse then it is going to be the power relay will need replacing.
I will see if i can find the schematics for your make and model then i can get part number also look yourself use search engine and look for schematics for your unit this will also give you readings to check so you can narrow down the fault using multimeter let me know what you want to do

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Only to a repairman near you
Is not the situation when you can repair this by self
It's too dangerous for your family




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    i did not tell you to pay me

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