Question about GE Advantium SCA2001BSS Microwave Oven

2 Answers

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.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,102 Answers
Re: GE Avantium: Model No. SCA2001 BSS 03 Date of...

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

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers
Re: GE Avantium: Model No. SCA2001 BSS 03 Date of...

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

Don't forget to vote

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a GE Spacemaker Over-The-Range Microwave Model #JVM1533WD002 that has worked perfectly for 10 years. Now everything still works, except it doesn't heat the food. Where is the fuse located and how...

A common symptom of a failed magnetron is a failure to heat with everything else (magnetron fan, stirrer, timer, etc.) working fine. Check the GE manufacture date for the unit on its nameplate to determine the age of the magnetron. For GE models of the past, magnetrons had a 10 year parts replacement warranty. Magnetrons can be expensive, so you need to weigh all your options, i.e., repair versus replacement, before you commit to one solution.

Oct 04, 2013 | GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range Microwave


Determining the Age of Your Maytag Appliance

This advice applies to all appliances manufactured by Maytag. Determining the manufactured date of most appliances is accomplished by looking at the SERIAL NUMBER. On Maytag appliances this is determined by the following method:

The LAST two letters in the serial number identifies the date code.

Example: 123456FY

The 1st Letter is the YEAR.

A – 1978/2002
B – 1966/1990
C – 1979/2003
D – 1967/1991
E – 1980/2004
F – 1968/1992
G – 1981/2005
H – 1969/1993
J – 1982/2006
K – 1970/1994
L – 1983/2007
M – 1971/1995
N – 1984/2008
P – 1972/1996
Q – 1985/2009
R – 1973/1997
S – 1986/2010
T – 1974/1998
U – 1987/2011
V – 1975/1999
X – 1988/2012
Y – 1976/2000
Z – 1977/2001

The 2nd Letter is the MONTH


NOTE: Some later model Maytag appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool. The serial numbers may be in a different format. Check the MODEL number for any of the following prefixes:

106, 110, 198, 562, 664, 665.

These prefixes indicate the manufacturer as Whirlpool.

on Sep 03, 2009 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Re: "my GE Advantium SCA2001

It sounds like the magnetron may have either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high voltage required to run it.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 on high resistance range for short circuit, the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.

Dec 31, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE Profile Microwave will not heat

Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which part the microwave needs without opening it up for examination. There are a few parts that, if defective, would prevent the oven from heating.

  • a high voltage transformer which passes energy to the magnetron
  • a magnetron which converts high-voltage electric energy to microwave radiation
  • a magnetron control circuit (usually with a microcontroller)
This is NOT a repair that you would want to attempt yourself. The labor for the repair would cost a minimum of $50 and shouldn't exceed $100. You'll also have to pay for the necessary part if it's still available from the manufacture or their parts distributor.

Feb 03, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Advantium readout flashing

I would say it is a sign of trouble.

Not to say that it's catastrophic, but on these models part can be pretty expensive.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for in about a week with a one-year guarantee.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller

Dec 25, 2008 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

I bought a ge microwave model jes735 in june from sams club. the middle of august it quit heating and i would like to know where to get it fixed. i can't find the receipt but i sent all of the...

You can contact GE Customer Service here.

If you registered your warranty, that makes things smoother.

If not, no problem, they'll go by the model, serial and date code and refer you to the nearest local servicer.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Aug 24, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

GE Spacemaker Microwave Oven

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Aug 13, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

GE JVM1660 1000 Watts Microwave Oven beeps every minute

Maybe u should contact ur retailer or the manufacture helpline and tell them your problem they might be able to tell what's wrong.

Feb 28, 2007 | GE JVM1660 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE Advantium SCA2001BSS Microwave Oven Logo

199 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8793 Answers


Level 2 Expert

224 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Are you a GE Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides