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  • mikelisa408 Aug 11, 2008

    I have the GE Advantium 120 oven also. The model # is SCA1000DCC03. It was manufactured 8/02. The door handle simply snapped off and I would like to know how to replace it.

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    This is the second time the door has snapped off. I am 70 years old and have had microwave ovens since they came out and have never had a problem with the handle. I had it replaced one time and they (GE) said they would not cover it again. I don't know what to do?

    Connie Brown, Castle Rock, Co

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Mine just snapped off for the second time as well. GE did not pay for the first replacement, It cost me 260$. it has snapped off again just a year later.

    any help?

  • pplastri Nov 15, 2008

    I need to replace the handle. I purchased a new one, but need to know how tto install it.

  • ratruxal Nov 16, 2008

    like others, my experience is that the handle (PLASTIC ON ALL STRESS POINTS) just snapped off. SURPRISE. no metal at all in the most stressed part of the product. if i was more of the suspicious type i would say that this is not a design flaw, but an intentionally designed revenue source given their replacement policy. a great bonus for their service dealers.

    there is NO way ANYONE could look at this design and NOT see it is WRONG. Anyone know how to file a class-action? They need to fix this for everyone for free. NOW!!!

  • bernasinil Nov 21, 2008

    I have GE Advantium Model# SCA1000DB and the handle has snapped off. I purchased a replacement handle and GE says it does not come with instructions but they can schedule a technician to come out. I don't want to pay $150 to replace a plastic handle. Not to mention the whole entire unit cost $600, so to pay $150 for only the handle is crazy. How do I find instructions on how to replace my handle?

  • spark15 Nov 28, 2008

    i have had the same damn problem. I refuse to call a technician. I have a feeling it will again. The part was $25 too. Unbelievable. So i'm trying to figure out how to get to the screw on the back/inside of door and not quite getting it and need instruction, anyone?

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.


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How to replace handle on GE Advantium SCA1001DSS.

Remove two screws on top at front in order to remove plastic front vent grill. Then the door lifts off pin hinges. Lay door flat on surface. Plastic trim snaps off with gentle prying (start at bottom middle and bottom hinge side). Then remove six screws holding notched metal section with door latch. This piece will also snap out (several visible clips holding it around edges). Then remove door handle screws, Replace handle and reverse process to put back together.

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I had a problem with the bottom screw boss on the handle breaking so screw was no longer held in place but managed to fix it this way:
- followed jamwillie's advice (except had to work with door in place because could not lift it off hinges on the JVM1190 model)
- used heat gun to soften up the plastic trim to lessen risk of breaking the plastic
- removed existing handle
- drilled hole deeper into broken boss, same inside diameter as boss (taking care not to drill through the handle)
- replaced bottom screw with a longer, pointed end screw which threaded into remaining plastic at location of bottom screw boss
- remounted handle
- remounted trim (needed heat gun again)
- reassembled unit

Posted on May 11, 2009

  • candew May 11, 2009

    Thanks to jamwillie for leading the way to my being able to fix the loose door handle.



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