Black fan button is beginning to malfunction. Can press on, then difficulty turning off or changing speeds. I have to apply different pressures to different points on the button to make it change. Afraid that very soon the button will stay in the "on" position. Also, is their any diagrams/instructional help to get at the brain to work on it. I am electrical savvy, this unit is installed into the cabs above the stovetop....Help please.
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Re: sca2001bss03-Advantium oven-built 06/2000
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts (such as "button") by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
If you find you need control panel repair, we do that nationwide for $39.95 in most cases. See: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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Generlly uWave oven fans have sevealr speeds. They are accomplished with an electronci speed control device in the form of a "Triac." That is a solid-state device that can fail sorted, which means the fan will run continuously on "high." It means the uWave oven needs a new controller, which will be expensive.
I surmise there's a short in the Quick Defrost button on the keypad. Either the keypad has collapsed there, or some contamination has gotten in. Another possibility is a failing program memory bit in the controller chip, but a contaminated keypad seems most likely. What happens if you press and hold that button while trying to key in another instruction? Is there any change in behavior?
If this is a GE Advantium series microwave, the control panel can be locked to prevent children from manipulating the controls. To lock or unlock, press and hold the CLEAR/OFF button for 5 seconds. These instructions are included on page 36 of the owner's manual listed here: