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GE Advantium SCB200/SCB2001 electrical odor

Year built - 2004. Recently there has been an odor while microwave is running. Smells like overheated or melting wiring and does appear to be from the carousel. Is this a common problem? Is this the problem (the carousel needs replacement)? With the breaker off is it safe to remove/replace it if needed? What else could it be?
Spent way too much to just buy a new one and repair companies cost too much.

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  • scolafx Nov 28, 2007

    Thanks. So your thought is either the motor or the coupler it seems. I was going to try cleaning first then opening it up. Was unable to find safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at your site?? Heard you can get zapped even if it is unplugged. Also did not find exploded view diagrams. Just part ordering lists.



    Thanks again.

  • FME-NY Dec 01, 2007

    I have similar problem in my built in unit. I turn it on for 1 minute and in 2 seconds i get a louder noise coming from the vent intake area of the unit and within about 20 seconds I get an electrical smell that becomes more distinct over the next 20 seconds.

    I am not going to use this unit now but want to understand how i can repair it or whether I need to step up for a new overhead installed unit.

    Thanks,
    Fred

    GE Space saver model #JVM624. Built 2000.

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Some liquid may have gotten down in the turntable motor or it may just be going bad. It may also be the coupler. This is not an unusual problem.

It's not too hard a job for the DIYer. Unplug it from the wall, remove the cover underneath to access the motor screws, then the couple and motor will come out.

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting 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 by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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