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Old 10-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Microwave Access

We have a GE Profile Advantium 120 (Model # SCA1000DBB 03) micro/convection oven and the fan for the micro mag tube has gone on the fritz!

Like everything in these rolling condos nothing is easy. I can't understand "how" you get at the bolts which hold the thing in place? Logically they must be accessed by dislodging the top grill piece, but this grill seems very secure!

Has anyone had direct experience with one of these GE units and is the tip grill the correct access point for the anchor bolts? If so, how did you get the grill dislodged without breaking it?

Many thanks for some advice.
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We have the same unit but other than the rattles that I have to suppress by putting a pot holder in the door., I don't know much about the issue you are experiencing. I think the top grill will pop out when pushed up , not sure though. Good luck on the fix.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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Try looking down from above, there may be screws holding the top grill cover on which fix from above. If you take these out then remove the grill you may get access to the screws that are holding the unit in. My S&B model looks similar and works this way.
Other that that, I bet they put the unit in first then fitted the trim after. :(
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We have the same unit but other than the rattles that I have to suppress by putting a pot holder in the door., I don't know much about the issue you are experiencing. I think the top grill will pop out when pushed up , not sure though. Good luck on the fix.
Same here, have never looked to see how it comes out and, knowing Newmar, it's probably different than anyone elses anyway!
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Other that that, I bet they put the unit in first then fitted the trim after. :(
Can't get at it from above and there are no screws anywhere to be seen. I phoned Rexhall and they suggested your idea...I think the guy is still trying to clear his ears from my rant about "why" would it be necessary for me to hire a finish carpenter to "butcher" the trim so I could replace a $5 part!

Fortunately, Rexhall is still in business in California (LA area) and we can swing by in the new year if all else fails. If they have to butcher the trim they can do it and also fix their mess...at their expense.

Just hoping someone has faced the same problem and found the solution. Gotta be the grill.... just hate to break a $100 part to fix a $5 problem!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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Funny, I am replacing one today. Look online and find the manufacturer's website and see if they have an installation manual. They likely do have it. On my Sharp there are two small tabs at the bottom of the unit at the wall. Take out the small screw in each one and pry it down and it releases the catches at the back of the unit. Mine had two more lag screws at the top coming thru the upper cabinet. It will then swing down, the back of the unit sitting on a small lip on the mounting plate attached to the wall. Be careful, it will be heavy. Joe
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Of all of these units I have seen, they slide into a bracket mounted at the back of the micriwave. They are held in, usually at the top, by some sort of bracket that has screws that tighten into the top of the unit. When the screws are removed the unit can be tilted down in the front until it comes out of the back bracket. I'm not familiar with your coach, but you might be able to either remove the small wooden strip above the unit or possibly get to the mount through the compartment to the left. The top plastic vent cover is held on by screws on top of the unit, so I don't think that option will work unless it has een modified. Good Luck.
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Changed mine about 6 months ago. I found the micro is held in by two bolts from above the micro and a bracket on the back wall. My mh had a removable panel above the micro to gain access to the bolts. Replaced with a Kitchenaid from HD Lots better cooking but had to rebuild the mount for the taller oven and heaver oven
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I just checked my new Sharp and there are two screws that attach it to the mounting plate. You access them thru the two grease filter openings and then install the filters. Plus two more bolts down thru the upper cabinet.
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It looks like our Sharp microwave and could be a repackaged model wearing different name plates. In any case it might give you some ideas.



From below there is a long bolt on each side that go up at an angle to the backplate thaty is bolted on the wall. Get some help to press backwards on the top to hold it in place while the bolts are loostened. Once loose the oven will tilt forward. You then lift it off the back lip. See if you can unplug it before doing this because the cord could be a problem. If you can place some protective board and towell on the counter and a scissor jack with a board on top you can really take the strain out of the removal. It is heavy.

There were some additional screws along the bottom inside edges that keep it from vibrating while bouncing around rough roads.
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Hey folks...thanks for the input. Unfortunately no joy...1) removed both the filters in the hope that they hid some long anchor bolts...nope 2) checked the back for release tabs...nope.

Anyone have/had direct experience with the GE Avantium?
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Like my earlier post, I had removed the GE advantium oven from my discovery. The unit is held in by two bolts from the top and a rear wall mounted bracket. Looking at your post pix, the fabric covered valance will need to be removed. This may be held in with just push pins like mine was but may be different. This looks like the only way I see to remove your oven.
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Hey Stink....I think you are correct. Another example of brilliant advance thinking on the part of an RV Design engineer. I can't really tell if removing the valence will be an easy or difficult job, but with my past experience I imagine it may not turn out real positive!

Since the oven still functions without the fan, I think we'll wait until we can swing by the factory in a couple of months.
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