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    Jake
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ZSC1001KSS01 GE Microwave - Intermittent glitchy display

FoothillsStar

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2021
Messages
19
Location
Yuma AZ
Model Number
ZSC1001KSS01
Brand
GE
Age
More than 10 years
Customer's microwave has an intermittent glitchy display. They will trip the breaker off/on and it will work again for a while. My research indicated this was most likely the display board, called a digitron. I replaced this and it got worse, the interior light would not come on and there was no display at all. So I put theirs back in and it worked intermittently again. Assuming out of box failure I replaced the digitron again and again it did not work at all. So then I replace the main board and got the exact same behavior. Customer wants me to order the digitron a 3rd time but from a different vendor in case there was a 'batch' failure.
I don't know why it works better with the old part? Anybody seen odd behavior like this?

WB27X10856 DIGITRON
WB27X10858 CONTROL BOARD

Brand: General Electric
Type: Microwave Oven
Country: USA
Model: ZSC1001KSS01
Serial: FR900612K
2008
 

rickgburton

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Messages
44,793
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
Anybody seen odd behavior like this?
A few times on this site. Usually with parts from eBay or Amazon. Where did you get it? This part?
ge-digitron-wb27x10856-ap3883432_01_l.jpg
 

rickgburton

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Good parts company. I use them all the time. Appliance parts company and Reliable parts are the only two I use.
 
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