Question about Dacor PMOR30 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

PMOR30S door hinges are loose

The white metal hinges that secure the door to the microwave body have come loose such that the door sags down when open. There are holes that line up between the inner front plate and the hinges, but there is no obvious way to secure it. It looks like some sort of plastic snap insert was used, but there are no broken parts laying about so that is just speculation. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dacor Master
  • 9,047 Answers

The service manual for the PMOR30 is here.

The part list is here.

You can order Dacor parts by part number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

Ad

5 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: Dacor microwave part

Are you having display trouble? Or trouble with the cooktop lights or vent fan?

We repair these on a regular basis for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service with a full one year warranty.

We have full details, plus *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our
listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

If you're having other trouble please feel free to let me know. I'm very experienced with these.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: dacor dcm 24s one broken safety door latch- door open button not

Sorry, but you will need to remove the oven from the wall or mount, then the outer cover will need to be removed.

We have the full service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

You will need the
free Acrobat Reader to view or print it in case you don't have it.

In Canada, you can find Dacor parts at these distributors:

Reliable Parts, Ltd
85 North Bend Street
Coquitlam, BC V3K 6N1
604-941-1355

Eatek Services
312 Benjamin - Hudon
St. Laurent, Quebec H4N 1J4
514-332-0007

If those don't work for you, you may find others via this page.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: dacor dcm 24s one broken safety door latch- door open button not

If the broken part is in the door, you will not have to pull the oven out of its place.

If the broken part is in the door open button area, you will have to remove the oven and take off the outer cover. Chances are it will be a broken "door open lever".

Assuming it's a door latch, you can use a thin strip of plastic to open the door.

It has to be somewhat firm but very flexible because it will have to bend at a right angle.

I have a flexible ruler I use for this.

You have to first shove the plastic strip into the crack between the door and the control panel frame about halfway up the door.

Then the strip will need to be maneuvered so it will bend to the left. Do this by pushing the rear end of the strip down as you continue to push it forward.

It may take a few tries.

Once you have it between the back of the door and the front seal of the cooking cavity, pull the strip straight and firmly up and it will lift the upper door latch and the door will open.

(If the upper latch is the one that's open, you have to start with the strip at the bottom edge of the door instead of the middle).

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

It will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly and troubleshooting tips, and the parts list is here.

Most computers will open these documents automatically, but you may need the free Adobe Reader.

You can order parts
here.

Once you have the door open, you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

4c9c250.jpg

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9047 Answers

SOURCE: need to replace handle on dacor microwave model: pmor30s. I have

We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here for free download to help you.

You have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screw(s) you need to remove.


Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's done.

In some cases, you then have to gently rotate the handle to unlock it.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

door_panels.jpg


Posted on Aug 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bosch microwave door sags. It's difficult to open, close or start. HMB5050/01


I would say the hinged are loose and misaligned.

Contact me at http://www.microwavecontrol.com if you have other questions.

Jul 26, 2016 | Bosch Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Frigidaire microwave door is sagging


Hello Irfan, thank you for your post!

From the information you have provided the door on your Frigidaire microwave is sagging. Your door could be sagging due to the hinges or the door being damaged. I would check to make sure there is no visible damage. It is possible that the hinges and door may need to be replaced as well. To help avoid any unnecessary part purchases you may need to seek assistance from a professional technician for proper repairs. -Matt

Aug 10, 2015 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My Frigidaire microwave door is sagging and about to fall off


I appreciate your post, Wayne!

From my understanding your Frigidaire microwave door is sagging and about to fall off. This could be an issue with your hinges or door. In order to check if you hinges are not damaged you may need to disassemble your microwave this is not a simple DIY job. I would highly recommend having a professional technician out to perform a proper diagnosis and repair. This will help you avoid personal injury, future problems, or unnecessary part purchases. I hope this information is helpful for you. -Matt

Apr 24, 2015 | Frigidaire Model PLMVZ169GC Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Fix sagging frigidaire microwave door


Hello Rick, thank you for your inquiry!

From my understanding you need to fix a door that is sagging on your Frigidaire microwave. Your door could be sagging due to the hinges or the door being damaged. I would check to make sure there is no visible damage. It is possible that the hinges and door may need to be replaced as well. To help avoid any unnecessary part purchases you may need to seek assistance from a professional technician for proper repairs. -Matt

Apr 01, 2015 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Microwave door will not close


PROBLEM, ROOT CAUSE: the METAL FLANGE holding the fixed latch and (3) interlock safety switches is about a thick as the metal in the screw cap on a glass bottle ... say 16 gauge or less.

The METAL FLANGE is thin, wing that has not support to prevent it from swinging like a door hinge. We use (2) of the microwaves everyday. One has never given the "DOOR CLOSE" will not operate problem. The 2nd microwave worked for two or three years. Then it was difficult to close ... and the panel gave the failure message ... "CLOSE THE DOOR."

I was able to use my thumb to press and remove 'dimples' into the metal. It was giving just a little more support than a 'say 10 vertical sheets of wet white copy paper.' We I bent it back to the proper alignment, the door closed and the switches worked. But after just a few cycles of OPEN & CLOSE, the switches would not let the microwave operate ... and the door began harder to close.

SOLUTION: To prevent or limit the movement of the METAL FLANGE, I used (2) connected loops of cable ties like a vertical suspender. The suspender prevents the METAL FLANGE from moving away from the center of the microwave.

1. Un-plug the power cord.

2. There are two methods to remove the case:

(a.) Turn the microwave on one side, the place a ruler beside one of the TORX (with center security pin) screws. Take a digital photo. Go to an auto parts sales office that sells a license plate kit with a kit (a TORX wrench with a drilled HOLE and many of the same TORX (with center security pin) screws.

(b.) Drill out the center security pin at each of the TORX (with center security pin) screws.

3. I used (2) each 12 inch long plastic cable ties. The width was less than 3/16" wide (so it would thread into two [~0.15 inch diameter] existing ventilation holes in the microwave).

4. I threaded one of the plastic cable ties thru a hole at the top, near the front, about one inch toward the center of the microwave.

5. I threaded the 2nd plastic cable tie thru a hole in the bottom, near the front, about 2" towards the center from the latch plate.

6. I formed a large loop with the bottom cable tie, very loose, do not tightened at this stage. I threaded the open end of the top cable tie thru the bottom cable tie loop.

7. THEN I carefully

(a) opened & closed the DOOR, WHILE

(b) watched the position of the METAL FLANGE

(c) AS I slowly tightened each of the large loops of cable ties.

(d) I repeated steps (a) to (c)

(e) I stopped tightening when the CABLE TIES LOOPS provided SOME support, AND the METAL FLANGE still have some hinge movement.

My Panasonic NN-SN797S door would not close. My solution has worked since about March 1st, 2013. Below is a photo from the factory manual. ebd9fdc7-5cb0-4461-ace5-77040f1420eb.jpg 1daa051e-ab7c-4ba9-a7ea-73605433272e.png

Mar 30, 2014 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

Microwave door sags


I had the same problem. An easy fix is to remove the door by opening the door, take a screwdriver and pop the plastic retainer piece from just below top hinge on the door. Now lift the door gently and it will come off in your hands. Set aside and be careful not to let the loss bracket that passes into the microwave body fall back into the cabinet. I would suggest you use a small vice grip locked onto that bracket to keep from lossing it inside. You will see two holes, one near the top and bottom through the cabinet into the hinge. line these holes up with the hinge holes behind them and use a pop rivet gun and 3/16" rivets to lock into place. Then replace the door and retainer piece. If you only have 1/8" rivets you can hold the bracket lined up with the original holes and drill 1/8" holes of your own a little distance away from the original holes and then pop rivet through these holes.

May 12, 2010 | Frigidaire GLMV169D Microwave Oven

8 Answers

My frigidaire microwave door is sagging and is about to fall off


EASY get a machine screw, nut with washer. I believe I used a 1/8" machine screw.....(find something small to fit in the hole on the bottom hinge.

First step, take 3 screws off bottom to expose hinge area. Have someone hold it or support it so wires to the light do not pull out,.

Pop the machine screw through the front and then with your fingers get the washer an nut and tighten down.
If you want the professsional look. Paint the machine screw white first with a enamel white paint.


Sep 03, 2009 | Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Frigidaire gallery microwave door sags


Repairing the loose, detached hinge is simple.
First buy a pop rivet tool and 1/8'' or 3mm rivets for about $16 at lowes
Second remove the door. There is a little plastic pop tab on the inside top corner of the door by the hinge that keeps the door from lifting off of the hinge pins. Use a 1 inch putty knife or maybe a butter knife and pry from the bottom crack. Once tab is off the entire door can be lifted off.
Third, line up the little holes in the bracket with the little holes in the microwave face. Insert a pop rivet in the hole and squeeze the tool till it pops off. I put one 3mm rivet on the top hinge and one on the bottom.
No drilling needed on my Fridgidaire PLMV169DCd microwave. I guess u could drill a 1/8'' hole thru the microwave face and the hinge bracket if there isn't one on your model.

Mar 10, 2009 | Frigidaire GLMV169D Microwave Oven

4 Answers

Loose microwave door


My over the range microwave had a loose door, it sagged when it was open but you could lift it to close. Called repair person he said no it could not be fixed. You could see the bottom hinge was loose and slipping. I loosened 3 screws that holds the bottom on the microwave -you have to do this to change the light bulb also. The bottom hinge on the door was loose there was a hole there, so took a screw and nut to hold the hinge in place..I am a 70+year old woman-if I can you can.

May 14, 2006 | KitchenAid KEMC377K Convection / Microwave...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

80 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dacor Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9047 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1667 Answers

Steven Clarke
Steven Clarke

Level 2 Expert

222 Answers

Are you a Dacor Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...