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PLMV169DCD Frigidaire Microwave Over the Range Oven Quit

The control panel was intermittent, especially when the ambient temp was lower- like overnight. When ambient temp was a few degrees higher, it would come back to life.
Now, it's completely dead.

Can you repair it, or should I buy a new control circuit board?

Thanks

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  • rv10164 Jan 26, 2009

    Yes, that's correct. Dead-nothing-nada.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Is it dead, meaning no
    display, no light when you open the door and no beeps when you press a
    pad on the keypad?







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We have the service / repair manuals for these models and have uploaded them to our site to help you.

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/glmv169_plmv169_late_prod_sm.pdf

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/glmv169_plmv169_sm.pdf

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/plmv169dcc_sm.pdf

They will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.

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free Acrobat Reader to view or print it in case you don't have it already.

I would first suspect the C/T fuse or the oven thermal cutout.

Accessing some components for testing will require you to remove the oven from the wall.

The manual covers this as well.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

Please write back if you need further help.

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

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