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Frigidaire gallery microwave door sags

It appears the bottom hinge is missing a screw, causing the door to slightly sag and rub when opening and closing

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    I have the same problem with my Frigidaire over the range model # GLMV169DS. There was never a screw used at this point, there is a hole which makes it look like it needs a screw But clearly the design is FLAWED, the hinge point is welded inside the cabinet and cannot stand up to the continued use. I'm sure this was just a spot weld and most of the weight of the door rests on this point along with the action or opening and closing and the added weight of the user's hand while operating the door.

    This will be a major repair, in that the unit will have to come completely out and somewhat disassemble to get inside to make this repair. I hope Frigidaire does the right thing.

    Tony D



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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.

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  • Sally Wakefield
    Sally Wakefield Feb 17, 2013

    Just want to say Thanks demonhunter. This worked GREAT I didn't know what I was going to do. Thanks again

  • warcraft demonhunter Mar 02, 2013

    Your welcome. My fix has lasted a year now with no issues. I did change the bottom 3mm rivet to the next bigger one ( i had to drill the hole bigger just a tiny bit).

  • Ronald Goldberg
    Ronald Goldberg Oct 16, 2014

    Thanks! The pop rivet repair was easy and worked great. Saved me from purchasing a new microwave.


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