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Frigidaire Microwave Plastic on KeyPad

IS the plastic on the keypad suppose to be removed? My microwave is 2 yrs old and the plastic looks bad from the wear on the keypad. Im thinking perhaps I should have removed it..? Anyone??

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Many are shipped with a protective sheet over just the keypad. Your owner's manual should address that if it needs to be removed upon delivery.

If not, then the keypad itself may be worn.

If it all works, and does not do come on or do anything by itself (which poses a fire hazard) then it may just be wear.

No action is necessary until some pads fail to activate or the oven comes on or does anything by itself. Then repair is necessary.

At that time post a new help request with the full model number from the tag on the oven (not the manual) and exact symptoms - what it's doing or not doing, and when.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014


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The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

Let us know if the hard reset does not fix it.

If it doesn't would suspect you have a problem with your control board.

We regularly repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

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

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I wouldn't remove the door myself if I were you. If you just got the microwave, it should be under a return/replace policy, or a warranty. I would recommend returning the microwave and getting a sturdier one, as you don't know if the problem exists for all microwaves in that series, and most stores don't allow the replacement to be return/replaced.

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SOURCE: Can I replace Keypad cover for Frigidaire microwave plmv168cc1.

Yes, the display can be replaced. You can order the part on line at Just type in your model number as listed in your question and look under the "Control Panel" heading for item number 14. The part number is 5304429419. I hope this helps you.

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SOURCE: I have a Frigidaire Microwave oven CFMV156DBA. The

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

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

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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

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ps if it's the keypad or board like all other 99% of population tuss it out, keep in mind don't complain there to mutch air polution your also a cause of the problem.

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