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Frigidaire prof. series microwave PLMBZ209GCA not working. Display comes on. No sound (fan). Dont know if microwaving function is working properly or not. Any suggestions?


Two things could have happen to your machine.
One the magnetron is dead and needs replacement.
Second the high tension power which supplies power to the magnetron could have been screwed up and need to be replaced or repaired.
The fact that the fan is not running I suspect it may be a power board issue.

Apr 17, 2014 | Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

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PLMBZ209GCA Professional Series microwave: the timers and lights all work but NO Microwave?


Make sure that the program controller is working if not check power - step down supply, the pads are responding- if not faulty pads- or the door switches, if the switch contact are not good then it will not trigger the processor to switch on the waveguides. If the lights or fan work without any display or action of program being triggered to start then it can be a possible fault on the main board or the processor. Sometimes insect secretion can short the board and display panel and so the processor can work in such an erratic manner. If so clean, solder and reset the board. Now identify the parts by clicking this link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/141/identifying-microwave-parts.html

If there is no heating please do not switch on unless you have confirmed the fault. It is possible that the Magnetron is faulty, the temperature cut off is faulty or the main capacitor is short. It is also quite possible that insect can get into the oven and create soft spots. When you switch on these will create a short and make the voltage jump and in the long run damage the magnetron. Check this link to know how a microwave works:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1443/how-a-microwave-oven-works.html

So Remove cover after disconnecting , check for dirt/moisture in the cabin, if so wipe clean and dry, check the magnetron and area clean and use an jet air to clean off. Check the wave guide covers, if food had deposited
then it must be checked or replaced. See link:
http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/microwave/a/5/1146/how-to-replace-a-microwave-guide-cover.html
Now keeping clear of the microwave, switch on; use a cup of water inside to test.
If you notice any sparks shut off as the magnetron or the main HT capacitor can be faulty. replace with same type.

Feb 01, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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I need to change the door on my Kenmore microwave oven


1.Unplug the microwave and set it on a table or workbench. If you have a built-in microwave, you may have to remove some mounting screws or retention clips to get the microwave out of the support bracket. Open the door and take out the glass tray.

2.Pry off a corner of the plastic panel on the inside of the door with a screwdriver or butter knife. Once it is loose, work the screwdriver or knife all the way around the glass and remove the panel.

3.Ask someone to hold the microwave door as you disconnect it from the hinges. Depending on the design of your microwave door, you may have to remove a set of screws or slide a pin out of the hinge to release the door. Remove and discard the old door.

4.Have your assistant hold the replacement door up to the hinges. Attach the door to the hinges by reversing the previous step. Snap the plastic inner panel into place around the glass. Move the microwave back to its original location. Insert and tighten the necessary mounting screws if you are working on a built-in microwave. Set the glass tray back inside the microwave and close the door.

Sep 21, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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My Frigidaire PLMBZ209GCA Microwave stopped working. I was in the middle of cooking something for 10 minutes and it stopped working half way thru, but the display kept on counting down. If I try to use it...


If it stopped working while you were cooking my first guess is that the magnetron TCO got hot and opened. It is supposed to reset after cooling down, but if it is old it may not have done so. Of course, there should be at least two door switches that close when you close the door. There is also a monitor switch that closes when opening the door (open with door closed). If you remove the control you should be able to check continuity on all switches, but you need to remove the wires to get a true reading. Some M/O have a TCO on top of the cavity, but you need to remove the cover to get to that. If you need more help, just get back to me.

Aug 10, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Plastic latches on door have no tension. Microwave thinks door is open, because latch is not ingaging. How do I access the latch hardware.


with butter knife or small flat head screw driver, carefully remove the plastic ring from ther inner door .cheap repair is to hook the spring to the metal fins inside the door if not order outer door panel

Jan 19, 2010 | Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven

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How to replace door handle on microwave frigidare fmv156dcc


You will need to access the door handle mounting screws and remove it to replace the door handle. To access the screws on MOST microwave ovens, you must remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. This can be accomplished by using a small screwdriver or putty knife to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass to pop the panel loose. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that shields you from harmful microwaves.

With the inner panel removed, the door handle screws are visibile and easily be accessed with a screwdriver. Simply remove the broken handle and install the new one. Re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place and seats properly.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. On some microwaves, you may have to remove the upper grill cover over the door (if equipped) to accommodate door removal. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Oct 15, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven

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Broken door on my Emerson microwave (MW8985W)


You can order the outer panel. Its available at searspartsdirect.com for about $41. Just type in your model number and look under the "Door Assy" heading. To replace, just follow these steps:

You have to remove the inner door panel that goes around the perimeter of the glass. You can use a small screwdriver to carefully pry the plastic up and work your way slowly around the perimiter of the glass. Most microwave ovens also have grooves in the panel that you can insert the screwdriver into. Use care not to pry against the glass. The glass is tempered and also has an RF shield that prevents harmful microwaves from potentially harming the consumer. If you break the glass, you will need to purchase a new door.

The door handle screws are located behind the inner panel. Remove the door handle and any screws that may be holding the outer panel in place. Some panels are simply snapped in place.

Remove the broken panel and install the new one. Re-install the door handle and re-insert the inner door panel carefully and gradually work your way around the perimeter of the door glass and make sure it snaps back into place.

This repair can be done with the door in place, or you can remove it for easier access. If you decide the remove the door, simply open it all the way and lift straight up at the hinges. The door will lift off of the hinge pins. Place on a hard flat surface with some towels under it for padding. This protects the door facing from scatches.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you

Aug 27, 2009 | Emerson MW8985W Microwave Oven

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Directions to remove and open door panel to repair safety door latch.


You don't have to remove door to remove panel. Panel is held in by an outer plastic retainer which can be removed by carefully prying with a small screwdriver. I can be replaced by pushing it back in place after repair is completed. If you cannot open door from the outside, remove cover and you can see latches. Pry up on latch which will let door open.

Jul 28, 2007 | Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven

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Stuck Microwave door


In most cases this is due to a broken door opening lever or loose or broken door latch / hook parts. They can only be accessed and examined if the cover is removed from the microwave. In many over the range models, you can access the door parts by removing the control panel assembly. Sometimes you may be able to get it open by pushing up gently on the bottom of the door while pushing the button, in case you need to empty it.

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