Question about Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

Open Question

Mutiple fires My Frigidaire FMV158FMB above-stove 1000W unit had caught fire severial times. The rack clips catch on fire. I have multiple times, removed, then replace the clips, carefully cleaned the microwave. This methods helps for a while. Now the microwave is not being used.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

2 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 there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Fire in Frigidaire Electrolux Microwave PLMV168CC1

Turned on high empty for 20 minuets

Posted on Sep 19, 2010

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why did it catch on fire?


Any flaws in the painted surface on the inside of the unit will cause a spark and that generates heat. Examine the surfacecor any exposed metal. You have to use special paint to resurface the inside.

Nov 15, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Fire in microwave


You cannot put any metal objects in the microwave. And that includes aluminum foil. Or time to get a new one.

Apr 15, 2014 | Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

1 Answer

What caused this to catch on fire?


its the grease that has got into it replace it and allways keep it clean

Dec 06, 2011 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

I have a GE Profile convection/microwave oven, Model No JVM1790 BKC01. One of the plastic clips that holds the oven rack in place caught fire. Location of clip is top front right hand corner next to the...


Most rack support problems I have seen are from food splatter or grease getting around the support and even seeping behind it. Once it starts burining it must be replaced. It is really important to keep the area around them clean and dry and free from food splatter. A Microwave cannot tell what is on a plate or on the wall or rack support, and every food particle cooks each time the unit is run, until it turns to a carbon deposit and starts to attract the microwave energy and starts to ARC to that point.
Then it burns up the part it is arcing to. Have to replace support and scrub the area and inside of the cavity perfectly clean.

Oct 25, 2017 | GE JVM1790 Convection / Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Roper microwave caught a paper towel on fire.


Why is this even a question?

Of course a paper towel can get hot enough to catch fire in a microwave. In addition, anything not specifically identified as microwave safe can melt, deform, crack, chip, spark, catch fire, explode, etc...
This is not a microwave problem.

Mar 01, 2018 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Micowave sparks a fire


I had the same exact problem. My clips arced when I ran the unit and I also observed flames which was quite unsetteling. A work around for me, since I don't use the rack was I took it out then removed the clips. All that was required to remove the clips was a pair of plyers grabing each cliip at their base. I pulled firmly and there is alittle resistance but with a firm pull straight out they'll pop out.

But I have to say if you use rack your probably looking for a new mircowave.

Dec 27, 2008 | Whirlpool MH1150XMQ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Burnt hole in microwave


Is the hole actually bigger than it originally was or is it just empty because the rack support got burned up & discarded?

The rack supports / rack holders can be ordered. The part number is WB06X10140 (or WB6X10140) and they're less than $5.00 each. You can find them in stock here.

If you install a new rack support in the hole, then any gap or hole around it can allow grease to accumulate, and that can lead to arcing. But you can seal it safely & easily.

Once the support is installed and everything is squeaky clean and dry, you can apply a small amount of silicone caulk into the gap or hole.

Let it dry it overnight with the door open, then use a razor blade or X-acto knife to gently trim away any excess caulk.

That would be a really good fix.

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

Jun 07, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven Logo

Related Topics:

16 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9098 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

80608 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...