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Frigidare Gallery microwve will not operate because door will not close properly. I suspect the problem is in the door latch but can't seem to figure out how to take the door apart or even if possible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Good Morning Friend,

I understand that your Frigidaire Gallery microwave will not operate because the door will not close properly. Being that you are dealing with your microwave, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician. You do not want to try and take apart anything on your appliance, as you do not want to damage your appliance any more, or even worse, bring harm to yourself or your family. The technician will be able to diagnose your microwave and determine what is causing the door to not close properly and your appliance to not operate. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Posted on May 17, 2014

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SOURCE: Goldstar Microwave MV1501w

Chances are the panels separate as shown in the photo I have attached below.

 

Panel replacement can usually be done without removing the door from the microwave.

 

In cases where it is felt that door removal is necessary, I recommend detaching the door from the hinges.

 

I generally do not advise removing the hinges from the microwave.

 

Whenever the hinges are removed, great care must be taken to put them back in the very same position they were in.

 

Failure to do so can cause microwave leakage, which can cause risk of skin burns, fire, and disruption nearby electronic devices.

 

By the way, where did you get the part? I'm trying to find a good Goldstar / LG source to recommend.

 

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SOURCE: door latch not functioning well

the door switch needs adjusting recommend a service tech to do this

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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SOURCE: door will not latch

The door switch mechanism is broken. Microwave doors have a special arraingement of double switches to ensure it is not open during cooking. Because everything is made from plastic nowadays, stuff like this breaks easily. The switches are commona nd cheap but the mounting parts may not be.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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SOURCE: door latch on Emerson microwave oven

u will need new door asemble to relly fix it ok thx nick

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SOURCE: the latch on kenmore micro #721-62622200 is broken at bottom

In order to have the correct operation of the door latch mechanism and latch switches.

  1. Ensure correct adjustment of the Door and the Latch switches.
  2. Wipe off any dirt or grease around the door key where it touches the latch switched and door hooks with a soft cloth. Maintaining the smooth movement of the latch mechanism and switches etc�
  3. After replacement of the latch mechanism and/or Latch switches. Make sure to confirm a smooth operation of these parts are in order.
to view the exact diagram of how to do this manually just click the link http://www.applianceaid.com/micro8.html

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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I understand the door will not latch on your Frigidaire microwave, model# FGMV174KFB. Typically, this would not be a do it yourself repair, as you are working with your microwave, and there are no step by step repair instructions. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They have been trained on your appliance and should be able to fix the latch on your door with ease. Hope this is helpful.

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The door switch mounts are either cracked or need to be adjusted.

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