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Frigidaire microwave door fallen off

I have a Frigidaire microwave model # GLMV169DSC

Th door hinge looks as if it had been tack welded onto the housing. Mine has broken off and am curious as to the repair of this concern. new door (and where), using rivets to repair, nuts and bolts, etc...

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  • David Bement Jun 28, 2009

    Thank you, I have removed the door and am probably going to rivet this back on since that won't obstruct the seal as a bolt may.

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I had the same problem. I removed the door and used a rivet tool. I checked to make sure the door cleared the rivet head, which was nearly flat, so there would not be any microwave leakage.

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We have the service / repair manuals for this model and have uploaded them to our site to help you.

They will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.

Most computers will open these documents automatically, but you may need the free Adobe Reader.

If your serial # is 44812716 or below, use this manual.

If your serial # is 44812717 or above, use this manual.

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

That said, if the hinge was tack welded onto the chassis and the weld broke, it should be rewelded if at all practical.

Otherwise, the best repair is to drill through the hinge & chassis & hinge and use two machine screws and lock washers. I would also recommend Loctite.

The hinge must be aligned exactly as it was or leakage could occur, which could cause arcing or a fire.

Since one hinge failed, you should carefully inspect the other one, too. And you may want to either have its weld reinforced or drill & bolt it, too for good measure.

Good luck.

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

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    William Miller Jun 30, 2009

    That makes sense. Not being there and seeing it, I was at a bit of a disadvantage. Good luck.

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