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Microwave door sags

I have a frigidaire professional series over-the-range microwave oven model # PLMV169DVD. My door now sags. It appears that whatever it is that holds the bottom hinge firmly in place inside the microwave is broken. There is a hole in the face of the microwave that appears to be for a screw. However, after reading on the internet from people with the same problem - it seems that this hinge is tac welded on the inside of the microwave. If this is the case, it will result in a huge repair job. I called the parts people and they sent me the schematic - However while the hinge is pictured in the schematic - there is no part number assigned to it - therefore the part is not available for replacement.

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I had the same problem. An easy fix is to remove the door by opening the door, take a screwdriver and pop the plastic retainer piece from just below top hinge on the door. Now lift the door gently and it will come off in your hands. Set aside and be careful not to let the loss bracket that passes into the microwave body fall back into the cabinet. I would suggest you use a small vice grip locked onto that bracket to keep from lossing it inside. You will see two holes, one near the top and bottom through the cabinet into the hinge. line these holes up with the hinge holes behind them and use a pop rivet gun and 3/16" rivets to lock into place. Then replace the door and retainer piece. If you only have 1/8" rivets you can hold the bracket lined up with the original holes and drill 1/8" holes of your own a little distance away from the original holes and then pop rivet through these holes.

Posted on Sep 03, 2012

  • Bruce Jan 21, 2013

    Perfect! It works! Thanks!

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    Charles Oct 27, 2013

    Oct 2., 2013. I followed the same advice by removing the door and then putting a rivet into the existing hole on the hinge. Worked great. Thanks for the tip!

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The only choice I see is to contact a local metal or auto body repair shop to ask if they may heliarc weld the hinge for you. Good luck

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First buy a pop rivet tool and 1/8'' or 3mm rivets for about $16 at lowes
Second remove the door. There is a little plastic pop tab on the inside top corner of the door by the hinge that keeps the door from lifting off of the hinge pins. Use a 1 inch putty knife or maybe a butter knife and pry from the bottom crack. Once tab is off the entire door can be lifted off.
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Tell kids not to pull on door while in use. Harder said then done. I have 9 children and they all have done this. My youngest still thinks he can microwave GI Joe to death.

Anyrate, if the issue I gave doesn't work, try your local appliance repair store. Sometimes they can help by either repair or giving advice.

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