Question about Frigidaire GLMV169D Microwave Oven
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.
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
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello Irfan, thank you for your post!
From the information you have provided the door on your Frigidaire microwave is sagging. Your door could be sagging due to the hinges or the door being damaged. I would check to make sure there is no visible damage. It is possible that the hinges and door may need to be replaced as well. To help avoid any unnecessary part purchases you may need to seek assistance from a professional technician for proper repairs. -Matt
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I appreciate your post, Wayne!
From my understanding your Frigidaire microwave door is sagging and about to fall off. This could be an issue with your hinges or door. In order to check if you hinges are not damaged you may need to disassemble your microwave this is not a simple DIY job. I would highly recommend having a professional technician out to perform a proper diagnosis and repair. This will help you avoid personal injury, future problems, or unnecessary part purchases. I hope this information is helpful for you. -Matt
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Hello Rick, thank you for your inquiry!
From my understanding you need to fix a door that is sagging on your Frigidaire microwave. Your door could be sagging due to the hinges or the door being damaged. I would check to make sure there is no visible damage. It is possible that the hinges and door may need to be replaced as well. To help avoid any unnecessary part purchases you may need to seek assistance from a professional technician for proper repairs. -Matt
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Hey friend, thank you for the post!
I understand that your Frigidaire microwave door is sagging and your appliance is not working properly. You could need to a new door or hinges. These intricate parts do require precision and patience, therefore when replacing the exchange of such components or removing them from your appliance, I always suggest seeking professional assistance. One must be very careful as these replacements can lead to potential harm. -Chris
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