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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this is a problem with your programme timer these can be expensive to replace and because of the age you will probably be better buying a complete new unit as you could repair it and you could come across other related problems and could end up spending a fortune sorry i couldnt be any more help
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
Microwavesvc, that's what I've had happen with my sharp also, I carved a hook out of a piece of plastic and then epoxied it in, and haven't had any more problems with that.
Another problem I've had with the sharp (that just reoccured, I'm trying to figure it out) is that the micro-switches that the door latch push have gone bad. Originally just one went bad and I replaced it, now the micro has the light and fan on, and won't recognize being closed...
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
The door does come apart. Open the door and where the hinges are, there are openings where the hinges enter the door, this plastic piece (goes all the way around the door) With a small flat blade screws driver VERY carefully pry it (plastic) off, once off, check the latch end for the spring, typical failure for a Sharp is the little tab that the spring hooks to on the door, the only way to repair this so it will last is to replace the door frame. they are not too expensive, about $50 or so Part# FCOVB166KIT
is the door frame assy
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
you gently push up on the door latch head assembly (hook-like devices sticking out of the door)
there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring
is off inside.
Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.
If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.
The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here.
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.
The best place to order parts for this brand is Encompass (formerly Tritronics).
Or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.
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Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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Dec 27, 2017 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens
Hello friend, thank you for your post!
I see that the door on your Frigidaire microwave will not open. Sounds like your door latch could be faulty. I would recommend performing a reset on your microwave and you can do that by disconnecting the power cord for roughly ten minutes. If your door does not open after the power has been restored you may want to contact a professional for proper repairs. Hopefully this is helpful. -Matt
Feb 28, 2015 | Frigidaire 5304440289 Microwave Door Latch...
Hey Abraham Acevedo, thank you for the post!
From my understanding the door on your Frigidaire microwave, PLMV168, is not staying closed. You could be seeing an issue with either your door latch or latch assembly within the microwave. Since these components require patience and precision to replace or remove from your appliance, I always suggest seeking professional assistance. One must be very careful handling these replacement parts as they can lead to potential harm. -Matt
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Hello Scott Noble - If I was in your position, I personally will recommend consulting a certified technician first for an accurate diagnosis. Depending on what part(s) is damaged from the door, the microwave could possibly have faulty switches, door switches, or latch which only a professional can repair.
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