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Re: door not opening
What usually breaks is the door open lever.
a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to
diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control
panel needs to be removed.
Please unplug the oven first.
you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical
safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link
is at our listing here on FixYa.
it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press
against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door
latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should
To order parts, refer to the Sunbeam number in your manual.
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it could be any number of things . usually taking it into a repair shop and having it checked is only way to know for sure and get estimated repair cost .Mine was the door switch and cost 50.00 for them to repair .
I understand that the door will not open on your Frigidaire microwave, model# GLMB209. Specifically, when dealing with your microwave, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician. They have been trained on your appliance and will be able to get the door open and repaired, without causing damage to you, your family, or your home. Hope this is helpful.
I understand that you are unable to open the door on your Frigidaire microwave, model# FMV156DC. Due to this being a microwave, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They have been trained on your particular appliance and should be able to get the door open without any damage to the appliance, or harm to you or your home. Hope this is helpful.
Main control boardIf
your microwave runs for a few seconds and stops, the first thing to
check is the main control board to ensure that a shortage has not
occurred. If the part is defective then it will need to be replaced to
prevent continual shut offs. If this is not the issue, the next step
would be to check for a faulty touchpad.
the control board is not the issue and your microwave continues to shut
off after running for only a few seconds, the next thing to check is
your touchpad, which is also known as a control panel. Although uncommon
for this issue, symptoms are usually that the display and some buttons
are working properly; however, when selected some buttons are not
functioning. If this is the case the touchpad will need to be replaced.
You are decribing a typical Door Safety Switch problem. The Door Safety Switches has Failed.The Door Safety Switch is designed to shut down the Micro in the event the Micro is still cooking when the door is being opened. The first "Click" of the switch cuts off the "Cook". If it does not cut off the "Cook", the second "Click" blows the power. Otherwise it would "Cook" with the door open, and I need not to tell you how DANGEROUS that could be. It first Tripped the Circuit Breaker which supplies power to the Microwave. After Re-Setting the Breaker the same thing happened except this time the Micro is DEAD- not even a light working. Yes, there is a line FUSE inside the Micro. You however need to address the Door Switch SHORT before replacing the fuse. If not, it will just Blow The Fuse Again, and Again, until the Short is corrected.
Call around, ask How much to replace a Door Safety Switch.
Here's the overview on fuse blows:
If the fuse blows as soon as you plug the oven in the wall, or when you open the door, the problem is likely with the door switches.
If the fuse blows as soon as you hit START, then it's likely that you have a shorted high-voltage capacitor.
If the fuse blows a few seconds after you hit START, then it's likely that you have an overheating / shorting high-voltage transformer.
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, troubleshooting info, door switch info, etc. at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk