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CFMV156DSD Frigidaire Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for CFMV156DSD parts

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Timer would run but the microwave won't start

  • Customer: Tim from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 32 of 40 people found this instruction helpful
I first removed the top plate above the microwave door (3 screws), then I removed the plate containing the buttons and clock. The microwave has 3 relay switches and they are in a little holder. The holder was too difficult to remove so I just removed the bottom switch and replaced. The microwave started right up.

Wave guide cover was cracked. Oven started to spark and make popping noises when in use.

  • Customer: amy from corona CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 18 of 25 people found this instruction helpful
Part arrived in one day. Old part snapped right out and new snapped right in. One minute repair with no more sparking and no need to invest in a new microwave... which is what I thought I was going to have to do.

microwave wouldn't turn on but timer worked.

  • Customer: Steve from Moorhead MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 17 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
was told buy a repair person to check the door micro switches as it was a common problem. removed the top plastic air grill to get access to the screw that holds in place the control cover. After unplugging the unit, i took out the (2) screws that held in the switches and removed them (3). One switch was a bit melted so i tested it with a 12 volt battery and it was bad. Ordered a new one from Part select and got it fast . Works great .

Turntable stoped working

  • Customer: steve from New Bern NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 13 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the 3 screws to drop the lower panel and, removeed the turn table plate and ring. Then removed the 2 screws holding the motor, the 2 wires attached to the motor and removed the old motor.Replaced the new motor in the reverse order. DO NOT FORGET TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE FIRST.

Microwave would count down but not run

  • Customer: Betty from Kimball TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 14 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
After unplugging the unit remove the control face buy removing the screws. All three door switchs are on a bracket on the left. Remove the two screws holding the bracket in place and pull out. Disconnect the wires from the three switches and test each switch indivually to determine the bad one. I used a multimeter set on ohms.Replace the bad switch with the new one and replace all the wires. Reassemble the unit and you are good to go.

Timer & Light on but no operation

  • Customer: Danny from Yanceyville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 11 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
It is a undercabinet stovetop microwave. First had to take it down and unplug. Remove the top cover locate the door switch. Used neednose pliers to remove switch. Unplug two terminals.Plug new switch and use pliers to replace back @ same position.Plug in socket temporarily to see if it works.Afterwards if it works.Unplug and replace cover.Ready to be replaced back under cabinet.

Wanted to switch mv from recirc vent to venting outside

  • Customer: Mark from Morrisville NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
The mv was originally installed as recirc venting as there was no outside vent. I hated the steam and smoke just being put back into the kitchen.

I removed mv unit, ran a vent thru cabinets, thru attic, to outside vent. Installed new part on top on mv, installed mv and hooked up to new vent.

Works great now. Getting a good tight seal was difficult because the area the vent ran was so small.

Replace carcoal filter

  • Customer: Francis from Enfield CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
No problem

Needed New Grease Filters

  • Customer: Isabel from Setauket NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 32 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced Filters very easy to do

missing parts

  • Customer: Zbigniew from Merritt Island FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
replaced

sparks and crackling sounds

  • Customer: Adrian from Tamarac FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just slide the cover up a bit and it comes out. put the new one in place and slide down into place. done that's it.

Timer runs, but no heat.

  • Customer: Joshua from Depoe Bay OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I purchased one relay switch (there are three) took one out one by one and replced it with the new one and tested it each time until it worked. Super easy and saved me hundreds of dollars by doing this myself.

Power, light, and clock work, micro/turntable not working

  • Customer: adam from new orleans LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Much like the other post: 1. Removw vent case on top (3 screws) 2. Remove cover with control buttons (1 screw). 3. Removed bottom relay switch and replaced. Tight working space so be patient. Took 15 minutes Needle nose pliers used to crimp connector onto switch

My wife reported that she saw flames coming up the inner wall of the microwave oven.

  • Customer: David from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I noticed that the scorched and slightly melted plastic was above a little piece of what looked like cardboard, so I did a Google search for "flames in microwave" or something similar and found a link to a DIY repair site that mentioned a tear in the waveguide cover causing that problem. I ordered a replacement from PartSelect, received it in near-new condition, and replaced the old one with the new one in 5 seconds. I then called PartSelect to let them know that the new part had a couple of "wrinkles" in it that I was concerned might cause a problem down the line but that it seemed to be working OK for now. The nice person in customer service told me that I could use the part for the full year of the warranty and return it if a problem arose. I'm very satisfied with the experience!

microwave was sparking

  • Customer: Chad E from Newmarket VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy fix for my microwave. The cover just slips out, no tools needed.The best part about this fix was dealing with PartSelect. I recieved my part in less than 3 days but it was damaged. PartSelect overnighted a repacement and I am back in business.
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