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CGLMV168KQ1 Frigidaire Microwave - Instructions

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Microwave door window seal damaged.

  • Customer: Freddie from Roanoke VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
The "seal" is a clear plastic sheet that forms the inner most layer of the "window" in the microwave door. If it becomes damaged or doesn't adhere properly, steam and other cooking by-products get inside the door itself. That's what happened in my case. As a result, I had to disassemble the entire door to clean the inside of the glass and other parts. If that cleaning had not been necessary, I could have replaced the seal without disassemblying the door.

To replace the seal, I followed these steps:
1. Used my thumb nail to raise a corner of the old seal.
2. Peeled off the old seal. This leaves a perforated metal layer exposed.
3. Cleaned the metal layer to remove residual adhesive from the old seal.
4. Once the metal layer was dry, my wife and I worked together to peel off the "backing sheet" from the new seal. (One side of the seal has adhesive on it - like the sticky side of tape. After you peal the backing off, the sticky side is exposed.)
5. After we CAREFULLY aligned the seal, I held it while my wife slowly and carefully pressed it into place.

Problems to watch out for:
The seal is shipped "folded". This causes a crease to form in the plastic seal, which makes it difficult, if not impossible to install it without leaving any raised places. Note that raised areas in the center probably just look bad. But, raised areas around the edge may prevent a proper "seal" and result in steam, etc., getting inside the microwave door. I receved two separate seals and both had a crease. PartSelect reps were very nice, but were not able to correct the problem.

light bulb lens cracked

  • Customer: joseph from coram NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
very easy..just use screwdriver to remove lens..be careful, the screw is VERY short so as soon as it loosens, be prepared to catch it ( the screw ) or have something on the stove ( like a plastic bowl ) to catch it if it falls. I lost mine and had to go buy another one.. bend up the metal clips to remove the broken or cracked lens ( the clips are made of a ' soft ' metal so they bend up easily w/ the end of the flat screwdriver )other than that, once the lens is replaced you're back in business....good luck!

Replace the bulb

  • Customer: Gary from McDonough GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew the glass lamp cover and replace the bulb. Very simple. The hardest part was to find the bulb. I looked at my local hardware stores but of course they did not have them. This site was great and easy to order. I looked at 3 other sites before finding this one to be the most simplistic to use.

burned out light bulb

  • Customer: jack from Tustin CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
removed glass lens with screw driver and removed old bulb and screwed in new bulb....replaced the lens.

light lens was cracked and bulb was burned out

  • Customer: Petrick from Frankfort IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used a screwdriver to drop the lens cover and unscrewed the bulb and replaced it. The lens cover was the wrong size do to my own error. I called PartSelect and the gave me a return authorization number. Dealing with partSelect was easy and a pleasure doing business with this company. Will not hesitate doing business with them again.
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