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GLMV169DBD Frigidaire Microwave - Instructions

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Our old microwave oven door latch broke (plastic tabs which held the locking mechanism in place). Repair was impractical. A new door assembly was required.

  • Customer: Luther from Moneta VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I simply followed instructions provided with the replacement door. A butter knife was used to gently pry open the panel enclosing the inside of the door. Removing the panel exposed the pins holding the door on its supports. Once the old door was lifted off, a similar operation with the new door allowed it to be set in place. The inside panel was gently snapped back into place and - bingo - job finished in about 5 minutes! (In all fairness, I had learned how to remove the inside door panel while diagnosing the problem with the old one. That probably saved me 10-15 minutes on the final repair.)

microwave sounded like a serios short when turned on

  • Customer: Tony from Smithtown NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the keypad panel,then plugged it back in,turned it on for 2 seconds so I can see where the spark was comming from,saw it was the capacitor, unpluged it while it was on so the voltage would drain,took out the capacitor ordered it a few days later,put it back in, now the wife is happy,and when she is happy,I'm happy :-)

Door handle broke

  • Customer: Janet from Medina OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Pried off the inner molding around the door to access screws. Attached new handle. reattached molding. Very easy

Needed New Grease Filters

  • Customer: Isabel from Setauket NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 14 of 41 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced Filters very easy to do

Old door broken from excessive teenager use.

  • Customer: Scott from Harlem GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I bought the door assembly online while in Afghanistan. My wife who has no mechanical ability installed the door in less than 15 min. She used a flathead screwdriver to gently pry open the hinges (they returned to their original position afterward) by applying pressure on the bottom hinge and removed the old door. Repeat to put the new one on. Most of the time was figuring out how to get the old door off.

the transformer started to smoke very badly while in use

  • Customer: Dwight from Galesburg IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the cover and was able to see the burned up transformer. I removed the transformer and did a yahoo search for the part. I found you guys and ordered the part. the part arrived as advertised and I installed it. The microwave has been working now for 2 weeks. One word of advice make sure to use masking tape and mark the wire hookup locations. I used my Blackberry movie as well before I removed the old transformer. I was able to see the wire hookup locations when it was time to reinstall.

We're stuck

  • Customer: Sarah from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We've been unable to repair...were stuck at how to remve the screws adn insert the new handle. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. We have been unable to repair.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Dan from Bella Vista AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy repair. I popped of the inside plastic door cover with a putty knife, removed screws to old handle, inserted new handle and reinserted screws and plastic cover. It was that simple. The complete job took me under 3 minutes.

Door broken

  • Customer: Michael from Carlyle IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new door is slightly different than the one I replaced. To install the new door, I had to remove the plastic "frame" on the new door with a small flat head screwdriver. Then, I could easily mount the door to the hinges on the microwave. Once on the microwave, I clicked the frame back into the door and it was good as new!

Broken door handle.

  • Customer: Matt from Uniontown OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Piece of cake. Pryed the cover off of the back of the door with a flat head screwdriver and then screwed in the new handle.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: Lorenza from Philadelphia PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Slipped the screw driver flat tip along the plastic strip near the latch inside of door to pry off the plastic cover to expose the screws holding on the door. Removed 2 screws and replaced handle less than 15 minutes.

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.

Microwave would not heat

  • Customer: David from Findlay OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Determining the root cause was fairly simple - but one should always identify the basic repair part first that may be the root cause - in this order - Diode - HV Capacitor - Magnetron due to costs of fixing the issue. I found that after replacing the two major components it may have been just the Diod/Rectifier a low coat resolution - but one never knows if the issue was one or many problems that wouldn't allow the Microwave to heat. The team at PartSelect was very helpful and was able to expidite the Magnetron to my residence to start the repair process KUDO's to the Customer Service Team!

Microwave door handle busted off (at top of handle)

  • Customer: Todd from Parker CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as 1-2-3! Removed door from unit (top right hinge has an easy small lock that simply "snaps out" with a standard screwdriver. Placed door face down on table. Removed outer (perimeter) frame with standard screw driver, by plying up. Removed the two screws (to the handle) from the backside of door with a Phillips screwdriver. Replaced with the new door handle and repeated the above steps in reverse. Done.

broken plate in microwave

  • Customer: Jane from Edgar WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced plate, only frustration is the plate was 1/3 the cost of our microwave new!
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