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GLMV169DBD Frigidaire Microwave - Instructions

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Plastic door handle broke at upper screw

  • Customer: Steven from Caledonia MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Used putty knife to unsnap tabs to separate inner trim on top, bottom and handle sides (left the hinge side attached), removed upper and lower screws, replaced handle, reinserted screws (tight fit, big fingers, several dropped screws, one under the stove = 15+ minutes), re-snapped trim

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

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.

Needed New Grease Filters

  • Customer: Isabel from Setauket NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 12 of 38 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced Filters very easy to do

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.

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!

Door and latch would not close and connect to main body

  • Customer: Gregory from Whitewater WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Open existing microwave door, Remove door interior trim, Lift door above hinge holes, Move top hinge pin away from microwave, Move bottom hinge pin away from microwave. Remove replacement door interior trim, Set bottom hinge pin in bottom microwave hinge, Set top hinge pin into top microwave hinge, install door interior trim, close microwave door and check closing. Door would not close completely to allow microwave operation.

cracked handle

  • Customer: Jackie from Fort Smith AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Called an appliance repair service

annual replacement of filter

  • Customer: Carol from Framingham MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband did it by just taking off the panel on the top of the microwave and replace old with new. We cleaned up some of the accumulated grease as well on the microwave. He had a little problem with the screws. We have done this before so no big problem. Thanks

Microwave door handle broken

  • Customer: Greg from Brighton MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After trying to bend parts that do not bend I realized you need to remove the plastic gasket around perimeter of microwave door but leave it loosely hanging on (pry off with screwdriver) With the gasket removed you can fit the door on and the snap the gasket back in place before closing and testing. The door was a perfect fit, it works great. The door will not go on until you remove or bend back that gasket. It's not obvious how or where to remove but just put a screwdriver in there and you'll feel it pop out and it snaps right back in after assembly..
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