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GLMV169DBD Frigidaire Microwave - Instructions

All installation instructions for GLMV169DBD parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the microwave repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the GLMV169DBD
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handle broke

  • Customer: Sandra from Wantagh, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Separated the two elements on the front door. Then inserted the new handle and reconnected the front door. It was an easy installation.

Microwave would not turn on

  • Customer: Jacob from Ludowici, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
To determine which switch was bad, I removed all three switches from microwave. I used a D-cell battery taping two pieces of wire to the POS and NEG ends. Tape the POS end of wire to a flashlight bulb's bottom tip. Tape or twist the NEG end to the bottom of the switch. Connect another piece of wire to the top of switch and touch the side of the flashlight bulb with the other end of the wire; the bulb should come on. Depress the red button on the switch and the light should go out. The switch is good if this occurs. If light does not come on or the bulb does not got out once the red button is depressed, the switch is bad. Now you have determined which switch to order for replacement.

Needed New Grease Filters

  • Customer: Isabel from Setauket, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 25 of 70 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
  • 4 of 7 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.

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 5 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

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 6 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.
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