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PLMVZ169GCC Frigidaire Microwave - Instructions

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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
  • 39 of 52 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.

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
  • 19 of 29 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
  • 14 of 16 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
  • 16 of 23 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 19 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
  • 6 of 7 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.

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 7 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.

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 :-)

Needed New Grease Filters

  • Customer: Isabel from Setauket NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 14 of 42 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.

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!

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!

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

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
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