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FIXED Frigidaire Gallery - door switch not allowing microwave to cook

gtnos

Premium Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2012
Messages
16
Location
Oklahoma
Model Number
FGMV174KFB
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
1-5 years
built January of 2012. Was working fine, now when you close the door the light stays on and it will not cook. If I push door in and wiggle it around a bit, i will hear a click and light will go off, allowing it to cook. However, if I let go of door, it stops cooking and light comes back on. Looking in the bottom door catch hole on the oven I see a little red push switch. If I push it with a screwdriver, I get a similar click.

is the switch bad or door out of adjustment or what?

also, this is built in over oven model, how do I unplug it?

and do you have anything that shows how this thing comes apart?

thanks guys!
 

gtnos

Premium Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2012
Messages
16
Location
Oklahoma
Well, after popping off the inner door panel I found the issue. the "hook" that holds the door spring on had broke off. The bad news is that the hook is built into the door. So im thinking ill need a whole new door.

anyone know where I can buy one?

thanks!
 

gtnos

Premium Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2012
Messages
16
Location
Oklahoma
nevermind. i googled the door frame.... $150-190 bucks!!!! :(


before dropping that kind of coin, I found another location on the door frame to drill a very small hole and attach the latch spring. after stretching the spring just a tad so it wouldnt be under too much pressure, I reassembled the door and for now... it is working. hopefully it holds or I will be out $$$ for a new door.

might I add that this IMHO is a horrible design to have one very small and thin plastic hook for the latch spring. I bet im not the only one who has had this issue.
 

jeff1

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Messages
24,046
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Yupper, see this once in a while now :(

jeff.
 
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