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Adjusting Microwave Door Hinges

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Adjusting the hinges on small appliances such as a microwave may occasionally be necessary. This is a guide about adjusting microwave door hinges.


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March 3, 2009

Does anyone know how to adjust the door hinges on a Frigidaire Microwave oven Mod# FMV156DB,DS,DQ,Em. The oven doesn't work unless I raise the door manually once its closed.

bufcopper from Buffalo, NY

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful
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The only safe answer is to take the oven to a shop that repairs these ovens. If the door is crooked enough that it's not engaging the interlock properly when shut, you likely have a microwave leak too. Nuke the food, not your face.

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August 25, 20100 found this helpful
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My microwave oven only works if I push the door up 1/2 millimeter. Packaging tape across the gap holds the door in the "sweet spot". This is certainly due to a loose or defective latch sensor, not the door. One of two switches may be bad - same part number: 5304440026, which is an Omron "D3V-16G-3C25" micro switch. The Panasonic substitute is J61414T00AP. Also see: for prices and vendors.

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