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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
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.
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: Google.com/shop for prices and vendors.
Is there any way to adjust a microwave door to keep it from swinging shut once it's open? It's an Electrolux over the range microwave oven.
Have you checked to see if it is setting level? That is often the case with a refrigerator door that will not stay open.
Is this something recently that is happening, or it's always happened?I wonder if the latch is broken.
It sounds like you need new springs
You might need a new door latch assembly
I have the same problem with my front-loading washing machine, and it certainly is a nuisance when putting clothes in or taking them out. Sometimes it's just the nature of the appliance or built that way to conserve energy (closed door = internal light turns off).
it sounds like this is how the appliance is set to operate. Sounds to me like the door latch is not an issue because if it were you would not be able to CLOSE the door and cook your food.
It is possible that you could somehow adjust the springs as someone said. In any event here's an instruction manual on how to adjust/fix the door www.manualslib.com/