I think I have the same problem as: Amy, Joseph W, Morgan S, Rose, Tony M. Do these symptoms indicate the same switch problem for our Frigidaire (by Electrolux) Gallery Series model GLEB27M9EQA? I had a repair service fix these same symptoms six months ago by replacing the latch hook AP5185019. Well, the problem returned. Was this a switch problem all the time? Looking for some advice, so that it STAYS fixed this time. Thank you!
Answer WebPoppy8, Microwave door switches don't usually go "bad" that soon, or in that short a period, unless there are loose wire harness connections or voltage spikes. The most common issue is the Latch Hook assembly 5304483410, these components have a tendency to get loose and "shift" on the cabinet frame, then the door latch hook can't activate the switch(s) properly. You may also want to check the door hinges to make sure there are no worn out or bent hinge pins allowing the door to shift. In most cases, you can add a "star" washer under the mounting screw head, to help keeps the latch hook assembly from shifting and causing the misalignment.
First, how do I remove the Microwave oven from the wall mount with spacers on each side? Second, how do I replace the relay switch (part # 53004440026)?
To remove the unit from the wall mount, there are 2 screws inside the upper cabinet that you would remove. This will require 2 people to do. While one person holds in place the other will remove the screws in the cabinet that go into the top of the unit. Once the screws are removed you will be able to roll the microwave down in the front then lift up on the back to remove from the bracket. If there is side trim that will not allow the microwave to be removed then the trim would need to be removed first. Once the microwave is removed from the wall you will remove the air grill and remove the outer cabinet of the unit. This will give you access to the switches to be able to replace them.
Please, how do I replace in detail frigidaire microwave part # 5304440026 on series #FGMV174KF thanks
To access the door switches, you will need to disconnect the power cord from the wall. Once this is done, you will need to remove the screws holding it in the installation spot. When you have the screws out and pull the unit down from installation, you will then want to remove the cabinet of the unit. With the cabinet and control panel removed you will be able to access the switches to replace them.
The door on the microwave won't stay closed. Is there suppose to be two switches for the door latch to hook on to?
Answer Tami, There are several switches involved, but the switches probably aren't the issue. First check and make sure the door latch on the door is operating and moving up and down as designed. Then you'll need to remove power to the microwave, remove the front vent cover, and the screw that retains the control panel to the front of the microwave, lift up on the panel to disengage the retainer tabs. mounted to the left side of the opening you'll find the 5304440289 latch hook and door switch assembly, close the door and make sure the door latch tabs 5304440314 enter the slots and activate the door switches and latch hook assembly completely. It may be as simple as an adjustment of the latch hook assembly.
Problem microwave doesn't power up. There is power in the outlet. Changed bottom switch out because the time would run but the motor wouldn't.
You will want to check your thermal fuses and the buss fuse on the unit for continuity. The thermal fuses should have continuity. If not then you would need to replace the fuse.