How does the frame come off the door? I'm having trouble finding the "choke cover". Please help!
Answer The door choke on this model is called the inner frame 8169545. It is removed by using a thin edged screwdriver and working it around the edges until you get it unsnapped all the way around. This part is usually damaged even by a professional technician when it is removed as it is snapped on by clips on both sides of the two edges of the door choke. As a technician, if the door has to be removed, I don't go to the customers' home until I have one in hand. If I did manage to get it removed without damage, I could always send the part back. By having the part with me, if it did break, this would save a second trip for the one issue.
I can't seem to find the choke cover to access the door pins to replace the outer frame.
Answer Hello Chris,
For some reason on this model they are calling the door choke an inner frame 8169545.
do you have instructions for taking off the outer door panel and replacing? How hard is that process?
Answer Walter, Here's some basic information that should get you through the repair : " 1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power. 2. Open the microwave oven door. 3. Pry the choke cover away from the top door pin, and remove the top pin from the pivot bracket. Lift the door off the bottom bracket, and remove it. 4. Place the oven door front side down on a padded surface. 5. Remove the choke screws from the door frame.6. Starting at the top right corner, pry the choke cover out with a putty knife, and unsnap it from the choke. Only remove the top, bottom and right sides of the choke cover at this time. You will remove the handle end of the choke cover later. 7. Starting at the top edge of the door near the center and working clockwise, use a putty knife, and pry the latching tabs of the choke out of the door frame slots. Lift the choke as you release the tabs so they do not snap back into the slots. NOTE: When you reach the handle side of door,
pull both the choke and the choke cover away from the door frame, and then separate the two components. 8. To remove the door switch actuators from the choke, remove the screw from each actuator. REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reinstall the door on the oven, insert the top pin into the pivot bracket and press down on the pin until it snaps into place. Good Luck and Thanks