How to Repair a Frigidaire Microwave Door Hinge

Before you can begin a cooking cycle on your Frigidaire microwave, the door must be completely shut. In fact, if the door latch isn't snapped shut, the microwave won't function at all. One way a microwave door can cease to function properly is if the hinges are loose or damaged. Tightening the hinges on your microwave door is a task you can perform yourself in a matter of minutes.

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A microwave with a functional door hinge

Step 1

Power off your Frigidaire microwave and unplug the unit.

Step 2

Open the microwave door so you have full access to the hinges.

Step 3

Pop the hinge covers (if there are any) off the door hinges where the door meets the microwave. Do this with the tip of a small flat-head screwdriver.

Step 4

Tighten the exposed hinge screws with your screwdriver. If the hinges are damaged beyond repair, proceed to the next step.

Step 5

Remove the screws on the damaged hinge and fit a new hinge in its place. Purchase a new hinge from Frigidaire or an appliance supply store.

Step 6

Replace the hinge screws and hinge cover.