How to Replace Oven Door Hinges


Door hinges on oven doors can sometimes become bent or broken. When this happens, it is necessary to replace the hinges. You can accomplish this task in just a few hours. Before you start, remember to
disconnect the power supply if working on an electric stove, such as a Maytag or similar model, and move the stove away from the wall so you have complete access to both sides of the oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Socket wrench set
  • Screwdriver
  • Open the oven door and grasp the sides with one hand on each side. Lift the door up to remove it from the hinges. Set the door out of the way.

  • Remove the range top by unscrewing the attaching bolt on the front door flange with a socket wrench. The screws are located in the upper corners, where the door closes.

  • Slide the top of the range forward about 6 inches from the control panel. Locate the wiring harness from the range top to the control panel. Disconnect it by pushing in on the plastic tab and pulling it apart. Grasp the top panel with both hands and lift it from the stove. Set it aside in a safe place.

  • Remove the screws on the rear edge of each side panel that connects the side to the rear of the stove. Also remove the screw on each end cap of the control with a screwdriver. Lift the side panel up, removing it from the key hole tabs on the front, and set to the side.

  • Remove the two hex head screws that attach the hinge to the front of the oven using a socket wrench. They are located above and below the hinge.

  • Install the new hinges by attaching them with the hex head screws.

  • Line up the side panel with the front panel key hole and set it in place. Attach the side panel to the rear of the stove with the attaching screws and reattach the console ends with a single screw on each side.

  • Place the top panel back on the oven. Connect the control panel wires to the range top by pushing the connector back together. Slide the top panel back into position.

  • Secure the top panel by reattaching the screws under the front flange. Open the ends of the hinges with your finger at about a 45 degree angle. Set the door in the hinges and close the door.

  • Reconnect the power to the range and slide the range back into its position.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always disconnect an electrical appliance before making any repairs.

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