How to Put the Oven Door Back on a Kenmore Range

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To deep-clean your oven, you may want to remove the door. Removing the door is the easy part; putting it back on can be a bit tricky because the hinges are spring-loaded and very tight. Here's how to put the door back on a Kenmore Range oven.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 nails
  • 2 shims or two 2 by 4s to use as wedges
  • Pull hinges up to open them. You may need something such as a wooden spoon to give you some leverage.

  • Place nails in holes, one on each hinge. When the hinge is open about halfway, you should see the hole. This will hold the hinge open.

  • Place the door 4 to 5 inches from the closed position, making sure the hinges engage the two pins in the oven.

  • Slowly open the oven door, making sure the hinges are engaged.

  • Remove the nails.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some hinges will lock into place, eliminating the need for the nails.

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