A damaged oven door hinge can make it difficult to open and close the door. Fortunately, you won't have to hire a service professional to fix the problem. Don't buy a replacement hinge before removing the old one. You should remove the hinge and take it to the hardware store to make sure that you get an exact replacement. An exact match will get you a perfect fit when you install the new hinge.
Things You'll Need
- Screwdriver (optional)
- Safety goggles
- Safety gloves
- Replacement hinge
Open the oven door partially. Grasp the sides of the door firmly and pull the door up and off of the hinges. In older ovens, the hinges will be attached to the oven door with screws. If you find these screws, remove them with a screwdriver before lifting the door off of the hinges.
Open the storage drawer at the bottom of the oven to access the unexposed end of the hinges. Unscrew the hinge to be replaced from the oven frame. Unhook the spring from the hinge, wearing safety goggles and gloves in case the spring slips loose.
Screw the replacement hinge to the oven frame and attach the spring.
Slide the oven door down onto the hinges in the partway open position. Push down firmly on the door to reattach it to the hinges. If you unscrewed the hinges from the door, replace the screws.
- "How to Fix Everything for Dummies"; Gary and Peg Hedstrom and Judy Ondrla Tremore; 2005
- "New Fix-it-Yourself Manual"; Reader's Digest; 1996
- Photo Credit oven image by Evgeny Rodionov from Fotolia.com
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