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Oven door does not close

Hi, my oven door does not close... i am able to take off the door, but i do not know how to access inside the latch where the door hinge would attach... i think i may be missing a spring or a hinge may be broken... can you help... thanks...

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    the lower oven door on my jenn-air double oven does not close completely causing the light to stay on and the annoying buzzer to sound

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    Both lower and upper oven doors of my Jenn-Air double wall oven (JJW9827DDS) will not close all of the way. Heat escapes while cooking and the light stays on all of the time. When you push it closed tight, it just springs back open. I have had the hinge springs replaced twice on this unit. It works for a while, then the problem returns. How can I fix this problem permenantly?

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    bd31 oven door hinge moun dropped inside casing. how do i retrieve it?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Door won't close properly



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Remove the side panel and you will have an access to it. Good luck !!

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