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Oven door hinge replacement installation

I have a kitchenaid build in oven. The door will not stay closed tight enough to keep the "close door" light off or the oven light off. I had a repairman fix it one year ago and am having the same problem again. Can I replace the hinges myself? How do I install new hinges on the door?

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  • dwebb66 Mar 22, 2009

    Exactly the same on a KitchAid KEBC107KSS.

  • Fred Goldsmith Apr 15, 2013

    I had the exact same problem and paid A&E Factory service around $500 to fix the door springs problem about 2.5 years ago. Now it's happening again. I wrote to KitchenAid customer service via their website, A rep called today to say they have received similar complaints (she refused to tell me how many) but not enough complaints to make this a "known issue." So they would not repair or replace the 2004-purchased range and offered instead to SELL me a warranty plan for circa $300 that would cover the newly-needed repairs and others for one year. I declined. I've paid enough for and toward this oven (circa $2,400 when new). This is my last KitchenAid appliance ever. It's riduculous KitchenAid/Whirlpool won't stand behind their product. I'm considering a Bosch - Evolution 500 Series 30" Self-Cleaning oven for circa $1,100 from Best Buy. I'll sell the KitchenAid on Craigslist. I installed a Bosch dishwasher the same time as the oven with the kitchen remodel and even though it has a lot more moving parts and gets a lot more use, it's worked perfectly for now 9 years or so.

  • Fred Goldsmith Apr 15, 2013

    Also, KitchenAid says there may be plenty more people who have experienced this problem but since they haven't formally complained to them they don't consider online complaints like these. So, for others' sake, if you have this or any other problem with KitchenAid products, complain to the company and also online on sites like this.


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