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GE ZET1038 Oven Door Won't Close

My GE Monogram ZET1038 Oven door does not close all of the way.  It closes about 95%, but does not appear to have the spring to pull the door all the way closed.  The oven still works however.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    i have tried to adjust this oven door also but cannot.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    Exactly the same problem, and can't find our book. Somebody please help.

  • jkgremer Jan 11, 2009

    We got the door off - here is how - open the oven door slightly approximately 2 inches and pull straight up. No screws to loosen, lock handle, etc, it comes right off.... Now what - I am going to see if there is an adjustment screw then put the door back on... Same problem, but at least we can see it a little better.

  • KCC1986 Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem on the equivalent doors on a double oven. We are on our fourth service call to replace the hinges. The service techs tell us that the hinges are not properly designed for the weight of the doors and as a result will not pull the door closed. My next step is to file suit against GE for a defective product.

  • pookiesf Mar 14, 2009

    I posted the original problem with my oven. There doesn't seem to be a solution to this problem. It unfortunate there is no solution. Will keep checking....

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barkencoa
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SOURCE: top oven door will not close..appears left hinge

The problem will be caused the hinge spring being broken or weak.
The only solution is to replace both oven door hinges to ensure a satisfactory repair.
Trust this helps with your problem.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

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SOURCE: oven door does not close

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

Posted on Jun 05, 2006

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SOURCE: Oven door does not close

One of the springs fell off or the door hinge assembly sprin out.

Posted on Jun 10, 2007

textonor
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SOURCE: my oven doors wont close all the way

When the door came open you may have bent the hinges. Open the door fully and it should stop at 90 degrees. If lower than that, then the hinges are bent and will need replaced. Also you may look at the install directions and see if your model shows removing the door. If it is removable for install, you can try removing and reinstalling the door. It is possible with removable doors for them to slide up during install and then they are out of alignment for closing. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: oven door does not close

I had the same problem. The first time the Tech. came out, put a new hinge in and it held until Nov. 07. ( 8 months ). Then the left hinge brakes when I opend the door and it crashes to the floor. Bending the right hinge and the metal doorliner. Jan.7,08 everything was fixed. On 1/11 after no more then 10 openings & closings the hinge broke again. This time I heard the crack of the braking metal after opening the door 2 inches. It now sits in my kitchen propped-up with a stick, waiting for the repairman. I am sorry I have no solution , but there must be a problem with the hinges. I forgot to tell you that it started with a door that did not close, like yours.
Ingrid

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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