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I have a Simpson Atlas Apollo oven, but the oven door won't close tight, can the hinges be adjusted or will I need new ones, they look fine?

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The springs in the hinges are probably tired. There is no adjustment you need to buy new hinges for about $50 for a set. Changing the hinges is a fairly simple operation for a person of average dexterity. I've just done the job on our oven.

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