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Oven door not sealing?

The door just doesn't appear to close with enough force to keep it tight. I have to cookmost everything for 15-30 minutes longer the called for. Cookies themselves have to stay in for 5-7 min longer. I already replaced the seal but it still does not work right. Electrolux is useless. Any suggestions? I even tried closing the oven door with a peice of paper in the door. When the door is closed the paper pulls out with no resistence..telling me I have a bad seal.

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  • ned7040 Jan 02, 2009

    Does the part where the piece of paper pulls out without resistance make sense? It should not do that correct?

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These doors have springs to shut them. If you can figure out how to get to the springs usually you will see that one is either unhooked or unattached at one end. If broken on the end bend another hook into it and add a pice of wire long enough to make up the broken difference. 

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  • Thomas F. Schneider Jan 02, 2009

    Correct; a piece of paper should not easily pull out, but you have to have a force on tha seal .Is the door easy to open? You can feel the seal and if it is still flexable and not torn is is likly ok. If it is stiff,then you are correct , it needs replacment. 

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