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My oven door wouldn't close completely (about 1/2" gap)and left the oven light on. I replaced the door hinges, and it worked beautifully for 2 days. Something happened and now the door stays open about 2 inches and, when opening completely, it drops down beyond where it normally sits. I don't know if the new hinges are defective or if something else may be causing this issue.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Oven door stays slightly open

The unit may be out of plumb ( square to the floor ). I suggest you get a level and make sure the stove/oven is level and if it's not, there are some levelers ( where legs would be on the bottom ) that can be adjusted with needle nose pliers or a cresent wrench. If this doesn'e work, you may have some hinges sprung and need to replace them. Good Luck
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Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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Hi , the oven dorr needs ajustment , lose some attachement bolts ,then close the clearance will shut , so open gently and tightened the bolts.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Oven door will not close completely stays open

Hinges may need to be replaced. Rule of thumb, if one is changed, change the other as well. Also try WD40 open and close continuously, it may be stuck. But you will eventually have to change the hinges. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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this sounds as though the hinges are worn this might help http://www.apart4u.co.uk/video-tutorials.html

Posted on Jan 12, 2010

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Hello- You are on the right track. The hinge assemblies are 'sprung' or bent out of shape. Replacing them is pretty easy, so you can do it yourself. Four screws on each side. Be careful, these springs can snap closed and bite ya. Use the little pins that come with the new set to lock hinge so this doesn't happen. Let me know if this info helps- have more if needed- Thanks- Ed 

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Replacing the hinges is risky because you need to be 100% sure the new hinges go back in the exact spot the old ones were.

Otherwise, there might be leakage, which can lead to arcing and possible fire.

The exploded view / parts list is here.

If the hinges are not secure, the door may slip, which can cause leakage or failure to operate correctly.

Also, there is a bulletin about these regarding the door locking _closed_ but maybe it's applicable in this case, too.

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KitchenAid & Whirlpool Electric Wall Ovens And Dual Fuel Range

MODELS: KEBC101K, KEBC107K, KEBC141K, KEBC147K, KEBC171K, KEBC177K, KEBC206K, KEBC207K, KEBC208K, KEBC247K, KEBC276K, KEBC277K, KEBC278K, YKEBC107K, YKEBC177K, YKEBC208K, YKEBC278K GBD277PD, GBD307PD, YGBD307PD, GMC275PD, GMC305PD, RBD245PD, RBD275PD, RBD276PD, RBD305PD, RBD306PD, RBD307PD, AND KDRP407HS

PRODUCTS BUILT BETWEEN CODE DATES: XP22 - XP29

CONCERN: Error Code "F5 E1" or "F5 E7" (door latch not unlocking the door after self-clean cycle).

CAUSE: This problem is caused by defective material in the core of the solenoid on the door latch. The solenoid works properly at normal temperatures, and at the beginning of a self-clean cycle. However, when heated, the plastic core binds the metal plunger, and will not allow it to unlock at the end of a cycle. Once cooled, the solenoid will again work properly. When a technician inspects the solenoid while it is cool, it will function normally.
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