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Whirlpool oven door

I had to pull my oven out to paint behind it. When I did the oven dor came partially off . When I tried to replace it the whole door came off and now I canot get it back on. The hinges have springs which I have pried open and put dowels in to hold them open while I tried to reattach the door but it still would not go on and eventually the hinges clamp shut with enough force to take your finger off. I really don't want to pay a repair person to come and reattach the door and I don't want to get a new oven if I don't have to. I am very frustrated by this and have wasted hours trying to get my door back on-not to mention I can't cook. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    Manual talks about putting a pin through the hinge before removing. Did not do that and there is no "hole punched out" where the diagram says the pin should go. Cannot put oven door back on. No support from Customer Serice at Whirlpool. Myrna adams myrna40@bellsouth.net

  • muymajo99 Mar 01, 2008

    In removing my oven door, I cannot get it to go back in. It has sit on top of the burners for the last couple of days. Help!

  • sandie_d May 26, 2008

    Imanaged to get my oven door off the hinge on one side. My husband tried to get it back on and ended up pulling the door completely off, We can't get it back on and we can not affoed a pfoffessional to come out and put it back on for us. My husband is 65 years old and very un-helpful around the home. Please give me a simple way to fix it myself. I would call a neighbor, but he is very jealous and I can't see me calling a neighbor and him being so mean to them.

  • adamangie Jun 01, 2008

    my oven door came off on one side and I can not get it back on

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

     Put a piece of wood to keep it open. Didn't find any pinholes. I did it one clamp after the other.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    awsome - the force on the hinge actually bent a steel nail so be carefull

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    need to get door off so i can get a new 1 so what do i do?

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    polarman4 Feb 16, 2013

    awesome help!! spen and hour throwing screwdrivers and screaming and cussing,read this,and spent more time looking for nails than it took to put the door back on!! thank you so much!!

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    leeann stevens Jan 14, 2014

    THANK YOU!

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Push the hinges out till they click once. At this point, get your nails or screws ready. Use a screw driver and wedge the hinges further apart. When you see the hole in the hinge appear, put the nail in it to hold it open. With both done, drop door in place; open door slightly, and remove nails.

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  • kerseysangel Mar 13, 2011

    Thank you very much for your help. We struggled and gave up hope and was ready to call a repair man thinking we had messed up entirely until I googled the question and found your sight. I can't thank you enough for the solution as it saved us some gray hair and a service call.

  • joemcgovern1
    joemcgovern1 Oct 15, 2012

    Awesome, Thank you. Easy fix once I knew what to do! Before that, t was bad.

  • haplocom
    haplocom Feb 21, 2013

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Like every one else, after an hour of struggling,we looked it up-pryed the "hinges" farther than we thought we could nd there were the holes! A few big nails fit right in and our oven is cooking again!.

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    leeann stevens Jan 14, 2014

    THANK YOU!!

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I had the EXACT same problem as cabinrn. But I also found the solution about 5 minutes ago!!!! (After about an hour of trying to get the door back on and almost losing my finger multiple times.)

After prying open the hinges one at at time, using a towel wrapped around them for extra grip, I put a screw in each of the holes that are meant for the mysterious pins. I figured they could withstand the strength of the spring. This time when I tried putting the door back on the springs went right into place. The key is making sure you have these little metal pieces ( I have no idea how to describe them, sorry.) They don't look like they do much, but they are the only thing that holds the hinge in place so that it doesn't snap closed again. Once I put those back in, I opened the oven door, the screws I used to hold open the springs fell out and the door was re-attached.

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  • renael44 Jan 03, 2011

    I, like many others tried and tried to get the oven door back on to no avail. This idea of using small but thick screws kept the hinges open and the door went back into place with no problems. Thanks zgirl!!

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For a Whirlpool Gold model GR673LXSQ go to http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Use%20and%20Care%20Guide%20-%209763001.pdf and look at the directions on page 28.

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USE #3!!!!! After an hour of struggling and almost losing his finger...not to mention the new words I learned, my husband tried the nail idea in Solution #3 and two minutes later, our range door is back on! Wooohooo! He says I'm his hero for googling and finding the answer to our problem. Actually Warrenj (solution #3) is the hero! Thanks!

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The oven door can usually be removed by pulling it straight up off the hinges on both sides of the door. Some hinges have a latch that must be unlocked before the door can be removed..Fixing is just the other way around...

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Our oven did not have the "magic nail hole". So I removed the screws at the top of the door which holds the to layers of door together. Next I took Channel Lock pliers and pulled the springs up and out to release them (use caution it is springs after all). Then I easily put the hinge in the door. Then pull the spring back into place with the door 3/4 closed. Last put the two top screws and handle back together and finished.

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Thank you. I had the same problem, one of the hinges clamped shut when I had taken the door off to clean. I managed to prise it back open with the claw of a hammer and pull the clamp forward to stop it shutting again.

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Was moving stove and over door came off. 3 of us tried for 1 hour trying to get it back on. Thanks to Solution #3, I did it by myself in 2 minutes. Let's hear it for the internet. Woooooo!

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I have a Whirlpool range without the holes in the hinges. I found the manual, and was told to take the door off (KEEP YOUR HANDS AWAY FROM THE HINGES, THEY WILL BITE!!!), put the top of the door in first,then put the hinges and apply sllight pressure to each side of the door as you pull up on the door, keeping it high and tight, after a couple of tries my wife got it to drop in place. Hope this helps someone!

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I testified that the pin works great. I just spent 2 mintues to fix it.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

On my oven you there is a small piece that is on the hinge itself that you must open with your finger when the door is on the oven to take it off. If your stove came off on one side like mine then it is easier to remove the door completely. Look at the hinge close to the door you will see a piece that can be pulled up. You must pull the hinge down and then open these peaces into place they will hold the hinge in place. Be careful the springs are strong. I used a channel lock to open the hinge. Then you just simply pick up the door and place it back on the oven. You must open the door all the way and then put the peaces back into place and your done

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

The nails worked like a charm! Thank you for posting this advice. I'm sure we would have wasted a lot of time attempting to fix this had I not had the forthought to look it up on this site!

Posted on May 31, 2008

Used solution no. 3, worked like a charm, if it took 5 minutes, it took a lot. Put the door over the edge of a table so the hammer can fully open hinge in 1 stroke. Nail works great, once installed they come right out. I played with door for 2 hrs, after internet search 5 minutes, should have looked first.

Posted on May 22, 2008

The solution above is perfect. If you use a pry bar, or the claws of a hammer, rather than a screwdriver it is very easy to pry the hinges open till you see a small hole where a small nail can be placed. Then the door pops right in!

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  • pamslp7 Jun 26, 2011

    Thank you so so much! I had my two mechanical engineers working on it with frustration until they said Google it!!! It was in in less than 2 minutes! Thank you so much!! We still have fingers and are ready for happy baking!

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