Question about Ovens
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!
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.
Posted on Apr 28, 2008
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.
Posted on Feb 13, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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!
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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...
Posted on Oct 18, 2007
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.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
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.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
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!
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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!
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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
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