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36 inch Therm range. Oven door won't close all the way. Leaves about a 1/4 or so gap. Door is not vertical. Can you adjust this and how? Model PRG 36 EG Thermador gas range.

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Hi,

The oven door won't close If your oven door has gotten bent or warped (maybe you rested something heavy on it…), you need to remove the door, disassemble it, and straighten it. You can lift most oven doors off of their hinges by opening the door several inches to its first "stop," and lifting the entire door straight up.

If the hinges have become worn, damaged, or bent, you probably need to replace them. We recommend replacing both hinges at the same time, to prevent uneven wear of the undamaged hinge.

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