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Oven Door will not close properly

I believe the springs on my oven door have weakened to the point where the door cannot close completely. The oven light does not go off. Is the solution replacement of the spring?

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Cleaning lady knocked the hinge springs off my oven door, so i'm
trying to figure out how to reattach them.
On My GE44 stove, there is an adjustment for the spring, where it attaches at the bottom (inside the stove), there are several holes the spring can be attached to. (I found his described in a little "Pub. No. 31-0773/SR4034 paper in an envelope taped to the back of the stove)

Doing this while the stove is installed may be a challenge though,
(that's basically the problem i'm having) it would be easy if the stove was upside down.

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Complete door hinge needs to be replaced

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