Hello, I need to replace the door hinges as the springs have weakened and the oven door is sagging and yes, you've guessed it, it's out of warranty. any instructions or illustrations appreciated as I've contacted three engineers, none of whom are interested in doing the job.
I had exactly the same problem until tonight!
I had nothing to lose so solved it by sheer brute force!
The problem is with the hinges that the door clips into they seem to get very loose. If you can manage to crimp them against metal they won't move and your door will shut properly. This is how I did it.
1. There are a couple of locks (levers) on each hinge open them up and then lift off the door
2. Ensure that there is nothing wrong with the door brackets, tighten the screws on them to ensure they don't move.
3. Fit the door back on to the hinges and with the levers still open(towards the door) push the door against the hinges which bends them tight in position (don't push too hard otherwise you will completely bend the bracket out of shape you just need to do it enough to crimp it in to place and prevent it from moving)
4. Now open the door, push the levers back closed against the hinges and then shut the door. Hopefully it will be a much tighter fit.
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If the hinge is not broken "Check the Springs". They sometimes come off at one end or can be broken. There are 2 one on each hinge. They are strong so be VERY careful. As I remember they have a color code according to how strong that are according to the weight of the oven door. The surest way is to get the MODEL NUMBER from the tag on your oven. The parts store will be able to look up the proper replacement. I may be able to tell you more with a model number for Identification, the oven is likely a Whirlpool Product made for Kenmore. Let me know if you are in New York City area. Hope this helps.
you need to either replace - or get the door hinges replaced, the spring in the hinges has weakened over time, if it is still in warranty, then they should replace them for free, if not, then take the model number to your local f&P dealer and buy new hinges. Remove the door and dismantle the door to gain access to the hinges, undo the 2 screws holding each hinge in place, clean the inside of the glas while apart, reassemble in reverse order.
Most if not all Thermador owners manuals have this outlined in them, however, here you go.
Removing the Oven Door
Fully open the oven door.
Raise the U-clip over the hook on each of the hinges to the "locked" position (see illustration below). This will prevent the hinge from snapping closed when the door is removed.
Grasp the door by the sides toward the back. Raise the front of the door several inches (there will be some spring resistance to overcome because of the hinge being locked). When the front of the door is high enough, you will be able to lift the hinges to clear the indents.
Pull the hinges out of the slots in the oven front frame.
To Replace the Oven Door
Grasp the sides of the door at the center and insert the ends of the hinges into the slots in the oven front frame as far as they will go (see illustration below).
With the door open all the way, lower the two locking clips.
Raise the oven door and make sure that it fits evenly with the front sides.
DOOR HINGE WARNING:
**CAUTION** With the door off, never release the levers and try to close the hinges. Without the weight of the door, the powerful springs will snap the hinges closed with great force.
Let me know how you make out or if anything is unclear. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
Hello- Many ovens use spring-loaded hinges to carry the weight of the door. Over time, these springs weaken or the hinge gets bent just enough to not fully close door. The door gasket can also become flat and stiff, compounding problem. Any small gap releases heated air, and oven will not heat up properly. Replacing the door springs should solve problem.- Thanks -Ed
you'll probably need to replace the whole door and hinges. the internal springs (inside the door) may have failed and allowed the door to drop and damage the hinges. don't believe it's fixable, but is replaceable. at what cost, i can't guess- even if the parts are still available! compare the cost of fixing to the cost of replacing! good luck!
This is a relatively easy fix however you will need to remove the door and it is heavy!
Start by opening the door completely and engage the small "locks" that are at the base of the hinge. This will ensure that the spring loaded hinges do not "spring open" when you remove the door. You then will need to remove the hinges from the door via a series of phillips head screws that hold the hinge assembly in place. The new hinges must be "preloaded" into the Open position using a vise or some means of holding the hinge in place while you use a small section of pipe to provide leverage needed to open the hinge so that the Locks can be engaged.
Once the new hinges are "pre-loaded" and the locks are engaged, you can reverse the procedure to re-install the hinges into the door and re-install the door.
The hinges are commercially avaialble from Applianceparts.com
Hello. Yes I was going to say, it should be hardest to take the covers off, than anything to replace the hinges. Easier to replace the right one if you take a few items out of the way, and move/disconnect some wiring. Just unplug is the biggest thing, should be ok after that. Guess you figured it out by yourself though. Congratulations :)