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Oven door not closing

I have a frigidaire oven ( freestanding range) and over Xmas noticed that the oven did not seem hot enough- on inspection I found that the door does not close properly to seal. I have to wedge a chair against it to make oven light go out when not using.
I saw somewhere on this website that it could be the door lock latch...this does stick out a little.

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I was having the same problem with my frigidaire oven door. I was thinking that it was the seal getting in the way at first, but then I realized that the hinges needed to be repositioned. I wasn't in the mood for that kind of reengineering, so I came up with a better solution. Magnets. Not those **** fridge magnets either. Neodymium magnets. Place them on the upper part of the inside of the door, near the door lock (outside of the seal). You'll only need about three or four depending on the size. (get the fatest ones you can). If you know a computer geek you might be able to get a few free magnets from an old hard drive. I used five of these and I can just about pull the oven out of it's place while trying to open the door. The onhly problem is that heat destroys magnets and I can't say how long these will last because I just figured this out tonight.

Posted on Jan 25, 2011

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