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Oven door will not seal at top.

The oven door will not seal all the way at the top. Which lets heat out and brown stain on top of door. Is there a way to ajust the hinges.

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  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    look at the hinges closely and see if there two bars they are the hinge locks make sure they are in the fully unlocked position pulled up and locked in a 90 degree position on the door hooks check the oven door seal look at the top to see if there is an indentation where the seal is engaging the oven cavity the heat may be coming the vents in the oven door



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Ours does the same thing. The problem with ours is the seal at the bottom of the door, keeping it from closing all the way. It's pretty much burnt into an out-of-place position, which causes the top of the door to gap since it's not closing tight.

Posted on May 25, 2008

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The same thing with mine. I took apart the door today and found the hinges a little bent. I think it should be ok to bent them the opposite way a little with some mole grips......and then I must remember not to move the stove out for cleaning by the oven door handle again (oops).
Door comes off (unlock hinges and lift up). undo 4 screws on the bottom edge and then two on the inside of the door handle then it comes apart - beware as it's heavy. The hinges themselves come off with two screw each.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008


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