Question about Kenmore 40494 / 40495 / 40499 Electric Single Oven
Im finding that the doors are getting warped and not closing all the way so please check to see if door is getting closed all the way.
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
Heat causes metal to expand. Expanding metal can make contact with other objects, like a ground that completes a circuit. Take the lamp assembly apart and check for exposed conductors. Also, check the door switch. If it is heating up and something within the switch is expanding then the switch may be closing due to heat. With the door open puch the switch all the way in and see if the light goes off. If it does then replace the switch.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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May 19, 2015 | Kenmore 47783 Electric Single Oven
The issue with those Thermador wall oven and freestanding range doors ( especially on the freestanding "professional" line ) is the weight of the door is so great, the hinge will actually move slightly over time, other times the entire hinge will need to be replaced.
This is what I'd recommend ( also official Thermador remedy, rest assured as I am a authorized factory trained Thermador service provider ) before pronouncing the hinges need replacing though.
**This does require a somewhat involved repair, so if you don't feel completely comfortable or have any reservation to trying this, please call in an local authorized Thermador ( B/S/H/ ) service provider.**
Recommendation: Adjust the door box hinge per instructions below.
1. Pull the oven away from the wall about 12".
2. Remove the hinge box cover plates.
3. Remove the vertical side trim piece. It covers one of the screws that must be loosened.
4. Loosen the 4 screws that secure the hinge box.
5. Place a rolled up dishtowel at the bottom of the door and close the door and apply light pressure to the door while re-tightening the four screws.
See fig below
6. Re-install the hinge box covers & side trims.
7. Re-install and secure the oven.
That should do it, ( or as stated, improve the situation ) if the hinges are too far gone they will need to be replaced unfortunately.
Let me know if you require further assistance or if indeed this solved your problem.
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