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I self cleaned the oven for 4 hours and it worked great. I decided to take the front glass off to clean inside it. it was quite dirty inside and the self clean did not effect it. Once I put everything back together, I could not close the oven door as the oven lock was either in the wrong position or was out too far. I did not disturb the latch when I cleaned the door except to take apart the "U" shaped catch in the door. This is held together with 2 screws. I have tried everything, but cannot get the door to close. I feel like cutting off the catch and forget about the self clean as we have to use the oven. Any help would be appreciated. Regards Rick

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  • corvetteseas Jul 13, 2010

    I self cleaned the oven for 4 hours and it worked great. I decided to take the front glass off to clean inside it. it was quite dirty inside and the self clean did not effect it. Once I put everything back together, I could not close the oven door as the oven lock was either in the wrong position or was out too far. I did not disturb the latch when I cleaned the door except to take apart the "U" shaped catch in the door. This is held together with 2 screws. I have tried everything, but cannot get the door to close. I feel like cutting off the catch and forget about the self clean as we have to use the oven. Any help would be appreciated. Regards Rick

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Did you flip those levers that hold the hinges into place?
I have a oven repair manual from whirlpool that shows the hinges on the oven and the correct position:

WHIRLPOOL LATE MODEL OVEN REPAIR MANUAL

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The procedure to Disassembling the door is as follows:-- 1. Set the oven door wide open. 2. Lift the hinge jumpers with your thumb and index fingers, then turn them fully outwards to the end of stroke. 3. Turn the door towards the closure position and lay it on the jumpers: in this way the hinge's spring is blocked. By fully closing the door the hinges are unhooked from the connection slits which are integral with the oven muffle. 4) Re-assemble the door by carrying-out the aforesaid operations in the opposite order. Disassembling of the door glasses:-- for your safety, before removing the glasses you should remove the oven door. To facilitate the cleaning, after having removed the door from the oven, you can proceed with the disassembly of the glass. Release the two upper blocks so that the glass can be removed. After the cleaning you should reassemble the glass, replace the blocks and lock into position. Check that all components have been assembled correctly and than you can re-assemble the door onto the oven. check fig:-- For more help click this link directly. The model and brand is different in the picture but the procedure to assemble the door is similar to your model http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.aspx?ModelID=1015781&ModelNum=plef398aca&ManufactureID=4&Selected=QN7WQCV6&Position=1&mfg=Frigidaire&Type=Appliance&Mark=3 Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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  • corvetteseas Jul 13, 2010

    Thanks, but I need to solve the problem that I cannot CLOSE the door.

    Is the latch in the wrong position? Should it be vertical or horizontal when in the normal mode (not cleaning)?

    The turkey is ready to be cooked, but we can't yet.

    Regards

    Rick

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