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We have a 10 yr old GE Advantium SCA2000. The door appears to be loose at the hinge. When closed the door slightly drops down just enough for the oven not to start or once running it will stop. How can I adjust the door (at the hinge) to tighten this up? Thanks Rg

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Here's the full service manual with installation instructions.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

You may also need to see this file on door switch checking.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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It may be a coincidence, or not. Hard to say.

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