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FRIDGIDARIE OVEN DOOR SPRING

I HAVE A FRIDGIDAIRE GAS RANGE AND CANNOT USE THE OVEN NOW BECAUSE A SPRING ? ON THE LEFT HINGE HAS SLIPPED OUT OF PLACE AND THE DOOR WILL NOT CLOSE ENTIRELY. PLEASE HELP!!

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    door won't close tight enough

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Replace left hinge or order for hinge spring. if you want to use the old one, the same problem might happen in short period of time.

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