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I just bought a new home and find the oven door will not close properly. It stays open about an inch with lots of heat escaping. Any ideas?

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Most oven doors are equipped with spring closures as part of the hinge assembly, and are designed with a "detent" feature so that the door can be removed for cleaning without requiring tools. Usually, with the door wide open, you lift the hinged edge of the door straight up, and wiggle it straight out at the same time. When you reinstall the door, it is important that both hinges "seat" equally, and that one or the other hasn't tripped out of the detent positiion. You may have to experiment wit it several times, and a second pair of hands may be helpful. You may also find that maybe a freind will know the trick, my wife can pop the door out and back in in a flash! Goodluck Rob.

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KitchenAid & Whirlpool Electric Wall Ovens And Dual Fuel Range

MODELS: KEBC101K, KEBC107K, KEBC141K, KEBC147K, KEBC171K, KEBC177K, KEBC206K, KEBC207K, KEBC208K, KEBC247K, KEBC276K, KEBC277K, KEBC278K, YKEBC107K, YKEBC177K, YKEBC208K, YKEBC278K GBD277PD, GBD307PD, YGBD307PD, GMC275PD, GMC305PD, RBD245PD, RBD275PD, RBD276PD, RBD305PD, RBD306PD, RBD307PD, AND KDRP407HS

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