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Oven door slams shut

I have a stove with the oven door that just slams shut and does not catch partway open when removing hot dishes. Is this the way the glass top was made or is there an issue that can be fixed. I have gotten burned badly because of this issue.

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Hi Damons,
Happy to help you!

But I think that this problem will be solved only by service!
A & E factory service is good and nation wide!
1-800-905-9505
They answer 24/7
Thank you Neil

PS.Please do not forget to give me a problem solved rating

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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