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The oven door is not closing as tightly as previous and so a lot of heat is escaping. Have ordered new hinges hinges but have trouble putting them in.

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  • kforbes931 Mar 21, 2011

    This is not correct. My model is Smeg Opera Range A1-2. I want to install door hinges for hte main oven door. Would like step by step instructions to remove oven door and install door hinges and replace oven door. Thank you

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Not having the units model number I can only post the most common oven/door hinge replacement video.
If this video will not help...please post the entire model so I may support you in a more meaningful way.
Click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8UuFvzFojI

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Hello,

Carefully follow the steps below;

  1. Open the oven door and grasp the sides with one hand on each side. Lift the door up to remove it from the hinges. Set the door out of the way.
  2. Remove the range top by unscrewing the attaching bolt on the front door flange with a socket wrench. The screws are located in the upper corners, where the door closes.
  3. Slide the top of the range forward about 6 inches from the control panel. Locate the wiring harness from the range top to the control panel. Disconnect it by pushing in on the plastic tab and pulling it apart. Grasp the top panel with both hands and lift it from the stove. Set it aside in a safe place.
  4. Remove the screws on the rear edge of each side panel that connects the side to the rear of the stove. Also remove the screw on each end cap of the control with a screwdriver. Lift the side panel up, removing it from the key hole tabs on the front, and set to the side.
  5. Remove the two hex head screws that attach the hinge to the front of the oven using a socket wrench. They are located above and below the hinge.
  6. Install the new hinges by attaching them with the hex head screws.
  7. Line up the side panel with the front panel key hole and set it in place. Attach the side panel to the rear of the stove with the attaching screws and reattach the console ends with a single screw on each side.
  8. Place the top panel back on the oven. Connect the control panel wires to the range top by pushing the connector back together. Slide the top panel back into position.
  9. Secure the top panel by reattaching the screws under the front flange. Open the ends of the hinges with your finger at about a 45 degree angle. Set the door in the hinges and close the door.
  10. Reconnect the power to the range and slide the range back into its position.
I hope the above helps.......

Good luck.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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