Cleaning lady knocked the hinge springs off my oven door, so i'm trying to figure out how to reattach them. On My GE44 stove, there is an adjustment for the spring, where it attaches at the bottom (inside the stove), there are several holes the spring can be attached to. (I found his described in a little "Pub. No. 31-0773/SR4034 paper in an envelope taped to the back of the stove)
Doing this while the stove is installed may be a challenge though, (that's basically the problem i'm having) it would be easy if the stove was upside down.
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Your oven door hinges(s) are broken, the springs that hold the door closed inside the hinges are either weakened or their mounting points have become worn. You need to purchase a pair or replacement hinges which you can fit yourself if you have some basic mechanical skill. Don't try to just replace one side if you determine which side has failed as the extra strain put on the old hinge can cause the door to twist and break the door.
You will probably have to replace the springs I doubt if they can ve fixed. you can open the door all the way and you will see a hole in the spring just inside the door. you can stick a nail in that hole, both springs that will hold the door open and you can lift the door out and check the springs I will tell you to have patience its not easy.
If it is a drop down door with hinges on the bootom of the oven door, then it is likely to be weak door hinge springs, the usual solution is to replace both hinges.
If it is a swing open door, then the problem is related to a worn or broken door catch, or worn striker pin.
Hello- Many ovens use spring-loaded hinges to carry the weight of the door. Over time, these springs weaken or the hinge gets bent just enough to not fully close door. The door gasket can also become flat and stiff, compounding problem. Any small gap releases heated air, and oven will not heat up properly. Replacing the door springs should solve problem.- Thanks -Ed
Generally speaking, if a oven door does not close properly, and it is a drop down door, then it usually due to weak springs in the hinges.
There is no adjustment provided, so the only solutiom is to replace both door hinges.
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