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Oven Door will not close properly

I believe the springs on my oven door have weakened to the point where the door cannot close completely. The oven light does not go off. Is the solution replacement of the spring?

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  • jchernan Jan 15, 2008

    Thanks. I bought two new springs and I'm cooking again. The Stove is only 3 years old. Quality is a thing of the past.

  • grantlogan Jul 26, 2008

    Door on my Whirlpool electric wall oven (model #RBS305PDQ4) does not close securely. I am not sure it ever did close well--but unit is now 10 years old and I assume I need to replace springs and hinges.

    Can anyone point me to diagrams/instructions on how to do this?


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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.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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Complete door hinge needs to be replaced

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THE OVEN DOOR DOES NOT CLOSE ALL THE WAY, THE HEAT SEEPS OUT, CAN YOU HELP ?

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    THANKS FOR THE INPUT, I THINK THAT THE HINGES ARE OFF BECAUSE THE LIGHT COMES OFF AND ON SO IT'S EITHER THE SEAL OR THE HINGES NEED TO BE CLEANED AND THE DOOR NEEDS TO COME OFF. THANKS.

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