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Kenmore oven door

Mornin',
I've got a Sears Kenmore electric stove and the ovendoor doesn't close, the light stays on, and it loses enough heat thatwhen we use it I have to bungee cord it shut. I have tryed to adjust it but there doen't seem to be an user friendly or outside adjustment that will solve the problem, I'm am very mechanical so don't hesitate to suggest the proper fix if it involves tearing it apart. Thanx in advance
model # 790.9601 4440
serial # vf 4443 9996

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  • phish Nov 28, 2007

    thank you very much Mike, I appreciate the effort.

  • phish Dec 13, 2007

    Thanx for checking, I really appreciate it, I tried to get it covered under some kind of a recall, since it was the same problem they were having with the ones who feel inside of the affected serial numbers, but to no avail. So I have the hinge kit and a new oven door seal to install. Looks like the better part of a Saturday morning to do the hinge replacement and the seal looks to be easy, so I'll get to them on a Saturday when I have nothing to do...........................lol. Like that happens! Until then the bungee is doin' the trick.

    Thanx again,

    Mike

  • PLNGOLF Apr 15, 2008

    MY DOOR WILL NOT SHUT ALL THE WAY AND THE LIGHT STAYS ON

  • vmjc Mar 12, 2009

    I'm having the same problem with my kenmore elite convection range.  
    about a 1/2 inch difference from bottom to top when looking at the door from the side.  Will new hinges close the gap? So far the light goes out but sometimes need to push slightly.  Also noticing a noise from the convection fan.  any thougts on it

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There is no adjustment for the door.
If the door is not bent or warped then you need a new hinge kit. The part number is 5304445529. It includes new hinges and the recepticles that go in the cabinet. There was a service bulletin a while back about this problem and a few models were being repaired free of charge. I don't have the letter on this computer to tell you if yours falls in the free repair catagory but will try to find it and let you know.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    phish

    I have been unable to find the letter I was telling you about, so I called another repair guy I know and he had it and said your serial number did not fall in the free repair category. Sorry.

    You can get the hinge kit for about $50, maybe less from a Frigidaire dealer, and replace them fairly easily.

    Thanks/Mike

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    phish

    Just wanted to see if you got the stove fixed yet.

    Post back if you need more help.

    Thanks/Mike

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