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Thermador oven door won't close all the way - seems like the seal is holding it open. I can press and hold it closed, but if I release, it pops out. The oven light stays on all the time. Model smw272

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Have exactly the same situation. All the solutions I have seen talk about replacing the hinges or seal. But people report the same thing happens a month later. Looking hard at the door what it needs is something to pull it right at the top. So I installed a rare earth magnet from www.kjmagnetics.com I used part number BX884DCS which costs $4. It mounts with a couple of screws and I put it on the door a couple of inches down from the top.
Its possible that heat from the oven will kill the magnet over time but for $4 I can replace it for a lot less than hinges and it works great. The door closes more securely than it ever did when the oven was new.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011

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    Angelo Oct 30, 2013

    I just fixed mine for .50! It might not work for everyone, but my oven must have been leaning ever so slightly forward in the cabinet. I lifted the oven just enough to shim the front of it with 2 quarters. Now the door stays shut and the light turns off!

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    Alisa Padon Feb 27, 2017

    I got the same magnets for my thermadore oven door that wouldn't close. It worked great for about a week and then the heat caused the magnets to completely stop working. It wasn't worth it for the short term fix.

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Open the door all the way and see if it sits at 90 degrees. if it drops lower your hinges are most likely bent and will ned to be replaced.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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    Michael Vickery Jul 23, 2014

    I just replaced the thermador oven hinges for the second time. The first time, I hired a repairmen to replace. When the door wouldn't shut tightly a couple of months later, I thought that maybe they just used bad parts. This time, I ordered them myself and replaced them myself. The door closed perfectly for about 3 weeks. Now, same problem again. Any good suggestions?

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The K&J magnet fix is awesome, with shipping now totals about $25. Don't waste time chasing web-sites for hinges which are not available. Magnets can be installed in less than 15 minutes without removing the door.
If you do remove door and want easy way to unlock hinges. Attach Visegrips for extended leverage, makes it very easy given the added length the Visegrips add to longest arm of the hinge.

Posted on Sep 07, 2016

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    can you elaborate on how you attached to door, seems to me a 1/4 inch magnet would kill the seal? TY

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