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gordonad

05:06PM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I accidentally removed my Kenmore oven door by tilting out and lifting on it. I can not figure out how to re-attach it. I tried tilting the spring loaded hinge things (they have 2 slots and there are 2 pins that they go on), but they spring back very fast with the slightest bump when attempting to reattach the door.

Anyone have any helpful tips?

Thanks.

DanO

03:24PM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
Since Kenmore appliances could be made by any number of different manufacturers, there is no way for us to tell how yours was designed and how service is performed on it.

You can see about removing and reinstalling oven doors on various brands and designs of ranges at the following link:

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/3h4de

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Kenmore+range

The Appliance Information Site

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gordonad

04:59PM | 06/29/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
2 lifetime posts
I used 2 shims split length wise (so they were not too wide for that bevel of the door. I pulled the hinges up so they would be at the right angle (they kind of locked in this position). I slid the 2 shims one on top of the other fat side under the hinge so it wouldn't spring back. I used masking tape to hold them to the door.

By allowing the hinges to stay in the open position, I could get them into the slots and on the pins inside. Once they were in, I could remove the tape and pull the shims out.


mwdream

11:08AM | 02/03/07
Member Since: 02/02/07
1 lifetime posts
The door hinges should have a piece on top that moves. Pull the hinges all the way down and then this piece on top will go up and lock them into this position. You may need some leverage to get them started and help you pull them down. I used a wooden spoon handle. Once they are both facing down you can slip the door back into the slots, push it in at the bottom and then open the door down. That should do it. Good luck. They need to be all the way down to get the right angle and depth to lock back in. They half way point is not good enough. Push them down and lock them.

DanO

10:11PM | 02/03/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** The door hinges should have a piece on top that moves. **

There are LOTS of different styles of oven door hinges used on ranges and ovens, only a few have such a 'hinge lock'.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Oven+Door

The Appliance Information Site

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cargam1

11:22AM | 10/16/08
Member Since: 10/15/08
2 lifetime posts
On my particular Kenmore oven, I had the same problem and I could not keep the hinge in the open position and it was very hard to open it since the spring has a lot of tension. But I did make a wedge from a 2 x 4 and I ripped a piece down to 1 x 2 x 12 and placed a slit down the middle (1/2") lengthwise at an angle. I used this wedge to pry the hinge half way open, when you get this far, and on my particular type of hinge, you'll see a hole on the hinge, put a nail through it and remove the wedge. The nail will hold the hinge in this half way position. Do the same for the other hinge. Then place the door back holding it 4 to 5 inches from the closed position, make sure that hinges engaged the 2 pins in the oven. Slowly try to open the door to make sure that the hinges engaged the pins. If they did, remove the nails and walla!!!!!

Hope this helps out someone out there like me.

Good Luck!

cg

cargam1

11:29AM | 10/16/08
Member Since: 10/15/08
2 lifetime posts
Your idea of a wedge helped fix my door problem. Although my Kenmore hinges were different, I had to use a nail to keep them halfway open.

Thanks,

cg

bdon42

04:50AM | 02/21/09
Member Since: 02/20/09
1 lifetime posts
Thanks for your advise it worked like a dream. I didn't use a wedge to open the hinge I used my foot and then placed a nail in the hole on the hinge. I had it done in less than 10 seconds,Thanks again.

kalle5n

04:05PM | 06/28/10
Member Since: 06/27/10
1 lifetime posts
Somehow I pulled the door off my oven. Yes all 110 pounds of me. Thankfully, I got online and read this thread. My boyfriend and I used a wooden spoon to wedge the hinge. It took a minute but it worked Thank you mwdream!

BV001497

08:45PM | 07/06/13
We have a jenn air range and cannot get the oven door back on. Any ideas? All of the above have proven unsuccessful.

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