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gordonad

05:06PM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
2 lifetime posts
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
2267 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
2267 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.

BV002295

01:49PM | 10/11/13
We had the same problem with our Kenmore range purchased in 2007. I forgot how ridiculous this design was and removed the door for a thorough cleaning after the oven cleaning cycle was done. Fortunately my husband is also retired so he had the muscle to pry the hinge in a fully opened position plus the tools to keep the hinges unlocked. The design may prevent improper door removal (by kids) but is a bleeping nuisance for anyone else. This one chore took several hours, the least of which involved actual cleaning. Shame on you, whoever dreamed up this design. When the hinges snap back (and they do) my husband was glad one of his fingers wasn't in the way!!!!

BV003732

10:35AM | 03/30/14
Cargam1 - worked great! Thanks!!

BV003761

08:40PM | 04/01/14
WOW. That's all I can say. I've been wrestling with my Kenmore door all day. The nail trick was magic. Thanks so much.

BV005401

09:44AM | 08/20/14
Thanks for this, I was really frustrated until I found this. I used my foot to bend the hinge down and a screwdriver to move the locking pin back into place, just in case the hinge snapped back I didn't want my fingers near it.

BV005916

06:27PM | 10/04/14
Thank you for all the advice! Oh my! We worked on getting the door back on our Kenmore oven for two hours! We finally found this post, used a nail to hold the hinge open and alleluia! It worked! Thank you so much!

BV007139

11:45AM | 03/01/15
We have a model ES510 Frigidaire. The hinge lock has to be opened to get the door off. The hinge lock can only be put back in the proper installation position when the hinge is completely extended toward the bottom of the door. Not half way. The hinge opens further than you originally believe and requires a lot of force and leverage. I used a large pry bar. Once I fully extended the hinge, and locked the hinge in position, it held the hinge hook completely extended and the door went on without a problem. No shims or nails required. While holding the door in position, return the hinge lock back to hold it in secure position.

BV008109

06:44PM | 06/17/15
After hours of trying to put the oven door back on this is what worked for me.
I used a pliers to pull the hinge out slowly. Make sure to pull the hinge out enough so the locking piece works to lock the hinge in place until you connect it to the oven. My hinges kept snapping shut until I pulled the hinges out a little further so the locking piece would work properly. Then the hinges went into my oven gracefully, I opened the oven door all the way, and pushed the locking piece into the oven.

BV009822

10:15AM | 12/17/15
Does anybody know how I can get this hinge into the right position so I can put my oven door back on?
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BV009822

10:18AM | 12/17/15
Here's the hinge from the back
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BV010813

05:52AM | 03/08/16
Thank-you, Thank-you step on hinge and inserted nail.......door is on

BV010831

04:20PM | 03/09/16
On most Kenmore stoves you can pry the hinge to almost perpendicular and there will be a hole that you can slide a nail into to hold it in the extended position. Once you put the door onto the pegs in the appliance it is easy to pull the door down and remove the nails. Easy fix!

BV011800

08:18PM | 06/02/16
Insert a crowbar for leverage in one of the slots on the hinge and pull it down all the way till a hole in the hinge is showing.....insert a large nail in that hole to hold it in that position. Insert the door back on the stove.....then the door is able to lay open all the way....at that position you can remove nails and close the door. Easy!

BV012135

02:39PM | 07/05/16
If you can't find your "door pin," try this: With the oven door removed and on the floor, pull the hinge out as far as you can with your hands. (It will lock but snap back easily.) You will not yet see the "door pin." While the hinge is this far extended, insert an allen wrench on the OTHER side of the door. This will hold the hinge extended. Now you can put the door back on. With the allen wrenches STILL inserted on the outside--glass and trim has been removed- pull the door out ALL the way down. NOW YOU WILL SEE THE DARN DOOR PIN.
Door pin 1

BV012135

02:49PM | 07/05/16
If you can't find your "door pin," try this: With the oven door removed and on the floor, pull the hinge out as far as you can with your hands. (It will lock but snap back easily.) You will not yet see the "door pin." While the hinge is this far extended, insert an allen wrench on the OTHER side of the door. This will hold the hinge extended. Now you can put the door back on. With the allen wrenches STILL inserted on the outside--glass and trim has been removed- pull the door out ALL the way down. NOW YOU WILL SEE THE DARN DOOR PIN...I tried to post two photos but site won't let me. In this photo you can just barely see the allen wrench sticking out the outside of the door. This will enable to to hang the door and pull it out far enough so that the "door pin" is exposed.
Door pin 1

BV013202

11:14AM | 10/23/16
i need a video showing me how to put my kenmore oven back on


BV014148

12:48PM | 06/24/17
I have a kenmore..think by frigidaire. When we removed the door to replace an element, the hinges snarled into the locked position. Finally realized weneeded to pry the hinge into the fully open position and then tap the lock down so that it was hooked on a bar inside of the open slat. It held! Did the same on the other side. Slipped the door back on, and in the opend position tapped the locks closed aha instead the oven..it's a PITA..but that's what it takes!

BV015148

07:57AM | 11/17/17
Please help can someone tell me what has happened and how I can fix it it sprung back and locked the closed hinge cannot be moved it won’t budge ... no idea what make it is as Just moved into house and it doesn’t say on oven

BV015148

08:05AM | 11/17/17
Here is pic

BV017953

09:48PM | 11/12/18
i have a Whirl Pool Accubake oven model RB245pdq2 and I am having difficulty get door on. Tried several times to attach but the latch will not catch. Any help appreciated.

BV017953

09:50PM | 11/12/18
i have a Whirl Pool Accubake oven model RB245pdq2 and I am having difficulty get door on. Tried several times to attach but the latch will not catch. Any help appreciated.

BV017976

03:18PM | 11/14/18
I pulled each hinge all the way out to 90 degrees using pliers and there was a hole into which I put a nail to lock the hinge in open position. Then the hinges slipped onto the pins and once locked I was able to open the door all the way open and pull out the nails.

BV019373

10:41AM | 05/24/19
Wow. Thx for help. Worked two days on my Frig Gallery oven. Dang. What worked for me was pulling out hindges all the way. Flip the hindges lock to hold it open! Went right in. Gull dang it. Manual didn't have the right hinge in it

BV022031

12:24PM | 04/03/20
The nails worked great on 2019 frigidaire wall oven door. My first issue were spring locks sprung and had to find youtube video on how to pull hinge back and reset spring lock.

2nd problem was spring lock would would cooperate until I read here about 2 nails. THAT WORKED! Door went in, opened and ez breezy removal of small finishing nails.

BV023271

09:32PM | 09/06/20
I have a Kenmore 79078774407 stove and i had big trouble putting my oven door back on after I took it off to better access and replace the ignitior. $ 14.98 + 5.00 shipping from Seneca River. When I removed the door the hinges went into the closed position. After reading all the posts I was still getting nowhere fast . I ended up using a narrow deepwell socket that just fit over each hinge to move the hinge down to the open position then place a wood shim (approx 1" x 1" to hold the hinge open enoughso as to remove the deepwell socket and move the looking piece backwards towards the oven as far as you can then when you slide out the shim this locking tab will then hold the bracket in an open position and the door will now go on easily. This is the same locking tab that you first had to pull back when you took the door off. ( PS there was no hole to put a nail in )



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