June 1, 2015

How to replace oven door hinges on an electric range

By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace oven door hinges on an electric range

This DIY repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing the door hinges on an electric range. The oven door hinges allow the door to open and close smoothly and at a controlled rate. If the oven door won't close properly or won't stay closed because a hinge is damaged or bent, replace both door hinges using manufacturer-approved replacement parts.

This guide shows how to replace oven door hinges on Kenmore 790-series, Frigidaire and Electrolux electric ranges. You also can use the same basic repair procedure to replace similar oven door hinges on Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, GE, LG and Samsung ranges.

Quick links
Tools required
Phillips screwdriver
Slot screwdriver
Work gloves
Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
Replacing the oven door hinges in an electric range video.

Replacing the oven door hinges video.

Instructions

  1. 01.

    Remove the door

    Fully open the oven door. Use a slot screwdriver to pry down the locking tabs to the unlocked position on both sides of the door.

    Raise the door to the broil stop position, which is about 1/4 open. Grip both sides of the oven door and then lift up and out to remove the door.

    Tip: The door hinges are usually replaced in pairs so the hinges and tension springs are matched properly. Have both hinges on hand before beginning this repair.
    Tip: Check your owner's manual for details about removing the door from your model.
    Release the locking tabs.

    Release the locking tabs.

    Remove the oven door.

    Remove the oven door.

  2. 02.

    Remove the handle

    Carefully place the oven door face down on a padded surface, such as a towel-covered table. Using the type of screwdriver that fits the screws, remove the screws that secure the door handle to the top of the oven door. Remove the handle.  

    Tip: The screws that hold the handle in place also help secure the trim. The trim might shift when you remove the handle.
    Place the oven door on a padded surface.

    Place the oven door on a padded surface.

    Remove the door handle screws.

    Remove the door handle screws.

  3. 03.

    Remove the inner door panel

    Remove the screws at the bottom of the oven door. Lift the inner door panel assembly off the outer door panel and set it on the padded surface.

    Remove the bottom screws.

    Remove the bottom screws.

    Remove the inner door panel.

    Remove the inner door panel.

  4. 04.

    Remove the hinge

    Remove the 2 screws on the inner oven door panel that secure each hinge in place. Pull the hinge up and out of the inner door panel.

  5. 05.

    Insert the new door hinge

    Position the new door hinge in place in the inner door panel assembly. Insert the screws in the new door hinge and tighten the screws firmly.

  6. 06.

    Reassemble the door panels

    Position the inner door panel assembly above the outer door panel and frame. Carefully lower the inner door panel assembly into place. Insert the screws at the bottom of the door to secure the inner door panel assembly to the outer door panel frame and loosely tighten the screws.

  7. 07.

    Reattach the handle

    Position the door handle at the top of the door. Insert the screws and loosely tighten the screws to hold the door handle in place. If you meet resistance as you start turning the screw, back out the screw to ensure it's seated and lined up properly and then begin tightening it again.

  8. 08.

    Tighten all screws

    Tighten the screws in the door handle until you meet resistance and then give the screwdriver a final firm twist to snug the screw tight. Do the same to tighten the screws on the bottom of the door assembly. Don't overtighten.

  9. 09.

    Reattach the door

    Position the door in the broil position and work the oven door hinges back into the receivers on the front of the range frame. Open the door fully and rotate the hinge locking pins into the locked position. Close the oven door.

    Tip: Refer to the owner's manual for directions for reattaching the oven door.
Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

Symptoms common to all ranges

Choose a symptom to see related range repairs.

Main causes: broken oven door lock assembly, wiring failure, electronic control board problem
Main causes: food splatters, spilling food on the oven door, allowing liquid to drip through oven door vent when cleaning the door
Main causes: faulty temperature sensor, electronic control board problem, control thermostat failure, weak burner igniter, oven door problem
Main causes: bad bake element, broken burner igniter, control system failure, blown thermal fuse, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: power supply failure, blown thermal fuse, bad relay control board, damaged terminal block, wiring failure
Main causes: broken broiler element, weak or broken boil burner igniter, control system failure, faulty temperature sensor, wiring failure
Main causes: power supply problem, control thermostat or electronic control board failure, broken element, bad burner igniter

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