Model #79078739400 KENMORE free standing, gas

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The door on my range #79078739400 will not close all of the way. The hinges look fine. Do I need to replace the motor/latch #316464301, and if I do,


If you do not see the latch hook for that door lock sticking out and preventing the door from closing, then I do not recommend that you replace that component. The control will normally display an error code if that latch is extended when the oven door is open.

It is likely that you have bad door hinges as described in that link for a previous answer that Joseph P. posted in the above response. If that lock latch is not sticking out and preventing the door from closing, I recommend that you use kit 5304445976 to replace the hinges and receivers in that range. You can order that part from the Sears PartsDirect website. That kit has both hinges and the other parts that you should need to fix this problem. I provided a copy of the basic repair procedure in the image below. NOTE: That oven door is heavy. Two people may be needed to lift that component off of the range.

These tips may help you fix this failure. If you need more help, reply with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
November 21, 2011

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