How to Replace an Oven Door Outer Glass Panel


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This repair guide gives step-by-step instructions on how to remove the door from a range or wall oven to replace a broken or damaged door outer glass panel. Before starting this repair, review the steps below to fully know how to replace the outer glass panel using a manufacturer-approved replacement part.

This procedure works for many Kenmore 790-series, Frigidaire and Electrolux ranges and wall ovens. You also can use the same basic process to replace the outer glass panel on some Samsung models.

Repair difficulty:
Time required:

Less than 45 min.

Parts Required

  • Outer oven door glass panel

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Slot screwdriver
  • Scraper
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

The oven should be cool before you begin this project.

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.


 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.

Replacing the oven door glass in an electric range

Step 1: 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: Check your owner's manual for details about removing the door from your model.

Step 2: 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. You'll remove it completely in a later step.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Remove the top trim

Slide the top trim out of the channels that help secure it to the outer oven door .

Remove the top trim.

Step 5: Separate the door panel frame from the glass window

The outer door panel frame  is attached to the outer glass window with double-stick foam tape. Using a slot screwdriver, carefully pry up on the metal frame where there are strips of double-stick foam tape .

Remove the outer door glass panel from the door frame. Set the oven's glass panel aside for disposal.

Use a scraper to carefully remove the residue of the foam tape from the front of the outer door frame. You can try using adhesive remover to help remove the residue.

 Tip: Take care to not damage or bend the door frame so you can reuse it. If the frame is bent or damaged in this step, you will have to replace it.

 Warning: If the outer front door glass panel is broken, use caution when handling, storing and disposing of the glass to avoid lacerations.

Pry the outer door glass panel from the frame.

Step 6: Attach the new outer door glass panel

Set the new glass panel face down on the padded surface. Apply the double-stick foam tape included with the new glass panel to approximately the same areas on the frame where the tape was located before.

Carefully position the frame on top of the new glass panel—this procedure may require 2 people, to ensure that you have the frame lined up properly.  Press the frame onto the outer door glass so that the double-stick tape bonds the surfaces.

Step 7: Reattach the top door trim

Slide the top door trim into the channels at the top of the door frame. Ensure that the top trim is seated and lined up properly.

Step 8: 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.

Step 9: 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.

Step 10: 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.

Step 11: 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 or oven 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.