How to Replace Oven Door Hinges


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This DIY repair guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing the door hinges on a range or wall oven. 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 ranges and wall ovens. 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 and wall ovens.

Repair difficulty:
Time required:

Less than 30 min.

Parts Required

  • Oven door hinges (usually sold in pairs)

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

Tools Required

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Slot screwdriver
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

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. 

Let the oven cool before you begin this project.


 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 door hinges 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.

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 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.

Remove the hinge.

Step 5: 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.

Step 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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.