How to Repair an Oven Door Hinge

Virtually all oven doors have two hinges that allow the doors to easily open and close. The hinges are connected inside the door panel and each hinge is secured to the panel with two screws. If the screws are loose, the oven door must be taken apart and the screws must be tightened, otherwise the door will not form a tight seal. If the hinges are bent or broken, they cannot be repaired and must be replaced.

Unplug the oven's power cable from the wall outlet or turn off the breaker in your breaker panel.

Open the oven door, then flip the hinge locks on the bottom of the door hinge slots down.

Lift the door 45 degrees and pull it off the oven. Place the door on a flat, secure surface.

Remove the two screws at the top of the inner door panel securing the handle to the door. Remove the handle.

Remove the screws on the bottom of the door securing the inner door frame to the outer door frame.

Lift the inner door panel out of the outer door panel and set the outer door panel aside.

Tighten the screws above the door hinges on the inner panel if the hinges are loose. Otherwise, remove the screws above the door hinges.

Lift the inner door panel and remove the old hinge from the bottom of the panel.

Insert the new hinge and secure it using the screws that you removed earlier.

Place the inner door panel back into the outer door frame and secure it by replacing the screws on the bottom of the door.

Align the door handle and replace the screws that secure the handle to the door.

Reinstall the oven door and flip the hinge locks up to lock the door into place.

Restore power to the oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
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Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.