3 Troubleshooting Tips For An Oven Door That Won’t Close
Oven door won’t close? Not a problem! You can easily troubleshoot the issue with your oven door and figure out what kind of repair or replacement is necessary.
Paramount Appliance Repair has put together 3 troubleshooting tips you can try out before calling in for an oven repair in Edmonton.
When a door is unable to close, often times it is caused by a sticky latch. There is a hole in the oven that connects with the latch, but sometimes, the latch can get stuck. If you notice that the latch is experiencing stickiness, try adding a little oil on it. It is also possible that there is dirt or other debris stuck on the other side of the hole, or the latch is cracked and is unable to fit in the hole completely. You can have the latch repaired but if it is constantly experiencing issues, then it is better off with a replacement.
Door Doesn’t Fit Properly
As the oven door frequently experiences temperature changes from the heating and cooling, it can realign the oven door, causing it to not closing properly. When the door is realigned and doesn’t close properly, it affects a lot of the other components of the door. For example, the hole that is supposed to connect the latch won’t be able to do to so as they don’t align together. You can try to move the door back into its proper position by tightening the screws on the door so it’s more secure. If this does not fix the alignment, you will need to call in for a repair. Luckily, our technicians at Paramount Appliance Repair has many years of experience repairing all sorts of oven issues.
The door hinge is what holds the door to the oven frame. If the door hinge is dirty or rusty, it will prevent the door from closing properly. You may even notice that the door is unable to maneuver smoothly. The door hinge can also move the door out of alignment, restraining the door from closing properly.
If the door hinges are dirty, use soap water to wash it. However, if the hinges are rusty, it’s important to replace the hinges and the door.