Why is my oven door not closing properly?
If your oven door is not closing properly the issue will likely be related to faulty hinges or door latch kit.
Door hinges have tendency to fail on fold down doors, as there is always a temptation to rest plates and pots on the open door. These hinges will not support this additional weight and over time it will warp the springs in the hinges, causing the door not to seal completely. Additionally on side opening doors, the hinges can get bent out of shape, preventing the door from completing a clean seal around the oven.
On some ovens the hinge runners can fail because the little rollers will break causing the door hinges to twist. This in turn places strain on the hinges that they were not designed to support and they will then fail over time.
As well as the hinges, if your oven has a door latch, this should also be checked. With age, the door latch will wear allowing small movement or 'play' in the door when it is in the closed position. If you are able to rattle your door in the closed position then your latch and striker need replacing.
In the event that you need to replace your hinges we advise strongly that both hinges are replaced, or both rollers and runners replaced, a set of each at the same time. Replacing one is unfortunately a false economy as generally if one has gone the other is sure to follow very soon.
We welcome you to email or call on +44 (0)1273 420134 if you need help in finding the correct item for your appliance. In order for us to help your enquiry we ask that you have the model and Serial Number of the appliance to hand when calling. We have guidance on our site to assist you in locating these numbers.
We have a wealth of expertise on cookers (gas and electric) so do please contact us for advice. We are very experienced at helping customers of all levels of competence and will always endeavour to understand your needs and to use language you can understand.