- How to do-it-yourself instructional on
fixing an oven door that has separated at the base with discussion on
replacing oven door window glass.
If your doorís all wonky like this: I can
show you how to fix that, real easy.
- The outer door skin is coming separated from
the inner door skin.
- Iím just going to show you really quickly
how this is done. You open a stove door all the way and you simply yank on
it and it snaps off like that. And to put it back in itís very simple: you
simply line it back up and it drops in and youíre done.
- OK itís kind of gross but weíll give it
a good clean up later. Iíll try some Vim. So weíll give it a shot and
see what that does. In the mean time Iíll show you how to split this thing
open. You see these screws on the inside of the door panel. Now, weíll
just get to popping those out.
- OK so then you just need to get in here.
Iím just going to use my screwdriver real gently to lift it up enough to
get my hand underneath it and then you just pry the two pieces apart. So if
the glass was broken you can see youíd just take out a few screws and you
have these retaining pieces that will come away and then itís just a plate
of glass. Of course itís not just any kind of glass, youíre going to
have to go and get something thatís specifically for use on oven doors.
Otherwise youíre going to have a disaster on your hands. So do not replace
this with ordinary glass.
- So have a look at these tangs here. Along
the bottom edge of the door here this is how the door is hinged together.
These tabs go into slots on the bottom of the inside half of the door and so
you want to make sure that theyíre all standing up nice and upright. These
are the slots that Iím talking about of course.
- Sometimes they just need re-bending like
this one right here. Line those up again just by sliding them into place and
then dropping this back in. Do the screws back down.
- If itís coming apart at the bottom, if
your door panels are loose and separating from each other, you just want to
go down and have a look and make sure these tongues are in their slots all
the way across. You can just re-bend them with a pair of pliers as you saw
- Well that looks much better.
- And there you go. Stove door, wonky no more.
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