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Hi. The hinge on my de Dietrich oven is in the locked position

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Hi. The hinge on my de Dietrich oven is in the locked position so I am unable to put the door back on. Can you help me with instructions on how to put the hinge into the open position please? Niall
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi I am sorry to hear that.
Did the hinge pop off the door?
Thank you
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I took the door off and dismantled it to fix the loose screws holding on the handle and reassembled the door. I then mistakenly flipped one of the hinges into the locked position and am unable to get it back into the open position. Cheers, Niall
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for that.
The only way to fix this because the spring is very strong and dangerous, is to remove the hinge from the oven and door, then you can open the hinge and reset it. Once reset carefully reattach the spring(s) to the oven first, the slide the door into place:-)
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi again. I have the hinge removed. Is there a trick to resetting it? Cheers, Niall
Expert:  Michael replied 2 years ago.
Hi
IF you are in front of the oven, open the door fully so it is down flat.
Visualize the hinges at the bottom of the door. There are two arms protruding from the door into the receiver of the oven.
If you look at the smallest arm you will not there is a small tab. You can swing that tab over on either side. Doing this will lock the hinge in position.
try that and let me know?
also
Now you have the door hinges locked with the two tabs, lift the door up as if you are closing it. Lift it to about 60 deg now lift vertically.
The bottom arm will be revealed from the receiver. You have to lift because there is a cut out on the lower arm that fits over the lip on the receiver.
Once that has been revealed you can roll the bottom out to pull all of the lower arm free and now the top arm follows.
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