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Whilst replacing the door on my built-in oven a hinge

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Whilst replacing the door on my built-in oven a hinge snapped shut can I solve this myself or do I need to call an engineer?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 month ago.

Hi

Do you still need help on this or have you managed to sort it?

Regards

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi
Yes please I still require help on this problemThanks
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 month ago.

Ok if the hinge has snapped back then what you need to do is lie the door down flat on a table with the hinges opposite you.

Then using a towel or something you need to push the hinge backwards. If its tight then you may need to use a pair of grips to release it and then once push back you can then lift the locking tab up to lock it into place.

Try that and see what happens and let me know.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi
Sorry I can't shift it !!
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 month ago.

Have you tried it with a pair of pliers or grips? As these should do the trick.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
but it won't move - perhaps I can't get enough pressure on it
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 month ago.

Thats what it will be. It just need quite a bit of pressure to release it. Once its moved just a bit it will go free and then can be moved more easyer. Its just that first pull on it is tight at first.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry Daniel I just can't move it - think I shall have to call an engineer out
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 month ago.

No worries. Thats all you can do im afraid if it wont move. Hopefully they can sort it for you from there.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks very much for your help - sorry it wasn't a success!!
Expert:  Daniel replied 1 month ago.

Your very welcome, Just sorry we couldnt get this sorted for you.

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