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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
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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?


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


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes please I still require help on this problemThanks

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 10 months ago.
Sorry I can't shift it !!

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
but it won't move - perhaps I can't get enough pressure on it

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 10 months ago.
Sorry Daniel I just can't move it - think I shall have to call an engineer out

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

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks very much for your help - sorry it wasn't a success!!

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

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