Think of all the ways your oven does for you, helping you cook your meal, increased cooking control, and bake mouthwatering pastries for your family.
However, your oven door seems to malfunction. Before resorting to any professional assistance, you, a practical homeowner, might think this issue can be fixed with simple DIY techniques. Fortunately, in this article, we’ve identified the top 5 most common oven door problems. We’ve also compiled a list of the best insights and tips on how to fix the oven door. Continue reading this blog to know more.
- Faulty Spring Hinges
- Expanded Stove Door
- Rusty Hinges
- Grimy Door Frame
- Malfunctioning Gasket
- Love your Oven
Faulty Spring Hinges
Worn-out oven door hinges are the common cause of oven door malfunctions. The best course of action is to replace it with new hinges, which can be detached to holes on the oven frame. Remember to use proper metal gears before fixing your oven door.
- Locate the oven springs – unscrew the inner oven door panels and locate the springs on the frame.
- Inspect scrapes – observe your springs and inspect for wear and tear. If your springs are scrappy, it may likely be the cause of your faulty door.
- Replace with new springs – ensure that both springs on the ends are attached accordingly, then reattach your door with the hinges.
Expanded Stove Door
If your oven door persists in malfunctioning, then the problem may be caused by an expanded oven door. Applying a little bit of Science – according to the laws of Thermodynamics, most objects (especially metal) increase volume upon heating.
Therefore, your oven door’s latches may be out of position, preventing it from connecting to the door hole. Addressing this annoying endeavor requires as simple as tightening the screws around the frame, allowing you to close your oven door smoothly and firmly.
Rust on oven hinges accumulates when moisture mixes with oxygen. Furthermore, rust build-up can cause corrosion – weakening the metal structure of your oven door. This presents a potential danger to you and your home.
Using a screwdriver to remove hinge plates from the oven door.
- Remove rust and other dirt around the edges.
- Using Coca-Cola as a cleaning agent can be effective and efficient in rust removal.
- Reinstall your new and clean hinge to the oven door.
Grimy Door Frame
Can’t remember the last time you’ve cleaned your oven? Now might be the best time considering that grimy door frame can hinder your oven door from closing and opening. Sometimes your beloved appliance requires a little bit of care and elbow.
All those oozing cheese from your mac and cheese, as well as the juices from your favorite roasted chicken, can cause stubborn grime build-up. Some of the best ways to clean grime, according to oven-cleaning experts:
- Use Scrubbing pads and multi-purpose cleaner in removing grimes and greases
- Use your expert non-toxic household helper – the baking soda applied.
- Steam Cleaning by lemon.
If there are gaps between the gasket and your oven’s door, then the door is not sealing properly. Repairing this nuisance can be easy for most house owners, especially by using rubber cleaners such as baking soda and vinegar, petroleum jelly, or basic mild soap and water.
However, if your gasket is severely damaged and old, it is best recommended to replace it with a top-performing gasket brand. Replacing a broken oven gasket is a relatively easy task (depending on some oven units). First, clean any food residues or dirt in the area. The basic way to remove a faulty gasket is to utilize pliers or a screwdriver to pull out the pins. Last is to replace and insert your new gasket (make sure the ends fit together).
Love your Oven
You’ve probably heard it before: as responsible household owners, we pride ourselves on our commitment to provide quality and savory dishes to our family. Our oven is our essential kitchen partner in bringing delight to our homes. So it is best to take care of our beloved appliance.
In dealing with faulty oven doors remember that your family’s safety should always be the priority. Therefore, if you are not familiar with handling and fixing your oven, it’s best to leave it with the experts.