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Oven door not closing

Common reasons your oven door not closing

The most common reasons your oven door is not closing are a cracked door glass, bent door hinge or a defective electronic control board.

  • 40%

    40% of the time it's the
    Door Glass

  • 20%

    20% of the time it's the
    Door Hinge

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 31%

    31% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common oven repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these oven parts may fix your problem.

    Door Glass Replacement

    A cracked oven door glass can cause various issues affecting the oven's performance and safety. The crack might compromise the oven's insulation and seal, allowing heat to escape and impacting its heating efficiency. Depending on where the crack is located, it could make the door difficult to open or close smoothly. Furthermore, the crack presents a safety concern as it might expose the inner layers of the door to high temperatures, potentially leading to the outer door glass shattering and creating a kitchen hazard. Additionally, a cracked outer door glass could let moisture seep into the door, potentially causing internal component corrosion. It's crucial to promptly address a cracked outer door glass for both optimal performance and safety. If you notice a cracked outer door glass, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional examine and replace the glass to prevent further issues.

    Door Hinge Replacement

    If the oven door hinge becomes bent, you may notice that the door doesn't open smoothly or doesn't close properly, and it might even fail to stay closed. This can result in heat escaping through the door, leading to inefficient heating in the oven. Usually, if one hinge is bent, both hinges will likely need replacement to resolve the issue. Since accessing and replacing the door hinges often requires pulling the oven out of the cabinet, it's best to have a Sears Home Services professional handle the repair.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the electronic control board in an oven ceases to function properly, it can lead to various malfunctions, such as power loss, insufficient heating, or the inability to turn off the oven. This is because the control board acts as the central processing unit of the oven, overseeing critical functions like temperature control, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. A malfunctioning board can disrupt communication among different oven components, resulting in issues like failure to secure the oven door latch or the production of strange noises and odors. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional inspect the board for any issues that might necessitate replacement.

    What to expect when you experience a oven door not closing issue

    Steps to resolving a door not closing problem

    Addressing most issues with the door not closing typically entails replacing either the door glass, door hinge, or electronic control board. However, considering the numerous potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial for effectively addressing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential for determining the extent of the required repair costs.

    Sears Home Services tips for an oven door that is not closing

    If the oven door fails to close properly, there could be several underlying issues. To prevent unnecessary expenses, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause accurately. Our technicians excel in diagnosing all types of oven failures.

    What to consider with an oven door not closing diagnosis

    Diagnosing problems with modern appliances requires specialized knowledge and training. Without employing appropriate diagnostic techniques, resolving oven issues typically involves replacing parts without certainty. The complexity of electronic components in appliances, especially those developed in the last decade, complicates the testing process. Consequently, DIY repairs on contemporary appliance models are becoming more challenging.

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    Common oven symptoms to look out for

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    • Oven burner not working
    • Oven display not working
    • Oven element not working
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