Cracked oven door glass
Edward B. • Chatsworth, CA • June 12, 2014
Appliance: KitchenAid 30" Built-in Electric Oven Self Clean Thermal Convection KEBC107KSS03
My Repair & Advice
The Kitchenaid wall oven hot side glass cracked when water spilled on it.
Ordered replacement glass which arrived very quickly and was expertly packaged.
There are two, no, three important lessons that were learned.
a. There are up to four layers of glass in an oven door. The inner glass facing the hot oven is labeled "inner", and the two nested glass panes in the interior of the door are also labeled "inner". Be sure to order the correct inner glass
b. the "how to" movie shows how to unlatch a modern Kitchenaid door from the oven. It was incorrect for my oven. For my oven it required lodging small screwdriver bits into the open mechanisms. Then by closing the oven door the door latches could unhook from the wall unit.
c. the "how to" movie for replacing the glass was not correct for my door. I basically had to unscrew and disassemble the whole door and all four panes to get to the cracked glass. Take measures to photograph disassembly to help with re-assembly. Also mark or photograph screw types. There are at least two different types and it is not intuitive where they should return.
d. Lastly... When you clamp the inner glass panes back into place, apply sufficient screw torque to the clamping frame, else once door goes into place, the inner inner glass will slide down.
The final repair looks awesome. The glass is clean and of top notch quality.
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