How do I unlock the clip on the oven door hinge 318024747?
Answer Hello Ted,
The metal clip on the hinge should be re-positioned so it lays down against the lower hinge arm and is not hooked to the upper one. This has to be done with the door open. If it is tight, you can tap it around but be careful not to bend it.
I am not able to re-hang the oven door after repair to the door hinges. It came off by opening the door to the first stop and lifting up. The door came off soooo easy, but re-installing in reverse order is much more difficult. What am I doing wrong?
It sounds like you do not have the locking clips in place holding the hinges to the positon that it will slide into place. You will need to use the clip to attach to the hook on the hinge. Once this is in place you will then slide the hinges into the receptacle. Once in place properly release the hook on the bottom and the door should sit properly in place.
How to take apart the door to replace hinge?
Answer Hello Paul. To change the hinge 318024747 in an oven door, you will need to determine how to remove the door on the model number you are working on. If you open the door to the first stopping point, some oven doors will lift off the unit in this position. On other models, you will see clips on the back of the hinge toward the opening where the hinge enters the range. If yours is like this, you will open the door all the way open, then pull the clips down until they stop and lock in place. Then close the door to the stopping point and lift the door off the range. If you door does not lift off, and it does not have the clips, then you will open the door all the way open. You will see a hole in the hinge at the bottom of the door. You will insert a pin or nail into that hole and close the door to the stopping point. Then you can lift the door off the unit. Once the door is removed, you will lay it on a soft surface and disassemble the door. Pay attention and make notes if needed for reassembly of the oven door. Once you have replaced the door hinge, you will reinstall the oven door back onto the range in reverse order of the way you removed it. Hope this helps.