I purchased a oven door hinge kit in december and having problem gaining access to the receptacle to remove and reinstall it. Please advise.
Answer Hello Cecil,
You will need to remove the two screws that hold the cooktop down by opening the door. They will thread up toward the ceiling. When these are out, remove the screws across the top edge of the body side. Remove the screws down the back edge of the body side. Remove the body side. This will provide access to the hinge receptacle. Reverse the procedure to re-assemble. Repeat the process for the opposite side. As a note, try to keep up with where the screws go. Some are larger and can be forced into the smaller holes. This will cause the smaller screws left to have ot be installed into holes so big they will not hold.
Where does the deflector go and how do you install it?
Answer Hello Jimmy,
The deflector originally went between the door hinge and the door liner. It has been discontinued because the hinge has been modified by the manufacturer and is no longer needed. The receptacles are included with the door hinges and they are illustrated on the page of the parts explosions called body as item number 86.
How easy is it to change these myself. I have a fair amount of mechanical abilty. Do the receivers also come with the hinge set or do I order them separately
Answer Hello Frank. To change the hinge 5304445529 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.