I have a Kitchenaid electric double oven model KEBS207DBL8. The upper oven door latch spring broke and the latch does not operate. I will buy the Oven Door Latch Assembly Part Number AP3135403. What is the step-by-step procedure to gain access to the broken latch and replace it with the new Oven Door Latch Assembly part? Thank you.
Answer Here are the step by step instructions.
1. Unplug oven or disconnect power.
2. Remove the oven from its mounting location
(see “Installation Information” in Section 2)
and pull it forward so that you can access
the top cover.
3. Remove the six screws from the top cover
and remove conduit screw and remove
4. Unhook and remove the AC wiring conduit
connector from the back of the cover
5. Open the upper oven door, remove the
two flat-head screws from the bottom of
the control panel frame, and remove the
6. Remove the four screws from the front
control subpanel, remove the subpanel
assembly, and lay it on top of the oven.
7. Remove the four screws from the upper
oven air vent and remove the vent.
8. Remove the three screws from the appliance
manager mounting bracket and slide
back to expose top air duct latch cover.
9. Bend and break the two front tabs on the
top air duct latch assembly cover.
10. Using a pair of side-cutters, cut the two
front joins on the top air duct latch assembly
cover, then bend the top and bottom covers
up as far as they will go.
11. Remove the two screws from the door latch
assembly, pull the latch assembly back to
remove the latches from the cutouts, and
then lift and pull it forward so that you can
access the wiring.
12. Disconnect the wires from the assembly
Latch motor = yellow & white
Door switch = brown (C) & orange (N.O.)
Latch switch = tan (C) & blue (N.O.)
13. To remove the latch motor, remove the
two motor screws from the bottom of the
14. To remove the door or latch switch,
remove the bracket screw. NOTE: You will
have to remove the latch motor (in step 9) to
access the door or latch switch screws.
REASSEMBLY NOTE: After you reinstall the
door latch assembly in the oven, press the two
covers back down into place. Use a piece of
shipping tape and tape over the front edge of
the top cover to hold it in place and keep it from
vibrating during operation.
I have a whirlpool double oven model number RBD305PDQ12. The upper oven latch assembly is loose and when I shut the door the oven light will not turn off. Is there anyway to get up in there to see if something needs to be tightened up?
To access the latch assembly you will need to remove the control panel. To do this you will disconnect power to the double oven. Open the lower oven door. Remove the bottom screw from each of the 2 side trim pieces. To remove the side trim, pull the bottom out approximately 2", and slide the top down to free it from the control panel. Remove the screws from the side of the oven control panel. To remove the oven control panel, pull it out at the bottom and lift and unhook it from the oven cabinet support at the top. Disconnect the wire connectors from the control board and set the panel face down on a padded surface to protect the finish. Open the upper oven door and remove the 2 front mounting screws from the upper air vent. Remove the wires from the terminals of the solenoid and the 2 switches. Remove the two top screws from the upper oven door latch assembly and remove the assembly.
What is the correct wiring for the wpl w10195934 door latch? What the numbers nc2 and nc3 mean.
Answer To properly assist you we will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
I am trying to replace the latch. I have a microwave and oven combination unit. Is there a way to replace the latch Item Number: AP3135403
Manufacturer's Number: 4451896
Answer Gary, Yes, there is a way to replace the S/C door latch assembly 4451896. On your unit it will require quite a bit, remove the side trim, control panel, air vent and then the latch assembly. We'll send you the information you'll need, just remember to label all the wires at the control panel, and switches.Turn the power off to the wall oven before you start. Thanks
My Whirlpool oven has a broken hinge latch and I cannot remove the door. The hinge is OK. Only the latch is broken. I need to remove the door to replace a broken inner glass. How can the door be removed with a broken hinge latch?
Answer Hello Larry,
When this occurs, I clamp my small vice grips on the hinge so it cannot pivot back into the assembly. Be aware that you definitely shouldn't clamp onto the double part of the hinge, but on the single part only. This will avoid bending the hinge is such a way that the door hinge would have to be replaced for the door to ever close properly.
The original question was how to replace bottom oven latch and light switch assy. Received an answer but it sounds like the reply was to replace the top latch in a double oven or the latch in a single oven. Keep in mind that this is a double oven I am dealing with. As soon as I know how to take the oven apart I will order the part. Any help will be greatly appreciated. This is in reference to the last posting by Harry.
Answer Hi Harry. REMOVING THE LOWER OVEN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY : Remove power.CAUTION: When you work on the microwave/oven combination, be careful when handling the sheet metal parts. Sharp edges may be present, and you can cut yourself if you are not careful.1. Disconnect the electrical power to the microwave/oven combination. 2. Remove the racks from inside the oven.3. Remove the four screws from the lower air vent and remove the air vent.4. Use an angled screwdriver and remove the two screws from the lower oven door latch assembly.5. Remove the lower oven door latch assembly and disconnect the wires from the two switches and the solenoid terminals. Reverse the reassembly when all connections are correct. Latch part # 4451896. Thank You.
Need to replace latch assy. on bottom oven. How much of oven has to come apart to gain access to the latch ?
Answer You'll need to remove the control panel and trim, to access the door latch assembly . "CAUTION: When you work on the built-in oven, be careful when handling the sheet metal parts. Sharp edges may be present, and you can cut yourself if you are not careful. 1. Disconnect the electrical power to the oven. 2. Open the oven door. 3. Remove the bottom screw from each of the two side trim pieces . 4. To remove the side trim, pull the bottom out approximately 2?, and slide the top down to free it from the control panel. 5. Remove the screws from the oven control. 6. To remove the oven control panel, pull it out at the bottom, and lift and unhook it from the oven cabinet support at the top7. Disconnect the wire connectors from the control board and set the panel assembly face down on a padded surface to protect the finish. 8. To remove the oven control/display boards: a) Remove the five mounting screws. b) Lift the ends of the locking arm and disconnect the ribbon cable from its connector. NOTE: The control and display boards are designed to be replaced as an assembly. REMOVING THE OVEN DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY : Disconnect the electrical power to the oven . Remove the control panel from the oven.Open the oven door and remove the two front oven door latch mounting screws from the air vent. Remove the wires from the terminals of the solenoid and the latch and door switches.Remove the two top screws from the oven door latch assembly and remove the assembly. The part number for the latch assy. is part # 4451896. You should do fine. Thank You.