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.