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I have a frigidaire oven FEFL79DCC. The oven hasnt closed

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I have a frigidaire oven FEFL79DCC. The oven hasn't closed on its own for over a year so the light stays on and we can't use the speed bake function. I have removed the oven door looking for obvious blockages. When I called frigidaire they said that it was reported as a common problem and to contact a service company, which they offered to hook me up with. What can I do to fix this problem?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 7 years ago.
If you open the oven door, look at it from one side. Does the door open passed 90 deg?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No, it stops right at 90 degrees
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 7 years ago.

The hinges have gone bad. It will likely not some thing you can see readaly. Be carefull when removing the glass of the door. There are 3-4 screws along the bottom of the door and two that come from the inside and attatch the handle. You will see the other screws to replace the hinges.

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The door switch controls the light and the speed fan. These will work again when the hinges are replaced. Also the oven will hold a better temp.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Do I need to get just the hinge kit or all of the parts on the link?
Expert:  MASTER-TECH replied 7 years ago.
Just the two hinges. Also when you do this remove the door from the unit and lay a few towels on the table.