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oven door will not open all the way about half thanks

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oven door will not open all the way about half thanks
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
is this a built in oven or a free standing range with a cooktop on it?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

free standing

 

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
ok that's what I thought, and does it feel like it just hits something and suddenly stops or does it feel like it's binding until the point you can't push it down anymore.

My guess is that it's binding.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
ok well this is a fairly common issue with Viking doors unfortunately. They have very cheap hinges and sometimes even after only 4 or 5 years they begin to bind and need to be replaced. You can try to replace them if you'd like but the only distributer for Viking parts that I know of is Kimball Distributing in Utah
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

hinges moves freely until half way

 

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
I understand that, but you still have bad hinges
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
the oven door was not used that much
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
again, that doesn't matter. Most Viking ovens aren't use that much at all since most people just buy them for the name and never use them. That doesn't stop them from breaking. Viking units are the most over rated units on the market. They sell due to their name of what they were at one time, not what they are now.