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I've just change the nges on my RSD-30 oven door, and are

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I've just change the hinges on my RSD-30 oven door, and are having trouble getting the door to lower to fully open from the 45 degree position.
((The new hinges are identical to the old ones, by the way))
When I finally get the door to the horizontal position, the hinges remain tightly "locked and the locking lever can't be moved.
What might be to problem?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 4 months ago.

Try loosening the hinge hold down screws just enough to allow the hinges to align themselves, then tighten them again. You may need a 90 degree screwdriver.

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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Answer:

When this happens what you often need to do is actually get a small wedge block for each hinge and extend the hinges further beyond the small holding clips with a channel locks and wedge the block in the hinge on the door so basically the hinge is extended further then it currently is with the locks...then the door will seat in the sockets nice. You can then open the door remove your wedges flip the two locks back.This happens a lot and I do these all the time for that issue.

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