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How do we reinstall our ge cafe oven door? We can't get it

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How do we reinstall our ge cafe oven door? We can't get it into place with hinges
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Ge cafe slide in electric abt 1 yr old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 7 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 7 months ago.

DO you have the complete model number off the unit?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
CS980STSS
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 7 months ago.

It just slides over the hinges do you see that?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do the hinges need to be straight or angled?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 7 months ago.

They have to be out about 45 degrees it is easier to do with 2 people just set the hinges out to the first holding position and lift the door up use your leg to help stabilize it over the hinges and have someone help guide it down onto them.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The problem is hinges are straight not 45 degrees
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 7 months ago.

You have to pull them out to the first detent position or pull them out and place a wedge behind them to keep them there while placing the door back on them.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
They don't really pull out should they?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 7 months ago.

Yes the just pull out just like the door would move them when you open it.