If your oven squeaks every time you open or closes them, then you must need to fix it. Because it’s so annoying and also harmful.
You can fix squeaky oven door hinges in two ways. You can either lubricate it or repair it. Lubricating your oven door is not a permanent solution. On the other hand, repairing your oven hinge is kind of permanent.
Lubricate your oven door hinges is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of the squeaky oven door. There are many lubricants on the market. You have to choose wisely which one is perfect for your oven.
Ovens can produce a really high degree of temperature on the inside. This most of the time impacts the exteriors as well. Thus, you can not use any lubricant that you found on the market. You must use a high-temperature grease or lubricant.
Petroleum jelly can be used as a lubricant. It’s cheap and easily findable. Everyone has them in their house. Thus, you can use them when you are in a hurry and not able to go outside to buy lubricants from the market.
However, petroleum jelly only works for a short time. You have to lubricant it every now and then. Also, the Petroleum jelly is very sensitive to the heat.
So, if you want to avoid this problem you should go with other lubricants.
WD-40 also lubricates your hinges well. But it dries out very quickly. So, not a good long term solution I guess.
c. White Lithium Grease
White lithium grease has a good temperature tolerance. This one is suitable for the kitchen as this has no warning of toxicity. However, it has a little risk of toxicity to cattle. But the risk is very low. Because most of the oven hinges are one the outside of the hot space.
d. High-Temperature Grease
High-temperature grease is the best lubricant to fix your squeaky oven door. It is used all over the world.
Ovens can produce a really high degree of temperature on the inside. That’s why it is very important to use a lubricant that can tolerate high temperatures. High-temperature grease is the best solution. It also an oven-safe lubricant.
How To Lubricate Oven Hinges:
First, you have to turn off the oven and let it cool off. Then, open the oven door. Then apply the lubricant to the pivoting joints of the hinges.
You can Squirt or spray the grease. Also, you can oil it up and then wipe off the excess. After that, open and close the oven door until the squeaking stops.
2. Repair Your Noisy Oven Door:
Repair your oven door hinge is the best way to stop it from squeaking. Because it lasts longer than lubricating.
Ways to repair:
Sometimes when we try to open the oven door, it doesn’t open with ease. This makes us think that the whole oven has to be switched in order to not face this problem anymore. When only the hinges that attach the door to the oven are likely at fault.
So instead of changing the oven, we can repair the faulty parts with the help of only a few numbers of tools. No matter how tenderfoot you are with tools, it’ll be an easy task.
What Repairs Can Be Done on an Oven Door?
There are mainly two reasons responsible for the faulty oven door; broken glass or the faulty door hinge.
If the glass is broken it’s advised to replace the oven door altogether. But if it’s a problem regarding the squeaky door hinge, we have to look further into it.
If the hinge is totally broken or bent at some point, it may prevent the door from closing and opening smoothly. In some cases, the hinge can be loose.
In the case of a loose hinge, you can simply repair it by tightening the screws. But just like broken glass, if the hinge is very much damaged it’s highly recommended to replace it with a brand new one.
Procedure to Replace Hinges
To begin the replacement of your hinges, the door needs to be removed and isolated first. For safety, wear a pair of gloves.
There will be tabs on each side of the door which you need to unscrew first. Then start closing the door back up until it reaches the broil position, which is about ¼ of the maximum opening position.
Sometimes the oven door doesn’t any latches to unlock. In that case, just open the door to the broil position and then slowly pull the door up from the oven. Grab each side of the door and slowly start lifting it up until it separates from the main oven body.
Put the isolated door away from the oven on a soft padded surface carefully so the glass plate on the door is protected. Unscrew the inner panel that holds the hinge with the help of a screwdriver.
Then unscrew the hinge from the panel and put the screws in a safe place so they don’t get lost. Remove the old hinge away and place a new one in the exact same place.
Carefully screw down the new hinge on the panel and screw the panel in the oven door. Reunite the door making sure that it is pushed back in so it is placed perfectly in the hinge locks.
Where to buy replacement parts
Before making the purchase, you should make sure that the hinges that you are buying are suited to the specific model of the oven you are currently operating. If you are unsure of the model or the hinge size, it is usually a good idea to contact the merchandiser you purchased your oven from.
The model name is usually written on a nameplate along with other specifications of the oven which is usually placed behind or on the sides of the oven. If you know the model you can look up the available hinges for that specific model of the oven online.
Hinges are usually sold in pairs to make sure that the full replacement of hinges on each side of the doors is made. This prevents uneven tension in the coil.
Now you already know how to fix your oven door hinges. All you have to do is go through the basics again to know it from the core. Also, let us know if this is helpful or not. Share your thoughts in the comment box.
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