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How to Repair an Oven Door Published 11/03/2009

Keeping your oven door clean and maintained is the key to making your appliance look like new. In this video eSpares show you how to repair your oven door, which includes taking the door apart, replacing the handles, before cleaning and reassembling the door.

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Hi, I'm Mat from eSpares and today I'll be working on the door of this Neff built-in oven.

Safety first, always remember to disconnect the oven from the mains before you work.

Now you may need to remove the door for cleaning purposes or to replace parts such as the glass, the hinges or the handle at the front here.

Let's start by removing the door for easy access. Now this particular Neff oven door is removed by simply flicking these holding catches over and lifting out. Other makes of ovens will have different release mechanisms, some have a catch on the hinge that you need to turn, others require a pin or nail to be inserted through a hole in the hinge which locks the mechanism and allows you to lift the door away from the oven. There's your door released like so.

Right, I'm going to bring the door over here so I have more space to move. Now the door can be separated either for cleaning purposes or to replace any of the parts. This particular door has 6 screw heads on the back of the door here and a further 2 underneath there and there. Now these screws are Torx head screws, and for this job I will be using the Torx head screw sets along with this electric screwdriver, both available at

Let's start by unscrewing the screws. Simply separate the two pieces of glass and pop that over there, as you can see these are the hinges inside the door, they are not attached to either part of the glass, they are simply sandwiched between the two pieces, pop those to one side and there you are, the outer glass here and the inner glass here, both can be replaced.

Now the door is separated I'm going to do two things. First of all, I’m going to replace the handle. I had to separate the two pieces of glass from the door because as you can see the handle screws are located on the inside of the outer glass. Secondly, I'm going to give the whole thing a very good clean. To remove the handle, simply unscrew these screws and these strengthening pieces like so, lift the glass away and the handle will simply fall off the front of the door.

Right, now it's ready for a good clean, and for this I'm going to be using this non-caustic oven cleaner available at Now it's clean I will replace the handle, making sure it all goes back on exactly how you took it off, simply screw it back on. To clean the inner glass of the main oven door I'm using this ceramic hob scraper which as you can see removes this burnt-on grease very effectively. The main oven door hinges can be replaced of course, often if you find that your door doesn't close properly it's because the hinges have gone.

Right, let's put the thing back together. Get your inner door like so, now making sure that the hinge holes here locate with the hinges on the inside of the door, let's move that one across, put it back on like so, making sure that around the door it's completely fixed the two parts together. Right, now that it is all safely screwed together, let's put it back on the oven.

To replace the door, simply do the reverse of removing the door. That's the door done, you can see me in another video showing you how to replace the fan oven element within the oven itself. Remember these parts are available on along with spares and accessories for over 500 brands of garden and home appliances.

Thanks for watching.

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