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How to Replace a Woven Door Seal on an Oven - Smeg Published 11/08/2010

If your oven's door seal is worn out, it may let precious heat escape, leaving your cooker inefficient and your food unevenly cooked. Watch eSpares show you how to replace a woven mesh style door seal on a Smeg electric oven.

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Hi, I'm Helen from eSpares.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to change the door seal on this Smeg built-in oven. This oven has a fabric woven type seal which sits around the inner door glass, unlike most ovens which have a rubber door seal which sits around the inside of the cabinet.

As you can see, over time, this seal has become damaged and this allows the heat to escape from the oven. I'm going to start by removing the door. On this oven, to remove the door, I need to lift up the little latch on each of the hinges and make sure it's fully locked in the upright position. Then I just have to lift the door out. To separate the inner and outer door halves, I need to remove these four screws at the top of the door and three screws at the bottom.

In most oven doors, you'll find one or two screws that hold the hinge in place. You don't want to remove these. I can now separate the two halves of the door. I need to remove these eight screws. I just remove this part of the door and then you can see the old door seal here and just lift it off. While I'm here, I'm going to give the inner door panels a really good clean.

Now that I've given them a clean, I'm going to put my new door seal on. Now, it's on a wire so it's a little bit awkward but you want to get the seal over the edges and then I put this part of the door back on top and screw it back together. Now I need to put the two halves of the door back together, and now I just need to put the door back on the oven. Don't forget to put the latches back down into the closed position.

There you go, one door seal replaced on a Smeg built-in oven. Door seals for most makes and models are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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