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How to Clean or Replace the Glass in an Oven Door - Smeg Published 11/08/2010

If the glass on your cooker is looking dirty, you can give it a thorough clean by taking your door apart. Find out how to carry out such a task by watching this eSpares video.

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Hi, I'm Helen from eSpares.

In this video, I'm going to take apart the door on this built-in oven. I'm going to give each layer of glass a really good clean, but it also demonstrates how you can replace any damaged panes.

On this Smeg built-in oven, there are four layers of glass but you might find on your oven that there are only two or three, but the process should be fairly similar. 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. Now I can remove this part of the door and I'll just put the door seal to one side and now I've got access to the two inner panels. As you can see, they are sandwiched together by a metal frame. It comes in two parts and I need to unhook them and then remove them. Now I have the two inner door panels ready to be cleaned.

I'm starting by using a glass scraper to scrape off the burnt on dirt and now I'm going to wash it clean with a normal household detergent. As for the outer two pieces of glass, I just need to give these a quick wash. Now I need to put everything back together, starting with the inner door glass. 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, that's much better.

Glass scrapers and replacement door glass for most makes and models of cooker are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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