How to Replace the Door on a Cooker - Zanussi

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Let Rory show you how to replace the outer part of the door and the door handle on a Zanussi built-in cooker.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I'm Rory from eSpares, and in this video I'm going to show you how to replace the outer door and the door handle in this Zanussi built in oven.

As you can see, the glass in this outer door is smashed. It's quite a common thing to happen. You can put your foot through it, or you can drop a pan or a tray on it. It's quite an easy thing to do, and the good news is, it's easy to replace too. You won't need to remove the cooker from its built-in cavity, but what you will need to do is switch the cooker off at the wall. There will usually be a switch in the general vicinity, or maybe above or below in one of the units. But yeah, make sure it's switched off before you get to work.

Now, the first thing I need to do is remove the door from the oven. Like on most cookers, there's latches on both hinges which, when opened fully, will allow the door to be removed from the oven body. Now I've got a bit of room to work with, I need to separate out the two parts of the door. To do this, I'll need to remove these two screws. I'll need a Torx Head Screwdriver to do this. You can buy a Torx set on the eSpares website. I'm just going to use the Torx bit on the end of a driver.

Now I'm going to attach my new outer door to my existing inner door. There's two spaces for screws at the bottom which fits the two together, and at the top it's held in place by a crossbar which sits between the two parts of the door and also holds the handle onto the door as well. Now obviously I have a new handle and a new outer door, but I don't have a new crossbar, so I'm going to use the crossbar from the old handle. So obviously, I just need to remove these two screws to take the old handle off and then also give it a bit of a clean, get rid of this broken glass.

Okay, now I'm just going to sandwich the outer door between the new handle and the old crossbar, not forgetting of course to make sure that you've got the washers in place. To attach the new parts of the door, I need to feed this lip on the inner door, between the crossbar and the outer door. There we go, now I just need to screw in the bottom and we're all good to go. I can now take the protective film off and put the door back on the oven. When fitting the door back on, just make sure that the gap in the hinge sit onto the notch onto the main body of the oven. Don't forget to put the latches back in place of course.

There you go, a new outer door and door handle fitted to this Zanussi cooker. It's not shipshape yet though, a few of these control knob parts need to be replaced. You can see me do that in another video. Door handles, inner and outer doors and all door parts for all makes and models of cooker are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.